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  • Corruption as a Consequence of Colonialism - as portrayed in Achebe’s The African Trilogy

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    Corruption as a Consequence of Colonialism - as portrayed in Achebe’s The African Trilogy All quotations are taken from the 1988 Picador edition of Chinua Achebe’s The African Trilogy " He has put a knife on all the things that held us together and we have fallen apart" (Things Fall Apart, 145) The things that held the Igbo tribe together were their close bonds of clan kinship, unified allegiance to their gods, and their democratic society. These were the very things that the English set out

  • Shaping Identity in William Gibson's Neuromancer Essay

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    Shaping Identity in William Gibson's Neuromancer The number “one” is not a thing. Math has no definitive reality. Numbers are a social construct, a system of symbols designed to express the abstractions through which properly developed societies explain aspects of reality. It follows that, as humanity seeks to understand more of what it is to exist, bigger numbers are needed. Soon, we need machines to understand the numbers. Society plants a base on information technology, efficiency, and

  • Families Portrayed In Roddy Doyles Books Essays

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    Families Portrayed In Roddy Doyle's Books      Why do we hear so much about family these days? Perhaps it is because relationships between family members are assumed to be the prototype for all other social relations. In the novels, The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van, Roddy Doyle shows his support of the family as an institution. Each character demonstrates strength and direction within the family unit. However, when the stability of the family is threatened, each

  • Analysis Of The Book ' Neuromancer ' By William Gibson

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    Neuromancer, is a novel written by William Gibson in 1984, the story follows the experiences of Henry Dorsett Case, a talented console cowboy (hacker), who’s lifestyle dramatically changed once he was caught stealing from his employer. As a punishment, he was given a Russian mycotoxin that damaged his nervous system, rendering him unable to hack into cyberspace again. Case meets Armitage, his future employer who can fix is nervous system which will allow him to return back into cyber space, but on

  • The Most Important Of Writers Developed With A New Type Of Fictional Writing

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    American Modernist writers experimented with a new type of fictional writing in the 1920’s through the 1930’s during and after the war. One of the most important of these writers was John Dos Passos. Dos Passos was a creative novelist where in his writing he analyzed his love/hate relationship with the traditions of American life and consistently questioned the American dream (Wagner-Martin). His full name was John Roderigo Dos Passos. He was born on January 14th, 1896 in Chicago Illinois. His father

  • Guilt in Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

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    Guilt is the regret one experiences when they realise their action was not appropriate according to a lawful or moral standard. In Fifth Business, by Robertson Davies, guilt was a major theme and was essential throughout the novel. Davies used the three main characters, Dunstan Ramsay, Boy Staunton, and Paul Dempster to illustrate the different effects of Mrs. Dempster’s incident. The way one is raised, the key disciplines they have developed and their way of thinking reflects how they deal with

  • Reflevant : A Servant Contrivant

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    that instant you have established the master and servant relation. Of course it could be reversed, by you asking a friend to hand you something, you make them your “servant” for that simple task. In Jonathan Stroud’s first book in his Bartimaeus trilogy, Stroud entertains us through this story by introducing young Nathaniel who lives in a world of magic. In the story, Stroud shows how having an undependable master could make the “servant” go through wrong paths, shows a comical relationship between

  • Bartimaeus Sequence Essay

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    The Bartimaeus Sequence is a series of magical, fantasy and alternate history novels byJonathan Stroud the British novelist. First intended to be a trilogy, the first novel in the series The Ring of Solomon was published in 2003 followed by two more titles in 2004 and 2006 and a prequel in 2010. The lead character Bartimaeus from whose name the series is named is a five millennia old djinn with a reluctant and boisterous spirit. The novels are about Nathaniel a teenage magician who learning magic

  • Fifth Business Character Analysis

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    The impact of childhood events determines one’s character in the course of one’s life. This is particularly true in the life of the principal characters of Robertson Davies’ Fifth Business, where one incident, the throwing of a snowball, decides the future of Boy, Dunstan, and Paul. Whether or not a person can move beyond his past has a profound effect on individuals as they age. In the novel, psychological well-being during childhood development is one of the central themes that shapes the characters

  • Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis Essay

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    Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis In the year 1625, Francis Bacon, a famous essayist and poet wrote about the influences of fear on everyday life. He stated, “Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other” (Essays Dedication of Death). Clearly, external surroundings affect perceptions of fear as well as human nature in general. Although C.S. Lewis published the novel, Out of the Silent Planet, over three