Three reasons why moby dick is consider the great american novel.
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...American Novel “Moby Dick Three Reasons of its Greatness Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” has earned the position of being the greatest American novel for a number of reasons as well as qualities that are incorporated within the form and content of the novel. Though at a first glance the novel seems to be of annoyingly large volume, its captivating quality is such that it can easily push a reader to read further between its lines. Because of its poetic and canonical quality, few of its lines that contain any minimal unit of meaning can easily grip a reader’s imagination and each of its themes continues to haunt a reader’s mind even after the finishing of the first readings. Therefore upon... The Great...
Novel Reading "The Girl-Meridel Le Sueur" - Class: American Novel from 1900
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...novel ‘The Sound and Fury,’ focuses on the lives of an old southern upper class family – the Compsons – for whom the years have not been kind. Most of the novel concentrates on the children, who are experiencing the most evil of ethical and social demise. Their downfall is stringently tied to time and reflects the way in which they cannot escape their past. Skirry (para.5) believes that each of the characters are “in their own ways wedded to the past,” while Sartre (cited in Skirry (para.6)) argues that the characters do not have a future, and are thus ‘determined by their pasts rather than as being the source... The impossibility of escaping the past in The Sound and the Fury Faulkner’s (1946) novel...
An Analysis of Gish Jen's use of the "American Dream" in her novel "Typical American"
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...American Dream" in her novel "Typical American" 2008 Outline: A) Introduction: general overview. B) General discussion; 1) American Dream seduction; 2) A struggle between values; 3) A merit-based dream. C) Conclusion. Foreword: This paper analyzes how Jen Gish uses the topic of the "American Dream" in her novel "Typical American". Thesis: Immolation of morals in the name of prosperity is the essence of Asian American immigrants' sacrifices in the pursuit of American Dream. Introduction "Typical American" by Jen Gish is a delightful novel about the hopeful lives of Chinese immigrants written with a great deal of humor and sympathy. The novel... is penetrated by biculturalism of the...
How Gene Luen Yang's Life contributes To the Novel "American Born Chinese"
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...Novel “American Born Chinese” Overview of the Novel The aim of Gene Luen Yang’s novel “American Born Chinese,” is to fit in. When he moves to a new neighborhood with his family, he finds out that, in the school, he is the only Chinese-American student. In the school, he is bullied and made fun of, and this makes it hard for him to make any friends. To make matters worse, he falls in love with an “all-American girl.” The Monkey King is one of the greatest and oldest Chinese stories. The story is of a monkey born to rule over all the monkeys in the universe. Monkey King is a master of the kung-fu arts, and this makes him be adored by his subjects... and the most powerful monkey on the earth....
Uncle Toms Cabin brief summary and why the novel is so important to American history
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...novel is of great importance in the American... Uncle Toms Cabin Plot summary Tom, Eliza, Simon Legree and Eva Uncle are the major characters in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, an anti-slavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. The story is made up of four major parts. The first main event is Eliza escaping with her son Harry while Uncle Tom is sold down the river. This happened because Mr. Shelby, the Kentucky farmer, lost his farm and he resorts to selling two slaves to raise the finances he needed. Eliza departed unnoticed at night while Tom was sold to and to a slave trader. While sailing down to Mississippi river Tom meets Eva and befriends her. He also saved her life when she fell on water causing her...
Edwige Danticats novel Breath, Eye and memory - significance in relation to the story of Haitian-American culture, the relationship of the women, and the burden of inheritance
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...novel Breath, Eye and memory - significance in relation to the story of Haitian-American culture, the relationship of the women, and the burden of inheritance Edwige Danticat's novel 'Breath, Eye and memory' gives us a socio-cultural perspective of Haiti, Haitian-Americans in the eyes of Haitian women. The story creates a relationship of three generations of Haitian women, the Haitian tradition, the liberation of women in Haitian ways and the liberation of Haitian women, migrated to America. The traditional way of life is described in the life of Grandmother Ife. If herself went through the cruelty of 'test'ing. But religious adherence to social... Institute 10 December 2006 Edwige Danticat's novel ...
How does F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby represent the American dream? What does the novel have to say about the condition of the American dream in the 1920s?
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...novel The Great Gatsby by highlighting the themes such as materialism and wealth, consumption and consumer society, post-world war disillusionment, alienation and the modern American city. Published in 1925, Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a novel set in the fictional town of West Egg on the wealthy Long Island during the 1922 summer and narrates the story of the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his romantic passion for the pretty Daisy Buchanan. In as much as the novel encompasses the theme of a thwarted love between a man and his object of desire, over a few months through the 1922 summer, the real focus of the novel is in fact less romantic because... F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great...
Short Response Paper to Junot Diazs Novel
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...Novel Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao illustrates a story surrounding a character named Oscar who is too fat and too much of a nerd to be socially acceptable. He is a Dominican American boy who is struggling with the difficulties arising out of his social isolation, racial background and deprived social class status. Critical review of novel by Christopher Taylor published in 2008 in The Guardian asserts that Oscar Wao represents a character impersonating typical self-loathing of coloured people in the United States. Taylor makes his point by saying: Diaz succeeds in coupling the book's interest in genre to the creolisation he values... No. Short Response Paper to Junot Diaz’s Novel...
What are some of the ways in which the theme of doubling structures Chesnutts novel, The Marrow of Tradition? What is the author getting at by using this device?
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...Novel “The Marrow of Tradition” Introduction The novel “The Marrow of Tradition” is an important African-American novel written against the historical perspective and was published in the year 1901. The novel revolves round the fictional uprising of the white supremacist movement, originally referred in the pages of history as the “race riots” which took place in the year 1898 at Wilmington in North Carolina. The complicated novel encapsulates myriad sub-plots in order to project the successful representation of a town that acts as a microcosm of the society and huge shades of characters with which the novel is dealing. Thesis Statement The novel “The Marrow... Theme of Doubling Structures in Chestnut’s...
Scene comparison between the movie Il Gattopardo (The Leopard by Visconti) and the novel
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...American novel and the movies. New York: Ungar, 1977. Print.... ? Scene Comparison After Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa died in 1957, II Gattopardo was published. The novel was the art that was written by the author. Luchino Visconti fell in love with the book and produced a film that is faithful to the spirit of the book. The producer experienced difficulties in approving the setting of shooting. The excesses flagged out on the film were entirely genuine. From the scenes of the dances, boxes of cut flowers were delivered from the Sanremo daily. The candles were changed in an hourly basus and the tableware that was lent by Palerno nobility was used. The battle scenes, was developed from various Italy...
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
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...novel, which was set in that particular time, is one of the key requisites to become a “Great American Novel”. “From the late nineteenth century to World War I, and even after, there was much discussion of the great American novel. Eventually the idea died…But in recent years the idea, though not the phrase, has returned to life” (O’Connor 1). Thus, when a novel written by an American novelist aptly reflects and incorporates various cultural aspects and perspectives of American people of a particular time, in which the novel is set, it can be considered for elevation as “Great American Novel”. Water for Elephants, written by Sara Gruen and set during the Depression era of 1930s... ?Water for Elephants by ...
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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...novel, which was set in that particular time, is one of the key requisites to become a “Great American Novel”. “From the late nineteenth century to World War I, and even after, there was much discussion of the great American novel. Eventually the idea died…But in recent years the idea, though not the phrase, has returned to life” (O’Connor 1). Thus, when a novel written by an American novelist aptly reflects and incorporates various cultural aspects and perspectives of American people of a particular time, in which the novel is set, it can be considered for elevation as “Great American Novel”. Water for Elephants, written by Sara Gruen and set during the Depression era of 1930s... Water for Elephants by...
Representatives of American Literature
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...American Literature 2 NUMBER DUE American literature is specific to the Americanexperience. It is a subset of English Literature which in turn is subset of World Literature. There are several major movements within American literature which include Early American Literature, Gothic-Supernatural-Fantasy Fiction, Naturalism, American Realism, Modernist Literature , Science Fiction , Postmodernist Literature. The theme of this course was to review and read a variety of authors that were part of modern American literature. While the course does cover a number of great...
The Novel John Cheever Bullet Park and John Cheever, "The Five-Forty-Eight "
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...NOVEL THE BULLET PARK AND THE STORY “FIVE FORTY EIGHT” BY JOHN CHEEVER John Cheever is the author of seven collections of short stories and 5 novels. He was awarded National Medal of Literature from American Academy of Arts and Literature. John was often criticized as peerless short story writer but his work especially novels showed the tone of summing up and tension of vision. Cheever’s work shows the complexity of situation and turmoil that lies beneath the characters seemingly soothing aura. The great thing about John Cheever was his capacity for invention. (Donaldson,1998).He merges compassion and wit while maintaining the absurdity... of John Cheever. s.l.: Vintage...
Novel Analysis
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...novel as just another American deadened by the corporate consumption of the soul. Like most others, her existence is one that depends on handing over control of one’s self to the determining powers that be. It is only when confronted with a mystery that burns too brightly within her natural curiosity that she is able to push forward and retrieve enough sense of wonder to do something. There is no real mystery for Oedipa to solve, of course; that is the entire point. Pierce isn’t concerned with leaving behind some grand... Keeping It Bouncing in The Crying of Lot 49 A recurring theme that can be found in Thomas Pynchon’s novel The Crying of Lot 49 is that confusion hasa tremendous effect on society...
Novel of John Cheever "The Bullet Park" and "The Five Forty Eight" by John Cheever
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...NOVEL THE BULLET PARK AND THE STORY “FIVE FORTY EIGHT” BY JOHN CHEEVER JohnCheever is the author of seven collections of short stories and 5 novels. He was awarded National Medal of Literature from American Academy of Arts and Literature. John was often criticized as peerless short story writer but his work especially novels showed the tone of summing up and tension of vision. Cheever’s work shows the complexity of situation and turmoil that lies beneath the characters seemingly soothing aura. The great thing about John Cheever was his capacity for invention. (Donaldson,1998).He merges compassion and wit while maintaining the absurdity of the surroundings... Books, 2008. Print. Top of Form...
A novel
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...Novel The that will be in focus in this paper is a woman by the of Ellen Gould White. She was an American woman born in 1827 and died in 1915. She is one of the well-known writers in the world. In fact she is the most translated female writer in the entire world. She has written on various topics such as religion, education, health, relationships, prophecy and other various topics. Her writings especially on health have proven to be ahead of her times. The things she wrote many years ago are now being discovered by scientists to be true. When one reads her writings, one theme will stand out as the central theme and that is, ‘the love of God’. The phrase, ‘God is love’ is clearly felt... that...
Deconstructing the myth of the American Dream
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...American novel that depicts American characters and themes. Indeed, Gatsby is the archetypal American character; he is self-made. As Nick observes, Gatsby gives new meaning to the phrase "the self-made man": "The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself". He believes in the American dream "in the green light, the orgiastic future." He believes that, in America, one can become anything. Like a young Benjamin Franklin, he maps out his resolves for future success and never wavers from his teenage conception of self. A seventeen-year-old James... Deconstructing the myth of the American Dream The much talked about American Dream has been a powerful...
Independent Novel Written Review
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...American Civil War. Stowe, in this 632-page novel that was first published in 1852, highlights Uncle Tom, a selfless African slave whom the plot revolves around. This story begins with Arthur Shelby, a kindhearted slave-owner, who is no longer able to provide for all his slaves. This leads to his decision to sell Uncle Tom. After serving at the St. Clare’s for some time, Simon Legree, a pitiless man... Jerry Ciacho May 14, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written by abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, is one of the most influential historical fiction at the time and is among the greatest racial phenomenon throughout history. This anti-slavery narrative has helped place the underpinning of the...
Toni Morrisons novel "Beloved"
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...novel Beloved presents the theme of memory as a way that African-American characters in the present deal with the experience of slavery in the past. The experience of slavery is so traumatic that it has been suppressed, but finds ways to haunt the present, returning as memory "in the flesh". Sethe's definition of "rememory" (sic) provides a framework for examining the healing work of memory in the society and in the novel. Sethe lives in a world where "nothing ever dies" and where "rememory" can be encountered in physical form while walking down the road. "Someday you be walking down the road and you hear something or see something going on. So clear. And you think... (Re)Memory Toni Morrison's 1987...
Novel
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...American girl called Pecola Breedlove and her massive lack of self-esteem issues. Clearly, it is shown that having someone love you may lead to your downfall as is the case between Pecola’s relationship with her father. In the story we have the dysfunctional Breedlove household. It is on one day when Cholly Breedlove – Pecola’s father – is having a pity session that the unforgivable happens. He is feeling a variety of emotions towards his only daughter; Morrison flips between love to hate to love again. He does not know if loves or hates his daughter, in fact, it is that the extent of his love for his... The Price of Love Toni Morrison’s book The Bluest Eye revolves around the life of a young, African...
Novel
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...novel and how do they influence lives of the characters in the novel? Opening The Marriage Bureau for Rich People is more adventurous than one’s own marriage! Ali is the careful and kind business manager and to him helping to arrange marriages is a serious business, in which two precious lives are invested but the one who encourages them for that investment has no stake as such. But the Bureau is interested in the marriages turning out to be successful, as it involves the reputation of the Bureau. Mrs. Ali is his wife and Aruna is the full-time assistant. At the very outset... out because the message of the Bureau is quite clear: “The...
Historical Novel: Burr
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...novel in Gore Vidal’s seven-novel “Narrative of Empire” series, covers the period 1775-1836. The well-researched novel, as fictionalized by Vidal and narrated by Charles Schuyler, a young apprentice in Aaron Burr’s New York law office and aspiring journalist, spotlights the life of Aaron Burr, his Revolutionary contemporaries and America’s Founding Fathers (“Narratives of Empire” n.d.). Burr, the Man, and Burr, the Novel Burr is a dismissal of the perfect portrayals of the Founding Fathers in American history books. Aaron Burr’s life is extraordinary — he became the 3rd vice president of the U.S and nearly won presidency; he killed his... ? BURR, BY GORE VIDAL Burr, by Gore Vidal Burr, the first novel in ...
Novel
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...novels by three great writers, Antoine Francois Prevost, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe and George Eliot. All the three novels can be judged by the theme of class that is quite understandable and clear in all the three works. Class is dealt as a phenomenon that is predominant in all kinds of societies by the three authors. “Manon Lescaut” describes class as the most important theme that destructs the lives of two lovers who are unable... Theme in Manon Lescaut, The Sorrows of Young Werther & Silas Marner Roll No: Teacher: 21st October 2008 University  Theme of Class in Manon Lescaut, The Sorrows of Young Werther and Silas Marner Manon Lescaut, The Sorrows of Young Werther and Silas Marner are influential nove...
Novel
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...Novel. Boston: Little, Brown, 2002. Internet resource. Zevin, Gabrielle. Elsewhere. , 2007. Internet resource.... Life after Death Afterlife refers to the concept of there being some life after someone has died. This takes place when an essential part of a person consciousness or identity exists even after the individual’s physical death. There are many ideas about afterlife. However, one thing that is common with all the ideas about after life is the belief that the essential parts of human beings that usually remain in existence of their death is always part of their souls or even the entire soul. Most ideas agree that the existence after physical death usually take place in the spiritual realm....
Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward novel
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...American city in the future. 2. Paragraph describing social problem it fixed in the novel, and how it did so. It is essential to note that Edward Bellamy, in his Utopian romance Looking Backward: 2000-1887, establishes that the quality of life for an American city in the future will be enhanced by scientific and social developments. The work has influenced a large number of intellectuals and has contributed to the great social changes in the contemporary society. The author has been highly emphasizing the significance of the scientific and social developments though the main themes of the novel. The novel can... Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward novel Technological or scientific problem/solution 1.One...
The novel "Their eys were watching God"
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...novel "Their eyes were watching God" One of the most famous novels written by African American Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) by Zora Neale Hurston deals with the story of Janie Crawford, an African American woman in her early forties, who goes through three phases of different experiences in her life. All through the novel, Janie is presented as a beautiful woman who has been in the search for love, life, and reliability. It is essential to recognize that the protagonist of the novel has a different type of understanding of the concept of God, and she has a Gnostic perspective. Zora Hurston’s unique use of language, particularly the rural Southern black dialect, has a pertinent role... ?The novel...
The novel "Their eys were watching God"
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...novel "Their eyes were watching God" One of the most famous novels written by African American Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) by Zora Neale Hurston deals with the story of Janie Crawford, an African American woman in her early forties, who goes through three phases of different experiences in her life. All through the novel, Janie is presented as a beautiful woman who has been in the search for love, life, and reliability. It is essential to recognize that the protagonist of the novel has a different type of understanding of the concept of God, and she has a Gnostic perspective. Zora Hurston’s unique use of language, particularly the rural Southern black dialect, has a pertinent role... The novel...
Historical Novel: "A Mercy"
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...novel that there were variants of this slavery in American history during its darkest moments, such as full-blooded white children sold into slavery by their impoverished and deadbeat parents while there were also many blacks who were never enslaved, or if they were former slaves, managed to obtain or buy their freedoms and then went into the slave trade too. II. Discussion – black slaves in America were... ? ANALYSIS OF A HISTORICAL NOVEL (A Mercy by Toni Morrison) of (affiliation) Date of Submission: Estimated Word Count: 1,972 ANALYSIS OF A HISTORICAL NOVEL: “A Mercy” I. Introduction – slavery has existed as long as the history of humankind itself; people in various circumstances will tend to dominate ...
Book review 1
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...AMERICANS: THE CHINESE AMERICAN DREAM IN CHU’S EAT A BOWL OF TEA 15 September When a former philanderer becomes impotent in bed (with his beautiful wife), his world crashes down, together with Chinatown. This seems to be the gist of Louis Chu’s Eat a Bowl of Tea: A Novel of New York's Chinatown. A deeper plot, however, reveals that Chinatown in the 1940s has similar and different issues to Chinese immigrants in the twenty-first century. Chu uses American themes of American Dream, immigration, and racism to describe Chinese American identity. Chu has written a realistic and humorous Chinese American novel that explores and resolves the meaning of the American Dream... ? TRADITIONAL VERSUS MODERN CHINESE...
Historical Novel: The Killer Angels (The Classic Novel of the Civil War)
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...novel is a supplement to American social history as it is a narration of real facts of the war. The Novel gives account of the social issues of the battle like slavery and state’s rights. The central cause of the war was well narrated by the author who gave it a social context. He also portrayed the two different concepts of society which led to a clash. This novel is of high historical value as it details the battle with precision and realistic events. The background of the war heroes were also... ?The Killer Angels – Analysis The novel “The Killer Angels” written by Michael Shaara is all about the war scenario of Gettysburg and the had made sure that the readers get a real idea of happening of a battle ...
Middle Passage novel by Charles Johnson
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...novel "Middle Passages" is writtenby an American scholar and novelist "Charles R. Johnsons" in 1990. Born in Evanston, Illinois in 1948, Johnson is an African American writer and his work often portrays different issue of Black's lives in America from different perspectives. His book Middle Passages won him the National Award in which he basically focuses upon the era of seventeenth century and describes several events of that time from the perspective of the African Americans (Pedersen, p225). The author has emphasizes upon wide range of issues in the novel like racial discriminations, social inequality, adjustment... Number] Middle Passages by Charles Johnsons - A critical review Introduction The...
How the growth and development of the modern American city has shaped the individual American experience.
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...American novel. Waiheke Island: Floating Press Tanguay, L., 2013. Hijacking history: American culture and the war on terror. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. Edgar, A., 2013. The Man of the Crowd. [online] Available at [accessed January 2014]. Ginsberg, A., 1997. Howl. [online] Available at < http://www.wussu.com/poems/agh.htm> [accessed January 2014]. Hopper, E., 2013. Nighthawks. [online] Available at [accessed January 2014] Weaver, A., 2013. The government of nature. Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013. Welty,...
Gatsby vs. Gatsby; novel vs. film
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...Americans as they anticipated for the arrival of the American dream in the novel, since it was bound to transform their lives for the better. Both of these can represent “insanity” of humans as they struggle to reach greater heights. The different preferences in style of celebration show the different yearnings or methods of acquiring our desires as humans. From these discussions, one can tell that the two Gatsby’s only differ in that one is in print, and the other on tape. There are also slight deductions and additions in the film that differ from the novel. For instance, in the film, at Tom and Myrtle’s... The Great Gatsby; Novel versus Film F. Scott Fitzgerald is the of the 1925 novel The Great...
African American Political
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...novel, “The Invisible Man” is a promising and enlightening document bearing the scar, deprivation and mark of the entire Afro-American community since the era of post Second World War. The novel “The Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison almost attains the stature of Bible in figuring out the saga of politics pertaining to recognition in the paradigm of existential discourse in the history of American politics and its democratic life. The Invisible Man: A Quest for Recognition and Politics in Disguise and Ambiguity The novel by Ralph Ellison bearing the title “The Invisible Man” is the only novel published during his life time and that won him the National Book Award... African American Political Introduction...
Novel Discussions-A Farewell to Arms
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...novel dynamic. Your discussion must be at least 200 words  The main character in A Farewell to Arms, Frederic Henry, shifts his outlook on life to that of the other main character, Catherine Barkley, which makes him dynamic. When Catherine and Frederic meet, Frederic is looking for distraction, adventure, and fun. He is American, yet his sense of adventure has led him to Italy to fight a war. He does not seem opposed to the war he is fighting in Italy’s army, but rather bored by it. Catherine has lost her fiance to the war and is terribly disillusioned by it and the circumstances that led to it. For both of them, their affair... ?579725 Farewell to Arms Explain what makes the central character of your...
Novel Biocatalysts from Uncultivated Microbes
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...Novel Biocatalysts from Uncultivated Microbes Biocatalysts or enzymes are protein compounds that have essential roles in biological systems. From a biological viewpoint, the most important function of enzymes is to hasten or catalyze chemical reactions by lowering the activation energy (Nelson, Cox, & Lehninger, 2004). This trait is also utilized in the production of industrial goods. These biocatalysts are becoming more popular and preferred over chemical catalysts in conversion reactions because they are environmentally friendly, more economical, and have cleaner action. In many industries, biocatalysts are replacing chemical catalysts for production and conversion...
Moral choices of Huck Finn
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...American Novel because of its interwoven treatment of themes of morality, democracy and the frontier... number 21 June Huckleberry Finn in the Face of Ethical Predicament Fairy tales begin with ‘once upon a time’. But as adults, we know that history depicts its realities by beginning with phrases such as ‘there was a time’. Fairy tales’ ‘once upon a time’ always end in happy endings while history’s ‘there was a time’ often tackles humanity’s depressing eras that eventually lead to its obsolescence. One of these cruel periods is slavery from racism (Zidek 1). There was a time when African-American people were regarded as inferior beings (9). As a result to the search for inexpensive labor, the nation...
Huckleberry Finn in the Face of Ethical Predicament
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...American Novel because of its interwoven treatment of themes of morality, democracy and the frontier... number 21 June Huckleberry Finn in the Face of Ethical Predicament Fairy tales begin with ‘once upon a time’. But as adults, we know that history depicts its realities by beginning with phrases such as ‘there was a time’. Fairy tales’ ‘once upon a time’ always end in happy endings while history’s ‘there was a time’ often tackles humanity’s depressing eras that eventually lead to its obsolescence. One of these cruel periods is slavery from racism (Zidek 1). There was a time when African-American people were regarded as inferior beings (9). As a result to the search for inexpensive labor, the nation...
A Huck in Mark Twain’s Novel Huckleberry Finn
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...American Society in freedom. Since sometimes adventure means risk and fear, the journey of Huck and Jim together and their cooperation necessarily symbolize that both the black people and the white people needs each other. Though Huck’s adventures are serious, his character is not always serious. The novel is full of boyish fun-planning and accomplishments. In an article, “Mark Twain’s Blood Curdling Humor”, referring to humorous dimension of Huck’s character, Robert Bridges comments that Huck is the production of Mark Twain’s personal humor. He... A Critical Analysis of Huck in Mark Twain’s Novel “Huckleberry Finn” Mark Twain’s novel “Huckleberry Finn” is a literary masterpiece that has received a wide...
The novel "Passing" by Stella Larsen
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...novel in many aspects but it is extraordinary above all for its treatment of Psychology of disavowal”. Passing says the story of the two African –American woman who are varied only in the experiences in dealing with the races. The light skinned biracial woman, Clare is the central character of the novel. In spite of being biracial, Clare likes to pass as a white American woman. Thus she decides to abandon her background and takes a new approach. The book is mainly divided three parts the encounter ,the re-encounter and finale. Certainly it demonstrates an antagonism and at the same time a correlation between two... PASSING According to George Hutchinson Passing is an “extraordinary novel ...
The novel "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin
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...novels have inspired the readers to find the glimpses of early feminism in 19th century American society. The whole novel describes the survival of Edna in a male dominating society that never admits women as equal... ?The Awakening Kate Chopin has often been regarded as a feminist who wrote many stories centered on female characters. Her novel en d The Awakening is apt to be included in such a category that it moves through the viewpoint of the main character, Edna Pontellier. Many critics have identified Edna as a character who is afflicted with heart trouble. It is this affliction that makes readers view Edna Pontellier as an exponent of feminist ideology. Analyzing the novel one can clearly notice...
The Joy Luck Club (novel)
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...novel’s main character while Waverly is one of the characters of daughters. Structurally, the narratives presented by Jing-mei help connect the storytellers from two generations since she not only has to speak for herself, but also has to speak on behalf of her deceased mother in the first and the fourth section of the novel; “I am to replace my mother, whose seat at the mah jong table has been empty since she died two months ago” (Tan 19). Unlike Jing-mei, Waverly’s narrative represents only the younger generation of the narrators since she has her mother Lindo to speak for herself. In China, Jing-mei finds a new side to herself... ?The Joy Luck Club: Jing-mei vs Waverly Jing-mei is, in a way, the...
Book review of the Novel" Netherland" by Joseph o'neill
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...Novel “Netherland” by Joseph ONeill Joseph O’Neill is such a rare being; an Irishman with fond for that most English games – cricket. In Netherland is his third novel talking about cricket with an insider’s economy and stagy sweep that remembers John Updike’s paeans to common baseball, and lost American innocence, due to his epic series of rabbit novels (O’Neill 4). Most narrating takes place in Manhattan in the months after September11th bombing in the U.S. The atmosphere created is that Han feels every moment he steps out of the door of his apartment seems to have affected his marriage (Wilson 216). His marital life is placed on hold when his wife Rachel, an English barrister... Book Review of the...
Speculation Paper on the novel "The Old Gringo
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...novel, which at its core is about the vanishing of an American short story writer and newspaperman, Ambrose Bierce. The novel uses different phenomena to scrutinize the culture of the modern Mexico. The narration goes on by speaking about the old gringo, who left his place and travels to Mexico to Unite with the revolutionary party. There he meets a school teacher and a General. Hence, the trio probe and experience love and respect in such a way that it underlines the distinction between Mexican and American process of analysis. In relation to this the themes in this novella, we will be talking about... Cultural Analysis of “The Old Gringo” Published in 1985 by Carlos Fuentes, The Old Gringois a novel,...
The role realism plays in the Novel "farewell to arms"
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...novel a farewell to arms revolves around the love between henry and Catherine. Henry is an American. He is an ambulance driver in the Italian army. Before meeting Catherine, an English nurse, he... College Role realism plays in the novel “farewell to arms” In the novel of farewell to arms, the has used realism as one of the clear styles that can help readers in understanding the novel without thinking deeply. Realism describes life in a factual manner without using any impractical descriptions that may seem impossible in the real life (Lehan, 67). The author uses a plain language to describe this reality. The themes in the novel are described in a simple and acceptable language that shows how the real...
Crime scene in the novel and film
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...novel The Great Gatsby is another notable published work by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is a representation of the American society after the WWI. The novel represents the conflicts occurring in the society due to different factors that are interplaying. One of the notions that are represented by the story is the influence that can be brought about by wealth as that of Gatsby’s character. The main contribution of the particular published work by Fitzgerald is the representation of the society... Crime Scene in the Novel and Film The literary works can be considered as mirrors of the occurrence in the real society.For that matter studying different works regardless of the genre can give a certain view...
Essay on Desirable Daughters novel by Bharati Mukherjee
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...novel by Bharati Mukherjee: Thesis: In the novel Desirable Daughters, the main character in the form of Tara Lata struggles with the major themes of Self versus Society, Self Destruction and Self Discovery. The novel Desirable Daughters belongs to that genre of American literature which deals with issues of immigrant life and cultural assimilation. There are sufficient works in this genre that represent Hispanic, African and Chinese ethnic minorities in the United States, but relatively few that speak for South Asian immigrants in general and Indian Americans in particular. Bharati Mukherjee’s work fills this void in the American literary canon. One can say... Essay on Desirable Daughters...
Great Gatsby
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...American novel set in 1922 after the First World War on Long Island’s North Shore in New York City. It enjoyed a wide readership and is considered as a paragon of the Great American Novel. This book has some incredible characters and scenes that will remain in our memory. Nick Carraway is the narrator of the novel. He shifts to West Egg district of Long Island in New York. This area is mainly comprised of newly rich people. Nick discusses about his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom. Tom has an adulterous affair with Myrtle, wife of George. Nick’s neighbor is Jay Gatsby who throws lavish parties every weekend. He is an extremely wealthy... ?The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby is an...
The Scarlet Letter as a Feminist Novel
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...Novel The Scarlet Letter is a 1850 novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne that tells an exciting story of a woman who dares to break the social rules and gives a birth to a child outside the marriage. The work illustrates brightly and vividly the positon of women in the American society during the 19th century. That was the time that allowed little freedom and opportunities for a woman to be independent, happy, and successful. However, the protagonist of a novel Hester Prynne dares to break social rules and follow the path she chooses herself, which is the ground to concider The Scarlet Letter a feminist novel. To begin with, it is essential to make an insight... “The Scarlet Letter” as a Feminist Novel ...
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