Term Papers on Book Reports
Racial Formation Essay
Number of words: 1488 - Number of pages: 6
.... people’s ideas of the “rules of racial classification” and gives them a foundation for their own racial identity. This in turn forces us into a racialized social structure where race becomes “common sense” (59), where we can comprehend and explain the relationships and workings of the world. This attempt to explain their definition of race, this racial project, leads to the claim that racism is complex and difficult to understand, starting first with the argument that racism is neither “biological” nor an “illusion”.
It was in the 18th and 19th century th .....
Boys Life: Techniques Used To Develop Loss Of Innocence
Number of words: 910 - Number of pages: 4
.... getting attacked by the bees or who might be
hurt. Cory loses a lot of respect for his grandfather when he realized
that he left everyone for his own safety. This taught Cory that people
cared more about themselves before anyone else's safety.
The author uses magical realism many times throughout the novel.
When Cory and his friends do their annual ritual at the end of the summer,
they pretend to fly with their dogs (pg. 187). They do this at the
beginning of the summer because it shows the innocence and magic that they
begin to lose. It also shows that t .....
The Reasons For Walter Mitty's Daydream
Number of words: 924 - Number of pages: 4
.... "'The Old Man'll get us through'" (Thurber 63). Mitty is brought back from this daydream by his wife's voice, as she says, "'Not so fast! You're driving too fast! . . . What are you driving so fast for?'" Here the reader sees the sharp contrast between the daydream and real life.
In the daydream, Mitty has the full respect and admiration of the passengers of his imaginary hydroplane. In real life, his only passenger, his wife, scolds him for not driving properly. This contrast between the competent man of the daydream and the incompetent man of real .....
All Quiet On The Western Front: Ramifications Of War
Number of words: 514 - Number of pages: 2
.... would see and encounter. They did not realize that they would see "…coffins and corpses lie strewn about…" [Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front (Ballantine Books, 1982), p. 71.] The war would change them permanently, and unfortunately, they did not realize this until they were actually faced with its brutality. They began to realize that "…a broken arm is better than a hole in the guts, and many a man would be thankful enough for such a chance of finding his home way again." [Remarque, p. 52] When new recruits came to the front and witnes .....
George Orwells 1984
Number of words: 1490 - Number of pages: 6
.... Ingsoc changes it's political alliance with either Eastasia or Eurasia, it is Winston's job to change the records; to change the past.
The political party of Oceania is INGSOC, which is otherwise known as English Socialism. The government monitors the lives of the citizens through technological means to insure loyalty through surveillance, propaganda and brainwashing. The Party, as the government is known, goes so far as to control the people's thoughts and ideas. They have even replaced English with Newspeak, the language of the party. By removing meaning an .....
Rollin Down The River: The Uniting Of Theme And Plot In Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
Number of words: 1387 - Number of pages: 6
.... and injustice
of society develops along with the adventures that Huck and Jim have. The
ugly reflection of society we see should make us question the world we live
in, and only the journey down the river provides us with that chance.
Throughout the book we see the hypocrisy of society. The first character
we come across with that trait is Miss Watson. Miss Watson constantly
corrects Huck for his unacceptable behavior, but Huck doesn't understand
why, "That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when
they don't know nothing about it" (2). .....
Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets - Innocence Vs. Experience
Number of words: 441 - Number of pages: 2
.... exists as the sole example of innocence in the Bowery. Her parents
drunken rages and constant fighting are tragic representations of the
horrors of experience. Her brother Jimmie is the epitome of experience,
driving his horses through the city and trampling any innocence upon which
they come. He cannot understand how Maggie could possibly remain innocent
surrounded by the filth of his world. Maggie seeks only escape from the
Bowery but doesn't wish to become as her family. She latches onto Pete as
a symbol of maturity and success who can both appreci .....
A Lesson Before Dying
Number of words: 962 - Number of pages: 4
.... Not bitter at all"; this is the first instance in which Jefferson breaks his somber barrier and shows emotions. At that point he became a man, not a hog. As far as the story tells, he never showed any sort of emotion before the shooting or after up until that point. A hog can't show emotions, but a man can. There is the epiphany of the story, where Mr. Wiggins realizes that the purpose of life is to help make the world a better place, and at that time he no longer minds visiting Jefferson and begins becoming his friend. Mr. Wiggins' relationship with his Aunt de .....