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John Knowles' novel A Separate Peace, involves a young boys' attempt to understand the world around him and himself. It is an age-old conflict set against a greater one: World War II. Gene Forrester, the narrator of the story, is fighting a war within himself concerning whether to live within the secluded and safe values found in a peaceful prep school or to move out of this security and into the confusion of the adult world. At the same time, he is waging a war against the domination of his bes

A WAY OF LIFE In the novel Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella, we are able to figure out that in many ways the game of Baseball, is a way of life. Saving Ray Kinsella's farm, that gives us a basis for what the American culture should imitate. We are able to see how his farm can make a dream come true, how baseball can withstand a test of time, and how if you chase your dreams they might be better than expected. In the novel, Ray is able to change a passionate love for baseball into a realit

Stephen King : Master of Horror Stephen King, author of the books Different Seasons and Desperation, has risen to be one of the most famous writers in the horror industry. This is because of his ability to go on for page after page of massive descriptions on scenes of people's death, pain, and suffering. He digs deep down to every last detail to bring out the best in a book. King digs deep into the human psyche to reveal a person's inner and most deep emotions. In one scene in the no

World War I was one of the greatest military conflicts of all time. During this time of great death and destruction men came together and formed support groups. In Paul's group as in most groups there emerges a single leader, someone who can guide and protect its members. Katczinsky was the leader of Paul's intermediate group of friends. This is a quote from a literary analysis of the book "Kat is such an intermediate figure; an army veteran, he stands out as the classic soldier-representative

Song and Dance Man Song and Dance Man is a unique and entertaining story that touches on the joy and happiness that a grandfather experiences while reminiscing about his past. He enlightens and excites his grandchildren as he vibrantly acts out his past performances from when he was recognized as the "dance man". The clear and creative illustrations by Stephen Gammell and the simple, yet accurate text by Karen Ackerman, are what make Song and Dance Man such an enjoyable book to read. Havi

Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne was an excellent and creative user of allegory and symbolism in his writings. Examples of allegory and symbolism can be drawn from many of his stories such as "Young Goodman Brown", and "The Minister's Black Veil". The story I will touch on will be "Young Goodman Brown". In this story Hawthorne uses allegory, or religious symbolism to make certain connections with the characters, places, items, and situations. "Hawthorne, in his metaphysical moods,

Or Shwartz 28.1.00 Book: The Green Mile (Part 1): The Two Dead Girls Author: King, Stephen Number of pages: 92 Short Summary: Paul Edgecombe tells his story as the head jailer of Block E (where people who got the death penalty stayed waiting (definitely not impatiently) for their execution) at the state penitentiary, Cold Mountain. He tells about how sad it was being in charge of the electric chair ("Old Sparky""The Big Juicy" as prisoners called it) executions in the 1920's a

This book was about the Civil War and a certain hero named Stonewall Jackson. On January 21, 1824 Tom Jackson was born in a rural city in Virginia. When Tom was only 2, his father died leaving him, his three siblings, and his mother to fend for themselves. His mother made a living teaching and eventually they bought a cottage with their money and the help of charity. At the age of 7, Toms mother died and he was left with one of his rich uncles on a farm. Within a few years, both sisters and

Prejudism in To Kill A Mockingbird MR. Teacher English Course Code *Savior* July 12, 2000 Prejudism in the 1930s, down in the Southern United States, was not good. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, we see many instances of prejudism against certain groups of characters. Tom Robinson, a Negro, has been discriminated due to his skin color. Scout's father, Atticus Finch, is also being prejudized because he is defending a Negro. Prejudism is also seen with Boo Radley, a.k.a.

The Great Gatsby is an excellent embodiment of the Roaring Twenties. F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was often called the spokesman for the Jazz Age, captured the essence of this time period in what is considered to be his finest work, The Great Gatsby. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was named for his famous ancestor, Francis Scott Key, who wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner". He enrolled in St. Paul Acad