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JP Morgan Chase Catastrophe - ... The mortgages seemed improved, and they were swiftly sold because the bank attuned the critical assessments when an outside analysis exposed intense defects with thousands of home loans. In consequence, millions of Americans were unable to put their homes on market because they had lost so much worth as the housing market dropped. Gretchen Morgenson, writer from NY Times, dubbed the loans as "poisonous.” Due to the bank malpractices, they faced criticisms. From 2005 to 2008, the bank confessed to a statement of facts that figured how it crashed to totally unveil the hazards of buying uncertain mortgage securities....   [tags: the Great Recession] 738 words
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Truman Capote Helped Shape Journalism by Giving it an Edge - ... As a child he lived a very lonely life. He struggled with dealing with the fact that his mother abandoned him. Due to this emptiness was what led him to become a writer. He (Capote) states “I began writing really sort of seriously when I was about eleven. I say seriously in the sense that like other kids go home and practice the violin or the piano or whatever; I used to go home from school every day and I would write for about three hours. I was obsessed by it”, he was definitely decided to be a writer....   [tags: abandoned, writer, homosexual themes] 567 words
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The Life of the Great William Shakespeare - There are many authors that are widely read. However, none are more universally read and studied than the great William Shakespeare of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. His plays and poems have moved millions of people, unofficially giving him the well-deserved title of the greatest of all dramatists. Shakespeare is the basis for excellence in literacy and theatrical performances. Although occasionally confusing to the reader, Shakespeare's work is a blend of inspirational quotes and dramatic plots....   [tags: Biography] 1405 words
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Analysis of the Biography of Upton Sinclair - Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20th 1978. Sinclair grew up in a broken household; his father was an alcohol salesman and killed himself drinking. While his mother would not even think about drinking alcohol. So these personalities naturally clashed. So Sinclair found some solace in books, Sinclair was a natural writer and he began publishing at the young age of fifteen years old. Sinclair started off going to school at a small college by the name of New York City College....   [tags: Author, Writer, Biographical] 522 words
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Time Period of the Great Gatsby - The 1920's, sometimes referred to as the "Jazz Age" or the "Roaring Twenties," was known as a time of social change in rural America. In many aspects of life, women and men were changing their past accepted lifestyles and quickly adopting lavish lifestyles. Emerged during the twentieth century, one of the most notable writers of his time, F. Scott Fitzgerald, developed one of the greatest novels written, The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald used his novels to reveal his feelings and opinions on times in the US....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald] 941 words
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The Great Gatsby - Chapter 1 - The Great Gatsby - Chapter 1 Read the beginning of the novel chapter 1 up to page 12 “Tom Buchanan in his riding clothes was standing with his legs apart on the front porch.” How effective do you find this as an introduction to Great Gatsby. In your response you should pay close attention to voice, language and style. The Great Gatsby was written by F Scott Fitzgerald in 1925, and is set during 1922, a period tinged with moral failure of a society obsessed with class and privilege. Fitzgerald presents us with the conflict between the illusion and the reality of the American dream....   [tags: English Literature] 1761 words
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FDR's Response to the Great Depression - FDR's Response to the Great Depression The stock market crash of 1929 set in motion a chain of events that would plunge the United States into a deep depression. The Great Depression of the 1930's spelled the end of an era of economic prosperity during the 1920's. Herbert Hoover was the unlucky president to preside over this economic downturn, and he bore the brunt of the blame for the depression....   [tags: Roosevelt President History] 1222 words
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Research Paper: Why Isabel Allende’s Literature Should be Studied in College? - ... Even though Isabel showed in her book examples of what was going on at that time in some South American countries, publishers in South America refused to publish her first novel “The House of the Spirits”, which later on became a worldwide bestseller. ​Before president Salvador Allende was killed. Chile was on its way to becoming a communist country, at least that’s what the CIA thought. The United States supported the overthrow of Salvador Allende, since the United States is a democratic government....   [tags: latin american writer, style] 1603 words
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The Sacred Wood and Began the Waste Land by T.S. Eliot - ... In 1927 – 31, he became a member of the Church of England and the British citizen. He made Ariel Poems during 1927 - 31. For Lancelot Andrews, 1928, Ash – Wednesday, 1930, Coriolan, 1931. Thoughts After Lambeth, 1931. Through the years 1923 and 1933, T. S. had his first visit to America since 1914. He delivered Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard. They were published as the Use of Poetry and the use of criticism in 1933. He also delivered the Page Barbour lectures at the University of Virginia....   [tags: hard working writer, poem]
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Great Issues in Western Civilization - Great Issues in Western Civilization A great issue can be defined in many ways; one way is how it effects people and how many people it effects. Of course it is based on the fact that it is great; and it wouldn’t be great unless people were affected by it. Then the question is what is an issue, and what makes an issue. First of all, every issue has to have more then one side, and each side has their own point of view. This point of view is usually very ethnocentric as well. Secondly, every point of view is seen with a different perspective, which no one else can see....   [tags: essays research papers] 1146 words
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The Effects of Wealth During The Great Gatsby´s Time - Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer during the Roaring Twenties, also known as the Jazz Age, who was most known for writing The Great Gatsby, a novel that described the effect of wealth during his lifetime. His writings focused primarily on the American Dream—which was extremely sought after during his era—and the methods of approach it took to achieve it. Overall, critics agree that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life and works, which defined the Jazz Age, were symbolic of the Roaring Twenties and that he is credited as being one of the most important American authors of the 20th century....   [tags: Scott Fitzgerald, american dream]
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The Influence of the Common Scotish Life on Robert Burns - ... In Burns’ poem “Holy Willie’s Prayer” he makes fun of some religious hypocrites. Throughout this poem, Holy Willie condemns another man of being a hypocrite and at the same time he asks God to condemn the sinners for what they have done. Burns uses this example of holy Willie to make the point that the “Calvinist theology underpinning the entire Kirk (church) was equally hypocritical.” (Wikipedia Holy Willie’s Prayer) Robert Burns had gained his influences from the adversity he faced from the church of Ashier....   [tags: poetry, song writer, biography]
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Overview: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby In The Great Gatsby, the main character, Jay Gatsby, dedicates his life towards becoming a man based on materialistic objects and money to get together with the larger than life Daisy Buchanan years after their departure from each other. Gatsby throws away his hard working morals and turns to bootlegging during prohibition for “easy money” to get to the social standard for Daisy. All was going well until daisy accidentally killed Tom Buchanan’s mistress, Myrtle. Myrtles husband is led to believe Gatsby killed her....   [tags: buchanan, daisy]
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Film Analysis: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... In the film Luhrmann showed us how Nick was writing the tale by hand, then typing, and finally amassing his completed manuscript. He gives the name Gatsby at first but then changed it to “The Great Gatsby”, which adds embellishment to the title. In terms of morbid alcoholism, Nick said in the novel that he’s “been drunk just twice in my life,” but according to the movie we got the impression that Nick is an alcoholic. The plot of the film is almost entirely faithful to the novel, but Luhrmann’s version of the movie with his co-screen writer Craig Pearce left out a part of the story, which is the affair between Jordan Baker (Elizabeth Debecki) and Nick....   [tags: classic, american dream] 1469 words
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Brief Biography of Samuel Clemens, A.K.A: Mark Twain - ... Horr’s school again. In summer, Sammy was sent to Uncle John to live. He learn a lot during summer through Bible stories that Aunt Hanna told him every night. The Clemens’ new house was now finished. Sammy also had a new beautiful new neighbor, Laura, who dreamed to be a schoolteacher. One day, Sammy was late because of forgetting his church penny at home, and also wasting time on the green snake. His parents really mad at him, so that they get him to the church in the evening to sorry for his actions....   [tags: Slaves, Misbehavior, Writer] 852 words
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The Extraordinary Life of a Black Author Alice Walker - The Extraordinary Life of a Black Author Alice Walker is a very recognizable black author that some critics think as the strongest author of her time due to how she can express herself. Walker is an author who wrote a joof her life but never expected to share her stories with the world until she was inspired by other authors with similar hardships. Alice Tallulah- Katie Walker is the well-known and respected contemporary African American author of The Color Purple that has been read by millions around the world....   [tags: color purple, writer, author] 1467 words
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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner - ... This lead into his adulthood. During his adulthood he changed carriers. He became a screenwriter in Hollywood. Faulkner signed a six week contract that started a series of events as a screenwriter. The only thing that was seen of him on the screen would just be his name on the screen credit, but he was the mind behind the Today We Live. “ In December, Faulkner began another “tour of duty” in Hollywood working with Hawks, this time at 20th Century-Fox, where he met Meta Carpenter, Hawks’ secretary and script girl, with whom Faulkner would have an affair....   [tags: writer, modernist era] 1661 words
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Difficult Life and Beautiful Work of Alice Walker, Author of Color Purple - ... The poet Muriel Ruykeyser and writer Jane Cooper were her mentors, they helped to inspire her interest and talent in writing which brought forth the poems that eventually found their way into her very first first volume of poetry called Once (1968). By her senior year Walker became extremely depressed due to an unplanned pregnancy, during this time she considered committing suicide and at times kept a razor blade under her pillow. During this time she also wrote several volumes of poetry in efforts to explain her feelings....   [tags: activist, writer, civil rights]
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The Great Gatsby Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby Essay The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 1920’s, is one of the few novels that is written in a completely different century, and yet is extremely relatable too modern times. Which is why The Great Gatsby a classic, and why many people love it. The Great Gatsby highlights the concept of the relationships between love, lust, money, and the American Dream. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, manly known as F. Scott Fitzgerald, is known for his greatest novel The Great Gatsby....   [tags: american dream, prohibition]
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Sea Glass: Hardships during the Great Depression - “’Blackest Day on Wall Street in Many Years. Selling orders Swamp New York Market. Billions quoted. Values Fade’” (Shreve 133). Similar headlines most likely splashed across most newspapers on October 30, 1929, the day after the stock market crashed. From this date, the United States entered the Great Depression, the time period where the economy was at its lowest. Although signs were present, this era came as a shockwave to most citizens because the 1920s were times of extreme economic prosper....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Edgar Allen Poe Rough Draft Essay - ... David was a doctor and a heavy drinker; he was not as talented as his wife Elizabeth. David left his family in 1810, leaving Elizabeth with three small children to support on her own. Poe had an older brother named William Henry Leonard and a younger sister named Rosalie Poe. Paragraph B: After his mother’s death, Edgar went to live with a foster family and his siblings went to other families. His foster father was John Allen, a Scottish tobacco merchant living in Richmond, Virginia. Edgar took on the Allen’s last name as his middle name and became known then as Edgar Allen Poe....   [tags: writer, depression, death] 753 words
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1920's in The Great Gatsby - Written during and regarding the 1920s, ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald is both a representation of this distinctive social and historical context, and a construction of the composer’s experience of this era. Beliefs and practises of the present also play a crucial role in shaping the text, in particular changing the way in which literary techniques are interpreted. The present-day responder is powerfully influenced by their personal experiences, some of which essentially strengthen Fitzgerald’s themes, while others compete, establishing contemporary interpretations of the novel....   [tags: essays research papers] 997 words
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Frederick Douglass’s Life in the City and Country - ... Most slaves in the country, as people well know, worked as field hands and jobs involving the crops and livestock, with the exception of the house slaves. In the city however, slaves worked different types of jobs. “City slaves were typically artisans and craftsmen, stevedors and draymen, barbers and common laborers, and house and hotel servants.” (Starobin 9). Frederick Douglass worked as a house servant and as a ship caulker. He excelled at ship caulking and was able to make a large sum of money for his owner....   [tags: slavery, writer, escape] 776 words
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The American Dream in The Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise - Frances Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, 1896 in St. Paul Minnesota and died of a heart attack in an apartment in Hollywood on December 21st, 1940. Throughout his career, Fitzgerald wrote many works, traveled the world, and served in the United States Army. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote mostly short stories but became famous because of his novel This Side of Paradise and became even more famous because of The Great Gatsby which was released in 1925. The time period in which Fitzgerald lived played an extensive role in his work....   [tags: American Dream Essays]
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Symbolic References in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - On most occasions, an object can be more clearly explained to the reader if the writer uses a symbol to represent it. In politics, flags, banners, acronyms, and pictures can be used as a symbol. For example, the United States flag contains fifty stars, each star representing a state. It also contains thirteen horizontal stripes. These stripes signify the thirteen colonies. Symbols are also used in math operations, shapes, and sets of numbers. For instance, in the equation 20+10=30, the + symbol is used for addition, and the = symbol is used to show the answer for the equation....   [tags: Novel, Symbolism, English]
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The Good Life: Do Great Minds Think Alike? - What does it mean to live a good life. How does one go about it. What manner of persons should we be. Many philosophers, theologians, and laymen have ruminated on the subject and drawn their own conclusions. Is there only one right answer. Is there a right answer at all. Perhaps there is a fitting solution for all of us, or perhaps we must each devise our own path to the good life. Of the many individuals who have written on this subject, let us delve into the philosophies of three individuals: Aristotle, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Bertrand Russell....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Power and Betrayal in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Scott Fitzgerald was a writer who desired his readers to be able to hear, feel, and see his work. He made it his goal to be able to make readers think and keep asking questions using imagery and symbolism. The Great Gatsby was not just about the changes that occurred during the Jazz Age, but it was also about America’s corrupted society which was full of betrayal and money-hungry citizens. It was the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg that overlooked all the corruption that occurred throughout the Valley of Ashes....   [tags: valley of ashes, Eckleburg]
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Depictions of Life in Movies During the Great Depression - ... The play goes off with only a few hitches, and the hotel manager passes out due to the stress of these men. Lucille Ball’s character, Christine Marlowe, helps the men, and in the end, she actually is the one to get them a backer. It is interesting to note that Christine is the only one in the movie that has a steady job, and she has one of the bigger roles. In contrast to Christine, Ann Miller’s character, Hilda Manney, is not as independent. She is content with her life, and love is one of the most important things in her life....   [tags: film, struggle, women]
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Critical Examination of Brooks' The Formalist Critics - ... Who criticizes seems to be the first step in a long subjective path, and therefore one evaluation might differ from another evaluation completely. Experience in literary works seems to make those evaluations more valuable, however it might shove the evaluations always into the same corner, for example, a Marxist critic may preferably tend to look at the classes and conflicts in the work. In his first sentence Brooks shows already the difficulty of providing an objective criticism of a literary work, which he calls an object, therefore a literary critic could evaluate any item....   [tags: literature, writer, faith] 1028 words
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One of the Most Influential Playwrights of the 19th Century: Oscar Wyld - One of the most Influential playwrights of the 19th Century was writer and poet Oscar Wilde. From a very young age Oscar excelled above his classmates because he grew up in an intellectual environment. Some of his greatest influences were his parents, Swinburne, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. One of his most well known works was The Importance of Being Earnest, which he wrote in August of 1894. Today he is remembered for his daring social commentary. Oscar was born on October 16th 1854 under the birthname Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde in Dublin, Ireland....   [tags: British writer and poet]
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The Romantic Elements in The Work Waverley by Sir Walter Scott - Sir Walter Scott is considered to be „one of the most delightful figures in English literature and probably the most famous of all the Scotsmen who have ever lived“(Fletcher 2002, p. 127). This Scottish writer is famous for his historical novels which were very popular in the nineteenth century, especially his work that is our subject to discuss in the essay – Waverley. Scott himself was a descendant of one fighting clan and knew a number of people who took part in Jacobite rebellion. This helped him to depict the events better....   [tags: english literature, scottish writer]
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The American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - United States of America. The American dream, the national ethos of United States. "Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" (Truslow, James 1931) In the 1920s America’s economy was rocketing. In this decade, America became one of the wealthiest countries in the world. The Average Joes had well paid jobs, and people had leftover money to spend. The industries sold more products than ever before and one example of this is the T-Ford....   [tags: al capone, illegal liquor, social elite]
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Using Irony in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - ... Kurtz, however, still preserves himself as a civilized man. Whenever he is at his headquarters, he acts civilized, but when he goes into the interior of the dark country, he recognizes himself as a savage. Conrad relies on the use of character development in order to support the irony which helps to highlight the madness which is a result of imperialism and to convey that madness is the result of being removed from one’s social context and allowed to be the sole mediator of one’s own actions....   [tags: literary technique, writer] 687 words
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Dreams Deferred In Langston Hughes’s poem, Harlem - ... He looks forward to the day when “there’d be no Jim Crow birds left in our sky” in the perspective of a black soldier in World War II, and the soldier wonders “when I’ve helped this world to save, shall I still be color’s slave?” (Hughes, Will V-Day Be Me-Day Too?) In the poem, he wants Victory Day to be the day when the blacks are free. Langston Hughes once wrote, “We young Negro artists who we create now intend to express our individual dark-skinned selves without fear or shame” (Otfinoski)....   [tags: discrimination, racism, writer]
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Things They Carried in The Great Train Robbery and The Things They Carried - The soldiers that fought in the Vietnam War had to endure many incredibly horrifying experiences. It was these events that led to great human emotions. It was those feelings that were the things they carried. Everything they carried affected on them whether it was physical or mental. Every thing they carried could in one-way or another cause them to emotionally or physically break down. Pain, loss, a sense of safety and fear were probably the most challenging emotional, and psychological feelings for them to carry....   [tags: The Things They Carried Essays]
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The Woman in Love by Simone de Beauvoir - The Woman in Love Simone de Beauvoir, the author of the novel The Second Sex, was a writer and a philosopher as well as a political activist and feminist. She was born in 1908 in Paris, France to an upper-middle class family. Although as a child Beauvoir was extremely religious, mostly due to training from her mother as well as from her education, at the age of fourteen she decided that there was no God, and remained an atheist until she died. While attending her postgraduate school she met Jean Paul Sartre who encouraged her to write a book....   [tags: second sex, feminist, writer]
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My Start as a Publisher: A Short Story - ... "Name?" She must think I am an idiot. "Nicole Richards." I say, this time with more assurance. "Oh, nice to meet you Ms. Richards. I am Nancy Clark, you will have to let me see that you are here everyday before heading to your office." I stare at her blankly. All I want to know is where my guide is. Obviously annoyed, she continues. " Your guide, Mr. Smith, will be here shortly. Take a seat, it could be a while." Great, this Mr. Smith guy is going to make me wait alone with the troll woman. She actually resembles a troll though, with her black messy hair, tinted green skin and large structure....   [tags: work, buidling, english, writer] 586 words
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Great Civil Rights Activists, Frederick Douglass - ... Facts within both sources can be considered as historical base because they were written by a person who lived, experienced, and suffered in the same time and place of the events. People can learn and understand history from historians and autobiographers like Douglass. His opinions share the same significance but must be looked at differently. These opinions are his interpretations and thoughts about that period of time, however we may agree or disagree with them as well as have our own ideas and thoughts about them....   [tags: freedom, slaves, abolition] 1055 words
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A Brief Biography of Emily Carr - ... In the early 1900s while traveling through Ucuelet, Vancouver Island, Carr first began her work on the aboriginal peoples inhibiting the island. She began to sketch and paint the landscapes and culture of the Nuu-chah-nulth people who lived there. Her traditional British training saw these sketches and paintings to be very soft in shapes and pastel in colour schemes. On a later trip through Alaska she again encountered indigenous peoples and was now determined to use her art to document the legacy of the aboriginal peoples in their culture, sculptures, remote villages encountered on her trip....   [tags: Canadian artist and writer] 702 words
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Francis Bacon's Contributions to History - ... Many years later in March 26, when he was doing a series of experiments with ice. He stuffed a hen with snow near Highgate, England and caught a chill. While sick he stayed at Lord Arundel's home in london. He later developed bronchitis from the cold and mustiness of his room. On April 9, 1626 on a week after he had arrived at the Lord’s home, Francis Bacon died. Now for his careers. His first major job came in 1581, he obtained a job as a member for Cornwall in the House of Commons. In 1582 he was appointed outer barrister....   [tags: corruption, philosophy, writer] 702 words
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Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Feminism - Virginia Woolf (1882 – 1941), a prominent English writer and feminist, was considered one of the twentieth-century’s most remarkable modernist novelists. The well-known works of Virginia Woolf are often closely related to the development of feminist reproach. With that being said, she was a rather distinguished writer in relation to the modernist movement as well. Virginia Woolf certainly restructured the novel, experimenting with her flow of thoughts and imageries. Although, not always appearing to be the work of clear organization or even solid structure for that matter....   [tags: english writer, modernism, biography]
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Langston Hughes, Prolific Writer Of Black Pride During The Harlem Renaissance - During a time where racism was at its height in America, Jim Crow laws separated blacks from mainstream white society. Where the notion of “separate but equal” was widely accepted in America, blacks were faced with adversity that they had to overcome in a race intolerant society. They were forced to face a system that compromised their freedom and rights. Blacks knew that equal was never equal and separate was definitely separate (George 8-9). Blacks had to fight for their rights because it wasn’t handed to them....   [tags: Civil Rights, African American] 1667 words
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Biography of Stephen Harold Spender - ... This negative interaction was the cause of the lack of validation Spender received from his mother. As a child, Stephen Spender attended some of the best schools. He went first to Hall School in Hampstead and then at thirteen to Gresham's School, Holt and later Charlotte School in Worthington. Spender was educated in his hometown of London at the University College. Spender also studied at the University of Oxford. Unfortunately, Stephen Spender did not get to complete his degree before leaving the University of Oxford suddenly....   [tags: poems, journalists, writer]
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Raymond Chandler: Reality or Fantasy? - Detective stories are closely linked with mystery and investigation. One must use clues and intuition to put pieces of a puzzle together for their case. Similarly, solving a case is like knowing a person. A dubious, shady, and secretive person is hard to get to know. In order to find out who they really are, one must closely examine their life. A person that exemplifies this, is RaymondChandler. Chandler was one of the leading writers of hard-boiled detective fiction in his time period. He was an outsider that rose to become very influential to his genre....   [tags: detective fiction writer]
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Charles Dickens' Life and Works - ... He also edited some magazines. dickens also managed a theater that gave him more ideas and imagination to continue writing novels. These type of achievements gave him a place as one of the better english writers in history. Dickens turned out to be one of the most popular writers already being young. when he was thirty he already was one of the most successful authors of England. at the time he was forty he was one of the most popular celebrities for literature i the whole world. it was hard for others to accomplish what Charles did because he received really good critics and worldwide success....   [tags: christmas carol, scrooge, writer] 751 words
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In Of the Great White War and Base Details, the poets write about - In Of the Great White War and Base Details, the poets write about age and youth in times of war. Explore the feelings that the poets express and the ways in which they communicate these feelings to you. To answer the question above, I first have to get a vague idea of what both poems are about. It is obvious to see that both poems are about war and explore issues of youth and the aged. In my opinion both poems are anti-war and are against youth being sent to fight, and the way that the youth of England was abused by older or more powerful people to keep themselves safe and that is what I will be trying to explore, among other things, in this essay....   [tags: English Literature] 1753 words
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The Great C.S. Lewis - C.S. Lewis, the great author, wrote all kinds of reading material: poetry, novels, and even children's fiction. He even wrote at a young age. He would draw his own pictures. People during his time loved his books, and today people still love to read his books. This author was also intelligent, joyful, and charitable. C.S. Lewis was a very intelligent man. He proved this in many ways during his lifetime. The way he lived is a very good example. When Lewis became a Christian, as J.I. Packer and Jerry Root write in their article, "Mind in Motion," His habits of mind also continued unchanged....   [tags: biographies bio biography] 578 words
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The American Dream in Of Mice and Men, The Great Gatsby, Two Kinds, and Sophistication - The American Dream in Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Two Kinds writer by Amy Tan, and in “Sophistication” by Sherwood Anderson. Working hard is the key to success. This struggle for success is most commonly called the “American Dream.” The aspect of the American Dream has been around forever and is often the underlying theme in many pieces of American literature. The theme of the American is especially presented in Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, The Great Gatsby by F....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan] 1545 words
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Interplay Between Dickens's Great Expectations and Carey’s Jack Maggs - Interplay Between Dickens's Great Expectations and Carey’s Jack Maggs Carey’s Jack Maggs is an example of the post-colonial concept of ‘writing back’. That is, the novel although written over a century apart from Dicken’s Great Expectations, is in fact indirectly interacting with this original text. The principal protagonist of Carey’s novel the eponymous Jack Maggs is undoubtedly indebted to the original Magwitch of the Dicken’s novel. Although Carey does not call Maggs, Magwitch, the shared sound of the name immediately prepares us for other similarites....   [tags: Essays Papers] 841 words
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Life of John Steinbeck - ... In December 20, 1968 John Steinbeck passed away from heart disease and his death was located at New York City (John Stein..). Even though he lived in New York since 1944 and passed away in 1968, his ashes still brought back to his hometown which is Salinas, California and buried there (Reuben). Influences are important in life, because it can change a person personality or the way they originally are. For example, John’s mother was a big influence in his writing, because she was a former teacher, it gave him the intention and interest in English literature (Shmoop)....   [tags: author, poet, writer, novelist]
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Biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne - ... He read about the Puritan influence on his family and the nearby colonies. Around this time, Hawthorne began writing many short stories. Although his first try at getting published failed, he later wrote his first novel, Fanshawe, which he published anonymously. Despite the lack of attention the novel received, Hawthorne continued the long and slow process of becoming a writer. Eventually, Hawthorne left his mother’s house and got a job at the Boston Custom House to weigh and measure goods....   [tags: writer, Scarlett Letter, Puritan]
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Biography of Maya Angelou - ... It took the help of one of her middle school teachers to get her back talking. When she turned 14 she got a lucky break. She won a scholarship to study dance and drama at San Francisco’s Labor school. However, this success was short lived. Angelou ended up dropping out of the school to become San Francisco’s first African-American female cable car conductor. When she became a cable car conductor her mother ridiculed her for it. Angelou’s mother made her question her femininity. To prove to herself that she was woman she had sex with one of her former classmates....   [tags: racism, stamps, grandmother, writer] 1155 words
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Biography of Aldous Huxley - Aldous Leonard Huxley was born, in the English countryside, on July 26, 1894 to Leonard and Julia Huxley. He was their third child. His siblings were Julian, Trevenen, and Margaret. His father was the son of T. H. Huxley, a brilliant scientist, and his mother, Julia, was the great-niece of Matthew Arnold, a poet-philosopher. He was unusual and bright but not immediately academically distinguished (Hara 4). His mother had started a school for girls and that is where Huxley first started to bloom....   [tags: writer, love, technology] 1764 words
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The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... This was his second time rewriting and it got rejected again. As well as writing novels Fitzgerald also wrote stories for magazines. He specially wrote for a magazine called the Saturday Evening Post, this served as demonstration for his short works. Many traits in the life of Scott Fitzgerald with his wife were similar to the one in the book with Gatsby and Daisy. This encouraged him to write the way both characters act during the book. The Fitzgerald's enjoyed their fame and wealth, and his novels that were semi-autobiographical revealed of the life they lived....   [tags: american dream, great gatsby] 1061 words
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Graduation Speech: A Great Time to Be a Graduate - Ladies and Gentlemen we are assembled here this evening to celebrate the graduation of the Community College Class of 2012. With this celebration comes many distinctions, honors and legacies. This is a great time to be a graduate of Community College, because we are a group of students who are graduating with high grade point averages, leadership skills, overall talent, plus we are leaving behind much to be admired by future classes. Our class is also a very diverse and dedicated one. As if being a student alone was not a difficult task, many of our classmates hold jobs outside of school, are active in their communities as coaches, volunteers, athletes and leaders, and many have families to...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 676 words
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Who is Nathaniel Hawthorne? - “Let men tremble to win the hand of a woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart” is one of my favorite quotes that Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote from the Scarlet Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American writer, that wrote fictional stories. He was a gifted writer that was influenced to use his gift by a well known man, with the name of Ralph Waldo Emerson. I believe Nathaniel had an talent to make stories rhyme with detail, that sets the scene in your very, own mind. Hawthorne had a interesting life, he enjoyed writing short stories, like Twice-Told Tales”(that he had wrote in 1837), and reading....   [tags: Writer, The Scarlet Letter, Fictional Stories]
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Is Johannes Cabal: The necromancer by Johnathan L. Howard great Literature? - ... While Johannes Cabal: The Necromancer is a very entertaining read, there are underlying themes that Howard may or may not have coincidentally included. Johannes Cabal himself is arguably the main protagonist in the story. Where his motives are questionable, there are times were Cabal seems to be doing more evil than good, only to have the reader soon realize that that is not the case, and that Cabal is actually doing more good than evil. His character falls in a grey sort of area, and I think that genuinely reflects how humans can be....   [tags: writing, characterization, moralities, nature]
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Should The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Be Considered a Great American Novel? - ... And he threw a big black cat right in her face” (Morrison 89). The manner in which this chapter is written is so that a fictional scene is depicted so vividly that the scene becomes a reality for readers, similar the “Great American Novels” Huckleberry Finn and The Great Gatsby. Unfortunately, The Bluest Eye loses credibility when Geraldine returns home right after Junior murders his mother’s cat when the cat is thrown into a radiator after a struggle with Pecola on account of Junior’s torturing of the cat....   [tags: african american, pecola, boring]
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Ambition in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Macbeth by William Shakespeare - ... The origin of ambitions and desires tells us more about the reason behind the goal which would play a role in how the goal is achieved and how strong the desire is. Shakespeare’s Macbeth’s desire to be powerful is reignited by Lady Macbeth when he seems to be more or less uninterested upon hearing prophesies from the witches. Macbeth quotes in fear “Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings; My thought, whose [Duncan] murder yet is but fantastical,… If chance I will have me king, why, chance may crown me, without my stir.” (Shakespeare 1.3.145-150)....   [tags: powerful, murder, illegal activities] 883 words
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Gatsby’s Unrealistic American Dream in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The term “American Dream” is defined as an idea which believes that all people have the possibility of prosperity and success. The idea first came from James Adams, a noted American writer and historian. He claimed, “Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability and achievement.” Therefore, the core concepts of the American Dream were closely linked to hard work and opportunity. However, this idea began to lose its value when people started to use unethical methods to become wealthy....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]
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The Personal Events which Led Virginia Woolf to the a Great Novelist - From the early death of her mother at age thirteen to the sexual abuse from her own half- brothers, many personal events contributed to the numerous mental and emotional breakdowns that made Virginia Woolf, “one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century…” (“Virginia Woolf” n.page.). Woolf’s, “Kew Gardens”, is a classic short story written in 1919 that shows the importance of women’s rights and illustrates that even when you are surrounded by people, you still can feel empty and alone. This significant story reflects that Virginia’s life was filled with depression, even though she was a great success and had a happy marriage....   [tags: Virginia Woolf, biography, Kew Gardens] 1769 words
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