Last Leaf

The text under review is a short story written by American novelist O’Henry. His real name was William Sydney Porter. He was born in North California in 1862 and died in 1910 aged 47. He worked as a bank clerk. He was sentenced to prison being found guilty for embezzlement. He had to send money to his daughter for living so he started to write short stories and publish them. He had fourteen stories published under various pseudonyms while he was in prison, but was becoming best known as "O. Henry". This pseudonym he imported from his prison guard who was of Irish origin.

    The text I’m dealing with is presented a description of story, which would have happened in real life. Because of this author couldn’t help using dialogs between main characters. The text is written in the third person, but O’ Henry through his characters leave his own mark.

    In exposition author introduce Greenwich village, is an old town where people enthralled by paintings and art came. It is a popular place for young artists, because of the low rent on the apartments, and atmosphere. At the topmost floor of an squeaky three-story building lived Sue and Johnsy (nickname for Joanna). They met at a restaurant where they found out that they share the same interests when it comes to art and food.

    Then, Six months after Sue, O’Henry said that she from Maine there are shown category of place, and it’s should indicate us that she should be more adopted for difficulties, and Johnsy form California, it’s category of place too, a mite of a little woman with blood thinned by CA zephyrs – there we also see metaphor, which reflect us how delicate she should be,   started with their joint studio, Johnsy was sick with pneumonia, like others in their town. She had very little chance to live, and Sue was saddened. Johnsy said that if the last leaf on the Ivy vine fell, she would pass away. So, even doctor gives her only one in ten chances to survive, raising them to one in five if Sue can get...