• The Lottery
    “The Lottery” is a dynamic short story with several motifs and ideas such as the power behind tradition and family. However, more importantly, it has a strong over arching theme that captures the dynamic nature of the short story: outer appearances can be deceiving. This reoccurring theme is illustrated...
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  • Naturalism
    characteristics of Naturalism discussed in “The Law of Life”; how the environment determines behavior, how humanity is hard to understand, and how human destiny is beyond the control of the individual.The short story, “The Law of Life” by Jack London is filled with naturalism The first characteristic is how the...
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  • english
    sECTION A (i) Identify and describe one cultural aspect in the short story that you want Form Five students to be able to recognize and understand. One of the cultural aspect from the short story is slavery. This is because slavery is one of the cultural aspects that really isolate...
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  • Myths in Humanities
    Eva A. Heredia September 1, 2013 Humanities 115 Myth and the Origin of the Humanities Learning disciplines such as history, literature, art, music, theater, and dance can enhance your humanness, as one learns when studying humanities. These disciplines express sorrows, happiness, or shed a light...
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  • Technology in a Utopian Society: Is It a Good Thing?
    see two people sharing a meal without even conversing with each other. Instead, they are emailing or texting others with their cell phones. In the short story “The Machine Stops,” writer E.M. Forster argues that the development and progression of technology in his utopian society, coupled with the lack...
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  • Unattainable Perfection
    The expression “I am only human” is a phrase coined by people in order to blame their faults on humanity. The question many philosophers have asked is if perfection is attainable. In his short stories, “The Birthmark,” “The Minister and the Black Veil,” and “The Gray Champion,” Nathaniel Hawthorne illustrates...
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  • the veldt analysis essay
    Ray Bradbury’s story portrays how parents of a modern family lost their children to technology. This story is about a family, the Hadleys, whose lives have been overturned because of the extreme usage and dependence on technology. Not only does this impact on the children, within the family...
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  • Catching the Snow
    English 101 section 51 November 12, 2012 Catching the Snow The bold and stirring short story, “Snow”, was written with deceptive intensity and a sincere tenacity that grabs you immediately. It tells the story of ten year old Yolanda, a little immigrant New York girl, new to the city and to America...
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  • Cosmic Education
    7. Third Great Lesson - Coming of Human Beings 32 8. Fourth Great Lesson - Communication in Signs 33 9. Fifth Great Lesson - The Story of Numbers 34 10. The Purpose of the Five Great Lessons 35 11. Conclusion 36 INTRODUCTION Cosmic...
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  • Fool Me Once...
    Fool” by Isaac Bashevis Singer is, contrary to what the title implies, not a fool because of his morals, his faith in God, and his unshakable faith in humanity and human goodness. Gimpel considers himself a self-induced fool, so to speak. He is totally aware of the fact that the townspeople mock and play...
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  • fiction writing
    12/8/13 Humanities 360 » Short Story the Jade Peony Character Sketch by Wayson Choy » Print - Humanities 360 - http://www.humanities360.com - Short Story the Jade Peony Character Sketch by Wayson Choy Posted By Dawn Lioutas On October 7, 2013 @ 3:01 pm In International Writers and Literature...
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  • Flannery O'Conner: Queen of Irony
    "truths" were illusory, [and] that the destiny of humanity was misery in life and oblivion in death" (McMichael 7). The naturalist writer Stephen Crane, for instance, explored the absurdity of the human condition. His writing most often portrayed humanity as lonesome singular entities relying on their unproven...
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  • Why Did Bradbury Use the Title ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’?
    embedded on its walls. The title is the same as of a poem written previous to the story being published. The title is not only interlinked to the story and the message in it but also to the historic background of this short story. The title is ambiguous as there is no definite answer to what the soft rains...
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  • Timshel
    this word in the context of the original story of Cain and Abel in the Old Testament. Throughout the novel, Steinbeck writes the story of Cain and Abel twice, across two generations, attempting to elucidate the subtleties of autonomy. The retelling of the story initially takes the form of Adam and Charles...
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  • English
    Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer. He was born in 1804 in Salem , Massachusetts to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne , the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions...
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  • Hinduism
    y the 1960s, amid the growing independence of teenagers and their search for meaning in their lives, Salinger's story of 16-year-old Holden Caufield and his Christmas season jaunt in 1940s Manhattan seemed even more relevant than it had been in 1951. Sales grew rapidly as teenagers began reading the...
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  • Apathy or Action: Time to Decide
    people to overlook wrongful doings and forget easily. Helen Keller describes how this lethargic response downplays humanity as it is the worst type of evil. Dictionary.com states that humanity is described as being humane with kindness and compassion. Apathy is the opposite, as people don’t go out of one’s...
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  • The Sentinel and 2001: a Space Odyssey
    above.In Chrome, select right click (with your mouse) on this page and select SAVE AS Record: 1 Title: The Sentinel Source: Masterplots II: Short Story Series, Revised Edition; January 2004, p1-2 Article Author: Virginia, Mary E. Document Type: Work Analysis Biographical Information: Clarke...
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  • What Role Does the Landscape Play in Contributing to Three Australian
    In this essay I will consider the roles of city and country in three short stories; Water Them Geraniums by Henry Lawson, Short-Shift Saturday by Gavin Casey, and Trees Can Speak by Alan Marshall. I will argue through contributing to character development, they provide insight into the construction of...
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  • The Unlucky Winner
    The Unlucky Winner In Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery”, the setting deceives the reader making them think the lottery is a typical annual social event held on a peaceful summer day. The whole town anxiously gathers together in the town square for the lottery. The names of the townspeople...
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