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  • Blue Hotel By Stephen Crane
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    By: user GOD "The Blue Hotel" The Story "The Blue Hotel" by Stephen Crane was one that inspires a lot of thought. This thought is about settings, characters, and ideas. The characters he creates are very different from each other, as shown in comparisons to each other. The use of symbolism in the story lets us imagine why the hotel is painted blue and we can wonder about the character of the Swede for long periods of time. These elements combined have made this story very good. The settings in t...
  • Story Contrasts To The Interlopers
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    In the story The Interlopers, Saki writes about two families that have been feuding for generations. He writes about how "interlopers " stop them from rivaling, and eventually bring the two of them to be friends only minutes before they are eaten by wolves. He does this by using dramatic irony. Through the character's words he tells us what the two will do when they get back to town now that they are friends. This leads you to believe that the feud is over and everything is all right. The author...
  • Development Of Other Characters
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    Significance of a Minor Character Minor characters are the backbones of all literary pieces of work. They can have an overall affect that can change the development of a story. These minute characters can provide further insight into the mind of the leading character (s) through their actions. In the short story "The Outcasts of Poker Flat", Uncle Billy is a diminutive character that alters the upcoming events faced by the other characters. His actions force the other characters to use an altern...
  • Concentration Camp And The Shawl
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    Many times in stories, authors will use the setting to set the stage for the story. The setting is like the foundation of the story, and without one the story seems merely lost. Quite often the setting will build up the story and affect the characters, and the characters behaviors. Against the backdrop of a Holocaust concentration camp, Ozick produces two static characters whose lack of development throughout the story emphasizes the theme of overwhelming hopelessness. In The Shawl Rosa, her inf...
  • Story As A Great Ballet
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    The History of The Nutcracker Ballet When we think about The Nutcracker today, we see a memorable story about a girl (Marie) receiving a magical gift at a Christmas party from her mysterious Uncle Dosselmeyer. The gift is a nutcracker. Later that night, the nutcracker ends up turning into a Prince after defeating the Mouse King and saves Marie. Then, he takes Marie to a land called The Kingdom of Sweets where she is greeted by the Sugarplum fairy. This story is one of the most recognized ballets...
  • Their Isolation And Entrapment
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    Peter Carey's The Fat Man in History By Michael Huynh Entrapment and Isolation are common attributes of characters throughout several of the stories in The Fat Man in History. This comes across in many forms, both physical and mental. In most of the stories both entrapment and isolation often the result of the interaction of both. Stories which this theme is apparent are Crabs, Windmill in the West, and A Report on the Shadow Industry. In all of these stories characters are both entrapped and is...
  • Short Story A Good Man
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    Your NameComparison and Contrast EssayClassDate Flannery O Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find and her short story Good CountryPeople are similar in characterization, plot development, and theme. These stories both contain characters that think of themselves as superior to other characters. Both of these stories also illustrate characters that make bad judgments of other characters, and the negative effects thatthe choice brings. These two stories also deal with the theme of not judging a person...
  • Heathcliff's House In Wuthering Heights
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    Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights, a story of love and vengeance between two families for two generations. The Earnshaw family of Wuthering Heights, the Lintons of Thrushcross Grange, and the woman that stands between them, Nelly. These two families joined by love but separated by Heathcliff's desire for vengeance against Edgar Linton who married the women he loves, Catherine. Wuthering Heights takes you on a ride through two generations seen through the eyes of one women, Ellen Dean (Nelly) t...
  • Character Andy In The Story
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    In the video "I'm A Fool", By Sherwood Anderson, there sare many events that occur that cause the main character, Andy, to prove his true personality. In the story Andy cotridicts himself and shows how easy it is to make insipid mistakes. In the story Andy proves himself to be an unsympathetic character because he acs foolish, timid, unremorseful and as a masquerader. In the story Andy acts foolish because he lies to impress people that he feels to be better than him to put on a good front; in p...
  • Minor Characters In The Story
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    Elements of Fiction When you read a story, you are reading a work of fiction. FICTION is writing that comes from an author's imagination. Although the author makes the story up, he or she might base it on real events. Fiction writers write either short stories or novels. A SHORT STORY usually revolves around a single idea and is short enough to be read in one sitting. A NOVEL is much longer and more complex. Understanding Fiction CHARACTERS are the people, animals, or imaginary creatures that ta...
  • Jurgis Changes
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    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a dreary story that depicts the life of a working man in the early twentieth century. The book shows the horrid working conditions placed about the Chicago factory workers and the horrors of the standard of living. The book follows behind an immigrant from Russia who hopes to strike it rich in America. Sinclair consistently throws problems at the man who runs from one scenario to the next. The title of the book comes from an old saying, "it's a jungle out there". ...
  • Terrorist Tariq
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    Tony MarchinoModern Middle East Book Review April 24, 2002 As the Middle East peace negotiations putter along, Daniel Silva's fictional book, The Kill Artist, could not be timelier. The story is a country-hopping cat-and-mouse game between two master assassins, one Palestinian, one Israeli. The story begins with the assassination of an Israeli ambassador in Paris, pulled off by Tariq, a master Palestinian assassin. Rumors of Tariq's plans to disrupt the ongoing peace talks reach Ari Shamron, hea...
  • First Paragraphs First Paragraphs
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    FIRST PARAGRAPHS First paragraphs are fundamental to the story and need to "hook" the reader in. If the first paragraph doesn't grab you, then why would you read further? The first paragraph is where you are introduced to the tone of the story and sets the stage by introducing the main character (s) and giving information to entice us to continue reading. Three stories that have strong first paragraphs that draw us in and help us understand the character and story are: "A Sick Call" by Morley Ca...
  • Language Of The Story
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    Pulp Fiction is like boot camp for the Marines. You come into it from your civilized life, they subject you to violent language until you " re numb, they abuse you verbally and physically until all of your normal feelings and values are reduced to dust. Leaving you aware that you have changed, and able to describe the change, you find yourself questioning the person you were previously. First thing you know you " re saluting. This story is a cleverly disorienting journey through a landscape of d...
  • Two Main Characters Of The Short Story
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    John Head le 2/8/05 Lit 2110 Sec. 840 Word Count: 1526 For Your World story consists of many small parts. When these parts are put together they create a piece of literature that conveys a message. This message can be about almost anything. Literature can tell a story about happiness or an experience of love. It all depends on what pieces and how they are placed together which makes a story. Anton Chekhov has written a wonderfully pieced together short story titled "Misery". The elements which a...
  • Static Characters In The Story
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    Character's Role in Making a Story Character, stories are affected in many ways by this seemingly small aspect of a short story. Just the use of certain characters in a story can change the way we perceive a story. Some characters hardly receive a mention in the story, but that small part can change the outcome. Other characters have traits about them that the entire story is based around. Whatever story you look at character has a huge role in determining how the story ends. The major character...
  • Mr McCallister And His Dislike For Tracy
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    Tracy Flick, George Washington Carver High School's overachiever, is at it again. She belongs to almost every club, and holds office in most of them. She is a stereotypical nerd in school, straight A's, and is constantly trying to get to the top, and stopping at nothing to get it done. Now its time for the election of the student government, and Tracy Flick is running unopposed for class president. For the good of the school and humanity in general, McAllister finds her an opponent. Mr. McCallis...
  • Years About Dr Heidegger
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    Dr. Heidegger is the main character of this story. He causes the characters of this story to have hope that they can relive their lives over again, that they can be young again. But, before this experiment begins, Dr. Heidegger already knows that this will only be a brief glimpse of their former self. Dr. Heidegger is a strange character. His study is the source of many stories. He has a skeleton in the closet. The study is full of cobwebs and dust. When the four characters hear of his experimen...
  • Tolstoy's Story Pahom
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    The purpose of this essay is to inform how two different authors expressed the same characteristics in a story and how they were completely different at the same time. In the following paragraphs they will detail both Goethe and Tolstoy's characters. In Goethe's story "Faust" the character Faust was tempted by the never-ending thirst for knowledge. While in Tolstoy's story Pahom was tempted by more land and money and was never happy with what he had. They were both tempted with greed just differ...
  • Everyday Use The Character Dee
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    Analysis Of Characters From Different Novels Essay, Analysis Of Characters From Different Novels Throughout literature, the value of a story may be determined through the merit of the characters within. The merit of characters may be judged on three criteria, the first being plausibility or how feasible a certain character is – a characteristic perfectly exemplified in the story "I'm a Fool' by Sherwood Anderson. Motivation comprises the second story and is demonstrated through the charact...

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