Novels Essays

Essays on novels and authors of novels.

  • THE FIRE AGES
    Andly Kwan #17 ONE DAY… One Saturday morning, I woke up and the phone was ringing. I answered the phone but nobody was there. It rang again but still no one was there until the eleventh time. On the eleventh time, I answered it. It was my cousin and he wanted me to go to his house. THE START OF THE FIRE AGE When I arrived at his house with my mom, we went to Outlet Mall. I saw lots of things going to Outlet Mall like stores and lots of trees. I even got to see a train, a Metro Link train! When
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  • A Separate Peace
    A Separate Peace A Separate Peace is a remarkable story about the relationship between two young students, Gene and Phineas. Their friendship develops through the formation of secret societies and late night card games. A tragic event, at first glance an accident, changes their lives forever. As the story unfolds the friends have to deal with the fact that the unfortunate event was no accident. An extremely well written book, A Separate Peace is a wartime story about New Hampshire schoolboys as
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  • The Misunderstood Monster
    Grendel by John Gardner is a presentation of the dark, the misunderstood, and the ugly. Throughout the novel readers will come to understand the way grendels mind works, events that set him off and all of the different characteristic that make him the monster he is. In the novel Grendel by John Gardner, Grendel is presented to the audience as a coward, he would only attack at night when the guards of the mead hall were asleep, and he was an insensitive character and a monster. Grendel can be pr
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  • The Yearling
    In The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the author portrays the experiences of life in the backwoods of Florida in the late 1800’s. Here life is simple, but survival is difficult. The roaming wildlife and lush landscape provide many adventures for a young boy, such as Jody Baxter. Along with the adventures, there are responsibilities. The novel illustrates how Jody’s sense of responsibility helps him to resolve his conflict between meeting his own need to raise the fawn, and meeting his fa
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  • China
    “袅晴丝吹来闲庭院,摇漾春如线。”翻开《牡丹亭》文本,这是本书给读者的第一句话。“停半晌、整花钿,摸揣菱花,偷人半面,迤逗的彩云偏&
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  • Death and dickinson
    DEATH AND DICKINSON An analysis of death and mortality in Emily Dickinson’s poetry A Death blow is a Life blow to Some Who till they died, did not alive become — Who had they lived, had died but when They died, Vitality begun. (816) - Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson led one of the most prosaic lives of any great poet. At a time when fellow poet Walt Whitman was ministering to the Civil War wounded and traveling across America—a time when America itself was reeling in the chaos of war, the trage
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  • Essay
    Singer\'s thesis is that we ought to extend to (non-human) animals the same equality of consideration that we extend to human beings. Here\'s how I think the main contours of his argument shape up: 1. The only criterion of moral importance that succeeds in including all humans, and excluding all non-humans, is simple membership in the species Homo sapiens. 2. However, using simple membership in the species Homo sapiens as a criterion of moral importance is completely arbitrary. 3. Of the remain
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  • The Road Not Taken Essay: Figurative and Literal Meaning
    "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost is a poem that seems simple and direct but actually has a two-fold meaning. Frost lures in the readers with a rhythmic poem that could have a figurative or literal meaning depending upon the reader\'s assessment. Literally, "The Road Not Taken" is about a traveler who is walking in the woods and has come upon two roads. The traveler cannot travel both roads and thus must make a decision which one to walk. He evaluates both roads and chooses the road lesstrave
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  • Me
    In the world of politics, nothing is of absolute guarantee and nothing is everlasting. In politics, "wars" come and go but the "soldiers" stay forever and to get ahead, one must always be ready to be a team player and must always not forget old allies and the people that worked to get you to where you have gotten. Chris Matthews reflects this sentimental in his book "Hardball" as he shares his political experiences and knowledge. In his book, he shares three lessons that can help anyone rise wit
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  • 39 steps play/book

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  • Poverty Challenges
    Junior “Arnold” Spirit is a 14-year old Spokane Indian, who is the main character in the book, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”, by Sherman Alexie. He does not have much self-esteem because of physical health problems and being poor. This explains why he is always picked on or even beaten up. The whole Spokane Indian reservation where he lives suffers from extreme poverty, which is a reason why most have given up on hopes and dreams. He fears that he might be trapped on the res
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  • The Outsiders
    Ponyboy is a fourteen old member of a gang called the Greasers. His parents died in a car accident so he lives alone with his older brothers Darry and Soda. He is a good student and athlete, bust most people at school consider him a vagrant like his greaser friends, Sodapop Curtis-Soda is Pony\'s handsome, charming older brother. He dropped out of school to work at a gas station, and does not share his brother\'s interest in studying and sports. Darrel Curtis- The oldest of the Curtis boys, Darr
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  • The Power of Greatness
    In William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Antony finds himself grieving the mighty Caesar when he says: “O mighty Caesar! Dost thou lie so low? / Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, / Shrunk to this little measure?” (Act III, Scene i, lines 148-150). Antony is grieving a powerful leader, one that affected people, both in life and in death. Antony used Caesar to turn the Roman people against Brutus and the conspirators. Caesar came to haunt Brutus and tell him th
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  • The Last Tycoon
    Narrative Essay I’m not one to do extra-curricular activities. I don’t join clubs, and I can’t play sports. After school I simply go home. But I don’t just lie around and do whatever I want, I got my hands full. Since 6th grade, my mom has been a working member of the Orting TGF Cuts staff, and because of her ridiculous hours, I play nanny. Babysitting my little brother since age one and sister since age seven, has taught me so many life lessons. They taught me to be responsible, to stay focused
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  • Compare and contrast the ways in which Ned Vizzini, author of It’s Kin
    It’s Kind of a Funny Story written by Ned Vizzini and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky both follow the stories of teenagers struggling through adolescence. The authors explore the good and the bad of the teenage years through messages such as; even though adolescence can be tough, it’s not all bad, it’s okay to be different and friendships are important. In both texts, the writers convey the message that even though adolescence can be tough, it’s not all bad – there is always
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  • Lewis Carroll
    is the penname of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on January 27, 1832, in Daresbury England. He was the oldest boy in a family of eleven children of Reverend Charles Dodgson and his wife, Francis Jane Lutwidge. Carroll was relatively pleasant in his childhood, full of ideas and hobbies that contributed to his future creative works. His playmates were mostly his brothers and sisters. He really only played with his sister and never much his brothers though. He took care of his younger sisters m
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  • Inferno-dan brown
    INFERNO literally means hell. As many eagerly waited for the release of the bestselling author Dan Browns next, inferno too came with a set of ups and downs in the plot. The book features the return of the world renowned Harvard symbologist, iconographer and historian Robert Langdon as he wakes up in the hospital bed of an unknown city which is miles away from his own with no recollection of the past events. The authors ‘good luck charm’ who has been strongly criticized by many for his inhumanly
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  • Catcher in the Rye
    Development of Themes In Wuthering Heights, Bronte starts descring her setting by saying,?usually a large mansion or remote castle which is dark and foreboding: usually isolated from neighbors? (Bonte). It is obvious that the the dark and isolated environment described at the beginning of the novel foreshadows the gloomy atmosphere found in the rest of the book. Many authors set the tone, setting, or theme by using the first chapter or first few chapters. In The Catcher in the Rye, the opening c
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  • Book review I Am David by Anne Holm (1963)
    This is a story about a young boy\'s epic journey across Europe, and his budding emotions and sense of the wonder of life. The facts are simple. David is a 12 year old boy. He has lived all his life in a concentration camp somewhere in eastern Europe. He does not know anything about his parents or where he comes from, or why he is in the camp. All he knows is that he is David. One day, without any explanation, a guard arranges for him to escape. The electric current is switched off from the peri
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  • Ms
    It is interesting that Louisa May Alcott writes Little Women, in which she incorporates her own feelings and experiences. In fact, Jo\'s character is a near replication of Alcott herself. This makes the novel all the more interesting and personal, with the author speaking directly through the protagonist. Alcott writes the novel from third person limited point of view, focusing chiefly on Josephine March. She develops the characters brilliantly throughout the entire work, especially the March gi
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  • Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
    Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is a very strong sermon given by Jonathan Edwards in 1741. Edwards was a very well known and well spoken theologian of the early 1700s. His mother had little doubt at the beginning of his career that Edwards would become a great theologian because his father and grandfather were both great preachers. His grandfather was one the most influential people in New England religious life. The sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, describes how God can strike
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  • Hamlet Essay HSC
    HSC ENGLISH ADVANVED 2004- TASK 2 Module: Study of Texts and Contexts Elective: Transformations Reflect on what you find valuable in Hamlet as a text Shakespeare\'s work is said to be timeless and, despite being written over 400years ago, it is still studied and performed universally. One play that commands specific interest is that of Hamlet. This play still appeals to audiences as it has done for hundreds of years. In any context, Hamlet as a play is still commanding popularity, and it can be
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  • whatever
    BUSINESS CYCLE A business cycle is the periodic but irregular up and down movements in economic activity, measured by fluctuations in real GDP or gross domestic product and other macroeconomics variables. It is not a predictable or repeating phenomenon like the ticking of a second hand on a clock. Its timing is random and unpredictable. A business cycle describes the phases of growth and decline in an economy. A business cycle is a sequence of four: contraction, trough, expansion and peak. A con
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  • The Yellow Wallpaper
    The Yellow Wallpaper The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This story has a gothic presence that shows how a woman?s oppression, by her husband, drives her soul away, leaving her insane and in a world of delusion. The narrator of this story is a new mother, most likely suffering from post-partum depression; of course this was unheard of during the time era of this story. Her husband, John, is a physician who believes she is afflicted by nothing more than a se
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  • Symbolism In The Scarlet Letter
    Symbolism In The Scarlet Letter Adultery, betrayal, promiscuity, deception, and conspiracy, all of which would make an excellent coming attraction on the Hollywood scene and probably a rather erotic book. Add Puritan ideals and writing styles, making it long, drawn out, sleep inducing, tedious, dim-witted, and the end result is The Scarlet Letter. Despite all these unfavorable factors it is considered a classic and was a statement of the era (Letter 1). The Scarlet Letter is pervaded with profou
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  • Storm Breaker by Anthony Horowitz
    A fourteen-year-old boy, Alex Rider, learns of the death of his uncle and adopted parent, Ian Rider, in a deadly car crash. Alex is suspicious (because in spite of what the police told him after the crash, Ian Rider always wore his seatbelt), and decides to investigate. He finds that Ian Rider did not die in a car crash, and after events, reaches the head-quarters, where he discovers that his uncle was, in fact, a spy who had been killed before completing his mission. He had actually been traini
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  • eg
    Socialist ideals have recurred throughout the history of literature; from Plato to Marx the elusive goal of a perfect state has occupied some of the best minds in political thought manifesting itself in literature. In the midst of this historic tradition is the Utopia of More, a work which links the utopias of the ancient with the utopias of the modern. Hythloday\'s fantasy island draws heavily on the Greek Republic and yet it influenced the revolutionary world of Marx. What values do the Utopia
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  • historical fiction V.S. contemporary realistic fiction
    Mother was in Kingston, approximately 55 miles away from her daughter. Every day she called, hoping to talk to her, but kayana never listened for more than few seconds before running off to play. Then mother had an idea. She had read her favourite books so many times that she had memorize many of them. So the next time she called, she began by reciting one of her daughter?s favourite stories. Success! Kayana listened for 3 or 4 minutes before running off to play. Literature is a tie that binds m
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  • The art of characterization in Julius Caesar
    The art of characterization. JC Drama is concerned with the unfolding of characters and Shakespeare has constantly sought the most effective means to dramatize characters on stage. William Shakespeare?s art of characterization is one of the most distinctive features of the play, Julius Caesar. In this tragic and historic play, Shakespeare presents an imposing number of characters but the prime focus is always directed to those he wishes to highlight. The play Julius Caesar is a dramatization of
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  • George Orwell?s Beliefs about Human Nature in Animal Farm
    Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely. Orwell depicts this greatly in his novel, Animal Farm, because he greatly understood that in the end, humans cannot defeat human nature. In the previously mentioned novel, even though the title of the book suggests that the book is merely about animals, the story is a much more of an in depth analysis of the workings of society in communist Russia. The farm animals, after being fueled by Old Major?s speech, rebel against Mr. Jones. They set
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  • modernist elements in the hollow men
    Introduction: THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS NOT WITH A BANG BUT A WHIMPER T.S.Eliot, The Hollow Men (95-98). The end of The Hollow Men can only be the beginning of a deep and long reflection for thoughtful readers. T.S. Eliot, who always believed that in his end is his beginning, died and left his verse full of hidden messages to be understood, and codes to be deciphered. It is this complexity, which is at the heart of modernism as a
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  • Analysis of Catcher in the Rye
    Holden Caulfield is the protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye, and the most important function of these early chapters is to establish the basics of his personality. From the beginning of the novel, Holden tells his story in a bitterly cynical voice. He refuses to discuss his early life, he says, because he is bored by ?all that David Copperfield kind of crap.? He gives us a hint that something catastrophic has happened in his life, acknowledging that he writes from a rest home to tell about ?th
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  • Finding Peace
    Finding Peace Conflicts can occur at home, work, or with any everyday situation. The causes for any conflict can result from many possibilities, but the cause is sometimes misunderstood. The Anatomy of Peace explains how to get past any and all factors that may contribute to a problem/conflict. Getting past self-justifying reactions and pre-mature judgement can help with seeing the world clearly and dealing with conflicts effectively. The Anatomy of Peace provides the choice between peace and th
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  • Animal FArm
    Animal Farm The novel Animal Farm by George Orwell is one of the most well recognized political satires of this time. Orwell has caused many elaborate interpretations to be written of his novel such as Language as Theme in Animal Farm, by Samir Elbarbary, is one of these interpretations. In Orwells? novel Animal Farm expresses the traits needed to maintain and secure a sense of power and control through the Pigs in the books? actions. The most significant of these traits are linguistic ability,
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  • the lawsuit
    March 15th, 2011 Subject: Principles of Economics I Name: Hassan Shahid Student ID: 757196395 Instructor: Prof. Moses Ayiku U.S Budget for 2011 Present Obama presented Congress with a record $3.6 trillion budget. The total revenue for 2011 is estimated at $2 trillion. If you do the math, this will give the government a total deficit of an estimated $1.6 trillion which is also the highest at record. The following is a comparison of estimated spending for the year 2010 and 2011 on few major compon
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  • Anthem
    In the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand, the main character, Equality lives in a world that is different than our own; a world where individualism is forbidden and human rights are disregarded because of the effort to achieve total equality among mankind. In the society portrayed in Anthem, the meaning of individuality has been completely erased. In the beginning of the novella, Equality 7-2521?s sense of morality has been misrepresenting the true meaning of life by years of brainwashing within the so
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  • Hatchet
    Introduction: You are required to read one book on your own per quarter. The benefits of creating a reading brochure project are not just to fulfill a Michigan Curriculum requirement, but to give you an opportunity to expand your knowledge through a book of your choice. Also, you will be able to read at your own pace as long as the project is completed before the quarter deadline. The book must be school and grade level appropriate. The first 3 quarters of the year will be focusing on Fiction b
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  • Antonia's Connections
    Lexi Johnson Mrs. Karakas American Literature II 3 February 2011 Antonia\'s Connections In Willa Cather\'s My ?ntonia, many immigrant families find themselves settled in Black Hawk Nebraska. ?ntonia Shimerda is a young Bohemian girl who has immigrated to the west with her family. Almost all immigrants carry traits of the pioneer spirit like adapting to sudden changes in the people, land and culture, breaking through a language barrier, working hard to build a connection with the land, and persev
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  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
    In Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, the main character Janie, is driven to achieve a strong sense of self as well as comes to appreciate her independence. It would seem that throughout her life, Janie is a little na?ve. That is until her grandmother?s death. Janie exhibits this by searching for love and progression in all the wrong places. Her journey to self-empowerment is not taken alone; an example from the text is the amount of poor marriages that she experienced. Many th
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  • 1984
    1984 Journal #3 Never before have I witnessed such a blunt interpretation of how Orwell perceives this life we all live, how brutal and honest it can be. And also vice versa, the lies cheating and hatred that go on every day, not so far off from the life experienced in 1984 and our lives now. Throughout this last section of the story, we were mostly placed in this ironic Ministry of Love that Winston had to go through. One of the main things that stood out to me was his resilience, up to a cert
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  • Othello
    On a recent episode of House, a popular television show, a competitive bicyclist was admitted to the hospital after having a close encounter with death. The doctors completed examination after examination until they concluded that the patient?s illness was the result of his use of illegal paraphernalia. At this point, the doctors had to make a moral decision as to whether or not to report their patient on the basis of his cheating. On one hand, the patient was worshiped by children and his repu
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  • Dracula Paper
    Dracula Book Summary Jonathan Harker is a young English lawyer,. He is traveling to the Castle Dracula in order to finalize a transfer of real estate in England to Count Dracula. Harker becomes extremely nervous when all of the local peasants react in fear after they hear of his destination. Then continues on to the castle until he meets an emissary of the Count in the Borgo Pass. The mysterious coach driver continues on to the castle, arriving in pitch darkness, to the accompaniment of howling
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  • Fahrenheit 451
    In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the relationships and attitudes shared between the characters is far from what you would find in society in the real world, yet shows some disturbing similarities. Bradbury made sociological predictions in 1953; he predicted that the world would become a shallow and superficial place. In his world, everything meaningful has almost ceased to exist. There are no books, no deep conversations, and nobody seems to care. People have come to rely on technolog
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  • What Setting Ttells Us?
    What Setting Tells Us In William Faulkner\'s "A Rose for Emily," the narrator carefully describes the house that Miss Emily lives in. This description helps us picture a decaying Mississippi town in the post-Civil War South. We also learn about Miss Emily\'s resistance to change. It was a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style of the seventies, set on what had once been our most select street. Bu
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  • all the pretty horses
    Part 1: Pages 1-96 Chapter 1 I Like westerns a lot and while I read the first chapter of All the Pretty horses It felt like I was getting pulled right into the western action that was happening in the story. To me in a classic Western novel is set on a ranch that depends on different scenarios. Some examples would be overbearing fathers, servile mothers, and father- son conflicts over the fate of who is going to run the ranch, sibling rivalries, the complication of a wealthy buyer or corrupt she
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  • friday night lights
    Special Time One of the most special times in my life was when I went to Charleston for vacation. It was Lisa, Alisa, and I we left on a Thursday morning. Lisa is my assistant principle and Alisa is a exchange student from Germany. When we got to Charleston we stayed on Sullivan Island at a condo. The first thing we did was eat at a place called Joes burgers and fries, it was wonderful and had one of the best burgers I have ever eating. Later that day we walked on the beach and Alisa found a she
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  • Friday Night Lights
    Linguistic expression is commonly manipulated by various authors, seeing as it is comprehended that proper skill in such an area improves the effectiveness of argumentation and prose. There is only a limited amount of devices that exist though. Could it be presumed that all author\'s who rely on it then will end up having similar results if they employ the same ? No, it does not. Frank McCourt, in his memoir, Angela\'s Ashes, comes to terms with his miserably irish-catholic childhood. McCourt ac
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  • Response Wuth
    Response Section 1 Chapter 1-7 The story begins with Mr. Lockwood recounting his first visit to his landlord, Mr. Heathcliff. Lockwood seems ever so affectionate toward Mr. Heathcliff. He is fascinated by Heathcliff?s reserved nature. Wuthering Heights, Mr. Heathcliff?s place of residence, is described by Mr. Lockwood as ?A perfect misanthropist?s Heaven?. Lockwood also stated that he and Heathcliff are the perfect inhabitants for the desolate land. Heathcliff does not seem to care much when Loc
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  • RITUAL
    In the mountains, they call it Going Beyond.The way they pronounce the Words endows the sound with a hushed finality as though the meaning had nothing to do with the syllables, the lips just a bit parted, afraid to release The Words altogether.The head is bowed during the utterance, signifying both the solemnity and the apocalyptic nature of the occasion.If you had been there then you would have see how the men, baskets of cabbages and green bananas on their backs, would meet on the muddy trail
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  • A Farewell to Arms
    A Farewell to Arms is a novel written by Ernest Hemingway in 1929. The story is about an American, Frederic Henry, who is serving as an ambulance driver in the Italian army during World War I. This book follows Henry as he falls in love with a British nurse, Catherine Barkley, and his experiences in the war. Ernest Hemingway wrote this book about his own experience in World War I. When Catherine gets pregnant, it is also a parallel to his own wife?s pregnancy. However, their pregnancies don?t ha
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