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  • Ellens Geographical And Physical Isolation
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    Nicole Bum bacco Ms. Hannah ELC 4 AO Dec 23, 1999 Isolation is defined in the Websters Encyclopedic Dictionary as occurring when something is placed apart or alone. Naturally, humans are faced with feelings of isolation at certain times throughout their lives. However, there are particular types of isolation that capture the imagination of writers and artists. Canadian authors are drawn towards the theme of isolation in their literature. Characters portrayed in Canadian literature are either spi...
  • Daru's Paranoia
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    When Daru, a French schoolteacher, is forced to take in an Arab accused of murder, his mind suffers from paranoiac delusions. Daru's doubts about the mental soundness of the Arab leave him feeling abnormally isolated and persecuted by unknown enemies. In "The Teacher" by Arnold Shiller, paranoia forms a self-imposed isolation and creates mental instability. Living in an isolated region of a French colony, possibly Algeria, Daru does not feel alone. As a schoolteacher, his current state of solitu...
  • Their Feelings Of Isolation And Insignificance
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    Humans are tiny particles of dust in a great ocean of time and space. But have you ever thought about how insignificant humans really are, in such a vast and bounteous universe Just the thought of it can make an individual feel completely isolated. In the novel The Martian Chronicles, author Ray Bradbury uses setting and characterization to show the reader that if science advances too quickly for society, humans will try to ignore their true feelings of isolation and insignificance caused by the...
  • Sign Of Minnie's Isolation In The Bird
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    The central theme in "A Jury of Her Peers" is the place of women in society and especially the isolation this results in. We see this through the character, Minnie Foster and her isolation from love, happiness, companionship and from society as a whole. Not only does the story describe this isolation but it allows the reader to feel the impact of this isolation and recognize the tragedy of the situation. The story is set in a rural community in turn-of-the century Iowa. This time-frame is one wh...
  • Am A Rock Paul Simon
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    Paul Simon: I Am A Rock Paul Simon said that the person or people in his poem were sick of society, and wanted to be isolated away from society. He represents this by saying that they want to be like a rock, or like an island. They wanted to be isolated away from society. The poem talks about people being sick of society, and want to be isolated from it. Even in the first line, he made an analogy between December being dark and dingy, by saying 'A winter's day - in a deep and dark December. ' Th...
  • Feeling Of Isolation In The Small Town
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    In 1919, Sherwood Anderson composed his work Winesburg Ohio, which depicts the inner lives of small-town America. Anderson's fascination to explore what's beneath the surface of human lives results in another story in 1933 called "Death In The Woods". These two works, incidentally, share a common theme of isolation. The characters in these works, are portrayed as "grotesques" or people who live their lives by one truth, thus living a life of falsehood and isolation from the rest of the world. Th...
  • Feeling Of Betrayal From Domestic Violence
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    The text written by John Marsden does examine domestic violence, which is physical violence in the home. The main character Marina, as a result does suffer and experience isolation and loneliness, because of this. However, there are other characters, for example Lisa, who also felt alone and isolated. 'So Much To Tell You' also explores the issue of betrayal, where her parents are divorced and Marina feels betrayed by them. The domestic violence done to Marina had lead to the feelings of betraya...
  • Same Feelings As Miss Grierson
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    In the short story, A Rose for Emily, the author, William Faulkner, narrates a story of a woman who isolates herself from the community after the death of her father. During this period in her life, she falls in love with guy named Homer. As she experiences love for the first time in her life, Miss Grierson's relationship with Homer becomes ill and eventually short-lived. Miss Grierson is a woman that feels superior to the town, is stubborn, and becomes isolated. The story takes place in the ear...

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