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Honor and Integrity



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John Proctor:”i say- i say- God is dead!” This quote said by John Proctor in the play The Crucible written in the 1950’s. The play is about the people of Salem going through witch trials , which lead to many people getting hanged in the gallows in front of the whole town. If the people…

Grapes of Wrath Paper

American Literature


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In the movie, “The Grapes of Wrath”, the scene that stood out to me the most was the diner scene. Two truck drivers pulled up and walked into the diner where they sat at the bar. The waitress began flirting with them, and make it apparent that they were her preferred guests. The Joads then…

Overview of “The Grapes of Wrath”


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The Grapes of Wrath was based on John Steinbeck’s 1939 Novel. The producer focuses on a fictional family that was inspired by events during the Great Depression. A film that was both loved and unloved by Americans during that time because of its realism. The film served as a stark reminder of the hardships during…

“Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton


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In overall aspects, Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton’s literature of relationships being reviewed, and previews the reviewer’s opinion of the book is most interesting. Ethan struggles in his marriage to his wife, Zeena, and falls in love with her cousin Mattie. Soon after Ethan married Zeena, his ailing mother’s nurse, he realizes he doesn’t love…

Analysis of “Ethan Frome”



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Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome uses the harsh winter landscape and lack of animal life to depict the ….. of not only Ethan’s marriage to Zenobia, but also the lack of …. in Ethans everyday life. In fact, the wintry landscape is used for more than just creating a setting, it also used to depict many…

The Concept of Loneliness in Literature


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Loneliness is something that many people experience, surprisingly. Especially in the book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck which was written in the 1930’s during the Great Depression when everyone was suffering financially and emotionally. It doesn’t matter who they are, people from all different groups and backgrounds will experience loneliness at one point…

Analysis of “Grapes of Warth”



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“Today if anything is trying to hold you back, give no attention to it. Get your hopes up, get your faith up, look up, and get ready to rise up” (Germany Kent). These words of encouragement by Germany Kent advise others to stay sturdy in the toughest of situations. In the novel, The Grapes of…

The Consequences of Greed



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“In the Fourth Circle of Hell, Dante and Virgil see the souls of people who are punished for greed (Shmoop).” The short story, “The Necklace,” written by French writer, Guy de Maupassant, demonstrates how humans will have to deal with the consequences of greed by using direct characterization, indirect characterization, and irony throughout the story….

The Call of the Wild


Words: 2044 (9 pages)

Part one: The beginning of the story takes place in Santa Clara Valley, California during the gold rush of 1896. Buck lives with his owner, Judge Miller, in an expensive house in the suburbs. Buck is loved by Miller and his kids and grandkids. He feels important, loved, and superior to all the other pets…

Symbolism in the Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck



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John Steinbeck’s “The Chrysanthemums” is a story that is full of symbolism. After the first read, it might seem like an innocent tale about a woman and her garden. However, upon further examination, the reader learns it is actually a story about a woman’s desires and frustrations in her life. Steinbeck uses many examples, such…

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