Personal Narrative

Biography and History Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl
Biography and History Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl
Biography and History: Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl To be a good writer, you must posess a careful balance between detachment and association, a delicate waltz where you are not so wrapped up in the events of a story that it alienates the reader, and yet not so far separated from the subject matter that the readers cannot get into it. This is espectially the case in an autobiographical narrative. In this case, it is very difficult to detach yourself from the main subject matter, tha
The Red Badge of Courage
The Red Badge of Courage
The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage is now universally recognized as a masterpiece, although when it first appeared in book form in 1896 (two months later in England than in the United States) it provoked mixed reactions. The English critics, in fact, brought it to the attention of the American public, which had generally ignored it. Those early readers who approved saw in it a true and complete picture of war, a book which thrusts aside romantic machinery in favor of dramatic
Ideological anthology featuring a series of essays written by Pierre
Ideological anthology featuring a series of essays written by Pierre
ideological anthology featuring a series of essays written by Pierre Elliot Trudeau during his time spent with the Federal Liberal party of Canada. The emphasis of the book deals with the problems and conflicts facing the country during the Duplessis regime in Quebec. While Trudeau stresses his adamant convictions on Anglophone/Francophone relations and struggles for equality in a confederated land, he also elaborates on his own ideological views pertaining to Federalism and Nationalism. The re
Business Process Redesign BPR or Reengineering is the
Business Process Redesign BPR or Reengineering is the
Business Process Redesign (BPR) or Reengineering is the fundamental rethinking and radical redesign of business processes to achieve dramatic improvements in critical, contemporary measures of performance, such as cost, quality, service, and speed (Hammer and Champy, Reengineering). Since the BPR idea has surfaced it has been under constant ridicule by the popular press. They say it takes far too long, creates management headaches, fails 70% of the time, and it's only for big companies with b
Joseph Conrad in his long-short story Heart of Darkness tells the tale
Joseph Conrad in his long-short story Heart of Darkness tells the tale
Joseph Conrad, in his long-short story, ³Heart of Darkness,² tells the tale of two mens¹ realization of the hidden, dark, evil side of themselves. Marlow, the ³second² narrator of the framed narrative, embarked upon a spiritual adventure on which he witnessed firsthand the wicked potential in everyone. On his journey into the dark, forbidden Congo, the ³heart of darkness,² so to speak, Marlow encountered Kurtz, a ³remarkable man² and ³universal genius,² who had made himself a god in the eyes of
A baby's love for his mother is probably the sweetest emotion we can
A baby's love for his mother is probably the sweetest emotion we can
A baby's love for his mother is probably the sweetest emotion we can savor. (Angelou) By consistently weaving the theme of motherhood into her literature, Maya Angelou creates both personal narratives and poems that the reader can relate to. Her exploration of this universal theme lends itself to a very large and diverse audience. Throughout Angelou's works, she allows her followers to witness her metamorphosis through different aspects of motherhood. Well-worked themes are always present in
Neil Simon, the Most Successful Playwright in The History of Theatre
Neil Simon, the Most Successful Playwright in The History of Theatre
Neil Simon, the Most Successful Playwright in The History of Theatre It can be argued that Neil Simon is not only America's most successful playwright, but also the most successful playwright in the history of theatre.1 Despite being criticized for lack of substance, his hugely successful comedies are consistently revived, whether on Broadway or in other community or dinner theatres. Last week the University of Notre Dame's Mainstage season opened with the departmental premiere of Barefoot in
In Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain simply wrote about a boy and the river
In Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain simply wrote about a boy and the river
In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain simply wrote about a boy and the river. In doings so Twain presents the reader with his personal view of mankind, whether he wants to or not: Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot will be shot. (2) Possibly by giving us this warning Twain admits to the existence of a clear motive, morality, and a strong plot in his masterpiece. Nonethel
We were strangers from the beginning
We were strangers from the beginning
We were strangers from the beginning tormented by our difference which did not exist. (Betsy Warland) An important ingredient inherent in a successful mother-daughter relationship is balance. Like the scales of justice, maintaining equilibrium requires work. The special bond between mother and daughter is delicate and unlike any other relationship due to expectations of performance on behalf of both women. The female psyche is, characteristically, particular: each woman having a certain regimen
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
Alfred Hitchcock 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art film-making with great audience popularity. Throughout his career he gave his audiences more pleasure than could be asked for. The consistency of quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films earned him the reputation of being the master of suspense, and after viewing two of his
In the chosen poems Thomas Hardy Walt Whitman and
In the chosen poems Thomas Hardy Walt Whitman and
In the chosen poems, Thomas Hardy, Walt Whitman, and Sigfried Sassoon each have a common viewpoint: war brings out the worst in man, a feeling buried deep inside the heart. Even with this clotting of the mind due to the twisting ways of war, a flicker of remorse, a dream of someplace, something else still exists within the rational thought. These poems express hope, the hope that war will not be necessary. They show that man only kills because he must, not because of some inbred passion for dea
QUESTION 7
QUESTION 7
QUESTION 7. DISCUSS THE CULTURAL NATURE OF FAME AND ITS TEXTUAL EXPRESSION WITH REFERENCE TO ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING: ORAL HEROIC POETRY, CHAUCER'S DEPICTION IN THE HOUSE OF FAME AND THE MODERN CONSTRUCTION OF THE CANON OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. YOU SHOULD FOCUS YOUR ANALYSIS ON THE INTERPLAY OF ORAL AND LITERARY TRADITIONS IN THESE CONTEXTS. Many critics have noted the complexities within Chaucer's The House of Fame, in particular, the complexities between the oral and the literary. The diff
A comparison of
A comparison of
A comparison of Alfred Hitchcock and Edgar Allan Poe Fear, terror and suspense are the most vivid emotions created by Poe’s stories and by Hitchcock’s films. Several themes are common to both: the madness that exists in the world, the paranoia caused by isolation which guides people’s actions, the conflict between appearance and reality along with the double aspect of the human nature, and the power of the dead over the living. Not only the themes are similar in both men’s work but also the det
Human Intent and the Aftermath of It
Human Intent and the Aftermath of It
Human Intent and the Aftermath of It Washington Irving, in writing The Devil and Tom Walker, and Stephen Vincent Benet, in writing The Devil and Daniel Webster illustrate to the reader the consequences of man's desire for material wealth and how a person's motivation for a relationship with the devil affects the outcome of the deal. In these two different, yet surprisingly similar narratives, the authors present their beliefs about human intent and motive. In The Devil and Tom Walker, t
Jane Eyre tells the story of a woman progressing on the path towards a
Jane Eyre tells the story of a woman progressing on the path towards a
Jane Eyre tells the story of a woman progressing on the path towards acceptance. Throughout her journey, Jane comes across many obstacles. Male dominance proves to be the biggest obstacle at each stop of Jane's journey: Gateshead Hall, Lowood Institution, Thornfield Manor, Moor House, and Ferndean Manor. Through the progression of the story, Jane slowly learns how to understand and control her repression. I will be analyzing Janes stops at Thornfield Manor and Moor House for this is where she m
The Innocence Of The Child
The Innocence Of The Child
The Innocence Of The Child Many writers have found writing about the human psyche very interesting. The story, The Child by Tiger, by Thomas Wolf, is about an African American servant who initially seems to be very skilful and moral but who turns out to be very vengeful, eventually running around, shooting up the town. People can have a hidden side to them which can be brought out by the type of environment that he or she is placed in. Tears, Idle Tears, by Elizabeth Bowen, is about a young
The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great
The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great
The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great Our understanding of the literary achievements of King Alfred depend very much upon what we believe about his early education. If we are content to accept the stories of Asser, the famous biographer of Alfred, that he reached his twelfth birthday before he learned to read (Keynes 75), then we must reckon his literary career as a phenomenon which can only be described, not explained. Or, if that is not satisfactory, we may compare him in his ad
ENG 1015 Sec 331
ENG 1015 Sec 331
ENG 1015, Sec. 331 March 19, 1997 Nathaniel Hawthorne Weaves Dreams into Reality in Much of His 19th Century Prose Nathaniel Hawthorne, a master of American fiction, often utilizes dreams within the annals of his writings to penetrate, explore and express his perceptions of the complex moral and spiritual conflicts that plague mankind. His clever, yet crucial purpose for using dreams is to represent, through symbolism, the human divergence conflict manifested in the souls of man during the firm
Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest Anti-Transcendentalist wri
Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest Anti-Transcendentalist wri
Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest Anti-Transcendentalist writers of all time. He utilized his writings to express his dark, gloomy outlook on life. Hawthorne, a descendant of a puritan family, was born in Salem, Massachusetts. Some of his ancestors included a judge known for the harsh persecution of Quakers, and another judge who played an important role in the Salem witchcraft trials. Hawthorne’s attitude was molded by a sense of guilt, which he traced to his ancestor’s actions. Afte
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession
³It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife².(pg.1) The first sentence of Jane Austen¹s Pride and Prejudice is perhaps the most famous opening of all English comedies concerning social manners. It encapsulates the ambitions of the empty headed Mrs. Bennet, and her desire to find a good match for each of her five daughters from the middle-class young men of the family¹s acquaintance: ³The business of her life was to get he
Professional ysis of Published Works
Professional ysis of Published Works
Professional ysis of Published Works Professional columnists have often enjoyed the luxury of an additional writer to verify their work. This person is usually an editor or proofreader. Each day, millions of pages of text are scrutinized for accuracy by the public. Many times, people have read through an article and found an error in syntax or spelling. It almost appears to be a rewarding experience for the reader to discover an error in professional works. I have noticed that writers sacrifice
The identity of Thomas Pynchon is as elusive as the sticky complex web
The identity of Thomas Pynchon is as elusive as the sticky complex web
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
Robert Browning was born on May 7 1812 in Camberwell which is
Robert Browning was born on May 7 1812 in Camberwell which is
Robert Browning was born on May 7, 1812, in Camberwell, which is now a part of London. He had no real formal education so he was largely self educated. His father was a smart man with an extensive library. His mother was kindly, religious minded woman, who loved music and her brilliant son. He lived at his parents house almost until the time of his marriage. He attended a boarding school near Camberwell and spent a little bit of his time traveling to places like Russia and Italy. But he preferr
Inner Turmoil
Inner Turmoil
Inner Turmoil Within the play Hamlet there exists many puns and phrases which have a double meaning. Little ploys on words which tend to add a bit of entertainment to the dialogue of the play. These forked tongue phrases are used by Shakespeare to cast an insight to the characters in the play…to give them more depth and substance. However, most importantly these phrases cause the reader or audience to think. They are able to show a double meaning that not all people would pick up on, which is t
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice In my opinion the play The Merchant of Venice is a tragic one which is discised as being comic. Many factors of this play are derived from the current voice of situation. The Merchant of Venice could be looked at as more tragic because of the negative intents from some of the characters in the play. Greed and deception are just a couple of the main features from where many of the decisions are derived. For example, revenge was an intent that Sylock had against for Antonio
Throughout history society has played an important role in forming the
Throughout history society has played an important role in forming the
Throughout history, society has played an important role in forming the value and attitudes of the population. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman are two novels which exemplify the negative effects of society’s influence. Both Elizabeth Bennet and Marian McAlpin are strong women who rebel against society’s influences in their lives. They refuse to accept the pre-set roles and identities handed to them. Both women realize that the individual’s needs are not
Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of t
Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of t
Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of their choosing into their reader. This is often a philosophy derived at from their own personal experiences. John Steinbeck is no exception to this. When traveling through his native Californian in the mid-1930s, Steinbeck witnessed people living in appalling conditions of extreme poverty due to the Great Depression and the agricultural disaster known as the Dust Bowl. He noticed that these people received no aid whatsoever fr
The Works and Life of Charles Dickens
The Works and Life of Charles Dickens
The Works and Life of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was a very well known and loved author for his time. Though his stories contained complex language and include many adult points and key ideas. Most of his works assume the view of a young person growing up. His novels contain many key insights which can only be fully appreciated by those who have already grown up, or those who are in the process of growth. In his enormous body of works, Dickens combined masterly storytelling, humor, pathos
The short story writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen
The short story writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen
The short story writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen Poe. After reading one of his works in class, I realized that his mysterious style of writing greatly appealed to me. Although many critics have different views on Poe's writing style, I think that Harold Bloom summed it up best when he said, Poe has an uncanny talent for exposing our common nightmares and hysteria lurking beneath our carefully structured lives. ( 7) For me, this is done through his use of setting and narr
For a short story to be effective it must be able to produce high leve
For a short story to be effective it must be able to produce high leve
For a short story to be effective, it must be able to produce high levels of intensity, emotion and drama. To do this, it must convey a great deal of information in a short space of time. As a result, the short story usually leaves a great deal of its content open to interpretation and examination by the reader. Also, the denouements of short stories frequently remain inconclusive and unfulfilled. Together, these attributes add to the action and intriguing character of this genre of literature.
The Point of Point of View
The Point of Point of View
The Point of Point of View Point of view is an essential element to consider when reading literature of any kind. How an author chooses to tell a story, directly affects how and what the reader sees and feels. Most authors write their stories with a certain point of view in order to keep the reader interested and to help them better understand the characters and their situations. In Truman Capote’s, My Side of the Matter, and John Cheever’s, Five-Forty-Eight, these reasons are the basis for
Book Report
Book Report
Book Report Author: Graham Greene Titles of some other works by the same author: a.o.: A Burnt-Out Case, The Power and the Glory, The Heart of the Matter. Title: The Quiet American Date of Publication: 1965 Edition: Penguin First published : 1955 Genre: Novel of character List of (main) characters and description of them: 1) Fowler, a British reporter, who has left his wife, living in Vietnam with a Chinese woman, trying to report about the war without too much personal involvement. 2) Phuong,
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and ca
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and ca
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and carved in stone, people worldwide have reacted to the world by making images. The fundamental goal of art, especially in the past, was to convey meaning and express important ideas, revealing what was significant to every society, by arresting images. In recognizing the subject matter of any painting, you have to look at the artist’s intentions, which are regularly connected to social conditions, national or global issues and t
Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains
Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains
Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains repressed by society. Often this evil side breaks out during times of isolation from our culture, and whenever one culture confronts another. History is loaded with examples of atrocities that have occurred when one culture comes into contact with another. Whenever fundamentally different cultures meet, there is often a fear of contamination and loss of self that leads us to discover more about our true selves, often causing pe
Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism The term Hinduism refers to the civilization of the Hindus (originally, the inhabitants of the land of the Indus River). Introduced in about 1830 by British writers, it properly denotes the Indian civilization of approximately the last 2,000 years, which evolved from Vedism the religion of the Indo-European peoples who settled in India in the last centuries of the 2nd millennium BC. The spectrum that ranges from the level of popular Hindu belief to that of elaborate ritual technique and
IMAGERY
IMAGERY
IMAGERY The term imagery has various applications. Generally, imagery includes all kinds of sense perception (not just visual pictures). In a more limited application, the term describes visible objects only. But the term is perhaps most commonly used to describe figurative language, which is as a theme in literature. An example is animal imagery in Othello When Iago tortures Othello with animal images of his wife's supposed infidelity, were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys… (3.3.403
Thematical Lives of Dickens' Characters
Thematical Lives of Dickens' Characters
Thematical Lives of Dickens' Characters Charles Dickens' literary works are comparable to one another in many ways; plot, setting, and even experiences. His novels remain captivating to his audiences and he draws them in to teach the readers lessons of life. Although each work exists separate from all of the rest, many similarities remain. Throughout the novels, Oliver Twist and Great Expectations, the process of growing up, described by the author, includes the themes of the character's ability
Assess the role of colour in packaging
Assess the role of colour in packaging
Assess the role of colour in packaging There is a belief among packaging experts that consumers can be convinced to buy, if the package that contains the product caters to the right senses. Designers have spent years, testing packages, doing marketing studies, logging reaction habits from various targeted groups, just to come up with the perfect appeal to their packages! Colour of course, plays a very important role in these projects. It was not until after 1950 that much attention was even give
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man I awoke, there was a crash on the upper deck. I heard a thunderous crackling from my head above. I ran up the stairs and what I saw devastated me. The small wooden boat was completely coated in billowy flames. Help, help, somebody please! I slowly moved towards the sound being careful to dodge flames as much as possible. The smoke was choking me. I could see a faint outline of a face across the deck. It was Tom, my lifelong friend and companion. He was completely
Communist Manifesto
Communist Manifesto
Communist Manifesto Chapter 1 Summary: Bourgeois and Proletarians The Communist Manifesto begins with Marx's famous generalization that the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles (79). Marx describes these classes in terms of binary oppositions, with one party as oppressor, the other as oppressed. While human societies have traditionally been organized according to complex, multi-membered class hierarchies, the demise of feudalism effected by the French Revolu
NYFirst Budget Reform Legislation
NYFirst Budget Reform Legislation
NYFirst: Budget Reform Legislation When looking at the State of New York over the past 19 years, there is definitely one thing that is common over that period of time. That would have to be New York State’s late budget. For the 19th time, over the past same amount of years, New York State has had a budget that wasn’t on time. This has come to be a major problem over the years, and now the New York State Assembly Republicans’ have come up with supposed solution to the problem; This is the NYFirs
The Rape of the Lock
The Rape of the Lock
The Rape of the Lock Question 4. ‘‘The Rape of the Lock’ is a very empty trifle without any solidity or sensible meaning’ (John Dennis, a contemporary critic of the eighteenth century). Was he right? A ‘trifle’ is defined as being ‘something of little importance or value’ (www.dictionary.com). Thus, ‘a very empty trifle’ would appear to be near devoid of importance or value. Criticism as bold as this must be put into context, since modern critics hold the general consensus that Alexander Pope’s
Analysis of Yellow Wallpaper
Analysis of Yellow Wallpaper
Analysis of Yellow Wallpaper The Plot In this story we can speak of a unified plot because a clear sequence of beginning, middle and end is established. In the beginning we get information about where she and her husband will spend the summer , about who is involved in the story and also about why she is in this summer estate. The middle part, which makes out most of the story, is a description of what she is doing all day , of the wallpaper and of the gradual turning insane. The end of the stor
The Role of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
The Role of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
The Role of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince Hamlet replaces the letter that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are carrying to England with a forgery of his own making, thus sending these two men to their deaths. He does this without giving it a second thought and never suffers from any guilt or remorse for his actions. Considering that these two men were friends from his youth, this would at first glance seem to reflect poorly on his character. However, one must c
The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy Halfway through his life, the poet Dante finds himself wandering alone in a dark forest, having lost his way on the true path . He says that he does not remember how he lost his way, but he has wandered into a fearful place, a dark and tangled valley.. The sun shines down from a hilltop, and Dante attempts to climb toward the light. As he climbs, however, he encounters three angry beasts in succession—a leopard, a lion, and a she-wolf—which force him to turn back … The opening
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
Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates Where is here? English 310 Creative Writing Short Story Analysis August 3, 2004 Joyce Carol Oates’s is an author in her own category. In one of her many collections, “Where is here?” that features 35 captivating short stories. Throughout the 193 pages, Oates discusses countless topics that the everyday world shies away from. This collection touches on those hidden topics and disturbing subject matter such as domestic violence, fear of being alone, rape, prostitution, treachery,
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
PERSONAL ESSAY PLAN PERSONAL NARRATIVE
PERSONAL ESSAY PLAN PERSONAL NARRATIVE
PERSONAL ESSAY PLAN (PERSONAL NARRATIVE) -Introduction- Topic: Childhood Memories/ Falling out of car Focus: -Leaving the elementary school -In the car -Falling out of car Thesis statement: The most memorable, most hilarious and ironically most painful day of my childhood was the day I fell out of the car. -Body 1- Main Idea: Leaving the elementary school, (the chaos surrounding a mother trying to control four boys causes her to forget to lock the doors). Supporting Example 1: Last day of school