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  • Oedipa And The Reader
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    The Crying of Lot 49 offers two journeys into the text: that of it's protagonist Oedipa, and that which the reader is forced to take with her. His brilliant use of detail and word plays blur the lines between the two. The main factor in this journey is chaos, here referred to by it's more scientific name entropy. Oedipa and the reader get lost in a system of chaos and the task of deciphering the clues within the intricate system. The reader has no choice but to become part of this system through...
  • Morrie Schwartz And Mitchell Ablom
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    TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Mitch Ablom Tuesdays with Morrie is a short narrative dealing with the last few months of an amazing man's life, Morrie Schwartz. Mitch Ablom, the author, has written this novel documenting his experience of spending every Tuesday, during his last few months, with Morrie. It is a sad yet inspiring chronicle concerning the great relationship built between the two men, Morrie Schwartz and Mitchell Ablom. From the beginning, as the novel opens, Mitch Ablom writes as if he were ...
  • Also At The Dinner The Grandmother's Warning
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    Good Man Is Hard To Find Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find is filled with foreshadowing which the first time reader will not grasp, but leaps out of the pages for repeated readers. When first read, A Good Man is Hard to Find, the reader does not value the importance of the grandmother charter and her warning. She is thought to just be a rambling, nagging old lady. Even the grandmother does not realize the importance of what she is saying. The grandmother war...
  • Mosley's Novels
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    ... the genre of mystery novels is beginning to arise again in the upcoming generation. Throughout the novel, Mosley intertwines his beliefs of racism and loyalty into a story that bends the mind in reality. Mosley dangles the reader by the edge of their toes with Easy's actions, and strangles the reader with anticipation of Easy's next move. Mosley composes a great work of literature for today's youth. Mosley leaves the novel open for the reader to wonder what will happen to Easy and also makes...
  • Margaret Drabbles A Natural Curiosity
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    Running along the same lines as a daytime soap opera, Margaret Drabbles A Natural Curiosity provides pertinent information about life in Northam, England, a small, quaint town just outside of London, during the mid to late 1900's. Drabble narrates the novel in third person omniscient which allows her to venture into the minds of the diverse characters. Although there exists a black and white central conflict, all of the minor conflicts stem from Alix Bowen, the first, and most essential individu...
  • Reader To The Novel
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    The authors Charles Dickens and Martin Amis have many stylistic differences. Even though they lived in different times, with diverse ideas about life, these two authors are still able to have a few stylistic similarities. Charles Dickens, author of the novel, 'Hard Times' in the 19th century, focuses on the reality of life, and how many people seem to forget about 'living' and concentrate too much on work. His ideas are straightforward, and don't pay much attention to 'fancy'. The author of 'Tim...
  • Novel's Characters Lack Depth
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    Slaughter house-Five, written by Kurt Vonnegut is a post modern novel, attempting to undermine the reader's expectations. The novel does not have smooth transitions from one event to the next. The reason is, because the novel reflects modern man's life. Since the novel is not smooth it is confusing. This is just like modern man's life, confusing. Another literary device is, it is difficult to follow. When the novel is hard to read the reader cannot enjoy and understand the book. This is how mode...
  • Novel Version Of The Great Gatsby
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    The movie created by David Merrick as well as the novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, both entitled The Great Gatsby, ate truly two fine pieces of art. The movie version shows the viewer what is happening in the story without internal comments from the narrator and the viewer can understand exactly what is happening without any intellectual thought involved. The novel, however, challenges the reader to look deep inside the writing in order to grasp the true effect of the novel and what kind of...
  • Theme Of The Novel
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    I am the Cheese By Robert Cormier I am the Cheese is a compelling and unconventional novel. The novel's major strengths include the uses of a powerful theme, an intriguing title, and sophisticated writing techniques. It has three levels of narration that are interdependent, and yet keep the reader in a permanent state of confusion. Robert Cormier manages to create a puzzling, disturbing atmosphere for the most part of the novel, which fits in well with the theme of the book. He effectively revea...
  • Imagery Of A Novel
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    In novels, such as Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome, imagery and theme play a large role in developing the novel and bringing it to the status of a 'Classic. ' An author's use of imagery gives the reader an idea of the novel's characters and setting. It helps to advance the reader's understanding of the novel and its theme. The theme of a novel is also an important aspect that one must consider in order to have a clear understanding of the purpose, or central idea of the novel. Edith Wharton employs ...
  • African American Culture
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God and Invisible Man Essay Life has never been easy for African-Americans. Since this country's formation, the African-American culture has been scorned, disrespected and degraded. It wasn't until the middle of the 21st century that African-American culture began to be looked upon in a more tolerant light. This shift came about because of the many talented African-American writers, actors, speakers and activists who worked so hard to gain respect for themselves and thei...
  • Reader To Li Van Hgoc
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    Going After Cacciato, an epic novel written by Tim O'Brien, is about a platoon of men going away without leave (AWOL) searching for a young man named Cacciato in the imagination of a man of the platoon named Paul Berlin. In Going After Cacciato the "tea party", between the AWOL platoon and Li Van Hgoc contributes greatly to the novel by adding to the confusion and teaching the reader how to deal with the war and the 'noise. ' The first thing that this "tea party" does is that it introduces the r...
  • Reader's Emotions
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    Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, is a novel, which explores many of the characteristics of gothic romanticism. Dreary gothic settings, a focus on the supernatural, love, and nature, are all key elements of this novel. It also delves into the topic of the human emotion, bringing the reader to a closer understanding of each character. Shelley often relates the depression or burdens of the characters so well that the reader feels pity for them. As I read this novel, I was compelled to empathize with ...
  • Presence Of Symbolism Throughout The Novel
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    Symbolism in The Farming of Bones Edwidge Danticat's novel, The Farming of Bones is an epic portrayal of the relationship between Haitians and Dominicans under the rule of Generalissimo Rafael Trujillo leading up to the Slaughter of 1937. The novel revolves around a few main concepts, these being birth, death, identity, and place and displacement. Each of the aspects is represented by an inanimate object. Water, dreams, twins, and masks make up these representations. Symbolism is consistent thro...
  • Omniscient And Limited Third Person
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    An Analysis Of The Point Of View Within The Novel, One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich In Alexander Solzhenitsyns, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, a novel based on a Russian labour prison camp during Stains rule, the point of view is a limited third person. Through the narration, we follow a prisoner named Ivan Denisovich Shukhov and experience a single day of his life in a special Russian prison camp. The purpose of the point of view is to provide details and to convey emotions to th...
  • Novel Rich With Imagery And Symbolism
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    {Critical Analysis} Beloved in Light of Flannery O Connor's Essay Flannery O Connor lectures, in her essay on the virtues and vices of writing a novel. In her essay, she describes those certain characteristics in good literature. Toni Morrison's novel, Beloved can be examined in light of Flannery O Connor's ideas on the characteristics of good literature. Among these characteristics are the role of imagery in literature, meaning as it pertains to an experience, and a sense that the story is unfo...
  • Omniscient Narrative Voice By Fish Lamb
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    The complexity of the narrative voice in Tim Winton's Cloudstreet adds to the intrigue of this unusual novel. The omniscient narrative voice by Fish Lamb, along with other aspects of the narrative structure contribute to the understanding of the text. It in turn gives the reader insight into the characters inner thoughts and feelings, the unique setting is given a sense of mystery to it through its personification, and the relevance of each of the events depicted in the novel are made clear thro...
  • Style Crichton
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    Michael Crichton uses three common devices with ease in his novel, Sphere. The devices being: rhetoric, semantics, and style. Crichton uses these devices to incorporate a sense of unity in the writing. It is not difficult to incorporate this unity into a novel when the devices are properly used. When doing so, they flow together to create a more visual experience for the reader. These devices of writing are what create the environment for an understandable, yet interesting storyline. Rhetoric is...
  • Interest In The Novel
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    As soon as a novel must be read or becomes part of As soon as a novel must be read or becomes part of a literary course, the joy of reading it is immediately lost due to the fact that the particular novel may not be interest to the student, the student may hurry to finish the novel and by the extent to which the novel is studied. The joy of reading a novel is lost when a novel is not of interest to the reader because the reader would not be able to relate to any of the characters, and would ther...
  • Novel
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    The novel Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler is an exquisite illustration of an author's attention to detail in regard to the first person narrative. The story of Barney Panofsky, Mordecai Richler's mercurial comic creation, sets an astringent standard of political incorrectness in present-day Canada. The dominant voice of the novel is Barney's, taken from the manuscript he left behind following his commitment to a nursing home. He tends to forget or confuse dates, so occasional footnotes supp...

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