Beowulf: Symbolisms of Masculinity and Heroism

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Germanic warrior culture replaced the Romans as the dominant force in Western Europe beginning in the fifth century AD. They deposed merely all roman traditions and customs, superseding them with their own beliefs. The whole empire was ruined by people, who most of all praised war, manhood, and dignity. Cultural peculiarities of those people are widely reflected in the archaic epos of Anglo-Saxons, written by an unknown ...

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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 15 Dec 2017

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The characters in Joy Luck Club differ from “Chan is missing” characters by, the first by having gender differences, second (C.I.M) characters arent trying to form mother/daughter bonds and third a major culture clash or conflict of cultural backgrounds happens in Joy Luck Club; therefore, The novelist and director both focus on the same issues and problems that Asian Americans face, being the topic of Behavioral assimilation/acculturation ...

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 15 Dec 2017

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat In this essay I will be analysing Edward Lear's poem ‘The Owl and the Pussy-Cat' (Appendix 1), first providing a technical stylistic analysis concentrating on sound patterning, secondly locating its place in the history of poetry for children, and thirdly how the poem envisages childhood. Written in December 1867 for the daughter of a close friend of Lear, it was first published ...

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Frankenstein: The Relationship between God and Man

23 Mar 2015 15 Dec 2017

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In Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, the book examines a variety of aspects of ambition. For instance, with Victor, ambition proves to be his undoing, and, in turn, Victor's example becomes a forewarning for Robert Walton; meanwhile, the Creature is, in a sense, Victor's child and thus inherits facets of Victor's ambition--but because the Creature is also a conglomerate of all the humans who embody him, he is ...

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Development of Winston Smith in 1984

23 Mar 2015 15 Dec 2017

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The ideological development of Winston Smith in 1984 One of the two most famous books of George Orwell, 1984, depicts a pessimistic vision of the future world consisting of three totalitarian states; Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia, constantly at war with each other and keeping masses under careful observation and entire control. Therefore, the average people in 1984 cannot develop in any ways, except physically, because all their ...

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Wuthering Heights: Questions and Answers

23 Mar 2015 15 Dec 2017

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Mr. Lockwood remembered he was sleeping on a wooden bed and the wind and tree branches were hitting the window. He was so upset by the noise, while, in a dream, got up and tried to open the window. He failed, because seems the window was welded, and then broke the glass with his fist and pulled his hand to remove the annoying branch, but instead of ...

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Examples of Literary Text Analysis

23 Mar 2015 15 Dec 2017

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The written word can spark so much in a person. It can bring a person to have a great imagination, transform a person into a hero, villain, anything that person wants to be. The written word can take a person to any part of the world without even leaving the comfort of your home. The written word breaks through cultural barriers, gives a person other perspectives. The ...

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Harry Potter: Impact of the Books, Themes and Controversies

23 Mar 2015 15 Dec 2017

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Chapter II The Harry Potter Phenomenon 2.1 How did it start? The Harry Potter phenomenon started slowly, as we have seen Rowling had a lot of trouble trying to publish the book and 12 publishing houses turned her down but she had perseverance and she really believed in the books, in the story and kept on trying. The content of the books was so unique, so fantastic ...

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Voltaire's Candide: Analysis of Tragedy and Humour

23 Mar 2015 15 Dec 2017

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Tragic Humor: Realism and Comedy as Satirical Tools in Voltaire's Candide There are few chapters in Voltaire's classic satire Candide that are wholly comedic; in truth, it seems there are fewer still that do not throw light on the tragic degradation, destruction, and immorality of a humanity fed on others misery. An optimist, the character of Candide should contrast directly the pessimism and unhappiness of the world ...

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Hamlet and Sure Thing | Analysis of Timing and Language

23 Mar 2015 15 Dec 2017

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Getting it Right: An analysis of Timing and Language in Hamlet and Sure Thing This essay explores how language is used to reveal the hidden inner thoughts and feelings of characters, and how timing can play a crucial part in the portrayal of dramatic characters to the audience. The work addresses how, in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, language portrays the gradual working through of Hamlet’s thoughts, towards his ultimate ...

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Analysis of Desiree's Baby By Kate Chopin

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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Desiree's Baby has been set in the days before the abolition of slavery in the big farms/plantations owned by whites and tendered by black slaves in the Southern State of Texas. Monsieur Valmonde finds an abandoned baby by the wayside. His wife, Madam Valmonde, does not have a child of her own thus; she takes the baby and names her Desiree. Madam Valmonde and her husband, Monsieur ...

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Adrienne Rich and Nancy Sommers | Comparison

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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Adrienne Rich and Nancy Sommers are both women writers, that in "When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision" and "Between the Drafts" respectively, are struggling to identify themselves as writers through the revision of their own work. In both texts we can follow their travel in past through which they recognize and analyze all those things that influenced them and formed their writing style. They are both ...

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One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Clockwork Orange

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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In both Burgess and Kesey books we are hosted by characters that are rejected by society. Society which has impacted them so greatly, that it has caused them to make decisions that have affected the outcome of each of these brilliant novels. In the Clockwork Orange we are introduced to the character Alex. Alex in this novel can be viewed as the unreliable narrator, due to the ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest and Dr. Faustus | Comparison

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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Deception and hypocrisy remained a challenge to social morality since ages and every great writer has taken into consideration this socio-ethical dilemma in his works and has depicted its various manifestations at various levels. Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde depict various manifestations of deceptions and hypocrisy i.e. self-deception by denial of realities, trickery to others, and self-consideration through ...

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Tradition and Individual Talent by T.S Eliot: Analysis

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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T.S Eliot Tradition and Individual Talent and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Tradition and individual talent Eliot's essays actually map a highly personal set of preoccupations, responses and ideas about specific authors and works of art, as well as formulate more general theories on the connections between poetry, culture and society. Perhaps his best-known essay, “Tradition and the Individual Talent” was first published in 1919 ...

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Women in Early Twentieth Century Women's Literature

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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The Relationship between Women in Early Twentieth Century Women's Literature In twenty first century pop culture, relationships between women are portrayed as being tightly knit and balanced as displayed by characters from the book The Friday Night Knitting Club or the television show Sex and the City. While women in twenty first century media very often have a female antagonist, there are the female friends to whom ...

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde | Summary

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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In what way does Robert Louis Stevenson build intrigue and interest the reader in ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' The book ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' was written in 1885 in Bournemouth, England and in January 1886 was first published by Longmans, Green & Co, and is probably one of Stevenson's best-known stories he wrote. The novella is a ...

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Matigari by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o | Summary and Analysis

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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"Matigari" is novel written by one of the most famous east African writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o. The novel "Matigari" was first written and published in Kikuyu in 1986, which was later translated and published in English in the year 1987. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, wrote "Matigari" in Kikuyu so that the messages within the novel can reach the masses of Africa (the poor). According to F.Odun Balogun, Ngugi ...

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Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence | Book Report

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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The novel Lady Chatterley's Lover begins by introducing the female protagonist, Constance Chatterley. She was brought up as a bohemian of the upper-middle class, and at 23, she marries Clifford Chatterley, an aristocrat. After their honeymoon, he is sent to war, and returns paralysed from the waist down, impotent. Clifford grows to be an accomplished writer, and many academic men frequently gather at the Chatterley's mansion. The ...

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My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult | Summary and Analysis

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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Anna Transplant Kidney Characters Anna Fitzgerald Anna is a 13-year-old girl from a middle-class family in Rhode Island. Her father, Brian, is a firefighter, and her mother, Sara, is a housewife who used to be a lawyer. Her two older siblings are Jesse and Kate. Jesse is an adult who has had a troubled past and lives in an apartment at the family house. Kate is 16 ...

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'Breath Eyes Memory' by Edwidge Danticat | Book Report

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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This is a story about the journey women face in cultures which does not give them the liberty of justice. The book 'Breath Eyes Memory' by Edwidge Danticat is about the journey of a woman as she faces the many hardships due to her mother and the culture that exists around them. The book deals with the relationship between the mother and the daughter and how both ...

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Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift | Analysis of Satire

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Abstract: this thesis provides a possible insight into Gulliver's Travels by analyzing Jonathan Swift's satires rather than reading it as a children's book. Swiftian satires about humanity in the four books are to the fullest. The whole novel is like a mirror by which human flaws are reflected. It probably would long have been forgotten if the book did not carry critical thinking about humanity. An analysis ...

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The Spread of the English Language

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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English is the language of survival in the present battle of life .This prevalence of English language came as a result of the British colonizing movements previously and the present economical and political power of English speaking countries that imposed themselves and as a result imposed their language on the globe[1]. The essay will include the causes of the dominance of English in the world, its part ...

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A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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A Streetcar Named Desire From time to time in life, there are periods when one is faced with conflicts and more often, it does not matter how hard one tries, you just can't fix things and you end up feeling like a broken record. A Streetcar Named Desire focuses on an inconsolable woman called Blanche Dubois. Blanche is a victim of herself and her lifestyle as much ...

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Sociological Theories of Language and Power

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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Given that sociological theories are just that- theories, it is impossible to say that they can sufficiently explain or define any aspect of our lives. However, sociological theories can help us to understand the way in we interact with each other and society thereby broadening our knowledge and perspectives. In the following discussion we will look briefly at some of the main sociological perspectives. We will then ...

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Othello by William Shakespeare | Summary and Analysis

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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Othello, is a very known playwright written by the famous writer William Shakespeare. If you are a person who have read many of his works you would know that his writings are based on love, triumph and tragedy also. Just by reading Othello I can tell that the story is about jealously and betrayal of lovers, and someone ends up dead because of the drama involved with ...

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The Monk by Matthew Lewis | Summary and Analysis

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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Introduction The monk which is an historical novel written by Matthew Lewis in 1796, is noted as one of the most complicated among the classic gothic novels that were published in those times; between 1764 and 1820). From the begging, the novel portrays reveals sexuality and the meaning of "catholic" lust and incest. The novel later overted the complicated and homoerotic nuances of sexuality which have shocked ...

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Romeo and Juliet | Summary and Analysis

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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The classic story line of star-crossed lovers has been replicated time and time again, but possibly the most renowned version is William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet No matter what version is consulted, whether it be the original script or the movie rendition directed by Baz Luhrmann, this familiar plot of the age-old play ultimately ends in the tragic death of the romantic couple. However, no calamity to ...

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The Hobbit | Summary and Analysis

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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The Hobbit is an exciting fantasy about a hobbit that goes on the most fantastic adventure of his life. Bilbo (hobbit) goes to Middle Earth to seek the long lost treasure. Along the way, Bilbo encounters new friends, strange wild beasts, unlimited amount of danger, and temptation. The plot of this magnificent fantasy fits the 'quest' pattern from the beginning, all the way to the end. The ...

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Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space, Brent Staples

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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In the essay, "Just Walk on By," Brent Staples succeeds greatly in demonstrating the current negative view of black men in America and the fact that racism is still alive today. He narrates a personal anecdote about the path he takes to understand the effect his appearance can have on his environment. Staples describes his extreme frustration at the fact that racism plays such a large role ...

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The Beloved, by Toni Morrison | Summary and Analysis

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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"124 was spiteful. 124 was loud. 124 was quiet." The house 124 that Sethe's family lives in is haunted by the ghost of the baby who drives her two sons away as well as the rest of the neighbourhood. Paul D, an old friend from Sweet Home, visits 124 in search of Baby Suggs, Sethe's mother-in-law, only to find she died eight years ago. Paul D is ...

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John Milton's Faith and Use of Literary Devices

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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Many of John Milton's poetry contain religious subjects, as well as much of the literature during the Early Modern Period. Milton grew up a normal life, and attended school and universities. Afterwards Milton married a woman who left him soon after the marriage and the two were divorced. Later on, she came back and the two reconciled. In the later years of Milton lost many loved ones ...

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Bravery And Heroism Essay

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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Introduction: Humans have been attracted by tales of bravery, heroism, courage from time immemorial. It is something in out bent of mind which makes us admire the absurd, makes us stand up & take note of something which on the first look looks crazy, but on further analysis throws up a story of grit and determination. It is this human infatuation with the macho persona that made ...

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Comparison of Post War Poetry

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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Write an essay comparing John Agard's, ‘In Times of Peace', and Fred D'Aguiar's, ‘War on Terror': The post-war Caribbean Diaspora, and its attending aesthetic rise in poetics, is rooted in a celebration of paradox - in the disorientation and anxiety of a conflicted cultural identity, and consequentially, the self-examination and inspection it provokes. John Agard and Fred d'Aguiar are no exception as both are of Guyanese origin, ...

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Little Bee, by Chris Cleave: Analysis

23 Mar 2015 14 Dec 2017

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Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, is a novel that explores both the frailty of the human condition and the endurance of the human spirit. It delves into unthinkable evil, but simultaneously celebrates its characters in their ability to transcend all that weighs them down, including their pasts, their secrets, and their flaws. The book is about the bond formed between two women and how the relationship that ...

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