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  • Narrator's Pet
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    The Black Cat: Deranged Narrator Throughout the opening paragraph of 'The Black Cat,' the reader is introduced to a narrator who, because of his grotesque actions, has become mentally deranged and very untrustworthy, '... my very senses reject their own evidence. ' The narration of this story is in the first person, which would lead you to believe the narrator could be trusted to relate to you the true events of the story, but this is false. The narrator in this story is unreliable due to his ho...
  • Tylers View On The Narrator
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    Fight Club by Chuck Palahnuik follows the crazy, madcap life of a man who attempts to escape the system that is life by creating mayhem in the world. The main character, the narrator, throughout the book, remains nameless. He is Mr Ordinary Joe, he goes to work, he does his job, he comes home, and he spends his money. His job as an auto-recall supervisor is event less and is one of the main reasons he does not like his life. He has no real friends, and all the time he has free he spends attempti...
  • Killing Of Her Own Humanity
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    A Reason To Kill Margaret Atwood's Surfacing is an intensely symbolic novel about an artist whose weekend trip home to search for her missing father turns into a journey of self discovery. The main character in the story is also the narrator and is not given a name probably because readers will be able to identify with her as the story's heroine. Early in the story, she talks about being married, divorced, and having a child. Later it is made known that she was never married, but has had an affa...
  • Image Of Mangans Sister
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    A collection of short stories published in 1907, Dubliners, by James Joyce, revolves around the everyday lives of ordinary citizens in Dublin, Ireland (Freidrich 166). According to Joyce himself, his intention was to write a chapter of the moral history of [his] country and [he] chose Dublin for the scene because the city seemed to [b] e the centre of paralysis (Friedrich 166). True to his goal, each of the fifteen stories are tales of disappointment, darkness, captivity, frustration, and flaw. ...
  • Center Of The Poem The Narrator
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    T.S. Eliot's poem 'The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock'; is quite a lengthy poem for the novice poetry reader, which consists of some 130 lines. Yet, it is the poem's mass that enables the rookie to discern the theme at length. In the beginning and later towards the ending of the poem, the narrator seems to be daydreaming, using a lot of imagery to portray fun or pretty places of solitude, which makes the stanzas ambiguous. In the center of the poem the narrator describes his human feelings towa...
  • Stories Of The Narrator's Mother
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    A Warrior's Triumph The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston presents the story of a girl trapped between the cultures of her surrounding environment and that which her mother and family have forced upon her. Knowing only the Chinese way of life, this girl's mother attempts to familiarize her daughter, whom is also the narrator, with the history of their family. The mother shares this heritage through the use of stories in hopes the narrator will be prepared for her ultimate return to China, wh...
  • Description Of The Narrator's Thoughts
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    The Importance of Point of View in The Black Cat Point of view is a very important aspect of The Black Cat. The main character tells the story to the reader from his first person point of view. You have a good feel for the story because you have the first person narration. As you read into the story it comes apparent however that the narrator telling the story is not a reliable interpretation of the details around him. You have a good feel for his emotions and the events of the story, but the na...
  • Very Humble Man
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    A Humble Man The "Ex-Basketball Player" claims that there was this great basketball player named Flick Webb. Flick has an outstanding knack for basketball and for one reason or another he decided not to peruse it as a career. The narrator thinks that this is very strange since he could of gotten out of the town he lived in. Now Flick just helps out at Berth's Garage and he does not seem to want anymore out of life then he already has. Flick seems not to be a very selfish man. He pumps gas and so...
  • Protagonist Compliments Yellow Calf
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    Winter in the Blood, a Native American novel written by James Welch, takes place on a cattle ranch in Montana, around 1970. On the surface, this is a story of a Blackfoot Indian sleepwalking through his life, tormented by visions, in search of a connection to his heritage. Welch's language is, at once, blunt and poetic, and the pictures it conjures are dreamlike and disquieting. Furthermore, the narrator of the novel is disheartened by the loss of his brother, Mose, and his father, First Raise -...
  • Maxim From Rebecca
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    The second Mrs. de Winter the story in the form of a flashback. In her younger years, she served as a companion to as woman named Mrs. Van Hopper. During her stay at Monte Carlo, Mrs. Van Hopper introduces there to Maxim de Winter. At tea, he seems quite rude and indifferent, but he alter apologizes to the narrator. When Mrs. Van Hopper falls ill, the narrator begins frequently seeing Maxim for lunch. When questioned about her absence, the narrator lies and says that she is taking tennis lessons...
  • Feelings Of Bravery And Fear
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    Beowulf and "The Seafarer" Beowulf and "The Seafarer" are two works of literature that portray the attitude and the feelings people had in the Anglo-Saxon times. These feelings give the reader a more accurate representation of how society worked back in those times. Both pieces have similar feelings such as fear, bravery and religious ideas. These abstract feelings interact with each other to create conflicts that make the work interesting to the reader. Although these feelings are opposite insi...
  • State In A Deep And Dark December
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    I am a rock When reading or listening to poetry, the main objective for me is to feel moved. Happiness, longing, sadness are some of the feelings that can be achieved just by listening to others' words. It is within these words that creates another world, or separates us from our own. Words all have a certain kind of attachment to them, so if used properly an author can stimulate a reader beyond belief. Simon and Garfunkel were just those kinds of poets. Their words were able to stimulate an emo...
  • Old Man And The Narrator
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    Paper on: The Tell-Tale Heart True! nervous very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad The Tell-Tale Heart, a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe, is about an insane butler who plans to kill the man that he is working for. In the film adaptation the narrator shows us, the viewers, how careful and cunning he is about the way he kills the man he works for. Poe shows us the narrator is mad by what the narrator feels, says, and does. Poe shows us that the ...
  • Drawing The Cathedral As Robert
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    Cathedral The story, "Cathedral", is written in first person point of view. The title is a depiction for what happens in the story. A cathedral is a symbol of faith and strength, and an important factor to this story. The story is about the conversion of a man who is depressed about life and who has a nonchalant view to faith. "This is a man who lives a reclusive, isolated life, trapped in the prison of his own skin and his own bigoted and skewered way of looking at the world". (Wired for Books)...
  • Cousin Kate Poem
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    English Coursework - Poem Analysis "Cousin Kate" by Christina Rossetti "The Seduction" by Eileen McAuley Compare what happens to the two girls and the attitudes they and other people have towards it. In what ways do the poems seem typical of the period they were written? The two poems focus on similar events in women's lives, even though the two poems were written approximately 125 years apart. They both seem to identify with the 'narrator' of the poem even though Christina Rossetti definitely l...
  • Reader My Think The Narrator
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    In James Hurst's "The Scarlet Ibis", a young boy is killed by pride. The narrator in this story has a younger brother with disabilities no one can change. The narrator tries to help Doodle to walk but for all the wrong reasons. The narrator's self-absorption pushes Doodle to the braking point and the narrator feels completely guilty of the crime he has committed. Although he did a great favor for Doodle, the reader is lead to believe that the death of Doodle was the narrator's entire fault. When...
  • Narrator's Feelings About The Relationship
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    Thomas Hardy's poem, "Neutral Tones", immerses itself in subtle hints of neutrality, from descriptions of nature to usage of color, when describing the end of a relationship. The relationship appears to have been inevitable through the exhaustion of time and has ended amicably. However, that neutrality does not necessarily evoke impartial or even distant emotions with regard to the break-up. The break-up instead causes the main character of the poem to hold strong, lasting bitterness towards lov...
  • Kobo's The Red Cocoon Analysis Of Abe
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    Analysis Of Abe Kobo's The Red Cocoon Analysis Of Abe Kobo's The Red Cocoon Generally speaking, the purpose of most forms of artistic expression such as literary art, music, or art itself is a mode by which the author can express him / herself with. They use their respective skills and / or interests to convey feelings or thoughts on any given topic. Short fiction is by no means exempt from this. Many writers use their literary skills to express dreams, aspirations, opinions, or even political v...

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