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Greene's Coney Catchers and Bunyan's Christian

Words: 1986 Length: 6 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 28355740

Nashe, Greene, Bunyan and English Fiction
Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller, Robert Greene’s Coney-Catching pamphlets and John Bunyan’s Vanity Fair each captured something of the imagination of early modern England. Bunyan’s vision of “juggling, cheats, games, plays, fools, apes, knaves and rogues” in Vanity Fair was a reality a century before for Greene and Nashe, who actually depicted these visions in a realistic manner. The realism (and satire) that Green and Nashe effected in their works was a cold, sharp anecdote to the times’ fighting, passionate discourses on theology, and bloody civil wars. Bunyan, following up on the state of things a century later, would reflect a much calmer tone—one that was focused more on the spiritual redemption of the English people and less on the chicanery, the conniving, the foppery, the foolishness, the vice, the scandal, the sex, and the sin. If Greene and Nashe found amusement in pointing…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Bunyan, John. “Vanity Fair.” http://www.bartleby.com/71/1016.html

Greene, Robert. The Complete Coney-Catching. http://www.exclassics.com/cony/cony.pdf

Nashe, Thomas. The Unfortunate Traveller. http://www.oxford-shakespeare.com/Nashe/Unfortunate_Traveller.pdf


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Analysis of Equal Opportunity and The Sky is Gray

Words: 714 Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 79322003

Being an “Other” in “The Sky is Gray” and “Equal Opportunity”
Being an outsider is something that can make a person feel proud and independent, determined and convicted, or scared and alone. Sometimes, it can make a person feel all of these things, and sometimes it all depends on how those around one view him or her. This paper will show how four character in Ernest J. Gaines’ “The Sky is Gray” and Walter Mosley’s “Equal Opportunity” feel their otherness in these two stories.
In Gaines’ “The Sky is Gray” and Mosley’s “Equal Opportunity,” characters are viewed as different and outside the accepted norms of the majority by those who meet them. In “The Sky is Gray,” the boy in the doctor’s office who doesn’t believe in God is viewed as an aberration by the preacher and the ladies in the waiting room. He is beaten twice by the preacher…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Gaines, Ernest J. “The Sky is Gray.”

Mosley, Walter. “Equal Opportunity.”