Shadows Story

She leaned against the window of the car and felt the cool glass on her forehead. She felt the steady drumming of the raindrops against her temples through the glass. She saw the raindrops bounce off the cobbled streets and she saw herself in them. She saw them scatter into pieces as they hit the […]

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The management of grief

In “The management of grief”, a story by Bharati Mukherjee the function of the narrator Shaila Bhave’s journey from Canada to Ireland and through India is a phase of transition from the feeling of denial of the tragic death of her husband and two sons in a plane crash to the slow acceptance of reality […]

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Diary on the boarding house

Monday Today I met bob for the first time. I sneaked into his room very anxiously and I was also pretty paranoid. I stayed in bob’s room for a short time. He was explaining to me how attractive and special I was to him. But he said to not tell anyone about us yet as […]

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Cambridge was not well known for producing famous people; perhaps the most well known person in Cambridge was an inhabitant of Main Street, Mike Pirrit. The only problem was that many people knew of him for the wrong reasons – busking, sleeping rough and his arrest. Others knew his story and respected him for what […]

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The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea is a story about a man named Santiago who must face many obstacles in order to obtain and keep his prize, which is a marlin. Santiago, in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old man and the Sea, faces many overwhelming obstacles; however, it is through the overcoming of these obstacles that […]

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The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton can be seen as an author, monk, critic of society, and religious icon throughout the world. In his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, Merton explores the tradition of religion and man’s search for dialogue with God. One of the moral themes in the book is man’s loneliness. For Merton, this deep-rooted loneliness was […]

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Porgy and Bess Reaction

Before Gershwin’s opera, Porgy and Bess, the interaction between blacks and whites was always controversial. With the opening of Porgy and Bess, inequalities where put onto the stage for everyone to see, forever changing the opera community, transforming the audience and reinventing what opera is and what opera should be. Gershwin’s opera was an invasion […]

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The message

Dim light filtered through closed blinds, holding back the afternoon light; holding back reality. Dust danced through the few rays of golden light that partially lit the bare sheet of paper, which will soon resemble a glorious history. Adjacent to the paper lay a unique chemistry book which had consumed the reader for months. In […]

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Would it be exaggerating to describe Cupid and Psyche as the “Perfect Fairytale”

The story of Cupid and Psyche is about a young woman named Psyche1 whose beauty reaches far and wide over the known world, “The loveliness of the youngest, however, was so perfect that human speech was too poor to describe or even praise it satisfactory”2 Psyche is so beautiful that people start paying her more […]

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On the Wings of Fairies

“Once upon a time…” or, “It has been said…” or maybe, “In a galaxy far, far away…” but more likely, a long time ago, some ancient and unknowable people were sitting around a fire telling tales to entertain one another and with each new story someone fire was inspired to tell another so that each […]

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