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Lewis Hyde’s Trickster Makes This World: An Appetite for Freedom and the Intelligence to Overcome - ... The “Separatists” use their creative intelligence to escape the persecutions and hardships around them. They begin to weigh the reasons and causes for their need to search for a new start. In Holland, they endure “great labor and hard fare” (124) as Bradford states, that few are comfortable taking on. Those that do endure the hardships have begun to age before their time and will not be able to withstand battle against the Spaniards when the truce comes to an end. As Bradford states, “…so they like skillful and beaten soldiers were fearful either to be entrapped or surrounded by their enemies, so as they should neither be able to fight nor fly; and therefore thought it better to dislodge...   [tags: pilgrims, religious, hardships]
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Tactics Used to Capture Attention in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Lewis Carroll subtly indicates his attitudes toward children and his understanding if children in several ways. Many of the motifs he uses are the main reason why this story has such an abundance of versions and maintains its popularity. There are many tactics that Carroll uses in his writing that capture and maintain a readers attention, many of which involve his unrealistic situations that his main character finds herself in as well as subtle connections to historical figures. Carroll's use of illustrations, preposterous wordplay, and overall disregard for order has given the world a storyline that has been used many times in different types of media....   [tags: motifs, magic, children]
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Use of Food in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll - Search for food, reproduction, sleep; the primal needs for every uni- and multicellular organism is to consume in order to survive and by doing so ensuring the continued existence of its own species. As a consequence, eating and drinking is not only an individual but also a common necessity; it is the basis of a civilization (Keeling 5). But food is more than just nutrition; it can be pleasure or temptation, and the way how or what is consumed is always as well a “mark [for] humankind’s morality” (qtd....   [tags: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
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The Screwtape Letters - Types of Love - While attending Oxford University, C.S. Lewis went from being an atheist to a renowned Christian. Lewis touched a vast audience with his numerous books (around thirty or more) including The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, and The Four Loves. He brought fantasy and entertainment into his writing along with slight to thunderous bits of theology woven through his stories and books. This made Lewis one of the most influential Christian writers of the 20th century. One of the better known books from C.S....   [tags: Religion, C.S. Lewis]
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The Great Divorce and The Divine Comedy - The cultural impact of Dante’s Divine Comedy is widely seen through a sundry of literary works, television programs, films and even video games. Yet, one of the most prominent works the Divine Comedy has impacted is C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce. Lewis’s book is greatly indebted to Dante’s work, as both try to teach the reader how to achieve salvation. Furthermore, Lewis and Dante’s protagonists discover the path to salvation through choices, and learning what causes one’s refusal of God. Both authors explore the path to righteousness and enquire about life’s most difficult questions....   [tags: Dante and C.S. Lewis]
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - ... Also, the portraying of the White Witch character through her appearance and manor didn’t meet my expectations. C.S. Lewis, author and creator of The Chronicles of Narnia did a phenomenal job with the majestically theme of the book and moral of the movie, although he didn’t produce it. “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond,” I think that C.S. Lewis was trying to tell his readers that it’s okay to have an imaginative ingenious mind no matter the age, young or old....   [tags: C.S. Lewis, film adaptation] 688 words
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Animal Characters in Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the animal characters are very strange. In audience’s expectation, Lewis Carroll was supposed to guide Alice throughout the traditional fairytale world she has created, but instead they were negative influences on this child. Do the animal characters in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland disobey the animal characters in traditional fairytales. The animals in Alice argue with her, confuse her, and tell her upsetting stories instead of guiding her through the fairytale world she has created....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis] 2153 words
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Four Dimensionalism: Solution to Temporary Intrinsics or Overreaction? - David Lewis finds a puzzle within the realm of possible objects known as the problem of temporary intrinsics. In our everyday view of objects, contractions arise with their properties. If objects are wholly present (at every moment in time) and contain within them all possible properties, how is it possible that objects, such as an apple, bear contradictory properties (being green and red). In what follows is a discussion of this problem in detail, as well as, Lewis's perdurance solution. After the presentation of his new ontology, I will explore an objection Thompson believes severely damages the notion of temporal parts....   [tags: perdurantism, endurantism, David Lewis] 1791 words
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - Through the use of Christian symbolism, conflicts, and imagery, C. S. Lewis implements his religious background into his literary works. Within The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis creates a question in the reader's mind on whether or not the story was meant to symbolize a Christian allegory. Throughout the story, Lewis utilizes the use of symbolism through his characters, their actions, and the places they travel. All of the main characters in the novel symbolize something within the Holy Bible....   [tags: Literary Analysis, C.S. Lewis] 1317 words
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Literary Criticism of Matthew Lewis’ Novel, The Monk - Literary Criticism of Matthew Lewis’ Novel, The Monk Elliot B. Gose's essay "The Monk," from Imagination Indulged: The Irrational in the Nineteenth-Century Novel, is a psychological survey of Matthew Lewis' novel The Monk. Gose uses Freud's and Jung's psychological theories in his analysis of The Monk's author and characters. To understand Gose's ideas, we must first contextualize his conception of Freud's and Jung's theories. According to Gose: According to Freud we must look behind conscious daydreaming, as well as behind unconscious sleep dreaming, for keys to the unsatisfied primitive desires of the self....   [tags: Monk]
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Alice in Wonderland: Effects on our Lives - Childhood: a time of imagination and fun for all children; this is what individuals have been told of in stories and throughout various cultures. During some periods of time, varying societies can see the exact opposite characterization of childhood. In many stories, novels, and other works of literature and art during the Victorian age, one can see the changes that books have on the appearance and interpretation of the childhood stage of life. One of the more well-known books that deals with childhood is Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll....   [tags: Lewis Caroll, Victorian literature]
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Why Good Things Happen to Bad People - ... One way I have been able to justify this dilemma was through my Christian beliefs. The belief that if you are a good human being, good things will come in return doesn’t always come true. When bad people benefit from something they don’t deserve, it causes outrage in any moral person, as it did with those who followed the Ray Lewis trial. However, as a Christian, I must realize that God is the ultimate judge of good and evil, and the ultimate goal for Christians is eternal life. God realizes the temptation of sinning and addresses the consequences of sinning in the book of Matthew....   [tags: the case of the Ray Lewis fight] 580 words
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll wrote “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and a follow up novel “Through the Looking Glass”. Lewis was born on the 27th of January, 1832 under the name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He is most famous for his writing style of lyrical nonsense in his works. “In 1856 Carroll met Alice Liddell, the four-year-old daughter of the head of Christ Church. During the next few years Carroll often made up stories for Alice and her sisters. In July 1862, while on a picnic with the Liddell girls, Carroll recounted the adventures of a little girl who fell into a rabbit hole....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis]
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Daydreams are not always meaningless, they permit one a chance to create a place where one can rehearse the future and imagine new adventures without risk. Allowing the mind to roam without restrictions can show us who were really are and how we perceive the world around us. Lewis Carroll uses these fantastical thoughts as a foundation for that of Wonderland, a bizarre and seemingly absurd world in which, Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and the sequel, Through the Looking Glass occur. These novels both depict the journey and adventure of a young girl named Alice....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis]
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Comparing Satire in Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis and The Simpsons - The Power of Satire in Babbitt and The Simpsons      Sinclair Lewis used his writing to promote the enrichment of American society by attacking the weaknesses he perceived in his era.  His most notable work, Babbitt, is a satire on the middle class lifestyle and attitude of the 1920s.  Lewis' satirical style and voice is comparable to the modern television series The Simpsons, written by Matt Groening.  Babbitt and The Simpsons contain numerous similarities in satirical writing, presentation and commentary.  Matt Groening satirizes many modern situations with his style and characterization in The Simpsons that are similar to the conditions in Babbitt.  The Simpsons represent the...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Divide betwen Truth and Honour or Happiness and Comfort in The Wife of Martin Guerre - The Divide between Truth and Honour or Happiness and Comfort in Janet Lewis’ “The Wife of Martin Guerre” Janet Lewis, the author of The Wife of Martin Guerre, illustrates what family dynamics were like in the sixteenth century, “…for the extend of his father’s lifetime Martin would legally remain a minor” whereas, women’s identity and importance were only known through their husbands. However, within this novel Bertrande de Rols, wife of Martin Guerre, is known as herself; this is to express that the novel was written according to her experience as the wife of Martin Guerre....   [tags: Janet Lewis novel review] 918 words
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Lewis's Underground Love Adventure - "Down, down, down" falls Alice through the Rabbit hole, leaving far above her the real world, and so, starts her nonsensical underground adventure. Through her conversations with the strange creatures, and the queer situations that she faces, she hopelessly searches for order, rule, and reason. However, Alice fails and surrenders to the unexplainable actions of these creatures. Unlike Alice, readers who know about Lewis Carroll's life- the creator of this chaotic world- are able to explain, and understand a lot of the aspects that he included in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland] 1131 words
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County of Sacramento v. Estate of Phillip Lewis - County of Sacramento v. Estate of Phillip Lewis High-speed pursuits by police officers have been debated as to whether they are beyond the limits by putting people in unnecessary danger or if they are justifiable in every aspect. In the case of the County of Sacramento v. the Estate of Phillip Lewis a high-speed pursuit ended in the death of one of the fleeing suspects. Parents of Phillip Lewis brought claims against the county, sheriff’s department and the deputy involved, saying that the actions taken by the officer and the policy of sheriff’s department are deprivation of life without due process....   [tags: Papers] 1292 words
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Satire and Hypocrisy: Literary Criticism of Lewis’ The Monk - Satire and Hypocrisy: Literary Criticism of Lewis’ The Monk In her essay "Satire in The Monk: Exposure and Reformation", Campbell strives to portray Matthew Lewis' The Monk as a work that is full of and dependent upon satire, yet marks a significant departure from the tradition thereof. Campbell asserts that satire "forcibly exposes an essential quality of an institution, class, etc., which individuals associated with the ridiculed body have concealed either through ignorance, hypocrisy, or affectation." Although satire may be useful in exposing these hypocrisies and false beliefs, it offers no alternatives to these beliefs and is hence a destructive force despite the satirist's pretension...   [tags: Monk] 688 words
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Commentary on Childhood and Adulthood in Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll's use of puns and riddles in Alice in Wonderland help set the theme and tone. He uses word play in the book to show a world of warped reality and massive confusion. He uses such play on words to reveal the underlying theme of ‘growing up', but with such an unusual setting and ridiculous characters, there is need for some deep analyzing to show this theme. The book contains many examples of assonance and alliteration to add humor. Carroll also adds strange diction and extraordinary syntax to support the theme....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis] 1397 words
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Different Illustrations of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a story that has been loved and read by different age groups. Lewis Carroll wrote the book in such a way that the reader, young or old, could be trapped into Alice’s world of adventure. The illustrations by John Tenniel help portray the story beautifully. Tenniel put pictures to Carroll’s thoughts exactly. When a student reads Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for the first time, it is always great if he or she could be introduced to his illustrations. However, it is a good idea for teachers to bring in different portals of Alice to help show how other people may view this little girl’s world....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, ] 989 words
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Post-colonialist Perceptions of Lewis’ Out of the Silent Planet - Post-colonialist Perceptions of Lewis’ Out of the Silent Planet The Italian artist Michelangelo Buonarroti viewed the goal of sculpting as the manipulation of a marble block until the figure within is set free. Just as a carving artist seeks to release its piece from rock, a literary artist desires his art form to be carved from an obscure idea into clear apprehension. The most beautiful of these art pieces are placed in a museum of their own right, the literary canon. A great part of literature’s beauty is the ability of the artist to present his purpose in indiscrete ways, in some degree or another, sliding his message in the literature’s elements during its construction....   [tags: Post Colonialism Out of the Silent Planet Essays]
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Literature and this World - Looking back on the history of the human world, one can see the evolution of the way people have expressed themselves. People have utilized things such as the following: art, music, architecture, theatre, technology, photography, and lastly, literature. But primarily focusing on the literature, the goal of this paper is to show that literature as an art can be used to glorify God. Like any art form, time has affected the way literature has been presented. Not only has the style of writing, spelling of words, and the topics that have been written on varied throughout the years but the writers themselves have transformed through the ages....   [tags: Rivers and Lewis, Christian literature] 2068 words
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The Power of Love in The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis - The Power of Love in The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis Through life, people experience many kinds of love. Many people often believe they love someone, when they actually do not because they may not know what the word means. As much as we want to understand love, it is still simply indescribable. As C.S. Lewis tries to explain it in his book, The Four Loves, it is still a mystery as to what love truly means. I believe in order to know what love means, one must experience it. It is quite true that went two individuals are in love with each other, they know it and can feel it....   [tags: Papers] 791 words
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Tuite’s Literary Criticism of Lewis’ The Monk - Tuite’s Literary Criticism of Lewis’ The Monk I would like to preface this by saying that one of the things I learned from this exercise is that, just because an article exists in published form, does not necessarily mean that it is a good article. This is the conclusion I reached after plowing, dictionary in hand, through two articles that were, respectively, ridiculously elementary after one hacked through the jargon, and entirely absurd and unsupported. Disheartened, I went searching again, and this time, came up with "Cloistered Closets: Enlightenment Pornography, The Confessional State, Homosexual Persecution and The Monk," by Clara Tuite, and it is this article that I am writing about...   [tags: Monk]
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Explain the construction of the service package offered by the Lewis - Explain the construction of the service package offered by the Lewis Partnership at the Swan Hotel or the Moat House Hotel. 1. Define the concept of “service package” and explain the construction of the service package offered by the Lewis Partnership at the Swan Hotel or the Moat House Hotel. The Service Package is defined as: “ a bundle of goods and services that is provided in some environment ” 1 The Service Package is composed of the following four elements: Supporting facility, facilitating goods, explicit services and implicit services....   [tags: Business and Management Studies] 668 words
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Teen Conformity in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt and in Society Today - Teen Conformity in Babbitt and in Society Today      In society today, people feel the need to belong. They feel as though they have to be a part of something in order to feel special. At times, they will go so far as to lose their individuality and submit themselves into complete ignorance just to be able to know that there is someone or something to which they can always fall back on. Conformity is one of the most common and most apparent forms of Babbittry in the twenty - first century....   [tags: Babbitt Essays]
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The Obstinate Toy Soldier in Mere Christianity - In C.S. Lewis' book Mere Christianity, The Obstinate Toy Soldier is a chapter with good points. Lewis takes his reader step by step through this chapter. In paragraph one he talks about how humans are consumed with the here and now, so people do not really think about what would have happened if humans never fell. Paragraph two is about how natural life and spiritual life are not just separate, but opposing sides. Lewis says this because people are born one way and God wants them another way. If these two sides, natural and spiritual life, combined then the way people normally do things would be destroyed in the process....   [tags: C.S. Lewis] 667 words
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Michael Lewis' Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - In Major League Baseball the general belief is that the more a team spends on their payroll the more games they will win. With the absence of a salary cap baseball may seam unfair to the smaller market teams who can't bare the salary costs that the larger market teams can. In Michael Lewis' Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Lewis depicts just how the Oakland Athletics have been winning in an unfair game for almost a decade. The A's are a small market team that doesn't have nearly the amount of money at their disposal that their competitors in the American League do....   [tags: Baseball Salaries ] 1922 words
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Chemistry: Acids and Base Theories - ... He said, Aqueous solutions of acids give H+ ion. For example: NaOH → Na+ + OH−and Aqueous solutions of bases give OH- ion for example NaOH → Na+ + OH− Second description of acids and bases is found by Danish chemist J.N. Bronsted and English chemist in T.N LOWRY in 1923. According to them matter that gives protons are acid and matter that receive proton is base. With this description matters that aren’t thought to be an acid or base is now classified as an acid or a base. For example Boron trifluoride is act as an acid and forms a complex by receiving couple of electrons of Trimethylamine....   [tags: lewis’s electron theory ] 671 words
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Lewis Thomas’ The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher - One can almost feel the searing penetration of Lewis Thomas’ analytical eye as it descends the narrow barrel of the microscope and explodes onto a scene of vigorous, animated, interactive little cells—cells inescapably engrossed in relaying messages to one another with every bump and bounce; with every brush of the elbow, lick of the stamp, and click of the mouse… Woven throughout Thomas’ The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher is a desire to link scientific phenomena with social behavior—to peruse the symbiotic relationship that we, as humans, are incapable or perhaps unwilling, to contemplate....   [tags: Biology Science Papers]
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A Response to C.S. Lewis' Till we Have Faces - A Response to C.S. Lewis' Till we Have Faces Only now[1], only now that I am old and no longer care about beauty and no longer fear my own ugliness, only now that I have accepted my fate as the seer and her vision, the lover and her beloved, the heartbroken girl and her ugly despairing reflection in the mirror, only know do I perceive the truth and distortion of that cunning glass in the Pillar Room. I Orual - the wise Queen of Glome, the veiled woman warrior who struck terror in the hearts of those who loved and obeyed but never saw me, now know that I took as perfect and true, one glance into that curved glass....   [tags: Till we Have Faces Essays] 1648 words
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Criticism Essay On The Narnia Series - In this story, it's the adventures of three young children that find a wardrobe to a new land. This land, however, is under the evil spell of a witch and she leaves the land in internal winter. Accompanied by friends they make and the lion (the king of the forest), they will vanquish the witch forever. There are many allegories in this story and many representations of Christianity. I have enjoyed reading the books and I have been enlightened reading the critic books. However, the critic books influenced me in thinking some of my own and so I have added on to what I think Lewis was trying to refer just for the purpose of the situation....   [tags: C.S. Lewis] 1389 words
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Out Of The Silent Planet - Out of the Silent Planet By: C.S. Lewis C.S. Lewis produced a book that conveys vivid scenery, relatable characters, and a vague but detailed plot that gave rise to a novel with wonderful clarity. Out of the Silent Planet is an account of the voyage of Ransom, a linguist, who is kidnapped and taken to another planet, Malacandra (Mars). Where he learns that Thulcandra (Earth) is called the silent planet because there has been no communication from it in years. On the voyage there he is led to believe he will be sacrificed....   [tags: C.S. Lewis] 523 words
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Children in the Chronicles of Narnia - The Seven Chronicles of Narnia written by C.S. Lewis have, in their short life, become a classic on library and literature shelves for both young and old alike. The first of the seven books was recently made into a popular TV movie a couple of years ago entitled, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. The chronicles are, at heart, adventure stories. They record the marvelous and often scary episodes of a small group of youngsters who enter the mystical world of Narnia when they walk through a secret doorway in a little used wardrobe in one of their homes....   [tags: C.S. Lewis] 1460 words
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The Life and Achievements of Sacagawea - Sacagawea was a mother, navigator and symbol of family for all of Lewis and Clark's discover corps. She provided direction, natural plants for boiling and eating, bargained for much needed horses with her recently reunited brother and was a message for the group that hope should be kept alive. Sacagawea navigates Lewis and Clark through dangerous passages to find a northwest passage and reach "the great waters". Many things have been vague about her life, such as her childhood and death but the voyage she took is known very well. Sacagawea's birth is unknown but she was born a Shoshone Indian....   [tags: Native American, biography, Lewis and Clark] 1148 words
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The American Dream Out West - America, the land of opportunity, a country that stretches out from sea to shining sea. Except what if America stayed in the boundaries; the appalachian mountains east. Would America be the country it is and has been for the last 100 years. Westward expansion is why America is as unique and diverse as it is today; it gave the hope of opportunity to thousands of Americans and is why the American dream or “Manifest Destiny” remains a reality even today. Westward expansion encouraged by Lewis and Clark which led to the Oregon Trail and was later fuled by the California gold rush illustrates the American dream as people took a risk leaving the east to seek new opportunities and/or wealth in the...   [tags: Lewis & Clark, CA Gold Rush]
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Leadership on the Frontier: Sacagawea Edition - Showered by myths and mystery, not knowing the correct spelling of Sacagawea’s name or her correct date of birth. Her story still has been told many times throughout history. Not learning to read or write, she was well known for assisting the explorers Lewis and Clark on their expedition, in survey of the Louisiana Purchase land. She became a valuable guide to the expedition, interpreting between tribes in her region. Without the help of Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark might not have been as successful, but because of her efforts, it made claiming the newfound land for the United States impossible for other countries....   [tags: Lewis and Clark Expedition, American History]
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Elmer Gantry: One of the most Controversial Books in America - In 1927, Sinclair Lewis published one of the most, if not the most, controversial book in American Literature titled Elmer Gantry. The novel is a picaresque novel in which the main character is immoral and lives by his wits (Elmer). Lewis was no stranger to controversy and Elmer Gantry was no exception to the rule. Lewis harshly scrutinizes industrialized religion in America, and reveals so called revivalists as hypocrites and morons. The book begins by describing the protagonist, Elmer Gantry, and his friend and roommate; Jim Lefferts, as they are visiting Cato, Missouri to visit their love interests....   [tags: evangelists,sinclair lewis,elmer gantry]
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Unwavering, Impervious, Undaunted Courage - Ever since the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Thomas Jefferson longed to know what lay in the West. Now that the land belonged to the Americans, sold to them from the French, they were free to explore it. Jefferson hired two men named Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to lead an expedition into this unknown territory on an adventure called the Journey of Discovery. This journey was set up so that Jefferson could collect as much information of the unknown as possible, including plants, animals, and other natural history....   [tags: Meriwether Lewis, Clark, Journey of Discovery]
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Love: Selfish or Selfless? - St. Paul states, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known” (Holy Bible: Placed by the Gideons, 1 Corinthians 13:12). Facing a mirror reveals one’s true self because looking at a reflection is looking into one’s soul. It is self-realization that shows the selfish or selfless love resting within one’s heart. For many centuries and still today, love is described as one of the best feelings on earth, a feeling that has brought about joy, as well as heartbreak....   [tags: CS Lewis, The Four Loves, Literature]
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Religious Imagery in C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and George MacDonald's The Princess and the Goblin - Religious education and children's literature have enjoyed a long parallel history. The earliest children's books were little more than religious devotionals or bible stories rewritten with the express enjoyment of children in mind. As children's literature progressed, however, it began to move away from religious instruction and into works that focused more on story. This doesn't mean that the two became mutually exclusive as to this day many works that are still enormously popular with children are rife with religious allegory without sacrificing story....   [tags: Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, The Princess and ] 935 words
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The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex and the Meaning of Life - In 2002, Doctor Armand Nicholi, Jr. sought to put two of the greatest minds of the 20th century together to debate the answer to the lifelong question, “Is there a God, and if so, how should we respond to his existence?” Nicholi is the first scholar to ever put the arguments of C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud side by side in an attempt to recreate as realistic of a debate as possible between the two men. He examines their writings, letters, and lectures in an attempt to accurately represent both men in this debate....   [tags: Doctor Armand Nicholi, Jr. book review]
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The Foundation of Traditional Ethics - In “Abolition of Man”, author C.S. Lewis discussed the foundation of traditional ethics by embracing the Chinese word Tao, meaning “the Way.” Lewis declares that people today have assumed a place outside the Tao. This position involves, according to C.S. Lewis, a choice between two evils; and one or the other evil is our destiny if we believe that the Tao isn’t real. But aside from such everyday thoughts, there are hypothetical problems to this belief. The demand to abandon traditional ethics is frequently related to what is thought to be a new and rational set of morals....   [tags: tao, cs lewis, abolition of man]
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Juvenile Delinquency and The Bling Side - The movie Blind Side was based on the best-selling book The Blind Side by Michael Lewis. In this story the main character Michael Oher is a troubled child that is taken in by an upper class family and is put through school. During the course of this story you can see how many of the Juvenile Delinquency theories that we reviewed in class can be applied and seen, it also shows that some theories can be proven wrong based on the circumstances. One of the Juvenile Delinquency theories that could have changed this whole story is one of Development theories’ sub theories, Life-course theory....   [tags: Michael Lewis, Literary Analysis, Theories]
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Equality, a Theme Mentioned in the Song Black or White by Michael Jackson and Same Love by Macklemore and Lewis - In our society, equality has always been a reoccurring issue. All the way from early slavery and the Holocaust to discrimination toward African Americans and same-sex marriages. As much as our world works on being equal, each culture has its differences. In Michael Jackson’s song, “Black or White” and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song, “Same Love,” they approach the same topic, equality. Each song is touching on the important issues of the time, racial discrimination and same-sex relationships. Both artists have the same visions on fairness and each song is just the start of how people started to change their views on these equality differences....   [tags: Prejudice, Race, Discrimination]
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Nonsense Is Defined by Its Inability to be Defined Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear's Alice in Wonderland - ... Yet one of the greatest paradoxes is the transformation of Alice over the course of the novel as well as the transformation of the duchess. Alice begins as an ignorant child; she has difficulties in morphing to the logic and needs of Wonderland yet as the novel continues Alice grows in her logic. She becomes intelligent and learns to be smarter in her discussions with the creatures and is able to make sense of the nonsense itself. Yet, Alice is forced to grow the nonsense of Wonderland itself, otherwise if she doesn’t she will not be able to handle the consistent contradiction of logic that Wonderland provides....   [tags: literature, limericks, stereotypes]
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Cultural Diversity and Racial Privilege - In Henry Lewis Gates’ article, The Debate Has Been Miscast from the Start, he reveals the advantages to having multiculturalism in the curriculum of America’s schools. He would argue that in order to create true diversity and understanding of cultural differences, the nation must provide its students with a wide array of opportunities to understand other cultures besides their own. Peggy McIntosh takes on a similar situation when she takes into consideration how she was taught diversity in schools as a child....   [tags: Henry Lewis Gates' article analysis] 572 words
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The Great Divorce - The beginning of the book The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis was difficult to understand and hard to figure out, but as you read on, you come to find out that this book is about heaven and hell and the people that go there. The narrator who is the main character in the book tells the story on what he sees from his eyes. The author describes hell as a dark cold town with alleys that people live in and no one to be seen on the streets, and heaven as this place that looks beautiful with green grass, mountains, rivers, and animals running around....   [tags: C.S. Lewis] 996 words
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Applying Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll to the Mind - ... The part of the brain that controls dreams is called the Pons. This region of brain near the base of the skull transports information to the thalamus, which controls the learning and thinking aspects of the brain. Sigmund Freud believed that dreams acted as a “safety valve” for desires. This could mean that Alice truly wanted a world of ridiculousness, but knew better, but just had to prove it to herself, subconsciously. Thus, it was like a safety net, because she never really did any of the nonsensical things, but still learned from it....   [tags: unconscious, dreams, society]
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History of Early America - ... To explore, he sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in 1803. The Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase is one of the most important because it doubled the size of The United States. In 1802 President Thomas Jefferson sent two men James Monroe and Robert Livingston to buy New Orleans from the France. At the time, France was in a few wars and Napoleon needed money for the things France needed for war. France offered the two men the Louisiana Territory and New Orleans. To get advice from Jefferson they would have to travel for a few months and then back....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, War] 795 words
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Lewis is portrayed as a nice character but maybe a bit nervous as he - Lewis is portrayed as a nice character but maybe a bit nervous as he did wish Morse a Happy Christmas even though Morse has been quite horrible. Morse's Greatest Mystery The first impression the reader gets of Morse is that he can appear rather moody. “Morse banged down the receiver and sat silent” This suggest Morse is fed up with the bank because they are not telling him things .He slams down the receiver which shows he I taking his anger out on other things and he sits in silence maybe to reflect over his thoughts....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 701 words
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Similar themes in Both Alfred Lord Tennyson’s The Kraken and Lewis Carrolls Jabberwocky - Both Alfred Lord Tennyson’s The Kraken and Lewis Carrolls Jabberwocky are poems concerning fictional monsters. Both poems share obvious similarities in both theme and irregular use of language. However the format and how each poet presents their monster contrasts significantly. The most obvious similarity between both poems is their theme. Jabberwocky by Carroll is an example of Nonsense poetry and first appears in ‘Through the Looking Glass’ by the same author. It concerns a young man’s attempt to slay a monster called the Jabberwocky....   [tags: Monsters, Language]
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Comparing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll and Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes - Growth is inevitable and the most anticipated quest of man. It is a never-ending quest to evolve, fuelled by the constant hope for survival. Once natural growth halts, man’s focus shifts to the growth within. The coming of age, associates itself with this transformation from child to man, the step of letting go of childish ways and moving on to more mature things. The need for such a dramatic transformation is questioned by Miguel de Cervantes and Lewis Carroll in their texts, Don Quixote and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland....   [tags: Growth, Child Fantasy] 1685 words
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The Landscape of History - In The Landscape of History, John Lewis Gaddis makes a cohesive argument concerning about the debate over the objectivity of truth by stating “objectivity as a consequence is hardly possible, and that there is, therefore, no such thing as truth (Gaddis 29). The question for objective history has long been debated by numerous historians, and the differing viewpoints of history have led to a transition in our ways of thinking in the modern world. Ultimately, the question that this paper focuses on is: to what extent is history objective....   [tags: Book Review, John Lewis Gaddis] 1626 words
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Human Resources at John Lewis use labour market information to help - Human Resources at John Lewis use labour market information to help them with there HR planning Task 3 Human Resources at John Lewis use labour market information to help them with there HR planning. The information allows us to look at local employment trends so they can indicate the availability of labour in certain areas, so they can see whether it is in fact easy or difficult to hire .It also can be used to see whether a large company has made employees redundant which means there will be more workers available with the skills that could be transferable to the job....   [tags: Human Resources Essays] 3567 words
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Contrasting The Styles of CS Lewis and William Gibson Using Neuromancer and That Hideous Strength - Contrasting The Styles of CS Lewis and William Gibson Using Neuromancer and That Hideous Strength The styles of C.S Lewis and William Gibson occupy opposite poles in the Science fiction realm; chronologically, sub-genre-wise, and most importantly, in terms of style. They differ significantly, in terms of use of language, tone and personal philosophy. Yet both are brilliant examples of great science fiction. Style is one of the most important elements in any written work, perhaps as much so as content....   [tags: Compare Contrast Literature] 1996 words
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C. S. Lewis’s We Have No Right To Happiness - Everybody in this world has the right to happiness. However, I don’t think we should seek our happiness by all means. I don’t agree that people should be selfish in order to get whatever they want. I’m not saying that there aren’t any selfish people in this world, but some people are more selfish than others. So we need to have some balance in what we want and what would make us happy. Also we need to make sure that we don’t burden ourselves for the sake of others’ happiness. Therefore, I’m not convinced that Mr....   [tags: We Have No Right To Happiness] 633 words
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Role of Symbols and Symbolism in C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia - Role of Symbolism in C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia It has always been amazing to realize how well the literature I read as a child has stayed with me through the years. It takes an exceptional writer to compose a narrative that maintains a storyline on the same level of a child's understanding; it takes everything short of a miracle to keep a child's interest. However, that undertaking has been accomplished by many skilled authors, and continues to be an area of growth in the literary world....   [tags: Chronicles of Narnia Essays] 1046 words
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Comparing The Passionate Shepherd To His Love, Her Reply, and Cecil Day Lewis - Comparing The Passionate Shepherd To His Love, Her Reply, and Cecil Day Lewis          When looking at these three poems,  it immediately becomes noticeable that all of them are very similar.  They often share the same lines,  almost word for word,  and furthermore follow a smilar tone,  as well as having an identical rhyming pattern.  „The passionate shepherd to his love“ (poem number one)  is followed by an answer from his lover (poem number two),  and is then followed up by a further poem by Cecil Day Lewis,  which like in poem number one,  is an attempt at winning a ladies heart over,  and convincing her to devote all her love to him....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1059 words
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Relationship Between Man and Machine in Lewis Mumford’s Technics and Civilization - Relationship Between Man and Machine in Lewis Mumford’s Technics and Civilization Lewis Mumford’s Technics and Civilization is both a chronicle and a critique of the development of technology alongside society. Mumford sees the development of modern technology as having occurred in three distinct phases—greatly oversimplifying, one could say that the phases represent the shift from “wood and water” to “coal and iron” and finally to “alloy and electricity”. The work is also intensely concerned with the relationship between war and technology....   [tags: mumford technics civilization essay]
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The Theological Dilemma of Pain and Suffering - The existence of pain and suffering in a world created by a good and almighty God is a fundamental theological dilemma and may be the most serious objection to the Christian religion. In the book, The Problem Of Pain , author C.S. Lewis addresses the issue of pain as a mere problem that demands a solution; he formulates it and goes about solving it. "If God were good, He would make His creatures perfectly happy, and if He were almighty He would be able to do what He wished. But the creatures are not happy....   [tags: The Problem Of Pain, C.S. Lewis]
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Moneyball, by Michael Lewis - The tension between the uses of subjective versus objective data is a literature that formulated after introduction of money ball. Researchers have been keen to dig into the usefulness of the concept posed by the book money ball. The main idea in money ball in simple terms is that statistical analyses are better predictors than our intuition. However, “Moneyball” provides a “playing field” for many topics of interest to management it speaks to an ongoing debate in human judgment and decision- making (Brockner & Flynn 2006)....   [tags: Literature, Influence on Management]
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Faith and Reason - Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist and the University of Oxford’s Professor for Public Understanding of Science once said, “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” Professor Dawkins is an avid evangelist of reason and logic, and condemns any faith-based worldviews, seeing faith and reason as complete opposites. The conflict between the two is and everlasting debate, pondered by many great philosophers since the time of Aristotle and Plato....   [tags: c. s. lewis, religion, science]
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The Westward Expansion - There were many people responsible for the westward expansion of the US. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were one of the first Americans to precisely explore and map the western Territories. During their expeditions they were aided by a Shoshone woman named Sacagawea and her French-Canadian husband Toussaint Charbonneau, during which they served as translators. Their expedition helped path a way for thousands of settlers to move west. Jorge Donor was a settler who was emigrating to the west with a group of settlers (Known as the Donor Party) to settle there....   [tags: lewis and william clark, jorge donor] 920 words
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Water as an Archetypal Image in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll, are filled with archetypal images that enhance the underlying meaning of the story. From the Cheshire cat to the caterpillar to the garden, Carroll uses abstract ideas to symbolize archetypal images. Lewis Carroll makes images represent the archetypal trickster, mentor, temptress, and more. One of the less prevalent, but most meaningful images in these books is water. In the “Alice” stories, Lewis Carroll uses the archetypal image of water to represent the situations and events that Alice encounters through her journey....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland] 843 words
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Telling America 's Story - Telling America 's Story The three essays of rhetorical criticism, Telling America 's Story: Narrative Form and the Regan Presidency by William F. Lewis, The "Promiscuous Audience" Controversy and the Emergence of the Early Woman 's Rights Movement by Susan Zaeske, and Medicine, Rhetoric, and Euthanasia: A Case Study in the Workings of a Postmodern Discourse by Michael J. Hyde each employ a variety of strategies to examine the rhetoric of three distinct situations. This paper will attempt to dissect each of the essays in a comparative manner....   [tags: William F. Lewis Essays] 872 words
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Alice in Wonderland and the Mathematics Involved - The latter half of the nineteenth century became a time of evolution for different forms of mathematics such as symbolic algebra, Riemannian geometry, Boolean algebra , and quaternion calculus. "To him [Lewis Carroll], algebra was all about numbers," mathematician Keith Devlin explained. “But in the 19th century, people were developing all kinds of bizarre new algebras, where x times y was not equal to y times x.” (Devlin) While mathematicians knew that Carroll, a mathematician himself, was slipping numbers in to his classic, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” the hidden math came as a surprise to many others....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, rational, math, language, limits]
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Salvador Dali and Alice In Wonderland - In 1969, Salvador Dali, a surrealist painter and admirer of Sigmund Freud, appropriated John Tenniel’s illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Often expressing the capacity of dreams and imagination, Dali and Carroll become linked together as the center of surrealist concerns. Both men create a world where logic and reality get twisted creating an alternative universe. Dali’s expression of Alice, in a realm of unconscious, brings forward the idea of Freudian understanding. Dali’s strong use of color and symbolism in his works, while understanding Freudian Principles, represent Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland just as well as if not better than Tenniel’s illustrations....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
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Creating Chaos and Losing Knowledge - In “The Plague”, by Albert Camus, Joseph Grand experiences a creative stagnation. He cannot get past his opening sentence: “One fine morning in the month of May an elegant young horsewoman might have been seen riding a handsome sorrel mare along the flowery avenue of the Bois de Boulogne.” Having revised it and rearranged it for years, he cannot make sense of it and fails to generate a story. His idea of perfection ruins his creative side. He frantically wants the precise words and thinks that learning Latin will make him a better writer....   [tags: Albert Camus, creativity, Lewis Thomas, Gregor]
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Lewis Carroll's Alice Adventures in Wonderland - ... Like a child that is beginning to grow up, she starts to outgrow the world of Wonderland. Of all the main ideas or themes in Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, one of the most important is the idea of growing up and the effect it has on your perspective and things that you enjoy. To children, the events in the story might seem perfectly reasonable and even funny at times, even if they are not necessarily meant to be. When a child sees the Red Queen yell “off with his head!” they might even be inclined to laugh at the silly show of anger, not fully understanding the unfairness of her words and the seriousness of the situation....   [tags: a masterpiece of nonsensical language and ideas]
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Moriarty as a Trickster - Every great story has a villain and a trickster. Occasionally these two meet and create a dynamic super-villain. It is the trickster traits created by William Hynes and Lewis Hyde that explain the motivation behind their actions. Hynes breaks his traits down into six categories while Hyde maintains only one. Hynes believes tricksters are defined by an ambiguous and anomalous nature, actions of deceit and trickery, shape-shifting, situation inversion, bricoleur, and imitation of the gods. Hyde maintains that all tricksters are motivated by a hunger, be it food or otherwise....   [tags: villian, trickster, William Hynes, Lewis Hyde]
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Mere Christianity - Through the eyes of C.S. Lewis: Simple Christianity In England, during the year of 1942 when all hope was threatened by the inhumanity of war, a man by the name of C.S. Lewis addressed the central issues of Christianity through a series of radio lectures. After more than half a century later, his broadcasts still prevail and maintain their poignancy. Each of his original lectures, Broadcast Talks (1942), Christian Behaviour (1943), and Beyond Personality (1944) were compiled as one to make up the book currently known as Mere Christianity....   [tags: C.S. Lewis] 1423 words
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Main Street - Sinclair Lewis makes point of the efforts that Carol produces to reform her new home. These efforts can be perceived by the townspeople as unwelcomed and unsuccessful. Some of Carol’s ideas are ludicrous, out of proportion and not ready for the slow-moving town. She tries several different approaches to reforming the town from the moment of her arrival. She goes from architectural reform to poetic reform to artistic to introducing liberalism to amusing social functions. All of these tactics she hopes will spring forth a reform movement to beautify and culturalize the town and people....   [tags: Sinclair Lewis] 523 words
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Wolf Whistle - In his novel, Wolf Whistle, Lewis Nordan depicts a racist society. The society and the citizens within it are not only mean and nasty, but also self-absorbed. However, between narrating a loose account of a 14 year old black boy's murder and telling the stories of the citizens of Arrow Catcher, Mississippi, Nordan gives a sort of ray of hope for the future. Since the actual murder is somewhat a minor aspect of the novel, and the book lacks any real major black characters, readers may get the impression that this is a negative aspect of this book....   [tags: Lewis Nordan] 1288 words
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A Comparison and Contrast of Love in Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate Shepherd to his Love and C. Day Lewis's Song - A Comparison and Contrast of Love in Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love" and C. Day Lewis's "Song" In the poems "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love" by Christopher Marlowe and "Song" by C. Day Lewis, the speakers display their individual views of what can be expected with their love. Both speakers produce invitations to love with differences in what they have to offer. A list of promised delights is offered by the speaker in "The Passionate Shepherd," and through persuasion, is able to influence the emotions of his love....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Comparing Frank Baum’s Dorothy Gale of the Oz series and Lewis Carroll’s Alice of Alice in Wonderla - Comparing Frank Baum’s Dorothy Gale of the Oz series and Lewis Carroll’s Alice of Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll’s Alice and Frank Baum’s Dorothy are two of the most well-known and well-loved heroines of all time. At first glance, both Alice and Dorothy appear to be rather accurate renditions of actual little girls who embark on their own adventures in strange and fantastical lands. However, closer scrutiny reveals that only one of these characters is a true portrayal of what a little girl is really like, while the other is but a fulfillment of what most girls would only dream of being like....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 1702 words
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You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis - ... 201 Point of View: This book is written in first-person point of view, which I personally like, because it’s a very touching story and you get to see all of the feelings firsthand. I also like first-person point of view because it’s not like the author is a narrator explaining everything that’s going on. It is a character in the story, and you don’t think of it as an author, you think of it as Luna, and it’s a very believable character. “I tell myself to snap out of it. This is my day.” -pg....   [tags: character analysis] 860 words
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The Inklings by Humphrey Carpenter - The Inklings by Humphrey Carpenter C.S. Lewis heard the bells of one of the colleges strike noon as he hurried purposefully along the narrow cobblestone streets of Oxford. He disliked giving the tutorials required of his position of Tutor in English Language and Literature at Magdalen College and usually kept the sessions to the minimum required time. However, this tutorial had given rise to a particularly enjoyable debate, and he never liked to cut off a good hydebate, although he now wished he had....   [tags: Lewis Tolkien Charles Williams Dyson Essays]
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Perelandra by C.S. Lewis - Perelandra Setting The setting of this story takes place on the planet Prelandra, also known as Venus. This planet consists of many floating islands. The islands are quite beautiful, the clouds are purple and the sky is a golden color, the seawater is green and drinkable, from the distance the water looks like glided glass. The islands are not very stable, and they can shake if water hits the mobile islands. All of the islands are mobile, except the main island, which remains stationary....   [tags: essays research papers] 1374 words
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