Fiction Essay Examples

Consider the marriages that take place during Pride and Prejudice

Which is the most successful? Pride and Prejudice is a novel that deals primarily with the theme of marriage. Through the course of the plot, four weddings take place; between Lydia and Mr Wickam; Charlotte and Mr Collins; Jane and Mr Bingley; and Elizabeth and Mr Darcy. Some of these marriages are seen as more… View Article

Pride and Prejudice

Elizabeth seems to represent something of a departure form the conventional image of women of her time By Comparing Jane Austen’s characterisation of Elizabeth with that of the other female characters in the novel, and by examining it’s social context, discuss this verdict in the heroine of Pride and Prejudice. The novel “Pride and Prejudice”… View Article

Wollstonecraft, Austen and Goethe on women and love

The late 18th and 19th century was the beginning of a phenomenon which now is referred to as the Enlightenment period. Philosophers globally shared ideas and knowledge on various theories and began a new way of thinking on issues which previously had been swept aside and were considered taboo topics. The concept of feminism is… View Article

In The Shadow of the Glen

In the shadow of the Glen was written by J M Synge in 1914. Even before it was shown to anybody it caused arguments within the Irish Society because some people thought the play was shocking and unpatriotic and was an insult against Irish womanhood. The main point of the play was to celebrate Irish… View Article

Detective Fiction

The famous horror writer ‘Edgar Allen Poe’ first introduced detective Fiction in 1841 with ‘murder in the rue morgue’. Although Mr Poe was the creator of detective Fiction, he was not the one to make it as popular as it is today. Readers were more intrigued by Poe’s creative genre ‘Horror’. Poe’s ‘murder in the… View Article

How does the writer create suspense in the Tell Tale Heart?

The Tell Tale Heart is an extraordinary horror story. It was written by Edgar Allan Poe. His horror story keeps you interested, builds a lot of tension and creates suspense. I am going to write an essay on how Edgar Allan Poe creates suspense by explaining thoroughly all the techniques he uses. These techniques are,… View Article

‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Tell-tale heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe

Compare the two nineteenth century horror stories ‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Tell-tale heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe, showing how Poe uses a range of techniques to make his stories dramatic and effective. Edgar Allan Poe was an American author who wrote ‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Tell-tale Heart’. ‘The Black Cat’ written in 1845… View Article

Century Prose : Short Stories

Choose two of the pre-20th century short stories that you have studied. Compare and contrast the ways in which they make use of character, plot and language to create tension. The two chosen short stories to be compared and contrasted in such a way as to examine the tension created are “Hop-Frog” -otherwise known as… View Article

The Tell Tale Heart and The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bow

How effectively do Poe and Bradbury use narrative voice, narrative structure and language to create an atmosphere of suspense and horror in The Tell Tale Heart and The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl? Introduction Both of these short stories deal with murder, each centring on a killer: Poe’s neurotic young man is driven… View Article

How does Edger Allan Poe Use Language to Create a Sense of Drama Intention

“The Tell Tail Heart,” by Edger Allan Poe, is a novel in which tension and expectation play essential roles to the reader’s experience. The audience, generally well educated widely read adults, would appreciate this novel as a recollection of a clearly insane man. In order to “tell you the whole story”‘ Poe has written somewhat… View Article

“The raven” by Edgar A. Poe

Edgar allen poe is said to have implied that writing “the raven” was a methodical process, like solving a math problem, and that he wrote the end of it first and filled in the beginning afterwards. He also told one reporter that he had written “the raven” in a feverish passion over a couple of… View Article

English Literature Coursework

Compare and contrast at least two short stories by Edgar Allen Poe, paying particular attention to setting, atmosphere, characterisation, theme and language. Throughout this essay I will be comparing and contrasting Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Cask of Amontillado’. Edgar Allen Poe had a particular preference to what though was good writing… View Article