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    Grisham, Clancy, King...not great writers imo. I...

    Grisham, Clancy, King...not great writers imo. I don't think one is meant to take the write what you know quite so literally. However, I would say that if you have had no connection in any way with...
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    Mourning Becomes Electra, by Eugene O'Neil, for...

    Mourning Becomes Electra, by Eugene O'Neil, for example.
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    I disagree very much with her rating. Catcher in...

    I disagree very much with her rating. Catcher in the Rye has become and will be one of the most important novels ever written not because it titilates with 'bad' language but because it so very much...
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    The Autobiography of Malcolm X is a biography, a...

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X is a biography, a well written 'story' of a life, and therefore similar to fiction in the sense of being a story with setting, conflict, character, and so on.

    I...
  5. Thread: Modern plays

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    PURITAN/COLONIAL 1650-1750 REVOLUTIONARY/AGE...

    PURITAN/COLONIAL
    1650-1750

    REVOLUTIONARY/AGE OF REASON
    1750-1800

    ROMANTICISM
    1800-1860

    AMERICAN RENAISSANCE/
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    I don't know if we have heard back from the OP,...

    I don't know if we have heard back from the OP, but I do think he/she was asking about novels, fiction, or perhaps plays. Stories anyway. jmo I suppose. That was my impression of the initial post.
  7. Thread: Hamlet Essay

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    LOL:iagree::rolleyes5: j/k OP: the...

    LOL:iagree::rolleyes5:

    j/k


    OP: the easiest way out of your dilema is to go to the online source Sparks Notes. Very helpful.
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    I and the other poster have been discussing a...

    I and the other poster have been discussing a specific idea. Has nothing to do with profanity or the use of the n-word in literature. Your remarks have nothing to do with what I previously posted...
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    Using the n-word is and was racist, a racist...

    Using the n-word is and was racist, a racist insult and slur. Where your fram of reference comes from I don't know. It doesn't matter where you live or lived. To defend the use of the n-word...
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    I grew up on the West Coast and the n-word was...

    I grew up on the West Coast and the n-word was not something decent people used. Using it was not a matter of innocent ignorance, it was a matter of being vile and racist.

    As far as the thread...
  11. Actually, I would say the focus of their...

    Actually, I would say the focus of their relationship is, in the end, on the admirable character traits they find in each other. Love and tenderness? Though the 'love story' is an aspect of P & P,...
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    uh....maybe in England? Very different in the...

    uh....maybe in England?

    Very different in the States.



    I think you are very wrong. Perhaps you were unaware that the people around you using this word were being racist and vile. Because...
  13. Isn't this question just all too obvious? Of...

    Isn't this question just all too obvious? Of course, you'd have to be familiar with the play to know that.....oh, duh.....:nopity:
  14. Well, I grade essays all the time and this...

    Well, I grade essays all the time and this doesn't give me the impression of anything more than a C-, at best. C means satisfactory, and an essay put together with bits and pieces of information...
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    Wow, not true at all. The n-word was indeed a...

    Wow, not true at all. The n-word was indeed a derogatory term for black people, as long as I can remember, which is from the 50's on. "It generally showed that people were low class when they used...
  16. Thread: Modernism

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    My advice would be to do some research. Really. ...

    My advice would be to do some research. Really. It is all there. Google your little heart out. A little bit more work, of course, then just coming on here and asking people to tell you want you...
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    One of the main themes of Huckleberry Finn is...

    One of the main themes of Huckleberry Finn is Jim's slavery, a slavery which is based on racism. The river symbolizes freedom, the river trip symbolizing the quest for freedom. Indirectly, Jim...
  18. I would think it cannot have been that long since...

    I would think it cannot have been that long since the class read the play as the assignment seems to be a current one. Unless maybe you didn't do it at the time and now it is a make up assignment? ...
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    If no one helped them, they wouldn't be here in...

    If no one helped them, they wouldn't be here in the first place. I believe the 'help' is misplaced. These students should have been paying attention in class and asking questions of their teachers. ...
  20. Read the play again, watch the film. Do your own...

    Read the play again, watch the film. Do your own work and your own thinking.

    Someone must have posted this place as a site to go to get other people to do one's homework. :nonod:
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  21. Here are some suggestions: -A Brave New World,...

    Here are some suggestions:

    -A Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
    -The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
    -The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende
    -One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
    -Cat’s...
  22. I thought the narrative voice in A Clockwork...

    I thought the narrative voice in A Clockwork Orange was very effective. I don't know if the author's intention is for the reader to feel 'closer' to the narrator more than it is to express the ideas...
  23. You think? :rolleyes5:

    You think? :rolleyes5:
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    Specifically to do with racism: Native Son,...

    Specifically to do with racism:

    Native Son, Richard Wright
    Black Like Me, John Howard Griffin
    Master Harold and the Boys, Athol Fugard
    The Autobiography of Malcom X, Malcom X & Arthur Hailey...
  25. :rolleyes5: When I was doing my bachelor's,...

    :rolleyes5:


    When I was doing my bachelor's, in English, I earned money typing papers for other students, so much a page. I typed papers for students in many other disciplines as it seemed most...
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