• The Use of Epiphany in the Works of James Joyce
    The use of Epiphany through Isolation In the stories, Eveline, Araby, and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce, Joyce concludes these three stories in his trademark literary style of epiphany; this is achieved through the protagonist’s direct isolation from his/her own bleak reality...
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  • Steps Not Taking by Paul D'Angelo
    Monomyth "The Steps Not Taken" By Paul D'Angelo Monomyth or the hero’s journey is a basic pattern, which is found in many narratives and myths from around the world. The monomyth is “one of the dominant archetypal pattern in literature, film, and even video game text is the story of a journey.” Through...
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  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)
    the lyrical form, in which the artist is only in relation to himself. It is the simplest form, the personal expression of an instant of emotion; the second, narrative form is no longer purely personal; now the artist is both in relation to himself and to the others; the third, highest and most perfect...
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  • Synopsis, Analysis, Commentary and Philosophical Implications the Dead, from the Dubliners, by James Joyce.
    Jenuary 1941) is an Irish writer who has depicted Dublin in his collection of short stories “Dubliners” (London, 1914), and who has revolutioned narrative style and techinques with his mature work “Ulysses” (Paris, 1922). Even though Joyce spends most of his life abroad, leaving Dublin in his early...
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  • Literature
    Hemingway's Indian Camp The thematic usage of light and dark throughout "Indian Camp" symbolizes racial prejudice as well as the personal growth of the protagonist. The narrative showcases a world of Indian oppression and bigotry that degrades Indians to the role of dark ignorant stereotypes. The white men...
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  • Personal Response to 'the Fish, 'Filling Station' and 'the Prodigal' by Elizabeth Bishop
    Filling Station is also vivid and dirty. Bishop also has moments of insight where she reflects back on the topic of the poem and realizes the moment of epiphany. What I find interesting is the excellent way in which Bishop creates a story with a moment of insight and an incredible eye for detail. The Fish...
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  • Banana Yoshimoto comparative essay
    (now conscious) struggles, especially those relating to their true feelings for their personal companions. Isolation is a recurring theme that is a catalyst for the subconscious state causing the climactic epiphanies within the protagonists of both stories. This is comparably portrayed through the blatant...
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  • Mrs Dalloway
    imagination and the senses (mainly sight). We can compare the book to a tapestry where there are two strings being weaved together, separated from the narrative: - Clarissa's party and all day long of arrangements; - The craziness and finally Septimus' suicide. To abolish the distinction between dream...
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  • Harwood Notes- Father and Child
    Father and Child | * Formative experience * Opens with simple frank story- narrative used to inform her growth/development * Father is a link to the Violets= father missing out on pursuing authorities’ side as he is asleep * Story of chils in the process into adult life | I Barn Owl | *...
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  • The Essay
    Ex. from book: King died; queen died (of grief). I. Forms of Narrative Note to self: Don’t spend too long on this section—this is just to show where the short story grew from—and to show the inherent human impulse for narrative A. Myth: story ancient people conceived to explain their world and...
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  • Araby: the Arab's Farewell to His Steed
    expectations as well, and that his desire for her is actually only a vain wish for change. The narrator’s change of heart concludes the story on a moment of epiphany, but not a positive one. Instead of reaffirming his love or realizing that he does not need gifts to express his feelings for Mangan’s sister, the...
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  • Research Paper
    The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System Baudrillard, DeLillo's "White Noise," and the End of Heroic Narrative Author(s): Leonard Wilcox Reviewed work(s): Source: Contemporary Literature, Vol. 32, No. 3 (Autumn, 1991), pp. 346-365 Published by: University of Wisconsin Press Stable...
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  • Wafa
    Middlemarch. Postmodernism: Postmodernism is a tendency in contemporary culture characterized by the rejection of objective truth and global cultural narrative. It emphasizes the role of language, power relations, and motivations; in particular it attacks the use of sharp classifications such as male versus...
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  • Reading Responses to a Short
    he shares the experience of the narrator’s awakening. The narrator’s mere act of retelling the story of his epiphany helps him make sense of his newfound understanding. Even though his narrative is choppy and rough and he frequently interrupts himself to make a defensive comment or snide remark, he gets...
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  • The Stylish Carver
    hints at a disturbing absence of the knowable.” (Colby)The characters know what has to be done to get things right in their lives. The story has an epiphany at the end, as do all other Raymond Carver stories. “Carver does not condescend to entice readers with shocking or startling attention-getting openings...
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  • Themes and Narration
    focused and interested. If the reader can follow and understand the plot they will usually finish reading the story. Symbolism and Plot affect the narrative theme of this story because they intensify the setting. If strong symbols are used, they can be the build the theme. A symbolic object isn’t just...
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  • Past Reflections
    was younger, I despised writing. I thought that I was a horrible writer, and that I had no talent in this field. Then one day, out of blue I had an epiphany; good writers aren’t born, they’re made. Now I believe that it is up to the writer to develop that zeal, and sharpen their skills and vocabulary....
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  • Douglass’s Walk Down Literacy Road to Freedom
    days of slavery, the slaves were illiterate and the slave owners wanted to keep it that way. In Frederick Douglass’ autobiographical slave narrative the “Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave,” Douglass explains that knowledge was the best next thing to freedom and that he, as...
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  • Personal Reflective Essay
    English 10: American Literature » Personal Reflective Essay Personal Reflective Essay For a printer-friendly copy, click on the link below. The Personal Narrative Essay Purpose: The goal of this assignment is for you to reveal yourself as a character through an essay reflecting on a memorable...
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  • Discuss Joyce’s Use of Free Indirect Discourse in ‘Counterparts' and 'a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'
    portraits, whether of his Dubliners or of his semi-autobiographical Stephen Dedalus, the narrative is confined by the limitations of the character’s state of mind; as the individual consciousness pervades the narrative, Joyce is able to retain an authorial distance which can disorientate his readers to an...
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