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    Which Literary Classic is Better? The Time Machine and The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are two pieces of classic literature bound together by the Victorian age. While both stories have underlying themes about the struggle of man, both present them in different ways. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells, presents its struggle of man as a society where each class of peoples is against each other, being thoroughly influenced by politics of the time. Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case…

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    Losing yourself is a central concern of madness which was explored in King Lear where madness was a prominent theme. Antoinette similarly to King Lear faced with a loss of reason. At the end of the novel, Antoinette becomes totally unable to distinguish between reality and fantasy and realise who she is. She believes she has seen a ghost in the mirror which in reality was herself. The statement Antoinette makes while looking in the mirror: “I saw her – the ghost. The woman with streaming hair.…

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    Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw is a compact, vivid, soul-stirring, suspense and exciting ghost story. Thousands of people have thousands interpretations about it. After this novel coming out, readers try to understand the complexity of the story from various aspects. The story of The Turn of the Screw is a frame story which begin in a night on Christmas Eve. A group of people sit round the fire to share some ghost stories. The story of children encountering ghost catches attention of…

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    Analyzing Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The May-Pole of Merry Mount Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The May-Pole of Merry Mount is a story about the American dream as shown by the lively group living in Merry Mount and the no-nonsense Puritans. Both groups represent a part of America and the future of a nation. Of course, this short story is loosely based on a true historical event, and Hawthorne is clearly commenting on the attitudes and feelings of opposing ideals in this “new world”. Just look at the debate…

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    Despite the novel’s richly explored Parisian setting and European characters, Giovanni’s Room is, punctuated with deeply American attitudes and issues. By choosing an American for the protagonist and narrator, David, James Baldwin crafts a novel that is as much about the difficult relationship between Europe and the USA as it is about the difficult relationship between David and Giovanni. Through analysis of the biased, first-person narration of the novel, as well as the dynamics between…

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    My vision for America is to have a free and successful nation that everyone will be proud to call home, and a nation with rights and values people are proud to show and embrace. We as proud Americans should be standing up to defend our rights and our freedoms. We as Americans should be rushing out our doors to make our nation a better place for us and for our future generations. America was and still is the symbol of freedom, to us and to many other countries around the world. America is full…

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    The symbol of light is found to be very important in the story The Turn of the Screw. As the light confronts the dark, as the symbol of candlelight fights against the twilight. The governess is the one who always has the candle with herself, she symbolizes the good in the story, where on the other side, the dead servant Mr.Quint and children symbolize the dark side. On few occasions, usually at night, the governess’s lighted candle disappeared, the situations were followed by ghosts apparations…

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    My Responsibility as an American Everyone has many responsibilities as an American. Nobody should just be able to sit around and let the country shape around them. Everyone wants to complain and talk bad about our country but then don’t want to do anything about it. The least any American can do is show some effort and have some responsibilities as an American. There is endless things that we as Americans can do to have a part in the development of this country. People all have their own…

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    Theme articulation is crucial for any piece of literature. Themes represent means that the author uses to get in touch with the audience by underlining an aspect of society that they are cognizant of. Ernest Hemingway’s "Hills Like White Elephants" is successful on this front as he embraces a characterization method that enables him to explore an array of issues that relate to human interaction and communication. The stay has two main characters. The American and The Girl. None of the characters…

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    Quang H. “Neon” Le ENGL 110 Prof. Gangel Essay. Have To Go My Own Way Bobbie Ann Mason is an American short-story writer and novelist known for her evocation of rural Kentucky Life. She has a distinctive style in writing that is known as "minimalist" -- a stripped-down, unadorned, almost consciously unliterary style (Mason, 230). She has won many awards in writing such as Finalist for Pulitzer Prize for the memoir, "Clear Springs"; Arts and Letters Award for Literature from the American Academy…

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