Fiction Essay Examples

Why is it important that Mr. Bingley moves into Netherfield?

We learn from the Authors narrative at the very outset of the novel, Pride and Prejudice, that “it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of good fortune must be in want of a wife”. By using “must” rather than might or could all contingency is removed by Jane Austen. This… View Article

Critical response to ‘Z for Zachariah’

The book I read is ‘Z for Zachariah’ by Robert C. O’Brien. I enjoyed this book because it contained few but excellent characters and is full of mystery and suspense. ‘Z for Zachariah’ is about a sixteen-year-old girl, called Ann Burden who thinks she is the only person to survive a nuclear war. However, as… View Article

I’m the King of the Castle

Qn: In her after word, the writer talks about “the evil – for I think I evil-of Hooper”. What do you think the novel says about the nature of evil in people? In my perspective, I do not believe that people are born evil. “Evil” is undisputedly an arbitrary term whereby different people have different… View Article

Extract One: Explore how the author presents Hyde in this extract

Hyde is presented as an ugly, deformed creature in the first extract, who seems to be naturally evil and causes others to feel so much hatred towards him. His actions instantly show his evil character when he “trampled calmly over the child’s body”. The verb, trampled shows his aggressions and his intent to harm the… View Article

Can Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde be seen as a commentary on Victorian Society?

In the Victorian times of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, keeping an impeccable image and social profile is of great concern to upper middle-class professionals. But behind the strict rules of their society lie desire, temptation and curiosity. Robert Louis Stevenson focuses on three professionals, two doctors and a lawyer, who are representative of this… View Article

To What Extent Is Stevenson’s Novel Critical of Science and Scientists?

During the 19th Century, science had experienced great expansion. The theory of evolution had been discovered and published to the public, proving the idea of human evolution from apes. There was the discovery of new elements in science, therefore allowing chemical reactions. A profession as scientists had become acceptable in society and was a well-paid… View Article