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    from his past mistakes. He also mentions his “poor dream”, and how he no longer has such desires as he once had. The main part of his old dream that he mentions has to do with Estella and how he no longer is in love with her and feels the need to prove to her that he is enough. Later on after this scene he runs into Estella and they both basically confess that they regret what had happened and wish to…

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    A Christmas Carol is a short novel by Charles Dickens, published for the first time in 1843 that takes place in the Victorian London. The main characters are Scrooge, Jacob Marley, The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present, and The Ghost of Christmas Future. But other characters can also be found such as Fred, Scrooge’s nephew; Fezziwig, who was Scrooge’s mentor; Belle, a woman who Scrooge loved; Bob Cratchit; Scrooge’s clerk, and others. The story begins by stating Marley’s…

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    MLA citation of novel: Salinger, J. D. the Catcher in the Rye. Little, Brown and Company: 1951 Genre: The genre of this novel is realistic fiction or coming-of-age fiction. The novel is about a teenage boy going through life. It goes over the many things that teens face. It focuses on the angst of teenagers. Historical lens analysis: The book was published after World War II. Soldiers coming back from the war had psychological issues. I think that Holden was a character based on the…

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    The Great Game Analysis

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    In what ways can the Great Game help us understand contemporary conflicts? On a June morning in 1842, in the Central Asian town of Bokhara, two ragged figures could be seen kneeling in the dust in the great square before the Emir’s palace. Their arms were tied tightly behind their backs, and they were in a pitiful condition. Not far away were two freshly dug graves. Looking on in silence was a small crowd of Bokharans. Normally executions attracted little attention in this remote, and still…

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    Reed Newkirk Mrs. Schroeder English 4 Honors January 26, 2018 Pride and prejudice. Contrary to the personality readers receive when Jane Austen first describes him, Mr. Wickham proves to be the most deceitful character in the novel. Mr. Wickham comes up with a story about his & Mr. Darcy's’ past; a story of why is he is a poor foot soldier now. He uses his story to try and get the other characters in the novel to pity him, and at the same time remorse and become disapproving of Mr. Darcy.…

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    Fagin represents a time in London that was corrupt, disorganized, and old. Dickens emphasizes the old London in Fagin by connecting him to the streets, he states, “The mud lay thick upon the stones, and a black mist hung over the streets; the rain fell sluggishly down, and everything felt cold and clammy to the touch. It seemed just the night when it befitted such a being as the Jew to be abroad. As he glided steadily along, creeping beneath the shelter of the walls and doorways, the hideous old…

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    The novel Great Expectations is often used to showcase Dicken’s use of symbols not only for the great number that can be identified throughout the novel but also becauee of how effective these numerous symbols are in conveying a deeper meaning that may not be visible at first sight. Charles Dickens uses three types of symbols within his story Great Expectations: Objects such as a rotting bridal cake or the mists on the marshes, people such as Joe Gargery and Bentley Drummie, and things that one…

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    Charles Dickens’s novel, Great Expectations, centers around the personal growth and development of a young orphan named Pip. When the novel begins, Pip encounters a convict named Magwitch while visiting the graves of his family. Magwitch scares Pip into giving him some food and a file to release himself from the shackles on his leg. Dickens uses several literary devices such as imagery, style, and point of view to recreate this scene in the readers mind. One important aspect of how Dickens…

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    Symbolism Compared and Contrasted A book. A piece of bread. An accordion. Three entirely different objects, used for entirely different purposes. Yet, in context to The Book Thief written by Markus Zusak, the entities accommodate a manifold of symbolic meanings in between the pages, keys, and crumb. Hans accordion carries history of a long friendship between him and Erik Vandenburg that dates back to his experiences in World War I. Every time his eyes lay upon the magnificent instrument, or…

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    Oliver Twist Essay

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    Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens focuses on an orphan child, Oliver who is very poor and in an orphanage that didn't actually care for any of the kids there. Then when Oliver asked the cook for more food and fled to the streets of London when he wasn't given the food he asked for. Later on Oliver met Artful Dodger who leads him to Fagin and his “gang” of pickpockets. The orphanage hears about Oliver's escape and go into the streets of London to retrieve Oliver and bring him back to the orphanage…

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