Story Essay Topics

The Inside Story

The possibility of having an American seated as the leader of the world’s one billion Catholics was ruled out even before the conclave of the College of Cardinals began to elect the new Pope following the death of Pope John Paul II. Even as the Cardinals started discussions at the Sistine Chapel; the world outside… View Article

Joyce Carol Oates`s Short Story

The story ‘Where are you going, where have you been? ’ is a story about a girl about fifteen years of age and having behavioral problem originated from her poor relationship with her mother. She is described in the story as stubborn, rebellious, self-centered, and vane. The story is a tale of insecure woman and… View Article

The Human Stain

The Human Stain is about a story of Coleman Brutus Silk, a classic professor and sometime dean of faculty at Athena College in western Massachusetts who is hectored by the forces of political correctness and hate. Coleman Silk, Roth’s protagonist and an epitome of secrecy and self-invention was born into a lower-middle-class African- American family… View Article

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini (1874-1926), whose real name was Ehrich Weiss, was one of the greatest American magicians, escapologists, illusionists, and stunt performers who has influenced generations of magicians around the world for almost a century. He was also an actor and film producer, although his career in the cinema was not as successful as his magic… View Article

Hospitality Story Assignment

This paper discusses strategic opportunities for a unique non-profit venture. The equine industry is one among the major animal industry in the world. This is because horses – the layman’s term for equine – are one of the most expensive animals to buy and to take care of. Equines can be considered as a pet… View Article

Louis Pojman’s We Don’t Deserve What We Earn

Merit and desert are two terms that are always in opposition to one another. While merit measures value in terms of success or failures, desert presupposes that value is not only measured in terms of success or failure but also the intentions must be assessed. Desert asseses “whether or not one had good or bad… View Article

Young Goodman Brown

Young Goodman Brown is a story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne with many interpretations. It is a story of Young Goodman Brown’s adventure that many believe was a journey away from home. Some people believe that he was trying to get at the community and everyday social life. One way to interpret it is that Young… View Article

A Critique of ABA Productions’

ABA Productions musical interpretation of J. M. Barrie’s well-loved children’s story rekindled in its audience the desire to soar in the air, dance with fairies and swim with mermaids. It is currently on its Asian Tour and will be shown in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Lyric Theater on June 1, 2007. The… View Article

A Short Story

During Maytag’s final surrender to Whirlpool, appliance parts are now in surplus. As a result, the warehouse has been shipped an overabundance of parts. The likes of which we rarely see. Because the market has gone down in flames, the demand for appliance parts is sky-high. Thus we have a beautiful supply and demand ratio… View Article


Coming out from my closed where I live, I saw a huge handsome young man of his late twenties staggering, very dirty and looking haggard. Yes! I guessed he must have smoked some quantities of marijuana herb or something else that made him look mad. Little did I know that the young man was indeed… View Article

The Magic of the Story

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s story A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings will be linked to the theme of magical realism in this essay. The use of the real, in this case the idea of aging and other natural disasters is pitted against an almost poetic use of two mundane things: imagination and wings. It is… View Article

Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars is the story of four teen girls—Aria, Hanna, Spencer, and Emily— whose world is turned upside down when their ringleader Alison goes missing. The book begins a year after Alison’s disappearance. Aria has been abroad for a year with her family, and the other three girls have drifted apart. When Aria returns… View Article

Van Orden V. Perry

The case of Van Orden V. Perry asked whether or not it was constitutional for a 6 foot tall stone carving of the Ten Commandments to be placed between the capitol and courthouse in the State of Texas (Van Orden v. Perry, 2005). Former Lawyer Thomas Van Orden claimed that placement of the commandments near… View Article

Ashton DeShazier

My name is Ashton DeShazier. I was born in Selmer, Tennessee. I am now from the small town of Lexington, Tennessee, but my dreams have never been small. I cannot remember ever wanting any other career than that of a doctor. Soon after my birth, Mother became a single mom. She had to work full-time… View Article

Sunlight on the Grass

For the purpose of this assignment I will analyse two stories. Firstly I will examine the “Compass and Torch” by Elizabeth Baines and will demonstrate how the objects in the title relate to the characters of the story and represent key themes. I will then discuss “Something Old, Something New” by Leila Aboulela and highlight… View Article

The Red Room

The story ‘The Red Room’ is written by H. G. Wells in 1896. The story is written in first person narrative the narrator is the 28 year old male who is very arrogant and boastful about never seeing a ghost. The story is being told by the main male character. The Red Room is based… View Article

A Good Man is Hard to Find

Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is a story of an innocent family’s bad luck when they are met by The Mistfit, who is an escaped serial killer. The story revolves around the grandmother who is a kind hearted elderly southern woman that has the pleasure of living with her son, his… View Article

Victoria Van Dyke

Victoria Van Dyke was raised in South Western Ontario and moved in Toronto in her twenties. Victoria was raped when she was thirteen years old by her foster father and brother and the pain and burden that she’s been going through bought her to create eccentric, wild ideas and highly disturbing art pieces and she… View Article

It’s a Good Life vs Twilight Zone

After comparing the story “It’s A Good Life” by Jerome Bixby to the movie adaptation of Twilight Zone, I found many differences in each account. In Jerome Bixby’s version, Anthony is a 3 year old little boy. He has purple eyes, and is a creature with godlike powers. He can transform people and objects into… View Article

Themes on Grotesque in God of Small Things

The grotesque permeates the story of The God of Small Things from the very beginning, when Rahel imagines the ceiling-painter dying on the floor, “blood spilling from his skull like a secret. ” We learn later that this is Velutha, dying alone and wrongfully accused in the police station. The grotesque takes precedence throughout the… View Article

The Warthog and the Goat

One day during a very hot summer long ago, a warthog and goat were out sunning themselves. They were so oblivious to their surroundings that they did not notice what was happening around them. The warthog who had shiny smooth hair and beautiful set of teeth was so busy putting some kind of potion onto… View Article

Robert Browning’s “Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister”

Robert Browning’s “Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister” is, as the title suggests, the soliloquy of an unnamed monk, complaining to himself against Brother Laurence, another monk whom he has to be cloistered with in the monastery. He accuses the other monk with numerous immoralities and values against their faith and chosen vocation. However, the very… View Article

Victoria’s Dirty Little Secret by Adam Lenhart

Audience—whom are you telling about the ad? The audience to whom this position paper is directed would be to marketing students who are interested in what makes an ad successful and impactful. Purpose—why are you telling them about how the ad works? The purpose for informing people about the advertisement, as stated previously, is to… View Article

The Old Man and the Sea: Aspect of Perseverance

In this paper it is necessary to distinguish the difference between perseverance and sheer stubbornness of which the main character of the story who is the old man Santiago a Cuban fisherman who had portrayed a life that is difficult and seemingly unrewarded at the end conquers his dream. At the end of the story,… View Article

Of Human Bondage

‘Of Human Bondage’ is a story about Philip Carey, a man with a clubfoot. He was orphaned when he was nine years old, and lived with his vicar uncle and aunt in Blackstable. His stay there was lonely and miserable. His uncle lived a religious and monotonous life, while his aunt was a typical Victorian… View Article

Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code

To start this story, Eoin Colfer introduces the characters and setting in an unusual fashion. Since this book is a sequel, he has the difficult task of introducing the characters to new readers while still keeping it interesting for the ones who have stayed with him through the previous books. He accomplishes this masterfully and… View Article

Analysis of the Story Doctor in the House

The story to be analyzed is entitled “Doctor in the house” written by Richard Gordon. He also wrote several novels and screenplays dealing with practice of medicine. The extract is about passing oral and written exams on medicine. The author describes the way how the main character passed his examinations. He considered it to be… View Article

Massimo Vignelli

In this modern day of computers and information technology, creating and designing an amazing object or place will be much easier due to the graphic design programs that are available to help modern day artist and designers. Nevertheless, it still involves the knowledge, skills, and experience of the designer. The talent of the designer to… View Article

Kormaks saga

The saga began with Harald Fairhair who was king of Norway, the chief in the kingdom was known as Cormac who was one of the Vik-fork by kindred and was the mightiest of champions as went to the battles with the king. Cormac had a son Ogmund who earned himself a good name and riches… View Article

The Vinland Voyages

The Vikings history refers to sagas, which are the old stories written in the Norwegian language that read more like fairy tales than history books. The Vikings these sagas refer to are larger than life, more caricature or super hero than historical figure. This has left many people wondering if Vikings were real or if… View Article