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Quick Guide: Warriors Don't Cry By College Guide World
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The nine African American children were called the Little Rock Nine. They were often threatened, harassed, beaten, raped, and even almost killed during the course of that first year they spent at... More > Central High School. The author, Melba Patillo Beals was born on 7th of December, 1941, in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born the same day the American fleet at Pearl Harbour was bombed by the Japanese troops. The day is now remembered as Pearl Harbour Day.< Less
Quick Guide: Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner By College Guide World
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The major action is set in Scotland in the past. The author seems to have very accurately observed the settings. At the same time, there is a pseudo-Christian world of angels, devils, and certain... More > demonic possessions in the story. When the book was published for the first time, it was not very well received and only a few copies were sold. It is said to have suffered critical neglect during that period, particularly in the early part of the nineteenth century. Quick Guide: Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Schindler's List By Students' Academy
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The novel is based on a true story. Oskar Schindler is the central character in the novel. It tells his story. He was a member of the Nazi Party in Germany, but having saved the lives of 1,200 Jews... More > from concentration camps, he became a hero in Germany and Poland. The story has been fictionalized but the characters and places retain their real name in this work of historical fiction. The author had already written many successful novels before and after the present novel. However, this novel became the author’s most well-known and celebrated work of fiction.< Less
Literature Help: A Child Called "It" By Students' Academy
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The book has been highly successful, and consequently it made its place on the New York Times bestseller list. After its publication, more than 1.6 million copies of the book were sold in five years.... More > The author became a celebrity in a very short time, and he began to appear on several talk shows on television channels. He would tell the audiences about his experiences and the book. Literature Help: A Child Called "It" Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Holes By Students' Academy
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The setting of the story is highly important. Camp Green Lake is located in Texas. The place is dry now but there used to be a lake in the past. It is not a green area because there is no lake now.... More > The place does not have trees. The only two oak trees are there and they are owned by the Warden. In 2003, the book was adapted as a movie and it was released in the same year by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie proved to be equally successful. Literature Help: Holes Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Norwegian Wood By Raja Sharma
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The story of the novel is set in Tokyo during the late 1960s. It was time of anger and dissent, when the young students in Japan and several other countries were rising and protesting against the... More > established order in their respective society and nations. Ready Reference Treatise: Norwegian Wood Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Rashomon & Other Stories By Students' Academy
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Most of his stories are the re-crafts of the traditional Japanese legend presented as modernist psychological stories. The author was strongly against naturalism, but his stories are sometimes... More > wrongly categorized as ‘slice of life.’ He was the first Japanese writer who became popular in the West. The story ‘Rashomon’ was adapted into a movie in 1950. Since then Kurosawa’s popularity has continued to grow. Literature Help: Rashomon & Other Stories Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary "In a Grove" "Rashomon" "Yam Gruel" “The Martyr” "Kesa and Morito" "The Dragon" Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Dead End In Norvelt By Students' Academy
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The real hero of the novel is Jack himself but his hometown and the values of the town are equally important in the context of the story. The characters in the novel use their power to control... More > others. According to one of the reviewers named Josh Lacey, “Dead End In Norvelt” is a defiantly political novel. Literature Help: Dead End In Norvelt Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Gilead By Students' Academy
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It happens to be an epistolary novel, the fictional autobiography of the Reverend John Ames. He used to be an elderly pastor in the small and secluded town called Gilead, in Iowa. The pastor learns... More > that he is dying of a heart condition. When the book opens, the date that the author establishes is in the year 1956. The pastor informs the reader that he is writing an account of his life for his son who is only seven years old. The Reverend thinks that his son will have few memories of him. Literature Help: Gilead Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Thematic Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Untouchable By Raja Sharma
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Since “Untouchable” champions the cause of the untouchables or the scheduled caste people in India, it is considered a revolutionary work of literature. It very explicitly exposes the... More > social evils prevalent in the contemporary Indian society. When the book was published, it was very well received both in India and in several other countries around the world. The work was highly admired. The book compelled the Indian scholars and politicians to think about this social evil and do something to improve the living conditions of the untouchables. Famous English story writer and essayist E. M. Forster mentioned that “Untouchable” had both historical and literary significance. Another thing that made the book very distinct is the appearance of Mahatma Gandhi in the novel.< Less