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  • Narrative Conventions
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    Short stories are made up mainly of plot, setting and character. It is essential that one predominates- if the story deals with action, then the plot must be emphasised, and the characters remain simple figures within it. If the story deals with setting, then character and action must both have significance, but only in relation to the setting. If the story deals with character, then the characters must be emphasised and the plot focus on their most striking features and experiences. The portray...
  • Masque Of The Red Death
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    Setting Setting, sometimes background, may be significant elements in a plot, determining the scope in every atmosphere of the story. Without an interesting background, some stories would simply not exist. Take for instance "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket". The plot is a Workaholic named Tom Bene cke who lives in an apartment eleven stories high on Lexington Avenue. his wife had left to go to the movies so that he could finish a project three months in the making. All the sudden a quick gust ...
  • Concordance From Soapy's Peaking Manner Readers
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    Concordancing in The Cop and The Anthem A concordance is one of the simplest but, at the same time, most powerful tools to elicit certain types of information-in a quick and effective way- from the diverse corpora available nowadays. Concordancers have been widely used in linguistics, above all in text-type studies which rely on quantitative analysis. There have been significant development in corpus linguistics during recent years. Yet linguistics is not the only field where concordancers may p...
  • Search Of The Lost Meonia Stone
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    During the opening years of the seventeenth century, Europe was gripped by Reformation and Counter-Reformation, when Catholics and Protestants persecuted one another with equal fervour. England was ruled by a Protestant regime, and in 1605 a group of oppressed Catholic landowners hatched a plot to kill the king, James I, during the state opening of parliament on 5 November. The plan, conceived by the Midland Catholics Robert Catesby and Thomas Wyntour, was to blow up the Houses of Parliament wit...
  • Notebook Classic Love Story The Notebook
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    The Notebook Classic Love Story The Notebook. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. With Ryan Gosling (Noah Calhoun), Rachel McAdams (Young Allie), James Garner (Older Noah; Duke), Gena Rowlands (Allie Calhoun; Older Allie). 2004 The Notebook was a phenomenal film with incredible performances and many heartfelt moments from beginning to end. It is a love story that many of us fantasize of living someday. The story unfolds in recent times at a Nursing home with the introduction of an old lady (Gena Rowlan...
  • Electra And Her Brother Orestes Plot
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    Euripides and Sophocles wrote their own versions of the Electra story. The basic plot is as follows: Agamemnon is killed by Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus after he returns from the Trojan war to reclaim his sister-in-law Helen from the Trojans. Electra and her brother Orestes plot to kill their mother and her lover to revenge his death. Both authors wrote about the same plot, but the built the story very differently. Sophocles focused on Orestes, and Euripides focused more on the life of E...
  • Boyle's Greasy Lake And Big Game
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    T. Coraghessan Boyle's 'Greasy Lake' and 'Big Game' are similarly structured but completely different short stories that explain the transitions of people from fake slaves of their image to genuine and realized individuals. If not portrayed in the stories, the development in the characters certainly escapes into the reader's imagination and almost magically makes them the learned. The plot of the two stories is one of the strongest lines connecting them together by way of foundation, but at the ...
  • Missing Cultural Narratives
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    If much of contemporary literary theory emphasizes the cultural production of class, race, and gender in American fiction, contemporary fiction that utilizes the resources of narrative minimalism to explore issues of cultural division - fiction by such writers as Raymond Carver, Toni Morrison, Susan Minot, and Russell Banks - increasingly provides the context for critical debate. The refusal to elaborate plot or to use plot to suggest a narrator who controls interpretation, becomes itself a stra...
  • Demon Lover The Signalmen Ghost Stories
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    The Demon Lover & The Signalmen Ghost stories are a special and enjoyable type of literature in which a reader creates a feeling of suspense. The reason for this being is that the writer chooses to end the story without a resolution. By doing this, it makes a reader look into their imagination and make their own resolution. Two ghost stories that do this are The Demon Lover, written by Elizabeth Bowen, and The Signalmen, written by Charles Dickens. In these two ghost stories there are many disti...
  • Fairy World To His Daughter
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    AN ESSAY EXPLORING PLOT STRUCTURING DEVICES IN FRANCIS SCOTT FITZGERALD'S "OUTSIDE THE CABINET-MAKER'S" Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in a conventional middle-western Irish family. Educated in several Catholic schools and at Princeton University he decided to seek perfection in writing and became famous overnight with his first novel "This Side of Paradise" (1920). Latter he married Zelda Say ress, a Southern belle. So she became Scott's both beloved wife ...
  • Omori's Film Adaptation Of Yamamoto's Short Stories
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    Often, in cases in which a literary text is adapted to film, certain elements and techniques in the literary text are lost. Hisaye Yamamoto's Seventeen Syllables and Yoneko's Earthquake, written in the mid 1900's, portray the lives of two Japanese American families. Approximately half a century later, Emiko Omori produced a film adaptation of the two stories melded into one, titled Hot Summer Winds. In her short stories, Hisaye Yamamoto employs an interesting strategy of running two plots parall...

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