• Judith Guest's "Ordinary People": Summary
    Judith Guest's "Ordinary People": Summary Ordinary People by Judith Guest is the story of a dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with
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  • The Pearl: Summary
    The Pearl: Summary Kino, a poor Indian fisherman, lives on the Gulf of California with his wife Juana and son Coyotito. Their simple hut is made of brush, and the couple sleeps on mats thrown on the dirt floor, while Coyotito sleeps in a hanging box. Like others in their poor village, they depen
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  • A Summary of a Christmas Carol
    A Summary of A Christmas Carol Matt Toback 1). This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. The settings of the book include Scrooge's Counting House, Scrooge's Home, Bob Cratchit's home, assorted places througho
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  • 1984: Summary
    <div class="sub-title">Summary</div> <br>The Story starts, as the title tells us, in the year of 1984, and it takes place in England or how it is called at that time, Airstrip One. Airstrip One itself is the mainland of a huge country, called Oceania, which consists of North America, South Africa, a
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  • My Brother Sam Is Dead
    My Brother Sam is Dead Author: by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier Category: Historical Fiction Summary: It starts out in the 1770's during the Revolution War and Samuel Meeker or Sam for short just interred the room of the tavern and he chimes in to everybody who is waiting to eat
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  • Phaedo Summary
    George Waszczuk 9/25/2000 Wed: 6:30-9:30pm Phaedo Summary Socrates stands now before his disciples telling them he is not afraid of dying because he says death is what the true philosopher waits for all his life. The philosopher must have lived a good life, and when death is presented upon
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  • Dracula Summary
    Chapters 13-15 Summary John Seward's diary continues the story, describing how Lucy Westenra and her mother are buried together. Before the funeral, Van Helsing covers the coffin and body with garlic and places a crucifix in Lucy's mouth. He tells a confused Seward that, after the funeral, they
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  • Summary of the Whale and the Reactor by Langdon Winner
    Summary of The Whale and the Reactor by Langdon Winner (pp. ix-39, 99-200). Winner states implicitly that he wishes to add his book to a surprisingly short list of works that can be characterized as "philosophy of technology" (which includes Marx and Heidegger). His book will deal primarily with t
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  • A Catcher in the Rye - Summary
    A Catcher In The Rye - Summary The Catcher in the Rye is narrated by Holden Caulfield, a sixteen year-old boy recuperating in a rest home from a nervous breakdown, some time in 1950. Holden tells the story of his last day at a school called Pencey Prep, and of his subsequent psychological meltdo
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  • Summary of Waiting for Godot
    Summary of Act II The setting is the next day at the same time. Estragon's boots and Lucky's hat are still on the stage. Vladimir enters and starts to sing until Estragon shows up barefoot. Estragon is upset that Vladimir was singing and happy even though he was not there. Both admit that they f
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  • Death of a Salesman Summary
    Death of a salesman plot development (I have artificially broken up act one into logical scenes, and while there are no clear markers of scene boundary they are often characterised between alternating between the illusory/nostalgic and the real. [scene 1&2 are the ‘thesis (p1-20) where Loman f
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  • Da Vinci's Summary
    Full Review Plot Summary: This book is at first about simply a murder mystery in which Robert Langdon, a symbologist in Paris for a conference, is suspected by Bezu Fache, the Paris chief of police. Langdon is then kidnapped/rescued by the murder victim's grand daughter. Following a miraculously
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  • The Old Man and the Sea Summary
    Santiago, an old fisherman, has gone eighty-four days without catching a fish. For the first forty days, a boy named Manolin had fished with him, but Manolin's parents, who call Santiago salao, or "the worst form of unlucky," forced Manolin to leave him in order to work in a more prosperous boat. Th
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  • A Clean Well-Lighted Place: a Summary of What Happens
    I chose to read and write about Hemingway's "A Clean Well-Lighted Place". Here is a summary of what happens. Two waiters in a Spanish café are waiting one night for their last customer, an old man, to leave. As they wait, they talk about the old man's recent suicide attempt. The younger waiter is i
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  • Stars
    Did man really walk on the Moon or was it the ultimate camera trick, asks David Milne? In the early hours of May 16, 1990, after a week spent watching old video footage of man on the Moon, a thought was turning into an obsession in the mind of Ralph Rene. "How can the flag be fluttering?" the 47
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  • Of Mice and Men Book Summary
    OF MICE AND MEN Chapter 1 Setting : It is a hot Thursday, late in the afternoon. The characters are four miles south of Soledad. They stop right by the Salinas River, a beautiful river in rural California surrounded by woods that have a warn path through them that runs to the river from the ranche
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  • Summary of a Doll's House
    Act One Summary From the opening of the play to the announcement of Dr. Rank's and Mrs. Linde's arrivals. It is Christmas Eve. Nora Helmer enters the house with packages and a Christmas tree. She pays the porter double what she owes him and eats some macaroons. Her husband, Torvald Helmer, come
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  • Summary : a Bronx Tale
    The movie "A Bronx Tale" is obviously set in the Bronx and sets a young man Calogero Anello, "C" against the trials and tribulations of growing up incorruptible, in a neighborhood of mob crime and wayward minors. The movie holds characters that fit delinquency terms such as chronic offenders, and c
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  • 1984 : Summary 4
    At work one morning, Winston walks toward the men's room and notices the dark-haired girl with her arm in a sling. She falls, and when Winston helps her up, she passes him a note that reads "I love you." Winston tries desperately to figure out the note's meaning. He has long suspected that the dark-
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  • Philadelphia Movie Summary
    Philadelphia - Summary Main characters: · Andrew Beckett: A handsome, self-assured hotshot law graduate from Penn is on a fast track to partnership at his lawfirm. But he's hiding a dark secret from his self-satisfied employers: he's HIV-positive. When he gets fired while battling AIDS he decid
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