Genre Essays

  • Genre

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    The Importance of Genre Authors, readers, and those in literary circles use the term 'genre' to classify the different modes of expression used in individual works of literature. The importance of this term can most easily be understood when examining the human tendency to classify the majority of items in our society. When examining literature, using the term 'genre' can be tricky. For example, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley can be categorized as a Gothic novel. However, this work also

  • Genre

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    Genre Genre is a term that is used to classify or describe a type or form of literature. While this sounds like a simple concept, it in actuality is a very complicated classing system. The reason for the complication is that literature does not always follow the typical characteristics set up by that type of genre. For example, one of the characteristics in the genre of tragedy is that there is a tragic hero, who is in a position of power. In the classical tragedy this is true, as can

  • Genre of the Month

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    climax swirling around in your head guessing who the culprit is. Doesn't that fun. That’s something I do that is called ‘Genre of the Month.’ I started doing it in 5th Grade. I didn’t exactly love the idea but when it finally started the stories just kept entering my mind and flowing, and I couldn’t stop my imagination from soaring. You may be asking why should I start to do ‘Genre of the Month?’ Well the most important thing is you would get to experiment with all the different categories of literature

  • The Superhero Genre

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    Genre has developed drastically over the years since introduced and with that many movies have come which have even started their on genres. Genre, in accordance to film, refers to the category the film is based on the story aspect as well as emotional response of the picture. Two main genres that began the whole tree of genres are Fiction and Documentary, from which the roots form, known as sub-genres, for example Action, Adventure and Thriller. Genre can also be a mix between two unrelated genres

  • The Bildungsroman Genre

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    The Bildungsroman Genre INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................. 1- BILDUNGSROMAN NOVELS......................................................................................... 2- TWO BILDUNGSROMAN NOVELS............................................................................. 3.1- Great Expectations.............................................................................................

  • An essay on different genres including the Ghost genre and the Fantasy

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    An essay on different genres including the Ghost genre and the Fantasy & Adventure genre I have chosen two completely different genres to base my essay on. Firstly, I have the mysterious and gripping Ghost Genre; the books I have studied are “The Woman in Black”, “The Langoliers” and the spooky film, “The Others”. The second genre is Fantasy & Adventure. The book I am studying is “Lirael”, a recent book written by Australian author Garth Nix. “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of The

  • Defining a Movie Genre

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    Genres are categories of type of films, categorized in specific styles or subject maters, some genre stay single in a movie and other movies have a mixed range of genres. Uncovering the genre of a movie before viewing would reveal the movies subject matter and suitability. For example a crime/drama movie may start with a drama start but because the movie displays its genre the viewers will know eventually later on the movie will begin to involve crime scenes, what also defines the what genre it is

  • Codes and Conventions of Genres

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    Codes and Conventions of Genres A genre is a particular type of commodity . It has characteristic features that are known to and recognised by the audiences because the same formula is reproduced many times. Genre is a French word meaning that refers to types or categories of media products. Soap operas, situation comedies, police series, quiz shows and news programmes are just some of the genres to be found in television. Genres are identified by the particular conventions they use which

  • The Wild West Genre

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    west. This would be a very difficult decision for them, since they generally didn’t know whether they would be able to support themselves at their new place. Many Wild West movies are set in the latter half of the 1900s. A “Western Film” is a film genre dedicated to this period in time, where Cowboys, Indians and Outlaws ran wild. The very first Western films showed in the 1890’s, these were; Annie Oakley, Bucking Broncho, Buffalo Bill, Buffalo Dance and Sioux Ghost Dance. They were trying to show

  • Discussing Literary Genre

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    To define genre is to embark on a conjectural journey within a theoretical minefield. Genre theory has drawn immense debate and contemplation throughout literary history, however, several conclusions have emerged. Genre types are unfixed categories whose characteristics differ considerably among the specific genres; furthermore, the role of literary history plays a significant role in discussions of genre, for genre types evolve and shift with each new literary text. An approach to the discussion

  • Chinese Painting Genres

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    Chinese Painting Genres Painting Featuring Taoist, Monk and Supernatural This kind of painting described the figure of Taoist, Buddist, ghost or supernatural in legend. Painting Featuring Aquatic Animals This kind of painting described the figure of aquatic animals, such as dragon or insect, etc. Male This kind of painting described the figure of man. It was corresponded with Painting Court Lady. Painting Featuring Birds and Animals This kind of painting described the figure

  • Anzaldúa’s Genre Borderlands

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    Anzaldúa’s Genre Borderlands Gloria Anzaldúa writes of a Utopic frame of mind, the borderlands created in and lived in by the new mestiza. She describes the preexisting natures of the Anglos, Mexicanos, and Chicanos as seen around the southwest U.S. / Mexican border, indicative of the nations at large. She also probes the borders of language, sexuality, psychology and spirituality. Anzaldúa presents this information in various identifiable ways including the autobiography, historical/informative

  • The Crime Drama Genre

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    television genres continue to develop over time in response to changes in audience tastes and original creative ideas. Indeed, television genres will keep on developing to meet the expectations and satisfaction of the audience. Crime drama series have become one of the most popular television genres within our society. It attracts the audience by dealing with themes and issues relating to the news and current affairs that the viewers are aware of. Crime fiction has various sub-genres including detective

  • Movie Genres and Mulholland Drive

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    their similarities and movies are no different, consequently grouping movies by genre gives us an expectation of what a film will be before it is viewed. Genres can be identified by the components of a film including setting, characters and theme therefore there are many different types of film genres. Mulholland Drive is not a typical film that can be placed into the major genres so it falls into a sub-genre class. The film has some characteristics of a black comedy with the casting

  • Genre Films' Predictability and Formulaicity

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    Genre Films' Predictability and Formulaicity This essay shall discuss whether 'Genre films are predictable and formulaic', looking at the Western genre, and using the example films of, 'The Searchers' and 'Unforgiven'. Genre is a fundamental means by which we communicate especially in storytelling. If looking at genre in terms of Thomas Shatz, he puts forward the theory of similarity and overlap. He adopts a thematic and ideological approach, which identifies only two genres; the genre of

  • The Last of the Mohicans as a Mixture of Genres

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    Mohicans as a Mixture of Genres James Fenimore Cooper's The last of the Mohicans is often seen as a simple adventure story within the historical frame of the French and Indian war. Only if we analyze the novel in a closer way, we will realize that it goes beyond this label and that its sources are many and varied, giving the work the richness of the genres on which Cooper's novel is based. These are romanticism, western, (being its author one of the forerunners of these genres in the U.S.A.), captivity

  • New Testament Genre Essay

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    1. A genre is defined as a kind of writing through which authors try to present information in specific ways that have different appeals. The Bible contains different genres in different chapters that portray information in various manners so that the readers can understand. There are four main genres used in the New Testament, and they may include; gospel, epistle/letter, narrative and apocalyptic. The first four books of the New Testament are identified as gospels. These genres tend to preach as

  • Soap Opera Genre

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    Soap Opera Genre "Before I saw Neighbours, I didn’t know there was an Australia" (Jerry Hall, The Clive James Show, UK, 31 December, 1989) The soap opera genre originated in American radio serials of the 1930s, and owes the name to the sponsorship of some of these programs by major soap powder companies. Proctor and Gamble and other soap companies were the most common sponsors, and soon the genre of 'soap opera' had been labeled. Like many television genres (e.g. news and quiz shows), the soap

  • Film Genre Essay

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    Genres is the name given to the category, classification or group of films that have similar techniques or conventions. There are many type of genres. The primary (main) film genres are action, adventure, comedy, crime, drama, epics, horror, musicals, science fiction, war, and westerns. Genres are important because it helps the film viewers choose a movie that may interest and entertain them and it also gives them a brief idea of the storyline of the movie. For example, the story line in a romantic

  • The Problems Defining Genre

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    Problems Defining Genre Genre denotes a systematic way to categorize literature. The term might be considered academic jargon; however, it produces up a set of expectations that allow us to judge literature. These expectations or criteria also allow us to compare with other literature in the same as well as different genres. In spite of these expectations, genre does not dictate a set of rigid rules; in fact, genre is more descriptive than prescriptive. Problems in defining genre often arise