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  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    Story Outline A Good man is Hard to Find” focuses on Christianity being filled with sin and punishment, good and evil, belief and unbelief. Title: A Good Man is Hard to Find Author: Flannery O’ Connor Setting: Characters: The grandmother; is not godly, prayerful, or trustworthy but she is a troublesome character. She raised her children without spirutuality, because she is not a believer, she is Godless. The Misfit; is the epitome of the Godless

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    Essay Length: 1,255 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Kevin
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    I feel that the Grandmother in the story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” suffer from psychological conditions. She does not care at all about anyone but herself. I feel that she may even be narcissistic. It is ironic because she would be expected to look out for her family. The Cambridge Dictionary defines narcissism as “too much interest in and admiration for your own physical appearance and/or your own abilities” It is ironic

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    Essay Length: 446 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 19, 2010 By: Steve
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    A sudden appearance of the heart or meaning of something is what it took for the grandmother from Flannery O'Connor's short story "A Good Man is hard to find" to realize the moment of Grace that she receives before she is killed by the Misfit. O'Connor in her short story uses a lot of symbolism, including the characters. The misfit in this story and the grandmother share a special kind of relationship that neither

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    Essay Length: 889 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 5, 2011 By: loveable2332
  • A Great Life

    A Great Life

    Noel was the driver that weekend in Clare, the only musician among his friends who did not drink. They were going to need a driver; the town was, they believed, too full of eager students and eager tourists; the pubs were impossible. For two or three nights they would aim for empty country pubs or private houses. Noel played the tin whistle with more skill than flair, better always accompanying a large group than playing

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    Essay Length: 721 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Artur
  • A Heroic Journey of Love

    A Heroic Journey of Love

    A Heroic Journey of Love The protagonist of Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” is Phoenix Jackson. Phoenix is a poor, elderly, African-American woman whose overwhelming love for her only grandson drives her to overcome many obstacles throughout the story. Along her journey, Phoenix’s character is revealed to be humorous and in touch with nature, determined and willing to go the distance, and extremely prideful of her appearance and her family. Throughout “A Worn Path,”

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    Essay Length: 501 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Jon
  • A High Wind in Jamaica

    A High Wind in Jamaica

    A High Wind in Jamaica is set in The Caribbean during the mid-1800’s. The book is about a group of children living on a pirate ship, and gives insight into the world that children live in. Over the course of the book, the children do many bad things, without feeling any guilt: Emily murders a man; Rachael drops a marlin spike from the mast almost killing Emily, and Emily condemns the captain and crew

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    Essay Length: 532 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Kevin
  • A Hope in the Unseen

    A Hope in the Unseen

    A Hope in the Unseen follows Cedric Jennings through various obstacles on his path to success as a young African American male in the mid 1990’s. Ron Suskind does a stellar job creating the intricate background for the events of the novel. Residing in the inner city of Washington D.C., Cedric must overcome a culture of malaise where an intelligent black male is often ridiculed with terms such as “cracker” and “white.” The teachers have

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    Essay Length: 1,503 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • A Horse and Two Goats

    A Horse and Two Goats

    A Horse and Two Goats By R.K. Narayan The short story takes place in India in a small town called Kiritam. One day a traveller from New York is visiting the town. At his visit in Kiritam he sees a statue shaped as a horse while travelling along the countryside. A statue left alone nearly forgotten by the local inhabitants. The statue makes a big impression on the American. And he would like to buy

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    Essay Length: 453 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Bred
  • A Hundred Children

    A Hundred Children

    Inside-painted bottle is one of snuff bottles. The art of inside painting originates from Beijing. The story goes from that in the Qing dynasty during the reign of Dao Guang(1821-1850), an impoverished scholar was addicted to snuff. When he did not have enough money to buy tobacoo, he scraped his snuff bottle from inside with a bamboo slip to get the alternation----- tobacoo tar. Gradually, the marks left on the inner wall of the bottle

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    Essay Length: 400 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: June 22, 2017 By: adaa
  • A Journey to Adulthood

    A Journey to Adulthood

    Journey To Adulthood In A Wizard of Earthsea an archetypal pattern of death and rebirth highlights Ged’s journey from adolescence to adulthood. In “Myth and Archetypal Criticism” we read, “Images of death and rebirth […] usually suggest some kind of emotional, moral, or spiritual rebirth”(Young 70). We see one or more of these aspects in each of Ged’s rebirths, especially in his last rebirth in this book. Ged’s coming of age process in this novel

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    Essay Length: 2,239 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • A Journey to Adulthood

    A Journey to Adulthood

    Journey To Adulthood In A Wizard of Earthsea an archetypal pattern of death and rebirth highlights Ged’s journey from adolescence to adulthood. In “Myth and Archetypal Criticism” we read, “Images of death and rebirth […] usually suggest some kind of emotional, moral, or spiritual rebirth”(Young 70). We see one or more of these aspects in each of Ged’s rebirths, especially in his last rebirth in this book. Ged’s coming of age process in this

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    Essay Length: 2,239 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Andrew
  • A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    A fiction book that teaches you things about the earth and life that you did not know before. The original title of this book is “Voyage au centre de la terre” and is written by the famous writer Jules Verne. The book was published in 1864 in French, and was later translated into English, which is the language of the book I read. As I have not read the original version of this book, I

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    Essay Length: 905 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Mike
  • A Judgement in Stone

    A Judgement in Stone

    A Judgement In Stone is a 1977 novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, widely considered to be one of her greatest works. The novel is famous in the world of crime fiction for its opening line: "Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write". The novel has been acclaimed as a keen social examination of the differences between British classes in the 1970s. Eunice is taken on as a housekeeper

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    Submitted: May 2, 2011 By: matiru95
  • A Jury of Her Peers

    A Jury of Her Peers

    The central theme in “A Jury of Her Peers” is the place of women in society and especially the isolation this results in. We see this through the character, Minnie Foster and her isolation from love, happiness, companionship and from society as a whole. Not only does the story describe this isolation but it allows the reader to feel the impact of this isolation and recognize the tragedy of the situation. The story is set

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    Submitted: April 15, 2010 By: Edward
  • A Jury of Peers

    A Jury of Peers

    Minnie Foster is a woman accused of killing her husband by members of her community. She and her husband lived along a long, dark road that was fairly remote from the rest of the society. Those of which, mainly gave reason to why they felt that Mrs. Foster was guilty of murdering her husband while he slept. According to statements provided to authorities or the lawyer about the relationship of Mr. and Mrs. Wright, they

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Bred
  • A Knights Tale Analysis

    A Knights Tale Analysis

    The genre of medieval romance is a genre with many requirements. The foremost and most obvious ones being that a movie must be romantic and it must be set in the Middle Ages. Other requirements for content include, aimless wandering, spontaneous fighting and the list goes on. I think for a movie to be a “medieval romance” it only has to have romance and be set in the middle ages. However if it fulfills any

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    Essay Length: 280 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Vika
  • A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains

    A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains

    “A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains” Isabella L. Bird, an English woman offers an invigorating story of tremendous courage in her book, “A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains.” She tells of her days and nights spent exploring as she traveled through various territories, in light of her illness and young age. The author accomplished a feat that few of us would dare to attempt as she ventured through extreme temperatures at the

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    Essay Length: 545 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Yan
  • A Lesson Before Dying

    A Lesson Before Dying

    Synopsis A Lesson Before Dying is one of the best books I have read. The book is an emotional rollercoaster that will not stop until you finish the book. The story takes place in a little Cajun community in Louisiana during the late 1940s. During this time period the southern United States was very segregated. African Americans were often mistreated by Caucasians. This is one of the main reasons that Jefferson, a young black, mentally

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    Essay Length: 1,056 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Mike
  • A Lesson Before Dying

    A Lesson Before Dying

    Sentenced to death for a crime he may or may not have committed, a young black man named Jefferson now struggles to find the meaning of life. With the help of Grant Wiggins, a man who is unsure of his own worth, perhaps he can succeed in doing so in the story A Lesson Before Dying. It is the exciting tale of two men’s quest to find peace in life as well as in death.

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    Essay Length: 847 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Fatih
  • A Lesson Before Dying Critique

    A Lesson Before Dying Critique

    A Lesson Before Dying By Ernest J. Gaines Critique Ernest J. Gaines was born in 1933 on a Louisiana plantation in the midst of the Great Depression. As a young boy of 9, he began his work in the fields. He spent his childhood digging potatoes, and for a days labor was rewarded with 50 cents. He was raised during this time by his aunt, Augusteen Jefferson, who showed Gaines a determination most of us

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    Submitted: May 27, 2010 By: Jack
  • A Lesson Before Dying- Heroism

    A Lesson Before Dying- Heroism

    “A hero is someone who does something for other people. He does something that other men don’t’ and can’t do.” How does heroism play an essential role in the narrative? A man who has the courage and dignity to put themselves second for the greater benefit of others is a hero. In the novel there is a great need for somebody to stand up in the face of racism and show the community that black

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    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: Steve
  • A Lesson Before Dying: Mr. Wiggins

    A Lesson Before Dying: Mr. Wiggins

    A Lesson Before Dying: Mr. Wiggins Ryan Strassburger In A Lesson Before Dying, Mr. Grant Wiggins' life crises were the center of the story. Although he was supposed to make Jefferson into a man, he himself became more of one as a result. Not to say that Jefferson was not in any way transformed from the "hog" he was into an actual man, but I believe this story was really written about Mr. Wiggins.

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Tasha
  • A Lesson on Booty

    A Lesson on Booty

    Booty is bad shit vorite Books: V.C. Andrews Favorite Quote: "Sucka!" -Me "Damn right" -Me "Get 'er done" -Larry the Cable Guy "This is some new level type shit here." -Me "Oh but how bout ya mama be boppin fa pocket change." -Me and my people "EMBRARRASED!!!" -Me and my people "... and then you woke up." -just me "Dooya-ta-ta-ta-ta!" -anybody that was in the 2005 DFWASB would know what I'm talkin bout "I guess"

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    Essay Length: 601 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: regina
  • A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment

    A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment

    In the poem “A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment” Anne Bradstreet uses zodiac symbols and nature as a metaphor for her emotions. In line 8 “My sun is gone so far in’s zodiac”, Bradstreet shows her loneliness and almost loss of life without her husband. The sun in nature provides life to living creatures. Its warmth and light provides comfort and security. Bradstreet uses this to show how her husband provides her

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    Submitted: December 10, 2014 By: CarloB
  • A Little Bit More Than Lucky

    A Little Bit More Than Lucky

    October Sky also published as Rocket Boys is a memoir of a boy name Homer “Sonny” Hickam Jr. Sonny is destined to build rockets ad escape the grasp of the mine in his small hometown of Coalwood. Sonny and his friends work their way to get out of Coalwood. From blowing up fences to shooting rockets 3 miles into the sky, Sonny gets lots of help from his parents and people in Coalwood along

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    Essay Length: 653 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Little Camel Goes Along Way

    A Little Camel Goes Along Way

    A Little Camel Goes Along Way "'A First of May. Name's Jacob Jankowski'" (Gruen 32) were the words that came out of Camel's mouth when describing the newest addition to the Benzini Brother's Most Spectacular Show on Earth to Bill Durham . Jacob had no idea that these words were actually describing his experiences with life, not just on the circus.insightful comment!] In Sara Gruen's novel, Water for Elephants, the stories protagonist experiences depression era

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    Submitted: May 26, 2010 By: dane
  • A Little Princess

    A Little Princess

    The most interesting book I read recently is “A Little Princess”. Little Princess is called Sara Crewe; she is a student at Miss Minchin’s fancy boarding school. When her rich father dies; she’s left without a penny .Now Sara lives in the attic and works for crusts of bread. Only magic could make her A Little Princess! Sara Crewe was born in India .Her father was so rich and her mother died when she was

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    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Anna
  • A Long Wait for Another Williams

    A Long Wait for Another Williams

    “A Long Wait For Another Williams” Sara J. Kuhl, who writes for the Wisconsin State Journal, wrote “A Long Wait for Another Williams” which is of course a review for the book Waiting for Teddy Williams. In her review she focuses on explaining the title of the novel. Teddy Williams being E.A.’s father who only shows up for the summer and E.A. has to wait for him to show up. Kuhl then run through the

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    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Long Way from Chicago

    A Long Way from Chicago

    The book “A Long Way From Chicago” is an adventurous and funny story. The story takes place at Joey Dowdel’s Grandmothers farm house in the country. Joey and his sister Mary Alice were sent to their Grandma’s house during the summer because their parents had to go to Canada for their work. At first, Joey felt uncomfortable with his Grandmother because he had never met her before but eventually he got to know her and

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    Essay Length: 406 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 11, 2010 By: July
  • A Look at on Liberty

    A Look at on Liberty

    The key concept in On Liberty is the idea that liberty is essential to ensure progress, both of the individual and society, particularly when society becomes more important than the state. This state of affairs would be attained in a representative democracy in which the opposition between the rulers and the ruled disappears, in that the rulers only represent the interests of the ruled. A democracy like this would make the liberty of the individual

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    Essay Length: 337 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Max

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