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    A Comparison of Birdsong and Regeneration how far do you agree that these writings produced in recent years about WW1 you should consider the genders of writer any themes and symbols which you have come across in wider reading comment specifically on language? Because bird song and regeneration were both written in the 1990s we see that there is a different atmosphere to some of the earlier works from such

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    Women as Objects in A Woman on a Roof

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    Women as Objects in A Woman on a Roof Doris Lessing’s "A Woman on a Roof" allows us to understand how some men view woman: as mere objects for display and possession. Lessing shows how each of the male characters reacts and deals with rejection from a woman sunbathing on a nearby rooftop. We discover how three men’s preoccupation with sex keeps them unaware of how their advances may be unwanted and ignorant of their action’s possible consequences. All three men share the desire to get this

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    Jane Austen was a widely read English novelist, whose works of many romantic novels such as “Pride and Prejudice” or “Emma”, earned her a place as one of the most well-known writers in English literature. (The Biography of Jane Austen) Jane Austen was well-known for personifying the woman characters in her books as headstrong and stubborn that faced all different kinds of circumstances and backgrounds, but wanted one thing, true love. (Jane Austen Biography Page 2) Also, her realistic thoughts and

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    Mark Haddon's Night-Time

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    Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-Time, illustrates how different character’s react in adversities they face. The novel focus’s on an autistic 15 year old, who is intrigued in finding out who kills his neighbour’s dog, which results in him discovering about mother’s ‘death’. Throughout the text Haddon explores different characters responses to a range of challenges and situations that arise. Haddon’s use of characterisation, themes and symbols, allow the reader to identify

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    Minorities in America as Portrayed in My Name is Asher Lev, Joy Luck Club, and Black Like Me Conflicting values are a constant issue in society. In diverse civilizations minorities become out ruled by the majority. In Twentieth Century American culture there are many difficulties in existing as a minority. The books My Name is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok, and the Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, portray the aspect of being torn between two cultures as a conflict for today's minorities. Black Like Me

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    Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

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    Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace Alias Grace is the most recent novel by Margaret Atwood, Canada’s most prominent modern novelist. The novel is, as Atwood writes in her afterword, ‘a work of fiction, although it is based on reality’(538) centred on the case of Victorian Canada’s most celebrated murderess, Grace Marks, an immigrant Irish servant girl. The manner in which Atwood imaginatively reconfigures historical fact in order to create a subversive text which ‘writes back’ to both the journals

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    Naturalism and Realism

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    Throughout the early 1840’s up to the early 1900’s American authors were either classified as realist or naturalists. Realism is a faithful representation of life that focuses on middle class people and their problems and a form of writing where god is absent. Naturalism is an exaggerated form of realism where nature is an independent force. Some of these authors like Kate Chopin, Jack London, and Ambrose Bierce are all naturalist because of their exaggeration of life and life events. Stephen Crane

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    Annotated Bibliography Crash Course. “Holden, JD, and the Red Cap- The Catcher in the Rye Part 2: Crash Course English Literature #7.” Youtube. Youtube, 17 Jan. 2013. Web. 18 Nov. 2015. Crash Course is a Youtube channel that explains a plethora of topics that range from history to astronomy. John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, takes over the literature section and gives insight to the deeper meanings of many influential books, such as The Catcher in the Rye. In this second part of

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    Comparing Relationships in Susan Minot's Lust and Coraghessan Boyle's Carnal Knowledge "After the briskness of loving, loving stops"-Susan Minot This quote from Minot summarizes the love affairs in her short story "Lust" and T. Coraghessan Boyle's short story "Carnal Knowledge." The protagonists in these stories go to great lengths to please their significant others hoping to find loving, fulfilling relationships. They make sacrifices and relinquish certain degrees of power to find happiness

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    Ambiguity in literature after World War II reflects and explores issues of self and society. These two ideas often work against each other instead of coexisting to form a struggle-free existence. J. D. Salinger, Sylvia Plath, and Richard Heller illustrate this struggle with their works. These authors explore ambiguity through different characters that experience the world in different ways. Identity, while it is an easy concept, can be difficult to attain. These authors seek out ambiguity with

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