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Essays for English: Book Reports

  1. The Themes of Childhoods in 'Jane Eyre' and 'to Kill a Mockingbird'
    'To Kill A Mocking Bird' by Harper Lee and 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë are two very different books written in different periods of history. There are, however, similarities in the themes and background. For example, both books were written...
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  2. The Turn of a Screw
    This novel was, surprisingly, in a way that was not all too completely unaware to me – for I could discern my own thoughts concerning the book – interesting. The intensely complex and intricate (if not confusing!) sentences, upon first thought...
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  3. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
    No matter if we read Henry James¡¦s The Turn of the Screw for fun or for a serious purpose, we all seem to undergo the search for Peter Quint and Miss Jessel ourselves as the governess depicts her own story. That is, the existence of the ghosts in...
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  4. The Zen of Zinn: a Look at the First 3 Chapters of a People's History
    Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be <br /> better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first <br /> three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, <br...
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  5. Theseus
    Theseus, a very noble man of high power had many different qualities about him. Though his qualities were not specifically stated in “ A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream,” it was obvious what kind of person he was. <br...
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  6. Things Fall Apart
    An African man, Chinua Achebe, wrote the novel, Things Fall Apart, at the age of 26. The story portrays his theme of life, when one thing stands another stands beside it. The main character, Okonkwo, lead a somewhat complicated life. As it began...
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  7. To Kill a Mocking Bird
    Harper Lee uses a motif, mocking birds, in most of the main characters to explore the theme of prejudice. She also uses characterisation to show the contrast of how it affects all of the characters in the novel to “To Kill A Mocking Bird”. <br...
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  8. To Kill a Mocking Bird - Boo Radley
    Being physically absent in one’s life, doesn’t mean you’re not part of it. You’re sitting at home covered in a massive pile of homework, watching the second hand make smooth revolutions over the face. Only one-hundred more until someone...
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  9. To Kill a Mocking Bird
    Have you ever felt you had to dress a certain way or you would not be acceptable? Aunt Alexandra wants Scout to dress like a young lady to be respectable, but Scout thinks she can dress as she would like and still be a respectable person. One reason...
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  10. To Kill a Mocking-Bird Journals
    CHAPTER 1-3 To Kill a Mocking-Bird (TKMB) by Harper Lee starts off by introducing the characters and the town of Maycomb. Characters including ‘The Radleys’, especially Boo Radley, and Dill Harris and in less detail the immediate family...
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  11. To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill A Mockingbird is a wonderful book that is heart throbbing, cannot put down. This book is very popular to many age categories of people. Many people in high school have read this book for many reasons.<br /> <br /> This book is like a part...
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  12. To Kill a Mockingbird
    The theme of these two chapters is that Dill, and Jem wanted to go to the Radely house to get a peep at Boo Radely through the blinds. Scout feels uneasy about it but despite Jem’s wishes refuses to go home. He gets shot at with a gun...
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  13. To Kill a Mockingbird - Paper 19
    First impressions of people are often lasting impressions,especially in the minds of children. Unfortunately, these impressionstend to be negative, thus, discrediting the individual who conveys theimpression and causing the observers to inaccurately...
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  14. To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee seems like a complete replica of the lives of people living in a small Southern U.S. town. The themes expressed in this novel are as relevant today as when this novel was written, and also the most significant...
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  15. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Atticus Finch represents the rational man in a world of highly emotional people. Atticus is a stable and mature figure who is able to cope with the <br /> unreasonable and highly emotional element of the town. He can handle the prejudiced white...
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  16. To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is an award-winning novel, published in 1960. Through six-year old Scout, her narrator, Harper Lee drew an affectionate and detailed portrait of Maycomb, Alabama, a small, sleepy, depression-era town. The main...
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  17. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Test Question 1 <br /> <br /> As readers, we saw Scout mature and grow as our narorater and as a person. She learned many things, but also lost many things. As she grew up and changed, she began to see how things really were, and gained...
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  18. To Kill a Mockingbird: Theme and Metaphor Analysis
    During the first half of Mockingbird Harper Lee constructs a sweet and affectionate portrait of growing up in the vanished world of small town Alabama.. Lee, however, proceeds to undermine her portrayal of small town gentility during the second...
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  19. Treasure Island
    When an old pirate known simply as The Captain stays at the Admiral Benbow inn, young Jim Hawkins who is the son of the proprieter is thrown into a midst of chaos. <br /> Each day, the Captain asked Jim to look out for a seaman with one leg. At...
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  20. Twisted Alice in Dark Wonderland
    Identity Crisis<br /> Loss of innocence is often a theme in stories that center on a single, isolated child who is struggling to grow up. However, a theme authors often overlook is the loss of identity that accompanies such a lonely journey. In...
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  21. Two Empires in Japan
    Two Empires In Japan by John M.L. Young and The Christian Confrontation with Shinto Nationalism by Kun Sam Lee were the two books I used for this topic. The former, an intimate 100 year chronicle of the persecution by the Asian government with...
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  22. View of the World from Different Ages
    In the story of the Bear the young boy was not allowed to join the hunt until he was ten years old. He was taught all the stories and heard all the legends of the great bear with the crooked print his entire childhood and he knew all about the...
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  23. Why My Lips Don't Want to Kiss Again
    While reading ¡°What lips my lips have kissed¡± by Edna St. Vincent Millay, I realized many about myself. The first thing was that I, after thinking I would never be able to decipher one word of poetry, actually could. I also found that I was...
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  24. Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond shows the maturation process of a young girl from Barbados. Kit’s life in Barbados is shattered when her grandfather dies. As a result of his death, Kit is forced to leave the island...
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  25. Zorba the Greek
    The ending pages of Zorba take on a strangely more solemn tone than is seen in most of the rest of the book. Not only seriousness on behalf of Boss, but Zorba as well. Zorba seems almost desperate the last time he sees Boss, acting very needy, as...
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