Essays on Fiction

My Childhood Memories in the Sixth Grade
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I am a clumsy person. At times I am uncoordinated and I always have bad balance. I like to bump into walls, trip over my own feet, and I sometimes think I have two left hands. Hurting myself seem like an everyday norm to me. When I make sounds like "oouch”, no one really bothers to ask me if I am OK anymore, because they know that I am all right. In Chicago when it snows it really snows. The…...
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My Childhood Memories of My Family
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The sun was splendid, the yellow rays were going straight thorough my face, I felt the warmth of my eyelids that were closed covering my eyes. My cat lucky was sitting in my lap. When i try to brush her back. Lucky was standing crossed other side of the street. I was confused. I started to go after her but I could not reach her; she was so closed to me; but when I try to reach her, she is…...
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My Unforgotten Childhood Memories With My Grandfather
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There's a special kind of relationship between a grandfather and his grandson. There's nothing quite like it. Most of my childhood is filled with memories of my grandfather. He was a great man, the best I've ever known. Around the end of my junior year of high school, he was in and out of the hospital. He had severe lung problems. Eventually, my grandpa's condition got too severe, and he had to remain in the hospital for longer than we…...
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The Love and World Exploration in The Fantasticks, a Play by Tom Jones
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The play, “The Fantasticks" was an interesting take on love and exploring the world. Throughout the play we are shown allegories from characters or musical notes that were entertaining yet also insightful This two hour play featured a cast of characters who weren’t restricted by racial boundaries (ex. Asian dad to a white son and a black man to an Asian daughter) which I enjoyed Humor, wit, and life lessons are intertwined in this musical play; it enlightens us on…...
All the Things I Picked Up From My Mother
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One time when I was about 11 years old, my neighbor, my brother, and I watched my new puppy play with our pet rabbits that we had for a couple of years, My puppy, Teddy, chased the rabbits all over the backyard and he would occasionally jump on them. For Teddy, it was all fun and games, For the rabbits, however, it was life or death. They were scared out of their minds and thought Teddy was a predator. We…...
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Love and Poverty in “A Gift for My Mother,” a Story by Viv McDade
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Poverty is a bad thing but often looks, but it is not always about money. It's also about frustrations about all the things you really dream and dream about, but you never get. These are some of the problems in the shot “A gift for My Mother” there has been written to Viv McDader The novel is written In I tell, who is Lucy, who is 10 years old and lives with her mother and father in South Africa. Her…...
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The Psychosis of the Narrator in the Short Story, The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe
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In, Poe's narrator confesses to the brutal murder of his wife, in detail, blaming the black cat. In this story we see how human emotions and actions can be stretched beyond the limits of morality. The Black Cat raises questions of not only the character's sanity but of Poe‘s own. Even though Poe‘s sanity is questionable there is a positive theme in which to find his story useful, Poe's irony, symbolism, and unstable state of mind make for an exciting…...
The Worst Day of My Life: Finding My Grandfather after He Had a Stroke and Calling the Ambulance
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Standing outside the hospital room, I could hear the voices of the nursing talking to my parents and my grandmother. At that moment I thought everything was getting better but I was interrupted with my mother coming out of the room crying. I had not prepared for this what seems to be the perfect day, ended up being the worst day of my life Most eleven-year»old girls, don’t usually call 911 because their grandfather wouldn’t wake up. Everyday he would…...
A Paper on Reoccurring Themes in Dubliners and Grace
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"Grace" begins with a fall down the stairs for our main character Mr. Kernan. The unconscious and drunken Mr. Kernan is carried up the stairs and laid out on the bar floor. The manager of the bar repeatedly asks who the man is and who he was with, but to no avail. A constable is called in to try to solve the problem, when Mr. Powers enters and solves the mystery and proceeds to escort Mr. Kernan home. Upon arriving…...
A Character Analysis of Gabriel From Dubliners by James Joyce
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Gabriel is the main character of the short story written by James Joyce. He is the pivot of the story and majorly the story revolves around him till the end. The story is all about the development of his character from start till end. Showing the way his emotional and mental states change and twists into each other putting him in a trivial and twisted mental state. At the beginning of the story, Gabriel is shown as a gentleman walking…...
A Review of Henry James Story The Turn of the Screw
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In The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, a woman is hired to be the governess to Miles and Flora, two orphans places under the care of their distant uncle. The governess acts as a maternal figure and forms a close bond with the children. However, this new power of authority leads the governess into an obsession of becoming a heroine to the children. The governess's conflict lies in her irrational desire to "save" Miles from unknown dangers. The…...
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The Similarity and Difference of Eleanor in the Haunting of Hill House and the Governess in The Turn of the Screw
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One of the man differences between Eleanor's arrival to Hill House in The Haunting of Hill House and the governess in The Turn of the Screw is that the governess was welcomed to Bly and Eleanor was told to leave Hill House. Bly was a beautiful welcoming home and Hill House is a gothic, supposedly haunted house. The governess was coming to help out the children of Bly and to do something productive. She was invited to the house by…...
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Sevens Sisters Road
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The state of Nebraska is known for having one of the top farming areas in the world. The farmlands are well known to have history, going back many years. The urban legend of the Seven Sisters Road took place in the early 1900s, an hour south of Omaha in Nebraska City. On a map, the road is called “L Street.” The small town has a population of about 7,000 people. Being so small, the people of Nebraska City carry horrifying…...
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In the books Born Again, Oliver Twist, and The Light in the Forest
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There are “outsiders.” An outsider is someone who doesn't fit in. Outsiders make a good book character because readers will want to see what happens to them when they don't fit in. The outsiders tn the books are Charles (Chuck) Colson, (True Son) John C. Butler, and Oliver Twist. Light in the Forest. In this book True Son lives with his Indian father, Indian mother, and friends. But the government declares that all white captives who the Indians have be…...
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The On Rollercoaster Ride
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How you ever been on a roller coaster? If you have, you know how fun and exciting it can be, but in my case ‘the roller coaster ride’ I experienced was not at all fun. My family and I were involved in a car accident, June of this year. That car accident is the roller coaster ride I talked about. When that ride stopped, reality hit quickly. This car accident taught my family and me to value our time together…...
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Story Of A Six Year Old Boy
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The painted bird is a novel that takes place I Eastern Europe during World War II, the novel is written by jersey Kosinski. This story focuses around a six year old boy who is sent away from home for his saftey during World War II. The young boy would go from village to village during his six year journey where he would meet many people. The people in each village would go out of their way to torment the boy…...
A Continuation of Sally’s Life Called “Free From ‘Freedom’”
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Sally has been free. She says she’ll miss her husband. She said that she’s fine. She said, I don’t want to be near a man ever in my life. Sally lost her husband when her neighbor called the police because they heard her yell and moan in pain. When the police arrived, her father was holding her and she was crying and her body was painted with purple, blue, and black on her body like Minerva did. My mom told…...
The True Meaning Of Optimism
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Well I was just minding my own bussiness one day and I was waiting in a line and I saw a mother she had 2 sons one yonger and one about 6 or 7. The older had a packet of glowsticks in his hand the younger just crying to get even one glowstick so the mother rippd open the packet and gave one glowstick to the younger one. The crying had stoped the little child was just waving around the…...
Not an Easy Life Mary Rowlandson
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Mary Rowlandson wrote the autobiography, “The Sovereignty and Goodness of God.” She was born in England therefore she was British, however she then moved to Massachusetts during her teenage years. “The Sovereignty and Goodness of God” was published in Cambridge, Massachusetts and in London in 1681. And the genre is a captive narrative. Mary Rowlandson tells the story of events that she has experienced from her captivity. On February 10th in 1675, Mary Rowlandson and her family notice Native Americans…...
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How My Sister and I Visited the Roller Coaster
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Are you ready Rahma? My sister, Sahara asked. I was shaking so hard that the ground beneath my feet began to crumble. Get a grip I thought. But my teeth, legs, and arms were signaling for help.” it’s not scary at all Rahma I promise”. The ear-piercing screams coming from everywhere all around me sent shivers up and down my spine. There was no escape I had no choice but to give in. I inched forward and I swayed back…...
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The Yellow Wallpaper Postpartum depression
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The story starts off with the storyteller experiencing postpartum depression after giving birth to her baby. Back in the day, this was known as 'woman hysterics'. Because of the individuals who were supposed to lease the house were well off individuals who lost their money, the house was leased easily. The narrator communicates the loathe she has for the room she is locked in due to the terrible wallpaper, so appalling it makes her insane. John is the spouse of…...
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My Wonderful Life in Los Angeles
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No one likes to move from their childhood homes. I personally knew, I didn’t. We were living in Los Angeles and I was in the fourth grade at Middleton Street School. We moved into our house in Los Angeles, when I was around two years old. Living in Los Angeles was absolutely fantastic and magnificent due to the fact, that I had many friends that had been in my life for a long time. I had lived nearly all my…...
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Pixar Movies WALL-E
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Pixar movies have been know to be cheesy, fun and funny animated films for children to enjoy. A year after the release of Ratatouille, director and writer Andrew Stanton and Pixar, team up to create WALL-E, a whimsical sci-fi fantasy about robots into the future. This movie creates a story about love and loneliness, the possibilities and pitfalls of human existence. Just like Finding Nemo, this movie film includes an underlying message that impacts not only to the younger children…...
Viet Thanh Nguyen Helps to Understand What Cultural Identity Is
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“The Sympathizer” written by author Viet Thanh Nguyen is a novel that gives its readers a chance to live through an event through somebody else’s eyes. Viet Thanh Nguyen gives the readers a better understanding of what cultural identity is. The novel as well raises an issue that has been in discussion for the longest time; how are people supposed to be able to truly understand a subject when they do not know the whole story. In this spy novel,…...
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Tim Burton’s Many Memorable Films
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Tim Burton was always obsessed with misfits and loners. He says in a quote “'I don't know why but I always related to characters like Frankenstein. I think a lot of kids do; it’s easier to relate to the monster in the sense of he's alone.” He also says in a quote 'I was never scared of monster movies. I could happily watch a monster movie.” (Pringle) Tim Burton is influenced by many unique people such as Edgar Allen Poe…...
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The First Which Should Have Been the Last Epigraph
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Hitchhiking into the unbroke, untouched, native, neglected, fierce, and natural wild to Alaska to get away from society, was Chris McCandless’ way of finding a way to be accepted by himself. Even, though Chris was accepted by society it was more important for him to become accepted of himself. Chris wanted to live in the wild and be away from civilization; however, Chris’ plan for going into the wild and going back to society, ends up becoming short and leads…...
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McCandless’ Relationship With Franz
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Franz feels like he has a son and McCandless feels like he is helping an old man. He considers him as a temporary father figure. Franz fills that fatherly role, because he will give advice to McCandless and also helps him financially. The drawback is that McCandless tends to abandon the people he grows close with. Franz was devastated when McCandless left and later passed away. Franz fills that fatherly role, because he will give advice to McCandless and also…...
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My Theme Analysis Paper for the Invisible Man
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This is my essay for what the main theme of The Invisible Man by HG Wells is. The “grotesque romance” Invisible Man was published 1952 and won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction the next year in 1953.The book is often considered the beginning of science fiction, and it is easy to see when you look at the things that take place within the book. The book was gripping and it was exciting to watch the downfall of Griffin…...
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Fusion Between Two Different Cultures in One’s Life
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In the Joy luck club, Amy Tan tells a story about a second generation chinese girl that was born in San Francisco who is struggling to remember her culture while living in America. The only Chinese culture Jing Mei receives is what her mother is holding on to in America. Jing mei is so busy absorbing American beliefs and practices even if those beliefs may be negative views of her own race. With no doubt, the hardest challenge for the…...
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Analyzing Guns Germs and Steel
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“We all know that history has proceeded weary different for peoples from different parts of the globe. In the 13,000 years since the end of the last ice age, some parts of the world developed literate industrial societies with metal tools, other parts developed only nonliterate farming science, and still others societies of hunter-gatherers with stone tools. Those historical inequalities have cast long shadows on the modern world "page (13) These lines, perhaps the most famous of many renowned excerpts…...
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How I Got My First Awakening
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As I sat there on the front porch steps of my small Louisiana cottage, feeling drops of sun caress my cheek, I was awakened from my trance-like state by the sensation of eyes burning into my soul—eyes belonging to none other than Robert Lebrun. I had noticed young Robert sneaking glances at me the entire afternoon, brushing his arm against mine ever-so subtly on the long traverse home from our morning swim. I could not help but to admit that…...
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Edna Pontellier’s Power in the Novel Awakening
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In “The Awakening”, by Kate Chopin, Edna Pontellier, comes to realize that she is unhappy with the life she is living with her husband and children and thinks she should do something about it. She falls in love with a man named Robert Lebrun, but she can not be with him because that would not be acceptable to the society. The society did not allow her the freedom to love another man, so she thought that the only way to…...
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The Awakening Is Analyzed From a Marxist Point of View
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In “The Awakening”, by the author Kate Chopin can be analyzed from the Marxist perspective by the powerful ones being the men. The men are powerful because society portrays them as the head of the household, meaning its a patriarchal society. Society thinks that men should rule over their wives and have them under their control. The men display their power when their wives don’t do what they want. For example, the husband of Edna, Leonce showed that power when…...
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No Country for Old Men
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Adaptation I enjoyed both the book and film adaption of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men. I believe that making a perfect film adaptation of a book isn’t possible due to certain constraints on time and budget. Despite these things, I think that the film is a successful adaptation because the actors portrayed the characters in a way that was true to the book, and the cinematography matched the mood of the book well. In my opinion, the excluded…...
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Joyce Carol Oates Show the Conflict of Fantasy and Reality
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In cases, what someone sees something as can be totally opposite of what it really is. People create images in their heads of what they think is the right vision of something. Fantasy versus reality perceptions of such is distinguished in the short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates. In the story, the apparent theme is fantasy versus reality. Connie, a teenager, tries to create an adult image of herself to “get boys,”…...
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Tokyo Sonata Shows the Struggle After Being Fired From a Job
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A. Tokyo Sonata follows a middle-class family in Tokyo, Japan and shows the struggle that Ryuhei Sasaki, the protagonist, husband, and father of the film, comes across after being fired from his job. He, like many others, was let go due to his business finding cheaper employees in the Chinese population in Tokyo. While searching for a new job, Ryuhei comes across an old friend he’s known since they went to school together named Kurosu. They start conversating and Ryuhei…...
Discussion on the Time Machine
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel thousands of years into the future? “The Time Machine” is a dystopian novel written by H.G. Wells in 1949. Set in the late 1800s, it follows the adventure of a time-travelling scientist who travels over 800,000 years to the future where he finds that humans seem to have split into two races; the Eloi and the Murlocks. At first glance, society of the future seems carefree and peaceful, but…...
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Portrayal of the Life of Harriet Tubman
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“Harriet” did an incredible job of pulling you into the emotions of what it was to be a slave in the 17th century, pulling you down into the lowest points and bringing you up into what must have been indescribable joy to meet freedom. At every turn I felt a part of her story and engaged in her journey which is an important element in a well-done film. The relationships in this film and in Harriet’s story were important and…...
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Charlotte Bronte English Poet and Novelist
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The following example essay is dedicated to Charlotte Brontë, an English poet and novelist. Read the introduction, body and conclusion of the essay, scroll down. Charlotte Bronte was born on April 21, 1816, in Thornton, Yorkshire, England. Born into a strict Anglican home, Charlotte was raised by her religious aunt and clergy father after her mother and two eldest sisters passed away. While taking on the motherly role to her youngest sister Emily, Bronte went on to write her first…...
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The Rise of Detective Fiction as a Genre
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The following sample essay on "The Rise of Detective Fiction as a Genre" рассказывается how the works of Edgar Ellen Poe, Emile Gaboriau, Charles Dickens and Willie Collins served as a foundation and inspiration for the birth of Mr Holmes the consulting detective. Besides this, it introduces the social and political conditions of the Victorian Era which provides the backdrop for this emerging new genre. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the mastermind behind the archetypal private detective: the brilliant one…...
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How My Sister and I Visited the Roller Coaster
...I honestly enjoyed the ride when I calmed down. We went up, down, left, right, upside down and all around. The roller-coaster is not as horrible I thought it would be, it was thrilling and exciting. When we came to a gliding stop exactly where we had...
Viet Thanh Nguyen Helps to Understand What Cultural Identity Is
...Viet Thanh Nguyen’s spy novel “The Sympathizer” highlights and comments on issues that are still very frequent in today’s world such as misinterpretation in many creative works such as movies for example. Viet Thanh Nguyen additionally emphas...
The First Which Should Have Been the Last Epigraph
...Chris and London both have an understanding of nature and what it has to offer. Dry and dying lifeless land, Chris realizes that the laughter comes from the people in his past, the ones who said it wasn’t smart for him to go into the wild were laug...
How I Got My First Awakening
...A few weeks passed and I continued seeing Robert. We connected. We connected far deeper than Léonce and I ever did. Although I would not admit it to myself then, I found myself missing him while he was away. I felt pangs of jealousy when the young c...
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