Essays on Narration

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Plot Narration “Hills Like White Elephants”

The mind is filled with memories whether it be pleasant or horrid. Among those memories are places that the memories happened at. Usually the places that are important hold an emotional weight that causes us to remember. Whether it be your best friend’s house around the corner, the park on 3rd street, or even a […]

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The Novel ‘The Things They Carried’

In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien tells the story of a group of soldiers in the Vietnam war who, as a band of brothers, went through so much together. This story details the struggles and internal battles that these men had to deal with during their time in Vietnam and even after […]

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“The Glass Castle” and “A Child Called”

Two childhoods, both plagued by hardships, suffering, alcoholic and neglecting parents–this was how Jeannette Walls and David Pelzer grew up. Their familial situations are only different in that Walls’ parents were forgivable because they had good intentions and tried their best despite their addictions and financial situations, whereas Pelzer’s parents are seemingly unforgivable–one parent was […]

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Artistic Reasoning About “The Tell Tale Heart”

“Now this is the point. You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded – with what caution—with what foresight—with what dissimulation I went to work!” In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the reader is able to follow the inner […]

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“The Tell Tale Heart” (Story)

In stories, there are some characters who play very disturbing roles but are their actions always intentional or unintentional? There are many contributing factors that give the reader the idea of the characters intent. These can be summed up in two questions. How do they play their role in the story? There are often context […]

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Illness in The Narrator “The Tell Tale Heart”

Sickness should not be taken lightly, but acted on quickly. Edgar Allen Poe is the creator of the story, “Tell Tale Heart,” where the main character’s actions are distinct from what a healthy minded person would do. When analyzing the story “Tell Tale Heart,” it is apparent that schizophrenia, severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and anxiety […]

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The Narrator of “The Tell Tale Heart”

“The Tell-Tale Heart” is a short story wherein Edgar Allan Poe exposes the quintessential conflict of humanity. That is, to surrender to the voice in our heads encouraging action deleterious to ourselves, or to muffle that voice in exchange for internal torment. Poe gives a name to this voice, the imp of the perverse, which […]

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Edgar Allen Poe (“The Tell Tale Heart”)

Poe was an influential 19th century writer. During this century, Romanticism was the artistic period. Gothicism and Science Fiction grew out of the Romantic Era, which was Poe’s style of writing. “His influential theory of “unity of effect” states that the author of a short story should construct a tale to fit one overall purpose […]

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“The Cask of Amontillado” (Analysis)

In ‘The Cask of Amontillado,’ Edgar Allan Poe uses several different artistic choices in the construction of the story. He manipulates the story to be the way he wants it by using the point of view of the narrator, the setting, and a common monotonous sentiment throughout. Poe is successful in maintaining a ‘spirit of […]

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Literary Analysis ‘The Cask of Amontillado’

The Cask of Amontillado is a short literary work wrote in 1846. From the same author that brought us The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe. This short story also has a Gothic nature. Edgar Allan Poe, was born in the early eighteen-hundreds. His accomplishments as a poet and author are wide […]

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“The Cask of Amontillado” – “The Tell-Tale Heart” 

In Edgar Allan poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the narrators of the two stories are also the main characters of the stories, which forms the unreliable narrators. “The Tell-Tale Heart” talked about a story that an extremely sensitive person tried to kill an old man just because the old man’s eyes […]

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Importance of Independence (‘The House on Mango Street ‘)

The House on Mango Street, a fictional novel written by Sandra Cisneros in 2009, takes place in a poor city in Mexico. Esperanza, the narrator and the main character of this novel feels insecure about herself and feels like she doesn’t belong in her neighborhood. The book shows how Esperanza has grown throughout the year. […]

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About Kurtz in “Heart of Darkness”

Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” is a novel about a man’s ability to move into madness as it is with its ability to break away from it and succeed over the dark, compelling in the urge that threaten to take over his heart and mind. This struggle with madness is evident in Kurtz. He is […]

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“A Good Man Is Hard to Find” (Essay)

In Flannery O’Connor’s story, a family wants to go on vacation but there’s a disagreement about where to go, Bailey wants to take his family to Florida. His mother doesn’t want to go there; “The grandmother didn’t want to go to Florida. She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she […]

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The Tell-Tale Heart Analysis Essay

An unstable narrator is tortured, and when he can no longer take it and has reached the breaking point, the man murders his master. This is the out-of-control conflict created in Edgar Allan Poe’s famous short story, “Tell-Tale Heart.” The short story is published in 1843 and gives a better understanding of what an insane […]

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Ironic Structure in Chronicle of a Death Foretold 

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez tells the story where the narrator returns to his hometown to investigate the murder of Santiago Nasar that changed the town forever. The entire town is aware of the fact that Santiago might be murdered yet none of them do anything. Even those who are in […]

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Analysis of “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker

One can find out about family heritage through formal instruction; in any case, genuine heritage is passed down from age through their narratives, pictures, and different collections that our families hold dear to their souls. In the short story, ‘Everyday Use,’ by Alice Walker she teaches us family heritage and symbols; what it is and […]

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A Review of Flowers for Algernon and The Role of The Protagonist

Sometimes it is better to not know the truth because it can sometimes make us realize how cruel the world and the people in it can be. In Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes and the movie “Charly”, Charlie wants to become smarter like the people around him. After he receives his operation Charlie realizes […]

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To Build a Fire by Jack London

It is a possibility that a person aiming to achieve a goal or ideal may encounter obstacles along the way. When a person is arrogant it becomes more difficult to be successful in the ways of which they wish to be. In To Build a Fire, a story written by Jack London, the reader can […]

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Role of Dog in “To Build a Fire”

In “Jack London’s” “To Build A Fire”, this tale is told about a man who is walking on a nine-hour walk in the snow with his dog. The dog is a husky; a “wolfdog.” The narrator mentions how the husky is much like it’s brother dog a wild wolf. This gives readers the vision that […]

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War Through The Prism of Children’s Perception

Introduction Markus Zusak, an Australian author, presented his novel The Book Thief in 2006. This book almost instantly became one of the most discussed both in the author’s homeland and in many other countries. Such an interest in The Book Thief was easily explained – the novel was devoted to the events of the Second […]

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Point of View About The Story ”A Rose for Emily”

William Faulkner was an artist at his writing and he used many different tactics to weave a tale and tell a story; one of which is the point of view. In his short story, “A Rose for Emily”, he successfully uses a first-person or people narrative that is evident in the first sentence of the […]

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Watkins’ Article on The Story “A Rose for Emily”

In the article, Watkins praises Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily” through its unique structure. Watkins, describing it as one of Faulkner’s best, goes into detail explaining the breakup of the different sections showing how it affects the depiction of the story. Watkins explains the sections saying that each one allowed Faulkner to focus […]

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A Movie Analysis of David Fincher’s Fight Club

David Fincher’s Fight Club demands the viewer to be hyper aware of what would usually be auditorily mundane. The audible result is a wild exaggeration of the real thing, conveying the full power, pain and impact of throwing or receiving a blow to the face or body. Sound designer Ren Klyce and Foley artist John Roesch […]

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The Reliability of the Narrator in Pride and Prejudice, a Novel by Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is similar and different to other novels in many ways, as has been expressed by Professor Tanoukhi in lecture. One element that really sticks out like a sore thumb from your “everyday book” is the narration of this novel. The first big question that I had asked myself when reading […]

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