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  • The Importance Of A Mother In My Life

    their child. My mother was in and out my life she raised me till I was five years old she was a great mom that’s what my grandmother told me. Intill she started to abuse drugs I remember when I was a little girl we stayed in these apartments on Dresden I was four years old caught walking down the street a three o’clock in the morning. I think I was looking for my mom but she wasn’t around so the next door neighbor called my grandmother…

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  • Slaughterhouse Five Figurative Language Analysis

    Mr. Vonnegut, After thoroughly analyzing and metaphorically murdering your novel, Slaughterhouse Five, I have come to a much overdue conclusion that I think you 'll very much enjoy. Your use of figurative language has captured my heart in a way that no one else could. I adore Billy 's incredible personality, I strongly dislike the German soldiers that imprisoned all of your characters and the people who wanted to murder Billy. I feel empathetic for Billy 's first wife, Valencia since Billy met…

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  • Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five

    are complete fiction. As readers it is up to us to decipher which parts of the story are true and which are works of fiction. Other instances of this breaking of the fourth wall are on page 125 in the scene with the latrine and on page 148 where Dresden is likened to the fictional city of Oz. In both of these scenes, we have Vonnegut making his presence in Billy’s story known. I believe the importance of this insertion is far more important than most people realize. It serves to pull the reader…

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  • Analysis Of Tenth Of December By George Saunders

    Tenth of December (2013) by George Saunders is a collection of short stories that appeared in numerous periodicals between 1995 and 2009. The New York Times named the collection one of the top ten books of 2013. It also was awarded the 2013 Story Prize for short story collections and the first Folio Prize in 2014. The stories in the book focus on the human condition and finding significance in the smaller things in life—in spite of utilizing settings such as a prison lab in the future and an…

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  • Identity In Jonathan Foer's Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

    Oskar Schell, the main protagonist in Jonathan Foer’s acclaimed book Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, is a creative yet awkward child who lost his father in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. Oskar grows as a person throughout the story, as he goes on one final mission where he faces his biggest fears and challenges his social skills, all while attempting to get closure for his father’s tragic death. Through Foer’s depiction of Oskar, readers gain an in-depth understanding…

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  • Slaughterhouse Five Poo-Too-Weet Analysis

    Poo-tee-weet The most senseless words can have the greatest impact. Throughout Slaughterhouse Five the novel is portrayed as anti-war. I have re-read the ending to this book multiple times in hopes of figuring out the real meaning behind these bird’s chirps. As I began to dig deep thinking about motifs and themes that are common surrounding this book, I realized these chirps have a holistic connection. The art of speech is unique. If you look deeply into it, it comes down to human beings…

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  • Kurt Vonnegut's Anti-World War Novel

    dimension where time is not linear and can see the future but no death. Billy’s tralfamadore is a reaction to the trauma of war, that resurfaced when Billy survived a plane crash where many people around him died, and this was similar to the bombing of Dresden.…

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  • How Is Diction Used In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    event that happened in the past. A word like “shimmer” contrast from the devastation that Billy tries to remember. With this event, in particular, Billy associates the barber quartet with the first time the German soldiers saw the devastation of Dresden for the first time. Overall, that is…

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  • Oscar Wilde And Slaughterhouse-Five Recommendations

    Vonnegut uses the first chapter to explain all of the struggles he went through to write the book. Vonnegut reveals that he had been writing this novel since he got back home from Dresden, but he wasn’t satisfied with anything. He knew that he needed to say something, but he was having a hard time getting it across. Vonnegut also reveals that Mary O’Hare, the wife of his war buddy, gave him the push he needed to finish what we now…

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  • Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann is known as one of the greatest German composers of the Romantic era. His contributions to the world of music are not only vast in numbers, but they span a very broad range of composition including his piano sonatas and lied. Although this output is grand and very influential, it is important to keep in mind that Robert Schumann was fighting with mental illnesses throughout his life. With the knowledge of his struggles with depression and other illnesses, one must look deeper…

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