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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edger Allen Poe

- The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edger Allen Poe Lost at Sea The book I choose to read is Edger Allen Poe's only novel "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym". This is a fiction novel and can be considered many different themes. But I think the main one would be adventure. In this novel I believe Poe was trying to keep the reader on the edge like in everyone of his stories. However this one especially I think could have been based on voyages that he himself encountered in the past. I think Poe was trying to give his readers a feel of how it is to be on the open sea....   [tags: Poe Analysis Gordon Pym]

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Tiger, Pym, and Nantucket

- Of the many characters in Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym one of the most notable, yet slowly fading characters is Tiger. Moreover, depending on the point in the story Tiger is either described as a key part of Pym’s life, or he is a mere addition thrown into the story as an afterthought. Poe introduces Tiger while Pym is in the cargo hold of the ship. Tiger stays with Pym through his most trying time in the cargo hold: when he feels abandoned and completely alone for several days. Pym describes this by saying that after he found Tiger with him, he felt “a giddy overpowering sense of deliverance and reanimation…” (18)....   [tags: Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym]

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Racism in Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

- Poe’s writing is often accused of racism; to what extent does The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym fit with this characterisation. NEED 100 or more words – Introduction in PYM about audience and commercial. The works of Poe have often been considered to have underlying tones of racism throughout with The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, to a large extent, being seen to fit this characterisation. However, it can also be argued to some extent that the novel is not a work of racism, which can be shown in a number of areas....   [tags: characterization analysis]

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Macbeth and Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

- Similarities between Macbeth, of Shakespeare's Macbeth, and Augustus, of Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym In literature, when the natural order becomes skewed, a character may die to restore order.  Often, there is a savior who sacrifices his or her life so that other characters might live.  In "Macbeth," after the king is assassinated, the balance is disturbed.  "The night has been unruly: where we lay, Our chimneys were blown down; and, as they say,  Lamentings heard I'th'air; strange screams of death, And, prophesying with accents terrible Of dire combustion, and confus'd events, New hatch'd to th' woeful time, the obscure bird Clamour'd the livelong night: some say, the earth Was fever...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Narrative Styles In Poe, Melville, Hawthorne

- narrative styles in Melville’s Bartleby, Poe’s Arthur Gordon Pym, and Hawthorne’s The House of Seven Gables. How all three authors utilize a “conversational” tone for the function of their work. In works by three of the most classically American authors of the nineteenth century, Melville, Poe, and Hawthorne, a trait that can be considered common to all three authors is pronounced clearly as a means to their narration. This trait is that of deploying a narrative laden with- and moreover led by –conversational phrasing and asides....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Survival in the Wild: Jack London's To Build a Fire and Arthur Gordon's Sea Devil

- Anxiety, suspense, hesitation, and death; these all revolve around survival, which lets humans go over their limits and see what they’re really capable of. Survival is a mix of physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Though there are many stories that challenges man over his abilities, there are two stories that show survival that question our dominance as human beings. “To Build a Fire” by Jack London and “Sea Devil” by Arthur Gordon are both about characters that have caught themselves in a battle between man and nature....   [tags: Survival, Man vs Nature, Analysis]

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The Significance of Richard Parker in Life of Pi

- Picture yourself in a peaceful sleep. Suddenly, you are awake. The crackle of lightening and the swaying of the boat startle you. You get up to see what all the commotion is about. Now you are standing on the deck with the wind knocking you down. The skies open up with buckets of rain smacking against your skin with the cooling mist from the high waves are gently falling upon you. A piercing alarm and the screaming of people scratches at your ears. A second later you are standing in water up to your knees....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Mary, Queen of Scots by Gordon Donaldson

- The biography that is being reviewed is Mary, Queen of Scots by Gordon Donaldson. Mary Stuart, was born at Linlithge Palace on December 8, 1542, sixs days later she became Queen of Scotland. Mary became Queen of France and soon her greediness grew and she wanted to take over England. Mary was unwilling to stay in France, so she went back to Scotland. There her second husband died and she was imprisoned in England for the suspicion of the murder. Mary had a bad ending to her life. Mary got caught in attempting an assassination of Queen Elizabeth for which she was beheaded on February 8, 1587....   [tags: Mary, Queen of Scots Gordon Donaldson]

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George Gordon Byron

- George Gordon Byron      Their are many different opinions on the written works of George Gordon Byron which could include one very big question. Was he a natural born poet or simply a product of abuse and mental illness. His writings may have been more a way to ease his pa and suffering rather than a natural talent. Perhaps his writings were a form of self therapy. Throughout his writings and life history there is much evidence to suggest that his poetry was being greatly influenced by his mental instability....   [tags: George Gordon Byron Essays Biography]

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The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

- The Gothic Era was filled with many mysterious happenings and many poets took advantage of this to write mysterious and dark poems that catch the readers attention even in today’s modern society. This dark time brought forth many interesting poets like Edgar Allen Poe. During this time, Poe wrote many famous poems like “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “The Tell Tale Heart”, and his most famous piece of writing, “The Raven”. These works all gave us a sense of death, insanity and illustrated the dark minds of poets of the Gothic Era....   [tags: gothic era, mysterious dark poem]

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The Structure Of Gordon 's Literature

- ... I interpreted the evidence to explore its many meanings, but invented nothing” (1999:ix). Since the Mexican women were not included in the court case, Gordon had to use secondary sources in order to construct the voices of the Mexican women. Anzaldua (1987) also uses a similar methodology. She uses a poetic approach to describe the geographical, political, and social formations of race and conquest in the American Southwest and Mexico. She then completes an in-depth analysis of Mexican/American relations and correlates it with her own autoethnography as a Mexican/American and lesbian woman....   [tags: United States, Race, Sociology, Racism]

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When Asia Was The World, by Stewart Gordon

- Stewart Gordon is an expert historian who specializes in Asian history. He is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan and has authored three different books on Asia. Gordon’s When Asia Was The World uses the narratives of several different men to explore The Golden Age of medieval Asia. The fact that this book is based on the travels and experiences of the everyday lives of real people gives the reader a feeling of actually experiencing the history....   [tags: Asian History]

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Literary Analysis : ' The Yellow Wallpaper, By Arthur Conan Doyle

- In his Enigmas of Identity, Peter Brooks describes the “transactional nature of the self,” where individual identity is created through its relationship with others (Brooks 23). Identity is forged through “transpersonal networks”, moving beyond the individual or the personal (23). Identity is not static, but a continuous “project,” asking in what ways one stays the same, changes and grows (15). In Arthur Conan Doyle’ “A Scandal in Bohemia,” Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” identity and its transactional, malleable nature play a significant role....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle]

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The Pathology of Whitenes in Pym, by Mat Johnson

- Mat Johnsons novel, Pym challenges readers not only to view his work with a new set of eyes but also the work of all American literature with the understanding that the idea of Whiteness still has a very strong power over literature today. It is unfortunate that in today’s society, the pathology of Whiteness still holds a very strong presence in literary world. Literature from American authors versus literature from African American authors still continues to be segregated and handled with two different sets of criteria....   [tags: Diversity, Racial Division]

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Arthur: Myth, Legend, or Man

- King Arthur: myth, legend, hero or man. The mythical King Arthur is known as the man who became a king by pulling a sword, Excalibur, from a stone. The legendary King Arthur was thought to have had a table that he and his knights would gather around and it was round. Legend has it that King Arthur had commissioned Merlin, a powerful wizard, to design and enchant the table. This made way for the legend of “the knights of the round table”. The stories told about Arthur have evolved throughout the years, but was there a “real” Arthur....   [tags: King Arthur, Sword, Excalibur]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- ... I have to agree with Thompson’s statement about Willy’s reference to Biff as Hercules. Although young Biff is well-built and good looking and has all the qualities Willy believes will guarantee success, these characteristics are only on the surface and Willy cannot see beyond that whether in the business world or life in general. He simple cannot face reality that sales is not a proper career path for him. In “The Right Dream in Miller’s Death of a Salesman” Stephen A. Lawrence states that the relationship between Willy and Biff is that of intense love and hate that they have for each other....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller]

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The Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- The Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a play about Willy Loman and his loving family. The Allegory of the Cave is a symbol for the differences between thought up ideas and what we see as reality. Plato’s main idea is to show us that what we see in the real world is not everything we actually see even if it’s not visibly apparent to us. The Allegory informs us how the world is a mysterious and dark cave, how us humans live as trapped enclosed prisoners unable to do anything, and everything we go through as experiences are shadows casted on the wall....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller]

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The American Dream By Arthur Miller

- America is one of the few countries in the world where the dreams of all are set high on a pedestal. In America, people fall in love with the dream that if a worker strives enough, they can work their way from the bottom to the pinnacle of success. However, in order to reach their pinnacle of success, people tend to make sacrifices that can be detrimental to their well-being. Studies suggest that one must have social interactions in order to exist as a normal human being. Mankind was not created to live alone, but to depend on others....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- The play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, took place in Salem, Massachusetts during 1692. The people of Salem were known as Puritans, which were people who followed God, the commandments, and were required to read the Bible in their spare time. Elizabeth Proctor was known as a “good” Puritan woman, while Abigail Williams was known as what a Puritan should not be. Elizabeth and Abigail were known in the Salem community for their attitude, personality, and their actions. Elizabeth had a good personality and an even better attitude....   [tags: Crucible, Arthur Miller, ]

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The Crucible, by Arthur Miller

- When reading a classic novel like that of Arthur Miller, we oftentimes encounter the typical dynamic character; the lovable cocoon experiencing a most dramatic metamorphosis right before the reader’s eyes. In The Crucible, the reader is initially introduced to a reserved, confident, and scholarly Reverend Hale, who arrives in the secluded, gloomy town of Salem to investigate the mysterious behavior of the local priest’s daughter; Betty Proctor . Throughout the novel, Miller reveals Hale’s transformation from within his strict cocoon of formal studies and formulaic outlook on witchcraft diagnostics and religion to a jaded, less-than-sure of himself scholar, broken by the raw injustice and sha...   [tags: Arthur Miller, Analysis]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- Indians aren’t the only “things” that run rampant during the 17th century; in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, rumors of witchcraft spread contagiously throughout colonial Massachusetts. Dogmatic, ignorant, and fearful, the Puritans gave in to their suspicions and accused innocent women of being witches. The irony of this was that not only did the mobs harass these innocent women, but these women also accused one another, with one “witch” blaming another “witch” to divert the attention of the pitchfork wielding, torch bearing mob to another ovary bearing victim....   [tags: arthur miller, witchcraft, witches]

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The Ethics Of Arthur Andersen Llp

- ... While Spacek was successful at growing the business just like Andersen, Spacek had drastically different ethical approaches to the world of business. Spacek supported several unethical business practices and “had a maverick image that reflected a disdain for the more conservative views of others” (Arthur, 2006). These controversial and borderline business practices aligned perfectly with Enron, one of Arthur Andersen LLP’s major clients. The company continued to grow drastically and had 85,000 employees, 300 offices, and 9.3 billion dollars in revenue by the end of the century....   [tags: Arthur Andersen, Enron, Business ethics]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- Arthur Miller was an American playwright whose critique of problems outlined his genius. Miller’s most known play is Death of a Salesman and throughout this paper i 'll detour through many different aspects of this work of literature, Being born on October 17, 1915 in harlem New york, Arthur Miller was raised in a semi upper class house until his family lost almost everything in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. In the play Death of a salesman it explores the obstacles of the differences between a New York family 's dreams and the reality of their lives....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, Antagonist, Arthur Miller]

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Analysis of The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- In the play The Crucible, Arthur Miller shows how a repressed Puritan town in 1692 can be turned upside down when the threat of witchcraft is taken seriously. The Puritans believe the forest is where the Devil lurks, and they are fearful of the Devil. So when Parris, the town of Salem’s Reverend, catches a group of girls dancing and magic spirits in the forest, the town suspects that some sort of witchcraft is being practiced. The girls deny this accusation initially and Abigail, Reverend Parris’s niece, blames Tituba, a slave from Barbados....   [tags: crucible, arthur miller, puritans, witchcraft]

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Fear and Manipulation in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

- Fear and Manipulation in Arthur Miller's The Crucible Fear holds a great control over any mortal human-being through daunting and restricted words, most commonly seen while anyone is under pressure. While being controlled over fear, you may come to realize that you are being manipulated to the possibilities of a threatened punishment and may also be mislead by lies. Arthur Miller’s classic novel, The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, where a lot of times fear would be used to control anyone to blame another of witchcraft....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Crucible]

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Arthur Asher Miller's Life and Accomplishments

- Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. Born on October 17, 1915, in Harlem, Arthur was the second of three children of Isidore and Augusta Miller. He was often in the public eye, during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. During this period he also testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee, received Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was married to Marilyn Monroe. He was a far-famed and an important figure in the American theatre, writing dramas that include plays such as All my sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A view from the bridge (one-act, 1955; revised two-act, 1956), as well as...   [tags: playwright, essayist, arthur miller]

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The Influence of Edgar Allan Poe's Life on His Morbid Writings

- ... Unfortunately, he started to drink heavily and quickly became in debt. Less than a year later, Poe was forced to quit school due to financial issues. Edgar had no money, no job skills, and had been shunned by John Allan. When he was eighteen, Poe went to Boston and joined the U.S. Army in 1827. He did reasonably well in the Army and attained the rank of sergeant major. Mrs. Allan died in 1829, and John Allan tried to be amiable towards Edgar and signed his application to West Point. In 1830, Edgar Allan entered West Point as a cadet though he didn't stay long because John Allan refused to send him any money....   [tags: alcohol, marriage, death]

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Edgar Allan Poe 's Influence On Writers Today

- ... After he left Grahams he made his living by writing and working at occasional writing jobs and holding lectures. In 1844 he moved back to New York City, where his wife 's health was declining. In New York he wrote for newspapers. In 1845 “The Raven” was published, this ended is one of his best know works of literature. After the release of “The Raven” Poe had a stable income. His wife passed away and shortly after Poe died in 1849. (Heller, Terry.) There are many different stories regarding how exactly Edgar Allan Poe died, some believe it was because he drank himself to death, other say he had a brain tumor which was also the cause of his crazy dreams and imagination....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story]

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Archetypes in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

- When analyzing literature from an archetypal perspective, one does not simply look at the character’s behavior in that literary piece. Rather, when using the archetypal theory, one connects the traits and actions of the characters in the literary work, the settings, the surroundings, and the situations to a familiar type of literary character. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the characters Abigail Williams, John Proctor, and Reverend Hale exhibit common archetypal behavior and fit into a certain archetypal figure....   [tags: literary analysis, Arthur Miller]

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A Brief Biography on Edgar Allan Poe

- ... He attended University of Virginia for 11 months , he had to leave because of his gambling habits. He was a lieutenant of Richmond Point Guard in 1824. Poe`s influences were Romancticism and American Literature. Lord Byron (British poet) also influenced him. Poe`s well known poem was “The Raven”. Poe was a poet , short-story writer, editor, and critic. His 3 poems were Sonnet to Science, Romance, and“The City in the Sea”. His novel “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym was published in 1838. His two magazines were Burton`s Gentleman`s (1839-1840) and Graham`s Magazine (1841-1842).Poe`s 2 dark creepy tales are “The Fall of the House of Usher” and the “The Tell-Tale Heart”....   [tags: the master of macabre, influential writers]

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A Brief Biography of Edgar Allan Poe

- ... Edgar would break rules until they kicked him out because his father would refuse to send him money. Two years later from the army Poe found out that his only mother figure was dying of tuberculosis. Poe tried to visit her but didn’t get the chance too. He never had a good relationship with his family because due to money and as they weren’t his “real” family. Poe’s writing carrier started when he was in the army. He would write anonymous poems called Tamblerlane and other poems. Two years later Poe found out that his only mother figure was dying of tuberculosis....   [tags: influential American writers, macabre genre]

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A Brief Biography of Edgar Allan Poe

- ... Maria Clemm and her daughter Virginia. (C-5) J.P. Kennedy helped him become editor of the Southern Literary Messenger from 1835-1837. Poe contributed stories, poems and astute literary criticism but his drinking lost him his editorship. Poe married his cousin Virginia Clemm in 1836,she was only 13, then in 1837 they went to New York there he published the narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym his only novel. In the summer of 1846 he moved with his wife to a cottage in what was a rural area in Bronx N.Y; she died there of tuberculosis in January of 1947.On October 3, 1949, in Baltimore a stranger found him delirious and in need of medical attention, a few days later he died at the age of 40 fro...   [tags: poems and tales of horror]

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Edgar Allen Poe Rough Draft Essay

- Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe had a significant influence todays writers, he was a writer ahead of his times. Poe was one of the most celebrated American short story writers. He was also known as a famous poet, a critic, and an editor. Introduction Poe was famous for his works of mystery and dark poetry. He was not the most distinguished writer in American history, but he was the most versatile and well worth reading. He had an imagination that carried him away to an almost morbid dreamland, some say his gothic style of writing came from his own life, in which he suffered from depression....   [tags: writer, depression, death]

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The Accomplishments Of Arthur Ashe

- United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young once said, “he took the burden of race and wore it as a cloak of dignity” (Bradley). A promising career as a tennis player, being the first African American tennis player to be ranked number one in the world, was paralleled with success in the battle for racial equality around the world (“Achievements”). People were touched and impacted, yet they only know him for his tennis accomplishments. He, Arthur Ashe, dedicated his life to helping others, as his life was goal was to help the poor, unfortunate, and misinformed (Carter)....   [tags: Tennis, Arthur Ashe, African American, Grand Slam]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- ... In one of Willy’s flashbacks he recalls the time when his sons and him were outside cleaning their Chevy. Willy informs Biff and Happy the success of his business trips and how everyone residing in Boston adores him. He mentions that due to the admiration of people he does not even have to wait in lines. He ultimately teaches his sons that being liked by others is the way to fulfilling one’s life and removing your worries. These ideals, that one does not need to work for success, demonstrate Willy’s deluded belief of achieving a prosperous life from the admiration and acceptance of others....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller, Lee J. Cobb]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- ... In the beginning he labels Biff as a lazy bum and then later contradicts himself by saying he is not lazy. It’s in his immediately changing gears that one sees he negates any proper parenting he could have given Biff. Willy Loman does want his son to become successful, but his view of success is delusional, in Willy’s eyes in order to be successful, you need to be well-liked. Most parents take their child’s academic studies very seriously because they determine their future career and occupation, however; Willy believes that appearances are more important....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Family, Son, Arthur Miller]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- ... He assumed that his success came from his connection to the people at his funeral, not the work he put in as a salesman. When arguing with his Biff over his failed sales career, Willy cannot help but believe that their family has to be special. He thinks that one needs to be highly valued and special in order to have a successful life: “I am not a dime a dozen. I am Willy Loman, and you are Biff Loman!” (105). Willy has spent his whole life hung up on needing to be well-know, when his time could have been spent towards increasing his education for his professional career....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller, Want, WANT]

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The Arthur Ashe Courage Award

- ... Egotistic is the feeling of not belonging or feeling as if they do not fit into society or is not well liked. This can cause a person to feel like they are meaningless for become lonely and that can trigger it. The second is Altruistic Suicide which is when someone feels like the society they live in is bigger than themselves. Because the individual feels this way they kill themselves for their beliefs or groups or in other words “sacrifice themselves”. The third type of suicide is Anomic Suicide which is when someone feels really depressed and is living with a constant feeling of letting people down or disappointing a loved one....   [tags: Sociology, Suicide, Arthur Ashe Courage Award]

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Arthur's Knights and The Light Beyоnd The Forest

- The Light Beyоnd The Forest Introductiоn This stоry features the exploits оf the many well-known knights оf King Arthur's Round Table -- Lancelot, Percival, Bоrs, Gawain, and Galahad -- each оf whom seeks tо find the cup оf the Last Supper. The Arthurian knights, who sat with King Arthur around a circular table, became the focal point оf fellowship between knights. Some оf them are famous as heroes and champiоns оf just cause (Pyle, 84-89). In theоry, they were brothers; however, jealousy, envy and hatred existed with the fellowship....   [tags: Chivalry, round table, King Arthur]

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Arthur Miller's Portrayal of Willy in "Death of a Salesman"

- The play opens with a description of the house. Which shows the house and Willy starting of as a failure, he fails by cheating on his wife and not respecting his friends. “Towering angular shapes behind it, surrounding it on all sides” This shows at the beginning that Willy is going to be a failure as his house is old and is small compared to the others and they all lean over the old crooked building making it look small worthless and untidy. Which shows he has no money to buy a big house that leans over the others, and as a salesman you would have thought that he would have had a lot of money as he is a working salesman....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman,]

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Hysteria Creates Unexpected Actions in Arthur Millers' "The Crucible"

- Hysteria is characterized as an uncontrollable outburst of emotion or fear, often portrayed by irrationality. Hysteria supplants logic and enables people to believe that their neighbors, whom they have grown to trust, do things that one would normally find anomalous much like in Arthur Millers The Crucible. Wherever hysteria takes place, it fosters distortion of truth, unfathomable actions, and false accusations causing communities to rip apart. People who died in the haste of fear and uncertainty were unnecessary because fear clouds the judgment and perception of a person....   [tags: Hysteria, Arthur Miller, Crucible, ]

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The Struggles of the Worn Out Arthur Miller's "Death of A Salesman"

- From the time Arthur Miller began writing plays, till his recent death in 2005, he had never had such a well know play as Death of a Salesman. This play was first performed in the late 1940’s. It reveals the struggle of an old, worn out, salesman who is upset with the life that he has created. With the strain of his past mistakes lurking in the back of his mind, Willy cannot handle the stress and begins to have hallucinations of the past about the things he could have changed. 1.) Towards the end of Willy’s life he is beginning to realizing all the destruction not only of himself, but of his family, marriage, and job....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Death of A Salesman, ]

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Arthur Miller's The Crucible: A Defense for His Communist Friends

- Arthur Miller was an American author who was born in 1915. He wrote ‘the crucible’ in 1953 during the McCarthy period when Americans were accusing each other of pro-communist beliefs. Many of Miller’s friends were being attacked as communists and in 1956; Miller himself was brought before the House of Un-American Activities Committee where he was found guilty of beliefs in communism. The verdict was reversed in 1957 in an appeals court. The crucible was written to warn people about the mass hysteria that happened in Salem and how the McCarthy period could follow the same route....   [tags: Arthur Miller, communism, crucible,]

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History Repeats Itself: Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

- In the story The Crucible, the plot and structure add meaning to the play. Arthur Miller does this by connecting the events of the Red Scare to the Salem Witch Trials. He does this by making the comparisons of how easily it is to trust false things, jump to conclusions too quickly, and believe irrational fears. In the first act of The Crucible, the setting revolved around the community. The community was curious as to if witch craft was happening in the forest where Parris caught the girls dancing....   [tags: Crucible, Arthur Miller, ]

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Dreams and Success in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

- Dreams and Success in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman       In Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman, Miller probes the dream of Willy Lowman while making a statement about the dreams of American society. This essay will explore how each character of the play contributes to Willy's dream, success, and failure.             Willy is the aging salesman whose imagination is much larger than his sales ability. Willy's wife, Linda, stands by her husband even in his absence of realism. Biff and Happy follow in their father's fallacy of life....   [tags: Death Salesman essays Arthur Miller]

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Edgar Allen Poe for Biography

- Edgar Allen Poe for Biography Edgar Allen Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. Around this time was the Louisiana Purchase and the ending of importation of slaves. His parents were traveling actors but at a very early age his father deserted his family and his mother died in 1811. So Poe became a ward of John Allen who was a wealthy Richmond merchant. The Allan family lived in the United Kingdom from 1815 to 1820 before returning to Richmond. Poe and Allen’s relationship suffered tremendously making Poe having to make some hard decisions for his future....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court as a Dystopian Work

- Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court as a Dystopian Work      For years, Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" has been primarily viewed as a work of simple satire. Twain, desiring to poke fun at a group of America's cultural critics, chief among them Matthew Arnold, who claimed that cultural life in the U.S. treaded on shallow soil, takes aim at the venerated institutions of Britain. The author attempts to show that his country's lack of romanticized social structures, meaning an absence of royalty, the Catholic church, and long-dead knights and princesses, was far from a cultural weakness....   [tags: Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court]

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Suspense in Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles

- Suspense in Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles When Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle was writing The Hound of the Baskervilles it was the era of Queen Victoria. He used Victorian England for the setting because it increased tension. The Victorian times were a frightening and eerie time. There were flickering gas lamps, which lit the streets casting scary shadows, and also there was a weak police force and crime, prostitution, drug abuse and murders were common. Factories made the streets dark, smoky and dreary and there was often fog that was caused by the smoky factories....   [tags: Baskervilles Doyle Conan Arthur Essays]

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Sounds of Silence: Gordon Hempton

- ... He is talking about a topic, but while he is in action and not just sitting in a chair in some room. He is doing what he is talking about. The reporter also adds voiceover throughout the story as well to unite and continue the flow of the video. Through the use of different shots, varied angles, and subjects, the videographer was able to create continuity and compress hours of footage into a continuous flowing five-minute clip. One visual element used to compress time and action in the video was a kind of sequence, “A compressed action”....   [tags: musical artists]

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`` The Well Of Loneliness `` By Stephen Gordon

- ... “ We’re both filled with the old peace of Morton, because we love each other so deeply – and because we’re perfect, a perfect thing, you and I – not two separate people but one. And our love has lit a great, comforting beacon, so that we need never be afraid of the dark any more- we can warm ourselves at our love, we can lie down together, and my arms will be round you- “( 2829). “To her there seemed nothing strange or unholy in the love that she felt for Angela Crossby. To her it seemed an inevitable thing, as much a part of herself as her breathing; and yet it appeared transcendent of self, and she looked up and onwards towards her love- for the eyes of the young are drawn to the sta...   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Love, Marriage]

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The Destruction of Sennacherib by George Gordon,

- Lord Byron, also known as George Gordon, had a highly adventurous, but short- lived life. He was an extraordinary British poet of his time, known mainly for his satires. One of his great major works was “The Destruction of Sennacherib.” Many thought of his work as inferior and immoral, but that didn’t stop his writing (Harris 57). Byron had a challenging childhood and used his views on life and love based on experiences while traveling to write his most popular works, such as “The Destruction of Sennacherib,” which is often not appreciated....   [tags: lord byron, satire, evil, wolf]

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The Language Of Prejudice By Gordon Allport

- Discrimination is a huge part of our society and it has been for a long time now. If we wanted to, we could set our minds on stopping discrimination and the world will be a much better place. There is a large amount of different types of discriminations: there is interracial, race, sex, disability discrimination and many more. Discrimination is the unfair and unequal treatment among human beings for certain reasons. Ethnic discrimination is unequal treatment between people who are from different ethnicity or nationality....   [tags: Discrimination, Race, African American]

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Arthur Miller 's Death Of A Salesman

- ... He loves Biff more so than any other character. Despite this relationship Biff wants little to do with Willy or the type of life his father tries to bind him to. Biff is the one son not following in the footsteps behind and towards Willy 's dream. It is that unwillingness and hate that drives Willy Loman suicidal. A good reason for those actions is explained in a flashback to new england, where through a surprise visit Biff catches his father with another woman and ultimately feels betrayed and lied to; forever possessing that life changing scar....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller, Tragedy, Drama]

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Sounds of Silence by Gordon Hampton

- In our busy lives we often forget to stop and listen to the wonderful sounds our ancestors heard everyday. Our lives are now filled with the constant hum of a car going by or the constant drum of airplanes overhead among other noises. In the video package “Sounds of Silence” Gordon Hampton encourages people to experience nature and all of its magnificent sounds. Hampton shows though, that even where he wishes his square inch of silence is, he can’t escape the sounds of an industrialized nation. The package begins with quick detailed shots showing scenes of a city....   [tags: video package]

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The Legends of Arthur

- The Legends of Arthur are considered the most treasured pieces of collected literature. Many writers have been fascinated by the mythical Knight and his adventurous tales. Of those authors are two of the most recognized– Sir Thomas Malory and Mary Stewart. Though the dates of which they lived were separate (Malory -1400's; Stewart -1900's), their love and interest of the Legend must have been equally great. If you look, though, and read the two stories, one might find a way to compare and contrast the two....   [tags: King Arthur Literature Compare Contrast]

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Arthur Miller's The Crucible

- Arthur Miller's The Crucible Reputation. Reputation is the general opinion of either a private or public group of people or all people involved in a position of anything relevant to a situation. For example, a great reputation in a sport will get you either paid more or chosen for a better team. Reputation is an important issue in much of everything....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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The Persuasiveness of the Captivity Narrative

- As the most influential black American author of his time, in The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavas Vassa, the African, Written by Himself, Olaudah Equiano illuminated for the masses many of the inhumanities and atrocities associated with the slave trade that previously had been known only to those more intimately involved with it and began an entire new genre known as the slave narrative. Part of the success of Equiano’s narrative must be ascribed to the familiar themes of capture, captivity, and restoration that he experienced and many had read in one of the many “captivity narratives” that were so popular in early Colonial times....   [tags: Olaudah Equiano, Narrative]

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`` A Scandal Of A Detective ' By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

- ... This opening passage puts the audience on the edge of their seats. As mentioned before, Irene Adler has succeeded against Holmes and this will hold heavy on his mind. Irene Adler is not just another passerby at night, “to Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman” (Doyle 1 ). She is the woman who will not be underestimated. She is the woman who gets what she wants. It is mentioned that Holmes cannot feel emotions. Some may think that Holmes is in love with Adler, but love is false to him. Not even the woman who is supposedly like no other woman can attract Holmes....   [tags: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes]

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The Hound Of The Baskervilles By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

- ... This modernized aspect of weapon research and the unethical use of chemical weapons makes the cautionary aspect of the story more effective and relatable by offering modern examples of human immorality. Furthermore, in The Hounds of Baskerville, the irony of Holmes’s willingness to participate in immoral activities, due to his determination to solve the mystery, substantiates the claim that the story functions as a cautionary tale against the loss of ethics. In the televised adaptation, Holmes breaks through Baskerville, a top-secret research facility, which involves genetic testing with animals, another example of scientific immorality (The Hounds)....   [tags: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes]

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The Adventure Of The Speckled Band By Arthur Conan Doyle

- ... Holmes explains how the snake would be sent from the fathers camber through the ventilator, it would go down the rope onto the bed, and it would seek heat curling up near the sleeping woman. Then the father would wait, in hopes the woman would roll onto the snake and in return it biting her injecting its lethal poison. If the snake did, or did not bite the woman, the stepfather would summon the snake back up the rope with a whistle, and reward the snake with milk, then returning it to its cage....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle]

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American Cinematographer Gordon Willis

- Gordon Willis is an American Cinematographer born in 1931 in New York. He is often attributed as the most influential cinematographer in American filmmaking during the 1970s and 80s, mainly for his unprecedented lighting style and his vision with the long shot in film. His most notable works include The Godfather trilogy, Annie Hall, Manhattan, All the President's Men, and Zelig, among several others. Throughout his career he collaborated with well-known directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Alan Pakula, Woody Allen and Hal Ashby....   [tags: Cinematography]

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The Power of the Liberal Narrative

- Trudging through the mountains of facts, studies, and opinions relevant to social and political issues creates a daunting task for political strategists, leaving them to decide what information is relevant and essential for the voting public to know, in order to rally the voters to support a certain candidate. However, these mountains of facts and opinions can turn off voters, and scare away many potential supporters, forcing political strategists to also engage the emotional lives of the populace: enter the role of cultural narratives- tales of adventure, sacrifice, defeat, and victory grabbing hold of the emotional lives of the audience, and as George Lakoff points out, “…politics is abou...   [tags: Liberal Narrative Essays]

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The Life and Work of Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents who were traveling actors. His father David Poe Jr. died probably in 1810. Elizabeth Hopkins Poe died in 1811, leaving three children. Edgar was taken into the home of a merchant from Richmond named John Allan. The remaining children were cared for by others. Poe's brother William died young and sister Rosalie later became insane. At the age of five Poe could recite passages of English poetry. Later one of his teachers in Richmond said: "While the other boys wrote mere mechanical verses, Poe wrote genuine poetry; the boy was a born poet." Poe was brought up partly in England (1815-20), where he attended Manor School at...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Universal Theme of The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- [1] Why after all this time did Arthur Miller allow his play, The Crucible, to be converted to film. For decades, he refused to allow a film version because he thought movies were subordinate to the written word. Finally in the early 1990’s, he not only permitted the film version but also supported it by writing the screenplay. To answer this question we should first find out his reasons for writing the original play. Miller wrote the original play, The Crucible, in the 1950’s, which was during the McCarthy Era, when people were afraid of being condemned by Senator Joseph McCarthy and his party for being supposedly associated with the communist party....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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A Captivity Narrative By Mary Rowlandson

- In Mary Rowlandson, “A Captivity Narrative”, Rowlandson recounts her experiences as a captive of the Wampanoag tribe. The tribe took captives from Lancaster in 1676 because of the ongoing violent altercations between the English colonists and Native Americans during King Philip’s War. Since many of the Native Americans brethren had fallen in battle, they saw it fit to take English folk captive and use them to take the place of their fallen brethren, trading/ransom pieces, or killing them in revenge....   [tags: Captivity narrative, Mary Rowlandson]

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The Legend of King Arthur

-      By the ninth century people all over were telling the fabulous tales and romances about Arthur and his kingdom. The common people heard them sung by bards, while in the court poets wrote different versions. In each retelling the speaker would select certain details for emphasis and introduce new elements, so that the story could be adapted to the particular time and audience. Although most historians believe that there actually did exist an Arthur, they differ on how major his role was on influencing society during his time....   [tags: History King Arthur Essays]

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The Significance of the Word ´Narrative´

- In this essay I will analyse the significance of the word ‘narrative’ by using the examples which I have chosen too understand how it provides us with the information to connect with visual images. The examples that I have chosen are: the first in a set of three paintings by Augustus Leopold Egg named ‘Past and Present, No. 1’, a photography by Jeff Wall named ‘Insomnia’, and, a photograph by Tom Hunter named ‘The Way Home’. The artist Augustus Leopold Egg painted my first example, ‘Past and Present, No....   [tags: graphic narratives, paintings, visual images]

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Descriptive Narrative Of ' Shooting An Elephant ' And ' The Lottery '

- ... It is important to give the reader visuals which make them feel like the scene or action takes place right in front of their eyes. Although not all visuals are peaceful and non-alarming. There are also visuals that contain alarming situations and gruesome descriptions. This method becomes revealed through the elephant’s death. The elephant’s death is heartbreaking “He looked suddenly stricken, shrunken, and immensely old, as though the frightful impact of the bullet had paralyzed him without knocking him down” (Orwell 624)....   [tags: Narrative, Narrative mode, Narrator, Narratology]

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Narrative Memories, Life History, And Identity

- ... Trouillot argues that this social process of narrating history makes us all amateur historians, learning more of our training and knowledge from likewise amateur historians than from the more recognized academic channels (Trouillot 1995:20). This is not to devalue the importance of professional historians who are trained to uncover, evaluate, and report on the evidence of the past. Rather, Trouillot observes that the ongoing practice of social narration of the past begins almost as soon as the narrated event ends and may continue for a long while before a professional historian can even begin the process of their investigation....   [tags: Narrative, Narrator, Narrative mode, Storytelling]

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Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha

- Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha is a wonderful novel and very informative on geisha life. The book is written by Arthur Golden. Golden earned a degree from Harvard College in art history and his M.A. at Columbia University in Japanese history and he also studied Mandarin Chinese. He worked at Beijing University in Tokyo. Golden studies, credentials, and experience all make him an experience all make him an expert on geisha and Japanese culture. The novel takes place in 1929 in a poor fishing village....   [tags: Arthur Golden Memoirs of a Geisha]

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Honor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

- Honor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible Honor can be defined by how one holds them in the public eye. Others may say that honor is how you live your life when none can see your actions. However defined honor can play major roles in how a person will act in a given situation. The Crucible by Arthur Miller has excellent examples of how honor can manipulate people’s decisions in times of importance. John proctor holds his moral standpoint and does not falter into the temptations of selfishness, while Elizabeth would describe honor as how a person lives their lives....   [tags: Crucible Arthur Miller]

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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

- Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Many times while reading modern literature you will hear reference to the “American Dream”. What the various authors and or readers must decide is whether or not this is a true goal. There are many arguments that state that the “American Dream” is a figment of imagination. There are others that believe this is an attainable goal. One of the discussions that is held is what the true definition of the “American Dream” is. There are beliefs that think money and power are the ideal things to strive for....   [tags: Arthur Miller Death Salesman]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- The Crucible by Arthur Miller John Proctor says, I'll tell you what's walking Salem, vengeance is walking Salem. Discuss the real evil in Salem, who contributed to it and their motives who do you blame the most. John Proctor says, "I'll tell you what's walking Salem, vengeance is walking Salem." Discuss the real evil in Salem, who contributed to it and their motives who do you blame the most. Before I begin to tell you my opinion on who was to blame, and my reasoning for saying so, I will give you a brief insight into the real point of Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible....   [tags: Arthur Miller Crucible Essays]

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Arthur Miller's Death of Saleman

- Arthur Miller's Death of Saleman On February 10, 1949, at the Morosco Theatre in New York, Death of a Salesman opened. It was immediately acclaimed as a perfect blend of script, setting, staging, and acting. The New Yorker called the play a mixture of "compassion, imagination, and hard technical competence not often found in our theater." Death of a Salesman swept the award field in 1949, winning the Drama Critics' Circle award, the Tony, Theatre Club, and Front Page awards, as well as the much-coveted Pulitzer Prize....   [tags: Arthur Miller's Death of Saleman]

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Personal Narative- Tough Girl

- Personal Narative- Tough Girl She went to the land of Hollywood with a diamond wedding necklace hanging loosely from her neck like a noose before it gives its snapping goodbye. She went to the land of dreams with pride coloring her shadow; a haughty swing of her thick plait; and why not. Her name was Serina –she was named after a dream. Why not. I thought, though I cried the night before because she got the chance bestowed to her curvy hips, her white Colgate smile, her crystal blue eyes. And what about me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- The Crucible by Arthur Miller Arthur Miller was an American playwright who was born in 1915. He grew up in New York to a Jewish family. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1938 where he began to distinguish himself as a playwright. His first plays were Honors at Dawn (1936) and No Villain (1937) which won the University of Michigan Hopwood Awards. His Death of a Salesman won the Pulitzer prize in 1949. Miller wrote The Crucible in 1953 during the McCarthy period when Americans were accusing each other of Pro-Communist beliefs....   [tags: The Crucible Arthur Miller Essays]

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Writing a Personal Narrative

- Purpose and Audience Personal narratives allow you to share your life with others and vicariously experience the things that happen around you. Your job as a writer is to put the reader in the midst of the action letting him or her live through an experience. Although a great deal of writing has a thesis, stories are different. A good story creates a dramatic effect, makes us laugh, gives us pleasurable fright, and/or gets us on the edge of our seats. A story has done its job if we can say, "Yes, that captures what living with my father feels like," or "Yes, that’s what being cut from the football team felt like." Structure There are a variety of ways to structure your narrative story....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- The Crucible by Arthur Miller The play begins in a small town during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The play takes place in Salem, Massachusetts. The event takes place in the Puritan society. The community is portrayed as superstitious and gullible. The Crucible is based on a true story so the setting is real. Act 1 The Crucible starts out in the bedroom of Betty Parris, the sick daughter of the towns preacher Samuel Parris. The village people began to spread the rumor that witchcraft is the cause of Betty‘s illness....   [tags: Arthur Miller Crucible Play]

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Prejudices in "The West Side Story" by Arthur Laurents

- The book West Side Story written by Arthur Laurents is set in the mid 1950’s, created as modern version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. West Side Story is a romantic tragedy about two characters that are supposedly completely different and aren’t accepted when they fall in love. The “difference’s” between these characters is centered on the prejudice’s they had against each other. Prejudice is a harsh opinion or feeling formed previously without any knowledge or reason. The Jets and the Sharks used many prejudices against other races, sex, and age....   [tags: West Side Story, Arthur Laurents, Shakespeare, Rom]

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Arthur C. Brooks' $10,000 for a College Degree

- Arthur C. Brooks presents his opinion on an idea gaining prevalence across the United States in his published article, “My Valuable, Cheap College Degree.” This new idea is a college degree which costs the student a total of $10,000, also known as the 10K-B.A. Inspired by a challenge to educators from Bill Gates, governors in the states of Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, and a state assemblyman in California have recently made efforts to make this idea a reality. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2011, the average tuition for just one year at a four-year private university was nearly $33,000....   [tags: Arthur C. Brooks, College Degree, Education]

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