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  • Alice Walker Like Her Character Meridian
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    In this compelling novel by Alice Walker, Meridian, the main character, grows up through the eyes of the reader. The author shows us the emotional, physical, and psychological stages of resistance that Meridian goes through during the height of the civil rights movement. In fact, if one looks at the life of Alice Walker, the author of the novel, similarities undeniably exist between the two women. First let us examine the early signs of resistance in Meridian. One of the first obvious examples o...
  • Genji As An Example
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    1. The men expected the "hidden flower" to be from the upper class, however, middle class was acceptable. Being in the lower class was totally unacceptable. The woman must have flawless beauty, intelligence, faithfulness (even though this was hypocritical), and submission. Submissiveness is a wishy-washy characteristic because Genji was most attracted to those that rejected him and did not accept his advances as Murasaki and Aoi did. Genji wanted to mold the perfect woman or "hidden flower" out ...
  • Passages Of The Novel
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    Why The Censorship Racism, slang, graphic ideas; when these things coincide with classic American literature what happens The best example of this is in a novel written by Mark Twain. The novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been an open dispute on this topic for decades. In some instances it has been called the greatest classic of American literature. In others it has been called no more that trailer trash garbage. When does a novel cross the line and become censored This has been the ...
  • Fear Within Lucie Manette
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    Foreshadowing is used in many of Charles Dickens' novels. It can bring about a sense of wonder and imagination of what might occur later in the novel. The concept of foreshadowing means to present a warning sign, or hint beforehand. Dickens is able to use this concept in three examples. The threatening footsteps in the Manette home, Gaspard's illustration of 'blood,' and Mr. Lorry's dream of bringing a man back to life, are all examples of warning or foreshadowing. that Dickens' uses in his nove...
  • Sam And Jolly
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    Book Reflection: The Goodfellow Chronicles - The Sacred Seal The Sacred Seal is the first book in 'The Goodfellow Chronicles', written descriptively by British author, J.C. Mills. This audacious and cunning tale is told elegantly and brilliantly... This story commences off with a bright, curious and nature-loving 10 year-old boy named Sam Middleton, having recently experienced moving from his old home to New England, where his parents have moved there to receive better business opportunity selli...
  • Novel As An Animal For Example Henry
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    Leanne Cooke English 3 Coach Mitzi February 19, 2002 REVIEW 1. Discuss the novel as a psychological journey. Discuss how Henry Changes throughout the novel. What causes him to change? Henry Fleming is a young solider fighting for the union army during the civil war. Throughout the war Henry ventures on a long psychological journey to discover himself. Often referred to as "the youth" Henry comes into battle with the na " ive fantasies of being a war hero with out ever having faced a single battl...
  • Portrayal Of Taylor Greer As A Heroin
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    The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, is the story of Taylor Greer and her struggle to find a place to belong. Like Kingsolver, Taylor began her journey in Kentucky and ended in Tucson, Arizona. As a result of writing The Bean Trees, Kingsolver has been praised by many critics. The San Francisco Chronicle called the writing in The Bean Trees", so wry and wise we wish it would never end". I could not wait for this book to end. Though the novel is well written, the content was done in bad taste. ...
  • Governess And Miles
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    The Turn of the Screw The novel, The Turn of the Screw, is written by Henry James. The characters in this novel are the governess, Miles, Flora, Mrs. Grose, Quint, and Miss Jesse. The apparitions in The Turn of the Screw are real. The first example takes place on the staircase. Quint, one of the ghosts, is sighted halfway up the stairs, the spot nearest the window. The governess is completely awake at this time. During the scene in the novel, she writes, "He knew me as well as I knew him; and so...
  • Melech's Scrap Yard
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    What is the central truth about people in the novel? I think the central truth that Richler writes about in this novel concerns our right to be happy. In the novel we witness the main characters suffering because of the fear to protect their rights. One of the brightest examples is Melech. On one hand he is presented as a stern and ambitious character who isn't afraid to accept a challenge. In pursuit of happiness he leaves his homeland and comes to Canada with only fifty cents. He makes a livin...
  • Beloved Country To The Bible
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    Biblical Influences on Cry, the Beloved Country or: Cry, the Beloved Country: Like the Bible but Shorter To anyone and everyone: This is one of the great books! It reads like a lovely poem. Enjoy and reflect. -- unknown lawyer from Chicago The owner of the South Haven, Michigan bookstore The Hidden Room discovered this simple yet memorable comment written firmly on a memo card of a noted Chicago legal firm. The card was left in a copy of Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country. From his early chil...

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