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  • The Dream Of Vasantha Summary

    The short story chosen was taken from the book titled Malaysian Short Stories (Fernando, L. (Ed.), 2005). I chose to write on K.S. Maniam’s short story- The Dream of Vasantha. The Dream Of Vasantha depicts a hardworking widow and her dream of seeing her son be a humble yet successful person. Maniam plotted the story with an introduction of Vasantha’s daily routine of washing clothes at the houses of Mr. Pillai and Mr. Ganda Singh. Vasantha reminisces the death of her husband too. As Vasantha…

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  • Narrative Techniques In I Stand Here Ironing

    Narrative and literary techniques are used within various forms of literature to help portray the author’s intentions and thoughts to the reader, specifically to give artistic and emotional effects to the story. These techniques such as style involve the use of metaphors, imagery, alliteration, symbolism and several more. Common techniques applicable to the plot of a story consist of various elements including flashbacks, flashforwards, and foreshadowing specific events. Literary techniques can…

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  • What Is The Point Of View In Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

    In order to thoroughly tell a story, one must have a specific point of view to assist in the flow of the story. The point of view an author chooses determines how the readers understand and comprehend the story. Different point of views of the same idea lead to different ways of understanding the piece. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Haddon uses first-person point of view. “My name is Christopher John Francis Boone” (Haddon 2). Told through the eyes of Christopher, an…

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  • The Kite Runner Circular Structure Analysis

    The Kite Runner Written Analysis In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, the plot is constructed in a circular structure. Through circular structure, Hosseini accentuates characters’ development. The circular structure facilitates the parallelism between Amir and Hassan’s relationship and Amir and Sohrab’s relationship. As a child, Amir struggles with internal conflict between treating Hassan as an equal or as an inferior. The last time they flew kites together Hassan turns to Amir and…

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  • Once Upon Of Time By Nadine Gordimer Analysis

    In the short story, Once Upon Of Time by Nadine Gordimer we can see the author uses the six main principles of a theme. We can see how this story starts with a one main idea and then keeps going with another story stating the same idea of the first one. This short story has many important points we can see as a the main idea of the story. I believe the theme of this story is fear, danger, and over protection. First of all, I believe this short story theme is about fear because we can…

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  • Bartleby The Scrivener Passage Analysis

    An eerie, hushed office is a place where most employees would not enjoy working, but Bartleby and a few others from Bartleby the Scrivener, by Herman Melville, are more like described as introverted types of persons. Throughout the short story, the reader gets the vibe that the narrative is going to be a gloomy tale about a miserable life of documentation and filing. Bartleby is describes as a man of few words and who keeps to himself. The work place of Bartleby is a common environment for…

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  • Small World Character Analysis

    In my story, Small World, I create temporal complexity through the emotions of the main character and the dates of the letters written. For example, “I know what I’ve signed up for but its kids like him that break my heart and raise questions about this war were fighting.” (Winmill 1). Dr. Bones writes all of his worries down in his journal. He is very concerned if he is doing the right thing or not or if he should be doing something else. Literary critic, Janet Gurkin Altman, argues about…

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  • Linda Hutcheon A Poetics Of Postmodernism Analysis

    In her book, “A Poetics of Postmodernism”, Linda Hutcheon identifies the term postmodernism, when used in fiction, to describe fiction that is at once metafictional and historical in the way it presents the texts and contexts of the past (Hutcheon, 40). This is what she calls historiographic metafiction. Most of the historiographic novels emphasize self-reflexivity and our paradoxical relations to past events. Historiographic metafiction somehow acknowledges the paradox of the past, that is to…

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  • Literary Analysis Of Ernest Hemingway's 'Death In The Afternoon'

    Literary Analyst While serving as an ambulance driver during WWI in Italy, Ernest hemingway injured his knee and was sent to a hospital. There he wrote a story about his stay in that hospital. In another country is what Hemingway thought when noticing the cultural differences because he was an american. He also wrote “Death in the Afternoon” in Italy after retrieving remains of women that were in a blast accident. Disguising himself in one of his own stories as an nameless american soldier.…

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  • The Struggle In 'Paul's Case'

    “Paul’s Case” is set around the 1930’s at the peak of the American Industrial expansion where the American dream consisted of the ultimate attainment of wealth and power with an immense value on material belongings. Paul, the main character, is a high school boy who is ferociously trying to overcome the boring and mundane life of conformity that he is being forced to live. He wants luxuries, admiration, and power, but is not willing to go through the journey that society has established and…

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