Parental Sacrifice in Three Stories Comparison Essay by cee-cee

Parental Sacrifice in Three Stories
An analysis of the the parent-child relationship in Chinua Achebe's "Marriage is a Private Affair", Luigi Pirandello's "War" and Jean Arasanayagam's "All is Burning".
# 115292 | 1,135 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper examines three short stories, "Marriage is a Private Affair," "War" and "All is Burning", and how they illustrate three different facets of parental sacrifice. The paper shows how each story depicts the complexity of the parent-child relationship, as well as the parents' willingness to sacrifice themselves for the sake of their children.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Achebe, Chinua. Marriage is a Private Affair.
  • Arasanayagam, Jean. All is Burning.
  • Pirandello, Luigi. War.
  • Balogun, F. Odun. (1991) Tradition and Modernity in the African Short Story: An Introduction to a Literature in Search of Critics. New York: Greenwood Press, 65-80.
  • Sjobohm, Anders. (1992). Someone Smashed in the Door and Gave Me My Freedom: On the Writings of Jean Arasanayagam. World Literature Today, 66.1, 35-38.

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