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  • The American Gothic in The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

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    new genre of literature in America; the American Gothic. Already a popular genre in Europe, this new strain of literature in America arose to create a rather abrupt contrast to the Enlightenment foundations upon which American was born. Instead of concerning subjects of liberty and "the pursuit of happiness"; key elements of the American dream, American Gothic literature "embodies and gives voice to the dark nightmare that is the underside of 'the American dream'" (Savoy, 2003, pg. 167) Although

  • Native American Women in The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

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    women from Anglican descents that are seized by Native Americans, a genre that was enormously popular in the US at the turn of the 17th century. A defining work of American literature that presented accounts of Indian barbarity, the gallantry and superiority of white male settlers, and the helplessness of white women in need of protection and rescue. Correspondingly, Madeline Usher, the entombed sister from Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic “The Fall of the House of Usher” is presented as a bawling woman

  • Fall Of American Cinema

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    surpassing European industries that were struggling economically and in other ways post-war. “Mass Culture and Sovereignty: The American Challenge to European Cinemas, 1920-1960*”, by Victoria de Grazia, displays European and American history of cinema, and specifically the reason behind Americas rise to the top. de Grazia explains one of the main reasonings behind the fall of cinema in Europe was due to the effects the war had on European countries. While European countries took a hit finically because

  • Comparing Gothic Elements in Fall of the House of Usher, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Ligeia, and American Sl

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    Comparing Gothic Elements in Fall of the House of Usher, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Ligeia, and American Slave Gothic literature has a number of conventions, including evils of horror, present of light and dark, suggestions of the supernatural, and dark and exotic localities such as castles and crumbling mansions (American). Violence in gothic literature never occurs just for the sake of violence; there is always a moral dilemma (Clarke 209). By going the extremes, a gothic author is able to accentuate

  • The Fall Of The American Dream

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    Kevin Cui Ms. Conlon CP English 11 20 September 2015 The Fall of The American Dream As the phenomenal politician Bernie Sanders once said, “For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.” In the novel The Great Gatsby, written by Scott Fitzgerald, the “American Dream” plays a crucial role in the plot. Gatsby devotes his life to accomplish his American Dream which consists of wealth and Daisy’s love. But is the American Dream actually what it seems to be? Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald utilizes

  • Every Fall, Americans Are Excited By The Return Of Cooler

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    Every fall, Americans are excited by the return of cooler weather, changing leaves, seasonal lattes, and the endless possibilities for Halloween costume choices. Whether it be for attending a party, going trick or treating, or just handing out candy, a majority of Americans choose to dress up and celebrate the holiday. Choosing a Halloween costume used to be an untroubled task, yet it has become an increasingly difficult decision in recent years. In times of an “easily offended society,” choosing

  • Fall Of American Power

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    nations to want to follow on its path or at least stay close to it as allies. However, this image of America’s power has been slightly taking a shift. It was during the Great Recession’s aftermath that doubt began to surface about the lasting of the American power in the international

  • The Rise And Fall Of The American Dream

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    8, 2015 The Rise and Fall of the American Dream United States writer and historian, James Truslow Adams, once defined the American Dream as a life “better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement,” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. Both The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, tell the story of a man and his experiences as he embarks on his pursuit of the American Dream. However, as the

  • The Rise and Fall of American Hegemony

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    The rise and fall of US hegemony A Review of Some Related Literature Table of contents ABSTRACT 1 MAIN PAPER I. INTRODUCTION 2 II. EMPIRICAL LITERATURE REVIEW 3 III. DISCUSSION 7 IV. CONCLUSION 11 REFERENCES   ABSTRACT Scholars like Johan Galtung, Robert Gilpin and Noam Chomsky greatly influenced the background ideas of this paper. Most of the cases the author argues come and are mostly based from the books of the said scholars. Galtung discusses

  • The Fall of the Ideal American in American Pastoral Essay

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    It is not so much that Philip Roth disagrees with the concept of the American dream; he simply does not wish to buy into the myth of it all. In American Pastoral Roth laments the loss of innocence, as exemplified by both Seymour Levov, the protagonist, and Nathan Zuckerman, the narrator. Both grew up in an idyllic Jewish Newark neighborhood, both being the sons of Jewish parents. The separation of their commonality came at a young age, when Zuckerman began to idolize the golden boy of the neighborhood

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