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  • Achebe's And Desai's Novels
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    How does the tension between traditional and modern views of the world play itself out in Achebe's and Desai's novels In both Achebe's and Desai's novels, tension and conflict between the new and the old, traditional and modern are the strong undercurrents that move the story and the reader into an unconscious emotional uneasiness. In both novels, the backdrop and the story are engrossed in a struggle between two worlds, the new and the old fighting out its battles in the characters portrayed wi...
  • Crayon's Views On Old English Tradition
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    The Christmas season comes and goes each year, leaving behind a spirit of joy and happiness amongst loved ones. Even if one is unable to be with family on this special holiday, a close knit friend would suffice. In the "Christmas Sketches", Geoffrey Crayon vividly depicts the nature and style of how spending Christmas in the land of his forefathers with an old fellow-traveler sparked an image in his eye of true love. Crayon viewed England at Christmas time as a site of true beauty. He's taken ba...
  • Ties With The Old Traditions And Ways
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    Elizabeth Chang English 121 E December 2, 2000 Limits of a Women's Place. Throughout history women have always had to stand behind their men (whether it be rules, tradition, etc. ). In almost every history context, whether it about wars or people, they have almost been written by men for men. It is not even until this century that women in this country have gained new grounds for the equality that we hope will be as substantial with men's equality. Despite women's hopes for equality, there is al...
  • Officer In The Penal Colony
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    " In the Penal Colony"In The Penal Colony", Kafka illustrates the capital punishment of a colony run by a governor. Throughout the story, the officer who performs the execution reinforces all his actions by saying that this was how the previous governor used to do it or that this his how the previous governor would have liked it done. In doing this, Kafka applies his story to some everyday lifestyles by illustrating the manor of traditions. As the story opens, the uniforms worn by the officer in...
  • Atticus Attacks Old Southern Tradition
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    In the Deep South, in a little town named Maycomb, tradition for most people meant prejudice, separation, and racism. Atticus Finch chooses to fight against this "old tradition" with traditions of his own. Because of his highly ethical character, Atticus is able to honorably defend Tom Robinson and promote a "new tradition" for himself and his children. Respect, dignity, and equality form the backbone of Atticus' belief system, a belief system containing qualities that are often overlooked in th...
  • Houses Of Parliament The Queens
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    Some British customs and traditions are famous all over the world and a lot of them have very long histories. First I will tell you about British customs during the year. In January, there is a festival, called Up-Helly-Aa. In the ninth century, men from Norway came to the Shetlands. The Shetlands are islands near Scotland. These men were the Vikings. They came to Britain in ships and carried away animals, gold, and sometimes women and children, too. Now, 1000 years later, people in the Shetland...
  • Famous Bonfire Tradition
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    Tracy Willing English 1301 9/15/2000 Traditions May Come, But Should They Go When the sixty foot tall, 2 million pound stack of logs came crashing down on Texas A&M University students last November, it left 12 students dead, and 27 injured. Not only did the ninety year old tradition result in death of human life, it also became apparent that the traditions own life was at stake. Should the tradition die along with those 12 students I think not. Some opponents of the bonfire are stating that the...

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