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Almost Lost
Almost Lost
Almost Lost Ryan Kilmartin 3/98/04 English Almost Lost essay Author: Beatrice Sparks, Ph. D The novel Almost Lost was written by Beatrice Sparks. These novels, as well as other novels she wrote were based partly on her experiences in high school. My reaction toreaction to “Almost Lost” is that it is the life of the average struggling teenager living in the city. Paul having just moved from Saskatoon, Alberta had had to make a transition that is not easy for a teenager. The normal problems that a
Blue Hotel
Blue Hotel
Blue Hotel 10166076 English 102 Stephen Crane is a wellknown author of variety of short stories. His short stories anticipate the ironic realism of the decades ahead. In his brief and energetic life, he published fourteen books while acting out, in his personal adventures, the legend of the writer as soldier of fortune. The short story The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane shows how people’s perceptions of things are not always what they really are. Death is an occurring theme throughout the story. T
Caddy and Quentin
Caddy and Quentin
Caddy and Quentin Faulkner’s novel, The Sound and the Fury, shows the decline of a well-established and well-known southern aristocratic family. The novel’s main focuses are the moral decay of the Compson family and time (not letting go of the past). Throughout the novel we see how the values of the Compson family, which represents the old south, being erased as time moves on. The Compson’s unwillingness to change with their surroundings and it ultimately destroys their family. In the novel the
Categorization of the Things or Objects the Characters Carry in O Brie
Categorization of the Things or Objects the Characters Carry in O Brie
Categorization of the Things or Objects the Characters Carry in O’ Brien’s Story William Timothy O’Brien has written many stories during his lifetime. The first story he wrote was when he was nine years old. As O’Brien was growing up, he took a break from writing. He began again while serving in the Vietnam War. When he began writing again, he quickly readapted to an autobiographical style of writing. These wartime stories are what have made O’Brien one of the leading writers today. In the story
Censorship of Books in American Literature
Censorship of Books in American Literature
Censorship of Books in American Literature American Literature; Period 3 February 6, 2004 American Lit January 28, 2004 Outline Censorship of Books in American History I Intro A Banned books background 1. History 2. Other books B. Thesis- The censorship of books is unnecessary and should be considered unconstitutional; the right to free speech is our first amendment and the banning of certain books takes away one of the most basic ideas this country was founded on. II History (in depth) A. Earl
Tim Winton Dirt Music
Tim Winton Dirt Music
Tim Winton – Dirt Music Yr. 12 English Studies Individual Study Brief Overview of story “So what did you play?” ”Guitar.” ”I mean, what kind of music?” ”Oh, I dunno. All kinds, I spose. Anything you could play on a veranda. You know, without electricity. Dirt music.” Dirt Music is the story of three people – Georgie Jutland, a forty year old retired nurse who surfs the net and appreciates her vodka. Jim Buckridge, Georgie’s lover, who is a successful fisherman and the “uncrowned prince” of White
Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Jane Austen Jane Austen expresses her opinion on all this clearly enough by the fact that only her silliest characters have such sentiments (while Mr. Bennet says He is rich, to be sure, and you may have more fine clothes and fine carriages than Jane. But will they make you happy? ). However, Jane Austen does not intend to simply condemn Charlotte Lucas (who finds consolation in her home and her housekeeping, her parish and her poultry, and all their dependent concerns ) for marrying Mr. Collins
FRANKENSTEIN
FRANKENSTEIN
FRANKENSTEIN Frankenstein is a reckless character. He is the true monster in this story. Discuss. Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein (Shelley), like many texts of the gothic genre, describes the actions, and resulting grave events, of the main character, Victor Frankenstein, who discovers how to create life and then uses this knowledge to create an intelligent being. Although this being is later responsible for the murder of many people, Frankenstein is not a monster for creating it, as he has re
GET SHORTYS REVEIW
GET SHORTYS REVEIW
GET SHORTY’S REVEIW 5/17/2004 English Get Shorty Book Review Nobody writes openings like Elmore Leonard. Case in point: When Chili first came to Miami Beach twelve years ago they were having one of their off-and-on cold winters: thirty-four degrees the day he met Tommy Carlo for lunch at Vesuvius on South Collins and had his leather jacket ripped off. You need to know about this because you need to know why there's bad blood between Chili Palmer and Ray Bones, the guy who stole his coat and is n
Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Stories
Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Stories
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories In Wild Swans a girl on a train, fondled by a minister, feels disgusted but also hugely curious. Munro describes — as I've never seen anyone else do — how people put erotic memories, not always pleasant ones, to use over and over in their lives. 1. This paper reports that Rose is sitting on a train ride during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that the
Homers Epic Heroes
Homers Epic Heroes
Homers’ Epic Heroes Homers characters are real human beings with all the strengths and weaknesses. They live, they breathe, they love, they hate. They are subject to fear and they tend, on occasion, to rise to heroic greatness. His most explored stories The Illiad and The Odyssey both have characters that exert these characteristics. Although the stories are different, both heroes share similar backgrounds, plights, and triumphs. The heroes of the novels, thanks to the literary prowess of Homer,
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn Period 5 Huck Finn Essay- Rough Draft In every persons life at one point they will have to make a choice based on their moral beliefs. These decisions can show what a person believes in right from the start. They will affect his life, just like in Mark Twains’ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck has to develop in many phases and grow from a boy loosely conformed by society to a rogue maverick with ideals that display the fundamental and true qualities of humanity and justic
James Joyce
James Joyce
James Joyce “It has been said that more writers and artists have been influenced by James Joyce than any other author of the twentieth century; and he is mentioned in more works than any other writer except Shakespeare.” According to this quote from Allen B. Ruch, James Joyce is the second-most influential writer in the history of English literature. Upon deeper inspection of the validity of this comment, it seems that Joyce has, in fact, had a vast impact on numerous writers, works, and on Engl
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men Nov. 27, 2002 by John Steinbeck In “Of Mice and Men,” John Steinbeck tries to show us how people had o live a life of solitude and loneliness, just so they could earn some money every month. The theme that the author is trying to portray is loneliness. “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world...” (OMAM pg. 13) That in the 1930’s few people had families and a permanent house. Lots of men were migrant workers because they were uneducated. Once they f
Pleasure and Disquietude
Pleasure and Disquietude
Pleasure and Disquietude Honors English 11 27 January, 2003 The dictionary defines “pleasure” as happy amusement, while “disquietude” is defined as worry. Even though these words seem quite contrasting, a perfect combination of pleasure and disquietude in writing is seen as what makes a novel exceptional. Many novels entertain you with humor and happiness while at the same time, solving a conflict. A great example of a great combination of pleasure and disquietude in a novel is in Catch-22 by: J
Princess Diana
Princess Diana
Princess Diana English 102 Essay 3 It is built into our human nature to be suspicious. We all seem to have the need to question everything. Every news station and reporter hunts down the undercover stories, which are being hidden, because the public cannot seem to get enough. The truth is that we love the intrigue that there is another hidden side to every story, and we believe that we have a responsibility to enlighten others about the “truth.” These truths are called conspiracy theories, and m
Trainspotting
Trainspotting
Trainspotting An outcast, a loner, a reject, these are several names given to individuals who are socially unaccepted. An outcast is a person who differs from others in a way that is denounced by society. As a result they are cast aside or socially rejected. In order to be tolerated in society these individuals are often forced to put up a front or wear a fake persona. Their attempts to mask their true personalities bring on permanent changes to their true selves. In literature and in society, w
Romanticism
Romanticism
Romanticism The word ‘Romanticism’ has many meanings to it. Most commonly, it refers to a major period of movement in literature and poetry. According to the Norton Anthology of English Literature, this period lasted from “1785 to 1830” (1). This new type of writing, Romanticism, became known in many European countries, as well as, the United States. Most scholars would associate Romanticism with British literature more than any other. Some of the major British writers of the Romanticism period
Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five Chapter 1 Summary It is so short and jumbled and jangled … because there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre. Vonnegut writes in his own voice, introducing his experience of the firebombing of Dresden, in eastern Germany, during World War II while he was a prisoner of war and his attempt for many years to complete a book on the subject. He begins with the claim that most of what follows is true, particularly the parts about war. With funding from the Guggenheim Fou
Issac Asimov
Issac Asimov
Issac Asimov Isaac Asimov is widely known for his award-winning science fiction novels that explore the bond between machines, humans, the future, and the present. This novel is part of a continuing saga of books based on the lives of extraordinary individual machines. In this story, the author has combined the use of literary techniques to make for an intriguing and exciting story. One example of this is symbolism, which is the representation of things by symbols or symbolic meanings. The first
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness 20th Century Novels Essay To what extent could Heart of Darkness be described as a disturbing novel that reflects some of the major concerns of 20th Century fiction? Line: 5 Due: 4th June 2004 Joseph Conrad’s literary classic Heart of Darkness serves as a powerful indictment of the hypocrisy of imperialism and the evils of racism. It reflects the savage repressions carried out in the Congo by the Belgians in one of the largest acts of genocide committed up to that time (Brians,
Using a feminist approach provide a detailed reading and interpretatio
Using a feminist approach provide a detailed reading and interpretatio
Using a feminist approach, provide a detailed reading and interpretation of Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’. ASSESSED WORK COVER SHEET Home School : American and Canadian Studies Module Title : American Literature 2 Word Length : 1500 Date : 21/03/04 I declare that I have written this essay, and all work from it is original if I have not given a detailed referenced. The Yellow Wallpaper takes place in the late 1800’s, and was published by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1892. Whether you consider it
Metamorphosis and Death in Venice
Metamorphosis and Death in Venice
Metamorphosis and Death in Venice In both Metamorphosis and Death in Venice the authors develop the particular theme of illness by creating two characters whose mental and physical traits continuously change. These “metamorphoses” allow the protagonists to reveal their true nature and personalities, break through all forms of repression, and reach a self-maturity. Apart from indicating the emotional and mental states of the characters, their illnesses have the purpose of freeing them from what c
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights Plot Overview In the late winter months of 1801, a man named Lockwood rents a manor house called Thrushcross Grange in the isolated moor country of England. Here, he meets his dour landlord, Heathcliff, a wealthy man who lives in the ancient manor of Wuthering Heights, four miles away from the Grange. In this wild, stormy countryside, Lockwood asks his housekeeper, Nelly Dean, to tell him the story of Heathcliff and the strange denizens of Wuthering Heights. Nelly consents, and
The French Revolution
The French Revolution
The French Revolution I. Absolutism A. Absolutism defined 1. In the absolutist state, sovereignty resided in kings--not the nobility or the parliament--who considered themselves responsible to God alone. 2. Absolute kings created new state bureaucracies and standing armies, regulated all the institutions of government, and secured the cooperation of the nobility. a. Some historians deny that absolutism was a stage of development that followed feudalism, but, instead, was administrative monarchy.
Closing
Closing
Closing The main plot of Battle Cry was about the United States entering World War II on the behalf of the attack on Pearl Harbor. This novel recounts the lives of the soldiers that were in the battles such as Guadalcanal in which most people know as one of the most gruesome battles. The novel shows not only the firefights between the Japanese and the Marines but also showed the problems of Malaria spread by mosquitoes and the effects that it had on them. From Pearl Harbor, most men were startin
Voltarie
Voltarie
Voltarie French philosopher, historian, dramatist and man of letters, whose real name was Francois Marie Arouet simply, was born on the 1st of November 1694 at Paris, and was baptized the next day. His father was Francois Arouet, a notary; his mother was Marie Marguerite Daumart or D'Aumard. Both father and mother were of Poitevin extraction, but the Arouets had been for two generations established in Paris, the grandfather being a prosperous tradesman. The family appear to have always belonged
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need? How Much Land Does A Man Need?, by Leo Tolstoy was influenced by his life and times. Leo Tolstoy encountered many things throughout his life that influenced his works. His life itself influenced him, along with poverty, greed and peasant days in 19th century Russia. Tolstoy's eventful life impacted his works. Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born into a family of aristocratic landowners in 1828 at the family estate at Yasnaya Polyan
The History of Joseph Brodsky
The History of Joseph Brodsky
The History of Joseph Brodsky. From my point of view, the best stories, novels and even poetry, which were ever written, were taken from real people lives. I know myself several people who are poets themselves. After I got to know them a little better I found out that their own life stories are really impressive. Well, when I started to look for information about Joseph Brodsky’s life I saw that the most of his poetry describes some moments from his own life. It came out that he had a very drama
Chaim Potok and the Problem of
Chaim Potok and the Problem of
Chaim Potok and the Problem of Assimilation for the American Jew America has been a country of immigrants since Europeans first settled it over five hundred years ago. America has always faced the problem of assimilation, a challenge faced by every country with a considerable immigrant population. Because immigrants founded America, her culture is a combination of the cultures of other countries. Should these immigrants isolate themselves from the mainstream American culture, or should they sacr
Childrens spare time activity
Childrens spare time activity
Children’s spare time activity Most times creative solutions and wonderful inventions take place in free- times .For instance, plane is built in the inventor’s get-well time. If children put value on the life time even hobbies can help the society to make progress. Sometimes children go outdoors, have barbeques…with their family and friends in order to relax and prepare themselves for hard works. Spare times are not only to rest but also for educational programs; they must pay particular attent
Comic Books
Comic Books
Comic Books 4/12/99 Essay Comic books are cheap entertainment that trash the minds of our children. How often have I earned this. And I’ve disagreed with it every single time. If people were willing to go beyond that old stereotype, they would see that comic books are not that much different from other books. The thing is, as for many books, to choose wisely the ones we let our children read. Thus, you will see that comic books aren’t so bad. First, let us all remember that the authors, regardle
Cry of the Hunters
Cry of the Hunters
Cry of the Hunters Next time there would be no mercy. Page 41” Lord of the flies written by William Golding in 1954 is perhaps one of the most disturbing novels every written it is a narrative of a young boys on an island. This island is where they made the transformation from innocent British children to murderous savages and although this book it fictional it is and allegory of the world and represents man inhumanity to man. This is undoubtable Golding’s purpose of writing this novel. “Ralph w
Educating Rita Interview
Educating Rita Interview
Educating Rita Interview Interviewer: Hello, I'm Tina and welcome back to 93.5 Dump Fm, where everything here matters. Today with us now, we have the author from Educating Rita, Willy Russell. Good afternoon Mr. Russell, how are we, oh I mean you today (chuckles)? I probably should use my proper English. Willy Russell: Thankyou Tina (chuckles). That is alright, you don't have to speak all proper. Interviewer: well that’s a good thing to know. Anyway, I have a few questions about your book or sho
An Exploration in Existentialism
An Exploration in Existentialism
An Exploration in Existentialism Kierkegaard once said that man is not his own creator in this world (Huxley 198). Manipulating this observation are two prominent writers and philosophers of the post-war era, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. As authors of fictional works, Sartre and Camus exercise their power over the world of the characters in their respective novels Iron in the Soul and The Plague to express their views on existentialist themes. Although both are considered influential teach
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. This is how The Lord of the Rings is introduced. The Lord of the Rings is a book about adventures, heroic deeds
Gender Societys Restraint
Gender Societys Restraint
Gender: Society’s Restraint ENGL494-024 May 9, 2002 Time and time again gender-conflict is brought to the attention of the public in various forms. In our time someone who wants to make a point about gender-conflict and the inequality that is present will be more likely to use television or song to reach their audience. This however is a fairly new technology. Books or some form of writing on the other hand have been around for thousands of years. Gender-conflict is nothing new. It is not as tho
Analytic Review of Grapes of Wrath
Analytic Review of Grapes of Wrath
Analytic Review of “Grapes of Wrath” History 258 Nov. 21/01 Grapes of Wrath, the epic novel written by John Steinbeck, captures the travesty and tragedies of the “Great Depression.” Chronicling the travels of a displaced Oklahoma family, the “Joads,” Steinbeck captures many of the historical moods and thinking of the era. Steinbeck weaves a tale purposely driven towards the bourgeois classes of the United States. Steinbeck’s novel is not then just a tale copied and dramatized after the emigrant
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth Like most of Jules Verne's stories, the novel A Journey to the Centre of the Earth belongs to the science fiction genre, perhaps with some adventure fiction here and there. The book's main idea is about a German professor, Hardwigg, who, along with his nephew, takes on a journey to the center of the Earth. They enter the Earth via a volcano, and have many adventures and dilemmas during the course of their journey. They discover many unexpected things in the d
Cry of the hunters
Cry of the hunters
Cry of the hunters “He snatched his knife out of the sheath and slammed it into the tree trunk. Next time there would be no mercy. He looked around fiercely, daring them to contradict. Then they broke out into the sunlight and for a while they were busy finding and devouring food as they moved down the scar towards the platform and the meeting. Page 41” Lord of the flies written by William Golding is perhaps one of the most disturbing novels every written, not because of monsters or ghouls but b
Mathematics and Literature
Mathematics and Literature
Mathematics and Literature G1ASOC/G1A2SP-Mathematics and Society * Mathematics and Literature Lewis Carroll: Mathematics in Literature 'Can you do Addition?' the White Queen asked. 'What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?' 'I don't know,' said Alice. 'I lost count.' 'She can't do Addition.' The Red Queen interrupted. --Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass. The literary works of Lewis Carroll are littered with references to mathematics, the vast majority mo
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of Ayn Rand and Objectivism Foundations of Ethics January 2001 Table of Contents o Introduction ……………………………………………….. p. 3-5 Early Ayn Rand …………………………………… p. 5-6 Literary Period ………………………….…………. p. 7-8 Philosophical Period ……………………………… p. 8-9 o Metaethics ………………………………………………… p.9-10 Existence as Primary …………..……....………… p. 10-11 Animate vs. Inanimate Objects ………………….. p. 11-13 Life and Value ………………….…………………. p. 13-14 Fact and Value: The Randian Synthesis ………... p. 15-17 The Rationa
The Complex Emotion of Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Complex Emotion of Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Complex Emotion of Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream Love is a timeless topic. It will forever be the theme of popular entertainment and source of confusion for men and women alike. No one understands this better than William Shakespeare, and he frequently explores this complex emotion in his writing of great works. In A Midsummer Night's Dream he cleverly reveals the fickle and inebriating aspects of love through his characters: Hermia and Lysander, Helena and Demetrius, and Oberon and Tita
Chaim Potok and the Problem of Assimilation for the American Jew
Chaim Potok and the Problem of Assimilation for the American Jew
Chaim Potok and the Problem of Assimilation for the American Jew America has always been a country of immigrants, since it was first settled by Europeans over five hundred years ago. Like any country with a considerable immigrant population, American has always faced the problem of assimilation. Because America was founded and settled by immigrants, her culture is a combination of the cultures of other countries. Should these immigrants isolate themselves from the mainstream American culture, or
D H Lawrence
D H Lawrence
D. H. Lawrence David Hubert Lawrence would have to be considered one of the greatest writers of the 1900’s. His wide variety of works written all while fighting tuberculosis make him a very honorable and prolific writer that many people agree with. “D. H. Lawrence was a prolific writer of everything from poetry to fiction.” (O’neil, 763) O’neil is very true when he makes this statement. Lawrence is a remarkable man with whom everyone should be familiar. D. H. Lawrence was a great writer of the t
Similarities between Jane Austens Emma and Sense and Sensibility
Similarities between Jane Austens Emma and Sense and Sensibility
Similarities between Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’. Introduction Sense and Sensibility was published in 1811 whereas Emma came into book form five years later, in 1816. Austen described Emma a person “no one but myself will much like” a prediction which I consider to be false. From what I’ve gathered by reading these two books is that although her male characters (especially the eligible, dashing suitors whom her heroines, in these two books at least, never marry) may be more
Stereotypes and Depiction Of Native Americans in media and society
Stereotypes and Depiction Of Native Americans in media and society
Stereotypes and Depiction Of Native Americans in media and society November is usually the month that we celebrate Native American heritage and this is the time when young children conceptions of Indians develop out of media and in elementary school. Usually when teachers associate, native Americans with holidays like thanksgiving or Columbus day, its makes children believe that Indians don’t’ exist always referring to them in the past. As a child I remember seeing Indians portrayed in negative
Stereotyping
Stereotyping
Stereotyping Stereotyping and ethnocentrism are the leading reasons for the intense pain experienced by some characters in the following novels. The Chrysalids, Of Mice and Men, and The Pearl. Of Mice and Men and The Pearl were written by John Steinbeck and The Chrysalids was written by John Wyndham. Stereotyping, a fixed mental impression, is illustrated in all these novels along with ethnocentrism, the tendency to regard ones own group and/or culture as intrinsically superior to all others. Ch
Tess of the dUrbervilles
Tess of the dUrbervilles
Tess of the d’Urbervilles In Tess of the d’Urbervilles, by Hardy and The Catcher in the Rye, by Salinger, the protagonists of both novels Tess and Holden, are portrayed as being the typical teenager of their time, who both choose to make rash decisions based upon their naivety. Tess and Holden are both inexperienced in the world and they are forced to choose their own path to follow. Tess and Holden are trapped by society’s class system, their struggles with money, and their own inexperience and
Pride and Prejudice The Cost of Marriage
Pride and Prejudice The Cost of Marriage
Pride and Prejudice: The Cost of Marriage ENGL 494-01/024 19th century England had serious social problems from the heyday of Royalty and Nobility. One of the most significant of these was the tendency to marry for money. A person sought a partner based on the dowry receivable and their allowance. This process went both ways: a beautiful woman might be able to snag a rich husband, or a charring and handsome man could woo a rich young girl. In these marriages, money was the only consideration. Lo