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In the book 'The Giver', the community is a perfect place, where everyone lives a safe and fun life, without feelings of pain or love. Jonas is our protagonist. A very brave, strong and smart man who undergoes a huge adventure for the good of mankind. In this world, instead of having an age, you just have a number, and...
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‘The Outsiders’ is a book by S. E. Hinton which was made published on April 24, 1967, and the setting in the book is in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This book is about a 14-year-old boy named Ponyboy Curtis and his two brothers, Soda and Darry. They are orphans who are struggling at the low class of the community. There are also...
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People are born with a natural sense of fairness and when they are denied their societal rights of equality and justice a rebel is born and steps forward to inspire and lead for a better future. This supports the idea that “ Rebels don’t break rules because they want to, but because they have to”. This theme is reflected by...
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‘The great Gatsby’ published in 1925 by F. Scott Fitzgerald tells the story of Nick Carraway, who narrates the novel from his perspective. He is a young Yale graduate who rents a house in the West Egg. Upon moving to New York, he rents a house next door to the mansion of a millionaire, Jay Gatsby who hosts luxurious parties....
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In Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, Andy (an innocent man) is sentenced to a double life sentence. There Andy meets Red, a prisoner who smuggles items from the outside world. As Andy is an amateur geologist he asks Red to get him a rock hammer for shaping rocks he collects in the exercise yard. Sometime later he asks Red...
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Cloning is a controversial topic on whether it’s ethically right or wrong to artificially create life ourselves using science. The novel ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro raises social and ethical issues involving cloning and people’s choices by providing the author’s perspective on human cloning effectively. Ethical issues revolving around human cloning are surfacing both in the novel and...
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Summary This book takes place at the end of the Great Depression, and nine-year-old Claudia and ten-year-old Frieda MacTeer live with their parents in Lorain, Ohio. The two girls’ parents are more concerned with their problems than paying attention to their children, but there's an undercurrent of affection and security in their household. Henry Washington and a little girl Pecola...
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Although it may seem that an impactful book couldn’t relate to a song by Stevie Wonder, those assumptions are proven wrong. The Color Purple is a novel written by author Alice Walker that discusses issues women face, such as abuse and the lack of an education. In this novel, the reader sees how women forming strong bonds can forge significant...
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Introduction 'The Pact' by Sampson Davis is a captivating memoir that chronicles the inspiring journey of three friends from a tough neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, who defy the odds to become successful doctors. In this critical review essay, we will explore the strengths and weaknesses of the book, analyzing its narrative style, themes, and the impact it leaves on...
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Voltaire once said, “Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”. Every decision made in life is followed by a consequence. Guilt is one of the most frequent consequences in the novel, The Kite Runner. Khaled Hosseini depicts the cataclysmic ability of guilt to consume one’s life through the several relationships between Ali and Baba, Hassan...
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Introduction: One of the best-selling books in history, ‘The Alchemist’ written by Paulo Coelho, has been translated into over seventy languages, published in one-hundred-forty countries, and sold over sixty-five million copies. It is indexed within the Guinness Book of World Records as the most translated book by a living author. The book, ‘The Alchemist’ is about following your dreams. The...
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Part 1 of the book Persepolis starts just after the Iranian Revolution that took place in 1979, which caused the downfall of the Western country-backed dictator known as the Shah of Iran. This led to the rise of the Islamic Republic which oppressed and marginalized the major secular groups and groups that didn't align themselves with the new regime. This...
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Book Review. Summary The book 1984 is divided into 3 parts, Books 1, 2, and 3. As expected the novel begins in book 1 and in this first section, we are introduced to the main character, Winston Smith. The book begins with Winston returning home to his depressive, cold, and run-down apartment. As Winston returns home, he is greeted by...
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The author Yann Martel once said that he wrote Life of Pi to find direction and purpose for life (). And this point – the ultimate exploration of the meaning of life – distinguishes Pi's story from other stories like Robinson's. The symbolic expression of the personal belief system in the whole story is sublimated into the religious apex of...
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Angels in America was a fascinating tale about homosexual life in Manhattan in the 1980s, and although many of the social allusions were out of date, the work's substance and relevance are still pertinent in today's cultural and political atmosphere. No modern play has succeeded so indisputably in confronting Reaganism or McCarthyism, religion and immigrants, and even AIDS against the...
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Major themes: The major themes that occurred in the story, The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, written by John Boyne, was the desire for friendship, boundaries, and the innocence of childhood. Firstly, the author of the powerful story introduced the theme of friendship by having Bruno, a nine-year-old boy, roam the large forest located in Auschwitz. After exploring the woods...
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Revolutionary Mothers by Carol Berkin The American Revolution was a fight for independence from Britain fought by many people, specifically men, that students learn about today. What many do not know, is that women also played a role in this war. Whether these women were fighting with the British or with the Americans, they still helped during the revolution in...
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In Marvin Martin’s book, ‘The Beatles: The Music Was Never the Same’, the book is about how the Beatles changed popular music forever. They inspired many people to try and make music of their own. Marvin Martin goes into detail about the band and their music. The members are John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The famous...
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The blossoming flowers of summer, if only they could last through winter we friends who have gathered together, if only we could last through life (p. 109) This verse of the Yolmo “songs of pain” echoes in my mind since reading Robert Desjarlais’ Body and Emotion: The Aesthetics of Illness and Healing in the Nepal Himalayas. It recognizes the inevitability...
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To acknowledge the beauty of a book means to understand the story beyond boundaries. The book, Tuesdays with Morrie, has a deep heartwarming message for humanity. I can state that the book is composed of two stories. One is the tale of a man and an ailment. The other is the narrative of an educator who has come to comprehend...
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The concept of the hero has evolved and is represented differently throughout literature. In the stories of Beowulf, the Lais of Marie de France, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the idea of the hero is present. However, each of these influential stories depicts different aspects of heroism, showing a variety of traits that define the hero in a...
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The book Henry Ford- A Life From Beginning To End written by Hourly History recounts the events of Henry Ford's childhood which shaped the person he turned out to be. The book also highlights the many accomplishments of Henry Ford throughout his life. The main focus of the book is to tell the impact Henry Ford had on the automobile...
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