Springtime à la Carte by O. Henry

In Springtime à la Carte by O. Henry we have the theme of love, worry, dedication, loneliness, connection and sacrifice. Taken from his Selected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Sarah is very much in love with Walter. However she is despondent […]

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The Green Door by O. Henry

In The Green Door by O. Henry we have the theme of adventure, convention, good fortune, fear, risk and uncertainty. Narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises from the beginning of the story that Henry may be exploring the theme of adventure. The narrator views people in two categories those who will live their life […]

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Hearts and Hands by O. Henry

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In Hearts and Hands by O. Henry we have the theme of appearance, freedom, imitation, honesty, identity and paralysis. Taken from his Selected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Henry may be exploring the theme of appearance. Easton is not who he seems […]

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Witches’ Loaves by O. Henry

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In Witches’ Loaves by O. Henry we have the theme of loneliness, escape, independence, connection, desperation, love, defeat and embarrassment. Taken from his Selected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story it becomes clear to the reader that Henry may be exploring the theme of loneliness. […]

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Buried Treasure by O. Henry

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In Buried Treasure by O. Henry we have the theme of rivalry, love, commitment, greed, trust and success. Taken from his Selected Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a man called Jim and after reading the story the reader realises that Henry may be exploring the theme of rivalry. The narrator and Goodloe both seek […]

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One Dollar’s Worth by O. Henry

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In One Dollar’s Worth by O. Henry we have the theme of revenge, honesty, sacrifice, pity, love, change, compassion, gratitude and justice. Taken from his Selected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Henry may be exploring the theme of revenge. Mexico […]

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The Count and the Wedding Guest by O. Henry

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In The Count and the Wedding Guest by O. Henry we have the theme of love, connection, loneliness, honesty, fear, acceptance and independence. Taken from his Selected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Henry may be exploring the theme of love. Maggie by […]

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Transients in Arcadia by O. Henry

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In Transients in Arcadia by O. Henry we have the theme of escape, loneliness, happiness, paralysis, change, identity and honesty. Taken from his Selected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Henry may be exploring the theme of escape. Both Madame Beaumont and Harold Farrington […]

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The Pendulum by O. Henry

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In The Pendulum by O. Henry we have the theme of repetition, appreciation, remorse, guilt, change, paralysis, selfishness and dependency. Taken from his Selected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Henry may be exploring the theme of repetition or routine. Not […]

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After Twenty Years by O. Henry

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In After Twenty Years by O. Henry we have the theme of friendship, change, guilt and dedication or loyalty. Taken from his Selected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Henry may be exploring the theme of friendship. Bob has kept his word twenty […]

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One Thousand Dollars by O. Henry

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In One Thousand Dollars by O. Henry we have the theme of selflessness, love, devotion and change. Taken from his Selected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Henry may be exploring the theme of selflessness. Though Gillian has the opportunity to spend his […]

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A Retrieved Reformation by O. Henry

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In A Retrieved Reformation by O. Henry we have the theme of change, love, honesty, redemption, determination and identity. Taken from his Selected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Henry may be exploring the theme of change. Jimmy though he continues to rob […]

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The Guilty Party by O. Henry

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In The Guilty Party by O. Henry we have the theme of responsibility, selfishness, betrayal, sacrifice, love and redemption. Set in the late nineteenth century the story is narrated in the third person though Henry does briefly shift to the first person (Lizzie) near the end of the story. It may also be important that Henry on three separate occasions […]

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The Cop and the Anthem by O. Henry

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In The Cop and the Anthem by O. Henry we have the theme of freedom, determination, class, change and hope. Set at the turn of the Twentieth Century the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Henry may be exploring the theme of freedom. Throughout the story […]

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The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

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In The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry we have the theme of poverty, frustration, connection, struggle, love, sacrifice, anxiety and commitment. Set in New York at the turn of the twentieth century the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Henry may be […]

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The Last Leaf by O. Henry

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In The Last Leaf by O. Henry we have the theme of commitment, sacrifice, friendship, compassion, hope and dedication. Set in the first decade of the twentieth century the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Henry may be exploring the theme of commitment. Throughout the story […]

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