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The Short Stories of Edith Wharton - Chapter Summary
Review Edith Wharton's short stories with this collection of simple and engaging lessons. Taught by expert literature instructors, these lessons can help you analyze the themes and literary elements of Wharton's most famous short stories, including ''The Other Two.'' Check your understanding of Wharton's short stories by taking the chapter's interactive self-assessment quizzes. If you need any extra help, you can submit questions to our instructors online. Finally, we've made the chapter available 24/7 so you can study whenever it's convenient. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Summarize Edith Wharton's ''The Other Two''
- Analyze the major themes of ''The Other Two''
- Assess Wharton's characters, settings and symbolism
1. The Other Two Summary
Looking for a light take on the state of a marriage? ''The Other Two,'' a short story written by Edith Wharton, might fit the bill. In this lesson, we'll summarize the story of the Waythorns' marriage, published in 1904.
2. The Other Two by Edith Wharton: Themes & Analysis
Edith Wharton's short story 'The Other Two' examines marriage from a different perspective. The story discusses divorce and society's view of it. From the topic of marriage, the themes of feminism and societal perception also arise in the story.
3. The Other Two Characters
Waythorn doesn't know much about his wife Alice's two ex-husbands when they are first married. But as the story goes on, he learns more about them. Let's learn about them too, in this lesson about the characters in Edith Wharton's 'The Other Two.'
4. The Other Two Setting
Did you ever wonder what New York City was like at the turn of the 20th century? Edith Wharton does, and she gives us a unique view of what life was like through the description of the setting in ''The Other Two''.
5. The Other Two Symbolism
In Edith Wharton's short story ''The Other Two,'' a husband must come to terms with his new wife's past relationships. In this lesson, we'll explore the symbolism Wharton uses throughout this literary work.
6. The Age of Innocence Setting
Edith Wharton's popular novel portrays a gripping tale of star-crossed lovers fighting against the social constraints of the 19th century. This lesson looks at the role of setting in the story.
7. The Age of Innocence: Symbols & Quotes
This lesson examines Edith Wharton's use of symbolism in her award-winning novel about love, marriage, passion, and decorum. Each symbol will be further illuminated with key quotes from the text.
8. Souls Belated by Edith Wharton: Summary & Quotes
This lesson explores Edith Wharton's short story 'Souls Belated.' We will follow Lydia and Gannett as they travel through Italy. Lydia bides time to make an important decision, but Gannett has his own agenda. We will learn about the plot, characters, and conflict through quotes from the story.
9. Roman Fever: Character Analysis & Quotes
Edith Wharton's ''Roman Fever'' examines an old friendship and the secrets each person concealed. This lesson analyzes each of the story's main characters and provides critical quotes from the text as support.
10. Roman Fever: Summary & Themes
In this lesson, you will learn about Edith Wharton's short story 'Roman Fever'. You will look at a summary of the piece, and explore some of the themes of the story.
11. Roman Fever Setting
In this lesson we will take a look at the setting of Edith Wharton's short story ''Roman Fever.'' This includes when and where the story took place and how setting is tied to plot.
12. Roman Fever: Irony & Symbolism
One of Edith Wharton's well-known works is her short story ''Roman Fever.'' In this lesson you will learn about irony and symbolism, and how they add significance to this story.
13. Kerfol by Edith Wharton: Summary & Analysis
What's better than a ghost story? A ghost story with a social commentary! In this lesson, you'll learn more about Edith Wharton's short story, Kerfol, and what it says about gender roles of Wharton's day.
14. The Dilettante by Edith Wharton: Summary & Analysis
The theme of this story might be 'two can play that game!' In 'The Dilettante,' we meet Thursdale and Mrs. Vervain and their interesting tit-for-tat relationship. We'll summarize and analyze the story in this lesson.
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