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Chivalry was a system of ethical ideals developed among the knights of
Chivalry was a system of ethical ideals developed among the knights of
Chivalry was a system of ethical ideals developed among the knights of medieval Europe. Arising out of the feudalism of the period, it combined military virtues with those of Christianity, as epitomized by he Arthurian legend in England and the chansons de geste of medieval France. The word chivalry is derived from the French chevalier, meaning horseman or knight. Chivalry was the code of conduct by which knights were supposedly guided. In addition to military prowess and valor and loyalty to G
Eveline - Character Analysis
Eveline - Character Analysis
“Eveline” - Character Analysis “There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision (James).” Originally appearing in Dubliners, a compilation of vignettes by James Joyce, his short story Eveline is the tale of such an unfortunate individual. Anxious, timid, scared, perhaps even terrified -- all these describe Eveline. She is a frightened, indecisive young woman poised between her past and her future. Eveline loves her father but is fearful of him. She tri
The original sin that led to humanitys fall in the Garden of Eden is b
The original sin that led to humanitys fall in the Garden of Eden is b
The original sin that led to humanity’s fall in the Garden of Eden is by far the worst sin committed by humankind. It is this sin that led to future sins. This original sin must be emphasized by writers to depict the evil involved in it. In writing Paradise Lost, John Milton recognizes this fact and uses a variety of literary techniques to stress the evil in the story over the good. The techniques used include a series of parallels with the parallel between good and evil being first and foremos
Existentialism in the early 19th Century
Existentialism in the early 19th Century
Existentialism in the early 19th Century Major Themes Because of the diversity of positions associated with existentialism, the term is impossible to define precisely. Certain themes common to virtually all existentialist writers can, however, be identified. The term itself suggests one major theme: the stress on concrete individual existence and, consequently, on subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice. Moral Individualism Most philosophers since Plato have held that the highest ethical g
Fallen from Grace
Fallen from Grace
Fallen from Grace A comparative essay on the use of symbolism in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily. Authors traditionally use symbolism as a way to represent the sometimes intangible qualities of the characters, places, and events in their works. In his short story A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner uses symbolism to compare the Grierson house with Emily Grierson's physical deterioration, her shift in social standing, and her reluctancy to accept change. When compared chronologically, the
Irish novelist Brian Moore observed There comes a point in many peopl
Irish novelist Brian Moore observed There comes a point in many peopl
Irish novelist Brian Moore observed, There comes a point in many people’s lives when they can no longer play the role they have chosen for themselves (Bookshelf 95). From Hollywood movie stars to professional athletes, people have and will continue to lead false lives, under the public spotlight, concealing their personal travails. In literature, the preceding statement has held true numerous times, in works such as Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Minister and respected citizen, Art
Reading a work of literature often makes a reader experience certain
Reading a work of literature often makes a reader experience certain
Reading a work of literature often makes a reader experience certain feelings. These feeling differ with the content of the work, and are usually needed to perceive the author's ideas in the work. For example, Samuel Beckett augments a reader's understanding of Waiting For Godot by conveying a mood, (one which the characters in the play experience), to the reader. Similarly, a dominant mood is thrust upon a reader in Beowulf. These moods which are conveyed aid the author in conveying ideas to a
Feminism in Jane Eyre
Feminism in Jane Eyre
Feminism in Jane Eyre Jay Sheldon English 101 MWF 11:00 - 12:00 Feminism has been a prominent and controversial topic in writings for the past two centuries. With novels such as Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, or even William Shakespeare's Macbeth the fascination over this subject by authors is evident. In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre the main character, Jane Eyre, explores the depth at which women may act in society and finds her own boundaries in Victorian England. As well, along with the
Finding Courage to Die
Finding Courage to Die
Finding Courage to Die In William Shakespeare's Hamlet we see a young man paralyzed with grief over his father. So much so that he is believed to have gone mad. Hamlet is such a complex character that one must look deeply to find what drives him. Did he really have the courage to kill the king or was it madness? Hamlet's character will be illuminated by explaining both soliloquies and finally Hamlet himself. To be, or not to be, that is the question, (Beaty, 1348) is one of the most famous
My first impression of Miss Vicki was a highly authorative figure towe
My first impression of Miss Vicki was a highly authorative figure towe
My first impression of Miss Vicki was a highly authorative figure towering over me. Her voice boomed and the earth shook whenever she marched. She seemed like such an unapproachable and distant person. That was in the first year of High School. She was my Literature teacher then. During my first year in school, she struck terror in my heart. And everyone else's of course. The mere mention of her name made the most unruly classes silent. The birds stopped screeching. Even the earth felt still. T
Frederick Douglass's writings reflected many American views that were
Frederick Douglass's writings reflected many American views that were
Frederick Douglass's writings reflected many American views that were influenced by national division. Douglass was a very successful abolitionist who changed America's views of slavery through his writings and actions. Frederick Douglass had many achievements throughout his life. Douglass was born a slave in 1817, in Maryland. He educated himself and became determined to escape the atrocities of slavery. Douglass attempted to escape slavery once, but failed. He later made a successful escape i
English 342
English 342
 English 342 Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie is a play that is very important to modern literature. Tennessee Williams describes four separate characters, their dreams, and the harsh realities they faced in the modern world. His setting is in St. Louis during the Depression-Era. The story is about a loving family that is constantly in conflict. To convey his central theme, Williams uses symbols. He also expresses his theme through the characters¹ incapability of living in the
Many adjectives have been used to describe the novels and plays of Gr
Many adjectives have been used to describe the novels and plays of Gr
Many adjectives have been used to describe the novels and plays of Graham Greene - timely, religious, melodramatic, even seedy (Graham Greene, A Collection of Critical Essays, back cover). Although this may not be entirely true in Greene*s other work, it is certainly true in his novel, The Quiet American. The Quiet American is judged as one of Greene*s entertainments that include comedies, spy fiction, and thrillers that take place in foreign countries (Introduction). According to World L
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
Great Expectations Great Expectations, authored by Victorian novelist Charles Dickens, is considered one of his finest works of literature. It was indicative of Dickens's strong feelings for injustices and poor conditions committed on women and children of that time. Through the main character, Pip, Dickens's demonstrated the compassion he felt for children. Most readers, like myself, are able to associate Pip's experiences with their own. Pip endeavored upon many things that I can see myself d
Grunge Literature
Grunge Literature
Grunge Literature Sources: The River Ophelia - Justine Ettler Marilyn's Almost Terminal New York Adventure - Justine Ettler Less Than Zero - Brett Easton Ellis American Psycho - Brett Easton Ellis What quality in a novel is it which prompts it to be labelled as grunge literature? And why do so many authors of books which fall into this genre object so strenuously to the label? Grunge is the literature and fiction of young people living in inner cities around the world, it is not a new genre a
Hawthornes Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables
Hawthornes Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables
Hawthorne’s Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables American Literature reflects life, and the struggles that we face during our existence. The great authors of our time incorporate life’s problems into their literature directly and indirectly. The stories themselves bluntly tell us a story, however, an author also uses symbols to relay to us his message in a more subtle manner. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book The House of Seven Gable’s symbolism is eloquently used to enhance the story being told,
Daniel Tortora
Daniel Tortora
Daniel Tortora Paper 4 Final Draft Heart of Darkness, a novel by Joseph Conrad, and Apocalypse Now, a movie by Francis Ford Coppola can be compared and contrasted in many ways. By focusing on their endings and on the character of Kurtz, contrasting the meanings of the horror in each media emerges. In the novel the horror reflects Kurtz tragedy of transforming into a ruthless animal whereas in the film the horror has more of a definite meaning, reflecting the war and all the barbaric fighting th
Hololiterature a Holographic Interpretation of the Scarlet Letter
Hololiterature a Holographic Interpretation of the Scarlet Letter
Hololiterature: a Holographic Interpretation of the Scarlet Letter Comprehension of anything requires a framework already in place in order to place it in out sphere of reference. Especially those that are fuzzy or difficult to nail down. The brain and the atom are not fully understood, but by comparing functions, structures, and similar operations to known items or concepts one can obtain a hold on the unknown and even extrapolate unknown processes from known ones. (For example, the brain is
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
Individualism and Belonging to the Family
Individualism and Belonging to the Family
Individualism and Belonging to the Family Anne Tyler's novels The Accidental Tourist and Searching for Caleb are concerned with the family and individualism. In the Accidental Tourist each character undergoes a transformation between individualism and belonging to his family. Individualism means isolation, while family means belonging. Searching for Caleb shows how rules can govern the family. However, in Tyler's Breathing Lessons, two characters are isolated in their own way, but find a way to
Essay on Inherit the Wind
Essay on Inherit the Wind
Essay on Inherit the Wind Dear members of the jury, I am here today to undo the wrong on behalf of this man. He was charged because he was thought to have taught religion in his grade 11 English class. But the question really is if he did teach religion to his class. Of course not! He knew the rules and regulations of the board of education and had no intention to break them and he did not. All he was doing was explaining literature to his grade 11 class. They're learning stories from around th
The Innocence Of The Child
The Innocence Of The Child
The Innocence Of The Child Many writers have found writing about the human psyche very interesting. The story, The Child by Tiger, by Thomas Wolf, is about an African American servant who initially seems to be very skilful and moral but who turns out to be very vengeful, eventually running around, shooting up the town. People can have a hidden side to them which can be brought out by the type of environment that he or she is placed in. Tears, Idle Tears, by Elizabeth Bowen, is about a young
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
Isolation and Emily Grierson A Deadly Combination
Isolation and Emily Grierson A Deadly Combination
Isolation and Emily Grierson: A Deadly Combination William Faulkner, one of the most famed writers of our times, explores in his writing the themes of alienation and isolation. He interweaves these themes with his female characters. In A Rose for Emily, Miss Emily Grierson is a woman who is alienated and lives in isolation from the people in her town. The theme of isolation is the focal point of the story, since it is what drove her to her madness. Faulkner’s theme of alienation comes up many t
JDSalinger
JDSalinger
J.D.Salinger Your Name COURSE TEACHER DATE I Think that J.D.Salinger is the most talented fiction writer in America.(Hyman, Edgar p.444) Salinger is an oddity, an obsessive, who commands respect..(Kazin, Alfred p.446) These are just a portion of endless quotes which describe Salinger's impact on typical modern day literature critic. Throughout his career he has turned the heads of many people and has been an inspirational writer for the generations with such books as The Catcher in the Ry
America America God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with bro
America America God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with bro
America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! -America the Beautiful, Katherine Lee Bates The growth of American Literature was further developed in the era of American Romanticism. In this period, stirrings of national consciousness appeared more and more strongly with the emergence of a truly American literature. During this time, as Americans began to understand the meaning of being American, they also began to grow culturally. Th
Jane Eyre The Feminist Tract
Jane Eyre The Feminist Tract
Jane Eyre, The Feminist Tract In 1837 critic Robert Southey wrote to Charlotte Bronte, Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be. The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it, even as an accomplishment and a recreation, (Gaskell 102). This opinion was not held by only one person, but by many. Indeed, it is this attitude, one that debases women and their abilities, to which Charlotte Bronte responds with Jane Eyre. The p
John Collier a contemporary English author was born in London England
John Collier a contemporary English author was born in London England
John Collier, a contemporary English author, was born in London, England on May 3,1901 and lived his last years in Palisades, California where he died of a stroke on April 6, 1980. Collier was a writer of the 1920’s era, educated in post-Victorian England, and according to Anthony Burgess in the London Times. He was known for literary allusiveness and quiet wit (Contemporary Authors 111). A collection of his most memorable works was published in 1972 entitled The John Collier Reader. His lite
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous Mrs. X Honors 12 3 February 1997 Jonathan Swift: Misguided and Incorrect Criticisms Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) is quite possibly the greatest satirist in the history of English literature, and is without question the most controversial. Infuriated by the moral degradation of society in the eighteenth century, Swift wrote a plethora of bitter pieces attacking man's excessive pride, and the critical reception has been one of very mixed reviews. While few question Swift's skill as a sati
Juvenalian and horatian Satire
Juvenalian and horatian Satire
Juvenalian and horatian Satire ³Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind of reception it meets in the world, and that so very few are offended with it.² Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Anglo-Irish satirist. The Battle of the Books, Preface (written 1697; published 1704). Satire is known as the literary style which makes light of a subject, diminishing its importance by placing it in an amusing or scorn
Ladies First
Ladies First
Ladies First Throughout history women have played important roles in society. Women have gone through much adversity to get where they are today. Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë are some the pioneers of women’s literature. Each shows their different aspects of a women’s role in society in their books Emma by Austen and Jane Eyre by Brontë. In both of these books the author shows how a woman deals with societies' norms, values, and manners. Jane Eyre is an orphaned daughter of a poor family. Sh
Lady Macbeth A Wife in Support of Her Husband
Lady Macbeth A Wife in Support of Her Husband
Lady Macbeth: A Wife in Support of Her Husband One of the main characters in Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, has been an object of intense criticism. Although sometimes regarded as cruel and vile, evidence exists that Shakespeare did not intend for her to be judged so harshly. By evaluating her character in relation to her actions, her overall relationship with Macbeth, and her death, we can see that Shakespeare quite possibly wanted Lady Macbeth to be judged in association with the actions of Macbeth.
Lesbian Poetry
Lesbian Poetry
Lesbian Poetry Since the beginning of time writers have expressed their deepest thoughts and desires through poetry. In poetry, writers have found that they can express a thought, a memory, a person, a landscape, etc. More often authors write about love, both physical and mental. Found in this genre of love is intimate imagery, suggestive language, and exotic fanticies. Most published love poems express love relationships between men and women but what most anthologies and collections leave out
Greg McGuigan
Greg McGuigan
Greg McGuigan 10/14/96 Life Is But A Choice Beginning with the time of birth until the time of death, people have to make choices everyday on how to achieve the goals in their lives. One can imagine life as a long winding road with millions of other roads branching off in many directions. The only problem is that life is too short to explore every single road. In addition, the essence of time will not allow anyone to go back to a road that was passed. Everyone must choose his/her own roads thro
Mitchell Hochberg
Mitchell Hochberg
Mitchell Hochberg English 1/11/96 Light and Darkness Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is one of the most analyzed and most discussed literary works in American literature and for good reason. Hawthorne’s ambiguity and his intense use of symbols have made this work incredibly complex and incredibly bothersome. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses many symbols to give insight into characters and promote his views on society. The scaffold scenes in The Scarlet Letter tell the re
The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great
The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great
The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great Our understanding of the literary achievements of King Alfred depend very much upon what we believe about his early education. If we are content to accept the stories of Asser, the famous biographer of Alfred, that he reached his twelfth birthday before he learned to read (Keynes 75), then we must reckon his literary career as a phenomenon which can only be described, not explained. Or, if that is not satisfactory, we may compare him in his ad
Literature and Life Of Human Bondage and Beyond
Literature and Life Of Human Bondage and Beyond
Literature and Life: Of Human Bondage and Beyond In the novel Of Human Bondage , the reader comes across a truly magnificent quote on page 627. This quote is: He had lived always in the future, and the present always, always had slipped through his fingers. In and of itself, this is a very powerful quote. However, it can be given even more power and significance if a person can relate this quote to their own life and experiences. I myself, after reading this quote, was instantly able to ident
Junior English Midterm
Junior English Midterm
Junior English Midterm “Literature Essay “A Street Car Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams Q: Discuss the theme of reality vs. illusion as it applies to this play. In Tennessee Williams play, “A Streetcar Named Rosie,” a major theme is reality vs. illusion. The theme deals with Stella’s reality and Blanche’s illusions, where Stella deals with her reality, Blanche creates illusions to forget hers. Stella’s reality belongs with Stanley, in their little apartment, with sex as their stronghold. Alt
DRAMA 3020CHILDERNS THEATER
DRAMA 3020CHILDERNS THEATER
DRAMA 3020/CHILDERN’S THEATER SCRIPT # 4 - 5 ? NONETRADITIONAL THEATER SCRIPT LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD; ADAPTED FROM A TREASURY OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AGE GROUP 9 -12 year old adopted by zohra alex nevin Cast of Characters: Mother Wolf Little Red Riding Hood Grandmother Wood cutter (EARLY ONE MORNING, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD’S MOTHER BAKED SOME CAKES AND OTHER SWEETS IN HER KITCHEN AS LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD WATCHED. SHE BACKED SOME CAKES AND BUTTER IN A SMALL BASKET AND ASKED LITTLE RED RIDING H
Look Homeward Angel
Look Homeward Angel
Look Homeward, Angel Oliver Gant was one of five children born of a Dutch mother and English father in America. As soon as he was old enough, he left his family and set out to see the world. Gant finally landed in Baltimore, where he worked as an apprentice to a headston carver. After apprenticing for five years, he moved South hoping for good opportunities and set up his own shop. He married there, but his wife died before they had been married long. Gant, looking for a better place to work, m
The venturesome novel Lord of the Flies is an enchanting audacious acc
The venturesome novel Lord of the Flies is an enchanting audacious acc
The venturesome novel, Lord of the Flies, is an enchanting, audacious account that depicts the defects of society as the incorrigible nature of individuals when they are immature and without an overlooking authority. The author of the novel, William Golding, was born in Britain, which accounts for the English, cultured characters in the novel. After studying science at Oxford University for two years, he changed his emphasis as a major to English literature. When World War II broke out in 1939,
The venturesome novel Lord of the Flies is an enchanting audacious acc
The venturesome novel Lord of the Flies is an enchanting audacious acc
The venturesome novel, Lord of the Flies, is an enchanting, audacious account that depicts the defects of society as the incorrigible nature of individuals when they are immature and without an overlooking authority. The author of the novel, William Golding, was born in Britain, which accounts for the English, cultured characters in the novel. After studying science at Oxford University for two years, he changed his emphasis as a major to English literature. When World War II broke out in 1939,
About the author
About the author
About the author Sir William Golding (1911-1993), was an English novelist who wrote exciting adventure stories who deal with the conflict between mind and instinct. William Gerald Golding was born in St. Columb Minor, in Cornwall. He was knighted in 1988. His novels are moral fables that reveal how dangerous and destructive human brings may be unless they are restrained by conscience. Golding won the 1983 Nobel Prize for literature. His most famous book, Lord of the flies tells of a group of
The Lord of the Flies
The Lord of the Flies
The Lord of the Flies The world had witnessed the atrocities of World War II and began to examine the defects of their social ethics. Man's purity and innocence was gone. Man's ability to remain civilized was faltering. This change of attitude was extremely evident in the literature of the age. Writers, who through the use of clever symbolism, mocked the tragedy of man's fate. One such writer was William Golding. An author who has seen the destruction of war and despises its inevitable return.
INNOCENCE VS EXPERIENCE
INNOCENCE VS EXPERIENCE
INNOCENCE VS. EXPERIENCE It is believed that the world exists in two fashions, innocence and experience. Neither can exist without its opposite. Innocence is where humans begin, and they must pass through experience on their way to heaven. One figure from turn-of-the-century literature are prime examples of innocence lost which characterize this idea. Maggie, author Stephen Crane's main character in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is a soul whose story shows the trauma of the loss of innocence th
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
A Reflection
A Reflection
A Reflection On Melville's Accomplishments Brad Jones Ms Carman Period 6 American Literature Mellville As an author Melville both courted failure and scorned success.(pg. 613, A Companion to Melville Studies). How many famous legends in time have existed to know no fame. How many remarkable artist have lived and died never receiving due credit for there work. Herman Melville is clearly an artist of words. Herman Melville is certainly a prodigy when it comes to writing. Herman Melville never r
How do textual features combine to convey a theme of the poem
How do textual features combine to convey a theme of the poem
How do textual features combine to convey a theme of the poem? Milton wrote extensively throughout his life, and studied literature profoundly. His cunningness and literary techniques were observed in all of his literature. However, at the prime of his life, his weak eyes gave as his intense work and studies caused his blindness. As a result of this tragedy, Milton created a sonnet about his blindness. He questioned the meaning of this tragedy, of the future, and God for his blindness within th
Moby Dick
Moby Dick
Moby Dick by Herman Melville by Cazi Brasga Honors English III 9/04/96 I. Biographical Insights A. The culture this great author was a part of was the time in American history where inspiring works of literature began to emerge. It was also a time when American writers had not completely separated its literary heritage from Europe, partly because there were successful literary genius’ flourishing there. B. Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819, he was the son of Allan and Maria Melville. Du