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Cliff Notes essays / The Uncanny
The uncanny originates from the German word Unheimlich meaning unhomely. There is a certain ambiguity regarding the uncanny, as it is not a direct translation. Unheimlich is an untranslatable word, thus making interpreting its meaning becomes somewhat difficult. Originally, the uncanny is a Freudian term used to describe a psychological feeling of terror. According to Sigmund Freud, ‘the unca...
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Cliff Notes essays / My Side Of The Mountain
My Side of the Mountain By Jean Craighead George Sam Gribley is tired of living in a crowded New York City apartment with his dad,mom and 8 brothers and sisters, so he runs away looking for his Great-grandfather Gribley’s land in the Catskill Mountain wilderness. The Gribley land had not been inhabited by any Gribley’s for around 100 years. Sam hitched rides trying to get to the ...
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Cliff Notes essays / Mr. Ives Christmas
“GOD HAS CALLED HIM TO HEAVEN,” the headlines read the day after Robert’s death, a death that would become “the defining event of his (Ives) middle-aged life. Even though the entire story of the novel flows to and from that bloody moment, the story beneath the surface, Ives’ resurrection from the grave of grief, revolves around a mystical vision of “four winds.” This puzzl...
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Cliff Notes essays / Mr. Bowditch
Sphere is about a futuristic sphere that gives a group of scientists a special and unusual power- the power of being able to turn fantasy into reality. The group of scientists are kept in total wonder as to why they were being sent to the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The scientists consisted of Norman Johnson, a psychologist; Beth Halpern, a zoologist and biochemist; Harry Adams, a mathem...
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Cliff Notes essays / Gatsby
Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you!" Thomas Parke D'Invilliers Jay Gatsby went through most of his life striving for a new beginning, a chance to start over and succeed. He forced that aspect of life, into his own, by changing his identity. He was James G...
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Gandhi Fighter Without a Sword Gandhi, one of the world’s greatest figures, has already become a legend. In this book Jeanette Eaton shows him as a human being. While still a young man, Gandhi adopted the austere way of living that was until the day he died. He did not want comforts and luxuries when so many of his countrymen lived in terrible poverty. He ate only the most frugal di...
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Cliff Notes essays / After The First Death
Book Notes Title: After The First Death Author: Robert Cormier Date Started: 02/06/00 Date Ended: 03/06/00 The Characters: a) Main Characters Miro: Miro is a teen-age terrorist that came from another country know, in the story, as their “Homeland”. Even Miro himself is uncertain of his age because during the training (Or as they call it, school) age is not important. Te traini...
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Cliff Notes essays / After The Bomb
 Setting In this story they had been using the following places.  Bunker - it is a small room underground, out side the house which is use for any emergency. It just happened that Philip was in the room and playing with guitar and his brother Matt looking for him and found him in the room, and Cara followed in.  School Gym – here where a party.  Vist...
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Cliff Notes essays / Eva Peron
Mi Mensaje By Eva Perón “What is happening to our people is a drama, an authentic and extraordinary drama for the ownership of life… of happiness… of the pure and simple well-being that my people have been dreaming about since the beginning of history.” ~Eva Peron The Evita that people worldwide cherish as the Argentinian sweetheart is a stronger woman than I had ever env...
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Cliff Notes essays / Eva Luna By Isabel Allende
Novel: Eva Luna by Isabel Allende; 307 pp; Cost: $7.99 Eva Luna is based on the life of the protagonist of the novel, Eva Luna. The story begins with the tale of how Eva Luna was concieved by her mother trying to save the life of a snake bitten indian. It takes place in an unnamed South American country because the characters speak Spanish. Eva's mother dies when she is only 7 years ol...
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Cliff Notes essays / Escape From A Dollhouse
Escape From A Doll House We have all felt the need to be alone or to venture to places that our minds have only imagined. However, we as individuals have always found ourselves clutching to our responsibilities and obligations, to either our jobs or our friends and family. The lingering feeling of leaving something behind or of promises that have been unfulfilled is a pain that keeps u...
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Cliff Notes essays / Dimmesdale Vs. Chillingworth
Dimmesdale vs. Chillingworth Near the end of the novel, Arthur Dimmesdale tells the following to his fellow adulteress Hester concerning Roger Chillingworth: "We are not, Hester, the worst sinners in the world. There is one worse than even the polluted priest! That old man's revenge has been blacker than my sin. He has violated, in cold blood, the sanctity of a human heart." He is re...
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Cliff Notes essays / Desperation
Mary and Peter Jackson were driving down highway 50 in the middle of Nevada when Collie Entragian, the Desperation police officer, pulled them over for having a missing rear license plate. He told Peter that he could take the front license plate off and put it on the back and they should be ok. Peter went to the trunk of the car to get a tool kit under the spare tire. When he lifted up ...
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Cliff Notes essays / Dawn
Dawn by Elie Wiesel Chapter 1 Takes place in Palestine. The narrator knows that he has to kill a man tomorrow. He doesn’t know who it is but he knows what he has to do. The man that was going to die was an Englishman. The reason that he had to kill was because there is a war. Beggar. A man that taught the narrator the difference between night and day. Narrator met him while he w...
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Cliff Notes essays / Darkness Be My Friend
Title: Darkness Be My Friend Author: John Marsden Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Publishing Date: 1996 Setting: This book is set in fairly modern times about 1990. I know this because the teenagers speak the same way my friends and I do and dress just like people do now. I also know this because of the way they describe the country town they live in. It sounds just like the avera...
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Cliff Notes essays / Darkness
A sixteen-year-old girl Kelly Anderson and her family lived in Atlanta. Kelly was alone at home one day because her parents were invited to dinner at Bob Creighton’s house that owned Creighton Construction. Kelly’s father Ted was looking for a job in construction, but was turned down by Bob. While back at the house where Kelly was, she was in the bathroom, with the door op...
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This book starts out with a boy named Ethan dieing and everybody said it was appendicitis however later Jason and some others realized it wasn’t. Jason didn’t like his life because he thought it was too boring and he thought his parents were too nice because they never punished him too badly. Also at Ethan’s wedding, Jason wondered why Ethan’s parents didn’t cry but his dad sa...
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Cliff Notes essays / Dante On Islam
Divine Retribution ( in Italian contrapasso) is clearly shown in canto 28 by showing the punishment of the sowers of schism and scandal in the 9th bolgia of circle 8. To begin this canto, Dante talks of the many wars in Puglia (southeastern Italy) and across the peninsula which have been known as the bloodiest. He does this to show that this 9th bolgia is far bloodier than these, and be...
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Cliff Notes essays / "Chutzph" Dershowitz
In Alan Dershowitz's novel Chutzpah, he devotes an entire section to the issue of, and his personal feelings about James Pollard. He begins this section with a description of the way in which this man was caught selling classified government documents to the nation of Israel. Basically this man was a Jewish American spy for the Israeli government because of a duty he felt stem...
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Characters: Ralph The protagonist of Lord of the Flies. He is 12 years old, tall, blond, and attractive. Ralph is a natural leader and after discovering the conch shell, he is elected as leader of the boys. Throughout the novel Ralph tries to establish order and focus on rescue. He decides that a boy can only speak at the meetings if he is holding the conch shell. He wants to keep th...
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Cliff Notes essays / Chapter Nine Summary
In this section of the book, Paul finally understands what the war is about and why he is there. But he learned this grim reality after a traumatizing event. He begins to see the devastation and agony the war brings accompanied with its empty heart. After being reassigned to a flank that is brought in whenever the battle plans go wrong, Paul prepares for battle. But he is reassured ...
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This book brings to light, and places front and center, possibly the most significant event in American history. That is, the genocide and displacement of the native inhabitants of what was, or would become, the United States of America, thus enabling the formation of the worlds most powerful republic. It is difficult to imagine how most readers, particularly those who are American citi...
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Cliff Notes essays / Breakfast At Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote is about the thought that friendship can make a person take drastic measures in helping a friend. The setting is New York City. The point of view is first person limited. Seen through the eyes of the narrator, called “Fred” ( the main character ), who is a starting writer. I enjoyed the story because it was very interesting to learn an...
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Book Report-Part 1 I will tell you the name and the author of the book and who the main characters are in this paragraph. Robert James Waller wrote the book, The Bridge of Madison County. There are two main characters in the book. One of the main character’s names is Robert Kincaid and the other is Francesca Johnson. In this paragraph I will tell you about Robert Kincaid and a littl...
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Cliff Notes essays / Book- Lestat
Main Characters: Lestat de Lioncourt Nicholas de Lenfent Summary: This book is about the life of Lestat de Lioncourt, later known as the Vampire Lestat. Lestat is writing The Vampire Lestat to let the other vampires around the world know that he is still around. He has been underground for a couple hundred years, but decides to come to the surface when he hears wonderful music by rad...
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Cliff Notes essays / Blance Dubois
"Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" is to some extent living an unreal existence." Jonathan Briggs, book critic for the Clay County Freepress. In Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire" the readers are introduced to a character named Blanche DuBois. Blanche is Stella's younger sister who has come to visit Stella and her husband Stanley in New Orleans. After their...
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Cliff Notes essays / Becoming A Man
A Day No Pigs Would Die is a story that Robert Peck wrote to show the reader his adolescent life, fate, and the journey from boyhood to manhood. Peck leads the reader through the intricate web of his youth, almost as though he were a stitching needle. The author makes sure not to miss a single stomach pumping detail, leaving the reader, well, not quite wanting more. As a young Shaker b...
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Cliff Notes essays / Awakening Eyes
Awakening Eyes With few exceptions, our male dominated society has traditionally feared, repressed, and stymied the growth of women. As exemplified in history, man has always enjoyed a superior position. According to Genesis in the Old Testament, the fact that man was created first has led to the perception that man should rule. However, since woman was created from man’s rib, there ...
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Cliff Notes essays / April Morning
April Morning by Andrew Machtolff April Morning was an interesting book concerning a young man, Adam Cooper, and the trials and tribulations of his taking part in the Battle of Lexington. The story takes place mostly in Adam’s home town of Lexington, Massachusetts, but also partially on the surrounding roads and countryside. The novel opens with a glimpse into the daily life ...
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Cliff Notes essays / Antigone
ANTIGONE In the story of Antigone, two very headstrong people's beliefs are matched up against each other. Creon, the king, made it law that no traitor to the Kingdom shall have a proper burial, instead they will be left laying on the ground to rot and to be eaten by the animals. This was the case of Antigone's brother, Polyneices. Antigone's love for her brother was so great that sh...
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Cliff Notes essays / Anthem
A young man lives in a place where the word "I" does not have meaning. It is a society where there are no individuals. It is, however, a place where you strive to serve your brothers. Equality 7-2521 was taught from birth that the individual is not important. He is in a crazed society where the only form of government is collectivism. Equality, at age 21, has absolutely no f...
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Cliff Notes essays / Anne Frank
The Franks were your general German family and Anne was your general German girl. This family of four lived in Germany, Mr. Frank was an average business man, Mrs. Frank was an average mother and Margot and Anne were average students. The one thing that made them different in the eyes of Hitler, was the fact that they were Jewish. Once Hitler rose to power, the Franks fled to Ho...
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Cliff Notes essays / Anna Karanina
L.E.A.P. Journal for Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy A. Section covered: Part 1 and 2 (pages 17-245) B. Summary: This story first starts out with chaos in the Oblonsky’s household. Prince Stephen Oblonsky's wife Dolly found out that he was having an affair with their children’s French governess and threatened to move out of the house and take the kids with her. Stephen Oblons...
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Cliff Notes essays / 12 Angry Men
Twelve Angry Men Sometimes in life your professions reflect on your personalities. Twelve Angry Men is an example of where this occurs. Twelve men are brought together in a room to decide whether a boy is guilty of killing his father. Whether they brought good or bad qualities from their profession, they all affected the outcome. The leadership skills of Courtney Vance, the compassion ...
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Cliff Notes essays / And Now Miguel
People around the world have had responsibility throughout theirs lives. With being responsible anyone can achieve anything that they want. America is a great country with people that taken responsibility in their whole lives. That’s why America is so strong and containing with great people who built America from pieces to pieces. Mostly for the families that living, farmers for examp...
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# Goldstein ## Sara Goldstein Ernst Narrative Fiction 22 October 2000 An Analytical View of Araby Viewpoints from which stories are written are used to enhance the overall point a story is making. James Joyce’s Araby is no exception. Narrated by a young boy of about twelve or thirteen, it depicts his personal coming of age. The usage of a first person narration allows the read...
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Cliff Notes essays / Analysis Of Ethan Frome
Period #3 June 1st, 2000 Analysis of Ethan Frome Ethan Frome is a story of ill-fated love, set during the winter in the rural New England town of Starkfield. Ethan is a farmer who is married to a sickly woman named Zeena. The two live in trapped, unspoken resentment on Ethan's isolated and failing farm. Ethan has been caring for his wife for six years now. Due to Zeena's numerous ail...
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In the novel, Silko explores the gender roles of four women and the significance to the development and actualization of Tayo’s character. These four women are Tayo’s birth mother, Auntie, old Grandma, and Ts’eh (a Montano). Because Tayo is of mixed ancestry, half white and half Native American, Tayo discovers he has a “natural” cultural flaw imposed upon him at birth, which w...
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Cliff Notes essays / Animorphs
One of my favorite books is Animorphs#7 The Stranger. It's about five kids who have the power to morph. In other words they can change into any animal they touch. By touch I mean they absorb a strand of the animal's DNA. Then, from the DNA, they are able to create an exact copy of the animal and take on the copy. They can change into any animal they touch. There is a series of these ...
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Cliff Notes essays / The Trial
THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka read by Geoffrey Howard This disturbing and vastly influential novel has been interpreted on many levels of structure and symbol; but most commentators agree that the book explores the themes of guilt, anxiety, and moral impotency in the face of some ambiguous force. Joseph K. is an employee in a bank, a man without particular qualities or abilities. He coul...
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Cliff Notes essays / Of Mice And Men
Of Mice and Men Essay written by Joe "A guy goes nuts if he aint got nobody. Don't matter no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick." A major theme in Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men is loneliness. The characters Crooks, Candy and Curley's wife each suffer from this although the severity of their seclusion varied. The ol...
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Cliff Notes essays / A Rose For Emily
The Symbolism and Characterization in "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner In the short story "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, the macabre ending is foreshadowed by the story's opening with Miss Emily Grierson's death and funeral. The bizarre outcome is further emphasized throughout by the symbolism of the decaying house, which parallels Miss Emily's physical deteriorati...
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Cliff Notes essays / Book Review
The book begins with Biblo Baggins enjoying a pipe after breakfast. This is one of his favorite pleasures and he feels quite content in doing so. He is middle-aged, and resides in a burrow in the ground. One morning Gandalf, a wizard stops by to talk with Biblo. He tells Biblo that he is looking for someone to go on an adventure with him. Although Biblo is tempted he declines, b...
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Cliff Notes essays / Heritage
Heritage is an important factor to every developing family. Heritage helps to develop a persons values showing what they believe in. Particularly about the values of their family. In the story Everyday Use, by Alice Walker, value of heritage is a main topic. Throughout this story there are many different words used to describe what Wangero (Dee), Maggie, and their mother value...
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Cliff Notes essays / History
The Internal Journey of Gilgamesh In ancient Mesopotamia there was a human of great powers. His name was Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh is an ancient tale passed down orally from generation to generation in mesopotamia. David Ferry writes this version. The author reconstructs the epic tale on the ancient Mesopotamian ways of friendship, gods and goddesses, and immortality. The tales follow...
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Antigone: The True Tragic Hero in Sophocles' Antigone In Sophocles' Antigone, the question of who the tragic hero really is, has been a subject of debate for a great number years. Creon does possess some of the qualities that constitute a tragic hero but unfortunately does not completely fit into the role. Antigone, however, possesses all the aspects of a tragic hero. These are, hav...
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Cliff Notes essays / Women
“Hindu goddesses are traditionally conceived to be strong figures,even indomitable ones. By comparing his female characters to these goddesses, Rushdie attributes them with a force of character.He perceives India as a matriarchy, where maternal power, energy, and love is the means to social cohesion.” (Jennifer Takhar) Durga, the washerwoman who had nursed Saleem’s son in his s...
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Cliff Notes essays / Student
Societies Influence Upon Humanity Rejection is the key to self-destruction. Rejection of an individual could possibly cause the mental deterioration (nervous breakdown) of that individual due to the repudiation of society. Ostracization is not always induced by the physical appearance of a person but is sometimes caused by a character flaw. In both J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the ...
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Cliff Notes essays / Student
SD 1 The Storm Since the beginning of time, men and women have felt passion for each other. As time has past, many authors have written about the overwhelming feelings that can occur between humans and the power of lust. It is the search for pleasure, for feeling alive, and for feeling like a passionate human being. Kate Chopin describes these emotions in "The Storm" a story that can ...
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Cliff Notes essays / Precocious Pearl
Children are, by nature, incredibly sensitive creatures. They can sense almost any emotion an adult might feel just by observing a particular person’s body language and facial expressions. Such is the case with the youthful Pearl from the novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. As the daughter of the adulteress Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, the townspeople view ...
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Cliff Notes essays / John Grisham - Rainmaker
The Rainmaker The world is full of great novels. From Sherlock Holmes to the three musketeers. As the years progress more novels are written and more money is made. John Grisham is a rising star in literature. His books have enticed readers and has given the people something good to read. What makes his books great is that they are so realistic. He applies his personal law and tr...
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Cliff Notes essays / Dubliners
Dubliners Dubliners is considered a champion among books written in the English language. James Joyce’s characterization of not only the people in the stories, but of Dublin itself, demonstrates his great ability as an author. Dubliners is not a book with a normal story line, a plot, and a definite climax and resolution. Instead, it is more of a setting, an atmosphere, an "epiphany"...
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Uniting a country is a difficult task. This is clearly displayed in Morgan Llywelyn’s novel, Brian Boru- Emperor of the Irish. This novel is the journey of a young boy to manhood; however, it is solidified by his constant battle to unite all of the people of Ireland under one king. It begins when Brian is a boy known as Brian mac Kennedy. His father is the leader of the Dalcas...
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Cliff Notes essays / The Caged Bird Controversy
The Caged Bird Controversy The novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the life story of Maya Angelou as she struggles through life in the South. Published in 1969, the novel has received critical acclaim since 1970 and spent three years as a number one best seller on the New York Times Best Seller List. (Caged Bird Essay) Although this book has a best seller, it was the ninth most fr...
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Cliff Notes essays / Augustine - Saint Or Sinner?
Sin, a monster, in and of its self, or is the monster the one who causes the sinner to commit the sin? One may contend that, in Confessions, the monster is neither of these but the sinner, himself. It is neither the sin nor the influence that is the monster but St. Augustine, himself, that is the monster. In order to establish who or what is the monster in Confessions, one must first establ...
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Cliff Notes essays / Medea Guilty As Charged
Medea: Guilty as Charged Men of Corinth, I am here today to confirm who is solely responsible for the death of four innocent victims. Medea. She mischievously murdered the king and his daughter, then proceeded to brutally violate the little bodies of her own children. Some of you may argue that outside factors coerced her to act irrationally. She wants you to believe that pain and sufferin...
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Cliff Notes essays / Black Pawn: White Pawn
Have you ever played a chess game? It's a game of strategy and quick thinking to move the royalty skillfully, always concentrating on defeating the opposing side. Eiter side can forfeit the life of their king and queen with one costly move. The pawns are the insignificant pieces used to save the most important pieces. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the chess game portrays the tragic S...
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Cliff Notes essays / Young Goodman Brown
The short story “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story of a man, Goodman Brown, who comes to find out that the people he surrounds himself with are not perfect. During a journey testing his faith, a traveler, the devil, is able to use Brown’s naivete against him. After the devil has his way with Goodman Brown’s mind, Brown is never again able to trust even his ...
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Cliff Notes essays / Odyssey
In the epic novel of The Odyssey by Homer, the protagonist, Odysseus, display s the best example of a folktale hero. He isn t the son of any God or any supernatural being, and also he does not posses any immortal qualities. A call to an adventurous journey is what later on turns him into a hero. He goes through a 20 year journey fighting against monsters and gods trying to return to his home. ...
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Cliff Notes essays / Betrayal
BETRAYAL The American university in Cairo Performing and Visual Arts opened its 1998 Spring Season on February 13th in Wallace Theater on campus with Harold Pinter's play, Betrayal. This play was directed by Eric Grischkat, and the costume design was made by Timaree Mc Cormick. AUC students have strongly participated in the designing, lighting, setting, directing, and in acting. These ...
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Cliff Notes essays / The Left Hand Of Darkness
The Left Hand of Normality In Ursula Le Guin s novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, Genly Ai, an agent from the Eukemen, is sent to the planet Winter, one of the non-federated planets in the universe. His mission is to see if he can persuade the people from Winter to join the federation. However, Genly soon finds out that the rulers of Winter did not like the idea of being part of a federation, b...
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Cliff Notes essays / Paul's Case
Paul s Case The most difficult part of a person s life is often their teenage years. This is a time when people experience many changes in their emotions and thoughts. This is illustrated in Willa Cather s short story Paul s Case. Paul was drawn to stealing money and skipping town (and ultimately his suicide) because of his religion, Calvinism, the boredom of his lower middle-class town a...
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Cliff Notes essays / Overhead Look At Sands
A Report on Sense and Sensibility Summary: Sense and Sensibility is a story about the Dashwood family, who loses everything when Mr. Dashwood falls suddenly ill and dies unexpectedly. Mr. Dashwood is forced, by law, to leave his fortune and vast estate to his son, Mr. John Dashwood, from his first marriage. These circumstances leave Mr. Dashwood's current wife, and three daughters (Elinor, ...
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“The Harness” By Ernest Buckler “The Harness”, written by Ernest Buckler is a short story written by a Canadian author. It is a story about a boy and his father. The young boy and his father don’t have a regular father-son relationship. At the beginning of the story their relationship is more like they are pals and the father treats his son as an adult. After a series of eve...
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Shakespeare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing” takes place in Messina, a city-state of Renaissance Italy. The Renaissance was a period in European history believed to have been between AD 1300 and AD 1600 with a feudal society of agricultural economy and church dominated culture. It was during the Renaissance that Europe was transformed into a society dominated by central p...
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Cliff Notes essays / Style Critique On The Hot Zone
"Style Critique on The Hot Zone" "Lassa is a Level 4 virus from West Africa, and it was one of Peter Jahrling's favorite life forms-he thought it was fascinating and beautiful, in certain ways. He had held in his gloved hands virtually every hot agent known, except for Ebola and Marburg. When people asked him why he didn't work with them, he replied, "I don't particularly feel like d...
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Faustus: the Punishment of Loss For a play that has retained much of its scholarly value over the four hundred and ten years, there is surprisingly little known about Christopher Marlowe’s masterpiece, The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus. The date of its first performance is unknown, and is highly obscured by the added facts that there are two texts of Doctor F...
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Cliff Notes essays / George Orwell S 1984
In George Orwell s 1984, the story takes place in London, Airstrip One, formally called England, before it joined with North America, South America and some small European countries to form Oceania. The political system is known as Ingsoc, this consists of Big Brother, the Inner Party, the Outer Party, and the working class. The basic plot in 1984 is a simple one; it follows a man through his st...
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Cliff Notes essays / Herman Hesse’S Siddhartha
Siddhartha In Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha, Unity is a reflecting theme of this novel and in life. Unity is first introduced by means of the river and by the mystical word “Om.” Siddhartha’s quest for knowledge began when he left his father and sought the teachings of the Samanas. By becoming a Samana Siddhartha had to give up all of his possessions and learn to surv...
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Trail of Tears the Rise and fall of the Cherokee Nation Author: John Enle Publisher and Copyright: Banton Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. Sept. 1988 Pages: 634 Author John Enle, who was a sixth generation North Carolinian, grew up in Penland, North Carolina on a land once used as hunting grounds by the Cherokee. He is the author of 14 highly acclaimed works such as The Winter Peo...
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Cliff Notes essays / The City Of The Sun
In Tommaso Campanella’s document, The City of the Sun, a new social order is introduced amongst the Solarians. Campanella presents his readers with a utopian society that is ordered by rationality and reason. This ideal visionary is a redeemed world, free from injustice and competition in the market structure. Campanella, however, grew up in a society that was exploited and based on...
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Cliff Notes essays / Dr. Faustus
THE REAL DR. FAUSTUS Tales of Faustian-like episodes are not limited to the past couple of centuries. Accounts of men signing deals with the devil have been recounted since before the Reformation. Most of the time, the party accused of associating with the devil was forgiven by God and not sentenced to fulfill his contract. It was believed by some, that to conjure up a demon that could...
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Cliff Notes essays / Caliban
Caliban, the "salvage and deformed slave." They represent two different extremes on the social spectrum: that of the natural ruler, and the naturally ruled. Caliban responds almost wholly to passions, feelings of pleasure -- his senses, while Prospero is ruled more by his intellect and self-discipline -- his mind. Caliban was born of a witch; Prospero is a magician. However, the types...
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Cliff Notes essays / Amerindians
In this study, I shall follow the protagonists on their journey from innocent people to people filled with hatred. I shall be primarily concerned with the responses, challenges, opportunities and attitudes of the Amerindians, putting special notice on how they were annihilated by the Spanish. The sources we will use we be short accounts by Bartolome de Las Casas and Bartolome Arazans de Orsua. T...
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Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid" is a farcical play about a hypochondriac who is so obsessed with his health and money that he ends up neglecting his family. The story involves several different themes and plots within one family. A new interpretation of this 17th century play is now being performed at the Arts Club Theater; it incorporates some new changes and modernizations in addition t...
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Conflict in Stories Complications usually arise after a writer introduces the main point in a story. These complications are usually the result of conflicts. There are three kinds of conflict within a story (Trimmer and Jennings 4). The first kind of conflict is conflict among the characters. The second kind of conflict is conflict between a character and his or her environment. The third...
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The Struggle of Olaudah Equiano In the book The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Olaudah Equiano the main character, was a victim to slavery and the world around him. Equiano was an Ibo from Nigeria, the youngest son in the family and his mother's favorite. He was trained at a young age in the arts of agriculture and war. His mother showered him with emblems, as if ...
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Cliff Notes essays / Miyamoto Musashi
Miyamoto Musashi I. Introduction During the ancient period of Japan there existed a time of war and power struggles. There were many people who followed the Bushido code or way of the warrior. These people were called samurai. Of the countless men who devoted their lives to the Bushido code there were none greater than Miyamoto Musashi. Musashi was one of if not the most famous samurai to ...
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Cliff Notes essays / Paul's Case
Maternal Stability In Willa Cather’s story, “Paul’s Case,” Paul suffered setbacks and dilemmas because he never knew his mother as she died around the time of his birth. Therefore he is lacking the maternal guidance of emotional stability that every child needs to grow mentally. Paul is withdrawn from society, and he resorts to the arts and music to feel comfortable and free fr...
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Cliff Notes essays / Hemingways Greatest Hits
One of the best novels of Ernest Hemingway is A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway takes much of his life story line to his novel. A Farewell to Arms is the typical classic story that can refer to Romeo and his Juliet placed against the odds. In this novel, Romeo is Frederick Henry and Juliet is Catherine Barkley. Their love affair must survive the barrier of World War I. The background of war...
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Cliff Notes essays / Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales In The Miller s Tale, Geoffrey Chaucer creates the lives of many characters. Some characters are good, while others have hidden faces. Two characters, Alison and Nicholas are first viewed on their outward appearances. After a second look, their true sides are unveiled. Chaucer uses hidden imagery to reflect the true sides of Alison and Nicholas. When studying a painting, o...
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Cliff Notes essays / Murder In The Cathedral
The production of Murder in the Cathedral, which was a joint effort of the 2-SD students of the College of Arts & Sciences in cooperation with Kultura and Viare, came off with much success. Directed by Carlos Silvestre Carino, this Shakespearean-like play by T. S. Eliot flourished with a well-chosen cast and an ideal stage setting. Eliot centers the play around Archbishop Thomas Becket (alternat...
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Cliff Notes essays / Ariosto’S Orlando Furioso
Even in the classics, an author must have something outrageous to keep his reader’s attention. Ariosto, in his Orlando Furioso, does so with winged horses and curses placed upon high ranking officials. The main character in cantos 33-35 is Astolfo, and he starts his journey by riding upon a hippogryph. A hippogryph, in mythology, is a flying animal having the wings, claws, and head ...
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In Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, “The Friar’s Tale” supports the Friar’s persona outlined in the opening prologue. The tale told bye the Friar is one about extortion and hypocrisy, which is how Chaucer subtly describes the Friar. The tale told by the Friar is also a clever way of the Friar to express his dislike for his fellow pilgrim, the Summoner. The Friar, by ...
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Cliff Notes essays / Villanelle
The art of losing something isn t hard to master; So many thinks seem filled with the intent To be lost that their loss, is no disaster. Lose something everyday. Accept the fluster. Of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn t hard to master. Then practice losing farther, losing faster: Places, and names, and where it was you meant To travel. None of these will brin...
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Cliff Notes essays / Young Goodman Brown
 young goodman brown Young Goodman Brown ““Young Goodman Brown”” by Nathaniel Hawthorne contains much symbolism. The symbols take many forms from the setting to the characters. The symbols can be viewed as just part of the story line, but apon further thought they represent many different things. Faith, Brown’’s wife, is a symbol herself....
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Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot on Modernism On Ezra Pound’s quote on modernism, he claims that “the modern age wants a literature that reflects an image of itself: “accelerated” and mass produced (“a mould in plaster/Made with no loss of time) as well as superficial.” This means that today’s society wants a literature that resembles itself, fast paced and shallow. Society wa...
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Book Review---The Guide to Getting It On In the book The Guide to Getting It On, the author expresses the different aspects of sex in a fun and playful way. This book is a great source for anyone wanting to learn more about sex, relationships, or even the human body. Anyone who reads this book will benefit in one way or another. The content of the book contains every aspect of sex that anyon...
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Cliff Notes essays / Fahrenheit 451
In the futuristic novel Fahrenheit 451, the author, Ray Bradbury, expresses several problems that influence the story. Many of these problems have to do with the behavior of the people in the twenty- fourth century society. One major problem is that firemen have been given the job of burning books in order to stop the spreading of ideas, and to cause all of society to reform and therefore...
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Cliff Notes essays / Young Goodman Brown 7
Young Goodman Brown Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne contains much symbolism. The symbols take many forms from the setting to the characters. The symbols can be viewed as just part of the story line, but apon further thought they represent many different things. Faith, Brown s wife, is a symbol herself. When he says, My love and my Faith, he is using his wife as a symbol and is r...
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Cliff Notes essays / 1984 6
The book 1984 by George Orwell is merely a warning of what could happen to a society in the future after many years of decline. In the nineteen fifties it was thought of as a prophecy. Many people actually thought that George Orwell was a madman for predicting all of these events in this book to happen in the year 1984. The story takes place in Oceania that is as a big country where there are ...
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Cliff Notes essays / Lord Of The Flies 7
Essay on Lord of the Flies The novel, Lord of the Flies, was written by William Golding. William Golding was born on September 19, 1911. His literary ambitions began at the young age of seven. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University in 1935. His novels explore characters and situations. In Lord of the Flies, it is a time of war. A group of English schoolboys are on a plane...
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Cliff Notes essays / Jane Eyre/ Role Of Women
A traditional woman of Victorian Society was seen as a caring mother and a loving wife. She was born to give and to love. Often, the upper-class women were taught languages and the arts; this made them very well rounded and appealing to the gentlemen. In Jane Eyre, the women characters that are encountered have both traditional and non-traditional characteristics of the Victorian Society. E...
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Cliff Notes essays / Night Mare
Night Mare This book is called Night Mare. It is written by Piers Anthony. In this book, the nextwave of barbarian warriors invade a place called Xanth ravaging and destroying as they advanced. But a Mare named Imbrium has her own problems. She has started to mishandle her job of delivering bad dreams. Now the Night Stallion dismissed her, exiling her to the day world. Piers A...
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Cliff Notes essays / The American Dream
In 1852 when John Henry Newman wrote his essay, “The Idea of a University,” he wanted to convey that a University’s purpose was to be able to educate first-rate members of the social order. Newman’s theory, although over a hundred years old, still applies to today’s college students; many are seeking higher educations to not only lead to successful careers, b...
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Cliff Notes essays / After January
There are critical periods or turning points in everyone s life. Discuss the way Alex s Coloundra vacation affects his life. This is the topic question asked for this essay. This topic is a key theme of the novel After January because it is a time of change or a turning point in Alex s life and highlights the decisions we all have to make. Before the book has begun Alex has received his TER and...
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The Seeing Man Plato’s “The Republic: Book X” and Longinus’s “On The Sublime” both can be used to outline the end of Raymond Carver’s short story, “Cathedral”. The actions of both men, the blind man and Robert, could be better understood in reference to Plato’s idea of the real vs. the imitative and Longinus’s adaptation o...
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Cliff Notes essays / The Odyssey
All I Want is a Little Respect In the novel The Odyssey, the gods played a big role in the lives of the people on earth, or the mortals. Since the gods ruled over each of their specific lands, the mortals were to respect the gods fully, or suffer the consequences of their disrespect. Their decision on whether to abide by the gods or not significantly either helped or hurt them, dep...
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Cliff Notes essays / The Honary Patron
GRADE 12-CANADIAN LITERATURE BOOK REPORT 1997-98 The book chosen to be read for this assignment is called, "The Honorary Patron". The author of this book is Jack Hodgins and it consists of three hundred and thirty three pages. The initial setting is in Zurich, with a stopover in Toronto. The main narrative takes place in an unnamed small town in British Colombia near Victoria which is tr...
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Cliff Notes essays / Breakfast Of Champions
Book Report on Breakfast of Champions By Marcel Burney When one hears the phrase “Breakfast of Champions,” he envisions a grinning picture of Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan slam dunking, or Dale Earnhardt in a racecar on a box of Wheaties, a popular breakfast cereal. A few avid Saturday Night Live fans might recall a skit performed by James Belushi. In the skit, Belushi’s...

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