Chandler Essays

  • The Guide Dog Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

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    The Guide Dog Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner Benny - He is one of the Alden children. He is six years old.. Jessie - She is one of the Alden children. She is twelve years old. Henry - He is one of the Alden children. He is 14 years old. Violet –She is one of the Alden children. She is ten years old. Grandfather Alden – He is the grandfather of the Alden children. They live with him. Jason Peters – He is a trainer at the Greenfield Guide Dog School. Mrs. Carter – She is the owner

  • The Big Sleep: Writing Style of Raymond Chandler

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    He's Sherlock underground American style. He's a lady's man. He's in control. He's a one on the Richter Scale. He's suave enough to spill out awesome figurative language with seamless ease. No dearth of similes exists in this book. Sometimes Chandler decorates a page with more than four. They stand out. The similes are the fragrance of the flower. The only circumstance in which no simile can be found on a page is if the page is full of dialogue. Chandler's similes function interestingly in

  • The High Window and The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler

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    The High Window and The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler Raymond Chandler, along with Dashiell Hammett, invented what is now known as modern detective literature. Chandler excelled in the art, creating "wise-cracking" cynical "private *censored*s," such as Philip Marlowe. Marlowe and Sam Spade are what shall forever be the standard Private eye with razor sharp wit, keen intellect, and the blatant disregard for authority. Philip Marlowe is the smooth talking yet sentimental private eye

  • The Use of Series in The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

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    The Use of Series in The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler In The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler writes items in a series in almost every paragraph that does not include dialogue, occasions, in the text where Marlowe watches the other character do something like open and close a book or light a cigarette and flick the ash into a tray. When Chandler stops the dialogue to creates a space for Marlowe to record elements in the environment, he constructs sentences that indicate how Marlowe assimilates

  • Comparison Essay: Similarities Between Chandler And Joey

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    provided lots of laughter and tears through Chandler and Joey’s similarities and differences. In the show, Joey and Chandler become roommates after Chandler’s old roommate leaves and gets married. Soon after Joey moves in with Chandler, they establish a strong friendship by bonding over Baywatch and drinking coffee at Central Perk. Chandler and Joey display a variety of similarities and differences through their personalities, relationships, and jobs. Chandler and Joey display a variety of similarities

  • Strategy and Structure by Alfred Chandler

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    It can be said that Alfred Chandler (1918-2007) created the study of business history. Chandler concentrated his early research efforts on explaining the growth of large multidivisional firms in the USA and how they helped develop the US economy ( Jones, 2008) He was a historian, and in 1952 had completed his PhD at Harvard University in. His classic business book, “Strategy and Structure was published a decade later. His theory was grounded on an expansive study of large American firms between the

  • Gender in the Stories A Little Cloud and Counterparts in Dubliners

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    both men struggle with their identities both wanting to change the people they have become and flee the paralysis they are experiencing. The main characters of the stories "A Little Cloud" and "Counterparts" seemingly have nothing in common; Little Chandler is a quiet, artistic man who rarely drinks or strays from his usual routine, while Farrington is an impoverished alcoholic on the verge of complete disaster. Yet each man similarly experiences agonizing feelings of paralysis and a need to escape

  • Two Themes in James Joyce's Dubliners

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    “Little Cloud,” the main character, Little Chandler, feels the need for both an escape from Dublin and also from his normal everyday life. Gabriel, the main character in Joyce’s final story of the book, “The Dead,” desires a different form of escape than Little Chandler. He desires to escape his aunts’ party, and also at times, Dublin society. Although the stories are very different, and the theme of escape is expressed diversely, the need for both Little Chandler in “Little Cloud” and Gabriel in “The

  • Comparing The Big Sleep-Characterization Of Vivian And Carmen

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    before she agreed to leave. It really reinforced the characterization that Chandler had used for Carmen. Carmen is very crazy and very sexual. The same scene, in the movie, is shot with Carmen waiting in Marlowe's house fully clothed. He does not have to force her to leave and she does not act nearly as crazy. The production code causes the movie to lack punch because it takes away the precise characterization that Chandler used to describe the women and the situations. The scene is so watered

  • Jimi Hendrix

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    all. Marijuana, Cocaine, and pep pills were all introduced to Hendrix and became apart of his daily life, as he was an avid abuser of these drugs. Not long after being in the band the Animals' bassist, Chas Chandler, approached Hendrix and convinced him to move to London. In London, Chandler became Hendrix's manager and helped him form The Hendrix Experience. This new group consisted of Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, and Noel Redding. The Experience consisted of R&B with a little eclectic pop. His new

  • John Grisham's A Painted House

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    proud. The crux of this book is that it does an excellent job in showing the reader through other’s examples and hardships to persevere and never give up. The title of the book, ‘A Painted House’ is based on the actual farmhouse in which the Chandler family resides. It was an old house. It was a fine house that had never been painted. For this particular family, paint - like eating meat with every meal - was a luxury. It was not a requirement to have a painted house. It was not a sign of

  • The Characters of Chandler's The Big Sleep

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    The Characters of Chandler's The Big Sleep The differences between the characters in Hawks' adaptation of Chandler's The Big Sleep and the novel are obvious to someone who has noticed the details on both. Of course there are positive and negative aspects to such choices which Hawks makes in his film and those decisions which Hawks made from novel to movie should be examined and questioned whether they helped or hindered the production of The Big Sleep. One of the major differences, and I

  • You Belong to Me, by Mary Higgins Clark

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    Higgins Clark does a great job of keeping the reader in suspense. Mary Higgins Clark introduces many characters that all could me suspects in the crimes she describes in this novel. "You Belong to Me" was definitely one of her best works. Dr. Susan Chandler, a clinical psychologist, is researching cases of missing women. On her daily talk show, she focuses on the case of Regina Clausen who disapeared on a cruise three years earlier. In Regina's belongings, a turquoise ring with the inscription "You

  • It’s Just Casual Sex Between Friends

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    promiscuity can be found. One episode focuses on a married woman who had several boyfriends, including Chandler, and her emotionless, physical relationships with them. Another shows Joey in a meaningless relationship with a fellow thespian. Phoebe struggles unsuccessfully to contain her desires for one of her massage clients, while Chandler sleeps with Rachel’s boss. In a prime example, Rachel asks Chandler to set her up with one of his coworkers specifically for a “fling.” None of these encounters end

  • Use of Metaphor in The Big Sleep

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    Metaphor in The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler wrote The Big Sleep as a piece of hard boiled detective fiction. This style was a reaction to the high style of detective stories such as those involving Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple. Writers often set hard boiled detective novels in a gritty world where everyone has a past. In The Big Sleep, Chandler keeps this edgy, lower class tone right down to the objects he utilizes for comparisons in his metaphors. Chandler is highly precise in his word choice

  • Treatment of Women in The Big Sleep, the Movie

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    the experience or that movies are never as good as the book on which it is based. The difference between forms is not as much about already knowing how the story ends as it is about the dumbing down of the work for a broader audience. However, Chandler wrote The Big Sleep as a piece of pulp fiction that was read by a large populace. So, with this knowledge, I expected my experience with the 1946 film version of The Big Sleep to be less than stellar. As I watched the film version, one glaring

  • The Simplicity of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep

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    The Simplicity of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler would like us to believe that The Big Sleep is just another example of hard-boiled detective fiction. He would like readers to see Philip Marlowe, Vivian Regan, Carmen Sternwood, Eddie Mars, and the rest of the characters as either "good guys" or "bad guys" with no deeper meaning or symbolism to them. I found the book simple and easy to understand; the problem was that it was too easy, too simple. Then came one part that

  • Raymond Chandler's Writing Techniques in The Big Sleep

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    things that I could talk about. I heard that Chandler once said, "I live for syntax!" It does not surprise me that he would say something along those lines. I mean, this writer is all over the page with different writing techniques. Whether it is his use of similes or the lack of punctuation, Chandler's novel is easy to read, process and enjoy. I wouldn't say that this book requires an in-depth reading to understand the plot. The style that Chandler writes in is easily understood. His narrative

  • Raymond Chandler's Writing Style in The Big Sleep

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    definitely an essential element in any piece of writing, and Raymond Chandler uses his style efficiently in The Big Sleep. Chandler's style is one that seems to come easily to him and it also seems very natural to the reader, perhaps because there is not a lot of high, eloquent language. Rich in description and dialogue, the characters seem more realistic to the reader as a result of such details and natural speech. Chandler includes many descriptive words, similes, metaphors; yet they are not

  • Female Stereotypes and Stereotyping in The Big Sleep

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    highlight his use or misuse of the typical female stereotypes in, The Big Sleep. From the initial physical description that Chandler gives, the reader can quickly see that the women are complete opposites. Carmen lacks color and does not appear to be healthy while Vivian is "worth a stare" (17). Carmen has sharp predatory teeth while Vivian has, "hot black eyes" (17). Chandler characterizes Carmen as the petite, helpless female who needs protection. Vivian, on the other hand, is a physically impressive