Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Essays

  • Eudora Welty Biography

    1281 Words  | 6 Pages

    Eudora Welty was an American novelist whose books centered around the American South. Welty is famously known for her book, The Optimist 's Daughter, which she earned a pulitzer prize for in 1973. In Welty’s memoir, “One Writer’s Beginnings” she reminisces on her childhood memories during the early 1900s in Jackson, Mississippi. Her memoir focuses on her early life with reading and the impact it had on her life. The intensity and value of Welty’s early experiences with reading and books is displayed

  • Robert Penn Warren's Night Rider

    1569 Words  | 7 Pages

    “In one deep sense, novels are concealed autobiography. I don 't mean that you are telling facts about yourself, but you are trying to find out what you really think or who you are” Robert Penn Warren explains (Warren). Night Rider, a historical fiction novel, was published in 1939 by Robert Penn Warren and was based on Kentucky’s Tobacco War that took place between 1905-1908, involving planters demanding better prices for their crops. An organization advocating for the tobacco planters’ cause called

  • Jhumpa Lahiri Short Story

    1790 Words  | 8 Pages

    Indian fiction journalists writing in English are conceived and raised in India, in spite of the fact that the authors like Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, Jhabvala, Vikram Seth and Salman Rushdie are living either in England or America. Lahiri was conceived in London, of Bengali guardians and experienced childhood in Rhode Island, United States. Jhumpa Lahiri has obviously profit by each of the three societies. Their smell floats from the pages of her first accumulation of short fiction. Normally

  • Napoléon Bonaparte's Myths Of History

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    “History is a set of lies agreed upon.” Napoléon Bonaparte Even though most of the legends of history lived in different eras and times, a lot of them share the same story as others. This means history has been written as a story telling rather than revealing the facts. To explicate, the historian tried to “kill two birds with one stone”; firstly they cared about making their history heart touching and dramatic, and secondly they tried to serve their main goal using the dramatic parts

  • Chicken Little Character Analysis

    760 Words  | 4 Pages

    The movie, “Chicken Little” took place in a small town called Oakey Oaks. The main characters in “Chicken Little” are Chicken Little, his dad, named Buck Cluck, Abby (ugly duckling), Master Runt Of The Litter, (the pig), Fish Out Of Water, and the little orange alien. In the beginning of the movie, Chicken Little decides to ring the emergency bell, and scares the whole town. He told the whole town that the sky was falling, because he seen a hexagon shape that came from the sky. No one believed him

  • Boo Radley Character Analysis

    1303 Words  | 6 Pages

    The relationship between Boo and the children change through the course of the novel. At first, the kids both think that Boo is a terrible monster and prisoner inside his own home. The children believe everything that the town said about Boo Radley and his Family, they think Boo is a monster because he kill his father and he never get out of his house, because he is like prisoner in his own house. Childhood is the most important reason why the children didn’t understand the situation of Boo Radley

  • Racial Inequality In To Kill A Mockingbird

    1916 Words  | 8 Pages

    In the classical 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee depicts the social and racial inequality in southern American society during the 1930’s. Residing in Maycomb County, Atticus Finch and his two children, Scout and Jem, gain appreciation for tolerance as they encounter diverse characters such as Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Told from Scout’s perspective of their adventures, Jem and Scout explore the prejudicial flaws of their community. The portrayal of a catalyst and prophet matches the

  • To Kill A Mockingbird Childhood Analysis

    743 Words  | 3 Pages

    Harper Lee portrays childhood as curious and innocent, but also the “more real” aspects of growing up; the fear, the stupidity, and the flaws.The meaning of To Kill A Mockingbird is, childhood plays an extremely large role in a person’s life, and it shapes one’s views, and goals in their future. Times that Lee represents the importance of childhood are when; Scout is curious about Boo (Arthur) Radley, when Scout and Jem sneak into the courtroom, and when Scout walks Boo Radley home. Throughout

  • To Kill A Mockingbird Conformity Analysis

    1747 Words  | 7 Pages

    In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Nelle Harper Lee, the citizens of Maycomb give and receive respect from the amount of conformity that is shown. At the beginning of the book, Jem is given little respect, Atticus is given a lot of respect, and the Radleys are given almost no respect. As the novel progresses, Jem matures and learns responsibility as a young adult. Atticus loses a bit of respect because of his defense of a black person. Meanwhile, the Radleys never conformed much and so never gained

  • To Kill A Mockingbird Courage Analysis

    1112 Words  | 5 Pages

    As Nelson Mandela wisely said “ I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee centers around the Finch family and the lessons that both Jem and Scout Finch learn as their father defends a black man accused of rape. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, we see the idea of true courage reflected in Jem Finch’s journey. Harper Lee paints a picture

  • Inequality In The Kite Runner

    889 Words  | 4 Pages

    Amir and Hassan represent a clear division in Afghanistan Social classes have been present in society for a long time since there are humans in the world, making divisions among people in arbitrary ways. One of those social features that marks this distinctions is the economy aspect, like if you have more money you are more important, and in the other hand if you are poor you also are less important than other. This is also present in the Khaled Hosseini´s ‘’The Kite Runner’’, a novel that among

  • Miss Genovee: A Narrative Analysis

    817 Words  | 4 Pages

    “Once, ten years ago, there was a forest, a dark green forest that mythical creatures were said to roam, there was a cradle. A small, wicker basket-like carriage, from which emanated a sound that nearly frightened away all the animals in the forest.” “What was it, Miss Genovese?” “A baby, three to be precise. They were sat in the warmth of the cradle, and, while hunting the Ceryneian Hind, Mister Desmond heard the crying and came to investigate. And he found you and your friends. He brought

  • Atticus Finch Moral Analysis

    1018 Words  | 5 Pages

    To Install a Moral Atticus Finch is considered a strange person by Maycomb, his town, seeing as he is the single father of two while working as a lawyer, defending blacks in a racist society. Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird centers around the Finches as they try to keep Tom Robinson alive on fabricated charges while his children begin to learn just how gritty and dangerous life can be. Despite being pressured and attacked due to defending a lost cause, Atticus tries to help his children however

  • Overcoming Stereotypes In The Scarlet Letter And The Crucible By Nathaniel Hawthorne

    927 Words  | 4 Pages

    As the crowd watches, Hester Prynn, holding an infant, walks down from the prison door and makes her way to the scaffold, where she is to be publicly condemned. Both The Scarlet Letter and The Crucible were intended to teach and instruct through didactic texts. The authors conveyed this through bringing attention to specific details and the decisions of the characters in their writing. Three lessons that were included in both the play and the novel were the overcoming of the stereotypes and bias

  • Kangaroo Gets A Pouch Analysis

    335 Words  | 2 Pages

    The story “Kangaroo gets a pouch” has a lot of similarities with the story “Kangaroo”. Like how they're both about kangaroos and how they both face a problem and a solution in their stories. Also they give some facts on kangaroos. In “Kangaroo Gets a Pouch” it talk about facts on kangaroos like how they have long strong legs for hopping and jumping just like “Kangaroos”.The text states,”Grab onto my tail and we will look together” . What they're trying to say it that they have really long and strong

  • To Kill A Mockingbird Greed Quotes

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    The title To Kill a Mockingbird is a symbol or metaphor for many things throughout the story. In a literal sense it is a sin to kill an innocent bird that does nothing but sing songs. Metaphorically it means that it sin to hurt or kill something that does nothing or can not do anything to you. I understood this “rule” more and more as we got through the book. This can be associated with different people or things throughout the story. People who were misunderstood, unwanted, or physically hurt were

  • Loneliness In To Kill A Mockingbird

    642 Words  | 3 Pages

    Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is about a young girl and her family’s life as they grow up in Maycomb County, Alabama. During this time Scout and Jem experience the trial of Tom Robinson and the mystery of man named Boo Radley. A central theme in To Kill A Mockingbird is that loneliness can have a deeply harmful effect on society. One of the ways in which the story examines the concept that lonesomeness can considerably harm society is how Mayella Ewell’s loneliness leads to the trail of rape

  • Aunt Alexandra Influence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra is a motherly influence on Scout and Jem who tries to teach them how a Finch should act. For example, Aunt Alexandra teaches the children how to act when she first arrives at the house. In fact, she corrects Scout soon after she steps through the door. “Jean Louise, stop scratching your head,” Aunt Alexandra sternly demands. When Scout asks Atticus if she can visit Calpurnia at her house next Sunday, Aunt Alexandra tries to intervene. “You may

  • Theme Of Courage In To Kill A Mocking Bird

    487 Words  | 2 Pages

    Theme Essay Courage is never giving up, especially before you try. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee the author shows courage in numerous ways. The characters learn that sometimes even though you know you might fail at something you still try to do your best. I agree with the theme courage is never giving up, especially before you try, and the characters of Mrs.Dubose and Mr. Underwood exemplify this theme. As punishment, Atticus makes Jem go and read to Mrs. Dubose each afternoon

  • Essay On Mrs. Dubose Is Courageous In To Kill A Mockingbird

    518 Words  | 3 Pages

    In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, As a punishment for destroying Mrs. Dubose camilla's Atticus sends Jem to read to her as both punishment and to teach him a lesson about compassion and courage. But something the reader would not expect can out of this and has turned someone‘s life around. Mrs.Dubose is the most strong minded and compassionate in the novel because she speaks her mind and tells Jem and Scout what she thinks of their father and this is what she says “Your father's