Faithful, Firm and True Book Critique

Dr. Titus Brown is a History professor at Florida A&M University located in Tallahassee, Florida. He is a graduate of Albany State University in Albany, Georgia. He is the author of many books including the wonderful Faithful, Firm and True. Faithful, Firm and True gives the readers a detailed look at how formal and organized education was created in the South for free blacks. Assuming Dr. Brown did extensive research to basically travel back in the past to gain knowledge on the inception of something so historical

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“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams

“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams is a book about a family of three, Amanda the mother and her two kids Laura and Tom who are struggling after their father suddenly left them. Which makes one wonder how far a family will go for each other? Some would lie to avoid hurting family member’s feelings, some may convince others to lie to protect another member and some might even hide the way they really feel to not disappoint them.

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Color Symbolism used in the Great Gatsby

In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald emphasizes Jay Gatsby’s longing and desire to be with Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby and Daisy had met five years prior to when the book takes place, but Gatsby left for the war and Daisy hadn’t heard from him since. In this way the story should seem like a classic love story, where two lovers are happily reunited, but it is not. It is a story of unfulfilled longing, obsession, and an American dream that can never be satisfied.

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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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