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    Friendship in Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Way, Way Back How does friendship help Charlie and Duncan get out and be more social? The theme friends are present in Perks of being A Wallflower and The Way, Way back. This greatly impacts the main characters as they become more social and less socially awkward. They both have friends that get them more social. They both also have girls that they really like, as their friends that help them become more outgoing. They finally have friends that take

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    understand” (Chbosky 37). This quote is one of the most accurate and simplified ways to share what a wallflower truly is. Stephen Chbosky wrote the young adult novel Perks of being a Wallflower. This novel is told through a collection of letters that are addressed to an unknown friend and are from a young man named Charlie. And because the novel is told through these letters readers are well aware of Charlie and his thought process it allows readers to see the inside thoughts of a wallflower. It is true

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    of cultural imperialism is vital and strikingly real. Ngũgĩ’ also initiates a discussion of racism’s deeper effects through his essay as his novel expresses them with names and faces. His idea of literature’s partisanship is clearly expressed through Weep Not, Child’s semi-autobiographical lens. Ngũgĩ’s essay serves to express his theories, while his novel brings them to life. One of the principle concepts of Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong’o’s “Writers in Politics: A Re-Engagement with Issues of Literature & Society”

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    these. In the bildungsroman novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, the protagonist faces his freshman year alone while discovering his true self. The novel's structure, constant allusions, and symbolism is reflected towards its main societal issue. Chbosky illustrates that the effects of alienation takes a negative toll on the average teenagers social life. Alienation is noticed from the very first page of the novel, as its structure is an epistolary. No one knows who Charlie is

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    Essay About Alice Walker

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    .. ... middle of paper ... ...t the only issues the critics have though. A few of Walker’s critics have noted that varieties of contemporary slang appear in the characters’ thirties speech. (Weisenburger 8) Walker’s publication of her latest novel, The Temple of My Familiar, has raised the criticism bar. They complain that Alice Walker has adopted a mushy new age philosophy to confront historical Christianity that has misled and misplaced black women. (Hall 8) Alice Walker is still alive today

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    Letters and Correspondence in Austen's Emma

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    the epistolary novel Jane Austen’s novel Emma was written at a time when the epistolary novel had just passed its peak (Cousineau, 32). Not only do letters and correspondence feature heavily in the novel, but according to April Alliston, “elements… characteristic of novels of women’s correspondence recur in Austen” (221). Some examples of these elements that Alliston provides are the existence of young marriageable heroines; deceased mothers, or threatening ones which, in Austen’s novels, have

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    bastard and these white people." At a very young age, Celie begins writing letters to God. In her letters she explains her fears about her stepfather raping her, her mother and sister being beat, and her fears for her sister, Nettie. This epistolary novel (a novel in which the narrative is carried forward by letters) takes place during the early twentieth century, where slavery still existed in the South, and black people lived discriminating lives. Even though many black Southerners formed tight-knit

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    Nettie Character Analysis

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    life is falling into place again. The truth about her biological father is written by Nettie saying “Pa is not our pa!” (pg 176)which influence her confidence to change her future and the way her life is because she has lived a lie. Throughout the novel you can see Cecil’s progress of being assertive and having genuine love for another person other than Nettie. Through Nettie’s struggles, love, and faith in her, she gathers enough strength to curse Mr.______ and leave him for good. This climax is

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    Samuel Richardson's Novel Pamela

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    Samuel Richardson's Novel "Pamela" In his novel, Pamela, Samuel Richardson suggests something that would have been considered ludicrous at the time in which his novel was published – he proposes that men should choose their wives not for their money or social standing, but for their virtue. He then makes yet another shocking suggestion by implying that the only way in which members of the upper class can learn to be virtuous is via the lower class. That is, he suggests that the lower class

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    The Coquette

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    The Coquette, written by Hannah Webster Foster in 1797, chronicles the life of an affluent woman in the 18th century. There are a few themes that are presented throughout the whole novel: correspondence, sexual freedom, and ideal womanhood. Elizabeth Whitman has been an icon of American history since the 19th century because of her bravery and contempt for the caged position of women in society. It is stated that the tombstone of Elizabeth Whitman is a popular tourist attraction; “her grave was a

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