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    The First Chapter: Importance and Qualities A quality first chapter is a necessary part of any novel. It is what first catches the reader 's eye, therefore it must be the thing to hold the reader 's interest. A first chapter is the reader 's first look into the inside of the plot and the characters within it. A first chapter is an introduction to the things to come. It sets up with the tone, the characters, the setting, and any current or underlying conflict. These qualities can easily be seen and acknowledged in the first chapter of Emma, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre as the author has used the introduction to set the basis for the rest of the novels. The first chapter of Jane Austen’s Emma opens into the story. It begins at the Woodhouse home, Hartfield, and introduces five different characters to the plotline as well as the tone and conflict. First is Emma Woodhouse herself, a wealthy, attractive, 21 year old and her widower father, Mr. Woodhouse. Next is Miss Taylor who was Emma’s governess for the past 16 years, but was recently married to Mr. Weston. Lastly introduced was Mr. Knightley, an old family friend of about 37 years old. The first chapter shows the close bond between Emma and Miss Taylor that has recently been diminished greatly due to her marriage. It also shows the close relationship of Emma and her father, seeing as her mother is deceased and her sister is married. Conflict can be seen in Emma’s ways to avoid the loneliness that accompanies…

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    In the poems “Medusa” by Duffy and “The Laboratory” by Browning both authors explore the theme of jealousy and its destructive nature on people and society as a whole. In Duffy’s poem “Medusa” she critiques society on its treatment towards women, demonstrating how those without beauty are only corrupted with jealousy and how this behavior has survived through the ages. While Duffy focuses on the impacts of jealousy on the individual Browning looks towards its impacts on society, and its power to…

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    - Catherine’s bed has almost come to symbolize a coffin. It is associated at the beginning with Lockwood and Catherine’s ghost and now is the setting of Heathcliff’s death. This very morbid place was also a symbol of Catherine to Heathcliff while he was still living. It was a very holy place to him and it is fitting that he may finally be at peace there. -Since Catherine Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff has changed, as become evident through his empathy here. He has a scornful attitude towards…

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    Comparison of “Last Duchess,” and “Lover.” (An analysis of Robert Browning’s poems, “Last Duchess,” and “Porphyria's Lover.”) Robert Browning was a victorian poet, who had a complex way of explicating the different types of love. There are many similarities betwixt the two poems. Firstly, in both poems, the man kills the woman, obviously with different motivations, but the outcome was similar. Secondly, he clarifies that both poems surround the fact that the women are victims of the man’s…

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    The theme of insiders and outsiders plays an important role in Wuthering Heights. The main determining factor of what makes a person an insider or outsider is social class. This is demonstrated through Heathcliff. Heathcliff is considered an outsider because he is of a lower social class then most of the people around him. When he and Catherine are caught outside Thrushcross Grange, he is told he looks and out-and-outer (61) and shortly sent on his way. Catherine stayed and was taught to be more…

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    Jack is a distinct example of the instinct of savagery, desire of power, and violent nature that the boys come to follow. Jack is Ralphs antithesis, or opposite in other words. Immediately, Jack retains the sense of decency and behavior that society has taught him. Susan Gulbin quoted Golding in saying "every man is part savage and that savagery is disguised or concealed only by the wall of civilization built by our ancestors" (Gulbin 87). Jack soon obsesses himself with hunting and devotes…

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    incur. In the book The Lord Of The Flies by William Golding the effects of the breakdown of society is a major theme. Humans identities are formed when society’s rules and laws are non existent, and humans are forced to rely off of their own morals. This can be seen when Ralph’s tribe is demolished by Jack because of Jack 's different ideology . In addition, Piggy’s logic and intelligence when talking about advanced topics on the island also show how identity is formed through a lack of societal…

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    analysis examines sexuality in the media. The notion that sex sells is typified in the Ralph Lauren perfume advertisement. A beautiful and blond woman is seen being kissed by a handsome young, male. The romantic ad catches the readers’ eyes, yet something is missing entirely from the advertisement: a perfume bottle. The ad is supposed to be promoting a fragrance, but there is no trace of one anywhere. Instead the ad agency is trying to sell the sexual appeal that one will supposedly…

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    left untamed, will resurface and cause ruin upon what had been achieved up to that point. Martin Luther King Jr’s letter about Birmingham was to explain that his action was not only right, it was necessary as he was concerned that there was injustice in Birmingham, and that should the injustice in Birmingham remain unresolved it would spread to and impact the rest of the world. To understand the letter, one must know from whence it came. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for holding a…

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    The invisible man is a novel written by Ralph Ellison. In the first paragraph of the novel, the main character reveals himself as the invisible man. The narrator goes through several experiences which can be considered significant to the development of the invisible man. Although the invisible man introduces himself to the reader in the first paragraph of the novel with a lot of openness, he appears to be a complex character of contradictions as his personality unfolds throughout the novel. The…

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