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  • Lord The Flies Postmodernism Analysis

    I have been reading the book Lord The Flies, by the author named William Golding. The book was given out in 1954, which leads us into the literary period of Postmodernism. The most common trait for this period is the very increasing diversity between the different novels written. In the earlier periods, the authors wanted to be fairly grounded, concrete and structured; but now they wanted more of the abstract and unrealistic plots, and often with paradoxes of various kinds. It is also said that…

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  • Bildungsroman In Great Expectations

    A Bildungsroman Book The novel, Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens fits into many genres, one of which is called bildungsroman. A bildungsroman is a German genre which can be described as a coming of age novel where the young main character develops and grows throughout the book. In this story the main character Pip starts out as a young boy and finishes a married man, the bildungsroman genre is used by Dickens to convey the growth, mentally and physically, in not only Pip through his life…

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  • Jungle Descriptive Essay

    The jungle looked like a child had sploshed layers of solid blue, white and green paint on a blank canvas, the blue strip of sky, white line of sweltering bubbly clouds and a vast green canopy stretching beneath. It created a sign - a flag, the blue, white and green banner of the jungle, surmounted on high to declare the jungle’s glory and prowess, demanding dominance over any other lifeform because it’s a jungle out there. The canopy is a thick green blanket; it smothers the jungle until one…

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  • Theme Of Violence In A Streetcar Named Desire

    The setting of the play is limited to the Kowalskis’ apartment and the street directly outside. Williams' play certainly has unity of place; the entire drama takes place in the French Quarter in New Orleans. This unity of place helps to create the conflict between Stanley and Blanche as a fight for territorial dominance because she is an intruder in his home, bringing values and ideas that he hates. The setting is significant as it helps the audience to realize the conflict between Blanche and…

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  • Train To Pakistan Novel Analysis

    Plot and settings of “Train to Pakistan” “Train to Pakistan” is written by “Khushwant Singh”. It was published in 1956. This novel based on partition. The novel began with the description of weather. It was the summer of 1947 and was hotter and longer than usual. People started thinking that it was the punishment of their sins. Bloodshed and riots were at peak due to the air of partition of India. The settings of this novel based on a small imaginary village near the north southern part of India…

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  • Character Analysis Of Ved Mehta's Deliquent Chacha

    Abstract The present paper deals with Ved Mehta’s first novel – Deliquent Chacha. It is a short satirical novel set in London and Oxford. Ved Mehta has proved to be a shrewd and observant commentator on Indian society. He has brilliantly satirized Indians who insanely ape the foreign and are still unable to cast away the cloak of Britishers. The touch of satire is turned as much on British as on Indian – because human nature everywhere is same. No nation is unaffected by self-deception, vanity,…

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  • Dualism In A Tale Of Two Cities

    The novel by Charles Dickens is understanding towards the overthrow of French aristocracy, but very harsh towards the Reign of Terror that followed. From the title and throughout the book, Dickens uses the motif duality to highlight his themes and to connect the past and the present which is demonstrated through the connected cities of London and Paris, contrasting female characters Lucie and Madame Defarge, and lookalikes Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton. The two cities Charles Dickens…

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  • The Ghostly Turn Of Events In A Christmas Carol

    A Ghostly Turn of Events A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, is a beloved tale that people of all ages have loved for its emotional and moral appeal. It is a story focusing on the life of Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy and cold-hearted money-lender, who is visited by four ghostly apparitions who convince him together to change his merciless ways. At the beginning of this tale, Scrooge does not recognize the effects of his greed, so the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future take it upon…

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  • An Adventure In Paris Character Analysis

    The stories "An Adventure in Paris"(NASF. 493) by Guy De Maupassant and "Everyday Use"(NASF. 816) by Alice Walker showcase similar and different ways to present a story through point of view and characters. Both stories have characters that are functional and symbolic to the story. Each of these stories uses both a foil and utilitarian through one character, Dee and Jean Varin, that ultimately changes the protagonist for the better and allows them to see what they have. De Maupassant makes his…

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  • Analysis Of The Sword In The Stone

    Arthurian Legends Synthesis Essay The Arthurian Legend “The Sword in the Stone” demonstrates how literature is modified over time, specifically during the Victorian Era (early-late 1800’s) and into the Modern Age (post 1901). Literary adjustments, including those of Arthur’s character and subtle changes in setting and placement of the sword masterfully demonstrate the fluidity of culture within a piece of literature . The Victorian Era, represented by work The Sword of Kingship, showed a clear…

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