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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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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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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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The Influence of the Culture and Author in the Novel of “Khotbah Di Atas Bukit” by Kuntowijoyo
Literary works are the result of the action recollection of something that is known, understood and internalized, either intellectually, intuitively and emotionally by the author. The main causes of the appearance of a literary work is its own creator, the author. That is why an explanation of the personality and life of the author is the oldest most established method in the study of literature. Basically literature is the personal work of individuals extended through the imagination of the author. So literature is the personal thoughts of individuals in the form of ideas, expressions
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MY REACTION PAPER TO NOLI ME TANGERE
The title of this novel "Noli Me Tangere" is a Latin words meaning in tagalong “Huwag Mo Akong Salingin”. Jose Rizal, our national hero is the writer of this novel, where in, this novel was written during his time, where in, the exact year was 1884, he was in Madrid taking up medicine when he write this novel. When he finished his course (Medicine), he went to Paris and continues writing this novel. In Berlin, Jose Rizal finished the last part of this novel. This novel was written to remind us the bad things that Jose Rizal experienced during his time by the Spanish. From the very start of this novel, the first plan of our national hero is, to write
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Invisible Monsters is a novel that tells about the beauty desires of a woman who lost her beauty after an unfortunate accident. Her jaw was injured and thus she was incapable of speech. This novel has a big relationship with our topics about gender, particularly, body image. After reading this novel, we can gain a deeper understanding about how bizarre appearance affects a person’s life, the extreme desire that people have to be beautiful, and how the story relates to modern society.
In the novel Invisible Monsters, a woman, whose name was initially hidden, was shot while driving on the freeway. The shot made her lose her jaw. Becoming jawless was a quite shame for the girl because
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Beautiful Creatures was written by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl in 2009. The movie with the same title was made in April 2012 and then it was released in February 2013.Richard LaGravenese was both the scriptwriter and the director of the film. The movie and the novel had big differences, which definitely make us think which one is more effective. The story is about teenager Ethan Wate, who is obsessed with his urge to finish high school and go to college in order to leave behind, the small, weird town of Gatlin. Everything changed the moment when Ethan met Lena Duchannes, a mysterious girl who just
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Popular Literature Paper
SOC/105 Introduction to Pop Culture
Instructor: Narketta Sparkman
Popular Literature Paper
The purpose of this paper is to analyze a piece of popular literature including a critique of the story and a commentary about the influence of the work in popular culture. The paper will identify the literary production of The Green Mile written in 1996 by Stephen King. The paper will provide a brief description of what the novel is about, Stephen King’s background, and rather the novel fits other literature of the genre. Furthermore, the paper will discuss the cultural significance; whether the novel is economically successful or has fan followings and also
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Catching Fire Essay
In many books, the title almost has a major place within the book or novel. In Catching Fire the title can be associated not only as a concrete part of the book, but also as a major catalyst to many themes within the novel. Unlike many other novels the title is more of an idea than physical objects in the book. Three major themes that the idea of catching fire can be associated with are: rebellion, appearance, and love.
Not only in catching fire, but in the whole Hunger Games trilogy, rebellion is a major theme within the novels. Catching fire can be associated with the theme “rebellion” because the rebellion is waiting to start and just like a match, once
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Diego, Run! Book review/evaluation
Diego, Run!, written by Deborah Ellis, was released in Australia, In May 2007. The novel takes you on a moving journey; it makes you realise what people’s lives are like and what your life could be like if you lived in drained countries like Bolivia. All the main character, Diego really wants to do is get him and his family out of prison, as this is where he lives with his baby sister and mother. Diego and his family are in the prison because they were wrongly convicted of being in possession of drugs. To earn money for his family, he runs taxi errands for people inside the prison as kids can come and go as they please. Diego makes one
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A Separate Peace Essay
John Knowles’ novel A Separate Peace is the story of Gene Forrester who struggles to come to grips with the guilt over his role in a traumatic event from his childhood. The novel, told as a flashback from the perspective of an adult Gene, looks back on his friendship with a private school classmate and Gene’s destructive feelings of jealousy, fear, and anger.
Write a 3-5 page literary analysis that explores one of the attached essay topics.
You might want to think of a five-paragraph structure, but because of the length requirements, you may need to expand on that to adequately explore your
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The novel "Of Mice and Men" written by John Steinbeck in 1937 is a short novel about the story of two migrant workers living in California. They travel from town to town looking for work at ranches and farms. Steinbeck follows the two migratory workers who dream of saving enough money to buy their own land and finally settling down. One of the main characters is George Milton, an angry, hopeless, and brusque man, who is the leader of the duo. The other half of the duo is Lennie Small, who is oversized, mentally challenged, physically powerful, and inclined to getting into serious trouble. In the novel there are multiple occurrences of repeating patterns and events. Steinbeck effectively
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Growing Through Experience
The entire world consists of aging and growing older, whether we like it or not. Each day we face decisions that shape who we are, and what is happening in our lives today is going to contribute to the person we are years from now. Growing up is a challenging but exciting experience that we all go through. It takes making mistakes for us to realize who we want to be and to understand the meaning of our childhood. On our short journey in the world we meet many people and are around others that have a place in the adult we are going to be. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee the author suggests that when we are children, we are exposed to many
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have a much greater wealth and could influence other characters within the novel more, such as Mr. Darcy’s influence on Wickham concerning money in exchange for an agreement to marry Lydia. However, their acquaintances and communities intertwine in some way hence leading to Elizabeth and Darcy’s marriage, even with the opposition of someone of a higher rank, Lady Catherine.
The plot revolves around the need described in the very first sentence of the novel: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." This opening statement already emphasises a Marxist perspective about money’s influence on a man’s goal to find a suitable wife and vice versa.
The driving force of the plot also centres on the very idea of class. Not only does the novel concern itself with what class the characters belong to, but also by what means, or means of production, each character gained their status.
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“How westernisation is portrayed by symbols in Persepolis?”
Marjane Satrapi tries to show the different faces of the Iranian society through the various characters in her debut novel ‘Persepolis’. By highlighting the divergent cultural groups and classes in her novel, she tries to highlight the heterogeneous class and social structure prevalent in the Iranian society. For example when she says that “our maid did not eat with us” and “because my father had a Cadillac”, she is directly referring to the class and social structure in her society which unfortunately exists in all other societies – whether secular or fundamentalist.
By depicting the predominance of
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Men PE Penguin USA
5163 Travels with Charley PE Penguin USA
6128 Jazz PL Plume
138X Beloved PL Plume
9627 Song of Solomon PL Plume
079X Second Wind PU Putnam Publishing Group
9611 Black House RH Random House
7443 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ST Scholastic Trade
2226 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ST Scholastic Trade
1351 Dreamcatcher: A Novel
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Wide Sargasso Sea is a post colonial novel by Jean Rye. It is a typical subversive manoeuvre characteristic of post-colonial texts,which employs the strategy that the writer takes up a character or characters and uncovers its colonialist assumptions,subverting the text for post-colonial purposes. The novel acts as a prequel to Charlotte Brontë's famous 1847 novel Jane Eyre. It is the story of Antoinette Cosway (known as Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre), a white Creole heiress, from the time of her youth in the Caribbean to her unhappy marriage with Mr Rochester and relocation to England. Caught in an oppressive patriarchal society in which she belongs neither to the white Europeans nor the black
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BACK TO THE DREAMTIME by H.Q.Mitchell
Back to the dreamtime???this story is about a teenager from aboriginal boy raised in white Australian society called Richard MacDonald. He adopted by Joe,his adopted father and sonya,his adopted mother.Richard also have adopted big brother,Tom which same school with him and adopted younger sister,Judy. They never thought he as a adopted son. They really caring obout him eventhough their colour are not same. In this story,Richard always had a same dream that something calling him.The moral values that contained in “Back To The Dreamtime” novel are Good Responds by family, a sense of love, Responsibility, Never give up, and Mutual Respect. I
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The Power of Words
Words and stories hold tremendous value in the novel, which suggests that they are among the most powerful ways in which people connect with one another. Numerous examples of the ways words connect people turn up throughout the story. Learning the alphabet and how to create words is how Liesel and Hans Hubermann begin to develop their deep bond. Later, Liesel’s descriptions of the weather outside to Max also help to establish a bond between them. The greatest gift Max gives Liesel in the novel is words in the form of the “The Word Shaker,” the story he writes for her. In it, he suggests that words are the most powerful force there is, indicated by the fact that Hitler
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by Amir throughout the novel when he reflects on the loyalty of Hassan compared to his own cowardice. Amir says this to Sohrab in the final chapter, showing that the cycle of redemption is complete.
“I tore the wrapping paper from Assef’s present. It was a biography of Hitler.” – This foreshadows the later segregation in Afghanistan and portrays Assef to be one who enjoys the pleasure of torturing as well as power and status.
Afghan words – used to remind the reader of the nationality of the characters
Bold and italics – used to emphasis important words, as well as often being used when Amir is quoting what another character said earlier
Clinical words – used in the scenes
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In O' Pioneers, by Willa Cathers, Emil and Carl can be compared to one another through the theme of love. Carl and Emil are both round characters and you see many different sides to them thought the novel. Carl, who is a shy scronny teen in the beginning of the book comes back in the end as a developed man who seems to know more about him self and has his prioritys set. Emil, in the beginning of the book is too a small child whos cat climbed up onto a telegraphe pole and won't come down, but when he has grown up he is a smart, tall, athletic man, who goes out in life and accomplishes many great things. Carl and Emil are both very similar, but two big similaritys are there love to and from
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Great Gatsby Assignment
The questions below are all very open-ended, allowing you a permissive opportunity to reflect on and draw personalized meaning from the text. The key will not be right answers but how you position and support your reply to each question. As a result, responses should not appear as a question answered, but as an insight revealed. There will need to be an investigative quality to how you use the question to interpret the novel and its possible applications to your own personal and cultural realities. Responses will normally require a paragraph or two (200-300 words; more or less is fine so long as responses are complete
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The article, “The A-Mazing House: The Labyrinth as Theme and Form in Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves” by Natalie Hamilton is a scholarly journal entry which has an interesting take on the novel House of Leaves written by Mark Z. Danielewski. The article’s main focus is on labyrinths and the examination of the use of them as the theme and form in House of Leaves. In order to examine the theme and form, the mode of approach Hamilton takes is to “provide partial blueprints for [the] house by examining the foundations for which it is built”(3) as well as exploring the Danielewski’s use of labyrinths throughout the novel.
The thesis in this paper is the idea that House of Leaves is all
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Alice Walker presents her ideas of love and marriage through the character in ‘The Color Purple’ and their relationships. Each character’s perception of love and marriage differs in the prime of the novel, yet as we progress and witness the trials and tribulations they endure, we see their ideas distort and reshape, or strengthen. Throughout the novel we are given a mixed bag of types of relationships, some are love-starved, others are brimming with love and some are only short bursts of love.
From the early chapters of the novel we are given the fundamentals of the generic relationship back then; dominant male and submissive female (there is also the exception of Shug and Celie, even
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Compare and Contrast Essay
Similarities between Harper Lee’s Childhood Life and Scout Finch’s Childhood Life
The To Kill a Mockingbird novel written by Harper Lee is commonly considered one of the twentieth century's most widely read American novels. The vast majority of people that have read the novel are of the belief that the events contained within the novel are based on Harper Lee’s childhood experiences growing up in the South. However, absent of Harper Lee actually confirming the inspirational source for her novel; it’s still an assumption made by the masses. Nonetheless, we all have to agree that there are some very distinct similarities
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India’s’ “Rooster Coop”? To achieve his own dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur? Was freedom and monetary success worth the price he had to pay?
The White Tiger explores Balram’s struggle to reach the highest rung in the society. The novel could actually be seen as a social commentary – it brings to light issues of inequality, caste, poverty and corruption in India. It portrays the narrators’ agitation at how the poor are victimised by the rich. He talks of how the country is being run by corrupt government officials and how even the national elections are rigged.
The White Tiger was widely –read and it made Aravind Adiga, The Galaxy British Book Awards for Author of the Year, PEN
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ENGL124 Literature Analysis
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a novel written by Mohsin Hamid, set in the year
following 9/11, constructed through a conversation between a Pakistani named Changez and an unnamed American in a café in Lahore..
The Reluctant Fundamentalist uses a variety of narrative strategies that
contribute to the novel’s atmospheric world. This essay is going to focus on the metaphorical and symbolic techniques used in the novel and analyze the connection between them. It will also elaborate how does the metaphor relate to the first-person narrative in the novel and how do these two methodologies work together to derive the deeper meaning of the
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who opposed was very
common, and always kept quiet. One of the only truly publicized cases was that of the Mirabal Sisters. Patria, Maria, and Antonia Mirabal were all avidly involved in the anti-Trujillo movement, and as a result, Maria and Antonia were incarcerated and tortured on numerous occasions, and Trujillo had all three viciously murdered in a sugarcane field in 1960 (“History of the Dominican Republic”). The people of the Dominican Republic lived under such inhumanity for thirty years. Junot Diaz’ Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, is a perfect demonstration of this brutality.
Though much of Diaz’ novel is filled with humorous
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evident the fact that the author was of view of freedom of speech for women. The novel, which is predominantly based on Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of satyagraha women, as satyagrahis, demonstrated fearlessness in their struggle for independence. Inspite of the lathi blows, they persevere their nonviolent march exhibiting a conscious knowledge of their strength and power , and endure pain in the face of brutality, inhumanity and cruelty of the police.
Raja rao, in kanthapura portrays the role of women in the nationalist movement inspired by gandhian ideals. It is an extreme shift from the position of women in the patriarchal Indian society to that in a strong movement against colonialism
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“The face at the window”
Journal article by Heather Neilson
Item description: The Gothic novel is characterised by several established features: the supernatural, passion, violence and fear. In this article Heather Neilson examines the predominate characteristics of a genre which emerged as a response to a period of instability in personal, social and political life.
Whether conservatively defined as referring to a group of novels written by English authors between the 1760s and the 1820s- a definition which would include Frankenstein, but not Wuthering Heights or The Turn of the Screw- or more liberally as a genre still vital and evolving, the Gothic novel is characterised by
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Remarque’s anti-war novel tapped into the global sorrow and sense of nationalism created by World War I. His inspiration stemmed from his own time spent as a German soldier. War novels before All Quiet on the Western Front tended to romanticize war, as well as emphasize patriotism, nationalism, and glory. Remarque refutes this tradition by exposing its meaningless violence of war. “While they continued to write and talk, we saw the wounded dying. While they taught that duty to one's country is the greatest thing, we already knew that death-throes are stronger” (64). Dying for one’s country is the greatest sense of nationalism, however this novel argues that there is never a just cause
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La planète des singes to Planet of the Apes: The Evolution of a Franchise
The 1960's saw a rise in the popularity of science fiction novels, television shows and movies being produced around the world. In France, Pierre Boulle, a former engineer and secret agent with the French army, published La planète des singes, a satirical novel that found nearly immediate success in the science fiction community. Less than five years after publication, the novel had been translated into English, and the first of many films in the American Planet of the Apes media franchise debuted as "loose adaptations" of Boulle's work. Today, this science fiction powerhouse continues to create popular film
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The novel ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ written by J.C Burke and the film ‘Stand by me’ written by Rob Reiner. These texts present the fact that relationships with people assist one’s journey of going into the World, people deal with obstacles differently and maturity brings great rewards. J.C.Burke uses descriptive language, dialogue, metaphors and idiomatic first person narration.
The novel ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ written by J.C Burke and the film ‘Stand by me’ written by Rob Reiner. These texts present the fact that relationships with people assist one’s journey of going into the World, people deal with obstacles differently and maturity brings great rewards. J.C.Burke uses
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The movie Misery death is the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel, he tells the story of a rich and famous writer of best-seller, Paul Sheldon, known for the legend of a romantic heroine, Misery Chastain, is victim of a grave car accident, while he travels in mountain. He is then saved by a nurse, Annie Wilkes, who tells to be his most fervent admirer.
But very fast, Annie's kindness and its more and more bizarre behavior (The nurse refuses to call the help in spite of the grave wounds from which suffers the writer) arouse Paul's suspicions.
Giving in to the whim of his benefactress, he agrees to make him read the sketch of the last volume of "Misery", entitled «The child of Misery
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Say something im giving up on you
In the compelling novel, Persepolis, written by Marjane Satrapi, the protagonist, Marji has a personal relationship with God. Throughout the novel so far, God has left as well as come back to Marji as a result of certain actions on Marji’s side. After God returns to Marji on page 25 frame 8, he is not displayed in any frames for a great span of time. He takes no presence in the storyline and has no underlying significance, yet, what I find intriguing is the fact that God is again seen on page 53 frame 9, after this long absence. His sudden appearance made me ponder, why is God seen in this frame? Why did he return and what significance does that have to
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NOVEL REPORT IN P.L.E
“BANANA HEART SUMMER”
I. Merlinda Bobis’ Background
* Born 25 November 1959.
* Is a contemporary Philippine-Australian writer and academic.
* Born in Legaspi City, in the Philippines province of Albay, Merlinda Bobis attended Bicol University High School then completed her B.A. at Aquinas University in Legaspi City.
* She holds post-graduate degrees from the University of Santo Tomas and University of Wollongong, and now lives in Australia.
* Written in various genres in both Filipino and English, her work
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How does Fitzgerald tell the story in chapter 1?
Chapter 1 is used by Fitzgerald to create the world in which you are about to read into, by characterising the characters within the book almost straight away through the first person narration by Nick Caraway.
For example “her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth.” Here Daisy Buchanan is characterised to seem romantic, “lovely…bright passionate mouth.” Through this, and various other chapters in the novel, we can see how she portrays the theme of romanticism in the novel, however this will directly contrast with how she is materialistic and seems to be more in love with possessions
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English Novel over the centuries-
English novel came into existence in the beginning of 18th century with the emergence of new middle class. During this time, public interest in human characters grew and this led to the popularity of autobiographies, biographies, journals, diaries and memoirs. Novelists showed interest in the newly emerged complex middle-class characters who were struggling with their morality and social issues. Tom Jones, a foundling was written by Henry Fielding during this time and focused on the social structure that prevailed in England during that time.
The first half of the 19th century was influenced by romanticism and the focus was on nature and imagination
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The book “Touch” by novelist, Francine Prose look at the hardships a female student who has just reached the adolescent age experiences. He uses the main character as the narrator of the story to make her experience and feeling well emphasized and understood. The novel shows how the young woman oblivious of the difference between the male and the female sexes becomes close friends with three boys over a long time. Later on, they come and defy her sexually because of their lack of sexual attraction and arousal control. They leave her terribly confused and disturbed. Her parents are not helpful as they try to ignore the
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Formal Essay: Effi Briest
The classic novel, Effi Briest, by Theodor Fontane follows a young woman’s journey through an arranged marriage, exposed infidelity, and guilt-ridden hardship. Effi Briest, a seventeen-year- old living in nineteenth century Germany, struggles through loneliness, depression, fear, and diminishing health through her planned marriage to a nobleman, Baron Geert von Innstetten, as well as after the troubled marriage comes to an end. Throughout the novel, several metaphors are used to emphasize the underlying hardships Effi faces, including the “Chinaman” ghost, Effi’s diminishing health, and the shooting stars.
In her husband’s
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Brave New world is a dystopian novel written in England in 1931 and published in 1932 during the Modernism literary period. The setting of the novel is in London and New Mexico ruled under an imagined future one-world government called the World State. The World State of Brave New World is a totalitarian dystopia that uses technology to, deceive its citizens into loving their slavery. Dystopia is a society, in this case the World State, that is an imaginary society organized to create ideal conditions for human beings, eliminating hatred, pain, neglect, and all of the other evils of the world.
Huxley wrote Brave New World as a dystopian novel due to the
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theme of this novel is Xuma’s struggle to be freed as a human being in a society where the ruling minority controls the oppressed majority in the apartheid system. In the novel, we will explore the psychological, social protest, mine work, lifestyles, and law enforcement aspects that are depicted in the novel.
In the book, the reader is introduced to a few new characters and how they deal with the stresses of racial discrimination in the city. Eliza, the niece of Leah, lives behind a façade that drives her to madness. She lives in a denial that she is black and she will still be judged even if she was born in the city and is literate. She also expresses interest in Xuma, but is
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Fagin`s Character in Charles Dickens`
Characters are one of the most significant features that writers use to express their thoughts and illustrate their messages. These characters may be good or bad depending on the characterization given to them by the writers. In other words, the goodness or evilness of a character is determined by the way the writers depict the character`s physical appearance, speech, behavior or reaction. In “Oliver Twist”, Dickens successfully chooses his characters to suit the message of his work. This novel deals with many topics, one of which is the world of crime and criminals. One major character in this field of criminality is Fagin, the Jew
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row! I really hope she doesn’t get mad at me. I absolutely hate being late for class. Part I: Defining and Understanding Stream of Consciousness Stream of Consciousness is a method used by authors to help us get into the mind of the narrator as he or she tells a story. It captures how the narrator is thinking in real time, and as a result, the narrator’s thoughts guide the style of the literature. Earlier in the novel, O’Brien used stream of consciousness to convey the thoughts of First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross in the chapter “The Things They Carried.” Now, “In the Field” returns us to this character’s unique point of view again. Read the passage below, and as you read
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Statement of Intent: Independent Study Project: Fahrenheit 451
My tentative topic for this ISP will be Ray Bradbury’s use delusion of truth, the desire of ignorance and the fear of freeing oneself from propaganda to express society’s desire for perfect happiness- no matter the cost- in Fahrenheit 451. In this dystopian novel, Bradbury uses Clarisse and her odd family to foreshadow some of Guy Montag’s doubt in himself, his family and his daily life. Clarisse’s role in the novel is made clearer as Montag begins searching for the truth as she is seen as a guiding light to give Guy hope for a better future where he is happy. Given the government dictated culture they live in, the danger and
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In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the main character, Amir, is in a constant struggle between morality and immorality. The relationship between Amir and Hassan shows dominance on Amir’s part, which is obvious when Amir constantly puts blame on Hassan, when he left his friend to be abused by other men, and when he delivers the harshest blow by attempting to frame both Hassan and his father for stealing in order to get rid of Hassan. This obvious mistreatment towards his friend indicates both his lack of ethics and his selfishness, therefore causing ill feelings towards him. Whereas characters with similar personalities as Amir would become instantly disliked by all, his
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Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a novel focused on vampirism during Victorian time. Vampirism is a curse that awakens the dead as blood sucking monsters, however, it is also a metaphor or a symbol for disease. Vampirism can correlate with animal related illness such as rabies and bubonic plague seen in Dracula’s transformations. Although associating with animal related disease vampirism can also be associated with venereal disease such as syphilis shown in Dracula through the infection of Lucy and Mina. Vampirism rate of infection is closely related to the infectious theory.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula is riddled with text that supports disease. “As the count leaned over me and his hands touched me
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for satire, his first novel, Player Piano, took on corporate culture and was published in 1952. More novels followed, including The Sirens of Titan (1959), Mother Night (1961), and Cat's Cradle (1963). War remained a recurring element in his work and one of his best-known works, Slaughterhouse-Five, draws some of its dramatic power from his own experiences. This exploration of the human condition mixed with the fantastical struck a cord with readers, giving Vonnegut his first best-selling novel.
His last book was A Man Without a Country, a collection of biographical essays. In it, he expressed his views on politics and art as well as shed more light on his own life.
Kurt Vonnegut died on April 11, 2007, at the age of 84, as a result of head injuries sustained in a fall at his home in New York a few weeks earlier. He was survived by his second wife, photographer Jill Krementz, their adopted daughter, Lily, and six children from his first marriage.
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romantic in it. Although it is said that Flaubert took inspiration from characters in his own life, there are certain aspects of the novel that hints at it being somewhat romantic. In particular, the protagonists view on nature and her compassion have been interpreted as somewhat romantic.
Flaubert’s most prestigious book, Madame Bovary, caused quite a stir due to its moral content. ‘Un Cœur Simple’ did not cause quite as much controversy. But the debate surrounding Madame Bovary had a lot to do with Flaubert's realistic writing style; he did not believe in inspiration and muses—he believed in working hard and simply reporting exactly what he saw. He believed in inspection and accurate