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  • How Did Louis Armstrong Contribute To The American Dream

    He also collected discarded food which he had found and tried to sell it to local restaurants for extra money, however, the money that Louis earned was not enough to keep his mother from participating in prostitution. Louis eventually dropped out of school at the age of eleven years old and joined a group of boys who sang on street corners for money. Louis also developed a relationship with, “Joe King Oliver” who is one of his favorite musicians during his childhood. Oliver became a mentor and a fatherly figure towards Louis especially through his troubled times and supported him greatly. Oliver was coronet players who often use to play at a dancehall, where Louis often dropped by to hear musicians…

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  • The Role Of Jazz In The 1920's

    Louis Armstrong is “recognized as one of the greatest musicians of all time having a major role in the creation of modern jazz” (listverse). He was also given the nicknames of “Satchmo” or “Pops.” Louis Armstrong changed the focus of jazz from improvisation to solo performance. His trumpet playing skills allowed him to become one of the first to acknowledge the trumpet as a solo instrument. Armstrong also was one of the first scat singers and is known for it becoming widespread. (listverse) In…

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  • Direct Characterization In A Problem By Anton Chekhov

    Anton Chekhov wrote the short story A Problem. The story is about a young man who takes a loan illegally and gets caught, leaving his uncles to decide his future for him. In the story, Anton illustrates 4 characters, which personalities vary greatly. He decided to use both methods of characterization to portrait them to us, direct and indirect characterization. Chekhov does a really got job at it, so we’ll discuss how he displayed each one of the characters. The first character we’ll discuss,…

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  • Situational Irony In The Ransom Of Red Chief

    Being Kidnapped seems like a situation that would be terrible to be in. For one kid, it was the best few days of his life and he did not want to leave. “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry, is a fictional short story. Bill and Sam are the two main characters in the story. With much work they plan to pull off a fraudulent town-lot scheme in Western Illinois. To do this they need two thousand dollars. These two men decide to kidnap Ebenezer Dorset’s child and offer a ransom. Bill and Sam take the…

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  • How Does Dickens Present Poverty In Oliver Twist

    OLIVER TWIST by CHARLES DICKENS OLIVER TWIST or THE PARISH BOY’S PROGRESS is a novel written by Charles Dickens and was serialised in 1837-39. The novel revolves around an orphan named Oliver Twist, who was born in a workhouse and was sent to a parochial orphanage where all the children were ill-treated and underfed. Twist runs away to London after escaping from the orphanage and there, he encounters with The Artful Dodger, one among the gang of juvenile pick-pocketers who are under the…

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  • Scott Carpenter Reading Lessons

    bullied, Noah wants to show that he is stronger and more powerful. In Chapter 5, “Mr. Claypole administered a kick to Oliver, and entered the shop with a dignified air” (Dickens 26). Oliver doesn’t react anything to it. In this passage, although Noah knows how he feels of being bullied, he looks down Oliver, who is lower than him and treats him like he can abuse him with his strength. By using the binary opposition of good versus evil, Noah’s personality is different from Oliver’s, and the way…

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  • Oliver Twist Essay

    Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens focuses on an orphan child, Oliver who is very poor and in an orphanage that didn't actually care for any of the kids there. Then when Oliver asked the cook for more food and fled to the streets of London when he wasn't given the food he asked for. Later on Oliver met Artful Dodger who leads him to Fagin and his “gang” of pickpockets. The orphanage hears about Oliver's escape and go into the streets of London to retrieve Oliver and bring him back to the…

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  • Socialism In Oliver Twist

    unwanted of England leaving each orphan in infamy in any realm of English Society. Charles Dickens embodied every aspect of the industrial revolution through his work, “Oliver Twist”, as he used his life experience and primary observations of life in the cities. His work depicts the social aspect of every class distinction while bringing great attention to the lives of children. In Roman Polanski’s film, Oliver Twist (2005), Polanski takes Charles Dickens’ original work and captures the key…

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  • Child Labor In A Christmas Carol

    Most people would think that “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is about Christmas when it was originally written to prevent child labor. The novella tells the story of a wealthy and greedy man named Ebenezer Scrooge. He is not the nicest gentleman and he is mean to his poor servant whose name is Bob Cratchit. This book teaches us that money does not always make us happy. This message can still apply to us today. around the time that ACC was written, children did a lot of work in the mines…

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  • The Death Of Scrooge In Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol is a short novel by Charles Dickens, published for the first time in 1843 that takes place in the Victorian London. The main characters are Scrooge, Jacob Marley, The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present, and The Ghost of Christmas Future. But other characters can also be found such as Fred, Scrooge’s nephew; Fezziwig, who was Scrooge’s mentor; Belle, a woman who Scrooge loved; Bob Cratchit; Scrooge’s clerk, and others. The story begins by stating Marley’s…

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