Stephen J. Dubner

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  • Romantic Elements In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Often times, books have a theme or moral for their story. Other times they also include contrasting elements that give the book more flavor, allowing a scene from the story to be viewed more than one way. Mary Shelly uses a variety of contrasting elements in Frankenstein, she even has a few listed in the beginning pages of the book. Even though Romantic vs Gothic is not listed on the same page as the others, they are well talked about throughout the book. In this book, the word romantic does not…

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  • Misery Chastain In Stephen King's Carrie

    the help of Doubleday in 1974. He received $2,500 for it. However money was still not easy until Doubleday sold the rights to Carrie to New American Library for $400,000. King received half. He rejoiced and bought his wife a hairdryer. This allowed Stephen to focus completely on writing and becoming an author, full time. His mother, Nellie, died shortly after learning of the sale of Carrie. Three years after it was sold to New American Library, Carrie was made into a movie, which was also a…

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  • The Insanity Of Mary Girard Analysis

    “The Insanity of Mary Girard” that was performed by a UT Theatre group, Round About Players, and was shown at the SAC black box. The play revolved around a young woman named Mary Girard who is thrown into an insane asylum by her wealthy husband, Stephen Girard. In the insane asylum, she is tormented by figments of her imagination and is told that she is not to leave the insane asylum for as long as she may live. In this particular adaptation, the cast consisted of 6 actors, 1 playing the role…

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  • The Importance Of Society In Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome

    We have all been told that we are in charge of our destiny, that it is up to us to determine what our future will look like, and that we are in control of the choices we make. What if that were not the case? What if we have been fooled into believing that everything is in our hands and then we try our hardest to end up becoming something that has already been planned for us by a power larger than existence? The Naturalism genre conveys the power that our society and social restraints have…

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  • Theme Of Substance Abuse In The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

    50 percent of high school seniors have abused some type of drug , it is clear that they are becoming a major issue (Substance Abuse Concerns par. 16). Drug and alcohol abuse is also actively present in the novel, The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, when Charlie and his newly found group of friends struggle with their identities. When Charlie is befriended by a group of seniors during his freshman year of high school, they introduce him to a new world of love, drugs, and…

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  • Importance Of College Success

    communicate information of what is given. Being able to relate the information to the patient and patient family is very important, in the medical profession. I have learned some effective advice from several experts on learning. I have learned from Author Stephen Covey wrote the book with the phase, "Win-Win" it is about the lesson of the Bamboo Plant, to give yourself a chance to learn and grow. The major point the author made was to be patient. Be kind to yourself, being successful takes…

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  • Importance Of Formality And Structure In The Running Man By Stephen King

    In literature, authors make use of literary devices in an effort to establish not only the intelligence of the characters being created, but their individual voice as an author. Throughout The Running Man by Stephen King, the author makes use of events, tone, mood, and sentence structure to separate the classes in a dystopian society. One main distinction between these classes however, is the language spoken within each class and is made apparent through varying sentence structures. Through this…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    also known as the Great Debates of 1858, were a series of seven debates between two politicians running for the senate seat of the state of Illinois. The politicians were the republican nominee, Abraham Lincoln, and the democratic nominee, incumbent Stephen Douglas. The debates covered a series of topics, the most pertinent being the issue of slavery and its expansion into the newer western territories. The idea of the debates came forth after both Lincoln and Douglass had given speeches…

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  • Analysis Of Stephen King's The Boogeyman

    Stephen King is a very well-known author to many around the world. Stephen King is a writing machine. He loves to write. Writing is like a drug to Stephen. Writing was a must to Stephen, as such cocaine and beer was as well back in the past years. Stephen King loves writing so much that he wrote a memoir, released an audio-only short-story collection, put out the first mass e-book, and even self-published a novel on the Web all in a year where he was nearly killed. In the year 1999, Stephen King…

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  • Rebellion In A Doll's House

    “A Doll’s House” is one woman’s transition from a housewife with a bit of a defiant streak to complete independence over the course of a few days. Nora Helmer’s rebellion against her husband and movement towards modern womanhood starts out rather innocuously. When Nora is introduced to us, in the first act, she is simply a young woman who wishes to protect her husband and perhaps have the slightest bit of freedom for herself. However, as situations begin to deteriorate her disposition changes,…

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