Short Stories Anthology - Sunlight on the Grass

Each short story in the anthology with key themes and characters.

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My Polish Teacher's Tie

Themes:- 

- Culture/Cultural differences

- Relationships

- Identity

- Hierarchy/Social class

- Jobs/Careers

- Fairness/Equality

Characters:-

- Carla (the bird), Stephan (the tie), Valerie (the buns), The Head (the pile of papers).

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When the Wasps Drowned

Themes:- 

- Guilt

- Responsibility

- Morality

- Denial (loss of childhood innocence)

- Death

- Suppressed/Fractured memories (conveyed particularly in the structure of the story)

Characters:-

- Therese, Eveline, Tyler, the Mother, Mr Mordecai, the dead girl, the police at the door.

Symbolism:- 

- Wasps, the dead body, the ring, the garden.

2 of 7

Compass and Torch

Themes:-

- Hope

- Foreshadowing

- Desperation

- Seperation/Divorce

- Relationships

- Suppressed emotions

Characters:-

- Boy, Father, Mother, Step-Father, Horses

Symbolism:- 

- Horses, Torch, Compass

3 of 7

On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl

Themes:- 

- Oppertunity

- Fairytale/Fantasy

- Fate

- Realisation

- Self preservation/protection

- Perfection

- Romance

- Realism

Characters:- 

- Boy, Girl

4 of 7

The Darkness Out There

Themes:-

- Stereotypes

- Generation gap

- Loneliness

- Fear

- Morality

- Reality/Fantasy/Fairytale

- Human Nature

- Responsibility

- Growing up/Gaining knowledge

Characters:-  Old Lady, Girl, Boy, Man in the plane, Old ladies husband, Sister.

5 of 7

Anil

Themes:-

- Childhood/Growing up

- Family

- Power

- Rich/Poor

- Men/Woman

- Justice/Morality

Characters:- 

- Anil, Amma(mother), Appa/Ragunathan(father), Marimuthu, The headman.

6 of 7

Something Old, Something New

Themes:- 

- Religion/Faith

- Cultural differences

- Love/Marriage

- Family

- Society

Characters:- 

- The man, The woman, The woman's family (her brother + her uncle)

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Comments

Jodie Budden

really helpful thankyou

Hannah

I think another good theme for the darkness out there is the past, as the old women is stuck in it- she keeps old newspapers ect.

Laiba

Hannah wrote:

I think another good theme for the darkness out there is the past, as the old women is stuck in it- she keeps old newspapers ect.

thats a really good theme, thanks for that :) also i guess you could say the past comes back to the present in a way as she makes her confession, if that makes sense?

Christina

that was really helpful! Thank you so much!

Saira

Thank you, this is really helpful and good luck to all those who are going to do their English Literature this Tuesday! :)

Kate

This diddnt really help me because it didnt explain the themes etc...

Moonisah

its good

livelaughlove♥

really helpful. also for the darkness out there, another theme is matuurity in the case of sandra and prejudice to Kerry.

Rhiannon


Amazingly helpful for my controlled assesment

Rhiannon


would have been better if you explained the relationships

Becky Hopkins

In 'When The Wasps Drowned', how is guilt present??

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