Mr. Sammler's Planet

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  • Jewish Experience in "The Painted Bird" and "Mr. Sammler's Planet"

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    society for thousands of years, and yet the people of this faith are still present in today's world. To understand why Saul Bellows and Jerzy Kosinski wrote Mr. Sammler's Planet and The Painted Bird, the reader must understand the reality of the suffering inflicted upon the Jewish people. Without this understanding, the themes of

  • Mark Twain And Saul Bellow

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    Humor in the works of Mark Twain and Saul Bellow The inclusion of humor in writings is one of the essential factors that every author should incorporate for the success of their works. The writings or rather novels with flashes of humor tend to do well in the market for the readers as compared to other writings which are purely comic fictions or without incorporation of humors. Humor facilitate in reader identification, assign positive traits to characters, convey character relationships, delight

  • Literary Themes and Symbols of the Holocaust

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    Literary Themes and Symbols of the Holocaust Although Holocaust literature focuses on a specific period in world history, it also contains some common themes and symbols that help to define this era. The butterfly, for instance, is a symbol for the ephemeral lives of Holocaust children. A child, Pavel Friedman, wrote a poem titled "The Butterfly" during his time in a concentration camp. Since then, the butterfly has been a Holocaust theme for the large number of children who did not survive. A

  • Brief Survey of American Literature

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    Brief Survey of American Literature 1. Beginnings to 1700 Great mixing of peoples from the whole Atlantic basin Bloody conflicts between Native Americans (or American Indians) and European explorers and settlers who had both religious and territorial aspirations - Native American oral literature / oral tradition - European explorers’ letters, diaries, reports, etc., such as Christopher Columbus’s letters about his voyage to the “New world”. - Anglo (New England) settlers’ books, sermons