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Book Report On The Go Between

The Go-between By L.P. Hartley Leslie Poles Hartley was born in 1895; he studied in Oxford and was officer in France during World War 1. He was novelist, short-story writer and critic. His reputation as a writer was established with the publication of the trilogy of novels, The Shrimp and the Anemone (1944), The Sixth […]

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Scarlet Letter Book Report

Characters: – Hester Prynne was a beautiful, young woman living in Amsterdam with her husband, Roger Chillingworth. He sent her you America alone while he finished his business. In America she met Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale who she had a love affair with. Pearl was the name of their child. When the townspeople found out about […]

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Intuition as depicted in the book The Gift of Fear

The Gift of Fear is a non-fiction book that is meant for a self-help and is authored by Gavin de Becker. The book is meticulously written with all the facts integrated to provide the readers with help on how to avoid violence and trauma by shading the light on precursors and warning signs that are […]

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The Norton book of classical literature

Introduction Literature has been preserved over very long times, and this book is an embodiment of that preservation. The authors and editors of this book present this book in a chronological order that makes the reader read through the whole work. Indeed, this work entails a lot of classical literature that has been preserved over […]

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The Knowledge of the Book of Jasher

There are numerous specific points provided in the Book of Jasher but are not mentioned in the Holy Scripture. The points match in detail truth from the modern revelation. For instance, the details concerning the events that occurred before the great flood leave readers to wonder if the author of the Book of Jasher understood […]

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History of the Book of Jasher

Sefer haYashar, known as the Book of the Upright One, was traditionally mistaken to refer to Jasher as a name and left untranslated, rendering the book to be regarded as the Book of Jasher. The Book of Jasher is referenced in the Holy Scripture in the Old Testament. The account is made in the Book […]

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Book Review of the Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Born in Hampshire, England to a psychotherapist mother and a mathematical and engineering professor father, Malcolm Gladwell is a renowned author who has not only written several compelling books, but has also written several interesting articles for various newspapers and magazine firms (Shaywitz, 2008,). He is still working at the New Yorker as the editor. […]

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Book Review of Multicultural Odysseys

Globalization is an issue that has raised concerns in many ways. The current world has been compared to a growing global village that continues to become smaller as days go by. Because of this, various changes have occurred that a person who lived in the eighteenth centaury will be taken for a rude shock had […]

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Authenticity of the Book of Jasher

Concerning the authenticity of the Book of Jasher, the translator in his preface states that the printed copy existing lacks points. In the first days of its use, there were some contradictions that led into doubts that bring about the lack of respecting the books authenticity. The translator asserted that the more closely he studied […]

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Book Review

The author of the book aims at highlighting and explaining the strategies and the means by which an individual can succeed in the United States of America. America is a diverse country with lots of independent States and a high emphasis on the rule … A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court essay Mark Twain’s […]

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Symbols of Lust in Shakespeare’s Venus and Adoni

Shakespeare’s Ovidian erotic poem Venus and Adonis tells the tale of a goddess, Venus, who lusts fruitlessly after a human boy, Adonis. Although Venus relentlessly professes her love for the mortal youth, in reality she experiences only sexual desire. The Bard utilizes scenes of consumption and eating to illustrate Venus’ intense passion and desire to […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a play of romantic comedy. It is one of Shakespeare’s more famous comedies and has been performed by many different actors. The production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ that I watched was performed in London’s Regents Park by the Open Air Theatre Company. The play was successful because of […]

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Roman Polanski’s and Orson Welles’ film adaptation of the opening scene of Macbeth

There have been many film adaptations of Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth. These are widely varied, from the Japanese version ‘the Throne of Blood’ to the gangster version ‘Joe Macbeth’. Two of the best-known adaptations are, Orson Welles (1947) and Roman Polanski’s (1971). This essay will seek to compare and contrast the two films’ very different but […]

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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare

It is understood that in The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare; Hamlet, in his famous soliloquy in scene one of act three (“To be or not to be.. . “), is considering suicide. Hamlet in actuality is only questioning the thoughts of death and in turn has no real intent on […]

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Shakespeare bullet point notes

** ** The average Shakespeare play had 30,000 words in it – more than the average person could need in their lifetime. He invented 1,700 new words – he turned verbs into nouns and nouns into verbs.* 100 years earlier Chaucer was writing the Canterbury Tales in English, while the upper classes spoke French and […]

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A Comparison Of Roman Polanski’s Film

Macbeth is a tragedy set in Scotland. There are themes of supernatural powers, betrayal, murder and self-destruction in this play. It shows how Macbeth kills to become king and how Lady Macbeth’s passion and thrust for power drives him. In this assignment I intend to compare and contrast Roman Polanski’s film version and the BBC […]

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The Polanski’s and Welles’ versions of Act 1 Scene 1 of Macbeth

I have studied the opening scene of Welles’ and Polanski’s videos and Shakespeare’s text in detail; through this, I have discovered that the two video versions are very different from each other’s. There are many features that I am going to consider when trying to decide the most dramatic film. Some of these include, colour, […]

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Feminism in Shakespeare

Conventionally, feminism has little correlation with Shakespearean comedies; however, Claire McEachern attempts to address this topic with some degree of success in her article published in the Shakespeare Quarterly entitled “Fathering Herself: A Source Study of Shakespeare’s Feminism”.The author herself reveals the adversity face by feminists up against Shakespeare’s male-dominated world by admitting, “Certainly, in […]

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Study Of Act 4 Scene 1

In this essay, I am going to compare two different interpretations of Act 4 Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, to see how different directors interpret a text and use different techniques to support their ideas. The two film versions of ‘Macbeth’ that this essay will focus upon are ‘Macbeth on the Estate’ directed by Penny […]

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Shakespeare Assignment – Hamlet

In Elizabethan times people paid great homage to the queen Elizabeth 1. During the 16th century there was great tension between parliament and the monarchy, and Elizabeth upset many Catholics, although she did restore peace in the country later on. Popular amusements included music and dancing. The most favoured instruments were the bagpipes, the fiddle, […]

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Critical Approaches to Shakespeare: Some Initial Observations

An earlier introductory note to some basic principles of literary interpretation (“On Scholarship and Literary Interpretation”), stressed that literary interpretation or literary criticism is, in many ways, an anarchic conversational activity with the practical purpose of enriching our shared understanding of a particular text. The value of any particular interpretative observations, or of a methodology […]

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Significant Features of Baz Luhrmann’s Style of The Opening Scene of Romeo and Juliet

Baz Luhrmann has a reputation of making excellent films and is known for his camera always moving. He likes doing close-ups, zooms and slow motion shots . As he has grown more secure of his position as a director, and has got a higher budget, his camera and editing have merged into a sort of […]

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