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Fiction : A Fictional Story

- Fiction is primarily aimed at eliciting emotions of others. When a reader becomes deeper engaged in a fictional story, they often forget how fictional the story really is and enthralled in the characters.This deeper connection in turn leads to an experience of the emotions of the characters; causing a deeper connection to the reading. According to Bruner (Bruner J 1986), a person reading fiction will react more towards a story than when you would read a non-fictional story because fiction provides a safe place for a reader to be able to experience emotions without the need for being self conscious....   [tags: Fiction, Narrative, Narratology, Character]

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The Moment: A Fictional Story

- This was it. This was the moment he was waiting for. The moment to step up on the green, hard court and show everyone, what he was really made of. This was his chance to prove his doubters wrong and make his parents proud. The bright summer weather, and the luscious green trees in the background welcomed Max onto the court. He slowly ambled toward the court with its freshly painted lines, seeming calmer than he was really was. The only thing that separated him from his opponent was the net, looking as high as it had ever been....   [tags: tournament, tennis, goals]

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The Fictional Story Of North And South By Elizabeth Gaskell

- The fictional story of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell is an engaging story of realism, pastoral dialect and family drama. The protagonist of the story, Margaret Hale is very well educated. She begins her life in South England, in a hamlet called Helstone. She is uprooted by her father, a pastor who by conscience feels he can no longer serve the church of England, to the industrial Northern town of Milton. Margaret’s first impression of the town is negative but over time she learns to empathise with a man named John Thornton, an owner of one of the main factories in Milton....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Factory, Manchester]

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Water Polo Fictional Story

- About : Winner plays for the varsity water polo team for the YG Institute of Music. When they play their rivals, EXO of SM Academy, Winner is confronted by players that not only rival them in skill but also in love. Prologue: Seungyoon threw his bag down on the pool deck, squinting from the glare of the sun off the water. Taehyun followed close behind, setting his bag down next to his hyung's, holding one hand to his forehead, shading his eyes. "SM Academy today?" he asked. Seungyoon nodded, casting a glare over to the other team....   [tags: Sports, Pool]

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Fictional Short Story

- ~Lucie’s POV~ Within a blink of an eye Casey appeared. He was sprawled on the ground with his body a tangled mess of arms and legs. I felt my heart race at the sight of him. I tried rushing forward to him but my legs seemed to be locked in place. “Casey!” His head snapped up and he bounced up, running over to me with blinding speed. He engulfed me in his arms burying his head into the crook of my neck. I did the same and breathed in his heavenly scent, a mixture of dark chocolate, pine cones, and a scent that only belonged to him....   [tags: fantasy, suspense]

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Meeting a girl in Italy: A Fictional Story

- Ti Amo I was so excited. The day I’ve waited for, it was June 25th and I was finally leaving for my much anticipated trip to Italy. I’ve always wanted to go to Italy and go see everything it has to offer. It was a long flight so I decided to watch the excellent airline movie, then listen to some of the latest musical hits and read the great instructions on what to do in case of an emergency. Travelling to Italy was only one of the many things I wanted to do after I finished high school. Last year I spent most of my summer in Cancun, and the year before that I spent it in Australia where I got to meet many of my father’s relatives....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bleachers, by John Grisham

- In John Grisham’s, Bleachers, this fiction story takes us through a small town in Messina, Mississippi. Everyone who is anyone attends their local high school football games. Thousands of locals come to the Friday night football games to watch the Messina Spartans play each week. Bleachers takes place in a present time setting in which former players talk about past games. The legendary coach of the Messina Spartans is getting close to the end while the former players await his death. Former players from different years are sitting on the bleachers of Rake Field talking about past games and memories....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Fictional Story]

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Anne of Green Gables

- A fictional story written by the wonderful author Lucy Maud Montgomery, takes place mostly on the lovely Prince Edward Islands in Canada. This story is about a fare skinned, very thin, red headed orphan girl with a wild imagination. She goes through the world looking for “kindred spirits,” meeting “bosom” friends and school foes. Let’s take a look at Anne’s life in “Anne of Green Gables”. After her parent died of fevers, Anne was taken in by Mrs. Thomas, since her parents both came from far away and none of her relatives lived close by....   [tags: Lucy Maud Montgomery fictional story]

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A Portrait of Franz Kafka's Life in his Fictional Story, Metamorphosis

- A Portrait of Franz Kafka's Life in his Fictional Story, Metamorphosis Franz Kafka seems to have had a tough time growing up with his father, who was apparently a domineering, unapproachable man. A few years before Franz's untimely death, he wrote a long letter to his father in an attempt to address many of the lingering issues which had plagued their relationship. He may have tried through his fictional writing to reach his father prior to the letter, using a kind of "metaphor code." Franz Kafka became other characters representing himself in his fiction....   [tags: Kafka Metamorphosis Essays]

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The Return - The Animal in the Cage

- The Return The Animal In The Cage Hell, what a place to be. A place with the sweet sound of hundreds of thousands of people screaming in agony, as my children torture their helpless souls. This is my home. This is my paradise. And I'm locked up in a cage with my douche bag older brother who's been a pain in my ass for far too long. Well he was a pain in my ass. Two and a half years I've been fighting it out with Michael, and the other 6 months I've been trying to crawl out of here. Now, after three years of waiting, I'm out....   [tags: chapter one, fictional story]

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Writing Effective Combat Scenes The Stormtrooper Effect

- Writing Effective Combat Scenes A combat scene that is well-written and well thought out adds excitement and tension to a story, whether it’s hand-to-hand combat between mortal enemies or an all-out four-army control-of-the-world skirmish of Tolkien magnitude. Writing a combat scene can be a complex process that may or may not work out, following a few simple rules can ease the headache a little by at least knowing which pitfalls to avoid. The decision to insert a fight scene into your plot should not be taken lightly....   [tags: story, fictional guns, battle]

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The Wrong Turn down Slang Hollows Lane

- Arissa, a British poet, had gotten into deep trouble; one wrong turn down the road and she would have to accept the fact that death was approaching her, very soon. This is her story. As Arissa and Nicholas, Arrissa’s younger brother, a mechanic, were headed on their way home after a late night party, they were about to encounter a real thrill, their last one. While they drove, Arissa had a sense that something dreadful was going to happen. As they went down the empty- deserted highway it started to rain quite heavily....   [tags: fictional short story, suspense]

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Fictional Elements Of ' St. Lucy 's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves

- There are many fictional elements that are important when it comes to short stories. These elements help the reader understand the story in more depth, and help to gain a better understanding of what the author’s purpose is. One of these elements is setting. Setting is the time and place in which a story takes place, it can help determine the mood, influence how characters’ act, change the dialog in the story and can reflect how the characters interact in society. In the short story, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” the setting is a very important element to show the development of the girls and how they changed throughout the story....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Short stories]

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The Assassin: A Short Story

- How do we handle fictional narratves. John Murdock woke up after a long night of drinking he got up and went to the kitchen and put the kettle on. Then he walked out to his boat house there was his pride and joy a 8m, aluminium hull, dark red quintrex with twin Yamaha 200hp out boards. John walked back to the house, and poured himself a strong cup of coffee and sat down at his table as he did he caught sight of a black BMW parked about three houses down the street, he took a mouth full of his coffee and caught a quick glimpse of the car he could see two suits sitting in the front of the BMW, he drank the rest of his coffee and went to his room to get changed....   [tags: Fictional Narrative]

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Books Vs. Watching A Fictional Movie

- Some people consider it a waste of time to read fiction novels versus watching a fictional movie. People say there is no reason to let your mind wander in a fantasy world when there is much more to learn about the real world. The real truth is whether one reads fiction or nonfiction, it puts her ahead of the rest of the population. There are many reasons that children and teens today need to read more fiction novels. The first reason is that fiction novels expand creativity. Our creative processes are fed through new ideas and perspectives....   [tags: Fiction, Novel, Mind, Character]

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Fictional Lies to Children: Good or Bad?

- I believe that lying to a child about fictional characters, such as: Santa, Easter Bunny, tooth fairy, etc., makes the child enjoy the holiday/event more than if there wasn’t something to believe in. The lies produced by the parents of these children can be confusing and hurtful to the children, but it may also bring out the magic in the holidays. So, how do we know what can happen when we tell these “Little White Lies” to the children we raise. Knowing the “Santa” story can maintain a child’s innocence....   [tags: innocence, lesson, imagination]

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What Is A Short Story?

- Short Stories What is a short story. A short story is a fictional piece of writing that can range from 1,000 to 20,000 words. Unlike a novel, he reader should be able to read a short story within a short amount of time. Because the length of a short story is shorter than a novel, it usually has one main character (minor characters can be added in limited amounts) and focuses on one plot, setting, and central theme. Why do we write short stories. The answer is simple, they’re practice. Almost all of the best writers started out writing short stories....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Character, Essay]

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Alternatives to Live-Action Fictional Films

- Is there an alternative to live action fictional films. And if there is an alternative is there a chance it could be entertaining. Who doesn’t enjoy a good fiction film. In Film: An Introduction by William H. Phillips, we learn that the alternative to such films can be both enlightening and entertaining (299). What type of film could be both enlightening and entertaining. Documentaries are. There is potential in a documentary film, also referred to as non-fictional films, which fictional films cannot grasp....   [tags: Film, Documentary]

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A True War Story By Tim O ' Brien

- To write a true war story that causes the readers to feel the way the author felt during the war, one must utilize happening-truth as well as story-truth. The chapter “Good Form” begins with Tim O’Brien telling the audience that he’s forty-three years old, and he was once a soldier in the Vietnam War. He continues by informing the readers that everything else within The Things They Carried is made up, but immediately after this declaration he tells the readers that even that statement is false. As the chapter continues O’Brien further describes the difference between happening-truth and story-truth and why he chooses to utilize story-truth throughout the novel....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Literature, Novel]

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A Post-Structuralist Take: Herman Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener: A story of Wall-Steet

- “Bartleby the Scrivener : A story of Wall-Street” was first published in two parts , appearing in the November and December 1853 issues of the magazine before finally in 1856 being published as part of a collection. The author Herman Melville by that time had found himself, much acclaim and recognition and everyone expected his latest work to be up to his previous standards. “Bartleby the Scrivener” provides almost a window to the struggle that Herman Melville faced during that time of his life and career; his works such as “Moby Dick” were loved but his shorter stories seemed not to receive the same appraise....   [tags: Story Analysis, Employee Relationship]

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Short Story : Rape And The Effect It Has On Women During The Partition

- The first common theme in Saadat Manto’s short story is rape and the effect it has on women during the Partition. A young girl, Sakina, is raped by a few men of in her community while her father is desperately looking for her amongst the dangers and chaos of the Partition. He asks social workers to help him find Sakina. When they do, they approach her and assure her to go along with them. Sakina confides in them but then ends up being repeatedly raped. At first, Sakina is a terrified and hesitant young girl trying to avoid the men....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Rape, Short stories]

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The Story Behind The Truth

- The Story Behind the “Truth” The genre fiction brings the audience into a new experience they have never experienced before in their lives. It introduces different types of people and places one can only imagine. A fiction uses fantasy as a way to reel us into a story as if we, the audience, are part of it. In which it can have an effect on our memory because the brain uses only bits of pieces of information from our memory to tell a story we want to believe. In his novel, The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien uses fiction as a way to make Vietnam seem like a fantasy....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Novel, Character]

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The Dexter T.V. Show

- Dexter Morgan is a fictional character from the TV show, Dexter. The show tells a story of a man named Dexter, who is a brilliant blood spatter analyst by day and a serial killer of criminals by night. Throughout the day, he stalks his victims and at night he captures them and follows a code of conduct and ritual set by his adopted father before killing them. To figure out what diagnosis to give Dexter, an analysis of his childhood must be conducted. Dexter has no clear memory of his biological family, but was very close with his adoptive family, the Morgans....   [tags: fictional character, the code, dexter morgan]

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Gabriel García Márquez's Short Story 'A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings'

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s short story, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”, demonstrates the imprecise science behind textual reasoning by distorting the separations between the supernatural and the conventions of human experience. Marquez ties in the realms of magic and the physical universe in such a way that both the characters and the reader must struggle to break down the meanings that encompass the juxtaposed reality within the story. Although Garcia Marquez presents a negative view of humanity by emphasizing mankind's lack of logic and knowledge, he cites a failure of compassion as an even worse flaw....   [tags: story analysis]

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A Fictional Account of Early Iceland

- A Fictional Account of Early Iceland "The origin and evolution of saga writing in Iceland are largely matters for speculation. A common pastime on Icelandic farms, from the 12th century down to modern times, was the reading aloud of stories to entertain the household, known as sagnaskemmtun ("saga entertainment"). It seems to have replaced the traditional art of storytelling" (Hermann Palsson, pg. 1). Njal's Saga uses Old Icelandic writing convention and historical data to give a fictional account of a generation's lifestyle and struggles....   [tags: Papers]

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The Fictional Character Cleopatra

- The Fictional Character Cleopatra The fictional character of Cleopatra has captured the imaginations of people the world over. Helen of Troy was said to have had ‘the face that launched a thousand ships.’ Cleopatra was not simply a beautiful and passive face, but indeed commanded navies as well as the heart of the powerful Mark Antony. Looking at these two facts from the play one may see the political brilliance in her affections, but also the dichotomy. Which one of her loves is true, and which is of an illusory nature....   [tags: Cleopatra Shakespeare Plays Literature Essays]

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A Study of the Modernism Elements in William Faulkner's Short Story, A Rose for Emily

- ... The action passes through a character`s awareness. It is the flow of thought, perception, and feeling. The narrator tells the story unorderly. Beginning is the end and vice versa. This way of narration – Stream of Consciousness - first was used by William James in his Principles of Psychology (Abrams 202). Discussion This short story contains five sections. In the first section, it is the time of Emily`s death and the attendance of the townspeople to the funeral. The narrators talks about the conflict between Emily and the “new generation” on the tax notices they send and she is not willing to pay due to theColonel Sartoris, the town’s previous mayor who suspended Emily`s tax after her f...   [tags: literary/story analysis]

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Irony in Tim O’Brien’s How to Tell a True War Story

- Irony in Tim O’Brien’s “How to Tell a True War Story” “This is true.” (O’Brien, 420) – with this simple statement which also represents a first, three-word introductory paragraph to Tim O’Brien’s short story, “How to Tell a True War Story”, the author reveals the main problem of what will follow. “Truth” – when looked up in a dictionary, we would probably find definitions similar to sincerity and honesty on the one hand, and correctness, accuracy or reality on the other hand. When looking at these definitions, one can make out two groups of meaning: While sincerity and honesty are very subjective, correctness or accuracy are supposed to be objective by nature....   [tags: How to Tell a True War Story Tim O'Brien Essays]

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Exploring the Structure of Documentaries and Fictional Programs

- Exploring the Structure of Documentaries and Fictional Programs At first glance you would think that a fictional program and a documentary couldn’t be more dissimilar from each other, but they do have their similarities. Naturally sometimes these two types of program are different in the way they do things due to the message they are trying to get across or the mood they are trying to set but methods they use to achieve these things are much the same. They both share the same camera techniques to achieve the same effects when filming; using close up shots to show emotion, far out shot to show a landscape and also the medium distance to give a balance of the two....   [tags: Papers]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Literature can be defined as large works of words and stories that have become classics over time. It comes from the Latin term littera, meaning letter, which is in support of Literature being written, although some are oral. Literature writings can be written in the form of poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. Those writings can include a specific type of language, period, people, particular subject, and even literary devices. Some examples of literary devices are irony, metaphor, mood, alliteration, and motif....   [tags: Fiction, Marriage, Wife, Husband]

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The Importance of Stories In Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

- The Importance of Stories In Haroun And The Sea Of Stories To many people stories are just a way to pass time, to escape from reality, that they do not serve any real purpose. However in Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie If there are no stories then many of the characters lives would be changed drastically Fictional stories are important to the Khalifa family since they rely on them for a career and emotions to their lives. The stories that Rashid tells make many people trust in him and like him because he always “admitted that everything he told them was completely untrue and made up” (Rushdie 20) and, because people had trust in him the politicians would want him to tell...   [tags: fictional stories, Rashid Khalifa]

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A Review of Hornblower and the Hotspur by C.S. Forester

- Hornblower and the Hotspur by C.S Forester is a fictional account of lieutenant, soon to be captain Horatio Hornblower. This novel. But one in a series of stories outlining the accounts of lieutenant Hornblower. During the 18th century, England was asserting herself as a world sea power, and continued to dominate the high seas for the larger part of the 18th and 19th centuries. There are a multitude of factors in this story in which outline the real life day-to-day faring of a sea captain, the ship, her crew and their struggles in this era, such as: Blockades and privateering, navigation and seamanship, rations and supplies, and the issues of crew payment, recruiting and welfare....   [tags: peace, fictional naval hero]

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The Fantasy Of A Fantasy Story

- “Fantasies express a ‘longing for an absolute meaning’, for something other than the limited ‘known’ world…the modern fantastic…focuses upon the ‘unknown’ within the present…” (Jackson 158). This message means that a fantasy story should be able to encourage the readers to immerse themselves in the story, and take the readers’ minds from the real world to the fantasy world. In other words, the readers must be able to suspend their disbelief when reading a fantasy story. According to our online course glossary, suspension of disbelief “occurs when a reader willingly forgets that they are reading a fictional story and get caught up in the plot, narrative, characterization, etc., to the point w...   [tags: Fiction, Narratology, The Reader]

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The Phenomenon of Fan Fiction

- A superhero is a type of fictional personality having unusual talents and powers. They most often appear in books of comics. After their triumph in the printed district, they have been featured in novels, TV series, radio serials, movies, and any other media. Most of them appearing in other media are tailored from comic strips, but exceptions and changes are common. Superheroes have had the typical characteristics of being athletic, tall, attractive and knowledgeable. A phenomenon refers to a circumstance, an occurrence or a fact that is perceptible by the senses....   [tags: hero, fictional personality, hobbies]

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Photographers Build a Narrative Story

- The word 'narrative' means a spoken or written account of connected events with a beginning, middle and an end, that can communicate an idea. In photography, narrative techniques can be made use of to build and develop a story, hold the attention of an audience, and enable them to relate to the narrative, similar to that of a painting. A story told through photographs can exist as a single or a series of images, and can be described as a 'fragment(s)' of time. Types of photographic narrative come in many forms, such as snapshots, mise-en-scene, tableau and time exposures....   [tags: images. prints, cinematic]

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Bleachers by John Grisham

- Is it possible for a fictional novel to have the characteristic elements to make the reader believe that it is nonfiction. In the novel, Bleachers by John Grisham, we witness a disoriented former high school all-star quarterback make a return to his hometown after many years as he tries to figure out the feelings he has for his former Coach. The novel takes place in a small town called Messina, where the biggest events to happen are high school football on a Friday night. Other than Spartan football, the small populated, Messina does not have much going for them besides hearing about the latest news and gossip spread with the locals....   [tags: Fictional Novel, Analysis]

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Close Readings of Historical and Fictional Narratives of Conspiracy Theories: Challenging the Dominant Narrative

- Conspiracy theories have gained a greater discourse in the twenty-first century. Fictional narratives, Hollywood blockbusters, television series and documentaries, and many other pop culture mediums have used conspiracies to spin tales and capture an audience. In this essay I would like to argue that the dominant narrative of a historical event exists because the elite have the power to manipulate and transform it. The group in power values a hegemonic society, perpetuating certain myths in order to create social cohesion within a nation....   [tags: hegemonic society, Titanic, Don DeLilo, Libra]

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Mark Twain's Illustrated Books

- Illustrations were an integral part of Mark Twain’s published works. They embellished his stories, informed the reader, and often reflected his humor. However, today’s fictional novels rarely include illustrations beyond the cover and fly leaf. In a digital publishing world, illustrations often do not translate well to the digital format. My research paper will delineate the reasons that illustrations were relevant and necessary for the 19th century publication and why they are less relevant in the digital age....   [tags: fictional novels, drawings]

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The Story of an Hour

- The Story of an Hour In 1894, Kate Chopin wrote, "The Story of an Hour." In this fictional tale the author describes the experience of Louise Mallard, a woman with heart trouble, immediately after receiving news of her husbands death. Unlike the expected reaction, Louise actually has a moment of relief realizing the freedoms she now has, which were taken from her by an unhappy marriage. All the events of the story take place within an hour in Louise's home. In the final minutes of the hour, Mrs....   [tags: English Literature]

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Wang Xun 's Diary Of A Madman Was China 's First Real Major Modern Short Story

- Lu Xun’s Diary of a Madman was China’s first real major modern short story. Xun unusually avoided traditional short story writing techniques. He tends to stray from the omniscient narration and replaces it with the author’s subjective, personal point of view. This can be seen as untraditional because it was almost completely unprecedented in Chinese literature of this era. Xun’s ‘I-narration’ (“at school I had been close friends with two brothers whose names I will not omit to mention here.”(p.21) This provides an effective way of further distancing himself from the text and creating a reading of the diary, which allows readers to form different perspectives on the literature....   [tags: Narrative, Fiction, Short story, Narratology]

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A Story Based On No Reals Facts Or Research

- Disclaimer: This is a fictional story based on no reals facts or research Accomplice Grey wallpaper. Typical. He told me to meet him here an hour ago and I’m getting impatient. The waiter comes over and aske’s me if I want something to drink. I shake my head, he walks of disgruntled. He’s not getting a tip. There he is, Greg always late. He sits down and avoids eye contact then takes of his tattered leather jacket. Clearing his throat he starts to explain himself. It’s not the first time he’s done this....   [tags: Debut albums, 2007 singles, 2004 albums]

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Just Mercy : A Story Of Justice And Redemption

- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Bryan Stevenson In Harper Lee’s fictional novel To Kill A Mockingbird, an African American field hand is falsely accused of raping a white women. Set in the 1930’s in the small town of Monroeville Alabama, Addicus Finch an even handed white attorney tries to shed a light on the injustice of this innocent black man’s conviction. Atticus feels that the justice system should be color blind, and he defends Tom as an innocent man, not a man of color. Bryan Stevenson has the same focus in the nonfiction memoir Just Mercy....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Racism, Murder]

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Who is Nathaniel Hawthorne?

- “Let men tremble to win the hand of a woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart” is one of my favorite quotes that Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote from the Scarlet Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American writer, that wrote fictional stories. He was a gifted writer that was influenced to use his gift by a well known man, with the name of Ralph Waldo Emerson. I believe Nathaniel had an talent to make stories rhyme with detail, that sets the scene in your very, own mind. Hawthorne had a interesting life, he enjoyed writing short stories, like Twice-Told Tales”(that he had wrote in 1837), and reading....   [tags: Writer, The Scarlet Letter, Fictional Stories]

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Apples of Gold: A Fictional Narrative

- Apples of Gold I walked though the early darkness; the trees standing in stark contrast to a cloud laden sky. My nightly trek to check the deer in the north woods took longer than I antisaped. After the heat of August and September, I enjoy cool days of December. A few fakes of snow drifted through barren branches. I hurried along crunching dead leaves underfoot their scent rising like perfume....   [tags: interrogation, couple, christmas]

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The Dead Body: A Fictional Narrative

- ... “Lucy, go and pick what bedroom you want it doesn’t help to sit and sulk” yes sir I thought to myself. I walk up the spiral wooden staircase, I step into the hallway of the upstairs, and its carpeted flooring was soft under my feet like a silk blanket. Straight ahead of me was living room with a vintage couch, to the left was a master bedroom with the master bathroom, to the right was a hallway bathroom and a rather large room. The room had a queen sized bed, with a wooden dresser stuck in the corner with a closet that smelt like mothballs....   [tags: mom, vacation, dead, body, yelling]

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My Precious: A Fictional Play

- He did it. He may have not like what he did. But he sealed the Kyuubi into his twin sons. Naruto and Menma. He decided not to use Shiki Fuin instead he used another seal that separated Kyuubi's consciousness and his power. The soul of the Kyuubi was sealed into his youngest son Naruto, while the Kyuubi's chakra was sealed into his oldest son Menma. Minato decided to seal the Kyuubi's consciousness into Naruto and it's power into Menma. Why. Because he thought Naruto will keep the Kyuubi's consciousness while Menma will use it's power for the good....   [tags: seal, consciusness, power, citizens]

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Wisely Traveled: Fictional Narrative

- I sat upon Ashwa, a horse I had owned for nearly half of my life. I was waiting in the stables for Peto. I heard the light sounds of hooves pounding against the ground growing closer. "Must be him," I whispered to myself as I excited the stables on Ashwa, ready to meet Peto. Peto smiled thinly at me upon a black horse. "I'm sorry to keep you waiting, your highness." "Perfectly alright," I offered a smile back. "Are you ready?" "Quite." "Then let's go," I snapped the reins and couldn't help but grin as Ashwa dashed off across the darkened ground....   [tags: horse, stable, girl, show]

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Slaughterhouse Five Is Not Written As An Anti War Story

- Slaughterhouse Five is the ideology of the 1960’s counterculture poured into a fictional autobiography, creating one of the most powerful anti-war books in history. This story is the fictional memoir of Kurt Vonnegut, a WWII veteran, who has suffered the effects of war on the human psyche. Slaughterhouse Five is not written as an anti-war story, however its portrayal of the destruction as a story leaves the reader with a sense of disgust. Vonnegut created this story during the counterculture’s rebellion against the Vietnam Conflict, several counterculture ideas are apparent throughout his story....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut]

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Love in "The Wedding Story" and "I Do Not Love.."

- Love can be defined in many different words. It can be used as a noun, a verb, and sometimes even an adjective. One of the many definitions of love states, "a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. The Wedding Story by Julianna Homokay and I Do Not Love.. by Pablo Neruda both express the use of love in unconventional ways. While The Wedding Story expresses a fictional kind of love, I Do Not Love.. is more of a realistic expression and they both reserve readers to the edge of their seat until the end is read....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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The Godfather: An American Dream Story

- The Godfather: An American Dream Story The Godfather is the “dark-side of the American dream story” (Turan, pp2). The film follows the practices of a fictional Italian mafia family, the Corleone’s. Though most Americans do not condone the practices of the Italian mafia, they cannot deny that Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is a cinematic masterpiece. This film gave insight to a mysterious way of life that the average person does not have knowledge of. As the audience is educated about the mafia they also are introduced to many stereotypes....   [tags: Film Movies]

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What's the Story by Livingston

- Intentional Heuristic To accurately discern what does and does not happen in fictional stories, one must develop a kind of “story competence,” which Livingston describes in “What’s the Story?” Story competence relies on making judgements based on reasoning about characters’ motives and authors’ intentions. Only the latter is of concern here, which Livingston refers to as the “intentional heuristic:” a moderate form of intentionalism. The intentional heuristic is an aid used to determine which beliefs an author intended his or her audience to accept in order for the story to be understood....   [tags: essays papers]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Balthazar 's Amazing Morning '

- Gabriel García Márquez is arguably Latin America’s most well known writer and socialist with Marxist ideals. His short story, Balthazar’s Marvelous Afternoon, is one that well exemplifies a few ideals of Marxism, without enforcing a political agenda, something only the greatest writers can achieve. One concept of Marxism is that capitalism can only thrive on the exploitation of the working class. This leads to economic conflict which creates class tension, this type of disputation is prevalent within Balthazar’s Marvelous Afternoon....   [tags: Marxism, Social class, Karl Marx, Socialism]

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Incipient: Fictional Narrative

- The sword clanked to the floor. The blade seeped back into the cavern's dirt ground. I stepped back while the other was draining energy by the second. I fell to my knees. Off to the side, I saw her, probably out cold. The man spoke "Danny Ignis. I thought you'd be a tougher challenge." I just kneeled there, hoping for death it seemed like. Then, I managed a smile. "Why are you laughing child!" He bellowed through the cavern I stood back up, with my eyes a crimson, bloody red. A spark flickered on my palm then morphed into a fire....   [tags: flame, ground, syringe]

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Comparison of "An American Story" and "Of Plymouth Plantation"

- The United States has been a safe location for many people from different countries and time periods. Both "An American Story" and "Of Plymouth Plantation" share many differences and similarities. The two authors are completely different people, but their works are both non-fictional and true stories. "An American Story," written by Anthony Lewis, is an article that tells about the struggles of a Vietnamese family who has tried numerous times in the past to get into the U.S. At some point during their voyage, the Vietnamese family was separated for 15 years....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Stories of Insanity in How to Tell a True War Story by Tim O´brien

- Stories of Insanity The hardships of war can change a person to the point of insanity. However, one man lived through the dramatic hardships of war and told the tales of his experiences. William Timothy O'Brien, an American author, was born on October 1, 1946. He went to Macalaster College in 1968 for a degree in political science, and then he attended Harvard University from 1970-76. He served in the Vietnam War and was discharged for being wounded. He received the Purple Heart and became a reporter for the Washington Post from 1971-74 ("Tim O'Brien").Tim O'Brien's writing career began when he wrote a collection of newspapers, and magazine articles called If I Die in a Combat Zone....   [tags: hardships of war, change]

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The Ones Who Walk Away From A Short Story By Ursula Leguin

- A metafiction such as “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”, written by Ursula LeGuin, is a uniquely written piece which perfectly exemplifies a narrator’s articulation of the making of a story within a fictional story itself (Scoville 2016). Specifically, in terms of the narrative’s discourse throughout the writing of LeGuin, the sequence of events in this story lies not within the events taking place, but within the act of telling the story itself (Scoville 2016). Accordingly, a reader could conclude that throughout the story a clear conflict within the narrator was evident when attempting to construct a story world that represented a utopian....   [tags: Fiction, Narrative, World, Narrative mode]

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The Story of Benjamin Franklin

- The Story of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin seen by many is a statesman, philosopher, and an inventor. He was born on January 17, 1706. He was the true rags to riches story. In “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”, he writes about his life in detail and tells how to become a good man. To compare Franklin’s early life to his older life is to compare an apple seed to an apple. Both of which, grow to become something great. While reading Franklin’s autobiography, one will see the hard ships of a little boy and the triumphs the little boy makes to become an American icon....   [tags: American History, Invention]

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The Story of Winston Churchill

- The story of Winston Churchill’s upbringing and life through politics and war did not begin as one might expect. More often than not, fictional stories usually portray our main character as a man of little things who climbs the social ladder through their own achievements and intelligence. Instead, Churchill began and ended his extensive life as a privileged being, but it is in the middle where the most interesting facts lay. Winston Churchill is the most influential man in European History. Beginning as a boy who hated school to a man who could sway another with a single speech, his personal change was drastic; but so was the change that he brought to the world and Great Britain....   [tags: western front, politics]

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Witches, Witchcraft, and Wicca, Oh My!: American Horror Story Coven

- What images come to mind when you think of witches. Many people immediately imagine a black pointy hat, bubbling cauldron, green warty skin, and Halloween. Usually the image that comes to mind is something scary and evil. Real witches do exist. Most modern witches go by the label Wiccan now. Wiccans practice Wicca, which is a nature-based religion with many different branches or denominations. The basic tenant of all Wicca is called the Three Fold Law. The Three Fold Law states that whatever you do will come back to you times three, good or bad, so do not cause harm or, in other words, “harm none”....   [tags: Nature Based Religion, Hex Girls]

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Analysis Of ' The Bell Witch Myth And Is Influenced By American Horror Story

- She Who Lives Again She Who Lives Again is a fictional graphic novel set in a fictional southern United States during the pre-Civil War era. It loosely based on the Bell witch myth and is influenced by American Horror Story (TV Series). The story explores the implications of racism and revolves around an African American woman and a White man in a relationship that is heavily looked down upon by society. She is eventually hunted by extremists and killed in front of a crowd. She returns as a ghost, drives her most powerful enemy to insanity and kills through controlling a bull....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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John Bunn: A Fictional Character

- John Bunn was feeling poorly. He lay in his bed and groaned, staring at the ceiling. "Ohhh," he groaned. "Ohh, I feel poorly." John had in fact been feeling poorly for some time now. In fact, he hardlyh remembered a time when he had not been feeling poorly, off and on. He had felt poorly in school. "Ms. Pym, I feel poorly," he would say, and would hold his belly. "Go to the bathroom, John," she'd tell him, and so off he would go. Sometimes, he remembered, he would raise his hand, feeling too poorly to speak....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Accurate Depiction of Adolescent Depression in It’s Kind Of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

- ... He constantly finds himself wondering what is feels like to be happy and contemplates if he will even survive his difficult teen years. Ned Vizzini really separates depression from sadness very well in his book by creating “tentacles” or burdens in Craig's life (Vizzini 14) . This is balanced out with Craig’s “anchors”or strongholds (Vizzini 15). Craig has a hard time overcoming his sadness and it gets to the point where even his tentacles have tentacles. Many people do not realize that depression isn’t something one can simply conquer with determination (“Diseases and Conditions: Teen Depression”)....   [tags: tentacles, symptoms, treatment]

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Alphabet Analysis : Alphabet, A Short Story By Ryan O ' Neill

- Alphabet Analysis Alphabet, a short story by Ryan O 'Neill, uses a variety of literary techniques to portray the importance of relationships and a work-life balance by examining a writer 's interactions. The narrative 's structure highlights the importance of the protagonist 's relationships and a keyboard to his craft. The text is divided into twenty-two sections, organised by letters of the alphabet in order of those appearing on a keyboard. However, the four letters L, O, V and E are missing from the twenty-six letters of the alphabet....   [tags: Fiction, Narrative, Past tense, Narratology]

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Msr. Turpin, A Fictional Character and a Personal Revelation

- Mrs. Turpin is self-absorbed nature person. She considers herself to be above those in lower social classes which people are labeled into different social classes. Her judgmental basically comes down to race and property. Since she and her husband, own a home and land with a hog farm makes her better than everybody else. She often praises Jesus for not having made her white trash or ugly by saying, “If it’s one thing I am… It’s grateful. When I think who all I could have been besides myself and what all I got, a little of everything, and a good disposition beside, I just feel like shouting....   [tags: Prejudice, Christianity]

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History and Story Telling in Graham Swift's Waterland

- History and Story Telling in Graham Swift's Waterland Waterland uses history, theory, and fictional biography to address the question of history. The blurring of boundaries between history, story, and theory questions the construction of those boundaries as well as the closure and linear nature of traditional narrative. If Waterland has a beginning, it is far in the geologic past, at a time when the continents began their slow journey to the positions they now occupy; however, the novel itself does not begin at this beginning....   [tags: Waterland Essays]

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Comparison of Characters in “Story of an Hour” and “Chrysanthemums”

- How does one compare the life of women to men in late nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century America. In this time the rights of women were progressing in the United States and there were two important authors, Kate Chopin and John Steinbeck. These authors may have shown the readers a glimpse of the inner sentiments of women in that time. They both wrote a fictitious story about women’s restraints by a masculine driven society that may have some realism to what women’s inequities may have been....   [tags: Women, Oppression, Victorian]

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Just Mercy : A Story Of Justice And Redemption

- The opinions we form about others are highly influenced by their outward physical appearance. Although everyone is told not to judge a book by its cover, our minds make snap judgements as part of human nature. That being said, what we assume about someone’s appearance has been influenced by years of racial stereotyping and persecution. Because of this prejudice people of color are often treated differently than whites. The novel Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson and the song “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” by Bob Dylan discuss the inequality of the law based on the color of one’s skin....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race]

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American Horror Story By Ryan Murphy

- American Horror Story was created by Ryan Murphy. The series, which is still airing to this day, aired on October 5, 2011. This series uses crude comedy that is full of adult innuendos. In each season, the viewer experiences a different theme and setting. The first season is centered on a man, his wife, and their home. The second season is centered on an insane asylum and its patients. The third season is centered on a coven of witches in New Orleans. The fourth season is centered on a circus. The fifth season is centered on a hotel and vampires....   [tags: American film actors, American television actors]

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Jane Eyre: An Orphan’s Success Story

- Jane Eyre: An Orphan’s Success Story     In Victorian literature, the orphan can be read as an unfamiliar and strange figure outside the dominant narrative of domesticity (Peters 18). They were often portrayed as poor children without a means of creating a successful life for themselves. Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, however, is a portrayal of a female orphan who triumphs over almost every environment she enters. Therefore, Jane’s ability to overcome the hardships that she encounters is a fictional success story....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre Essays]

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Media: The Second God

- The thought of having a power that could control and influence your thoughts and opinions in politics, social issues and values seems as it can only be possessed by a supernatural being. This power has a forceful factor in our daily life; this power is media Tony Schwartz describes it as being “The second God”. As many tools media is a double edged weapon it posses a powerful social influence that can be good and bad. In the stories Two kinds and Boards both authors reflect the extent to which the power of media has influenced our perspective as cultures and individuals....   [tags: Fictional Literature, compare]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Lottery '

- I read two different short stories, both of which that had very valuable lessons and unique story lines. One short story did not interest me much, but the other one did. Both of these short stories had themes, they both had the theme of tradition and appearance. Even though both of these short stories are somewhat true, I found a great interest and value in The Necklace. The other short story was The Lottery which was the one that did not interest me much or give me any sense of value or a life lesson....   [tags: Short story, The Lottery, Fiction]

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Hills Like White Elephants By Ernest Hemingway

- “Hills Like White Elephants”, published in 1927, gives insight into a couple struggling with an unexpected pregnancy. The woman, Jig, is deciding if she should get an abortion or not. Throughout the story, the man pressures Jig constantly. Stating that, “it would be no big deal [to have the abortion] and that everything will go back to normal” (Hemingway 312). The woman, confused enough, soon realizes that if she does decide to keep the baby, the man will not support her. This short story has a strong impact, not only in the 1920’s, but also in today’s society....   [tags: Pregnancy, Short story]

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Pull Your Way Forward: Push ny Sapphire

- Tragedies happen every day and most people don’t know about it. Many serious issues are going on and the world is close to oblivious to it. Why would we allow something so traumatic happen to people who are people like us. It seems inhumane. The novel Push by Sapphire is a fictional story about a young girl named Precious who is raped and sexually abused in her home. As the story progresses, Precious ends up going to school and begins to rebuild a life that she wants and deserves. I strongly believe that this novel needs to be read by young readers because it creates a sense of what reality is really like for people, it holds so much information that can lead to preventing horrible happenin...   [tags: story analysis and personal reflections]

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The Dead Child By Gabrielle Roy

- To what extent does the setting affect the psychology of the characters. In what circumstances do you feel isolated. People feel isolation on a large spectrum. Some may feel the most isolated when in public surrounded by people they know well and others may feel isolated when surrounded by no one at all. The meaning of isolation varies considerably. However, I believe many can find common ground in how Merriam Webster defines isolation. According to Merriam Webster isolation means: the state of being in a place or situation that is separate from others : the condition of being isolated....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, The Child]

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David Sedaris' Holidays On Ice

- The Holidays are always a time we all look forward to but as the years go by we all have experienced the good and the bad. David Sedaris in Holidays on Ice, shared with us some of his personal experiences as well as fictional stories that took those experiences to a whole new level. In this essay, I will be discussing the different types of humor found in his stories and how he presents those stories with two different approaches. First, I would like to speak about “Christmas means giving” which is an example of a story in which he created fictional characters....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta by John Rollin Ridge

- In his book, The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta, author John Rollin Ridge introduces readers to a fictional character, who is a larger-than-life bandit. According to the story, Murieta set out on a path of revenge and organized a large band of outlaws to terrorize Californians. Murieta and his men committed terrible and bloody crimes (including robbery and murder). This pattern of criminal behavior continued until the band was pursued by mountain rangers, ending the story in a dramatic climax for the protagonist....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

- Ethan Frome was an interesting book to read. It starts with detailed, engaging description and introductory development of setting and characters. Throughout the middle pages, the progression of plot to its eventual climax is a compelling story to follow. The resolution of the story possesses traits of tragedy and was rather surprising and cruel, but works to place a proverbial cherry upon the story. This ending clearly defines the message delivered by the story as a whole and is thus a powerful conclusion to an absorbing, fictional narration of a few days in Starkfield....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Analysis Of Mary Hood 's First Collection Of Stories

- 1. Mary Hood’s first collection of stories is titled How Far She Went (1984), and her second collection was entitled And Venus is Blue (1986). These stories have been reprinted in textbooks. She also pubished a novella called Seam Busters and then later published another collection of stories entitled A Clear View of the Southern Sky. In 1995, Hood published a novel, Familiar Heat, and later published an extensive essay on Northwest Georgia in The New Georgia Guide (1996). 2. The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story says of Hood’s work, “Fifteen of the sixteen stories in her two short story collections are set in the past three decades in Georgia, reflecting the n...   [tags: Short story, Novel, Fiction]

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Analysis of Alice Walker's short story, Nineteen Fifty-five

- Analysis of Alice Walker's short fictional story, "Nineteen Fifty-five" Alice Walker's short fictional story, "Nineteen Fifty-five", revolves around the encounters among Gracie Mae Still, the narrator, and Traynor, the "Emperor of Rock and Roll." Traynor as a young prospective singer purchases a song from Mrs. Still, which becomes his "first hit record" and makes him rich and famous. Yet, he does not "even understand" the song and spends his entire life trying to figure out "what the song means." The song he sings seems as fictional as certain events in this story, but as historical as Traynor's based character, Elvis Presley....   [tags: Alice Walker Nineteen Fifty-five]

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Untold Story in the Law within Morrison's Beloved

- Robert Ferguson speaks of 'untold stories in the law' (84); Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved contains both the untold stories in the law, as well as untold stories in history. Morrison uses each character in Beloved ' Sethe, Baby Suggs, Denver, Beloved, Paul D., etc. ' as a representation of the complex ideas of the collective strife, the collective oppression, suppression and repression, that each slave in some way personally encountered - ideas that law was specifically written not to allow either expression or documentation....   [tags: Toni Morrison]

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