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  • The Bluest Eye

    The Bluest Eye

    “ The Bluest Eye Everywhere we go there are going to be stereotypes that can affect us in our daily lives. Even stereotypes from years ago are still sometimes present today. For years Caucasian blue-eyed dolls was considered the best and most perfect gift for every little girl. For this time period it was considered perfect but many girls did not have the features that the doll had. This in some cases would affect minority’s,

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Boat

    The Boat

    About the author Alistair Macleod, he was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan in 1936, but by the age of ten had returned with his family to their farm in Cape Breton. After completing high school, MacLeod attended teacher's college in Truro and then taught school. A specialist in British literature of the nineteenth century, MacLeod taught English as a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor to this day. His first

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Bond of Love

    The Bond of Love

    The Bond of Love There are many essential emotions that form the building blocks of our lives. These emotions help to shape the people that we are. These feelings are ones that are ultimately necessary to keep us happy. Nothing makes these feelings more evident than the Odyssey by Homer. Through out the course of this book there is one major emotional theme, which is love. Love is shown within a family, which chose

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    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    Brooke Wright Professor Schneiderwind April 22, 2015 History 1320 The Boy In The Striped Pajamas World War two was a time in history that the world will never forget, and certainly a time the Jewish community in Germany will never forget. It was a dark time, where Jews were being persecuted for simply being who they were born to be. A time where Germans were to be viewed as the superior race and for Jews

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    Submitted: March 12, 2018 By: Brooke Wright
  • The Breakable Vow

    The Breakable Vow

    No country or society can claim to be free of domestic violence; it cuts across boundaries of culture, class, education, income, ethnicity and age. Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior in which one person attempts to control another through threats or actual use of physical violence, sexual assault, and verbal or psychological abuse. No one should become implicated in domestic violence relationships. There is a repeating cycle of violence in the relationship,

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    Submitted: June 7, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Breakdown and Rebuilding of South African Society Within the Novel

    The Breakdown and Rebuilding of South African Society Within the Novel

    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,

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: regina
  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club In this movie I think that character that best represents me would be Andrew. In his situation, the bully John was beating up on the girl Claire, whom he was sitting next to. When John started to get into her face, Andrew was sticking up for her and telling him to back off. I think that if I was in that situation, I would also stand up for my friend if they

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Fonta
  • The Breaking Point

    The Breaking Point

    The Breaking Point In Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart, outsiders disrupt a settlement based on tradition. The poem “The Second Coming” by W.B. Yeats talks about the falconer and how the widening gyre makes it so that the people lose focus of the falconer in the center of that gyre. In Things Fall Apart, there are many examples of the people losing focus on their center because of the mixing of outside cultures. The

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Anna
  • The Bretton Woods Agreements

    The Bretton Woods Agreements

    GATT paragraph : The United States is a signatory-founder of GATT, although Congress has never ratified the General Agreement. So from that time world trade has become a strong component of the foreign policy of the United States, which are in fact an integral part of US legislation. In this regard, it is significant that the agreements of the Tokyo Round (September 1973-April 1979), for example, do not have received approval from the US political

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    Submitted: October 22, 2015 By: Raph Mth
  • The Bridge by Gay Talese

    The Bridge by Gay Talese

    The Bridge, by Gay Talese, is a non-fiction book that informs readers of exactly what a large scale construction project means to the people who built it and the people affected by it, specifically, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York city. In The Bridge, Gay Talese started the novel by telling us about a group of people called the boomers. These men were cowboys of large construction projects. They went around from town to

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    Submitted: April 11, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Burden of Selfishness in Ibsen’s Modernist Plays

    The Burden of Selfishness in Ibsen’s Modernist Plays

    The characters in “A Doll’s House” and “The Master Builder” by Henrik Ibsen are so held down by their own selfishness that they can only fantasize that they themselves have the power to lift off the ground and fly. Selfishness lays such a burden upon the characters, even though they do not realize their selfish actions, and in return their actions result in hurting themselves and the ones they loved. Nora Helmer from “A Doll’s

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Cabin Kevin Jones

    The Cabin Kevin Jones

    The Cabin Kevin Jones Unreliable narrator 2nd per Do I know where the bathroom is? What do you mean, do I know where the bathroom is? I've been in the Delta View Mental Institute for five years now and you are still asking me if I know where the bathroom is. I know this place like the back of my hand. I'm not crazy, how many times do I have to tell you people? These

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    Submitted: January 14, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Cabin/ Unreliable Narrator

    The Cabin/ Unreliable Narrator

    The Cabin Kevin Jones Unreliable narrator 2nd per Do I know where the bathroom is? What do you mean, do I know where the bathroom is? I’ve been in the Delta View Mental Institute for five years now and you are still asking me if I know where the bathroom is. I know this place like the back of my hand. I’m not crazy, how many times do I have to tell you people? These

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    Submitted: March 23, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Calamity of Calamus

    The Calamity of Calamus

    The Calamity of Calamus Introduction Walt Whitman is famed as the first American poet. His use of free style has been praised by many and seen as very American. Walt Whitman’s career as a poet was criticized in two different ways. He is either seen as a genius for his style, or he is seen as repulsive because of his homosexuality and the way he expresses it in his poems. One of his most criticized

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • The Californian’s Tale: Theme Analysis

    The Californian’s Tale: Theme Analysis

    The Californian’s Tale Theme Analysis By Andie Moore In the story The Californian’s Tale there is one main theme that leads to others. This main theme is evident it is love. Henry has a great love for his wife. His love was a never-ending feeling for her. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” Henry probably had such a hard time with his wife’s death that

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Call of the Wild - Life Lessons That Are Learned and Thought

    The Call of the Wild - Life Lessons That Are Learned and Thought

    The Call of the Wild: Life lessons that are learned and thought Introduction As a student in Introduction to Literature I have had the opportunity to engage in reading and writing from the books listed: The Call of the Wild, Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s, and I know why the cage bird sings. These books have taught me that a message could be delivered in many perspectives. I have learned that a book is more

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    Submitted: June 4, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Cambodias Best-Known Literatureculture Hero

    The Cambodias Best-Known Literatureculture Hero

    The Cambodias Best-Known LiteratureCulture Hero By Lay Vicheka March 11, 2005 Ў§Choun NatЎЁ is known as the most impressive literature and cultural promoter that Cambodia every produced. Many claim Choun Nat revitalized Cambodian cultural identity. Sadly he is not world-widely recognized as those in the developed countries, due to CambodiaЎ¦s immense isolation and misery over the past decades. The purpose of this scope of paper is to awaken the Cambodians and foreigners alike, not to

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Case of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

    The Case of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

    The Case of Mandatory Minimum Sentences Dear, Representative Beatty, Joyce Since it was first this was first made, minimum mandatory sentencing and the concept that informs this criminal justice policy has been a subject of big debate between people of Law and regular citizens that are for or against it. Mandatory sentencing directs that an individual should serve a particular predetermined jail term for particular crimes, most of which are categorized as violent offenses. As

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    Submitted: October 12, 2018 By: puffdaddy206
  • The Cask of Amontidillo

    The Cask of Amontidillo

    The Cask of Amontillado "I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong." With these ferverous words from the introductory paragraph of Edgar Allan Poe's Cask of Amontillado, the story of Montresor's revenge begins. Poe repeatedly stresses the need for revenge due to bitterness

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    Submitted: April 13, 2010 By: Artur
  • The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado One of the main themes of Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado is revenge. Firstly a brief summary of the short story: the story is supposed to happen more than a hundred years ago during Italian Carnival festivities. The main character, a man called Montressor, feels terribly offended, even insulted by a friend named Fortunato, and firmly decides to take this friend's life. In order to achieve his aim, Montressor

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Stenly
  • The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado

    Edgar A. Poe’s, “The Cask of Amontillado”, is a witty and daring tale based on revenge. The plot of it though is very simple. Montresor, who carries a grudge against Fortunato for an offense that is never explained, leads a drunken Fortunato through a series of chambers beneath his palazzo with the promise of a taste of Amontillado, a wine that Montresor has just purchased. When the two men reach the last underground chamber,

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    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado

    It is Edgar Allan Poe’s intense use of symbolism and irony throughout “The Cask of Amontillado” that establishes the short story as a candidate worthy of analysis. The skillful use of these devices are utilized by the author to create this horrific and suspenseful short story. Irony and symbolism in “The Cask of Amontillado” greatly effect the outcome of Fortunato’s well being. “The Cask of Amontillado” should be regarded as a slice of a

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Stenly
  • The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado Irony and symbolism are tools used in writing to convey individual messages throughout the story. It is Edgar Allan Poe’s intense use of symbolism and irony throughout the Cask of Amontillado that gives this short story its suspense and horror filled theme. The Cask of Amontillado is a horror short story, which revolves around the themes of revenge and pride. The plot involves two men: Montresor, the narrator, who is an

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado

    Lucky Sickness Guiding Question: What if Fortunato hadn’t been sick? Montresor’s plan would not have gone as smooth as it did. “It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will”(96). Without Fortunato being sick, it would have been a lot harder for Montresor to convey his good intentions. He noticed right away that Fortunato was sick and suggested they not proceed. “The vaults are

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    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado

    Montresor is a proud man much concerned with familial honor. Other than his manner of speech, two things lead to this impression. Another two things both advance this perception and extend its consequences. By examining each of the clues separately, it is easily shown how to arrive at this impression. The first thing to let us know that Montresor is a proud man is his name, “Montresor”. It can be split into two parts,

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    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado

    "The Cask of Amontillado" was first published in 1846. The first-person narrator, Montresor, is unreliable and is attempting to explain his actions of 50 years before. Edgar Allan Poe, the author of “The Cask of Amontillado” is one of the most well-known poets and authors of all time. As an accomplished writer, Poe published “The Cask of Amontillado” for the first time in Godey's Lady's Book in November of 1846. “The Cask of Amontillado” contains

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    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: Tommy
  • The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado

    Edgar Allen Poe uses three kinds of irony in his classic short story horror, The Cask of Amontillado: dramatic, verbal, and irony of situation. The use of irony in this story provides humor and wit, and makes the piece more complex and enjoyable. Dramatic irony occurs when the reader becomes aware of what will eventually happen to Fortunato even though he continues into the catacombs in pursuit of the Amontillado. The names of the two

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    Submitted: April 30, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Cask of Amontillado Critical Response

    The Cask of Amontillado Critical Response

    "The Cask of Amontillado" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe that was first published in Godey's Lady's Book in November of 1846. It takes place in a city without a name in the country of Italy, possibly within the 18th century. The plot is concerned with the fatal revenge of our narrator Montesor upon his friend who he feels had insulted him, though the particulars of said insult are never revealed. Montesor plots

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    Submitted: May 11, 2010 By: Lesley
  • The Castle by Franz Kafka

    The Castle by Franz Kafka

    To live is not just to exist. For one to exist one must live, explore, and learn about life’s ways. For some existence may be a hard thing to achieve in life. The Castle, by Franz Kafka depicts the meaning of life and existence, showing that human nature can make one’s life a difficult journey. In the novel, Kafka shows that life is never the way it seems and will always have loose ends. Such

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • The Catcher and the Rye / Huckleberry Finn

    The Catcher and the Rye / Huckleberry Finn

    The American Webster’s dictionary defines innocence as, “Freedom from harmfulness; inoffensiveness.” Although this definition is the one which is most commonly used, many authors tend to twist or stretch the meaning in order to fit the material to which it applies. For example, the way J.D Salinger applies innocence to his work is quite different from the way Mark Twain uses innocence. Innocence also changes accordingly with the time period. The definition of innocence is

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Jack
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