John Wyndham

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  • The Struggles And Strength Of Hester Prynne

    The Struggles and Strength of Hester Prynne In the mid 17th century, Puritans exercised control over the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the US, where they practiced their strict religious beliefs. To the Puritans, a good and admirable person followed the Bible exactly, and never sinned or made any big mistakes. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathanial Hawthorne writes about Hester Prynne, a woman who committed the sin of adultery, but still constantly attempts to redeem herself and atone for her sin. Even…

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  • Of Mice And Men Unrealized Dream Analysis

    The Theme of Unrealized Dream Shown Through Of Mice and Men The individuals expressing the idea of “the unrealized dream” is a theme John Steinbeck employs in his novella Of Mice and Men. The characters have “the dream”, and this what they believe would have been their ideal situation to have. Lennie and George have the dream to live together on a small farm. Candy dreams about living with them, and he would be help out on the land. Curly’s wife has the dream that would have come true if she…

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  • The Crucible Conformity Analysis

    In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Katherine Howe’s Conversion, the overwhelming amount of pressure to uphold one’s reputation in the communities of Salem and Danvers, Massachusetts leads to an unhealthy amount of conformity. In Conversion, the daily struggles of maintaining the reputation as the ideal St. Joan’s girl, being organized, smart, and well-rounded, become overwhelming. This overwhelming sense of conformity among the girls at St. Joan’s turns to a serious mystery illness that…

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  • The Crucible And The Salem Witch Trials Analysis

    The Salem Witch Trials began in 1692; The infamous Russo-American Cold War officially began in 1947. These two dates are over 250 years apart, so how could these two events consist of so many relating factors? The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, tells a fictional story based in Salem Village and the infamous Salem Witch Trials. The book focuses on how the events began and on the slow and the atrocious mental decline of the overly religious townspeople of Salem. Guilty by Suspicion, Directed…

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  • Ethics, Morals, And Values In The Crucible, By Arthur Miller

    We all have skeletons in the closet from our past. While some accept them for what they are and try to learn and move forward from them, others may have a hard time dealing with them. Personal ethics, morals, and values can play a vital role in how you cope with and feel about the things that you have done. Throughout the play “The Crucible”, by Arthur Miller, the majority of characters were lying to each other or keeping secrets and lying to themselves. The accumulation of lies and deceit is a…

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  • Importance Of Ranch Hands In Of Mice And Men

    Ranch Hands are made to be tough. They don’t need anyone. They’re okay with living their lives traversing throughout the land. Does this mean they aren’t allowed to show emotions? In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck allows us to believe that this is what the characters think a working ranch hand should be. Candy, Slim, Crooks, Curley, Lennie and George all attempt to shy away from the topic of loneliness. Many of the characters throughout the book know that when they let others see into their…

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  • Loneliness And Isolation In Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

    Loneliness and Isolation “Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I’m most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me.” (Anne Hathaway) In the story Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck in the 1930’s, the book is about what life was like back then working on a ranch during the Great Depression. The story shows what it was like to be lonely/isolated from the rest of the world. Since it was during the Great…

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  • Resilience In Always Going And Going, By John Steinbeck

    isn’t even known if the starving man actually survives. The final act and image in the novel is also a bit out there, with Rose of Sharon suckling this grown man to keep him alive. The consecutive question is obviously what does this mean? Why did John Steinbeck choose to end his novel in this manner? Perhaps some of the best writing and classics leaves endings open to interpretation. However, there are clear messages…

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  • The Character Of Hester Prynne In The Scarlet Letter

    When Hester Pyrnne’s reputation is buried beneath a wine-colored blemish, it doesn’t alter who she is. Hester Pyrnne is a woman of immense strength of character and defiance for convention. Because of this, she refuses to crumble and lose all sight of her dreams. Like many new mothers, she simply replaces them, hanging new ones in their place. Hester once wished for what many Puritan women did-- to float over to the New World with the nice older man she was saddled with and live a quiet, simple…

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  • Racism In John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice And Men'

    In the 1930s John Steinbeck wrote the novella 'Of Mice and Men '. Steinbeck wrote the novella to highlight how society at the time was racist, sexist , ageist and against people with disabilities. 'The American Dream ' appeared to be inaccessible due to what the title connotes and because of the 'Great Depression ', which arose after economic issues (the wall street crash) and eco logical (dust bowls caused by over farming) began, adding to the strain on society. 'The American Dream ' was…

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