Book Review

Deja Dead: The Classic Forensic Thriller
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Kathy Reichs, Canada crime. Dr. Temperance Brennan, or Tempe, a forensic anthropologist, that like to search for a crime scene and love to figure out the murderer. But need a break from her job and all of the skeletons, so she plans a vacation to Quebec City, and thought of visiting the Plains of Abraham. But only got a little time for it, after a moment she got call back for a big case, and because of that, she has…...
Book Review: Interview with the Vampire
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Interview with the Vampire is a gothic horror and vampire novel of immortality, loyalty, and disconnection while displaying the creation and life of the vampire, Louis. The plot summary focuses on three individuals brought and held together by the bond of immortality. It begins with the reporter questioning the vampire Louis, who, at the time was a young indigo plantation owner in 1791, who is stressed due to the death of his brother. Louis is attacked by Lestat the vampire…...
This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix Arizona Setting Analysis
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The story This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona by Sherman Alexie is the story of a journey taken by Victor and Thomas Builds-the-Fire after the death of Victor’s father. Thomas Builds-the-Fire, the town storyteller, is the last person Victor, a man down on his luck, would have chosen to travel with him, however, the memories they share along the way makes their time together unforgettable. Alexis uses the shared life experiences of the main characters, Victor and…...
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Book review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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The novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was an interesting book with many conflicts between the characters in the plot. The protagonist, Christopher was a teen who most likely had forms of autism experienced events that hurt him causing him to feel deceived. Christopher Boone an innocent child finding out new truths hidden by his father. This novel was a great enjoyment to read but I didn’t really enjoy the ending. He gets to develop his…...
Dating and the Single Parent: Book Review
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Ron Deal’s (2012) book titled, Dating and the Single Parent provides the best practices for dating singles and single parents. The book encourages those seeking marriage not to rush no matter the circumstances and delivers resources with examples of dating. The book is written from a Christian perspective or worldview, offering single parents a new understanding of dating. It examines the issues of single parents who date and the complexity of the blended family. The author notes, many single parents…...
The Ways We Lie – Book Review
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​“The Ways We Lie” is about the different ways people lie and explains the reasons behind it. It is written by Stephanie Ericsson. I agree with one of Ericsson’s points about stereotypes. In this article, Ericsson questions her own personal experiences and explains how they are harmful. She also mentions how people lie on a daily basis to make life easier by neglecting the outcomes. This essay shows that lying has become an important part of life. Ericsson also uses…...
The Inspirational Story of JK Rowling
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J.K Rowling is one of the most inspirational success stories of our time. Many people simply know her as the woman who created Harry Potter. But, what most people don’t know is what she went through earlier before reaching popularity. Rowling’s life was not peaches and cream. She struggled tremendously. In 1990, Rowling first had the idea for Harry Potter. “the idea came fully formed into my mind.“, she stated. One day while she was on a train from Manchester…...
Night by Elie Wiesel Book Review
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“Father, if that is true, then I don’t want to wait. I’ll run into the electrified barbed wire. That would be easier than a death in the flames.” (pg. 33) The night is a book written by holocaust survivor, Eliezer Wiesel. Elie writes the book from his own point of view as a fifteen-year-old boy during World War II. In the novel night, Elie describes the horrors of the holocaust that he, along with the other Jews, endured. The Nazis…...
The Thickness of Ice and Twice Shy
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Paragraph one Paragraph one talks about the beginning of a relationship and how you don't really care about what may happen and about whom might get hurt in the outcome. This one is mainly about the meeting and greeting of the two people in the poem. The hope that will become close and get to know each other and learn to trust like you do when you're on a ice rink. Ice skating is all about trust and giving a…...
The literary conventions
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In this essay I am going to reveal how Chaucer uses and adapts the literary conventions of fabliaux and courtly romance in "The Miller's Tale". Chaucer plays around with the conventions of fabliau and courtly romance engaging the idea of a carnival narrative, which uses the reversal of roles. There is also a Latin saying the sprouts from this: "bais cul", which means, "kiss my ass" and basically sets the tone of "The Miller's Tale". Fabliau is a mediaeval verse…...
The captain Leggatt
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The fact that a rogue is a wild animal which lives all alone, and whose company is unwanted, mirrors Miss Brill's own life as well as it shows the close relationship to her fur. The way she treats her fur is symbolic for Miss Brill's perception of her situation defining hers and the lives of everybody around her. All in all Miss Brill's life is very strictly organised and "her regular weekly activities characterize Miss Brill implicitly as a person…...
Real everyday talk
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The pace of this extract is quite fast, as the majority of sentences are short and snappy. However, the longer turn by Una towards the end of the extract is quite a complex sentence, as she is trying to excuse the fact that the party theme changed. She is squirming quite a lot, shown by the graphalogical feature of '... ' to show hesitation for thought, mirroring everyday speech very well. The blunt, short declarative by Bridget of 'He had…...
Phyricc Victory
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The final aspects of the two stories that I will compare are the endings. When comparing the endings of the two stories, one can see how the two are very different, but still reflect the eras. When Holmes solves the case and completes his triumph over Grimesby-Roylott, it is a complete and satisfactory ending to the story. He manages to independently solve the case, and with it killing the Doctor. (The Doctor was sending a poisonous snake through a vent…...
The outsider threat and danger
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The Victorian age was one with so many changes in society. It was a time of scientific and technological advance which led to old ideas being questioned. Prosperity was limited and there was a growing division between the rich and poor. These changes created the outsiders in society. They were outsiders because they felt that they had no place in society or could not fit into beliefs expected of them. All these five stories: 'The Red Room', 'The Man With…...
The Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Conde
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The black witch of salem is a French novel which was written by Maryse Conde and won the French grand prix for womens literature. It was translated into English in 1992 and the novel is a work of fiction which includes Tituba’s race. Titubas was born in Barbados to a young African slave woman who was raped by an English sailor. Tituba`s mother is hanged after she refuses sexual advances from her white owner. Tutuba is run off the plantation…...
Miller sustains
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But even if Giles manages to keep Paris from disrupting his defence against his wife he still has Judge Danforth. Danforth accuses Giles of disrespecting the court and telling them what they should or should not believe. "Disrespect indeed! It is disruption, Mister. This is the highest court of the supreme government of this province, do you know it. " From this court you can see that Danforth is very protective of his court and that no one outside of…...
Magwitch empties Pip’s
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Magwitch is also religious, and knows Pip is, 'Say, Lord strike you dead if you don't', there are threats of death again, and the way Magwitch says these threats, means that Pip will have to do everything Magwitch tells him to do. 'Glancing about him', despite his brave and fearless image to Pip, he is actually nervous, tense, and worried. Magwitch wishes he could escape the situation he's in, 'I wish I was a frog or an eel', they are…...
‘The Speckled Band’ and ‘The Man with the Twisted Lip’
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In 'The Speckled Band': "At present it is out of my power to reward you for your services, but in a month or six weeks I shall be married, with the control of my own income". This quote indicates that Helen Stoner's step father is in the control of her income, this shows that women have no control over their finances and consequently the responsible man does. Another quote from 'The Man with the Twisted Lip': ""God bless you! "…...
On first looking into Chapman’s Homer
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John Keats John Keats was a famous romantic poet from England. He was born on 31 October 1795 in Moorfields, son of the manager of a livery stable. His parents died when he was young so he had to live with his brothers and sisters. He began writing poems in 1814, when he was about 19 years old. Keats left school in 1811 to be apprenticed to the surgeon Thomas Hammond. After four years he registered as a student at…...
Expressed by Zorb
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The second prominent belief, expressed by Zorba is the necessity of focusing on what one’s heart is prompting at the certain moment of time. The Greek ‘philosopher’ develops no plans for the remote future, as Fortuna is extremely whinny and might destroy the most ambitious and promising projects. In order to attain self-actualizations, individuals should learn the ability to notice even the most primitive and simple joys the life has recently brought: “How simple is a thing of happiness: a…...
Examine the Victorian stories
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Examine the Victorian stories "The Man with the Twisted Lip", "The Adventure of the Speckled Band", and "The Red Room". Consider the effects that each writer has created and how they add to the plot, setting and atmosphere. The Victorian era was a time of great change; industrialisation, imperialism, scientific discovery. These changes reflect in the new topics of contemporary literature. In this essay I am going to look at the effect created by Arthur Conan Doyle and H G…...
Estella’s harsh comments
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This quotation shows the vanity and snobbishness that Pip now possesses, we see that Pip has lost all the compassion that we noticed in the start of Book One. Pip does not seem to care about Joe and Biddy's feelings, thinking he is better than all of them. In Book One of Great Expectations we notice that Pip's snobbish character has derived from his yearning ambition to become a gentleman and a person of a higher class than he is…...
Empowered white men
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Throughout history, white males were always identified with power. Not only were white men always superior to women but also they were superior to people of a different skin color. In the play "Fences" by August Wilson, the novel "Devil in a Blue Dress" by Walter Mosley, the poem "Rape" by Adrienne Rich, and the short story "Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, a reader may find many examples of empowered white men. In the play "Fences," Troy, the…...
Eddie’s protective
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After a meeting with Alfieri about how he can get rid of Rodolpho and clain Catherine back as his own, he leaves the office and does not take the advice that has been given to him, but instead goes as far as to phone the immigration officers, telling them, "I want to report something. Illegal immigrants. Two of them." This quote expresses that he is actually a cruel person inside, and he cannot control his anger. He does this because…...
Eddie’s claims
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Later on, when Rodolfo and Catherine still haven’t lost interest in each other, Eddie pretended to teach Rodolfo how to box, but is actually trying to humiliate his weakness and lack of masculinity, and he challenges his manliness in terms of strength that Eddie has but Rodolpho lacks. It is unbearable for Eddie not to punch Rodolpho because he thinks he is gay from his attitude and do things that longshoremen do not do. He punches Rodolfo and hurts him.…...
“The Early Purges” Vs “Daffodils”
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"The Early Purges" The first poem called "The Early Purges" is about the childhood of Seamus Heaney the poet. He is describing his childhood when he was six in 1945 and he wrote the poem in 1965. He was so young when he first saw kittens drown and rats trapped by Dan Tagret. He felt very sad and disgusted by the way they got rid of the animals. Growing up he took less care and attention to these horrible events…...
Crofts and Birlings
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"We are members of one body, we are responsible for each other. " There are 2 genres of which J. B Priestley has chosen to include one of which is A detective thriller and the other A morality play. A Detective Thriller There are many things expected from a detective thriller. Most stories contain the most essential things like a victim, a detective and one or many perpetrators of the crime at hand. Some of the other things that may…...
Create Dramatic tension
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The dramatic tension Arthur Miller creates a lot of dramatic tension in the courtroom scene of Act Three. Throughout this essay I will discuss how tension is built through melodrama, anti climax, character vulnerability, motives and positioning. Focus will be on language, stage directions and effect on the audience. Initially, I would like to review the melodrama in act three and examine how it creates tension and how this impacts upon the audience. The main part of the courtroom scene is…...
“Caledonian antisyzygy”
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'Caledonian antisyzygy' Discuss the role of the 'Caledonian antisyzygy' in MacDiarmid's depiction of the Scottish people, and consider how this relates to his metaphysical explorations in A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle. A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle is a poem firmly set in the context of the Scottish Renaissance movement, of which its author was a chief exponent. In MacDiarmid's attempt to present the Scottish people both to the world and themselves, there is a definite sense…...
Buckingham’s plan
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In Act II, Scene II, the Duchess of York and Elizabeth mourn the death of King Edward and there is a discussion over how and when Edward, Prince of Wales, is to be brought to London to be crowned king. The plot develops little in this scene and Hastings only makes a brief appearance. In this fleeting semblance, Hastings only says 'And so say I' (2.2 line 140), with which he is agreeing to Richard's and Buckingham's plan to fetch…...
Breathless horror
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Using frightening descriptions and language Mary Shelley creates an atmosphere of horror in chapter five by using frightening descriptions and language. Her intentions were to write a ghost story that would make the reader's blood curdle and their heart beat fast. She uses gothic by using scientific discovery. Electricity was discovered round the time when Mary was alive and she shows that it creates life. Mary starts building up the atmosphere of horror from the beginning. She sets the chapter…...
Blanche faces Stella
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They have been discussing the loss of Belle Reve, loans, mortgages and Stanley wants all the papers that will confirm the matter. Stanley: ... - a man has to take interest in his wife's affairs - especially now that she's going to have a baby. Narrator: Blanche opens her eyes. The 'blue piano' sounds louder. Blanche: Stella? Stella going to have a baby? [Dreamily. ] I didn't know she was going to have a baby! As well as Blanche, herself,…...
Billy and bullies him
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Mr Farthering's method of teaching was different than the other teachers he didn't stand and look down at his pupil's but 'perched side saddled on the edge of the desk' this shows that Mr Farthering wants to teach them on their level and to indicate that there isn't a difference between him and his pupils. I believe that Mr Farthering had a better response from the children this way as he didn't come across as being patronising, they listened and…...
Beatrice’s arms
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Eddie is becoming jealous because Catherine started to give the attention to Rodolfo, not Eddie anymore. Rodolfo sings to Catherine and she seems to really like it. However, the songs lyrics are very similar to the situation in this family at the moment. The song ''Paper Doll'' which Rodolfo sings suggests the idea that Eddie loves Catherine which is not his own, also other fellows can steel her from Eddie when she goes to work. At this stage Eddie gets…...
Cruella’s Anti Social Behaviour
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Cruella De Vil Cruella De Vil is a fictional character and the primary villain in the book and film, 101 Dalmatians. Cruella is emotionally volatile, over the top eccentric and evil to the point of sociopathy. Whatever she does, she does flamboyantly, and wherever she goes she brings chaos. Her name is a play on the words cruel and devil, an allusion which is emphasized by having her country house be nicknamed "Hell Hall". She treats others as of they…...
Young Offenders
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An examination of the phenomenon of young offenders The subject of young offenders in our troubled society has been one that has generated many hours of thought and meditation for concerned members. It is felt by many that the change needed in the area of delinquency within the First Nations culture is to overcome the effects of colonization and this must begin with the youth. It is with the youth that the future of the culture lies. There has been…...
Ying to the Yang
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Benjamin Franklin once said “Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. ” meaning at the time, an act of anger might seem justified, but in the end you will only bring shame to yourself or your loved one. In the short stories “Two kinds” by Amy Tan and “Jealous husband returns in form of parrot” by Robert Olen Butler, Relationship Conflict is the main theme. Conflicts always start with anger from both ends; in “Two kinds” Jing-mei is angry…...
Wretched devil and begone, vile insect
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This form of playing with life and death was a very controversial issue in the 19th century, when Frankenstein was written, as it is still controversial now. Creating life unnaturally was a very new idea when Frankenstein was written, so it shows how ahead of its time the novel was. This idea would have been considered to be impossible and rarely discussed. Today on the other hand, cloning and genetic engineering is occurring more often and discussed a whole lot…...
Wordsworth
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A study of the literary works of Wordsworth, focussing on romanticism. Wordsworth poetry derives its strength from the passion with which he views nature. Wordsworth has grown tired of the world mankind has created, and turns to nature for contentment. In his poems, Wordsworth associates freedom of emotions with natural things. Each aspect of nature holds a different meaning for Wordsworth. 'The beauty of morning; silent, bare' (5:WB*) A main source of interest for Wordsworth is the absence of an…...
On Witi Ihimaera’s His First Ball
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His fiction’s initial purpose, ‘to establish and describe the emotional landscape of the Maori people’, suddenly seemed to him less important than describing the political and social reality, as described by the Book Council of New Zealand Writers. Witi Tame Ihimaera, short-story writer, editor, novelist, playwright, opera librettist, and anthologist, is one of those I highly regard who maintains himself with considerable talent as one of the world’s most celebrated literary figures in his time. His fearlessness in publishing artistic…...
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