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Relationships Between Stories Essay

1053 words - 5 pages

Relationships Between Stories

You may wonder how a novel about a dog surviving in the wild can relate to a story about a Jewish family trying to brave the Holocaust.Or how a story about a mentally ill man going through ups and downs in his education can be tied to a novel about a group of troubled hoods who have no family except for there fellow greasers.No matter how different the stories are they all can be tied together, they all have a common theme. “ Flowers for Algernon,” by Daniel Keyes,The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and The Call of the Wild by Jack London all deal with love and special bonds.

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Buck would do anything for him. He becomes heart broken when he discovers that the Yeehats murdered Mr. Thornton.
In “The Diary Of Anne Frank,”Anne and her family are living in a crowded overflowing basement, along with the Van Daans and Mr. Dussel. They cant make noise and have to be super careful or else they will suffer the consequences of being discovered by the Green Police. While hiding out from the Nazis special bonds begin to form. At first Peter found Anne to be very annoying, but later on in the story they start to grow passion for one another. “ Isn’t it funny, you and I? Here we’ve been seeing each other every minute for almost a year and a half, and this is the first time we’ve ever really talked. It helps a lot to have someone to talk to, don’t you think? It helps you let of steam.” (Anne, page 758.) “ Well any time you want to let off some steam, you can come into my room.”(Peter, page 758.) Peter and Anne are beginning to start a bond and are now growing closer. “ I wouldn’t want you to see some of it. I thought you were a nothing, just the way you thought about me.” ( Anne, page 765.) “ Did you change your mind the way I changed mine about you?” (Peter, page 765) Soon after these word Peter kisses Anne on the cheek. They begin to like each other and they eventually love one another.
In the story “ Flowers for Algernon,” by Daniel Keyes Charlie Gordon is a thirty-two-year-old man with an IQ of 68.Charlie volunteers to be the subject of an experimental surgical procedure which would more than triple his IQ. Although Charlie is has below average intelligence, he is unusually motivated, taking night school classes at the Beekman University Center for Retarded Adults. At first, he is afraid he won't be chosen for the project, but he...

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