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  • Collective Destiny Of The Plague
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    The twentieth century afforded the opportunity to augment the "spiritual" Walt Whitman eloquently described, in his nineteenth century work "I Hear America Singing", with the voices of the human collective the world over (from the downtown city dweller to the indigenous natives roaming the wilds). The mechanics, wives, and many different human identities could have sang, "What belongs to him or her and to none else". In this century, Humanity's collective accomplishments made it possible for man...
  • Our Town By Thornton Wilder
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    Thornton Wilder was one of the America's greatest writers of all time. Thought of as a star of the first magnitude unusually versatile, original, and clever. (Phelps 2881). He brought small town life in America to theatres with his play Our Town. Wilder expressed many values in his work such as Christian morality, community, the family, and appreciation of everyday pleasures. They are all traditional but his methods in theatre were highly unorthodox. He linked the lives of the characters to gene...
  • Killing Of Santiago Nasar
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    CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD: English A 1 arya mahan Chronicle of a death foretold is written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The book tells overall of the p retold death of a man, Santiago Nasar. The death of Santiago Nasar is revealed immediately, in the opening lines of the novel. Its reasons and details, are divulged slowly throughout the entirety of the plot. Nasar is killed in the story upon the general reasoning that he is the one to blame for the premarital devirgninization of one Angela Vic...
  • Town Of El Dorado Springs
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    The Town of El Dorado Springs Picking research projects, sometimes for me, is an agonizing problem that eventually turns into an enlightening experience; what was to be my American Humanities research project was just such an experience. I had preliminarily thought I'd look into cultural myths. While researching myths, Iran across El Dorado Springs, MO., under the category of geographical myths, in the library computer. I thought how interesting while also wondering why. The book listed had been...
  • Ken Kesey His First Published Novel
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    The idea of having the power of taming an unknown, rugged territory has always been a significant goal in American society. The early American settlers came over to this continent to find a better home with the intention to conquer and make their surroundings fit their needs. In an interview with Ken Kesey, he said: What I explore in all my work: wilderness. Settlers on this continent from the beginning have been seeking wilderness and its wilderness. The explorers and pioneers sought that wilde...
  • Sunshine Sketches Of A Little Town Leacock
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    Affectionately combining both the idyllic and the ironic, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, is Stephen Leacock's most beloved books". (back of book.) Stephen Leacock's, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, is a satirical novel about a town and the people that live in it. The little town, Leacock titled, Mariposa, is a universal town. The people in Mariposa all thought they are the perfect image until now. Stephen Leacock unwraps the characters layer by layer, to show the reader the inside and n...
  • Life Of The Running Man
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    Truth or Consequences (on the short story Keeping Fit) Life is a mixture of truths, choices, and consequences. Turning points in a life occur when truths are seen, consequences are realized, and choices are made. It may be a vague insinuation of a truth that has never been seen, or it may be a blunt reality that is forced onto a person. It may lead to a welcome change that is healthy and favorable, or it may lead to an uninvited transformation that is ultimately regretful. Seeing a truth complet...
  • Successful Life And Irwaddy
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    Nectar in a Sieve is a novel that takes you on an adventure through the rapidly changing country of India. Throughout this novel, you meet a series of characters that all relate to each other in some way, yet are vastly different to one another. Although all of the characters had distinctive backgrounds and appealing personalities, I found Irwaddy to be the most interesting individual in this book. Her captivating beauty and her secretive personality surrounded me and enthralled me to keep on re...
  • Trivial Things In Life
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    What is the purpose of life? Is it to obtain wealth, fortune, or become famous? Or do the trivial things in life, occurring everyday, make life grand and give life its purpose? Thornton Wilder attempted to answer this very intricate question, a question which plays with each of our minds once in a while, through his play, Our Town. In Our Town, he exemplified his view of life and what it truly means by not only reflecting upon life, but also, death. Through death, we learn what life really is, a...
  • Grotesques Of Anderson
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    " "What Middletown thinks" or "feels" or "is" " cannot be conversed without a great deal of misrepresentation. "As many qualifications must be noted in speaking of a "typical" Middletown citizen as in speaking of Middletown as a "typical" American inland city" (Lynd, 402). This means that Middletown people are talked about as several "qualifications" which as well turn to be a stereotype of American domestic city. Thus this paper will not try to reflect the stereotype of Middletown, but only bri...
  • Nick And Marjorie's Relationship
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    In Hemingway's story, "The End of Something", Nick Adams faces a decision that will affect the rest of his life. He is torn between staying with his girlfriend and leaving her to pursue a life that she can't offer. The town of Hortons Bay resembles his relationship with Marjorie in that what was once alive and vibrant is now empty and meaningless. Nick had come to a crossroads in his life and had to decide if what he was doing would make him happy and if not then what steps would he need to take...

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