Jules Verne The Father Of Science Fiction - 620 words
Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction The father of Science Fiction, a visionary French novelist, a short story writer, and a dramatist. This is the essence of the man we know today as Jules Verne. In his voluminous writings he foresaw a number of scientific devices and developments that were more than a century ahead of his time. Some of the inventions he imagined were created later in his lifetime, but some are still to be invented. He wrote over 80 books mostly before 1900 and a few of the things he described were helicopters, modern weapons, movies with sound, television and rockets. He was also the author of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, which was written in the 1800's - years befo ...
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Critical Fiction Questions - 316 words
1. What kind of Narrator tells the story? Is the Narrator's information reliable? Of you think the Narrator is not reliable, explain why and what the author's purpose would be for using an unreliable Narrator. The third person omniscient narrator is the one who is telling the story. Part of it was reliable. The realistic one, the one that everybody in typically setting does natural act. The symbolic part which the names, signs, and other things that represent some other issues was not really that reliable. It is kind of obvious that the author purposely created those images. 2. Explain from whose point of view the story is being told. What kinds of information/knowledge does the Narrator mak ...
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Atlantis Fact Or Fiction - 1,011 words
Thesis Statement: Many world renowned historical philosophers, explorers, and premonitionists have made many credible theories about the lost continent which have historical documentation to make them believable. IV. Atlantis and the Earths Shifting Crust Do you believe in the lost continent of Atlantis? Or do you believe that it is merely a fairy tale for a misrepresentation in history? Many of these glitches in history have been exploited as absurd accounts of a lost continent once destroyed. However, many world renowned historical philosophers, explorers, and premonitionists have made many credible theories about the lost continent which have historical documentation to make This is proba ...
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Atlantis Fact Or Fiction - 1,005 words
... , the Atlanteans attempted to leave the continent in order to teach other civilizations what they had learned and about their culture (Starbuck). Arysio Nunes dos Santos has a different theory than the others. Santos places the continent of Atlantis in the Indies, India and Indonesia. So far this is the only place where there have been virtually no sightings of Atlantis. He believes that the remains of Atlantis lie at the bottom of the of the South China Sea. He also agrees with Plato on how Atlantis was destroyed and also when Atlantis was destroyed. With the location that Santos places this continent, it could explain why so many civilizations have made references to this mysterious is ...
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Comparisons Of Real And Fiction - 1,030 words
While reading the book Theft by Joyce Carol Oates I found that often enough or for the whole time I did not think that the story was fiction at all. It drew me into its reality and then gave it an ending for me to rest on. The biggest part of this story to making someone think it is a real true life story of someones, was the ending when it told what happened to everyone, That fall, Mayra learned that Imogene was living in New York City. She had broken off her engagement over the summer; she had joined a troupe of semiprofessional actors, and lived in an apartment off St. Marks Square, (Theft, pg. 507). This quote to a person reading the book would see this as a true story for the simple fac ...
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1984 Fact Or Fiction - 1,339 words
... mmonplace today. But we have not sacrificed old words to replace them. Today the names of agencies such as the Federal Burea of Investigation, North Atlantic Trade Organization, and the Central intelligence Agency have become mere initials (FBI, NATO, CIA). The chief concern of todays readers is directed to the feasibility of the society of Oceanian itself. Can that happen here? The technology of Ingsoc is already here with us today. Indeed, we have surpassed it. The internal mental mechanisms of doublethink, blackwhite, and crimestop are the real glue that hold it all together. We use variations of these concepts for everyday occurences: Ill pretend I didnt see what I thought I saw and ...
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Farewell To The Fiction In The Science Of Cloning - 933 words
In his 1930s futuristic novel, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley predicted a society where the human race was created in a laboratory and carried to term in incubators. At the time it was regarded as being ludicrously impossible. The idea of cloning in the eighties required multiple reproductions of specialized cells. Even then, the possibility of cloning was unachievable. Recently, scientists cloned a lamb, simply by replicating the cell in the skin tissue. It is now happening in all parts of the world: Scotland, England, America, and Australia. As technology increases, doubts and what-ifs turn into realities. Three essays were examined concerning cloning endangered and extinct animals and the ...
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A Tale Of Two Cities- A Historical Fiction - 1,863 words
A Tale of Two Cities is a novel categorized as historical fiction. Historical fiction is a composite material, with a portion of history embedded in a matrix of fiction. A Tale of Two Cities is appropriately titled, as the novel is the story of England and Revolutionary France; as a result it can be categorized as historical fiction. A Tale of Two Cities is parallel to history in many different respects. The English setting, and atmosphere, is similarly portrayed, as it actually existed in the seventeenth century. In the novel, Dickens goes into more detail about Revolutionary France in history with regards to setting, politics and the social structure, as well as the events, which occurred ...
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The Greenhouse Threat - Fact Or Fiction - 410 words
Is global warming real? Im sure this seems like quite an absurd question to many people. With the accumulation of hard evidence for global warming and our supercharging greenhouse effect most people have already taken for granted that the problem truly exists. There are, however, a small, almost unheard of group of people who are convinced otherwise. One such person is William Robert Johnston. His article on http://www.sitewave.net/news/s49p1354.htm clearly shows his scepticism towards global warming. He has come up with his own evidence that the average temperature of the earths surface only rose by a tiny 0.8 F over the past century. He also points out that the temperature rise was ...
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N Fiction - 4,369 words
A society is, by definition, a group of people with similar interests, beliefs, and ways of life, residing and perpetuating in a specific area. Societies include people, who are organized into families, tight-knit groups of friends, and acquaintances. Individuals within a society possess certain religious affiliations, and are associated with specific institutions and workplaces. This idea of a community allows human beings to act upon their social predispositions, while still submitting to leadership, so long as the leadership seeks to serve the people. What happens, though, when society goes bad? What happens when the government controls every facet of an individuals life, when all traces ...
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N Fiction - 4,507 words
... a word like 'bad'? 'Ungood' will do just as well... Or again, if you want a stronger version of 'good', what sense is there in having a whole string of vague useless words like 'excellent' and 'splendid' and all the rest of them? 'Plusgood' covers the meaning or doubleplusgood if you want something stronger still.... In the end the whole notion of goodness and badness will be covered by only six words; in reality, only one word (Orwell 45-46). In essence, one of the main goals of Newspeak is to allow citizens to express entire concepts, such as the difference between good and bad, with only one word and its variations. In this society, the Thought Police are used to censor the thoughts ...
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'social Science Fiction' In Asimov's Work - 1,525 words
PART I "Social science fiction?" Science fiction is a term familiar to many people. This is especially true due to the tremendous influence of television. But the term "social science fiction," although not heard too often, is a term is descriptive of most of today's science fiction literature. "But what does it mean?" Social science fiction is the term given to literature "which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings."(1) It is to be set apart from the adventure or "gadget" science fiction which is characterized by simplistic plots and flat characters. Social science fiction is concerned with the problems presented to humanity by technology and science. This th ...
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'social Science Fiction' In Asimov's Work - 1,365 words
... other who is wary of technology and would rather see her daughter with real friends, the little girl's father who sees technology as a boon to mankind, and the little girl who is entirely ignorant of the fact that Robbie is a robot and would rather think of it as a friend. The next story, "Runaround" takes place on the planet Mercury. Being another world, Asimov has chosen two new characters, George Powell and Michael Donovan. These two are field-testers for the largest robot manufacturer, U.S. Robotics and Mechanical Men Inc. They are on Mercury to test out a new series of robot specially designed to go out onto the hot surface of Mercury and retrieve a valuable element, selenium. Asimo ...
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The Conflict Between Individual And State And The Grammatical Fiction In Darkness At Noon - 1,137 words
The Conflict Between the Individual and the State and the Grammatical Fiction in Darkness At Noon "The Party denied the free will of an individual-and at the same time exacted his willing self-sacrifice." The obvious contradiction of the above definition of the Communist party is depicts the conflict between the individual and the State in Arthur Koestlers novel Darkness at Noon. Koestlers protagonist Nicolas Salamanovich Rubashov, devout communist and former leader of the Communist party, falls victim to his own system during the time of the Moscow trials. Accused and imprisoned for crimes he did not commit, Rubashov is forced to choose between the ideology he has faithfully followed for th ...
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Rebecca Nurse: Fact Vs. Fiction - 1,364 words
In his article, Why I Wrote The Crucible, Arthur Miller speaks of the 1950s which nobody seems to remember clearly- a time of fearful insanity and unrest. Anyone could be accused. Showing excessive opposition ensured prosecution. Most shrunk back from disputing the McCarthy hearings for fear of their safety. Now, this period of panic is viewed as absurd. As Miller describes Hitler as being almost comical to his generation, the modern generation sees the Salem witch trials as foolish scuffles between ignorant people. The actual events were much different as perceived. Just as a feud with a neighbor seems trivial to those not involved but of intense frustration to the embroiled , the trials we ...
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Henry James And "the Art Of Fiction" - 529 words
The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life. Stated Henry James in The Art of Fiction page 437. I agree with Mr. James that feelings and ambitions formed in characters do represent life. The idea of characters and how real they should is represented in page 440. Characters, in my opinion, form the novel itself. It is the characters and incidents corresponding in a novel, which make a good one. There are two kinds of characters: the round character, and the flat character. The round one has contradictions and develops with the progress of the novel. The flat character does not change; if it is good then that is the way it will stay, or if it is bad i ...
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The Key To Successful Fiction Is Characterisation - 821 words
Development of character forms the single, most important element of most works fiction, and the way in which we respond to the character has a major influence on our interpretation and response to the text. For example, try to imagine the short story As Boys to Wanton Flies by Michael Wilding, without the development of the protagonist, Lionel. Effective characterisation helps the reader to identify with the themes in the story, by presenting the issues & conflicts that the character experiences with its surrounding environment, and with other characters in the story. Characterisation, in conjunction with other narrative techniques, is the key to successful fiction. Characterisation is the ...
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Aids In Contemporary Gay And Lesbian Fiction - 765 words
Based on reflections made as part of activities of the project developed by me along with Professor Italo Morriconi at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, entitled Body and History in contemporary literature and culture: the writing of AIDS (critical reading and documentary researches), and having as its start point a comparative study on gay literature - more specifically, the writing of AIDS - I have decided to start a research about what seemed to be an important issue in the understanding of the homosexual literary production in the post-Stonewall era: the reference, in North American LGTB literature, of its most impressive contemporary mark, the AIDS epidemic. This project evolves ...
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Science Fiction Of Ray Bradbury Teaching Us Present Lessons - 351 words
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury was first published in 1951. Its a collection of very descriptive science fiction stories. These stories take place in the future and some take place on other planets. The stories in the Illustrated Man are set in the future. They teach us lessons about contemporary life. The Rocket shows us that if you want to be a good father you must give up something to please your children. Mr. Bodoni is a poor father. He has a lot of patience with his children and loves them very much to make the Mars hologram and the fake ship he built. It was his life long dream to fly on a rocket to Mars. He had finally saved up enough money to go there but he decides to make his ...
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The Hobbit By C.s. Lewis As A Contemporary Fiction Classic - 396 words
The Hobbit, written by C.S. Lewis, has to be considered one of the best literary works of contemporary times. The book gives the reader a wholesome dose of every emotion. You may experience joy, sadness, and laughter all in one chapter. The authors brilliant diction brings to life the characters and their surroundings as well as any book does. The books 310 pages are full of great, imaginative writing that will keep you flipping pages until the end. The story is based on the adventures of the middle-aged hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. Hobbits are creatures with characteristics much like those of people. Most of them enjoy lavish comforts and five meals daily. They rarely leave their hobbit holes for ...
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