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  • Essay about Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon

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    In traditional hard-boiled American detective fiction there are many themes that seem to transcend all novels. One of those themes is the concept of power and the role in which it plays in the interaction and development of characters. More specifically, the role of women within the novels can be scrutinized to better understand the power they hold over the other characters, their own lives and the direction of the story. Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon exemplifies the varying ways in which

  • Louis Riel: A National Hero of Canada

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    "We must cherish our inheritance. We must preserve our nationality for the youth of our future. The story should be written down to pass on." (Louis Riel, 1884). Louis Riel, a man of great nature and abiding love for his western Métis heritage, is proven to be one of the most revolutionary men looked upon in the chronicles of the Dominion of Canada. In spite of this, he remains as one of the most controversial and cryptic figures throughout the course of Canadian history. A period of revolution lasting

  • How Is A Fairy Tale Different From A Juvenile Fantasy Literature Novel?

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    How is a fairy tale different from a juvenile fantasy literature novel? Many times both the fairy tale and the novel contain similar elements that make up a fairy tale, but why are they categorized differently? Is it the length of the novel compared to the fairy tale? Or is it something else? According to Crago, “A fairy tale is a narrative form which represents a society’s collective concerns with some aspect of ‘growing up,’ and it explores these concerns at the level of magical thought” (176)

  • Causes Of Colonialism In Canada

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    When looking at Canada as a whole, we often tend to overlook the past events of Indigenous groups who have suffered through Colonialism. As I read about this issue, I felt sympathy for the Indigenous peoples, as it was overwhelming for me to find out that this much discrimination has occurred in a nation as diverse and developed as Canada. Reading more about colonization helped me to make connections between the issues and topics I have learned about in class, and how they can be traced back to European

  • Consequences Of The Mark Of The Beast By Rudyard Kipling

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    Consequences Rudyard Kipling was a very well known British writer. Born on December 30th, 1865 in Bombay, India and died on January 18th, 1936 in London, England. He wrote short stories, novels, and poems throughout his lifetime, some famous and some not. He won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907. The short story, The Mark of the Beast, written by Rudyard Kipling uses conflict through the characters to prove all choices have consequences. Kipling’s parents were John and Alice Kipling. Mr. Kipling

  • Politics Before Confederation : Politics After Confederation

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    Politics Before Confederation Now that we have seen Cartier’s part in the rebellions of 1837, it’s time to move on to what happened after, leading up to Confederation. After George Etienne Cartier returned from exile to Vermont in 1839, he started practicing law again in Montreal(Sweeny). He even teamed up with one of his brothers who also practiced law, as I mentioned before(Bonenfant). Some of the people who he worked for during this time included the Sulpician Order, who he had close ties with

  • Causes Of Residential Schools

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    was the cause of having residential schools made?  Who did the native people wrong to deserve such discriminatory and harsh treatment? To begin with, we have the causes for the government to open residential schools. It all began with Sir John A. Macdonald who funded residential schools because he thought that the aboriginal people were not civilized enough to live in a modern society. The government, wanted aboriginal people to learn how to read and write because they thought the aboriginals were

  • Sir John Alexander Macdonald Essay examples

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    Sir John A. Macdonald was one of Canada's founding fathers. He is most remembered as being Canada's first Prime Minister, running the government from July 1, 1867 until November 5, 1873. Macdonald would become Prime Minister once again on October 17, 1878 and would stay in this position until June 6,1891. While he was leader of the country he faced his own share of political obstacles, including Confederation, the Metis rebellion and threats of an American he is among the greatest leaders Canada

  • The Manifestation of Pride in The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

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    tourists do humble themselves, become transformed into marvelously real beings, and remain in heaven. But most don't, about which the great Scottish author George MacDonald, Lewis' heavenly guide, says, “They may not be rejecting the truth of heaven now. They may be reenacting the rejection they made while on earth”. George MacDonald the narrator/teacher, from whom Lewis

  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Scottish Architecture. Essay

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    interested in architecture as a profession from an early age, and, at the age of sixteen secured an apprenticeship with John Hutchison. In order to complete his apprenticeship, he enrolled in the Glasgow School of Art in 1884, where he met Margaret MacDonald, an artist and his future wife. Due to poor health, Mackintosh often spent weekends in the country-side, sometimes travelling with Herbert McNair, a friend who worked at the architect’s firm of Honeyman and Keppie, (where

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