• Songs of Silence
    Songs of Silence - LITERATURE NOTES ABOUT CURDELLA FORBES * Born in Claremont, Hanover, in Jamaica. * Taught at the University of the West Indies from 1990 to 1995. * She is currently a professor of Caribbean Literature at Howard University. CURDELLA FORBES' NOVELS * Songs of Sil
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  • Songs of Silence - Nathan
    Use the character Nathan to discuss the ways in which Forbes presents the theme of Silence. In the book ‘Songs of Silence’, the character Nathan is man of simple pleasures. His kind of silence as pertaining to the book was one of never knowing what to expect or what his true intentions were. I
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  • Nathan "Songs of Silence"
    The chapters of Songs of Silence hold together as a chorus of songs from one community, but shaped by the recollections of a narrator whose perspective ranges from the innocence of childhood to the maturity of a young adult who emerges unbroken from a failed relationship. One such chapters is ‘Na
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  • Songs of Silence
    Songs of Silence Theme: Silence Topic: How is silence depicted in the following chapters: Effita, A story with no name, Nathan and Miss Minnie? In the novel Songs of Silence the theme silence is portrayed in the various chapters and shows us the different reasons and reactions to silence. Silen
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  • Billy Budd Summary
    ------------------------------------------------- Chapters 1–2 Summary: Chapter 1 The narrator begins the story by recalling a time, in the days before steamships, when it was common to observe in port towns a group of sailors gathered around a “Handsome Sailor” type—a man who stood out
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  • History, Silence and Homelessness in Contemporary Chinese Cinema: Wang Xiaoshuai’s Shanghai Dreams
    Asian Studies Review March 2010, Vol. 34, pp. 3–18 History, Silence and Homelessness in Contemporary Chinese Cinema: Wang Xiaoshuai’s Shanghai Dreams RICHARD LETTERI* Furman University Abstract: Set a few years after China’s opening to the various forces of globalisation, the film Sha
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  • Hobbit Summary
    THE HOBBIT SUMMARY During this journey our characters will encounter many different situations and people, in which they show their different personalities and how they manage to succeed in reaching their goal. Bilbo Baggins: Gandalf chooses him for the journey to Lonely Mountain. Although the t
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  • Summary of the Poem an Ode to Autom
    AN ODE To Autumn Summary Keats’s speaker opens his first stanza by addressing Autumn, describing its abundance and its intimacy with the sun, with whom Autumn ripens fruits and causes the late flowers to bloom. In the second stanza, the speaker describes the figure of Autumn as a female goddess,
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  • Summary
    AENEID by VIRGIL. Virgil's seminal epic, the Aeneid, tells the story of Aeneas's journey in search of the land where he is destined to build the city that will one day become the great Roman Empire. Largely influenced by Homer's Odyssey and Iliad, the Aeneid begins halfway through Aeneas's journey,
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  • A Summary of Amazon
    A summary of Amazon’s business strategy and revenue model I’ve used Amazon in my books for over 10 years now since many companies, from startups and small businesses to large international businesses, can learn from their focus on the customer and the approach of using technology and analysis t
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  • Summary
    Summary Ode on a Grecian Urn Summary A man is whispering sweet nothings to a Grecian urn, an ancient Greek pot that is covered in illustrations. He thinks the pot is married to a guy named "Quietness," but they haven’t had sex yet, so the marriage isn’t official. He also thinks that the urn is
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  • Les Mis Complete Summary
    FANTINE Book First: An Upright Man  Summary The story opens in 1815 with a detailed description of Monsieur Myriel, a widower become priest, along with his sister Mademoiselle Baptistine and their housekeeper, Madame Magloire. Having received his appointment as Bishop of Digne, he takes up resid
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  • Analysis - summary
    Books 1-4 Book I Summary: The narrator calls upon the Muse to help him tell the story of Odysseus. We pick up ten years after the fall of Troy in the Trojan War (the subject of The Iliad). In trying to return home, Odysseus and his shipmates had numerous adventures, but now Odysseus has been left
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  • Jane Eyre Chapter Summary
     Jane Eyre Summary Chapter 1: Novel begins with first person narration from the main character Jane Eyre who is a child in the scene. The scene is set at Gateshed, the home of the wealthy Reed Family who Jane (being orphaned) lives with. The scene is set on a bleak November afternoon...
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  • Othello: Summary
    Othello: Summary *Othello is a tense, closely-knit play, with an ever-increasing emotional scene. The character Iago, Othello's ancient, is the cause of all the tragedy which comes to pass as the play progresses. He is a manipulator, opposing Othello not directly, but through other characters wh
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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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  • Gattaca (Summary and Analysis)
    Gattaca A Film by Andrew Niccol Summary and Analysis Summary Exactly five seconds after he came into the world, Vincent Freeman was already considered to be a looser. His first genetic test revealed high probabilities of hyperactivity, sight troubles and serious heart diseases, a life expec
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  • "Sounds of Silence" Analysis
    In the process of conveying emotion and feeling, people take different routes in going about such a task. Some people draw, some debate, and others write. Paul Simon, a genius with words and music, wrote poems to describe his feelings on politics, love, and the ways of life. Hearing or reading
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  • Paul Simon's the Sound of Silence
    Paul Simon's The Sound of Silence A poem, like all other works of art, may appear as an inter-subjective truth, an intricate thread of images, a surreal yet realistic expression, and as a "creative fact" according to Virginia Woolf. In canon literature, a good poem is usually that which has fine
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  • John Donne's Songs and Sonets
    John Donne's Songs and Sonets include love poetry with very different attitudes towards the relationship between men and women. Four such poems, "The Sun Rising", "Song", "The Flea", and "The Undertaking", show very contradictory views of what love is and should be. Each of these poems give a diver
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