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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...