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The Plot Essay Examples

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A Brief Summary of the Play, Romeo and Juliet
1. Brief Summary of the Play
The story is happening in the city of Verona, where two respectful
houses, Montague and Capulet, are in rage for many years.
The sun of Montague, Romeo, is deeply in love with Rosaline. As a "cure"
for his love, his friend, Benvolio, suggests that he will go under disguise to a
party i...
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How to Have A Successful Plot Structure of a Story
A short story is, by definition “an invented prose narrative shorter than a novel usually dealing with a few characters and aiming at unity of effect and often concentrating on the creation of mood rather than plot” (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary). Short stories contain certain elements, which consist of the follo...
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The Importance of Setting in a Story or Novel
Setting Setting, sometimes background, may be significant elements in a plot, determining the scope in every atmosphere of the story. Without an interesting background, some stories would simply not exist. Take for instance “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket.” The plot is a Workaholic named Tom Benecke who lives in an apa...
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How Juliet's Decisions Affect Her Growth and Her Relationships in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, takes place in Verona, Italy in the 1300’s. Juliet transforms from an obedient daughter to an independent young woman as seen in her relationship with her nurse, disagreements with her parents and the choices she makes throughout the play. All due to her love for Romeo. Julie...
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Analysis of Of Mice and Men
The story of mice and men is about 2 friends who watch out for each
other. Georges actions surrounds Lennie's mental state, Georges actions
were justified in shooting lemmoe because george wanted to stop future
events that could hurt, kill people or animals in the future. George
wanted to kill Lennie humanly. Lennie was get...
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Character Analysis in House on Mango Street
Esperanza and Nenny are two characters who play an important role in a
book called ``House on Mango Street.'' Esperanza and Nenny both share
the same difference and similarities. Esperanza is a non fit in the
world character. Esperanza is Mexican girl who is desperate to find a
friend that is exactly like her and to chan...
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Questions and Answers on The Stranger
This quote represents the life the narrator could lead. He could have chosen to live a routine, safe life, but discovered it did not have significance. He also could have chosen to make definite decisions and to take risks, but pay for the consequences later. Meursault chose to live with both these options, while staying...
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An Analysis of the Novel My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Plot: The main characters of the novel are Anna Fitzgerald, Kate Fitzgerald, Sara Fitzgerald, and Campbell Alexander. Anna is the sister of Kate and daughter of Sara. She was conceived to be a perfect donor for Kate who has APL, Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. Sara is the mother of Kate, Anna, and Jesse. Campbell is Anna’s...
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Summarizing Of Mice And Men
Of Mice and Men is about loneliness. The book focuses on two migrant workers in the 1930. Their names are George and Lennie. They’re different from most migrant workers because they travel with each other instead of alone. Not only they are different from the other workers they’re very different from each other. George is s...
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Analysis of The Dispossessed
"The personal is political". Ursula Le Guin's novel The Dispossessed is an excellent example of this notion, and how it is effective in both demonstrating and understanding political theory on a personal level. The author describes minute, often mundane details of the main character Shevek and his life on both Anarres and U...
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Analysis of Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen's novel holds values which most authors write about even
today. ``Pride and Prejudice'' addresses many aspects of the society in
which Jane Austen lived, herself. Austen, by way of the entire Bennet
family and the characters connected to them throughout the novel, pushes
for changes in the everyday approaches to...
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Review of The Scarlet Letter
Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale are the two main protagonists of the
novel ``The Scarlet Letter''. Hester stands out the most because
everybody in town knew her as an adulterer. In public Hester is the
bearer of the scarlet letter. Nonetheless the suspense of the novel
revolves around Arthur and his private mark of adul...
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Review of Beyond the Valley of Thorns
the book i am reading is beyond the valley of thorns. this book is written by Patrick Carman. beyond the valley of thorns is a fantisy fiction. the end of the book might have you wondering. it might have you wondering because it doesnt finish the story. it says it will be continued but, i just cant wait! the most...
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Analysis of The Crucible
Society, these days, is a foundation of people who share the same territory and beliefs. In every society, there are standards that everyone must follow to obtain acceptance by the people in it. These standards that they put upon people can affect people in a positive or negative way. For example, if a person in a society h...
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Analysis of As I Lay Dying
William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying depicts a struggling, dysfunctional family. This novel follows every member of the household at some point in the novel. Stream-of-consciousness reproduces the thought processes of certain characters, and these thoughts appear as if they are direct, unedited reactions. This clearly shows a...
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Analysis of A White Heron
Sarah Orne Jewett's ``A White Heron'' shows the growth of the female
voice, specifically Sylvia's, in the world of ``the man'' and the moral
dilemma. The character of Sylvia is written as a young girl in Maine,
living with her grandmother in a tiny shack in farmland. It is here that
she learns to take a stand for her own be...
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Analysis of Death of a Salesman
``He had all the wrong dreams'' (138). In the drama Death of a
Salesman, by Arthur Miller, Willy Loman's sole purpose in life is to
live the American Dream. He works as a traveling salesmen to provide
for his family in hopes to fulfill this illusion. The American Dream and
his desperate attempt to achieve it ultimately rui...
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Analysis of Enders Game
In despairing situations, many people often prepare for the worst
outcome. But at the same time they hope for the best they can possibly
get from the situations they are in. The same idea is presented in Orson
Scott Card's science fiction novel Ender's Game. Ender's Game takes
places in a fictitious future that is under the...
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Analysis of the Crucible
Many authors use their literary works to spread message to the public.
Arthur Miller is one of them. Arthur Miller used past events to show
similarities to McCarthyism, which was in 1950s. He wrote a very famous
play called ``The Crucible''. A crucible is a hard or severe test, which
usually is a moral test. It was a parall...
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A Critique of the Movie Choices
The story starts out describing the place that Peggy lives in. Ok, interesting enough that seemed sort of weird to start out the story. Peggy seems to be living in an apartment of some kind where she awaits her lover, Ken to pick her up. She looks forward to the weekend, but this week it was going to be a lot different for...
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A Review of the Movie Choices
Genre: Drama Characters: Peggy () Ken (Bruce Willis, the rough driver) Medical Response team Plot Outline: In this tragic movie Choices, Peggy has to decide for herself on what is right and what is not. In the story her lover, a friendly nice man named Ken, who comes and picks her up in a car. That is when their...
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Plot Summary of a Novel Whose Setting in Afghanistan
Plot summary In December 2011, our narrator Amir, tells his own story when he was 12 years old. He starts walking in the park in St- Francisco, the place where he lives now. He thinks about Baba, Hassan and Ali. Amir and Hassan are think friends, when Amir was in khabul. Ali and Hassan live in the small hut on Baba’s esta...
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A Literary Analysis of Jack London's To Build a Fire
How would you feel if you were stuck in outside in Alaska during the dead of winter? What if you couldn’t feel the use of your hand or your feet because they were so numb? And all you could do was sit there, knowing you might die out there. In the short story “To Build a Fire” by Jack London this what the main character is...
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An Analysis of Dan Brown's Novel The Da Vinci Code
Title: In Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, cryptologist Sophie Neveu and Robert Langdon, a professor of symbology, embark on a mission to uncover Neveu’s past and many hidden truths. The title of the book has a literal significance; Leonardo Da Vinci’s artwork reveals clues throughout the novel. The title of the book refers...
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An Analysis of John Irving's Writing Style in A Prayer for Owen Meany
John Irving, the author of A Prayer for Owen Meany, uses his background
and childhood to affect the plot of the novel. Although there are many
things that make his life in the past different than the lives of the
characters in the book, there are some similarities as well, which show
where Irving may have gotten some of his...
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