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Power Is The Paradox
Power Is The Paradox People have a hard time getting what they want; in fact, the things they want can be incompatible with each other. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, the protagonist is lured to murder the king, Duncan, by the desire for power, an appetite honed by witch's prophecies and his wife's encouragement. But when he reaches the kingship, he finds himself insecure. He attempts to remove threats that decrease his security, including his companion Banquo and his son Fleance, predicted to be ki...

Power Vs Happiness
Power Vs Happiness Claudius what are your motives for killing the king, marrying his wife and taking on the role of father to his young son? Claudius is introduced in act I, ii. In this scene he has an important speech. In this speech he talks about the death of the king, his marriage to the queen and the foreign problems of the state. He utilizes many transitions and tends to empiseze the foreign affairs of the state. I don't know what to make of this, it could mean various things. It could me...

Romeo Juliet Journal
Romeo & Juliet Journal Act I: Hi. I am Roberto Montague, Romeo's cousin. This is the first of five entries to this journal. Many things happened today. Some of these things are that Sampson and Gregory were talking, and then Abram and Balthasar entered the room. After Abram started to quarrel, they started to sword fight, but then Benvolio came in and broke up the fight. After Benvolio broke up the fight, Tybalt entered and started to fight with Benvolio. Soon later, an Officer entered the room...

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star crossed lovers take their life. Romeo and Juliet's death was a result of many misfortunes, but they were mostly victims of the society in which they live, malignant fate, and there own passions. Romeo and Juliet are members of two families that are each others two biggest enemies, there both rich families and with that comes expectations that you are expected to live up to. If something was done incorrectly or a wro...

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...

Gling through such things as the depression the Dust Bowl summers and
gling through such things as the depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included finding somewhere to travel to where life would be safe. Such is the story of the Joads. The Joads were the main family in John Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath, a book which was written in order to show what a family was going through, at this time period, and how they were trying to better their lives at the same time. It wouldnt be enough for Steinbeck to simply wr...

Essay- The Taming of the Shrew
Essay- The Taming of the Shrew In William Shakespeares play, The Taming of the Shrew, the shrew played by Katherine, had a terrible outlook on life and just about everything else. Her negativity caused by her younger, more beautiful sister Bianca. Bianca wanted to get married. She had all of the mens hearts, Katherine had none. If Katherine got married then Bianca could get married. She truly was a shrew who needed to be tamed. Then Petruchio came to Padua. Petruchio couldtame Katherine for t...

The Merchant Of Venice
The Merchant Of Venice Act 1 In the fist act, Antonio is introduced as the Merchant of Venice. A friend of him, Bassanio, desperately needs money because all of his money is on his ships and he wants to go to Belmont to visit the woman of his dreams, Portia. Therefore he goes to Antonio to ask if he is willing to go to Shylock and ask him if he can have 3000 ducats. Antonio agrees and goes to Shylock and explains that he has to pay it back within 3 months. If he doesnt do this, he may cut one ...

THE PROBLEM IN MACBETH
1. THE PROBLEM IN MACBETH We have already seen that the focus is on Macbeth and his wife, furthermore, we have seen that the crucial problem is the decision and the act, especially in which sense you can consciously and freely choose to do evil, then do it and then be faced with the consequences. The problem is old. Socrates maintained that no one with full insight in what was evil, would of his own free will do it and that claim had been dominating for almost two millennia. The logical power...

THEMES IN MACBETH
THEMES IN MACBETH Macbeth was written while when Scotland lacked a good Leader to defend it from a Norwasian invasion. During this dangerous situation, Macbeth stood out as the most commanding figure by defeating the rebel army. His thrill towards the witches' prophecies all confirmed his hopes of becoming the King and replacing King Duncan, who lacked the power and courage to save his country from this invasion. In this essay, I will discuss Macbeth during the many experiences that he had face...

There were many people involved in the death of Duncan the King of Sco
There were many people involved in the death of Duncan, the King of Scotland. However, Macbeth bears the major responsibility for the murder. Macbeth committed the task by his own hand. He understood the significance of the prediction in relation to his own ambitions. Finally, Macbeth was aware of his actions and he accepted them. Macbeth murdered Duncan. He was the one who stabbed the King and he admits that freely in the play. I have done the deed relates Macbeth to his Lady after he comple...

Lang Arts Rich Goldman
Lang. Arts Rich Goldman Short Story per.7 You have entered the United States government mainframe. Please enter your password, says the computer. Thank you, Mr. Smith. The file of Henry OBrien is being loaded. Please stand by. File loaded, and deleted Mr. Smith. For Henry OBrien, breaking into other computers is his hobby and life. Ever since the computer age (the twenty-first century), Henry OBrien has been a computer artist. There isnt a computer he cant break into, even gove...

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a Middle English romance poem writt
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a Middle English romance poem written by an anonymous West Midlands poet also credited with a lot of other poems written during that time. The protagonist, Sir Gawain, survives two tests: a challenge, which he alone without the assistance of King Arthur's knights accepts, to behead the fearsome Green Knight and to let him retaliate a year later at the distant Green Chapel; and the temptation to commit adultery with the wife of Lord Bercilak--in reality the Gre...

Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker and Yeats
Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker and Yeats Around the turn of this century there was widespread fear throughout Europe, and especially Ireland, of the consequences of the race mixing that was occurring and the rise of the lower classes over the aristocracies in control. In Ireland, the Protestants who were in control of the country began to fear the rise of the Catholics, which threatened their land and political power. Two Irish authors of the period, Bram Stoker and William Bu...

In Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream the author Didion uses fiery im
In Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream, the author Didion uses fiery imagery to parallel the San Bernardino Valley to hell. It is a place where the hills blaze up spontaneously, and every voice seems a scream. (p.3) Didions hellish descriptions of the geography reflect the culture of San Bernardino Valley. It is where the hot wind blows and the old ways do not seem relevant, where the divorce rate is double the national average. (p.4) In this culture, the importance of the ...

Hardo Baker
Hardo Baker HCOM 197 Independent Studies Journal (Woman Hollering Creek and other stories) (By Sandra Cisneros) Chapter One Section One My Friend Lucy Upon opening the book and reading the first paragraph I noticed a strangeness in the writing. I said to myself that these are run-on sentences. I had to go back and read the first paragraph all over because it did not make sense to me at first. As I read on, I thought to myself that either this individual is illiterate or she wrote in this style ...

Student's Rights
Student's Rights by Q.T.M. McConnell Are you in the mood for some good reading? The other day I was in the Guidance Office looking for guidance when I saw an unassuming three page packet. Having nothing else to do, I picked one up and began reading. I learned that the name of this little manual is the Student's Rights and Responsibilities Bill. I thought to myself, my, what a great place is La Follette, that I can simply walk into my guidance office and learn my rights as a student. But wait, ...

Suicide is a very serious problem and it happens too often for us to i
Suicide is a very serious problem, and it happens too often for us to ignore. I have always been interested in the different things involved in suicide and what would cause a person to kill themselves, but have never had the time to find out, until now. I used to think it was something that was a spur of the moment decision, but its not always. I thought it only happened to kids whose parents abused them, but thats not always true. I found that out when one of my friends that I had known sinc...

Superstistion a word that is often used to explain bad luck misfortune
Superstistion, a word that is often used to explain bad luck, misfortune, the super natural, and the world that is not known. In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, superstion playe an important role that resurfaces several times throughout the book. A belief that a hair ball can tell the future, a loaf of bread containing quicksilver can point out a dead carcass, and touching a snake skin with bare hands will give you the worst bad luck, are all examples of some of the ...

Colors in Symbolism
Colors in Symbolism Colors can symbolize many different things. Artists use colors in their paintings when they want you to see what they are trying to express. Like if an artist is trying to express sorrow or death he often uses blacks blues, and grays basically he uses dreary colors. You automatically feel what the artist is trying to express. When the artist uses bright colors you feel warm and you feel happiness. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald is like an artist. He uses ...

QuIP 1
QuIP # 1 Questions- Q- In the styles of live performing or television performing which style would be more suited for an average viewer. A- I believe that television as a way of mass producing entertainment has made it more of a low rate form of entertainment than live performances, however when using mass media one can broadcast a show to millions of viewers at one time. This surely proves that in our society that live performances are very rare but well remembered unlike all the ridiculous T....

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: A Reaction, Assessment of Literary Value, Biography of the Author, and Literary Critism Tennessee Williams's play A Streetcar Named Desire contains more within it's characters, situations, and story than appears on its surface. As in many of Williams's plays, there is much use of symbolism and interesting characters in order to draw in and involve the audience. The plot of A Streetcar Named Desire alone does not captivate the audience. It is William...

In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Jim and Huck use and believe in
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Jim and Huck use and believe in many superstitions. There are many examples from the book, that show this in the characters. Most of the superstitions are very ridiculous, but some actually make a little sense. Huck seen a spider was crawling on his shoulder and he flipped it off and it landed in a lit candle. It shriveled up and died. Huck said it would fetch him some awful bad luck. He got up and turned around three times and crossed his breast every time...

Timothy P Hart
Timothy P. Hart Professor Lukacher ENGL 403 March 7, 1989 The Beast of James In the case of Henry James there should not be much dispute about the exactness and completeness of the representation; no man ever strove more studiously or on the whole more successfully to reproduce the shape and color and movement of his sthetic experience. These are the remarks of Stuart P. Sherman from his article entitled The Aesthetic Idealism of Henry James, from The Nation, p. 397, April 5, 1917. Now, so...

The Bells
The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe The Bells is one of Poe's famous poems, in which Poe tries to make the bells sound real. He tries to make the sounds by using words instead of sound, which is really annoying when you read it, because he repeats things so often in the poem. He uses words like shrieking and twinkling. In every stanza he talks about different bells, and what noises they make, and for what occasion they are for. In the first stanza he talks about sleigh bells and Christmas bells. In ...

Willie Keith A Life Changed
Willie Keith: A Life Changed Sometimes it takes an event in ones life to change a person. In Herman Wouks The Caine Mutiny, it took the navy to change the life of Willie Keith. Before Willie joined the navy he was living the easy life. His mother came from a wealthy family so Willie had no problems financially. He never really took anything seriously. He didnt even take Princeton seriously. But his real career at Princeton had consisted of playing the piano and inventing bright little songs...

Ring Ring screamed the phone Damn who could that be its almost seven a
Ring . . . Ring screamed the phone. Damn who could that be . . . its almost seven a.m. on a Saturday . . . . hold on Allison it will only take a minute . . . Hello? detective Pat said. Hey sorry Sergeant McGurn but we need you to come down to the station as soon as possible . . . theres more trouble over at Gibbons. Meet me there. Hey sugar I have to go down to Gibbons theres more trouble, do you need a ride someplace? said the exasperated homicide detective. Its always something w...

The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye In The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger portrays Holden Caulfield as a teenager with definite moral values. Holden firmly believes in having respect for women, protecting the innocence of children, and being an honest and unpretentious person. In the novel, Holden is shown as appreciating women and having a great respect for them. For example, when Holden realizes that Stradlater did not truly care about Jane and only wanted to give her the time, he became quite angry....

The Catcher in The Rye
The Catcher in The Rye ---------------------- Chapter 1 --------- The story is about Holden Caulfield, who is a boy who has just been kicked out of school. He's walking down a hill, were they are playing football. He's on his way to Mr. Spencer, an old teacher of his. It is cold and much wind. It's winter. So he rings the bell at Mr. Spencer's house and his wife opens the door for him and shows Holden where Mr. Spencer is. Chapter 2 --------- So Holden comes in and sits on Mr. Spencer's very ha...

-I used the 1981 ed of the play from PENGUIN PLAYS just so you know fo
-I used the 1981 ed. of the play from PENGUIN PLAYS (just so you know for the quotes) The people of Salem can hardly be condemned for their actions during the witch hunts of 1692, as described in the play The Crucible, for they were merely products of their time. This is shown through an examination of the theocratic society in which they lived, the patriarchal snobbery they exhibited toward each other, their lack of medical technology and in depth knowledge of disease and of an analysis of the...

Arthur Miller's The Crucible is clearly a representation of the true
Arthur Miller's The Crucible is clearly a representation of the true meaning of tragedy. John Proctor was, in fact, the medium, the tool, of which Miller utilized to convey a universal depiction of tragedy. A broad definition of a tragic hero is a protagonist who, through faults and flaws of his own and in the society in which he exists, falters in the grand scheme of things. This mistake leads to suffering, which ultimately leads to a self-realization. Miller, himself, has said, Tragedy, th...

James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of com
James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of complex themes developed through frequent allusions to classical mythology. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus serves as a structuring element in the novel, uniting the central themes of individual rebellion and discovery, producing a work of literature that illuminates the motivations of an artist, and the development of his individual philosophy. James Joyce chose the name Stephen Dedalus to link his hero with the mythical Greek...

In the book of Matthew the Bible states that the second greatest comma
In the book of Matthew, the Bible states that the second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. When a person holds on to stereotypes and resentments towards his fellow man he cannot possibly love them to the degree called for. Both William Faulkner and Mark Twain show their characters struggling to progress past their stereotypes and the consequences of clinging on to them. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner the ...

The Effects of Sin in The Scarlet Letter
The Effects of Sin in The Scarlet Letter Sin is the main theme in the Scarlet Letter. All of the characters in the book were somehow affected by the main sin, which was adultery. The three main characters were the most widely affected, and their whole lives were molded by the way they dealt with the sin. The sin surrounds, encloses, and strangles them. There was no escaping from its harsh consequences. Hester Prynne's sin was as an adulteress, and the result of this was that she had to wear the...

There's a divinity that shapes our ends rough hew them how we will T
There's a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will. These words from Hamlet are echoed, even more pessimistically, in Shakespeare's later play, The Tragedy of King Lear where Gloucester says: Like flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport. In Lear, the characters are subjected to the various tragedies of life over and over again. An abundance of cyclic imagery in Lear shows that good people are abused and wronged regardless of their own noble de...

The Function of Profanity in Modern English
The Function of Profanity in Modern English I.B. Extended Essay Fall, 1996 Table Of Contents . Chapter 1- Introduction and Clarification Chapter 2- Everyday Usage of Profanity Chapter 3- How Profanity Offends Chapter 4- A Look at the Literal Meanings and Taboo Chapter 5- Phatic and Emotive Language Chapter 6- The Employment of Substitutes Chapter 7- A Brief Historical Perspective Chapter 8- The Use of Profanity in the Media Chapter 9- Conclusions Bibliography The Function of Profanity in Modern...

The Gambles in Life
The Gambles in Life When the word gamble is mentioned, many people think of money, but gambling is not limited to money. Gambling is simply the taking of a chance. Everyone gambles nearly all the time. We are all not gambling just for money. We gamble for practically everything. Children learn the concept of gambling very early. This concept continues throughout life. When children are very young, they will try different things to see what will happen. For instance, a child will gamble punishme...

Pearl S Buck shows her readers the many faces of Wang Lung in her book
Pearl S. Buck shows her readers the many faces of Wang Lung in her book, The Good Earth. Wang Lung is a rice farmer who gains all his wealth through the land. He struggles to move from poverty to a well respected wealthy man. Wang Lungs character portrays a man's unselfishness, determination, and loyalty towards his family and friends. Wang Lung's caring and generous nature towards his family and friends make him a well- liked person. During the drought Wang Lung feeds the family members first ...

Many great literary novels have the protagonist the main character of
Many great literary novels have the protagonist, the main character of the novel, being portrayed as the hero. There are many different deeds and actions that can characterize a person as a hero such as saving someone from a burning house at the risk of one's own life. The main distinguishing characteristic of a true hero is self-sacrifice, whether it be scarifice of your own personal desires or ideals or sacrifice of physical well being to help others. There are a few novels in which the mai...

The book I read and analyzed was The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein I
The book I read and analyzed was The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein. I shall discuss the plot and character development, setting, authors style and my opinions about it. Plot Development There are too many characters in the story and so it is hard to follow and know each one of them. (There are many dwarves and its confusing.) In the beginning there is an introduction where the author tells a bit about what is a hobbit and the hobbits (Bilbo) family. It is not very complicated and the author make...

The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man In The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells both demonstrates and criticizes mans tendency to become moral or immoral with the acquirement of power. Like many books of the same era, he uses science as the instrument of retribution for the social crimes that have been committed. Through invisibility, the Invisible Man gains triumph over science and from this, great power; he can steal, kill, and abuse anybody without fear of being caught, as he describes, Its useful in getting away, it...

In the novel The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison written in 1952 a youn
In the novel, The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, written in 1952, a young black man's struggle to find an identity in a harsh and very manipulative society is exemplified. The narrator's experience and struggles are often expressed through the memory of his grandfather's words, the people he has come in contact with, and the places ha has been. During the course of his life, he has learned many valuable lessons, both about society and himself. This is demonstrated by elements of the plot, cha...

THE IRONIES OF 1984
THE IRONIES OF 1984 The novel 1984, by George Orwell, has many examples of irony throughout it. The two major types of irony: verbal irony and situation irony, are demonstrated again and again in this novel. In the following essay I will discuss these types of ironies and give examples of each from the book. The first type of irony is verbal irony, in which a person says or does something one way, but the true meaning is the opposite. One of the first example of this irony is discovered whe...

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair There are many characters in The Jungle. These characters vary widely in their professions, social status, and economic status. The main character in the novel is a Lithuanian named Jurgis Rudkus. His wife is Ona Lukoszaite, also a Lithuanian. Their son is named Atanas. Mike Scully is a powerful political leader in Packingtown. Phil Connor is a foreman in Packingtown, politically connected, and a man who causes much trouble for Jurgis. Jack Duane is an experienced...

The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and gr
The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and great tragedies. The biggest tragedy that he faced had to be the fire bombing of Dresden in World War II. This is the topic of his book Slaughterhouse-Five. The book talks about one of Vonnegut's friends who slips in and out of reality, having flashbacks of the experience at Dresden. Kurt Vonnegut was born in November of 1922 in Indianapolis. This is where he eventually met and married Jane Cox. Vonnegut's life has been a strug...

The Living Symbol
The Living Symbol Pearl. A child born of sin. Conceived by lust. Created by impurity. As the result of her parents fall from grace, she represents the sinfulness of their act, and is a continual tool for the recollection of their dubious deed. Sent, was she, from the Almighty God as a gift, and a burden of the heart. God gave me the child? cried she. He gave her in requital of all things else, which ye had taken from me. She is my happiness!- she is my torture, none the less! See ye not, s...

The Mill on the Floss is a book written by George Eliot whose
The Mill on the Floss is a book written by George Eliot, whose real name is Mary Anne (later Marian) Evans. There is a great deal of autobiography in this book. The facts of Mary Anne's life do not match Maggie Tulliver, but there is an obvious reflection of her own life. Book One: Chapter1-13 The novel opens up with a description of the countryside around the town of St. Ogg's and the river Floss. In the second chapter Maggie, Mr. Tulliver, Mrs. Tulliver, and Mr. Riley are introduced. Mr. Tull...

Jess Martin
Jess Martin the Theme of The Outsiders (English) Human Nature The Outsiders, an enthralling tale by S.E. Hinton, is an excellent story about the hardships and triumphs experienced by the Greasers and the Socs, two rival gangs. This novel suggests the stories content because the Greasers are a gang of social outcasts and misfits. This novels theme is very specific; people, no matter what their social background, strive for the same goals and experience the same disappointments. This novel show...

The Passing of the Torch
The Passing of the Torch In the novel Deliverance, by James Dickey, the themes of man and his mind set are pondered upon many times. The theme the passing of the torch seemed to stand out in my mind more and more as the novel concluded. Throughout the novel, three of the characters seemed to rely on the fourth character quite a bit, the hero of the day. Though, towards the end of the novel, their hero of the day had fallen out of the game, as Lewis called it, when they needed him most. This...

The Plight of the Toads
The Plight of the Toads Toad. The word conjures up images of a grotesque, little amphibian and yet it is this little animal that Larkin decides to base his poem on. He describes two toads. One is the exterior influence that society has on and individual to work, and the other is the interior or personal prompting to work. He takes a thirty six line attempt at finding away to elude the squatting of the toads, and yet in the end his conclusion is that there is no way to hide from them. As the p...