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Great Expectations- Character Analysis
Great Expectations- Character Analysis
Great Expectations- Character Analysis Estella Havisham: Most readers are appalled at the cold-hearted and cruel ways of Estella, but any criticism directed at her is largely undeserved. She was simply raised in a controlled environment where she was, in essence, brainwashed by Miss Havisham. Nonetheless, her demeanor might lead one to suspect that she was a girl with a heart of ice. Estella is scornful from the moment she is introduced, when she remarks on Pip\'s coarse hands and thick boots. H
Armadeus
Armadeus
Armadeus Absolute monarchy or absolutism meant that the sovereign power or ultimate authority in the state rested in the hands of a king who claimed to rule by divine right. But what did sovereignty mean? Late sixteenth century political theorists believed that sovereign power consisted of the authority to make laws, tax, administer justice, control the state\'s administrative system, and determine foreign policy. These powers made a ruler sovereign. One of the chief theorists of divine-right mo
Describe How Social Conditions Were Conveyed By An
Describe How Social Conditions Were Conveyed By An
Describe How Social Conditions Were Conveyed By Any 19Th Century Author. Describe how social conditions were conveyed by any 19th Century Author. Charles (John Huffam) *censored*ens born at Portsea near Portsmouth on 7th February 1812. Dickens had some schooling, but his real education was the streets of London. All the best scenes in his later novels deal with London Characters. Dickens appealed to social consciousness to overcome social misery. His immense popularity gave importance to his att
The Romantic Poets: And The Role Of Nature
The Romantic Poets: And The Role Of Nature
The Romantic Poets: And The Role Of Nature The Romantic Poets: and the role of Nature Craig Williamson The poetry of the English Romantic period (1800-1832), often contain many descriptions, and ideas of nature, not found in most writing. The Romantic poets share several charecteristics in common, certainly one of the most significant of these is their respective views on nature.Which seems to range from a more spiritual, if not pantheistic view, as seen in the works of William Wordsworth, to th
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
Hard Times and the Nineteenth Century
Hard Times and the Nineteenth Century
Hard Times and the Nineteenth Century Hard Times Europe began the nineteenth century dominated by the romanticists. The realists changed the face of Europe once more by the middle of the nineteenth century. The importance of science and the industrialization of Europe characterized their movement. Where the romanticists believed in feelings, intuition, and imagination, the realists believed in a movement known as positivism, which applied the scientific method to the study of society. The author
How Scottish families have changed in the last 100
How Scottish families have changed in the last 100
How Scottish families have changed in the last 100 years Perhaps the area that has changed the most for Scottish women in the last century is the family and the home. In the first half of the century the norm was for the woman of the house to "service" the male breadwinners within the home and family and to reproduce as their primary roles in life. This included many tasks including preparing meals for the whole family, looking after the family budget (It was usual for the husband to give his wi
George Wells
George Wells
George Wells Amanda Sullivan Herbert George Wells was born in 1866, in Bromley Kent. He was born into a poor family. His career as an author was fostered by an unfortunate accident as a child. He broke both of his legs and spent the mandatory rest period reading every book he could find. Wells was awarded a school scholarship and furthered his education at the normal school of science in London (discovering authors). It was at the normal school that Wells came under the wing of the famous biolog
King Lear
King Lear
King Lear Reaction to Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm I found the ending to Aunt Ada Doom\'s story a very Austen-like way of dispelling the myth of the Madwoman in the Attic. And, of course, Flora gets this idea from Mansfield Park. The madwoman, who isn\'t truly mad to begin with, can be cured with something as simple as a copy of Vogue and a trip to Paris. There is no ongoing psychological torment or dramatic death. Madness can be cured by good, old-fashioned materialism. Perhaps Bertha Rochester c
The idea of facades across a range of texts
The idea of facades across a range of texts
The idea of facades across a range of texts The poem ‘The Ballad of Calvary Street\' by James Baxter, the film ‘American Beauty\' (directed by Sam Mendes and released in 1999), and the play ‘An Inspector Calls\' written by J.B. Priestley and performed at Circa Theatre in 2005, are all texts that share a similar theme. Although these three texts are different in terms of authorship and the medium through which the significant messages are communicated, what the texts do have in common is th
AIDs Epidemic
AIDs Epidemic
AIDs Epidemic Year 12 Presentation Of An Issue - Part A Contention: The presentation of the media debate concerning whether or not HIV athletes should be eligible to participate in contact sports. Since the AIDS epidemic arose in the early 80's, people all over the world have been intimidated by the deadly disease, which seemed to plague only homosexuals and intravenous drug users. This apparent fear concerns most. The media has re-enforced the use of doctors, football experts and medical specia
Sons And Lovers
Sons And Lovers
Sons And Lovers D.H. Lawrence: Son and Lover �Bildungsroman, a form of fiction which allows the novelist to recreate through the maturing of his protagonist some of his own remembered intensity of experience� (Nivin, Alastair; pg. 34) D.H. Lawrence re-created his own life experience through the writing of Son�s and Lovers, an intensely realistic novel set in a small English mining town, much akin to the town in which he was raised. The son of a miner, Lawrence grew up with a father much li
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll DuPont 1 �Jabberwocky� Lewis Carroll Jabberwocky: Sense or Nonsense \'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. \"Beware the Jabberwock, my son The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!\" He took his vorpal sword in hand; Long time the manxome foe he sought-- So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought. And, as in uffi
The Awakening
The Awakening
The Awakening Edna Pontellier�s Struggle for Freedom in The Awakening by Kate Chopin In Kate Chopin�s novel The Awakening the constant boundaries and restrictions placed on Edna Pontellier by society will lead to her struggle for freedom and her ultimate suicide. Her husband Leonce Pontellier, the current women of society, and the Grand Isle make it evident that Edna is trapped in a patriarchal society. Despite these people, Edna has a need to be free and she is able to escape from the socie
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers known as The Bloomsbury Group, named after a residential section of London where Virginia and her husband Leonard lived in the early decades of this century. According to Kathleen McCoy and Judith Harlan, Woolfs group rejected the restraints of propriety and the sexual prudery of Victorian society. They were avant garde in art and literature and remarkably free in their interlocking personal lives. Marital fidelity was not honored, and several
Describe how social conditions were conveyed by an
Describe how social conditions were conveyed by an
Describe how social conditions were conveyed by any 19th Century Author. Describe how social conditions were conveyed by any 19th Century Author. Charles (John Huffam) *censored*ens born at Portsea near Portsmouth on 7th February 1812. Dickens had some schooling, but his real education was the streets of London. All the best scenes in his later novels deal with London Characters. Dickens appealed to social consciousness to overcome social misery. His immense popularity gave importance to his att
The Underlying philosophical approaches to scienti
The Underlying philosophical approaches to scienti
The Underlying philosophical approaches to scientific enquiry of Positivist and Social Constructivist psychology have a great deal to offer one another and should not be view as mutually exclusive. Discuss. Abstract: This paper addresses the philosophical differences between two approaches to psychology. Firstly, it describes the philosophical foundations of Social Constructivism with its ideas of a socially constructed reality that is contextually, linguistically and culturally specific; an app
D.H. Lawrence
D.H. Lawrence
D.H. Lawrence D.H. Lawrence An English novelist and poet, D.H. Lawrence was born September 11, 1885, in Nottingham, England. He was the son of a coal miner and a school teacher. His mother, the school teacher, was socially superior. She constantly tried to alienate her children from their father. The difference in social status between his parent�s was a recurrent motif in Lawrence�s fiction. David Herbert was ranked among the most influential and controversial literary figures of the Victor
Importance of Being Earnest
Importance of Being Earnest
Importance of Being Earnest Theatre Studies: Cat One Draft The Importance of Being Earnest is set in late Victorian England, a time of social reform. Society was rediscovering art in its many forms yet as a consequence, The Upper class continued their program of suppressed inferiority. The lower classes were treated with disdain and disgust and the animosity between the groups was easily visible. Essentially, the late Victorian era was the beginning of a mini cultural renaissance, yet Upper Clas
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MY HYDE
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MY HYDE
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MY HYDE THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE BY ROBERT LEWIS STEVENSON Victorian literature historically reflects the social, political, and religious upheavals of the reign of Queen Victoria. In fact, during this time period, as trade and commerce expanded, and science and technology made rapid advancements, the Industrial Revolution brought increased wealth to the middle classes and the lower classes continued to suffer poverty. This caused a certain du
Ideological Work of Religion in Dracula
Ideological Work of Religion in Dracula
Ideological Work of Religion in Dracula Possibly the most terrifying aspect of Bram Stoker\'s, Dracula, is The Count\'s mocking of Christianity. Indeed, Dracula seems to be a total opposite of Christ and Christian values, driven purely by desire and lust, showing his demonic soul through the fire that burns in his eyes. Despite these opposites, Stoker repeatedly uses biblical imagery and references to compare Dracula to Christ, creating deliberate parallels throughout the novel. By making these
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Eating Disorders An eating disorder is a way of using food to work out emotional problems. These illnesses develop because of emotional and/or psychological problems. Eating disorders are the way some people deal with stress. In todays society, teenagers are pressured into thinking that bring thin is the same thing as being happy. Chemical balances in the brain that may also result in depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, and bi-polar disorders may also cause some eating
Pride And Prejudice: First Impressions
Pride And Prejudice: First Impressions
Pride And Prejudice: First Impressions First Impressions First impressions are very important. In the Victorian age, people based their whole opinion of someone on first impressions. Most times the first impression of someone is not the way they truly are. Sometimes a first impression can cause you to think negative of someone but later you find out that they are very nice and a very positive person. One example is when Mr. Darcy meets Elizabeth in the book ,Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth thinks
Jane Eyre, Hamlet And Keats
Jane Eyre, Hamlet And Keats
Jane Eyre, Hamlet And Keats To convey a sense of argument, imagery and perspective, authors use various types of language, syntax and vocabulary to achieve this. An extract from Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, a soliloquy from Hamlet, by William Shakespeare and Ode to Autumn, by John Keats all have a number of striking similarities between them, as well as a few differences, which will be analysed to show. Unlike Hamlet and Autumn, the extract from Jane Eyre, doesnt have any particular argument
Remains of the day as a postmodern novel
Remains of the day as a postmodern novel
Remains of the day as a postmodern novel Postmodern literature has its many spokesmen. Many would agree that Kazuo Ishiguro is not the most typical representative of this somewhat anarchistic literary and social movement, but he is certainly one of its most subtle and valuable artists. He uses the principles of post modernistic writing in a very meaningful way, and only after a thorough analysis can one fully appreciate all carefully constructed and presented elements trough which he successfull
English Literature
English Literature
English Literature English literature I. INTRODUCTION English literature, literature written in English since c.1450 by the inhabitants of the British Isles; it was during the 15th cent. that the English language acquired much of its modern form. II. The Tudors and the Elizabethan Age The beginning of the Tudor dynasty coincided with the first dissemination of printed matter. William Caxton\'s press was established in 1476, only nine years before the beginning of Henry VII\'s reign. Caxton\'s ac
DRacula Chpt. In Depth Summary and Commentary
DRacula Chpt. In Depth Summary and Commentary
DRacula Chpt. In Depth Summary and Commentary Summary The novel begins with the diary kept by Jonathan Harker, an English solicitor, or lawyer, as he travels through Central Europe on the business of his firm. He is on his way to the castle of Count Dracula, a Transylvanian nobleman, to conclude a deal in which the Count will purchase an English estate. We learn that he has just qualified to be a solicitor, this is his first assignment as a professional, and he is engaged to a young woman named
Robert Browning
Robert Browning
Robert Browning Robert Browning, one of the most talented poets of the Victorian period, is famous especially for his dramatic monologues. Often these long poems deal with such issues as love, death, and faith. Much of his work is directly reflective of his life and of those issues that were of direct concern to him. One conflict seen throughout Browning\'s poetry is one of spirituality. His poetry forms a spiritual timeline; it reveals his spiritual influences and opinions. It formed his own Bi
Lewis Caroll
Lewis Caroll
Lewis Caroll After hundreds of publications, films, and stage plays, some scholars have begun to fear that Alice has become cold and monumental , like a classic tomb say Gilbert K. Chesterton, of the novel(Gardener,1960). The Adventures of Alice In Wonderland is no longer a light, fun book of nonsense, but now, more than ever, just a required reading for most high school students. The truth is that Lewis Carrolls humorous antics are not quite as senseless as they may seem to the average, Amer
The Accidental Tourist By Anne Tyler
The Accidental Tourist By Anne Tyler
The Accidental Tourist By Anne Tyler Life just is. You have to flow with it. Give yourself to the moment. Let it happen. -Jerry Brown If an individual allows changes to occur in ones life, then love can be the wonderful result of that acceptance. The theme of reasons why we love and how we love different people is demonstrated throughout the book The Accidental Tourist, written by Anne Tyler. There are two main characters that undergo and accept the changes in their lives, and one character tha
Welcome to the Monkey House
Welcome to the Monkey House
Welcome to the Monkey House Erin Lowe- also author of many "outstanding" American History essays.... of which two are published somewhere here..... one about Peter Noyes, and another about Mercantilism..... "Books won\'t stay banned. They won\'t burn. Ideas won\'t go to jail In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education." Th
Dicken's Idea's On Gentility As Shown Through His
Dicken's Idea's On Gentility As Shown Through His
Dicken\'s Idea\'s On Gentility As Shown Through His Novel, "Great Expectations" Dickens criticized the world of his own time because it valued the status of being a gentleman over someone doing a useful job. Those who thought they were gentlemen often mocked ordinary citizens. Show how he achieved these aims through the language used and his description of the way Pip and the other characters behaved in the novel. In his numerous literary works, Dickens strong sense of right and wrong, and his r
OBSTACLE OF RACISM
OBSTACLE OF RACISM
OBSTACLE OF RACISM One of the major social problems that Americans have been trying to tackle for years is the obstruction of racism. Racism, which is defined as the point of view that racial identity is or should be important in social affairs (Zadrozny, 276), has plagued all of America for centuries gone, and unfortunately, is still present. (The focus of racism addressed in this dissertation will focus only on racism between whites and blacks, as the inclusion of other races may be too broa
SEX...as it is(kind of long but worth the read)
SEX...as it is(kind of long but worth the read)
SEX...as it is(kind of long but worth the read) In all cultures and societies, only women can be thought of as \"sluts\" or \"whores\", never men. Women are universally condemned even for the hint of promiscuity while it\'s almost accepted behavior for men (e.g., only women were stoned for adultery, not men). Many contend that culture is to blame for the double standard, but maybe only indirectly in a subtle way... There\'s simply a fundamental difference in sexual libido between men and women i
Jane Eyre, Hamlet And Keats
Jane Eyre, Hamlet And Keats
Jane Eyre, Hamlet And Keats To convey a sense of argument, imagery and perspective, authors use various types of language, syntax and vocabulary to achieve this. An extract from Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, a soliloquy from Hamlet, by William Shakespeare and Ode to Autumn, by John Keats all have a number of striking similarities between them, as well as a few differences, which will be analysed to show. Unlike Hamlet and Autumn, the extract from Jane Eyre, doesn�t have any particular argume
Hemingway
Hemingway
Hemingway Ernest Hemingways tough, Terse prose and short, declarative sentences did more to change the style of written English that any other writing in the twentieth century. II. Ernest Hemingway has had many great accomplishments in his historical life but just one event has hardly sticks out from the rest. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingways most enduring works. Told in Language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, agonizing battle with a giant
Tale of two cities charictariz
Tale of two cities charictariz
Tale of two cities charictariz -LUCIE MANETTE (DARNAY) One way you may approach Lucie Manette is as the central figure of the novel. Think about the many ways she affects her fellow characters. Although she is not responsible for liberating her father, Dr. Manette, from the Bastille, Lucie is the agent who restores his damaged psyche through unselfish love and devotion. She maintains a calm, restful atmosphere in their Soho lodgings, attracting suitors (Charles Darnay, Stryver, Sydney Carton) an
The Voice Of The Common Soldier
The Voice Of The Common Soldier
:The Voice Of The Common Soldier: THE VOICE OF THE COMMON SOLDIER: KIPLING AND SOLDIER\'S POETRY Kent Harrison 8 May 00 In contemporary times, much criticism has been placed upon Rudyard Kipling for his support of British Imperialism; George Orwell went so far as to call him the prophet of British Imperialism during its expansionist phase. To be sure, a considerable portion of Kipling\'s works were written in celebration and support of Imperial expansion, but it is short-sighted to simply label h
Sign Symbol
Sign Symbol
Sign Symbol A sign system is representation through communication which in turn leads to a shared meaning or understanding. We hold mental representations that classify and organise the world (whether fact or fiction), people, objects and events into meaningful categories so that we can meaningfully comprehend the world. The media use sign systems through newspapers, magazines, television,internet, and the radio etc. The conceptual map of meaning and language are the basis of representation. The
Dracula
Dracula
Dracula Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans. XII. 21 Evil often triumphs, but never conquers. Joseph Roux The two quotations from above explain that evil never conquers because good always overcomes it. A good example of this is the book Dracula by Bram Stoker because the author expresses the nature of good vs. evil. Dracula wants to come to London because he wants to turn everyone into vampires. The basic background of the book Dracula is when Jonathan Harker, a rea
Kubla khan
Kubla khan
Kubla khan If a man could pass thro\' Paradise in a Dream, & have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his Soul had really been there, & found that flower in his hand when he awoke -- Aye! and what then? Kubla Khan is a fascinating and exasperating poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (. Almost everyone who has read it, has been charmed by its magic. It must surely be true that no poem of comparable length in English or any other language has been the subject of so much critical comment
Christmas History
Christmas History
Christmas History Christmas History The word Christmas comes from the old English "Cristes maesse" meaning Christ\'s Mass. The Holiday celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. The actual birthday of Jesus is not known; therefore, the early Church Fathers in the 4th century fixed the day around the old Roman Saturnalia festival (17 - 21 December), a traditional pagan festivity. The first mention of the birthday of Jesus is from the year 354 AD. Gradually all Christian churches, except Armenians who
Sam johnson
Sam johnson
sam johnson Born: September 18, 1709 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England Died: December 13, 1784 in Bolt Court, England Nationality: British Occupation: Poet, Playwright, Journalist, Essayist, Critic Source: Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography, Volume 2: Writers of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century, 1660-1789. Gale Research, 1992. Table of Contents Biographical Essay Further Readings Although Johnson\'s output of writing was enormous, only a relatively small amount of manuscri
Emily DIckinson
Emily DIckinson
Emily DIckinson Emily Dickinson, recognized as one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century, was born December 10, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts (Benfey, 1). Dickinsons greatness and accomplishments were not always recognized. In her time, women were not recognized as serious writers and her talents were often ignored. Only seven of her 1800 poems were ever published. Dickinsons life was relatively simple, but behind the scenes she worked as a creative and talented poet. Her w
Can't Buy Me Love/3 Short Stories (Check This Out)
Can't Buy Me Love/3 Short Stories (Check This Out)
Can\'t Buy Me Love/3 Short Stories (Check This Out) 1-20-99 Cant Buy Me Love The depression was an era of extremes. A person was more than likely extremely poor, or in the lucky upper 1% that was extremely wealthy. The middle class was virtually not existent. All of these income groups, including those characterized in our three stories, wanted money because it supposedly brought happiness, but were actually struggling to cling to the intangible, unreachable feeling of love. If money leads to l
Analysis of the Women in The Picture of Dorian Gra
Analysis of the Women in The Picture of Dorian Gra
Analysis of the Women in The Picture of Dorian Gray Sibyl falls head over heels in love with Dorian Gray, willing to commit her life to him after only two weeks. Lady Henry hardly knows her husband, to whom she has been married for some time. Because neither woman is in a stable and comfortable situation, both eventually take drastic measures to move on. Therefore, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, both Sibyl Vane and Lady Henry are weak, flighty, and naive. The weakness of women is found in variou
Story Of An Hour: Seen But Not Heard?women In The
Story Of An Hour: Seen But Not Heard?women In The
Story Of An Hour: Seen But Not Heard?women In The Victorian Age In an age where bustles, petticoats, and veils stifled women physically, it is not surprising that society imposed standards that stifled them mentally. Women were molded into an ideal form from birth, with direction as to how they should speak, act, dress, and marry. They lacked education, employable skills, and rights in any form. Every aspect of their life was controlled by a male authority figure starting with their father at bi
The Awakening
The Awakening
The Awakening Edna Pontellier\'s Struggle for Freedom in The Awakening by Kate Chopin In Kate Chopin\'s novel The Awakening the constant boundaries and restrictions placed on Edna Pontellier by society will lead to her struggle for freedom and her ultimate suicide. Her husband Leonce Pontellier, the current women of society, and the Grand Isle make it evident that Edna is trapped in a patriarchal society. Despite these people, Edna has a need to be free and she is able to escape from the society
Jane Eyre's Flight from Flight
Jane Eyre's Flight from Flight
Jane Eyre's Flight from Flight by Emily Flynn November 8, 2000 The feminist literary critics, Gilbert and Gubar, claim, in their famous essay on Jane Eyre in The Madwoman in the Attic, that Jane tries different modes of escape from the imprisoning patriarchal Victorian society that is the setting of the novel. "Escape through flight, escape through starvation... [and] escape through madness," (Dialogue 341) are the three they outline. In the traumatizing red room scene, Jane tries all of them, a
An AnalysisDeath In British Literature
An AnalysisDeath In British Literature
An AnalysisDeath In British Literature British Literature Essay Death is inevitable and what happens after death will always be a mystery to the living. For this reason, the afterlife has always been a topic which artists have chosen to explore in their works. Throughout the chronology of British literature, artists have used societys views as a basis to examine the afterlife, and look at it in new ways. The afterlife has been a theme in British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period of Beowulf