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Childrens Literature

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In this essay, one can be challenged and informed as the issues regarding children's literature have been thoroughly discussed and affirmed. Reynolds puts major emphasis on the role of children's literature as a transformative vehicle to both readers and writers.

The Heroism of Bilbo Baggins

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Bilbo Baggins can be seen as a developmental hero due to his encounters with trolls, goblins, spiders and then finally Smaug. The first example of Bilbo being a hero in the novel is shortly after him and his dwarf companions depart the Shire and run into a group of trolls.

A Long Days Journey Into Night

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Closely based on his own life and presenting one of America's favorite dramatic themes of the dysfunctional family, 'A Long Day's Journey Into Night' is often hailed as O'Neill's greatest play. Written in the early 1940s the play was not performed until his death in 1953; when performed two years after his death it won O'Neill the Pulitzer Prize and gained him the reputation as America's foremost playwright and a status of eminence among world's greatest dramatists.

Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding

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Thus, the final chapter witnesses the reunion between children and parents, the exposition of those who claim to possess virtue, while they do not, and the revelation of the true possessors of virtue and their subsequent reward. This final chapter and most evidently in the material recognition of parson Adam's worth as a truly virtuous character, resolves the novel's central thematic conflict between genuine and false virtue, further exposing the superficiality upon which prior judgments of character and worth were founded.

Satire in Jonathan Swift's Poems

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These poems have been illustrative of the satirical merit of the poet. The critics of Swift have always been in praise for the prominence of the satire of Swift. It is most significant to note satire in Swift was the most favourite tool in the hands of the artist and various characteristic features of his satire make it most recognised in literature.

Carl Rogers Humanistic Approach

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The author states that the two elements, e.g. realness and acceptance are useful and attractive for those who work in the field of psychology. As far as the third element, "empathetic understanding", is concerned, he states that this condition brings a lot of problems.

Virgil in Dantes Inferno

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Virgil's character is seen by many as indispensable to the philosophical development of Inferno. It is the purpose of this paper to discuss and analyze the significance of Virgil in the story. Dante's Virgil takes much inspiration from the real life Roman poet of the same name.

William Gibsons Pattern Recognition

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William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition is a work of science fiction set in the contemporary world, which is why the search for identity as the most attention grabbing theme in the novel becomes all the more realistic.

Childe Harolds Pilgrimage by Lord Byron

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(Wikipedia) George Gordon Noel Byron was born on 22 January 1788 in London. He was among the most famous of the English 'Romantic' poets; his contemporaries included Percy Shelley and John Keats. He was also a satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of Europe.

Book "Tuesdays With Morrie"

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It has been declared that there is no cure for this illness, and the lone good which can emerge of enclosing it is the opportunity to say goodbye, also the opportunity to educate an individual towards the true meaning of existence and the chance to put back what so many have offered you.

John Updike

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Although Sammy's choice to rebel and quit his job at the grocery store might seem to be the primary purpose of the tale, the setting is the real key to understanding what is actually going on inside the little neighborhood grocery. The theme of "A&P" has to do with how Americans make choices that affect their entire lives based on false promises made to them by an economic system that is based upon turning every idea, object and person into a commodity that can be bought and transformed into a status symbol.

The visitation of the Gods (Cordero-Fernando Gilda)

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The external conflict exists at various levels as to the conflict between the aspirations of the teachers and the Principal's shrewdness, the conflict between the teachers enhanced by their desire to seek favors from the officials, the conflict between the perceptions of Mr. Sawit and Miss Noel as to teaching and education.

A Confederacy of Dunces

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Many fictional characters have had an influence on my life, but there has been one in particular that stands out. It would be difficult if not ridiculous to say that I have patterned my way of life on this character; in fact, I think it would be disturbing to find that anyone had patterned their way of life on this character.

Jonathan Swifts A Modest Proposal

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While the structure of the essay does follow that of a scientific proposal in Swift's time, the ostensible structure of the paper does not actually show Swift's true opinions, until late in the paper. Paragraph 1 talks about how sad it is for the well-to-do to have to go around town or the countryside and see all of the beggars, who have the effrontery to actually come up to those who appear to have some money, and ask for some.

Symbolism of Narnia in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis

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For children who left London to avoid threat of bombing during World War 2 the adventure in Narnia is a great life experience that gave them an understanding what is good and how difficult is to be responsible for the fortunes of the whole land, nation and own family.

Fictional Character

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For, they are based on an understanding of Pinocchio from the sentimentalised Disney cartoons or the condensed versions of the novel that are thought to be more suitable for children. The original novel by Carlo Collodi, which today survives mainly in scholarly editions, is much longer, far more complex and interesting, and also far more intriguing.

Gothic Literature

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Gothic fiction, sometimes referred to as Gothic horror, is a genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. Influencing much of the literature that we now read as traditionally "romantic", Gothic genre was marginalized as a legitimate literary form in the twentieth century due to its critical success and reception. The origins of Gothic literature can be traced to various historical, cultural, and artistic precedents.

American Nation: A History of the United States

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At present America is a developed country and it expanded from small piece of lands along the Atlantic regions, and it includes all the land between Atlantic and Pacific oceans across the big North American continent. When analyzing the pages of history one can understand the dramatic changes that America has gone through in terms of population, economy and technology.

Romeo and Juliet

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The most important characters of this story are Romeo, Juliet, Benvolio, Tybalt, lady Montague, lady Capulet and Friar Lawrence. The most important characters of this story are Romeo, Juliet, Benvolio, Tybalt, lady Montague, lady Capulet and Friar Lawrence.

Rhetoric in ‘Stupid White Men’

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One rhetorical tactic that is utilized throughout the selected text is humour. Another effective rhetorical tactic that is used is the presentation of facts and anecdotes.

Poem Analysis "Daddy" from Sylvia Plath

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She employs the use of figurative speech in order to convey her message in a simple but indirect way. Her tough childhood depicted in the poem can be compared with the misery that people went through after WW2. She uses her father as an image of Hitler/Nazis as well as mentions some of the shattered towns by the Nazis cruelty, in order to portray the suffering of the people.

Tolkien’s Use of Humour in “The Hobbit”

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The book is recognized since ages as one of the best juvenile fictions and is critically acclaimed all over at the same time. The critical acclamations and the financial successes of the book inspired to create the sequel of The Hobbit and it came along with the name, “The Lord of the Rings”.

Japanese culture in the early 20th. Based on the novel "Kokoro"

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The earlier twentieth century of Japan showcased a lot of improvement in the society. Pertaining education was common among the household both in the urban and the rural areas. The protagonist of the story used to stay away from his parents on account of completing his graduation, while his parents used to stay in a less popular province of the country.

Book Report: Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening”

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Kate Chopin effectively uses her story to portray New Orleans and its environs, Louisiana’s Creole society and the gender stereotypes of the late nineteenth century. This make “The Awakening” a valuable interpretation of its historical period.

Shakespeare women in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

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They belong to three different social groups: Hyppolita is the Queen of the Amazons who is about to be married to Theseus, Duke of Athens and this makes her a royal person, well above the level of normal citizens. Titania is also a Queen, but her royal position is located in the land of the fairies, which sets her apart as not human.

Strategic Management a Dynamic Approach

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This paper observes a range of findings of the review of the paper titled “Strategic Management, a Dynamic Approach”. It is part of a peer review activity supposed to assume critical analysis of the paper. Most notably, the paper will cut across different areas including the structure, components and units of the paper.

"Architecture and Authority in Japan" written by William Howard

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Coaldrake is a powerful attempt to explore the most exalting exhibition of the Japanese civilization---architecture. Particularly, it tackles the close and collaborative relationship between architecture and authority in Japan. The book asserts that there is more to key structures and architectural styles than being mere signs of power of the rulers who built them.

Analysis of Book III Chapter I of The Wealth of Nations

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The author also pointed out the importance of human labor inputted into the manufacturing industry. His view explored the concept that labor could be the most important factor for a nation to reach success and stability.

The Lord Of The Ring

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The essence of evil is to be found in domination and control with the essence of good found in free will. In the story, the ring at once personifies and symbolizes evil and gives all those who are confronted by its power the fundamental ingredients of evil.

Nature of Evil and Imbalance of Nature is Sharespeare's "Macbeth"

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Macbeth’s character undergoes a variety of changes in his personal traits throughout the course of the play, as he moves towards the darker side of life and lets evil engulf him completely. This destroys his life because he gives in to the material wants of life and despite knowing the same, does not stop encountering these aspects during his journey.

"The Chocolate War"

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Talks on issues concerning justice are very difficult particularly when the issues relate to the absence of justice; hence The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier is a very difficult narrative. The story is about Jerry Renault, a high school pupil in an exclusive boys’ school, who musters the courage to ‘disturb the universe’ or, simply, to defy the prevailing order—status quo—by stubbornly turning down the command to sell boxes of chocolate.

The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring

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This paper will seek to establish how Frodo is a hero archetype and how his experiences are universal to humankind. It will also elucidate how a model Frodo is that people can be familiar and handle the colossal and often baffling undertaking of being human.

Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery

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The book is divided in three main chapters .The first chapter is psychological legacy of slavery that deals with the African American’s attitude towards work, property, personal inferiority, family and color discrimination. The Second Chapter deals with the author’s response towards breaking this chain of mental slavery.

"The Sunflower" by Simon Wiesenthal

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The essay considers a discussion on the theme of forgiveness in the novel "The Sunflower" by Simon Wiesenthal .

S. Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms: Historical Realism and Historical Symbolism

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The theme of love is explored through reflections on his own young love affair during World War I. The theme of violence is connected to the action within the war, the human to human hostilities creating a balance between the horrors of mankind and the expressions of love in which he finds emotional challenges.

"Kokoro" by Natsume Soseki

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The story is greatly influenced by the socio-political condition of Japan during the “enlightened rule” of the Meiji era. Kokoro is a story that exposes feelings of loneliness and isolation of the characters just as the way Japan struggled through the Meiji era.

Perspectives on Creation: the Book of Genesis and the Popol Vuh

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Both texts originated in the oral tradition, as do most creation myths not invented by L. Ron Hubbard. The Bible’s origins are murky, with the earliest known texts dating from well after its composition, and scholars divided on how it might have been composed, whether from fragments of other texts or a single account.

Consequences of Expectations based on “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

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This can be estimated from the fact that they have preserved a tradition for over seventy-seven years. Their excitement and association with the ritual reflects in their willingness to keep the drawing box as it has remained for years and not amend it to make it any better because they don’t want a bit of the ritual to be altered with time.

The song of the Sea

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The research analyzes how the literary devices employed within the poem are important, taking special care to discuss the difficulties in translation from Ancient Hebrew. The constant repetition to reinforce ideas about the right hand of God and his power strengthen the idea that God is all-powerful.

Feynman's Lost Lecture

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As the book is called Feynman’s Lost Lecture: The Motion of Planets and the Sun, a reader might expect that it would contain some complicated treatise on certain topics and attributes of astronomy, physics, and mathematics. However, Goldstein and Goldstein have selected a subject that deals a highly complex problem of physics in an unexpectedly simple manner.

Shakespeare Sonnets

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This is an essay that is interested in the analysis of Shakespeare Sonnets: Reading for a difference with regard to an article by Helen Veldar. Shakespeare sonnets are a form of writing poems that originated from Italy and its invention is credited to Giacomo da Lentini.

A Literary Analysis of the Hobbit and Smith of Wotton Major

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Tolkien’s short story, Smith of Wotton Major which happened to be his last fantasy themed creation.The Hobbit, on the other hand, starts in a similar fashion using a captivating sentence, “In a hole, in the ground, there lived a hobbit” (6, ch.1). The sentence is considered one of the most popular sentences in literature and is also written by Tolkien.

Use of imagery by Iago in Othello

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The handkerchief, which Othello gives to Desdemona, his newly married wife as a gift and also that covers Iago’s plans of luring Othello (Shakespeare, William, and Honigmann 43). The handkerchief as a symbol begins at the start of the story, marking the begging of life between Othello and Desdemona as amarried couple and it symbolizes their life together to the end of the story.

Women's Role in Heian Japan in Tale of Genji

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Because of this, it might be supposed that literature from the time period always shows men to be right and women to follow them without any questions. However, in part due to the fact that women wrote many popular works of literature, that is not necessarily the case.

Othello – Act 2 & 3 – A Review

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In the Act I Scene I, we see the characters Montano and a few gentlemen talking of the ill fate of the Turkish army that may have all drowned in the ocean because of the terrible storm that could also be the cause of Othello’s ship not returning yet. Although Montano speaks of the goodness of Othello, Iago starts to plot and plan Othello’s fall by causing confusion between Othello, his wife Desdemona, Cassio and Roderigo.

Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre

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We see in Jane’s personality that she is most of the time feeling comfortable in solitude. When she comes to know about Bertha, she leaves Rochester even she was madly in love with him. Bertha can be considered as a metaphorical character representing Jane’s rage towards the society that has been controlling her and making her quiet down her emotions.

Shakespeare: Henry IV. Part 1: Honor

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Henry IV Part I singles out the story of Prince Hal’s rise to being a leader along with the various valor of war pressed on from inside and outside of England. After King Henry killed King Richard II and was dethroned, he was then at war with his subjects trying to murder each other and with the war the Scotland had been waging in the northern part of the country.

‘The center cannot hold’ by Elyn Saks

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The book shades light on Saks’s struggle with hallucinations, delusions, and imagined voices as she struggled with mental illness but triumphing ultimately. The book provides insight into her battle through madness, an understanding of the illness which she fights and tries to accept as part of herself.

The Periodic Table. Use of Metaphors in the Chapter Nickel

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This is not the only metaphor used in this chapter there are various others like the submarine. Thesemetaphors make the author to be effective in explaining his experience in a disguised manner. Primo Levis a chemistry graduate of Jewish origin that had tried to look for work several times but in vain and was now looking for any sort of paid occupation (Levi 61).

Sidney in theory and practice

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or interpreted to mean the same thing, as in Jonson. "Poesie," writes Sidney, "therefore is an arte of imitation, for so Aristotle termeth it in his word Mimesis, that is to say, a representing, counterfeiting, or figuring forth: to speake metaphorically, a speaking picture." The word imitation does not simply mean "a copy." It means a suggested perfect copy as in the mind of the "seer." Poets in their frenzy are very close to the real and ethereal.
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