Narrative Essay Topics

Narrative Essay

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… View Article

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… View Article

Six steps to writing a successful narrative

A narrative should be able to tell a story, whether it relates to fiction or non-fiction ideas. In writing any form of literary narrative, several steps should be followed to arrive at a coherent and consistent whole. The first step involves the identification of an appropriate topic, that which stirs the best interest of the… View Article

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass’ Narrative the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself, was first published in 1845 when author was approximately twenty-eight years old, the autobiography was widely circulated and critically acclaimed by his contemporaries. Remarkable for its vivid descriptions, clarity of tone, and powerful rhetoric, Douglass’ narrative details the deplorable conditions suffered… View Article

The Painted Turtle by Richard Meier

The Painted Turtle situated in Lake Hughes, north of Los Angeles, California is a camp for young people suffering from a variety of chronic diseases.  It was designed by one of the most famous architects of all time and the main figure in the so-called “New York Five,” Architect Richard Meier.  The challenge that was… View Article

Ursula Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

Ursula Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” is a deeply disturbing story about having all the joys of Utopia at the expense of one child.  Le Guin uses heavy irony and sarcasm to express the narrator’s distaste at the use of this child for the greater gains of the rest of the… View Article

Dale Henry’s book “The Proverbial Cracker”

It is not much questioned about how people mostly wanted to be served and be pleased by others. However, the contrary of this fact was the main theme of Dale Henry’s book “The Proverbial Cracker”. In this particular book it could not be denied that service is the main key for people to get the… View Article

The Relationship between the Embodied Self and the Virtual Self

Numerous discussions have been had regarding the constitution of the self, whether or not there is a single self or numerous selves integrated into one; whether or not the self is created or discovered; and whether or not the self emerges from the psyche or the physical. These dichotomies although well-grounded need not necessarily be… View Article

The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa By Yasunari Kawabata

INTRODUCTION Yasunari Kawabata June (1899 –1972) was a Japanese writer whose was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968 for his auxiliary, poetic and ingeniously colored style of writing. No Japanese author had received the award prior to Kawabata. Besides fiction he also worked as a reporter for Mainichi Shimbun of Osaka. The war… View Article

The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna

The Sand Pebbles was written in 1962 by Richard McKenna and it’s about Yangtze River gunboat in 1926 and McKenna had served aboard in 1936. The novel was later acted as film in 1966 that starred Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen, Mako, Richard Crena and Richard Attenborough. The movie was directed Robert wise after Anderson adapted… View Article

The Spirit World

The Spirit World is a fascinating descriptive narrative relating the three realms of the spirits of the dead. First is the ao kuewa where the “homeless” and “wandering” souls go to. Second is the ao ‘aumakua, the realm of ancestral spirits, and finally the realm of endless night, called ao o Milu. The author unequivocally… View Article

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”… View Article

The Symbols Of The White Buffalo And The Red Heifer

Every culture has its own set of norms and beliefs that serve as guide and standard of living for its people. Each culture is being protected and kept sacred by the people and is being passed by generation to generation. Even as the world goes on to its fast changing global trend, although some of… View Article

Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Ones Who Walks Away From Omelas

Response Statements This is a very creative story with a lot of hidden meanings of how the writer views the world. She started off with a very creative description of the settings and the people of Omelas. The joyous mood in the atmosphere depicts the seemingly carefree and elated feelings of the people. Their dressings… View Article

María Amparo Ruiz de Burton’s The Squatter and the Don

The most important thing that can be learned from María Amparo Ruiz de Burton’s The Squatter and the Don is something of perspective. Though the book reads like a story on the history surrounding the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo, it is actually much more complicated and involved than that. In reality, this is a story… View Article

Thesis Of Book

What is the book’s thesis?             The book talks about how the life of Mexica men and women were during those times. It also speaks about the human sacrifice that these people have to do everyday. It also opened the opportunity to look deeper into what kind of history and language was used back then…. View Article

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

Point of View There are two points of view. One view is from the Simon (the vampire), and the other is from Zoë, the girl whose mother is dying of cancer. Zoe is having a really hard time dealing with her mother’s sickness, especially since her father has become more and more distant as his… View Article

Tim O’Brien as a Representative of Modern Literary Canon

A well-known American writer, laureate of numerous literary awards and recognized master of style Tim O’Brien won his fame for the most part owing to his works devoted to Vietnam war. Three of five his famous books placed Vietnam at center stage (Ringnalda 90). Moreover, his work Going after Cacciato published in 1978 which won… View Article

Topic Of Paper

Beautiful people always affect those around them.  Beautiful in this instance does not refer to the physical attributes of this person.  Although she had good features, her internal beauty is more apparent than what meets the eyes. Her name is Hazel, a mass communications graduate with honors.  We clicked together right a way but she… View Article

Man: Voyeuristic in Nature

Curiosity makes everyone a voyeur and as the television program The Bachelor proves true, most viewers get more attracted with things that feed their eyes are rather that those that may feed their intellect. Mimi Avins’ essay entitled The Bachelor, Silly, Sexist, and to Many, Irresistible” presents several reasons that explain what, in the program… View Article

The Plantation Mistress: Woman’s World in the Old South by Catherine Clinton

The Plantation Mistress: Woman’s World in the Old South by Catherine Clinton provides an entirely different approach to history by taking into consideration both southern history and women’s contribution to it. She explores the “hidden lives” of southern plantation mistresses who were subjected to mythical allusions until now. Her thesis considers the role of white… View Article

Narrative Structure

The simple folksy dialogue between the two younger siblings hazel and George is very effective in downplaying their intelligence. With lines such as “that was doozy” or when George explains the sound he heard by saying “ sounded like somebody hitting a milk bottle with a ball peen hammer” George being so above average in… View Article

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… View Article

Commentary All the Kings Men

We left the bay, and lost the salt, sad, sweet, fishy smell of the tidelands out of our nostrils. We headed north again. It was darker now. The ground mist lay heavier on the fields, and in the dips of the road the mist frayed out over the slab and blunted the headlights. Now and… View Article

“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

1. From what point of view is Poe’s story told? Why is this point of view particularly effective for “The Tell-Tale Heart”? Poe’s story is told from the narrator’s point of view. This point of view is effective for the story because it gives the reader a sense of what was going on in the… View Article

“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… View Article

“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… View Article

Free Personal Narrative

Hello my names Michael and My girlfriend Kate and I have lived next door to our rival neighbors for about a year and a half now. Never known why they don’t like us but it has gone back all the way to high school. Now meet our neighbors. First there Steve, he was a jock… View Article

Unrconventional Narrators Within Howards End and Heart of Darkness

E. M. Forster’s Howards End is a tale told by a third person omniscient narrator, most of the time. Now and then there is a departure where our narrator identifies himself as the author of the work, and interjects commentary. This pattern emerges in the very first sentence of the work, where the narrator tells… View Article