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    Wilde thought that Balzac actually created life in the literal sense of the term. I believe that it was said in order to emphasize the fact that Balzac didn't copy life. To what extent Balzac imitated real life is debatable. In the preface to the Comedie Humaine Balzac writes: "Chance is the greatest novelist in the world: one has only to study it in order to be fertile. French society was to be the historian, I had only to be the secretary... A writer could, if he adopted this method of rigorously

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    The Profound Ideas of Honore de Balzac's Pere Goriot Honore de Balzac published Pere Goriot in 1834 (1), one of the outstanding novels in his panoramic study of Parisian life, the Human Comedy. Throughout Pere Goriot, Balzac's narrator oscillates between the roles of social historian and moralist. Although the presence of both observer and commentator may initially seem mutually exclusive, it also is a large part of what makes this novel interesting and entertaining. Balzac's readers, as flesh-and-blood

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    Honore de Balzac’s novel, Old Man Goriot, explores themes of love, betrayal, and wit by following the story of Eugene de Rastignac as he tries to make it big in Paris. While the reader gets to know all of the different characters that are introduced over time throughout the novel, one factor comes up multiple times that determines how the characters interact with one another. This key factor of the book is money. Depending on whatever money situation each character finds themselves in, affects how

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    `Nineteenth century writers are fascinated by criminals, but they are content to regard them as socially marginal, congenitally deviant and irredeemably other'. Is this true of the writers you have studied? Nineteenth century writers have indeed portrayed their criminals as socially marginal, congenitally deviant and irredeemably other, though all of these characteristics are rarely ever used in one character. Many writers have tended to cast their more socially minor criminals in a more redemptive

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    "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." (Act 1 scene 4 lines 282-3) This quotation may have been taken from "King Lear" but it is also very apt for Balzac's novel "Old Goriot." Both stories tell of misplaced loyalties, thankless children and self-knowledge, which comes too late. Both eponymous characters surrender their fortunes to their daughters, excepting Cordelia in "King Lear", only to find themselves outcasts. Old Goriot starts out as a wealthy retired

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    “Communication is the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs” (Dictionary.com, 2014). It is expressive and comprehensive. It is a vital part of life, especially for humans since we are social beings. Our muscles, which make up about forty percent of our body, help us accomplish multiple tasks. From yawning to lifting, to dancing, breathing and communicating, muscles help us along the way. Imagine your muscles working less and less and eventually

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    Samuel Beckett met en scène dans En Attendant Godot, c’est le drame de l’attente me semble juste. Le titre de la pièce, « En Attendant Godot », décrire l’action centrale dans un mot, « attendant ». On peut dire que Beckett est l’un des écrivaines les plus influents de la vingtième siècle. Cette pièce était sa première pièce de théâtre, et sa pièce le plus célèbre. Il est une tragi-comédie qu’il a écrite pendant les années 1948 et 1949. On dirait que Beckett cherche à obtenir l’attention du public

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