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  • Nella Larsen's Passing

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    The concept of the uncanny can be a difficult one to comprehend; this is why Freud begins his essay with an analysis of the different definitions of the uncanny in various languages. Ultimately Freud rests that the German terms “heimlich” and “unheimlich” best match the definition of the uncanny because it is translated as familiar and unfamiliar. The uncanny can be defined as something that creates a feeling of familiarity but also unfamiliarity, and this unfamiliarity is what is fearful to the

  • Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner: A Message of Tolerance and Acceptance

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    different cultures, race, and ethnicity. While writing the screenplay for Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, the writer William Rose knew that the theme and characters would test race boundaries in this country. He cleverly established Matt and Christina Drayton as two wealthy and cultured San Franciscans who considered themselves liberal and unbigoted people. When their naïve 23 yr. old daughter Joanna brings home her 37 yr. old Negro fiancé Dr. John Prentiss, the Drayton’s are astonished and aghast, not

  • Improving the SmartsLeisure Park Website

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    look around the site. The links also need to be changed. It is not clear what the viewer needs to click on to navigate around the site. For example on the Thorpe parks website the links are bold and chunky and can clearly be seen. Also on the Drayton manor website the links are clearly shown at the top of the page, with drop down menus for sub-sections within the link. An even more interesting site is the chessington world of

  • Love and Hate in Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part

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    majority of the poem's theme. Drayton, without much introduction, leads his readers right into the sonnet's subject. He, directly addressing his X-lover, says, "Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part." From the very first line, we know the poet has doomed this relationship to end. The phrase "there's no help" indicates to us a frustration between the two parties involved in this relationship. Instead of proving to his readers that this relationship is doomed, Drayton takes this point as fact

  • Sonnets 18 and 130: Defending and Defying the Petrarchan Convention

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    Sonnets 18 and 130: Defending and Defying the Petrarchan Convention During the Renaissance, it was common for poets to employ Petrarchan conceit to praise their lovers. Applying this type of metaphor, an author makes elaborate comparisons of his beloved to one or more very dissimilar things. Such hyperbole was often used to idolize a mistress while lamenting her cruelty. Shakespeare, in Sonnet 18, conforms somewhat to this custom of love poetry, but later breaks out of the mold entirely, writing

  • Elizabethan Poetry

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    It was during the Elizabethan age that England felt the complete effect of the Renaissance. There occurred a revival of the old and classical literature of Greece and Rome and this was manifested in the poetry of the age. The Elizabethan age was characterized by an extreme spirit of adventure, aestheticism and materialism which became the characteristic features of Elizabethan poetry. Many poets displayed their skill in versification during this time and England came to be called The Nest Of Singing

  • Racism In Passing, And Nella Larsen's Nigger Heaven

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    Identity is a mirror of image constructed by society. Identity is an individual only and true form of self. Individuals, such as mixed race biracial people who do not easily fall into a race category are forced to choose which side of the color line they are willing to exist. The reality of racism for these biracial people become diminished with the term “Passing”. Passing refers to the ability of a member of one social group to be accepted as a member of another, such a different ethnicity, race

  • Analysis Of Nella Larson's Passing

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    In my opinion this curiosity with the black community that Clare has stems even deeper due to her friends reactions on the Drayton rooftop. Clare has no such allegiance to the black community and would naturally wonder why her friends would defend such an oppressed race. For Clare her curiosity comes from the unknown not from her ancestral ties to her race. Upon learning about

  • Love in the Poetry of the 16th and 17th Century

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    During the 16th and 17th century, many love poems and sonnets were written and most likely circulated for amusement and satire among poets. Though every poem is written about the poet’s undying love for their beloved, they all display different attitudes to love and ways of showing it. In 130, Shakespeare writes of his dark lady, portraying a real picture of her genuine features. Almost every line at first glance seems like an insult to his mistress, ‘My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;’

  • Signs of Life in the USA by Francine Prose

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    Schadenfreude at its Finest! In Signs of Life in the USA, Francine Prose states that it is an essential semiotic principle that, one way or another, everything connects up in a society. Prose, an author of sixteen books of fiction and five nonfiction books (for children and adults) is a contributing editor at Harper’s and a writer on art for the Wall Street Journal. Prose also reviews books, teaches creative writing, speaks in many places about fiction, and is a member in a special Art program.