Prose Essay Topics

Prose Coursework Great Expectations

The opening three chapters of Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations are effective as they grab the reader’s attention and keep them interested wanting to read more. This is what every author strives to do at the beginning of a novel. Charles Dickens’ does this by creating effects by using a variety of methods. The methods… View Article

Lord of the Flies Coursework

“Show how Golding creates a world of increasing violence in the novel Lord of the Flies is an allegorical novel, written shortly after the Second World War. It tells a story of school boys deserted on a island , and their struggle to manage, by an omniscient narrator who comments on setting and movement. This… View Article

Welcome Home Sylvia

Sylvia couldn’t sleep; no matter how much she tried she just couldn’t do it. She was just lying on the hard hospital bed with the uncomfortable, smelly, brown covers right up to her bright red lips with her eyes tightly shut. She pulled the covers down and peered, quite predominantly at the clock on her… View Article

Prose Written Before Nineteen Hundred

This assessment objective requires students to respond to the question with views informed by the interpretations of others. By others is meant fellow students, teachers and, more obviously, professional critics. Others can also refer to cultural perspectives adopted from varying standpoints: religious, political, class, age or gender based. The requirement can be looked at in… View Article

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is not just the story of a brilliant but flawed man who succumbs to temptation, it is also the story of a man who is a victim of his own society and culture.’ In ‘The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ it seems that… View Article

“The Dubliners” a collection of short stories by James Joyce

James Joyce wrote “The Dubliners”, a collection of short stories. One in particular called “Eveline” influenced the narrative seen in “Far From Home” “Far From Home” is written in the third person and is a character driven story. Free indirect discourse has been used to make the reader relate to the character. This technique allows… View Article

Dubliners – Coursework

Q) What picture do you think that Joyce gives of growing up in Dublin in the era when the book was written? A) While Joyce was growing up in Ireland he became disenchanted with his nation and the oppressive influence the Catholic Church had over the country. Joyce’s intention when writing the book was to… View Article

Is Jekyll And Hyde Just A Gothic Horror

‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson is a typical Gothic horror story in the way the novel is written and described. Some people may disagree with this statement because in the Cambridge guide to English literature, Gothic fiction is described as – a type of novel or romance popular in the late… View Article

‘Araby’ by James Joyce

What impression of Dublin and its people does James Joyce give in his story ‘Araby’? James Augustine Alrysius Joyce, an Irish writer, was born in Dublin 2nd February 1882 and died in Zurich, Switzerland 13th January 1941. He was born into a well-off Catholic family and was the eldest surviving child; two of his siblings… View Article

Themes and narrative devices introduced in The Sister

Analyse the main themes and narrative devices introduced in ‘The Sisters’ There are many themes and narrative devices introduced in the short story ‘The Sisters’ from the collection ‘Dubliners’ by James Joyce. Themes include the moribund nature and the simony of the Dublin Catholic Church of the time, Home Rule and contemptus mundi. Some narrative… View Article

‘The Old Nurse’s Story’ By Elizabeth Gaskell

Examine how a sense of mystery, terror and suspense is created and maintained in ‘The Old Nurse’s Story’ By Elizabeth Gaskell. You should consider specifically, how successful the story is as a piece of Gothic fiction. The Gothic Novel is a type of prose fiction, first introduced around the 1760s by Horace Walpole’s The Castle… View Article

Dubliners, Counterparts

1. The main character of the story is Farrington, an alcoholic who works as a clerk, and is bullied and verbally abused by his boss, Mr. Alleyne. Miss Delacour plays the role of a wealthy client. Mr. Shelley is the head clerk at Farrington’s office. The characters Nosey Flynne, O’Halloran, Callan, Paddy Leonard are the… View Article

English and English Literature Coursework Dubliners

“These stories are all about escape and how characters are unable to escape.” In the light of this quotation, I am going to discuss Dubliners, with close detailed reference to two of the stories, “Eveline” and “The Boarding House.” There are many similarities between these two stories, as well as contrasts. In “Eveline,” her father… View Article

The short stories in Dubliners by James Joyce

‘Nothing is unnecessary, and nothing is spelled out; we are expected to supply the missing pieces ourselves.’ This refers to the style of the short stories in Dubliners. Each of the fifteen stories are written in this way. The first few stories refer to the specific theme of childhood, and they are all narrated by… View Article