Great American Novel

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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen: A Narrative Analysis

    communist agent, who is conflicted about his own views on events. In the beginning of the novel, the narrator explains that he is being held as a prisoner and is being forced to write a letter of confession for the edict. A clash of thoughts, a sequence of dualities. Born and raised in Vietnam, he is a Vietnamese spy in South Vietnam serving their officials. Nguyen is a Vietnamese born novelist, who had his first novel The Sympathizer published in 2015, which granted him 7 awards, including the…

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  • Sarah Dessen

    Established contemporary American writer, Sarah Dessen, perhaps one of the most well branded young adult literature authors, has written over 10 successful best-selling novels. Novels such as What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the Ride, and Lock and Key have sparked the lives of many individuals all over the world. The world introduced the future adored author on June 6, 1970 in Evanston, Illinois. She grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where she eventually attended UNC – Chapel Hill where…

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  • Values In Gabriel Marquez's Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

    Inherent within the novel, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, the author, Gabriel Marquez describes many traditions and values within a small town symbolizing the culture and its effect within the civilians. However; as time had progressed, the values embedded within this town would crumble leaving only oppression and abuse to take place. The repetition of the importance of materialism, values and beliefs, marriages, authority figures, and the women’s role critically asses the abusive nature of…

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  • Literacy In Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

    Furthermore, the book I can compare reveal some of my values and beliefs about literacy in my life by connection to the story Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth Bennet, the protagonist of the novel of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, is an intelligent woman who is passionate about her beliefs without wanting the opinion of individuals in her society, specifically rich men who were too proud for their own good. I can connect myself with Elizabeth because I consider myself an independent woman who…

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  • Character Analysis Of Stephanie Plum In Two For The Dough

    characterization, and the character’s actions throughout the novel, to help the reader relate and understand the different types of characters.…

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  • Summary Of Sapphire's Push

    Push, is a novel written by Sapphire. Push was published by Alfred A. Knopf and the copy right date is 1996. Part Two Ramona Loften aka Sapphire is an American author and poet. She earned a bachelor’s degree of art at the City College of New York and her Master of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College. Sapphire had a difficult childhood. Her father molested at the age of eight and her mother abandoned the family five years later. In her teenage years, she dropped out of high school. Her childhood…

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  • An Analysis Of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind

    Novel or Gone with the Wind, first published in 1936 in the United States, is a classic romantic novel written by Margaret Mitchell, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937, a prestigious literary award. Gone with the Wind is about the character of Scarlett O'Hara, a beautiful, bright South girl with a lot of modern thinking and open-minded, open-minded and open-minded lifestyle. She represents the image of modern women in a new industrial society, aspires to enrich herself and assert her position in…

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  • The Castle Of Otranto Gothic Novel Analysis

    ABSTRACT The gothic novel, albeit not considered high literature, counts among the most distinctive literary genres. The literary form was at its prime in late 18th century, although its days of glory have past elements of the Gothic can be found even in contemporary literature. Over the centuries, several sub-genres of the gothic novel have developed, including Southern Ontario Gothic. This branch of the Gothic is characterized by criticism of social attitudes towards race, politics, gender and…

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  • The Painted Veil Somerset Maugham Comparison

    The Painted Veil is a 1925 novel by British author W. Somerset Maugham. The title is taken from Percy Bysshe Shelley's sonnet which begins "Lift not the painted veil which those who live / Call Life". The biographer Richard Cordell notes that the book was influenced by Maugham's study of science and his work as a houseman at St Thomas' Hospital. The novel was first published in serialised form in five issues of Cosmopolitan (November 1924 – March 1925). Beginning in May 1925, it was serialised…

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  • Character Analysis Of Tom Sawyer And Huckleberry Finn

    The novel is a humorous fantasy, written in the tradition of a boy’s adventure story. In this novel, there are two major characters, Tom sawyer and huckleberry Finn. The novel remaining his childhood, from this childish viewpoint, the pupil world appears rather foolish. For examples social institutions, education opposed their behavior, because the people want to live like them. Tom’s fortunes swing between the two and his sprit follows suit. There are two distinct types of language, the…

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