Elizabeth Strout

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  • Literary Devices In Olive Kitteridge

    The perceptive quality of Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Olive Kitteridge, focuses on the ordinary, the regular, and quotidian aspects of life; growing old, the fluctuations of a marriage, the anxious growth of children, and life’s everyday trivialities and little feelings that swell throughout an individual lifespan. Strout achieves this empathetic sense by using long detailed and descriptive sentences, a healthy mix of cumulative and periodic which explore and bluntly state solid truths about the people of the setting. This mix of sentence structure and style parallels the nuance of the characters and the development of emotional power within the book. The narrator is an omnipresent being who hangs above the setting, the…

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  • Dame Jodi Dench Character Analysis

    Dr. Q Honors English 17/3/23 The Fundamental Actress of The Importance of Being Earnest- Dame Judi Dench “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a British comedy written by Oscar Wilde, which was transposed into a movie by the director Oliver Parker in 2002. Lady Augusta Bracknell is a dominant character which has a profound impact in both play and movie; her role is essential. She symbolizes the stereotypical upper-class woman during the Victorian Age. She is the tool through which Oscar…

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  • Effects Of War In Birdsong

    Birdsong by Stephen Faulks is a novel to show the effect war has on a person who served in battle and the importance to understand the history of war for those who wish to learn about the past. This novel is about the Great War and its impact it had on the life of Stephen Wraysford, the protagonist of the novel, and his granddaughter Elizabeth Benson. Stephen had an affair with a woman named Isabelle Azaire who ends up getting pregnant and wasn 't sure about the feelings for Stephen so she left…

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  • Mrs Bennet's Favorite Daughter Character Analysis

    Bennet’s Least Favorite Daughter” when he discusses the scene where Elizabeth enters the novel for the first time in chapter two. Mrs. Bennet comes off with an intrusive, rude, and resentful tone as she completely takes over “Elizabeth’s right of reply” to Mr. Bennet (Wiltshire 183), which again can be taken as another moment in time where Mrs. Bennet is disinterested in what Elizabeth has to say. Wiltshire goes so far as to say that Darcy and Elizabeth’s problems all stem from one external…

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  • The Crucible-Act 2. Why Does John Gives Elizabeth A Kiss?

    ]The Crucible - Act II Choose a font color that stands out from the black of the questions. Type your answers in the blank lines between the questions--the document will modify itself to allow for your answers. Also, please bold your answers. Act II, Scene i 1. The stage directions in lines 33-34 describe how John gives Elizabeth a kiss. Consider Miller’s word choice. What words in the description show a strained relationship between the two? …

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  • Totalitarianism In The Crucible

    Compliance to an Dangerous Path Throughout history the compliance to totalitarianism is blamed on certain groups of people that enacted social corruption, to make it appear as if they were saving humanity. Leaders and associations, mostly focusing on Stalin, Hitler, and Mussolini, they manipulated their countries and made it resemble that they were improving the country and community, when in reality they ruined the community. This relates to The Crucible and during the Red Scare both time…

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  • Examples Of Pride In The Crucible

    The Crucible: The Lessons With Pride Arthur Miller 's play, The Crucible, recounts the story of the accusations of witchcraft throughout the town of Salem, Massachusetts in the late 1600’s. Reverend Hale, a well-respected minister known for discovering if witches exists, enters the play expecting to make a decision if witches are involved in the town or not. Hale has great pride about his work as a minister and his ability to decide if there are witches. Hale struggles to find the truth in the…

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  • Compare And Contrast John Proctor In The Crucible

    unique way due to their differences. Although John and Elizabeth Proctor are married, they have contrasting characteristics; John is courageous and inconsiderate, and Elizabeth is jealous and loving. John Proctor is the protagonist of The Crucible. He is around thirty years old, lives in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts, and has three sons with his wife, Elizabeth. Prior to the beginning of the play, he has an affair with his former housekeeper, Abigail. As an effect, Proctor is trying to…

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  • Elizabeth Dynamic Character

    is no surprise that she used her talent as a writer to highlight social issues. Jane Austen released Pride and Prejudice in 1813. The novel’s protagonist is Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Elizabeth is a strong-natured intelligent young lady who transforms into a mature woman by the end of the novel. Throughout the novel Elizabeth changes and becomes less prejudiced and less prideful. Elizabeth’s character is revealed throughout the novel using particular lines of dialogue and actions, by doing this the…

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  • The Five-Play Structure In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    After John confesses to adultery and Abigail wishing to oust his wife, Elizabeth is brought forth by the court to shed light on the topic. Instead of being honest as per usual, she lies on behalf of John’s reputation, trying to keep it clean. When John couldn’t prove Abigail of harlotry, she threw the court into chaos by claiming Mary Warren was sending out her spirit, in the form of a bird to attack Abigail and her friends. Shockingly, Mary Warren accuses John of trying to force her to pledge…

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