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Lord of the Flies We Hate Piggy
Lord of the Flies We Hate Piggy
Lord of the Flies: We Hate Piggy In many novels there's usually a character the reader loves to hate. Whether that character be a loser, a loner, or someone who's just chubby, we all have made fun of that particular person at least once in our lives. Throughout William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, he illustrates the joy of readers in hating Piggy's character. In the beginning of the novel, when Ralph meets Piggy after the plane crash, Piggy regretfully tells Ralph what the kids used to ca
Book Review Nemesis
Book Review Nemesis
Book Review: Nemesis Name of Book: Nemesis Author: Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Petrovichi, Russia. When he was three years of age, his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Asimov turned to full time writing in 1958. This accomplished writer is best known for his novels dealing with science fiction. However, his works extend to other subjects. These include humour, mystery, history, and some volumes involving the Bible and Shakespeare. He has published ar
Of Mice and Men The Importance of A Close Friendship Between Two Peopl
Of Mice and Men The Importance of A Close Friendship Between Two Peopl
Of Mice and Men: The Importance of A Close Friendship Between Two People The story Of Mice and Men is one of the most well known novels throughout the world. This very popular book is a favorite of many people. So many people can remember the name Lennie. I will explain some of the important factors as well as details in this story. One of the more memorable characters is definitely George Milton. He is Lennie's best friend. George is the kind of guy who will protect Lennie from anybody. He is a
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984 Benjamin Bulloch Outline: Thesis: Both Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984 have governments that repress actions and thoughts through the use of physical and psychological force. I. Intro. II. We's Government's Use of Psychological Force A. Number system B. Sexual Registration III. 1984's Governments Use of Psychological Force A. Newspeak B. Doublethink IV. Both Government's Use of Physical Force A. Torture of Winston B. Operation On Fanc
Catch 22 Satire on WWII
Catch 22 Satire on WWII
Catch 22: Satire on WWII Joseph Heller who is perhaps one of the most famous writers of the 20th century writes on some emotional issues such as war. He does not deal with these issues in the normal fashion instead he criticizes them and the institutions that help carry these things out. Heller in fact goes beyond criticizing he satirizes. Throughout his two major novels Catch-22 and Good as Gold he satirizes almost all of America's respectful institutions. To truly understand these novels you m
The Pearl Summary
The Pearl Summary
The Pearl: Summary Kino, a poor Indian fisherman, lives on the Gulf of California with his wife Juana and son Coyotito. Their simple hut is made of brush, and the couple sleeps on mats thrown on the dirt floor, while Coyotito sleeps in a hanging box. Like others in their poor village, they depend on nature for survival. As The Pearl begins, dawn is breaking. Kino watches the sun rise and listens to the sounds of the morning. But within moments, a dangerous situation develops. A poisonous scorpio
Faulkner's Absalom Absalom An Innovative Narrative Technique
Faulkner's Absalom Absalom An Innovative Narrative Technique
Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!: An Innovative Narrative Technique Shawn Montano Guilt should be viewed through the eyes of more than one person, southern or otherwise. William Faulkner filters the story, Absalom, Absalom!, through several minds providing the reader with a dilution of its representation. Miss Rosa, frustrated, lonely, mad, is unable to answer her own questions concerning Sutpen's motivation. Mr. Compson sees much of the evil and the illusion of romanticism of the evil that turned S
An Analysis of Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
An Analysis of Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
An Analysis of Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Julie Gibson Maya Angelou's I Know Why Caged Bird Sings illustrates how an innocent and naive girl growing up in the midst of the Great Depression overcomes life's many obstacles and becomes the powerful and influential woman she is today. Maya is a world renowned author, teacher, speaker, actress, and mother. Through this autobiographical piece, Maya's use of figurative language and allusion compounds her thoughts, as she depicts h
An Analysis of Gulliver's Travels
An Analysis of Gulliver's Travels
An Analysis of Gulliver's Travels When I first started reading the book I thought its only purpose was to talk about the political system in England. But after some pages I found that there could be a deeper message concealed, between the lines somewhere. The book is divided into four minor novels. The first is about the Lilliputian's the second about Gulliver visits the giants, the third about the flying island and last about Gullivers travels to the land of Houyhnhmland. In the first book Gull
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Animal Farm Eric Blair- Blair was born in Bengal in 1903, educated at Eton, and after working for the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, returned to Europe and started writing novels and essays for a living under his pen name George Orwell. He was a political writer of his time, and usually wrote from his intense feelings and fierce hates. He hated government having complete control, and served in the Loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War. He contradicted himself in many ways. He was a social
Anna Karenina Foreshadowing
Anna Karenina Foreshadowing
Anna Karenina: Foreshadowing Throughout life there are situations which arise that seem to have been hinted earlier. You might not have noticed the hint when it first appeared, but suddenly at one point it finally dawns on you. The same goes for the literary aspect of foreshadowing. The novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy has many instances where the situations are similar to the one described above. The following paragraphs will present the foreshadowing that is included in this novel. When Anna
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess Autobiography: Story of one's life, written by oneself.(Halsey 64). Everyone knows what an autobiography is, but not so many people realize that although not all authors write a book that can be called a factual autobiography, many authors frequently allow personal, real life experiences to influence their fictional writings. An excellent example of such an author is Anthony Burgess. Anthony Burgess is recognized today as an English novelist, critic, essayi
Allegory
Allegory
Allegory ALLEGORY, pronounced AL uh gawr ee, is a story with more than one meaning. Most allegories have moral or religious meanings. Famous allegories include the fables attributed to Aesop, an ancient Greek writer. Aesop's fables seem to describe the adventures of animals and human beings. But the author actually wanted to teach his readers something about human nature. One of Aesop's best-known fables is The Fox and the Grapes. On its surface, or its literal level of meaning, the story tell
So This Was Adolescence by Annie Dillard Author Writing Style
So This Was Adolescence by Annie Dillard Author Writing Style
So This Was Adolescence, by Annie Dillard: Author Writing Style Different authors use different styles of writing to express the ideas. The style of writing is what paints the picture of the story. In the story So This Was Adolescence, by Annie Dillard, there are two major traditional writing styles exhibited. The first style Illustrated in So This Was Adolescence is comparison/contrast. In this style, the author compares or contrast the character with specific mannerisms of others. The next sty
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck always makes it a point to know about his subjects first hand. His stories always have some factual basis behind them. Otherwise, he does not believe that they will be of any value beyond artistic impression. Therefore, most of his novels take place in California, the site of his birth and young life. In preparation for writing his novels, Steinbeck would often travel with people about whom he was going to write. Th
Racism in Wright's Black Boy
Racism in Wright's Black Boy
Racism in Wright's Black Boy The theme of Richard Wright's autobiography Black Boy is racism. Wright grew up in the deep South; the Jim Crow South of the early twentieth century. From an early age Richard Wright was aware of two races, the black and the white. Yet he never understood the relations between the two races. The fact that he didn't understand but was always trying to, got him into trouble many times. When in Memphis, Wright reluctantly assumed the role society dictated for him, the r
The Life and Work of Chaim Potok
The Life and Work of Chaim Potok
The Life and Work of Chaim Potok Chaim Potok lives a very full life he has served his country, peoples, and religion very well and with great impact. First, to be discussed is his life birth through the present. He was born at a very early age on February 17, 1929, in New York, New York to Benjamin and Mollie Potok. The first university he went to was Yeshiva University where he graduated in 1950 with a B.A., summa cum laude, in English Literature. He also went to the Jewish Theological Seminary
The Life of Charles Dickens
The Life of Charles Dickens
The Life of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was a nineteenth-century novelist who was and still is very popular. He was born in Landport, a region of Portsmouth, on February 7, 1812 (Kyle 1). Charles Dickens was the son of John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow. John Dickens was a minor government official who worked in the Navy Pay Office. Through his work there, he met Elizabeth and eventually married her. By 1821, when Charles was four months old, John Dickens could no longer afford the rent on hi
Animal Farm Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell
Animal Farm Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell
Animal Farm: Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell Throughout history, writers have written about many different subjects based on their personal experiences. George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Blair. He is one of the most famous political satirists of the twentieth century. He was born in Bengal, India in 1903 to an English Civil Servant and died in 1950. He attended Eton from 1917 to 1921, and served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927 before moving to Europe.T
Disjunction vs Communion in Raymond Carver's Short Stories
Disjunction vs Communion in Raymond Carver's Short Stories
Disjunction vs. Communion in Raymond Carver's Short Stories Raymond Carver, poet, essayist, and short story writer, was very different from some other writers in that he clipped his writing until only the essential remained. Carver not only acknowledged the effect that fiction could have on readers, he proclaimed that it should affect readers.( Bonetti 58) Thus, when Carver writes about intimate relationships, the reader perceives the stories as more than entertainment or skillful language; t
Stoker and Rice's Books About Vampires
Stoker and Rice's Books About Vampires
Stoker and Rice's Books About Vampires Bram Stoker's Dracula and Anne Rice's series The Vampire Chronicles are books about vampires. The way the two authors write about the vampires' powers, the way they live and how they are created and destroyed prove that two books about the same subject can be different in many ways. It also shows how the vampire legend has evolved over a long period of time. Special powers are used in both of the authors writings. A few of the powers are the same, or very c
Feminism in Jane Eyre
Feminism in Jane Eyre
Feminism in Jane Eyre Jay Sheldon Feminism has been a prominent and controversial topic in writings for the past two centuries. With novels such as Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, or even William Shakespeare's Macbeth the fascination over this subject by authors is evident. In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre the main character, Jane Eyre, explores the depth at which women may act in society and finds her own boundaries in Victorian England. As well, along with the notions of feminism often follo
Charles Dickens Biography
Charles Dickens Biography
Charles Dickens: Biography INTRODUCTION This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborhood w
David Copperfield A Novel of Hypocrisy Sexual Degradation Selfish Expl
David Copperfield A Novel of Hypocrisy Sexual Degradation Selfish Expl
David Copperfield: A Novel of Hypocrisy, Sexual Degradation, Selfish Exploitation, and Fraud David Copperfield is a novel of Passionate jealousy sniveling hypocrisy cold hearted fraud, sexual degradation, selfish exploitation and much more; but the final impression is one of joy tempered and mellowed wisdom Discuss. David Copperfield is probably one of the most successful novels of all time. I believe it has inspired many readers to a full life with great success. The novel itself is so real
The Scarlet Letter and A Tale of Two Cities A Comparison
The Scarlet Letter and A Tale of Two Cities A Comparison
The Scarlet Letter and A Tale of Two Cities: A Comparison The ninth commandment tells man not to give false witness.(Exodus 20:16) Nathaniel Hawthorn and Charles Dickens in their novels The Scarlet Letter and A Tale of Two Cities, respectively, both use punishment for deception as a recurring theme. Although they do so to different degrees and in dissimilar manners, both authors agree that deception is a sin that requires punishment. In The Scarlet Letter, the heroine, Hester Prynne conceived a
A Comparison Of The Catcher In The Rye And The Adventures Of Huck Finn
A Comparison Of The Catcher In The Rye And The Adventures Of Huck Finn
A Comparison Of The Catcher In The Rye And The Adventures Of Huck Finn The forthcoming of American literature proposes two distinct Realistic novels portraying characters which are tested with a plethora of adventures. In this essay, two great American novels are compared: The Adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain and The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger. The Adventures of Huck Finn is a novel based on the adventures of a boy named Huck Finn, who along with a slave, Jim, make their way along
A Pioneer Of American Writing Willa Cather
A Pioneer Of American Writing Willa Cather
A Pioneer Of American Writing Willa Cather A Pioneer of American Writing Willa Cather was born in Virginia in 1873, but moved to Nebraska where the population was diverse. She attended school and also was educated at home. She planned on becoming a doctor early in life. She accompanied a local doctor on his house calls and assisted in many of the examinations. By the time she entered college this was her future. The University of Nebraska accepted her but she had to pay her tuition through writi
A Presentation Of George Orwell And His Protest Novels
A Presentation Of George Orwell And His Protest Novels
A Presentation Of George Orwell And His Protest Novels Eric Arthur Blair was born on June 5, 1903, in Bengal, India. His father was not a wealthy man. He supported his family only on the salary of a civil servant. When his writing career began, his penname became George Orwell. Orwell received his formal education from Eton Academy during a period ranging from 1917 to 1921. After completion of Eton, Orwell did not continue his education; instead he joined forces with the Indian Imperial Police i
American Short Fiction
American Short Fiction
American Short Fiction The Influence of Realism and Naturalism on 20th Century American Fiction After World War I American people and the authors among them were left disillusioned by the effects that World War I had on their society. America needed a literature that would explain what had happened and what was happening to their society. American writers turned to what is now known as modernism. The influence of 19th Century realism and naturalism and their truthful representation of American l
Bernard Malamud
Bernard Malamud
Bernard Malamud I. Bernard Malamud Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) was born in Brooklyn, New York. From 1932 to 1936 he studied at the City College of New York, where he received his bachelor's degree. From 1937 to 1938 he was a student at the Columbia University. In 1942 he received his Master's degree. From 1940 to 1948 he taught evening classes at the Erasmus High School, the same High School he went to from 1928 to 1932. In 1943 his first two short stories were published in Threshold and America
Biography Of Mark Twain
Biography Of Mark Twain
Biography Of Mark Twain Samuel Clemens based his works on things that occurred throughout his personal life. He gained many interests and talents while on the Mississippi River that contributed to his writings. Samuel Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. He was two months premature. AT the time of his birth, Haley's comet was in the sky. Four years after Clemens was born, his family moved to Hannibal, Missouri. He grew up there on the Mississippi River. The river supported
Book Report On Rebecca
Book Report On Rebecca
Book Report On Rebecca NOVEL STUDY Section A - Background Information 1) In 1907, a popular writer named Daphne Du Maurier was born. She wrote her first novel, Loving Spirit, in 1931. Other novels that Du Maurier wrote were Rule Britannia, My Cousin Rachel, The King’s General. The Scapegoat, Jamaican Inn and many more. Margaret Forester held high praises for Du Maurier. Forester had said, No other popular writer {Du Maurier} has so triumphantly defied classification… She satisfied all t question
Catch22 and My antonia contrast
Catch22 and My antonia contrast
Catch22 and My antonia contrast Perhaps the most directly conflicting characters in Catch-22 and in My Antonia are Colonel Cathcart and Antonia. Both of these characters are ambitious and each sees a road that runs ahead toward something called “success” or “wealth”, but the roads that they see are constructed differently. Colonel Cathcart’s road is paved with “feathers in his cap” and it is not cratered with “black eyes.” Antonia’s road is paved with the results of hard work and it sometimes ha
Great Expectaions
Great Expectaions
Great Expectaions Great Expectations Of the major themes from Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations to be discussed as to their importance concerning its structure, I have selected Love in the context of human relations, “Isolation”and finally “Redemption.” The loneliness isolation brings can only be redeemed loving associated of our fellow man, this is a two-way thing. Had grown diseased, as all minds do and must and will that reverse the appointed order of their maker. In isolation the grea
Great Gatsby-American Dream
Great Gatsby-American Dream
Great Gatsby-American Dream A Simple Dream The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream and the downfall of those who attempt to capture its illusionary goals. This is a common theme central to many novels. This dream has varying significances for different people but in The Great Gatsby, for Jay, the dream is through wealth and power. To get this happiness Jay must reach into the past and relive an old dream. In order to do this he needed wealth and power. Jay G
Guilt In The Scarlet Letter And The Crucible
Guilt In The Scarlet Letter And The Crucible
Guilt In The Scarlet Letter And The Crucible Scarlet Letter/Crucible Essay The presence of guilt has been felt by all human beings. As guilt grows in a person’s life it eventually begins to have a deteriorating effect on the individual. In both The Scarlet Letter and The Crucible more than one of the characters are experiencing some form of guilt and the effects of the public’s opinion on their own personal sins. Each character’s guilt originates from a different personal problem and with each c
History--Historical Analysis Of Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird
History--Historical Analysis Of Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird
History--Historical Analysis Of Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird The Painted Bird Recibio una 'A plus' para ese papel! An obscure village in Poland, sheltered from ideas and industrialization, seemed a safe place to store ones most precious valuable: a 6-year-old boy. Or so it seemed to the parents who abandoned their only son to protect him from the Nazis in the beginning of Jerzy Kosinskis provocative 1965 novel The Painted Bird. After his guardian Marta dies and her decaying corpse and hut a
Jess Martin The Theme Of The Outsiders
Jess Martin The Theme Of The Outsiders
Jess Martin The Theme Of The Outsiders The Outsiders, an enthralling tale by S.E. Hinton, is an excellent story about the hardships and triumphs experienced by the Greasers and the Socs, two rival gangs. This novel suggests the stories content because the Greasers are a gang of social outcasts and misfits. This novels theme is very specific; people, no matter what their social background, strive for the same goals and experience the same disappointments. This novel shows this theme throughout a
A Time of Prosperous Change
A Time of Prosperous Change
A Time of Prosperous Change In the early nineteen hundreds when women used to be treated as objects who were only good for cooking and cleaning. These women were expected to stay home and do nothing but take care of the children. Authors were rarely women .Now in the present day a women is thought of as having a mind of her own. She is thought of as a independent, an individual who has a peace of mind of her own who is allowed to work and make a living as she pleases. Even we don't think of Weld
Laurence Yep
Laurence Yep
Laurence Yep Presenting Laurence Yep Laurence Yep is noted for creating vivid and complex characters based on his own experiences. Yep’s most famous work is Dragonwings. It has won several awards, including the Newbery Honor for 1976, the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award for 1976, and the American Library Association’s Notable Children’s Book Award for 1975 (Johnson-Feelings 353). The story starts at the turn of the century when Moon Shadow moves to America to live with
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll is one of the most well known Nonsense Writers. Though using nonsense in poetry has been dismissed as simply for entertainment purposes , most nonsensical poetry acts as an allegory, has deep symbolism and leaves the door wide open for varying interpretations. Lewis Carroll has utilized this sense with nonsense through his poems and prose found in his novels Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass . Through Carroll's interactions with his close friends and f
MARK TWAIN QUACK PHILOSOPHER
MARK TWAIN QUACK PHILOSOPHER
MARK TWAIN: QUACK PHILOSOPHER Mark Twain is, according to critics and readers alike, the first great American novelist (Reuben). Throughout his lifetime Twain, born Samuel Longhorn Clemens, held an eclectic mix of jobs, and, wrote a great deal about his experiences and his boyhood. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (AOTS) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (AOHF) are a pair of novels by Twain that: present the new and radical changes in the early 1800s in contrast to the old fashioned ways; mirror Tw
JFK His Life and Legacy
JFK His Life and Legacy
JFK: His Life and Legacy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author several best-sellin
JFK His Life and Legacy
JFK His Life and Legacy
JFK: His Life and Legacy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author several best-sellin
Naming Conventions Hungarian
Naming Conventions Hungarian
Naming Conventions (Hungarian) Doug Klunder January 18, 1988 1. Introduction This document describes a set of naming conventions used by the Applications Development group. These conventions commonly go by the name Hungarian, referring both to the nationality of their original developer, Charles Simonyi, and also to the fact that to an uninitiated programmer they are somewhat confusing. Once you have gained familiarity with Hungarian, however, we believe that you will find that the clarity of
JFK
JFK
JFK JFK: John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States of America. He grew up in a family of political leaders and then became one himself. During his lifetime he had many accomplishments, both personal and political; he had a beautiful wife, and a wonderful family, he wrote award winning novels, started the Peace Corps, and he broke the barrier between us and the Soviet Union, among many others which will be discussed later. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park Jurassic Park: Jurassic Park, the novel by Michael Crichton had many rich, and interesting characters. Crichton seemed to be able to make them come alive and jump out of the pages into three-dimensional people. One such character was John Hammond. This man had dreams of greatness. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Book Reports [Paper Title]: Jurassic Park [Text]: Jurassic Park Jurassic Park, the novel by Michael Crichton had ma
Of Mice & Men compared to My Brother Jack
Of Mice & Men compared to My Brother Jack
Of Mice and men Of Mice Men compared to My Brother Jack: In society, the identity/personality of people often affects their relationships and the power they have within those relationships. The issue of power varies considerably in law and moral values, and the amount of power obtained varies in accordance to the position of whom in the relationship it is held by. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Book Reports [Paper Title]: Of Mice Men comp
Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway & The Woman Question
Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway & The Woman Question
Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway The Woman Question: It was common for women writers to address the so-called woman question in their works during the 19th and 20th centuries. This is true of one of the well-known authors, Virginia Woolf, whose life spanned from the end of the Victorian to the start of the modern era. She was born in 1882 to Leslie Stephen, a man of prominence during the Victorian era, and she was primarily self-educated in his vast library. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
The color purple
The color purple
the color purple The Color Purple by Alice Walker The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, is a very intense book to read. By intense, I mean it is a book touching very difficult and hard aspects of life of a poor, black oppressed woman in the early twentieth century. Walker does social criticism in her novel, mostly criticizing the way black women were treated in the early twentieth century. Walker uses the life experiences of Celie to illustrate her social criticism. The Color Purple is not written