This study guide will help you analyse the short story “Some Are Born to Sweet Delight” by Nadine Gordimer. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, themes and message.
Presentation of the text
Title: “Some Are Born to Sweet Delight” (1991)
Author: Nadine Gordimer
Genre: Short story
Nadine Gordimer ( 1923-2014) was a South-African writer and political activist. Her works typically deal with themes such as race, love, and morality. In 1991, she won the Nobel Prize in Literature. She published “Some Are Born to Sweet Delight” in 1991 in her short story collection Jump And Other Stories.
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