A Good Deed

Are we civilized
Are we civilized
Are we civilized? We are starting to witness the beginning of a new era. It is full of information and technology, and it will decide how the future is going to be. But despite all our new inventions and ideas that show us how we're better off than the generations before us, have we grown in any other ways? Does being civilized only mean to become more advanced technologically, or does it apply to our moral foundation? It is very obvious that society has developed a lot in learning and technolo
Beowulf
Beowulf
Beowulf The story of Beowulf is one of courage, nobility, and heroism. Beowulf possesses each of these attributes both as a young prince and an elder king. These qualities allow him to become the honored king that he was, yet they also lead to his death. His actions are to be viewed as a precedent for young princes and future kings. Clearly every young prince inspires to earn enough respect to become king in their latter years. Beowulf first earns this respect when he sails to Herot to kill Gre
Reverend Dimmesdale
Reverend Dimmesdale
Reverend Dimmesdale Life is hard, but accepting that fact makes it easier. this common phrase has been proven true in many people's lives, but is also a harsh fact that Boston's Rev. Dimmesdale, a key character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's the Scarlet Letter, had to face. In this twisted story of deception and adultery set in the Puritan era, Hawthorne introduces Dimmesdale as a weak and cowardly man who refuses to take responsibility for his actions. Yet, he transitions to a person who accepts h
Red Badge of Courage
Red Badge of Courage
Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage is the story of a young man named Henry Fleming. The novel concerns only two days in his life and he is a boy when the novel begins, a man when the novel ends. He enlists in the 304th Regiment of New York Volounteers against his mother's wishes, and spends many boring months in training. He is sent into battle finally. The battle of Chancellorville is the agreed upon location where the book probably takes place. It is mentioned that he travels along
HEROES IMAGINATION OR EXISTENCE
HEROES IMAGINATION OR EXISTENCE
HEROES, IMAGINATION OR EXISTENCE? Heroes are a product of a society’s perception of someone to be praised and adored. The definition of a hero is dependent on that society’s beliefs, laws and taboos. There are heroes for all ages, and for both men and women. Heroes have had changing roles since man wrote his story, and all have been the embodiment of each society, each civilization’s ideals. The 1990's child sick with visions of hoop dreams, is largely affected by basketball superstar, Michael
How do Primary Source Documents Mirror the Ideals of a Society
How do Primary Source Documents Mirror the Ideals of a Society
How do Primary Source Documents Mirror the Ideals of a Society? The attitudes and beliefs of a particular time period are reflected in first hand documents, purposely and inadvertently through the biases and ideals of the authors of the pieces. The arrogant self-serving attitude of the first colony is reflected in Captain John Smith’s, “The General History of Virginia.” The Puritans holier-than-thou ideals are reflected in the essay by William Bradford, “Of Plymouth Plantation.” Finally the fea
Napoleon
Napoleon
Napoleon Napoleon was born on August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica, and was given the name Napoleone Buonaperte. He was the second of eight children of Carlo and Letizia Buonaperte, both of the Corsican-Italian gentry. Before Napoleone, no Buonaparte had ever been a professional soldier. His father Carlo, was a lawyer who had fought for Corsican independence, but after the French occupied the island in 1768, he served as a prosecutor and a judge and entered the French aristocracy as a count. Thr
Witches
Witches
Witches American history has few subjects as interesting as witchcraft, because it confronts us with many Ideas about women. It confronts us with fears about women, the place of women in society, and with women themselves. Also, it confronts us with violence against women and how the problems of society were often blamed on women. Even though some men were executed as during periods of witch hunting, witches were generally thought of as women and most who died in the name of witchcraft were wom
The Reign of Terror
The Reign of Terror
The Reign of Terror History is said to be written by the winners, but is it possible to rewrite history? In a way, the French, like many who have preceded them, and many who will proceed them have done the impossible, rewriting history. From trivial folklore, such as George Washington chopping down a cherry tree, to the incredibly wrong, the African slave trade; people's views of history can be shaped and molded. The French have done a superb job of instilling all of us with the concept that th
Important Presidential Elections
Important Presidential Elections
Important Presidential Elections Some of the most important presidential elections 1812 The election of 1812 consisted of a battle between James Madison, and De Witt Clinton. Madison had represented both Democratic and Republican beliefs, while Clinton was a Federalist. James Madison was born in Port Conway, Va., on March 16, 1751. A Princeton graduate, he joined the struggle for independence on his return to Virginia in 1771. He had been an active politician in the 1770s and 1780s. He was gre
Macbeth Character Changes
Macbeth Character Changes
Macbeth - Character Changes This dead butcher and his fiend like queen, is the way in which Malcolm describes Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Describe the way in which these two characters changed during the course of the play. At the beginning of the play Macbeth is seen as a courageous soldier who is loyal to the King but is corrupted from the witches prophecies and by his and Lady Macbeth’s ambition. This is because of the weakness of Macbeth’s character and the strong power of Lady Macbeth a
Buddha
Buddha
Buddha The word Buddha means enlightened one. It is used today as a title to the one who has given us more religious beliefs than almost any other human who lived in this world. However, he was not given this name at birth; he had to earn it for himself by undergoing long, hard hours of meditation and contemplation. Buddha has changed the lifestyles of many cultures with new, never-before asked questions that were explained by his search for salvation. He began an entirely new religion that d
One of the most significant writers of the romantic period in American
One of the most significant writers of the romantic period in American
One of the most significant writers of the romantic period in American literature was Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne wrote stories that opposed the ideas of Transcendentalism. Since he had ancestors of Puritan belief, Hawthorne wrote many stories about Puritan New England. His most famous story is the Scarlet Letter. This novel tells of the punishment of a woman, Hester Prynne, who committed adultery and gave birth to Pearl. A minister of Boston, Arthur Dimmesdale, had an affair with Hester whi
Being a Hero
Being a Hero
Being a Hero Thesis: Despite his accomplishments and the glory associated with his life, Aeneas only achieves the status of hero through divine intervention, and this god-given position causes him just as much grief as it does splendor. What is a hero? We would like to think that a hero is someone who has achieved some fantastic goal or status, or maybe someone who has accomplished a great task. Heroes find themselves in situations of great pressure and act with nobility and grace. Though the m
Shakespeare's Definition of a Ghost
Shakespeare's Definition of a Ghost
Shakespeare's Definition of a Ghost The American Heritage Dictionary, published in 1973, defines a ghost as, the spirit or shade of a dead person, supposed to haunt living persons or former habitats. Unfortunately, this simple definition does not explain where a ghost comes from or why it haunts. When used in the context of Shakespeare's Hamlet, this definition seems to suggest that the ghost who visits Hamlet truly is his dead father seeking revenge. To the modern reader, this straightforwar
The Puritan Society in N Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
The Puritan Society in N Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
The Puritan Society in N. Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter In the introductory sketch to Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel the The Scarlet Letter, the reader is informed that one of the author's ancestors persecuted the Quakers harshly. The latter's son was a high judge in the Salem witch trials, put into literary form in Arthur Miller's The Crucible (Judge Hathorne appears there). We learn that Hawthorne feels ashamed for their deeds, and that he sees his ancestors and the Puritan society as a w
Paradise Lost: Milton's Approach To Lust, Sex, and Violence
Paradise Lost: Milton's Approach To Lust, Sex, and Violence
Paradise Lost: Milton's Approach To Lust, Sex, and Violence There is no reason to apply modern theories to Milton if we do not care whether Milton remains alive. However, if we wish him to be more than a historical artifact, we must do more than just study him against the background of his time. We must reinterpret him in light of the germane thought of our own age. -James Driscoll The Unfolding God Of Jung and Milton Images and allusions to sex and death are intermingled throughout John Milton
Arthurian Romances
Arthurian Romances
Arthurian Romances The Middle Ages of Europe were governed by a system which is referred to as feudalist. The people of this system flow together well; society in these times require noble people to set the example for the younger. The ranks of the noble include counts, lords, knights, kings,queens,etc. These noblemen can be compared to as dueling politicians; they watch over their communities, keeping everything orderly, and they fend off any attackers trying to besiege land. The peace keeper
The Development of Desire
The Development of Desire
The Development of Desire The development of the male warrior, throughout literature, has a direct relationship with the development of western civilization. The attributes a warrior holds, fall respectively with the attributes that each society held as valuable. These characteristics, started by societies ideals, become the warrior’s only reasons for continuing their heroics. The ideals however do change with each warrior. At the beginning we have a warrior with one mission, which later the wa
The Picture Of Dorian Gray is yet another novel portraying evil The th
The Picture Of Dorian Gray is yet another novel portraying evil The th
The Picture Of Dorian Gray is yet another novel portraying evil. The theme is very much reflected by the book’s setting, plot structure and characterisation. It shows how individuals can slowly deteriorate because of the evil lying within themselves. The evil of this book is the evil created by one’s self and thrusted upon one’s self. The power of greed and selfishness take over Dorian Gray and create an ugly evil side to him. The mid eighteenth century was a very influential era, specially in
Chivalry was a system of ethical ideals developed among the knights of
Chivalry was a system of ethical ideals developed among the knights of
Chivalry was a system of ethical ideals developed among the knights of medieval Europe. Arising out of the feudalism of the period, it combined military virtues with those of Christianity, as epitomized by he Arthurian legend in England and the chansons de geste of medieval France. The word chivalry is derived from the French chevalier, meaning horseman or knight. Chivalry was the code of conduct by which knights were supposedly guided. In addition to military prowess and valor and loyalty to G
FaustChris Davidson
FaustChris Davidson
Faust Chris Davidson Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 10/22/96 Translated by Walter Kaufmann Period 2 Mrs. Hand A Faust This novel written originally by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and translated by Walter Kaufmann. There are 201 pages in this novel.. This book is a poem divided into two parts and has many adventures in it. The point of view is from the writer of the play, 3rd person narration. The theme of this novel is Don’t always take the easy way out of things because in the end you will pay for
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
Jon Smith Period 8 English 12 February 12, 1997 Intellegence It all started in the interesting city of New York. The smog ridden streets were filled with people. On a quiet little street corner, there was a small shop owned by Harvey Goldstein. Mr. Goldstein was a well-to-do merchant. He traded in all sorts of imports, and was generally a moral man. He did not buy goods from sweatshops nor did he ever cheat a customer. At 1:31 P.M. on May 15, 1996, he stepped out of his shop on the Upper East S
ENGLISH I 1613
ENGLISH I 1613
ENGLISH I . 1613 PAPER 7 KILLING FOR SPORT Killing for Sport by Joseph Wood Krutch is an opinionated work on the subject of hunting for sport. He uses rational appeals to press the point of the sportsman as having less to gain out of the killing than the liar, the thief, or the murderer. Joseph’s primary aim is to persuade the reader to his view on killing for sport. He uses the evaluation mode to reason out the logic behind his argument. The writer persuades the reader to the side of the ant
Light Dark
Light Dark
Light / Dark Outline Thesis : In Macbeth, Shakespeare uses light and dark to bring out the ideas of good and understanding, and to show his audience the evil and hiding that take place during the play I. Intoduction (Tom) A. Readers see schemes fail; lead to destruction B. Many themes 1. Motifs 2. Help tie play together; reinforce themes C. Thesis II. Light (Aaron) A. Good; Shakespere uses this motif through the play to show his audience that goodness associated with light. 1. Day/Sun a. day br
MACBETH
MACBETH
MACBETH Macbeth is presented as a mature man of definitely established character, successful in certain fields of activity and enjoying an enviable reputation. We must not conclude, there, that all his volitions and actions are predictable; Macbeth's character, like any other man's at a given moment, is what is being made out of potentialities plus environment, and no one, not even Macbeth himself, can know all his inordinate self- love whose actions are discovered to be-and no doubt have been
Once And Future King Analytical Paper
Once And Future King Analytical Paper
Once And Future King Analytical Paper Sir Lancelot’s intense desire to perform heroic deeds was brought on by his lack of confidence and insecurity. His childhood was spent in seclusion, training for a job desired only to escape the hellish life that his hideous face would otherwise hold in store for him. Lancelot’s adulthood was spent trying to overcompensate for this ugliness by performing Herculean feats and good deeds. And the twilight years of his life were spent in remorse for the bad thi
Beowulf
Beowulf
Beowulf The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is the most important work of Old English literature, and is well deserved of the distinction. The epic tells the story of a hero, a Scandinavian prince named Beowulf, who rids the Danes of the monster Grendel, a descendent of Cain, and of his exploits fighting Grendel’s mother and a Dragon. Throughout the epic, the Anglo-Saxon story teller uses many elements to build a certain depth to the characters. Just a few of the important character elements in Beowul
Plato Vs Nietzsche The Nature of Good
Plato Vs Nietzsche The Nature of Good
Plato Vs. Nietzsche: The Nature of Good Plato and Nietzsche have opposing views on the nature of good. Plato, as demonstrated in the The Cave and Apology, believes that Good is absolute. This means that he is of the opinion that there is one perfect version of Good for all people, whether they are rich or poor, powerful or weak. However, Nietzsche believes in the relative nature of good. He thinks that the meaning of good can be different for different groups of people, specifically the upp
Both Vergil and Ovid imbedded underlying meanings in their epics The A
Both Vergil and Ovid imbedded underlying meanings in their epics The A
Both Vergil and Ovid imbedded underlying meanings in their epics The Aeneid and Metamorphoses. In this paper I will focus on the underlying meaning in the Underworld scene in Vergil’s The Aeneid (lines 356 through 1199). I will also focus on three scenes in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Both epics contain a larger message about the importance of the Roman past for its present and future under Augustus. The story of Aeneas in the Underworld can be interpreted as a brilliant rendition of the story of Rom
Literature is meant to provide a perspective on life Phrases or quotes
Literature is meant to provide a perspective on life Phrases or quotes
Literature is meant to provide a perspective on life. Phrases or quotes found in works of literature may be used to help express one's own thoughts, to describe a particular situation, or even to apply the circumstances in another piece of literature. Readers often utilize literary quotes for this purpose, yet not every reader will interpret a given quote the same way. One example of a phrase which can have many different meanings is the biblical quote The sins of the father visit upon the chi
ENGLISH III AP Scarlett Letter
ENGLISH III AP Scarlett Letter
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + ENGLISH III AP: Scarlett Letter + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Scarlet Letter A Reading Log by Brandon Moeller English III AP Fisher-7 8/7/96 CHAPTER 1- The Prison-Door- I found this one page introductory chapter to be very dramatic as it explained the history of the colony by telling the history of the prison-door. From the looks of this chapter, this story will probably be dragged out as much as possible. At first I thought the way Nathaniel Haw
HOTSPUR Vs HARRY
HOTSPUR Vs HARRY
HOTSPUR Vs HARRY At the beginning of the play it seems that the chief rebel, Hotspur, is in dispute with the King but as the play progresses we find that the main contest is between Hotspur and Hal, the King's son. At first thought, Hotspur seems to be the easy winner, for all Hal does is spend his time with his friends gallivanting around, stealing and drinking. Hotspur, on the other hand, has returned from a battle in which he defeated the Scots led by Glendower. He has taken many prisoners i
MACBETH
MACBETH
MACBETH Macbeth is presented as a mature man of definitely established character, successful in certain fields of activity and enjoying a greedy reputation. We must not conclude, there, that all his violations and actions are predictable; Macbeth's character, like any other man's at a given moment, is what is being made out of likelihood plus environment, and no one, not even Macbeth himself, can know all his inordinate self-love whose actions are discovered to be-and no doubt have been for a l
Macbeth was a noble and highly respected figure in King Duncan's reign
Macbeth was a noble and highly respected figure in King Duncan's reign
Macbeth was a noble and highly respected figure in King Duncan's reign. He lived a brave and honest life, serving the King and his country against evil. The Tragedy of Macbeth occurred when the weird sisters met Macbeth for the first time. An evil mind took over Macbeth, and he was doomed to the witches prophesies until his death. Macbeth was a General of the King's army, and served the King with honor and dignity. After success in the battle against the Thane of Cawdor, which was Macbeth's fin
Uncontrolled ambition brings about the downfall of Macbeth and Lady Ma
Uncontrolled ambition brings about the downfall of Macbeth and Lady Ma
Uncontrolled ambition brings about the downfall of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The play Macbeth can give many different views of itself. The one that I mainly see is ambition. The ambitions that Macbeth has are not bad but the way that he wants to get them are. Lady Macbeth helps him along the way. At the start of the play when Macbeth and Banquo meet the 3 witches is when him ambitions are repeated to him: All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee thane of Glamis! All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee thane of
Macbeth is presented as a mature man enjoying an enviable reputation
Macbeth is presented as a mature man enjoying an enviable reputation
Macbeth is presented as a mature man enjoying an enviable reputation. throughout this Shakespearean play, however, Macbeth’s emotions change drastically. His abilities in battle are stupendous, yet his abilities as a husband and King are on the contrary. His overvaulting ambitions overcome his morality, and lead him to do “the evil deeds” that he commits during his reign. Macbeth’s prophecies begin with his encounter with the three evil women, the witches. They put the thought into his mind tha
Humanities 202
Humanities 202
Humanities 202 April 12, 1996 My Perception of William Shakespeare's Othello Othello, by William Shakespeare, is perhaps not as exciting as a ravishingly sexy poster of Laurence Fishburne and Irene Jacob. Yet, with its intoxicating mix of love, sexual passion and the deadly power of jealousy, Shakespeare has created an erotic thriller based on a human emotion that people are all familiar with. It all depends on how those people receive it. There is an extraordinary fusion of characters' with di
In the following critical essay one aspect of William Shakespeare's Ma
In the following critical essay one aspect of William Shakespeare's Ma
In the following critical essay, one aspect of William Shakespeare's Macbeth will be explored and be explained. This aspect is that of the three Weird Sisters. These three secret, black, and midnight hags (Mac. IV.i 47), hardly distinguishable as humans, serve a huge dramatic function in the play. Closely looking at Macbeth, one can distinguish the many functions that they serve in the play. The role of the three Weird Sisters in the play Macbeth is to generate imagery, mood, and atmosphere a
The Tempest An Imperialist Heaven or Hell
The Tempest An Imperialist Heaven or Hell
The Tempest. An Imperialist Heaven or Hell? Shakespeare lived and wrote in the Elizabethan age, a time when his society was branching out and making itself known throughout the world by colonizing other cultures. Great Britain was reaching for new heights of power. In the play Shakespeare questions the value of this new concept of British imperialism. The Tempest is called Shakespeare’s American play, because he calls into question England’s right to colonize other nations, much as American col
At the end of the play Malcolm refers to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as '
At the end of the play Malcolm refers to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as '
At the end of the play, Malcolm refers to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as: '...this dead butcher and his fiend-like queen...', consider the accuracy of Malcolm's judgment by reference to their speeches and actions throughout the play. (2,5 pages) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In Malcolm's eyes, the Macbeths are just tyrannical murderers who snatched the throne away from him and his father and reigned a rul
The Character and Nature of Molly Grue
The Character and Nature of Molly Grue
The Character and Nature of Molly Grue In the novel, The last Unicorn. we are introduced to a character named Molly Grue. Through chapters' five and six she goes through many changes. Molly goes from being an outwardly crude woman to a soft, kind-hearted lady. Molly is a caring person. She is faithful to the band of men. Molly is encouraging and hopeful. These three qualities of Molly Grue will be further discussed in the essay. These three qualities prove to be a great help in finishing the qu
The Downfall of Young Goodman Brown
The Downfall of Young Goodman Brown
The Downfall of Young Goodman Brown Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story that is thick with allegory. Young Goodman Brown is a moral story which is told through the perversion of a religious leader. In Young Goodman Brown, Goodman Brown is a Puritan minister who lets his excessive pride in himself interfere with his relations with the community after he meets with the devil, and causes him to live the life of an exile in his own community. Young Goodman Brown begins w
There's a divinity that shapes our ends rough hew them how we will T
There's a divinity that shapes our ends rough hew them how we will T
There's a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will. These words from Hamlet are echoed, even more pessimistically, in Shakespeare's later play, The Tragedy of King Lear where Gloucester says: Like flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport. In Lear, the characters are subjected to the various tragedies of life over and over again. An abundance of cyclic imagery in Lear shows that good people are abused and wronged regardless of their own noble de
February 28 1996
February 28 1996
February 28, 1996 E2-10 Vacation Project On His Having Arrived at the Age of Twenty-Three To Help You Understand 2. In the first eight lines the poet, John Milton, is talking about his character and how on the inside he still feels like a child. The character still wants to enjoy life as a kid and go around and have fun. He feels that he did not get enough time to enjoy his childhood and he plunged way too fast into manhood. John Milton also describes the phisical details of his character. He t
The history of the Soviet Union is complicated and fascinating In the
The history of the Soviet Union is complicated and fascinating In the
The history of the Soviet Union is complicated and fascinating. In the course of only seventy years this country has seen the development of the totally new system of state, economic growth, the growth of hopes for the brighter future, and then the sudden and expected by no one collapse of the whole system leading to chaos, wars, and confusion. One period is especially important in order to realize how did things finally started to change after the seventy years of blindly pursuing the dream
Napoleon was born on August 15 1769 in Ajaccio Corsica and was given t
Napoleon was born on August 15 1769 in Ajaccio Corsica and was given t
Napoleon was born on August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica, and was given the name Napoleone Buonaperte. He was the second of eight children of Carlo and Letizia Buonaperte, both of the Corsican-Italian gentry. Before Napoleone, no Buonaparte had ever been a professional soldier. His father Carlo, was a lawyer who had fought for Corsican independence, but after the French occupied the island in 1768, he served as a prosecutor and a judge and entered the French aristocracy as a count. Through his
American history has few subjects as interesting as witchcraft because
American history has few subjects as interesting as witchcraft because
American history has few subjects as interesting as witchcraft, because it confronts us with many Ideas about women. It confronts us with fears about women, the place of women in society, and with women themselves. Also, it confronts us with violence against women and how the problems of society were often blamed on women. Even though some men were executed as during periods of witch hunting, witches were generally thought of as women and most who died in the name of witchcraft were women. In t
History is said to be written by the winners but is it possible to rew
History is said to be written by the winners but is it possible to rew
History is said to be written by the winners, but is it possible to rewrite history? In a way, the French, like many who have preceded them, and many who will proceed them have done the impossible, rewriting history. From trivial folklore, such as George Washington chopping down a cherry tree, to the incredibly wrong, the African slave trade; people’s views of history can be shaped and molded. The French have done a superb job of instilling all of us with the concept that their Revolution was a
The Micmac VS The Iroquois
The Micmac VS The Iroquois
The Micmac V.S. The Iroquois Although the Micmac and the Iroquois Confederacy are both Aboriginal groups, they have many differences as well as similarities. One area of such, is their traditional justice systems. Their governments and laws are in some ways similar, but in many ways different. The Micmac reside in what is now Nova Scotia, eastern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and southern Gaspe. The territory was subdivided in to seven districts. Each of these districts contained family