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Shylock in the Merchant of Venice – Sample 2520 words

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J. R Brown writes in his introduction to “The Merchant of Venice” that as modern readers we “carry our knowledge of the holocaust throughout the text. ” Due to the atrocities of the Nazi regime, modern readers are quick to sympathise with the play’s Jewish character Shylock and pity his isolation and rejection by Christian […]

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Seeing by Annie Dillard – Sample 421 words

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“Seeing” is the second chapter from Annie Dillard’s book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Dillard’s mission is to justify how people see and perceive the world. Throughout the chapter, Dillard tries to explain the affects of sight and how it is processed though lightness and darkness. By incorporating her natural surroundings, Dillard can easily portray the […]

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“Romeo and Juliet” – The balcony Scene – Sample 1184 words

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Act II, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet is commonly known as the “balcony scene,” and although this designation may be inaccurate (Shakespeare’s stage directions call for Juliet to appear at a “window,” not on a balcony), this scene has been quoted from, played, and misplayed more than any other in all of the Bard’s […]

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Romeo and Juliet — Actions and Consequences – Sample 1551 words

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Romeo and Juliet is a play about decisions, and more importantly, about action which comes after the decisions. The play demonstrates how love and hate can impair the decision making process, which in turn creates foolish actions. The main characters make decisions based on hate or love, and the actions cause unforeseeable consequences. For all […]

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Role of Violence – Sample 1108 words

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Violence is a common literary element present in both the books, Things Fall Apart and in Persepolis. The depiction of violence gives the story a different view and a negative image. In things fall apart, the depiction of violence is more as it defies the culture and the traditions of the Igbo people. They believe […]

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Robert Frost’s short poem “The Road Not Taken” – Sample 1547 words

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Robert Frost’s short poem “The Road Not Taken” allegedly written on the mountain interval in 1920 unites nature with a larger symbolic meaning in an elegant poetic manner. The author standing high in the sky, commanding a view of the two roads, makes the final choice, taking one road. Realizing later that the road left […]

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Reverend Hale – Sample 1128 words

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In Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, when characters are faced with adversity, they are forced to show their true morals and beliefs. The character of Reverend Hale fights a battle between what ideasl have been engraved in his mind by books and society, and what he feels in his soul is truly right. In the end […]

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Race: White People and Color Purple (#2) – Sample 932 words

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What does race means? To me race means where we come from, the color of my skin, appearance and the beliefs I follow. Even though for many people is the skin color or the appearance of a person. Many of the minority races had being treated unequally in the United States since early colonization. Over […]

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Pride and Prejudice (#5) – Sample 1542 words

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The novel Pride and Prejudice was written during the middle of the Romantic period in western literature, but it is itself rather uncharacteristic of other fictional works of the period. Unlike the great Romantic novels and poems of the period, which usually praised youthful passions, Austen’s work minimizes them. Austen’s works are models of restraint. […]

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Prejudice in to Kill a Mockingbird – Sample 935 words

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In the world people are always preconceived based on who they are or what they look like. Even thought it isn’t as big of a problem in some areas as in others, we need to fight it. If we don’t then it will continue to get more serious and at times lead to death. In […]

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