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    Our Stories: Migration and Labour in Taiwan Essay

    The statement of the French philosopher and writer Denis Diderot that people stop thinking when they stop reading really describes the whole significance of reading in people’s lives. In addition, it is necessary for a good teacher to plan classes in such a way as to arouse the interest of studying in students. On each of them, exciting thoughts and incredible discoveries are born. Books are an unquestionable source of knowledge and it is important for teachers to provoke interest in reading. Another bishop named Augustine of Hippo accurately noted that “the world is a book and those who do not travel alone”. Our Stories-Migration and Labor in Taiwan is…

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    Hard Rock Returns to Prison Essay

    The poem by Etheridge Knight “Hard Rock Returns to Prison” is a work embodying the essence of the human nature, and its act of leadership and resistance. It depicts the conformity humans tend to follow out of the fear. It emphasizes the impossibility of opposition against the system because the system uses the most effective tactic against its enemy – it eliminates the leader. To win the war, kill the king. For Etheridge Knight, Hard Rock is such a “leader”, “the doer of things that others dared not”, and the person who fought against the system for obviously quite a long time, for he has become a legend already. He…

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    Free Essay on Power and Control

    Throughout the history of mankind, some people have always wanted to oppress others. The creation of rigid rules and of heavy sentence for the violation of these rules has been the basis of the government in many countries. The totalitarian regime in the USSR, the extermination of the Indians by white people and many other examples of total power and control can be cited. As a political phenomenon, this theme was described in a large amount of books by different authors. However, the book “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” written by an American writer Ken Kesey describes the horror of such a system of total control on a concrete…

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    Harlem Poem Analysis Essay

    In general the poetry of Langston Hughes depicts hard life conditions of Afro-Americans, mainly in Harlem. On the whole “Dream Deferred” bristles with regret and dismay of Black population in Harlem. The feeling of disappointment and seriousness of the problem strengthens with every stanza. However in order to understand poems better, it is important to know the background. That is to say it’s better to find out more about life and work of the poet himself. The idea of “A Dream Deferred” can be understood through the history of Harlem. In fact Harlem became incredibly overfilled with black population in a short period of time. The whites rapidly left the…

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    Essay on The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

    Franz Kafka, the Czech writer of twentieth century, is one of the most controversial philosophical authors in the history of literature. His novellas and short stories are admired all over the world for their surreal depiction of common life. “The Metamorphosis” (Die Verwandlung) is of no doubt the most famous work of Franz Kafka. Published in 1915, this novella caused a great interest of readers. The author portrays human beings put in absurd circumstances with his unusual manner, later named “kafkaesque”. The Metamorphosis, surreal and strange for the first glance, reflects deep human feelings and emotions, hidden inside the soul. Kafka portrays human beings, their strange controversial nature, and their…

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    The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Essay

    Introduction I would like to start by saying that The book titled “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vasaa, the African” written by Olaudah Equiano is a narrative of his 10 years of life. One learns that the author was born in 1745 in Eboe area in Guinea. The primary spoken language was Ibo as it is at present. Equiano was a son of a chief of his tribe and as one reads in the book he and his sister were kidnapped while playing and sold to the slave owners and put on a slave ship destined to North America. Equiano would be sold to…

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    Comparison Essay: The Genesis and The Red Tent

    The Genesis, the part from the Bible, and The Red Tent by Anita Diamant are two different books, which describe events from the period of early Christianity. Describing almost the same period of time, two books give two different perspectives of same events and use different means in delivering the message to the reader. Written in different epochs, by different authors and even in different countries these works still have things that unite them. They touch fundamental aspects of Christianity and give different perspectives of the events that became the core stone of all Christian faith. The books like The Red Tent by Anita Diamant are not only entertaining reading,…

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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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    Compare and Contrast Literature Essay

    Dorothy Parker’s “The Standard of Living” and Toni Cade Bambara’s “The Lesson” are two stories which touch the theme of social inequality and poverty. Though the stories describe similar themes the authors use different literary devices in order to bring their ideas to the readers. The stories are written in different style and turn to different techniques. Dorothy Parker’s story is written as a third-person narration. The story is told by the author-observer who watches the lives of two girls.  We make our mind about the girls from the descriptions given by the author. Two main characters of the story are low-midclass girls, Annabel and Midge, who spend their Saturday…

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    Essay on Baptism

    Terry G. Carter is a well-known religious researcher, who studied baptism in particular. Our research is devoted to one of his writings “The Journal and Selected Letters of William Carey”. In order to understand the ideas and views of the author, it’s better to start with the very concept of baptism. Firstly it’s a kind of Protestantism. In many countries the word baptism has a negative meaning. However general public tend to be uneducated in the sphere of such kinds of religion. Due to this factor, few people know that the very word “Baptism” is originated from Greek word “Baptizo” and has a meaning of christening. In this way it…