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  • Similarities Between Romeo And Juliet And The Great Gatsby

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    and Ellen Meiksins. Wood. The Communist Manifesto. New York: Monthly Review, 1998. Print. Shakespeare, William, and Rex Gibson. Romeo and Juliet. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992. Print. Shakespeare, William, and Eugene M. Waith. The Tragedy of Macbeth. New Haven: Yale UP, 1954. Print. Shakespeare, William, and Philip Edwards. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1985.

  • Common Themes In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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    Themes in Of Mice and Men Every single one of us has made plans for our future. However, they don't always go the way we wish. Of Mice and Men displays this as one of its themes very strongly. The novel also features the theme of friendship, and how it can impact our lives and emotional state. In life, our dreams don't always come true, but having friends there with us can sometimes help us make and/or achieve our dreams, but friends have the capability to them down as well. Throughout the novel

  • Comparing Vonnegut's 'The Big Trip Up Yonder'

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    forward-looking depiction into a parallel where those who live can achieve immortality takes place in, “The Big Trip Up Yonder.” The title eventually changed to “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow,” a famous line recited in Shakespeare’s play Macbeth (Macbeth 5.5.17-28). Interestingly, both Shakespeare’s well-known soliloquy and Vonnegut’s story mimic the idea that there is no meaning to life but rather life is just a voyage of uncertainties that leads to an unending outlook. To better understand

  • John Green's Use Of The Labyrinth In Looking For Alaska

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    Part 1 John Green, Looking for Alaska, page 54 Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. Huh? I asked. You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present. Part 2. CONTEXT. Miles and Alaska’s relationship began on the the debate of Simon Bolivar’s last words, “how will I ever get out of this labyrinth,”, on whether

  • Weather's Role In Noir

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    In Noir: Where the Weather Plays Its Role For most of the time, weather rarely plays an important role in literature, but that is not the case in noir fiction. In noir, a writer is a mastermind; every factor presents in his or her story will have its own purpose, even the weather itself. However, despite of importance roles the weather plays in noir, it is portrayed uniquely and distinctively in classic noir stories depending heavily on the style of each writer such as Raymond Chandler’s in “Red

  • Not Taken For Granted In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    The romantic movement was a literary movement that made its way throughout almost every country of Europe, the United States and Latin America. The Romantic Era lasted from 1798 to 1832. The Romantic Era valued imagination and the expression of emotions over rational thought. Throughout the romantic era women were quite essential, but also taken for granted. The 19th century women were used for the sole purpose of the husband. Love should be cherished like a baby’s birth, it is sacred and should

  • Free Will In David Hume's Antagonistic To Determinism

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    Antagonistic to determinism is the concept of free will. Will may be defined as “the ability to control one’s thoughts and actions in order to achieve what one wants to do.” It is the capacity to choose from two or more alternatives of a physical or mental action. When such will is neither controlled by external and internal sources or forces, it is called the Free Will. Free will is sometimes nothing but ‘the power to control your own decision without being controlled by God or fate.’ Encyclopedia

  • Witches In The Elizabethan Era

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    Witches today, are commonly seen as mythical creatures that make a good Halloween costume. In Elizabethan times however, this was not the case. People in the Elizabethan era were taught to fear and loath witches seriously. Books such as The Hammer of the Witches, taught people how to hate and fear witches. Parallel to society today, people often tend blame someone or something for their misfortune. Unfortunately for the people who were thought to be witches, that blame landed on them. Obviously,

  • Modern Portfolio Theory: The Capital Asset Pricing Model

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    historical beta estimates. They then regressed average monthly excess returns on beta. They found that their data showed support for CAPM as it was broadly consistent with the predictions of the model. Another early empirical study of CAPM is by Fama and MacBeth (1973). They tested if there was a positive linear relationship between average returns and beta. They also examined whether the squared value of beta and the volatility of the return on an asset can explain the residual variation in average returns

  • Greed: A Motivator In Scott Smith's 'A Simple Plan'

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    Greed: A Motivator The effects greed has on the characters vary, but each character grows more accustomed to committing nefarious acts and becomes desensitized to evil through the course of Scott Smith’s A Simple Plan. To begin with, Hank Mitchell is motivated by greed throughout the novel. The merciless, inexorable journey to protect the money he finds starts small – in order to secure the money that was in the trunk, Hank lied to the approaching policeman when questioned about why he was