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05 Jul 2016
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Canterbury Tales, The Miller's Tale - Geoffrey Chaucer, 14th century

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

People who are gullible are often taken advantage of by the people whom they respect. When a person admires somebody, it is very likely that he or she can be easily misled into doing something that they would otherwise never do. In Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale", we are introduced to an...

05 Jul 2016
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Theory of evolution and the beak of the finch - Jonathan Weiner, 1995

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

When we imagine the process of evolution, we tend to picture it as an extremely slow, gradual process. It takes millions of years for some frog to change colors and camouflage to its surroundings, and it takes just as long for a fish to improve its structure and achieve the maneuverability...

04 Jul 2016
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A Temporary Matter - Jhumpa Lahiri, 1998

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

In the story "A Temporary Matter", by Jhumpa Lahiri, we are introduced to a married couple in the process of grieving over their still-born baby. As the couple tries to recover from this disappointment, their behaviors and attitudes change significantly. They stop associating with their friends,...

04 Jul 2016
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On the Road - Jack Kerouac, 1957

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

"On the Road", by Jack Kerouac, is a powerful novel about a group of friends who travel throughout the United States and go through various adventures. They represent a group of people who are always on the move, never willing to commit to anything, and live life with passion and recklessness. In...

28 Apr 2016
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Macbeth, William Shakespeare, 1623 - A patriotic greed

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

Patriotism is the unrivaled love for one's country. In Macbeth (hereinafter referred to as "the Play"), personal influence is always stronger than patriotism. Although Macbeth and Banquo was loyal in fighting off the rebellion, patriotism no longer exists. Without the unity of war, there is...

28 Apr 2016
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Macbeth, William Shakespeare, 1623 - Freewill, in Macbeth: the destiny to choose

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Every piece of life seems to be interconnected. They can be the pieces to a puzzle, or they can be a perception of a whole. In both cases, life is a culmination of one's actions. In Macbeth (hereinafter referred to as "the Play"), a predetermined path seems to be set for Macbeth. From the...

29 Mar 2016
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Cane by Jean Toomer

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

Double consciousness is defined as a concept that describes an individual as having an identity divided into several parts. This makes it difficult for an individual to have a sole unified identity. As such, a person with double consciousness may be considered to have two thoughts, two souls or...

18 Sep 2015
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How role of Jakes, as the narrator, informs his character - Interpreting Natives, Abbort Porter

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Abbotts defines interpretation as a compound of ideas and judgment. In an attempt to understand the idea of Abbotts of an implied author as well as his narrating ideas, this paper discusses the way the role of Jakes as the narrator informs his character. The paper also brings out what he reveals...

16 Sep 2015
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Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Louisa May Alcott, Hospital Notes (1863); Mary Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie (1861-65)

Book review - 8 pages - Literature

The Civil War is just the most important thing in American cultural and social history—as well as political and military history, of course—since the War of Independence from Great Britain. It is, quite simply, fundamental to America's identity and sensibility, and it remains so to this...

10 Sep 2015
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Shakespeare: Sonnet 130 & Milton's when I consider how my light is spent

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

The poetic work Shakespeare: Sonnet 130 and John Milton's When I Consider How my light is Spent, are two sonnets from different periods. The Shakespearean represents the Elizabethan period or the period between 1558 and 1603. On the other hand, the John Milton's work represent the early...

10 Sep 2015
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Oryx and Clarke - Margaret Atwood : A world without love

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Love is everything. The whole world is based around love; being in love, ending love and making love. Without it, life as known would be completely different. Groups and relationships now are made from love and passion for one another or a specific thing, that's what we live for. Everything...

24 Jul 2015
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The Power in The tragedy of Macbeth, Vol. 2 - Shakespeare

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

Gender roles have been a common theme in several renderings of literature. Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, provides an example. Shakespeare's take on gender is a unique one, revealed through the women in Macbeth. Women share a strong relationship with power in society according to the female...

24 Jul 2015
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Life in The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

Literature is one of the most renowned forms of expression. Only a few works have been deemed timeless. Nathaniel Hawthorne provides one with The Scarlet Letter. Several elements of the book leave the reader pondering the meaning. The symbols and their representation provide an example. Life is...

24 Jul 2015
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The symbols in Susan Glaspell's Trifles

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

Authors use an array of literary elements to convey messages. One tool alone can bear numerous meanings. Susan Glaspell's Trifles provides an exemplary example of the use of multiple literary elements to convey various messages. The story's plot progresses seamlessly through the use of such...

24 Jul 2015
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Dada versus Futurism, A Comparison of Tone and Purpose

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Accompanying great movements are differing points of view. The variances allow the rare chance for comparison among two essentially different movements. Tristan Tzara and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti provide the perfect example of the opportunity for comparison with their respective manifestos....

24 Apr 2015
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Women on the Edge of Time: A Literary Analysis

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Women on the Edge of Time can be referred as a feminist utopia though it presents the reader with the literary choice to question the society capabilities of embracing utopia. After a thorough analysis, the individual reader realizes the role of the human race in changing the future of the...

14 Apr 2015
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Racism book review - Brym & Lie, 2013

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

The society dictates social interactions among its members. For example, some cultures eat snakes while this is totally unacceptable in other cultures. Other aspects of cultural interaction include nature of interactions between two people from different races (Brym & Lie, 2013). For example,...

13 Apr 2015
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Book Review - Onward: Starbucks fought for life devoid of losing its soul

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

Brand management is a very effective tool of creating sustenance in business (Scarborough et al., 2009). Dominant brands are one of the main reasons why there are monopolies in so many sectors. The popularity of brands is also an explanation to the rise of corporations that control the biggest...

10 Apr 2015
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Just How Are We Stupid? - Book review

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

Democracy is a structure of government in which all citizens of a nation determine public policies, laws and actions of the state in unity. All citizens are expected to be involved in all issues pertaining to the wellbeing of the country. This essay is a preview of the book just How Are we...

25 Aug 2014
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A Close Reading of Flight by Patterns by Sherman Alexei

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Flight Patterns is a short story written by Sherman Alexei; I selected this story because it captures and discusses the issues affecting the current American society in a unique writing style that captivates the reader. Sherman brings into light the socio-political issues affecting the society in...

19 Aug 2014
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Book review: American Africans in Ghana: Black era Expatriates and the legal civil Rights Era

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

The book; American African in Ghana was written Kevin Gaines and published by Chapel Hill publishers, at the University of North Carolina. The book emphasizes on the interconnections between the African studies and African American studies by introducing, in its broad chapters the context of...

13 Aug 2014
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A different mirror- book review

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

The historical mirror can guide the living, helping them realize their past and present being. The book ‘a different mirror' presents a view of America's many cultures through the eyes of the minority who migrated to America aiming at getting a better life, the immigrants later got short...

20 Aug 2013
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The Tao of Leadership: An Analysis by Chrys Brobbey

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

“The Tao of Leadership” is composed of passages that relate to leadership in the Tao Te Ching, attributed to Lao-Tzu, who is believed to have lived in China sometime between 570 B.C. and 490 B.C. In his introduction, John Heider describes his book as one of China's best books of...

15 Aug 2013
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Things Fall Apart

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

Chinua Achebe presents a powerful and thought-provoking account of the native tribes of Nigeria over the course of several years and the startling events that come about as a result of a perpetually changing world. It is the story of Okonkwo, a fierce warrior-like clan member, and his children,...

15 Aug 2013
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"So Long a Letter" by Mariama Ba

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

So Long a Letter is the powerful and highly thought-provoking novel by Mariama Bâ. The novel is written as a series of letters from the narrator, Ramatoulaye, to her old friend Aissatou. In these letters Ramatoulaye reflects upon her sorrowful past, her present, and her uncertain future. As the...

08 Jul 2013
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Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

This book, as the title suggests, deals with American foreign policy since 1938. It is concerned with the more prominent features of the American foreign policy, as well as events that gave rise to changes in it. More specifically, it covers “The Twisting Path to War” in its opening...

13 Jun 2013
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Ivan Turgenev's novel - Fathers and Sons

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

The rise of the Russian intelligentsia is accurately depicted through the characters of Ivan Turgenev's novel, Fathers and Sons. The story Fathers and Sons takes place in 1859, two years before the emancipation of the serfs. The novel takes a look at a pair of families, one of moderate wealth...

26 Jul 2012
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Paper about the major themes of the book "The Canterbury Tales"

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

Written in the late 14th century, during a period in history when England was experiencing a political and social turmoil, the Canterbury Tales are Geoffrey Chaucer's most celebrated literary work. At that time, a schism was beginning to develop with the Christian church. The significance of...

05 Jul 2012
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With their backs against fort walls a soldier's-eye, view of the siege of Zeelandia

Book review - 25 pages - Literature

On February 17th, 1662, in the stifling, humid chill of Formosa's cold season, they marched. Despite being deathly sick, injured, partially starved and otherwise exhausted, the 400 to 500 men of the Dutch East India Company remaining in the garrison of Fort Zeelandia marched to the beat of...

11 Jun 2012
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In the Merchant of Venice, do you consider Shylock to be a villain or a victim?

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

One area that I need to look at before I discuss this question is whether Shakespeare himself was anti-Semitic or that he was influenced when writing The Merchant of Venice by the attitudes of Christians to Jewish people at the time. At the time that Shakespeare was writing Britain was a...