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  • German Soldiers Of Their Uniforms
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    The novel I read for this report is The Guns of Navarone a old war book written by Alistair MacLean which was first published in 1957 by William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. It tells the story of a specialized commando team organized in 1943, during W.W. II, to sabotage and put out of commission the Axis firepower on the island of Navarone in the Aegean Sea. Maclean depiction of a vivid setting and fascinating characters are the most involving elements in this novel. The story begins in 1943 during W...
  • Setting Of A Story
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    The Importance of Setting Setting is the psychological time or place in a story. Setting plays an important role in the success of stories. Three examples of this importance can be explained through To Build a Fire by Jack London and The Cask of the Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe and A Worn Path by Eudora Welty. The settings used in these stories set the readers mood. A good writers depiction of setting puts the reader right into the story. To Build a Fire by Jack London takes place on a trail i...
  • Evelines Life
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    Setting of Eveline The setting of the short story Eveline by James Joyce goes far beyond the physical characteristics. The setting goes past being located in Dublin, Ireland in an old room. The setting greatly influences Eveline in many different ways. The setting entraps Eveline in this short story. The setting of the entire story is very plain. Nothing in Evelines life ever seems to change. Most of the story takes place with Eveline sitting by the window in a very dull room. The room is filled...
  • Concentration Camp And The Shawl
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    Many times in stories, authors will use the setting to set the stage for the story. The setting is like the foundation of the story, and without one the story seems merely lost. Quite often the setting will build up the story and affect the characters, and the characters behaviors. Against the backdrop of a Holocaust concentration camp, Ozick produces two static characters whose lack of development throughout the story emphasizes the theme of overwhelming hopelessness. In The Shawl Rosa, her inf...
  • Gretchen Stalks The Invisible Adversary
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    We have read or heard many stories throughout our lives. We know that stories can vary in purpose: They can either teach a moral lesson or entertain. Some stories interest us; others do not. In order for a story to be interesting, it must be told in a way that does not bore or confuse the reader. This story must have elements that attenuate to a central purpose. These elements (setting, character, plot, point of view, symbol, theme, etc.) forge the thoughts and ideas of the author. Joyce Carol O...
  • Carnival Setting
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    The written word has been the vehicle by which generations have articulated their hopes, fears, aspirations, and nightmares. Amidst these ideas, the author must weave together history, culture, environment and atmosphere to produce a setting in which their ideas will develop. This setting is crucial to many stories, including Edgar Allan Poe's "Cask of Amontillado". Poe shrouds the reader in the warmth of a celebration and the coldness of death with only his words as a guide. Poe starts out by i...
  • In The Chapter Dunstan
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    Fifth Business Part Three, Chapter Two What Happened: In the chapter Dunstan gets a teaching position at Colborne Collage. He finds himself talking about his days teaching and old girlfriends. The idea of a new love seems like a viable option to him. Setting: There is no real setting to this chapter. The atmosphere is a constant blur as it changes from one to another so quickly. He changes from talking about his schooling to his old girlfriends, all within one page. Narrative Structure: The narr...
  • Dandelion Killer This Story
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    The Dandelion Killer This story takes place in the beautiful Frankfort, Kentucky. The setting is real. The Evans shop, Elayna's house, Jayboy's house are a few places of where this story is set. In the present time, is when this story is set. There isn't an exact date of when the story takes place. Jayboy Calvin is an interesting person. He is different from anyone else in the story because he is 55 years old but has the mind of an 8 year old. The darkness is what scares him the most. He thinks ...
  • The Sniper Liam O'Flaherty
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    'The Sniper'; written by Liam O ' Flaherty As a socialistic society we live in we find ourselves in positions were conflicts arise between friends or family. 'The Sniper'; was written by Liam O ' Flaherty to express a subtle yet powerful opinion on such a conflict. With references this essay will analyse the short story bringing to light the structure used to contribute to the theme. The basic plot of the story is based during an evening within the Irish civil wars. It tells of a republican snip...
  • Three Strangers By Thomas Hardy
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    Essay for Setting A setting is where and when the story takes place. Most of the setting involves the time and place of the action, and like "The Three Strangers", by Thomas Hardy, who presents this short story with good development and distinctive setting. In this work of his, he creates a captivating atmosphere, emphasizes the force that the protagonist struggles with, and he makes it believable. Hardy creates an environment of rough landscape with phrases like "Three miles of irregular upland...
  • Genesis Story God
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    Creation myths of Babylon, Egypt, and Genesis There are many similarities in the Babylonian, Egyptian, and Genesis stories. In all the stories one god creates man and explains how all things on earth come to being. They also set up their calendars and show examples of evil within each story to set up moral rules for man to live by. How do these elements compare between each of these stories? In the Babylonian myth the God Marduk creates man from the blood of another god Kingu. "Blood will I comp...
  • Setting Of The Of The Story Places
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    The setting of a work of fiction establishes its historical, geological, and physical location. Where and when the story takes place influences interpretations of the story's events and characters. Setting may be vital to a story, influencing character's behavior, as it does in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper and as in Kate Chopin's The Storm. In both of these stories, the setting is the most critical motif. It is the driving force upon how the stories are moved along by its infl...
  • Similar Settings And Main Characters
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    A Comparison of Styles and Settings In the short story "Soldier's Home", by Ernest Hemingway, Kreb's rejection of his community's values can be related to Sammy's relationship to his supermarket job in John Updike's "A & P". Even though the two stories are different in style, one story being more serious and gloomy and the other being more humorous and sarcastic, they both reveal two similar settings, which the main characters reject. Both authors use precise and detailed examples of how each st...
  • Three Short Stories Use Setting
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    email: title: Setting within short stories In many short stories, authors use the literary technique of setting to add much detail and significance to the components of the story as well as give clear understanding to the reader. Setting is used as a major contribution to the story and its true meaning. In three highly regarded short stories, "Silent Snow, Secret Snow" by Conrad Aiken, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce, and "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, settin...
  • Formulaic Of The Murder Mystery Genre
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    English Coursework Discuss the social and historical context of each text reflected in 'The Speckled Band' by Arthur Conan Doyle and 'Lamb to the Slaughter' by Roald Dahl. In this essay, I am going to compare and contrast the two short stories "The Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, and "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl, picking out techniques used which make it exactly, or exactly the opposite of a typical detective story / murder mystery. Both "The Speckled Band" and "Lamb to the Sl...
  • Welty's Stories
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    In the short story "Why I Live at the P.O". , author Eudora Welty creates a "grim comedy" in which what happens to the characters immediately seem to be funny but in the end cause them to have a destructive ending. Welty borrows from her own life experiences from being raised in the South to develop a story in which a comic character lives their own sad destructive life in the South. Welty "presents the distortions of life in the context of the ordinary... feminine nonsense-family life, relative...
  • Mrs Chundle And Rhoda Brook
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    The writer of both short stories (Old Mrs Chundle and The Withered Arm) is Thomas Hardy who lived in rural County Dorset. He grew up in rural surroundings and therefore his interests in his writing were generally going to be country life. After reading both short stories I discovered that Hardy seemed to focus mostly on the lives of ordinary people. He wrote about peoples lifestyles, work and also the making and breaking of relationships. I am not going to be looking at that aspect of his writin...
  • Island As The Setting Of The Story
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    The setting affected the story "The Lord of the Flies" in many ways. It effected how the characters are shaped or how they act because of the surroundings and the environment in which they have to live. The setting also changed their attitude and behavior toward each other as the story progress. By affecting the characters' behavior, it made an impact on the outcome and the events in the story. The author used an inhabited island as the setting of the story. The story takes place in an island in...
  • Mystery Short Stories
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    There are numerous genres of short stories that are read throughout the world. One specific type of short story that continues to intrigue readers' minds is that of mystery. Mysteries are captivating and entertaining stories that make the mind work in a unique and creative way. Plot twists occur throughout, ensuring that the readers' full attention if he or she wants to solve the mystery. Mysteries all contain key elements that are essential in characterizing them as a mystery settings found in ...
  • Story Without Bartleby
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    If you analyzed life so much just to discover that it was meaningless, that you were just a machine, would you, shut down, turn your self off? In the short story Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville, Bartleby does just that. My ideas are very similar to those of Leo B. Levy. He believes that a spell was cast over Bartleby, and that he was already dead because of a mental suicide. We have similar ideas about the theme, character, and setting, and how they add to the story's darkness. My idea...

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