From the late medieval era to the enlightenment a series of plagues devastated European society, economy, and social/political structure. In the Middle Ages, the Black Plague (or Death) was a pandemic that killed nearly 2/3 of the population in Europe, and lead to the downfall of...
Theme Development by Alexia Sherman
Theme Development by Alexia Sherman
Alexia Sherman’s novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part time Indian is a great novel for the modern times. The themes that it also seeks to explore...
The Story of
Professor John McWhorter
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John McWhorter, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow in Public Policy, Manhattan Institute
John McWhorter, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, earned his Ph.D. in
linguistics from Stanford University in...
What would you do if your wife or husband committed suicide? I certainly don’t know, but in a novel “The dogs of Babel” Carolyn Parkhurst tells a story about Paul Iverson and his way of dealing with grief after his wife Lexy’s death.
The story begins when Paul Iverson found out from...
THE DEATH OF FRAY SALVADOR MONTANO, CONQUISTADOR OF NEGROS
by Rosario Cruz Lucero
—Bisan ano ka lawig sang prusisyon
Sa simbahan man guihapon padulong.
IT was a plague of locusts. Fray Montano should have seen the signs. There had been three weeks of an unusually dry spell during the...
Stephen King: Two Books, One Story
In 1974, the world was first introduced to Stephen King through the publication of Carrie. Since then, King has released over fifty-four novels, short stories and essays (King, Written Works). His themes are vast and touch such subjects as aliens,...
Life After Death
Alf Pritchett's Story
The year is 1960. 4th November. A darkened room in a London flat. Two men and a woman sat waiting, as they had been doing on Monday mornings for the previous five years. Waiting for anyone to accept an open invitation to...
The Story of My Life.
The Story of My Life. Parts I & II by Helen Keller (1880-1968); Part III from the letters and
reports of Anne Mansfield Sullivan (ca.1867-1936); Edited by John Albert Macy. New York:
Doubleday, Page &...
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2. Introduction 2
3. Biographical details of Quentin Tarantino 3
3.1 Selected opinions from critics and media regarding Tarantino´s depiction of violence and death 5
3.2 Tarantino´s opinion on his depiction of violence and death 6
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Sherwood Anderson's "Death in the Woods" is, as Irving Howe notes,
"bare as a winter t r e e , " but...
Death of a Salesman: Willy's Life Is An Illusion
Charley says something in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman that sums
up Willy's whole life. He asks him, "When the hell are you going to grow up?"
Willy's spends his entire life in an illusion. He sees himself as a great man
that is popular and
The death of Hamlet was caused by a number of reasons, many of which were his own fault. Although this may be disputed it is a fact that this was a tragedy, but aside from the obvious reasons (the trap set by Claudius and Laertes) there were steps leading up his death which could have easily been av
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<br>The America Dream holds a greater significance than that of higher wages or greater motorcars. It signifies the inner dream that all men aspire to regardless of how trivial it may seem.
<br>The U.S.A... Bound by its mo
In Willa Cather's short story Paul's Case we learn of a young man who is fighting what he fears most: to be as common and plain as his world around him. How others perceive Paul only encourages him to fulfill his dream of escaping his monotonous lifestyle. Paul feels he is drowning in his everyday
An Interpretation of William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" In the short story " A Rose for Emily," William Faulkner tells the sad story of a woman who has had an extremely sheltered life. It is a tragic story in which Miss Emily's hopes and dreams for a normal life are hopelessly lost. William Faulk
A Lesson before Dying, one of Ernest J. Gaines later works, was written in 1993. Some of his earlier works include A Gathering of Old Men and In My Father's House. The novel covers a time period when blacks were still treated unfairly and looked down upon. Jefferson, a main character, has been wrong
In the story a rose for emily william falulkner portrays two types of conflics. these conflicts are encounterd by the readers through the authors eye. an individula that reads this story can see the different conflicting situations that arise in this story . emilys conflicts within herself and
Dangerous Ground of Illusion
Relations between fathers and the younger generation have been and continue to be an important theme for various literary genres (King Lear, Shakespeare; Fathers and Sons, Turgenev). For many famous writers the significance of fathers' influence on their children forms