Analysis Of ' The Palace Thief '

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Max Jin Mr.Skeaff Suspension Re-Written Essay AP English &Literature Ethical Questions in “The Palace Thief” In the Fictional novel, “the Palace Thief” by Ethan Canin, description, narrative voice and dialogue interface creating a unique novel. Through the use of figurative language delivers the author’s message that in contemporary society we are surrounded by paradoxes, such as educational intentions, ethical compromise and moral dilemmas. To begin with, the success of this novel is an attribute to Canin’s interesting life. Canin was born in 1960 in Michigan and entered Stanford University dead set on an engineering career. Not until his junior year, he took English writing course, which changed his directions of his dream and accidentally exposed his potential in creative writing. Canin was accepted into the well-known Iowa Writer’s workshop in 1990 as a proof of being a gifted writer. However, due to his lack of self-confidence and his serious doubts about his abilities, he was discouraged and then attended Harvard Medical School shortly after receiving his M.F.A. “It was a real failure of the imagination,” he confessed in an interview with Stanford Magazine. “I just couldn’t think of another job” … Canin spent the next few years conflicted over what he wanted to do with his life. He received his M.D. from Harvard and, for a while at least, successfully combined writing with the practice of medicine. But after the enthusiastic response to 1994 's The Palace Thief,

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