Kate Larson

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  • The Literary Analysis Of Harriet Tubman

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    the three texts “Five Myths About Harriet Tubman” (Kate Clifford Larson), “Harriet Tubman’s Ballad” (Woody Guthrie) and a letter of commendation to Harriet Tubman (Frederick Douglass). The article, “Five Myths about Harriet Tubman” by Kate Clifford Larson, was written to let readers know of the five common myths about Tubman, and then tell the audience the truth behind the myths. The text is written in news and profile format, in which Kate Larson is talking about information about a person, which

  • The Emergence of The Musical Rent Essay

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    The Emergence of The Musical Rent The 1996 hit musical RENT stars an amazing cast, each with his/her own powerful voice. This musical, Jonathan Larson’s first produced show, has become one of the biggest things ever on Broadway. The concept of the show is nothing immaculate. RENT is a musical updating La Boheme and setting it in NYC’s East Village on Christmas Eve. In the opera, the Parisians are afflicted with tuberculosis. This plague was modified to today’s equivalent of the AIDS virus

  • Character Analysis Of Rent

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    The musical Rent was first produced in 1994 by Jonathan Larson and is loosely based on the opera La Boheme (1896) by Giacomo Puccini. This rock opera production tells the story of the lives of 8 bohemians living in Manhattan for a year. Many of the characters in Rent are pulled directly from Puccini's La Bohème. There are 8 main characters the story follows; Roger Davis, a musician who is HIV positive, Mimi Márquez, an exotic dancer and Roger's girlfriend, Mark Cohen, a Jewish filmmaker who is Roger’s

  • Isaac Storm

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    States the leading industrialized nation in the world during the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, also known as the Gilded Age? In the book, Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson the author describes how greed and corruption by the United States government ultimately leads to poor decisions after a horrific disaster in 1900 [Larson]. In addition, well-researched essays by Henry Demarest Lloyd and Emma Goldman back up Larson’s theory that the Gilded Age was actually a very dark time for the United States

  • Figurative Language In A Devil In The White City

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    rather secretive, sly, serial killer, H.H. Holmes. Larson uses figurative language, imagery, and juxtaposition throughout the entire novel to develop just how sinister natured Holmes truly is. Throughout his novel, Erik Larson uses figurative language to reference the iniquitous, hidden personality displayed in Holmes. For example, the office building where Holmes portrays his work is similar to an empty space, where the “gaslight [cannot] reach” (Larson 166) it fully, which evokes the feelings of loneliness

  • Rent: A Unique and Revolutionary Musical Essay

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    musical style and a plot like no other. The lyricist and composer of the musical Jonathan Larson did something no one would ever imagine and go outside of the box. Who would have thought of putting lesbians, gays, HIV and AIDS victims, and the life of a Bohemian into one rock and pop based musical? This struggle to survive and accomplish things makes Rent amazing. When Jonathan Larson and his friend were talking, Larson was given the idea to create a musical based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème.

  • Analysis Of The Devil In The White City

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    America, Erik Larson presents these brilliant inventions with a flourish that makes the reader feel as though he is there, experiencing the magic in person. However, despite the spellbinding descriptions and otherworldly air, the author explores a more macabre side to the story. The reader can never get too comfortable in the mystique of the Fair because lying at the end of each chapter about beauty, Larson reconstructs the White City in a different light. In the novel, Erik Larson uses diction and

  • The Devil In The White City Analysis

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    Devil in the White City, written by Erik Larson, it is a book about the events of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 that happened in Chicago. It was the perfect opportunity to display the strength of America to the world. Larson recreates the Fair with an thrilling tone, allowing us to experience its magnificence as the visitors would have in 1893. Larson describes the fair as "perfect", a "fairest dream", and "beautiful.” At the same time, Larson uses a somber tone in his descriptions of

  • Analytical Essay On The Devil In The White City

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    the Ferris Wheel, and many other novel ideas that impacted the lives of many people for generations. The beautiful fair Burnham creates provides the perfect distraction and lure for Holmes’ activities. In his novel The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson suggests that good and evil coexist in the world by using charged language, imagery and juxtaposition to show although people view the fair as a perfect dreamland immune to evil, it still lurks outside in the dark, influencing the rest of the world

  • Theme Of The Devil In The White City

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    In Erik Larson’s essay, The Devil in the White City, (2003), he investigates the way that Holmes used the World fair to lure in his victims. Erik larson establishes his ideas by developing the main characters in separate plots. Larson explains how the World Fair ended up in Chicago and how it was constructed and designed, in order to connect the fair to Holmes and show how he used it to lure in his victims. This novel was intended for anybody interested in a historic crime depicted in a narrative