Amis Essays

  • The Poetry of Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin

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    The Poetry of Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin In reading poetry, from many different genres, its seems that politically motivated verse seems to dominate, next to love that is. It also seems that poets have a desire to live in a different time, a different place. No one ever seems to be content with the condition of their world, yet, I suppose that is in the nature of humans. We all want something better or something from the past that we can't have. Wither it be the simplicity, the passion

  • Time's Arrow by Martin Amis

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    Time's Arrow by Martin Amis Life is no bowl of cherries. Sometimes you can't explain everything. You just can't, and Martin Amis knows this. Time's Arrow is a book on the holocaust. There is nothing new about its material, and it makes no attempt at explaining anything. So why bother reading (or writing) it? What separates this book from your average "holocaust book" is that this really will, as it says on the backcover, present you with a "different" perspective. Time's Arrow is not your

  • Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis and The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

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    by Kingsley Amis and The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood The adolescent years are often associated with turbulence, illusion, and self-discovery; however, Kingsley Amis’s Lucky Jim and Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman demonstrate that more often than not, the twenties possess these qualities to a greater extent than adolescence. The age period of the twenties often consists of relationships, employment and self issues and using the premise of these uncertain times, Amis and Atwood effectively

  • Edgar Degas-en Francais

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    le plus vieux de cinq enfants vivants. Degas embarqué chez le Lycée Louis-le-Grand, un des trois écoles qui l’ont préparé sont des pupilles pour l’Ecole Normale Supérieure, endroit éducatif de la France. C’est où Degas fait beaucoup la vie de longs amis. L’éducation, cependant, a laissé quelque chose être désiré, des maths et la science d’ offre. Apres qu’il soit parti de l’ecole il a continue le souhait de son pere et a commence a etudier la loi. Apres un an de ceci il a quitte pour se concentrer

  • Les Jeunes - French Essay

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    j'étais seule alors je n'ai guèré parlé avec quelqu'un. Chaque jour était un cauchemar. À la fin, mon ami m'a aidé et je suis allée au docteur. Il m'a dit que j'aurais du être morte et heureusement, j'étais chanceuse. B) J'avais l'anorexie quand j'avais dix-sept ans. Je n'étais pas sûr de moi et je me suis trés inquiétée sur mon apparence. J'avais mal á communiquer avec les gens et mes amis même. J'étais solitaire. Je n'ai jamais reçu un complément sur mon apparence, alors il m'est semblé

  • Nostradamus: The Truth Behind the Prophecies

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    time. The Frechman also predicted his own death which occurred on July 2, 1566. I t was the end of his foretelling the future on this planet. De retour d`ambassade, don de roy mis au lieu, Plus n1en fera: sera alle a Dieu Parans plus proches, amis, freres du sang, Trouve tout mort pres du lict et du banc. When translated: On his return from the embassy, having secured the kings gift, He will be no more, (his spirit) having returned to God, Nearby will be his close family, his friends

  • Time's Arrow by Martin Amis

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    Time's Arrow by Martin Amis The human being is an analytical creature. From scientists to philosophers to star-crossed teenaged lovers, the human is internally motivated to understand the world around him. That world provides countless puzzles for the human to solve, whether these puzzles lie in the forests of the heart, the laws of mathematics or the annals of history. However, some of the most unfathomable aspects of this world have been entirely created by humans. The Holocaust is one

  • Critical Essay on Terrorist by John Updike (2006)

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    Terrorist is a novel by John Updike written in 2006. Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, the main character in the story, was instructed in the Muslim faith ever since he was a child of eleven by the Iman Shaikh Rashid, originally from Yemen. The words and teachings of the Qur’an and his devotion to Allah become the centre of Ahmad’s young life which incidentally, lacks all parental guidance. After he graduates from secondary school he gets a job as a truck driver for Excellency Furnishing Stores where he meets

  • Memento as a War Movie

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    “What's too painful to remember, we simply choose to forget.” They are lyrics from the song “The Way We Were.” It is a simplistic thought that has been made many times throughout the course of time. It is a philosophy that many people have lived by for ages. The blocking out of traumatic events is done by the best of us and it utilized prominently in war movies. A one-sided view point is the only way to create a plot. As the erasure of memories is used in war movies, it can also be seen by Leonard

  • Cinematic Techniques in Nabokov's Laughter in the Dark

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    In his novel Laughter in the Dark, Vladimir Nabokov employs cinematic techniques to tell the story of director Albinus and starlet Margot. Nabokov's use of imagery and techniques from the cinema is evident throughout the novel. However, his style is not that of a screenplay, as his polished prose is always infused with his trademark irony. Gavriel Moses notes that Nabokov is aware of the overwhelming presence and claim to truth of film images, but he also recognizes that formulaic films tend to displace

  • Analysis Of A Suicide Note By Martin Amis

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    From the moment when he first appeared at the British literary scene in 1973, with his novel The Rachel Papers, up to this point, Martin Amis firmly holds the title of one of the most innovative and influential writers of the 20th and 21st century. His first novel was awarded the prestigious Somerset Maugham Award, and though he did not gain many awards in his life, his novels represent the constant inspiration for many critics worldwide. Along with writers such as Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, and

  • Ami Tan Mother Tongue Thesis

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    society where English is spoken “formally”. The majority most of the time, will underestimate those who doesn’t speak “formal English”. As people who doesn’t deserve the same attention as those one whom actually do. The essay “Mother Tongue” by Ami Tan is a clear example for thesis. First of all the title “Mother Tongue” is a double edge knife, it could mean

  • Comparing Sir Tryamour and Amis and Amiloun

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    Comparing Sir Tryamour and Amis and Amiloun. The medieval romances seem particularly in danger of being misinterpreted in the manner suggested, possibly because the word 'romance' itself inevitably calls to the mind the general vague term 'romance* or the adjective 'romantic*.However, real meaning of medieval romance are stories of adventure in which the chief parts are played by knights, famous kings, or distressed ladies, acting most often under the impulse of love, religious faith, or in many

  • The Power Of Sexuality In Maupassant's Bel Ami

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    illustrated in Guy de Maupassant's Bel-Ami, was far from romantic. It was a well-planned out ritual, full of lies, deceit and infidelity. However, the power of sexuality in La Belle Epoque does not stray far from its place in today's society—"sex sells," after all. Maupassant introduces prostitution into great literature with Bel-Ami. In La Belle Epoque, these women were seen as status symbols since it was only the wealthy that could afford their company. In Bel-Ami, Georges Duroy and Charles Forestier

  • Narrative Unreliability in Martin Amis' Money

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    In Money: A Suicide Note Martin Amis describes the life of John Self, an extremely successful filmmaker of TV adverts who takes part in the materialist game characterising the society of the 1980s. The protagonist is addicted to the 20th century, where he leads a careless life based on a daily abundance of drugs, alcohol, promiscuous sex, handjobs and the porn industry. However, this addiction leaves its marks on the body and character of John Self. His physical as well as social health slowly deteriorate

  • Money Bring You Happiness Essay

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    In today 's world, people are struggling to find happiness. From the people with most money to those who are struggling make end meet, everyone is on this quest to be happy. For some people, it could be playing basketball or going out drive to make them happy. Each people have the own thing to make them such as money. People think money can bring them happiness, but it can but its how you used it. The essay A Balanced Psychology and a Full Life and If money doesn 't make you happy, then you

  • The Value of Information

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    The Value of Information In the world today, information is an important aspect in almost every part of our life. From what time the movie we want to see begins to whether we should buy stock in Dell or IBM, we depend on accurate information. Is this kind of information a commodity? The dictionary defines a commodity as something valuable or useful (Webster 1993). Presently, information is a commodity because people are willing to pay high prices for information in order to make better decisions

  • My Work Experience

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    My Work Experience My work experience took place at Forbidden Planet, in the town centre, I didn’t have any worries about going there but I would rather have worked in a different ship only because Forbidden Planet sells items which don’t quite interest me such as; Star Wars, Buffy, Pokemon and also Yughio. I did try to get a self-placement however many shops didn’t participate in work experience or they would require me to get a placement through the school. There were many shops where

  • Human Oppressiveness in Two Kinds and A&P

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    It was Emerson who said it best, “For nonconformity, the world whips you with its displeasure” (Porter 1155). With a detailed look of Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” and John Updike’s “A&P,” you will find that this quote is entirely applicable in the context of oppressiveness and in the likeness of “coming of age.” These two stories document the different perspectives of two characters’ growing up and how the role of the invisible hand of oppression guides developing adolescents into mature adults; without

  • Sammy: A Follower or a Leader

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    Sammy, a Follower or a Leader John Updike, an excellent author of a short story presents us in A & P, a part of teenager’s life, easy to relate with everyone’s life. The picture, in which John Updike introduce his character, Sammy, as a responsible and mature young man which is working at A & P at the age of nineteen, conflicts with his rebellious actions and a behavior of typical American adolescent who is trying to overcome the growing pain of adolescence in search of individuality in a society