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  • Alec And Sophie
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    Sophie's Heart, by Lori Wick, is the story of Sophie, an educated young woman who moves from her homeland, Czechoslovakia, to America where she becomes a housekeeper for a lonely young widower and his three children. This book takes place mainly in Wisconsin in the 1990's. Sophie moved from Czechoslovakia to American and became employed as a housekeeper for Alec Riley. She grew to love his three children and gradually her love extended to Alec himself, who returned her love with his own. Near th...
  • Situation
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    Steve B. HermanssonHW # 8 Sophie was given the hardest question ever imaginable. How could someone ever be able to choose the fate of his or her own children? If I understood correctly she had two children one about 4 years old and the other about one year old. I think Sophie should have chosen the youngest to die, because she probably wouldn't have been able to survive through the death camp and would have made it harder for Sophie to survive. Were, as the older child would have had a greater p...
  • Sophie Back In The Home
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    Sophie's Heart This novel is excellent and extremely well written. It follows the life of Sophie, a Czechoslovakian woman who immigrates to America. Sophie was a translator for the Czech Government and is fluent in German, Italian, Russian and Polish. Unfortunately, Sophie was not fluent in English. When Sophie comes to America she has huge difficulties in finding a job. After 9 months in America she meets Janet Ring at a local church. Janet and her family then slowly get to know Sophie and real...
  • Only Way For Poprishchin And Sophie
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    Within Diary of a Madman, Gogol attempts a tale of epic proportions, if only for the schizophrenic mumblings of a character so immersed in his own psychosis that he fails to realize that the entire world does not share his own delusions. Through numerous journal entries, Aksenty Ivanovich Poprishchin leads us throughout his world, from his mediocre job and crush on his employer's daughter, to his encounters with dogs of higher intelligence, to the torments he undergoes at the hands of the Spanis...
  • Sophie's First Lesson In Philosophy
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    Sophie's World Looking in her mailbox one afternoon, a fourteen- year- old Norwegian schoolgirl named Sophie Amundsen finds a surprising white envelope containing a piece of paper. On it are written two questions: "Who are you" and "Where did the world come from". And at the same time she is also receiving letters for a girl named Hilde Moller Kang and Sophie also finds a silk red scarf in her bedroom, not belonging to her, but to this girl Hilde. The writer is an enigmatic philosopher named Alb...
  • Adventure Of Sophie's A Dream For Hilde
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    As the story progresses in Sophie's World, Sophie Amundsen continues on with her philosophy lessons. As she gets more and more involved with these lessons she soon starts to really look at things in the world at a different perspective. Still strange things are occurring to Sophie like her getting postcards from Hildes father from the UN Battalion in Lebanon. Sophie still can not figure out why these postcards are coming to her and not Hilde. Sophie starts learning about the Hellenistic Age in p...
  • Warping Sophie And Alberto Reality
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    Sophies World Jostein Gaarder REMARKABLE a whimsical and ingenious mystery novel that also happens to be the history of Philosophy. -The Washington Post Book World Jostein Gaarder made his Norwegian literary debut in 1986 with a collection of short stories, followed by two young adult novels. In 1990 he received the Norwegian Literary Critics Award and the Ministry of Cultural and Scientific affairs Literary Prize for his book The Solitaire Mystery. Mr. Gaarder taught high school philosophy for ...
  • Choices Of Sethe And Sophie
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    Everyday, people are faced with choices. Some of lifes choices are simple, such as deciding what to wear to school or choosing a television station to watch. Other choices, however, are much more serious and have life-altering consequences. Sethe, the protagonist of Beloved, and Sophie, the main focus in Sophies Choice, are mothers that are faced with choices that change their entire lives. While the time period and characters involved differ, the choices of Sethe and Sophie can easily be compar...
  • Sophie's Clothes
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    Fiction Paper 1 Birds of a Feather Gish Jen's "Who's Irish?" is full of symbolism, allowing the reader the ability to find many levels of depth in this story. Jen uses a first person narrator to tell of the struggle to understand and live in a completely different culture. There are four pieces of symbolism that assist in the interpretation of this story: Sophie, Sophie's clothes, spanking, the birdfeeder. Jen begins with her largest piece of symbolism, the granddaughter, Sophie. Sophie is the j...

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