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Lewis Harry Sinclair 1885-1951 American novelist whose naturalistic
Lewis Harry Sinclair 1885-1951 American novelist whose naturalistic
Lewis, (Harry) Sinclair (1885-1951), American novelist, whose naturalistic style and choice of subject matter was much imitated by later writers. He replaced the traditionally romantic and complacent conception of American life with one that was realistic and even bitter. Lewis was born in Sauk Center, Minnesota, on February 7, 1885, and was educated at Yale University. From 1907 to 1916 he was a newspaper reporter and a literary editor. In Main Street (1920) Lewis first developed the theme tha
Sinful Acts
Sinful Acts
Sinful Acts In Fire from Heaven, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Flea, the authors take a stance on men and women committing sinful acts and using it as a main position in their work. They write from a very religious perspective which is probably due to the time period in which their work was written about. They develop this idea in very different perspectives to get their point across. They express this position vividly throughout their work. David Underdown didn't live in this time period, bu
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight utilizes the convention of the French-
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight utilizes the convention of the French-
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight utilizes the convention of the French-influenced romance. What sets this work apart from regular Arthurian or chivalric romances is the poet’s departure from this convention. The clearest departure takes place at the resolution of the piece as the hero, Sir Gawain, is stricken with shame and remorse rather than modest knightly pride, even after facing what appears to be certain death and returning to his king alive and well. Although this manner of closure would
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
The main quality of literature in our society is its ability to entert
The main quality of literature in our society is its ability to entert
The main quality of literature in our society is its ability to entertain the masses. Some authors use horror and mystery to keep their reader’s attention. Stephen King is the epitome of horror writers. In writing horror mystery novels, Stephen King utilizes small towns, a unique writing style, and people's inherent fears to scare the pants off his readers. Fear is the basis for nearly all horror fiction, especially in Stephen King's novels. Everybody goes to horror movies, reads horror novels
Every piece of literature that has been written uses words which have
Every piece of literature that has been written uses words which have
Every piece of literature that has been written uses words, which have concrete meaning in everyday life. As a result of that it cannot ever be completely abstract. Theme is what sustains its link with living, by giving it a topic or idea that extends it beyond the aesthetic, and unites it with the preoccupation of humanity. A work can have one theme or many, and Margaret Laurence's and Davies Robertson's essential humanism makes it very inevitable that in this respect their novels are multifac
Student's Rights
Student's Rights
Student's Rights by Q.T.M. McConnell Are you in the mood for some good reading? The other day I was in the Guidance Office looking for guidance when I saw an unassuming three page packet. Having nothing else to do, I picked one up and began reading. I learned that the name of this little manual is the Student's Rights and Responsibilities Bill. I thought to myself, my, what a great place is La Follette, that I can simply walk into my guidance office and learn my rights as a student. But wait,
Symbol Use Within Two Short Stories
Symbol Use Within Two Short Stories
Symbol Use Within Two Short Stories The authors, Shirley Jackson and Nathaniel Hawthorne, both frequently use symbols within their stories The Lottery and Young Goodman Brown. Symbols are utilized as an enhancement tool to stress the theme of each story. Hawthorne uses names and objects to enhance the theme, and Jackson mainly utilizes names to stress the theme, although she does have one object as a symbol of great importance to the theme. The stories both contain symbols describing evil.
British Literature
British Literature
British Literature Matt Gordon 9-22-96 Symbolism In The Scarlet Letter Symbolism in literature is the deepness and hidden meaning in a piece of work. It is often used to represent a moral or religious belief or value. Without symbolism literature is just a bunch of meaningless words on paper. The most symbolic piece of work in American Literature is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne’s use of symbolism in The Scarlet Letter is one of the most significant contributions to the ri
SYNTHESIS
SYNTHESIS
SYNTHESIS Literature is a diverse and bountiful area of intelligence where many ideas, ideals, and dreams can come about. Writings have come from as far back as the time of Jesus to whatever was produced yesterday. People have written superior works that can inspire, lead, and in the end, produce. Shakespear, Descartes, Voltaire, Shelly, the list goes on. Twenty-eight themes are said to apply to all types of literature. Any one of these themes is said to describe one, some, or all works done in
Analysis of The Tell-Tale Heart
Analysis of The Tell-Tale Heart
Analysis of The Tell-Tale Heart Point of view is important to any story, because it can help create the mood, and setting of a piece. The Tell- Tale Heart is a good example of this. In The Tell-Tale Heart Poe uses first person point of view to create suspense and tension, while letting the reader try to discover the thoughts of the narrator. Throughout the story, Poe is careful how he portrays his words. The way he does portray them creates a sense of suspense that makes you feel as if yo
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: A Reaction, Assessment of Literary Value, Biography of the Author, and Literary Critism Tennessee Williams's play A Streetcar Named Desire contains more within it's characters, situations, and story than appears on its surface. As in many of Williams's plays, there is much use of symbolism and interesting characters in order to draw in and involve the audience. The plot of A Streetcar Named Desire alone does not captivate the audience. It is William
Tennyson as a Victorian
Tennyson as a Victorian
Tennyson as a Victorian The Victorian age was an age where many changes occurred socially, economically, and industrially. People began to explore into areas such as the earth, the human body, and how to benefit the daily lives of individuals. English literature was also something that was beginning to be developed. Historically, it began when Queen Victoria was anointed to the thrown in 1837 and brought a new prosperity to England. She held the throne for 63 years which is the longest monarch
Through their writing Karl Marx and Matthew Arnold show their opposing
Through their writing Karl Marx and Matthew Arnold show their opposing
Through their writing, Karl Marx and Matthew Arnold show their opposing views on the importance of internal and external functions of culture. In the first chapter of Culture and Anarchy, Sweetness and Light, Arnold describes culture as being responsible for the progress of politics and society and as the best knowledge and thought of the time (19). Matthew Arnold’s culture is based on two main aspects, religion and education. Karl Marx, however, strongly contrasts Arnold’s ideas. Marx view
The masculine dismissal of a women's quest
The masculine dismissal of a women's quest
The masculine dismissal of a women's quest A quest is a tale that celebrates how one can cleverly and resolutely rise superior to all opposition. Yet as fresh prospectives on history now suggest, in this search for freedom and order, the masculine craving for adventure, demanded restrictions upon women, forcing her into deeper confinement, even within her limited province. Thus the rights of a man are separated by the expectancies of a woman. Each subsequent story deals with a search for truth
James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of com
James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of com
James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of complex themes developed through frequent allusions to classical mythology. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus serves as a structuring element in the novel, uniting the central themes of individual rebellion and discovery, producing a work of literature that illuminates the motivations of an artist, and the development of his individual philosophy. James Joyce chose the name Stephen Dedalus to link his hero with the mythical Greek
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner From my mother's sleep I fell into the State, And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze. Six miles from Earth, loosed rom its dream of life. I woke to the black flak and the nightmare fighters. When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose. The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrell is a poem about a soldier dying in the ball turret of a fighter plane during what was most likely World War II. The poem tells of the fear of you
Exhausted Kendra leaned back against the tree The quiet of the night s
Exhausted Kendra leaned back against the tree The quiet of the night s
Exhausted, Kendra leaned back against the tree. The quiet of the night surrounded her, and in the distance she could see a small orange glow here and there of fires set by those who had been forced to leave their homes and set up camp in this park. She closed her eyes, rested her arms on her knees, and put her head down on her arms, cushioned by the sweatshirt she wore. The sweatshirt smelled of fresh air and smoke. She pulled the sleeves down over her cold hands. She sat like that for a while,
The Enlightenment and the Role of the Philosophes
The Enlightenment and the Role of the Philosophes
The Enlightenment and the Role of the Philosophes The Enlightenment is a name given by historians to an intellectual movement that was predominant in the Western world during the 18th century. Strongly influenced by the rise of modern science and by the aftermath of the long religious conflict that followed the Reformation, the thinkers of the Enlightenment (called philosophes in France) were committed to secular views based on reason or human understanding only, which they hoped would provide
Casey OchsOchs1
Casey OchsOchs1
Casey Ochs Ochs1 Ms. Miller The Fall of the House of Usher The Fall of the House of Usher is acclaimed as one of Edgar Allan Poe's greatest works. Poe uses Symbolism and analogies in both characters and setting to tell this gothic tale of death and downfall. He often drew apoun memory for the setting of his stories. He combines atmosphere and analogy to form the setting which provokes to the reader a sense of insufferable gloom. Too much of the horror has been attributed to its setting. But the
There's a divinity that shapes our ends rough hew them how we will T
There's a divinity that shapes our ends rough hew them how we will T
There's a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will. These words from Hamlet are echoed, even more pessimistically, in Shakespeare's later play, The Tragedy of King Lear where Gloucester says: Like flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport. In Lear, the characters are subjected to the various tragedies of life over and over again. An abundance of cyclic imagery in Lear shows that good people are abused and wronged regardless of their own noble de
The Fear of Science
The Fear of Science
The Fear of Science To live in the today's world is to be surrounded by the products of science. For it is science that gave our society color television, the bottle of aspirin, and the polyester shirt. Thus, science has greatly enhanced our society; yet, our society are still afraid of the effect of science. This fear of science can be traced back to the nineteenth century where scientist had to be secretative in experimenting with science. Although science did wonders in the nineteenth centur
The Flying Men
The Flying Men
The Flying Men Who knows when a human first dreamed of flying like a bird . It is important to recognize flying, its effect on people and their communication has changed because of flight. I believe that the invention of airplanes just enhanced the way people communicate and how they relate. Literature as a form of communication, was one of the many things that was only improved by the invention of the airplane, because of several reasons. Who invented the airplane? Orville Wright (1871 - 1948)
Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of t
Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of t
Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of their choosing into their reader. This is often a philosophy derived at from their own personal experiences. John Steinbeck is no exception to this. When traveling through his native Californian in the mid-1930s, Steinbeck witnessed people living in appalling conditions of extreme poverty due to the Great Depression and the agricultural disaster known as the Dust Bowl. He noticed that these people received no aid whatsoever fr
The Gruesomeness of World War I
The Gruesomeness of World War I
The Gruesomeness of World War I poetry explication(rewrite) 1222 words Greater Love is a poem about the painful memories experienced by Wilfred Owen in World War I. These memories seem to overshadow the memories he has for his love. All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel whcich is also about World War I. The description of the war is similar in both works. Experiencing the terrors of war changed the outlook Owen has on life, and this poem describes his new outlook. The theme of Greater Lo
The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and gr
The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and gr
The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and great tragedies. The biggest tragedy that he faced had to be the fire bombing of Dresden in World War II. This is the topic of his book Slaughterhouse-Five. The book talks about one of Vonnegut's friends who slips in and out of reality, having flashbacks of the experience at Dresden. Kurt Vonnegut was born in November of 1922 in Indianapolis. This is where he eventually met and married Jane Cox. Vonnegut's life has been a strug
Gail Allem
Gail Allem
Gail Allem Judi Slover ENC 1102 February 22, 1996 The Lost Trees The double shame in man's war against man is the residual effect on nature; an innocent , helpless bystander. The sense of potential devastation is the prevailing tone throughout the poem, Gathered by the River, by Denise Levertov. The spoliation caused by nuclear war is not limited to the loss of human lives. Nature can take a comparable amount of time to recover from a nuclear holocaust. The impact of war victims to humankind
The Mask of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe
The Mask of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe
The Mask of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe Thesis: Poe uses symbolism to unfold this gripping tale of terror. I. The first symbol in the story is the name of the Prince himself, Prince Prospero. II. The ebony clock is another major symbol within this tale. III. The black room is the most prominent symbol in the story but is not clear until the end. The mood of this story is set as a description of the Red Death is laid out for the reader. The ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country. No p
The Millers Tale and The Reves Tale from The Canterbury Tales are
The Millers Tale and The Reves Tale from The Canterbury Tales are
The Miller’s Tale and The Reve’s Tale from The Canterbury Tales are very closely related. They both deal with the relationship between a jealous man, his wife, and a young scholar(s), and they both are immoral stories that contain sex and violence. This proves that the Miller and the Reeve are two very corrupt individuals. However, these tales also share some differences. For instance, the main character in The Reeve’s Tale is a Miller, while the main character in The Miller’s Tale is a
The short story writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen
The short story writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen
The short story writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen Poe. After reading one of his works in class, I realized that his mysterious style of writing greatly appealed to me. Although many critics have different views on Poe's writing style, I think that Harold Bloom summed it up best when he said, Poe has an uncanny talent for exposing our common nightmares and hysteria lurking beneath our carefully structured lives. ( 7) For me, this is done through his use of setting and narr
The Need for Federal Government
The Need for Federal Government
The Need for Federal Government Involvement in Education Reform by ____________ Political Science 2301 Federal and State Government OVERVIEW For centuries, generations of families have congregated in the same community or in the same general region of the country. Children grew up expecting to earn a living much like their fathers and mothers or other adults in their community. Any advanced skills they required beyond the three R's (Readin', Ritin' and Rithmatik) were determined by the local co
Survey of American Literature
Survey of American Literature
Survey of American Literature November 13, 1996 THE NEW LAND OF NEW IDEAS The 18th century Americans turned their backs on the old ideas of the Puritans. The Puritans believed in the population acting within the religious ways of the times. The 18th century population turned their lifestyles to a lifestyle of self interest. This lifestyle was dedicated to the goal of obtaining wealth and prestige among the community. DeCrevecouer writes: He is arrived on a new continent; a modern society offers
For a short story to be effective it must be able to produce high leve
For a short story to be effective it must be able to produce high leve
For a short story to be effective, it must be able to produce high levels of intensity, emotion and drama. To do this, it must convey a great deal of information in a short space of time. As a result, the short story usually leaves a great deal of its content open to interpretation and examination by the reader. Also, the denouements of short stories frequently remain inconclusive and unfulfilled. Together, these attributes add to the action and intriguing character of this genre of literature.
In John Steinbeck's The Pearl a destitute pearl diver finds a giant pe
In John Steinbeck's The Pearl a destitute pearl diver finds a giant pe
In John Steinbeck's The Pearl, a destitute pearl diver finds a giant pearl with which he hopes to buy peace and happiness for his family. Instead, he learns that the valuable pearl can not buy happiness but only destroy his simple life. Throughout the fable, there is a constant theme woven through the characters and setting which encompasses the struggle among social classes to become successful. Steinbeck, a novelist known for his realistic depictions of life, portrays this motif through Kino,
William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential En
William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential En
William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential English romantic poets. In the preface of his book, Lyrical Ballads, published in 1798, Wordsworth declared that poetry should contain language really used by men. This idea, and many of his others, challenged the old eighteenth-cuntury idea of formal poetry and, therefore, he changed the course of modern poetry (Wordsworth, William DISCovering). Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, England, to John, a prominent aristocrat, and
The Point of Point of View
The Point of Point of View
The Point of Point of View Point of view is an essential element to consider when reading literature of any kind. How an author chooses to tell a story, directly affects how and what the reader sees and feels. Most authors write their stories with a certain point of view in order to keep the reader interested and to help them better understand the characters and their situations. In Truman Capote’s, My Side of the Matter, and John Cheever’s, Five-Forty-Eight, these reasons are the basis for
During the eighteenth century there was an incredible upheaval of
During the eighteenth century there was an incredible upheaval of
During the eighteenth century there was an incredible upheaval of commercialization in London, England. As a result, English society underwent significant, “changes in attitude and thought”, in an attempt to obtain the dignity and splendor of royalty and the upper class (McKendrick,2). As a result, English society held themselves in very high regards, feeling that they were the elite society of mankind. In his novel, Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift satirizes this English society in many ways
THE SCARLET LETTER
THE SCARLET LETTER
THE SCARLET LETTER Since the dawn of time people have read, studied andenjoyed books in which the hero or heroes fall from grace.No matter who those heroes are- the human race in The Bible,the demon prince Lestat in Anne Rice's Vampire Chroniclesor a certain Thane of Cawdor in Macbeth- sin plays a greatpart in all of their downfalls and subsequent ressurections.And the three main characters in Hawthorne's The ScarletLetter-Dimmesdale, Chillingsworth, and Hester Prynne- are no different.
Genji Monogatari is the greatest single work in Japanese literature It
Genji Monogatari is the greatest single work in Japanese literature It
Genji Monogatari is the greatest single work in Japanese literature. It provides us with an informative look into the court life of the Heian Period, as well as give us a wealth of vivid characterizations along the way to developing the lineage of the hero, Genji. The reason for its being qualified as a classic is not the fact that it was the first novel, or its twisting plot line. It is Murasaki’s subtle insights into the medieval Japanese way of life and thought that give this novel its immor
Koch 1
Koch 1
Koch 1 Jason Koch 1302 A Schonberg November 15, 1995 The Tragedy of One Man Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman can be seen as an eulogy of a dreamer, which depicts one man's tragic life and death as he tries to bring his family into grace. Miller does, however, also uses this play to express underlying themes and ideas. Reading Death of a Salesman from the starting point of a Marxist results in the perception that miller uses his play as a means to demonstrate the effects of a changing capital
The Transcendence Of Frogs and Ourang-Outangs
The Transcendence Of Frogs and Ourang-Outangs
The Transcendence Of Frogs and Ourang-Outangs Hop-Frog!, I will make a man of you. In Edgar Allen Poe's short story Hop Frog, the title character Hop-Frog is able to transcend the limitations of his physical body, in ways the King and his seven ministers are unable. Hop-Frog has multiple examples of the transcendence of man, and the inability of man to transcend. The most prominent of these points are: 1. By overcoming the limitations of his, Hop-Frog's, physical body he is able to transc
Valencic 1
Valencic 1
Valencic 1 Trials and hearings take place frequently in our society today. In a trial, it is the job of two lawyers to persuade a jury to see a situation a certain way, regardless if it is the right way, the truthful way, or if it is even the way they themselves see it. It is then the jury's obligation, after listening to both sides of the story, to make a decision based on the evidence presented, and in most cases, the evidence is either not presented in its entirety or overwhelmingly slanted
There is no avoiding war it can only be postponed Machiavelli Indeed
There is no avoiding war it can only be postponed Machiavelli Indeed
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed... (Machiavelli) Indeed, this is true, as war has been a part of human culture since the beginning of time. Battles will be fought and wars will wage on; there is nothing that can be done. No matter how many pacts are signed, no matter how extraordinary the leader is, and no matter what race or religion, fighting is as unavoidable as the plague. The Renaissance brought tremendous enlightenment and development across Europe. Individuals were b
Title The Witching Hour
Title The Witching Hour
Title: The Witching Hour Author: Anne Rice Copyright Date: 1990 Number of Page Read: 1043 Three main elements classify the genre: Gothic, Mystery, and Romance. I classify Gothic novels as stories pertaining to a dismal atmosphere, such as Edgar Allan Poe’s literature. . Lovers who unlock thirteen generation’s of Mayfair family secrets and incest; discovering that their intervention becomes a more complex-intertwining destiny. Our Antagonist Michael Curry, a 48-year old Irish man who had lost hi
Despite the three Pulitzer prizes awarded him Thornton Wilder may very
Despite the three Pulitzer prizes awarded him Thornton Wilder may very
Despite the three Pulitzer prizes awarded him, Thornton Wilder may very well [have turned] out to be one of the few enduring writers of our time...There have been countless other authors who in his day have been far more discussed. That was inevitable for a man who has neither hastened to follow nor troubled to oppose the current mode, who has gone his own way, and who has clearly never sought the popularity which has periodically been his (Unger 355). The key to his significance is his extra
The Tower of Babel
The Tower of Babel
The Tower of Babel Racialism--a doctrine or teaching, without scientific support, that claims to find racial differences in character, intelligence, etc., that asserts the superiority of one race over another or others. Throughout time, conflicts between contrasting races and cultures have been apparent. From the racial tension between blacks and whites to the persecution of the Jewish by the Nazis, one common ideal has been sought after over and over from the beginning to the end of time. This
Gibson 1
Gibson 1
Gibson 1 Khristy Gibson Mrs. B. Williams Advanced English IV 2 February 1997 How Literature was Affected in the Victorian Age The Year 1837 was very significant. It was not only the year that Queen Victoria acceded the throne, but also the year that a new literary age was coined. The Victorian Age, more formally known, was a time of great prosperity in Great Britain’s literature(Keach 608). The Victorian Age produced a variety of changes. Political and social reform produced a variety of readin
Victorian literature
Victorian literature
Victorian literature The first decades (1830s to 1860s) of Queen Victoria's reign produced a vigorous and varied body of literature that attempted to come to terms with the current transformations of English society, but writers in the latter decades (1870s to 1900) withdrew into AESTHETICISM, a preoccupation with sensation as an end in itself. Confronted by the shift from an agricultural to an industrial urban society and troubled by the erosion of traditional religious beliefs, the early Vict
If I were asked who my favourite Western Zen philosopher was without a
If I were asked who my favourite Western Zen philosopher was without a
If I were asked who my favourite Western Zen philosopher was, without any hesitation, I would declare it to be Henry David Thoreau. Although he knew in translation the religious writings of the Hindus, it may be unlikely that Henry David Thoreau ever studied the teachings of the Zen Masters. Even then, the insight within his own personal writings would irrefutably make him master of his own temple. The wisdom found within Thoreau's Walden can be clarified through Zen Buddhist beliefs and ideas
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman Walt Whitman, a famous American poet, was born on May 31, 1819 in the West Hills of Long Island, New York. His mother’s name was Loisia Van Velsor, of Dutch descent., and amazingly could not read very well, if at all. His dad was an English carpenter who probably could not read his son’s poetry. His parent’s family consisted of nine children, four of whom had disabilities. His start in literature came when, at the age of 12, he was withdrawn from school to work as a printer. At thi