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Authur Miller

With the Death of a Salesman during the winter of 1949 on Broadway, Arthur Miller began to live as a playwright who has since been called one of this century's three great American dramatists. He has also written other powerful, often mind-altering plays: The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, A ...

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Alice Munro Open Secrets The A

ALICE MUNRO’S THE ALBANIAN VIRGIN IN OPEN SECRETS EXEMPLIES HER CHARACTERISTIC APPROACH To try to trace Alice Munro’s narrative techniques to any particular development in the short story The Albanian Virgin would be difficult. This could be because it is simply written from careful observations ...

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"Schlesinger's Canon Vs. My High School's Canon"

In school, whether it be at the high school or college levels, there are usually lists of books thought as being essential reading. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.--a Pulitzer Prize winning historian--calls this list in his book The Disuniting of America, a "canon" or "canonical literature." A ...

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Buffalo Bill

William Frederick Cody, also known as , was born into an anti-slavery family. He had a rough childhood, but despite this hardship he grew up to be an adventurous wild west showman, and achieve many historical goals. On February 26, 1846, near the small town of LeClair, Iowa, William F. Cody was ...

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Hee

“If you have an imagination, let it run free.” Stephen Edwin King is one of today’s most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to ...

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To Judge A Book By Its Cover

For as long as the quill has been able to catch thoughts on paper, writers have created socially disturbing material. Years ago, the acceptability of a book was either met by beheading the writer, or honoring him with a seat at the queen’s table. How times have changed. America, home to ...

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Feminism And Gender Equality In The 1990's

Overall, the rights and status of women have improved considerably in the last century; however, gender equality has recently been threatened within the last decade. Blatantly sexist laws and practices are slowly being eliminated while social perceptions of "women's roles" continue to stagnate ...

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Growing up in India, as I did, one never hears about female elected officials of United States. We had our own female leaders to study that not much was taught about female leaders of other countries. But among the exception was , the wife of one the greatest American President. Though, she was ...

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Domestic Violence

Imagine this if you would as a parent or as a child. Late in the evening you are awakened by your mother returning home from the motel in which your father is staying as a divorce grows near. You are young and do not know about what or why grown ups do things. You haven't the slightest idea of ...

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Modern American History

American history, though nowhere near as epic as the history of Europe, is wrought with its own heroes and legendary personalities. The three most important span political, economic, and social borders. In its 300 years, the United States has not seen finer heroes than Benjamin Franklin, Alan ...

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Irony Moll Flanders

I love but hate, I laugh without a smile, I am ridiculous and respected, hypocrite and honest, a nonsense with reason , a convict and a gentleman. Isn't that the world we live in ? He is using a subtle form of humour by saying things that he does not mean. This situation is odd or amusing ...

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The Cages Of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou wrote an amazing and entertaining autobiography titled I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, about her hard life growing up as a black girl from the South. Among the hardships are metaphores known as "cages". "Cages" are things that keep people from succeeding in life and being ...

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The Presidency Of Theodore Roosevelt

The turn of the century has always been a big deal for modern civilizations. One hundred years of life is quite large compared with the average 70 or so given to most. Because of that, people tend to look in trends of decades, rather than centuries or millennia. When it does come time for a new ...

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David Copperfield: A Novel Of Hypocrisy, Sexual Degradation, Selfish Exploitation, And Fraud

David Copperfield: A Novel of Hypocrisy, Sexual Degradation, Selfish Exploitation, "David Copperfield" is a novel of "Passionate jealousy sniveling hypocrisy cold hearted fraud, sexual degradation, selfish exploitation and much more; but the final impression is one of joy tempered and mellowed ...

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Hitler

Adolf was a German political and government leader and one of the 20th century most powerful dictators. Making anti-Semitism a keystone of his propaganda and policies, he built up the Nazi party into a mass movement. Once in power, he converted Germany into a fully militarized society and ...

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Benjamin Franklin

In his Autobiography tells the reader that though he never acquired the virtue of humility, he did acquire the appearance of it. Many disagree with this statement and would conclude that in reality as well as appearance Franklin was an ambitious man and intent on self-improvement. Franklin was ...

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Song Of Solomon A Search For A

Song of Soloman: A Search for a Beginning Sugarman gone home… (6)1 Milkman was born to fly. Perhaps not! Maybe, he was just doomed to a life of flight. Toni Morrison seemingly presents her readers a choice. Milkman is born under a paradoxical cloud. His life seems to be destined for ...

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Booker T. Washington

Booker Taliaferro Washington was the foremost black educator of the later 19th and early 20th centuries. He also had a major influence on the southern race relations and was the dominant figure in black public affairs from 1895 until his death in 1915. Born a slave on a small farm in the Virginia ...

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The Heart Of Darkness: Theme Based On Lies And The Good And Evil In Man

In Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, there is a great interpretation of the feelings of the characters and uncertainties of the Congo. Although Africa, nor the Congo are ever really referred to, the Thames river is mentioned as support. This intricate story reveals much symbolism due to Conrad's ...

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Power Does Not Come From A Gun

Power. A word from which many meanings derive. To each individual, it means something distinct and it is how one uses their power that makes up who they are. Power does not come from the barrel of a gun. A gun can do nothing without someone there to pull the ...

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