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  • Gordon Grice: The Evil Nature Of The World

    His first and most prominent mode was exemplification of the black widow. This becomes apparent through the structuring of his paragraphs, usually making a claim in the topic sentence and giving first-hand examples of the claim. He states that “[m]any widows will eat as much as possible” and then gives his example of having an “aggressive female… [that] spent several hours subduing [a cockroach], and three days consuming it” (para. 5). His example of the voraciousness of the widow depicts the evil that the widow displays, and he implements the idea that the widow causes more destruction than necessary. The spider does not need to hunt large cockroaches, but yet it gruesomely kills the cockroach over a long period of time. He also uses description to offer his idea of purposeless evil. When describing the killing process of the widow, he says that the widow “delivers more bites, injecting substances that liquefy the organs” (para. 3). He does not see the need for this process, and the grotesque nature of the widow is unnecessary. Furthermore, the narrative aspect shows the inane hatred in humans for the widow, as he uses a story about his mother to advance his point. He says that she spoke in the “hushed voice she used for discussing religion or sex” (para. 7). Grice points out…

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  • Gregor's Family And Mental Changes In The Metamorphosis By Kafka

    In the story The Metamorphosis by Kafka, a character by the name of Gregor wakes up a cockroach. But, It’s quite possible that this is not what the title of the book entails, and instead, the title of the book refers more to Gregor’s family rather than himself. The Metamorphosis was written during World War One, and a somewhat popular theme in literature was to reflect the ideals of industrialization during the turn of the century. In the book, Gregor is turned into a bug, and the whole family…

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  • The Role Of Gregor Samsa In Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis

    “What if I went back to sleep for a while, and forgot all about this nonsense?”(87). The Metamorphosis, written in 1913 by the German author Franz Kafka, tells the story of Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman who wakes up one day turned into a giant cockroach. Throughout the story, the reader can appreciate the consequences that occur when the main character of the story goes through a transformation that subsequently disrupts the family routine. His family is now forced to make significant…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Irresponsible Adult

    I’d had enough rules for a lifetime. Immature, irresponsible, vulnerable and determined to make it work, I decided to move out of my grandparent’s house and into an apartment of my own. I would be able to make my own rules and do my own thing without anybody else interfering. It didn’t quite happen like I had imagined it would. There were a lot of bumps along the way but it really turned me into the mature, responsible adult I had always wanted to be. Even though the bumps included an out of…

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  • Change In Kuper's Metamorphosis

    hold similar views. Metamorphosis by Kafka, the Metamorphosis graphic novel by Kuper, and the short film Rivers and Tides narrated by Goldsworthy all mostly demonstrated negative changes. Once Gregor makes his tragic transformation into a cockroach, one of the biggest changes he suffers is that of his voice. "As if from deep inside him,…

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  • Gregor Samsa In Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis

    Franz Kafka, in his book The Metamorphosis, writes about a young traveling salesman named Gregor Samsa, who one day wakes up to find himself turned into a large insect. The narrator, as well as the main character, don’t have a clue as to what happened, the only thing that the reader can infer is that Gregor’s state is irreversible. As the story goes on, we learn about his job, his hopes and dreams, as well as his worries. The tragic thing is that he can’t communicate with his family or those…

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  • Kafka's Ruins In Popular Culture Analysis

    how it got to that point may be unknown, and both are disfigured and fractured. “Signifying decay and disintegration, ruins may have a creative, even provocative function” (1093). Ruins— like Samsa, may be decayed, but they have a significant meaning. The metaphor of the bug indicates that Samsa was not destroyed but, in fact he was not a perfect person. The ruin could also signify how Samsa felt trapped because he was not content with what he had and he isolated himself from everyone, even his…

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  • Experiment: Mealworms Response To Dark And Light

    Mealworms Response to Dark and Light Sujit Vankineni Introduction: Mealworms are baby versions of adult black beetles. Mealworms are also considered the larvae stage of the black beetles. The mealworm has a hard outer body called the exoskeleton which is used for burrowing. The mealworms shed their skins a few times as they grow in a process called molting. The mealworm has four stages of growth which include egg, larvae (the mealworm), pupa, and the adult (the black beetle). Mealworms enjoy…

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  • Hypocrisy In Angela M. Balcita's The Americano Dream

    Balcita goes over similar issues, though on a less broad scale. Using her father’s experiences of immigrating from the Philippines to the United States, Balcita creates an engaging and relatable picture of the subtle moments of integration, while also illustrating how the great American hypocrisy affects this transition. A great example of this comes from two paragraphs discussing her father’s first job at a blood bank. The job is temporary, as he’s trying to get official certification to be a…

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  • Achieving The American Dream In Steinbeck's Of Mice And Man

    How to Achieve the American Dream The American Dream is an ideal lifestyle many believe to be achievable through hard work and determination. This is the striving thought that forces thousands of US immigrants and native born Americans alike to work until they achieve success. However, life in America is not always easy; especially for those who consist of the lower class. The American Dream is only possible if one is able to overcome the obstacles that interfere. The characters in A Raisin in…

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