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    In Sue Grafton’s The Parker Shotgun, Jackie and Bill Barnett exhibit covetous behavior for the highly-sought-after Parker shotgun that Kinsey Millhone recognizes to identify the culprit of Rudd’s murder, thus indicating that excessive acquisitiveness often triggers unpredictable, heartless actions. In Kinsey’s first encounter with Jackie, Jackie discloses that she had a miserable marriage with Bill due to the fact that his extravagant promises to her were lies. Kinsey meets Jackie in Jackie’s house, located back in Rudd’s neighborhood. After Jackie pours coffee for both herself and Kinsey, she discusses the details regarding the shotgun that previously belonged to Avery’s gun shop. Kinsey explicates that Jackie “glanced at me self-consciously. ‘I…

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    Women In Detective Fiction

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    fearless and unemotional men who are good fighters, and gunmen with ‘slick mouths’. The private investigator tradition has slightly deviated since its introduction during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Women have transitioned from being femme fatales to intelligent, strong private investigators. Rex Stout introduced the first female private eye in 1937 but it was not until the 1970’s that female writers such as P.D James, Marcia Muller, Sue Grafton, Liza Cody, Karen Kijewski, Carolina…

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    when she’s in Pleasantville, Skip calls her smart. This can be seen when Jennifer’s in class and they’re learning about the only two existing streets in Pleasantville. Jennifer raises her hand and asks “What’s outside of Pleasantville?” This shows that Jennifer is actually curious and genuinely wants to know what’s outside of Pleasantville because it doesn’t make sense to her. Another example would be when Jennifer starts reading books and starts going to the library free willingly. One day…

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    After the visit of the Baron Armand de Valfort, I decided to go, without delay, talk to my old friend, and part time collaborator, Jean Vigogne- better known as Sanvergogne, a nickname he inherited many years ago, when he was a cat burglar. This appellation fitted him so well, that he adopted it, in the same way one chooses to wear, every day, the same pair of shoes, because it feels so comfortable. Indeed, I don’t remember, during all the years we knew each other, having ever called him by any…

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    Sue Monk Kidd adopts many themes and uses many symbols throughout the book "The Secret Life of Bees." The book takes place in the 1960 's. During this time, the fight for Civil Rights was taking place, so racism played a role in the book. The main themes that developed were female power, prejudice, and forgiveness. The main symbols used were the bees, the black Mary, and the whale pin along with the photograph. During this time period, women did not have a say in much at all. Female power was…

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    Lily's Bees Epigrams

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    Bees play an important role in Lily’s life,they guide Lily, accompany her, and drive her forward. For every important action Lily takes in the novel, bees and their products play a role: from realizing she is in love with Zach (when she licks honey off his finger) to realizing she loves August (when she lets the bees rest on her body), showing that she trusts him. The epigrams at the beginning of each chapter concern bees; the bees in Lily's room reach out to her and show her she must leave; and…

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    When looking through book titles, somehow people’s eyes just jump to a specific title without any rhyme or reason. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd was the title that jumped out at me. I knew that there is no way that the book is actually about the lives of bees. I wanted to find out what it really meant. I read that it was set in South Carolina and was about a 14 year-old girl named Lily. So I thought that I could comprehend it easily from a voice of a girl around my age. I could relate…

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    Looking through a list of book titles does not show how wonderful some of the books could be. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd jumped out at me. I knew that there is no way that the book is actually about the lives of bees. I wanted to find out what it really meant. I read that it was set in South Carolina and was about a 14 year-old girl named Lily. So I thought that I could comprehend it easily from a voice of a girl around my age. I could relate to a lot of what was said about it; so…

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    A boy named salva Nine men collapsed on the sand one made a small desperate motion, another tried to raise his hand but fell back down. Five men lost to the desert that day, but Salva a young boy in linda Sue Park's book A Long Walk To Water, never lost the fight. Salva age of only eleven, was a happy child. One afternoon at school Salva was not paying much attention to the teacher because he already knew the country's national language. Until he heard loud pops and men shouting. Shortly…

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    Long Walk To Water Quotes

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    In 1987 sudan had terrible living conditions such as warfare limiting their supplies. The people of south sudan had to have confidence, persistence and hope. The book Long Walk to Water written by Linda Sue Park has two main characters, Salva and Nya. The book follows their story through different time periods in Southern Sudan. Salvas life is affected in 1987 by warfare. Nyas life is affected by the lack of water and food and having to journey every day on foot to get unsanitary water. Salva…

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