The Dead Girl Essays

  • Existentialism In The Dead Girl

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    existence by confronting existential dread and making deliberate choices that create meaning. Each of the women in the film The Dead Girl, Arden, Leah, Ruth, Melora, and Krista, all make decisions that create meaning in their lives and determines how they will live them. By acting against the norms they had become accustomed to in life, many of the women in The Dead Girl take control of and ascribe meaning to their own lives. Arden, the stranger, is subservient to her abusive mother. When Arden rebels

  • The Ice Garden Character Analysis

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    Deceiving Looks and Humanity’s Obsession with Them Analysis of “Ice Garden” by Moira Crone The issue with the importance of the appearence have been around for a very long time. As soon as the human started civilizing a little by little, an obsession with perfection appeared. In the novel The Ice Garden by Moira Crone, beauty and its influence on the 1960s woman play major roles. In it, humanity´s obsession with looks, that often may be deceiving, is shown through the plot, the characters and

  • Living Dead Girl Summary

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    Living Dead Girl Summary Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott is heartbreaking, devastating, and just plain wrong. At just ten years old, Alice, originally named Kayla, was taken from her family, friends, and loved ones. Ray took her and drove her away into the woods, where he beat her until she bled hard. Eventually, they made it back to Ray’s apartment, which was going to be Kayla’s new home for the next five years. Ray changed Kayla’s name to Alice. Alice must do whatever Ray asks her to. If

  • The Final Girl In Sam Raimi's Evil Dead

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    To start with, Caroll defines the “final girl” as someone who witnessed the events of the slasher happen and is the chosen one to carry that burden with them throughout their lives. Halloween’s (1978) Laurie Strode ( who after her apparent demise in Halloween II (1981), came back in Halloween: H2O (1998), and shown to be an alcoholic after all these years because she carries the burden of her brother’s deeds with her) is a really good example of this, as is Nancy from Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on

  • Dead Girls Don T Lie Analysis

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    "You must trust and believe in people, or life becomes impossible." --Anton ChekhovIn (Daskal). This quote tells just how are the girls are feeling because it is impossible to know what to do without the girls trusting someone. In Jennifer Shaw Wolf’s books Breaking Beautiful and Dead Girls Don’t Lie uses the same stylistic elements. The stylistic elements she uses to portray her style are flashbacks, characters, and similar theme. Wolf uses “flashbacks” to help structure the plot to show her

  • Dead Girls Don T Lie Summary

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    Dead Girls Don’t Lie By: Jennifer Shaw Wolf Summary Losing a friend could be devastating, but thinking your friend was murdered and being the last person they talk to can leave a huge amount of guilt. The book Dead Girls Don’t Lie is about Jaycee losing her best friend Rachel. In the eyes of Jaycee she thinks her best friend was murdered in an old house in the woods, but the police think her death was an accident. Rachel has been hiding things from Jaycee for awhile now and becoming a more wild and

  • Summary Of The Novel 'The Bluest Eye'

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    story of a young girl named Pecola who experiences domestic violence and racism within her surrounding. Pecola often feels “ugly” due to her black skin color; she tries to deal with it by wishing for blue eyes in order to assimilate with the white culture. The novel is mostly written from Claudia MacTeer’s perspective, who is portrayed as the opposite of Pecola. Instead of falling into society’s norms, Claudia accepts her beauty and wants to seek out her own truth. Although both girls don’t grow up

  • Epiphany In 'The Dead And Araby'

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    Alecia Williams Professor Guest English 201 26 February 2018 The Effects of Epiphany Both stories, “The Dead” and “Araby” by James Joyce, were two very interesting pieces. The stories displayed quite a variety of themes including, betrayal, regret and life and death, just to name a few. However, epiphany is considered the major and most important theme in James Joyce’s stories. Therefore, in this essay, we’ll see how epiphany affected the characters in both stories. In “Araby”, the narrator was

  • Paralysis In James Joyce's Araby And The Sisters

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    One of the central tenets of James Joyce’s work, the paralysis or blighted figures that live in Dublin, can be vividly noticed in his short stories Araby and The Sisters. Albeit written at a time of peak Irish nationalism, the two stories elucidate what Joyce discerned to be the dull, idle, and sorry lives of Dubliners. Joyce’s utter refutation of Irish pride caused him to create characters in the city that lacked confidence and direction in their lives. The theme of paralysis can be perceived in

  • Inner Beauty And Physical Beauty In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    The Ancient Greeks believed the gods blessed good people with beauty. Comparably, the Romantics shared a similar notion that inner goodness would externalize into physical beauty. Mary Shelley’s Romantic novel Frankenstein explores the theme of whether outer beauty correlates with inner morality via the Creature, a sentient artificial life who is highly intelligent but grotesque. The Creature’s monstrous appearance causes others to ostracize him and transforms him from an innocent creature to a morally

  • My Brilliant Friend Analysis

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    to Ischia, when the two girls purchase Little Women, and lighting fireworks on New Years Eve, are integral to the depiction of brilliant friendship between them. Therefore, it is not coincidental that when the girls experience fleeting moments of childhood bliss,

  • The Sisters Joyce Analysis

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    Through building young, male narrators embroiled in internal conflict, Joyce explores the idea of self-contradiction through two short stories, “Araby” and “The Sisters.” In the lives of the narrators, Joyce demonstrates that internal turmoil leads directly to an epiphany which forces the narrator to examine the alienation caused by his internal conflict. Joyce envelops the narrators within a society that provides characters that accentuate the narrators’ internal conflict, even as the source of

  • Contextual Criticism In Oedipus The King

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    Contextual criticism is used in text to gain a better understanding, along with more knowledge of the text. In “Oedipus the King” by Sophocles and “The Night Face up” by Julio Cortazar. Criticizing these texts contextual for their content will help the reader have intelligent and knowledgeable interpretation of the stories. Using historical events, life experience and looking at the dominant culture we can find the context of certain passages enhances and creates a more accurate reading experience

  • Allegory In Scarlet Letter

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne creates allegory with his characters in his novel and short stories. The way that Hawthorne creates allegory with his characters us by showing their struggles with morals, their need and misinterpretation of love, and the effects of others opinions. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses his characters to symbolize a concrete object which is used to represent something more abstract (Dibble 37.) In the novel The Scarlet Letter we see multiple examples of struggles with morals. Dimmesdale

  • Analytical Essay On The Giver

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    The giver by Lois Lowry- Analytical essay ________________________________________________________ What if we lived in a world of peace and equality? What if we lived in a world with no differences? A world with no social classes and inequality. That sounds pretty amazing doesn’t it? In Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver that is the reality. The catch? The catch is freedom. There is no room for being different, no room for spontaneity, no room for experimentation and breaking the rules. If you break the

  • James Joyce's The Dead: Gabriel Conroy

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    “The Dead,” written by James Joyce center around an upper-class individual name Gabriel Conroy. Right from the start, Joyce didn’t hold back on how he wanted to portrayed Conroy’s character in a negative way. Conroy’s brief conversation with his aunt maid show how clumsy he is. “O, then, said Gabriel gaily, I suppose we 'll be going to your wedding one of these fine days with your young man, eh?” (Page 2) He clumsily provoked a defensive statement from the overworked maid about her love life. Instead

  • Character Analysis Of Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

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    According to Susan Dick, Woolf’s narrator moves freely among the characters, entering their minds and using a subtle blend of quoted and narrated monologue, supplemented by description, to reveal their inner lives. Readers know the characters as they know themselves and as they are known to one another. Although the narrator places the characters in the foreground of the narrative and generally blends her voice with theirs, she also maintains an independent point of view which enables her to speak

  • James Joyce's The Dead

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    Individual or Ireland: A Literature Review for “The Dead” Long, bitter battles are fought over the meanings of great works of literature and the ambiguity of James Joyce’s “The Dead” makes it ripe for debate.“The Dead” centers on an evening in the life of Gabriel Conroy, an introspective urbanized Irish upperclassman attending his elderly aunts’ party. During the course of the evening, Gabriel has several unsettling encounters with the other partygoers, whom he deems traditional and inferior to himself

  • Analysis Of Countee Leroy Porter's Poem 'Brown Girl Dead'

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    she rests; Lord Death has found her sweet”(1-4), the poem briefly states that a young girl has passed away. It is not known how her death has occurred. These lines of the poem give evidence that the young girl is getting buried or having a funeral due to the images of “white roses” and “white candles”. Also with the line three, “Dark Madonna of the grave she rests”(3), is a dead giveaway that a young black girl has died because the “Dark Madonna” represents a dark Virgin Mary who, in this poem, happens

  • Theme Of Appearance Versus Reality In The Dead Girls Of Hysteria Hall

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    always be hard to find out what is hiding underneath the surface just by looking at the cover. In the book Dead Girls Of Hysteria Hall, the protagonist encounters many situations where the theme Appearance Versus Reality is shown. Starting from her house not being what it seemed to be and Friends being nice and friendly when in