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  • The Most Dangerous Game versus The Child by Tiger

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    The conflict of good and evil presents itself in “The Most Dangerous Game” and “The Child by Tiger” in two completely different ways. One story being commercial fiction and the other being literary fiction, there are many ways of viewing variables such as good versus evil, realistic versus unrealistic stories and moral significance. The stories have different voices and are meant for different audiences, but in viewing the overall moral importance of both fictional works, the story with a greater

  • Analysis of The Chrysanthemums

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    Chrysanthemums" gives insight into the life of its author. John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. The locale of the story is of key resemblance to the Salinas in which Steinbeck was born and bread. "Salinas was a typical American small town, [differing] only in location and a few distinctive features" (McCarthy 3). The protagonist of this story, Elisa Allen, also resembles Steinbeck's first wife. "Steinbeck probably based the character of Elisa Allen on his own first wife

  • Everyday Use by Alice Walker: A Look at Symbolism and Family Values

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    Alice Walkers “Everyday Use”, is a story about a family of African Americans that are faced with moral issues involving what true inheritance is and who deserves it. Two sisters and two hand stitched quilts become the center of focus for this short story. Walker paints for us the most vivid representation through a third person perspective of family values and how people from the same environment and upbringing can become different types of people. Like most peoples families there is a dynamic of

  • Cross Fire, by James Patterson

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    that is created. The third piece of these five elements is the climax. The climax is when ther... ... middle of paper ... ...racter is usually a stereotype and uses “repeated use in particular types of stories” (Bernardo “Types of Characters in Fiction”) Stock characters are also usually not minor characters. He is a stock character rather than a foil character because, of the fact that he is not a minor character. Therefore he could not be a foil character because, he is the main character. In

  • Fitzgerald and Short Story Writing

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    useful resource for locating the dates of publications of stories, as well as a resource for which stories are included in the numerous compilations that have been published. Mangum, B. “F. Scott Fitzgerald” Critical Survey of Short Fiction. Ed. Frank Magill. Salem: Salem Press, Inc., 1982. Available online: <>. This article provides brief synopses of Fitzgerald’s principal short stories, other literary forms, his

  • Henry James- The Art of Fiction within Daisy Miller: A Study

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    the intricacies of writing in his piece “The Art of Fiction.” While the main binary in literature is between that of fiction and non-fiction, however James further distinguishes the category of fiction into romance and novel. While a romance exists for the form of entertainment and is driven by character development, a novel is more of an attempt to create a realistic representation of the current social standard. James declares that fiction is not just a leisure art form but meant to be taken

  • Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop

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    digressions from Bishop Latour's present to the anecdotal episodes of his, as well as, others' pasts, along with the method of Cather's presentation, leads one inclined to label this piece more as a narrative, a simple "account of events," as The American Heritage Dictionary describes the term. DCA doesn't seem to be driven by a plot so much as by the stream of consciousness of the narrator. Much the way the mind will jump from thought to thought or memory to memory, Cather's narrator tells the

  • Symbolism and Themes in The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara

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    Symbolism and Themes in The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara Toni Cade Bambara wrote the short story, The Lesson, in 1972. The Lesson is considered by the Literary Canon to be a wonderful work of fiction because of its use of language, humanistic theme, symbolism, and non-genre plot. Two essential elements that add to the depth and enhance a reader?s comprehension of The Lesson are Bambara?s use of symbolism and theme. The Lesson takes place in New York?s inner city. The fictional story begins

  • What Should A Novel Look Like?

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    beside him continues down the Mississippi, “the narrative tends to increase ... ... middle of paper ... ..., making Huck Fin a teaching of beliefs. A lesson through reality is what makes Huck Fin a “truthful” modern novel, rather than any other fiction literature. Outlining the crucial parts of what all modern literature should look like is not an easy task. Twain uses his three points to capture the truths of what a novel should look like, and what the reader should learn from the experiences

  • Why Is Washington Irving The Father Of Writing

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    style and ironic plots and story development. He was one of the creators of the genre American Romantic. Washington Irving is known as the father of American literature. Irving developed a sophisticated yet ironic style while helping establish the American respect in the writing community across Europe and the world. He was one of the first American writers who were respected abroad. Washington Irving was an American author during the 1800’s. He was born in Manhattan, New York on April 3rd, 1783. His