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    Although the majority had an enjoyable and carefree childhood, there are still many that do not have the chance to enjoy it. Just as a coin has two faces, Annie Dillard’s “An American Childhood” and Luis Rodriguez’s “Always Running” have shown the readers that not everyone had a fun and exciting childhood. In “An American Childhood”, Annie Dillard was a child. As she described within her writing, she used to hang out with the boys more than the girls in her neighborhood. She and her friends would

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    because she cancelled the abortion and she has bonded with her baby in her womb, and Lane Dean Jr. will marry her because he realizes he loves her. On the other hand Jig will most likely have the abortion because she fears the American will leave her if she doesn’t, and the American will stay with her because now they can travel without a baby spoiling his plans. Sheri and Lane are in quite a predicament, faced with the chose to keep the baby or to have an abortion. Sheri will undoubtedly keep the baby

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    Importance of Character Development

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    In his acceptance speech for the Noble Prize for Literature, William Faulkner identified “the human heart in conflict with itself” as the only subject truly worth writing about. This means that every piece of literature should have characters that struggle with themselves revealing their deeper personal feelings. Conflict is evident in literature to make the story interesting; however, a story detailing internal conflict within a single character creates greater depth to the story. Faulkner speaks

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    The Use of Symbolism to Foreshadow the Future in Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour and Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson Often authors use signs to foreshadow events that will happen in the future in their stories. For example an author might write "As he was walking down the dark eerie path dark skies began to form" . Here the writer uses a usually negative sign to foreshadow a negative future. This is the most common way for authors to foreshadow in a story, but it isn't the only way. In some

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    Summary of The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara

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    The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara The Lesson, by Toni Cade Bambara, portrays a group of children living in the slums of New York City around 1972. They seem to be content living in poverty in some very unsanitary conditions. One character, Miss Moore, the children’s self appointed mentor, takes it upon herself to further their education during the summer months. She feels this is her civic duty because she is educated. She used F.A.O. Schwarz, a very expensive toystore, to teach them a lesson

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    and those who tell history only tell their perspective (Crouch, 39); the view is entirely biases because of what they have been through. Morrison even stated herself, as noted in Maggie Sale’s article “Call and Response as Critical Method: African-American Oral Traditions and Beloved”, that she “wanted to write literature that was irrevocably, indisputably black” (Sale, 42). Cynthia Griffin Wolff, author of “‘Margaret Garner’: A Cincinn... ... middle of paper ... ...d not really happen, just what

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    In “Hills like White Elephants”, the American stresses to Jig, “if you don’t want to you don’t have to. I wouldn’t have you do it if you don’t want to. But I know it’s perfectly simple” (Hemingway, 311). The American uses these words constantly throughout the story as a technique to persuade Jig into considering an abortion. The American uses persistence to effectively control Jig mentally and sway her towards a certain decision. In addition, the American reassures to the girl, “I love you now

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    On the day May 19, 1870 in Washington D.C., into a family with respect but the family had a history of mental illness and alcoholism. Fish’s mom was a single mom, she could not able to support him. Went to a foster home and had a rough time in there and tried to escape but did not happen. Through the course of Albert Fish’s life, he demonstrates the qualities of a human monster through his murderous assaults on innocent children, thus proving that human monsters are more terrifying than the fictional

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    and everyday objects as a way to give a greater power to their novels. Both Capote and Plath have allowed their readers to gaze into the world of Holly and Esther, two very diverse characters, who surprisingly share many qualities with contemporary American women. These two works of literature, written years ago seem to foreshadow what society has become today. When examining the ordinary objects Capote and Plath appoint as symbols, readers are left to ponder about their own personal objects which

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    Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

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    Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace Alias Grace is the most recent novel by Margaret Atwood, Canada’s most prominent modern novelist. The novel is, as Atwood writes in her afterword, ‘a work of fiction, although it is based on reality’(538) centred on the case of Victorian Canada’s most celebrated murderess, Grace Marks, an immigrant Irish servant girl. The manner in which Atwood imaginatively reconfigures historical fact in order to create a subversive text which ‘writes back’ to both the journals

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