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  • Idoru In Gibsons Book
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    Idoru by william gibson is nothing less than an awe-in siring book for me. no other author that i have come across can inspire one to recreate visions of reality at the turn of every page. Gibsons books are all compelling; neuromancer (1984) needing perhaps a special mention; as this book single handedly created the cyberpunk genre, aswell as coining phrases such as "cyberspace". However, as one of his later works (1996), we are able to find within Idoru's more contempory exploration of our worl...
  • Similar Satirical Targets From Other Novels
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    Analyse the passage (John the Savage in the hospital); discern presentation of satire and how it is wrought. In Brave New World Huxley is targeting consumer, materialistic attitudes that existed in his time (and still do today) and extrapolating, then projecting them into the world that is the World State, to serve as a warning to society of the consequences of these attitudes. The passage in question is from Chapter XIV of Huxley's Brave New World, and more specifically features the incident in...
  • Shame To Midnight's Children
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    Criticism of Shame Shame, published in 1983, a year before his most famous work The Satanic Verses, presents a fabulist ic account in a country that disturbingly represents Pakistan. Critically, Shame is compared to Midnight's Children because the of its resemblances in themes and style. The idea for Shame, reported interviewer Ronal Hayman in Books and Book men, grew out of Rushdie's interest in the Pakistani concept of sha ram, a word that denotes a hybrid of embarrassment, discomfiture, decen...
  • Society In The Novel As Candy's Dog
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    Breaking the Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, loneliness is one of the many underlying themes that is expressed in the novel through many of its characters. Some of the factors of this human isolation are age, sexism and racism. Despite the on-going struggle to prevent its occurrence, loneliness is also a feeling a large number of people experience from day to day in our society. In the novel, Candy is a lonely and disabled, elderly man who feels isolated from the rest of the youn...
  • Inner And Outer Worlds
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    Inner and Outer Images in A Gathering of Old Men In the novel A Gathering of Old Men, Ernest J. Gaines, portrays the Novel through the eyes of individual narrators involved on the events of the day. The novel focuses on a group of cowardly black men who finally stop running and stand up for themselves and years of suffering. There is great difference between the narration of the black and white people. The black men grow through the novel and become individuals and depict their inner pain. The C...
  • Warping Sophie And Alberto Reality
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    Sophies World Jostein Gaarder REMARKABLE a whimsical and ingenious mystery novel that also happens to be the history of Philosophy. -The Washington Post Book World Jostein Gaarder made his Norwegian literary debut in 1986 with a collection of short stories, followed by two young adult novels. In 1990 he received the Norwegian Literary Critics Award and the Ministry of Cultural and Scientific affairs Literary Prize for his book The Solitaire Mystery. Mr. Gaarder taught high school philosophy for ...
  • Giver And Brave New World
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    The Giver by Lois Lowry and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley have many similarities. They both take place in futuristic utopias where happiness is the overall goal. Jonas and Bernard, the major characters in the novels, are both restless individuals who want change. Despite the close similarities, there are many contrasts in the two novels. The childhood, family, and professions arrangements are differently portrayed in the similar novels The Giver and Brave New World. The similarities in the tw...
  • Particular Note In Gaines's Novels And Stories
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    Ernest J. Gaines's award-winning novel is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940's. Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins has returned home from college to the plantation school to teach children whose lives promise to be not much better than Jefferson's. As he struggles with his decision whether to stay or escape to anothe...
  • Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep
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    According to I. Halmgren, "science fictional worlds"the distinctive feature of science fiction is in its generic license to create worlds that are other than the world we know". This statement is partly true for Phillip K Dick's novel Do androids dream of electric sheep? However, the genre of science fiction is better described by the Oxford Concise Dictionary of Literary Terms, "Prose fiction that explores the probable outcomes of some improbable or impossible transformations of the basic human...
  • Vermeer Household And The Market Place
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    The 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's portrait, the anonymous Girl With a Pearl Earring, lies at the heart of Tracy Chevalier's novel, an historical novel that doesn't read like an historical novel. The novel has a strong plot and engaging first-person narrative voice. It centres on Vermeer's prosperous Delft household during the 1660's but also the poorer household of the narrator's family. Griet, the quietly perceptive heroine, is hired as a servant and turmoil follows. Vermeer nex...
  • Is Housekeeping A Pessimistic Novel
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    Is Housekeeping a pessimistic novel? In my point of view, Housekeeping is a pessimistic novel. It is a novel written by Marilyn Robinson to inform us the poverty and the suffering of the world. As other people have argued, housekeeping is not a pessimistic novel as the negative things often turn into positive things. Although sometimes a negative thing can turn into a positive thing, we are not reading the novel for "the fun of it". It is only forced to realize that there is still beauty in the ...
  • Cove Creek Baseball Complex And Summer Tournament
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    The Most Commendable Person The most commendable person in the world today is John Grisham. He is an author whose name has become synonymous with modern legal thrillers for eighteen years. Grisham's original passion was baseball from age five when he first played the game. He became a good enough player to play at Mississippi State University. He graduated from MSU with a degree in accounting and later went to law school and became an attorney. He practiced law for ten years and was elected to t...
  • Integration Of Masculine And Feminine Forces
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    Exploring Masculine And Feminie Roles Essay, ResearchExplorting Masculine And Feminie Roles EXPLORING THE MASCULINE AND FEMININE IN ISABEL ALLENDE'S THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS By Jodi Denny Old Dominion University Copyright (c) 1997 Jodi Denny This document may not be reprinted without the permission of the author. For permission, contact: Isabel Allende's novel The House of the Spirits is woven with dichotomy. Opposing forces are juxtaposed: rich and poor, good and evil, political left and right,...
  • Trip Around The World In Eighty Days
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    Around The World In 80 Days– Br Essay, Around The World In 80 Days– Br Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic novel by Jules Verne about an English gentleman by the name of Phineas Fogg. Fogg was quite an unusual and mysterious man. Nobody really knew very much about him. Everyone knew that he was wealthy, but, from where his wealth derived was not known. He had no job and belonged to no organization other than the Reform Club, which he went to everyday. He was very precise wit...

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