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  • Beauty And Youth In Shakespeare's The Picture Of Dorian Gray

    “To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, and be respectable.” (Lord Henry in The Picture of Dorian Gray). This is a light-hearted and humorous musing of the appeal to be young again, which summarizes the hedonistic worldview of Lord Henry in The Picture of Dorian Gray that may ring true to others. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel that is set in Victorian era London; a society in which appearance and wealth are held at an extremely high…

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  • The Great Gatsby Closing Line Analysis

    Closing Line in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is the story of an eccentric millionaire, Jay Gatsby, narrated by Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner, who's ultimate goal is to reunite with his one true love, Daisy. Daisy was the cousin of Nick Carraway and was married to Tom Buchanan, both of whom live in East Egg, New York. Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway lived in West Egg, New York. The cities of East Egg and West Egg, both of which were separated by The Valley of Ashes, show one's societal status,…

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  • Theme Of Loneliness In The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a sad story about the unattainable American Dream. A story about love, sadness, and destruction. Which if you ask me that's what all great stories have in common. And what they all have in common with the American dream. Destruction is a common theme it seems by trying to get more of something they want they must destroy something else. Either happiness or money two thing everyone tries to get but only ended up getting one or the other successfully. For instance Tom and…

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  • External Conflicts In The Truman Show

    The main character Truman Burbank lives happily in a small town, surrounded by water called Seahaven. He lives in happy life with a good job and kind wife until he starts to suspect that his life is a fake. The town Seahaven is a extremely big hollywood studio, which can be seen from space, where the world’s most famous reality show is recorded, The Truman Show is broadcasted to the entire world all the time. The main character of the show is Truman, who doesn’t know that his life is fake and…

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  • The Impact Of A Dollar Upon The Heart Analysis

    Stephen Crane utilizes detailed examples and depicts a strong bias in his poem, “The Impact of a Dollar Upon the Heart”. This poem dramatizes the conflict within the wealthy. In this poem, he depicts the emotions and experiences between the contrasting lives between those with just one dollar compared to one million dollars. Crane’s overall focus is not to demean the wealthy but to prove that their public facade masks their private despair. Through the use of powerful symbols, metaphors, and…

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  • Analysis Of The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Many classical pieces of literature do not become famous until after their author has far deceased. For F. Scott Fitzgerald this is more true. Kenneth Eble was assiduous to Fitzgerald's work saying, “It took critics a long time to recognize that a writer like Fitzgerald could be more than superficially romantic, an even longer time to realize that he was, as a novelist, intuitively historical” (Eble, 3). While Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” pervades under many high school student’s…

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  • The Celebrated Jumping Frog Summary

    The following writing represents a review and criticism of Twain's short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." This short story is one of Twain's earliest literary successes and most accomplished early sketches, this 2,600-word narrative was written following a three-month stay at Jackass Hill and Angel's Camp in California's Calaveras County in late 1864 and early 1865. The tale is told using the structure of a traditional Southwestern frame story, wherein a gentle, educated…

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  • What Makes Oskar Schindler A Hero

    Oskar Schindler was definitely a hero. Maybe a tad unlikely, considering his lifestyle and his original motivation. He had flaws, just like everybody else. He was a womanizer, and a serial cheater, he blew up large amounts of money into partying and maintaining a lavish lifestyle. When he first started employing Jews for his factory, he had nothing but profit from the cheapest labor accessible on his mind. However, even then, no one in his factory was ever mal-treated in any way. And as the…

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  • Similarities Between The Great Gatsby And Baz Luhrmann

    The incredible novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald changed literary history. It’s timeless story is felt through all people and cultures, no matter the time period. Not only is this novel a work of art, but so is the 2013 movie adaption directed by Baz Luhrmann. Luhrmann is able to capture the character's’ essence like no other. F. Scott Fitzgerald has a style of writing that engulfs the reader into his world of parties and the American Dream. He uses tools such as imagery,…

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  • Disillusion In The Great Gatsby

    For a long time, the American dream has been the idea in every American’s heart. They were attracted deeply by it and believed that in this free land, everyone enjoyed the equal opportunity, and if they worked hard, they would become a millionaire from a poor guy even without a pair of shoes. However, American Dream has become an increasingly significant theme in American literature of the 20th century. Fitzgerald names that period “the Jazz Age”. The American Dream is loaded with more…

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