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Life In Despair

The characters in The Glass Menagerie display many behavioral symbols that reflect the feelings and desires of lower-class America. The setting is indicative to this status, as well. This paper examines some of these symbols and how they connect the characters to such a status. The environment of the Wingfield’s residence is the first and Read More

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‘Frost at Midnight’

‘Frost at Midnight’ written by the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge describes the scene of the writer sitting in his cottage as his son sleeps beside him on a winter night, reminiscing of childhood that of his own and of his child. The stanzas are written through the first person narrative, providing a scene of intimacy Read More

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Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray tells the story of corruption and how it can easily spread. It focuses strongly on art and decadence and it definitely alludes to degeneration and decay throughout. Characters, especially Dorian Gray, often focus on beauty as the leading quality in the world. He also forms a double life, Read More

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Out, out by Robert Frost

“Out, out–” by Robert Frost is a sorrowful and interesting poem. It is about a young boy working on a farm who has a tragic accident and loses his hand and dies. The doctor tries to save him but fails and the family appear to simply go back to work. This essay will discuss how Read More

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The Flowers by Alice Walker

Growing up happens. It is almost inevitable to go through life and still look at the world through childish eyes. Our planet is composed of microscopic cells and atoms that are always in movement and in constant change. We, as humans, are also susceptible to this flow of energy. So we must mature and leave Read More

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Representations Of Masculinity In Two Novels Studied On The Unit

African American literature often presents the theme of race and masculinity, a dominant and recurring aspect that reflects decades of subjugation and discrimination. For many black men living in southern and northern states of America, emancipation from slavery did not automatically afford them equal rights amongst the white men in their society. Brown Girl, Brownstones Read More

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Stephen Crane’s vs Emily Dickinson’s view of nature

Even though the authors were contemporaries for a period of time, Dickinson and Crane were influenced by the prevalent literary movements of their times-Romanticism and Naturalism, respectively-and their views of nature were shaped accordingly, understandably differing quite a bit. The societies in which Huck Finn and Edna Pontellier lived are naturally the first aspect of Read More

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The Wars by Timothy Findley

Women are a man’s mother, sister, daughter, best friend, and lover. A woman can leave a character-altering impression on a man. An unhealthy or devastating relationship between a man and a woman can lead to a strife within himself. In the novel The Wars by Timothy Findley, the role of female characters causes internal conflicts Read More