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A Review of University Days by James Thurber

- In the essay, “University Days” James Thurber does a sensational job keeping the reader’s interest throughout the entire story. He explains his college experiences in a way that makes the reader both interested and amused at the same time. Thurber portrays the message that the all-star football player was not the brightest bulb on the tree, which is humorous because many people can relate to that because it’s the same at their school. The author uses a creative writing style to try and capture his audience’s attention throughout the entire essay....   [tags: James Thurber]

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Henry James ' Turn Of The Screw

- ... and let him alone,” (James 6). The Governess agrees to these conditions, this may show that even before she enters the mansion, she displays poor executive functioning, a symptom of schizophrenia. The governess meets Mrs. Grose and Flora first. The governess is taken aback by Flora’s beauty, calling her “ the most beautiful child [she] had ever seen,” (James 7). Then, Miles returns home from school two days later, along with a letter stating that he had been dismissed school for being “an injury” to other students....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Henry James]

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A Talk to Teachers, by James Baldwin

- In his work, “A Talk to Teachers,” James Baldwin poured out his point of view on how he believed American children should be taught. Throughout the essay, Baldwin focused on a specific race of school children: Negros. Perhaps this was because he himself was an African American, or even for the mere idea that Negros were the most vulnerable for never amounting to anything — according to what the American society thought during the twentieth century, specifically the 1960s when this piece was published....   [tags: education, james baldwin]

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Cross Fire, by James Patterson

- What would you do if you had a huge secret to hide. In the book Cross Fire, James Patterson demonstrates a secret that needs to be hidden for some time. Within doing this he also demonstrates a good example of a complete plot. On the other hand the book is mostly written in first person point of view. This has a major effect on the book, in the way it is used. In this complete plot there are five key elements. The first of these five elements is exposition. This is what happens first in the story and is what gives the reader key components....   [tags: Cross fires, James Patterson]

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James Joyce's Life and Accomplishments

- James Joyce was a renowned Irish author and poet, most known for writing the book Ulysses, which parallels the events of The Odyssey in a variety of writing styles. Although Ulysses is considered his magnum opus, his other works including Dubliners, A portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Finnegans Wake are held in high esteem by many. Joyce was born in the Irish city of Dublin on the second of February, 1882 and was baptized by the order of his catholic mother and father three days later. By the age of five he had moved to the town of Bray, 12 miles outside of Dublin, there he was attacked by a dog and this sparked his lifelong cynophobia which may be suggested in Ulysses in episode 12...   [tags: ulysses, the odyssey, james joyce]

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The Dead By James Joyce

- ... Loomis, ‘“Gabriel 's ‘delicate and restless’ eyes, [are] nevertheless become increasingly aware of his character, of his defensive feelings of intellectual and social superiority in particular.”’ Gabriel separates himself because he thinks that no one can reach his superiority. He mentally isolates himself from the crowd by having this mindset. Moreover, Gabriel education also severs as a major difference that is able to separate him from women. At the party, he even wonders whether the party attendees would understand him due to the fact that his education might become a barrier....   [tags: Dubliners, James Joyce, The Dead]

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James Joyce’s Dubliners

- James Joyce’s Dubliners is a collection of short stories that aims to portray middle class life in Dublin, Ireland in the early twentieth century. Most of the stories are written with themes such as entrapment, paralysis, and epiphany, which are central to the flow of the collection of stories as a whole. Characters are usually limited financially, socially, and/or by their environment; they realize near the end of each story that they cannot escape their unfortunate situation in Dublin. These stories show Joyce’s negative opinion of the ancient Irish city .The final story, “The Dead,” was added later than the others; consequently, “The Dead” has a more positive tone and is often an exceptio...   [tags: James Joyce]

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The Portrait Of A Lady By Henry James

- ... There she tells Isabel that her longtime American suitor, Caspar Goodwood, had followed Isabel to Europe. While Isabel was in London she unexpectedly ran into Caspar. He once again tries to convince her to marry him as he did before and once again she convinces him that he must give her two years before she gives her answer. She wants to make as many independent judgments as she can and to travel the world before she settles down. Some time later Mr. Touchett’s health is declining and he will soon pass away....   [tags: Marriage, Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady]

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James Madison And The Federalist Papers

- ... I will also look at the beliefs of English philosophers and the effect they had on our Founding Fathers. Finally, I will explain how the government must act as a mediator and how the Federalist 10 essay is connected to the Iron Triangle. In the Federalist 10, Madison explains the primary problem is that the government needs to be effective in preventing the growth of factions and how factions can damage the country. He maintains that human passion and greed could be limited in a representative government....   [tags: United States Constitution, James Madison]

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Dubliners ' Dubliners By James Joyce

- Corina Waters Dubliners “Dubliners” is a collection of fifteen short stories written by author James Joyce. These short stories reflect on his feelings associated with the city of Dublin, where he grew up in a large impoverished family. After he graduated from the University College in Dublin, Joyce went to live abroad in Paris. Joyce finished writing “Dubliners” in 1905, just a year after moving to Paris, though he had trouble getting the collection of short stories published so it wasn’t officially published until 1914....   [tags: Dubliners, Dublin, James Joyce, Ulysses]

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The Game Of Dr. James Naismith

- December 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts a man by the name of Dr. James Naismith invented a world famous game called basketball. The game was invented to condition the young athletes for the winter. The game consisted of peach baskets and a soccer style ball. Dr. Naismith published 13 rules for the game. Naismith had a class of 18 and divided them to 2 teams of 9. The objective of the game was to throw the ball into the fruit baskets that were nailed on the gym balcony. The game was stopped until the janitor got the ladder and got the ball out of the baskets....   [tags: Basketball, James Naismith, YMCA, Springfield]

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James Joyce 's The Dead

- An Analysis James Joyce’s “The Dead” There have been many prominent authors in the past years. These authors shaped the style of writing one knows today. James Joyce is known as one of these prominent authors. In fact, Janet Witalec the editor of Short Story Criticism points out that “Joyce is considered one of the most influential literary figures of the first half of the twentieth century” (194). This quality is due to works such as “The Dead.” “The Dead” is similar to many of his works. James Joyce’s “The Dead” is a typical work in setting, modernist form, epiphanic form, and a departure in tone....   [tags: Dubliners, James Joyce, The Dead, Ulysses]

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James Joyce 's The Dubliners

- ... he heard in his ears the laborious drone of the engine reiterating the syllables of her name” (88). The symbolism of the engine - a train engine - shows the connection that Mrs. Sinico and Mr. Duffy continue to share through their sadness and depression. The story ends with the withdrawn Mr. Duffy finally feeling alone, all due to the loss of a stranger. The narrator in “An Encounter” remains nameless, as does the stranger who may very well have changed his life, but that doesn’t reduce the impact of their meeting....   [tags: Dubliners, James Joyce, Marriage, Doctor]

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The Literary Works of Phyllis Dorothy James

- Phyllis Dorothy James was born August 3, 1920 Oxford, England. James ended up moving to Wales and the moved to Cambridge, England. She was attending Cambridge high school for girls. Her family was not very wealthy and her dad did not believe in education beyond high school for girls. So James went to work for an tax office for three years. Then went and married Ernest Connor Bantry White in 1941. James and Ernest had two children, Claire and Jane. James was in her forties when her first novel, cover her face was published in 1962....   [tags: Essay on Phyllis Dorothy James]

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Daisy Miller: A Study, by Henry James

- The controversial short story Daisy Miller: A Study, written by Henry James, depicts a story of a young European man named Winterbourne trying to come to terms with what he thinks about an American girl, named Daisy Miller. Henry James was born in New York in 1843, but lived most his life in Europe. While he was living in Europe he had many encounters with American tourists. After these encounters Henry decided he wanted to explore the difference between the innocent American, and the sophisticated European....   [tags: daisy miller, henry james]

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Peter Pan and James Matthew Barrie

- Peter Pan is a timeless story written by J.M Barrie. In the time leading up to him writing this story, he was a successful author and playwright. Even with his great success, Barrie still had personal struggles from his marriage and childhood. Barrie used these struggles to write stories that people still enjoy today. Although Peter Pan is a happy children's story, J.M Barrie's inspiration for writing Peter Pan was not so positive. James Matthew Barrie, or J.M Barrie, was born on May 9, 1860 in Kirriemuir, Scotland....   [tags: James Matthew Barrie]

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Analysis of The Novel Dubliners by James Joyce

- In response to his publisher's suggested revisions to Dubliners, James Joyce "elevated his rhetoric to the nearly Evangelical [and wrote]: 'I seriously believe that you will retard the course of civilization in Ireland by preventing the Irish people from having one good look in my nicely polished looking-glass'"1. A pivotal part of this "looking-glass" is Joyce's representation of Dublin, which functions akin to an external unconsciousness in that a series of unrelated characters experience similar problems by virtue of their common connection to the city....   [tags: dublin, ireland, james joyce]

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Henry James' ‘Washington Square

- Henry James' ‘Washington Square In ‘Washington Square', Henry James used a refined technique of narration, language, symbolism and irony as he explored the psychological dimensions of his characters' actions, motivations and interpersonal relationships. He did so as he confronted the tragedy of the immorality of human beings, personified in the characters of Dr. Sloper and Morris Townsend, in dominating the spirit of Sloper's daughter, Catherine, for their own ends. In other works of fiction where the oppressive circumstances of protagonists usually arise from failures of society and within the specific individual there is often an optimism to the extent that it is suggested that progress m...   [tags: Henry James Washington Square Analysis]

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The Climax Of James Bond Films

- The climax of James Bond films After watching two James Bond films, Casino Royale and Tomorrow never dies, I found the way these two films handle climaxes are very different. Firstly, I would like to briefly summarize the climax within these two films. In Casino Royale, the first climax comes when James Bond got poisoned in the casino by his enemy Le Chiffre, he staggered ran out and called his colleagues seek for help. However, at this critical moment, he found the cable of the heart pacemaker is not plugged in, then he passed out immediately....   [tags: James Bond, Casino Royale, Quantum, Casino Royale]

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The Dubliners By James Joyce

- James Joyce wrote and published The Dubliners in the 1900s. During the majority of this time period, Ireland was thought of as one of the most oppressive countries in Europe. The Catholic Church was seen as the highest extent of the law and they did not encourage seeing women any higher than the second-class commonwealth of Ireland. In James Joyce’s The Dubliners, women are seen as victims of society, religion and the household. James Joyce leans towards feminism in how he portrays women in this book....   [tags: Dubliners, James Joyce, The Boarding House, Dublin]

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The Humorist for the Common Man: James Thurber

- As America was changing during the early twentieth century, so was humor and few writers could easily adapt to this change with success as well as James Thurber did as a cartoonist, journalist, and an author of short stories, fables, fairytales, and plays, Thurber highlighted the problems of everyday life that were often the result of the transition in America from a masculine, frontier society, to an urban, more feminized society (Buckley, New Criterion). He shied away from major problems of the world and instead made his focus “the immemorial stupidities, cruelties and perversities of men that lie at the root of our ills” (Hasley)....   [tags: humor, james thurber, common man]

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An Analysis Of James Joyce 's Dubliners

- James Joyce published Dubliners to demonstrate the everyday struggles and the unattractive human behaviors that were occurring among the people in his own hometown. Paralysis, alcoholism and death are three major themes found in Dubliner’s that paint an unsettling picture of Dublin, Ireland during the early twentieth century for its readers. James Joyce portrays his characters within these stories as incapable and crippled in one-way or another. He does this by exploiting the act of drinking to prove that alcoholism leads to personal downfalls, which is a repeating theme found in many of the stories....   [tags: Dubliners, Dublin, James Joyce, Alcoholism]

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An Analysis Of James Joyce 's ' Ulysses '

- The chapter of James Joyce 's Ulysses entitled "Nacissa" tells the story of a young, beautiful girl named Gerty McDowell, who has fantasies of her perfect life with her perfect husband. She thinks that she has found this man in the novel 's protagonist, Leopold Bloom, with whom she has a sexual encounter on the beach. It is only until after this encounter that the reader learns Gerty is physically disabled. Before this point, Gerty is the epitome of physical beauty, which Joyce shows through describing her beauty as regal and otherworldly; She exemplifies the idea of the Victorian era beauty queen—who participates in pageants and become a spectacle to be viewed—and often times exaggerates it...   [tags: Beauty contest, Beauty, James Joyce]

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Feelings of Suspense in “Dead Simple” by Peter James

- The novel “Dead simple” by Peter James is a gripping novel which keeps the reader on the edge of his seat throughout. The story is about a young man named Michael who is on his stag due with his friends and when they play a harmless prank on him (burning him in a coffin.) It goes seriously wrong when they are killed in a car accident and the question remains, where is Michael Harrison. This essay will examine how Peter James creates suspense throughout the novel using various literary techniques....   [tags: Dead simple, Peter James, ]

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Emily Dickinson's Faith and Daisy Miller by Henry James

- American writers and poets of the 19th century created literature to criticize and detail the imperfections of society. Emily Dickinson, who retired from contact with the outside world by the age of twenty-three in favor of a life of isolation, can arguably be considered such a poet. Her untitled poem "Faith" can be interpreted as criticism of the masculine-dominated society of her time and supports themes in Henry James's work Daisy Miller: A Study, which also criticizes societal expectations and practices....   [tags: Henry James, Emily Dickinson]

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Role of Religion in the Wilderness: James Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans

- Freedom of Religion – Freedom from Religion In the midst of his already successful career, Sigmund Freud decided to finally dedicate a book of his to religion, referring to the subject as a phenomena faced by the scientific community. This new work, Totem and Taboo, blew society off its feet, ultimately expanding the reaches of debates and intellectual studies. From the beginning, Freud argues that there exists a parallel between the archaic man and the contemporary compulsive. Both these types of people, he argues, exhibit neurotic behavior, and so the parallel between the two is sound....   [tags: freudian, james cooper]

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Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw": Are The Ghosts Actually Real?

- Through out the short novella, 'The Turn of the Screw,' by Henry James, the governess continually has encounters with apparitions that seem to only appear to her. As Miles' behavior in school worsens so that he is prevented from returning, and as Flora becomes ill with a fever, the governess blames these ghosts for corrupting the children, Miles and Flora, and labels them as evil and manipulative forces in their lives. But why is it that these ghosts only seem to appear to the governess even when the children are present at the time of the sightings by the governess....   [tags: Turn of the Screw, Henry James]

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A Modern Fable: “The Catbird Seat” by James Thurber

- This short story entitled “The Catbird Seat” is a modern fable. The definition of a fable is a simple story with animal characters in which the big strong animal is bested, overcome by, or made a fool of by the weaker character. A modern fable is a fable that takes place in modern times. This short story by James Thurber takes place in New York City around the 1940s. Many fables written before are very much alike “The Catbird Seat” when it comes to being a fable. For example, in “The Tortoise and the Hare” the cocky, arrogant rabbit keeps on boasting about how speedy he is to the scrawny, sluggish turtle....   [tags: Catbird Seat, James Thurber, ]

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James Hogg

- Biographical Summary James Hogg was born and raised in Scotland on his family farm. Hogg only went to school for a few months due to the family bankruptcy. This caused his early introduction into literature to be consisted of the Bible and the stories he was told from his mother and uncle. When he grew older, Hogg received a job as a Shepard’s assistant from James Laidlaw. While working there, Laidlaw taught Hogg how to read, using newspapers and countless theological materials. As Hogg became increasingly better at reading and writing, Laidlaw allowed him to use Laidlaw’s own library, in order to continue his reading career....   [tags: James Hogg Biography]

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A Study of James Allen's Book

- A Study of James Allen's Book Contents Abstract 2 Introduction: James Allen Biography……. 3 Lessons learned and main ideas found 4 Quotes from the book to be remembered 6 Conclusion. 7 Abstract James Allen proves that it is possible to pack dozens of valuable nuggets in a small package. The language is often lofty and dated, which in other works detracts from the material. In this case it reads like the writings of a wise old scholar, enhancing the content and its weight. More than just an essay on positive thinking, Allen walks the reader through applications for personal growth, putting thought into action, using personal gifts to achieve right purposes, persevering to develop chara...   [tags: James Allen ]

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Reasons Why was Jesse James Famous

- My historical figure is Jesse James. Jesse is from the Old Western time period. Jesse is a notorious bank robber. He is viewed by many as the American Robin Hood. There are few who don’t know his name. He is arguably the most known and influential criminal known to Old Western American history. September 5, 1847, in Kearney, Missouri marked the birth of Jesse James. Jesse was brought up by a very renowned farming family. He and his brother Frank received a great education. His father, Robert James, ironically a baptist reverend, and his mother Zerelda Cole James....   [tags: american robin hood, jesse james, bank robber]

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Analysis Of James Joyce 's ' Araby '

- Araby – James Joyce – Critical Analysis - Revision The visual and emblematic details established throughout the story are highly concentrated, with Araby culminating, largely, in the epiphany of the young unnamed narrator. To Joyce, an epiphany occurs at the instant when the essence of a character is revealed, when all the forces that endure and influence his life converge, and when we can, in that moment, comprehend and appreciate him. As follows, Araby is a story of an epiphany that is centered on a principal deception or failure, a fundamental imperfection that results in an ultimate realization of life, spirit, and disillusionment....   [tags: Dubliners, Boy, James Joyce, O'Connell School]

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Analysis Of James Joyce 's ' Araby '

- Shaurya Singh Prof. Kaye English M01 A 12th October 2014 DREAMER TO REALIST James Joyce “Araby” is an emotional short story of a nameless boy who leads a carefree life in a Dublin neighborhood before falling in love with his friend 's sister. The idea which Joyce promotes with the story revolves around, how the boy reacts to the feelings for his crush. Joyce spends most of his time introducing the boy’s thought on the area in which he lives, and how he senses about the life he has been so far....   [tags: Dubliners, Boy, O'Connell School, James Joyce]

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Sonny 's Blues By James Baldwin

- ... Yet, when he smiled, when we shook hands, the baby brother I’d never known looked out from the depths of his private life” (Baldwin 5). This goes to show that the narrator never knew anything much about the older Sonny, and the drug addict life he has been living. He could barely recognize Sonny standing in front of him. Yet when Sonny smiled and shook the narrator’s hand, the narrator knew that deep down in the drug addict Sonny standing before him, his baby baby brother Sonny was starting to show its self and reach out to him....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Family, James Baldwin]

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Analysis Of James Rosenquist F 111

- James Rosenquist F-111 (1964-65) had to be the most epic piece to be seen at MOMA. I walked into the MOMA thinking, I doubt anything worthwhile will be at MOMA. Not because MOMA isn 't a fantastic museum, but the truth is Modern to Contemporary art just isn’t my cup of tea. Turns out, I was dead wrong. MOMA is a fantastic place to be, even for a hater,such as I. While wandering around the MOMA, I came across, this painting. It immediately consumed me. This piece is gigantic. I remember walking in and going blank....   [tags: Andy Warhol, Pop art, Color, James Rosenquist]

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James Baldwin's Fifth Avenue, Uptown

- In his collection of essays in Nobody Knows My Name, James Baldwin uses “Fifth Avenue, Uptown” to establish the focus that African Americans no matter where they are positioned would be judged just by the color of their skin. Through his effective use of descriptive word choice, writing style and tone, Baldwin helps the reader visualize his position on the subject. He argues that “Negroes want to be treated like men” (Baldwin, 67). Baldwin gives a vivid sketch of the depressing conditions he grew up on in Fifth Avenue, Uptown by using strong descriptive words....   [tags: Nobody Knows My Name, James Baldwin]

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Henry James, Principled Realism

- Henry James, Principled Realism I read a critical essay by Michael Kearns entitled, "Henry James, Principled Realism, and the Practice of Critical Reading." In it, Kearns invents the terms "principled reality" and "naïve reality" and how to apply these perspectives when reading Washington Square. As Kearns explores these two types of realities, he states that the readers should take a stance of "principled realism" which he defines as follows: "principled realism, like pragmatism, is a method which holds that no objective truths or transcendentally privileged perspective can be found but that we can understand enough about a situation or event to be able to act responsibly towards all pers...   [tags: Henry James]

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James Baldwin's Writing Technique

- The Baldwin Technique James Baldwin is highly regarded as one of the great writers of his time. In the “Notes of a Native Son” he describes a very influential moment in his life. The essay’s setting takes place during the Harlem riots in New York City and Detroit. The riot in New York all began due the fatal shooting of a young African American boy by a white police officer. Protesters began to protest the police brutality, but then fights and looting broke out when some protesters became unruly....   [tags: James Baldwin]

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James Baldwin's Harlem Riots

- Collecting the Harlem Riots ?It would have been better to have left the plate glass as it had been and the goods lying in the stores. It would have been better, but it would have also have been intolerable, for Harlem needed something to smash. This quote by James Baldwin pertains to his relevant thoughts on the Harlem Riots of 1943. A copy of Newsweek from August 9,1943 described the riot in great detail, ?Within a half hour Harlem?s hoodlums were on the march. Windows of pawnshops and liquor and grocery stores were smashed and looted....   [tags: James Baldwin]

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The Unpleasant Paralyzing Effect Of Dublin By James Joyce

- ... I have chosen to agree with Fritz Senn’s claim that Joyce brings deeper meaning to the word “paralysis” in his compilation of Dubliners, but I will display a new idea of how paralysis has affected the generations that are shown throughout “The Sisters”, “A Mother”, “Eveline”, and “The Dead”. The characters in these stories represent the idea of generations being paralyzed, most likely resulting from previous generations’ paralysis. In the first story, “The Sisters,” our narrator is a very young boy who is still learning his way in the world....   [tags: Dubliners, James Joyce, Dublin, Ulysses]

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The Essentials for Conducting: "Evoking Sound" by James Jordan

- The beginner or expertise will benefit from reading Evoking Sound by James Jordan; this book is the total package for any conductor that is wiling to expand their knowledge upon this subject. It goes beyond the basics, yet it expands the deeper relationship between the conductor and the ensemble. It gives examples of how to produce the sound you want from an ensemble or even create a program; it gives many other examples that are truly valuable and creative. Jordan’s overall “take” on choral conducting is relying on thy inner self, focusing on mutual agreement within an ensemble, teaching the way of singing, and passing along the passion of music....   [tags: Evoking Sound, James Jordan, conducting,]

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Analysis Of James Joyce 's ' The Dead ' And ' A Painful Case

- Many people are familiar with the “light bulb moment”- the moment when one suddenly understands and everything becomes clearer. From a more technical and literary standpoint, that moment could be referred to as an epiphany. James Joyce, in his manuscript of Stephen Hero, defines an epiphany as “a sudden spiritual manifestation.” In addition, Joyce used epiphanies liberally throughout his writing of Dubliners. The epiphanies, which can be found in each short story, they are essential in shaping Joyce’s stories....   [tags: Dubliners, James Joyce, Epiphany, The Dead]

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Analysis Of James Joyce 's ' The Dead Gabriel '

- While reading James Joyce’s works can prove to be challenging, his writing is filled with much meaning and worth. In the case of Gabriel Conroy, his self realization that ends the Dubliner series is filled with Joyce’s important ideas. Although this moment is the primary focus of the collection, it is the build up of many smaller scenes in Joyce’s other short stories that lead to this final moment of epiphany. Epiphanies play a key role throughout Dubliner’s, therefore making the ideas behind each of them essential to understanding trending characteristics seen in Dubliner’s....   [tags: Dubliners, James Joyce, The Dead, Emotion]

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Diamonds are Forever: the James Bond Franchise and Blood Diamonds

- Diamonds symbolize wealth, success, power, and really all of the characteristics of living the good life. Shirley Bassey immortalized her love for the jewels as she sang “diamonds are forever, they are all I need to please me “are the first two lines of the song. Diamonds are forever is the theme song of the same name for the seventh film in the James Bond Franchise. Diamonds are forever was released in 1971, transitioning into the decade 2010 I believe we still have the same Obsession on the value we as consumers and a society place on Diamonds....   [tags: James Bond, diamonds, blood diamonds, ]

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Acceptance in Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin

- We are all part of a society where justice and respect must be followed if we want to have a nice image of ourselves and be accepted by others. In the short story, Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin, two brothers are struggling to accept each other. Until the brother listened to Sonny and accepted what he wanted to do in life and who he was as an individual, the brother was in the darkness with his brother and himself. Through flashbacks and the characters, we were able to see how their life was before their mother and father died and what actually forced Sonny to take drugs....   [tags: Sonny’s Blues, James Baldwin]

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Things are Not What they Seem to Be in Henry James’s The Turn of The Screw

- Hidden subjects, the corruption of innocence, gender, and the destructiveness of heroism, can all be argued to be the main theme of The Turn of The Screw but only one can really bring the truest theme out of the story by Henry James. Many argue that there is no theme, or more than one but I believe that Forbidden subjects is truly the source that really captures what the story is all about. We can easily come to this conclusion by looking at the items in the story and piecing them together. For example, the young male child named Miles suddenly gets kicked out of school, but the reason for the expulsion is never uncovered....   [tags: The Turn of The Screw, Henry James]

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Henry James' The Art of Fiction

- Henry James' The Art of Fiction In an essay written in response to an essay written by Walter Besant, both titled "The Art of Fiction", Henry James provides both a new understanding of fiction and greater understand of his own works. James analyses, however briefly, the process of creation of a work of fiction, readers' responses to it, and the requirements of the work and the author. James' language within this essay may be in need of some levity, but he does occasionally break through the haze to make a very strong and effective point: "[T]he only condition that I can think of attaching to the composition of a novel is…that it be sincere" (161) There is point in which over-analysis take...   [tags: Henry James The Art of Fiction]

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Character Anyalsis of Doodle's Brother in The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst

- Pride can be good or bad as the narrator of “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst learns. He remembers his brother, Doodle and the lesson he learns about the difference between good and bad pride. Born between summer and autumn, Doodle, a vivacious, disabled boy who is the narrator’s brother, might not be all there, and then, one day he smiles. Doodle learns to crawl backwards and the narrator teaches him how to walk at a very late age. Doodle’s brother makes a plan for Doodle to learn how to do all the things a normal boy can do, but they are constantly halted by Doodle being sick and his brother being at school....   [tags: Scarlet Ibis, James Hurst]

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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

- The Turn of the Screw This novel was, surprisingly, interesting. The intensely complex and intricate (if not confusing!) sentences, upon first thought, made me expect an experience of complete, utter, and total confusion; however, they served not only to keep my interest in the novel – for I had to concentrate to grasp the full, rich meaning of his thoughts – but also to create in me a sense of enjoyment, that of being enriched with the experiences of the main character so that my life and that character's became inseparable, only it occurred not only with the main character, but with the entire plot at once – all characters, all scenes (to which I shall come late), all conversations......   [tags: The Turn of the Screw Henry James]

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The Color of Water by James McBride

- The Color of Water Book Review In this memoir, the author chooses to have two narrators, himself as one, and his mother as the other. This style makes for quite an interesting story, skipping back and forth in time, from the child's life, to that of his mother. Although many time changes occur, they are quite easy to keep up with, as the two narrator's of the book, James, and his mother, alternate chapters. For this reason, it is also very easy to compare the childhood of each of the main characters....   [tags: The Color of Water, James McBride]

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The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

- I read this book out of interest for another Henry James piece, liking Daisy Miller so much. I found that this book, as in Daisy Miller, has a female point of interest throughout. Isabel Archer is a young American girl brought to Europe after her father has died in America. Isabel is an independent girl, easily noticed by many others in her circle. I felt that Isabel was a woman in her time, in that she took notice of things that she wouldn’t have without certain without the opportunities she was given....   [tags: Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady]

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The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst

- The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst Foreshadowing, symbolism, and image are all elements which compose style.  All are very important; foreshadowing adds suspense, and symbolism contributes to interpretation.  Image contributes "visual aids" which, also, aid interpretation.  In this classic short story, "The Scarlet Ibis," by James Hurst, foreshadowing, symbolism, and image combine to create a true literary masterpiece. Foreshadowing is one of the elements of style which make "The Scarlet Ibis" great.  For example, the author states, "The last graveyard flowers were blooming, and their smell drifted [through] our house, speaking softly the names of our dead."  This passage clearly foreshadow...   [tags: James Hurst Scarlet Ibis]

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The Earthboy Place by James Welch

- "It was called the Earthboy place, although no one by that name (or any other) had lived in it for twenty years."(166)James Welch in his fictitious allegory, "The Earthboy Place," presents the idea of how assimilation has caused many Indians to stop continuing with their lives as a native. Consequently, they leave their homelands to earn a living in another "world" which shows adaptation to the Westerners' culture; likewise to the writing of McNickle's. "He wore a blue suit and a white shirt and his tan shoes were new and polished."(113) In "A Different World" as depicted by D'Arcy McNickle, Archilde loses his freedom of native life and has now followed the rules of a White man's way of lif...   [tags: Welch James Earthboy]

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James Joyce's Eveline and Araby

- James Joyce's Eveline and Araby James Joyce uses similar themes and language devices in both 'Araby' and 'Eveline.' Although this is so, there are also important differences to be noted. Joyce wrote these stories over one hundred years ago but yet we can still relate to the issues covered in the modern world today. James Joyce could have written these short stories as an inspiration from his own background or based them on the events happening in Dublin at that time. These stories were written as a new century was beginning....   [tags: Papers James Joyce]

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Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin

- Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin "Sonny's Blues" is a story about two brothers, their past, and how their differences came between them. They were apart for several years while Sonny was in jail, but once he got out they had a chance to mend their pasts. "Sonny's Blues" is a well written story that teaches a lesson that has value in every day life. The tone is melancholy and reminiscent. The brother is remembering the past and reflection on the mistakes he and Sonny made. He is sad over their fallout, Sonny's trouble with drugs, and the death of his daughter....   [tags: Sonny's Blues James Baldwin]

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Understanding The Social Circumstances Of Dubliners By James Joyce

- ... The economic strain of the era, caused in part by England, left little time or patience for romance (1). The previously mentioned factors working together possibly caused some Dubliners to settle either for a spouse, whom they did not love, leading to an increasingly unhappy marriage or settling for no spouse at all and accepting a lonely as well as a miserable life. An example to look at is in the story “Eveline.” The main character, Eveline, is so committed to taking care of her home, her church, her country, and her family that she cannot permit herself to go chase a life full of love and happiness (5)....   [tags: Dubliners, Dublin, James Joyce, A Little Cloud]

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Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin

- There are many things we learn of Sonny and his nameless brother in Sonny's Blues. We learn their mannerisms, hobbies, occupations, and even their addictions. It seems we learn nearly everything about the pair; minus the narrators name, as previously stated. Hearing of their histories and the pains they've under gone, we see how they deal with their pain, which often truly tells character. Sonny's Blues isn't a story of two brothers living in a rough city; one of whom is a talented musician. The story is so much more, it's the point of tossing the main two stereotypes of African-Americans in an urban environment....   [tags: James Baldwin Sonny's Blues]

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Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin

- Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin A captivating tale of a relationship between two troubling brothers in Harlem, "Sonny's Blues" is told from the perception of Sonny's brother, whose name is never mentioned. Baldwin's choice of Sonny's brother as a narrator is what makes "Sonny's Blues" significant in terms of illustrating the relationship and emotional complications of Sonny and his brother. The significance of "Sonny's Blues" lies in the way Sonny's brother describes their relationship based on what he observes, hears, and feels, and how he struggles trying to understand Sonny through the course of the story....   [tags: Sonny's Blues James Baldwin]

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Summary Of ' Buried Child ' By James Truslow Adams

- ... The couple basically argues until finally Haile leaves the house for church. The next character who is introduced is Dodge and Haile’s other son by the name of Tilden, Tilden happens to be a very weird character their eldest son who happens to be in his late forties, a lost son who has no purpose, no direction in his life. Tilden is supposed to be looking after his Father when he come in the house with his hand full of corn telling everyone he got the crops from the backyard, when really nothing goes in the backyard of their home....   [tags: Family, An American Family, James Truslow Adams]

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Drugs and Musicians in “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin

- When first reading “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin, it may initially seem that the relationship between musicians and drugs is synonymous. Public opinion suggests that musicians and drugs go hand and hand. The possibility lies that Sonny’s passion for jazz music is the underlying reason for his drug use, or even the world of jazz music itself brought drugs into Sonny’s life. The last statement is what the narrator believes to be true. However, by delving deeper and examining the theme of music in the story, it is nothing but beneficial for Sonny and the other figures involved....   [tags: Sonny’s Blues, James Baldwin, drugs, music,]

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Henry James' The Wings of the Dove

- Henry James' The Wings of the Dove This paper will present briefly Henry James and his thoughts about the art of fiction that is presented by his same titled essay before thoroughly analyzing his novel: The Wings of the Dove. James’ ideas on his article The Art of Fiction will be applied to The Wings of the Dove and the narrative style that he uses will be indicated by certain quotations taken from the novel. James had read classics of English, American, French, and German literature and Russian classics in translation....   [tags: Henry James Wings Dove Essays]

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James Joyce's The Dead

- James Joyce's The Dead In The Dead, James Joyce lets symbolism flow freely throughout his short story. James Joyce utilizes his main characters and objects in The Dead to impress upon his readers his view of Dublin’s crippled condition. Not only does this apply to just The Dead, Joyce’s symbolic themes also exude from his fourteen other short stories that make up the rest of Joyce’s book, Dubliners, to describe his hometown’s other issues of corruption and death that fuel Dublin’s paralysis. After painting this grim picture of Dublin, James Joyce uses it to express his frustration and to explain his realistic view that the only solution to the issues with Dublin depends on a move to the W...   [tags: James Joyce Dead Essays]

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Henry James' The Turn of the Screw

- Henry James' The Turn of the Screw Peter G. Beidler informs us that there have been “hundreds” of analyses of Henry James’ spine-tingling novella, The Turn of the Screw (189). Norman Macleod suggests that James himself seems to be “an author intent on establishing a text that cannot be interpreted in a definite way” (Qtd in Beidler 198). Yet, the vast majority of analyses of The Turn of the Screw seem to revolve around two sub-themes: the reality of the ghosts and the death of Miles both of which are used to answer the question of the governess’s mental stability: is she a hero or a deranged lunatic....   [tags: Henry James Turn Screw Essays]

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William James Basie's Biography

- William James Basie's Biography During the heyday of the swing era, many big bands flourished. Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, and Chick Webb fronted big bands that could swing, but none of these legends could swing like the Count Basie Orchestra. Count Basie proved that a big band could still swing, without losing the spontaneity so essential to jazz. William James Basie was born August 21, 1904 in Red Bank, New Jersey (Hare, par. 3). His father was a coachman and caretaker for a wealthy judge, and his mother took in laundry to help with the family's financial situation....   [tags: William James Basie Biography]

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Analysis of The Dead by James Joyce

- Analysis of The Dead by James Joyce James Joyce's significantly titled story “The Dead” is about a dead generation and society of people. Joyce’s decision to add Gretta’s reminiscing with the dead Michael Furey in “The Dead” is extremely important. Perhaps if Joyce decided to end the story after Gabriel’s speech or the setting up of the dinner party, we would still be left with a very pleasant short story. However, Joyce continues on with a significant encounter of the dead Michael Furey that uncovers a side Gabriel has never recognized of himself....   [tags: The Dead James Joyce Literature Essays]

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James Baldwin's Narration and Analysis in Notes of a Native Son

- Experiences There is a very thin line between love and hate in James Baldwin’s essay “Notes of a Native Son.” Throughout this essay James Baldwin continually makes references to life and death, blacks and whites, and love and hate. He uses his small experiences to explain a much larger, more complicated picture of life. From the first paragraph of the essay to the last paragraph, Baldwin continually makes connections on his point of view on life; beginning with the day his father died, to the time that his father was buried....   [tags: James Baldwin]

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James Baldwin's Life in Notes of a Native Son

- Cycles of Hatred James Baldwin lived during an extremely tumultuous time where hatred ruled the country. Race riots, beatings, and injustice flooded the cities that he, as well as most African Americans, was forced to live with every day. Many people, out of fright, suppressed their opposition to the blatant inequalities of the nation. However, some people refused to let themselves be put down solely because of their skin color and so they publicly announced their opposition. One such person was James Baldwin, who voiced his opinion through writing short stories about his experiences growing up as a black man....   [tags: James Baldwin]

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James's Pragmatism and Plato's Sophistes

- James's Pragmatism and Plato's Sophistes ABSTRACT: In the first chapter of Pragmatism, William James outlines two philosophical temperaments. He argues that though one's temperament modifies one's way of philosophizing, its presence is seldom recognized. This statement by James led me to Plato's Sophistes, especially the relationship between temperament and being. Although Plato describes certain temperaments, I hold that the main topic is being. The ancients restricted All to real being, e.g., the tangible or the immovable....   [tags: Pragmatism Sophistes Plato James Essays]

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Henry James' The Aspern Papers

- Henry James' The Aspern Papers The Aspern Papers by Henry James illustrates a classic opposition throughout the story: the underestimation of the old by the young. The narrator, Aspern’s publisher, sets himself to the task of retrieving several mysterious “papers” from a former lover of his idol, and goes in with the easy confidence of a young man who never dreams that anyone, much less an elderly lady, could be not one, but in fact several, steps ahead of him at all times in his hunt for literary gold....   [tags: Henry james Aspern papers Essays]

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Fools Crow by James Welch

- Fools Crow by James Welch We turn back the clock as Welch draws on historical sources and Blackfeet cultural stories in order to explore the past of his ancestors. As a result, he provides a basis for a new understanding of the past and the forces that led to the deciding factor of the Plains Indian tribes. Although Fools Crow reflects the pressure to assimilate inflicted by the white colonizers on the Blackfeet tribes, it also portrays the influence of economic changes during this period. The prosperity created by the hide trade does not ultimately protect the tribe from massacre by the white soldiers....   [tags: Fools Crow James Welch Essays]

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The Dismal Washington Square, by Henry James

- The Dismal Washington Square, by Henry James Curiosity about how Washington Square was received at the time it was written lead me to search for a review done at the time the book was published. Expecting that the late nineteenth century reader would have a different view of the work than a late twentieth century reader, it came as a surprise to find that an anonymous review in the February 1881 issue of Spectator related views similar to my own. The reviewer described the book as "dismal," filled with a "leaden-coloured group of emotions," while still conveying a "genius" for "painting character, and genius for conceiving unalloyed dismalness of effect, without tragedy and without comedy"...   [tags: Washington Square Henry James]

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Character in Henry James's Washington Square

- A Question of Character in Henry James's Washington Square After reading Henry James's Washington Square, I was left a bit curious as to why James had so many static characters in his novel. Character development is a major literary device in most works, but was almost completely ignored in this book. I say almost because Catherine's demeanor seems to, even if just to the most subtle degree, drift towards an unphilanthropic attitude. Dr. Austin Sloper, his two sisters and poor Morris Townsend remain rigidly in their roles from start to finish, even throughout the span of two decades....   [tags: Henry James Washington Square]

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A Critique of Henry James' Washington Square

- A Critique of Henry James' Washington Square I will admit it; I did not like Washington Square. That said, when I read the first line to Donald Hall's afterword, I felt like throwing the book away. "Everyone likes Washington Square" (220), HA. Well not me, Mr. Hall. I am not exactly sure why I kept on reading; maybe I was feeling a little masochistic that day. So, behold my surprise when I began to come across some of the author's words that expressed many of the thoughts that I had about the novel and its characters....   [tags: Henry James Washington Square]

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Dramatica Theory and James' Washington Square

- Dramatica Theory and James' Washington Square In this essay I will review a critique of James' Washington Square. I found the critique to be dry and rather clinical in its approach to this fine work by Henry James. From the beginning the article presents a cold psychological approach to the characters that James' has made live for me in the short novel. The article covers the character's name, gender, a short description of him or her, the role that character plays in the piece and then goes on to list the basic characteristics of him or her....   [tags: James Washington Square]

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Deconstructing Henry James' The Turn of the Screw

- Deconstructing Henry James's The Turn of the Screw To those readers uninitiated to the infinite guises of critical literary theory, Henry James's The Turn of the Screw might be interpreted as a textbook case of an anxiety-ridden Governess fleeing an unpromising reality and running right into the vaporous arms of her imaginary ghosts. But to the seriously literate, the text is more than the story does or does not tell; it can be read in light of many - not just one - literary theories....   [tags: James Turn of the Screw Essays]

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Symbolism in Daisy Miller by Henry James

- The story of Daisy Miller starts off in Vevey, Switzerland with Winterbourne and Daisy meeting through Daisy's brother Randolph. Winterbourne is immediately attracted to her stating, "she was strikingly, admirably pretty" (James 470). The story continues with Winterbourne giving Daisy a tour of the Chateau de Chillon, and Winterbourne returning to Geneva, where he had an older women waiting for him. Daisy ends up meeting an Italian man, Giovanelli, which eventually leads to her death of malaria....   [tags: Henry James, Daisy Miller]

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Stephen in A Portrait of the Artist by James Joyce

- Stephen in A Portrait of the Artist by James Joyce Stephen Dedalus, the main character in most of James Joyce's writings, is said to be a reflection of Joyce himself. In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the reader follows Stephen as he develops from a young child into a young artist, overcoming many conflicts both internally and externally, and narrowly escaping a life long commitment to the clergy. Through Joyce's use of free indirect style, all of Stephen's speech, actions, and thoughts are filtered through the narrator of the story....   [tags: James Joyce Papers]

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Fate in Henry James' The Beast In The Jungle

-      Henry James always managed to keep certain themes in his works similar. The one that usually stands out most is his literary battles between American and European customs. This is especially apparent in three of his works, Daisy Miller: A Study, Roderick Hudson, and The Portrait Of A Lady. However, in his short story, The Beast In The Jungle, there is another theme that takes center stage. That theme is fate; moreover, the failure to control that fate.      In The Beast In The Jungle, we are introduced to John Marcher, one of the main characters....   [tags: Henry James, The Beast In The Jungle]

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Triangular Structure in James Joyce's Dubliners

- Triangular Structure in James Joyce's Dubliners Within the body of literary criticism that surrounds James Joyce's Dubliners is a tendency to preclude analysis beyond an Irish level, beyond Joyce's own intent to "create the uncreated conscience of [his] race." However, in order to place the text within an appropriately expansive context, it seems necessary to examine the implications of the volume's predominant thematic elements within the broader scope of human nature. The "psychic drama" which places Dubliners within a three-tiered psychological framework ² desire, repression, agression ² lies at the root of a larger triangular structure that pervades many of our most fundamental belief...   [tags: James Joyce Dubliners Essays]

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Symbolism in James Baldwin's Sonny's Blues

- Symbolism in James Baldwin's Sonny's Blues Missing Works Cited Several passages found throughout "Sonny's Blues" indicate that as a whole, the neighborhood of Harlem is in the turmoil of a battle between good and evil. The narrator describes Sonny's close encounters with the evil manifested in drugs and crime, as well as his assertive attempts at distancing himself from the darker side. The streets and communities of Harlem are described as being a harsh environment which claims the lives of many who have struggled against the constant enticement of emotional escape through drugs, and financial escape through crime....   [tags: James Baldwin Sonny's Blues]

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