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  • Tom Being Black And Mayella
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    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is an incredibly emotional novel. The heart felt plot of this book brings out many themes. These themes intertwine to make the story's plot and character twist together wonderfully. One theme is that an individual's conscience can sometimes contrast with society's values. An example from the book of this theme is Mr. Dolph us Raymond. Mr. Raymond chooses to live with a black woman, which comes in conflict with the town's beliefs. He makes up for this differenc...
  • Question Why Howard And Melinda
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    In the play Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee, the theme is that all people have the right to think. One example that supports the theme is the conversation between Howard and Melinda. While dangling a worm in front of Melinda, Howard remarks, 'What " re y uh steered of' You was a worm once' (4). Melinda replies by exclaiming 'that's sinful talk' and 'I'm gonna tell my pa' (4). The two children ponder their beliefs and are influenced by the people around them. The thinking proce...
  • Primarily Traditional Themes Hunter
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    Robert Hunter had his poetic beginnings in the Palo Alto, CA coffeehouse scene in the mid-sixties. It was there that he began writing poetry and found his future song writing partner Jerry Garcia. Although Hunter had been writing poetry for several years, his career did not begin in earnest until 1967, when he mailed the lyrics to 'St. Stephen', 'Alligator', and 'China Cat Sunflower' to his friend Garcia and the Grateful Dead. He was almost immediately taken on as the primary lyricist for the ba...
  • Cates Questions Drummond
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    In the play Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, the theme is that every person has the right to think. One example of the theme of this play is Rachel's progression towards independent thinking. In the beginning Rachel fears her father greatly. She says, 'I remember feeling this way when I was a little girl... But I was always more frightened of him that I was of falling. It's the same way now' (48-49). However, by the end of the book she has grown away from her father, and no...
  • Salem Witch Trials
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    In Arthur Millers, The Crucible, many themes are expressed throughout the play. Themes are the undertone of the story. A theme of a book usually sets the mood and describes what is happening during the time that the story is written. The Crucible has many themes that show how everything was and how everyone acted in the year of 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts. Mass hysteria is the most obvious theme in the story. Mass hysteria is represented everywhere trouble was. One example is at the end of act...
  • Theme For The Crucible In Numerous Ways
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    The Crucible The Crucible is a book that could lead the mind into many different ways. More of a play or act, The Crucible has many different themes and subject matters from different opinions. Themes are the primary and original widespread ideas spread in literature. The Crucible, takes place in the Puritan Society where people are condemned of witchery, guilty or innocent were taken upon very harshly. The Crucible has many different themes, as mentioned before. One of the themes is narrow-mind...
  • Subtle Example Of The Theme
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    "One generation pass eth away, and another generation cometh; but the earth abide th forever The sun also arise th, and the sun goeth down, and has teth to the place where he arose The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again". -Ecclesiastes This passage from Eccl...
  • Sagan's Book The Demon Haunted World
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    Theme of The Demon-Haunted World Books that promote pseudoscience are often popular and profitable. Much less marketable are those books which promote skepticism (Nickell 106). The underlying theme in the first part of Carl Sagan's book The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark is that there can be overwhelming harmful effects if science is not used as a way to observe that which is not completely understood. This means that people should study everything objectively and let popul...
  • Second Theme From The Pigman
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    The Pigman Theme Essay In the novel The Pigman by Paul Zindel, many themes appear throughout the book. However, the most prominent are: older people can be friends but shouldn't be looked at as parent figures, platonic relationships should stay strictly platonic, and the last main theme is: underage drinking and smoking are very harmful. Some of these are themes one might not expect to see in a book such as The Pigman, yet are as imminent as the characters themselves. The first theme involves ol...

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