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Effects of the French and Indian War on Diversified Groups in "The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper, describes the effects of the French and Indian War on a diversified group of people. Cooper describes the quest of three friends, Hawkeye, Chingachgook and Uncas, to deliver two young women, Cora and Alice, to their father. As they attempt to carry out this mission, the group encounters groups of Indians who interrupt and threaten their success. As the novel progresses, many characters’ virtues are put to the test, namely their loyalty. Throughout the novel, Cooper shows a character’s loyalty to be interwoven with their courage and steadfastness....   [tags: Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper, loyal] 1093 words
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James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans The French and Indian War of the eighteenth century had uniquely complex qualities, matched by the gravity of its outcome. The myriad of cultures involved the French, Canadian, American, English, Algonquians, and Iroquois whom make this era fascinating. The multi-ethnic element made it a war built upon fragile alliances, often undermined by factional disputes and shifting fortunes. Violent as it was, its battlefields encompassed some of the most beautiful country to be found anywhere....   [tags: Last Mohicans James Cooper Essays]
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The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper - Mohican Research Paper I believe that “The Last of the Mohicans” by James Fenimore Cooper is the first “great” American novel because it created such a lasting effect in the United States. It shows many ideas and topics that we talk about now such as gender roles, racism, and heroes. It is the first novel in a freely American setting that actually “hits” these topics and involves them in the writing. This, although it was written such a long time ago, is significant in American cultural history because of those topics....   [tags: research paper, topic and historical analysis] 1080 words
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A Trace of James Fenimore Cooper - A Trace of James Fenimore Cooper    In 1828 James Fenimore Cooper spent three months in England, chiefly to conduct business with his British publisher, Richard Bentley, and for most of that time he lived in London at 33 St. James Place. This is the way he described it in Gleanings in Europe: England:   We finally took a small house in St. James's Place, a narrow inlet that   communicates with the street of the same name, and which is quite near the   palace and the parks....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 1274 words
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A Noble Savage in The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper - “Chingachgook told me, don't try to understand them; and don't try to make them understand you. For they are a breed apart and make no sense”, explains the first American hero in The Last of the Mohicans. James Fenimore Cooper's objective during this novel was to portray the first American hero to the English man. To do so he created a white man by the name of Hawkeye; adopted by the last of the Mohican Indian tribe, Hawkeye was very resourceful and intelligent. His sharp mind was eventually needed to rescue two ladies by the names of Alice and Cora....   [tags: helor, love, war, savage, adventure] 810 words
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James Fenimore Cooper - James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper was born in Burlington, New Jersey on September 15, 1789 to William and Elizabeth Cooper. He was born the eleventh of twelve children. When James was one year old the family moved to the frontier of Lake Otsego, New York, and his father established the settlement of Cooperstown at the head of the Susquehanna River. Cooper attended a private prep school in Albany, New York, and was then admitted to Yale in 1803. He was expelled during his junior year because of a prank....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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James Fenimore Cooper - James Fenimore Cooper was one of the pioneers in American novel writing. Cooper used the life and things he had experienced and turned them into best-selling novels that have held up throughout the years. He became famous with the publication of the wilderness adventures. Along with the success these books brought, so to came some criticism. To truly understand Coopers books you have to delve deeply into them and know from where he got the ideas for the stories. James Fenimore Cooper was born in Burlington, New Jersey on September 15th 1789 (“James Fenimore Cooper,” American Eras, n.p.)....   [tags: essays research papers] 2744 words
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James Fenimore Cooper - James Fenimore Cooper Many great people have told history. Stories of how we progressed from the small colonies to the country we are today have been passed down to every generation. We were given the idea of our triumphs, struggles, tragedies and adventures of history through story telling, and no- one tells of the adventure of history like James Fenimore Cooper and Nathaniel Hawthorne. They wrote with such a passion of history entwined with adventure that it swept you away into their world....   [tags: essays papers] 608 words
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James Fenimore Cooper - James Fenimore Cooper was born in Burlington, New Jersey on September 15, 1789. He was the eleventh of twelve children born to William and Elizabeth Cooper. When James was one year old the family moved to the frontier, and his father established the settlement of Cooperstown at the head of Susquehanna River. 	Cooper attended a private preparatory school at Albany, New York, and was then admitted to Yale in 1803. He was expelled from there during his junior year because of a silly prank....   [tags: essays research papers] 534 words
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American Novelist James Fenimore Cooper - James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper was born in Burlington, New Jersey on September 15, 1789. He was born the eleventh of twelve children to William and Elizabeth Cooper. His real name is James Kent Cooper, he tried to change it so he could inherit some of his mother’s wealth, but the court system would not allow it. He uses Fenimore as his penname (Hart 133). When he was about one year old, his family moved to the frontier of Lake Otsego, New York. His father established the settlement of Cooperstown at the basin of the Susquehanna River (Ulger 336)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Stereotypes of Native Americans in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last Mohicans - Portrayal of Native Americans in Last of the Mohicans and Stereotypes of Native Americans Introduction James Fenimore Cooper wrote the novel Last of the Mohicans. James Fenimore Cooper had a remarkably boring, wealthy existence. His parents were shrewd and ambitious, easily acquiring money and power. Thus he was exposed early on to the finer pleasures of life. The Last of the Mohicans takes place in the midst of the French-Indian war. Specifically, it focuses on one battle in a war that lasted for many years....   [tags: indian, pioneers, disney]
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Travesty Hits the Mohicans in James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans - The Last of the Mohicans written by James Fenimore Cooper was part of Cooper’s Leather Stocking Series. Cooper, born in 1789, through his writings detailed frontier life during the 1700’s. The Last of the Mohicans brought to life the troubles Native Americans were facing during the early years of colonization by Europeans. Taking place during the Seven Year War, the story describes the hardships of two Native Americans, Uncus and Chingachgook, and one white man who was adopted by Chingachgook, Hawkeye....   [tags: native americans, films, movies] 733 words
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James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans: Book and Movie - James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans: Book and Movie   The book Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper was very different from the movie Last of the Mohicans in terms of the storyline. However, I feel that the producer and director of this movie did a good job of preserving Cooper's original vision of the classic American man surviving in the wilderness, while possibly presenting it better than the book originally did and in a more believable fashion to a late twentieth century reader....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast] 1154 words
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Masculine Discrepancies on the Frontier: James Fenimore Cooper's Ideal American Man - Masculine Discrepancies on the Frontier: James Fenimore Cooper's Ideal American Man Within the genre of the frontier novel, great consideration is given to early American ideals of masculinity. According to Aiping Zhang, in his article "The Negotiation of Manhood: James Fenimore Cooper's Ideology of Manhood in The Last of the Mohicans," James Fenimore Cooper was exceedingly interested in developing a new American definition of the ideal man. Zhang writes that "masculinity was always one of the primary issues in [Cooper's] life and his writings as well ....   [tags: Research Papers]
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Sexual and Maternal Instincts in James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans - Cora Munro's Sexual and Maternal Instincts in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans Cora Munro's relationship with her younger, fairer sister Alice demonstrates a distinct mother-daughter pattern that manifests itself in every interaction between the two women. Throughout James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans, the character of Cora continuously hides her sister's face in her bosom as an indication of undying protection from the ravages of the American frontier. Alice depends on Cora as her champion and defender but, most unmistakably as a mother figure....   [tags: The Last of the Mohicans] 660 words
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Michael Mann's Movie Version of James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans - Michael Mann's Movie Version of James Fenimore Cooper's “Last of the Mohicans” The 1992 movie version of James Fenimore Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans" was directed by Michael Mann and starred Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Steven Waddington, Russell Means and Eric Schweig. As an epic about human conflict, the movie addresses all the necessary elements of social, political and spiritual concern required for such a production; however, the grandiose spectacle of Hollywood film making abilities cannot mask the stereotypical Native American imagery blatantly portrayed in this movie....   [tags: Films Movies Last Mohicans Essays] 863 words
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The Last Of The Mohicans - The Last of the Mohicans was written in 1826 by James Fenimore Cooper. Cooper was born September 15, 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey. Born the son of a wealthy judge, his family moved to Cooperstown, New York when he was just a year old. The town was named in his father's honor. Cooper was raised and received his early education in Cooperstown, where he was introduced into influential social circles. At the age of thirteen, he was sent to Yale University to study. He was expelled from the school for continuous pranks including putting a donkey on a professor's chair and exploding gunpowder on the campus....   [tags: James Fenimore Cooper] 1386 words
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The Last Of The Mohicans - The Last of the Mohicans The book Last of the Mohicans is based on a novel by James Fenimore Cooper, and revolves around a clan of Native Americans called the Mohicans. The main characters are Hawkeye, his adopted father Chingachgook, and his adopted brother Uncas. Chingachgook, and his son Uncas, are the last of the Mohican tribe or blood line. The movie is also based on these three characters. The era that both stories take place in is the 18th century during the seven years war between Britain and France....   [tags: James Fenimore Cooper] 1438 words
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The Last of the Mohicans - The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper’s the Last of the Mohicans is a gripping novel that depicts the travel of 7 people through the dangerous woods of western New York in the late 18th century. The story takes place during the French and Indian war at the height of conflict. Major Duncan Heyward is accompanying singer David Gamut and the two daughters of the English colonel Munro from Fort Edward to Fort William Henry. Along the way, the four travelers discover that their Indian guide Magua has purposely lead them in the wrong direction....   [tags: Native Americans James Fenimore Cooper Essays] 1515 words
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The Hero of The Century - This world has more than seven billions people, but not everyone is a hero. In the earlier life, there was a native american man named Natty Bumppo and he was considered as an American hero. A hero is not something easy to make a person to be, Natty Bumppo had done a lot of things and helped others, as a result people made him a hero. Every person has different traits or characteristics that make them who they are, and the characteristics of Natty Bumppo also one of the thing made him an American hero....   [tags: Leather Stocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper] 680 words
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Reality in Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers - Reality in Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers Looking back on the mountain-view that was described as the main character's of Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers caught sight of Templeton, their hometown, in the distance, Elizabeth, the primary female character, "felt as if all the loveliness of the mountain-view had vanished like the fancies of a dream" (59). While it may be true that during the moments that Elizabeth looked down on the scene, the scene was her reality, this reality was not an accurate portrayal of the town itself‹the point of Elizabeth's comment....   [tags: Cooper Pioneers Essays]
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The Unwavering Character of James Fenimore Copper's Deerslayer - The Unwavering Character of James Fenimore Copper's Deerslayer James Fenimore Copper presents Deerslayer as a man of integrity, virtue, and honor. He is a warrior who lives by his word. Even if the situation places his life in jeopardy, he refuses to abandon what he believes in and what he says he will do. Deerslayer’s greatest display of character and honor is seen when he refuses to compromise his standards even though it threatens his life. After saving Hist from the Hurons, Deerslayer was taken captive by them....   [tags: Character Analysis, Deerslayer] 325 words
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Cooper and Cole: Comments on the Power of Nature in The Last of the Mohicans - Cooper and Cole: Comments on the Power of Nature in The Last of the Mohicans In the history of American literature, James Fenimore Cooper played a substantial role in the development of American fiction and the American character (McWilliams 20-21). During his own time, Cooper influenced public opinion on many important political issues, especially those relating to the Native Americans, and especially the Indian Removal controversy of the 1830s (McWilliams 84). Of all of his writings, however, The Last of the Mohicans, 1826, second of the Leatherstocking series, had and continues to have the greatest impact....   [tags: Last Mohicans Essays]
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The Romantic American Male in Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans and Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Masculinity of the Romantic American Male in Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans and Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow James Fenimore Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans and Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow are valuable examples of literary heavyweights of the Romantic era, but in addition, can also be used to chart sociological changes within the male gender during pre-Romantic and Romantic years. But because neither Cooper nor Irving’s works should be distanced from their cultural backdrops when considering the socially reflective nature of their work, exploring basic historical conditions surrounding the changing concepts of masculinity can serve as a useful move....   [tags: Legend of Sleepy Hollow Essays]
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Role of Religion in the Wilderness: James Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans - Freedom of Religion – Freedom from Religion In the midst of his already successful career, Sigmund Freud decided to finally dedicate a book of his to religion, referring to the subject as a phenomena faced by the scientific community. This new work, Totem and Taboo, blew society off its feet, ultimately expanding the reaches of debates and intellectual studies. From the beginning, Freud argues that there exists a parallel between the archaic man and the contemporary compulsive. Both these types of people, he argues, exhibit neurotic behavior, and so the parallel between the two is sound....   [tags: freudian, james cooper]
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Last Of The Mohicans Authenticity - The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimoore Cooper is one of the most acclaimed and best-selling books about the American Frontier to be ever written. It is and was hailed as a masterpiece due to its more human characterizations of the Native American warriors and tribesman for that time period. The Last of the Mohicans is viewed as the first popular book that portrayed Native Americans in a more positive manner rather than as crude savages who were resolutely determined on killing ‘the white man’ and then proceeding to cutting of their scalp....   [tags: James Fenimoore Cooper] 1159 words
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Research report proposal for BMW Mini Cooper increase market share in Australia - Content Introduction Purpose of the Research Research Design Research Process Data Analysis Outcomes and Expectations   Introduction Understanding that Australian has changed their favorites from V6 engines or 6 seats lager vehicles to small or medium car and small competitive local market which has 66 vehicle brands , as a result, BMW has to recognize the factors that affect the sale number of Mini Cooper. Therefore, price setting and features satisficing will be the issue to discuss. The key decision faced by the BMW due to this situation can be stated as, what steps could be taken to effectively improve consumer perceptions of Mini Cooper and help set an attractive and competitive...   [tags: Mini Cooper Marketing]
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Analysis of Cooper Industries - Analysis of Cooper Industries OVERVIEW: Cooper Industries is a broadly diversified manufacturer of electrical and general industrial products, and energy related machinery and equipment. The company operates in three different business segments with 21 separate profit centers. These segments include electrical and electronic, commercial and industrial, compression, drilling and energy equipment. The product line is consisted of cheap fuses to $3 million compressor tribune sets along with products such as hand tools and light fixtures....   [tags: Cooper Industries Business Management Essays] 610 words
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Coopers Chingachgook - Coopers Chingachgook The Death of Chingachgook as the Apogee of the tragedy of the Indian Nation in Cooper^s The Pioneers The Pioneers, written by James Fenimore Cooper in 1823 opens the popular series of books about the adventures of an inhabitant of the New England forests Natty Bampo ^ a white man, a scout, and a hunter. However, the novelist does not merely narrate the life of Natty, his main aim is to present the whole situation on the Eastern Coast of America in the seventeenth century....   [tags: essays papers]
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Susan Cooper - Susan Cooper has been writing for over 30 years. In this time she has written numerous newspaper articles, books for children and adults, screenplays for TV, the cinema and a Broadway play. As a writer she is hard to classify, what is universally accepted is that she is a writer with extraordinary gifts. Born in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England in May 1935, Susan Cooper attended Slough High School before going up to Oxford University. At Somerville College she read English. During her time at Oxford she was the first woman ever to edit the University magazine, Cherwell....   [tags: Writer Biography Cooper Author] 1304 words
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Cooper Industries Proposal to Acquire Nicholson File Company - Cooper Industries Inc.      Based on the given information in the case study regarding the acquisition of Nicholson File Company by Cooper Industries, there is no question that Cooper should try to gain control of Nicholson. This decision is based on an analysis of the bargaining positions of each group of Nicholson stockholders which have disparate goals and needs that need to be met. In addition, an appropriate payment method and specific dollar value based on a competitor’s offer and Cooper financial data was decided....   [tags: Cooper Industries Inc. Case Study]
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Biography of Astronomer, Vera Cooper Rubin - ... She has been a part of many scientific organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The American Philosophical Society, International Astronomical Union, National Academy of Sciences, the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. She is the author to several books and over 200 articles about galaxies and their motions.3 Famous For- She is most notable for providing a great deal of compelling evidence, alongside Dr. Kent Ford, that proved Fritz Zwicky’s Theory of the existence of Dark Matter.2 Zwicky stated that individual galaxies within the Coma Cluster were moving so fast that if they were only held by the gravity of its visibl...   [tags: galaxy, gravity, science] 1106 words
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A Review of University Days by James Thurber - In the essay, “University Days” James Thurber does a sensational job keeping the reader’s interest throughout the entire story. He explains his college experiences in a way that makes the reader both interested and amused at the same time. Thurber portrays the message that the all-star football player was not the brightest bulb on the tree, which is humorous because many people can relate to that because it’s the same at their school. The author uses a creative writing style to try and capture his audience’s attention throughout the entire essay....   [tags: James Thurber] 1349 words
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A Talk to Teachers, by James Baldwin - In his work, “A Talk to Teachers,” James Baldwin poured out his point of view on how he believed American children should be taught. Throughout the essay, Baldwin focused on a specific race of school children: Negros. Perhaps this was because he himself was an African American, or even for the mere idea that Negros were the most vulnerable for never amounting to anything — according to what the American society thought during the twentieth century, specifically the 1960s when this piece was published....   [tags: education, james baldwin]
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James Joyce's The Dead - James Joyce's The Dead In The Dead, James Joyce lets symbolism flow freely throughout his short story. James Joyce utilizes his main characters and objects in The Dead to impress upon his readers his view of Dublin’s crippled condition. Not only does this apply to just The Dead, Joyce’s symbolic themes also exude from his fourteen other short stories that make up the rest of Joyce’s book, Dubliners, to describe his hometown’s other issues of corruption and death that fuel Dublin’s paralysis. After painting this grim picture of Dublin, James Joyce uses it to express his frustration and to explain his realistic view that the only solution to the issues with Dublin depends on a move to the W...   [tags: James Joyce Dead Essays]
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Cross Fire, by James Patterson - What would you do if you had a huge secret to hide. In the book Cross Fire, James Patterson demonstrates a secret that needs to be hidden for some time. Within doing this he also demonstrates a good example of a complete plot. On the other hand the book is mostly written in first person point of view. This has a major effect on the book, in the way it is used. In this complete plot there are five key elements. The first of these five elements is exposition. This is what happens first in the story and is what gives the reader key components....   [tags: Cross fires, James Patterson]
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James Joyce's Life and Accomplishments - James Joyce was a renowned Irish author and poet, most known for writing the book Ulysses, which parallels the events of The Odyssey in a variety of writing styles. Although Ulysses is considered his magnum opus, his other works including Dubliners, A portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Finnegans Wake are held in high esteem by many. Joyce was born in the Irish city of Dublin on the second of February, 1882 and was baptized by the order of his catholic mother and father three days later. By the age of five he had moved to the town of Bray, 12 miles outside of Dublin, there he was attacked by a dog and this sparked his lifelong cynophobia which may be suggested in Ulysses in episode 12...   [tags: ulysses, the odyssey, james joyce]
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James Joyce’s Dubliners - James Joyce’s Dubliners is a collection of short stories that aims to portray middle class life in Dublin, Ireland in the early twentieth century. Most of the stories are written with themes such as entrapment, paralysis, and epiphany, which are central to the flow of the collection of stories as a whole. Characters are usually limited financially, socially, and/or by their environment; they realize near the end of each story that they cannot escape their unfortunate situation in Dublin. These stories show Joyce’s negative opinion of the ancient Irish city .The final story, “The Dead,” was added later than the others; consequently, “The Dead” has a more positive tone and is often an exceptio...   [tags: James Joyce]
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The Literary Works of Phyllis Dorothy James - Phyllis Dorothy James was born August 3, 1920 Oxford, England. James ended up moving to Wales and the moved to Cambridge, England. She was attending Cambridge high school for girls. Her family was not very wealthy and her dad did not believe in education beyond high school for girls. So James went to work for an tax office for three years. Then went and married Ernest Connor Bantry White in 1941. James and Ernest had two children, Claire and Jane. James was in her forties when her first novel, cover her face was published in 1962....   [tags: Essay on Phyllis Dorothy James]
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Daisy Miller: A Study, by Henry James - The controversial short story Daisy Miller: A Study, written by Henry James, depicts a story of a young European man named Winterbourne trying to come to terms with what he thinks about an American girl, named Daisy Miller. Henry James was born in New York in 1843, but lived most his life in Europe. While he was living in Europe he had many encounters with American tourists. After these encounters Henry decided he wanted to explore the difference between the innocent American, and the sophisticated European....   [tags: daisy miller, henry james]
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Peter Pan and James Matthew Barrie - Peter Pan is a timeless story written by J.M Barrie. In the time leading up to him writing this story, he was a successful author and playwright. Even with his great success, Barrie still had personal struggles from his marriage and childhood. Barrie used these struggles to write stories that people still enjoy today. Although Peter Pan is a happy children's story, J.M Barrie's inspiration for writing Peter Pan was not so positive. James Matthew Barrie, or J.M Barrie, was born on May 9, 1860 in Kirriemuir, Scotland....   [tags: James Matthew Barrie]
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Analysis of The Novel Dubliners by James Joyce - In response to his publisher's suggested revisions to Dubliners, James Joyce "elevated his rhetoric to the nearly Evangelical [and wrote]: 'I seriously believe that you will retard the course of civilization in Ireland by preventing the Irish people from having one good look in my nicely polished looking-glass'"1. A pivotal part of this "looking-glass" is Joyce's representation of Dublin, which functions akin to an external unconsciousness in that a series of unrelated characters experience similar problems by virtue of their common connection to the city....   [tags: dublin, ireland, james joyce]
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Henry James' ‘Washington Square - Henry James' ‘Washington Square In ‘Washington Square', Henry James used a refined technique of narration, language, symbolism and irony as he explored the psychological dimensions of his characters' actions, motivations and interpersonal relationships. He did so as he confronted the tragedy of the immorality of human beings, personified in the characters of Dr. Sloper and Morris Townsend, in dominating the spirit of Sloper's daughter, Catherine, for their own ends. In other works of fiction where the oppressive circumstances of protagonists usually arise from failures of society and within the specific individual there is often an optimism to the extent that it is suggested that progress m...   [tags: Henry James Washington Square Analysis] 1413 words
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The Humorist for the Common Man: James Thurber - As America was changing during the early twentieth century, so was humor and few writers could easily adapt to this change with success as well as James Thurber did as a cartoonist, journalist, and an author of short stories, fables, fairytales, and plays, Thurber highlighted the problems of everyday life that were often the result of the transition in America from a masculine, frontier society, to an urban, more feminized society (Buckley, New Criterion). He shied away from major problems of the world and instead made his focus “the immemorial stupidities, cruelties and perversities of men that lie at the root of our ills” (Hasley)....   [tags: humor, james thurber, common man] 1196 words
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Learning About the Cooper Union - ... I love that I can choose to major in Engineering but also take liberal arts classes as part of the core curriculum in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. This resonates with my interests because I love math and science but I also have interests in visual art and dance- now I can have both. Furthermore, I do not have to choose between being independent and spending time with my family. Cooper Union is in the perfect location because I can pursue my own interests without sacrificing time with my siblings and parents....   [tags: personal narrative] 770 words
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Feelings of Suspense in “Dead Simple” by Peter James - The novel “Dead simple” by Peter James is a gripping novel which keeps the reader on the edge of his seat throughout. The story is about a young man named Michael who is on his stag due with his friends and when they play a harmless prank on him (burning him in a coffin.) It goes seriously wrong when they are killed in a car accident and the question remains, where is Michael Harrison. This essay will examine how Peter James creates suspense throughout the novel using various literary techniques....   [tags: Dead simple, Peter James, ] 711 words
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Emily Dickinson's Faith and Daisy Miller by Henry James - American writers and poets of the 19th century created literature to criticize and detail the imperfections of society. Emily Dickinson, who retired from contact with the outside world by the age of twenty-three in favor of a life of isolation, can arguably be considered such a poet. Her untitled poem "Faith" can be interpreted as criticism of the masculine-dominated society of her time and supports themes in Henry James's work Daisy Miller: A Study, which also criticizes societal expectations and practices....   [tags: Henry James, Emily Dickinson] 1153 words
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The American Renaissance - The American Renaissance period, circa 1876-1917, heralded a new sense of nationalism with a pride linking to a spirit akin to Greek democracy, the rule of Roman law, and a cultural and educational reform movement often referred to as Renaissance humanism. This American nationalism focused on the expression of modernism, technology, and academic classicism. Renaissance technological advancements include wire cables supporting the Brooklyn Bridge in the State of New York, along with cultural advancements found in the Prairie School houses, Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in architecture and sculpture....   [tags: American Renaissance Literary Masterpieces] 1158 words
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Susan Cooper and Native Activism - In her book Spirited Encounters, Cooper mentioned “during her young adult life and through her museum career, she is interested in “Native activism,” especially “protests that focused on museums” (xv). According to her, Native Americans were protesting the museums in hoping that museums would give them back items that were once belong to them and their ancestors. For example, Native Americans’ request to get back Alcatraz Island from the government was denied even though it was supposed to be theirs from the beginning (8)....   [tags: Spirited Encounters] 1787 words
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