Fiction Essay Topics

Reaction Paper-Non-Fiction

Having traveled a great deal since birth, partly due to my father being in the Air Force and the rest is blamed on some gypsy spirit residing deep within, much of Gretel Ehrlich’s story, “About Men” resonated with me. I understood her loneliness for places once visited, and the need to find solace in the… View Article

Giving Someone a Chance

In the short story “War Party” by Louis L’amour there were many down sides to the story. Many people you can say they are afraid’ scared, or just do not like or want change. In the play Thunder on Sycamore Street by Reginald Rose, some people are not willing to give chance. They just criticize… View Article

Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat”

Zora Neale Hurston’s story “Sweat” is filled with symbolism that includes depictions that are easily explained and some which require more thought. Hurston’s most recognizable symbol throughout the short story is the title, “Sweat.” She depicts Delia as having a strong work ethic and the hardship she experienced with making her relationship work. Another recognizable… View Article

That Was Then, This is Now” and “The Chocolate War”

“That Was Then, This is Now” by S.E. Hinton (1971)  and “The Chocolate War” (1974) by Robert Cormier are boundary-shattering young-adult novels, each of which penetrates to the heart of issues with which adolescent readers can readily identify. However, as groundbreaking as these novels were upon their initial publications, both of the novels conform to… View Article

The Relation of Narratives and Video Games

Video games are a relatively new form of entertainment; the first video game is considered to be Tennis for Two (1958), around fifty years ago, while film has been around for over one-hundred years, the printing press for over five-hundred, and storytelling for thousands of years before that. Because of its newness, video games are… View Article

‘The Veldt’ and ‘The Rocket’

“The Veldt” and “The Rocket” are stories that are featured in the book, “The Illustrated Man.” The Illustrated Man is a compilation of fiction stories, samples of which are the two stories we just mentioned.  The Veldt and The Rocket are both family-oriented stories. They are both resplendent of the fact (or, perhaps, even the… View Article

“The Cobra Event” and the “The Hot Zone”

Seven books were published by a writer and a bestselling author named Richard Preston who was born on August 5, 1964. Richard Preston was responsible for the release or creation of a “Dark Biology Series” in the field of literature. All his writings or the books that he published are based on his experiences, extensive… View Article

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

A proficient U S journalist and author of the 1994 bestseller The Hot Zone, A Terrifying True Story, Richard Preston’s creative capabilities revolve around alarming disease epidemics and bio- terrorism. The research by Preston for his 1992 New Yorker article, “Crisis in the Hot Zone” forms the basis of this non-fiction bio-thriller. The Hot Zone… View Article

The Original Last Wish Baby by William Seebring

“The Original Last Wish Baby” by William Seebring carefully introduces us to a child who is offered a last wish.  The child is able to capture the sympathy of people all across America and they are so curious about what the child will ask for as their  last wish.             Will he ask for a… View Article

The Open Boat

“The Open Boat” is a fictionalized version of a tragic personal experience in the life of of Stephen Crane. On the surface level, it is a story about the struggle of four men stranded in a wrecked ship and their efforts to come out of the situation but on a deeper level it reflects the… View Article

The Reader

The book has two main themes, the May-December love affair happened between Michael and Hanna, and the conflicting issue whether the present generation has any right to blame or accuse the past generations for bringing out undesirable circumstances to the former. However, the focus of this paper is basically geared towards the latter theme.            … View Article

“A Different Mirror” by author Ronald Takaki

In the book, “A Different Mirror” by author Ronald Takaki is an interesting chapter by the title of “The Promised Land” where I will discuss the pros and cons that African Americans must face.             The years 1910-1920 we learn about migration of African Americans as they head toward complete freedom. During the movement of… View Article

The Secret School by AVI

“The Secret School” is a wonderful book written by Avi. The author Avi was born on December 23, 1937 in New York City. ‘The Secret School’ is a popular children’s book. The book is about a 14 year old young girl named Ida Bidson. The other characters include the tall and skinny best friend Tom… View Article

The Tent Of Abraham

In the past years, conflicts among several religions and debates about their roles in the world had been the talk(Armstrong, 2007). These were proven with the explosion of wars between countries of different religious background. But with the evolution of the book, The Tent of Abraham, it was endow with stories where different religions like… View Article

The Tale of Tommy Nobody (A Bird Story)

The book called “The Tale of Tommy Nobody” tackles about the experience of a young bird named Tommy, the youngest of the songthrush family, his quest for identity and disposition in the society. The adventure started when the mother songthrush Sally finally allowed her six hatchlings to leave the nest and practice how to fly…. View Article

The strange career of Jim Crow

Introduction: The Strange Career of Jim Crow (1955) is one of the most influential books written by the Pulitzer (Mary Chestnuts Civil War) & Bancroft (The origins of the New South) prize winning author, C. Vann Woodward (1908-1999). Regarded as the one of the most renowned southern writer in America, his 1955 powerful work tackled… View Article

The Stepford Wives

     The greatest ‘gift’ of materialistic civilization strengthened by industrial and internet revolutions are, is to isolate the personality of the human being. The unusual pace of life may dominate and excite one’s external life but internally one is being pushed into a shell. Mechanical devices and electrical gadgets have taken over the authentic joy… View Article

The Untouchables

Chicago in 1930 was a very dangerous period to be in. Local gangs stage war throughout the city for control of the billion dollar illegal alcohol industry. The main cause of thee violence in the city was Prohibition. Gang wars, gun battles and explosions were a common scene. Whenever local liquor stores won’t accept the… View Article

A Research Paper on G.K. Chesterton and The Man Who Was Thursday

While doing research on G.K. Chesterton and his literary masterpiece, I came upon this article on Gilbert Magazine in which his answer to the question – “What is the difference between progress and growth?” – was posted. To this question, he answered: The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly… View Article

Fan fiction

Fan Fiction writing is the act of writing material with information from someone without their consent either written or otherwise. The written material is then released to the public on grounds that show the material as owner’s original; and doesn’t acknowledge it as re-edited. This will appear as the original material given that the reader… View Article

“Trifles” by Susan Glaspell

“Trifles,” by Susan Glaspell will continue to be popular with audiences 100 years from now because the themes will still be relevant. These themes include isolation, mistreatment, gender issues, and trial by jury. Most members of an audience today would not be able to relate to the setting of the play, especially since the play… View Article

Comparing How Two Short Fiction Writers Effectively Convey a Common Theme

“A Visit of Charity” by Eudora Welty and “The Use of Force” by William Carlos Williams are both engrossing short stories featuring two young female characters who must face an ailment. Eudora Welty touches on a social ailment, using an indifferent teenage girl as takeoff point, and portrays the abandonment of the elderly in a… View Article

Holes Book Review: Themes Within the Novel

Twist of fate play major roles in the lives of the main characters in Holes. In “Holes”, the whole story is based around Stanley’s situation in the present and it’s connection to the past. Stanley’s bad luck is the result of his “ No good rotten-pig- stealing-great-great-grandfather,” who failed to fulfill his promise of carrying… View Article

Writing and Standard American English

A theme is the main message a reader can learn about life or human nature from a literary piece. From a story you have read in class, identify a theme that the reader may learn from the story. In a well-organized essay, describe this theme. Use textual examples from the story to support your ideas… View Article

Rice by Manuel Arguilla

I. Writers Background He was born in Barrio Naguilian in Bauang, La Union on June 17, 1911. He was the fourth child of Crisanto Arguilla and Margarita Estabillo, hard-working farmer folk who owned a small piece of land. Aside from being a farmer, his father was also a carpenter; his mother, on the other hand,… View Article

Elements of Fiction

“A Rose for Emily,” is about the story of a strange spinster, her father and her lover. Years before her death, the spinster was seen to have bought arsenic, which many believed she would use to commit suicide. The incident gave rise to gossip in town. However, she didn’t die and no one knew then… View Article

Young Adult Literature

In our experiences as teachers or media specialists, many of us have noticed the same phenomenon: adolescent males often tend to enjoy literature less than their female counterparts. Of course, as middle school and high school teachers and media specialists, we have no control over the early reading experiences or instruction a male child receives,… View Article

I’M Not Scared Questions

1. Read Niccolo Ammaniti’s epigraph by Jack London. Why has Ammaniti chosen to begin his novel with his novel with this quote? How does it illuminate what happens in the story? What is the literal and symbolic meaning in the novel about “falling into darkness”? Niccolo Ammaniti had chosen to start his novel with an… View Article

Genres of Literature

Genres of literature are important to learn about. The two main categories separating the different genres of literature are fiction and nonfiction. There are several genres of literature that fall under the nonfiction category. Nonfiction sits in direct opposition to fiction. Examples from both the fiction and nonfiction genres of literature are explained in detail… View Article

John Collier “Back for Christmas”

The text “Back for Christmas” by John Collier is written in a style of fiction. The story is about farewell party to the doctor Carpenter and his wife. In the beginning of the text we can see the Carpenters’ living room that was filled with the close friends who had come to say “last-minute farewell”… View Article