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    Symbolism in the works of literature refers to the use of objects, people, animals, and situations that have other meaning than the literal one used in the story. It creates a certain emotion or mood in the story making the reader understand it better. Symbolism is widely applied in the story Everyday Use by Alice Walker. This paper will explore symbolism in the story Everyday Use which includes the house, quilt, yard and characteristics of some characters. One of the prominent symbols in the story includes the quilts. These comprise the clothes that were worn by the narrator, her mother, Mrs. Johnson, and her sister, Maggie. They symbolize their African heritage since they were the same clothes worn by the past generations in their family line. Scholars indicate that quilts in the story signify how many African Americans used to make quilts out of scraps and in the process strengthening their bonds (Gates & Appiah 92). For example, the narrator says that “In both of the (quilts) were scraps of dresses Grandma Dee had worn fifty and more years ago (Walker 55). Moore (463) writes that "quilting is both familial and a vehicle of social statement. This shows that the quilting in the story acted as a symbol of the connection between the narrator’s family and its heritage. Quilts also signify the nature of poverty in which the narrator’s family and other African Americans lived. They had to use the clothes of the relatives because they could not afford finances to buy new…

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    the action never travels outside the close-confines of the immediate home. While Whedon’s house is not quite reminiscent of the city Barton advocates for, its small scale creates the desired atmosphere of claustrophobia, which is exposed by the camera angles. Whedon arranges many shots so that the camera must look through a doorway or window, as if the audience itself eavesdropping along with the characters. Whedon fashions a world conducive for “noting” and wrought by it. The world each…

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    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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    and the characters within it. A first chapter is an introduction to the things to come. It sets up with the tone, the characters, the setting, and any current or underlying conflict. These qualities can easily be seen and acknowledged in the first chapter of Emma, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre as the author has used the introduction to set the basis for the rest of the novels. The first chapter of Jane Austen’s Emma opens into the story. It begins at the Woodhouse home, Hartfield, and…

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    faded from popular opinion or discussions. Many of Austen’s novels, such as Emma, have been reimagined into films, enabling her to reach many different audiences through different interpretations. Emma is a beautiful novel about a young woman who is convinced that she will never marry; she does, however, what to help whoever she can in this matter. Once she deems herself successful in matching Miss Taylor, “less a governess than a friend” (Austen 5), with the widowed Mr. Weston, Emma seems…

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    It often seems that the most momentous changes and events in people’s lives are also the most uncertain in their foundations. People always ask “what if this had happened differently?” or “what if that had happened differently?” or “what if I had behaved differently?” when meditating over major events – either good or bad – that they have experienced, be it love, death, or something in between. There are often not definite causes to definite outcomes. The outcomes of Jane Austen’s novel…

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    Emma is a story about a privileged young woman named Emma. Emma is described as handsome, clever, and rich. Emma is often seen as a spoiled and rich young woman with soft, womanly looks. Yet, Emma is also a bright young woman, who has a wandering imagination and a certain cleverness about her. Education plays an important role in the esteemed novel Emma. In the book Emma, many references about education are made because education plays a highly important role in the book. In addition,…

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    of this. The more information you input, the better. Title: Emma Biographical information about the author: Author: Jane Austen Jane Austen was born in 1775 in Steventon, England to well-respected members of the community who valued learning and creativity. Her father was Oxford educated and was an Anglican rector. Jane and her many siblings read from their father’s library. Jane and her older sister Cassandra went to boarding school for a more formal education. However, they both got typhus…

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    In the published ending of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, the character of Anne speaks much more as compared to the original ending written. One may find this to be inconsistent with the rest of this book, however it can be shown that she must speak more for her character to progress correctly. When reading through this book we become accustomed to Anne being the silent character, leading us to feel like something is wrong when she begins to speak more. Due to this we are naturally drawn to question…

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    The Temple of My Familiar After a huge success of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple (1983), another novel, The Temple of My Familiar came which was published in 1989. Though the events in the novel were beautifully woven but it did not receive much acclamation. bell hooks praised the novel and called it a “multivocal experiment with postmodern romance and magical realism (hooks)”. The novel is considered a sequel to Walker’s The Color Purple. Alice Walker herself described the novel as “a romance…

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