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  • 1984 - 834 words
    1984 "Few novels written in this generation have obtained a popularity as great as that of George Orwells 1984." George Orwells popular and powerful novel was not just a figment of his imagination, it was spawned from many experiences from childhood to early adulthood, as well as from events circa World War II. At age eight, he was shipped off to boarding school where he was the only scholarship student among aristocrats. This was Orwells first taste of dictatorship, of being helpless under the rule of an absolute power. Unlike his classmates, Orwell was unable to afford to go to Oxford or Cambridge and his grades kept him from winning any more scholarships (Scott-Kilvert, 98). Therefore, he ...
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  • Agatha Christie: Queen Of The Mystery Genre - 1,400 words
    Agatha Christie: Queen Of The Mystery Genre Agatha Christie: Queen of the Mystery Genre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller of Torquay, Devon, England. Researchers debate on the year in which she was born, but it was September 15 in either 1890 or 1891. Her father was an American who lived with his British wife in Torquay. At the time, her parents did not realize that their daughter would one day become a famous English author, writing an insatiable amount of novels and plays. Her focus was mainly on the mystery genre of literature. She was married two times, and bore one daughter by her first husband. In 1971, five years before her death, Christie was given the ...
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  • Fellowship Of The Ring - 715 words
    Fellowship Of The Ring The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, is the first book in the fantasy-based trilogy of the Lord of the Rings. The book begins with Bilbo Baggins celebrating his one hundred and eleventh birthday. After his party, he then decides to leave everything behind and join a Fellowship, which has a task of destroying the Ruling Ring, which will give Supreme Power to whoever has possession of it. Just before he leaves, Gandalf asks Bilbo for this ring. Due to the power in which the ring possesses while the ring is in his possession, he does not want to give it up. The novel ends with the destruction of the Fellowship due to the power in which the ring contains. One of ...
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  • Good Man Is Hard To Find - 1,405 words
    Good Man Is Hard To Find Flannery OConnor A Good Man Is Hard To Find A Southern American novelist and short story writer, Miss O Connors career spanned the 1950s and early 60s, a time when the South was dominated by Protestant Christians. OConnor was born and raised Catholic. She was a fundamentalist and a Christian moralist whose powerful apocalyptic fiction is focused in the South. Flannery OConnor was born March 25, 1925, in Savannah, Georgia. O Connor grew up on a farm with her parents Regina and Edward O Connor. At the age of five, she taught a chicken to walk backwards. OConnor attended Georgia State College for women, now Georgia College, in Milledgeville, majoring in sociology. She h ...
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  • Helen Hunt Jackso - 1,022 words
    Helen Hunt Jackso A Century Of Dishonor, a Triumph or Tragedy? The author Helen Hunt Jackson had hoped for a triumph over the mistreatment, abuse, and mainly the deaths of seemingly innocent Native Americans with her novel, A Century Of Dishonor. However, when the hard cold reality set in, her novel was merely a small tragedy in the battle for the Native Americans that sadly went unnoticed. What treaty that the whites ever made with us red men have they kept? Not one. When I was a boy the Sioux owned the world. The sun rose and set in their lands. They sent 10,000 horse men to battle. Where are the warriors to-day? Who slew them? Where are our lands? Who owns them? What white man can say I e ...
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  • Hemingway Protagonist Soldiers Home - 1,139 words
    Hemingway Protagonist - Soldier's Home Various authors, through years of discipline, develop their own style in creating characters. Ernest Hemingway varied his style by establishing an indestructible template for pressing characters into molded protagonists. This "template" protagonist follows a unique set of standards unlike any other character, produced by any other author. In his literary work "Soldier's Home", Hemingway creates the character Krebs to abide by this set of standards. By working within the circumstances presented to him, Krebs fits the mold of a typical Hemingway protagonist by overcoming his disillusions through heroic actions. To begin with, Krebs returns home from World ...
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  • J D Salinger - 1,251 words
    ... that Salinger is a literary phenomenon who created the dialect of a generation (qtd. Salinger CA 5-8: 998). For the first time, a generation had an author who seemed to understand them, who somehow could capture their values, aspirations, and ultimately define their outlook on society. Maxwell Geismar stated that Salinger accomplishes this task of perceiving the young generations in a way that nobody since F. Scott Fitzgerald [has] done as well (qtd. in Salinger CA 999). Salinger and his novel The Catcher in the Rye became a voice of a generation, a generation who believed that phoniness is the cardinal sin. Aside from the hero Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye, the short stor ...
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  • Native Son By Right - 1,310 words
    ... g attorney, and Boris Max, Biggers lawyer. Bigger is highly intimidated by Buckeley, who only sees him as a sub-human being and is only out to get him. Max, Biggers lawyer, has little contact with him during the trial and fails in his defense for Bigger. At the of the story, Bigger stands alone and must accept the life he has made for himself. Also, before his death Bigger says, "What I killed for mustve been good!" and "I didnt want to kill . . .But what I killed for I am!" Native Son is a landmark novel that created important new directions in literature. Native Son was the first novel written by a black American writer achieve widespread critical and popular success. Many critics hail ...
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  • Old West By Larry Mcmurtry - 1,342 words
    ... partner himself deserves being killed by Rooster who is always "right" in these matters because he is the "good guy." By contrast, the characters in Lonesome Dove are not easy to love or hate. They encourage conflicting emotions because they are complicated. The distinction between good and evil, right and wrong is not always clear because fictional events are portrayed realistically, as they might have occurred in the Old West. In one tragic scene, Deets a likeable, former Texas Ranger who happens to be black, is killed by a young Indian who is ignorant that Deets is trying to rescue a small, blind Indian boy. Deets once pursued Indians under the command of Woodrow Call and Augustus McC ...
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  • Phoenix - 1,443 words
    Phoenix Jackson Mind Over Matter By Welty Novelist Eudora Welty is often studied and adored by many readers; her much deserved recognition comes from her brilliant, deeply compassionate, and lively stories and novels (Ford 36). Like many of her stories, Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" is set in Mississippi. In "A Worn Path," Welty focuses on an old woman's journey to Natchez and on the many obstacles that she encounters along the way. Phoenix is going to town to get medication for her beloved grandson. But he trip is difficult because nature and her handicaps are making it hard for her to reach her destination. Nevertheless, the old woman boldly continues along the equally old path, struggling ...
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  • Printing Press - 1,103 words
    ... ed it (Butler 15). In scribal practice there was always a tendency to sacrifice legibility and beauty to gain speed and to economize the effort (Butler 15). A characteristic of the manuscript economy was the way in which it made the future survival of any book depend upon its present popularity (Butler 16). Generally, no text could exist for long in that period, unless each generation cared enough about it to make new copies (Butler 16). The mortality rate of books has always been high (Butler 16). Unless books were constantly replenished, they soon faced an inevitable extinction (Butler 16). Many books lack contemporary appreciation, but become acclaimed and revived (Butler 17). At ever ...
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  • Rose For Emily - 1,570 words
    Rose For Emily Thesis: As any reader can see, "A Rose for Emily" is one of the most authentic short stories by Faulkner. His use of characterization, narration, foreshadowing, and symbolism are four key factors to why Faulkners work is idealistic to all readers. Introduction Short biographical description. William Faulkner "A Rose for Emily" Characterization Emily as the protagonist. The townspeople. Comparison to Mrs. Havisham. Narration Narrator as an observer. Effects on story. Effects on reader. Point of View. Importance of narrator. Foreshadowing Homer Barron. Mood. Effects of foreshadowing in story. Symbolism Emily. "Rose" in title. Other characters in story. Conclusion The works of Wi ...
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  • Rose For Emily By Faulkner - 989 words
    ... r in a much different way. The townspeople thought that Emily was crazy. For three day, Miss Emily denied to the town that her father was not dead. The storyteller says, "Just as they were about to resort to law and force, she broke down, and they buried her father quickly," After this, the townspeople begin to wonder if Emily was playing with a full deck. "The narrator indicates plainly enough that people felt that she was crazy." (Brooks & Warren 158) The reader finds out that Miss Emily has become the type of person where "realty and illusion has blurred out." (Brooks & Warren 158) This is apparent to the reader during the tax situation with the new Board of Aldermen. Miss Emily refus ...
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  • Shakespeares Romeo And Juliet - 1,052 words
    Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet William Shakespeare, the English poet and playwright of the 16th -17th centuries, is known as the best dramatist in the world. He is also known as the best author who has written in the English language. He has written a lot of great plays and sonnets, which are read and admired by people all over the world. The reason for his popularity is his understanding of people and his ability to create the characters almost mirroring the real life situations, human feelings and behaviors. Shakespeare could understand the human character very deeply, therefore he could create characters beyond the time and place of his plays (The World Book Encyclopedia 17 345). One of h ...
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  • Symbolism In Young Goodman Brown - 1,158 words
    Symbolism In Young Goodman Brown Symbolism in Young Goodman Brown Jared Krupski English 102 Research 1 7-18-00 Jared Krupski The short story Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is the story of a man, Goodman Brown, who comes to find out that the people he surrounds himself with are not perfect. During a journey testing his faith, a traveler, the devil, is able to use Browns naivet against him. After the devil has his way with Goodman Browns mind, Brown is never again able to trust even his wife, who is aptly named Faith, let alone anyone else. Browns view on humanity thereon is one of deceit. The story is heavy in symbolism; and the major symbols of this story are Goodman Brown hims ...
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  • The Color People - 1,761 words
    The Color People The Color People Rape, incest, sex , forced labor, and a little reefer on the side. These are all of the components of a Novel by Alice Walker. All of these views are illustrated proficiently in Alice Walkers third novel, The Color Purple. Each one of these aspects had a lasting impression upon the ideals and notions of the time. Walker's writing's helped to break the racial barrier that existed in some people's minds. One way that the barrier was destroyed was through Walker's depiction of an imperfect black person. If a white person wrote about a less than perfect black person than it was considered racist. Now that a black person is writing about other blacks that are for ...
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  • The World Of Edith Wharton - 1,547 words
    The World Of Edith Wharton The Novelists Life All literary critics and sources that give accounts of Edith Newbold Jones Whartons life seem to agree on the basic facts. Wharton was born in 1862 into a wealthy family and raised during Americas Guilded Age. She was born into the lavish world of inherited wealth, one which she benefited from greatly. This life of luxury provided Wharton with a rich source of material which she used to challenge the attitudes of Americas Guilded Age in her novels (World,p.1). She spent portions of her childhood growing up in places like Paris, Rome, and London, but received most of her education in the United States. Wharton exhibited her talents in writing at ...
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  • Transcendetalism: The New Religion - 1,954 words
    ... 128) Emerson and other Transcendentalists insisted upon the dignity, worth, authority and responsibility of the single, separate person to a degree that would have been inconceivable to their Puritan ancestors. Transcendentalism prescribed to the divinity of man. The Transcendental religion exhibited an abiding faith in mans genius and goodness, and consequently, this led to a platform that supported vigorous demostration of individualism the new moral rights and moral prerogatives of each moral person even if it subverted the will of the majority or sabotaged the will of the establishment. In Civil Disobedience, Thoreau preaches this value with arresting ardor to inspire individualism. ...
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