The short story I read was The Yellow Brick Road, by Witi Ihimaera. It is about a family driving on the road to go Wellington, which is a big city. They are travelling from Waituhi to Wellington to get a new life. The story is written from the voice of Matiu, a young boy, who […]

Toru Watanabe has just arrived in Hamburg, Germany. When he hears an orchestral cover of the Beatles’ song “Norwegian Wood”, he recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Flashback to almost 20 years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendship, passion, loss and desire […]

What makes people feel impressed when they’re reading a book like a dairy? A diary tells story of someone else’s part daily happenings. Often it’s hard to draw attention for others daily stories. It doesn’t have a dramatic story like a movie, what happens to them doesn’t matter to you, sometimes you even have to […]

Gordon Lachance reads in the newspaper that says “Christopher Chambers has been stabbed to death”. It reminds him his childhood memories and starts narrating the story of journey to find a missing body with his three friends, Teddy, Vern and Chris in Oregon, over Labor Day weekend of a summer in 1959. In this movie, […]

Introduction Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini is a 2003 international bestseller, portraying a story of guilt to redemption. This essay will be focusing on three of many language features that the author uses in his novel: foreshadowing, narrative point of view(P.O.V), and symbolism.   Chapter 1, Foreshadowing Foreshadowing is a literally device in which an […]

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