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  • One Way Allison
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    'River of Names'; is part of a collection of short stories in the book Trash published in 1988, written by Dorothy Allison. It is the basis for the later novel Bastard out of Carolina. In her powerful writing, Allison draws on her own harrowing childhood in 1950's Greenville, South Carolina: the stigma of growing up a bastard, the shame and pride she felt toward her family, and her association with her stepfather who beat and molested her. 'In this story, 'River of Names,' ; Allison writes about...
  • Narrator To Her Initiation Into Adulthood
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    In her story, "Boys and Girls", Alice Munro depicts the hardships and successes of the rite of passage into adulthood through her portrayal of a young narrator and her brother. Through the narrator, the subject of the profound unfairness of sex-role stereotyping, and the effect this has on the rites of passage into adulthood is presented. The protagonist in Munro's story, unidentified by a name, goes through an extreme and radical initiation into adulthood, similar to that of her younger brother...
  • Narrator The Name Of A Paint Factory
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    Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, is a novel about the Black experience in America, about race, and indeed about one man's journey to find truth and identity. The narrator, who throughout the novel remains anonymous, comes from a Southern family who believes that there is truth is the phrase separate but equal. On his graduation day he gives a speech stressing Black submission as a way to gain advancement. His eloquence, scholarship and humility wins him a place in college. He goes on to a presti...
  • Night Before The Narrator
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    Dawn by Elie Wiesel Chapter 1 Takes place in Palestine. The narrator knows that he has to kill a man tomorrow. Hedoesn't know who it is but he knows what he has to do. Theman that was going to die was an Englishman. The reason that he had to kill was because there is a war. Beggar. Aman that taught the narrator the difference between night and day. Narrator met him while he was at the synagogue. Theman wears black clothes. The narrator met the man when he was 12 years old. The narrator, as a chi...
  • Narrator A Job At Liberty Paints
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    I was told to trace the metaphors of blindness in the novel Invisible Man by explaining the plot and thematic significance. There are many metaphors of blindness in this book starting from the Prologue to the Epilogue. I believe that Ralph Ellison was using these metaphors of blindness to show us how puzzled this young man was and how it affected him throughout his life. In the Prologue, the narrator starts off by telling us that he is physically visible but he is invisible to his peers or socie...

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