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    According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, a historical novel is set in a period of history and works to convey the social conditions, manners, and spirits of the time in realistic manner. Also, a historical novel may have a mix of historical figures and fictional characters. An author of historical novels may choose focus on a specific event or the overall society and how a particular set of characters is affected by events of the time. Based on this view of a historical novel it may seem as though a work of science fiction could not possibly be considered a historical novel; at a glance they look like complete opposites. Science fiction novels often take place sometime in the future, feature an almost completely fictional cast of characters, and are not typically based on true events. Although science fiction and historical novels are quite different looking at their most basic definitions, they are actually similar. Based on the thesis of Carl Freedman, ‘both science fiction and the historical novel “denaturalize the present by showing it to be neither arbitrary nor inevitable but the conjunctural result of complex, knowable processes”’, Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower could potentially be a historical novel. To understand how Parable of the Sower could be a historical novel one must first look at the…

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    Because The Rebels was a historical fiction novel, accuracy is very important. In order to feel the full flooding of high run emotions throughout the book, it had to feel real first. In order to fall in love with the character and hurt for the character, the reader had to first believe the character. Although the story took place in the 1700s while the book itself was written by John Jakes in 1979, I still find the historical precision of the novel well done. Due to the accuracy, there is a lot…

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    In The Sea There Are Crocodiles is a realistic fiction book. That was written by Fabio Geda who is an Italian writer that took on a kids story of his life as a refugee.The main character, Enaiat, is a refugee fleeing from his home country, Afghanistan in order to survive. A war had broken out in his country, the Taliban were against anyone who was Hazara, that includes Enaiat.Enaiat teaches the reader that there are many obstacles in a refugee’s life, so we should help by supporting them,…

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    the long run, however the truth always catches up to them. The novels, “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair and “The Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison are both narrative examples of stretching the truth, which only makes everything in each novel much much worse. The Jungle summarizes the biggest food issue in United States History, while The Invisible Man depicts the life story of a man who hides from the world and claims to be invisible due to his refusal for others to see who really is. Each novel is…

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    Shakespeare plays may seem outdated to modern eyes as the language is hard to understand, however, Shakespeare’s plays are just as relevant now as they were 400 years ago when he was writing them. This is due to their universal themes and the relatable characters. The themes of guilt and power are relevant not only in Macbeth, but also in modern day because human nature has not changed. The characters in Macbeth are relatable because the audience can identify the connections between situations…

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    As a new teacher working with lower performing ELLs, I was looking for that one particular tip or strategy that would improve their fluency levels in reading. My students were borderline students and were constantly exposed to failure. Many of these students had poor reading strategies and some were too intimidated to read beyond the first few sentences. I started with the most logical starting point - the text. Many textbooks often have more texts than are needed or texts which may not be…

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    Saint Joan of the Stockyards, play by Bertolt Brecht attempts to represent drama of life with regard to financial issues of 1930’s. He makes an attempt to dramatize the complex economic situations with the help of his study of Marxism and capitalism. This play portrays the depths of suffering which has a moving effect on audience. In Saint Joan of the Stockyards everything eventually comes down to the question of meeting ends and means. It also portrays the socio-economic difference in classes…

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    A. Language enculturation At a very young age children start to learn our cultures language, this happens from observation. A child may unintentionally point to something like a tree and their parents will say that’s a tree, after doing that a few times they child learns. They also learn their language from listening to other member of the culture communicating to each other. It is rare for a member of our culture to learn a second language because we hardly come in contact with the outside…

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    In the excerpt Anti-Duhring called Theoretical, Friedrich Engels takes a historical materialist approach to show that the capitalist mode of production is fundamentally contradictory. From this theory, he follows a trace of social and economic conflicts that occur from this contradiction. The following essay will define historical materialism as described by Engels, as well as explaining the fundamental contradiction and the two contradictions that arise from it, and finally concluding with a…

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    Production, in the form of co-operative work or division of labor, is a social activity and as such it presupposes a joint endeavor. However, in the course of history as a result of inexorable historical development (i.e. the ever-growing productiveness of the division of labor) one class has successfully accumulated the products of labor in the form of the means of production in their hands. “According to Marx, those who accumulate in their hands the means of productions, and thereby also its…

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