Modern Library 100 Best Novels

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  • Stylistic Devices In Lolita Cues

    The picture of persuasion Vladimir Nabokov paints throughout Lolita cues the reader through its language, stylistic devices of repetition, metaphor and alliteration. This passage is no exception as the readers is thrown into a pool of ambiguity, left to their own devices and the seduction of Humbert Humbert to discern what is right or wrong? Worthy of forgiveness? Is Charlotte’s death Humbert’s fault? There are no clear answers and this is precisely what makes good literature what makes Lo lee ta the demonic nymphet. The passages weird interview which Humbert mentions is with the driver of the car who hit his wife and the offering of funeral payments he gives. His acceptance of the offer throws the ‘gentlemen’ off and foreshadows the way Humbert plays with us the audience as we are too thrown of by offers of innocence and guilt. Charlotte’s killer is refereed to as a gentlemen and although his offer of funeral payments is indeed kind it also superficially material and his surprise at Humbert’s acceptance indicates perhaps a want not to pay but rather as a feign of the societally correct behaviour. One must also not forget the fact that the man is indeed the killer of Charlotte and the note that he is a gentlemen although hierarchically true as the murderer of your wife you would think would be seen as the complete opposite. Or perhaps Humbert sees it as a favour that the man has done for him or Nabokov is playing with the idea of what he has painted a gentlemen to constitute…

    Words: 1910 - Pages: 8
  • The Similarities Between The Great Gatsby And The Catcher In The Rye

    characters, Jay Gatsby and Holden Caulfield, who have faced similar obstacles, the lack of love. The two protagonists tried to gain attention from others, which they suffered from negative effects. The negativity had taken a huge affect on them because the characters became delusional to what reality. The outcome wouldn’t have happened if these two protagonists were just willingly to admit the obstacles that they had to overcome and should have not exacerbate their situation. Even though the…

    Words: 2051 - Pages: 9
  • The Graveyard Book Character Analysis

    Sun Tzu once said, “The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.” Victims of many situations usually are unaware of their trouble until the oppressor portrays it. Unfortunately, Nobody Owens from Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, always got into life-threatening incidents. In this novel, the man Jack, an extremely dangerous man to the Dorian family, goes to the Dorian household to avoid problems for himself in the future.…

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  • Sailor By Ondaatje Summary

    Even though the Tamils and Sinhalese may have different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds, they are all human beings who are killing each other. While they may have different tenets and ideologies that make up their identities, they all share a country, they all breath the same air and they all are made up of a skeleton. The skeleton that receives the most attention throughout the novel is Sailor; Anil searches endlessly to find his identity. Anil’s quest for the truth of his identity…

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  • Francine Prose's I Know Why The Caged Bird Can T Read

    of Francine Prose’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Can’t Read”, the topic of her argument appears to be one concerned with the failing education system, contributed, in part, by the failure of teachers to effectively teach literature, focusing on the moral values that can be taken from a particular work rather than focusing on the actual literary content, and the lack of literary works that encourage a love of literature and are complex in nature. However, Prose’s arranging of her argument allowed…

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  • The Golden Compass Literary Analysis

    Throughout The Golden Compass, the topic of fantasy is explored and applied to the storyline directly. From talking polar bears to bizarre personal companions, this novel certainly emphasizes the imaginative aspect of literature. The Golden Compass, written by Philip Pullman, is one of three books in the series titled His Dark Materials which exemplifies the nature of the fantasy genre by detailing completely absurd and surreal events (Pullman 2-198). In The Golden Compass, the protagonist,…

    Words: 1913 - Pages: 8
  • The Mother-Daughter Relationship In Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

    with his or her parents. While growing up and finding oneself, one feels constantly pressured, misunderstood, battled and lonely. Ironically, teenage years are not only hard for teenagers. It took a lot of time for me to realize that when we start to develop into young adults, our parents automatically presses a replay button on their minds. As they see us growing up, they tend to remember their own mistakes, lessons and memories. Parents try to teach their children everything they have learned…

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  • Jd Salinger Biography Essay

    Salinger had divorced his wife and started to change drastically. He experienced anxiety and depression, he bottled all his emotions like Franny. He wrote Franny and Zooey to emphasize readers what he did go through, as well he created Zooey to show he had a friend named Seymour that helped him when going through a rough time. All Salinger's stories impacted all his readers. Salinger was an author who left everyone surprised with his hardworking pieces of literature Before passing away…

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  • Steve Jobs Sparknotes

    It was there that Wozniak came up with the idea for the modern personal computer - keyboard, screen and computer all in one package. While Wozniak initially wanted to give away his design for free, Jobs found a way to profit from Wozniak’s incredible invention. “Every time I’d design something great, Steve would find a way to make money for us,” said Wozniak. With $1300 of start-up capital, Wozniak and Jobs decided to start Apple Computer. Jobs happened to be coming back from an apple…

    Words: 7115 - Pages: 29
  • Quaker Oats: Branding Challenges: Quaker Oats

    increasingly adding dialogue channels (e-mail and toll-free numbers) to counterbalance the more normal monologue channels (such as ads). The marketer uses distribution channels to display or deliver the physical product or service(s) to the buyer or user. There are physical distribution channels and service distribution channels, which include warehouses, transportation vehicles, and various trade channels such as distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The marketer also uses selling…

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