Samples "World Literature" (Page 5)

World Literature

Farewell to Manzanar

Farewell to Manzanar (2002) is a book written by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and her husband, James D. Houston. Being first published in 1973, the book describes an experience of Japanese Americans throughout their imprisonment at the Manzanar Camp, created due to the United States government’s policy during World War II....

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646 words | 3 page(s)
Keeping Up with the Joneses: The Moral of “The Rocking Horse Winner”

It is quite possible that the first caveman envied his neighbor who had a bigger cave. For whatever reason, the drive to accumulate material goods—money, houses, cars, and more—seems to be hardwired into humans’ DNA. What is worse is the fact that for many people, there never seems to be...

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904 words | 4 page(s)
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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Speculating upon Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, it can be said that the author here makes stress upon illuminating the story concerning an angel that came from above the sky and was injured afterwards. As the passage opens, a Colombian short-story writer introduces Pelayo, one...

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656 words | 3 page(s)
“What You Pawn, I Will Redeem”

Sherman Alexie’s short story “What You Pawn, I Will Redeem” demonstrates the confusing conflict between the reality of the Indians and the reality of the white people. White people only see the surface of things, which is shown again and again through the story. But by trying to fit himself...

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340 words | 3 page(s)
The Heaven of Animals by James Dickey

Introduction The Heaven of Animals from James Dickey’s 1962 anthology titled Drowning with Others is among the author’s most popular poems. Dickey masterly contrasts life and afterlife in the most vivid manner. The poem not only justifies the the natural order of violence and obviously sympathizes with the predatory species....

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1192 words | 5 page(s)