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    In The Great Gatsby, Tom Buchanan is cheating on his wife, Daisy with his mistress Myrtle. In the relationship, Myrtle is using her sexuality to attract Tom and he abuses her by breaking her nose. A reader with a Marxist perspective and a feminist perspective may interpret this relationship differently. A Marxist perspective focuses on the struggle between the lower and upper class and the issues of power and money in literature. Readers with a Marxist perspective would look for the oppression of

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    Unit 2 Essay People can learn a lot about people through conflict;books are no different. In many stories many authors have a conflict that builds up to more, to be more specific they have conflict that creates characters. For example, in the book Speak the main character Melinda faces many conflicts from being sexual assulted and living with that. In addition she almost gets sexual assulted again but this conflict made her into a stronger person. In “Tell Tale Heart” (written by Poe) the narrator

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    “He (Junot Diaz) conjures with seemingly effortless aplomb the two worlds his characters inhabit: the Dominican Republican the ghost-haunted motherland that shapes their nightmares and their dreams; and America (a.k.a. New Jersey), the land of freedom and hope and not-so-shiny possibilities that they’ve fled to as part of the great Dominican diaspora ”says New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani. Winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for fiction Junot Diaz wrote the The Brief Wondrous Life of

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    Elizabethan England was an exceptionally hierarchical society, where social order and class remained stringent and impermeable. King Lear and Twelfth Night are examples of how William Shakespeare examined these hierarchical boundaries by focusing on the characters who attempt to transgress and subvert the fortified and partisan power structures in their societies. However, as one investigates these social shackles, a ‘social order paradox’ can be found according to Whitney Graham. Graham defines

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    Jose Vazquez Professor Dorsey English 2323 May 5, 2017 Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess” & “Porphyria’s Lover” Browning lived in the Victorian age in which love was written from complexities in the mind. He became a master in the style of Dramatic Monologue producing his best works out of all his writings, “My Last Duchess” and “Porphyria’s Lover”. They both are extraordinary pieces of literature that project their words into a deeper meaning through their theme, perspective, and tone. The

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    Poems depicting love and loss are extremely popular in the Victorian era, Robert Browning is a well renowned poet that has similarly written poetry featuring love and death. Browning’s poems My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover has multiple ways they can be individually interpreted. One may focus on the love or attraction presented in each text, or the focus could be the deceit and death within the poem. Both of the poems have rudimentary similarities; male narrators, a beautiful woman who passes

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    How and why is a social group represented in a particular way? In his play The Importance of Being Earnest (1895, London St. James’ theater), Oscar Wilde portrays the attitudes and society of Victorian upper class through character interactions within the ‘Bunburyist’ adventures of Algernon Moncrieff and Jack Worthing. The play’s comedic elements, in addition to the portrayal of power structures, are used as an effective medium to challenge the viewer to reflect upon Wilde’s criticism on institutions

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    Literature 4 March 2018 The Dramatic Irony in the Twelfth Night Dramatic Irony is a critical component of writing. The best possible utilization of dramatic irony allows an audience to have a facilitated comprehension of characters, by allowing the audience to know things that the characters in the writing don't have the foggiest idea. At the point when utilized appropriately, this learning is utilized to create feelings of humour and tension for the audience. Dramatic Irony is consequently a commonly

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    I have chosen a picture of the celebrity Nicki Minaj and this essay will investigate the codes, conventions, signs, ideology and discourse of her image. I will analyse her dress code and the meanings behind her choice of outfit. The codes and conventions are the visual cues of dress code and the codes communicate meaning behind what is worn. This also shows what kind of message Nicki Minaj is portraying and what her clothes symbolise (O’ Shaughnessy and Stadler 2008:31). Clothes tell us about who

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    Challenging society’s accepted views has never been easy. Fighting against the status quo for what you believe in will always be met with hardship. Even so, the smallest effort to make your opinion known is always worth consideration, no matter the strife. This is highly apparent in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, where although it showcases many views and beliefs of its conservative time, its main characters and crux of the story direct towards a modern outlook, especially regarding its depictions

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    You have ambition (Macbeth), vengeance (Hamlet), impulsiveness (Romeo), paranoia (King Lear) and jealousy (Othello), for instance. 12 They both also make use of dramatic irony (i.e. we know that Oedipus has married his mother and that Juliet is still alive, but Oedipus and Romeo don't). Many times, the fatal flaw of the character will either result in his own death or the deaths of his family and loved ones. In some

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    Sunday school my 4th grade year was when we had to memorize all of the 10 commandments and recite them for our teacher. We had been learning about the 10 commandments for as long as I could remember in sunday school but this was the first time we had to have all 10 memorized. In the crucible there are multiple commandments that are found in the play that are broken as well as some that are well used. Three of the commandments that are found broken are; 7-Thou shall not commit adultery, 9-Thou shall

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    When one thinks of an asylum their minds go directly to insane, illness, and crazy; or at least that was what people of the 1950s transitioning into the 1960s. Instead, they contributed to the beat down of the mentally ill; abuse of the people who tried to get help when they thought they were sick. In Ken Kesey’s, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the mistreatment of patients in the asylum wing in a hospital is exhibited showing the cruelty of the workers or the stereotypical thought of someone who

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    Character of Gertrude in Hamlet William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, is a fictional story about the tragedy of the young Prince of Denmark and his fellow companions. Shakespeare, born in 1564, is known to be the most extravagant dramatist, actor, and english poet of all time (Bender 45). His writings are constructed of an English language that influence the world of literature, other novelists, and today’s modern English. His plays are time and again familiarized and compensated for attainment and education

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    word-choice, and even the figurative language used contribute to the concrete expression of this dramatic situation. First, to give this poem a deeper perspective, the reader should know that this is a personal poem, which is written due to events that unfold during a specific time in the life of the author. With this information of being a personal poem, the reader could understand the depth of the dramatic situation since the reader could understand the motive of the author, which is to show the longing

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    Flipped Movie Analysis

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    Flipped “Flipped” is a movie adapted from a young adult novel entitled Flipped. The novel is written by Wendelin Van Draneen; the Sammy Keyes serial writer, which was published in 1st October, 2001. This movie is directed by Rob Reiner and has comedy drama romance genre, also has 1 hour and 30 minutes length. It is made in earlier 2010 with the 1960 setting. Flipped was released in theatres on 10th September, 2010 and got 1 win; Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress (Stefanie

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    The Misanthrope is a seventeenth century comedy of manners written by Jean-Baptiste Moliere. This play ridicules and criticizes the French aristocratic rule while revealing the foibles of man. His primary intention is not to tell his audience what is right but to teach the society a definite lesson. The Misanthropist remains relevant through the years because every generation since 1666 has managed to find something that reminds them of their own society. The writer uses the protagonist, Alceste

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    One of the most underestimated arts in all of history is the art of persuasion. It is everywhere, in daily conversation, in the government, and in Shakespeare’s stories. In fact, one of his plays, Julius Caesar, revolves around persuasion, especially when it comes to the character Brutus. The play is about Julius Caesar, who is on a clear path to becoming the king. However, some of his constituents plan to stop his rise to power. But to succeed, they need the help of Caesar’s right hand man and good

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    The story of Pinocchio has formed an integral part of the canon of bedtime stories for a large part of the world’s children. However, like any fairy tale, this story is also found in different forms, mediums and versions all across the world. Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio of the 1880’s for the Italian audience, and Disney’s Pinocchio of 1940 for the American audience, are two forms of the Pinocchio textual network. Poverty is significant to the fulfilment of some of the purposes and aims of the Collodi

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    The play, “Summer of the Seventeenth Doll” by Ray Lawler is set in Australia and talks about times in the 1950s. In the play, one sees that, Lawler gives audiences rich insights into the societal structure, code of conduct etc typical of Australian life set in that period of time. The play talks about a group of ordinary people who are struggling to stay young as do not acknowledge the reality that they are aging. In their desperate bid to escape the inevitability of the consequences of change, the

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