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The Lottery vs. The Rocking Horse Winner
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Shirley Jackson, the author of 'The Lottery,' does a fantastic job of pulling you into a feeling of warmth and friendliness. The use of colorful words that lead into the story giving a joyful mood, never letting the surprising ending become apparent until the very end. The suspense is thru-out the whole story wanting to know what the lottery prize will be. The story shows us that winning is not always a joyous occasion. D.H Lawrence Starts 'The Rocking Horse…...
The Lottery
Specific of Characters from “The Lottery”
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The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson, is a tale about a town that behaves what might be viewed as an upsetting and heartless convention every year among the residents. The town convention includes a drawing between each head of the family and their relatives to figure out who wins the lottery every year. The drawing is totally arbitrary and everybody in the town must take an interest. Although most readers would expect that when somebody wins the lottery, they are being…...
The Lottery
“Battle Royale” by Ralph Ellison
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A need for change is a powerful characteristic. Many people say change needs to happen but does nothing about it while on the other hand there’s others who make an effort to change the world the better for themselves or others within our society. The narrator in our story is one of those people who go through life with major struggles but eventually be rewarded by making a name for themselves and sets them apart from others. The narrator and…...
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Concept of Racism in The Invisible Man
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In the Invisible Man, the importance of racial differences are addressed by the anonymous protagonist who shares about his past. Author Ralph Ellison expresses the idea of inequality by portraying the main character as an African American from the south who receives unfair treatment growing up and is “invisible” to the American Society. As the protagonist encounters different characters throughout the novel, Ellison incorporates ideas of social inequality into their roles. Thus … The invisible man’s identity is invisible to…...
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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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The book I am reading is a dystopian novel, it is written by Suzanne Collins, and is named Catching Fire. The main character is Katniss Everdeen. The character changes from being happy about winning the Hunger Games, to losing her home, family, friend, and trust. At the end of the novel, she is stubborn and ignorant. She has gone from having everything to nothing, again. The main character does the right thing when she decides not to kill Finnick and…...
Hunger Games
The Hunger Games and The World
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When Emma and Myrtle were assigned a specific food plan for the benefit of their health, the disadvantage was present always. Not only do they live in two different locations with different access to food, but Myrtle was unable to obtain the amount of food that Emma could. Emma had access to a full-service grocery store, while Myrtle only had access to a convenience store, which doesn’t serve half the amount of fresh items as the full store does. As…...
Hunger Games
Coco – a Story to Remember
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COCO is an American film directed by Adrian Molina inspired on the Mexican holiday “Day of the Dead”, produced by Pixar Animation Studio and released by Walt Disney Pictures. COCO was presented in 2017 in Mexico during the Morella international Film Festival and it was released on the occasion of the holiday “Día de Los Muertos”, November 2, 2017. It is considered the best animation Film in 2017, praised for its animation, voices acting, emotional story, and shows honest respect…...
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The Cinderella Story: A Tale That Was Influenced For Centuries 
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The Cinderella story has thousands of translations and existed through centuries of storytelling. Historically Cinderella can embody a flexible character who can be clever in overcoming adversity in a cruel household while working towards a happy ending. Today many of the lessons and aspects of the tale are still modeled after Charles Perrault and Campbell Grants edition to the story. These author’s heavily influenced the way “Walt Disney” adapted Cinderella. This film version created one of the most popular adaptations…...
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Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell
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Greg Campbell’s Blood Diamonds has definitely enhanced my understanding of Africa and the diamond mining industry. The book covers areas throughout Africa, but predominantly concentrates on Sierra Leone and Angola. Without this book, I honestly would not have had any clue that diamonds even came from Africa. Having read the novel however, I now realize that my knowledge of diamond mining, and all that this involves has been completely superficial, and based on ignorance. While Campbell’s book enlightened me in…...
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Diamonds are a Girls Bestfriend
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When I was young, my parents used to drop me off at my sister's workplace whenever they had to go out, do errands or go to their work. My sister used to work at a jewelry store inside the mall. I was always surrounded by necklaces, watches, bracelets, and rings. Most of them were all made with these so-called diamonds. I remember going around and looking at all the sparkly accessories and that they were priced ridiculously expensive. Now that…...
OtherThe Necklace
“Native Son” by Richard Wright Analysis
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Native Son, written by Richard Wright in 1940, illustrates the life of a 20 year old African American, Bigger Thomas, living in a tenement room in the South Side ghetto with his mother and younger sister and brother. As the novel begins, Bigger’s mother urges him to accept a job that is being offered by Henry Dalton, a wealthy white man who owns much of the property in the ghetto. She tells Bigger that if he refuses, the family will…...
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Native Son: The Effects of Racism in Past and Present Day 
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In the novel Native Son by Richard Wright, he explains the different lifestyles that whites and blacks live. For instance, whites can live how they want with extreme benefits, whereas blacks aren’t as fortunate because of their treatment and conditions. Whites are given many exceeding opportunities that overshadow those of blacks in their society. Because of this, blacks are looked upon many as freaks, being poor and not as equal as everyone else, which leads to racism. Racism is “prejudice,…...
Native SonRichard Wright
Animal Farm Analysis 
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Animal Farm Analysis Setting:- somewhere in EnglandPoint of view:- told by an all-knowing narrator in the third personTone: Tone borders on pessimism, politics, and social justice. Story:- Old Major, calls all animals to a secret meeting, he tells them about his dream of a revolution against the cruel Mr. Jones- Major dies, but the speech gives the more intelligent animals a new outlook on life- the pigs, who are considered the most intelligent animals, instruct the other ones - Napoleon and Snowball…...
Animal Farm
Napoleon’s Cruelty in “Animal Farm”
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Leadership is all about power and the influence it can have. Leaders use their power to get things done. There are two kinds of power. One of them is socialized power in which the leader uses their power for the good of the people. The other kind of power is called personalized power in which the leader uses their power for personal gain (McClelland). Power leads people to be “corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (Lord Acton). In his quote,…...
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Symbolism in “The Great Gatsby” by Fitzgerald
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“I bought a dozen volumes on banking and credit and investment securities, and they stood on my shelf in red and gold like new money from the mint, promising to unfold the shining secrets that only Midas and Morgan and Maecenas knew.” (4) The red and gold here are representing the power and money. Nick Carraway is on his search to find money in the “bond business” and is hoping to gain his money and power and will use his…...
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Main Characters in The Great Gatsby
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Dreams can have a convincing effect in people’s lives. They are what makes people want to push forward each day to achieve something better. The American Dream has been desired by millions all over the world for many years. This country was based on the belief that anyone can fulfill their dreams. However, in the 1920s these hopes, and ambitions began to disintegrate until they eventually fade away. In the story, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald is using symbolism,…...
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  Insights of Dreams in Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass 
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Lewis Carroll was an English writer of world-famous children’s fiction. Lewis Carroll’s classic tales, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass were brilliant works of satire and parody. Satire is defined as the use of wit, irony or sarcasm to expose vice or folly and parody is a humorous or satirical imitation. Throughout both stories Alice in Wonderland uses satire and parody to show the transition from childhood to adulthood. Dreams in Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass depicts…...
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The Truth about Africa in Things Fall Apart, a Novel by Chinua Achebe
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Africa has long suffered from a single story narrative. “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete.” (Adichie) Many people are unaware that there is more to Africa than poverty and wildlife. Through various forms of media the Western world is constantly presented with images of Africa as being entirely different from Western culture. Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is one major source for the stereotypes that…...
Things Fall Apart
Go Ask Alice Website
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While reading through the health answers forum on the Go Ask Alice Website, I came across a plethora of questions from a range of topics such as nutrition, alcohol, and relationships. In response to a question regarding long term nightmares and unfavorable mood, the writer of Go Ask Alice emphasized the biological sources of bad dreams and mood but shined far less light on social aspects that influence an individual’s perception of mental illness as well as means and resources…...
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The Tragic Heroes of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi
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Dueling Tragedies: The Tragic Heroes of Webster's The Duchess of Malfi In Chapter Three of Leech's The Critical Idiom: Tragedy (henceforth shortened as Tragedy), the traditional Aristotelian view of a tragic hero is defined as an exalted person, usually of high rank, who is held because of said rank "in a position of recognizable eminence" (34). Eminence is a key component of being and recognizing an Aristotelian tragic hero because it is eminence which gives the hero his or her…...
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The Different Use of Silence in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Che Guevara, a major influence of the Cuban revolution from 1953 to 1959, once said that "Silence is argument carried out by other means." (Guevara) What could be meant by this quote is that silence can be utilized throughout different ministries by different people. In both Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery” and Suzanne Collins's 374 page novel ”The Hunger Games," citizens participate in traditions involving the sacrifice of innocent human life with silence as a common acknowledgment. However, characterization…...
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A Critical Analysis of J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye
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Critical Analysis of J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye Everyone struggles to find their place in society. Some follow the rules society has set for them exactly, while others have a hard time dealing with the transition from childhood to adulthood. The Catcher in the Rye was written post World War II, and magnifies some of the problems America's youth was going through. Salinger uses everything from comedy and obscenity to violence and death to get his point across. J.D.…...
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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry Analysis
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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is a play based on the Youngers. African-American family that has settled on the lower class. The South Side part of Chicago in the early 1950s. The play’s important part is when the Youngers are about to receive an insurance check for $10,000. The money comes from the now deceased Mr. Youngers, who is the father of Walter Lee, from his life insurance. Every of age character in the family has a…...
A Raisin In The Sun
“A Raisin in the Sun” and What It Means To Me
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Lorraine Hansberry wrote the play “A Raisin in the Sun” about an African American family dealing with the repercussions of racial tension between blacks and whites in the 1950’s. The family struggles to achieve their dreams due to social and economic setbacks. Each family member has their own goals and dreams for themselves and their family. Each character experiences losses while trying to achieve their dreams, and some let their dreams get in the way of reality and family. Lorraine…...
A Raisin In The Sun
Social Media’s Revolution in Fahrenheit 451
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Social Media has influenced today's society from the recent dance trend to updating your favorite influencer or music artist. The mass usage of social media are teenagers and adults have spread causing social media to go largely around the world. In today’s society, social media brings people together because people have opportunities to create relationships with others and provide safe communication from long distance or short distance, but it can also tear people apart due to cyberbullying and the isolation…...
Fahrenheit 451
Farenheit 451 Analysis
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The opening scene in the novel begins with the words “It was a pleasure to burn.” This phrase is used to show how at the beginning of the book Montag loves to burn books and how he thinks books have no help in society to the end of the book where he loves books and is living with people who adore books and idolize them. The opening scene acquaints us to our protagonist, Guy Montag. The author, Ray Bradbury, uses…...
Fahrenheit 451
An Analysis of the Book Soul by Soul Written by Walter Johnson
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Soul by Soul Book Review   Walter Johnson's Soul by Soul: Life Inside Antebellum Slave Market takes the concept of slavery that many learn at young age and splits it in into two more specific yet baffling concepts. Johnson illuminates the true life of a slave and from feeling to lifestyle; he is able to portray an understanding of what a slave's life was like between the 1820's and the 1860's. Johnson also effectively shows how the slave trade was…...
Book Review
Theme of Importance of Books in Fahrenheit 451
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In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury, the author makes the story progress in three parts, each showcasing a different point in life starting with infancy and progressing into adolescence and adulthood. Bradbury also made the main character in the story, Montag change throughout the stages of life in the story. People may change due to the influence of people. Montag changes from being a book burner to an independent knowledge seeker due to the influences of Clarisse. Montag showed how he acted…...
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The Necessity of Cost-Efficient Textbooks
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The Kennel Bookstore needs come up with a better solution to provide education at low price. Over the years, students have complained about the prices and buybacks of the textbooks at the Kennel Book Store. Students tend to buy or rent books from other sites for cheaper price. For return, these sites give one to two weeks once school starts. Students have more time of think about if they want to keep the book or return. The main idea of…...
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The Satirism in Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”
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Jonathan Swift's IA Modest Proposalı (1729) is one of the greatest satires written in history. It deals with overpopulation and undernourishment problems in Ireland. Swift makes a very interesting proposal, to put an end to all this problems. As the reader starts reading several questions pop into his mind. What exactly is the narratoris so called Imodesti proposal? What is Swiftis real purpose in his essay? What changes does he hope for Ireland? Whose hearts and minds does Swift hope…...
A Modest Proposal
Analysis of Novels of Rudolfo Anaya
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Rudolfo Anaya born October 30, 1937, is often regarded now as one of the greatest authors in Chicano literature if not the best and rightfully so, with outstanding works such as Bless Me Ultima, Heart Of Aztlan, Tortuga and a series of compelling mystery novels as well as other stories reflecting himself. Each of these novels deals with and or either revolve around the problems of a young character most likely of Hispanic origin and or the book is showing…...
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Multicultural Novel: In the Time of the Butterflies
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The novel “In the Time of Butterflies” is rich with Dominican culture and customs. Throughout the story we not only learn about their beliefs but also their government and how it affects their citizens on a day-to-day basis. The Dominican Republic is a vast region with many different customs and traditions and inspired the novel, “In the Time of Butterflies” while under the rule of dictator Rafael Trujillo. While their culture is very different than American culture, if you look…...
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“How to Read Literature Like a Professor” Book Analysis
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Within the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster, Foster affirms that there are deeper literary meanings interlaced within literary texts. The author teaches the reader how to uncover those hidden truths by reading such texts with the knowledge and perception of a professor. Through Foster's help, the reader is able to identify and decode literary elements that are detrimental to the true meaning of a text that can easily be overlooked as having little…...
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An Analysis of The Other Side, Act of Union and The Ministry of Fear
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Seamus Heaney Heaney, by his own definition, was always a 'bookish creature'. Born near Castledawson, in County Derry, as the eldest son of eight children born in a Catholic Nationalist family, he made the usual transition to the Catholic education system. At an early age, he began to discard the history of farming with which his family had been associated for generations, to become Ireland's greatest living poet. He started school at St Columb's college in Derry as a boarder…...
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A Look at the Life and Writings of Edgar Allan Poe: The Cask of Amontillado
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Edgar Allan Poe is considered to be the master of the short fiction in Literature. His works seem to be based upon his tumultuous relationship with his stepfather. Grolier's Encyclopedia tells us Poe like his stepfather was an orphan at an early age. It also tells us Poe was reared by John and Frances Allan. He left the country for his early childhood schooling and returned to the United States in 1820. Grolier's says in 1827, he was estranged by…...
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The Personification of Death in The Book Thief, a Novel by Mark Zusak
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The Book Thief is a successful book due to its original plot and unique writing techniques. It is a story about a young orphan during the Second World War and her journey. A distinctive feature of this story is that it is being narrated by a personification of death. At the mention of death it is only natural to feel uncomfortable. But Death, as the narrator, shows a variety of traits relatable enough that at times we even forget our…...
The Book Thief
A Rhetorical Analysis of Franklin and Freud: Love in the “Autobiography” by Ada Van Gastel
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In my Rhetorical analysis of Franklin and Freud: Love in the “Autobiography" by Ada Van Gastel I speak about Van Gastels techniques and how he uncovers many things in Autobiography by using Freud's theories from Civilization and its Discontents. I analyzed how Van Gastel took the concept of sublimation and applied it to many different parts of Franklins story. Van Gastel uses many differently literary elements to make his point about sublimation and tie the two books together. Aimed at…...
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An Analysis of Dracula by Bram Stoker as an Example of a Well-Constructed Novel
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In Bram Stokers novel Dracula, the first chapter presents the audience with the narrator Jonathan Harker describing a sunny day is Munich, however as Mr. Harker prepares to go for a drive his coachman Johann is warned to be back before nightfall because it is Walpurgis Nacht. While on his drive Mr. Harker discovers a road that leads to an abandoned village that Johann refuses to take. Mr. Harker gives up on having Johann take him down this road and…...
Dracula
A Research on Why Book Are Banned in American Classrooms
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Banning books in classrooms is becoming a huge controversy in America today. Banning books refers to books being disallowed from being taught in school curriculums. There is a long history of banning books in classrooms, although the reasons have changed overtime due to changes in society. However, books are usually banned due to their content making people uncomfortable. My major is Early Childhood Education, so I think it is important for me to stay up to date with what is…...
Banned Books
The Similarities and Differences between Stay Sweet As You Are by Doug Lantry and Girl by Jamaica Kincaid
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The readings “Stay Sweet As You Are,” by Doug Lantry and “Girl,” by Jamaica Kincaid have many similarities and differences. Both target women but, have differences in time period and behavior. These stories both have interesting backgrounds. In "Stay As Sweet As You Are" Lantry analyzes a few different articles in different decades to prove Women's behavior to be unique in each case. While the background in “Girl” Jamaica Kincaid from New York tells also is about the women's behavior,…...
Girl By Jamaica Kincaid
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“A Raisin in the Sun” and What It Means To Me
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