The man without a face

The Man Without a Face is a 1993 drama film starring and directed by Mel Gibson. The film is based on Isabelle Holland’s 1972 novel of the same name. Gibson’s directorial debut received respectful reviews from most critics.

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Chaucer’s Tale: The Nun’s Priest’s

The last three lines of the Nun’s Priest’s Tale contain an interpretative crux. (1) The Nun’s Priest says that even those who do not like his tale can benefit from it, because, as St Paul says, everything that is written is written for our doctrine (Romans xv.4). That formula had achieved proverbial status in Chaucer’s time because of the strength of the contemporary sense that the world was intelligibly analogical.

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Rediscovering the Social Group: A Search for Identity and Security in Manjushree Thapa’s Seasons of Flight

Seasons of Flight is a haunting tale of misplaced identities, and at the same time, an expression of solitude. The novel opens with a feminine experience of “being Nepali” in the US.

Its protagonist, Prema, a Nepali woman from a rural hill-town, wins a green card in a US government lottery and immigrates to Los Angeles, who is overwhelmed by her environment at every juncture of her life. She has been disembedded from her Nepali language, cuisine, homeland and Hindu religion. She does not find any constants or signposts as she navigates the territory of Los Angeles which she could call her own. A very simple question, “Where are you from?” (1) and the chain of conversation that follows, compels her to think about her national identity.

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Tartuffe

In Moliere’s play, Tartuffe, there is a broad spectrum of characters that account for its comedy of manners and modes. One character in particular that caught my eye was Dorine, the witty and incredibly blunt servant. Although her occupation calls for obedience, Dorine is everything but, with sly come backs and an underlying agenda, Dorine goes on a quest to bring true love together.

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Sherlock Holmes vs the Da Vinci Code

Since his inception in 1887 (Detective Fiction), Sherlock Holmes could arguably be considered the archetype that influenced all subsequent fictional detectives. Today, his influence is apparent in many works of detective literature, television, and criminal investigation. The premise of shows such as CSI and House, all have methods either used by or were inspired by Sherlock Holmes (Berg 446-452). Novels, such as the Harry Potter series and The Bourne Conspiracy series, to a certain degree, contain detective characteristics comparable to Holmes. However, one novel/series provides an abundance of evidence that would suggest Sherlock Holmes had an influence in the formation of its central character. I will discuss the similarities and differences represented in the novel, The Da Vinci Code and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories within the book Sherlock Holmes: The Major Stories with Contemporary Critical Essays.

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How to Write a Book Review

Introduction
(in this section you need to include the author of the book, title of the book, year of publication, and notify the reader about the content of your book review.)

Brief information about the author

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Ethan Frome – Book

Form I
I. The main character in the book Ethan Frome is Ethan. He is very sensitive for others and is weighed down from living in Starkfield for so long. Ethan has many different personality traits that are seen with the course of the book. Some of these traits that Ethan expresses are his abilities to help others at his own expense, how hard he works to achieve his goals, and also that he is responsible. Another trait, that some may say is negative, is that Ethan does not stand up for himself, and inconveniences himself for other people, whether it means taking away somebody Ethan loves. The reason Ethan asks Zenobia to marry him is because he needs someone to take care for him since his parents are dead.

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Remembering Childhood in the Middle East

This is a collection of narratives written by men and women remembering personal experiences growing up in the Middle East. There are 36 contributors from 11 Arab countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon) in addition to Iran, Turkey, and Israel. The book includes a concise historical summary for each period, and a brief biographical sketch of each contributor. Some of the narratives were originally written in Arabic or French and translated into English. The accounts are presented along four overlapping historical periods: The end of the Ottoman Empire (1923), European Colonial Rule and the Rise of Arab Nationalism (1830-1971), New Nations (1951- 1979), and the Post Colonial Middle East (1971- ). The collection was put together and edited by Elizabeth Fernea, a professor of English and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Fernea allowed her contributors–men and women; Muslims, Christians and Jews; Arabs and non- Arabs–to speak for themselves. One should keep in mind however, that the stories they remember are all reinterpreted through their adult perspectives.

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Nelson Mandela Biography – Nelson Mandela: “No Easy Walk to Freedom”

Nelson Mandela: “No Easy Walk to Freedom”

He is the son of Africa, the father of a nation, and one of the most revered and exemplary persons in the world. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest and most influential figures of the twentieth century, a man of enormous moral integrity, and respected throughout the world for his dignity, courage, and tolerance. Nelson Mandela, or Rolihlahla Dalibhunga, belonging to the Madiba clan of the Thembu tribe in South Africa, was born on July 18, 1918. In the Xhosa language, his name meant ‘pulling the branch of a tree’ or ‘troublemaker’. We all know about South Africa, apartheid, and Nelson Mandela, but after reading Nelson Mandela: “No Easy Walk to Freedom” by Barry Denenburg, we get a vivid picture of an eminent man who has immovable determination, great courage, and limitless tolerance, making this book very absorbing and worth recommending.

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