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    eighteen year old jail-bird is truly funny. The comic effect here is based on the discrepancy between the standard meaning and contextual use of the word "to signify." There is a number of episodes in the novel with the same kind of humor: in the opening chapter of the novel, which describes his first visit to New York, Dean comes up with some absolutely moronic tirades. E.g., talking to Marilou, he mentions the necessity to "postpone all those leftover things concerning our personal lovethings and at

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    warning. His first chapter subtly warns us that Slaughterhouse-Five has been difficult for him to produce. "This one is a failure," he writes, "since it was written by a pillar of salt" (22; ch. 1). The irony of this statement is that by looking back in time Vonnegut accuses himself of idiocy, like Billy Pilgrim. Yet one of the main themes of the entire work is the "bugs in amber" or the existence of the past, present, and future all at once. In the opening chapter he also humbles

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    Penelope in The Odyssey

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    Penelope: In the opening chapters of The Odyssey Penelope is angry, frustrated, and helpless. She misses her husband, Odysseus. She worries about the safety of her son, Telemakhos. Her house is overrun with arrogant men who are making love to her servants and eating her out of house and home, all the while saying that they are courting her. She doesn't want to marry any of them, and their rude behavior can hardly be called proper courtship. She has wealth and position; she has beauty and intelligence;

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    North and South and Hard Times

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    this "shift" one which  Elizabeth Gaskell in North and South and Charles Dickens in Hard Times not only reflect but one which they endorse? If the public  sphere is masculine then the opening chapters of HardTimes immediately confronts us with this masculinity in the form of Gradgrind. The  opening line of the novel, "Now what I want is facts", is assertive and  authorative, the masculine manifestation of public speech. The demand for facts  can be articulated by Gradgrind and responded

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    Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables

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    insight into the author's intentions in writing the story. The book begins by describing the most obvious symbol of the house itself.  The house itself takes on human like characteristics as it is being described by Hawthorne in the opening chapters.  The house is described as "breathing through the spiracles of one great chimney"(Hawthorne 7).  Hawthorne uses descriptive lines like this to turn the house into a symbol of the lives that have passed through its halls.  The house

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    The Opening Chapters of Great Expectation by Dickens "Great Expectation" is a book by Charles Dickens written in weekly instalments between December 1860 and August 1861. Charles Dickens has also written many other famous books such as "Oliver Twist", "The christmas carols", and "David Copperfield". When I read the opening chapters to a book, I like to read one with a bit of mystery in it, keeping it realistic but still having a strange and odd feel about it too. It must be able to give

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    Victorian society and the conclusion the characters come to such as, becoming a gentleman, then changing completely, like Dickens says ‘snob’. The opening chapter is set in a graveyard, this immediately hints at an air of anxiety because it is desolated and sinister, representing the whole story in only the first few paragraphs of the novel. The opening chapter is set in the middle of the “marsh country, down by the river, within … twenty miles of the sea”. Dickens creates a rough surrounding throughout

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    Analyse the opening chapter of Great Expectations The author Charles Dickens wrote ‘Great Expectations’ as a series of instalments, which then put together and turned into a novel. It has been written in first person narrative, which is good because you get to know pip very well. My expectations of the opening chapter of ‘Great Expectations’ Where far from what I experienced when we actually read the book. It was also set in the olden days. By the end of the story I found it quite entertaining

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    Analysis of the Opening Chapter of Pride and Prejudice The opening sentence of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ tells is the main theme of the entire novel, marriage. ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.’ The novel is based upon the theme of marriage, finding a potential husband who has ‘sufficient funds’. Jane, Elizabeth, Lydia, Kitty and Mary all wish to find themselves husbands so that they can be married off

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    How effective are the opening chapters in Great Expectations and Jane Eyre? In my essay i will be explaining and comparing the opening paragraphs of "Great Expectations" ang "Jane Eyre". The author of "Great Expectations" is Charles Dickens (1812-70). Dickens was a middle class man who was well known and wealthy. He had his own magazine, called "All the year round", in which he published "Great Expectations" over a period of 59 weeks; one chapter a week was published his magazine. He wrote

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