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  • A Comparison

    A Comparison

    A Comparison of the Magic in "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings" Magic arises out of the two main characters of D.H. Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Paul, in the first story, pulls out higher forces to help him decide who the winner of the next horse race will be. In the Marquez story, a nameless and elderly angel lands on earth to experience first hand the

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    Essay Length: 1,665 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Jon
  • A Comparison and Contrast Between Flowers from Another World Ad Hi, Ar

    A Comparison and Contrast Between Flowers from Another World Ad Hi, Ar

    ENGLISH COMPARATIVE ESSAY ASSINGMENT II ‘A comparison and contrast between “Flowers from another world” and “Hi, are you alone?”’ This essay will attempt to compare and contrast two films directed by Spanish director actress Iciar Bollain. The films to be compared and contrasted are “Hi, are you alone? (“Hola,estas sola?”) and “Flowers from another world” (“Flores de otro mundo”). The most apparent reason for comparing and contrasting these two films is that both focus their

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    Essay Length: 1,463 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • A Comparison and Contrast of the Search for an Identity in This Boy's Life, by Tobias Wolfe, and Limbo, by A. Manette Ansay

    A Comparison and Contrast of the Search for an Identity in This Boy's Life, by Tobias Wolfe, and Limbo, by A. Manette Ansay

    A Comparison and Contrast of the Search for an Identity in This Boy’s Life, by Tobias Wolfe, and Limbo, by A. Manette Ansay At a glance, both protagonists (Jack, from This Boy’s Life, and Anne, from Limbo) appear to have very little in common. Jack, the only child of a single mother, is desperately attempting to develop his identity while he lives an unstable life in which he is constantly uprooted and moved form city

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    Essay Length: 1,118 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Fonta
  • A Comparison of "the Mystery of the White Man" and "i Am a Native of North America"

    A Comparison of "the Mystery of the White Man" and "i Am a Native of North America"

    Harold Cardinal's essay, "The Mystery of The White Man" and Dan George's essay, "I Am a Native of North America" both deal with the issue of the way Natives and their culture are treated by white North American's. Each authour approaches the subject in a different manner but emphasizes the differences between the two cultures and many faults of those in the white way of life. The essays shed light on the hypocrisy of white

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    Essay Length: 656 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 20, 2010 By: Stenly
  • A Comparison of Biographic Features in the Sun Also Rises and the Great Gatsby

    A Comparison of Biographic Features in the Sun Also Rises and the Great Gatsby

    The writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway included biographical information in their novels The Great Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises that illuminated the meaning of the work. Although The Sun Also Rises is more closely related to actual events in Hemingway's life than The Great Gatsby was to events in Fitzgerald's life, they both take the same approach. They both make use of non-judgemental narrators to comment on the "lost generation". This

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    Essay Length: 2,522 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Wendy
  • A Comparison of Blake, Wordsworth and Keats

    A Comparison of Blake, Wordsworth and Keats

    A Comparison of Blake, Wordsworth and Keats William Blake, John Keats and William Wordsworth all believe in the “depth” of the world and the possibilities of the human heart. However, each poet looks towards different periods in time to capture meaning in life. Blake looks towards the future for his inspiration, Keats towards the present and Wordsworth towards the past. Regardless of where each poet looks for their inspiration they are all looking for the

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    Essay Length: 2,535 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Top
  • A Comparison of Cats

    A Comparison of Cats

    Not every author has the same opinion on certain creatures' status as living things. The extract from "Watership Down" by Richard Adams and the article "From Hutch to House Pets A Rabbit is the Perfect Companion, Even Inside the Home" by Susan Clark are written from a different format of text and therefore have different persuading technique on rabbits as subject matter. These two pieces are concerning rabbits, however, the authors regard rabbits as animals

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    Essay Length: 937 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: June 3, 2010 By: Anna
  • A Comparison of Fahrenheit 451 and Dover Beach

    A Comparison of Fahrenheit 451 and Dover Beach

    Fahrenheit 451 is a well-written book that tells a story of a dream world and one man who wakes up from that dream. Montag, the protagonist of the story, brings home a book of poetry one day and begins to read the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold to his wife and her guests. Many critics think that Bradbury picked this poem because it paralleled life in his book. The poem Dover Beach can

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    Essay Length: 1,193 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Jon
  • A Comparison of Flood Stories

    A Comparison of Flood Stories

    A Comparison of Flood Stories The Hebrew Flood story of Noah and his obligation to preserve man kind after God had punished all living creatures for their inequities parallels The Epic of Gilgamesh in several ways. Even though these two compilations are passed on orally at different times in history the similarities and differences invoke deliberation when these stories are compared. Numerous underlining themes are illustrated throughout each story. Humans are guilty of transgressions and

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    Essay Length: 1,305 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Comparison of Kern County and Sierra Nevadas

    A Comparison of Kern County and Sierra Nevadas

    Of Oak Stumps and Oil Pumps The Great Sierra Nevadas and Kern County are two strikingly different faces of California. The Sierra Nevadas, a natural refuge for a sizeable number of California’s wildlife, houses opportunities for harvesting lumber, a spiritual place to camp or hike on, and simply as an aesthetic marvel in contrast to LA’s bustling city streets. Kern County’s industrial benefits come from Black Gold, oil. The Kern River discovery started an

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    Essay Length: 710 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 6, 2010 By: Jon
  • A Comparison of Mrs. Alving and Nora Helmer

    A Comparison of Mrs. Alving and Nora Helmer

    Henrick Ibsen was a phenomenal playwright that wrote of two very unique women. Not only are they great characters, they are women characters set in a 19th century time period. These two ladies are Nora Helmer from A Doll’s House, and Mrs. Alving from “Ghosts.” Ibsen’s goals were to make the public aware of the discrimination against women and to question the morality of the middle class. Both of these protagonists have similarities as leading

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    Essay Length: 863 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: June 6, 2010 By: Steve
  • A Comparison of Nature in Romantic Poetry

    A Comparison of Nature in Romantic Poetry

    A Comparison of Nature in Romantic Poetry Wordsworth poetry derives its strength from the passion with which he views nature. Wordsworth has grown tired of the world mankind has created, and turns to nature for contentment. In his poems, Wordsworth associates freedom of emotions with natural things. Each aspect of nature holds a different meaning for Wordsworth. “The beauty of morning; silent, bare”, excerpt from “Composed on Westminster Bridge. A main source of interest for

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    Essay Length: 1,110 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Steve
  • A Comparison of Nineteenth Century and Post 1914 Poetry: ”dulce Et Decorum Est” and “charge of the Light Brigade”

    A Comparison of Nineteenth Century and Post 1914 Poetry: ”dulce Et Decorum Est” and “charge of the Light Brigade”

    A comparison of nineteenth century and post 1914 poetry: ”Dulce Et Decorum Est” and “Charge Of The Light Brigade” In this essay I will attempt to compare and contrast Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum est” to Alfred Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade”. I will examine the use of poetic devices in the poems as well as outline what is happening in each. Wilfred Owen was born on the 18th of March 1893 in owestry,

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    Essay Length: 1,861 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Comparison of the Catcher in the Rye and the Adventures of Huck Finn

    A Comparison of the Catcher in the Rye and the Adventures of Huck Finn

    The forthcoming of American literature proposes two distinct Realistic novels portraying characters which are tested with a plethora of adventures. In this essay, two great American novels are compared: The Adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain and The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger. The Adventures of Huck Finn is a novel based on the adventures of a boy named Huck Finn, who along with a slave, Jim, make their way along

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    Essay Length: 990 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Top
  • A Comparison of the Characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

    A Comparison of the Characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

    Macbeth A Comparison of the characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth The play Macbeth, written by the playwright William Shakespeare, has two main characters, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth is a general of Duncan’s army, and Lady Macbeth is his wife. Each of these two characters have different personalities and traits, however they are married to each other and appear to be in love. Macbeth first appeared in the play in (i.ii). He is a Scottish

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    Essay Length: 413 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Monika
  • A Comparison of the Depiction of William Wordsworth Within Percy Shelley's to Wordsworth and Mary Shelley's on Reading Wordsworth's Lines on Peele Castle.

    A Comparison of the Depiction of William Wordsworth Within Percy Shelley's to Wordsworth and Mary Shelley's on Reading Wordsworth's Lines on Peele Castle.

    Generations after influential writers have surpassed the peak of their literary career, it is typical to continue inspiration upon the following writing successors. In terms of the proclaimed “second generation Romantic writers”, the “first generation” was extremely inspiring and important to the descendants of this type of writing and, essentially, this way of life. Upon further analysis of the poems addressed to Wordsworth by both Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, it is apparent that

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    Essay Length: 801 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: July
  • A Comparison of the Heat and Cold Imagery Used in Nawal El Saadawi's

    A Comparison of the Heat and Cold Imagery Used in Nawal El Saadawi's

    A Comparison of the Heat and Cold Imagery Used in Nawal El Saadawi’s Woman at Point Zero and Yasunari Kawabata’s Thousand Cranes In the books Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi, and Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata, both authors use various forms of imagery that reoccur throughout the works. These images are used not to be taken for their literal meanings, but instead to portray a deeper sense or feeling that may occur

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    Essay Length: 1,132 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: regina
  • A Comparison of the Knight and the Squire in Chaucer’s the Canterbury

    A Comparison of the Knight and the Squire in Chaucer’s the Canterbury

    In the medieval period that is described by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, chivalry was perhaps the most recognized quality of a true gentleman. This quality is explored in Chaucer's two characters of the warrior class, the Knight and the Squire. The squire is the son of the Knight; both ride gallantly and have the air of true gentleman warriors. However, the two are very dissimilar despite their appearances. The Knight possesses the true qualities of chivalry,

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Jon
  • A Comparison of the Modern Are and the 1920 with Quotes of from the Great Gatsby

    A Comparison of the Modern Are and the 1920 with Quotes of from the Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is set in the 1920’s. A story of disillusioned love of men, women and money. During the rise of the stock market in the aftermath of the war led to a sudden, sustained increase in the national wealth and a newfound materialism, as people began to spend and consume at unprecedented levels. There for the novel will compromise a much larger and less romantic extent of their lives.

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    Essay Length: 648 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Max
  • A Comparison of the Versions of “little Red Riding Hood”

    A Comparison of the Versions of “little Red Riding Hood”

    The story “Little Red Riding Hood” has been read and retold for hundreds of years. The story has been told so many times, that now there are many versions of that same story. Some stores have had more exposure than others, some with sexual innuendo, and others just making fun of the whole concept of “Little Red Riding Hood.” The Charles Perrault version of “Little Red Riding Hood” is probably the most known, because

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    Essay Length: 625 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Comparison of the Wong and Zoellner Essays

    A Comparison of the Wong and Zoellner Essays

    A Comparison of the Wong and Zoellner Essays Different essays can have different purposes and audience, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t have similarities. Two short essays written for the newspaper by two different writers tell of their personal experience to convey their message. The essays by Wong and Zoellner relate the writer’s personal experiences and have similar genre, but have different readers and social and cultural contexts. In The Struggle To Be An

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    Essay Length: 496 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Mike
  • A Comparison of Two Characters in a Rose for Emily and Barn Burning

    A Comparison of Two Characters in a Rose for Emily and Barn Burning

    A Comparison of Two Characters in A Rose for Emily and Barn Burning In "A Rose for Emily" and "Barn Burning," William Faulkner creates two characters worthy of comparison. Emily Grierson, a recluse from Jefferson, Mississippi, is an important figure in the town, despite spending most of her life in seclusion. On the contrary, Abner Snopes is a loud, fiery-tempered man that most people tend to avoid. If these characters are judged by reputation and

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    Essay Length: 1,435 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Andrew
  • A Comparison of Two Ibsen Works

    A Comparison of Two Ibsen Works

    Henrik Ibsen’s works Dollhouse and An Enemy of the People can be shown to have both been written by Ibsen not only through characteristic technique such as blocking and character exposition, but also the similarity in the decay of the social persona of characters from the norm and the main character’s heightening stalwart. The later of that statement proves the works to be Ibsen’s writing more effectively because such a commonality is a more

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    Essay Length: 1,373 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Victor
  • A Comparison of Two Stories: The Lottery & The Story of an Hour

    A Comparison of Two Stories: The Lottery & The Story of an Hour

    The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, and "The Story of the Hour" by Kate Chopin, both have similarities and differences when it comes to the elements of literature.  Particularly, when the authors use foreshadowing to manipulate the moods of the stories and add irony to cleverly deceive the reader. Both of these stories possess similarities and differences when it comes to their components of the story, specifically the authors’ usage of elements of mood and the

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    Essay Length: 1,332 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: regina
  • A Comparison Piece of Mark Twain's the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

    A Comparison Piece of Mark Twain's the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

    Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave can be said to be comparison pieces. Despite that Huck Finn is a fictional character and Douglass was a physical being, certain characteristics and developmental processes are very similar. Firstly, in the initial stages of their lives, both Huck and Douglass faced repression, though in different forms. While Huck is a character whose spirit longs

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    Essay Length: 807 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: David
  • A Consumers Report

    A Consumers Report

    A CONSUMER’S REPORT 1. Who is being addressed? What pronoun is being used? Is this appropriate? The ‘manufacturer’ (i.e. God, Allah) but not parents. You is the pronoun, second person. It takes a lot for granted to be addressing God in such a manner. 2. Who is the narrator? What pronoun is being used? What is the effect? The symbolic everyman or woman. First person singular is used. The effect is to ask genuine questions

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    Essay Length: 413 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Anna
  • A Contemporary Glass Menagerie

    A Contemporary Glass Menagerie

    Dysfunctional. Codependent. Enmeshed. Low self-esteem. Personal struggles of the twenty-first century or those of the past? In his play, The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams portrays a southern family of the 1940’s attempting to cope with life’s pressures, and each of their own conflicts, after they have been deserted by their father and husband. In attempting to create a modern-day movie adaptation of The Glass Menagerie from the original play, a parallel element would still be

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    Essay Length: 911 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Conversation with My Father

    A Conversation with My Father

    Ashley Conley Enc 1102 8:00-9:00 13 February 2008 A Father’s Last Request The short story “A Conversation With My Father”, by Grace Paley, is written asa story within a story. The story is told by a reliable first person narrator. The Protagonist in the story is the narrator. While the gender of the narrator is never stated, the tone of the story leads me to believe it is a female. The other major character in

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    Essay Length: 785 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • A Critical Analysis of Hamlet

    A Critical Analysis of Hamlet

    Why is Shakespeare considered to be one of the greatest playwrights of his time? Shakespeare lived in the Elizabethan era and had to write for an Elizabethan audience and theater. By today's standards, this was no picnic in the park. Under those circumstances, he wrote some of the greatest works in history. These works, still popular today, prove him to be a consummate dramatist. Shakespeare knew how to craft dramatic scenes full of external

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    Essay Length: 1,775 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Vika
  • A Critical Analysis of King Leer’s Daughters’attraction to Edmund

    A Critical Analysis of King Leer’s Daughters’attraction to Edmund

    Shakespeare’ King Lear is a story of treachery and deceit. The villainy of the play knows no bounds. Family lines are ignored in an overwhelming quest for power. This villainy is epitomized in the character of Edmund, bastard son of the Earl of Gloucester. Edmund is displayed as a " most toad-spotted traitor." When we first see Edmund, he is already knee deep in treachery. His need for power has already clouded his mind to

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    Essay Length: 578 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 21, 2010 By: Kevin

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