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  • Measure For Measure Theme

    An Eye for an Eye (A critique of the title of Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure) “The title ‘Measure for Measure’ suggests balance. It is all about duality and the theory that there are two sides to everything, to every story” (Scola). Shakespeare’s play, Measure for Measure, is often labelled as one of his comedies, but anyone who has exposure to this text may question why that is. There is a lot of tragic things that are incorporated into this play, but the difference between this comedy…

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  • The Role Of War In Birdsong By William Faulks

    Following the Battle of the Somme, Faulks describes the ‘crippled sleepers’ rising from the ground, saying that it resembled a ‘resurrection in a cemetery’ ; a simile which represents the fact that the men are now the living dead; their old lives have been stolen from them. Faulks anthropomorphises the soil, saying that the men ‘teemed up from the reluctant earth’ alluding that even nature has turned against the men. The characters Stephen and Weir discuss the atrocities which have occurred…

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  • Lake View School Fire Incident

    the fire, but they were too late. Also, the fire department was too ill-equipped such that their fire engines could not handle the fire adequately. After an hour, the building collapsed trapping in students and teacher who lost their lives in the inferno (Rydbom & Kubat, 2013). Length of time from dispatch to the…

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  • Christine De Pizan Essay

    For this scholarship review I have picked two articles with which I’d like to create a dialogue between. The first is “Compilation, Commentary, and Conversation in Christine de Pizan” by Julia Simms Holderness. The second is “Christine de Pizan: The Poetess as Historian” by Nadia Margolis. Both discuss the writing of Christine de Pizan. Holderness argues, ultimately, that Christine was more conscious with her writing decisions than she may be given credit for, while Margolis’ article can be…

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  • Comparison Of Bush And Slotkin's Myth Of The Frontier

    “America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.” George W. Bush Oct. 8, 2002 Cincinnati, Ohio Much similar to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which in and of itself is a day of infamy, September 11, 2001 is a day of infamy that has yet to dwindle down and is referred to quite a lot in order to justify the actions being taken overseas against “terrorists”.…

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  • Edward Said Orientalism Summary

    Edward Said’s book Orientalism challenges a vast amount of scholars and their work on the Orient. Said discusses the knowledge and power, the separation of the West and East, and the obsession with the Orient. In his works he analyzes many scholars, political leaders, and military leaders justify his argument. Because Said’s work attacked years of scholarly work done by what he calls Orientalist, he received many criticisms, which would then tear apart his book just as he did. One of the larger…

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  • What Dreams May Come Analysis

    leads to Annie living with her own innermost demons in her mind, and when she commits suicide she loses herself in darkness and the only place she can go from here is to the pits of Hell, (Hell is best described in this movie as looking like Dante’s inferno) only because at this point she is incapable and unwilling to perceive the light. (Cownie) Soul-mates What Dream may come is based on the 1978 novel by author Richard Matheson, tells a story about a man named Chris Nielsen whose love for his…

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  • Circles In Lord Of The Flies Essay

    William Golding was a Christian, and this fact is evident throughout the course of his novel Lord of the Flies. The novel centers around the journey of a group of schoolboys that find themselves resulting to savagery after being stranded on a desert island following a plane crash. Golding touches on the Christian aspect by having the boys worship a devil instead of a God, and eventually the devil controls the boys so much that they are unable to foresee a hope for rescue or redemption. In…

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  • Brie Duvall: A Short Story

    the wheels will be set in motion tonight and the end result will be delivered by pick up time tomorrow. The plan: 1) Torture Brie for a day until she's wishing she's dead. 2) Don't give in to that request. 3) Add more firewood to Brie's personal inferno by taking away the lives of her children. 4) Have the gang offer to help Brie pack her bags. She's going to want to get out of town in a hurry. As soon as Tabitha disconnects the line, Mimi dials up Brookside. She checks her watch as she hears…

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  • Use Of Imagery In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

    Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 takes place in a world where books have been banned and are burned by firemen if they are found. The story begins by describing the pleasure the protagonist, fireman Guy Montag, experiences when he burns books. He spews the volumes with kerosene and they are engulfed in flames of black, red, and yellow as “the flapping pigeon-winged books died on the porch and lawn of the house” (Bradbury 3). The description in the opening connects to the story’s overall theme…

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