Essay on Books

Chapter 1

Summary||It is so short and jumbled and jangled …||||because there is nothing intelligent to say ||||about a massacre.||picVonnegut writes in his own voice, introducing his experience of thefirebombing of Dresden, in eastern Germany, during World War II while hewas a prisoner of war and his attempt for many years to complete a book onthe subject. […]

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Streetcar Named Desirepsychology

Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire is considered by most people to be his most flawless masterpiece. This is because Williams work blends both tragic and comic elements together. He shows the true nature of the hero and doesnt let the reader judge the characters based on one single action. Most readers think because there […]

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Victorian England

The Victorian era, from the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 until her death in 1901, was an era of several unsettling social developments that forced writers more than ever before to take positions on the immediate issues animating the rest of society. Thus, although romantic forms of expression in poetry and prose continued to […]

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Irony of The Setting in The Lottery

The setting set forth by Shirley Jackson in the beginning of The Lottery creates a mood of peacefulness and tranquillity. This setting also creates an image in the mind of the reader, the image of a typical town on a normal summer day. Furthermore, Shirley Jackson uses the setting in The Lottery to foreshadow an […]

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The Chinese-American background of Amy Tan has influenced her works

An author’s cultural background can play a large part in the authors writing. Amy Tan, a Chinese-American woman, uses the cultural values of Chinese women in American culture in her novel, The Joy Luck Club. These cultural values shape the outcome of The Joy Luck Club. The two cultural value systems create conflict between the […]

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The Jungle: A close examination

There are a million people, men and women and children, who share the curse of the wage-slave; who toil every hour they can stand and see, for just enough to keep them alive; who are condemned till the end of their days to monotony and weariness, to hunger and misery, to heat and cold, dirt […]

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The Prejudiced Message of Merchant of Venice Merch

ant Venice EssaysThe Prejudiced Message of Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice portrays a prejudiced message. This is first evident in Act one when Shylock openly says to himself, “I hate him because he is a Christian….May my people be cursed if I forgive him!” All throughout the book the Christians are battling with […]

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Reverend parris

Greed can be a very destructive part of everyone’s life. It can control our every action at times. Some people let their greed get out of control, which was exactly what happened in Salem during the witch trials. Three people’s greed brought up this whole tragedy of the trials, convictions and hangings. One person is […]

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Analysis of Wuthering Heights

In the novel Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte, shows how different aspects of themes are presented for a readers consideration. Some of the important themes in Wuthering Heights are, revenge, spiritual feelings between main characters, obsession, selfishness, and responsibility. Bronte mainly focuses on the spiritual feelings of her characters. The difference between the feeling that Catherine […]

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Mark Twain, The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

In the novel by Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the two main characters, Huck and Jim, are strongly linked. Their relation is portrayed by various sides, some of them good and some others bad. But the essential interest of that relation is the way that uses the author to describe it. Even if […]

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Wuthering Heights and Frankenstein – Theme of the

divided selfTheme of the divided self within Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights and Mary Shelleys Frankenstein. Thematically, the divided self is one of the most interesting themes within both novels and is of great importance to the development or ruin of the characters in both Wuthering Heights and Frankenstein. Both authors when primarily exploring this theme […]

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Cathcer in the Rye

In 1919 Jerome David Salinger was born to Sol and Miriam Jillich Salinger. This man would have a moderately normal childhood attending the private McBurney School in Manhattan, and afterwards the Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1936. He then attended New York University for an unsuccessful summer session in short-story […]

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Free Essays – The Complex Emotion of Love in A Mid

summer Night’s Dream Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Complex Emotion of Love in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Love is a timeless topic. It will forever be the theme of popular entertainment and source of confusion for men and women alike. No one understands this better than William Shakespeare, and he frequently explores this complex emotion in his […]

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Claude McKay ; Jean Toomer

Claude McKay was born on September 15th 1890, in the West Indian island of Jamaica. He was the youngest of eleven children. At the age of ten, he wrote a rhyme of acrostic for an elementary-school gala. He then changed his style and mixed West Indian folk songs with church hymns. At the age of […]

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Macbeth: Schizophrenic?

Macbeths tragic downfall into insanity could be modernly diagnosed as the mental disorder schizophrenia. Many of the actions carried out by Macbeth during the play lead the reader to believe that Macbeth is crazy. However, by todays medical standards, Macbeth falls into several of the categories under the diagnosis of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is defined as, […]

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Drunken Boat

When considering the importance of literature from the 19th century based on its value as a precursor of 20th century values, Arthur Rimbaud’s poem The Drunken Boat stands out. His symbolist contemporaries all made significant contributions through their development of the symbol as a means to evoke particular emotions and their progression of language. Where […]

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Character Changes Revealed by the Final Four Pages

in Franz KAt first glance, the final four pages of Franz Kafkas novel The Metamorphosis seem to be meaningless. This assumption, however, is anything but the truth. The final four pages, although seeming to be of no importance, serve to show the reader how the Samsa family changes as a result of the main characters, […]

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Research Paper On OCTAVIA BUTLER

Table of ContentsPage 1. A BRIEF CONVERSATION WITH OCTAVIA E. BUTLERPage 2 – 4. BiographyPage 5 – 9. SynopsisPage 9 – 14. Analysis of CriticismPage 14 15. Influences on SocietyPage 16. FootnotesPage 17. BibliographyA BRIEF CONVERSATION WITH OCTAVIA E. BUTLER1. Who is Octavia E. Butler? Where is she headed? Where has she been? Who am […]

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Shakespeare Critical

William Shakespeare was born in Statfordon-Avon, England in April 1564. The son of John Shakespeare a Glover and his mother Mary Arden who came of wealthy framing family. William Shakespeare was the eldest of three sons there were also four daughters, only one of his sisters out lived William. From when Shakespeare died there has […]

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Romeo and juil

Romeo And Juliet TragicIt is known that in Shakespeare’s tragedies main characters die in the end, and in his comedies people marry. Since Romeo and Juliet are a tragedy, Romeo and Juliet are going to die in the end. Some events have to lead to their deaths, and someone makes these events happen. The person(s) […]

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Animal Imagery in Henrick Ibsens

Animal imagery in Henrick Ibsen’s play, The Doll House is a critical part of the character development of Nora, the wife of Torvald Helmer. The aforementioned play is a three-act play that takes place in the Helmer residence, in “a comfortable room, tastefully but not expensively decorated.” It’s the holiday season at the residence, “Christmastime” […]

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