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Good vs Evil
Good vs Evil
Good vs Evil EH 208 Final Exam Classics of World Literature Spring 2003 9) Choose at least five writers whose major theme is concerned with Good versus Evil. Explain how, what, and why this theme is important in their works. Writers who had the theme Good versus Evil include the Old and New Testaments, St. Augustine, Dante, and ancient writings from Egypt. The Good Vs. Evil theme is very important in these works because it displays their value systems and their sense of morality. The underlying
The Role of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
The Role of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
The Role of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince Hamlet replaces the letter that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are carrying to England with a forgery of his own making, thus sending these two men to their deaths. He does this without giving it a second thought and never suffers from any guilt or remorse for his actions. Considering that these two men were friends from his youth, this would at first glance seem to reflect poorly on his character. However, one must c
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance 17-04-04 “A heightened concern with artistic form and a concern for representing the social world are not at odds with one another. Indeed, new social forms require new forms of representation.” Poets and writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance manage to both represent and contradict this statement, depending on the point at which we analyze them As a relatively new social caste they saw opportunities in modern forms of artistic expression like jazz or the blues, but th
Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Stories
Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Stories
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories In Wild Swans a girl on a train, fondled by a minister, feels disgusted but also hugely curious. Munro describes — as I've never seen anyone else do — how people put erotic memories, not always pleasant ones, to use over and over in their lives. 1. This paper reports that Rose is sitting on a train ride during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that the
Hemingway Relates
Hemingway Relates
Hemingway Relates (Student 1) Enc 1102 Essay Two Ernest Hemingway uses his life as a setting in his short story,” Soldier’s Home”. Although this is not considered an autobiography, it certainly contains some relevance to Hemingway’s life and can be interpreted many ways. “Soldier’s Home” is a story about a young man, Harold Krebs, who returns home from World War 1 in a time in which the country was to return to “normalcy”. His relationship with his family increasingly deteriorates, he cannot ada
Hemmingways The Sun Also Rises
Hemmingways The Sun Also Rises
Hemmingway’s The Sun Also Rises The central theme in Hemingway's works has repeatedly been heroism. Much of what has been read so far does not reflect gruesome death, nor, does it simply transport us into the scheme of the lost generation. His stories have all been essentially the portrayal of a hero; a man (until Brett was introduced) sets the standards for those around him. But most of Hemingway's works do, in fact entail the reality of death. The hero is defined by how he reacts to death, and
Propaganda
Propaganda
Propaganda - Joseph Goebbels was appointed Minister for propaganda in Nazi party - They control the social commercial and all sources of news - Art, literature, music, the theatre, films, radio and the press - The government control of all sources of news and ideas is called totalitarian - The propaganda encourage people join the Nazi party - Joseph Goebbels was a leading Nazi radio broadcaster - He makes the interesting argument that Goebbels is promoting a higher form of artistic freedom in at
Holmes and Poirot
Holmes and Poirot
Holmes and Poirot Mystery Literature Minor Paper 10/05/03 Both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie were pioneers in the mystery genre. Each used an above average if not extremely intelligent character co-stared by a run of the mill Joe. Doyles’ Sherlock Holmes and Watson characters are a perfect combination of wit and ingenuity, likewise with Christies’ Mr. Hastings and Hucules Poirot from The Mysterious Affair At Styles. Doyles’ Final Problem is where Holmes is disenchanted because somew
Homer Odyssey
Homer Odyssey
Homer (Odyssey) The classic epic The Odyssey and the Old Testament show many differences in the Greek and Hebrew religions. The Greek religion is polytheistic and the Hebrew religion is monotheistic. In comparing the nature of the gods there are many differences. In comparing the relationships between Odysseus and Athena on one hand, and Job and God on the other, we can discern differences between the religious attitudes of the Greeks and Hebrews. These differences include, one God versus many,
Homers Epic Heroes
Homers Epic Heroes
Homers’ Epic Heroes Homers characters are real human beings with all the strengths and weaknesses. They live, they breathe, they love, they hate. They are subject to fear and they tend, on occasion, to rise to heroic greatness. His most explored stories The Illiad and The Odyssey both have characters that exert these characteristics. Although the stories are different, both heroes share similar backgrounds, plights, and triumphs. The heroes of the novels, thanks to the literary prowess of Homer,
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn Huck's ability to survive. In literature, authors have created characters that have traits that contributes to their survival in society. The qualities of shredders, adaptability, and basic human kindness enables the character Huckleberry Finn, in Mark Twain's novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn to survive in his environment. The purpose of this paper is to depict the importance of these traits or qualities to his survival. Huckleberry Finn is able to confront complex situa
Imagery in The Yellow Wallpaper
Imagery in The Yellow Wallpaper
Imagery in The Yellow Wallpaper Intro to Literature I Dr. Roger Easson 1 June 2004 Insanity is a phenomenon not often written about in literature. However, there is a piece of fiction written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman which brings to life the disease of insanity. She is best known for her 1892 short story, The Yellow Wallpaper. Like the main character, Gilman underwent a type of rest treatment after suffering from bouts of severe depression following the birth of her daughter. This type of re
In order to be a true tragedy
In order to be a true tragedy
In order to be a true tragedy Honore de Balzac’s Pere Goriot although being a story filled with sadness and the downfall of people in power can never be defined as a tragedy. There is no doubt that Honore de Balzac’s Pere Goriot tells a sad tale, almost to the point of being tragic, but it is no tragedy. Too often are stories with sad endings end up being labeled as tragedies because of nescience. The rules that define a tragedy are extremely specific, and Pere Goriot does not fit enough of them
The Handsomest Drowned Man in The World
The Handsomest Drowned Man in The World
The Handsomest Drowned Man in The World 1 In the story “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World, the children of a small village discover a large man that washes ashore and the people of the village claim this man as one of their own. While taking care of this drowned man, the women of the village fall in love with him and image what he must have gone through being such an enormous person. They have great pity for this character and make him out to be larger than life. The men in the village hav
In View From The Bridge
In View From The Bridge
In View From The Bridge To what extent can Eddie Carbone be seen as a tragic hero? To find the meanings of a tragic hero, I must define what tragic and hero mean. A tragic event is an event that is disastrous, dreadful or fateful. A tragic story or play has a serious theme, which usually results in death or defeat. In real life, an example of a tragic event is unreturned love or a young person killed in a car crash. A hero is a man who displays courage or noble qualities and is often perceived a
Inside Virginia Woolf
Inside Virginia Woolf
Inside Virginia Woolf Literature 11/18/2003 Virginia Woolf was one of the most influential writers of her time. In Mrs. Dalloway, the character of Septimus W. Smith seems to be one of the key element’s who mirrors most of Virginia Woolf’s views. In her style of writing she introduces the thoughts , feelings , and past memories that go through the minds of her characters. The way in which she writes, lets us know the way the characters think not just the way they act. Her writing in Mrs. Dalloway
The Story of An Hour
The Story of An Hour
The Story of An Hour Short stories that fall into the category of realism often display extreme cases of irony in different forms. In the short story “The Story of An Hour” dramatic irony is portrayed while in the short stories, “Neighbors” and “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, situational irony is prevalent. Situational irony teases a reader’s natural tendency to foreshadow by adding an unexpected twist to the conclusion of the story. Dramatic irony takes place when insight is provided to th
James Joyce
James Joyce
James Joyce “It has been said that more writers and artists have been influenced by James Joyce than any other author of the twentieth century; and he is mentioned in more works than any other writer except Shakespeare.” According to this quote from Allen B. Ruch, James Joyce is the second-most influential writer in the history of English literature. Upon deeper inspection of the validity of this comment, it seems that Joyce has, in fact, had a vast impact on numerous writers, works, and on Engl
Koran and the Bible
Koran and the Bible
Koran and the Bible Koran Bible The Koran and the Bible are both sacred religious books. They both have similarities and yet significant differences. The version of the flood in the Koran differs from that in the Christian bible in three key ways: the way the participants converse, the views of heaven, and the way in which the flood is handled. These differences reflect a fundamental variance in the ways the two cultures view man’s relationship with God. In the Koran, Noah and God talk different
The Yellow Wallpaper Liberation in Madness
The Yellow Wallpaper Liberation in Madness
“The Yellow Wallpaper”: Liberation in Madness English 102 November 10, 2002 Outline Thesis: In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Jane’s role conflict as a result patriarchal oppression is resolved when she foregoes the roles of mother, and woman for that of madwoman. I. Introduction II. Hysteria was as common in the Victorian era as its definition was broad, and treatment narrow. a. Hysteria was a common ailment, epidemic in ambitious women. b. Dr. S. Weir Mitchell’s rest cure was commonly applied in the
The Lottery
The Lottery
“The Lottery” Literature 115 Essay # 1 The story entitled The Lottery, written by Shirley Jackson is an intriguing and shocking parable. The Lottery is set in a small village on a clear summer day. Written in objective third person point of view, The Lottery keeps the reader in suspense as the story progresses. This story shows the cruelty of people and their justification through tradition. The story begins morning of June 27. From the very beginning, irony occurs in the story. The author descr
Macbeth and Blood
Macbeth and Blood
Macbeth and Blood English 12 A motif is a recurring feature (such as a name, an image, theme or a phrase) in a work of literature. Shakespeare uses many motifs in Macbeth; one of the more obvious examples is blood. The blood motif acts as a unifying device by adding a constant to the hectic play. Blind ambition, one of the themes of Macbeth, is the main driving force of the repeated bloodshed. Macbeth thinks that he can get to the top by simply murdering his rivals, but he later discovers that i
Marshall McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan Com Arts 160 September 9, 2004 Marshall McLuhan was known as a visionary educator of mass media. Born on July 21, 1911 in Edmonton, Alberta, Marshall had the remarkable capability to memorize and recite poetry, monologs and speeches. He acquired such a talent from his mother, an elocutionist who was known for her theatrical performances in theater and local churches. At first Marshall wanted to become and engineer, though his mind quickly changed after he began attending the Uni
Out Of Mind
Out Of Mind
Out Of Mind March 6th, 2004 English 12 Research Paper Imagine a world where one has a familiar, or a daemon, running alongside them at all times. Or a world where dragons impede one’s movement from place to place. These are the worlds that young adult writers try to place inside of the minds of children and adolescents. These fantastical creatures and places in young adult literature are used mainly for allegorical purposes. An allegory is a symbolic representation, or using something to teach a
Parallel Themes in Metamorphosis and The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Parallel Themes in Metamorphosis and The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Parallel Themes in Metamorphosis and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Several themes occur in both Franz Kafka’s, Metmorphosis and Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich, however the way in which these themes are presented and the meanings associated with them vary in each work. Isolation, materialism, and self discovery are ideas found in both pieces of literature. Both works have a constant theme of isolation. In Kafka’s work Gregor is transformed into an insect. His entire family and employer immedi
Piggy and Ralph
Piggy and Ralph
Piggy and Ralph Piggy and Ralph meet up with each other after escaping from their shot-down plane. A large scar was made in the untouched jungle, symbolizing the first of man's destruction on the island. A war is going on in the outside world . I couldn't begin to imagine how Piggy and Ralph would be feeling at this point, if it was me i would be extremely scared and lost. Piggy spots a conch shell, and tells Ralph how to use it to make a noise. Ralph does so, and calls all of the other boys on
READING SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOM
READING SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOM
READING SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOM It is not easy to give the best definition of literature; even literary theorists and critics have difficulty in defining it. According to Icoz, literature is language in use and so it is not separable from language. But, in her opinion, literature also involves more than language because meanings go beyond it, and the appreciation and enjoyment of reading requires the development of more than just linguistic capacities. She also claims that a basic understanding
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ 1440 - 1521 Desprez was considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Josquin Desprez was born in 1440. Desprez was born in an area ruled by a duke. It was named the Duchy of Burgundy in modern day Belgium. He lived mainly in Italy. Desprez died in 1521. Josquin Desprez did a lot of music work. He was involved with church work. Josquin was very religious. Desprez was employed in Milan. He was also a singer at the Papal Chapel in Rome. He was a music te
Trainspotting
Trainspotting
Trainspotting An outcast, a loner, a reject, these are several names given to individuals who are socially unaccepted. An outcast is a person who differs from others in a way that is denounced by society. As a result they are cast aside or socially rejected. In order to be tolerated in society these individuals are often forced to put up a front or wear a fake persona. Their attempts to mask their true personalities bring on permanent changes to their true selves. In literature and in society, w
William Faulkner
William Faulkner
William Faulkner Life is fickle and most people will be a victim of circumstance and the times. Some people choose not to let circumstance rule them and, as they say, time waits for no man . Faulkner’s Emily did not have the individual confidence, or maybe self-esteem and self-worth, to believe that she could stand alone and succeed at life especially in the face of changing times. She had always been ruled by, and depended on, men to protect, defend and act for her. From her Father, through the
Romanticism
Romanticism
Romanticism The word ‘Romanticism’ has many meanings to it. Most commonly, it refers to a major period of movement in literature and poetry. According to the Norton Anthology of English Literature, this period lasted from “1785 to 1830” (1). This new type of writing, Romanticism, became known in many European countries, as well as, the United States. Most scholars would associate Romanticism with British literature more than any other. Some of the major British writers of the Romanticism period
The Adaptation of Romeo Juliet
The Adaptation of Romeo Juliet
The Adaptation of Romeo Juliet William Shakespeare used his remarkable talent to delight his audiences for over 400 years. Of his many splendid plays, perhaps none is more popular than “Romeo and Juliet”, the timeless tale of a pair of star-crossed lovers and their family strife. There have been many movie adaptations of this world’s most tragic love affair, but none had brought out the true passion of the story as successfully as Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet”. This
Sacrifice is the Key
Sacrifice is the Key
Sacrifice is the Key 1 English Lit H 2/1/04 In every piece of literature, there is always an element that causes the plot to progress and roll on. It may be the heroic epic, a dynamic change in character, or the battle of good versus evil. However, in Charles Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities, the key element is the way characters sacrifice their time and even their lives. Sacrifice by the major character Sydney Carlton allowed the plot to exist and run in the novel. As the novel opened in the
Sappho of Lesbos
Sappho of Lesbos
Sappho of Lesbos Sappho was born about 630 B.C on the island of Lesbos off the coast of Asia Minor and spent most of her life there; she was married and had a daughter. “Sappho’s poems give us the most vivid evocation of the joys and sorrows of love in all Greek literature.” (336) Her themes are those of a woman’s world –girlhood, marriage, and love, especially the love of young women for each other: “Swiftly then they came, and you, blessed lady, smiling on me out of immortal beauty, asked me w
Semiotics Language and Culture
Semiotics Language and Culture
Semiotics: Language and Culture Linguistic and Cultural Semiotics is a branch of communication theory that investigates sign systems and the modes of representation that humans use to convey feelings, thoughts, ideas, and ideologies. Semiotic analysis is rarely considered a field of study in its own right, but is used in a broad range of disciplines, including art, literature, anthropology, sociology, and the mass media. Semiotic analysis looks for the cultural and psychological patterns that un
An exploration of the ways Shakespeare presents fatherson relationship
An exploration of the ways Shakespeare presents fatherson relationship
An exploration of the ways Shakespeare presents father/son relationships in the play Hamlet. Ideal paternal relationships are made up of loyalty and respect from both the father and the son. The two care for each other and those around them in their family. In the play Hamlet, there are three father/son relationships. The first is between Old Hamlet, in the form of the ghost, and Young Hamlet. Another is between Polonius, the King’s adviser and Laertes. The last is between two Norwegians, Old Fo
Short story analysis of The Cask of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe
Short story analysis of The Cask of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe
Short story analysis of: The Cask of Amontillado By: Edgar Allen Poe ENC 1102 02-18-2004 In one of Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known Tales of horror, “The Cask Of Amontillado,” he suggests that pride can be a very dangerous thing. Poe presents the compelling drama of two men, one who will stop at nothing to get the revenge that he deems himself and his family worthy of, and another who’s pride will ultimately be the catalyst for his death. Fortunato falls prey to Montresor’s plans because he is so p
Everyday Use A Reflection on the Life of Alice Walker
Everyday Use A Reflection on the Life of Alice Walker
“Everyday Use:” A Reflection on the Life of Alice Walker October 29, 2003 Period 5 Survey of Composition and Literature Alice Walker is an extremely successful African-American author. She was born on February 19, 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia. Many people doubted her success because at the age of eight she was blinded in her right eye by the bullet of a BB-gun. But Walker was determined and did not let that minor setback hinder her progress. Her parents were Willie Lee and Minnie Lou Grant Walker.
Skin Deep By Lois Ruby New York Scholastic Inc 1994 280 pages
Skin Deep By Lois Ruby New York Scholastic Inc 1994 280 pages
Skin Deep, By Lois Ruby. New York: Scholastic Inc, 1994. 280 pages. Young Adult Literature November 2, 2003 This book is a perfect example of the saying don't judge a book by its' cover. When I first received this book and looked at it, it totally didn't appeal to me whatsoever. First the title wasn't at all creative, and I didn't really like the outline of the story on the back of the book. But as I began to read it and get into the story, the plot seemed interesting and the atmosphere made a g
Studying Drama
Studying Drama
Studying Drama Semester: WS 2003/2004 Abgabetermin: 8. Dezember 2003 Summary of Michael Patterson`s: “Studying Drama” The text „Studying Drama“ written by Michael Patterson deals with the question how drama as a literary genre really works and with its development from its origins in Ancient Greece till nowadays. At the beginning of the text Patterson exemplifies the general characteristics of a play. In a play environment and setting are not described directly to the reader like in a novel thos
Untitled
Untitled
ñík§Õh!ßÕw4 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE EIGHT (SAMPLE)QUESTION BOOKLET PAPER ONE TIME LIMIT;95 MIN.= PART ` LISTENING COMPREHENSION ;40 min.= In Section A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE only.Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.Mark the correct response for each question you hear. SECTION A TALK Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section.At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now Listen to th
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness 20th Century Novels Essay To what extent could Heart of Darkness be described as a disturbing novel that reflects some of the major concerns of 20th Century fiction? Line: 5 Due: 4th June 2004 Joseph Conrad’s literary classic Heart of Darkness serves as a powerful indictment of the hypocrisy of imperialism and the evils of racism. It reflects the savage repressions carried out in the Congo by the Belgians in one of the largest acts of genocide committed up to that time (Brians,
The 1920s
The 1920s
The 1920s Entertainment in America was appearing all over the place. People wanted an escape from reality, they wanted to escape life. To do this, they turned to entertainment. In music, Jazz was the big hit. White composers popularized Jazz. Irving Berlin's Alexander Ragtime Band was a big hit through the masses. The most powerful form of entertainment was the movies. The movies were generally controlled by brilliant Jews who spent countless hours perfecting it. Great movie stars directors were
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank Response to Literature Essay Have you ever felt persecuted? That is the case for Anne Frank, a teenage girl and her family who were forced into hiding during the holocaust. In the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Anne teaches the reader about optimism, family, and friendship. In the story Anne, The main character, shows a lot of optimism even in the worst of times. For example Anne is writing in her diary and she mentions Miep and Mr.
The Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby
The Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby
The Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby I. Introduction Francis Scott Fitzgerald is considered to be one of the masters in the field of American literature. The Great Gatsby makes the highest point of his artistic achievement. It shows us a vivid picture of the 1920’s with its surface prosperity and underlying sadness. From the view of the narrator Nick, The Great Gatsby shows Gatsby’s tragic life, especially Gatsby’s love and the break of his dream. The novel represents far more t
East vs West
East vs West
East vs. West And he was rich – yes, richer than a king – And admirably schooled in every grace; In fine we thought he was everything ------------------------------------------------------ And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went home and put a bullet through his head. Richard Cory, by Edwin Arlington Robinson What is it about money that makes it so desirable, so powerful, and so dangerous? How do the rich live and what is the effect of money on their lives? All are questions that haunt our
The Horse Dealers Daughter
The Horse Dealers Daughter
The Horse Dealer’s Daughter D.H. Lawrance’s short story “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” is about a depressed young woman who attempts to commit suicide but unexpectedly falls in love. I believe that Mabel Pervin is driven to commit suicide because of the years of verbal abuse and neglect done to her by her siblings. Also Mabel is ashamed of her poverty and no longer wants to face the townspeople, and Mabel also wishes to be glorified like her mother was in her death. As a result her subconscious c
The Revolutionary Literature
The Revolutionary Literature
The Revolutionary Literature There are two great revolutions take place in the eighteenth century American; one was American Revolution ;it ended with the independence of America as an achievement. The other was Enlightenment, an intellectual campaign which affected the American with rationalist and enabled them abandoned Puritanism. It focus on replace tradition with rationality, get rid of the unquestioning religious dogma and found scientific inquiry, set up representative government instead
The Romantic Age
The Romantic Age
The Romantic Age 1798-1832 - during 1770s, American colonies revolted against British rule - American Revolution divided British public opinion and aroused some awareness of the need for reform - French Revolution demonstrated that is was possible for a long-standing gov’t to be challenged by it’s own soil - French Revolution began on July 14, 1789; group of French citizens stormed the Bastille - Placed limits on the powers of King Louis XVI, established a new gov’t approved a Declaration of the
The Romantic Period
The Romantic Period
The Romantic Period 1 English 250-A March 18, 2003 Essay #1 Social Tyranny and Visions of Brotherhood in the Poetry of William Blake Romanticism was an intellectual movement that spread throughout Europe towards the end of the eighteenth century through to the middle of the nineteenth century. It was an age in which philosophers, artists, writers, and composers responded with enthusiasm to the forces of nationalism that were sweeping across Europe, but rejected the notions of the enlightenment t