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“Misery” – A Story by Chekhov


Words: 1350 (6 pages)

Have you ever lost someone you loved? Just think about how it makes you feel. I know that when my best friend died I was so miserable but I did not want to be by myself. I wanted to be around my family and my friends. I can remember talking with my friends and reminiscing…

An initiation in James Joyce’s story “Araby” Analysis




Words: 1096 (5 pages)

Many times in life, people set unrealistic expectations for themselves or for other people. This is not a very wise thing to do because people often feel disappointed and embarrassed for getting their hopes up so high. One good example of this is the narrator in the short story “Araby” by James Joyce. In his…

James Joyce’s Dubliners: Araby and Eveline Сontrast



Short stories

Words: 813 (4 pages)

In his short story collection, The Dubliners, James Joyce is giving us so many examples of people, characters and even lives. This collection was written at the beginning of the nineteenth century, but we could read it with the same sense that we read the modern ones. The feelings are similar even situations. Two of…

Ebony and Crystal: REH, CAS, and Fraternal Good Wishes



Robert E. Howard

Words: 1962 (8 pages)

Ebony and Crystal: Poems in Verse and Prose (1922, The Auburn Journal) was Clark Ashton Smith’s third volume of poetry, following The Star-Treader and Other Poems (1912, Robertson) and Odes and Sonnets (1918, The Book Club of California). Smith had conceived the volume as early as 1916, and by late 1920 had a manuscript which…

History’s Role in Fiction – “The House on the Lagoon” and “Mambo Kings”


Puerto Rico

Words: 853 (4 pages)

In the novels the house on The House on the Lagoon and Mambo Kings, real historical facts and figures are used to give the stories a sense of realism. The authors of these novels use small pieces of history to make a realistic setting for their stories. The authors also use fictional historical events and…

Science Fiction Movies Comparison




Words: 1328 (6 pages)

Week 4 Compare/Contrast “2001: A Space Odyssey & “The Sentinel” Science Fiction In the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”, it deals with a series of encounters between humans and a mysterious black monoliths that is apparently effecting human evolution. In the short story “The Sentinel”, the story basically reverses the roll of the black monoliths….

Analysis of Book “Treasure Island” by Robert Lewis Stevenson


Gothic fiction


Words: 717 (3 pages)

The title of this book is Treasure Island. It is written by Robert LewisStevenson and takes place mainly on Treasure Island. There were many charactersin this story but the most substantial were; Jim Hawkins the cabin boy/narrator;Long John Silver the captain; David Livesey the ships doctor; Pew theblind-beggar; and John Trelawney the owner of the…

Gothic Fiction – The Red Room and The Monkey’s Paw



Words: 1220 (5 pages)

In these two stories, the Red Room and the Monkey’s Paw, a convention of gothic fiction is used to build up tension to grab the reader’s attention more to the story and also to create a frightening atmosphere. The cultural society of Victorian times in the United Kingdom influenced both these writers to create such…

Literature Review of the Novel “About Schmidt”




Words: 391 (2 pages)

1. About Schmidt is a story of Warren Schmidt who experiences a lot of personal turmoil and emotional pain as he travels down the road of grieving. Schmidt, a retired insurance man, becomes a sponsor to a Tanzanian child to whom he narrates the ups and downs of his life. After his wife suddenly dies…

Example of an “Unreliable” Narrator in story “A&P” Analysis



Words: 520 (3 pages)

The story “A&P” takes place in the A&P grocery store, located in a small New England town. The narration is in first person by Sammy the cashier. Sammy is a typical example of an “unreliable” narrator. An unreliable narrator is a storyteller who is a complete character in the story and whose opinions must be…

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description Fiction is any creative work, chiefly any narrative work, portraying people, events, or places in imaginary ways that are not strictly based on history or fact. In its most narrow usage, fiction applies to written narratives in prose and often specifically novels, as well as novellas and short stories.

“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” “Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” “That’s what fiction is for. “Artists use lies to tell the truth.,It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. A man’s face is his autobiography. It’s never too late – in fiction or in life – to revise. A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction.


Fiction Books: Dune, All the Light We Cannot See, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Beloved, The Song of Achilles, People We Meet on Vacation, Pride and Prejudice, The Judge’s List, The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel, Wolf Hall, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel, The Nightingale, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Road, All the Light We Cannot See, Dune, Beloved,

Fictional stories: The LotteryShirley Jackson, 1948, Heart of darkness ; with, The Congo diary ; and, Up-river bookJoseph Conrad, 1899, Animal FarmGeorge Orwell, 1945, The Tell-Tale HeartEdgar Allan Poe, 1843,

Frequently Asked Questions about Fiction

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Is there such thing as a fictional essay?
An essay is nonfiction. That means that the writer of an essay is trying to tell the truth, not merely entertain. A short story isn't an essay because it's fiction. ... Hypothetical examples can be an effective way of illustrating a point, as can quotations from fictional works. Read More:
What is a fiction essay?
Any story, even ones based on a true story that add details for dramatic effect, fall under the category of fiction. Whether you're writing a fictional essay or any other type of fiction, have fun with and get creative. Read More:
What is an example of fiction writing?
Fiction texts are created from the imagination and include made up stories with characters, a setting and plot from the authors own imagination. Some examples of fiction texts would include picture books, novels and classic fairytales to name a few. Read More:

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