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One of the most significant writers of the romantic period in American
One of the most significant writers of the romantic period in American
One of the most significant writers of the romantic period in American literature was Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne wrote stories that opposed the ideas of Transcendentalism. Since he had ancestors of Puritan belief, Hawthorne wrote many stories about Puritan New England. His most famous story is the Scarlet Letter. This novel tells of the punishment of a woman, Hester Prynne, who committed adultery and gave birth to Pearl. A minister of Boston, Arthur Dimmesdale, had an affair with Hester whi
The art of literature has long been used as a vehicle for entertaining
The art of literature has long been used as a vehicle for entertaining
The art of literature has long been used as a vehicle for entertaining the masses. However, many stories have another purpose, such as expressing the writer's feelings on social customs from years gone bye or at the time of writing. One vehicle which is often used to attain this goal is satire. Mark Twain's novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, is an excellent example of using satire as social commentary(Reis 316). The novel is definitely a commentary on the ideals of King Arthur'
Do UFOs Exist
Do UFOs Exist
Do UFOs Exist? I have gathered many sources and have come to the conclusion that UFOs do exist. Sightings of unusual aerial phenomena date back to ancient times, but only after 1947, have UFOs been widely discussed because of publication world wide. Many things support this concept such as sightings, crop circles, encounters, and abductions. At least 90% of UFO sightings can be identified as conventional objects, Although time consuming investigations are necessary for such identification. The
Early American Writers
Early American Writers
Early American Writers In the literature of early American writers there is one common trait among all the writings: religion. Among Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards all speak of their opinion of religion, god, heaven, and material things. Anne Bradstreet was a puritan wife, originally from England but then moved to America. Upon moving and settling into her home, her poems became full of emotion and spoke about concerns from her heart. She was religious and believed that men had superiorit
Edgar Allen Poes Symbolism of Death in The Fall of the House of Usher
Edgar Allen Poes Symbolism of Death in The Fall of the House of Usher
Edgar Allen Poe’s Symbolism of Death in The Fall of the House of Usher Death is defined as, The termination or extinction of something (American Heritage Dictionary). Edgar Allen Poe uses this description in The Fall of the House of Usher in different ways. Poe’s intention when writing The Fall of the House of Usher was not to present a moral, lesson, or truth to the reader; he was simply trying to bring forth a sense of terror to the reader. Poe’s mind works this way, and critics belie
The Origin of Emma And Nora
The Origin of Emma And Nora
“The Origin of Emma And Nora” Gustave Flaubert and Henrik Ibsen are both known as great writers and harsh social critics. In fact when Flauberts masterpiece Madame Bovary was released, he was arrested on the grounds that his novel was morally and religiously offensive to the public, despite the fact that it was a bestseller. Also Henrik Ibsens “A Doll’s House” was such a slap in the face to many Europeans that it was banned in some countries and revised in Germany so that it had a happy ending.
George Bernard Shaws
George Bernard Shaws
George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Heartbreak House’ ‘A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes’ The author George Bernard Shaw -he later dropped the name George- was born in Dublin in 1856, the third and youngest child of an alcoholic father and an undomestic mother. He developed an interest in literature, music and painting at a very early age, but was never enabled to go to university. At the age of fifteen he became an apprentice and during he stay there he started writing short literary artic
A baby's love for his mother is probably the sweetest emotion we can
A baby's love for his mother is probably the sweetest emotion we can
A baby's love for his mother is probably the sweetest emotion we can savor. (Angelou) By consistently weaving the theme of motherhood into her literature, Maya Angelou creates both personal narratives and poems that the reader can relate to. Her exploration of this universal theme lends itself to a very large and diverse audience. Throughout Angelou's works, she allows her followers to witness her metamorphosis through different aspects of motherhood. Well-worked themes are always present in
Matt Robbins
Matt Robbins
Matt Robbins American Literature Getting My Driver’s License Rites of passage, what are they, and what do they mean? Well, they are experiences, abilities, rights, or privileges that give you a sense of freedom or maturity. For me, getting my license was a sign of greater maturity and responsibility in my life. In the past years, I have had to rely on my parents to take me places and have had almost no choice whether I wanted to go somewhere or not. This got very frustrating and caused quite a
Anyway I have been reading a book that is very interesting Gullivers T
Anyway I have been reading a book that is very interesting Gullivers T
Anyway, I have been reading a book that is very interesting. Gulliver’s Travels is the book. It is considered classic book written in 1735, revised from its previous version by Jonathan Swift, who is the book’s original writer. The story is about a man named Lemuel Gulliver and his voyages across the globe. It is in first person, and Gulliver himself tells the story. He visits many lands of strange and distinct features and peoples whom he learns much from. Gulliver is a learned man that travel
18 September 1996
18 September 1996
18 September 1996 Interpreting Edith Wharton's Roman Fever Definitive criteria for judging the success or failure of a work of fiction are not easily agreed upon; individuals almost necessarily introduce bias into any such attempt. Only those who affect an exorbitantly refined artistic taste, however, would deny the importance of poignancy in literary pieces. To be sure, writings of dubious and fleeting merit frequently enchant the public, but there is too the occasional author who garners wi
John Stienbeck's In Dubious Battle is a relentlessly faced-paced novel
John Stienbeck's In Dubious Battle is a relentlessly faced-paced novel
John Stienbeck's, In Dubious Battle is a relentlessly faced-paced, novel of social unrest and the story of a young man's struggle for identity, In Dubious Battle is set in the California apple country, where a strike by migrant workers against rapacious landowners spirals out of control. Caught up in this upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who finds himself in the course of the strike, briefly becomes its leader, and is ultimately crushed in its service. Jim Nolan's father was a working
Holli A RamseyRamsey1
Holli A RamseyRamsey1
Holli A. Ramsey Ramsey1 Lit 345 February 24, 1997 Langston Hughes is represented in Black Voices by the Tales of Simple. Hughes first presents his character Jessie B. Semple in the Forward: Who is Simple? In this tale the reader is given its first look at the character Jessie B. Semple who is a black man that represents almost the anybody or everybody of black society. Semple is a man who needs to drink, to num the pain of living life. Usually over a glass of beer, he tells me his tales... w
Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne are two of the most influentia
Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne are two of the most influentia
Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne are two of the most influential authors in American Literature. Both men wrote about similar themes, creating great admiration between them. The relationship that had grown between them was a source of critic and interpretation that would ultimately influence each of their works. Melville in particular was moved by Hawthorne’s intellectual stimulation and inspired him to write Moby-Dick, a dramatic novel that has proved to be one of the greatest in Americ
To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph essay
To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph essay
To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph essay In the poem To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph, Anne Sexton alludes to the flight of Icarus and Daedalus and to To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing to convey a message to a friend. I think this poem was written to reassure a friend that what she did was the right thing. Perhaps a father figure of the friend advised her to do something and she defied him, making herself feel worried that she did the wrong thing. William Butler Y
Although most cultures cannot be generalized with certain behaviours h
Although most cultures cannot be generalized with certain behaviours h
(Although most cultures cannot be generalized with certain behaviours, however, certain Japanese traditions and values are common to all their people and is taught to them from a very early age. The practice of having the son of a family to look after his parents, as mentioned later, is common to both Japanese and Chinese cultures.) In our studies of European literature, we can see that patriarchy, that is, the supremacy of the father in a family and the reckoning of descent and inheritance in
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
In The Martial Chronicals Ray Bradbury provides a glimpse into the fut
In The Martial Chronicals Ray Bradbury provides a glimpse into the fut
In The Martial Chronicals, Ray Bradbury provides a glimpse into the future that not only looks at people from a technological standpoint, but from a human one as well. His well crafted, almost poetic stories are science fiction in setting only. They put much more emphasis on the apathy and inhumanity of modern society, rather than the technology. (Bryfonski, 68) Ray Dougless Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 to Leonard Spaulding and Ester Bradbury in Waukegan, Illinois. He began his writing
Thomas Cahill opens his story describing Romes fall For as the Roman E
Thomas Cahill opens his story describing Romes fall For as the Roman E
Thomas Cahill opens his story describing Rome’s fall, “For as the Roman Empire fell, as all through Europe matted, unwashed barbarians descended on the Roman cities, looting artifacts and burning books, the Irish who were just learning to read and write, took up the just labor of copying all of western literature - everything they could get their hands on. These scribes then served as conduits through which Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian cultures were transmitted to the tribes of Europe, newly
Robert Frost's Use of Nature In His Poetry
Robert Frost's Use of Nature In His Poetry
Robert Frost's Use of Nature In His Poetry In most poetry and literature people can pick out certain characteristics that tend to appear in each piece of the authors work. In the work of Robert Frost he has certain ideas and themes that can be found in many of his creations of literature. Nature is one theme that seems to play a major role in the poetry he writes. He tends to use nature to symbolize something that has to do with human life or situations that humans face. There is usually a deep
The era of Romanticism spans from the late 1700s to the mid 1800s foll
The era of Romanticism spans from the late 1700s to the mid 1800s foll
The era of Romanticism spans from the late 1700’s to the mid 1800’s following the French Revolution; therefore, “Romanticism” encompasses characteristics of the human mind in addition to the particular time in history when these qualities became dominant in culture. Romanticism depicts an artistic movement which emerged from reaction against dominant attitudes and approaches of the 18th century. Romanticism established realism in literature through creativity, innovation, exploration, and vivid
Schlesingers Canon Vs My High Schools Canon
Schlesingers Canon Vs My High Schools Canon
Schlesinger’s Canon Vs. My High School’s Canon In school, whether it be at the high school or college levels, there are usually lists of books thought as being essential reading. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.--a Pulitzer Prize winning historian--calls this list in his book The Disuniting of America, a canon or canonical literature. A problem exists with this canon, at least Schlesinger claims there is. He states that the canon is being used as an instrument of European oppression enforcing
Cook 1
Cook 1
Cook 1 Research Paper T. S. Eliot Robin Cook World Lit II Professor Wong January 27, 1997 T. S. Eliot, perhaps one of the most controversial poets of modern times, wrote what many critics consider the most controversial poem of all, The Waste Land. The Waste Land was written using a fragmented style. This is a style that is evident in all of Eliot’s writings. There are several reasons for his using this approach, from a feeling of being isolated, to a problem articulating thoughts (Bergonzi 18,
Tarrou the Plague's Only Hero
Tarrou the Plague's Only Hero
Tarrou: the Plague's Only Hero In The Plague, Albert Camus pits humanity against an unstoppable force of nature: the bubonic plague. He creates a variety of characters who all deal with the plague in their own way, but only Tarrou acts heroically. Rieux comes close to a hero, but he fights the plague because it's expected of him and shows indifference at the end of the book. Besides Rieux and Tarrou, none of the other characters show any heroism or resistance to the plague, except the sanitat
Snow 1
Snow 1
Snow 1 In Ernest Hemingway’s short story, “A Clean Well-Lighted Place”, the concept of nada is the central and most important theme. As described by Carlos Baker, Nada is “a Something called Nothing which is so huge, terrible, overbearing, inevitable, and omnipresent that, once experienced, it can never be forgotten” (Baker 124). It is a metaphysical state that symbolizes the chaos in everyone’s lives. Some people have it more than others and some deal with this idea differently that others. Ei
Aaron G
Aaron G
Aaron G English 303 Fall 96 Where are you going, Where have you been The story, ³Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been² by Joyce Carol Oates is truly littered with conventions of Psychoanalysis. Freud developed a list of defense mechanisms used by the human subconscious in order to deal with issues too intense for the conscious mind. These strategies of the psyche are translated into symbols scattered throughout this work. These symbols are expressed through the characters of Connie, and A
The Point of View in Porphyrias Lover
The Point of View in Porphyrias Lover
The Point of View in Porphyria’s Lover Porphyria’s Lover is an exhilarating love story given from a lunatic’s point of view. It is the story of a man who is so obsessed with Porphyria that he decides to keep her for himself. The only way he feels he can keep her, though, is by killing her. Robert Browning’s poem depicts the separation of social classes and describes the triumph of one man over an unjust society. As is often the case in fiction, the speaker of Porphyria’s Lover does not
In Ernest Hemingway's story Hills Like White Elephants an American c
In Ernest Hemingway's story Hills Like White Elephants an American c
In Ernest Hemingway's story Hills Like White Elephants an American couple is sitting at a table in a train station in Spain. They are discussing beer, travel, and whether or not to have an abortion. The train station and its surroundings are symbolic in this story. The station itself represents the choice on whether or not to have the abortion. There is a set of tracks on either side of the station, each representing one of the choices. On one side of the station, the tracks run through a lus
Loyalty courage honor purity and courtesy are all attributes of a knig
Loyalty courage honor purity and courtesy are all attributes of a knig
Loyalty, courage, honor, purity, and courtesy are all attributes of a knight that displays chivalry. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is truly a story of the test of these attributes. In order to have a true test of these attributes, there must first be a knight worthy of being tested, meaning that the knight must possess chivalric attributes to begin with. Sir Gawain is self admittedly not the best knight around. He says I am the weakest, well I know, and of wit feeblest; / and the loss of my
Japan 322
Japan 322
Japan 322 February 12, 1997 Prof. Janice Brown Grade:82% The Triumph of Gorsh the Cellist Miyazawa Kenji's children's story Gorsh the Cellist takes us on a journey of discovery about the human condition and overwhelms us with a tale of triumph. Each step is like a microcosm of the whole - as though each step were a journey in itself. Kenji's stories are set against the whole of the universe - a world replete with people, animals, and all the elements of nature. All hold discourse together.
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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
New England: A Matter of Perspective
New England: A Matter of Perspective
New England: A Matter of Perspective John Smith's A Description of New England and William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation both present a picture of the same pre-colonial land of New England. Mr. Smith's writing, out of necessity, painted a rosy picture of the new land, while Bradford's historical account shows early New England was not Heaven on Earth. Mr. Bradford and Mr. Smith are writing about one land, but they present two different accounts of the life in the land. John Smith's writing
Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker and Yeats
Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker and Yeats
Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker and Yeats Around the turn of this century there was widespread fear throughout Europe, and especially Ireland, of the consequences of the race mixing that was occurring and the rise of the lower classes over the aristocracies in control. In Ireland, the Protestants who were in control of the country began to fear the rise of the Catholics, which threatened their land and political power. Two Irish authors of the period, Bram Stoker and William Bu
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
Universial Themes in The Return of the Native and Great Expectation
Universial Themes in The Return of the Native and Great Expectation
Universial Themes in The Return of the Native and Great Expectations Classic novels usually share in the aspect of universal themes which touch people through out the ages. All types of audiences can relate to and understand these underlying ideas. Victorian novels such as Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations are examples of literary classics that have universal themes. Hardy's tale illustrates the role of chance in his characters lives. Through th
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
American Literature
American Literature
American Literature Matt Robbins October 7, 1996 Why I have no Hero What is a hero? Does one have to have superpowers, special abilities or incredible talent to be considered one? Well, some of us seem to think so. Then there is the everyday teacher or local figure that is considered a hero to selected individuals in their community. To me a hero has to have a few selected qualities, and I haven't met anyone who can fulfill all three. First, a hero must be good at heart. A hero has to know how
All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depiction of the horrors o
All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depiction of the horrors o
All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depiction of the horrors of war. In the short note before Chapter One, Remarque lets the reader know exactly what themes he intends. War is a savage and gratuitous evil, war is unnatural, and war is responsible for the destruction of an entire generation. Remarque is very clear on the strength of his themes, and uses graphic imagery to convey to the reader the physical and psychological impact that war has on humanity. But Remarque uses more than grap
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
04 February 1997
04 February 1997
04 February 1997 A Comparison and Contrast of the Supernatural's Active Role in the Lives of Mary Rowlandson and Benjamin Franklin The literature written during this time period reflects the important part the supernatural (God) played during those changing times. The new world was struggling for a new identity. Were these individuals also defining the role of God to themselves? In the preceding discussion the lives of Mary Rowlandson and Benjamin Franklin will be discussed. Each wrote a narrat
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literature
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literature
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literature Contemporary literature in the form of a short story consists of a plot, characters, point of view, setting, and theme (2). These elements can vary a great deal from one story to the next. An author of a short story also reveals a tone and a mood shown by his or her style of writing. Although romance literature contains the elements mentioned above, they are very different than those in short stories and are somewhat static from one tale to th
The novel Lord of the Flies written by William Gerald Golding is a rem
The novel Lord of the Flies written by William Gerald Golding is a rem
The novel Lord of the Flies, written by William Gerald Golding, is a remarkable piece of literature that discusses many important topics while remaining an enjoyable read. One of the important topics that is discussed in the novel is human nature. Many aspects of human nature is depicted in the book, but one major is the development of a man’s personality and character. This aspect of human idiosyncrasy is portrayed through the development of Ralph, the main character and protagonist of the nov
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
James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is considered to
James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is considered to
James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is considered to be one of the finest works of literature of all time. Herbert Gorman, an author from the early twentieth century, stated that so profound and beautiful and convincing a book is part of the lasting literature of our age, and with good reason. The main character of the novel, Stephen Dedalus, is a complex and dynamic youth, and one who undergoes vast changes during the course of his life. The main influences on him are famil
A Tale of Three Classes
A Tale of Three Classes
A Tale of Three Classes A Marxist Criticism on The Importance of Being Earnest Excuse me Geoffrey, could you get me some more water. I'm terribly thirsty, and the weather out here isn't doing any good for my complexion. declares the man as he sighs in exhaustion. Right away sir, anything else? proclaims the servant. No that will be all. says the man as he waves off the servant. So is this the scene of yesteryear's society or one of today's, well in actuality it can be either. In today's
A Violent Illumination of Salvation
A Violent Illumination of Salvation
A Violent Illumination of Salvation Flannery O'Connor uses violence to return characters to reality and prepare them to accept their moment of grace. The New Encyclopedia Britannica defines grace as the spontaneous, unmerited gift of the divine or the divine influence operating in man for his regeneration and sanctification (401). At any cost, a soul must find salvation. O'Connor states, In my own stories I have found that violence is strangely capable of returning my characters to reality a
Acronyms Idioms and Slang the Evolution of the English Language
Acronyms Idioms and Slang the Evolution of the English Language
Acronyms, Idioms and Slang: the Evolution of the English Language. Although the English language is only 1500 years old, it has evolved at an incredible rate: so much so, that, at first glance, the average person in America today would find most Shakespearean literature confusing without the aid of an Old-English dictionary or Cliff's Notes. Yet Shakespear lived just 300 years ago! Some are seeing this is a sign of the decline of the English language, that people are becoming less and less lite
Trent Hughes
Trent Hughes
Trent Hughes Eng 109 Paper #2 African Literature The two short stories In the Cutting of a Drink and The Return bring different responses from me. In the Cutting of a Drink makes me think about what it would be like to go into a new culture. It also makes me think about the decline in moral values now days. The Return reminds me to be more thankful for the many things I take for granted. It also makes me think about how hard it can be to cope with change. In the poem Those Rainy Mornin