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Tuesdays with Morrie

Morrie Schwartz was a smart professor who was struck with ALS. He believed in many things and his aphorisms are what kept him on his feet. He taught Mitch about love, death, and life and how to live it to the fullest. He also taught him how to appreciate life and everything that comes with it. In...

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A Clockwork Orange: the Feelingless and Affectless Man, Living in a Mechanical Society

A Clockwork Orange: The Feelingless and Affectless Man, Living In a Mechanical Society In today's society the value of one's being has been abused. No longer do we foster the idea of nurturing our young, rather society has become detached from showing and sharing emotion. Becoming a society...

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Bartleby, the Scrivener"

Compassion, charity, and responsibility were the main feelings that the narrator in "Bartleby, the Scrivener". (Bartleby. com) Mostly everyone that would find themselves in that situation would feel the same. In the beginning, the narrator was puzzled by Bartleby's eccentric behavior. He was...

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Cry, The Beloved country Analysis

"I see only one hope for our country, and that is when white men and black men, desiring neither power nor money, but desiring only the good of their country, come together to work for it." (71) Cry, the Beloved country is the story of black versus white, in a white man's world in the black man's...

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Far From the Madding Crowd Quotes with Page Number

“They spoke very little of their mutual feeling; pretty phrases and warm expressions being probably unnecessary between such tried friends.” — — “It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.” — Page 204 — “Love is a possible...

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A Life of a Slave Girl

Adrianna Dowdy Mr. Haynes English 2H 1B 21 March 2013 Cultural Immortality within the South Harriet Jacobs's “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” exposes all of the horrific events that both African American females and males went through during the times of slavery. Jacobs focuses on the...

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Shakespeare’s Tragedies Othello, Hamlet and Macbeth

Among Shakespeare’s tragedies Othello, Hamlet, and Macbeth, the decision about which is best written ultimately needs to be decided according to the virtues of the plot, characterization, and the language. The three plays have very strong points. While Macbeth is extraordinary in Shakespeare’s use...

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Looking for Alaska by John Green Critique Essay

The novel, Looking for Alaska by John Green was written in 2005. By 2006, it won the Michael L. Printz award from the American Library Association and placed number ten on the New York Times bestseller list. In the chapters entitled “The Day After” and “Two Days After,” Green describes how Miles...

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Romeo and Juliet Versus West Side Story

Romeo and Juliet versus West Side Story By Kirk Forte' Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, two timeless dramas that will live forever. Although both of these stories have many similarities, there are also many differences. These differences include the differences in sililoquy, the fact that Maria...

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The Alchemist

The title of the book is The Alchemist written by Paolo Coelho. The book has one hundred ninety five pages. Its publisher is HarperCollins Publishers Inc. The company that published the book is the Harpertorch located at the 10 East 53rd street New York, New York. A previous paperback edition was...

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The Crucible, John Proctor vs.

The Crucible, John Proctor Vs. Abigale Williams I think the best case scenario for John Proctor is he is a man and for a long time his wife was sick, and could’nt give him what he desired so their love grew apart and he had to look elsewhere and he did’nt have to look very far and he...

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Troy vs the Iliad

Over the thousands of years that the epic story the Iliad has survived, there has no doubt been some form of alteration to Homer's original. Last May, Wolfgang Petersen directed a movie based on the Iliad. This movie, Troy, has proven to be a very loose adaptation of Homer's original, as are...

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Old Man and the Sea

"There is never a simple key to any writer worth much attention, but in the case of Hemingway there is something that looks so like a key? that it cannot escape any informed and thoughtful reader's notice" (O'Conner 153). Ernest Hemingway was one such author. Very rarely did he summarize statements...

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Albert Camus the Stranger

In Albert Camus' novel, The Stranger, Meursault represents an existentialist character. Most may believe him to be immoral, and in some cases they are almost correct. Contrary to that belief, just because Meursault is an emotionless silhouette of a man doesn't mean he is immoral or evil. One...

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Tuesdays with Morrie, Materialism

Journal #5 It is a known fact that Americans are materialistic people. I don't want to be a materialistic person, but we kind of have to be in our world. We are programmed through commercials and billboard adds to always want the latest gadget, car, or CD. Schools and colleges expect students to...

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Bartleby the Scrivener

Angelica Rodriguez P75-69-5011 ENC1102 TH 12:40pm 03-04-08 An Existential Death The short story “Bartleby the Scrivener” by Herman Melville is a complex piece of literature about a lawyer on Wall Street and his unusual copyists. The oddest employee is one by the name of Bartleby who bewilders his...

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Cry, the Beloved Country Quotes with Page Number

“The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again.” — Page 35 — “But there is only one thing that has power completely, and this is love. Because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.” — — “Cry, the beloved country, for the...

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Flowers for Algernon

The book Flowers for Algernon takes place in the United States of America in the city of New York. A good deal of this book takes place in Professor Nemur’s lab. The reason much of the story takes place here is because it is the place where the experiments take place. The rest of the story happens...

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Quotes with Page Number

“Reader, did you ever hate? I hope not. I never did but once; and I trust I never shall again. Somebody has called it "the atmosphere of hell"; and I believe it is so.” — — “There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and...

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Macbeth: Characteristics of Macbeth That Led to His Downfall

Macbeth: Characteristics of Macbeth That Led to His Downfall Rickford Foo Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow... " Sometimes tomorrow never comes and as for Macbeth, tomorrow meant another day of inner torment and guilt. This victorious Thane literally got the better of himself as soon as he...

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Looking for Alaska

”Y’all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die. ”(Said by Alaska, p. 44, l. 17). This quote matches the theme because the book is very philosophical written, and Alaska gives many thoughts to life and death. The quote is a foreshadowing and tells a lot about the future incident. In this book Miles...

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Romeo and Juliet: Forbidden Love Leads to Death

Romeo and Juliet: Forbidden Love Leads To Death We just finished reading the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. In this play we are introduced to the tragic story of their forbidden "love" which ultimately leads to their deaths. Although Romeo and Juliet is considered to be a timeless...

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The Alchemist

Santiago guides his flock throughout the fields of Andalusia. He finds an old abandoned church and churchyard where he and his flock can spend the night. He sleeps on the stone floor using his book as a pillow. He anticipates his approach the Andalusian village where, one year prior, he met a...

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Pride in the Crucible

The Presence of Pride in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" In Miller's "The Crucible" the pride of the people of Salem leads to a massacre of innocent lives. Pride is delight or elation arising from some act, possession, or relationship. One of the main characters, John Proctor, has pride in his...

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The Iliad and Greek Heroes

The Iliad is an epic tale of war and hero's within the Greek way of life. A predominant and consistent theme of honor and glory reside throughout the poem. The motivation for any Homeric Greek is glory, or "Kleos", that is to be honored and respected among their people. Emphasis is put on living...

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The Old Man and the Sea

"The Old Man and the Sea" is a heroic tale of mans strength pitted against forces he cannot control. It is a tale about an old Cuban fisherman and his three-day battle with a giant Marlin. Through the use of three prominent themes; friendship, bravery, and Christianity; the "Old Man and the Sea"...

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The Stranger by William Faulkner

THE STRANGER "What is it, indeed, the absurd man? The one who, without denying it, does not make anything for the eternal. It is not that the nostalgia is strange to him, but rather he prefers his anger and his reasoning. The first one teaches him to live without appeal and to be satisfied with...

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Tuesdays with Morrie

"Tuesdays With Morrie" is a book about a student's relationship with his college professor with whom he has been separated for 16 years. The student is reunited with his teacher after seeing him on a "Nightline" television program, and contacting him after learning that his old teacher is sick...

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A Wrinkle in Time Chapters 1-2 Questions and Answers

Chapter 1 (Q)List all of Meg’s problems. Which one do you think is the most important? Why? (A) Meg has many problems such as she is too effusive. Another one of her problems is that she has much trouble at school. A few examples of this would be that her teachers threaten to hold her back for her...

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Bartleby the Scrivener

I would like to start by making a character analysis. First, both characters Bartleby and Willy Loman have serious social and psychological issues that are evident. The employers of both these men attempt to assist them. Neither one is able to continue in their daily work tasks for one reason or...

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Flowers for Algernon 3

Flowers For Algernon was told from the point of view of Charlie, the person the intelligence-increasing surgery was performed on. The story would have been very different if it was told through the eyes of another character in the story. Views on things like the surgery and whether or not it was...

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The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Black American author Ralph Ellison became famous for his novel the Invisible Man. It reveals problems that the people of color have experienced in their search for responsibility, dignity, and equality in America (Ellison, 1995). It tells the story of a naïve Southern black American seeking for...

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Macbeth: Corruption

Macbeth: Corruption When people come into a position of power where the definition of control becomes a new definition according to their point of view, they unleash a feeling in their minds that what ever decision they make that directly conflicts the lives of other people, they don't feel...

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Looking for Alaska-Character List

Miles “Pudge” Halter- Miles never really fit in with the rest of his hometown, he always felt as though his life was much unfulfilled. In the beginning of the book, Miles discusses a poem that has the words “Great Perhaps”. This becomes the overall theme for Miles’s role in the story. He is a...

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Romeo and Juliet: Act Iii, Scene V

Romeo and Juliet: Act III, Scene V Act III, Scene V of Romeo and Juliet is significant for it is the most pivotal scene of this tragic play. Although prior scenes present extreme circumstances, this scene reveals the results of past activities and begins a series of tragic misunderstandings and...

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The Alchemist Inspires Me

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to  achieve it”. This powerful quote from Paul Coehlo’s The Alchemist, is just one of the  book’s messages that changed me. In this story, Santiago, a young shepherd, decides ...

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Thesis Paper on the Crucible T

John Proctor: “God in heaven, what is John Proctor, what is John Proctor”. John is a man of strong moral beliefs any way he or she look at him, concerned only for the safety of his family and personal welfare. He cares of nothing for the beliefs of any of the other people in the town...

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Heroic Code in the Iliad and the Odyssey

Heroic Code in the Iliad and the Odyssey In Webster's Dictionary, a hero is defined as a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of purpose, especially if this individual has risked or sacrificed his life. In the Iliad and the Odyssey, the code which administers the conduct of the Homeric...

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Old Man and the Sea

Old Man and The Sea - Rough Draft Human beings need to live in a group where everyone respects them and treats them equally. No human being can live alone isolated from other people because one hand can not clap by itself. In The Old Man and The Sea, the author uses setting, character and...

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Extentialism: the Stranger

existentialism is a philosophy that emphasizes a few main points, such as free will, and choices should be made without the assistance of another person or standard. From the existentialist point of view you must accept the risk and responsibility of your choices and follow the commitment wherever...

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Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays With Morrie The rejection of popular cultural morals in society is something very important to Morrie's way of life, but is indefinitely a difficult system to follow. By throwing out the typical way of life through grades and styles of dance, you are able to find happiness and fulfillment...

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

“A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” In the novel Hank Morgan lives in the nineteenth century and is transported back in time to the sixth century in England. He is at a greater advantage compared to the sorcerers and miracle-working church officials of England because of his diverse...

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The Outsiders - an Analysis

The Outsiders, by S. E. Hinton, is a coming-of-age story that compels readers to question society’s stereotyping of people and expresses the need for people to always have hope. Based on two rival teenage gangs, the poor, east-side Greasers, and the rich, west-side Socials (Socs), The Outsiders is...

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Flowers for Algernon - Comparing and Contrasting

Many popular novels are often converted into television movies. The brilliant fiction novel, Flowers for Algernon written by Daniel Keyes, was developed into a dramatic television film. Flowers for Algernon is about a mentally retarded man who is given the opportunity to become intelligent through...

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Invisible Man: Plot Summary

Invisible Man: Plot Summary Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man opens with a prologue describing the main character in time after the beginning of the body of the book. In the prologue, Ellison tells of the main characters invisibility. It is not a physical invisiblity, but rther he is not recognised...

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Macbeth: the Main Theme of Evil

Macbeth: The Main Theme of Evil William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is a play in which a man by the name of Macbeth, who is presented as a mature man with an uncertain character. At the beginning of the story, Macbeth's character was a character with strong morals. As the play went on though...

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Looking for Alaska

John Green’s 2006 novel Looking for Alaska personally affected me as I could relate to one of the main characters Miles (Pudge). The theme of belonging was also very relevant as this novel touches on the concern of Miles fitting into his new school and finding out how everything works at Culver...

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Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Metaphor of Comparing Man to Plants

Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's metaphor Of Comparing Man To Plants To express his view of good and evil in every man, William Shakespeare writes lines that Friar Laurence reveals in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet which compare man to plants, focusing on the common trait they hold of having two...

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The Alchemist

Have you ever wondered if you had a specific purpose in life, that nagging feeling that you were meant to do something, a destiny for which you've been placed on Earth, and all you have to do is to discover what it is? If so, then after reading The Alchemist you may have a better idea of what it...

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The Crucible John Proctors Cha

A disastrous, wicked, and shameful story of the vengeance of a teen are the only descriptions for this story. The Crucible, by Author Miller a play about a vengeful teen who accuses her rival of witchcraft. The story takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 when anything can spark a fear. When...

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