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Realism and Naturalism in Howell’s “Editha”

The short story contains a number of characteristics of Realism, such as the representation of real life, a focus on ordinary people, middle-class characters, interacting within themes of society and social classes.
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Symbols in “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury

The story contains numerous symbols and allusions to the problems peculiar to the modern society which make it a great dystopian novel and help the author to convey his message to people.
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“Slut” Word in Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl”

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In my opinion, "a slut" remains to be the most important word in Kincaid's story because it could perform several functions in the girl's life: it helps to create a goal for a girl that [...]
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Tobias Wolff’s Old School

As the visitors attend the school, the novel depicts the way the protagonist changes in the course of his final year.
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Pleasures of Eating by Wendell Berry

Through his work, Berry illustrates the relationship between eating and the health of the environment - the health of the eater is part of the environment.
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The New Gay Teenager

He explores how the concept of being gay is slowly changing as a result of pop culture influences brought about by the media which in effect has created a whole new generation of gays completely [...]
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Nickel and Dimed

The inherent problem is that the system of employment for unskilled labor is virtually designed in such a way so as to limit their rights and give more power to the employer.
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The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

The day was intentionally selected by the author on the 27th of the sixth month. Variances in the events signified a vital character in the Lottery story.
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The American Dream in The Great Gatsby

After spending some time in this neighborhood, Nick finally attends Gatsby's exuberant parties only to realize that Gatsby organizes these parties to impress Daisy, Nick's cousin, and wife to Tom.
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The Story of an Hour

She is best known for her recurrent theme on the status of women in societal affairs, the challenges and problems facing them as well as repression and gender bias."The story of an hour" is rhetorically [...]
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The Journal of Albion Moonlight

The rest of the book consists of chapters of the novel along with journal notes that record the events of the journey and make comments on the novel. The Journal of Albion Moonlight is, on [...]
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Flight into Canada by Ishmael Reed

This paragraph from the book reflects that the author feels deeply about the issues in the society and somewhat does hold the gods responsible for not doing anything.
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Time as a Theme in The Great Gatsby

The embodiment of these negative aspects comes in the form of Gatsby and his life, which in the end is seen as hollow and empty, just as the morals and values of the characters seen [...]
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek

The author uniquely uses the nature of time to narrate a story from a present time to that of the past.
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Book Report: Who moved my cheese?

Symbolism relating to the maze and the cheese in the story is what helps the author to present his message in the entire book.
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A&P by John Updike

This is one of the aspects that can be identified. This is one of the main points that can be made.
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Analysis the story A&P by John Updike

The writer uses a lot of colloquial language, low diction and concrete words in the plot and this use of the informal language, as well as phrasing assist in bringing out and explaining the personality [...]
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The Other Wes Moore

Wes Moore, his hewing, is the person who lived in the same neighborhood as the author of the story, he went the same school, and it can be said that he experienced all the life [...]
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A&P by John Updike

The aim of this essay is to summarize the plot of A&P by John Updike and to discuss the main idea of the novel.
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Book Review: Song of Solomon

Also, Morrison predicts the importance of Milkman's journey to his southern ancestral home when he states that Milkman's walk in the Not Doctor Street was dreamlike and strange following his quarrel with his father.
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A Streetcar Named Desire: The Passion of Blanche

The very movement brings back the fleur of the England of the XVIII century, to "Southern-Gothic imp of Poe-etic perverse" with all its ideas of Gothic culture and the features that are due only to [...]
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Trifles by Susan Glaspell

The characters look at the murder differently and this discussion will focus on the development in terms of roundness and flatness of the characters and the degree to which the characters are stereotypes.Mrs.
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The Nature Principle

The main theme of the book is the importance of nature to the life and well-being of man. To explain the nature principle, Louv says, "The Nature Principle is about the power of living in [...]
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Life Is a Smorgasbord

Life is particularly intriguing and complicated especially when looking at the choices that people make in life in the light of the story, "Life Is a Smorgasbord", by Dan Lewis.
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The Lady and The Monk

The book The Lady and The Monk published in the year 1991 attempts to describe his encounters while in the foreign land of Japan.
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The Violent Bear It Away

The title of the novel is derived from the book of Mathew 11:12 in the bible, where John the Baptist quotes "the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent bear it away".
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Francine Prose’s Gluttony

The author notes that one of the main concerns for the women at the restaurant was how they appeared to the world.
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“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and Slavery

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It is said that "the book is a very inadequate representation of slavery; and it is so, necessarily, for this reason, - that slavery, in some of its workings, is too dreadful for the purposes [...]
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