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The Flawed Character of Emma Woodhouse in Jane Austen's Emma

In Emma Woodhouse, Jane Austen has created a wonderfully flawed heroine. Had Emma been perfect, her situation would have been of no interest to anyone; her flaws are what interest both reader and critic. Peter W. Graham is interested particularly with the first page of the novel where Emma is...

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Religion in The Merchant of Venice Essay

Religion was a major factor in a number of Shakespeare’s plays. Religion motivated action and reasoning. In Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” religion was more than a belief in a higher being; it reflected moral standards and ways of living. In the “Merchant of...

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Analysis Essay Of The Book ' The Book Thief '

Imagery: “First the colors. Then the humans. That’s usually how I see things. Or at least, how I try.” (1) Describe: The first passage of “The Book Thief,” already leaves the reader questioning what on Earth these words could mean; however, the answer to this question...

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Why does John Proctor Choose to Die

John Proctor was a husband, a farmer and village commoner. All of this was represented by his name. The name of John proctor could be considered his most prized possession. It was his most priceless asset. This is understandable because reputation was tremendously important in Salem, where public...

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The Crucible English Literature Essay

The tragic events that unfold in ‘The Crucible’ are to an extent caused by Abigail’s sexual desire however she is not the only one to blame. ‘The Crucible’ is about the Salem Witch Trials which took place in 17th century Massachusetts where 19 innocent people were...

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Evolution Of John Proctor In The Crucible

Evolution of John Proctor in The Crucible. John Proctor is the protagonist of the novel The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Throughout the play, he is at the heart of the plot, the protagonist of the story. In fact, Proctor is involved in the Salem Witch trial in which his wife is accused of being a...

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Frankenstein vs Hamlet

“THE DEAD AMONGST THE LIVING” IN HAMLET AND FRANKENSTEIN William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet and Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein are challenging literary works that both have the same theme about the dead amongst the living. Both protagonists Hamlet and Victor Frankenstein...

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Lord of the Flies - The Allegory of Life

William Golding’s Lord of the Flies repeatedly contrasts with the morality-driven views of the controversial philosopher Frederick Nietzsche. Golding’s allegorical novel tells the story of a group of young boys who remain stranded on an island and left to their own instincts. Golding...

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King Lear vs Hamlet

Q: How does Shakespeare uses Imagery to show the development of theme and characters in King Lear and Hamlet? Ans: Shakespeare who was popular for his tragedies created two masterpieces which were quite different in plots but carried almost the same themes. They were two popular plays which...

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Frankenstein Analysis & Essay

I. The pursuit of knowledge is at the heart of Frankenstein. In the letters at the beginning of the novel, Robert Walton had been writing to his sister of how he longs to travel the seas and attempts to surpass previous human explorations by endeavoring to reach the North Pole. Due to his pursuit...

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Research Paper On The Outsiders By S.E. Hinton

Thesis: The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, a novel which tells the story of conflict between the 'greasers' and the 'Socs,' captures the voice of ponyboy and his friends in a realistic way that relates to boys and their gangs even today. This story has a lot of issues that are going to...

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Symbolism in Fahrenheit 451

Thesis Statement Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451 uses forceful figurative language and imagery through suggestive symbols which depict and cover the main themes of the novel. Introduction In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Montag's escape through the river symbolizes his salvation, along...

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Compare Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451 on utopias

Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451 are two novels, both set in the future, which have numerous similarities throughout them. Of all their common factors, those that stand out most would have to be: first, the outlawed reading of books; second, the superficial preservation of beauty and happiness...

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Life of Pi vs The Odyssey Comparative Essay

Two Extraordinary Journeys Life standed on the sea is very grueling and risky. Only a few are able to face the challenging tasks of such a situation using their wits and persistence. In the book Life Of Pi and the film The Odyssey, the journeys of the main characters are surprisingly parallel...

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Love in Romeo and Juliet

Essay topic: how love is treated in one of the plays (Romeo and Juliet) - Not sure if maybe the order of characters should be changed around ? - Ex putting room and Juliet’s part first. William Shakespeare has written many brilliant pays over his literary career. One of his most famous love...

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The Great Gatsby Context Essay

Its originality and encouraged future submissions Commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant In the Infantry and assigned to Camp Sheridan In Alabama where he met, at a country club, and fell In love with Zelda Assayer (OFFS was never deployed) Zelda Assayer: daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court Justice and...

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Anthem and Farenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 and Anthem Comparison Essay When a person is entrapped within a society that dictates their behaviour, thoughts, and opinions they are unable to grasp the realization of their societies corrupt nature. However, there is always the odd individual who willing and capable of uncovering...

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Anthem and Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Ego, a sense of self, is a conflict that all characters must face in many different genres and literatures. Many people have their own definition of what ego means, however, www. dictionary. com defines ego as the “I or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, or willing, and...

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Compare and contrast Brave New World and 1984

George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World are commonly classed together as distopian novels. The tenor of them are however markedly different, leading many commentators to find differences in their themes too. Some are even bold enough to suggest that Huxley’s vision of the future...

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Compare and Contrast: Brave New World and 1984

George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World are commonly classed together as distopian novels. The tenor of them are however markedly different, leading many commentators to find differences in their themes too. Some are even bold enough to suggest that Huxley’s vision of the future...

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The Catcher in the Rye: Holden is Fleeing the World

Topic: Existential Crisis Thesis statement: Holden deals with his existential crisis by resorting to a constant seek of numbness, which can be easily identified with his tendency to fantasize about death, his rejection towards intimacy and sexuality, and his excessive drinking. I. Introduction...

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The Catcher in the Rye - Reader Significance to the Story

The Catcher in the rye: Chapter 1 Significant passage: “You were supposed to commit suicide or something if old Pencey didn’t win” (2). Speaker: Holden Caulfield Audience: Reader Significance to the story: This passage shows the extremity of the schools dignity and school spirit...

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George Orwell’s 1984

George Orwell’s 1984 is one of the most famous novels of the negative utopian, or dystopian, genre. Unlike a utopian novel, in which the writer aims to portray the perfect human society, a novel of negative utopia does the exact opposite: it shows the worst human society imaginable, in an effort...

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The Catcher in the Rye - Discussion Questions

Catcher in the Rye Chapters 1-3 Discussion Questions 1. Who is telling the story? What are your impressions of the narrator? Would he be a friend of yours? Holden Caufield maybe because he seems rebellious and open 2. How much time has passed since the events in the story? What do you think is...

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The Tempest Adaptations and Transformations

Julie Taymor’s film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ contains many alterations from the play. These differences include how Taymor’s decision to change Prospero’s gender affects the actions and reactions of other characters. Filmic advantages...

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The Tempest and William Shakespeare

Tempest In the Tempest, written by William Shakespeare in 1611, Prospero the sorcerer was the Duke of Milan until Antonio usurped his power. Prospero is banished to an isolated island with his daughter Miranda. Here he practiced his sorcery and controlled every aspect of Miranda’s life...

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Corruption of Power in texts The Godfather, The Crucible, Akira, Animal Farm

The corruption of power, or the power of corruption is a common theme found in texts of many different types of media and in many societies and cultures around the world. In the texts I have selected, I have come to the conclusion that, all characters in the pursuit of power are corrupt. In the...

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Cannery Row

Cannery Row' is basically a story that actually has no mystery yet has a story that has a mixture of humor and sadness. The story takes a glimpse into the lives of the residents of Cannery Row, which is situated in Monterey, California. Cannery Row is a place that depends on canning sardines. John...

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Pride and Prejudice: Summary

Pride and Prejudice: Summary Mark Hines Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a complex novel that relates the events surrounding the relations, lives, and loves of a middle-upper class English family in the late nineteenth century. Because of the detailed descriptions of the events surrounding the...

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An Analysis of the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince or Le Petit Prince was inspired by the author Antoine de Saint Exupery’s real life experience and just added fictionalized images to make it real and understandable. It became the marvelous book written for children. Sold over 140,000,000 copies worldwide into more than 250...

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Pride and Prejudice Austen's M

Austen's Marriages and the Age of Reason Jane Austen successfully portrays the Age of Reason through her characters in Pride and Prejudice. The story revolves around a mother of five daughters, Mrs. Bennet, whose sole purpose is to marry off her daughters to suitable men. Her eldest, Jane, is her...

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The Cask of Amontillado

Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," is a story of revenge to the highest degree. This theme is evident in the first sentence, "the thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. " The suggestion of vengeance is repeated...

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The Conflict Between The Individual and The Society in A Rose for Emily

One of Faulkner’s most famous short story, A Rose for Emily is based on the theme of the stark conflict between the individual and the impersonal voice of the community. To emphasize this idea, the story is rendered through the collective point of view of the community that includes Miss Emily...

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Inrony in "Pride & Prejudice" By: Julia E-mail: [email protected] com Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular novels written by Jane Austen. This romantic novel, the story of which revolves around relationships and the difficulties of being in love, was not much of a success in...

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Pride and Prejudice and Modern Film

Love in Relationships vs. Love for Oneself In a day where loving yourself first is not only accepted but often expected, it is a stretch for the 20th (or 21st) century mind to see marriage as a necessity, as it was for Jane Austen and some of the greatest of her heroines. Marriage for money and...

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The American Dream in The Great Gatsby and "Winters Dream"

Mitch Terrell Mrs. Kangas Honors English, Hour 3 3-24-14 The American Dream or an Onion The American Dream is an endless onion. One will find endless layers of the American dream onion to peel back in order to grasp for an unattainable center. Only tears will be achieved from this endless peeling...

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Satire in Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, is a fictitious novel that depicts life on an American bomber squadron on Pianosa, an island off the coast of Italy, during the closing years of World War II. A bombardier by the name of Yossarian, the main character in the story, is joined by many others to create a...

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Catch-22 Readers Response

Catch-22 The Reader's Response By: John O'dea I have chosen a reader response criticism for Catch-22, because I believe it gives me the freedom to interpret, and explore the book on the freest and most personal grounds. It gives me the opportunity to look inward and contemplate the thought...

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Hedda Gabler

Ibsen uses props in the play to reveal information about the characters that would usually go unnoticed or would be more difficult to understand. The six props I am going to be talking about are the slippers, the hat, the portrait, the photo album, the manuscript and the pistols. In act one Aunt...

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Transformation - Jane Austen Emma to Clueless

The transformation process redefines a story to make it accessible to the culture and values of a contemporary context. The manipulation of medium, genre, setting, characters and plot enables the transformed text to be understood and connect with a new audience. Amy Heckerling’s post-modern film...

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A Look at Victimization in Lolita.

Lolita is a complex story of passion, obsession, and manipulation. In the forward, Psychologist John Ray, Jr. , introduces the story; "Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male,"(Nabokov, Vladmir Lolita, 3) as written by a middle-aged European pedophile named Humbert Humbert. The...

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Emma by Jane Austen

Societal Affects of Love Emma, by Jane Austen, is a classic comedy that took place in the nineteenth-century near London, England. Emma tells the tale of a heroine attempting to be the matchmaker for everyone, and ultimately herself. Emma Woodhouse, the main character, loses her dear friend and...

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Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita"

“There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart” (Kenzo Tange). Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, written in 1955, is one of the most controversy novels of its time and still has the ability to shock unprepared readers. Nabokov...

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Character Analysis: Lolita

“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul” The opening lines of ‘Lolita’ directly initiate the reader into the essence of Nabokov’s bewildering novel where an obviously pedophilic protagonist Humbert Humbert narrates his undying love/lust for the questionably innocent twelve...

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Tess of the D'urbervilles Critical Analysis

?Fizzah Abid Warris October 22, 2013 Tess of the D’Urbervilles If Fate is behind Tess’s Tragedies, why does Angel find it difficult to forgive her given the fact he ‘loved’ her? “You were more sinned against than sinning, that I admit. ” These were the words spoken by Angel in Chapter Thirty-Five...

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Catch-22 Thematic Essay

In life, we may all at times experience our own version of a catch-22; a frustrating situation in which one is trapped by contradictory regulations or conditions. (Dictionary. com). Our desired outcome of the situation appears unattainable due to the ridiculous rules we are to abide by. In the...

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Ethan Frome and Desire

Crystal Spears Professor Brown American Classics April 27, 2008 Frome’s Desire and the Path to the Elm Of the many themes present in Edith Wharton's tragic novel, Ethan Frome that could be discussed at length, one of these that above all seem to drive the plot of the novel from event to event...

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A Separate Peace

It is very inevitable that somewhere in our lives, we have been touched by a special bond called “friendship”. That special bond might happen in the most unusual time and place. It might even be connected not just with love, but also with envy and selfishness. A Separate Peace is a timeless novel...

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Antigone: Divine Law vs. Human Law

The play entitled Antigone was written by a man named Sophocles, a scholarly author of philosophy and logic. The play Antigone is probably one of the most prominent interpretations of a tragic drama. The two main characters of the play are Antigone and Creon. There is much conflict between...

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Existentialism-No Exit

Jean-Paul Sartre portrays existentialism in his play, No Exit, through his three main characters: Inez, who was put in Hell for causing pain to the people who loved her, and is punished by loving someone who refuses to love her back, this in turn causes her pain; Garcin ,who was put in Hell...

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