"Ragged Dick" and "Struggling Upward" Analytical Essay by David

"Ragged Dick" and "Struggling Upward"
A comparison between the two stories and their themes by Horatio Alger Jr.
# 2350 | 640 words | 0 sources | 2001
Published on Feb 16, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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A comparison of two stories, "Ragged Dick" and "Struggling Upward" by Horatio Alger Jr. The author looks at the writer's concepts of hard work, education and intelligence as a way to rise in the world as the main themes in both stories. Included is a personal account of the stories.

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"In these two stories, Alger Jr. describes the lives of two boys, two poor Americans who worked hard and ambitiously to rise above their circumstances. Although the two stories are different, some of the morals and examples Alger uses are similar. Both stories have rich gentlemen who were poor while young, and those rich characters were kind and wanted to help poor young boys to find a better life."

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