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    A Morbid Taste For Bones by Ellis Peters takes place in the year 1137 CE. It centers on Brother Cadfael, a monk at Shrewsbury Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in medieval England. He studies and grows herbs. A prior at the monastery decides that the Shrewsbury Abbey must have the relics of a saint for their chapel. They travel to Wales to recover the bones of Saint Winifred. Some of the monks travel to Wales and with the consent of Prince Owain of Gwynedd and the Bishop of Bangor, they go to the town of Gwytherin to recover the bones. However, when they arrive, the local lord (Rhisiart). Soon after, they find that Rhisiart had been murdered, and it’s up to Brother Cadfael to find out who did it. This novel focuses on the religious and some…

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    King Henry IV

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    In his father’s titular play, he disagrees on how royals should handle power. His father reveres it as an abstract concept, but Harry acts as one of the commoners; Harry builds his power up, whereas his father seizes it. In 1 Henry IV, Harry fights alongside the other soldiers in the Battle of Shrewsbury and refuses to leave the battlefield when wounded, citing, “God forbid a shallow scratch should drive The Prince of Wales from such a field as this” (V.iv.10-11). Harry sets himself up for…

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    Rather her heroine in both Northanger Abbey and Persuasion know who they are attracted to and who they want to end up with at very early points in the novel. Anne has never wavered from her love of Wentworth and as soon as Catherine meets Henry she knows he is the one for her. The decision to fall in love, or stay in love, seems to be a completely rational decision on the heroine’s part rather than a rash, love at first sight reaction. This creates a love that is almost quantitive, as the love…

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    ‘How does Catherine mature over the course of the novel?’ The novel Northanger Abbey – written by Jane Austen in 1817 – tells the story of a young woman who travels to Bath with her wealthy neighbours, and how she grows and matures into adulthood over the course of the book by taking responsibility for her many mistakes and actions. Predominantly, this essay is a tale of one girl’s maturity into a young adult. She makes very many mistakes along the path to growing up, however, she does show…

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    The book Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen is more complicated than what can be seen by the naked eye. Each turn that the story takes and each decision the character makes can be seen as a carefully calculated detail taken in part of the writer to prove a point. Each aspect of the story might have been added to make the reader think of what they believe and put it up against what is shown in the book and one of these circumstances happen to be Isabella Thrope and the depiction of her character.…

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    Edward Abbey's Great American Desert Environmentalist and desert-lover, Edward Abbey in his essay “The Great American Desert” warns readers about the perilous dangers of the American deserts while simultaneously stirring curiosity about these fascinating ecosystems. He both invites and dissuades his readers from visiting the deserts of North America through the use of humor and sarcasm. In this essay, he is rhetorically successful in arguing that the open spaces of the undeveloped deserts…

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    Though shy in real life, Jane Austen’s personality and wit shines through her heroines in her novels. Her works provide an inside perspective of her world and her mind. Her last completed work, Persuasion, challenges and also defends the status quo of class structure in early nineteenth-century British society through the character of Anne Elliot. Anne Elliot provides the reader with a sense of pride concerning her birth and rank, which was expected from a woman of her standing at that time.…

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    “The person, be it a gentleman or a lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”- Jane Austen Northanger Abbey. Growing up around books influenced the way Jane Austen incorporated symbols into her own writings, sometimes even using books to build her characters and themes. Prominently shown through Austen’s Northanger Abbey and seen in her other pieces, she expertly uses engaging realism, subtle irony, and effective parodies of what was going on during her lifetime,…

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    What is friendship? More importantly, what is female friendship? Jane Austen answers these questions in her book Pride and Prejudice , through the friendships of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet. Throughout the book, Austen takes us through two main friendships within Elizabeth's life. One that is shared with her sister Jane and the other with her neighbor Charlotte. These relationships offer different insights into what it takes to be in a female friendship. With Jane, the bond shared is much…

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    Harrish Bhela AP English Lit 3/16/18 Pride and Prejudice is a romantic narrative written by Jane Austen which presents Netherfield, England time period differing from our era. Austen uses the romantic life of his two main characters Elizabeth Bennet and an aristocrat Fitzwilliam Darcy to bring out his ideas perfectly to the readers. The novel is much more than a straightforward romantic book as it is a real critical reflection of the societies today and addresses several other themes apart…

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