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Celie, Nettie, Mister in Alice Walker's The Color Purple

- ... Emotion is mediated; it is vicarious” (Eddy). Shug Avery is outspoken. She is a good-looking woman, and can get just about any man to do anything for her. She is very strong (Eddy). Time went by, and Shug and Celie became very close. Nettie ran away from home. Her father tried to touch her as he was doing Celie. She knew she had to get out of that, so she asked if she could stay at Mister’s with Celie for a spell. Mister was all in for that, because he wanted Nettie in the first place. Nettie and Celie did not think much about it....   [tags: character analysis]

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Willy Loman - A Tragic Hero

- In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, the author conveys the reader about how a person lives his life when he or she cannot live the “American Dream.” Willy Loman, the main character in the play is a confused and tragic character. He is a man who is struggling to hold onto what morality he has left in a changing society that no longer values the ideals he grew up to believe in. Even though the society he lives in can be blamed for much of his misfortune, he must also be the blame for his bad judgment, disloyalty and his foolish pride....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Caesar: Delicious Salad and Depravèd Downfall

- Caesar: Delicious Salad and Depravèd Downfall In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, a group of conspirators assassinates Julius Caesar, creating chaos in Rome and ultimately causing the downfall of the Republic. In the play, the character of Julius Caesar is the main tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character in high standing in society who causes his or her own downfall because of a serious character flaw(s). In the play, Caesar is portrayed as arrogant and prideful, which ultimately leads to his downfall and death at the hands of men who were once his allies....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

- ... The conflict escalates a bit when “The NSDAP was inspecting every house in order to see if its basement was a good enough candidate” so they must make sure the jew (Whose name is Max) isn’t found. It later is resolved when Max “Walked up Himmel street with a suitcase full of food and warm clothes”. M-”The day was gray, the color of Europe”(20)-Connotation:Everything was very dreary in Europe at that time -Denotation:The sky was the color gray “The woman had an iron fist’(27)-Connotation:She was very threatening -Denotation:Her hand was made of iron “Uppercut words”(47)-Connotation:She spoke sharply and vigorously -Denota...   [tags: character analysis]

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Half Brother by Holli Chang

- ... She wants to protect Zan and make him think he is human. Toward the end of the book, she lets Zan go for him to have a better life. Then she tries to get him back once she finds out they are going to send him to an animal testing facility. Zan - He is a chimp and the other main character. Zan at the beginning, was scared and didn’t want to learn how to sign. But as he grew familiar with his new family and surrounds, he started to sign to get what he wanted and communicate with his family. Towards the middle of the book, the Tomlin’s decided that Zan wasn’t using ASL like he was supposed to, so they ended the project....   [tags: character analysis]

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In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton

- April Raintree character analysis April Raintree is the main protagonist in the book, In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier. Throughout her childhood she was embarrassed to be Metis, and because of her taking after her mother’s Irish pale skin, being able to blend into white society she would hide her native ancestry. Through her first foster parents, the Dions, were very kind to April, this continued to make April to feel accepted in society, and she would continue to hide her native heritage....   [tags: character analysis]

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The Evolution of Star Trek Captains

- ¬The Evolution of Star Trek Captains “Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” Thus begins Star Trek: The Original Series, the first of five live-action television series and eleven movies to date chronicling the adventures of various Starfleet captains, their ships, crews, and countless alien species throughout the universe....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Analysis of Trumpet, by Jackie Kay

- In this essay I want to analyze the main character " Joss" from the novel Trumpet, written by Jackie Kay. Joss, actually born female, decides to live his life as a man, marries a woman and adopts a son. For the reader it is still and unanswered question whether Joss is to be considered a man or a woman. For this reason I want to have a closer look on Joss's actions and statements in the novel and sum up hints for being " typcally feminine" or " typically masculine". In this process I would also like to dedicate myself to the question, why Kay has chosen to put Joss and Millie into a hetero normative discourse, even though their love and lifestyle is everything else but ordinary and the norm....   [tags: character analysis]

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Seconds Away by Harlan Coben

- ... and they were looking in a suspicious locker. They had found drugs and a lot of money in the locker,when they all looked at each other and said “What should we do?” Then two really big guys with guns showed up behind them and said “Give it to us”. So right away Ema rolled into a classroom and called the police and Mickey used his training from karate and took down both guys. When the police got there they were arrested. That showed that Mickey was stronger than he thought by taking down both of the bad guys....   [tags: character analysis]

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Wollstonecraft's Ideas of Human Goodness

- “Everything is good as it leaves the hands of the author of things” but “everything degenerates in the hands of man” (Rousseau Emile, Book I) Every human being is fundamentally good and perfect at it’s birth and through human manipulation humans become corrupted. Rousseau’s statement on humanity's fundamental goodness and it’s corruption through nurture is reflected in Mary Wollstonecraft’s novel Maria. In Maria, Wollstonecraft shows how humans are perfect at birth but with the harsh realities of society those virtues and emotions that made one perfect become twisted and turned against oneself by society....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Character Analysis of The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

- Character Analysis of The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells The importance of a name or lack thereof has never been exposed in such a prolific manner before The Invisible Man was published....   [tags: Invisible Man Wells]

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One Flew Over the Crucifix

- While working as a night attendant on the psychiatric ward of Menlo Park Veterans Hospital, Ken Kesey was stricken with an idea that would later turn into his first novel. That novel, entitled One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, went on to become his most famous work and a celebrated piece of modern American fiction (Lupack 566). One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest tells the story of a mental hospital which is running quite smoothly until a new patient enters the ward and sets chaos in motion. This new patient, McMurphy, disagrees with the rules of the ward’s authority figure, Nurse Ratched, and makes no attempt to hide it....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Dalene Matthee in Fiela's Child

- HOW DOES DALENE MATTHEE PORTRAY RACE AND IDENTITY IN FIELA’S CHILD THROUGH CHARACTERISATION. On one side of a mountain in the Long Kloof, there is Fiela Komoetie who is devoted to her child – a three-year old boy she finds one night, crying on her doorstep like a castaway lamb. On the other side of the mountain, in the Forest, are the Van Rooyens. Many years ago, the three-year-old son of Elias Van Rooyen, a woodcutter, and his wife Barta disappeared. In Fiela’s Child, Dalene Matthee passionately portrays ideas about identity to the reader....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Review Of ' Hamlet ' And ' The Prince Of Norway '

- Minor characters are often left out of the light and aren’t given the credit they are due. Even a skull such as Yorick can be important to the plot and development of characters in a story. In Hamlet, a minor character is one with few or no lines as well as an outsider to the main relationships of the story. Shakespeare uses these minor characters to develop the background of major characters as well as use them to drive plot forward and help major characters grow. One example: the Players, a comical theater troupe, function as one of these minor characters to develop Hamlet as well as his weapon....   [tags: Characters in Hamlet, Hamlet, Character]

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A Tale of Two Cities Essays: The Character of Lucie Manette

- The Character of Lucie Manette in A Tale of Two Cities Lucie Manette, in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, is a quiet young woman. She is deeply compassionate but never develops a real believable character. Her feelings, which are similar in all cases, are revealed to us when she interacts with her father Dr. Manette, Charles Darney, and Sydney Carton. During the scene in the shoemaker's shop the reader learns about daughter Manette through description, actions, and her words....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Character Development in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park

- Character Development in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park Character: the combination of emotional, intellectual, and moral qualities distinguishing one person from another. Character is a very important part of the human make-up. It is something that time matures and experience sharpens. It is the invisible blueprint of our souls, and only a lifetime can produce the full potential of one's character. Thus, how does an author develop a character to its fullest potential when there are only so many pages to be filled....   [tags: Mansfield Park Essays]

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Evolution of the Character Jim in Stevenson's Treasure Island

- Evolution of the Character Jim in Stevenson's Treasure Island   Everyone has two sides to their personality. Sometimes one side is displayed and other times the opposite side is displayed. In 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson created, Treasure Island. While some of the characters in this novel are extremely witty, and courageous; others are full of animosity, deceit, and greed. In this novel the main character shows all of these characteristics. Jim Hawkins is introduced from the opening of the novel....   [tags: Treasure Island Essays Stevenson Papers]

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Character Analysis of The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck

- Analysis of The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck “Apart from Mayor Orden, the characters in “The Moon Is Down” remain two dimensional” John Steinbeck’s “The Moon Is Down” is a novel about human relationships, the relationships between a small town and its invaders, the relationships between town officials and the towns-people, and the relationships between the members of the invading army. Although it is a short novel Steinbeck has made a few strong and well-defined characters in these 122 pages....   [tags: The Moon is Down John Steinbeck Essays]

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Character Identification: Hiding from a poisoned memory (Circle)

- Character Identification: “Hiding from a poisoned memory” (Circle) Characters from different sources of literature can often be linked together and seem to have the same feelings, background, moral standing, or struggles. They may experience the same hardships, driving them to suffering, which other characters in literature encounter. In the book Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee, the main character was told from the age of seven the hardships she would encounter in her lifetime (Mukherjee 3). Pecola, from The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, experiences rape by her father and the miscarriage of their child....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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Why is Nancy such an important character in the novel Oliver Twist?

- Why is Nancy such an important character in the novel Oliver Twist. {1837-1839} Oliver Twist was probably one of the most popular novels of its time. Within Oliver Twist the characters were the central main focus of the novel. Oliver: the main c... Why is Nancy such an important character in the novel ‘Oliver Twist’. {1837-1839} Oliver Twist was probably one of the most popular novels of its time. Within ‘Oliver Twist’ the characters were the central main focus of the novel. Oliver: the main character is made to appeal to the reader’s sense of sympathy....   [tags: English Literature]

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Character Analysis of Hagar Shipley from The Stone Angel

- CHARACTER ANALYSIS OF HAGAR SHIPLEY In Margaret Laurence's novel, The Stone Angel, Hagar Shipley is the main character. Born the daughter of Jason Currie, she is one who possesses incredible depth in character. Mingling past and present, we observe the very qualities, which sustained her and deprived her of joy such as her lack of emotional expression. As well, inheriting her father's harsh qualities, she exhibited pride that detested weakness in any form. Despite of her negative attributes she also displayed a positive mannerism through courage....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Epic of Gilgamesh Essays: Character of Gilgamesh

- Analysis of the Character of Gilgamesh    In the epic of Gilgamesh, there are many complex characters.  Every character involved in the story has their own personality and traits.  The main character in the novel is Gilgamesh.  Gilgamesh is a character who is very self-confident.  He feels that he is superior to others, due to the fact that he is two-thirds god, and one-third man.  This arrogance leads to his being cruel at the beginning of the story.  Gilgamesh is described as, ãtwo-thirds of him divine, one-third human......   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]

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The Character Henry in John Berryman's The Dream Songs

- The Character Henry in John Berryman's The Dream Songs The question that continuously puzzled me as I read through the poems was, "Who is Henry?". He is the main character in John Berryman's The Dream Songs, yet he is very mysterious. He is likely to show up in almost every poem in the book. Analyzing this character is confusing because he is mentioned so many times and in so many different contexts that it is hard to decipher exactly who he is, however it is possible that even the author is not exactly sure who he is....   [tags: Dream Songs]

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Hamlet, by William Shakespeare

- Frequently, tragic heroes and other characters are thought of as being analogues due to their mutual goal and parallels. However, one must question the negligible differences in the characters’ traits that differentiate them as a whole. William Shakespeare employs characters like these in many of his plays, in order to contrast characters with the protagonist. In turn, this enables a greater insight into the main character. As the play Hamlet progresses, Hamlet the protagonist, encounters his foils Laertes and Fortinbras, whom share his goal of revenge....   [tags: Character Comparison]

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The Evolution of Character in John Knowles' A Separate Peace

- The Evolution of Character in John Knowles' A Separate Peace One of the most revered and utterly enigmatic topics present within humanity is the evolution of humankind itself. Collectively contrasting both the origins of man physically and the very beginning of complex thought processes has been an incredible task, which is currently undetermined. The exact methods of the mind and of human character are both delicate and completely beyond true understanding. The only ways we as a race retain the ability to even attempt to comprehend such processes is through experimentation and elaboration via written text and visual arts....   [tags: essays papers]

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Construction of the Child through Character in Milne's Winnie the Pooh

- In this book there are who different characters of Christopher Robin (CR). There is, in one realm of narration, CR the listener of the story and in another, there is CR the character in the story. These two characters are quite different. CR, the child over whom the narrator can exercise adult authority is shy, listens to stories, takes baths and plays with toys while the CR the character is the main authority, goes to parties, expeditions and heroic rescue missions. CR the character seems to possess similar characteristics of the adult narrator....   [tags: World Literature]

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Character Personality Types in Pride and Prejudice

- “Pride and Prejudice” was written by Jane Austin and published in 1813. Since its publication, Pride and Prejudice has remained a hugely popular book with multiple film adaptations. The success of “Pride and Prejudice” can be attributed to many factors such as its idyllic setting, the strained romance between the two main characters and the witty dialog. However, the relatability of the characters and the abundance of personality types reflected in modern society have made Pride and Prejudice one of the most loved books of all time....   [tags: Literature, Psychology]

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Othello as a Tragic Character in William Shakespeare's Play

- Othello as a Tragic Character in William Shakespeare's Play The play Othello by William Shakespeare is about passion, treachery and revenge. Othello is a black, well-respected army general in Italy. He falls in love with the white daughter of Brabantio, a senator of Italy, called Desdemona and gets married to her without Brabantio's consent. Iago and Cassio are Othello's best friends, Iago turns out to be two-faced and evil towards Othello because he gave the job of lieutenant to Cassio when Iago thinks it should have been his....   [tags: Papers]

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The Canterbury Tales : Two Character Exegesis

- Canterbury Tales: Two Character Exegesis The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer are a collection of Middle English short stories written about a group of pilgrims telling tales as they journey to the shrine of St Thomas Becket. In this collection of tales, Chaucer introduces a slew of interesting characters representing all walks of life who present intriguing stories of their lives. The character of Chaucer serves as our guide throughout this story. Chaucer’s narration is unique in that we see him both as someone who could be there in the tavern with the group but at other times, Chaucer is a narrator who seems to know far more than he should....   [tags: The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer]

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Free Essay: The Character of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Character of Iago in Othello In the play Othello, by William Shakespeare, there is a display of the different human facets. This essay will primarily focus on the qualities of Iago. The way Shakespeare went about the description of Iago's character; anyone would assume that he was nothing but a despicable person. I would like to add a couple of perspectives to the list of theories. It may be that some of the things this character committed are somewhat justifiable. Now what exactly did this character, Iago, do that makes everyone perceive him as such a person....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Analysis of Ophelia's Character in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- In the English play Hamlet, Shakespeare incorporates deep analytical thought in his writing by the use of character, symbolism, and motifs. Specifically, readers can find these characteristics through analytical reading of the character Ophelia. While initially reading the story, Ophelia represents a character that is typical of the women in the 1600s, one who is too submissive and directed by the people around her. First impressions of Ophelia's character seem much too simplistic- one that is emotionally governed and trivial, in a sense....   [tags: Hamlet, Shakespeare]

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Darcy and The Monster

- A character will always decide the fate of the plot. A plot is empty and meaningless without a character to interact with it. If the character is cold and distant the reader will find the plot tedious and emotionless. It takes an author with an inventive talent to create a character who is believable, realistic, but not necessary loved. For antagonists need to be as acquainted to it’s readers as the protagonists. Now many people will argue that Mr. Darcy, Jane Austen’s character from Pride and Prejudice, is not an antagonist....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Romeo as a Sympathetic Character in William Shakespeare's Play

- Romeo as a Sympathetic Character in William Shakespeare's Play Romeo Montague is the main male character in "Romeo and Juliet". We can see his importance in the title of the play; he is named in the title of the play. In act I scene V, the Capulet Ball Scene, he gate crashes his great enemy Capulet Ball to see the girl he loves. In the Capulet Ball, he wears mask and stands aside. He does not dance. This scene marks the first meeting of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is attracted by Juliet's beauty and falls in love with her without knowing who she is....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Character Analysis of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

- Character Analysis of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Depiction of a believable character has always been a difficult task for any writer. A true character must evoke emotions and make the readers want to learn more about him or her. The appearance, acts, words and nature of this character must be vivid and understandable by the audience. In medieval England, Arthurian literary works, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight or "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell," describe the character of Sir Gawain as a noble hero, having chivalrous and virtuous attributes....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Shakespeare's Use of the Character Romeo to Maximise Dramatic Effect

- Shakespeare's Use of the Character Romeo to Maximise Dramatic Effect Romeo and Juliet is the greatest love story ever told mainly because it has various aspects of love and is also one of the greatest tragedies of all time. The play Romeo and Juliet was by all accounts taken from the poem 'The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet'. Shakespeare starts his play Romeo and Juliet with a prologue. In the prologue Shakespeare sets the scene and gives the audience a brief summary of the play so if the audience was to miss any part of the play they would still get the general picture of the play....   [tags: Papers]

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Norman Mailer's An American Dream: The Character of Steven Rojack

- Norman Mailer's An American Dream: The Character of Steven Rojack In almost every genre of literature there is the classic antagonist, and the classic protagonist. When examining these characters, there are certain guidelines which authors follow. However, there are times in literature when the classic guidelines are broken, and a new prototype emerges. Contemporary writer Norman Mailer broke the mold of the classic character(s) when writing the novel, An American Dream. In An American Dream, there is no set protagonist or antagonist....   [tags: essays papers]

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Mrs. Mallard's Character in The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

- Socrates, a Greek philosopher once said: "Each one must know himself." Unfortunately, most of us are not aware of our true character. Social conventions are the main cause making us repress what we really think and feel. Only when unexpected events happen, we do have an opportunity to take a close look at our hidden "self.""The Story of An Hour" by Kate Chopin reflects the dramatic development process of Mrs.Mallard's character through the death of her husband; it demonstrates that the true identity cannot be sheltered forever....   [tags: American Literature]

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Essay on Character Movement in James Joyce's Dubliners

- Character Movement in Dubliners          In a letter to his publisher, Grant Richards, concerning his collection of stories called Dubliners, James Joyce wrote: My intention was to write a chapter of the moral history of my country and I chose Dublin for the scene because that city seemed to me the centre of paralysis. I have tried to present it to the indifferent public under four of its aspects: childhood, adolescence, maturity, and public life. The stories are arranged in this order. I have written it for the most part in a style of scrupulous meanness and with the conviction that he is a very bold man who dares to alter in the resentment, still more to deform, whatever he has seen...   [tags: Dubliners Essays]

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Holes by Louis Sachar

- ... Stanley knows that the warden is looking for a certain something. “One thing was certain: they weren't digging to build character, they were definitely looking for something. pg 71. Meaning “holes” (pg 13) Denotative - a hollow place in a solid object or surface. Connotative - Tearing away the personality of someone. This is important to the book because the way the kids think and act is affected by these holes. “KB” (pg 99) Denotative - the Kate Barlow brand (lipstick). Connotative - The reason the kids are digging, looking for more of KB....   [tags: character analysis]

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Discuss the ways in which the character of Oedipus in Oedipus the King

- Discuss the ways in which the character of Oedipus in Oedipus the King conforms to the conventions of the tragic hero. In your discussion refer to how the issues explored in the play have a wider significance than the tragedy of Oedipus as an individual. Assessment 9: Short Essay – Drama Discuss the ways in which the character of Oedipus in Oedipus the King conforms to the conventions of the tragic hero. In your discussion refer to how the issues explored in the play have a wider significance than the tragedy of Oedipus as an individual....   [tags: Drama]

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Character Analysis of Holden Caulfield of Catcher In The Rye

- Character Analysis of Holden Caulfield Ever since its publication in 1951, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye has served as a firestorm for controversy and debate. Salinger's portrayal of Holden, which includes incidents of depression, nervous breakdown, impulsive spending, sexual exploration, crudeness, and other erratic behavior, have all ascribed to the controversial nature of the novel. Holden embarks on a journey and through every turn in the road, he deals with conflicts within himself searching for the truth in a society full of falsity....   [tags: J.D. Salinger]

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My Favorite Character - Original Writing

- A favorite character can come from different types of media. For me it takes a lot to remember a character in any form of media. It takes even more for me to love a character. During my childhood I would read constantly, most of the books to me are just a blur now. There are a few characters I can recall but unfortunately none really captured my imagination the way the characters JK Rowling made. They are the most dynamic characters I have had the bliss to grow up with. While the main protagonist are by far the most well rounded characters with us reading how they grow up book by book in their adventure, there is one character that really didn’t get much time in the book yet captured my atte...   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Two Strong Willed Women

- Two Strong Willed Women It is so admirable and such an honor to be in the presence of a strong willed woman. Since day one, women have been made to feel inferior to men in many situations. Women have had to fight for rights and equality for centuries. The fact that there are very strong minded, domineering, and opiniated woman that exist is such a bonus for us. So many women continue to take no for an answer instead of just standing up for ourselves. In reading “ A Worn Path”’ by Eudora Welty and The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”’ by Katherine Anne Porter, the main characters both portray that strong willed persona that most women desire to have....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Free Essays on The Crucible: The Character of Abigail Williams

- The Crucible – The Character of Abigail Abigail Williams the main character in The Crucible by Arthur Miller draws the interest of the reader as she is a wicked, confident girl who lies to get what she wants and defends her name and her life. Abigail is a defensive girl. She is always defending her reputation and herself to get out of trouble. Abigail was on orphan, her uncle Parris feeds and clothes her. She was also expelled from the house by Goody Proctor, therefore she has little standing in village....   [tags: Essays on Abigail Williams]

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The Character of Phoenix Jackson in Eudora Welty's A Worn Path

- The Character of Phoenix Jackson in Eudora Welty's A Worn Path 'A Worn Path' is the tale of the unstoppable love and care of a grandmother for her grandchild. Phoenix Jackson is Eudora Welty's main character and protagonist in  A Worn Path.. Phoenix is an old, frail woman who attempts to proceed on a long and treacherous journey through the woods to Natchez. Phoenix strives forward despite frequent obstacles in her way that include her own failing health and her grandchild's slim chance of survival....   [tags: Worn Path essays Welty]

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The Character of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

- The Character of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Willy Loman, the main character in Death of a Salesman is a complex tragic character.  He is a man struggling to hold onto the little dignity he has left in a changing society.  While society may have caused some of his misfortune, Willy must be held responsible for his poor judgment, disloyalty and foolish pride. Willy Loman is a firm believer in the "American Dream:" the notion that any man can rise from humble beginnings to greatness.  His particular slant on this ideal is that a man succeeds by selling his charisma, that to be well liked is the most important asset a man can have.  He made a living at this for 30 years...   [tags: Death Salesman essays Arthur Miller]

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Zombies in Popular culture

- I was a late bloomer when it came to knowledge of zombies. Well, late in the sense that I hadn’t noticed zombies in pop culture, not late in the sense that zombies had taken over. At least I hope the movies didn’t have real zombies acting like zombies, or else the world as we know it would be in a whole lot of trouble. The undead are everywhere in popular culture. Zombies appear in video games such as Doom, Zelda and Left 4 Dead. They are in movies like 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, and Zombieland....   [tags: Character Review]

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The Character Santiago in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea

- The Character Santiago in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway has a way of making his readers believe that the feats and strengths that his characters obtain in his novels are actually possible. Although this statement may be too critical, and maybe there is a man out there, somewhere on the coast of Cuba who at this very moment is setting out to the open sea to catch a marlin of his own. The struggle many readers have is believing the story of Santiago’s physical powers and his strength against temptation bring forward the question of whether or not The Old Man and the Sea is worthy to be called a classic....   [tags: Old Man Sea]

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The Character of Marlow in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- The Character of Marlow in The Heart of Darkness The Heart of Darkness may just be the title of a book to some people, but I believe that it goes much deeper than that. I think that this title describes the books main character, Charlie Marlow. Throughout this story I saw the many confusing and ever changing sides of Marlow’s character and his heart of darkness. Charlie Marlow appeared to be a man of great pride and civilization. He always spoke very proper and was a classic example of a man of his time....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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The Character of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

- The Character of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte In "Wuthering Heights" Heathcliff is both a romantic hero and a villain. As a romantic hero he is noble, brave and involved in a passionate love affair, he is also the main character. He is called a villain that means he is spiteful and only thinks about himself. Nobody, except Catherine and maybe Hareton like him. He immediately turns Lockwood against him, because he patronises Lockwood in a sophisticated manner that Lockwood doesn't understand....   [tags: Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte Heathcliff Essays]

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Shakespeare's Presentation of the Female Character in the Taming of the Shrew

- Shakespeare's Presentation of the Female Character in the Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew explores the role of women in Elizabethan times. Shakespeare uses many themes and imagery in the play and this essay intends to explore how Shakespeare presents the female character in the Taming of the Shrew. The Elizabethans believed that a peaceful and tamed house wife was a good wife. This view is supported by The goodie and the Baddie an Elizabethan text giving advice on how to be a good wife....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of the Character Hagar in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel

- An Analysis of the Character Hagar in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel The main character in the novel The Stone Angel, by Margaret Laurence, is a character who possesses incredible depth. Hagar is an old women who has never lost her spirit and free will. Hagar is still being faced with obstacles which she must fight to overcome. Since Hagar is a character who is not perfect, the audience is capable of relating to her. The tragic hero through his struggle and the recognition of his own shortcomings reveal man's essential or potential nobility, and we are ennobled, uplifted by the spectacle....   [tags: Stone Angel Essays]

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A Character Study of J.B Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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- Character Analysis in Silas Marner Silas Marner: Silas is the main character and protagonist of the story. When shunned from his town and church after being falsely accused of robbery, Silas is forced to migrate to another town, Raveloe, where he lives as a hermit weaver. Soon his small fortune of gold becomes an obsessive endeavor. The monotony and repetition of weaving helps Silas forget his old, unpleasant life, leaving him with nothing but his gold. This all changes, however, when a blond-haired girl finds her way into his home and heart....   [tags: Silas Marner Essays]

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Character Development in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row

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Jane as an Unconventional Female Character in Jane Eyre

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What Shapes Pip’s Character in Great Expectations?

- What influences shape the character of young Pip in Great Expectations. “Great Expectations”, by Charles Dickens, is an enthralling tale of love and fortune. The story is set in the period of Dickens’ childhood, from 1810 to approximately 1830, and it is likely that memories of his own youth inspired Dickens to write the novel. The main character, Pip, is a gentle and humble boy whose character and personality undergo major transformations throughout the novel. He is influenced by many characters, in particular Estella, the hard-hearted girl from Satis House, and Magwitch, the convict from the marshes....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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The Character Quoyle in Annie Proulx's The Shipping News

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Thor and the Odyssey

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An Examination of Rip's Character in Irving's Rip Van Winkle

- An Examination of Rip's Character in Irving's Rip Van Winkle Washington Irving wrote Rip Van Winkle with the American people in mind. At this time society was changing drastically. America was attempting to go through a struggle with forming their own identity. America was wanting to have an identity that would set them free from English culture and rule. Irving uses his main character, Rip Van Winkle, to symbolize America. Rip goes through the same struggles that America was going through at this time before and after the Revolution....   [tags: Rip Van Winkle Essays]

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Charles Dicken's Great Expectations

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The Character Of Romeo Montague in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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Character Construction in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde

- Character Construction in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde Chaucer’s epic poem, Troilus and Criseyde, is not a new tale, but one Chaucer merely expanded upon. One of these expansions that Chaucer’s work has become renowned for is the improvement of the characters. Generally, Chaucer’s characters have more texture, depth, humanity, and subtlety than those of the previous tales. Of the three main figures in the epic poem, Troilus, Criseyde, and Pandarus, Pandarus is the character that Chaucer took the most liberty with, creating and evolving Pandarus until he had taken on an entirely different role....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Esther's Path to Fulfillment

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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - The Character of Adam Trask

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The Catcher in the Rye - Character Analysis of Holden Caufield

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Toni Morrison's Sula - Character of Sula as a Rose

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The Character of Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

- The Character of Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart What makes a successful man. This, in itself, is a culture bound question because it can vary from culture to culture. However, in the perception of Okonkwo, the main character in Chinua Achebe's novel, Things Fall Apart, the measure of a man's success is based on two elements, material acquisition and growth, and physical prowess. This is ironic for Okonkwo since his people's typical idea of success seems to be constructed of a complex, strong spiritual culture, seemingly able to deal in traditional ways with any challenge in nature and human experience....   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays]

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The Character of Jones's Daughter in Williams’ Taking Care

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Judy, a Modern Girl.

- In a world with an over abundant population, the lives of many are overlooked and cast away in to the norm. In A Sentimental Education, Jane Unjoo Yang’s use of repetition and a sporadic writing style, emphasized by a second person view, reveal Judy to be a symbol of life in the modern generation and the tragedies that have developed with it; Tragedies such as lack of purpose and the horrible habits that have become ordinary in everyday life. There are certain tendencies that people, as a generation, continue to allow to dictate their lives in an unhealthy manner; whether it is hereditary, habitual, or a result from trauma....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Character Huck Finn in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- A disguise through Society Huck Finn, the main character of Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, travels down the Mississippi River in search of personal truth and freedom, which ironically he achieves by living a lie. Huck's journey causes him to wear a variety of disguises and masks to survive. Unfortunately however, the people he meets along the way wear disguises which they use to deceive and cheat the same society that Huck and Jim, a runaway slave, are trying to escape from. Jim must use his own cleverness, Huck's protection and disguises in order to avoid getting caught by society....   [tags: Mark Twain]

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Mildred Pierce Summary, Character Analysis, and Opinion

- Summary: Mildred Pierce, by James M. Cain, begins in pre-Depression California, and ends during World War II times, also in California. The main character, Mildred Pierce, is a very attractive housewife of 29, raising two daughters, Ray and Veda. Although Mildred loves both her daughters, Veda is a particular obsession with Mildred. She constantly slaves away throughout the novel to do whatever she can to make Veda happy, despite the constant abuse and deception Veda inflicts upon Mildred. After a divorce from her first husband, Bert, in the opening pages of the novel, Mildred is forced to sacrifice her pride and become a waitress in order to support her family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Character of Hester in Lawrences The Rocking Horse Winner

- Character of Hester in Lawrence's The RockingHorse Winner Hester is one of the main characters in D.H. Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner.” The story describes a young boy, Paul, who tries to win his “mother’s love by seeking the luck” (Kaplan 1971), which she believes she does not possess. Lawrence “condemns the modern notion that happiness and luck come from the outside, rather than from within; that happiness must take the form of money and goods rather than the erotic, parental, and filial love” (Kaplan 1972)....   [tags: essays papers]

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Character of Blanche in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire

- Character of Blanche in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire One of the best-known plays of our time, Tennessee Williams’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” tells the story of fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois and her struggles during the South’s post-war changes. Although the play is widely remembered due to its 1951 film version and Marlon Brando’s famous bare-chested cry of “Stella!,” it is also a story of a changing South containing characters struggling with the loss of aristocracy to the new American immigrant, the fallout of chivalry to a new mindset of sex and desire, and a woman grasping desperately at the last bit of fantasy she can muster....   [tags: Williams Streetcar Desire Blanche Essays]

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