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Walpurgis Night Theme in Choreography - A theme of Walpurgis Night is very popular in various art forms such as theatre, dance, literature, music, film, and television. A number of different European cultures have their traditions and celebrations. In most cultures celebrating Walpurgis Night, the event usually takes place on April 30 or May 1 and is associated with the celebration of spring. There is a lot of mystery and uncertain information about the origins of Walpurgis Night. Casanova’s Catholic Encyclopedia states that it was named after the English missionary Saint Walpurga who was canonized on May 1 (Casanova)....   [tags: culture, celebration, spring, tradition, mystery]
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Look at the significance of chapter five to the novel as a whole. - Look at the significance of chapter five to the novel as a whole. Focus on the relevance and effect of writer’s use of language to describe setting and character and what it shows about social and historical influences. ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley is a complex horror novel that was written during the age of Romanticism. It contains many themes common to a Romantic novel such as death, tragedy, and loneliness. These themes have all arrived through Mary Shelley’s background as the events in this novel have been influenced greatly by her life....   [tags: English Literature] 1016 words
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The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War - In the beautiful Southern autumn days, a war was becoming bloodier and bloodier by the day. Howard Bahr’s The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War takes place in the most tranquil time of the year in 1864. Bushrod Carter, a young Confederate rifleman, leaves his Mississippi town to fight in the Tennessee Army under General John Bell Hood. The story follows Bushrod and a few of his fellow Confederates through the months leading up to the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. Bahr writes the story with great historical accuracy and vivid imagery....   [tags: Historical Fiction, analysis] 2584 words
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Dracula's Death in Bran Stroker's Novel Dracula - Dracula's Death in Bram Stroker's Novel Dracula In Bram Stroker's infamous novel, Dracula, he tries to explain the life of the undead, then continues to explain how to kill these creatures of the night. We find out that you must stab a vampire in the heart with a wooden stake, and then slash off their head. This is the only way that we are led to believe that you may be able to kill these undead. We learn this through Stoker's vampire expert Van Helsing, he seems to be the most educated on the subject of the undead and creatures of the night, otherwise known as vampires....   [tags: Dracula Bra Stroker Vampires Essays] 605 words
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Tom Jones is a great novel of English Literature - Tom Jones is a great novel of English Literature Tom Jones is a great novel of English Literature; it presents a dilemma raised in a humorous way. The 18th century masterpiece develops in the countryside of England at the village-like place of Summerset. Sexual temptations, moral assumptions, and unique characters make the story as captivating a creative painting from Picasso. Most important; the character of Tom Jones is very identifiable for his realistic approaches, sexual adventures, and heroic actions....   [tags: English Literature] 693 words
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Night by Elie Wiesel and The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom - The chaos and destruction that the Nazi’s are causing are not changing the lives of only Jews, but also the lives of citizens in other countries. Between Night by Elie Wiesel and The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, comradeship, faith, strength, and people of visions are crucial to the survival of principle characters. Ironically, in both stories there is a foreseen future, that both seemed to be ignored. Before the Great War begins affecting the Wiesel’s and ten Boom’s lives, both families experience a premonition of a dark future ahead of them....   [tags: The Hiding Place ]
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In The Heat Of The Night - In the Heat of the Night Essay For my essay I have chosen to write about the topic about Tibbs and Gillespie understanding and respecting each other. In the beginning of this story Gillespie thought of Virgil as he would of thought of any other Negro, but soon he found out he was wrong, Virgil was a very gifted detective with lots of skills. When Tibbs was first taken in to see Gillespie, Gillespie was yelling and screaming at Tibbs for no reason but Virgil did not break down to the harassment and proved Gillespie wrong by showing him his ID card that proved he was a cop....   [tags: essays research papers] 395 words
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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Life, Narrator, and Criticism in The Great Gatsby - This is a book called “The Great Gatsby.” A lot of affairs, sex, and violence happens in this book. We will meet traitors and best friends will even betray each other. Some girls in this book are also a deceiving. In The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald has explored three separate themes: his own life, narrator Nick Carraway, and literary criticism. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald has explored three separate themes: his own life, narrator Nick Carraway, and literary criticism. Back then this good book called The Great Gatsby was released in 1925 (Shain)....   [tags: Novel, Twenties]
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William Armstrong’s Novel, Sounder - Chapters 1-2 Summary William Armstrong’s novel, Sounder, takes place in the home of a Southern American sharecropper in the nineteenth century. In the beginning of the book, it describes an image of the father petting his dog, Sounder, in the pouch. The boy asks his father where he first got Sounder. The father explains how Sounder came to him along the road when he was a pup. The boy loves Sounder and thinks no other animal in the world can replace him. He thinks the most impressive thing about Sounder is its bark....   [tags: William Armstrong, Sounder] 1222 words
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A Night To Remember - Reaction of Chapters 1 and 2 I have just finishes reading the first 2 chapters of “A Night to Remember”. While I was reading the chapters I was putting all the pictures that I saw in my past with the book. When I was reading I saw that Walter Lord wasn’t that much into Similes and metaphors. He had great ways to get the reader interested and not bored. When I read books I normally look for where the plot is when the book starts. When I was reading this novel I thought that it was pretty interesting that right in the first chapter out of 10 he started the great accident with the iceberg....   [tags: essays research papers] 596 words
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The Tension between Truth and Illusion in "Tender is the Night" - Exploring the tension between truth and illusion is a frequent preoccupation of twentieth century American literature. Compare and contrast the treatment of this theme in `Tender is the Night' and at least one other relevant text you have encountered. `Tender is the Night' is a novel where the presentation of the main characters at the beginning of the novel is shown to be an illusion. An illusion which often masks the seedy truth and results in people having to present an extravagant front to disguise their inner problems....   [tags: American Literature] 638 words
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High School Friday Night Lights - High school athletics leave a major impact on everybody that is involved with them. It also can even leave a mark on people who aren’t associated with them. There are many conflicting opinions on whether high school sports are a positive or negative influence on a student’s life. Athletics in high school can have an effect on the community as a whole. In H.G. Bisssinger’s highly regarded Friday Night Lights, high school football is accurately portrayed as the most important thing in Texas; it receives much more attention than academics....   [tags: high school sports, high school athletics]
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Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Christopher: Ethical Vs. Unethical Dictionary.com has defined the word ethical as "Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong." While we all have different opinions of what is right and wrong, most people have the same ideas to what is "socially acceptable." In the novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, the autistic main character Christopher Boone may not have the same views as the rest of us about what is right and what is wrong. Christopher Boone is a good-hearted boy but more unethical than ethical, yet most of the time unaware of his bad behavior due to his different views of the world....   [tags: Mark Haddon] 1063 words
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Slaughterhouse-Five: The Novel and the Movie - Slaughterhouse-Five: The Novel and the Movie In 1972 director George Roy Hill released his screen adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five (or The Children's Crusade; A Duty Dance With Death). The film made over 4 million dollars and was touted as an "artistic success" by Vonnegut (Film Comment, 41). In fact, in an interview with Film Comment in 1985, Vonnegut called the film a "flawless translation" of his novel, which can be considered an honest assessment in light of his reviews of other adaptations of his works: Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971) "turned out so abominably" that he asked to have his name removed from it; and he found Slapsti...   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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Friday Night Lights Rhetorical Analysis - A town, a team, a dream. Friday Night lights document the 1988 football season of Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. Bissinger explores the various themes of the novel and uses conceit to colorfully describe the contrasting attitudes towards sports and academics. In the small town of Odessa bases Fridays nights in the fall are dedicated to Permian football. As a result of the obsessive attitude towards football a ridiculous amount of pressure is thrusted upon the coaches and players. Bissinger tackled the many problems in the town such as extreme pressure to perform, racism, and the relationship between parent and child....   [tags: Bissinger, football, Odessa, Texas] 915 words
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Heart of Darkness as a Racist Novel - Heart of Darkness as a Racist Novel Because of Conrad's constant use of light and dark imagery in this novel, it can be difficult at times to ascertain whether his use of this imagery is meant in a racist manner, or whether he is using it simply to show how the Europeans actions are bigoted because of their naivety, or their seeming overwhelmed ness due to the new and strange landscape they have conquered, and their actions are a result of over eagerness on their behalf to civilize the blacks....   [tags: Papers] 1451 words
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Sense and Sensibility: A Novel of Moderation -  In her first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austin brought to life the spirit of being young, in love and living in the eighteenth century. Her story revealed the heartaches and happiness shared by Elinor Dashwood, who represented sense and her sister Marianne, who stood for sensibility. Both sisters felt strongly for what they unknowingly stood for, but each needed to reach a middle ground to find true happiness. It was not until the end of the novel, through marriage, that Elinor and Marianne overcame their nature of having sense and sensibility....   [tags: Austen Sense Sensibility Essays]
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Characterization In A Classic Novel - Characterization in a Classic Novel Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is the story of a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, and his quest to create life from death. Frankenstein’s experiment goes dreadfully wrong and he is forced to flee from the monster he created. Throughout this novel, Frankenstein is characterized by his extreme intelligence, skepticism and withdrawn behavior, and remorse. In the beginning of this novel, it is clearly stated that Victor has a love for knowledge. “It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupies me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its...   [tags: essays research papers] 556 words
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Plastics: A Comparison of The Film The Graduate Vs. The Novel - Charles Webb’s timeless novel The Graduate tells a story of a naive college student who has an affair with his parent’s good friend. However, its success was not based on the story, the sensation was on how the story was told. In Mike Nichols’ 1967 classic The Graduate based on the novel, young Benjamin Braddock is a rising scholar with no direction. Unaware of his promising life he finds himself troubled and confused as to what he wants. The film brought the novel to life with authentic characters with sympathy and edge, the novel The Graduate was the foundation of one the most successful and iconic films in history....   [tags: Broadway Hit, Plot Summary]
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Huck Superstistion in the Novel - Huck Superstistion in the Novel In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, there is a lot of superstition. Some examples of superstition in the novel are Huck killing a spider which is bad luck, the hair-ball used to tell fortunes, and the rattle-snake skin Huck touches that brings Huck and Jim good and bad luck. Superstition plays an important role in the novel Huck Finn. In Chapter one Huck sees a spider crawling up his shoulder, so he flipped it off and it went into the flame of the candle....   [tags: essays papers] 1736 words
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The 2010 Adaptation of Charles Portis’ novel, True Grit - ... Another technique Deakins uses within the scene non-diegetic sound. For example, the audience is able to hear the sound of the river streaming and the crunching of leaves and branches under the their horses’ hooves. These calm and soothing sounds sounds of nature show how far away they are from civilization. Although the crew’s trip was significant, the cinematographic techniques of the next scenes made them more emotional. The night after their journey, Mattie, LaBoeuf, and Cogburn are sitting around the campfire when LaBoeuf and Cogburn begin quarreling....   [tags: true gift, cinematography, film] 527 words
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The Significance of Technology Depicted in Bradbury's Novel, Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury's novel, Fahrenheit 451, is based in a futuristic time where technology rules our everyday lives and books are viewed as a bad thing because it brews free thought. Although today’s technological advances haven’t caught up with Bradbury’s F451, there is a very real danger that society might end up relying on technology at the price of intellectual development. Fahrenheit 451 is based in a futuristic time period and takes place in a large American City on the Eastern Coast. The futuristic world in which Bradbury describes is chilling, a future where all known books are burned by so called "firemen." Our main character in Fahrenheit 451 is a fireman known as Guy Montag, he has th...   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451] 1219 words
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The House of Mirth and Babylon Revisited Novel Comparisson - When a person reads a novel or short story they are looking for something that they can relate to, some similar experience that they share with the characters. Since the fall of man in the garden of Eden people have been experiencing terrible circumstances, some brought about through their own actions, other brought about simply through life, or fate. Since tragedy is so common among humanity, an author can create an immediate connection between the reader and the story through use of tragedy. Both The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton and “Babylon Revisited” by F....   [tags: tragedy, scott fitzgerald, edith wharton]
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Slaughterhouse-Five: A Peace Novel - War is a tragic experience that can motivate people to do many things. Many people have been inspired to write stories, poems, or songs about war. Many of these examples tend to reflect feelings against war. Kurt Vonnegut is no different and his experience with war inspired him to write a series of novels starting with Slaughter-House Five. It is a unique novel expressing Vonnegut's feelings about war. These strong feeling can be seen in the similarities between characters, information about the Tralfamadorians, dark humor, and the structure of the novel....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut] 1434 words
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Taylor's Novel The Bomb - The terror of nuclear war, the fright of your home being destroyed before your eyes. This was what was facing 16 year old Sorry Rinamu in the novel The Bomb by Theodore Taylor. This historical fiction deals with the problems of Sorry and his small island facing the control of Japan and needs of the United States. The Bomb takes place on the small island of Bikini Atoll after World War II in the year 1946. Being located in the west Pacific led to problems with Japan. This island was under Japanese control during World War II, until the Americans freed them....   [tags: Theodore Taylor] 984 words
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The Novel Rising Sun - I read the novel Rising Sun by Michael Crichton. The story is about the grand opening of the Nakamoto Tower in Los Angeles, the new American headquarters of a Japanese corporation. On the night of the opening a young girl was killed on the forty-sixth floor, one story above the floor of the party. The Japanese liaison, Lieutenant Peter James Smith, was called to help the investigation begin, as the Japanese businessmen tried to stall the police. Though the story is about a homicide investigation, the underlying theme is one of business deals, both corrupt and proper....   [tags: Michael Chrichton] 1012 words
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A Comparative Analysis of Armies of the Night and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test in Regards to New Journalism - Taken at face value, Norman Mailer’s Armies of the Night and Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test may seem very similar. They are both centered on a major author of the 1960s and his experiencing of historical events of the time, while set in the style of New Journalism. When examined closer, though, it becomes apparent that these novels represent two very different sides of New Journalism – Armies of the Night an autobiography with personal and political motivations, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test a sociological piece which tries to capture the essence of its subjects rather than the absolute facts....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Book Review of Night and Dawn - Book Review of Night and Dawn "Never shall I forget that night, the first night in the camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky. Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust....   [tags: Papers] 2561 words
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The Night Of The Hunter: The Preacher - The Night of the Hunter: The Preacher When describing the preacher, John says, “His name is Harry Powell. But the names of his fingers are E and V and O and L and E and T and A and H and that story he tells about one hand being Hate and the other hand being Love is a lie because they are both hate and to watch them moving scares me worse than shadows, worse than the wind.” This description shows the absolute essence of the preacher's character in Davis Grubb's The Night of the Hunter....   [tags: essays research papers] 895 words
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Response to Night by Eliezer Wiesel - Response to Night by Eliezer Wiesel Night 1. What is your Text about. Night is an autobiography by a man named Eliezer Wiesel. The autobiography is a quite disturbing record of Elie’s childhood in the Nazi death camps Auschwitz and Buchenwald during world war two. While Night is Elie Wiesel’s testimony about his experiences in the Holocaust, Wiesel is not, precisely speaking, the story’s protagonist. Night is narrated by a boy named Eliezer who represents Elie, but details set apart the character Eliezer from the real life Elie....   [tags: Autobiography Wiesel Analysis] 1694 words
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Night - Elie Wiesel's Night is a true account of what the holocaust did, not only to the Jews, but to humanity as well. People all over the world were devastated by this horrendous act, and there are still people today who have not overcome its effects. An example of the horrible acts of the Nazis that stands out occurs at the end of World War II, when Elie and the rest of the inmates at the Buna camp were being force to transfer to the Gleiwitz camp. The transfer was a long, tiring journey through bitter cold and heavy falling snow....   [tags: essays research papers] 618 words
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Dualism, One of Society’s Many Obsessions - The Novel “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” centers upon a conception of humanity as dual in nature, although the theme does not emerge fully until the last chapter, when the complete story of the Jekyll-Hyde relationship is revealed. Therefore, we confront the prospect of a dual human nature explicitly only after having witnessed all of the events of the novel, including Hyde’s crimes and his ultimate eclipsing of Jekyll. The text not only presents the duality of human nature as its central theme but forces us to ponder the properties of this duality and to consider each of the novel’s episodes as we weigh various theories....   [tags: human nature, duality, novel]
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The Concept of Light in Joseph Conrad´s Heart of Darkness - An Analysis of Marlow’s Choice in Heart of Darkness The concepts of light and darkness have become synonymous with good and bad, especially in the realm of literature. Light is associated with Heaven, happiness and hope, while darkness symbolizes Hell, hatred and harm. In Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness however, these general conventions are broken in that light symbolizes a far more menacing evil than any form of darkness. While readers seek to view light in a positive way, Conrad’s progressive use of darker examples of light reflects the inner conflict and confusion of the novel’s protagonist, Marlow, and his continued search for light in the world....   [tags: Agency, Novel, Beliefs]
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Catherine Sedgwick's A New England Tale - Catherine Sedgwick’s A New England Tale is the story of Jane a young woman who is cast into a family where she is looked down upon, but through her trial and tribulations remains strong in her faith in God. Jonathan Edwards’ sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God focuses on those who lose faith and overlook the power of God’s hand, and by doing so will be sent to hell to repent their sins. Throughout the novel by Sedgwick and the sermon by Edwards it is the importance of moving forwards in life while staying faithful and true to God without sin remains the focus of the pieces....   [tags: Sin, God, Novel Analysis] 986 words
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The Nature of Solitude in Chopin's Novel, The Awakening - The Nature of Solitude in Chopin's Novel, The Awakening "The name of the piece was something else, but she called it ‘Solitude.' When she heard it there came before her imagination the figure of a man standing beside a desolate rock on the seashore. He was naked. His attitude was one of hopeless resignation as he looked toward a distant bird winging its flight away from him."(47) "All along the white beach, up and down, there was no living thing in sight. A bird with a broken wing was beating the air above, reeling, fluttering, circling disabled down, down to the water...when she was there beside the sea, absolutely alone, she cast the unpleasant, pricking garments from her, and for the...   [tags: Chopin Awakening] 828 words
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A Comparison of The Perfect Storm Movie and Novel - A Comparison of The Perfect Storm Movie and Novel                                The Perfect Storm is a novel written by Sebastian Junger, that retells the horrific story of fishermen and sailors who were caught in the eye of the worst storm in history. The book mainly focuses on the Andrea Gail, a swordfishing boat, with a crew of 6 men, who disappeared without a trace deep into the northern atlantic sea. In the year 2000, almost 10 years after the tragic event took place, a motion picture, perfectly titled, The Perfect Storm which was based on the novel was released....   [tags: Perfect Storm Compare Contrast Essays] 863 words
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Night by Elie Wiesel and A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - The autobiography Night by Elie Wiesel contains similarities to A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. These works are similar through the struggles that the main characters must face. The main characters, Elie Wiesel and Lieutenant Frederic Henry, both face complete alterations of personality. The struggles of life make a person stronger, yet significantly altering identity to the point where it no longer exists. This identity can be lost through extreme devotion, new experience, and immense tragedy....   [tags: compare contrast]
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Oscar Wilde's Success at a Gothic Novel - In this essay I will be looking at how successful Oscar Wilde was at creating a gothic novel. I will be using Edgar Alan Poe’s short story The Fall of the House of Usher and the film Bram Stokers, Dracula and the The Picture of Dorian Gray. In this essay I will be looking at how successful Oscar Wilde was at creating a gothic novel. I will be using Edgar Alan Poe’s short story ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ and the film ‘Bram Stokers, Dracula’ and the earlier version ‘Nosferatu’ as reference pieces to the gothic form....   [tags: English Literature] 1490 words
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A Comparison of Film and Novel Versions of Frankenstein - A Comparison of Film and Novel Versions of Frankenstein The nature of horror stories gives the reader/audience a feeling of intense fear, shock or disgust. It creates an atmosphere of tension for the reader/audience. Horror stories are designed to entertain people by causing enjoyable feelings of horror. The purposes of the films/novel: In James Whale version and Mary Shelley's novel the purpose was to scare the reader/audience. In Mel Brooks Frankenstein the purpose of the film was to entertain to create humour, to make the audience laugh....   [tags: Papers] 1395 words
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Elements of the Novel, To Kill a Mocking Bird - Elements of the Novel (To Kill a Mocking Bird) Element Questions Evidence Character 1. Name the various persons we encounter in TKAM. Scout, Jem, Atticus, Arthur Boo Radley, Calpurnia, Miss Maudie Atkinson, Mrs Dubose, Cunninghams, Ewells, Tom Robinson 2. How do we evaluate these characters. a. by their speech b. by their actions. We evaluate the characters by both their speech and their actions. What they say suggests how each one of them are thinking and the tone in which they say, illustrates their attitudes....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 2111 words
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The Novel and Film of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Novel and Film of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, originally a book written by Washington Irving, is exactly what the title implies, a legend. This legend includes a town that is haunted by a headless horseman and a single man's journey. Many years later, this legend was produced as a movie directed by Tim Burton. Burton stole the title of this legend and added thrill to this now classic storyline. The book and the movie ultimately have to be somewhat similar, because they share a common title, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow....   [tags: Papers Compare Contrast Irving Burton Essays] 747 words
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The Character Crook from Steinbeck's Novel - The extract I have chosen is from the beginning of chapter four and stretches from page 71 to page 73. This extract gives a detailed description of Crooks, his room and his possessions. The extract I have chosen is from the beginning of chapter four and stretches from page 71 to page 73. This extract gives a detailed description of Crooks, his room and his possessions. The entrance of Lennie into Crooks´ room and the development of their relationship throughout the scene is shown. At the beginning of the extract Lennie is not welcomed into Crooks´ room, but at the end they begin to befriend each other....   [tags: English Literature] 1219 words
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First Person Narration in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - ... A red paper clip. A key for the front door. Yet if this was written in the third person the narrator would not exclaim what contents is in the pocket of a character, although they would say “ 7 things were confiscated out of Christopher’s pockets as he made his way into prison. Many social interactions where shown within the book, yet the most interesting interaction was Christopher and his Father; they both had a great relationship. One of which was when Father bailed Christopher out of jail....   [tags: Autism Spectrum, Personality, ] 648 words
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Lee Smith's novel On Agate Hill - Lee Smiths novel On Agate Hill Mariah Snow wrote, “We lose our names as we lose our youth, our beauty and our lives” (163). This quote from Lee Smiths novel On Agate Hill says a lot about Mariah and her own life. She had always been treated like a ‘second citizen’, as most women were in that time period, being that men held the power of most relationships, as well as in society in general, Mariah felt as though she had been pushed around a lot but could not even speak up. When women get married, they give up their last name, almost symbolizing that their individuality is completely gone....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1102 words
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Githa Hariharan’s The Thousand Faces of Night - Post Midnight’s Children Indian novel in English has attained a respectable position throughout the world. Post God of Small Things the number of women novelists from India have increased. However, the literary scene occupied by their male counterparts is quite different. Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, Upmanyu Chatterjee to name a prominent few focus on the issues that lie ‘externally’. The women novelists have restricted themselves mostly to the ‘interior’ of the body or house they live in and their relationships with the people living around....   [tags: the god of small, indian novels]
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Transference and Counter Transference in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night - Already with thee. tender is the night, * * * * * * * * * But here there is no light, Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways. -John Keats, "Ode to a Nightingale" A silent but unsettling darkness pervades the novel, Tender is the Night, the story of Dick Diver, a promising young psychologist who falls from fame as he lives with his wife Nicole Warren, a wealthy and beautiful schizophrenic patient....   [tags: American Literature] 1909 words
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Comparing Dreams in Catcher in the Rye, Night, and Their Eyes Were Watching God - Dreams in Catcher in the Rye, Night, and Their Eyes Were Watching God     Throughout the novels Catcher in the Rye, Night, and Their Eyes Were Watching God, the main characters seem to have a dream. In their stories, Holden, Elie, and Janie tell the reader whether or not their dream was successful.   In Catcher in the Rye, Holden's dream is to be the catcher in the rye, meaning he wants to stop children or anything that may still be innocent from falling over the edge. This basically means he wants to preserve the innocence....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Midsummer Night's Dream - A Midsummer Night's Dream Some optimists have compared love to a blissful dream, but Shakespeare's clever intrigue shows what a confusing nightmare love can be. As the audience ponders the revelry they have just seen as the play comes to an ending, Puck steps forth to conclude the confusion: If we shadows have offended Think but this, and all is mended That you have but slumb'red here While these visions did appear And this weak and idle theme No more yielding than a dream. The audience is left in as much ambiguity as felt throughout the performance, appropriately ending the play in a puzzling state of confusion....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 1849 words
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