Jane Yolen Essays

  • Mama Gone By Jane Yolen Analysis

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    “Mama Gone”, by Jane Yolen, Mandy Jane-the daughter of a now vampire-helps Papa to hunt Mama down in order to protect the rest of the village from being attacked by her. Papa did not follow the vampire ritual after Mama died, leading her to a life of blood sucking. Mandy Jane and her father must find a way to protect all from Mama. A lesson that the author brings up in the story is that it is important to have inner strength in times of crisis. The inner strength that Mandy Jane has is shown in

  • The Devil's Arithmetic: A Literary Analysis

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    Throughout The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen and The Color of Fire by Ann Rinaldi, there were many obvious similarities but also several key differences. While analyzing the two stories, comparisons between characters, setting, point of view and theme became apparent. Both stories discuss characters who overcame a struggle in their lives. These historical fiction pieces help readers understand the hardships of certain historical events and the reality of life for people living in those eras. The

  • The Devil's Arithmetic Literary Analysis

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    It is about her life before she is transported to Poland 1942 and then during, while she is there. Both a movie and book have been made of this tale, but they are not both exactly the same. To begin with, The Devil’s Arithmetic was written by Jane Yolen and published in 1988. It is her original work in what she was trying to commemorate to others. Furthermore, a movie by the same title, The Devil’s Arithmetic, by Donna Deitch, which was released on March 28, 1999. These are two different types

  • Jane Yolen The Devil's Arithmetic

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    ¨The arithmetic, the numbers. You add, you subtract, and there are no more Jews.¨ And there was one person who captivated us with her words, Jane Yolen. Which was later made into a movie, directed by Donna Deitch. NEED A THESIS STATEMENT The book and the movie are very much the same an immense amount of ways. The book,The Devil's Arithmetic, written by Jane Yolen and published 1988. It revolves around a girl by the name of Hannah Stern. A young jewish girl who is taught the importance of the Holocaust

  • Briar Rose Analysis

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    Fairy tales are characterized by their happy endings. In “Briar Rose” by the Grimm Brothers this is seen in Briar Rose’s marriage to the prince. Jane Yolen’s version of Briar Rose, however, differs greatly from the Grimm Brothers’ in answering what a happy ending implies. Yolen does not shy away from the trauma that Gemma, a Holocaust survivor, endures and subsequently, how it changes the way she deals with her past. In her version of Briar Rose, she transforms into a princess woken by true love’s

  • The Devil's Arithmetic Comparison

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    deep desire for freedom and escape. Yet the apprehension of capture is standing in the way every time. Such is the Devil’s Arithmetic. This is what makes the Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen so much like the movie the Devil’s Arithmetic. Yet both share their differences from one another. The differences between Jane Yolen’s novel, written in 1988, of the Devil’s Arithmetic and the movie, made in March of 1999, are both far and wide and yet rather meager at times. The differences were anything

  • Essay Comparing Night And Life Is Beautiful

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    The two resources used in English II were Night by Ellie Weisel and Life Is Beautiful, co-written and directed by Roberto Benigni, both set in the midst of the Holocaust. The Holocaust is difficult historical subject for teenagers to understand. It is hard, almost impossible, for teenagers to comprehend, simply, the vast death toll. The number of people that died due to this genocide is so great that it doesn’t impact a teenager’s mind in the way that someone would expect. Those numbers become more

  • Suzy And Leah Jane Yolen Analysis

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    In Jane Yolen’s “Suzy and Leah”, Suzy and Leah have very different opinions about one another but soon find out about their similarities. Leah is a German-Jewish refugee who came to the United States to escape Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. After living in a refugee camp for a while, Leah and the other refugee children began to attend Suzy’s school. Suzy is an ordinary American girl. She is walking to the refugee camp near her home with two candy bars and sees the conditions the refugees live in. She

  • Catcher In The Rye Timeline

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    The Catcher in the Rye is set around the 1950s and is narrated by a teenager named Holden Caulfield. Holden tells the whole story to therapist. The story take place over 3 days. The story begins at pence prep school in Pennsylvania. This is Holden’s forth school, He had to leave the other 3 schools. At Pence, he has failed all of his classes but English. He then received a notice that he is being expelled, but he is not scheduled to return home until Wednesday. He visits his elderly history teacher

  • Essay On Family Dynamics Of The Family

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    Introduction The family is the basic unit of our society, according to Friedman. Families are made up of many individuals that each have their own personalities, values, and beliefs. Although there are differences within the family, the family can still be a functioning unit. In the family analysis, I will be assessing the Reyes family. The Reyes family migrated from the Philippines with their son many years ago. Once they reach America, they had their first and only daughter. In this paper, it

  • Anne Frank Isolation

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    The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank details approximately two years of the life a Jewish teenager during World War II. During much of the time period covered by her journal, Anne and her family are in hiding in an attempt to escape Hitler’s anti-Jewish laws and genocidal desires. Anne’s diary ends abruptly in August, 1944 when she and her family are taken into custody by the Germans and transported to concentration camps. Before that Anne writes a detailed journal which depicts are courageous

  • Literary Analysis Of To Kill A Mockingbird

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    To Kill A Mockingbird - Literary Analysis One significant theme conveyed by Harper Lee throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is the destruction of innocence. This theme is conveyed throughout the novel with two main characters, Scout and Jem. Their childhood innocence began to fade as they grew older, finding out that not everyone is good even though they had never seen evil before. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley were both misjudged and had no intentions of hurting anyone, yet they both got hurt

  • Dramatic Irony In A Midsummer Night Dream

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    An unknown author once said, “Some people create their own storms, then get upset when it rains.” Irony can be seen in three different ways, which include dramatic, verbal, and situational irony. Verbal irony is when the opposite of what is meant, is said. Dramatic irony is when the audience or some characters know something that others don’t. Situational irony is when when the opposite of what you expect to happen, happens. During the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hermia and Lysander were in love

  • Racial Discrimination In The Silver Bell

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    Analysis of ’The Silver Bell’ All around the world, there is racial discrimination. You see it as a big deal in the United States, and even in Denmark. Mostly it involves blacks, who are being discriminated or treated unfairly. This is something that is today, and something that was once. In David Evans’s short story ‘The Silver Bell’ from 2006, this topic of racism and apartheid is in the spotlight, as some of the whites in South Africa cannot accept the reality of the blacks having equal rights

  • A Jury Of Her Peers Critical Analysis

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    “A Jury of Her Peers” is a short story written in 1917 by Susan Glaspell based on the true story of the 1900 murder of John Hossack. The story is centered around Martha Hale’s hasty departure from her farmhouse in Dickinson County, Iowa. Martha Hale hates to leave her work undone and her kitchen in disarray, but she has been called upon to accompany a group of her neighbors who wait outside. The group stopped to pick up her husband, Lewis Hale, but the sheriff, Henry Peters, asked that Martha Hale

  • The Sacrificial Egg Short Story

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    The short stories titled “The Sacrificial Egg” by Chinua Achebe and “The Elephant Vanishes” by Haruki Murakami deal with transitioning into a societal order succeeding the previous one by searching for the element that the new order deprives them of but the old order gives them. However, the characters faced with this conflict have contradictory responses. In “The Sacrificial Egg”, Julius Obi, a Western-educated Igbo, eventually comes to recognize the influence of “Kitikpa” (traditionally believed

  • Romeo And Juliet Identity Analysis

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    Love Can Not Shed Identity “It's challenging to find an identity as a young person if you don't have the sustenance of love” Mary J. Blige In the play Romeo and Juliet identity is a timeless theme that is related to a family name and the wealth of the family and the social status of the family. Even during our present-day, family status in Canadian society is quite important especially if you are from a very) wealthy family, the last name of that family is a very powerful contributing factor to

  • Theme Of Betrayal In A View From The Bridge

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    How does Miller explore the theme of Betrayal in ‘A View from the Bridge’? Betrayal is an extremely important theme in Arthur Millers 1950’s play ‘A View from the Bridge’. The setting and community of the play, play a vital role in showing this themes significance; with the Italian American Red Hook community underpinned by the law of Omertà, a code that dictates silence and forbade people from cooperating with authorities, an extremely obvious portrayal of how betrayal is loathed within the community

  • Analysis Of Ayim's Blues In Black And White

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    In the above poem Ayim tries to fit in her hyphenated/two part identity into one inseparable whole. Although she states that: “[her] fatherland is Ghana, [her] mother tongue is German” (Ayim, Blues in Black and White 46), her Afro-German identity is adaptive to and inclusive in her surroundings: “I have been living and working in West Berlin and feel more at home in this city than anywhere else” (Blues in Black and White 47). However, racism causes her to feel estranged even after the unity of the

  • Madness In My Last Duchess And Porphyria's Lover

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    What is madness? Is madness, what is perceived in today’s world - to suffer from a mental illness, the same as what was perceived in times of Italian Renaissance and the Elizabethan Era? Robert Browning, a famous poet of his time, was greatly affected by the time frame. The protagonists of Browning's literary pieces represent the time frame during which the men were disciplinarian, and very possessive about their surroundings. Browning represents madness of the early modern period through the protagonists