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Literature Essay

The Death of Ivan Illych by Leo Tolstoy
On my first reading of The Death of Ivan Illych, by Leo Tolstoy, I wondered why Tolstoy took such a circuitous route towards giving an account of the protagonist’s death. On further study, I realized that the story is as much a commentary on life as it is on death.
Pages: 3 (750 words), Essay
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Ideological Criticism
Criticism of literary and non-literary work has been categorized into two prominent formats, formal criticism, and ideological criticism. Criticism has helped maintain a minimum standard of works that pass through the ages while throwing a very pertinent socio-political scenario of that time.
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Martin Luther King's Three Ways of Meeting Oppression
Martin Luther King’s “Three Ways of Meeting Oppression” is a highly personal and persuasive section from his book, Stride Toward Freedom, in which he presented the three ways people deal with oppression and argues clearly for what he considered as the right one, among the three choices presented.
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Humor - Pepsi, Coke and Sprite Abuse
Diet Coke is another of these mass-gaining drinks that can help any slim person in gaining weight in no time. Though the popularity of this drink is much more than Diet Pepsi and Diet Sprite but the harm it provides to the human body is no less. Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke can only be separated from each other by their tastes that are slightly different.
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Bless me, Ultima by Anaya
The article by Lamadrid briefly describes the background of the book Bless me, Ultima written by Anaya. The article points out how mythology has been used by the author to describe Chicano culture, as well as their hopes and aspirations. Albeit Anaya has shown that the Chicano tradition can be, and is, at odds with the modern world, however, there are ways to overcome it and to become one again in essence.
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Review of the Articles about AIDS
The article tries to evaluate the stigma created in the society with regard to AIDS patients. It investigates in detail the effects on social identity, in the group- out group perceptions on the social wellness of the AIDS patients. The study also investigated possible models to make better living conditions for people who live with in AIDS.
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World Literature: The Baroque Period as the Gigantic Excelsior
The “Gigantic Excelsior” seems very appropriate for the Baroque “barroco” period. When studying the period and the influences of the Roman Catholic Church, which greatly promoted the success of the Baroque style.
Pages: 1 (250 words), Essay
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The Four Functions of Myth: Tao Te Ching
According to Joseph Campbell, a renowned scholar on Mythology, a myth fulfills four fundamental functions: Metaphysical or Mystical; Cosmological; Sociological and Pedagogical. The first function is to arouse us to the wonder and miracle of creation and to awaken within us the awareness of something greater than ourselves, something mystical.
Pages: 3 (750 words), Essay
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  An imaginative story that is still a worldwide phenomenon, Tolkien has managed to instill some very important lessons in his book The Hobbit. It tells about a journey the Hobbit Bilbo ‎Baggins takes to help a group of dwarves that require stealing back what was stolen from them.
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Essay
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The Revolt of Mother by Mary E. Wilkins
He seemed to be a very materialistic person as he prefers to abandon the promise he made to his wife and instead plans to build a barn in order to get money. On the other hand, there is Silas in The Death of the Hired Man, who is extremely disliked by his ex-employer Warren, because he ran away when he was most needed by him
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The Positive side of being an African American in poem On Being Brought from Africa to America by Phillis Wheatley
In a critical article from the Long Island University at Brooklyn website, it has been observed that Wheatley’s “On Being Brought from Africa to America” entails a celebration of God’s mercy in “bringing her from the “Pagan land” to the New World, and immediately creates the complexity that astounds the reader.”
Pages: 11 (2750 words), Essay
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Sherlock Holmes: The Red-Headed League and the Blue Carbuncle
 The Adventures of the Red-Headed League and The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle are stories filled with suspense from the beginning. The contrasting aspect of the two adventures is that they lead to different outcomes that are not in the reader’s expectation. 
Pages: 2 (500 words), Essay
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The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost
A bend in the path and he has to make a choice that would lead him so far away from the other that he would never again be at the crossroads to see where the other road led. While choosing the road, the poet ponders on the many differences between them.
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Essay
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Book report on Blues People-Negor Music
The seventh chapter, classic blues, chronicles the popularity of classic blues and ragtime in America following the transformation of traditional blues to classic, which gave rise to the new entertainment platform for African-American art. Unlike traditional blues, which had no explicit rules, classic blues had a structure.
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Essay
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The Characters in the Short Stories Home Burial and Editha
Gearson and Amy are that both of them are very emotional. They are so much consumed by the bitterness arising from the loss of their children to the extent that they do not realize that the others are mourning too but in a different way. Amy’s life is brought to a standstill by the death of her child. 
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The Aspect of Immature Decision-Making
Sexual orientations may be part of the motives that the teens may be alleged of in making their decisions. For instance, he seems to be bored by his current job. He goes to an extent to call his customers bitches, house slaves and sheep. However, he gives lovely descriptions of the three girls who enter the store in bathing suits; who everyone is lustful of them.
Pages: 6 (1000 words), Essay
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