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Friends Cannot Be Objects (zen

It'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 Eathsea

Ged 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 Analysis

One 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 Ratched ...

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My Antonia

The 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: Depression

In 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 Rises

Thesis: 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 figures. C. Novel symbolizing the impotence after W.W.I. II. ...

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Hemmingway's The Sun Also Rises

In 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 racist ...

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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn: Society And Nature

Contrasting 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 Virtue

Before 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 King

by 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 Hero

To 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 Times

In 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 Knee

Bury 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: Morality

Morality. 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": Relationships

There 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 States

There 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 Struggle

Pregnancy 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 Societies

Thomas 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 great ...

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To Kill A Mockingbird: Trading Places With Atticus Finch

If 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 would trade. 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 Essay

For 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 Darkness

Joseph 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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