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For my midterm short story review the two stories I chose to read were 1 O Henrys The Ransom of Red Chief because I was in the play version of the story in high school and 2 Stephen Kings Suffer the Little Children because I really like Stephen King The one I chose to write about however was the second one The plot starts out with a third grade teacher named Miss Sidley King in the first paragraph of the story aptly compares her to God by explaining how she knows every detail of her class from those chewing gum to those wanting to go to the restroom to trade baseball cards instead of use the facilities King shows this absolute power in her mannerisms her body language and the looks that we the reader glimpse into her mind She is described as a small woman who had to stretch to write on the highest level of the blackboard Graying and plagued with a failing back which she wears a brace to support this woman was still feared by all the children The event that really gives way to the plot at hand though is while the children are having their spelling lesson and one little boy Robert uses the word tomorrow in a interesting little sentence Tomorrow a bad thing will happen he says This is one of the most common elements of fiction alliteration This is a key plot point in the story and if you miss it you wont understand Then after this statement Miss Sidley begins to see Robert change It is implied that it is a physical transformation but you dont get concrete details on this transformation until later in the story You only learn at first that something is different about the way he looks That something sticks in her mind the rest of the day plaguing her as she eats her dinner of poached eggs on toast and
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