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    Individualism is upholding behavior or beliefs that are divergent from mainstream standards. Furthermore, the relationship between the individual and the community is one of constant turmoil because the community’s obstinance in considering new ideas is in direct conflict to the individual’s tendency to dismiss conformity. An English autobiography from the late-medieval era, The Book of Margery Kempe, delineates the author as an outlier within the community due to her outlandish Christian practices

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    You and You

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    he collapse of one of the world’s most striking and original game studios in late 1998 came as a shock to the industry. The precise circumstances of its collapse remain a mystery, but one fact remains. In an enigmatic 1992 press conference, Simon Bertucci used the phrase as he hinted at the development of a gaming technology well beyond the current state of the art. Following his death later that year, no notes or working prototype were found. Its lasting legacy includes four major game franchises:

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    journalist, Lev Grossman. Grossman was born in 1969 and grew up in Lexington, MA, to English professors, which essentially inspired him to become the writer he is today. From his childhood, adolescence, to his college years he read a lot and eventually gained a career in writing, his passion. The first novel of his that was published was called, “Warp” in 1997, followed by “Codex” in 2004, which was an international sensation. Interspersed with his career in writing successful novels, Grossman has been

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    Criticism by Imprisonment

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    Francis Scott Fitzgerald and Edith Wharton authored novels that take place in America around the beginning of the nineteenth century. In both This Side of Paradise and The House of Mirth, the authors paint the protagonists as imprisoned. This is a criticism of the society that they live in and is represented in the authors’ use of imagery, characterization, and the motif of social standing. Wharton uses a great deal of imagery to reflect Lily Bart as imprisoned, while Fitzgerald uses less imagery

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    tragic but tell readers the fate of the characters. Realist novels have plausible events, with cause and effect in their stories — what the characters desire and the consequences they receive because of that. Realism in the novel, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, was clearly shown through Lily Bart's character with its ironic ending that had both her fall and rise as a character. She was known for her beauty in the novel; she made various mistakes in the process of entering the high social status.

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    Life is pink, or so says Louis Armstrong’s version of Edith Piaf’s beautiful French song, La Vie En Rose. Plato is arguably the most famous philosopher from Ancient Greece. The Symposium, one of Plato’s most famous works, is a brilliant piece of literature centered on a group of men telling their own versions of what they believe to be Love. The Goddess of Love however, is the main focus of Plato’s work more so than the act of actually being in love. This becomes the men’s main focal point for the

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    Many times in people’s lives they are faced with big decisions that revolve around two ideas of success, following the rules and securing their future within their society, or going outside their comfort zone to purse their dreams. In Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, Ethan wants to have a secure future in his town but desires a more intellectual profession and passionate spouse. There is a sense of stability in having a reliable job, likeability, and a perception by other as well off. In Ethan Frome this

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    Throughout the novel, the author’s voice appears to criticize the empty morals of Old New York, where she once belonged. With refined use of irony, Wharton explored the established social order that prevented individuals to deviate from the traditional structure. The novel’s Archer Newland is one who failed to break “through barriers of convention” and can’t escape “steely embrace of the tribe” (Auchincloss 44). Despite being the protagonist, Archer fails to break away from the tight-knit group

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    responsibility in any of the main characters from the beginning of their lives paralyzes their decision making process-- they simply exist and do what is their duty. Trilling’s aspect that Frome was a morally inadequate man is a valid fact affirmed by Edith Wharton’s provided background of him; the idea that he was unable to make choices and is only capable of enduring can be proven inaccurate with

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    Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence “I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.” These eternal words spoken in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather reflect the importance and prevalence of family allegiances. These allegiances transcend many different cultures, societies and environments. Every society has its own “Fredo”: the social outcast whose decisions make him or her the center of attention in society, and whose family allegiances complicate everything. We can

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