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English as The Official Language of the United States - The debate of instituting English as the official language in the United States is a debate that has been going on for centuries. Many people believe that English should be the official language because we are American, and Americans speak English. However, many of those people fail to realize that we all come from different heritages and corners of the world. Language should be an art of expression, one where people of all heritages and backgrounds can speak in the language that they have learned....   [tags: Governmental Policy]
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Dubliners vs To The Lighthouse - In Dubliners and To the Lighthouse, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf explore the depressing results of lives devoid of growth or meaning versus those who dare to live their lives in spite of all strife and adversity. Both concerned with the meaninglessness of stagnant lives, Joyce operating in pre-WWI Ireland, Woolf in England during and after the war. Joyce’s story "The Dead" and To the Lighthouse both reveal the despair of lives that occupy but do not fill the short span of time between birth and inevitable death....   [tags: Literary Analysis, James Joyce] 2342 words
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Six Degrees Of Enlightenment - Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga, Spain on Oct. 25, 1881 and died in Mougins, France on Apr. 8, 1973. Picasso was a painter, sculptor, print-maker, ceramicist, and stage designer. Pablo Picasso and Georges Barque co-founded Cubism together. Picasso’s two famous paintings were Guernica and Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. He was even considered to be one of the greatest and influential artists of the 20th century.("Pablo Picasso." 2011. Biography.com. 30 May 2011, 06:10 http://www.biography.com/articles/Pablo-Picasso-9440021.) Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania on Feb....   [tags: Artists, Pablo Picasso] 948 words
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James Joyce's "The Dead" - James Joyce's short story "The Dead" deals with the meaning of life. This title is significant and enhances several aspects of the story. First of all, it reveals that the characters are unable to be emotional. They are physically living but emotionally dead. Second of all, it contributes to the main subject of the story, Gabriel's epiphany. The title contributes to these aspects of the story by adding meaning and acting as a reminder of the overall theme of the story. The title, "The Dead", reveals the difference between how the people appear to be and who they really are....   [tags: American Literature] 958 words
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House of the Spirits Character Comparison - Journal 5: Elaborate on the functions of Ferula, Nana, the Count, and Esteban Garcia, using a compare and contrast format. The characters Ferula, Nana, the Count, and Esteban Garcia, in the novel The House of the Spirits all have similar functions throughout the novel but they express them in different ways. Ferula and Nana are more alike because they have motherly skills and they like to care for others, while the Count and Esteban Garcia are distinctly more similar than the other because of the male chauvinist attitudes and the need to always have what they want....   [tags: Character Analysis Comparison Isabel Allende] 1131 words
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One Hundred Years Of Solitude - One of the stated aims of Márquez, as he said it, was to &#8220;tell a story just like my grandmother would have done it';. With the result in hand the conclusion must be that he has done it quite well. Márquez has managed to capture the vivid language of story telling as well as having the story moving both " forward and sideways". Togheter with the extensive use of magic realism and the life of mankind portrayed in the village I´m quite sure that it will take me many years before I even start forgetting the book....   [tags: essays research papers] 526 words
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Loves Knowledge by Martha Nussbaum - ... He could hear, only, in the silence of the night, the murmur of conversation. What agony he suffered…as he listened to that murmur…” (Proust, 242). As this thought was proved, this put Swann into a deeper impaired state that made him mad for love in return from Odette. Later as he finds that Odette doesn’t love him he finally snaps out of this impaired state and realizes he loved for all of the wrong reasons. Marquez’s Love In The Time Of Cholera plainly shows us how a new way of loving is discovered, therefor impairing his judgment about what love truly is....   [tags: impairer, enhancer, jealous mindset]
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Memory and the Quest for Family History in One Hundred Years of Solitude and Song of Solomon - Memory and the Quest for Family History in One Hundred Years of Solitude and Song of Solomon Pierre Nora proposes that "the quest for memory is the search for one's history" (289). In their attempt to reconstruct the communal histories of their people, Toni Morrison and Gabriel García Márquez rely heavily on the use of memory as a means to rewrite the history of those oppressed because of race, class and/or gender in a world where historiography has been dominated by the white man. Memory is closely related to the reclamation of identity and history -- both personal and collective....   [tags: One Hundred Years Solitude]
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Drawing on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and the Character Development of Joseph and Mary in the Nativity Story - The 2006 film The Nativity Story, is a retelling of the birth of Jesus and the events surrounding it. The film takes pieces both from the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke in order to create its narrative. The film takes some of its key scenes as well as aspects of both Mary and Joseph from the Bible. The advantage of using both gospels as a basis for the film is that it allows for the dual perspective of Mary and Joseph instead of being limited to one or the other, and allows for a more complete feeling narrative....   [tags: film analysis, cinematography, Christianity]
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False Picture of Marriage in The Dead by James Joyce and Odour of Chrysanthemums by D.H. Lawrence - Illusion versus Reality: Marriage in Modern Literature Modern literature is known for questioning society and its various conventions. One question that these works often ask is, “What is real?” Some modern authors explore this question by placing their characters within self-constructed illusions that are later shattered by the introduction of reality. Marriages are frequently at the center of this theme, with one spouse crafting an illusory impression of the other. Modern literature demonstrates that a marriage built upon illusion will falter when exposed to reality....   [tags: husband, spouse, illusion]
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The Conflict of Intercultural Values in Stories by William Faulkner and James Joyce - This literary study will analyze the conflict of intercultural values that are found within the modernist and traditionalist views represented in these two stories by William Faulkner and James Joyce. The evolving conflict of traditional values versus modern values found in early 20th century Dublin reveals the often pompous and closed society that exists within the microcosm of family life. Joyce’s main character Gabriel is a character that must face this traditional and often stuffy type of Dublin aristocracy, as her tries to reinvent himself as the modern man....   [tags: Culture, Authors, Cultural Values]
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Exposing Boundaries in Wilson's Fences - Exposing Boundaries in Fences Fences is a play that deals with boundaries that hold people back and the trials and tribulations of those who try or wish to cross them. The characters are African-Americans in a time before the civil rights movement, living in an industrial city. The main character, Troy Manxson, is a talented baseball player who never had the chance to let his talent shine, with restrictions on race and his time in jail as the main obstacles that held him back. He is now hard working and loves his family....   [tags: Wilson Fences Essays] 909 words
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Bubbles in James Joyce's Short Story Collection, Dubliners - Many of Joyce’s characters in Dubliners are trapped in a bubble, where they are paralyzed and confined to a world that they want to escape. The first example of this is in “Araby” where the narrator is attracted to a young girl. He can hear her, see her, and dream and wish about her. He always thinks about her, and longs to be with her: “Her image accompanied me even in places the most hostile to romance (Joyce, 25).” However, he is unable to escape from himself and talk to her or get to know her....   [tags: Araby, literary analysis] 921 words
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Injustice: Standing up for one Another - Superheroes; they save and protect the world’s people. They courageously stand up and battle against evil, anarchy, injustice, crime, and sin. When the world has nothing else to defend itself, they are the ones who are present with a duty to safeguard everyone. The superheroes you may know, such as: Superman, Batman, Iron Man, etc. all have extraordinary superhuman powers which they use to shield those in need. However, anyone can be a superhero. Throughout history, many people have become like superheroes not because of extraordinary powers, but extraordinary courage, bravery, humanity, and love....   [tags: Superman, Batman, Iron Man]
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Patriarchal Values in African Nations - 1) As in most cultures of the world, patriarchal values shaped male-female relationships in many African nations. But women are often forced to take on a more male typical role here in the United States. A shift in gender roles can cause many marital problems. Male violence against women is a frequent presenting problem in family therapy (McGoldrick, Giordano, & Garcia-Preto, 2005, p. 81-82). Though, in Yesterdays situation we cannot relate her intimate partner violence problems to this gender role shift, this is a serious issue that must be examined in family therapy....   [tags: ethnicities, male-female relationships, HIV]
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Mr. Boldwood as Being Oblivious to Bathshebas Beauty - The only man oblivious to her beauty is Mr. Boldwood, who does not look at her once, as Liddy remarks on the way home. When Bathsheba and Liddy are at home on Sunday, Bathsheba is about to send a valentine to a young boy when Liddy suggests that she send it to Boldwood instead. On a whim, Bathsheba agrees, setting in motion one of the novel's tragedies. The valentine contains a meaningless ditty, "Roses are red, Violets are blue..." but Bathsheba impulsively stamps it with a seal that reads, "Marry Me." The narrator reflects that Bathsheba knows nothing of love....   [tags: Far from the Madding Crowd] 654 words
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Insight on the Life and Works of Julia Alvarez - A novelist and a poet, Julia Alvarez is considered to be one of the greats when talking about American literature. At her current age of 64, she has a numerous amount of writings and has won many awards. Personal life experiences from her youth to the Civil War to now have highly influenced her works (Heredia). Descriptive and influential, it is clear why Alvarez’s publications have influenced society the way they have today. Aged 64, Julia Alvarez is considered to be one of the greatest American writers of current times....   [tags: american writers, styles, culture]
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Stealing a Nation - In the book "Freedom Next Time (2007)" written by the world’s renowned journalist and documentary filmmaker, John Pilger, gives us the prevalence of the chronicles of five countries which is, as he expresses: “about empire, its façades and the enduring struggle of people for their freedom” (Pilger, 1). It is a book of individual struggles for peace, security, and a civilized nation with strong government. The opening chapter “Stealing a Nation” is an upsetting story of San Diego which unfolds the time, about 40 years ago, that had been secretly buried away until just recently....   [tags: sociology, corporate crime, chagonassians]
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James Joyce's The Dead - Failure to Create Wholeness from Gnomon - The Failure to Create Wholeness from Gnomon in The Dead      There is little doubt in anyone's mind that Gabriel's speech in "The Dead" is a failure. It is harder to understand what exactly he was trying to accomplish. The almost archaic style contradicts the lighthearted content, and what we are left with is a rambling oration which seems to produce nothing. Reading through the speech, one can not help but be struck by its wondrously odd and seemingly antiquated phraseology:   [Let us] still cherish in our hearts the memory of those dead....   [tags: Joyce Dead Essays]
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Analysis of Fences by August Wilson - In the play Fences by August Wilson, Troy is shown as a man who has hurt the people who are closest to him without even realizing it. He has acted in an insensitive and uncaring manner towards his wife, Rose, his brother, Gabriel and his son, Cory. At the beginning of the story, Troy feels he has done right by them. He feels this throughout the story. He doesn’t realize how much he has hurt them. Troy is the son of an abusive father. His father was hardly around to raise him. When he was around, he made him do chores and if he didn’t do them he would beat him....   [tags: Fences, August Wilson] 1020 words
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The Pawnbroker and Third and Indiana - How does the setting and the environment have a direct impact on the emotional mood and emphasize the central theme of the novels The Pawnbroker and Third and Indiana. In the novels The Pawnbroker and Third and Indiana the setting and the environment has a direct impact on the emotional mood and emphasize the central theme of the novels. Both novels are set in ghetto urban areas. Steve Lopez's novel Third and Indiana is set in South Philadelphia's area called Kensington or better known as the "Badlands"....   [tags: English Literature:] 1595 words
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Bathsheba Everdene as an Effective Feminist - Bathsheba Everdene as an Effective Feminist Far From The Madding Crowd was set in the 1840s, at a time when women had very few rights. The Married Women's Property Act was not brought in until the 1870s, which meant that all women's earnings went to their husbands, and if they owned any property before marriage it would legally be transferred to her husband upon matrimony. Divorce laws heavily favoured men and a divorced wife could expect to lose any property she had brought into the marriage....   [tags: Papers] 933 words
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Religious Imagery in The Mission and Cool Hand Luke - Explore the religious imagery in The Mission and Cool Hand Luke. Who are the Christ figures in each film. What aspects of Jesus are emphasized in each film. What other aspects of Christianity are creatively imagined on the screen. Religious imagery in the cinema is a recurring theme across genres and eras. Many directors draw from the ancient stories that endure in religion, partially because of the resonance among large groups of religious followers and partially because of the strong connection to themes of the nature of humanity....   [tags: Film Analysis] 1742 words
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The Kiss of the Fur Queen - Thomson Highway’s The Kiss of the Fur Queen has a core theme of art. In this novel, art is integrated into the lives of the characters. The modernist movement would indicate that art has the ability to plainly exist “art of arts sake”. Peter Lamarque notes “To value a work for its own sake is to value it for what it is in itself, not for the realization of some ulterior ends.” (par. 19) This commonly accepted view, that art is valued because it is great art, not for the role or function that it has in society, restricts arts impact....   [tags: Art, Education, Highway] 1383 words
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The Patriot Movie - The “Patriot” takes place in South Carolina in 1776 during the Revolutionary War. It is a story about a widowed father of seven, named Benjamin Martin. Benjamin was involved in the French and Indian War before marrying and starting a family. He is reluctant to join the conflict as he remembers too well his own experience in the earlier French and Indian War. After his wife passed away he does everything to keep his family together and away from war. He is a patriot who wants no part in a war with Britain....   [tags: Movie Film Review] 1201 words
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The Dead - The Dead 1) Symbolic meaning of snow… a. Beginning when first enters Aunts house (warmth) he is out of the snow = coldness, isolation and inhumanity. But when enters the home he is surrounded with warmth and acceptance. Pages 10-11 b. Page 25 Gabriel was nervous about presenting his speech and sought comfort at a window. Looking outside at the falling snow, Gabriel he received a form of release, escape and feeling that he is unknown. c. At the end of the story, when Gabriel is with his wife Gretta, snow symbolizes a “new awareness”....   [tags: Essays Papers] 461 words
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Parental Influence on Clashes with Society in Love in the Time of Cholera and The Stranger - Individuals are generally perceived to be productions of their upbringings and socialization. Latin author, Gabriel García Márquez and Algerian writer Albert Camus, introduce how their characters conflict with socialization as a result of their cultivation in Love in the Time of Cholera and The Stranger respectively. In Márquez’s novel, the key female role is assigned to Fermina Daza, a middle class Latina in the 1800s-1900s, expected to hold prestige and marry wealthy by her father and societal pressures....   [tags: Love in the Time of Cholera, the stranger]
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Importance of Setting: Lord of the Flies, and I Only Came to Use the Phone - Reciprocity between the setting and action brings great meaning and compelling thought to both William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies and the short story “I Only Came to Use the Phone” by Gabriel García Márquez. For within the storylines of these two works, setting dictates the actions, ideas and moral decisions made by the characters. As the settings transition, they directly influence character decision-making, but in ways only the reader sees. The Beach represents a place of balance and democracy....   [tags: literary analysis, william golding]
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Privacy and Marriage in To Room Nineteen, by Doris Lessing - “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”This quotation can have various interpretations. One main idea which Gabriel García Márquez is portraying in this quote is that privacy is vital for a person and gives the individual autonomy and individuality. Without privacy a person would not be able to live normally. However privacy can and is violated in various scenarios, for instance, in marriage. In the story “To Room Nineteen” written by Doris Lessing the protagonists, Susan Rawlings, privacy was intruded which lead to her suicide....   [tags: To Room Nineteen Essays]
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The Upper Class of Society in The Dead by James Joyce - The Upper Class of Society in The Dead by James Joyce The novella "The Dead" by James Joyce tells the tale of early twentieth century upper class society in the Irish city of Dublin. The story tells of the characters' entrapment, and the tragic lives they lead, hiding behind the conventions of their society. Joyce uses the symbolism to draw a parallel between the natural way in which the snow covers the land and the way in which the characters use their culture unnatural to cover reality. This story comes together, not only to tell of the individual tragedy of these peoples lives, but to tell the tragic story of all of Ireland, as it's true problems become obscured in so many ways....   [tags: Papers] 1227 words
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Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy - Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy “Far from the Madding Crowd” is one of Hardy’s most famous novels as it was published serially in Corn Hill Magazine in 1874. This won him widespread popularity as a writer and as you read the book you recognise that most of the chapters end leaving you in suspense. This keeps the readers buying the next issue of the magazine. This tale is set in a place called Wessex, a fictional place which is based on Dorset, as it was a place that Hardy new well....   [tags: Papers] 595 words
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A True Code Hero - Hemingway a bright and simple man. A man who writes stories with characters who control their emotions or don’t complain about what’s going on in their life, other wise know as being stoic. People who seem to come to life when they show grace under preasure, have dignity for themselves and are committed to play by the rules. Four characters of Hemingway who show and have all these traits other wise know as the code of honor are Manuel Garcia, Francis Macomber, Ole Anderson, and an Old Waiter who is unnamed....   [tags: essays research papers] 1207 words
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Literary Analysis: Clay and The Dead - Literary Analysis: Clay and The Dead In the fifteen Dubliners stories, city life, religion, friends and family bring hope to individuals discovering what it means to be human. Two stories stood out in James Joyce’s Dubliners. One story attempts to mislead readers as it is hard to follow and the other story is the most famous story in the book. In the stories “Clay” and “The Dead,” James Joyce uses escape themes to deal with the emotions of the characters, Maria and Gabriel living in the Dublin society....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Vitality and Death in James Joyce's The Dead - Vitality and Death in The Dead         In his short story The Dead, James Joyce creates a strong contrast between Gabriel, who is emotionally lifeless, and the other guests, who are physically aging and near death. Though physical mortality is inevitable, Joyce shows that emotional sterility is not, and Gabriel ultimately realizes this and decides that he must follow his passions. Throughout the story, a strong focus on death and mortality, a focus that serves as a constant reminder of our inevitable end of physical life, is prevalent in Joyce's selection of details....   [tags: Joyce Dead Essays]
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Human Identity in James Joyce's The Dead - Human Identity in The Dead The short story, "The Dead," is the final story in Dubliners, but it is characteristic of a number of previous stories. In the first story, "The Sisters," a young boy is confronted with the death of an influencing figure in his life. The women in "Eveline" and "Clay" are haunted by death: Eveline, by the memory of her mother, and Maria, by the omen of her own death. "A Painful Case" is the story of the tragic death of a rejected woman. A dead political figure is the basis of "Ivy Day in the Committee Room." All these stories revolve around characters' pains and experiences with death....   [tags: Joyce Dead Essays] 927 words
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1000 years of solitude - One Hundred Years of Solitude Topic#1 Throughout the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, there are various responsibilities meted out to both men and women. In fact, an important theme of this novel is the continuity in the relationship between men and women in regards to both sharing some form of control over the community. However, in terms of definitive power, often a balance between genders is not found, and rather we are shown Macondo as a world most often shaped, and dominated by either a single commanding Matriarch or Patriarch....   [tags: essays research papers] 1111 words
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Bilingual Education Blows Away the Competition - Bilingual Education Blows Away the Competition "It would be scary if bilingual education wasnt there, because I wouldnt be able to understand the teacher, and I wouldnt know what to do, and I would have problems," said one young supporter of bilingual education (Keifer 10). Education is the single most important tool for future greatness. It is necessary for success in all endeavors. Those who need more assistance in their learning still deserve to receive the best education possible. Just because they do not learn in the same way, does not mean that they can be neglected in this meaningful aspect of life....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Far From The Maddening Crowd - c “Far from the Maddening Crowd” “Far from the Maddening Crowd” is a story of three men with nothing in common except the conquest for the same woman. It takes place in the 19th century in a country town of West England, where the sound of the wind along with the singing of the birds is a melodic rhythm, the field is green, and the flocks of sheep graze peacefully like cotton balls. On top of the hill lived Bathsheba, a beautiful and independent young woman. After the death of her father, she confronted with the role of managing the farm she inherited from her father....   [tags: essays research papers] 823 words
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Black Thunder - Black Thunder In the year 1800 Thomas Jefferson was campaigning very hard against John Adams for the presidency of the United States. Across the Atlantic, in France, Napoleon Bonaparte had consolidated his leadership of France. Meanwhile, in Santo Domingo (later Haiti), Toussaint L'Ouverture, with the succor of his countrymen and tropical diseases, repelled 20,000 French troops and formed a new black republic. The exploits of Toussaint did not go unobserved by slaves in the United States, especially in Virginia's Henrico County....   [tags: Black Thunder Essays]
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Comparing The Dead and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - The Dead and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man   Unlike the preceding stories in Dubliners, which convey the basic theme of paralysis, "The Dead" marks a departure in Joyce's narrative technique.  As one critic notes, in this final story of Dubliners:  "The world of constant figures has become one of forces that, in relation to each other, vary in dimension and direction" (Halper 31).  Epstein has offered some insight into Joyce's technique in Portrait: "Each section . . . contains significant 'timeless' moments in the life of the artist, selected from a lifetime of events.  The reader's attention traces the line of the curve from one point to the next until the complete curve is d...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Barren Lives in James Joyce's The Dead - The Barren Lives of The Dead "One day he caught a fish, a beautiful big big fish, and the man in the hotel boiled it for their dinner" (p.191). Little did Mrs. Malins know that those words issued from her feeble old lips so poignantly described the insensibility of the characters in James Joyce's The Dead toward their barren lives. The people portrayed in this novelette represented a wealthy Irish class in the early twentieth century, gathered at the house of the Morkan sisters for an annual tradition of feast and dance....   [tags: Joyce Dead Essays] 806 words
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The Ultimate Motive - The Ultimate Motive “But if it be a sin to covet honor, / I am the most offending soul alive” (Shakespeare IV, iii, 28-29), King Henry states Shakespeare’s play in Henry V. Even as a king, which represents the highest of the societal hierarchy, Henry is constantly concerned with the matter of maintaining “honor”. Regardless of the time of era or class, honor seems to be prioritized within the society. The desire to maintain honor sometimes drives people’s actions. In Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Gabriel García Márquez depicts a Spanish family that is not afraid of committing immoral deeds to preserve its honor....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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Comparing Dubliners and To the Lighthouse - Comparing Dubliners and To the Lighthouse In Dubliners and To the Lighthouse, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf explore the depressing results of lives devoid of growth or meaning versus those who dare to live their lives in spite of all strife and adversity. Joyce and Woolf are both concerned with the meaninglessness of stagnant lives, the first operating in pre-WWI Ireland, the second in England during and after the war. "The Dead" and To the Lighthouse both reveal the despair of lives that occupy but do not fill the short span of time between birth and inevitable death....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Vision in James Joyce's Dubliners - Vision in Dubliners James Joyce composed Dubliners to show the common Irish citizen and their problems. Many themes are shown throughout the book including eyes/vision and light/dark. The stories “Eveline” and “The Dead” are good examples of these themes. In “Eveline,” the main character is torn between whether or not she should stay in her comfortable home, Ireland, or leave for a fancier life with a man. In “The Dead,” the main character finds that you can sometimes know a dead person just as much as you know a living one....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Far From The Madding Crowd - Far From the Madding Crowd Whether you are of the opinion that love is a wonderful thing, love knows no boundaries, or love is blind, one fact remains constant: love is like a snowflake—no two loves or snowflakes are ever exactly alike. In Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd, the heroine, Bathsheba Everdene, has the luck (or unfortunate mishap) of courting not one, or even two, but three suitors during the course of the novel. Although Bathsheba Everdene could be considered to be in quite an enviable position by many women, both yesterday and presently, she doesn’t always seem to enjoy being courted by her numerous suitors....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Comparing James Joyce's The Dead and Dubliners - An Analysis of The Dead To start in absolutely the least likely place, we have here another version of family life in Ireland (moving East, and from here through The Snapper make a unit contrasting with the previous one), with another way of picturing what the Irish take to be their insularity and closedness, their ludicrous longing for union with the supposedly superior but alien culture of "the continent", and especially that confusion and torment about sexuality which derives so directly from the Irish church's inability to reconcile desire as sin and desire as life-affirming....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1954 words
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Review of Far from the Madding Crowd - Review of Far from the Madding Crowd At the start of the story, we are told by Liddy that Boldwood "took her and put her to school and got her a place here with your uncle." And that "he's a very kind man." With this, we can see that Boldwood is regarded highly in the eyes of the country folk. However, when he fell for Bathsheba, he became an emotional wreck and his hay ricks ruined as he didn't collect them in before the storm. By doing this, he is shirking his responsibilities. As Gabriel said, "A few months earlier Boldwood's forgetting his husbandry would have been as preposterous as a sailor forgetting he was in a ship." Boldwood forgetting his hay ricks was a huge clue to how much B...   [tags: Thomas Hardy Far from the Madding Crowd Essays] 2475 words
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Tyrannosaurus Rex Was a Slow Runner - Tyrannosaurus Rex Was a Slow Runner Ever since we were young we have been fascinated by the dinosaurs. We have played with dinosaurs as children, watched documentaries as adults with interest, and watching movies with enjoyment. No dinosaur from the past strikes more fear in the present day to the average person then that of Tyrannosaurus Rex. For decades children have played with dinosaurs and had T-Rex dominating other dinosaurs by chasing them down and destroying them. We have seen it time and time again in movies....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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