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"The truth doesn't tarnish from being repeated." - Boo

Essays for English: Book Reports

  1. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the War Story
    Kipling’s Rikki Tikki Tavi has all the necessary parts of a battle story. It is full of battles, war tactics, good, evil, motive, song, and drama. <br /> A battle story needs a gripping introduction, one that hints at the battles to come and...
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  2. Robinson Crusoe
    Robinson Crusoe was written by Daniel Defoe. The novel was firstpublished in 1719. It tells the story of a young explorer who becomes maroonedon a deserted island. His experiences of the island change his outlook on life. Daniel Defoe was a...
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  3. Scarlet Letter
    For Every Action There is a Reaction: the Affects of Sin in The Scarlet Letter <br /> According to Webster¡¯s Collegiate Dictionary, sin is defined as an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible. The average person would agree that...
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  4. Scarlet Letter - Pearl as a Symbol
    Pearl is a symbol of Hester’s transgressions and even has similar qualities as the sin which she represents. Pearl’s life and behavior directly reflects the unacceptable and abnormal nature of Hester’s adulterous sin. Hester is plagued with...
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  5. Scarlet Letter - Syntax & Imagery
    Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author of The Scarlet Letter, has an extremely elaborate, and well-depicted vocabulary. Many of his sentences and paragraphs tend to be very verbose, but at the same time very helpful in giving the reader an accurate...
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  6. See No Evil
    See No Evil by Kerry Davis is a short story, and like most short stories it has quite a surprise ending. The twist in this story is that Mrs. Hunter, an elderly women aboard a ship, is reported missing, that was no surprise, as we knew that she had...
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  7. Sojourner Truth
    Sojourner Truth was born a slave named Isabella Baumfree sometime in 1797 in Ulster county, New York. The exact date of her birth is to this day unknown, but it is believed to have been sometime during the fall. She developed her characteristics...
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  8. Star Beast and Flight of the Snow Bird
    “Star Beast” by Nicholas Stuart Gray and “Flight Of the Snow Bird” by Jean Lively are short stories that incorporate prejudice as a theme. “Star Beast” is about a beast looking like animal that crashes on earth. “Flight Of the Snow...
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  9. Sun Angel
    “Sun Angel” by Chris Fisher is a collection of short stories, each one portraying a different character that grew up in the small town of Dolguard. Each story is written from someone else’s point of view, therefore giving us a closer look into...
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  10. Surreptitious Odysseus
    When The Odyssey was written, the Greek poet Homer defines his main character, Odysseus, as a great war hero. As the story progresses, Odysseus is many things other than the average warrior on a long, perilous journey home. One outstanding...
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  11. Talking in Whispers
    Chile as described in ‘Talking In Whispers’ has a fascist government, this is sometimes described as a ‘Dictatorship’. The Dictator of Chile at this time was general Pinochet. The dictatorship in Chile is typical of all dictatorships. In any...
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  12. Tennessee William's the Glass Menagerie
    Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. <br /> -- Albert Einstein. <br /> The most important theme in The Glass Menagerie is the difficulty people have in accepting and relating to reality. As a result of their inability to...
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  13. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about a young boy's coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800's. Themain character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the novel floatingdown the Mississippi River on a raft with a...
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  14. The Age of Anxiety
    The themes and ideas in Auden's _The Age of Anxiety_ reflect his belief that man's quest for self actualization is in vain. <br /> <br /> I. Auden's background <br /> A. As a 1930's poet <br /> 1. Views of Society <br /> 2. Diagnosis of...
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  15. The Awakening
    The book The Awakening by Kate Chopin was written in the late 1800’s. In that time period women were considered property. They were owned first by their fathers, and then after they married, their husbands. Most women had the same goals in life...
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  16. The Basis of Religion
    In the novel "Brave New World" civilized society lives in a world of science and <br /> technology. Major changes have occurred during the future; Utopia now revolves a religion of <br /> drugs and sex. God and the cross have been replaced by Ford...
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  17. The Bridge of San Luis Rey
    In the book The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Brother Juniper witnesses the collapse of the San Luis Rey Bridge and the deaths of the five people who were on the bridge when it fell. This disturbs Brother Juniper greatly. He wonders if God intended this...
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  18. The Catcher in the Rye
    The Catcher in the Rye is a story of an emotionally disturbed young sixteen year old boy named Holden Caulfield. At first, I expected something totally different from what I got. It tells of an upper-middle class boy his age encounters while...
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  19. The Cone Gatheres - Critical Evaluation
    The Cone Gatherers CEL by Robin Jenkins - Critical Evaluation of Literature <br /> <br /> The Cone Gatherers written by Robin Jenkins covers many topics. The two topics I shall mainly focus on are the eventual insanity of Duror the gamekeeper and...
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  20. The Cost of Stability in Brave New World – Freedom
    Conditioning the citizens to like what they have and reject what they do not have is an authoritative government’s ideal way of maximizing efficiency. The citizens will consume what they are told to, there will be no brawls or disagreements and...
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  21. The Crucible
    The Crucible is one of the most bizarre accounts of a historical event to date. The naïveté of the townspeople leads them down a road of madness and confusion, led by a shameless Puritan girl. Abigail Williams was a ruthless girl who showed no...
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  22. The Cultural Expedition
    Throughout the United States and a good portion of the world, popular consensus claims a love for traveling to exotic locations, popular locations such as the Caribbean or any other warm and sunny islands dotted around the world. Avey, the...
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  23. The Deaths of Antigone and Creon
    Antigone and Creon are the main characters of the play Antigone written by Sophocles. Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus, who was a major figure of ancient Greek myth. Oedipus accidentally killed his father and married his mother. Because of...
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  24. The Fall of Chillingworth
    "He is the complete type of man of the world, the social ideal,--courteous, quiet, well informed, imperturbably. Nevertheless, his moral nature is a poisonous and irreclaimable wilderness, in which blooms not a single flower of heavenly parentage...
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  25. The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Fellowship of the Ring <br /> By J. R. R. Tolkien <br /> Book Report: Character Analysis <br /> Language Arts Class 2nd period <br /> Shona Fenner 9 - 30 – 01 <br /> <br /> <br /> For this report I have chosen to write on The Fellowship of...
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