Essays Tagged: "american fiction"

Mark Twain

lliam Faulkner have declared his work-especiallyHuckleberry Finn- a major influence on 20th-century American fiction.Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, a town on the Mississippi river. After the ...

(2 pages) 106 0 3.7 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Nathaniel Hawthorne Weaves Dreams Into Much of His 19th Century Prose

Nathaniel Hawthorne, a master of American fiction, often utilizes dreams within the annals ofhis writings to penetrate, explore an ... written stories as an art form. It is historically known that Hawthorne is one of the first major American writers of fiction to focus on the interior lives of his characters and express his biblica ...

(6 pages) 69 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

To Kill a Mockingbird: Irony and Sarcasm

ill a Mockingbird: Irony and SarcasmHarper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is a highly regarded work of American fiction. The story of the novel teaches us many lessons that should last any reader for a l ... learned. Public education is not the only element that Harper Lee uses irony to criticize, however. American political attitudes are also criticized using irony.Harper Lee also uses sarcasm to critici ...

(6 pages) 61 1 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

The life of Mark Twain.

o an influential nation; through Mark Twain's writings he gave definition to what it meant to be an American. Using cutting and accurate humor, he attracted a range of readers and audiences. Twain stu ... s and audiences. Twain stunned the world with his brilliance and talent. Ernest Hemingway, a fellow American author, felt that all American fiction was influenced by The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ...

(8 pages) 136 0 3.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"The Forces of Naturalism"

declining of romanticism in the nineteenth century, realism and naturalism became more prevalent in American fiction. Stephen Crane and Jack London embodied the naturalistic genre by writing stories t ...

(6 pages) 111 0 3.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay looks at The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper and discusses how they illustrate aspects of the American identity.

Reading American literature provides insight and instruction on American citizenship and can teach us is var ... des insight and instruction on American citizenship and can teach us is various ways how to live as Americans. Examining American literature and art are methods that would help an immigrant coming to ... to America understand the complex and many-sided meanings associated with becoming and living as an American. There are several authors and artists that can provide tools for immigrants trying to lear ...

(15 pages) 112 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Summary of the Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter

[Abstract]: The Scarlet Letter makes the American writer Nathaniel Hawthorneknown all around the world. Hawthorne uses the symbolism so skill ... [Keywords]: The Scarlet Letter, symbolismNathaniel Hawthorne is considered to be the first greatest Americanfiction writer in the moralistic tradition. His work The Scarlet Letterthat is notable for i ... rlet Letterthat is notable for its allegory and symbolism is regarded as the firstsymbolic novel in American literature. The novel revolves around one majorsymbol: the scarlet letter. Besides, some ot ...

(19 pages) 168 2 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Steinbeck and Of Mice and Men

a century ago a man was born in California who became one of the great writers and storytellers in American history (Snell, 1961, p. 11). His name was John Ernst Steinbeck. He lived and wrote during ... Ernst Steinbeck. He lived and wrote during the time that American fiction was changing. Previously, American fiction had copied English and continental literature (Snell, 1961, p.11). In the twentieth ...

(11 pages) 107 0 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

A Summary of the Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter

A Summary of the Symbolism in The Scarlet LetterDon Grant[Abstract]: The Scarlet Letter makes the American writer Nathaniel Hawthorneknown all around the world. Hawthorne uses the symbolism so skill ... [Keywords]: The ScarletLetter, symbolism[Nathaniel Hawthorne is considered to be the first greatest Americanfiction writer in the moralistic tradition. His work The Scarlet Letterthat is notable for i ...

(19 pages) 52 1 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Dramatic irony in Of Mice and Men

t leads them on will die with Lennie's death. The dream of Lennie and George is one of the types of American Dream popular in American fiction. Their dream is that of wealth and land, the desire for a ...

(3 pages) 72 2 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

A Summary of the Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter

[Abstract]: The Scarlet Letter makes the American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne known all around the world. Hawthorne uses the symbolism so skil ... [Keywords]: The Scarlet Letter, symbolismNathaniel Hawthorne is considered to be the first greatest American fiction writer in the moralistic tradition. His work The Scarlet Letter that is notable for ... et Letter that is notable for its allegory and symbolism is regarded as the first symbolic novel in American literature. The novel revolves around one major symbol: the scarlet letter. Besides, some o ...

(21 pages) 49 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

To Kill A Mocking bird: Irony and Sarcasm

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is a highly regarded work of American fiction. The story of the novel teaches us many lessons that should last any reader for a l ... learned. Public education is not the only element that Harper Lee uses irony to criticize, however. American political attitudes are also criticized using irony.Harper Lee also uses sarcasm to critici ... ident, the use of irony, sarcasm, and hypocrisy proved to be a highly effective tool in criticizing American political attitudes in the South. Through the uses of irony, sarcasm, and hypocrisy, Harper ...

(6 pages) 36 1 2.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Biography of George Saunders.

Award finalist, both in 1996, for CivilWarLand in Bad Decline. He was named one of the Twenty Best American Fiction Writers under Forty by New Yorker magazine in 1999. Pastoralia was chosen as New Yo ... ty, NY, as a visiting professor of creative writing from 1996-1997. George Saunders is an acclaimed American author noted for his wisdom and wit.

(1 pages) 2610 4 2.5 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of the greatest and recognized writers of American fiction, was born on July 4, 1804 In Salem, Massachusetts, and the historic home of the Sal ...Hawthorne, as bright of a man as he was, will always be recognized as on of our major writers in American Literature. He was so admired in his field of writing and of course, writing in general, th ...

(2 pages) 23 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"The Lottery" Research Paper on Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"

adicting clues. "The work is considered one of the most haunting, enigmatic short stories of modern American fiction. In her allegorical tale, Jackson revealed evil that is inherent in human nature in ...

(5 pages) 83 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

American Knees

American Knees by Shawn Wong, was a different type of story that focuses around an Asian American ma ... y, or the immigrant experience. Wong, however, focuses his story around an unusual topic, the Asian American male. The Asian American male is often not written about, nor if it is there are heavy ster ... zing his main character Raymond. This story was very different than the other types of Asian American drama that is normally read. The book's main character is a male character named Raymond. T ...

(2 pages) 7 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Mark twain 2

Samuel Clemens better known as Mark Twain speaks best about the American experience through is unique literary voice, and through his classic writing techniques. Hi ... . His humorous writing tone, accomplished by over exaggeration, brought him to be one of the finest American fiction writers of his time. Regional dialect and slang were just a few of his techniques u ... e of local dialect, and his life experiences in the heart of America helped make his literature be "American" and helped create the American experience. Twains humor in his stories was used par ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Mark Twain

Samuel Clemens better known as Mark Twain speaks best about the American experience through is unique literary voice, and through his classic writing techniques. Hi ... . His humorous writing tone, accomplished by over exaggeration, brought him to be one of the finest American fiction writers of his time. Regional dialect and slang were just a few of his techniques u ... e of local dialect, and his life experiences in the heart of America helped make his literature be "American" and helped create the American experience. Twains humor in his stories was used par ...

(2 pages) 36 1 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Kate chopin: adversity and criticism

s an immoralist, Kate Chopin is considered among the most important women in the nineteenth-century American fiction. (Scarsella) Katherine (Chopin) O'Flaherty was born of Irish-French descendants. Th ... lorists of the 1890s until "The Awakening "was rediscovered in the 1970s as an early masterpiece of American realism and a superb rendering of female experience.KATE CHOPIN "Perhaps it is better to wa ...

(11 pages) 56 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

A Stylistic Study of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

tract: The Great Gatsby, one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpieces, is viewed as the first step thatAmerican fiction has taken since Henry James. The paper attempts to study and unveil its writing ski ... ic elements; artistry1. IntroductionF. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was one of the great writers in American literature. Living most of thepost-war boom years, when the American society was viewed as ...

(9 pages) 26 0 5.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers