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    Araby is a story filled with fantasies that the narrator has about the world outside of which he lives. The narrator lives through a life changing experience which alters him into a completely different person. The narrator comes face to face with reality, a reality which he has not been prepared for. Araby a story of initiation, an adventure that ends in failure. The narrators failed adventure causes him to gain an inner cognizance, which results in his first taste of manhood. The narrator’s views

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    Doesn’t everyone need to be rescued sometime in life? The narrator in “Sonny’s Blues” struggles with his own identity and finding himself. He has a sense of insecurity and conformity to escape his past and where he comes from. The narrator finds himself focusing on his brother’s mistakes in life when in reality; he is questioning his inner insecurities. The narrator believes he must rescue his brother but realizes first he must find rescue himself. In James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues” the author

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    Motifs Isolation The protagonist is continuously isolated from the rest of the world around him, whether it was in his childhood or adulthood. The cinematography in Citizen Kane furthermore demonstrates the isolation he was going through. In one scene, we see Kane his childhood playing alone in the outside; the camera creates a divided shot on him and his mother with Mr. Thatcher, as they plan to send him away from home. Another scene is where; Kane is sitting by himself in the center of a room surrounded

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    “Ham on Rye” by Charles Bukowski depicts a lifetime of Henry Chinaski’s life that starts from childhood to early maturity. From the start, Henry had big ambitions and his actions reflected positive mindset but later he rejects and detests his surroundings and the hardships he experienced. However, in his attempts at escaping tragic obstacles burdened by acne, anxiety, ostracisation and paternal abuse, he turns to alcohol and solitude for peace of mind. As an adult, he is bitter, narcissistic and

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    Identity is the distinguishing character or personality of an individual. Identity is evidently a concern for both protagonist Karim in The Buddha of Suburbia and Marji in the film Persepolis. Hanif Kureishi’s novel, The Buddha of Suburbia, portrays Karim Amir as a young teenager who is constantly trying to find himself. In Persepolis, director Marjane Satrapi tells her own story, living with idealistic family in 1970’s Iran, and the troubles of being a young woman. Both the novel and film represent

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    backgrounds and experiences, and therefore, people act stubborn. Many people fail to think through things and also fail to think through the possibilities. In the book, The Catcher in the Rye, it is heavily enclosed on regarding a 16-year-old boy, Holden Caulfield. The book goes through the memories he has, as many things are revealed about him and how he critiques, specifically, society. Holden is not an easy character to understand, which forces the reader to use clues and moments throughout the book to

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    Who Is Ponyboy A Hero

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    In the book, the outsiders by S.E. Hinton ponyboy embarks on the hero 's journey facing many heartaches and growing from them. In the beginning, Ponyboy is an orphan, an outcast from his friends and family, and even his school. Ponyboy then becomes a caretaker fending for himself and others around him. In the end, he has words of the wiser to leave the readers stunned and inspired. Ponyboy goes through the first stage of the hero 's journey as shown when he claims he is different from his family

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    So often people go along with a life that’s unsatisfying, for the approval of others, living a life with discontent due to the fear of living differently than the rest. The novel Siddhartha, written by Hermann Hesse is a story about a man named Siddhartha who is unsatisfied with his given life at the top of the caste system. He drops everything and goes on a journey exploring many different lifestyles in order to achieve enlightenment. The novel showcases the Buddhist lifestyle while displaying several

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    “The Dead” is the last story in the Dubliners’ collection of short stories written by James Joyce. There is a depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century along with an ephiphanic moment experienced by the protagonist Gabriel Conroy towards the end. Joyce’s works reflect the different phases experienced in his life and Gabriel Conroy can be considered as a masque of what James Joyce fears to become. A similar depiction of Joyce’s personal life

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    In the Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper plays a highly intellectual physicist who lack communication competence. According to McCornack and Ortiz communication competence means consistently communicating in ways that are appropriate, effective, and ethical. (page 19) Sheldon does not comprehend the appropriate communication norm for he usually says the thing he should not be saying. Also, he frequently intentionally and unintentionally hurt people feeling and says unkind words to them when he communicates

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    Truman Capote uses variety of language devices to vividly develop Perry Smith in his novel In Cold Blood. These language devices include, diction, similes and symbolism. Throughout the novel diction is used to develop Perry Smith’s character, and suggest reasons for the murder. When Smith explains what happened that night at the Clutter’s family home, he tells agent Alvin Dewey about his moment with Nancy Clutter. The phrase "[He] pulled up the covers, tucked her in…" expresses a calm and cozy tone

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    We have seen the lead character of ‘The adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ go ththorugh a series of transformations throughout the course of the novel which are life changing for him and responsible for making him who he is by the end of it. As the novel begins, we find Huck in a highly vulnerable stage despite the recent fortunes he has stepped into. This is mainly because he has been abused by a drunkard of a father and two money minded deceitful caretakers. He is therefore completely directionless

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    We’ve all been cocky about something in our lives at some point, but being arrogant is a different story. Being cocky is when you’re overconfident, but arrogance is when you see yourself superior to everyone. In the short stories Raymond’s Run and A&P the authors examine arrogance, cockiness and contempt and how the main characters resolve conflict. Squeaky, the main character in Raymond’s Run, shows cockiness rather than arrogancy. However, the main character of A&P, Sammy, is arrogant because

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    Along classic plot devices such as “Deus ex machina” or “The Red Herring”, the “Hero’s Journey”—proposed by Christopher Vogler is a structural device prevalent in literature and film more often than one could think. Adapted from the “Hero’s Journey”, Jay Clayton’s “Romance Narrative Cycle” too outlines the development of a hero as he/she undergoes a quest facing obstacles and trials posed through the different phases. The film 21 Jump Street portrays Morton Schmidt (along partner Greg Jenko), as

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    Allie represents childhood. He was Holden's younger brother who died of leukemia at age eleven. Holden adored Allie and his death hurt Holden deeply. In Holden's mind, Allie stays forever young. He is a symbol of the bliss of youth. In Holden's opinion Allie had many good qualities, he was smart, he was patient and "God, he was a nice kid" Holden sees all children like Allie. He loves the way kids are sweet and honest. For most of the book, he wishes for them to stay this way forever and

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    In the story, “A Crush,” by Cynthia Ryland, Ernie, a mentally challenged 33-year-old man, finds (unrequited) love with the mysterious store manager, Dolores, and friendship with a college student—Jack—who works at his group home. Through the use of symbolism, Ryland shows a social outcast coming into his own—much like that of a blooming flower—through the introduction of love, suggesting that life without love is incomplete. Without love, Ernie is not able to find true happiness and fulfillment;

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    In Allende’s novel The House of the Spirits, Esteban Trueba is the only character to survive the entirety of the novel. In the commencement, the reader witnesses how his rigorous childhood plays a key role in foreshadowing how his violence develops the themes throughout the novel. Furthermore, the reader additionally grows with Esteban as an adult, and witness how his volatile relationships with characters conform the theme of society and class. Lastly, throughout the novel he plays a central role

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    Struggle of Depression The novel Catcher in the Rye exemplifies the motif of depression through the eyes of the main character, Holden Caulfield. Holden constantly struggles with depression throughout the novel. His depression is directly linked with the death of his younger brother Allie as, the loss of a loved one has that effect on many. The conformity of the society that Holden lives in allows for no grief causing Holden to spiral downwards into a state of depression. Holden’s desire for

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    The novel The Catcher and the Rye by , J.D. Salinger follows the trials of a mentally ill teen on the run from his school in an attempt to reconcile his life. Holden wants to protect all those who are innocent, but due to his disgust for the phoniness of the world, this leads him to disengage from society. Isolation causes Holden tremendous distress leading to severe depression. The author uses ducks to symbolise innocence in the novel; along with Holden’s obligation to save all things pure due to

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    call himself a phony. The word phony was used 48 times throughout this entire novel making it one of the top 5 words used in this book. The Catcher in the Rye is a novel written by J.D. Salinger. This book is narrated by the main character Holden Caulfield. He takes the reader on a journey over a few days from him leaving the school to roaming the streets of New York. The question is Holden a Phony often pops into the minds of the reader. Holden is a phony because he is a hypocrite who does things

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