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  • Narrator's Pain Concerning Maxim And Rebecca
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    Rebecca is a bittersweet novel. Some aspects of the story are exceptional and well written, while others are not. It contains powerful characterization and strong foreshadowing but too much imagery. First, Rebecca contains awesome characterization. At the beginning of the story, the reader may be lost and become bored with the plot, because little is known about the characters until much later in the story. Once the author, Daphne du Maurier, unfolds the characters secrets and lives, however, th...
  • Fair Play Of Detective Fiction
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    Why Ask Why? The most important part of any type of book or story is that it be interesting. This proves to be particularly important in detective fiction as well. What could be more interesting than having a crime committed in front of you, given all (or most) of the details and still not be able to figure it out? This is exactly how detective fiction authors draw people into these stories and books. By weaving an intricate and interesting plot full of fascinating characters, and all types of d...
  • Larry's Maze Of Life His Final Goal
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    All good authors use a variety of writing techniques to create unique and imaginative stories. Most often when an author takes a particular perspective it allows the reader a certain amount of insight. Another useful technique is flashbacks, which allow the reader to become more aware of the story line. A very effective method of writing is to use metaphors to create a sense of symbolism. Through the techniques of perspective, metaphors and flashbacks, Carol Shields develops plot, character and ...
  • Reader Into The Story
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    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge By Ralph Tort is "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is a powerful story. The author, Ambrose Bierce, has a unique style to pull the reader into the story. Bierce uses illusions to allow the reader to follow wherever his ideas lead. An illusion is an unreal or misleading image presented to the vision, a deceived envision. Bierce's brilliant ability of describing surroundings, feelings, and thoughts draws the reader into the story. Bierce uses detailed descriptio...
  • Readers His Character's Thoughts And Feelings
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    Checkov and Oates The Lady with a Pet Dog: Modernism vs. Romanticism There are many debatable similarities and differences between Checkov's Lady with a Pet Dog set in Russia in the early part of the century and Joyce Carol Oates Lady with a Pet Dog told from Anna's point of view in the 1970's in Nantucket. However, Oates modernization makes the story lose a lot in translation. The modernized version lacks the romance and appeal that Checkov's version possesses and doesn t have the same flair du...
  • Variations In Sentence Structure Intrigue The Reader
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    Analysis of F. Scott Ftizgerald's style F. Scott Fitzgerald possesses many significant aspects to his writing that should not be overlooked while attempting to imitate his style. The short story entitled May Day, which takes place after World War I, exemplifies Fitzgerald's mastery of distinct characterization. May Day expresses Fitzgerald's passion to make his novels and stories as realistic as possible. By going into the most minute detail possible, whether in a passage or dialogue amongst a f...
  • Faulkner's Use Of Plot
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    Faulkner's Plot Priority In "A Rose For Emily", by William Faulkner, plot plays an important role in how the story is played out. Faulkner does not use chronological order in this short story. Instead, he uses an order that has many twists and turns. It appears to have no relevance while being read, but in turn, plays an important role in how the story is interpreted by the reader. Why does Faulkner present the plot of this story in this manner? How does it affect the reader? What does the convo...
  • Story Sanger Rainsford
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    "The Most Dangerous Game", by Richard Cornell was a story which Mr. Cornell used 8 aspects of fiction to show his point of view that one who has intellect can overcome one who has intelligence or instinct. The character's used in the story gave the author a way to make his point of view come clear to his audience. The story uses sequence of events. The plot is how the story goes about. The setting is the surroundings of the story, or where it takes place. The suspense is the temporary holding of...
  • Color Of The Rooms Of The Abbey
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    Setting and Story The setting in the story, The Masque of the Red Death, is very important to the story as a whole. In many situations it is needed to relay important ideas. There are three main things in the plot that give the story this special touch. One example is the color of the rooms of the abbey. The next thing is the seclusion of the abbey, This gives the characters a false sense of security and a sort of dramatic irony to the reader. The third thing in the setting was the era that stor...
  • 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...
  • Reader's Own Imagination
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    Imagination in Morte D' Arthur recurring theme in Sir Thomas Malory's Morte d' Arthur is the use of imaginative descriptions of characters and settings. Imagination is what the reader of the story must use to form his or her own mental images of a situation, and the better the storyteller is, the clearer the mental image. His descriptions, ranging from horrific to chivalrous, always manage to draw the reader into the story and make him or her an active participant, usually knowing a bit more tha...
  • Use Of Violence In The Story Wolfe
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    In the fictional short story "The Child by Tiger" no event occurs with out purpose. Authors of fictional short stories have to produce a well-read piece without any excess information or events. Thomas Wolfe was no exception to this rule. He demonstrated a serious fictional short story without any overflow of information or detail. An act of violence in a story provides suspense, drama, mystery, and other specific advantages. Wolfe also displays the result of violent acts, especially in small to...
  • Different Structures Express Different Information Readers
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    The structure of a story is the main key which provides a better understanding and insight analysis to the reader. The elements of structure are time, setting, and character. Each individual element shapes the world of a story, and outlines the values or information which the writer is trying to the readers. In the articles!" Boys!" and! SSOrientation!" we can see totally different structures. By comparing these two stories, the two writers present their stories in totally different ways. The! S...
  • Hemingway's Characters
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    Narrative Shift Hemingway's characters often turn to primitive rituals for comfort. (Donaldson, Vol. 13 in Literary Criticism) It is at this primitive point in each character when Hemingway employs a narrative shift or shifting the narrator's description through another characters point of view. In The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway, this strategy both adds and detracts from the story in a number of ways. First, Hemingway utilizes this technique to better the reader...
  • Time The Reader
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    Due to the lack of conflict and decision in The Lottery many readers will find the plot uninteresting, but at the same time the story is influential for each of its readers. Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, prominent figures for the school of New Criticism, compare The Lottery to a fable and a parable because of its lack of characterization and broad pattern (250). The author tries to portray The Lottery as just a fiction piece even though the resemblance of the story being a fable or a pa...
  • Short Story Flannery O'connor
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    "A Good Man is Hard to Find", written by Flannery O'Connor, resembles an intricate painting, a beautiful picture built by many different parts. These parts work together to complete a perfect mental picture for the reader. Plot, point of view and character aspect of the short story weave together to allow the author a chance to portray the ideas created just for that purpose. The short story compares to a work of art. It can be seen many separate ways and with many different points of view. The ...
  • Story The Readers
    513 words
    As I was reading the story "The Ultimate Safari", by Nadine Gordimer, I was frustrated by the simplicity and repetitiveness by which she writes. I think it was because it was different then anything else I had read, but when I had to write a paper on a good story that story was the first one to come to mind. All stories have good and bad points by which readers judge them. Most of the time the stories people enjoy, are the ones they can identify with, either as a senioro in their own life, or in...
  • Poor Sweet Rosamond And The Reader
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    Elizabeth Gaskell's short story "the old nurse's tale" is set in 1852 and is based on revenge. The story has a moral that makes the reader think about the consequences of their actions and is set in an old manor house. The story keeps the reader wanting to know more and is excellently written, the perfect ghost story. Rosamond's nanny (nurse Hester) tells the story. Therefore it is written in the first person. The use of the first person narration makes the story more believable because Hester e...
  • First The Reader
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    The two 19th century mystery stories I am going to look at are "The Red Room: by H.G. Wells and "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens. Both stories are written in first person narrative, which gives the writers the ability to tell the story from one view point, leaving out some of the facts, keeping the reader guessing. By leaving certain details out of stories, writers leave their stories open to each readers interpretation, encouraging the reader to think and act upon their ideas. "The Red Room" ...
  • Story Sammy
    322 words
    One of the most important decisions that an author has to make when writing a story is how it is to be presented to the reader. Whether its going to be a first or a third person narrative, what kind of language is to be used, and the writing style of the author himself, play an immense role in the story. In A&P, John Updike's detailed description of the world through Sammy's eyes helps to bring out the theme onto a level at which the reader could relate to the story. The use of figurative langua...

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