Oprah's Book Club Essays

  • Oprah Winfrey: Examples Of Moral Courage

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    to put you down and do it with a smile. Oprah has always shown moral courage, not just in her career, but in her whole life. She is a role model to all. I will state why she displays moral courage, how she relates to Elie Wiesel, the author of the book, Night, and a nobel peace prize winner, and finally how Oprah has impacted me. By examining why she displays moral courage, how she relates to Elie Wiesel, and how she has impacted me it is clear how Oprah is the very definition of moral courage. Though

  • The Frame Structure In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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    In Joseph's Conrad's novella, Heart of Darkness, Marlow narrates his journey to the dark and mysterious Congo. As a young sailor looking for a job, Marlow finds himself sailing to the Congo for one of Belgium's ivory companies. Marlow travels to one of the stations, where he meets the manager and is tasked with bringing back a renowned ivory collector in the interior, Kurtz. Sailing into the foggy Congo river, Marlow faces an attack from a nearby African tribe, and subdues them with the ship's blow

  • Flight In Song Of Solomon

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    the book, Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison, the image of flight is a major symbol. It signifies true life and the living of it, as well as a sense of freedom, of release, and touches the lives of all the main characters in the book, as it is a part of the dead family history. But the most affected is Milkman, who embarks on a journey of self-discovery, and discovers this true meaning of flight. The first instance of Morrison's use of the image of flight is at the very beginning of the book. "At

  • The Lord Of The Flies: Character Analysis

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    Humans have multiple personalities for every environment and situation in the novel The Lord of the Flies. The character’s persona in the novel elevates drastically from the quick change of the environment and the uncivilized structure that is presented after the characters find out that no adults are present on the island. Golding is emphasizing through comprehensive events, that human nature has different facets to itself and ultimately that evil and good both coexist inside all of humans. The

  • Themes In Robinson Jeffers's Their Beauty Has More Meaning

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    “Their Beauty Has More Meaning,” written by Robinson Jeffers is seventeen lines that all flow with admiration for nature. Jeffers introduced the poem solemnly with the title referring to a their, leaving the audience wondering to whom Jeffers is referring to. Throughout the poem, Jeffers focuses on five forces: storms, the moon, the ocean, dawn, and the birds. There are certain words that are structured differently to show emphasis and the importance of these words to the author. After carefully

  • Pros And Cons Of Post Feminism

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    II. Postfeminism Feminism is “a troublesome term” (Beasley, ix). It is a complex notion which deals with social, political, cultural and individual concerns. Consequently it does not possess a universally agreed, clearly defined ideology. Hollows defines feminism as “a form of politics which aims to intervene in, and transform, the unequal power relations between men and women” (2000, 3). However it should be added that since it is a multi-faceted movement, many forms of feminism exist. Feminism

  • An Analysis Of Elie Wiesel's We Choose Honor

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    The writing “We Choose Honor” has a very moving subject that includes a variety of syntax, diction, imagery, and tone to achieve its claim. The subject itself is 9/11, the catastrophic disaster that moved the United States in a way it hadn’t in decades. With such a large topic at hand, Elie Wiesel takes the disaster and shapes it into a writing that emotionally captures millions of readers. The all-around purpose of this writing is to empower and inform the people reading; Unfortunately, such an

  • 'Envy In Samuel Johnson's Rambler'

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    Envy is an aspect of humanity that has been approached from many perspectives. In the “Rambler” by Samuel Johnson, the author took the stance that envy is a terrible and purposeless entity that serves only to degrade the quality of life. He analyzed the cause and effects of envy, how it relates to human error, and the consequences it is tied to. To emphasize the true impact of envy, he described the patterns in which he observed it as it manifested around him in his day-to-day life. In this passage

  • Literary Analysis Of 'The White Album' By Joan Didion

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    2) This extract is found in “The White Album” written by Joan Didion, who is the creator of many significant different literature pieces, both novels and essays. “The White Album” was published in 1979, and is the first and longest essay in the book. In this essay Joan Didion essentially uses a women as a connecting thread to describe what was happening in America at that time. I believe that the woman may even be herself to a certain extent, trying to externalize all her thoughts. What is perceived

  • My Interest In Landscape Architecture

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    Ever since I heard of landscape architecture and what landscape architects do, it has always been my only ambition because it incorporates my passions and hobbies into study and eventually a job. From a young age, I have always loved design, art, photography, nature and outdoor spaces all of which are points of interests and skills that landscape architects require. In my previous studies, related subjects to landscape architecture that I have studied and have had a keen interest in were IGCSE

  • Late Modernism In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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    Late modernism is often questioned as to whether it differs in any way from the modernism period. This period describes a movement that arose from the modernist era and reacts against it, by rejecting its’ great narratives and abolishing the barriers between the traditional forms of arts, in order to disturb the genre and its literary production. The late modern writing explores mortality, the flaws of culture and also the potential aesthetic form. Writer William Faulkner, is seen as a modernist

  • Examples Of Suspense In The Hitchhiker

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    The authors of the two texts The Hitchhiker and Closed for the Season effectively created suspense through the use of dramatic elements. Closed for the Season and The Hitchhiker created suspense by using imagery. Setting created suspense in the two texts. Finally, the two text used descriptions of the characters fear and anxiety to create suspense. Therefore, the authors of Closed for the Season and The Hitchhiker created suspense because they made the reader think about what’s gonna happen next

  • Under The Persimmon Tree Analysis

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    (AGG) The poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said: “Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.” (BS-1) Both Nusrat and Najmah have a deep connection to the stars through their lineage and the people they love. (BS-2) Stars also hold a deeper meaning of hope to the reader, which is evident through the author 's interpretation. (BS-3) Much like Najmah, Staples symbolically uses the stars to show Nusrat’s faith in a new light

  • American Solitude Poem Analysis

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    Poems are short meaningful pieces of literature that can be interpreted in multiple ways depending upon the reader at hand. That is what makes a poem unique compared to other literature pieces because in a poem the author tends to use figurative language to fulfill meaning behind their work. One poem “Love is a Sickness Full of Woes” by Samuel Daniel describes the pains of being lovesick. Love can either benefit us if nurtured and cared for, but if not tended to then let loose can ultimately hurt

  • Transformation In The Poisonwood Bible

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    children, are explored and each of them successfully makes their own decisions even if they are positive or not. Each character faces their own obstacle that will continue their transformations. The obstacle of Nathan is the evident “evil”, throughout the book that each character has overcomed, as he is the poisonwood in the novel as wrecks havoc for each of his children The characters are scarred from their past, as each of them has their own story of guilt, shame, or insecurities. The situations people

  • Narrative Techniques In Elie Wiesel's Night

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    were affected in the Holocaust and his life story in the book. How he was faced with everything you can think of that was terrible in the Holocaust, and probably even more such as those depressing events and negative emotions. Elie uses techniques to help the reader understand his life and the Holocaust. And uses symbolism, to show how “Night” can describe mostly everything that happened in the story. One of Elie Wiesel's goals in the book Night is to set up the problem. This can be seen by using

  • Biblical Allusions In Toni Morrison's Song Of Solomon

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    The most obvious example of a biblical allusion is present in the title, Song of Solomon. In the bible, Solomon is a wealthy and wise king of Israel, and also the son of David (“Solomon”). The book of Solomon celebrates the sexual and loving nature of a relationship, specifically between King Solomon and his alluring black wife, a Shulamite woman (“Song of Songs”). Morrison’s novel also discusses love and relationships between some characters

  • Willa Carther Paul's Case Summary

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    In “Paul’s Case” by Willa Carther, Paul is a very peculiar kid. Many readers make the assumption that Paul has a mental illness. Not only may he have a mental illness, his father does not support him. Along with his unsupportive father, he does not have anyone to turn to when he needs help. He has friends and people he can speak with at the theatre, but they do not compare to parents. All of these problems can cause an abnormality in an individual. Throughout the story, Carther shows the reader

  • Pantheism In The Poisonwood Bible

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    Orleanna, an ex-nature believer, rapidly picks up on this thought and seems, on her extensive hikes and later in her gardening, to adopt it as her own way of spirituality. By the end of the book both Adah and Leah seem to have adopt versions of pantheism as well, with Leah stating that her awareness of God is "some kin to the passion of Brother Fowles…who advised me to trust in creation" (525), and Adah declaring that, "God is everything then"

  • Poisonwood Bible And All The Pretty Horses: A Literary Analysis

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    Many people have optimistic views in their life, however there is a fine line between being optimistic and being ignorant of consequences people face for their actions (or inactions).The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver is a novel about an American family and their journey on a mission trip into the Congo, in contrast, All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy is a novel about John Grady and his journey into adulthood as he runs away to Mexico. Despite the superficially differences of the