H. H. Holmes

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  • Gothic Influences In Frankenstein

    There have been many important influences throughout the ages in the horror genre such as Horace Walpole, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and H. P. Lovecraft. All the way from Edgar allen Poe to H.P. Lovecraft. There have been many influential horror or Gothic writers throughout the ages. Though in the early days of Horror this form of storytelling were called Gothics and or Romances. Horace Walpole, one of the first to use grim story elements in his stories. He also liked…

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  • Inequality In Jane Eyre And Frankenstein

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley are two novels in which the themes of equality and inequality are explored extensively. The texts are both written by women in 1847 and 1818 respectively and both deal with gender inequality. Jane Eyre is also a social commentary on the injustices and inequalities of the classist Victorian hierarchy whereas Shelley’s novel focuses on the human rejection of unconventionality and the inequalities faced by societies ‘outcasts. The…

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  • The Time Machine Classic

    The Time Machine When an author writes a book, there are many different attributes that could cause the book to be studied carefully, have characteristics of becoming a classic, and contribute different aspects to society. H.G. Wells shows the reader a desolate future by displaying how mankind will move towards a more capitalist society and change for the worst, in his classic The Time Machine. H.G. Wells, author of great works such as the Time Machine, the Chronic Argonauts, and…

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  • Ignorance In Ovid's Metamorphosis

    Adaptations present the development of ideas, which contribute to further understanding of the values upheld in the era of its creation. As such, Ovid’s narrative poem, ‘Metamorphosis’ 8 CE, depicts the dangers for man to deviate from the natural order. Leading on from this, Pieter Bruegel’s acclimatised art piece, ‘Landscape with the Fall of Icarus’ c. 1560, emphasises the sustenance of work. Also, as W.H. Auden’s poem, ‘Musée des Beaux Arts’ is heavily influenced by these presented texts, he…

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  • Klosterman's Theory Of Voyeurism

    It is fascinating to find that things that apparently seem to be so different can be developed in such way that they sustain the same point of view. If we think about the career of a very tall, basketball player; people attraction to voyeurism; the career of a country music singer who beats records in discs’ selling, and the use of laugh tracks in comedy sitcom, it looks like there can not be a strong connection between them. Now if we consider that the public is looking for this basketball…

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  • Theme Of Identity In Topdog/Underdog

    Identity of the characters in any type of literary work can set the stage for the complete background of the story. According to Michael LeMahieu “identity is a role one performs publicly for an audience rather than a private essence one contains inside” (LeMahieu 33). It allows the reader to gain a deeper understanding of the meanings behind the characters. This holds true revolving around the identity of the characters in Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and Joe Turner’s Cone and Gone by…

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  • Aldous Huxley's Speech: From Amusing Ourselves To Death

    Millions of people around the world sit down in front of their television set and are told that “For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear”. But this seemingly absorbing lead into a popular science fiction TV show is actually telling the truth. What the unsuspecting audience is being fed is chilling. “What is dangerous about television is not its junk, it is that television is transforming all serious public business into junk” (449 P4) In addition, the…

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  • Summary Of Killing Lincoln By Bill O Reilly

    The novel Killing Lincoln, written by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, portrays the steps leading up to the assassination of President Lincoln and the effects after. The author sequences the book in chronological arrangement through the historical events. Bill O’Reilly is a political television show host on the channel Fox News. O’ Reilly is an accomplished author; he has produced numerous historical novels. Also, the author majored in history and graduated from Harvard, so this knowledge makes…

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  • Summary Of Killing Lincoln

    Killing Lincoln: The shocking assassination that changed America forever, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard is an astounding book based around the life of our former president, President Abraham Lincoln. The book is based in the nineteenth century, around the same time of the civil war. It gives great detail on the events that happened during his last few days alive. This book also focuses on the civil war and the generals in them such as Robert E. Lee. The first part of the book “Total War”…

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  • Analysis Of First Love A Quiz

    Part I Demonterius Dorsey What captured my attention the most in A.E Stalling’s First Love A Quiz , was how the actual poem was written in the format of a multiple choice quiz. The first line in each stanza starts off as a phrase, and the lines that follow are in A , B , C , format. The poem itself was short, yet very vivid and vague at the same time. Before reading the first line, I already had the impression from the title that the poem would be very similar to a quiz given by grade school…

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