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Taking a cue from Dickens, American writers tried to entertain and educate as well. The Civil War had been long and arduous, killing many men on both sides. Although victorious in that blacks were finally granted their freedom, the country was embittered toward war.
An individual’s character and his/her attitude could be shaped by his/her self-image. Thus, in a way, self- image can even build or destroy the confidence of the individual. It is this self-image and it has an negative on the central protagonist is only depicted in the short story titled “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”.
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McEwen in the novel "Atonement" captures the elusiveness of memory. The novel presents rich information that enables the reader to look at issues in truth and fiction value. Death by Landscape is a tragic story written by Margaret Atwood. It is about a girl, Lois who loses a friend after going to an excursion.
The article discusses the differences between the two narrations in reference to the plot, theme, styles, and character development, among others. The two narrations share the same theme, “death”, but follows different approaches. Authors have also developed main characters differently, where the first narration shows excellent development while the second fails to meet the demands.
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The book’s setup is mainly in an era whereby there is extreme paranoia (Harris 56). The book is also mainly about perceptions and not solely about evidence. The book can also be spun around so that it is able to suit a particular cause. The book’s narrator is a well re known journalist.
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Throughout The Importance of Being Earnest, one prevailing theme is triviality, which is shown in both characters, but predominantly in Algy. This theme is strong in Algy’s approach to marriage, an important institution of the day, yet one that he has little regard for.
The author insists that the main theme is, Brave New World is not the advancement of science as such; it is the advancement of science as it affects individuals. According to the theme of this paper, scientific research is not all about good things or advantages but there are some little disadvantages attached to it.
Since ancient times, women are portrayed as weaker sex through different forms of art like painting, literature, poems etc. As art is the mirror of the social thinking and construction, the misrepresentation of women in art has provoked many feminists world over to raise their voice against it and bring out the true image of women in the society.
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When on the topic of Greek literature, classic drama and literary criticism the name that automatically comes to mind is that of Aristotle who set the rules of Greek drama, tragedy and literature and defined the style of Greek drama that we know of and learn about today.
According to the writer, the speaker of “To His Coy Mistress” imbues the poem with sexual imagery, tone, and wording that is of a serious nature and that would put any female reader on guard against his advances. The very title and opening of the poem are aggressive in their tone. The speaker refers to the “coyness” of the Mistress.
Just as Hemingway implements the epiphany as a narrative device, so does James Joyce implement an epiphany in ‘the Dead’. Throughout the story, Gabriel Conroy is a central focus. His interactions with the houseguests function as a means of character development, specifically as it demonstrates both his strengths and shortcomings.
“Things Fall Apart” is about Okonkwo, a man who is a member of the Igbo community of Umuofia. He exemplifies an individual who refuses to adapt to the changes that were introduced by the Western world, in particular, the introduction of Christianity. He cannot accept that Christianity is causing divisiveness in his community.
Lucinda in this story followed her passion for the songs scattered across the wide range of genres, and broke some rules along the way, while elders in this story are attempting to uphold the obsolete image of discipline and harmony, through suppression of each others’ feelings and emotions (Constance).
Atwood brings out the consequences that an individual is prone to if he or she decides to lead a life of double standards (353). Both John and Mary are betraying their partners and they end up hurting their partners in scenario c. John struggles to feel young while in essence, he is old.
Leonardo da Vinci is primarily known for his paintings and is the most revered artist of all ages. Some of his most popular paintings were Mona Lisa, Madonna of the Rocks and The Last Supper (“Leonardo da Vinci: 1452-1519”, ) This paper explores the life of the great painter Leonardo da Vinci with emphasis on his artistic facet.
A tragedy is defined as a kind of literature that evokes the “emotions of pity and fear” in the minds of the readers. Tragedy relates to various struggles in the life of a common man and this is what helps the audience to connect with tragic plays. Humans are bound to make mistakes and this fact is only restated through the tragedies that the characters of the plays have to go through.
The speaker’s mistress is portrayed as amoral despite the fact that she is married. In sonnet 143, the speaker ingeniously depicts himself as a child of his mistress and bids her to “play the mother’s part: kiss me”. The speaker makes implicit sexual overtones when he tells the lady that she will have her “will” when she returns to him.
Nowadays, books can be seen as digitalised. E-book has got its recognition in the present times. The recognition is through internet with computers and by other electronic devices such as ipad, tablets. Book printing is becoming impoverished mainly in the context of the rise of computers and internet.
Lain Banks, published novel The Wasp Factory in the year 1984. Banks narrated his novel in a person perspective where a sixteen year old Frank Cauldhame describes his childhood that reminds him of evil things he committed in that tender age (Banks, 1998; p. 25).
The paper tells that Orwell’s experience in Burma shows that, the white man, by being an oppressor, must live up to their superiority complex, or else their existence in the colonies will not be justified. They must become ruthless rulers because if they show any sign of emotional weakness, they will meet riots from locals who will realize that they have weak leaders whom they can overthrow.
St. Augustine of Hippo’s early years was marked by confusion and unscrupulous behaviour. As a result there was no scope for spiritual development. In his early youth he believed in the Manichaean religion which was full of superstition.
Gender role has been a main area of concern in literature, and many writers have made it the theme of their literary works. Even today, gender roles seem to be a basic theme behind many serious and comic novels and plays.
Uncle Philip runs a “magic toyshop” but is anything but magical himself. He hates children, hates adults, and hates life. He’s monstrous and brutal. Why do you think such a terrible man is so good at a craft that is normally associated with enchantment, children, magic, fantasy, innocence, purity and so on?
The author, through his artistic creativity condemns the misplaced and controversial social class of people in the nineteenth century France ruthlessly turning innocent people into criminals and beggars.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy-novel, the Middle-earth is one of the most important books of the twentieth century. The readers are drawn to Tolkien because he is an escapist writer. The novel mainly centers of the theme of influence and power. It also relates several issues of the middle ages to the modern world such as technology, religion among other.
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A look in to the book A Brief History of Curating by Obrist and Bovier (2008), will give a clear picture of how curating has evolved and changed over two centuries. It is pointed out by the work that during 19th and 20th centuries, art was highly connected with exhibitions.
The process of risk management involves risk identification, analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control. The costs of risk can include direct, indirect, and legal costs. Management of risks can be achieved through strategic management and enterprise risk management in market-based economies and use of non-market strategies.
The author states that to realize what areas in writing an essay that he still needs improvement so he can be better at writing it. Equally important on areas that he is good at so he can further develop it. This is important for him to be able to write better and get his message across when he communicates and writes assignments.
The Great Gatsby does not aim to dissuade men – in the narrative Americans – from being ambitious, rather it seeks to teach us that ambition in itself is not good unless that which we aspire for is morally and socially right. This is best illustrated by the themes in the narrative.
It is perhaps with this in mind that Duff Brenna stated, “all literature shows us the power of emotion. It is emotion, not the reason that motivates characters in literature.” When considering a variety of literary texts, it’s clear that this statement is largely proved accurate.
Heartless and dumbfounding, Tadeusz Borowski’s ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, to the Gas Chamber’ nevertheless resonates with realism, and some welcome yet fleeting glimpses of human behavior. Borowski indicates that it takes a superhuman effort to stay humanized during these sad episodes of history.
As a young girl, Anne is ‘an extremely pretty girl, with gentleness, modesty, taste, and feeling’ (Austen 20). She is naïve and incredibly giving. She is selfless and for the sake of others agrees to give up on the love of her life.
Chopin challenges the gender roles and expectations imposed on married women during the nineteenth century in her novel, “The Awakening.” The main protagonist, Edna, initially symbolizes the conventional woman; she is married to Léonce Pontellier and they have two children.
The article “Workers of the World, Relax” by Alain de Botton focused on the issue of happiness or satisfaction that one derives from his job. The author had earned his B.A. at Cambridge University and from Oxford University he had earned his M.A. degree.
Arnold wrote the poem “Dover Beach” during his short visit with his wife to Dover region of southeast of England. In this monologue the lover or the speaker talks to his ladylove who is a silent interlocutor.
The paper tells that businesspeople, more than ordinary people, benefit the increasing economic growth. In addition, it is also observable that some, if not all, business practitioners sometimes bend morality values to implement their policies. Theodore Dreiser, in his novel The Financier, explores and tackles morality issues in business, social order and marriage.
Amy Tan's mother was a woman who, though extremely shrewd and brilliant in terms of business, was ashamed to speak the English language because she did not feel comfortable doing so. Her English was so bad that she often had Amy represent her in negotiations where she did not have to face any people.
The Stranger by Albert Camus is regarded as one of the prominent works belonging to the genre of Absurdism. Camus’ “The Stranger” was published in the dark days of the World War II, during the Existentialist movement, along with the essay collection "The Myth of Sisyphus".
In this modern world, the clash between individual and the society is becoming more problematic. One can see that alienation in the mainstream society is the most important problem faced by an individual in his private and public domains. Some of the eminent writers make use of the problem of social alienation as the important theme in modern context.
The Bean Tree. The Bean Tree by Barbara Kingsolver is a literal piece that focuses on the theme of awakening, out of which springs hope. The story centers around hope which enables people to rise again when they fall and achieve dreams which may at first seem impossible.
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Langston Hughes is an outstanding representative of Harlem Renaissance. A creative heritage of this poet impressed the contemporaries with openness and ability of the poet to raise one’s voice against racial and political oppression. His poetry inspires and the readers feel uplifted after reading his poems.
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Golding’s characters marooned on a deserted island; away from adult supervision and institutionalized rules and regulations put in place to ensure order within the society, offers readers insight on the true nature of humans when left unsupervised in an uncivilized setting.
Today Kate Chopin is recognized as one of the 20th century’s foremost writers. While Chopin’s works explored a variety of themes, one of the most prominent considerations has been the exploration of feminist concerns.
Mark Twain. Aside from being wordy, satirical and humorous, his style is also realistic in a sense because he tries to portray the people he met and the places he had been to as really authentic. This is shown by his frequent use of the native dialect, using a language that is conversational, often with grammatical errors and racist or foul words intentionally included (Gribben 1).
One of the most important characters in the story is that of the House of Usher, that is, the building. This is important as there is a continuance of a gothic tradition in this which looks at the effects of architecture on the human mind.
The title of the play has metaphoric meaning besides the fact hat it is about Willy a salesman who finally dies. During his life Willy had pictured and imagined of how his death would create such an impulse prompting a large crowd to attend the funeral and mourn the loss of a great man.
On its part, The Raven is a poetic explanatory narrative explaining how the author, feeling lonely and thinking about his departed lover, at night, hears a tapping on his door, but cannot figure out who exactly would be at his doorstep at such an odd hour of the night.
The unusual life and mind of a mathematician seems to be the main theme on display by both the play Proof and the Movie, A Beautiful Mind. The two works of literature highlights the uniqueness of mathematicians, with a special emphasis on the difficulty of becoming a mathematical genius.
The moral achievements and innate reflections of Odysseus passed on to the audience in Odyssey through the fine art of storytelling extend to the audience a larger than life hero to whom they can look up to, a character they can delve in and get inspired by it (Cook, 2007, p. 117).