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Essays for English: Book Reports

  1. Ecline and Fall and Sun Also Rises
    Though Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, and Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall are written by two different authors, they share similar content and themes. In The Sun Also Rises, Brett desires Jake but cannot commit as a result of Jake's...
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  2. Educating Rita
    Although Rita knows that intellectual enlightenment is important, to Rita, education provides much more to her in Willy Russell’s Educating Rita. Rita’s education is not restricted to scholastic learning alone, her transformation from the...
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  3. Educating Rita
    Civilisation has a tendency to attempt to divide people into different groups. Our environment weighs and measures us; then places us into a certain company. <br /> Frank and Rita are the very example of two persons placed in very different social...
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  4. Educating Rita - Love Story
    To answer the question whether or not Willy Russell actually wrote a love story as he intended to do, I consider certain aspects. I find two totally different main characters in Frank and Rita and therefore will be dealing with completely different...
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  5. Elizabeth Lavenza in Frankenstein
    Humans tend to be influenced by the most prominent elements in their lives, such as people and the environment that they are living in. Therefore, when writing or developing a character, authors make sure to include an influential and inspirational...
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  6. Enemy
    Dealing with enemies has been a problem ever since the beginning of time. In A Separate <br /> Peace by John Knowels, the value of dealing with your feelings and dealing with your enemies <br /> is shown by Gene Forester, a student in Devon...
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  7. Ethan Frome: a Zenobic Paradox
    There is a well-known expression that states, “There are two sides to every coin.“ This is no different when it comes to Mrs. Frome. She is either Zeena, a mean, cruel hag or Zenobia, a munificent, compassionate woman. In the book...
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  8. Fahrenheit 451
    Imagine a culture where books are prohibited, where the basic rights illustrated in the First Amendment hold no weight and society is merely a brainwashed, mechanical population. According to Ray Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451, this...
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  9. Failed Revolutions and Tyrants in Animal Farm
    Animal Farm, by George Orwell was published in 1945, a crucial time in history because of Stalin’s takeover of the Soviet Union and his exploitation of the centralized communist government. This was in direct contradiction to the expected results...
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  10. Fantasy
    Comparing and Contrasting the Fantasy<br /> <br /> Trilogies <br /> <br /> Daughter of the Blood and Arrows of the Queen<br /> The trilogies Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop and Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey are both stories of...
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  11. Fire Song
    Fire Song<br /> By William Nicholson<br /> <br /> This book is based around Bowmen Hath and Kestrel Hath who are twins. Both embark on journey with their friend Mumpo, to save their people, the Manth. This book begins after they escape with their...
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  12. Frankenstein
    I do not agree with the statement: <br /> “Students in the twenty first century have little to learn from Frankenstein.” <br /> Mary Shelley’s novel demonstrates the type of language and intricate structure rarely found in novels today...
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  13. Frankenstein
    The novel begins in a frame narrative: Robert Walton, the captain of a ship, recounts his adventures through a series of letters to his sister back in England. Walton encounters Victor Frankenstein in the seas near the North Pole and is told his...
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  14. Frankenstein 10
    The story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is about a man who createdsomething that messes with nature, and nature came back to mess with himbecause nature is more powerful than man. Victor Frankenstein was very interested in natural...
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  15. Frankenstein
    Frankenstein is a novel that was written by Mary Shelley. It was first published in 1818.The story was about a man named Victor Frankenstein who created a monster thatcommitted a series of murders when he was rejected by society. Mary Shelley...
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  16. Frederick Douglass
    The narrative piece written by Frederick Douglass is very descriptive and, through the use of rhetorical language, effective in describing his view of a slave’s life once freed. The opening line creates a clear introduction for what is to...
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  17. Gatsby's Pursuit of the American Dream
    The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream, and the downfall <br /> of those who attempt to reach its illusionary goal. The attempt to capture the American Dream is central to <br /> many novels. This dream is...
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  18. Gods and Generals
    I choose Jeffrey Shaara’s, God’s and Generals because of it’s fame as a book the portrays the American Civil War as a war with no good guys or bad guys. It puts more focus on the individual and their personal dilemmas, which I will elaborate...
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  19. Gone with the Wind
    The book, Gone with the Wind, is the most historical and greatest love story of all time. It is the epic story of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler’s struggles through the Civil War and its aftermath. Reconstruction of the South and the no slaves...
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  20. Grapes of Wrath 6
    The Joads suffer alot of tragedies during their trip to California in search of work, like the death of both grandparents and an unborn child. The characters do have kindness and make their share of sacrifices like how the Joads showed their...
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  21. Grapes of Wrath
    Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, illustrates the hardships of the common man in great detail. The one aspect of this book that displays life as it exists in the hostile real-worldis the third chapter, in which the human plight is displayed by a...
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  22. Great Gatsby
    The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, and copyrighted in 1925. The book takes place mostly in a small town near New York known as West Egg during the 1920’s. <br /> One of the main...
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  23. Grendel's Views
    Where am I? One could say rotting behind the gates of hell. However, I prefer to see it as taking a vacation from where I used to reside…a low budget vacation. I would not be here right now, if it were not for a group of insane people who made...
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  24. Gulliver's Travels
    One of the most interesting questions about Gullivers Travels iswhether the Houyhnhnms represent an ideal of rationality or whether onthe other hand they are the butt of Swift's satire. In other words, inBook IV, is Swift poking fun at the talking...
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  25. Harper Lee
    Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926. She was the youngest <br /> <br /> of 3 children born to Amasa and Francis Finch Lee. She was born in <br /> <br /> Monroeville, Alabama. She attended local schools until 1944, at <br /> <br /> which...
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