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  • Humor For Austen's Readers
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    The Subtle Humor of Pride and Prejudice Of all the novels that Jane Austen has written, critics consider Pride and Prejudice to be the most comical. Humor can be found everywhere in the book; in it's character descriptions, imagery, but mostly in it's conversations between characters. Her novels were not only her way of entertaining people but it was also a way to express her opinions and views on what surrounded her and affected her. Her novels were like editorials. Austen uses a variety of com...
  • Difference Between Escape Literature And Interpretive Literature
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    Spotted Horses vs. Mule in the Yard William Faulkner wrote two short stories, which are alike in many aspects. Spotted Horses and Mule in the Yard are short stories that both involve comic animal chases and financial transactions. Even though the stories are written by the same author, have similar characteristics, and share similar plot features, they are entirely different stories. The stories are both examples of interpretive literature, however Spotted Horses is a more interpretive short sto...
  • Mr Tucket
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    The two books that I read this summer are: "California Blue" by David Klass, and "Mr. Tucket" by Gary Paulsen". There are three rules for writing a good book. Unfortunately no one knows what they are". That quote was said by W. Somerset Maugham. Every Author has their own three rules. I came up with my own. The three rules that I think are the most important. The first rule that I think every book should have is a good opening sentence, and the whole structure of the beginning has to be good. In...
  • Children Of Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox
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    The Realism and Fantasy of Roald Dahl's, Fantastic Mr. Fox " The delightful tale of a fox who lives by poaching food from his three neighbours, Messrs. Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, three farmers - each one meaner than the other" (Telgan, Children " literature Review, Vol. 41, pg. 27). Mr. Fox and his family endure the hardships of attempted murder, being hunted, and starvation as the farmers resort to violence to rid themselves of Mr. Fox and preserve their livestock. Out of an undying will to survi...
  • Mr Chesnutt
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    MR. CHARLES W. CHESNUTT'S STORIES. THE critical reader of the story called The Wife of his Youth, which appeared in these pages two years ago, must have noticed uncommon traits in what was altogether a remarkable piece of work. The first was the novelty of the material; for the writer dealt not only with people who were not white, but with people who were not black enough to contrast grotesquely with white people, - who in fact were of that near approach to the ordinary American in race and colo...
  • Saboteur By Ha Jin Cultural Revolution
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    ENC 1102 Essay on the short story "Saboteur" by Han Jin. 1369 words. Saboteur, written by Ha Jin exposes a difficult period of China: the Cultural Revolution and its consequences on people's life. Through the author's skillful use of setting, symbolism and the main character's dynamism, the reader is able to understand the theme of the story that is revenge. The setting of a story has a ponderous influence on the reader's perception as it often justifies a character's behavior. In Saboteur, the ...
  • Contrast Between Windy Corner And Mrs
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    EXPLORE THE CONTRAST BETWEEN WINDY CORNER AND MRS VYSE'S 'WELL APPOINTED FLAT. ' HOW DOES OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THESE ENVIRONMENTS PREPARE US FOR THE CONFLICT IN THE NOVEL. The first comparison to be drawn between the two environs is of their names. This is the first piece of information the reader is given, and is therefore of significance, as they have different connotations. "Windy Corner" has links to nature and the weather due to the word 'windy. ' It implies change and movement-which is definit...
  • Characters Of Rosie And Mrs Mortimer
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    In the short stories, 'The Good Corn'; written by H.E. Bates and 'The Great Leapfrog Contest'; by William Saroyan techniques such as characters, point of view, setting and structure work together to explore the issue of personal conflict and establish tension between the main characters in each story. An examination of these techniques allow a more enhanced reading of the texts and in turn evoke a particular response from the reader. In the short story 'The Good Corn'; there are three main chara...
  • Soto's Usage Of Imagery
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    Back in 1990, a man named Gary Soto decided to write an autobiography about himself, titled A Summer Life. One of the more interesting portions of the book was when Mr. Soto described a summer day back when he was six years old. On that day, young Gary found out what it felt like to be a true sinner, as he stole an apple pie from the local bakery. Some readers found this as one of the more interesting parts, not because of the plot, but because of the literary devices used, such as detail, image...
  • Character Of Mr Bennet The Irresponsible Father
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    Any man who tries to argue Jane Austen's ability to draw characters would be undoubtedly a fool, for the author's talent in that area of prose is hard to match. However even the most ardent fans of Austen will have to agree with the fact that the personages she creates are not appealing to every man. An exception to that trend in this reader's opinion would be the character of Mr. Bennet, who by his sharp wit and stark realism alone redeems Pride and Prejudice for any audience who under other ci...
  • Mrs Ramsay Spies Carmichael
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    On this campus, a student has probably only communicated with approximately one-third of the population. The other two- thirds he or she learns about through here say picked up in conversation. This gossip creates a stereotypical view of these unfamiliar faces in the individual's mind since there is no previous interaction to rely on. A returning student may tell me of a visual art major that has an offending hair color and body piercings, and I can gullibly infer that the artist will develop in...
  • Reader And The Language
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    . When we understand that Mrs Jordan is anxious we know that something about the exam is different, and this is further shown by the language Slesar uses to describe the husbands response. He answers sharply which leads us to think that Mr Jordan is trying not to bring up the exam... The boys description of alert eyed and quick, nervous manner implies that he is intelligent. The reader thinks nothing of this, until we realise that he is not meant to be clever, and so this constructs the story we...
  • Character Of Mr Bennet The Irresponsible Father
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    In Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen, Austen uses Mr. Bennet to help develop the characters; in like manner, Austen uses Mr. Bennet to help develop the plot. One of Mr. Bennet's most meaningful contributions to the character development is the influence he exerts on Elizabeth. "She is obviously his favorite [daughter], and probably the only one in his family that he feels real fatherly love for" (Bowen 113). This is seen "from the fact that even though he is often very reserved and dis...
  • Story Of An Hour Mrs Mallard
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    Kate Chopin, born in 1850 is the author of 'The Story of an Hour' and 'The Blind Man'. She had a Catholic and affluent upbringing, and at the age of 20 she married Oscar Chopin. They produced 6 children and she devoted herself to motherhood. This marriage ended when Oscar Chopin died from swamp fever in 1883. Kate Chopin's doctor encouraged her to become a career writer, and she published many works, where the theme was often controversial. Kate Chopin was interested in female emancipation, raci...
  • Isa And Mr Haines
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    The text introduces the reader to a number of characters Mrs Haines, Mr Oliver, his daughter in law Isa and Rupert Haines himself. It is through the representation or rather the authorial manipulation of these first two characters that we are drawn into to the dynamic between the latter: Isa and Mr Haines. It is important to note that it is not the characters themselves that are represented as the important theme of the text but the relationships between them. The purpose of the passage is not c...
  • Knowing Mrs Mallard
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    Phil Case ley A Comparison of Two Short Stories by Kate Chopin- "The Story of an Hour" and "The Blindman" I have been studying two short stories written by Kate Chopin - "The Story of an Hour" and "The Blindman". Kate Chopin wrote both stories in the late 19th Century at a time of great technological development and industrialisation, this caused a rift between the rich and the poor. Both stories are based on repression, for example; The "Blindman" is discriminated against due to class repressio...
  • Martha During Her Time With Mr Appleby
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    The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby A short story I recently read in class was "The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby" written by Stanley Ell in. The story tells us of a fastidious man named Mr. Appleby. Who owned a Shop called "Appleby: Antiques and Curious". At the beginning of the story we are told he had come to investigate "the most efficient methods for disposing of wife" so that he can come into immediate possession of her financial estate. He then finds an appropriate case of what seems to him t...
  • Akin With The Joy Mrs Mallard
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    "An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge' And " An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge' And "The Story Of An Hour' Perceptions In "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' and "The Story of an Hour,' the authors use similar techniques to create different tones, which in turn illicit very distinct reactions from the reader. Both use a third person narrator with a limited omniscient point of view to tell of a brief, yet significant period of time. In "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,' Bierce uses this method to ...

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