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Comparison and Contrast of the Characters Ichabod Crane and Brom Van Brunt

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Washington Irving was the first ever American author who became famous abroad in a short span of time. He is known for contribution to short story genre. In this story the Dutch community of New York has been described which is located in a rural valley near the Hudson River.

Book Report on Red Hugh prince of Donegal

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The real life incident that this book is based upon is the fight for Ireland’s freedom during the 1500’s. The characters portrayed in the book are all real historical figures and events of true life incidents that really took place during that time. A few of the details and dialogue had to be fictionalized by the author in order to get the whole story.

Fighting Fate and Rewriting Destiny

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Throughout life, we realize that many of the realities we come to face are very harsh. You can never know what to expect and because of this, you never know what you’ll end up being happy with. Many of us face unhappiness at different points in our life.

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Questions and answers.

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"It is extraordinary to me," said he, "that you cannot take care of yourselves and your children. One or the other of you is forever in my way. How do I know what injury you have done my horses. See! Give him that."

Creon and the Concepts of Arete, Hubris, Ate and Nemesis in Antigone

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When Creon finally becomes King, after having been one or two steps away from the throne all his life, he wants to begin his reign on the right foot. He wishes to project the picture of a ruler who takes the right decisions and is inflexible in implementing these decisions, even when they would affect those closest to him.

Summary of The Social Animal

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The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson is a comprehensive analysis of the term “conformity”. Conformity, as Aronson has defined it, is “a change in a person’s behavior or opinions as a result of real or imagined pressure from a person or group of people”

Twilight Los Angeles 1992: Twilight Bey Character Analysis

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Twilight Bey is a crucial character in the play. His words reflect the weight of the situation at hand. Society is at a limbo. It definitely has to decide onto which side it lands. Social problems had torn society apart but he thinks running away from the darkness engulfing society into light can open up new realities.

Robert Frost in Voices and Visions.

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This discussion brings up details regarding the work of Robert Frost. Being so, the paper will pick up a number of quotations made in this Voices and Visions film.

Stanley Fish's "Free-Speech Follies"

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The First Amendment involves expressing one’s own idea freely while taking responsibility about what has been said. As shown by Stanley Fish, one good example of a true First Amendment hero is a basketball player who turned her back on the flag during the singing of the national anthem to protest against government policies.

“Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Science, Science Fiction, or Autobiography?” by Ginn

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“Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Science, Science Fiction, or Autobiography?” is written by Sherry Ginn who is a renowned author and critic. Sherry Ginn is PhD in General Experimental Psychology and is currently a professor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She also worked at East Carolina University and Wingate University and taught in Women Studies program.

Why is Beowulf the Ideal hero

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Why is Beowulf the ideal hero? This essay is primarily based on contemplating the legendary characters of Beowulf in addition too explaining why he is considered and remembered even in the present age as a heroic figure. Some scenarios and underlying reasons contributing to granting such a splendid reputation to Beowulf will make the bulk of this paper.

“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

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Literary Analysis: “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” The short story entitled “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” written by Joyce Carol Oates is a literary discourse that focused on the main character, Connie, a fifteen year old girl who apparently exuded physical characteristics and traits that differed from those exhibited by members of her family.

View's of Education in Voltaire's Candide and Douglass' Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

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In Candide, Voltaire presents a critique of the hypocrisy of Enlightenment Age European society using the technique of satire. Frederick Douglass’ work, by contrast, presents a critique of slavery era American society through the technique of autobiography.

"On Going Home" by Joan Didion

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Joan Didion’s essay “On Going Home” talks about a struggle to connect an old life with the persona’s family and the family of her own.

“Fighting South of the Ramparts” by Li Po

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This paper is an analysis on “Fighting South of the Ramparts” by Li Po and its benefits to modern society. The short poem “Fighting South of the Ramparts” is a reflection on the futility of war by a man who has seen too much suffering in the world.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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The plot is a combination of several themes including illiteracy, gender, race, and poverty. In the contemporary research and development, there is a noticeable difference between the extent to which the remains of educated white women are associated with them and the extent to which illiterate black women are remembered or credited for their medical remains.

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan

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Egan begins his account of the Dust Bowl by pointing out that the initial and actual cause of the Dust Bowl was over-farming by the many, mostly family, farmers who inhabited the region.

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

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What they found was not just a mere cheese but a huge source of cheese. Haw and Hew have even relocated their residence to be near the source and it has becomes the center of their lives (Johnson Spencer, p26). .

The Deeds of Divine Augustus or Res Gestae Divi Augusti

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In the first 14 paragraphs Augustus has presented a detailed account of his political achievements and the honors he received from the Senate as well as the public. While telling about his great leadership abilities Augustus mentions the number of times he was made triumvir for the settling of the state.

Cinderella: not so morally superior

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This paper offers to rhetorically analyze the essay in order confirm if it was indeed successful in letting the readers understand what the author is trying to convey.The Cinderella story centers on an orphaned girl who triumphed over her stepmother’s and stepsisters’ evil plans to enslave her and generally make her suffer.

Compare "Lesli in California" and "Trespass" with regard to The Use of Violence

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The two protagonists in the stories are females who are subjected to uncalled for forms of violence as they go bout their normal duties. The following discourse is an expository analysis which compares the forms of violence as brought out in the two narrations.

Comparing the Depiction of Gender roles in Two Unlikely Literatures. Sophocle and David Ives

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This paper is an attempt to analyze two literary works from different eras and explore the commonalities and/or disparities evident in the depiction of such stereotypical gender roles. The two works selected for this paper are acclaimed plays from Sophocles and David Ives.

Research on the theme of Betrayal in Literature

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Today a big variety of songs, movies and books are made by the general motto, which proclaims that life is beautiful. It is believed that when a person has favorable vision about surrounding things then he manages to achieve his goals easily, from the very beginning getting himself ready for success.

Shakespeare’s Pericles

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Fathers and Daughters’ Sexuality: Family or Property and Patriarchy The significance of the fathers being so involved in their daughters’ sexuality is their belief in their primary roles in protecting the latter as either their property or family and in ascertaining patriarchy through the absolute power of men over females’ sexuality.

Book Report "Memoirs of an Indian Woman"

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During the beginning of the 20th century (1900-1930), India was still under the British rule. At that time, Calcutta was home to a conservative society, majority of whom believed that the ideal place for women was within the four walls of the house.

Literary Analysis of the Poem “The Silken Tent” by Robert Frost

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Since the immediate purpose of the piece is to promote the poet’s perception of love and relationship, Frost prefers to deliver the figurative content via the romantic style of Shakespearean yet modified sonnet of fourteen lines in iambic pentameter.

The Importance of War in Shakespeare’s Henry V

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Student Name Instructor’s Name Course Title November 16, 2012 The Importance of War in Shakespeare’s Henry V War is an important vehicle for King Henry V, as it is essential, in his mind, to establishing himself as a ruler who needs to be taken seriously.

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Macbeth Character

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William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is his darkest tragedy set in Scotland and dramatizes the political and psychological effects, which Lord Macbeth portends when he selects evil means in realizing power. To become king, Lord Macbeth commits regicide and undertakes a murderous terror in order to retain power, which eventually leads his country to civil war. However, he lost everything eventually.

The Overcoat

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‘The Overcoat’ and analyses people’s misconception of its literacy. According to the writer, the Overcoat literature is an excellent work that is perceived by many to be elusive to the reader’s imagination that considers the ending fantastic.

Response for " The necklace"

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Although an even deeper and fuller analysis reverts back to such a basic premise, the literary devices, and the means by which the author develops such a theme are far from simplistic. In this way, the plot itself is not what allows the story to have a nuanced and accomplished flavor; rather, it is the way that author is able to seek to differentiate what would otherwise by a simple story with advanced and/or complimentary elements of characterization, symbolism, and setting which aid the story in both its overall integrity and believability as well as its power.

The Story of an Hour" by Chopin, and "A Rose for Emily" by Faulkner

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Both Faulkner's Emily Grierson and Chopin's Louise Mallard are women trapped by social convention. Faulkner paints a picture of Miss Emily Grierson as a woman strictly contained within the boundaries of her father’s home and his old Southern ideals. “None of the young men were quite good enough to Miss Emily and such.

Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot

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The action occurs between 2 and 29 December 1170, chronicling the days leading up to the martyrdom of Thomas Becket following his absence of seven years in France. Becket's internal struggle is the main focus of the play.

Irony and tone in the poem, "Desert Places"

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The setting is an important part due mainly to its impact in the poem. The loneliness that engulfs the persona of the poem is the most tragic element as there is an internal realization of a searing sadness that is perhaps his own making or one that could not help.

What Does Irigaray Mean by 'The Other' and How Does She Use this Concept in Her Writing?

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What Does Irigaray Mean by 'The Other' and How Does She Use this Concept in Her Writing? Luce Irigaray and the concept of ‘the other’ in her writing Luce Irigaray is an outstanding writer in modern French feminism and global ideology. Luce incorporates numerous scopes, which entail philosophy, psychotherapy, and study of lingos.

Finding Reality in Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories

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It is necessary to stress that Conan Doyle’s stories are not real, although there are some characters taken from everyday life. For example, the character of Sherlock Holmes was created by the author not by chance. However, still Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories are analyzed by critics as fictional ones.

The Poisonwood Bible and The Heart of Darkness

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‘The Heart of Darkness’ is the story of the voyage of a sailor, Marlow, through the Congo river (Conrad). Marlow is entrusted with the task of bringing back, an employee of his company who had gone to the forest in search of ivory and eventually had become a psychic patient (Conrad).

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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The key moment which has been noted throughout the passages in Chapter 31 is the Huck’s inclination to morals and religion. During the events of Jim’s selling to Silas Phelps, Huck undergoes a number of thought processes. As soon as he found Jim being absent from the raft, he tried to write a letter to Miss Watson to acknowledge Jim’s location was sold.

Discuss the extent to which Northern Lights is a children's book, and place it in relation to the long-standing debates over 'instruction versus delight/instruction through delight’ in children's literature

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Despite the differences in approach, the story can be used to help the children develop a love for reading and adventure. The success of the book is based on the fascinating adventure highlighted in the book which is understandable and easy to

The Lottery

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The author shows how the simple things and meanings like lottery can be distorted in the name of tradition and make violence an intrinsic part of social structure, that otherwise thrives on peaceful living. In the

Relationship between the United States and Mexico. "The Desert Blood" by Alicia Gaspar de Alba.

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The border between the United States and Mexico not only demarcates two countries, but also differentiates between two cultures, two societies, one overdeveloped, and the other typically developing. In Alicia Gaspar de Alba’s novel, The Desert Blood, the protagonist, Ivon Villa is of Mexican descent, but was born and raised in the United States, who becomes a University professor.

A comparison between The Proposal by Anton Chekhov and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber.

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The works of Anton Chekhov and James Thurber are well known for their ability to understand the social realities of their respective societies. Their works also are able to analyze the intricacies and nuances of the human mind.

Discuss the use of intertextually in Rudyard Kipling's 'Kim' and how this hybrid text has had a rich critical response.

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Intertextuality in Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Kim’, and the critical Response in the Text. Intertextuality is a term that is used to show the relationship that exists between various texts used by an author in conveying his message (Watson 53). Kipling, an imperialist, used the book ‘Kim’ to convey the Indians’ attitude towards their colonial masters, the British.

Enlightenment

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As a case study, it expounds on the use of Enlightenment in Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' and Maria Edgeworth's 'Belinda'.

‘A Good Man Is Hard to Find’: Flannery O’Connor

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The paper dwells upon the story that narrates how a family is devastated when an old lady resorts to fulfilling her own interests through deceitful means. The three character traits of the grandmother in the story are selfishness, thoughtlessness, and dishonesty.

Irony in A prayer of Owen Meany

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“A prayer for Owen Meany” written by John Irving is a long sprawling novel in which the writer uses the narrator, John wheelwright, a former American and a Canadian citizen in the novel living in Toronto to bring irony, a style that runs through out the story.

"Candide" by Voltaire, and "Rasselas" by Samuel Johnson.

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One will find many similarities between Candide and Rasselas the most paramount of which is the fact that both of them are trying to find lasting happiness in their lives. Both of these characters are from very privileged backgrounds despite the fact that Candide is an illegitimate child.

Andrew Jackson, a Defining President of United States

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Andrew Jackson, a Defining President of United States. “Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own; one cherishes it not only as precious but sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and it’s conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.”1 This is a quote by Andrew Jackson which reflected his views as an American citizen, as a military leader and as a president.

Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot by Robert Olen Butler

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The short story by Robert Olen Butler speaks of a jealous husband who returns to his wife in the form of a parrot. Jealous of his wife’s extra marital affairs during his lifetime, the unnamed narrator brings about his death while trying to spy on her with another man.

Article Critique: "Workers of the World, Relax" by Alain de Bottom.

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The article “Workers of the World, Relax” by Alain de Botton focused on the issue of happiness or satisfaction that one derives from his job. The author had earned his B.A. at Cambridge University and from Oxford University he had earned his M.A. degree.

The Bean Tree

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The Bean Tree. The Bean Tree by Barbara Kingsolver is a literal piece that focuses on the theme of awakening, out of which springs hope. The story centers around hope which enables people to rise again when they fall and achieve dreams which may at first seem impossible.
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