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I, , read 471 pages of Graceling by Kristin Cashore. This book has a majority of conflicts that are solved throughout the novel, though the main conflicts occur in the very first chapter, when Katsa, the main character, rescues a Lienid grandfather who had been kidnapped and imprisoned in a dungeon cell. This books genre is fiction since this story occurs in a very different world from ours. Kasta and the council, a group that has grown throughout all seven kingdoms, know who kidnapped the Lienid...

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Round Characters and Flat Characters in a Story

Round character Definition: A round character is a major character in a work of fiction who encounters conflict and is changed by it. Round characters tend to be more fully developed and described than flat, or static, characters. If you think of the characters you most love in fiction, they probably seem as real to you as people you know in real life. This is a good sign that they are round characters. A writer employs a number of tools or elements to develop a character, making him or her round...

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Winning with Characters

Winning with Characters Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” looked into what Seymour Lainhoff referred to as “savage behavior…” that he believes hides underneath society, even today. It was a tragic end to what seems like such a joyous occasion, taking us by surprise with the stoning of what seemed to be a good friend, dedicated wife, and mother. Jackson’s use of well-developed characters helped create a clear vision and belief that this may actually take place in society today. She...

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Characters with a Twist

Characters are very important to a story. They help to build up the interest of readers so that they want to continue reading. Many stories base their themes on how the characters act and what they do. A theme is a meaning or a point to the story, which the author wants you to get out of it. Two stories which utilize characters very well to build up theme are, "Bartleby the Scrivener," by Herman Melville, and "The Flight of Betsey Lane," by Sarah Orne Jewett. These two stories build the theme...

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Character Analysis

Emily the Fallen Rose In the story “A Rose for Emily”, William Faulkner uses characterization to reveal the character of Miss Emily. Her character is portrayed through physical description, her actions, feelings and words, and through the narrator's remarks about Emily’s nature, and through the actions, words, and feelings, of the other characters. In "A Rose for Emily", William Faulkner creates a story about a woman who loses her sense of reality...

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Character Is Fate

Character is Fate – Essay “A man’s character is his fate” once said the Greek philosopher Heraclites. By this he meant that our personalities and actions shape the outcomes of our lives and therefore our destiny. This statement opposes the traditional view that man’s fate is determined by an external force (name it god or even chance). This argument is basically one of faith: do you believe we shape our own futures by how we act, or are our lives programmed in a certain unchangeable way? In other...

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Archetypal Characters

Mythology P1 Archetypal Characters As humans we make mistakes, but the real power is learning from our mistakes. Often we can learn from others mistakes that way we don’t have to feel the pain ourselves to understand why we shouldn’t do something or be a certain way. Also we can learn from history and past mistakes that lead them into bad times and disputes. From literature we learn morals and lessons through the characters position. “We live with our archetypes, but can we live in them?”...

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Character and Stories

a guide or a mentor having their own connection to religion. For example, Pangloss was a philospher that had many strong theories about religion. On Dante’s inferno Virgil was an pagon so he was deeply connected in the religion to help the main character to understand and help himcome to a conclusion about what his conflict is and how to solve it. Both stories also had very elaborate sexual scenes. In Candide, Pangloss contracted syphilis from a chambermaid named Panquete. In Dante’s Inferno the...

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Character and Novel

question all authority.  In this, we undertake a thematic journey to discover an ` ‘alternative’ to the desire for power.  This alternative is illustrated through addressing the themes of self determination, feminism and tribalism.  Through the characters we come to understand that most power is irrelevant in the personal journey of self discovery. Sample Essays Question. “I have not known a day’s peace and contentment in my life.” Discuss this statement in light of the various internal conflicts...

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Character and Josephine

characterization, style, setting, and finally point of view. These fields will show a how “looking for alibrandi” is defined as fiction literature. The main theme of the text “looking for Alibrandi” is most probably the growth and development of the main character Josephine Alibrandi. The theme is subtle in how it is presented into the book it, Josephine at the beginning of the book is portrayed as being of the book torn between her responsibilities and culture and her own personal enjoyment and peer pressure...

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