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The Fixer by Bernard Malamud

- An Intriguing Journey of Delusion to Reality in Malamud’s The Fixer Twenty-first century is meant for revolutions. Revolution in wider spectrum, in every field of Science, Economics, Technology, Management, Engineering, Archeology and more specifically and poignantly in Literature. Twenty-first century is an age of revolution and counter revolution. It revolves with a notion that ideas govern the world. Man’s intelligence plays a vital role in every field but at the same time it drags the whole universe into a terrific situation....   [tags: revolution, human feelings, suffering]

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Effect of the Schlemiel in The Fixer

- Effect of the Schlemiel in The Fixer Throughout literature, many Jewish authors have attempted to capture the innocence and heroism of the Jew through the "schlemiel." In, The Fixer, Bernard Malamud has created a character who has completely embraced the idea of the schlemiel. The schlemiel, as defined by Ruth Wisse in The Schlemiel as A Modern Hero, is a character who stands for a whole race of people (Wisse x). Yakov Bok the protagonist of The Fixer represents all aspects of the Jew: the pain and the foolishness experienced by the Jew felt rolled into one....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Fixer]

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The Fantasy World of The Fixer

- The Fantasy World of The Fixer In Bernard Malamud's The Fixer, almost all of Yakov Bok's time is spent in prison. The Fixer is an examination of freedom and its compliment, commitment (Helterman 67 ). Though Bok has no physical freedom, the longer that he is imprisoned, the more true freedom he obtains. Bok is able to attain this freedom through his dreams and hallucinations. These sequences are important because they prevent the story from becoming static, but more important, they illustrate that true freedom lies within one's self....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Fixer]

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The Fixer: Irony

- The Fixer: Irony Irony is an overpowering force in Bernard Malamud's The Fixer. The sequence of events which Yakov Bok goes through makes the entire novel ironic. The chief irony of the novel lies in the fact that what Bok is attempting to escape, he cannot escape. To understand the irony in the novel, it is necessary to examine two major events in the circular life of Yakov Bok. Bok is attempting the escape his life in the shetl. He is wrongly persecuted for a ritual murder and attempts to escape his physical and mental torture....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Fixer]

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The Fixer

- During the early 1900’s, the world underwent an antisemitic coup that was treated differently throughout all countries. Life for Jews in Eastern Europe, during the early 1900’s, was characterized by oppression, segregation, limited occupations, and extreme racism. They were not allowed to marry out side their race and people were willing to show their hatred (anti-Semitism) via decals or pins such as the two-headed eagle of the Black Hundreds on Mr. Maximovitch. In his novel The Fixer, Malamud tells the story of Yakov Bok, a Jew born in Russia during the very early 1900’s....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bernard Malamud]

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The Fixer

- The Fixer In the novel, The Fixer, the author, Bernard Malamud, presents to us a poor Jewish handyman living in Russia during the early 1900’s, before the Russian revolution had begun. Destroyed by his wife’s disavowal, Yakov Shepsovitch Bok leaves his shtetl in search of opportunities for a better life. After a few months of desperate searching, Yakov sneaks out of the ghetto to look for work among the goyim. As he searches the streets, he stumbles upon a man who lay drunk on the floor. Yakov immediately recognizes a pin on the man’s coat as belonging to the anti-Semite organization called the Black Hundreds....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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The, The Natural, By Bernard Malamud

- The mysterious woman Why does Harriet Bird shoot Roy Hobbs. This is the core question in the book, The Natural, by Bernard Malamud. Harriet Bird, the woman who shoots Roy Hobbs, covers less than one tenth of the book. However, she is definitely a major character since she affects Roy’s entire life. Malamud depicts Harriet as a special and mystical woman. Such portrayal creates tension throughout the novel. The suspense is formed as the author describe the costume and behaviors of Harriet Bird....   [tags: Baseball, Bernard Malamud, The Natural]

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The Natural, By Bernard Malamud

- In life, there are times when every human being will face challenging obstacles. In the beginning of the novel The Natural, by Bernard Malamud, demonstrates a theme that heroes are not always what we expect them to be as people, and more often than not their flaws bring their personal tragedy. Roy’s life changing experience happen when he was in Harriet’s hotel room and was shot in the stomach by her. At that moment, of course Roy has struggled with keeping up with his baseball career but, toward the end not only that heroes have their priorities straight in life: they become a better human being once they have overcome the traumatic experience. It took Roy years to overcome his difficult ex...   [tags: Baseball, Bernard Malamud, Double play]

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Symbolism in Bernard Malamud's The Natural

- Symbolism in Bernard Malamud's The Natural    The role of symbolism in Bernard Malamud's The Natural is important in helping the reader understand the theme and meaning of the novel as well as the time period in which it took place.  Malamud¡¦s use of symbolism defines the character of Roy Hobbs and shows how the events occurring around him affected his decisions and, eventually, his career.    Symbolism in The Natural takes the form of characters, such as women who strongly influenced Roy; historical events, such as the infamous 1919 World Series scandal; and even Greek and Roman mythology.  All forms of symbolism used by Malamud are woven into the life and career of Roy Hobbs....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Natural Essays]

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The Natural by Bernard Malamud

- Every individual has two lives, the life we live, and the life we live after that. Nobody is perfect, but if one works hard enough, he or she can stay away from failure. The Natural is a novel written by Bernard Malamud. It is Malamud’s first novel that initially received mixed reactions but afterwards, it was regarded as an outstanding piece of literature. It is a story about Roy Hobbs who after making mistakes in his life, he returns the bribery money and is left with self-hatred for mistakes he has done....   [tags: Malamud, Hobbs, baseball]

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Commentary of The Natural, by Bernard Malamud

- It’s going, going, gone. It’s a homerun. Strike one, strike two, strike three he’s out. These are the main things that go on in the incredible novel, The Natural. We start off with hearing about a nineteen year old, Roy Hobbs, baseball superstar getting shot in a shooting accident which damaged his career. Then we skip to the failing New York Knights who just moved up a thirty- four year old ballplayer, Roy Hobbs, signed for only $3,000, Roy eventually becomes a mega superstar after the death of the old team superstar, Bump Bailey....   [tags: Morals, Consequences, Selfishness]

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The Natural by Bernard Malamud

- In the story, The Natural, certain characters and events are portrayed in a distinctive way that makes this story unique to other books and shows the typical writing style of the narrator. The author uses a repetitive writing technique that is impossible to overlook. The writer of this book is able to catch the reader’s eye with his concept of the importance of beautiful description. The Natural, by Bernard Malamud, uses great imagery that makes the story appealing. In the beginning of The Natural, Roy Hobbs is a young man who has his whole life ahead of him....   [tags: Impact of Imagery, Analysis]

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The Magic Barrel, By Bernard Malamud

- It’s probably hard for you to imagine living in a world where it doesn’t matter who you hate and who you desire. A world where a relationship isn’t made up of two people in love, but of two individuals who are “chosen” for one another. Modern-day America teaches us that arranged marriages are just something we see in the movies so it’s easy for us to forget that it actually does take place worldwide. I didn’t put much thought into this idea until I read “The Magic Barrel,” By Bernard Malamud. This story sparked more questions in me than any other text this semester....   [tags: Marriage, Arranged marriage, Matchmaking]

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The Magic Barrel Anylisis by Bernard Malamud

- At the beginning of Bernard Malamud, “The Magic Barrel,” starting off with a children’s book style as if it was going to be a fairy tale. This is not the case whatsoever, however, each character plays the role of one. Love and finding who himself is the theme of the story, a young man Leo searches for a love that doesn’t exist. Not searching at all for what he desired, but changing his whole understanding on who he is after every experience, a love that he needed was never searched for, but finding it caused him to find himself....   [tags: fairy tale, world war II, hocaust]

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Equal Rights for Women in The Natural by Bernard Malamud

- Literatures had always been the reflections of the world’s issues. These literatures showed the problems within society in the period of time. In the book, “The Natural”, by Bernard Malamud had developed how women were seen as an object to men that they did not have the equal rights and social status as men. Also, women in the novel were classified as the trophies to men, whom they were either gold diggers digging for massive fortunes for the future, or accomplishments for men to chase after them....   [tags: stereotype, criticized, abilities ]

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Roy Hobbs: The Tragic Hero in “The Natural” by Bernard Malamud

- Discuss the figure of Roy Hobbs as a tragic hero. To what extent do his own flaws lead him to his fate. Does he display a kind of hubris like the characters in a Greek tragedy. Does he learn from his mistakes. The book “The Natural” talks mostly about the heroic acts of Roy Hobbs, his strength of not giving up his wish. The book is basically about the characters flaws that lead him to his fate. Hobbs wish was to become one of the most popular baseball players ever existed in history. He wanted to break any record that was ever existed in any record books, he wanted to be remembered in history forever....   [tags: flaw, baseball, mistakes]

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Analysis of Bernard Malamud's "The Magic Barrel"

- In the traditional Jewish community, the arranged marriage is the approved model for marital relations. Arranged marriages still continue to exist today in modern orthodox Jewish communities. The shadchanim, or marriage brokers, were respected members of society. Often, the shadchanim were the Rabbis, who viewed the arranging of marriages as one of their duties to the community. Through time, however, the arranging of marriages lost its distinction and became the livelihood for the lower classes in the Jewish community....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Natural and Perceval, The Story of the Holy Grail

- The novel The Natural is written by Bernard Malamud. Bernard was a famous author mainly known for writing short stories and novels. He was considered one of the great American Jewish authors of the 20th century. Bernard was born in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants and he had a brother named Eugene. Unfortunately, Malamud entered his adolescence when the Great Depression began. The Natural is one of his more famous books, which was written in 1952. This novel is about a baseball prodigy named Roy Hobbs....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bernard Malamud]

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Bernard Madoff And The Madoff

- Bernard Lawrence Madoff, better known as Bernie Madoff, was born on April 29, 1938 in Queens, New York. He was a hedge-fund investment manager and the chairman of the NASDAQ stock market. Madoff who was raised in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood went on to continue his studies at the University of Alabama, later transferring to Hofstra University where he earned his political science degree. From there, he went on to study law at the Brooklyn Law School, though only for a short period of time, Madoff founded Bernard L....   [tags: Bernard Madoff]

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The Natural 's Allusions Of The Bible And Sigmund Freud

- Through The Natural’s allusions to the Bible and Sigmund Freud, Bernard Malamud reveals that humanity is innately imperfect through man’s temptation, inevitability of failure and the decline of success, and ego. Temptation is an unfortunate yet inevitable aspect of human nature, and through Malamud’s allusion to Bible this reality is made clear. In the Natural, Roy Hobbs’ struggle with temptation is prominent, and after constant failure to resist he finally reaches the point of no return. Before the big set of games in which the Knights have the final opportunity to win the pennant, Roy falls for Memo’s temptations: The raft with the singing green eyed siren guarding the forbidden flame ga...   [tags: Jesus, Gospel of Matthew, Bernard Malamud]

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The Natural, By Kevin Baker

- Bernard Malamud emerged as a crucial and contemporary innovator of sports literature. Sports literature as defined by Kevin Baker’s introduction, are stories “drawing upon the natural drama of any sporting contest, and imparting life lessons freely along the way” (viii). Malamud’s debut novel The Natural, is a grim and “antiheroic tale” of a baseball player Roy Hobbs “whose ambitions and desires are constantly thwarted” (vii). Through his novel The Natural, Malamud emerges as a prestigious figure of sports literature through his combination of mythology and baseball, in order to create memorable works in this literary tradition....   [tags: Baseball, Bernard Malamud, The Natural, Novel]

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Who Is Bernard Madoff?

- In the 1960’s, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities opened its doors in New York. Thirty years later, the investment firm closes its doors after losing $50 billion dollars of approximately 2,200 investors money. With $50 billion dollars on the line, it’s hard not to ask: Who is Bernard Madoff. How did he steal $50 billion dollars. What happened to his victims. Before we can delve into what can be considered the biggest con in American history, we need to fully understand what white collar crime is and how it impacts society....   [tags: Bernard Madoff, Ponzi scheme]

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Theme of Love in The Magic Barrel by Benard Malamud

- That what love is has always been a question satisfied completely by no answer. Some have their own definitions and draw in their minds images of ideal lovers, while others just simply follow what the hearts dictate. Through the spiritual journey to seek for love of Leo, the main character of 'The Magic Barrel' by Bernard Malamud, the author gives us his undeniable declaration of love. Leo, who has a matchmaker find for him a wife, after all his choices falls in love with the one he does not choose, yet he loves her at the first sight....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Man and Superman, by George Bernard Shaw

- In the Man and Superman play George Bernard Shaw uses many ideas from the time to make one of the best romantic comedies of its time. In this Realism era playwrights would use many tactics to make their plays the most realistic. “All the plays have similar elements such as the trait that all plays shall seem like real people in real scenarios, secrets known to the audience but not other characters, and each individual act repeats the general action of the entire play.” (Hompage.smc.edu) These elements are easily seen in the play, with twists to them....   [tags: man and superman, , george bernard]

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Role of Female Characters in Fidelman's Epiphany in Naked Nude

- Role of Female Characters in Fidelman's Epiphany in Naked Nude Word Count Includes Outline    Thesis:  In his picturesque short story, "The Naked Nude", Bernard Malamud uses the female characters to develop, enact, and resolve Fidelman's epiphany and to bring about the protagonist's final, artistic self-understanding. Bernard Malamud, a leading contemporary Jewish author, skirts between fantasy and reality in his almost allegorical short fiction, teaching the reader a lesson through coinciding elements of beauty and comedy.  Venturing away from his usual, inner-city Jewish element, Malamud tackles new challenges of subject and setting in his novelistic collection of short stories, Pictur...   [tags: Naked Nude Bernard Malamud]

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Frauds Of The Century By Bernard Madoff

- Frauds of the Century In 2008 one of the longest running Ponzi Schemes came to an end. Bernard Madoff had successfully stolen money from thousands of people from all walks of life. In the last 100 years there have been multiple cases of people pulling forms of fraud on others with the goal of tricking them out money or other items claiming to invest the money or items with a promise of consistent monetary returns. Many questions come to mind when talking about this problem. Team 3 will conduct a case study analysis to get to the bottom of the problem with Ponzi and Pyramid and recommend solutions to help prevent these schemes from continuing to happen....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Ponzi scheme, Bernard Madoff]

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American Literature in the Post World War II

- The post World War II period had an enormous impact on American society and literature. Many important events occurred and affected directly to the movement of American literature. During this period, American Literature reflected the movement of disillusionment, and portrayed the lost generation. Many WWII writers adapted new approaches and philosophies in writing their novels. They portrayed the lost generation, anti-war perspective and explored the true meaning of “war hero”. Among them, the pioneers are Bernard Malamud, Ken Kesey and Joseph Heller, who wrote the Natural, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Catch-22....   [tags: Bernard Malamud, Ken Kesey, Joseph Heller]

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The Play Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw

- People are always in the pursuit of erasing their flaws and becoming what society would say is "perfect." In the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw the main character Eliza Doolittle was not content with her life and her lamentable speech and manners. In order to become what she considered "perfect" Eliza relied on Higgins to change her into a proper and sophisticated woman. Higgins pounded lessons of proper speech and how to conduct one 's self with eloquence into Eliza 's head minute after minute and day after day....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Woman]

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Father and Son Relationships in Bernard McLaverty’s ‘Father and Son’ and ‘Trojan Sofa’

- Bernard McLaverty’s ‘Father and Son’ and ‘Trojan Sofa’ both explore the relationships between parent and child. The interaction between parent and child in these texts contrast greatly, leaving the reader to consider the complexities of family relationships. ‘Father and Son’ outlines a tragic story in which the father tries to help his son with his drug habit, but is unsuccessful and subsequently the son dies in his arms, whereas in ‘Trojan Sofa’ the father uses his son to do work for him, within a life of crime, and in turn, both of these situations are intensely difficult, but greatly different....   [tags: Bernard McLaverty]

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George Bernard Shaw 's Works Of Literature

- George Bernard Shaw Many different works of literature were written by George Bernard Shaw. Although he wrote stories, he was famous for writing plays. He also wrote many works for the Fabian Society, which was a group who wanted to advance the principles of socialism. Shaw also won prestigious awards for what he wrote. George Bernard Shaw had an interesting life, which led to the way he wrote his works and also why people reacted the way they did to these works (Bio.com). Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland on July 26, 1856....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, Fabian Society, Socialism]

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Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

- "Pygmalion" by Bernard Shaw The word 'benefit' is defined as; 'a favourable or helpful factor or circumstance'. Many benefits are not immediately recognised, as they can be the result of something bad. In the play 'Pygmalion', by Bernard Shaw, Liza gains many benefits, but also disadvantages from her relationship with Higgins. Looking at benefits, she receives some beautiful clothes; 'I'm to have fashionable clothes' (p. 63), a good place to stay and financial ease. She meets other friends such as Freddy; 'I'll marry Freddy, I will' (p....   [tags: Pygmalion Bernard Shaw Essays]

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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

- Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw's father, George Carr Shaw, was an alcoholic which meant not much money was spent on Shaw's education, therefore he was mainly self-taught, since he was self-taught he never had ideas forced upon him, this caused him to turn into a strong minded individual who expressed his opinions. He was a socialist and a critic who believed strongly in equality. Shaw wrote many plays, which expressed his opinions, one of the most famous being Pygmalion....   [tags: Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw Essays]

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Candida by George Bernard Shaw

- Candida by George Bernard Shaw This isn't necessarily a negative thing; they're all well suited to each other, and create a sort of synergy that drives the play. But they're each quite different in their own respect. The main ones, Candida, Eugene and James are all written to be strong characters, and the way they were portrayed in the production our class saw lived up to this classification. However, this doesn't apply to everything. Some of the characters were stretched to make the play appeal to a newer generation in a newer day and age, at the expense of the dignity of at least one of the characters....   [tags: Candida George Bernard Shaw Essays]

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Does Eliza Become a Lady in In George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’

- George Bernard Shaw who was born in Dublin in 1856, was a renowned play writer and a talented platform speaker. He is most famously known for his successful play ‘Pygmalion’ which was widely accepted as one of the most noted comedies of the time. It was written two years before the 1st world war, at a time when society was divided and the poor were severely disadvantaged whilst the rich were idle and blindly living their life, unconcerned about the affairs of others. At the time, Britain had thriving economy and it was a successful country because of its industry, trade and empire....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, classism, ]

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Reflections Based on the Work of Bernard Lonergan

- Reflections Based on the Work of Bernard Lonergan ABSTRACT: The theory of agency, it has been claimed, seems to involve two strange notions: on the one hand, that of a self who is not merely an event, but a substance; and that of causation, according to which an agent, who is a substance, can nevertheless be the cause of an event. The understanding of the conscious subject as constituted by the operations of experience, understanding, judgment and decision, proposed by the Canadian philosopher and theologian, Bernard Lonergan, might resolve the puzzle, and provide the basis for an understanding of human freedom that is the affirmation of neither determinism nor arbitrariness....   [tags: Bernard Lonegran Essays]

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George Bernard Shaw 's Pygmalion And Androcles And The Lion

- George Bernard Shaw uses many different approaches throughout his many works. In Pygmalion and Androcles and the Lion, he uses two very different paths ending in two different results. For example, in Androcles and the Lion, he show how doing a good deed will result in a reward, but in Pygmalion, someone does a good deed for the main character, and she feels ruined because of it. The motivation for the good deed, the deed itself, and the outcome of the deed are all three different in both of the works....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, My Fair Lady, KILL, Lion]

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Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion

- Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion The passage taken from Act 2 of Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion marks a critical turning point in the plot line and character development of the novel. The characters of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, who have met earlier by mere coincidence, have now deliberately begun a relationship, due to various motives. Eliza wants to move up in the hierarchy of society and Henry wants to prove his talent to Colonel Pickering. The extract is significant because it initiates a long learning process for Eliza and because Henry changes the next six months of his life, if not the rest of it....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Pygmalion]

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Evolution in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion

- Evolution in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion   In the play, Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw, Professor Higgins, an expert in the art of speech, bets Colonel Pickering, another master of phonetics, that he can take a common flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, and pass her off as a duchess at an ambassador's Garden Party. During this story, Shaw uses the characters to demonstrate the necessity of human evolution. As Eliza's verbal ability increases, so does her personality and self-esteem; and Higgins's failure to recognize her changes leads to a severe strain on their relationship....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Essays]

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Division of Social Classes through Language: George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion"

- An important lesson that has been learned throughout life and the beginning of time is to respect the individual’s content and not their image. It is shown throughout George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion, that different people can be brought together in the same circumstance, being a heavy rain shower in London, but distance themselves so effusively because of outer appearances. The situation between the nonintellectual flower-girl and the sophisticated Pickering, Higgins, and the Mother-daughter is drawn out over the judgment of her poor speech and her value as a person as she constantly defends herself against their prejudice....   [tags: Social Classes, classism, Language, George Bernard]

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Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession

- Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession In Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Shaw presents prostitution as a result of few economic opportunities for lower class women (rather than of hedonism, laziness, or depravity, as was commonly believed at the time this play was written) through the characters of Mrs. Warren and her daughter Vivie. When Vivie initially finds out her mother was once a prostitute, she responds in the typical Victorian fashion: with scorn and indignation. The prevailing mindset of the time was one that lauded personal responsibility....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Warren's profession Essays]

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George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple

- George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple When we are first introduced to Richard Dudgeon, at the reading of his late father Timothy's will in his childhood home, we have already learned of his character from the opinions of three other characters: firstly, his mother, then from Anthony Anderson, the minister, and finally, from Anderson's wife Judith. None of these accounts are in Richard's favour, although Anthony Anderson is perhaps the least against Richard of them all. Richard's mother considers Richard to be the lowest of the low and a disgrace to his society; she believes that there is nothing admirable about him at all....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Devil's Disciple Essays]

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Lies in George Bernard Shaw’s play, "Mrs. Warren’s Profession"

- You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress, by the cars they drive, and by the people they associate themselves with. You can also learn a lot about a person by what they say, because their honesty, or lack-there-of, shows the type of person they are. When a person is forthright, it is easy to believe and trust the person; however, when the person has tendencies to be misleading or manipulative, the trust is not as evident. To lie, according to www.answers.com, means to present false or invalid information with the intent of deceiving or misleading another person....   [tags: honesty, lies, George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s ]

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The Removal of Books from Schools and Dress Codes

- People are allowed to dress however they want but when they are in school there are certain restrictions and guidelines so that the students won’t get distracted by what someone else is wearing. On court case is Briana Stephenson v. Davenport. In the eighth grade, Briana Stephenson got a tattoo of a cross between her thumb and index finger. The tattoo had gone unnoticed for three years until Briana was in the tenth grade and gang activity was increasing. A school consular had noticed the tattoo and reported it to the principal thinking it was a gang symbol....   [tags: tatoos, uniforms, restrictions]

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Hypocritical Christianity Exposed in Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara

- Hypocritical Christianity Exposed in Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara Bernard Shaw reveals in his plays a type of religious standard that is not unlike Christianity but with what most people see as a stereotypical view of hypocritical Christianity. Shaw's concept of Crosstianity , as he calls it, shows a religion in which the church preaches what the rich and powerful tell it, scoundrels are treated as equals, and punishment is concerned with prosecution rather than salvation. "Poetic justice" rules judicial retribution rather than redemption....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Major Barbara Essays]

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Metamorphosis of Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

- The Metamorphosis of Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw   The benefits of acquiring an education are not limited to the academic aspects often associated with it. Part of the edification it bestows includes being enabled to reach new insight, being empowered to cultivate a new awareness, and being endowed with a new understanding of life and of self. In Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, Eliza Doolittle experiences this type of enlightenment as the result of undergoing a drastic change in social status....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Essays]

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Idealism and Realism in Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara

- Idealism and Realism in Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara Submerged in their own ideas about idealism and realism, Barbara and her father Undershaft are at odds with one another in Major Barbara. In this Bernard Shaw play, minor characters are important in exemplifying these conflicting values. The moral perplexities of capitalism and charity are explored through the words and actions of Undershaft’s family, his future sons-in-law, and the common folks at the Shelter. Thriving in the British upper class, Undershaft’s wife and son are well aware of Undershaft’s grip on Europe’s economy and government....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Major Barbara Essays]

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Social Classes in George Bernard Shaw’s "Pygmalion" and the Movie "My Fair Lady"

- George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, is a humorous, yet moral, play that portrays the active social classes and lifestyles in Britain. The play features the main character Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, who embarks on the formidable task of teaching a flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, how to speak English properly, and then passing her off as a duchess at the royal ball. Pygmalion was later adapted into the film, My Fair Lady in 1964, and although there are many differences between the two, the play delivers Shaw’s central message of social criticism, which is not to interfere within other social classes and not to meddle in society, more effectively than the movie....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, classism, My Fair ]

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Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

- Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw "Arms and the Man" starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true-life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiancé Sergius The setting of the play is in war-torn Bulgaria, and focuses not only on the romance between the young people of the play, but the atrocities that go on during war times and the ability of people not so very far removed from these atrocities to ignore them completely....   [tags: Plays George Bernard Shaw Literature Essays]

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How Bernard Malamuds, The Natural, uses Style to potray Historical events in his era

- Each writer is influenced in many different ways, but, in general, most of their inspiration comes from those events occurring within the era they are living in. They also use various different techniques or styles to portray those events in their writings. Bernard Malamud wrote a novel, published in 1952, called The Natural. This novel used numerous different stylistics elements to reveal the impact sports had in the late 1940s. One central stylistic element used, in The Natural, to show the impact of sports, in the late 1940s, was structure....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Island Tree School District vs. Pico Benjamin Waldman Civics/4B 1/12/14

- “'Forget books,”'said Rosewater, throwing that particular book under his bed. 'The hell with 'em.' 'That sounded like an interesting one,' said Valencia.” -Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut In 1975 the “interesting” books for students of the Island Tree School District were nearly thrown under the bed forever. The Island Tree School District was presented with a complaint from the group Parents of New York United that posed a concern regarding the content of library materials. This community was concerned that public school libraries in the district were exceedingly “permissive” with the books they provided for students....   [tags: slaughter-house, kurt vonnegut]

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The Crisis Of Islam By Bernard Lewis

- The main goal is to explain the reasons for the current tension between Islam and the West. In his book, The Crisis of Islam, Bernard Lewis presents a balanced view of Islam. The book provides a large amount of information on the history of Islam and explains the reasons for the problems America has with Islam. Anyone seeking a balanced book to provide them with information on Islamic societies will almost certainly find this book to be highly enjoyable and very informative. The main arguments in the book are that the tension between Islam and the West is caused partially by the continued advantage of the West, that the Islamic states in the 20th century had a hypocritical foreign policy, an...   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Muslim world, Sharia]

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The N Word By Emily Bernard

- What does it mean to say the “N-word” both it in its original form, or as the “N-word’, and what is the context for the impact which occurs when it leaves the mouths of blacks and or whites. I begin with a look at ‘Teaching the N-Word” by Emily Bernard, she is a 30 year old African American professor who teaches at University of Vermont which happens to be a predominantly white institution. She works alongside her husband, a white man, who is also a professor of African American History ; her brother writes for The Source and urges her students to think about the ways in which the “N-word” is used in pop culture....   [tags: African American, Black people, Nigger, Negro]

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Pygmalion a Play by Bernard Shaw

- Pygmalion is one of Bernard Shaw’s most famous and beloved plays, which he published in London in 1912. This play was written during the Edwardian era which was characterised by major political, social and economical changes. Politically, the reign of king Edward VII witnessed a relative involvement of social segments such as labourers and women in political life. Socio-economically, the British society was marked by a strict and a clear-cut social class system in the early twentieth century. During this period and up to First World War, it was believed that 1% of the British population owned approximately 70% of the country’s wealth....   [tags: class differences, ancient greek]

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The Bernard Madoff Investment Scandal

- Bernard Madoff had full control of the organizational leadership of Bernard Madoff Investments Securities LLC. Madoff used charisma to convince his friends, members of elite groups, and his employees to believe in him. He tricked his clients into believing that they were investing in something special. He would often turn potential investors down, which helped Bernard in targeting the investors with more money to invest. Bernard Madoff created a system which promised high returns in the short term and was nothing but the Ponzi scheme....   [tags: Business Ethics, Fraud, Greed]

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The Themes of Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw

- The play, Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw is about a phonetics expert who makes a bet that he can pass a Cockney flower girl as a duchess in the matter of a few months. This girl, Eliza does achieve the transformation, but at the expense of a familiar life in the gutters, and risks being caste off into the world with nowhere to turn. This play explores many themes, has extensive use of symbolism, interesting tonality, irony, and the play itself is an allusion to ancient Greek mythology. The major theme in Pygmalion is class....   [tags: Pygmalion Essays]

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A historical Overview by Bernard Lewis

- For quite some time, a considerable discussion and debate has been going on whether or not there is compatibility between democracy and Islam. After the birth of Islam, the extensive spread of the Muslim population make this monotheistic, Abrahamic religion is the second largest in the world with over a billion followers. Throughout the passage of time, many have come to opinionate that liberal democracy can exist in the Muslim world as it has all the necessary elements that a modern democratic state and society requires....   [tags: islam, muslim, religion, democracy]

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Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw

- In the today’s society, people are looking for what type of emotion completes them; the emotion is love. Love is the type of emotion that is difficult to explain. When love as an emotion is lost, that person also feels lost, ultimately changes themselves complete. There are several ways in which people change and/or react to such emotions. For example, some react in anger and others react in depression. In 1912, a play written by George Bernard Shaw talked about this same nature of love. Shaw wrote the play, Pygmalion, due to said reaction....   [tags: play background, love]

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Social Class, By Bernard Shaw

- In society, we are judged by our social class. We are divided into groups depending on our wealth, influence, and status. With each social class, society has certain expectations and norms that they expect people from their catorgorie to follow. For instance, society assumes that the higher an individual is on the hierarchy, the more prosperous and content they are. These are the ideas that Bernard Shaw challenges. Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright and socialist that desired to demolish the caste system in Britain....   [tags: Working class, Sociology, Social class]

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Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw

- As a young girl with the name of Eliza gazes out beyond the boundaries of her beautiful flower garden, she spots a magnificently dressed woman. The woman, draped in fine jewelry and a lavish evening gown was very beautiful and incredibly well off. The young girl Eliza thought to herself about what made her so different from the woman, and why she could not ever aspire to be as prosperous as this duchess. The reasoning for this difference in power is not one of personal or physical attributes, but rather one that deals completely with the time period of this age....   [tags: literary analysis, social classes]

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Alernatiove Ending to George Bernard Shaw´s Pygmalion

- Alternative Ending to Pygmalion Act V After Higgins, confesses to his undying love for Eliza. Eliza decides to leave Higgins’s home because felt that it would only hurt Higgins more to have her stay another moment in his home because she did not share the same feelings for him. She now resides at the home of Mrs. Higgins. Mrs. Higgins’s drawing room. She is at her writing-table as before. The parlor-maid comes in. THE PARLOR MAID [at the door]: Mr. Henry, madam, is downstairs MRS. HIGGINS: Well, show him up....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion]

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Bernard Madoff: Scam Artist

- In December 2008, one of the largest Ponzi scheme surfaced when Mark and Andrew Madoff reported the works of their father, Bernard Madoff to the federal authorities. A Ponzi scheme is an investing scam that promises high rates of return with little risk to investors. The operator generates returns for older investors by gaining new investors. Bernard was arrested on December 11, 2008 and charged with securities fraud. He pled guilty to 11 counts and was sentenced to 150 years in federal prison-the maximum possible prison sentence....   [tags: Ponzi schemes]

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George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion"

- For many decades, we as people have come to criticize on every aspect of one another’s being without learning the cause of why one portrays themselves in such a way. In the book of Pygmalion, a play of an English woman who is looked down upon by society Because of her dialect and occupation, is no exception to what many struggle with to understand. The book takes place in London, England were a flower girl named Eliza Doolittle tries to sell flowers to a bystander who becomes disgusted by her when she calls a man by his first name(“Freddy, look wh’ y’ goin’ deah” Shaw 12)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Analysis Of St. Bernard 's ' St '

- St. Bernard declares that “God Himself” should be the “motivation alone for our love.” This type of love should not require any type of force or outside influence. Because God gave us “Himself, “while we were yet blemished and “unworthiness,” one should be “bound” to God. God gave us Himself first, therefore, because of gift that He gave, we should have an even exchange system. St. Bernard describes, that we were enemies of God and He saw pass all that and still gave Himself to us . As in the book of St....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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The Brave New World By Bernard Marx

- In the Brave New World, a character named Bernard Marx questioned his happiness and society 's norm because he was considered an outcast. Bernard expressed his discontentment in a conversation with Lenina, “Yes, ‘Everybody’s happy nowadays.’ We begin giving the children that at five. But wouldn’t you like to be free to be happy in some other way, Lenina. In your own way, for example; not in everybody else’s way"(90). Bernard thrives for his own definition of happiness, thus get him in trouble for not conforming to the norms of society....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State, Aldous Huxley]

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George Bernard Shaw's Life and Works

- George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin of Protestant stock in 1856. During Shaw’s fifty-eight year career he wrote novels, short stories and several reviews, essays and prefaces. Shaw’s early writings were based on the unrealistic Victorian ideas and written as a comedy that made fun of romance during that time period. Like many other Irish writers, Bernard Shaw contributed highly to English literature and drama with writings such as Pygmalion, a play that was based on a part of his life and written as a comedy but received as a love story....   [tags: Biography]

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George Bernard Shaw

- George Bernard Shaw was the son of an unsuccessful merchant. His mother was a singer who left his father to teach a singing class in London. At the age of fourteen, Shaw left school to work in an agent’s office. In 1876, he went to London where, supported by his parents, he wrote five novels (Columbia). All five novels were written in Shaw’s youth and were about the subjects that interested him most at that time. Those subjects were marriage, the role of artists in society, and the order of society (Satyanarayana)....   [tags: gender discrimination, pymalion]

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The Comedies of Bernard Shaw and William Shakespeare

- With origins from Ancient Greece, Comedy is one of the original four genres of literature as defined by the philosopher Aristotle in his work Poetics. The three other genres are consistent of tragedy, epic poetry, and lyric poetry. Not to be confused with the comedy associated with television and film which focuses entirely on humorous discourse generally intended to amuse; literary comedy is characterised by general humour, happy endings and communal celebration. This assignment will critically analyse the comedies of William Shakespeare and Bernard Shaw and consider what characteristics they share and how they differ....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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Perspectives on Love in Bernard Schlink's The Reader

- The essence of romantic love is the passionate affection one has for another. As Bernhard Schlink favours love over hate, and narrates both the positive effects of a relationship and the negative effects of a breakup, he is portrayed as a proponent of love. Bernhard Schlink uses his novel, The Reader, to express his feelings on the unexpected love between the characters, Hanna and Michael convey both the positive and negative effects of their love. Schlink also uses their relationship to showcase the form of love they possess for one another....   [tags: romantic love, break up]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Candyman ' By Bernard Rose

- Candyman (1992) directed by Bernard Rose tells the story of a graduate student whose research on urban legends becomes reality and consumes and threatens her life. The viewer of this film is not able to reconcile whether Helen Lyle, the graduate student, or Candyman is the perpetrator of the kidnapping of baby Anthony McCoy, the murder of Helen’s friend and fellow graduate student Bernadette Walsh, or the brutal gutting of Helen’s psychiatrist. Is Candyman real or a figment of Helen’s obsessive research and interest in the legend....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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The Tragedy Of The Movie, By George Bernard Shaw

- “Tragicomedy is, simply, the combination of tragic and comic elements in one text to create an effect which is “deeper and grimmer than tragedy” (George Bernard-Shaw). Desperation, pain, fear etc are presented in a way which makes them comical.” This idea of a tragicomedy can be applied to Waiting for Godot as comedy is used to alleviate the hard hitting tragic elements of the play; such as when, at the end of the play, Vladimir and Estragon discuss the logistics of and then go on to attempt to hang themselves....   [tags: Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett]

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The Trouble With Diversity By George Bernard Shaw

- As George Bernard Shaw declared, “We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.” Specifically, the United States incessantly falls back into the routine of allowing the gap between the rich and the poor to expand. As if the Great Depression wasn’t sufficient warning, American society’s structure continues to allow the rich to advance into loftier margins of wealth and gain greater monopolies. Meanwhile, the status of the poor remains stagnant, depleting them into a lower quality of life as the powers over them rise....   [tags: Economic inequality, Poverty, United States]

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Life Of An Adult By George Bernard Shaw

- Marriage is a beautiful thing they say, the formal recognition of two people as a partner in a relationship. It is one of the oldest sociocultural practice in the world. Some people believed it is a tuning point in life. An elevation or promotion to a real life of an adult. George Bernard Shaw defined marriage as an institution that brings two people together under the influence of delusive and most transient of "Passion". Passion and Love is believed to be the elements that triggers the idea of marriage between two people....   [tags: Marriage, Arranged marriage, Marriageable age]

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Bernard Williams' Paper The Makropulos Case

- ... Pushing the idea further, it does appear that immortality is a positive thing when an individual can pursue new and ever evolving categorical desires as their life continues. This idea will reemerge as we discuss avoiding boredom over infinity. Building upon the accumulation of categorical desires, Williams asserts that as we approach temporal infinity all those desires have been satisfied. The satisfaction of these desires is not by means of “just enough” fulfillment, but by a “more than enough” sense of fulfillment....   [tags: reflections on the tedium of immortality]

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Dear America Edithed by Bernard Edelman

- ... Many of the letters in the first chapter of the book were very similar to this one. The soldiers felt confident and reassured their families but reality kicked in and most ended up dead. Ransom letter showed me how the United States sends people to war without them realizing what their getting themselves into. They are only told what they need to know and not what they should know. During this time, the beginning of the war, America joined the war to stop the spread of communism and this was pretty much all the soldiers were told....   [tags: letters, vietnam war]

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John Stuart Mill And Bernard Williams

- Utilitarianism is a difficult topic to fathom, for it requires a large amount of questions and self-evaluation. In order to understand utilitarianism, think of bad versus bad. A principle stating that when one is faced with two difficult decisions, which choice would be less harmful for all of those involved. John Stuart Mill and Bernard Williams describe utilitarianism as pain versus pleasure or the lesser of two evils approach, and how that approach ties into ones ultimate choice. Utilitarianism is not about the pursuit of happiness, rather, it is really about picking which evil is the best evil....   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Morality, John Stuart Mill]

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The Family Of Pascual Duarte And The House Of Bernarda Alba

- Being a parent is a full time job that by no means is easy. It takes a lot to raise a child. Usually there are many sacrifices the parent makes so their child has a better life and parents try to raise them in the best manner possible. In two different novels The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo Cela and The House of Bernarda Alba by Frederico Lorca, readers are introduced to two mothers who are anything but great parents. However, Bernarda is a better mother than Pascual’s mother because she was only doing what she thought was best for her daughter’s whereas Pascual’s mother didn’t always act in the best interest of her children....   [tags: Family, Marriage, The House of Bernarda Alba]

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Analysis Of Bernhard Schlink 's ' I Didn 't Know You 're Here ! '

- “She put her arms around me, one hand on my chest… ‘That’s why you’re here!’ ‘I...’ I didn’t know what to say. Not yes, but not no either. I couldn’t see much of her, we were standing too close. But I was overwhelmed by the presence of her naked body.” (Schlink 24) The section of text that this quote is from disgusted and greatly shocked me, not because the two characters were intimate, but because the main character Michael was fifteen and the woman he was intimate with, Hanna, was in her early thirties....   [tags: The Reader, Bernhard Schlink]

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Bernard's Quest for Individuality: A Brave New World

- Bernard’s Quest for Individuality Have you ever felt like an outcast. Ever been publically humiliated and constantly reminded of your differences. That is what life is life for Bernard Marx, an intelligent sleep-teaching expert who is a misfit in his society. He is aware of the hypnopaedia that is being used on the people in order to control him and he claims that he wants to break free from this society of mindless clones. However, throughout the novel, Bernard goes through a remarkable change and takes on a role of an anti-hero as his ideas of freedom and individuality are stomped on by his sudden popularity....   [tags: Aldous Huxley, literature]

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Bernard Pomerance and the Elephant Man

- Bernard Pomerance and the Elephant Man Bernard Pomerance was born in 1940 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended college at the University of Chicago, where he received a degree in English. In the 1970's Pomerance moved to London, England to become a novelist. He was unsuccessful and then decided to try his hand as a dramatist. He quickly got involved with several left-wing fringe groups, which where at the time thriving in England. Then, along with director Ronald Rees, he founded the Foco Nove Theater group....   [tags: Elephant Man Essays]

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Father and Son by Bernard McLaverty

- Father and Son by Bernard McLaverty 'Father and Son' by Bernard McLaverty is a short story which is set in a time of conflict and culminates in the death of one of the main characters. Through the author's skilful use of literary techniques, we know the outcome of this story is inevitably going to be tragic due to the nature of the characters he presents. The symbolic setting hints to the reader that conflict is going to be an important theme and the structure of the piece allows the reader to see the painful build up to the climactic end....   [tags: Papers]

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