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The Catcher in the Rye

Therefore it can be said that the author of The Catcher in the Rye achieves a great amount by using the flashback technique. It has made the story more enjoyable to read, easier to understand, kept the reader intrigued and allowed for a more intellectual side to reading. Intellectually it makes us think critically about the novel naturally. Thus the flashback technique is a wise choice in this typ...

Modern english literature

It goes without saying, almost, that merely learning the above few pages, parrot-fashion, will not be sufficient to pass the examination: they represent only a skeletal outline. Also, you need to be succinct. No linguistic bulimia or irrelevant sentences, please! I shall immediately see through any examination paper that appears to rely only on this brief guide. Most marks will be awarded for evid...

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"The Shack" by William P. Young

#3 Rando – remembering the good and bad experiences of their camping trip. #3 Worden – Trying to move on with wife and family, accepting the loss, but unfortunately emotionally shutting down. #4 Rando – Though Mack questioned God’s actions over the tragedy of Missy’s death, to heal he had to learn trust, forgiveness and to relinquish control. #5 Rando and #4 Worden – Once Mack has retu...

Emily Dickinson's "A Certain Slant of Light" Analysis Essay

“When it goes, ‘tis like the Distance, On the look of Death.” (15-16) Dead people have a distant look to them since the life in their being is gone somewhere else. We also see the exit of winter light at the end of the day in the same distant way we might see some deaths. Death is mysterious to those on earth, just as the sunset in the heart of winter is. The day is blanketed in shadows due ...

‘The Tell Tale Heart’ : Is He Truly Insane

Due to many pieces of evidence, it is highly evident that the narrator in the short story ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ is in fact, insane. It is clear that he insane because he watched the old man sleep for countless days, cut up the corps of the old man and placed it underneath the boards of the floor, and claimed he heard the heartbeat of the old man once he was dead. All these opinions that are st...

Shakespeare - Sonnet 116 Analysis and Interpretation

This metaphor makes the message more clear, because you can imagine this star guiding the lost sailors in the middle of the ocean and you understand the meaning of the words in an other way than if he had just written: “love is priceless”. In the third quatrain, he begins with: “Love is not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle’s compass come.” First of all...

Doubt in Macbeth

Doubt really is one of the great themes of Macbeth. Throughout the novel one finds both small and large elements of doubt. Besides from the quotes and parts that I have chosen to analyze, there are a lot more to find. There is a doubt going around about who committed the murderer, and if there is such cruelty and hunger for power as it seems Macbeth has. What it all comes back to, is his self-doub...

Business Management of Amazon

Also, Amazon seeks to help the environment in a more convenient way through Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging. Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging is a multi-year initiative designed to make it easier for customers to liberate products from their packages. Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging eliminates hard plastic "clamshell" cases and those annoying plastic-coated wire ties, commonly used in toy pac...

Distinctively Visual - Henry Lawson

The laborious description of the ‘formidable bomb’ leaves us certain of its capacity to harm when it was ‘wedged into his (Tommy’s) broardest silliest grin.’ Lawson immediately quickens the pace of the text through exclaimed dialogue and short sentences, ‘’Run, Andy! Run!’. He slows again to provide a humourous picture of the various running styles and speeds ‘Dave and Jim were g...

Biblical Themes in Politcal Discourse

 Vahabova, D. (). The known as unknown. Catalogue. Baku: Yeni Qaleyera.  Barthes, R. (). El grado cero de la escritura. Madrid: Siglo XXI.  Sánchez Trigueros, A. ed. (). Sociología de la literatura. Madrid: Síntesis.  Vahabova, op cit., p..  Vahabova, op cit., p..  Vahabova, op cit., p..  Daimi, T. (). Azerbaijan c...

Emily Dickinson

Cullina, Alice, Soman Chainani, and et al. "Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems Study Guide : Summary and Analysis of "Because I could not stop for Death"" GradeSaver. N.p., 26 Jul 2009. Web. 30 Apr 2012. Dickinson, Emily. Some Keep The Sabbath Going to Church. Johnson, Thomas H. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. New York: Back Bay Books, 30 Jan 1976. Print. Dickinson, Emily. Because I could no...

Social Criticism in the Hunger Games and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Nevertheless, Collins and Carroll make us aware of the fact that, even if we feel ourselves living in a modern world, we are still oppressed and in a way demand to revolt against this. Another startling fact, presented by both authors, is the way social pressure influences our identity. Especially children can have a hard time, confronted with so many societal expectations they have to fulfill. It...

Comparison of 'Bayonet Charge' and 'Belfast Confetti'

Neither of the poems use any rhyme. Rhyme can sometimes suggest harmony as the sounds match, but Carson is trying to stress the division in the city and the blunt, aggressive and violent events. In Hughes’s poem the lack of rhyme is perhaps because the man has just ‘jumped up’ and is running in a bewildered way, so again, rhyming would be too neat and ordered to effectively convey this chaot...

Distinctively Visual

Ramon Tong’s ‘African Beggar’ utilises distinctively visual language techniques to create and perceive a relationship with the persona and his world and therefore understand the challenges he faces. The metaphor ‘a heap of verminous rags and matted hair’ is used to establish an image of a ‘thing’ rather than a human as ‘verminous’ is usually associated with flies and ‘matted h...

The Themes in Tiger in the Tunnel

Another theme of story is the existence of the cycle of life and death. Ruskin’s story is an unblinking depiction of this harshness of life. Although the story momentarily leads us to suspect that Baldeo will prevail in his combat with the tiger, the story lacks a fairy-tale ending. Baldeo is killed, but the tiger dies as well. Each is overwhelmed by a superior force. The story shows that death...

Sleep and Poetry

The narrator, addresses (or talks to) its subject directly(specific characteristic of ode). Over the course of its eight stanzas, the poem alternates between the physical world of the speaker and the 'eternal' world of the nightingale, using allusion (references to other pieces of literature or mythology) and imagery (language that affects the reader's senses). Ultimately, the speaker realizes the...

How is violence presented in Lord of the Flies?

Towards the novel’s conclusion, we are brought back to reality and reminded that these ‘savages’, are in fact just a “group of painted boys”. This is another way that violence is presented in the novel; because we are shown that all these horrific actions in the novel, were in fact only performed by little, once innocent children. Indeed, the violence had been so strenuous, that is had c...

The importance of reading books

So, books are one of the greatest wonders in the world. They stay with us during the whole life: in babyhood we hear parents read us fairy tales, in our teens we swallow exciting suspense novels page after page and when we become adults we still find gripping books that absorb us. But today many people say that modern life is so fast and full of action that they don’t have time and...

A Discussion of Heroism in Literature and Film

"Hero." Dictionary.com website. URL: http://Dictionary.reference.com/browse/hero Keen, M. "Robin Hood a Peasant Hero." EBSCOhost database. URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=9110210460&loginpage=Login.asp&site=ehost-live Otto, M. "Girl Sleuth and the Fountain of Youth; At 75, Nancy Drew Continues to Enchant Readers--and Now Academics, Too." ProQuest d...

The Crucible and Mccarthyism

There were many however, who could see through McCarthy’s façade and did not comply with the H.U.A.C (House Un-American Activities Committee) investigations. Among those suspected was Arthur Miller, who had been accused of associating with communists. From his personal experience and disgust at the treatment of minority groups he wrote The Crucible. Arthur Miller used a historical American eve...

Gwen Harwood Relationships Throughout Poems

In conclusion, Gwen Harwood deals with the constant relevant issues of loss and consolation by the enduring power of poetic treatment of age and youth. In my opinion, on the most profound of universal truths, there is no certainty in life and we must deal with events and situations as we encounter them. Harwood’s poetry distinctly presents a slight difference throughout exploration of the relat...

About Dead Stars

It is in this part of the paper where STRUCTURALISM as a literary lens was employed. This is an approach which asserts that literature is a text. A particular structure of language produces reality. This further includes literary interpretation via binary opposition (concepts in opposition) and signification (signifier and signified). Through simply looking into and interpreting the lines of the s...

The ways Steinbeck creates dislike of and sympathy for Curley’s wife in his novel "Of Mice and Men"

Although we see this different side to Curley’s wife, Candy still has his misogynistic opinion of Curley’s wife, ‘Ever’body knowed you’d mess things up’ this show that Candy blames Curley’s wife for what has happened even though Lennie was the one who murdered Curley’s wife. Candy’s lack of sympathy towards her creates more sympathy from the reader. Steinbeck does this to show th...

Romeo and Mercutio as Contrast Characters

This is very different to how Romeo views dreams because he evidently thinks that dreams are very reliable as he says that it wouldn’t make sense to go to the ball, purely based on the fact that he had ‘dreamt a dream.’ This demonstrates how he believes that his dream would be a reliable source to base his decisions on. Also Mercutio think that dreams are powerless and ridiculous. This is ev...

Rhetorical Situation

By this quote Bazerman means that context can also include others past experiences that the writer has learned about. “Context could also be related to the type of text you’re writing—for example, in a timed essay test factors like how long you have to write and how broad or narrow the questions are will have a major effect on what you say and how you say it”, as quoted in the CSUS Student...

Transcript of A Moonlight Fable by H.G. Wells

The boy loved his suit so much that he dreamt about it. He would often take the suit out of it's storage and admire it. His mother allowed him to wear the suit on Sundays to church, but with tissue covering the buttons so they wouldn't tarnish and tacked on protective guards on the elbows and cuffs so they wouldn't tear. Whenever the boy would peek at the buttons under the tissue wrap, he would no...

Literature Review on Business Ethics

value-based leadership. The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, 8(4), 201-215. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17479881211323599 Cameron, K. (2011). Responsible leadership as virtuous leadership. Journal of Business Ethics, 98(1), 25-35. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-011-1023-6 Daft, R. L. (2013). Organization theory & design. Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning....

Symbolism and Magical Realism of Gabriel Marquez

Faulkner, Tom. "An overview of 'A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings,'." Gale Online Encyclopedia. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Literature Resource Center. Web. 5 Nov. 2013. "Gabriel Garcia Marquez." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Literature Resource Center. Web. 5 Nov. 2013. Gabriel García Márquez, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”, pages 590-594 in Compact Literature: Reading, ...

Literature Review Influencer Marketing

Exactly what is included in Influencer Marketing depends on the context (B2C or B2B) and the medium of influence transmission (online or offline, or both). But it is increasingly accepted that companies are keen to identify and engage with influencers. As Keller and Berry note, Business is working harder and paying more to pursue people who are trying to watch and listen less to its messages.” T...

Lord of the Flies: Civilization vs. Savagery

The last example of the deterioration of the rules of civilization is the boy’s fear of the great beast and how they began to offer sacrifices to the beast. Throughout the novel, the beasts caused a great amount of fear within the boys. The fear started within littleuns being afraid of the dark and many other objects on the island. The fear began in the big-uns when Sam and Eric claim to be chas...

Atticus Finch

Atticus is obviously a very wise man, who can get the job done. In the part of the story with Mrs. Dubose, Atticus states, “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what” (93). Atticus uses many quotes like this in the b...

Shame Is Worth a Try Book Review

By reading “Shame is worth a try’’, I have to agree that something by being shame, may be a better punishment than sending people to jail. The example of a mother had to write a newspaper article when she was caught buying marijuana with her children in the car. For me, this punishment is effective. Even though they seem not making any sense, but they are cheaper than sending them to jail. A...

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

“Her feet heavier than they had ever been before, heart swelling in her chest, she stepped onto the road.” Zusak uses this act to show that sometimes the pull of love is far stronger than the fear of any punishment. The second event is when after the war, Liesel is working in a shop and a man comes in looking for her. She comes out and sees Max and in the words of Death “They both fell to t...

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Of Mice and Men: How does the author show sympathy for Curley's wife

...Moreover, I feel sympathetic towards her because her dreams were futile and it was only at death that she could be rid of all the male dominance that corrupted and controlled her life. After all, it was a man who gave her the 'false hopes entity' tha ...

Compare and Contrast the Ways in Which Shakespeare and Webster Present Hamlet and Bosola as Tragic Heroes.

...Allan, Phillip. Hamlet: Phillip Allan Literature Guide for A-Level. Hodder Education: Oxford shire, 2011. Bell, Millicent. Hamlet, Revenge! The Hudson Review, Vol. 51, No. 2 (Summer, 1998), pp. 310-328. Boas, George. The Evolution of the Tragic Hero. ...

Explore the Ways in Which Bullies and Victims Are Present in Lord of the Flies and Dna

...In Richard’s speech at the end of the play, he tells Phil that Cathy is ‘insane’, and that ‘She cut a first year’s finger off’. Cathy and Roger are similar in that they both seem to enjoy inflicting pain on other people; they both come ac ...

Othello: a noble character who loses but ultimately regains our sympathy

...She asserts her innocence, but Othello smothers her. Again, I have no compassion for this act whatsoever. Desdemona did not deserve to die “a guiltless death”. After realisin the truth, Othello is crushed “Are there no stones in heaven but what ...

Tomorrow When the War Began Jhn Marsen - Change Theme

...Had I killed out of | love of my friends, family and for the land? Or had I killed because I valued my life above that of others?” Marsden compared and used the rhetorical questions to lead the reader into questioning him or herself, what would I ...

How does Steinbeck present the relationship between George and Lennie in "Of Mice and Men"

...Steinbeck could be showing that relatiosnhips don't last forever, as george killed lennie in the end. Perhaps people knew this hence why they didn't try to build relationships because they knew what the outcome would be like. There's more pain in kno ...

What is there about fire that’s so lovely

...In tonight’s reading, Montag successfully exterminates two of the three things that hold him back from outright emancipation. To eliminate Chief Beatty and his past, Montag uses fire. Up to this point, Montag uses fire as a tool for dissipation. In ...

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