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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What was new about Modernist literature

As Ezra Pound maintained, the objective of modernist literature was to ‘make it new’ (Pound; 1934). However, one cannot perceive a definition of such a large literary movement, without, in the post-structuralist manner, by defining its binary definition; realism. Realism was a traditional, non-experimental form of writing which can be characterised by its ‘chronological plots, […]

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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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‘Perfume’ by Patrick Suskind

This extract of ‘Perfume’ by Patrick Suskind written in first-person narration explores and captures the author’s portrayal of the olfactory sense in eighteenth century France, where rests the foulest city of stench, Paris. The diction, literary devices and on top of that, the use of revolting visual imagery to describe each particular unappealing smell encompassing […]

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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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Is the inherent pessimism of F Scott Fitzgerald exposed

The Great Gatsby (GG) conveys the past as a painful memory, wishing to be masked by individuals (namely Gatsby) and never fully exposed to the surrounding society. Gatsby conceals his truthful past, specifically his family history and background, which is only uncovered after his murder. There is a similar disguise in Cat on a Hot […]

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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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The littlest Hitler

To see how far you can go and to try out limits can be fun. Just not when you take it too far. Children do not always know the consequences of their actions, but life among children can be fun. Just not when bullying is a theme and the power of popularity enters into it. […]

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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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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and A Clockwork Orange

‘A Clockwork Orange’ and ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ obviously possess a myriad of differences. Burgess’ work depicts a bizarre surrealist vision of the future, where milk is laced with LSD and ‘ultraviolence’ is the favourite pastime of the disaffected youth, whereas Kesey’s novel portrays a contemporary (but still dysfunctional) society within our own. […]

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Arcadia – College

Tom Stoppard entitled his play Arcadia, which sets in the readers’ minds an idea of an idyllic region (distant places – as romantics used to frequently refer to in their works). It is a region which after the collapse of the Roman power in the west of Greece, became part of the Byzantine Empire. It […]

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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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Introduction to African Literature

In the dictionary ‘Le Petit Larousse 2003’ literature is defined as a field embracing written and oral works to which an aesthetic aim is acknowledged. This definition upholds the assertion that African literature has ever existed in the oral form. African forms of literature are interesting not only as far as anthropological perspectives are concerned, […]

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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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Russell Roberts-The Choice-Book Report

There was a beautiful garden with a spacious track for the joggers. The remaining space of the garden was full of flower plants and saplings. The vacant patches were like green carpets, with finely trimmed grass. Everything was so beautiful about it. It was a like the transit camp for the chirping birds. Over the […]

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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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