"Touching Spirit Bear" by Ben Mikaelsen tells the story of a school bully who, facing jail time for beating up and seriously injuring a classmate, is offered a Native American form of justice instead: temporary exile to an Alaskan island in order to learn self-reliance and responsibility for his actions. During the course of the novel, the bully, Cole, undergoes a spiritual transformation.Know More
The turning point of the novel is Cole's encounter with a mythical white bear — the "Spirit Bear" of the title. Forced to confront his own weakness and faced with the prospect of his own demise after the bear's attack, Cole learns that nobody but him is responsible for his life.
By the time of his rescue from the island, Cole has realized that neither his parents nor his victim can be blamed for his original actions.Learn more about Fiction
The main character and author of the story "A Child Called 'It,'" is Dave Pelzer, and other chief characters include his mother Catherine Roerva Pelzer, and his father Stephen Joseph Pelzer. Other characters include his brothers Ron, Russell and Stan; his school principal Mr. Hansen; and his teachers Miss Moss and Mr. Ziegler.Full Answer >
The third book of the "Kingkiller Chronicles" series, titled "Doors of Stone," chronicles the life of Kvothe after the second book, and ends his story. As of October 2014, the release date for the third book in the "Kingkiller Chronicle" series has not been announced. According to iDigitalTimes, author Patrick Rothfuss revealed that the book is complete, and he is in the process of editing the draft in 2014.Full Answer >
A dramatic function is the reason for various elements of literature and drama to exist within a story, according to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). Every element in a story serves as a way to move the plot along. These facets can be characters, conflict, scenery, locations, acts of a higher power, coincidences or events.Full Answer >
The short story "The Dog of Pompeii" is historical fiction, meaning the story takes place in historical times, yet characters and plot elements are exaggerated or invented by imaginatively reconstructing historical events. In this case, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius is a real event, but the dog's story is fictionalized.Full Answer >