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19 Feb

The Case of the Crushed Petunias: Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams' “The Case of the Crushed Petunias” is a humorous play about a young woman. She was comfortable leading a dull and dreary life. She becomes greatly upset when her petunias are trampled the night before. Her flower bed is crushed by a mysterious stranger. This forces her to rethink her life. The action of the play takes place in the Simple Notion shop .I

19 Feb

October 2026: The Million Year Picnic- Ray Bradbury

“October 2026: The Million Year Picnic” was written at the threshold of the space age. It highlights the strengths and failings of human nature when faced with a new frontier. It also reflects many post war social concerns. It criticizes imperialism, racism, environmental pollution, censorship and nuclear arms race. It deals with survival of what ought to survive as seen thro

19 Feb

A Small, Well Lighted Place: Hemingway

Hemingway’s   ‘A Small, Well Lighted Place’ is set in a small café in Spain. Two waiters prepare to close the café for the night. It is very late and everyone had left the café except an old man. He had sat in the shadow, the leaves of the tree made against the electric light. The old man liked to sit late because he was deaf and it was qu

19 Feb

Mammon and the Archer: O.Henry

O. Henry’s” Mammon and the Archer “ depicts a rich businessman named Anthony Rockwell. Though he is not an aristocrat his son tries to woo the daughter of an aristocrat. Anthony believes that money is the ultimate in life. He tries to prove it by staging a drama which helps his son win his bride. The theme of the story represents the eternal conflicts between money and

19 Feb

The Story of an Hour: Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin’s "The Story of an Hour" centers on a young woman’s reaction to a report that her husband died in a train accident. The action takes place in a single hour in an American home. The play conforms to the classical unities of time, place and action. Mrs Mallard was afflicted with heart trouble. So great care was taken to break to her the news of her husb

19 Feb

A Horseman in the Sky: Ambrose Bierce

One sunny afternoon in the autumn of the year 1861 a soldier lay by the road side in Western Virginia. He was asleep at his post of duty. If he was discovered he would be shot dead. He was high on top of a cliff; just on the opposite side there was a huge rock jutting out. A thousand feet down there was a valley covered with a forest, a natural meadow and a stream. It was a theatre of wa