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    Kevin Tran English 1302 19 February 2014 Good and bad. Right and wrong. Guilty and Innocent. These are just a few of the many themes that surround everyone’s life. Everyone has their own opinion about certain issues, and they depend on their values, judgment, and beliefs to see them through their...
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  • Fatal Judgment
    situations of Connie from Joyce Carol Oates’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” and Hulga from Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People,” shows how the wrong outlook on people, along with a misguided desire for independence, can result in a catastrophic fate. In order to understand Connie and Hulga...
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    is religious; Al loves a good time. And Ma, the sturdy one, is the centerpiece of the Joads, around whom the whole family gathers. If you examine all the Joads- Grampa, Pa, Tom, Noah, Rose of Sharon, Ruthie, and Winfield- each can be tagged with a different label. Even Connie, who is a Joad only by marriage...
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  • Compare/ Contrast Essay
     July 4, 2014 English Comp. II Compare/Contrast Essay There have been many sins listed in the Book of the Lord. Many people read stories without even analyzing the story for any hidden meaning, facts, or religious hints. Out of...
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  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been
    short stories "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" the antagonists are The Misfit and Arnold Friend respectively. Both are mentally unstable and murderers, but that is where the similarities end. The protagonists of the stories are Grandma and Connie respectively...
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  • Victimization in Margaret Atwood's ¡§Rape Fantasies¡¨
    put it ¡§rape¡¨ in capital letters on the front cover, and inside they have these questionnaires like the ones they used to have about whether you were a good wife or endomorph or an ectomorph.¡¦ (p.93) Atwood uses the magazines to present the expectation of the society on the female as powerlessness...
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  • Exploring Psychotic Characters in Let
    villain unless the protagonist is a villain; in that case, the antagonist is the hero. (Guide to Literary Terms: Antagonist) The Misfit in A Good Man is Hard to Find, is a criminal and murderer. He seems to do bad things for the sake of doing it without remorse. He doesn’t understand why he has been punished...
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  • Marc Scoran
    of Two Novels” The story "Where are you going? Where have you been ? It is better than "Araby" in my opinion. It is better because it explains how the characters in the story reacts to situations they have never been put in a lot clearer and understanding. It gives us a good picture to know what the two...
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  • The Religious Core of a Good Man Is Hard to Find
    1. Introduction The story begins with an unnamed grandmother tries to change his son Bailey’s mind that their family will go to east Tennessee for vacation instead of Florida. But the family resolves to go to Florida regardless. The next morning, the old lady rises early and sits in the middle of the...
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  • Significance of Timely Self-Realization
    For this assignment, I’m going to examine the themes central to Anton Chekhov’s “The Bet” and Flannery O’Conner’s “A Good man is Hard to Find”. These stories share a common and important element that changes the characters: timely self-realization after a moment of awareness. In the following paragraphs...
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    The Grandmother Character Analysis A Granny Who Gets What She Wants Let's face it: the grandmother in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" is a manipulator. The first thing we learn about her is that she doesn't want to go to Florida because she's got relatives to see in Tennessee. The second thing we learn...
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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
    obtaining freedom in adulthood, but often find the realities of adulthood shatter these childhood dreams. The journey between childhood and adulthood is frustrating and confusing, and in most adolescents, is filled with apprehension and anxiety. For the protagonist Connie, this distress is expressed in her...
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  • A Good Man essay
    but he takes time to talk to the grandmother. He is from a "good" family and seems to know how to talk the talk of a good southern boy. He actually seems touched by the grandmother's words, yet he is quickly repulsed by his apathy. He almost seemed like he was going to help out the stranded family until...
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  • Family Unit in the Grapes of Wrath
    namely: Mr. ELHAMRI Rachid. I would like as well to express my deep feelings of gratitude to my little precious family that supported me to achieve where I am today and still supporting me to the fullest, bearing in mind my treasured friends for their ongoing moral support. Finally, my thanks are devoted...
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  • Marijuana effects on economy
    reacting and playing out the scenarios that we are reading. When people read imaginitive literature it is thought to be life changing, in the sense that you look at many other things in a whole different perspective. Reading imaginitive literature helps us understand the creative elements of literature. Such...
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  • Is This All from the "One Big Story"?
    Foster is a smart man when he says that all stories come from one main story and also that most characters have been seen before somewhere else. In all of these stories right off the bat they seemed a little bit predictable for me, but that could be because of all my book reading and the hundred of...
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  • The Grapes of Wrath
    members of the Joad family are the struggling Israelites, Casy acts as a leader who directs the Joads out of famine and hard times during the 1930's in Oklahoma and into California where they can begin a new life with hope and future. The first section ends with chapter 10. It is separated...
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  • The Genre of Southern Gothic in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"
    “When you cross the sweeping drama of romance with the macabre isolation of small town life-and then throw in a touch of Southern whimsy-you’ve cooked up a collection of American literature absolutely unique in time, place, and sentiment, Southern gothic.” Southern gothic comes from the genre of gothic...
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  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find. Questions
    Brittany Killingsworth July 10, 2012 (Tue) '' A Good Man Is Hard to Find" Questions 1. Discuss the way the family members are characterized and the way they affect the reader's perceptions of the grandmother. Is the grandmother more or less Sympathetic than the other members of her family...
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  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find - 1
    “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor opens with a scene of a grandmother in the kitchen with her son, Bailey, and his family, which consists of a wife who wears slacks and a kerchief around her hair while she feeds a young baby as well as two children; a young boy and girl named John Wesley...
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