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    Amazing Grace

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    Amazing Grace As part of the summer reading assignment this year, I read the book Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol.  In this documentary-style book, he told about the horrible yet completely realistic conditions of the most poor, rundown neighborhoods and districts in New York City.  Kozol wrote the book for the purpose of telling the stories of the children who lived in these parts of the city.  He dedicated his work to those children and it was his goal to inform readers that slums were in fact

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    The Tall Tales of, Canterbury Why are the Canterbury Tales so important? The Canterbury Tales were different forms of literary works written by Geoffrey Chaucer. In Chaucers The Canterbury Tales he uses personal experiences, observations of London, and unique style to create his Middle Age Tales. He was, not only a talented writer, but also had a very interesting life outside of his works. All of his works differentiate from medieval romance to the practiced of chivalry and courtly love. They prevail

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    Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

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    Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace Alias Grace is the most recent novel by Margaret Atwood, Canada’s most prominent modern novelist. The novel is, as Atwood writes in her afterword, ‘a work of fiction, although it is based on reality’(538) centred on the case of Victorian Canada’s most celebrated murderess, Grace Marks, an immigrant Irish servant girl. The manner in which Atwood imaginatively reconfigures historical fact in order to create a subversive text which ‘writes back’ to both the journals

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    The Collector

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    John Fowles, utilizes classic fairy tale as portrayed by other literary works to structure his narration in The Collector. He tells his version of a fairy tale by creating the characters of Clegg and Miranda to mirror Ferdinand and Miranda in The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, the Prince and Belle in Beauty and the Beast. The Collector and the aforementioned tales are similar not in the circumstances of the narrative, but the traditional dichotomy of captor and captive, good and evil, love and hate

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    the main themes of the postmodern movement includes the idea that history is only what one makes of it. In other words, to the postmodern philosopher history is only a story humans frame and create about their past (Bruzina). Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace is an excellent exploration of this postmodern idea. Through use of postmodern writing styles and techniques, Atwood explores how the framing of a story influences its meaning. By mixing different writing mediums such as prose, poetry, period style

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    The Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer, was written in the 14th Century during the Hundred Years War. Each of the characters was made to represent one of the 7 sins. In Paradise Lost, written by John Milton, every character has a direct connection to an earthly comfort. Both stories are written with the intent to teach its readers; however, Paradise Lost was written in in the 17th century, which means the writing style and the social standard on what the difference is between right and

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    Monk's Tale (The Canterbury Tales) Prologue to the Monk's Tale: When the tale of Melibee ended, the Host said that he'd give up a barrel of ale to have his wife hear the tale of Prudence and her patience, for she is an ill-tempered woman. The Host asks the narrator his name, and attempts to guess his profession ­ perhaps a sexton or other such officer, or a wily governor. The Monk will tell the next tale, a series of tragedies. Analysis Chaucer uses the prologue to the Monk's Tale as one

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    When Tartar's talks about the original folk tales as being cleaned up in content and in prose by the Grimm brothers so that they would not be rejected by the “sensibilities of the reading public,” it sounds like they're taking the stories of one social group, the folksy people, to make them acceptable to another social group, the literate public. The 'sensible reading public' were offended at the crudeness of the folk's tales, with readers such as Heinrich RoS, calling the Grimm's first and more

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    appreciated. In conclusion, Shakespeare's plays ranged from light-hearted comedies to gut-wrenching tragedies. Characters of the highest character as well as the most immoral persons to grace the stage appeared in his works. The scope of Shakespeare's work seemed to cover almost all aspects of life. Through all of these tales, the theme that occurred consistently was the spiritual longing of every individual for love (Knight 69). Shakespeare's plays move from a hope in political salvation to a desire for

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    called the Misfit. This tale is noted for its spiritual traits, specifically O 'Connor 's portrayal of redemption through the appalling and violent deaths of her surreal characters. O 'Connor can be praised for her operative use of color and the comical element of her Southern upbringing, as well as her capacity to make the reader visualize the eccentric language of characters like the grandmother and the Misfit. We will spectacle about the religious devotion and level of grace the grandmother possesses

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