"The Reader" Essays and Research Papers

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  • The Reader

    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 characters

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  • The Reader

    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 acclaimed as gA formally beautiful‚ disturbing‚ and

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  • Controlled Reader

    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 certain response‚ from the reader‚ by including a description of the passengers’

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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 opportunities

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  • E-Readers

    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 e-reader

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  • Are Readers More Compassionate Than None Readers?

    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‚ fiction and comedy‚ to continue to infinite other topics. This means that not all kinds of readers have the same

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  • The Reader and Writer

    greatly benefit by a shared garden. The proposal contains 3 images of which all support the writer’s philosophy. Commonly‚ all are directed to the reader through techniques of fear tactics and consistent use of hyperbole. The newsletter aims to persuade readers through tactics of: appealing to sense of security‚ use of evidence and involvement of readers through inclusive language. The writer begins with the second word ‘our’ to immediately create a sense of belonging. This benevolent attitude

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  • The Reader and Hughes

    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 aunt

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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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  • 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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