Talking animals in fiction Essays

  • Anthropomorphism Themes

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    Animals of every variety populate children’s literature and display varying degrees of anthropomorphic characteristics. Anthropomorphism is not limited to talking, but also includes wearing clothes, walking upright, cooking meals, playing instruments, living in houses, etc. Animals can be fully anthropomorphic or simply have the ability to talk or reason like a human. Animals can inhabit their own human less worlds, or they can coexist with humans, occasionally even speaking to them directly. Talking

  • Similarities Between The Horse And His Boy And White Fang

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    and His Boy by C.S. Lewis are two very different books, from genre to setting, but these books do have their similarities. White Fang is about a wolf dog who learns the way of the wild, kill or be killed. The Horse and His Boy is about a boy and a talking horse who run away together to find the imaginary country, Narnia. One way these books are similar is they were both written by very well-known authors, and were both published in the 1900’s. They’re both fictional stories written in the third person

  • Gloria Skurzynski's Background To Writing 'Nethergrave'

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    Gloria Skurzynski’s background to writing “Nethergrave” was because of science fiction. Gloria says, “In fantasy, the cause is magic. In science fiction, the role of magic is replaced by advanced technology.” Ray Bradbury’s background to writing “A Sound of Thunder” was time travel. When H.G Wells published “The Time Machine” it had imagination. Ray says, “Wells wrote his now-famous book, the idea of time travel – to both the past and future – has captured the popular imagination.” In “Nethergrave”

  • Cs Lewis Christian Fantasy

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    C.S.Lewis: Religious Fantasy Fiction Author Have you ever wondered how people can make such creative books as if it is nothing? C.S. Lewis was the phenomenal author of the seven, creative The Chronicles of Narnia books which he has sold more than 100 million copies. Lewis was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland. He was known for his Christian Faith literary works as well as his Fantasy works. Growing up struggling with his faith, C.S. Lewis, the author of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  • Compare And Contrast The Day The Earth Stood Still

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    entire world but in the meanwhile humans will end up becoming an endangered species and if the country cannot repopulate we will become extinct. However if we continue this way we will end up no longer existing and Earth will only contain plants and animals. I am aware that many wars are still continuing and many countries live in fear. In many countries only men can fight in wars in order to reproduce you need a male and female so if all men die in war there is no hope of our species

  • A Sound Of Thunder Language Analysis

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    makes the plot so interesting. an example of this is used in the story to show dictatorship and communism, "no animal shall sleep" becomes "no animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets." An example of satire is the entire plot of Animal Farm. Orwell uses his imagination and plot to make fun of the Russian communist, society, government, and industrialization. He uses these fictional animals to show that power cannot be divided equally and once power is obtained, it is always

  • Peg Kehret Character Analysis

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    One is hardworking, another is determined, and the third is caring.In the book 5 Pages a Day, Peg Kehret showed leadership especially in those three categories. That person is author and animal lover, Peg Kehret. Peg showed leadership in times of sadness and times of happiness. Peg Kehret is not only an animal loving author she is also a leader with many good qualities. When I picked this book off the shelf I wasn’t expecting it to be about a leader. I was expecting it to be about a boring author

  • Themes In Children's Literature

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    to be able to do it” said by J.M Barrie Peter. “There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction; they can only be dealt with adequately in a children’s book. Adult literary fiction, stories are there on sufferance. Other things are felt to be more important: technique, style, literary knowingness.” (Northern Lights, Philip Pullman). In adult literature people can’t fly, animals don’t talk, but in children literature all this can be possible to happen. There is more space for the Author

  • The Cat In The Hat Stylistic Analysis

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    The famously know children 's book The Cat in the Hat with simple rhymes and short easy words is used to teach children how to read at an early age. Many may only think of the book as a harmless book that contains the simplest plot. Some may agree due to the story 's simplistic plot and generic theme, with the characters learning lessons from their selfish mistakes. But some may disagree. Some may say that there is a different meaning to the characters personalities because of the different actions

  • Maddaddam Analysis

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    how myths and sacred texts are creater, it is written as speculative fiction. In “The Uses of Genre and Classification of Speculative Fiction” by R.B. Gill, the clasification of this genre is explained thorougly. Gill explains that genres should be classified accordingly to the categories of values that are present in the texts. Thus, different genres are interested in different categories. He explains that speculative fiction is interested specially in “categories of engagement or social critique

  • Breakfast Of Champions Book Analysis

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    the fact the little drops from every individual will make a mighty ocean. It is the apt time to think about what is wrong with the attitude of mankind to check what will harm the present as well as future generations. The writers who write science fiction try to create awareness and at the same time give an alarm to the society. Kurt Vonnegut tries his level best in imprinting the evils of scientific development and warns what is to be done to improve the life of mankind better. The advancement of

  • Narrative Structure Of Pulp Fiction

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    Pulp Fiction: A Postmodernist film Pulp Fiction is an American comedy crime film written and directed by critically acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino. The film came out in 1994 following the success of Reservoir Dogs by the same director. Pulp Fiction was widely praised for its unique narrative structure. The film consists of 7 major narrative sequences. There are multiple instances where the movie jumps backwards and forwards in timeline. The narration in the movie can be described as circular

  • Slither's Tale Book Report

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    Spookin’s: Slither’s Tale, written by Joseph Delaney, is fiction in the young adult genre, which is my age group, and I found myself unable to put it down. Its combination of thrilling action, trembling, an abundance of blood and gore, fighting and the slaying of beasts story kept me up until the dark hours. I was shocked at how completely fascinating the plot was. Same as Underworld, the story is set in somewhere around 18’s where most of the characters are beasts and non-human based, also borrows

  • Comparing Pullman's Ideas And Themes

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    “There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction; they can only be dealt with adequately in a children’s book. The reason for that is that in adult literary fiction, stories are there on sufferance. Other things are felt to be more important: technique, style, literary knowingness. The present-day would-be George Eliots take up their stories as if with a pair of tongs. They’re embarrassed by them. If they could write novels without stories in them, they would. Sometimes they do

  • What Is Fahrenheit 451 Reflective Essay

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    Reflective Essay on Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury, The author of the book ‘Fahrenheit 451’ used and mentioned things that are related to nature and things that are related to water which basically is under the nature topic. I have read online that Ray Bradbury loved nature and he included nature in the majority of the books he wrote and he also has a known pretty long quote about nature too, but in this book the nature is different. The nature in this book isn't the nature everyone else would

  • Monster Culture Seven Theses: A Literary Analysis

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    The conception of childhood and its image in literature has changed considerably overtime. The role of children in fiction gained importance in the late 18th century and is closely related to ‘Romantic revival’. Childhood in adult fiction represents certain philosophical ideas pertaining to a given age, gender, socio-cultural and economic set up. Up till 20th century majority of literary work depicted children as innocent beings incapable of causing any harm. 20th century with its brutal, terrifying

  • Chesterton's Tremendous Trifles

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    to person. Fairy tales have been popular with children for thousands of years. They're usually short stories that feature fantasy characters based on folklore such as fairies, mermaids, princesses, giants, and witches. They might also feature talking animals or other forms of magic or enchantment. Fairy tales take us out of our everyday lives into magical lands filled with possibilities that excite and expand the imagination. Chesterton’s book, Tremendous Trifles is not a fairy tale, but is about

  • The Discourse Of A Crazy Cat Analysis

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    with my by means of slow blinks, peculiar meows, certain movements and that she has the capacity to initiate an act of communication as well as to end it depending on her mood. I do not doubt the love for my cat, what I doubt is my love for all the animals. Am I able to love them? Because if yes,

  • Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven Analysis

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    that of Poe’s own copy of The Raven and Other Poems in which he made revisions and correction in pencil, and the publications of The Raven in the editions of The American Review and The New York Mirror of January 1845. The most useful version for talking about Poe’s thinking on paper is the one from his own copy of The Raven and Other Poems in combination with his essay The Philosophy of

  • Mumbo Joumbo Character Analysis

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    As a anti-detective fiction, Mumbo Jumbo, is no doubt has its own detective character. Let’s first observe Reed’s detective from his appearance. “He is a familiar sight in Harlem, wearing his frock coat, opera hat, smoked glasses and carrying a cane”(Reed, Mumbo Jumbo 24). If only Papa Labas holds a pipe, we will no doubt identify him as a caricature of Sherlock Holmes. By dressing Labas in an out-dated iconic Victorian clothing style, Reed intentionally mimics Sherlock Holmes’ appearance. Although