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  • Lion On The Freeway
    535 words
    The symbol of the lion represents everything in the short story "A Lion on the Freeway". It was written by Nadine Gordimer in her short story book called The Embrace of a Soldier. Gordimer was an African writer, and her stories have been translated into many languages including English for many people to enjoy. The story "A Lion on the Freeway" is about a lion which has escaped onto the freeway. Gordimer describes the scenery of a town with a zoo in it and how the main character can always hear ...
  • Term Magical Realism
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    To many critics of the genre, Magical Realism is nothing but updated children's tales being passed off as substantial literature, but if we look deeper, the essence of this movement is bared to the viewer. By looking at the history and origins of Magical Realism, as well as the term itself, we can begin to understand the importance of this writing style in today's society. The roots behind Magical Realism are found in many cultures, but the literature is mainly attributed to South American write...
  • Town Mouse Country Mouse
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    Myth- Alik i, The Gods and Goddesses of Olympics, Harper Collins Publishers, 1994. After reading The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus, my first reaction was that it was a wonderful and fascinating example of how Greek mythology explains the theories about life, death, and the wonders of nature. Although I enjoyed the book, I also wondered if it was a little too confusing to a young child, since many long Greek names were used and many characters interacting together became too complicated and invol...
  • Husband
    527 words
    Born-San Francisco, California-December 3, 1919 Died-North Bennington, Vermont- August 8, 1965-45 Have published novels, humorous fictionalized autobiographies, and children books Many have remained uncollected 1961, Edgar Allen Poe Reward, Louisa, Please 1965, Syracuse University A rents Pioneer Medal for Outstanding Achievements Moved to NY at 16 After enrolling in Syracuse, beginning of independent life for author At Syracuse, met Stanley Edgar Hyman-would marry in 1940 Hyman Achieved notorie...
  • Susan Griffin Our Secret
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    Susan Griffin's "Our Secret" is an essay in which she carefully constructs and describes history, particularly World War II, through the lives of several different people. Taken from her book A chorus of Stones, her concepts may at first be difficult to grasp; however David Bartholomae and Anthony Petro sky say that, "Griffin writes about the past - how we can know it, what its relation to the present, why we should care. In the way she writes, she is also making an argument about how we can kno...
  • Story For Their True Nature
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    A World Without Beds: stories lacking sex and shut eye by: Allison Magpayo Despite surface differences in Jeanette's Wintersons Disappearance, and Welcome To The Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut, both authors have created stories with pointed commentary at the worlds progression into the future... Both stories are set in a futuristic society that has abandoned human needs (sex and sleep) in order to benefit what the mass thinks of as the greater good. Through the plot sequences and characters used ...
  • Contrast Seeing A Beauty Queen Home
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    Discuss The Techniques Used By The Authors To Reveal Attitudes To Women In The Three Stories The three stories 'Tony Kytes: The Arch Deceiver', 'Tickets Please' and 'Seeing A Beauty Queen Home' are each set where the author had lived for a period of time, but contrast greatly, for instance, 'Tony Kytes: The Arch Deceiver' is set in rural Wessex (Dorset), in the late 19th century. It displays attitudes to women in a very traditional way, whereas in 'Tickets Please', the women have a less traditio...

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