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  • Confessing Morisco
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    The Confession de los Moriscos is a surprisingly remarkable text. It was composed during the first years of the seventeenth century, around the time, 1609, when the Moriscos were expelled from Spain. It is found in one extant Manuscript copy, dating from the second decade of the century, in a volume of Quevedo's works that once belonged to Salazar y Castro. Astana believed that the manuscript is autograph, thus positively attributing the Confesion to Quevedo. Crosby, on his part, questioned the ...
  • Japanese Scholars Approach Zen As Intellectual History
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    An Essay Answering Questions From the Assigned Text by Faure This essay will attempt to answer questions coming from the Bernard Faure text assigned in class. The questions are as follows: How does Hu Shih's approach to Chan differ from D.T. Suzuki's? Why was the scholarship of the Japanese on Zen not objective? What does Faure mean by the teleological fallacy? What does he mean by the two alternative approaches he suggests: structural analysis and hermeneutics? How does Hu Shih's approach to Ch...
  • Modernist Texts
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    Definition of Modernism in Fiction Modernism, in literature, can be seen as a shift in focus to the unassociated introspective reflection of characters in such texts as Go Tell It On The Mountain, by James Baldwin, Miss Lonelyhearts, by Nathanael West and The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. This is a revision from the previous focal point of exterior events and places in correlation with the character's reflections. Emphasis is placed on review upon feelings and thoughts, and even conversa...
  • Texts 1984
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    Interpretive Study The three texts I have read all have many similar and contrasting issues and characters. The texts 1984, Forest Gump, and To Kill A Mocking Bird are three very entertaining books well worth reading, while the texts all seem very diverse on the exterior they seem to be very similar on the interior. The three texts, while they have different issues seem to all be similar in sharing the issue of racism and manipulation of minds. Together we can accomplish anything, alone they can...
  • Way Byatt Challenges Postmodernism
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    1. How effectively does Possession by A. S Byatt reflect and / or challenge the dominant ways of thinking of the time in which it was composed? The year 1990 saw the publication of A. S Byatt's Possession-A Romance. Composed during a time where the dominant discourse in literature, academia, architecture and ideology was consumed by postmodernism. Byatt conscious of the movement has effectively created a text that incorporates post-modern elements, through the use of bricolage, pastiche and a st...
  • Comparisons Of The Two Texts
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    A Comparison Of? The Mayor Of Casterbridge? A Comparison Of? By Thomas Hardy And? A View From The Bridge? In this piece of coursework our class had to be split up into groups of three or four and have discussions about topics on the two texts? The mayor of Casterbridge? and? A view from the bridge? The topics were: ? Comparisons of the two texts.? Similarities between the two texts.? The downfalls of the two main characters.? What makes a tragedy? My group consisted of four people, Me, Mario Not...

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