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Literature Essay

The Role of Women in Medieval Brittish Literature
He succeeded in convincing Gawain that the girdle has extraordinary powers. She makes him accept the girdle, which finally made him lose the game. Even though she failed in seducing him and destroying his chastity, she made him finally fall into the foul trap.
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The Theme Of The Desperation In The Swimmer And Shiloh
Cheever did maintain this central idea of Narcissus in his story “The Swimmer” substituting one pool of water with several swimming pools, as ultimately Neddy realizes the true meaning of his life when he progresses through different pools and sees life stories of realistic nature unfold before his eyes until he reaches his empty house.Bobby Ann Mason treats the theme a pretty façade disguising a life of quiet desperation differently in “Shiloh”.
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Tennessee Williams's: The Glass Menagerie
It is noticed that while Laura has the pretty face, she does not possess the graceful figure her mother deems important thanks to the braced leg nor does she have the sparkling personality her mother lists, being too shy typically to utter more than a word or two when confronted by strangers.
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The House of Usher and A Rose for Emily
Is “very large and lofty,” with long and narrow windows, “inaccessible from within” and only “feeble gleams of encrimsoned light” making their way through the trellised panes. The furniture is “profuse, comfortless, antique, and tattered.”
Pages: 4 (750 words), Essay
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The Theme of Change and Conflict in Tennessee Williamss A Streetcar Named Desire
Stella is a bridge between the old rural South and the industrial new South - just as she is a bridge (some could say a retaining wall) between Blanche and Stanley (Winchell 171). In many ways, the character of Stella represents the transition between the old upper-class rural South, and the new industrial urban South (King).
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The Writing Style of Lucille Clifton
In “On Strength Gotten from Others”, Lucille Clifton recollects an incident when she was just five years old. It was the annual Christmas program of Macedonia Baptist Church. All young Sunday school children were given poems and recitations to memorize. She forgot her lines while standing on the stage in new Christmas dress.
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The Role of Woman in A Streetcar Named Desire
Women depended on men for both their sustainability and their self-image as is revealed both in Stella’s constant attachment to Stanley as a means of identifying herself and in Blanche’s single-minded pursuit of a life-saving marriage. In order to escape disgrace, Blanche sees Mitch as a method of marriage.
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The Identifying Fictions of Toni Morrison
Sula’s consciousness of the self is appreciable in this respect and her love for the self is evident, as she does not care about anything but her pleasure. However, she dies with a lonely heart and her pride keeps her away from sharing her life with anyone. Sula’s rash actions arising out of self-indulgence could be dampened by Nel’s sensibility as stated by Sula.
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The Bizarre Bazaar of Araby by James Joyce
Thus, love is the first illusion of the boy. The second illusion for the boy is bazaar: “The syllables of the word Araby were called to me through the silence in which my soul luxuriated and cast an Eastern enchantment over me" (Joyce, p. 375). Therefore, the author makes an attempt to develop a concept of “Araby” on the basis of sounds’ analysis.
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The comparison of I Used to Live Here Once and Nothing Gold can Stay, its Differences and Similarities
Her attempts to reach out to the children are frustrated by the fact that she is a ghost. The fact reaffirms the erasure that racially different people have faced at the hands of the white imperial races in historical narratives that seek to present the Creole in a bad light. Elgin W. Mellon remarks upon how the protagonist in the short stories that were written by Rhys was almost always a victim of a social force.
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The Identification of Douglas Quotes and an Explication of its Meaning
In this context, Douglas’ quote is highly relevant because a Chinese person needs to understand that he or she cannot be an American and respect his or her culture. However, in some situations in human life, the concepts of Douglas’ quote become irrelevant.
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The Theme of Power in Hamlet
The theme of power is explored when Claudius, in his attempt to satisfy his hunger for power, eliminates his brother and coverts his wife and becomes king. When he becomes a king, he sees Hamlet as the only threat to his throne and exiles him to England where he was meant to be killed. This is because Claudius wants to remain in power.
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The Importance and Significance of Names in The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Initially, as a very young girl, she rejects her father’s intentions to teach her in reading Koran. Later in her captivity, the spirit of determination is reinforced in her by observing Fanta’s rebellious behaviours, who acts as a yardstick for her determination and foundation for future involvements in resistance. 
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The Most Popular Romantic and Classic Rags-To-Riches Stories of All Time - Cinderella
When she introduces the story of Cinderella, she does not say “Once upon a time.” Instead, she starts with “Once/ the wife of a rich man was on her deathbed” (21-22). By saying “once,” Sexton seems to be saying that these stories are incredible enough that they can only happen once. Afterwards, the image of a dying rich man’s wife is presented. 
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The Conversion of the Jews
A member of the Jewish community, Ozzie is not expected to question, think and defy the highest religious authority which in this case is Rabbi Binder. The question that most bothers Ozzie aims to uncover how it cannot be possible for God to, “let a woman have a baby without having intercourse” when it is He who holds the ability to “create heaven".
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The Connection between the Relationships and Tragedy in Shakespeares Macbeth
If Macbeth decided to be under the king, he may not be forced to undergo emotional turmoil. To be specific, the change in the relationship between the central characters resulted in their downfall. If Lady Macbeth decides to be a loyal wife who accepts the weaknesses of her husband, their private life may be happier. 
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The poem I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman
Without the women giving birth to the children, there would be no workforce to speak of. With no people, there would be no nation, no America. He also writes about “the girl sewing or washing” not because these are generally accepted to be the roles to be played by the females.
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Trauma as a Recurrent Theme in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Clear by Jonathan Safran Foer
n adequate representation of trauma in the novel is by Grandfather and Grandmother Schell. The two characters have disturbed communication patterns, which illustrate trauma. Their patterns of communication are derived from two incidences, the terrorist attack and the Second World War. 
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The Play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
The play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” depicts family roles that existed during the 1950’s. Basically, a family comprises of parents and children. In the play, Big Daddy and Mama were parents to Gooper and Brick. Gooper and Mae had children of their own. Brick and Maggie were married, though did not have kids of their own.
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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Jim tries to return Laura into the normal life, but it involves some sort of violence since Laura cannot be normal without damage. The moment when the unicorn's horn is broken makes it clear that the price is too high because to become normal Laura must destroy her world and thus herself.
Pages: 3 (750 words), Essay
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