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Literature Essays

Thomas Mortan's New English Canaan is an American satire on the Puritan religion, most notably, of the Separatists. It reads as a historical account of life in the New England Ma-re Mount, in which Mortan argues for the colonization of the land, inhabited by friendly 'Indians,' and the dispersing of...

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Steven Waterhouse's book revolves around three central ideas. First, he claims that human beings are unique, created by God in a state distinct from angels and the rest of creation. As a consequence, they inhabit a special institution, marriage and thus the family, shared by no other creature. Second, he...

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Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North is a novel about the existential experiences of two men, the story’s unnamed main narrator, and the character of Mustafa Sa’eed; what brings these two life stories together is the remarkable similarity between the experiences of the two men. These experiences are...

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The book “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by A. Fadiman is dedicated to the Hmong culture that is portrayed with the help of a detailed review of its history and the tragic demise of Lia Lee. The plot of the book is divided between these two stories....

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Firoozeh Dumas’ Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America was originally published in 2003 by Random House. Popularly used in classrooms across America, it is the tale of an outsider’s experiences growing up in America, and how they were different from that which she experienced in...

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In his book, On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin cements his legacy as one of the most important and influential scientific thinkers of his time. Darwin’s work was groundbreaking, and his style was both controversial and capable of communicating something meaningful to the average man. In this particular book,...

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Posterity has shown that most of the men we today think of as “founding fathers” of the American Republic were not sainted paragons of virtue as they have been portrayed in history books and patriotic propaganda. These were men with clear visions of their own as to what the new...

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Thomas Chapman’s book A Practical Handbook for Ministry is an interesting and important work for any person who wants to successfully run a ministry. In this book, Chapman has edited and compiled the writings of Wayne Oates, a man who possessed tremendous wisdom both in theology and leadership. With that...

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It’s undeniable that Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad has a lot of racist elements. The dehumanization of Africans within the story and the framing of them as savages and animals is very obvious. It has been commented on by noted African writers such as Chinua Achebe. While the story...

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In his novel The Choice, economist Russell Roberts treats his readers to a fictional exchange between economic philosopher David Ricardo and Stellar TV president Ed Johnson – styled after the interaction between George Bailey and the angel Clarence in It’s a Wonderful Life. Using this method, he makes a strong...

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Chapter four of Think Like a Freak is all about finding the root cause of various problems rather than stopping at the surface, where the authors believe most people stop. This chapter provides many different examples of problems that might seem to have simple solutions, but in reality have very...

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Published in 2011, The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football was written by John J. Miller and published by Harper Collins. The main theme of the book is how football, a sport that is has adoring fans, collects the most funds and attention in the world was always a...

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1. The Book of the Dead is a translation of the papyrus scroll of Ani; it was a guide for Ani, and all other humans, to get to the afterlife. The book contains magical spells and chants which are used to guide the spirit after death, allowing it to achieve...

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At last, a Cabinet member with a good sense of humor. In his "Locked in the Cabinet" Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, has put on paper the funniest and most instructive memoir ever written by a government official. The book presents a close-up view of the way things work...

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In Book Sixteen of The Odyssey, the protagonist, Odysseus encounters his son, Telemakhos for the first time. Odysseus has been away on his journey for years and therefore has not had the opportunity to impart a father’s wisdom on his son. When he first encounters his son in this section,...

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“Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood,” tells the chilling tale of a child who was the victim of a form of child abuse called Munchausen syndrome. Munchausen syndrome is similar to hypochondria, where a person exaggerates symptoms of a disease or believes that they have a disease...

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My Prediction As normal to any sick person, the state of mind which is unpredictable, Natalie is prone to making mistakes in almost all occasion as her conscience is not capable of restricting her movement and help in making solutions for herself. The possible clues that could trigger my prediction...

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In 1776, David McCullough writes an intense and thorough history of some of the most important battles of the American Revolution. While he does not try to give a full history of the war, he focuses on a number of key battles that helped to shape the course of the...

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass was written in 1845, and it stands as a memoir of Douglass’s life. There are a number of characters in the book, as Douglass’s primary goal was to provide a picture of what life was like as a slave during the height of...

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I learned that what Dominguez and Robin propose in Your Money or Your Life amounts to more than managing one’s money or altering one’s lifestyle. They urge nothing less than a reassessment of priorities through the altering of one’s consciousness and the adoption of a new outlook on life. Money,...

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Budziszewski’s work Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law purports to answer some of the most difficult questions ever posed to man. Namely, the book deals with the question of just how far government can and should go in helping to protect people and provide for the general...

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General Purpose: To persuade audience to adopt the use of E-readers instead of textbooks. Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to transfer from using textbooks to using E-readers. Thesis: My audience ought to transfer from using textbook to using eBooks because: (1) textbooks pose a huge danger to our environment;...

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The novel in question was written by Tim O'Brien a noted American author who served in the Vietnam war and much of his work has concentrated on various aspects of this war and this novel is no exception. The book centres around the mysterious disappearance of Vietnam war veteran John...

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In the third book of Plato’s Republic, Socrates has a dialogue about the nature of love between a man and a boy. He primarily claims that the man should love the boy for the boy’s benefit, but without sexual relations. In other words, there stands a “noble” love that contributes...

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David McCullough’s book 1776 is the author’s jaunt into non-fiction, and it serves as an historically accurate and significant review of the American Revolution. The author relies on a number of different sources in order to provide an overview of some of the most significant battles of the war. By...

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