Fiction Essay Examples

Gun control has been a controversial issue for years

“Gun control has been a controversial issue for years. A vast majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting. These people are penalized for… View Article

Elie Wiesel- Night

In one scene taken from the novel Night, Elie Wiesel conveys a powerful experience based on his first arrival at Auschwitz. The beginning of this scene starts off with dialog and this technique is also used much throughout the rest of the scene. The use of this literary technique allows the reader to become submerged… View Article

Ashbe and John Polk in ” Am I Blue,” by Beth Henley

The environment that we live in can shape or change a person’s personality to who theybecome. This is one of the depictions in the one act play “Am I Blue,” written by Beth Henley. This play illustrates the two main characters, John Polk Richard and Ashbe Williams, of havingvery different influences and very different personalities,… View Article

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and Merry Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

For this piece of coursework I will be writing and comparing the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with that of Merry Shelley’s Frankenstein. I will be comparing how each monster came about and the relation between thenIntroduction:Victor Frankenstein is a scientist obsessed with trying to create life and stop death, to do… View Article

The Frankenstein novel and Coleridge’s rime of the ancient mariner

Mary Shelley and Samuel Taylor Coleridge are two established writers of the Romantic era. Works by both writers are unique in many ways. The profound influence of Coleridge’s ” The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere” is reflected in Shelly’s “Frankenstein” in terms of narrative structure, themes and literary techniques. This essay will compare and contrast… View Article

The Catcher In The Rye: Why It Is An American Classic?

This essay was written by a 16 Year Old (2006) in a selective high school (Sydney) in the top English class (later on became Dux of English). Was chosen to be the ‘model’ essay, so I guess its an A+ or 10/10. 2000 words. *********************The Catcher In The Rye has been renowned as a classic… View Article

April Raintree : Storyline Plot

Through out this novel, a lot of tragic and powerful events transpire. They make the reader think quite a bit on what they have just read and after this, you tend to react. These events and occurrences are the main idea behind the story and they continue to constantly grab your attention and you keep… View Article

Who Was More of a ‘Monster’, Frankenstein or His Creation?

One approach to this question would be to say that the creature in ‘Frankentein’ was himself the only monster. However, as we soon realise, the creature is benevolent at heart and only becomes monstrous due to the unjust way in which society treats him. The bleak, miserable world which Shelley portrays, full of hypocrisy, oppression… View Article

“A visit of Charity” by Eudora Welty

In the short story, “A visit of Charity” by Eudora Welty, a fourteen -year old Campfire girl whose name is Marian, visits an elderly home to earn points. The way Marian slowly makes her way from the bus stop to the nursing home shows reluctance. The author’s purpose was to describe a young child’s experience… View Article

Theme of “Checkouts”

In the story, “checkouts”, the theme is very capturing, many people can relate to the story. The author Cynthia Rylant uses the theme of love. That love eventually leads to irony. The girl and boys fancy for each other gets intriguing , and shows that love can lead to anything. The story beings with the… View Article

Acquainted With the Night, An AP Analysis

Robert Frost, the author of, “Acquainted With the Night” uses many literary devises to tell the speaker’s attitude toward the city and the speaker’s current life. Frost uses language such as diction and imagery, details, and metaphors to reveal the speaker’s attitude of loneliness and depression. Diction plays a major role in helping the audience,… View Article

Robert Cormier: Facts & Criticism

Robert Edmund Cormier, also known by his pseudonym… John Fitch IV, was born on January 17, 1925, in Leominster, Massachusetts. He was the second of eight children. He attended Fitchburg State College and for 30 years he worked as a journalist for the local newspaper. It wasn’t until 1960, when he was in his late… View Article

“The Metamorphosis” written by Franz Kafka

“The Metamorphosis,” written by Franz Kafka in 1912, follows several societal patterns that are frequently observed in Kafka’s other works. The idea of growth and degradation is one of these patterns. Another is the aspect of human nature that causes deception as a defensive device. Within “The Metamorphosis” these two key patterns come together to… View Article

Luscious literary elements

All well written stories are composed of specific elements that capture the reader’s imagination and thoughts. An author is usually identified by a definitive style, whether it be romance, historical, the use of suspense, and even biographical. Successful authors such as Washington Irving, use particular literary elements including a well thought out and instructive theme,… View Article

“The Painted Door” By Ross Sinclair

Ross Sinclair used, the literary device, irony in many ways throughout his short story “The Painted Door.” This short story takes place in the great depression of the 1930’s in Saskatchewan during a horrific blizzard. Two of the three characters, Ann and Steven, are the main cause of most of the irony expressed in this… View Article