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This job considers the endings of the stories listed at the end of this paragragh. Why do these authors end the stories in the way they do? What kind of vision of humanity do they leave us with and why? The works are:

Adventures of Huck Finn --Mark Twain
The Outcasts of Poker Flats--Bret Harte
The Real Thing--Henry James
A White Heron--Sarah Orne Jewett
The Awakening--Kate Chopin
A New England Nun
The Revolt of Mother--Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Under the Lion's Paw--Hamlin Garland
The Open Boat
The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky
The Blue Hoterl---Stephen Crane
To Build a Fire--Jack London

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First of all, all listed readings are satirical in some way. ALL of the texts contain a theme of controversy, innocence, and ignorance, or combinations of all three of those themes. The controversies are of the time written. We, as modern day readers, sometimes don't see this because the things that were controversial then is not for us now, as changes have been made. Examples are the slavery issues in Huck Finn and the women's rights since Chopin's work. Also, distinguish between the theme and the subject(s). They are NOT equivalent. Many stories share identical subjects: fate, death, innocence, youth, ...

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