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    205 Addiction and Disease: How do they differ? Both the “A Domestic Dilemma”, by Carson McCullers and the “The Rocking Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence have mothers who cope with their problems’ in very different ways. Emily, who is the mother in “A Domestic Dilemma”, is an alcoholic whereas Hester, who is the mother in the “The Rocking Horse Winner”, deals with her problems by overspending. The two women’s problems negatively affect their kids. Emily cannot care for her children because her disease is taking control of her life. On the other hand, Hester neglects her children and compensates for the empty feeling she has inside by buying lavish, expensive, materialistic objects that are out of her means. The mothers’ personalities play a large…

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    dating mostly from the 20th century. While Marxism continues to be studied in the United States today, its heyday in America was during the period of 1930s. Carson McCullers, along with other literary intellectuals of the 1930s, found herself absorbed in conversation in which Marx was the main topic. The Marxist ideas, she and her contemporaries passionately discussed are present in her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, which deals with oppression and exploitation in southern cotton…

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    Intro Carson McCullers novella, the Ballad of the Sad Cafe was first published in August, 1943 in Harper's Bazaar, also with six other short stories of a collection with the same name. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe is a southern story about a mannish figured of a women who became an object of a sinister scheme. The three peculiar characters; Miss Amelia, Cousin Lymon, and Marvin Macy lives are intertwined and fueled with love and revenge. Miss Amelia is the owner of a small café in the center of…

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    Carson McCullers was a famous American author with interesting works such as The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding, and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. This paper will cover her early life, works as an author, and the toll of her adulthood leading all the way to her death. As an author, Carson had to overcome many challenges in her daily life, however, she was not recognized as an extraordinary author until after her death. What made her become recognizable, is the fact that she…

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    same stereotype of a wistful old man experiencing a bout of retrospection for his lost friend and the times he once had. The narrator of Carson McCullers’s “Ballad of the Sad Café” in The Ballad of the Sad Café works with the same forlorn recollection of when the town was more alive. Both narrators use two distinct voices to recount their unique stories, weaving their second, lamenting voice between the first narrating voice with grace and shocking fluidity. Although both lamenting voices slow…

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    A Single Shard Summary

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    a single shard by linda sue park tree ear is the main character in a single shard is named after mushroom that grew on tree trunks. crane man, another main character in the story, is a old wise man that tree ear lives with and he feeds tree ear as long as tree ear can still do work like chopping wood or harvesting food. they live in ch'ulp'o a potters village which is famous for celadon ware. but the most brilliant potter of them all in the village is min. tree ear loves to watch from a…

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    The Single Shard! The single shard is a nonfiction book. It tells about a boy named Tree-ear that lived under a bridge with Craneman and he only had one leg. And Tree-ear watched a man named Min do his work. And one day tree-ear started to work for him because Min had an order to make. And one day Craneman was pushing a grocery cart and the grocery cart was to heavy and the bridge collapsed on Craneman and he was holding a monkey in his hand when he died. When Tree-ear got back Min told him that…

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    INTRODUCTION What are the most important parts of a novel? Is it the title? Is it the characters? These questions have plagued authors for eons. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is a novel written by Carson McCullers, published in the 1940 's. The story takes place in southern America during The Great Depression. Within the novel, important aspects to have are strong lead characters, an interesting plot, and a captivating title. However, the most important aspects of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter…

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    Frequently human beings make decisions and those choices can affect others; for the better and sometimes for the worse. Two texts, “Thank You Ma’m” by Langston Hughes and “Sucker” by Carson McCullers, delve into the weight and consequences that people's actions have. This essay will assess instances of characters dealing with their problems and explain how the choices the character makes, in solving their issues, positively or negatively impacts others. In “Thank You Ma’m”, Langston Hughes…

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    Deaf to Reason “The rich thought he was rich and the poor considered him a poor man like themselves. And as there was no way to disprove these rumors they grew marvelous and very real. Each man described the mute as he wished him to be.” (McCullers, 223) With these words, Carson McCullers paints the vivid picture of a wrongly depicted man. John Singer is an uncomplicated individual, but to Biff Brandon, he is the mysterious figure who orders the same meal and sits in the same seat everyday in…

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