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  • Narrative Modes Within Perfume: the Story of a Murderer

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    in Literature I Professor Murdock 25 April 2012 Narrative Modes Within Perfume: The Story of a Murderer In his novel Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Patrick Süskind chooses third person narration to tell the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. And though Grenouille is the character at which the story is based upon, we are also taken through the minds and actions of other characters through the unlimited knowledge of an omniscient narrative voice. By seeing and smelling the world through Grenouille’s

  • Unreliable Narrator

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    Johnny Lai 07659563 Narrator is the person (perspective) which is chosen by the author to tell the story (literary work, movie, play, verbal account, etc.) to the readers (audiences). Traditionally, the narrator is supposed to be reliable, since he/she/it is the only connection between the readers and the fiction world. But occasionally, authors would use unreliable narrator to be the perspective of their story. The concept of the unreliable narrator (as opposed to "author") became more important

  • F. Salinger 's The Catcher Of The Rye

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    Caulfield’s past trauma which is the triggering factor in his depression, anxiety and alienation. Holden tells an unnamed person what has happened in the three days prior to his mental breakdown. Through Holden’s relatable characteristics and Salinger’s narrative treatment, the book continues to engage audiences across generations. The way that Salinger writes gives the audience a very personal and insightful look into what Holden is feeling. It’s told in the first person, in a confessional style, and utilises

  • Mind Of My Mind By Octavia Butler

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    In many instances throughout history groups have made attempts at colonialism. A range of tactics have been used with different degrees of success or failure and evaluations of these encounters along with fiction novels showing encounters between groups have attempted to give us insight as to how to be successful in these encounters. In her novel Mind of My Mind, Octavia Butler tries to convey that fear tactics are not effective in contact between two groups but that love and respect are more effective

  • Atonement Theme

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    The novella The Atonement by Ian McEwan produces a reoccurring theme of lost innocence. The children in the novella lose their childhood innocence after one wrongful accusation which tears the Tallis family apart. The setting in the novella develops the mood to be light and airy as the Tallis family resides in the English countryside. Nonetheless, the light and airy mood changes to one that is dark and full of mystery as the Second World War starts. Each character is tested by themselves and others

  • Analysis Of The Sweet Hereafter By Mitchelll Stephens

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    The Man with a Mission, Mitchell Stephens Sometimes there is a situation that one is dragged in to, such as some type of accident. For example, Mitchell Stephens is one of the narrators in “The Sweet Hereafter” by Russell Banks. In his side of the story, he is a lawyer from New York who heard about a bus accident in Sam Dent where ten children died in a bus crash. Mitchell is also the one lawyer representing Risa Walker and her husband in a negligence suit that financially compensated them for the

  • Literary Analysis of "The Dancing Bear" and "Planting a Sequoia"

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    Analysis of William Frederick Witherington’s short story The Dancing Bear 1. The initial impression gathered from the passage is bizarre and very dreamlike, perhaps chiefly because it is an excerpt from a novel or a larger literary work. Upon further analysis, the passage develops an eerily violent tone. The events appear to take place in the home of Dieter Bethge, during a stormy night while he is sleeping. Immediately the rain is described as falling with “sodden fury”, introducing the negative

  • Liesel Reflection

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    It is shown in the first few parts of the book that the narrator is death. This is because of the times that the narrator talks about how its job can be very burdening and heavy. The narrator seems very interested in Liesel which is why he focused on telling her story rather than anyone else. The narrator is particularly interested at how Liesel keeps finding her way to his job, she appears numerous times while he works. In these pages Liesel has a hard time adjusting to her new life. She is behind

  • Uncanny In The Sand-Man By Sigmund Freud

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    Hoffman purposefully keeps the audience in the dark through his use of the letter format and Nathanael’s ignorance and hallucinations in order to retain the reader's attention. Upon starting “The Sand-Man,” any reader would notice the letter style narrative, which serves to drive the story onward through the reader’s curiosity. By telling the part of the story through the character’s correspondence, Hoffman limits the amount of information the audience can receive. Take, for example, the very first

  • Hypocrisy In Voltaire's Candide

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    Candide, with his innocent optimism, taught the reader that there isn’t always a silver lining; Irene Redfield proved that one’s judgement and actions don’t always go hand-in-hand; Bob Hicok illustrated that, despite all of one’s observations, hope can still be found. These lessons were brought to us, for the most part, through observations which these narrators had seen and experienced. The lessons found in these texts also show the hypocrisy which these characters have, despite their observations