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Personal Statement : ' The Classy Lady That I Was Blessed On My Grandma ' By Dick Gregory

- Carrie Moody Bayouth, the classy lady that I was blessed to call my Grandma ‘Grans’ (which means Grandma). Words can not describe how awesome she was. I say that because I am sitting here not knowing what to say, or where to start. My Grans has a huge impact on my life. I never thought the day would come when we had to say our goodbyes. Nobody is ever ready for such a thing. She passed away in the year of 2009, due to cancer. Cancer really does suck, especially if you have ever lost a loved one over it....   [tags: English-language films, Family, American films]

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Analysis: Starbucks Corporate Branding

- What is a brand. What sets a company apart from its competitors is how unique they make their brand (Rockwell, 2010). In today’s market, even some celebrities have made their own names a brand. According to the American Marketing Association (AMA), a name, sign, term, symbol, design or a mixture of them makes up a brand that the public recognizes the goods and services offered as well as to be unique from other competitors. A good image is developed through professional brand management that involves maintenance, improvement and stellar customer services....   [tags: good image, professional brand]

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Bartleby, The Failure

- Bartleby, the Failure It is not rare, sometimes it is even common, that an author speaks about his or her self in their works. Herman Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener" is often considered such a story. Many of the characters in the story and images created allude to Melville's writing career, which was generally deemed a failure. The main character in the story can either be Bartleby or the narrator, but Melville partially embodies both of them. We are understanding towards the narrator's reasoning for keeping Bartleby and for the sympathy he shows for Bartleby....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Whaling Now to the Occupation in the Nineteenth Century

- Comparing Whaling Now to the Occupation in the Nineteenth Century The whaling industry has drastically changed technologically and politically from the time depicted in Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby Dick to the present. New harpoons, faster motor ships, and shore butchering stations have made whaling safer and quicker than Melville could have ever imagined. These changes are due largely to new technology and the increased value for whale products. The new methods of whaling have also caused a huge reduction in the size of the whale population....   [tags: Papers]

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Dick as Tragic Hero in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Essays

- Dick as Tragic Hero in Tender is the Night         Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night tells the story of an American psychiatrist Dick Diver and his wealthy, schizophrenic wife Nicole. We follow the deterioration of the seemingly wonderful, happy marriage of the stylish couple presented in the first book, to the finalizing divorce of the newly empowered and relatively stable Nicole and the somewhat broken, yet content Dick. Dick’s fall from grace is not entirely surprising considering the weaknesses of his character and the choices he makes throughout the novel....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]

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Dick, Nicole and Tommy's Turnings in "Tender Is the Night"

- In Tender Is The Night, Fitzgerald traces the lives of its three main characters: Dick and Nicole Diver, and Tommy Barban. Throughout the novel their tempers change, their lives turn to a different way and each one affects the other. At the beginning of the novel, book 1 presents us a perfect Diver family. Dick and Nicole Diver seem to be happy as if they were meant to each other: the perfect couple. We meet a pleasant and charming Dick Diver who knows how to handle every situation and take control over it in a very agreeable way....   [tags: American Literature]

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Dick Diver's Role as Father And Lover in Tender is the Night

- Dick Diver's Role as Father And Lover in Tender is the Night       One of the most common situations faced by people in medicine is the attachment a doctor can develop with a patient. The doctor may be psychologically empowered by the weakness and dependency of a person under his care. This impulse may be emotionally and mentally misinterpreted in a dramatic and romantic direction and “the doctor may soon find himself in love with his patient”(Stern, 29), though such a situation would owe more to control than genuine affection....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]

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The Role of Humor in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

- The Role of Humor in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle "I've narrowed comedy down to two words: clown and farts. Because first it makes you laugh, and then it makes you think." Dave Attell's joke comes remarkably close to describing exactly what it is that Kurt Vonnegut is able to do with his writing. First, he makes his readers laugh, and then he forces them to think. By employing such humorous devices as irony and satire, Vonnegut is able to bring humor to a less-than-humorous subject....   [tags: Cat's Cradle Essays]

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The Role of the Sirens in Homer's Odyssey

- The Role of the Sirens in Odyssey The Sirens in the Odyssey represent more than just a maritime danger to the passing ship. They are the desires of man that he cannot have. The Sirens can also be construed as forbidden knowledge or some other taboo object. Whatever these singing women actually are, the sailors are wise to avoid them. As usual, the wily Odysseus cheats at the rules of the game by listening to their song under the restraints constructed by his crew. In their critical review, Horkheimer and Adorno treat the song of the Sirens as a forbidden knowledge of everything....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Essays]

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The Descent of Dick Diver in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Essays

- The Descent of Dick Diver in Tender is the Night   Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicles Dick Diver's long descent (or "dying fall," [Letters 310]) to ruin at the hands of women. Diver, the novel's protagonist and antagonist, seeks to overthrow feminine power. Dick needs to control the women in his life. To him, women want to be dependent; they are weak, lost souls who need the guidance only a man can give. In turn, women are parasites who feed on him and ultimately destroy his genius....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]

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Philip K. Dick: the Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

- Philip K. Dick's The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch is a deeply symbolic work. Centered largely on concepts of soft science fiction, Dick presents to the reader a work which is based essentially on themes of philosophy and theology; he leads the reader to ponder such concepts as the true nature of reality and the direction in which our current society is headed based on then-current social and cultural phenomena - specifically, the growing use of hallucinogenic drugs in the 1960s. These themes are presented by way of a dystopian future set in the year 2016....   [tags: American Literature]

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History of Herman Melville

- Herman Melville was born in New York City on August 1, 1819. He was the third child of eight. Herman went to school early in New York City. His dad used to travel a lot and used to tell him stories which sparked his love of adventure. His father was always on boats and told stories about the giant waves and the ships breaking like sticks. His father also enjoyed talking about Liverpool also, being that it was one of his father’s favorite places to visit. His father was an importer of French goods and became bankrupt and insane and he died when Melville was 12....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Another Ernest Hemingway

- Many of Ernest Hemingway's books have had different meaning and all could be interpreted in different way, but there has never been so much written about his other stories. Well the Old Man and the Sea had more written about it than any of his other novels and there have never been so many different types of interpretations about his other novels. The Old Man and the Sea is a book in which can be interpreted in many different ways. Here you will read what many critics have composed about the story of a great writer, Ernest Hemingway....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Critical Analysis Of Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep

- In Philip K. Dick's, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, animals have nearly become extinct after World War Terminus and the resulting nuclear fallout. This has suddenly caused animals to become a symbol of wealth and prestige rather than simply a slab of meat bought at the grocery store. But all-the-while, throughout the novel, Dick makes it apparent that the role of animals is actually to satisfy the owner's desire to simply own a real animal, opposed to a replicant animal, which is seen through the interactions of Deckard and his sheep, then again with his goat, and also with Isidore with the cat....   [tags: Phillip Dick]

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Melvilles Characters/comparison Of Captain Ahab And Billy Budd

- Melville’s Characters Melville’s characters are distinct individuals that have some similarities and differences. There are three traits that tie Captain Ahab and Billy Budd together even though they are on different sides in the fight between Good and Evil. They each have communication problems that play a part in their deaths. Neither of them can see an issue from another point of view, nor can they be influenced by others, although for entirely different reasons. Ahab and Billy share a few traits even though they are generally opposite characters....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher

- In the novel, Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, we learn the story of an abused girl trying to survive the world that she's found herself in. She never had any friends until she was in the sixth grade when she met Eric. Since Eric has always been overweight, he has always been an outcast. The other kids call him Moby since he's on the swim team; that's their clever way of saying that he is like Moby Dick the whale. Sarah and Eric have been friends for six years, but Sarah gradually stops talking not only to Eric, but to everyone....   [tags: This essay is repeated.]

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Skating First US Men's Olympic Gold Medal

- Imagine being the first person to ever land a double-axel jump at the most important figure skating competition in the world. That is exactly how Dick Button won the first U.S. Men’s Olympic gold medal for figure skating. With excitement in his eyes, he went up to accept his gold medal. Little did he know, that would not be the last time he would accept a gold medal. Button is the winner of seven consecutive U.S. championships. Dick Button was born on July 18, 1929, in Englewood, New Jersey. When he was young, his mother wanted him to play piano and his father wanted him to play ice hockey....   [tags: dick button, winter olympics, skating]

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The Clash of Real and Fake in Phillip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

- Phillip K. Dick wrote a great number of science fiction books throughout his life time. His books usually consist of fact/ un-real elements which in due fact create such am un-real imagine of life and all that’s in it, which cause the reader to be at a confused stage wondering what is real and what is fake. Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. is set the bay area after World War Terminus has devastated the population of Earth leaving it nearly uninhabitable and created a post-apocalyptic Earth....   [tags: humanity, empathy, confusion]

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Similarities Between Dick Diver and Abe North in Tender is the Night

- Similarities Between Dick Diver and Abe North in Tender is the Night        Dick Diver and Abe North are characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, Tender is the Night. As presented in the beginning of the novel, Dick Diver and Abe North did not seem to have much in common.  As the character of Dick Diver developed, the reader found the characters to be parallel to each other. There were numerous unexpected similarities as the novel progressed. The presentation of Abe North's character “served as a preview to the fate of Dick Diver”(Stern, 117)....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]

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Allegations Against The Kosovo Liberation Army

- Two months ago Dick Marty’s prominent report on human organ trafficking started a wind of change for the newborn republic of Kosovo. In a detailed report named “Inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in Kosovo”, Marty, a former Swiss prosecutor and member of the Swiss Liberal Party, alleged serious crimes committed by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the war in 1999. As the report itself states, Dick Marty resorts to the same allegations written in the book of the former Prosecutor at International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTFY), Carla Del Ponte....   [tags: Dick Marty and Carla Del Ponte]

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My Dream of the Ocean: A Narrative Fiction

- ... Then I floated in an indigo ink sea, only using the lights and engines when necessary, checking my thermometers frequently and logging my status. I bumped into sharks, coral crusted rocks and sunken ships. Content was discovered in the silent water. For I was happily insulated by a magical skin that was both stronger than steel and softer than memory foam. Five months in, I noticed we were sinking. When I looked out, there was a giant octopus hugging the Moby, sharp beak scraping against the curved sides as trying to shove it in his mouth....   [tags: water, boat, repairs, ocean]

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Philip K. Dick: One of the More Prolific Science Fiction Writers of the 20th Century

- Philip K. Dick is one of the more prolific science fiction writers of the second half of the 20th century. His dark plots, themes, and characterizations differ greatly from those who preceded him. This has seemingly translated well onto the big screen, as at last count, nearly ten of his novels and short stories have been adapted into films. Several of these films have garnered critical acclaim for both their movie credentials and use of source material. Blade Runner, originally released in 1982 and based off a 1968 novel entitled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Last of the Mohicans as a Mixture of Genres

- James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans as a Mixture of Genres James Fenimore Cooper's The last of the Mohicans is often seen as a simple adventure story within the historical frame of the French and Indian war. Only if we analyze the novel in a closer way, we will realize that it goes beyond this label and that its sources are many and varied, giving the work the richness of the genres on which Cooper's novel is based. These are romanticism, western, (being its author one of the forerunners of these genres in the U.S.A.), captivity narratives and epic....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Una's Search for Religion in Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife

- Una's Search for Religion in Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife Herman Melville's Moby Dick is a novel filled with references to the Bible and God. In writing Ahab's Wife, Sena Naslund could not ignore Melville's biblical allusions. Naslund's novel is a reaction to Moby Dick, and therefore Una does not accept Melville's omnipresent religion. She cannot bring herself to belief in the basic tenants of Christianity, and is constantly searching for a new community, or philosophy that will embrace her ideals....   [tags: Naslund Ahab's Wife Essays]

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Analysis of Critical Essays on Benito Cereno

- Analysis of Critical Essays on Benito Cereno It is possible to divide the critics into two camps regarding Herman Melville's purpose in writing "Benito Cereno." Joseph Schiffman, Joyce Adler, and Sidney Kaplan all argue that Melville wrote the story to make a comment on slavery. On the other hand, Sandra Zagarell and Allan Emery contend that Melville goes beyond slavery and is pointing out other flaws in mid Nineteenth century American notion. "Benito Cereno" tells the story of a slave revolt on a ship at sea....   [tags: Benito Cereno Essays]

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The Theme of Nature in Literary Works

- The Theme of Nature in Literary Works In his Poetics, Plato contemplates the nature of aesthetics and existence. He postulates that for every existing object and idea there is an absolute "ideal" which transcends human experience. He further concludes that art, including literature, is an aesthetic representation of real objects and ideas that is used to better understand their "ideals." In theory, as an object becomes closer ideal it also becomes a better subject for the artist. American artists in particular have been given an invaluable opportunity to explore this realm of the Platonic ideal....   [tags: Papers]

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Phillip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Movie The Matrix

- Phillip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. and Movie The Matrix What role will computers play in the future. What happens when artificial intelligence gets to the point of actually allowing machines to give birth to original thoughts, or suppose artificial intelligence became identical or superior to human intelligence. While attempting to answer these thought-provoking questions deeper questions arise that are more pertinent in our lives such as what defines being human, or as Morpheous says, “What is…real?” The Matrix as well as the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Phillip K....   [tags: Compare Contrast Papers]

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A Reflection On Herman Melvilles Accomplishments

- A Reflection On Herman Melville's Accomplishments "As an author Melville both courted failure and scorned success."(pg. 613, A Companion to Melville Studies). How many famous legends in time have existed to know no fame. How many remarkable artist have lived and died never receiving due credit for there work. Herman Melville is clearly an artist of words. Herman Melville is certainly a prodigy when it comes to writing. Herman Melville never received hardly any credit for any of his works....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Comparison of the Presentation of the Characters Jay Gatsby and Dick Diver from The Great Gatsby

- Comparison of the Presentation of the Characters Jay Gatsby and Dick Diver from The Great Gatsby      F. Scott Fitzgerald is known as a writer who chronicled his times. This work has been critically acclaimed for portraying the sentiments of the American people during the 1920s and 1930s. ‘The Great Gatsby’ was written in 1924, whilst the Fitzgeralds were staying on the French Riviera, and ‘Tender is the Night’ was written nearly ten years later, is set on, among other places, the Riviera. There are very interesting aspects of these works, such as the way Fitzgerald treats his so-called heroes, and to what extent we can call them heroic....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Essays]

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Analyzing Literary Tone: Emerson, Thoreau, Melville and Hawthorne

- Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self Reliance, Henry David Thoreau's Where I Lived and What I Lived For, Nathaniel Hawthorne's Dr. Heidegger's Experiment and Herman Melville's Moby Dick are all considered to be models of timeless writing. Each author was skilled but each wrote with their own tone. There are both parallels and disagreements between these writer's tones. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote to inspire and to change the thought process of the everyday man, in hopes that society would improve. He is intensely critical of society as a whole, but believes that a man can change himself....   [tags: American Literature]

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P.K. Dick’s The Minority Report and Steven Spielberg’s The Minority Report

- P.K. Dick’s The Minority Report and Steven Spielberg’s The Minority Report Death can occur in four ways. A person can die from a physical illness, viruses and infections. A person can die from an accident. A person can commit suicide. Finally a person can be murdered by another person. What if murders could be prevented. In P.K. Dick’s story The Minority Report, and in Spielberg’s film The Minority Report, the future can be altered by using incredible technology. The success of Spielberg’s adaptation of Dick’s short story to film can be determined by the way each was presented....   [tags: Film Movies]

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Comparing Hawthorne's and Melville's Works

- Similarities in Hawthorne's and Melville's Works Insanity can be a dark descent into the strange, nightmarish unknown realms of the mind unable to return to the known world of reason. This is a major theme in literature, and is particularly evident in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. The nightmarish undertones are one of the main similarities in Hawthorne's and Melville's works. Another similarity is writing style. Both men write very descriptively, and their writing is based more in intellect than emotion....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Man in the High Castle: Criticisms of Reality and Dictatorship by Philip K. Dick

- The Man in the High Castle: Criticisms of Reality and Dictatorship by Philip K. Dick “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” -Philip K. Dick Botwinick writes in A History of the Holocaust, “The principle that resistance to evil was a moral duty did not exist for the vast majority of Germans. Not until the end of the war did men like Martin Niemoeller and Elie Wiesel arouse the world’s conscience to the realization that the bystander cannot escape guilt or shame” (pg....   [tags: Holocaust Hitler History]

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Comparing Success in Horatio Alger's Ragged Dick and the Life of Colin Powell

- Success in Horatio Alger's Ragged Dick and the Life of Colin Powell What does success mean to you. I think the idea of success is affected by the social system. In America and Hong Kong, which are capitalistic societies affected by the American Dream, success means money and fame. In other societies, success might have different meanings. Some people said money and fame is the true meaning of success, but I think that the true meaning of success is to follow the interest of your own and being good at it, but not money and fame....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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America's Cultural Identity

- Europeans and people throughout the world came to America to evade religious oppression and begin anew with a culture that was like no other. In the nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson made a statement of how America was declaring cultural independence from their European ancestry. The United States became a melting pot of the world; blending people, language and heritage creating opportunity for even the the lowest and most hated ethnic groups. Slaves began to have their own unique culture and literature for the first time....   [tags: US literary movements]

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Dick Diver as Control Freak in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Essays

- Dick Diver as Control Freak in Tender Is the Night     In Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night, Dick Diver is assigned the role of doctor, but he does not play this role convincingly. In modern technical terms, Diver is a control freak, more dysfunctional than his star patient and wife, Nicole Diver. As Diver loses control of more and more situations and begins to assume Nicole's instabilities, his integrity lessens -- he becomes more of a drunkard and less of a psychiatrist.   Diver's profession as a psychiatrist is the first signal Fitzgerald gives the reader that Diver's character thrives on understanding and conquering the human mind....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]

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The Power of Words

- The Power of Words We use words every single day of our lives. It's the easiest way for humans to communicate. Without words, we would be left with only grunts, and gestures. This demonstrates how important, and powerful, words are. But just how powerful are words. Words have been known to cause wars, or create peace. In fact, the words one chooses can mean the difference between anger and peace. Take for instance, the synonyms of "shut-up" and "be quiet." Though they both mean the same thing, "shut-up" has a much greater amount of hostility than "be quiet." Word choice is certainly an important factor in the English language....   [tags: Papers]

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Anti-Transcendentalists

- Antitranscendentalists Do you know anyone who is destroying themselves and others by their actions. If so this person is an antitranscendentalist. Antitranscendentalism is a literary term to describe a character’s potential to do harm to themselves. Along with bringing harm to himself or killing himself, he usually brings harm to others in one form or another. Another characteristic of an antitranscendentalist character is that there is usually signs or clues that tell the character that he is destroying himself, but the character chooses the ignore the signs or clues....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Herman Melville

- Herman Melville In 1850 while writing The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne's publisher introduced him to another writer who was in the midst of a novel. This was Herman Melville, the book Moby Dick. Hawthorne and Melville became good friends at once, for despite their dissimilar backgrounds, they had a great deal in common. Melville was a New Yorker, born in 1819, one of eight children of a merchant of distinguished lineage. His father, however, lost all his money and died when the boy was 12....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Edgar Allan. Poe and H. L. Mencken’s Uses of Humor in Negative Reviews

- ... Why write escapist ‘wastes-of-time’ that prove no quality or benefit to society, when you could write the next great Moby Dick or 1984. By using sarcasm to deliver his conclusion instead of just lambasting the novel, he makes it okay for the readers to laugh at it too, and wonder what the value was that we saw in it anyways. Though an effective tool in “Lachrymose Love,” Mencken’s positive review of Theodore Dreiser in his essay, “A Modern Tragedy,” lacks as much of a sense of humor. He demonstrates a similar viewpoint on what the import values are, praising the novel as “a criticism and an interpretation of life” (245), which does not try to outdo itself with fancy language and over-the...   [tags: writers, sarcasm, literary analysis, reviews]

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Comparing and Contrasting Ancient Greek Drinking Vessels and the Present Day Starbucks Cup

- There are a handful of differences and similarities from an Ancient Greek drinking vessel and a Starbucks cup some people may not take into consideration. While comparing and contrasting a Starbucks coffee cup and Ancient Greek drinking vessels I will take careful notation into the differences and similarities of their form, function and decoration of the artifacts. I will go into careful detail of what the ancient Greeks used to create their drinking vessels. Also, I will elaborate the functions that the Ancient Greeks first had in mind and what uses they had during the different time periods....   [tags: Compare/Contrast]

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Middle School Was A Confusing Period Of Time For Me As A Student

- Middle school was a confusing period of time for me as a student. Throughout my whole scholastic career, getting A’s was not a problem for me – especially in classes that involved writing and reading. I started reading earlier than any of my classmates, which allowed me to excel far beyond the level that my grade reflected. This began to become more of a curse than a blessing to me as a thirteen-year-old misfit. I had never been very socially adept which, topped with how far ahead academically I was, only made things worse with those I tried to fit in with....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, School types]

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Starbucks Opened Its First Location At Seattle Washington 's Pike Place Market

- In March of 1971, Starbucks opened its first location in Seattle Washington’s Pike Place Market. The owners Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegel, and Gordon Bowker had no intentions of serving coffee but a place to sell coffee beans and coffee machine equipment. After ten years of selling beans and machines, Howard Schultz was hired as Director of Retail Operations. He decided it was best to start selling and serving coffee. The owners had not been convinced on selling and serving coffee, so Howard decided to leave and start his own business called II Giornale (a chain of coffee bars) in 1986 (Coffee, n.d.)....   [tags: Starbucks, Coffee, Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin-Robbins]

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Spiritually Governing the Role of an Epic Hero in Three Day Road

- Three Day Road is padded with topes and many rich illusions and other literary devices in order for Joseph Boyden to explain the many different sub-plots and themes that are established throughout the novel. Boyden innovatively composes the story of Xavier by alternating between the past and present by developing the two protagonists stories into one central idea of spiritual wellness. The events that are first brought to the reader are in the present, here it is seen to give a basis on the spirit in native culture, for example in the story of the Windigo....   [tags: Joseph Boyden, Literary Analysis]

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Perserving the Classics in the Portable Phonography by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

- “When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted, or take them with gratitude.” This quote by G. K. Chesterson, representing people’s struggle to show future generations what life was like by preserving classics. This is shown by the phonograph in “The Portable Phonograph” by Walter Van Tilburg Clark. “The Portable Phonograph” has many examples of symbolism including the portable phonograph, the needle, the records, the lead pipe, the books, and elements of setting including the prairie, the cell and the cell block, and the black cloud strips....   [tags: objects, symobolic, setting]

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Starbucks: A business model for success now and in the future

- “Starbucks was named after Starbuck, first mate of the whaleship Pequod in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick…Starbuck was pluralized for ease of use” (Burks, 2009, p. 1). Now President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Howard Schultz formed Starbucks Corporation in 1987 after purchasing the name Starbucks, six stores and a roasting plant from previous owners, Jerry Baldwin and Gordon Bowker (Burks, 2009). Starbucks operates under a successful value chain management strategy. Their value chain encompasses a systematic approach to the way business is done....   [tags: Business, Entrepreneurship]

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A Trip to Redemption in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

- ... Since this quote comes from the beginning of the book, we do not know what Amir did that is worthy of redemption, or even why Rahim Khan is calling Amir. But, later in that chapter, it is revealed that something very dark and life-changing is lurking in Amir’s past; something that he will forever regret. “I thought about Hassan. Thought about Baba. Ali. Kabul. I thought of the life I had lived until the winter of 1975 came along and changed everything. And made me what I am today” (2). This is what Amir thinks to himself as he is debating on whether or not to go back to Afghanistan....   [tags: guilt, bond, past]

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Writers During The Age of Discovery and The Romantic Period

- OUTLINE Writers throughout history have always influenced or have been influenced by the era that which they live in. Many famous authors arose during The Age of Discovery and The Romantic Period all of whom had very distinctive writing styles that held true to their era. To find the differences between the two eras, it is important to understand the era at which time the literature was wrote, the writing style, and the subject matter. I. Introduction II. Description of two eras A. The Age of Enlightenment B. Romantic Period III. Writing styles A. The Age of Enlightenment a) Thomas Paine “Common Sense” b) Ben Franklin “Poor Richards Almanack” B. Romantic Period a) Ralph Waldo Em...   [tags: Thomas Paine, Edgar Allan Poe]

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How Herman Melville and Mrs. Hausman Influenced My Story

- It was in the absurd and unnatural intercourse of Herman Melville and Mrs. Hausman, my college communications teacher, that my story was conceived. I had already given several speeches for Mrs. Hausman and had grown weary of the class when she insisted on one more speech for our final grade. I went straight to brainstorming but when I looked down after fifteen minutes of pondering I found an unblemished piece of white paper. Desperate for a subject I scanned the classroom and saw a flyer advertising commercial fishing job opportunities in Alaska....   [tags: gray skies and stormy seas]

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The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe

- When discussing romantic writers, Nathaniel Hawthorne, I believe, immediately comes to mind. Even though, Poe is not one of the authors that come to mind immediately, he cannot be forgotten as a romantic writer as well. People mainly think that Hawthorne and Poe are polar opposites but they are not so different. Yes, Hawthorne and Poe write differently and have different views they both write about the dark aspects of romanticism. When my sister was in high school her favorite subject was English, even though, she was not very good at it, she loved to write....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, ]

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Dark Romanticism in Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven

- The famous or, one might say, infamous line from Edgar Allen Poe's “The Raven”: “Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore',” haunts the psyche and characterizes the Dark Romanticism literary movement (Probst 282-6). Prevalent in the early to mid 19th century, this movement continued to gain momentum for decades due partially to the success of Edgar Allen Poe, Herman Melville, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Likewise, this popularity can be attributed to the subconscious interest of fear and pain (“Dark Romanticism and the Gothic Literature Movement” 6)....   [tags: morbid, evil, puritanism]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Satirist of the 1800’s

- Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writings have been read for many years, and many of his books have been on the required reading lists in the school curricula. His works convey themes of psychology and human nature through his crafty use of allegory and symbolism. These were essential tools in addressing topics that were too radical to be publicly addressed in the nineteenth century (Magill 1). He used these techniques to criticize some part of society, which is evident in his use of satire in the religious world (Hilton 1)....   [tags: Biography]

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Books Are Tools for Learning Not Enemies

- Books Are Tools for Learning, Not Enemies Literature is and always has been a way of expressing ideas and opinions, inspiring others and telling great stories. And yet, in today’s society, many pieces of literature have been banned, for reasons ranging from of racial slurs to explicit sexual content. Book banning is by far the most utilized way of doing this, either by literary boards, public libraries or governments. But if one were to take examine these ‘banned books’, they would find that a large portion of these are classics....   [tags: literature, banned, public, censorship]

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The Supreme Good : Ruler Over Morals

- Supreme Good: Ruler over Morals Melville an American writer, is best known for his most popular novel Moby Dick, though in this novel, it does not broach the important topics which some of his novellas do. For example, Billy Budd, Sailor, a classic novella has become world renowned for its amazing portrayal of innocence and good against evil. In Melville’s novella, a young innocent sailor named Billy Budd aboard a British naval warship named the H.M.S. Bellipotent. Billy shorty after boarding H.M.S....   [tags: Good and evil, Evil, Billy Budd, Value theory]

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Starbucks: Evaluation of the International Business Strategy

- Starbucks first opened its doors in Seattle’s Pike Place Market with the name being coined from that of Moby Dick’s first mate (Schultz & Yang 1999). It has spread its shops across North America, all over Europe, the Middle East, Latin America as well as the Pacific Rim with an estimated 35 million customer weekly (Michelli, 2008). With tremendous growth from a small time coffee shop, the company has matured to an international icon that today it is one of the world’s leading retailer, roaster and brand specialty coffee (Story, 1971)....   [tags: Starbucks Analysis]

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Puritanism and the 19th Century American Novels

- The Puritans were the dissidents from the Anglican Church. The Anglican Church had become corrupt and a need to establish purity was felt by many of its devout members; hence The Puritans. The Puritans were the vanguard of the Republican revolution of the 1640s which was directed at the monarch of England. However, the restoration of monarchy in the middle of the 17th century brought disillusionment with the state of England and the diehard Puritans set sail from Old England to the virgin land of America to establish their New England....   [tags: American Literature ]

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The Life and Work of Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Historical Background Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4th, 1804 and died on May 19, 1864. The Hawthorne legacy was one of the strict Puritanism which grapped with his stories and his novels. The original family name was Hathorne he added a ‘w’ to distinguish himself. In 1848, Zachary Taylor won presidency, Hawthorne lost his job which was given as a part of the Democratic Party, and Taylor’s presidency left the Whigs in change and Hawthorne without a job. He married Sophia Peabody at her parents’ home in Boston....   [tags: legacy, scarlett letter, writer]

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Best Known Artists of the Romanticism Era

- Romanticism is an era of complex artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that displays many varieties of style themes and content. It arose in the second half of the 18th century. During the Romantic period the amount of people who could and could not read increased dramatically. As the Romanticism Literature movement, a short yet quiet complex period, which paved the wave of strong emotions and themes that were perceived as heroic through poetry, political pamphlets, reviews, drama, and novels and became popular within England and America in the eighteen and in nineteenth century....   [tags: allan poe, wordsworth, gordon]

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The Destruction of Innocent Billy Budd

- Written by Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailor (An Inside Narrative) describes the story of a sailor named William "Billy" Budd who is exchanged for another sailor to work aboard the warship H.M.S. Bellipotent. Billy is described as the Handsome Sailor, and his innocence is exposed through his actions. However, his innocence leads to his ignorance when he is believed to be apart of a mutiny by his rival John Claggart, who is the master-at-arms aboard the ship. Claggart reveals his accusations to Captain Edward Fairfax Vere....   [tags: Analysis, Herman Melville]

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Timeline of American Literature and Events

- King James I granted the Virginia Company of London a charter to create an English settlement in North America in June 1606. Their goals were to find gold and determine a waterway which would take them to the Orient. The Virginia Company set foot on Jamestown on May 14, 1607 to form the Virginia English Colony. Approximately one third of the colonists survived the winter of the “Starving Time” in 1609, and fifteen years later in 1624, Virginia became a crown colony when the king dismissed the Virginia Company Charter due to the Algonquians attack which killed over 300 settlers....   [tags: english colonies, puritans, leadership, church]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne and Puritan Culture

- One of Hawthorne’s best novels was The Scarlet Letter which presents a stable and sad tale of love and betrayal it was set in the context of the seventeenth-century, Puritan, New England. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s authorial intentions were to be the first American writer to explore hidden motivations of characters. His intentions of his beliefs were to show people that witchcraft wasn’t real and that Puritans were paranoid. Even though he had a Puritan descent he hated them with a passion he was ashamed of what his grandfather was and he added the w to his name through the shame of his history....   [tags: Authors]

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Establishing the Tradition of Excellence

- Every nation displays its own style of literature. Simple. But it’s what shapes the literature that really makes it unique. A nation’s history is what really defines a country’s literature. This history serves as a foundation, or base, for every masterpiece, unknowingly (and even knowingly) intertwining itself between and inside every ornate word, and every delicate phrase. It is what makes one country’s literature, better than another’s. Basically, a nation’s literature reflects and parallels its history....   [tags: American Literature ]

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Target Market Analysis of Starbucks

- Introduction Starbucks Company was established in 1971 with their first store in Western Avenue from that same year to 1976. They started as retailers of ground coffee tea and spices with a single in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market. Starbucks is named after the first mate in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and their logo is inspired by the sea-featuring a twin-tailed siren from Greek mythology. Starbucks had always wanted to inspire the human spirit. They believe in serving the best coffee by growing the coffee under quality standards....   [tags: Environmental Factors, Marketing]

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Madness: Godly Experience Gone Wrong

- The controversial topic of insanity manifests itself commonly in Romantic writing, and has been one much disputed over time. Some say that people who seem crazy are so above our own level of thought and understanding that we can’t possibly begin to identify with them and that we can find genius in the form of ordinary lunatics who connect to God and divinity in ways “normal” people don’t comprehend. Throughout works such as “The Cask of Amontillado and “The Castaway”, the authors question insanity with ideas that show the possible outcomes when one looks deep inside themselves for a divine spark or intuition....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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The Power and the Glory

- Sometimes we hop on the Speedline to Camden's RAND Transportation Center, then take the River LINE up to Bordentown or Burlington City to spend the day walking around, admiring the historic sights in those old towns. Ulysses Grant's family lived at 309 Wood Street in Burlington City from 1864 until the end of the war. He was there when Lincoln sent him an invitation to attend a play at Fords Theater, which luckily, he declined. The ride up there goes through some interesting areas of Camden and past landmarks like the old Federal St....   [tags: Literature]

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The Inspirations of Steven Spielberg

- Schindler’s List, Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Jurassic Park, notable movies all directed by the inspiring person; Steven Spielberg. He even produced the Transformers series. No one really knows who Steven Spielberg really is, however, everyone is familiar with the movies he has produced and directed. Steven Spielberg was born December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio.2 “To deal with stress he would make movies which would be his shield against bullies at school, trouble at home, and any issues he dealt with.”1 He was the oldest child of three sisters....   [tags: movies, entertainment, inspiration]

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Starbucks Coffee Operation Management

- Introduction: 3 The Transformation Role of Operations Management: 3 Starbucks Coffee Hiratage: 3 Starbucks Coffee Mission: 4 Starbucks' Supply Chain Objectives 5 Product quality, service reliability and management of operations at Starbucks 6 Introduction: Every business is managed through multiple business functions each responsible for managing certain aspects of the business. Operations management (OM) is the business function responsible for managing the process of creation of goods and services....   [tags: Starbucks Analysis]

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In Between the Lines

- I chose to compare the essays of Paulo Freire and Richard Rodriguez. Paulo Freire’s essay “The Banking concept of Education” talks of how education is mostly one sided and oppressive. He sees this as something that is detrimental to society’s future as a whole, and in his essay describes in detail how the “banking” concept is faltered. However, in Rodriguez’s essay “The Achievement of Desire” he is the model student that thrives in the kind of system that Freire was describing in “The Banking concept of Education”....   [tags: Comparative Essay, Paulo Freire, Richard Rodriguez]

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The Monsters Inside Me

- ... It can also be applied figuratively to a person with similar characteristics such as a greedy person or a person who does horrible things: “that person is a monster”. The word "monster" derives from the Latin word monstrum, which is an unusual occurrence that was taken as a sign that something was wrong within the natural order of the world or it may indicate something evil. However, the root of monstrum is the Latin word monere, which does not only mean to warn, but also to instruct. Therefore, a monster can also be seen as a sign or a lesson to be learned....   [tags: personal reflection]

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Ray Bradbury Biography

- Ray Bradbury Biography U.S. author, born in Waukegan, Ill., on Aug. 22, 1920. In his stories, Bradbury wove together the intrigue of changing technology with insightful social commentary. One of his best-known works was 'The Martian Chronicles’; a collection of interrelated stories concerning colonization of the planet Mars those attracted readers both young and old. In it, Bradbury portrayed the strengths and weaknesses of human beings as they encountered a new world. Ray Bradbury grew up in Waukegan and in Los Angeles, where he founded a magazine called Futuria Fantasia while in high school....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bartleby the Scrivener: The Mysterious Bartleby

- “Bartleby the Scrivener”, by Herman Melville, is a work of literature with deep seated meaning. In this short story the narrator, who is a lawyer, hires an unusual employee, Bartleby. This man fascinates the lawyer to the point of causing him to excessively accommodate Bartleby, despite loss of profit from these privileges bestowed upon the nonconforming scrivener. Bartleby appears to be a manifestation of Melville’s inner feelings at the time of the writing of the text. So little is known of Bartleby that the reason behind his condition is almost entirely unascertainable....   [tags: Herman Melville]

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The American Renaissance

- In America, the American Renaissance was the period in 1835-1880 in which United States literature came of age as an expression of a national spirit. Literature became one of the most historically significant effects that occurred throughout the time period of the American Renaissance. The American Renaissance is also characterized by renewed national self-confidence new ideas and technologies. Politically and economically, this era coincides with the Gilded Age and the New Imperialism. By the end of the eighteenth century, Enlightenment secularism made profound progress into American thoughts....   [tags: American History]

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Company Aanalysis: Starbucks

- Introduction Starbucks has become a global coffee brand. Its position in the market has revolutionized the way people perceive and consume their coffee. It is estimated that Starbucks has over 87,000 different combinations of coffee, which offers the widest range of coffee brands in the world. Company Overview & Mission Company Background Starbucks opened its doors on March 30, 1971 in Seattle, Washington (SC. 2014). The company was started by three students from University of San Francisco. Originally the company was named Pequod and later renamed whaling ship and Moby-Dick (SC....   [tags: coffee house franchises ]

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Starbucks Coffee Presentation

- Slide 1: Economic Position Company history • Starbucks coffee was founded by three teachers at the University of San Francisco. These three teachers wanted to open a coffee shop in which sold high quality beans and equipment. • The name “Starbucks”, came from the name of the chief mate on the whaling ship from the book Moby Dick. The Company • Starbucks is a multination corporation, which first opened in 1971 in Seattle. It started off as a single store in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market....   [tags: Power Point Presentation]

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The Problems Defining Genre

- The Problems Defining Genre Genre denotes a systematic way to categorize literature. The term might be considered academic jargon; however, it produces up a set of expectations that allow us to judge literature. These expectations or criteria also allow us to compare with other literature in the same as well as different genres. In spite of these expectations, genre does not dictate a set of rigid rules; in fact, genre is more descriptive than prescriptive. Problems in defining genre often arise because there are frequently sub-genres: romantic comedy might be considered a sub-genre of comedy, revenge tragedy of tragedy and gothic horror of horror....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Nathaniel Hawthorne was an early American writer that has had a powerful influence on literature for literally centuries. He was known for penning short stories that still have a powerful impact. This writer had a unique style and incorporated definite themes in his writings. This essay will explore Nathaniel’s early life, writings and delve into his specific style of storytelling. Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. He had 2 siblings and was the child of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Hathorne....   [tags: Biography]

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Comparing Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

- Comparing Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. How do we know that we are human and, if we are human, what does it mean to be human. These two philosophical inquiries are explored in great depth in Ridley Scott's film "Blade Runner", and of course the text of Philip K. Dick's wonderful novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. on which the film is based. Most would agree that these themes exist in the novel, but a handful of critics and academics have some doubt as to their presence in the film....   [tags: Films Movies]

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Dicks' Androids and Scotts' Replicants

- Dicks' Androids and Scotts' Replicants Philip K. Dick has written over fifty novels, and is considered among some of the greatest experimental writers of the 1950s and '60s, such as; William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, and Thomas Pynchon.(Star 34) He has written science- fiction and regular fiction. His fiction usually spoke of people trying to figure out who they are, or what they are supposed to be. He is best known, however, for his work in science-fiction, and this represents the majority of his work....   [tags: Philip K. Dick Ridley Scott]

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The Dark Romantics

- The dark Romantics describe life as evil, sinful, insane, and deceptive, which is more like life today. For example, the town’s people in the “Black Veil” can be seen as evil and sinful. The reason they are thought as evil and sinful is because they say things about him because he is wearing the black veil. This can be seen in Hawthorns the minister and the Black veil when Mr. Hooper says, ”why do you tremble at me. Cried he turning his veiled face around the circle of pale specters. Tremble also at each other....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Aesthetic, the Postmodern and the Ugly: The Rustle of Language in William S. Burroughs’ The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded

- The Aesthetic, the Postmodern and the Ugly: The Rustle of Language in William S. Burroughs’ The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded Ugliness is everywhere. It is on the sidewalks—the black tar phlegm of old flattened bubblegum—squashed beneath the scraped soles of suited foot soldiers on salary. It is in the straddled stares of stubborn strangers. It is in the cancer-coated clouds that gloss the sweet-tooth sky of the Los Angeles Basin with bathtub scum sunsets rosier than any Homer finger-painted dawn....   [tags: Essays Papeers]

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