Leonard Peikoff

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  • Theme Of Individualism In Robinson Crusoe

    Individualism in Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe was a journalist, a pamphleteer, a merchant but he was most famously known for being a novelist. His most famous book, being Robinson Crusoe, is set on a deserted island where a stranded man has to survive for 28 years. This oeuvre belongs to the English early novels and created a new form of storytelling. A storytelling in which Defoe wants his readers to believe that they are reading factual history rather than a piece of imagination…

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  • Analysis Of Toba Tek Singh Short Story

    Abstract Saadat Hasan Manto is one of the greatest short story writers in Urdu literature who has produced twenty two collections of short stories dealing with different subjects such as partition, human life, social taboos, communal violence, so on and so forth. His stories revolving round the subject of partition of the subcontinent after independence in 1947 are more famous and more known than his other stories. Toba Tek Singh is one such story, a masterpiece, which is interwoven with the…

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  • What Is The Theme Of Mi Ultimo Adios By Rizal

    Mi Ultimo Adios is the last poem written by Rizal before his persecution by the firing squad on December 30, 1896. The poem was an unsigned, untitled, and undated poem of 14 five-line stanzas. Rizal placed this poem in the cocinilla, the alcohol stove and it was delivered to his family after his persecution. Mariano Ponce, one of Rizal’s friend entitled the poem “Mi Ultimo Pensamiento” which means “My Last Thought” and Fr. Mariano Dacanay, a prisoner in Bilibid published it in La Independencia…

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  • The Dark Themes Of Edgar Allan Poe

    The “Grandfather of Goth”(Semtner) Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. He was born into a family of performers, causing a lot of traveling. However, at the age of three both of his parents had died of tuberculosis. A tobacco merchant names John Allan adopted him, now his new family accepted Poe as their own and gave him everything. Soon, his new family moved to London and Poe studied in England. After returning home Poe grew a love for writing, he was inspired by a poet…

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  • Gender Inequality In A Doll's House Essay

    The author of this play, Henrik Johan Ibsen was a famous Norwegian playwright, poet and theatre director. His other notable works includes Peer Gynt, Ghosts and The Wild Duck. A Doll’s House talks about a typical Norwegian middle-class marriage. The husband, Torvald is a bank manager while the wife, Nora is a housewife and mother of three. The story started with the conservation about money between Nora and Torvald: Nora thought it is okay to take loans to enjoy a better life but her husband…

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  • Romanticism In Poe's The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

    When it comes to the pioneers of American Romanticism, Edgar Allan Poe is considered to be one of the most important authors because of his unique gothic style of writing which perfectly encompasses melancholy, horror, passion, thrill and mystery. In his beginnings as a writer, Poe was nowhere as successful as he is today. Although he published his first literary work, which was a book of poetry, in 1827 at the age of eighteen, his real and greatest success came but in 1845 with the publication…

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  • Use Of Irony In The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

    “I was never kinder to the old man than the week before I killed him” (Poe, 2). Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809, and lost both his parents when he was very young. He was adopted by John and Frances Allan. Eventually when he got older he grew apart from his foster parents due to his gambling addiction, and their relationship deteriorated. When Poe was grown he moved in with his grandmother and fell in love with his 14 year old cousin, Virginia. He married his cousin, who was his everything and…

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  • Theme Of Jabberwocky

    Lewis Carroll is a poet often known as ahead of his time, and his poems and books amazed the people of the 1800s. However, many things happened before Carroll became successful. Strange relationships with young girls and thoughts of “sin and guilt” surrounded Carroll’s reputation and his mind. Even his meeting with Alice Liddell (better known as the star in her book Alice in Wonderland) caused several whispers among critics and other writers. After making several relationships with small…

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  • Edgar Allan Poe's Accomplishments

    Edgar Allen Poe died in Baltimore on October 7th, 1849. This is a great shame as he was one of the greatest literary minds this country has ever produced. He will certainly be known as one of the best horror and mystery authors of all time, as well as one of the first. Poe had very few friends, if any, but his literary accomplishments were too great for his death to go unnoticed. Born in Boston on January 19, 1809 his family was a very honorable one. His grandfather, David Poe, Sr., was well…

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  • Universal Health Care: A Moral Obligation?

    article is to persuade that socialized medicine is not a right because it is impractical and immoral. 2. These articles do have a bias. While Dr. Ronald Pies believes universal health care is a moral obligation endowed by the government, Dr. Leonard Peikoff believes that socialized medicine is a disaster in practice because it simply does not work. 3. In the journal article, “Universal Health Care: A Moral Obligation?” Dr. Pies starts off by affirming that health care is fundamentally a moral…

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