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This essay presents a brief overview of the development of the nineteenth century English novel.
Transition and Transformation:
One could be forgiven for believing that the words ‘fiction’ and ‘novel’ mean one and the same thing. The main reason for this confusion is that both of them have a common denominator; they both tell a story. In the novel, we have the theatre of life and for over two centuries it has been the most effective agent of the moral imagination. Though it has never really achieved perfection in form and its shortcomings are numerable, nevertheless one experiences from it not only the extent of human variety, but also the value of this variety. Fiction existed right from
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1984, A Dystopian Novel
The novel “1984” by George Orwell, is a quintessential dystopian novel. A dystopia is a vision of society in which life is typically characterized by human misery, poverty and violence. A dystopian society have an oppressive societal control and the illusions of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control. The novel 1984 takes place in a totalitarian state of Oceania that would make even dictators like Hitler and Kim Jong Un grin with envy.
In a dystopian society, citizens are perceived to be under constant surveillance. A great example of this, in 1984, would be the telescreen. The
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What are three (3) values that the novel emphasizes? Explain the three values you choose. How do they apply to the character and actions in this novel? Cite two (2) specific events or incidents that supports EACH value on which you focus.
Three values that the novel emphasizes are bravery, shame, and devotion. Bravery is when someone can overcome their fears or something they were ashamed of in the past. I also feel that it has to develop, for one cannot be born with braveness in their heart because they do not know their fears. One must know what they are truly afraid of and have the courage to go after it. It can also mean you have the strength to recognize that
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All Quiet on the Western Front
A) Introduction: general overview.
B) Summary of the book.
C) Paulâ€™s views.
This research paper gives the overview of Remarqueâ€™s novel All Quiet on the Western Front.
In All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque demonstrates the mess caused by the war.
A famous novel by Erich Maria Remarque â€œAll Quiet on the Western Frontâ€ describes the World War I. It concentrates on psychological alterations caused by the cruelties of the war upon a German fellow. Throughout the novel, Remarqueâ€™s main hero, Paul Baumer, transforms from a quite ingenuous young man to a coarse and skillful soldier
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The Novel Project
Your name: Giselle Gonzalez
Your Novel: 1984 – George Orwell
1. Explain how the novel represents two or more concerns of its historical time period; these concerns may be economic, political, cultural, social, or moral concerns. Clarify the author’s view on one of the following as s/he presents the concerns: right vs wrong; conservative vs radical, or elite vs commonplace.
Orwell published “1984” in 1948 just after the end of World War II. Although at this time, Hitler’s reign was brought to an end, Joseph Stalin, another ruthless leader was still in power. Though they were adversaries during WW II, both men shared acute similarities in their success towards creating
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a satirical novel written by Mark Twain that exhibits Twainâ€™s views on racism and slavery. The book is set in the deep South during the pre-Civil War era of slavery, about 1835 to 1845, and it tells the story of Huck, who is running away from his abusive father, and Jim, who is running away from his owner so he wouldnâ€™t be sold, traveling to the free states of the North. As they ventures together through the Mississippi river in their raft, Jim and Huck encounter many people and experience many events, each of them bearing a lesson about the fallacy of racism and slavery. Huck starts the novel as someone who is indifferent to slavery, but as the
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Independent Novel Study: Wave
Part A: Plot
1. The point of view in which the story is written is of Sam and Beth Brooks, two siblings who have been separated at Christmas in 2004, with Sam on vacation away from home and Beth forcibly staying at university for a swim meet that she must attend. I believe that the author chose to write from these perspectives because both characters are greatly affected greatly by the main plot, though dealing with it in two different situations. Sam is experiencing the entire story from Phuket, Thailand, where they are hit with a tsunami. Beth was in New York at her dorm, first learning
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Ayn Rand is the author of the novel Anthem, which shows an example of a utopian society; however one citizen, Equality 7-2521, wants more than his street sweeping job, which has been forced upon him. Equality 7-2521 finds a hole on the outskirts of town, where he conducts secret experiments. Doing other than what is assigned to you is a serious crime, Equality thinks his experiments will benefit mankind greatly, but this is not the only reason why he is doing his experiments. The wanting to discover the past of the â€˜Unmentionable Timesâ€™, wanting to help mankind, and for his own feeling of self accomplishment are Equality 7-2521â€™s main motivation for conducting his experiments
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Response to a novel.
By Luke De Munari.
Watch out for Jamie Joel by Mike Dumbleton.
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Jamie turned up today; she had a brief meeting with Angela. Angela said Jamie seemed very positive and keen to make a go of school this term. I am very pleased Jamie seems to have the right mindset towards her schooling, after all she’s been through.
Cathy Lee saw me about some funding issues regarding the Breakfast Club. She certainly seems happy with her life these days. When I mentioned this, she told me that she and Stewart were very happy and had decided to get married at Christmas time. She felt much more at ease since her ex husband had been jailed.
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The Memoirs Of Cleopatra A Novel By Margaret George St. Martin's Press, New York, 1997 First Edition Laura Rivera November 14, 2001 4th Period 1) "I shuddered. In the next Triumph, Arsinoe would walk in his footsteps, passing before us in defeat. The shame, the unendurable shame of it!" (p.253) Cleopatra at this point has gone through many difficulties during her short reign as queen in Egypt. One of the many things she has gone through is a civil war. Cleopatra's younger brother was pitted against her, and when it seemed like Cleopatra was going to lose, her sister Arsinoe also turned against her by joining the rebellion. At the end of the civil war, Cleopatra, with Julius
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Frankenstein, written by Marry Shelley in 1818, is a well known novel that is truly a classic. It is often believed to have had a large influence on later literature as well. For example, some believe that Frankenstein may have been the first science-fiction novel. Others say it resulted in a large increase in horror stories. However, this essay is written concerning another characteristic of the novel. Gothic literature, originating in England in the mid 1700â€™s, combines both horror and romance, a rather unusual combination. After reading Shelleyâ€™s novel, Frankenstein, this essay addresses the question, â€œIs Frankenstein
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Adapting words to picture is often the hardest task for a film-maker. The portrayal of the true characteristics and feelings of each character will almost certainly change due to the wider audience the movie is reaching out too. In the novel, the writer attempts to fully develop each situation with every twist and turn that follows it, while in the film the ideas are dulled down in order to reach an audience more interested in visual stimulation. The movie Cold Mountain, by Anthony Minghella, is fairly accurate in depicting the true aspects of the book; however the most noticeable contrast between film and novel is character development. Considering it would be difficult to fully
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HUNGER GAMES NOVEL STUDY ESSAYMany futuristic novels challenge us to consider the important issues that are relevant to the novel and our world. Suzanne Collins does this by introducing us to the protagonist Katniss and her world, in the novel, The Hunger Games. Katniss lives in Panem, a post-apocalyptic nation made up of districts that live in poverty and a Capitol that lives off the resources provided by the districts under the Capitols brute force and brutality. This novel challenges us to explore the themes of inequality, the negative influence of media, the desensitization of humans to violence and suffering, and how appearances can change how others perceive you.Inequality is most
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We are captives of memory
Memory influences our life and the past often steals the present from us; the past influences the emotions and actions of everyone in the novel, especially Declan, but also including Bernard and the other characters. This is the main theme. The novel is called” A Thief in the House of Memory”; the novel has already told us in the title that the novel is concerned with memory and its theft of our present, although the thief is Denny who wants to steal a watch in the big house. However, the past is a powerful thief indeed.
Declan, an always depressed adolescent, liked to recall the happy memories of the past of his mother, and he expected to find the true reason
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Part One, Bassam
Over the course of this graphic novel, Bassam often expresses his opinion through rants of insulting descriptions towards others, especially that of the wealthy. He is quoted with lines such as “husbands who imported cigarettes, containers and car parts, who coughed in Swiss banks at wooden mahogany desks occupied by nephews…” that remain within his own thoughts and refuse to escape to the hearing of those around him. With a chip on his shoulder and a dream of peace in Rome he is seen in part one as a happier, lighter man than that of part two to follow. My favorite line of the book to describe Bassam, and George, states “we were aimless, beggars
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February 10, 2014
A Darkly Tragic Novel: The Chocolate War
Robert Cormier’s The Chocolate War gives readers a dark tale that leaves them on the edge of their seats. Ever since its debut in 1974, it has angered and shocked parents, transfixed students, and has been banned in many schools throughout the nation.
Robert Cormier was born on January 17, 1925 in Leominster, Maryland and died on November 2, 2000 due to complications from a blood clot in Boston, Maryland. Cormier was the son of Lucien Joseph, a factory worker, and Irma Margaret Cormier; and attended Fitchburg State College, he graduated in 1944. He married Constance B. Senay on November 6, 1948 and had 4
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Diana of the Crossways: A Novel
Before reading Diana of the Crossways it is important to understand the facts surrounding the life of George Meredith, as corresponding elements can be found in many of his works. George Meredith was born on February 12, 1828 in Portsmouth. During his early years he faced several accounts of hardship. His mother died when he was hardly five years of age. Shortly after her death, George Meredith's father, Augustus, inherited a failing business and heavy debts from his own father. Augustus was forced to declare bankruptcy and travel to London to earn a living, leaving young Meredith in the care of relatives. At age fifteen, Meredith attended the Moravian
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King Solomon’s Mines, a colonial novel
King Solomon’s Mines (1885) was a popular boys’ adventure novel by the Victorian adventure writer and fabulist Sir H. Rider Haggard. It was the first English fictional adventure novel set in Africa . It tells of the search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of three adventurers for the missing brother of one of the party. The story is narrated by Allan Quatermain, a kind of big game hunter and adventurer who also leads the expedition. They have a lead/clue that the missing brother is somewhere in the interior of Africa, lost on his own quest for King Solomon's mines, a legendary place.
The novel is generally believed to have played a
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The average Victorian serial novel spoke about the sort of lifestyle nineteenth-century readers wanted for themselves. Charles Dickens was a talented novelist known for skills in serial writing. It was he who made the serial popular again after its near death from the crisis of the English tax. A serial is an ongoing story told over time in monthly or weekly installments. Great Expectations, in serial form, is a novel that was printed in weekly installments in Dickens's magazine, All Year Round. In its analysis it has proven to live up to true serial form.
In the serial form of Great Expectations there are two chapters in every weekly installment and seven chapters in each
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The novel or film Jurassic Park. Which is better? Both versions of the story are exceptionally well written, but there are major differences. The first and most significant difference is the two different themes used in the novel and the film. The novel uses a special sort of technological, mystery theme. However, the film uses the adventure theme that so many recent films these days do. Another major difference is the role and personality of the characters. Many characters in the film for example have been altered from the novel to suit the film's adventure theme. The final difference is the outcome of the story. The novel shows the raptors escaping from their pens and venturing to the
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After reading ‘Wuthering Heights’, a novel written by Emily Jane Bronte in 1847, I am convinced that it is definatly, a novel full of both contrast and conflict. It explores its ideas in direct contrast to each other. One of the very first contrasts is its genre, it falls under many categories such as gothic horror, classic, romance, tragic love story and it also has elements of the supernatural about it too.
Emily Bronte lost her mother at an early age and was raised by her father Reverend Patrick Bronte and Aunt Elizabeth Branwell; she also witnessed the death of her brother, who as a result of alcohol and drug abuse drove himself into an early grave. Emily along with her sisters were
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1. Many of the characters in the novel hold stereotypes about how individuals will behave as a result of their age, gender, race social status and other fixed categories. Which characters are the victims of stereotyping and by whom? Do any characters break through the behaviour expected of them, showing individuality and exposing the falseness of labelling people?
Many characters in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird hold stereotypes, the very first having the biggest influence on Scout; Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley. Arthur always stayed in his house; he never did anything to make anyone suspicious and he created no problems in the neighbourhood. However, all the children still managed to create
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When John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939, it caused an uproar in this nation. The inside cover of the novel states, "It electrified an America still convalescing ideas that many people were, at the least, uncomfortable with this electlicity caused the Kern County Board of Supervisors to ban the book in the county's public schools and libraries on August 22, 1939.The Grapes of Wrath was mostly set in Kern County, California and illustrated the "corporate landowners"' cruelty towards the "exploited agricultural workers. These agricultural workers were usually derogatorily called "Okies," because most of them had migrated from Oklahoma. Others came from Arkansas
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The dangers of the pursuit of knowledge is a main theme in the novel Frankenstein. This theme is most evident in the main character Victor Frankenstein. He suffers because of his pursuit of knowledge and his creation ultimately destroys his life. As the novel progresses the creature begins to change as he gains knowledge. The creature at the start is innocent and means no harm. As he gains knowledge, however, he begins to learn that he does not fit in and becomes angry. We will take a closer look at how knowledge hurts these characters throughout the novel.
The knowledge that Victor is pursuing and the knowledge the creature is pursuing have fundamental differences. Victor is working to
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Fairytales appeal to readers because they deal with good and evil characters in entertaining scenarios. Part of the appeal of fairytales is their "happy-ever-after" endings. The resolution of fairytales usually results in evil characters succeeded by good characters. Fairytales also involve love, release from entrapment and rightful gain. The conclusion of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The House of the Seven Gables, presents an idealized wish-world for the reader by appealing to the reader's desire for a "happy-ever-after" ending using fairytale qualities.
One particular quality of a fairytale ending which is present in The House of the Seven Gables is the succession of good over evil
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Tim O'Brien's Zeugmatic Novel, The Things They Carried
An early example of zeugma comes from Quintilian, the ancient Roman rhetorician, who cites the following from Cicero: "Lust conquered shame, boldness fear, madness reason," where the verb "conquered" is understood to also govern the final two phrases in the sentence (Crowley 203).
The 18th century, an age of great rhetorical knowledge on the part of writers and preachers (and at least one writer-preacher, Laurence Sterne), is the heyday of zeugma. In "The Rape of the Lock" Alexander Pope speculates what may happen to Bellinda on a particularly ominous day:
Whether the Nymph shall break Diana's Law,
Or some frail China Jar
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January 2, 2013
Forever: An Overly Sexual Abomination or Coming of Age Novel?
The first amendment of the Constitution has given every American citizen the right practice freedom of speech. Yet and still, it seems that literary censorship, which is “the act of changing or suppressing speech or writing that is considered subversive of the common good,” (Merriam-Webster, 2012) has been more prevalent in the past 100 years than ever before. People all around the country have been affected by the parameters of censorship. Author Judy Blume once said when asked her opinion about it the topic, “It’s not just the books under fire now that worry me. It
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The Feeling Only the Lonely could Feel Loneliness is the core of a broken soul. It feeds on exile and hate. It engulfsdreams, pleasures and certain futures. Those who live with loneliness everyday cannotexpress how deep of a feeling it is to have everything you enjoy crushed by the absence ofcompanionship. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck explores the relationship ofloneliness to a human being by his three characters: Crooks, Candy and Curly's wife.These characters are an example of how loneliness can effect a person's life forever. Crooks is one of the loneliness characters in the book and it is because of prejudicethat he suffers this exile. The fellow workers on the
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When Opportunity KnocksTsitsi Dangarembga's novel Nervous Conditions, explores the complex and subtle sets of obstacles that women in 1960's Rhodesia had to struggle with. Throughout Nervous Conditions, Tambu, the protagonist is confronted with opportunities and obstacles. Nervous Conditions depicts social progress with a conformist attitude; one needs the approval of accepted, defined members of a higher social class, in order for one's actions to be viewed as progression. Tambu dealt with the development of intellect and self, amidst a society that values education as the only way of progress. Yet with education comes the development of free will and independent thought. One might think
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Elie Wiesel and His Fatherâ€™s Life Through World War Two
The Holocaust is a time where families are ripped apart and those who were still together turned on each other as the days go by. The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel is about himself and his life in the camps. He and his family are being sent to a concentration camp known as Auschwitz. When they arrived at the camp. Elie and his father are separated from his mother and sister. Elie, at the time, didnâ€™t know what happened to his mother and sister until he was older. He was told they were sent to the gas chamber the day they were separated, many years later. Through the memoir he and his father stuck together through everything
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Introduction"The Hobbit" was J.R.R. Tolkien's first book to make the bestseller list. George Allen and Unwin published the book on Sept 31, 1937. The book tells the amazing story of the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins and his group set out on a journey to restore a treasure from a dreadful dragon, Smaug.AuthorJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien was of English decent and was born in a town called Bloemfontein in South Africa on January 3, 1892. In 1895, Tolkien moved back to England with his mother and his younger brother where he had the opportunity to develop his academic and creative skills. After graduating from Oxford University, Tolkien joined the service for World War as a 2nd lieutenant in the eleventh
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After reading A Walk to Remember and then watching the movie you realize how completely different they are. Some of the times that I teared up or cried in the book are different that the movie. I think that after you watch the movie it gives you a better appreciation of the book because it is more touching than the movie.
The main point where I felt that the book was more touching was when Jamie gives Landon her mother's bible. She carried it where ever she went and it was all she had from her mother. It meant so much to her and she gave it to Landon. I think that when she gave Landon her bible because she wanted to give away what she had to someone who needed it before she died and she
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How does Achebe make Okonkwo such a striking central character in the novel? Support your answer with close reference to the whole novel.Achebe made Okonkwo into a striking character by presenting him as a very complex person who is driven by his emotions and at the same time suppressing them. Out of this suppression comes his anger for his father which he channels to the people closest to him and to events that happened around him. Yet he is not aware of what is happening to him and place the blame for his problems on others, never on himself.Okonkwo is introduced immediately in the first chapter as 'well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond' and that 'at the age of eighteen
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Hawthorne's Personality Revealed in His Novel, The House of the Seven Gables
"At the moment of execution--with the halter about his neck, and while Colonel Pyncheon sat on horseback, grimly gazing at the scene--Maul had addressed him from the scaffold, and uttered a profecy, of which history, as well as fireside tradition, has preserved the very words.--'God,' said the dying man, pointing his finger with a ghastly look at the undismayed countenance of his enemy, 'God will give you blood to drink'"(12)! The House of the Seven Gables portrays many emotions throughout the novel. Writers express themselves through their literature using many different traits. They write about what they
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In “Year of Wonders”, Geraldine Brooks’ novel of devastation set in the village of Eyam in 1966, the narrator, Anna Frith, has a large impact on the reading of the historically fictitious novel. The tone which the narrator takes is both harsh and honest. The fact that the reader is exposed to a female’s outlook throughout this time of peril in Eyam allows for an unfair biased. Finally, Firth’s position in society also creates a distorted reading of the text.
Anna Firth’s acrid and candid tone and use of language throughout the narrative has an ample influence on the reader’s apprehension to Brooks’ novel. Anna’s tone and gruesome attention to detail as “George Viccars lay with his head
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Daphne Du Maurier’s, ‘Rebecca’ was published in 1938 in an era of modernist experimentation in literature. The novel possesses a remarkable degree of psychological sophistication, while still delivering a brand of suspense. The narrator of the story, a naïve young woman, marries Maxim De Winter and they return to his country home, Manderley, in Cornwall, which plays a significant underlying role in the action of the narrative. The opening chapter foreshadows how Rebecca’s death is still a strong presence, which is an underlying theme throughtout the whole novel.
The novel opens with “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again”. This instantly establishes significant questions about
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Love as Only Wishful ThinkingThroughout Ernest Hemingway's novel, "The Sun Also Rises", the theme of escaping reality by engaging in excessive drinking and casual sex occurs repeatedly. The new attitudes of The Lost Generation manifested in Lady Brett Ashley, who goes through many meaningless relations with several male characters throughout the novel. Indirectly, Brett managed to reject all those with whom she engaged in a relationship. Her rejection to Robert Cohn plays an important role in the novel as a result of the relationship involving a direct rejection, which contrasts that of any other character.Cohn displays a heavily obsessive attraction with Brett all throughout the novel
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The Breakdown and Rebuilding of South African Society within the novel Cry, The Beloved Country
“...what God has not done for South Africa man must do.” (25)
In the novel Cry, The Beloved Country, written by Alan Paton, some major conflicts follow the story from beginning to end. Two of these conflicts would be as follows; the breakdown of the tribal community and the power hope and faith pocesses to rebuild broken relationships. Kumalo, as an indivigual, demostrates the power of this hope which mends the broken relationships of his friends and his fallen tribal community. Throughout the novel one aquires the perfect perspective about the hardships the
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'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald opens effectively and prepares the reader for the rest of the novel. Fitzgerald does this by using techniques such as symbolism and setting.The symbolism in the first few chapters of the novel is very important as it prepares the reader for the rest of the novel. A good example of this is in the first chapter when Daisy, Tom and Nick go into Daisy's garden. " 'Why candles?' objected Daisy. She snapped them out with her fingers." This is important as light represents Gatsby's hope, which Daisy is snapping out. This also shows how Gatsby is associated with light and Daisy is associated with the absence of light, which is important in the rest of the
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An Analysis of Geographical Setting in Mark Twainâ€™s Novel: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Name: Meindy Kusbianto
Student Number: 2007-031-010
Subject: KWI 408: Prose
ATMA JAYA UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF EDUCATION â€“ ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
In a novel or fiction, there are many aspects inside it. There are characters, plot, setting, point of view and etc. Setting is one of the important aspects in a novel or fiction. If there is no setting in a novel, it will be a kind of a story without place, time and circumstances. There will become an uninterested story.
In the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, there are some settings of places. There are also some
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Discuss how far Pride and Prejudice challenges the generic conventions of the realist novel
Realist novel through divide in class. Generic convetions are romance, comedy (of manners) and drama. Austen details marriage throughout and this will reflect the society at the time of writing. The pragmatism is the need to be married. The novel employs narrative technique of free indirect speech. Narrative – 3rd person, effect on genre.
Romance is represented through characters being kept apart. Misconceptions, miscommunication and quick judgements are key facts. Mr Darcy the alpha male who takes charge of the situation. The heroin must be saved, clear convention however she is not the
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Hard times EssayThe Novel Hard Times by Charles Dickens was, by far, the most enjoyable piece of historical reading that I have done in high school. There were so many themes and ironies under the words that you had to search for, making it an incredibly enjoyable read.Although it may seem impossible, this novel is both romantic and realist. First of all, the novel is automatically romantic, because it is a novel, which was a product of the romantics in the first place. Through this novel, we see the romanticism of the ugliness of a manmade world devoid of God's works. The few romanticized characters in the novel are made obvious, because they are striving toward something, and even if
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EFSA Journal 2013;11(10):3421
Scientific Opinion on the safety of “citicoline” as a Novel Food ingredient1
EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA)2, 3
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and
Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on citicoline as a novel food ingredient in the context
of Regulation (EC) No 258/97. The novel food ingredient (NFI), citicoline, is choline cytidine 5‟-pyrophosphate
(C14H26N4O11P2) with a minimum purity of 98.0 %. The stability, specification and production process of
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Explore the ways Frayn uses multiple genre in his novel 'Spies'.
Throughout 'Spies', Frayn introduces us to several key genres. As the reader we are unsure which of these is entirely central to the novel; however, three prominent genres seem to arise. We see 'Spies' primarily as a mystery novel, with the unfolding plot of the "German spy", the truths that are yet to be found and the questions that are left unanswered. 'Spies' is also presented as a 'coming-of-age' novel: Stephen's conflicting ideas of childhood and the adult world and his own journey into adolescence. Finally, the novel is portrayed as a work of philosophy: the 'novel of ideas'. Concepts relating to this genre are
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The Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is a novel filled with drama and emotion, with love being the structural theme that ties important events and characters together. Each character has their own love experience that is of a different nature and type. There are three types of love explained in the novel: Intimacy which encompasses feelings of closeness and connectedness, as in a family; Passion which is the true love that lasts; and Commitment, which is the love that does not last and is not the true love. The characters in the book that justify these different natures in Great Expectations include Miss Havisham and Compeyson, Pip and Estella, the lasting love of Joe and Biddy, Joe
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The Novel vs. Film of The Scarlet Letter
Films of this era are criticized for substituting violence and special effects for "substance". Many believe that creating a movie script is a juvenile form of writing, a shrub to the oak of a novel. Upon reading both the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and viewing the film produced by Roland Joffe, one notices the tremendous effort put into both. This essay will explore the many differences and similarities between the book and movie.
The film is "freely adapted" from the novel. The word "free" describing the adaptation is well used- there are major differences in terms of time frame, characters, visual
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Gangs. This is what is portrayed in SE Hinton's novel, The Outsiders. Two different gangs from opposite ends of the social ladder clash in this epic novel of social tension between two rival groups, the Socs and the Greasers. The main character, 14-year-old Ponyboy, is a Greaser who lives under the cycle of poverty and endless pressure from the Socs. They are the upper class Westside crowd who are accepted in society. The Greasers, in contrast, struggle to put food on the table and are social outcasts. SE Hinton has mentioned about gangs several times in her novel. But what really defines a gang? According to some, it is, "A group of young people who spend time together for social reasons
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October 7th, 2008
Courage – A Significant Theme in the Novel ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’
In the novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ written by Harper Lee, courage can be seen as one of the strongest themes depicted in the novel through the morals given by characters like Atticus, and the brave events that are show by him throughout the novel. Courage can be considered a highly developed characteristic seen in many heroic individuals throughout history. It is a quality that is used in the darkest time, as well as an emotion that is hard to find but gives great reward in the end. The theme of courage can be seen through many classic works, and is