Fictional Character Definition Essays


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Fiction Essay

The point of view is that of the person telling the story and the method in which the reader knows what is happening ("The Elements of Fiction"). John Updike is “…considered one of the best of American writers of fiction and poetry” and his story of “A & P” proves to be an ideal example of fiction (V., and Zweig 370).


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Definition of Science Fiction Essay

Of course, if we limit the term science fiction to a clear-cut definition, will science fiction have such wonderful stories as it does now or will they end up being bland, repetitive stories? In order to define what science fiction is and to support my definition, I am going to give some examples of stories that I think fall into this genre first an...


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Literary Genre Essay

Hyde- man’s struggle to contain his inner primal instincts * District 9- South African Apartheid * X Men- the evils of prejudice * Harry Potter- the dangers of seeking “racial purity” Character – representation of a person, place, or thing performing traditionally human activities or functions in a work of fiction * Protagonist – The character the s...


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“The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien Essay

“Within Notes, I began writing by referring to Speaking of Courage, that in itself can show that I referred to my own fictional work – that is meta-fiction,” he clarified. Tim, the character – the fictional character, wrote this page, not Tim as in myself,” he smirked while explaining.


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The Hero in Homer’s The Odyssey, and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis Essay

In childhood, heroes are either fictional men with supernatural abilities and talents or protectors of reality, such as firefighters and policemen; in adolescence, heroes can be actors, athletes, artists, and teachers; in adulthood, heroes may be activists or reporters, politicians or businessmen. It is through this character that the audience is ab...


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Gothic Fiction Essay

In this paper a brief definition shall be given of what Gothic Fiction is. Depending on the definition of what Gothic Fiction is, several literary periods bear elements of Gothic – from ancient prose to Shakespearean works, from post-medieval to post-Renaissance.


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Literary Genres Essay

Mystery fiction is another genre which is a loosely-defined term for detective or crime fiction. Characters may do less intense sacrifices in the name of love as compared to the tragic romantic fiction.


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Mary-Sue Essay

A Mary-Sue is often an original character (OC / Original Characters) not part of the fictional universe on which the story is based, and a representation of the author (self- insert). Thus, while originally it is the writer who places elements of his own in his character, we now see the opposite effect appear: The character of Mary Sue, now codified...


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Realism and Henry James Essay

"Charles Dickens and Henry James: Two Approaches to the Art of Fiction." James’s basic aim in this critique was to critically analyze Besant’s thoughts on fiction whilst putting forward what he believed the art and form of fiction to be.


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Reflective Essay on Fiction Writing

I used one of these character types for my extraordinary scene, and then sought help from the king of making the ordinary extraordinary, William Carlos Williams, to fix the character in a scene. For the longer fiction, I worked off of something that one of my real life ‘characters’ said jokingly, but I built a fictional story around it being said in...


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The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien | Analysis

Although a Norman Bowker may not have ever existed, may only be a character in the fiction piece The Things They Carried, his experience undoubtedly happened to other soldiers. The definition of a “true” war story have been established, in this case, the unbelievable fictional details were created in order to tell the real truth from the war.


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The Phenomenon of Fan Fiction Essay

By now a lot of people outside the odd world of fandom are aware of fan fiction existence, though no one is definite on whether to treat it as a literary genre or just an unusually entertaining hobby. A superhero is a type of fictional personality having unusual talents and powers.


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The Works Of Pedro Almodovar Film Studies Essay

“All About My Mother” has both the features of reality and fiction. In fact, Manuela, the main character of the film, pushes herself to form alternative bonds between herself and other women in order to adjust to the difficulties caused by men in her life.


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Genres of Literature Essay

Nonfiction opposes fiction and is distinguished from those fiction genres of literature like poetry and drama which is the next section we will discuss. Historical Fiction is a story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting.


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Crossover Essay

The Stories of Blade Runner and its sequel Blade Runner 2049, Total Recall, Soldier and Minority Report co-exist in the same fictional universe of author Philip K. Dick. The Ghostbusters and Men in Black franchises exist in the same common universe as a result of the board game: Ghostbusters / Men in Black: Ecto-terrestrial Invasion, the movie Caspe...


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William Gibson’s Neuromancer is Cyberpunk

The basic precepts of the cyberpunk genre consists of technology as hindrance to man, stories that are saturated in dark and dreary themes, and a character, ”Case,” that will either fail or conform to a structured society. John Christie seems to agree with my analysis of this novel: “Gibson constructs characters which are themselves flat images, bei...


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Inception: A Christopher Nolan Movie Essay

Christopher Nolan is the definition of science fiction in the modern era. "In a summer of remakes, reboots and sequels comes Inception, easil... ... middle of paper ... ...n cliché of mad scientists found in science fiction features.


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Essay about Literally Speaking in Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction

Name calling in Pulp Fiction demonstrates how the perception of a word’s meaning alters mood. Characters call one another names wherein the names’ meanings enhance our understanding of what the character is saying.


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Importance Of The Elements Of Fiction Essay

Plot, Character, setting, and point of view act as a working body to create a functioning story. After looking at both Bartleby, the Scrivener and A & P, it is plain to see that there are many types, and ways to use the elements of fiction, and each creates its own ending .


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In Defense of Historical Fiction Essay

...elieve if readers give the genre a chance they can learn about past events, themes, and ways of life while at the same time enjoying a fictional story. At first glance, historical fiction novels might appear to be detrimentally numerous and disrespected for taking imaginative liberties presenting actual historical fact, but with a closer look it ...


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Autofiction Essay

Vincent Colonna defines a narrow sense - the projection of oneself in a fictional universe where one could have found oneself, but where one has not really lived - and, by extension, any autobiographical novel (considering that there is always a part of fiction in confession). "True autofiction" has, according to Genette, a genuinely fictional narra...


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Tim Obriens The Things They Carried English Literature Essay

Readers know that the story contains fictional detail after being told several different ways; they have been notified that The Things They Carried is fiction. Though O’Brien has said “this is a work of fiction” (O’Brien 5), hence readers need to treat Norman Bowker as a fictional character.


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Short Story Format and Novel Format Fiction Essay

It can then be asserted that such fiction formats are the confirmation of life as both have the power to affect the “literary and literacy lives of readers” (Booth 63) by giving them an area where they can reflect and respond to the stories being offered. However, as short stories do not have the luxury of space, a single viewpoint is what culminate...


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5 Important Elements of a Short Story

The main character is usually on one side of the central conflict. A character is a person, or sometimes even an animal, who takes part in the action of a short story or other literary work.


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A rose for Emily and a good man is hard to find -1

Each writer will have a different reason for killing a certain character in a story. It is evident that the common theme in the short fiction stories a rose for Emily and a good man is hard to find is death.


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Pirandello: Six Characters in Search of an Author Essay

It is clear that they are merely vessels for portraying this “fiction,” creating real stories in their shows, but they seem to have no “real” stories of their own. Through their quest for self-definition, the Characters actually achieve self-definition.


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Postmodern Elements In Martin Amis Three Novels English Literature Essay

In fact according to Patricia Waugh “They explore a theory of fiction through the practice of writing fiction”(2).What they actually achieve in spite if much hostility is to re-examine the conventions of realism in order to discover a fictional form that is culturally relevant and comprehensible to contemporary readers. He argues that “to reveal the...


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Benefits of Reading Essay

In my opinion reading books whether it is a fiction or non-fiction has many benefits for us. It’s no matter what books you read whether non-fiction or fiction there will be new things that you learn.


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Metafiction Essay

It is the literary term describing fictional literature which, in a conscious and systematic way, questions its status as an object, raising questions about the relationship between fiction and reality, and often irony and introspection. Tim O'Brien, as the narrator, comments on the veracity of some war tales, glossing over the "truth" behind the ta...


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Beloved: The Haunting Past of America Essay

...itz, "Nameless Ghosts: Possession and Dispossession in Beloved," Studies in American Fiction, 17 (1989), 157. Although, from a vampire, succubus, to a pre-Oedipal child, various ways of seeing Beloved is possible, Horvitz's definition is more comprehensive.


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