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  • James Joyce's Araby The Maturity Of A Boy
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    The Maturity of a Boy Passion, adolescence, foolishness, and maturity are the first words that come to one's mind to describe James Joyce's short story, "Araby". In it, he writes about a boy who falls deeply in love with his best friend's sister, who through the story, doesn't seem to notice him or care about him. The boy, who has yet to be named, lives in a poor and run-down town. During the story, certain characters contribute to the boy's developing sense of maturity, and eventually, lead him...
  • Uncle Remus Power Over The White Boy
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    Uncle Remus The Reversal of Power in Remus In Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings, Uncle Remus frames the black folktales as entertainment for the young boy with the similar approach Joel Chandler Harris writes this entertaining novel. Both the author and Uncle Remus employ the format of entertainment to further convey the issues of black and white race relations. One issue that dealt with slavery is the distribution of power. Pre-Civil War the white race legally held power ...
  • Horrific Stories To The Young Boy
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    A. Hemon's Islands is the narrative of a young boys initiation into the adult world. The boy travels to a place he has never been before, far away from all the comforts of his childhood home. The island is full of secrets about the 'adult world' and the terrible things that can happen within it. While away, he learns shocking lessons about the world in which he lives, mainly from his Uncle Julius, who tells scary stories that he thinks the boy should know about. The boy is unprotected from every...
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau "I was born to a family whose morals distinguished them from the people". (Josephson 9) Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born in Geneva, Switzerland on June 28, 1712. He became the son of Isaac Rousseau, a pleb ian class watchmaker, and Suzanne Bernard, the daughter of a minister who died shortly after giving birth to him. Rousseau's baptism ceremony was a traditional one held at St. Peter's Cathedral on July 4, 1712 by the reverend. He had an elder brother who had a "loose charac...
  • Tom Driscoll Rude In The Way
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    A Character Analysis of Tom Driscoll In Pudd'n head Wilson by Mark Twain, the story of two boys, who were switched at early childhood, is told. One of these boys, Tom Driscoll, displays many characteristics in the novel. Tom shows how he is rude and a liar, but he also exhibits his ability to change his ways. From his childhood to his later years, it was evident that Tom Driscoll was a rude character. For example, during his childhood, Tom and Chambers (the boy with whom Tom was switched with an...
  • Story About A Boy's First Love
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    Convinced that the Dublin of the 1900's was a center of spirit-tu al paralysis, James Joyce loosely but thematically tied together his stories in Dubliners by means of their common setting. Each of the stories consists of a portrait in which Dublin contributes in some way to the dehumanizing experience of modem life. The boy in the story " Araby' is intensely subject to the city's dark, hopeless conformity, and his tragic yearning toward the exotic in the face of drab, ugly reality forms the cen...
  • My Uncles And Male Cousins
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    Caterpillars and Cousins You know that feeling. When you can feel the blood gathering in your cheeks, your clammy fists clench, and your limbs tingle, wanting to spring out and smash something. Then you yell, whine, complain to anyone who will listen. Their only condolence is, "boys will be boys". Every year in August, my family on my mom's side gathers at my aunt and uncle's house for a family reunion. They own a huge portion of land in the heart of Missouri containing several ponds, a creek, a...

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