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    Since post WW1, the conflict between Walloon and Flemish people rose to a top. Racism in two different places will be comparing these by three stages: Background, the beginning, and the conflict. At the 1830s, Belgium is constructed by two ethnic groups: Flanders and Walloons. Same as Rwanda, Walloons as the minority group have got support from French troops to have majority power in Belgium government. Walloon’s living area—Southern Belgium is participated industrial revolution brings Belgium booming economy and more advantage for Walloons. The majority ethnic group, Flanders, were not that advantaged on Heavy Industry resource like Walloons in the industrial revolution. They were resent by Walloon-Belgium government. For example, Brussel as the capital of Belgium that located in Flanders area but due to Walloons regime were not favored in Flemish not only making Brussel once become French city, but also assign French as the official language of Belgium as their constitution wrote. After the mid-18th century, the…

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    The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe is a portrait of a woman 's life from birth to death. The novel is supposedly based in fact, and possibly even loosely based off the real life female criminal Moll King (Howson 167). Stylistically, it 's written as an autobiography of the vivacious Moll Flanders, detailing the adventures her extravagant, action-packed, and dramatic story. Defoe uses his title character to explore identity, morality, and ethics through the…

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    In Flanders Field

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    Much like that first poem, this one depicts a relatively peaceful scene, “In Flanders fields the poppies blow / Between the crosses, row on row, / That mark our place; and in the sky / The larks, still bravely singing fly / Scarce heard amid the guns blows.” (Flanders field). This poet sets the poem in the middle of a field of poppy where the wind blows and the birds are still singing which makes the reader initially feel peaceful. He then makes the mood darker by mentioning how the gunshots…

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    Flanders’ purpose in The Invention of Murder was to show an evolution in the art of murder. The novel starts out by discussing murders in the early 1800s and by the end of the novel it discusses the Jack the Ripper murders in the 1880s. Most of the crimes were somewhat in chronological order to show a slight progression. Flanders wanted the audience to see murders continued to stay brutal and cruel but in literature they had an evolved form. Flanders does focus on many murders and with each…

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    Hard Times is a novel written by Charles Dickens which judge the English society and tells us about the social and economic pressures of the 19th century. Hard Times is a Victorian novel and is very realistic. Victorian novels bring about realism in literature. Dickens novels are realistic depiction of Victorian society like class consciousness, rapid urbanization, poverty, child labor etc. Dickens talk about love, aspiration, human passion and Hard Times is a novel written by Charles Dickens…

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    However, one soldier was able to find hope and encouragement, even when surrounded by this world of human barbarity. In the poem, “In Flanders Fields”, John McCrae uses symbolism, diction, and imagery to send a message to his fellow veterans of World War I that life is brief and, despite the horrors of their previous experience, life can be enjoyed and filled…

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    I read A Dog of Flanders, one of the classic fairy tale. In childhood, I thought this tale is just sad story about a boy and his dog. But, now after growing into a man, this tale is not just sad story, but a profound story about a boy's dream and despair. In a small town of Belgium's Flanders region, 15-years-old boy Nello lived. He lost his parents when two years old, so he did milk delivery with his grandfather in poverty. One day, his grandfather picked up an overworked and abandoned dog…

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    War is brutal; it brings death, sadness, and destruction. In Henry Reed’s poem “Naming of Parts” and John A McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields”. The authors convey a soldier’s reaction of war. Although the stories contain obvious difference, it is the similarities that are significant. Both poems are differ in setting and tone. In “Naming of Parts”, the setting is in a classroom where a military instructor is giving a lecture on “parts” of a rifle and showing the new recruits the firing…

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    The Theme of Morality in Moll Flanders Daniel Defoe’s novel, The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders is a story about the life of a beautiful woman who was born in Newgate Prison. Moll was determined to rise from the lower class she was born into, therefore she used marriage several times in order to obtain financial security. In the story, she was willing to sacrifice moral principles in order to gain prosperity. Her fear of poverty led her to commit many crimes, including…

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    A More Compelling Case While both are well known, Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen is not nearly as renowned as John McCrae's In Flanders Fields. Despite being the less popular, Owen's account of World War II is significantly more compelling. For many reasons Dulce et Decorum Est is the superior poem. For example, Owen's ability to implement skillful analogies far exceeds that of McCrae. While McCrae's infamous lines “To you from failing hands we throw / The torch” (McCrae 11-12)…

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