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  • Twain's Use Of Innocence
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    The American Webster's dictionary defines innocence as, "Freedom from harmfulness; inoffensiveness". Although this definition is the one which is most commonly used, many authors tend to twist or stretch the meaning in order to fit the material to which it applies. For example, the way J. D Salinger applies innocence to his work is quite different from the way Mark Twain uses innocence. Innocence also changes accordingly with the time period. The definition of innocence is dynamic with respect t...
  • Loss Of One's Innocence
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    Innocence is usually associated with youth and ignorance. The loss of one's innocence is associated with the evils of the world. However, the term "innocence" can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Similarly, the loss of one's innocence can be interpreted in more than one way, and, depending on the interpretation, it may happen numerous times. The loss of innocence is culture specific and involves something that society holds sacrosanct. It is also bounded by different religious beliefs. Still...
  • Theme Of The Loss Of Innocence
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    The loss of innocence in life is an inevitable process. Losing one's innocence comes merely by growing up. The philosophy of the loss of one's innocence is a definite theme in the book Bless Me, Ultima. This theme is displayed throughout the entire story and plot of the novel. There is loss of innocence all around the main character, Tony, with his brothers and the people he meets. Tony also loses a great deal of his own innocence to the harsh realities of the world which marks his transition fr...
  • Back To The Defects Of Human Nature
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    Lord of the Flies: Final Essay Exam By: Are the defects of society traced back to the defects of human nature? The defects of society, and how it relates to the defects of human nature can be explained with the savagery that drives the defects of society and the same savagery that drives the defects of human nature. In this story, Lord of the flies, Golding shows the id, ego, and superego within the characters in the book. Golding represents the id with Jack, whereas the id says "I want, and I w...
  • Childs Loss Of Innocence
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    The short story written by David Michael Kaplan, Doe Season is what I have chosen to analyze. Doe Season is about a young, innocent girl, named Andy who goes hunting with her father, his friend Charlie Spr eun and his 11 year-old son Mac. At the beginning of the story she is praying that they will get a deer. Throughout the story, the narrator tells of Andys past experiences, like when she saw the ocean for the first time and was frightened. The narrator also mentions actual experiences she has ...
  • Stories End After The Loss Of Innocence
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    Smiling children clap their hands at all of the happiness in this great big world. Without a care, their imaginations run wild. They lose themselves in colorful stories and delight in life's little things. As time goes by, however, stories end, little things become littler as people grow bigger, and innocence slowly breaks apart and disappears. The smiling child without her innocence is no longer whole, and her world will never be the same. We have known the sound of her two small, carefree hand...
  • Raskolnikov And A Similar Self Realization
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    Didion tries to relay her message that self respect does not come from outside influences, but rather from within oneself by using a humorous self-criticizing tone. Her usage of a flashback of an important event in her life helps to convey her attitude. She gently pokes fun at herself, while using sarcasm and ironic humor to further support her feelings. This experience of not getting into Phi Beta Kappa has taught Didion many things about life, as well as about self respect. She looks back at t...

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