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CHARACTER MONOLOUGE - PEASANTMy name is Gwendolyn, and I am a peasant who lives in the land of Nottingham. I live with my husband Bartholomew, my eldest child Adela, my eldest son Aldous, and my youngest child, Albin in a tiny shack made of flint, straw, wood and cement. It has two small bedrooms and some space for our cooking and eating.My life is hard. Bartholomew and I are up at dawn every morning. He rushes of to work at the farm, and stays there all day, sometimes even during the night. We have to plant and harvest at least one good crop each year or we will starve during the winter. Aldous is learning to work on the farm with Bartholomew. I stay at home and tend to the vegetable
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Character Analysis: The Great Gatsby
Directions: Analyze and compare the characters’ physical descriptions, home environments, actions, thoughts, character traits, and feelings. Choose two characters from the novel: Tom, Nick, Daisy or Jordan and choose quotes and adjectives to reveal their true character.
“Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth..”
“Hulk of a man”
“ Her husband, among various physical accomplishments, had been one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven…”
Old Class Rich
“..wherever people played polo and were rich
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Christian Darling Character Analysis
Irwin Shaw’s short story The Eighty-Yard Run, is a story that focuses on the life of its major character, Christian Darling. Although it appears to be an action story about an athlete at the beginning, further reading into the story reveals it to be a reflection on attitudes towards life. Christian is a football player, whose moment of fame comes in 1925, when he makes an eighty-yard run during a play at practice. The story initially takes the form of a flashback, with Christian looking back after fifteen years on this play from practice. It then relates to the subsequent course of events of his life. Christian marries Louise Tucker, his college
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Schindler's List – Character Essay
This is close to 1400 words – how much could do in the exam?
"For a text to be appealing it needs to have heroic characters"
Schindler's List, the 1993's film directed by Steven Spielberg, explores the horrors and atrocities committed against the Jewish people during the holocaust. The film has found a place in the hearts of many viewers with its brutally honest portrayal of the terror of the concentration camps and treatment of Jews. Acting both to preserve the history of the holocaust and to inform new generations of the past, the film has importance and meaning. However, Spielberg brings an element of hope to a deeply tragic film by way of heroic
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Outsiders Johnny Character Analysis
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton presents Johnny as a dynamic character that
changes from a frightened boy, into a bold young man, and finally becomes a thoughtful
When Johnny is introduced in the beginning he is frightened by almost anything.
After being brutally beaten by a group of socs Johnny could be easily put into shock by
the tiniest things, “Then I looked at Johnny, his eyes were shut and he was as white as
a ghost” (Hinton 26). In this paragraph, Two-Bit scares Johnny by acting like a Soc. This
shows how little could frighten johnny. Even the things that might spook us a little scare
Johnny a lot more. Still, towards the beginning of the
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Hypocrite. It is a word that has been around since the beginning of time. Wars, death, and suffering of great magnitude resulted from the misuse of this word. However, does one know how to use it in the very context of the word? And how to identify a person with the characteristics of hypocrisy?Webster's Dictionary defines a hypocrite as:"[The] Pretense of virtue, benevolence, or religion"Although, the dictionary's definition is not as clear as one would like it; understanding the word is palpable. Virtually, hypocrite, means someone that makes a façade of his or her righteousness, his or her character or his or her religion. Usually, the word is used toward one's belief or politics
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The main character, Isabella, is a very virtuous and chaste young woman who faces a difficult decision when her brother is sentenced to death for fornication (unlawful sex). Isabella does not approve of her brother's actions at all, but she pleads for his life out of loyalty and sisterly devotion. She is a spiritual person who starts off wanting to become a nun, however her decision to enter a convent is never explained. She is a character who seems to be indecisive as she doesn't really seem to know what she wants or who she is. It is as if Shakespeare is demanding the reader and audience to understand her more than Isabella understands herself.
Isabella is the main focal point of the
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1.Today I have chosen to talk about the Character
Banquo from Shakespeare’s play Macbeth.
Banquo is significant to the plot Appearing as
both a human and ghost. He is First introduced in
Act 1 Scene 3 alongside Macbeth, commencing the
first encounter Between the witches and Macbeth.
2.The imagery in, ‘Upon Her skinny lips; you
should be women and yet your beards Forbid
me to interpret that you are so,” portrays the
Weird women in an unpleasing manor from
Banquo’s point Of view. This creates negative
Connotations towards the Witches and displays
Banquo distrust whereas Macbeth Is naively intrigued.
3.Highlighting one of the many contrasts Seen in the play
between Macbeth and Banquo
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English 2nd hour
Friar Lawrence Character Analysis
Throughout time, tragedy has shown a solid connection to romance and love. In William Shakespeare's play, “Romeo and Juliet” demonstrates that. Romeo and Juliet’s attempt of a forbidden wedding suddenly leads to their death. Friar Lawrence played a vital role in facilitating the lovers’ marriage. Friar Lawrence presents himself as a holy man (“Friar” means a member of any of certain religious orders of men) who has an impeccable knowledge on medicine and plants. The Friar, is an elderly loving man who lounges in a long brown robe with a necklace that has a long cross on it. Friar acts as a medium for the Montagues
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19 November 2018
Character Analysis of Sammy
In the year 1961, a short story titled “A&P” by John Updike was published. The author, John Updike, created the memorable character of Sammy in A&P. Sammy is a dynamic, round character who is nineteen years old and works at A&P as a cashier. One day, while Sammy is working three almost naked girls wearing only bikinis catch Sammy's attention as they shop. When the girls get in trouble for not wearing something over their swimwear Sammy quits his job in attempt to impress the girls. The type of character Sammy is can be analyzed in many ways.
Sammy is the main character and narrator in the story
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Character Connection: Nick Carraway
Out of every character in the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, I feel that I can relate to the protagonist, Nick Carraway, the most because he possesses various characteristics that set him apart from the rest of the characters. Granted, him being the protagonist, Fitzgerald probably had in mind to write about a character that was easy to relate to and he succeeded. Nick Carraway grows to become a focal point of the story. He becomes a main connection between Daisy and Gatsby. In chapters 7 & 8, Nick is already an individual that others depend on, especially Gatsby, whose relationship with Daisy hangs on a string by the name of Nick
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In Tom Gustafson’s film Were the World Mine, Frankie, Timothy’s closest female
friend, stands out as a secondary character that causes readers to assess the film with a greater
focus on the characters’ rebellious natures and society’s resistance to non-normative actions.
Throughout the film, Frankie is frequently portrayed as a spunky and free-spirited girl that
apparently deviates from the society’s small town values. Despite her well-established
persona, however, Frankie rejects Timothy’s love potion and the idea of being lesbian, which
suggests that she secretly dislikes disrupting harmony within the community and blatantly
opposing social norms relating to sexuality. Specifically
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“The Other Family” Character Sketch - Mother
Throughout the story, “The Other Family” by Himani Bannerji, the mother demonstrates many traits that contribute to her unique personality that sets the mood of the story. Despite having many attributes, one that is evidently highlighted is that the mother is an insecure person. The story starts off with her saying “[w]hat did I do, she thought, I took [my daughter] away from her own people and her own language, and now here she comes walking alone, through an alien street in a country named Canada” (Bannerji 1). When someone reflects on their actions, it usually shows that that person is doubting something. The mother is questioning her own
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The short story 'The Yellow Wall-Paper' written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a cry for freedom. This story is about a woman who fights for her right to express what she feels, and fights for her right to do what she wants to do. The narrator in this short story is a woman whose husband loves her very much, but oppresses her to the point where she cannot take it anymore. This story revolves around the main character, her oppressed life, and her search for freedom.There are many male influences in this woman's life and although they may mean no harm, push her over the edge. The main character's husband, John, and her brother are well-known physicians. They use their power to control the
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WALDEN UNIVERSITYEd.D. Program
Craig A. White
134 McEntire LN SW A36
Date of Submission:
February 14, 2010
Assignment Due Date:
February 14, 2010
EDUC - 8101
DR James Keen
(Include when assigned)
Applying Adult Learning Theory through a Character AnalysisIn Alice Walker's (1982) novel The Color Purple, many of the characters transform from one type of character to another. The protagonist, Miss Celie, morphs
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A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud Character Analysis
In the book A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud we can see the three drastically different character and all these character has their special personality to make this story up, Leo the rude and annoying character, The paper boy who is smart, nice and empathetic and last the Old man who is depressed but at the same time nice. The story’s characteristic action and words can define their personalities.
Leo an old worker in the café, in the story he is represented as a rude and annoying character. And these characteristics can be shown in the story. In a lot of times, Leo will always interrupt their conversation for example when the old man
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Charlie Webster – 4A3
Power is a common theme throughout the play Hamlet. King Claudius is one of the plays most powerful characters and with power comes corruption. Claudius is a corrupting force that effect most character in the play such as Hamlet, Gertrude, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Polonius and Ophelia. At the beginning of the play we become aware that the King is dead and Claudius has been crowned the new king making him the most powerful man in Elsinore, or so he would like to think.
Most of the characters in the play seem to be corrupt in one way or another. Claudius in his kingship of Denmark is a very influential and devious character. His desire for power was so strong that he
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"The Catcher in the Rye," by J.D. Salinger, has many great characters. Holden is one of the most interesting characters I have ever come across. He is about sixteen years old and he goes to Pencey High in Pennsylvania. Stradlater is Holden's roommate. Holden is a mean kind of guy but he never shows it. He is almost always nice and never shows his anger. On the other hand, Stradlater is a very mean character. He is one of those guys who can be a total jerk but still get all of the ladies. Holden is very annoyed by this and is extremely jealous of him. In a way Holden kind of seems maybe homosexual, because he is always getting jealous of other guys and saying that they are sexy, such as
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Men Who Hit Women Aren't MenHave you ever had a friend who hit a woman? I used to, and he once hit his girlfriend in front of me. What kind of man hits a woman? What actions should a woman take that's in an abusive relationship? As a friend of either a man who regularly hits women or as friend of a girl who often gets beaten what should you do? Friends of such people need to realize the poor character traits of these men, help women in such situations in any way possible, and deal with the women beaters appropriately.Men who hit women usually have many poor character traits that lead them to commit these atrocious acts of violence. Obviously these men have very little self-control. This can
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DC English 2322
5 November 2017
Lady Macbeth: Character Analysis
In the play, Macbeth by Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth is considered to be one of the most powerful female characters out of not only the play, but of all of Shakespeare’s works. Throughout the play Lady Macbeth shows that she is ambitious and cunning as she urges Macbeth to clear his way to the throne and helps plan out the death of Duncan. She plays a major role in convincing Macbeth that murder is the only way possible to achieve his goals. Though, her ruthlessness catches up with her as she fails to keep her composure and succumbed to the guilt of her evil ways by committing suicide. Lady Macbeth is a primary and
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Samuel Shapiro Mrs. Strasser
Cyrano de Bergerac: Tragedy Nose No Limits
While many works of fiction portray love through a utopian perspective where true love is easy to achieve, the story of Cyrano follows a failed quest for intimacy, where Cyrano’s own tragic flaws stop him from achieving the romance he dreams of. It is these same tragic flaws that help to define Cyrano as a tragic hero in Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, and it is these same flaws that eventually lead to Cyrano’s tragic fall. However, some of these flaws are also the admirable traits of the large-nosed hero’s character that also help to define him as hero. Due to this fact, Cyrano is able to gain
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Full name: Thanoj Matheeswaran
Date: October 22, 2018
The Symbolism through Melinda's Character Development in Speak
Symbolism is the use of symbols to supply things with a representative meaning. Symbolism isn’t just a tiny sign that displays an abstract concept, it could showcase the entire history of someone’s existence. In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, a young girl named Melinda Sordino experiences an extremely traumatizing period during high school due to a brutal rape incident that occurred in the summer. Anderson uses a combination of symbols to reveal the life-changing transformation Melinda goes throughout the novel
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The main character of the novel is strong willed Elizabeth Bennet. Elizabeth, while being a very kind girl, is also very stubborn and very prejudiced against anyone who seems off to her. Elizabeth is quite judgmental and is very quick to make false judgement about anyone and everyone that crosses her path. She is harsh and very brutally honest, which gives her a less than perfect reputation. She immediately dislikes Mr. Darcy because he made a petty remark to her. She formed her entire opinion on him completely based on this miniscule remark, and used this opinion of him to completely despise him and instead favor Mr. Wickham who had slighted Mr. Darcy.
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In William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the author uses many characters to portray scenes of drama, tragedy, and humor. Mark Antony is a powerful character that draws the attention of the audience in many of his well-known speeches. He is motivated by many conspirators, and his personality progresses from having a sycophantic love for Caesar and doing anything to make him happy to a grieving friend looking for vengeance to achieve power.
In the beginning, Caesar is having a conversation with Calpurnia and Antony. He calls upon Antony and tells him to touch his wife in the race because if a barren woman is touched by a
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Character Analysis of Hugo's JavertHugo's character Javert sees anyone who may have commit a crime as simple as the theft of a loaf of bread as a social malefactor, a blight on all of society, a prime evil who needs to be eliminated, removed from the general population, and a devil that can be neither reformed nor tamed. Javert is the true rationalist. Like Medieval philosophers, he believes that people will naturally resort to evil, and that these people can never be saved or reformed. Javert is the true rationalist because he believes the law is the highest authority, sees Jean Valjean as purely evil, and because he wholeheartedly believes in the infallibility of the law.Javert believes
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Amir’s Drastic Character Change for the Better
Change will occur at one point or another in life. In fact, it is unnatural for a person to not undergo some form of change. Whether it is for good or for bad, it will happen. Change could be a result of many things such as lessons that are learned, or just by growing up. In Amir’s case, he changes through a series of events with lessons learned, and by growing up into a better person. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Amir is a dynamic character since he goes from being a selfish child, to an independent young adult, and finally, to a courageous adult.
At the start of The Kite Runner, Amir is a very selfish as he wants all of Baba’s
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AmandaThe Character of Amanda Wingfield in "The Glass Menagerie" supplies an example of a complex individual whose communication and actions convey a slightly irritating and lonesome mother. Scene IV of "The Glass Menagerie," demonstrates these unique characteristics of Amanda. The scene takes place at about seven am the day after Tom and Amanda get into a major argument. From this scene we can reveal that Amanda's obviously an overstressed and psychotic single care taker with insufficient mothering skills.Amanda's stubbornness and complexities always irritates her son Tom (the narrator of the play). Although Amanda is hysterically stuck in her past, she is a woman of great liveliness
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ENG 2DG – 80
March 12, 2017
Desperate Situations Call for Desperate Measures
What would one do to get out of a sticky situation? Would one stick to ethics and morals, or sacrifice anything to get what they want? Some might say one would stay true to their morals, but be selfish and self-centered when such a situation arose. We do not know what one would do to save themselves in a potentially fatal situation, or get what they desire. In Neal Shusterman’s Unwind, the author uses conflict, setting, and character to emphasize that one would do anything to save themselves, or secure something they truly want.
No one wants to be in a conflict. Whether it is with
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does this by, creating the character
of a sweet, pregnant wife whose husband has just been murdered; “Please, she begged. Please
eat it. Personally, I couldn’t touch a thing certainly after what's been in the house when he was
here. But it’s all right for you. It’d be a favour to me if you’d eat it up. Then go with your work
again.” (Dahl, 8) When reading this text, one can conclude that Mary persuades her husband’s
colleagues to eat up the murder weapon (the lamb) under the pretext it will make her feel better.
This shows her intelligence because she uses the situation of events to get herself out of trouble.
In addition, Mary is a very sneaky protagonist, who knows exactly what she
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the submissiveness and madness of Ophelia. In 1817, for example, William Hazzlitt, spoke of Ophelia as “a character almost too exquisitely touching to be dwelt upon” and called her “a flower too soon faded” (Camden 247). Thirty years later, Strachey claimed, “in the study of Ophelia’s character […] there [was] more to be felt than to be said [...] because she [was] a creation of such perfectly feminine proportions and beauty” (Camden 247). Even Bradley at the beginning of the twentieth century wrote that in Ophelia’s story there is “an element, not of deep tragedy, but of pathetic beauty, which makes the analysis of her character seem almost a desecration” (160).
In other words, for years she
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A Character Analysis of the Pardoner
In The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, a group of pilgrims meet up at an inn and soon find out that they are all on a journey to see the tomb of Saint Thomas Becket. The pilgrims agree to go together on the journey and each pilgrim will tell two tales on the way to the tomb, and two tales on the way back. Each of the pilgrims are very different from one another and you can tell their personality by the story they tell. The pardoner is seen as somewhat of a strange man, who many of the pilgrims choose not to trust.
The Pardoner can be described as being a dandy man. Chaucer says that his voice was very “small and goat-like.” (page 15) He also had
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Part C.As Life Passes By The simple and private life of Doña Fedelia is interrupted as she is challenged to accept the ever-changing society. As her patience, privacy, and judgement are put to the test Doña Fedelia is frustrated with the intense surroundings. Doña Fedelia, a woman full of mood swings and judgements, portrays that of an elderly person who has lost all youth.As an ill-tempered person outraged by the fast movement of life and the hassle of society, Dona Fedelia finds wrong in all things. She scowls Beck for her crazy driving and extremely undersized car as they are traveling to the play. Irritated at the excitement of her peer, Doña Fedelia comments
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A disabled man, his wife and his mistress, living alone at the top of a hill in a small New England town; these elements seem to belong in the beginning of a cryptic murder mystery. Instead, it is the outcome of Edith Wharton's novel, Ethan Frome. Ethan, the protagonist, is affected by many circumstances surrounding him. Events spanning from the death of his mother to a tragic tobogganing accident have taken a toll on Ethan's mental and physical condition. The protagonist of Edith Wharton's novel, Ethan Frome, is highly influenced by the situations and circumstances he encounters.The most obvious circumstance affecting Ethan's life is the women that live with him. His wife, Zeena, is really
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Development of Marcus BrutusMarcus Brutus, from the play Julius Cæsar, made many decisions. In making these decisions, he showed what kind of a person he was on a moral, intellectual, social, or practical level. Some of these decisions were good decisions and some of them were not. Through all of these decisions, though, it is shown what kind of a person Brutus was. Some of the decisions that Brutus made were not exactly the best decisions. In fact, they may be seen as mistakes. One of these mistakes that Brutus made was right at the beginning of the play, in Act 1, scene 2. Cassius and Brutus are having a conversation near the marketplace while the Lupercal race is being held
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Daisy Miller, ubiquitous flirt, cavorts around with mysterious Italian romantics and remains contemptuous and ignorant of European social customs during her short stay in the Old World. On an intimate level, Daisy's story is one about a young woman's hedonistic adventures in a world where hedonism has no place. Daisy's self-indulgent, pleasure-seeking lifestyle is typical of the American capitalist world, and her untimely death is a literary and symbolic necessity--- Daisy's death signifies the short-lived nature of gluttonous behavior. On a larger scale, Henry James'Daisy Miller may be interpreted as a portrait of the American character and American destiny: boldly adventurous and
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Names : Louisa Malepotane
Surnames : Diale
Student Number s : D9PGN5JL8
Module : SSEN102
Assessment : One
Assignment Tittle : Ten things I hate about you
Submission Date : 27 March 2019
Essay writing………………………………………………………………………....…… 3
· Poem as starting point…………………………..………………………………….3
· Kat’s character development……………………………………………………….4
· Kat and patrick’s relationship……………………….……………………………....6
10 things I hate about you is a classical teenage romance film by Gil Junger. It is about
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December 11, 2018
Who Is The Main Character?
In the novel Wartime Lies, we follow a boy named Maciek who is born into the world during the rise of Nazi-Germany. Thankfully, he is not alone, as he is protected and taken care of by his aunt. The story follows these two as they not only try to hide from the germans, but also live as a broken family. While Wartime Lies is a great story that tells an eye-witness account of the destruction during World War II, it leaves one question unanswered. That question is who is the main character?
Now this might not be an important detail, but after reading the novel and understanding how the story is
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4.3 Character Placemat #1
· Supports Protagonist
· Opposes Protagonist
Appearance and Behavior
Include key quotations and identify the speaker. Include lines said by or about this character.
In the beginning Harold Crick is a monotonous late 30-year-old man. He is around 6’ft tall and has a medium build. He works at the IRS agency where he has lived the same routine for the past 12 years. He dressed in knitted sweaters and suits on a daily basis and never steered away from that, other than the wristwatch he owned. He lived a very confined lifestyle and kept to a dull routine every day. One can presume he is OCD due this exact routine such
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An Analysis of Gatsby’s Character in The Great Gatsby
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An Analysis of Gatsby’s Character in The Great Gatsby
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I was going to start another thread regarding the same character, but since you’ve started the discussion, I’ll just respond to you. I appreciate your interpretation of Frank’s character. And although, Frank rubbed me the wrong way, it was for different reasons. But I’m opposed Kim’s and your interpretation of Frank. Maybe this is going backwards from my usually feminist approach, but women used the conditions of status and wealth for suitable suitors for marriage. Social/gender norms made it that men “without either a profession or twopence” (1797) were unworthy “of keeping a wife” (1797). I understand that women exploitation of status and wealth in a suitor were to secure a
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In this essay, I will be discussing the character development within “Pride and Prejudice”
by Jane Austen. It is a romantic novel written in the 1800s. Later, it was also made into a movie.
It is mainly centered on the ideas of marrying for love or marrying for security. The main
characters Elizabeth and Darcy undergo some big changes throughout the story. Elizabeth goes
through some realizations regarding her feelings for Darcy and vice versa. In the end, they come
to the conclusion that they both love each other, so they get married. Concluded by their
character development, the author shows many valuable things to take from her book.
Elizabeth is originally cold
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Clayton M. FergusonFebruary 20-200310H EnglishLord of the FliesFear is described as a frightened emotion aroused by danger. Fear of the unknown can be a powerful force, which you can turn into either hysteria or insight. The big question here is, what can fear really do? No character in the "Lord of the Flies" displays the force of fear better than Simon. Simon shows how fear of the unknown can lead you to weakness of the mind and body, hysteria, and finally true insight.Simon is a skinny bright-eyed boy who is shy of public speaking and whom all the other boys think is "batty." Simon likes to be by himself and sometimes does weird or strange things. Simon is the only character who shows
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Professor Gaylene McPherson
English 102 Critical Thinking: Comp. & Lit.
Character Analysis “The Yellow Wallpaper”
Many woman now a days suffer from a nervous condition known as postpartum
depression which can have a big impact on a woman’s life, it can even impact the people around
her. In the story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman we learn that the main
character is suffering from this type of depression. The protagonist is in confinement due to her
treatment, she is kept isolated in a room that has “the yellow wallpaper” where she is to stay in
hopes of recovering from postpartum depression. Her husband John, who also happens to be her
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ritually, as at the last moment of a dance or a hunt.
‘Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!’
Ralph too was fighting to get near, to get a handful of that brown, vulnerable
flesh. The desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering.
Jack's arm came down; the heaving circle cheered and made pig-dying noises.
Then they lay quiet, panting, listening to Robert's frightened snivels. He wiped his face
with a dirty arm, and made an effort to retrieve his status.
‘Oh, my bum!’
He rubbed his rump ruefully. Jack rolled over.
This passage illustrates an indirect characterization of Jack being demonstrated
as the antagonist in this novel. As a round character, Jack is the novel’s primary
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Alice TapsikovaA Character sketch of Tellson's BankIn A Tale of Two Cities Dickens describes Tellson's Bank using thehumor and satire. The Tellson's Bank, a type, which actually existedin 1780, is described by Dickens as "an old fashioned, boastful, small, darkand ugly place with musty odour"(p.51). His derogation with this bank isobvious through the whole description even when he relates staff as "theoldest men carried on bussines gravely" and when he directly says thatyoung men taken to the tellson's bank were "kept unseen like a cheeseuntil they had the full Tellson's flavour and blue-mould upon them"(p.53),he clearly shows his negative opinion toward this convective institution.His
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The Developemet and Change of Katarina's Character during the film "Ten Things I Hate about You"
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Over the course of the film "Ten Things I Hate about You" both Katarina Stratford and Patrick Verona's characters have changed and developed due to the situations and
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Advanced English III
14 November 2018
From Naively Determined to Determined Naively
Think back to three years ago — are you the same person? Seven years? Ten years?
Surely you are not. No person is the same for a long span of time. In literature, the changing of a
character throughout a story is referred to as being dynamic. In Arthur Miller’s play, The
Crucible, Reverend John Hale’s way of thinking about witchcraft changed dramatically from Act
I, where he was first introduced, to Act IV, where he witnessed the downfall of a beloved
Reverend John Hale was a smart, middle-aged man — but naive — who was determined
to catch all the damned people being
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Individual And Society
Summer Reading Response
While reading Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín, I realized that there was no true, stereotypical
antagonist in the selection (like a Mr. Rochester or Napoleon the Pig type). While reading, I kept
my eyes out for this antagonist character and it was only revealed in the final pages of the book.
Miss Kelly, the sharp-tongued yet shrewd businesswoman that has an uncanny connection to
Eilis’s life in Brooklyn is the villain. It is no secret that Miss Kelly is a bit of an omnipotent,
classist, gossip who is rude to her customers because of an apparent monopoly of sorts, but she
was proved to be more maniacal towards the
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May 12, 2013
Who Can Say If I’ve Been Changed For the Better?
In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon, Christopher says,
“The thought of going somewhere on my own was frightening. But then I thought about going
home again… and Father finding me, and that made me feel even more frightened… I had to go
to London to live with mother” (129-131). Although Christopher is afraid of travelling on his
own, he overcomes his fears and becomes more independent. Similarly, in A Raisin in the Sun by
Lorraine Hansberry and Maus by Art Spiegelman, the protagonists undergo character
development as a result of facing their fears or being involved
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In the necklace, Madame Loisel was so worried about what others would think about her appearance. That refused to attend the party because she did not feel as though any of her dresses were fancy enough. She states, “But as I haven’t anything to wear, I can’t attend this party” (Maupassant 21). Her being so worried about what other people had to say was the major conflict in the story. It showed her insecurities as a character but if it was not for the insecurities. The necklace would have never gotten lost. This shines the light on why the conflict of man vs. society is important in the story. Madame craves the acceptance of others so much because she does not fit into their social norms