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    In the story “White Angel,” by Michael Cunningham, love and death is widespread, and it follows the story of two brothers - a nine-year old narrator, Bobby Morrow and his sixteen year old brother, Carlton. Both brothers are outgoing, and they have a strong relationship together. Cunningham uses both point of views and symbols to promote the theme.The Morrow’s house, which borders the cemetery becomes the symbol of both love and death. Bobby and Carlton often visits the cemetery to smoke marijuana and drink whiskey. It is the place where Carlton makes love to his girlfriend while his brother witnesses them. Because of Carlton’s risky lifestyle, Bobby joins the footsteps of his brother and gets involved in drugs and alcohol. Bobby and Carlton’s personal behavior causes doubt and disputes between them and their parents at home. Besides, there are times where music comforts the heart and bring love, peace, and happiness. Bobby and Carlton enjoys spending time together in a veranda at the cemetery smoking marijuana and drinking whiskey. Bobby admires the veranda, so he calls it a “society tomb and a palace” (Cunningham 230). Cunningham’s point of view shows the future of the two brothers will not end well. While taking breakfast, Bobby and Carlton takes advantage of the acid that is called windowpane. The habit of Bobby and Carlton which involves drugs…

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    Those who can’t provide one way will provide another. Due to the need of an attorney, Mr. Cunningham pays through, the only way he can: through an entailment, which he provides stove wood, hickory nuts, and other farm produce. Asking why Mr. Cunningham pays back with food and other farm goods, Atticus answers Scout , “ Because that’s the only way he can pay me. He has no money” (Lee 27). This quote explains that through the difficult aftermath of the Great Depression, most people lost what…

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    Those who can’t provide one way will provide another. Due to the need of an attorney, Mr. Cunningham pays through the only way he can: through an entailment which he provides stove wood, hickory nuts, and other farm produce. Asking why Mr. Cunningham pays back with food and other farm goods, Atticus answers Scout , “ Because that’s the only way he can pay me. He has no money” (Lee 27). This quote explains that through the difficult aftermath of the Great Depression, most people lost what little…

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    The short fiction piece I chose to analyze was “Little Man” by Michael Cunningham. According to The New Yorker, “Little Man” reinvents “Rumpelstiltskin.” The last time I read “Rumpelstiltskin” was an awfully long time ago, so after reading “Little Man,” I revisited my Tales from Grim children’s book and read “Rumpelstiltskin” to understand the parallels. The stories are quite similar, but they do have slight differences. In “Little Man,” “a two-hundred-year-old gnome” yearns for a child. The…

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    When Satan set’s his eyes upon Adam and Eve, it is doubtful they he knew how easy it would be to corrupt their minds. Eve, in my opinion was probably the easiest to manipulate and that is why Satan was delighted to come upon her first rather than Adam. Eve, is just like any other woman, so it is quite easy to distinguish what one needs to do to get on her good graces. Due to it being Eve, Satan tempted her with his evil offer by using flattery on her. Apparently flattery will get you anywhere.…

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    But when the door to the hall, into which no sound from the noisy Metropolis could penetrate, closed behind her, the ore voice of the angel of the cathedral struck at her breast like a steel fist, and she stood still, stunned, raising her hands to her head. Why was Saint Michael crying out so angrily and wildly? Why was the roar of Azrael, the angel of Death joining in so alarmingly? She stepped into the street. Darkness, like a thick layer of soot, lay over the town, and only the cathedral…

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    In order for a novel to be considered Gothic literature it has to have certain elements. Milton’s Paradise Lost exudes gothic characteristics. The first is Pandemonium. When Satan and his followers are banished to Hell, together they create Pandemonium. Gothic literature is really all about intense emotion and the confusion between good and evil. Powerful emotion is clearly evident in Paradise Lost as there is a constant grasping or pushing and pulling with good and evil, God and Satan. The…

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    Samael: A Short Story

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    "But how..?" It was a reasonable question, although one Amaimon had not intended to let slip from him, but the words had tumbled out long before he could stop them. Samael had been so strong, so powerful....who or what could have killed him. Lucifer? The two always argued and sure every now and then they had exchanged a few blows, but those were small scuffles and verbal fights....how could it have gotten to the point of murder? And if it had, wouldn't there have been evidence, or even just…

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    The devil, Satan, Iblis, is known by many names. In the Christian faith he is called Satan, while in Islam he is referred to in various places as Iblis, or Shaytaan in other places. Satan/Iblis, is mainly first introduced to us in the story of Adam and Eve in both the Christian faith and Islam. He is the first disobeyer to God and thus represents the rebellion against God and the path of the wrongdoers. In Islam, it was mentioned that Iblis is a member of a type of God’s creatures called “Jinn”.…

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    Free will is an extremely important concept in John Milton’s Paradise Lost that greatly impacts the fateful decision made by Adam and Eve. Many questions are raised in the face of a notion such as free will, which prompt the reader and Milton to understand God’s logic and Adam and Eve’s reasoning for turning their backs on it. God makes his new creations “just and right / sufficient to have stood, though free to fall,” and, therefore, obtain the explicitly stated ability to turn against…

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