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  • The Importance Of Friendship In Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer

    The Importance of Friendship Friendship is, by definition, a relationship between two friends. Some believe that friendships are a necessity for human life. Joseph Conrad was a man who grew up not having many friends. As a young child he had missed school quite a bit from illnesses (Kathleen Wilson 200). This made it hard to have close relationships with other children. He did however gain a love for literature and the sea from his father at a young age (www.notablebiographies.com). This is more than likely where his novelette “The Secret Sharer” derived from. In Joseph Conrad’s novelette, “The Secret Sharer” he uses the relationship between the two main characters, the captain and Leggatt, to portray the theme of friendship. He uses characterization and diction to convey how important friendships really are in human life. Joseph Conrad was born in 1875 in Berdyczew, Poland. He grew up with a father who had a love for literature, so naturally, Conrad grew to love it also. “His father was a writer and a translator of the works of William Shakespeare (1564–1616)” (www.notablebiographies.com), and this made Conrad have an attraction to writing as well. A child that grows up seeing their dad have a passion for something so strongly, it would only be natural for the child to develop this same “addiction” so to speak. From a young age, Conrad had had an overwhelming fascination for the sea. As he grew to be a teenager, this draw towards the sea grew stronger. He had always had…

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  • William Wordsworth's A Letter To The Bishop Of Llandaff

    the spirit of the times. As a young man, after grammar school, he went on a tour of Europe. This gave him a perspective that many others did not share considering most individuals during this time never travelled very far from the homes they were born in. Wordsworth’s political leanings changed over the years and these changes can clearly be seen in his writing. He wrote about the plight of the common man and admonished, in “A Letter to the Bishop of Llandaff,” Richard Watson for rebuking…

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  • Cardiff Research Paper

    It was the one of the home of the Marquis of Bute. This castle has an amazing interior that was done in the early 1900s in a very idiosyncratic and interesting style. It also showcases artistic works and well worth craftsmanship that are well-known to many visitors and tourists. Llandaff Cathedral This Cathedral is one of the oldest religious sites in Europe. This dates from 1107 and it features some spectacular architecture. It has the huge statue of Christ in Majesty by Jacob Epstein. The…

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  • Roald Dahl's Going Solo

    autobiography, Going Solo, he plays the role of the protagonist and experiences dynamic changes from the man he was before he went out to war and the man who returns. Many of Dahl's childhood experiences contributed to his success in writing literature. His childhood was tinged with likewise bad luck of fictional characters' experiences ("Roald") When he was a mere four years old, his sister, Astri, died of an appendicitis and his father's life was taken by pneumonia. His father's last wish was…

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  • Similarities Between Roald Dahl's Likes And Dislikes

    his childhood was a form of punishment known as “caning.” It involves swinging a cane towards a child’s buttocks multiple times for disobeying a teacher’s orders. It is evident that Roald hates this punishment because he talks about if for almost a fourth of the book and says that he couldn’t get over it and that he was appalled that teachers were allowed to wound young children. He was caned by a teacher at every school he went to save preschool, with some of the experiences seeming very…

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  • Roald Forester's Contribution To The War

    Have you ever wondered who creatively wrote stories about an extraordinary chocolate factory? Or a story about a girl who became best friends with a Big Friendly Giant? He has won a lot of awards for his best-selling stories for children, and also for adults. His name is Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl was known as a British novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and fighter pilot. His tremendous success in writing has influenced a lot of childrenin their habit of writing. Did you know that Roald…

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