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    Portrait of an Invisible Man, Paul Auster, who is also the author of the book, lived with his son Daniel and wife at home. Paul Auster began to think how his father, Samuel Auster, is getting very old, and suspects he might pass away soon. One day Paul received a phone call that his father had passed away at his home. Paul then faced the challenges of gathering up and moving out all of his father’s belongings from his house. As he was going through each of his father’s items, Paul was reminded of his memories

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    In both Paul Auster’s Man in the Dark and Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, the telling of stories is a way of letting go in order to achieve survival of each of the separate grief the characters hold. Various efforts are made by the characters in both novels to distract themselves in their daily lives, and also in the stories they were telling away from what is seen as an “inescapable” story from their past that continues to haunt them. The unreliability of memories in Fun Home, and the concept of multiple

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    In this essay I will narrative order, narrative pace and narrative coherence in relation to Paul Auster’s ‘City of Glass’. I will also explain how narrative coherence helped me in reading and understanding the novel, City of Glass. Paul Auster’s ‘City of Glass’ is a novel about a writer, Daniel Quinn, who writes mystery stories. Narrative order is described in two ways, form order and content order. The description of Quinn’s life in the first chapter of the story is an example of both content order

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    Paul Laurence Dunbar

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    Paul Laurence Dunbar Outline Thesis: The major accomplishments of Paul Laurence Dunbar's life during 1872 to 1938 label him as being an American poet, short story writer, and novelist. I. Introduction II. American poet A. Literary English B. Dialect poet 1. "Oak and Ivy" 2. "Majors and Minors" 3. "Lyrics of Lowly Life" 4. "Lyrics of the Hearthside" 5. "Sympathy" III. Short story writer A. Folks from Dixie (1898) B. The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories (1900) C. The Heart

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    Emergent-Emerging Writing An essay written by Paul Valéry is titled "Le Situation de Baudelaire," translated in the Collected English Works as "The Place of Baudelaire." Our translators may have taken liberties here, for if Valéry wanted to say "place" would he not have said "lieu" or "endroit"? "Place" comes via Middle English and Middle French alike from Latin "platea," a street or courtyard, whereas both the English and French "situation" are straight from Latin "situ," place. Why

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    Willa Cather's Short Story Paul's Case

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    short story Paul’s Case we learn of a young man who is fighting what he fears most: to be as common and plain as his world around him. How others perceive Paul only encourages him to fulfill his dream of escaping his monotonous lifestyle. Paul feels he is drowning in his everyday environment and his only breath of air is his savior: the theater. Paul has very little interest in his class studies. This leaves him open to distraction and eventually criticism. Although Paul’s appearance is that of a perfect

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    The Scars of Sethe and Paul D in Beloved Scars are undoubtably an incredible means of storytelling in Beloved. No matter how a person changes or what happens to them, these marks are another bit of tangible history, following each of them wherever they may go. These physical characteristics are what one can believe in, more than what is said or written. When written and oral language can many times not be trusted, physical characteristics provide another more certain form of communication--one

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    Alice Paul

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    Alice Paul was born on January 11,1885, in Moorestown, New Jersey. Her father, who died when Alice was sixteen, was a businessman, banker, and property owner. The Pauls lived in the small Quaker community of Moorestown. One of the beliefs of the Quakers was equality of the sexes. As a young girl, Alice attended the Quaker suffrage meetings with her mother. Alice Pauls' father left them enough money so she could attend the exclusive Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

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    The Misunderstanding of Paul

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    The Misunderstanding of Paul A young man, misunderstood, confused, and unhappy with his life is not too uncommon. Most individuals in this situation would evolve or conform to his or her surroundings. In Willa Cather’s, “Paul’s Case,� this is far from the truth. Paul despises living his life on Cordelia Street in Pittsburgh, PA so much that he lies and steals to get away. Sherry Crabtree, a critic of this story, emphasizes the use of symbolism in this story; she notes that flowers are used

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    All Quiet on the Western Front

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    Analysis of Major Characters Paul Bäumer As the novel’s narrator and protagonist, Paul is the central figure in All Quiet on the Western Front and serves as the mouthpiece for Remarque’s meditations about war. Throughout the novel, Paul’s inner personality is contrasted with the way the war forces him to act and feel. His memories of the time before the war show that he was once a very different man from the despairing soldier who now narrates the novel. Paul is a compassionate and sensitive

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