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Plot-Construction of Pride and Prejudice

In contrast to the simplicity of her style, Jane Austen's plots are unexpectedly complex. She is not content to simply draw two or three characters in isolation. She prefers a family, with their many friends and acquaintances and she tries within her limited range to make things as difficult as possible. SETTINGS OF HER NOVELS Jane Austen's field of study is man. She is, therefore, more preoccupied with human nature than nature in the nineteenth century usage of the word. The background and the scenery of the provincial town is rich in its beauty and grandeur. But there is no attempt to look into the spirit of this country. Thus although, she has some sense of locality yet she does not paint...

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How Is the Theme of Isolation Shown In Jane Eyre

Isolation is when one is secluded form the rest of their community. Charlotte Bronte shows us two types of isolation. There is Physical isolation where certain characters are part of their communities but they are considered to be non-existent. The second type of isolation is mental. Bronte shows us the mental turmoil that some characters suffer. Isolation is experienced early in the book. We see the young Jane, refraining form the activities the Reed children take part in. She prefers to sit alone, hiding in the small breakfast-room, whilst the Reeds a playing joyfully and enjoying their childhood. in preference of playing she reads books which have complex language. This act of reading emphasises her yearning for company. Jane also experiences isolation...

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Relationship between father and son in Things Fall Apart

The relationship between Unoka and Okonkwo, In "Things Fall Apart", many father and son relationships exist. The most notable one is the Okonkwo has with his father Unoku. Their relationship is a very strained in which Okonkwo grows up hating his father and consciously adopts opposite ideals. Unoku is often viewed as a poor, lazy man who never planned for the future. He is always in debt and as a result he left his son with nothing to live on when he dies. Two ways that shows Okonkwo's hate towards his father is the way he constantly beats his own son Nwoye. Another way is how Onkonkwo never wants to show any weakness and consciously adopts opposite ideals of his father. The...

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Death of a Salesman-Linda Monologue

This is a monologue for Linda, from the play 'Death of a Salesman.' (Linda enters the kitchen stage right; walking at a fast pace. She places a basket of washing near the fridge and then looks up hopelessly at the ceiling she then lifts her hands up as if questioning someone.) Linda: Why Willy, Why? Why did you have to go and do this to us all? How do you except me to cope will all the jobs you have left upon me now? Linda: How am I going to cope without you? You are very selfish Willy, very selfish for doing this to us all but...

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Lucinda Roy, in her poem Points of View refers to different points of view of a modernised world

Lucinda Roy, in her poem 'Points of View' refers to different points of view of a modernised world and a non modernised world about the same subject of water. These differences are highlighted by using a third person view point of women who travel long distances for water daily and having a contrasting first person point of view of the speaker who attains water with ease not knowing the importance of it. Roy uses the technique of points of view also to show her need to go back to the traditional way of life of the unmodernised world. In this poem the poet also makes an underlying reference to the supression of women. The tone of the poem changes as...

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Explore How Conflict Is Created In Othello And Bend It Like Beckham

Conflict is explored and created in many different ways throughout Shakespeare’s play Othello and Gurinder Chada’s film Bend it like Beckham. Both main characters Jess Bhamra and Othello experience internal and external conflict. They both have to make choices which affect themselves and people around them. Deception and cultural conflict play a major role during both texts. A range of both literary techniques such as irony used by Shakespeare and film techniques such as high and low angle shots during Bend it like Beckham help to create conflict. Whilst the inner conflict during Othello deals with Othello questioning whether to believe Iago about his faithful wife’s “infidelity”, during the movie Bend it like Beckham, Jess undergoes internal conflict about whether to...

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“Barbie Doll” And “La Migra”

The poem “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy explains about a young girl who killed herself by cutting her nose and her legs because she was tired of people criticizing her imperfect physical appearance. “La Migra” by Pat Mora explains about a Mexican woman playing “hide and run”. In “La Migra” one person was the border patrol, and the author a typical Mexican maid. The poems are very different in that they have two different topics and have two completely different tones. Putting aside the differences they have a trait in common; they are true life stories that happen to women on a daily basis. The poem “Barbie Doll” is very different from the poem “La Migra.” It is a very discouraging...

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Explain how the idea of the American Dream is explored in Of Mice and Men

In this esaay I am going to explore how the ideas of the American dream is explored in ‘Of Mice and Men’ The title, Of Mice and Men, came from the saying “The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray and leave us nothing but pain for what might have been”. This is such a well-chosen name for the novel because it explains the factors leading to the characters’ dreams. The novel was written during the Great Depression of 1930 in the USA. It tells the tragic story of George and Lennie, two displaced Anglo itinerant farm workers in California during the Great Depression (1929-1939). The story is set on a ranch, a few miles from Soledad...

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The Starry Messenger essay

When I reached the last page of the Starry Messenger and felt relieved, I came across a sentence that struck me. "It is known that the interposition of terrestrial vapors makes the sun and moon appear large while the fixed stars and planets are made to appear smaller." (Galileo 58) The reason it caught my attention is that while Galileo understood of the similarity between the natural machine and the artificial one, he also knew that there is in fact a difference in effect that the two can produce. And Shapin also acknowledges this notion by stating that "...

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The Myth of Yoknapatawpha

According to the critic MALCOLM COWLEY, writing in the Saturday Review in April 1946, “Faulkner performed a labour of imagination that has not been equalled in our time, and a double labour: first, to invent a Mississippi county that was like a mythical kingdom, but was complete and living in all its details; second, to make his story of Yoknapatawpha stand as a parable or legend of all the Deep South.” The Yoknapatawpha chronicles present a whole society and its history. Cumulatively they build up a mythology by which that society and its culture may be interpreted, a mythology covering the history of the county and of the chief families and the lives of individual heroes and heroines. There have been...

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