Narration Essay Examples

The Colour Purple Celie’s Narration

Plan Oppression/portrayal of women in withering heights and color purple Intro – In this essay I will be talking about the way in which women are oppressed and portrayed In WHO and Point 1 – Catherine – trying to break out of Victorian expectations of women (miserable, feisty, natures child) but eventually ends up conforming […]

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Top Girls by Caryl Churchill

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill dramatises contemporary life in 1980s Britain depicting a time of change and shifting priorities and expectations as far as women were concerned within society. The period was characterised by Britain’s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Yet unlike the country’s political agenda, Theatre was not driven by a female force. […]

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Madame Bovary neither glorifies nor punishes adultery

Madame Bovary was written in 1857 in a time of great social unrest in France. The Revolution in 1772 had led to some movement towards the establishment of equality between the sexes, however, this was to be temporarily abolished with the re-introduction of the monarchy and women’s roles within society were redefined once more. The […]

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Ulysses Paper

While no major events take place in the opening chapter of Ulysses, it remains an important one because it introduces the elements that will play out as the novel continues. In relation to the rest of the novel, the opening chapter raises a series of questions that the reader expects the remainder of the novel […]

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“Remains of the day” and “A room with a view”

The first major difference you notice when examining the structure of the two novels is the way they are set out and built upon. Remains of the day is a travel diary, it is an account of a wasted life and a story about missed chances. It is centred around a motoring trip that the […]

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Narration Analysis of “the Cask of Amontillado”

The first-person narration style of “The Cask of Amontillado” is essential in creating the original quality of the story. The reason this is so important in this particular story, is because when a sane killer, Montresor, is allowed to tell the story from his point of view, the reader gets a unique, disturbing look into […]

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Luncheon on the Grass

As I got the book named “An Introduction to Literature”, its chapter 27 caught my attention immediately since its printings not only more subtle but also with some famous paintings in it. Being an Arts teacher in junior high school, I have to admit that it is relatively difficult for junior high school students to […]

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Golden Age

The crime-fiction genre is a longstanding genre which deals with the thrill and suspicion of ensnaring a villain, often by means of a fascinating process of thoughtful deduction. The perennial interest generated by villains and their associated crimes means that the genre is still very popular, though it has undergone development to make it more […]

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Atonement

Atonement conveys a dichotomous message. Ian McEwan – the reality, the tangible author – is supplemented by a deeper layer; his construct – the potentially unreliable narrator – Briony Tallis. Essentially, branding any of the enigmatic individuals offered to us in Atonement as ‘heroes’ and ‘villains’ is impossible – and indeed unjust – simply because […]

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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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Sherlock Jr

Sherlock Jr. released was in USA in April 1924. It was directed by Buster Keoton, produced by Metro pictures and Buster Keaton Productions. It was released in Black and white era. It is a 35mm film of length 45 minutes. Producer: Joseph M. Schenck; scenario: Clyde Bruckman, Jean Haves, and Joseph Mitchell; photography: Elgin Lessley […]

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Sharper than any Two-Edged Sword

Sharper than any two-edge sword: the word of God in the Synoptic Gospels by Barbara E Bowe contains the importance of understanding God’s teaching for Christians. The three synoptic gospels; Matthew, Mark and Luke shares the same viewpoint when it comes to the narration of Jesus’ story. The word of God is Sharper than any […]

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Coetzee’s Susan and Foe

Foe is a literary piece created by J. M. Coetzee in 1986, based on a refurbishing of the novel Robinson Crusoe – which was a classic by Daniel Defoe, added with a feminine protagonist in the character of Susan Barton. She was cased on an island together with Robinson Crusoe, or Cruso, and Friday. The […]

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Physical and Imaginary Bridges in Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar

The Second World War has had a great influence on all spheres of human life. Art and culture, which usually reflect events that happen in the society, have also developed new tendencies. During the afterward period several new trends appeared in literature. New Humanism appeared as a response to the atrocities of the war. It […]

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Analysis of the Text Up the Down Staircase

Bella “Bel” Kaufman (born May 10, 1911) is a Russian-American professor and author, best known for writing the 1965 best-seller Up the Down Staircase. Kaufman was born in Berlin, Germany, where her father was studying medicine. Although born in Germany, her native language was Russian. She was raised in Odessa. She emigrated to the United […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale

At first, The Handmaid’s Tale (1986) may purely seem like a reconstruction of events. However, when examined more closely the reader can see that Atwood has used many narrative and poetic techniques. Each of these devices develop the novel into so much more than just a simple reconstruction of events, it becomes a precise and […]

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Wayang Kulit

The Indonesian word ‘wayang’ is derived from a word meaning ‘shadow’ or ‘ghost’. These intricately cut and perforated shadow puppets are made from buffalo hide. ‘Kulit’ means ‘leather’ or ‘skin’. Today, it is spread out, in various forms and guises, across Asia – from Turkey and China to Indonesia and of course, Malaysia. Wayang Kulit […]

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The Chieftest Mourner by Aida Rivera-Ford

The short story focuses on Filipino conventions during the wake of loved ones. It’s also a twist of Filipino stereotypes regarding social conventions such as the ‘kabit’ or the second wife/mistress, as compared to the first wife. The story is narrated in a somewhat unbiased, childlike tone but it’s actually flavored with insight and implicit […]

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Edgar Allen Poe

When looking at a piece of literature through a psychological approach it is easy to apply Sigmund Freud’s theories of the id, ego, and superego, which focus on conscious and unconscious behavior. When analyzing many of Poe’s works, critics tend to look through a psychological lens. Specifically in Poe’s The Black Cat. Some critics believe […]

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Language as a Process of Othering in Amitav Ghosh’s the Shadow Lines

In this tutorial I question the ideas of ‘language’ and ‘othering’, removing any preconceived notions from my mind, starting a fresh research and pondering process to form an opinion. I debate both sides of the coin, fully cognizant of the fact that it is more like a multi-faceted dice and that only two perceptions are […]

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Adelaida Garcia Morales’ El Sur Seguido de Bene

Translated in the English language as ‘The South and Bene,’ Adelaida Garcia Morales’ two novellas, originally written and published in 1985 as ‘El Sur Seguido Bene,’ and later in 1999 made available to the English reading populace carrying the aforementioned translated title, affords its readers a glimpse of Spanish life in the post civil war […]

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