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Essays for English: Book Reports

  1. Lose of Innocence for Ralph
    The novel, Lord of the Flies, is a story about the author’s, William Golding, view of when civilization is taken away, savagery which dwells within us all, takes place. In this story, a group of school boys are stranded on an island with no...
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  2. Makioka Sisters & Pedro Paramo
    Though the two books, The Makioka Sisters and Pedro Paramo appear to be a part of two entirely separate worlds, some connections can be seen throughout the works. Junichiro Tanizaki uses The Makioka Sisters to tell the tale of four beautiful sisters...
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  3. Malevolent Phantom (to Kill a Mockingbird)
    “Vision is the act of seeing things invisible” (Jonathan Swift). In every society there is an underlying darkness that is alienation. Those who fall victim to alienation become the invisible and voiceless members of society. In Society there...
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  4. Man's Indominability in the Grapes of Wrath
    A study of the characters in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, reveals man’s indomitability and endurance. Steinbeck potently suggests that there is a distinct time in life where the choice must be made to either sacrifice one’s spirit...
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  5. Material Society, Material Thoughts
    Ever since Midas' lust for gold, it appears to be that man has <br /> acquired a greed and appetite for wealth. Juana, the Priest, and <br /> the doctor have all undergone a change due to money. They are <br /> all affected by their hunger for...
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  6. Mattimeo
    Mattimeo is a continuation of the story of Redwall. It is set two years after the attack on Redwall Abby by Cluny the Scurge. A new villian, Slagar the Cruel, is in the area. Slagar whose former name is Chickenhound, Son of Sela the healer, is a...
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  7. Mercedes Lackey
    Dear Mercedes Lackey,<br /> <br /> You probably get letters from people everyday who say what I’m gonna say, but oh well. See, I am a huge fan of your work, and just recently got told to write a LAL (Letters about Literature) for one of my...
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  8. Mernissi
    Mernissi makes the claim that "Any man who believes that a Muslim <br /> woman who fights for her dignity and right to citizenship excludes <br /> herself necessarily from the umma...is a man who misunderstands <br /> his own religious heritage, his...
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  9. Miss Maudie & Aunt Alex
    The Maycomb ladies provide an excellent example of racial prejudice, and a failure to see what it is like in someone else’s skin. They believe they are doing well by making money for missions, failing to see the hardship on their own doorsteps...
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  10. Modern Man in Search of a Soul
    In his book, Modern Man In Search Of A Soul, C.G. Jung gives a layperson insight into his ideas on dream analysis. Jung's primary objective in this book is to educate the reader as to what a psychoanalyst does when analyzing a patient's dreams. The...
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  11. Mohandas Ghandi
    Satyagraha. Meaning "force or firmness of truth, Mohandas Gandhi worked and lived by this word. By peaceful, non-violent demonstrations he little by little took hold of the people of India's love and honor and freed them from British rule. This...
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  12. My Antonia
    1. Jim Burden, a successful New York City lawyer, leaves an acquaintance a memoir of his Nebraska childhood in the form of a recollection of their mutual friend, Antonia Shimerda. <br /> Jim had first arrived in Nebraska at the age of ten, when...
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  13. Neither so Good nor so Bad
    Though the central action of Tomas Hardy’s novel “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” centres on Tess, the other characters are not lacking in interest and idivuduality. Undoubtedly, Tess’s life is market by two contradictory...
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  14. On Vaikom Muhammad Basheer’S Premalekhanam
    There are some private pleasures we all indulge in. The mere fact that we are the ones that have been fortunate enough to indulge in these, not always because of our merit but because of the situation we were placed in, takes us to cloud nine. The...
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  15. One Hundred Years of Solitude
    One Hundred Years of Solitude narrates the inseparability of the past, present and future in the imaginary town of Macondo, Columbia and the folks who established it, the Buendias. Macondo used to be secluded from the outside world but during a time...
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  16. Our Town
    Our Town strives to unite the ‘earthly living’ and the ‘supernatural’ into a time capsule of small-town life showing that life, in its greatness, is incomparable. I think this book/play was written to move its audience with this whole idea...
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  17. Pieces of the Puzzle: the Island as a Macrocosm of Man
    In viewing the various aspects of the island society in Golding's Lord of <br /> the Flies as a symbolic microcosm of society, a converse perspective must <br /> also be considered. Golding's island of marooned youngsters then becomes a <br...
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  18. Poisonwood Bible
    Barbara Kingsolver is the author of many well-written pieces of literature including The Poisonwood Bible. This novel explores the beauty and hardships that exist in the Belgian Congo in 1959. Told by the wife and four daughters of a fierce...
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  19. Protagonists
    The protagonists in “The Yellow Wallpaper”, “The Storm”, and “Eveline” all seem to have similarities in their character. They are all women that have lived in an era in which women are seen as nothing. This woman had no identity in this...
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  20. Puritianism and Literary Techniques in "The Scarlet Letter"
    Outline<br /> <br /> i. Introduction<br /> ii. Information of the time when it was first published<br /> iii. A romance not a novel<br /> A. Hawthorne called it a romance<br /> B. Why it is a romance<br /> C. The truth in the romance and the...
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  21. Raisin in the Sun
    In the story “Raisin in the Sun” there is basically a group of characters all in one family living in a small apartment with everyday their love dying a little more. The family is black and through the whole play it shows how segregation was...
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  22. Red Cloud's Revenge
    Red Cloud’s Revenge is a historical novel about the grim recollection <br /> of detailed events and days/months before the showdown between the US <br /> Cavalry & Sioux Indians on the northern plains of 1867. Fetterman, Brown <br...
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  23. Red Pony
    The Red Pony has many examples of when hard work doesn’t always ensure success. Through out the four chapters of the novel Jody goes through many difficult times. He is helped through these times by Billy Buck-the cow hand, Carl Tifflin-his father...
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  24. Reunion
    Reunion, by John Cheever, is a story told through the eyes of a young boy, Charlie, who is recalling a meeting with his father who he hasn’t seen for more than three years. It is set in New York where Charlie’s father lives. He meets up with his...
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  25. Right or Wrong
    Speech by Raymond Collins<br /> <br /> Introduction:<br /> Violence is not generally accepted in our society. There are different levels of violence and some violence can be categorised as not so violent while other violence is extreme. There are...
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