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  • Dick And Nicole
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    Different books, despite different storyline's, may still address similar themes. What similarities of themes did you find in your paired texts, and how are they obvious in the character's behaviour? Throughout two of F Scott Fitzgerald's books, 'The Great Gatsby' and 'Tender is the Night', comparisons can be made between the themes that are dealt with in each book. These themes that are portrayed, include materialism, the corruption of dreams and idealism, which all come under the larger theme ...
  • Ragged Dick Ragged Dick
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    Ragged Dick Ragged Dick is a novel written in the 1800's by Horatio Alger. It is a story about a young boy named Richard Hunter, also known as Ragged Dick, as he progresses though his childhood. Ragged Dick is a typical Rags to Riches story where Dick struggles through the hardships of city life, trying to achieve the 'American Dream'; . As a child, Dick is nothing more than a poor city boy who is trying to earn money on the streets of New York City. He spends his time shining shoes for working ...
  • Dick And Torpenhow
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    Rudyard Kipling is remembered today mostly as a children's author. Kipling's poetry and adult fiction are both worth serious examination; "The Light That Failed" is probably the most important of his adult novels, in which he apparently makes the clearest statements of his beliefs about art and the purpose of life. It's a pretty bleak picture he paints, cloaked in finery and delight but at the core full of stoic acceptance of misery, hardship and death. While there is a good deal of this that Ki...
  • Evident By The Referral Of Dick
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    The Child's Hidden Tiger In the short story The Child by Tiger, Thomas Wolfe portrays mans dark side through the unexpected madness of the seemingly good-natured Dick Prosser and the actions taken by the town people. This story is set in an era when people believed race determined the moral character of a person. Many viewed blacks as social outcast and hence the cause of most crimes. This is true to the extent that African Americans were committing a large number of petty crimes, but were they ...
  • Theme His Evil And His Good
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    An unknown source once wrote, For evil to succeed it is sufficient that good men do nothing. This quote ties into the theme of The Child By Tiger, written by Thomas Wolfe. The Child By Tiger leaves its readers with proof that evil and innocence are in every aspect of life. Thomas Wolfe develops this theme through his use of a child's perspective, character development, setting and symbols. Thomas Wolfe uses these elements to portray a powerful message that a reader cannot forget. The Child By Ti...
  • Wolfe's Characterization Of Dick
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    'The Child by Tiger' In 'The Child by Tiger', Wolfe does a superb job of making the story reveal a truth about human experience. Dick's killing rampage in the short story showed how the human sole has a tendency to become violent. Characterization and excellent choice of tone and mood used in the story display how the Dick becomes violent. Wolfe carefully develops Dick's character in the short story. At the beginning of the short story, Wolfe describes Dick's actions precisely. Wolfe illustrates...
  • Most Dangerous Game Mr Rainsford
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    "And something had come to life It was a kind of shadow, a poisonous blackness filled with bewildered loathing. something hateful and unspeakable in the souls of men". An apparent introduction is made in the three works, The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, The Child by Tiger by Thomas Wolfe, and The Destructors by Graham Greene; the unwelcome but necessary introduction to the sinful nature of mankind, to evil without limits, and without cause. When confronted with the presence of evil ar...
  • Symbols Within The Novel Ragged Dick
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    The use of symbolism has always been a prevalent way for writers to communicate important issues to the public. It is not uncommon to read a simple childrens story and discover underlying political or moral messages, for example, Horatio Algers novel Ragged Dick. This story was written after the Civil War, when America experienced a period of huge industrial growth. The capitalistic work ethic had become a universal idea in the North, and in response the Government agreed to stay out of business...
  • Help Of Mr Greyson And Dick
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    Horatio Alger is remembered as the 19th century novelist who wrote and popularized the American rags to riches story. His first book Ragged Dick tells of a mis fortunate boy named Dick Hunter who, through a combination of good ethics, hard work, luck, and help from supporter who believes in him becomes a prosperous and a wealthy young man. The book Ragged Dick, written in 1867, is about the success story of Dick Hunter. Dick is a bootblack in New York City who is near starvation. He sleeps in th...
  • Tour Frank Thought Dick
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    A Place to Call Home Imagery plays a big part in the success of a novel. Different writers have different styles. The good thing about imagery is it makes room for the reader to put things together. The reader is allowed to interpret the story the way that they like. "Ragged Dick", Horatio Alger, Jr. did a great thing with imagery. While reading the novel readers had a change to envision many things that were mentioned in each chapter. Algar interconnected the appearances of the main character t...
  • Wormsley Common Gang And Dick Prosser
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    In The Destructors the Wormsley Common Gang lashes out in a terrible manner. The gang starts off as a few young boys looking for ways to occupy themselves. At first the activities that they part in are illegal, but not hateful or mean spirited. The boys would do meaningless things like steal bus rides and calculate who stole the most at the end of the day. When T. comes into the picture things start to change. T. takes control of the gang from Blackie. The gang members follow and listen to T. an...
  • Massage My Long Toungh
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    Hey Hey sexy... whats up baby... I miss you so much... Its too bad that we couldnt see eachother on saturday... I had some good plans for us on that day... let me tell you the plans I had! ... when you picked me up in your car... I would give you a innocent little peck on your soft lips... while you were driving I would lean over to your side, massage my long toungh up against your ear and blow softly... untill you had chivers! Pulling up to your house, I would grab your hand and run to your bed...
  • Job For Dick
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    In most of Alger's works he focuses on a young man's progress from a poor background pushing toward fame and fortune. Alger (1832-1899) wrote his short stories over a century ago, and explains past and present times are no different while pushing forward to succeed economically. The theme and characterization in this short story will convey to the audience how Alger feels toward hard work and its rewards, and how people carry themselves when pushing toward something you want desperately. An anal...
  • Crew Of The Pequod
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    Herman Melville's epic novel, Moby Dick, provides commentary on the nature of mankind. The tapestry of humanity is a linking message throughout themes of brotherhood, diversity, and interdependence. This 'counterpane' is woven through the plot as a symbol of universal multiculturalism and friendships forged across the gap of diversity. The unification of man can be seen on a range of levels and magnitudes throughout the story. With the observations of Ishmael, an estranged man finding adventure ...

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