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  • A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials

    A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials

    A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials. By Laurie Winn Carlson. (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 1999. Pp. xiii, 197. $24.95.) The author of this book has proposed an intriguing hypothesis regarding the seventeenth-century witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Laurie Winn Carlson argues that accusations of witchcraft were linked to an epidemic of encephalitis and that it was a specific form of this disease, encephalitis lethargica, that accounts for

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    Submitted: May 5, 2010 By: Yan
  • A Few Good Men

    A Few Good Men

    The Strive for Truth Though truth is hard to come by, it must be found no matter the consequences. In the film, A Few Good Men, Daniel Kaffee makes a good example of what it is to strive to find the truth no matter how tedious or long the path is. At first, when presented with the case, Kaffee really does not take interest and looks for the easiest route to go with. He does

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: David
  • A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

    A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

    Reading Response Journal #1 I chose to read Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance, a story about four very different people living in India during a period of great civil unrest known as The State of Emergency. I found this book incredibly easy to get into because of the way Mistry writes. He seems to create the story around you, placing you in the setting as a viewer, involving you in the lives of the characters.

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    Submitted: May 13, 2010 By: Jon
  • A Flawed Society

    A Flawed Society

    William Golding’s allegoric novel, Lord of the Flies illustrates many issues of human society through a group of young, stranded, British boys. The story takes place on an island during World War II. As a result of a plane crash, several young schoolboys are left to survive on their own in an entirely new environment. Left with no other choice but to wait to be rescued, they try to figure out what is necessary to

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    Submitted: February 24, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Fool’s Gold: The Tragedy of Gatsby in F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

    A Fool’s Gold: The Tragedy of Gatsby in F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

    Jealousy, greed, and deception are all characteristics of evil and have been since the beginning of time. Because of the behavior of those who spitefully use these traits in wickedness, they have been known to cause countless tribulations. Kingdoms have fallen, alliances broken, families divided, and even some friendships couldn’t survive the stranglehold of these evils. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, all of these personalities play a huge part in making for a

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    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Bred
  • A Fork in Davids Road.A Story About My Father

    A Fork in Davids Road.A Story About My Father

    Homer Bell Narrative Biographical Mrs. Kahn 12/12/05 David’s Fork In The Road The rain was so intense, the Sacramento River was on the brink of spilling over. The gray clouded sky expressed all that David felt deep in himself. Waiting on the cold table searching the walls for a soothing sight but all that’s found is thermometers, cotton, tongue depressors, and gauze. Someone’s footsteps could be heard in the distance. They seemed like his executioner

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    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: Tasha
  • A Frequent Misconception of Poetic Language

    A Frequent Misconception of Poetic Language

    A Frequent Misconception… A frequent misconception of poetic language is that a poet always seeks the most beautiful or noble sounding words. What they really seek are the most meaningful words, and these vary from one context to another. Language has many levels and verities, and poets may choose from all of them. Their words may be grandiose or humble, fanciful or matter-of-fact, romantic or realistic, archaic or modern, technical or conventional, monosyllabic or

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    Essay Length: 286 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Top
  • A Friend Who Changed My Life

    A Friend Who Changed My Life

    A Friend Who Changed My Life A year into my high school career, I met a person who to this day has had a large effect on me, my personality, and my outlook on life. It was only after her recent departure from South Africa that I realized exactly what a big part of my life she was, and now I understand how it feels to lose a wonderful person, and an amazing friend. Early

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Artur
  • A Game of Forgiveness

    A Game of Forgiveness

    Why would a reformer never change his or herself? In “Sponono”, a short story by Alan Paton, the main character Sponono never learned to change his ways because he believed forgiveness always would be the solution when someone misbehaved. Even though he lost all his freedom after he stole the stone, Meneer still gave him many opportunities for him to make amend. According to Sponono, authorities such as Meneer should always forgive others. When Sponono

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    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Fonta
  • A Gatsby Party

    A Gatsby Party

    Recently I was lucky enough to score an invite to a Gatsby party, which I unintentionally won on a bar bet. Well, I was not about to turn an opportunity down like that. So, two days later, I readied myself, and went out to his residence for the party reception. It was stunning, lights music, dancing, all the glitz you could get in New York, all in one place. There was food for every palette.

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Victor
  • A Good Chemistry Professor

    A Good Chemistry Professor

    If someone asked me whose chemistry class I would recommend to take, I definitely would not hesitate to suggest him to enroll Dr. Richard Dipietro’s. He was both an interesting person and a serious, helpful, friendly and hard-working professor, whose teaching methods were the best I had ever seen in the last two years of my college study. Dr. Richard was about six-feet and four-inches tall, a heavy and fatty person, who used to wear

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    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: Tommy
  • A Good Cop

    A Good Cop

    A Good Cop Crash movie was released in 2004 and directed by Paul Haggis who was interested in playwriting as he was young. It is about racial and gender problems happening in Los Angeles. It describes several characters of different kind of people- black and white people, from a person having a high position such as lawyer to a person having lower position as a locksmith in this society, and these characters together are occurred

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    Submitted: May 27, 2010 By: Tasha
  • A Good Education Gone to Waste

    A Good Education Gone to Waste

    “His work seemed to him thin, commonplace, feeble. At times he felt his own weakness so fatally that he could not go on; when he had nothing to say, he could not say it, and he found that he had very little to say at best” (Adams 39). Having been born into the upper class, Henry Adams graduated from high school and then for him, “the next regular step was Harvard” (Adams 32). Through

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Jessica
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    Flannery O'Connor's short story collection A Good Man is Hard to Find has many elements of a southern gothic work. Images of ancient castles with sliding panels create suspicious themes and settings that lead the readers into the dark and gloomy world of the southern United States. With all of the violence, horror, and dismal surroundings presented in O'Connor's stories there is too a moral message given. Later gothic work did not always explain

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Jon
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    Good Man Is Hard To Find A Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find is filled with foreshadowing which the first time reader will not grasp, but leaps out of the pages for repeated readers. When first read, A Good Man is Hard to Find, the reader does not value the importance of the grandmother charter and her warning. She is thought to just be a

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Bred
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    “I just know you’re a good man! You’re not at all common!” Just some of the last pleading words of the grandmother in the story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor. In the story, the author uses colloquialism, point-of-view, foreshadowing, and irony, as well as other rhetorical devices, to portray the satire of southern beliefs and religion throughout the entire piece. Flannery O’Connor lived most of her life in the southern

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    Essay Length: 903 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Fatih
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    “A Good Man is Hard to Find” In Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” O’Connor uses a gruesome and violent situation to reveal the true nature of her characters. In some cases, the natures of her characters are duplicitous to their initial descriptions in the first half of the story and in others, they stray very little from what is understood of them in the beginning. It can be argued that “A

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    Essay Length: 2,080 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Stenly
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    The setting begins in the in the dinning room, where everyone is sitting and reading the newspaper in Atlanta. Because the children are at home and they are about to go on a vacation, the month is June or July. The subsequent significant setting of the story is outside of Toombsboro, on a dirt road, the time is afternoon since the sky is clear with no clouds or any sun. “She reached out and touched

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    Flannery O’Connor’s, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” shows how in the face of tragedy one’s perspective and even morals can change in an instant. O’Connor addresses a number of problematic issues and ideas, mostly through her devout Catholic faith. In this story we find that that the characters have been exposed to shocking violence as a means of achieving an ultimate and meaningful moment. No one is free of sin and as a

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    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: Stenly
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    The setting begins in the in the dinning room, where everyone is sitting and reading the newspaper in Atlanta. Because the children are at home and they are about to go on a vacation, the month is June or July. The subsequent significant setting of the story is outside of Toombsboro, on a dirt road, the time is afternoon since the sky is clear with no clouds or any sun. “She reached out and touched

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    Submitted: May 9, 2010 By: Kevin
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find - Flannery O'Connor

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find - Flannery O'Connor

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find - Flannery O’Connor A woman who views herself as God and a man who views himself as Jesus Christ. This man didn’t go as far as to say he’s bigger than Jesus as a legendary Beatle once did; he however stated the following “Jesus thown everything off balance. It was the same case with Him as with me…” As the above briefly demonstrates, O’Connor’s “A good man is

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: July
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O’connor

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O’connor

    Vourtsas Joanna Vourtsas October 14, 2014 Comp. II Essay 1 Grandmothers True Colors In the story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor the grandmother is the protagonist of the story. She has no given name throughout the short story other than “grandmother”. By that given name the reader believes that the protagonist will be somewhat like a normal grandmother heartwarming, sweet and caring. But this all changes once it is figured

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    Submitted: November 4, 2014 By: yianna1994
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find Essay

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find Essay

    As O’Connor has said “All my stories are about the action of grace on a character who is not very willing to support it”, in her short story A Good Man is Hard to Find, she demonstrates that the grandmother’s character and her journey to reach grace. The grandmother starts to be an ignorant, garrulous and selfish person at the beginning but reveals her grace at the end of the story. To begin with, the

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    Submitted: May 28, 2019 By: zsyyyy
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find: The Misfit and The Grandmother

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find: The Misfit and The Grandmother

    Compare/Contrast Character Analysis Paper A Good Man is Hard to Find: The Misfit and The Grandmother “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor, depicts a contrast of good and evil however, it shows how the enactment of good and evil is not as evident as it appears. The Grandmother perceives herself as a moralistically good character though her actions deem to create a downfall for the family. On the other hand the

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    Submitted: May 16, 2010 By: Mikki
  • A Great and Mighty Walk

    A Great and Mighty Walk

    In his interview titled: “a Great and Mighty Walk”, Dr. Clarke brilliantly expressed many revelatory facts regarding Africa and the state of Africans subjected to forced migration into various parts of the globe with such simplicity that the unsuspected readers may easily confound his assertions as a simple history lesson; nothing can be further from the truth, nonetheless. When scrutinizing Dr. Clarke’s approach on the state of Africa, we have to pay attention to these

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    Submitted: January 17, 2016 By: bbwvixen89
  • A Great Man - Ronaldo.

    A Great Man - Ronaldo.

    Homework: Someone you Admire Student name: Minh Hoang Dam Course: EAP 500 Professor: Sonja Penzo Section: NBU A great man - Ronaldo There are a lot of successful people in our life, and the one that I admire most is Cristiano Ronaldo. Many people admire him because he is successful, kind and a family-man. To illustrate, he is one of most successful footballer of all time. His salary now is about six hundred thousand dollars

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    Essay Length: 266 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 27, 2019 By: hoang.kon99
  • A Greek Tragedy

    A Greek Tragedy

    When it comes to Greece will all come down to agree on one thing: its appalling tragedies. Since the beginning of the history Greece was the birth to many cultural masterpieces, be it literature (Odysseus or Troy) or arts or political even educational triumphs. We think of the notable philosophers Aristotle, Sophocles, Socrates and Plato. We think of democracy and freedom of speech. Although we cannot deny the fact that its mythology makes Greece a

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    Submitted: April 15, 2017 By: Elvira Mansi
  • A Growth Mindeset

    A Growth Mindeset

    A growth mindset is a mindset in which the person would do anything to accomplish their goal and overcome any challenges along the way. A fixed mindset is the exact opposite of a growth mindset. One whom possesses a fixed mindset will make minor mistakes and consider them major failures. Instead of facing there challenges head on, they run and hide from them, and consequently end up facing even bigger problems. People with a growth

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    Submitted: January 22, 2019 By: annacorlew
  • A Handful of Dust

    A Handful of Dust

    Devotion and compassion toward one another, a core reason why many relationships these days work out and last a lifetime. Trusting someone is essential and basically the backbone to all relationships. Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust is a satirical novel that involves the story of Tony Last and his wife, Lady Brenda. Tony is more in love with his house, Hetton Abbey, than with his wife. Brenda, bored with Tony and his apparent desire

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Janna
  • A Hanging

    A Hanging

    In “A Hanging”, Orwell has a sudden epiphany: the prisoner that he is escorting is going to die. He feels that it is wrong, even if the prisoner was sentenced to death. With Orwell’s phrasing he reminds us that the prisoner is fully functional, his “feet printed themselves on the wet gravel”, “muscles slid neatly into place”, and a “lock of hair on his scalp danced up and down”, but when he saw the prisoner

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    Essay Length: 445 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: July

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