Character Essay Topics

Abraham & Isaac

In this classical piece of art, there is a connection with the biblical story of Abraham abiding to God’s command. Abraham is commanded to sacrifice his one and only son. “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt-offering on… View Article

Pirandello and Reality TV: When Fine Lines Get Blurred

Introduction Pirandello’s play Six Characters in Search of an Author broke ground by challenging our perceptions of what is real and not.   In the play, the “invisible barrier”—setting apart the actors from their play—is torn down as characters otherwise trapped within the confines of text from a novel or short story emerge into real life,… View Article

The Fatal Battle of Man versus Nature

In 1908, Jack London published his revised version of To Build a Fire. It was popular for many reasons, yet one attraction to the story was the predominant themes that he involved in all his stories. Within this story, the theme of man versus nature is predominant, and is highlighted when the main character is… View Article

The Protagonists Analysis

The protagonists in Jane Austen’s Emma, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Chaim Potok’s My Name is Asher Lev are similarly portrayed as conflicted youths facing social and personal challenges in an arduous journey to maturity. Along the way Emma, Huckleberry and Asher learn more about themselves and their social environment and somehow… View Article

The Big Sleep

In the books The Big Sleep and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, both authors, Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep) and Simon Armitage (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight), create the protagonist of each story into archetypal knights. The protagonist of The Big Sleep is named Phillip Marlowe and in Sir Gawain and the Green… View Article

“The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs

Setting: The main setting of “The Monkey’s Paw” would be stationed around the Laburnam Villa, the White family home. We enter the story by the weather being dark and stormy, but as soon as we walk into the Villa, it’s immediately warm and comfortable. As the story progresses deeper, the Villa becomes more haunting and… View Article

Aristotle On Plot

In his Poetics, Aristotle considered plot (mythos) the most important element of drama–more important than character, for example. A plot must have, Aristotle says, a beginning, middle, and an end, and the events of the plot must causally relate to one another as being either necessary or probable. Character: A character is a person in… View Article

Runaway Girl by Carissa Phelps

In Runaway Girl by Carissa Phelps the reader knows from the beginning that the main character, Carissa, can’t stand discipline and runs away when authority steps in her way. Nevertheless, she creates friendships with people she thinks she can trust, but only ends up getting hurt by their dishonesty and greediness. Carissa is a rebellious,… View Article

Eddie Carbone

Eddie Carbone is a complicated character, some say he is a villain due to the actions that he takes, others sympathise with him, saying that he is a victim. You can view him in different lights, although he acts, some may say, in a villainous manner, he is a victim of his feelings, confused and… View Article

Fuddy Meers

They play was quite an interesting play with its use of comedy and tragedy. The actors did a terrific job on portraying the characters. The set was small so it was much easier to see their reactions. The introduction to the play was pretty unique with those people in tight pants and glitter all over… View Article

Heart of Darkness Critical Paper

Joseph Conrad’s novel, Heart of Darkness, is a work of complexity. “His stories often represent and suggest more than they say” (Skinner). Conrad gives the novel a perplex side through his tactfully written words. This unique language that Conrad uses gives a sense of duality to many phrases in the novel. The double meanings of… View Article

How Does the Writer Tell the Story in the Road Pages 24-7

The narrative in Pages 24-7 is based on the main character taking his son to see the old house he lived in. It consists of generally a sad tone because he is reminiscing his past and how he has lost it all. This part of the novel begins neutrally, but with an apocalyptic atmosphere to… View Article

Convenience Store and Freedom Writers Assignment

The character I’ve chosen is Eva Benitez , is a 18 year teenage Mexican American girl short wave hair , tan skin wears red lipstick and hoop earrings has that tomboyish look . Life changes during her childhood. The first day of school for Eva she was waiting for her dad to take her to… View Article

Son of Satan

Three kids were sitting in a backyard. The sun was shining, they were young. Two of them were 12 years old, Hass and Morgan. The youngest one, who’s also the narrator and the main character, was 11. They sat there, smoked cigarettes, and talked about an important situation. The main character claimed that he had… View Article

Techniques of Establishing Character

Opening a new business is never an easy task. Various factors count while starting a new venture and much is at stake. However the formalities and the difficulties also depend on the country one wants to do business in. Every country has certain rules and regulations as regards to doing businesses on its land. El… View Article

Heroic Criminals

All throughout childhood we are taught that breaking the law is bad and the people who do are criminals and should be punished. Edward Abbey, author of The Monkey Wrench Gang, and Carl Hiaasen, author of Sick Puppy, alter these thoughts. Both novels focus on adventuresome environmentalists who stir up trouble in means of standing… View Article

The Dramatic Form and Riders to the Sea

Drama is a play that is written for theatre production. In drama the characters use direct through the voice of a narrator. The authors of dramatic pieces use dialogue to tell their story. Therefore, the characters in a play, tell the story using speech. Actors impersonate the characters by reciting the words that are written… View Article

The Play “Twelfth Night”

The plotline in many of Shakespeare’s comedies are often considered complicated and confusing. The plots of these plays usually follow a general structure where a comedy contains five acts and where the climax of the play is found in the third. This is where where a big event in the play is carried out to… View Article

Order in the World vs. Savagery

Choose a theme and explain how that theme influences the system of rules and order the boys establish when they arrive on the island, and what happens when the rules disintegrate. Order in the World vs. Savagery Among Men In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the characters demonstrate what can happen when the fear… View Article

Critical Lens Paper

Joanna Kathleen Rowling once said, “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Rowling’s words suggest it is our decisions that show who we really are more than our capabilities. It’s not about what we can do or how fast we can get it done, but it’s ultimately… View Article

A Separate Peace

One of the most asked questions for A Separate Peace is: who exactly is the protagonist and antagonist? Most would agree that Gene is the protagonist, however is it Gene or Phineas that is the enemy? I believe that the real ‘bad guy’ in this book is Gene. He envied Phineas from the very beginning… View Article

Malachi Stacks in the Matchmaker

In the world of business there are always those men and women who are not recognized for the contributions they make to certain products, projects, or works even though without them the result would never exist. Nonetheless, these people go on with their daily lives working hard, knowing that all their dedication is going to… View Article

“Invictus” by William E. Henley and “Anthem“ by Ayn Rand

The poem “Invictus” by William E. Henley, and the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand, both have common themes that discuss the importance of individuality in each society are forbid and belief of the unspeakable word ego and the word I should be eliminated from the vocabulary in a effort to eradicated the true “evil” are… View Article

Walking in Someone Else’s Skin

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee, 1961, p. 39). Harper E. Lee created this book to illustrate good and evil in the world through mockingbirds. The main character, Scout, learns about the meaning of… View Article

Great Gatsby Reading Response

Characterization: Simply put, indirect characterization is the author’s way of giving the reader clues as to how a character is really like. Such clues may be describing how the character dresses, letting the reader hear what the character says, or revealing the character’s private thoughts. Example: “Gatsby, his hands still in his pockets, was reclining… View Article

The Character & Flick Webb

The poem is built around the character of Flick Webb. He is the one referred to as the ex-basketball player. Flick was once a basketball superstar in his county and a record setter. “In ’46, He bucketed three hundred ninety points, A county record still. … I saw him rack up thirty eight or forty”… View Article

Catch Us If You Can” by Catherine McPhail

Based on the novel” Catch Us If You Can” by Catherine McPhail. I have studied many characters that can be more responsible to what they do. The main character is a responsible person. The main character is Rory that a boy in this novel. Responsible can be described as a work that we must do… View Article

Everyday Use by Alice Walker

A loving mother The unconditional love of Mama towards Dee and Maggie is shown. For example, ‘I will wait for her (Dee) in the yard that Maggie and I made so clean…’ Mama takes good care of the house in order to create a comfortable living environment for them. Also, mama saves money to send… View Article

Maniac Magee: Summary

Characters’ Name: Jeffery Lionel Magee- (Maniac Magee), Amanda Beale, Mars Bar Thompson, John McNab, Piper McNab, Russell McNab, Earl Grayson, Mrs. Beale, Hester, Lester. Personalty Traits: Maniac Magee, the main character, has very kind and a nice personality. He is also brave, and trusted and very athletic. Physical Features: Jeffery’s parents died by a car… View Article

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

The Outsiders is a novel written by S. E. Hinton. It is the story of a traumatic time in the lives of three major characters: Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and Dallas Winston. They are all members of the lower class gang of “Greasers”, a term created by the upper-class “Socs.” These three boys play a… View Article