the bear 1

Word Count: 545 Approx Pages: 2

William Faulkner makes extensive use of the setting in “The Bear”. Faulkner uses the woods in which the main action of the story takes place, the animals in those woods, and the historical setting of his novel to represent the values held by the main characters and to act as a motivating force ... Continue Reading

The Ratter and Tone

Word Count: 792 Approx Pages: 3

“The Rattler” is a simple, yet powerful chronicle of a man’s killing of a rattlesnake in a desert. Although the man narrates the story, it is told mainly from the perspective of the rattlesnake, as though the narrator is empathizing with the snake. The snake is seen as human-like and deservi ... Continue Reading

Walking in the mountains

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I’d like to tell you briefly about the unforgettable adventure which I had some weeks ago. As you know I made up my mind to travel alone that time. It was great experience on the one hand and dreadful danger on the other. (You know how stubborn and careless I c ... Continue Reading

The Character of Jim

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In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry- Finn, Mark Twain utilizes the character of Jim, a runaway slave, to remark on society’s ignorant attitudes to those that may differ from the masses. The alienation of Jim throughout the story reflects the popular racist beliefs of the mid to late 18 ... Continue Reading

Chapter 12 of Cold Mountain

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Frazier’s References to Emersonian Philosophy in Chapter 12 of Cold Mountain In chapter 12 of Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain, entitled freewill savages, Frazier portrays two of the main characters, Ruby and Stobrod, with Emersonian ideals in mind. One can see that Frazier embedded Em ... Continue Reading

The Rattler and tone

Word Count: 820 Approx Pages: 3

“The Rattler” is a simple, yet powerful chronicle of a man’s killing of a rattlesnake in a desert. Although the man narrates the story, it is told mainly from the perspective of the rattlesnake, as though the narrator is empathizing with the snake. The snake is seen as human-like and deservi ... Continue Reading

Jim Burden Essay (My Antonia)

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Does where we are raised effect how we will mature into an adult? Some people would agree to that while others will not. Is it what our parents teach us that makes us into who we are. No one will ever know the true answer. Jim Burden will probably grow up to be a intelligent and friendly man. ... Continue Reading

The Parents of Huck Finn

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Throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn there are many unique characters aside from Huck. As Huck travels the Mississippi he meets many people that, to him, take the place of his nonexistent parents. For as long as Huck can remember he’s been alone, but there is most undeniably a child’s ... Continue Reading

My Antonia/summary

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The book My Antonia is about a young boy named Jimmy and his long time friend Antonia. Jimmy’s parents had died so he was to move to Nebraska to live with his grandparents Mr. And Mrs. Burden. At the sane time a Bohemian family moves near his grandparents place on the out skirts of B ... Continue Reading

Huck Finn

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Have you ever played a mean trick or a joke on someone and only realized later on how bad it made them feel? Well, that was the case with Huckleberry Finn when he tricked Jim. After convincing Jim that the whole fog incident was just a dream, Huck tauntingly points out the broken oar and the leaves ... Continue Reading

Close Encounters of the Snake-Handling Kind

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Close Encounters of the Snake-Handling Kind One of the most unusual religious rituals I have experienced happened one fall evening during my fifteenth year. A girl, whom I will call Rachel, was a new person at my school. I befriended her, and thought I knew her pretty well until the night she as ... Continue Reading

The Moral Maturation of Huckle

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The Moral Maturation of Huckleberry Finn A novel structured on the theme of morality, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain focuses on Huck Finn’s multifaceted growing up process. Huck, through his escapades and misfortunes is obliged to endure the agonizing process from childhood ... Continue Reading

Huck Finn Definition of Superstition

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For Huck there were many influences around him that made him superstitious. His two closes friends, Tom and Jim, are both superstitious, although Jim is much more older, practical and wise, Tom is the other extreme being immature and who enjoys a far-fetched story line. In one incident, Jim shows t ... Continue Reading

Poisonous Snakes

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There are many poisonous snakes in the United States. There are a few out of many found in found in Louisiana, such as the Cotton Mouth (water moccasin), the Copperhead, the Rattlesnake, the Pit Viper, and the Coral snake. Each of these snakes have their own characteristics, habitats, and symptoms o ... Continue Reading

Huckleberry Finn's Physical vs. Moral Journey

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An adventure is an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity. In the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, Huck goes on an adventure down the Mississippi River and has many experiences along the way. The book is about the journey Huck goes through, facing the challe ... Continue Reading

Sharing a Level of Equality

Word Count: 1081 Approx Pages: 4

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain is set on the Mississippi River. Huck Finn escapes his abusive father and finds himself in the hands of a runaway slave, Jim, as they head down the Mississippi River to find freedom. Along the way, they become equ ... Continue Reading

Trail of tears

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During President Jackson’s presidency many of his duties seemed to be quite controversial. One of the most infamous charges was his action taken towards Native Americans. He destroyed many cultures by forcibly removing the Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Seminoles, and Creeks. Jackson forced th ... Continue Reading

The Uses of Snake Venom

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Snakes—long and short, smooth and scaly, dull and colorful, harmless—and deadly. Don’t worry, this is not going to be a scary snake story. Americans have an ambivalent attitude toward snakes. On the one hand, our popular culture loves them; our classic cars are t ... Continue Reading


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"Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston is filled with symbolism ranging from images that are easily captured to things that require a little bit more insight. Religion has apparently played a major role in Hurston's life, readily seen in "Sweat" with the references to a snake and Gethsemane. Symbolism plays ... Continue Reading

Lame Deer and Sanchez

Word Count: 1395 Approx Pages: 6

In the two short passages, “Listen to the Air” by John Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes, and “Sanchez” by William Least Heat Moon, we learn about two different Native American representatives and their likes and differences on Native American values. Traditionally Na ... Continue Reading