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    "The Lovely Bones is a heartbreaking page-turner. I envy the reader who is about to jump into the world of Susie Salmon and her incredible family.- Aimee Bender, author of An Invisible Sign of My Own. The Story starts off with Susie walking home from school, except this time she took a shortcut. Susie was making her way through the broken corn stalks that made her walk more difficult. When she comes across Mr Harvey, one of her neighbors.Mr. Harvey wanted to show her, his little hiding place. So Susie followed him into an underground hole.As Susie looks around and is ready to leave,he wouldn't let her. And Susie was never seen again. As I was reading The Lovely Bones I came across a question to ask myself . In the beginning of the book, the…

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    The American male fantasy is one that is often portrayed by the heroes in the books and films we watch. They tend to be strong, moral and exciting characters that men look up to. Therefore, these texts carry a lot of weight in terms of the reflection of society and the male perspective on life. Using the novel The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and the film High Noon directed by Fred Zinnemann, this paper will argue that there are certainly element within the texts that both support and counter…

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    In my essay I will first sate the traits of an ideal knight and then discuss the characteristics of an ideal knight as represented in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight while comparing and contrasting them to the characteristics of ideal knights in traditional texts. Quoting examples from the text, I will then discuss, analyze and come to a conclusion if Sir Gawain has been represented as an ideal knight in the 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. During the Middle Ages and in many…

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    After the mockery of King Arthur’s court when the Green Knight notes, “Where is now your arrogance and your awesome deeds, your valor and your victories and your vaunting words,” (lines 311-312) one of the many knights in attendance is obligated to come forward to keep their pride and to save the name of King Arthur’s court. Following this encounter, Sir Gawain steps up to fight the Green Knight, which allowed King Arthur to not have to fight the Green Knight. The code of chivalry helps explain…

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    The Big Sleep is an interesting novel by Raymond Chandler with many twists and turns throughout the entire plot, with an abrupt plot twist at the very end. The story is set in the in Los Angeles, California in the 1930s, from the point of view of Philip Marlowe, the protagonist. The basic plot of the entire story starts when a private detective, Philip Marlowe, gets hired by a wealthy man, General Sternwood, for a job, which involves the blackmailing of one of his two daughters, Vivian Regan.…

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    During the Great Depression a Knight arises by the name of Philip Marlowe. Philip Marlowe is a detective during this era trying to make a living by solving cases but also seeking the truth when solving these cases. In the book The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler Philip Marlowe is given a task by General Sternwood, to take care of the person who is black mailing the Sternwood family. Marlowe takes the task and as the story unfolds he finds out whom the individual is that is blackmailing the family,…

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    In the novel The Big Sleep the narrator shows the corruption that surfaces in Los Angeles and the modern world in general. Reveals issues that include wealth and class, exploitation and corruption play out in The Big Sleep. “Sean McCann has argued that hard-boiled fiction is fundamentally a parable about the economic crisis of the day (i.e the Depression and the New Deal). Specifically he argues: The Big Sleep is an allegory of economic predation in which the vernacular energy of the white preys…

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    • The Lovely Bones is a captivating novel by Alice Sebold that undoubtedly deserves to be included in the literary canon. • Puts a spin on the classic murder-mystery as it is told from the victim’s perspective, Susie Salmon • Telling the story from her own heaven, we gain a personal insight on the diverse range of flawed characters and how they change because of Susie’s death. • The book also features a variety of literary techniques that help to further enrich the story • These factors combined…

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    Tannah Doub Family of Origin Paper Developmental Psychology My Lovely Life Looking back on my life, I’ve realized that in some cases I’ve had it easier than others but also much harder than others as well. My life started out pretty normal, born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. I was born at Wesley Hospital, to my mother Tiffany Shearhod, and my father John Doub III. Both of which loved together at the time off of 55th and Broadway on the corner, in a trailer. For as long as I can remember I lived…

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    A common theme in literature is that of good versus evil. This proves to be true in Alice Sebold’s novel, The Lovely Bones. While it might be hard to imagine any good coming from the story of a brutal rape and murder of a fourteen year old girl, there are moments in the novel that illustrate this battle between good and evil. From the very beginning of the story, we are introduced to good in a young Susie and also to evil in Mr. Harvey. The cruelty with which Mr. Harvey treats this young…

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