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  • Topics Of Social Realism
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    Adventure stories are one area of genre we find under the heading of contemporary realism. Survival stories are adventures that focus on a person or group of people up against the forces of nature with which they must overcome or become a part. Island of the Blue Dolphins and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe are classic examples of survival novels... Mystery or detective stories are a form of romance, diversion fiction creating a world which is more exciting, dangerous, and beautiful then we believe our ...
  • Responsibility For One's Own Story
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    Historical Obliviousness in Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion Graciela Moreira Sepoy, Postgraduate Student, Laval University, Canada This web essay is based upon a paper the author wrote for Professor Neil Bissoondath's "Postcolonial Literature II" [ANG-64699 A], Laval University. Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion narrates the forgotten stories of those who contributed to the building of the city Toronto, particularly immigrants and marginal individuals. In the very first page of t...
  • External In The Novel Absalom
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    YARN OF ABSALOM, ABSALOM! There are many unanswered questions concerning the novel Absalom, Absalom! , what exactly its author intended to get across through it or what he actually did with it. Many critics believe he just never reached a single and final intention, so he just left the final authorities in question, and he may have liked it that way (Parker 16). While others believe he was just careless and forgetful, leaving dangling ends with the elements of earlier designs that obtrude themse...
  • Carlos Fuentes The Old Gringo
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    The Old Gringo, Carlos Fuentes The Old Gringo is a fiction novel written by one of Latin America's most renowned and eloquent authors, Carlos Fuentes. Filled with war, adventure, love and more, this novel takes you back to the Mexican revolution fought in 1912. This contemporary fiction is based on many themes found and experienced by the main characters in this novel. The relationship between Mexico and the United States, the drive to find one's true self and the different ways two men need a w...
  • Jody Tiflin
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    The Red Pony by author John Steinbeck is a very notable book for young adults. The central and recurring theme of the four stories told within this short novel is life and death. The stories also deal with conflict between old and new. Unlike most novels for young adults this book is different because John Steinbeck does not try to soften or hide old age and death, but instead presents these themes as they are in reality. The stories tell how the main character, Jody Tiflin, becomes more respons...
  • Neverending Story By Michael Ende
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    Fantastica's Endless Realm of Stories "Moo-oo-on Child!" (Ende 225) Screams Bastian. His hopes of this endless story to rid its endless entity has nothing but created a nightmare in his and Atreyu's world. From the Gnomics project of the mammoth-like Sphinxes to the rescue of the Child-like Empress to the Water of Life, Atreyu and Bastian are two separate characters who are parted by two different kingdoms but unknowingly pursue on strange adventures in the same settings. Not only do they live o...
  • Events Of Magic Realism
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    One of the stated aims of M&a acute; , as he said it, was to 'tell a story just like my grandmother would have done it'. With the result in hand the conclusion must be that he has done it quite well. M&a acute; has managed to capture the vivid language of story telling as well as having the story moving both ' forward and sideways'. Togheter with the extensive use of magic realism and the life of mankind portrayed in the village I'm quite sure that it will take me many years before I even start ...
  • Reporter Thomas Fowler
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    Graham Green's novel, The Quiet American takes place in Vietnam as the French Colonization of the country is coming closer to an end. It is a time where the American's are beginning to arrive in Vietnam with hope of ending the colonization while attempting to "protect" the south from communism and the ever-dreaded "Domino Theory". Within this one novel, Graham Greene has different stories and can capture diverse readers. One story tells a love story between two people from different cultures, an...
  • Paula's Marriage With Charlo
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    "The Woman Who Walked Into Doors" "The Woman Who Walked Into Doors" is a novel written by Roddy Doyle, set in Ireland in the early 1990's. This story combines love and violence and shows how the two can go together in one marriage. The story is written like a diary of Paula Spencer's good and bad memories in her life and gives the reader the impression that Paula is sharing her life story with us and she is also narrating her life as we read. The story begins with a prison guard arriving at Mrs ...
  • Ways Reggie And Mark
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    In writing the Crime novel 'The Client', John Grisham has quite effectively intertwined the plot, characters, themes and issues to create a dramatic and suspenseful story. To do this he creates strong interesting characters along with an in depth storyline to lure the reader in. John Grisham raises important themes and issues in all his novels, this story raises such issues as suicide and corruption. In 'The Client' we are faced with rather rough but also innocent young boy who is suddenly throw...
  • Story In The Opening Lines
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    The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, begins the story in the opening lines. The introduction gets the readers attention because of its plot movement and extreme details. This particular introduction, unlike most other works contains the climax to the story. This paper will show the importance of these introductory lines. "When Gregor Sams a woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed into a monstrous vermin". This line greatly moves the plot, more so than any other line. I...
  • Rushdie's Tale
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    Analyzing a Source That Pertains to Haroun and the Sea of Stories Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a intriguing tale that could easily be classified as a children's story, but beneath its surface it shows one man's struggle to overcome censorship and religious persecution. Mark McDannald of Washington and Lee University has written a series of essays on this story. His work, "The Allegorical Defiance of Censorship in Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories", is an insightful critique on a major ...
  • First Elected Prime Minister Of The Congo
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    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it, from garden seeds to Scripture, is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial...
  • Comparison Between Allen Say And His Grandfather
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    Grandfather's Journey Essay A man coming from the homeland of Yokohama, Japan, Allen Say, the author and illustrator of Grandfather's Journey, has an historical backround that is reflected and described through this novel. "I wanted to talk about my own experiences in this country", says Allen. Say pursued the artist career by drawing and painting using his father as an influential authority. He then came to the United State with his father, at the age of sixteen, after living on his own for fou...
  • God Of Small Things The Audience
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    A novel should leave the audience (regardless of age) feeling enriched as well as providing a sense of reader satisfaction. The sense of enrichment and satisfaction felt will differ between various audiences and will greatly depend on the subject matter and fictional methods used by the author. In The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy includes themes such as childhood, growing up and being a twin. Death, relationships on all levels, love, hate, politics, religion, tradition, culture, abuse, mis...
  • Normal Setting In Terms Of A Novel
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    The Mules Foal by Fotini Epanomitis, to me, is a normal novel because it tells a story and is about events that could be real. It is a story about three houses in a greek / turk village and about what happens inside these houses, as well as the people inside them. At the start of the story the narrator Mirella tells us that it is a 'story of houses, of what happens in them and between them. ' In other words, this book meets the wide definition of a novel, which is an 'extended work of prose fict...
  • Jules Verne's Great Novels
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    Jules Verne: The Father of Science-fiction "My uncle leaped three feet off the ground, then ran about the room wildly, knocking over tables and chairs, and tossing his book up in the air. ' We start at once! ' he cried. 'And you will share my glory. ' 's tart for where?' I asked, afraid of the answer. ' To the centre of the earth. ' " Jules Verne, French science-fiction writer of Journey to the Centre of the Earth, bases his novels on adventure, geography, and science. In the mid-19th century, w...
  • Strong And Weak Acids And Bases
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    Titration Lab The study of acid-base titrations involves consideration of the reactants which occur between acids and bases. For this purpose, it is convenient to distinguish between strong and weak acids and bases. The term "strong" usually refers to a substance which is completely dissociated with itself. A Catcher In The Rye This novel is a first person narrative novel. The main character Holden Caulfield tells the novel. The first few chapters are about how the private school he attended "Ga...
  • Feeling Of The Novel
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    Reading a number one best-selling novel, then seeing a screenplay based on the same story can be somewhat disappointing. Angela's Ashes is no exception. The story is told in two versions, the author's point of view, and how the screenplay writer tells the story. The author, Frank McCourt, takes you on a vivid journey of his youth in Limerick, Ireland. He is so detailed about the scenery, that you can actually feel the dampness of the Shannon River. McCourt's ability to tell his story puts you in...
  • Novel
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    The novel Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler is an exquisite illustration of an author's attention to detail in regard to the first person narrative. The story of Barney Panofsky, Mordecai Richler's mercurial comic creation, sets an astringent standard of political incorrectness in present-day Canada. The dominant voice of the novel is Barney's, taken from the manuscript he left behind following his commitment to a nursing home. He tends to forget or confuse dates, so occasional footnotes supp...

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