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  • Gene Forrester Character Analysis

    Gene Forrester Character Analysis

    Gene Forrester's difficult journey towards maturity and the adult world is a main focus of the novel, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. Gene's journey begins the moment he pushes Phineas from the tree and the process continues until he visits the tree fifteen years later. Throughout this time, Gene must become self-aware, face reality and the future, confront his problems, as well as forgive and accept the person that he is. With the jouncing

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    Essay Length: 769 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Max
  • Easy Rider Character Analysis

    Easy Rider Character Analysis

    Easy Rider Character Analysis #2 By: Dennis Hopper The movie Easy Rider begins with the two main characters Wyatt, played by Peter Fonda, and Billy "the kid", played by Dennis hopper, in Mexico buying drugs that they later intend on selling within the United States borders. After the buying and selling of drugs, they dawn a road trip to Louisiana, in order to escape the prying eyes of police. This experience becomes more than just

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • Beware of the Dog: Character Analysis

    Beware of the Dog: Character Analysis

    Beware of the Dog by Roald Dahl is a war story of a man who is shot down and taken hostage. Throughout most of the story, this man, whose name is later revealed to be Peter Williamson, doesn’t even know that he is a hostage. Luckily he figures it out just in time to save any information from being leaked to the enemy. The story starts in the air. Peter is flying his plane,

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: July
  • Character Analysis of Catherine Barkley

    Character Analysis of Catherine Barkley

    During World War I, it was the accepted social norm that women belonged in the kitchen. They took the back seat to men, specializing in cooking and cleaning. They were the caretaker of the home and the raiser of the children. Catherine Barkley is an impeccable example of this social norm in Ernest Hemingway’s, A Farewell to Arms. Her submissive nature is key to the existence of the story. So important, in fact, that the

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Vika
  • My Last Duchess Character Analysis

    My Last Duchess Character Analysis

    My Last Duchess Character Analysis Murder…mystery…intrigue…All describe Robert Browning’s poem, “My Last Duchess.” From the speakers indirect allusions to the death of his wife the reader might easily think that the speaker is a bit crazy and committed a vengeful crime out of jealousy. His flowery speech confuses and disguises any possible motives; however, the mystery is left unsolved. Based on the poem’s style and structure, it becomes evident that even if the speaker did

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    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Steve
  • Character Analysis Elizabeth Proctor

    Character Analysis Elizabeth Proctor

    In the late sixteen hundreds, the fear of witchcraft was a major concern amongst New Englanders. Arthur Miller’s book, The Crucible, tells the story of a town’s obsession with accusing innocent people of witchcraft. All the accusers were young females who claimed they were attacked by demonic specters. Members of the community supposedly sent out these evil spirits, but in reality, the girls were doing it as sport. One such person accused was Elizabeth

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Artur
  • "a Rose for Emily" Character Analysis

    "a Rose for Emily" Character Analysis

    “A Rose for Emily” In the story “A Rose for Emily”, Emily is the main character. Her character analysis includes what other people thought of her, what she said and did, what the narrator tells us about her, and how the setting reflects her character. Emily was born into a family of great wealth and rich past. With Emily being highly concealed by her father, she had to live with many restrictions in her life

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Bred
  • Character Analysis of Estelle in Margaret Atwood’s "rape Fantasies"

    Character Analysis of Estelle in Margaret Atwood’s "rape Fantasies"

    Anyway Estelle is the only thoroughly developed character in Margaret Atwood's "Rape Fantasies." Though she is the narrator and quite thoughtful of the ideas and reactions of the story's supporting players, it is her almost obsessive preoccupation with a singular topic that actually prompts her to fully illustrate her own ideas and reactions, drawing a character far more compelling than any of the men or women she will attempt to describe. Estelle begins her story

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Jack
  • Pride and Prejudice: Character Analysis: Elizabeth Bennet

    Pride and Prejudice: Character Analysis: Elizabeth Bennet

    Ivy Mullins ENG 3350 Dr. Manigault 2 October 2006 Pride and Prejudice: Character Analysis: Elizabeth Bennet Jane Austen’s work Pride and Prejudice is one of the most quoted and re-created novels of all times. The explanation for the timeless popularity of her novels is still yet to be discovered, but it is evident that no matter the century or the audience, her words still seem to touch the hearts and minds of generations past and

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    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Jack
  • Emma,(jane Austen) Miss Bates Character Analysis

    Emma,(jane Austen) Miss Bates Character Analysis

    In the novel Emma, the author, Jane Austen, uses many different techniques to characterize Miss Bates as a woman with no intellect, but a very kind heart. Miss Bates in a humorous character who is loved and loving. Austen’s diction is one such technique used to characterize Miss Bates. Miss Bates is a “contented” old woman with certain “cheerfulness” to her nature. Miss Bates always has good intentions and is always a happy, joyful woman.

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    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Victor
  • Character Analysis of Ellen the Countess Olenska in the Age of Innocence

    Character Analysis of Ellen the Countess Olenska in the Age of Innocence

    Ellen, the Countess Olenska is the character is chose to analyze. She fulfills Newland’s longing for an emotional fantasy life. Her words, her unconventional taste in clothing and interior decorating, and her attitudes symbolize the exotic to traditional Newland. She makes him question his narrow existence and brings out his protective instincts. Where May is ice, Ellen is fire. Ellen’s elegance and style would be at home in Europe, but seem passionate in New York

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Tasha
  • The Color Purple Character Analysis

    The Color Purple Character Analysis

    The main character of this book is a lady named Celie. She doesn’t really state that this is her name but during the few times she is referred to this is what they call her. She starts off at the age of 14 in the book, but the book progresses through many years at a time. Celie writes the whole book in letters to God. Celie was raped constantly by what was assume was her

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    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Anna
  • Crash Character Analysis

    Crash Character Analysis

    Challenging and thought-provoking, Paul Haggis’ “Crash” takes a provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post-9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic cast of characters’ struggles to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another’s lives. In the gray area between black and white, victim and aggressor, there are no easy

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Thelma and Louise Character Analysis

    Thelma and Louise Character Analysis

    The film begins with Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon), living repressed lives in Arkansas. Both women have stereotypical roles in this movie. As best friends, they decide to go on an adventure that takes a dramatic turn and ends up being an adventurous police chase to the sudden death. Thelma is an unhappy housewife who despises her husband (Daryl), who is a bumbling, controlling and narcissistic. Her character is somewhat infantile, in

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Great Expectations Character Analysis - Pip

    Great Expectations Character Analysis - Pip

    Question 4.) Although literary critics have tended to praise the unique and litereray characterization many authors have employed the sterotype characters successfully. Select a novel or play and analyze how a conventional or stereotype character function to achieve the authors purposes. In current times, it is evident that a writer will use characters that stick out from the norm in some way. They may have a stereotypical background, but the character’s story has some type

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: regina
  • A Character Analysis

    A Character Analysis

    A Character Analysis of пїЅA Death In The FamilyпїЅ James Agee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1909. Agee wrote the novel пїЅA Death In The FamilyпїЅ in New York City, in 1955. This novel is a remembrance of events within a family. It is about marital love and loss and the need for religious faith. This novel is an autobiography about the death of AgeeпїЅs father. This analysis deals with Jay, Mary and Rufus

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: regina
  • Character Analysis on

    Character Analysis on

    the story's main character is a young black girl. it is through her eyes that we see the story, and the story revolves around her character's maturation, her realtionship with Mr. sweet, and her eventual discovery of loves power. we see her as a small childand the role sweet plays in her lifeby telling her stories, singing to her, and telling her how beautiful she is. eventually we learn that she is especially good at

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    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Changing Impressions: A Sydney Carton Character Analysis

    Changing Impressions: A Sydney Carton Character Analysis

    They say a first impression is everything. However, I’ve found that these aren’t reliable. Some people cover their true feelings, trying to be tough. You never know what’s going on in people’s lives when you first meet them that causes them to act differently. And sometimes, we just make inaccurate assumptions. This is also true of things in literature. In Charles Dickens’s novel “A Tale of Two Cities,” and in all his novels, he wants

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    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: Kevin
  • A Rose for Emily-Character Analysis

    A Rose for Emily-Character Analysis

    A Rose For Emily-character analysis The short story Ў°A Rose for EmilyЎ± by William Faulkner portrays how an overly protected love could destroy oneЎЇs life. Emily Grierson, the main character of the story, first gives the reader an impression of acting inhumane and even mad. But after a closer look into her character, I think that the reader could almost understand how and why she turned out the way that she did. Emily Grierson is

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    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: David
  • Odysseus Character Analysis

    Odysseus Character Analysis

    When we first glance at Odysseus we just see a man who’s trying to get home. But if we take a closer look at him we see that he is a respected, wise, and sometimes stubborn man. Why these things you ask? Let’s take a closer look at the reasons behind this choice of words. Many have said in ‘The Odyssey’ that they respected Odysseus. He is respected by men, for his journeys and telltale

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    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Jon
  • A Character Analysis of Angelo: Outer Angel and Inner Devil

    A Character Analysis of Angelo: Outer Angel and Inner Devil

    A Character Analysis of Angelo: Outer Angel and Inner Devil There is a wide array of deceptiveness within the play “Measure for Measure.” While some of the reasons for deception are good, other reasons are filled with evil and only for personal gain. Angelo is a perfect example of one of the characters within this play who uses his deceptive nature for evil and only for the gratification of himself. He is given a very

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    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Monika
  • Character Analysis of Dorothy Plunk

    Character Analysis of Dorothy Plunk

    “It was my opinion that Dorothy Pluck, a native of War, was the most beautiful girl in our class or, for that matter, at Big Creek High.”(29) Dorothy Plunk was Sonny’s first love but she also broke his heart. In October Sky, written by Homer Hickam Jr., Dorothy is a pseudonym for a girl he knew during high school. She is known for her beauty, power, and inexperience. Dorothy was known for her beauty

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Character Analysis of Hester Prynne

    Character Analysis of Hester Prynne

    Hester Prynne The character of Hester Prynne changed significantly throughout the novel “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hester Prynne, through the eyes of the Puritans, is an extreme sinner; she has gone against the Puritan ways, committing adultery. For this irrevocably harsh sin, she must wear a symbol of shame for the rest of her life. From the beginning, we see that Hester Prynne is a young and beautiful woman who has brought a

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    Submitted: April 4, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Character Analysis: Undine Spragg and Elmer Moffat

    Character Analysis: Undine Spragg and Elmer Moffat

    Edith Wharton is well known for her vivid descriptions of wealthy, upper class New York society and their old-fashioned mores. The Custom of the Country illustrates not only the strict values of ‘old money,’ from which Wharton herself descended, but, also, the variance in customs held by those with new money, as well as those from other states and abroad. Two of the novel’s main characters that attempt to join this society exemplify the

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    Submitted: April 15, 2010 By: Monika
  • Character Analysis of Wuthering Heights Catherine and Heathcliff

    Character Analysis of Wuthering Heights Catherine and Heathcliff

    Murray Kempton once admitted, �No great scoundrel is ever uninteresting.’ The human race continually focuses on characters who intentionally harm others and create damaging situations for their own benefit. Despite popular morals, characters who display an utter disregard for the natural order of human life are characters who are often deemed iconic and are thoroughly scrutinized. If only the characters of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights were as simple as that. Set on the mysterious and

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    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Andrew

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