Young-adult fiction Essays

  • What We Hunger For Roxane Gay Analysis

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    many girls endure but never talk about. She later explores The Hunger Games trilogy and its heroine Katniss Everdeen to emphasize the cathartic and sobering stories in young adult literature. Gay claims that through the use of young adult literature and movies that speak of true experiences and accomplishments, the dark past young adult endure can be unlock and resolved. Gay appeals to ethos, logos

  • Looking For Alaska

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    Type of Book: The genre of this book is known as young adult fiction. The people that would like to read this book are mainly young adults, ranging from mid-teens to the mid-twenties. Characters: The main characters found in this book are Miles “Pudge” Halter, Alaska Young, and Chip “Colonel” Martin. Miles leaves Florida in search of the great perhaps, real friends, and a not-so-minor-life, he finds himself, and he falls in love with Alaska Young, but only the way he wanted to see her. Alaska was

  • The Impossible Knife Of Memory Analysis

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    The Impossible Knife of Memory is a modern Young Adult fiction novel. It brings to light issues such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse and family troubles. It tells the story of a father and daughter who have been on the road for years, running from their memories. They try to settle down so Hayley can finish her senior year at High School, but their past starts catching up on both of them. This book was definitely a representation of what some teenagers may deal with and it discussed

  • Vampires Never Die Analysis

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    “With “The vampire” Polidori gave birth to the two main branches of vampiric fiction: the vampire as a romantic hero, and the vampire as a undead monster (Del Toro and Hogan, par.4). I believe, del Toro and Hogan wrote this essay because they wanted to give details of how vampires are made and analyze the motivation behind why they never die. Their purpose was to also draw comparisons on how these two-vampire fictions are similar in the myth and philosophy with angels. They likewise demonstrate

  • Examples Of Totalitarianism In The Hunger Games

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    This essay psychoanalyzes one of the main characters in the novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The main character in this novel is Katniss Everdeen. Some defense mechanisms are illustrated in her behavior and actions. This novel is about a country that consists of 12 districts ruled by the Capitol, a totalitarian city. Every year, each district sends two participants, a boy and a girl, to Capitol to participate in the Hunger Games. The participants fight till death, and the survived participant

  • Censorship In Young Adult Literary Analysis

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    Even though censorship has been around for centuries, some may think that it has been eradicated. In this day and age, it 's running rampant, especially in young adult literature. In 2014, 331 books were challenged. A lot of the books that were censored or challenged were by parents, public libraries, private and public schools. 35% were challenged by parents. The reasons those books were challenged is because the topics of homosexuality, suicide, being sexually explicit, drugs/smoking/alcohol, and

  • Analysis Of Normality In The Novel 'Geeak Love'

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    What does it mean to be normal? To look and act like everyone else? To be conformed to societies expectations? Or, is it to be confident and self-assured that even if people think differently about the way someone looks that that is irrelevant because what other people think does not matter. In the novel, Geek Love, written by Katherine Dunn, normality, what it means to be “normal”, or even if normal exists is question and a theme that is brought up throughout the whole book. The Binewski family

  • The Outsiders Should Be Banned Essay

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    state of kids publishing is such that it’s perfectly reasonable to be concerned about what agenda-driven and/or prurient content they’re peddling.” (Hemingway) This means it is very reasonable for everyone to be concerned about what the kids and young adults are reading. If parents are not concerned about what their child is reading, their child will follow many bad influences from books they have read.There are many influential books such as The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton that should be banned. The

  • The Struggle In Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

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    At the end of the story, Melinda comes to terms about the incident she has endured: “IT happened. There is no avoiding it, no forgetting. No running away, or flying, or bullying, or hiding. Andy Evans raped me in August when I was too drunk and too young to know what was happening. It wasn't my fault. He hurt me. It wasn't my fault. And I'm not

  • The Great Depression In Tillie Olsen's I Stand Here Ironing

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    In the short story, I Stand Here Ironing, by Tillie Olsen. Took place in “Pre-relief, pre-WPA world depression,” also known as the great depression and the second world war.The Great depression era was important to this story because emily was born during this era, and the second world war is important because this where emily stepfather went off to first. The point of view of this story is the third-person omniscient because the story only uses the narrator's thoughts or known as in the story Emily's

  • Essay On The Tree In Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

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    In the young adult novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, the main character Melinda called the police at a high school party while going into freshman year. This unfairly made her instant an outcast and loner. Because of the rape, Melinda lost friends and interest in school and activities. As her art project, Melinda is assigned to draw a tree and she realizes that this project is harder than it seems. When she first draws her tree it has no \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ emotion. It is dark and depressing

  • Examples Of Hegemonic Femininity In The Little Mermaid

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    books, and mainly films. One of the famous animated princess Disney films, The Little Mermaid can be easily added to yet another Disney film portraying hegemonic femininity. In the 1989 film The Little Mermaid, (Ron Clements, John Musker) a beautiful, young mermaid is willing to make a risky deal with an evil sea-witch because she yearns to walk on land and fall in love with a Prince, while secretly the sea-witch wishes for the mermaid to lose the deal. Ultimately, mermaid ends up achieving her dream

  • Lady Capulet In Romeo And Juliet

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    With the privilege of wealth comes the privilege of less responsibility; the more money you have, the more things you can pay people to do for you. Life inside the walled city of Verona and being one of the most highly respected and wealthy families there means there is a high standard that must be kept. Lady Capulet took the opportunity to set aside her motherly duties and higher a wet nurse to breastfeed her baby. Being the wife of a wealthy man, she can do this and therefore preserve her body

  • Blindness In Good Country People

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    “Some can’t be that simple. I know I never could,” says Mrs. Freeman in the ending of the story, which means that perfection is difficult to achieve. However, in the book, Mrs. Freeman and other characters judge people around them just by their appearance. Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People” criticizes the people of the American South for their moral blindness and hypocrisy as well as people’s negative habits of stereotyping, being contradictory and cliché. The book delivers the message to

  • Istvan Szabo Sunshine Analysis

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    As he further indulges in the profits of his new position, he quickly realizes that his cooperation in the new Aryanization is not victimless. Tono’s good friend, Imrich (Martin Holly Sr.), is a known opponent of Fascism and supporter of the Jewish community. When Tono discovers that Imrich is to be arrested, he does nothing. When Tono discovers that the town’s Jewish population is to be rounded up, he does nothing. His subconscious slowly eats away at him, but he does his best to ignore it.

  • Conformity In The Outsiders

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    new, but it is just too hard for them and they want conformity, so they go back to their old selves. According to the article, “Teen Gangstas”, by Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, the plight of Ponyboy Curtis, the protagonist from S.E. Hinton’s classic young adult novel, The Outsiders, will end tragically unless he adopts a pet in which he grows and bond and cares for. Ponyboy has a very tragic plight, filled with violence and confusion. Ponyboy is mixed up at the church and cries to Johnny, “I’m just mixed

  • Huckleberry Finn Moral Analysis

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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain explores the concept of human morality through the characterization of a young child. Huckleberry Finn, as a young boy, faces difficult challenges of life and his trip through the Mississippi river is a representation and a realistic reflection of a divided nation during the time period in the country. In addition, the trip through the Mississippi river is an ultimate test of morality through the situations Huck Finn endures. The character of Huck

  • Whiplash Movie Analysis

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    Whiplash is an inspiring movie, from one side, Andrew wants to fulfill a lifetime fantasy, and the desire to become the best drummer there is. On the other side, Andrew is willing to risk it all, to bear everything and anything in order to achieve that dream. To accomplish it, he applies to one of the best music schools and is admitted into it, he is now part of one of the most prestigious schools of music there is, Shaffer Conservatory of Music School. He practices every day to achieve perfection

  • Character Analysis: Girl In Translation

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    Girl in Translation The young adult novel, Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok, takes place in Brooklyn, New York. Kimberly Chang, an eleven-year-old girl, and her mother emigrated from Hong Kong in hopes of living a new and wonderful life in the United States. Kimberly’s aunt decided to help her sister and niece live a better life in the United States, at least that is what Kimberly and her mother thought. Quickly, Kimberly began living a double life: schoolgirl by day and a factor worker by night

  • Example Of Dystopian Literature

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    Dystopian Appeal to Teenagers Dystopian literature has become an ever increasing presence in today's teenage world. However, one might query as to  why adolescents have lost interest in books such as Narnia and Twilight which are works of fantasy fiction. A dystopian society is the  opposite of a utopia, it’s a place where negative social forces drive the plot. This shift of interests is a peculiar phenomenon as these two genres are almost completely opposite. Some of the common examples of dystopian