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Lord of the flies
Lord of the flies
Lord of the flies Lord of flies Essay In the Lord of Flies William Golding does tell us a story about a group of English boys stranded on a Pacific Island, in the literal level but in a more allegorical level he tells a story about corruption of innocence, brutality/savagery and victimisation/prejudice through the characters of Ralph, Jack, Piggy and Simon. Interesting stylistic features such as symbolism and omnipotent narrator make this story more than just a simple story. Ralph can be seen
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Lie Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Main Characters Marlow - Young man who decides that it would be exiting to travel into Africa hunting ivory and does so by taking the place of a dead steamboat captain. Kurts - Famous man among the ivory seekers who has lived and hunted on the continent for a while and has exploited the savages becoming much like a savage himself. Russian fool - Man who is known by his clothes with many colorful patches making him look much like a harlequin. He works with K
sanger rainsford
sanger rainsford
sanger rainsford Sanger Rainsford: The Realist The most dangerous game began as a sport for one man. His name is Sanger Rainsford. In Richard Connell�s story �The Most Dangerous Game,� Sanger Rainsford, an avid hunter, is lost at sea, stranded on �Ship-Trap� Island-every sailor�s worst nightmare. Rainsford goes through a series of events that prove to be life-altering. Even though Sanger Rainsford went through many trials and tribulations, he never lost his intelligence, composure, o
lord of the rings
lord of the rings
lord of the rings The Lord of the Flies William Golding�s book, The Lord of the Flies is a wonderful, fictional book about the struggle and survival of a group of boys trapped on an uninhabited island. This book kept me very interested and made me want to keep reading. The characters were very diverse and each had very appealing qualities in themselves. The setting is brilliantly described and the plot is surprisingly very well thought out. Many things like these make this book such a classic.
Paganism In Christianity
Paganism In Christianity
Paganism In Christianity Religions across the globe have their own distinctive rites and rituals, idols, traditions, and values. Each have in common a desire to explain something unexplainable by common wisdom, or attributing some aspect of life to some higher power. Many religions have at their heart etiological stories, which explain some sort of natural phenomenon through the physical manifestation of their deity or deities. From high winds and thunderstorms to love, fertility, and the sun, s
The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me
The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me
The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me Alcohol, probably the oldest drug known, has been used since the earliest of societies for celebration, rituals, and other social situations. In the early 1920s, society viewed alcohol as more of a social problem. The 18th amendment was passed to outlaw the consumption, sale, or trade of alcohol. This action caused much more delinquency, as a result of gangsters, and other organized crimes against the government. Prohibition was ab
Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth (1.5.57-58) In this scene Lady Macbeth believes that Macbeth lacks the ability to fulfil the witches� second prophecy. She learns that Duncan is coming to visit her and she calls upon supernatural agents to fill her with cruelty. Lady Macbeth says �Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell�� In this quote she is asking the supernatural agents to fill her with the darkest smoke of hell. (5.1.38) In this scene a gentlewoman who waits on Lady Macbeth has see
Book Of Nod
Book Of Nod
Book Of Nod The preface to this book is very cool. I know that this book is totally fictional, and is in no way real, but the preface makes the book sound like it was written from ancient scrolls and manuscripts that were uncovered through his journies. The preface describes how he was able to get all of the material to write the book. It is incredibly detailed and extreamly vague at the same time if that is possible. With all of the history and this mans travels in the preface, it seems like th
Heart of darkness 2
Heart of darkness 2
Heart of darkness 2 Joseph Conrad, like many authors, used his own experiences for the basis of his novels. Specifically, Conrads journey on the Congo River as captain of a West African river steamer formed the basis for his novel Heart of Darkness. In this novel, the narrator of the story, Marlow, Conrad's protagonist, travels up the Congo in search of Kurtz, an ivory trader, and eventually ends up in the heart of darkness. Conrad also used his pessimistic view of life for the basis of Heart
Lord Of The Flies, Human Nature
Lord Of The Flies, Human Nature
Lord Of The Flies, Human Nature Human Nature William Golding wrote two famous works, Lord of the Flies, and �Why Boys Become Vicious�. He was awarded the Pullet Surprise for Lord of the flies. They also made this book into two different movies. William Golding�s view of human nature is mankind is naturally evil, everyone is born that way. The book Lord of the Flies is a story about a group of young boys stranded on a disserted island. They have power struggles, and eventually break up into
Aggression And Its Intricacies
Aggression And Its Intricacies
Aggression And Its Intricacies Aggression is a critical part of animal existence, which is an inherent driving force to humans, as we, too, are animals. The source of aggression within humans is a long summative list, but before trying to understand its source one must apply a working definition of aggression. Aggressive behavior is defined by Encyclopedia Britannica as any action of an animal that serves to injure an opponent or prey animal or to cause an opponent to retreat. (7) David G. Myers
19th Century Women Authors
19th Century Women Authors
19th Century Women Authors 19th Century Women Authors Some of the most influential women authors of all time lived in the 19th century. These women expressed their inner most thoughts and ideas through their writings. They helped to change society, perhaps without knowing it, through poetry, novels, and articles. Emily Dickinson, Harriet Jacobs, Kate Chopin, Louisa May Alcott, and Elizabeth Oakes Smith are the best-known controversial and expressive women authors of their time. On December 10, 1
serial killers
serial killers
serial killers "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez: From the Bowels of Hell by Joseph Geringer Crescendo of Terror Late in the 20th Century, Hell glutted on humanity. Its first bloodletting of that season of the Devil occurred on the warm evening of June 28, 1984, when an earth-bound Lucifer found his way into the small Glassel Park apartment of 79-year-old Jennie Vincow. Throughout the Los Angeles area a damp humidity had oppressed the air that day, and when the evening came and the temperature sli
Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great Introduction Alexander III, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, was one of the greatest military leaders in world history. He was born in Pella, Macedonia, then a Greek nation. The exact date of his birth is uncertain, but was probably either July 20 or 26, 356 B.C. Alexander was considered a child from his birth until 341 B.C. His princehood lasted from 340 to 336 B.C. In 336 B.C. Philip II, his father, was assassinated, thus making Alexander king. Alexander became a
Roots of AntiSemitism
Roots of AntiSemitism
Roots of AntiSemitism After learning about the Holocaust, Ive asked myself many times how this could have happened. Why would anyone believe its acceptable to massacre an entire people? This is my reasoning for writing my paper on how Christian theology influenced anti-Semitism. Much of the Holocaust appears to have its beginning with Christian theology. I will begin my paper with the early writings of Christians and continue chronologically until after World War II. The Apostle Paul was one
Kennedy
Kennedy
Kennedy 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, allegedly by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, the youngest person ever to be elected President, the first Roman Catholic and the first to be born in the 20th century. Kennedy was assassinated before he completed his third year as President therefore his achieveme
Helen keller
Helen keller
Helen keller Imagine a life without being able to see or hear and not knowing how to communicate with anyone around you. That world of darkness is what Helen Keller lived in for six years. Helen Keller has been an inspiration to people ever since she turned six. From 1886-1960, she proved herself to be a creative and inspiring woman of America. She was a writer and lecturer who fought for the rights of disadvantaged people all over the world. Most importantly, she overcame her two most difficult
Feild of dreams
Feild of dreams
feild of dreams Was Ray Kinsella a triumphant hero who dared to live his dreams, or merely an insane lunatic who blindly followed voices that could only be heard within the confines of his mind? Although either of these theories could be argued successfully, the idea that this intrepid man was indeed a hero is supported by a list of characteristics that generally indicate a classical hero. In the movie, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella was introduced to the viewers as an ordinary man, living an ord
Augustines Confessions Essay
Augustines Confessions Essay
Augustines Confessions Essay In the Confessions, by Saint Augustine, Augustine addressed himself articulately and passionately to the persistent questions that stirred the minds and hearts of men since time began. The Confessions tells a story in the form of a long conversion with God. Through this conversion to Catholic Christianity, Augustine encounters many aspects of love. These forms of love help guide him towards an ultimate relationship with God. His restless heart finally finds peace and
Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo Oh Memories! Treasures in darkness born! Murky horizon of our ancient dreams! Dear brilliance of a past that brightly beams! Casting a radiance on things dead and gone (Hugo 116)! In a foreign land, in a foreign era, an extinct sound resides in the atmosphere. Its the sound of a world that has never experienced or conceived of anything like an automobile or a jet, a television or a radio, a microwave or even an alarm clock. Its the sound of a small population, people that live on
Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology Greek Mythology The ancient Greeks used stories containing God\'s to explain the way life was. Often times there were lessons to be learned that described human behavior. To the Greeks the myths were looked at as examples of good and bad behavior and its effects. they worshipped the Gods and tried not to offend them in any way. The story of creation is a prime example of how the Greeks viewed the heavens and the earth. Zeus was the king of the sky, earth, and men. Zeus\' son Apol
John F Kennedy
John F Kennedy
John F Kennedy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his pen 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, makind decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author several best-selling novels from h
I hereby hand over all copyrights I might have for
I hereby hand over all copyrights I might have for
I hereby hand over all copyrights I might have for this paper. You are free to use it for what ever purpose you see fit. Jonathan Welden Joseph Conrad\'s books, The Secret Sharer and Heart of Darkness, both deal with each of our "dark selves". These books also have similarities which are overwhelming. In describing the true inner self of humans, Conrad used many symbols which have become apparent in many of his novels. Conrad uses the same or very similar objects in many of his works. Joseph Con
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Hawthornes Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables American Literature reflects life, and the struggles that we face during our existence. The great authors of our time incorporate lifes problems into their literature directly and indirectly. The stories themselves bluntly tell us a story, however, an author also uses symbols to relay to us his message in a more subtle manner. In Nathaniel Hawthornes book The House of Seven Gables symbolism is eloquently used to enhance the story being told,
Analysis of Adams The Rich Man
Analysis of Adams The Rich Man
Analysis of Adams The Rich Man Franklin P. Adams is one of the lesser known American modern poets. His poems, like the poems of many other 20th century American poets, comment the society after the industrial revolution. Adams poem, The Rich Man, concentrates on the class division between the rich and the poor. Furthermore it satirizes the old view of an impecunious life being the good and the virtuous one. The two first stanzas of the poem are description about the rich man. The fact that
Ignorance and Racism
Ignorance and Racism
Ignorance and Racism Ignorance and Racism Joseph Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice in his book Heart of Darkness. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. Chinua Achebe concluded, "Conrad, on the other hand, is undoubtedly one of the great stylists of modern fiction and a good story-teller into the bargain" (Achebe 252). Yet, despite Conrad\'s great story
Aradia
Aradia
Aradia If the reader has ever met with the works of the learned folk-lorist G. Pitre, or the articles contributed by "Lady Vere de Vere" to the Italian Rivista or that of J. H. Andrews to Folk-Lore, he will be aware that there are in Italy great numbers of Strege, fortune-tellers or witches, who divine by cards, perform strange ceremonies in which spirits are supposed to be invoked, make and sell amulets, and, in fact, comport themselves generally as their reputed kind are wont to do, be they Bl
1984
1984
1984 -George Orwell SUNDAY, NOV 14, 1993 Summary Chapter 1 and 2 We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story. Works at Ministry of truth. Ministry of truth is one of four government buildings in destroyed London, the main city of Airstrip One, a province of Oceania. Year is 1984 and three contries are at war, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Oceania is run by the party whose leader is Big Brother. Winston is sick of his life in the ruined city and decides to keep a diary. Th
The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me
The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me
The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me Alcohol, probably the oldest drug known, has been used since the earliest of societies for celebration, rituals, and other social situations. In the early 1920s, society viewed alcohol as more of a social problem. The 18th amendment was passed to outlaw the consumption, sale, or trade of alcohol. This action caused much more delinquency, as a result of gangsters, and other organized crimes against the government. Prohibition was ab
Cry, The Beloved Country
Cry, The Beloved Country
Cry, The Beloved Country The book Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton is a book about agitation and turmoil of both whites and blacks over the white segregation policy called apartheid. The book describes how understanding between whites and blacks can end mutual fear and aggresion, and bring reform and hope to a small community of Ndotcheni as well as to South Africa as a whole. The language of the book reflects the Bible; furthermore, several characters and episodes are reminiscent of stori
Shakespeare Finds Love on a Midsummer Night
Shakespeare Finds Love on a Midsummer Night
Shakespeare Finds Love on a Midsummer Night The forest outside Athens is filled with changelings, magic, and ancient myth: in other words, the stage is set. The night is silent and still as four mortals alternately hate and love, monarchs of the faerie world clash wills, and the mischief of one irrepressible woodland sprite weaves a spell over all. The breath of the darkness is lit with the glow of foxfire; hearts are broken and mended within the span of short hours. In the bower of the Faerie Q
Metropolis
Metropolis
Metropolis Set around the year 2000, Metropolis is a depiction of the future, yet it is viewed more intensely in the twenties style. In this view we can truly appreciate the work, without the cynicism of todays standards, for the marvel that it is. The "costliest and most ambitious picture ever screened in Europe"(Jensen) the film was premiered on January 10, 1927 at the UFA Palace, in Berlin, before an enormous audience which included many members of the political and artistic hierarchy. Initia
The Great Gatsby10
The Great Gatsby10
The Great Gatsby10 The role of the narrator is to establish a link with the outside world and the one in which he lives. Nick in essence becomes the eyes and ears of the novel. And through him the basis of opinions that occur on the other characters are created. Nick becomes the sole source for information in the novel. Nick also participates in the novel, and is not just an observer. Nick provides the novels moral framework. Nick Carraway the Narrator starts off with a little bit about himself
Heart Of Darkness And Maslow
Heart Of Darkness And Maslow
Heart Of Darkness And Maslow In the classic novel Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad takes us on a journey into the soul of man. When the character of Marlow travels into the jungle of Africa to find Kurtz, he realizes that he is in a place where the rules of society no longer constrain human nature, and the frightening truths about human beings can be observed first hand. Marlow finds that human nature is something terrible and unlimited by observing the effects of such freedom on Kurtz. He also
11L2
11L2
11L2 13 May 1994 Fantasy is an Escape from Winter Ethan Frome, the title character of Edith Wharton\'s tragic novel, lives in his own world of silence, where he replaces his scarcity of words with images and fantasies. There is striking symbolism in the imagery, predominantly that of winter which connotes frigidity, detachment, bleakness and seclusion. Twenty-eight year old Ethan feels trapped in his hometown of Starkfield, Massachusetts. He marries thirty-four year old Zeena after the death of
Dishwalla
Dishwalla
Dishwalla Dishwalla Listen closely to Dishwalla, and you discover there is blood on these tracks. Twelve years and five albums after the band from Santa Barbara, California made their debut, Dishwalla endures. Together the group - lead singer JR Richards, guitarist Rodney Browning, bassist Scot Alexander, keyboardist Jim Wood and drummer Pete Maloney - have survived record company musical chairs, countless musical trends, and even the curious challenge of having their very own smash hit right ou
The Heart of Darkness
The Heart of Darkness
The Heart of Darkness Heart of Darkness is a novel of indescribable horrors and actions that lie outside the human mind. It describes a mans (Marlow) voyage on a west African river to find an a man named Kurtz. The actual journey truly is towards the heart of darkness, where it takes Marlow by evidence of European indignity towards the natives. He wants to see this land for himself, he does not quite believe in himself of what is really there. This story hints at horrors that Marlow is incapab
Man?s Journey Into Self In Heart Of Darkness And A
Man?s Journey Into Self In Heart Of Darkness And A
Man?s Journey Into Self In Heart Of Darkness And Apocalypse Now Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains repressed by society. Often this evil side breaks out during times of isolation from our culture, and whenever one culture confronts another. History is loaded with examples of atrocities that have occurred when one culture comes into contact with another. Whenever fundamentally different cultures meet, there is often a fear of contamination and loss of self that le
Romeo And Julit Journal
Romeo And Julit Journal
Romeo And Julit Journal Act I Scene i Today I wept and wept as I found out my one true love Rosaline does not love me back. The way I loved her. So today my coz tried to make me feel better. He did make me smile a few times but I still felt bad after knowing I am out of love. Act I Scene ii As a new I still feel out of love after being kicked in my chin. I still feel sorrow and miserable. I still can\'t believe I went to supper at the Capulet\'s after being asked by that servant. I only went to
The effects of pain on the mind and body
The effects of pain on the mind and body
The effects of pain on the mind and body The Effects of Pain on the Mind and Body Elements of pain and despair are evident in many works of Emily Dickinson, and are present in her poem, "After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes-." Dickinson\'s simple language draws rich meaning from the use of common words. She uses words associated with the body, with nature, with the mind, as well with physical death, to shape and articulate its sensation and significance. She approached her poetry inductively
Ambient Music And The Impulse Towards Deconstructi
Ambient Music And The Impulse Towards Deconstructi
Ambient Music And The Impulse Towards Deconstruction Out of Light - cometh Darkness, dark ambient music and the impulse towards deconstruction © 2000 Daniel du Prie 1. "These recordings may be seen as a notation of our deadminded society, but not as a reaction against it, we will all become ambient dead heads, if not..." (Archon Satani, In Shelter, liner note, 1994) If not, then ellipsis. The conditional clause of fact, followed by an open-ended ellipsis, where not only the conjunction between
Of Gods And Romans
Of Gods And Romans
Of Gods And Romans History of the Roman Republic/Empire October 27, 2000 Of Gods and Romans The Romans during the time of their Republic relied on their advanced technology, social structure, leadership and politics to achieve as much as they did. To these people, their gods affected all of these factors and the relationships mankind had with them. The contractual relationship between mankind and the gods involved each party in giving, and in return receiving services. The Romans believed that s
Interpretations Of Heart Of Darkness
Interpretations Of Heart Of Darkness
Interpretations Of Heart Of Darkness In Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness, there is a great interpretation of the feelings of the characters and uncertainties of the Congo. Although Africa, nor the Congo are ever really referred to, the Thames river is mentioned as support. This intricate story reveals much symbolism due to Conrads theme based on the lies and good and evil, which interact together in every man. Today, of course, the situation has changed. Most literate people know that by probi
Araby Knight
Araby Knight
"Araby" Knight "Araby" Knight The short story "Araby" by James Joyce could very well be described as a deep poem written in prose. Read casually, it seems all but incomprehensible, nothing more than a series of depressing impressions and memories thrown together in a jumble and somehow meant to depict a childhood infatuation. Like the sweet milk inside a coconut, the pleasure of this story comes only to the reader who is willing to put forth the intense effort necessary to comprehend it. Or like
The House Of The Seve Gables
The House Of The Seve Gables
The House Of The Seve Gables Amelita Moorman October 16, 2000 The Never-Ending Nightmare The mood of Hawthornes The House of the Seven Gables is dark, and painstakingly creepy and slow. The story centers around the murders of two men, centuries ago, the curse that was placed upon the house as a result of that conflict, and the repercussions to the current generation. The overall story is like that of a nightmare of total and complete oppressive darkness. Not so much the fright that results from
King Lear
King Lear
King Lear Annonymous In the novel Heart Of Darkness, written by Joseph Conrad, the main character makes a decision to go against his convictions by telling a lie about Kurtzs death to the intended. After careful analysis of the situation, one can see that Marlow is justified in lying to the intended because the lie enables Marlow live the rest of his life without having to bear the weight of truth on his shoulders. There was great meaning in the actual final words uttered by Kurtz. Kurtz had se
A Streetcar Named Desire: Analysis of Blanche Dubo
A Streetcar Named Desire: Analysis of Blanche Dubo
A Streetcar Named Desire: Analysis of Blanche Dubois Blanche Dubious, appropriately dressed in white, is first introduced as a symbol of innocence and chastity. Aristocratic, refined, and sensitive, this delicate beauty has a moth-like appearance. She has come to New Orleans to seek refuge at the home of her sister Stella and her coarse Polish husband, Stanley. With her nervous and refined nature, Blanche is a clear misfit in the Kowalski\'s apartment. Blanche represents a deep-seated attachment
Heart Of Darkness
Heart Of Darkness
Heart Of Darkness In Joseph Conrad\'s book Heart of Darkness the Europeans are cut off from civilization, overtaken by greed, exploitation, and material interests from his own kind. Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. The book is a record of things seen and done by Conrad while in the Belgian Congo. Conrad uses Marl
Heart Of Darkness 12
Heart Of Darkness 12
Heart Of Darkness 12 I had read this story once before when I was a freshman at a branch campus of Penn State called Behrend. I read it for a literature class dealing with short stories and their analyzation. I didn\'t really like the story back then, and it really hasn\'t moved-up any spots on my list of favorites. Although I really didn\'t care for the story, I did notice quite a bit of symbolism throughout the book. Conrad seemed to use black and white as his main source of color symbolism. J
Blood Revenge In Julius Caesar
Blood Revenge In Julius Caesar
Blood Revenge In Julius Caesar \'Et tu Brute?\'; Caesar sputtered before falling into the darkness known as death. But this was not the end of Caesar however. Caesar returns to this world as a \'shade\'; or ghost form. In fact, in this form he exerts more influence over Brutus than he ever did in mortal form. \'Caesar is more powerful in his spirit for to affect Brutus than in his mortal form. It is in this ghost form, Caesar full-fills his revenge on Brutus.\'; (netessays.net) Revenge did not o