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    science fiction. Many times I have seen a sci-fi movie filed under comedy or drama. That is one of the major things that has led to my love for science fiction, the simple fact that it can be so much more than just science fiction. I would like to present a definition of what science fiction is in this paper. My definition will not be exact, because so many people have a different idea of what counts as sci-fi and, not only that, but we may have found yet another venue for science fiction by the time

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    Popular Fiction Analysis

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    When you think of popular fiction, you would think of a bestseller novel that spanned across a variety of genre, invoking a certain mood and emotions according to genre of choice. Popular fiction, also known as genre fiction, is best “conceived as the opposite of literature” (Gelder), with many of its fictional works is plot-driven written to suit specific genre and to appeal to modern readers. Popular fiction is “defined by what it is not, that is literature” (Schneider-Mayerson, 22) and is generally

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    Henry James' The Art of Fiction

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    Henry James' The Art of Fiction In an essay written in response to an essay written by Walter Besant, both titled "The Art of Fiction", Henry James provides both a new understanding of fiction and greater understand of his own works. James analyses, however briefly, the process of creation of a work of fiction, readers' responses to it, and the requirements of the work and the author. James' language within this essay may be in need of some levity, but he does occasionally break through the

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    The Phenomenon of Fan Fiction

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    A phenomenon refers to a circumstance, an occurrence or a fact that is perceptible by the senses. It is taking a different behavior in fan fiction. Fan fiction/fanfic is a defined phrase for stories that are unpublished about characters or settings in an original work written by fans of, rather than by the genuine creator of the particular work. Fan fiction writers work under the assumption that their work is read only by other fans, and therefore, they presume their readers have knowledge of the

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    Science Fiction is a genre of speculative fiction that has evolved. This genre is used as a form of escape from the current living conditions, as it often reflects the current mindset of a society. Now, in contemporary culture the amount of utopian literature has decreased whereas dystopias proliferate. Many Science Fiction works depict different worlds set in some unforeseen future, where some form of humanity is lost. This paper will argue that Science Fiction is the best way for us to see our

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    In Defense of Historical Fiction

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    The genre of historical fiction novels can be subdivided into many categories and often crosses genres, such as historical mysteries and romances. The traditional definition of the historical fiction genre is “fiction set in the past” where the author is writing from research rather than personal experience. This definition leaves a lot of room for interpretation, controversy, and contradiction. Critics in the media, even when they praise individual historical novels in their reviews, somehow

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    Review: Pulp Fiction

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    Movie Review: Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction is one of the most daring, puzzling, and ultimately exciting pieces of cinema to hit the screen in years. As wholly original as it is a copy of hundreds of films before it about tales of hit-men and criminals, it dares you to step out of the dull and enter a colorful, exhilarating world that could only be Los Angeles. The intensity level of the movie is off the scale. People are laughing like crazy in the theater to the intelligent dialog

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    Marine? Disclaimer: I don't own Fairy Tail manga/anime and One Piece. manga/anime Summary: Lucy not only ends up in a different world, but mysteriously deages. Prologue: New family Darkness all around, a terrifying roar throughout every direction, blurry images of persons battling an apocalyptic beast which fade away along with my consciousness. Only the mark of a fairy that had a tail stay in my mind in as I passed out. Cocoyasi Village, Conomi Islands Belle-Mere a red-violet hair with a unique

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    Science Fiction Essay

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    Science fiction is a genre, which depicts what life would be like in a world with major scientific and technological developments. When it comes to science fiction, the exploration of future technology is a major element. Many stories and films focus on space, robots, aliens, a mad scientist, and/or artificial intelligence. “The universal themes found in science fiction—themes of freedom and responsibility, power, love, individuality and community, good versus evil, technology run amok, and more—present

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    Roswell: Fact or Fiction?

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    In analyzing the hypothetical scenario(s) proposed by many UFO researchers concerning the alleged crash of an Alien spaceship in the New Mexico desert July 2nd, 1947, I beg to question, whether our bureaucracy of a government could ever clamp shut an event of such magnitude. This is the most scrutinized of all UFO cases. This story, even if partly true is the most significant event in human history, next to our own creation of course. The story is clouded in extensive myth and misinformation. Seeing

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    Contact---fiction Story

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    In 2001the work began on the biggest dam project in history of the human kind. The place chosen was the Great Canyon in Colorado. After six months of heavy digging, workers had found something strange. John, who was one of the scientists that come to this site, was especially interested in this subject. He in his long black trench coat looked like Germans during World War II. He looked even more familiar to SS man when he took off his hat and sunglasses and showed his blonde hair and blue eyes. His

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    More time passed, gusts of wind blew every now and then. There seemed to be no sign of bird coming. However, he didn’t want to move—his muscles still hurting. If he can’t be the bird’s food, he’ll be a tree then. The soft ground already absorbed his toes. Soon, it will slowly devour his feet then his body then his head. The soil beneath sending nutrients, would nourish him then turn his feet into roots, his body into a trunk, his arm and fingers into branches, and his head would turn into the main

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    Gothic Fiction

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    Gothic fiction is erotic at the root according to Punter. From your reading of Frankenstein and Dracula how far would you agree with Punter's interpretation. "Gothic fiction is erotic at the root" according to Punter. From your reading of Frankenstein and Dracula how far would you agree with Punter's interpretation. In your essay you should consider: -· The author's portrayal of eroticism and sexuality (in all its forms) through characters. -· Relevant social/cultural concerns

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    The term Science Fiction carries multiple meanings to people, which has led to various definitions over the years. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition, which states "fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals" (p.652). This provides a clear detail of what science fiction is, there are still many people that have their own beliefs of what science fiction is and feel society fails to properly label genres. A good example of

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    People have different thoughts towards the genre of science fiction. These authoritative figures create ideas, which can be used in analyzing science fiction works. The Psychology of Science Fiction, David Hartwell, and Isaac Asimov are science fiction analyzers and well-known people in the science fiction genre. The Psychology if Science Fiction gives the authoritative idea of new trains of thought. New trains of thought are used for a new idea for a person individually or for a group culturally

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    they seem, especially in the realistic fiction short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst. In the story the narrator is longing for a brother; but he is not expecting to get one quite like Doodle; and from the start he plans to help and hurt him. Brother is trying to help Doodle by teaching him to do things normal children can do, but hurts him because his pride and embarrassment and Doodle’s incapability get in the way. In this dramatic realistic fiction “Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, I realize

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    Speculative fiction is a genre of literature that explores worlds that are different from the real world in a specific or purposeful way. The sequence of events presented in speculative fiction is often like events possible in the real world, but fantastic enough to seem equally impossible. “The key emphasis in this definition is on speculative representation of what would happen had the actual chain of causes or the matrix of reality- conditions been replaced with other conditions” (Gill 73). This

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    2- Jerusha McCormack, “Wilde’s Fiction” from the Cambridge companion to Oscar Wilde In ‘Wilde’s Fiction’ written by Jerusha McCormack, the author starts her essay examining Oscar Wilde’s life and origins. The Artist, born and schooled in Ireland became a writer in England where he lived as a queer kind of Irishman. He studied in Oxford where he challenged himself beating the great scholars he met; later on, he acquired the title of an English aristocrat and made himself over as a dandy, a fine well-dressed

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    Pulp Fiction Narrative

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    Pulp Fiction is a controversial film, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, in 1994. It has almost everything you could wish for in a movie; drama, hilarity, intensity, action, thrills, fun, intelligence, romance, intimacy, over-the-top bravado, vulgarity, sweetness, humor, and soul-searching. The film is very raw and brutal, but has a unique sense of style that keeps the viewers entertained. It will build its way up gradually to an incredibly intense scene, before dropping down to a relatively

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    The Fiction and Journalism of Charles Dickens

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    The Fiction and Journalism of Charles Dickens Readers of Charles Dickens' journalism will recognize many of the author's themes as common to his novels. Certainly, Dickens addresses his fascination with the criminal underground, his sympathy for the poor, especially children, and his interest in the penal system in both his novels and his essays.  The two genres allow the author to address these matters with different approaches, though with similar ends in mind. Two key differences exist

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