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(Author’s Note: This was a semi-creative project.

We had to address the issues in a persuasive letter rather than a boring ol’ report, so please become unconfused as far as the format..)Cal Tech Curriculum Committee: Scientists are all too ready to lock themselves away with their research, unwilling – perhaps even incapable – of seeing the consequences of their actions. It is […]

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Letter to the author of I, Rigoberta Menchu

Dear Rigoberta Menchu:I have recently read your autobiography I, Rigoberta Menchu, in which your portrayed as an oppressed yet ultimately triumphant victim of classism, racism, colonialism, and of course sexism. In your book you talk about your family, a Quiche Indian family, which was very poor. The small plot of land that the family owned […]

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Often in literature, an author will juxtapose two

opposing concepts to enhance the meaning of the work. Such is the case in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. Throughout the novel the actions of Gatsby are shaped by the ongoing tension between idealism and reality. Gatsby’s vision of Daisy and her near perfection in that illusion comprise the idealism that acts against […]

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Death of an Author-Critical analases

Token Entry January 28, 1997 Eng 243 -06 Writing Assignment #1 “Death of the Author” The title to the story “The Death of an Author,” by Roland Barthes, suggests this story may be a fictional novel about the story of an author’s death. Perhaps one might pick it up, and skim the foreword in hopes […]

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Native American Author: Paula Underwood

The point at which Native American literature became “modern” is a matter of much debate. Some locate it as soon as writer such as Paula Underwood began producing objects for Western viewers. Others identify it with the point when they started working in Western media, especially historical stories. Still others claim that the only “modern” […]

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“Author Function”

Michel Foucault’s theory as portrayed in his article “What is an author” calls more about “Author function”. In his explanations about the author, Foucault comes up with a theory to support that “an author” remains an important perception in a literary world. According to his 1969 essay, he affirms that an author is a very […]

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Themes in Ben Johnsons Plays

Benjamin Johnson, more known as Ben Johnson, was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. He was a contemporary of William Shakespeare and was one of the most learned men in Elizabethan times. He was born in London in 1572 and lost his father just a month before his birth. He was no stranger to […]

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Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy Essay

Swindells and Hardy wrote their novels over a century apart, yet they both discuss their concern regarding the restrictions of social convention on natural humanity. The societies of the times in which the authors wrote have many contrasts, but both found it necessary to write about the conflict between social and natural law. Hardy was […]

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Night of the scorpion and Blessing

In ‘Night of the scorpion’ it is about a place where the poet’s mother was stung by mother. Nissim Ezekeil describes what happened to his mother on that night and what the reactions of people were. This all creates an image of a place in the reader’s mind. Similarly, in ‘Blessing’ the poet creates an […]

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The Lady with the Dog

Reading plays a very important role in the life of people. It educates a person, enriches his intellect. Books help to make a person’s character, from his moral values. Besides, books bring pleasure and delight in our life. It’s a wonderful way of spending spare time. Sometimes I read the same book again and again. […]

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