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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
This is no fantasy. This is no fallacious delusion of a sick, twisted mind. This is the honest-to-God truth. I love horror novels. Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe are my idols. Perhaps having these two, demented madmen as my personal mentors sounds sick, but I tend to think as they do. Most of my writings are short stories of horror (usually about the length of Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart and The Masque of the Red Death). My friends often ask me four questions: Why do you not publish some o
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
novels. Throughout Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness the importance of restraint is greatly stressed. This being the restraint to remain human and maintain sanity. In Heart of Darkness, Marlow was able to remain his restriant despite how difficult it was for him. He was always surrounded by cannibals and constant chaos. On the other hand, Kurtz was unable to keep his restriant, as a result he lost his humanity and sanity, and eventually died because of it. In Lord of the Flies, Ralph is a
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
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Kurt Vonnegut Jr., was born November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana(Dictionary of Literary Biography). Kurt is often known for his science-fiction writing. He often uses space travel and technology within his novels (World Book Encyclopedia). Vonnegut attended Cornell University from 1940 to 1942. Next, he attended the University of Chicago from 1945 to 1947. He was awarded a masters degree in 1971 in anthropology. Also in 1945, he was wed to Jane Marie Cox. Kurt and Jane
Something about Charles Dickens and his ability to take his reader to unbelievable places with his imaginative powers allows him the honor of being the most popular English novelist of the 19th century. Dickens has thrilled his readers for many years with his down-to-earth stories about real people forced into real situations. Charles Dickens has the ability to tell his stories from personal experiences. He fine-tuned his ability to tell his own story through the life of another character or ca
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 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 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
Simon, the Christ Figure References to various religions in novels are made to help the author illustrate to the reader the situation in which he has placed his characters. In The Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses biblical allusion to enhance the reader's perspective on the story. In events and metaphors, the character Simon stands out as the Christ figure, and the Beast plays the part of the Devil. As Simon is out walking, he comes across a group of small children trying to reach fruit h
2/22/97 Madame Bovary - Timed Writing question: Select a moment or scene in a novel that you find especially memorable. Write an essay in which you identify the line or the passage, explain its relationship to the work in which it is found, and analyze the reasons for its effectiveness. The novel Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert has many lessons hidden in seemingly ordinary dialogue, or scenes in the text. One of the most memorable and powerful passages contains what is a veritable moral of th
Madame Bovary From earliest infancy, an individual’s character is molded by experience. In Gustave Flaubert’s novel entitled Madame Bovary, Emma’s unorthodox behavior during her married life can be attriuted to the illusions she maintained about life during her girlhood. These, combined with her father’s disinterest in her mental happiness become the force which eventually leads Emma Bovary to commit suicide. When she was 13 years old, Pere Rouault took his daughter, Emma, to town to put her in
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
Rubin Shah Dr. Vinetta Bell Adv. English 11 (H) February 18, 1997 MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN & THE GREAT GATSBY Moral Development, according to the Webster's dictionary means an improvement or progressive procedure taken to be a more ethical person, and to distinctly differentiate between right and wrong. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Great Gatsby, both pose as pieces of literature that vividly portray moral development through the narrator's point of v
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
Nellie McClung Helen Nellie Laetitia Mooney was born October 20, 1873 in a log cabin on Garafraxa Road, two kilometers from Chatsworth, Ontario. She and her family moved to Manitoba when she was six years old. One of Nellie's best influences was her mother. Her family's influence was no doubt the reason she became an activist. Her mother thought that every child had the right to an education, and her whole family encouraged her to learn all she could. (9, Wright) Nellie at age ten, went to sc
Make this field active and press CTRL-V Book Review Name of Book: Nemesis Author: Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Petrovichi, Russia. When he was three years of age, his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Asimov turned to full time writing in 1958. This accomplished writer is best known for his novels dealing with science fiction. However, his works extend to other subjects. These include humour, mystery, history, and some volumes involving the Bible and
Of Mice and Men Mini-Critique John Steinbeck was born in Salinas California on February 27, 1902. His mother was a school teacher in the public school in Salinas. Steinbeck grew up in the beautiful Salinas Valley which furnished most of the material for his novels. His mother read to him, at an early age, famous literature of the world which planted a seed in his imagination. He entered Stanford in 1920, remaining there until 1925 but never graduating. In 1930 Steinbeck married Carol Henning. S
Of Mice and Men The story Of Mice and Men is one of the most well known novels throughout the world. This very popular book is a favorite of many people. So many people can remember the name Lennie. I will explain some of the important factors as well as details in this story. One of the more memorable characters is definitely George Milton. He is Lennie's best friend. George is the kind of guy who will protect Lennie from anybody. He is a nice guy as long as you are nice to him and Lennie. Geo
On the Island Section B: Essay As we approach the 21st century our lives are changing dramatically. With the aid of computers and robots much of what used to be tedious labour is done automatically. Our modern society now allows us to dedicate more of our time to our families and our friends. Unfortunately many people do not realize the benefits of a closely connected family. Once they have grown up, the love for their parents diminishes slowly until the relationship becomes nothing more than a
Oppression In the two novels, Master Harold...and the boys and the boys, and Like Water for Chocolate, there are many symbolic similarities. In both books there are acts where individuals strongly oppressed, or discriminated against. Although the individuals are being oppressed for different reasons their emotions are shattered deeply. In Athol Fugard's book Master Harold and the boys, an older man is discriminated against by a younger child only because the older man is black and the child is
Persuasion Jane Austen's Persuasion depicts a young woman's struggles with love, friendship and family. Anne Elliot who is pretty, intelligent and amiable, had some years before been engaged to a young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but had been persuaded by her trusted friend Lady Russell to break off the engagement, because of his lack of fortune and a misunderstanding of his easy nature. The breach had brought great unhappiness to Anne. Pre-Victorian England offers a romantic and whimsi
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
The identity of Thomas Pynchon is as elusive as the sticky, complex webs of meaning woven into his prose. As America's most famous hidden author, Pynchon produces works which simultaneously deal with issues of disappearance and meaning, of identity and nothingness in a fashion that befuddles some and delights others. He speaks to the world from his invisible pulpit, hiding behind a curtain of anonymity that safely disguises his personality from the prying eyes of critics and fans alike. Witho
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been labelled a masterpiece, and perhaps even one of the greatest novels of all time. In order to be revered as a classic, a novel must have one or more qualities that place it above the rest. One of The Great Gatsby's best qualities is Fitzgerald's incredible use of realism. This realism is evident in the development of plot, setting, and characters throughout the novel. The Great Gatsby is well known for its deeply entangled plots and sub-plots. At f
Remember Me by Christopher Pike I have been interested in novels by Christopher Pike since I first discovered one of his works. I find his stories very concentrated of deep concepts and meaning. I recently discovered that to find the vast intellect to something, the reader has to look at it more than once. The first book in his series, Remember Me, was very good the first time I read it. I discovered that the second and third time I read it, I saw all sorts of little meanings hidden in every ot
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
I. Biography Samual Langhorne Clemens was born in 1835, and died in 1910. Twain’s father was John Marshall Clemens, a visionary lawyer and landowner from virginia and his mother was Jane Lampton Clemens. When Clemens was twelve his father passed away. After his fathers death Samual Clemens left school to find work, and boy did he find it. Before his father’s death Clemens was apprenticed to his brother Orion, who ran the Missouri Courier, which was a country paper. In 1853 Clemens set out for t
Satire Joseph Heller who is perhaps one of the most famous writers of the 20th century writes on some emotional issues such as war. He does not deal with these issues in the normal fashion instead he criticizes them and the institutions that help carry these things out. Heller in fact goes beyond criticizing he satirizes. Throughout his two major novels Catch-22 and Good as Gold he satirizes almost all of America’s respectful institutions. To truly understand these novels you must recognize tha
Nathaniel Hawthorn started writing The Scarlet Letter in 1847 and it was published in 1850. The Scarlet Letter is recognize by many critics as being one of the greatest of American novels.1 Hawthorn created his own individual style of romance, a style of writing. His own individual style of writing is now called Hawthorn's Theory of Romance. His theory of Romance is emphasized in The Scarlet Letter in many different ways. The techniques Hawthorn used in The Scarlet Letter are basically
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
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 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
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
Succession in Telling a Story Paula Fox, a widely respected author, writes books for children and young adults. Mrs. Fox was born April 23, 1923 in New York City to Paul Hervey and Elsie Fox. Paula primarily writes children$BCT(J books, but she has branched out and written eight adult novels. Some of Paula Fox$BCT(J many literary credentials include winning the National Book Award in 1983 for her novel $BE(J Place Apart,$BG(Jand Paula Fox also won the Newberry Medal in 1974 for this n
This is an essay about my summer reading books and how the many characters are really much alike one another. The first book was Lord of the Flies written by William Golding. The character names in this book was very significant. The two main characters were Ralph and Jack which were somehow related to Jekyll and Hyde. The relation is that Ralph is mainly a good kid that is just enjoying himself by not having adult supervision and Jekyll is the good side. Jack is related to Hyde because they re
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Questions 1. Compare and Contrast Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Although Tom and Hucklberry Finn have many things in common and are very good friends, they also live a life of two totally different lifestyles. Tom, who is a dreamer, lives a life out of romantic novels, and can be amusing and exasperating at the same time. He lives a life out of drama and brings out his imagination in a realistic way. He is amusing when showing his understanding of what he h
The Awakening vs. A Doll¹s House Just because a novel is considered a classic doesn¹t mean the messages it conveys to its readers are correct. Even though both The Awakening by Kate Chopin and A Doll¹s House by Henrik Ibsen are great literary works, some of the ideas embodied in them aren¹t appropriate. Both works suggest that it is common for husbands to be condescending to their wives; that if a person has enough money, they can have someone else raise their children for them; and that if a m
The Catcher in The Rye ---------------------- Chapter 1 --------- The story is about Holden Caulfield, who is a boy who has just been kicked out of school. He's walking down a hill, were they are playing football. He's on his way to Mr. Spencer, an old teacher of his. It is cold and much wind. It's winter. So he rings the bell at Mr. Spencer's house and his wife opens the door for him and shows Holden where Mr. Spencer is. Chapter 2 --------- So Holden comes in and sits on Mr. Spencer's very ha
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
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
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,
In the book of Matthew, the Bible states that the second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. When a person holds on to stereotypes and resentments towards his fellow man he cannot possibly love them to the degree called for. Both William Faulkner and Mark Twain show their characters struggling to progress past their stereotypes and the consequences of clinging on to them. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner the
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
Friendship of the Musketeers Everyone in the world has a few really good friends, these friends would do anything for you. Friendship has been shown throughout history in the form of stories, poems, and novels. In the book , The Three Musketeers, you find yourself reading about the friendship and the adventures that four men have. These friends supported each other when the times were bad and the pulled each other up when they wee down. The first example of friendship concerns M. d'Artagnan, d'
The Great Gatsby: A Full Spectrum of Character   Throughout Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, there seems to be a broad spectrum of moral and social views demonstrated by various characters. At one end, is Tom, a man who attacks Gatsby's sense of propriety and legitimacy, while thinking nothing of running roughshod over the lives of those around him. A direct opposite of Tom's nature is Gatsby, who displays great generosity and caring, yet will stop at nothing to achieve his dream of running off w
Many great literary novels have the protagonist, the main character of the novel, being portrayed as the hero. There are many different deeds and actions that can characterize a person as a hero such as saving someone from a burning house at the risk of one's own life. The main distinguishing characteristic of a true hero is self-sacrifice, whether it be scarifice of your own personal desires or ideals or sacrifice of physical well being to help others. There are a few novels in which the mai
Title: The Hobbit Author: J.R.R. Tolkien Setting: The setting of the story takes place in the lands of Wilderland. It is through Wilderland that the hobbit and the dwarves travel to retrieve their lost treasure. As they move on through Wilderland, they encounter different people and different problems, making it more of an adventure. Characters: protagonists: Bilbo Baggins- he is the main character of story. The tiny hobbit is convinced by the great wizard Gandalf to undertake a long journey wi
Have you ever realize that there is something incomplete in your life, both on the outside and from within? Whatever that may be, you have something in common with the main character from each of these works: The Little Prince, Siddhartha, and The Monkey God. All three works are about someone sensing something is missing and thus sets forth on a journey to fill in that hole. The Little Prince, from The Little Prince, sets on a journey to find out how to love and what he learned was more than