• Tolstoy Ivan Ilyich
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    Tolstoy was one of the great nineteenth century realists. Realism was a revolution about liberating the individual. In a realistic novel you find real names, a unique individual, and a lot of description. Very specific detail on everything is found in a realist novel. For a specific character there was a life history, time, and setting. This type of detail gives a reader the sense of being there and looking at a real situation. "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" is a great story. It is written to inter...
  • 2001 A Metaphorical Odyssey
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    2001: A Metaphorical Odyssey Myths are created for the purpose of conveying a message with an interesting medium with which to do so. Many cultures use myths to teach their young about the past. Through time, however, these myths become impractical due to discovery. This is when a new myth must be introduced to take the place of the obsolete one. Stanley Kubrick shaped 2001: A Space Odyssey as a new myth to crack the archaic view of space, by using a hero, a dilemma, and a new revelation to fuel...
  • Build A Fire Man Death Story
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    To Build A Fire: Significance of Words 'Dying' and 'Death " The significance of the words 'dying and death' in Jack London's 1910 novel, 'To Build a Fire' continuously expresses the man's dwindling warmth and bad luck in his journey along the Yukon trail to meet 'the boys' at camp. London associates dying with the man's diminishing ability to stay warm in the frigid Alaskan climate. The main characters predicament slowly worsens one level at a time finally resulting in death. The narrator inform...
  • Macbeth Lady Macbeth Deed Time King
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    Macbeth: Lady MacBeth Lady MacBeth is one of Shakespeare's greatest and most intriguing female characters. She is evil, seductive, and witch-like all at the same time. However, during the play we see her in two different ways. At the time when we first meet her, she is a brutally violent, power wanting witch, and later on she turns to a shameful suicidal grieving woman. At the beginning of the MacBeth, Lady MacBeth is very savage and vicious. She thinks nothing of killing King Duncan. She has n...
  • Lady Of Shallot Poem Love Realizes
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    Lady Of Shallot The Lady of Shallot is an interesting poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. In this poem he tells a story of sadness and disappointment. This story is showing how a person crushed his life somehow. My guess would be he had his heart broken and felt trapped in depression. In the beginning he talks about the scenery and how beautiful it is but he can't get out to go where everything is ok in Camelot. He sees people enjoying their lives and longs to join them outside in the freedom of the w...
  • Narrator Feminist Catch Story
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    The story, "IN DAFF" uses the feminist strategy because it is the approach to literature that seeks to correct or supplement what may be regarded as a predominately male-dominated critical perspective with a feminist consciousness. Feminist theories also attempt to understand representation from a women's point of view. The narrator is in search for her own identity. The narrator is unsure about what she wants. She is just trying to find herself but be accepted at the same time. "My sister Clar...
  • Flowers For Algernon Book
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    Flowers for Algernon. In the short story "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes, the main character Charlie Gordon has an IQ of 68 and desires to become intelligent. He is chosen to undergo an operation to increase his intelligence level to 204, however he is unaware of the consequences that may follow. His experiment is not worth the risk because he realizes that humans can be cruel, the experiment is not permanent, and he loses his friends and job. One of the reasons Charlie's experience is no...
  • Music And Edna's Awakening
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    In Kate Chopin's The Awakening, the romantic and lyrical nature of Frederick Chopin's Impromptu, as well as its originality, are the vehicle by means of which Edna realizes her love for Robert and her desire to be free and self-determined. Chopin's Impromptu arouses 'the very passions... within [Edna's] soul' (p. 34). The harmony, fluidity, subtle rhythm and poetic beauty of the Romantic composer make Edna loose herself in the music that stirs her emotions. The art completes, for her, what natu...
  • Projected Answers Tom Question Huck
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    Question one: Why doesn't Jim figure out that the king and the duke are not really kings or dukes? Projected answers: I think that Jim. After being a slave for so long, is very used to always listening and never asking questions. This seems to migrate into a constant trust; which is why Jim is a very trusting person, and always seems to just trust, not think on his own quite as much. Question two: What makes Huck want to steal back the gold that the king and duke 'stole'? Projected answers: I th...
  • Candide Life Person Happiness
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    CANDIDEByVoltaire Throughout Candide the author, Voltaire, demonstrates the character's experiences in a cruel world and his fight to gain happiness. In the beginning Candide expects to achieve happiness without working for his goal and only taking the easy way out of all situations. However, by the end of the book the character realized that to achieve happiness a lot of work, compromises, and sacrifices are necessary. Candide is a person of privilege who began life in the Castle of Westphalia....
  • Fahrenheit 451 The Meetings Between Montag And Clarisse
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    Fahrenheit 451: The Meetings Between Montag and Clarisse The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about a futuristic society that has banned books. Firemen that start fires are used to burn the books when they are found. One fireman, Guy Montag, remembers a time before book burning and tries to right this horrible metropolis of zombies. An important part of the novel Fahrenheit 451 is the meetings between Montag and Clarisse. The meetings between Montag and Clarisse begins a series of events ...
  • Breakfast Of Champions Kurt V
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    BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS- KURT VONNEGUT In Brandon Boyd's 'Make Yourself'; he states that ' if [he] hadn't assembled [himself] that [he] would " ve fallen apart,' ; implying that if one does not take the time to understand and build his or her own values and morals that one will live in confusion and falter. Throughout Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions, Kilgore Trout goes through the process of realizing who he is and then learns to remain true to himself. At first Trout is a pessimist who strives...
  • Happy Days Winnie Bag Play
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    Samuel Beckett s Happy Days is to be read anyway but literal. Beckett uses his brilliance to create an allegory for human condition. Winnie babbling away pretends that she has created an order out of her odd predicament. The play abandons realism and takes on the role of an optimistic idealism. Winnie: no no can t complain no no must t complain so much to be thankful for no pain hardly any wonderful thing that slight headache sometimes occasional mild migraine it comes then goes ah yes many merc...
  • The Pretender Dreams Love Money
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    "The Pretender" by Jackson Browne tells a story of a man who has dreams of money and love. Pretenders dream of the "American Dream," money, and love, but do not possess these things. The Pretender in the song, typifies the middle-aged American. All want money and love, but few have them. "The Pretender" reveals a message of a man who had strong dreams, only to have them fade into the harsh reality of life. First, the Pretender dreams of possessing legal tender and living the American life. He d...
  • Mr Bennet's Catharsis Father Lydia Kitty
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    Most people realize that they can help either themselves or others by analyzing situations they have found themselves in, in the past and preventing themselves or others from repeating those same mistakes. The novel, Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen describes the events in the lives of a family composed of an irresponsible father and a foolish mother whose only concern consists of getting her daughters married off and having a place to live once her husband passes away. The novel takes...
  • Experiences An Epiphany Edmund Jamie Realizes
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    Greed, drugs, and jealousy may sound like a preview for the next hit movie, but they are just the ingredients of the tragic epiphanies of the four Tyrones in A Long Days Journey into Night. In A Long Day s Journey into Night, by Eugene O Neill, the four Tyrones experience intimate moments of insight into their lives. Mary, James Sr. , Jamie, and Edmund, each experiences an epiphany that lets the character understand a major aspect of his or her life that he or she never fully understood. At the...
  • American History Was A Great Movie
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    American History X is a very great movie. It is about a young skinhead who is living a life he thinks is just. A life filled with hatred and crime. It all changes, though, when he is arrested for murder and sent to prison for three years. He comes out a changed man, and attempts to get his family out of that life permanently, but discovers his younger brother has taken up the cause. The movie is told in black and white, which shows great symbolism. The movie shows a great dominant American valu...
  • Susan Orlean Charlie Film Book
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    Spike Jonze's film Adaptation dealt with the difficulty of putting a written work to film. In this film, Nicolas Cage plays the character of Charlie Kaufman who is faced with the difficulty of writing a screenplay for Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief. One of the issues that Charlie Kaufman finds himself up against is the wordiness in the book. He reads parts of the book that, on the page, are very intriguing; however, because the words take place in the head of Susan Orlean and do not describe a ...
  • Mrs Higgins Alfred Carr Mom
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    "All The Years Of Her Life' Essay," All The Years Of Her Life' Realized Per. 6 9/21/98 This story "All the Years of Her Life', written by Morley Callaghan, this story is about a young man named Alfred who gets caught stealing and for the first time he realizes all the pain he causes his mother. This story takes place in a drug store owned by a man named Sam Carr. Alfred is a worker at Carr? s store. Alfred is leaving and Carr accuses Alfred of stealing a compact, lipstick and two tubes of tooth...
  • Sammy Girls Life Young
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    "A&P' by John Updike, tells of an important event in the life of Sammy, a nineteen-year-old grocery store checker. One summer day, three girls wearing only their bathing suits, walk into the store looking to purchase herring. Sammy is very intrigued by the girls, especially the one he refers to as "Queenie.' The store manager, Lengel, sees that the girls are improperly dressed and instructs them to be more suitably clothed the next time they come in. This embarrasses the girls. Repulsed by Lenge...