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  • Catherine II
    386 words
    At the beginning of Wuthering Heights Lockwoode makes a mistake in assuming that young Catherine II was Heathcliffes wife. It is easy to see how he, a stranger unfamiliar with the Earnshaw-Linton family history could have made such a mistake. But, had Lockwoode known about the life of the woman Heathcliffe had always wanted to marry, Catherine I, and then have been able to compare it to life of her daughter, Catherine II, he would never have been able to make that mistake, for the lives of the m...
  • Meaning And Order Through Life
    570 words
    In A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, the novel concerns itself primarily with Hemingway's philosophy of life: unordered and random. There is no God to watch over man, to dictate codes of morality, or to ensure justice. Hemingway's hero must accept his place as something insignificant, yet continue to fight endlessly against the meaninglessness of life. The universe is indifferent to man's plight. In the book, this indifference is best exemplified by the war -- an ultimately futile struggl...
  • Eddie And Catherine
    611 words
    Eddie is very protective of Catherine. Eddie seems very concerned as to the welfare of Catherine. 'Where you go in' all dressed up?' 'where you go in'?' 'whats going on?' 'I think its too short ain't it?' Eddie doesn't want Catherine to grow up 'you " re walking wavy!' He is concerned that she might get sexually assaulted or may be taken advantage of by men. Catherine disapproves of his protectiveness and nearly starts to cry 'almost in tears because she disapproves'. There seems to be a link be...
  • Farewell To Arms Henry And Catherine
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    Hello and Goodbye In the book A Farewell to Arms there are a number of themes. The two main themes that are clearly pointed out are love and war. Love is a word that sounds like a good time and being happy, war on the other hand is a word which refers to bad times, sadness and suffering. The book A Farewell to Arms follows a pattern of events where good things happen and bad things happen, always occurring after each other. The book begins with Frederic Henry, the main character, telling of his ...
  • Catherine's Strong Spirit
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    The woman who was to become Catherine the Great was born Sophie Augusta Fredericka. During her teen years Sophie blossomed into a beautiful young woman and had excellent health. She later went on to marry Peter the future emperor and grandson of Peter the Great. During her reign as empress Catherine encountered many conflicts, which she surpassed so successfully that even now so many years after her death she is still remembered. Even though she was known to have many lovers during her lifetime ...
  • Reign Catherine
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    'Women fell under her spell as well as men, for underlying her engaging femininity was a masculine strength which gave her the courage to present a bland and smiling mask in the face of the greatest tribulations. ' Sophia Augusta Frederica was born into a small Prussian kingdom in 1729. Her hometown was in Stettin, Germany. Her birth was a great disappointment to her parents, her father, Prince Christian August of Anhalt- Zerbst and her mother, Johanna Elizabeth, daughter of the prince of Holste...
  • Catherine's Social Education
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    Womanly Advice The authors Mary Wollstonecraft, Harriet Martineau, and Florence Nightingale all lived during the late 1700's and early 1800's, the same time period in which Jane Austen's novel, Northanger Abbey, takes place. Therefore, these three women and Catherine Morland, the heroine of Austen's novel, would all have been faced with the same social situations involving politeness, fashion, and the relationships between women and men. Catherine is portrayed at the beginning of the novel as an...
  • Catherines Devotion To The Church
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    Saint Catherine, originally named Caterina Benincasa, was born in Siena, a city in west-central Italy south of Florence. She was born on March 25, 1347, the feast of the Annunciation. She had a twin sister who did not live long after her birth. Catherine was the youngest of twenty-five children. Her father, Giacomo Benincasa, was a wealthy dyer. He lived with his wife Lup a, the daughter of a then famous poet, in a spacious house which is still standing today. Catherine is described as having be...
  • Jerome And Catherine Martell
    549 words
    In the novel The Watch That Ends The Night by Hugh Maclennan the characters have an inherent sense that life goes on and no matter what happens mankind must survive. Mankind has always had the instincts to survive. These instincts have allowed humans to pull through no matter what happens. People have persisted through major barriers like being lost in the woods and surviving plane crashes. Jerome and Catherine Martell have both survived through life's obstacles with flying colours. Jerome Marte...
  • Catherine And Theresa's Differences In Social Skills
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    A Comparison and Contrast between Catherine and Theresa Paddy Cheyefsky's award winning television play "Marty", takes place in an Italian district of New York City in 1953. During the first act of the play, the audience is introduced to two Italian sisters, in their fifties, named Catherine and Theresa. Though Catherine and Theresa show obvious differences, the similarities lie in the heart of their old fashion need to tend to their children. As we get to know Catherine and Theresa, it is appar...
  • Separation Of War Causes Graeme And Mi
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    Any war takes a great toll on human life in terms of death, suffering, and loss. In You Went Away, it is the marriage of Graeme and Mi that is suffering due to infidelity on both of their parts and Graeme's heavy drinking and withdrawal from his family relationships. War, however, can also thrust an individual into a new relationship with someone that happens to be in the same place at the same time. In A Farewell to Arms Frederick Henry and Catherine meet during WWI. His injury necessitates a l...
  • Relationship Between Text And Dream
    468 words
    At the Threshold of Interpretation In the beginning of the novel, Wuthering Heights, Lockwood is the narrator. This continues for the first three chapters. It is difficult to follow the book because the characters are constantly changing who the narrator is. "how are we to interpret this curious point of articulation between the first three chapters of the novel and the narrative that follows? Certainly not by taking lockwood at his word". (p. 353) Lockwood's dreams have to do with Catherine's b...
  • Same Gothic Fiction As Catherine
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    ' Through close reference to the novel as a whole explain to what extent you think this is an accurate assessment of Catherine. 'Northanger Abbey' arose partially as a response to the popular novels of the time, principally it satirists the form and conventions of the Gothic genre, so sick is Austen of their absurd un realism, "pictures of perfection as you know make me sick and wicked". In Catherine, Austen takes a realistic character that the reader can identify with, using her failings to tea...
  • Catherine's Parents
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    The glee of Catherine's mother could amount to lighting a light bulb. Spending lb 17,000 on school fees has actually paid off, with Catherine now enrolled into Winchester she will be able to get any job she could think of, well practically any. She looks just like one of the girls in those American high school movies, with the big blue eyes and the beige coloured skin of her face being reflected off a pair of those black, square rimmed glasses. Her clothes smelling of the cedar balls that she us...
  • Catherine's Mean Comments About Heathcliffe's Appearence Show
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    This passage is crucial to the development of Heathcliffe and Catherine's relationship. It shows how their friendship is beginning to change. Both of them act differently toward eachother and this can be seen in many ways. Several literary devices make the passage more evident of this growing change such as point of view, diction, and selection of detail. Catherine was gone for a short period of five weeks, which proved to be long enough to alter the person she once was. She matured in that smal...
  • Author's Description Of Catherine's Daily Routine
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    Paringaux's article? A Day in the Life of Catherine Bana, ? is one that is both moving and informative. It's description of the daily routine of a wife and mother from Balkoui shocks most American readers with the graphic reality of life in the impoverished nation. The article provides a vivid description of the geography of Sahel, the roles of males and females in this society, and the impact of recent international development. The families of Burkina-Faso depend on agriculture as the main sou...
  • Henry And Catherine Throughout The Novel
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    That fall, Henry and Catherine live in a brown wooden house on the side of a mountain. They enjoy the company of Mr. and Mrs. Gutting en, who live downstairs, and they remain very happy together; sometimes they walk down the mountain path in Montreux. One day Catherine gets her hair done in Montreux, and afterwards they go to have a beer– Catherine thinks beer is good for the baby, because it will keep it small; she is worried about the baby's size because the doctor has said she has a nar...
  • Catherine And Frederick
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    ' "Halt,' I said. They kept down the muddy road, the hedge on either side. "I order you to halt,' I called. They went a little faster. I opened up my holster, took the pistol, aimed at the one who had talked the most, and fired. ' "You mustn t, You re not well enough. ' "Yes, I am. Come on. ' "No. You re not strong enough. ' "Yes. I am. Yes Please. ' "You do love me?' "I really love you. I m crazy about you. Come on please. ' "Feel our hearts beating. ' "I don t care about our hearts. I want you...
  • Hospital Frederick
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    A Farewell to Arms The story begins in Gorizia, Italy, the headquarters of Frederick's troop, during World War I. The narrator is Frederick Henry, which is unclear at first. Frederick is an American volunteer in the Ambulance Corps, and a second lieutenant in the Italian Army. A young priest stays with the troop. Everyone but Frederick is Roman Catholic, but he is the only one who respects him. Frederick has a leave and is deciding where to go. The priest suggests going to Abruzzi. Although Fred...
  • Only Thing Brett And Catherine Share
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    A Study In Contrast The Views OfA Study In Contrast The Views Of Catherine Barkley And Brett Ashley In Their Perspective Classes A Study in Contrast: The views of Catherine Barkley and Brett Ashley in their perspective classes During the early 1900's, after the death of Queen Victoria, the European world went through a great change under the influence of the Free Women's movement and WWI. It was a time of great confusion, women were faced with choices unheard of before, and having to fight again...

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