Stephen J. Dubner

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  • Prophecy Orb In Relation To Characters And Events In Harry Potter

    Prophecy Orbs In Relation To Characters and Events In Harry Potter and To Real-World Politics Harry Potter by J.K Rowling contains a variety of magical elements and devices. One of these devices are the prophecy orbs mainly featured in the fifth book of the series, Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix. These orbs have connections not only to the characters in the series, but also to the politics of the real world. The prophecy orbs are small balls of spun glass that contain a white,…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Diary Of Anne Frank

    Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank Diary of a Young Girl is a beloved book all around the world, translated in over 70 languages. Distributing over 30 million copies, it is the most read book under the Bible. The book and the movie have similar key details but many differences about minor ones. Both the book and the diary were absolutely amazing. The diary was a lot more popular than the book because the book has more details about Anne’s life than the movie. The movie also tells about the…

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  • Essay On J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan

    Throughout the years, many people have come to love J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. This is evident in the fact that there have been multiple renditions of it over the past century. Some of these include stage productions, ballets, and motion pictures. Audiences around the world are fascinated with the mystery and magic involved with Neverland. However, what most people fail to consider, is where the idea for the enchanting storyline developed. Most readers would be surprised to discover that a large…

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  • Similarities Between Catcher In The Rye And The Breakfast Club

    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger examines the norms of the society through main character Holden’s relationship and communication with the people around him. Similarly, the movie the Breakfast Club (1985), focuses on five high school students struggling to fit in and find their places in the variety of cliques. Of all of these students, John Bender is the one struggling to find his place in life and to fit in any of the norms that the society has set for him similarly to Holden, who is in…

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  • Holden Hit The Rye Road Analysis

    ¨Catcher in the Rye¨ by J.D. Salinger is a beloved American novel, it gives an inside look into the mind of an American teen who is dealing with struggles that lead into his quest to be recognized as an adult or a valuable member of society. In “Catcher In The Rye”, Holden faces the pain of dejection, grief over his beloved brother, unwelcome pressure into adulthood, and battles his own demons all while traveling the streets of New York on a quest of self-healing and exploration. “When a…

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  • The Significance Of Characterization In Harry Potter And The Philosopher Stone

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone by J.K Rowling include many characters and themes, as both reveals throughout the book. Bravery, friendship and family are the few main themes explored. Friendship was the theme that linked the story together as it was developed for Harry Potter having adventures with his friends. The friendship between Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley intrigues the readers whereas it contains both genders. Furthermore, Rowling sets the characters with…

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  • 4 Minute Mile: Movie Analysis

    “4 Minute Mile” is a movie that goes through the life of a troubled teen who uses track to escape his social status. Throughout the movie, the boy overcame struggles and experienced failure, but with the support of one individual he overcame those hard-ships. Drew needed guidance, and he needed a strive for something. At the beginning of the movie, Drew’s dad overdosed on drugs, leaving his older brother to be the “man” of the house, and his mom was never really seen. Drew was growing up in an…

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  • How Does Holden Caulfield Change Throughout The Catcher In The Rye

    Part of being a teenager is trying to identify themselves and figure out where they belong in life. J.D Salinger, the author of the novel Catcher in the Rye, introduces a character who a conflicted teenage boy that is trying to figure out his identity and where he stands in the world. After being kicked out of his fourth private school, Pencey Prep School, Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of the novel, takes a 48-hour trip to New York in order to avoid confronting his parents until Wednesday,…

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  • Andrew Carnegie, Andrew Rockefeller, And J. P. Morgan And The Gilded Age

    The Gilded Age was a time period in American history when the economy exploded with railroads and big businesses with the help of: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan. These three were some powerful individuals that helped the economy shoot up. Carnegie helped with steel, Rockefeller with oil, and Morgan with banking. They all were captains of industry in their own way and they all played a big role in revolutionizing the way things currently function. Although some of their…

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  • Comparison Of Steve Jobs And Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs and J.K. Rowling are two completely different people. They both give outstanding speeches towards college graduates during different times, but the speeches are on similar topics. The similarities throughout both the speeches is that they both talk about failure that they have experienced throughout their lives, and what they have done to move forward from failure. Another similarity that was used during both their speeches is that they both talked about imagination, and how…

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