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  • The Charmer by Budge Wilson

    The Charmer by Budge Wilson

    “The Charmer” by Budge Wilson is a short story about a Canadian family that finds misfortune and conflict within their lives. Conflict being the predominant theme which directly affects all the participants in the family. The story is written in third person and narrated from the young girl Winifred’s point of view. Budge Wilson uses Zack’s smothered childhood, charming personality and irresponsible behaviour to create emotional conflict between members of the family. Growing up as

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • The Cheese Monkeys

    The Cheese Monkeys

    “Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs.” (Pablo Picasso, 1870) When one looks at a piece that they believe to be art, they stare, they admire, they criticize and then they move on to the next piece. Not everyone will say that the same thing is art, just like

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Child Called It

    The Child Called It

    A Child called "It" is an touching story about a young boy's feelings about when he was physically and mentally abused by his drunken mother. It is an extraordinary true story about one of the most severe child abuse cases in the state of California. Dave Pelzer's autobiography describes his feelings about his mother, and all of the sick things she does to him. In the coldness of the garage, my entire body trembled from

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: David
  • The Chinese Fireworks Industry

    The Chinese Fireworks Industry

    Case Title: The Chinese Fireworks Industry Executive Summary An organization can only improve its functioning, if it makes itself aware of its weaknesses and then acts to correct those deficiencies. The purpose of this case is to help Jerry Yu asses how attractive the fireworks industry is and to aid in his decision-makings of investment. This case is also conducted to diagnose the key issues that the company needs to address and to suggest alternative

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Fonta
  • The Chinesse Cinderalla

    The Chinesse Cinderalla

    Chinese Cinderella This is a story about a little un-cared about little girl who had become to being cared about. She had gone by the name Wu Mei, she had a big family that she lived with but there was one person that wasn’t there her real mom. Every day all she looked forward to do was to go to school and be with the people that actually cared about her there. After a tragic

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Edward
  • The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War is a book written by Robert Cormier. It is about a teenaged boy named Jerry and his life as an individual at an all boys catholic school called Trinity. Every year the school sells chocolates to raise money. Every student is meant to sell fifty boxes, and they all do, except for Jerry. Jerry was forced not to sell the chocolates for 10 days by the Vigils, a school gang. At first

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Choices of Learning

    The Choices of Learning

    The Choices of Learning The moral conscience of the mind comes naturally to the average human being after participating in a sinful act. Those who are wise take responsibility for their actions before it is too late. Those who acknowledge their wrongdoing but do not take any accountability for it will live a life of guilt. In “The Scarlet Ibis”, a flashback of his childhood, Brother experiences guilt because of the death of his younger

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Janna
  • The Chosen by Chaim Potok

    The Chosen by Chaim Potok

    The Chosen, By Chaim Potok Friendship While many obstacles get in the way of friendship, true friendship still lives, even in silence. In the book, The Chosen , By Chaim Potok, two boys, Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders, who are very religiously different and both raised in completely opposite ways, develops a deep friendship. Their friendship opens up their worldview to many other different viewpoints in life. The friendship between these two boys is one

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Chosen By: Chaim Potok

    The Chosen By: Chaim Potok

    The Chosen By: Chaim Potok The novel The Chosen is a story of two Jewish boys who become friends and go through lots of hard times together. The book starts out at a baseball game, one boy on one team and one boy on the other team. The game quickly turns more into a war rather than a game. Reuven was pitching when Danny came up to bat, Reuven threw the ball and Danny hit

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    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Chronicles of Narnia

    The Chronicles of Narnia

    Mythical creatures, The Dawn of Time, untold prophecies, mighty rulers, an evil queen, MAGIC, do you believe this could all exist? The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis Is one of seven parts of the epic adventures of four children who enter a totally different world, by accident. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, one day find themselves in a place called Narnia ruled by and evil witch. They

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Edward
  • The Chrysalids Joseph Strorm Character Sketch

    The Chrysalids Joseph Strorm Character Sketch

    Written by John Wyndham, The Chrysalids tells the reader about Joseph and his life, which revolves around religion. Joseph, as the reader learns, is an extremely religious, authoritative , and temper mental man. As the story progresses, Joseph’s character traits begin to show more and more. Joseph’s character traits become more prominent, and Joseph begins to choose his religion over his family. Towards the end of the novel we learn that Joseph is out

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    Submitted: May 4, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Chrysanthemums

    The Chrysanthemums

    In Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums" Elisa, poster woman for the feminist movement is a victim of her environment by disconnected. Working attempts to change and coming to realization that she will remain oppressed. Elisa opens her door of acceptance to Tinkerman. She yearns for someone to understand her quest for adventure. Buried in the third world of individualism, behind her fenced flowers, she longs for escape. Despite her efforts, she looks forward to the recognition of

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    Essay Length: 666 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Chyrsanthemums

    In the short story, "The Chrysanthemums", author John Steinbeck uses a number of different elements in his story to improve it overall and to strike an emotional chord with the readers. Through an analysis of the characters, setting and symbolism in "The Chrysanthemums", it will become evident how Steinbeck developed these elements in his story and how they strengthen it as a whole. In "The Chrysanthemums", the development of Steinbeck's characters play a large role

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    Submitted: December 29, 2014 By: Jakk1
  • The Civil Monster

    The Civil Monster

    Bates Destini Bates Professor Hames English 102 14 September 2016 The Civil Monster William Shakespeare once said, “All that glisters is not gold”, suggests that there may be a hidden or deeper meaning behind a person’s initial appearance. Lies and deceits are common in society, and many individuals mask their true intentions with a veneer. In Shakespeare’s play Othello, the character Iago is no different than the rest of the other deceptive characters in the

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    Submitted: October 4, 2016 By: Destini Bates
  • The Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil rights movement (1955- 1965) Civil Rights Movement in the United States, was a political, legal, and social struggle to gain full citizenship rights for African Americans and to achieve racial equality. The civil rights movement was a challenge to segregation, the system of laws and customs separating blacks and whites. During the civil rights movement, individuals and organizations challenged segregation and discrimination with a variety of activities, including protest marches, boycotts, and refusal

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Clash Between Okonkwo and His Society

    The Clash Between Okonkwo and His Society

    A famous philosopher named Aristotle once said, “He who is unable to live in a society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god” (Moncur ). Ever since the first humans, people have sought to live and grow where other people are. This organization of people living together as a community is called a society. For the members of it, society furnishes protection, continuity,

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Tommy
  • The Clash of Cultures and Races in "a Passage to India"

    The Clash of Cultures and Races in "a Passage to India"

    The clash of cultures and races in "A Passage to India" A Passage to India, published in 1924, was E. M. Forster's first novel in fourteen years, and the last novel he wrote. Forster began writing A Passage to India in 1913, just after his first visit to India. The novel was not revised and completed, until the end of his second stay in India, in 1921, when he served as secretary to the Maharajah

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    Essay Length: 2,810 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Classical Leisure from the Cloud

    The Classical Leisure from the Cloud

    The Clouds, straddling the lines drawn by Aristotle between comedy and drama in the Poetics, is actually a metaphor for the folly of mankind before the majesty of the Cosmos; all characters, including Socrates, have pride and vanities; all are flawed, and the lampoon is against human weakness itself, which provides the comic aspect of the play. The metaphor of the oven mirrors in the world of men the Clouds. The Clouds exist beyond the

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    Essay Length: 265 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Andrew
  • The Client

    The Client

    The protagonist, Mark Sway, is the character who drives the plot and its events. He is eleven years old, mistrustful, arrogant and predisposed to getting into trouble. Being such a young age, he is inexperienced and afraid which explains the fear he feels when he witnesses the lawyer of a famous Mobster, Barry Muldanno, commit suicide. Just before the lawyer shot himself, he told Mark a large secret. He told him that his client, Barry

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • The Client

    The Client

    The Client by John Grisham The main character of my book was Mark Sway. Mark Sway is a bad little eleven year old boy with a huge burden on his hands. Mark smokes ciggaretes, uses foul language, and picks on his little brother, Ricky. Mark grew up in a trailer, with an abusive father, a mother who is hardly around, and his little brother Ricky who annoys him plenty. Mark was a very strong character

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Client

    The Client

    The protagonist, Mark Sway, is the character who drives the plot and its events. He is eleven years old, mistrustful, arrogant and predisposed to getting into trouble. Being such a young age, he is inexperienced and afraid which explains the fear he feels when he witnesses the lawyer of a famous Mobster, Barry Muldanno, commit suicide. Just before the lawyer shot himself, he told Mark a large secret. He told him that his client, Barry

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    Essay Length: 257 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Max
  • The Client Novel Analysis

    The Client Novel Analysis

    The novel The Client of John Grisham evolves with the struggles of a young boy who had witnessed a suicide incident and who almost knew everything about a very serious crime but felt so uncertain to deal with these changes and consequences of the situations that happened. Mark Sway, the young hero of the novel (and also of the movie because it was filmed by famous Hollywood stars), was the aggressive type of person who

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    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Client- John Grisham

    The Client- John Grisham

    Biography John Grisham was born on February 8th in 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was raised in a family of five children. During his youth he moved around a lot because his father was a construction worker. They lived in many different places, for example in Crenshaw, Mississippi. Finally the Grisham family settled in Southaven, a little town outside Memphis, when he was twelve and then he started studying at the Southaven High School. During

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    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Cloak of Competence

    The Cloak of Competence

    “The Cloak of Competence” Robert B. Edgerton is an anthropologist with interests in psychological and medical anthropology. His early work was focused on individual adaptation to differing ecological conditions on the one hand and mental retardation on the other. His interests in mental retardation led to books such as The Cloak of Competence, which will be analyzed in this paper and Lives in Process. His ecological interests produced The Individual in Cultural Adaptation, followed by

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Collapse Of The American Dream

    The Collapse Of The American Dream

    The Collapse of the American Dream Prosperity, job security, hard work and family union are some of the concepts that involves the American Dream, generally speaking. Some people think this dream is something automatically granted; or in contrast, as in the story “Death of a Salesman” written by Arthur Miller, as something that has to be achieved in order to be successful in life. The play takes issues with those in America who place to

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    Submitted: May 11, 2010 By: Bred
  • The Collector

    The Collector

    John Fowles gives one a glimpse into insanity in, The Collector. A lonely, single man comes into some money, and suddenly his fantasies can become reality. He collects butterflies, killing them and posing them in little glass plates. Is he evil? It is hard to say, and as one reads the lines are blurred and morals questioned. Is that which is wrong always done with bad intentions? Frederick, the main character, is in love with

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Collector

    The Collector

    Often in a fiction text, interest comes from conflict between major characters, resulting from their differences. These cause disagreements and arguments, and readers find themselves taking sides with the character they can most relate to. John Fowles' 1963 novel The Collector supports this idea with its storyline revolving around conflict and completely oppositional characters. Frederick Clegg exploits his large sum of money, using it not for good, but for a cruel, ignorant and selfish operation

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    Submitted: May 22, 2010 By: Megan
  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    There are many racial components in this novel that are easy to point out. These take place in the American South and also in Africa. It starts with the way that all the black men and women are treated at the start of the book. The main character’s real father was a successful store owner who was black. This man was hanged for a reason that is known only as him being a successful black

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    Essay Length: 1,948 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: regina
  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    The Color Purple “Intense Emotional Impact… Indelibly Affecting… A Lavishly Gifted Writer.” Says the New York Times Book Review. Anyone that has read this book would totally agree. There was a movie made about this book also. That was an excellent movie, though it left out some details that the book has. It is a very emotional book as well as a movie and it is guaranteed to help you understand a lot more about

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Color Purple - Roles

    The Color Purple - Roles

    The way we act is a direct representation of the way we feel. In most cases, we would involuntarily assume that the way we are to act, or our roles, be self-evident and left up to our own free will. However, this is not the case when the nature of our role within our own environment is left up to the scrutiny of others. This was the case with Celie in The Color Purple. In

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    Essay Length: 1,904 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Max
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