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Click Here For Research Papers Online! Reuven Malter's Development in The Chosen by Chaim Potok Malter's Development in The Chosen One of the most emotional scenes from Chaim Potok's The Chosen is when Reuven goes with Danny Saunders to talk to his father. Danny has a great mind and wants to use it to study psychology, not become a Hasidic tzaddik. The two go into Reb Saunders' study to explain to him what is going to happen, and before Danny can bring it up, his father does. Reb Saund

Click Here For Research Papers Online! German Literature The Problem of Language in "All Quiet on the Western Front" For it is no easy undertaking, I say, to describe the bottom of the Universe; nor is it for tongues that only babble child's play. (The Inferno, XXXII, 7-9.) Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel set in World War I, centers around the changes wrought by the war on one young German soldier. During his time in the war, Remarque's protagoni

Click Here For Research Papers Online! The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz--Words or Whip? The whip that a lion-tamer uses is the single most important tool that will assists him in successfully taming the lions. To demonstrate his point clearly to the beasts, he must thrash the lions with his blood-sucking whip whenever they perform an incorrect act. This is the only way that he can communicate with these low-intelligence animals, because lions cannot even understand the most indecent

Click Here For Research Papers Online! The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz--Insecurities of Duddy Question #3: Duddy hides his insecurities from himself and others. He is afraid to ask his father if his mother had liked him. What does this reveal about Duddy? Why do we often hide our fears? Two thousand years ago, Jesus had said,"Man does not live by bread alone." This is true, for other than physiological needs, man also has other basic necessities. As outlined in an article writte

Click Here For Research Papers Online! The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz--The Tragic Fall of Duddy A man must pursue his dreams. This is certainly true for everyone of the humankind, for if there were no dreams, there would be no reason to live. Duddy Kravitz understands this perfectly, that is why he is one of the most ambitious young men of his time. From the moment he hears his grandfather says, "A man without land is nobody," he is prepared to seek the land of his dream -- no matt

Click Here For Research Papers Online! "Touch Wood" by Renee Roth-Hano ?Touch Wood? is based on the author?s own life when she was growing as a Jewish girl during the German invasion of France. In 1940, Renee and her family were living in Alsace, France, where nothing ever changed. No one expected anything unusual to happen. Then one day, a war with Germany is announced on the radio. The Germans wanted to annex Alsace and forced the Jews to leave. France was split into two zones-

Click Here For Research Papers Online! The theme that the world has an outward appearance that seems fair and perfect but really they're as Holden put it "phonies." This is shown countless amount of times in his journey through New York and even before he left. The setting is in the 1950's; so I'm pretty sure that he didn't encounter any transvestites, lesbians, or anything that extreme of phoniest. Or on the other hand he could have liked them for being as Elmemson said a "none con

Click Here For Research Papers Online! This is an English book report on "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley Frankenstein The story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is about a man who created something that messes with nature, and nature came back to mess with him because nature is more powerful than man. Victor Frankenstein was very interested in natural philosophy and chemistry and basically tried to play G-d by creating life. When he found the secret of activating dead flesh, he created

Click Here For Research Papers Online! English The Jungle Sinclair's book ,The Jungle probably had to do the most with the fact that he himself was a Socialist. He was brought up in Baltimore, and his family was considerately poor. His father was not very successful at his job and for this reason it seems good to believe he became a Socialist because in communist countries it is said that all people are treated equal. An opposite of this book would be "‚Animal Farm",

Click Here For Research Papers Online! English East of Eden by John Steinbeck In the novel, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, Catherine Ames is one of the main characters. She is introduced to the reader as a monster and as time goes on, she possesses both monster like and animal qualities. As Catherine she gets older and wiser, she gets more evil and displays her monster and animal like characteristics. She knows she is powerful and indestructible. She has manipulated and tricked many

Click Here For Research Papers Online! MATERIAL SOCIETY, MATERIAL THOUGHTS Ever since Midas' lust for gold, it appears to be that man has acquired a greed and appetite for wealth. Juana, the Priest, and the doctor have all undergone a change due to money. They are all affected by their hunger for wealth and inturn are the base for their own destruction, and the destruction of society. Steinbeck's "The Pearl" is a study of man's self destruction through greed. Juana, the faithful w

Click Here For Research Papers Online! Subject: English Language: English Jonathan Swifts Gulliver's Travels Gulliver in Houynhnmland One of the most interesting questions about Gullivers Travels is whether the Houyhnhnms represent an ideal of rationality or whether on the other hand they are the butt of Swift's satire. In other words, in Book IV, is Swift poking fun at the talking horses or does he intend for us to take them seriously as the proper way to act? If we look closely at

Click Here For Research Papers Online! "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" EARLY INFLUENCES ON HUCKLEBERRY FINN Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about a young boy's coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800's. The main character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the novel floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave named Jim. Before he does so, however, Huck spends some time in the fictional town of St. Petersburg where a n

Click Here For Research Papers Online! Candide, by Voltaire Voltaire's Candide is a novel which contains conceptual ideas and at the same time is also exaggerated. Voltaire offers sad themes disguised by jokes and witticism, and the story itself presents a distinctive outlook on life. The crucial contrast in the story deals with irrational ideas as taught to Candide about being optimistic, versus reality as viewed by the rest of the world. The main theme which is presented throughout

Click Here For Research Papers Online! A Picture of Dorian Gray Basil's Changes As Related To Wilde's Opinion On Art Oscar Wilde, author of The Picture of Dorian Gray, makes Basil's life change drastically by having him paint a portrait of Dorian Gray and express too much of himself in it, which, in Wilde's mind, is a troublesome obstacle to circumvent. Wilde believes that the artist should not portray any of himself in his work, so when Basil does this, it is he who creates hi

THE CRUICIBLE The typical classical hero is high ranking, has admirable traits and dies as a result of some fatal flaw. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller presents John Proctor, as a character who is worthy of being praised as a hero. Though Proctor is not elevated in rank, he does meet the rest of the hero criteria, for he is a very respectable and admirable character whose flaw contributes to his downfall. John Proctor evolves as a hero through several stages. We see him throughout the play

VIRGIL'S INFLUENCE ON AND IN DANTE'S INFERNO Dante Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy in 1265. In his life, he created two major books of poetry: Vita Nuova and The Comedy. The Comedy, which was later renamed The Divine Comedy, is an epic poem broken down into three books in each of which Dante recounts his travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. The first installment of The Comedy, Dante's Inferno, is an especially magnificent narrative. He narrates his descent and observation

ROMEO AND JULIET ESSAY I think that the use of imagery helps me understand the play Romeo and Juliet better then anything. Imagery helps me understand because of the specific nature. This helps me get a picture of what Shakespeare is trying to say. I understand something better if I can "see" what's going on. This therefore enhances my understanding of the play. In the play (act one, scene one), Tybalt says "Peace-I hate the word, as I hate hell and all Montegues." The imagery Sh

I. Type of Book A. Fiction B.Call Number: Fiction W C. Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. D.Latest Copyright Date 1978 E. 310 pages II. Title and AuthorBirdy by William Wharton III. Setting and Time:This story takes place in the New England area in pre W.W.II times (they get drafted for W.W.II). IV. A.Main Characters and brief description: "Birdy"-This is his nick name and is what everyone refers to him as in the story. He loves birds. At first he wa

11/27/98 To Kill A Mockingbird By, Harper Lee "Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square."(Lee 9). This environment, as Scout Finch accurately describes, is not conducive to young children, loud noises, and games. But, the Finch children and Dill must occupy themselves in order to avoid boredom. Their surroundings are their boundaries, but in

11/27/98 To Kill A Mockingbird By, Harper Lee Symbolism "I'd rather you shoot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want , if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." This is what Atticus Finch tells his children after they are given air-rifles for Christmas. Uniquely, the title of the classic novel by Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, was taken from this passage. At first glance, one may wonder why Harper Lee

The best way for teenagers and parents to resolve their conflict. Last Friday night Mike wanted to borrow his parents car to go to a party at his friends house, he asked his mom and dad, but they told him no. He really wanted to go to the party but didn't have a way to get there. He offered to do work for them for use of the car, but they still said no. They had been through this before, so his mom didn't even bother to start to explain why not. His mom was a nurse at the hosp

Hesiod once said, "He for himself weaves woe who weaves for others woe" expressing the belief that those who bring sorrow to others are also bringing sorrow upon themselves. Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights seems to validate Hesiod's idea of the disastrous consequences of hate and revenge. Bronte suggests that revenge brings uhuappiness to all involved, including those who seek it. Certainly, the victims of a revengeful attack suffer from the pain and grief that their enemies have thrust upon th

A Eulogy to O-lan What is loyalty? Loyalty by definition means being constant and faithful in any relation or obligation implying trust of confidence. The type of people who are loyal are those showing selflessness towards others. Being loyal does not mean turning one's back on others when in trouble or need. The loyal and dedicated wife, O-lan, retained this selfless quality throughout her lifetime with Wang Lung. There were countless times with Wang Lung in which O-lan de

In the novel, Fools Crow, supernatural powers played a large role. Throughout the story, all the characters were affected by a supernatural element. These elements affected some characters more than others. The main character, Fools Crow, believed in supernatural powers and in his heritage more than any other member of his tribe did. His life was changed several times due to his belief in supernatural powers. In Fools Crow's first horse raid, then called White Man's Dog, he thought that

In the novel, Things Fall Apart, the families play different roles than those of today's families. The men, women, and children all had various chores and activities that people do not do today. The main character, Okonkwo, was the leading male of his household. This means he controls and tells everyone else in his immediate family what to do. Males were more dominant in their society. Even young males had more power than young females. Okonkwo felt such superiority over his wives and chi

Separate Peace What really happened in the tree? Gene and Finny were very good friends; however, whatever happened in the tree the day the Finny "fell" out, is the actual cause of Gene. In fact, Finny did not fall out of the tree, but Gene had actually pushed him out. Gene had very good reasons to push him out. He pushed him out of jealousy for two things. For athleticism, and for his popularity, and also for his ability to talk his way out of anything.. First, Finny was a very at

The book Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, has aroused great controversy about the actions its two main characters, Victor and his creature. Victor's alienation from society is what formed his creation. His creator left him to be rejected by the rest of society. Victor judged the creature for his immoral actions when the world had not taught any better. The creature's desire for revenge is roused by his rejection. The creature is not the monster, rather is the creator. Frankenstein's own al

The Similarities of "The Gettysburg Address" and "Speech in the Virginia Convention" In Abraham Lincoln's famous speech, "The Gettysburg Address", Lincoln uses emotional appeal, persuasive traits, and powerful diction to make one of the most well known and respected speeches of our time. Also the "Speech in the Virginia Convention" by Patrick Henry is similar to Lincoln's speech in all the same ways. Both of these speeches have similar characteristics, all of which contribute to their effecti

Lord of the Flies With evil lurking around every corner, it became harder and harder to find a good soul on the mysterious island. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies that one good soul was found in Piggy. He wasn't violent and he was one of the only boys who tried to keep all of the other children civil by mimicking adults. Although Piggy had physical limitations that some say "prevented" Piggy from joining the other boys in savagery; he never possessed and evil spirit like Jack, Roger,

A Different View of the Bomb The menace of nuclear war has loomed over generations of Americans. Many different people react in many different ways to the threat of nuclear war, but one of the most common reactions is a passive sort of fear. This is because if nuclear war should begin, we are helpless to stop it or intervene in any way. This is one reason why the literary reactions to nuclear war have generally been quite different from the literary works about conventional types of warfa

Page 1 - Characters The producers of the film The Pelican Brief managed to preserve all of the main characters and even most of the minor ones from the book. The heroine and hero of the book, Darby Shaw and Gray Grantham, were preserved in almost all aspects. The personalities of the major characters are similarly presented in the book and film. As in the book, Grantham is solemn, polite, and inquisitive while Darby becomes very cautious and fiercely protective of her safety. For the majo

Summarized by maxims such as "Just Be Yourself", and "Practice What You Preach," honesty and straightforwardness towards others are given high standing among our societal values. These values are seen throughout The Scarlet Letter as Nathaniel Hawthorne considered the consequences of deceiving ourselves and others. To that end, when Hawthorne wrote, "No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may

Harrison Bergeron and There Will Come Soft Rains, by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and Ray Bradbury, respectively, are both renowned short stories written in the science fiction genre. Neither story fits it's genre's tendency towards fantasy reading at the expense of message. Indeed, because of their eerie predictions for the future, both cast a feeling of apprehensive foreboding over the reader. Even though the both stories have different messages, there are important similarities between how they are con

Book Review MacDonald Hall Goes to Hollywood MacDonald Hall Goes To Hollywood was published by Scolastic in 1991 and written by Gordan Korman.There are 217 pages in this book and it is a fictional novel. When a film crew shoots on location at McDonald Hall an all boys school. When best friends Bruno and Boots become friends with the star Jordie Jones who turns out to be alot like them.Bruno tryes to get into the movie and all the parts hes in the director cuts out.When Bruno and Boots w

The theme of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is when you play God it will always come back to plague you. Frankenstein is a creature created from dead flesh sewn together like a jigsaw puzzle of human parts. Victor Frankenstein is the mastermind behind the creation and becomes haunted with the unthinkable of what nature can produce. Nature proved to be more powerful than man. Playing God left Victor Frankenstein with nothing to love and a freak of nature. Frankenstein's monster is a garbled ble

In "On the Uses of a Liberal Education: As Lite Enterainment for Bored College Students", Mark Edmundson argues that college students do not take humanity classes seriously. Rather, they see these classes as a form of entertainment, when they should see the classes as a challenge. Edmundson also suggests that students lack motivation and seem to "sleep walk" through classes. The two main reasons for this lack of respect for the humanities according to Edmundson, are the consumer culture in whi

The Turn of the Screw The novel, The Turn of the Screw, is written by Henry James. The characters in this novel are the governess, Miles, Flora, Mrs. Grose, Quint, and Miss Jessel. The apparitions in The Turn of the Screw are real. The first example takes place on the staircase. Quint, one of the ghosts, is sighted halfway up the stairs, the spot nearest the window. The governess is completely awake at this time. During the scene in the novel, she writes, "He knew me as well as I knew h

In the book, "Let the Circle Be Unbroken" Suzella plays the part of a major character. At some points in the story she is the antagonist because Cassie doesn't like her. She is sent to live with the Logans while her mother and father try to fix the marriage, which ends up not working out. The marriage doesn't work because her mother is white and father is black. While there she makes life for the Logans a little more complicated because she tries to pass as white. Suzella is the great niece to M

On the surface In Another Country and Babylon Revisited seem to be very different stories, however under closer inspection they have deep-rooted similarities. Differences occur in the social class of the characters and style used by the authors, including point of view. In spite of the differences several recurring themes resound throughout these stories. In Another country and Babylon Revisited are both great stories. The differences are as obvious as the night and day. There are stark c

In Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" there is an idealistic hero, Atticus Finch, who because of the ways he raised his children and the non-racial views he had in the prejudice town of Maycomb. Atticus believed all men were created equal. The Finches had a nanny called "Calpurnia". She was African-American, but treated very nicely by the family. Atticus' sister, "Aunt Alexandra" asked Atticus why he employed a black nanny. Atticus wouldn't want his children raised by any other pers

The Turn Of The Screw Thesis Statement: While "The Turn of the Screw" initially appears to be a typical ghost story, progression of the novel exposes the narrator's ignorance and unfamiliarity of her position as the narrator moves towards a nervous breakdown. "The Turn of the Screw", by Henry James, first appears to the reader as a ghost story. It is the tale of how a young lady accepts a job as a governess, and how she is to be in charge of a house resided by two ch

Title: Of mice and men Author: John Stienbeck Category: Fiction Author John Stienbeck was born in Salinas, California in 1902. His first three books were financial failures and he worked at various kinds of jobs to survive, including fruit picking. His first success was Tortilla Flat in 1935 which was followed by a number of shorter works, leading up to his great masterpiece The Grapes of Wrath which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1940. In 1962, Stienbeck became the sixth American to win the

There are many ways to tell a story and Mikhail Lermontov was able to employ the use of narrative voice and it's many uses in A Hero of Our Time. With his uses he is able to paint a picture of the book's anti-hero, Pechorin and enlighten the reader on the character of a disturbed man. This man is scarred in some ways from life and does not know how to deal with the scars life has dealt him. This inability is first shown in the narration of Maxim Maximych. Maxim recounts his story of meeti

In Raymond Carver?s ?What We Talk About When Love?, the scarcely veiled animosity between Mel McGinnis and his wife, Terri, gives tension to this story of three married couples. Through Mel?s thoughts, Carver is exploring the nature of love after marriage. Mel insists on asking the impossible questions; What is the nature of love? What is the meaning of sharing? Why do we love? Between the two extremes of perfect love, Mel and Terri are passed the bliss of their first attraction and no

Interpreting Lord Of The Flies Lord Of The Flies is a book in which many spectacular and interesting events happen, like when Jack's group is trying to kill Ralph and the whole island sets on fire. Every event requires a particular interpretation so that it be understood. These are three distinctive diagnosis to the book. Sir William Golding's Lord Of The Flies can be interpreted in many ways such as: socially, psychologically and religiously. "Social" means, having to do with peopl

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS The novel The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris is said to fall under the genre of psychological horror. The stories that fall under the genre of horror include a few essential elements: a villain or one seen as evil to create an initial story line. The foil is the next element; a foil is a person who tries to stop the villain from going through with the evil plan or plot. These two elements naturally lead to conflict between the two persons or groups and then

Jan. 29 1999 Pettit 3rd period The two stories I am comparing and contrasting are, "The Thrill of the Grass" and "The Balek Scales." The reason I chose these two stories is because out of all the stories that we have read this year these two were my favorites. In this paper I am going to be contrasting more than comparing because these stories have little in common. I am going to start off with the plot of these two stories. The plot of "The Thrill of The Grass," is an interesting

Personal resourcefulness throughout the journey of life and all of its trials is essential to achieve one's goals or to be successful. Being resourceful simply means that a person can use personal judgement and intuition along with any available resources to achieve a goal or goals that would otherwise have proved more difficult or impossible. The root of the word resourceful is "resource" which is simply something someone has available to them (literal meaning: stock or supply) , it can be sai

To Kill a Mockingbird is a wonderfully written book by Harper Lee. It takes place in the 1930's which was a time that was known for its racism. The following essay will explain how racism effected certain characters in the book. Racism was a big issue in this book. One of the people who was most affected by it was Atticus Finch. It was him who had to defend a black man in a town where whites had certainly put the black population in their places. He was ridiculed throughout the book for d