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  • Play's Themes To A Dramatic Conclusion
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    All My Sons- Arthur Miller Arthur Miller's All My Sons is a perfect example of a literary work that builds up to, and then reaches, an ending that simultaneously satisfies the reader's expectations and brings all the play's themes to a dramatic conclusion. As the past slowly bubbles up into the present, the reader begins to need certain confrontations - and certain judgments - to occur. The finale that Miller deftly crafted for this play is filled with a dramatic irony that leaves the reader thi...
  • Owl Creek Bridge
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    "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is about this southern planter Peyton Farquhar being hanged by the Union Army during the Civil War for trying to burn down Owl Creek Bridge. Ambrose Bierce depicted the entire story as if the rope around Farquhar's neck breaks and that leads to Farquhar falling into the river below, and then escaping back to his farm; where he reunited with his wife. Then at the end of the story, Bierce revealed to the readers that all the events were simply Farquhar's imagina...
  • Edmund's Ego
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    Just whom is Edmund Gosse's Father and Son written for Is it for the Father, or for the Son, or, as Edmund Gosse tells us, for the public, so they can have a record of life in a rigidly religious family Edmund begins his book by telling you that it is a historical record, an important chronicle that is to be used, basically as a reference for a period of time. Yet, in the first sentence of the first chapter, we can see that this is truly not his purpose. The first words on the page does not refe...
  • Gulliver
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    In the novel, Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, the main character, Gulliver, is in fact sympathetic. Gulliver is a very typical European man. He is middle-aged, well educated, and sensible. He takes four separate voyages to four fantastical societies. He can kind of be seen as a Goldilocks figure. He tries out a range of extreme societies. One too small, one too large, one too theoretical, and one too simple. He is attracted to the simplicity of the last society but is not allowed to stay. ...
  • Use Surprise Endings
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    In Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard To Find, a book filled with short stories that feed the mind with moral development and growth, many tequnices are used to alter the moral perception os the reader. I found that her techniques of choice consist of dark approaches, irony, satire, and suprising or predictable endings in many of these stories to relate her ideas of different moral conflicts that a person would come in contact with at some point in there lives. She seems to play with the per...
  • Desiree's Baby
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    The Power of Writing In Kate Chopin's short story, "Desiree's Baby", she demonstrates how racism played a major part in people's lives in the 1800's. Kate Chopin is extremely successful in getting her readers to feel disturbed by the events in the story. Through words and images, the reader feels touched by the story, either by relating to it at some points or when confronted with things we frequently decide to ignore in the world: the evil some human beings are capable of possessing. Chopin int...
  • Henchard's Character
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    Character Makes the Man One of the questions Thomas Hardy poses in his masterwork novel, The Mayor of Caster bridge, is the relationship between character and chance in destiny. Destiny in this novel most closely relates to the idea of destiny put forth in Robert Frost's poem The Road Not Taken, where chance defines the paths for a person to take, but it is the person's character itself, which decides the path he or she takes in the end. Through Hardy's tale of the rise and fall of Michael Hench...
  • Characters Of Rorschach And Ozymandias
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    In Alan Moores The Watchmen, Moore presents the reader with two drastically different characters who have one strikingly similar trait. Ozymandias is a handsome, rich, public, and powerful man. Rorschach is an ugly, poor, private, and almost worthless man. Despite all of these contrasts, they share a common philosophy: they believe that the ends justify the means. This is a major theme of the story, and through it Moore causes the reader the ask themselves the question - do the ends justify the ...
  • Sunday After Sunday And Miss Brill
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    In the Bedford Introduction to Literature, Characterization is defined as. ".. the process by which a writer makes that character seem real to the reader" (2126). In order to do this a writer has multiple tools at their disposal that add to the depth of a character and simplify roles in a story. This includes the use of Protagonists and Antagonists, static and dynamic characters, showing and telling, and motivated and plausible action, as well as many others. The short story "Miss Brill" by Kath...
  • Title Of Montaigne's Essay
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    Michel de Montaigne's essay, "We reach the same end by discrepant means" uses a variety of techniques to convince the reader that the title of the essay is in fact true - not only within the context of his essay, but also the wider context of all of society & civilisation. Montaigne discusses war and history - subjects which would be appropriate to a nobleman, and through the use of a variety of examples of men "reaching the same end by discrepant means" - from various cultures and backgrounds; ...

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