"Reader" Essays and Research Papers

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Argumentative Essay of the Movie "The Reader"

Hitler’s command and his cruel, racist, immoral Jewish holocaust. Ethics and moral never existed in that country by that time, thus Germans only lived under the “law”. One special case of this atrocity was the one of Hanna Schmitz, in the movie The Reader. Some people would say that Hanna Schmitz was a right person based on the fact that she helped Michael Berg during his youth and also the fact that she was a disciplined worker. However, she manipulated Michael Berg, killed around three hundred people...

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Bedford Reader Questions

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 jumped...

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Comparitive Essay - The reader and Atonement

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 and homesickness from back then.’ (pp. 215) This quote highlights the principle to the reader that feelings of guilt, while not always...

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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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Characters Effect on a Reader

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 Fire”...

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Confessions of an Application Reader

parents, who had emigrated from India. Enlarge This Image Brian Cronin for The New York Times Related Go to Education Life » Enlarge This Image Peg Skorpinski Sather Gate, a literal and symbolic portal on Berkeley's campus. Readers’ Comments Readers shared their thoughts on this article. Read All Comments (250) » Why was he not top-ranked by the “world’s premier public university,” as Berkeley calls itself? Perhaps others had perfect grades and scores? They did indeed. Were they ranked...

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The Reader; Critical Study

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 Germany: those who experienced the war first- ...

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Bernhard Schlink's "The Reader".

Expecting to grow properly and learn what one must when put in an unfamiliar generation, is as if trying to teach a person to walk through the example of a whale-both are mammals but are impossible to compare. This is evident in Bernhard Schlink's The Reader, where fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is involved in a secretive, intense, and passionate relationship with thirty-six-year-old Hanna Schmitz. Hanna is leading the relationship so much so that when they fight, regardless of who is right or wrong, Michael...

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Reader Response Criticism

READER’S RESPONSE STRATEGY/ READER’S RESPONSE CRITICISM Applying Reader Response Strategy in Appreciating Literary Works The appreciation of the short story applies seven reader response strategies posed by Beach and Marshall (1990); they are describing, conceiving, explaining, interpreting, engaging, connecting and judging. The guiding questions are constructed based on the responses. NO | Response | Explanations | Indicators | Questions to guide | 1 | Engaging(Include) | Getting involved...

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Poverty: Emotion and Readers Experience Guilt

describing her and her children’s experience while living in poverty. Some believe she was a sympathetic writer who wanted the rest of the world to realize what poverty is really like. In the beginning of “What is Poverty” Jo Goodwin Parker first asks the reader to listen to her story of what poverty is like. Parker then talks about the different aspects of what poverty is and what parts make it a dangerous reality. She discusses the horrible health conditions that her and her children had to go through....

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