Samples "Modern Literature"

Modern Literature

Theme of Fear and Freedom Fear

Francis Bok was born in what he remembers as a delightful, illiterate childhood in Southern Sudan. In his book entitled “Escape from Slavery,” he is only seven in 1986 when he travelled from the village to the marketplace alone for the first time. Thereafter, freedom becomes a thing of the...

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Sonny’s Blues

In the narrative, which is a story of the two brothers is a typical description of family where people tend to get on your nerves, have the ability to hurt you the most, love you and push you away at the very same time. These two brothers irrefutably love each...

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James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues”

Human beings are resilient animals, finding ways to cope and deal with the difficulties thrown before them. Quite often, circumstances that are outside of human control can serve as triggers, making worse the addictions that human beings face. This is the basis for James Baldwin’s acclaimed work Sonny’s Blues. In...

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Book Report: Arnold Schwartzenegger

As a famed bodybuilder, actor, and political figure, Arnold Schwartzenegger has seemingly had an interesting, and at times, turbulent life. In his best-selling autobiography Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, Schwartzenegger pens a true-life tale that covers his childhood in Austria, his bodybuilding years in Los Angeles, and his...

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First Things First Book Review

Self-betterment has been a goal of humanity since the concept was accessible to our minds. There have almost always been methods of beautification, both internal and external, and various responses to the individual’s natural worries and concerns. However, only in the past few decades have self-help books risen to such...

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Geisha Book Critique

When Mineko Iwasaki wrote her autobiography Geisha, A Life, she was responding and attempting to reclaim her history after Golden published Memoirs of a Geisha in 1997. In her book, Iwasaki attempts to give a detailed picture of her life in a culture that was somewhat foreign to the rest...

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“Their Eyes Were Watching God” Analysis

American experience during the early 1900s. Set in the all-black town of Eatonville, the novel also humanizes the lives of African Americans and sheds a light on the distinct cultural beliefs, values and lifestyles of black people, particularly women. Thus, the story explores the life of an African American woman,...

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The Cultural Politics of Fur Article Analysis

The book resource selected for this review is called The Cultural Politics of Fur. Author Julia Emberley (1997) examines the topic of fur and its relationship with politics and how those two concepts have influenced one another. Emberley (1997) looks at these issues in global and historical contexts, tracing the...

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Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment of Iran

In Shahla Talebi’s Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment of Iran, an associate professor at the Religious Studies Faculty at Arizona State University provides a first-hand account of her experiences as a political prisoner in Iran in the post-Islamic revolution period. Talebi’s narrative is, on the one hand, an...

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Review of People and Empires by Anthony Pagden

There are some historians who still believe in writing about the expansion of human civilization over time in an honest fashion. While some might like to romanticize it, the fact of the matter is that specific civilizations conquered others and either bended them into society or wiped them out altogether....

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