Edgar Allan Poe Point Of View
1,143 wordsElements of Fiction in Poe = s Writing Edgar Allan Poe was an artist of literature. He was one of the greatest thriller / story tellers that America has known. He was known as "a seminal figure in the development in science fiction and the detective story. His writing came to have enormous importance for modern French literature" (X, John Richardson). Edgar Allan Poe wasn't out to frighten his audience. According to Piethman, his interest for his audience was within the human mind. In three of h...
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Critical Analysis Of Barn Burning By Faulkner
900 wordsAt first glance, the story Barn Burning seems just to be about a tyrannical father and a son who is in the grips of that tyranny. I think Faulkner explores at least one important philosophical question in this story were he asks at what point should a person make a choice between what his parent (s) and / or family believes and his own values? The main character and protagonist in this story is a boy named Colonel Sartoris. In this story, Sarty is faced with the decision of either going along wi...
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Dangerous Game General Zaroff
490 wordsIn the story, The Most Dangerous Game, it is evident that there are two main characters. The first is Rainsford and he is, in all extensive purposes, the protagonist. The second, the antagonist, is General Zaroff. There is one other character, Ivan, but he really is simply, just a butler to the antagonist. While, the story does elude that Ivan could be a bigger character if the wrong choice is made. The first character, Rainsford whom is the protagonist, has an interesting background, to say the...
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Robert Cormier The Chocolate War
812 wordsRobert Cormier's the Chocolate War In my essay I will reflect on Robert Cormier's the Chocolate War. This book is focused on the problem of unrestricted power of authority that can rule over and swallow people. The main idea of the novel is shown in the destiny of the main character. Jerry Renault tried to fight the authority of the mafia in his school. In this way he dared to disturb the universe and embodied the opposition of a morally strong and independently thinking personality to miserable...
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Willy And Biff Willy Loman
1,063 wordsIn the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Willy is both sympathized with and looked down upon throughout the story. Willy is a very complex character with problems and faults that gain both sympathy and also turn the reader off to him. Willy Loman is both the protagonist and the antagonist, gaining sympathy from the reader only to lose it moments later. The play begins with Willy as the antagonist, fighting with his wife Linda and a generally mean person. He insults his sons and scolds L...
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Falls In Love Hand In Marriage
679 wordsDate: June 1, 1999 Name of Book: Pride and Prejudice Name of Author: Jane Austen Publisher: Scholastic Book Services, a division of Scholastic Magazines, Inc. Copyright Date: Copyright 1962 by Scholastic Magazines, Inc. I. Briefly Describe: Protagonist: Elizabeth Bennet is the second of five girls born to Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. She s the father s favorite. Lizzy is pretty, but not as pretty as her sister, Jane. She has a hot temper, is stubborn, and holds grudges. In the book, Pride and Prejudice,...
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Brave New World Savage Reservation
839 wordsBRAVE NEW WORLD ASSIGNMENT In the novel Brave New World many events occurred that makes it difficult to decide whether John or Bernard Marx had more importance as being the protagonist or antagonist to help develop the plot. Both characters can be considered the protagonist as well as the antagonist. John and Bernard Marx, being the protagonists helped developed the main theme of selfishness throughout the novel. The reasons why selfishness is the dominant theme developed by these two main chara...
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Death Of A Salesman Minor Characters
601 wordsDeath of a Salesman Minor Characters In the play Death of a Salesman, the plot is affected by three minor characters: Ben, Charley and Howard. The minor characters help the story s protagonist, Willy, develop extensively throughout the course of the play; therefore, they are key elements in the advancing story line. This story line blends and contrasts Willy s closest companions, Ben and Charley. They represent two aspects of Willy s ideals. Howard, Willy s boss, functions in order to heighten t...
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William Shakespeare Macbeth Lady Macbeth
1,380 wordsMacbeth: Protagonist Becoming Evil The story Macbeth is like no other in plot and poetry. It sets itself apart from the rest by having a protagonist becoming evil. What makes Macbeth such a complicated character is the way his outlook keeps on changing throughout the play. This essay will prove that Macbeth is an evil man and was not overpowered by ambition to get what he wanted. This essay will also determine that certain characters like the witches did not force him to do evil; they simply tri...
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Farewell To Arms Hemingway Hero
845 wordsHemingway's Use of Heroes in A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway has the tendency to use his heroes in some unheroic ways. At first the hero may seem obvious, but later on it is discovered that the true hero is not who it seems to be. In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway uses the true hero to guide the main character into becoming a hero, but fails miserably. Hemingway characterizes his heroes as people with strength, courage, and bravery, but even heroes have their flaws. For example, Frederic Henry...
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Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Hamlet Tells
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Crying Of Lot 49 Real And What Is Fantasy Reader
784 wordsThe Crying of Lot 49 offers two journeys into the text: that of its protagonist Oedipa, and that which the reader is forced to take with her. His brilliant use of detail and word plays blur the lines between the two. The main factor in this journey is chaos, here referred to by its more scientific name entropy. Oedipa and the reader get lost in a system of chaos and the task of deciphering the clues within the intricate system. The reader has no choice but to become part of this system through c...
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Act 4 Scene Tragic Flaws
1,566 wordsA tragedy is the story of an individual whose downfall is brought about by specific defects in his character, tragic flaws. The play, Othello, is a twisted tale of deceit and revenge. Iago creates an alternate world filled with lies, that unfortunately consumes the trusting and naive Othello. Othello s downfall comes about due to a combination of the influence of Iago and the fatal character flaws of the otherwise virtuous Othello. Iago absolutely hates Othello. He is angry with Othello for prom...
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Romantic Suspense Classic Mystery Detective
660 wordsEssay on Mystery The classic mystery story contains many key parts, and some of these are present in my novel, while some are not. I think the major and most important similarity between mine and that of a classic is the fact that they both deal with murder. Homicide. Assassinations. The ole bump-off. Killing. Manslaughter. Anyway you look at it, both my novel and most novels from the Hounds of Baskerville to Murder on the Orient Express. My novel deals with this murder in a more dramatic sense,...
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Antigone Tragic Hero
848 wordsJames Monahan Mrs. Mc Nicholas English 4 AP 11 December 2000 Creon as Tragic Hero Since the play? s inception, there has always existed a contention concerning the true hero of Sophocles? Antigone. It is a widely held belief that Antigone must be the main character simply because she and the drama share name. This is, of course, a very logical assumption. Certainly Sophocles must have at least meant her to be viewed as the protagonist, else he would not have given her the play? s title. Analytic...
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Crime And Punishment Makes The Reader
715 wordsThere is no one no on in the whole world now so unhappy as you! (381). Often, authors impose misery and self sacrifice upon their character to give the reader a sense of sympathy for those characters. After all, who would care about a hero who has everything going for him? Oddly enough, there is something attractive about a monk traveling the countryside, doing good deeds and starving. Mercilessly, authors mold their characters into such monks, dragging them through economically unstable times a...
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Human Beings Hold True
1,364 wordsFrancois-Marie About de Voltaire, in his satirical masterwork Candide, critiques both society and humanity wit little mercy. The author obviously seeks to expose all of the human races self-deceptions and weaknesses, but he does so with great humor. Voltaire gives delight with his humor while planting the deeper message about the fallibility and corruption of humanity. This contradiction holds the power of Voltaires writing. Candide provides a horrific portrait of the human condition, but it doe...
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Silence Of The Lambs Point Of View
853 wordsIn the book? Silence of the Lambs? (Harris, 1988) the whole plot is based around three main characters. Clarice Starling is a precociously self-disciplined FBI trainee who is put into the position of trying to unravel the mind of an evil genius, Hannibal? the cannibal? Lecter, in order to find the answers needed to capture the serial killer, Jame Gumb, also known as? Buffalo Bill. ? The psychological background is very strong in all of the characters, lending to their believability, except for s...
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Affair With Abigail John Proctor
1,047 wordsThe primary dramatic focus in the play The Crucible is the moral struggle of its protagonist, John Proctor. Certain characteristics of John Proctor s character and also the environment of the Puritanical Salem alleviated this problem for him. The main issues running through out the play are a series of dilemmas that John Proctor faces. The first and foremost of these is his guilt over his adulterous affair with Abigail Williams, the second his hesitation to testify against Abigail to bring out t...
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D H Lawrence Sons And Lovers
985 wordsAs a twentieth century novelist, essayist, and poet, David Herbert Lawrence brought the subjects of sex, psychology, and religion to the forefront of literature. One of the most widely read novels of the twentieth century, Sons and Lovers, which Lawrence wrote in 1913, produces a sense of Bildungsroman 1, where the novelist re-creates his own personal experiences through the protagonist in (Niven 115). Lawrence uses Paul Morel, the protagonist in Sons and Lovers, for this form of fiction. With h...
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