Author Archives: Sarah

Sarah Dean Digital Story

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The conflict between the community and the individual

In many ways, Elesin’s character represents the clash between the desire to do what is best for the community and personal desires. While Elesin is set to die an honorable death that he seems to be very content with, he … Continue reading

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He’s cured!

“With his back turned on this fading happiness Chris walked across the lawn. He was looking up under his brows at the overarching house as though it were a hated place to which, against all his hopes, business had forced … Continue reading

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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is the dramatic monologue of a very self-conscious and insecure man who can’t assert himself. Prufrock frequently asks questions such as “Do I dare?” and “How should I presume?” His anxiety and neuroses … Continue reading

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Story of the Door

In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde there is an emphasis on the duality of man’s nature. This duality is not fully revealed until the last chapter of the book when Jekyll says, “It was the curse of mankind that these … Continue reading

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The Conquest of the Earth

“They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force- nothing to boast of, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others. They grabbed what they could for the sake … Continue reading

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Mill’s Philosophy on Happiness and Wordsworth’s influence

“What made Wordsworth’s poems a medicine for my state of mind, was that they expressed, not mere outward beauty, but states of feeling, and of thought coloured by feeling, under the excitement of beauty. They seemed to be the very … Continue reading

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