• Moll Flanders Madame Bovary The Joys Of Motherhood
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    Moll Flanders, Madame Bovary, & The Joys of Motherhood Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders, Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood are three novels that portray the life of woman in many different ways. They all depict the turmoils and strife's that women, in many cultures and time periods, suffer from. In some cases it's the woman's fault, in others it's simply bad luck. In any case, all three novels succeed in their goal of showing what a life of selling oneself...
  • Ethan Frome Reader Immoral Man
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    In the novel Ethan Frome, the reader is presented with the character of Ethan, who seems to commit wrong and immoral acts throughout the book. From lust to lies, we see Ethan seemingly jump from one sin to the next. But one can only say these things about Ethan if they have a severe case of tunnel vision. If one looks at the entire character that is Ethan, he can see that while Ethan may commit immoral acts, he is a character that the reader reacts to in a very sympathetic way. At the beginning ...
  • Anitgone Reader Feel
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    When a play-write creates a tragedy, two of the main aspects that need to be included are feelings of pity and fear on the readers part. In Sophocles Anitgone, the presence of fear and pity are very obvious. The people who suffer cause the reader to feel the need to comfort them. It is an example of a very strong tragedy. The main idea or theme behind Anitgone, is that one should listen to other peoples opinions or advice and consider it before making any final decision or actions. This theme ca...
  • Sympathy For Macbeth Act Scene Ghost
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    A tragedy is a drama that involves the tragic downfall or demise of the main character in the play. Shakespeare s The Tragedy of Macbeth, is the story of a thane, Macbeth, who murders his king, Duncan, for personal gains. Despite Macbeth s negative attributes, (greed, corruption, paranoia, etc... ) the reader pities Macbeth. Shakespeare forces the audience to react sympathetically to Macbeth through use of Macbeth s actions, dialogue, and passion. Judging Macbeth superficially by his actions alo...
  • Beloved Imagery In Literature
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    {Critical Analysis} Beloved in Light of Flannery O Connor s Essay Flannery O Connor lectures, in her essay on the virtues and vices of writing a novel. In her essay, she describes those certain characteristics in good literature. Toni Morrison s novel, Beloved can be examined in light of Flannery O Connor s ideas on the characteristics of good literature. Among these characteristics are the role of imagery in literature, meaning as it pertains to an experience, and a sense that the story is unfo...
  • Speckled Band Feel Lamb Story
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    "Lamb to the Slaughter" and "The Speckled Band" were written sixty-four years apart and therefore differ in their style and content, however there are also some similarities present. "Lamb to the Slaughter" was written by Roald Dahl and first published in 1954. He is famous for writing children's books such as "The Twits" and having a vast quantity illustrated by Quentin Blake. He also wrote an autobiography, which he called "Boy", which was aimed at adults. "The Speckled Band" was written by S...
  • Fiction Teaches Empathy Fifty Cent
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    When reading the short stories, the reader feels that fiction indeed does teach empathy. Often in a story, the reader sympathizes with a character in the story. This occurs because of how the author uses words and narrative techniques. The author uses empathy very cleverly. The characters that the author chooses to empathize are brought to life in a real form and are made more believable to the reader. All great authors and literary works use empathy, and achieve it well. One example that sugge...