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Canterbury Tales Intro

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The Canterbury Tales - Intro The people we read about are as real as the people we brush clothes with in the street,? nay, much more real, for we not only see their faces, and the fashion and texture of their garments, we know also what they think, how they express themselves, and with what eyes they look out to the world. ??Alexander Smith, Dreamthorp BACKGROUND In The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer uses a form that had been used before?the frame tale, a larger story, inside of which are many smaller stories.

The Lottery Questions

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The Lottery 1. What is the setting of the story? What important details are not specified? The setting of the story is a location that is in a relatively isolated village, in which we have no knowledge of. The most important details that are omitted from the setting are the village's location, its name, and its historical background. 2. How would you characterize the tone of the story? The story beings very conventionally, the people live in a pastoral village and are quite united. It employs a sense of realism. Further on the tone shifts from realistic to symbolic with the coming of the ritual. Quickly the carefree and harmless attitudes shift into that of savagery and destruction, involving a traditional with a murderous nature, something we would not expect to occur.

Crime and Punishment

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Perla Duenas Stensrud September 21, 2012 4 th Black Crime and Punishment OutlineCrime and Punishment Essay Outline I. Thesis Paragraph 1. In Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsvky emphasizes that faith resides over rationalism. 2. This is evident through: -abandonment of Raskolnikov?s rationalism -embracing faith -recreation of Raskolnikov?s character II. Second Paragraph 1. Beginning of Raskolnikov?s changing beliefs that lead to his moral reconciliation - inability of Raskolnikov to carry out nihilist beliefs -Quote: ?Loathing especially was rising and growing in him [Raskolnikov] every moment. Not for anything in the world would he have gone back to the trunk now, or even into the rooms.?(80).

Hamlet Critical Analysis

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Critical Analysis Hamlet Perla Duenas Stensrud AP Lit Hamlet ? The significant of the title of this novel is the fact that Hamlet is the protagonist of the novel The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare. Hamlet is also the name of Hamlet?s father, former king of Denmark, who was murdered by Claudius. The novel describes about prince Hamlet, in how he approaches to his uncle, Claudius, in avenging for his father?s death, and the life of Hamlet. William Shakespeare Publication date: 1603 Tragedy/Drama/Revenge

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