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  • Smoke Lilies And Jade Analysis

    The short extract from ‘Smoke, lilies and Jade’ by Richard Bruce Nugent is from a Bildungsroman play foretelling the plight of Alex - a 19-year-old, black, male facing internal conflicts and confusion in regards to his sexuality. Therefore, taking this context into consideration, the extract naturally issues an underlying, thematic patterning of fragmentation, uncertainty, and tension. From a close reading, these themes spill out through the content, the form, as well as the diction. In more…

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  • Whitman And Palahniuk: Literary Analysis

    evolution of identity in American Literature it is clearer to track the patterns. Specifically, Walt Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry", Langston Hughes' "Theme for English B", and Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk respectively illustrate the growth of identity from one time period to another. Although Whitman, Hughes, and Palahniuk are all writers within different historical and economical periods, the exploration of identity found in the authors' literature still give readers a feel of how…

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  • A Rose For Emily Modernism Analysis

    In the modernism era of literature (1914-1945) William Faulkner wrote several books, short stories, and articles about children, families, sex, race, with fixations and life in the south. I did not feel that “A Rose for Emily” should have been selected to appear in literature books or curriculums for college or high school for that time period. This short story was not a “yardstick” For literature in this era. William Faulkner refuses to discuss his works in interviews. He does not like to…

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  • English Class Should Teach Students To Write Research Paper

    No less an authority on literature than Leo Tolstoy wrote that there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts. The same is true for English teachers: There are as many reasons to teach literature as there are teachers of literature. The most philosophical teachers could assert that fiction serves as a self-actualizing force, that people read “to set the darkness echoing” (Heaney 1463). Still more could posit that an English class serves as an introduction to the canon, ensuring that…

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  • Ibo Expressions In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

    written in English. However, there are some Ibo expressions set in this novel to introduce the reader’s mind into a more authentic and unique African atmosphere. The author, Chinua Achebe, is the first to write a novel about colonialism in the perspective of a colonized tribe from within. Furthermore, he is the only African who has ever described the African culture before and after the settlement of the Christians. This essay will examine how the Ibo expressions are used in the novel and what…

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  • Fielding's Social Consciousness Affect His Point Of View In 'Tom Jones'

    support of your answer. 20 How does 'Great Expectations' highlight sociological problems in relation to an individual's ambitions? 20 Discuss 'Middlemarch' in the light of determinism. 20 Is the portrayal of white women different from that of African women in 'Heart of Darkness'? Illustrate with suitable examples. 20 Comment on Joyce's point of view in 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'. 20 Comment on the representation of Hinduism in 'A Passage to India'. 20 Discuss Muriel…

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  • Racial Slurs In George Orwell's The Secret Life Of Bees

    Literature is an art form that allows various authors to express their emotions and ideologies towards real-life events, sometimes in a fictional way. However, does their writing have a purpose if there is no one to read it, comprehend it, and relate to it? Banning a book due to high standards of suitably not only weakens the ability to explore topics that may be difficult to apprehend, but it also leaves a novel possessing great potential, a failing legacy. An author’s motive is to tell a story…

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  • Ugliness In Mrs. Breedlove's 'Love'

    Adult women, having matured into consummate self-loathers, detesting the bodies in which they were born, express their hatred by taking it out on their own children: Mrs. Breedlove adopts the conviction that her daughter is ugly, and Geraldine curses Pecola’s blackness. The idea that ugliness is in fact a state of mind is presented early on in the book when illustrating the Breedlove family: “Mrs. Breedlove, Sammy Breedlove, and Pecola Breedlove—wore their ugliness” (38). This sentence provides…

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  • What Is The Theme Of I Hear A Baby

    is shown grabbing a man’s hairy beard and rolling on top of a ball. This book captures the pure perception of a child’s world through simplicity and charm. Pinkney, Andrea. Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down. Little Brown, 2010. Literature for a Diverse Society, Ages 5-8. Four young black men took a stand against the injustice of segregation in America by sitting down at the lunch counter of a Woolworth’s department store. Countless others of all races soon joined the cause…

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  • Karl Marx Langston Hughes Analysis

    The two texts spanning decades worth of literature and crossing over genres have subtle similarities that are brought to light when you look at the structure and writing style of both authors. The Communist Manifesto, published in 1848, suggests that all of history has been determined by an economic system of time and class struggles. The three separate poems by Langston Hughes illustrate his heritage, place in society, and ideology. The two pieces of literature are not automatically thought of…

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