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Turning Points an Inspection of Different Perspectives Turning points in a story reflect the implied meaning of the author and the interpretation of the reader An author who develops his or her turning point does so to emphasize a certain aspect of their literature Readers are meant to follow the literature not lead and in this sense the reader follows the paths set in place by the author to the inevitable conclusion There are always various paths to be taken by characters of the literature but there is the eventuality of the path leading to no others This path leads to the conclusion of the literature and the end of the story The path that leaves no other foreseeable option and sets the pace of the literature to the end is the turning point Due to the characteristics of turning points it is left to the readers discretion to determine when a turning point is presented Often two readers of the same literature will come to different conclusions concerning what exactly is the turning point in a novel With this explanation I intend to procure new insight concerning the turning points of certain short stories and thus provide depth to my definition The short story How Much Land Does a Man Need the main character is faced with greed The main character Pakhom seems amiable for the most part although he does have some definite character flaws aside from greed that is when angered he physically assaults his wife and children Pakhom would pay up and then curse and beat his family p 296 I believe that this side of the man was meant to soften the blow of his demise By allowing a character to be flawed and worse yet with a despicable habit that characters passing evokes less mourning than would otherwise be allowed I feel that the turning point in the novel comes when he is running the final stretch There is
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