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“Path of Immortality”: Commentary on a Short Story of Chinese Fox Spirits

“Path of Immortality” was a story made out of the idea of combining a bunch of themes of Chinese stories, such as the ones found in Pu Songling’s Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, with my own current-day themes. One of the most common themes was that the main character was in some way foolish, […]

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Artifact Analysis Summary – The Gallows

The Gallows – Suhayr al-Tall This is a unique short story that puts much of the details on the reader. Because of this, there are many interpretations of the same story. I interpreted this story as a recount of a public execution. While not quite the most pleasant topic, the story itself is certainly interesting […]

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Artifact Analysis: The Gallows

For my artifact analysis assignment, I chose to analyze “The Gallows,” which is a short story written by Jordanian author Suhay al-Tall. The story is about a person approaching the gallows and the thoughts that are running through their mind. My initial impression of the story was that it was dark, the first line that […]

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Artifact Analysis: “The Gallows”

The artifact that I analyzed was a short story written by Suhayer al-Tall called “The Gallows”. This story paints a picture of the main character’s ascension to “the gallows”. It describes the process of moving through a group of people and different settings to an end. This story is, in essence, a story of al-Tall’s […]

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Analysis of “The Gallows” – A Short Story that Misses Its Own Point

“The Gallows” is a short story written by Suhayr al-Tall.  It is featured in the compiled novel Arab Women Writers.  In it, the author narrates ‘your’ journey from a dark space (‘you’ being the character in the story to whom the author is speaking, and not necessarily the reader), through a crowded space, and finally […]

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