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  • Faust Calls On Mephisto
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    Faust: Book Review Chris Davidson This novel written originally by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and translated by Walter Kaufmann. There are 201 pages in this novel... This book is a poem divided into two parts and has many adventures in it. The point of view is from the writer of the play, 3rd person narration. The theme of this novel is Don't always take the easy way out of things because in the end you will pay for them. This novel starts off with Mephisto the Devil asking God to be able to tem...
  • Book And Some People
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    BILLY BUDD There are many ways you can argue if the novel Billy Budd was a good novel or a bad one. You can determine this by looking at such things as plot, character, and the use of language. The book is about a sailor that has been impressed (the act of forcibly taking sailors and making them serve in the navy) by the British navy. It is set in the late 1700's during the French Revolution which overthrew the anarchy, addressed peoples concerns, and it was mainly a focus on human rights. The R...
  • Sickness And The Plague
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    Albert Camus' 'The Plague " The novel that I chose to do this report on was, 'The Plague', by Albert Camus. It is about a plague that hit the European countries in the middle ages. I chose to describe the literary term of parallelism. Here are some following facts about the story's plot that involve parallelism through the novel. The novel begins at Oran where the plague becomes known. The main character, Dr. Gerard Rieux, is a doctor. In the beginning of the story he finds a dead rat on the flo...
  • Evident In The Novel And Mack
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    Research Report: The Great Gatsby In "The Great Gatsby: A Criticism of American Society", author Ned Mack discusses how F. Scott Fitzgerald criticizes the American Society in the 1920's for its trend to waste, advertise, encourage superficial relationships, and an obsession with appearances. All four of these things are very evident in the novel, and Mack just breaks each of them down individually. Mack talks about how the Valley of Ashes is an example of people being wasteful in the 1920's. Peo...
  • Love For Tj Papa
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    In the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry many characters took risks the two that stick out in my head the most is of papa and TJ. TJ didn't study for a test so he wondered his eyes about until he saw some answers on a nearby classmates answer sheet. He could of suffered the consequence of failing the test and only getting into a little trouble with his parents but he got caught cheating, since he was a colored child he was thrown out of school. Throughout this, whole novel TJ has made dozens of...
  • One Example Of The Careless Natures
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    Themes of violence and carelessness are found throughout the text of The Great Gatsby. A violent act is portrayed in every chapter of the novel but one; often, the episodes are the products of passion, but they are also frequently due to carelessness. Myrtle Wilson's tragic death perfectly embodies the sort of negligence, passion, and power that hangs about calamity throughout the novel. The driver, Daisy, appears suddenly, kills Myrtle, and leaves suddenly, without taking responsibility for dam...
  • Tom Robinson And Boo Radley
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    Injustice Injustice is a problem in which everyone faces, unfortunately this cruelty cannot be ignored. In this novel, titled ' To Kill A Mockingbird ', there are three characters who suffer the most injustice. They are Atticus, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Atticus, is a man of great wisdom, he suffers from the fact that he had committed to taking on a difficult Negro case. He was constantly persecuted for this decision, which made him work even harder at winning the case. Even though his family...
  • Most Injustice In The Novel
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    Injustices a problem which everyone faces. Nobody likes to suffer from injustice, yet they do it to others. In the novel, ' To Kill A Mockingbird ' written by Harper Lee, there are three characters who suffer the most injustice. They are Atticus, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Atticus, a man with great wisdom, suffers from the fact that he had taken on a Negro case. He was constantly persecuted for his decision, which made him work even harder at winning the case. Eventhough his family was made fu...
  • Clay Figure Of Roz
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    Olive Martin was sentenced to life for killing and dismembering her mother and sister, earning herself the nickname the Sculptress. The way in which she mutilated the bodies was horrific but in a crude sense artistic (like a Sculptress). In addition, Olive is also dubbed "the Sculptress" for the crude wax and clay figures she moulds in her cell of imaginary people as well as people she is familiar with (pg 97). Olive began to mould it. Her memory was good. She had no doubt of her ability to imbu...
  • Same Bed As Queequeg
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    Moby-Dick: The Winding Road Homosexuality portrayed in the novel, Moby-Dick, was used many times over the 135 chapters. Ishmael's encounters with Queequeg, and their subsequent marriage challenges the controversial lines of male identity in the mid-nineteenth-century. Controversial lines were in fact crossed many times in this book, and Moby-Dick critics express deep concern in the way Melville uses Queequeg as a vessel to explore homosexuality and push it along with underlying tones throughout ...
  • Written Novel
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    The novel I read was The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. My copy of The Outsiders was published in 1997, but the original was first published in 1967, both by Viking Penguin. S.E. Hinton wrote this novel when she was just sixteen in the 1950's. The times are different, so some thing were a little confusing, but overall the book was written well. The story takes place in a city in Oklahoma in the 1950's. The storys main character is a boy by the name of Ponyboy who is fourteen years old. He is sensitiv...
  • People Stay In The Same Place
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    John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wraith is "the epic story of the Joad family's migration from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl to the Promised Land of California". The novel has many twists and turns that end up in themes. "Us people got to stick together to get by these hard times " is a quote by Dorothea Lange, from the novel The Bitter Years, which is a photographic essay about the Depression. This quote happens to be one of the major themes on the novel The Grapes of Wraith. To survive through th...
  • Garp's Third Relationship With Helen
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    People often mistakenly see feminism as a radical idea that is the direct opposite of male chauvinism, labeling "feminists" as "malicious". John Irving's The World According to Garp is a book about feminism. Irving challenges the narrow-minded notion that feminists are man-hating females, but rather people who believe men and women should receive equal rights. Garp is a man who most definitely desires women, yet does not aimlessly follow the cycle that has seemed to follow throughout the novel a...
  • I For Isobel Realities And Responsibilities
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    "I for Isobel suggests that books can be both a source of solace and an excuse for avoiding social realities and responsibilities" Discuss. The use of literature as a source of solace is strongly portrayed throughout I for Isobel, showing how it can provide comfort, support, relief, and consolation and still be enjoyable. The novel also demonstrates how books can be used as an avoidance technique of both social realities and responsibilities, but more particularly it demonstrates how Isobel shut...
  • Discrimination And Prejudice
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    The novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" by, Harper Lee, presents many different issues throughout the story. The main issues faced are discrimination and prejudice. These issues are both relevant to the time that the novel was published, as it was a time when most white people where in favour against black people no matter what the circumstances are. This takes place today, except it is no where near as bad as it was back then, and isn't carried into courts, it is mainly peoples views. In this novel, ...
  • Theme Of The Novel
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    The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930's lived. The novel tells of one family's migration west to California through the great economic depression of the 1930's. The bank took possession of their land because the owners could not pay off their loan. The novel shows how the Joad family deals with moving to California, and how they survive the cruelty of the landowners that took advan...

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