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    W.W. Jacobs Biography and Short Story Connections ‘’The Monkey’s Paw’’ starts out in a rural part of England, on a ‘’stormy night’’ (1). The White family is waiting for Sergeant Charles Morris, friend of Father. When considering the current weather, the Whites begin to think he will not show. After a while, he finally arrives. The Whites and Morris share some drinks and laughs. Morris begins to tell stories of his travels, including the story of the Monkey’s paw. This discussion heats up very quickly, but all reach a consensus to break for dinner. After dinner, everyone reconvenes in the living room and they resume the discussion of the paw. It is at this point Morris has had enough and ‘’threw it upon the fire…’’ (3). However, Mr. White rescues it from the fire, temptation getting the better of him. After grabbing the simian limb, Mr. White asks how to use it..While explaining, Morris warns of the consequences. Mr. White is at a loss as to what to wish for and ultimately ends up wishing for 200 pounds. After wishing, nothing happens except for a clap of thunder. Mr. White escorts Morris out. The Whites go to bed and return in the morning to breakfast. Mrs. White drops a sausage and while picking it up, discovers the monkey’s paw on the kitchen floor despite its being left in the living room. Sammy goes to work and Mr. and Mrs. White continue breakfast. A little later, a visitor from Sammy’s work visits the Whites, only to inform them of Sammy’s accident and death. He…

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    Third Crusade Causes

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    In this paper I will tell of the Third Crusade,the battles,the armies,the leaders and finally the outcome of this battle for the Holy Land.The Third Crusade occurred in the year of 1189 and lasted for a difficult three years.(Wiki) The Third crusade was caused by the capture of Jerusalem in 1187 by Saladin who was muslim.(A&E)The spreading of word that the Holy City had be captured by muslims spread like wildfire, soon the people would shout and scream for war,they wanted another crusade and…

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    The Third Crusades

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    The Third Crusade was recognized as one of the most belligerent, unsettled disputes in the books of history. This religious movement transpired in the Middle East, when the Muslims reclaimed the Holy Land, compelling the Christians to fight back. Not many good things happened in this movement, since many people had died from fighting each other. King Richard I was known as the chief leader of the Christians, while Saladin was perceived as the sultan of the Muslim people. These men were known as…

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    “Darkness” is a word of multiple meanings, from being a complete blackness to representing terror and the unknown. On the other hand, “heart” is seen as the center, love, or life of things. In Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness the combination of the two words reveals the significance of the title to the world about the true naiveté and ignorance of human beings, the easiness of manipulation of the mind, particularly women, and reminds us that each act toward civilization is an act in barbarism…

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    Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad explores the journey of Marlow, a steamboat captain, journey into the heart of Africa, and the changing of his objective to meeting Kurtz when almost everyone glorifies him. Madness is commonly seen throughout Kurtz’s life in the Congo, and clearly alters his behavior. Some people judge Kurtz’s irrational behavior as reasonable and rational because there is actually a method to his madness. Madness plays a…

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    power of jungle. Joseph Conrad characterizes Marlow, Kurtz, the manager, and many other roles to demonstrate their moral and values during their experiences in Africa. The traditional western principles are constantly challenged by the nature and the people. At the beginning, Marlow lives in a moderately civilized world where “A narrow and deserted street in deep shadow, high houses, innumerable windows with venetian blinds, a dead silence, grass sprouting right and left, immense double doors…

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    How do Steinbeck and Gilman explore the themes of isolation, confinement and loneliness within Of Mice and Men and The Yellow Wallpaper? Isolation, confinement and loneliness are major themes within Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper. Without isolation, confinement and loneliness, the novels would have an entirely different consequences and outcome. With the narrator in The Yellow Wallpaper and Lennie from Of Mice and Men being isolated in the setting of the novels,…

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    1. Compare and Contrast the differences and similarities between the setting in each text. Both the texts ‘Once’ and The Book Thief’ are set during the same World War Two, but they are set in different locations. ‘Once’ takes place during World War Two, just like ‘The Book Thief’. We can tell this because both of the main characters, Felix from ‘Once’ and Liesel from ‘The Book Thief’ are hiding from the Nazis. We know that Felix is hiding from the Nazis when Barney makes comments like ‘The…

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    capable of the most heinous and despicable acts. Though man is not an animal, he is inclined to be much more cruel than any other living thing. Humans have a moral guideline to live by, but throughout many generations, they have proved themselves to be less than civilized. By way of example, in his novel, Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad illustrates how man can truly behave without any restraint or modal guideline when placed in a less than human environment. Conrad 's novel truly shows the…

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    unexplored wilderness sounds like the best place to have an adventure; however, in the novella the forest is written with so many personifications that it becomes a terrifying third character to the story. The wilderness is given characteristics of darkness and represents uncivilized land. As Marlow is travelling down the Thames River he says that “And this also…has been one of the dark places of the earth” (Conrad 5). Marlow is referring to before there were any humans in England and how…

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