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Beowulf-Christianity or Paganism
Beowulf-Christianity or Paganism
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Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Anais Nin Anais Nin was a passionate woman, not only in her works but also in her life. The fact that she lived life to the fullest is what made her books so intriguing. Although her diaries were a chronicle of her experience, her fiction showed the reader sides of her while displaying everyone's innermost desires. In her own words Nin says, the role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say (Rollins), and she does exactly that. For this reason her works ta
The Youth of Francis
The Youth of Francis
The Youth of Francis Giovanni Bernardone was born around September 1182 to Giovanna (Pica) and Pietro di Bernardone. When little Giovanni was born, his father, a very successful cloth merchant, was on a business trip to Champagne, France, to buy fine French cloth. In his absence, his mother had him baptized him John. When his father arrived home, he was outraged to find his son named John, and had it changed to Francesco, or Frenchman. When Francis was about 10, his wealthy parents sent him to
What is Satanism
What is Satanism
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Homosexuals A Suspect Class
Homosexuals A Suspect Class
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Susan Smith
Susan Smith
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Analyis of Claudius
Analyis of Claudius
Analyis of Claudius In the first three acts of the play Hamlet, King Claudius go through a subtle, but defined change in character. Claudius role in the play begins as the newly corrinated king of Denmark. The former king, King Hamlet, was poisoned by his brother, Claudius, while he was asleep. Claudius, however, made it known to everyone that the king died of a snakebite in the garden, and thus no one knew of the murder that had just taken place making his murder the perfect crime. The only pro
JOAN OF ARC
JOAN OF ARC
JOAN OF ARC A French saint and a heroine in the Hundred Years' war was Joan of Arc. This farm girl helped save the French from English command and was often called the Maid Orleans and the Maid of France. Her inspiration led the French to many victories. Joan Of Arc (In French Jeanne d'Arc) was born around 1412, in the village of Domremy, France. She was a peasant girl who, like many girls of that time, could not read or write. Her father, Jacques, was a wealthy tenant farmer and her mother, Is
Thesis Statement
Thesis Statement
Thesis Statement In the novella Billy Budd, Melville uses ordinary people of his day to highlight the social injustices of the time. Melville and the Social Injustices of His Day Herman Melville was a common man. He never went to college, and he never had the things that most writers of his day had; for in that time, writing alone was not normally enough to sustain you. While his contemporaries were lawyers, doctors, clerks, businessmen, politicians, and other white-collar workers, Melville lea
Religion in Jane Eyre
Religion in Jane Eyre
Religion in Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte addresses the theme of Religion in the novel Jane Eyre using many characters as symbols. Bronte states, Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion(preface v). In Jane Eyre, Bronte supports the theme that customary actions are not always moral through the conventional personalities of Mrs. Reed, Mr. Brocklehurst, and St. John Rivers. The novel begins in Gateshead Hall when Jane must stay away from her aunt and cousins because she
A Comparison and Contrast In Both A's
A Comparison and Contrast In Both A's
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Collected Works Vol 1
Collected Works Vol 1
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Early American Writers
Early American Writers
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In Hawthorne's revered novel The Scarlet Letter the use of Romanticism
In Hawthorne's revered novel The Scarlet Letter the use of Romanticism
In Hawthorne's revered novel The Scarlet Letter, the use of Romanticism plays an important role in the development of his characters. He effectively demonstrates individualism in Hester to further our understanding of the difficulties of living in Boston, the stern, joyless world of Puritan New England. It is all gloom and doom. If the sun ever shines, one could hardly notice. The entire place seems to be shrouded in black. The people of this society were stern, and of course repressive. They a
SURREALISM AND TS ELIOT
SURREALISM AND TS ELIOT
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Thomas Hardy's Tess Of The D'Urbervilles is a novel in which his prota
Thomas Hardy's Tess Of The D'Urbervilles is a novel in which his prota
Thomas Hardy's Tess Of The D'Urbervilles is a novel in which his protagonist and other characters are confronted by an almost endless array of moral and socially acceptable choices. Thomas Hardy makes the reader to take a critical look at the character's situation, the character's thought process and the impact of the character's decision making in the society in which they live. Thomas Hardy presents his reader with three major characters. They are the protagonist Tess Durbeyfield, Angel Clare
John Proctor's decision to die
John Proctor's decision to die
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The Puritan Society in N Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
The Puritan Society in N Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
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James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is considered to
James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is considered to
James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is considered to be one of the finest works of literature of all time. Herbert Gorman, an author from the early twentieth century, stated that so profound and beautiful and convincing a book is part of the lasting literature of our age, and with good reason. The main character of the novel, Stephen Dedalus, is a complex and dynamic youth, and one who undergoes vast changes during the course of his life. The main influences on him are famil
The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poe
The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poe
The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poems, with respect to history is constituted here. This is seen through the influential works of John Keats and Alexander Pope. These works are acknowledged as, The Rape of Lock and The Eve of St. Agnes. Alexander Pope takes his readers on a hatred filled epic. A robust piece of literature and love induced psychoses in, The Rape of Lock. On the other hand, The Eve of St. Agnes told a tale of life, love, death, and etern
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath
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Chaim Potok
Chaim Potok
Chaim Potok Chaim Potok lives a very full life he has served his country, peoples, and religion very well and with great impact. First, to be discussed is his life birth through the present. He was born at a very early age on February 17, 1929, in New York, New York to Benjamin and Mollie Potok. The first university he went to was Yeshiva University where he graduated in 1950 with a B.A., summa cum laude, in English Literature. He also went to the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he
CHARACTERIZATION
CHARACTERIZATION
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Eve and the Apple
Eve and the Apple
Eve and the Apple No one completely understands the ways of God. Many of us can come up with our own opinions, and justify his ways in our own minds, just as Milton did in Paradise Lost. Just as Adam and Eve, we all are gifted with free will and the responsibility of making important decisions and choices in our life, which will determine our future. But we may well ask ourselves today, of what use would this free will be to us if we did not know good from evil? When Eve ate the apple in the Ga
Who can forget the fires blazing over local buildings during the Los A
Who can forget the fires blazing over local buildings during the Los A
Who can forget the fires blazing over local buildings during the Los Angeles Riots? Unfortunately the whole event does not seem as if it was too far off in the past. Although today we live in a nation, which has abolished slavery, the gap between the whites and the blacks during the early stages of America’s development has plainly carried into the present. In Native Son, author Richard Wright illustrates this racial gap, in addition to demonstrating how white oppression upon blacks is capable
Evil of Isolation
Evil of Isolation
Evil of Isolation In the New Testament it states that the wages of sin is death. Though the penalty of sin in The Scarlet Letter is not a termination of life, the evil of isolation can be a physically, morally, and socially tortuous event in Puritan society. Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, are both victims of the cruel isolation from Puritan society on the basis of their sins. Hester wears her sin upon her breast where it stands as a constant reminder o
Hester What a Change
Hester What a Change
Hester, What a Change! The Puritans came from England in the sixteen hundreds to break free from the laws and regulations made by the king of England. In the new world, they were able to practice their own form of religion. The Puritans believed in God and His laws. A Young Puritan’s Code was Being sensible, that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these resolutions so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ sake.
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.
Judgmentalality
Judgmentalality
Judgmentalality OJ Simpson was suspected of killing his ex-wife and her friend outside her home. Before he was arrested for the suspicion he was already tried, convicted and, executed in the minds of all of America. Before he went to trial everyone knew the truth, everyone had already decided his fate before the evidence was presented. No one knew what happened but we all formed our opinions and theories of how he did it, why he did it, and if he should be killed or just get life in prison. O
Simon the Christ Figure
Simon the Christ Figure
Simon, the Christ Figure References to various religions in novels are made to help the author illustrate to the reader the situation in which he has placed his characters. In The Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses biblical allusion to enhance the reader's perspective on the story. In events and metaphors, the character Simon stands out as the Christ figure, and the Beast plays the part of the Devil. As Simon is out walking, he comes across a group of small children trying to reach fruit h
MACBETH
MACBETH
MACBETH Macbeth is presented as a mature man of definitely established character, successful in certain fields of activity and enjoying an enviable reputation. We must not conclude, there, that all his volitions and actions are predictable; Macbeth's character, like any other man's at a given moment, is what is being made out of potentialities plus environment, and no one, not even Macbeth himself, can know all his inordinate self- love whose actions are discovered to be-and no doubt have been
NIGHT BY ELIE WIESEL
NIGHT BY ELIE WIESEL
NIGHT BY ELIE WIESEL Madame Shacter was screaming about the fire, the huge flames and the furnace that she could see. Then she was begging the people on the train to believe her but instead they gagged her and tied her up. In a way, Madame Shacter was prophesying about the crematories at the death camps, the huge flames and the furnaces that turn the Jewish nation into ashes. I believe profoundly. During the day I studied the Talmud, and at night I run to the synagogue to weep over the destruc
Religion in Jane Eyre
Religion in Jane Eyre
Religion in Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte addresses the theme of Religion in the novel Jane Eyre using many characters as symbols. Bronte states, Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion(preface v). In Jane Eyre, Bronte supports the theme that customary actions are not always moral through the conventional personalities of Mrs. Reed, Mr. Brocklehurst, and St. John Rivers. The novel begins in Gateshead Hall when Jane must stay away from her aunt and cousins because she
In many works of literature a character makes a sacrifice that can aff
In many works of literature a character makes a sacrifice that can aff
In many works of literature, a character makes a sacrifice that can affect his life in order to achieve something more important. In the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the character John Proctor sacrifices his life, while in the novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorn, the character Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, sacrifices his reputation. Both characters, Proctor and Dimmesdale, respectively, gained something more important than their life and reputation. In order to redeem himself
ENGLISH III AP Scarlett Letter
ENGLISH III AP Scarlett Letter
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + ENGLISH III AP: Scarlett Letter + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Scarlet Letter A Reading Log by Brandon Moeller English III AP Fisher-7 8/7/96 CHAPTER 1- The Prison-Door- I found this one page introductory chapter to be very dramatic as it explained the history of the colony by telling the history of the prison-door. From the looks of this chapter, this story will probably be dragged out as much as possible. At first I thought the way Nathaniel Haw
For centuries evil was defined by human preoccupation and it was often
For centuries evil was defined by human preoccupation and it was often
For centuries evil was defined by human preoccupation, and it was often indicated in the English literature. From Beowulf to Macbeth, people’s perception on the nature of evil had matured and became more complex. In Beowulf’s period, evil was simply defined based on outer appearances and actions. The author of Beowulf described the evil Grendel as a fearsome monster: He(with sharp claws)…snatched up thirty men, smashed them. For the same reason, Grendel’s mother was also considered evil altho
King lear Assignment
King lear Assignment
King lear Assignment English OAC Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man's decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who's decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. This untimely abdication of his throne results i
King lear Assignment
King lear Assignment
King lear Assignment English Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man's decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who's decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. This untimely abdication of his throne results in a
MACBETH
MACBETH
MACBETH Macbeth is presented as a mature man of definitely established character, successful in certain fields of activity and enjoying a greedy reputation. We must not conclude, there, that all his violations and actions are predictable; Macbeth's character, like any other man's at a given moment, is what is being made out of likelihood plus environment, and no one, not even Macbeth himself, can know all his inordinate self-love whose actions are discovered to be-and no doubt have been for a l
The most important line in Hamlet is The plays the thing wherein Ill
The most important line in Hamlet is The plays the thing wherein Ill
The most important line in Hamlet is, The play’s the thing, wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king. (II, ii, 617). In the play, the issue of a clear conscience forms a key motif. When the conscience of the characters appears, it does so as a result of some action; as in the case of the aforementioned line, which follows Hamlet’s conversation with the player. This line is of particular significance because it ties action and its effect on the conscience of the characters. The nature of
Power Vs Happiness
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
Sinful Acts
Sinful Acts
Sinful Acts In Fire from Heaven, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Flea, the authors take a stance on men and women committing sinful acts and using it as a main position in their work. They write from a very religious perspective which is probably due to the time period in which their work was written about. They develop this idea in very different perspectives to get their point across. They express this position vividly throughout their work. David Underdown didn't live in this time period, bu
Jeremy Todd
Jeremy Todd
Jeremy Todd English 122 4/5/97 The Fate of King Oedipus In King Oedipus there comes a point in the play where Oedipus learns something that plays an important role throughout the play. He learns from a oracle that he will eventually kill his own Father and sleep with his own mother. As one could imagine this is a shock to Oedipus, and he does not believe the oracle. However, he cannot control any of this from happening because it is his fate. He is a victim of circumstances beyond his control
The Living Symbol
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 white-haired doctor with the blood-stained coat and pants smiled m
The white-haired doctor with the blood-stained coat and pants smiled m
The white-haired doctor with the blood-stained coat and pants smiled maliciously as he brought the razor to his waiting patient's face. Now please answer me honestly this time, Mr. Beckett, he said. I have been in this profession for over thirteen years, and I take pleasure in receiving input from clients. It helps me to know what hurts and what does not. Kind of keeps me ahead of the competition, I guess you could say. His patient nodded solemn acquiescence, shutting his eyes hard and biti
KEVIN PESNELL
KEVIN PESNELL
KEVIN PESNELL OUTLINE Thesis: The cruelties of slavery were not over after emancipation, and in Beloved, to my particular liking, the deep psychological suffrage of former slaves is told through flashbacks to past tragedies, memories, and nightmares. Introduction: Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987) was her fifth novel, and consequently the most controversial work she had ever written. Morrison was working as a senior editor at the publishing firm Random House when she was editing a nineteenth centu
Genji Monogatari is the greatest single work in Japanese literature It
Genji Monogatari is the greatest single work in Japanese literature It
Genji Monogatari is the greatest single work in Japanese literature. It provides us with an informative look into the court life of the Heian Period, as well as give us a wealth of vivid characterizations along the way to developing the lineage of the hero, Genji. The reason for its being qualified as a classic is not the fact that it was the first novel, or its twisting plot line. It is Murasaki’s subtle insights into the medieval Japanese way of life and thought that give this novel its immor
The Scarlet Letter is a story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne The story
The Scarlet Letter is a story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne The story
The Scarlet Letter is a story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The story's setting is in the 1850's during the puritan times in Boston, Massachusetts. Roger Chillingworth was one of the main characters along with Hester Prynne and Author Dimmesdale. Roger Chillingworth was a small, thin, and was slightly deformed in appearance with one shoulder being higher than the other. He was described on page fifty-six by Hester Prynne as being remarkable intelligence in his features, as of a person who ha
Where The Blame Falls We go threw our lives hoping to do the right thi
Where The Blame Falls We go threw our lives hoping to do the right thi
Where The Blame Falls We go threw our lives hoping to do the right thing for ourselves and the right thing for others. Through our lives we take the blame for many things and sometimes we get the blame pushed upon us. This is shown in the book, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hester, Pearl, Chillingworth, and Dimmesdale are two of the main characters. Hester was made a scapegoat, and Dimmesdale was mortified. Hester is charged with committing a very serious sin among the Puritan's,