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  • The Waltz By Dorothy Parker
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    Themes in The Waltz The Waltz by Dorothy Parker was written during a time when women were just beginning to understand that they could assert their own personal identities. Dorothy Parker wanted to show the movement away from the Victorian ideals of the day towards a more liberal urban America. Women's emerging identity led to the realization that they didn t have to depend entirely on men. Women also developed more political awareness and used their political skills to more greatly influence so...
  • Narrator's Feelings Toward Robert
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    The Blind can See The narrator in Raymond Carver's "Cathedral" has two fully functional eyes, in which he chooses never to use to their full potential. The eyes of the narrator are biased, insecure, jealous, and very limited in what they choose to see. This inability to see is made apparent when he is forced to meet and converse with a blind man. The narrator's perception of the world around him, and blurred vision, is resolved by a great irony in the story when Roger helps the narrator see past...
  • Narrators Departure To Byzantium
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    "Sailing to Byzantium": Appreciation of Life and the Struggle Between the Ages In W.B. Yeats, "Sailing to Byzantium" the narrator is an older man looking at his life with detest as the way it appears now. He is holding resent for the way the young get to live their lives and how he lives his now. The narrator is dealing with the issue of being older and his sadness of worth in this life, and who is later able to come to terms and accept his life. In "Sailing to Byzantium" the poem is broken up i...
  • Narrator The Stories
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    The novel, Reading in the Dark, is written by Seamus Deanne. This book is written from the viewpoint of a little boy who explains the episodes of his life as he grows up. Apparently, Deanne said in an interview with the Irish Times, that the accounts in the story are taken from his own family along with the other families in his neighborhood in Derry, Northern Ireland. As I read the book, I didn't think it was a true story, but presumed it was fictional. I think I thought this because it was all...
  • Car Jones
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    There is a moment in every person's life that defines what they will be and how they will do in the future. Although most people are unable to pinpoint the exact day and time of this moment, it is usually in early adolescence and involves that person's peers and developing morals. It is usually caused by the metamorphosis from a completely dependent person to a social being where there is an increased pressure to fit in. The fictitious narrator in Alice Adams' 'Truth or Consequences' - itself an...
  • Ghost Of Sir Edmund Orme
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    The Role of Sir Edmund Orme In Henry James's tory, Sir Edmund Orme, the ghost played a mysterious role. It first appeared that he was haunting Mrs. Marden, but in the end, it seemed like he was not trying to hurt anyone at all. It almost seemed like he was trying to help Mrs. Marden and her daughter Charlotte find happiness in their lives. The ghost of Sir Edmund Orme might not have been around to hurt Mrs. Marden like she thought he was. As the story started, the man who wrote the letter first ...
  • Generals Die In Bed The Narrator
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    (Essay regarding novel Generals Die In Bed for Engl 101 - Final Grade B+) The thoughts and actions of the narrator in a novel can offer the reader unique insight into the narrator's personal values. In the novel Generals Die in Bed, by Charles Yale Harrison, the narrator reveals his personal values through both his actions and his commentary on the war around him. The narrator values education and knowledge, life and humanity, as well as charity and compassion. Although he sometimes does not act...
  • Narrator's Desire For Ligeia
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    In Edgar Allan Poe's famous work "Ligeia", the secret urge of a man for his deceased wife Ligeia is shown through his many struggles. The narrator of this story becomes entranced by Ligeia and thinks about her so much that he loses all concern for his newly found love, Rowena. The narrator's desire for Ligeia overcomes all his logic. His experience with Rowena has only proven to him that Ligeia is more perfect than she could ever be. It is true with most people that your first true love is often...

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