• The History Of The Hard Boiled Detective
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    There are many sub-genres of detective fiction and hard-boiled fiction is one of them. What exactly is hard-boiled detective fiction? Hard-Boiled detective fiction is fiction that features tough, cynical, urban private eyes who expose corruption and frequently get injured in the course of their investigations ("Detective Fiction," Literary). Hard-Boiled fiction is considered one of the more popular sub-genres of detective fiction; there have been numerous films and novels about urban detectives ...
  • Science Fiction Technology Future World
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    Advancement of Technology and Science and Its Influence On Science Fiction Novels The rapid pace of technology and the advancement of scientific understanding in the past one hundred years are at the backbone for the distinctly twentieth century genre -- science fiction. Such rapid advancement in these fields of technology have opened up literally worlds of possibilities for the future. One hundred years ago the possibility of simply flying from city to city may have seemed nothing more than a d...
  • The Crucible Arthur Miller
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    The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a historical fiction play about the famed Salem witch trials. Historical fiction? So it's both historical fact and fiction? Is it more fact or fiction? In my opinion this play, The Crucible, is more fiction than fact. This is only my opinion though, it is not a fact and it cannot be proven that the play is more fact than fiction or the other way around. In this paper I will discuss why it is my opinion that The Crucible is more fiction that fact. In my opinion ...
  • Continuity Of Parks Fiction Borges Reality
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    MetafictionInBorges' "Theme of the traitor and the hero " AndCortazar's "Continuity of parks " The boundary between that which is real and that which is imitation or illusion, has a long intellectual history. In Republic, Plato describes the state of the majority of people's lived experience. Chained to the spot, humanity looks at shadows of artifacts cast by the light of a fire. It is only when they turn around that they realize they have been living a fantasy that is twice removed from the aut...
  • Hemingway Fiction One Violence
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    Ernest Hemingway: Fiction, Heroic and Compassion Ernest Hemingway is lauded as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. He expressed on his writing courage and compassion in a world of violence and death. His combination of fiction and heroic code behavior defined him as one of the great writers of our time. Considered a master of the understood prose style, which became his trademark. His narrow range of characters and his thematic focus on violence and "machismo", as wel...
  • Fiction Vs Nonfiction Authors To Make
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    Blurring the boundaries between Fiction and Non-Fiction has always been a great way for authors to make their points, yield their arguments, and to keep interest. Some may even be inclined to believe that there is not a definite boundary between the areas of fiction and non-fiction. Fiction is often used throughout non-fiction writings as more of a point of view than a character in itself. This voice is not exactly a character in the text, but it still exercises an attitude toward the material t...
  • Science Fiction Scientific Story Genre
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    Attacks from Martians, time travel, interplanetary travel and the impossible are possible within the realm of science fiction. The literary genre of science fiction houses some of the greatest pieces of literature of all time, by some of the greatest authors. Regarded among colleagues as one of the finest is the inspirational, ingenious and influential writer H. G. Wells. Being the author of such classics as The Time Machine, The Island Of Dr Moreau and The Invisible Man H. G. Wells is consider...
  • The X Files X Marks The Spot Book Report
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    The X-Files, X Marks the Spot: Book Report liked The X-files, X Marks the Spot. There was a lot of suspense. It was easy to understand. The events were spread out well. Overall it wasn't another long boring science fiction book. There was a lot of suspense. There was suspense as soon as I got into the second chapter. I didn't want to put the book down. I sometimes have trouble trying to find a book that's actually interesting, but I didn't have any trouble with this book. I got through the whol...
  • Science Fiction And Fantasy
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    The question is whether it is possible to distinguish between fantasy and true science fiction. I am reminded of the analogy, attributable I believe, to Theodore Sturgeon, of the elf ascending vertically the side of a brick wall. In a science fiction story the knees of the elf would be bent, his center of gravity thrown forward, his stocking cap hanging down his neck, with his feet quite possibly equipped with some form of suction cups. In a fantasy, on the other hand, the elf would simply strid...
  • Science Fiction Aldiss Wells Frankenstein
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    The Writing Styles of 2 Prominent British Science Fiction Authors " Science fiction is one of the more secluded parade grounds where private fantasy and public event meet. They call it entertainment'. (Aldiss Billion 1) This quote is interpreted to mean that, in the genre of science fiction there isa fusion of fantasy and reality. It is this combination of two opposites that produces the novel categorized today as science fiction. There is one aspect of science fiction that separates it from any...
  • The Genre Of Science Fiction
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    The Genre of Science Fiction Science Fiction has been interpreted by many in a wrong way. Most people feel that the author is just in love with the future. However this is not the truth in most science fiction novels. The majority of Science Fiction books are more about the horrors of the future. In Fahrenheit 451 the author Ray Bradbury makes an argument for societies need to consider that the outcomes of science fiction might become realities. The origin of science fiction '... evolved from t...
  • Poetry Difficulty Fictional Stories
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    Poetry Difficulty Poetry unlike fiction is solely based on the author's personal take on a certain subject. The tone, diction, syntax, and mood of a poem are all determined by the author of the poem. For some readers, to interpret a poem or explain the plot can be a difficult task. Other forms of literature such, as fiction is much easier to understand and discuss. One reason fiction is easier to understand and discuss is that it has a plot, setting, a cast of characters, and a theme. Most ficti...
  • Arthur Clarke Science Fiction
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    Arthur C. Clarke was born in 1917 in Minehead, Somerset. His mother was Nora Clarke and his father was Charles Wright Clarke. He had two brothers, Frederick and Michael and one sister, Mary. There were many events that helped to shape him and his writing style. The first major event in his early life was his first plane ride. He went on a Avro 504 biplane with his mother in 1927, this ride remained in his mind forever, and as he progressed as a writer it fueled his science fiction from jet-plan...
  • Dark They Were And Golden Eyed
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    Dark They Were And Golden-Eyed Science fiction is a very interesting subject because you never really know for sure if it's fiction or not. The scientific information contained in these stories makes you think; could this be real? The possibility is always there, in the back of your mind, just lingering around that these concepts could be reality. One day when you hear on the news about something you read in a science fiction novel, or saw in a science fiction movie, you " ll really start thinki...
  • Hard Boiled Fiction Detective Hammett
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    You people suck. English teachers have enough work to do without dealing with this crap. "hard-boiled fiction" a tough, unsentimental style of American crime writing that brought a new tone of earthy realism or naturalism to the field of detective fiction. Hard-boiled fiction used graphic sex and violence, vivid but often sordid urban backgrounds, and fast-paced, slangy dialogue. Credit for the invention of the genre belongs to Dashiell Hammett (1894 1961), a former Pinkerton detective and contr...
  • The Ubiqiutous Enigma That Is Science Fiction
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    "We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives." This line taken from Plan 9 From Outer Space is just one of many examples of how the future and the unknown, that are displayed in science fiction, have had such an impact on the daily lives of societies productive members. There is a direct correlation between life and the art that is science fiction literature. Science fiction has predicted many of the astounding technological advanceme...
  • Essay About Shakespeare In Love Movie
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    The film "Shakespeare in Love" through the use of various film techniques and the way in which it is produced, explores many themes and issues relating to the narrative, one of the most prominent being that of reality vs. fiction. The statement "This film, in the way it is crafted, suggests that fiction is more important than real life." is one that is not entirely correct as throughout the film, reality is demonstrated as inescapable and plays a much larger role in the lives of the characte...
  • Lexical Domains Contrast Set
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    If, however, instead of 'getting words for things,' we redefine the task as one of finding the 'things' that go with words, the eliciting of terminologies acquires a more general interest. This analysis will discuss the exact process of, and motivation behind, the formation of a lexical domain which finds "things that go with words," as mentioned in the above quotation from Charles Frake's article, 'The Ethnographic Study of Cognitive Systems.' Such words that head a category of things are calle...
  • 20 Th Century Science Fiction 20
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    Science fiction is the literature of change. More precisely, science fiction is the kind of literature that most explicitly and self-consciously takes change as its subject and its teleology. This essential presupposition holds as true for the earliest works to explore the new vantage point afforded fiction by scientific and technological developments, works such as Mary Shelley s Frankenstein and H. G. Wells The Time Machine, as for the genre s most recent runs through cyberspace in novels by W...
  • Science Fiction Technology Future James
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    Advancement Of Technology And Science And Its Advancement Of Technology And Science And Its Influence On Science Fiction Novels Advancement of Technology and Science and Its Influence On Science Fiction Novels The rapid pace of technology and the advancement of scientific understanding in the past one hundred years are at the backbone for the distinctly twentieth century genre — science fiction. Such rapid advancement in these fields of technology have opened up literally worlds of possibi...