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A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck - “A Long Way From Chicago” by Richard Peck The book “A Long Way From Chicago” is an adventurous and funny story. The story takes place at Joey Dowdel’s Grandmothers farm house in the country. Joey and his sister Mary Alice were sent to their Grandma’s house during the summer because their parents had to go to Canada for their work. At first, Joey felt uncomfortable with his Grandmother because he had never met her before but eventually he got to know her and they became close friends. On the first week at Grandma’s, a man named Shotgun Cheatman died....   [tags: A Long Way From Chicago Richard Peck] 384 words
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An Analysis of Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood by Richard Rodriguez - An Analysis of Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood by Richard Rodriguez Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood by Richard Rodriguez is an essay that shows his readers a part of life that many have never experienced. Rodriguez uses this essay to show how he fights through his childhood to understand English. Speaking clear English will help him to fit in to society. He faces society while forfeiting his happy home life, to try to become a typical English-speaking student.      As a young child, Rodriguez finds comfort and safety in his noisy home full of Spanish sounds....   [tags: Richard Rodriguez Bilingual Childhood Aria Essays]
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Use of Diction and Imagery in Richard Wright’s Black Boy - Use of Diction and Imagery in Richard Wright’s Black Boy Black Boy, which was written by Richard Wright, is an autobiography of his upbringing and of all of the trouble he encountered while growing up. Black Boy is full of drama that will sometimes make the reader laugh and other times make the reader cry. Black Boy is most known for its appeals to emotions, which will keep the reader on the edge of his/her seat. In Black Boy Richard talks about his social acceptance and identity and how it affected him....   [tags: Richard Wright’s Black Boy] 786 words
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Richard Wright's Big Boy Leaves Home - Richard Wright's Big Boy Leaves Home Richard Wright’s “Big Boy Leaves Home” addresses several issues through its main character and eventual (though reluctant) hero Big Boy. Through allusions to survival and primal instincts, Wright confronts everything from escaping racism and the transportation (both literal and figurative) Big Boy needs to do so, as well as the multiple sacrifices of Bobo. Big Boy’s escape symbolizes both his departure from his home life and his childhood. Big Boy, unlike his friends, does not have a true name....   [tags: Richard Wright big Boy Leaves Home Essays] 2258 words
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Emotion and Diction in Richard Wright’s Book Black Boy - Emotion and Diction in Richard Wright’s Book Black Boy Throughout Richard Wright’s book Black Boy, which represented his life, Richard used great emotion to show us how he was and what he may have been feeling. He also referred the book to his own life by using examples and making them as evidence in the book. His techniques and diction in this book gave a fire to his writing and a voice towards how it was for him growing up. Richard Wright’s main use was Pathos, which means emotion, to show us how he was feeling while he was writing this book....   [tags: Richard Wright’s Black Boy] 595 words
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Robert R. Bowie, and Richard H. Immerman's "Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy" - The history of the Cold War was one of suspense and countermoves by the U.S. and the USSR to prevent the domination of spheres of influence. Although it was not a war in the scientific sense, the clash over ideologies (Marxism and Capitalistic Democracy), placed the balance of power in limbo, and the prospect of an unintentional third World War. Waging Peace by Robert Bowie and Richard Immerman, offers a superb account on the true events behind the development, and implementation of the strategy of containment of the USSR....   [tags: Robert R. Bowie, Richard H. Immerman, Waging Peace] 1854 words
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Richard III - Ian McKellen Makes Shakespeare Accessible to All - Richard III - Ian McKellen Makes Shakespeare Accessible to All Shakespeare at the time and even now still seems like a foreign language to many minds. From its deep and complicated plot development, and the archaic English that was its makeup, to the strange and old-fashioned medieval settings and costumes, a Shakespeare film of that time was not something very appealing to the public. McKellen’s approach to making the film Richard III eliminated many of these prejudices people had of Shakespeare movies....   [tags: Film Movies Richard III Ian McKellen] 439 words
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Defining Roles through the Use of Language in Richard Wright’s Autobiography, Black Boy - Defining Roles through the Use of Language in Richard Wright’s Autobiography, Black Boy In his autobiography, Black Boy, Richard Wright is constantly feeling alone and cast from society. He always knew he was different from his friends and the other kids; he knew that there was something separating himself from his peers- language. Throughout the novel Wright uses language to define roles, to define himself, and to define society. Wright’s use of language and rhetorical techniques allows his readers to know exactly which characters are filling which roles in the novel....   [tags: Richard Wright’s Black Boy] 442 words
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Use of Rhetorical Appeals and Diction in Richard Wright’s Autobiographical Work, Black Boy - Use of Rhetorical Appeals and Diction in Richard Wright’s Autobiographical Work, Black Boy In his autobiographical work, Black Boy, Richard Wright wrote about his battles with hunger, abuse, and racism in the south during the early 1900's. Wright was a gifted author with a passion for writing that refused to be squelched, even when he was a young boy. To convey his attitude toward the importance of language as a key to identity and social acceptance, Wright used rhetorical techniques such as rhetorical appeals and diction....   [tags: Richard Wright’s Black Boy] 535 words
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Use of Myth in Watership Down by Richard Adams - As you grow up, you have always been told stories to either scare you into not doing something, like if you don’t go to bed, the boogeyman will come and get you; or stories that give you hope, inspire you, make you dream, or help you to the next step in your life. You’ve heard these stories from your parents, your grandparents, your aunts and uncles; you’ve practically heard a story from everybody in your family down to the old lady who lives down the street. People just want you to learn from their mistakes or to let you know that things will always work out....   [tags: Richard Adams] 1613 words
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The Scrivener and History in Richard III - Richard III challenges notions of how history is created and presented. Shakespeare’s play depicts the infamous Richard not only at odds with the other characters, but also fighting for a different interpretation of history. Richard and Margaret function as two characters opposed to each other with regard to history; Richard attempts to cover up the past as Margaret attempts to expose it. However, the creation and acceptance of history is largely predicated on more common figures. In particular the scrivener, a seemingly small side character, becomes an integral figure who creates the documentation of history, cementing the written version as a truth....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 2565 words
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Richard Chase: The Vampire of Sacramento - In this world, there are bad people, and there are evil people, and then there's serial killers. The Vampire of Sacramento, aka Richard Chase was one of the most terrifying, and brutal serial killer that has ever walked the face of this planet. His demonic killing was not done out of hatred, but out of fear. He feared for his life every time he slaughtered one of his victims. His schizophrenic mind convinced him that the Natzis were actualy posining Richard, and in order for him to live, he must drink the blood of the victims and eat the remains....   [tags: notorious serial killers]
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Richard Burbage and the Theatre - Richard Burbage and the Theater When modern day people think about “The Theater”, most people think about going to the movies. In earlier times, people thought about one family, The Burbages. The Burbage family was very well known because of their success in the theaters. The purpose of this paper is to give facts about Richard Burbage’s life and to tell the influence he had on the theater. Richard Burbage was the son of James Burbage and the brother of Cuthbert. He was born in 1567 at Stratford-on-Avon....   [tags: movies, family, life, influence]
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The Role of Women in Richard II - The Role of Women in Richard II Throughout the historical literary periods, many writers underrepresented and undervalued the role of women in society, even more, they did not choose to yield the benefits of the numerous uses of the female character concerning the roles which women could accomplish as plot devices and literary tools. William Shakespeare was one playwright who found several uses for female characters in his works. Despite the fact that in Shakespeare's history play, Richard II, he did not use women in order to implement the facts regarding the historical events....   [tags: widow, mother, wife, queen, domestic, emotion] 2164 words
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The Achievement of Desire, by Richard Rodriguez - To fully comprehend a work you cannot just read it. You must read it, analyze it, question it, and even then question what you are questioning. In Richard Rodriguez’s The Achievement of Desire we are presented with a young Richard Rodriguez and follow him from the start of his education until he is an adult finally having reached his goals. In reference to the way he reads for the majority of his education, it can be said he reads going with the grain, while he reads a large volume of books, the quality of his reading is lacking....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Individuality]
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Richard III: A Ruthless King - Richard III is known to this day as a ruthless king, remaining infamous for his alleged murders and nefarious acts. There are many rumors surrounding his rule, telling stories of his horrid temperament and appearance, and how he unscrupulously killed anyone who might oppose his reign. But modern historians are taking another look at his history, and some say he was not as bad as the stories claimed. Despite Richard III’s notoriety and bloody rise to power, he served as a successful king of England because of his skill in battle, unyielding determination, and political prowess....   [tags: edward IV, feudal kings]
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“Richard Rodriguez: A Bilingual Childhood” - “Richard Rodriguez: A Bilingual Childhood” For more than 300 years, immigrants from every corner of the globe have settled in America, creating the most diverse and heterogeneous nation on Earth. Though immigrants have given much to the country, their process of changing from their homeland to the new land has never been easy. To immigrate does not only mean to come and live in a country after leaving your own country, but it also means to deal with many new and unfamiliar situations, social backgrounds, cultures, and mainly with the acquisition and master of a new language....   [tags: Literary Review] 1376 words
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Richard the Lionheart and the Crusades - Richard I, also known as Richard the Lionheart due to his “reputation as a great military leader and warrior” , was the third of five sons of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Richard the Lionheart had taken command of his army by the age of 16 and his military reputation came from battles in Poitou, by controlling rebellions. A crusade is a “military expedition made by Europeans to recover the Holy Land from Muslims in the 11th, 12th, 13th centuries.” These Holy wars were brutal campaigns launched by Christian states of Europe against the Saracens, this was the word used for Muslims during the middle ages, for many reasons such as politics, religion and social change....   [tags: holy lands, jerusalem, christians] 579 words
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Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez - The following review of Richard Rodriguez’s book titled “Hunger of Memory,” shows the author’s smart way of writing an autobiography. The book is conformed in six well explained essays of Rodriguez’s life placed together, all in order to show the reader the different outcomes during his life as a middle class Mexican-American. The author wrote this autobiography on 1982, in where he explains the moments that he and his family went by during their immigration inside the United States. Richard Rodriguez started attending a Roman Catholic elementary school with a simple knowledge of the English language....   [tags: book reviews, literature]
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A Genogram for the Alcoholic Richard Doe - Alcoholism is currently the most widespread addiction worldwide, and an occasional consumption of it is seen as an aggravating factor in other psychopathological conditions with high risk for illness, disability and mortality (Onciu, Jordache and Pacala, 2013). Pacala et al. (2013), indicates that alcoholics tend to lose their ability to exercise self control, thereby increasing their risk for aggressive behavior with the slightest provocation. In addition, alcohol decreases the ability of individuals to function effectively in the cognitive sphere, and as such, in order to reduce alcohol’s impact on the family, effective interventions must be implemented....   [tags: Family History, Behavioral Deficits]
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Richard Write: A Southern Writer - ... Richard is rebellious and defiant by nature. At four years old, instead of being quiet as instructed by his mother, he played with fire and accidently burnt down his home. He also killed a kitten, not because he enjoyed taking a life, but to defy his father. Although this type of behavior often lead to some form of punishment, such a mentality and willingness to go against his family, his community, and authority allowed Richard forge his own path to maturation. A young Richard was introduced to literature when Ella, the school teacher living at his grandmother’s house, read him the story of Bluebeard and His Seven Wives....   [tags: Prejudice, Black, Experiences] 566 words
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The Life of Wilhelm Richard Wagner - Wilhelm Richard Wagner was one of the greatest opera writers of all time. He helped to take opera to a whole new level from even Verdi and Puccini. Some say that Wagner was very egotistic, however; “his extreme egotism rested on conviction, Wagner had the ability to do great things” (Colles 207). He was extraordinary at composing music as well as formulating words. He was not a prodigy however his musical skills surpassed many other composers from his time period. Richard Wagner was the son of Frau Karl Fredrich Wilhelm Wagner (Jacobs 1)....   [tags: Biography ]
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Poems: Resume and Richard Cory - ... The poem ends happily, where the author decides against suicide. The ways of suicide considered make you very uncomfortable, and the tone is very dark. The first way is bleeding to death. The author insinuates this when she says, “Razors pain you”. When she says this, she insinuates that it does nothing but hurt you in then end. She’s not the one that would suffer. “Rivers are damp,” insinuates that drowning yourself is much too uncomfortable. “Acid stains you,” represents a more brutal way to kill yourself....   [tags: suicidal message, literary analyses] 609 words
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The Life and Works of Richard Wright - ... Richard Wright spares no detail in describing the events that transpired after Bigger’s murder of Mary. Wright details the disposition of Mary’s body in “Then blood crept outward in widening circles of pink on the newspapers, spreading quickly now. He whacked at the bone with his knife. The head hung limply on the newspapers, the curly black hair dragging about in blood. He whacked harder, but the head would not come off.” (Wright 92). This criminal action of Bigger was horrendous and in no way can be justified in the eyes of the upstanding people of both blacks and whites....   [tags: notorious, African American writers, Native Son]
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Richard Ramirez "The Night Stalker" - “Night Prowler” is a song released in 1979 on AC-DC’s album titled “Highway to Hell”. It would not be until June 28, 1984 that this song would begin to acquire its association with a serial killer. This murderer, rapist, and burglar was born Ricardo Leyva Ramirez. He was commonly referred to as Richard. However, in May of 1985 he was immortalized in the media as “The Night Stalker”. The night-time rampage started in June of 1984. While sleeping in her bed, Jennie Vincow was awakened with repeated stabs in the chest....   [tags: Crime]
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Biography of Richard Milhous Nixon - ... Nixon decided because of his previous victories in the political standpoint to run for senate. He won the election over Helen Douglas in 1950 to take the senate seat. Douglas first called Nixon “Tricky dick”. As senator Nixon gave speeches about global communism and talked about how he didn’t like the way president Truman was handling the Korean War. Later because of the way Nixon was handling himself Eisenhower selected Nixon to be his run mate in Chicago on July 11, 1952. After the selection of Nixon in about 2 months there were rumors of Nixon having a secret cash fund for personal expenses....   [tags: US president, watergate tapes]
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The Works of Richard Wright - Charles Washington A Fresh Beginning through Writing Through writing anyone can create whatever their desires: people, places, objects, events, anything to get others to view a piece of information of he or she’s choice. Like Clive Lewis said, “You can make anything by writing” (C.S. Lewis). He was accurate in saying that statement. All writers have a different way to communicate to others about themselves and showing people how they feel. One person amongst the group of authors Richard Nathaniel Wright, has drastically indicated his thoughts to the world through his writing....   [tags: discrimination, racism, african american]
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The Resignation of President Richard Nixon - Legal Brief/Background During the year of 1972, a case submerged that shook the United State Supreme Court, as well as the world. Five intruders were caught breaking and entering into the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Democratic National Headquarters were responsible for various things, but one key aspect of their job was to raise money and organize campaigns for Democratic candidates, including the presidential candidate, George McGovern. Soon, word came out that those five intruders were tied to the White House; which at the time, occupied by Richard Nixon, who was a part of the Republican Party....   [tags: Political Science]
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Richard Speck and Comparison of Theories - Introduction Varying theories such as rational choice theory, trait theory, and social structure theory are commonly used to explain why crime happens. Application of these three theories in discussing the crimes of Richard Speck can help us to better understand which of the theories may apply and perhaps help give us insight into why he committed his crimes. But they are more beneficial when not looking at a single specific crime, but the person and all the crimes they may have committed throughout their criminal careers....   [tags: crime, social structure theory, rational choice]
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Richard III by William Shakespeare - In Christian philosophy, love is a revered virtue built upon understanding, trust, respect, and compassion. The act of marriage is its ultimate expression: a promise of abundant happiness and fertility. Many poets and authors in classical literature share this idea, depicting righteous resolutions and jubilant atmospheres through successful unions in their works. One such playwright is William Shakespeare, who in the tragedy Richard III uses marriage to end a tyrant’s bloody rule and restore peace to England....   [tags: Play analysis, Tragedy, Love]
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Life of Wilhem Richard Wagner - Wilhem Richard Wagner, known by Richard, was born in Leipzig, Germany on May 22, 1813. Richard Wagner led a contentious life and is known as one of the world’s most influential composers. He is also famous for his operas such as the four-part, 18-hour Ring Cycle and Tristan Isolde. Wagner led an influential life never losing confidence in himself from financial debt due to his operas not meeting success to being too sick to even compose his music. Richard Wagner is the perfect to example as to why a person should never give up....   [tags: composer, opera] 782 words
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Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal - Richard Nixon was in one of the most controversial issues that the United States has ever seen. The Watergate Scandal is now well known throughout history today. This issue led to Nixon resigning only 2 years in his 2nd term. Did President Nixon make the right decisions. Can anyone really trust the government after a situation like this. Some Historians believe that this changed the course of history, and that we can never truly trust the government again. While others believe that Nixon didn’t make the right decisions; however, this should not change the way the people look at our government....   [tags: Government ]
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The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins - Humans have been studied over a period of long time in order to understand our process to do things and what thoughts go into that process. Human nature varies and is unpredictable, it has been studied for so long over the past few centuries that one thing is for certain; the building blocks of it is essentially the same to every human being. One of the fundamentals of human nature is the selfish gene and The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins “show how both individual selfishness and individual altruism are explained by the fundamental law that I am calling gene selfishness” (Dawkins 6)....   [tags: reasoning, book review and analysis]
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Stalins Spy was Richard Sorge - Stalin’s Spy Richard Sorge also known as Stalin’s Spy, was an extreme professional when it came to espionage. He was born on October 4th 1895 in Russia, his father was a German engineer. When his father took a leap in his career, they moved to Germany. Sorge was only a few years old. In 1914, Richard enlisted in the German army, and was wounded; he had shattered his legs which led to him having a lifelong limp. Four years later he earned his PhD and joined the German Communist Party....   [tags: Espoinage, Russia, Germany, World History]
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The Writer by Richard Wilbur - ... Wilbur explains the story of a time that a bird had become trapped inside the room, but due to fear the bird possessed, Mr. Wilbur was unable to assist the bird in its escape, but rather forced to watch the suffering from a distance while hoping God has mercy. Mr. Wilbur describes the birds state as, “We watched the sleek, wild, dark and iridescent creature batter against the brilliance, drop like a glove to the hard floor, or the desktop, and wait then, humped and bloody.” This beaten state of being was due to the bird repeatedly running into the window, while Mr....   [tags: life and death, anne frank] 647 words
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The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins - In The Blind Watchmaker, evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins provides arguments to support the validity of Darwin’s theories of mutation, cumulative evolution, and natural selection as the only plausible explanations for the evolution of living organisms. In Chapter 7, Dawkins discusses the main concepts of the “arms race” and the “Red Queen Hypothesis”, the concept that organisms must continuously adapt and evolve in conjunction in response to the different selection pressures organisms and the environment place on each other....   [tags: Arms Race, Mutualistic Relationship]
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Richard as an Anti-hero - Richard as an Anti-hero: To what extent does Richard embody this archetype. In William Shakespeare’s play, Richard III, Richard is portrayed as physically deformed and psychologically affected. It is believed that his inner soul is a reflection of his physical deformities. Richard is considered as the protagonist of this play, however this is highly contradictive. A protagonist is the hero of the story who exhibits characteristics of courage and perseverance, and is admired for their brave deeds as well as their noble qualities....   [tags: Shakespeare, Play Analysis]
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Biography of Richard Trenton Chase - I. Biography Richard Trenton Chase, who would later be known as The Sacramento Vampire, was born on May 23, 1950 in Sacramento, California . As a child he was known to set fires and torture animals, his parents were constantly arguing until they divorced, there are also people who claim that he allegedly was abused by his mother as a child. As he grew into adolescence he began to heavily abuse alcohol and drugs, from which he is said to have developed Hypochondria. In high school he received grades of C's, D's, and F's, and he didn't have any lasting relationships....   [tags: Serial Killer, Blood Drinking]
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Native Son by Richard Wright - One in three black males will go to prison in their lifetime. (Knafo) This should be surprising and heartbreaking. From the beginning of the new world until now, the essence of the black male in society has been so misunderstood. Black men are often seen as symbols of bad people so usually they have no choice but to do bad things or they are wrongfully convicted of doing bad things. Richard Wright was one of the first black writers to capture the true social construct of black men in his novel called Native Son....   [tags: literary analysis]
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Richard Wright: Hungry for Knowledge - Richard Wright’s novel Black Boy is an autobiography about his life. “Black Boy” covers his life in the south, from Memphis, Tennessee to Mississippi where he moved as he got older. In the novel Wright , talks about his struggles growing up during the Jim Crow laws, and being abandoned by his father. Growing up in poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred, and confusion Wright felt the need to steal, and lash out others around him to make himself feel better about life. Wrights mother also had a disability which also made it hard for him money wise because she couldn’t work that much and most of their income was depended upon his elderly grandmother and himself....   [tags: African Americans, poverty, discrimination]
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Richard King: Cattleman and Pioneer - Richard King: Cattleman and Pioneer When people think of Texas, one of the first images that come to mind are cattle and the cowboys that work them. Some of those cowboys amassed fortunes and assets that helped to write their names into the annals of history, but one of the great cattle barons achieved a status that is somewhat legendary. Richard King. Capt. King, as he was known during his steamboat days, soared from an indentured jewelry apprentice to the king of an empire. Forever immortalized through the town and ranch that bear his namesake, King lived up to his last name while establishing the King Ranch and, after his death, the town of Kingsville....   [tags: US Civil War, Texan history]
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Native Song by Richard Wright - Native son by Richard wright is a novel revolving around a young African American named bigger Thomas and his life working for the Daltons family. In a situation caught between faith and death, bigger must decide what he has to do to prove his innocence or fight after being caught in the midst of a violent act. “He knew that the moment he allowed himself to feel to its fullness how he live the shame and misery of their lives, he would be swept out of himself with fear and despair.” This quote describes the situation bigger and his family are in....   [tags: daltons family, african american] 780 words
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Richard Ramirez: A Brief Biography - Richard Ramirez was a serial killer in the United States, terrorizing the greater Los Angeles area. His victims were found dead, raped, and/or had all of their valuables taken from their home. He was dubbed “The Night Stalker” during his spree of killings in June of 1984 to August of 1985. He was an avowed “Satanist.” Ramirez was born in El Paso, Texas on February 29, 1960. Ramirez’s dad was a Mexican nationalist and a former police officer in Juarez, Mexico. He often had “fits” where he would become very mad and beat Ramirez....   [tags: serial killers in the united states] 744 words
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The Story of Richard Rodriguez - Becoming an American requires adjustment to the English language and interacting with different people. In the essay “Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood,” Richard Rodriguez illustrates the distinctions between individual and social identity as a Mexican immigrant. He explains individual identity through the process of considering himself as an American citizen. Rodriguez also acknowledges the necessity of assimilating into the American culture and the consequences that follow. Rodriguez describes individual identity through the process of allowing himself to become a member of American society....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Robert Smithson & Richard Serra - What is ‘Art’. Does the term describe a tangible object, experiential event, process, technique, medium, or creative skill. Does it imply attractive decoration, pleasant arrangement, and sound financial investment - or can art provoke, be unattractive, make people uncomfortable, and be fleeting. Today, Art is subjective, open to interpretation and encompasses the spectrum of the visual, literary, dance, and musical humanities - often overlapping one another. As such, Art and its practice can be all of the above and more....   [tags: Art Installations, Location] 928 words
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Empire Falls, by Richard Russo - In the award-winning novel, Empire Falls, by Richard Russo, there is a glimpse into the lives of the people who live in a small mill town in Empire Falls, Maine. There are many different inhabitants of this small town, but the character who is easiest to feel connected to is Christina, or "Tick", Roby. Tick is very mature and grown-up for her age and she avoids trouble as much as possible. While she is in her junior year of high school, she seems to be experiencing many more burdens than the average teenager....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Adult Actions]
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Black Boy by Richard Wright - ... Even in the North, jobs tended to be given to European immigrants over blacks— at least prior to World War I— and though opportunities were indeed greater in the North than in the South, most blacks there remained poorly paid and working unskilled jobs. As this demonstrates, economic hardship was not at all uncommon among African Americans in the early twentieth century. By including the term “American Hunger” in brackets behind “Black Boy,” Wright draws attention to this relationship between race and physical hunger experienced by both him and many around him....   [tags: predetermined place, race, gender, class]
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Emotional Journeys and Richard Rodriguez - Emotional journeys also create feelings of entertainment, passion, growth, and critical thinking. In the highly praised book made up of a compilation of essays titled Darling by Richard Rodriguez the normal system of human social elements and emotional responses are assessed and analyzed. The book Darling despite its subtitle as a spiritual autobiography is more so an account of a spiritual journey and not so much a biography of one idea. In fact, it is more so a biography of multiple intertwining thoughts and ideas that range from the relationship between different landscapes, the rights of women and gay peoples, as well as the struggle of sexual orientation and religion....   [tags: Darling, Compilation of Essays, Literary Analysis]
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Native Son by Richard Wright - People’s negative actions at times are products of baneful expectations. Native Son, is a novel written by Richard Wright. This novel focuses on Bigger Thomas’s struggle when living life in Chicago in the 1930s, with the burden of a racist society. Thomas’s sins are evoked by society’s negative influence due to society’s idea of equality. Thomas’s sins are evoked by society because society besieges Thomas’s conscious. Bigger Thomas is the oldest offspring in a poor African American family, he is constantly depended on financially but hardly commits....   [tags: bullied by a racist society]
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Native Son by Richard Wright - Richard Wright’s main character in Native Son, Bigger Thomas, was created by many different things, both inside the novel and in the real world. Throughout the novel Bigger’s actions reflect his many flaws that had resulted from his poor childhood. Bigger’s family, although they are around him a lot because of their small house, annoy him whenever they talk to him and he feels as though he does not have a close relationship with any of them, except his little brother Buddy who Bigger can tolerate....   [tags: character analysis, comparison, Hitler, Stalin] 989 words
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Empire Falls by Richard Russo - a. Miles Roby: Dynamic, Main character of the story and operator of the Empire Grill. While Miles spends the duration of the book trying to flee Empire Falls- his dream is nearly achieved as a teenager when he attends a small catholic college in New York but his dreams are cut short when his mother becomes ill and he needs to return to the town to work to provide for his mothers medical expenses. Everything seems to be holding Miles in Empire Falls until Mrs. Whiting (a very influential and controlling figure in Mile’s life) dies in a struggle with control....   [tags: story and character outline] 770 words
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Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates - Throughout a lifetime, one can run through many different personalities that transform constantly due to experience and growing maturity, whether he or she becomes the quiet, brooding type, or tries out being the wild, party maniac. Richard Yates examines acting and role-playing—recurring themes throughout the ages—in his fictional novel Revolutionary Road. Frank and April Wheeler, a young couple living miserably in suburbia, experience relationship difficulties as their desire to escape grows. Despite their search for something different, the couple’s lack of communication causes their planned move to Europe to fall through....   [tags: Frank and April Wheeler ] 1398 words
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William Shakespeare's Richard II - The famed saying goes, "Absolute power corrupts absolutely". While this is true, an unwavering belief in the impenetrability of that power can be just as corruptive. In William Shakespeare's Richard II, the plays titular character faces exactly this dilemma. Believing his claim to the throne to be ironclad and divinely mandated, Richard finds himself at odds when he returns from war to find he has lost his power over England. In the "death of kings" speech of Act III, scene II, Richard wrestles with the realization that though he is king, he is also a man....   [tags: literary analysis, shakespeare]
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William Shakespeare's Richard III - The premise of William Shakespeare’s circa 1597 historic tragedy Richard III relies on the violent struggle between two noble houses, the Lancastrians and the Yorkists, known as the Wars of the Roses. Even though it can stand entirely on its own, the preceding plays of this tetralogy, 1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, and 3 Henry VI brilliantly sketch the foreground for Richard III as it picks up directly from the events described in 3 Henry VI. The last Lancastrian king, Henry VI, and his heir, Prince Edward, have been killed and Richard’s eldest brother has been crowned King Edward IV (Greenblatt 541)....   [tags: story, character and historical anaysis] 1618 words
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Richard Wright's Native Son - Conditioning in Native Son by Richard Wright: Can a Man be Held Responsible for Actions Decided for Him. In 1607, the English crossed the great Atlantic Ocean, braving the unexplored terrain of the new world, in hopes to achieve economic prosperity. But to achieve this economic prosperity, it became clear that cheap, reliable labor would be a necessity in order to thrive birthing the practice of slavery in the United States. Three hundred years later, those values of being able to obtain economic success still holds fast, so Americans are still forced to rely to on the back bone that aided them in the success of the creation of America, Blacks....   [tags: coditioning, literary analysis]
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Richard Scrushy and HealthSouth - Introduction HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers specializing in rehabilitation. HealthSouth was founded by Richard M. Scrushy in 1984 and went public in 1986. Scrushy served as its Chairman of the Board from 1994 to 2002. The company was incorporated in January 1984 as Amcare Inc. before its name was changed to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Corporation in May 1985. In January of 2003, Mr. Scrushy reassumed the position of CEO. HealthSouth grew rapidly during the 1980’s and 1990’s....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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President Richard Milhous Nixon - Richard Milhous Nixon was born into a poor family on January 9, 1913, from Francis Anthony Nixon and Hannah Milhous Nixon. They lived in Yorba Linda, California where Nixon’s father built the house. Nixon had five brothers and two of them, Harold and Arthur, died at an early age. After the failure of the Nixon’s family ranch, they moved to Whittier, California where his father, Francis Anthony, opened a combination grocery store and a gas station. Nixon had a troubled childhood, and possibly his rough childhood could have shaped Nixon’s personality....   [tags: biography, vietnam war, labor union] 987 words
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Richard Wilbur - “It is true that the poet does not directly address his neighbors; but he does address a great congress of persons who dwell at the back of his mind, a congress of all those who have taught him and whom he has admired; that constitute his ideal audience and his better self” (“Richard Wilbur”, National Book Foundation). Richard Wilbur spoke this famous quote at his National Book Award speech in 1957. Many of the events in Wilbur’s life transitioned to his acceptance of this award, but he did not know what direction his life was going in at the time....   [tags: Biography] 1551 words
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Richard Feynman - Richard Feynman was an American physicist. He is well known for his work in quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the parton model. Feynman is a Nobel Prize recipient, and even helped with the creation of the atomic bomb. Feynman is truly one of the greatest Physicists of all time. Feynman was born on May 11th of 1918 in the state of New York. His family was Jewish, and had immigrated from Poland years before. Richard’s father, Melville, heavily influenced his younger years....   [tags: Biography]
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The Portrayal of Socially Destructive and Over-Ambitious Richard, in Shakespeare's Richard III - Richard, the main character of the Shakespeare’s play, Richard III is portrayed as socially destructive and politically over-ambitious. His destructive potential is depicted by the way he relates with the other protagonists in the play and also by what he confesses as his intentions. Richard’s political ambition is revealed through his strategic calculations based on the order of birth in his York family which puts him third away from the throne. Ahead of him is his elder brother, George Clarence, a barrier which will have to eradicate....   [tags: English Literature, Literary Analysis, Analytical ] 2911 words
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Richard Lovelace - In the 17th century Britain a ’new wave’ of poets emerged, the one that would later be labelled the metaphysical poets. They had a very unique style that is very energetic, paradoxical, often enough to completely boggle the reader, and in a way entertaining for the way they hid their real point at times. How many times have we thought of them innocent, often thinking them to be saints and such. Certainly, in a way they are, but to enjoy reading them we have to be fully aware of the possible peiorativeness of their poems....   [tags: poetry, To Lucasta, The Rose, love]
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Richard Strauss - Richard Strauss was born in Munich, Germany on June 11, 1864. He was born to Franz Joseph Strauss, who was regarded as one of the best French hornists of his time, and Josepha Pscorr. Strauss composed Don Quixote, technically known as “Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character, in the year 1987 and it was first performed on March 8, 1898 in Colgne, Germany and was conducted by Franz Wüllner. It is based on the novel “El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Moncha”, which was written by Michael Cervantes and published in two separate parts, the first in 1605 and the second in 1615....   [tags: classical music, opera]
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Richard Loncraine’s Rendition of William Shakespeare’s Richard III - Richard Loncraine’s rendition of William Shakespeare’s Richard III is memorable in its appeal to modern viewers partly because it relocates the action of the play to a fantasized Nazi Germany-styled England of the 1940s, rather than keeping fifteenth-century England as the setting as Shakespeare originally intended. But while this approach undoubtedly allows the story of Richard III to be broadcasted to a more diverse audience, its total rejection of historical fact, along with the way in which Loncraine skips around the text, cuts scenes, and adds small but important details to the aesthetics of Shakespeare’s play may mislead the audience and thus distract them from the original piece....   [tags: play, nazi germany, queen margaret] 783 words
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Kind Richard the Second by William Shakespeare - Richard II is the main character in this tragedy that we generally love to hate. Regardless of the actuality that his enemies refer to him as a "bottled spider," and a "poisonous bunchbacked toad," Richard can essentially be rather likable. This is to a certain extent because he's smart, smooth, and has a lot of political knowledge. He also has rather a sense of humor. It's a sick sense of humor, but it can be pretty convincing. Our early view of Richard in this play is used with three ‘coups’: the wooing of Anne, the cursing scene with Margaret, and the death of Clarence....   [tags: betrayal, coup, tragedy] 648 words
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The Significance of Richard Parker in Life of Pi - Picture yourself in a peaceful sleep. Suddenly, you are awake. The crackle of lightening and the swaying of the boat startle you. You get up to see what all the commotion is about. Now you are standing on the deck with the wind knocking you down. The skies open up with buckets of rain smacking against your skin with the cooling mist from the high waves are gently falling upon you. A piercing alarm and the screaming of people scratches at your ears. A second later you are standing in water up to your knees....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]
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Richard Cory and To an Athlete Dying Young - The speakers in A. E. Housman poem “To an Athlete Dying Young” and Edward Arlington Robinson poem “Richard Cory” serve different purposes but uses irony and rhyme to help convey their message. In “To an Athlete Dying Young” the speaker’s purpose is to show the audience dying young with glory is more memorable than dying old with glory. In “Richard Cory” the speaker’s purpose is to show the audience “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” In the poem “To an Athlete Dying Young” the author uses rhyme to show the readers how the glory of the runner came and went in a dramatic way....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 687 words
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“Naked Villainy”: Richard as a Satanic Hero - In many religions and cultures, a demonic entity embodies the spirit of evil, ruler of hell, enemy of God, and tempter of humankind. This arch rebel figure often emerges in literature, and one of the most well-known is Satan, a defiant epitome of evil from John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. There must be good in the presence of evil, thus there must be a hero with whom the villain clashes with, a bold character whom the audience roots for. In Shakespeare’s tragic play Richard III, Richard plays the role of both the hero and the villain by using his heroic traits to underscore his satanic persona....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1330 words
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Analysis of Black Boy by Richard Wright - A quote from Martin Luther King Jr. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most renowned public speakers and advocate for equal rights of African Americans. Despite the story Black Boy, by Richard Wright, taking place several years before Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, there is a prevalent discrimination in both time periods. In the beginning of the novel Black Boy, Richard maintained a facade, or superficial appearance, that blacks were equal to whites....   [tags: black boy, jim crow, discrimination] 699 words
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Richard Overy and The World War II - ... There are many different factors that Richard Overy explains as to “why the allies won” the Second World War. Richard Overy gave many reasons as to why he thought the allies won the war. One way that helped the allies win the war was the main groups, Soviet Union, United States and Britain were successful because of the size of their armies. Their armies had large numbers which had helped them have a successful win. With the numbers being larger for the main parts of the allies group, this helped lead them to victory....   [tags: soviet union, democracy, paradox] 982 words
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Richard II: His Dramatic Downfall - Shakespeare’s plays were grouped into three categories: comedies, tragedies and histories. The histories were those plays based on the lives of English kings. Shakespeare was one of the first writers to write about English history. According to Garber, “before Shakespeare’s time there were few history plays such written in England--- England history was told in verse and prose chronicles (239)”. It’s considered that Richard II is one of the early “historical plays”. The play became so iconic that even Queen Elizabeth said that she was “Richard the second, know ye not that”....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 2117 words
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The Biography of Absalom Jones and Richard Allen - The union and biography of Absalom Jones and Richard Allen is a unique tale. Nonetheless, when we think of major influences in black history theirs is not amongst the names that readily come to mind. When discussing great advocates for equality and rights for the African Americans, names such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and other prominent advocates widely televised are thought about. But seldom, if ever, are we are we told the tale of two seemingly distant African-American men, who unite for a similar cause and later leave one of the most important impacts made in the city of Philadelphia....   [tags: Race in America]
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The AtkinsonShiffrin Theory Designed by Richard Atkinson and Richard Shiffrin in 1968 - The human mind is genuinely mesmerizing and intriguing when it comes to how it operates and how it perceives the world around us. What it is equally as captivating, is how we manage to store all the information we receive on a day to day basis. Whether its memorizing vocabulary terms for an exam, recollecting a fond childhood memory in great detail, or simply remembering what to purchase on a quick errand, all of these things require an operation in the brain and a designated place for these memories to be stored....   [tags: human mind, equality, memory model] 1175 words
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None of This is Fair by Mr. Richard Rodriguez - After long years of suffering, degradation, and different sorts of discrimination which the disadvantaged group of people had experienced, the “Affirmative Action Law” was finally passed and enforced for the very first time on September 24, 1965. The central purpose of the Affirmative Action Law is to combat racial inequality and to give equal civil rights for each citizen of the United States, most especially for the minorities. However, what does true equality mean. Is opportunity for everyone....   [tags: Discrimination, affirmative action] 664 words
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Richard Trenton Chase - “You’re impossibly fast and strong. Your skin is pale whit and ice cold. Your eyes change color and sometimes you speak like -- like you’re from a different time. You never eat or drink anything. You don’t go out in the sunlight…” (Bella, from the movie Twilight) At that point in the movie Twilight, Bella is putting pieces together that Edward Cullen is a vampire, but can vampires actually be real in real life. All that is really needed to be considered a vampire is by the want and urge to drink human blood....   [tags: The Dracula Killer]
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Richard Wright's Assessment for the Negro Writers - Richard Wright's Assessment for the Negro Writers Introduction Richard Wright’s plead in the Blueprint for Negro Writing could be very well summarized in one of the famous words from Thomas Kempis, “Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” In this popular essay, Richard Wright denounced the Negro writers as he perceived them to be merely begging for the sympathy of the bourgeoisie instead of striving to present a life that is more worth living for the Black Americans (Mitchell 98)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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RIchard Nixon and The Water Gate Scandal - ... In this scandal it involved bribery, extortion, destruction of evidence, conspiracy, phone tapping, political burglary, illegal campaign contributions, and many more. They also know that they were connected to president Nixon’s re-election campaign. The burglary happened at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in the Watergate Complex. The Watergate Complex was a area in Washington D.C. that held hotels and offices. Many believe Nixon was involved in some way due to him being a part of the Republican Party....   [tags: cia, fbi, secret documents] 892 words
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Analysis of The Schievement of Desire by Richard Rodriguez - In “The Achievement of Desire,” Richard Rodriguez references Richard Hoggart’s book The Uses of Literacy in order to explain his experience and struggles as a student by comparing his story to Hoggart’s story. Rodriguez introduces Hoggart’s personal experience in order to justify his behavior at home and school. Rodriguez considers himself to be a “scholarship boy” because according to Hoggart, a “scholarship boy” is the student that is a good student but a bad son (518). At a young age, Rodriguez began to develop ideas and costume different from the ones his parents taught him; Rodriguez indifference to the Hispanic culture caused him to physically and mentally alienate from his family memb...   [tags: scholarship, aliented, family, boy] 578 words
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Analysis of 3D Artist Richard Long - Walking. A natural progression in the development of a person. From the day a baby begins to walk, it becomes a fundamental activity that he does for the rest of his life. Walking is a universal movement that we do not consciously think about in order to do it. Walking a line is probably the easiest thing a human being can do to mark his place, to have his footsteps imprinted on the land. Richard Long, a British contemporary artist, engages with the world by walking, and interacts with natural materials and sometimes, the forces of nature....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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To Althea, From Prison by Richard Lovelace - The renaissance era was a time of great conflict, but also of great artistic achievements. The seventeenth century was laced with Cavalier poets. One of those whose talents stood above his peers was Richard Lovelace, who was most famous for his poem “To Althea, From Prison”. Behind cell bars, he wrote this linguistic masterpiece tapping into a deep inner thought which resonates for all ages and displays the ideals of freedom, honor and carpe diem to his readers to the extent that it significantly influenced society....   [tags: king charles, cavalier poets ]
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - An author’s main goal is to entice readers with their stories. In order to do so, they use various literary elements. The literary elements create mood, plot, and much excitement. Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game” tells the story of Rainsford, who becomes trapped on an island and must fight. Suzanne Collins's trilogy The Hunger Games is the story of how Katniss must defeat the odds pitted against her. Connell and Collins use the elements of foreshadowing, allusion, and irony to create a sense of fear in their writings....   [tags: Literary Devices, Literary Analysis, Theme]
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