Iron Is More

Ballad of Birmingham
Ballad of Birmingham
Ballad of Birmingham In the poem Ballad of Birmingham, by Dudley Randall, written in 1969, Mr. Randall uses of irony to describes the events of the mothers decision, and also her concern for the welfare of her darling little child. It seems odd that this child would even know what a freedom march is, but this would be considered normal back in the early 1960's, when Mr. Martin Luther King Jr. had rallies and freedom marches to free the African American people from discrimination and segregation
Black and White
Black and White
Black and White Following the Civil War, just prior to the turn of the century, many American novelist were writing more freely of the previous slave culture. Two of these writers being Mark Twain and Charles Chesnutt. Mark Twain was a popular “white” author by this time. Charles Chesnutt, the son of free blacks, decided to pursue a dream of becoming an author in order to remove the spirit of racism. By studying these authors in particular, the views of a white raised in the slave holding south
Forrest Gump by Winston Groom Analysis
Forrest Gump by Winston Groom Analysis
Forrest Gump by Winston Groom: Analysis 1. Forrest Gump is a novel about a mentally challenged man who overcomes his handicap and explores the world in an adventurous way. Gump has no direction in life; he just spends each day discovering more and more about the world, without any plan or schedule to guide him. ...I am tole they is lettin me out of the Army early. It don't take but a day or so, and then I am gone...Now I got to decide what to do. This proves how Gump goes from one adventure t
The Red Badge of Courage
The Red Badge of Courage
The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage is now universally recognized as a masterpiece, although when it first appeared in book form in 1896 (two months later in England than in the United States) it provoked mixed reactions. The English critics, in fact, brought it to the attention of the American public, which had generally ignored it. Those early readers who approved saw in it a true and complete picture of war, a book which thrusts aside romantic machinery in favor of dramatic
Punk Profile
Punk Profile
Punk Profile As a kid around the age of 15, I was lost and confused. I knew that I didn't have it all together, and everywhere I looked people acted as if they did. My thoughts and ideas would change day to day as I talked to one person and then the next. I needed a concrete feeling. I tried going to church and finding a release through God, but I was unable to believe. I tried looking at all my friends, but they were all naive, so I turned to music. Music has become my religion, it clearly def
Convicting Raskolnikov Dostoevsky's views on Criminal Justice
Convicting Raskolnikov Dostoevsky's views on Criminal Justice
Convicting Raskolnikov Dostoevsky's views on Criminal Justice At the close of Crime and Punishment, Raskolinkov is convicted of Murder and sentenced to seven years in Siberian prison. Yet even before the character was conceived, Fyodor Dostoevsky had already convicted Raskolinkov in his mind (Frank, Dostoevsky 101). Crime and Punishment is the final chapter in Dostoevsky's journey toward understanding the forces that drive man to sin, suffering, and grace. Using ideas developed in Notes from Un
Macbeth
Macbeth
Macbeth Macbeth is the epitome of what the literary world regards a tragic hero. His admirable qualities are supplanted with greed and hate when he is duped by the three witches. Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches. Yes, it is the first scene from William Shakespeare's Macbeth, a tragic tale of one man's quest for power and his ultimate defeat. The story revolves around our tragic hero, Macbeth, and how an admirable and noble man, so established in society, can fall so greatly. Through
Langston HughesLangston Hughes was born on February 1 1902 in Joplin M
Langston HughesLangston Hughes was born on February 1 1902 in Joplin M
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His father was James Nathaniel and his mother was Carrie Mercer Langston Hughes. His grandfather was Charles Langston, an Ohio abolitionist. As a young boy he lived in Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Lawrence, Kansas, Mexico City, Topeka, Kansas, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Kansas City, Kansas. In 1914 his parents divorced and he, his mother, and his stepfather moved to Lincoln, Illinois. In high school bac
Kurt Vonnegut A Canary in a Coal Mine
Kurt Vonnegut A Canary in a Coal Mine
Kurt Vonnegut: A Canary in a Coal Mine Kurt Vonnegut Served as a sensitive cell in the organism of American Society during the 1960's. His work alerted the public about the absurdity of modern warfare and an increasingly mechanized and impersonal society in which humans were essentially worthless and degenerated. The satirical tone and sardonic humor allowed people to read his works and laugh at their own misfortune. Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, where he was reared.
Computer Generated Evidence In Court
Computer Generated Evidence In Court
Computer Generated Evidence In Court Introduction We are living in what is usually described as an 'information society' and as the business community makes ever greater use of computers the courts are going to find that increasingly the disputes before them turn on evidence which has at some stage passed through or been processed by a computer. In order to keep in step with this practice it is vital that the courts are able to take account of such evidence. As the Criminal Law Revision Committe
Dangerous Driving and The Effects on Youth
Dangerous Driving and The Effects on Youth
Dangerous Driving and The Effects on Youth In today's society, dangerous driving is criminal and is also considered to be deviant. There are different levels of dangerous driving, all of which have different meaning to different people, some are considered part of the social norm and others are considered to be deviant. Speeding for example is considered to be a norm of society. Everyone speeds and this is not considered a problem which needs societies immediate attention, however there is a lin
The Paradox of Community
The Paradox of Community
The Paradox of Community “One can see that insiders are caught in the paradox of community: The same cultural vocabulary that undermines community is simultaneously that community's idiom of self-affirmation” (Greenhouse, et al. 175). In Law and Community, David M. Engel explores how ordinary people in a small, rural, Illinois town perceive the law, courts, litigants, and community. By analyzing the legal practices and relations in Sander County, it is evident that law and the courts play a cent
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment By: Omer Kassam Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Thesis two: Concretely and in practice, compelling arguments against capital punishment can be made on the basis of its actual administration in our society. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal s
The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist China
The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist China
The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist China Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms; there were mass Red Guard demonstrations in Tianamen Square in support of Mao Zedong, pictures of Mao were put up in every conceivable location from restaurants to the wallpaper in nurseries, and pamphlets and books of Mao's teachings were distributed to every Chinese citizen. One of these propaganda publications Quotations from Chairman Mao which later became known as
Hamlet - Appearance vs Reality
Hamlet - Appearance vs Reality
Hamlet - Appearance vs. Reality Hamlet one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, where the young prince of Denmark must uncover the truth about his fathers death. Hamlet a play that tells the story of a young prince who's father recently died. Hamlets uncle Claudius marries his mother the queen and takes the throne. As the play is told Hamlet finds out his father was murdered by the recently crowned king. The theme that remains constant throughout the play is appearance versus reality. Things within
Book SummaryContents
Book SummaryContents
Book Summary/Contents Andrew Jackson, in the author’s words, was mild, polite, polished, benevolent, and democratic. It would not be in anyone’s favor to question the validity of the his words, but to understand them with unrestrained faith in those words will help to insure complete insight into the book. Moreover, this book stresses the immortal fact that Jackson’s private life had as much irony and agony as his political/outside life did. With those factors understood, Jackson’s life and t
Thesis Statement
Thesis Statement
Thesis Statement In the novella Billy Budd, Melville uses ordinary people of his day to highlight the social injustices of the time. Melville and the Social Injustices of His Day Herman Melville was a common man. He never went to college, and he never had the things that most writers of his day had; for in that time, writing alone was not normally enough to sustain you. While his contemporaries were lawyers, doctors, clerks, businessmen, politicians, and other white-collar workers, Melville lea
The purpose of this paper is to analyze social security so as
The purpose of this paper is to analyze social security so as
The purpose of this paper is to analyze social security so as to show the reader what makes it beneficial to us today. . Throughout my life the words social and security have meant little more to me than the representation of a small blue card in my wallet, a consistent and increasingly significant deduction of funds from my weekly pay-check, and a vague academically-instilled recollection of the potential for long-term future benefit. In fact, it was not until I researched pertinent material f
Eliot's Views of Sexuality as revealed in the behavior of Prufrock and
Eliot's Views of Sexuality as revealed in the behavior of Prufrock and
Eliot's Views of Sexuality as revealed in the behavior of Prufrock and Sweeney. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock tells the story of a single character, a timid, middle-aged man. Prufrock is talking or thinking to himself. The epigraph, a dramatic speech taken from Dante's Inferno, provides a key to Prufrock's nature. Like Dante's character Prufrock is in hell, in this case a hell of his own feelings. He is both the you and I of line one, pacing the city's grimy streets on his lonely
Essay interpreting One Art by Elizabeth Bishop
Essay interpreting One Art by Elizabeth Bishop
Essay interpreting One Art by Elizabeth Bishop In One Art by Elizabeth Bishop, the speaker's attitude in the last stanza relates to the other stanzas in verse form and language. The speaker uses these devices to convey her attitude about losing objects. The verse form in One Art is villanelle. The poem has tercet stanzas until the last, which is four lines. In the first three stanzas, the poem is told in second person. Lose something every day. seems to command one to practice the art o
The root of all evil is money Because this phrase has been repeated so
The root of all evil is money Because this phrase has been repeated so
“The root of all evil is money.” Because this phrase has been repeated so many times throughout history, one can fail to realize the truth in this timeless statement. Whether applied to the corrupt clergy of Geoffrey Chaucer’s time, selling indulgences, or the corrupt televangelists of today, auctioning off salvation to those who can afford it, this truth never seems to lose its validity. In Chaucer’s famous work The Canterbury Tales, he points out many inherent flaws of human nature, all of wh
Hucks Struggle Between Morals
Hucks Struggle Between Morals
Huck’s Struggle Between Morals In the novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, the protagonist, Huck, undergoes a series of developmental changes in his character. He is often torn between the ideas of society and those of his friends. This can all be very confusing for a boy who is about 14 years old. Huck also has a drunken pap who doesn’t care at all for him. Huck is then forced to live with Widow Douglas and Miss Watson. Throughout the story we see Huck represent the morals
Isnt it Ironic
Isnt it Ironic
Isn=t it Ironic? Although I am generally content with my meager day-to-day existence, there are a few days when I feel that I might as well have not been born. These are the days when I feel like asking the world Why is this happening to me? These are the same days Alanis Morissette denounces in her aptly named song Ironic However, despite the verbal lyrics, there is an overall message that is quite the opposite. Alanis is quite good at setting the mood of her chart-rocking songs and Iron
Much irony The first irony detected is in the way that Louise
Much irony The first irony detected is in the way that Louise
much irony. The first irony detected is in the way that Louise reacts to the news of the death of her husband, Brently Mallard. Before Louise's reaction is revealed, Chopin alludes to how the widow feels by describing the world according to her perception of it after the horrible news. Louise is said to not hear the story as many women have heard the same. Rather, she accepts it and goes to her room to be alone. Now the reader starts to see the world through Louise's eyes, a world full of ne
The Nick Adams stories were my favorite of the collection because I go
The Nick Adams stories were my favorite of the collection because I go
The Nick Adams stories were my favorite of the collection because I got to know Nick through the reading. I started to understand Nick and I could anticipate the actions and feelings that he was feeling. I am not sure if this is because I became familiar with Nick or because I have done many of the things Nick has done and was able to understand what he was doing. Big Two-Hearted River: Part I and II were the most enjoyable short stories of the ones I read. The language that Hemingway uses is
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO PARAN
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO PARAN
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO PARANÁ Curitiba, 8 de outubro de 1996 Curso: Letras - Inglês / Noturno Disciplina: Literatura Norte Americana I Aluno: Anderson José Nogueira TASK: To write a summary theme of Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado One of the main themes of Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado is revenge. In this summary theme I intend to demonstrate how dramatic irony is used all along the short story as a way of reminding us the true intentions of the character who vowed revenge. Firstly
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
I have a poets weakness for symbols So states Tom Wingfield narrator a
I have a poets weakness for symbols So states Tom Wingfield narrator a
“I have a poet’s weakness for symbols.” So states Tom Wingfield, narrator and major character in Tennessee William’s timeless play “The Glass Menagerie”. Through the eyes of Tom, the viewer gets a glance into the life of his family in the pre-war depression era; his mother, a southern belle desperately clinging to the past, his sister, a young woman too fragile to function in society, and himself, a struggling young poet working at a warehouse to pay the bills. Williams, through his remarkable
Symbolism in The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Symbolism in The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Symbolism in The Pearl by John Steinbeck Novels were created to show a very simplistic view in great depth. The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, takes a novel to its most unadulterated form. Steinbeck does this by conveying life symbolically. Through symbols, Steinbeck offers the reader a more clear look at life and its content. Kino plays a role of a young diver who lives in a small village on the coastline of Mexico. Kino is thought of as, ‘a wise, primitive man’ (French 128) who is hungry for f
Tess of the dUrbervilles
Tess of the dUrbervilles
Tess of the d¹Urbervilles Some critics have said that fate conspires against Tess, and that she is not responsible for the things which happen to her. She herself says, ³I am more sinned against than sinning.² Do you agree or disagree? Support your answer with evidence from the text. As a person who believes that many things are un-avoidable, no matter how careful you are to avoid them, I believe that Tess¹s life was tragically destroyed by the hand of fate. It is obvious through the words and
The Development of Irony in
The Development of Irony in
The Development of Irony in “The Necklace” by Kimberly Ednie Mrs. Connolly ENC 1102 M-W-F 9:00AM Short Story Essay January 29, 1997 The Development of Irony in “The Necklace” Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” is situational irony written in 1884. The story was written in a time when there were very distinct social classes primarily determined by one’s birth. It is about a woman who can not come to terms with her position in the middle class. Although she knows she can not escape her class, she
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
Where does the story of Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong take place Upo
Where does the story of Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong take place Upo
Where does the story of Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong take place? Upon reading the story, one would first assume that it takes place in Vietnam. Upon further examination, however, it becomes quite evident that it really takes place inside Rat Kiley's head. This isn't to declare the story false; instead, one should examine the influence and literary freedom that Rat flexes upon the truth. For Rat Kiley… facts were formed by sensation, not the other way around. (101) The story occurs in two s
Gulliver's Travels: Summary
Gulliver's Travels: Summary
Gulliver's Travels: Summary Many of the critics who have critiqued Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels have used the word extraneous more then once. Swift was viewed as an insane person who was a failure in life. But this is far from the truth. Swift wrote Gulliver's Travels, a book that has been assigned to students for years, and it is written from experience. Swift's experience with the Tories and their conflicts with the Whigs caused him to write books that mock religious beliefs, governmen
As I Lay Dying: Styles Used By William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying: Styles Used By William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying: Styles Used By William Faulkner Deborah Whelan -Darl's Section (p.128) Most authors have certain styles that result in bringing across certain ideas. In As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner uses a subtle and discreet narrative manner to bring forth important pieces of information that adds to the story, and important themes. In one of the chapters narrated by Darl, this is shown very well In this chapter Darl uses a flashback to let us get a more in-depth look at the Bundren family;
Andrew Cappello
Andrew Cappello
Andrew Cappello English 181-11P Mrs. Mcpherson November 12, 1996 Triumph over tragedy When we think of a tragedy, instantaneously the classic Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet springs into our mind. Thoughts of lost love and torments abound. The most human of emotions, sorrow, overwhelms us. We shudder, a chill creeps up our spine. We agonize over the tragedy, and the tragic figure. We lose sight of reality, and stumble headlong into the story. Enthralled by the suspense, captured by the I
Nancy Landis
Nancy Landis
Nancy Landis Ms. Holmes, p.1 English 12 12 February 1995 Nora Perceived by Other Characters In the Victorian age many woman were thought of as mere objects. Most woman has no real social status and were not allowed to express themselves freely. A Doll¹s House, a play by Henrik Ibsen, has brought controversy to the conclusion in which Nora leaves her family. Nora perceived in many different ways is the catalyst that forces Nora to leave her family. Many people had found it difficult to understan
We were strangers from the beginning
We were strangers from the beginning
We were strangers from the beginning tormented by our difference which did not exist. (Betsy Warland) An important ingredient inherent in a successful mother-daughter relationship is balance. Like the scales of justice, maintaining equilibrium requires work. The special bond between mother and daughter is delicate and unlike any other relationship due to expectations of performance on behalf of both women. The female psyche is, characteristically, particular: each woman having a certain regimen
The short story A Haunted House is story with meaning by portraying
The short story A Haunted House is story with meaning by portraying
The short story A Haunted House is story with meaning, by portraying to us the treasure of life. When two ghosts are searching through their old house, looking for their Treasure, the treasure or meaning is revealed to us. The joy and love shared between two people is the treasure, the treasure of life. By using irony and stream of consciousness Virginia Woolf is able to reveal the meaning of the story. Virginia Woolf uses a style called the Stream of Consciousness, revealing the lives of
Poet and philosopher Archibald Lampman 1861-1899
Poet and philosopher Archibald Lampman 1861-1899
Poet and philosopher Archibald Lampman (1861-1899) led not a life of his own, but an existance forced upon him by peers and an unfeeling and cold society. Dying far before his time, Lampman led a life of misery. He was supported only by a few close friends and his immortal poetry. This essay is founded around one particular of his works but I feel it necessary to discuss the conditions in which he lived in order to fully understand what he was trying to express and/or symbolize. Lampman really
An Epic Search
An Epic Search
An Epic Search In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston shows how the lives of American women changed in the early 20th century. Zora Neale Hurston creates a character in her own likeness in her masterpiece, Their Eyes Were Watching God. By presenting Janie's search for identity, from her childbirth with Nanny to the death of Tea Cake, Hurston shows what a free southern black women might have experienced in the early decades of the century. To the racial ties that would af
In Beyond the Horizon and Diff'rent Eugene O'Neill reveals that dreams
In Beyond the Horizon and Diff'rent Eugene O'Neill reveals that dreams
In Beyond the Horizon and Diff'rent, Eugene O'Neill reveals that dreams are necessary to sustain life. Through the use of the characters Robert Mayo, Andrew Mayo, Ruth and Emma Crosby, O'Neill proves that without dreams, man could not exist. Each of his characters are dependent on their dreams, as they feed their destiny. When they deny their dreams, they deny their destiny, altering their lives forever. O'Neill also points out, that following your dreams, brings you true happiness, something a
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
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
Escaping the fog of pride and prejudice
Escaping the fog of pride and prejudice
Escaping the fog of pride and prejudice The words of the title of Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice, shroud the main characters, Elizabeth and Darcy in a fog. The plot of the novel focuses on how Elizabeth and Darcy escape the fog and find each other. Both characters must individually recognize their faults and purge them. At the beginning of the novel, it seems as if the two will never be able to escape the thick fog. The scene at the Netherfield ball makes the marriage of Elizabeth and
Although it appears simple and straightforward on the surface a mere t
Although it appears simple and straightforward on the surface a mere t
Although it appears simple and straightforward on the surface, a mere travelogue intended solely for the amusement of children, Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift, proves, upon closer examination, to be a critical and insightful work satirizing the political and social systems of eighteenth-century England. Through frequent and successful employment of irony, ambiguity and symbolism, Swift makes comments addressing such specific topics as current political controversies as well as such unive
Nemerov's contribution to our literature--as a gifted writer of ficti
Nemerov's contribution to our literature--as a gifted writer of ficti
Nemerov's contribution to our literature--as a gifted writer of fiction and critical prose, but pre-eminently as a poet-- does not seem to me to have received as much celebrity as it deserves. Nemerov's virtues are all in fact unfashionable ones for our time: vivid intelligence, an irreverent sense of humor, a mastery of formal verse, an awareness of mystery (Books 3). Although known primarily as a poet, Howard Nemerov has also distinguished himself as a critic, short story writer, and nove
Human Intent and the Aftermath of It
Human Intent and the Aftermath of It
Human Intent and the Aftermath of It Washington Irving, in writing The Devil and Tom Walker, and Stephen Vincent Benet, in writing The Devil and Daniel Webster illustrate to the reader the consequences of man's desire for material wealth and how a person's motivation for a relationship with the devil affects the outcome of the deal. In these two different, yet surprisingly similar narratives, the authors present their beliefs about human intent and motive. In The Devil and Tom Walker, t
Human Nature Exposed
Human Nature Exposed
Human Nature: Exposed More than a century ago, Mark Twain probably composed the single-most important piece of American Literature to ever be composed. This work, widely known as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, essentially follows young Huck on a series of adventures and experiences with his close friend (and runaway slave), Jim, as they both escape society's burdens. The novel, in a sense, encompasses everything good, bad and in between about and concerning the society of that time. A majo
Ironic Sketches of a Little Town
Ironic Sketches of a Little Town
Ironic Sketches of a Little Town It takes a certain type of character to see the humour in everyday life. It takes an even greater character to express the humour in ways that other people can appreciate and subsequently find gaiety therein. Stephen Leacock is such a character, and his compilation of short stories Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town recognizes, and assists the reader to recognize, one's need to laugh at their surroundings, their culture, and the people that interact in their liv