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Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution A report concerning critical thinking and the Industrial Revolution. The 18th century brought about many changes to European countries. Advancements in science, technology and engineering brought about an improvement in living conditions to the widespread area. The improved living conditions induced an increase of population by the millions. From 1750-1800, the English population grew from 6 to 9 million and the French population grew from 19 to an enormous increase of 26
Much a do about nothing
Much a do about nothing
Much a do about nothing Katharina and Beatrice are both similar characters. They each are plagued with unrequited love, and depressed by their own inability to woo the suitor of their choosing. Each of them are unable to accept the female role of passivity. Although both women seem to accept their roles of wives at the conclusion of the plays. Upon further examination, one will find that Beatrice is a much more complex character. One would have to agree with the critic who said, Katharina is a
Affirmative Action Solution or Confusion
Affirmative Action Solution or Confusion
Affirmative Action: Solution or Confusion? Affirmative action is a plan designed to end discrimination by guaranteeing minorities will be hired, regardless of race or gender. While our country hires such groups based upon these guarantees, the qualifications of such people are occasionally overlooked. Many believe that affirmative action is a very effective plan; however, the population which opposes such action frequently includes people of various minorities, as well as many others who have be
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac Every generation has its own heroes that display, what they believe to be, ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect example of how many protagonists win our allegiance because his sensibilities will not be denied, because
Edward Albees play Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a drama exploring
Edward Albees play Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a drama exploring
Edward Albee¹s play ³Who¹s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?² is a drama exploring the anxieties of modern life. By personalizing aspects of the epic Albee has inverted many of its features to create satire. This internalization pits individuals against each other and themselves. M. H. Abrams¹s definition of epic, in his book ³A Glossary of Literary Terms,² is used comparatively to demonstrate how Albee achieves satire. Abrams¹s first definition of epic is the closest to which ³Who¹s Afraid of Virginia
A Violent Illumination of Salvation
A Violent Illumination of Salvation
A Violent Illumination of Salvation Flannery O'Connor uses violence to return characters to reality and prepare them to accept their moment of grace. The New Encyclopedia Britannica defines grace as the spontaneous, unmerited gift of the divine or the divine influence operating in man for his regeneration and sanctification (401). At any cost, a soul must find salvation. O'Connor states, In my own stories I have found that violence is strangely capable of returning my characters to reality a
In Shakespeares Merchant of Venice the antagonist of the
In Shakespeares Merchant of Venice the antagonist of the
In Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice the antagonist of the play is Shylock. Shylock is a wealthy Jewish moneylender. Shylock is probably the most memorable character in the play because of Shakespeare’s excellent characterization of him. Shylock is the antagonist in the play because he stands in the way of love, but this does not necessarily make him the villain of the play. Shylock can be seen as both the villain of the play and as a man who is very human. The villain that we see in Shylock is
On the Deportations
On the Deportations
On the Deportations Our many Jewish friends and acquaintances are being taken away in droves. The Gestapo is treatiang them very roughly and transporting them in cattle cars to Westerbork, the big camp in Drenthe to which they're sending all the Jews....If it's that bad in Holland, what must it be like in those faraway and uncivilized places where the Germans are sending them? We assume that most of them are being murdered. The English radio says they're being gassed.--October 9, 1942 On Her
William Blakes The Chimney Sweeper offers a graphic portrayal of a par
William Blakes The Chimney Sweeper offers a graphic portrayal of a par
William Blake’s “The Chimney Sweeper” offers a graphic portrayal of a particular cultural aspect of England in the 1790s. By examining my interactions with the poem, I will attempt to analyse and contrast my own belief system against that which is presented in the text. Blake’s poem was initially very striking to me. While reading the first stanza, I was shocked and horrified by the imagery presented by the young narrator. I felt compelled to cry for the poor boy, and then became angry at his f
My ntonia has been called nostalgic and elegiac because it celebrates
My ntonia has been called nostalgic and elegiac because it celebrates
My Ántonia has been called nostalgic and elegiac because it celebrates the past. The inscription on the title page of My Ántonia is a quotation from Virgil: Optima dies... prima fugit. This sentence, meaning the best days are first to flee, helps incorporate all the elements of the novel I would like to discuss. It not only makes clear that Willa Cather will deal with memories of a glorious past, but also allows suitable basis to show how nature can change and affect a relationship. It also
Oedipus the King is widely regarded as a tragedy of fate Briefly state
Oedipus the King is widely regarded as a tragedy of fate Briefly state
Oedipus the King is widely regarded as a tragedy of fate. Briefly stated, it begins with a terrible plague that destroys the city. King Oedipus sends a messenger to the oracle at Delphi to find a cure. The answer that is received suggests to find out who the killer of King Laios was. Oedipus sends for the prophet Teiresias, who after much arguing, finally reveals that Oedipus himself is the murderer. Slowly but surely the history of Oedipus' situation begins to unravel, and it is discovered tha
February 24 1997
February 24 1997
February 24, 1997 ENLU 1000.02 Professor S. Fox The Deception in King Lear William Shakespeare's play King Lear is a play full of deceit, betrayal and meaningless promises. This becomes evident in the first few lines. We first learn of the empty words of Goneril and Regan as well as their hatred for their father, King Lear. This becomes the center of the play and also leads to the madness that the king suffers from. The first words that Goneril speaks are totally empty and are the complete oppo
Throughout Shakespeares King Lear there is a sense of renewal or as LC
Throughout Shakespeares King Lear there is a sense of renewal or as LC
Throughout Shakespeare’s King Lear, there is a sense of renewal, or as L.C. Knights puts it, “affirmation in spite of everything,” in the play. These affirmative actions are vividly seen throughout the play that is highly infused with evil, immorality and perverted values. These glimpses of hope seem to provide the reader with an underlying notion of human goodness that remains present, throughout the lurking presence of immorality and a lack of values. However, in the end it is questionable if
Over the years various persons have expressed doubt as to the authorsh
Over the years various persons have expressed doubt as to the authorsh
Over the years, various persons have expressed doubt as to the authorship of William Shakespeare. These doubts are as old as his plays. American author, Henry James once said, ³I am haunted by the conviction that the divine William is the biggest and the most successful fraud ever practiced on a patient world. (Hoffman 27) On the other hand, author Calvin Hoffman was convinced that Shakespeare was ³the author of the most magnificent English dramatic prose and poetry ever written. (Hoffman 27) B
January 21 1994 Shylock-Victim or Villain
January 21 1994 Shylock-Victim or Villain
January 21, 1994 Shylock-Victim or Villain In 1594 the Earl of Essex, an English Nobleman who lived during the Elizabethan period in England, was actively involved in the persecution and trials of Roderigo Lopez. Lopez was a Jew of Portuguese descent, who was wrongly accused of attempting to poison the Queen of England, for reasons never fully explained. Lopez, being the Queen's royal physician, was in no position to defend himself once he was accused. Essex, who provided the evidence also pres
Arthur Miller's The Crucible is clearly a representation of the true
Arthur Miller's The Crucible is clearly a representation of the true
Arthur Miller's The Crucible is clearly a representation of the true meaning of tragedy. John Proctor was, in fact, the medium, the tool, of which Miller utilized to convey a universal depiction of tragedy. A broad definition of a tragic hero is a protagonist who, through faults and flaws of his own and in the society in which he exists, falters in the grand scheme of things. This mistake leads to suffering, which ultimately leads to a self-realization. Miller, himself, has said, Tragedy, th
The Downfall of Young Goodman Brown
The Downfall of Young Goodman Brown
The Downfall of Young Goodman Brown Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story that is thick with allegory. Young Goodman Brown is a moral story which is told through the perversion of a religious leader. In Young Goodman Brown, Goodman Brown is a Puritan minister who lets his excessive pride in himself interfere with his relations with the community after he meets with the devil, and causes him to live the life of an exile in his own community. Young Goodman Brown begins w
Book Report
Book Report
Book Report THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE BY STEPHEN CRANE PUBLISHED FIRST IN 1895 CIVIL WAR ERA NONFICTION The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane is a book based on a young soldier engaging in the civil war. The psychological conflict that he faces throughout the story is both internal and external. The battles are fought in the readers face to show the young soldiers' conflict with himself, other soldiers and the battle itself. With Stephen Cranes amazing power of description the reader becomes
THE STONE ANGEL
THE STONE ANGEL
THE STONE ANGEL Anger and disappointment can be a source of many things. Hagar's anger and disappointment can be seen from her guilt and her criminal ways. Through Hagar's guilt she feels anger for what she did and disappointment for what could have been. In the first paragraph of the book when she is telling about the stone angel on her mother's grave she states, I wonder if she stands there yet, in memory of her who relinquished her feeble ghost as I gained my stubborn one…. (p. 3) Hagar's
Valencic 1
Valencic 1
Valencic 1 Trials and hearings take place frequently in our society today. In a trial, it is the job of two lawyers to persuade a jury to see a situation a certain way, regardless if it is the right way, the truthful way, or if it is even the way they themselves see it. It is then the jury's obligation, after listening to both sides of the story, to make a decision based on the evidence presented, and in most cases, the evidence is either not presented in its entirety or overwhelmingly slanted
Arts- Movies
Arts- Movies
Arts- Movies A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho has been commended for forming the archetypical basis of all horror films that followed its 1960 release. The mass appeal that Psycho has maintained for over three decades can undoubtedly be attributed to its universality. In Psycho, Hitchcock allows the audience to become a subjective character within the plot to enhance the film’s psychological effects for an audience that is forced to recognise its own ne
Since the evolution of man infants have been born with severe illnesse
Since the evolution of man infants have been born with severe illnesse
Since the evolution of man, infants have been born with severe illnesses. These infants may be able to survive due to advancing technologies, but are left with possible and probable defects. Many infants will die even though they are being treated because they are not equipped to sustain life. These circumstances have led to the debatable issue of infant euthanasia, or mercy killing, to allow these babies an end to their suffering, and die peacefully. While many people feel that euthanasia is m
The Scarlet Letter defines the relationship between the individual and
The Scarlet Letter defines the relationship between the individual and
The Scarlet Letter defines the relationship between the individual and society through Hester's alienation from Puritan Boston caused by the sin she committed, and subsequently the scarlet A she wore on her bosom. Hawthorne's Hester Prynne is a common character among Romantic writers; a rebel who refuses to conform to society's codes. However, in the novel, society is not made out as the sole evil force. While most readers would instinctively feel sympathy for Hester's nonconformist attitude, s
A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities The year is 1775, and social ills plague both France and England. Jerry Cruncher, an odd-job-man who works for Tellson's Bank, stops the Dover mail-coach with an urgent message for Jarvis Lorry. The message instructs Lorry to wait at Dover for a young woman, and Lorry responds with the cryptic words, Recalled to Life. At Dover, Lucie Manette, a young orphan whose father, a once-eminent doction whom she supposed dead, has been discovered in France, meets Loory. Lorry escorts
Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost In the poem Paradise Lost, John Milton speaks of Satan’s rebellion in Heaven and the resulted exile into hell. With his rebel angels, Satan declares all out war on God because he truly believes that it is “Better to reign in Hell than Serve in Heaven”. Since the poem was written it has been reflected upon and understood in a number of ways. Interpretations as to whether or not Satan is a true Epic Hero have been argued back and forth for the simple reason that Satan does possess th
Long Days Journey into Night
Long Days Journey into Night
Long Day’s Journey into Night, The “Tyronian” Tragedy ENG140Y Drama Essay February 10, 2003 In Eugene O’Neill’s agonizingly autobiographical play Long Day’s Journey into Night, readers are introduced a dismal family situation. Drugs, death, illness and failure lace each conversation, and regret flows almost as unreservedly as the alcohol. In such a tragedy, one would expect to have a clear idea of with whom the blame lies. In this piece of drama, however, there is a distinct inability to do so.
The American Modernist Movement
The American Modernist Movement
The American Modernist Movement Ernest Hemingway, John Stienbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald…The American Modernist movement has generated some of the most famous authors to date. Flannery O’Connor may not have reached the fame of her modern counterparts, but that does not mean her work is of any less value. O’Connor wrote independent of the movement, with an original and controversial flair that others could not achieve. Her philosophies and convictions encompassed an entirely different world, where t
Our Day Out
Our Day Out
Our Day Out With Whom Does Willy Russell Intend the Audience to Sympathize, Mrs. Kay, Mr. Briggs or Carol? The play 'Our Day Out' was written by Willy Russell in the late 70's it is set in Liverpool which is an economically depressed, treeless slum inhabited by people. At this time Liverpool is covered in a blanket of unemployment for many reasons such as a decrease in the industrial revenue which led to many factories closing down because Japan could make the same products that Liverpool were p
Defining Patriotism
Defining Patriotism
Defining Patriotism Since the terrifying events of September 11, 2001 most Americans consider themselves patriotic or “patriots”. However, it is awful opportune for people all of a abruptly consider themselves patriotic. Are they patriotic because they sympathize for thousands of lives taken on September 11th ? Do they consider themselves patriots because they have a flag on the back of their car ? Maybe they believe they are true patriots because they simply love the “amber waves of grain” and
Hitler
Hitler
Hitler Many of the worlds’ most tyrannical leaders and dictators experienced childhood traumas; many of these catastrophic traumas affected their decisions throughout their lives. People wonder why Adolph Hitler did the appalling things he did. Many believe that it primarily resulted from his violent upbringing. However, it is more likely that it was a combination of a variety of factors, and not just one that contributed to Hitler’s actions. These factors include the combination of his genetics
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 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
Analysing The Relationship Between John And Elizabeth Proctor
Analysing The Relationship Between John And Elizabeth Proctor
Analysing The Relationship Between John And Elizabeth Proctor. Some Puritans remained in England, determined to continue the struggle to reform the Church of England rather than abandon it. In losing the Puritans felt that they had lost their chief method of restraining arbitrary royal power. They appointed anti-Puritan churchmen who became bishops of London. They appeared to be favouring the reintroduction of “Romish” practices in worship and belief. And 1000 followers in 11 ships crossed Ameri
A Tales of Two Cities
A Tales of Two Cities
A Tales of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities is a riveting novel that gives deep insight into the personal beliefs and life experiences of the author, Charles Dickens. Through this literary work, Dickens conveys his opinions about revolutions and their advocates. Also explored are the effects of prisons and imprisonment his life. In his British masterpiece A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens utilizes symbolism to develop themes of resurrection, sacrifice, and imprisonment. Even though written fo
A Tales of Two Cities
A Tales of Two Cities
A Tales of Two Cities Summary A tale of two cities is a masterpiece of Charles Dickens. The story happens in 1775 , and Lucie Manette, reunited with her father, a once-eminent doctor whom she supposed dead, has been discovered in France. Driven mad by eighteen years in the Bastille, Manette spends all of his time making shoes, a hobby he learned while in prison. And Lucie ,with her love and devotion, recalls her father to life. The year is now 1780. On the court, Sydney Carton saves Charles Darn
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone The Greek audience would have been familiar with the story told in Antigone and with the background of the characters. An understanding of Antigone's family and her father's fate helps to put the events of the play in context. Antigone is of the Labdacids, a great but star-crossed family. Her father was Oedipus. Oedipus was born of Laius and Jocasta, the rulers of Thebes, but his parents were warned in prophecy that the boy would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother. A herd
The Separation Between Sexes
The Separation Between Sexes
The Separation Between Sexes Since the time when Eve set herself apart from Adam by consuming the forbidden fruit, there always has been vast differences in the way men and women conduct themselves. These differences are very common among sexes, and are also easy to distinguish. For instance, more women tend to cry in sad movies than men do. This is because women are more emotional than men and can often express their feelings easier. But probably the most popular difference between men and wome
Beautiful Blueberries
Beautiful Blueberries
Beautiful Blueberries Christopher McCandless' last journal entry before dying of starvation in the Alaska bush was simply the words Beautiful Blueberries. Over the previous two years he bought a secondhand canoe on impulse and paddled to Mexico. Then he lived on the streets of Los Angeles with vagrants, camped in the Arizona dessert with hippies, tramped through almost every western state, occasionally holding odd jobs. He also lived completely off the land in the Alaskan backcountry. McCandless
The True Sinners
The True Sinners
The True Sinners The main characters, Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, Roger Chillingworth, and the Puritan society represented by the townspeople, all sinned. The story is a study of the effects of sin on the hearts and minds of Hester, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth. Sin strengthens Hester, humanizes Dimmesdale, and turns Chillingworth into the villain. Hester Prynne�s sin was adultery. This sin was regarded very seriously by the Puritans, and was often punished by death. Hester�s punishme
In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood CAPOTE�S MOTIVES AND STYLES IN IN COLD BLOOD Many writers traditionally use their imagination to fabricate an interesting yet fictional story. Only their creativity and vision limit their writing. They can afford to neglect minor details because they do not base their stories on factual information. There existed a period when this was the only practiced style when writing a novel. However, Truman Capote pioneered the �nonfiction novel�, as he called it, when he undertook the
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 American Heritage Dictionary defines capital punishment as the pe
The American Heritage Dictionary defines capital punishment as the pe
The American Heritage Dictionary defines capital punishment as the penalty of death for the commission of crime. The death sentence has been applied since ancient times as punishment for crimes ranging from petty theft to murder. In 1976, U.S. states began creating a bifurcated trial procedure that would legally allow imposing the sentence of death. The states did so in response to the 1972 (Furman vs. Georgia) Supreme court decision which ruled that death penalty statutes were too vague and a
Shakespearean Tragedy
Shakespearean Tragedy
Shakespearean Tragedy The Shakespearean tragedy has a predictable pattern: It centers around the life of a hero, who is always someone of great standing, someone exceptional and unusual. There is a reverse of fortune and the hero falls from the position of man who has everything to a man who has less than nothing. The hero is always portrayed in the hyperbole and everything is in a grand scale. When he sacrifices he sacrifices everything and his reach always exceeds his grasp. This exaggeration
In this book they tell you about a man called Edmond Dantes He was put
In this book they tell you about a man called Edmond Dantes He was put
In this book they tell you about a man called Edmond Dantes. He was put in prison for delivering a letter from his dead Captain. While in prison he met a man called Farid who told him a story of some treasure and where it was hidden. When his friend Farid died, they put his body in a bag. Dantes took the body out of the bag and put it in his bed. Then he took the place of the dead man. That night two men came and took the body to the grave that was the sea. They threw the body in the sea and Da
Jury system is a trial system that twelve citizens decide whether defe
Jury system is a trial system that twelve citizens decide whether defe
Jury system is a trial system that twelve citizens decide whether defendants are guilty or not. The verdict is unanimous. The jurors are all laypersons , as far as law is concerned. There is a reason for unanimous verdict. If one jury is against the verdict,it is regarded as being room for doubt. Advantages of jury system are direct participation of American people, conventional judgement by people, fair stage of investigation, resistance against polictics' and judical plot, and making of democ
Name
Name
Name: Course/Sec.: Instructor: Assignment: POETRY ESSAY: Due on Nov. 5 In Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem, “Mr. Flood’s Party,” Eben Flood is dealing with some hard times. It is the stage in life where time is catching up to the elder. When friends are passing on and daily routines don’t seem as simple. Getting old is something that is natural, however in Mr. Flood’s Party” it shows how Eben Flood refuses to let time get the best of him. He uses unique ways to deal with the loss of friends and
Incident at Vichy
Incident at Vichy
Incident at Vichy I think Arthur Miller is an interesting writer. He is well versed in the Holocaust. He wrote “Incident at Vichy” which takes place in France in 1942, it has been a very important play that has well written scripts. In 1915 Arthur Miller was born in New York City. He studied at the University of Michigan. He wrote many successful plays, such as; Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A Memory of Two Mondays, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, and the Price. These were all written b
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur Every so often in cinema history there is a movie which supersedes all those before it. Only a select few films actually advance the quality of the overall cinematic world. Ben-Hur is a movie which dared to do so. Near the end of 1959 this film crashed on to the entire world. The budget and subsequent special effects of Ben-Hur made it a movie which can, and continues to, stand the test of time. MGM films dumped an unprecedented $15,000,000 into the production of this epic tale. (Bene
Shakespeares Preamble of Katherine and Bianca
Shakespeares Preamble of Katherine and Bianca
Shakespeare’s Preamble of Katherine and Bianca The Taming of the Shrew brings out the comedic side of Shakespeare where irony and puns carry the play throughout. In my paper, I will concentrate on one the irony’s of the play, the introduction of the two sisters. These two sisters begin off with the elder, Katherine, viewed as a shrew, and Bianca as the angelic younger of the two. However, as the play proceeds, we begin to see the true sides of the two sisters and their roles totally turn around
JAZZ
JAZZ
JAZZ The novel Jazz by Toni Morrison is an extremely well written account of black life during the mid 1850's to the late 1920's. Morrison manipulates the three main character's personas while analyzing their lives to show the effect that a person's history has on their present day life. The most interesting thing I found concerning this novel has the way in which Toni Morrison was able to present you with a first impression of the characters, then proceed through history, to give you a new con