The Wretched Of

The Boer War
The Boer War
The Boer War The Boer War of 1899 was a dirty little conflict. It started a result of cultural resentment between the Boers (Dutch settlers) and immigrating British. At first, the war was fought with the honor typically associated with the British, but, in the end, it turned nasty. South Africa's Cape of Good Hope was colonized in the 17th century by Dutch Boers (farmers). The Boers used African slaves on their farms. Britain occupied the Cape during the Napoleonic wars and took complete contro
Saint Report
Saint Report
Saint Report: St. Nicholas St. Nicholas, called of Bari, Bishop of Myra (Fourth Century) 6 Dec. Feast day. The great veneration with which this saint has been honored for many ages and the number of altars and churches which have been everywhere dedicated in his memory are testimonials to his holiness and of the glory which he enjoys with God. He is said to have been born at Patara in Lycia, a province of Asia Minor. Myra, the capital, not far from the sea, was an episcopal see, and this churc
Jesus The First Anarchist
Jesus The First Anarchist
Jesus: The First Anarchist an essay by George Stark In God We Trust, reads the American dollar, mouths the American government. The bosses put their hands on bibles and take office, they put their hands on bibles and swear to be truthful and honest and follow the teachings of the people's God. But are they following God's will? Have they ever been? JESUS: AN ANARCHIST? Throughout history Jesus Christ has been regarded as a revolutionary, but an anarchist? Yes, the answer. As time has passed an
Morality of Frankenstein
Morality of Frankenstein
Morality of Frankenstein Morality. It has been questioned by people, honored by people and revered since the beginning of time. Yet even today not one person can say what is morally right. It is a matter of opinion. It was Dr. Victor Frankensteins opinion that it was alright to create a monster. Frankensteins creation needed a companion. Knowing that his first creation was evil should the doctor make a second? With the knowledge at hand, to Dr. Frankenstein, it is not at all morally correct
The Differences In The Social Classes Of Mid Victorian England
The Differences In The Social Classes Of Mid Victorian England
The Differences In The Social Classes Of Mid-Victorian England I. Introduction In the Mid-Victorian period in English history there were distinct class differences in its society. There were three classes in England. These were the Aristocracy, the Middle-Class (or Factory owners) and the working class. Each class had specific characteristics that defined its behavior. These characteristics were best seen in four areas of British society. During the time-period known by most historians as the In
Ed rexs
Ed rexs
ed rexs Oedipus the King had one of the worst destinies in all of literature. As a young man he learned of his fate to kill his father and marry his mother. Fleeing his family and seeking refuge from his terrible future in a distant state only brought about the actualization of the forecast. Unbeknownst to Oedipus, he had killed his own father and entered the bed of his mother. He lived in this relationship for many years until at last he painfully revealed the blinding truth over the course of
The Wretched Of The Earth
The Wretched Of The Earth
The Wretched Of The Earth Fanon's book, The Wretched Of The Earth like Foucault's Discipline and Punish question the basic assumptions that underlie society. Both books writers come from vastly different perspectives and this shapes what both authors see as the technologies that keep the populace in line. Foucault coming out of the French intellectual class sees technologies as prisons, family, mental institutions, and other institutions and cultural traits of French society. In contrast Fr
The Question of Equality
The Question of Equality
The Question of Equality Equality is the fundamental demand of the rebellion of the poor: it should be the ideological force behind the new society. How this egalitarian demand is understood is crucial to the distinction between the Democratic Revolution and the Marxist-Jacobin Revolution. The Marxist answer to the egalitarian demand is the dictatorship of the proletariat, which Maurice Duverger shrewdly describes as an accurate continuation of the Jacobin theory of terror: . . .Man is born bu
Machiavelli's View of Human Nature
Machiavelli's View of Human Nature
Machiavelli's View of Human Nature In The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli presents a view of governing a state that is drastically different from that of humanists of his time. Machiavelli believes the ruling Prince should be the sole authority determining every aspect of the state and put in effect a policy which would serve his best interests. These interests were gaining, maintaining, and expanding his political power.1 His understanding of human nature was a complete contradiction of what humani
MACHIAVELLI'S VIEW OF HUMAN NATURE
MACHIAVELLI'S VIEW OF HUMAN NATURE
MACHIAVELLI'S VIEW OF HUMAN NATURE In The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli presents a view of governing a state that is drastically different from that of humanists of his time. Machiavelli believes the ruling Prince should be the sole authority determining every aspect of the state and put in effect a policy which would serve his best interests. These interests were gaining, maintaining, and expanding his political power.1 His understanding of human nature was a complete contradiction of what humani
The Scarlet Letter - Hesters Alienation
The Scarlet Letter - Hesters Alienation
The Scarlet Letter - Hester’s Alienation Throughout his book The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne is preoccupied with the relationship between the individual and society. Hester’s sin and subsequent condemnation alienate her. No where is this alienation more apparent than in Chapter 5, Hester at her Needle. Condemned by her sin of passion, Hester is separated from her community, not only physically, as she lives on the edge of the town, and socially, as she this chapter Hawthorne presents t
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol By: Charles Dickens 1). This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. The settings of the book include Scrooge’s Counting House, Scrooge’s Home, Bob Cratchit’s home, assorted places throughout Scrooges childhood like the schoolhouse and the Fizziwig’s place where Scrooge was an apprentice, this is where a Christmas party took place and he met the one love of his life. Then it skips to Scrooge’
It is suggested that in modern literature the true element of tragedy
It is suggested that in modern literature the true element of tragedy
It is suggested that in modern literature, the true element of tragedy is not captured because the protagonist is often of the same social status as the audience, and therefor, his downfall is not tragic. This opinion, I find, takes little consideration of the times in which we live. Indeed, most modern plays and literature are not about monarchs and the main character is often equal to the common person; this, however, does not mean the plot is any less miserable nor the outcome any less wretc
Marcus OMard31197
Marcus OMard31197
Marcus O’Mard 3/11/97 English A Satirical View of the Old South Elaborate uses of race, unprecedented statements about the role of religion and an overall mockery of the society of the old south serve as a method of conveying Mark Twain’s opinion of society. In his dandy riverboat adventure The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain attacks the traditions of slavery, racism, and the accepted traditions of the old south. He helped expose the hypocrisies of the southern society through this no
10-23-1996
10-23-1996
10-23-1996 Essay #2 Still the wretched fools they were before Goethe in Faust and Shelley in Frankenstein, wrap their stories around two men whose mental and physical actions parallel one another. Both stories deal with characters, who strive to be the übermensch in their world. In Faust, the striving fellow, Faust, seeks physical and mental wholeness in knowledge and disaster in lust. In Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein struggles for control over one aspect of nature and disastrously, through
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Morality. It has been questioned by people, honored by people and revered since the beginning of time. Yet even today not one person can say what is morally right. It is a matter of opinion. It was Dr.Victor Frankenstein's opinion that it was alright to create a monster. Frankenstein's creation needed a companion. Knowing that his first creation was evil should the doctor make a second? With the knowledge at hand, to Dr.Frankenstein, it is not at all morally correct to bring anot
Morality It has been questioned by people honored by people and revere
Morality It has been questioned by people honored by people and revere
Morality. It has been questioned by people, honored by people and revered since the beginning of time. Yet even today not one person can say what is morally right. It is a matter of opinion. It was Dr.Victor Frankenstein's opinion that it was alright to create a monster. Frankenstein's creation needed a companion. Knowing that his first creation was evil should the doctor make a second? With the knowledge at hand, to Dr.Frankenstein, it is not at all morally correct to bring another monster i
Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels February 27, 1996 As a seemingly wise and educated man, throughout the novel Gulliver's Tarvels, the narrator cleverly gains the reader's respect as a thinking and observant individual. With this position in mind, the comments and ideas that Gulliver inflicts upon those reading about his journeys certainly have their own identity as they coincide with his beliefs and statements on the state of humanity and civilization in particular. Everywhere Gulliver goes, he seems to comm
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
Once And Future King Analytical Paper
Once And Future King Analytical Paper
Once And Future King Analytical Paper Sir Lancelot’s intense desire to perform heroic deeds was brought on by his lack of confidence and insecurity. His childhood was spent in seclusion, training for a job desired only to escape the hellish life that his hideous face would otherwise hold in store for him. Lancelot’s adulthood was spent trying to overcompensate for this ugliness by performing Herculean feats and good deeds. And the twilight years of his life were spent in remorse for the bad thi
English 30 Shakespeare
English 30 Shakespeare
English 30 Shakespeare Hamlet For centuries, scholars have been debating the issue on whether Hamlet - the prince of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet - was mad. This question is not as easy as it sounds to answer; this is due to the fact that there are numerous arguments to support both sides of the issue. For many reasons, it is easy to believe that Hamlet was indeed mad. After all, Hamlet’s behavior throughout most of the play is extremely erratic and violent. However, there is another wa
When one begins to analyze a military novel it is important to first l
When one begins to analyze a military novel it is important to first l
When one begins to analyze a military novel it is important to first look at the historical context in which the book was written. On the nights of February 13-14 in 1944 the city of Dresden, Germany was subjected to one of the worst air attacks in the history of man. By the end of the bombing 135,000 to 250,000 people had been killed by the combined forces of the United States and the United Kingdom. Dresden was different then Berlin or many of the other military targets which were attacked du
SYNTHESIS
SYNTHESIS
SYNTHESIS Literature is a diverse and bountiful area of intelligence where many ideas, ideals, and dreams can come about. Writings have come from as far back as the time of Jesus to whatever was produced yesterday. People have written superior works that can inspire, lead, and in the end, produce. Shakespear, Descartes, Voltaire, Shelly, the list goes on. Twenty-eight themes are said to apply to all types of literature. Any one of these themes is said to describe one, some, or all works done in
Professor Becker
Professor Becker
Professor Becker English 102 The Boss We have all experienced traumatic incidents in our lives. Some of us have endured more than others. But the question remains: How much is enough? At what point is a person tired of fighting? When will a person give up hope for survival? Such is the question that confronts the boss in Katherine Mansfields short story, The Fly. The boss is an intelligent and determined individual who has overcome many obstacles in his life. However, he is now confronted wit
Fanon's book The Wretched Of The Earth like Foucault's Discipline a
Fanon's book The Wretched Of The Earth like Foucault's Discipline a
         Fanon's book, The Wretched Of The Earth like Foucault's Discipline and Punish question the basic assumptions that underlie society. Both books writers come from vastly different perspectives and this shapes what both authors see as the technologies that keep the populace in line. Foucault coming out of the French intellectual class sees technologies as prisons, family, mental institutions, and other institutions and cultural traits of French society. In contrast Frantz Fanon (1925-
How Is The Greek Idea of a Sound
How Is The Greek Idea of a Sound
How Is The Greek Idea of a Sound Mind and Body Essential for The Successful Characters of The Odyssey? If one were to only have a very fit and strong body, lacking mental ability, to the Greeks it would not suffice. If a man were merely smart and intelligent, without much physical capability, the Greeks would feel that he is not complete. They believed an individual must have have both, a well developed mind and a fit body, not only one or the other, to be ideal. This is the Greek concept of a
Polonius Is Folish
Polonius Is Folish
Polonius Is Folish Polonius: A Fool in Shakespeare�s Hamlet Hamlet is the most popular of Shakespeare�s plays for theater audiences and readers. It has been acted live in countries throughout the world and has been translated into every language. Polonius is one of the major characters in Hamlet, his role in the play is of great interest to scholars. Parts of Hamlet present Polonius as a fool, whose love of his own voice leads to his constant babbling. Scholars have been analyzing the charac
Dementia What is Dementia Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which
Dementia What is Dementia Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which
Dementia What is Dementia ? Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which results in global cognitive impairments. Dementia can occur as a result of a variety of neurological diseases. Some of the more well known dementing diseases include Alzheimer's disease (AD), multi-infarct dementia (MID), and Huntington's disease (HD). Throughout this essay the emphasis will be placed on AD (also known as dementia of the Alzheimer's type, and primary degenerative dementia), because statistically it is the m
Eliza Doolittle
Eliza Doolittle
Eliza Doolittle Eliza Doolittle is introduced as a poor flowergirl. In the beginning of the play she is described as a neglected and unromantic figure of the play. Her hair needs washing rathe How could a lowly flower girl make such a drastic change into a refined lady? She could not have possibly pulled it off herself; she would need help. Thus is the case in the play Pygmalion, by G.B. Shaw. The poor flower girl, Eliza, is turned into a duchess, so to speak, by the other characters in the play
The Irony of Blindness
The Irony of Blindness
The Irony of Blindness In literature, the two prominent forms of blindness, physical and metaphorical, are often very closely related and dependent on each other to exist. In Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, the significance of this relationship is carried even further as it is soon established that the two cannot actually coexist. (Searle, 7) In this play, there are many hints of irony laced throughout the tragedy. “Oedipus Rex is a tragedy of a man who attempts to flee a prophecy out of fear of wh
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet For all its preoccupation with crime, treachery and death, Hamlet is a fundamentally optimistic play. Discuss. Hamlet is a play which is mainly based around these three themes of crime, treachery and death. Although these themes would be considered by many as negative issues, there is more to this play then meets the eye, and a person must really scrutinize it to discover the true idea behind this story. DEATH CRIME These topics arise most frequently in this tale. In the first scene of Ha
Hard Times
Hard Times
Hard Times Charles Dickens wrote Hard Times in monthly instalments in Household words in 1854. It describes the life of the citizens in an industrial town whilst covering family values, the education system and the plight of workers. Tom Gradgrind is the eldest son of Mr Gradgrind and through him Dickens shows the impact of a factual childhood. Tom is first introduced with Louisa in chapter three when they are reprimanded heavily for looking at the Tyrolean flower act . Gradgrind is dumb with am
Maupassant
Maupassant
Maupassant The theme of Guy de Maupassant story “The Necklace” seems to suggested by the line, “What would happened if Mathilde had not lost the necklace?” During the Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The Necklace”, the main character, Mathilde Loisel, makes a number of ironic discoveries. The ironic elements were the results of her expectations and desires were contrast to her reality and ability. Throughout the story Guy de Maupassant color the irony by verbal, situational, attitude, and dramat
Ursula K LeGuin
Ursula K LeGuin
Ursula K LeGuin English 10h In A Wizard of Earthsea, The Other Wind, and The Telling, written by Ursula K LeGuin, a mental journey is an integral part of each character’s development. Due to each character’s growth and eventual maturity in these stories, they learn to understand the world around them, and their purpose in this mystical world called Earthsea. In The Wizard of Earthsea, a young wizard named Ged (Sparrowhawk) must realize how to control his recklessness, and defeat a great darkness
How does Charles Dickens expose Victorian societys awful treatment of
How does Charles Dickens expose Victorian societys awful treatment of
How does Charles Dickens expose Victorian society’s awful treatment of children of the poor? Charles Dickens wrote the novel Oliver Twist as a way of expressing his views on how the rich treated the poor, and how he felt about the laws regarding the poor. At the time there was a huge gap between the rich and the poor due to industrialisation. This meant that the poor were left to survive in unpleasant, overcrowded conditions, and were treated harshly by the rich. Dickens felt strongly about this
Othello
Othello
Othello Emilia is a feisty harlot, while Desdemona is a passive victim. How fair description is this of Emilia and Desdemona. This statement is harshly definitive of the two characters. It portrays stereotypical opposites: an outspoken whore and a timid virginal innocent figure. This is not, in my opinion a fair depiction of Emilia and Desdemona. Firstly there are two conflicting sides of Desdemonas personality shown in ‘Othello’. Desdemona is not the stereotype subservient wife. At the beginnin
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus also known in Italian as Cristoforo Colombo and in Spanish as Critobal Colon was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451 and died sometime in 1506. Considerably one of the greatest and most mentioned figure in American history. Why? One can simply say because his voyages mark the beginning of continuous European efforts to explore and colonize the “Americas”. Although most of Columbus’ life to this day is unknown historians do know one that is for sure; his voyage
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood “Why won’t he fit?” said a disgruntled babysitter trying to force the dead corpse of a young Christopher Robin into the picnic basket. Christopher Robin, the selfish prat that he was, with his stupid little shorts and whiny child actor voice, always pushed Shelly over the edge. “Gee, why am I going through so much trouble with this body when I can use this olive fork to hack cutesy little Christopher Robin into many pieces?” said the babysitter thoughtfully. A
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
Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Disgusting, absolutely disgusting. That’s how I’d describe the way the United States government has treated my tribe, the Nez Perce. First the white people of this America come in and take over the land, thinking that it’s theirs to have, and well it’s not theirs and its not ours and they should respect that. Then once they claim to own our land that our ancestors have lived upon for centuries they take and kill our people and animals. If all this wasn’t enough then the government t
Constitutionalism
Constitutionalism
Constitutionalism 1. Constitutionalism: a Minimal and a Rich Sense In some minimal sense of the term, a constitution consists of a set of rules or norms creating, structuring and defining the limits of, government power or authority. Understood in this way, all states have constitutions and all states are constitutional states. Anything recognisable as a state must have some acknowledged means of constituting and specifying the limits (or lack thereof) placed upon the three basic forms of govern
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Captain Robert Walton serves as a bridge for Victor Frankenstein, since both are adventurers, overreachers without boundaries. Learn from me . . . how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow. Curiosity gives their lives meaning, knowledge is their enemy. Victor conquerors nature through the pursuit of knowledge and ignores any morals and
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley is a novel that was written during the age of Romanticism. It contains many typical themes of a common gothic novel such as dark laboratories, the moon, and a monster; however, Frankenstein is anything but a common novel. Many lessons are included into this novel, including how society acts towards the abnormal. The monster was a victim of the system that commonly characterizes a person by only his or her appearance. Whether people like it or not, socie
Lord of the Rings Journal
Lord of the Rings Journal
Lord of the Rings Journal Year 9 Journal – Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien. Lord of the rings is a wonderful book about a magical land called Middle-Earth. The actual lord of the rings in an evil sorcerer named Sauron. In the fires of Mt Doom, Sauron forged a ring; in it he poured all his evil and dark spirit, this ring made him immortal and an undefeatable foe to the peaceful people of Middle earth. The ring then fell out of known existence after an epic battle during which the ring is cut from
Tess of the dUrbervilles
Tess of the dUrbervilles
Tess of the d’Urbervilles In Tess of the d’Urbervilles, by Hardy and The Catcher in the Rye, by Salinger, the protagonists of both novels Tess and Holden, are portrayed as being the typical teenager of their time, who both choose to make rash decisions based upon their naivety. Tess and Holden are both inexperienced in the world and they are forced to choose their own path to follow. Tess and Holden are trapped by society’s class system, their struggles with money, and their own inexperience and
Which character from An Inspector Call learns most from Eva Smiths dea
Which character from An Inspector Call learns most from Eva Smiths dea
Which character from An Inspector Call learns most from Eva Smith’s death. An Inspector Calls is basically a ‘who is to blame’ mystery. It is written by J.B priestly. The play is set in 1912 in a wealthy businessman’s dining room, who is celebrating his daughter’s engagement. The characters in this scene are Mr and Mrs Birling, their son Eric, daughter Sheila and her fiancé Gerald Croft and later on in the play we meet Inspector Goole. J.B Priestly was a patriotic socialist who championed social
Siddhartha
Siddhartha
Siddhartha The Brahmins Son Siddhartha, the son of a Brahmin (a Hindu Priest), and his best friend, Govinda, have grown up learning the ways of the Brahmins. Everyone in their village loves Siddhartha. But although he brings joy to everyone's life, Siddhartha feels little joy himself. He is troubled by restless dreams and begins to wonder if he has learned all that his father and the other Brahmins can teach him. As Hesse says, ...they had already poured the sum total of their knowledge into his
The Prince
The Prince
The Prince The Prince, written by Niccolo Machiavelli, is one of the first examinations of politics and science from a purely scientific and rational perspective. Machiavelli theorizes that the state is only created if the people cooperate and work to maintain it. The state is also one of man’s greatest endeavors, and the state takes precedence over everything else. The state should be one’s primary focus, and maintaining the sovereignty of the state one’s most vital concern. The state is founde
Report on The Prince by Machiavelli
Report on The Prince by Machiavelli
Report on The Prince by Machiavelli 1. Major themes in the book. The Prince, written by Niccolo Machiavelli, is one of the first examinations of politics and science from a purely scientific and rational perspective. Machiavelli theorizes that the state is only created if the people cooperate and work to maintain it. The state is also one of man’s greatest endeavors, and the state takes precedence over everything else. The state should be one’s primary focus, and maintaining the sovereignty of t
Theory Of Evolution By Natural And Sexual Selection
Theory Of Evolution By Natural And Sexual Selection
Theory Of Evolution By Natural And Sexual Selection Introduction It is commonly thought today that the theory of evolution originated from Darwin in the nineteenth century. However, the idea that species mutate over time has been around for a long time in one form or another. Therefore, by Darwin�s time the idea that species change from one type into another was by no means new, but was rejected by most because the proponents of evolution could not come up with a satisfactory mechanism that wo