Essay on First-Person Narrative

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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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 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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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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