The Remains of the Day Essays

  • Miss Maudie Quotes In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    understand. The text states, "I never went to school,' he said, 'but I have a feeling that if you tell Miss Caroline we read every night she'll get after me, and I wouldn't want her after me'" (Lee 42). The text later states, "Atticus said to Jem one day, 'I'd rather you go shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird'" (Lee 119). Atticus's constant guidance helps the children

  • Ambiguity In Yann Martel's Life Of Pi

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    Yann Martel is an award-winning Canadian author with many notable works, including Life of Pi. In this novel, Trent University alumnus depicts a story of a young Indian boy, Piscine Patel, who is stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck. In Life of Pi, Yann Martel presents two stories to leave the reader conflicted as to what story is true, which emphasizes the reader’s subjective ideology and the realization that there is no absolute truth. Most readers presume that the relativity

  • Absence In Faulkner's The Sound And The Fury

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    William Faulkner’s novel, The Sound and the Fury, represents an experiment in writing, as was said by the writer himself. It depicts the tragedy of the Compson family, and in the broader view, the fall of the Old South, in a very unusual way. The novel is an experiment in regards to the very specific use of the narrative technique, and the results obtained from it. The whole book echoes various forms of absence which account for the ever-present chaos, and disorder that render the book so hard to

  • The Theme Of Innocence In Catcher In The Rye

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    Due to the coming of age, many of us lose our child-like perception on life by learning about the dangers and the evils of the world, with only a few people being able to maintain this innocence. This essay will explore the theme of loss of innocence in the novels “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro, and “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding.  The theme of loss of innocence can be seen in the novel “The Catcher in

  • Personal Identity

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    In the novel The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, Stevens’ change in personal identity parallels with the changes of England after decolonization. The comparison between Darlington Hall and England demonstrates how Stevens idealizes the empire of England and how he strives to serve those who perpetuate the strict class and imperial structures of England. Despite now being employed by the American Mr. Farraday, Stevens holds on to Darlington’s traditions and political views in order to show that

  • Essay On Creative Nonfiction

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    [Title] Marianne de Guzman Impo lifts her spindly hands away from her thin body and slowly, she opened her palm. It was a bursikos, a small pouch made from cheesecloth. Inside was a pair of earrings and a necklace made from the gold mines of Paracale and a tambourine chain. This is an excerpt taken from my first interview story from one of my writing classes. It was entitled “Grandmother’s Favorite”, a supernatural story about my mother’s strange encounter with her deceased grandmother’s soul

  • A Clockwork Orange Diction Analysis

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    The first chapter of Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange begins unlike anything we have ever read. From the first sentence to the last, the reader is faced with vocabulary that is unfamiliar and a narrative style that demands careful attention. This essay will focus primarily on diction and its historical context but also on the novel’s form. First of all, the unfamiliar language in this novel, while it may be straining, is ultimately intriguing. The invented Nadsat language, a prime example

  • Autoethnography In Van Mann's Tales Of The Field

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    Within the generic label of autoethnography there are a number of different sub genres which various theorists have conceived upon analysis of the patterns emerging in autoethnographical writing. Scholars chart out the presence of two main approaches of autoethnography in literature - ‘analytic’ and ‘evocative’. Evocative autoethnography engages the reader in the understanding of the narrative and analytic autoethnography not only calls for a personal understanding of the text but also makes visible

  • The Remains Of The Day Analysis

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    (The Remains of the Day, 208). In Darlington nothing is great and honorable related to his collection with the Germans-a political gimmick camouflage as a professed act of benevolence that gradually leaves to the deadly abolition of trillions of Jews in World War II. Yet, Stevens decided idealization of his lord’s cosmopolitan identity which is essential for Stevens self image as an honorable professional, who place and commendable role on the global event. Stevens’ stubborn detachments from personal

  • Remains Of The Day Character Analysis

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    The Remains of the Day was written by Kazuo Ishiguro in 1989, in which portrays the story of the long-life butler in an aristocratic British house. The author locates the novel in a critical historic moment and it plays an important role in which the political instability is reflected on characters. However, the main character seems not to be affected by this event in most of the book, actually he does not seem to feel anything. In this essay, we suggest that Stevens fails to express his feelings

  • Kauzo Ishiguro The Remains Of The Day Analysis

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    narrative of Mr. Stevens in Kauzo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day Seminar Paper Mentor: Prof. Dr. Lindita Tahiri Student: Albulena Ajeti January, 2018 Introduction Remains of the day written by the Japanese writer, Kazuo Ishiguro, tells the story of Stevens, an English butler who worked for Lord Darlington. The story revolves around a trip that Stevens takes, after being provided with some days off from his employer. During his trip he

  • Analysis Of Remains Of The Day By Kazuo Ishiguro

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    Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro is a whole narrative that constantly is looking back and wondering what could have happened if I had done this. It is through his memories that we can see how Stevens, the main protagonist, acts and feels about specific occasions. In this essay, I suggest that because of his condition of ‘dignity’, Stevens cannot express what he thinks and experiences so not to strip away his ‘mask’ of a professional butler. Firstly, we should mention one of the most tragic situations

  • Kazuo Ishiguro Multiculturalism

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    In Ishiguro’s novels The Remains of the Day and Unconsoled it is deliberately foreground the problematic engagement of the individuals with the concepts of globalization. They respond against attempt of global capitalism in describing hybrid cultural and diasporic forms in homogenizing, absolutist and pseudo-liberating terms. One such attempt , is to define the experience of diasporic as a self-empowering , unproblematic cosmopolitan project, neglecting the problems and inequalities in power that

  • Essay On Archaeobotany

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    research contribution to these key areas. There are two types of archaeobotanical remains, macro and micro remains (Thomas, 1996).Macro remains are large and often come in the form wood, fruits and seeds or even flowers and roots (Thomas, 1996). Micro remains are often a lot smaller in size than that of the macro remains, micro remains are isotopes, diatoms, pollens and phytoliths (Thomas, 1996). Macro remains and micro remains can be said to use different types of archaeological enquiry techniques however

  • A Comparison Of True Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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    a heavy reliance throughout Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Thus, it is worth noting that Romeo’s love for Juliet is in fact not true love, as he has forgotten of whom he once thought his only desire, wishes to be married a single day following his encounter, and remains far too young to understand what love truly is. To begin, Romeo and Juliet’s love for one another is not true love because it began not long following Romeo’s grief in regard of Rosaline. Love is an ever-changing traverse

  • Beowulf: The Characteristics Of An Epic Hero

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    characteristics they possess. However, the ideals of an epic hero are constantly fluctuating due to the ever changing ideals of society. Although the characteristics of an epic hero are under constant modification, Beowulf is still an effective modern-day hero due to his acts of courage, compassion, and dedication in relation to his people. Courage can be defined as any individual possessing moral or mental strength in the face of physical pain or indescribable hardship (Personalitytutor). A hero must

  • Science Fiction Argumentative Analysis

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    future is thought of progressive. The future should provide the answer to modern day issues. Problems of racism, gender, hunger, energy, and useless wars are no more. These modern day issues diverge from those of the

  • Persuasive Essay About Holiday Shopping

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    Black Fridays when I was a college student and the memory of that experience remains with me to this day (perhaps a future blog topic). Honestly, I believe that the more things change, the more they remain the same even though today people can shop from the comfort of their homes thanks to smartphones and computers. Despite the technological advances we have at our disposal, surviving the holiday shopping season remains a priority. Surviving the holidays to me means finding gifts for everyone on

  • Australia Day Vs. Invasion Day

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    MEDIA REVIEW - EPISODE 29 - AUSTRALIA DAY VS INVASION DAY Written by Zodie Bolic Who would have known that the date we celebrate our nation could cause such a rift? Hi, I 'm Zodie Bolic, and welcome to Media Review, the show where we analyse the media and their various portrayals and positioning of audiences on a topical issue at the moment. Tonight 's episode - Australia Day vs Invasion Day. Australia Day commemorates the landing of the British at Sydney Cove and our introduction to their society

  • John Proctor: A Modern Day Tragic Hero

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    were accused of being witches and chaos filled the town. Heroes arose, one of them being John Proctor. John Proctor fits the standards for a modern-day tragic hero set in Arthur Miller's essay, "Tragedy and the Common Man" because he was ready to lay down his life for his "sense of personal dignity" (Tragedy and the Common Man, 1), he is unwilling "to remain passive in the face of what he conceives