Includes the unabridged text of Kafka's classic novella plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.
Includes the unabridged text of Kafka's classic novella plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, ...
Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: Leah Scragg
Category: Galatea, sea nymph (Greek deity) in literature
The Metamorphosis is considered to be a “Literary Masterpiece” because it is an awe- inspiring story about a simple guy, who wakes up one morning to find that he has turned into an insect! How cool is that!?! The Metamorphosis Interactive Workbook and Study Guide, by Prima Education Publishing, contains the full text of the original story (our is in English though- the original was written in German). This book does not just simply summarize the text so a student can pass a test (heck- here at Prima Ed. Publishing, we think that tests get in the way of actually appreciating great literature!) Instead, this study guide helps holds the readers hand as they jump right into a fantastic story. This is not a book to be used with care; instead it is a book to dive into! The pages invite the reader to write their notes, draw their own images, and sketch their own thoughts. When finished with this workbook, the reader should feel like they went on a journey and have a genuine connection to the author and to the story. The reader is guided by Pamela Dennen, a certified teacher and author, who has inserted numerous questions and open-ended comments designed to inspire reflection and response. Of course this Socratic Method will help those students who need to memorize random plot events or characters for a test. That, however is a a side benefit of this workbook. The true, and simple, goal is to captivate the student's imagination and inspire a love of learning. ENJOY!
This book does not just simply summarize the text so a student can pass a test (heck- here at Prima Ed. Publishing, we think that tests get in the way of actually appreciating great literature!) Instead, this study guide helps holds the ...
Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Category: Study Aids
A Study Guide for Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
Gale, Cengage Learning. book, Meditations on “Metamorphosis”(Faber, 1995). In 1976, a Swedish film directed by Ivo Dvorak was made of “The Metamorphosis” ...
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Ellen D. Finkelpearl's Metamorphosis of Language in Apuleius studies the use of literary allusion by the Roman author Apuleius, in his second century C.E. novel the Metamorphoses, popularly known as The Golden Ass. Apuleius' work is enticing yet frustrating because of its enigmatic mixture of the comic and serious; a young man is transformed into a donkey, but eventually finds salvation with the goddess Isis. Finkelpearl's book represents the first attempt to place Apuleius' allusive practices within a consideration of the development of the ancient novel. When Apuleius wrote his Metamorphoses, the novel--indeed the very concept of fiction in prose--was new. This study argues that Apuleius' repeated allusions to earlier Latin authors such as Vergil, Ovid, and Seneca represent an exploration on his part of the relationship between the novel and more established genres of the era. Apuleius' struggle with this tradition, Finkelpearl maintains, parallels the protagonist's move from an acceptance of the dominance of traditional forms to a sense of arrival and self- discovery. An introductory chapter includes general discussion of the theory and practice of allusion. Finkelpearl then revisits the issues of parody in Apuleius. She also includes discussion of Apuleius' use of Vergil's Sinon, the Charite episode in relation to Apuleius' African origins, and the stepmother episode. Finally a new reading of Isis is offered, which emphasizes her associations with writing and matches the multiformity of the goddess with the novel's many voices. This book will be of interest to scholars of literature and the origins of the novel, multiculturalism, and classical literature. Ellen D. Finkelpearl is Associate Professor of Classics at Scripps College, Claremont, California.
This book differs from previous studies in its scope, its insistence on a variety of approaches, its emphasis on the importance of genre, and its argument that the place of the literary tradition progresses through the book.
Author: Ellen D. Finkelpearl
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
This dissertation, "Policy Metamorphosis in China: a Case Study of Minban Education in Shanghai" by Xiaojiong, Ding, 丁笑炯, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Abstract of thesis entitled Policy Metamorphosis in China: A Case Study of Minban Education in Shanghai submitted by Ding Xiaojiong for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong in 2006 By taking minban education at the level of basic education in Shanghai as an example, this research studies the processes of policy implementation in mainland China. The ultimate purpose is to find out the structural factors that induce discrepancies between policy intentions and implementation outcomes. Based on 65 interviews conducted during 2001 and 2004 and inspired by Michel Foucault's conception of governmentality, the research analyzes two episodes in which policies on minban education have been metamorphosed during implementation. Whilst in the first episode involving student admission and fee charging, policy metamorphosis by district-level governments has been more or less covered in disguised forms, in the second episode of converted schools, it has been overt and direct. The research then proposes three moduses of policy implementation, and the Model of Structural Fracturation is advanced as the prevailing modus of policy implementation in contemporary China. The model argues that policy metamorphosis during implementation is not something random; in contrast, it is determined by structural factors that no single policy actor can manipulate. The pyramid of Chinese politics is a loose construction, with vertical and horizontal fracturations between different layers. Vertically, the traditional chain of command is loose in nature; horizontally, policy actors at different levels act according to different agendas. The model highlights the fact that governments at the county/district level are remote from and beyond the control of the Central Government and the provinces. They deserve more attention than they have received. Contrary to Western perspectives which regard the structural fracturation in the Chinese polity as dangerous for national stability and unity, this research takes the fracturation as an important and delicate element of the Chinese mode of governmentality, and suggests that the very strength of the state lies in its capacity to tolerate local deviation and to embrace it into national institutions. (302 words) DOI: 10.5353/th_b3739232 Subjects: Private schools - Political aspects - China Schools - Decentralization - China
Author: Xiaojiong Ding
Publisher: Open Dissertation Press
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Author: Lyon John Henry Hobart 1878-
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
This edition . . . provides pictures situated in the text of all the plants to which [Goethe] refers, so that we can see for ourselves the specific points to which he is drawing our attention.--Henri Bortoft, author of "The Wholeness of Nature."
This edition . . . provides pictures situated in the text of all the plants to which [Goethe] refers, so that we can see for ourselves the specific points to which he is drawing our attention.
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher: MIT Press
This book gathers current data on the two types of fish metamorphoses and their endocrine controls. It will be of interest for fish biologists as well as comparative physiologists and endocrinologists. Metamorphosis is a major developmental phase characterized by morphological and physiological changes. It prepares organisms for a drastic shift in habitat and behavior. Among vertebrates, besides the well-known larval metamorphosis in amphibians, two types of metamorphosis are also described in the life cycle of some fish species. Larval metamorphosis, also called first metamorphosis or true metamorphosis, is encountered in lampreys, representative species of basal vertebrates as well as in some teleost groups, elopomorphs and pleuronectiforms, and possibly also in some other teleost species. Secondary metamorphosis occurs in juveniles of some diadromic migratory teleosts, such as salmons and eels, and compared to larval metamorphosis, involves less drastic morphological changes.
the first study to control for size, it was concluded that the true test for ... to the mean temperature of that stream (21°C) at the time of metamorphosis.
Author: Sylvie Dufour
Publisher: CRC Press
Author: Gerald Bruce Whitfield
SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 32-page guide for "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 3 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Effects of Social Alienation and Work as a Dehumanizing Force.
This 32-page guide for "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 3 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.
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Author: Myron William McIntyre
Author: Richard Rodney Bennett
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