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  • Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

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    of “the ectasy of speed.” E.L. Doctorow’s novel Ragtime, which has been adapted into a stage production as well, stands as an example of precisely this sort of text. There is the question of the association of the cultural, historical, and fictional characteristics of Ragtime that critic Brian Roberts has called the “central metaphor” of the novel. When put together with the cohesive historical narrative within the novel, the discussion reveals the ways in which Doctorow uses Ragtime to perform a

  • 'Ragtime' by E.L. Doctorow.

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    citizens. In Ragtime, the family of Tateh embodies these citizens. Doctorow also follows Father, a character of middle class America with a family and passion for exploration. Both of these paternal figures and their families have their share of problems to deal with, whether they have an advantage of social and ethnic background or not. The differences between these Father and Tateh, whether ethnic, social, financial, and even

  • Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow Essay

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    Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow Up until the late 1900?s, the American populace on the whole had assumed a very optimistic view of American history. Glossing over disgraceful events, emphasizing the brighter points in our history, our culture has attempted to ignore the obvious fact that we have had, and still have, our fair share of problems. In Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow unabashedly exposes some of the worst aspects of American life in our more recent history. Doctorow doesn?t hold back anything, providing

  • Billy Bathegate by EL Doctorow Essay

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    Billy Bathegate by EL Doctorow Billy Bathgate is an important American novel in it’s portrayal of one young man’s evolution from boyhood to maturity. The novel is about a fifteen year old boy that gets taken under the wing of Dutch Schultz, a 1930’s gangster trying to keep a hold of his diminishing empire. As the novel unfolds, so does the rising maturity of the tough young man introduced to us as Billy Bathgate. Billy finds himself in situations that most of us never see in our whole life

  • The Importance Of Mass Surveillance

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    Mass surveillance is a highly controversial topic. On one hand, it could be argued that mass surveillance exists for the greater good of humanity. With mass surveillance, there is always someone watching or someone capable of watching which could instil the feeling of safety for some. For, if something bad should happen, there would be evidence for such an event. This concept makes sense when you imagine ‘good’ people behind the screen, using surveillance for the selfless act of making sure others

  • We Must Make Our Parents?

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    Some people believe that as we get older, we become more and more like our parents. It begins when you notice yourself developing the annoying habits of your father, then you see it manifested through your greying hair and drooping skin, just like your mother had at this age. It’s biological, it’s unavoidable; we turn into our parents and there is nothing we can do to stop it. The way we interact with others, our beliefs and morals, our political views, and so much more about the people we become

  • Little Brother Succeeds By Cory Doctorow

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    main story in the sense that they coexist but do not affect it. This entirely ruins the purpose of including subplots, as they should intertwine with and almost become a part of the main plotline. This is where Cory Doctorow 's novel Little Brother succeeds. Throughout the novel, Doctorow focuses mainly on the story of Marcus Yallow, a high schooler living in San Francisco with gifted abilities in hacking, and his friends as he fights the manipulative government branch: The Department of

  • Ragtime American Dream

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    E.L. Doctorow’s novel Ragtime is a story involving certain characters, each trying to find his or her place in America. Doctorow focus’s on many themes throughout the novel, however, one theme that he gives to the reader from the very beginning of the novel is the American dream. Many characters throughout the novel individually take diverse journeys in order to fulfill what they might describe as “The American Dream.” Throughout Ragtime several characters venture upon momentous journeys whether

  • The Book Of Daniel Character Analysis

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    entity that has the moral right to make its own life-choices, to live its life without (unprovoked) interference from others.” (Illinois State University) So who is Daniel and how is he defined as a person? Well, throughout The Book of Daniel by E.L. Doctorow, Daniel is portrayed as a man whose rough childhood has sparked him in his adult life to victimize every single person around him, especially his wife. It also seems that Daniel is not capable of enjoying any activity that a healthy person would

  • Essay on Little Brother

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    Analytical Essay- Little Brother Power Corrupts Decisions taken by entities of higher power, only cause panic and uneasiness between the people affected. In Cory Doctorow’s novel, Little Brother, the government does not approve of those who decide to defy control and think for themselves. The actions taken by the DHS after the Bay Bridge bombing create feelings of terror amongst the citizens of San Francisco. Over the course of the story, the DHS takes precautionary measures that contribute