Essays on American Literature

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Essay about the Book ‘The Giver’

Lois Lowry’s book, The Giver, shows that depriving people of certain knowledge is a way of dehumanizing and endangering them. People following rules blindly appeared multiple times in this book. It is extremely visible in the community, and with characters such as Jonas and Jonas’s father. In The Giver, following rules aimlessly does not always […]

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Literary Analysis of ‘The Giver’

How would you like to live in a world without pain, without difference, and without freedom? The Book The Giver by Lois Lowry is a dystopian society where the memory of the past and pain are taken away. Your life isn’t your own, people make your decisions. Jonas the main character in the book wants […]

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Movie about Harriet Tubman

“Harriet” did an incredible job of pulling you into the emotions of what it was to be a slave in the 17th century, pulling you down into the lowest points and bringing you up into what must have been indescribable joy to meet freedom. At every turn I felt a part of her story and […]

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Freedombound`s Story about a Girl Named Harriet Tubman

Freedombound tells an amazing story about a girl named Harriet Tubman who grows up in slavery knowing that it is wrong. Harriet soon grows up and in her adulthood, escapes to slavery and leads many other people out of slavery. She guides these people up north where their hands belong to their body and where […]

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Essay about ‘Glass Castle’

The memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Wall’s was published in 2005. The Glass Castle is an attention grabbing story of Jeannette Walls childhood. This book is a Teen and an Adult book to read.The book is full of vulgar language, drama, and many horrific tragedies.Through all they’ve been through most of the children came […]

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

For my Digital Music class paper I am doing a summary paper of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone. This movie starts out in England in a little suburb. You see a little cat and it turns into a witch named Professor McGonagall she meets with a wizard named Professor Dumbledore at the door steps […]

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Beginning. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

The book start by explaining how boring the Durley’s life was, they were an ordinary family, that enjoyed living in their monotonous boring simple life, but their world was turned around when they wake up in an ordinary day and go out the front door to pick up the newspaper and found a one year […]

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Essay ‘Harry Potter’

It’s hard to imagine that in a country like the United States there is a book ban, but that has happened. In 2012, the American Library Association received 464 applications for the ban on various books, and according to its representative, since 1990, the number of applications has exceeded 17,700 leaves. Although controversial in terms […]

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About J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter)

From my very subjective point of view, British author, J.K. Rowling is the writer of the century. This author is the former English teacher, who achieved her success due to her “Harry Potter” series. She has won a few awards for her “Harry Potter” creations, among others, Nestle Smarties Book Prize and British Children’s Book […]

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How did Edgar Allan Poe’s Early Life Impact his Writing 

The early childhood traumas that occurred such as dealing with disease in the family to being impacted with his father’s alcohol addiction took a toll on Poe’s life. He started to view the world as a cold harsh place where physical and mental illness was atmospheric. Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston Massachusetts to […]

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Edgar Allan Poe’s Life Essay

Did you know that Edgar Allan Poe may have been named after a Shakespearean character? Me either! Did you know that he also got kicked out of West Point on purpose? This happened because he showed up to role call butt naked. He also was obsessed with cats. Everytime he wrote he would have a […]

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The Works of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

All throughout American Literature, writers have been composing literary works that have been influencing future authors. These writers create literary works usually discussing religion, politics, or a personal experience. The numerous amounts of writings present in American Literature can be quite similar to one another or can differ from one another when compared to different […]

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Catcher in the Rye: Resistance to Growing up

The Catcher in the Rye, captures the teen life in a book. The novel remains relevant in today’s society more than ever, which derives from Salinger’s themes of loneliness and the unwillingness of growing up. In the story, Holden’s resistance of growing up is illustrated best by the symbols of the ducks and the museum. […]

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