Bret Essays

  • Bret Harte Biography

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    a great amount of wealth and signing the largest contract of his time it can be argued that Bret Harte was the greatest writer of his time. Some would argue that his work was dry, but others would agree that his thought provoking work really reflected who he was and where he came from. Bret Harte lived a very interesting life that left a lasting impression on the world of Literature (Hively). Francis Bret Harte was born in Albany, New York on August 25, 1836 (Franks). Harte’s poverty-stricken family

  • The Life and Poetry of Bret Harte

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    great poets and authors who helped create the local color school in American fiction. One poet who helped in this movement was Bret Harte. Bret Harte, an American author and poet, was born on August 25, 1836 in Albany, New York. His father, Henry Harte, and mother, Elizabeth Ostrander, both worked as teachers. His full name was Francis Brett Hart, but he decided to use Bret, denouncing the last T. His father then legally changed their last name to Harte instead of Hart. He practically grew up in a

  • Bret Hartes The Outcasts Of Poker Flat

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    their path. All this goes to say that people must be original and “keep it real” to survive the physical and mental fatigue life throws at them and also that everything will always be real and we must be in touch with our minds to harvest the realness. Bret Harte tells of a story where a group is outcast into the world to fend for themselves during the winter season. After they have been exiled and are outside the city walls, most of the group can’t handle the situation presented before them, as quoted

  • Bret Harte's The Outcast Of Poker Flat

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    We all can change even if we have made a lot of mistakes. Is that what Bret Harte meant in this short story The Outcast of Poker Flat? The story takes place in a western town called Poker Flat in the gold rush era. This city exiles a group of awkward people because the city was facing a moral decline and in the effort to restore their way of living, they decided to exile another group of people that they believed were immoral, and this group was our main characters. Mr. Oakhurst a professional gambler

  • The Outcasts Of Poker Flat By Bret Harte

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    “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Bret Harte Bret Harte, the author of the “The Outcasts of Poker Flat”, was a great American author and poet. He is best remembered for his revolutionary life in California. These people, the people with the traditional western US built him the first traditional western writer to win international popularity. “The Outcasts of Poker Flat “reflects the western attitude of his time”. “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” remains an essential bit of American

  • Literary Elements of The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte

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    "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" is a short story by Bret Harte about a western town that has banished a group of improper people. Local color is first shown in the beginning of the story when Harte talks about the people that will be banished later on in the story. Harte described the characters using familiar western types. The Duchess, a prostitute, another who had won the title of Mother Shipton, a witch, and Uncle Billy a suspected sluice robber and confirmed drunkard. The use

  • Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho

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    stab you to death and play around with your blood’’ . Bret Easton Ellis wrote in 1991 the rather controversial and contentious piece of literature, American Psycho, in which the aforementioned, disturbing quote exists. The novel has, as of its astounding amount of filth, gore and incomprehensible evil, been at the core of countless controversies, where the boundaries of literature(and whether or not these exist) have been discussed. However, Bret Easton Ellis has formerly written other novels similar

  • Consumerism And Materialism In Less Than Zero By Bret Easton Ellis

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    Less Than Zero is a debut novel of Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1985. It is a novel that is geared toward mainstream than literary fiction audience. Although Less Than Zero was loosely adapted into a movie in 1987 by 20th Century Fox, Ellis argued that there was no connection between the film and the novel except for the title, names of the characters, and the location of Southern California. By 2010, Ellis wrote his forthcoming novel Imperial Bedrooms the sequel to Less Than Zero. Overall Less

  • Dialects in American Literature

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    Mark Twain, Bret Harte, and William Dean Howells. The use of dialect in American literature comes from using a combination of realism and regionalism. According to “realism is an inclination toward literal truth and pragmatism and regionalism is the use of regional characteristics, as of locale, custom, or speech, in literature or art.” Regionalism includes local language, which is often expressed by using dialect. Three examples of accurately capturing regionalism are: Bret Harte’s “The

  • Perception of New York City in Goodbye to All by Joan Didion and American Psycho by Bret Easton

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    Both “Goodbye to All That” by Joan Didion and American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis portray New York as a city where it is horrible to live, filled with homeless men, filth, crime, and complete displeasure, but for some reason, nobody leaves. The perception of New York City given by these two passages is a contradictory one. In both passages the narrators describe the city with great disappointment and Didion also adds a tone of annoyance to her passage, annoyed that even though she hates pretty much

  • Butler Quotes And Summary

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    Bret Hribar Q1:     Butler’s theory of desire separates all desires into two groups, the desire for “self-love” and the desire for “particular affection”, which are all other desires like hunger, sleep, or sex. “Self-love” is a person general desire for happiness, this, as Butler states is an internal desire, a desire for our own enjoyment and satisfaction. Butler separates this desire from the desire for “particular affections” because these are all external desires, the

  • Cyranos Inevitable Destiny

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    he defies any opposing force that comes against him. He refuses to listen to any sound advice from his friends. The most obvious example is when he refuses De Guiche's offer to be his patron. Instead of accepting the advice from his best friend, Le Bret, he has a rousing “No Thank You” tirade in front of the Cadets where he openly refuses to be under De Guiche’s patronage, proclaiming that living under another man's honor is beneath him. “Seek for the patronage of some great man, And like a creeping

  • Roaring Camp

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    who died giving birth. Sometimes one doesn’t realize how much he needs to change until he gets a subtle push from fate. Just a little addition to the world can cause a regeneration of a lifetime. Bret Harte demonstrates this idea in the story "The Luck of Roaring Camp." In this story, Bret Harte shows that even the roughest men can regenerate into kind, gentle, wholesome people, with the love of a child. 	"The term "roughs" applied to them was a distinction rather

  • Local-Color Regionalism in Tennessees Partner

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    The literary movement of local-color regionalism in American literature is a very distinctive and interesting form of fiction writing that effectively combines regional characteristics, dialect, customs and humor. In Bret Harte’s Tennessee’s Partner, these characteristics helped the story jump off the page, allowing the reader to understand the “times” rather than just the characters. And, for that reason, I feel that this is an outstanding piece of work. One of the most distinguishable characteristics

  • Bret Harte Stereotypes

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    readers what can result when we judge others by their cover and manifests that the outward appearance of someone’s circumstances are not always what they seem. Local color is the main theme of Harte’s work. “In fact- and it is a fact characteristic of Bret Harte,- the only satire pure and simple, in his works is that which he directs against hypocrisy.” (Merwin, 4) He shows that society, as well as its citizens, can overcome their trials in life

  • The Outcasts Of Poker Flat Analysis

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    people,morally ambiguous. The idea of people being morally ambiguous is now a popular idea among authors. The authors are now making their characters morally ambiguous to be more relatable to real people in real life. The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte supports these thoughts. In The Outcasts of Poker Flat, Harte uses John Oakhurst,The Duchess, and Piney Woods to display morally ambiguous characters, and relate back to a popular situation of today

  • Bret Harte's The Outcasts Of Poker Flats

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    In looking toward the mythos of the West circa the Gold Rush, one may come able to forget that the myth must have started somewhere. It is in this that Bret Harte’s short story “The Outcasts of Poker Flats” had define America by exploring a story on the happenings of Gold Rush California, a tragic tale of outcasts who would succumb both to themselves and the wilderness of California alongside an ill-fated pair of lovers. In doing this, Harte had come to describe an odd camaraderie between these individuals

  • The Outcast Of Poker Flat By Bret Harte

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    The Outcast of Poker Flat “The Outcast of Poker Flat” was published on January 1869 and was written by Bret Harte. His real-life experience was the inspiration to write this story - the hardships of living and earn money while living in a harsh and relatively primitive region of the United States, the West. The main plot focuses around a group of people that tries to survive against the forces of nature and bad luck. The story starts in a small gold-mining town in California, Poker Flat. In the

  • Criticism Of American Psycho, By Bret Easton Ellis

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    American Psycho is a novel written by the American author Bret Easton Ellis. Ellis, as an author, has written and published seven literary works. American Psycho was written already in the 1980s, but it was published only in 1991. The novel had drawn a great deal of criticism even prior to its official release. When the novel was published in 1991 it was received with heavy criticism. Because of the novel’s dark nature Ellis had received death threats which suggested that Ellis should be dismembered

  • Bret Brett Character Analysis

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    Back in the 1900s, women were suppose to wear thicker and baggier clothes. They weren’t suppose to be showing a lot of skin and were suppose to have long and luxurious hair. Brett, however, was the opposite. “Brett was damned good-looking. She wore a slipover jersey sweater and a tweed skirt, and her hair was brushed back like a boy’s. She started all that. She was built with curves like the hull of a racing yacht, and you missed none of it with that wool jersey.” (30) Also, later on in the chapter