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Setting in Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle - Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle Nature has a powerful way of portraying good vs. bad, which parallels to the same concept intertwined with human nature. In the story “Greasy Lake” by T. Coraghessan Boyle, the author portrays this through the use of a lake by demonstrating its significance and relationship to the characters. At one time, the Greasy Lake was something of beauty and cleanliness, but then came to be the exact opposite. Through his writing, Boyle demonstrates how the setting can be a direct reflection of the characters and the experiences they encounter....   [tags: Greasy Lake T. Coraghessan Boyle Essays]
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Water in T. Coraghessan Boyle's Greasy Lake - Water in T. Coraghessan Boyle's Greasy Lake Water is a powerful medium for introspection. This truth is evident in the short story, 'Greasy Lake,' by T. Coraghessan Boyle. In this story, water serves as a catalyst for self-reflection, as it propels the protagonist into a certain degree of conflict, and ultimately works to reveal and confront the character?s inner struggle. In 'Greasy Lake,' the dualism of the characters' nature is ever-present. They are self-proclaimed bad guys who 'cultivated decadence like a taste' (79)....   [tags: T. Coraghessan Boyle Greasy Lake Essays]
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T. Coraghessan Boyle's The Love of My Life Passage Analysis - That thing in the Dumpster--and he refused to call it human, let alone a baby--was nobody's business but his and China's. That's what he'd told his attorney, Mrs. Teagues, and his mother and her boyfriend,and he'd told them over and over again: I didn't do anything wrong. Even if it was alive, and it was, he knew in his heart that it was, even before the state prosecutor represented evidence of blunt-force trauma and death by asphyxiation and exposure, it didn't matter, or shouldn't have mattered....   [tags: American Literature Boyle]
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Coming-of-Age Stories with Morals: T. Coraghessan Boyle's Greasy Lake and John Updike's A & P - T. Coraghessan Boyle's "Greasy Lake" and John Updike's "A & P" have many similarities as well as differences. Both are coming-of-age stories that teach some sort of lesson to the protagonist at the end. “A&P” is about a nineteen-year-old boy who stands up against his manager to impress a couple of girls who are dressed “immodestly”. “Greasy Lake” is about many nineteen years olds playing a prank on a couple of bad characters who turn out to show the teens what they can really do in return. Luckily, the narrator and Sammy both realize their deficiency after the situations with the other characters....   [tags: T. C. Boyle, Greasy Lake, John Updike, A & P, ] 663 words
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Comparing Relationships in Susan Minot's Lust and Coraghessan Boyle's Carnal Knowledge - Comparing Relationships in Susan Minot's Lust and Coraghessan Boyle's Carnal Knowledge            "After the briskness of loving, loving stops"-Susan Minot    This quote from Minot summarizes the love affairs in her short story "Lust" and T. Coraghessan Boyle's short story "Carnal Knowledge." The protagonists in these stories go to great lengths to please their significant others hoping to find loving, fulfilling relationships. They make sacrifices and relinquish certain degrees of power to find happiness, only to discover that this happiness is temporary....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing Kate Chopin’s The Storm and T. Coraghessan Boyle’s Greasy Lake - Comparing Kate Chopin’s The Storm and T. Coraghessan Boyle’s Greasy Lake Kate Chopin and T. Coraghessan Boyle made excellent use of the elements point of view, character, and setting in their short stories “The Storm” and “Greasy Lake”. Kate Chopin’s characters and events follow the setting—the storm. This greatly enhances her work. Boyle’s characters mirror his setting as well—a greasy lake. It is amazing how much greater depth and deeper the insight is for a story when the potentials of elements of writing are fulfilled and utilized....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Analysis of Greasy Lake by Tom Coraghessan - Analysis of Greasy Lake by Tom Coraghessan “Greasy Lake" by Tom Coraghessan Boyle, is the story of a group of adolescents, searching for the one situation that will proclaim them as bad boys and how their minds change. As the story begins, the narrator gives the impression that he feels he and the others boys should have taken notice of some obvious clues about themselves. These clues would have led them to the conclusion that they were far from the bad guys they wished to be. However, the oblivious teenagers ignore these obvious signs and continue in search of their goal....   [tags: Greasy Lake Tom Coraghessan Symbolism Essays]
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Carnal Knowledge by Boyle - Carnal Knowledge by Boyle In the story “Carnal Knowledge”, by T. Coraghessan Boyle, Jim is the main character who loves to eat meat. He would love nothing more than to enjoy a dinner of “Beef, mutton, pork, venison, dripping burgers, and greasy ribs”. (1107) However, Jim’s cravings for “Kentucky Fried or Chicken McNuggets” were no match for Alena Jorgensen. (1108) Alena is an obsessive animal rights activist whom Jim met while laying on the beach feeling sorry for himself. When a person has feelings of depression and loneliness it can be very easy for another person to come into their life and change their whole persona....   [tags: Carnal Knowledge Boyle Essays Papers] 644 words
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Two Allegories: "Greasy Lake" by T. C. Boyle and “Young Goodman Brown,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne - How “bad” can one be when put in a seriously “bad” situation. “Greasy Lake,” written by T. Coraghessan Boyle, depicts some rebellious characters getting into situations that are too rebellious for them to handle. These various situations, as well as the characters themselves, tell the reader something more than what is actually happening in the story. This makes “Greasy Lake” an allegory, because it can be read at a literal level, but interpreted on a second, more meaningful level. The story of “Young Goodman Brown,” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, can be considered an older parallel to “Greasy Lake.” The main character, an adventurous young man, sets out to do an evil deed and finds himself witnessing something more evil than he can imagine....   [tags: Greasy Lake, T. C. Boyle, Allegories, Young Goodma] 1926 words
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Summary of Boyle's Friendly Skies - T. Coraghessan Boyle’s “Friendly Skies” is the story of Ellen, a woman who is trying to get to get to New York to be with her mom, but has trouble doing so due to several delays. First, the plane has mechanical problems, this is followed by a pilot claim that they have lost their slots for takeoff. When the plane finally leaves LAX, the engine catches on fire, so emergency landing is required. When back at the airport she is only able to get a non-direct flight that stops in Chicago. While on this flight, Ellen reminisces about heartbreaking details of her past, so she takes prescription medicine with alcohol to try and diminish her pain....   [tags: essays research papers] 827 words
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Analysis of Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle - Analysis of Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle T.C. Boyle establishes the general setting of “Tortilla Curtain” by giving detailed information on the place and providing hints about the time. The place of action is established in the first chapter when Delaney Mossbacher hits a Mexican with his car. This accident occurs on a road near the Topanga Creek (cf. p. 12) in a suburban area around Los Angeles, California[1]. Throughout the novel Boyle uses original sites around Los Angeles in the plot, which makes the novel realistic....   [tags: Tortilla Curtain T.C. Boyle Literature Essays]
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Analysis of The Astronomers Wife by Kay Boyle - Analysis of The Astronomer's Wife by Kay Boyle In the "Astronomer's Wife" by Kay Boyle, something as simple as a conversation with a plumber about a stopped elbow is enough to trigger an awakening in Mrs. Katherine Ames. When Mrs. Ames realized that the plumber was talking about something she understood (the stopped elbow), she realized that her marital problems were not the result of a division betwwen the sexes; instead, she realized that some men, like the plumber, are as practical as she is, and that some other men, like her husband, scorn people like her because they are intellectually inclined....   [tags: Astronomers Wife Kay Boyle Essays Papers] 778 words
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Ironic Circumstances in Greasy Lake by T.C. Boyle - Ironic Circumstances in Greasy Lake by T.C. Boyle Sudden and Ironic events that happen to the narrator in T.C. Boyle’s short story “Greasy Lake” are the same type of events that in an instant will change a person forever. The ironic circumstances that the narrator in “Greasy Lake” finds himself in are the same circumstances that young people find themselves in when fighting war. The viewpoint of the world that the narrator has, completely alters as certain events take place throughout the story....   [tags: Greasy Lake T.C. Boyle War Essays] 1157 words
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Robert Boyle - Robert Boyle (1627-1691) Robert Boyle was born at Lismore Castle, Munster on 25 January 1627, the fourteenth child and seventh son of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork. Robert Boyle was educated mainly by tutors and himself. He had no formal university education but read widely and made contact with many of the most important natural philosophers of his day, both at home and abroad. He had independent means which enabled him to have his own laboratory and to support religious charities. He was active in the ‘Invisible College’, an informal body devoted to the ‘new philosophy’ which in 1663 became the Royal Society, of which he was a Council member....   [tags: essays research papers] 1463 words
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Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" - Slumdog Millionaire by Danny Boyle There seems to be en everlasting conflict between science, and between faith. Man has always chosen between the two, giving the world great leaders of science, and great leaders of faith. In Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, the viewer is thrusted into an ultimate tale of destiny versus coincidence. A young man who has made it onto the popular game show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” is shown being questioned by the authorities, who refuse to believe that this young man, who has been brought up from the slums and forced into a world of poverty and violence, can simply know all the answers....   [tags: Film Review] 1711 words
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Robert Boyle (1627-1691) - Robert Boyle (1627-1691)     Robert Boyle is the most influential Anglo-Irish scientist in history.  He played a key role in the history of science by establishing the experimental method, on which all modern science is based (Mollan).  Also, with his assistant Robert Hooke, he began pioneering experiments on the properties of gases, including those expressed in Boyle's law.  He demonstrated the physical characteristics of air, showing that is is necessary in combustion, respiration, and sound transmission.  He also wrote The Sceptical Chymist in 1661, in which he attacked Aristotle's theory of four elements.  This was an essential part of the modern theory of chemical elements....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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History Recycled in the Works of T.C. Boyle - History Recycled in the Works of T.C. Boyle       "Past and present, sharply separated by the chapter structures, are fused in motifs and unstressed parallels" (DeMott 52).  History's repeating itself is a dominant theme throughout T.C Boyle's novels. If people do not learn from past mistakes, they are likely to fail again. By revisiting history, Boyle teaches the importance of awareness and caution of an ever-changing society. In The Tortilla Curtain a specific migrant problem in the 1930s is modified to fit modern immigration....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Analysis of the Theme in TC Boyle's Greasy Lake - The nature of life reveals, through its dark accidents, the limitations on being bad in order to be viewed as hip or cool and that there always will be someone who is worse than you. This is the lesson that the narrator learns in T.C. Boyle's "Greasy Lake" through a series of accidents as a result of his recklessness. The narrator, in the beginning of the story, believed himself and his friends to be dangerous characters and that "it was good to be bad, when you cultivated decadence like a taste." However, painful lessons were learned that reveals to the narrator that there will be a price to pay in trying to appear bad....   [tags: American Literature] 911 words
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The Styles of Pet Fly and Greasy Lake - The Styles of Pet Fly and Greasy Lake There are many writers that write poems and books with the same styles. This essay will compare the styles of Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle and the fictional Pet Fly by Walter Mosley. The writing styles of Greasy Lake and Pet Fly are similar in some ways. Greasy Lake and Pet Fly both have a humor and comedic side in their writing. Greasy Lake started the short story with a bit of humor by having the character make him self seem like a bad and dangerous kid, when he was really not....   [tags: Papers] 436 words
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Absence of True Love in Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper and Boyle's Astronomer's Wife - Absence of True Love in Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper and Boyle's Astronomer's Wife Most people in today's society have been in love or will be in love sometime in their life. I am not talking about little crushes that we call love; I am talking about that love that makes us tingle when we think about it, true love. Most people are looking for their true love, but what they are basing this love on is their idea of the ideal love. Ideal love is what we think love should be or what it should feel like....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]
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Big Game - 	T. Coraghessan Boyle’s "Greasy Lake" and "Big Game" are similarly structured but completely different short stories that explain the transitions of people from fake slaves of their image to genuine and realized individuals. If not portrayed in the stories, the development in the characters certainly escapes into the reader’s imagination and almost magically makes them the learned. The plot of the two stories is one of the strongest lines connecting them together by way of foundation, but at the same time it establishes completely different story lines that follow the same beat....   [tags: essays research papers] 558 words
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"wrong Place, Wrong Time" - Wrong Place, Wrong Time Victims of circumstance, or just unruly adolescents. Or maybe a little bit of both. The young men in T. Coraghessan Boyle's short story "Greasy Lake" were out looking for a good time, but in the end received much more than they bargained for--a near murder, attempted rape, and stumbling across a decaying corpse; just to name a few of their encounters. When taking into consideration all the components which made up the situations, it is easy to understand the peril the boys come across that night....   [tags: American Literature] 648 words
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The Futility of Conflict in three Pieces of Literature - In this paper, we take a look at the following pieces in an effort to see the conflict in short stories and poems: Astronomer’s wife by Kay Boyle, Araby by James Joyce and lastly The Battle by Louis Simpson. The short story Astronomer’s Wife by Kay Boyle, portrays a wife to a man who stays up late watching the stars and dreaming about being “up there”. It would seem that the astronomer spent longer in bed then his wife, and that his wife took care of him while he kept his head in the sky. The astronomer and his wife had started to grow apart due to his eccentric attitude; his wife felt that she was almost alone, with just her duties to take care of but no one to actually have conversation that meant anything....   [tags: conflict, James Joyce, Kay Boyle, Louis Simpson,]
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Comparing Free Will in The Birthmark and Carnal Knowledge - Relinquishment of Free Will in The Birthmark and Carnal Knowledge              In literature it is common to find main characters that display unusual strength or might. Rarely are major literary characters (with the exception of villains) weak figures. Authors typically create strong roles for their protagonists. This is not the case, however, in the short stories "Carnal Knowledge" by T. Coraghessan Boyle and "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The narrator of "Carnal Knowledge," Jim, and one main character in "The Birthmark," Georgiana, have few outward similarities....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Chemistry - Robert Boyle is considered both the founder of modern chemistry and the greatest English scientist to live during the first thirty years of the existence of the Royal Society. He was not only a chemist and a physicist as we know him to be, but also an avid theologian, a philanthropist, an essayist, and a beginner in medicine. Born in Lismore, Ireland to Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork, and Katherine Fenton, his second wife, Boyle was the youngest son in a family of fourteen. However he was not shortchanged of anything....   [tags: essays research papers] 924 words
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Columbia Sportswear Company - ... News: Behind the Gert Boyle Kidnap Attempt. [Online] November 27, 2010. [Cited: April 10, 2010.] http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/11/27/how-gert-boyle-head-of-columbia-sportswear-foiled-a-kidnap-attempt.html. 2. Bella, Rick. OregonLive.com. News: Gert boyle, the "One Tough Mother" of COlumbia Sportswear, outwits aremed rober. [Online] November 17, 2010. [Cited: April 10, 2012.] http://www.oregonlive.com/west-linn/index.ssf/2010/11/gert_boyle_the_one_tough_mother_of_columbia_sportswear_outwits_armed_robber.html....   [tags: Corporate Profile]
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The Scientific Revolution - ... Through the developments made by Kepler astronomers were able to predict the movement of the planets in their rotation around the Sun. However, Newton sought to answer a much more fundamental question. Newton wanted to discover the cause behind the planet’s motion. For Newton the answer lied in Kepler’s Third Law of planetary motion. As a necessary consequence of the law, Newton noticed the planets moved faster closer to the Sun and slowed down the further away from it. This lead Newton to believe that the cause of the orbits must be the Sun itself....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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The Auteur Theory - The Auteur Theory It compares the film director to the author of a book, it attributes artistic control to the director and proposes that the film is the artistic project of the director primarily. His or her vision, creativity, and design determine the end result, the finished film. Basically, it means that if the director is an auteur, the film will be completely their ideas and visions and they have complete control of it....   [tags: Papers] 774 words
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Depression - ... (Bagley et al., 2000). By day 14 of their nursing home stay, thirty-eight percents of the admitted residents sampled in a study conducted by Boyle et al. (2004) were positive for depressive symptoms. Depression then is still a highly significant problem among those admitted to a nursing home. (Boyle, 2004). In contrast, the authors’ stated that depression recognition in the nursing homes has improved. Michigan's Quality Improvement Organization (MPRO) conducted a study of 14 nursing facilities to improve the accuracy of assessments, targeting, and monitoring of care....   [tags: Health, Nursing, Long Term Care] 626 words
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The Varied Impact of the Great Depression on American People - The Varied Impact of the Great Depression on American People The experiences of Americans during the Great Depression varied greatly. For most, the Great Depression was a time of hardships and trials. The way that people were tried were different though, some languished in a collapsed economy, while others had to struggle to make a living in the remote regions of the country. The years berween 1929 and 1933 were trying years for people throughout the world. Inflation was often so high money became nearly worthless....   [tags: American America History]
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Gas Laws - Gas Laws Since the days of Aristotle, all substances have been classified into one of three physical states. A substance having a fixed volume and shape is a solid. A substance, which has a fixed volume but not a fixed shape, is a liquid; liquids assume the shape of their container but do not necessarily fill it. A substance having neither a fixed shape nor a fixed volume is a gas; gases assume both the shape and the volume of their container. The structures of gases, and their behavior, are simpler than the structures and behavior of the two condensed phases, the solids and the liquids Pressure and the Law of Boyle Quantitative measurements on gases were first made in a rational manner by the English chemist Robert Boyle (1627 - 1691)....   [tags: Chemistry Gas Gasses Essays Science] 2455 words
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From Space to Earth - ... On the other hand, his wife was an undertow a water current that moves backward pulling the wave with it. Symbolically the husband thought of himself as a free movement who is slowed down and even held back by his wife. Mr. Ames described himself as an independent factor while his wife is dependent upon him. Mr. Ames viewed his wife as a stepping stone and sometimes a burden to him as the undertow pulls the wave back into the ocean. These examples suggest how men viewed women in Boyle’s era....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Health Care Disparities: Nurses Need to Care - ... The teen birth rate is also higher than the general population (Keuhnert, 2000). The rural nature of communities, younger age of community members, population distribution, lower income, lower rates of education and teen birth rate are all predisposing factors that can create vulnerability in specific populations for health disparities. In order to provide for the health needs of Native Americans and to combat health disparities, Tribal Health Centers have been established. These healthcare centers provide prevention and primary care on site, and are located locally within Native American communities (Keuhnert, 2000)....   [tags: Healthcare]
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“Greasy Lake” - “Greasy Lake” by T. C. Bolyle narrated from the perspective of an unnamed narrator, told as a reflective account of his youth. In the story, he recounts details of his experiences on a summer evening with two friends. The reader experiences the misadventures of the protagonist that night along as told from the viewpoint of the now mature narrators retrospective. Exposed in the story are two character traits of the protagonist. Those traits are immaturity and rebellion, along with the trait of introspection on the part of the narrator....   [tags: Literature Review] 665 words
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Comparing Power and Control in A Raisin In The Sun and Juno and the Paycock - Power and Control in A Raisin In The Sun and Juno and the Paycock In the two plays, A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey, the reader is presented with a definite struggle for power among its main characters and society's ideals. These plays also serve as functions of drama, where the reader or viewer can also perceive much more in the way they are portrayed by the actors and the director as well, as the overall thematic plot and significance. In A Raisin In The Sun, the reader is faced with the struggle between Walter and his wife, Ruth, and his mother, Mama, for power and head of the household....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 981 words
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Juno and the Paycock - Juno and the Paycock “O’Casey’s women in Juno and the Paycock are strong and admirable characters”. Juno and Mary Boyle’s lives aren’t very pleasant in this 1920’s play which is separated into three acts which contain a mixture of both tragic and humorous elements. Juno, the wife of Captain Boyle, is the mother of two children who are in constant need of attention from her. Furthermore, as the play continues this need of attention grows with the facts of financial difficulties, the pregnancy of Mary (daughter) and also her son’s, Johnny, death in the end....   [tags: English Literature] 1292 words
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Historical development of the atom - The notion of the atom all stared about 450 BC when a Greek scholar starting think when can something break on more, when are the pieces at their smallest, this mans name was Leucippus. Leucippus also had pupil who also thought the same way as Leucippus, his name was Democritus. They developed there ideas and when Democritus died his theory summed up briefly was that everything in the world was made of tiny pieced that could not be broken up any more. That how the word atom was derived from the Greek work “atomos” meaning “unbreakable”....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Heat Death Of The Universe - Little Worlds In today's busy world, many people get so caught up in their own ambience that they overlook all the other things out there. Some people seem treat their surroundings as if it were their own 'little world';, creating tunnel vision to the array of the actual real world and all the things that occur in it. Pamela Zoline addresses this and many other issues in the short story, 'The Heat Death of the Universe';. This piece reports the abstract, somewhat crazy thoughts, of the world from an ordinary housewife to the reader....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Portrait of Modern Life in Carnal Knowledge - A Portrait of Modern Life in Carnal Knowledge T. C. Boyle's "Carnal Knowledge" is a very funny, and at the same time truthful portrayal of some of the things which are going on in the world today. His description of the narrator and the way he thinks, as well as his portrayal of Alena Jorgensen, leaves the reader wondering if they have ever believed so strongly in something or acted the same way to help reach their goal. What makes this story so unique and is that takes place in our world, in a world were some people are "fond of Kentucky Fried Chicken or Chicken McNuggets" (245) and others "don't eat meat or fish or milk or cheese or eggs, and they didn't wear wool or leather or fur" (248)....   [tags: Carnal Knowledge Essays] 993 words
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Epiphany in Astronomer’s Wife, When I consider how my light is spent and Everything That Rises Must - Epiphany in Astronomer’s Wife, When I consider how my light is spent and Everything That Rises Must Converge The short story, “Astronomer’s Wife,” by Kay Boyle is one of perseverance and change. Mrs. Ames, because of neglect from her husband, becomes an emotionless and almost childlike woman. As a result, Mrs. Ames, much like John Milton in his poem, “When I consider how my light is spent” (974), is in darkness, unaware of the reality and truth of the outside world. However, the plumber who is trying to repair leaking pipes in her house, starts by repairing the leaking pipes in her heart....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Media and Violence - ... The researchers also tend to assume that people are passive. Putting people into an experiment room is not a normal situation for them which means it is likely that they are aware that they are being tested. The individuals would have some indication of the results that the researcher wants therefore they are more likely to act in a way to please the researcher. This shows that the data will always have a less chance of being valid therefore there will never be a definite answer (Gaunlett, 2001)....   [tags: Social Issues, Aggression] 2655 words
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Exploring Juno as a Victim in Sean O’Casey’s, Juno and the Paycock - To what extent is Juno a Victim in Sean O’Casey’s, ‘Juno and the Paycock?’ We see Juno as a victim in ‘Juno and the Paycock’ as she has to contend with extreme poverty and she has the daily struggle of trying to make ends meet. This is shown as the family of four live in a rundown rented tenement house. Jack, her husband, and Joxer are always lying about the house doing nothing but drinking and eating everything. Juno is a victim here as we get the impression that Jack tries his best to avoid his wife and makes her take care of everything in the house....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essay] 913 words
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Islam vs. Hinduism - ... Hinduism can be described as a wheel of life because of the continuous cycle. The traveling from body to body is determined by the individual’s karma or sum of all respectable and immoral behaviors. Hindus strive to reach moksha because that is the release from countless lives or rebirths (Boyle). The ultimate goal for Hindus is to reach a state of rest for the soul because the numerous reincarnations are a tiring process. When one has lived the best of lives, karma allows the soul to escape the continuous cycle of transmigrations with the Brahman force (Boyle)....   [tags: Religion ]
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Comparing Stories: The Astronomers Wife & The Chrysanthemums - Recently, I saw a movie about female tennis champion – Billie Jean King, and although I have never been into the feminism (neither can I say that I quite understand it), her character woke up some other kind of sensitivity in me. After this – to me significant change – I could not help myself not to notice different approaches of John Steinbeck and Kay Boyle to the similar thematic. They both deal with marital relationships and it was quite interesting to view lives of ordinary married couples through both “male” and “female eyes”....   [tags: essays research papers] 866 words
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Analysis of God's Grandeur - Analysis of God's Grandeur As a Jesuit priest who had converted to Catholicism in the summer of 1866, Gerard Manley Hopkins’s mind was no doubt saturated with the Bible (Bergonzi 34). Although in "God’s Grandeur" Hopkins does not use any specific quotations from the Bible, he does employ images that evoke a variety of biblical verses and scenes, all of which lend meaning to his poem. Hopkins "creates a powerful form of typological allusion by abstracting the essence--the defining conceit, idea, or structure--from individual scriptural types" (Landow, "Typological" 1)....   [tags: God's Grandeur Religion Gerard Hopkins Essays] 3656 words
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How Brian Clark avoids Senintimentality in Whose life is it Anyway - ‘Whose life is it anyway?’ follows the story of ‘Ken Harrison’, a man who tries to exercise a choice over his own life or death after being completely paralysed from the head down. Harrison received these horrific injuries after being involved in a car accident 4 months before the story starts. He is now in constant care within the hospitals walls being treated and cared for by the medical profession. The play centres on Harrison’s determination to exercise a choice over his own life or death with the medical bureaucracy fiercely opposing....   [tags: essays research papers] 1635 words
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