Essay on First-Person Narrative

A&P Theme – 738 words – College

The story I am writing about is that is written by John Updike called “ A&P”. I believe the story is in relation to the immature judgment of adolescents in the 1960’s. A&P is a story about a young boy, Sammy, who has a job at a local grocery store, the A&P. Sammy works the […]

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The Outcast

In our lives we are constantly and naturally reaching out to connect with others. We only have a short time here on Earth, and we strive to share it – but everything comes with a price. In Celia Behind Me, the author Isabel Huggan, through a sensitive and blunt retrospective first person narrative, perceptive characterization, […]

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The Wasp Factory

This section of writing is taken from Chapter One which forms the opening of ‘The Wasp Factory’. In this first chapter the audience gains an insight into Frank’s attitudes and values for the first time. Frank leads a very disturbing life and as this is the first time we meet him it is essential for […]

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“The Happiest Refugee” by Anh Do

Expository texts. by definition. analyse and explicate information to edify or educate its readers. This type of text frequently provides readers with deeper penetrations about a topic. In The Happiest Refugee written by Anh Do. his experiences are used to demo the battles to populate a new life in a foreign state. With the conventions […]

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Analyse The Ending Ambiguous And The

Towards the end of the novel as Vernon faces the death penalty for a crime he didn’t commit, he has an outer body experience. The ending is indefinite as the reader is left questioning whether Vernon is alive or dead. The uncertainty of Vernon’s fate is worth exploring.From chapter twenty-six onwards, a chain of events […]

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The Pit and The Pendulum, An Encounter and The Pedestrian

The texts chosen for this study are: ‘The Pit and The Pendulum’ by Edgar Allan Poe and ‘An Encounter’ by James Joyce which, I feel, are appropriate as they provide comprehensive coverage of the themes analysed whilst managing to cover a historical period of some seventy years1. Poe’s piece is a dark, Gothic work which […]

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The Dubliners – “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 the audience to gain insight into the character’s thoughts feelings and dilemmas without using the first person narrative. Examples of when Joyce uses free […]

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The World’s Wife

Duffy very cleverly in “The World’s Wife” gets famous myths and tales from the past and turns them around making them have a totally different meaning to their originals. Duffy refers to the women in “The World’s Wife” as victims or outcasts. Duffy modernises the poems on a contemporary basis. In this way Duffy shows […]

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The Mortal Immortal

The Mortal Immortal was quite different than past assigned readings for several reasons. First, it was a short story rather than a long-winded, descriptive novel. This appealed to me because that, in itself, shows a turn to the modern side of literature. Gone are the days of praising the sublime and merely hinting at characters […]

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Analysis of Cut, by Patricia Mccormick

Cut, By Patricia McCormick, is a fine example of why some young adult fiction deserves literary serious consideration. As a first person account Cut is not only the story of a young adult’s journey through a mental illness, it also serves as a guide to help others find solutions to their own mental problems. The […]

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Similarities Decorum Est And Charge Of

These two poems have a lot of similarities and differences between them. “Charge of the Light Brigade” is a pro war poem and shows admiration for the young men, it is a third person narrative based on the Crimean war from 1854-1856. “Dulce et Decorum est” shows concern for the men that are risking their […]

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Reader Response to Cat in the Rain

This short story written by Hemingway is titled Cat in the Rain. The title suggests that something weak (‘cat’) is trapped in a difficult situation (‘rain’). Since cats are generally very afraid of water, being in the rain can be such a torture to them. From the title, it is hinted that the story may […]

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Lady’s Maid by Katherine Mansfield

“ Lady’s Maid “ is a short-story written by a Katherine Mansfield , a famous British writer , was first published in 1920 . It is the final story in the 1922 collection of her work, The Garden Party and Other Stories. The writer is well known for her psychological stories. In the “ Lady’s […]

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