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  • The Narrator - 457 Words
    The narrator: The narrator is the one who tells the story (narrates) and is seen as an instrument, a construction or a device. He is responsible for how the viewer perceives the story. The narrator can be characterized be the means of voice, focalization, distance and relieability. In the following text I´m particularly focusing on the movie “The Unusual Suspects “ in order to describe the function of a narrator. In the Film we have two narrators. The main narrator is Verbal Kint and at the...
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  • Unreliable Narrator - 1578 Words
    Johnny Lai 07659563 Narrator is the person (perspective) which is chosen by the author to tell the story (literary work, movie, play, verbal account, etc.) to the readers (audiences). Traditionally, the narrator is supposed to be reliable, since he/she/it is the only connection between the readers and the fiction world. But occasionally, authors would use unreliable narrator to be the perspective of their story. The concept of the unreliable narrator (as opposed to "author") became more...
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  • Narrators of the Bible - 1226 Words
    REL 1010 Understanding the Bible First Response Paper Philip Heil 5 February 2013 Directly compare and contrast the two creation narratives (P and J narrators) relative to: a) Each narrator’s literary and style differences; b) Portrayal of God (including name) and the subtle yet important theological differences in the portrayals of God; c) Portrayal of human in each narrative; d) Ultimately what do you think was the primary purpose of each of the writers and the creation story...
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  • Narrator in the Cathedral - 688 Words
    Cathedral: Why the Narrator Keeps His Eyes Closed In the End of the Story Name Institution Date Cathedral: Why the Narrator Keeps His Eyes Closed In the End of the Story In the story “Cathedral,” the author shares his experience with a blind man, a friend of his wife, who comes to visit their home. The author is troubled by the blind man’s visit for unclear reasons, but he attributes it to Robert’s (the blind man) disability. The narrator dislikes the blind and often refers to Robert as...
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  • John Smith As A Narrator - 290 Words
    Isabel Miranda Dineen Juventus August 28, 2014 John Smith as a Narrator John Smith is not a credible narrator because he is writing a third person narrative about himself; therefore there is not more than one perspective neither more than one point of view. This gives his writing a possibility of being subjective. One of the main reasons I believe that John Smith is not a credible narrator is because his point of views and perspectives are biased. This also brings up the possibility of him...
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  • Is Holden A Reliable Narrator
    Is Holden a reliable narrator? Yes and no. The main reason is the same for both these answers: Holdens is explaining events that are happening to him. That means that he has the best knowledge about the topic but also that he is interpreting and telling them in a totally subjective way which could be different from other people's point of view. One more reason to answer negatively is that Holden calls himself "the biggest liar you ever seen in your life" which is clearly a strike against his...
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  • Unreliable Narrator Essay - 556 Words
    Unreliable Narrator Essay Gothic literature intends to thrill readers leaving them confused, or to dwell on the thought that there is something beyond us. Two widely known gothic literature authors and their works are “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe, and “ An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce. Poe and Bierce not only write gothic literature, but both authors utilize unreliable narrators in...
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  • Belonging: Narrator and Sense - 1202 Words
    Humans are constantly in search for belonging, it is something vital to our existence. A sense of belonging emerges from our ability to establish connections with place, people and culture. However when these aspects are challenged, we find out if we truly belong or not. Such ideas are explored in the texts, ‘The Ride of Zhu Bao Sheng’, a third person short story by Nick Long, and ‘Big World’, a first person short story by Tim Winton, which both explore the idea of belonging being challenged and...
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  • Narrators Wide Sargasso Sea
    There are many techniques Jean Rhys uses to bring across the point that the narrators are unreliable and the truth twisted, it is an interesting and effective idea as it makes the reader feel confused on who to trust and really involves them in the book, and they become party to the secrets. It is very confusing for the reader, since during reading the narrators of the story change very suddenly; there are three different 'books' in WSS each with a different narrator. Book one is the main...
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  • Noel: Time and Person Narrator
    Noel By Michael Plemmons The story has a 3rd person narrator. It is not an omniscient narrator since the narrator doesn’t know everything that’s going on in everybody’s mind or at least the narrator isn’t telling us about any thoughts or anything like it. The angle is very narrow since the narrator isn’t giving us much detailed information about the characters or the scene. In the story there isn’t any main character. In the story we have three kinds of characters: the buyers, the seller...
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  • Borders: Narrator and Boy - 1163 Words
    Narration has a profound effect on the interpretation of a story. This interpretation changes depending on whom the narrator is and whether they are involved in the story. In Thomas King’s short story “Borders”, a twelve-year-old boy recounts the experience he had with his mother crossing the United States border. As a result of a child narrating, it is easy to see the contrast between the boy and his mother, the ignorance by the government, and the compassion in the duty-free manager Mel....
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  • Narrator in "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley
    Mary Shelley uses three narrators in her complex narrative of Frankenstein to create a certain degree of objectivity- the novel starts with an epistolary structure with the letters of Robert to Margaret with include an account of the life of Victor and that of the narrative of the monster through the narrative of Victor. The narrative plot is can be said is made of concentric circles with Robert in the outer most circle, Victor in the second circle and the monster in the innermost circle. In...
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  • Narrator in Black & White - 1385 Words
    Finding the narrator in Black and White David Macauley’s Black and White, published in 1990, opens with a warning “stamped” right in the middle of its very first page: “This book appears to contain a number of stories that do not necessarily occur at the same time. Then again, it may contain only one story. In any event, careful inspection of both words and pictures is recommended.” Postmodern picturebooks often contain metafictive elements, including non-linear plots, self-referential...
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  • Crossing: Narrator and Story - 1217 Words
    Crossing Some fathers take their sons out on camping trips to create a closer bond. These trips are cozy and relaxing and are done under safe circumstances. Most fathers would never dream of taking their sons out on dangerous trips, which is not the case in Mark Slouka’s short story, Crossing, which was published in 2009. It’s a nerve racking story about a father who takes his little son on a survival trip in a forest, which turns out bad....
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  • Narrator and Nat King Cole
    ”Dancing to Nat King Cole” by James Wall Title: “Dancing to Nat King Cole” by James Wall Plot The story is about a couple, Charles and Katherine Simpson. They are having lunch with their grown up daughter, Rebecca, at their usual restaurant The Angel. Rebecca asks her mother how Charles is doing because Rebecca thinks he is doing worse than last time. Katherine says that he is fine. But actually he is doing weird things in the house like clears unfinished plates away or cleaning kitchen...
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  • Narrator in "A Rose for Emily"
    The Narrator Sets the Tone Authors often use narrative to influence the way the reader perceives a given topic. Using different types of narrators, for example first person or omnipotent, the author can control the information available to the reader, which causes the reader to draw conclusions based solely on the information as presented. In “A Rose for Emily”( 84 ) the author uses a limited omnipotent narrator to relay the events over a period of several decades that relate to Miss Emily...
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  • Narrative and Assignment Narrators Answer
    Graded Assignment Narrators Answer the following questions in complete sentences. You will need to turn in this assignment to your teacher using the Assignments tool. Remember: You need to complete the assignment by the due date to receive full credit. (5 points) 1. What characteristics identify a first-person narrator? Answer: It is someone that was there that saw it or experienced it. (5 points) 2. What characteristics identify a third-person narrator? Answer: It is where...
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  • Atonement - the Unrealiable Narrator
    Atonement – Analytical Essay Ian McEwan's ambitious and prize-winning novel, Atonement follows the actions of a young girl, Briony Tallis, who witnesses an event which she knows holds some kind of significance. Yet her limited understanding of adult motives leads her to co¬¬mmit a crime that will change the lives of everyone involved. As she grows older, she begins to understand her actions and the grief that has been caused. The entire novel is an attempt of reconciliation that Briony...
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  • Nick as reliable narrator - 872 Words
    “I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known”. Discuss. Nick Carraway, the narrator of the great American novel The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is often heralded as one of the greatest narrators of all time. However, whether Nick was a reliable narrator is an issue that is up for debate, with my personal belief being that Nick was not a reliable narrator, due to his fondness for exaggeration and contradiction, and his obvious idolization of Jay Gatsby. Firstly,...
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  • The Cathedral- Raymond Carver (Effect on Narrator)
    Cohoon1 Shanna Cohoon Mr. Robinson English 1006r November 21st, 2012 Robert’s effect on the narrator “The Cathedral” is a short story written in 1963 by Raymond Carver. “The Cathedral” includes three characters: the narrator, the narrator’s wife, and a blind friend of the wife’s, Robert. Robert has an effect on the narrator from the very beginning but the effect changes as the story develops. At the beginning of the story, the narrator is very bitter about his wife’s blind friend. As the...
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  • The Omniscient Narrator in Raymond Carver's Neighbors
    Raymond Carver uses a third person, Omniscient Narrator in his short story Neighbors. The narrator of Carver’s fast-passed, detail driven tale gives us an unprejudiced retelling of a story surrounding a married couple known as Bill and Arlene Miller. Just as the definition of an “Omniscient Narrator” is described to us via our textbook, the speaker in Neighbors “knows all, sees all, reports all, and when necessary,” as is the case here, “reveals the inner workings of the minds of any or all...
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  • Silent Narrator Essay- in Cold Blood
    In his Novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote uses a third person omniscient view to tell the story of the brutal murders of the Clutter family. The Clutter family of four was killed in their home in Kansas in 1959. Throughout the novel Capote uses the thoughts, feelings and actions of many characters to show their individual point of view. While using a third person view to narrate the events that took place, Capote is still able to influence the reader’s thoughts. He is able to change the...
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  • The Great Gatsby. Is Nick a Reliable Narrator?
    Is nick a reliable narrator? How does his point of view colour the reality of the novel, and what facts or occurrences would he have vested interest in obscuring? Nick’s basic contempt for mankind emerges in what he says and thinks as well as in descriptions of others. The novel begins by Nick insisting that he was “inclined to reserve all judgments,” and then spends the remainder of the novel forming judgments of all the other characters. Tom is crude, Daisy is shallow, Jordan is dishonest,...
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  • Life of Pi: Use of a Unreliable Narrator
    Cooper Turner English Holland 8/22/12 “An unreliable narrator can draw you into his or her worldview and perhaps even make you take sides before a writer reveals a broader perspective, one that he/she has missed or omitted. Even if a story is written so you doubt the narrator from the beginning, an unreliable narrator is still the one taking you through the story, so you hang on to their words. Perhaps a certain dialogue or an event will uncover details the narrator does not...
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  • Unrconventional Narrators Within Howards End and Heart of Darkness
    Howard’s End of Darkness: The Unconventional Narrator E. M. Forster’s Howards End is a tale told by a third person omniscient narrator, most of the time. Now and then there is a departure where our narrator identifies himself as the author of the work, and interjects commentary. This pattern emerges in the very first sentence of the work, where the narrator tells us “[o]ne might as well begin with Helen’s letter to her sister.” This immediately sets up the reader to consider the role of...
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  • Why Is the Narrator an Unreliable One "Tell Tale Heart"?
    Why is the narrator an unreliable one? 1. He is not a reliable narrator because he is insane. Though he repeatedly states that he is sane, the reader suspects otherwise from his bizarre reasoning, behavior, and speech. ‘‘True—nervous—very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?'' The reader realizes through Poe’s description of the narrator’s extreme nervousness that the protagonist has in fact descended into madness, as anxiety is a common symptom...
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  • Hawthorne's use of the narrator in Young Goodman Brown
    In Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown," the story is told through the eyes of a limited omniscient third-person narrator. This style is very accommodating to the story because it allows the author perfect opportunities to express his points. The narrator can both describe what Goodman Brown is doing, and also evaluate and comment on the characters actions. This is a tool of the author to use the narrator to express his own personal beliefs on mankind. The narrator possesses the...
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  • Analysis of Narrator in Alice Elliott Dark's "In the Gloaming"
    Alice Elliott Dark’s short story In the Gloaming captures Janet’s emotional turmoil using a selectively omniscient narrator. The effect of the third-person point of view allows the reader to sympathize with both Laird and Janet. However, because the narrator is strongly aligned with Janet, therefore in touch with her inner-thought and feelings, we can also view the story from the perspective of a mother. If Dark had written In the Gloaming in the first-person, the story would have lost its...
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  • To What Extent Is Nick a Reliable Narrator in the Great Gatsby
    To what extend is the character Nick a reliable narrator in the book 'The Great Gatbsy'? Nick is a person with a number of contrasting allegiances within the book. For example he finds connections between himself and Gatsby, both serving in the War and that the both come from the ‘Mid-West’. However, Nick is also connected to the Buchannan’s: he is Daisy’s cousin, he comes from a wealthy background and he went to the same college as Tom Buchannan. Also, Nick says that his father told him to...
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  • Narrators in Film and Novel and Point of View (Memento)
    Narrators in Film and Novel In this chapter, Stam introduces the different styles of narrators in Novel. According to him, they vary from the first-person report-narrator to the multiple letter writers of epistolary novels, to outside-observer narrators of reflexive novels like Don Quixote and Tom Jones, to the once intimate and impersonal narrator of Madame Bovary, to the “stream-of-consciousness” narrators, on to the intensely objective/subjective obsessional narrators of Robbe-Grillet....
    3,477 Words | 11 Pages
  • The Unreliable Narrator in Agatha Christie's the Murder of Roger Ackroyd
    Page 1 of 5 The drawing of narrative inferences by the reader is very important to interpret the work well. However, the author, while writing a story, can treat some incidents in detail and barely mention or even omit others. He may distort these incidents, may not observe chronological sequence, he can use messengers or flashbacks, and so on and so forth. The function of resorting to these varied narrative techniques is to emphasize or de-emphasize certain story-events, to interpret some and...
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  • Analyse the shifting narrator in Rinconete y Cortadillo by Cervantes
    Rinconete y Cortadillo is narrated using various techniques that add interest, movement and variety to the story as a whole. At the beginning of the story all of the information about Rinconete and Cortadillo is given to us by the third-person narrator who is omniscient and descriptive. The boys are described in detail without us yet knowing who they are. They then start a conversation with each other and the next section is made up almost entirely of dialogue in which the narrator steps back...
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  • Christopher Boone Seems Utterly Unsuited to Narrating but Becomes a Rather Wonderful Narrator.
    In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, Christopher seems incapable of telling the story but becomes a rather wonderful narrator. From the first few pages it is clear that Christopher struggles in reading others emotions. In addition to this, without the help of Siobhan, Christopher’s grammar would have made the narration of this novel disjointed and very repetitive. Although this occurs at times, it does not take away from the narration but rather adds to the...
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  • Exploring Markus Zusak’s use of Death as a Narrator in The Book Thief
    Hannah Reed November 6, 2013 Exploring Markus Zusak’s use of Death as a Narrator in The Book Thief Word Count: 3,496 Abstract The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is narrated by Death who tells the story of Liesel Meminger. The reader can learn a lot about Death through his narration. Consequently this essay focuses on the question: what effect may Death’s narration in The Book Thief have on the reader and what does the reader learn about Death? Death is a metafictional...
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  • The Out-of-Sync Narrator: Forster’s Ironic Critique of Economic Inequality
    The Out-of-Sync Narrator: Forster’s Ironic Critique of Economic Inequality Although she rarely uses personal pronouns to call attention to herself as a physical character, it is hard to ignore the narrative presence in Howards End that often seems overly harsh and judgmental toward the characters and events being described. If Forster were trying to impart a single moral truth or Victorian ideal on the reader, it would have made more sense to have the narrator’s voice more closely align with...
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  • Peter Orner's The Raft: Narrator, Characterization, Time, Symbols and Setting
    The Raft ”His face is so perfectly round that his smile looks like a gash in a basketball.” In this essay I’m going to focus on narrator, characterization, time aspect, symbols and the setting. The short story is written by Peter Orner in 2000. The short story is about a conversation between a 12, soon 13 years old boy, and his grandfather, Seymour, who commands a destroyer. It is about war and what a war can do to each individual soldier after killing another human being. “The Raft”...
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  • Significance of Narrators: Robert Browning, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ian McEwan
    The narrator recounts the events in a story. Section B: Write about the significance of narrators in the work of three writers you have studied. A01/A02/A03 Robert Browning Narrators are particularly significant in Robert Browning’s poems, such as in ‘My Last Duchess’ where the Duke’s voice reveals his cold and egotistical nature - creating sympathy for his late wife. An illustration of this is when he chillingly concludes “I gave commands / Then all smiles stopped together”....
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  • Compare and Contrast the Narrators in Gulliver's Travels and Frankenstein, the Narrative Methods, and the Effects of These Different Ways of Telling a Story in Gulliver's Travels and Frankenstein.
    Compare and contrast the narrators in Gulliver’s Travels and Frankenstein, the narrative methods, and the effects of these different ways of telling a story in Gulliver’s Travels and Frankenstein. Ravee Chen S2 English H Dr.Freisen 8 April 2010 Word count: 1491 Why do authors use different types of narrators? Jonathan Swift and Mary Shelly have both chosen a first-person narrator in their novels Gulliver’s Travels and Frankenstein. In...
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  • Literary Devices - 4353 Words
    Literary Devices Allegory A form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative, are equated with the meanings that lie outside the narrative itself. The underlying meaning has moral, social, religious, or political significance and characters are often personifications of abstract ideas as charity, greed, or envy. Thus an allegory is a story with two meanings, a literal meaning and a symbolic meaning. Alliteration The repetition of the same sound at the...
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  • Red from Green - 739 Words
    Red from Green Maile Meloy’s short story “Red from Green” was first published in 2009. The short story is about the fifteen years old Sam Turner. Every year she goes on a float trip with her dad. This year Sam’s uncle and a client called Layton from her uncle’s law firm follow them on the trip. Layton compliments Sam’s white teeth and teaches her how to shoot with a gun he got with him on the trip. One night Sam gives Layton some massage because he has an old injury in his bag. When Sam’s dad...
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  • Rhetoric of Fiction - 643 Words
    The Rhetoric of Fiction Outline I. The author begins by pointing out that one of the obvious artificial devices has a method of going to the action and figure out what the writer meant. A. Throughout life, humans do not know the other person without reliable internal signs from a point of view. B. Points of view are always in books such as the Bible, using the word “he”. C. The next minor point below the major point II. The author insists that attitudes can change the voice of the reader...
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  • Point of View in 'Little Things' by Raymond Carver
    Raymond’s ‘Little Things’ is a very short but interesting story that draws our attention to the problems couples may face in their marital life. It narrates an incidence of a quarrel between a husband and a wife that escalates to the point that it reaches the child and the couple is portrayed fighting for the possession of the baby. Now each parent is pulling on an arm causing him symbolic physical injury;”he felt the baby slipping out of his hands and he pulled back very hard”. From a...
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  • Dukwane S Deliverance - 1291 Words
    Dukwane’s deliverance Being different is not always bad. It can as well mean to be capable of doing something others wouldn’t have done, to have a dream of becoming something that extends beyond your social environment. But it can be a complicated road to achieving this dream and you can meet different obstacles that need to be overcome. Sometimes deliverance is the answer. This is the situation presented in the short story “Dukwane’s deliverance”, written by Neil Ramsorrum, where the boy,...
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  • The Virgin Suicides - 981 Words
    Paper 1 – The Virgin Suicides Throughout The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides uses several symbols and metaphors to describe and portray the feelings of the Lisbon family. Since the novel is narrated in first person it is important to interpret these symbols and metaphors in an attempt to gain inside meaning from a perspective other than the narrator’s. One of the symbols present throughout the novel is the physical appearance of the Lisbon house. Over the course of the novel, the Lisbon...
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  • Poe vs. Gilman - 707 Words
    William Grover Professor Dozier English 111,884 05 December 2010 Poe vs. Gilman Both Poe and Gilman were successful in showing how the main characters of their short stories, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Yellow Wallpaper,” create their own identities through their use of syntax and point of view. The authors’ characters use the first person view to narrate both stories, which support the unreliable narrator. If stories were to be another point of...
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  • Two Halves of the Same Song
    Two Halves of the Same Song “My mother believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America” (526). This is the first sentence in “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan spoken by the narrator’s point of view, Jing-mei, the daughter. The story was a direct reflection of love vs. rebellion with the mother and the daughter, presented in a humorous almost sounding sarcastic tone to show the two kinds of people in the story; the one the mother thought the daughter should be and the one the daughter thought...
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  • Why Does Harper Lee Choose to Tell the Story from Scout’s Point of View?
    Why does Harper Lee choose to tell the story from Scout’s point of view? - What Scout learns from her experiences and how she changes during the novel? - What effect Scout’s version of events has on the reader? Scout's narration serves as a convenient mechanism for readers to be innocent and detached from the racial conflict. Scout's voice "functions as the not-me which allows the rest of us—black and white, male and female—to find our relative position in society". To Kill A...
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  • How Fitzgerald Tell the Story in Chapter 1 of the Great Gatsby
    Write about some of the ways Fitzgerald tells the story in chapter 1 The chapter begins with Nick Carraway introducing himself as the narrator. Fitzgerald uses a first-person retrospective narrative, therefore we are given Nicks point of view throughout. The chapter begins with Nick remembering his father’s advice that “all people in this world haven’t had the advantages that [he’s] had” this tells the reader that the main theme of the novel is wealth. The use of the word “advantages” suggests...
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  • Narration in a Telephone Call and Miss Brill
    Some may argue that narration does not affect the reader’s feelings on a story. But the way an author tells a story plays a key role in defining how the reader may feel about the characters, or what is taking place in the story you are reading. In the stories A Telephone Call and Miss Brill, narration is a major part in how the story affects the reader. Both stories are written using, as well as switching, between multiple persons. The authors both use exceedingly different narration techniques...
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  • Because It Is Running by
    ------------------------------------------------- Because It Is Running By The story “Because It Is Running By” is about the meeting between Wil and the girl Edie. Wil lives with his mother in the country where they have their B&B to make money. They live in the kitchen and rent the living room out. Wil’s mother hires the girl Edie over the summer to help with the B&B. This story is about the fact that people always have the dilemma whether to stay or leave. Wil decides to hang about...
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  • Atonement - Paper - 980 Words
    In Nicholas Lezard's critique of McEwan's Atonement he states that, "…the novel is itself the act of atonement that Briony Tallis needs to perform; yet we are very much in the land of the unreliable narrator, where evasion and mendacity both shadow and undermine the story that is told." To atone is to seek forgiveness for one's sins. The novel is Briony's attempt to be forgiven for the crime she committed as a naïve girl of 13, during the summer of 1935 heat wave. The narrator delivers the story...
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  • Analysis of Brother Dear - 385 Words
    Brother Dear Short story written by Bernice Friesen Pg. 25 “Brother Dear” features a young female narrator recounting her brother’s visit home from university and the family conflict that results. Read the first three paragraphs of the story. 1. With a partner: Read the first three paragraphs of the story. Identify whether the narrative is written in first, second, or third person. ____________________________________ Who is speaking?...
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  • Irish Poets - 658 Words
    John Montague and Seamus Heaney are two of the most well known Irish poets who both deal with death in different and similar ways in a variety of their poems. Two poems that relate to the theme of death are The Locket by John Montague and The Strand at Lough Beg by Seamus Heaney. Neither title gives an obvious hint of the theme however The Strand at Lough Beg tells us the specific location of the poem making the events more real whilst The Locket suggests something romantic, quaint and...
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  • Cuckoos Nest - 1312 Words
    There are always two sides to a story, but in the particular novel One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, there is only one perspective of the story being told. In Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, the setting takes place in a mental institution where patients are kept away from society, and are held back from showing their true identity. Throughout the novel the narrator is Chief Bromden. Chief pretends to be deaf and is unable to speak because of this people talk freely around him,...
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  • Narrative Techniques Used in Pride and Prejudice
    Throughout this passage from Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen utilises various narrative techniques. These include dialogic qualities (showing) and the use of third person narrative including focalisation and free indirect speech (telling). Both showing and telling work on different levels to further the reader’s interpretation of different characters and give meaning to the novel as a whole. The use of dialogue allows the reader to engage in conversations between characters, thus adding drama...
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  • The Happiest Days of Your Life
    The Happiest Days of Your Life Normally you would think, that parents would have the best interest and intensions for their children. And parents, who are very ambitious on behalf of their children, are often a good prerequisite for the kids to get really far in a prestigious world. But at the same time any parent must also be careful, that the excessive pressure of expectations and so early defined objectives do not take away the play of childhood and at a later stage the child’s wish to...
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  • A Rose for Emily Summary 6
    “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” This quote by Benjamin Franklin perfectly fits the beginning of “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, which begins with the main character’s death then immediately goes into the tax remission she receives after her father’s death. This is a story about a woman, named Emily Grierson, and her relationships with the town of Jefferson, with a man she was in love with, Homer Barron, and with her father. For the seasoned readers of...
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  • The Curious Incident - 438 Words
    JOINT ESSAY CONSTRUCTION INTRODUCTION: Mark Haddon’s novel, ‘The curious incident of the dog in the night-time’ (‘TCIDN’) contains many distinctive ideas that engage a reader. This unusual novel details the story of an autistic English boy who is isolated because he is socially challenged due to his condition. The author, although not autistic, masterfully capture what life is like from the point of view of an autistic sufferer who decides to write a mystery novel around the death of a dog....
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  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Joyce's Ideas on a New Kind of Realism for Prose Fiction
    Universidade de São Paulo Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas Leituras do Cânon II Lucas Amorim dos Santos N° USP: 7193600 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is undoubtedly Joyce’s attempt at creating a novel which could convey his ideas on a new kind of realism for prose fiction. This 1916 novel challenges some conventions of the Nineteenth century realism in Literature, specially by rejecting the exaggerated...
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  • Themes and Techniques in Poems - 1761 Words
    ictor Alfred Tennyson (1808 – 1892) "Mariana" Theme: Mariana is a poem about loneliness, isolation, deprivation and the physical and psychological consequences of this state of being. It talks about a woman, Mariana, who is hopeless and in melancholy because she is waiting for her lover that did not come back. This is shown by Mariana's hallucinations, pain and depression. Technique: The poem has a third person narrator who is omniscient in which he knows everything about...
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  • A Rose for Emily: Poor Emily
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