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Essays for English: Book Reports

  1. Barn Burning
    In the story “Barn Burning” one question that sticks out to me is at what point should a person make a choice between what his parents and/ or family believes and his own values. In this story Colonel Sartoris is faced with the decision of...
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  2. Barrio Boy and the Joy Luck Club
    In both pieces of literature; "Barrio Boy," by Ernesto Galarza and "The Joy Luck Club," by Amy Tan; the authors portray five families and their friends’ struggle with language barriers, even within their own families, adapting to the customs and...
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  3. Beloved
    Beloved Essay: Flashbacks <br /> Revisit the Dry Well, Find a New Spring <br /> Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved swims like a garden pond full of minnows with thoughts and memories of days gone by. Each memory is like a drop of water, and...
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  4. Beowulf vs. the 13th Warrior
    Michael Crichton intertwined some aspects of Beowulf with his own thoughts to produce the drama, “The 13th Warrior.” Beowulf, written down by an unnamed Christian monk in the 8th century, served as a framework for the plot of “The 13th Warrior...
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  5. Bird Imagery in *the Awakening*
    *The Awakening*, written by Kate Chopin in the 1890’s and set around that same time, in the North American state of Louisiana, is a novel that tells the story of a Victorian woman’s quest for self-discovery and her pursuit of her desires, in...
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  6. Blade Runner Analytical Essay
    Although blade runner seems to be a film about technology it is really about the nature of being human. <br /> Discuss… <br /> <br /> <br /> Blade Runner written by Ridley Scott is a movie based in the future. It is Scott's depiction of...
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  7. Brave New World
    Brave New World opens in a technically advanced future world. In the beginning of this book, we see the <br /> Director of World Hatcheries lead the new hatchery students on a tour of a Conditioning Center in London <br /> where babies are produced...
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  8. Brave New World - Soma: Does It Exist Today?
    “The perfect drug … Euphoric, narcotic, pleasantly hallucinant … All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects … Take a holiday from reality whenever you like, and come back without so much as a headache or a...
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  9. Brave New World by Alduos Huxley
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a book full of meaning and purpose. Even though it was written in 1932 and wasn’t completely accepted at the time, today people accept it as a work of written genius.<br /> The book starts off as telling of...
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  10. Candide
    Voltaire's Candide is a novel which contains conceptual ideas and at thesame time is also exaggerated. Voltaire offers sad themes disguised byjokes and witticism, and the story itself presents a distinctive outlookon life. The crucial contrast in...
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  11. Canteburry Tales: Chivalry
    What is this Chivalry?<br /> <br /> In the medieval period, chivalry and courtly love were common beliefs that knights followed. Chivalrous knights were reverent, worshipful, and respectful to women. In Chaucer stories, The Wife of Bath and A...
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  12. Censorship in Fahrenheit 451
    In Fahrenheit 451, a science fiction novel by Ray Bradbury, censorship is a very harmful tool. This book portrays a world in which books are censored and edited until the point where they become banned altogether. Guy Montag is the protagonist in...
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  13. Character Sketch of Ethan Frome
    “Guess he’s been in Starkfield too many winters. Most of the smart ones get away” (6). That, said by Harmon Gow, was definitely how Ethan Frome could be described. Too many winters in Starkfield had taken its toll on Ethan, and it was obvious...
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  14. Cheaper by the Dozen
    “ Cheaper by the Dozen”, based on a real-life story of the Gilbreth family, is a fantastic book. This hilarious comedy about a family with a dozen children kept me in stitches until the end! This family, run like a well oiled machine, took...
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  15. Civil War
    Charles is the main character from “If It Comes Back”. He is a guy who hangs around a park. Charles is needy, dense, and obsessive. When he meets Amy, a crippled young woman in a wheelchair, these characteristics become more obvious. <br...
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  16. Clash of Words
    CLASH OF WORDS<br /> <br /> What Christians can do in a world of cultures in conflict?<br /> Foreword by Peter Cotterell and David Burnett <br /> <br /> The main topic of this book is “worldview”. What’s “worldview”? It’s not easy...
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  17. Clockworks Orange
    In the 1960's our developing world faces many of it's impurities. The youth of this nation fight for equal right, equality of the races and freedom of speech. But not all the protests are legal. Many people are guilty of treason and must be punished...
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  18. Colonialism Changed the Roles of Europeans
    Colonialism changed the roles of Europeans of the early 1900's or late 1800's? <br /> <br /> One of the most famous slogans of the age of global colonization was: "The sun never sets on the British Empire." As recently as 1940, world maps showed...
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  19. Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
    Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 The sonnet, “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802,” shows Wordsworth’s appreciating the beauty of London and demonstrating it as “emotion recollected in...
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  20. Computers -- the Craze
    Computers have made great progress since its invention in the late fifties. Though Charles Babbage is known as the father of computers, scientists like Konrad Zuse, John Attanasoff and Clifford Berry have contributed towards miniaturizing computers...
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  21. Cormac Mccarthy the Crossing
    This story contains an almost equal balance of good and evil, though it also raises questions of what is truly good. It blurs the line between good and selfish or thoughtless. Characters’ actions sometimes appear impure, but in the long run, are...
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  22. Critical Analysis of Golding’s Use of Tone in Lord of the Flies
    When viewing the atrocities of today's world on television, the starving children, the wars, the injustices, one cannot help but think that evil is rampant in this day and age. However, people in society must be aware that evil is not an external...
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  23. Critique of Kane and Abel
    Jeffrey Archer’s epic novel Kane And Abel could just as easily be two novels; one named Kane and the other Abel, such is the difference between the two characters. From the outset, we are aware of William Lowell Kane’s privilege and of Abel...
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  24. Cyrano de Bergerac
    Cyrano de Bergerac was written by Edmond Rostand andtranslated by Brian Hooker. It tells the story of a man namedCyrano with a long nose. Cyrano is in love with a woman namedRoxane. However, Roxane loves Christian and asks Cyrano to teachChristian...
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  25. East of Eden
    In the novel, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, Catherine Ames is oneof the main characters. She is introduced to the reader as a monsterand as time goes on, she possesses both monster like and animalqualities. As Catherine she gets older and wiser...
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