The Use Of Characterization

She Walks in Beauty
She Walks in Beauty
She Walks in Beauty George Gordon Noel Byron's poem titled, She Walks in Beauty, plainly put, is a love poem about a beautiful woman and all of her features. The poem follows a basic iambic tetrameter with an unaccented syllable followed by an accented syllable that allows for a rhythm to be set by the reader and can be clearly seen when one looks at a line: She walks / in beau / ty like / the night. T.S. Eliot, an American poet criticizes Byron's work by stating the poem, needs to be read
The Grin that Apes a Smile
The Grin that Apes a Smile
The Grin that Apes a Smile Optimism, n. The doctrine, or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the bad, and everything right that is wrong. It is held with greatest tenacity by those accustomed to the mischance of falling into adversity, and is most acceptably expounded with the grin that apes a smile. It is hereditary, but fortunately not contagious, writes Ambrose Bierce in The Devil's Dictionary. Optimism is more traditionally known as the
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMER'S EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MENThroughout the
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMER'S EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MENThroughout the
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMER'S EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MEN?Throughout the Common Era, women have been recognized as a strong influence on the actions of men. For example, Eleanor Roosevelt influenced the decisions that Franklin D. Roosevelt made, and in literature, Lady Macbeth urged Macbeth to commit murder. Did the women of Homer's epics, The Odyssey and The Iliad emulate the women of the Common Era? The Iliad is an epic about the Trojan War and Achilles' role as an Achaean warring against the
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
Has Political Islam Failed in Algeria
Has Political Islam Failed in Algeria
Has Political Islam Failed in Algeria? The question whether Political Islam has failed or not due to the internal structure of the Islamic political movement, in either Algeria or any other country in the Islamic World, is an important question for the analysis of the politicized Islamic phenomena. Olivier Roy sees the movement as a failure, not only in Algeria but also in the whole area from Casablanca to Tashkent, the movement has resulted in failure due to many reasons that are seen as common
Trace Evidence
Trace Evidence
Trace Evidence Trace evidence is very important in forensic investigations. This category of evidence encompasses many diverse types of microscopic materials as well as some examples that are easily visible to the naked eye. The subject is broad and diverse because of the number of different types of evidence that are commonly encountered. Trace evidence can be thought of as evidence occuring in sizes so small that it can be transferred or exchanged between two surfaces without being noticed. V
Leggatt as an Independent Character
Leggatt as an Independent Character
Leggatt as an Independent Character in Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer This essay examines Leggatt as an independent person, rather than as a symbol connected to the captain-narrator, a view shared by many critics. Leggatt is not a negative influence on the captain per se. From an objective point of view, it can be seen that Leggatt's portrayal depends entirely on how the captain (as narrator) perceives him, and that he deserves to be treated as the individual being that he is. Many of Conr
Anna Karenina Characters and the Life Novel
Anna Karenina Characters and the Life Novel
Anna Karenina: Characters and the Life Novel By examining the character list, one immediately notices the value Tolstoy places on character. With one hundred and forty named characters and several other unnamed characters, Tolstoy places his central focus in Anna Karenina on the characters. He uses their actions and behavior to develop the plot and exemplify the major themes of the novel. In contrast to Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Tolstoy wishes to examine life as it really is. Both novels have r
CHARACTERIZATION
CHARACTERIZATION
CHARACTERIZATION The main characters of DostoevskyÕs novel The Brothers Karamazov are, as the title suggests, the members of the Karamazov Òfamily,Ó if it can indeed be called such. The only things that the members of this family share are a name and the ÒKaramazov curse,Ó a legacy of base impulses and voluptuous lust. References to this tendency towards immorality are sprinkled heavily throughout the novel; phrases such as Òa brazen brow and a Karamazov conscience,Ó Òvoluptuary streak,Ó and ÒK
Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest Anti-Transcendentalist wri
Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest Anti-Transcendentalist wri
Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest Anti-Transcendentalist writers of all time. He utilized his writings to express his dark, gloomy outlook on life. Hawthorne, a descendant of a puritan family, was born in Salem, Massachusetts. Some of his ancestors included a judge known for the harsh persecution of Quakers, and another judge who played an important role in the Salem witchcraft trials. Hawthorne’s attitude was molded by a sense of guilt, which he traced to his ancestor’s actions. Afte
Gling through such things as the depression the Dust Bowl summers and
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 Steinbeck’s 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 wouldn’t be enough for Steinbeck to simply wr
The short story writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen
The short story writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen
The short story writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen Poe. After reading one of his works in class, I realized that his mysterious style of writing greatly appealed to me. Although many critics have different views on Poe's writing style, I think that Harold Bloom summed it up best when he said, Poe has an uncanny talent for exposing our common nightmares and hysteria lurking beneath our carefully structured lives. ( 7) For me, this is done through his use of setting and narr
The Old Man and the Sea Questions
The Old Man and the Sea Questions
The Old Man and the Sea Questions by Seth Oranburg 2. Q: I will describe the major settings of the novel in my own descriptive writing and explain how they contribute to the mood. A: There are several settings in The Old Man and the Sea. First is the old man's house: It is a rustic, run-down old shack, made of palm leaves and was very sparse. He had only a chair, a bed, and a table, and a few pictures. He had a picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Virgin of Cobre, and an old photograph of
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
Tools Used in the Writing of Short Stories
Tools Used in the Writing of Short Stories
Tools Used in the Writing of Short Stories Tools Used in the Writing of Short Stories There is a fairly large group of authors that fall into the short story genre. These authors use these short stories to show people things that they might not have seen before, or maybe something they should look at in more detail. These short stories can often show the countless sides of human nature. With the introduction of certain tools, authors can show their readers certain sides of humanity, and oftenti
Glory captures the heroism of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and
Glory captures the heroism of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and
Glory captures the heroism of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the first black regiment in the Civil War, the Massachusetts Fighting Fifty-fourth. An extremely talented cast and crew earned three Academy Awards (cinematography, sound and supporting actor) and five nominations for their work in Glory. The outstanding cinematography, sound, score and acting recreate the events leading up to the Union attack on Fort Wagner on July 18th 1863. Matthew Broderick portrays the young Bostonian abolitioni
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption is a very unique movie which involves many different personalities and underlying themes. The personalities of the inmates are very interesting and when they are combined they create a very fascinating plot which looks at prison life in a interesting and different perspective than one normally thinks. The main characters are Andy Dufrense (Tim Robbins) and Eliss Red Redding (Morgan Freeman). These characters are well complimented by the wise a
SHAKESPEARES WORLD
SHAKESPEARES WORLD
SHAKESPEARE’S WORLD Almost every nation on earth reads, studies and performs the works of William Shakespeare. No writer of any country, nor any age, has ever enjoyed such universal popularity. Neither has any writer been so praised. As William Hazlitt observed, The most striking peculiarity of Shakespeare’s mind was it’s generic quality, its power of communication with all other minds. It is perhaps this quality that has earned Shakespeare the supreme accolade, that of lending his name to an
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption is a unique movie which involves many different personalities and underlying themes. The personalities of the inmates are very interesting and when combined they create a fascinating plot, which gives a different perspective of prison life. The main characters are Andy Dufrense (Tim Robbins) and Eliss Red Redding (Morgan Freeman). Additional characters such as the wise and simple old man, Brooks (James Whitmore), and the evil warden help to
The novel Raney wrote by Clyde Edgergton took place in Listre North Ca
The novel Raney wrote by Clyde Edgergton took place in Listre North Ca
The novel, Raney, wrote by Clyde Edgergton took place in Listre, North Carolina around the mid- 70's. Raney is a novel about a Southern marriage between two totally different people. Throughout this novel one must look out for uncontrollable laughter as the two main characters, Raney and Charles, try to prove their points to one another. The three main characters of this novel are only two physical characters, but portray three separate personalities. The three personalities come from Raney at
Luther Whitney was a career criminal Luther went to burglarize a house
Luther Whitney was a career criminal Luther went to burglarize a house
Luther Whitney was a career criminal. Luther went to burglarize a house that he had scope out for many weeks. While he was robing the house, the owner came home with the President of the United States. They started to fight Christy Sullivan went to stab the President with a letter opener but two secret service agents walked in and shot Christy in the head. The President was extemely drunk and did not realize that Christy had been shot and killed. Luther had seen everything from the secret vault
George Orwell's novel Animal Farm satirizes the events of Russian hist
George Orwell's novel Animal Farm satirizes the events of Russian hist
George Orwell's novel, Animal Farm, satirizes the events of Russian history during the early 1900's. Satire is the use of literature to expose the follies of human nature. The characters and events in the novel are symbolic of Russian notables and experiences. Even the theme of the novel is a satire on the communists. In Animal Farm, The characters satire the people in Russian history. Old Major, the wise old pig that sets the rebellion is similar to Karl Marx. Old Major had his mind set on reb
ERNEST HEMINGWAY
ERNEST HEMINGWAY
ERNEST HEMINGWAY A lonely old man, Santiago, packs up his fishing gear, his eighty-fourth day of fishing without catching a single fish. His sole friend, a young man, Manolin, not even an eighth of his age brings him a beer and dinner for the evening. As they chat Santiago announces how the eighty-fifth day is his lucky day, and how he will finally catch a fish. The premise of the story is the purity and goodness and bravery of Santiago, the Cuban Fisherman in Ernest Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize
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. Hemmingway’s use of theme makes his writing style significant. In The Old Man and the Sea Sant
Characterization of Finny
Characterization of Finny
Characterization of Finny In a Separate Peace by John Knowles there is a character Phineas other wise known as Finny. Finny is an honest and ignorant charismatic young boy of 16 who is outgoing. Finny is unknowing of his ability to manipulate people. Finny is a lover of basic simple life. This story is set in a New England Prepschool. Finny and Gene are the best of friends. Making their contribution to the war effort by simultaneously jumping out of a tree, Gene jounces the limb and causes Finn
Comparison of A Piece of String and The Necklace in use of tone and ch
Comparison of A Piece of String and The Necklace in use of tone and ch
Comparison of “A Piece of String” and “The Necklace” in use of tone and characterization. 02/24/04 Essay #3 ENG 1100 In all his short stories, De Maupassant liked to portray the greediness, selfishness, ungratefulness and other negative aspects of the human nature. Two of his short stories that showed that are “A Piece of String” and “The Necklace.” In these stories the writer has a mocking attitude towards the main characters, showing how life gets back on them through irony. Starting with “A P
Harlem Renaissance
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
Sula
Sula
Sula In modern society, people have a tendency to show that individuality is good and that they should show it throughout their lives. In Sula, a significant thematic focus of novelist Toni Morrison is to imply- as evidenced by her characterization of Sula and Nel- that spacing ones self from other persons or things generally reveals that one is not content with themselves. One indication of Morrison’s intentions, in this regard, is her creation of showing who Sula really is. Secondly, Morrison
17th Century Soap Operas
17th Century Soap Operas
17th Century Soap Operas At the beginning of the seventeenth century, England went through some drastic changes. Queen Elizabeth died in 1603 after reigning for half a century, and her death effectively changed the entire social and economic make-up of England. The majority of her reign was characterized by civility, prosperity, and her complete control of the nation. After her death, James Stuart of Scotland inherited the throne, and he could not have been more different from his predecessor. W
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia The applied ethical issue of euthanasia, or mercy killing, concerns whether it is morally permissible for a third party, such as a physician, to end the life of a terminally ill patient who is in intense pain. The euthanasia controversy is part of a larger issue concerning the right to die. Staunch defenders of personal liberty argue that all of us are morally entitled to end our lives when we see fit. Thus, according to these people, suicide is in principle morally permissible. For h
A Jury Of Her Peers A Character Analysis
A Jury Of Her Peers A Character Analysis
A Jury Of Her Peers: A Character Analysis James McMasters English 112 October 17, 2000 A JURY OF HER PEERS - A CHARACTER ANALYSIS BY SUSAN GLASPELL As in the case of most, if not all, good allegorical stories, the primary impact of the tale is strongly influenced by the author’s detailed characterization of the setting, as well as the characters’ feelings and passions. Certainly such is the case in Susan Glaspell’s story “A Jury of Her Peers”. Here we see a richness of characterization and setti
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
OTHELLO IN DRAMA AND IN FILM AS A LITERARY ADAPTATION
OTHELLO IN DRAMA AND IN FILM AS A LITERARY ADAPTATION
OTHELLO IN DRAMA AND IN FILM AS A LITERARY ADAPTATION THIS IS THE VERSION OF YOUR PAPER THAT I WILL PUT UP ON THE INTERNET. BY THE WAY, I WILL GIVE YOU AN EXTRA A- FOR EFFORT. Department of American Culture and Literature Othello is one of the most famous plays of Shakespeare, which has been filmed many times, notably by Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier in 1964. In 1997 it was filmed once again by Oliver Parker, with Kenneth Branagh and Laurence Fishburne in the title roles. This paper aims to
SCHINDLER'S LIST
SCHINDLER'S LIST
SCHINDLER'S LIST Date of publication: 12/15/1993 For cast, rating and other information, (click here) By Roger Ebert Oskar Schindler would have been an easier man to understand if he'd been a conventional hero, fighting for his beliefs. The fact that he was flawed - a drinker, a gambler, a womanizer, driven by greed and a lust for high living - makes his life an enigma. Here is a man who saw his chance at the beginning of World War II and moved to Nazi-occupied Poland to open a factory and emplo
Miss Emily
Miss Emily
Miss Emily Characterization refers to the techniques a writer uses to develop characters. In the story A Rose for Emily William Faulkner uses characterization to reveal the character of Miss Emily. He expresses the content of her character through physical description, through her actions, words, and feelings, through a narrator's direct comments about the character's nature, and through the actions, words, and feelings, of other characters. Faulkner best uses characterization to examine the the
Fahrenheit 451 A Charred Existence
Fahrenheit 451 A Charred Existence
Fahrenheit 451 – A Charred Existence Imagine living in a world where you are not in control of your own thoughts. Imagine living in a world in which all the great thinkers of the past have been blurred from existence. Imagine living in a world where life no longer involves beauty, but instead a controlled system that the government is capable of manipulating. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, such a world is brought to the awareness of the reader through a description of the impacts of censorshi
Construction Design and Analysis of a Single-lesion Containing Shuttle
Construction Design and Analysis of a Single-lesion Containing Shuttle
Construction, Design and Analysis of a Single-lesion Containing Shuttle Vector for Use in Studies of Transcription-coupled DNA Repair This summer, I have had the incredible opportunity of working with ___ under the direct mentorship of ___ on designing, constructing and analyzing a single-lesion containing shuttle vector to be used for studies of transcription-coupled DNA repair (TCR). This experience has provided me with insight into the logic behind genetic engineering and experiment design an
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne's background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the financial burden (Biographical Note VII). He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family (IX). Consequently, The Scarlet Letter was publi
THE SOUND AND THE FURY
THE SOUND AND THE FURY
THE SOUND AND THE FURY William Faulkner's background influenced him to write the unconventional novel The Sound and the Fury. One important influence on the story is that Faulkner grew up in the South. The Economist magazine states that the main source of his inspiration was the passionate history of the American South, centered for him in the town of Oxford, Mississippi, where he lived most of his life. Similarly, Faulkner turns Oxford and its environs, my own little postage stamp of native so
The Tempest
The Tempest
: The Tempest Magic, music, spirits and villains all exist in this romantic play by William Shakespeare. The Tempest was one of Shakespeare’s last works, portraying a kind of fairy tale complete with a good guy, a villain, and an uncomplicated love. Boyce refers to the play as a “stunning theatrical entertainment that is also a moral allegory of great beauty and emotional power.” (Shakespeare A to Z, pg. 632) This play was not only attractive to the senses with all the magic and mystery, but it
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis Lord of the Flies is a novel that shows how order is difficult to achieve in any society because it is human nature to be more easily drawn to anarchy. Outline I. Introduction A. How can order be in opposition with human nature? B. Human nature is more easily drawn toward anarchy. II. Theme A. The defects of society trace back to the defects of human nature. III. Symbolism A. Allows reader to connect with characters and environment B. The objects that are symbols relate to people of this
THE HATCHET
THE HATCHET
THE HATCHET Summary: This book is about a boy named Brian Roberson who gets stuck in the wilderness when his plane crash-lands because the pilot has a heart attack. It all started when Brian's parents had a divorce. He was sent away on a plane by his mother because it was summertime when his dad had custody. The parting gift his mother gave him was a hatchet. He wore the hatchet on a belt. When he left on the private little Cessna 406 plane in the copilot's seat he never could imagine how this
The writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen Poe After re
The writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen Poe After re
The writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen Poe. After reading one of his works, I realized that his mysterious style of writing greatly appealed to me. Although many critics have different views on Poe's writing style, Poe has an uncanny talent for exposing our common nightmares and hysteria lurking beneath our carefully structured lives. . (Bloom, 7) I hope to examine Edgar Allen Poes' use of setting and narration in his writing. In many of Poe's works, setting is used to pain
It is believed that crickets bring good fortune and friendly spirits i
It is believed that crickets bring good fortune and friendly spirits i
It is believed that crickets bring good fortune and friendly spirits in Chinese folklore. In 1679, Chinese writer, P’U Sung-ling assembled a large selection of stories titled “Records of the Strange.” The author illustrates his fascination with the supernatural and the mysterious throughout his work. In THE CRICKET BOY, Sung-ling emphasizes this fascination through his use of characterization, foreshadowing and conflict. Characterization is used to develop the theme of the supernatural and myst
Two authors best who typify a Romantic style of writing are Edgar Alle
Two authors best who typify a Romantic style of writing are Edgar Alle
Two authors best who typify a Romantic style of writing are Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Both authors identify their characters through the use of creative symbolism, colorful metaphors, and the use of the supernatural in their works. Like many authors of the seventeenth century Poe and Hawthorne stretched Realism beyond the edge of reality thereby developing a style of writing which today is commonly refer to as Romanticism. The use of the short story format in both The Black Cat
Since the beginning of time there has always been a tenacious struggle
Since the beginning of time there has always been a tenacious struggle
Since the beginning of time, there has always been a tenacious struggle between good and evil. In a particular famous book, The Bible, the continuous clash between good and evil remains evident throughout the work. In Herman Melville’s novel, Billy Budd, symbolism, characterization, and irony are put to use to develop the dramatic contrast between good and evil. Symbolism is used to directly contrast good and evil. The night before Billy’s hanging, through the rose-tan of his complexion no pal
Historical Parallels in Animal Farm
Historical Parallels in Animal Farm
Historical Parallels in Animal Farm Thesis: Through the use of characterization, plot, and theme in George Orwell's Animal Farm historical parallels to the Russian Revolution are revealed. I. Overview of parallels A. Russian Revolution B. Animal Farm II. Use of characterization A. Napoleon B. Snowball C. Farmer Jones D. Boxer III. Development of plot A. Old Major's vision B. The rebellion C. Manor Farm D. The competition E. Human or Pig ? IV. Discussion of theme A. Power B. Greed V. Review of p
Beowulf one of the oldest English poems in existence today was believe
Beowulf one of the oldest English poems in existence today was believe
1 Beowulf, one of the oldest English poems in existence today, was believed to be written sometime in the eighth century. The origins of the Beowulf poet are unknown but believed by some to be from what is Midland England today (Abrams 21). The poem, although written in English, deals with the Danes and the Geats two south Scandinavian tribes. Historically, the poem takes place some centuries before it was written, which points to it being a pagan folklore finally put into words by the Beowulf
TJ Elward
TJ Elward
T.J. Elward 4th Hour World Lit Mr. Corcoran 1/7/99 The Cherry Orchard by: Anton Tchekhov Information About the Author Anton Tchekhov is one of the few big time authors who not only wrote but also practiced medicine. By using his compassionate and objective skills as that of a doctor his works became famous. He was able then to establish himself as one of the great figures in Russian Realism. Anton was the son of a serf who had bought his freedom. He was born in a small town called Taganrog in S
Ironically as time progresses from William Shakespeare to John
Ironically as time progresses from William Shakespeare to John
Ironically, as time progresses from William Shakespeare to John Steinbeck and finally to Alan Paton, the ideals of justice, crime and the criminal in their works, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Grapes of Wrath, and Cry, The Beloved Country stay suprisingly similar. Whether it be the Medieval era of Shakespeare, Steinbeck's turbulent turn of the century middle America, or Paton's apartheid entrenched South Africa, the basic ideas of crime, the criminal and justice remain the same. These tremendo