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  • Theme Of Personal Identity In The Kite Runner

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    The Development of Personal Identity in the Protagonists of The Kite Runner and Mister Pip Discussions about the nature of personal identity are often based on the belief that identity is the result of our moral values, which subsequently inform our actions and colour our experiences. Moral values, however, are never created in a void, but are themselves a reaction to specific events that in leaving their mark on us, have influenced us in some way. What could some of these influences be? In this

  • Mister Watts of Great Expectations

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    “He was whatever he needed to be, what we asked him to be... a teacher, a magician, a savior, a life.” (245) Mister Watts is one of the central focuses of the story along with Dolores, Matilda’s mother. The two characters are polar opposites in the way they make their decisions and view the world. With growth comes decisiveness in which comes greater changes, the motif of choice is entwined all through the novel of Mister Pip, whether its Dolores deciding to hide the novel, “Great Expectations” from

  • English Essay - Mr Pip

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    Mister Pip written by Lloyd Jones is a novel recounted by the protagonist Matilda. Set in 1990’s Bougainville, we see Matilda begin to question her Mother’s traditional idea’s about life as a civil war rages between the rebels and the Redskins in her homeland. Mr. Watts or “Pop eye” is given the role teaching the village children, being the only educated, and consequentially, white man left on the island. He begins reading Great Expectations to the children and Matilda finds herself becoming entranced

  • Analysis Of Tom Jones 's ' Mister Pip ' Essay

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    The Development of Tension In Mister Pip, Lloyd Jones explores the ability of the creative space of literature to mediate transformations of culture and identity. Set during the Bougainville civil war in the early 1990s, the island’s sole white inhabitant, Mr Watts reopens a dilapidated schoolhouse and reads Great Expectations to the village children. Written in the first person retrospective narrative style, we witness how the villagers are caught in the military conflict just as inexorably as Matilda

  • Mister Pip Analysis

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    Jones and based on true events. It takes place on the island of Bougainville during a time where civil war, sparked by a blockade enforced by Papua New Guinea, peaked brutality as the locals attempted to protect their land against Australian mines. The novel is conveyed through the innocent 15-year-old eyes of Matilda, a local girl, featuring the mysterious character, Mr. Watts; the last white man on the island. The wartime setting of Bougainville was central to understanding the writer's purpose of

  • Prehensile Tailed Skink ( Corucia Zebrata )

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    (Corucia zebrata) The prehensile tailed skink (Corucia zebrata) is an endemic tropical squamate that is found inhabiting all major islands of the Solomon archipelago in the Southwest Pacific. It is considered to be one of the largest known skinks and has many common names such as Solomon Island skink, giant skink, monkey-tail skink, Solomon Island prehensile-tailed skink, or simply, Corucia. And just as the common name indicates, C. zebrata possesses the interesting adaptation of a prehensile

  • The Prehensile Tailed Skink ( Corucia Zebrata

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    The prehensile-tailed skink (Corucia zebrata) is an endemic tropical squamate that is found inhabiting all major islands of the Solomon Archipelago in the Southwest Pacific. It is considered to be one of the largest known skinks and has many common names such as Solomon Island skink, giant skink, monkey-tail skink, Solomon Island prehensile-tailed skink, or simply, Corucia. And just as the common name indicates, C. zebrata possesses the interesting adaptation of a prehensile tail (Vosjoli, 1993)

  • Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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    Imagine a world where complete control is in the hands of the government. Imagine a world where science, literature, religion, and even family, do not exist. Imagine a world where citizens are conditioned to accept this. This is exactly how the world is portrayed in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. The focus of the World State is on society as a whole rather than on individuals. Some characters from the novel have a harder time accepting the conditioning. Through these characters, we learn the true

  • Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

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    Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World kindles many questions about today’s social order and considers the questionable society exposed in the book. Throughout the book, Huxley presents a world much different than the one we are accustomed to. Some question whether the novel portrays a dystopian or utopian civilization. There are a variety of advantages and disadvantages of Huxley’s world paralleled to the one we live in today. Two major disadvantages considered consist of the lack of family, monogamy

  • Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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    In the book Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, the character John the Savage is brought from his homeland of Malpais to London. When he arrives he finds that this world is very different from his own. Saddened and angered by the injustice of the society, he attempts to isolate himself from the world. John the Savage’s experience of being exiled from Malpais was enriching in that it showed him the true nature of the Other Place and alienating in that he was separated from his culture and not able

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