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    Bret Harte Biography

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    that Bret Harte was the greatest writer of his time. Some would argue that his work was dry, but others would agree that his thought provoking work really reflected who he was and where he came from. Bret Harte lived a very interesting life that left a lasting impression on the world of Literature (Hively). Francis Bret Harte was born in Albany, New York on August 25, 1836 (Franks). Harte’s poverty-stricken family moved numerous times throughout his life (Franks). After his father died Harte and his

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    All this goes to say that people must be original and “keep it real” to survive the physical and mental fatigue life throws at them and also that everything will always be real and we must be in touch with our minds to harvest the realness. Bret Harte tells of a story where a group is outcast into the world to fend for themselves during the winter season. After they have been exiled and are outside the city walls, most of the group can’t handle the situation presented before them, as quoted, “As

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    the local color school in American fiction. One poet who helped in this movement was Bret Harte. Bret Harte, an American author and poet, was born on August 25, 1836 in Albany, New York. His father, Henry Harte, and mother, Elizabeth Ostrander, both worked as teachers. His full name was Francis Brett Hart, but he decided to use Bret, denouncing the last T. His father then legally changed their last name to Harte instead of Hart. He practically grew up in a family that has a small financial status at

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    by Bret Harte about a western town that has banished a group of improper people. Local color is first shown in the beginning of the story when Harte talks about the people that will be banished later on in the story. Harte described the characters using familiar western types. The Duchess, a prostitute, another who had won the title of Mother Shipton, a witch, and Uncle Billy a suspected sluice robber and confirmed drunkard. The use of local color is shown as Harte describes

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    The Children's Crusade or A Duty Dance With Death, is no exception to his fixation. "A work of transparent simplicity [and] a modern allegory, whose hero, Billy Pilgrim, shuffles between Earth and its timeless surrogate, Tralfamadore" (Riley and Harte 452), Slaughterhouse Five shows a "sympathetic and compassionate evaluation of Billy's response to the cruelty of life" (Bryfonski and Senick 614). This cruelty stems from death, time, renewal, war, and the lack of compassion for human life; all large

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    essay, “Dialects in American Literature,” I will compare and contrast three writers who used dialect in their writings and explain the difference between effective and ineffective use of dialect. The writers I will be discussing are Mark Twain, Bret Harte, and William Dean Howells. The use of dialect in American literature comes from using a combination of realism and regionalism. According to dictionary.com “realism is an inclination toward literal truth and pragmatism and regionalism is the use of

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    Characters

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    other characters stranded in a snowstorm. “But turning to where Uncle Billy had been lying, he found him gone. A suspicion leaped to his brain and a curse to his lips. He ran to the spot where the mules had been tethered: they were no longer there” (Harte 585). With the few supplies obtained, the characters rely upon themselves to correct the problem. The minor character in the sto...

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    John Harte is an ecologist from the University of California at Berkley. He is trying to find out whether heat stimulates further trace-gas from solid or not. He is going to conduct an experiment that will tell him if the greenhouse effect could start a cycle that would cause the effects to be worse than already predicted. The experiment will begin December of 1996 and will run for no less than three years. Harte has stretched a twelve foot high grid of cables above 300 square yards of land

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    characters. And, for that reason, I feel that this is an outstanding piece of work. One of the most distinguishable characteristics of local-color regionalism writing is the usage of authentic dialect based on the story’s setting. In Tennessee’s Partner, Harte uses this tactic best when quoting the title character. For example, when Tennessee’s Partner suddenly appears in court on behalf of his best friend, Tennessee, his words are carefully written based on how they sounded from his mouth – not on how they

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    Bret Harte Stereotypes

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    Flat, Harte uses local color to educate his readers what can result when we judge others by their cover and manifests that the outward appearance of someone’s circumstances are not always what they seem. Local color is the main theme of Harte’s work. “In fact- and it is a fact characteristic of Bret Harte,- the only satire pure and simple, in his works is that which he directs against hypocrisy.” (Merwin, 4) He shows that society, as well as its citizens, can overcome their trials in life

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