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    unconventionally, Carol Rifka Brunt tells the story Tell The Wolves I’m Home as a coming of age story. Firstly, to explain why Tell The Wolves I’m Home is a coming of age story or bildungsroman, the reader must have an understanding of what characteristics a bildungsroman story encompasses. According to literarydevices.net: “A bildungsroman is

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    A Little Girl in a Big Racist World The Webster dictionary defines a bildungsroman as a novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character. Scout is the main character and narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird, along with side characters such as Atticus, Jem, Dill, and Boo Radley. Scout learns many lessons in the novel that develop her into growing up, but three really stand out. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout learns to look into other people’s perspectives. For example

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    Feminism In The Storm

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    Traces of Modern Feminism in Kate Chopin's story "The Storm" The first reading of the story "The Storm" makes a person to be on his guard after knowing it that it was written during the end of the 19th century when Victorian Era was repudiating the same things in Hardy as his crude (at least understood at that time) novel, Jude the Obscure, created a sort of buzz in the literary world. It was also a point of amazement that a female having lived most of her life among females have made a courage to

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    (Title) “For every action there is an equal reaction” is Newton’s third law, this is obviously true to all physical actions that happen on Earth, hence why birds can fly. Over many years there has always been an argument that this ‘law of physics’ applies to much more than just the physical aspects on Earth. Some people believe that Newton’s third law also exists in other forms, the most popular known as Karma. In modern day times society implements their own karma for big offences in the form

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    Kateb Yacine’s Intelligence Powder is a play that looks at post-colonial Algeria and how France affected it as their oppressor. In July 1962 Algeria achieved independence after a bitter war lasting over seven years. Some 300,000 Algerians died to win their nation's freedom. The war was fought brutally on both sides, but the need for a violent independence struggle was deeply rooted in the violence French imperialism had imposed on Algeria for over a century (Birchall, n.d.). The hero of Intelligence

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    A Mistry of Emily’s Life. In the story “A Rose for Emily”, the author William Faulkner tells about a mysterious small, fat woman Emily Grierson. After her father past away and her sweetheart is gone, Emily has a mental breakdown and is entirely cut off from the outside world; people hardly see her at all. The whole town is very curious to see the inside of her house, to penetrate Emily’s world and exchange a few words with the Negro who is her cook and gardener. People tend to see what is inside

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    Greek philosopher Plato once described a cave where prisoners aimlessly stare at a wall for the entirety of their existence, and anything they “witness” is merely a blind perception. Lorrie Moore’s coming-of-age novel A Gate at the Stairs provides a modern day reference to this allegory of the cave, as main character, Tassie Keltjin, attempts to find a place and purpose in her life as a quirky college student. While it is a drastic shift from the initial setting described by Plato, the modern day

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    This Bildungsroman

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    The story of Harry ‘Houdini’ Hodby living in a quiet rural town and his development into a young man is the focus of the novel ‘By the River’. This ‘bildungsroman’ describes his coming of age, which has been quite rough, into his adult life. The death of his mother and the loss of one of his dear friends have a major effect on him. It’s these events that force young Harry into adulthood and makes him realise the importance of strong and meaningful relationships. It is very clear early on that Harry

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    “Wonder" is a story about August Pullman, a boy with severe facial deformities, riding on the journey to how he settles into the school environment; making new friends, despite the harsh atmosphere and his endurance throughout the typical middle school dramas. Not only does it show his struggles, the self-doubting process but also illustrates the malicious and superficiality of people who vainly judge others based on his physical appearance. Despite the brusque and insensitive comments, he remains

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    Mary Carrell Composition II Dr. Davis 4 February 2018 Literary Elements Many people often enjoy reading something that brings a smile to their face. Authors use different literary elements to help this happen. Humor, being a main cause for one to enjoy a reading, is heavily associated with irony. Irony happens when the author uses words, actions, or even events to show something conflicting to what he or she means literally. These elements are demonstrated in the short story, “The Kugelmass Episode”

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    Teachers have always been portrayed in a positive light. They are usually portrayed as dedicated, caring, attractive, intelligent, and of course as the hero of the day. In the media, there are usually three types of teachers which are the inspirational, lazy, or negative teachers. The two types of teachers that are not shown are the ordinary teachers who work in a realistic classroom. In the movie “Matilda,” a six-year-old girl named Matilda Woodworm has a great learning ability with a strong sense

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    t Lucy’s Home for Girls is a safe haven for werewolf girls to learn how to change into better humans through a curriculum taught by the home’s nuns. Claudette, a student at St Lucy's Home For Girls, follows the nun’s curriculum closely, but sometimes she strays from it. This short story written by Karen Russell follows three werewolf girls as they learn about and adapt to their new way of living as humans, all of them heading in separate directions. In the beginning of Claudette’s journey, everything

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    Orson Welles’s debut on a big screen, “Citizen Kane,” undoubtedly could be considered as one of the greatest masterpieces of the world cinematography. “Citizen Kane” was highly appraised both by the critics and the general audience, nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories and even topped the list of the greatest films of all times by the American Film Institute. The film was created in 1941, and it contained innovative visual and musical techniques as well as revolutionary plot, which has

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    Bildungsroman Analysis

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    Bildungsroman – The House on Mango Street The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a Bildungsroman (coming of age story) which follows the life of Esperanza Cordero, a Latino girl living in the Hispanic area of Chicago. It explores her experiences in the neighbourhood and her interaction with her neighbours both of which shape her aspirations and outlook on life. This novel is an example of Bildungsroman, a coming of age novel that follows the development of the protagonist

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    Markandaya Kamala, the author of the book Nectar in a Sieve, is an Indian woman that expresses the struggles of colonial India in her book. Kamala's tone and diction described the pain the characters endured. The protagonist, Rukmani, endured her pain with her understanding and kind husband. Rukmani fought her own type of battles with hope and continued fighting. With Rukmani's hope came the fear of losing her children, not being able to survive and not having a roof over her family's head. Therefore

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    Family Family is a large part of The Color Purple. Alice walker says makes many points about various subjects, but her opinion on family is clear. Family is not defined by blood relation or marriage, or any traditional connection. This is very clear in The Color Purple, through the life of Celie and her journey as a person Celie is introduced as an abused child/mother of her Pa’s children. She is raped by him often, and has fathered many of his children. Once Pa’s wife dies, she is forced to be

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    1. Term: Naturalism is described as events that happen are determined by the natural forces. One leading to another, causing the next force to happen. There is no free will where a person cannot indicate what happens; we just react to the forces of the events. Text: Kate Chopin “The Storm” Explanation: Kate Chopin’s “The Storm”, defines naturalism in her work several ways. One of those ways for example is when Chopin sums up her work in the last line of the text by stating this, “So the storm passed

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    Five children die every day as a result of child abuse. More that three out of four are under the age of four. Adenine is a four year old girl who survives through her child abuse and becomes a representative of hope, which all the girls can learn from. The novel Chinese Cinderella is written by the main character herself, Adeline Yen Mah . This novel talks about Adeline being abused by her own stepmom. Adenine describes how she was never loved by her stepmom, since she used to hit her and not feed

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    The Womb Poem Analysis

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    An important message that is conveyed in the poem 'The Womb' by Apirana Taylor is 'The Impact of Colonisation on the Land' This message is emphasised throughout the poem by using effective language features. These techniques include narrative point of view, imagery and contrast. A persona is used throughout the poem to talk directly to the reader and make them feel responsible. Imagery creates a powerful picture in the reader's mind making them realise the impact on the land. Finally, there is an

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    Resolution of the story The Great Gatsby starts at chapter 9, after the tragic incident has ended. The chapter opens where Nick has moved back to the west and is reflecting back to the day of the incident. It also unfolds Gatsby’s past through acquaintance with Gatsby’s father, Gatz. After Gatsby’s death, no one else wanted to arrange Gatsby’s funeral and as Nick was the only “real” friend, he decided to take care of the funeral. Many can be seen from chapter 9 that relates to the text such as the

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