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  • End Of The Book
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    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is the essence of an American experience for immigrants in the late 1800's and the early 1900's. It is portrayed as the constant struggle of the oppressed to achieve the 'American Dream', a uniting of people opposing the exploitation of workers under privileged by Capitalism and its few but nevertheless very powerful supporters in the early twentieth century of America. The characters consist of a family from Lithuania, who move to America seeking the opportunities t...
  • Gould's Book Of Fish
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    In the hands of madmen Gould's Book of Fish Richard Flanagan 404 pp, Atlantic Books Richard Flanagan's third novel has divided opinion in the author's native Tasmania, between those whose swoon at its audacity and the excess of its imagination, and those who complain of its capacity to flummox and disorientate and, frankly, its pretentiousness. One critic denounced it as "a monstrosity of a book", and suggested that its vast range of reference and style amounts to little more than heavy-handed p...
  • Bride Price And The Superstition
    431 words
    The Bride Price This book was a story about a Nigerian family and the tradition of the bride price. Part of the story takes place in Lagos where Aku-nna, the protagonist, grew up. After her father dies she is forced to move to Ibiza to live with her father's brother in a whole different culture from her own. Her mother, Ma-Blackie married her husband's brother, Okonkwo, making him Aku-nna's step-father This entitled him to her bride price, which was expected to be exorbitant amount. Okonkwo need...
  • Jon And The Beans
    542 words
    The Forgotten Door This book was about a 12-year-old boy, named Jon who fell through a magical door that transferred him to another world. When he fell through the door he hit his head on the rock floor of a cave, which caused him to lose his memory. He could not even remember his own name or how old he was. When he managed to walk out of the cave he saw a doe and followed it until he heard someone yell at him, it was Mr. Gilby. Mr. Gilby said, 'Devil take you. ' ; 'You ruined my aim!' ; '; What...
  • Interest In A Book
    549 words
    The fictional novel I decided to read was called Blood Work written by Michael Connelly. The book is pretty much about a FBI agent, retired because of his recent heart transplant surgery, he is living a retired life on his boat by himself when a girl named Graciela Rivers shows up. She tells the main character, Terry M caleb that his new heart is from her recently murdered sister, Gloria Torres and asks Terry to come out of retirement to find out who murdered her sister. I really liked this book...
  • Openings On The Habitat
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    Sphere Sphere, by Michael Crichton (Ballantine Books, New York, 1987) is an exciting and unpredictable novel. The transformations between the introduction, rising action, climax and ending are almost perfect. As the wire snagged something, the crew laying the wire on the bottom of the Pacific realized there was a problem; there were no shipwrecks on the chart. The military got a hold of this information and were sent to investigate. They put together a group of people ranging from a mathematicia...
  • End Of The Book
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    Briefly tell us what this book is about (without giving away the ending, of course! ). This book is about black people and white people. The black people are crosses and rule over the white noughts or 'bankers'. Callum, a nought grows up with Sephy, whose father is the leader of a strong political party. Their 2 families hate each other, and Sephy and Callum begin to fall in love- dangerous, considering one is a nought and one is a cross. How does the title relate to the storyline? Noughts and c...
  • 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...
  • Francie Calls Florry Francie
    495 words
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is an appropriate name for the book. It's about 7 years of Frances Nolan's life. The book's title is highly symbolical and took me several passes through it before I understood it completely. In the beginning of the book the author talks about the 'Tree of Heaven'; . 'No matter where the seed fell, it made a tree which struggled to reach the sky'; , is an excerpt from the first page of Book One. Until you finish the book or at least most of it you think the author is tal...
  • Howards End Forster
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    Howards End by E.M. Forster deals with the conflict of class distinctions and human relationships. The quintessence of the main theme of this lovely novel is: "Only connect! Only connect the prose and passion and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer". This excerpt represents the main idea that Forster carries through the book: relationships, not social status, are-or at least should be-the most important thing for people. Howards End was written in 1910. That explai...
  • Bobbo's Desertion Of Ruth
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    In the beginning of The Life and Loves of a She Devil, Ruth is everything but autonomous. She married her husband, a selfish idiot named Bobbo, purely out of convenience. He does not love Ruth at all, and never fails to remind her of her numerous shortcomings. He is constantly cheating on her with a wealthy, petite, blonde woman named Mary Fisher, and does not try to hide the affair at all. After one particularly heated argument, Ruth's tolerance simply cracks. Bobbo tells her he is leaving to g...
  • Book Report Alternative
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    Dear Parents / Guardians, The students of Mrs. Caroleo's classes will be attending a performance of the National Players As You Like It by Shakespeare on Wednesday, March 26th. Many of the students participated in a workshop given by Mr. Peter Wylie (one of the players) here at Stoddert. The students will have to be at Stoddert at 7: 30 a.m. to catch the bus for Thomas Stone. All students must ride the bus. The cost of the trip to Stone and the play is nothing (free). Students must bring a bag l...

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