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  • Compassion And Sacrifice
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    William Faulkner said that 'The best literature is about the old universal truths, such as love, honor, pride, compassion, and sacrifice. ' This means that long standing truths contain ideas that appeal to people and also create a sense of feeling for the particular characters in the novel. I agree with Faulkner's statement because many books that I have read have contained the elements he named. This statement is true of the book I read, The Green Mile by Stephen King, because this novel has mu...
  • Shame To Midnight's Children
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    Criticism of Shame Shame, published in 1983, a year before his most famous work The Satanic Verses, presents a fabulist ic account in a country that disturbingly represents Pakistan. Critically, Shame is compared to Midnight's Children because the of its resemblances in themes and style. The idea for Shame, reported interviewer Ronal Hayman in Books and Book men, grew out of Rushdie's interest in the Pakistani concept of sha ram, a word that denotes a hybrid of embarrassment, discomfiture, decen...
  • Title The Name Of The Rose
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    In the title of the novel, The name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco, the 'rose' can signify many ideas. By making this the title of the book, Eco has attracted the attention of a reader because it suggests a number of things. A rose can be all of nature, the most beautiful of it, a girl, etc. Just as the title suggests several answers, so can the implications in the novel. The rose can be the Church, the richest and most powerful organization in the entire world. As each of its most devoted die, a l...
  • Reader The Truth Through The Themes
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    "A writer's job is to tell the truth" - Ernest Hemingway. This quote means that it is a writer's job to convey some sort of truth or accuracy to the reader. I agree. This is shown in the novel, A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway through the setting and characterization in the novel. It is also shown in the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee through the themes and setting of the novel. In the war novel, A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway demonstrates that it is a writer's job to c...
  • Winterson's Choice
    436 words
    ORANGE as a lesbian novel It is hard to definite 'lesbian novels'. Some concern about the writers' background, some concern about the content... but we think Oranges has lesbian flavour, it is related to lesbianism in a sense that Winterson puts lesbian issue in an explicit, expressive and direct way. She describes her intimate relations with female figures-Melanie, Katy, before that with Elsie, her mother and the church community (female-oriented), male figures seem to be excluded. But yet Oran...
  • Phil Whitaker's Third Novel
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    Gone for a Burton The Face by Phil Whitaker 246 pp, Atlantic Books The Face is Phil Whitaker's third novel. When he's not writing, he works as a GP and forensic medical examiner. It shows. The book is appalling in its detail, steady in its gaze, and deeply penetrating in its insight into flesh and blood. Whitaker's first novel, Eclipse of the Sun (1997), was well crafted and intriguing. His second, Triangulation (1999), was well crafted and charming. The Face is a major advance on these two: it'...
  • Hatsue's Search For The Truth
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    "It is a disordered world which is presented in Snow Falling on Cedars". This disorder is present in both David Gutterson's novel and Hick's film. It is a disorder of society. Through this disorder many truths are examined, such as, the truth of racism and prejudice, the truth of love, of justice, of purity, of accidental occurrences, of facts and evidence, of crime and of cultural identity. The search for these truths and the nature of them is expressed through literator y techniques and cinema...

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