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Paradox and Time Travel as Constructs for the Meaning of Life in “All You Zombies— ” - REVIEW

Robert A. Heinlein’s short story “All You Zombies—” (1959) is a science fiction masterpiece dealing with deterministic time travel and a...

10 Movies Guaranteed to Creep You Out (HALLOWEEN EDITION)

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Halloween! It's almost here and I'm loving it (sadly, no McDonald's sponsorship). Personally, I enjoy getting my mood in check with this...

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Death, Grief, and the Rebirth of the Child in "Bridge to Terabithia"

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Many modern children’s books suffer from adult censorship because of their ‘too mature’ content. One such case refers to themes of death...

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The Harmful Effects of Othering from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas! "

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Theodor Seuss Geisel—or more notably known as Dr. Seuss—wrote more than sixty books in his entire life as a writer and illustrator. His...

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Christian Values in H. C. Andersen's "The Little Mermaid"

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The Danish author Hans Christian Andersen is best remembered for elevating the traditional fairy tales to literary status. Initially, his...

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A Subversion of Structure: Creating an Unusual (Real) Hero with "The Hobbit"

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Some authors have had such a powerful impact on literature that almost everyone has read their works. One such author is J. R. R....

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Rewriting the American Dream in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"

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L. Frank Baum’s introduction to the fantastic realm of Oz first appeared in 1900. In his words, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (later...

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The Natural Home: Societal Virtues of the German Household in Grimm’s Fairy Tales

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The German duo Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm collected and stylized some of the most famous fairy tales known today about two centuries ago....

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - Script Coverage

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TITLE: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone AUTHOR: Steeve Kloves FORM: Feature Screenplay LOCALE: United Kingdom CIRCA:...

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Critiquing Ableism and 'Normalcy' with Sharon M. Draper’s "Out of My Mind"

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People often perceive disability as a physical or psychological obstacle that prevents them from achieving a ‘good’ and ‘normal’ life....

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A View into (a Better) Society: Archetypes in "Aesop’s Fables"

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Most modern sayings or proverbs people remember come from an ancient collection of fables attributed to the Greek slave Aesop around the...

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The Women of the 17th Century in Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales

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First published in 1697, the eight stories in the collection Histoires ou contes du temps (or The Tales of Mother Goose) by the French...

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