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Contrast Essay: Romeo and Juliet
Contrast Essay: Romeo and Juliet
Contrast Essay: Romeo and Juliet Often times people say that William Shakespeare was and still is a legend. They are correct. It is amazing how Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet written centuries ago can be better than Franco Zefferelli's movie production of Romeo and Juliet, which had much better technology to work with only decades ago. Although the movie appeared better, it left out some major parts. The play had better mood and plot details which made it much more dramatic and by far a be
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury a collection of poignant vignettes abou
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury a collection of poignant vignettes abou
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, a collection of poignant vignettes about one summer in the life of 12-year old Douglas Spaulding, is a powerful mirror into childhood, growing up, and life in general. Bradbury, generally considered one of the Grand Masters of science fiction, did not in fact write science fiction. While his books and stories had some of the overtones of science fiction, their themes went much deeper than simple space opera or shoot-'em-up action. His books were often quite surre
Religion and Its Effect on Stephen Dedalus
Religion and Its Effect on Stephen Dedalus
Religion and Its Effect on Stephen Dedalus Religion is an important and recurring theme in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Through his experiences with religion, Stephen Dedalus both matures and progressively becomes more individualistic as he grows. Though reared in a Catholic school, several key events lead Stephen to throw off the yoke of conformity and choose his own life, the life of an artist. Religion is central to the life of Stephen Dedalus the child. He was rear
Evil can be defined as That which is the reverse of good physically o
Evil can be defined as That which is the reverse of good physically o
Evil can be defined as, That which is the reverse of good, physically or morally; whatever is censurable painful, disastrous, or undesirable. In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mistriss Hibbins can also be defined in those terms. She is believed to be evil by many of the characters. Henry Louis Mencken once said, It is a sin to believe evil of others, but is seldom a mistake. In this novel he was right, Mistriss Hibbins is evil. However, she is an important character
The Role of Prejudice In The Merchant of Venice
The Role of Prejudice In The Merchant of Venice
The Role of Prejudice In The Merchant of Venice This paper discusses the subject of prejudice in the William Shakespeare play, The Merchant of Venice. I. Introduction William Shakespeare's satirical comedy, The Merchant of Venice, believed to have been written in 1596 was an examination of hatred and greed.The premise deals with the antagonistic relationship between Shylock, a Jewish money-lender and Antonio, the Christian merchant, who is as generous as Shylock is greedy, particularly with his
Saint Joan's Tragic Flaw The Epilogue
Saint Joan's Tragic Flaw The Epilogue
Saint Joan's Tragic Flaw: The Epilogue Saint Joan is considered to be one of George Bernard Shaw's greatest works. In the play, Shaw avoids many problems identified by critics as prevalent in some of his other writing. Some have criticized Shaw, claiming that he tends to portray unrealistic archetypal characters, rather than well-rounded believable individuals. His plays have also been described as lacking action and being too didactic. In Saint Joan, Shaw reduced the intensity of these previou
Symbolism of the Letter A Throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet
Symbolism of the Letter A Throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet
Symbolism of the Letter A Throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter includes many profound and important symbols. This device of symbolism is portrayed well in the novel, especially through the scarlet letter A. The A is the best example because of the changes in the meaning throughout the novel. In the beginning of the novel, the scarlet letter A is viewed as a symbol of sin. The middle of the novel is a transition period, where the scar
Thomas Hardy's Tess Of The D'Urbervilles is a novel in which his prota
Thomas Hardy's Tess Of The D'Urbervilles is a novel in which his prota
Thomas Hardy's Tess Of The D'Urbervilles is a novel in which his protagonist and other characters are confronted by an almost endless array of moral and socially acceptable choices. Thomas Hardy makes the reader to take a critical look at the character's situation, the character's thought process and the impact of the character's decision making in the society in which they live. Thomas Hardy presents his reader with three major characters. They are the protagonist Tess Durbeyfield, Angel Clare
The casual reader of John Keats poetry would most certainly be impress
The casual reader of John Keats poetry would most certainly be impress
The casual reader of John KeatsÕ poetry would most certainly be impressed by the exquisite and abundant detail of itÕs verse, the perpetual freshness of itÕs phrase and the extraordinarily rich sensory images scattered throughout itÕs lines. But, without a deeper, more intense reading of his poems as mere parts of a larger whole, the reader may miss specific themes and ideals which are not as readily apparent as are the obvious stylistic hallmarks. Through KeatsÕ eyes, the world is a place full
The Scarlet Letter - Hesters Alienation
The Scarlet Letter - Hesters Alienation
The Scarlet Letter - Hester’s Alienation Throughout his book The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne is preoccupied with the relationship between the individual and society. Hester’s sin and subsequent condemnation alienate her. No where is this alienation more apparent than in Chapter 5, Hester at her Needle. Condemned by her sin of passion, Hester is separated from her community, not only physically, as she lives on the edge of the town, and socially, as she this chapter Hawthorne presents t
Mastering The Short Story
Mastering The Short Story
Mastering The Short Story Although I perceive Paul Darcy Boles to be an uppity, egotistic, and somewhat euphorically rambling old man from his style of writing, there is some beneficial information for someone wishing to create a commercially viable short story. However, I feel that creating a story with the goal of marketability is a grave mistake that ruins countless numbers of otherwise perfectly enjoyable works of literature. It is no surprise that this style of writing is being taught to t
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
Hemingway's In Our Time: Lost Generation
Hemingway's In Our Time: Lost Generation
Hemingway's In Our Time: Lost Generation The times, they are a changing, famous words spoken by Bob Dylan, a king of his generation. Lost generations, is an interesting phrase, but what kind of meaning should it hold? Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time is a true representation of a lost generation for the simple reason that all generations are eventually lost as time goes by. Hemingway focuses on a generation he knows a great deal about- his own. It becomes apparent throughout the novel tha
There is something about Charles Dickens' imaginative power that defie
There is something about Charles Dickens' imaginative power that defie
There is something about Charles Dickens' imaginative power that defies explanation in purely biographical terms. Nevertheless, his biography shows the source of that power and is the best place to begin to define it. The second child of John and Elizabeth Dickens, Charles was born on February 7, 1812, near Portsmouth on England's south coast. At that time John Dickens was stationed in Portsmouth as a clerk in the Navy Pay Office. The family was of lower-middle-class origins, John having come f
A Cappella Is That How You Spell It
A Cappella Is That How You Spell It
A Cappella? Is That How You Spell It? The phrase a cappella is among the most butchered and misunderstood musical terms. The predominant, and most correct spelling, is ... a cappella - two words, two p's, two l's. A Cappella, A Picky Definition Musicologists have fun debating the extent to which a cappella, 'in the style of the chapel,' can include instrumental accompaniment. Some argue that early sacred a cappella performances would sometimes include instruments that double a human voice
A Case of Needing Serious Revisions
A Case of Needing Serious Revisions
A Case of Needing Serious Revisions Michael Crichton has penned some of the most engaging, timely, and thoroughly accessible tales to be published in the last twenty-five years. What his novels lack in literary merit and distinctive style they make up for in crisp plotting and edge-of-your-seat suspense. From alien viruses to regenerated dinosaurs, from evil Japanese monoliths to the insidious maneuverings of the modern corporation, Crichton latches onto the scientific and political controversi
Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21st 1899 He was the son of Dr Clare
Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21st 1899 He was the son of Dr Clare
Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21st, 1899. He was the son of Dr. Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway. He grew up in a small town called Oak Park, Illinois. Hemingway was brought up in a somewhat conservative household by his parents who pushed the value of politeness and religion. It wasn't until he began English classes in school that his writing talent began to shine. After he graduated from high school Hemingway turned his back on university and he decided to move to Kansas City. It
It is suggested that in modern literature the true element of tragedy
It is suggested that in modern literature the true element of tragedy
It is suggested that in modern literature, the true element of tragedy is not captured because the protagonist is often of the same social status as the audience, and therefor, his downfall is not tragic. This opinion, I find, takes little consideration of the times in which we live. Indeed, most modern plays and literature are not about monarchs and the main character is often equal to the common person; this, however, does not mean the plot is any less miserable nor the outcome any less wretc
A Comparison of the Medieval and Renaissance Eras
A Comparison of the Medieval and Renaissance Eras
A Comparison of the Medieval and Renaissance Eras It is amazing how significantly various aspects of society can and will change over a prolonged period of time. Between the time periods of the Medieval era and the Renaissance, one can note numerous significant changes, mainly those pertaining to art and religion. In general, ideals and subjects during the Renaissance became more secular. In Medieval times, people seemed to focus mainly on the church, God, and the afterlife; whereas during the
If The Sun Also Rises was one of the best books I have ever read then
If The Sun Also Rises was one of the best books I have ever read then
[If The Sun Also Rises was one of the best books I have ever read, then A Farewell to Arms is Truth. I simply cannot believe that these books existed so long without my knowledge of how grand they are. I consider myself to read constantly, more than almost anyone I know, literature and simple, and here in less than a month I read two books that are undoubtedly among the best I have encountered. How many other good books exist that I have yet to read? Am I really a reader? Will I ever finish the
As the turn of the millennium approaches the human race will continue
As the turn of the millennium approaches the human race will continue
As the turn of the millennium approaches, the human race will continue to develop new technology and new ways of thinking. It is always enjoyable to take a visual journey back in time, to view what was considered advanced and what thoughts of future times represented. A time capsule stored with precious documents and possessions from a past era can serve as a visual and material presentation of what past times were like, and put in prospective the accomplishments that have changed human lifesty
The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poe
The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poe
The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poems, with respect to history is constituted here. This is seen through the influential works of John Keats and Alexander Pope. These works are acknowledged as, The Rape of Lock and The Eve of St. Agnes. Alexander Pope takes his readers on a hatred filled epic. A robust piece of literature and love induced psychoses in, The Rape of Lock. On the other hand, The Eve of St. Agnes told a tale of life, love, death, and etern
Alfred Hitchcock 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art film-making with great audience popularity. Throughout his career he gave his audiences more pleasure than could be asked for. The consistency of quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films earned him the reputation of being the master of suspense, and after viewing two of his
All Things are Relative
All Things are Relative
All Things are Relative The dictionary defines civilized as advanced in social customs, art, and science. The keyword here is social customs. A persons idea of what is civilized is relative to his culture. Through out the history of man, one can see many changes in customs, and customs is what defines our idea of what is civilized. The word civilized is one of the most relative concepts. Time and distance are what have shaped our customs for thousands of years. If we look back throughout hist
British Literature Essay
British Literature Essay
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 society’s 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 to the twentieth century writings of
Analysis of _The Age of Anxiety_ by WH Auden
Analysis of _The Age of Anxiety_ by WH Auden
Analysis of _The Age of Anxiety_ by W.H. Auden The themes and ideas in Auden's _The Age of Anxiety_ reflect his belief that man's quest for self actualization is in vain. I. Auden's background A. As a 1930's poet 1. Views of Society 2. Diagnosis of the industrial society B. Major conflicts of his works II. _The Age of Anxiety_ overview A. As a quest poem 1. Characters' search for self-actualization 2. Characters' inevitable failure in the quest B. Characters' views on the general situation 1. T
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith were what I would consider Immigrant authors. Eve
The word mortician brings what images to mind The career of a
The word mortician brings what images to mind The career of a
The word mortician brings what images to mind? The career of a mortician is surprisingly different than it is portraied in movies and books. Being a mortician is a very rewarding job both personal as well as psychological to those with the temperament, training and discipline required to do the job properly. In this paper I'll be reporting the requirements to become a mortician, also called funeral director or undertaker, the duties the job requires of you, and the outlook of this career in the
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbecks 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. T
For most people boarding schools conjure up thoughts of young men in n
For most people boarding schools conjure up thoughts of young men in n
For most people boarding schools conjure up thoughts of young men in navy blue blazers with white shirts and a tie going to a beautiful school with ivy covered walls and the game of polo being played in the distance. Oh, and don’t forget thoughts of parents with fat wallets and a family trust fund. This is what Gordon Vink, the director of admissions at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, calls the “Holden Caufield-Catcher in the Rye syndrome”(Parker 111), a book about the troubles a boy faces
Bungee Jumping
Bungee Jumping
Bungee Jumping Bungee jumping is a sport that has dramatically evolved over the past couple decades. Bungee jumping has evolved into a sport of art and thrill. As a tribal tradition, the ritual was soon incorporated with a bungee cord. Bungee jumping spread rapidly throughout the world, ever-growing in popularity. Detailed designs and engineering have helped to take bungee jumping to all new limits. An array of prices depicts a variety of heights, harnesses, and locations of sites. Bungee jumpi
M Harrington 1
M Harrington 1
M. Harrington 1 The image of a child hero or “trickster” is seen in many cultures. This kind of role can tell a lot about how a culture acts and reacts to things. The idea of the child hero in stories written and told before the birth of Christ probably reflect the peoples beliefs that the child is the future, and therefore carries some sort of power or gift. For stories that were written after the birth of Christ, the child could reflect the idea stated above, or it could also be the peoples b
Josh Van Coppenolle
Josh Van Coppenolle
Josh Van Coppenolle EDU 301 Social Studies Methods Mary Iandoli Classroom Observation Date: 9-30-96 Kindergarten teacher: Mrs. Debolt First grade teacher: Mrs. Casteluzo Location: Penn Yan Elementary Carrie and I were going to observe a kindergarten classroom social studies class that combined their lesson with a first grade class. We were scheduled to arrive at 2 PM. When I arrived at 1:50 PM, Carrie was waiting outside the school and informed me that she had already gone in and was told that
The painting that I chose to compare to the novel Metamorphosis by Fra
The painting that I chose to compare to the novel Metamorphosis by Fra
The painting that I chose to compare to the novel Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, was painted in 1937 by Salvatore Dali. Dali is an established Surrealist painter, who, like Kafka, explored his own psyche and dreams in his work. Dali invented a process, called the paranoiac critical method, which is used in this painting, to assist his creative process. As Dali described it, his aim in painting was to materialize the images of concrete irrationality with the most imperialistic fury of precisi
Conflicting Desires within a Doctrine
Conflicting Desires within a Doctrine
Conflicting Desires within a Doctrine In the story, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, written by James Joyce, the main character Stephen Dedalus has many encounters with women. Women and sexuality are major influences on Stephen’s adolescent life. Another major factor that has an influence on Stephen’s life is the Church. Women and sexuality conflict with the Church and its beliefs, and that is one of Stephen’s major problems thus far. Stephen is having a very big identity crisis, from b
Lee Brown
Lee Brown
Lee Brown Tina Winings Acc. Lit. & Comp. Sept. 25, 1997   Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of it all. Let him not love the earth to deeply. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing, nor give to much of his heart to a mountain or a valley. For fear will rob him of all if he lives too much. Yes cry, cry, the beloved country Cry The Beloved Country by Alan Paton. Cry The Beloved Country was a magnificent work of art and my words alon
Token Entry
Token Entry
Token Entry January 28, 1997 Eng 243 -06 Writing Assignment #1 Death of the Author The title to the story The Death of an Author, by Roland Barthes, suggests this story may be a fictional novel about the story of an author's death. Perhaps one might pick it up, and skim the foreword in hopes that beneath the cover of this book there would be a mystery, a story of detectives, eye-witnesses, clues, and a puzzle for the reader to solve. Before I read this story, the title The Death of an Auth
Definition Essay
Definition Essay
Definition Essay Education what is it? It is defined as: 1. The act or process of educating or being educated. 2. The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process. 3. A program of instruction of a specified kind or level. 4. The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning, according to the American Heritage dictionary. Its etymology comes from the Latin word educatio which means to bring up1 But what does that tell us. It says to me that educa
Disjunction vs Communion in Raymond Carvers Short Stories
Disjunction vs Communion in Raymond Carvers 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;
Diversity is an attribute that is seen among people situations and cul
Diversity is an attribute that is seen among people situations and cul
Diversity is an attribute that is seen among people, situations and cultures. Everyone has encountered different situations at one time or more during their lives that has either been pleasant or upsetting. Certain novels written in the 1950's to the present show signs of multiformity very clearly. In regards to culture, people are placed in unusual situations where their diversity is shown. Throughout the novella, Good-bye, Columbus, written by Philip Roth, conflicts are seen as far as socia
John S Ward
John S Ward
John S. Ward Dr. Larry Brunner English Composition II November 2, 1994 Dying Young A. E. Housman's To an Athlete Dying Young, also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of To an Athlete Dying Young provides the reader with an unders
Edna
Edna
Edna This is a look at The Awakening by Kate Chopin. When you first look at the life of Edna you think there is not much to discuss. Edna is a married woman who at first seems vaguely satisfied with her life--she grew fond of her husband, realizing with some unaccountable satisfaction that no trace of passion or excessive and fictitious warmth colored her affection, thereby threatening its dissolution. (Chopin, 558). Edna doesn't know what she wants from life. It is evident from the way she
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson made a large influence on poetry, she is known as one of America’s most famous poets. With close to two thousand different poems and one thousand of her letters to her friends that survived her death Emily Dickinson showed that she was a truly dedicated writer. Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10,1830 to a prominent family, her father Edward Dickinson was both a lawyer and the Treasurer of Amherst College. Emily’s mother was Emily No
Essay on Mystery
Essay on Mystery
Essay on Mystery The classic mystery story contains many key parts, and some of these are present in my novel, while some are not. I think the major and most important similarity between mine and that of a classic is the fact that they both deal with murder. Homicide. Assassinations. The ole' bump-off. Killing. Manslaughter. Anyway you look at it, both my novel and most novels from the Hounds of Baskerville to Murder on the Orient Express. My novel deals with this murder in a more dramatic sens
Essay on Romanticism in Frankenstein
Essay on Romanticism in Frankenstein
Essay on Romanticism in Frankenstein All literature is influenced by the time period in which it was written; whether it be war, poverty, or any other social trends. People tend to write commentaries of political events, or just describe the time period. Whether it is intentional or subconscious, an author can not help to include some aspects of the time period in which they are in. The Romantic Period had a tremendous influence on Marry Shelly’s writing of the novel, Frankenstein. The Industri
Eudora Weltys writing style and us of theme and setting aided her in b
Eudora Weltys writing style and us of theme and setting aided her in b
Eudora Welty’s writing style and us of theme and setting aided her in becoming one of the greatest writers of all time. Welty credits her family for her success. Without the love and belief my family gave me, I could not have become a writer to begin with (Welty, IX). Eudora Welty’s writings are light-hearted and realistic. Her stories explore common everyday life. Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, on April 13, 1909. She was an observant child. She was fascinated by sounds and si
There are many factors that may change your decision on choosing a pla
There are many factors that may change your decision on choosing a pla
There are many factors that may change your decision on choosing a place to dine. Some people dine out almost every night, and some people may dine out only once every month or so. People treat eating out differently than others. It all depends on the type of the mood, or the time the individual may have. There are many types of eating establishments that cater to the different types of occasions, from the more elite, to the brief luncheon, and to the fast outing. For some people eating out is
Grunge Literature
Grunge Literature
Grunge Literature Sources: The River Ophelia - Justine Ettler Marilyn's Almost Terminal New York Adventure - Justine Ettler Less Than Zero - Brett Easton Ellis American Psycho - Brett Easton Ellis What quality in a novel is it which prompts it to be labelled as grunge literature? And why do so many authors of books which fall into this genre object so strenuously to the label? Grunge is the literature and fiction of young people living in inner cities around the world, it is not a new genre a
HENRY THE FOURTH ESSAY
HENRY THE FOURTH ESSAY
HENRY THE FOURTH ESSAY In the play “Henry the fourth” written by William Shakespeare is triumphant and denial. There is a prince named Hal that does not act like a prince that you think a prince would and fat man named Falstaff that is his friend. In this play we see that the prince changes when his father and his country need him from a hooligan of a prince to a prince that is tough and noble. I will show in steps how prince Hal turns from “Pal Hal” to “Sweet hope”. In the starting of the play
Heraldry In Midevil Times
Heraldry In Midevil Times
Heraldry In Midevil Times Heraldry played a very dramatic role in midevil history. Heraldic arms signified and defined your families stature in the community and country. It was a symbol of family pride that could not be argued and gave the bearer a link to his ancestral family. It was also necessary in the often violent and war filled midevil era. Coats of arms were used as identification in war and travel. This made it easier to distinguish between friend or foe. The arms also serve as a subt