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Contemplation
Contemplation The tragedies of both Macbeth and Othello present two worlds of reality. One world being that as we the audience sees it, in the normal state of the present. The other being a world of the mind the reality of evil and witchcraft created by the contemplation of Macbeth and Othello. The actuality of this world is most questionable and dangerous for the characters because of the confusions it brings about. Macbeth and Othello do become the victims of their own minds. This is support...

Morality vs Crime and Punishment
Morality vs. Crime and Punishment AP English IV 8/27/03 The old woman was merely a sickness I was in a hurry to step over it wasnt a human being I killed, it was a principle! So I killed the principle, but I didnt step over, I stayed on this side. (Dostoevsky 274). Raskolnikov is the main character in Dostoevskys Crime and Punishment. Other important characters in Crime and Punishment include Sonia, a timid prostitute, and Marmaladov, an alcoholic public official and Sonias father. This ...

Critical Analysis of Soldier's Home Before During and After the
Critical Analysis of Soldier's Home : Before, During, and After the War (with bibliography) Many of the titles of Ernest Hemingway's stories are ironic, and can be read on a number of levels; Soldier's Home is no exception. Our first impression, having read the title only, is that this story will be about a old soldier living out the remainder of his life in an institution where veterans go to die. We soon find out that the story has nothing to do with the elderly, or institutions; rather, it te...

Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society DPS Summary Dead Poets Society explores the conflict between realism and romanticism as these contrasting ideals are presented to the students at an all boys preparatory school. Welton Academy is founded on tradition and excellence and is bent on providing strict structured lessons prescribed by the realist, anti-youth administration. With the dawning of each new semester, hundreds of parents abandon their sons, leaving them in the tried hands of Welton staff in hopes that the...

Delirious New York
Delirious New York A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan Rem Koolhaas' Manifesto defines phantom architecture. He creates a blueprint and describes components of this remarkable development. Phantom architecture is an infinite accumulation of layers consisting of theories, projects, and past and present experiences of a space. They are ideals and syntheses of new worlds and lives, hovering among and enwrapping architectural mutations, utopian fragments, irrational phenomena, breathing life int...

Essay on Funnyhouse of a Negro The Meaning of Mother as Connected to t
Essay on Funnyhouse of a Negro: The Meaning of Mother as Connected to the Symbolism of Hair Although much of the dialogue and monologues in Kennedys Funnyhouse of a Negro are abstract, repetitive, and contradictory, certain images and notions have definite symbolic meaning in the contrived rooms of Sarahs mind. First, the notion of maternal love and approval is very important. Sarah pities her mother, blaming her father for her mothers death. She constantly refers to her mother as looking li...

Feste
Feste Could Feste have been aware of Cesarios true identity even before the truth came out? In Shakespeares play, the twelfth night, one may see Feste as intelligent rather than being foolish. Shakespeare has made it clear to his audience that Feste is much more cunning then the other characters. Feste has always seemed to be the character who sees much more than everyone else. In the movie, the twelfth night, it seems much more obvious that Feste knows Cesarios not what he appears to be, ho...

Gattaca Personal reflection
Gattaca, Personal reflection My dream is almost at a success, but there is nothing that can completely explain the struggle I faced through my life. I am Jerome as everyone thinks, but really inside I am Vincent. I have been living a valid life in my invalid self, in this genetically cast society, where your DNA maps your entire life. In this society, your are normal if you are genetically modified, and are guaranteed to succeed in life, whereas if your not, you wont be guaranteed to be accept...

Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance 17-04-04 A heightened concern with artistic form and a concern for representing the social world are not at odds with one another. Indeed, new social forms require new forms of representation. Poets and writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance manage to both represent and contradict this statement, depending on the point at which we analyze them As a relatively new social caste they saw opportunities in modern forms of artistic expression like jazz or the blues, but th...

The Room
The Room Harold Pinters The Room is a short play concerning the dysfunctional nature of conversational relations between people. The play was Pinters debut and, given this knowledge, the reader may be struck by the way the play appears as an experiment in the unsaid. It is interesting how what is omitted from the discourse is effective even in written form, since the void on the paper can be filled with a telling facial expression on stage. In the form of a script the unsaid is extremely...

Hemmingways The Sun Also Rises
Hemmingways The Sun Also Rises The central theme in Hemingway's works has repeatedly been heroism. Much of what has been read so far does not reflect gruesome death, nor, does it simply transport us into the scheme of the lost generation. His stories have all been essentially the portrayal of a hero; a man (until Brett was introduced) sets the standards for those around him. But most of Hemingway's works do, in fact entail the reality of death. The hero is defined by how he reacts to death, and...

Huckleberry Finn Essay Topic 5
Huckleberry Finn Essay Topic # 5 The book Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Hucks journey down the Mississippi is a long voyage of self discovery. He is searching for his own identity throughout the entire journey. He starts off very immature but as he learns lessons he ends up growing more and more mature and able to see the difference between right and wrong. Huck is just a kid. He is immature and childish. Huck doesnt really think about what he does or says, he wouldnt think twice about it...

Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn Huck's ability to survive. In literature, authors have created characters that have traits that contributes to their survival in society. The qualities of shredders, adaptability, and basic human kindness enables the character Huckleberry Finn, in Mark Twain's novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn to survive in his environment. The purpose of this paper is to depict the importance of these traits or qualities to his survival. Huckleberry Finn is able to confront complex situa...

Imagery in The Yellow Wallpaper
Imagery in The Yellow Wallpaper Intro to Literature I Dr. Roger Easson 1 June 2004 Insanity is a phenomenon not often written about in literature. However, there is a piece of fiction written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman which brings to life the disease of insanity. She is best known for her 1892 short story, The Yellow Wallpaper. Like the main character, Gilman underwent a type of rest treatment after suffering from bouts of severe depression following the birth of her daughter. This type of re...

Isnt the Book Always Better Than the Movie
Isnt 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...

Racism
Racism Beginning in the mid-1970's, Ku Klux Klan groups began to apply a more respectable image. Some accepted women as members and set up youth groups. The KKK especially appealed to whites who resented both special programs designed to help blacks and job competition from blacks and recent immigrants. Approximately 15 separate organizations existed, including the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the United Klans of America, and the National Klan. By 1980, Klan membership rose to about 10,000 membe...

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...

Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a character that changes is Ralph. Ralph is the protagonist of the story and is portrayed as the typical human who does good but isnt so out-of-touch that he could not relate to normal human temptations and weaknesses. However, Ralphs rationality weakens do to adverse circumstances that unfold through out the novel. Ralph seems to preside over the other boys by a natural sense of authority. Upon their arrival on the island, h...

Religions of Mama Day
Religions of Mama Day Engl. 4313 A conflict facing many black Americans is the loss of African roots and legacy in the present civilization that does not support cultural identity but chokes it instead. Gloria Naylors novel Mama Day brings the all-black population of the island of Willow Springs far closer to Africa than the black folks of mainland America could ever be. Geographically, Willow Springs is set apart from the United States, alienated from the South Carolina/Georgia border by wat...

Othello versus Caliban Race in Shakespeares plays
Othello versus Caliban Race in Shakespeares plays Shakespeares plays incorporate an entire panorama of diverse subject matters. He deals with a lot of social, political and cultural issues in his plays. He has the ability to highlight the different aspects of these various issues through the perspectives of his various characters. On the one hand Shakespeare seems to foreground a lot of progressive discourses in some of his plays and on the other hand he seems to be a part of the majoritari...

Parallel Themes in Metamorphosis and The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Parallel Themes in Metamorphosis and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Several themes occur in both Franz Kafkas, Metmorphosis and Leo Tolstoys The Death of Ivan Ilyich, however the way in which these themes are presented and the meanings associated with them vary in each work. Isolation, materialism, and self discovery are ideas found in both pieces of literature. Both works have a constant theme of isolation. In Kafkas work Gregor is transformed into an insect. His entire family and employer immedi...

Satirizing Human Weakness
Satirizing Human Weakness St. PetersburgEducation At St. Petersburg, I believe that Mark Twain is ridiculing education. At the age of twelve, Huckleberry Finn is poorly educated, from books and in the ways of the world. He knows and learns only what he experiences. Jim also was uneducated. One could look to this example and say that it was only because he was a slave and that society did not permit for slaves to be educated, but that is to say that the slaves had no one among them who was educa...

A Speech at a Womans Right Conference
A Speech at a Womans Right Conference Form: A speech at a Womans Rights conference Contention: Frances decision to restrict the wearing of religious symbols is unjustified In December last year, French President Jacques Chirac proposed a law to ban all conspicuous signs of religious belief form state schools and public buildings. This ban would include the wearing of Muslim headscarves, Jewish skullcaps and large Christian crosses. The government-sponsored commission had recommended that new l...

A POISON TREE
A POISON TREE Human beings, along with the ability to reason and question, possess the capacity to hate, and yet also to forgive. Unfortunately, forgiving someone is not always as easy as holding a grudge against them and this lack of control over ones actions is inherent to human nature. In A poison tree, William Blake critically discusses these two opposing forces, uncovering the inherent weakness in humans, and the effects of these innate flaws. Through the use of extended metaphors and vi...

PROBLEMS AND DISCOVERIES
PROBLEMS AND DISCOVERIES The college students lifestyle is much more stressful for the following reasons: Many of todays colleges have quotas and higher standards of admission in accepting new students, thus making entering a college or university more competitive. Once students are in college, they find themselves in an academic setting where they are not only acquiring new friendships but also dealing with the fact that their peers are also their competitors. In the arts, this is even more e...

Race in Shakespeares plays-Othello versus The Tempest
Race in Shakespeares plays-Othello versus The Tempest Shakespeares plays incorporate an entire panorama of diverse subject matters. He deals with a lot of social, political and cultural issues in his plays. He has the ability to highlight the different aspects of these various issues through the perspectives of his various characters. On the one hand he seems to foreground a lot of progressive discourses in some of his plays and on the other hand he seems to be a part of the majoritarian sensi...

Evaluation of Irma N Guadarramas Article Realizing Democratic Ideals
Evaluation of Irma N. Guadarramas Article Realizing Democratic Ideals . . . 1 English 101 21 Nov. 2002 Bilingual education has been a controversial issue for over 25 years since the government became involved in 1968. That year President Lyndon Johnson signed Title IIV of the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) which encouraged schools to establish bilingual education programs. The main debate has been in the political arena between liberals and conservatives and usually stems from ...

Trainspotting
Trainspotting An outcast, a loner, a reject, these are several names given to individuals who are socially unaccepted. An outcast is a person who differs from others in a way that is denounced by society. As a result they are cast aside or socially rejected. In order to be tolerated in society these individuals are often forced to put up a front or wear a fake persona. Their attempts to mask their true personalities bring on permanent changes to their true selves. In literature and in society, w...

The Adaptation of Romeo Juliet
The Adaptation of Romeo Juliet William Shakespeare used his remarkable talent to delight his audiences for over 400 years. Of his many splendid plays, perhaps none is more popular than Romeo and Juliet, the timeless tale of a pair of star-crossed lovers and their family strife. There have been many movie adaptations of this worlds most tragic love affair, but none had brought out the true passion of the story as successfully as Baz Luhrmanns 1996 William Shakespeares Romeo + Juliet. This ...

The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter Chapter 1 A prison door is surrounded by a group of Puritan settlers. They are dressed in dark, simple clothing, and wear serious expressions. Just to the side of the door is a single wild rose bush, covered with flowers because it is June, rose season: [O]n one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rose-bush, covered, in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner ...

Semiotics Language and Culture
Semiotics: Language and Culture Linguistic and Cultural Semiotics is a branch of communication theory that investigates sign systems and the modes of representation that humans use to convey feelings, thoughts, ideas, and ideologies. Semiotic analysis is rarely considered a field of study in its own right, but is used in a broad range of disciplines, including art, literature, anthropology, sociology, and the mass media. Semiotic analysis looks for the cultural and psychological patterns that un...

Black Men and Public Spaces
Black Men and Public Spaces In Black Men and Public Spaces, Brent Staples is a black man who whenever in public is meet with fear from others because of his races stereotype. Staples has the ability to alter public space by his physical behavior, his dress and his verbal reaction. Black men have a reputation of being rapist, murders and gang members, therefore many people are worry of them. But Staples has the ability to change his perception or level of threat to others. He accomplishes this ...

Studying Drama
Studying Drama Semester: WS 2003/2004 Abgabetermin: 8. Dezember 2003 Summary of Michael Patterson`s: Studying Drama The text Studying Drama written by Michael Patterson deals with the question how drama as a literary genre really works and with its development from its origins in Ancient Greece till nowadays. At the beginning of the text Patterson exemplifies the general characteristics of a play. In a play environment and setting are not described directly to the reader like in a novel thos...

Tall Poppy Syndrome
Tall Poppy Syndrome What is long should not be made short Ever wondered why we cannot be the clever country or why we arent recognised on the international stage. Because we are held back by the knockers! These are the same people who would recommend that to be fair to the thumb, the index finger should be cut back to match the thumb. And to be totally fair, all fingers should be chopped to the same length! Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to bring to your attention a problem that has plagu...

Untitled
kh!w4 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE EIGHT (SAMPLE)QUESTION BOOKLET PAPER ONE TIME LIMIT;95 MIN.= PART ` LISTENING COMPREHENSION ;40 min.= In Section A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE only.Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.Mark the correct response for each question you hear. SECTION A TALK Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section.At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now Listen to th...

English Oral
English Oral Goodmorning fellow workmates. Today I would like to talk to you about the upcoming film festival. As you all know a film is to be chosen and used in the festival to show the characteristics of the Australian Identity. I will be trying to convince you to vote for the film that I believe is best suited for the job. A film right for the job should clearly display the elements of the Australian identity and should show the way Australians are, how they live their lives and what their ...

The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexander Dumas`s The Count of Monte Cristo is a very sourceful book with the main character,Edmund Dantes , creating different and new identities. Even though these characters names are just being changed, or in Dantes' case, changing their names, this still means creating various identities. In every identity change, there is a different name or alias , and with every name comes a different identity. Dantes had to create a different personality to go with each new cha...

The Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby
The Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby I. Introduction Francis Scott Fitzgerald is considered to be one of the masters in the field of American literature. The Great Gatsby makes the highest point of his artistic achievement. It shows us a vivid picture of the 1920s with its surface prosperity and underlying sadness. From the view of the narrator Nick, The Great Gatsby shows Gatsbys tragic life, especially Gatsbys love and the break of his dream. The novel represents far more t...

The Romantic Period
The Romantic Period 1 English 250-A March 18, 2003 Essay #1 Social Tyranny and Visions of Brotherhood in the Poetry of William Blake Romanticism was an intellectual movement that spread throughout Europe towards the end of the eighteenth century through to the middle of the nineteenth century. It was an age in which philosophers, artists, writers, and composers responded with enthusiasm to the forces of nationalism that were sweeping across Europe, but rejected the notions of the enlightenment t...

The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times www.thesundaytimes.co.uk Sunday 11th November 2004 Sergeant Shelter slays seven Air Marshals provoke outrage at Heathrow Airport A case of mistaken identity proved the trigger for a near disaster situation at Heathrow Airport recently or so a secret report commissioned by the Dept of Transport revealed. This case which has only just come to light through the leaking of a government document shows that Air marshals on bored a British Airways plane bound for Washington DC drew ...

Using a feminist approach provide a detailed reading and interpretatio
Using a feminist approach, provide a detailed reading and interpretation of Gilmans The Yellow Wallpaper. ASSESSED WORK COVER SHEET Home School : American and Canadian Studies Module Title : American Literature 2 Word Length : 1500 Date : 21/03/04 I declare that I have written this essay, and all work from it is original if I have not given a detailed referenced. The Yellow Wallpaper takes place in the late 1800s, and was published by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1892. Whether you consider it...

A new Standard
A new Standard? In this paper, I am going to examine the notion of Standard English itself, in addition to its social implications. The aim of this essay is to explain the reasons why the regional dialects are gaining ground over the Standard English, and why nowadays the Standard has not a high status over other dialects. The main points which are going to be developed are these: Differences between accent and dialect What is Standard English? Different definitions about what Standard Engl...

Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night Summary Twelfth Night In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, it is clearly evident that the fluctuation in attitude to the dual role and situation and tribulations imposed upon the character of Viola/Cesario ends up in a better understanding of both sexes, and thus, allows Viola to have a better understanding for Orsino. Near the opening of the play, when Viola is adopting her male identity, she creates another self, like two masks and may decide to wear one or the other while swinging be...

Winter Dreams
Winter Dreams Paper #3 I honestly thought man had the ability to do the worst things imaginable like cheating, lying, stealing, conniving, or conspiring. I only slightly changed that opinion once I realized a woman could be much worse. F. Scott Fitzgerald must have encountered a similar woman sometime in his life. His amazing piece, Winter Dreams, focuses one boys battle with his socioeconomic status and one of the vilest things on earth: a real bitch. The title Winter Dreams alone steers the r...

Regionalism in global societies
Regionalism in global societies. The article raised above was actually the issue which first came into my mind when I started to think about Regionalism in the modern. New technologies gave us chances to communicate interactive and real time around the world, but do not substitute the request for face to face contact and association. On the one hand, the extension allows a worldwide participation in communication, on the other hand this newly shaped community is structured like a tribe. Now we a...

American Revolution
American Revolution This period in American history is one that is labeled as a time of change. Change for the American people as a whole and a change in the control of the British government. From the time of the first voyages across the Atlantic to the beginning of the quest for independence, people in this land were, even sometimes unconsciously, beginning to gain a sense of self-motivation and loyalty to those around them that had accompanied them into this New World. The people had gained a...

Ashoka
Ashoka All men are my children. I am like a father to them. As every father desires the good and the happiness of his children, I wish that all men should be happy always. These are the words of an emperor who lived two thousand and three hundred years ago. We see in history how even mere chieftains grew arrogant and used their powers selfishly and unjustly. But the emperor who said the above words ruled over the greater part of India. He had the power of life and death over millions of his subj...

Australian Legend
Australian Legend The emergence of the Australian legend in the late nineteenth century is largely explained as a desire of many artists and writers of the period, as an escape from the conditions and pressures of society, and as a retreat into an alternate reality. This essay, will examine the works of Graham Davison, Henry Lawson, Banjo Patterson, Tom Roberts, and many other writers and historians who have contributed, and/or interpreted the Australian legend of the nineteenth century. In exam...

British National Identity
British National Identity PS: The Lion and The Unicorn is available at http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/O/OrwellGeorge/essay/lionunicorn.html Orwell is a committed socialist. He went to Spain at the end of 1936, to write newspaper articles on the Spanish Civil War. The conflict in Spain was between the communist, socialist Republic, and General Francos Fascist military rebellion. He was astonished by the atmosphere in Spain: class distinctions did not exist there and everyone wa...

Russian Revolution
Russian Revolution The 1905 Russian revolution was not a dress rehearsal as Lenin would put it, but rather an indication of popular belief and attitudes of the people towards Tsar Nicholas IIs autocratic regime and of what was to come if current trends in the government continued. Furthermore, it is difficult to argue that the events of 1905 were in fact an actual full-scale revolution. A revolution by definition is one which at the very least, is aimed at effectively overthrowing a former go...