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Words of Wisdom: P. J. O' Rourke By Students' Academy
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Patrick Jake O' Rourke is well-known American writer, journalist, and political satirist. His biting satires have brought him a lot of appreciation from his readers and reviewers. He has been a... More > regular correspondent for several famous magazines, newspapers, and weekly magazines. He has authored 20 books. "The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way" is his latest book. it was released in January 2014. According to The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations, Patrick J. O'Rourke is the most quoted living person. Most of his quotations are read and heard in incredible numbers by millions of people around the world. The power of his diction and arrangement of words makes him one of the most emphatic speaker and orator in the modern world. Hundreds of his statements, lines, and thoughts have become very popular among the modern readers and scholars.< Less
Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 2: Emma Goldman By Teacher Forum
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It is generally reported that Goldman got attracted to anarchism after the Haymarket affair. She studied the anarchist philosophy and began to write on the subject. In the following years, she became... More > a popular lecturer on anarchist philosophy, social issues, and women’s rights. It is said that she attracted people in huge numbers to her programmes where she delivered her highly emphatic speeches. In 1885, she left her country and emigrated to the United States. She began to live in New York City. Only after four years, in 1889, she joined the flourishing anarchist movement.< Less
"Native Son" Summarized and Analyzed By Teacher Forum
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The story revolves around a young back American named Bigger Thomas. He is 20 years old. The story is set in the 1930s. Thomas lives in extreme poverty in a poor area on Chicago’s South... More > Side. It is a highly revealing story that describes the real story of the lives of the black youths who had to face problems first because of their background and second because the white people saw them as different. Now the book is frequently discussed among literary circles and it has found its place in several academic institutions around the world. "Native Son" Summarized and Analyzed Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Book One Book Two Book Three Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 1: Mahatma Gandhi By Teacher Forum
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He is also called “Mahatma”, an honorific title, which means sage, high-souled, or venerable. This title was applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa. Now he is known by this name all... More > over the world. “Bapu” is the Gujarati endearment for ‘father.’ There is no other person in the history of India who has been so highly esteemed, rather worshiped in real sense of term. Not only India, but also several other leaders in the colonized countries, such as Nelson Mandela in South Africa, and Martin Luther King, Jr. followed Gandhi’s footsteps and continued their freedom struggle in their countries. His nonviolent civil disobedience movement very quickly spread across the world.< Less
"The Namesake" Summarized and Analyzed By Teacher Forum
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“The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri was first published in 2003. She had originally written it as a novella and it was published in The New Yorker. However, after some time of its... More > publication, she expanded the story and wrote a full length novel. The story is based on the people who are caught in two conflicting cultures where they find highly noticeable religious, social, and ideological differences. The novel very skillfully explores emotional and cultural themes. At the centre of the story are the first generation Indian immigrants in the United States. The story illustrates the issues which they and their children had to face there in a new country. "The Namesake" Summarized and Analyzed Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Thematic Analysis< Less
Words of Wisdom: Thomas Paine By Students' Academy
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Paine believed that all the institutions of churches were invented by men and they were invented to terrify and enslave mankind and monopolize power and profit. Owing to his controversial conclusions... More > he remained a very controversial person all through his life, often drawing the ire of several religious organizations. He was not only a great writer, but also a very powerful orator. When he spoke in front of large gatherings, people listened to him very attentively. Several of his remarkable lines and statements are now very powerful quotations. In the present book we have included hundreds of such remarkable thoughts which are sure to entertain, educate, and enlighten the readers from all walks of life.< Less
Literature Companion: My Name Is Asher Lev By History World
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“My Name is Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok was first published on March 12, 1972. Chaim Potok was an American author and rabbi. The story revolves around a Hasidic Jewish boy, Asher Lev, the... More > protagonist of the novel. He lives in New York City. Being a Jewish boy, he is not supposed to be inclined towards arts because his elders believe that art is not related to religion, but Asher is passionately interested in art and paintings. Owing to his interest in his art, there is a conflict with his family and the other members of his family. The story presents Asher’s growth and his development as an artist and a Jew. Literature Companion: My Name is Asher Lev Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Words of Wisdom: Ovid By Students' Academy
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Ovid's full name was Publius Ovidius Naso, but in the English-speaking world he is known as Ovid. This famous Roman poet is world famous for his work “The Metamorphoses.” This work is... More > even today one of the most important sources of classical mythology. He is counted among such great poets as Virgil and Horace. They were his older contemporaries. Ovid was a very popular figure during the reign of Augustus. However, Augustus exiled him to a remote province in the Black Sea, where he breathed his last. He also wrote prose and a tragedy as well. He was not only a good poet and writer, but also a very good orator. He would often get involved in discussions with his friends and disciples. His speeches used to attract a large number of followers. Several of his lines from his speeches, poems, and prose are now known quotations. This book includes hundreds of such enlightening thoughts.< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Midaq Alley By Raja Sharma
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There is no fixed protagonist of the novel, and consequently the loose narrative is quite obvious in the story. It was the author’s first novel to be translated into any other language. Since... More > then it has been his most translated novel. More than thirty foreign editions of the book have already been published around the world in more than fifteen languages. Most of the critics said that the character of Hamida was a symbol of Egypt, but the author, during an interview, confessed that he had never intended Hamida as an explicit allegory. He said that he was perhaps subconsciously writing about Egypt while creating Hamida’s imaginary journey. Ready Reference Treatise: Midaq Alley Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: The Member of the Wedding By Students' Academy
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“The Member of the Wedding” by Carson McCullers was first published in 1946. According to the author, it took her five years to write this novel. While writing this novel, she had... More > completed writing another short novel “The Ballad of the Sad Café.” The author explains that she had worked very hard on this novel, for she desired it to be a perfect piece of literature. She wanted her novel to be one of those works that the least slip can ruin. She wanted that her novel must be beautifully done. Literature Help: The Member of the Wedding Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Interpretations Chapter Six: Thematic Analysis and Commentary< Less