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Self-relience and Drug Addition in Butler's Novel

According to Margalit, Even though America is still in presumption democracy, there is no one in Laurent’s family and neighborhood that is ready to vote except her father. Basic goods are scarce and high-priced. Outside the enclosed neighborhoods, there is anarchy. People have entered in all types of depression. For example, drug addiction and disease is rampant, corpses lie all over the streets...

Context and Setting in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go

According to various reseachers, Ishiguro's novels share similarities in a particular aspect that is they are first-person narrators. This allows the reader to view the events of “Never Let Me Go”from the position of someone present and involved , in this case Katty. In this way the reader is given an insight into the character herself and at the same time can also directly experience what is ...

"Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet did a good job at alternating between telling the story at adolescent Henry's war years with his later life in 1986. The author manages to tell the story of the Japanese evacuation, of the struggles between generations in immigrant families, and of the friendship that later turned into love between Henry and Keiko. This book also tells an important story, th...

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Beka Lamb by Zee Edgell

In spite of these parent-teen conflicts, Beka does have a loving relationship with her parents. Her family is one of only two nuclear families in the community, and while her parents do not love all that Beka does, they do love her. Beka begs her father for a second chance at school, promising to pass this time, and Bill Lamb eventually relents. A nun at Beka’s school, Sister Gabriela, takes Bek...

Literary Analysis of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde was known to be a man that challenged the conventions of Victorian society. He never goes into detail about the unscrupulous things that Dorian does throughout the text, and this literary decision spares the readers of sensibilities but also illustrates Dorian’s lack of cognizance. If anything, the protagonist simply records life, rather than earnestly feeling anything at all. Given ...

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Dialectical Journal

I can understand why no one ever felt any sympathy for Dick as he was walking up to die because Dick was a rough and tough guy who never let anyone see his true emotions. However, with Perry, I believe that most of the audience has begun to feel sorry for him. Unlike Dick, he doesn’t hide his feelings. He is afraid of what will come next, and that has evoked a response from Detective Dewey. But,...

The narrator’s jealousy of Rebecca

One of the major themes of the novel is the narrator’s search to establish her own identity. Du Maurier establishes this theme from the very beginning by maintaining the narrator’s anonymity, as only Maxim learns the narrator’s “lovely and unusual” name. When she marries Maxim, the narrator is automatically given a new identity as Mrs. de Winter, but she does not feel comfortable or sui...

"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...

Peak Book

The theme of adventure is shown when peak travels and goes on adventures to climb the ice mountains. Adventure is an important aspect of this book and is shown is the text in many different ways but mainly touring and climbing. Overall the book “Peak” is a story with major themes involved that are important in the novel “Peak” because it brings the readers interest, understanding and many...

"Three men in a boat" by Jerome K. Jerome

I forget the other ingredients, but I know nothing was wasted; and I remember that, towards the end, Montmorency, who had evinced great interest in the proceedings throughout, strolled away with an earnest and thoughtful air, reappearing, a few minutes afterwards, with a dead water-rat in his mouth, which he evidently wished to present as his contribution to the dinner; whether in a sarcastic spir...

Love and Sacrifice

Throughout the novel, Amir has some very negative personality traits. He is selfish, demanding, cowardly, disrespectful and jealous. He does not seem like the type of person that will do something for another out of the kindness of their heart. He always thinks about himself and what he wants. He has never sacrificed anything for the people he loves. Growing up with the memory of Hassan’s rape ...

Human Issues in Novel Jasper Jones

Eliza doesn’t really make an appearance in the novel until about halfway through, but by that time we are shown that Eliza is already quite matured and grown up. Eliza has to realise that her sister committed suicide to escape her violent father and Eliza come to the realise the truth about human nature that it isn’t all nice smiles and hellos people hurt other people on purpose just because t...

Gang Violence in On the Sidewalk Bleeding

In conclusion the author has used many techniques of writer’s craft such personification and language to make the reader sympathise towards the main character Andy. Although not much action happens in the short story, the author still manages to make us feel sorry for Andy as Andy goes through his life and realises that he has done nothing major in his life expect make stupid mistake of joining ...

Paulo Coelho and His Novel The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a really good book and the author, Paulo Coelho, does a great job of relating the story in a way that will inspire lectors in many aspects of their life such as personal or professional. You can't help but to start thinking of your own dreams and how they may or may not have fallen by the wayside as you encountered some of the obstacles that the young shepherd boy has to overcome....

"The Messenger" by Markus Zusak

Violence plays a big role, starting with the bank robbery. Ed will and did face a lot of violence from Edgar street, the rose brothers, the sledge match, Daryl and Keith, an as readers we are quite aware that all of these obstacles have shaped and changed Ed’s life mostly for the better. This is usually shown with Ed’s ease with violence, even when confronted by a bank robber with a gun, he re...

The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif Analysis

‘’I cannot forget the Afghans who have not met with good fortune, and I never will.’’ (Pg. 253) This shows how Najaf does not neglect to recall where he came from and those who were left behind in Afghanistan seeking for the exact same thing he fortunately got. In conclusion, the actions, thoughts and decisions Najaf makes only reveals what a genuinely good individual he is. From having ho...

'Sold' by Patricia McCormick

10. Would you recommend this novel to a friend? Why or why not? Absolutely, this was amazing book with a heartbreaking story. Sold, truly puts life into perspective when placed in the shoes of a 13 year old girl sold into sexual slavery by her own family. After reading a while i became addicted. I fell in and out of this story and that is what i am looking for in a book. I would recommend this boo...

Character Daisy Buchanan is Victim or Villain

The death of Gatsby has to be the cruellest thing Daisy has done to him. Breaking the promise and toying with his affections was nothing compared to hiding the truth from every one. She killed Myrtle which led to the death of two men. None of these suggest that Daisy is the victim, but rather, she is the cause of most of the problems that occur in the novel. She was able to keep her finance and co...

A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove by James Moloney

Carl is big, awkward, and well aware of his body. The Oxford dictionary defines "body image" as the subjective picture or mental image of one's own body. For Carl body image is important, other then being low is self esteem, he is so self-conscience of what other people might say or think about him he wore a t-shirt when he went swimming to protect himself from public humiliation, "he was ashamed ...

Enoch's Two Letters by Alan Sillitoe - Book Analysis

This novel really reminds me of the movie home alone, because it also is about a little boy, about the same age, getting left alone. He gets fascinated of the idea to be the boss of the house, but also gets scared of it at the same time, just like Enoch does when he realizes that he’s alone. Throughout the movie he shows a lot of courage like Enoch, but in this case by scaring robbers away and l...

Fight Royal by Ralph Ellison

The narrator described in the story directly correlates to the life Ellison lived. He was one who was “others” and was blindfolded his entire life, following orders from whites and having the whites take advantage of him. The naked woman symbolized the amount of control whites had in society and how many women were disrespected whether white or black. Ellison also discusses the American Dream ...

"Generals Die in Bed" by Charles Yale Harrison

A mood and feeling of anxiety comes from an overwhelming responsibility to over see the well being of your troops as they rest. This explains the importance of staying awake on sentry duty. This feeling and notion of death could potentially be around the corner will leave one full of stress and anxiety. The gloominess comes from being surrounded by death and sadness amoungst your fellow troops and...

Joseph Andrews as a Picaresque Novel

There are certain sections where picaresque tradition is not strictly being followed and it seems as if the author is subtly preaching moral values and is hence being didactic. Also, Henry Fielding might himself call it a comic epic poem in prose and whatever the motive behind writing it he may describe, be it anti-Pamelism or whatever, but when we look at it in a broader perspective we can clear...

'Looking for Alaska' by John Green

There are many instances where Miles tries to figure out how Alaska's death occurred, why it happened, what really are about, and Alaska Young's last words. Death plays an important part in life, although many people fail to see it. It is a subject most people avoid talking about, as the thought itself scares them, but it is important to face death and be aware that it can touch anyone in anyway c...

Is Billy Pilgrim Character Sane

So even though this may not be the happiest point in Billy’s life, in this author’s opinion, it is doubtful that it has altered his state of mind, however everyone is entitled to their own opinion and so a reader may interpret otherwise. Although looking at Billy’s past may give hints as to his sanity, looking at his actual thoughts would be a lot more helpful in making the final decision....

"Sons and Lovers" as Psychological Novel

William and his Mother - In the novel the unhappy married life of Lawrence’ s parents is reflected in the ill-matched and unhappy marriage between Walter Morel, a miner and Gertrude Morel, an educated and cultured lady. After the birth of the first son William, Mrs. Morel begins to alienate and hate her husband. As William grows up he also begins to hate his father at the instance of his mother....

Paranting Issues in Novels Two Kinds and Girl

They both go through a period of being told what to be and what to do. Both girls resent the pressure and expectations put on them in their adolescence, but in the end, they choose paths that lead back to their beginnings. Amy Tan's girl spends a good portion of her youth hating practicing piano. As an adult, she plays an entire piece of music and is marveled by the beauty of it. In some respects,...

"Obasan" By Joy Kogawa

In conclusion, Obasan, by Joy Kogawa deals with the issue of racism in a very efficient way by using unique images of animals to not only represent human beings in society, but also to help support the theme of this dehumanization. Racism in society is extremely awful as it is based on utterly false beliefs. In the novel, for example, all Japanese were considered to be evil people even though the ...

Doungy by James Moloney Book Review

The funny atmosphere between Luke and his Mum is the same in many families today- parents and children aren't very close due to poor communication. When they start talking its like floodwaters, but this flood of communication soon slows to a trickle, as Alison starts acting like a teacher- according to Luke. What he doesn't realize is that Alison just wants what is best for him. Instead Luke runs...

"Strange Objects" by Gary Crew

Conflict is defined in the Oxford dictionary as 'a serious disagreement or argument, an incompatibility between opinions'. In Strange Objects both storylines have conflicts such as killing, fighting and conflict caused by lack of trust. Messenger becomes a more defensive person because he wants to keep the ring for himself. There is conflict with his mother by getting a lock on his door from Kratz...

Santiago as a Jesus Chirst Figure

This similarity strongly proposes the idea that Santiago is a strong Christ ? gure. Because of the way Santiago walked home was exactly the way Christ walked to his cruci? xion, the wounds in Santiago's hands were similar to Jesus's, and he had a devoted follower like the Messiah did, Santiago is a representative of Christ. It will never be possible for anyone to become an exact replica of The Lor...

'The handmaids Tale' and '1894'

In conclusion both novels give us a view of a fictional dystopian society and warn how events could take place in the world today. Although they are of the same genre the worlds are created by different language features and styles. The author's had different concerns of the world at the time they were writing so the dystopias keep people under their control in different ways and for different rea...

"Fighting Ruben Wolfe" by Markus Zusak

What does it mean to be a Wolfe, what does it mean to be a fighter, what does it mean to fight and become a winner. In life there is always some misfortune that is going to try and bring you down, but you learn that those experiences are the things that make you stronger. The Wolfe Pack, as Cameron describes his family, were determined to fight back, to hold their pride and in time they were able ...

Hager Shipley in "The Stone Angel"

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Melina Marchetta's "Looking for Alibrandi"

Melina Marchetta has written a novel, Looking of Alibrandi, which shows the youth of today that in order to discover your identity you need to have travelled the journey of life, however short that may be. She uses John Barton, Josephine Alibrandi, Katia Alibrandi and Jacob Coote to show that no matter how old or how bad you think you life is you can still make the decisions to make it better or w...

Maiden Voyage by Denton Welch Book Analysis

Everything was still and silent, in an early-afternoon torpor. The only sound came from the stunted bushes which squeaked and grated linguistically as the wind passed through them. Pillars and scarves of dust and sand rose up from the ground, eddying and swirling themselves into flat sheets which hovered in the air. Harsh spears of grass stuck up through the sand. The soles of my shoes began to b...

Italo Calvino's "Nonexistent Knight"

It is here that I feel Bradamantes role as Sister Theodoras self-insert comes into full play. Theodora says early in the novella that writing is her penance, now at the end she says this tale that has been her task to write was one she experienced for herself and that she still has had many other adventures for which punishment she was tasked to record. Im certain, however, that the writing punish...

'A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove' by James Moloney

This means she is a freer person and is comfortable within herself, which at the beginning of the novel she wasnt. Maddie also learns to stand up for herself, as she doesnt let Nathan push her around. Shows youre a better judge that me. Maddie laughed He said some terrible stuff about your brother and Aunt (quote pg 154). This shows that Maddie is sick of Nathan and is ready to dump him which she ...

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