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The Narrator’s Perception of Cosmopolitanism in Amitav Ghosh’s “the Shadow Lines”

other cultures, travel and hold value to their travels, and have great imagination. In the narrator’s mind, he is cosmopolitan because he is accepting of other cultures, especially that of the English culture. When the narrator’s cousin, Ila, first describes Nick Price, the child of their age in the English family of the story, the narrator immediately wants to be like him. He admits, “After that day Nick Price…became a spectral presence beside me in my looking glass…always bigger and better, and...

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Macbeth and the Jacobean Scot

friction between Scotland and England, as many English felt imposed upon and thought the Scottish to be inferior and somewhat barbaric in their ways. Due to the attitudes of many English people towards the Scottish during the Elizabethan era, the Scottish were most often characterized as people who were opposed to what was thought to be “legitimate” authority by the English, along with being represented as lesser than and in need of subordination to the English. The typical ‘stage Scot’ was often portrayed...

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Roanoke Colony

through the eyes of curiosity. What happened to them? Why did it happen? Will we ever find out what really happened? These are the questions that come to mind when anyone who has heard about the Roanoke colony think about this mysterious event. Many people hope to answer these questions and I am one of them. We may never know what really happened, so the best we can do is narrow it down to a few possibilities that are much more plausible than the rest. That is the goal of this paper and hopefully it...

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England in 1819 2

is obvious that Shelley’s poem is one with a goal to liberate the people of England. The first half go the poem is set on directly attacking the current King of England and his successor, George IV. The King is described as being ‘old, mad, blind’ and ‘dying’, all characteristics of a weak monarch and therefore a weak country. Just like George III, England and its people are ‘dying’. The Napoleonic wars had left much of the English population poor, unemployed and in misery. However, George III seems...

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Dead Body

an English soldier who anticipates encountering death in war. When this trooper does die, he asks not that his country be sorrowful for his death, but that they consider that the piece of earth "corner of a foreign field" that his body lies on be considered won for England "is for ever England". As his dead body decays into dirt or dust, that dirt will become rich because it came from an English body. England once "bore" this soldier's body, loved him, educated him, offered his fresh English air...

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Freedom

These are tense times for our young nation. Right now, there are only two types of people: Loyalists and patriots. Patriots fight for the freedom that our children and grandchildren should have, but loyalists remain loyal to England. There are many reasons why we patriots choose to be who we are. No more unfair taxes, a representation in government, and getting the freedom we came for are just a few reasons why people choose to be patriots. So, what would you have said? If you said a loyalist, this...

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Cyril Fielding's Tea Party in a Passage to India - Was It a Success or Not?

however, is rewarding. There is mutual respect and tolerance despite the differences in background and culture. Out of the five now present, there are people representative to Islam, Christianity and Hinduism; which themselves are loosely linked to the three parts of the book: Mosque, Cave and Temple. Although Aziz was earlier disrespectful to Hindu people, he has nothing but respect for professor Godbole, who is the central Hindu figure in the book. Godbole’s quiet wisdom and spirituality can be observed...

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Essay Examining the Major Areas of Disagreement Between the American Colonists and the British

another key battle was brewing about over the colonists and Parliament. We have also heard about the supporter’s of Parliament and their agreement in taxation without representation. Was this in fact true? During the 17th century the British people themselves went so far as to overthrow their monarch first in 1649 and again in 1688. This was because of the fact that the king tried to rule without seeking the advice and consent of the nation’s own representative body, the House of Commons...

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Michael Combs II Combs 1 5-22-13 Period 5 Oliver Cromwell Oliver Cromwell is one of the most important figures in English and British history. He was a dynamic leader, minor country gentlemen, and a military genius. Being an English soldier, he made many contributions to the army that led them to victory in different battles. Oliver Cromwell was a major figure in a chain of events that shaped British government. Oliver Cromwell was born in Huntingdon in the fenlands of East...

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The Cricket Match

short story, “The Cricket Match” explores the subtle racial tensions amongst West Indian immigrants living in England whilst working with English counterparts. Selvon sets his narrative in a tyre factory in Chiswick, England. Most likely, the timeline in which this story occurs is somewhere in the mid 1950’s when England were still colonists of most of the English speaking Caribbean islands. The main idea behind Selvon’s tale lies with Algernon the protagonist, whose desire to fabricate his knowledge...

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