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Alice Walker
“Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems” (1973) was Walker’s second volume of poems, in this she addressed such topics as love, individualism, and revolution. Her recent poems express the ideas of races, gender, environment, love, hate, and suffering, the same topics she writes about in her...
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The Painful Emotions of Women in Desires Baby by Kate Chopin and On Being Brought from Africa to America by Phillis Wheatley
The first doubts appear in the mind of Desiree’s mother when she sees the child, after a gap of around four weeks. “ ‘This is not the baby!’ she exclaimed, in startled tones.”  Even at that time, Desiree remained in happy ignorance. She imagined that...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Essay , Kate Chopin , Christians
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Comparison Views of Johnathan Swift and Laurence Sterne
For achieving the aim Swift uses the double expressive function of fantastic – interest and grotesque parody – which is worked out in the style of antique and humanistic traditions. According to these traditions, the plot of the book is grouped around the imaginary travel. ...
Pages: 6 (1500 words) , Essay , Gulliver Travels , Enlightenment
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The Smell, Back to My Place, My Discovery of New World - Childhood Memories
Sometimes things don’t work out the way we plan, and the scenes of my happiness would be disturbed by later events. Besides the lovely sound of our mother’s calls, we would hear another voice, darker, directed toward us. There were two viewpoints regarding using that...
Pages: 17 (4250 words) , Essay , Childhood Memories , Perfume
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Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
As Barbara has the real-life assets waiting for her outside her disguised life, she could feel the difference. She realized that low-wage work is not a solution to poverty. Just working hard cannot provide a better life. The real provocation to go through this low...
Pages: 6 (1500 words) , Essay , Barbara , Barbara Ehrenreich
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Type of Modern Heroine in Short Stories A Red Girls Reasoning and Its Wavering Image
The modern heroine, existing in a limbo area between cultural groups, is seen as a woman who is strong in herself, holds fast to her convictions and yet remains respected and popular within her community. In “A Red Girl’s Reasoning”, Pauline Johnson introduces Jimmy Robinson,...
Pages: 7 (1750 words) , Essay , Christine , Ceremony
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Peter Pan and Mary Poppins in the Fairy Kingdom of Children's Stories
Mary Poppins offers a clear distinction between fantasy and reality as well since the children encounter many adventures with her that they never would have experienced alone.While her arrival is unusual enough, seeming to have been blown in by the wind, floating up the stairway...
Pages: 6 (1680 words) , Essay , Hunting , Next Door
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Tiger Force and Vietnam War
There were physical torture and termination of POWs. An event was recorded where there was the deliberate execution of innocent Vietnamese villagers including men, women, children and elderly people. The ghastly exercise of severing off ears of victims and making collections was in practice....
Pages: 7 (1750 words) , Essay , Vietnam , Crimes
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Literature as Common Uniting Thread for Transmission of Complex Ideas on Philosophy and Justice
Plato’s contribution to literary development and human thought is invaluable, especially in the development of philosophical thought. He is a consummate user of the language tools as a medium to express complex ideas and offer a rationale to support it. One example in his work...
Pages: 13 (3250 words) , Essay , Greek Philosophy , Phaedo By Plato
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Feminism in Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen
This paper illustrates that the play “A Doll’s House” was written at a time when women were just beginning to break free from their former gender roles and demand to be recognized as valuable individuals in the context of the greater society. A woman was...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Essay , Doll House , Christine
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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides and Towelhead by Alicia Erian
Jasira in Towelhead tells her story as it happens to her, the events confusing and without deeper explanation through her own relation of the events, but revealing deeper context from the participation of the reader with the narrative. The experiences of the reader enrich the...
Pages: 7 (1750 words) , Essay , Iran , Memory
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Dry September by William Faulkner: A Story about Assumptions
The story makes the reader think and that shows that Faulkner was a great writer. Readers come to their own conclusions based upon what they bring to the reading of the story. The many questions that the story brings up allow the reader to create...
Pages: 10 (2543 words) , Essay , Black Hawk , Faulkner
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Analysis Characters and Settings of Two Stories: Minutes of Glory by Ngugi wa Thingo and The Keeper of the Virgins by Hanan Al-Shaykh
Beatrice views her black skin as the cause of her unattractiveness and she is willing to go to great lengths to lighten her skin which she believes will make her more attractive. She uses skin lightening creams which do not help her in her perception...
Pages: 8 (2000 words) , Essay , Genre , Happiness
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Life of the Poor in the United States according to Nicket and Dimed Book
‘Hard work’ was the secret of success: ‘Work hard and you’ll get ahead’ or ‘It’s hard work that got us where we are (Chazelle & Chainani)”. She remembers this, through flashback, and believes that it is only through hard work that she will achieve her...
Pages: 6 (1500 words) , Essay , Barbara Ehrenreich , Florida
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The Positive side of being an African American in poem On Being Brought from Africa to America by Phillis Wheatley
In a critical article from the Long Island University at Brooklyn website, it has been observed that Wheatley’s “On Being Brought from Africa to America” entails a celebration of God’s mercy in “bringing her from the “Pagan land” to the New World, and immediately creates...
Pages: 11 (2750 words) , Essay , Phillis Wheatley , Christianity
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On The Road by Jack Kerouac
This research tells that the novel, “On the road”, was written by an American, Jack Kerouac. In this novel, Sal Paradise is the main character. The whole book is about the travels of the main character together with his friends, across the United States. The...
Pages: 16 (4000 words) , Essay , Jane Austen , Mr Darcy
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The Peoples Discomfort and Disappointment With the New Nations in Literature
The representation of the nationality by Rushdie points to the fact that the concept of a nation is not an impossible reality. The main systems that drive the concept of a nation and the very existence of a nation are impossible or fictional. Some writers...
Pages: 10 (2500 words) , Essay , Alienation , Corruption
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Analysis of Hamlet and Henry IV
. The story also tells about the fading relationships of the King and his son and the activities that the son has indulged into. These activities of drinking and being in the wrong company were seen as a sign of disgrace and could not be...
Pages: 6 (1500 words) , Essay , Shakespeare , William Shakespeare
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The Novel The Scarlet Letter
False and low morals of the society are unveiled through treatment of women and their children. Hawthorne portrays that Hester is a patient sufferer who can do nothing to protect herself. Everything about the old Puritan world is central to Hawthorne's interior life. The author...
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Gallimard's Butterfly - Does Womans Gender, Racial and Ethnic Identity Matter to Understand Her True Essence and Value
The conflicts arising in the play “M. Butterfly” by David Henry Hwang show the East vs. West ideologies.  This not only involves the main identity but also relates to the politics and the historical moments that take place in the play.  When Gallimard decides that...
Pages: 6 (1500 words) , Essay , Gender Identity , Gender Stereotypes
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