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Chimeras of Life
Chimeras of Life
Chimeras of Life One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous to lose one!. . . We shall not survive war, but shall, as well as our adversaries, be destroyed by war. -Agatha Christie, The Second WarThe war described in All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, destroyed those who fought in it. It tells the story of Paul, a young German soldier. As Paul fights on the bloody front, he is numbed to the pain of those around
Reverend Dimmesdale
Reverend Dimmesdale
Reverend Dimmesdale Life is hard, but accepting that fact makes it easier. this common phrase has been proven true in many people's lives, but is also a harsh fact that Boston's Rev. Dimmesdale, a key character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's the Scarlet Letter, had to face. In this twisted story of deception and adultery set in the Puritan era, Hawthorne introduces Dimmesdale as a weak and cowardly man who refuses to take responsibility for his actions. Yet, he transitions to a person who accepts h
The Absent Male in Little Women
The Absent Male in Little Women
The Absent Male in Little Women No gentlemen were admitted writes Louisa May Alcott in Little Women to describe the all-female private revue the March sisters perform. And as the novel progresses, one cannot help but wonder if this same sentiment does indeed echo throughout the novel, as male characters are conspicuously absent while all the pivotal parts are played by the women characters. This gender imbalance -- in that there are more female characters than male in Little Women -- is espec
LORD OF THE FLIES VOCABULARY
LORD OF THE FLIES VOCABULARY
LORD OF THE FLIES VOCABULARY Synonyms/Antonyms One of the major themes of Lord of the Flies is evil. In the novel, evil involves fear, hatred, and ugliness. The following words, taken from the novel reflect that theme of evil. Each underlined word below is followed by a definition, a synonym, and a page (p.) and line (l.) number. Read the definition and the synonym, then refer in the novel to the page and line on which the word appears. Read the definition and the synonym, then refer in the nov
Pyramids
Pyramids
Pyramids The Egyptians believed that their kings were gods. Even after they had died, the rulers continued to affect daily life through their supernatural powers. In his new life in the underworld, the king would need everything he needed while alive, and he needed his home to last for eternity. While alive, Egyptian kings lived in palace of mud-brick, wore linen roves, and slept in wooden beds. In their gentle climate, more substantial comforts were not needed. But eternity last a whole lot lo
Much a do about nothing
Much a do about nothing
Much a do about nothing Katharina and Beatrice are both similar characters. They each are plagued with unrequited love, and depressed by their own inability to woo the suitor of their choosing. Each of them are unable to accept the female role of passivity. Although both women seem to accept their roles of wives at the conclusion of the plays. Upon further examination, one will find that Beatrice is a much more complex character. One would have to agree with the critic who said, Katharina is a
Personal Freedom In the United States of America
Personal Freedom In the United States of America
Personal Freedom In the United States of America No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violat
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico Mexico was the site of some of the earliest and most advanced civilizations in the western hemisphere. The Mayan culture, according to archaeological research, attained its greatest development about the 6th century AD. Another group, the Toltec, established an empire in the Valley of Mexico and developed a great civilization still evidenced by the ruins of magnificent buildings and monuments. The leading tribe, the Aztec, built great cities and developed an intricate social, political, a
The House of Seven Gables Symbolism
The House of Seven Gables Symbolism
The House of Seven Gables - Symbolism American Literature reflects life, and the struggles that we face during our existence. The great authors of our time incorporate life’s problems into their literature directly and indirectly. The stories themselves bluntly tell us a story, however, an author also uses symbols to relay to us his message in a more subtle manner. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book The House of Seven Gable’s symbolism is eloquently used to enhance the story being told, by givi
The Second Coming Vs. Things Fall Apart
The Second Coming Vs. Things Fall Apart
Word Count: 796 The book Things Fall Apart , by Chinua Achebe , is very similar to the poem , The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats. A comparison of The Second Coming to Things Fall Apart will show many corresponding aspects between both of these literary masterpieces. Seeing the line Things fall apart in the poem , Achebe makes an outstanding association. At this point in time he says to himself, I should name my book Things Fall Apart , It will show the main idea of the book. One
To Kill A Mockingbird: Controversial Issues
To Kill A Mockingbird: Controversial Issues
To Kill A Mockingbird: Controversial Issues In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee addresses many controversial issues. Such issues as, racism, discrimination, and social class are explored. During the 1950's in the small county of Maycomb, the mentality of most southern people reflected that of the nation. Most of the people were racist and discriminatory. In the novel, these ideas are explored by a young girl, Scout. The readers see the events that occur through her eyes. In the book
Poet and philosopher Archibald Lampman 1861-1899
Poet and philosopher Archibald Lampman 1861-1899
Poet and philosopher Archibald Lampman (1861-1899) led not a life of his own, but an existance forced upon him by peers and an unfeeling and cold society. Dying far before his time, Lampman led a life of misery. He was supported only by a few close friends and his immortal poetry. This essay is founded around one particular of his works but I feel it necessary to discuss the conditions in which he lived in order to fully understand what he was trying to express and/or symbolize. Lampman really
Part A
Part A
Part A In his play The Club, David Williamson presents numerous Australian attitudes of the 1970s. However, many of these attitudes are still relevant and fairly accurate representations of Australian attitudes in the 1990s, although some of course have changed somewhat over the time since the play was written nearly twenty years ago. Tradition plays a very important part in The Club. Each of the characters of course has his own ideas and attitudes towards tradition, but there are some which ar
CHARACTERIZATION
CHARACTERIZATION
CHARACTERIZATION The main characters of Dostoevskys novel The Brothers Karamazov are, as the title suggests, the members of the Karamazov family, if it can indeed be called such. The only things that the members of this family share are a name and the Karamazov curse, a legacy of base impulses and voluptuous lust. References to this tendency towards immorality are sprinkled heavily throughout the novel; phrases such as a brazen brow and a Karamazov conscience, voluptuary streak, and K
Hawthornes Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables
Hawthornes Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables
Hawthornes Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables American Literature reflects life, and the struggles that we face during our existence. The great authors of our time incorporate lifes problems into their literature directly and indirectly. The stories themselves bluntly tell us a story, however, an author also uses symbols to relay to us his message in a more subtle manner. In Nathaniel Hawthornes book The House of Seven Gables symbolism is eloquently used to enhance the story being told,
Daniel Tortora
Daniel Tortora
Daniel Tortora Paper 4 Final Draft Heart of Darkness, a novel by Joseph Conrad, and Apocalypse Now, a movie by Francis Ford Coppola can be compared and contrasted in many ways. By focusing on their endings and on the character of Kurtz, contrasting the meanings of the horror in each media emerges. In the novel the horror reflects Kurtz tragedy of transforming into a ruthless animal whereas in the film the horror has more of a definite meaning, reflecting the war and all the barbaric fighting th
About the author
About the author
About the author Sir William Golding (1911-1993), was an English novelist who wrote exciting adventure stories who deal with the conflict between mind and instinct. William Gerald Golding was born in St. Columb Minor, in Cornwall. He was knighted in 1988. His novels are moral fables that reveal how dangerous and destructive human brings may be unless they are restrained by conscience. Golding won the 1983 Nobel Prize for literature. His most famous book, Lord of the flies tells of a group of
Three recurring themes in Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe are greed vani
Three recurring themes in Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe are greed vani
Three recurring themes in Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe are greed, vanity, and repentance. Theme is defined as an underlying or essential subject of artistic representation. These three themes play an important role in the development of the story of Moll Flanders. The first theme, greed, is shown in Molls acts of prostitution. Moll turns to thievery in many instances to support herself. She also allows her morals to disintegrate; a result of her greediness. Molls first act of prostitution is
English 1302
English 1302
English 1302 November 27, 1996 Mother To The Tribe Throughout time people have been questioning their society. Many wonder if the beliefs and customs of their culture are actually what is in the interest of themselves or even the masses. Times of hardship can create strong and powerful people to bring about change; however the means to achieve such is relevant to ones morals or ethics. For many would agree utilitarianism is the best route to take when trying to appease most individuals; however
Introduction Literature offers a strong and passionate voice for the p
Introduction Literature offers a strong and passionate voice for the p
Introduction: Literature offers a strong and passionate voice for the past. The literature of the Native Canadian is a voice we, the people of Canada, can no longer ignore. There is little to be gained by dwelling on the past. Nevertheless, there is much to be realized by accepting what has passed, with all of its mistakes and dust we might otherwise wish to hide under the carpets. English literature, since at least the sixteenth century, has a firm grounding in Canadian history. As a white Ang
Many themes are evident in King Lear but perhaps one of the
Many themes are evident in King Lear but perhaps one of the
Many themes are evident in King Lear, but perhaps one of the most prevalent relates to the theme of justice. Shakespeare has developed a tragedy that allows us to see man's decent into chaos. Although Lear is perceived as a man more sinned against than sinning (p.62), the treatment of the main characters encourages the reader to reflect on the presence or lack of justice in this world. The characters also vary in their inclination to view the world from either a fatalistic or moralistic point
In Shakespeare's King Lear there are several sequences which display t
In Shakespeare's King Lear there are several sequences which display t
In Shakespeare's King Lear, there are several sequences which display the varying perceptions of different characters. The perceptions of the characters often differs because of what they are able to see and also in their nature. Such factors obstruct their vision, not allowing them to see clearly. One sequence which may illustrate this is the banishing of Cordelia after she refuses Lear's test of love. Another sequence is the gouging of Gloucester's eyes by Cornwall. A third sequence which sho
A major preoccupation with contemporary South American novelists as se
A major preoccupation with contemporary South American novelists as se
A major preoccupation with contemporary South American novelists, as seen with Gabriel Marquezs 100 years of solitude and Isabelle Allendes The house of the spirits, is the traditional and long lasting conflict between the Liberals and the conservatives. Although a common preoccupation with Marquez, Allende, and various other Latin American novelists the manner in which this preoccupation is expressed varies considerably depending on the author. In 100 years of solitude, Marquez looks t
To teach or not to teach This is the question that is presently on man
To teach or not to teach This is the question that is presently on man
To teach or not to teach? This is the question that is presently on many administrators' minds about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. For those who read the book without grasping the important concepts that Mark Twain gets across in between the lines, many problems arise. A reader may come away with the impression that the novel is simply a negative view of the African-American race. Many scholars and educators, like Marylee Hengsetbeck who said, If Huck Finn is used solely
Medea a play by the Greek playwright Euripides explores the
Medea a play by the Greek playwright Euripides explores the
Medea, a play by the Greek playwright Euripides, explores the Greek-barbarian dichotomy through the character of Medea, a princess from the barbarian, or non-Greek, land of Colchis. Throughout the play, it becomes evident to the reader that Medea is no ordinary woman by Greek standards. Central to the whole plot is Medeas barbarian origins and how they are related to her actions. In this paper, I am attempting to answer questions such as how Medea behaves like a female, how she acts heroical
Farewell To Arms Paper
Farewell To Arms Paper
Farewell To Arms Paper Hemmingway has a unique style of writing. It works on multiple levels. A person could read Farewell to Arms and enjoy it as a tragic love story. Hemmingway�s concise writing style allows a literal interpretation. At the same time a reader could get involved with the various symbols that he has placed in the novel. In a way everything he has can be used as a symbol depending on a person�s biases. This is what makes Hemmingway�s writing even more unique. He can have wh
A Nobel Writing Style Reviewed
A Nobel Writing Style Reviewed
A Nobel Writing Style Reviewed Earnest Hemmingway is an accomplished author with a large audience. While short novels like The Old Man and the Sea have intrigued many, his war stories have won him a Nobel Prize. Hemmingway possesses a writing style all his own, his ability to write descriptively is unparalleled. His use of similar themes, symbolism, irony, and similar main characters is very profound. Hemmingways use of theme makes his writing style significant. In The Old Man and the Sea Sant
A SEPARATE PEACE CHAPTER 1
A SEPARATE PEACE CHAPTER 1
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Ray Bradburys science-fiction novel Fahrenheit 451 has literary elemen
Ray Bradburys science-fiction novel Fahrenheit 451 has literary elemen
Ray Bradburys science-fiction novel Fahrenheit 451 has literary elements that strengthen its interpretation. The theme of this novel is the significance of a persons independent thought. The literary movement of this piece of literature is Romanticism. Through the use of Guy Montag, an emotionally distressed individual who realizes the importance of independent thinking, Fahrenheit 451s theme and literary movement are better understood. The theme of Fahrenheit 451 is the importance of an ind
VILLAINS REVENGE
VILLAINS REVENGE
VILLAINS REVENGE The Roles of the Villain in Shakespeares Plays M.A. student Early Modern Theatre, essay 2 14, January, 2004-1-14 Among the numerous roles in Shakespeares plays, there are some villains profoundly depicted, each exhibiting some unique features in personality and mindset. Their villainousness is so striking that the reader of the plays cannot help contemplating the dark side of human nature and exploring the motives of their evil behavior. Some of the villains --- represented
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
Business Strategy
Business Strategy
Business Strategy What role does strategic management play in the 21st century where environmental analysis expects an element of stability, competencies take time to develop, and competition requires flexibility that would make strategic planning an everyday task? Type the words corporate strategy or business strategy into any search engine or embark on a book search in a library and you become confronted with a vast array of opinion, definitions, business solutions and business strategies
Freedom in the United States
Freedom in the United States
Freedom in the United States No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the bounds of th
Motivation
Motivation
Motivation MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES I believe that every person is motivated about something; the challenge is to find out how to create a work environment that enables people to express that motivation at work. So how do you motivate employees? The answer to this question seems like is would be simple but it is actually quite complex. In order for employees to become and remain self-motivated, they need to have a reason. In fact, the word motivation means having a motive or reason. In my research I
Published Word of Mouth Referable Consumer-
Published Word of Mouth Referable Consumer-
Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Consumer- Generated Information on the Internet April 2002 Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Consumer- Generated Information on the Internet Abstract Consumer-to-consumer communication about products and services, often known as word of mouth (WOM), is an important source of marketplace information. The Internet is becoming an increasingly active medium for this type of communication. We describe the ways in which word-of-mouth information is communicated
Utopia
Utopia
Utopia In the work Utopia,which is a product of imagination,More tells us about the flawless system of governing which he establishes.In his writings More reflects the aspirations of a Renaissance man.This both caused him to be considered as the Socrates of Europe and to be executed in the face of his disobedience against the king.Ideas of Humanism and Reformation had found refuge in Mores mind.While carrying such qualities in theory,he was in fact a staunch radical in real life.Although he had
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
Explore how Bronte Presents Jane and her Childhood Experiences in the
Explore how Bronte Presents Jane and her Childhood Experiences in the
Explore how Bronte Presents Jane and her Childhood Experiences in the early Chapters. Do you find her a Sympathetic Heroine? Charlotte Brontes Jane Eyre was a ground breaking novel in the areas and issues it explored, such as passoin and a female desiring freedom. Bronte placed an unconventional heronie in a typical Victorian home. Jane is a poor, female, child; which immedeately makes her a character that Victorian readers would look down on. This is because she belongs to the three inferior
GCSE Shakespeare English Task
GCSE Shakespeare English Task
GCSE Shakespeare English Task Explore the significance of Act 1 Scene 5 Act 1 scene 5 is on of the most important scenes in the play as it links with action that has happened before the scene and with the ending of the play. The action links with earlier scenes because Romeo went to the party to try to meet Rosaline. Juliet was at the party because she was supposed to meet Paris and get top like him. All the characters from the earlier scenes meet at the party. The action links with the ending o
Was he Sane
Was he Sane
Was he Sane? ELA 12. 30.1 March 23, 2004 One of the most difficult questions to answer in William Shakespeares play, Hamlet, is; was Prince Hamlet truly mad, or was he just putting on an antic-disposition(I.v.173) Hamlets behavior is frequently changes throughout the course of the play and it makes it hard to distinguish his true nature. However after an in-depth analysis of Hamlets words and actions, prove for both his sanity and madness is evident. Proof toward Hamlets madness first bec
The Yellow Wallpaper Liberation in Madness
The Yellow Wallpaper Liberation in Madness
The Yellow Wallpaper: Liberation in Madness English 102 November 10, 2002 Outline Thesis: In The Yellow Wallpaper, Janes role conflict as a result patriarchal oppression is resolved when she foregoes the roles of mother, and woman for that of madwoman. I. Introduction II. Hysteria was as common in the Victorian era as its definition was broad, and treatment narrow. a. Hysteria was a common ailment, epidemic in ambitious women. b. Dr. S. Weir Mitchells rest cure was commonly applied in the
Mythology
Mythology
Mythology 9-10-03 English Background 1. It reflects the ensuing battle between the Mycenaeans and the Minoans. 2. It was resurrected because Athenian leaders wanted their city to have a great founding king. Europa and the Bull 1. Eros shot an arrow of love into Zeus making him instantly fall in love with her. 2. He had to change into a bull because his normal self would have killed them. 3. The bull was very gentle and kind to them, licking hands and being nice. 4. When she climbed aboard the U
Poem Comparison
Poem Comparison
Poem Comparison Compare and contrast two shorter Frost poems in relation to: Poetic themes Poetic form and techniques Frosts diction Neither Out Far nor In Deep and There Are Roughly Zones are two of Frosts shorter poems that use different styles and techniques to look at similar themes. The former is something of a social commentary, focusing on conformity and mans isolation from nature, while the latter is a narrative looking at mans limits and lack of power over nature. Neither Out
Civil War History Notes
Civil War History Notes
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Reflections of John Winthrop and William Bradford
Reflections of John Winthrop and William Bradford
Reflections of John Winthrop and William Bradford The writings of John Winthrop and William Bradford take on a puritan style, which reflects their motives and way of thought. Although these two leaders follow the same religious beliefs, there are minute differences in works that reveal each persons true character and values. It is evident that Bradfords writings are capable of showing dignity, practicality, compassion, humility, and endurance. Winthrop on the other hand attempts to write with
A view of Young Goodman Brown
A view of Young Goodman Brown
A view of Young Goodman Brown The story Young Goodman Brown is about a man and his faith in himself, his wife, and the community they reside in. Goodman Brown must venture on a journey into the local forest refuse the temptations of the devil and return to the village before sunrise. The time era is approximately a generation after the time of the witch trials. Goodman Brown's struggle between the evil temptations, the devil, and the proper church abiding life, is a struggle he does not think he
Compare the openings of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations and Paul
Compare the openings of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations and Paul
Compare the openings of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations and Paul Gallico's The Snow Goose comment upon the setting, characters, relationships, and use and style of language. My first two paragraphs are brief biographies of the writers of these two great books. Following these, I will be comparing their settings, characters, relationships and language. Charles Dickens was born at Landport near Portsmouth, Hampshire in 1812 on the 7th February. During most of his childhood he lived in either L
How does John Fowles use particular landscapes and places to enhance a
How does John Fowles use particular landscapes and places to enhance a
How does John Fowles use particular landscapes and places to enhance and identify each character in The French Lieutenants Woman? John Fowles introduces the novel by giving an detailed description of the Cobb in Lyme Regis. He introduces Sarah at this point, describing her as a living memorial to the drowned a figure from myth. In this setting, we begin to form our own opinion of her character; solitary by choice and independent yet melancholy at the same time. We begin to associate Sara
English Essay- exploring the contrasting attitudes to love which may b
English Essay- exploring the contrasting attitudes to love which may b
English Essay- exploring the contrasting attitudes to love, which may be seen in the poetry of different writers, analysing the implicit themes and the poets use of language. 18 November 2000 Love can exist in a broad diversity of forms and feelings. The poems Decorated for a Kiss by Ian McDonald and Alone by Walter de la Mare emphasise this. Whilst the poem Decorated for a Kiss is obviously the description of unspoiled love blossoming, in which a man is coming to his woman for love, bear
John Locke
John Locke
John Locke: An Historical Analysis of His Thought and Life Intro to Church History Dec. 10/99 Box #260 John Locke (1632-1704) is perhaps one of the most influential philosophers the world has ever seen. His writings became the basis of the eighteenth century enlightenment reason. Basil Willey describes Lockes influence as such, Locke stands at the end of the seventeenth century, and at the beginning of the eighteenth; his work is at once a summing-up of seventeenth century conclusions and the