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  • Bigger's Crime
    404 words
    The murder of Mary Dalton exposed a growing animosity that Bigger kept hidden throughout his childhood and adolescence. White oppression cornered Bigger into a life of constant distress and restraint that he knew would ultimately overcome him. He recognized that his lack of opportunity would somehow determine his own drastic fate. The pressure of surrendering to the white power tamed his actions to a certain extent, but his yearning for liberation transcended all authority when he killed Mary. B...
  • Aesop's Fables
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    Allegory ALLEGORY, pronounced AL uh gar ee, is a story with more than one meaning. Most allegories have moral or religious meanings. Famous allegories include the fables attributed to Aesop, an ancient Greek writer. Aesop's fables seem to describe the adventures of animals and human beings. But the author actually wanted to teach his readers something about human nature. One of Aesop's best-known fables is 'The Fox and the Grapes. ' On its surface, or its literal level of meaning, the story tell...
  • Poem Analysis On Lobsters By Nemerov
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    Lobsters Are lobsters similar to man In Howard Nemerov's poem Lobsters, there is a contrast made between the lives of lobsters to the lives of mankind. The speaker uses certain images to set up the reader for the implicit meaning of the poem. The meaning is found at the end of the poem and could be summarized: There is something cruel underneath the world and eventually over time will bring mankind to its death. Nemerov uses the lobsters eventual death, The flame beneath the pot that boils the w...
  • Deep Meaning Behind My Words
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    Analyzed This One thing I am very tired of these days is analyzing. People are always scrutinizing things looking for a deep, hidden meaning. We analyze words, body motions, music, decisions, and appearance and just about anything else we can think of trying to figure out the meaning and the motivation behind them. Throughout school, the literature part of English class has always involved a great deal of analyzing. What is the author trying to say in this part and stuff like that Well, I do rec...
  • Meaning Of Wright's Writing
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    The importance of critical thinking has been reiterated in recent documents delineating standards and new goals for social studies education. Yet, according to author "teaching critical thinking is problematic because there are competing definitions, practices, and many barriers to its implementation". (Wright, 2002). The author's negative perception in regards to the current techniques employ in teaching critical thinking leads him to believe that new standards and goals will be very difficult ...
  • Pozzo's Performance Of Authority
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    Self-conscious Theatricality and Meaning (less ness) in Waiting for Godot The many moments in Waiting for Godot that exhibit a self-conscious theatricality, that are aware of themselves as examples of performance, have a relationship with the concept of meaning that functions on two levels. On one level, they are meaningless, or they simply pass the time, so when characters are aware that they are telling a story or when they engage in speeches and conversations for their own sake, they are tell...

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