Stories Essay Examples

Pre-twentieth century stories

After the death of the mother shortly after giving birth to her and William Preston’s first child, the only other reference to women was that of Aunt Fanny. She takes the position of the mother within the household. I think that this, in itself, shows how women were portrayed and to some extent, are still… View Article

The stories Thrillers

It has a large effect on the reader when the climax of the encounters with Miriam leads Mrs Miller into running to her neighbours apartment, as the reader starts to feel an ending is getting nearer and nearer and makes the reader increasingly think about what is going to happen. After Harry (the husband of… View Article

Two detective stories

For my English coursework I am going to explain the similarities and the differences between the two detective stories The Speckled Band written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Forever After written by Jim Thomson. The Speckled Band was written in 1892, the detective in this story was none other than the famous Sherlock Holmes…. View Article

The Speckled Band’ Conan Doyle’s

Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories have withstood the test of time and still entertain people as books, films and television series. The secret of this success lies in the three ingredients within these books, for example, structure, character development and setting. In ‘The Speckled Band’, as in ‘The Man with the Twisted Lip’ and ‘The… View Article

Detective stories have been very popular from the mid 1900’s

The victim in ‘The Speckled Band’ was Helen Stoner and the victim in ‘The Gatewood Caper’ was Audrey, even though she kidnapped herself. Both the victims in the two stories were women and they had a problem with their fathers. Audrey’s grudge was mainly due to the loss of her mother. Both of their fathers… View Article

The Sherlock Holmes stories

The adventures of Sherlock Holmes are classic, timeless and popular stories that are read all over the world, although over one hundred years old. The unusual plots and diversity of characters are just two of the appealing qualities they have to offer. A modern reader would enjoy the tales as it proves a challenge to… View Article

The girls stories

What is there about Miller’s presentation of the society of Salem which allows the girls stories to be believed? In the 16th century, the lives of most people were centered around God. Many of the laws of the time were based from the Bible, the Ten Commandments in particular. It was believed at the time… View Article

Sherlock Holmes stories

Can the continued popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories be explained by the similarity to modern television detectives? Discuss this statement with reference to ‘The Speckled Band’. The Sherlock Holmes saga has a huge inspirational impact on today’s television detective stories. The reason why the Sherlock Holmes mysteries are so successful is because they contain… View Article

Reassuring aspects in the three stories

The aim of this essay is to explore the three texts (‘The Stolen Bacillus’, ‘Hop Frog’, and ‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band’) and to consider which aspects of the three stories affect us, how they influence us, and why they cause concern or console, either disturbing or reassuring us. It is concluded that there… View Article

Paths of Glory vs All Quiet on the Western Front

“Paths of Glory” and “All Quiet on the Western Front” are two different stories about the 1st world war. They are similar and different in their own ways. Many children born in North America usually grow up seeing war movies from the America’s point of view. This is different in Paths of Glory and All… View Article

Reliving a Memory through a Successful Narration

People weave hundreds of stories throughout the course of their lives. Most of them are experiences that brought fear, embarrassment or changes in their lives. More often than not, these stories are shared with other people in one way or another. Telling a story can be done through several ways. You can re-enact the scenario… View Article

Short stories

1. In Poe`s story he tries to create an effect for the reader. What is it, and how does he create it? The effect that Poe seeks to impart in the reader is how greed can lead to one’s downfall. This is created in the form of a cautionary tale where the victim’s blindness to… View Article

Why Althetes Use Ste Roids

There are two stories that we read that talked about Performance Enhancing Drugs. One was “Cheating and Cheating ” by Joe Posnanski, the other was “We, the Public the Best Athletes on Pedestals” by William Moller. Both of these stories explain in great detail on how using these drugs are wrong and change any game… View Article