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Discuss and Compare Ant Two of the Short Stories We Have Read in Class. Essay

  • Submitted by: siobhan87
  • on March 23, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 2,324 words

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Love is one of the most powerful emotions that will usually exist when everything else has gone. Therefore, it is really miserable when you have to let go of someone you love. In the short story ‘Flight’ by Doris Lessing, we see how much the granddad loves his granddaughter and how he does not want to give her up to someone else. The granddad wants to keep his granddaughter but on the other hand, he has to learn and accept to let go of his granddaughter as a circle of life. ‘Flight’ was published in 1957, in a collection of short stories entitled The Habit of Loving. Another short story that will be discussed and compared to ‘Flight’ is ‘Tickets Please’ by D.H. Lawrence it is a story of unrequited love and the revenge that it spawns. In its emotional depth and detail, it also reveals the sexual war that D. H. Lawrence believed always raged between men and women. ‘Tickets Please’ is one of the short stories in the collection England My England, published in 1922. I chose these two short stories because they are related to relationships between people dealing with the theme of relationship and loss.
‘Flight’ is a short story revolving around an old man and his learning of accepting in life. The author does not let her readers know much about the old man, especially in the sphere of physical appearance and even his name is not known to the readers. Doris Lessing aims to steer her readers to centre on the old man’s inner feelings, i.e. his weird mood and his consequent eccentric behaviours. Lessing uses narration and description to catch the reader’s attention by making us feel the grandfather's state of emotions. In the beginning of the story, we first meet his granddaughter Lisa through his eyes that "travelled homewards along the road until his granddaughter swinging on the gate underneath a frangipani tree. Her hair fell down her back in a wave of sunlight; and her long bare legs repeated the angles of the frangipani stems, bare, shinning brown stems among...

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