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Essay | A comparison of "Initiation" and "A Cap For Steve"

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A comparison of "Initiation" and "A Cap For Steve"

Summary: Compares "Initiation," by Sylvia Plath and "A Cap For Steve," by Morley Callaghan. Defines epiphany as it relates to character development. Compares characters within the two stories, conflict within each story, influence from other characters within each story, and the epiphanies these characters experience in the story.
An epiphany is when a character comes to a sudden realization and experiences a decision that changes their lives. An epiphany can be seen as character development within a story, having devices such as conflict trigger it. Usually occurring within the middle-end of a story, an epiphany is a conclusion of everything that particular character has encountered and experienced within the story. Millicent ("Initiation") and Mr. Diamond's ("A Cap For Steve") epiphanies compare because of the many things that leaded their epiphanies to occur. These things being: conflict within the story, influence from other characters within the story, and the symbolism these characters experience in the story.

Conflict is clearly present in both "Initiation" and "A Cap For Steve." The conflicts they face within the stories are seen as having a vital role in their epiphanies. Mr. Diamond and Steve's conflict...

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