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What Elements Makes Up A Short Story What is a short story What are the criteria necessary for a short story What makes a good short story After lengthy debates between many groups weve decided that it can not be decided by consensus but by what we feel a short story must contain different people may have different perspectives of this This essay is devoted to portraying my groups conclusion to what a short story is With reference to our critical criteria plot suspense object and timeline I will discuss whether the stories Mr Know All The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and By the Rivers of Babylon meets them The plot is a series of events combined together to form a short story The events are limited due to the length of a short story A short story is also viewed as the storyline of the story Each event occurs according to its order in the storyline The three stories that I chose to analyze all contain the element of plot In the story Mr Know All Max Kelada a voyager on the ship traveling from San Francisco annoys all the passengers by entering their conversations uninvitingly He frequently takes over the discussion due to his vast knowledge Max was credited to knowing almost everything about anything No one on the ship could beat him in a debate One day he had a bet with another passenger by the name of Ramsay It was about the authenticity of the pearls that Ramsays wife was wearing Kelada after careful inspection knew that the pearls were real But after he saw the expression on Mrs Ramsays face he sacrificed his reputation and concluded that the pearls were imitation to save the Ramsays relationship Plot was also evident in the story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty The title itself describes what this story is all about It was concerning a man by the
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