Free American Fiction Essays and Papers

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  • Kate chopin

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    became her last novel and she gave up on writing. Thus, that’s how the writing career of the great artistic author Kate. Chopin ended her use of talent. Later after her death, “The Awakening” was bought back into life 1970s as an early masterpiece of American realism and a superb rendering of female experience.

  • The Importance of Elements of Fiction in Writing Short Stories

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    Elements of fiction are the most important things in writing short story. Every element represents difference explanation and interpretation of what is the meanings that author want to deliver to the reader. Meaning also was trying to deliver to the reader by Dorothy Parker through Elements of fiction of short story called “A Telephone Call”. Elements of fiction itself have several major parts, there are plot, character, setting, point of view, language, tone, and style, theme, and also symbol.

  • Bayou Folk, A Collection of Louisiana Stories by Kate Chopin

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    writing and themes within her stories. She was also one of the first American authors to write truthfully about woman’s hidden lives, their sexuality, and about woman’s complex relationships they had with their husbands. The critic Per Seyersted said that [Kate Chopin] “Broke new ground in American literature. She was the first woman writer in her country to accept passion as a legitimate subject for serious, outspoken fiction” (“Kate Chopin: Overview”). Chopin was one writer who would test the boundaries

  • The Hidden Truth in Fiction

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    The Hidden Truth in Fiction “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and is misunderstood now” (Richard Nixon). This quote said by Richard Nixon was directed toward everyone in the United States involved in relaying the events of Vietnam back to the U.S. It showed how almost no one was able to describe any realistic detail of the event, except for Tim O’Brien. A student at Macalester College, Tim O’Brien was heavily involved in various

  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

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    p98-105 Mark Robson Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Explicator Summer 1982, v40 n4 p59-60 Christina Marsden Gillis "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?": Seduction, Space, and a Fictional Mode Studies in Short Fiction Winter 1981, v18 n1 p65-70 Kevin J. Harty Archetype and Popular Lyric in Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Pennsylvania English 1980-81, v8 n1 p26-28 Joyce M. Wegs "Don't You Know Who I Am?": The Grotesque

  • Two Troubling Tales and the Power of Personal Experience

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    embellished with literary trappings, the essay serves a myriad of purposes. Whether written to inform, persuade, or tell a story, the essay is a form embraced the world over as the original form of non-fiction writing. Long before biographies and creative non-fiction stories, essays dominated the literary non-fiction landscape. In Judith Cofer’s The Myth of the Latin Woman and James Weldon Johnson’s Outcasts in Salt Lake City, we find tales of minorities dealing with the difficulties of growing up in a country

  • Essay On The Relationship Between Shame And Courage In The Things They Carried

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    “almost everything is true. Almost nothing is true” (81), and “a thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth (83). All of those examples are ways in which O’Brien hinted that his novel is a work of fiction, and even though the events never actually happened – their effects are much more meaningful. When O’Brien says that true war stories are never about war, he means that true war stories are about all the factors that contribute to the life of the

  • Summary Of The House On Mango Street

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    through a fiction work of Sandra Cisneros, a Mexican American write, a story called The House on Mango Street, where we shall discuss about its setting, plot and character. The setting was never clearly stated in the story, and the process of putting it together here will involve some spoiler for the plot. So far the only thing we known

  • Disillusionment In The Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

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    American Literature is widely known for possessing themes of disillusionment. Faulkner, Harper Lee, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway dominate this category of literature. However, the most influential piece of American Literature is arguably J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. What makes this piece of art stand so far out from any other work of literature is the attributes that make this novel so relatable. The source of this raw, real emotion that completely captivates the reader is Salinger himself

  • Mystery in John Connolly´s Novels

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    John Connolly is a modern crime fiction author who uses imagery, tragic events and characterization to draw the reader into his mysteries. John Connolly originates from Dublin, Ireland where he was born in 1968. For the most part, he chooses to retain his personal life and information about his childhood and teenage years. His assistant, Clair Lamb, helped patch-up some holes in the story of John Connolly’s life. Connolly only had one brother and his father is no deceased. (Lamb, 2014). However,