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Religion and Langston Hughes Wikipedia

Religion (New Section): Religion is an important aspect represented in Langston Hughes work, but for a large part is mainly forgotten or ignored due to the fact that most people focus on his political and racial views. In the 1920s … Continue reading

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Rebirth through Water

Water as a purifier is used throughout literature to represent a character’s transformation and self discovery.  Foster uses water in baptism to “symbolize death and the rebirth as a new individual” (Foster). Water represents a turning point in the story … Continue reading

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Into the Wilderness

Uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable are some of the words people typically use to describe a wilderness, but in literary terms wilderness can have quiete a different meaning. It can be associated with words such as transformation, self discovery, and growth. … Continue reading

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The Alchemist: A Journey Within

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is a riveting tale of a young man’s quest that leads to his discovery of the language of the world.  Santiago is a young man in who travels from Spain to Egypt in search of … Continue reading

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The War which Paved the Way for A Future Nation

The King Philip’s War lasted from 1675-1676 when war broke out in New England among the colonists and Native Americans.  Metacomet was the Native American chieftain, nicknamed King Philip by the colonist, who organized the Indians against the colonists. Eventually, the … Continue reading

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