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    (Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind) Patrick Rothfuss analyses how childhood innocence and the lack of responsibility can be irresistible. For some, transitioning from the simplicity of youth to the daunting reality of adulthood can be a demanding task. Holden Caufield in The Catcher in the Rye and Seymour Glass in “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” are two such people. As he lives out his secluded lifestyle in New Hampshire, JD Salinger studies the challenges that people take on as their innocence starts to fade. Salinger proves that every individual…

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    Auster was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1947, attended Columbia University during the 1960s and graduated with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in comparative literature. In the 1970s, Auster lived variously in Paris and southern France earning a meager living as a freelance reviewer and translator. . . he became known quickly as a novelist in 1985 when City of Glass—a book rejected by seventeen publishers before being accepted by Sun and Moon Press of Los Angeles— appeared to enthusiastic…

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    Phillis’ poems were usually about Christianity and slavery. “...Poems on various subjects, religious and moral…”-Bio.com. Washington was a short story author that was usually writing fictional stories with nonfictional characters. “...The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.”-Bio.com. Both authors had an interesting way of writing. Phillis was taught everything she knew from slave owners and that family, which she became a part of their family. So her writing was much different considering her…

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    God, explores several topics that are not usually associated with the comic medium. In this half semi-autobiographical work, Eisner illustrates and describes what 1930s New York City tenement life was like. While most of the short stories place the characters in the fictional 55 Dropsie Ave tenement or in the city itself, two stories, “Cookalein” and “A Contract with God,” are either set in natural spaces, or the outdoors play an important role in the construction and understanding of the story.…

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    The story “The Great Gatsby” takes place in New York City on Long Island; in the two places was called East Egg and West Egg in the early 1920’s in the Jazz era. West Egg is a fictional place where Gatsby’s mansion and Nick’s small house is at and Daisy and Tom lives in a mansion in East Egg which is also a fictional place. West Egg has a description called new money. Gatsby tries to be all flashy and impressive with his money, which is very irresponsible and unwise (“Old Money V. New…

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    Names In Sula

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    A name is a designation of importance, whether that is positive or negative. When a discovery of new land is made a new name typically goes along with it. When a child is born they receive a name as a symbol of their parents commitment and love. Like a contract, a name seals the connection between the person who gives it and the person or place that is the recipient of it. Names can also be classifications which can elevate a person's status or take that status away. In Toni Morrison's novels…

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    Ragged Dick is a fictional story written by Horatio Alger. I initially read it in chapter 3, The Myth of Individual Opportunity, of Rereading America where it’s only a 6-page excerpt from the full book, which was published in 1868, during a turbulent time in American history and very different than our country today. There was a massive industrial boom and the classic capitalistic promises for opportunity bloomed. While some benefited, there were aspects of life that were very rough for others…

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    sing along. Grease first stated when it became a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey with additional songs written by John Farrar in 1971. It was actually named after the 1950s United States working class youth subculture known as greasers. The musical was set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School where a group of teens learn the complexities of friendship, romance and adventures. It also takes you through the experience of peer pressure, politics, personal core values and love. In its…

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    Telling the story of history is a very hard thing to do for a film maker. They must take a point in time that may have expanded the course of a year or more, and make it into a one and a half to two hour movie. For the movie to be as cohesive and interesting as possible, things have to be changed and added into the story. This was the situation in the movie American Gangster. This is about a Drug kingpin leader, Frank Lucas, and his road to leading the drug industry in the New york, Harlem area.…

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    Grey: Fifty Shades Of Grey

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    the 4th instalment of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy. The main twist in the latest series of the book is that the previous editions of the book were narrated from the vantage point of females. However, this book is narrated from the male point of view—showing…

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