A feeling of panic came over me. Time was running out. I frantically searched for escape. The hallways stretched into endless corridors, the people at the ends were tiny dots, disappearing into the horizon. Clawing at the air, overcome by horror, I staggered down the hall. It was coming. I dashed into a bathroom and locked it behind me. I frantically pulled down my pants, but it was too late. The last turd apologetically dropped into its porcelain throne. I sat there, defeated, tears of anguish flowing down my cheeks. And the greatest shit that was ever born, the king of the turds, the feces emperor, the champion of excrement, stood triumphantly in my pants, mocking me. The word shit on its own is a crude term, sheltered from the public ear by the less offensive term poop. However, when coupled with other words and implications, the word shit becomes a jack of all trades, the most versatile word in the English. The word shit, used alone, already refers to a wide variety of things. It can be used as an indication of quality, for example: "His essay was really shitty". This definition uses the qualities of fecal matter as a standard of judgement and by using the word shitty, one means that something is close to or has similar quality to shit. Also, shit can be used to replace nouns and verbs, for example : "He ate that shit like shrimp fried rice", or "Are you shitting me?" In both of these cases the word shit is used in the place of a noun or verb, and since the meaning of the word shit in the sentence is based off implications found in the context in which the word is used, the word can be used to replace any noun or verb. It can also be used as an expression of anger(I just bombed my math test. SHIT!). These three common usages of the word can be applied to almost every instance, therefore making the word shit the most versatile word in the English language. Despite the versatile nature of the word shit, it can, at times, be a simply crude and unmeaningful word. This, however, is not because of the nature of the word itself, but from the way it is used. This is because the meaning of the word has no strictly set meaning, and that the word is almost exclusively defined by the context in which it is used (with the obvious exception of referring to ones bowel movements).This affords the word a wide spectrum of meaning, allowing the word to not only mean anything, but also mean absolutely nothing at all While the word shit itself already can be used to indicate a wide variety of terms, by attaching a word before or after it, shit can take on whole new definitions. The most popular
of the following elements of fiction and nonfiction from the texts you’ve read in Units 1, 2, and 3.
Story of fiction: The Giant’s House
Story of Non-fiction: “Desiderata
Fiction: James, narrator, and Astoria
Non-fiction: Elizabeth McCracken
Fiction: In a Library on different days to find a book that James is looking for.
Non-fiction: It seems the narrator is at home describing the documented history that she has from her family.
Fiction: James is looking for a book…
In the male-dominated world of science fiction, female in speculative fiction (including science fiction) are not well represented. However, in the last few decades, the rise of feminist science fiction (SF) subgenre emerged in the scene. Women use science fiction in order to shine a light on many feminist and social issues of our time. Feminist SF tends to focus on theories of gender and sexual inequality, race, reproduction, sexuality and even economics. Because the work tends to target a dominant…
Nasser A Alhamed
Professor Diane Zoell
29 September 2014
Fiction Develop the World
Who does not like fiction? Many people nowadays like to read and watch made-up story books and movies. It brings to them pleasure and happiness. On the other hand some, other people think that fiction is more harmful than it is beneficial and has side effects. They believe it is responsible for violence and misbehaviour like increasing the crime rates. They are afraid because it may harm the brain and…
American Heritage Dictionary
New College Edition
Pulp Fiction is considered to have made cinematic history by defining the pulp fiction genre. Understanding the three main plots in the Pulp Fiction is crucial. Quentin Tarantino's ideas portray excellence with his natural ability to create interpersonal relationships to perfection.
There is no surprise that Pulp Fiction is a film that made cinematic history and defined the pulp fiction genre because it features a series of conversations and events…
Compare and Contrast Fiction Essay
“The Found Boat” and “A&P”
Sexuality and personal growth has and always will be a topic of conversation in real life and even in fiction short stories. The idea of sexuality has just recently not only became an open idea to discuss but one to also write and publish about. Both Alice Munro and John Updike both illustrate the idea of sexuality and personal growth in very different ways. “The Found Boat” by Alice Munro, deals with sexuality in an aggressive manner…
he has become indelibly linked with the character, and "Sam Spade" has become a generic term for hard-boiled private detective, recognized even by those who have neither seen the movie nor read Hammett's novel.
Dashiell Hammett and Detective Fiction
The Maltese Falcondid more than transform individual careers; it helped change the detective genre and paved the way for film noir. Indeed, Huston's film represents a change in film detectives somewhat comparable with the influence of Dashiell Hammett's…
First Person Perspective in Fiction;
An Analysis of A Journal Of The Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
Characterization and point of view are two very important tools that authors use in writing fiction. They both interoperate with one another to advance the plot and contribute significantly to the meaning. An author’s choice of point of view can reveal the purpose, strategy or intentions that he or she aimed for as well. One such author that wrote his fiction with evident strategy is Daniel…
Redemption, A Literary Device:
Hey Nostradamus! Response Essay
Redemption. It is a single word that holds great meaning for both the ones who seek it, and for those whose opinions are the ones to grant it, whether it is an outside party, or a personal satisfaction that must be meant in the case of the seeker.
For this assignment, the concept of redemption as a literary device and/or possible theme of the book, Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland shall be explored and…
In Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies, the fine line between fiction and history are blurred. In the Dominican Republic, the tyrant Trujillo has taken control and now the Mirabal Sisters are compelled to join the revolution. After their death, they have become mythicized with their true story being lost between the heroic lives of these three women. To truly capture the essence of the sisters, the author has given these girls a more fictional backstory to retrieve the lost humanity in…
So by having a story that casts doubt on the novels veracity, he is obliging the reader to think about these questions. The book is 'about' the Vietnam war, at least it uses the war as a platform, and the war itself does raise huge questions about truth and fact, about the use of propaganda and misinformation and about the credibility of politicians and military leaders.
1. I think the story Rat tells is even more compelling because it has elements of fantasy in it. Fantasy is made to draw people…