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  • The Bonesetter’s Daughter

    The Bonesetter’s Daughter

    In the novel The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan, there are two general contrasting settings: China and America. Not only to these two places differ geographically, but they also differ in customs and heritage. Both settings also contain different meanings for those who call it home. The contrast of these two settings help the book show that its theme of "You must know your past in order to know where you're going" is universal.

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Book and the Lyrics

    The Book and the Lyrics

    John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men is a novel that can be closely related to a song by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. This song is called “Waiting” and is extremely powerful. While analyzing the two pieces of writing, there are many ideas and themes that can be linked together. Both song and novel have many different outlooks on life and relationships one person can encounter. Within the song, there are lines that can be

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Book Blood Canticle

    The Book Blood Canticle

    The book Blood Canticle Anne Rice (Allen O’Brien) was born October 4 1941 in New Orleans, chose the name Anne as a child. She married Stan Rice in 1961. Her Daughter Michele was born in 1966.At the age of 5 Michele passed away of leukemia. Then in 1978 her son Christopher was born and later became an accomplished novelist himself. After her husband passed away from a brain tumor she moved to California which is

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Book of 5 Rings

    The Book of 5 Rings

    Miyamoto Musashi I. Introduction During the ancient period of Japan there existed a time of war and power struggles. There were many people who followed the Bushido code or way of the warrior. These people were called samurai. Of the countless men who devoted their lives to the Bushido code there were none greater than Miyamoto Musashi. Musashi was one of if not the most famous samurai to ever walk the lands of medieval

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Bred
  • The Book of Deuteronomy

    The Book of Deuteronomy

    Precis #1 Andrea/Overfield, "Establishing a Covenant with a Chosen People" Moses, "THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY" "THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY" is written when Moses was leading the Israelites out of Egypt, where they were slaves, and into the new "Promised Land", (between 1279-1213 B.C.E). The Israelites had just spent many years crossing and wandering in a vast dessert (forty years). As they begin to get closer, their leader Moses believes that he will not make it

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Wendy
  • The Bookworms

    The Bookworms

    The Bookworms The Bookworms, a group of people consisting of 3 boys and 4 girls, read one book a week. The Bookworms have brown, blond and black hair. They have pale skin, because they don’t go outside very much. They all love the color red; they try to wear something red each day. They have an identification badge that they have with them that marks them as a Bookworm. This group has some great qualities;

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Stenly
  • The Bottoms

    The Bottoms

    In Joe R. Lansdale’s book, The Bottoms, he reveals a time of a divided community with strong racial tension. The Bottoms is centered on a primarily “white” town in east Texas where racism and the Klan are heavily prevalent. The main character, Harry Collins, provides insight to what growing up during the Great Depression might have been like. He finds pleasures in the simple things, like drinking a Coca-Cola. Harry’s strong conscience and moral values

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Boy Who Lost His Face

    The Boy Who Lost His Face

    Book report: THE BOY WHO LOST HIS FACE Characters: David, Scott, Randy, and Roger, Larry, Mo, Mrs. Bayfield, Tori. David was with his friends Scott, Randy, and Roger. They were all at Mrs. Bayfield’s house to steal her cane the cane had two snake head’s for the handle. So they went and stepped all over her flowers, flipped her over, spilled lemonade over her, broke her lemonade pitcher, David saw her panties when she flipped

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Steve
  • The Boyfriend

    The Boyfriend

    Have you ever imagined your boyfriend dying and then coming back to kill you? Well this is not something you usually think about, but it might happen. The author R.L. Stein will take you through this in the book “The Boyfriend”. “The Boyfriend” was first published in 1990. This book is an exciting mystery- fiction book. This story takes place in various places. The main part of the story takes place in Joanna’s house. Joanna’s

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    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Brethren - Inside the Supreme Court: Book Review

    The Brethren - Inside the Supreme Court: Book Review

    The Brethren – Inside the Supreme Court: Book Review The Brethren, co-authored by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong, is an in-depth documentary of the United States Supreme Court from 1969 to 1975, under the leadership of Warren Burger. The book attempts to present the reader with what "really" goes on in the Supreme Court. It describes the conferences, the personality of justices, and how justice's feel toward each other, items which are generally hidden from

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    Submitted: April 12, 2010 By: Andrew
  • The Bride Price

    The Bride Price

    The Bride Price The Bride Price is a tale of love and the culture and traditions that stand between it in a small close-knit town in Africa. A young girl named Aku-nna unexpectedly falls in love with her schoolteacher, Chike, the son of a former slave. Both know this love cannot be; the people of Ibuza forbid the daughter of a free man to wed the son of a slave, and besides, Aku-nna’s mother and

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • The Bridge of San Luis Ray

    The Bridge of San Luis Ray

    Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) The Bridge of San Luis Rey The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder, presents the ancient dilemma of whether tragedy is the result of chance or a manifestation of divine intervention. It explores the lives of five people and reveals their internal struggles for survival. The sadness that is created by the undying love of the Marquesa de Montemayor for her daughter, Esteban for his twin brother, Manual and Uncle

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Jon
  • The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov “The Brothers Karamazov” is a very well written novel. Fyodor Dostoevsky has a way of writing about his characters so that you understand them. In the beginning of the story, all the characters are described briefly and in a way may have even seemed shallow. But the further the story goes; you also get deeper into the characters thoughts and feelings. Alyosha in the beginning is obviously religious and a completely

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    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: July
  • The Brown Wasps by Loren Eiseley

    The Brown Wasps by Loren Eiseley

    The Brown Wasps by Loren Eiseley shows that humans and animals act in some similar ways. He says that humans and animals cling to the things they know very strongly. Sometimes they even act as if nothing even changed. Humans and animals tend to want to return to things that are familiar to them, as they grow older. Eiseley shows how humans and animals try to cling or recreate an important or favorite place. Some

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    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Tasha
  • The Bus

    The Bus

    It’s around 5:30am and I am still waiting for the bus to leave the station. I’m so excited about my trip to Texas. It seems very odd because I’m only on the bus with 3 other people; the bus driver and a mother and her young daughter. The Driver He is a short man with white wavy hair and a long white beard. He reminds me of Santa Clause but I am sure that Santa

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: David
  • The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    Type of Work: Adventure novel Setting Northland (Alaska); the goldrush of the 1890s Principal Characters Buck, a large, intelligent and well-bred dog Spitz, a cruel lead sled dog John Thornton, Buck's Northiand master Buck, a huge four-year-old Scottish Shepherd-Saint Bernard cross-breed, lived a life of ease at Judge Miller's Santa Clara Valley estate. As the judge's loyal companion, working with his sons, and guarding his grandchildren, Buck ruled over all things - humans included. Combining

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild The Call of the Wild, by Jack London, is a classic piece of American literature. The novel follows the life of a dog named Buck as his world changes and in turn forces him to become an entirely new dog. Cruel circumstances require Buck to lose his carefree attitude and somewhat peaceful outlook on life. Love then enters his life and causes him to see life through new eyes.

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    The story first brings us to San Paolo,California.Buck the familys dog is living the high life.His owner treats him the best out of all the dogs.The butler is a bad guy.He takes Buck to a train going to Washington.From there on he rides on a ship to Alaska.On the voyage there he gets taught the law of the club. When he gets there he finds it quite odd to see white everywhere.He has never

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Bred
  • The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    By Jack London Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild, we follow a dog-named Buck through his journey through the Klondike. We experience a transformation in him, as he adapts to the cold, harsh land where he is forced to toil in the snow, just to help men find a shiny metal. Buck seems to almost transform into a different dog by the end of the book. In this essay, I will go over

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Bred
  • The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild Affection- The Call of the Wild is a book that gets you emotionally involved by getting you attached to Jon’s dog and their connection. From the beginning you can tell that Buck (Jon’s dog) takes a liking to Jon. He started out as a mean spirited dog but softens when he gets to know Jon. If you like touching stories, this book is just that. Bandwagon- If “everyone” does something,

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    The Call Of The Wild: Summary Author: Jack London Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild, we follow a dog named Buck through his journey through the Klondike. We experience a transformation in him, as he adapts to the cold, harsh land where he is forced to toil in the snow, just to help men find a shiny metal. Buck seems to almost transform into a different dog by the end of the book.

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    Title: The Call of the Wild Author: Jack London Type of book: Fiction Date Completed: September 12, 2001 Summary: The novel, The Call of the Wild, follows a four-year-old mixed Saint Bernard and Scottish shepherd, named Buck. In the beginning of the story, Buck lives in the home of Judge Miller, located at Santa Clara Valley, California. In Santa Clara, Buck lives a luxurious life. At the time of the story, gold is discovered in

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    Essay Length: 1,448 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    Buck a powerful dog, half St. Bernard and half sheepdog, lives on Judge Miller’s estate in California’s Santa Clara Valley. He leads a comfortable life there, but it comes to an end when men discover gold in the Klondike region of Canada and a great demand arises for strong dogs to pull sleds. Buck is kidnapped by a gardener on the Miller estate and sold to dog traders, who teach Buck to obey by beating

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    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Jack
  • The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    Title: The Call Of The Wild Author: Jack London Copyright: 1986 Setting: The beginning setting takes place on the property of Judge Miller in Santa Clara Valley, California in 1897. Later the setting takes place in Alaska during the Gold Rush of the Klondike. Main Character: Buck is the only main character of the book. Buck is a dog who is part Saint Bernard and part Shephard. Summary: Buck is my favorite character of the

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    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Stenly
  • The Call of the Wild- Character Log

    The Call of the Wild- Character Log

    Character Log * Buck- self proclaimed “city dog” He lives on a large estate in the Santa Clara Valley. Buck is a rather active dog that spends his time swimming and hunting. After Buck is dog napped and carted off to Alaska to be used as a sled dog his entire demeanor and mentality changes. He realizes that here nothing will be given to him and he will need to fight with all his might

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    Submitted: September 9, 2015 By: andrew7915
  • The Camera Never Blinks Twice

    The Camera Never Blinks Twice

    The Camera Never Blinks Twice Dan Rather begins his story by recounting a humbling experience in which a stranger saved him the embarrassment of giving a speech in front of thousands of people, with his zipper down. It is fitting that he would open with such a story because many kind strangers have helped him along his way and it is shown throughout the book as he recounts many of his journalistic adventures. Many times

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    Submitted: May 5, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Canterbury Tales

    The Canterbury Tales

    The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey ChaucerпїЅs The Canterbury Tales is a structured novel which starts with the narrator obtaining twenty traveling companions at an inn. They are all traveling to Canterbury to pay homage to a saint. On their way, these colorful individuals decide to make the trip more bearable by having a story telling contest. Each will tell one story on the way to Canterbury, and one story on the way back. The winner will

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: David
  • The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

    The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

    Being a Christian and a student of Communications, I felt compelled to reading The Case for Christ. I decided to use this book for this review especially due to the large amount of criticisms and backlash it had received. Lee Strobel is known for being a hard-nosed skeptical journalist and ex-investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He also described himself as a “former spiritual skeptic” before his personal mission for the proof of God. Skeptics

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado “The Cask of Amontillado” is an interesting short story about a man, Montreso, who feels he has been wronged in the past and who seeks extreme retaliation on the person who has committed this evil deed. Evidence of this is found in the passage from the story: “I must not only punish, but punish with impunity.” This is a clue as to what is to follow in the story. “The Cask

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado

    A Bottle of Wine Too Much…… “In pace requiescat” meaning may he rest in peace, in Italian. Is the last words of Montresor, from “The cask of Amontillado,” which symbolizes victory in a sad sense. In this story there are only a few objects that conflict with the characters. For example, Montresor has contextual and universal symbolism. But Fortunato has only one noticeable symbolism, which is cultural. Both Montresor and Fortunato have symbols in the

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    Essay Length: 375 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Fatih
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