American short story writers Essays

  • To Kill A Mocking Bird Book Report

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    Finch) and Scout (Jean Louise Finch). The protagonist is Scout. The story covers a span of three years, during which the main characters undergo significant changes. Not quite midway through the story, Scout and her brother Jem discover that their father is going to represent a black man by the name of Tom Robinson. He is doing this because the man is being accused of raping a white woman named Mayella Violet Ewell. Throughout the story, Scout and Jem were walking along the sidewalk back to their house

  • Pinocchio Short Story Analysis

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    The story of Pinocchio has formed an integral part of the canon of bedtime stories for a large part of the world’s children. However, like any fairy tale, this story is also found in different forms, mediums and versions all across the world. Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio of the 1880’s for the Italian audience, and Disney’s Pinocchio of 1940 for the American audience, are two forms of the Pinocchio textual network. Poverty is significant to the fulfilment of some of the purposes and aims of the Collodi

  • Dracula By Bram Stoker: The Gothic Elements Of The Gothic Era

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    circumstances often lacking sinister characteristics. During the Gothic Era, literature began to take a turn towards the dark side. Stories written during this period were filled with terror, isolation and darkness. The presence of supernatural beings and experiences were incorporated in to these writings as well. Stories written during the Gothic Era have a dark nature to them. One story that highlights the prime elements of the Gothic Era is Dracula by Bram Stoker. Dracula incorporates the themes of the Gothic

  • Jacob Blivens Character Analysis

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    American humorist Mark Twain is well known for his novels such as Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain also wrote many short stories, such as “The Story of a Good Little Boy,” which describes the short life of Jacob Blivens, who strives to do what is right no matter how many times it backfires. Jacob Blivens is driven by his desire to be “put in a Sunday school book (Twain 329)” and is characterized by his determination, incompetence, and selfishness. This story, though wrapped

  • Brother's Death In The Scarlet Ibis

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    One example of this in the story is that, “They did not know that I did it form myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother” (Hurst, 355). This shows how the narrator

  • American Romanticism

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    Elements of American Romanticism in Short Stories American Romanism was a literature time period that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850 (Carroll). Romantic literature was very popular with writers like Washington Irving, William Cullen Bryant, and Edgar Allen Poe just to name a few. These writers used many techniques in their writing to help convey certain feelings and emotions that are characteristics

  • Edgar Allan Poe's Impact On American Culture

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    Impact of Edgar Allan Poe on American Culture “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality” (Edgar Allan Poe). For many readers, when they hear the name “Edgar Allan Poe” they think of horror and suspense. Additionally, the pictures and themes made by Edgar Allan Poe had a huge impact on the accompanying ages and works of different writers, with the goal that they even moved toward becoming submerged into the pop culture. During this time Edgar Allan Poe

  • The Inspirational Poet: Edgar Allan Poe

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    intro to the famous Poe The highly renowned Edgar Ellen Poe was a poet, American author, literary critic, editor and also known as a part of American Romantic Movement. The inception of this stupendous writer took place in Boston on 19 January, 1809. Appealingly, he was nationwide famous due to his enchanting tales of the macabre and mystery. Poe was among the early initiators of American practitioners of various short stories and he is widely known as the inventor of fiction genre. Not only the wondrous

  • Sherwood Anderson's Writing Style Analysis

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    Born in 1876, Sherwood Anderson is seen as a mythic American writer. His personal preference when it came to his writing was on his short novels but he was also a novelist. Throughout his life, his work has had an influence on diverse writers such as on Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Faulkner. In this essay, we will scrutinize how Anderson had influenced Ernest Hemingway’s writing. Knowing that his influence took three different forms, our analysis will be divided into three parts. First, we will compare

  • The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Analysis

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    Irving, who is regarded as “father of American short story”, has a profound influence on American Literature. Professor Wu Dingbo stated “all writers in America read Washington Irving” (26). “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is one of his most outstanding stories and it is greatly admired even at the present time. There are five basic qualities of American writers: independent, individualistic, critical, innovative and humorous (Wu Dingbo 3). As a typical American writer, therefore, Washington Irving’s Americanness

  • Gender Differences In Zapf's Common Sense

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    The excerpts of Zapf 's "Amerikanische Literaturgeschichte" cover the literature of the early republic, romanticism, and the American renaissance. The first excerpt deals with American key concepts, such as the American identity which includes the dissociation of other countries and the belief that Americans have to fulfill a mission of constant progress. Furthermore, Thomas Paines ' "Common Sense" (1776) established important components for the idea of a better "New World" and even greatly influenced

  • Aunt Moon's Young Man By Linda Hogan Analysis

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    Linda Hogan is a Chickasaw poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, and activist. She was born on July 17, 1947 in Denver, Colorado to father Charles Henderson, a Chickasaw from Oklahoma, and Cleo Bower Henderson, a woman of German descent. Since her father was in the military, the family moved often throughout her youth. However, Hogan felt a deep connection to Oklahoma where her father’s family lived, and she considers this her home. Initially, she did not show an interest in

  • The Controversial Literary Legacy Of Edgar Allan Poe

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    As one of the most controversial American literary figures, Edgar Allan Poe has always attracted considerable attention from both critics and readers alike. Due to his allegedly eccentric personality and the dubious circumstances surrounding his death, the public perception of the writer has often been somewhat mythologized. When it comes to his works, Poe has been both critically acclaimed and disparaged, both acknowledged and disputed, but rarely ignored. As he left behind a significantly influential

  • Theme Of Decadence In The Great Gatsby

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    of the Lost Generation writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. This literary theme has been important for many writers since ancient times. Firstly it occurred in Europe and then it was adopted by nineteenth century America. Later it also became a crucial concept for the Lost Generation authors. It was presented in many novels and short stories written by them, especially by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and therefore, I will discuss his writings when analysing the concept of decadence in American literature of the Roaring

  • Realism In The American Girl

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    the nineteenth century, where many writers start writing to determine the freedom of women. Among famous writers in that time were Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was part of William Dean Howells’s writing “The American Girl” created to help the European literature introduce this idea. “Realism was not merely a literary technique: It was a way of speaking truth and exploding worn-out conventions” Kathryn VanSpanckeren claims in Outline of American Literature. When realism and naturalism

  • Marthalis Gellhorn Summary

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    Martha Ellis Gellhorn Martha Ellis Gellhorn was an American journalist, novelist & travel writer, who is considered to be one of the best American war reporters of the twentieth century. She was one of the first female correspondents who covered & reported on virtually every major conflict in a writing career spanning more than six decades. She was recognised more for her marriage to acclaimed writer Ernest Hemingway than for her reporting & fiction writing. She greatly admired the writings of Ernest

  • Comparing Washington Irving's Contribution To American Literature

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    Washington Irving was an invaluable example for the other American writers. Among them Jack London differs from others with his special attitude towards the literary activity of Washington Irving. In his autobiographical novel “John Barleycorn” which was published by Macmillan in 1913 Jack London mentioned about Washington Irving and his work “Alhambra”. Jack London wrote that when he was under nine years old, he read “Alhambra”. But he could not realize how the people were unaware of such kind work

  • Pre-American Gothic Criticism In Literature

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    American gothic writers have had much impact on our American society in countless ways. Gothic writers wrote about many national problems ranging from politics to mental illnesses. Conventional wisdom claims that gothic writers popularized and influenced the study of psychology. Steven Hammelman acknowledges that Charles Brockden Brown’s short stories caused people to ask questions, to propose theories, and almost always offer some insight to professionals and those alike. (Hammelman, Steven. PSYART

  • Compare And Contrast Wallace And Ernest Hemingway

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    David Foster Wallace and Ernest Hemingway are two American writers. Even though they come from different generations, both men argue about the same subject, abortion, which is controversial during their time. While both of their short stories using a third person narrative, Wallace portrays his characters’ actions and behaviours by making readers experience their thoughts in “Good People” while Hemingway portray his characters by allowing readers to observe them from the outside in “Hills Like White

  • Analysis Of Hills Like White Elephants By Ernest Hemingway

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    Due Date : 31 March 2017 Lecturer : Prof. Spencer Tutorial Group: G Joseph M. Flora claims that short stories “take a slight situation and read in it the profundities of life”. Write a close analysis of any ONE of the short stories which you have studied in this course, showing how it demonstrates the validity of Flora’s contention. Ernest Hemingway once compared