Narrative Essays

Bartleby, the Scrivener

The nameless narrator of the story starts off by introducing Bartleby to the readers as “strange”: But I waive the biographies of all other scriveners for a few passages in the life of Bartleby, who was a scrivener the strangest I ever saw or heard of (Melville 546). Throughout the entire story, the lawyer will go through numerous thought processes where he tries to reflect and explain why Bartleby is the way that he is but the lawyer never succeeds….

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Critical Analysis_ Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Please respond the following questions in regards to story elements that include an exploration in terms of character, setting, structure of timing, point of view( POV), themes and issues, cause and effect, opening and closure, camera work, lighting, sound, performance, and editing. 1. How is the character believability achieved? (Provide examples from film) They seem so realistic and believable as real people because of the detailed facial expressions the animators focused on to add emotion and the buildup of the…

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_castles Don’t Have Phones, Asshole!_ by Jodi Parker

Please take a minute to compose yourself for what you are about to experience is like no other. Now that you are settled, if this is your first time indulging in the midnight cult sensation that is Rocky Horror Picture Show, there are a few things you must know, and antici (“say it!”) pate. This movie has no real point, except be yourself, express your sexuality and just have fun. First, you will need your props : red lipstick (keep…

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Response to Thirteen Reasons Why

The book I read was Thirteen reasons why by Jay Asher, the style of this book is kinda mysterious. The book develop through the two narratives shifting between the two man characters Hanna Baker and Clay Jensen. The story of Thirteen Reasons Why takes place in a small town in present time. The town is not actually named in the book, but author Jay Asher explains that many of the places Clay Jensen visits from the map are places similar…

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Cubism and Multiplicity of Narration in the Waste Land

Abstract The aim of this essay is to consider the multiplicity of narration in The Waste Land and its relationship in enrichment of content and meaning in the poem. There is an attempt to convey the Cubist traits and find concrete examples in the poem. This study will try to specify evidences for conformity of cubism and multiplicity of narration in the poem. While Eliot juxtaposed so many perspectives in seemingly set of disjointed images, there is “painful task of…

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Narrative

I have always believed that I am destined for greater things. As a young child, I have always been involved with things and circumstances that could help mold me into a better individual. I was always inspired to discover new things that were beyond my knowledge, and my unstoppable quest for answers were beneficial. I never thought that a  tragedy that struck our family would forever change my view on life.             My grandfather and I had this inseparable bond…

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Narrative Technique in Maupassant’s

The two short stories, Guy de Maupassant’s Boule de Suif and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper would seem to have but little in common, at a first glance. Although not very distant in time, the texts are written using a very different narrative technique. Maupassant’s story is told from the point of view of the traditional, omniscient narrator who oversees the development of the action and the interaction of the characters from a vantage point. On the other hand,…

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_by and By_ by Amy Bloom

“By and By” by Amy Bloom is told through a first-person narrative from the perspective of the deceased protagonist’s roommate. Though the narrator shifts in and out of past and present tense, the story is simple. Anne (the protagonist) went on a camping trip with her boyfriend Teddy, and Eugene Trask (the antagonist) suddenly appeared to murder Teddy, then he kidnapped Anne, resulting in her missing for four days. In the end, Eugene tried to rape her near Lake Pleasant,…

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Jizz in My Pants Analysis

Suspense is an element of plot that creates a state of tension or uncertainty. One type of suspense is when the action is “slowed to a crawl.” Another type is when the writer continues to add complications to an event or situation. Both of these types of suspense are displayed in Lois Lowry’s, “The Giver.” “Jonas felt more and more certain that the destination lay ahead of him, very near now in the night that was approaching. None of his…

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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell’s 2000 bestseller, discusses how some trends becomes gigantically popular while others fade away in the background without even leaving any mark. The Tipping Point, he says, is “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point,” (12) where the “unexpected becomes expected, where radical change is more than possibility” but already a certainty. (13-14) It is when certain ideas, products, messages or behaviors suddenly turn into something of an epidemic, where everyone or majority…

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Casablanca Case

The purpose of this analytical essay is to broach two specific subjects in the film Casablanca. First query of analysis is how the opening credits are presented. Do they relate to meaning? Why does the film start in the way it does? Examining how the opening credits are presented, there are two striking elements that are being portrayed; the choice of music and the choice of narrative. In regards to the first constituent, music, the choice landed on a piece…

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Analysis of God Sees the Truth But Fail Leo Tolstoy

The story is spread over a period of 26 years, where the main character Aksionov changes over time. He becomes a person whom everyone in the prison, including the guards, trust. He was liked for his meekness and his fellow prison mates respected him. He was called’ grandfather’ and ‘The saint’. He became the spokesman for petitions and was the person to whom people came to when they had quarrels or any kind of problem. He is interpreted as a…

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was a United States abolitionist, journalist, lecturer, who escaped slavery and urged other blacks to do likewise before and during the American Civil War. As a forceful and eloquent orator and a writer of inspiring prose, he was probably emancipation in the 19th century. Frederick Douglass conceived of freedom for blacks note merely as the abolition of slavery but also as their advancement in social and economic status. He saw the black cause as part of a broad…

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Homework on _once More to the Lake_

White says that he seemed to be living “a dual existence” as a father in the present and as a son in the remembered life of the past. Point to some moments when that dual existence seems most natural and to some when it seems more difficult to maintain. What seems to explain the differences to him and to you? Ans; Some of the moments when that dual existence seems most natural are when he got back there at the…

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The Tale of Tonyo the Brave by Maria Aleah G. Taboclaon

COME here, mga apo. You want me to tell you a story? Then you must come nearer, and sit at my feet. Don’t interrupt me, as my memory is as fleeting as the summer breeze, and you may find that an interrupted story is worse than no story at all. I had been telling you war stories before, of things that happened to your father and to your father’s father, who was my brother. Now, what I am going to…

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