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Abortion In the novel Beloved by Toni Morrison, the main character, Sethe, commits a crime unthinkable and incomprehensible to most people today. She murders her own child, her own flesh and blood. The institution of slavery drove Sethe to make this drastic decision. Comparing the situations of slavery to today's society is impossible. Yet, we still see mothers killing babies (or fetuses). The issue of abortion has been a constant in our society for years. Is the emotional struggle to

Reading of Handmaid The Handmaids Tale presents a futuristic society in which men and women do not have an emotional relationship. They need one another only for procreation. Men are represented as powerful and self-sufficient. Women are relegated to the position of servants. The intricacies of this society are examined through the characters of Offred and the Commander. By describing their daily lives, Atwood suggests that there are underlying problems in the Republic of Gilead relatio

The racism factor during sixties in the United States of America was huge. To the American people, the black people had only one purpose and that was as slaves. But we know now that the only difference between black and white people is color. The writing on this essay is black. Does that mean I am racist? Does this mean the color red is better than the color blue just because it looks different? That is for you to decide. In the Heat of the Night, takes place in the southern states in the si

Moby Dick Innocent or Evil? By Kevin Cook Can the lust for revenge, wealth, or power be so strong in a person that they become so enthralled by this lust that they become a madman? This question could not be more fully answered, nor better demonstrated by the behavior of the captain of the whaling ship, "The Peqoud", in Herman Melville's book, Moby Dick. Captain Ahab becomes so obsessed with killing the whale, Moby Dick, that he becomes utterly insane with tracking it down. The banefu

Reading Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel, Brave New World, is a chilling adventure through his prophetic dream of western democracies. Since its publication in 1932, it has been somewhat blotted out by 1984, George Orwell's dystopia about the future of Marxist despotism; however, in America at least, the present much more closely resembles what Huxley wrote about. Huxley sets his cautionary novel 600 years in the future, but experts agree that it is approaching years ahead of that estimate. Bra

As intended by the author, Mary Shelley, the novel Frankenstein falls under the category of fiction know as Gothic or Horror. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, Gothic Novels are defined as: "Of or relating to a style of fiction that emphasizes the grotesque, mysterious, and desolate." Therefore, Shelley's work would fit this bill. Frankenstein is very much full of the horrible elements that make up mankind and his society. In addition to conforming to the load that many gothic

In the novel 1984, the author George Orwell has created the ultimate "anti-utopia"; a world in which there were no personal rights, poor living conditions, and everything was controlled by hatred. Despite the feelings of horror the reader may feel toward the protagonists, Winston and Julia, they have to take a more in-depth look at the novel, its meaning and the author Orwell himself, to truly understand it. Orwell has created a satirical version of the society in which he wrote the

Childhood: How Cruel it is It is all around us, on television mostly. More often of not it will appear on a Talk show of ill repute. "I was abused as a child, therefore I am the way I am." It is popular to admit to childhood traumas and talk about them on a stage in front of strangers with millions of viewers watching from their living rooms; However, in literature it is less common. In particular authors rarely examine the childhood woes of little girls. In the book Cat's Eye, Marg

Huck's Morals and Changes In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main character Huck Finn undergoes many moral changes. In the beginning of the book, Huck is wild and carefree, playing jokes and tricks on people and believing them all to be hilarious. When Huck's adventures grow to involve more people and new moral questions never before raised, you can tell that he has started to change. By the time the book is almost over, people can see a drastic change in Huck'

In "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain, Huck considers himself to be an ignorant fool, and an over all bad person that should be looked down upon. However, through out his story, without ever realizing it, Huck manages to live through many incredible adventure, and commit selfless acts that would consider him to be a true hero. It could even be taken to the extent that Huck Finn lived a more down to earth version of Homer's "Odyssey." After all, they are both stories of a reliab