Samples "American Literature" (Page 8)

American Literature

Shooting an Elephant and America

After reading pages 540 to 545 the analysis questions have presented a multitude of interesting points on the subject. 1. There is definitely symbolic meaning behind the elephant’s death. Nevertheless, the author encourages a literary interpretation with the qualitative descriptions and drawn out process for analyzing the situation. This creates...

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660 words | 3 page(s)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

In the “Murder of Roger Ackroyd,” there are many characters who are trying to figure out who was behind Ms. Ferrars blackmailing and the murder of Roger Ackroyd. Not all of these characters are honest. A variety of twists and turns and unexpected events happen throughout the course of the...

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616 words | 3 page(s)
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Lawrence & Hawthorne: Dreams Versus Reality

The theme of subconscious dreams, be it hopes and aspirations, or actual literal dreams, is examined in the two stories of Young Goodman Brown (1835), by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and in The Rocking Horse Winner (1926), by D.H. Lawrence. Both of these stories exhibit conflicts. Some conflict is internal to the...

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934 words | 4 page(s)
Gender Roles in The Great Gatsby

The 1920s novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the quintessential novels of The Jazz Age. The novel explores the relationships between a small group of individuals who lived amongst the wealth and the poverty of Long Island, New York, Queens, NY and Manhattan, NY. The...

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1096 words | 5 page(s)
Tom Sawyer

Hardly anyone could be unaware of Tom Sawyer and his mischievous behavior that amused young readers. Also, hardly any young reader had in mind the issue of child labor back then in the days of childhood. I was one of those children whose focus was on the witty mind of...

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296 words | 3 page(s)