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Anne Frank lived with her family in a pleasant house. For Anne and her sister, Margot, their early childhood was a sucure place inhabited by loving parents, relatives and nurses. However, the Nazis had gained power in some parts of Germany. The Nazis wanted all Jews to be killed. Otto Frank, Anne's father, did not hestitate to wait for the Nazis to come into full power. In 1933, the Franks left Frankfort. Mrs. Frank and the two girls joined her mother i

Although many similarities exist between Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World and George Orwell's 1984, the works books though they deal with similar topics, are more dissimilar than alike. A Brave New World is a novel about the struggle of Bernard Marx, who rejects the tenants of his society when he discovers that he is not truly happy. 1984 is the story of Winston who finds forbidden love within the hypocrisy of his society. In both cases, the main character is in quiet rebellion against his gov

Analysis of 1984 In 1949, an Englishman named Eric Blair published the novel 1984. Under the pseudonym, George Orwell, this author became one of the most respected and notable political writers for his time. 1984 was Orwell's prophetic vision of the world to come. This creation of "Negative Utopia" was thoroughly convincing through Orwell's use of setting and characterization. The theme conveyed by Orwell is that no matter how strong an individual a communist society would destroy any ho

A Child Called 'It' A Child Called 'It' is the story of a young boy who, in order to survive, must triumph over the physical, emotional, and medical abuse created by his mother. The exploitation of alcohol plays an important role in the abuse by the mother and the neglect to see and the courage to intervene the problems by Dave's father. Dave considered the abuse he endured by his mother, 'games'. But he always tried to be one small step ahead of her. Like Death From Child Abuse . .

A Book Report of Robinson Crusoe By Daniel Defoe The Book Robinson Crusoe is an adventure story about a man named Robinson Crusoe who's bad luck puts him alone on a desolate island. He has to survive through very tough conditions and keep his sanity. Throughout the book Crusoe question's himself and his faith time and time again, "Why did god put me on this island all alone." His faith in god fluctuates all through the story. At one point he becomes ill and his faith in god becomes so great h

Marsha Norman's 'night, Mother illustrates a central point about the nature of what creates drama in a play: the anticipation of an outcome. In this case, that means that Mama, and the story's audience, learns early on of Jessie's plans. And because of learning Jessie's plans, both Mama and the story's audience are thrust deep into the heart of this story's question: Will Jessie really kill herself, or can Mama find a way to stop her? What's at stake in this story is also made very cle

Different Eyes, Different Minds "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" by Ernest Hemingway is a story which emphasizes on three age groups that each have a different view of life. By analyzing the three different points of view, we see Hemingway's perspective of an old man. The short story is about an old man that sits in a very clean bar every so often who drinks away at two o'clock in the morning and is the last one to leave. There are three waiters: one is a young man, one is an older gentleman,

A Clockwork Orange "Eat this sweetish segment or spit it out. You are free." -Anthony Burgess Anthony Burgess has been heralded as one of the greatest literary geniuses of the twentieth century. Although Burgess has over thirty works of published literature, his most famous is A Clockwork Orange. Burgess's novel is a futuristic look at a Totalitarian government. The main character, Alex, is an "ultra-violent" thief who has no problem using force against innocent citizens to get

A Clockwork Orange Authors who write of other times and places help us to better understand our own lives. Discuss A Clockwork Orange in terms of that statement. A "clockwork orange" can be described as something that has a convincing outer appearance yet in the inside is merely controlled by outer influences, such as a clock set in motion by its owner. In A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess takes us into the future where violent criminals are forced to be "good," and introduces us to

The new American edition of the novel A Clockwork Orange features a final chapter that was omitted from the original American edition against the author's preference. Anthony Burgess, the novel's author, provided for the new edition an introduction to explain not only the significance of the twenty-first chapter but also the purpose of the entire book, which was the fundamental importance of moral choice. Burgess states that the twenty-first chapter was intended to show the maturation or mor

Book Report: Rights and Responsibilities-Frankenstein February 15, 1998 When you think of science you think of hypotheses and conclusions, applications and benefits, which are all for the good of humankind of course. And with each new discovery, the human race takes one step further away from all other species and one step closer to perfection because that is the quest. Right? The point is to take every proven law and "unprove it" or "add on". Scientists invent and test for the sole purpose of e

"Inmates of 'Oz' are Evil" "Oz" is an eight episode miniseries drama which is shown on HBO Wednesday evenings at ten o'clock. It is necessary to note that since HBO is a cable television network, it is not subject to the same restrictions that are placed upon basic networks. Oz is the nickname for the Oswald Maximum Security Prison. The setting is Emerald City, or "Em City" as referred to by the inmates. The warden is Leo Glynn, and the "Em City" creator and administrator is Tim McManus.

Poe is unquestionably one of the great American writers of all time. He was far ahead of his time with his vision of a special area of human experience the "inner world" of dream, hallucination, and imagination. There is a distinct connection between Poe's nightmarish life and his works. His fictional works resemble a distressed individual who has a pattern of dreams night after night with the same repeating tone of terror. Critics interpret his works as being a search going deep into himsel

A Dolls House: Nora's rebellion against society The central theme of this play is Nora's rebellion against society and everything that was expected of her. Nora shows this by breaking away from all the standards and expectations her husband and society had set up for her. In her time women weren't supposed to be independent. They were to support their husbands, take care of the children, cook, clean, and make everything perfect around the house. Nora's first rebellion was when s

Enemy Dealing with enemies has been a problem ever since the beginning of time. In A Separate Peace by John Knowels, the value of dealing with your feelings and dealing with your enemies is shown by Gene Forester, a student in Devon during World War 2 dealing with few human enemies, but his emotions create a nemesis far greater than any human enemy. "I never killed anybody," Gene had commented later in his adulthood, "And I never developed an intense level of hatred for the enemy. Becaus

A Tale of Two Cities is a novel about a woman named Madame Defarge who wants revenge on the aristocrats. Madame Defarge wants revenge on the evermondes because the evermondes killed her sister and her family. Now she knits peoples names that she plans on getting revenge on. Madame Defarge is a commoner and she doesn't like the aristocrats. In seeking vengeance, Madame Defarge has acquired the very traits of those who wronged her. She sees no focused blame and is willing to e

A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities has long been one of Charles Dickens' most favored books. This book opens in the year 1775 by contrasting two cities: Paris, France and London, England. Throughout this story various characters are "recalled to life", meaning that they have had a new chance at life. Dr. Manette is clearly mad after being in prison for eighteen years. When Lucie, the Dr.'s daughter, and Mr. Lorry eventually nurse the doctor back to a healthy state and out of his

The plot of Shane is a simple one. The refined stranger who has happened upon the Starrett homestead, we discover, is a virtuous gunfighter who is attempting to begin a new life. When Joe Starrett, Bob's father, invites him to stay on as a hired hand, he agrees, having learned from Joe that the previous hand had been run off by Fletcher, the powerful and unscrupulous rancher vying for land with the homesteaders in the area. The trust Joe places in Shane helps to forge an uncommon bond of frien

THE QUALITIES OF CREON As readers, we have to make judgments and interpretations of different characters. In the book, Antigone, translated by David Greene, there is a character by the name of Creon. While reading Antigone, some important descriptions about Creon

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne is a novel that takes place in the late nineteenth century. The title summarizes the plot because one day Phileas Fogg is with some friends and he reads in a newspaper that it is possible to travel around the world in eighty days. But no one believes this to be true except Phileas. Then Phileas bets them that he could make the journey in eighty or under days, and then leaves along with his servant immediately. Throughout the journey Phileas and

"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 number of people attempt to influence

The Relationship of The Awakening and Creole Society In The Awakening, Kate Chopin brings out the essence of through the characters of her novel. In this novel Edna Pontellier faces many problems because she is an outcast from society. As a result of her isolation from society she has to learn to fit in and deal with her problems. This situation causes her to go through a series of awakenings that help her find herself, but this also causes problems with her husband because she loses respect f

The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath is an eye-opening novel which deals with the struggle for survival of a migrant family of farmers in the western United States. The book opens with a narrative chapter describing Oklahoma, and the overall setting. It sets the mood of an area which has been ravished by harsh weather. "The sun flared down on the growing corn day after day until a line of brown spread along the edge of each green bayonet. The surface of the earth crusted, a thin hard crus

Invisible Man Introduction Invisible Man, written in 1952 by Ralph Ellison, documents a young black man's struggle to find identity in an inequitable and manipulative society. During the course of this struggle, he learns many valuable lessons, both about society and himself, through his experiences. Short Plot/Character Analysis/Themes The story begins with the narrator recounting his memories of his grandfather. The most remarkable, and eventually the most haunting, of these is his memory of h

If one is to read Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, they will forever remember the remarkable tale of a woman who succeeds against all odds. It extraordinarily describes the life and times of early Puritan colonists in America and the sin of adultery. The question of morality and its positive and negative effects is at the very core of this story. Is one night of sin worth a lifetime of hardships? I. Summary Hester Prynne, a member of a once affluent and prosperous family,

Lord of the Flies was written by Wilson Golding and was first published in 1959. It is a novel about a group of kids who were traveling in a plane that crashed on a desert island. It is an adventure story. William Gerald Golding was born on September 19, 1911, in Cornwall, England. His father was a schoolmaster and his mother worked in the suffragette movement. Golding complied with his parents' wishes and studied science from his grammar school days through his second year at co

This book is about a farm girl's life in the 19th century that is centered around the borning room. The borning room is a room just for giving birth and dying. The room is rarely used, but when it is used the lives of the people inside suddenly change. The first event in the borning room is the birth of the little girl's baby brother. This was a strange event because an African American runaway who the girl was hiding without her parents knowing was the person who delivered the baby.

Seven years ago, my brother made a terrible mistake. He slept with a woman named Hester Prynne, and she became pregnant with a child. I am talking about the great Reverend Dimmesdale. The problem is that he has not taken responsibility for his actions for seven years. Hester Prynne was already married and her husband was away in England taking care of some business. By sleeping with her, he helped her commit adultery and sinned in front of God. I am the only other one who knows his s

Animal farm Napoleon The great rebellion on animal farm was a great event for all the animals. The pigs in particular were very supportive in these events as was seen in snowball during the battle of the cow-shed. Napoleon, because he was the bigger of the boars was seen as a figure of small authority on the farm and was usually seen to be caring and supportive towards the ideas of the rebellion. But as the saying goes "all power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely" Napoleon

The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne's background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the financial burden ("Biographical Note" VII). He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family (IX). Consequently, The Scarlet Lette

The Scarlet Letter The book The Scarlet Letter is all about symbolism. People and objects are symbolic of events and thoughts. Throughout the course of the book, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses Hester, Pearl, and Arthur Dimmesdale to signify Puritanic and Romantic philosophies. Hester Prynne, through the eyes of the Puritans, is an extreme sinner; she has gone against the Puritan ways, committing adultery. For this irrevocably harsh sin, she must wear a symbol of shame for the rest of her

A controversial novel since the time it was written, Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, has left readers perplexed for over one hundred years. One of the most arguable topics, is the true nature of the main characters. Another issue gripping readers is the fervent emotions that run through the members of both households. The theme of conflict between the stormy and calm sides of life is well supported by character development and style issues. Heights is about two households, the first b

Ahab's Struggle for Revenge Many writers over time have attempted to do the exact same thing. They have tried to create a story about one character's journey, an explanation of the events leading up to that journey, and the results of it. Throw in a little symbolism, and you have a format that has been used and reused over the years. This type of plot can be seen in such classics as The Catcher in the Rye, Huckleberry Finn, and The Odyssey. Besides these popular stories, there are inevitably fa

Truman Capote's short novel Breakfast at Tiffany's displays a romantic and charming, yet anguishing and heart wrenching drama. Capote paints characters that the reader can recall as if they are remembering a dream of someone they once knew. The beauty and witty naivete of Holly Golightly is balanced only by her extreme sadness. The novel showcases Capote's talent for writing comedy touched with remorse, and a story the is charismatic and filled with emotion. Published in 1958, Breakfast at Tiffa

In George Orwell's book Animal Farm, the thing that went wrong was that the animals gave up their freedom of choice and opinion to Napoleon. The reason he took control so quickly and easily is because the animals don't know how to be independent and after Jones was out of the picture. They looked for a new leader to guide then through the revolution and found the leaders in Napoleon and Snowball. The reason their society didn't work out is because the gave their freedom up to Napoleon and Sno

Rhetoric Professor Dryer 11-18-99 The Decadence of the 1920's as Portrayed by The Great Gatsby During the Roaring Twenties, a group of tradition-oriented writers emerged in the United States. Known as "The Lost Generation," these critics voiced their disgust for the lack of tradition and morals in their country through their writings. John Henkle explains, The "Lost Generation" refers to a group of expatriated American writers who resided primarily in Paris in the 1920's and 1930's.

Basic Similar and Unique Themes in 1984 and Brave New World The general idea that invariably presents itself upon reading synopses of George Orwell's 1984 and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is that the two works are seemingly identical. Indeed, both take place within a main infrastructure of a futuristic society under totalitarian ideals, and both embody the apprehension that many people harbor towards the situations that are to come. But, when given the proper time and consideration, each

The RMS Titanic; A Tragedy Based on Class. In April, 1912, the so called "unsinkable" Titanic set sail to New York. The great ship was as big as five city blocks, and weighed thousands and thousands of tons. Everyone who was everyone grabbed a room on the luxurious ship for the trip of a lifetime. On April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg an sank into the icy depths of the North Atlantic. People were shocked at the news of the "unsinkable" Titanic sinking and this disbelief was

Reading Rainbow Book Review Clan of the Cave Bear Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in the times of the cave man many millions of years ago? Find out in Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel. In this novel, we follow the life of Ayla, a "modern" homo sapien, among a clan of Neanderthals in ancient Europe. The book begins with an earthquake where Ayla loses her natural family. She runs in fear, through woods and past the mountains, where she lays down to die. She

When John Ernst Steinbeck was a young man emerging from college, farming was a major business in California. Many men traveled around the state, going from job to job, carrying with them only a small bundle of belongings. Working many long hours at low wages, these "bindle stiffs" as they were called, made just enough money to feed themselves, but never enough for them to start a family and settle down. This was Steinbeck's first experience with what he would see again many times in th

The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage, a novel by Stephen Crane, tells the story of a young Union soldier, Henry Fleming, faced with the choice of risking his life by fighting gallantly in war or risking his honor by running away. When he goes to battle, his feet make the choice for him, taking him away from combat. Eventually he joins the trail of injured soldiers marching toward the makeshift hospital. On this trail, he converses with the wounded soldiers, who help to ch

When novels are made into movies, they are often changed to accommodate the times or the director's wishes. Story lines, settings, and even mannerisms of the characters may be changed. The Scarlet Letter is no exception. In the 1995 version starring Demi Moore as Hester Prynne, the story line is changed in several parts to enhance the emotion and impact of the film. Most of the similarities between the book and the movie are found toward the middle of the movie and the majority of the

The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a two hundred and fifty-four page novel about Hester Prynne, Pearl, Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale, and their conflicts. The book opens with a discussion about the prison door and a lonely rosebush whose significance will be mentioned later. It goes on to tell of Hester's punishment for her sin; she must forever wear the letter 'A' on her breast. She must be marked as an adulteress for she and the Reverend had an affair. Heste

Spontaneously moving from country to country as well as neglecting their patriotic duties, Henry and Catherine are the poster children for instability. In the novel, A farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, the characters Henry and Catherine struggle with stability. They can't handle the trying times of life and use several different ways to temporarily relieve themselves from their problems. Henry and Catherine lacked self-control and had an inability to handle the realities and hardships of

The Pearl The novel that I chose is The Pearl. It is a greatly written book from John Steinbeck. I chose this book because it seemed interesting when the teacher talked about it. Another reason is that it looked small. But boy was I wrong!!! The words are small but when I read the book, it seemed pretty long! Even with it being unbelievably long for a book its size, I really liked it. Summary The story is about a poor family that lives in Mexico. They make a living from collecting pea

John walls EN111 College Writing Two honorable men: Giles Corey and John Proctor In the seventeenth century Salem Massachusetts rumors had spread that people were practicing witchcraft and fears and suspicion soon followed. Then, the witch-hunts and trials resulted from all this talk of witchcraft. During the Salem trials, it would be impossible to defend ones position if accused of being a witch or if one had to try and defend a witch. But, Giles Corey and John Proctor are able to def

Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Racist or Not? The book Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn is not a racist book. The main arguments against it are the characters' personalities and the dialect they used. This novel is criticized by Twain critics and on the top ten ban list for school reading material. If people just concentrated on the main plot of the story, instead of the fine details that makes the novel realistic, they would agree that the accusation of this novel being racist is rid

I. Background of Organization A. History of Organization Today's elderly nutrition programs in the United States trace their roots back to Great Britain during World War II. When German planes bombarded English soil, many people in Britain lost their homes and subsequently their ability to cook meals for themselves. The Women's Volunteer Service for Civil Defense responded to this emergency by preparing and delivering meals to their disadvantaged neighbors. The women also brought

Mark Twain Mark Twain was born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens to John Marshal Clemens and Jane Lampton Clemens. He was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida. But Samuel, however he did not live most of his childhood life in Florida, but he moved a lot. His family moved to Hannibal, MO when he was four years old .And that is where he went to school. But when he was twelve years old his father died and Sam felt like it was his fault so he had blamed himself. But it

Not Good, Not Bad, Just Fair There are no heroes and no villains. In Anton Chekhov's play "The Cherry Orchard," Chekhov does not favor or disfavor any character. He merely presents the characters fairly. His presentation of the characters may cause confusion if the reader tries to blame the outcome of the story on a character, but maybe there is no one at fault or the blame is to be shared. Lopakhin and Madame Ranevsky are clashing individuals, who are not to be judged as either good or