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    Character Study: Natasha Natasha is an essential character in War and Peace that spans the book from beginning to end. She is the daughter in the Rostov family, dear friend of Pierre, and love interest of Andrei. She starts out as a young 12 year old girl that develops into a woman over the course of the book. Natasha is expected to come into her true self in the midst of war and family crisis. This character study will analyze Natasha’s development in War and Peace by exploring her beginnings, intermediate stage, reversion stages, blind moments, downfall, and her eventual coming to self. In the beginning of the novel, Natasha is not allowed to attend the initial party because of her youth. Though she is young, she is easily offended by the condescension with which adults outside her family treat her. She is playful and demanding as a young girl in telling Boris of his future with her. Though she is young, Natasha is quite a present figure and her presence takes over when she enters the room. She has wisdom beyond her years and she uses it in her advice to Pierre and as she confides her truest feelings in Pierre. Besides Pierre, Natasha’s…

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    or spy, on Hamlet. In the song, the lyrics say how the friend stabs him in the back. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are not being loyal to their friend, but loyal to the king. The lyrics, “They smile in your face/ All the time they want to take your place/ the back stabbers” show how the friends would be kind to Hamlet to his face. In act II, scene II, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern visit Hamlet and try to convince him that it is just because they are friends who want to catch up. Hamlet sees right…

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    Because everyone differs from one another, each person’s opinions and interpretations of everyday events will vary based on how the information is perceived. These differences are especially noticed when reading and analyzing works of literature. Poems, for example, often lead to an audience with very different interpretations of the meaning being conveyed. Although Natasha Trethewey’s poem, “Artifact,” is a rather simply structured and straightforward poem, the connotations of the diction can…

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    Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be a celebrity? Well, I really haven't much up until a few weeks ago. I chose to relate my to Alisha Newton. She is one of the main characters in Heartland starring as Gerogina Crawley, now Gerogina Fleming Morris. Alisha Newton and I have some features in common. Some of the main attributes we have in common are we are about the same age she is 16 whereas I'm 14. She is five feet and four inches however, I'm about an inch and a half…

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