Theme of The Chaser In the story The Chaser, a young man named Alan Austen is in love with a girl that does not even really acknowledge his existence. Alan goes to see this old man to buy a love potion from him. The main theme of this story is that when we are young, we are naïve and become wiser with age. In The Chaser, Alan is a young man hopelessly in love. When he goes to buy this love potion, the old man tells him exactly what this love potion will do when the girl drinks it. The potion will make her one hundred percent faithful to him and will make her constantly question him about his day and want to know everything that happened and make sure that everything is just peachy. Alan simply and naïvely responds to all of these descriptions by saying things like “Wonderful!” (Collier 2) or “That is love!” (Collier 2). The old man in the story is very wise and it shows by the way he presents the love potion to Alan. Instead of just handing him the love potion, he first shows Alan a type of untraceable poison and tells him that it costs five thousand dollars (Collier 1). He then goes on to explain the love potion to Alan and sells it to him at a measly cost of one dollar. The old man knows that Alan will return later in life for the poison. He sells the love potion at an extremely low price so that it is guaranteed to be sold. Eventually the effects of the potion will start driving the person who bought it crazy and they will want a way out of the relationship. However, this love potion makes it nearly impossible to simply break up. The person will eventually remember what the old man
Assignment Criteria for Rhetorical Analysis Essay
Length: a minimum of 850 words.
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Content, Organization, Style: The essay should accomplish the following:
• The writer will analyze the argumentation skills of another writer who has taken a position on a controversial issue and attempted to defend it. In the course of his or her analysis, the writer will state his or her judgment about…
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Agatha Christie Essay Analysis
I think this is overall an excellent essay that demonstrates proper essay writing for various reasons. It follows the proper essay structure, has no grammatical errors, thoroughly explains each of its three points through the body paragraphs and keeps the reader interested throughout the entire essay.
When examining the structure of this essay, one can see that it meets all of the essay requirements. The introduction paragraph grabs…
Analysis: School Education
Children from low-income public schools may have a better chance of succeeding if they could attend schools located in more prosperous areas. In Stephanie McCrummen’s and Michael Birnbaum’s essay “Where you go to school matters” explores the theory of high-poverty versus low-poverty schools, lack of research and data, as well as the true definition of low income students.
First, I believe that Stephanie McCrummen’s and Michael Birnbaum’s essay has a great amount of…
American Literature, 2nd hour
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An author of the 1800s, Henry David Thoreau, in his essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience,” instills a feeling of power in his readers by discussing the civilians and their government. Thoreau’s purpose is to inform his readers on the ways the government has wronged the people. He wants the readers to feel as if they have been taken advantage of by the government in order…
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Five Forces Analysis
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Power of suppliers: high. Netflix buy movies from movie studios…
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Pre AP English II/ 2nd Period
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“Rhetorical Analysis Essay”
Up and coming novelist, Chris Crutcher, in his fictitious young adult novel,
conflict between desiring more time and pursuing death. Using a sarcastic tone,
Crutcher impresses upon readers the idea that it is vital to live every second in life as if it may be
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Dreams occur within all of us. They are our own personal movies played each night by our brains, creating mental images of our thoughts, desires, memories, etc.-- and all of us have them. Every single person on this planet dreams; we can dream in color, we can have nightmares, we can even have wild dreams that make little sense to us. But, what is dreaming exactly? There are many theories such as the Freudian theory, Activation - Synthesis, and the Cognitive perspective;…
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Journey of a Life Time
Author Robert Frost paints wonderful pictures in your mind as he writes. Frost is a credited American poet. One of the poems he wrote was, “The Road Not Taken” his purpose is to evoke the memory of life changing choices. He tells us a story about a man who was finding a hard time in making a choice—A choice that would affect his life in the present and future. Frost’s poem is effective in using…