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The Fixer by Bernard Malamud - An Intriguing Journey of Delusion to Reality in Malamud’s The Fixer Twenty-first century is meant for revolutions. Revolution in wider spectrum, in every field of Science, Economics, Technology, Management, Engineering, Archeology and more specifically and poignantly in Literature. Twenty-first century is an age of revolution and counter revolution. It revolves with a notion that ideas govern the world. Man’s intelligence plays a vital role in every field but at the same time it drags the whole universe into a terrific situation....   [tags: revolution, human feelings, suffering]
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Effect of the Schlemiel in The Fixer - Effect of the Schlemiel in The Fixer Throughout literature, many Jewish authors have attempted to capture the innocence and heroism of the Jew through the "schlemiel." In, The Fixer, Bernard Malamud has created a character who has completely embraced the idea of the schlemiel. The schlemiel, as defined by Ruth Wisse in The Schlemiel as A Modern Hero, is a character who stands for a whole race of people (Wisse x). Yakov Bok the protagonist of The Fixer represents all aspects of the Jew: the pain and the foolishness experienced by the Jew felt rolled into one....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Fixer] 662 words
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The Fantasy World of The Fixer - The Fantasy World of The Fixer In Bernard Malamud's The Fixer, almost all of Yakov Bok's time is spent in prison. The Fixer is an examination of freedom and its compliment, commitment (Helterman 67 ). Though Bok has no physical freedom, the longer that he is imprisoned, the more true freedom he obtains. Bok is able to attain this freedom through his dreams and hallucinations. These sequences are important because they prevent the story from becoming static, but more important, they illustrate that true freedom lies within one's self....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Fixer] 671 words
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The Fixer: Irony - The Fixer: Irony Irony is an overpowering force in Bernard Malamud's The Fixer. The sequence of events which Yakov Bok goes through makes the entire novel ironic. The chief irony of the novel lies in the fact that what Bok is attempting to escape, he cannot escape. To understand the irony in the novel, it is necessary to examine two major events in the circular life of Yakov Bok. Bok is attempting the escape his life in the shetl. He is wrongly persecuted for a ritual murder and attempts to escape his physical and mental torture....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Fixer] 825 words
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The Fixer - During the early 1900’s, the world underwent an antisemitic coup that was treated differently throughout all countries. Life for Jews in Eastern Europe, during the early 1900’s, was characterized by oppression, segregation, limited occupations, and extreme racism. They were not allowed to marry out side their race and people were willing to show their hatred (anti-Semitism) via decals or pins such as the two-headed eagle of the Black Hundreds on Mr. Maximovitch. In his novel The Fixer, Malamud tells the story of Yakov Bok, a Jew born in Russia during the very early 1900’s....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bernard Malamud] 2405 words
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The Fixer - The Fixer In the novel, The Fixer, the author, Bernard Malamud, presents to us a poor Jewish handyman living in Russia during the early 1900’s, before the Russian revolution had begun. Destroyed by his wife’s disavowal, Yakov Shepsovitch Bok leaves his shtetl in search of opportunities for a better life. After a few months of desperate searching, Yakov sneaks out of the ghetto to look for work among the goyim. As he searches the streets, he stumbles upon a man who lay drunk on the floor. Yakov immediately recognizes a pin on the man’s coat as belonging to the anti-Semite organization called the Black Hundreds....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 910 words
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Symbolism in Bernard Malamud's The Natural - Symbolism in Bernard Malamud's The Natural    The role of symbolism in Bernard Malamud's The Natural is important in helping the reader understand the theme and meaning of the novel as well as the time period in which it took place.  Malamud¡¦s use of symbolism defines the character of Roy Hobbs and shows how the events occurring around him affected his decisions and, eventually, his career.    Symbolism in The Natural takes the form of characters, such as women who strongly influenced Roy; historical events, such as the infamous 1919 World Series scandal; and even Greek and Roman mythology.  All forms of symbolism used by Malamud are woven into the life and career of Roy Hobbs....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Natural Essays]
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The Natural by Bernard Malamud - Every individual has two lives, the life we live, and the life we live after that. Nobody is perfect, but if one works hard enough, he or she can stay away from failure. The Natural is a novel written by Bernard Malamud. It is Malamud’s first novel that initially received mixed reactions but afterwards, it was regarded as an outstanding piece of literature. It is a story about Roy Hobbs who after making mistakes in his life, he returns the bribery money and is left with self-hatred for mistakes he has done....   [tags: Malamud, Hobbs, baseball]
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Commentary of The Natural, by Bernard Malamud - ... The second symbol in this novel is the train. Well Roy is first seen in a train emerging through a tunnel. This symbolizes a rebirth like him becoming a new man. This is because he has not done anything bad or made any bad choices. As soon as he makes many bad decisions and he sleeps with Isis, but decides not to stay with her; the train is shown again. This time the train crashes and it is because of the choices that Roy has made prior to this. The last symbol to show that decisions made without a moral code and by selfishness, is his one bat, Wonderboy....   [tags: Morals, Consequences, Selfishness] 1155 words
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The Natural by Bernard Malamud - In the story, The Natural, certain characters and events are portrayed in a distinctive way that makes this story unique to other books and shows the typical writing style of the narrator. The author uses a repetitive writing technique that is impossible to overlook. The writer of this book is able to catch the reader’s eye with his concept of the importance of beautiful description. The Natural, by Bernard Malamud, uses great imagery that makes the story appealing. In the beginning of The Natural, Roy Hobbs is a young man who has his whole life ahead of him....   [tags: Impact of Imagery, Analysis] 1196 words
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The Magic Barrel Anylisis by Bernard Malamud - At the beginning of Bernard Malamud, “The Magic Barrel,” starting off with a children’s book style as if it was going to be a fairy tale. This is not the case whatsoever, however, each character plays the role of one. Love and finding who himself is the theme of the story, a young man Leo searches for a love that doesn’t exist. Not searching at all for what he desired, but changing his whole understanding on who he is after every experience, a love that he needed was never searched for, but finding it caused him to find himself....   [tags: fairy tale, world war II, hocaust]
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Equal Rights for Women in The Natural by Bernard Malamud - ... People could not stay for such awful feelings, which they would find every method to step away from the “no name” zone. In the book, when Roy noticed that Harriet and Memo were attached to well-known individuals, he automatically developed competitive mind that he wanted to have high performance to win the attentions from the women during his twice try-outs for major league. "Harriet's face was flushed, her eyes gleaming with new insights" (24), and "Memo looked on, amused” (98). They both started to pay attention to Roy after his first showed his ability to them....   [tags: stereotype, criticized, abilities ] 1063 words
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Roy Hobbs: The Tragic Hero in “The Natural” by Bernard Malamud - ... After 15 years, a 34 years old man Hobbs comes back in to the game, his body has aged in the sense that he obtained wrinkles in his body. He joined a team known as “knights” and their couch was Judge Banner who initially did not want Hobbs to join this team because of his age. He told Hobbs that this game is for young kids not old people like you. Judge Banner made Hobbs sit back for 3 weeks on the sidelines. After 3 weeks Judge Banner wanted to give Hobbs a first shot as a pitcher where he would take the skin out of the ball....   [tags: flaw, baseball, mistakes] 1758 words
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Analysis of Bernard Malamud's "The Magic Barrel" - In the traditional Jewish community, the arranged marriage is the approved model for marital relations. Arranged marriages still continue to exist today in modern orthodox Jewish communities. The shadchanim, or marriage brokers, were respected members of society. Often, the shadchanim were the Rabbis, who viewed the arranging of marriages as one of their duties to the community. Through time, however, the arranging of marriages lost its distinction and became the livelihood for the lower classes in the Jewish community....   [tags: American Literature] 900 words
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Repeating Multiple Mistakes in the Novel, The Natural by Bernard Malamud - ... Roy doesn’t understand the implication of her question. It is meant to be a test and Roy fails to pass the test because he doesn’t understand what a true hero should be. A true hero should be selfless but all Roy thinks about is being the best which indicates that he is self-centered. After fifteen years, Roy finally made it back into the major league. Pop Fisher, the manager of the New York Knights, is not happy about Roy joining his team because Roy had never play in the major league and he is in his thirties....   [tags: baseball, hero, flaws] 596 words
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The Natural and Perceval, The Story of the Holy Grail - The novel The Natural is written by Bernard Malamud. Bernard was a famous author mainly known for writing short stories and novels. He was considered one of the great American Jewish authors of the 20th century. Bernard was born in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants and he had a brother named Eugene. Unfortunately, Malamud entered his adolescence when the Great Depression began. The Natural is one of his more famous books, which was written in 1952. This novel is about a baseball prodigy named Roy Hobbs....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bernard Malamud] 1365 words
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Role of Female Characters in Fidelman's Epiphany in Naked Nude - Role of Female Characters in Fidelman's Epiphany in Naked Nude Word Count Includes Outline    Thesis:  In his picturesque short story, "The Naked Nude", Bernard Malamud uses the female characters to develop, enact, and resolve Fidelman's epiphany and to bring about the protagonist's final, artistic self-understanding. Bernard Malamud, a leading contemporary Jewish author, skirts between fantasy and reality in his almost allegorical short fiction, teaching the reader a lesson through coinciding elements of beauty and comedy.  Venturing away from his usual, inner-city Jewish element, Malamud tackles new challenges of subject and setting in his novelistic collection of short stories, Pictur...   [tags: Naked Nude Bernard Malamud] 1297 words
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American Literature in the Post World War II - The post World War II period had an enormous impact on American society and literature. Many important events occurred and affected directly to the movement of American literature. During this period, American Literature reflected the movement of disillusionment, and portrayed the lost generation. Many WWII writers adapted new approaches and philosophies in writing their novels. They portrayed the lost generation, anti-war perspective and explored the true meaning of “war hero”. Among them, the pioneers are Bernard Malamud, Ken Kesey and Joseph Heller, who wrote the Natural, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Catch-22....   [tags: Bernard Malamud, Ken Kesey, Joseph Heller]
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Man and Superman, by George Bernard Shaw - In the Man and Superman play George Bernard Shaw uses many ideas from the time to make one of the best romantic comedies of its time. In this Realism era playwrights would use many tactics to make their plays the most realistic. “All the plays have similar elements such as the trait that all plays shall seem like real people in real scenarios, secrets known to the audience but not other characters, and each individual act repeats the general action of the entire play.” (Hompage.smc.edu) These elements are easily seen in the play, with twists to them....   [tags: man and superman, , george bernard]
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Theme of Love in The Magic Barrel by Benard Malamud - That what love is has always been a question satisfied completely by no answer. Some have their own definitions and draw in their minds images of ideal lovers, while others just simply follow what the hearts dictate. Through the spiritual journey to seek for love of Leo, the main character of 'The Magic Barrel' by Bernard Malamud, the author gives us his undeniable declaration of love. Leo, who has a matchmaker find for him a wife, after all his choices falls in love with the one he does not choose, yet he loves her at the first sight....   [tags: essays research papers] 1081 words
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Father and Son Relationships in Bernard McLaverty’s ‘Father and Son’ and ‘Trojan Sofa’ - Bernard McLaverty’s ‘Father and Son’ and ‘Trojan Sofa’ both explore the relationships between parent and child. The interaction between parent and child in these texts contrast greatly, leaving the reader to consider the complexities of family relationships. ‘Father and Son’ outlines a tragic story in which the father tries to help his son with his drug habit, but is unsuccessful and subsequently the son dies in his arms, whereas in ‘Trojan Sofa’ the father uses his son to do work for him, within a life of crime, and in turn, both of these situations are intensely difficult, but greatly different....   [tags: Bernard McLaverty] 601 words
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Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw - "Pygmalion" by Bernard Shaw The word 'benefit' is defined as; 'a favourable or helpful factor or circumstance'. Many benefits are not immediately recognised, as they can be the result of something bad. In the play 'Pygmalion', by Bernard Shaw, Liza gains many benefits, but also disadvantages from her relationship with Higgins. Looking at benefits, she receives some beautiful clothes; 'I'm to have fashionable clothes' (p. 63), a good place to stay and financial ease. She meets other friends such as Freddy; 'I'll marry Freddy, I will' (p....   [tags: Pygmalion Bernard Shaw Essays] 1085 words
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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw's father, George Carr Shaw, was an alcoholic which meant not much money was spent on Shaw's education, therefore he was mainly self-taught, since he was self-taught he never had ideas forced upon him, this caused him to turn into a strong minded individual who expressed his opinions. He was a socialist and a critic who believed strongly in equality. Shaw wrote many plays, which expressed his opinions, one of the most famous being Pygmalion....   [tags: Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw Essays] 1237 words
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Candida by George Bernard Shaw - Candida by George Bernard Shaw This isn't necessarily a negative thing; they're all well suited to each other, and create a sort of synergy that drives the play. But they're each quite different in their own respect. The main ones, Candida, Eugene and James are all written to be strong characters, and the way they were portrayed in the production our class saw lived up to this classification. However, this doesn't apply to everything. Some of the characters were stretched to make the play appeal to a newer generation in a newer day and age, at the expense of the dignity of at least one of the characters....   [tags: Candida George Bernard Shaw Essays] 577 words
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Does Eliza Become a Lady in In George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’ - George Bernard Shaw who was born in Dublin in 1856, was a renowned play writer and a talented platform speaker. He is most famously known for his successful play ‘Pygmalion’ which was widely accepted as one of the most noted comedies of the time. It was written two years before the 1st world war, at a time when society was divided and the poor were severely disadvantaged whilst the rich were idle and blindly living their life, unconcerned about the affairs of others. At the time, Britain had thriving economy and it was a successful country because of its industry, trade and empire....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, classism, ]
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Reflections Based on the Work of Bernard Lonergan - Reflections Based on the Work of Bernard Lonergan ABSTRACT: The theory of agency, it has been claimed, seems to involve two strange notions: on the one hand, that of a self who is not merely an event, but a substance; and that of causation, according to which an agent, who is a substance, can nevertheless be the cause of an event. The understanding of the conscious subject as constituted by the operations of experience, understanding, judgment and decision, proposed by the Canadian philosopher and theologian, Bernard Lonergan, might resolve the puzzle, and provide the basis for an understanding of human freedom that is the affirmation of neither determinism nor arbitrariness....   [tags: Bernard Lonegran Essays] 2539 words
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Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion The passage taken from Act 2 of Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion marks a critical turning point in the plot line and character development of the novel. The characters of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, who have met earlier by mere coincidence, have now deliberately begun a relationship, due to various motives. Eliza wants to move up in the hierarchy of society and Henry wants to prove his talent to Colonel Pickering. The extract is significant because it initiates a long learning process for Eliza and because Henry changes the next six months of his life, if not the rest of it....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Pygmalion] 1100 words
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Division of Social Classes through Language: George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" - An important lesson that has been learned throughout life and the beginning of time is to respect the individual’s content and not their image. It is shown throughout George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion, that different people can be brought together in the same circumstance, being a heavy rain shower in London, but distance themselves so effusively because of outer appearances. The situation between the nonintellectual flower-girl and the sophisticated Pickering, Higgins, and the Mother-daughter is drawn out over the judgment of her poor speech and her value as a person as she constantly defends herself against their prejudice....   [tags: Social Classes, classism, Language, George Bernard] 1184 words
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Evolution in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - Evolution in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion   In the play, Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw, Professor Higgins, an expert in the art of speech, bets Colonel Pickering, another master of phonetics, that he can take a common flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, and pass her off as a duchess at an ambassador's Garden Party. During this story, Shaw uses the characters to demonstrate the necessity of human evolution. As Eliza's verbal ability increases, so does her personality and self-esteem; and Higgins's failure to recognize her changes leads to a severe strain on their relationship....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Essays]
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Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession - Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession In Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Shaw presents prostitution as a result of few economic opportunities for lower class women (rather than of hedonism, laziness, or depravity, as was commonly believed at the time this play was written) through the characters of Mrs. Warren and her daughter Vivie. When Vivie initially finds out her mother was once a prostitute, she responds in the typical Victorian fashion: with scorn and indignation. The prevailing mindset of the time was one that lauded personal responsibility....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Warren's profession Essays]
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George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple - George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple When we are first introduced to Richard Dudgeon, at the reading of his late father Timothy's will in his childhood home, we have already learned of his character from the opinions of three other characters: firstly, his mother, then from Anthony Anderson, the minister, and finally, from Anderson's wife Judith. None of these accounts are in Richard's favour, although Anthony Anderson is perhaps the least against Richard of them all. Richard's mother considers Richard to be the lowest of the low and a disgrace to his society; she believes that there is nothing admirable about him at all....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Devil's Disciple Essays] 2160 words
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The Removal of Books from Schools and Dress Codes - People are allowed to dress however they want but when they are in school there are certain restrictions and guidelines so that the students won’t get distracted by what someone else is wearing. On court case is Briana Stephenson v. Davenport. In the eighth grade, Briana Stephenson got a tattoo of a cross between her thumb and index finger. The tattoo had gone unnoticed for three years until Briana was in the tenth grade and gang activity was increasing. A school consular had noticed the tattoo and reported it to the principal thinking it was a gang symbol....   [tags: tatoos, uniforms, restrictions] 539 words
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Lies in George Bernard Shaw’s play, "Mrs. Warren’s Profession" - You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress, by the cars they drive, and by the people they associate themselves with. You can also learn a lot about a person by what they say, because their honesty, or lack-there-of, shows the type of person they are. When a person is forthright, it is easy to believe and trust the person; however, when the person has tendencies to be misleading or manipulative, the trust is not as evident. To lie, according to www.answers.com, means to present false or invalid information with the intent of deceiving or misleading another person....   [tags: honesty, lies, George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s ] 1065 words
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Hypocritical Christianity Exposed in Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara - Hypocritical Christianity Exposed in Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara Bernard Shaw reveals in his plays a type of religious standard that is not unlike Christianity but with what most people see as a stereotypical view of hypocritical Christianity. Shaw's concept of Crosstianity , as he calls it, shows a religion in which the church preaches what the rich and powerful tell it, scoundrels are treated as equals, and punishment is concerned with prosecution rather than salvation. "Poetic justice" rules judicial retribution rather than redemption....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Major Barbara Essays]
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Metamorphosis of Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - The Metamorphosis of Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw   The benefits of acquiring an education are not limited to the academic aspects often associated with it. Part of the edification it bestows includes being enabled to reach new insight, being empowered to cultivate a new awareness, and being endowed with a new understanding of life and of self. In Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, Eliza Doolittle experiences this type of enlightenment as the result of undergoing a drastic change in social status....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Essays]
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Idealism and Realism in Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara - Idealism and Realism in Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara Submerged in their own ideas about idealism and realism, Barbara and her father Undershaft are at odds with one another in Major Barbara. In this Bernard Shaw play, minor characters are important in exemplifying these conflicting values. The moral perplexities of capitalism and charity are explored through the words and actions of Undershaft’s family, his future sons-in-law, and the common folks at the Shelter. Thriving in the British upper class, Undershaft’s wife and son are well aware of Undershaft’s grip on Europe’s economy and government....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Major Barbara Essays]
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Social Classes in George Bernard Shaw’s "Pygmalion" and the Movie "My Fair Lady" - George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, is a humorous, yet moral, play that portrays the active social classes and lifestyles in Britain. The play features the main character Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, who embarks on the formidable task of teaching a flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, how to speak English properly, and then passing her off as a duchess at the royal ball. Pygmalion was later adapted into the film, My Fair Lady in 1964, and although there are many differences between the two, the play delivers Shaw’s central message of social criticism, which is not to interfere within other social classes and not to meddle in society, more effectively than the movie....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, classism, My Fair ] 567 words
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Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw - Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw "Arms and the Man" starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true-life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiancé Sergius The setting of the play is in war-torn Bulgaria, and focuses not only on the romance between the young people of the play, but the atrocities that go on during war times and the ability of people not so very far removed from these atrocities to ignore them completely....   [tags: Plays George Bernard Shaw Literature Essays] 894 words
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How Bernard Malamuds, The Natural, uses Style to potray Historical events in his era - Each writer is influenced in many different ways, but, in general, most of their inspiration comes from those events occurring within the era they are living in. They also use various different techniques or styles to portray those events in their writings. Bernard Malamud wrote a novel, published in 1952, called The Natural. This novel used numerous different stylistics elements to reveal the impact sports had in the late 1940s. One central stylistic element used, in The Natural, to show the impact of sports, in the late 1940s, was structure....   [tags: essays research papers] 915 words
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Island Tree School District vs. Pico Benjamin Waldman Civics/4B 1/12/14 - “'Forget books,”'said Rosewater, throwing that particular book under his bed. 'The hell with 'em.' 'That sounded like an interesting one,' said Valencia.” -Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut In 1975 the “interesting” books for students of the Island Tree School District were nearly thrown under the bed forever. The Island Tree School District was presented with a complaint from the group Parents of New York United that posed a concern regarding the content of library materials. This community was concerned that public school libraries in the district were exceedingly “permissive” with the books they provided for students....   [tags: slaughter-house, kurt vonnegut]
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Alernatiove Ending to George Bernard Shaw´s Pygmalion - Alternative Ending to Pygmalion Act V After Higgins, confesses to his undying love for Eliza. Eliza decides to leave Higgins’s home because felt that it would only hurt Higgins more to have her stay another moment in his home because she did not share the same feelings for him. She now resides at the home of Mrs. Higgins. Mrs. Higgins’s drawing room. She is at her writing-table as before. The parlor-maid comes in. THE PARLOR MAID [at the door]: Mr. Henry, madam, is downstairs MRS. HIGGINS: Well, show him up....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion] 1063 words
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Pygmalion a Play by Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion is one of Bernard Shaw’s most famous and beloved plays, which he published in London in 1912. This play was written during the Edwardian era which was characterised by major political, social and economical changes. Politically, the reign of king Edward VII witnessed a relative involvement of social segments such as labourers and women in political life. Socio-economically, the British society was marked by a strict and a clear-cut social class system in the early twentieth century. During this period and up to First World War, it was believed that 1% of the British population owned approximately 70% of the country’s wealth....   [tags: class differences, ancient greek] 1422 words
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The Bernard Madoff Investment Scandal - Bernard Madoff had full control of the organizational leadership of Bernard Madoff Investments Securities LLC. Madoff used charisma to convince his friends, members of elite groups, and his employees to believe in him. He tricked his clients into believing that they were investing in something special. He would often turn potential investors down, which helped Bernard in targeting the investors with more money to invest. Bernard Madoff created a system which promised high returns in the short term and was nothing but the Ponzi scheme....   [tags: Business Ethics, Fraud, Greed]
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The Themes of Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw - The play, Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw is about a phonetics expert who makes a bet that he can pass a Cockney flower girl as a duchess in the matter of a few months. This girl, Eliza does achieve the transformation, but at the expense of a familiar life in the gutters, and risks being caste off into the world with nowhere to turn. This play explores many themes, has extensive use of symbolism, interesting tonality, irony, and the play itself is an allusion to ancient Greek mythology. The major theme in Pygmalion is class....   [tags: Pygmalion Essays] 831 words
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A historical Overview by Bernard Lewis - For quite some time, a considerable discussion and debate has been going on whether or not there is compatibility between democracy and Islam. After the birth of Islam, the extensive spread of the Muslim population make this monotheistic, Abrahamic religion is the second largest in the world with over a billion followers. Throughout the passage of time, many have come to opinionate that liberal democracy can exist in the Muslim world as it has all the necessary elements that a modern democratic state and society requires....   [tags: islam, muslim, religion, democracy]
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I'm Going by Tristan Bernard - ... Henri points out to Jeanne that she doesn’t like the races and reminds her of how her dress will get muddy and how miserable she is at the races to begin with, and now you add a muddy dress to the situation and she’ll be even more miserable which will make him completely miserable. The two characters are not compatible in the public setting, as when Jeanne tells Henri that he makes undesirable remarks whenever they are in public and Henri states that she will never take his arm, so again you imagine the two of them in public with Henri playing the alpha male role and trying to get her to be close to him to show unity and they just continuously pull apart from each other....   [tags: french playwright, comedic play]
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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - ... She is even known to have enough self-control to cease her chattering and politely bid farewell when Higgins’ suggests that it is time to depart. However, this is still the middle of Eliza’s transformation and she asks if she has “said anything [she] oughtn’t” (3), worried that she had not behaved according to a lady’s standard. As the play winds down to the end, Eliza has a new, fresh air of self-assurance and willpower. Despite being furious with Higgins for his treatment of her, she “sits… without a word,” and only “flinches violently” (4) at his comments....   [tags: portrayal of the rich and the poor] 934 words
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George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" - For many decades, we as people have come to criticize on every aspect of one another’s being without learning the cause of why one portrays themselves in such a way. In the book of Pygmalion, a play of an English woman who is looked down upon by society Because of her dialect and occupation, is no exception to what many struggle with to understand. The book takes place in London, England were a flower girl named Eliza Doolittle tries to sell flowers to a bystander who becomes disgusted by her when she calls a man by his first name(“Freddy, look wh’ y’ goin’ deah” Shaw 12)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Bernard's Quest for Individuality: A Brave New World - Bernard’s Quest for Individuality Have you ever felt like an outcast. Ever been publically humiliated and constantly reminded of your differences. That is what life is life for Bernard Marx, an intelligent sleep-teaching expert who is a misfit in his society. He is aware of the hypnopaedia that is being used on the people in order to control him and he claims that he wants to break free from this society of mindless clones. However, throughout the novel, Bernard goes through a remarkable change and takes on a role of an anti-hero as his ideas of freedom and individuality are stomped on by his sudden popularity....   [tags: Aldous Huxley, literature]
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The Reality of Napoleonic Wars in Sharpe's Regiment by Bernard Cornwell - Crashing cannon balls, firing muskets, Calvary charging with blades of cold steel. These are the images that are presented to people when contemplating, which many people in our society do very often, the Napoleonic wars. The reality is quite the contrary, to some extent this image is true. The reality is the Napoleonic wars were ones of attrition. The goal of army’s were to have enough troops to sustain the ability to fight in the next battle. The British government had this attrition as one of the principal complications with their army and Navy do to their constant involvement in war no matter where public opinion stood....   [tags: troops, battle, commander]
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Bernarda Alba And Medea: Created Millenia Apart, Yet So Similar - Most people would define a great female protagonist as intelligent, strong minded and willing to fight for what she believes in. Both Bernarda Alba from Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba and Medea by Euripides fit this description. One is a tyrannical mother who imposes her choices on her five daughters, the other is arguably the strongest non-Olympian woman in all of Greek mythology. If we take a closer look, we notice that these two characters have many things in common. From their positions of strength, to the masculine aspects of their personalities; from the way they deal with situations to the part they play in the deaths of their children....   [tags: House Of Bernarda Alba Federico Garcia Lorca Medea] 1597 words
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