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Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet A Discourse on Tragedy [English 9 PIB] [02.26.2000] What is a tragedy? In modern times, tragedies are very rare, but centuries before, in the 1500s, tragedies were a common genre; and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare was a common tragedy. During the 1500s, a great era of learning, creativity, and imagination swept over Europe. It was known as the Enlightenment Era. William Shakespeare grew up in this period of imagination, and through the freedom and romanticism of this e
Her Writings Tell of Her Life
Her Writings Tell of Her Life
Her Writings Tell of Her Life Eng 362 February 27, 2003 In her writings, Virginia Woolf wanted to capture the realness of life, as one would live it. In turn, Woolf’s shared the significant elements of her life in her poetic prose novels, Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, as a relative self-portrayal. In these books Woolf captured the life as she had lived it, performing this task in three different layers of depth. For a general sense, by allowing the characters to live in a similar society
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Animal Farm The novel, Animal Farm, was written by George Orwell and was published in 1946. The story is about a farm in England around the time of the Russian revolution. The animals on Manor Farm are irritated with the way they are being treated, so they start a revolution. The pigs, who were the smartest animals on the farm, took control of the farm while the other animals worked. Throughout the novel the pigs lie to the other animals and change the rules, of the farm to accommodate themselve
Catch 22
Catch 22
Catch 22 Although many authors have written comedies and tragedies, fewer authors ventured into combining comedy and tragedy to create a masterpiece – a classic work. Using their unique style and structure, Jonathan Swift and Joseph Heller managed to interlay comedy and tragedy. Although their works were published years apart, they have one similarity – they depict the insanity of the people. “A Modest Proposal” is a satirical essay written by Jonathan Swift depicting the horrific conditions of
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Literature
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Literature
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Literature Einstein once said that the only physical theory that will never be overtaken is the thermodynamic principle that the entropy of the universe is always increasing. In other words, our universe is constantly moving toward a state of increased disorder and chaos. If our post modern culture has any correlation to the physical world, I am inclined to agree. The basis of post modern literature is the theme of infinite regress, which echoes the l
Great Expectations the world of laws crime and punishment
Great Expectations the world of laws crime and punishment
Great Expectations: the world of laws, crime and punishment The World of Laws, Crime and Punishment in Great Expectations Great Expectations criticises the Victorian judicial and penal system. Through the novel, Charles Dickens displays his point of view of criminality and punishment. This is shown in his portraits of all pieces of such system: the lawyer, the clerk, the judge, the prison authorities and the convicts. In treating the theme of the Victorian system of punishment, Dickens shows his
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar In Sylvia Plath’s, The Bell Jar, the main character, Esther Greenwood, faces many issues while trying to deal with society. She is introduced to a new world in Manhattan, New York and theses issues surround her. These Issues range from dieting to even suicide. All the girls seemed to be reducing. Esther feels the pressures of slimming down because everyone else is doing it. She sees dieting people all around her and begins to think she should diet. “Almost everybody I met in New Yor
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac In Jack Kerouac's novels and poetry he is always searching for something to believe in, be it himself, God, or something else. Surprisingly, he manages to also simultaneously be constantly running away. Fear of responsibility and conformity is present in the majority of his works; this is the reason for his elusiveness, and the constant desire and search for a path far removed from the traditional ho-hum home-life leads him to Buddhism, which was then a novel concept in America. Ker
Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five Rhetoric 101 Fall 2003 Words: 1312 I. Slaughter House-Five follows Vonnegut’s tendency to use themes of desperation and futility. II. Narrarator, first person form of writing. A. Changes to third person perspective to begin to tell the story of the life of Billy Pilgrim. B. Makes the personal connection between Vonnegut and Pilgrim. III. Vonnegut incorporates his own experiences and views into the story and text. A. Expresses his opinion the war is a “senseless at.” B. Acknow
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye can be strongly considered as one of the greatest novels of all time and Holden Caufield distinguishes himself as one of the greatest and most diverse characters. Without reading between the lines, the Catcher in the Rye is a story about Holden Caulfield, and his departure from prep school and traveling to New York City. Holden Caufield the 16-year-old protagonist and the main character of The Catcher in the Rye is narrating the story and explains al
Review The Client
Review The Client
Review: The Client Page 1 John Grisham is known for his suspenseful writing and he does not disappoint his readers with his new novel The Client. Grisham takes the knowledge he gained from his experiences as a lawyer and puts them into his novel to give the reader a true sense of what’s going on. Grisham is an outstanding writer because he uses what he knows and notifies people on what the facts are. He shows how attorney/client relationships are formed and how they can involve into more then ju
What do you think have been the main themes of Russian writers in the
What do you think have been the main themes of Russian writers in the
What do you think have been the main themes of Russian writers in the 19th Century? All media forms, be they written or audio-visual reflect ideologies and themes of the era in which they are produced. 19th century Russian Literature similarly presents a pattern of themes and ideologies, relative to the social circumstances surrounding their creation. Many themes running through the Russian literature of this period parallels with the social change and political conflict of the time, bringing su
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Alfred Bernhard Nobel Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born on Oct. 21, 1833, in Stockholm, Sweden, and was the fourth son of Immanuel and Caroline Nobel. Immanuel was an inventor and engineer who had married Caroline Andrietta Ahlsell in 1827. The couple had eight children, of whom only Alfred and three brothers reached adulthood. Alfred was prone to illness as a child, but he enjoyed a close relationship with his mother and displayed a lively intellectual curiosity from an early age. He was intereste
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey is first of all known and recognized as the host of the most watched daytime show on television, The Oprah Winfrey Show. But her contributions can be felt beyond the world of television, as she is also a talented actress, owner of a movie production company, magazine founder and editorial director, and committed philanthropist. The fact that Oprah Winfrey is also black and a woman makes her rags to riches story an even more remarkable version of the ‘American Dream’.
WSumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka
WSumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka
W.Sumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka Sumith Wickramasinghe was born on the island of Ceylon as it was known in 1935. His illustrious parents were Wickremarachige Subatheris and Somawathie Wickramasinghe - both his parents were Headteachers in two different village schools - Sumith's mother was Principal of Ambaraluwa Maha Vidyalaya in the village in Weliweriya in the Gampaha district. To this day Sri Lanka enjoys one of the highest literacy rates in Asia - the key message is education, education
Life in Hands of Man
Life in Hands of Man
Life in Hands of Man What responsibility do men have towards their creations; Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mould me Man, did I solicit thee From darkness to promote me? Milton, “Paradise Lost”, Book 10: 743-5 This quote is the epigraph for Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”. It expresses a central problem in this work – the problem of the responsibility of the creator towards his creature, and gives the reader the impression that the maker owes something to what he had brought into bein
The US Patriot Act and The Erosion of Civil Liberties
The US Patriot Act and The Erosion of Civil Liberties
The U.S. Patriot Act and The Erosion of Civil Liberties The predictions of prophetic novels like 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and A Brave New World are developing into a modern day reality. The Defense Advanced Research Project, for example, currently administers a program known as “Total Information Awareness” that aims to gather data from all available signal intelligence sources into one database, in the hopes of discovering patterns that will flag for possible deviant activity. This includes inform
Beyond Freedom and Dignity
Beyond Freedom and Dignity
Beyond Freedom and Dignity Beyond Freedom and Dignity. B.F. Skinner. New York: Hackett Publishing Company, 1971. 215. This book discusses B.F. Skinner’s beliefs and plans to change people in society through the use of operant conditioning. B.F. Skinner is the man widely known for the psychology of behavior, or Behaviorism. Skinner feels that if people continue to head down the path they are going, that they will be heading for total disaster. He feels that people have a great problem of looking
Double Consciousness
Double Consciousness
Double Consciousness “After the Egyptian and Indian, the Greek and Roman, the Teuton and Mongolian, the Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second-sight in this American world,—a world which yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a
Literary Achievements
Literary Achievements
Literary Achievements A brief personal history and overview of literary achievements The cultural advancement of the 1920's has many important literary figures associated with it. Names such as T.S. Elliot, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are some of the better-known names. Edith Wharton is one of the less known of the period, but is still a formidable writer. This paper will explore Ms. Wharton's life and history and give a brief background surrounding some of her more popular novels.
George Orwell
George Orwell
George Orwell George Orwell has been a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period. Orwell lived in England during World War II, a time when the Totalitarianism State, Nazi Germany, was at war with England and destroyed the city of London. (DISC) I know that building' said Winston finally. It's a ruin now. It's in the middle of the street outside the Palace of Justice. 'That's right. Outside the Law Courts. It was bombed in-oh many years ago.' (Orwell 83). The
Herbert George Wells English author and political philosopher most fam
Herbert George Wells English author and political philosopher most fam
Herbert George Wells English author and political philosopher, most famous for his science-fantasy novels with their prophetic depictions of the triumphs of technology as well as the horrors of 20th-century warfare. Wells was born September 21, 1866, in Bromley, Kent, and educated at the Normal School of Science in London, to which he won a scholarship. He worked as a draper's apprentice, bookkeeper, tutor, and journalist until 1895, when he became a full- time writer. Wells's 10-year relationsh
It has been called the greatest audio entity one
It has been called the greatest audio entity one
It has been called the greatest audio entity one could ever listen to; a song which can pierce the soul of even the most dedicated music-hater: Beethovens Ninth Symphony. Not only has it been designated thus; also, as one of the few truly divinely inspired works, one which most men can only marvel at, as they wallow in their appropriate humility. These creations, however, are definitely not the only aspects of entities beyond the scopes of men; there are far more examples, which are seen every
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
GREAT EXPECTATIONS. By Anne Gilmour. November 1996. Of the major themes from Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations to be discussed as to their importance concerning its structure, I have selected Love in the context of human relationships, Isolation and finally Redemption. The loneliness isolation brings can only be redeemed by the loving associate of our fellow man, this is a two way thing. Had grown diseased, as all minds do and must and will that reverse the appointed order of their maker.
Ever do something stupid to impress someone Throughout a persons life
Ever do something stupid to impress someone Throughout a persons life
Ever do something stupid to impress someone? Throughout a person’s life they will do something very ignorant or say something very stupid hundreds of times. Most of the time it is because they are trying to impress somebody or change their ways to make someone or others accept them. The story Haunting of Hill House has great examples of people changing just to fit in. The author Shirley Jackson, who died in 1965, was one of the most brilliant writers of her time. She was widely acclaimed for h
Beautiful Blueberries
Beautiful Blueberries
Beautiful Blueberries Christopher McCandless' last journal entry before dying of starvation in the Alaska bush was simply the words Beautiful Blueberries. Over the previous two years he bought a secondhand canoe on impulse and paddled to Mexico. Then he lived on the streets of Los Angeles with vagrants, camped in the Arizona dessert with hippies, tramped through almost every western state, occasionally holding odd jobs. He also lived completely off the land in the Alaskan backcountry. McCandless
East Of Eden
East Of Eden
East Of Eden East of Eden Some of the most aspiring and influential authors show to be American novelists. American novelists brought about a new style of writing, which became very popular. John Steinbeck shows this style of writing in his novel, East of Eden. This makes Steinbeck one of the most significant American novelists in the twentieth century. East of Eden contains many parts, which add detail and interest to the novel. Many of Steinbeck�s novels and other works remain and continue t
The True Sinners
The True Sinners
The True Sinners The main characters, Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, Roger Chillingworth, and the Puritan society represented by the townspeople, all sinned. The story is a study of the effects of sin on the hearts and minds of Hester, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth. Sin strengthens Hester, humanizes Dimmesdale, and turns Chillingworth into the villain. Hester Prynne�s sin was adultery. This sin was regarded very seriously by the Puritans, and was often punished by death. Hester�s punishme
My Ass
My Ass
My Ass 1968 and then as principal administrative assistant for the British Department of Home Affairs in the Police Department and, later, the Criminal Department, both in London, from 1968 to 1979. James began writing relatively late in life, publishing her first work, Cover Her Face, in 1962. This novel featured Inspector Adam Dalgliesh, her most popular and well-known character, who went on to solve a number of cases in the books A Mind to Murder (1963), Unnatural Causes (1967), Shroud for a
The Sun Also Rises  Hemingway s Depiction Of The Traditional Hero
The Sun Also Rises Hemingway s Depiction Of The Traditional Hero
The Sun Also Rises: Hemingway's Depiction Of The Traditional Hero Prevalent among many of Ernest Hemingway�s novels is the concept popularly known as the �Hemingway hero�, an ideal character readily accepted by American readers as a �man�s man�. In The Sun Also Rises, four different men are compared and contrasted as they engage in some form of relationship with Lady Brett Ashley, a near-nymphomaniac Englishwoman who indulges in her passion for sex and control. Brett plans to marry h
Vital And Dynamic Characters In A Tale Of Two Cities
Vital And Dynamic Characters In A Tale Of Two Cities
Vital And Dynamic Characters In A Tale Of Two Cities Vital and Dynamic Characters in A Tale of Two Cities A dynamic character is one who changes greatly during the course of a novel. There are many fine examples of dynamic characters in all Dickens novels. Three of these characters are Dr. Alexandre Manette, Jerry Cruncher and Sydney Carton. Dynamic characters play a very apparent role in the novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Dr. Manette starts his life as a young successful man but
To Listen Or Not To Listen   A Pop-Music Question
To Listen Or Not To Listen A Pop-Music Question
To Listen Or Not To Listen: A Pop-Music Question What would happen if you found out that a certain type of food was bad for you; would you stop eating it? Similarly, if you found out a certain type of music was bad for you; would you stop listening to it? Wouldn�t you need proof before you make a decision? John Hamerlinck, a freelance writer in St. Cloud, Minnesota uses this article, �Killing Women: A Pop-Music Tradition�, to make his major point of how popular music is the most common lin
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome PROLOGUE One thing that sets Ethan Frome apart from other novels is the way the story is told. Edith Wharton doesn't just start at the beginning and tell you what happens. Rather, she uses a narrator who knows no more about Ethan Frome than you do. The narrator, who remains nameless, is a young engineer. He tells you how he uncovered Ethan's story bit by bit. He recounts what people said to him and what he observed during the months he spent in Ethan's hometown one winter long ago. T
The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker The world is full of great novels. From Sherlock Holmes to the three musketeers. As the years progress more novels are written and more money is made. John Grisham is a rising star in literature. His books have enticed readers and has given the people something good to read. What makes his books great is that they are so realistic. He applies his personal law and trial knowledge into the books he writes. What it is about ? It was his last semester of law school. Rudy Baylor was ass
Lord of the Flies was written by Wilson Golding and was first
Lord of the Flies was written by Wilson Golding and was first
Lord of the Flies was written by Wilson Golding and was first published in 1959. It is a novel about a group of kids who were traveling in a plane that crashed on a desert island. It is an adventure story. William Gerald Golding was born on September 19, 1911, in Cornwall, England. His father was a schoolmaster and his mother worked in the suffragette movement. Golding complied with his parents' wishes and studied science from his grammar school days through his second year at college. However,
What does Bildungsroman mean Bildungsroman pertains to novels and
What does Bildungsroman mean Bildungsroman pertains to novels and
What does Bildungsroman mean? Bildungsroman pertains to novels and it's main character, or who the story is told by (narrator). In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the story unfolds through the eyes of six year old girl named Scout. The story takes place in the small southern town of Maycomb, Alabama during the early 1900s where prejudice was at its peak. Many people have siblings, sometimes they are the older sibling and they watch how their younger brother or sister develops into an adult. You
The Vampire Woman
The Vampire Woman
The Vampire Woman Describing the mysterious societies of vampires, Anne Rice uses an ornate prose style and her tragic past to draw readers into her novels. As a contemporary author she has made many positive contributions to literature. From the Mayfair house on First Street to the deck of cards that Lestat uses to play Solitaire, things from Rice's life turn up everywhere in her books. Anne lived in both New Orleans and San Francisco for quite some time and is very fond of them, and is especia
Robert Anson Heinlein
Robert Anson Heinlein
Robert Anson Heinlein Robert Anson Heinlein has been one of the most influential science fiction writers throughout history. Throughout his glorious career, Robert Heinlein has been an influential source of inspiration, and has shown the world his views on many important areas. His ideological presumptions have been a constant source of debate and controversy. This one man has changed the course of history through his writings repeatedly. Robert Heinlein was born in Butler, Missouri on July 7, 1
In Mark Twain's two major works The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and it's
In Mark Twain's two major works The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and it's
In Mark Twain's two major works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and it's sequel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he develops and displays his humoristic abilities by concealing within them deeper meanings, ultimately producing a satire of the region in which he lived. Examined within this paper are the methods which Twain uses to conceal his satire within the above two novels. The majority of his points are made using humor, but he also takes advantage of the use of southwestern dialect and Hu
Cleopatra VII
Cleopatra VII
Cleopatra VII Cleopatra was the last queen of Egypt. She was born in 69 BC and died in 30 BC by committing suicide. She had two husbands, Ptolemy XIII and Mark Antony. She also had an affair with Caesar. In spite of all her love affairs and the wars during her reign, some people still think Cleopatra was the best queen of Egypt. * * * * * * * * * * Cleopatra had excellent military back-up at the beginning of her life. First of all, Cleopatra was a Ptolemy and the Ptolemies had ruled for over 200
Gatsby's Pursuit of the American Dream
Gatsby's Pursuit of the American Dream
Gatsby's Pursuit of the American Dream The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to reach its illusionary goal. The attempt to capture the American Dream is central to many novels. This dream is different for different people, but in The Great Gatsby, for Jay, the dream is that through wealth and power, one can acquire happiness. This happiness is something for which he must reach into the past to have and for which he mu
Harper Lee
Harper Lee
Harper Lee Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926. She was the youngest of 3 children born to Amasa and Francis Finch Lee. She was born in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended local schools until 1944, at which time, she entered Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama. She became a Fulbright Scholar and spent a year at Oxford University. She also attended University of Alabama for four years studying law. In 1950, she quit the school and moved to New York City where she worked for Eastern Airline
Jim Morrison and Susan Sontag
Jim Morrison and Susan Sontag
Jim Morrison and Susan Sontag Jim Morrison is the lead singer of the classic rock and roll band The Doors. Jim Morrison not only was the lead vocalist in the famous sixties band, he was also the writer of most but not all of The Doors songs and the author of many poems. Susan Sontag is an accomplished author. Some of Susan Sontag's works include essays, reviews, editing, novels and short stories. Although at first Jim Morrison and Susan Sontag appear to have nothing or very little in common, b
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends i
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends i
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends in society. Although drugs have always been around in one form or another, their early influences on society trace back to just before the 1930’s. Marijuana was a popular drug among Mexican laborers, jazz musicians, and so-called beatniks. Then after major social changes that took place in 1930, The government cracked down on marijuana use. In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act…made the use and sale of marijuana without a tax stamp
Stephen King's Multiple Levels of Horror
Stephen King's Multiple Levels of Horror
Stephen King's Multiple Levels of Horror Stephen King, an extraordinary writer of the horror genre, is very well known for his ability to captivate the reader in his fantasy worlds of horror and realistic worlds of terror. King's tales of horror and violence are quite frightening from a fictional and realistic standpoint. The novels have their fair share of monsters and magic, but remove them, and the reader still has a rock solid, scary story. (Algon 131) In The Shining, King casts a family of
All beings have a natural will and instinct to survive The characters
All beings have a natural will and instinct to survive The characters
All beings have a natural will and instinct to survive. The characters Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles fight a constant battle between their vampire nature that tells them that they must kill to live, and their conscience their conscience that tells them that this is wrong. Throughout the Vampire Chronicles the main character, Lestat, uses his instinct and determination to survive. The Vampire Chronicles are presented in a fashion completely new to the genre of vampire fiction. Traditionally, the
Cry The Beloved Country
Cry The Beloved Country
Cry The Beloved Country Cry, the beloved country, these things are not yet at an end. The sun pours down on the earth, on the lovely land that man cannot enjoy. He knows only the fear of his heart. Called the greatest novel to emerge out of the tragedy of South Africa, and one of the best novels of our time, Cry, The Beloved Country, tells the story of a priest desperately searching for his son in South Africa during the time of apartheid. Stephen Kumalo is a South African priest living in Nat
1996-1997
1996-1997
1996-1997: A Momentous Year in Science The scientific event that probably got the most attention and media coverage this year was the cloning of an adult sheep, Dolly. The fact that this event got so much attention is indicative of the change and broadening of the ethical debates surrounding genetic engineering. Not only is the bioethical controversy surrounding genetic engineering becoming a more popular subject, it is, thanks in large part to Dolly, becoming a more real and pressing matter. C
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn-
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn-
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Relevance of the novels ending The ending of the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is very relevant to the themes and ideas of the main body of the novel. Although it has been criticised for being too long winded and being the downfall of this great novel, it is very important in reinforcing the messages put forward in the rest of the novel; the greatest of which is the shortcomings of modern society and the hypocrisy and arrogance, a
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
Herman Melville If at my death, my executors, or more properly my creditors, find any precious MSS. in my desk, then here I propectively ascribe all the honor and the glory to whaling; for a whaleship was my Yale College and my Harvard.(Melville 24). Throughout history American authors have written countless essays and songs, poems and plays, novels and short stories which have led to the great accomplishment of Amercian Literature. However since it emerged from its crude colonial beginnings