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Meaning of Hope in Dante’s Inferno
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A common topic among numerous schools of thought is notion of hope. Because of this, hope can be defined in several ways, including psychologically, philosophically, and religiously. However, in his novel, Inferno, Dante almost exclusively takes a religious, namely Christian, standpoint on hope and despair. Dante’s work brings forth an important discussion on the subject of meaning and how it relates to hope. One way to define hope is psychologically. According to W.W. Meissner on page 17 of his 1973…...
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Chronicles of a Death Foretold: The Honor for Death
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Honor in a family is a huge valuable trait. Especially in the old schooled, religious household. A person who losses their honor or has none will be dealt with consequences and be punished. Some people may see it as a vengeance for a loss in replacement and some may see it as a punishable act. In Gabriel Marque’s story Chronicle of a Death Foretold, there is a clear understanding of honor being played as an important role. In this paper,…...
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Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly Book Review
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Margot Lee Shetterly, writer of Hidden Figures, was born in 1969 in Hampton, Virginia. Her mother was an English professor at Hampton University and her father worked as an atmospheric scientist at NASA- Langley Research Center. While visiting her father regularly at work Shetterly grew up knowing many other people of color that worked for NASA and became a common thing for her. After graduating college from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, she worked several jobs such…...
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Hiroshima by John Hersey Analysis
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A year after the first atomic bomb was dropped on a city, John Hersey’s Hiroshima was published, detailing the horrors six ordinary Japanese citizens witnessed on the day and the days after Hiroshima’s bombing. American at the time had no remorse of the dropping of the atomic bomb, the majority approving the bombing due to the fact i helped bring an end to the war with Japan during World War II. Hersey wrote this book in an attempt to bring…...
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Color Symbolism in Movie and Book the Great Gatsby
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There are so many themes in The Great Gatsby, a fictional story, written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. The storyline is set in the 1920s, where “Gin was the national drink and sex was the national obsession”, according to The New York Times. It is a story of passion, hardships, the American dream, prosperity, and hope. One theme in the book is the application of colors and what they symbolize. Yellow is a color frequently associated with wealth and riches. This…...
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Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow: Social Changes in the History of America
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Confucius once said, “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” In the novel Ragtime, written by E.L. Doctorow, Doctorow addresses social issues that are occurring at the time, and does so through the reactions of his characters. During the 1900’s social change was very frequent and Doctorow focuses on how his characters accept the change that occurs. Throughout Ragtime, the difficulty and willingness of accepting change is present within characters and groups of people and the connection between…...
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Analysis of Books about Failure
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“To Err is Wrong” by Roger Von Oech Summary In “To Err is Wrong” Roger Von Oech argues that failure is critical to the “creative process.” Oech points out that from an early age; the education system influences people to believe that “right is good and wrong is bad.” Oech argues that success and failure are both outcomes of the same task. He continues to support his claims by explaining how learning to not make mistakes may lead to a…...
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The Hate U Give
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Who is Starr Carter and why is she important to the book “The Hate U Give”. Starr is a black teenager who sees her friend Khalil get shot. While witnessing Khalil’s death. Starr tries her best to measure a standard life. Starr lives in a lower class neighborhood called Garden Heights but she goes to a school named Williamson Prep which is a wealthy prep school in another town. Starr always has to change between two versions of herself Williamson…...
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Review Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare
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The play Macbeth by Shakespeare builds a representation of how specific events and scenarios create a certain type of mental state for a person. The character Macbeth has shown on several occasions that he is an anxious and worrisome person. These specific traits as well as many others are exhibited in several scenes of the play where Macbeth seems unsure or worried about something. Macbeth’s reactions to Duncan’s death as well as his decision to keep Banquo’s murder a secret…...
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Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie Review
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Reading Tuesdays with Morrie was truly an eye opening experience. In my biased opinion, I sincerely believe that this is a book that everyone should read. This book teaches you about how to be human, how to really enjoy and actually live life. Tuesdays with Morrie is one of the most relatable books I’ve read in awhile. Many of the things Morrie said really resonated with me. From the very first paragraph I was sucked in. Morrie was truly a…...
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My Book Review of Persepolis
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This is my review of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis: The Complete Series. This is my first time reading a graphic novel about a true-life autobiographical theme. My usual graphic novel readings are of super heroes and the like, so this was a first for me. I began reading, fully expecting that I would learn a great deal about middle eastern cultures. Persepolis did not disappoint my desire to learn, and understand women in the Islamic revolution. The theme of the book,…...
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A Wrinkle in Time: Book and Movie Comparison
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In the Book: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle is very divergent from the Movie: A Wrinkle in Time by Jennifer Lee. First, there are similarities and differences when it comes to book and the movie. Although both are interesting to read and watch. Book The Murray family is from Connecticut. Charles wallace is their bological son and brother. The father had already vanished. Calvin met Meg in the woods. Mrs. Who did not fall asleep instantaneously. Calvin, Meg,…...
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Review of Book “Waging the War on Secondhand Smoke”
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I have always taken smoke-free aircraft and smoke-free indoor spaces for granted. However, reading James L. Repace’s Enemy No. 1: Waging the War on Secondhand Smoke made me realise that there has been fights for the right to clean indoor air, which I had previously been unaware of. In fact, only until very recently, indoor smoking was unregulated, i.e., non-smokers had to put up with the smoke, even if they had allergies or medical conditions that were aggravated by it.…...
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“The Chauvinist’s Guide to Modern Romance”: Satirical Guide for Heterosexual Men
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The description for The Chauvinist's Guide to Modern Romance: A True Life Comedy About Men and Women by Morris Rollins claims that the book is a satirical guide for heterosexual men trying to date in the modern world. By describing the various types of men and women, how each thinks and views relationships, and how to communicate effectively, the author guides chauvinists through the methods of having sex with as many women as possible. The author addresses issues cited as…...
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“Fahrenheit 451” Book Review
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It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. Key ideologies that are shown to be integral to the class struggle and revolutionary concepts that progress the ‘base’ of society and through economic determinism provide direction for the development of the ‘superstructure’. In discussing how Bradbury chooses to portray these aspects, the idea that minds are not free and the text is shaped by the authors views can…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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‘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! "…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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…...
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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.…...
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This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix Arizona Setting Analysis
...In conclusion, the journey together created a new bond for the two old friends over the new shared memories and experiences. Victor needed the trip with Thomas Builds-the-Fire to have time to come to terms with the grief from the loss of his father a...
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