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    Reviving Ophelia Critical Essay

    Mary Pipher is of no doubt excellent psychologist and experienced doctor who spent much time practicing psychology. Besides, she is talented author of several books that cover the most relevant and acute psychological aspects of modern society. Her book “Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls” has a significant value for everybody who is interested in the issue of inner world of teenage girls. However, after reading this book I had two drastically different opinions about it. On one hand, the book arose the feeling of understanding and empathy. Doctor Pipher has a major experience in the subject hence I trust her knowledge. Truly, teenage girls of nowadays (and…

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    Urban Policy Making Critical Analysis Essay

    In the modern world, the cities are the concentration place of all types of people’s activity – economic, political, social, and cultural. Such metropolises as New York City, having millions and millions of citizens, businesses and other organizations condensed in them – become the flagmen of the national development. The fact that urban life is dramatically important in the modern world has drawn much attention of different scientists and researchers to the problems of the city. One of such researchers is Paul Peterson, well known for his urban policy theories described in his books City Limits (1981), and Between Citizen and City (1986).

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    As I Lay Dying Critical Essay

    A masterpiece by William Faulkner called “As I Lay Dying” was published in 1930, and soon became very popular with the public due to its innovative and original style. The novel consists of 59 sections which are in the form of monologues, and 15 different people narrate the story from their viewpoint. In the novel the author depicts the Bundren family as they go through an unfortunate period of their life – illness and death of Addie Bundren, who is the wife of Anse Bundren and the mother to Cash, Darl, Jewel, Dewey Dell, and Vardaman.  Thus, all the characters take part in narrating the story, and that’s why the…

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    Critical Essay on Emily Dickinson’s Poetry

    Emily Dickinson is the famous US poetess of the 19th century who received her popularity and fame only after her death. Emily Dickinson published no more than ten poems during her lifetime and other 1800 poems remained in handwriting and were discovered only after the poetess’s death. The full version of her uncensored poems appeared only in 1955. Even her ten poems which were published at that time were censored seriously and she had to make them fit to the norms and standards of the current time. Dickinson’s poetry does not have the contemporary analogues and she could be called the innovator of her time. Her lines are short, the…

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    Critical Essay on The Cask of Amontillado

    Critical Essay about The Cask of Amontillado: The Cask of Amontillado is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe, which was first published in Godey’s Lady’s Book in 1846. The action takes place in the unknown Italian town in the unknown time. The narration is carried out from the first person who speaks about the death revenge to her friend who had humiliated and abused her. The revenge had the form of immurement and this idea is found in other stories written by Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, etc. All these short stories have the common feature – the murderer’s confession and presentation of information from…

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    Critical Essay on A Doll’s House

    A Doll’s House is a play written by the Norway writer Henrik Ibsen in 1879. The central theme of the play is the woman’s place in the society, though the whole of idea of the text is not limited by the woman’s rights but the human rights in general. Modern critics treat A Doll’s House as the manifest of feminism, because it reveals all the peculiarities and difficulties of the woman’s life. In 2006 the play was the most popular play performed in theatres in the world. The play describes the life of Nora Helmer, the mother of three children who lived in the typical society of the 19th century.…

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    Critical Reasoning Essay

    Free Essay on Critical Reasoning: Analyzing text critically is rather complex procedure. Involving multiple criteria to consider, the process of critical reasoning should start from the general aspects of the given idea. Let us evaluate the particular passage critically. In the given text the author discusses the opportunities of new-coming era of speedily developing biotechnologies, emphasizing the advantage of one perspective over another.