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  • Thomas More And Richard Rich
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    Bolt's 'A Man For All Seasons': Reasons for A Person's Actions Reading about individuals whose ways of life are dramatically different from our own provides readers with fresh insights into their own experiences and ideas. A reader of A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt, may not be accustomed to the actions of the play's characters. Though, it is important to figure out and understand why the character reacts or acts as he / she does. This enables the reader to have a new or modified outlook o...
  • Misconceptions Of Society Krents
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    In "Darkness at Noon", Harold Krents vividly describes some of the everyday prejudices disabled citizens must face. Presented in an often humorous fashion, the author opens the reader's eyes to the cruel ironies of society's pre-conceived and inaccurate judgments, and their long reaching effects on his life. Krents begins his essay by pointing out to the reader that he cannot see himself, and thus, often has to depend upon the viewpoints of others. He states: "To date it has not been narcissisti...
  • Old Boy And The Brother Of Miranda
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    The short story", The Grave", by Katherine Anne Porter began in a secluded area that had once been the family cemetery. The cemetery was owned by the grandmother who had just passed away. In her will she had requested the land be sold and this required the family cemetery to be moved. Two children had come across the empty graves while they were hunting. Their hunting excitement is lost when they kill a rabbit and discover the rabbit was about to give birth. The central idea is about life and de...
  • Daniel's Early Life Without Love
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    The Soul of the New Machine Over the last two decades, a technological revolution has occurred as computers have become essential to our society. The rapid development of computer technologies has brought people infinite convenience and a higher standard of living. However, increasing numbers of people have lost their souls and identities because of excessively immersing their lives in the cyberspace. In high-tech corporations, many employees lack social skills, forming their own unique computer...
  • Statement From Ulysses The Reader
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    Ulysses, The Winter of a King By: dave The Winter of a King In the poem Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the readers are shown a great king in the later years of his life. The reader finds Ulysses reflecting on the glorious days of his youth and planning that by some means he will obtain those glorious times again. He refuses to accept a future of growing old and ruling his kingdom. Ulysses will not let the rest of his life pass him by just sitting still on his throne, doing the mundane job of ...
  • Perfect And Ideal Chevalier Servant
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    Cyrano de Bergerac Every generation has its own heroes that display what they believe to be ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano de Bergerac is a perfect and ideal 'chevalier servant'; , or to put it in simple terms, a perfect example of how many protagonists wi...
  • Philips Aunt And Uncle
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    Family, love, and friendships are a few of the many colorful threads that are taken and woven into a tapestry of life. Every person one meets on the way will influence the patterns of that tapestry. Every incident, be it tragic or cheerful, will guide the shuttle to take on new directions. With this in mind, William Somerset Maughams autobiographical novel Of Human Bondage offers the reader a first person perspective on the first thirty years of a young mans life. Philip Carey was born with a cl...
  • Passage Of Time As Omar Khayyam
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    The Rubaiyat: A Victorious Ride Into the Distance Sunset Omar Khayyam believes that every moment on earth is extremely precious and should be lived to the fullest. In his verses titled The Rubaiyat Khayyam presents evidence of the passage of life and the uncertainty of any existence after death in a hope to inspire a sense of higher value of life in the reader. The author uses vivid metaphors expressing the only things that are definite in life: the sun rising in the morning and the stars twinkl...
  • Meaursalt As A Meaningless Person
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    The new approach to the philosophical thinking of humankind being has been developed recently by many trends in the cultural development. A very popular now belief that the meaning of life is meaningless resembles the written works of the last century. Many people argue that the ignorance of socially accepted principles can lead a person to the freedom of his perception and eventually behavior. However, the real life is often far away from that what these philosophies teach us. It happens that t...
  • Helga Of Her Own Childhood
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    The Tragic Fate of an Unrequited Childhood By Darcy Jo Gauger In reading Quicksand written by Nella Larsen one may come to the end of the book with a reaction much like what! Then, in frustration, throw the book down, lean an aggravated head back, and continue to ponder the books in its entirety. One may wonder how a promising life could end in such a sad way. Where did Helga Crane go wrong What could she have done differently Along with these questions, a reader may feel strongly enough to cond...
  • Midaq Alley Book Review Naguib Mahfouz
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    Midaq Alley Book Review Naguib Mahfouz is the author of the book Midaq Alley that was translated from Arabic by Trevor Le Gassick. First published in 1966, Midaq Alley displays a historical period of Egypt in the most intimate sense as it is persesnted through the lives of the characters that inhabit the alley. Although the book is set in the early forties it possesses a taste of eternity as the reader watches the characters struggle through questions of morality, ethics, and traditions. (The an...
  • Young Maggie's Life
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    Stephen Crane's short story Maggie: a Girl of the Streets takes place in New York City near the end of the 19th century. Maggie is a young girl growing up in the ghetto. Crane reveals to the reader the feelings of desperation, resentment, poverty, and violence that Maggie is exposed to as a part of her everyday life. The reader is transported directly to the slums that were a part of the everyday life for many immigrants at the turn of the century. The story gives the reader an in depth look at ...

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