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The Importance Of A Good Reader, An Expert Reader

- We should begin with what it means to be a good reader, an expert reader. Think about your own reading experience. Remember reading and your head pops up and you realize that 3 hours have passed, in another time and place, and you even missed an all-important appointment. You look around, then dive back into that world, the people, the events of your reading. You first read for plot, but then you are seduced into the book’s world, as you become immersed in a place that may not even be found on a globe—and in that world that is you....   [tags: The Reader, Reader, Dropout, Kate Winslet]

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Reaction to The Reader

- Reaction to The Reader In part II, chapter eight of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader, the first-person narrator Michael describes reading the account written by a concentration camp who had survived along with her mother, the soul survivors in a large group of women who were being marched away from the camp. He says, "the book...creates distance. It does not invite one to identify with it and makes no one sympathetic..." The same could be said of The Reader. The book is written in such a way as to distance one from the characters....   [tags: Reader]

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The Reader Response Critical School

- The Reader-Response critical school focuses on the participation of the reader with the text and how her participation in the reading process affects a discussion of the text’s meanings. Though critics within the school lie on a spectrum with extremes that define the reader as passive or active, all can agree, the reader is integral to the reading process. The latter see readers as active creators of meaning (Staton 351). David Bleich falls on this end of the spectrum and his work underscores the subjectivity of critical interpretation by discussing that, the “observer is always part of what is being observed” (201)....   [tags: The Reader, Mind, Literary theory, Reader]

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Different Ideas And Perspectives Of A Good Reader

- “Your assumptions are your windows of the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or else the light won’t come in.” (George Bernard Shaw) The idea of being able to “think outside of the box” is commonly used that it seems to have lost its meaning. But, in a sense, it’s the easiest way to teach people to be open to different ideas and opinions. Being open to different ideas and perspectives helps one develop analytical skills. Good readers exemplify my characteristics that can not only be learned but that can be developed....   [tags: The Reader, Reader, Writing]

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Vergangenheitsbewältigung in The Reader

- Vergangenheitsbewältigung in The Reader Germany's history is different from all other countries in the world. From 1933 to 1945 Adolf Hitler and the Nazis ruled the people. Everyone was forced to follow the Nazis rules and individuals were stripped of all of their freedom. The Nazis were also committing mass executions of certain classes of people. Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, handicapped, and other groups of people were treated unfairly and stripped of all their rights. This cruel treatment attracted the attention of countries from all around the world....   [tags: Reader]

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The Reader 's Book, By Alexandra De La Rosa

- The Reader Book Review, by Alexandra De La Rosa. (Vintage International, 1995, 218pp. $11.35) Bernhard Schlink is a German lawyer, philosopher, and writer. He wrote the book The Reader which is semi-autobiographical. The book tells a story of how a fifteen year old boy falls in love with a thirty-six year old women. The book is set in 1950s Germany after World War II. In part one of the book the relationship between Hanna and Michael develops. Michael meets Hanna when he gets sick on his way home and she helps him and takes him home....   [tags: The Reader, Bernhard Schlink, Writing]

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Growing as a Reader

- Throughout this year, I have read many different works of early English literature. From reading these works and following the rules of Vladimir Nabokov, I have grown tremendously as a reader since the beginning of this year. From reading Alice in Wonderland to now, I have grown to appreciate literature much more. I have developed a better sense of the English language through the use of a dictionary and the difficult sentence structure of works such as the Canterbury Tales, Beowulf, Le Morte D’Arthur, and the Fairie Queene....   [tags: readers,]

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The Waiting Room Forces The Reader Of View The World Through The Eyes Of Young Elizabeth

- Bishop’s In the Waiting Room forces the reader to view the world through the eyes of young Elizabeth. “The moment is a coming of age, but without any of the social ballasts required for a seven-year-old child, however precocious” (Lensing, 1992). A brilliant piece of literature, the cultural awakening that Elizabeth experiences, through the exposure of the photos in National Geographic and through her surroundings, is captivating. Like Bishop’s visual artistry, her poetic artistry captivates the reader....   [tags: Human, Poetry, Geography, The Reader]

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Reader Response Essay - On The Strong Breed

- Reader Response Essay - On The Strong Breed Reading Wole Soyinka’s Strong Breed, I get to wondering about disclosure and ritual, disclosure between characters and to audiences, rituals of drama and religion. As I read the play, I see ample signs that both Sunma and Eman know about the curse-binding ritual that is to take place before midnight. I see signs of Sunma’s more specific knowledge in her shunning of Ifada from the start of the play. She declares, “Get away, idiot” (853). From the start Sunma is agitated and hopes that she and Eman might get away for “only two days” (857), as long as the two of them might “watch the new year together--in some other place” (856)....   [tags: Reader Response Essays]

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Reader Response to Sydney's Sonnets, Astrophil and Stella

- Reader Response to Sydney's Sonnets, Astrophil and Stella As we discussed Astrophil and Stella in class, I felt a familiar knot in my stomach. At first I could not pin-point the reasons for my aversion to these sonnets. However, as we discussed it in class, it became clear to me. I could identify with Penelope Devereux Rich. Although Astrophil and Stella could be interpreted as an innocent set of love sonnets to an ideal woman and not a particular woman, they reminded me of the letters I received last year from a guy, Lee Burt, I had not seen in seven years....   [tags: Reader Response Essays]

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Reader Response Essay - Slave Purchases and Breeding: Unruly Slave

- Reader Response Essay - Slave Purchases and Breeding: Unruly Slave While reading the letter written to Andrew from G.B. Wallace many things ran through my head. There were three main thoughts though, a difference in society and acceptance and a different language and form of writing, and the way some of the words and terms were used. I found all three of the topics very interesting when I further looked into them. The thing that really hit me was how common and normal slavery and slave trade was in 1855....   [tags: Reader Response Essays]

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Reader Response Essay - Slave Purchases and Breeding: Unruly Slave

- Reader Response Essay - Slave Purchases and Breeding: Unruly Slave My initial response to G. B. Wallace’s letter was one of confusion. As I reread the piece given the title “Slave Purchases and Breeding: Unruly Slave, Wallace, G.B” I realized that it was nothing more than a business letter between a slave owner and an associate of his that could presumably help him out of his situation. The language of the letter created a small barrier, since it was out of date in comparison to contemporary American language, but with a little effort, I could see the author’s intentions....   [tags: Reader Response Essays]

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The Book ' The Reader '

- In the novel The Reader, Michael explores the issue of German guilt for the Holocaust and how that guilt affects subsequent generations who ask who is responsible, who participate in the guilt even though they were not there, and who in effect inherit the guilt from their parents. This is true for the Michael, who inherits this collective guilt even though his parents were not Nazis and did not participate themselves. Michael Berg is the young man who wrestles with issues of guilt and moral meaning, and he does so in a way that suggests that we can never answer these questions fully and that the interconnections among people and among elements in their lives make it difficult to give clear a...   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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The Reader

- The Reader In the academic study of literature very little attention has been paid to the ordinary reader, the subjective individual who reads a particular text. David S. Miall and Don Kuiken, in their paper The form of reading: Empirical studies of literariness state, Almost no professional attention is being paid to the ordinary reader, who continues to read for the pleasure of understanding the world of the text rather than for the development of a deconstructive or historicist perspective....   [tags: Literature Literary Text Papers]

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The Reader

- Memory is a powerful concept. Often when an individual undergoes a traumatic situation, the ramifications of these actions seep into an individual?fs psyche unknowingly. In effect this passes through memory and becomes sub-consciously buried within a person?fs behavioural patterns generally. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink explores the concept of a young mans subconscious desire for a woman whom he ?gcan?ft remember to forget?h (1Memento) as she is so deeply inlaid within his soul. Critically acclaimed as ?gA formally beautiful, disturbing, and finally morally devastating novel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Reader Matters

- How many times have you left an article half read. If you are like me, probably many times. When there is no context, it is like listening to someone talk in a foreign language. As a reader, we feel out of place, perhaps even unwelcome. So why are we bored with some writers while compelled to read some others. In her article “Writing for an Audience” Linda Flower, professor of English at Carnegie-Mellon University, focuses on the importance of knowing your audience for effective writing. She states that persuasive writers analyze their audience and pinpoint fundamental differences in knowledge, attitudes, and needs between themselves and the targeted audience....   [tags: Writing]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Reader '

- Throughout the novel, the reader sees Frank carry out numerous cruel acts, whether this be the three children he has murdered in the past, or the countless animals he continues to torture and kill in the present. Naturally, hearing about someone performing these acts would evoke feelings of disgust and dislike; however, Ian Banks uses first person narrative to allow Frank to justify and add humour to his stories, which leads to the reader having feelings of sympathy towards Frank. Even when sympathy is not directly created, the author gets the reader to like Frank, which makes it easier for the reader to forgive Frank for the disturbing deeds he has done....   [tags: First-person narrative, Narrative, Murder]

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Are You There, Reader? It's Me Margaret

- Joseph Michael Sommers, has written an article on one of Judy Blume’s most iconic coming of age story; Are You There, God. It’s Me Margaret. In this article he speaks about the nature of this novel and how it speaks to young adolescent females. He speaks about the connection the novel has between the protagonist and the reader. Sommer’s argument is that the protagonist breaks the fourth wall and seeks outside intervention to her troubles in her life. The author speaks about the boundaries Judy Blume has tested....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Reader '

- While reading a short story, the reader is given the chance to see a world within the text. A story can vary from simple to complex and, as a result, we can see a tiny or large detailed world like we have never seen. No matter the level, every story will contain a human quality based on times, places, languages, and cultures installed in the story. To be able to find that human quality, the reader must find in the story and characters what is familiar and unfamiliar. As Human we experience life a little different from one and another because we each have our own identities that made up of different features....   [tags: Short story, Guy de Maupassant, Translation]

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A Connection Between The Author And The Reader

- In analyzing poetry there has to be a connection between the author and the reader, in order to understand what the author is trying to express through his/her work. The reader’s needs to be able to read between the lines. Tone and mood help the reader identify what the poem is trying to convey. To do this we need to figure out who the speaker is, and the relationship the speaker has with his/her family. We will be depicting “Those Winter Sundays,” “Digging,” “Dusting,” and “My Grandmother Would Rock quietly and hum” searching for these qualities....   [tags: Family, Love, English-language films, Marriage]

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The Benefits of Being a Good Reader

- Introduction Once I noticed that there was a project that I have to do, there were ten selected topics to do about, but one of those topics attracted me to choose it, which is “Reading”. I always wanted to know what people think about reading, and are they really recognize the importance of it in their life. So, I did a survey asking them different questions about reading. Also, a research was done about two different questions. The purpose of the research is to find out the benefits of reading, and the ways that people can follow to improve their reading skill....   [tags: reading, improve, skill, knowledge]

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Mental Imagery And Clarity For The Reader

- When it comes to poetry, there is not one line that is written without true emotion being expressed. More times than not the writer is speaking about an event, or a real life situation that has happened to them within a time frame of their life. Poetry is utilized as an outlet, to let their audience see into in the inner circles of their souls. Based upon the words that are selected to represent the piece, a psychological picture can be created inside the reader’s mind. Creating mental imagery and clarity for the reader....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Physical abuse, Neglect]

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Language and Relating to the Reader

- In reading “Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography” I got a broader prospective on the extremely difficult and emotionally complicated life of a transgender person. Jorgensen’s writing style and perspective give transgender people a gritty, no holds barred voice that garners sympathy and compassion from the reader. In using these tools of the written language Jorgensen is able to relate to the reader on a personal level. Chapter two of Jorgensen’s memoir starts off with a peculiarly all American apple pie feel, which is in stark contrast to what comes to mind when the uneducated, biased reader thinks of the early life of a transgender individual....   [tags: Christine Jorgensen, Autobiography]

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Summary Of ' A Reader For Writers '

- Preface to the second edition of “A Reader for Writers” (January, 1947): “... the interest it arouses is in part due to the operation of these principles: the sincerity in which the work was conceived; the clarity with which it was expressed; the force which was given it by the author 's careful directing of all parts to a preconceived end, his avoidance of all irrelevancies, and his use of image-making, idiomatic diction; the beauty of a proper proportionment and arrangement of parts and a rhythmical movement; and lastly, the charm that comes of the author 's personality.” After a moment 's contemplation of the meaning of all that I laugh and move onto the table of contents....   [tags: Writing, High school, Teacher, Metaphor]

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A Kabbalah And Jewish Mysticism Reader

- The book, A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader, by Daniel Horwitz and Theological and Apologetical Dimensions of Muslim Evangelism by Samuel Schlorff leads the reader through a biblical history on how the foundation of Jesus as a spiritual leader is viewed differently among Muslims, Jews and Christians. Both readings acknowledge a monotheistic belief and incorporate Abraham’s teachings to explain Muslim evangelism and messianic thought. The political structure during Jesus’s time, set a precedence on how people were to seek God, however when Jesus started preaching and pronounced himself as equal to God political leaders saw it not only as blasphemy but opposition to their power....   [tags: Islam, God, Jesus, Judaism]

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How Summer Is A Good Reader

- Summer was here. I was booked for sleepovers then of course, swimming all the time, but pure summer fun was the only thing on my mind. I can’t think of another summer that I enjoyed (at a young age of course) more than this one but then I was struck with the most disturbing news I thought I could ever hear as a child. “You’re going to have to take a reading program with your brother” I honestly thought it was a joke. Reading wasn’t a tough subject for me so why on earth do I have to give up the rest of my free time....   [tags: Thought, Mind, English-language films, Psychology]

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The Identity Of Being A Reader

- What helped you to develop the identity of being “a reader”. When did you remember noticing that you felt this way. Describe what you can recall about developing this identity for yourself. I remember a chain of events that each shaped my perception of reading and of being a reader. I had been attending a public and was placed in an ESL class. I remember having a great dislike for it, getting up and leaving the lesson, drawing the attention of classmates, it was a once a week class. I remember I didn’t have many friends at the school and I would always complain to my mom, that I didn’t want to go to school....   [tags: High school, Public school, Middle school]

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Is It Like Being A Reader?

- "At The Edge Of My Fingertips" To A You It Concerns ♡, Dearest Reader ♡, If I had wished to do something inevitably up until now it would be easily to not acknowledge you. I 'm writing to you who is reading this after of what seems like minimal seconds of moments for this to be up. To the you who had stumbled upon this out of disinterest all because you simply were interested in the first place. You were the one who was scrolling down on your social media platform to humbly approach this. Yet after going through it all in matters of nonetheless moments you have prior statements of judgement....   [tags: Writing, Creative writing, Writer, Human]

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Personal Statement of a Literature Reader

- I have always been passionate about English Language and Literature and am equally fascinated by the scientific linguistic study and the variety of literary genres involved and how the two collate. As a voracious reader myself, I enjoy exploring the ways the features of language are used in Literature to challenge, inspire and educate. From my GCSE years I have known that I wish to pursue a joint course of this nature to degree level. I am keen to analyse my favourite literature with further knowledge of the linguistic techniques used and gain additional insight into what makes the best texts so timeless and effective....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Literary Works Commands The Reader

- When I first started this semester I felt and truly believed the actual text itself is has much more importance than the author’s intentions. I also felt the reader’s response had very little value. I went to school in California. My last English teacher had put a great emphasis on the text itself. As I was taught the words themselves hold all the power. I felt the author’s intentions were merely not important. It was okay if a reader misconstrued what the author had intended for his or her audience....   [tags: Literary criticism, Literary theory, New Criticism]

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I Am An Avid Reader

- Creating something through words is my dream. It has been since middle school. That was the time when teachers started letting us really explore creativity in our assignments. That was also when I started to become an avid reader as well. I would either have a notebook or pencil with me or the book that I was reading at the time. Most of the books I read were recommendations that came from friends or one of the librarians. I mostly came up with character sketches during middle school, but when high school rolled around that was a different story....   [tags: Poetry, Edgar Allan Poe, Writing, Short story]

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Cities by John Reader

- Cities by John Reader, the acclaimed historian attempts to dive readers deep into the territory of urban historians, depicting and analyzing the greatest cities of planet earth. From the earliest examples of cities to the ultra modern cities, 7000-9000 years later, of Mumbai or Tokyo, Reader paints the picture loud and clear. Cities around the globe are home to half of the entire planets population. Those living in cities, consume nearly 75% of all natural resources in the entire world. From the ruins of the earliest cities to the present, Reader will explore how cities develop and thrive, how they can decline and die, how they remake themselves....   [tags: modern cities, mesopotamia, catalhoyuk]

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Reader's Response to Text

- The responder’s sense of belonging and exclusion from the text is evoked from the discourse between responder and the text – further influenced by the composer’s purpose, values and textual features. Gaita manipulates the Romanticised representation of the loving father in opposition to the troubled mother figure Christine to evoke a sense of belonging in the reader to the filial biography “Romulus, My Father”. Conversely, Gary Crew’s “Strange Objects” barricades the reader through the repellent protagonist and postmodern textual techniques....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Challenging the Reluctant Reader

- Challenging the Reluctant Reader The research is clear: children who read every day have better language fluency, are better students and achieve more academically than those who do not. If you're the parent of a reluctant reader, however, knowing this and helping your child put this into practice are two entirely different things. For your child, reading is a painful chore. When you ask them to read a book, you're likely to be on the receiving end of any number of avoidance strategies that range from a simple argument all the way to some pretty interesting fibs....   [tags: interest, technology, games]

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Becoming a Better Reader

- Reading is believed by some academia to be the most important activity that a student could do to go ahead in academic pursuit. Some research claimed that many people take reading for granted in their developmental stage. Due to this fact, few learners cannot read properly because they claim they do not enjoy reading. In my observation, not only is effective reading important but to read with comprehension (recall of read text) and for pleasure. The constant engagement with reading for pleasure might sensitize the desire to read....   [tags: Education Reading Academics]

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Reader Response Criticism

- Fish’s Reader Response Criticism is composed of two interdependent ideas: first, that the meaning of texts is shaped by the reading experience itself, and second, that these meanings cannot be judged to be correct or incorrect, but merely belonging to one “interpretive community” or another. The first idea may be identified as the executive aspect of Reader Response Criticism because it analyzes the act of reading, while the second idea is the epistemological aspect of the theory because it circumscribes the knowledge we can acquire about a text to the merely relative....   [tags: Literary Response]

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Importance of a Reader´s Interpretation of a Text

- Roland Barthes’ essay titled ‘Death of the Author’ is a foundational text of contemporary reader-centred theory in which he argued that “it is language which speaks, not the author,” and that the multiplicity of a text’s “centres of culture” is focused on the reader (Barthes, 1977, pg. 143). Essentially, Barthes argued that attempts to recover or discover an author’s intended interpretation of a text are irrelevant and more so impossible to derive from the text alone; instead, the reader’s interpretation and the processes that lead to it are what matters from a critical, reader-centred perspective....   [tags: Film, Frozen]

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My Progress As A Critical Reader And Thinker

- When evaluating my progress as a critical reader and thinker, I have dramatically changed since the beginning of the year. At the start of the year, I was convinced that I was already a good critical reader and thinker; however, I only had a solid foundation and much to improve upon. In high school, I wrote numerous research papers and participated in my debate club. I was comfortable arguing and debating with people because it excited me. The only problem, I was debating over issues from an ethical and moral stance rather based on research and facts....   [tags: Problem solving, Critical thinking, Debate]

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Oedipus Rex As A Reader Response Criticism

- As a reader that is using the Reader-Response Criticism, the production of different responses of the text of Oedipus Rex is always different for each reader. The reader needs to examine the words thoroughly in their mind to come to an arguable conclusion. Oedipus has no fault in the actions that he did because he did not know at the moment, but how he tried to resolve things was not the way to go. The feeling I felt while reading the play is pure shock and hatred because of his actions, but he wouldn’t have done those things if he had known the truth....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Jocasta, Mind]

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Reader Response Criticism of "All Bears"

- When an audience reads a piece of literature, the author is often not over their shoulder interpreting the text as he or she meant it to come across. The readers are usually equipped with their own previous knowledge, as well as society biases based on his or her previous life experiences. Solely from the use of these tools, as well as the reader’s vocabulary, will a reader interpret the words in front of him or her. Reader Response Criticism argues this very point. The point of any piece should be subjective, as in, it should give everyone the right to explore their own interpretations rather than seek ones that some other nameless face has published....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Perspectives on Love in Bernard Schlink's The Reader

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

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`` A Plato Reader : Eight Essential Dialogues

- Progressing through the reading “A Plato Reader: Eight Essential Dialogues”, in Apology Socrates states “the unexamined life is not worth living for a human being.” This quote further leads to the constant examination of others, critiquing of methods, and investigation of others belief systems. The novel is used to analyze the theories in which people think and train themselves to believe in things. The series questions the idea of ethics, morals, virtues, and logic as well as creates a story line parallel to each individual subtopic....   [tags: Human, Religion, Belief, Faith]

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The Adjustments That I Become A Stronger Reader

- The adjustments that I have made to become a stronger reader have not always been easy. However, it became feasible in my junior year of high school when I decided to with draw myself from a standard level English to an advance placement course to face the challenges that came along with learning new material at a faster pace. Nevertheless it was also a comparison between my more advance peers and me. Before being able to transfer, a contract is printed stating what the class consist of, how heavy the work load is, and explaining the benefits that come out of reserving a spot in a higher leveled class....   [tags: Writing, Learning, Classroom, Creative writing]

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Do You Consider Yourself A Reader?

- Do you consider yourself a reader now. If not, have you ever considered yourself a reader. Ten years ago if anyone had asked me this question, I would 've answered ‘without a doubt” in a heartbeat. My teachers had to pry books out of my hand because I couldn 't put it down until I finished. I received quite a few demerits that way. Today, however, I would be more hesitant to consider myself a reader. Within the past few years, I’ve read my fair share of books yet most have been for classes or work not simply for the pleasure of reading as I used to....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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The Cultural Resistance Reader by Stephen Duncombe

- According to Stephen Duncombe in his Introduction to The Cultural Resistance Reader, cultural resistance is “A ‘haven in a heatless world,’ an escape from the world of politics and problems.” (123). Increased privatization of public space was a major form of cultural resistance in 1998. Looking at other forms of cultural resistance I noticed homeschooling and the resistance it generates. In the early 1980’s homeschooling in America increased due to speculations that public schools were teaching unconventional ethics....   [tags: Education ]

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Accelerated Reader An Educational Software Program

- Accelerated Reader an educational software program, that can improve literary by “challenge students to be perspective reader” which can stimulate comprehension (Henry et al) 352). The Accelerated Reader is a software program which helps a teacher track, and will improve their student’s reading comprehension skills. The Accelerated Reader is a computer program that makes multiple choice tests, which a student use’s after they have completed reading a book. From experience the AR reading system, is a great tool for all teachers....   [tags: Education, Internet, Mobile phone, High school]

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A Kinder Reader

- A Kinder Reader When one thinks of stories that improve us as human beings, Aesop’s Fables comes to mind, not the dark, dank, heroin‑laced world of Mohsin Hamid’s Moth Smoke. But, reading is like fashion, and one man’s cherished plaid pants are another man’s horror. Not all fiction can directly dole out moral advice, such as Jane Austen’s warnings about the dangers of hasty judgment in Pride and Prejudice, but almost all fiction can proffer tales that at the very least expand our range of vision....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Thesis Statement : Readers, A Sense Of Personal Growth When Thinking Critically About Stories

- Thesis Statement: Readers achieve a sense of personal growth when thinking critically about stories. Point 1: Writing down why-questions to answer helps someone think about a story as a whole. In order to figure out what is puzzling in the story, one must reread sections in order to find parts that do not make sense. When reading the three stories from Madagascar, readers could come up with a why-based question to help interpret the stories. In the second story, the readers wonder, “Why did God call the zebus, rather than some other animal?” God called the zebus because they are special, and no one on earth is allowed to kill them....   [tags: Meaning of life, The Reader, Question, Reader]

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Reader Response to Memoirs of a Geisha

- Reader Response to Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha is Arthur Golden's debut novel, written exquisitely with great detail. It was initially written as a novel that would depict the son borne of a geisha and a Japanese businessman, but once he had learned the true nature of a geisha, he changed his topic. Golden discovered the intrigue of the geisha - the attributes that draw in the geisha's customers, that make them an irreplaceable part of Japanese history, that make them human as well as the ideal of what a woman should be....   [tags: Memoirs of a Geisha Essays]

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Reader Response And A Grain Of Wheat

- F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say." This quote applies directly to Ngugi Wa Thiong’s novel A Grain of Wheat. One could infer from this quote that some writers write not just for the enjoyment derived from it, but rather out of a feeling of obligation to let readers hear what they may have to say. Ngugi’s message that he feels obligated to convey is delivered, however, he uses a very unusual writing technique to arrive there....   [tags: Ngugi Wa Thiong]

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How McEwan Hooks The Reader

- How McEwan Hooks The Reader "Beginnings matter. They always have. Middle's have no limits- they can scrunch up or they can sprawl. Endings may be left open, ambiguous, and incomplete. Never has a novel not begun. And if it doesn't begin right, the suspicion is that the rest of it won't be right either". "In an age of multiple choice and short attention spans, beginnings are more crucial than ever. To prevent readers drifting off, an author has to hook them quickly". A prime example of a great beginning is the first chapter of 'Enduring Love by Ian McEwan....   [tags: Papers]

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A Reader Response to The Lie

- A Reader Response to The Lie Pleasing people and the pressure that comes with it. This is a major factor in one's everyday life. Eli Remenzel, however, has been caught in the middle of just one of the many lies he will ever tell. It just happens to be that this lie was one that would make a lot of people disappointed. In the short story "The Lie", the parents, and Eli's actions make me angry. However, I can definitely relate to what Eli is going through. To start with, I got extremely annoyed with the mother throughout the story....   [tags: Lie Essays]

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Should the Reader Forgive Humbert?

- Should the Reader Forgive Humbert. Lolita, by Vladamir Nabokov is a controversial book that elaborately represents and forces the reader to deal with a pedophiles obsession with his 12-year-old stepdaughter. As the reader finishes reading Lolita, he must establish a meaning for the novel which hinges heavily upon whether or not he should forgive Humbert for his rape of Lolita and for stealing her childhood away from her. This rape is legally referred to as a statutory rape because Humbert is having sex with Lolita who is under the age of consent....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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A Female Reader’s Perception of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

- While Ovid’s female characters become physically and mentally enslaved in Metamorphosis, I will be arguing that a female reader of Ovid’s epic poem can empathise with her female counterparts, as she is frequently confronted with disturbing and problematic circumstances within Ovid’s text. The idea of entrapment therefore can be extended from character to reader. Whether reading the Metamorphoses for pleasure or for academic purposes , it can be argued that a modern female reader will in some way feel challenged by the themes Ovid presents to her – scenes of rape, male dominance and frequent victimisation of female characters....   [tags: Ovid, Metamorphoses]

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A Reader-Response Based Analysis of William Blake's "The Tyger"

- This essay provides a Reader-Response based analysis of William Blake’s “The Tyger.” Following a brief overview of Reader-Response theory, where the subjects of the reader serve to give meaning to text, the essay begins focusing on the contradiction and the division that lives within the tiger itself. Blake’s “Tyger” is simultaneously a beautiful and ferocious creature. From this, the essay moves forward by examining the multiple references to symmetry made by Blake in “The Tyger,” and proposes that these are an overall collection that contains many of the tiger’s contradictions....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Way Writing Is Structured And Written Is Important For The Reader

- The way writing is structured and written is important to the reader because that way, the reader can easily understand what the author is saying. Elbow talks about the importance of freewriting, and Murray talks about the importance of revising and editing. The way they structure and write out their writings is different yet similar, in that one is more organized, gives more detail and uses more references, or they both use examples, and personification. Both Elbow and Murray have similarities, for example, using similes, metaphors and examples, but they also have different ways of structuring out their writings or how many references they use, but neither of them are wrong....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Free writing, Simile]

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William Shakespeare 's Tempest Between The Reader And The Play?

- How does Prospero being a Renaissance man strengthen the reading of Shakespeare’s Tempest between the reader and the play. Prospero, the former Duke of Milan and protagonist of The Tempest by William Shakespeare, is the incarnation of values and talents of a Renaissance man. A Renaissance man is someone who is not only broad and deep in knowledge, but also applies that knowledge to his profession. Prospero embodies these values because he dedicates his life to learning magic and developing powers that he uses in the play, not only to get his work done, but also to gain control of spirits on the island and of his circumstances....   [tags: The Tempest, Caliban, Prospero]

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Reader Reaction to Billy Budd

- Reader Reaction to Billy Budd I approached Melville's Billy Budd with a mixture of trepidation and determination. I read the Introduction first, because I thought its purpose was to introduce the author, and place the selected stories in context and I thought this would be an aid to understanding. I was correct, but too correct, because Joyce Carol Oates, without warning of the spoiler, casually references Billy's death. I think this knowledge influenced my reading, because I was aware of the ultimate outcome, I read with the purpose of understanding why that came to be....   [tags: Billy Budd Essays]

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In Our Time Reader Response

- In Our Time Reader Response "In the early morning on the lake sitting in the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die" (19). The first four readings of In Our Time seem to be primarily focused on the life/death relationship that life presents. After reading the first story, I have to be perfectly honest in saying that I do not believe that I understood all of the underlining themes, but did start to focus more intently when the story describes the women on the pier with the dead babies....   [tags: time]

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Metamorphosis: Whom Does Kafka Want the Reader to Sympathize With?

- The story, Metamorphosis, is an unusual story to say the least. The very first sentence one meets the main character, Gregor Samsa. This sentence really shows how different this story is when compared to other books in this class. Throughout the story the author, Franz Kafka, wants the reader to sympathize with Gregor. ‘When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself changed into a monstrous cockroach in his bed’ (87), is the first sentence, and already the author wants the reader to feel sympathy for Gregor....   [tags: Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis]

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Reader Response to Chapter One of The God of Small Things

- The approach employed in the present article is binarism. Theoretically, in my opinion, binarism seems to operate at cognitive level. It pertains to value orientation in the subjective world of human beings and thereby to the world orientation. In order to define the place of a thing in the world and an individual’s association and desirability, we are forced to rely on binary approach of studying the world. Coming to literature, I discuss the binary terms of (historical) fact and fiction. Here, I have tried to apply the binary approach and have tried to analyze the binary value orientation in Arundhati Roy’s novel ‘The God of Small Things....   [tags: The God of Small Things]

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Use Of A Popular Portable E ‚Äê Reader Device

- In the 1970s, Alan Kay and his colleagues at Xerox PARC imagined a dynamic and interactive electronic book. And their thought became true after 30 years later. A new kind of appliances emerging as a tool for user to read (). The article by Aaltonen, Mannonen, Nieminen and Nieminen (2011) mentioned that electronic books have been just around everywhere. Amazon Kindle, the e-books reader which is leading 60% of US e-book reader market share in the beginning of 2010. The main purpose of my research is to find out the role of paper and printed books will have a big change when the electronic book and document readers appears, and also to look for the actual situation of the people on choosing w...   [tags: E-book, Amazon Kindle, Amazon.com]

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What Impact does Jasper Jones have on the Reader?

- Jasper Jones is a coming of age novel that the author Craig Silvey has set in 1965, in the small town of Corrigan; thick with secrecy and mistrust. Charlie Bucktin, an innocent boy at the young age of thirteen, has been forced to mature and grow up over a life changing, challenging summer. With a little help from Jasper Jones, Charlie discovers new knowledge about the society and the seemingly perfect town that he is living in, as well as the people that are closest to him. The most important ideas and issues that Craig Silvey portrays in Jasper Jones are: coming of age and identity, injustice and racism....   [tags: jasper jones, craig silvey, racism]

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Management And Organization Theory : A Jossey Bass Reader

- Miles, J. A. (2012). Management and Organization Theory:A Jossey-Bass Reader. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. The book gives the insights of many worldwide used organizational theories. It offers a summary and analysis of classical organizational theory, contingency theory, systems theory, organizational structure theory, neoclassical organizational theory and many others. The book has given key instruments that answer the questions about the organizational theories. It has given strengths and weaknesses of theories and practical applications of the theories....   [tags: Management, Organizational studies, Organization]

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The Importance Of A Literacy Narrative For An Assertive Reader And Writer

- English 1010 was exactly the class I needed to improve myself as an assertive reader and writer. This semester, I have learnt not only about genre and genre selection, but also using concise language, sources, improving drafting skills and overcoming writers block. In How to Write Anything, the various genres and sub genres were displayed. This has helped to me to identify the genre of any paper based on the type paper I’m completing. For Example, I know that if I’m completing a product review, the genre of that paper is Evaluation....   [tags: Writing, Learning, Source, Genre]

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How I Became An Exceptional Reader And Writer

- Everyone is supposed to have a story about how he/she became the reader and writer he/she is today. For me, my story is not just about how I became an exceptional reader and writer; it is about how I became the person I am. I do not have some dark childhood story filled with depressed memories. I had a delightful childhood and cannot complain about anything that I have been through. However, I feel as if I live a life much different from all the children I knew. I grew up in a higher middle-class family within a town below the poverty line....   [tags: High school, College, Youth, Family]

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Super Freakonomics : Hidden Agendas By Challenging The Mind Of The Reader

- Super Freakonomics is a book written to uncover hidden agendas by challenging the mind of the reader. In the book, each chapter has a new question that then is investigated into and throughout the chapter is really explained and what they believe the truth to be is revealed. When assigned this book, only 3 of the chapters were read and those chapters are “Why should suicide bombers buy life insurance?” (57), “The fix is in – and it’s cheap and simple,” (133) and “What do Al Gore and Mount Pinatubo have in common?” (165)....   [tags: Freakonomics, Steven Levitt, SuperFreakonomics]

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An Reader That Gladiators Under Contemporary Roman Values And Stoicism

- Reid’s thesis is in convincing the reader that gladiators under contemporary Roman values and Stoicism are able to transcend their social standings and display virtuous behaviour matching “Olympian style athletes” (Reid 2006: p. 38). She argues that in the Stoic Roman sense, gladiators were athletes, but their contest fails to be a sport while using the Greek model for reference (Reid 2006: p. 37). She breaks it down into three categories: Athletes or Entertainers, Slaves or Volunteers and Heroes or Murders and using the doctrine of Stoicism and Roman values she shows that gladiators while not being voluntary participants are capable of getting better social standing and gain virtue if the...   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Greeks, Gladiator]

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Hero, Mind Reader, Philosopher, Father: Atticus Finch

- Atticus Finch is a very outstanding man, especially for someone in that time and place. In the novel To Kill Mockingbird by Harper Lee, he represents the moral backbone of a county where morality is often tossed aside as if it doesn’t matter. Atticus is one of the few people there who actually think it matters, and isn’t afraid to show it. Unfortunately, very little people actually see the greatness within him, and instead consider him a traitor, rather than a man of revolution and change for the better of Maycomb County....   [tags: To Kill Mockingbird, Harper Lee, ]

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Reader-Response on Soldier's Home

- Reader-Response on Soldier's Home The initial reaction I received from reading Soldier's Home, and my feelings about Soldier's Home now are not the same. Initially, I thought Harold Krebs is this soldier who fought for two years, returns home, and is disconnected from society because he is in a childlike state of mind, while everyone else has grown up. I felt that Krebs lost his immature years, late teens to early 20's, because he went from college to the military. I still see him as disconnected from society, because there isn't anyone or anything that can connect him to the simple life that his once before close friends and family are living....   [tags: American Literature]

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Young Readers And New Creative Non Fiction Writers

- Young readers and new creative non-fiction writers, The fine art of writing is to believe in your own potential and self worth. No one can ever take your courage away from you so embrace your weird, goofy and amazing side. The beauty of writing is to write with full passion, love and grace. Your canvas is the page in front of you, so paint away. Paint it with the truth, your emotions and with integrity. Truth should never be tainted. The words you hold within you are a true form of artistic flow that can never be stopped....   [tags: Emotion, Writing, The Reader, Rhetoric]

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A Permanent Matter By Jhumpa Lahiri

- A Permanent Matter While A Temporary Matter can be viewed simply as faded love connections due to the loss of a child, Jhumpa Lahiri evaluates how problematic the distinctions between marital and maternal roles are through literary terms such as visual imagery, mood, tone and foreshadowing through exemplifying how the characters portray their grief. Inside the passage, paragraph eleven beginning at “These days Shoba was always gone by the time Shukumar woke up” and ending with “He thought of how long it had been since she looked into his eyes and smiled, or whispered his name on those rare occasions they still reached for each other 's bodies before sleeping”(2), Lahiri clarifies their m...   [tags: The Reader, Reader, The Reader, Jhumpa Lahiri]

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newspaper reader ship

- INTRODUCTION “The world is in turmoil,” at least that is what the media projected. But it was true; there was a major problem with the world on that autumn morning in September 11th. “The mighty have fallen,” was heard elsewhere as this great nation of America felt it’s first real attack since December 7, 1945 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. As all of the nations of the world sat slacked jawed and paralyzed, the American media worked at a feverish pace to inform all what had just happened....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Changing Roles of the Reader and Writer in the Literature

- The Changing Roles of the Reader and Writer in the Literature The continuing emergence of innovative writing technologies allows people to express themselves and communicate in countless different ways from years past. With these new technologies comes a change in many of our learning and social traditions. The most important change is the metamorphosis taking place in the online literary world. The line between author and reader has become blurred as more and more technology-driven literature, like hypertext fiction, has become interactive....   [tags: Internet Technology Writing Essays]

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Reader Response to The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

- Position Paper: Reader-response I read a book the other day. It was a wonderful book called The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. I really enjoyed it; it gives the background information on the creation of Middle Earth. In it, Tolkien tells us of Illúvatar, Eä, the Valar and the birth of Elves, Dwarves and Men. But, you know, I don’t think it has anything at all to do with Elves, Dwarves, Men and some god named Illúvatar. I think Tolkien really wanted to write a Biblical allegory and a critique on ridiculous human nature really is....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reader-Response to The Masque of the Red Death

- Reader-Response to The Masque of the Red Death       Some major concepts of reader-response criticism, as discussed by Ross Murfin in The Scarlet Letter: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism, are these: (1) reading is a temporal process in which the reader lives through the experience of the text and (2) the experience that the reader undergoes may mirror the subject of the story. One reader's experience of "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe can exemplify these two concepts....   [tags: Mask Masque Red Death Essays]

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Reader Response to James Joyce's The Dead

- Reader Response to Joyce's The Dead     James Joyce's story "The Dead" has a tremendous impact on the readers, especially those who are familiar with the political situation in Ireland at the time about which the Joyce wrote the final story in Dubliners.  In exploring the meaning of James Joyce's long short-story, "The Dead", there are many critical approaches to take.  Each approach gives readers a lens, a set of guidelines through which to examine and express ideas of the meaning of "The Dead."  Joyce himself said that the idea of paralysis was the intended theme of all the stories in The Dubliners of which "The Dead" is the final story....   [tags: Joyce Dead Essays]

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How Does a Writer Engage a Reader?

- How Does a Writer Engage a Reader. It's still snowing. The wind is so strong; it is hard to stay upright. I'm lost in a blizzard. Ahead of me, I see a faint glow. Is it a lamp in my house. I tell myself, "Keep moving toward the light." Left, right, left, right, up, down, I keep walking. I'm so cold. I press on, but the light remains just out of range. Left, right, left, right, up, down. The light grows brighter. Now it dims. I suddenly realize that I'm walking in circles. Where do I go with this paper....   [tags: Teaching Writing]

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A Reader Centered Response to "Simon and the Oaks"

- Through my reading of the modernistic masterpiece, Simon and the Oaks, a subconscious connection was made between Simon and I based on the simple, universal relationship of the challenges of growing up as a male. Through the pressures placed on Simon to be, at the time, what was perceived as masculine and the conflict that this brings between Simon and his parents, particularly between the contradictory attitudes of "being" to his Father, I gain a further ability to connect and shape this text in a way unique to my upbringing....   [tags: European Literature]

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Reader Response Criticism to God's Determinations

- Reader Response Criticism to God's Determinations For the reader demanding either rational sense or aesthetic pleasure from poetry, reading the preface to Edward Taylor's "God's Determinations" is humbling in ways unintended by the 17th century Puritan minister and poet. "Rationality" per se seems rejected at the start, where we are asked first to comprehend "Infinity," and then to envision it (everything) "beholding" "all things"(also everything). "Things" get no clearer as we progress, as we find whatever "infinity" "beholds" in not everything but "nothing," and that "nothing" itself to become the building material for "all." Identifying the paradox, perhaps, as that which begins t...   [tags: God's Determinations Essays]

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