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  • Kafka The Ultimate Father Figure
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    Kafka's Portrayal of Characters Franz Kafka, born on July 3, 1883 in Bohemia, in the city of Prague, has been recognized as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Virtually unknown during his lifetime, the works of Kafka have since been recognized as symbolizing modern man's distress and distorted alienation in an unintelligible, hostile, or indifferent world. None of Kafka's novels were printed during his lifetime, and it was only with reluctance that he published a fraction of h...
  • Being Thoughtful Towards His Own Family Name
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    Bad Euthyphro Euthyphro did not act pious toward his father at all. If he had been trying to be a pious human he would to think deeper in to what he did. Euthyphro turned in his father for killing one man, but he only satisfied one part of being a pious person. According to the American Heritage Dictionary being a pious person has " devotion and severance towards his god and family". Euthyphro only pleased his god; by bring justice towards his father. He maimed his family and betrayed them. Bein...
  • The Rain
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    THE ILLUSTRATED MAN This is a collection of short stories written by Ray Bradbury. The story opens when a man, on a walking tour of Wisconsin, meets another man whose body is covered in tattoos. The man with the tattoos, known as the Illustrated Man, is looking for a job. He camped the night with the other man. His tattoos, he told him, where given to him by a witch from the future. When the sun comes down, the tattoos come to life, and play out little dramas upon the man's flesh. Each of the st...
  • Nguyen Van Le
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    Searching for peace in war Staring silently out the window on a chilly Sunday morning, Nguyen Van Le still hears the screams of children devastated by landmines and relives again, the sights of crying wives at the loss of their husbands. 'Like so many young boys, I was plagued with an absence of a father I never experienced or knew truly about'. The loss of his father in the hands of brutal Vietcong guerrillas caused immense emotional grief within the family and it was difficult to contemplate l...
  • Only Thing
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    Pitter-patter. The sound of light rain falling against the window sill has continued since early morning. It is now early evening. The skies are preparing for sunset, as hues of orange and blue mingle, intercepted by streaks of violet. In the base green field beyond the pediatrics building, sits my father, alone, on a wooden bench. The bench is socked to a dark brown. My father is as drenched as the bench; he holds no umbrella. Instead, through my window, I can see that he is gripping something ...

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