Harry Mulisch

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  • Anton's Family In The Assault By Harry Mulisch

    Throughout Harry Mulisch’s The Assault, the killing of Anton’s family leaves Anton with internal questions as to how exactly this event transpired for most of his life. Over the course of the novel Anton is provided with many answers to his questions, some simple and some complex. As the novel progresses so does the complexity of explanations Anton is given about the assault on his family. To clarify, in the beginning Anton is offered many simple explanations and, seeing that he is young and his psyche is moderately fractured, Anton choses to believe these simple justifications for his family’s deaths. As the novel progresses, more complex explanations are offered to Anton causing long repressed emotions to surface leaving with him more questions than answers until he encounters Karin Korteweg for the first time in decades. Karin ultimately provides Anton with resolution about the events that transpired the night of the assault but in reality, the true depth of the assault can never fully be explained and no clear conclusion can truly be reached regarding the value of complexity. Simple explanations offer superficial justifications to Anton as to why his family died providing him with a false sense closure whereas Complex explanations deeply analyses multiple levels of the events that transpired ultimately leading…

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  • The Assault By Harry Mulisch: Chapter Analysis

    Harry Mulisch’s novel The Assault depicts the aftermath of the murder of a young boy’s family during World War II. Mulisch explores the young boy’s, Anton’s, life and how it was changed dramatically because of the death of a German collaborator named Fake Ploeg; this resulted in Anton’s family being murdered for revenge. The night, in which Anton’s family was murdered and of which he calls the “incident”, is shrouded in mystery and the details of what exactly happened is not clear; Anton…

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  • Under The Spell By Joan Acocella

    The Harry Potter series can be an enjoyment for children or a literary failure depending on the reader. Joan Acocella, the author of “Under the Spell” thinks the Harry Potter books are an amazing series that took a new turn on fairy tales. She was able to enjoy the series while feeling a connection with the characters. Harold Bloom, the author of “Can 35 Million Book Buyers Be Wrong? Yes.” has a different view of the series. He believes that the books may be interesting, but they lack…

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  • Journal Of Experimental Psychology: Watson, J. B. And Rayner R.

    88 who were extremely active. She found that people who use their brains did not lose them. Weiss and Bellinger studied the effects of environmental toxins on early brain development. They suggested that it effects an individual’s life context, including genetic tendencies and enriched or impoverished environments. It was proposed that in humans, the effects of exposure to toxic substances tend to be directly related to growing up in an enriched environment or an impoverished environment. The…

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  • Attention Deficit Disorder: An Analysis

    diagnosis with Attention Deficit Disorder towards the end of kindergarten; by the end of the year he had picked up reading with ease, and by the time 1st grade rolled around he was placed in the advanced reading group consisting of the 6 best readers in the class. The spark in the young boy’s heart had taken hold and continued to grow, demanding more and more fuel in the form of bigger, harder, more interesting books. The books enchanted him, they possessed the power to create rich new worlds…

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  • Civil Rights Roundtable 1963 Case Study

    Emerald Nau AF AM 110 Dr. Colapierto Civil Rights Roundtable 1963 The round table discussion consisted of James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Joseph Minklelwitz, and Sidney Portier. The topics of discussion were civil rights and the March on Washington. All the men had something in common; all were entertainers in some kind of aspect, and all came to Washington for the March on Washington. As stated in the video, some of these men were long term fights, and others…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Harry Potter Series

    something leapt over me unexpectedly. I— “Megan, time for dinner!” I heard from outside of my bedroom. “One more minute!” I called, desperate to read just one more line, just one more chapter. I was consumed by this renowned work of literature. A life-long love of reading mixed with a great book series and a dash of an obsessive personality can make a potion that is intense, to say the least. The Harry Potter Series is an integral part of my identity and has molded me into the book-addict I am…

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  • S. J. Tambiah's The Magical Power Of Words

    Linguists and psychologists all over the world have stressed the importance of language. As a main form of communication, language is the basis for many cultures, religions, etc. to build their foundation on. J.K. Rowling showed how important language is in one of her scenes from Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. Language is an art, and a magic of sorts. Leach (1966: 407) stated: “Ritual as one observes it in primitive communities is a complex of words and actions… it is not the case that…

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  • Parenting Style In J. K. Rowling's 'Outliers'

    obstacles into imaginative and successful ideas for her path to success. When Rowling was young, her mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and Rowling struggled with this fact, even after her mother 's death (Biography Online). Due to the fact that Rowling faced many difficulties and challenges because of her mother’s rare condition and death, her imagination began to be fueled by a darker force, as can be seen through the last couple of books of the Harry Potter series which focus on a…

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  • Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone Analysis

    Albus Dumbledore is God God, Lucifer, and Jesus attending a boarding school in a Scotland castle sounds like the beginnings of a very odd joke. Yet it can be argued that this is essentially what went down in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone. Religious symbolism is heavily entrenched in this young adult movie series, as it naturally should. References to religion is often essential in any narrative that depicts the struggle between darkness and light. This is because darkness and…

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