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Sorrow
Sorrow
Sorrow Sorrow Whether it is getting a bad grade in English class, leaving home to go to college, or losing a loved one, we all experience sorrow. Sorrow is some kind of pain or distress of the mind caused by a loss or misfortune. It is a part of life that we all must learn to deal with. People cope with sorrow in different ways. Certain people let every misfortune that they encounter get to them. They flip out if they get a C on one of the many minute assignments in a class. If they get a traff
Standardization of the English Language
Standardization of the English Language
Standardization of the English Language Standardization of the English Language There are several important events before 1500 that when listed together show a series of steps in the struggle for English language supremacy. These steps are mainly governmental, legal and official events that pushed English usage. In 1356 The Sheriff\'s Court in London and Middlesex were conducted in English for the first time. When Parliament opened in 1362 the Statute of Pleading was issued declaring English as
Gulliver's Travels: Summary
Gulliver's Travels: Summary
Gulliver\'s Travels: Summary Gulliver\'s Travels: Summary Many of the critics who have critiqued Jonathan Swift\'s Gulliver\'s Travels have used the word extraneous more then once. Swift was viewed as an insane person who was a failure in life. But this is far from the truth. Swift wrote Gulliver\'s Travels, a book that has been assigned to students for years, and it is written from experience. Swift\'s experience with the Tories and their conflicts with the Whigs caused him to write books that
The Canterbury Tales: Analysis
The Canterbury Tales: Analysis
The Canterbury Tales: Analysis The Canterbury Tales: Analysis The Canterbury Tales are a series of stories written by the late, great English poet Geoffrey Chaucer. The tales are about a group of twenty-nine pilgrims who set off on a pilgrimage to a cathedral in Canterbury, England, about five miles south of London. The cathedral was a special place. It was a shrine where the archbishop Thomas A. Becket was murdered in 1170. This was the pilgrimage the twenty nine characters would make. They wo
A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes De
A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes De
A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes Developed Through Allusions to Classical Mythology A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes Developed Through Allusions to Classical Mythology James Joyce\'s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of complex themes developed through frequent allusions to classical mythology. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus serves as a structuring element in the novel, uniting the central themes of individual rebellion and discovery, producing a
The Necklace: The Downfall of Mathilde Loisel
The Necklace: The Downfall of Mathilde Loisel
The Necklace: The Downfall of Mathilde Loisel The Necklace: The Downfall of Mathilde Loisel Chad Pugh English 2025 Dr. Bovey Jealousy and envy are among the greatest of sins and have been the down fall of many. Maupassant\'s The Necklace is the story of a woman who is overcome with jealousy and envy. Mathilde Loisel feels she has been cheated by life from all of the wonderful things it has to offer. The reader learns how these qualities in Mme. Loisel come back to haunt her for many years as
Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde\'s The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde\'s The Importance of Being Earnest While some critics contend that The Importance of Being Earnest is completely fanciful and has no relation to the real world, others maintain that Oscar Wilde\'s trivial comedy for serious people does make significant comments about social class and the institution of marriage. These observations include the prevalent utilization of deceit in everyday affairs. Indeed the characters and plot of the pl
Poetry: The Law Makes Me Go
Poetry: The Law Makes Me Go
Poetry: The Law Makes Me Go Poetry: The Law Makes Me Go I drag out of bed just to come here, And you expect me to get up and Cheer? I walk through the doors to join the mass, Then It\'s off to my most boring class? Band is it and we play our song, Why does this class last so long? In Spanish I\'m lost, and with help from my pal, All I haved learned in that class is Que tal?; I head for my desk just to wait for the bell, Then it\'s off again, get me out of this hell; In Biology we\'re learning wh
Zinn's A People's History of the United States: Th
Zinn's A People's History of the United States: Th
Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States: The Oppressed Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States: The Oppressed Dr. Howard Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian\'s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until th
The Outsiders: An Analysis
The Outsiders: An Analysis
The Outsiders: An Analysis The Outsiders: An Analysis By: Yanir Seroussi Teacher: Mr. Saphir Class: 9s Introduction In this book analysis, about the book The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton I will discuss character and plot development, as well as the setting, the author\'s style and my opinions about the book. In this part of the analysis I will give some information about the subjects of the book, and about the author. The author wrote the story when she was just 16 years old, in the 1950s. The bo
Alvarez Shows Language is A Tremendous Difference
Alvarez Shows Language is A Tremendous Difference
Alvarez Shows Language is A Tremendous Difference In Everyone\'s Lives In His Story Alvarez Shows Language is A Tremendous Difference In Everyone\'s Lives In His Story Rudy and Yolanda communicated in completely different languages. By language, I mean the written, and spoken kind. More so I mean the traditions, and values that go hand in hand with learning a language. When they learned their own languages, they inherited their own set of ideals, that were changed by what, where, and how they w
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Test of One Knigh
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Test of One Knigh
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Test of One Knight\'s Chivalric Attributes Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Test of One Knight\'s Chivalric Attributes Loyalty, courage, honor, purity, and courtesy are all attributes of a knight that displays chivalry. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is truly a story of the test of these attributes. In order to have a true test of these attributes, there must first be a knight worthy of being tested, meaning that the knight must possess chivalric attributes to
T. S. Eliot's The Hollow Men
T. S. Eliot's The Hollow Men
T. S. Eliot\'s The Hollow Men T. S. Eliot\'s The Hollow Men Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri of New England descent, on Sept. 26, 1888. He entered Harvard University in 1906, completed his courses in three years and earned a master\'s degree the next year. After a year at the Sorbonne in Paris, he returned to Harvard. Further study led him to Merton College, Oxford, and he decided to stay in England. He worked first as a teacher and then in Lloyd\'s Bank until 1925. Then
Willa Sibert Cather and His Works
Willa Sibert Cather and His Works
Willa Sibert Cather and His Works Willa Sibert Cather and His Works Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer. She wrote about the qualities of courage, sensitivity, and perseverance. Most often, her novels and short stories took place in rural townships. She was born sometime in 1873, in her grandmother\'s house. She was named after an Aunt Willela who had died; however, she chose to believe that her name was derived from her grandparent\'s names. She was the first child of Cha
Winston Smith's Downfall
Winston Smith's Downfall
Winston Smith\'s Downfall Winston Smith\'s Downfall In the repressive society of Oceania in 1984, Winston Smith lived a restricted life in which all activities were aimed towards the good of the Party. Political and intellectual freedom were completely non-existent. With no laws separating right from wrong, the whole population lived in fear, which resulted in easy control by the government. People who broke the law by committing “ thoughtcrime” were dealt with by the Thought Police and were ei
Words on To His Coy Mistress
Words on To His Coy Mistress
Words on To His Coy Mistress Words on To His Coy Mistress Ryan Schmidt English 114 David Upchurch 10/2/96 Either you have sex with me or you die. This is a very strong statement which, when said, has to get someone\'s attention; and that is exactly what Andrew Marvell intends for the reader in this poem. He wants the undivided attention of this mistress so that he can scare her and rush her into making a decision the way he wants and in due time. Filled with time flavored symbolism, this ca
A Critical Analysis of Tension's In Memorial A. H.
A Critical Analysis of Tension's In Memorial A. H.
A Critical Analysis of Tension\'s In Memorial A. H. H. A Critical Analysis of Tension\'s In Memorial A. H. H. During the Victorian Period, long held and comfortable religious beliefs fell under great scrutiny. An early blow to these beliefs came from the Utilitarian, followers of Jeremy Bantam, in the form of a test by reason of many of the long-standing institutions of England, including the church. When seen through the eyes of reason, religion became “merely an outmoded superstition” (Ford &
All Quiet On the Western Front: Themes
All Quiet On the Western Front: Themes
All Quiet On the Western Front: Themes All Quiet On the Western Front: Themes All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depiction of the horrors of war. In the short note before Chapter One, Remarque lets the reader know exactly what themes he intends. War is a savage and gratuitous evil, war is unnatural, and war is responsible for the destruction of an entire generation. Remarque is very clear on the strength of his themes, and uses graphic imagery to convey to the reader the physical and p
A Summary of A Christmas Carol
A Summary of A Christmas Carol
A Summary of A Christmas Carol A Summary of A Christmas Carol Matt Toback 1). This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. The settings of the book include Scrooge\'s Counting House, Scrooge\'s Home, Bob Cratchit\'s home, assorted places throughout Scrooges childhood like the schoolhouse and the Fizziwig\'s place where Scrooge was an apprentice, this is where a Christmas party took place and he met the one lov
Hemingway's A Clean, Well-Lighted Place and His
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Hemingway\'s A Clean, Well-Lighted Place and His Life Hemingway\'s A Clean, Well-Lighted Place and His Life Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21st, 1899. He was the son of Dr. Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway. He grew up in a small town called Oak Park, Illinois. Hemingway was brought up in a somewhat conservative household by his parents who pushed the value of politeness and religion. It wasn\'t until he began English classes in school that his writing talent began to shine. Afte
A Clockwork Orange: Review of Book and Firm Versio
A Clockwork Orange: Review of Book and Firm Versio
A Clockwork Orange: Review of Book and Firm Version A Clockwork Orange: Review of Book and Firm Version In A Clockwork Orange, Alex, the narrator and the main character, tells the story of his teenage years, starting at fifteen. He begins his tale as the leader of a small gang that spends its evenings pillaging and wreaking havoc on the town until the gang mutinies and Your Humble Narrator, as Alex refers to himself, is caught by the police. From there, Alex travels to State Jail 84F to serve
As I Lay Dying: Styles Used By William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying: Styles Used By William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying: Styles Used By William Faulkner As I Lay Dying: Styles Used By William Faulkner Deborah Whelan -Darl\'s Section (p.128) Most authors have certain styles that result in bringing across certain ideas. In As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner uses a subtle and discreet narrative manner to bring forth important pieces of information that adds to the story, and important themes. In one of the chapters narrated by Darl, this is shown very well In this chapter Darl uses a flashback to let u
Studying Humanities
Studying Humanities
Studying Humanities Studying Humanities Throughout life one faces many obstacles against himself and mankind. By triumphing over these conflicts a person develops characteristics in correspondence to his or her experience. Humanities is the study of this basic cycle of life and its effect upon all cultures and nations. Today\'s generation, like many before and many to come, can attain a better understanding of the present course of history through the study of the past mankind experiences, or H
Orwell's Such, Such Were the Joys....: Alienatio
Orwell's Such, Such Were the Joys....: Alienatio
Orwell\'s Such, Such Were the Joys....: Alienation and Other Such Joys Orwell\'s Such, Such Were the Joys....: Alienation and Other Such Joys George Orwell expresses a feeling of alienation throughout Such, Such Were the Joys.... He casts himself as a misfit, unable to understand his peers, the authorities placed over him, and the laws that govern his existence. Orwell writes, “The good and the possible never seemed to coincide” (37). Though he shows his ability to enumerate what is “good
A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt: More's Mor
A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt: More's Mor
A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt: More\'s Moral Dilemma A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt: More\'s Moral Dilemma During the English renaissance in the 1500\'s, King Henry VIII wants a divorce from his wife for various reasons, but divorce is against the Catholic religion. This is why he wants Sir Thomas More\'s consent, because More is a highly respected Catholic, but he is such a good Catholic that he goes against divorce. In the play, A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt, King Hen
An Analysis of Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Cage
An Analysis of Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Cage
An Analysis of Maya Angelou\'s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings An Analysis of Maya Angelou\'s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Julie Gibson Maya Angelou\'s I Know Why Caged Bird Sings illustrates how an innocent and naive girl growing up in the midst of the Great Depression overcomes life\'s many obstacles and becomes the powerful and influential woman she is today. Maya is a world renowned author, teacher, speaker, actress, and mother. Through this autobiographical piece, Maya\'s use of fig
Analysis of The Age of Anxiety by W.H. Auden
Analysis of The Age of Anxiety by W.H. Auden
Analysis of The Age of Anxiety by W.H. Auden Analysis of The Age of Anxiety by W.H. Auden The themes and ideas in Auden\'s The Age of Anxiety reflect his belief that man\'s quest for self actualization is in vain. I. Auden\'s background A. As a 1930\'s poet 1. Views of Society 2. Diagnosis of the industrial society B. Major conflicts of his works II. The Age of Anxiety overview A. As a quest poem 1. Characters\' search for self-actualization 2. Characters\' inevitable failure in the que
An Analysis of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: The W
An Analysis of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: The W
An Analysis of Chaucer\'s Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath\'s Tale An Analysis of Chaucer\'s Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath\'s Tale In reading Geoffrey Chaucer\'s Canterbury Tales, I found that of the Wife of Bath, including her prologue, to be the most thought-provoking. The pilgrim who narrates this tale, Alison, is a gap-toothed, partially deaf seamstress and widow who has been married five times. She claims to have great experience in the ways of the heart, having a remedy for w
An Analysis of British Literature
An Analysis of British Literature
An Analysis of British Literature An Analysis of British Literature Death is inevitable and what happens after death will always be a mystery to the living. For this reason, the afterlife has always been a topic which artists have chosen to explore in their works. Throughout the chronology of British literature, artists have used society\'s views as a basis to examine the afterlife, and look at it in new ways. The afterlife has been a theme in British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period of B
The Life of Anne Frank
The Life of Anne Frank
The Life of Anne Frank The Life of Anne Frank On the Deportations Our many Jewish friends and acquaintances are being taken away in droves. The Gestapo is treatiang them very roughly and transporting them in cattle cars to Westerbork, the big camp in Drenthe to which they\'re sending all the Jews....If it\'s that bad in Holland, what must it be like in those faraway and uncivilized places where the Germans are sending them? We assume that most of them are being murdered. The English radio says
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess Autobiography: Story of one\'s life, written by oneself.(Halsey 64). Everyone knows what an autobiography is, but not so many people realize that although not all authors write a book that can be called a factual autobiography, many authors frequently allow personal, real life experiences to influence their fictional writings. An excellent example of such an author is Anthony Burgess. Anthony Burgess is recognized today
Allegory
Allegory
Allegory Allegory ALLEGORY, pronounced AL uh gawr ee, is a story with more than one meaning. Most allegories have moral or religious meanings. Famous allegories include the fables attributed to Aesop, an ancient Greek writer. Aesop\'s fables seem to describe the adventures of animals and human beings. But the author actually wanted to teach his readers something about human nature. One of Aesop\'s best-known fables is The Fox and the Grapes. On its surface, or its literal level of meaning, th
James Joyce's Araby
James Joyce's Araby
James Joyce\'s Araby James Joyce\'s Araby In James Joyce\'s short story Araby, several different micro-cosms are evident. The story demonstrates adolescence, maturity, and public life in Dublin at that time. As the reader, you learn how this city has grown to destroy this young boy\'s life and hopes, and create the person that he is as a narrator. In Araby, the mature narrator and not the naive boy is the story\'s protagonist.(Coulthard) Throughout the story this is easily shown, espe
Personal Writing: What I Learned This Semester In
Personal Writing: What I Learned This Semester In
Personal Writing: What I Learned This Semester In English Class Personal Writing: What I Learned This Semester In English Class I feel this semester, only the first of many I will endure, was a successful one. The objective of the course was to make us better writers, and I certainly have improved. I learned what makes a paper good or bad, what makes it easier to write a good paper, and how the manner that the class is held makes a difference. However, I feel I should have taken my high school
A Town Like Alice: Discussion
A Town Like Alice: Discussion
A Town Like Alice: Discussion A Town Like Alice: Discussion Even though cultures differ, people are basically the same. This is a statement that depends a lot on what you mean with basically. I think people are pretty much the same all around the world but and they definitely could end up being almost the same if they was raised in exactly the same way and had the exact same possibilities in life. If the basic characteristics are those you have when you\'re new-borned then I think it\'s obviou
My Trip To the Philippines
My Trip To the Philippines
My Trip To the Philippines My Trip To the Philippines In September 1989, when I was 11 year old, I came to Philippines during my short vacation. My father brought the whole family, also my cousin Jimmy. We spent 5 days in the Philippines. During these five days, I realized that there were many differences between Taiwan and the Philippines. The most difference was culture. People\'s language, behavior and also they are happy go lucky. The first problem I faced was the language problem. Philippi
A Violent Illumination of Salvation
A Violent Illumination of Salvation
A Violent Illumination of Salvation A Violent Illumination of Salvation Flannery O\'Connor uses violence to return characters to reality and prepare them to accept their moment of grace. The New Encyclopedia Britannica defines grace as the spontaneous, unmerited gift of the divine or the divine influence operating in man for his regeneration and sanctification (401). At any cost, a soul must find salvation. O\'Connor states, In my own stories I have found that violence is strangely capable o
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith wer
The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights The Bill of Rights Bill of Rights The first ten amendments to the US constitution are called the Bill of Rights because they provide basic legal protection for individual rights. The terms also applied to the English Bill of Rights of 1689 and the Canadian Bill of Rights 1960, and to similar guarantees in the constitutions of the American states. From the perspective of two centuries, it can be said that Madison chose well among they pyramid of proposal sin the state. he incl
Blue Collar Student: Are Jobs Good or Bad?
Blue Collar Student: Are Jobs Good or Bad?
Blue Collar Student: Are Jobs Good or Bad? Blue Collar Student: Are Jobs Good or Bad? Brian Woy Are part time jobs good or bad for a student? This is an interesting question that pertains to almost half of all high school students. Jobs provide students with many different qualities but at what cost? This will be the topic of discussion in this paper. Part time jobs are as common to students as mooing is to cows. Many students find it necessary to have a job after school and during the summer.
Around the World In Eighty Days: Summary
Around the World In Eighty Days: Summary
Around the World In Eighty Days: Summary Around the World In Eighty Days: Summary The title of the novel, Around the World in Eighty Days, is pretty much self explanatory. An Englishman, Phileas Fogg, places a wager that he can circumnavigate the world in 80 days. The events that occur throughout the novel describe his journey around the world. Phileas Fogg, the protagonist, was a lonesome person who lived with his paid servant. Mr.Fogg was thought to be rich although no one knew where his rich
The Need for an Official Language
The Need for an Official Language
The Need for an Official Language The Need for an Official Language Language is the most important media in human communication. It makes it much easier to exchange ideas. Imagine if everyone in this society spoke his own language. What would our society looks like? Probably not as prosperious as what we are now because business is very difficult to do due to the fact that all documents have to be printed in different languages. Our whole society would be split up because there is no communicat
Summary of The Canterbury Tales
Summary of The Canterbury Tales
Summary of The Canterbury Tales Summary of The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories set within a framing story of a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, the shrine of Saint Thomas à Becket. The poet joins a band of pilgrims, vividly described in the General Prologue, who assemble at the Tabard Inn outside London for the journey to Canterbury. Ranging in status from a Knight to a humble Plowman, they are a microcosm of 14th- century English society. The Host proposes a
The Two Different Cases Regarding Capital Punishme
The Two Different Cases Regarding Capital Punishme
The Two Different Cases Regarding Capital Punishment The Two Different Cases Regarding Capital Punishment Maria Hall English 112 Thesis : In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal spiritual community. This leads to a rejection of capital punishmen
The Need for Capital Punishment
The Need for Capital Punishment
The Need for Capital Punishment The Need for Capital Punishment ENGLISH SPEECH Imagine yourself in a room, 12 feet long by 6 feet wide. You\'re sitting on a metal bed bolted to the floor with a thin foam cushion. The only other things in the room are a table and a chair, a sink and a toilet. There is no window, only a small faint light on the ceiling. You spend all of your time in this room, you have no choice. This is your dining room, your den, your bedroom and your bathroom. You are allowed
The Works of Poet Carl Sandburg and His Effect on
The Works of Poet Carl Sandburg and His Effect on
The Works of Poet Carl Sandburg and His Effect on American Poetry The Works of Poet Carl Sandburg and His Effect on American Poetry The beloved poet, Carl Sandburg, changed the course of American poetry. He was a poet, novelist, journalist, and songwriter, yet the influence of his works have not always been acknowledged. Carl Sandburg\'s evocations of American urban and rural life, compassion for people, and his love of nature, through his works have made an enormous contribution to the America
The Life and Work of Chaim Potok
The Life and Work of Chaim Potok
The Life and Work of Chaim Potok The Life and Work of Chaim Potok Chaim Potok lives a very full life he has served his country, peoples, and religion very well and with great impact. First, to be discussed is his life birth through the present. He was born at a very early age on February 17, 1929, in New York, New York to Benjamin and Mollie Potok. The first university he went to was Yeshiva University where he graduated in 1950 with a B.A., summa cum laude, in English Literature. He also went
Fahrenheit 451: Change
Fahrenheit 451: Change
Fahrenheit 451: Change Fahrenheit 451: Change What is change? Webster\'s Second Collegiate Dictionary, defines change as to cause to become different; alter; transform; convert. Many things, people, and world events are able to change. Peace may be present for years and shattered by a disagreement over religion, or shift of political power. Technology changes the lives of people and how the interact and work in the world. People also change. Many do not see any wrongdoing internally, and remain
Characteristics of the Beowulf Poem
Characteristics of the Beowulf Poem
Characteristics of the Beowulf Poem Characteristics of the Beowulf Poem There are many characteristics of the Beowulf poem that make it a significant part of the history of literature. It is a perfect representation of how the people in eighth century England communicated, what their feelings were, and their culture. It gives us vital information about Old English social life and about Old English politics and about many things that scholars would like to have much more information on.(Raffel
Chaucer's The House of Fame: The Cultural Nature
Chaucer's The House of Fame: The Cultural Nature
Chaucer\'s The House of Fame: The Cultural Nature of Fame Chaucer\'s The House of Fame: The Cultural Nature of Fame QUESTION 7. DISCUSS THE CULTURAL NATURE OF FAME AND ITS TEXTUAL EXPRESSION WITH REFERENCE TO ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING: ORAL HEROIC POETRY, CHAUCER\'S DEPICTION IN THE HOUSE OF FAME AND THE MODERN CONSTRUCTION OF THE CANON OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. YOU SHOULD FOCUS YOUR ANALYSIS ON THE INTERPLAY OF ORAL AND LITERARY TRADITIONS IN THESE CONTEXTS. Many critics have noted the com