• Washington Irving 2 Stories Story Tales
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    Washington Irving Washington Irving was relatively quiet after his years of law school until he embarked on a seventeen year expedition through Europe in 1815. During his travels, he met he English writers who would be most influential on him and his writings. The group consisted of Joseph Addison, Oliver Goldsmith, and Sir Walter Scott. One of his earliest works was published under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon in 1819, The Sketch Book. Included in this work of art were two American tales which...
  • Momaday's The Way To Rainy Mountain Summary
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    Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain: Summary N. Scott Momaday divides his book The Way to Rainy Mountain in an interesting manner. The book is divided into three chapters, each of which contains a dozen or so numbered sections, each of which is divided into three parts. The first part of each numbered section tends to be a legend or a story of the Kiowa culture. However, this characteristic changes a bit as the book evolves, as does the style and feel of the stories. The first passage in the fi...
  • Gift Of Magi And Necklace
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    Rob Reynolds In the short stories "The Gift of the Magi", and "The Necklace" there are many things that can noticed that are similar. The settings of these two stories are very similar: first of all, they both occur around fall or winter. They also occur around the turn of the century. Both of the families are middle to low-class. There are little, if any differences in settings, except for that they most likely occur in different towns. In "The Necklace " and "The Gift of the Magi", the plots ...
  • Rip Van Irving Stories Place
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    Both of the stories by Washington Irving are fictitious tales written in the mid 1800's. The author, Washington Irving, was an influential author. He invented narrators, who were both comical and fictional, to explain his stories. His work was based on German folk tales, and he added an American twist to the age-old tales. The first thing that strikes me after reading both of these stories is that Irving uses inflated diction in both. This is another reason Irving became so popular. This way of...
  • Stories Influence Balzac People Individualism Luo
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    Power of Stories Stories were invented a by people at the dawn of civilization for many reasons. Some stories were invented to tell history, some to show patterns. In the book 'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress' they discover what stories can do to them, and how powerful they are. In the book the Communists ban literature so the people lose there individualism so the government can have complete control of the nation. Stories told to show the past are important because they make people r...
  • Big Game Stories Plot Greasy
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    T. Coraghessan Boyle's 'Greasy Lake' and 'Big Game' are similarly structured but completely different short stories that explain the transitions of people from fake slaves of their image to genuine and realized individuals. If not portrayed in the stories, the development in the characters certainly escapes into the reader's imagination and almost magically makes them the learned. The plot of the two stories is one of the strongest lines connecting them together by way of foundation, but at the ...
  • War Of The Worlds Compare Contrast
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    There are many similarities and differences between the book version of War of the Worlds and the movie version. One main difference between the two stories was the place in which the Martians landed first. In the book the Martians landed in England first, but in the movie the Martians landed in California. Another difference was the time period in which the stories took place. In the novel it was a few years from the end of the 19 th century. While in the movie World Wars I and II had already p...
  • Flannery Connor Stories End Moral
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    In Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard To Find, a book filled with short stories that feed the mind with moral development and growth, many tequnices are used to alter the moral perception os the reader. I found that her techniques of choice consist of dark approaches, irony, satire, and suprising or predictable endings in many of these stories to relate her ideas of different moral conflicts that a person would come in contact with at some point in there lives. She seems to play with the per...
  • Turtles Back Stories Animals Land
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    Take a look what do you see? Heaven? Birds? Planes? Have you ever thought that possibly there is another world above us? Well the native Americans did. They came up with preposterous myths like these witch are written about in the two stories, "Earth on a turtles back " and "when Grizzlies walked upright." Your probably thinking to your self where do they come up with these absurd ideas and stories. However im sure if you lived in that time period did with no forms of entertainment and had to si...
  • Cask Of Amontillado Stories Poe Life
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    In Edgar Allan Poe's works, there are many similarities between them and his life. There are plenty similarities to find when only focusing on two of his stories, The Tell Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado. When paying close attention, it is easy to notice the similarities and differences between Poe's life and his stories... The first topic to be discussed will be the similarities between the two tales. In both of the stories the murderers knew the men that they killed. Also, in both stor...
  • Stories People Books Literature
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    In today's world filled with technology and mechanical science, it is difficult to foresee the future of books as we know them. Before the age of computerized wisdom and technological entertainment, means of leisure and amusement were few and far between. Without the luxuries of television, stereo, and internet, passive entertainment was nonexistent. To escape the rigors of everyday life, people could not just lose themselves in an abyss of pixels, but were forced to find other ways to flee real...
  • Potiki And The Art Of Telling Stories
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    This is an explorative essay on the theme in Patricia Graces novel Potiki that telling and retelling stories is an important and valuable part of being human. An important theme in Potiki is the enduring idea that creating and sharing stories as a central part of being human is important. It is a significant theme because the novel is heavily imbued with Maori culture, in which the stories and spoken teachings are given prominence, and also because it is a popular belief that people need narrati...
  • Potiki And The Art Of Telling Stories
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    This is an explorative essay on the theme in Patricia Grace's novel Potiki that 'telling and retelling stories is an important and valuable part of being human'. An important theme in Potiki is the enduring idea that creating and sharing stories as a central part of being human is important. It is a significant theme because the novel is heavily imbued with Maori culture, in which the stories and spoken teachings are given prominence, and also because it is a popular belief that people need narr...
  • Horror Stories Sexual Monster Attack
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    Sexual role in horror stories There are many horror stories out there, most of them having some sort of sexual content or sexual meaning implied to the story. The writers do this intentionally. Writers do this to attract the readers into their horror stories because the readers are mostly teenagers who are going through puberty and are experiencing sexual urges. Most all horror stories involve some sort of creature, a male figure, attacking a female. Walter Evans explains "Various aspects of the...
  • Folktale's Fairy Tales
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    According to the Webster's dictionary, folktale is a story, usually of anonymous authorship and containing legendary elements, made and handed down orally among the common people. Folktales are the ethnographic idea of stories and tales, of a specific ethnic population. Thus, a folktale story is the oral history of a specific culture in society. Folktales have such a broad existence and a great deal of popularity due to the storytellers. The reason why fairy tales last such a long time is becaus...
  • Henry Lawson Joe Wilson
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    Lawson's funny stories are the best. Do you agree? ? ? Reading Henry Lawson short stories was such a delight. He truely made the bush come to life within the stories he wrote. He used humour in many of the stories but not in all of them. I don't agree that Lawson's funny stories were the best because my favourite stories in the book were the stories of Joe Wilson and his life in the bush. These stories about Joe Wilson and his life and family really touched me and helped me to appreciate the com...
  • Media Coursework Comparing Two Newspaper Articles
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    Comparing two newspaper articles, one from a tabloid and one from a broadsheet will convey the different techniques that tabloids and broadsheets use to present stories. Media in general, aim to inform and interest the audience which consist of many different types. Diverse emotions and ideas are created by the media; foremost tabloids. Tabloids are papers like 'The Sun', 'The Mirror', 'The Daily Mail', 'The Express' and 'The Star'. In contrast to these are broadsheets like 'The Times', 'The Gua...
  • Arabian Nights Throughout History
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    Throughout history there have been many tales passed down from generation to generation. Arabian Nights has been one of them. Arabian Nights contains an outer and inner framework. The outer consists of Scherazade telling stories to the Sultan each night to stay alive. The inner framework is the stories that Scherazade tells. This tale contains many motifs. Some are very familiar from other tales that have also been passed down. I think throughout this tale one of the most popular motifs would b...
  • Bearing Witness Holocaust Book Stories
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    Bearing Witness' Bearing Witnesses, Bearing Witness' Essay, Research Paper Bearing Witnesses, Stories of the Holocaust, selected by Hazel Roch man and Darlene Z. Mc Campbell is a wonderful book that illustrates the horror of the Holocaust. I believe that this book helped me to better understand what really happened during the tragic event. This book is made up of many different real life accounts of the Holocaust. Survivors, friends and family of victims, and even the Nazi's themselves all have...
  • Big Woods Short Stories
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    The Bear, ' "The Old People, ' "A Bear Hunt, ' "Race at Morning'– some of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner's most famous stories are collected in this volume– in which he observed, celebrated, and mourned the fragile otherness that is nature, as well as the cruelty and humanity of men. "Contains some of Faulkner's best work.' From the Publisher Faulkner was an avid hunter, as well as one of America's greatest writers. The Big Woods is a collection of Faulkner's best huntin...