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  • Reader Response Criticism
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    Position Paper: Reader-response I read a book the other day. It was a wonderful book called The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. I really enjoyed it; it gives the background information on the creation of Middle Earth. In it, Tolkien tells us of Ill', E"a, the Valar and the birth of Elves, Dwarves and Men. But, you know, I don't think it has anything at all to do with Elves, Dwarves, Men and some god named Ill'. I think Tolkien really wanted to write a Biblical allegory and a critique on ridiculo...
  • Clearest Illustration Of Dickens's Neutrality
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    Charles Dickens's voice varies from being sympathetic with the revolutionaries, to a feeling of discord with their method of revolting. A Tale of Two Cities revolves around the French revolution and the tension in England. Dickens gives the tale of a family caught in the conflict between the French aristocracy and radicals. In the course of the book, the family handles extreme difficulty and obscurity. Dickens's neutrality, though sometimes wavering from side to side, is apparent throughout each...
  • Giving Of A Gift
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    The irony in the short stories, "The Necklace" and "The Gift of the Magi", ought to be further analyzed. Through examination of this element in literature the reader can derive many morals and themes that could be useful in their own lives. "The Necklace" is a perfect example of irony and sends many powerful messages to the reader. On one level the reader learns that cheating and lying are not always the best policy. Because of M. and Mdm. Loisel's poor judgment and choice to lie to Mdm. Foresti...
  • Extract Marys Judgement On Captain Wentworths Reaction
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    The majority of this extract uses narrated interior monologue to register Anne Elliots impressions. This gives the reader the impression that they are looking at the occasion through Anne Elliots eyes. Jane Austen uses this perspective to great effect during this extract in order to manipulate the readers bias, by giving the reader an insight into her thoughts and feelings. The use of narrated interior monologue is apparent throughout the extract and phrases such as Anne felt an instant oppressi...
  • Privacy In The Name Of Convenience
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    Critical Analysis of Joshua Quittner's "Invasion of Privacy" Sena y Born ENGL 135 Z By Vince Goff 7 October, 2003 Goff 1 Critical Analysis of Joshua Quittner's "Invasion of Privacy" Joshua Quittner, in his Aug 25th, 1997 Time Magazine article entitled, "Invasion of Privacy", attempts to get us to "lighten up" on being overly concerned about our privacy. Quittner, a journalist, frequent contributor to Newsday and Wired, and news director for Pathfinder. com, admits to willingly giving up some pri...

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