Dick Francis

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  • Reflex by Dick Francis

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    Reflex is a classic book written by Dick Francis. This is the twenty-second book he has written. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the novels he has written. This book is based on the life of a Photographer. The photographer’s name is Philip Nore, the book deals with the trauma a jockey has and how hectic his life is. In the first 50 pages of the book it deals with Philip being approached by his grandmother; (who he hates) and being asked by her to find her granddaughter. It also reveals that George

  • Shattered by Dick Francis

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    demanding the tape. They do not believe him when he tells them he no longer possesses the tape. He also knows he is in trouble unless he recovers the tape and gives it to the proper authorities. Analysis This is the first novel I have read by Dick Francis. When I first picked up the book I thought I was really going to read some garbage because I saw a horse on the front cover. But honestly, the book was average. There are holes in the plot large enough to ride a horse through. For example, would

  • Francis Scott Fitzgerald

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    Francis Scott Fitzgerald Thesis: Francis S. Fitzgerald was a talented writer; his only flaw was that he liked the combination of alcohol and the night life. One of the most widely recognized writers of the 1920’s and 1930’s was Francis Scott Fitzgerald (Beebe 339). He followed his dreams of being a writer, until he finally succeeded. Francis Scott Fitzgerald was a talented writer; his only flaw was that he liked the combination of alcohol and the nightlife (Coale 190). He spent his life

  • Tender is the Night by Fancis Scott Fitzgerald

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    Tender is the night is a novel written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald in 1934 and it was his last completed novel. The story is about human degeneration and the decay of love and marriage due to excesses of different kinds and mental disorders. The novel tells us about a young beautiful actress, Rosemary Hoyt, arriving at a Hotel on the French Riviera with her mother for a vacation. There, Rosemary meets Dick Diver, a handsome psychiatrist, and his pretty wife, Nicole Diver. This young couple leads

  • The Representation of the Body in Blade Runner

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    indefinable. Bibliography 1984 George Orwell Blade Runner Ridley Scott Brave New World Aldous Huxley Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick Future Noir Paul Sammon Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution Francis Fukuyama Phillip K. Dick - A Day in the Afterlife Phillip K. Dick: The Dream Connection Projecting the shadow: The Cyborg Hero in American Film Janice Hocker Rushing and Thomas S. Frentz Retrofitting Blade Runner Judith

  • Exploring the Self-Destructive Potential of Humanity

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    Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Herman Melville's Moby Dick, two separate and radically different compositions that both explore the self-destructive potential of humanity. Moby Dick, set in the New England region of North America during the mid to late 1800s, tells the story of Captain Ahab's quest on the whaling ship, The Pequod, to slay the white whale that crippled him on his last voyage. Throughout their trek the crew are faced with many warnings to turn back, ultimately Ahab must

  • Transference and Counter Transference in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night

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    there is no light, Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways. -John Keats, "Ode to a Nightingale" A silent but unsettling darkness pervades the novel, Tender is the Night, the story of Dick Diver, a promising young psychologist who falls from fame as he lives with his wife Nicole Warren, a wealthy and beautiful schizophrenic patient. The Author The analysis of the novel would be incomplete if not seen side by side with the biography

  • Whittington Castle

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    research something having to do with my heritage. My ancestors originate from England. Correspondingly, I chose Whittington Castle. According to an old English legend, one of my family ancestors, Dick Whittington, set out from the castle for London, in search of his fortune. After residing in London for a time, Dick Whittington went on to be "thrice Lord Mayor of London". That piece of history supposedly occurred in 1368, but the first construction of Whittington Castle was in 845 and modeled after the

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    preserve its essential value has some sort of epic grandeur” (“F. Scott Fitzgerald” St. James). Fitzgerald had heavy drinking problems and faced many financial failures throughout his life of writing but has proved to be gifted in many ways of writing. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was a short story writer, an essayist, and a novelist that was most famous during the Jazz Age of the 1920s and the Great Depression of the 1930s. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to

  • Tender Is the Night Parallels Fitzgerald’s Life

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    incessant creative manipulation and extenuating personal circumstances. When he began work on the novel in 1925, he was battling debt and a severe drinking problem. His idea for his fourth novel centered around matricide and a movie director named Francis Mularky. In this version, the protagonist Mularky befriends an expatriate group and then mentally falls apart, subsequently killing his mother. The inspiration for this character, according to Bruccoli, came from two of Fitzgerald’s friends: Theodore