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Catcher in the Rye

Looks at the character of Holden Caulfield in JD Salinger’s book. In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, the first person narration is critical in helping the reader to know and understand the main character, Holden Caulfield. Holden, in his narration, relates a flashback of a significant period of his life, three days and […]

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Casting Shadows

A review of the novel “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin, focusing on the main character, Edna. Casting Shadows Happiness; is it essential or is it a mere unimportant simplistic virtue in life’s plans? Does everyone have the right to happiness? It is stated in the Constitution that we as Americans have the right to life, […]

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Captain Ahab

A focus on Captain Ahab from the book “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville. There are numerous characters in Moby Dick, but only a few of them have any impact on the story. A common sailor named Ishmael is the narrator. The book, however, focuses on Captain Ahab, the one-legged commander of the whaling ship Pequod. […]

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Black Rain

A personal self-likeness to the main character in “Black Rain” by Masuji Ibuse. The main character in the novel is in some ways like myself. Mr. Shizuma is a person that is intrigued by many things and likes to see what reaction people have from any action. Throughout the novel he feels the need to […]

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Reeducating King Lear’s Self Awareness

A paper which examines the role of the secondary characters in Shakespeare’s “King Lear”. RE-EDUCATING A KING: KING LEAR’S SELF-AWARENESS Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head: The fisherman that walk along the beach Appear like mice. Although this quote from Shakespeare’s King Lear is […]

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Poe and Dostoevsky on the Nature of a Murderer

This paper explores the character and psychological makeup of some of the murderers in the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Some people believe that most murderers have a mental illness which causes them to commit their crime. This belief is strongly disagreed with by the authors Edgar Allan Poe and Fyodor Dostoevsky. […]

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The Chrysalids by John Wyndham and Shane by Jack Schaefer Analysis

A hero is any person who is admired for qualities of achievement, courage, nobility or exploits, especially in war, and is honored for these outstanding qualities. In this essay, the texts which I will be focusing on are The Chrysalids by John Wyndham and Shane by Jack Schaefer and on the characters who are portrayed […]

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How do social pressures affect the key characters in the Daz 4 Zoe

Daz 4 Zoe is a story set sometime in the future. Robert Swindells novel about two young people is, on the surface, a love story but primarily is a warning about what could happen in the future if we let Government and politics over -run freedom of speech, thought and provoke the aggressive feelings of […]

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Holden Caufield’s Relationship With ‘Hurt,’ by Nine Inch Nails

A comparison of the similarities in suffering, adjustment, and remembrance between the song “Hurt,” by Nine Inch Nails and the novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger. Holden Caufield is a person with many mixed feelings. His happiness was left, but not forgotten in the past, and he suffers terribly because he cannot […]

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