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    Memory and Narrative in Proust’s, Joyce’s, and Woolf’s Novels Memory is important to Modernism, because of its relationship to the past. By using experimental form, modernists were able to reach a deeper level of understanding of the views, ideals, and thoughts they espoused. Three works that exemplify the exploratory form are In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, and The Waves by Virginia Woolf. In charting the formation of an artist, each novel functions as a Künstlerroman, moving through a lifetime using memory. The different type of narrative form in each novel changes the way memory is perceived and understood by the reader. Joyce and Proust make the reader feel as on onlooker…

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    In his work Swann’s Way, Marcel Proust analyzed the concept of time, more specifically the perception of time held by any individual. Proust, having great interest in the philosophical work of Bergotte, set out to explore the perception of time in this particular work. Time and how it is perceived, appears fluid and flows, rather than being linear or a mere list of events and feelings that defined an individual’s life. The perception of others in relation to how memories weigh on a person is…

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    Eternal Love To the Lighthouse, written by Virginia Woolf, is a novel about the effect relationships have on people’s lives. The first part of the novel The Window is about the Ramsay family and their guests’ time during a 12-hour span period at a summerhouse. All of them have the basic story of considering visiting the lighthouse the next day, but each character has a sub-plot. In the second part of the novel Time Passes, about ten years have gone by. Mrs. Ramsay has passed away, and the rest…

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    The Power and the Symbolism, of Literature From the floating daggers appearing before Macbeth’s eyes to Piggy’s broken conch on the desolate island, great authors have used symbols in their literature in order to convey a larger theme about the book and about life itself. An author who perfectly does this is Graham Greene in his book, The Power and the Glory; a thrilling novel which tells the story of a priest who is trying to escape a corrupted state in Mexico. In addition to battling…

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    Superior writers use a vast number of well-used elements. It is key to use exceptional elements if you thrive to be a great writer. An example of a writer with higher-level elements is Ray Bradbury. Bradbury has a famous short story called "The Pedestrian." The "Pedestrian" is a futuristic story about a man who is not involved with the world. Bradbury uses setting, figurative language, and symbolism to affect the overall succession of the story. First, Bradbury uses figurative language to…

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    Superior writers use a vast number of well-used elements. It is key to use exceptional elements if you thrive to be a great writer. An example of a writer with higher-level elements is Ray Bradbury. Bradbury has a famous short story called "The Pedestrian." The "Pedestrian" is a futuristic story about a man who is not involved with the world. Bradbury uses setting, figurative language, and symbolism to affect the overall succession of the story. First, Bradbury uses figurative language to…

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    Up is a story about a 78-year-old balloon salesman, Carl Fredricksen, trying to fulfill a lifelong dream. He ties a plethora of balloons to his house to fly away to South America, but he finds a stowaway in the form of a small child named Russell. Through this adventure, Up explores adulthood and how it is achieved. The transformation of Carl in Up proves that adulthood is not achieved until one accepts parenthood; Carl, therefore, represents our human aversion towards responsibility as well as…

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    In Swann’s Way, Marcel Proust portrays how human senses are always indirect, and human emotions circulate through the fact. Proust demonstrates this phenomenon various times in his novel, and the indirect sensory experiences and the circulation of emotions are always in correlations with each other. This can be observed from various passages in his novel. When the narrator falls in love with Swann’s daughter Gilberte, he does not love ‘her’ exactly; but loves the Gilberte he himself created (pg.…

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    The Circored Project was the beginning of a new technology using the new mini mills. In 1995, Cleveland Cliffs of Cleveland, Ohio partnered with the German Company Lurgi Metallurgie and LTV Steel. The key points to the Circored Project was project managers, changes to the management and design and market turmoil. A project manager must inspire a shared vision, be a good communicator, able to delegate tasks and be great at problem solving skills. Cliff Associates Limited(CAL), Ray von Bitter was…

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    The Gift of Mauss is about an economic system based on gifts and reciprocity that was common, under different forms, in many “archaic” societies. The author used various ethnographies to develop a new economic theory different from the barter theory and called gift economy. An important compound of this new theory is the reciprocity, but in order to understand what is it for Mauss, the gift economy need to be explained. First, this new kind of economy is based on the exchange of services. This…

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