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  • The Reader Essay

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    individual undergoes a traumatic situation, the ramifications of these actions seep into an individualfs psyche unknowingly. In effect this passes through memory and becomes sub-consciously buried within a personfs behavioural patterns generally. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink explores the concept of a young mans subconscious desire for a woman whom he gcanft remember to forgeth (1Memento) as she is so deeply inlaid within his soul. Critically acclaimed as gA formally beautiful, disturbing, and

  • Essay on A Kinder Reader

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    A Kinder Reader When one thinks of stories that improve us as human beings, Aesop’s Fables comes to mind, not the dark, dank, heroin‑laced world of Mohsin Hamid’s Moth Smoke. But, reading is like fashion, and one man’s cherished plaid pants are another man’s horror. Not all fiction can directly dole out moral advice, such as Jane Austen’s warnings about the dangers of hasty judgment in Pride and Prejudice, but almost all fiction can proffer tales that at the very least expand our range

  • An Easy Reader Reflection

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    Easy Reader Reflection Essay Aly Daniels Composing an easy reader has helped me understand the genre because before this project I did not realize all of the stipulations and rules that are required in order for the book to be considered an easy reader. When my group began to work on this assignment, we thought that it would be relatively easy and straightforward. However, when we got together we realized that we had not followed a lot of the regulations needed in order for our book to be an easy

  • Controlled Reader Essay

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    to elicit a desired response from the reader, for there are two types of readers an author must consider: the implied reader and the actual reader. The implied reader is “assumed and created by the work itself” whereas, the actual reader brings his/her own experiences to the text and thus each reader takes away a different message from a text (MacMannus, para 1). Du Bois's narrative, “A Mild Suggestion”, attempts to ensure a certain response, from the reader, by including a description of the passengers'

  • What Is The Distinction Between A Carnal Reader And A Courtly Reader?

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    #1: The distinction between a Carnal reader and a Courtly reader is first, a Carnal reader takes little responsibility in caring for their books. Essentially, they see a book as a container, that carries words and phrases in a specific sequence. They only care for the words, so they mistreat the container by bending it, scratching it, and other forms of eradicating the container. They continue to use it to store the words. As for Courtly readers, they treat the book as if it was a living newborn

  • Theme Of Guilt In The Reader

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    The Perpetual Guilt of the Holocaust Displayed by Hanna Schmitz and Michael Berg in The Reader by Bernhard Schlink The theme of guilt is portrayed by both Michael Berg and Hanna Schmitz in The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. Hanna has a lot of guilt for her role in the Holocaust. She also has guilt for what she does to Michael and because she is illiterate. Michael’s guilt stems from what he knows about Hanna’s past and also what Hanna blames him for and pushes onto him during their relationship. The

  • What Are The Weaknesses Of The Reader

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    One such story is seen in Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader. One of The Reader’s main theme and arguably most important is illiteracy. The idea of illiteracy in the novel however is not just literal but also has other implications as well. The use of illiteracy is not only for its literal sense but also for

  • Good Readers Good Writers

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    Nabokov: Providing a Flood and Lifeboat In Nabokov’s 1948 “Good Readers and Good Writers,” the reader has the opportunity to view the possibilities of a beautiful collision of a major reader and a major writer. This piece discusses reading and writing: skills that have become standardized and slightly devalued as education has advanced. Literacy has become so expected that little thought is put into what defines a good reader or writer; Nabokov tackles this idea head on. Nabokov’s intention

  • Effectiveness Of Stylistics On The Reader. Stylistics Are

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    Effectiveness of Stylistics on the Reader Stylistics are used in writing to set various pieces of literature apart, while also determining the effectiveness said literature has on the reader. The novels Such is My Beloved and By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept both involve the concepts of sex and religion, but are each enjoyed by different groups of readers, Factors that highlight these differences include the point of view which story is told from, the word choice by the author, and the

  • Why Readers Disagree Analysis

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    In the essay Why Readers Disagree, Tim Parks suggests that art does not exist, for people only consider objects as art by whether it can relate to their perception shaped within their particular communities. Parks stated in his essay that "when writing reviews I have occasionally used this kind of approach to help me get a fix on writer". The kind of approach Parks stated in the quote means Parks’ approach to the readers on whether the readers would break the conventional moral rule. Breaking the