‘One Dollar’s Worth’ by O. Henry: An Analysis

 

By Dr Oliver Tearle

‘One Dollar’s Worth’ is a short story by the American writer O. Henry, whose real name was William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). A trademark of the O. Henry story is the surprise twist ending, and ‘One Dollar’s Worth’ certainly has a few surprises in store for the reader in its closing paragraphs. The story is about a criminal who seeks vengeance on the judge who put him in prison, by intending to kill the judge’s daughter. Continue reading “‘One Dollar’s Worth’ by O. Henry: An Analysis”

‘After Twenty Years’ by O. Henry: An Analysis

 

By Dr Oliver Tearle

‘After Twenty Years’ is a short story by the American writer O. Henry, whose real name was William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). A trademark of the O. Henry story is the surprise twist ending, and ‘After Twenty Years’ is a classic example of this. The story is about two friends who agree to meet up after twenty years to compare each other’s lives. Continue reading “‘After Twenty Years’ by O. Henry: An Analysis”