A notable example of anagnorisis occurs in Oedipus Rex: Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother in ignorance, learning the truth only toward the climax of the play. In the film The Othersa mother is convinced that her house is being haunted; at the end of the film, she learns that she and her children are really the ghosts. In the episode of The Twilight Zone titled " Five Characters in Search of an Exit ", the viewer discovers at the climax that the characters are discarded toys in a donation bin.
It could be the ending, or a twist halfway through, or just the entire story that makes you go "WTF?! There are last lines that change the meaning of the entire story. There are stories that you don't understand until you read them multiple times.
There are moments that shock you, anger you, unsettle you, freak you out, or make you want to throw the book across the room and scream "WHAT?! Above all, these are stories that you won't easily forget. Dive into this list if you want to give your brain and your pulse a workout.
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson This is one of the most famous short stories in American literature with a memorable ending that's sure to rock you. An American small town seems innocuous enough -- but oh, it is not.
Amazon Farrar, Straus and Giroux This story of a Civil War execution plays with time and has an ending that makes the story even more confusing, if that's possible. Amazon Dover Publications 3. A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.
Salinger This is the first appearance of Seymour Glass in the Salinger canon, and it's safe to say you won't truly understand the ending until you read every other Glass story. Maybe not even then. Amazon Back Bay Books Another classic and unforgettable American short story in which a family road trip turns into something else.
You can guess what's going to happen, yet you're still not prepared for it. Amazon Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 5. Child's Play by Alice Munro Alice Munro is the master of the disturbing, multi-layered short story, but when she turns her attention to the behavior of children, she truly outdoes herself.
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Amazon Penguin Classics 8. The Catbird Seat by James Thurber The office frustrations of an unassuming middle-aged man quickly spiral out of control in this tale by the author who brought us the deceptive story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Amazon Library of America 9. The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges Jorge Luis Borges is a master of magical realism, and this story will make you contemplate the universe.
Amazon Penguin Classics Zombie by Chuck Palahniuk This story is just plain cerebral. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman You slowly start to realize that something isn't quite right in this story, although the monomania probably tipped you off.
Amazon Dover Publications The Semplica-Girl Diaries by George Saunders George Saunders' unsettling short story unfolds from the diary entries of an unreliable narrator.
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