"Powder" by Tobias Wolff Analytical Essay by RightRiters

"Powder" by Tobias Wolff
Introduction and discussion of the short story "Powder" by Tobias Wolff.
# 22960 | 658 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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In this review of "Powder" by Tobias Wolff, the writer offers an introduction to the story and discusses its symbolisms. It highlights the theme of the story as being about the relationship between a father and son. It discusses how the accepted roles of a man and a boy can appear confused. The writer maintains that the adult in the relationship is not always who it seems. The paper concludes that Wolff's story shows how people can learn about themselves through their relationship with others.

From the Paper:

"The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the short story "Powder," by Tobias Wolff. Specifically, it will discuss symbols in the story to support the thesis. "Powder" is the story of a boy and his father, and the loving relationship that is not always apparent between the two. The boy is more like a man, and the father is more like a boy, showing the adult in a relationship is not always who it seems, but that people can learn about themselves by their relationships with others."

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