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  • Review Of 'The Book Thief'

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    comes printed with this label: “It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.” It is a dark allusion to what is to come. But Zusak makes this story more accessible to the audience he is writing to and does this by creating identifiable characters, by bringing humor into this gloomy subject and by using a unique narrative to keep the reader enthralled. Zusak, in this book, creates a very identifiable and unique protagonist

  • Red Rock West

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    Red Rock West is a hood example of a new-age film noir. It has all the elements that are needed to make a film noir such as light and dark contrast, symbolic environment, the femme fatal, corruption, treachery, and deception. The film is unlike classic noir because of its use of color, irony, and humor in the movie. In the opening scene we get a sense of what Michael is like. He is driving a boat of a car across the barren desert, like he is scavenging for something. Strapped for money he stops at

  • Analyzing Shakespearean Sonnets

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    reproduce to endure his legacy, the second third highlight the ability of the immortalizing abilities of the sonnets and with the latter third there is the appearance of a dark haired lady - possibly a tongue-and-cheek humor of the Petrarchan sonnet. Sonnet 147, as one of the latter third sonnets, appears to be directed to the dark haired lady; as a anti-love sonnet, sonnet 147 covers the progression of emotions dealing with the loss of a lover. Shakespeare laments on his woeful state and illustrates

  • Compare and Contrast Tragedy and Comedy

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    Compare and Contrast Tragedy and Comedy A tragedy is defined as beginning with a problem that affects everyone, i.e. the whole town or all the characters involved, the tragic hero must solve this problem and this results in his banishment or death [run-on sentence]. A comedy is defined as also beginning with a problem, but one of less significant importance. The characters try to solve the problem and the story ends with all the characters uniting in either a marriage of a party. Although

  • Grendel: Apples and Pain

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    Grendel: Apples and Pain Grendel has a sarcastic and cynical mind, which serves to entertain both him and the reader. Through his expositions of situations, we see humor where others would simply see violence, and irony where others only fact. These others are the humans, the Danes, unwitting neighbors of Grendel, forced to stand night after night of slaughter. What is a traumatic and terrifying experience for them, is simply a game to Grendel, and the reader. Grendel bursts in on the Danes, ready

  • Colonial Times Essay

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    The Romantic period occurring from 1800-1860 in American literature mostly revolved around romanticism. Romanticism characterizes as an interest and importance in nature, emotion, and imagination. Two things that stood out to me in the Romantic period involving American literature was the different writing styles used in the poetry and the famous authors during this time. To romanticize something means to make it sound more appealing than it really is. When reading the poem “Paul Rivere’s Ride” a

  • “A” sian vs. Everyone Else

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    Two different types of people perceive cartoons: those who understand the artist’s message, or those fooled by the humor or story used by the artist to mask his real intentions. A “Frazz” comic strip by Jeff Mallett is a satire piece where the comic’s characters reflect subjects such as racism and stereotyping, but put them in light tones using humor as the deliberator. Mallet’s janitor is young and gives a teenager vibe to the onlooker. He introduces his tone towards stereotypical teenagers by

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    satire that is evocative of the classic Roman poet Juvenal, to express his fury with the British Empire’s political injustice and oppression of Irish citizens. After briefly calling for ideas to aid the crisis at hand, Swift blends his rage with dark humor and divulges a gruesome proposal of cannibalism that would “solve” both the threat of starvation and the overabundance of young children. The unidentified speaker of A Modest Proposal begins with a brief illustration of context, providing the reader

  • Comic and Tragic Elements in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five

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    historical and science-fiction. The irrationality of war is emphasized in each dimension by contrasts in its comic and tragic elements. The historical seriousness of the Battle of the Bulge and the bombing of Dresden are contrasted by many ironies and dark humor; the fantastical, science-fiction-type place of Tralfamadore is, in truth, an outlet for Vonnegut to show his incredibly serious fatalistic views. The surprising variations of the seriousness and light-heartedness allow Vonnegut to show effectively

  • Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask of Amontillado

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    our guide and narrator through this story. He grabs a hold of the reader as he tells the story from his own apathetic and deceptive mind to gain vengeance from the weak and dismal Fortunato. Montresor's mentality is disturbing as he uses his clever, humor, ironic symbolism, and darkness to accomplish this. At the beginning of the story, Montresor tells us that he has vowed vengeance on Fortunato. Montresor also states "I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution