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Runes: Clues to Uncovering the Past - Runes: Clues to Uncovering the Past The runic alphabet is an ancient Germanic alphabet that was used throughout Northern Europe, Scandinavia, the British Isles, and Iceland from the first century C.E. well into the Middle Ages. This alphabet, used by the Anglo-Saxons and shared with other Germanic peoples, was brought to England at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions . While runes enjoyed widespread usage among the peoples of the area, there is no concrete agreement as to the origin of this writing system....   [tags: Linguistics] 948 words
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Genetic Evidence Reveals Clues to Roots of Bipolar Disorder - Genetic Evidence Reveals Clues to Roots of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a disorder characterized by periods of mania alternating with periods of depression, usually interspersed with relatively long intervals of normal mood (bipolar 2010). Bipolar can be a very debilitating psychological disorder, characterized by erratic and extreme changes in ones personality. An individual with bipolar may experience weeks or months of depression with alternating periods of mania, at which point the person may become hyperactive, irritable, restless and experience a rush thoughts and ideas....   [tags: Psychology]
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Fifty JFK Conspiracy Clues - FIFTY JFK CONSPIRACY CLUES The "Rosetta Stone" of the JFK Assassination is the famous photograph, by James "Ike" Altgens, which was taken about one second after the throat wound of JFK, since it is the only photo in the public files that shows a motorcycle escort cop next to the limousine during the final 30 seconds. Many Zapruder Film frames were "blocked" by a Freeway sign and some Z-frame lines move, upwards, near the final shot and hide something with the frame lines. Therefore, if you cross-reference the following photos to each other by time and by angles, you may conclude, as I have, that the Stemmons Freeway Sign was moved or added to the Zapruder Film to censor the action near th...   [tags: Politics Government John Fitzgerald Kennedy] 4994 words
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Nuns Offer Clues to Alzheimer's Disease - Pam Belluck’s article entitled “Nuns Offer Clues to Alzheimer’s and Aging” focuses on the lives of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and a scientific experiment called the Nun Study. The Nun Study intends to find clues and answers about who gets Alzheimer’s disease and why. For fifteen years, these nuns have been tested on their ability to memorize, their strength, and even their genes have been analyzed. Dr. Snowdon’s research has theorized that a positive emotional state of mind earlier in life may lead to a longer, healthier life....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays] 934 words
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Forensic Science: Blood Spatter Analyst - Blood Spatter Analyst Forensic science is a key aspect of Criminal Justice that helps rid the streets of lunatics and murderers. One of the most important fields of forensic science is blood spatter analysis. Under the Crime Scene Investigation, analysts gather the information that could eventually lead to a victim’s killer. Basic and complex information can be found when analyzing blood. We can learn what kind of weapon was used, the time of death of a victim and other important facts that can help a case....   [tags: criminal justice, investigators, clues]
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Description, Visual and Auditory Clues, and Imagery in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, By Hemingway - Description, Visual and Auditory Clues, and Imagery in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place "Each night I am reluctant to close up because there may be some one who needs the café (251)." The waiter who speaks these words, in a Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway, realizes that his café is more than just a place to eat and drink. The main character of this story is an elderly, deaf man who spends every evening at the same café until it closes. Setting is used to help the reader understand the old man's loneliness and the comfort he receives from the café....   [tags: A Clean Well-Lighted Place Essays] 504 words
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The Effects of Watching TV on Babies - During the first two years of an infant’s life, their sensorimotor attributes are significant in cognitive developments (Berk, 2011). While still adapting to the world itself, the exposure of television might be too difficult for babies to digest all at once as each scene goes from five to eight seconds (Pantley, 2004). Ironically, it was noted that in the United States, approximately 74 percent of children under the age of twenty four months watch television (Rideout, Vandewater, & Wartella, 2003)....   [tags: blue's clues, sesame street, tv programs]
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The Illuminati - When people talk about the Illuminati, they are talking about the most secretive, powerful, wealthiest, influential, sneakiest, manipulated, greediest people on the earth. It was a group formed in Germany 1776 in order to rule the world with their wealth and power (“Illuminati” 1). Recently it has been on everyone’s mind, but why. It is being exposed more and more every day. They are trying to take over our nation. “The infamous Illuminati secret society has remained the focus of so-called ‘conspiracy theorists’ for hundreds of years....   [tags: Conspiracy Theories, Clues In Movies]
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Features of British Mystery School Writing Illustrated in Agatha Christie's Cat Among the Pigeons - Published in 1959, Cat Among the Pigeons is described as one of Agatha Christie’s most memorable novels. The story begins in Ramat amidst a political revolution, where Jennifer Sutcliffe’s uncle, Bob Rawlinson, is entrusted with precious jewels. Yet he soon meets his death and no one is the wiser about what has become of the jewels. Months later, his niece among with many other students, return for the summer term at the prestigious girls’ school, Meadowbank. However, it soon becomes apparent there is a killer in their midst with the murder of two of the mistresses....   [tags: Agatha Christie, Cat Among the Pigeons] 1763 words
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The Multicursal and Rhizome Labyrinths as Metaphors for Detection - When referring to labyrinths, Kolter states that there are usually three types that are widely considered: The unicursal maze, the multicursal or mannerist maze, and the rhizome or network maze. The first type poses no challenge to the individual traversing its pathways because it consists of a single pathway that leads to a centre and then further on to an exit. The second type creates more of a challenge as it is made up of numerous pathways, many of which lead to dead ends, but there is only one correct pathway leading to the exit; however, this maze is one which can be successfully navigated through trial and error....   [tags: labyrinths, maze, pathways, deduction]
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Dr Watson as the Narrator of The Hound of the Baskervilles - Analyse the use of Dr Watson as the narrator of The Hound of the Baskervilles In this essay I am going to examine how Dr Watson is used as a narrator during the story of "The Hound of the Baskervilles". I will do this by talking about which character's personality is best suited, their ability at detective work and comparing other points. The novel was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was born in 1859. The book was published around 1902 and sold many copies. Doyle did not want to write any more stories but when the public started to crave another story, he then went back on his word to write "The Hound Of The Baskervilles", even though Holmes had been killed by his arch enemy Dr Moria...   [tags: English Literature] 1179 words
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Gaining from Detective Work in Oedipus the King and A Scandal in Bohemia - A detective story is a genre of fiction in which a person attempts to solve a crime. The detective may be a professional or an amateur, and generally has nothing to gain from solving the crime. However in Sophocles’ “Oedipus the King”, the main character Oedipus is not only determined to solve a crime, but he is also in pursuit to find his own identity. This is similar to Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Scandal in Bohemia” where Sherlock Holmes has been hired to work as a detective in return for monetary compensation....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes, Detective Story, ] 1414 words
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Early Childhood Activites To Improve Attention of Preschoolers - Often preschool teachers find it difficult to keep preschoolers engaged in one activity for a long time. This article provides early childhood activities to improve attention of preschoolers. Tags: early childhood activities to improve attention, preschool attention span, improve preschool attention Introduction Early childhood is the most mischievous period in the life of a normal child. Usually, teachers find it difficult to retain the attention of the preschoolers for a long time. Read on, to find activities which increase the attention span of a preschooler without much effort....   [tags: Child Development] 776 words
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The Atmosphere of Mystery and Fear in The Speckled Band and The Signalman - The Atmosphere of Mystery and Fear in The Speckled Band and The Signalman 'The Speckled Band' and 'The Signalman' use language in different ways to make an atmosphere of mystery and fear. These two stories are of a different genre, 'The Speckled Band' is a detective mystery, one of the first of its kind and 'The Signalman' is a supernatural story, yet they are similar as they are both pieces of pre 1914 pros. One of the similarities of both these stories is that the stories are both in first person narrative and by doing this they make the character normal, this help you get into the story and see it thought the eyes of this character....   [tags: Papers] 823 words
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Edgar Allen Poe, Father of Modern Detective Fiction - E.A. Poe became the father of modern day detective stories by introducing Dupin in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" as the first detective to use analytical and imaginative reasoning to solve the mystery and will create a guideline for all detective stories to come. The word "detective" was not in existence until Poe's writings. Mysteries had existed but never such a story that used a "detector" or placed such emphasis upon analysis versus trial and error. The vivid painting of the scene of the crime as well as the crime itself was likewise never done in writings until Poe....   [tags: American Literature] 928 words
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Nature vs Nurture: Genetics vs Environment - Do you know how much your personality is the result of your genetic makeup, and how much is the result of the environment. The "nature-nurture" question is one of the oldest issues in psychology. This question is applicable to identical twins. They are the same age, same-sex, have the same genes, live in the same house, share same stuff, given identical presents, so in other words, they share the same environment from birth. The researcher tends to know if identical twins really share the same personality....   [tags: nature vs nurture, psychology]
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Mystery and Suspense In The Landlady & The Adventure of The Speckled Band - How Do Roald Dahl And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Create Mystery And Suspense In The Landlady & The Adventure Of The Speckled Band. The two stories "The Landlady" & "The Adventure Of The Speckled Band" both create a lot of mystery and suspense. "The Landlady " is a story about a 17-year-old boy who has recently been hired by a firm based in London and the boy is placed in Bath. The story starts with Billy arriving at a train station in Bath. As he has only recently arrived he inquires about accommodation and The Bell & Dragon Inn is recommended....   [tags: English Literature] 1171 words
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A Comparison of Feminism in Trifles and A Jury of Her Peers - Feminism in Trifles and A Jury of Her Peers       As a strong feminist, Susan Glaspell wrote “Trifles” and then translated it to a story called “A Jury of Her Peers.”  These works express Glaspell’s view of the way women were treated at the turn of the century.  Even though Glaspell is an acclaimed feminist, her story does not contain the traditional feminist views of equal rights for both sexes.      The short story and the play written by Susan Glaspell are very much alike.  The story takes place in an old country town in the early 1900’s.  Mr....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Beatlemania: Paul's Death, Playing the Record Backward, and Fans - Everyone was going crazy because of The Beatles. Beatlemania was defined by the multitude of crazed young women obsessed with this new rock 'n roll band. It began in 1963 and continued until they broke up in 1970. In 1969, a listener of WKNR-FM called in and made a comment that shocked the world: Paul McCartney, one of the four Beatles, was dead. The caller, who gave only the name Tom as an identity, claimed that in 1966, McCartney had been in a fatal car accident, but it had been withheld from the public to avoid riots and other mayhem by grief-stricken fans....   [tags: Music, The Beatles,] 1430 words
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A Jury of Her Peers, by Susan Glaspell - Women have often dealt with the double standard when it came down to the difference between men and women. In fact, women only gained their right to vote in Canada in 1929; excluding the province of Quebec. Men are usually seen to be the superior sex, and also the leaders of significant matters. However, women on the other hand tend to be followers, or the lesser version of a man. “A Jury of Her Peers” written by Susan Glaspell is a short story that deals with this moral issue. Mrs. Hale and Mrs....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]
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The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin - The Westing Game starts out with the delivery of six letters signed by Barney Northrup, to six different households on the Fourth of July. The letters offer a once in a lifetime chance to rent an apartment at the new and luxurious Sunset Towers, located on the shores of Lake Michigan. However, in the movie, Sunset Towers was located in the city. In the book, Sunset Towers was built mostly of glass and stood five stories high. Noticed in both the book and movie, Sunset Towers oddly faces east instead of west where the sun actually sets....   [tags: The Westing Game] 802 words
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Oedipus Rex: The Search for Truth - THESIS STATEMENT Throughout Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Oedipus frantically searched for the truth, but due to his pride, remained blind to his own connection to the dire plague that infected Thebes. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through critical analysis of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, the work Oedipus Rex, and other research it is affirmed that Oedipus searched for the truth but due to his pride could not see his connection to the plague that infected Thebes. INTRODUCTION Everyone desires to know the truth. It provides peace of mind, reassurance, closure, and a knowledge of what actually matters and what is superficial....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Murders in the Rue Morgue - A. The Murders in the Rue Morgue begins with “propositions” (Poe 2) to help the reader follow the reading through the use of critical thinking like that of a chess or card player. The chess player must wait and contemplate each move of another player, while the card player is more prone to memory perception. Poe then introduces his acquaintance Dupin and expounds on his abilities. Then “Extraordinary Murders” (5) begins the sequence of the detective like story. The murders were written about in the local paper and giving no clue, leaving the mystery unanswered....   [tags: Propositions, Literary Review]
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The Man with the Twisted Lip, The Speckled Band, and The Six Napoleons by Sherlock Holmes - The man with the twisted lip, The Speckled Band and The Six Napoleons are three stories that show their popularity. Sherlock Holmes Essay Sherlock Holmes stories are still popular, “The man with the twisted lip”,” The Speckled Band” and “The Six Napoleons” are three stories that show their popularity. They are popular because there is an element of competition between Sherlock Holmes and the reader. The clues in the three stories are presented for the readers benefit. Another reason why they are so popular is that the crimes are unusual and challenging for both the reader and Sherlock Holmes....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 969 words
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The Reasons Behind Police's Inability To Catch Jack The Ripper - The Reasons Behind Police's Inability To Catch Jack The Ripper Jack The Ripper was never caught, and his identity remains a mystery to this day. The police were unable to catch Jack The Ripper and solve the mystery of the Whit Chapel murders because of several reasons. The first reason is the police themselves. In London, there were two police forces. The Metropolitan police and the City Of London police. The murders took place in both of the jurisdictions. The police forces each had separate investigations going on and they did not share evidence or information with each other....   [tags: Papers] 983 words
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories About Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories About Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories over 100 years ago. From the first novel, A Study in Scarlet (Beetons Christmas Annual 1887) to The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes published in 1927, Doyle's Holmes and Watson were entertaining readers for over forty years, with their stories of Victorian crimes, and carry on doing so to this day. The serialized novels and the many short stories were published in the most popular magazine of the time, The Strand....   [tags: Papers] 1384 words
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A Sense of Atmosphere in Several Short Stories - A Sense of Atmosphere in Several Short Stories One of the main ways that the authors create the atmosphere in all the stories is by the setting of the scene. In some of the stories the scene is set using vivid descriptions and building it up bit by bit. In 'The Signalman' the scene is set and built up as the narrator travels further down into the cutting. "The cutting was extremely deep, and unusually precipitate. It was made through a clammy stone, that became oozier and wetter as I went down." This is effective as it helps create an eerie, scary atmosphere which emphasizes it is a scary ghost story....   [tags: Papers] 895 words
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Intuition in A Jury of Her Peers - Intuition in A Jury of Her Peers        Though men and women are now recognized as generally equal in talent and intelligence, when Susan Glaspell wrote "A Jury of Her Peers" in 1917, it was not so. In this turn-of-the-century, rural midwestern setting, women were often barely educated and possessed virtually no political or economic power. And, being the "weaker sex," there was not much they could do about it. Relegated to home and hearth, women found themselves at the mercy of the more powerful men in their lives....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]
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The Beatles and the Paul McCartney Hoax - The Beatles and the "Paul McCartney Death Hoax" Missing Works Cited I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade...he blew his mind out in a car. He didn't notice that the lights had changed.(the Beatles, 1967) These lyrics proved to fans that Paul McCartney had indeed died in a tragic auto accident in late 1966. Some people were skeptical about the explanation, but upon investigating the album covers and the lyrics of the Beatles' songs, the story seems to make sense. Some of the lyrics have to be a twisted in order to make sense in the prank, but after an explanation, the clues are perfectly coherent....   [tags: Research Papers Paul mcCartney Essays] 4274 words
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Speckled Band - English Literature Coursework GCSE Analyse a Short Story Sherlock Holmes: “The Speckled Band” “The Speckled Band” was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is a murder mystery. It was set in 1883 in a wealthy area of London. It is so realistic that many people believe that Holmes and Watson really did exist. Sherlock Holmes is the detective and, as is usual in this type of story, he has a sidekick. This is Watson who documents the cases in diary form, “The Speckled Band being one entry. The short story begins with Miss Helen Stoner visiting Sherlock Holmes to ask for help with the case of her sister’s murder....   [tags: English Literature] 1252 words
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Speckled Band - In his short story The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uses certain conventions expected of the detective genre to bring the story an exciting dénouement. Discuss and consider the moral twist in the tale of the story. In analyzing “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” and in the view of the background to different detective genre stories it becomes clear that generic conventions are attached to them. This is one of many excellent detective stories written. It stands out making the audience excited and urged to carry on reading....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 616 words
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Review: "The Anatomy of Judgement" by M. L. J. Abercrombie - In The Anatomy of Judgment, M. L. J. Abercrombie explains how information is gained through our perception. Abercrombie argues that interpretation is a very complicated task which we have been learning to do ever since we were born. Each of us has a different way of interpreting things we see because we often relates our past experiences when we are interpreting; so everyone has a way of interpretation according to his/her own experiences. In her discussion, Abercrombie explains two important concepts: schemata and context....   [tags: American Literature] 426 words
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Circadian Rhythms - Circadian rhythms are endogenous and self sustaining in all animals and plants. These rhythms are present in the absence of environment clues such as light, temperature and social clues. In absence of clues, animals free run in constant darkness due to programmed genetic interactions. Some of the genes involve in this processes are Per, Clock and Cry. The expressions of these genes are tightly regulated at molecular level by proteins which bind to promoters and repressors to create a rhythm throughout the day....   [tags: Environmental Cues, Scientific Research] 958 words
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Forensics Anthropology - Forensics Anthropology is the study that goes beyond the human skeleton. A forensics anthropologist can find out. How a person lived, the food that person ate, and the overall make-up of a human. The use of forensics has grown in recent years, it is used to solve crimes and locate missing persons. Snow, (1982) Forensics anthropology is not a new science. The first case forensics anthropology was used on was the Jezebel case, dating back to the nineteenth century. This case involved a person, who was thrown from a window....   [tags: scientific research]
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Compare and Contrast - ... Many context clues help reveal this. The fact that there are mountains, trees, and sheep involved, all support this hypothesis. In the story, it says, “Leon and his brother-in-law Ken, gathered the sheep and left them in the pen at the sheep camp before they returned to the cottonwood tree.” This suggests that they have some type of ranch where they have responsibilities as sheep owners. The place where Old Man at the Temple is held is an imaginary place. A reader can use the context clues to compare this imaginary place to India....   [tags: tragedy, religion, hinduism] 588 words
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Compare The Speckled Band, The Red Headed League and Silver Blaze as Examples of Detective Fiction - The birth of classic detective fiction was originated just in the mid nineteenth century, and was producing its own genre. Classical detective fiction follows a set of rules called the ‘Ten commandments of detective fiction’. The genre is so popular it can bee seen by the number of sales in any good book stores. Many of these books have been created a long time ago and there is still a demand for these types of books. The popularity is still ongoing because it provides constant entertainment, and also the reader can also have a role of detective trying to solve the crime/case committed....   [tags: mystery, literary genre] 1436 words
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All I Learned in My Fall 2009 RDG 096 Class - RDG 096 is a course wherein students will learn to improve their reading and comprehension skills and will be provided by substantial reading methods and techniques. Halfway through the course, I have written lessons that I have learned in this course and to name a few were the differences among ideas, context clues, word parts and tracking information. Now that the fall semester is almost over and course RDG 096 is almost already through, I have learned new things such as basic patterns of organization, comparison/contrast and cause/effect pattern, fact and opinion, and tone and bias....   [tags: classes, ] 763 words
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The Science of Deduction in Doyle’s The Sign of Four - “Deduction” is the word Sherlock Holmes uses to describe the detection skills he possesses. Throughout Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories and novels, the reader witnesses his skills in crime solving via detecting, and shares the amazement John Watson feels every time these “deduction moments” occur. However, these moments are not as incredible as they seem, and that “deduction” have been practiced by people that engage in textual practice and close reading. In order to understand the similarity between Sherlock Holmes’ deduction process and making a close reading, its steps must be examined....   [tags: reader, detection, logic]
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Agatha Christie's Writing Style and Use of Deception - Agatha Christie, one of the most highly rated authors of the twentieth century; her sales competed with the Bible and the works of William Shakespeare. Known for her persuasion and deception, Christie utilizes trickery to deceive and manipulate her characters. Despite her cunningness, false clues, and lack of emotion, Agatha Christie uses the concept of deception and a unique writing style to intrigue her readers by luring on their mind. Agatha Christie’s mystery novel “And Then There Were None” takes place on the coastline of Devon, England and one by one each guest vanishes....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon - Whether a person’s life is something experienced authentically, or factually written down as literature, there are more complexities faced then there are simplicities on a daily basis. This multifariousness causes constant bewilderment and hesitation before any sort of important decision a person must make in his or her life. When it comes to characters of the written words, as soon sensations of ambiguity, uncertainty, and paranoia form, the outlook and actions of these characters are what usually result in regrettable decisions and added anxiety for both that character as well as the reader....   [tags: oedipa mass, paranoia]
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The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon's - Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49, has characters such as Oedipa Maas, whose world is limited to the authors text. The reader is drawn into the story and also affected by the world created by the author. Both the reader and the characters have the same problems observing the chaos around them. The whole story is a fairy tale.  Even while reading the story, you wonder why it is written in such a fashion. When you realize it was written in the l960's, you can basically see where the author is coming from.  However, poor Oedipa gets a pretty hard deal throughout the tale.  Why her problems seemed to be unclear is finally answered, but it takes a bit of figuring out. Odepia is considered...   [tags: oedipa maas, chaos]
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Detective Fiction & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - According to the English crime writer P.D. James (1920-) “for a book to be described as detective fiction there must be a central mystery and one that by the end of the book is solved satisfactorily and logically, not by good luck or intuition, but by intelligent deduction from clues honestly if deceptively presented.” (James. 2009: 16). This is traditionally conducted via a detective; a figure deployed within the narrative structure ‘whose occupation is to investigate crimes’ (Oxford. 2006: 202)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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In The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Analysis - The battle between good vs. evil came into existence at the beginning of time and will persist until the end of time. This conflict is placed upon a person at birth and remains with them until death. In The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie proves that good will always overcome evil through the unsatisfied curiosity of Caroline Sheppard, the unrelenting investigation by Hercule Poirot, and the justifiable reasons behind Dr. James Sheppard’s demise. In The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie proves that good will always overcome evil through the unsatisfied curiosity of Caroline Sheppard....   [tags: agatha christie, evil, good will] 1623 words
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Dramatic Tragedies: Oedipus Rex and Hamlet - William Shakespeare and Sophocles were both intellectual playwrights for their time. Shakespeare is considered to be one of the most advanced writers of his time. They both created plays similar in nature such as; “Oedipus Rex” and “Hamlet”. Both plays were consistent of dramatic tragedy. Sophocles wrote about the typical Greek tragedy that consisted of an ill-fated doom for Oedipus. Shakespeare wrote about Kingdom of Denmark where all things fell apart and death was imminent. Each story consisted of a queen that was important to the outcome of each play....   [tags: Shakespeare, Sophocles, tragedy] 713 words
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Genre and Narrative in Two Films: Rosemary's Baby and Frankenstein Must be Destroyed - Genre and Narrative in Two Films: Rosemary's Baby and Frankenstein Must be Destroyed In the opening 5 mins of a film there are many clues to the genre of the film. We watched the openings to 2 films in the genre of horror and identified how we could tell they were horror. There are certain things that are in most horror films such as darkness and blood and other stereotypically 'scary' things. The two films we watched were 'Rosemary's Baby' and 'Frankenstein must be destroyed'....   [tags: Papers] 824 words
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Disorder and Misunderstanding in Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 - Disorder and Misunderstanding The Crying of Lot 49   When reading Pynchon's "The Crying of Lot 49" one is flooded with a deluge of historical references (dates, places, events) and, unless a historical genius, probably feels confused as to the historical accuracy of such references. As critics have shown, Pynchon blends factual history with fiction and manages, as David Seed writes in "The Fictional Labyrinths of Thomas Pynchon," to "juxtapose(s) historical references with reminders of the novel's status as artefact so that the reader's sense of history and of fiction are brought into maximum confrontation" (128)....   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays]
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The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson - It is funny how life works out sometimes. You never know what you are going to get. ‘The Lottery’ is a story about a small village that holds a lottery drawing in the middle of the town square. The “winner” of the lottery is then stoned by the town’s people. This piece of literature provides a clear example that things in life are not always what they seem. The way the characters present themselves in the beginning of the story puts an optimistic view on the lottery. After all, lotteries are generally associated with an increase of wealth and prosperity....   [tags: The Lottery Essays] 366 words
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