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  • Similarities Between Nick And Jay In The Great Gatsby

    While The Great Gatsby is a fictional story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in many ways the book mirrors Fitzgerald's real life. The Great Gatsby in its entirety represents the internal battle Fitzgerald faces between his chase of fame and fortune and his loathe of the unachievable “American Dream”. Understanding Fitzgerald's real life is key to better understanding the novel. In many instances both characters Nick and Jay represent a part of his internal conflict. The tragic love story, The…

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  • Outliers The Story Of Success Essay

    Malcolm Gladwell's, “Outliers: The Story of Success” illustrates the illusion and the blind luck of the “self-made man”. The idea of the self-made man has been alive and well in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people immigrate to the U.S. every year on the dream of a new life full of opportunity and subsequently, success. What Gladwell argues is that there is never any success without ample opportunity. There is no such thing as a real self-made man. Gladwell proves that there cannot…

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  • Irony In Edward Arlington Robinson's Richard Cory

    and work towards an education (13). As well as wealth and education, status is also symbolized in the poem. Robinson labels Richard Cory’s head a crown, and the lower class citizens are said to be “of the pavement” (2). The comparison of a symbolic king to the homeless on the pavement signifies the relationship between Richard Cory and the lower class and the difference in their prominence in the community. Besides the major symbolism in the poem, the name Richard Cory serves as a symbol in…

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  • Walter Younger Character Analysis

    Both Walter and Hong King are driven by money, they are only out to benefit themselves and do not care about other people around them or those who may care for them. Just as Walter did not care of his mamma or sister’s needs, Hong King also did not care for women like Lalu. Hong King got into several fights and even abused women; similarly Walter gets into arguments and says nasty thing to all his family…

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  • Merchant Of Venice Portia Essay

    The Merchant of Venice by the great writer William Shakespeare of the nineteenth century portrays the male, Christian dominated society and where women’s rights and other religions are highly rejected by the community. Also this lies on revenge, greediness of individuals’ in the society where they would take the life of a human in order to pursue one’s thought. However, the character of Portia is emphasized as a rich, beautiful, who has been previously controlled by men, triumph as she…

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  • Comparing The American Dream In The Great Gatsby And The Egg

    In life, almost everyone pursues three simple concepts which they believe will render a perfect life; freedom, independence, and success. The three ideas are the concepts that constitute what has been named as the American dream, a beautiful dream that gives hope to people. The American dream is, therefore, a belief that anyone in America can succeed regardless of their gender, race, class, or nationality, only if they work hard. It presents an American society that disregards problems like…

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  • Quixotic Characters In The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a slender beast of a novel. Written By Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald in April 1925. The novel is a virtuoso display of personality, Eloquently phrased and exquisitely plotted. The descriptions are jarringly beautiful. The novel is magnificently complex and rich. The Great Gatsby is a story of the thwarted love between a naive man and a careless woman however the main theme of the novel are much more complex and are of slightly less romantic scope. .This is a beautiful story…

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  • Fate And Free Will In Sophocles 'Oedipus'

    The gods secured Oedipus’ fate. When anyone attempts to change their fate they do the exact opposite and trigger the events to occur. Oedipus caused his first ordained prophecy to come to fruition only when he attempted to stop it from happening. As the book progresses the reader reads how a man slowly comes to terms with fate and stops fighting prophecy. In Sophocles’ play The Oedipus Cycle, he creates the dynamic character Oedipus showing that no one can run from prophecy. The beginning of…

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  • Tradition Illustrated In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

    about to read. Instead, “The Lottery” is a short story that takes place in a small rural town where one’s luck can change with a representation of a piece of paper. After reading the tale, one might feel like they just read an insert from a Stephen King horror story, but that is not how Jackson begins the journey. Once a year, the town’s people gather in the center square of a small settlement in New England. With each white piece of paper placed within a black box, only one paper will mark the…

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  • Individualism In The Handmaid's Tale

    Emotional Restriction is a struggle that can be seen in Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale and Lowry’s The Giver this resulting in the lack of individualism, this can also be seen in the 1930’s when Hitler was ruling Germany. With a society that is restricted from emotions there is always a possibility of no uniqueness with in the society. This can be seen in the book The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, “I remember that yearning, for something that was always about to happen and was always about…

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