Short Story for Tomorrow’s Class- The Man of the House


Here is the document attached for tomorrow’s class on ‘The man of the House’. This is a beautiful short story; can’t wait to get into it. The Man of the House

Happy Reading 🙂

Best regards.


About Trey

“I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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    • In the man of the house there was a little boy who struggles manfully with each of the tasks, often not doing a very good job .But we admire his heroic efforts and his evident love for his mother, mingled with his fear that she may die. After waiting ages at the dispensary for the cough medicine, Flurry is tempted by a little girl he meets to have a taste, and before many minutes pass, the bottle is empty, and he has to return home with nothing to give his mother.He blames himself for not keeping his word , but goes into the church and begs the Blessed Virgin for pardon and a miracle. When he reaches home , his mother is still in bed, and he feels that the Virgin has let him down, and that there hasbeen no miracles.Happily ,though, his mother is actually much better,and when he gets home, tired, crying, and a feverish,it is she who puts him to bed, comforting him and letting him know how proud she is of him.

      Narrative techniques: Narrator,Contrast and Diction.

      Compare the boy’s mother with the girl’s father and say what conclusion you come to about what makes a good parent.

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