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  • The Reader - 905 Words
    Memory is a powerful concept. Often when an individual undergoes a traumatic situation, the ramifications of these actions seep into an individualfs psyche unknowingly. In effect this passes through memory and becomes sub-consciously buried within a personfs behavioural patterns generally. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink explores the concept of a young mans subconscious desire for a woman whom he gcanft remember to forgeth (1Memento) as she is so deeply inlaid within his soul. Critically...
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  • The Reader - 940 Words
    n part II, chapter eight of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader, the first-person narrator Michael describes reading the account written by a concentration camp who had survived along with her mother, the soul survivors in a large group of women who were being marched away from the camp. He says, "the book...creates distance. It does not invite one to identify with it and makes no one sympathetic..." The same could be said of The Reader. The book is written in such a way as to distance one from the...
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  • Controlled Reader - 1571 Words
    An author can only partially structure an experience in an attempt to elicit a desired response from the reader, for there are two types of readers an author must consider: the implied reader and the actual reader. The implied reader is “assumed and created by the work itself” whereas, the actual reader brings his/her own experiences to the text and thus each reader takes away a different message from a text (MacMannus, para 1). Du Bois's narrative, “A Mild Suggestion”, attempts to ensure a...
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  • E-Readers - 726 Words
    E-readers and e-books may have seemed like a fad, but clearly they are not going anywhere. There are a number of styles and types to pick from; the Nook and Kindle each have various versions and options, for example, based on your budget and your needs. Debate rages about which is the best e-reader, but this is about the advantages and disadvantages of an e-reader regardless of the one you buy. Advantages For starters, we will look at the benefits of e-readers. Do you travel a lot? If so, an...
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  • The Reader and Writer - 649 Words
    Getting our future back on the rails- slowly In the newsletter, ‘Getting our future back on the rails- slowly’, that was received by households in the local area; the writer emphasizes the need for change and promotes the idea of sustainable living through community action. The direct, persistent tone serves to assert the notion that the community would greatly benefit by a shared garden. The proposal contains 3 images of which all support the writer’s philosophy. Commonly, all are...
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  • Percy: the Common Reader and the Complex Reader
    Percy: The Common Reader and the Complex Reader Walker Percy's "The Loss of the Creature" is a work to be read … and read again. He questions language and understanding or belief. He writes "piling example upon example" (qtd. in Percy 462). He speaks of the rare sovereign knower and the unique sovereign experience. One will never fully recover an entity into the understanding of the primary founder's, as try he might. There will only be one sovereign experience. There are many...
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  • The Reader and Hughes - 769 Words
    The first statement is an irony because young Langston said he was saved when in actual fact he was not saved .He only pretended to be saved so that he could save more trouble. The purpose of writing “Salvation” is to show the difference in the way of thinking between the young and old generation. Also to clarify the misconception of the older generation that the younger generation can easily comprehend and read in depth meaning to what they are told. This is shown when Hughes and his...
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  • Are Readers More Compassionate Than None Readers?
    There is a noticeable difference between people who practice reading and the ones who do not. Reading is an activity in which readers experience worlds other than their own. Not only that, but they are also introduced to various aspects of characters. Such privilege contributes to the fact that readers are a lot more compassionate than non-readers. People have started to write various kinds of books ages ago which include plenty of different experiences such as, romance, tragedy, science,...
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  • Generational Perspectives on the War in The Reader
    Generational Perspectives on the War in The Reader In the book The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, the main character Michael Berg encounters several characters that lived in Germany during the Nazi regime. Through these encounters Bernhard Schlink depicts the differences in perspective between the generation born after the war and those who lived through it. These differences lead to awkwardness and conflict and show the difficulty of these two generations to reach a resolution. ...
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  • Money: the Reader and William Hazlitt
    Money isn’t everything, but for English writer William Hazlitt that saying couldn’t be farther from the truth. The essay he has chosen to write is a list of contradictions given to show the reader why the true purpose in life is money. Hazlitt conveys his thoughts on money to persuade others that money is everything. To persuade his reader he uses specific syntax, tone and diction to convey this message. William Hazlitt begins his passage with stating “literally and truly, one cannot get on...
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  • Argumentative Essay of the Movie "The Reader"
    Parra 1 Martin Parra Prof. Enrique Wong English 100 4 December 2012 Looks can be deceiving; do not fall into the trap “Ethical principles stand above the existence of the nation and that, by adhering to these principles an individual, belongs to the community of all those who share, who have shared, and who will share this belief” (Fromm 121). This thought was impossible to perceive in Germany during Hitler’s command and his cruel, racist, immoral Jewish holocaust. Ethics and moral...
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  • The Relationship Between Reader and Writer
    The relationship between reader and writer is intertwined. Of course, a writer can write without a reader, but if their words remain unread and unexplored, then do the words really mean anything? On the other side, a reader cannot exist without a writer. Therefore the relationship is one of symbiosis – a relationship of mutual benefit or dependence. I view the writer as someone who is writing for my pleasure, and hopefully for theirs as well. To pick up a book and be transported to...
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  • Literacy Narative Reader and Writer
    A good writer is a good reader, and a good reader should, at the very least, be on his or her way of becoming a good writer. So far in my life I have been mostly functioning as a reader in literary terms. As a reader, I am mostly concerned about effectively interpreting the presented information and use it to better my circumstances. I learned to be an effective reader by acquiring a set of skills to recognize and adapt to the established format that certain writers use to present...
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  • Bedford Reader Questions - 698 Words
    Questions on Writing Strategy 1. The author uses the "I would..." repetitively to show that his confused feeling as a child was so vivid in his memory. This vivid memory and the author's way of expressing it makes the reader feel more part of the time period that it was written in. 2. The last paragraph is effective because White uses very descriptive details, such as "buckled the swollen belt" to explain the accounts of his son jumping in the water just like he had once done and as the son...
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  • Good Readers and B - 448 Words
    Good Readers are Re-Readers 1. The introduction ends after the first paragraph. The method of introduction that Vladimir Nabokov uses is using interesting quotes to reel the reader in. 2. The thesis is that to be a good writer, you must be a good reader. This has no real location in the writing, because it is not directly said. This makes the thesis implicit. 3. The author’s tone in this piece sounds very critical of writers at the beginning, but near the end his tone becomes...
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  • Bernhard Schlink's "The Reader".
    Life is a lesson built up of the experiences one encounters and the challenges they face. One begins as a newborn and from the moment of reasonable understanding their life is what they make it to be. In order for one to grow one must experience life as the days flow forward, so not to place themselves in another's shoes and miss an experience because of it. There is a reason why people organize others in "age groups": so that they will grow together through the examples each one sets. Expecting...
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  • Characters Effect on a Reader - 1313 Words
    Characters Effect on a Reader Characters dealing with a situation affect each reader differently. The characters reaction to a situation may have a reader feel exactly as the character does, or in some instances, the reader may look more at how differently they would feel in the same situation. In an attempt to answer Henry James on how characters are only as interesting as their response to the particular situation we will look at “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck and “To Build a...
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  • The Reader; Critical Study - 931 Words
    Written task 2: Critical Response (essay) How and why is a social group represented in a particular way? “How could it be a comfort that the pain I went through because of my love for Hanna was in a way, the fate of my generation, a German fate…” This quote from Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader illustrates how and why two main social groups are represented in a symbolic way. In other words, Michael and Hanna’s love story is an allegory for the relationship between different generations in...
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  • Confessions of an Application Reader - 1712 Words
    A HIGHLY qualified student, with a 3.95 unweighted grade point average and 2300 on the SAT, was not among the top-ranked engineering applicants to the University of California, Berkeley. He had perfect 800s on his subject tests in math and chemistry, a score of 5 on five Advanced Placement exams, musical talent and, in one of two personal statements, had written a loving tribute to his parents, who had emigrated from India. Enlarge This Image Brian Cronin for The New York Times Related...
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  • Comparitive Essay - The reader and Atonement
    Essay An act of self-mortification or devotion performed voluntarily to show sorrow for a sin or other wrongdoing. This act can be seen through both the novel The Reader by Bernhard Schlink and the film Atonement directed by Joe Wright. Guilt is a prevailing theme in both Atonement and The Reader. In The Reader, guilt is persistently explored as a reoccurring theme. ‘and when I feel guilty, the feelings of guilt return; if I yearn for something today, or feel homesick, I feel the yearnings...
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  • Nabokov- Good Reader and Writer
    A good reader will ask themselves questions as they read along, using sticky notes for that section. This technique allows the readers to come back to the questions and answer them after reader more of the novel or essay. Also, a good reader uses hints the author hides through the passage for the reader to interpret. This lets readers figure out what message the author wants the reader to know. Good readers are active readers which means they use their reading experiences for support by bring...
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  • Good Readers Good Writers
    Nabokov: Providing a Flood and Lifeboat In Nabokov’s 1948 “Good Readers and Good Writers,” the reader has the opportunity to view the possibilities of a beautiful collision of a major reader and a major writer. This piece discusses reading and writing: skills that have become standardized and slightly devalued as education has advanced. Literacy has become so expected that little thought is put into what defines a good reader or writer; Nabokov tackles this idea head on. Nabokov’s intention...
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  • Readers response to The Last Library
    A Readers Response to “The Last Library” The narrative ‘The Last Library’, by A.K. Benedict is a collision between real life and fantasy where meaningful past treasures can often be forgotten and disregarded in a fast paced world. In a way it invokes thought about a current issue in North American society today, the progression of new technologies and how we have become dependent on these new technologies as a source of entertainment. Modern day culture has been immersed in a craze of...
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  • Reader Response Theory - 738 Words
    Readers have been responding to what they have read and experienced since the dawn of literature. For example, we have Plate and Aristotle who were concerned about audience responses and how plays generated pity and fear on them. Still, the audience or readers were passive. After the appearance of reader response theory, readers are activated. They involve themselves to elaborate the text, fill in the gaps and enact their experiences with the text. Most reader response critics can be divided...
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  • A Closer Look on the Effects of Reading to the Vocabulary Range of Readers and Non-Readers
    Chapter 1 The Problem and Its Background Background of the Study From our childhood, people were taught by our teachers how to read. Reading is a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols in order to construct or derive meaning. By reading, people are able to understand words, phrases, sentences and even a novel. But, people sometimes encounter an unfamiliar words. These words are called vocabulary words. Reading helps people improve their word range. Readers tend to search for the...
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  • Benito Cereno - Reader Response Criticism
    Most readers of Benito Cereno will be surprised when the African conspiracy is finally revealed. Although Melville begins the novella with ominous imagery, the text is designed to lead the reader away from the true events of the San Dominick. The point of view of Benito Cereno is the major tool Melville uses to trick the reader. The story is written in the third person, but expresses Delano's thoughts and observations. Most readers will trust Delano's judgement, and his observations of Don...
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  • Sedaris Essay Through the Readers Eyes
    Sedaris Essay through the Readers Eyes David Sedaris’ “Me Talk Pretty One Day” adds a comedic touch to his experience of learning a foreign language. The essay takes place in France where he is taking a French class to learn the language; he believes this class will be simple. His professor verbally attacks each student, which defeats Sedaris’ spirit for learning the language. He recognizes his language skills are not up to par with his classmates so he studies every night. He then stops...
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  • How to Write a Reader-Friendly Essay
    Good writing is never merely about following a set of directions. Like all artists of any form, essay writers occasionally find themselves breaking away from tradition or common practice in search of a fresh approach. Rules, as they say, are meant to be broken. But even groundbreakers learn by observing what has worked before. If you are not already in the habit of reading other writers with an analytical eye, start forming that habit now. When you run across a moment in someone else’s...
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  • The Features of Sony Reader Prs T2
    The Features of Sony Reader PRS T2 March 31, 2013 The Features Sony Reader PRS-T2 Introduction An E-reader is one of the most useful technologies today because of its design and features, particularly in its capacity to make information portable. The dawn of e-readers introduces readers to a unique reading experience wherein they can take their reading materials anywhere they go without the bulkiness and hassle that goes along with bringing actual printed materials. Of all the...
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  • Poverty: Emotion and Readers Experience Guilt
    Poverty When George Henderson began working on his book, America’s Other Children: Public Schools outside Suburbia, in 1971 he received a strange essay in the mail. The essay had been mailed from West Virginia and was signed Jo Goodwin Parker. The source of the essay was unknown and no information about the essay ever came up. No one knows if Jo Goodwin Parker was actually a woman describing her and her children’s experience while living in poverty. Some believe she was a sympathetic writer...
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  • Good Readers Good Writers V
    “Good Readers and Good Writers” (from Lectures on Literature) Vladimir Nabokov (originally delivered in 1948) My course, among other things, is a kind of detective investigation of the mystery of literary structures. "How to be a Good Reader" or "Kindness to Authors"—something of that sort might serve to provide a subtitle for these various discussions of various authors, for my plan is to deal lovingly, in loving and lingering detail, with several European Masterpieces. A hundred years ago,...
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  • A Good Writer: Permit the Readers to Concentrate on Ideas
    The characteristics of good writing It is important that we produce good writing for technical reports and research papers by organizing ideas and points. Also, good writing will permit readers to concentrate on ideas and may help the writer to give the impression that he knows what he is talking about. The first point is that we have to think about what college readers will expect. In general, writing in College may varies from course to course, point to point. For...
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  • The Things They Carried Formalist Analysis/ Readers Responce
    The Things They Carried Ben Cornelius The story “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien is an enormously detailed fictional account of a wartime scenario in which jimmy Cross (the story’s main character) grows as a person, and the emotional and physical baggage of wartime are brought to light. The most obvious and prominent feature of O’Brien’s writing is a repetition of detail. O’brien also passively analyzes the effects of wartime on the underdeveloped...
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  • Twenty First Reader Is Always on the Side of the Outsider
    The twenty-first century reader is always on the side of the outsider. By comparing and contrasting appropriately selected parts of the two novels you have studied for this question, show how far you would agree with the ciew expresed above. Your argument should include relelvant comments on each writer’s methods and relevant contextual material on the twenty-first century reader. Reader reactions vary enormously with personality, society and morals. The personality of the reader will...
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  • Plainsong: the Reader and 17-year Old Victoria
    THE PLOT There are several conflicts in Plainsong as it consists of 7 main characters. However, these conflicts end up woven together, as the characters lives eventually overlap. The central conflict of Plainsong is that 17-year old Victoria Robideaux, the protagonist, becomes pre-maturely pregnant. The conflict is person vs. society; Victoria struggles as she finds herself abandoned and being helped by one of her teachers, Maggie Jones and two strangers. Due to circumstances Victoria is...
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  • How Had Steinbeck Prepare the Reader for Chap 5?
    OF MICE AND MEN How does Steinbeck prepare the reader for Chapter 5? Steinbeck has prepared the audience for what is about to happen in chapter five in many ways such as: How Lennie is always in trouble, the death of the mouse, Candy's dog, the pup etc. The way he has used this makes the readers quite aware of what might happen admirably. Within the first chapter, you are immediately known how Lennie manages to get into some sort of trouble which causes him and George to flea. Like for...
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  • What is the reader meant to think about Curley's wife?
    “I ain’t never seen no piece of jailbait worse than her” What is the reader meant to think about Curley’s wife? Curley’s wife eventually goes on to be the very cause of the destruction of George and Lennie’s dream and this statement acts as a foreshadowing device for the detrimental role she’ll eventually play. The term ‘jailbait’ itself carries various connotations. The dictionary definition is ‘a young woman, or young women collectively, considered in sexual terms but under the age of...
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  • How Does the Story Encourage the Reader to Admire Scheherazade?
    How does the story encourage the reader to admire Scheherazade? The author in the story uses many linguistic devices such as metaphor, superlatives, similes and strong adjectives to encourage the reader to admire Scheherazade. The author uses superlatives to set up the story such as he describes Scheherazade's beauty “Excelled that of any girl in the Kingdom of Persia. This gives the story a background of extreme power and amazing people; an exotic world with a powerful romantic appeal....
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  • Darkness and Out There: Create an Anticipation of Fear in the Reader
    The words 'darkness' and 'out there' in the title of the story create an anticipation of fear in the reader right from the start. Yet the story begins with a pretty young girl in a sunny field of wild flowers, an old woman living alone in a cottage, and a charitable woman, Pat, who organises a Good Neighbours' Club to help people like Mrs Rutter. The title, therefore, introduces the idea of something sinister beneath this innocent surface and arouses the interest of the reader from the...
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  • Notes on The Turn of The Screw how James disturbs and involves readers
    How does Henry James seek to disturb and involve the readers in The Turn of the Screw? The Turn of the Screw is a Victorian, gothic novella, which seeks to disturb and involve the readers. James is able to achieve this through a variety of literary devices, including effectively building and maintaining suspense and the use of supernatural and gothic elements to disturb the reader. By far the greatest device used by James in disturbing and capturing the reader is the interpretive and...
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  • How Does Bill Bryson Use Humour to Entertain His Reader?
    How does Bill Bryson use humour to entertain his reader? ‘Notes from a Small Island’, written by Bill Bryson is a reflective travel journal comparing Bryon’s past views and opinions of Britain, his expectations and thus the reality of what he discovers it to have become. Bryson uses satire, humour, irony and sarcasm to generate a pace and lucid flow within his writing, and for the reader this can be thoroughly captivating and entertaining. Immediately as the book opens, Bryson establishes an...
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  • How Does the Writer Make the Reader Feel Pity for Veronica?
    How does the writer make the reader feel pity for Veronica? Basically, the writer chooses Veronica’s friend to be the narrator- Okeke. Instead of making Veronica the narrator but the reason is that because the writer could use the narrator to make us feel pity for Veronica more easily and gives the reader more sensational feeling. She does not seem to care that there is no hope for a better life or the future. This is perhaps the main reason why we as readers feel more sympathy towards...
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  • How Dickens uses language to influence the readers response to Pip.
    There is a variety of repetition in the passage. Phrases like ‘Dead and Buried’ are repeated to remind us, as readers, that most of Pip’s family is dead. The word ‘buried’, suggests that it happened some time ago and that he never knew them, which makes us feel pity and sympathy for the character. Pip talks about his life in the marsh country, where he resided by the river and near the sea. This could possibly highlight how Pip (small like a river), may be connected to something greater than...
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  • How Does James Seek to Disturb and Involve the Reader in the Turn of the Screw
    How Does James Seek To Disturb and Involve The Reader In The Turn Of The Screw? The Turn of the Screw, written by author Henry James, although defying many gothic conventions remains one of the most suspenseful and sinister tales of the Victorian Era. The novella’s enthralling nature effectively seeks to disturb and involve readers and this is made evident through James’s successful use of a variety of structural and literary techniques to create and prolong suspense and ambiguity. James...
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  • How Does the Writer of This Text Use Language and Grammar to Shape the Readers Response?
    How does the writer of this text use language and grammar to shape the readers response? The author uses jargon, puns and compound sentences to shape his readers response. This is done by paying attention to his audience which is the readers of the Metro, which are public transport users. Also to his purpose which is to entertain his audience. Puns are used to give a light-hearted effect to entertain his audience. This is evident where the author says “A new musical talent spreads his...
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  • How Does the Author Engage the Reader Through the Use of Literary Devices in Your Given Extract?
    How does the author engage the reader through the use of literary devices in your given extract? The opening of the text suggests that there is an element of angst. The writer uses a range of lexis to pull our attention to the text. We can tell from the opening that this isn’t going to be a pleasant read. It uses words such as macabre and calcified, which gives a sense of disturbance to the story. Even though the writer makes it out that the described is dead and barren, it has a sense of...
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  • How does the poet use techniques to engage the reader? ‘War Without End’ and ‘Description of an Idea’
    Year 10 English Studies Essay: How does the poet use techniques to engage the reader? ‘War Without End’ and ‘Description of an Idea’ Bruce Dawe is a famous poet born in 1930. He incorporated similar techniques in his poems ‘War Without End’ and ‘Description of an Idea’. In the ‘War Without End’ the war is metaphorical and represented as the never ending car crashes and accidents on our roads every year whereas in ‘Description of an Idea’ the war is represented as a historical past event that...
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  • The Quiet American "Fowler presents himself as a selfish and uncaring man." Is this how the reader finally sees him?
    In The Quiet American, the character of Fowler is, at first, presented as a selfish and uncaring man. However, this is not how he is perceived at the end of the story. Initially, the reader is shown that Fowler's ego prevents him from thinking of anyone other than himself. Fowler is no hero and spends a lot of time trying to convince us that he is not engage or involved. However, this is not how the reader finally sees Fowler at the conclusion of the story. As Fowler begins to get involved with...
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  • “I Am Confident of the Truth of My Words.” ‘the Reader Finds It Difficult to Accept Changez’s Version of the Truth.’ Discuss.
    The disturbing reality, revealed through Changez’s words, of a young Pakistani who was completely and utterly betrayed by the country (America) which encompassed his new life is made difficult to accept on many levels. The dramatic monologue form adopted by The Reluctant Fundamentalist raises doubts to the reader as Changez, the narrator, poses biased and unchallenged views on his ‘inflective journey’. The manner, in which Changez carries about his ‘history’, with such confidence and thorough...
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  • Literary Analysis of an Unseen Extract: How Does the Author Engage the Reader Through the Use of Literary Devices in Your Given Extract?
    Literary analysis of an unseen extract: how does the author engage the reader through the use of literary devices in your given extract? The first line " In the middle of nowhere..." grabs the readers attention because it gets the reader wondering why this person is in the middle of nowhere, It gives the reader something to think about creating different feeling and emotions towards the reader. As you begin to read on you are given the weathers description "left behind its feeble breezes, but...
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  • To What Extent Does Schlink in His Novel “the Reader”, Show That It Is Impossible to Escape One’s Past.
    Essay Response To “The Reader” To what extent does Schlink in his novel “The Reader”, show that it is impossible to escape one’s past. In his novel “The Reader”, author Bernhard Schlink through the use of techniques such as structure, setting and characterisation reveals to an immense extent that it is impossible to escape one’s past. Schlink utilises the main protagonists of the text, Michael and Hanna, depicting their relationship, along with the idea of post war German guilt to further...
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  • It is difficult for the reader to feel much affection for the protagonist in Wolff’s memoir. Do you agree?
    It is difficult for the reader to feel much affection for the protagonist in Wolff’s memoir. Do you agree? This Boy's Life, set in America in the 1950’s, is a compelling memoir by Tobias Wolff, whom recreates the frustrations and cruelties faced throughout his adolescence, as he fights for identity and self-respect. During this period of time, America underwent major changes in the political and economic spheres, which in turn were responsible for its social makeover. Society in this time was...
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  • Discuss the Ways in Which in Chapter 1 of 'Enduring Love', Ian Mcewan Tries to Hook the Reader and Draw Him or Her Into the Narrative
    "The beginning is simple to mark". This is the opening sentence of Ian McEwan's novel "Enduring Love", and in this first sentence, the reader is unwittingly drawn into the novel. An introduction like this poses the question, the beginning of what? Gaining the readers curiosity and forcing them to read on. The very word "beginning" allows us an insight into the importance of this event, for the narrator must have analysed it many a time in order to find the moment in which it all began, and so...
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  • Both Stories Bestow Us Characters for Whom the Reader Feels Sympathy for. the Statement Is Accurate in That Both Rosaura from “the Stolen Party” and Njoroge from “the Martyr”
    Both stories bestow us characters for whom the reader feels sympathy for. The statement is accurate in that both Rosaura from “The Stolen Party” and Njoroge from “The Martyr” deserve our Sympathy as they are both victims. Both characters deserve our sympathy as they are all affected by class distinction. The title, “The stolen party” itself foreshadows the ending of the story and builds up tension. Rosaura in “The Stolen Party” is affected by her simply not knowing the verity that she would...
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  • Who far does Philip Larkin's "Afternoons" force the reader to reflect upon an a side of life to which you had never thought about.
    "Afternoons" is a melancholy poem, about the inevitability of change and the passing of youth. The poem, written by Philip Larkin, forces the reader to reflect upon the lifestyle of a young woman with a husband and family. Previously, I thought this would be a very fulfilling lifestyle; however, Larkin has changed my opinion on this matter. Although Larkin's thoughts on this life are completely biased, Larkin does make a valid point, which is that these young women lead a quite monotonous...
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  • The Great Gatsby-How Do You Respond to the View That It Is Very Difficult for Readers to Feel Anything Other Than Contempt for Tom Buchanan?
    How do you respond to the view that it is very difficult for readers to feel anything other than contempt for Tom Buchanan? It is very difficult for readers to feel anything other than contempt for Tom Buchanan throughout the novel. Fitzgerald uses Tom’s behaviour and attitude from the first time we are introduced to his character in chapter 1 to present him as a bully through his racist and unpleasant language assisted with his tough appearance. Daisy uses animalistic language to describe...
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  • Some readers view Porphyro as the poem’s hero, some see him as no more than a seducer. How do you respond to his character and his role in the poem?
    The idea that Porphryo has the role of a seducer in ‘The Eve of Saint Agnes’ can be interpreted through many sections of the poem, predominantly through the lengths he’s seen to go to in order to win Madeline. After he enters the castle, Porphyro instantly emotionally blackmails the first person he meets, Angela, by soothing her “here in this armchair sit”, and then making her feel guilty with the line “believe me by these tears” , allowing him to win her over so that he can get shown the way to...
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  • odwalla press release - 965 Words
    Write the heading segment. Specify who the memo is for and who sent it. The heading segment should also include the complete and exact date the memo was written, and the subject matter (what the memo is about). A sample heading would look like: To: Name and job title of the recipient From: Your name and job title Date: Complete date when the memo was written Subject: (or RE:) What the memo is about (highlighted in some way) Write the heading segment Always address readers by their...
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  • anne frank - 747 Words
    The Diary of a Young Girl written by Anne Frank is an inspirational diary written to teach the reader that difficult situations lead to maturity. Anne’s diary shows the maturity of her character over a few years. Anne had to face many challenges in her difficult situations while she and her family were hiding in a confined Annexe because they were targeted victims during the Holocaust. These situations led her to a new level of maturity. The diary also teaches the reader that life is worth...
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  • Close Reading: Most Dangerous Game
    Thesis: The author uses imagery, diction and foreshadowing on the characters’ dialogues and narration to evoke a sense of curiosity accompanied with the fear of discovering the truth. All of that is then inserted into the readers’ minds to describe the setting and also the characters’ personalities. Topic Sentence #1: Imagery was used in many parts of the story to create a spooky and eerie atmosphere. Example: 1. “…dank tropical night that was palpable as it pressed its thick warm...
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  • The Gutting of Couffignal Analysis - 1386 Words
     The Gutting of Couffignal is a crime story written by Dashiell Hammet. It is about the robbing and stealing of bank, Jewelry stores and wedding presents on the island of Couffignal. Couffignal is a small island connected by a wooden bridge to the mainland. The main street contains bank, hotels, jewelry stores and other usual stores. The higher part of the road lives the owners and rulers of the island. One of the rulers, The Henderixson family is having a wedding and they hired a detective to...
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  • Creative Thinking Week 4
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  • What Constitutes a Good Report
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  • Discovery Essay - 1290 Words
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  • mgt 262 - 1863 Words
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  • Using Language to Persuade Example
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  • critque essay - 586 Words
    January 30, 2014 World Literature In the story “The Operation,” by Pensri Kiengsiri , a story that has a third persons’ point of view. The reader learns that Kamjorn, the father of the kid, don’t have much affection to Danu because Danu is a victim of polio which made Danu a crippled kid. Its conspiracy leads the reader into having a feeling of sympathy for the boy. And the story’s setting, contributes well to the growing...
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  • Eight C's of Effective Communication
    Eight C’s of Effective Communication Almost every text on writing or speaking skills lists a set of criteria that can be used to judge the effectiveness of a document or presentation. If this list of words, all beginning with the letter C, helps you remember some of the criteria for good writing, the technique of alliteration has worked. If, however, this list leaves you cold, create your own list, but remember to retain the concept of each C-word in your newly created list....
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  • The Iron Rule - 745 Words
    Towards the end of Bernhard Schlink’s best-known novel, The Reader, the narrator is pondering his future after taking his state exam in law. He has just seen his former lover, Hanna Schmitz, convicted of war crimes: she had been a concentration camp guard, something he hadn’t known when she seduced him as a 15-year-old boy. None of the roles he saw played out in court appeals to him: ‘Prosecution seemed to me as grotesque a simplification as defence, and judging was the most grotesque...
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  • Compare the Element in Advertisement - 1253 Words
    1. We choose this advertisement because, as a reader, it has a very big and clear headline words that attract our attention which are SOCIALLY STUNNING. There also have a one-full-page in the newspaper. If the size of this advertisement is small or tiny, we cannot easily see it because there still have many advertisements in the newspaper. The big and clear front size also made us to choose this advertisement. The big and clear can attract reader’s attention because they can easily see the...
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  • Make the Mark - 1645 Words
    Make the Mark “Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” (Burke, Edmund) This is so true and proves that often my reading skills are like having stuffed cheeks after a good book. I have often found myself attracted to a book by the cover or the subject matter. Unfortunately as soon as I dive into the white pages my mind wanders and before I know it I have finished my grocery list but have no idea what my eyes have looked at. This is where marking your book comes into...
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  • Character analysis of "The Hitch-Hiker" by Roald Dahl.
    The hitch hiker's appearance was described as a small ratty faced man with grey teeth, rat like eyes, slightly pointed ears, wearing a cloth hat, greyish coloured jacket with enormous pockets. In other words, he looked like a human rat. In my opinion I think that Roald Dahl describes the hitch hiker similarly to a rat so that it makes the reader assume that the hitch hiker is probably a looney-toon, murderer or some other sort of criminal. Once the reader assume that, it will make them predict...
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  • The Five Elements of a Short Story
    The Five Elements and Insight Elements are the structures that build a strong story. The five elements of a story are character, figure of speech, form, theme, and symbolism. Insight is ability to see clearly or intuitively in the elements of a story and the story itself. Both “The Tiger,” by Erick Gentry, and “A Lesson in Discipline,” by Teresa Foley, are short stories which contain these elements which each influence the insight that the reader develops. The insights I have gained insights...
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  • The Lady or the tiger - 634 Words
    This is a tale rather than a story. There is no dialogue; no one speaks to the reader but the narrator, who spins the yarn and asks the questions of interpretation at the end. He knows the story, but one senses that he does not have omniscience, that he is not there himself. He knows more than the populace and king, yet he does not know and will not reveal the outcome. That seems unfair—he leaves his readers dangling—but that is his purpose from the beginning. The story is a tour de force,...
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  • Whiskey Speech - 284 Words
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  • Eng 221 2-Page Critique
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  • Rhetorical Analysis of No Impact Man
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  • Generals Die in Bed - 818 Words
    TOPIC: “It is the way in which Harrison creates a sense of the mood and atmosphere of life in the war zone that holds our attention most strongly.” Harrison’s novel, ‘Generals Die in Bed’, tells a stark and poignant story of a young man sent to fight on the Western Front. The novel is powerful and although the language is quite graphic and intense it also gives the reader a feeling of sympathy towards the soldiers. The story is told through the narrator’s eyes, and is told as...
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  • Drugs - Introduction and Conclusion - 479 Words
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  • The Story of our life - 1876 Words
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  • Qualities of a Good Book - 683 Words
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  • Good Country People - 931 Words
    characterization is the most prevalent component used for the development of themes in Flannery O?Connor?s satirical short story ?Good Country People.? O?Connor artistically cultivates character development throughout her story as a means of creating multi-level themes that culminate in allegory. Although the themes are independent of each other, the characters are not; the development of one character is dependent upon the development of another. Each character?s feelings and behavior are...
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  • Beka Lamb - 1013 Words
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  • Momaday Passage Analysis - 384 Words
    Momaday Passage Analysis N.S. Momaday, in his descriptive passage, paints a stark image of his people’s treasured land, the Rainy Mountains. As the piece progresses, he stresses the importance of a desolate setting in order to spur Creation, highlighting the significance of the Kiowas, and anticipating recognition and understanding from others. Through the use of contrasting images and shifts in perspective, Momaday targets and invites the fixed-minded to experience his homeland’s sacred...
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  • How does Adeline Yen Mah communicate her experience of growing up in Hong Kong in the 1950?
    How does Adeline Yen Mah communicate her experience of growing up in Hong Kong in the 1950? The 1950s were a great year for Mah, she went and bought herself an ice-cream, after spending a day in the park… NO NO NO! NO description and be direct to the question, including your 3 MAIN POINTS(hypothesis to develop). That is it! Adeline Yen Mah tries to express her experience of growing up in Hong Kong through portrayal of importance of education for her as well as description of her...
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  • PROW 210 Review - 546 Words
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  • Love You Forever Book Review
    I remember my mother reading Love You Forever to me when I was a young child. I also remember being puzzled as to why she undoubtedly always ended the book with tears in her eyes. Now that I have the opportunity to revisit Robert Munsch's touching story, I understand why it meant so much to my mother. The illustrations done by Sheila McGraw were always what captured my wavering attention when I was younger. The images are bright, comical, and entertaining. My guess is this book is intended for...
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  • The god who loves you
    The God Who Loves You Carl Dennis in the poem The God Who Loves You tries to give us a different perspective of how God views us. He writes in the first two lines “It must be troubling for the god who loves you/To ponder how much happier you’d be today.” These lines set the mood that Dennis is irritated, as god is that we do not know our future and because of that we never know how different our lives could be by the choices we make. First I will talk about individuals being content with...
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  • Business Presentation Must Be Accompanied with the Visual Aids and a Copy of the Text Needs to Be Provided to All Participant
    Business presentation must be accompanied with the visual aids and a copy of the text needs to be provided to all participant ( Agree/Not agree) Visual aids equal a presentation is a very common misconception. Visual aids are aids. They are not even necessary, usually. A presentation is the information, stories, statistics, quotes, and opinions that the presenter shares. Visual aids, if used, enhance the presenter's message, not the other way around. Visual Aids are an important part of...
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  • It's Time to End Pet Misery Year 11 Draft
    In the opinion piece ‘Let’s End Pet Misery’, featured in the Herald Sun on the 21st of July 2009, writer Susie O’Brien responds to the issue of animal cruelty in Victoria. In an outraged tone, the writer pleads with pet lovers and everyone else alike to support a new bill that aims to make animal desexing compulsory, reducing the rates of unwanted offspring and acts of animal cruelty committed against these animals. The writer begins her argument with the use of alliteration paired with a...
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  • Elizabeth Bishop - Language essay
    “Bishop’s carefully judged use of language aids the reader to uncover the intensity of feeling in her poetry.” To what extent do you agree or disagree with the above statement? Support your answer with reference to the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop on your course. Elizabeth Bishop’s use of language in her poems has allowed readers to grasp a better understanding of feeling in her poetry. During the beginning of Bishop’s career, she was often referred to as a ‘miniaturist’. Her...
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  • Making Connections - 869 Words
    Making Connections 1. In “Werner”, Hoeflich is sharing very intimate and specific details about his experience. Beard Probably met Hoeflich on several occasions in order to gain his trust before he was able to collect some of the details that he included in his work. It most likely took Beard days of asking just the right questions to write “Werner.” In this piece, Werner is presented as both weak and strong. In the beginning of the story, he is completely caught off guard by the fire in...
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  • Mr Arsenal - 387 Words
    Being Green at Ben and Jerry's 1- What makes Will's essay interesting is that his title does not at all prepare the reader for an argument about drilling in the National Arctic Wildfire Refuge. In addition, in his other columns he usually likes to make fun at the green folks environmentalists, and what will make it highly persuasive is to have the title focused on the body of the column, because it will give the reader an idea about what the writer will talk about in the column. 2- Dear...
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  • Jo Goodwin Parker. What Is Poverty?
    Taleen Amirchiyan Professor Donald B. Hawkins English 090 December 6, 2010 What is Poverty? Jo Goodwin Parker’s essay, “What is Poverty?” is about Parker who has personally experienced rural poverty. She explains her story from childhood to adulthood. Parker’s struggles are overwhelming; look at any sentence, the evidence of her daily struggle is there. From her underwear to living arrangements, and everything in between, Parker resides in poverty. In her essay, she says to...
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  • Robotic Surgery - 1894 Words
    EPD 155 Rough draft due: Tues., March 30 (3 copies) Argumentative essay (Project 3) Final draft due: Fri., Apr. 16 (4 p.m., mailbox) Page 1 of 3 Include: • Hard copies of all sources • 1-2 pg. “What I revised and why” • 2 peer edits • Instructor comments •...
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  • Jill Stark's Sick of Impossible Princesses, Real Girls Fight Back: Language Analysis
    Sick of impossible princesses, real girls fight back (Language Analysis) In her article ‘Sick of impossible princesses, real girls fight back’, (The Age 19/01/2008), Jill Starks presents that the media does not present realistic images of woman in the media. In a discrediting tone she persuades the reader by firstly having a visual as well as anecdotes and real people’s experiences. The first thing Jill says in this article is attacking the media for what they are doing. She is fed up with...
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  • "Me Up at Does" - Alternate Perspective
    Lauren Culp Mr. Valdez English 203-101 June 9, 2009 Me up at does: The Alternate Perspective E.E. Cummings invites readers to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes” in his 1963 poem, Me up at does. Though short and, when evaluated according to traditional English sentence structure, “grammatically incorrect,” the poem exhibits the same basic elements found within any other form of poetry. Included in these elements is a speaker who narrates the poetry to the audience; the author’s...
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  • Audit Consultant - 8382 Words
    [This Article appeared in the American Scientist (Nov-Dec 1990), Volume 78, 550-558. Retyped and posted with permission.] The Science of Scientific Writing If the reader is to grasp what the writer means, the writer must understand what the reader needs George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan* *George D. Gopen is associate professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Duke University. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Judith A....
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