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  • Emma's Reading Of Books In Madame Bovary
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    In the novel, Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert uses a very descriptive style of writing in order to mock bourgeois life in nineteenth century France, to portray the dangers of fantasy, and to reveal the effects of self-delusion. Continually, the author uses the heroine, Emma, and the other elements in the novel in a way that forces the reader to realize the emptiness of modern life and to eventually identify with the heroine's search for ecstasy. Throughout the course of Madame Bovary, Flaubert u...
  • Children Of Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox
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    The Realism and Fantasy of Roald Dahl's, Fantastic Mr. Fox " The delightful tale of a fox who lives by poaching food from his three neighbours, Messrs. Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, three farmers - each one meaner than the other" (Telgan, Children " literature Review, Vol. 41, pg. 27). Mr. Fox and his family endure the hardships of attempted murder, being hunted, and starvation as the farmers resort to violence to rid themselves of Mr. Fox and preserve their livestock. Out of an undying will to survi...
  • Vivaldi To Ellena
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    The Italian Essay written by Monika MezykIn Ann Radcliffe's 'The Italian', the very first thing that we see described is a veiled woman: 'It was in the church of San Lorenzo at Naples, in the year 1758, that Vincent io di Vivaldi first saw Ellena di Rosalia. The sweetness and fine expression of her voice attracted his attention to her figure, which had a distinguished air of delicacy and grace; but her face was concealed in her veil. So much was he fascinated by the voice, that a most painful cu...
  • Most Unconscious Form Of Defense Mechanism
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    All people use defense mechanisms, whether they be consciously or unconsciously. Anxiety may arise from an intense situation or even past experience. It is then the ego's job to displace anxiety so as to protect the rest of the mind. Through defense mechanisms such as sublimation, repression, fantasy, compulsive fun-seeking, and negativism, the ego eliminates anxiety caused by surroundings which in effect tries to prevent insanity. Fantasy is a device used to thwart reality. It involved the imag...
  • Elephant Vanishes Stories By Haruki Murakami
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    In "The Elephant Vanishes Stories" by Haruki Murakami, he uses a mixture of fantasy and reality to engage the reader into the main idea of object or people disappearing. Most of his stories may seen as if they came from life but he adds mystery to each one of them when something is missing or vanishes and the circumstances around it becomes unreal. In "The Wind-Up Bird and Tuesday's Women" Murakami starts off by surrounding the plot around a man who quits his job for no apparent reason at all, w...
  • Differences And Similarities Between Fantasy And Reality
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    The group of the forest, Oberon, Puck, Titania and her fairies, serve as the other end of the comparison. The fairies represent a fantasy world that operates according to a different set of standards than the real world. Living somewhere between fantasy and reality are the four lovers, Lys nader, Hermia, Demetrius, and Helen. The lovers are living in a dream like state; the essence of their relationships remains similar through the transitions from reality to fantasy and back. The final group of...
  • Birches Reality Vs Fantasy
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    "Birches " Birches Reality vs. Fantasy "Birches' by Robert Frost is a nostalgic poem filled with fond memories and fantasies, yet at the same time the speaker reveals his longing to escape. Frost sets up a conversation with himself using dialogue between his sensible, knowing self and his fantasizing, nostalgic self. At first the poem seems to be just an account for all of the birches leaning with none standing straight. Frost would like to think that a child at play bent the trees, probably to ...

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