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The Importance of a Father-Son Relationship: An Analysis of the Main Theme in Tobias Wolff's Short Stories Powder and The Liar
No love is greater than that of a father and his son. In Tobias Wolff’s “Powder” and “The Liar”, one of the common themes throughout the story is the strong, irrefutable relationship between father and son. In “Powder” the boy is very different from his father however he still looks up to him and respects his way of living...
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The Theme of Gender in the Grand Pas de Quarte
When watching the Grand Pas de Quarte from the ballet Les Sylphides, I see gender as being represented as something beautiful, has poise, and stamina. The way the women are moving in the clip show how elegant and graceful they are. It defines how a woman should act and by the way they move, and how they carry themselves. Th...
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Analysis of The Great Gatsby
In the novel The Great Gatsby, author F Scott Fitzgerald criticizes American society through the eyes of his narrator Nick Caraway, as he watches the downfall and pathetic lives of what most believe to be achievers of the American Dream. Nick changes profoundly over the course of the novel and his transformation is just as...
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An Analysis of Two Films: Dead Man Walking and The Thin Blue Line
The thin blue line is a documentary dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas, Texas. 'The Thin Blue Line' is a phrase that refers to the idea that police officers, in there blue uniforms, are the only barrier between brutal anarchy and civilized society. Briefly, a drif...
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The Test of Faith
In the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain was being challenge by the Green Knight and has to face him again in 12 months at the Green Chapel. He didn’t know what to expect, he put his whole trust on God and the Virgin Mary for his journey. Since he is known to be a generous knight and one of the best kni...
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An Analysis of the Characters in To Kill a Mockingbird
Have you ever met one of those harmless, innocent people that would never do any real damage to society? In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee there were a few of these characters. Considering the time period, lack of evidence and only one public white supporter for Tom Robinson, his trial is a one sided trial in...
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Identity in A Complicated Kindness and Mister Pip
Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews and Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones reveal that when faced with inconceivable challenges, our genuine identity is revealed. These novels illustrate that identity comes from an amalgamation of factors; namely being culture, time, and place. When examined, culture in its broadest sense is cultiv...
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An Analysis of Peter Singer's Article The Singer Solution to World Poverty
Between the middle and upper classes there is a side of society that often goes unseen, a side ridden with poverty and misfortune. In “The Singer Solution to World Poverty”, Peter Singer tells Americans that sacrificing their luxuries, which are comparatively not as important they can prevent many people from dying. He pre...
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The Universal Theme of People Having Absolute Control Over Their Lives in Literature
Imagine how The Great Gatsby would have ended in delight if Gatsby and Daisy ended up living together in happiness forever —if only Daisy made a decision between choosing who to spend the rest of her life with, either Tom or Gatsby. Imagine Peyton Farquhar (“An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge”) if he wouldn’t have been hange...
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An Analysis of Three Distinct Periods Portrayed in the Book Holes by Louis Sachar
In the book Holes by Louis Sachar, there are three distinct periods of time: 1800s, Stanley’s great grandfather’s era and present day. During these periods of time many things change throughout the decades, Including major and minor things. There are also a vast variety of things that stay the same throughout the book. Thi...
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The Theme of Revenge in Romeo and Juliet
Revenge is a powerful feeling, for it is able to make one completely enraged and focused on acquiring justice. It can sometimes make one feel justified in committing a crime, as happened with Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. In Act 3 Scene 1 Tybalt and Mercutio fight because Romeo went to the Capulet’s party uninvited. This enra...
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An Analysis of the Main Character in Lives of Girls and Women
Every person has exclusive things they do that help create who he or she is. Without these things, people would not know the reason of their existence. Throughout the Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro, the main character, Del Jordan, grows from a young curious child into a mature woman. The maturation process is a pai...
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An Analysis of Celebrations in The better than Best Purim and The Matzah That Papa Brought Home
Abstract This formal research essay is based on the two books, The better than Best Purim (2012) and The Matzah that papa brought home (1995) which deal with the subject of celebrations. These two books are suitable for the Kindergarten age group. Both books are analyzed, compared and constructed in terms of their morals,...
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Skewed Data or Not? An Analysis of the Article Teen Car Accidents Linked to Early Start Time
Writers of popular science articles need to carefully convey news to their specific audience in a way where people with average knowledge of a subject can comprehend complex information found in scientific studies. This can cause the data found to be skewed or distorted due to constraints on scientific language that can be...
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An Analysis of Immanuel Kant and Mill's Theories
In Immanuel Kant ‘s view, main idea that gives an action moral worth is not the outcome that is achieved by the action, but the motive that behind the action, thus he points out the importance of duty. He tried to use his theory of deontological to discover the rational principle, which means categorical imperative groundin...
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A Character Analysis of Jordan Baker From the Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald depicts the society of the roaring twenties. These years, following World War I, were characterized by a remarkable change in social roles. This aspect is mostly portrayed in the story by a woman, Jordan Baker, is a secondary character. By looking closely at her appearances in the st...
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Why Is Loving Yourself Important? An Analysis of the Theme of Love in Various Novels
Capstone Essay Emotion is something that comes with life. It’s inevitable; emotion
will be waiting for you somewhere around the corner. Throughout the world
people are experiencing emotion, whether it’s anger, depression, happiness,
the list trails on. Love is on that list of inevitable emotions. With love
it can co...
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The Rich Brother: Lessons about Faith, Happiness, Inner Self, and Siblings
Tobias Wolff’s short story, “The Rich Brother”, talks about two brothers, Pete, the older, and Donald, the younger. The two brothers’ relationship is not good. They rarely see each other, and they almost have nothing in common; in fact, they are just the opposite of each other. Pete is rich, has a family, and owes a lot of...
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Benjamin’s Aura
In 1936, Walter Benjamin’s critical essay Art in the Age of Technological Reproducibility was a prescient analysis of what art would become in light of the technologically reproducible image and the change in tradition around image creation. With the invention of the camera, it was said that “painting is dead,” because the...
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The True Nature of Man as Portrayed in the Lord of Flies
In this world, everyone is run by power, and the people that make it.
Their social institutions and actions make up who they are, but so does
the image of man. There are five images of man. Man is a wolf to his
fellow man, meaning he is concerned primarily with his own interest and
security and will eliminate any threat to...
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A Case Analysis of Al Zawawi Company
Al Zawawi family is ranked as the most admired company in Oman in terms of different stakeholders and the chief players in Oman's business land. There are plenty of reasons that contributed and led the company to achieve profitability and growth. If the company wants to retain its viability and have competitive advantages,...
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Love in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
In real life or in a play, love is never easy. Some believe there is a higher power that has control over love. An example would be cupid who fires arrows tomake people fall in love with one another. Similarly, in Shakespeare’s play A Midsummers Night Dream Puck also has a love juice to make people fall in love with the fir...
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Analysis of Divergent
Being Divergent was not her choice, it was her fate. In the book Divergent by Veronica Roth, Beatrice “Tris” Prior has to go on an intriguing adventure to find herself. She is torn between finding herself through who she is, and who everyone else wants her to be. The book’s setting takes place in a dystopian version of pres...
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Morality in To Kill a Mockingbird
Public opinion is the basis of dysfunction in those bearing moral standards. These people lose morality when gossiping, prating, or ultimately contorting someone’s reputation. Communal speculation can create their own turmoil, making them less virtuous by damaging another’s clean slate through spreading falsities. By allowi...
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Role of the Economy
The economy plays a major factor in every America life. According to President Barack Obama, “The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity, on the ability to extend the opportunity to every wiling hear- not out of charity, but because i...
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