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Friends Cannot Be Objects (zenIt's very sad that in the story of Phaedrus, his son, Chris got so neglected due to Phaedrus' mental breakdown and change in attitude and personality. When Chris dies, the tragic fact that Phaedrus didn't appreciate and pay attention to his son leads him to an epiphany; he finally realizes the ...
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A Wizard Of EathseaGed goes though many struggles in the book “.” The book follows him though the many stages in his life, he learns many lessons and goes though numerous trials and tribulations. All these things help him through his own personal battle of life, his inner journey. Ged’s inner ...
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Crane's "The Bride Comes To Yellow Sky": The Marriage Of The End"The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" by Stephen Crane, was a story that
showed the dying of the old west and the merging of the eastern way of
thinking. In this story The sheriff gets married and comes home to a town
that may or may not accept what he has done.
The sheriff is coming home on a train, ...
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest: An AnalysisOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey, is about patients
and doctors in a mental institution. The author talks a lot about what
goes on in this institute. The main points in this book deal with control,
be it the character of McMurphy who is unable to handle control, or Nurse
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My AntoniaThe Use of Parallels and Imagery in
, by Willa Cather, is a book tracing the story of a young man, Jim Burden, and his relationship with a young woman, Antonia Shimerda. Jim narrates the entire story in first person, relating accounts and memories of his childhood with Antonia. He traces his ...
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David Burn's Feeling Good: DepressionIn the book Feeling Good , David Burns, MD, the author, outlines
certain cognitive techniques an individual suffering from depression could use
in combating the disorder. He begins the book by briefly describing the
pertinence and the prevalence of depression. The author captures the ...
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Ernest Hemingway: Allegorical Figures In The Sun Also RisesThesis: Hemingway deliberately shaped the protagonists in The Sun Also
Rises as allegorical figures.
OUTLINE I. The Sun Also Rises
A. Hemingway's novel.
B. Hemingway's protagonists are deliberately shaped as allegorical
C. Novel symbolizing the impotence after W.W.I. II. ...
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Hemmingway's The Sun Also RisesIn the novel The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, a reader I is
forced to decide weather the spite that the Jake has for Chon originates
from Jake's racist background, or his deeply seeded jealousy of Chon for
having a brief affair with Brett. Even though it is clear that Jake has
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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn: Society And NatureContrasting places are often used in literature to represent
opposed forces or ideas which are central to the meaning of the work. The
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel which tells the story of a boy
named Huckleberry Finn and his journey down the Mississippi River. Author
Mark Twain ...
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Billy Budd: One Needs To Have Morality And VirtueBefore the Fall, Adam and Eve were perfect. They were innocent
and ignorant, yet perfect, so they were allowed to abide in the presence
of God. Once they partook of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good
and Evil, however, they immediately became unclean as well as mortal. In
Billy Budd, ...
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Oedipus The Kingby Sophocles is about Oedipus, a man doomed by his fate. Like most tragedies, “” contains a tragic hero, a heroic figure unable to escape his/her own doom. This tragic hero usually has a hamartia or a tragic flaw which causes his/hers’ downfall. The tragic flaw that Sophocles ...
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Odysseus Truly A HeroTo be known as a hero takes a lot. But what is a true hero? To some, a hero
might just be a person who has a lot of courage and bravery, to others a hero might be a person that is a strong warrior and leader who wins battles; still to others a hero might be a person who uses his brain just as ...
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Charles Dickens' Hard TimesIn the novel Hard Times by Charles Dickens, Stephen Blackpool’s life and death were symbolic. Stephen was a forty year old man that looked older, who worked for a man named Bounderby as a power-loom weaver. His life was filled with the troubles that a lower-class person must withstand. His name, ...
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Book Report On "A Dramatic Death"This story starts off with the Dorking Drama Group who are making a play
everything is going well until gruesome accidents start happening but the group
ignores it until a prop falls down and kills someone. The police do a
investigation but conclude that it was a accident so the play goes on, ...
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Burry My Heart At Wounded KneeBury My Heart At Wounded Knee is a compilation of accounts covering a period in American history which should be remembered with shame by all descendants of the Europeans who settled this land.
The truths contained within this book show the attempt at the genocide of the Indian nations, which ...
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Frankenstein: MoralityMorality. It has been questioned by people, honored by people and
revered since the beginning of time. Yet even today not one person can say what
is morally right. It is a matter of opinion. It was Dr.Victor Frankenstein's
opinion that it was alright to create a "monster". Frankenstein's ...
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Lawrence's "Sons And Lovers": RelationshipsThere can be no argument that D. H. Lawrence's Son's and Lover's is
a study of human relationships. Gertrude Morel, because of her turbulent
and odd relationship with her husband, ends up developing deep emotional
relations with her two eldest son's. The second eldest in particular, Paul,
is the ...
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A Separate Peace: Adolescence“I went along; I never missed a meeting. At that time it would have never occurred to me to say, I don’t feel like it tonight, which was the plain truth every night. I was subject to the dictates of my mind, which gave me , the maneuverability of a straight-jacket. We’re off pal, Finny would ...
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“Minds Eye At Work”Many writers’ today leave the ending of a story to be decided upon by the reader. I have chosen three stories: “The Horse Dealers Daughter”, “Jury of her Peers”, and “Taking Care”, and will discuss the implied ending of each.
In D.H Lawrence’s story “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter”, the implied ...
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Indians Of The United StatesThere was a time long ago when there was no man in America, only animals. This was thousands of years before Columbus ever set eyes on America. What he saw was different; he saw a land populated from the north to the south. Due to the natural instinct of man to explore, the explorers just that to ...
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The Yellow Wallpaper: A Woman's StrugglePregnancy and childbirth are very emotional times in a woman's life and many
women suffer from the "baby blues." The innocent nickname for postpartum
depression is deceptive because it down plays the severity of this condition.
Although she was not formally diagnosed with postpartum depression, ...
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More's Utopia And Huxley's Brave New World: Differing SocietiesThomas More’s Utopia and Aldus Huxley’s Brave New World , are
novels about societies that differ from our own. Though the two authors
have chosen different approaches to create an alternate society, both books
have similarities which represent the visions of men who were moved to
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To Kill A Mockingbird: Trading Places With Atticus FinchIf I could trade places with somebody, it would be Atticus Finch, from
the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. There are many reasons I
One of the reasons I would choose Atticus is because he is more
considerate than I, and has a much better temper. For example, if ...
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Black Boy EssayFor Richard Wright (for any black person) Mississippi was probably the worst place to grow up. The South in general was a difficult place to live; white people were continuously trying to keep black people down, from ever rising up and making things better for themselves. By telling black people ...
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Ignorance And Racism In Heart Of DarknessJoseph Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual
responsibility, and social justice in his book Heart of Darkness. His book
has all the themes that make the book an adventure story- mystery, exotic
setting, escape, suspense, an unexpected attack. Chinua Achebe concluded,
"Conrad, on ...
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