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Scarlet letter symbolism
Symbolism
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 Puritanical and Romantic philosophies.
Hester Prynne, through the eyes of the Puritans, is an

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Symbolism in the scarlet latte

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter includes many profound and important symbols. This device of symbolism is portrayed well in the novel, especially through the scarlet letter “A”. The “A” is the best example because of the changes in the meaning throughout the novel. In the beginning of the novel, the scarlet letter “A” is viewed

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“Dear Nobody” and “Tess of the D’urbervilles”
The two novels in question, “Dear Nobody” and “Tess of the D’urbervilles” (hereafter referred to as “Tess”), raise surprisingly similar issues for books written in such different times and among such varying attitudes. However, the period difference does highlight some major contrasts, most relevantly, the censorship that would have taken place, ha

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“Everyday Use” by Alice Walker
Children born and raised in the United States often are unaware of the cultures and traditions that make their heritage unique and lasting, choosing instead to follow the ever changing pop culture of America. In her short story “Everyday Use,” Alice Walker explores the growing gaps between youth and the customs of their ancestors. Through the contr

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“The Tell-Tale Heart”- Progressive Insanity
In Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” (1843) Poe gives a psychological portrait of a mad narrator who recounts his murder of an old man. “The Tell-Tale Heart” is merely a “tale of conscience,” in which Poe exposes the dark side of humankind by giving this short story a psychological thrill. The narrator or madman in thi

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“The Tiger” and “The Lamb” : A Comparison
“The Tiger” and “The Lamb” were both poems by William Blake. In this essay I am going to compare the two poems. Blake as a child was an outcast, and didn’t have many friends. He was educated from home by his parents and fond sociability difficult. His family believed very strongly in God but did not agree with the teachings of the church. During hi

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J.D. Salinger: Theme in The Catcher in the
III Analysis of the Theme
This story teaches a good lesson on how to deal with
situations in life the right way. In this story Holden
runs from his problems to make them better. I saw all
the trouble that it got him into. First he should have
stayed in school or at least gone home to face his
parents a

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10 Literary Approaches
Formalist Criticism: All the basics necessary for understanding the work are limited within the work by itself. What is most noticeable of the formalist critic are the basics of form—style, structure, tone, imagery, etc.—that are found throughout the text. The key for formalist critics is to determine how such elements work together with the text’s

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1984: Toletarian State
1984 by George Orwell
Outline

Thesis Statement- This paper will examine how George Orwell wrote 1984 as a political statement against totalitarianism.

I Introduction

II Summary of 1984

III Roles of major Charters
A. Big Brother
B. Winston
C. O’Brien

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A Comparison and Contrast of Lord of the Flies and
Achebe uses positive tone in his description of the African jungle; whereas, Conrad makes use of negative connotations. Their portrayals of the jungle reflect their attitudes toward their subject; Achebe sees it as a hospitable home whereas Conrad sees a tragic trap.

Conrad utilizes words with negative connotations, such as Arioted

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A Comparison of Night Walker and Roselily
Brent Staples’ Night Walker and Alice Walker’s Roselily both present a glimpse into the world view of African-American culture through human characters set in ironic situations. The tone of Roselily is one of sardonic condemnation, whereas the tone of Night Walker is one of melancholy and anger in the face of alienation. Both deal with victimi

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A Comparison Of Parent-child Relationships In King

In the novels King Henry IV and King Lear both parents appear to have tense



relationships with their children. Lear’s two children Goneril and Regan pretend to love their



father but their feelings change after they gain access to his kingdom. Once they are in authority



t

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A Lie to Live By in A Streetcar Named Desire
Three people who live by lies in the play A Streetcar Named Desire are Stella, Blanche, and Eunice. All of these people have, in one way or another, lied to get through life more easily. Though all of these people in A Streetcar Named Desire try to hide what they are really feeling inside they have to lie to show everyone else around them that they

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A Look of Contrast into the Characters Pangloss an
Throughout the Age of Enlightenment, many philosophers offered differing answers to the difficult questions on the minds of mankind. Francois-Marie Arouet De Voltaire wrote “Candide”, in which he placed characters that presented and questioned their ideas regarding philosophy. The two characters with the most opposing viewpoints were Pangloss and

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A Raisin in the Sun
Walter, Ruth, Beneatha, Mama, these four characters are some of the greatest I have encountered in literature. They seem to jump out of the text. These four characters make this story. Their powerful words and actions create a story that is spellbinding. These characters get across the writers theme, namely that the human spirit can over come any c

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A Rose for Emily: Characterization
Characterization refers to the techniques a writer uses to develop characters. In the story A Rose for Emily William Faulkner uses characterization to reveal the character of Miss Emily. He expresses the content of her character through physical description, through her actions, words, and feelings, through a narrator’s direct comments about the

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A Stranger is Watching
I also like how the author made the character traits of the protagonist completely conflict with the antagonist. The protagonist,Steve is a successful man with a family and no problems;at least in the mind of the antagonist.The antagonist has problems with females,a career he feels is going nowhere,and a lack of
good friends.throughout the

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A Streetcar Named Desire
Thomas Lanier Williams, known as Tennessee Williams, was a man of contradictions and clashing passions, so were his short fictions and plays. “A Street Car Named Desire” was one of his most successful and most performed plays. The title of the play has relations with the specific location; New Orleans is actually served by streetcars named “Desire”

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A Streetcar Named Desire
Tennessee Williams vividly describes mid-twentieth century New Orleans, as he perceived it, through his play ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. His primary goal in the first scene seemed to be to portray the vast difference between the inhabitants of a city, New Orleans, and the more country-inclined folk, like the main character, Blanche Dubois. Howeve

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A Summary of the Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter
?[Abstract]: The Scarlet Letter makes the American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne known all around the world. Hawthorne uses the symbolism so skillful that it enhances the artistic effects of his work greatly. This paper researches the symbolism in this novel from the following aspects: the changing symbolic meaning of the scarlet letter, the names of

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