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  • Duddy's Actions Towards Mr Macpherson
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    One's life is a personal venture. From the day of birth, people set goals and expectations for themselves. Life is essentially one's self-dictionary; lessons are learned, morals are acquired, and conformity to a standard of right is attained. In the novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler, the reader learns about Duddy's ventures in his life, whether he succeeds or fails during his obstacles, the reader will gain important morals and lessons in life itself. The Apprenticesh...
  • Narrator Levanter And Author Kosinski
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    A Date with Kosinski Being James Bond is every man's dream. The beautiful women, fancy cars, dangerous journeys, and beautiful women. Many men would love to be in his place where all the danger and excitement take place. We don't have that capability to become an international spy, but in the novel, "Blind Date" by Jerzy Kosinski, we are exposed to a life similar to that of James Bond. He goes through secret negotiations. Jerzy Kosinski's use of words greatly contributes to the novel's excellenc...
  • Outset Of Novel Josie
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    Living in a multicultural Australian community in the nineties where the enforcement of opposing cultures, beliefs and opinions is expected and the pressures of expectations are abundant would not be easy. This is especially obvious if the 'victim' is emotionally unhinged (or at least slightly ajar) and looking for stability through constants, including their heritage and who they actually are. Josephine Alibrandi has all of these pressures heaped on her adolescent mind but the impact is doubled...
  • Third Thematic Statement And Party Phrase
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    The thematic statements chosen from the novel 1984 have a lot to do with the policies and way of life in the George Orwell novel. They reflect the story's bleak image of life and the type of world that Winston lives in. Three of the thematic statements chosen are the names of chapters in The Book, and are the main phrases of the Party. The first thematic statement and Party phrase is "War is Peace". (Pg. 26) This applies to the novel because in that society war is important because it creates jo...
  • Novel Tuesdays With Morrie By Mitch Albom
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    A Prelude to the Thoughts of Morrie Schwartz What's on your mind right now? Are you satisfied with your surroundings? Do you wish for a better life? These are questions that we wish to answer but just can't seem to grasp. This criticism paper attempts to find answers to these questions. This paper seeks to clarify what makes the novel Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom such a success amongst its readers. This paper is not a pamphlet wherein you may find frequently asked questions and their answ...
  • Memoirs Of A Geisha By Arthur Golden
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    In the best-selling novel entitled Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, Golden examines the secret world of the geisha. Contrary of what is often believed, geisha are far from being prostitutes; they are more accurately High-class Japanese entertainers. Arthur Golden shows the reader a completely different look on life in looking into the lives of geisha in mid-twentieth century Gion and sends a very strong message distinguishing the geisha and the prostitutes. Arthur Golden, throughout Memoirs...
  • Novel
    477 words
    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz The novel Duddy Kravitz is based in Montreal, Canada during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The key features of the work by Mordecai Richer that strikes me, is that during this period possessing land was very important to people in Canada. Canada use to have lands divided amongst the class and race of the people. A man without land is a nobody is an important statement giving by Duddy's grandfather. Duddy; therefore, was in search of a piece o...
  • Jake Barnes And Bill Gorton
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    Escaping the Wasteland The fishing trip within Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises provides a pilgrimage of rejuvenation to the novel's participating characters, Jake Barnes and Bill Gorton. Escaping the wasteland that is Paris, the two men "shove off", (Hemingway, V ), to Burguete, Spain, where they fish for trout on the Irati River. The protagonist and narrator of the novel, Jake was left impotent from an injury incurred while serving with the Italian Front in World War 1. His inability to c...
  • Predictability To Unpredictability Krishnan
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    What about our own roots? Krishnan's journey in R K Narayan's The English Teacher [1]... something has been drained from the adult heart. Belief in the miraculous closes down [2] Krishnan, the central character of R.K. Narayan's The English Teacher, undertakes an emotional, intellectual, and spiritual journey during the course of the novel. At the start of the novel he is an English teacher, living and teaching at the same school where he was once a pupil, and at the end we see him resigning his...
  • Melech's Scrap Yard
    402 words
    What is the central truth about people in the novel? I think the central truth that Richler writes about in this novel concerns our right to be happy. In the novel we witness the main characters suffering because of the fear to protect their rights. One of the brightest examples is Melech. On one hand he is presented as a stern and ambitious character who isn't afraid to accept a challenge. In pursuit of happiness he leaves his homeland and comes to Canada with only fifty cents. He makes a livin...
  • Ivan Denisovich Shukhov
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    The novel, A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, is a very detailed and graphic description of one man's life struggle in a Stalinist work camp. It is the story of Ivan Denisovich's, most often going by the name of Shukhov, determination and strength to endure the hardships of imprisonment and dehumanization. The most memorable scene shows Shukhov's determination to survive and adapt to his life. The meal scenes of the novel are where he demonstrates that he has learned...
  • Day In The Life Of Type Novel
    660 words
    Initial reactions to the novel Ulysses, by James Joyce were that this book parallels itself with Homer's Odyssey. I initially thought that the idea of a day in the life of book would be interesting to read as well. In almost every novel you are able to get inside the head of the main characters and are able to feel their emotions at the moments they are feeling them and are able to experience what they experience but very rarely does a novel take you through every aspect of a human beings day an...
  • Thomas Mann
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    OUTLINE I. Introduction II. Thomas Mann A. Biography B. Mann's other works. The Magic Mountain A. Summary of the novel B. Commentary C. Issues mentioned in the book IV. Conclusion A. Impact the book had on me The Magic Mountain written by Thomas Mann is a beautiful, rich novel which presents the major philosophical ideas of our civilization in the form of vivid and fascinating characters. It is certainly one of the most important works of the twentieth century. Thomas Mann (1875-1955) German nov...
  • Observation A Movie B Ashtray
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    YOUR NAME 2 In the novel, An Open Life, by Joseph Campbell, I agree that life is like a novel and that disasters result in structuring a great aspect of your life. If you really think about what Mr. Campbell is saying, he is right. Looking back at my life with all the ups and downs I have experienced, made me who I am now, which is a great thing. I had an experience with a boyfriend which caused me to get a great job to make as much money as my Mother. A reading that makes me agree with Mr. Camp...
  • Interest Reta Winters And The Author
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    Up at the end of lonely streetUnlessCarol Shields Fourth Estate 16.99, pp 224 Carol Shields has always been a beguiling writer. She'd have you think her concerns were little affairs of the heart, the minor compromises women make with love, the ways in which her characters might hold on to contentment, or find hope and satisfaction in the everyday. But at the root of her fiction, beneath the often well-kempt surfaces of the lives she describes, there is as much unflinching emotional truth as in t...
  • Montana 1948
    230 words
    The art of procrastination... putting off that certain something for as long as possible... until the very last minute... you dont need to do it yet any way... might as well wait until its urgent. Montana 1948, as the title suggests, is concerned with the tragic events of one summer in Montana in 1948. The novel is set in Bentrock, a small town in Mercer County, northeast Montana, in the northwestern part of the USA. The events which form the action of the novel are shown to us from the viewpoin...
  • Miguel Chico's First Taste Of Death
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    Intertwining of Life and Death The Rain God is the story of families, friendships, and betrayal along the El Paso / Ju " are border. Set in a fictional small town on the Texas-Mexico border, it tells the funny, sad and quietly outrageous saga of the children and grandchildren of Mama Chona the strong matriarch of the Angel clan who fled the revolution for a gringo land of promise. In The Rain God, the idea of love and death are intertwined and give a dark yet accurate description of the tones of...

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