(855) 4-ESSAYS

Type a new keyword(s) and press Enter to search

Literary fiction vs commercial fiction

            Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" and Thomas Wolf's "The Child by Tiger".
             Connell's story demonstrates a commercial fiction style of writing .
             whereas Wolf's tale uses the literary fiction style. For a story to be commercial fiction, it must .
             possess characteristics that ultimately make it a form of pure entertainment. The plot, setting, .
             theme, and characterizations all follow a certain criteria designed exclusively to amuse the .
             reader. The author uses simple methods for presenting his ideas to grasp the audience's .
             attention. Literary fiction, on the other hand, is not written solely for the purpose of entertainment .
             value, but also strives to enlighten the reader about human life. Unlike commercial fiction, literary .
             fiction does not follow a certain pattern. It focuses on the reality of what could happen. There .
             are distinct contrasts between "The Most Dangerous Game" and "The Child by Tiger" beyond .
             their classification of either literary or commercial. .
             "The Most Dangerous Game" takes place in a very improbable atmosphere, much like .
             the fairy tales of long, long ago and far, far away. This is consistent with a commercialized fiction .
             experience designed to remove the reader from the everyday. It is not very often that one sees a .
             "massive palatial chateau" on a small island in the middle of nowhere, such as General .
             Zeroff's castle is described. This is just one of the things that makes the physical environment of .
             the story seem unreal. Even the author describes the surroundings as being "hung [about with] .
             an air of unreality" (Connell, 13). When reading about the castle, it easy to discount the physical .
             improbability of General Zeroffs having produced such a massive home. In commercial fiction, the .
             reader is expected to continue on and accept the unreality of the settingas part of the story's .
             charm.The social setting for "The Most Dangerous Game" is also very improbable. General .

Essays Related to Literary fiction vs commercial fiction

Got a writing question? Ask our professional writer!
Submit My Question