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The Good Earth and Nectar in a Sieve Comparisons The Good Earth and Nectar in a Sieve were two very different novels. One was about a family in India under Hindu beliefs. The other was about a family in China that followed Buddhist beliefs. Both books share similar ideas. Although this is the case, the books have some unlike ideas. In Nectar in a Sieve and The Good Earth, three things are compared: weddings, duties of wives, and treatment of children. Weddings in a Hindu soci

Stereotyping in Ivanhoe Since the beginning of time, communication has been a huge part of the human race. One of the many ways to communicate is through literature. Authors use their words to express their ideas and feelings. There are many different types of literature that exist, and for almost any interest. Throughout the years, new and different types of literature were, are, used to entertain and educate the people of that time. One of the great types of literature is the romantic n

Voltaire's Candide is a novel which contains conceptual ideas and at the same time is also exaggerated. Voltaire offers sad themes disguised by jokes and witticism, and the story itself presents a distinctive outlook on life. The crucial contrast in the story deals with irrational ideas as taught to Candide about being optimistic, versus reality as viewed by the rest of the world. The main theme which is presented throughout the novel is optimism. Out of every unfortunate situation in the

Edith Wharton uses imagery in the novel Ethan Frome. Her use of imagery enhances the theme and reading experience of the novel. Her use of imagery vividly compares and contrasts Mattie and Zeena, the two women in Ethan's life. Mattie Silver is Zeena's cousin who comes to live with the Fromes. Mattie is the equivalent of modern-day maid, because she cooks and maintains the Frome household. Wharton describes Mattie as being a lively and happy young woman, before her suicide attempt tha

Throughout the novel, The Great Gatsby, many characters played their roles as either using another person or people, or being used by people. Tom and Daisy are guilty of being users in this novel. Nick, George Wilson, Myrtle Wilson are all victims of being used by others. Gatsby seems to fit into both of these categories, meaning that he was a user, and was also used. Tom and Daisy were both users in The Great Gatsby. A line that exemplifies what the lived for is a quote from Nick Carraway,

Guilt and remorse are two prevalent forces that haunt the characters in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. People throughout that play change significantly as a result of the deaths of many key figures. Remorse comes about within the hearts of many characters in the play and has a drastic impact on the entire Salem community. Many characters feel guilt and remorse. Reverend John Hale, Abigail Williams, and Reverend Parris felt this guilty conscience, this remorse about what they had all done. R

Jay Gatsby from Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Don Quixote from Cervantes' Don Quixote de la Mancha were two quite disillusioned men. They were both perplexed in a self-constructed world of heroism and fantasy alternating into reality. Don Quixote was a dreamer, one who beyond all enjoyed a good adventure. Jay Gatsby was also a dreamer who believed that he could "Repeat the past, of course"(111). Collectively they were too pre-occupied with their own fantastic image to fathom reality. Fo

Doesn't everyone like something for free? Well Napster is the thing for them. You can get free music in your own home. It's like having your own radio show in your house. You pick what song you want to listen to, when you want to listen to it. All you need is a computer. Napster is a computer program where you can download music from the Internet. It's like a big community of people sharing music with each other. It costs nothing. You just search for the songs of your choice. I believe

"Lolita" is an impressive and complex novel that allows its author, Vladimir Nabokov, to create a believable and realistic central character in the shape of Humbert Humbert. He appears to introduce Humbert as cruel and evil man, yet, almost touching. An enchanting figure that begs for the reader's sympathy. Nabokov skilfully manipulates the reader into feeling sympathy for both Humbert and the object of his affections - Lolita. This is indeed an incredible task for the author to achieve in s

Mersault is notified by mail that his mother has died, though he is not sure of the exact date. He notes that the entire funeral moved so fast and deliberately that he remembers nothing except a comment of the nurse and the image of Perez crying. Upon waking up from his 12 hour sleep, Meursault realizes that it is Saturday and that he will receive a total of four days off from work. He notices how the apartment was too big with Mama gone and so he has only kept up what is necessary for his daily