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Task 3: Identify the literary devices used in each of the text

provided.

Short Stories 2:

“The Doll”

by

Paul Gallico

The Dream and other stories

Daphne du Maurier and others


Theme:

We should give our love to the people around us so that they will feel there are
people concerned about them.

Characters and the characteristic:

1. Stephen Amony
~ A young doctor lives in London
~ Fall in love with Mary Nolan and they get married at last.
~ Has two children
~ Loving and caring person
e.g.: i) He remembered his niece birthday and he decided to buy her a gift.
ii) In order to make his patient become better, he brought her some
books and some chocolates.
~ Curious person
e.g.: He wanted to know the person who made the beautiful doll and he
wondered why the person can produce such beautiful dolls.
~ Has good knowledge in examining the patient
e.g.: Once he noticed the way that Mary sat, he knows that he could make
that leg straight.
~ Helpful person
e.g.: i) He determined to help Mary to lead a happy life because he found
that Mary is always depressed and she did not want to continue living.
ii) He saved Jim Carter’s son life last year.
~ Sincere person
e.g.: He still loves Mary even though she has a twisted leg.
~ Kind-hearted person
e.g.: When Rose Callamit asked for the cost of the visit, Stephen Amony told
her that he won’t ask for the money if she could not afford it.

2. Jim Carter
~ Owner of a newspaper shop
~ Friendly person
e.g.: He always greets all the guests warmly as they arrived especially
Doctor Amony because Doctor Amony often visit his shop to buy
newspaper.
~ Willing to help people
e.g.: He promised to help Doctor Amony when Doctor Amony asked for his
help.

3. Rose Callamit
~ A tall woman with red hair, dark eyes, bright and shiny red mouth and a
serious face.
~ Wear very expensive coats and hats
~ Between 45 until 55 years old
~ Live in the house next to the cake shop in Hardley Street
~ Greedy woman
e.g.: She takes care of Mary when Mary’s parent was passed away because
she thought that Mary’s father was a rich man.
~ Cruel person
e.g.: She treats unkind to Mary after she knows that Mary’s father was not a
rich man.
~ Materialistic person
e.g.: She concerned the money more than Mary’s feelings
( “Without Mary and the dolls, the money will end,” said by Rose Callamit)
~ Selfish woman
e.g.: She just wants to find more money without take care of Mary’s body.
~ Stubborn person
e.g.: She do not want to listen to the advice of Doctor Amony about making the
leg becomes straight.

4. Mary Nolan
~ Has a thin body with the pale face, large darks eyes and a dry, unhealthy hair.
~ A girl with not more than 25 years old
~ Her left leg is twisted for nearly ten years because of a bad car crash
~ Her parent was killed in a car accident
~ Has talent in drawing the dolls
~ Fall in love with Stephen Amony and they get married at last
~ Has two children after married
~ Depressed person
e.g.: Mary always lives in an unhappy and hopeless life because her aunt
treats unkind to her
~ Lack of love
e.g.: Since her parents passed away, she did not receive any love from anyone.
Her aunt did not love Mary but she loves the money.
Settings:
1. Place:
a) By the River Thames, London – house of Stephen amony
b) Abbey Lane – location of shops
c) Hardley Street – place that Rose Callami stayed

2. Time:
a) This story happened on October three years ago
b) Mary’s parents was passed away about two years ago

3. Weather conditions: sunny day


Plot:
Introduction

There is a doctor named Stephen Amony lived in London. Everyday, he


goes to a newspaper shop owned by Jim Carter to buy newspaper. One
day, he found that there is a doll half-hidden in the corner of the
window. That is a very beautiful doll for him. He brought it as the
present for his niece. But, he still wondered how a woman could make
such beautiful doll like this.

Rising Action

A few weeks later, after Doctor Amony received a call from a woman,
he went to the woman’s house to treat a patient. He saw the dolls and a
girls whose left leg is twisted.

Climax
Falling Action
Denouement
Plot: