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  • Metafiction In Borges And Cortazar's Continuity Of Parks
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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...
  • Non Fiction Account Of The Poem
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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...
  • Orphan Figures In Eighteenth Century Literature
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    Throughout our lives we move from one story to the next. Whether we are listeners, readers or writers "we live our lives immersed in stories. ' From the many stories we encounter, both fiction and non-fiction, the orphan figure stands out as one of the most prominent figures in literature. Orphan figures have prevailed in the literary arena for centuries, from ancient poetry, folktales, and myths to modern day novels. This constant reoccurrence of the orphan figure in literature emphasizes the n...
  • Real True Life Accounts Story
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    Chris Roberts 12-7-99 College Writing Ms. Dillon Comparisons of Real and Fiction While reading the book Theft by Joyce Carol Oates I found that often enough or for the whole time I did not think that the story was fiction at all. It drew me into its reality and then gave it an ending for me to rest on. The biggest part of this story to making someone think it is a real true life story of someones, was the ending when it told what happened to everyone, That fall, Mayra learned that Imogene was li...
  • Real Because Of The Attention To Detail
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    Nickolas Kreger Kreger 1 Mr. Wakoson English II 21 September 2000 ATTENTION TO DETAIL "The things they carried", is a fictional story of a group of soldiers in the Vietnam War. The story is so realistic that one might forget that it is fiction. This fictional story seems real because of the attention to detail in what the people carried, what they thought, and how they spoke. Tim O'Brien was in the Vietnam War and used his knowledge of a soldier's equipment, Army acronyms and short hand for thes...
  • Walker's Traynor And Gracie Mae
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    Elvis Presley was an important figure in popular music and culture at this time in the 1950?'s; Willie Mae Thornton represents personal, artistic, and ethical values admired by Walker. The author bases her characters, Traynor and Gracie Mae? Little Mama? Still, on these real people but abandons biographical accuracy to amplify the symbolic meaning of each character. In this process, Elvis becomes an interloper destroyed by stealing what he does not understand. The Thornton character is poor but ...

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