Stephen J. Dubner

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  • Theme Of Loneliness In Perks Of Being A Wallflower

    experience during their time in high school. Loneliness can shape one’s character in drastic ways, and can even dictate their personal decisions. The impact of loneliness is something that is explored in detail in The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Through the depiction of unhealthy relationships, irrational character behaviour, and declines in mental health, Chbosky illustrates the negative impact that loneliness has on young people with his characters. To begin, the author of…

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  • Revenge In The Count Of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is an adventure novel published in 1844. The genres of this book are mixed up history, adventure fiction and romance. The story is set during the early 1800’s and takes place in olden days European countries but mostly took place in France, Rome and Italy. Alexandre Dumas is a pure French citizen which is why he might have wanted to tell the readers a little about history through this creative novel of his. The main character of this story is Edmond…

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  • Suspense In The Tell Tale Heart

    “Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.” -A. C. Doyle. Horror is a large topic filled with suspense, setting, mood, and other topics all combined to bring people something suspenseful and thrilling. A few great examples of the horror genre are the stories “Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Monkey's Paw”. One part of horror is the build of suspense. It is very difficult though to build without organization such as building a fort, home, or project. A large part of many horror stories include…

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  • The Poem In The Calm By Sean O Brien

    “The Calm” by Sean O’Brien is a four part metaphor representing the infinite serenity of the ocean and the stars as well as the revolving of a lighthouse in comparison to the people who have fallen from the light. In the first three stanzas we see beautiful metaphors comparing the rolling of the waves to the movement of the stars and, the revolving of the lighthouse to the tilt of the harbor. The poem continues to describe the inhabitants of a nearby bar who have fallen from stardom, sharing a…

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  • Suspense And Tension In Gothic Literature

    Gothic literature perpetually creates suspense and tension in the form of both tradition and contemporaneity. Both forms of gothic literature share a theme insanity that helps the writers to create suspense. In the traditional gothic literature ‘The Signalman’ written in 1866, Charles Dickens successfully builds suspense by writing in first person with numerous imagery. In addition, suspense and tension are well-developed through various techniques, such as third person point of view and…

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  • 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens Essay

    The purpose of Sean Covey’s “ 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens “gives teens a pathway through life. You can learn many ways on how to treat people right, or how to improve relationships. I have learned the correct way to rebuild relationships, and to also rebuild personal bank accounts. Teenagers have learned to start being more proactive rather than deactivate, and that listening first rather than being heard first is always for the better. Sean Covey also teaches teenagers to always have the…

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  • The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Analysis

    Stephen Covey wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in hopes to help people see that they are capable of living a successful and productive life. Covey explains each habit in detail and what order they should be completed in. This book brought a lot into prospective for me. I am now fully committed to compare each habit to my life and change my actions to make sure I am living a productive life. The first habit discussed in the book is being proactive. According to Stephen Covey the…

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  • Man Made Structures In Gothic Literature

    Man-made structures are a huge contributing factor involved in the development and understanding of a Gothic novel. Structures such as castles, big houses and monasteries are fundamental aspects that are continually present in Gothic novels, and form a basis that allow its characters to flourish. These constructions are continually prevalent in Gothic writing, as according to Anthony Roche, they regularly appear in all work over two centuries of Gothic scripture (“The Big House in Ireland:…

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  • Frankenstein Book Vs Movie Analysis

    One of the most well-known novels in the world is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The story about a horrifying monster has been read by people from all around the world for many years, and it is considered a classic. Because this novel is well-known, it was transformed into a film directed by James Whale titled “Frankenstein.” After reading the novel and watching the film, the similarities and differences between the monster can clearly be seen. The monsters in both the novel and film were both…

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  • Mike Ryan Book Report

    Mike Ryan is a fiction thriller writer from Pennsylvania thought he currently lives in Bensalem a suburb of Philadelphia. Over the course of his career he has written several series of novels that include his most popular Silencer series, The CIA Ghost series, and The Cain series, most of which have gone on to become bestsellers on Amazon Kindle. Even as he writes high octane thriller fiction, he is a family man who lives with Liz his wife and four children. Ryan is a big animal rights crusader…

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