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Theodor Seuss Geisel's Expertise: Dr. Seuss - Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is the American author of many popular children’s books. As an author, poet, cartoonist, and political activist, Geisel is considered to be extraordinary in the world of children’s writings. Born in 1904, on Howard Street in Springfield, Massachusetts is where he developed the aspiration to create such whimsical rhymes. Through the gift of his compelling imagination and amusing language, Dr. Seuss encourages young children to relish and enjoy reading at a young age....   [tags: biography, children's book]
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Comparison of the Introductions of In-N-Out Burger and Fast Food Nation - There seems a clear contrast between the introductions of two bestselling books In-N-Out Burger and Fast Food Nation although they both focus on fast food industry. In the prologue of In-N-Out Burger, the author Stacy Perman writes not about the hamburgers or the company, but mainly about the phenomena that the burgers caused. First she describes in details how the residents of Tucson, Arizona reacted when a new In-N-Out Burger shop came to their town. In the later part of the chapter, she shows the readers how celebrities love the burgers....   [tags: Book Compare Contrast]
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‘The Feminine Mystique’ by Betty Friedan - The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan, London, Victor Gollancz LTD, 1963, 410 pp., ISBN 0-575-00951-9 ‘The Feminine Mystique’, first published in the year of 1963, is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential books in the 20th century as well as in the history of feminism. (Fox, 2006) The book signals the beginning of the second wave of the feminist movement as feminism literature to illustrate and analyse female problems in 1960s America. (Fox, 2006) At the same time, it is a declaration to proclaim an era in which American women strove towards the equality that females refused to be subordinate to patriarchal ideology anymore....   [tags: Book Review, Literary Analysis]
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Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger - It is often informative as well as interesting to analyze the differences and the similarities between a book and that books movie adaption. This is especially true when the book is based on actual events due to the fact that it allows one to get a real sense of how film makers can manipulate certain elements to make the story more entertaining. It is obvious that the author of Friday Night Lights, H.G. Bissinger, and the director of the movie, Peter Berg, were attempting to portray Boobie and the other characters involved in the most realistic way....   [tags: book, movie adaptation, struggles]
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Women's Roles: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust - Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust chronicles the transition of women’s roles and attitudes in the South during the Civil War. The work of Faust does not only deal with the roles of women but also the changing attitudes of men in relation to the status of women in the South. The war itself was integral in the transformation of women and would bring about these changes for the better but would be painful for many who were raised in the subservient culture of southern society....   [tags: book review, freedom]
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Exploring Hitler's Propaganda through The Boy Who Dared by Bartoletti - Jewish people were not the only people affected by Hitler during World War II. Germans were also greatly affected and influenced by the Nazi propaganda. Hitler spread his message by integrating propaganda into schools to influence and manipulate children. The Peoples Radio was another tool used by the Nazis to spread their ideas. Those who did not conform to Hitler’s ideology were persecuted and punished severely. In the The Boy Who Dared, author Susan Campbell Bartoletti introduces several fictional characters to demonstrate how easily the Germans were manipulated into supporting Hitler’s ideology about Germany and its future....   [tags: World History, Book Review]
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‘The Medium is the Message’ by Marshall McLuhan - Marshall McLuhan: Unbound, The Medium is the Message, by Marshall McLuhan, Suite J Corte Madera, Gingko Press, 2005, Edited by Eric McLuhan and W. Terrence Gordon,23 pp., £47.00, ISBN 1-58423-051-7 Marshall McLuhan, one of the most important and influential scholars of the Toronto School astonished the whole world in the 1960s with his media theories- ‘The medium is the message’ and ‘The medium is the extensions of man’. These two notions were firstly arisen in the book ‘Understanding Media’ (McLuhan, 2001)....   [tags: Book Review, Literary Analysis]
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Schools Where Everyone Belongs Curriculum Review - As an educator you may encounter many obstacles and have to overcome several hurdles, but they all key to you being successful at your job. One thing that Administrators and Educators face alike is the constant occurrences of bullying in schools. No matter what school or where it is, bullying has the potential to occur and most likely is already present. The Schools Where Everyone Belongs is curriculum that can be used to effectively teach Administration and Educators how to understand, and deal with bullying....   [tags: Book Review, Educators, Bullying] 757 words
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Devotion to Life and to Live - Devotion to Life and to Live Willa Cather grew up living on the plains of Nebraska. The plain prairies helped influence Willa Cather into using her memory as well as her realism frame working to create the familiar stories we know today such as My Antonia, O Pioneers, One of Ours, and many more. Cather’s fiction is characterized by a strong sense of place, the subtle presentation of human relationships, an often unconventional narrative structure, and a style of clarity and beauty (Willa). Her books draw upon her memories and knowledge of Nebraska recreating personal relationships and stories with friends she cared most about....   [tags: Author Analysis] 785 words
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Thai Ways, by Denis Segaller - Thai Ways Kacey Abbott University of Utah PRT 3610 11/22/2013 The book that I chose to review is Thai Ways. The book is written by Denis Segaller and he is the main character to the book. The book is written from his point of view and it is all about his experiences while living in Thailand. Denis Segaller was born in London, England in 1915. He studied at London University and earned his B.S. degree in physics. He later found his calling in making documentary films. During World War II he made films on radar for the British government....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Book Background]
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Jane Austen's Life and Work - Jane Austen, one of the most celebrated novelists, wrote seven of the most distinguished novels in the English language. Her first novel--which she started in 1795, revised in 1809 or 1810, and finally published in 1811—was Sense and Sensibility. Many agree that her most renowned work would be Pride and Prejudice. Austen began writing in her early twenties but did not publish her work until later in her life. She obtained a better education than most women of her time. Born in Steventon Village in Hampshire on December 16, 1775, Austen was born into an upper middle class family....   [tags: Author Biography]
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Misery by Stephen King - Misery by Stephen King Book Report The stories setting takes place in Western Colorado. In Western Colorado in a home of a retired nurse named Annie is where the whole story takes place. Annie's home is a two story log cabin out in the middle of nowhere. The closest neighbors are miles away. It takes place in the middle of winter snow storms. The story is about Paul Sheldon who is the author of a best-selling series of romance novels featuring its popular character Misery Chastain....   [tags: Misery Stephen King Book Report] 780 words
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The Author Function - Those literary critics and conventionally minded readers who seek to critically engage the many texts which shape the canon of Western knowledge too often ask the same, misguided questions. Their discourse is, according to Michel Foucault, trapped within parameters established by a dominant mode of thinking with grants the “author” absolute primacy. Even the recognition of this paradigm too often produces a similarly misguided interrogation: “Who really spoke. Is it really he and not someone else....   [tags: Author] 1823 words
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Death Be Not Proud - Death Be Not Proud The book "Death Be Not Proud," written by John Gunther, is the story of author John Gunther's son Johnny. Gunther writes this book in memory of his son. Gunther focuses on three main aspects that outline Johnny's life and the type of individual he was. The three main focuses Gunther depicts are: Johnny's mental and physical characteristics as those of an adolescent and an adult, his bravery and strength of will, and his distinctiveness of devotion to life. The fictional novel time frame takes place from the year 1945 to 1947....   [tags: John Gunther Book Review Summary] 1419 words
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You Just Don't Understand - Deborah Tannen is the author of the book You Just Don't Understand where she analyzes the different meanings of communication between men and women. Her research shows that women and men use the same words and phrases and yet can interpret and react to those same words and phrases differently. Tannen compares the two sexes to find men use their conversation as a type of competition or to preserve their independence. For example, men talk about their knowledge regarding sports, cars, women, exc. Meanwhile, women try to foster intimacy through communication....   [tags: Book Review Deborah Tannen Analysis] 1363 words
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First Person Essay on George Orwell - "An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats." -George Orwell My name is Eric Arthur Blair, but many of you may know me as the author George Orwell. Looking back on my lifetime I have had many accomplishments and I've made a big difference in many lives by using fictional and non fictional books to speak to the readers. In my lifetime I have been many things; a writer, a political critic, an enforcer, a prisoner, a teacher, a soldier, and most importantly a free-thinking individual....   [tags: George Orwell Author First Person] 1819 words
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"Bitter Strength: A History of the Chinese in the United States" - Barth, Gunter Paul in his book "Bitter Strength: A History of the Chinese in the United States, 1850-1870" depicts the life of Chinese immigrants during the periods of 1850-1870. Barth portrays the experience that the Chinese went through at the Pearl River delta in China to get to the United States and there arrival here in California. Beginning in the mid-19th century, Chinese immigration to America was influenced by both the "pull" of California's Gold Rush and the""push" created by China's impoverished conditions....   [tags: Book Reviews] 890 words
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The Invisible Man - Every day, racism is perceived as a negative aspect of society. When people think of racism, they obviously think of hatred, ignorance and bigotry. Racism has been a part of world culture since recorded history and, no doubt, before then. When one thinks of racism in the United States, invariably, though not only, the struggle of the African American is singled out. In Ralph Ellison’s novel, Invisible Man, Ellison expounds the theme that American society willfully ignores and oppresses African Americans....   [tags: book]
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Henry and the Great Society HL Roush - This is an odd little book, but a very important one nonetheless. The story it tells is something like an extended parable—the style is plain, the characters are nearly stick figures, the story itself is contrived. And yet ... and yet, the story is powerful, distressing, even heartbreaking because the historical trend it describes is powerful, distressing, even heartbreaking. Briefly, Henry and the Great Society is the story of Henry, a man living in a cultural cul-de-sac, pursuing a way of life that was perhaps a hundred years behind the times, and what happens to him when modern living suddenly becomes a possibility....   [tags: Book Review] 1103 words
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Carson McCullers' Dark Love - Carson McCullers was a well-known writer who came from the South; she became famous overnight after she wrote her first book: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. She wrote many different types of books during her lifetime, with over a dozen books and numerous essays, most of them often touched on the topic of love. Though she wrote about love, it was the typical type of love that you’d expect such as romanticism, but rather, it was the dark type of love (Source 4). Many critics might question why she chose to write those dark and gloomy books; it was because of her love-struggling life that she endured....   [tags: Author Biography]
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Symbolism in Tim O' Brien's "The Things They Carried" - Symbolism In "The Things They Carried" In Tim O'Brien's story "The Things They Carried" we see how O'Brien uses symbolism in order to indirectly give us a message and help us to connect to what the soldiers are thinking and feeling. During a war soldiers tend to take with them items from home kind of as a security blanket. The items they normally take with them tend to reveal certain characteristics of their personality. Henry Dobbins is the guy who loves to eat so he made sure he took some extra food....   [tags: Book Reviews] 597 words
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Analysis of "The True Story of Hansel and Gretel" - It was said by an anonymous author, that war changes the inherently good and unique spirit of the human race into the brute savages that they once had been. In The True Story of Hansel and Gretel characters have never known freedom from this war torn Europe. Bloodshed and violence are all that these characters have lived with and therefore we see no other traits other than those that are a direct result of these unfortunate and gruesome circumstances. Throughout this book, the actions of Major Frankel, although looked upon as always evil, give the reader a sense that before these atrocities were committed he had an inherently good heart....   [tags: Book Reviews] 852 words
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Gwendolyn Brooks: An African American Poet - Gwendolyn Brooks’ did not let her hurdles in life slow her down. In fact, Brooks’ used her obstacles to her advantage, and sprinted towards the finish line. Gwendolyn faced financial struggles, and limited opportunities due to her racial background. However, Brooks’ achieved many accomplishments and used her African American heritage to become one of America’s best poetic authors. Gwendolyn Brooks has said that her poetry was written for blacks and about blacks, yet any person of any race can relate to the universal themes portrayed in her pieces....   [tags: Literature, Biography, Author]
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We Were Soldiers Once, And Young: A Review - The New York Times Bestseller We Were Soldiers Once... And Young was authored by Lt. General Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway. In November 1965, Lt. Colonel Harold Moore commanded the 1st Battalion, 7th cavalry at the Ia Drang Valley-one of the bloodiest battles of Vietnam. He eventually retired from the Army in 1977 after thirty-two years of service. After his military career, Lieutenant General Moore resided as executive vice president for four years at a Colorado ski resort before founding a computer software company....   [tags: Book Reviews] 799 words
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Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting by in America - Barbara Ehrenreich's, "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America", is a book that strives to change the way America perceives its working poor. Incorporated is a journal of the time spent by the author, with her identity and Ph.D concealed, working in order to discover whether she could support a basic life style from earning minimum wage. This book brings to light general problems such as stress in the work place, lack of proper benefits, and how what was merely an experiment for Ehrenreich, is a real detriment for many others....   [tags: Book Reviews] 1300 words
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Insignificant Moments in the History of Hong Kong - The short story I have chosen is "Insignificant moments in the history of Hong Kong" taken from Xu Xi's History's Fiction: stories from the city of Hong Kong. The story consists of two diaries written on 30th June and 1st July 1997 which describe how the main character, Lam Yam Kuen, spent these two important days in Hong Kong's history. Through the description of Lam's visit to Uncle Check's restaurant and the dinner party at his workplace, the author shows the diverse feelings of Hong Kong people towards the handover of Hong Kong to her motherland, China....   [tags: Book Reviews] 1588 words
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Zen and the Beat Way - Zen and the Beat Way by Alan Watts Is set in the late fifties and sixties. Its author reminds me of a pre- hippie. He was a former Episcopal priest who left his home in England and his religion for California and Zen Buddhism. He was against the culture of the time. His seems his thoughts of eastern religion were a bit of center. He was humorous at times and definitely was against the rat race and opted for one to have more fun. The book is basically about several radio lectures from the radio series Way beyond the west....   [tags: Book Reviews] 343 words
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Review of the Forgotten Soldier - Many people question if Guy Sajer, author of The Forgotten Soldier, is an actual person or only a fictitious character. In fact, Guy Sajer in not a nom de plume. He was born as Guy Monminoux in Paris on 13 January 1927. At the ripe young age of 16, while living in Alsace, he joined the German army. Hoping to conceal his French descent, Guy enlisted under his mother's maiden name-Sajer. After the war Guy returned to France where he became a well known cartoonist, publishing comic books on World War II under the pen name Dimitri....   [tags: Book Reviews] 669 words
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Medical Beliefs of the Hmong People Depicted in the Book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - In Hmong’s, they have their own traditional beliefs in which they hardly ever alter due to a different atmosphere. Some of the Hmong beliefs are they prefer traditional medicine, are culturally active, host ritual ceremonies, and are spirituality influenced. In the book The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, refers to the Hmong culture and their beliefs on medicine while their baby Lia Lee, is suffering from epilepsy in which they have a hard decision. Traditional Hmong’s have their own medicinal beliefs which they obey prior to obtaining Western medicine....   [tags: The Spirit catches you and you Fall Down] 1498 words
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Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: The Demise of the Soviet Union in Arch Puddington's Book - Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty was a marvelous creation that helped in the demise of the Soviet Union. There is no doubt that the Cold War was full of mischief and deceit, that it was necessary from a democratic perspective to hear the true sides of events. The innovations of the Cold War Committee enable these two stations to beam the correct versions of event behind the Eastern Curtain. For many Communist and noncommunist; there was only one version of what happened, and the advent of RFE and RFL gave the conquered people the opportunity to hear both sides....   [tags: Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, Soviet Union, Ar] 1057 words
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Eyes Of The Dragon - There is not a specific tome period for this book but it must take place back when there was kings ruling a city or town, so around the 1300's. The kingdom was called Delain and in the beginning of the story it was ruled by Roland the Good. Most of the story takes place inside this kingdom; there is only a small part of the story told outside of it. Roland was the ruler of this kingdom in the beginning of the book and he is kind of a party animal. He drank often and when he did drink he drank a lot....   [tags: Book Review] 921 words
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Cleaver by Tim Parks - Cleaver by Tim Parks The book I selected to read was Cleaver by Tim parks. I was in the library looking for a fiction novel and this cover struck me as very interesting. I took the book off the shelf and read the back of it. I saw that it had many good reviews so I decided to give it a try. Tim Parks is the author of thirteen novels including Europa (1997) which was listed for the Booker Prize, Destiny (1999), Judge Savage (2003) and Rapids (2005). His most recent novel is Cleaver (2006), and his most recent publication The Fighter, a collection of literary essays....   [tags: Book Review] 723 words
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Parable of the Sower - Individualism plays a key role in this story and shows how being an individualistic society can be the downfall to the strongest country in the world. This essay will discuss the struggle of man versus man, man versus nature, and the author's intent in Parable of the Sower. Butler talks about many aspects of life and the struggle to survive, and this essay will explore three main ideas that occurred in this book. The struggle of man versus man occurs throughout the whole story. The book starts out that Lauren is in her community behind a huge protective wall....   [tags: Book Reviews] 546 words
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The Most Dangerous Game - This story consists of two main characters, Rainsford and General Zaroff. Rainsford is an experienced hunter who enjoys the sport and has written a book upon the subject. He hunts because he enjoys it. General Zaroff has been hunting his entire life. Hunting has become dull and he needs something new to hunt. He has hunted the largest most difficult game and still is not challenged. Zaroff then decides to hunt man. This story takes place on a Caribbean island. The story involves a war between the two main characters....   [tags: Book Reviews] 366 words
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Intellectuals by Paul Johnson - Paul Johnson, Intellectuals, Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc. First Perennial Library edition published 1990, 385pp. In terms of quality of writing itself, Johnson’s Intellectuals makes for entertaining historical dream. The British author’s intent is to put to test several of the ‘intellectuals’ who exerted cultural and social influence during the Enlightenment period forward to our own time. Johnson writes, “One of the most marked characteristics of the new secular intellectuals was the relish with which they subjected religion and its protagonists to critical scrutiny....   [tags: Book analysis] 867 words
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Media Unlimited: A Review - Tonight as I searched for something to watch on television I finally settled with American Idol a new hit show that displays the talent of young individuals on Fox 5. When a commercial came on I thought to myself, "okay what's on next?" I began my second quest of channel surfing, until finally I settle with watching the Parkers on UPN 9. I mentally noted to myself that a commercial last about three minutes and I should turn back to American Idol to see who won. By the time I actually remembered to switch back to channel five I had surfed through almost three hundred channels and twenty minutes had past....   [tags: Book Reviews] 774 words
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Harold E. Stearns’ Critique of American Culture in the Book, Civilization in the United States - Harold E. Stearns’ Critique of American Culture in the Book, Civilization in the United States Harold E. Stearns and his colleagues set out on a mission to enlighten and inform the American society of the 1920’s in their book entitled Civilization in the United States. Thirty-three authors with the aid of an editor, Stearns, instead produced a highly controversial and inadequate account of certain aspects of life in American society. According to critic Arthur Schlesinger the writers of Civilization in the United States fell short of their goal of producing a critical depiction of American society and instead wrote "supercilious reflections" (167)....   [tags: American America History]
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Book Report I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Book Report I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou, the author to I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, writes about a girl who is confronted with sex, rape, and racism at an early stage in her life in detail in her novel. When she is three years old, her parents have a divorce and send her and her four-year-old brother Bailey from California to Arkansas to live with her grandmother in a town that is divided by color and full of racism. They are raised by her grandmother and then sent back to their carefree mother in the absence of a father figure....   [tags: Papers] 398 words
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Obedience and Arrogance in Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - Obedience and Arrogance in Gilgamesh and Genesis The issue of obedience figures prominently in both "The Epic of Gilgamesh" and the book of Genesis in the Bible. These works were produced by very different cultures and traditions (Middle Eastern and Hebraic, respectively) and the characters in each react to authority or advice with very different levels of obedience. Noah is found to be righteous by God and is rewarded with a means to escape the devastation of the flood. Gilgamesh, in his arrogance, thinks himself to be above the mortal concept of death....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 1239 words
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Comparing the Struggle in Dante’s Inferno and Book VI of The Aeneid - The Infernal Struggle in Dante’s Inferno and Book VI of The Aeneid Does hell have its own history. For Dante, the structural and thematic history of ‘hell’ in the Inferno begins with the Roman epic tradition and its champion poet, Virgil. By drawing heavily from the characteristics of hell in Book VI of The Aeneid, Dante carries the epic tradition into the medieval world and affirms his indebtedness to Virgil’s poetry. Moreover, Virgil becomes a central character in the Inferno as he guides Dante, the pilgrim, who has no knowledge of hell, through his own historical model....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Book Review of Escape from Despair: A Croatian Family's Survival - Katarina Tepesh’s harrowing and engagingly straightforward account of her family history in communist Croatia and then in the United States after fleeing an abusive and alcoholic father in 1968 should be added to the shelf of memoirs of such family legacy, both for the new information it adds as well as for the story it continues to tell. This is the familiar story of the legacy of family trauma, alcoholism, and abuse—and as old as Original Sin. Since the mid-1990s, there has been a rise in literary and cultural accounts of growing up under the dark shadows of alcoholism and mental illness....   [tags: Katrina Tapesh]
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James H. Cone's The Spirituals and the Blues - James H. Cone's The Spirituals and the Blues The book, The Spirituals and the Blues, by James H. Cone, illustrates how the slave spirituals and the blues reflected the struggle for black survival under the harsh reality of slavery and segregation. The spirituals are historical songs which speak out about the rupture of black lives in a religious sense, telling us about people in a land of bondage, and what they did to stay united and somehow fight back. The blues are somewhat different from in the spirituals in that they depict the secular aspect of black life during times of oppression and the capacity to survive....   [tags: Book Report Cone Spirituals Blues Essays] 1775 words
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Flannery O'Connor - Writing is an ancient art, used from long ago to convey various characteristics, including entertainment, education, recording of history, critiquing and rebuking, writing revelations and many other purposes. There are various forms of writing, in which authors engage to put forth their feelings and intention. Additionally, history has many productive writers who made names for themselves through writing instinctively about various themes and issues. Among the writers who have revolutionized the art of writing is Flannery O’Connor, a dynamic woman who wrote her work from distinctive features and issues within the society (Gordon 31)....   [tags: Biography, Author]
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