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    The Winslow Boy by Terrance Rattigan The Winslow Boy is a play by Terrance Rattigan. It is based on the Archer-Shee case, and is about a young fourteen-year-old boy named Ronnie, who is expelled from the Osbourne Naval Cadets for stealing a five-shilling postal order. This essay is all about some of Ronnie’s friends and family, and their different views on the case. Arthur is Ronnie’s father. He believes that Ronnie is innocent because he knows his son better than anybody and can tell when

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    Naturalism in The House of Mirth

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    Naturalism in The House of Mirth Challenging the strict deterministic confines of literary naturalism, which hold that "the human being is merely one phenomenon in a universe of material phenomena" (Gerard 418), Edith Wharton creates in The House of Mirth a novel which irrefutably presents the human creature as being subject to a naturalistic fate but which conveys a looming sense of hope that one may triumph over environment and circumstance if one possesses a certain strength of will or a

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    ‘Design for Life’ a television series broadcast by the BBC in the autumn of 2009 , featured world renowned designer Philippe Starck as he attempts to find the next iconic British designer . The show opens with Starck posing the question ‘Somebody home UK? Is anybody awake?’ Which seems to suggest the real premise of the show is to depict the supposed decline of design in Britain. Starck believes that Britain hasn’t seen a true British design aesthetic since Terrance Conran with Habitat in the 1960’s

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    The House of Mirth

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    Lily Bart lived in the upper part of New York society. She loves nice things and extravagance. However, throughout the House of Mirth Lily plays a game. She wants to be virtuous, stay in the social circle, and have the money to keep up with the demands of her so called friends. She involves herself so much into the social life she loses all chance of gaining her riches virtuously or through true love. She misses her chances inevitably: from Percy to her dear aunt to her indecisiveness of men and

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    Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth serves as a strict model of etiquette for high society in the Gilded Age. It teaches one the intricate art of keeping up appearances and assimilating into the fickle leisure class. At the same time, the novel’s underlying purpose is to subtly critique this social order. Lily Bart’s perpetual, although often reluctant quest for financial stability and mass approval is a vehicle for demonstrating the numerous absurdities and

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    Lily's Choice in The House of Mirth

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    Lily's Choice in The House of Mirth Near the beginning of The House of Mirth, Wharton establishes that Lily would not indeed have cared to marry a man who was merely rich: "she was secretly ashamed of her mothers crude passion for money" (38). Lily, like the affluent world she loves, has a strange relationship with money. She needs money to buy the type of life she has been raised to live, and her relative poverty makes her situation precarious. Unfortunately, Lily has not been trained

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    Representation of Manners The novel of manners is a novel that focuses on the customs, values, and mindset of a particular class or group of people who are situated in a specific historical context (Bowers and Brothers 5). The context tends to be one in which behavior has been codified and language itself has become formulated, resulting in a suppressing or regulating of individual expression. Often, this type of novel details a conflict between the individual’s desires and the ethical, moral,

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    Australian Voices in Film: “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” Essay Question: Stereotyping of character representations “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is a hilarious comedy, brought together brilliantly by writer and director Stephan Elliot. Tick/Mitzi and Adam/Felicia are two drag queens that travel across Australia on a lavender bus with there transsexual friend Ralph/Bernadette. All three challenge the dominant stereotype of the Australian male. Released

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    Knights of Labor

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    lasting impact on society. The Knights of Labor started off in Philadelphia as a small and secretive group under the leadership of Uriah Stephens in 1869 (Palmer, 1992, p. 122). They only acquired further recognition after leadership turned over to Terence V. Powderly, who turned the Knights of Labor into a union unlike any before. Although the Knights of Labor never had any explicit record, they were estimated to have had over two million people over time, which was unprecedented at the time for a

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    A young couple walks into the prenatal ward of the hospital after their second miscarriage in two years [1]. The wife, Topaz, looks fatigued [2], and lacked enthusiasm and an appetite [2]. The husband became worried after Topaz became depressed [3] and appeared to look yellow [3] in complexion. Their doctor, Dr. Haus, called them in at this point and asked Topaz to step into the general examination room. Dr. Haus began by asking Topaz for a urine sample and a blood test. As they went over the results

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    INTRODUCTION I’m convinced that what happens in my plays could happen anywhere, at any time, in any place, although the events may seem unfamiliar at first glance. (Pinter, Harold Pinter: Plays, 2 ix) Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest post-war generation dramatists, Harold Pinter’s fame rests on not only his popular dramas, poems, sketches, short stories, but also on his political activism which is rooted in his concern for people and their impoverished mental and

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