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As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying is a novel about how the conflicting agendas within a family tear it apart. Every member of the family is to a degree responsible for what goes wrong, but none more than Anse. Anse's laziness and selfishness are the underlying factors to every disaster in the book. As the critic Andre Bleikasten agrees, there is scarcely a character in Faulkner so loaded with faults and vices (84). At twenty-two Anse becomes sick from working in the sun after w
James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of com
James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of com
James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of complex themes developed through frequent allusions to classical mythology. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus serves as a structuring element in the novel, uniting the central themes of individual rebellion and discovery, producing a work of literature that illuminates the motivations of an artist, and the development of his individual philosophy. James Joyce chose the name Stephen Dedalus to link his hero with the mythical Greek
An Ordinary Outlook
An Ordinary Outlook
An Ordinary Outlook The movie Ordinary People directed by Robert Redford is a very real life movie set in the suburbs of Illinois in the late 1970’s. The movie begins early December and ends what seems to me like the following spring. I think the significance of the seasons is that December, representing a dreary lifeless mood, at least for the northwest region, symbolizes death. During this time, Conrad experiences many confrontations with this matter. He has recently witnessed the death of hi
Creons Character in Antigone
Creons Character in Antigone
Creon’s Character in Antigone: IX Humanities 1/23/03 In Sophecles’ Antigone, Creon is not a good person; in fact, he is a stubborn, selfish ruler. Creon rarely listens to an opinion other than his own. He also turns his back on his own niece, Antigone, because she breaks an unfair law by burying her brother’s body. Throughout the play, Creon ignores his son’s pleas to spare his fiancé, Antigone, from execution. Creon rarely listens to another opinion other than his own. When the blind prophet Ti
I am a man More sinned against than sinning
I am a man More sinned against than sinning
“I am a man. More sinned against than sinning” These words of Lear point out his self-obsessed pity. His “Oh woe is me!” attitude reveals that he considers himself a victim of cruel circumstances, pitted alone against fate. He suffers at the hands of merciless gods, whose retribution is unjust. His most beloved daughter, Cordelia, has (so he thinks) turned against him and his malicious, hateful daughters, Goneril and Regan, have tossed him out into the violent storm where he is at the mercy of
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A Point on Flannery O'Connor
A Point on Flannery O'Connor
A Point on Flannery O'Connor Throughout her stories, Everything that Rises Must Converge, A Good Man is Hard to Find, and Revelation, Flannery O'connor presents a bleak view of human nature, and salvation. The inability of humans to do good and succeed is obvious in all three stories. While there are numerous references to the watchful eye of God, He always remains out of reach. The farther one stretches to meet Him, to succeed, the farther He moves away. Some even call her works grotesq
Sophocles the author of Antigone brilliantly revealed his character Cr
Sophocles the author of Antigone brilliantly revealed his character Cr
Sophocles, the author of Antigone, brilliantly revealed his character, Creon, through the words of the Kings own son. Haemon exposes Creon to be a man who possesses undesirable qualities such as egotism and blindness of the fact that he is actually an “empty” character (166). Creon proves to be a man who is narrow-minded, self involved, and “assumes that the world is wrong and he is right”(166). Creon demonstrates his steadfast characteristic from early points in the play all the way to the con
The Death of Socrates
The Death of Socrates
The Death of Socrates Socrates shows much philosophical stamina as he, immediately upon awakening at the break of dawn, engages in a philosophically rich conversation with his friend Crito. Crito has come to Socrates' prison chamber to beg Socrates to accept a plan of escape. Assuring Socrates that no harm would come to him or anyone else involved in the escape, Crito argues that Socrates would actually be doing wrong by not escaping. The argument employed by Crito is four-fold: 1. Socrates is
The Downfall of Macbeth
The Downfall of Macbeth
The Downfall of Macbeth Is everyone defeated or brought down from power at some time? Often, in a tragedy or drama, the main hero experiences a downfall. However, just as the downfall of a tragic hero varies, so do the causes of this downfall. Throughout the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, many factors contributed to the downfall of Macbeth such as fate, errors in his judgment, and the main factor being flaws in his character. Among the causes of Macbeth’s fall from power and grace, fate
A Rose For Emily
A Rose For Emily
A Rose For Emily William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily tells a story of a young woman who is violated by her father’s strict mentality. After being the only man in her life Emily’s father dies and she finds it hard to let go. Like her father Emily possesses a stubborn outlook towards life, and she refused to change. While having this attitude about life Emily practically secluded herself from society for the remainder of her life. She was alone for the very first time and her reaction to thi
Achilles
Achilles
Achilles English: Greek: Achilles Respect for Authority April 21, 1998 Respect for authority plays an important role in The Iliad. Achilles is a major character in it whose views on authority change throughout the book. In Book One, he seems to have no respect for King Agamemnon. Achilles questions his judgment as well as rebelling against his authority. This is shown best when Achilles says, What a worthless, burnt-out coward I'd be called if I would submit to you and all your orders. (Pg. 87 l
Adam Smith
Adam Smith
Adam Smith Adam Smith, a brilliant eighteenth-century Scottish political economist, had the advantage of judging the significance ol colonies by a rigorous examination based on the colonial experience of 300 years. His overview has a built-in bias: he strongly disapproved of excessive regulation of colonial trade by parent countries. But his analysis is rich with insight and remarkably dispassionate in its argument. Adam Smith recognized that the discovery of the New World not only brought weal
The role of the king in the time of Greek tragedies was simultaneously
The role of the king in the time of Greek tragedies was simultaneously
The role of the king in the time of Greek tragedies was simultaneously desired and dreaded because of the king’s responsibility to the people and because of the effects of the position on the king’s character. Creon reveals such ambivalent thoughts towards the kingship in his speech defending himself from Oedipus’s conspiracy accusation in Oedipus the King; these ambivalent thoughts reveal much about the nature of the kingship, especially in conjunction with Creon’s later actions in Antigone. I
Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of t
Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of t
Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of their choosing into their reader. This is often a philosophy derived at from their own personal experiences. John Steinbeck is no exception to this. When traveling through his native Californian in the mid-1930s, Steinbeck witnessed people living in appalling conditions of extreme poverty due to the Great Depression and the agricultural disaster known as the Dust Bowl. He noticed that these people received no aid whatsoever fr
Many people commit actions that are unfavorable to society Society in
Many people commit actions that are unfavorable to society Society in
Many people commit actions that are unfavorable to society. Society, in turn, usually scorns these delinquents wishing that they would be expunged from all civilization. Morrison’s Sula, for example, shows how happy people get when a wicked person has left society. It says, “The death of Sula Peace was the best news folks up at the Bottom had…”(Morrison p. 141) Yet, can we live in a world without thieves, cheaters, and liars? If there were no wrongdoers, how would we know what is good or bad? H
The Mayor of Casterbridge
The Mayor of Casterbridge
The Mayor of Casterbridge Through Henchard’s life he has risen to become respected by all, but fallen to die alone. Henchard has several character flaws that contributed to the break down of every relationship he had. At the beginning of the novel it is his temper that starts the whole story off. When he takes up drinking again it just speeds up the downward spiral he is on. He is an embarrassment to himself and all that know him. Henchard’s downfall has been triggered by his own flaw of charact
Portrait of a Lady
Portrait of a Lady
Portrait of a Lady Within Henry James’, Portrait of a Lady, it could be said that certain characters play a role in the eventual downfall and demise of Isabel Archer. However it would seem that these characters are to a lesser degree to blame than Isabel herself. Isabel Archer on arriving in Europe is an innocent, naïve yet confident young American. It is her inherent qualities, dreams and desires that create the foundation on which her demise is built. It is through self-assured eyes that she i
The Grapes of Wrath a novel by John Steinbeck exposes the desperate co
The Grapes of Wrath a novel by John Steinbeck exposes the desperate co
The Grapes of Wrath, a novel by John Steinbeck, exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930's live under. The novel tells of the Joad family's migration west to California through the great economic depression of the 1930's. The tries and tribulations of the Joad family stretches to a greater concern for the family of man than for a selfish concern of themselves. The Joad family begins their westward journey in Oklahoma, a place where many
Since the beginning of time human beings have repeatedly failed to sta
Since the beginning of time human beings have repeatedly failed to sta
Since the beginning of time, human beings have repeatedly failed to stay with in reasonable limits of what they can achieve. According to Cunningham and Reich, in the Early and Classical Greek Era people who didn't stay within the limits of sensible expectations for themselves were guilty of hubris, or the sin of excessive pride(#76). Three such men that possessed this hamartia (fatal flaw) were Achilles, Croesus and Oedipus. Also, all three were fortunate enough to achieve the self-knowledge n
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone Antigone It takes a lot of courage to stand up and defend an action or idea that is forbidden by society. This is what Antigone does in Sophocles' story Antigone. She clearly disobeys King Creon's order that no person should bury Antigone's brother, Polynices, which is punishable by penalty of death. In this case, though, is Antigone's decision the correct one? Her actions affect many of her other countrymen negatively; they cause problems within the royal family, disagreement among the
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Animal Farm Eric Blair- Blair was born in Bengal in 1903, educated at Eton, and after working for the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, returned to Europe and started writing novels and essays for a living under his pen name George Orwell. He was a political writer of his time, and usually wrote from his intense feelings and fierce hates. He hated government having complete control, and served in the Loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War. He contradicted himself in many ways. He was a social