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  • The Crucible: Thematic Essay

    The Crucible: Thematic Essay

    Ben Boyd English 11H The Crucible: Thematic Essay The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a rich and enticing play set in the late 1600’s describing the epic horrors and emotions through the events of the Salem witch trials. The Crucible, focuses primarily on the inconsistencies of the Salem witch trials and the extreme behavior that can result from dark desires and hidden agendas. The play begins with the discovery of several young girls and an

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Anna
  • The Crucilbe

    The Crucilbe

    October 23,1692 Dear Mr. Deputy Governor Danforth, I am writing this letter to inform you that Abigail should not be participating in the Salem Witch trials for many reasons. Abigail is just not the person she appears to be. Abigail is a lying, cheating, whore and shall not be allowed to speak of me or have any part in this court trial. She has tried to claim that my wife, Elizabeth Proctor, is a

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    Submitted: April 30, 2010 By: Tasha
  • The Crying Game

    The Crying Game

    The Crying Game The Crying Game brings up many disorienting points. One of the main oppositions is male versus female. Imagine a child opening up his presents on Christmas day. There is a box underneath the tree shaped exactly like the toy he’s been begging for for months now. When he opens the box he is disappointed to learn that it is just a set of pajamas and some tube socks. This situation is a

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    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Max
  • The Crysalids

    The Crysalids

    book in the state of two totally different worlds. Wyrndham has based this book on the different views toward blasphemies and how the characters all have a different approach on the subject. The three greatest ranges in different reactions to Blasphemes would come from the characters: Joseph Strorm, Aunt Harriet, and Sophie Wender. Joseph Strorm is the character in the novel that has the greatest disliking toward Blasphemies. Joseph is the father of David Strorm.

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Tommy
  • The Culture of Disbelief

    The Culture of Disbelief

    From Kirkus Reviews An important broadside attack on, as Carter (Law/Yale; Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby, 1991) puts it, the ''effort to banish religion for politic's sake.'' In this passionately argued polemic--which Carter, a black Episcopalian, backs with personal anecdote, historical research, and legal brief--the case is made that something has gone awry in American politics since the heyday of the civil-rights struggle. To wit: In the 1960's, Martin Luther King, Jr., was applauded

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: July
  • The Curious Incident

    The Curious Incident

    Mark Haddon has written a moving novel about love and bravery through the eyes of a British autistic boy. Christopher discovers his neighbor's poodle dead, impaled by a pitchfork, and, because he adores puzzles, he sets out to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington . But Christopher is autistic, a boy who doesn't like to be touched and cannot decipher emotions beyond the tools his teacher has taught him, and so the task requires

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: David
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Time Isn't a Novel About Disability. It Shows Us That Everyone Has Behavioural Problems

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Time Isn't a Novel About Disability. It Shows Us That Everyone Has Behavioural Problems

    ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ is a novel exploring the world of Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. This condition, as a consequence, leaves Christopher’s ability to emotionally connect with other people all but non-existent. Along with this emotional detachment, Mark Haddon’s explores Christopher’s many behavioural problems however it is soon clear that it is not only Christopher that has these. What the novel shows is that both this

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    Submitted: June 3, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

    Love is a common theme in Shakespeare's comedies, with the action of the play often following a similar pattern: love is declared, is challenged in some way and is finally reasserted in the act of marriage. 'Much Ado About Nothing' is no exception and presents this plot structure through the pairings of Claudio and Hero, and Benedick and Beatrice. These couples illustrate two different types of love, and their portrayed experiences are revealing of Elizabethan

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    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Tasha
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ is all about perspective. Although Mark Haddon does not specifically relate to readers that Christopher, the main protagonist and narrator of the text suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, the text explores how the fifteen-year-old teenager views the people and events which surround him. Taking this disability into account and as readers explore the text, readers realise that the unreliable narration of the first-person perspective is made even

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ‘Because the story is narrated from Christopher’s point of view, we learn little about other characters.’ Do you agree? ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime’ is all about perspective. Although Mark Haddon does not specifically relate to readers that Christopher, the main protagonist and narrator of the text suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, the text explores how the fifteen-year-old teenager views the people and

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

    In the novel ‘A curious incident of the Dog in the Night-time’, Christopher Boone learns many important life lessons. Throughout his journey he learns that he can’t be in control all the time and not everything has logical explanations. As Christopher investigates Wellington’s death, he makes some brave decisions and discovers he is far more capable of controlling his behaviour and dealing with his fears than he realized. Although Christopher’s Journey is a story of

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    Submitted: May 21, 2010 By: Tasha
  • The Curse

    The Curse

    The irony revealed in the stories “The Curse” and “The Lesson” has to do with one wishing to be in the shoes of others and the other wishing to have never been in the shoes of a total stranger. Andre Dubus and Toni Cade Bambara, the writers of these two fictional pieces of writing both have two characters that undergo experiences and/or lifestyles that create difficulties in their normal lives. Both Mitchell Hayes and Sylvia

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Andrew
  • The Cycle of Fear

    The Cycle of Fear

    Native Son by Richard Wright is a piece of literature that is meant to demonstrate how fear in the white community drives society to label blacks as dangerous, immoral, and subhuman. The main character, Bigger Thomas, embodies all of the preconceptions and secret fears that people associate with black Americans. He lies, he steals, he is violent, and by the end of the story he is a rapist and a murderer. The first time

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    Submitted: March 31, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Damnation of a Canyon

    The Damnation of a Canyon

    The Damnation of a Canyon By Edward Abbey Not many people know of the used-to-be 150-mile excursion that the Glen Canyon had to offer. Not many people know how to sail a raft down a river for a week. Not many people know how to interact with nature and the animals that come with it. We seem to come from a world that is dependent on time and consumed in money. Edward Abbey is what

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Dane’s Dilemma

    The Dane’s Dilemma

    The “O, that this too too sallied flesh would melt” soliloquy of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is unique because it is the only monologue in the play when we see Hamlet before being confronted by the ghost of his father. The reader is allowed to see the young prince before his personality is altered with the obligation of revenge. It is through this raw, unadulterated emotion that Shakespeare foreshadows the events to come and the

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    Essay Length: 796 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Darkling Thrush

    The Darkling Thrush

    The Darkling Thrush By: Thomas Hardy By: Trishanda Borchers In Hardy’s poem, he successfully uses a variety of images to convey a bleak, cold late autumn or early winter evening. This poem is quite interesting because it has a sort of pattern of description, climax and ending with further description. In the first two stanzas, he introduces the evening, the scenery surrounding him, and then in the third stanza, the thrush causes a sort of

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • The Darkness of Man’s Heart

    The Darkness of Man’s Heart

    The Darkness of Man’s Heart In his novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding informs the reader that all men are susceptible to evil because of a darkness in their hearts. To present his theme, Golding relies heavily on symbolism. Three important symbols in the novel are the conch, Simon, and the pig’s head impaled on the stick. Although Golding uses many literary devices, his effective symbolism is the basis for the success of this

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    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: regina
  • The Darkness of Night

    The Darkness of Night

    Night by Elie Wiesel The Darkness of Night I am a witness to one of the most inhumane genocides in history. Night, a memoir written by Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, is a primary source of this event. Primary sources are powerful tools, which explain specific facts about what occurred in the past. By reading Night, I became a bearing witness of the Holocaust and have the right to express my feelings about it and

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    Submitted: May 29, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Davinci Code

    The Davinci Code

    For more than half a century science fiction writers have thrilled and challenged readers with visions of the future and future worlds. These authors offered an insight into what they expected man, society, and life to be like at some future time. One such author, Ray Bradbury, utilized this concept in his work, Fahrenheit 451, a futuristic look at a man and his role in society. Bradbury utilizes the luxuries of life in America

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Monika
  • The Davinci Code

    The Davinci Code

    The DaVinci Code remained a New York best seller for many fortnights. This intriguing story by Dan Brown caused the Christian religion to uproar in protest because this novel attempted to disprove Jesus’ deity. After writing the book, critics created chaos, further escalated by the author’s perseverance. After a visit with Oprah Winfrey, Dan Brown backed down. By standing up for what he believed in, chaos set loose; but by backing down, chaos lessened. The

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    Submitted: March 23, 2010 By: July
  • The Day I Caught the Big one

    The Day I Caught the Big one

    The summer breeze ran gently across my face on that afternoon but I know I am faced with vicious waves, my boat tearing itself apart, my crew suffering in agony, rain falling like there is no tomorrow, wind as strong Neptune hunting us down with his trident like mace. We are all hunting the lock ness monster. We have chased him to the big ocean and this chase could go on for weeks, months maybe

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Top
  • The Day I Met You

    The Day I Met You

    It was a day like every other. The sun was sitting in the middle of the sky high above as usual. Shining as though tomorrow was not in sight. The crowd was boisterous as both genders talk about their adventurous encounters with their friends. I was just returning to my sit after purchasing my noodles when I met her. I know neither her name nor recall ever seeing her before but the impression of her

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Steve
  • The Day My Life Changed

    The Day My Life Changed

    As I lay there, I heard him talking. It was strange though… it was easy to detect the fear in his voice; he wasn’t the type to be afraid. Ever. “It may be best to stay out of his way” I thought to myself “at least until he had finished talking to whomever he was” As I heard him finish of the conversation I decide to creep down stairs, he sat there head in hands.

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    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Day My Life Changed

    The Day My Life Changed

    Tiffany Smith Katherine Woods English 101 35Z3 June 19, 2016 The Day My Life Changed Looking back now, I believe the one thing that has changed my life the most would be the day my mom passed away. The night prior, I went to sleep just like any other night. When I woke on July 19, 2005, my brother had called several times. After finally calling him back, he told me that my mom had

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    Submitted: June 16, 2016 By: tiffanymsmith86
  • The Day My Wold Turned Upside Down

    The Day My Wold Turned Upside Down

    It was a Friday afternoon in May of my freshman year when my Dad met me at the front door. This was odd, but I didn’t think much of it at the time since he was supposed to have had a doctor’s appointment that morning. I had been in a good mood walking home since had received an A on one of the hardest global history tests of the year, and I was thinking of

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    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Day of Communism

    The Day of Communism

    This book is for people who already know a good deal about what they're reading. The first paragraph sets up some of the basic confusions for those not yet in the know: "Once upon a time, in a faraway part of Europe, behind seven mountains and seven rivers, there was a beautiful country called Yugoslavia. "Its people belonged to six nations, and they were of three different religions and spoke three different languages. They were

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    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Jessica
  • The Dead

    The Dead

    “The Dead” is the longest story in Dubliners. It is the last story in the book and by far the most important. Nearly all the chief characteristics central to Dubliners are linked together at the cheerful party at the Misses Morkans' celebrating the feast of the epiphany and later at Gabriel's moment of crisis. The encounter between generations, which is the subject of Gabriel's speech; the moment of the tragic epiphany and Gabriel's shame when

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The Dead by Rupert Brooke (analysis)

    The Dead by Rupert Brooke (analysis)

    In the poem, the speaker does not seem to have a specific role, but despite this, he does seem to be connected to the scene that he is describing. He describes everything almost as if he is there and not as if he is not a part of the scene. All but the last sentence in the first stanza of the poem is in the past tense. In the first stanza, he is describing the

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Max
  • The Dead Poets Society

    The Dead Poets Society

    The Dead Poets Society Personally, I wasn’t too sure where this movie was going. Robin Williams made an excellent teacher in the movie. I was really confused as to who the main character was supposed to be though. At first I thought it was Ethan Hawk’s character Todd. But at the end I was confused, because I thought it could be Neil or Mr. Keating. “Carpe Diem,” I felt was the theme of the story.

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Death Annoucement

    The Death Annoucement

    It was a regular day; except for we had planned to go camping that night. We were heading to my dad’s house to drop off our van. We then noticed my uncle Vaughan and uncle Dave standing in the driveway, and to just turn slightly there was a police officer just standing there. We all wondered what was happening? Was our father in trouble with the law? We were then rushed inside the house, where

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    Submitted: May 5, 2010 By: Steve
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