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Roles of Women in Antigone

Despite the male dominant society of Ancient Greece, the women in Sophocles’ play Antigone all express capabilities of powerful influence and each individually possess unique characteristics, showing both similarities and contrasts. The women in the play are a pivotal aspect that keeps the...

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Characterization of Antigone

Sophocles’ tragic drama, Antigone, presents to the reader a full range of characters: static and dynamic, flat and round; they are portrayed mostly through the showing technique.  In “Sophocles’ Praise of Man and the Conflicts of the Antigone,” Charles Paul Segal takes...

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Capturing Real Life in Jane Austen's Emma Essay

Jane Austen deliberately confined herself to the realistic portrayal of a segment of contemporary English life-upper middle-class society. The heroine, Emma Woodhouse, lives on her father's estate at Hartfield which is in effect an adjunct of the village of Highbury 'in spite of its...

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Fahrenheit 451 study questions and answers part 1 The Hearth and the Salamander 1

Fahrenheit 451 The temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns… Ray Bradbury Part One: The Hearth and the Salamander Part 1: The Hearth and the Salamander 1. a) When does this story take place? The story takes place in the future, approximately 500 years from the time this book...

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Reflection Paper on Anthem (by Ayn Rand)

University of the Philippines Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga Reflection Paper Anthem by: Ayn Rand Jemima Micah T. Sadsad 2012-20252 BS Business Management Submitted to: Sir Aoux Santos It’s a sin to not write this. For finishing this will allow me...

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Essay about Gender aspect in The Great Gatsby

'Fitzgerald novel displays an ambiguous attitude towards the sass's greater freedom for women' how far Is gender an Important aspect of the novel Scott Fitzgerald novel was set in the sass's, where the role women had was moving on to make a drastic change, The Great Gatsby portrays...

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Soundtrack for 1984 by George Orwell

? English 10 Semester Project Soundtrack based upon the novel 1984 by George Orwell Track #1 Song: Satellite Artist: Guster Album: Ganging Up On the Sun Shining like a work of art Hanging on a wall of stars Are you what I think you are? You're my satellite You're riding with me tonight Passenger...

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The Catcher in the Rye – Analysis and Summary

? The Catcher in the Rye – Analysis and Summary Name of the book: The Catcher in the Rye Writer: J. D. Salinger. His complete name is Jerome David Salinger, and he was born the first day of 1919 in Manhattan, New York. He started writing early in secondary school, and he had published...

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Animal Farm/V for Vendetta

_Cross-Comparative text study_ V for Vendetta - Animal Farm In many great texts concerning the politics, it can be observed that the context in which the piece was created greatly influences the ways in which values and themes are presented and the form in which it is produced. Major ground...

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Emma by Jane Austen

About the Author Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 at Steventon, England. She was the seventh child of the rector of the parish at Steventon, and lived with her family until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. Her father, Reverend George Austen, was from Kent and attended...

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Novel and Emma

The Imperfect Heroin in Prose Fiction There is one particular feature that sets the novel apart from any other literary genre. Literature has the ability to transport you into a world that is a product of individual imagination yet the realism expressed in the novel serves as a tool or road that...

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Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness does not explicitly deal with a struggle between war and peace: the conflict is a psychological, moral one; however, the text's implications that society is a thin veil over our innate savagery, the darkness at the roots of Western civilization, reveals disturbing...

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Native Son

The trial of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, in 1924, was known as the crime of the century. Two Jewish boys, whom lived in Chicago, kidnapped and murdered local neighborhood boy Bobby Franks. This case exploded in the media and went all over the country. Down in Mississippi, Richard Wright came...

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The Ethics in Jane Austen's Emma

Jane Austen's novels at first glance tell a story of romance set primarily within the landowning society amidst country estates, and their cultivation of tea parties, social outings, and extravagant balls; ladies sashaying in flowing gowns through precisely decorated rooms, and men deliberating...

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Literary Review: Hedda Gabler

Title: Hedda Gabler Author: Henrik Ibsen Setting: Un-named city in Norway (probably Christiania - the Norwegian capital then) Time Period: 1890 Major Characters Hedda Gabler - (married name: Hedda Tesman) Daughter of an aristocratic general who spoiled her. She's used to a life of luxury in which...

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Comparison of Catch 22 and America: the Book

America is a work of non-fiction; though the information is presented in a comical manner, it is based on fact. On the other end of the spectrum, Catch-22 is a fictional piece that satires real events. While this might seem to make them different, it actually makes them extremely similar. Though...

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Is Lolita a Love Story or Pornography?

Is Lolita a Love story or pornography? Is it Moral or Immoral? Lolita, the dramatic story of the main character, Humbert Humbert and the twelve and a half year old Lolita is the most controversial and greatest masterpiece created by the Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov. Lolita is a full-blown...

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Marriages(Pride and Prejudice)

The Marriage of Pride and Prejudice "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife"(Austen 1). Jane Austen started her book Pride and Prejudice in this way clearly stating that one of her major themes would be marriage. The line...

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Catch-22 Theme of Insanity

During the early nineteen forties, war was raging throughout the world. Countries sought to obliterate each other and eradicate all forms of existence outside of their own perimeter. While bombs were being dropped by the hundreds and bullets being fired by the thousands, families back home yearned...

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A Rose for Emily

“Barn Burning” and “A Rose for Emily” each tell a story from both side of the class divide. In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” the grandeur of the Old South begins to fade away and the seamy underside of the upper crust begins to literally seep through the floorboards with an intolerable...

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles Themes

Injustice and Fate The theme of fate is one of the major ones in “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”. Tess is a generally good person and doesn’t deserve even a tenth part of the misfortunes that happen to her. It is more of a fate than her own responsibility: Tess is sent to Trantridge against her will...

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Catch 22

Catch-22 is a novel that tells many stories, but the crux of the novel concerns Joseph Yossarian, a bombardier stationed at the United States Army Air Force base on the fictional Mediterranean island of Pianosa. A war rages between the Allies and the Nazis, but there is another, more important war...

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Long Days Journey Into Night

Eugene O'Neill's Play, Long Days Journey into Night On June 25, 1939, Eugene O'Neill began an outline for a literary masterpiece that would reach its completion on April 1, 1941. The title of his autobiographical drama is Long Days Journey into Night. He wrote it for  his wife on the occasion of...

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Alcoholism in Huckleberry Finn

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri. He is better known by his pen name “Mark Twain”, which is a nautical term which means two fathoms deep. As a child he learned to smoke and led a gang, leaving school at age 12 to become an apprentice at a printing shop...

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Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 – A Book Analysis

In his book, Fahrenheit 451, author Ray Bradbury highlights the power and importance of obtaining knowledge through books but decries the impact that technological innovations, particularly the television, pose in stifling intellectual and creative development. As a science fiction book that was...

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The Color Purple

Section 1 Celie's Awakening The novel The Color Purple, by Alice Walker is a story about the struggle and the transformation of the protagonist Celie from a shy little girl that never stood up for herself who later on in her life developed into a strong confident and independent woman. Her...

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Freedom in Fyodor Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground

Fyodor Dostoevsky is one of the most influential authors in world literature. This Russian author had written several remarkable novels including Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and Brothers Karamazov. However, before the aforementioned novels were published, Dostoevsky had already gained critical...

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The Friendship of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

The Friendship of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn| | The Friendship of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn Thesis: Through escapades, the South, characters, and two novels, Mark Twain Develops the famous friendship of Tom Sawyer and HuckleberryFinn. The Friendship of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn...

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A Streetcar Named Desire: Analysis

An analysis of some of the many symbols found in "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams, with the help of psychoanalytical theory. Williams' expert use of these symbols helped him to convey the meaning of many characteristics of the protagonists in the play. Was Tennessee Williams a...

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Tom Sawyer Study Notes: Chapter 1 to 10

Chapter 1 Summary: The novel opens with Aunt Polly searching for Tom Sawyer, the young protagonist of the novel who, along with his younger brother Sidney, was sent to live in St. Petersburg, Missouri, after his mother's death. After hearing no answer to her calls, Polly finds Tom eating out of...

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As I Lay Dying 9

May 10, 2010 013 Child Relations In the book “As I lay Dying” by William Faulkner the character that is dying name is Addie Bundren, the mother of five children. She was also the wife of no good Anse Bundren. Anse is lazy, selfish, no good farmer, who can hardly be called a farmer because he does...

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As I Lay Dying Studyguide

As I lay Dying Summary  and Studyguide, William FaulknerQuestions for Study 1. Which are the most intelligent and sympathetic voices in the novel? With whom do you most and least identify? Is Faulkner controlling your closeness to some characters and not others? How is this done, given the...

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Lord of the Flies

Interesting/ Valuable Quotes Page 39: “They suffered untold terrors in the dark and huddled together for comfort. ” This sentence caught my concentration when reading chapter four. It shows that without people they know and love around they are satisfied with strangers. These are little kids who...

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Fate and Destiny in the Aeneid

Destiny, the Gods, and Fate in the Aeneid Playwright Lucius Annaeus Seneca said that “Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant,” (Beautiful Quotes) and perhaps nowhere is this idea better illustrated than in Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid. Fate drives the course of events throughout...

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Atlas Shrugged Themes

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand is truly a revolutionary work. It is based on her memories of poverty, repression, and tyranny experienced in the USSR. The ideology of communism trampled on universal human values, replacing them with the principles of gregariousness and collectivism. That is why it was...

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Far from the Madding Crowd

English Literature Coursework Assignment - Far From The Madding Crowd (Prose written before 1900) ?Compare and contrast Bathsheba Everdene's three suitors' In the novel ? Far from the Madding Crowd' the main female role, Bathsheba Everdene, is pursued by three suitors, each of whom is very...

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Lord of the Flies

Destruction The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding definitely represents Golding’s fear of the thin veneer of civilization in the modern world and how it is bound to crumble at any time. In Golding’s novel, the boys who are stuck on the island resort to savagery after many grueling months...

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Act I Analysis: a Dolls House

Act I Analysis: Act I, in the tradition of the well made play in which the first act serves as an exposition, the second an event, and the third an unraveling (though Ibsen diverges from the traditional third act by presenting not an unraveling, but a discussion), establishes the tensions that...

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Bartleby The Scrivener Summary

“Bartleby, the Scrivener” “Bartleby, The Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street” by Herman Melville is the tale of a young scrivener who rather than be remembered by his boss for his impeccable work and outstanding attitude is not forgotten because of his apathy towards life and the mysterious...

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The Analysis and Comparison of the Themes of "Beowulf", "The Odyssey" and Other Related Epics

An epic is best described by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as a long narrative poem in elevated style recounting the deeds of a legendary or historical hero. Epics like "Beowulf" and "The Odyssey" are perfect examples of this definition; they are each centered on the deeds and triumphs of their...

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Angela's Ashes, Jane Eyre, Lord of the Flies - Suffering Is an Essenti

;b;? Suffering is an essential element of childhood experiences; without it a child could not learn and grow' Does literature you study support this statement? ;/b; ;br; ;br;? Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it'. This literal and realistic statement...

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Women in Hamlet and Death of a Salesman

In both Hamlet and Death of a Salesman it is the fates and problems of the central male figures that necessarily dominate our attention in the theatre. But the role of the women in both tragedies is central to their subject matter, themes, and narrative development. T.S.Eliot summarized Hamlet as...

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Comparative Analysis of Dante's Inferno and Purgatorio

The Divine Comedy (The Inferno and Purgatorio, in this matter) without Virgil would be like coffee without cream. Without Virgil, Dante would never have completed his journey. Without reason, Dante would never have the courage to go through his redemption. We meet Virgil in the Inferno just when...

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Commentary of Jude the Obscure

Commentaire – Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy described the novel in his preface as dramatizing “a deadly war between flesh and spirit”. This quasi reference to St Paul’s conception of human dualism goes far towards explaining the nature of Jude’s tragedy. This dualism appears also in...

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Medea

Medea While not everyone will immediately admit it, revenge is sweet. Something from within seems to deem the concept of getting even acceptable, maybe even necessary. While this holds true in many cases, sometimes revenge can be taken to an evil extreme. In Medea, a play written by Euripides, a...

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One Hundred Years of Solitude a Novel Lost in Time

One Hundred Years of Solitude A novel Lost In Time Zahra Toshani University of Guilan Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences Dr. Barkat PhD. Winter 2011 Table of contents Introduction 1 I. Notion of time and being in Heidegger 2 Existential travel 2 Massacre: existence or nonexistence 5 End of...

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The Opening Scenes of Othello, King Lear and Macbeth

Introduction Thesis Statement The influences of feminine powers from the Shakespearean plays, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth, portrayed during the opening scenes have affected the courses of male instincts and literary arguments throughout the play. In this study, the emphasis is given to the...

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My Perception of William Shakespeare's Othello

My Perception of William Shakespeare's Othello Othello, by William Shakespeare, is perhaps not as exciting as a ravishingly sexy poster of Laurence Fishburne and Irene Jacob. Yet, with its intoxicating mix of love, sexual passion and the deadly power of jealousy, Shakespeare has created an erotic...

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Marital Images in Moby Dick

Marital Images in Moby-Dick Authors use symbolic elements in their writings to communicate a deeper thought or feeling in their message. In Moby-Dick, Herman Melville uses several symbols to illustrate the loving relationship, or “marriage” between Ishmael and Queequeg, such as the bedding of the...

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Moby Dick Analysis

Literary Analysis Moby Dick by Herman Melville Introduction The narrator in the beginning, Ishmael, announces his intent of becoming a whaler, and thus the story begins. Ishmael signs on to the Pequod under Captain Ahab, to hunt the legendary white whale, Moby Dick. After leaving the port in...

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