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John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck A novelist is someone who writes novels, or writes a fancy work of fiction which often has a complicated plot, many major and minor characters, a significant theme, and several varied settings. A novelist will use literary devices such as characterization, tone, symbolism, imagery, and figurative language. John Steinbeck, an American novelist, uses many literary devices such as metaphors, similes, imagery, and figurative language along with excellent descriptive words to develop h
Passing By Nella Larsen
Passing By Nella Larsen
Passing By Nella Larsen Nella Larsen's novel, Passing, provides an example of some of the best writing the Harlem Renaissance has to offer. Nella Larsen was one of the most promising young writer's of her time. Though she only published two novels it is clear that she was one of the most important writers of the Harlem Renaissance movement. Her career as writer probably would have lasted longer, but she was accused of plagiarizing her short story, Sanctuary. She was eventually cleared of any wro
Hawthorne
Hawthorne
Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne, an American novelist lived from 1804 to 1864. Hawthornes works are deeply concerned with the ethical problems of sin, punishment, and atonement. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825 and returned to his Salem home living in semi-seclusion and writing. Hawthornes exploration of these themes were related to the sense of guilt he felt about the roles of his ancestors in the 17th-century persecution of Quakers and in the 1692 witchcraft trials of Salem, Massachus
Araby
Araby
Araby Araby Lesson in Adolescence In his brief but complex story Araby, James Joyce concentrates on character rather than on plot to reveal the ironies within self-deception. On one level Araby is a story of initiation, of a boy's quest for the ideal. The quest ends in failure but results in an inner awareness and a first step into manhood. On another level the story consists of a grown man's remembered experience, for a man who looks back to a particular moment of intense meaning and insight
Ernest Hemingway’S The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway’S The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway'S The Sun Also Rises Code Hero Ernest Hemingway is one of the authors named The Lost Generation. He could not cope with post-war America; therefore, he introduced a new type of character in writing called the code hero. He was known to focus his novels around code heroes who struggle with the mixture of their tragic faults and the surrounding environment. Traits of a typical Hemingway code hero are stimulating surroundings, self-control, self-reliance, fearlessness, and strict
Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe Chinua Achebe Chinua Achebe is said to be one of the most influential writers of the century not only in Nigeria, his homeland but also throughout the world (Albany). Chinua Achebe was born in Ogidi, Nigeria on November 16, 1930. He was born a son of a Chrisitan Churchman, Isaiah Okafo and Janet N. Achebe. Achebe was raised an Ibo Christian, which made him stand out among his fellow peers. Achebes lifestyle was different than that of other people living in his village because of
Comparitive Esay On The Joy Luck Club & Fried Green Tomatoes
Comparitive Esay On The Joy Luck Club & Fried Green Tomatoes
Comparitive Esay On The Joy Luck Club & Fried Green Tomatoes The Joy Luck Club is a saga about Chinese mothers and their American  born daughters. Four main sections divide the novel. Each section represents a stage in either the experience of immigration or in the mother/daughter relationships of the families. Perhaps the main success of this novel lies in the intricate and moving stories that are intertwined within the main plot. The story is told in a sophisticated manner, with emphasis on t
Huck Finn
Huck Finn
Huck Finn Throughout the ages The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been a treasured novel to people of all ages. For young adults the pure adventuresome properties of the book captivates and inspires wild journeys into the unknown. The book appeals to them only as a quest filled with danger and narrow escapes. It is widely considered that children of 12 or so are a little too young to absorb the books complexities (Galileo: Morrow). However, as readers mature and become older, they read the
Flannery Oconnor And The South
Flannery Oconnor And The South
Flannery O'connor And The South A Good Man Is Hard To Find and Good Country People are two short stories written by Flannery OConnor during her short lived writing career. Despite the literary achievements of OConnors works, she is often criticized for the grotesqueness of her characters and endings of her short stories and novels. Her writings have been described as understated, orderly, unexperimental fiction, with a Southern backdrop and a Roman Catholic vision, in defiance, it would
Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Jane Austen EL2  Essay 2 Angela Bathgate Tutor  Julie Marney 6. How does Mansfield Park interrogate the relationship of power and gender? Mansfield Park by Jane Austen is a classic realist text, which is almost exclusively focused on a small strip of society, namely the upper-middle class of rural England; the class to which she herself belonged. Throughout her novel, Austen portrays the disadvantaged position of woman, presenting the issues of gender stereotyping and marriage choice as the ma
Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin Kate Chopin Kate Chopin is one of the first female writers to address female issues, primarily sexuality. Chopin declares that women are capable of overt sexuality in which they explore and enjoy their sexuality. Chopin shows that her women are capable of loving more than one man at a time. They are not only attractive but sexually attracted (Ziff 148). Two of Chopin's stories that reflect this attitude of sexuality are The Awakening and one of her short stories ?The Storm?. Although
Racism
Racism
Racism There were two cops. One said 'You niggers have to learn to respect police officers.' The other one said, 'If you yell or make any noise, I will kill you.' Then one held me and the other shoved the plunger up my behind. He pulled it out, shoved it in my mouth, broke my teeth and said, 'That's your *censored*, nigger.'(Abner Louima) The police officers that allegedly performed this act of racial violence on August 9, 1997 had no reason to brutally beat and sodomize Abner Louima. They beat
An Author And His Work: A Kid In King Arthurs Court
An Author And His Work: A Kid In King Arthurs Court
An Author And His Work: A Kid In King Arthur's Court An Author and His Work :A Kid in King Arther's Court May 26, 1999 Research Term Paper An Author and His Work Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens to John Marshal Clemens and Jane Lampton Clemens. He was born on November 30, 1835 in a small city called Florida, Missouri, which had a population of one hundred people. I increased the population by one percent, he said. It is more than many of the best men in history could have done for a
The Awakening
The Awakening
The Awakening Carey Coco July 23, 1999 Dr. Jackson English 2070 Kate Chopin and Edna Pontellier as Feminists Kate Chopin is known for her literary works that depict culture in New Orleans, Louisiana, and of womens struggles for freedom. She was born Katherine OFlaherty in Missouri, and later married Oscar Chopin in 1870. He was a Creole cotton trader from New Orleans. Later they moved to a plantation near Cloutierville, Louisiana, where her husband died in 1882. She returned to Missouri with h
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina The world of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is a world ruled by chance. From the very opening chapters, where a watchman is accidentally run over by a train at Moscow's Petersburg station, to the final, climactic scenes of arbitrary destruction when Levin searches for Kitty in a forest beset by lightning, characters are brought together and forced into action against their will by coincidence and, sometimes, misfortune. That Anna and Vronsky ever meet and begin the fateful affair that bec
A Comparison Of Biographic Features In The Sun Also Rises And The Grea
A Comparison Of Biographic Features In The Sun Also Rises And The Grea
A Comparison Of Biographic Features In The Sun Also Rises And The Great Gatsby Trevor Bender Mrs. Watkins AP Lit. and Comp April 12th, 2001 The writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway included biographical information in their novels The Great Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises that illuminated the meaning of the work. Although The Sun Also Rises is more closely related to actual events in Hemingway's life than The Great Gatsby was to events in Fitzgerald's life, they both take the same appr
Buffalo Bill And Deadwood Dick
Buffalo Bill And Deadwood Dick
Buffalo Bill And Deadwood Dick Phillips Eng. 124 Writing Assn. #1 I Can't Hear a Damn Word You're Saying ??Those who deprecate the free supply of such ficticious works as the public demands, are generally in favor of the entire exclusion of fiction of a sensational cast, a course which will unavoidably result in alienating from the library the very class most needing its beneficial influence'? (Denning, 49). It is obvious here that William Fletcher attached more significance and importance to di
A Comparison Of Biographic Features In The Sun Also Rises And The Grea
A Comparison Of Biographic Features In The Sun Also Rises And The Grea
A Comparison Of Biographic Features In The Sun Also Rises And The Great Gatsby Trevor Bender Mrs. Watkins AP Lit. and Comp April 12th, 2001 The writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway included biographical information in their novels The Great Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises that illuminated the meaning of the work. Although The Sun Also Rises is more closely related to actual events in Hemingway's life than The Great Gatsby was to events in Fitzgerald's life, they both take the same appr
Silence Of The Lambs
Silence Of The Lambs
Silence Of The Lambs THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS The novel The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris is said to fall under the genre of psychological horror. The stories that fall under the genre of horror include a few essential elements: a villain or one seen as evil to create an initial story line. The foil is the next element; a foil is a person who tries to stop the villain from going through with the evil plan or plot. These two elements naturally lead to conflict between the two persons or g
Earnest Hemingway
Earnest Hemingway
Earnest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway lived his life as he wanted. His writing touched the hearts of millions. His sentences were short and to the point but his novels strong and unforgettable. He wrote about what he felt like writing about. On July 21, 1899, Ernest Hemingway was born. He was created by Dr. Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway. His hometown was a small town named Oak Park. Oak Park was in Illinois. His father was a practicing doctor, and later taught him how t
A Farewell To Arms
A Farewell To Arms
A Farewell To Arms A Farewell to Arms The novel A Farewell to Arms should be classified as a historical romance. Many people in reading this book could interpret this to be a war novel, when in fact it was one of the great romance novels written in its time. When reading this book you notice how every important event of the war is overshadowed by the strong love story behind it. The love story is circled around two people, Frederic Henry and Catherine Barkley. Frederic is a young American ambula
Faa Human Resource
Faa Human Resource
Faa Human Resource HAMPTON UNIVERSITY HAMPTON, VIRGINIA HUMANITIES PROGRAM Exploring Realism, and Romanticism A SHORT PAPER PRESENTED TO MR. OMPOFO & MR. LYONS FOR HUMANITIES 202-05 ENDURING HUMAN VALUES AND CULTURAL CONNECTIONS April 15, 2000 Realism and Romanticism Romanticism dominated the art and culture of the West until almost the last decade of the nineteenth century. The Realist point of view began to form as early as the 1850s. As a start, realism called for an objective and unidealize
Subjective Reality In Anne Carsons Autobiography Of Red
Subjective Reality In Anne Carsons Autobiography Of Red
Subjective Reality In Anne Carsons Autobiography Of Red Anne Carsons Autobiography of Red is a world of subjective reality. Carson explores the relationship between subject and object through a reworking of an original Greek myth. The original myth is of Herakles, whos tenth labor was to kill Geryon, a red winged monster who lived on an island, and steal his cattle. Carson takes the insignificant character of Geryon and creates a story based on his life, as if set in modern times. Autobiograph
Subjective Reality In Anne Carsons Autobiography Of Red
Subjective Reality In Anne Carsons Autobiography Of Red
Subjective Reality In Anne Carsons Autobiography Of Red Anne Carsons Autobiography of Red is a world of subjective reality. Carson explores the relationship between subject and object through a reworking of an original Greek myth. The original myth is of Herakles, whos tenth labor was to kill Geryon, a red winged monster who lived on an island, and steal his cattle. Carson takes the insignificant character of Geryon and creates a story based on his life, as if set in modern times. Autobiograph
Vampires
Vampires
Vampires VAMPIRES Vampires have fell under a certain stereotype ever since the early nineteenth Century, and even up until today. Movies, novels and people in general have depicted vampires as bloodsucking demons who turn into bats, and I am sure everyone is familiar with any vampires need to seduce women almost daily. Vampires are said to be  an alien nocturnal species, as Nina Auerbachs book-Our vampires, ourselves states; but all vampires are not the coffin lying, shadow loitering monste
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood is a widely recognized literary figure, especially known for her themes of feminism. Her novels, including Alias Grace and The Handmaids Tale are widely known for their feminist subject matter, and one finds the same powerful themes within her poetry. Judy Klemesrud, in her article for The New York Times, once made the wise acknowledgement that People follow her on the streets and in stores, seeking autographs and wanting to discuss the characters in her novels-
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR Renowned African-American poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar rose from a poor childhood in Dayton, Ohio to international acclaim as a writer and as an effective voice for equality and justice for African-Americans (Howard, Revell). He met and associated with other historical men such as Fredrick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and his Dayton neighbors Orville and Wilbur Wright (Harvard, Columbus). Dunbars personal story, as well as his writings, are still an in
The Sorrows Of Young Werther
The Sorrows Of Young Werther
The Sorrows Of Young Werther The purpose of this papers it to give general information about the author, Wolfgang von Goethe, and introduce as well as analyze the main character of one of his most influential works: The Sorrows of Young Werther. The protagonist of this series of confessional letters, Werther, is in fact a tragic figure who committed suicide as a result of his loneliness and critical approach to society, as well as his obsession for a woman, Lotte, whom he could not eventually co
Violence In Entertainment
Violence In Entertainment
Violence In Entertainment Violence In Entertainment And Its Effect On Society Does entertainment influence society's attitude towards violent behavior? In order to fully answer this question we must first understand what violence is. Violence is the use of one's powers to inflict mental or physical injury upon another, examples of this would be rape or murder. Violence in entertainment reaches the public by way of television, movies, plays, and novels. Through the course of this essay it will be
Gender Roles In Society
Gender Roles In Society
Gender Roles In Society The world today has changed in many aspects of gender related life style. Yet there is an area of improvement in the focus of gender: based on labour and the patriarchial working woman. The class society have a great impact on the behaviour women carry out. The different theories and definitions help to explain the relationship of the construction of the gender. Feminism has a great impact on the gender role in our society. Feminists have been fighting for a long time for
Outline For Jules Verne Speech
Outline For Jules Verne Speech
Outline For Jule's Verne Speech Outline 1. Attention getter A journey to the center of the earth From the Earth to the moon Twenty thousand leagues under the sea Around the world in eighty days are just a few titles, this are just s few examples of the great adventurous, scientific and imaginative novels Jules Verne wrote. 2. Purpose Today i would like to inform you about this great man, Jules Verne, this genius consider the Father of Science Fiction. 3. Thesis Jules Verne was and is still know
William Goldings Lord Of The Flies
William Goldings Lord Of The Flies
William Golding's Lord Of The Flies Everyone, at one time or another, has dreamed of running away to a deserted island to get away from the life of the real world, but in William Golding's Lord of the Flies this perceived dream of a deserted island is brought to reality. When the dream did come true for some English boys things don't actually turn out as glorious as imagined. Human nature went into effect and let evil run wild. The Island paradise they once saw turned into a bloody nightmare. A
The Arts Of Russia
The Arts Of Russia
The Arts Of Russia Russian Art, Music and Literature The Arts play a large role in the expression of inner thoughts and beauty in life. From dance and music to art the concept of life is shown through the various ways in which we interpret it. The arts play a valued role in creating cultures and developing and documenting civilizations. Russia has been developing the its culture for as long as anybody could think. Nowadays, Russian painters and musicians are quickly becoming well known among eac
Breakfast Of Champions
Breakfast Of Champions
Breakfast Of Champions Book Report on Breakfast of Champions By Marcel Burney When one hears the phrase Breakfast of Champions, he envisions a grinning picture of Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan slam dunking, or Dale Earnhardt in a racecar on a box of Wheaties, a popular breakfast cereal. A few avid Saturday Night Live fans might recall a skit performed by James Belushi. In the skit, Belushis Breakfast of Champions was beer, cigarettes, and donuts. Neither of these examples are the subject of K
Cannery Row
Cannery Row
Cannery Row The personal philosophy of any author cannot be excluded from his work. Although most refrain from proselytizing, a careful reading can usually reveal their ideology. John Steinbecks novels and short stories reflect his romantic predisposition and his belief in socialism. In his novel, Cannery Row, Steinbeck considers the negative effects of our capitalistic system and celebrates the integrity of the common man. Cannery Row focuses on groups of people who live in a working-class com
Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. is a contemporary American author whose works have been described by Richard Giannone as comic masks covering the tragic farce that is our contemporary life (Draper, 3784). Vonnegut's life has had a number of significant influences on his works. Influences from his personal philosophy, his life and experiences, and his family are evident elements in his works. Among his comic masks are three novels: Cat's Cradle, The Sirens of Titan, and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewa
Lord Of The Rings
Lord Of The Rings
Lord Of The Rings Lord of the Rings: Picked Apart Imagine yourself in a pre-industrial world full of mystery and magic. Imagine a world full of monsters, demons, and danger, as well as a world full of friends, fairies, good wizards, and adventure. In doing so you have just taken your first step onto a vast world created by author and scholar John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Tolkien became fascinated by language at an early age during his schooling, in particularly, the languages of Northern Europe, bo
Mark Twain Racist Or Realist
Mark Twain Racist Or Realist
Mark Twain Racist Or Realist Mark Twain, Racist or Realist? Introduction This paper examines Mark Twains work to determine whether or not he was racist. Racism is defined by The American Heritage Dictionary as the belief that one race is superior to others. Unfortunately the issue of race isnt black or white. There are many shades of gray in racism and even the most progressive thoughts of old seems conservative as progress enlightens new levels of thought. During his time, Twain was a forward
Mary Shelleys Frankenstein
Mary Shelleys Frankenstein
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Unbelievably Mary Shelley wrote the novel Frankenstein at the age of eighteen. This great work captures the imaginations of its readers. Frankenstein remains one of the greatest examples of Gothic literature. Unlike other Gothic novels of the time, however, Frankenstein also includes elements of Romantic writing, and therefore cannot be classified as soley Gothic. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist. The daughter of the British philosopher William Godw
Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist Have you ever thought about how it would be to live in a time of poverty? How would life be if you were poor and did not know from where you would be getting your next meal? What would it be like to be forced to live in a workhouse? These are some of the questions you might ask yourself if you were living in early nineteenth century England. Dickens addresses these issues in his timeless masterpiece Oliver Twist. In the story of Oliver Twist, Dickens uses past experiences from his c
Freedom From Racial Barriers In The Color Purple
Freedom From Racial Barriers In The Color Purple
Freedom From Racial Barriers In The Color Purple Freedom from Racial Barriers in The Color Purple Rape, incest, sex, forced labor, and a little reefer on the side. These are all of the components of a novel by Alice Walker. All of these views are illustrated proficiently in Alice Walkers third novel, The Color Purple. Each one of these aspects had a lasting impression upon the ideals and notions of the time. Walker's writing's helped to break the racial barrier that existed in some people's
The Red Badge Of Courage
The Red Badge Of Courage
The Red Badge Of Courage The Red Badge of Courage, by Steven Crane, has been proclaimed one of the greatest war novels of all time. It is a story that realistically depicts the American Civil War through the eyes of Henry Fleming, an ordinary farm boy who decides to become a soldier. Henry, who is fighting for the Union, is very determined to become a hero, and the story depicts Henrys voyage from being a young coward, to a brave man. This voyage is the classic trip from innocence to experience.
Harry Potter: Good Or Evil
Harry Potter: Good Or Evil
Harry Potter: Good Or Evil Harry Potter: Good or Evil? Throughout adolescents, a child is taught to use his or her imagination. A child is read stories of a talking cat or a silly old bear while still young and na?ve. The child is read such stories to encourage use of his or her creativity. The ideas of such characters are for pure amusement and are obviously fictional. Unfortunately, today there are issues of censorship that stifle a persons creativity. The most recent book being criticized by
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain The esteemed, American author, Samuel L. Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was born in Florida, Missouri in 1835 and passed away on April 21, 1910. In 1864 Samuel Clemens adopted the pen name Mark Twain, which is a river pilots phrase that means two fathoms deep. When Mark was younger he loved to travel, indulging an irrepressible spirit of adventure. Plumbing his exciting life experiences, Mark Twain created the characters and plots of books which have become c
Color Symbolism In Selected Novels
Color Symbolism In Selected Novels
Color Symbolism In Selected Novels Marie de France uses several symbolic objects in her stories to get the point across. Sometimes what is the simplest object can have a thousands meanings. Whether youre talking about trees to the color of an article of clothing, there was a reason, a purpose for making it a weeping willow or a red scarf. You need to look deep within the story line and fine its true meaning. In Yonec, Laustic and Milun, see the usage of birds, especially that of a swan. But wh
A Closed Family In Anne Tylers Dinner At The Homesick Restaraunt
A Closed Family In Anne Tylers Dinner At The Homesick Restaraunt
A Closed Family In Anne Tyler's Dinner At The Homesick Restaraunt A Closed Family: Growth Through Suffering The novel Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant is one of Tylers more complex because it involves not only the growth of the mother, Pearl Tull, but each of her children as well. Pearl must except her faults in raising her children, and her children must all face their own loneliness, jealousy, or imperfection. It is in doing this that they find connections to their family. They find growth t
The Downfall Of Hardbacks
The Downfall Of Hardbacks
The Downfall Of Hardbacks In todays world filled with technology and mechanical science, it is difficult to foresee the future of books as we know them. Before the age of computerized wisdom and technological entertainment, means of leisure and amusement were few and far between. Without the luxuries of television, stereo, and internet, passive entertainment was nonexistent. To escape the rigors of everyday life, people could not just lose themselves in an abyss of pixels, but were forced to fi
Harry Potter
Harry Potter
Harry Potter In the past couple years, there has been a growing phenomenon in the world of children's literature, this phenomenon is Harry Potter. J.K. Rowlings series of novels about a young wizard and his years at Hogwarts School of Wizarding and Witchcraft, has become one of the most successful children's book series of all time. Before reading any of the now four novels, one may find it hard to believe that a children's novel may be so entertaining. But once one starts reading any of the fou
Emma Deprestion
Emma Deprestion
Emma Deprestion Emma's life was greatly influenced by her reading. She lived in a world of fiction rather than in the real world. She wanted the things she read about to come alive in her own life. The idea of romantic nights, old castles, and moonlight meetings supplied a satisfaction in her that she couldn't find anywhere else. She needed constant excitement and change. If she never read these romantic novels, then she would not have been a dreamer and a sentimentalist. Her normal life of ever
Oconnors Wise Blood
Oconnors Wise Blood
O'connor's Wise Blood I am not sure how to react to the novel after reading it. It has been a very confusing novel; I am not quite sure what it is saying about religion. Initially I thought that it was supporting an anti-religious aspect of life. However, the end of the novel presented a twist though the eyes of Mrs. Flood, which made me change my initial thoughts about it, turning it into a novel that seemed to say, this is what happens if you do not believe in Christianity. The novel also pres