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  • Carlos Fuentes The Old Gringo
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    The Old Gringo, Carlos Fuentes The Old Gringo is a fiction novel written by one of Latin America's most renowned and eloquent authors, Carlos Fuentes. Filled with war, adventure, love and more, this novel takes you back to the Mexican revolution fought in 1912. This contemporary fiction is based on many themes found and experienced by the main characters in this novel. The relationship between Mexico and the United States, the drive to find one's true self and the different ways two men need a w...
  • Jody Tiflin
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    The Red Pony by author John Steinbeck is a very notable book for young adults. The central and recurring theme of the four stories told within this short novel is life and death. The stories also deal with conflict between old and new. Unlike most novels for young adults this book is different because John Steinbeck does not try to soften or hide old age and death, but instead presents these themes as they are in reality. The stories tell how the main character, Jody Tiflin, becomes more respons...
  • Just Money To A Cult Of People
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    Players Book Report 395 pages (Word Count: 854) General Questions Part A 1. What is the title of your book? Players: Con Men, Hustlers, Gamblers and Scam Artists. 2. What is the author's name? Edited by Stephen Hyde and Geno Zanotti. 3. Which company published the book? (Give the publishing company's name, not the printer's name.) Thunder's Mouth Press. 4. When was the book published? (Give the latest date of publication.) 2002.5. In what city was it published? (If your book lists several cities...
  • Old Man With Wings And A Woman
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    Fantasy is uninhibited imagination, magical realism is the art of producing effects beyond human power by supernatural means, a myth is a traditional story, or legend that concerns a superhuman being without always being based in fact. The stories, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, by Gabriel Garcia, and Fleur, by Louise Erdrich combine all three of these to create captivating stories. In A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Gabriel Garcia uses magical realism to bring the story to life by point...
  • Very Old Man With Enormous Wings
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    Trisha "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings' Critical Analysis If I ask you to picture an angel, what do you see? Is it a vibrant white, majestically dressed individual with lush and strong wings who commands reverence with his presence? What does this ethereal creature stand for? Righteousness? Protector of good and the purest form of a celestial being besides God? If you have read Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" then you may have been introduced to a conflicting im...
  • Old Man And The Narrator
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    Edgar Allan Poe, whose personal torment so powerfully informed his visionary prose and poetry, isa towering figure in the history of American literature. A Virginia gentleman and the son of itinerant actors, the heir to great fortune and a disinherited outcast, a university man who had failed to graduate, a soldier brought out of the army, a husband with an unapproachable child-bride, a brilliant editor and low salaried hack, a world renowned but impoverish author, a temperate man and uncontroll...
  • Male Characters Treatment Of The Female Waitress
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    1 Earnest Hemingway is one of Americas foremost authors. His many works, their style, themes and parallels to his actual life have been the focus of millions of people as his writing style set him apart from all other authors. Many conclusions and parallels can be derived from Earnest Hemingway's works. In the three stories I review, ? Hills Like White Elephants? , ? Indian Camp? and? A Clean, Well-lighted Place? we will be covering how Hemingway uses foreigners, the service industry and females...
  • Old Waiter
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    RESPONSE TO A CLEAN WELL-LIGHTED PLACE The old man, who we will call the Gentleman, - to keep the confusion minimal between the old man and the old waiter - in A Clean Well-Lighted Place cannot be happy without his wife. The two waiters represent the Gentleman's battle of his inner consciousness. The waiters portray the demons of the Gentleman's personal heaven and hell. We recognize this by Hemingway's use of characterization. Hemingway never identifies a particular part to the extended dialogu...
  • Place In Province Town And Bridgeport
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    Homecoming takes place in Province town and Bridgeport, Connecticut on Route One that runs south between the two cities. At the end of the story, the setting is in Crisfield, Maryland, along the Chesapeake Bay, USA. The story takes place in 1981, the same year as it was written. The setting does not play a role in the story because the same events could have happened anywhere. The main Character in the Homecoming is thirteen year old Dicey Tillerman. Her will and determination keeps the kids saf...
  • Old Man's Life At A Point
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    Earnest Hemingway "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" The main focus of "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" is on the pain of old age suffered by a man that we meet in a cafe late one night. Hemingway contrasts light and dark to show the difference between this man and the young people around him, and uses his deafness as an image of his separation from the rest of the world. Near the end of the story, the author shows us the desperate emptiness of a life near finished, and the aggravation of the old man's ...
  • Story Of The Old Chief Mshlanga
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    Almost every story is a reflection or a past experience of its author's life. Every author, often even unconsciously, leaves a trace of his own psyche in his or her work. Moreover, it is the purpose of literature to tell about life. According to our assignment, my partner and I will try to show how Doris Lessing's life experience influenced one of her own stories, The Old Chief Mshlanga, which we chose, and how the chosen story reflects Doris Lessing's life in its symbols. Doris Lessing, though ...
  • Mrs Chundle And Rhoda Brook
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    The writer of both short stories (Old Mrs Chundle and The Withered Arm) is Thomas Hardy who lived in rural County Dorset. He grew up in rural surroundings and therefore his interests in his writing were generally going to be country life. After reading both short stories I discovered that Hardy seemed to focus mostly on the lives of ordinary people. He wrote about peoples lifestyles, work and also the making and breaking of relationships. I am not going to be looking at that aspect of his writin...

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