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    She is unable to attain this job on her own since she had to marry a man with a better education and more wealth to achieve this dream of hers. Marisa’s character perpetuates the passive-submissive stereotype since she needs Chris in order to succeed. However, other contemporary films, such as Raising Victor Vargas, reject the passive-submissive female…

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    America has a long standing tradition of constantly evolving their ideal beauty standards. For example, there was a gradual shift in the 2000’s when models like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell traded in their stick thin aesthetic for a still thin but athletic curvy figure such as models like Kylie Jenner and Gigi Hadid. The progression of Americas beauty has a global presence that affects many nations. In the beginning of the United States existence their standards of beauty were similar to much…

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    terrorist attacks, assassinations and abductions. The population tired of the incompetence of Garcia’s government demanded a radical change. Fujimori, a relative unknown academic of Japanese also known as “El Chino” (Chinaman) was able to form a political party called Cambio 90 (Change 90) and gain substantial support from the lower-class voters, indigenous people and coalitions of small business owners. Without previous political experience, he promised during his campaign radical economic,…

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    terre sans être soutenue se tient en l’air, un livre qui n’aurait presque pas de sujet ou du moins où le sujet serait presque invisible, si cela se peut ' – Flaubert, 16/01/1852. Bibliothèque de la Pléiade (1980). Thanks to Madame Bovary Flaubert revolutionized the notion of Realism1 as imitation or accurate reproduction of reality. According to Mario Vargas Llosa, Unwin, T. A. (2004), pp. 220-223: Flaubert was the first novelist who realised that to transmit to the reader the notion of life…

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    People often wonder what the most powerful force in the universe is. Is it some otherworldly power that guides all of our actions? Is it love? Mario Vargas Llosa would without a doubt say literature. In his essay entitled “Why Literature?” Vargas Llosa argues that literature should stop being viewed as a pastime and start being seen for what it really is: an absolute necessity. Throughout the essay, he backs his argument with several premises highlighting the different functions of literature.…

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    perks that come with a book were priceless. On these occasions, he would tell us of how my grandfather was the one who installed the importance of reading into his mind. My father works in education development in the third world, so on these occasions he would also tell us of what he would see abroad. Through these stories, he tried to give us the idea of how fortunate we really were. It was my father who transferred the value he put on reading into my mind. Due to these outings, all I would do…

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    In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, the main characters, Victor Frankenstein and the Creature, have many things in common. Frankenstein, a scientist, aspires to create life, and in the process creates the Creature. However, appalled by its hideous appearance, he flees and abandons the Creature. Scared and confused, the Creature attempts to integrate into human society, only to experience verbal attacks, physical abuse, and ostracization for his appearance. Throughout the novel, the reader can…

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    Where they differ greatly is in the response that people have to the circumstances that require them to persevere. The narrator of “Invictus” decides to look forward to what lies ahead, instead of being caught in the mire of the past. Victor Frankenstein cannot escape the horrible vortex of his errors, caught within the gravity of his own collapsing passions, acting like a dying star, not allowing even a single ray of light to escape from the dark, pitch black core. It reveals about human nature…

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    Perhaps one of the most emotionally appealing themes a writer can utilize is that of the social outcast endeavoring to find its place in the world, a theme utilized to great effect by both Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre despite their character’s different fates, the former featuring a supposedly monstrous creation who is ultimately rejected wholly by society and the latter an orphan child who is eventually able to carve an admittedly precarious foothold as a…

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    Professor Von Hardwigg, a fifty-five year old German chemist, philosopher, and mineralogist comes across a parchment written by Arne Saknissemm, telling where to find the entrance to the center of the earth. Very enthusiastic about his findings he immediately gathers his supplies for his journey, with his nephew Harry, who will accompany him on the voyage, and who narrates the story. They travel to Iceland because the entrance is located at Mount Sneffles, a dormant volcano. They are guided to…

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