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Harper Lee uses a variety of language styles to establish the distinct characteristics of the characters she creates. The many forms of diction and dialect used throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird help accentuate the realism of the characters to the reader. The story takes place in a small town in Maycomb county, Alabama, so it's not surprising that siblings, Scout and Jem, and their friend Dill all talk with a southern accent. In a conversation between the three of them in Chapter 1, the southern dialect is quite evident. Jem, who is meeting Dill for the first time...
uses very specific words. He holds a very high place in society with the occupation of a Judge. The reader can sense this when hearing the way he speaks. One would guess that he would have a lot of money, and be looked up to. The reader can make many assumptions of a character just by listening to the way he or she talks.

Dialect and diction help the reader grasp the personalities and traits of the characters. Harper Lee's language usage not only makes the characters come alive, but it makes the characters appear real, and especially believable.

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Every story has a conflict. A...Every story has a conflict. A conflict is a disagreement, which usually provides the plot for a story. The conflict is the basis for everything else included in the work of literature. Usually a person reads the story to see how a conflict is developed and then resolved. This essay, as already states, will be about psychological conflicts. In the epic tale, The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, there are many psychological conflicts involved that all weave together. The conflict I want to focus on, though, is the conflict between the character Boromir and his inner desire to use the Ring for the greater good of his kingdom, namely himself. At first glance, he seems a harmless man. But as the story progresses, so does his infatuation with the Ring. ""¦And Sam saw that while the others restrained themselves and did not stare at him, the eyes of Boromir followed Frodo intently, until he passed out of sight in the trees at the foot of Amon Hen." Boromir was fighting his mind, deciding right then and there to seize the ring from Frodo. He followed Frodo and at the top of Amon Hen began to talk to him, taking on the guise of a friend. But suddenly he snatched for the Ring, failed in his attempt, and ultimately died valiantly defending Merry and Pippin, two other hobbits, from orcs. He redeemed himself at the end, but the harm was already done. He had lost the battle with his conscious, and in doing so made the rest of the journey so much more difficult for the rest of the Fellowship. Another great example of a psychological conflict is in the story "Leiningen Versus the Ants" by Carl Stephenson. Leiningen's Brazilian plantation was being attacked by a huge host of army ants. At first glance, the major conflict seems to be an environmental type, man pitted against his environment. But if you look deeper, you will find that the main conflict is between Leiningen and his pride-filled mind. He knew he was a smart man, and he thought that by using his intellect he would be able to keep the ants away. This quote is a good illustration of Leiningen's pride, his 'enormous intellect'. "Even here in this Brazilian wilderness, his brain had triumphed over every difficulty and danger it had so far encountered. First he had vanquished primal forces by cunning and organization, then he had enlisted the resources of modern science to increase miraculously the yield of his plantation. And now he was sure he would prove more than a match for the 'irresistible' ants." In short, he was too cocky, and at the end he realized it. Finally he risked his life to save his men, survived, and came out of this whole situation a new man. Psychological conflicts seem to be the worst kind. For, unlike the others, the actions a person does based on the conflict within shows what kind of person he or she is. Sometimes, this type of conflict can be very helpful. It can defeat the evilness of pride, turn a person around and show him the truth. But it can also be sinister. Fighting yourself is always hard, and you don't always win. People like to think they can master their own mind, but in reality, they can't. Tampering with the mind is a most delicate procedure.   

Every story has a conflict. A conflict is a disagreement, which usually provides the plot for a story. The conflict is the basis for everything else included in the work of literature. Usually a person reads the story to see how a conflict is developed and then resolved. This essay,...

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During his lifetime, William Shakespeare composed...During his lifetime, William Shakespeare composed a numerous number of plays, most of which are considerably famous today. Unlike several authors of his time, his work included a large range of genres upon which he created his plays. One of the most famous tragic plays written by Shakespeare is "Hamlet". Based on the life of a fictional young Danish prince, Shakespeare explores the emotions that this prince experiences, as he faces the murder of his father, and plots for revenge. Among the many characters included in the play, Hamlet remains one of the more tragic figures. The circumstances he grows up with, in addition to his own nature, and morals, lead to his own destruction. Hamlet grows up in a very unstable environment, following the death of his father. Being very close to the Late King Hamlet of Denmark, the young prince is even more distraught when his mother soon weds his father's brother, Claudius. However much he tries, Hamlet continues to have a strong suspicion that something is not right and upon his encounter with his father's ghost, he very eager to be done with Claudius. He also refers to as a 'Villain, villain, smiling, damned villain.'1.5, 31, 106 Yet Hamlet then faces a great dilemma when, he needs proof to prove to the world that Claudius did, in reality, murder Hamlet's father. Furthermore, Hamlet is still not certain if his father's ghost be 'a spirit of health, or a goblin damned.'1.5, 25, 40. This way, he is not certain if the news that the ghost gives him is in his best interests or not. Hamlet is portrayed as a very focused young lad, who takes a lot of time to ponder over the meaning of lie, and his own actions. Through the play, Hamlet delivers several soliloquies, all of which seem to revolve over the course of his actions, and death. Included in his famous speech beginning with 'To be, or not to be: that is the question :' 3.1, 63, 56, Hamlet discusses whether or not it is worth giving up life and it's strives by surrendering to death herself. Yet he begins to wonder, 'To die, to sleep"”To Sleep"”perchance to dream :' 3.1, 63, 64-65 and yet. 'What dreams may come when we have schuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause.'3.1, 63, 66-67. Here, he compares death to sleep, where his conscience fears the dream that may come during his sleep. In another instance, when Hamlet is on his way to England with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, he rejuvenates his spirits by watching an army of marching soldiers, who 'for a fantasy and trick of fame, go to their graves like beds, fight for a plot whereon numbers cannot try the cause'4.5, 102, 61-63, while he himself, with 'a father killed' 4.5, 102, 57 and 'a mother stained' 4.5, 102, 57 has more reason to kill another person. One of the most troubling factors that Hamlet faces through his life however is his sense of morals. Throughout the play, there is a certain feeling that though Hamlet wants his revenge on Claudius, he respects the idea that one should not kill another unless the cause is justified. In other words, he does not wish to continue the cycle of revenge. This is especially apparent in the instance when Hamlet has just found out the means by which his father was murdered, yet does not immediately, as he does not wish to kill another person unless he is sure that are wrong. Also, when Hamlet catches Claudius admitting his sins to God, he could have very easily done away with Claudius, yet he chooses not to use that opportunity, as once again, after repentance, Claudius would have been pardoned for his sins, and would no longer be guilty of his deeds. Towards the end of the play, when Hamlet has succeeded in taking his revenge over Claudius, he too collapses and dies, categorising it as a tragic play. Though portraying a tragic figure, Shakespeare moulds Hamlet into a very scholarly and merciful person.   

During his lifetime, William Shakespeare composed a numerous number of plays, most of which are considerably famous today. Unlike several authors of his time, his work included a large range of genres upon which he created his plays. One of the most famous tragic plays written by Shakespeare is "Hamlet"....

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