O’Henry and Roald Dahl

İmamoğlu, Hüseyin Kaan (2010) O’Henry and Roald Dahl. other thesis, TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL.

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Abstract

The reason why I decided to write an extended essay on English B, is because I was interested in the topic that I’ve chosen. I enjoy reading short stories, especially those that have a surprising ending. I find both O’Henry and Roald Dahl quite successful in their short stories. After reading many short stories of the two, I realized that there are some differences between the abovementioned writers. After outlining the differences, I decided to examine these in further detail. As explained in the extended essay, the main difference between the two writers is their use of characterization. Roald Dahl makes his characters’ traits quite obvious, whereas O’Henry chooses to convey this in between the lines. This difference, added with their style creates a difference in their short stories. Since O’Henry has a more closed tone compared to Roald Dahl, the surprise factor in their twisted endings also differs from each other. The main separation however is in their use of characterization. Three short stories by both writers have been chosen. The reason why these short stories have been chosen is because the differences between the writers mentioned above are quite clear in these short stories.

Item Type: Thesis (other)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Merak Sezgen IB Notu: C
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compairing authors
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 09:08
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2011 07:39
URI: http://tedprints.tedankara.k12.tr/id/eprint/98

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