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  • Sojourner Truth
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    Kelsey Cruickshank March 13, 2000 Book report #3 English Sojourner Truth, Fearless Crusader, by Helen Stone Peterson. The book had two hundred and ninety four pages. I chose this book because people overlook this woman when thinking about African Americans who have spread positive ideas. The main character is Isabella, who later renamed herself Sojourner Truth. The book begins while she is only nine years old. In the beginning she is a naive and scared little girl, but as the book progresses, sh...
  • Mr J.L.B. Matekoni And Mma Makutsi
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    The Full Cupboard of Life is the fifth book in a delightful series of books by Alexander McCall Smith. The series started with The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Situated in Botswana, a country where the traditional values are slowly diminishing but life, as a whole rolls on. There are three main characters in the book; Mma Ramotswe, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni and Mma Makutsi. Mma Ramotswe is the star of the series and Botswana's No. 1 Lady Detective. She started her agency after her father Obe d Ramots...
  • Evil The Picture Of Dorian Gray
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    The Picture of Dorian Gray: Evil The Picture Of Dorian Gray is yet another novel portraying evil. The theme is very much reflected by the book's setting, plot structure. It shows how individuals can slowly deteriorate because of the evil lying within themselves. The evil of this book is the evil created by one's self and trusted upon one's self. The power of greed and selfishness take over Dorian Gray and create an ugly evil side to him. The mid eighteenth century was a very influential era, spe...
  • Inspiring Book About Life
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    The Color Purple by Alice Walker is the story of a black woman named Cellie whose life is chronicled by letters she writes to God and her sister. Through out her life, Cellie is subjected to awful things, interesting people, joy and pain, and peace towards the end. It is an inspiring book about life and what a person makes of it. This is one of the better books I have read all year, both in academic work, and personal reading. It is very easy to read, and the bright and colorful words the author...
  • Most Wonderful Books
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    A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel presents with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as an illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction at once romantic, erotic,...
  • Effect Of Invincibility On Grendel
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    GRENDEL By John Gardner This is a book about respect, loneliness and the corrupting effect of power. It is a story that develops these themes as the reader witnesses the growth and destruction of a nearly human monster as he interacts with a variety of characters. The theme of respect and its effects, versus a lack of respect and its effects are important throughout the book. The most touching scenes depicting the effects of respect involve Unferth. Unferth was a strong, moral, and respected cha...
  • Doyle's Paddy Clarke Ha Ha
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    Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clark: No More Laughing for Paddy Yer Name Here Poetry / Fiction Paddy Clarke Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clarke HA HA HA was a beautifully written book. It perfectly captures the mind of a ten year old boy in Ireland during the mid-1960's. Paddy Clarke, the young boy who Doyle uses to enter the mind of a ten year old, is a boy who most can relate to. The book explores most aspects of life through the eyes of Paddy. Doyle takes us through childhood and childhood " send. Doyle is able...
  • Main Idea Of Confucius Philosophy
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    Confucius became famous as a sage, or wise man, of China during the Age of Philosophers. His Five Classics have influenced the civilizations of most of eastern Asia. Confucius was born in the state of Lu when local rulers refused to pay homage to the emperor of a failing Chou dynasty. Confucius hated the disorder that ensued and looked back on a time when things like that were not even thought of. He studied the teachings of the sage's whose teachings and influences had made China one whole nati...
  • Generation X Most Books
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    Shampoo Planets - book Report The book I chose is Shampoo Planet, write by Douglas Coupland. I chose to read this particular book because it was written by an author of my generation; generation X. Most books that were on the list were book written by people that were either dead or very old. They wrote about topics or themes that I could not personally relate to, so I chose Douglas Coupland because I wanted to support a young author like himself, and because I wanted to read something out of th...
  • Beginning Of The Book K
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    Robert DonlanMrs. Fletcher AP Literature March 3, 2001 The Trial by Franz Kafka as an Autobiography Franz Kafka was a very intelligent writer of his times. Kafka was born in Austro-Czechoslovakia. He was mainly a writer of short stories, and complex diaries, yet he did publish a small number of novels. The works of Kafka have been interpreted as allegorical, autobiographical, psychoanalytical, Marxist, religious, existentialist, expressional, and naturalist. His novels have a wide variety of int...
  • Interesting And Controversial Book
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    The Catcher in the Rye By J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye was an interesting and controversial book. I chose to read the book because of the negative status it has with parents, teachers, and school. I wanted to discover what the roots of this controversy are. The main character who narrates throughout the book, Holden Caulfield, tells about his life before and after he is kicked from Pencey Prep. At Pencey, the only subject he got a decent grade in was English, all others he failed and did...
  • Begining Of The Book
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    Zlata's Diary By Zlata Filipovic Penguin Books c. 1995 Zlata's Diary is a book about a young girl's life during a war in Sarajevo. As the book begins, Zlata Filipovic is a normal little girl going to school and having fun. She has lots of friends, does well in school, has a wonderful family life, and is as happy as any little girl could want to be. Slowly, throughout the book, things start to get worse. She starts out talking about her grades and how happy she had been with school, and how the b...
  • Doctorow's Books
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    Ragtime is one of the most powerful books that I have ever read, and E.L. Doctorow is an author unlike any other. Just as the name suggests, the seemingly serene beginnings that are presented in each of the miniature books within the book are quickly unraveled by the onslaught of complicating situations and by the unpredictable reactions of each character. The plot, containing an abundance of twists and turns, and the author's style of writing, work together harmoniously making it nearly impossi...
  • Mockingbird Harper Lee This Book
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    To kill a mockingbird Harper Lee This book is not only recommended by me, but it is, in fact, named the best book of the century. a mockingbird is a harmless creature and does nothing but sing and bring happiness to the world. Harper Lee takes the title for her novel from this passage because the imagery of the mockingbird is analogous to the characters of both Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. These two characters are "harmless songbirds" who are sinfully destroyed. This is the best book I have ever...
  • Mrs Guinea The Bell Jar
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    Entrapment A bell jar is a bell shaped container or cover made of glass. In this book Esther finds herself, throughout the book, constantly in and out of the bell jar. When the jar is closed she is not sure of who she truly is. She can t find her identity but when the jar is suspended over her head, and she can breathe, then she has a better outlook on life. Her perception also plays a major role. In certain situations you find that her perception of the situations entraps her in the jar. And on...
  • Compassion For His Characters
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    John Steinbeck's theory of naturalism and his view on human and environmental fate effected many of his most famous works, such as Of Mice and Men, and his most successful book, The Grapes of Wrath. Both his early family life with his mother and father, and his life once he started his own family effected his views on life. His parents died when he was a young man and he was married several times. He has two boys, but he was an older man before he had them, and he had them with his second wife. ...
  • Wright's Black Boy
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    For centuries, literature has been seen as a form of escapism. Open a book; read an adventure. Find a new world with a book. Go on a vacation in your own living room; read a book. Modern-day libraries are coated like thick paint with such clich " es, on posters and flyers and librarian lips. However, these clich " es cannot be found in "Writing and Reading", a short excerpt of Richard Wright's Black Boy. Wright, like many heavy literates, did not read as a young man to escape or to go on an adve...
  • Two Of Resurrection And Revolution
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    Themes The book, Tale of Two Cities, is a book full of double meaning, foreshadow, unanswered questions and themes. Charles Dickens uses his writing to endue his readers to the reality of his subjects through metaphorical representations, which he does with the skill of a master. I will introduce some of the themes that correspond in the book. The most prominent themes of this book are probably those two of resurrection and revolution. The term of resurrection is never really accomplished in a l...
  • Guinness's Diary
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    A Diary as a Documentation of One's Performance in One's private Life Alec Guinness writes My Name Escapes Me – The Diary of a Retiring Actor – in purpose of documentation of his performance to commit his story to the public record. In the diary, Alec Guinness, at 82, shows his wishes to spend his declining years as, "a retiring actor'; he has not done with acting; he is still performing; yet retiring. This time his performance is committed to words in the commissioned diary. I see a...
  • Heese's Siddharta
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    There had been many different books by numerous authors that have impacted the way one looks at life. The book Siddharta is one of these. This book shows Heese's fascination with eastern religions, legends, and fairytales. It is about an Indian prince name Siddharta who goes on a quest to find who he really is. In his quest, he encounters many different pleasures and pains, each having an affect on him and the way he thinks. As he grows up, he continues to learn different things and experience d...

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