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    'Anxiety of Influence' by Harold Bloom is the book in which the author presents the idea of poetic influence as an imperative in creating a poem. Poets stick to settled methods of writing, which appeared in the literary works of their predecessors. In another words, poets are rarely revolutionary when it comes to bringing new ideas of writing to literature and introducing new themes in their poems. What inspired a poet more than reading one great piece belonging to a literary canon? Writers don't

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    “Munro’s people are the immanences of our daily lives” (Bloom 2). This quotation, written by Harold Bloom, American literary critic, captures the essence of Alice Munro’s work splendidly. Munro does not aim to be a great literary hero, though she is, but rather to write about life as it is. Her work is naturalistic, one of the greatest appeals of her writing. Through that naturalism, Munro writes of ordinary sorrow, ordinary love, and ordinary passion. Nothing is meant to transcend the human existence

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    Crushed Dreams in The Glass Menagerie

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    entire play -  an ironic pattern of romantic expectations, momentary fulfilment, and ultimate loss' (Thompson 13). Works Cited and Consulted Bloom, Harold. Introduction. Tennessee Williams. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1987. 1-8. King, Thomas L. "Irony and Distance in The Glass Menagerie." In Tennessee Williams. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1987. 85-94. Levy, Eric P. "'Through Soundproof Glass': The Prison of Self Consciousness in The Glass Menagerie." Modern

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    The Awakening

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    The Awakening, by Kate Chopin is a novel that should be read. It is beautifully written, deals with important issues of oppression, and is a true quest for ones self. Unfortunately it does not meet Harold Blooms criteria for the Canon. According to Harold Bloom in his critical essay An Elegy for the Canon, a novel must embody certain characteristics in order for it to be canonical. Sadly, The Awakening falls short of one major criteria of the canon that can not be overlooked. There are many characteristics

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    Questionnaire

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    Question 1 - How do you want to CHANGE THE WORLD and why? 125 My plan to change the world revolves around global digitalization. I wish to acquire the knowledge to contribute to digital education in developing countries. Through the improvement of education, ignorance would easily disappear and both economic and social conditions would improve. I’m aware that such an idea has been fully researched and analysed by experts from all around the world. Nevertheless, in order to achieve such a massive

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    The Tragic Defects of Mankind

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    includes the character of Ralph, to represent a naturally born leader. Ralph is elected by the boys of the island to become chief due to his differentness. Harold Bloom states, “…his actions prompt the reader to believe there is hope that practicality and civility can exist, even among youngsters left to care for themselves in the wild” (Bloom 14). As Ralph continues his role as leader throughout the book, Golding incorporates how Ralph attempts to live by the rules, but emerges from innocence toward

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    "Coriolanus and His Mother" by Rufus Putney. From Twentieth Century Interpretations of Coriolanus ed. James E. Phillips. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc. 1970) 104-105 A.C. Bradley, Coriolanus. (The Folcroft Press, 1912) 11-12. Harold Bloom, The Invention of the Human. (New York: Penguin Putnam Inc. 1998) 577-587

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    Richard III.” Shakespeare’s Histories (Bloom’s Major Dramatists). Ed. Harold Bloom, Broomall, PA: Chelsea House, 2000. 24-28. Pearlman, E. “The Invention of Richard Gloucester.” Shakespeare’s Histories (Bloom’s Major Dramatists). Ed. Harold Bloom, Broomall, PA: Chelsea House, 2000. 28-30. Schlegel, August Wilhelm. “Lectures of Dramatic Art and Literature.” Shakespeare’s Histories (Bloom’s Major Dramatists). Ed. Harold Bloom, Broomall, PA: Chelsea House, 2000. 19-21. Shakespeare, William. King

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    "The Forge" Seamus Heaney

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    amount of change within the world as he was growing up. His experiences are reflected significantly within his works of literature. More specifically, I believe the drastic growth towards our modern society is directly reflected in “The Forge”. Harold Bloom, a professional American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, wrote about Seamus Heaney’s life in the following quotation, “"The most important Irish poet since Yeats"—so has Seamus Heaney been described by the

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    Death of a Salesman." In Bloom, Harold, ed. The American Dream, Bloom 's Literary Themes. New York: Chelsea Publishing House, 2009. Bloom 's Literature. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 30 Nov. 2015 Thompson, Terry W. "The Ironic Hercules Reference in Death of a Salesman." English Language Notes 40, no. 4 (June 2003): 73–77. Quoted as "Biff as the Hercules of Brooklyn" in Harold Bloom, ed. Death of a Salesman, New Edition, Bloom 's Guides. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2010. Bloom 's

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