Fiction Essays

  • Speculative Fiction: The Genre Of Dystopian Fiction

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    Dystopian fiction is a contemporary literary sub-genre that falls under the umbrella genre of speculative fiction. This type of fiction predicts the possible, oppressive, futuristic sociopolitical changes that deprive the society of worldly pleasures. Dystopian fiction was defined by many scholars. Basu, Broad, and Hintz in their edited book Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers (2009) defined dystopia as a fiction that “describes non-existent societies intended to

  • A Comparison Of Science Fiction As A Dystopian Fiction?

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    Science fiction is a genre of writing involving plots and themes related to future scientific advances and major social changes, often coming from the author’s imagination rather than from factual knowledge. With the advancement of Man’s knowledge resulting from the scientific revolution, fictional predictions about the future resulted in believable new works of science fiction. Some authors pictured future technologies that would benefit mankind in some way or would let mankind explore new boundaries

  • Crime-Fiction: The Twenty Rules Of Crime Fiction

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    Renowned crime-fiction author P.D James once said ‘Crime fiction confirms our belief, despite some evidence to the contrary. That we live in a rational comprehensible and moral universe.’(Goodreads Inc:2015) The crime-fiction genre in itself has the power to restore justice and order in the word however fictional it may be. It has the power make one believe that in the end the perpetrator will always be found and will be punished. However, crime in the real world isn’t always necessarily resolved

  • Dystopian Fiction Analysis

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    Q1- Speculative fiction texts frequently have a clear political critique at their center, offering warnings about the present and the future. How can dystopian fiction go beyond warning to testimony? Use texts by both American or European and Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) authors to explore how dystopian fiction can be a medium for testimony or bearing witness, as well as criticism. Are there aspects of dystopian speculative fiction that make it particularly appropriate for testimony? Focus

  • Harry Potter Fan Fiction

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    Turning Severus Snape’s life upside down - Motivations and reasons behind reading and writing fan fictions For as almost everyone knows at least the name Harry Potter, many would be surprised to know how many versions besides the original canon exist. Some fans even go so far to make it their mission to rewrite all seven books through the lens of other characters. One of the longest stories of that kind written in German can be found on the website, consisting out of 629 chapters

  • Historical Fiction In The Book Thief

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    Historical fiction, loved by many. Historical Fiction tells a story through fictional characters who are placed in a real time in history. Hearing/watching a historical event through the eyes of a character, and sometimes an unexpected author of history seems to draw people in more than one would expect. The historic events are told in a more relatable and comprehensible way appeal to people. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak does just that, draw people into the story. The Book Thief tells of a young

  • American Detective Fiction Analysis

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    Detective fiction is one of the most popular forms of fiction in America. In his article, “American Detective Fiction,” Robin W. Winks addresses the fact that in spite of this popularity, the genre has received little critical attention that studies the work for itself. He explains the two types of errors that critics have made when looking at detective fiction: the high road, where critics claim classic works were detective fiction all along, and the low road, where critics poorly execute their

  • Symbolism In Stranger Than Fiction

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    those that can be argued for or against, and both arguments have their suitable and understandable points. In the film Stranger Than Fiction by Marc Forster, the complex ideas of literature making us socialise, routines isolate us, and needing people to change are lives are argued through the use of composition, long shots, and symbolism. In the text Stranger Than Fiction, complex issues have been constructed through visual techniques. Harald Crick, the protagonist, is an anti social character. The

  • Andrew Dix's 'Pulp Fiction'

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    As argued by Andrew Dix, ‘narrative reoccurrence may also denote the complexity and ambiguity of an event, its openness to multiple interpretations’ (2008, 114), and Pulp Fiction certainly supports this. An example would be in the prologue of Pulp Fiction, where the action and event isn’t resolved till the end, emphasising the films relationship between film time and real time. It is this which makes the shot chosen in the opening scene to be an essential part in the films overall narrative, something

  • Essay On Narrative Non Fiction

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    on rigorous research. If I say a character leaned against a fence on a windy day, then I have at least two sources to back up these details.” This one quote beautifully summarizes my paper which will discuss the need for accuracy in narrative non-fiction. Narrative is a form of storytelling. It is a technique that produces a visceral need in the reader’s mind to want to know what happens next. It is a way to present thoughts and events in a coherent and logical manner which makes it fascinating to

  • Irony In Stranger Than Fiction

    358 Words  | 2 Pages

    To begin, Irony in the form of dark humor is used to convey a postmodern concept in the movie “Stranger than Fiction”, and the short story “The Happy Man”. Ironically, in “Stranger than Fiction” the perspective of a narrator and character are reversed. Characters in a novel are commonly oblivious of their narrative. However, Harold Crick is conscious that someone is narrating his life; therefore, he takes certain steps to avert his unfolding fate. On the contrary, narrators are generally omniscient

  • Historical Fiction In The Underground Railroad

    1630 Words  | 7 Pages

    historical fiction are virtually identical, realistically only being separated by one major difference; history is an account of the past, presented through facts while historical fiction recognizes the facts but is flexible with the author’s use of fiction. At face value, historical fiction appears to be virtually pointless; why would fiction be relevant in history, a recollection of the past based on facts? A historical novelist, Steve Wiegenstein, discussed the purpose of historical fiction in his

  • Your Brain On Fiction Analysis

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    The two readings I have chosen are Your Brain On Fiction by Annie Murphy Paul which is about how different parts of your brain react to certain words or phrases, and Is Creativity Sexy? The Evolutionary Advantages of Artistic Thinking by Sam McNerney which talks about the connection between sex and creativity. Murphy Paul and McNerney did a satisfying job keeping me concerned throughout the reading starting with the relations with gender, the title and the evolution with science. One thing that

  • Julian Bleecker's Essay 'Design Fiction'

    1469 Words  | 6 Pages

    In this essay, Design Fiction, Julian Bleecker talks about how design is everywhere these days and how stories are attached to objects. He talks about of being different, thinking different, opening the gates of creativity and enabling our brains to work its magic towards imagination. He accentuates about how we should be making new and unexpected things that comes to life through the process of revealing ourselves towards new experiences, social practices telling stories, observing our surroundings

  • Robert Penn Warren's View Of Fiction

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    Is Robert Penn Warren’s claim that fiction makes us feel significant in our everyday lives accurate? Warren believes that fiction can fulfill a person’s wants and desires. Robert Penn Warren’s claim that fiction makes people feel significant is accurate. NEED MORE. People who read fiction are able to gain a sense of significance by living vicariously through characters within the piece of fiction they are reading. NEED LEAD. “She knows that doubleness, in the very act of identification, is of the

  • Effects Of Reading Fiction In The Wife's Story

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    effects of reading fiction on empathy, “fiction presents a simulation of real-world problems, and therefore has real consequences for the reader.” So what are the effects that reading fiction can have? Reading fiction helps a reader develop empathy, allows a reader to explore different viewpoints and helps the reader to learn social skills. One of the most powerful effects of a fiction story is its ability to make people empathize with its characters. When reading a fiction story, the reader

  • Dialogue In Pulp Fiction

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    If there is one thing that Quentin Tarantino is known for, it is his brilliant use of dialogue. In Pulp Fiction particularly, he does not just use conversations as a tool for advancing the plot, but he also as a way to establish characters’ motivations and identities. Pulp Fiction is a crime movie that binds together the stories of the hitmen Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), along with their boss Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) and his wife Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman)

  • Nihilism In Pulp Fiction

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    are many great films in the history of cinema. I enjoy ones that have a creative way to tell the story. In 1994’s Pulp Fiction, this film has become a cult classic due to it’s unorthodox unraveling of a story, its strange coincidences, and views on nihilism in the whole story. In normal films, we expect films to unravel in chronological order. That’s not the case for Pulp Fiction however. The film somehow works as 4 short films in itself but connections are always made between them. It may seem confusing

  • Fan Fiction And Reader Response Criticism

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    indeed fan fiction, has been studied extensively as a social phenomenon. Regarding fans as audiences rather than readers has led to a lot less attention to fan fiction in literary studies, and most of those studies try to defend fan fiction’s status as literature rather than fan fiction being a form of literary criticism. To explore fan fiction as literary criticism, literary theory offers more appropriate methodologies than media studies. Most literary scholars who do explore fan fiction as criticism

  • Society's Influence On Science Fiction

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    investigation of the influence society has on science fiction as a genre. However, previous research, using various methodologies, has indicated a significant relationship between science fiction and society, but much of the research focuses on the inverse of my research question: how science fiction has influenced society, instead of how society influences science fiction. Within that relationship, several different aspects of science fiction have been studied, so they are included here for context