Books And Literature Essay Examples

  • A Clockwork Orange

    1493 words - 6 pages

    The Monk: A Rebellious Offspring of the Age of Reason Understanding the Gothic novel can be accomplished by obtaining a familiarity of the Augustan point of view, which helps to develop a reference point for comparing and contrasting the origin of Gothic literature. The thinking that was being questioned by the Gothic novel was Augustanism; and without some understanding of Augustan principles and their role in eighteenth-century thought it is difficult to understand the purposes of the Gothic revival, either in terms of history or in terms of the way in w

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    Animal Farm Book Report

    2264 words - 10 pages

    The novel Animal Farm by George Orwell was a very interesting, complex, and informing novel. In the novel, George Orwell uses farm animals to portray people of power and the common people during the Russian Revolution. The novel starts off with Major explaining to all the animals in the farm how they are being treated wrongly and how they can over throw their owner, Mr. Jones. They finally gang up on their owner and he leaves the farm. Then they start their own farm with their own rules and commandments. Orig

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    Catcher In The Rye Character Analysis Of Holden

    4022 words - 17 pages

    Ever since its publication in 1951, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye has served as a firestorm for controversy and debate. Critics have argued the moral issues raised by the book and the context in which it is presented. Some have argued that Salinger's tale of the human condition is fascinating and enlightening, yet incredibly depressing. The psychological battles of the novel's main character, Holden Caulfield, serve as the basis for critical argument. Caulfield's self-destruction over a period of days forces one to contemplate society's attitude toward the human condition.

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    Catcher In The Rye Holden And His Phony Family

    1260 words - 6 pages

    The protagonist, Holden Caulfield, interacts with many people throughout J.D. Salinger?s novel The Catcher in the Rye, but probably none have as much impact on him as certain members of his immediate family. The ways Holden acts around or reacts to the various members of his family give the reader a direct view of Holden?s philosophy surrounding each member. How do Holden?s different opinions of his family compare and do his views constitute enough merit to be deemed truth? Holden makes reference to the word "phony" forty-four separate times throughout the novel (Corbett

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    Charles Dickens

    1114 words - 5 pages

    INTRODUCTION This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborhood when Charles was born. His name was John Dickens. He spent time in prison for debts. But, even when he w

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    Comparsion Between Hearst And Citizen Kane

    1241 words - 5 pages

    Citizen Kane is said to be one of the greatest movies of all-time, but it did not come without controversy. The controversy around this movie is based on the idea that Charles Foster Kane is the fictionalization of William Randolph Hearst, a narcissistic newspaper publisher, politician, and wealthy millionaire. The remarkable parallels between Kane and Hearst include their houses, their newspapers and their use of money. Both Kane and Hearst build spectacular and remarkable houses. In Citizen Kane, Charles Foster Kane builds a palace know as Xanadu. Xanadu is referred to in

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    Dubliners By James Joyce

    1479 words - 6 pages

    A collection of short stories published in 1907, Dubliners, by James Joyce, revolves around the everyday lives of ordinary citizens in Dublin, Ireland (Freidrich 166). According to Joyce himself, his intention was to ?write a chapter of the moral history of [his] country and [he] chose Dublin for the scene because the city seemed to [b]e the centre of paralysis? (Friedrich 166). True to his goal, each of the fifteen stories are tales of disappointment, darkness, captivity, frustration, and flaw. The book is divided into four sections: childhood, adolescence, maturity, and public life

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    1516 words - 7 pages

    Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two of his famous works. "Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston'

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    Edgar Allan Poe Biography

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    Edgar Allan Poe Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two of his famous w

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    Ernest Hemingway

    2845 words - 12 pages

    Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. His father was the owner of a prosperous real estate business. His father, Dr. Hemingway, imparted to Ernest the importance of appearances, especially in public. Dr. Hemingway invented surgical forceps for which he would not accept money. He believed that one should not profit from something important for the good of mankind. Ernest's father, a man of high ideals, was very strict and censored the books he allowed his children to read. He forbad Ernest's sister from studying ballet for it was coeducational, and

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    Great Expectations Oliver Twist

    1845 words - 8 pages

    During his lifetime, Charles Dickens is known to have written several books. Although each book is different, they also share many similarities. Two of his books, Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, are representatives of the many kinds of differences and similarities found within his work. Perhaps the reason why these two novels share some of the same qualities is because they both reflect painful experiences which occurred in Dickens' past. During his childhood, Charles Dickens suffered much abuse from his parents.1

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    Mrs Dalloway

    13143 words - 53 pages

    While writing and revising Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf was corresponding with E.M. Forster, who was working on A Passage to India. In September of 1921, she records in her diary: ``A letter from Morgan [Forster] this morning. He seems as critical of the East as of Bloomsbury, & sits dressed in a turban watching his Prince dance'' (Diary 2.138). His novel came out well before she finished hers; she read it and noted, ``Morgan is too restrained in his new book perhaps'' (Diary 2.304). A note of the Anglo-Indian society that dominates A Passage to India resonates in Mrs. Dalloway's ba

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    Ovid The Poet

    1867 words - 8 pages

    Not exactly considered a "serious" poet or author, Publius Ovidius Naso, or Ovid as he is more commonly called, captured the spirit of Greek and Roman mythology in his most noted work The Metamorphoses. The stories told in this work are commonly thought of as not serious enough for adults. Therefore, many of these stories have been "dumbed down" and transposed into child book form. Though most of these stories are very serious, many do not see them as sophisticated literature. True as this is, his works are still great and reflect much of the attitude and culture of his time. B

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    Style Of JD Salinger

    2127 words - 9 pages

    Many critics consider J.D. Salinger a very controversial writer, for the subject matters that he writes.. J.D. Salinger?s works were generally written during two time periods. The first time period was during World War II, and the second time period was during the 1960?s. Critics feel that the works during the 1960 time period were very inappropriate, because of the problems for which he wrote. The main characters were generally misfits of society. In most of his works, he has the protagonist of the story go on a quest for happine

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    The Great Gatsby Analysis Of Nick

    1040 words - 5 pages

    NICK CARRAWAY has a special place in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. He is not just one character among several; it is through his eyes and ears that the story takes place. In this novel, Nick goes to some length to establish his credibility, indeed his moral integrity, in telling this story about this "great" man called Gatsby. He begins with a reflection on his own upbringing, quoting his father's words about Nick's "advantages,? which we could assume were material but, he soon makes clear, were spiritual or moral advantages. Nick wants his reader to know that hi

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    The Great Gatsby The Green Light

    1152 words - 5 pages

    The green light is the vision of his goal: to have Daisy. In a world where Gatsby could essentially obtain anything with his money, Daisy presented a challenge to him, because even she could not be purchased. But when, at last, Gatsby believes that Daisy is his, he no longer idolizes her. Now that he realizes he has her, she is no longer desirable. We come to this presumption when Gatsby states, " Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy (the green light) had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed

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    The Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock Characteristic Downfall

    1223 words - 5 pages

    In T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," the author is establishing the trouble the narrator is having dealing with middle age. Prufrock(the narrator) believes that age is a burden and is deeply troubled by it.. His love of some women cannot be because he feels the prime of his life is over. His preoccupation with the passing of time characterizes the fear of aging he has. The poemdeals with the aging and fears associated with it of the narrator. Prufrock is not confident with himself mentally or his appearance. He is terrified of what will occur when peopl

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    The Poetry Of EE Cummings

    1558 words - 7 pages

    E. E. Cummings, who was born in 1894 and died in 1962, wrote many poems with unconventional punctuation and capitalization, and unusual line, word, and even letter placements - namely, ideograms. Cummings' most difficult form of prose is probably the ideogram; it is extremely terse and it combines both visual and auditory elements. There may be sounds or characters on the page that cannot be verbalized or cannot convey the same message if pronounced and not read. Four of Cummings' poems - l(a, mortals), !blac, and swi( - illustrate the

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    Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston

    3085 words - 13 pages

    "I am Me, My Eyes Toward God" Zora Neale Hurston an early twentieth century Afro-American feminist author, was raised in a predominately black community which gave her an unique perspective on race relations, evident in her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston drew on her on experiences as a feminist Afro-American female to create a story about the magical transformation of Janie, from a young unconfident girl to a thriving woman. Janie experiences many things that make her a compelling character who takes readers along as her companion, on her voyage to discove

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    Burial Practices Of The Ancient Egyptian And Greco Roman Cultures

    1541 words - 7 pages

    Ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman practices of preparing the dead for the next cradle of humanity are very intriguing. These two cultures differ in a multitude of ways yet similarities can be noted in the domain of funerary services. In the realm of Egyptian afterlife, The Book of the Dead can provide one with vital information concerning ritual entombment practices and myths of the afterlife. The additional handouts I received from Timothy Stoker also proved to be useful in trying uncover vital information regarding the transition in

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    King Arthur Versus Zeus

    1130 words - 5 pages

    Inside the compilation of mythical stories of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, retold by Roger Green, and Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths, two major characters in each story that could be expressed in similar and contrasting ways are Arthur, the king and head of the knights of the Round Table, and Zeus, the supreme leader of all gods and mortals. Similar resemblances that can be found in both is their shadowy lineage, their major mortal flaws, and their nature to journey on epic quests. Even though they were very similar in some aspects, the two were al

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    Greek God Dionysus

    1942 words - 8 pages

    Dionysus was the god of the vine. He invented wine and spread the art of tending grapes. He had a dual nature. On one hand, he brought joy and divine ecstasy. On the other hand, he brought brutality, thoughtlessness and rage. This reflected both sides of wine's nature. If he chooses, Dionysus can drive a man mad. No normal fetters can hold him or his followers. Dionysus was the son of Zeus and Semele. He was the only god to have a mortal parent. Zeus came to Semele in the night, invisible, felt only as a divine presence. Semele was pleased to

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    Aggression

    4661 words - 19 pages

    Aggression is a critical part of animal existence, which is an inherent driving force to humans, as we, too, are animals. The source of aggression within humans is a long summative list, but before trying to understand its source one must apply a working definition of aggression. Encyclopedia Britannica as any action of an animal that serves to injure an opponent or prey animal or to cause an opponent to retreat defines aggressive behavior. (7) David G. Myers states that aggression is any physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt or destroy. (9) There are many types of aggressive

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    Euthanasia

    2140 words - 9 pages

    Euthanasia is clearly a deliberate and intentional aspect of a killing. Taking a human life, even with subtle rites and consent of the party involved is barbaric. No one can justly kill another human being. Just as it is wrong for a serial killer to murder, it is wrong for a physician to do so as well, no matter what the motive for doing so may be. Many thinkers, including almost all orthodox Catholics, believe that euthanasia is immoral. They oppose killing patients under any circumstances. Every human being has a natural inclination to continue living. Canadian and most other law f

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    Press Freedom

    6078 words - 25 pages

    From the moment she stepped foot outside, Princess Diana of Whales had camera lenses and microphones pushed in her face. She was constantly pursued and for this reason she sometimes had to hide or disguise herself in order to avoid the unyielding persistence and constant harassment of the press. Eugene Robinson, a journalist in England said, "For the tabloids, day in and day out, no story is bigger than the royal family. All the tabloids employ royal-watching reporters, some of whom have become celebrities in their own right. The story of Princess Diana of Whales was the biggest stor

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    Social Criticism In Short Stories

    1269 words - 6 pages

    Although most short stories at first glance may seem to be simply fictional tales about people and situations that don?t exist, this is not always the case. Some short stories are actually the author?s criticisms of specific cultural values and social conventions veiled by an interesting plot and engaging characters. This is certainly true of three stories specifically: ?A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings? by Gabriel Garcia Marquez ?The Yellow Wallpaper? by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and ?Everyday Use? by Alice Walker. In each of these stories, the author integrates hi

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    Daddy By Sylvia Plath

    1696 words - 7 pages

    In the poem ?Daddy,? Sylvia Plath describes her true feelings about her deceased father. Throughout the dialogue, the reader can find many instances that illustrate a great feeling of hatred toward the author?s father. She begins by expressing her fears of her father and how he treated her. Subsequently she conveys her outlook on the wars being fought in Germany. She continues by explaining her life since her father and how it has related to him. In the first stanza the reader realizes that Sylvia Plath is scared of her father. It is quite clear that she never spo

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    A Worn Path Symbolism

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    Eudora Welty?s ?A Worn Path? is a short story that places a tremendous amount of emphasis on the natural symbolism of the setting. Welty incorporates her love for fairy tales is this story by creating mythic characters that seem larger than life, characters like Phoenix Jackson who seem to connect with the surroundings (Randisi 31). The main character, Phoenix Jackson, is an old Negro woman whose goal throughout the story is to find medicine for her sick grandson, who swallowed lye and sometimes experience difficulties swallowing. While Phoenix is undertaking her long journey,

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    William Wordsworth

    3143 words - 13 pages

    The purpose of this report is to examine the life of the author, the sources and analogues of his poems, the circumstances and progress of their composition, and the biographical facts as they unfold in a meaningful pattern to show Wordsworth?s development and achievement as a poet. William Wordsworth was the most truly original genius of his age and exerted a power over the poetic destinies of his century unequaled by any of his contemporaries. Wordsworth?s love of Nature was reflected in his poems and he professed that happiness comes from no

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    Authorship Of The Book Of Ruth

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    Authorship in The Book of Ruth There has been much controversy regarding who wrote The Book of Ruth and the time in which it was written. Over the last century many scholars have discussed who might be the author of The Book of Ruth. When looking at the different dates scholars have provided, this may provide some insight about the author and whether or not the author was a woman. The dates given by many scholars show The Book of Ruth was written during the time of Monarchy, closer to the reign of David. Given this information would imply the author was Samuel, but there are other problems

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    The Bluest Eye Banned History

    1899 words - 8 pages

    An Inconvenient Truth Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale tells a story of mystery, passion, and lies. The novel is about a handmaid in the Republic of Gilead named Offred (“Of Fred”). The Republic is the totalitarian remains of the United States after the president and members of Congress were assassinated by the architects of Gilead to ultimately gain complete control. Offred and the other handmaids were once regular women leading regular lives, that is, until Gilead. In the time of Gilead, the women were taken from their homes where they were brainwashed by speeches from their “Aunts” w

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    How Is The Idea Of Identity Presented In Agards Half Caste And Dharkers This Room

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    How is the idea of identity presented in Agard’s ‘Half Caste’ and Dharker’s ‘This Room’? When we talk about identity we signify how a person is portrayed. Agard’s poem ‘Half Caste’ presents the idea of originating from another culture negatively whereas Dharker’s presents the idea positively. Agard does not use any punctuation in his poem ‘Half-Caste’. Dharker on the other hand uses Standard English. John Agard was born June 21st, 1949. He originates from Guyana although he moved to the UK in 1977. His poem ‘Half Caste’ strongly relates to himself, as he is not fully British. Altho

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    Analysis Of The Time Machine By H G Wells

    1193 words - 5 pages

    The Time Machine by H.G. Wells is considered a “classic” in today’s literary community. I also believe that this novel is a good book. It was an interesting story the first time I studied it, and I have found new ideas each time I have read it since. It is amazing that such a simple narrative could have so many complex ideas. Unfortunately, some do not take the same position that I do. They cast it off as a silly little novel that deserves no merit. Obviously I disagree with these critics. The Time Machine follows the criteria that I believe a good novel should have. A good novel should includ

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    Harry Potter

    1686 words - 7 pages

    In J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, the good-natured character, Albus Dumbledore, defines the classically inspired archetypal wise figure. A highly skilled wizard, Dumbledore is the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in J.K. Rowling’s fantasy novels. Dumbledore conceptualizes the wise man archetype through the knowledge that he possesses. His wise and understanding nature make him the ideal father figure for the young orphaned protagonist, Harry Potter. Serving as a mentor for Harry, Dumbledore teaches him many valuable lessons that help Harry face his battles again

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    Fitzgeralds Literary Career

    2253 words - 10 pages

    This Side of Paradise is usually praised for qualities that pin it closely to an exact moment in American life. Later readers are apt to come to it with the anticipation of an archeologist approaching an interesting ruin. Its publication is always considered to be the event that ushered in the Jazz Age.... Today, the novel's young libertines, both male and female, would not shock a schoolgirl. Amory Blaine turns out to be a conspicuous moralist who takes the responsibility of kissing very seriously and disapproves of affairs with chorus girls. (He has no scruples, it must be said, against go

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    The Applicant By Sylvia Plath

    1449 words - 6 pages

    The well-renowned poet Sylvia Plath is recognised not only through her powerful verses but also through her distressed life, plagued by agonizing circumstances. Her poems are about encounters she faced through her life, and hence her poems have strong and sometimes disturbing imagery. However, the poem “The Applicant” reflects a depth of emotion, seemingly out of place in comparison to the anguish seen in her other poems, called humor. Her particular style is intermingled with sarcasm and sharp comments on the state of marriage. By highlighting stereotypical roles, Plath’s words embody a caust

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    Don Quixote

    10308 words - 42 pages

    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616). Don Quixote de la Mancha 1605, 1615 Spain Literary Attributes The book’s importance derives from various factors. The novel's structure is in episodic form. It is a humorous novel in the picaresco style of the late sixteenth century. The full title is indicative of the tale's object, as ingenioso (Span.) is to be quick with inventiveness, to be confabulatory. The novel is considered a satire of orthodoxy, truth, veracity, and even nationalism. In going beyond mere storytelling to exploring the individualism of his characters, Cervantes helped move

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    On Tour Lectures In America

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    Oscar Wilde was just ten weeks past his twenty-seventh birthday when he boarded the S. S. Arizona on December 24, 1881, destined for America and a year of lecturing as an expert on art and literature. Wilde saw himself as a representative of the Aesthetic Movement and hoped to encourage an appreciation for beauty in an America that was largely devoted to industrialization. The tour was promoted to exploit Wilde’s reputation as an aesthete. The Arizona arrived in New York on January 2, 1882. Local newspaper reporters were so eager to get a quote from Wilde that several of them hired a launch

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    Mark Twain And Abolition

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    Mark Twain and Abolition In the United States during the mid 1800’s, there was a strong division over the issue of slavery, with the southern half of the country being pro-slavery and the northern half abolitionist. Mark Twain was brought up in the South, and interacted with slaves fairly often, shaping his views on the idea of the institution. Twain expressed the growing abolitionist sentiment of the time as well as his own belief in the immorality of slavery through the novels Huckleberry Finn and Pudd’nhead Wilson. Mark Twain was the penname of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, born in Florid

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    The Twenties A Lost Generation Of Failure

    1046 words - 5 pages

    The Roaring Twenties, or the Jazz Age as F. Scott Key Fitzgerald once put it, was a decade of extravagant celebrations, vivacious youth, and ostentatious displays of wealth and prosperity. Underneath all of this excitement, however, was the failure of numerous dreams of a “lost generation” and the corruption of society by conceited wealth. Men returned from combat incapable of acquiring jobs, while the American dream was reduced to a remote fancy for countless individuals. The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Key Fitzgerald, exposes these terrible truths through several unsuccessful indivi

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    Comunicative Method Cooperative Approach

    1801 words - 8 pages

    Towards Holden’s introspection The catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger, is a fascinating novel that presents Holden Caulfield, a sixteen year-old adolescent, as the main character and narrator of a story that relates his own experiences in New York city in the days following his expulsion from Pencey prep in Hagerstown, Pennsylvania. Holden is a lonely, depressive, confused, rebel and negative person that presents some personality problems and low self esteem which have affected his interpersonal relationships since he also perceives the world as hypocrite and false. It is possible that S

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    Huckleberry Fin Short Summary

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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is often considered Twain's greatest masterpiece. Combining his raw humor and startlingly mature material, Twain developed a novel that directly attacked many of the traditions the South held dear at the time of its publication. Huckleberry Finn is the main character, and through his eyes, the reader sees and judges the South, its faults, and its redeeming qualities. Huck's companion Jim, a runaway slave, provides friendship and protection while the two journey along the Mississippi on their raft. The novel opens with Huck telling his story. Briefly, he de

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    Christian Concepts In A Tale Of Two Cities

    3170 words - 13 pages

    Thesis statement: This thesis shows the impact of Christianity on western literature through analyzing how the concepts of love, sacrifice and resurrection are elaborated in A Tale of Two Cities. Abstract Christian culture is one of the main forces penetrating the whole Western civilization. English literature in the Victorian era is of no exception. Charles Dickens, as a renowned realistic writer in the 19th century England, was greatly affected by Christianity. This paper explains three Christian themes: love, sacrifice and resurrection through a brief analysis of the Christian impact on

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    Exploring Identity And Time In Here An Arundel Tomb And The Whitsun Weddings

    1630 words - 7 pages

    Exploring Identity and Time in Here, An Arundel Tomb and The Whitsun Weddings Larkin has been criticized over the years for the moroseness of his poems, the blackened description of everyday life that some people say lacks depth, however, unlike many other poets, Larkin does not always write the truth or the depth of his feelings. In many there is a voice, trying to convince its author of something that is usually quite evident or exploring itself but revealing only the surface. Why he is trying to convince himself and what are is true feelings present the real challenge and profundity

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    An Analysis On The Importance Of Chapter 7 In Khaled Hosseinis The Kite Runner

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    In chapter seven of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the reader is faced with a crucial moment in the novel. This chapter presents an important scene, where Hassan chooses to be raped by Assef rather than handing him Amir’s kite. Hosseini brings the reader a critical moment in chapter seven when Hassan becomes Amir’s sacrifice for happiness, and all aspects of the boys’ childhoods change forever. Chapter seven presents a significant advancement in the plot, a development of the main characters, and the appearance of several important symbols used in the story. There is a significant adva

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    Most Influential

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    Most Influential In reading the first five chapters of Rain of Gold there are certain characters that stand out, due to their significance in the story, whether it be because of the their strength, their way of making a lasting impression on a reader by being able to relate the character to our own family members or because of the character’s personality that the reader might admire. Whatever the case may be, these characters are admirable and some dislikable but the fact is that they leave you wanting to know more of them and their future. The two most influential characters that stand out

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    Poetry

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    English coursework Is it important for us to have a sense of understanding about the places and cultures that we have been born with. Using the four poems: ‘Out of Africa’ ,Shanking English man Between Trains’ by Grace Nichols ‘The red hills of home’ by Chenjerai Hove and ‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke, show how each poets have created a feeling of attachment to their culture and way of life. By reading and studying the chosen set of poems, I have understood and grasped that different people have different views about life style and culture. Each of the poems are alike as they are all

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    Periods

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    Literary Periods of British and American Literature Author of this webpage: Renée Goodvin For ease of study, literary scholars divide British and American Literature into segments referred to as "periods." While the exact number, dates, and names of these periods vary, the following lists conform to widespread acceptance. Following the tables, in chronological order, is a brief description of each period and major writers within it. Periods of British Literature 450-1066: Old English (or Anglo-Saxon) Period 1066-1500: Middle English Period 1500-1660: The Renaissance 1558-

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    Carson Mc Cullers

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    Carson McCullers had a very rough journey to follow through life. She lived in a time of many challenges and hardships, which greatly influenced her writing. She also lived through an era of poverty and depression, racism and discrimination, as well as wars and fighting. Through her life, Carson McCullers experienced loneliness, sexual and emotional confusion, and pain that lead her to writing pieces of America's greatest works that will be read for generations to come. Even as all the luck and odds were stacked against her, Carson managed to struggle through and become one of America’s most i

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    The Grapes Of Wrath Symbolic Characters

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    The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolic Characters Struggling through such things as the depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included finding somewhere to travel to where life would be safe. Such is the story of the Joads. The Joads were the main family in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a book which was written in order to show what a family was going through, at this time period, and how they were trying to better their lives at the same time. It wouldn't be enough for Steinbeck to simply write this story in very plain terms, as anyo

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