Novel Essays

  • Novel Into Films: The Limits Of The Novel Into Films

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    space that is the actual image of the space where the narrative takes place and the diegetic space which is the mental space within the narrative space made up of the viewer's imagination. A keen observation of fiction and films simultaneously leads one to realise that there is a vast difference in the subtle elements that cause the forms of the two to differ. To expand this point let us take a look at the techniques of the narrative in both. While in the works of fiction, the narrator is almost

  • Dystopian Novels

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    including that of dystopian novels. Dystopian novels, like any other well-written novel, contain a strongly developed protagonist and a mysterious, controlling antagonist. Often, the author labels the government or leader of the corrupt society as the antagonist. The authors have a propensity to use the ignored social injustices in modern society and embellish them in a future society where they eventually lead to mankind’s demise. Frequently, the protagonist of the dystopian novel is the point of view

  • The novel Blindness

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    The novel Blindness The sinners dealt with in our past novels and the present novel Blindness empathetically been assigned the trait of ignorance. Thus, providing the root of sin and degration of lives, as relating to the treatment of people in the short story Somni in the novel Cloud Atlas. Focusing on Blindness, the ungreedy are horribly dealt

  • The Epistolary Novel

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    speaking about epistolary novel. Epistolary novel or novel in letters is a kind of novel that is a series of letters to one or more characters of this novel. The letter expresses sincere experiences of heroes, reflected their internal evolution. In the scientific literature epistolary novel is traditionally considered any of the articles on epistolary literature or epistolary form, or in the works on the theory and history of the novel. In the first case epistolary novel is described as a form of

  • Reflection Of Novels In Jane Austen's Novel Northanger Abbey

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    Jane Austen’s novel, “Northanger Abbey” was written in 1797-98 and wasn’t published at London after her death in 1818. The novel is about a teenage girl, never been far away from home, Catherine goes on an adventure to Bath, unexpectedly ending up falling for Henry Tilney. Invited by the Tilney to visit their home at Northanger Abbey, Catherine became uneasy with an mystery instinct, like the mystery novels she read, of General Tilney, Henry’s father, possibility hiding dark secrets of neglecting

  • Graphic Novel Watchmen

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    The graphic novel Watchmen written by Alan Moore looks at the world from a different perspective and allows the reader to see a universe that is parallel to the one we experience every day. Watchmen is snapshot of our history in which many alterations have taken place. These particular adaptations hold certain significance since they are comparable to the very reality which we live in. Through these comparisons we can analyze certain aspects of the novel and understand what messages are being conveyed

  • Congo: The Novel and the Movie

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    Congo: The Novel and the Movie Congo was an astounding bestseller novel. It was a great fictional novel that took place in the depths of the Congo rainforest. The novel was later made into a movie. Both the novel and the movie were good, however, I prefer the novel. It just seemed like a more entertaining piece than the movie. This movie was based much upon the novel, but had many alternatives and a completely different ending than the novel. The first difference between the novel and the movie

  • The 19th Century Novel

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    The 19th Century Novel A Novel is defined as a long story about fictitious characters, written in prose as opposed to poetry. Novels were first written in the 18th Century so by the 19th Century, the novel, often in serialised form was an established form of entertainment which was also helped by the increased adult literacy rate over the whole of the 1800s. The idea of the novel had changed from being purely for the amusement of women to being available to a wider audience, covering a

  • The Importance Of Novel Writing

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    Have you ever read a novel that was so appealing that it left you with the interest of writing something similar? Writing a novel is a time-consuming process that requires patience, knowledge and a certain language. However, not all writers known today were born with natural talents. In fact, many had to work on their skills in order to succeed. Although it could be difficult to come up with an idea and express it in words, writing can be easier if you followed certain steps, such as writing a plot

  • Novels vs Films

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    The Webster's New World College dictionary (2005) defines novels as relatively long fictional prose narrative and films as a sequence of photographs projected on a screen in such a rapid succession that they create an optical illusion of movement (p.529 & p.988). These two genres have been the main topic of an age-old debate. The debate revolves around the question, which are better novels or films? People tend to have different opinions on whether books or movies tell a better story.The debate continues

  • The Devil's Arithmetic Novel

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    The Devil’s Arithmetic novel and movie have noticeable similarities and differences. Characters, plot and perspectives all differ. Although I prefer the book, it is well-written and has a better plot, both show us that we need to honor those who survived this tragic time, and punish those who did wrong. We need to learn from our mistakes and treat others as we want to be treated. In the camps, they suffer, and are treated as if they aren’t human. Both book and movie state that clearly. Ages are mixed

  • Gothic Novels

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    main plot, distracts the readers from the seriousness of the reality. Manfred driven by the... ... middle of paper ... ...ntonia and immediately falls for her not realising that what he feels is the bond of siblings recognising each other. Both novels seem to take a stand against evoking morals by repressing education. In The Monk both the church and Elvira play a role in their children's down fall. Antonio is not permitted to read certain parts of the Bible for fear that she will be curupted.

  • Analysis Of The Novel 'Unwind'

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    The science fiction novel Unwind by Neal Shusterman has a central idea, being ‘life’. This novel opens up our ideas to when a human’s life actually begins which is a sensitive topic for most people. This is a concept that everyone has their own opinions on usually based on the way you were raised; however this book opens up these ideas and decisions for you to make. It relates to abortion and the controversy over it. One example of how Shusterman gets us to think about life is when Connor (one of

  • Bildungsroman In The Novel Speak

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    continuously get bullied. In the novel Speak, the character Melinda Sordino went through the three stages of Bildungsroman. The first stage of Bildungsroman is innocence/ immaturity. Before the incident at the party Melinda was at the stage of innocence/ immaturity. Throughout the novel Melinda also experienced stage two of Bildungsroman which is test and trials. At the end of the book, Melinda experiences stage three of Bildungsroman which is experience/ maturity. Throughout the novel, the character Melinda

  • Elements Of A Gothic Novel

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    past Gothic writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickenson and Nathaniel Hawthorne so effectively used in their literature. In the article “Elements of a Gothic Novel” by Robert Harris he provides a list of the core gothic elements. Robert Harris gives most of the credit to Horace Walpole for creating the gothic elements. “The Gothic Novel was invented almost single-handedly by Horace Walpole, whose The Castle of Otranto (1764) contains

  • Analysis Of The Novel 'Americanah'

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    “Americanah”, a novel written by the Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, tells the story of Ifemelu, a young Nigerian woman who departs to the United States to study. She remains in the country for 13 years before deciding to go back to Nigeria. It is also a story of romance between Ifemelu and men. Obinze, her first high school lover, Curt, the white rich American or Blaine, the academic African American. But this book reveals also the love of the author for… hair. Hair is a recurring theme

  • George Bluestone’s Novels into Film

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    George Bluestone’s Novels into Film The first chapter of George Bluestone’s book Novels into Film starts to point out the basic differences that exist between the written word and the visual picture. It is in the chapter "Limits of the Novel and Limits of the Film," that Bluestone attempts to theorize on the things that shape the movie/film from a work of literature. Film and literature appear to share so much, but in the process of changing a work into film, he states important changes are

  • Sexist Novels and Literary Prizes

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    majority of which revolves around what should qualify or disqualify a novel in regards to its award nomination potential. Lately there has been a push towards novels that convey politically correct themes, but this does not prevent authors from winning with less than moral works (Geason). For example, the French author Michel Houellebecq recently won a coveted French literary prize (the Prix Goncourt) without straying from writing novels that are hotly debated. He goes as far as to be “overtly controversial”

  • The Power of Jane Austen’s Novels

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    Jane Austen’s career followed novelists such as Ann Radcliffe and Laurence Sterne, at a time when the Gothic and Romance novels were very popular. However, Jane Austen did not look favorably upon these styles, believing them to be harmful to both literature and the reader. In writing her own novels, Austen parodied these genres, but not merely for a humorous effect. She had specific messages that she wanted to get through to her audience, through this method. She wanted to impress upon her reader

  • Graphic Novels Essay

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    progress over the years, but still till this day graphic novels are having trouble with being accepted as literature. Good literature is a piece of work that can incorporate writing and illustrations that pulls the reader in and leads them throughout the book. After reading a couple of graphic novels I have to disagree with the scholars who believe that they aren’t a piece of literature. Each graphic novel tells a story just like “regular” novels do. They each capture your imagination and keep you interested