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  • View Life As Miss Brill
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    'Miss Brill' The Third Person-Point of View as used by Katherine Mansfield in "Miss Brill" Katherine Mansfield's use of the third person, limited omniscient point of view in "Miss Brill" has the effect of letting the reader see the contrast between Miss Brill's idea of her role in life and the reality of the small part she truly plays in world around her. In one short Sunday afternoon, the main character's view of herself changes dramatically different changes. Until the end, the reader does not...
  • Man Among Heroes The Name Ulysses
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    A Hero Among Men, A Man Among Heroes The name Ulysses instantly conjures up images of heroism and adventure. Even modern readers who are less versed in classical literature recognize the larger-than-life character, if not the specific details of this legend. It is with these associations in mind that one approaches the poetic monologue Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Tennyson, hwoever, presents the reader with a man rather than a hero. The Ulysses of his imagination is restless rather than self...
  • Murder Of The Old Man
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    According to Henry James, characters are only as interesting as their responses to particular situations. The character's response in the two short stories I have chosen is the reason I chose them. In Jack London's To Build A Fire and Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart the character's reaction to each situation leads the reader to read more to find out what happens next. It is interesting to read a story and not be able to predict what the character will do in a given situation because it cap...
  • Poet's Use Of Mockery As Diction
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    Poet's Use of Mockery As Diction in Poem Tom Dink el The poet's use of mockery as diction conveys his disillusioned attitude toward the men that plan the battles without actually fighting in them. Using the words "If I were fierce, and bald, and short of breath", to describe the majors allows the reader to picture the majors as old, fat, out of shape men that spend their days "guzzling and gulping in the best hotel" safe from any danger. Fierce, bald and short of breath give the reader a negativ...
  • Epiphany
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    'Epiphany' refers to a showing-forth, a manifestation. For Joyce, however, it means a sudden revelation of the! ^0 what ness of a thing! +/-. Joyce's tales about Dublin portray impotence, frustration and death. Their meaning is provided not so much by plot but by the epiphanies. Aiming either to illustrate an instant of self-realization in the characters themselves, or to raise the trivial existence of his characters to a level of conscious significance for the reader. The figures inside the sto...
  • Old Man And The Sea
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    The Old Man and the Sea can be explored as an allegory of Hemingways own literary experiences or the representation of life as a constant struggle. Repetitions and the ability to describe the meaning by few short simple words can be illustrated by the following examples: 'You " re tired, old man,' he said. 'You " re tired inside. (112), He was beautiful, the old man remembered, and he had stayed (50), It jumped again and again in the acrobatics of its fear (72), to mention a few. His ability to ...
  • Madness Within The Speaker
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    In Edgar Allan Does short-story, The Tell-Tale Heart, the speaker of the story tries to convince the reader that he is not mad. But by the speaker telling the story as he does, he answers his own question that he asks the reader at the start of the story, ... why will you say I am mad ( Introduction to Literature, page 415). He attempts to tell his story in a calm manner, but as he describes various parts, he begins ranting with a great level of passion. The speaker pays particular attention to ...
  • Hagar Into Old Age
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    Book Review The Stone Angel (c) 1964 by Margaret Laurence Published by McLellan and Stewart Inc. The Stone Angel is an enjoyable but tragic look into old age and the loss of independence. Margaret Laurence starts off by introducing us to Hagar Shipley, a seemingly cold a stubborn widow living as a dependant with her son and his wife. Hagar can not do much on her own, and her degeneration causes a constant burden for John and Doris. Frustrating the reader, Hagar's stubborn nature makes her unable...
  • Fable Of Young Goodman Brown The Reader
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne is considered by many a great writer. Hawthorne's use of imagery captures the reader's attention and holds it throughout the story, such as the reader will experience in the tale of Young Goodman Brown. In the fable of Young Goodman Brown the reader is thrown into a twist of good versus evil. Hawthorne portrays evil in his choice of words which describe the forest and the old man with the staff. The first mention of the forest leads the reader to believe Brown in walking into...

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