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  • Jack's Reaction To Babette's Fear
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    The central conflict between Jack and Babette Gladney is basically the struggle for control and also the struggle for who is more afraid of death. Jack Gladney throughout the whole novel tries to think that he knows his wife Babette he tries to control her thoughts by saying she is supposed to act a certain way. Jack wants to be the one afraid of death and at the same time wants to get rid of his fear. In the story Jack confronts Babette about the medicine she is taking, he wants to know what it...
  • Dr Susan Chandler
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    FIRST ENTRY: (from page 1-100) The suspense novel, You Belong to Me, by Mary Higgins Clark, begins by easily catching my interest as it automatically discusses its first conflict. It's setting falls in October in the very busy city of New York. The protagonist, Dr. Susan Chandler, is a young clinical psychologist who hosts a radio talk show. The conflict starts on a Monday when Dr. Chandler discusses on her show about lonely women who disappear and who are later discovered dead. Dr. Chandler bri...
  • End Of The Novel Anna Karenina
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    The ending of Anna Karenina As we saw at the end of the novel Anna Karenina, Anna ends her tragic life by throwing herself onto the tracks underneath an oncoming train, while begging God for forgiveness during that time. The way Anna's life ended symbolized the rise and fall of her life put together into one incident that took place on the subway. Anna, who at one point was a very prominent woman in the Russian Society, now lived a sad and dreadful life of misery. By reading at the end, it becam...
  • Second Half Of The Novel
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    The English Teacher, by Indian novelist R.K. Narayan, tells the story of a young professor, Krishna, who must adapt first to family life with his wife and daughter and then to his wife's death. This short novel, written in simple prose, examines many large issues -- love, death, loyalty, fate -- but always with equanimity. Krishna teaches himself, and the novel tries to teach us, to be, as it is put by the novel's last words, 'grateful to life and death. ' Set a few years before India gained its...
  • Books With The First Main Hero
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    "Of Mice and Men " Who would you prefer ending up dead: The first main hero or the second main hero? If your choice is the second main hero then John Steinbeck's short novel, Of mice and men, is the perfect book for you. And if you like reading books with the first main hero ending up dead, then the best book for you will be... Of Mice and men, as well. Because, in a sense, the first main hero dies too. If you kill someone, who play a very important part in your life, with your own hands, won't ...
  • End Of The Novel Kabuo
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    Literary Criticism Response David Guterson's novel Snow Falling on Cedars undoubtedly holds high acclaim in its reputable attempt to show the prejudice between the Americans and Japanese after World War II and more importantly the prejudice that is unavoidably apart of human nature. The author of the criticism recognizes and brings to light the things done by Guterson throughout the novel. He refers to the animosity between people brought about by differences, the unwillingness to accept change,...
  • Outset Of Novel Josie
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    Living in a multicultural Australian community in the nineties where the enforcement of opposing cultures, beliefs and opinions is expected and the pressures of expectations are abundant would not be easy. This is especially obvious if the 'victim' is emotionally unhinged (or at least slightly ajar) and looking for stability through constants, including their heritage and who they actually are. Josephine Alibrandi has all of these pressures heaped on her adolescent mind but the impact is doubled...
  • Very Exciting Novel
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    Lord of the Flies Analysis The novel Lord of the Flies written by William Golding was a very exciting novel. It wasn t the plot that made the novel interesting; it was the personalities of the characters. The genre is science fiction and the mood is very dark and cold. The writing style of William Golding was very interesting. He skipped around often and used words and terms that were hard to understand. The atmosphere showed a lot of confusion and ruthlessness. The novel begins with a plane cra...
  • Santiago Walk To His Hut
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    In the novel, The Old Man and the Sea, Hemming way compares the main character Santiago to a Christ-like hero. He creates the comparison in several ways. One way, was during Santiago's three day battles with the 18 foot marlin. Another was, was at at the end of the novel, when he described Santiago' walk to his hut. One test that Santiago went through during his three day battle with the marlin was when he got hurt. He cut his hand, his foot and he curt his back. The same type of injuries happen...
  • Novel Shelby
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    In "The Wedding", by Dorothy West, the major development I saw was in the character of Shelby. From the beginning till the end, the character changes and deals with many changes. Throughout the novel Shelby knows what she wants, knows she never gave a black a chance, and then decides whom she will marry. At the beginning of the novel, Shelby is well focused and knows what she wants. She doesn't care of what others think. Shelby stays focused on what going to take place and continues with the wed...
  • Tan's Novel The Joy Luck Club
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    The Color Purple is a biased, unbalanced view into the life of black women during the early to mid-nineteen hundreds. While it is obvious that a woman who in her own right is racist, chauvinist, and ignorant to the way that the world really works wrote the novel, it has been requested that the class write a paper on the story. Whilst this writer does not agree with this novel or anything that Alice Walker thinks or feels, obligingly this paper is been written. The Color Purple and the Joy Luck C...
  • Byron Bunch And Joe Christmas
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    Nothing really seems to work out in William Faulkner's Light in August. Lena opens the novel searching for the father of her child, and at the end finds herself without any steps forward. Byron Bunch wants to marry Lena, but she is only concerned with finding her baby's father. Byron helps to tell the reader another story where a girl's relationship with a circus man gets her in trouble, and produces a son named Joe. Joe Christmas, our protagonist, has led a rather pointless, volatile life and e...
  • Most Frustrating Novel
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    At its best, James Baldwin's fiction is lyrical, intense, poetic, outrageous, improvisatory, brutal, and transcendent. The first time I read his short story, 'Sonny's Blues,' I was sitting in one of those massive chain bookstores, drinking coffee and trying to block out the pabulum coming from the Muzak. Imagine my surprise when I suddenly found myself choking back tears. The last three pages of 'Sonny's Blues' are as good as it gets: Sonny breaks into a blistering piano solo, finally finding a ...
  • Ending And The Plot Of The Novel
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    One of the first signs in the novel of the impending doom Ishmael will face is the name of the owner of the Spouter Inn: Coffin? Spouter? Rather ominous in that particular connexion, thought I (18). The chapel where people were worshipping the dead and the two trees that looked like a gallows near the Try-Pots Inn add to the mounting number of signs telling Ishmael to back away. However, Ishmael is an educated man; despite these rather peculiar premonitions, he will not be deterred from his cour...
  • 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...
  • Novel Allie
    647 words
    The Most Effective Endings Lead Us To Think Again About What We Have Read, As Shown Through Mosquito Coast ' The most effective endings lead us to think again about what we have finished reading,' this is a true statement of the novel Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux, as the ending is imperative to actually push the point of the novel. Paul Theroux masterminds the novel by leaving it to the very end to let the reader fully understand Allie Fox's character and personality. Throughout the novel Alli...
  • Novels Sex And Money
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    Sometimes there are two novels that have the same theme, and sometimes they have the same plot, but in the case of the two novels, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the novel Goodbye Columbus, by Philip Roth they explore the same dynamics of the chase of the American dream. In both novels there are similar themes, they both use the idea of sex and money as a form of power. Both novels can relate to each other because the authors decided to show how the pursuit of the American dream m...
  • Plot Of A Barth Novel
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    He's showboating again... Coming Soon! John Barth Atlantic Books 14.99, pp 448 Calling John Barth self-conscious is about as helpful as calling Kafka odd. The highly wrought games and puzzles of the postmodern novel Barth helped invent are already self-parodic. Barth writes double-helix narratives in which 'the tangled tango' of life and art always threatens to spiral dizzily out of control. The plot of a Barth novel is never easy to summarise, because writing is the story: 'process as content,'...
  • Destructive A Force As Gerald
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    'Oh yes, ultimately,' he said. 'It means a new cycle of creation after -- -- but not for us. If it is the end, then we are the end -- -fleurs du mal, if you like. If we are fleurs du mal, we are not roses of happiness, and there you are. ' 'But I think I am,' said Ursula. 'I think I am a rose of happiness. ' 'Ready-made?' he asked ironically. 'No real,' she said, hurt. 'If we are the end, we are not the beginning,' he said. 'Yes, we are,' she said. 'The beginning comes out of the end. ' 'After i...
  • Memorable Passage From The Novel
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    Vicky Lopez "The Sun Also Rises" Summer Reading Assignment 1. Explain the significance of the novel's title. The title is significant for two main reasons. One of these is because the book centers around the "Lost Generation" of people post World War I. The other reason is to show that a new generation replaces the old. This is seen in the final set of bullfights in the novel with Belmonte and Pedro Romero. Belmonte is an older matador and he has agreed to return (with certain conditions); he pe...

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