A Story Essay Topics

Quest motif in John Cheever’s short story ‘The Swimmer’

The destination of any journey is a profound realization of some kind – literally, the realization of one’s goal, metaphorically often a consciousness of one’s reality. For an individual on a mission, a quest – the arrival at the truth is the final destination. The motif of quest has been used diversely in literature from… View Article

Sweeney’s story

The plot of the movie focuses solely around Sweeney Todd’s story. The musical version also contains tangent plots that touch on Sweeney’s story. These periphery plots round out the story and demonstrate how the characters lives unfold right into Sweeney’s hands. It is unknown whether the reduction in character development and plot is due to… View Article

The La Sylphide’s story

The ballet performed today and the ballet performed before are actually two different performances. The word or term ballet was originally used to refer to the dances performed by men, in the Italian court during the Renaissance period because it was thought to be disgraceful to women. The part of the ballet dance that should… View Article

Story of All America’s Cultures

In “Let’s Tell the Story of All American Cultures” (517), Yuh underlines the importance and necessity of community improvement. The key argument is that our children should be provided with skills to improve America, American society and assist in country’s further development. The author talks that she was brought up with the idea that America… View Article

Funding my used book store

This will be an outlet that deals in second-hand or used books. Literacy of a people is the foundation of a nation. We wish to encourage the culture of reading in order to eliminate illiteracy. We have chosen to go this route due to affordability. The shop’s name “Daily Books” is bound to be a… View Article

The Rattler Essay

The author?? s techniques in Rattler convey not only a feeling of sadness and remorse but also a sense of the man?? s acceptance of the snake?? s impending death. The reader can sense the purpose of the author?? s effective message through the usage of diction, imagery, and organization. The author uses diction in… View Article

Kate Winslet

These past few years of highschool have had its ups and downs, but overall it’s been amazing. I’d like to thank my friends and family for always believing in me. Congratulations to the grads of 2013, see you all in 10 years! A discriminating reader may take pleasure in reading “The Destructors”, over an immature… View Article

The Five Elements of a Short Story

Elements are the structures that build a strong story. The five elements of a story are character, figure of speech, form, theme, and symbolism. Insight is ability to see clearly or intuitively in the elements of a story and the story itself. Both “The Tiger,” by Erick Gentry, and “A Lesson in Discipline,” by Teresa… View Article

How to Choose a Good Book

When adults select books for children, we want to pick out good ones. The problem is, we’re not always sure what a “good book” means and just tend to choose be beneficial and desirable for young readers. We forge ahead, sometimes unaware of how we use to determine what is “good.” Adults choose the books… View Article

Compare Reunion Two Kinds

It often surprises me how different individuals from different cultures and backgrounds all come together in one country and share many experiences. Individuals like Amy Tan who was born among Chinese immigrants, John Cheever from Massachusetts and Louise Erdrich who comes from a Chippewa Indian and German background and was born in Minnesota. A vast… View Article

Raymond’s Run: POV change of Hazel

Raymond’s Run is a story written by Toni Cade Bambara who describes the events that take place in the life of a skinny girl named Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker, a little African-American girl with a squeaky voice (which gives her the nickname “Squeaky”) that has passion to run. In this story Hazel changes her views… View Article

Literature Terms

What does the term literature mean to you? Literature means to me is an escape from the troubles of the day. It also keeps me informed about events that may indirectly affect me in my everyday life. What makes something literary in your own mind? It has to be informative and relevant to the matter… View Article

Philippine Literature

There are many different forms of art that an artist can choose to express them emotionally. One of these forms of art is writing. When art and literature is compared they seem to share some of the same components. These include a structure, a tone, and a theme. In Robert Frost’s poem “Home Burial” he… View Article

Symbolism In English literature–“Gravity”

Symbolism is a good tool to use when we come across difficult abstract concepts such as life and death.For example, in her article entitled “Gravity”, David Leavitt tells us a story about how a mom named Sylvia encourages her HIV infected son Theo to live longer. When Theo started to have bad eye sight in… View Article

Character and Conflict in “The Most Dangerous Game”

Conflict and Character in “The Most Dangerous Game” There’s a popular worship song called “Love Knows No End” by Hillsong. Although it may be simply sung at church, I find it relative to General Zaroff, a hunting fanatic in “The Most Dangerous Game”. His ardent passion for the thrill of hunting led him to seek… View Article

General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level .c rs om 1123/11 ENGLISH LANGUAGE Paper 1 Writing Additional Materials: * 4 0 7 9 5 7 8 4 2 9 * October/November 2011 1 hour 30 minutes Answer Booklet/Paper READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST If you have been given an Answer Booklet, follow… View Article

Navigating Early

* Summary: * After his mother’s death the young Jack Baker is uprooted from his home in Kansas and is placed in a boarding school in Maine. At the boarding school he feels lost and out of place. While trying to impress the boys and find a place in his school, he can’t help but… View Article

Internal and External Conflicts

Materials • Copies of the attached Interior or Exterior Conflicts worksheet • Sticky notes • Short story Lesson 1. 2. Brainstorm with students the types of conflicts or problems they face on a daily basis, and write their responses on the board. Explain to students that there are two types of conflicts that people face… View Article

Daniel Suelo the Archetypal hero

The book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell proposes that all myths are essentially hero-quest stories, each of which rings a unique change on a universal pattern; a pattern he calls the “monomyth.” According to Campbell, the hero’s journey consists of three main moves: departure, initiation, and return. Within each of these… View Article

Once more to the lake

1. In the opening paragraphs, White’s attitude was of reminasance and awe. The nostalgia of his memory shared with us not once but twice. His urge to revisit the lake was strengthened with the readers urge to read just a bit more detail. White claws us into the memory with him, like we were there… View Article

TC Boyle’s Style

Style is a huge part of why authors sell their work. Their way of writing, the tone they set, and the mood create helps define their style. TC Boyle has a very unique style that draws readers in and places them into his world. Although dark, creepy and slightly morbid is his style, he has… View Article