Plot Essay Topics

Les Miserables

Les Miserables (the title is the same in French and English) is the most well-known of Victor Hugo’s novels. It describes the miserable life of French workers, and especially their children. Hugo calls for social action to improve the unfortunate poor’s lives. This excerpt describes the character Marius, and how he has worked very hard… View Article

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Foundation is the first novel in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy (later expanded into The Foundation Series). Foundation is a collection of five short stories, which were first published together as a book by Gnome Press in 1951 which, together, form a single plot. Foundation saw multiple publications—it also appeared in 1955 as part of Ace… View Article

The Blind Side Belonging

The blind side follows the story of Michael Oher, a boy from, ‘Hurt Village’ in the lower side of Memphis, who lives a life of poverty until he is taken care of and then adopted by the Tuoheys, a rich family who own a chain of Taco Bells. They help him improve his grades and… View Article

Work for The Skating Party

1.Find and explain one example each of both verbal and situational irony: follow the four-step quotation-using method exactly for each, using one quotation for each of these two kinds of irony. Your “step four: explain further” step for each will explain what each example of irony does for the story (what response is seen in… View Article

Dream of the Red Chamber

In the first chapter, the author first writes about the origin of the stone. Then it comes to the very end of the story and writes a conversation between the stone and the Taoist called Vanitas. Next, it starts to talk about the story which first starts with the decline of Shi-yin Zhen`s family. When… View Article

Kaavya’s so Not Happy Ending

In summarizing this article, be sure you focus on what Daum thinks rather than what Viswanathan did. This will let you use signal verbs more gracefully. Be sure you focus on the main ideas. The story of Viswanathan’s action is the evidence for the main point or claim or thesis, not the main point itself…. View Article

Enders Shadow Book Report

Bean- Main Character, Protaganist: A homeless boy on the streets of Rotterdam that uses his intelligence to keep him alive, and eventually earn him a spot on the ranks of Battle School. Andrew “Ender” Wiggin- Another boy recruited to Battle School, a lot like bean, small, and extremely smart. Is Beans mentor and example as… View Article

The Wars: Parallels & Contrasts

Correspondence Animals, as most children learn in their childhood, can be a man’s best friend. Robert Ross, however, experiences a much closer relationship to animals than most people through out The Wars by Timothy Findley. We get some very solid emotions emanating from Robert when he’s on the ship and has to kill the horse…. View Article

Robot Dreams and iRobot

Movie makers alter the book, Robot Dreams from the movie, iRobot, in order to make the movie different. They made the movie different in multiple ways. They made the movie different by making it more interesting, they unified the plot, and they controlled the budget. The movie makes it more interesting to the viewers because… View Article

The Lucky One Alternate Ending

The rain and wind lashed the branches on either side of them, cutting their faces and hands. Beth nor Keith could see a thing due to the storm. The fallen branches on the path didn’t help much either. Beth knew that she had to hurry to get to Ben. But the faster she ran, the… View Article

Three Generations

Scene 1: Dining room Narrator: the elder monzon was waiting for his wife to speak. He had finished breakfast and had just laid down the newspaper through which he had been glancing. Across the table, his wife played absently with a spoon. Her brows were knitted, but a half smile kept twitching on her lips…. View Article

Morning in Nagrebcan by Manuel E. Arguilla

(1) It was sunrise at Nagrebcan. (2) The fine, bluish mist, low over the tobacco fields, was lifting and thinning moment by moment. A ragged strip of mist, pulled away by the morning breeze, had caught on the c umps of bamboo along the banks of the stream that flowed to one side of the… View Article

Cultural Identity in the Film American Gangster

Films constitute as the perfect example in communicating cultural identity, the elements such as character, plot, and script pose as effective tools for communicating the film’s message. Much of this can be attributed to the basic premises of culture and communication as two terms co-related in such a way that cultures will simply cease to… View Article

Reaction paper: “3 idiots” Film

I. Title: 3 Idiots II. Director: Rajkumar Hirani III. Characters: Aamir Khan as Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad/ Chhote/ Phunsukh wangdu Kareena Kapoor Khan as Pia Sahastrabuddhe R. Madhavan as Farhan Qureshi Sharman Joshi as Raju Rastogi Boman Irani as Dr. Viru Sahastrabuddhe Omi Vaidya as Chatur Ramalingam IV. Opening Story: Both Farhan and Raju wants to… View Article

Greed and Evil Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucher

In Chaucers section of the Canterbury Tales, The Pardoners Tale various literary elements occur. He displays personification, and makes death a character, giving him life. He includes a moral to his tale which is greed is the root of all evil(Bible) and gives the story meaning. Chaucers plot is another key part to the story,… View Article

Stereotyping In Modern Film

Stereotypes are extremely prominent in modern cinema, the first example that springs to mind is that of the film “American Beauty”, directed by Sam Mendes, in 1999. Here is a seriocomic look at suburban America, which utilizes various stereotypes in order to make a broader statement on the symptoms supposedly brought upon us by living… View Article

Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”

Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” shows distinct characteristics of romanticism throughout. Irving’s unusual and original subject and the descriptions of nature, displays these romantic qualities of originality, connection with nature and an emotional sincerity. Rip van winkle is about a man who goes deep into the woods one day to go hunting. Rip some one calling… View Article

Isak Dinesen’s “The Blue Jar”

Blue Roller coasters are the best rides at amusement parks. On the way up your head is filed with mixed emotions and your body tingles with anticipation. On the way down your mind no longer thinks but reacts to the track ahead and your body is filled with excitement. Then, it is over. The ride… View Article

Tension and Suspense in the Monkey’s Paw

There are many techniques that are used to create tension and suspense in ‘The Monkey’s Paw’. From the very beginning we can see that the language used sets the scene and conveys the mood of the story; “the night was cold and wet”. Pathetic fallacy immediately implies that the story will be based on evil… View Article

Sinclair Ross – Once A Heifer

Often when a story is read followed by the viewing of the live adaptation, the live version pales in comparison. This is mainly because the imagination can create a far more detailed and vivid picture than will ever be created on screen. In the case of Wheeler’s teleplay versus the original short story of Ross’s… View Article

The Harness

Characters are what draw the reader into a work of fiction. Analyzing another person’s thoughts and feelings is fascinating, so it is crucial that an author depicts a complex character that will occupy the reader’s minds. Many characters surprise us through the course of a story, developing in unexpected ways. An author can use various… View Article

Look Back in Anger

Anger is obviously present in Look Back in Anger. It is embellished in the title and it is presented through Osborne’s criticism of his society as seen in different attacks on class and religion. The plot of Look Back in Anger is a pretty common one. It tells a story of the marriage between two… View Article

The Blue Jar

The Blue Jar contains a variety of important elements in terms of prose fiction. With a unique plot structure, manner of symbolism, theme, and depiction of characters, Dinesen develops an interesting work of fiction that seeks to instill certain ideals in the reader. The point of view is that of an omniscient narrator. The Blue… View Article

Guest Satisfaction

Guest satisfaction within the Hospitality Industry is very important and essential. Only when a restaurant exhibit satisfactory guest it can be successful for a longer period of time. Guests will only come back and spend more money when the particular establishment supplies their wants and needs. Many aspects can influence the satisfaction of guests. However… View Article