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In a Native Village by Louis Becke



Words: 969 (4 pages)

A Village of Hypocrites In Louis Becke’s short story, “In a Native Village”, tensions build between the native islanders and a white trader from Australia. Throughout the story, there are many incidents in which people are in constant search for ways to benefit their own selfish needs through financial gain. From the village elders to…

Struggle in “Scarlett Letter”


Scarlet Letter

Words: 656 (3 pages)

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a tale set around the lives Puritan people, and how a women branded by them learns to live with their hypocrisy. The story strikes many points about Hester’s inner struggles, her relationship with her daughter Pearl, and how to except herself, but one of the greater focuses does…

Character Analysis: Ginny and Oliver

Character Analysis


Words: 1285 (6 pages)

At the beginning of the tale Ginny and Oliver, apparently in the early stages of a relationship, are about to meet some friends of Oliver’s. Ginny notices that he is handsome, though taken individually his features would probably have told a different story. She concludes in fact that they make a handsome couple. Ginny is…

What would you do if you won the lottery


The Lottery

Words: 850 (4 pages)

On a clear morning, June 27th, the townspeople, men, women, and children begin to assemble for the lottery which Is to begin at ten In the morning. The opening paragraphs completely mask the underlying darkness of this short story. As the reader progresses throughout the story, these deeper elements of the story become evident. “The…

Hypocrisy in to Kill a Mockingbird


Kill A Mockingbird

Words: 1086 (5 pages)

The prejudiced views in Maycomb County created a very chaotic future for the children. “ i don’t know how they could convict Tom Robinson, but they did it. They’ve done it again and again and when they do it-seems that only children weep. ” (225) Tom Robinson symbolizes every ‘black’ person who has been wrongly…

Molieres Neoclassic Comedy “Tartuffe”




Words: 986 (4 pages)

Molieres neoclassic comedy, Tartuffe, is a prime example of his expertise in the comedic technique. The plot is one that keeps the reader or viewer interested and aware. It begins with Madame Pernell visiting her sons house and reprimanding all of them but their boarder, Tartuffe. She believes Tartuffe is a man of astounding character….

How does Blake seek to influence the feelings of his readers for the victims of society?



Words: 1770 (8 pages)

William Blake was a radical humanist who composed his poems and songs during a period of great social commercialism and change. As a philosopher poet, Blake disagreed with reason and empiricism. He was a fierce critic of organised religion and the authoritarian abuse of power. His collection of poetry, ‘The songs of innocence and experience’,…

The Enormous Radio



Words: 532 (3 pages)

The Enormous Radio John Cheever’s The Enormous Radio is a short story by John Cheever written in 1947. It follows the life of a middle-class white couple whose mundane existence is suddenly disturbed by an unappealing radio. Irene embodies the theme of the story, which is hypocrisy, as she is influenced by the radio to…

Tradition v.s Common Sense



Words: 1604 (7 pages)

Whether it is a celebratory tradition or a tradition that has been followed since ancient times, unmans will not question the motives behind it; they will Just continue to follow it. In the short story “The Lottery’ by Shirley Jackson, villagers blindly follow their annual tradition, one that claims a life every year. All the…

To Kill a Mocking Bird Hypocrisy Paper


To Kill a Mocking Bird

Words: 796 (4 pages)

Imagine having your life completely destroyed by a fraudulent charge just because of the color of your skin. There are many examples of hypocrisy in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Some of the most glaring examples of hypocrisy come from three female characters: Mrs. Dubose, Mrs. Merriweather, and Mrs. Gates. Each character said…

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