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Candide by Voltaire, and Rasselas by Samuel Johnson
Candide by Voltaire, and Rasselas by Samuel Johnson
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One will find many similarities between Candide and Rasselas the most paramount of which is the fact that both of them are trying to find lasting happiness in their lives. Both of these characters are from very privileged backgrounds despite the fact that Candide is an illegitimate child.
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Norman Friedman. The Waters of Annihilation: Symbols and Double Vision in To the Lighthouse
Norman Friedman. The Waters of Annihilation: Symbols and Double Vision in To the Lighthouse
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The opening sentence of the article concedes that in the fifty years since the novel’s publication, there have been many studies of To the Lighthouse . Nevertheless, little consensus has been reached on identifying some key ideas in the novel.
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Both The Lottery and The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas show societies which scapegoat individuals to the supposed advantage
Both The Lottery and The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas show societies which scapegoat individuals to the supposed advantage
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In the story Tessie Hutchinson was selected to be stoned to death as a symbol of "the one" that must die for the sake of others. The town needed a scapegoat; someone to symbolize that a non-productive member of society has no place and therefore must be sacrificed.
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Information to Those Who Would Remove to America and Traits of Indian Character by Benjamin Franklin and Washington Irving
Information to Those Who Would Remove to America and Traits of Indian Character by Benjamin Franklin and Washington Irving
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Benjamin Franklin’s letter is written expressly to Europeans who are interested in moving to America. He writes to them because he believes that they have a mistaken view of what life in America is truly like.
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Race in Huckleberry Finn
Race in Huckleberry Finn
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Various literary personals have discussed the vital issues raised in the Adventures of Huckleberry and several other books of Mark Twain. Some analysts praised views of the writer and some argued about very harshly. The goal of the writer represented that he identified unsung immoral values of the society and presented a realistic picture.
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Critical Interpretation of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Critical Interpretation of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde’s play ‘The importance of being Earnest ‘is a typical Wildean firework giving a clue as to the light nature of comedy that is presented to the audience. Much of the complications of this splendid comedy arise out of the confusions and misunderstandings caused on account of the fictional identity created for his own convenience under the pseudonym ‘Ernest’ by the hero of the play.
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Ancient Greeces Facts Related to Slavery. The story of the shepherd and the lion (Aesop, 2002)
Ancient Greeces Facts Related to Slavery. The story of the shepherd and the lion (Aesop, 2002)
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When the story of the shepherd and the lion (Aesop, 2002) is taken into consideration, the primary message conveyed does get changed, when the crucial points pertaining to slavery of ancient Greece are taken.
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Stopping by woods in a snowy evening Robert Frost
Stopping by woods in a snowy evening Robert Frost
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Stopping by woods in a snowy evening – Robert Frost Whoever says that poetry is a manifestation of poet’s life and thinking process will have to reconsider the statement after he or she reads Robert Frost’s ‘Stopping by woods in a snowy evening’.
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Hardboiled Literature. John Hustons The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Ridleys Scotts Blade Runner (1982)
Hardboiled Literature. John Huston's The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Ridley's Scott's Blade Runner (1982)
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Both the films have been based on film noirs and this has made the depiction of the respective novels very prominent and professional. The visual effects have been immensely used and the directors have been successful in creating a suspense film.
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Denmark and Hamlet
Denmark and Hamlet
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England was politically stable during most of Shakespearean time. Queen Elizabeth had appointed wise and efficient advisors who ensured that all the political structures were run smoothly and addressed the needs of the populace.
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The chestnut tree in Jane Eyre and Mrs. Sparsits staircase in Hard Times
The chestnut tree in Jane Eyre and Mrs. Sparsits staircase in Hard Times
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The chestnut tree in Jane Eyre and Mrs. Sparsit’s staircase in Hard Times. Two of the most important novels in the history of English literature, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Hard Times by Charles Dickens were significant for the complexity of their themes and the innovation of the stylistic devices that they were able to introduce into their novels.
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Machiavelli The Prince
Machiavelli The Prince
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Machiavelli wrote “The Prince” as an instructional manual for a Renaissance ruler. Some of the secular aspects of governance have changed much since the time of Machiavelli, and as the ruler, I will follow what is relevant and practical in the present political scenario in the world.
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Where the Jackals Howl by Amos Oz
Where the Jackals Howl by Amos Oz
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"Where the Jackals Howl" is a compilation of eight different stories, with some of them sharing common characters, but the remaining stories have nothing shared among them. It is a collection of brief stories regarding Kibbutz life (Remnik).
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Blackberries by Yusef Komunyakaa
Blackberries by Yusef Komunyakaa
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The conclusion from this study states that by resorting to colorful, evocative and rich imagery, Yusef in the poem tends to delve into the racial inequalities that characterize the contemporary society. The poet seems to be speaking from a firsthand experience of the racial marginalization as he himself belongs to a marginalized race.
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Symbolism of the Name Pi in Yann Martels Novel Life of Pi
Symbolism of the Name Pi in Yann Martel's Novel Life of Pi
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One take on pi as a number representing infinity is Pi's take on life and what reality is, as something that is grounded not on the intellect, reason, and the mental faculties, but on something infinite, It is based on love, with fuzzy and undefined boundaries, not something that cannot be grasped fully, but only lived.
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The Storm by Kate Chopin
The Storm by Kate Chopin
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Kate Chopin’s story “The Storm” is a short, but a transfixing tale that explores a superfluity of tumultuous sensations of the protagonists engrossed in the middle of the milieu of a sudden “storm”.
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Othello, a tragedy by William Shakespeare
Othello, a tragedy by William Shakespeare
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Othello, a tragedy by William Shakespeare focuses on theme of suspicion, love and treachery. Othello, a black general is detested by Iago for he has promoted Cassio, a man younger to him, to a position that was desired by Iago.
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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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The story happens mostly in the room with the yellow wallpaper. The yellow wallpaper eventually evolves into a character, wherein the main character, the narrator, sees a woman caged within the wallpaper.
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Her Place in these Designs by Espaillat and Dreaming in Cuban by Garcia
Her Place in these Designs by Espaillat and Dreaming in Cuban by Garcia
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One of Espaillat’s books which are being taken into account over here is “Her Place in these Designs”. She is thought to have been quite a feminist and her poems give one confirmation regarding it.
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Sex, Death, and the Drama of Aids by George Newtown
Sex, Death, and the Drama of Aids by George Newtown
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The article written by George Newtown entitled “Sex, Death, and the Drama of Aids” and published in the Antioch Review, Inc. was a highly prolific and verbose discourse which presented controversial issues apparently emphasizing contemporary society’s underpinning for the emergence and increased propensities for contracting AIDS to homosexuals.
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Li Bos poetry
Li Bos poetry
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In The Sun Rises and Sets, Li Bo demonstrates how acceptance of how things occur naturally is the key to living a life that is void of disappointments and anger.
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Annotated Bibliography: The Chrysanthemum by John Steinbeck
Annotated Bibliography: The Chrysanthemum by John Steinbeck
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Kordich, Catherine J., and Harold Bloom.Bloom's how to write about John Steinbeck. New York: Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2008. Print. The author delves into the application of symbolism and epiphany within John Steinbeck’s story “The Chrysanthemums.”
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Comparison of Kafkas Castle with Surrealism
Comparison of Kafkas Castle with Surrealism
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This essay intends to explicate the impression of the surrealism that can be traced through the style of Franz Kafka, inherent in his timeless novel “Castle”.
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Lesson from Pride and Prejudice
Lesson from Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice is one of the most loved novels of Jane Austen. Published during 1813, the novel tells an intensely personal story in which the money mindedness and pride of the then people influence the family life. This novel unravels the triumph of true love above all barriers of financial security and status offered to all on the basis of monetary benefits.
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The Alchemist
The Alchemist
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Paulo Coelho's enthralling novel ‘The Alchemist’ has provided a philosophy for life and hope for many on the very simple ways of life and self belief. The novel has inspired extremely committed following across generations of people around the world. The story, incredible in its simplicity and inspiring wisdom, accounts for the life an Andalusian shepherd boy, Santiago. The author of the essay discusses the main proplems of the novel.
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The usage of Modernism in the The Great Gatsby
The usage of Modernism in the The Great Gatsby
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The great Gatsby tells the story of the protagonist who is called Nick and his life as a bond sales man in New York. Nick settled in Long Island next to a rich and mysterious neighbor called Gatsby.
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Emily Dickinsons Because I could not stop for Death
Emily Dickinsons Because I could not stop for Death
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The most profound symbol in “Because I could not stop for Death” is Death, who is described as a gentleman, and the driver of the carriage that stops for the speaker. This man is immediately identified as Death, but unlike the harrowing visions of the Grim Reaper that many of us are familiar with, he is depicted as a suitor, a kindly gentleman wanting only to escort a lady to her final resting place.
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The sign in Robert Louis Stevensons Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The sign in Robert Louis Stevensons Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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The sign, as elaborated by Ferdinand de Saussure in Course in General Linguistics opens up the field of linguistics to that of literary analysis as well. The main contribution of Saussure’s with this work lies in the fact that it made it possible for theorists o look at language as not merely something that existed but also something that shaped existence.
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The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe
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The author suggested that the Shepherd in the poem is not the type which gathers the flock of sheep but rather a feudal owner of flocks of sheep to afford such refinement as expressed in the poem. It would also seem inconsistent that the poem could be written by an uncouth shepherd considering the discipline used in the meters of the poem.
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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
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Sin, guilt and redemption, the tripartite structure of Christian theology which suggests the ways of God to men held a very important role in the lives of the puritans of early America in particular.
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The Differences between Nietzsche, Sartre, and Camus on the Meaning of Life
The Differences between Nietzsche, Sartre, and Camus on the Meaning of Life
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In Being and Nothingness, Sartre tries to affirm human existence to have existed before it has ever obtained its meaning or fundamental nature. The ultimate goal of Sartre in writing the essay was to validate that indeed “free will” is real and is existent (Levy 111).
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Revenge in Edgar Allan Poes Cask of Amontillado
Revenge in Edgar Allan Poes Cask of Amontillado
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Revenge is part of man’s nature and is a typical reaction, especially when one is slighted or insulted by another. Revenge can even be taken as a form of justice to redeem one’s honor and to teach the offender that the insult will not go unpunished, as what Poe portrayed in his “Cask of Amontillado.”
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Gender issues in Literature: Poes The Oval Portrait and Ovids Pygmalion
Gender issues in Literature: Poes The Oval Portrait and Ovids Pygmalion
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Gender roles and relations are reflected in The Oval Portrait that depicts how men use and exploit the physical beauty of women in the name of art and cultural values. The narrator finds a portrait that is “absolute life-likeliness” (Poe).
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Don Quixote versus Oedipus
Don Quixote versus Oedipus
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This paper makes a comparison of Don Quixote and Oedipus as a true hero from oral tradition, highlighting the main differences in their characters.
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An Analysis of Fire and Ice
An Analysis of Fire and Ice
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Figuratively, fire and ice could refer to emotions. The Free Dictionary defines fire as “the burning intensity of feeling, ardor or enthusiasm. From the phrase, “From what I’ve tasted of desire”, it could be well understood that the term fire as used in the poem refers to such feelings.
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Mythological Creatures from Dantes Inferno
Mythological Creatures from Dantes Inferno
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This paper focuses upon the Inferno (Hell), the first part of The Divine Comedy, followed by the Purgatorio (Purgatory) and Paradiso (Heaven). It is a classic Christian theological text that uses strong poetic imagination and allegorical allusion. It is underlined that Dante meets both mythological and real people during his long voyage.
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Families and Parent-Child Relationships
Families and Parent-Child Relationships
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In both Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets” and Sherman Alexie’s “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”, there is the theme of parents who are somehow absent from their children’s lives. Jing-Mei’s mother is presented as being more important than her father in the book. Moreover, there are serious misunderstandings between the two.
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A Streetcar Named Desire: The Modern Embodiment of Tragedy
A Streetcar Named Desire: The Modern Embodiment of Tragedy
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A common, yet not pervasive aspect of tragedy is that the main character/protagonist is oftentimes attempting to “fix” some aspect of the current world or return to the simplicity, joy, or other positive elements of a bygone era. For instance, one of the most famous tragedies ever penned, and of his, sees the story open with Oedipus attempting to find a way to read his native home town of plague.
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The Tempest vs Tempest
The Tempest vs Tempest
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In the play A Tempest by Aime Cesaire is based upon the character of Caliban in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Caliban is a deformed slave, and this is shown through many different passages in the original play.
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H. G. Wells. War of the Worlds and Marxist Criticism
H. G. Wells. War of the Worlds and Marxist Criticism
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H. G. Wells perceives – as ought to every man of even ordinary intellect on the one hand the turmoil of bourgeois social relations, and on the other hand that society’s dynamic forces, in the form of science and technical resources, contain tremendous potency which can only be actualized in diverse social relations.
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Othello by William Shakespeare
Othello by William Shakespeare
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Verbal positive depiction of Othello is illustrated through the many speeches of different characters in the play. Through such speeches, we discover Othello’s bravery and his integrity.
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Andrew Jackson, a Defining President of United States
Andrew Jackson, a Defining President of United States
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Andrew Jackson, a Defining President of United States. “Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own; one cherishes it not only as precious but sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and it’s conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.”1 This is a quote by Andrew Jackson which reflected his views as an American citizen, as a military leader and as a president.
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Lady with the lapdog by Anton Chekhov
Lady with the lapdog by Anton Chekhov
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The lady with the lapdog is a short interesting story written by Anton Chekhov. It is a four chapter, fiction story written with great expertise and discloses an adulterous affair between the Russian Banker, Dmitri Dmitrich Gurov and the lady with the lapdog Anna Sergeyevna.
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The Cause of Mathilde Loisel Downfall in the story The Necklace
The Cause of Mathilde Loisel Downfall in the story The Necklace
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Maupassant in his story, “The Necklace” portrays Mathilde Loisel as a woman of middle class. However, Loisel’s fantasy is to lead a life similar to that of the wealthy class. This is depicted from a proud nature in the story, “…born for all the delicacies and all the luxuries" (Spack 46).
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Susan Glaspells Trifles
Susan Glaspells Trifles
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Susan Glaspell’s play, Trifles, is a book written in 1916 that reflects Susan’s preoccupation and perceptions towards culture-bound notion of gender and sex roles. This is a patriarch society that views women as lesser beings with totally no role to play.
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The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe
The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe
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Edgar Allan Poe, leaving a remarkable literary legacy in the fields of science fiction and horror, is currently regarded the pioneer of the modern detective story. He is also greatly renowned as a poet. His psychologically gripping stories exploring the profundities of the human consciousness gained him remarkable prominence.
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The interface of primal instinct and lofty ideal in Zolas Germinal
The interface of primal instinct and lofty ideal in Zolas Germinal
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Zola’s portrayal of sexuality in Germinal serves as a grounding force for the story. The physicality of the characters, thus enunciated, is a counterpoint to the revolutionary socialist ideas that suffuse the political and philosophical vision of the novel, with the political and poetic facets of the writing fortifying each other.
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Where Angels Fear to Tread, E.M. Forster
Where Angels Fear to Tread, E.M. Forster
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British society in Where Angels Fear to Tread is portrayed as a society full of hypocrisy, which is juxtaposed with the more naturalistic and down-to-earth society which is represented by the Italian society in this novel (Kar-Man Ng, 1982, p. 16). The two societies are portrayed in opposition “between Apollonian and Dionysian, city and country, the British ‘insider’ and the foreign ‘outsider’” (Sampson, 2004, p.
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Franz Kafkas The Castle
Franz Kafka's The Castle
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The main character initially assumes he has been summoned to perform duties related to his profession, but encounters numerous difficulties when he tries to communicate with his employer, Count Westwest, whom resides in the Castle and owns the entire village.
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The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Worldwide, short stories are considered as the integral part of literature, especially fiction because the same is symbolic of literary creativity within a limited framework.
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