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The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930's live under. The novel tells of one families migration west to California through the great economic depression of the 1930's. The Joad family had to abandon their home and their livelihoods. They had to uproot and set adrift because tractors were rapidly industrializing their farms. The bank took possession of their land
The Absent Male in Little Women
The Absent Male in Little Women
The Absent Male in Little Women No gentlemen were admitted writes Louisa May Alcott in Little Women to describe the all-female private revue the March sisters perform. And as the novel progresses, one cannot help but wonder if this same sentiment does indeed echo throughout the novel, as male characters are conspicuously absent while all the pivotal parts are played by the women characters. This gender imbalance -- in that there are more female characters than male in Little Women -- is espec
Time to Kill
Time to Kill
Time to Kill Racism and Justice collide when the life of a ten-year-old black girl, Tonya Hailey, is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young white men , as they brutally beat and rape her. In John Grisham’s novel rape, racism, and justice all prevail throughout the story A Time to Kill. Carl Lee Hailey, the father of the ten-year-old child takes justice into his own hands by murdering his daughters assailants. As his young defense attorney struggles with the law to save his clients life,
Utopian SocietyThe utopian society in The Handmaids Tale by Margaret A
Utopian SocietyThe utopian society in The Handmaids Tale by Margaret A
Utopian SocietyThe utopian society in The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is very different from what most people would consider a utopian society. The power of this society rests upon a small percentage of the population. In this society, men are superior to the women. Women have virtually no rights or say in what goes on in their lives and women with rights are only a few. This society was created by a powerful few who were able to overthrow the government by killing the president and cong
Carson McCullers
Carson McCullers
Carson McCullers With poignant insight and compassion Carson McCullers (1917-1967) wrote of human loneliness, unfulfilled love, and the frailty of the human heart. Of all the characters in the work of Carson McCullers, the one who seemed to her family and friends to be most like the author herself was Frankie Addams: the vulnerable, exasperating, and endearing adolescent of The Member of the Wedding who was looking for the we of me. However, Carson once said that was, or became in the proces
The Catcher In The Rye
The Catcher In The Rye
The Catcher In The Rye The theme that the world has an outward appearance that seems fair and perfect but really theyre as Holden put it phonies. This is shown countless amount of times in his journey through New York and even before he left. The setting is in the 1950s; so Im pretty sure that he didnt encounter any transvestites, lesbians, or anything that extreme of phoniest. Or on the other hand he could have liked them for being as Elmemson said a none conformist. But I doubt it, he
Daisy's Love
Daisy's Love
Daisy's Love In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the character of Daisy Buchanan has many instances where her life and love of herself, money, and materialism come into play. Daisy is constantly portrayed as someone who is only happy when things are being given to her and circumstances are going as she has planned them. Because of this, Daisy seems to be the character that turns Fitzgerald's story from a tale of wayward love to a saga of unhappy lives. Fitzgerald portrays Daisy as a doo
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
The portrayal of women in the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude b
The portrayal of women in the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude b
The portrayal of women in the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Marquez and The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. The portrayal of women in the novels One Hundred years of Solitude and The House of the Spirits differs greatly. In One Hundred Years of Solitude empowerment comes only through age, for instance Ursula Iguaran, the matriarch of the Buendia family and to some extent Macondo, or through strength of sexuality, for instance Pilara Tenera the ‘sexual matriarch’ of
The Puritan Society in N Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
The Puritan Society in N Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
The Puritan Society in N. Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter In the introductory sketch to Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel the The Scarlet Letter, the reader is informed that one of the author's ancestors persecuted the Quakers harshly. The latter's son was a high judge in the Salem witch trials, put into literary form in Arthur Miller's The Crucible (Judge Hathorne appears there). We learn that Hawthorne feels ashamed for their deeds, and that he sees his ancestors and the Puritan society as a w
Beloved and Don Quixote: Similarities in Themes and Characters
Beloved and Don Quixote: Similarities in Themes and Characters
Beloved and Don Quixote: Similarities in Themes and Characters On reading Beloved by Toni Morrison and Don Quixote by Kathy Acker, there seem to be quite a few similarities in themes and characters contained in these texts, the most prevalent of which seems to be of love and language as a path to freedom. We see in Acker's Don Quixote the abortion she must have before she embarks on a quest for true freedom, which is to love. Similarly, in Morrison's Beloved, there is a kind abortion, the killi
The Grapes of Wrath: Symbols
The Grapes of Wrath: Symbols
The Grapes of Wrath: Symbols The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930's live under.   The novel tells of one families migration west to California through the great economic depression of the 1930's.  The Joad family had to abandon their home and their livelihoods.  They had to uproot and set adrift because tractors were rapidly industrializing their farms.  The bank took possession
Uses of Clothing in the Novel Their Eyes Were Watching God
Uses of Clothing in the Novel Their Eyes Were Watching God
Uses of Clothing in the Novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston In the novel Their Eyes were watching God Zora Neale Hurston portrays a woman named Janie's search for love and freedom. Janie, throughout the novel, bounces through three different marriages, with a brief stint at being a widow in between. Throughout these episodes, Hurston uses Janie`s clothing as a visual bookmark of where Janie is in her search for true love and how she is being influenced by those around her.
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Lennie and George migratory workers in the California fields
Lennie and George migratory workers in the California fields
Lennie and George, migratory workers in the California fields, cherish the dream of having a little farm of their own where as Lennie's refrain has it, they can Live of the fatta o' the land. George yearns for his own place where he could bring in his own crops instead of working for another. A place where he could get what comes up from the ground for himself. He wants the full reward of his own labor. He seeks independence, and to leave his dependent life completely. These two men seek a st
Visions of a Past Society
Visions of a Past Society
Visions of a Past Society In a world where society is disorganized, unhappy, and chaotic, it can be extremely difficult to provide an honest, and just law system. As a result, in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, people use their religion (Puritan), as judge, jury, and executioner. For some people, it can be very troublesome to live a normal life when you are surrounded by biased and chauvinistic men and women. In this story, Hester Prynne is a victim of her religion, and her fellow tow
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
Fulfilling a promise they had made to their mother
Fulfilling a promise they had made to their mother
Fulfilling a promise they had made to their mother, Addie, Cash, Darl, Jewel, Dewey Dell, and Vardaman, in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, journey across the Mississippi countryside to bring her body to be buried in Jefferson, alongside her immediate family. Each one, in turn, narrates the events of this excursion as they are perceived. Though all of the family members are going through the same experiences, each one expresses what they see and how they feel by exercising their individual po
Brave New World Essay
Brave New World Essay
Brave New World Essay By Aldous Huxley Prompt: Compare life as Huxley described it in the World State with life in the United States today. For more than half a century, science fiction writers have thrilled and challenged readers with visions of the future and future worlds. These authors offered an insight into what they expected man, society, and life to be like at some future time. A society can achieve stability only when everyone is happy, and the brave new world tries hard to ensure that
Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World out of fear of society's
Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World out of fear of society's
Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World out of fear of society's apparent lack of morals and corrupt behaviour during the roaring twenties. Huxley believed that the future was doomed to a non-individualistic, conformist society, a society void of the family unit, religion and human emotions. Throughout the novel, Huxley predicts many events for the future, most of which concentrate on a morally corrupt society. The most important of these predictions include: greater sexual freedom, over-population
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In the real world there exist many different people of different races
In the real world there exist many different people of different races
In the real world there exist many different people, of different races and ages, each one unique. Some live secluded lives with few friends and others live very rich and complex lives surrounded by friends and acquaintances. No matter what type of life is led it is human nature to adjust one's external personality to suit the specific situation, much like putting on and removing different masks. People tend to be polite and respectful to others in public even though they may not know the perso
March 9 1997
March 9 1997
March 9, 1997 History Honors Period 8 A Critique of Gone to Soldiers The novel Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy intricately weaves the lives of many different people into a connected series of individual plots that give the reader an exciting view of life during World War II. Piercy connects the lives of women and men, Jews and gentiles by using family ties and steamy love affairs. The people have dramatically different profiles, some are rich some are poor, some are Americans, some are French,
Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel
Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel
Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel Street It has been said about V.S. Naipaul's novel Miguel Street that One of the recurrent themes... is the ideal of manliness (Kelly 19). To help put into focus what manliness is, it is important to establish a definition for masculinity as well as its opposite, femininity. Masculinity is defined as Having qualities regarded as characteristic of men and boys, as strength, vigor, boldness, etc while femininity is defined as Having qua
A theme throughout Flaubert's Madame Bovary is escape versus confineme
A theme throughout Flaubert's Madame Bovary is escape versus confineme
         A theme throughout Flaubert's Madame Bovary is escape versus confinement. In the novel Emma Bovary attempts again and again to escape the ordinariness of her life by reading novels, having affairs, day dreaming, moving from town to town, and buying luxuries items. It is Emma's early education described for an entire chapter by Flaubert that awakens in Emma a struggle against what she perceives as confinement. Emma's education at the convent is perhaps the most significant development o
CHARACTERIZATION
CHARACTERIZATION
CHARACTERIZATION The main characters of DostoevskyÕs novel The Brothers Karamazov are, as the title suggests, the members of the Karamazov Òfamily,Ó if it can indeed be called such. The only things that the members of this family share are a name and the ÒKaramazov curse,Ó a legacy of base impulses and voluptuous lust. References to this tendency towards immorality are sprinkled heavily throughout the novel; phrases such as Òa brazen brow and a Karamazov conscience,Ó Òvoluptuary streak,Ó and ÒK
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
The Grapes of Wrath combines Steinbeck adoration of the land his simpl
The Grapes of Wrath combines Steinbeck adoration of the land his simpl
 The Grapes of Wrath combines Steinbeck adoration of the land, his simple hatred of corruption resulting from materialism (money) and his abiding faith in the common people to overcome the hostile environment.  The novel opens with a retaining picture of nature on rampage.  The novel shows the men and women that are unbroken by nature.  The theme is one of man verses a hostile environment.  His body destroyed but his spirit is not broken.  The method used to develop the theme of the novel is thr
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
Hester What a Change
Hester What a Change
Hester, What a Change! The Puritans came from England in the sixteen hundreds to break free from the laws and regulations made by the king of England. In the new world, they were able to practice their own form of religion. The Puritans believed in God and His laws. A Young Puritan’s Code was Being sensible, that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these resolutions so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ sake.
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
Joseph Andrews
Joseph Andrews
Joseph Andrews Joseph Andrews is a novel written in the middle eighteenth century by Henry Fielding. In this novel, Fielding talks of human nature and of the need for control of sexuality. He does not just come right out and say it, but instead expresses his concern through examples of the constant sexual advances through the entire novel, Mr. Wilson’s experiences, and the little self control people have in containing themselves properly. The most obvious example of the advances on Joseph, is m
English 1302
English 1302
English 1302 November 27, 1996 Mother To The Tribe Throughout time people have been questioning their society. Many wonder if the beliefs and customs of their culture are actually what is in the interest of themselves or even the masses. Times of hardship can create strong and powerful people to bring about change; however the means to achieve such is relevant to ones morals or ethics. For many would agree utilitarianism is the best route to take when trying to appease most individuals; however
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession
³It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife².(pg.1) The first sentence of Jane Austen¹s Pride and Prejudice is perhaps the most famous opening of all English comedies concerning social manners. It encapsulates the ambitions of the empty headed Mrs. Bennet, and her desire to find a good match for each of her five daughters from the middle-class young men of the family¹s acquaintance: ³The business of her life was to get he
Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities
Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities
Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities Resurrection is a powerful theme found throughout the plot of A Tale of Two Cities. Many of the characters in the novel are involved with the intertwining themes of love, redemption, and good versus evil. The theme of resurrection involves certain aspects of all of these themes and brings the story together. Dr. Manette is the first person to experience resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities. He is taken away from his pregnant wife and then imprisoned for eigh
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility 13 Feb. 1997 The topic of this paper is to distinguish the differences between sense and sensibility. Represented in Jane Austin’s novel by two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, the disposition of the two girls can be seen quite vividly. The two girls are accompanied by a mother, and many other well developed characters. One character questionable to the theme of the story is the youngest sister Margaret. Her personality if described would be more like that of her sister Maria
Gling through such things as the depression the Dust Bowl summers and
Gling through such things as the depression the Dust Bowl summers and
gling through such things as the depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included finding somewhere to travel to where life would be safe. Such is the story of the Joads. The Joads were the main family in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, a book which was written in order to show what a family was going through, at this time period, and how they were trying to better their lives at the same time. It wouldn’t be enough for Steinbeck to simply wr
Throughout history society has played an important role in forming the
Throughout history society has played an important role in forming the
Throughout history, society has played an important role in forming the value and attitudes of the population. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman are two novels which exemplify the negative effects of society’s influence. Both Elizabeth Bennet and Marian McAlpin are strong women who rebel against society’s influences in their lives. They refuse to accept the pre-set roles and identities handed to them. Both women realize that the individual’s needs are not
THE CAUSE OF DEATH271
THE CAUSE OF DEATH271
THE CAUSE OF DEATH(271) Erich Maria Remarque's ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT is a very interesting and true-to-heart novel based in the first world war where many men and women died because someone called them the enemy. The main character is Paul Baumer, a nineteen year old man who is swept into the war, along with his friends, not one day before he is out of school. They are sent to the front to protect the fatherland or Germany as it is called. Paul and his friends go from this idealist
I am very educated yet at the same time not too familiar with the prej
I am very educated yet at the same time not too familiar with the prej
I am very educated, yet at the same time, not too familiar with the prejudice that takes place in the novel The Color Purple, by Alice Walker. First of all, this book mainly focuses on prejudice toward black women in the early 1900’s. Although blacks were free and women had a little more power than before, the black woman of America were still looked down on as being servants to their black men. Next, the prejudice in this book was mainly caused by history. In the past, blacks were slaves and t
The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desp
The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desp
The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930's live under. The novel tells of one families migration west to California through the great economic depression of the 1930's. The Joad family had to abandon their home and their livelihoods. They had to uproot and set adrift because tractors were rapidly industrializing their farms. The bank took possession of their land because the owners c
A saint can be defined as one of Gods chosen usually Christian people
A saint can be defined as one of Gods chosen usually Christian people
A saint can be defined as one of God’s chosen, usually Christian people. A brave person can be defined as someone who has allot of courage. In the novel The Power And The Glory, the whiskey priest states that he isn’t a saint and not even a brave man. Greene shows this was an accurate statement when he talks about the fact that the whiskey priest was an alcoholic, also that the whiskey priest lets himself commit a mortal sin. Greene shows this was an inaccurate statement because the priest does
You are the curse the corruption of the land With these words Tiresias
You are the curse the corruption of the land With these words Tiresias
`You are the curse, the corruption of the land!’. With these words, Tiresias, a blind prophet in `Oedipus The King’ set the actions in play that would turn king to beggar within the day. Prophecy and foreshadowing is an important part of playwriting, and adds an element of suspense that is not possible any other way. Whether it be the witches of MacBeth, the ramblings of Tiresias in Oedipus: The King, and Antigone, or whether it is the unrealized foreshadowing by Figaro in `The Marriage of Figa
Reading provides an escape for people from the ordinariness of everyda
Reading provides an escape for people from the ordinariness of everyda
         Reading provides an escape for people from the ordinariness of everyday life. Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, dissatisfied with their lives pursued their dreams of ecstasy and love through reading. At the beginning of both novels Anna Karenina and Emma Bovary made active decisions about their future although these decisions were not always rational. As their lives started to disintegrate Emma and Anna sought to live out their dreams and fantasies through reading. Reading served as mor
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
Trainspotting
Trainspotting
Trainspotting A Novel By Irvine Welsh Trainspotting is a captivating story of the random events that occur during a critical time in a group of Scottish junkies¹ lives. Irvine Welsh illustrates the confusion, anger and turmoil many heroin addicts are subjected to and what happens once they try to quit. The story is centered around Mark Renton, an ordinary twenty-two year old who was raised by a loving mother and father. He has two brothers: one was catatonic and the other was an overachiever. T
Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bronte was a novel filled
Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bronte was a novel filled
Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bronte, was a novel filled with many emotions and activity. Her characters represent an on going conflict between love and hate. Upon the publication of the book articles and reviews were written regarding Brontes novel. Following her death some of these were recovered such as the following written January 15 1848: In Wuthering Heights the reader is shocked, disgusted, almost sickened by details of cruelty, inhumanity and the most diabolical hate and vengean
I have a different concept of producing than
I have a different concept of producing than
³I have a different concept of producing than other producers. Some producers are money men, and others are just lieutenants. For me to produce is to make a picture. As a producer, I can maintain an editorial perspective that I wouldn¹t have as a director. I consider myself first a creative producer, then a showman and then a businessman. You need all three things to succeed in the business today.² -David O. Selznick The film Since You Went Away was released in 1944. This epic film attempted to
Who doesn't know of John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men I
Who doesn't know of John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men I
Who doesn't know of John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men? It is a novel that almost everyone educated in the United States has either read it or pretended to read it. But how many have seen the 1992 film Of Mice and Men? The relative obscurity of 1992 screen version of this timeless drama does not mean that it was poorly done. Just the contrary is true, it is one of the best film adaptations of a novel that I have seen. The novel and the film are very similar. The Steinbeck's nove
Ray Romeo
Ray Romeo
Ray Romeo Film as Lit. Strojan and Ward Paper #1 My Brilliant Career Paralells in My Brilliant Career Obtaining ones goals in life is not an easy task. There are many obstacles that can prohibit one from doing so. What separates the weak from the strong? The ability to overcome the obstacles and reach your goal. This was most evident in the movie, My Briiliant Career, it is a stunning example of how one can go through trials and tribulations and still be successful. The parallel between the mov