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Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist Oliver Twist, a poor, innocent orphan boy, stands out in this story as the main character but it is the supporting characters that allow this novel of much content to develop a much more satisfying and believable theme. With Good V.S. Evil as one of the major conflicts, in such categories are the secondary characters found as well. Three main auxiliary characters of Oliver Twist aid the elaboration of the story; these significant characters are Mr. Brownlow representing purity, in
Shane
Shane
Shane Shane is a classic example of western fiction in which Schaefer contrasts the values of the isolated family farm with the lawlessness of the cowtown. Shane, the gunfighter protagonist, attempts to find peace with the farmers but can only help clear away the violence for the civilization the farmers bring. Schaefer reveals the difficult struggles of homesteaders who fight to bring justice to an ungoverned land, and strives to fulfill the hopes and promises of prosperity to their families.
Reflections on The Things They Carried
Reflections on The Things They Carried
Reflections on The Things They Carried Part I: Analyzing the story’s craftsmanship Tim O’Brien wrote a story that is known as The Things They Carried. It is a carefully crafted, detailed account of a Lieutenant and his men, the time period being right in the middle of the Vietnam war. In most war stories the author spends most of his or her time describing actions and events to the reader, trying to really put the reader right there in the middle of everything that is happening. However,
The Concubine's Children by Denise Chong is a true story about a Chine
The Concubine's Children by Denise Chong is a true story about a Chine
The Concubine's Children, by Denise Chong, is a true story about a Chinese family and how both physical and emotional distance can tear generations of families apart. We are presented with the lives of the children of three generations, starting with the oldest, the story of May-ying, a concubine, and her husband, fellow wives and children. She manages to have three children, two female and one deformed male. They override her with guilt because of her inability to bear sons, and she takes out
Themes in The Ministers Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Themes in The Ministers Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Themes in The Minister’s Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne Like many writers of his time, Hawthorne emphasized man’s inner reality, and those thoughts and feelings which are not immediately apparent. As he explored this internal nature, he not only found the source of dignity and virtue, but also certain elements of darkness and violence. In The Minister’s Black Veil, these elements are treated as real and inescapable forces in human existence. The unifying theme is the conflict between the dar
A Fantasy
A Fantasy
A Fantasy Crypt of the Shadowking by Mark Anthony is a fantasy tale of the never ending struggle of good against evil. The Zhentarim, the hell-bent organization which is more concerned with making a profit than the greater good of all has taken over the city of a thousand spires. The Harpers, a loosely construed group of people who are always meddling in others affairs to keep the proverbial balance between good and evil in check, are ready to get the once bustling trade city back on the track
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Metropolitan State College of Denver Absalom, Absalom!; An Innovative Narrative Technique Ì Eng. 413. Major Authors: William Faulkner Shawn Montano Friday, December 06, 1996 Guilt should be viewed through the eyes of more than one person, southern or otherwise. William Faulkner filters the story, Absalom, Absalom!, through several minds providing the reader with a dilution of its representation. Miss Rosa, frustrated, lonely, mad, is unable to answer her own questions concerning Sutpen’s motiva
Bob Dylan once said Allen Ginsberg is both tragic and dynamic a lyrica
Bob Dylan once said Allen Ginsberg is both tragic and dynamic a lyrica
Bob Dylan once said, “ Allen Ginsberg is both tragic and dynamic, a lyrical genius, a con-man extraordinaire and probably the single greatest influence on American poetical voice since Whitman.” Helen Vendler voiced her opinion on Ginsberg, stating, “ Ginsberg is responsible for loosening the breath of American poetry at mid - century....... Most of all, he has demonstrated that there is nothing in American social and erotic reality which cannot find a place. His powerful mixture of Blake, Whit
Emily Dickenson
Emily Dickenson
Emily Dickenson And the Theme of Death By Luke Palmer Emily Dickenson, an unconventional 19th century poet, used death as the theme for many of her poems. Dickenson's poems offer a creative and refreshingly different perspective on death and its effects on others. In Dickenson's poems, death is often personified, and is also assigned to personalities far different from the traditional horror movie roles. Dickenson also combines imaginative diction with vivid imagery to create astonishingly po
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
English 101
English 101
1 English 101 ³Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been² In Joyce Carol Oates¹ ³Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been², there is a clear interpretation of evil in Arnold Friend and how he as a demon tries to pull Connie into the dark world of sex and emotion. Oates seems to extract scenarios of real life and add them into her story. The character of Arnold Friend is more or less what really is out there. The harsh reality that Oates includes in her story is that there are demons like Arnold.
The Elusive Form
The Elusive Form
The Elusive Form: The Use of Female Characters in Naked Nude Michael McBee English 2420 Dr. Chappell May 24, 1994 Thesis and Outline: Thesis: In his picturesque short story, The Naked Nude, Bernard Malamud uses the female characters to develop, enact, and resolve Fidelman's epiphany and to bring about the protagonist's final, artistic self-understanding. I. Introductory paragraph--statement of thesis. II. The prostitutes A. in contrast to Fidelman's initial idea of the artistic nude B. may
Moon
Moon
Moon An object can represent many different things to many different people. One object of interest is the moon. Philip Larkin, the speaker of Sad Steps, and Sir Philip Sidney, speaker of sonnet 31 from Astrophel and Stella, have different feelings and attitudes towards the moon. Each speaker uses various rhetorical devices to present their opinion of the moon. Larkin uses these devices to show his bitterness and the ridiculous nature of the moon and what people think of it, and Sir Philip Sidn
MYTH BOOK REPORT
MYTH BOOK REPORT
MYTH BOOK REPORT Title - Prometheus Steals Fire From Heaven Author - Shortened, Simplified version of real story. Author Unknown I. Setting: The setting for the story Prometheus Steals Fire From Heaven is In heaven, Earth, Olympus, and Mt. Caucasus. The time period is that of when there were only the (Greek) gods, and no men on earth, and none of the animals seemed worthy to rule the rest. II. Point of View: Omniscient point of view III. Characters: Zeus - Zeus is the ruler of the universe. At
Book Report
Book Report
Book Report: Aldous Huxley's: A Brave New World Huxley's point of view in Brave New World is third person, omniscient (all-knowing). The narrator is not one of the characters and therefore has the ability to tell us what is going on within any of the characters' minds. This ability is particularly useful in showing us a cross section of this strange society of the future. We can be with the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning in the Central London Conditioning and Hatchery Centre, with Leni
THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST
THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST
THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST Conrad Richter Curtis Publishing Company New York, New York, 1953 45 Edition 117 Pages Conrad Richter presents a historic fictional work describing the colonial frontier in The Light in the Forest. True Son, born as John Butler, was captured by the Lenni Lenape Indians at the age of four. He was adopted by them and raised as the son of their chief, Cuyloga. He became a part of the Indian culture. Later the Indians made a treaty with the whites and
The Old Man and the Sea Questions
The Old Man and the Sea Questions
The Old Man and the Sea Questions by Seth Oranburg 2. Q: I will describe the major settings of the novel in my own descriptive writing and explain how they contribute to the mood. A: There are several settings in The Old Man and the Sea. First is the old man's house: It is a rustic, run-down old shack, made of palm leaves and was very sparse. He had only a chair, a bed, and a table, and a few pictures. He had a picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Virgin of Cobre, and an old photograph of
Tools Used in the Writing of Short Stories
Tools Used in the Writing of Short Stories
Tools Used in the Writing of Short Stories Tools Used in the Writing of Short Stories There is a fairly large group of authors that fall into the short story genre. These authors use these short stories to show people things that they might not have seen before, or maybe something they should look at in more detail. These short stories can often show the countless sides of human nature. With the introduction of certain tools, authors can show their readers certain sides of humanity, and oftenti
Luther Whitney was a career criminal Luther went to burglarize a house
Luther Whitney was a career criminal Luther went to burglarize a house
Luther Whitney was a career criminal. Luther went to burglarize a house that he had scope out for many weeks. While he was robing the house, the owner came home with the President of the United States. They started to fight Christy Sullivan went to stab the President with a letter opener but two secret service agents walked in and shot Christy in the head. The President was extemely drunk and did not realize that Christy had been shot and killed. Luther had seen everything from the secret vault
I have within my ideology the belief that any man who stands for nothi
I have within my ideology the belief that any man who stands for nothi
I have within my ideology the belief that any man who stands for nothing, not only could, but would fall for anything. I believe through my transaction with “A Little Cloud” from Dublin, Joyce’s repertoire and mine greatly agree through the various elements he uses to display the general paralysis of Dublin, such as character development, setting, plot, point of view, and especially epiphany as I experienced it first hand. Joyce, a seemingly masterful wordsmith, has developed this story “A Litt
Huswifery
Huswifery
Huswifery Puritan language is the most striking in the doubleness of its appeal. It looks both ways: to radical voluntarism, yet to utter submission; to absolute authority, yet to limited authority, defined as duties more than powers and constrained by mutual obligation from God on down; to God the father, yet to God the mother; to the Word as strict law, yet to the Word as spiritual milk; to the self filled with filth as lustful pride, or anger, yet to the self reborn of the Father in infant
Shapiro's Auto Wreck
Shapiro's Auto Wreck
Shapiro's Auto Wreck Philosophers have pondered the meaning of life and death since the beginning of time. There are many hypotheses. From reincarnation to Valhalla -- then on to heaven. There have been many proposed solutions. Yet no one fully understands dea th. In Shapiro's poem Auto Wreck, he illustrates the irrationality of life for it can be taken away at any given time for no rational reason. Shapiro uses metaphors to emphasize the fantasy-like and wild setting of the auto wreck. The
Essay On The Intrinsic Flaws Inherent In Christianity
Essay On The Intrinsic Flaws Inherent In Christianity
Essay On The Intrinsic Flaws Inherent In Christianity Christianity is a religion in which events are claimed to have occured but which can never be proved. Those who practice it live by different morals than are preached by the most holy texts. It is an institution in which the most holy scripture is contradictory, and wherein the supreme being, by the very definition, cannot exist. Christianity is, therefore, a fundamentally flawed religion. According to the Bible, events have occured which are
Equus is great art because it forces us to re-examine the very fundame
Equus is great art because it forces us to re-examine the very fundame
‘Equus is great art because it forces us to re-examine the very fundamentals of our existence.’ Discuss. The title statement seems to assume that we accept Equus as great art, leaving us to discuss the reason for why it is considered so. I would agree with this assumption, Equus is great art in that it does force its audience to re-examine the fundamentals of our existence to some extent. Fighting against Shaffer’s other great works, Equus is still widely considered his “crowning dramatic achiev
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome AP English 3 Sometimes authors toy with the emotions of the reader and his perception of right and wrong by the way characters are described. In a wellwritten essay, relate how the character Zeena Frome is in the right and the character Ethan and Mattie are in the wrong. Relate how characterization (the description and creation of a character and his or her traits) serves to make the reader despise Zeena and pity Ethan and Mattie, despite the fact that Zeena is the one being wronged
Isnt the Book Always Better Than the Movie
Isnt the Book Always Better Than the Movie
Isn’t the Book Always Better Than the Movie? It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but in truth no such analogy can be accurately applied. Perhaps it is true of words describing a painting or sculpture, but when it comes to stories such a suggestion is nothing less than ridiculous. In fact, the situation tends to be quite the opposite. It is hard to capture the magic of words with a camera. No film dialogue can ever be as eloquent as that related by a good author. The style, humor
Lockwood
Lockwood
Lockwood Lockwood's narration forms a frame around Nelly's; he serves as a mediator between Nelly and the reader. A somewhat vain and arrogant man, he deals very clumsily with the residents of Wuthering Heights. Lockwood comes from a more domesticated region of England, and he finds himself at a loss when he witnesses the strange household's disregard for the social conventions that have always structured his world. As a narrator, his vanity and unfamiliarity with the story occasionally lead him
A Rose for Emily
A Rose for Emily
A Rose for Emily William Faulker's A Rose for Emily tells the story of a young woman who is violated by her father's strict mentality. After being the only man in her life Emily's father dies and she finds it hard to let go. Emily was raised in the ante-bellum period before the Civil War. This story takes place in the Reconstruction Era after the war when the North takes control of the South. Like her father, Miss Emily possesses a stubborn outlook towards life and refuses to change. This short
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
Drowning into Insanity
Drowning into Insanity
Drowning into Insanity Findley’s unique style and excellent use of diction create an atmosphere which is intense and exciting. Through Robert’s struggle with the mud and internal conflict, Timothy Findley is able to emphasize the endeavours of war which is not talked about nor known about. Desperation expressed by Robert is done so with cleverly displayed syntax and organizational skills. Findley’s diction heightens the anguish and panic experienced by Robert. A feeling of despair and distress i
Dantes Inferno
Dantes Inferno
Dante’s Inferno Dante Alighieri September 27, 2003 I. Setting: Italy 1300 II. Characters: Dante author and protagonist. He is the focus of all interaction. Throughout his journey, he gradually learns to abandon his sympathy for a more pitiless attitude towards the punishments of sinners. Virgil Dante’s guide through Hell. He is the spirit sent by his beloved Beatrice to help Dante on his journey. Beatrice one of the blessed in Heaven. He fell in love with her early and never fell out of love
Lady Chatterleys Lover
Lady Chatterleys Lover
Lady Chatterley’s Lover D.H Lawrence I. Setting: 1917 WragbyEnglish midlands II. Characters: Constance(Connie) Reid/Chatterley: female protagonist. She is intellectual, and would at the time have been considered sexually promiscuous. Marries Clifford Chatterley and assumes the title of Lady Chatterly. She falls in love with Oliver Mellors (the estate gamekeeper) and conceives his child. Oliver Mellors Connie’s lover, and gamekeeper on her estranged husband’s estate. Though he is but a servant,
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo I. Setting: Paris 1482 II. Characters: Quasimodo protagonist. Hideously deformed with a hump on a back, protrusion from his chest, and a large wart covering one eye. Abandoned when he was a chile at Notre Dame. He was adopted by the archdeacon who attempted to make him a scholar even though he’s deaf. Archdeacon Claude Frollo priest at Notre Dame who adopted Quasimodo. Intelligent, compassionate and always destined for the church. He loves his brother Je
The Narrative Structure
The Narrative Structure
The Narrative Structure The narrative structure would best be described as classic / realist due to numerous factors throughout the film. First of all, the characters in this are very well rounded: the story is told at a slow pace and this gives us the opportunity to gain vast information about the characters within it. This is done through the length of the film, clocking at 142 minutes, 22 seconds (136 minutes, 36 seconds on video due to PAL transfer), also this film spans the nineteen years t
A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities A point of view in which a person is taking can change the way someone feels about the person or event that is being described. By the bias and stance the narrator has, characters or events can be changed in their relevance, importance, or relationship to the main idea by the narrator of a story. In Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, having the point of view seen through Lucie Manette’s eyes would have dramatically changed the book for the better involving her tone and r
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
Descartes
Descartes
Descartes Descartes is famed by is familiar notion, I think therefore I am (Cogito, ergo sum.). It is a conclusion he has reached in his second meditation after much deliberation on the existence of anything certain. After he discovers his ability to doubt and to understand , he is able to substantiate his necessary existence as a consequence. What we doubt or understand may not ultimately correspond, but we can never be uncertain that we are in the process of thought. This idea is a major compo
God and Evil
God and Evil
God and Evil?? There are two kinds of evil or bad things that happen in our world, moral evil and natural evil. Moral evil is evil that is willfully imposed upon the world by free moral human agents. Moral evil are things like rape and murder, which are committed by people with a free will and conscience. It results from the actions of free creatures. On the other hand we have Natural evil this is evil in the world that arises from what we call natural events, things that are the result of the w
Islam
Islam
Islam Islam is a religion that has existed for millions of years. The followers believed that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger. Muhammad was deeply troubled by the idol worship of Arabs and the moral ills of society. When he was about 40, he was meditating and heard a voice. According to Muslim the belief the voice was that of the angel Gabriel it said, “Proclaim.” When Muhammad asked what should I proclaim the voice responded with proclaim in the name of God. Muhammad was a young
The Best Little Girl In The World
The Best Little Girl In The World
The Best Little Girl In The World Analysis of The Best Little Girl in the World The author of my book is Steven Levenkron. Warner Books published this book in September of 1978 in New York, NY. The genre of my book is fiction with suspense. The Best Little Girl in the World could be based on a true story, but it is not completely true to life. It would fall under the suspense category because the reader does not know if Kessa will live or die. The all-important purposes of this book are to infor
Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost John Milton divided the characters in his epic poem Paradise Lost into two sides, one side under God representing good, and the other side under Satan representing evil and sin. Milton first introduced the reader to the character Satan, the representative of all evil, and his allegiance of fallen angels that aided in his revolt against God (Milton 35). Only later did Milton introduce the reader to all powerful God, leader and creator of all mankind (John). This introduction of Sata
Anselm s Philosophy
Anselm s Philosophy
Anselm�s Philosophy Anselm's definition of a God starts by saying that God is the greatest being we can possibly think of. When Anselm states this, it essentially means that it is not possible to think of a being greater than God. Anselm also states that if God is the greatest thinkable being, he is referring to the fact that it would be impossible to imagine or to create in ones mind someone or something being better than God. Therefore, it would be impossible to say that God only exists in o
A Long Fatal Love Chase
A Long Fatal Love Chase
A Long Fatal Love Chase Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott's background influenced her to write the tragedy A Long Fatal Love Chase. One important influence on the story was her father's role as a leading transcendentalist (Doner 342). Transcendentalism states that society is a necessary evil (Clendenning 371). Simi-larly, Rosamond Vivian, the main character in the book, states her opinion of society when she says: Law and custom I know nothing of, public opinion I despise, and shame and fear
Anselms Philosophy - Sophomore Paper
Anselms Philosophy - Sophomore Paper
Anselm’s Philosophy - Sophomore Paper Anselm=s definition of [email protected] starts by saying that God is the greatest being we can possibly think of. When Anselm states this, it essentially means that it is not possible to think of a being greater than God. Anselm also states that if God is the greatest thinkable being, he is referring to the fact that it would be impossible to imagine or to create in ones mind someone or something being better than God. Therefore, it would be impossible to say that God
When people hear the word Buddhism many times its name reflects stereo
When people hear the word Buddhism many times its name reflects stereo
When people hear the word Buddhism, many times its name reflects stereotypes and misunderstandings. Typically people will think of Chinese and Japanese monks in strict meditaion, however Buddhism is really a generic term for various philosophic, religious, ethical, and sociological forms based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha. They come from the main doctrine of the Four Noble Truths which says that there is suffering (which may more accurately be ‘frustration’), suffering has a cause, the cau
I was from the beginning scandalised I must own with this resemblance
I was from the beginning scandalised I must own with this resemblance
I was from the beginning scandalised, I must own, with this resemblance between the Deity and human creatures. --Philo David Hume wrote much about the subject of religion, much of it negative. In this paper we shall attempt to follow Hume's arguments against Deism as Someone knowable from the wake He allegedly makes as He passes. This kind of Deism he lays to rest. Then, digging deeper, we shall try our hand at a critique of his critique of religion, of resurrecting a natural belief in God. F
South vs North
South vs North
South vs. North I screamed as the cannon exploded next to me. My men were dropping left and right. I didn't know just how much longer I could hold Grant and his army off. Just then a bullet hit me in the chest. I yelled out in agony, and collapsed onto the ground. I awoke to find myself in the army's hospital. Normally a chest shot was a definite killer, but I am one of General Lee's number one men. He obviously sent some of his best doctors. Well I guess I should let you know a little about my
Inspector Goole Assignment
Inspector Goole Assignment
Inspector Goole Assignment. Introduction. In this essay I will talk about Inspector Goole a character in 'An Inspector Calls'. The play is set in Brumley, an industrial city in the north Midland's in the year 1912. I will talk about how believable a policeman he is, how Priestly the author of the story uses the character and how the Inspectors treatments of the characters vary. First I will describe who the Inspector is, what sort of a character he is and will describe very briefly who the Birl
Nelson Pike wrote the article Divine Omniscience and Voluntary Action
Nelson Pike wrote the article Divine Omniscience and Voluntary Action
Nelson Pike wrote the article Divine Omniscience and Voluntary Action as an elaboration of Boethius' Divine Foreknowledge and Freedom of the Will. Pike thought that Boethius had a valid, logical argument that was just not thought out fully. Boethius stated that perhaps there is a lack of free will if God already knows what is and will happen. However, in order for this argument to be valid, some assumptions need to be made. The first assumption is that God exists. Second is the view of God as o
Math Anxiety
Math Anxiety
Math Anxiety Out of all the subjects that are taught at school, mathematics can be one of the most frustrating. Many students at some point in their education become overwhelmed by mathematics. This may leave them feeling that their understanding of the concept would be impossible. This feeling, known as Òmath anxietyÓ may be caused by biological factors or because of social values, however, no one know for sure what causes it. Math anxiety is a feeling that can be experienced by anyone. It is