Fiction Essay Fiction stories are those stories not true or factual and are created by the author. These stories are imagined by the author and narrated to the reader. The reader has the opportunity to add their own imagination to the story to make the reading even more enjoyable. Fiction relies on the imagination of the author and the imagination of the reader along with the elements of fiction. Fiction readings are in the form of realistic and non-realistic. When discussing these two types of fiction readings two stories come to mind. The realistic story that comes to mind is the story of “A & P” by John Updike. John Updike is “…considered one of the best of American writers of fiction and poetry” and his story of “A & P” proves to be an ideal example of fiction (V., and Zweig 370). The non-realistic story is “The Fox and the Grapes”, which is found in Aesop’s Fables. Both of these narratives contain elements of fiction easily identified and therefore entertaining to discuss. Characters and point of view are two of the elements of fiction found in these two short stories. Discussion of these two elements, expand on the knowledge of fiction stories through examples and definitions. Characters are the people, animals or things found in literary work and are a fiction element. Different character types are present such as protagonist, who is the main character, and antagonist, which opposes the main character ("The Elements of Fiction"). The point of view element of fiction stories is that perspective in which a story is told. The point of view is that of the person telling the story and the method in which the reader knows what is happening ("The Elements of Fiction"). The story of “A & P” is a comic story where a young man... ... middle of paper ... ...An Introduction to Reading and Writing. 10th. Longman Publishing Group, 2010. 62-388. Print. Æsop. Fables, retold by Joseph Jacobs. Vol. XVII, Part 1. The Harvard Classics. New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1909–14; Bartleby.com, 2001. www.bartleby.com/17/1/. "An Interview with John Updike." Spike. Web. 2 Jun 2011. . "The Elements of Fiction." ReadWriteThink.org. Web. 1 Jun 2011. . Townsend, George. "Literature.org." Fables Translated by George Fyler Townsend. Knowledge Matters Ltd., n.d. Web. 3 Jun 2011. . V., Edgar, and Robert Zweig. Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. 10th. Longman Publishing Group, 2010. 62-388. Print.
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