Things Fall Apart MAXNotes Literature Guides

Author: Sara Talis O'Brien
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738672892
Format: PDF
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REA's MAXnotes for Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Things Fall Apart

Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141393963
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.

Sparknotes Things Fall Apart

Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: SparkNotes
ISBN: 9781586634070
Format: PDF, Docs
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This 'SparkNote' delivers knowledge on 'Things Fall Apart'. Including summaries of every chapter with thorough analysis, explanation of the key themes, motifs, symbols and more.

Relations Such As These

Author: Sara O'Brien
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557136466
Format: PDF, ePub
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What if Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet met before the Meryton assembly while touring the Netherfield estate? What if his relations were just as questionable as hers?Based upon Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Relations Such As These explores the possibilities of what might have happened had the proud Mr. Darcy met Elizabeth Bennet under different circumstances. Would he act differently, or would he maintain his haughty demeanor? Furthermore, what if his relations were less than desirable compared to hers?Relations explores a scenario that ensues when the formidable Mr. Darcy meets the beguiling Elizabeth Bennet while touring Netherfield Park with his friend Charles Bingley, and his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam. What follows is a series of shocking revelations about the conduct of his family members, causing him to reconsider how unfortunate hers really are and how fortunate he would be to receive her hand in marriage.

The Fall of the Faculty

Author: Benjamin Ginsberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831475
Format: PDF, ePub
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Until very recently, American universities were led mainly by their faculties, which viewed intellectual production and pedagogy as the core missions of higher education. Today, as Benjamin Ginsberg warns in this eye-opening, controversial book, "deanlets"--administrators and staffers often without serious academic backgrounds or experience--are setting the educational agenda. The Fall of the Faculty examines the fallout of rampant administrative blight that now plagues the nation's universities. In the past decade, universities have added layers of administrators and staffers to their payrolls every year even while laying off full-time faculty in increasing numbers--ostensibly because of budget cuts. In a further irony, many of the newly minted--and non-academic--administrators are career managers who downplay the importance of teaching and research, as evidenced by their tireless advocacy for a banal "life skills" curriculum. Consequently, students are denied a more enriching educational experience--one defined by intellectual rigor. Ginsberg also reveals how the legitimate grievances of minority groups and liberal activists, which were traditionally championed by faculty members, have, in the hands of administrators, been reduced to chess pieces in a game of power politics. By embracing initiatives such as affirmative action, the administration gained favor with these groups and legitimized a thinly cloaked gambit to bolster their power over the faculty. As troubling as this trend has become, there are ways to reverse it. The Fall of the Faculty outlines how we can revamp the system so that real educators can regain their voice in curriculum policy.

A Farewell to Arms

Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476764522
Format: PDF, ePub
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Featuring a previously published author introduction, a personal foreword by his son and a new introduction by his grandson, a definitive edition of the lauded World War I classic collects all 39 of the Nobel Prize-winning author's alternate endings to offer new insights into his creative process. Reprint.

CliffsNotes on Achebe s Things Fall Apart

Author: John Chua
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118138511
Format: PDF, ePub
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Things Fall Apart, you explore the ground-breaking work of author Chinua Achebe, considered by many to be the most influential African writer of his generation. The novel, amazing in its authenticity, leaves behind the stereotypical portrayals of African life and presents the Igbo culture of Nigeria in all its remarkable complexity. Chapter summaries and commentaries take you through Achebe's world, and critical essays give you insight into the novel's themes and use of language. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of Chinua Achebe A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Author: Mitch Albom
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307414090
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

George Orwell s 1984

Author: Kit Reed
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764191008
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide to reading "1984" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

The Bluest Eye

Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0307278441
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The story of Pecola Breedlove profiles an eleven-year-old African-American girl growing up in an America that values blue-eyed blondes and the tragedy that results from her longing to be accepted.