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    Metamorphosis, concerns the fact that young Gregor Samsa genuinely cares about this family, working hard to support them, even though they do little for themselves. On the surface, Kafka's 1916 novella, seems to be just a tale of Gregor morphing into a cockroach, but, a closer reading with Marx and Engels economic theories in mind, reveals an imposing metaphor that gives the improbable story a great deal of relevance to the structure of Marxist society. Samsa, the protagonist, signifies the proletariat

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    Antoinette's story begins when she is a young girl in early nineteenth- century Jamaica. The white daughter of ex-slave owners. Five years have passed since her father, Mr. Cosway, reportedly drunk himself to death. As a young girl, Antoinette lives at Coulibri Estate with her widowed mother, Annette, her sickly younger brother, Pierre.Antoinette spends her days in isolation Discontent, however, is rising among the freed blacks, who protest one night outside the house. Bearing torches, they accidentally

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    Metamorphosis, concerns the fact that young Gregor Samsa genuinely cares about this family, working hard to support them, even though they do little for themselves. On the surface, Kafka's 1916 novella, seems to be just a tale of Gregor morphing into a cockroach, but a closer reading with Marx and Engels' economic theories , unveils an impressive metaphor that gives the improbable story a great deal of relevance to the structure of Marxist society. Gregor, the protagonist, denotes the proletariat, or the

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    Columbian Exchange or the big exchange was a great exchange on a wide range of animals (Horses, Chickens, sheep, swine, Turkey), plants (Wheat, barley, corn, beans, tomatoes), people and culture, infectious diseases, and ideas, technology (Wheeled vehicles, iron tools, metallurgy) all these things happened between Native Americans and from Europe after the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492. Resulting in communication between the two cultures to initiate a number of crops that have led to the

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    Kafka described Gregor as a “monstrous cockroach.” Cockroaches are symbolic of filth. Most people view cock roaches as extremely disgusting pest. Out of all the things to compare Gregor’s transformation to, Kafka use of a cock roach was simply incredible. The use of a cockroach was perfect because Gregor’s family eventually viewed him as annoying pest. There is a lot of symbolism and imagery in The Metamorphosis

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    Summary of Metamorphosis

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    he gets out of his room. No one in the family is fully able to reconcile him- or herself to the insect Gregor, and Gregor is unable to express himself to his family. The fear and disgust his presence inspires (the irrational fear of the mammoth cockroach) is a detriment to his mother's health and incites his father to brief fits of violence. One such fit, a bombardment of fruit, deals Gregor a deep and crippling wound. Hobbled and neglected, Gregor begins to waste away in his room. The family takes

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    The Sargasso Sea as an Underlying Metaphor in Wide Sargasso Sea Why did Jean Rhys name her novel about the Creole madwoman in the attic from Jane Eyre after a mysterious body of water in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? As there is no mention made of the Sargasso Sea in the novel itself, one might wonder why she chose to title her novel after it. In a 1958 letter to a friend and colleague, she describes her changing titles for the novel: “I have no title yet. ‘The First Mrs. Rochester’ is not right

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    The inclusion of props and other physical objects in a play or novel creates a better understanding of the social interactions between characters, society, and self. In the play The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov, and within the book A Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the inclusion of physical objects provokes a strong understanding to the motives behind a change in society, and the underlying motives to a characters' action. Food is used as a prop in The Cherry Orchard to

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    Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony

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    have some less affirmative ideals lived on through our fore-bearers. Cultural, ideological, religious, and political supremacy are still abound today, as much as they were 50, 100, and even 5,000 years ago. In a shorter context, racism, the “cockroach” of human mentality, is still alive. It is the immortal insect that will live on as long as people tell their children to stay away from strangers, and others as equally unknown and different from the norm. Actively, society attempts to do away

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    Comparative

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    Both texts of choice, ‘The Metamorphosis’ and ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ are undoubtedly unique in their content, but more so that they both encourage us to form a deep sense of empathy from their readers, as both Gilman and Kafka encourage a shared sense of pain for their protagonists. This is through the powerful use of language not only in characterisation, but also in the description of place and surrounding. Despite this however, this essay will consider how far such a feeling of sorrow and pity

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