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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...

Romeo Juliet
Romeo & Juliet Study Guide CHARACTERS 1. Stage Manager-When the play is read aloud, and the actors remain seated the stage manager reads the play directions. These are the words in italics that describe whats happening on stage. Capulets 2. Lord Capulet 3. Lady Capulet-his wife 4. Juliet-their daughter 5. Tybalt-Juliets Cousin 6. Sampson 7. Gregory Montagues 8. Lord Montague 9. Lady Montague-his wife 10. Romeo-their son 11. Benvolio 12. Mercutio 13. Abraham Other 14. Nurse-Juliets Nurse 15. ...

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 Steinbecks 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 wouldnt be enough for Steinbeck to simply wr...

In the following critical essay one aspect of William Shakespeare's Ma
In the following critical essay, one aspect of William Shakespeare's Macbeth will be explored and be explained. This aspect is that of the three Weird Sisters. These three secret, black, and midnight hags (Mac. IV.i 47), hardly distinguishable as humans, serve a huge dramatic function in the play. Closely looking at Macbeth, one can distinguish the many functions that they serve in the play. The role of the three Weird Sisters in the play Macbeth is to generate imagery, mood, and atmosphere a...

The Tempest An Imperialist Heaven or Hell
The Tempest. An Imperialist Heaven or Hell? Shakespeare lived and wrote in the Elizabethan age, a time when his society was branching out and making itself known throughout the world by colonizing other cultures. Great Britain was reaching for new heights of power. In the play Shakespeare questions the value of this new concept of British imperialism. The Tempest is called Shakespeares American play, because he calls into question Englands right to colonize other nations, much as American col...

Krunal Patel
Krunal Patel ENGOAO Mr. Fraser February 9, 1997 OAC Writing Assignment #1 - Use of Contrasts in Act I of The Tempest William Shakespeare used many different writing devices when he wrote his plays. In Act I of The Tempest, the use of contrasts between characters, setting, and ideas were often used to develop the story, and more importantly, the messages that Shakespeare wished to portray by the play. One good example was how some characters in the first act had their counterparts. Ariel had Cal...

The Use of Suspense in Julius Caesar
The Use of Suspense in Julius Caesar Suspense can be defined as the uncertainties the reader feels about what will happen next in a story, or in this case, a play. William Shakespeare incorporated in Julius Caesar three very suspenseful events on which the whole play depends. The first suspenseful event of this play occurs when the conspirators join and discuss their reasons for assassination. Cassius feels that he is equal to Caesar, if not even better that him. Shakespeare builds suspense by ...

Shakespeare Tragedy Class 101
Shakespeare: Tragedy Class 101 If you were to walk out onto a street and get hit by a car, people might think this is a tragedy, referring to the common usage of the word as meaning anything bad that happens to a person or society. But in the days of Shakespeare, the word tragedy had on more significant meanings; it meant a drama having a disastrous or fatal ending brought about by the characters inevitable and uncontrollable fate or conflicts within himself, or with his fellowmen (Tragedy 3...

The story of The Metamorphosis is one that is very subtle and very del
The story of The Metamorphosis is one that is very subtle and very delicate. Kafka wrote in a fashion that would allow a reader to interpret the story in a way that may be different each time it is read. From the beginning, we see that a young, hard working, man, Gregor, has turned into a bug, and as the story continues, one can see that he was much more than an insect. What else could he be? Even after his death, it is obvious that Gregor was there for a cause. His family depended on him for t...

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...

Hardo Baker
Hardo Baker HCOM 197 Independent Studies Journal (Woman Hollering Creek and other stories) (By Sandra Cisneros) Chapter One Section One My Friend Lucy Upon opening the book and reading the first paragraph I noticed a strangeness in the writing. I said to myself that these are run-on sentences. I had to go back and read the first paragraph all over because it did not make sense to me at first. As I read on, I thought to myself that either this individual is illiterate or she wrote in this style ...

Symbolism in The Glass Menagerie
Symbolism in The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie uses an extensive pattern of symbolism that describes the characters of Tom,Amanda,Laura and Jim.Glass,light,color and music constitute the substance of the dominant symbols and motifs,serving to reveal deeper aspects of characters and underlying themes of the play.Tennessee Williams wrote the play so that each character had a special symbol which resembled their personality.But he didn't only give the characters of the play a a resembling sy...

Colors in Symbolism
Colors in Symbolism Colors can symbolize many different things. Artists use colors in their paintings when they want you to see what they are trying to express. Like if an artist is trying to express sorrow or death he often uses blacks blues, and grays basically he uses dreary colors. You automatically feel what the artist is trying to express. When the artist uses bright colors you feel warm and you feel happiness. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald is like an artist. He uses ...

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: A Reaction, Assessment of Literary Value, Biography of the Author, and Literary Critism Tennessee Williams's play A Streetcar Named Desire contains more within it's characters, situations, and story than appears on its surface. As in many of Williams's plays, there is much use of symbolism and interesting characters in order to draw in and involve the audience. The plot of A Streetcar Named Desire alone does not captivate the audience. It is William...

Pesaresi 1 Julia Pesaresi
Pesaresi 1 Julia Pesaresi Burns 3rd Period Pre-Ap English 20 February 96 Solitude and Isolation: Three of Hawthorne's works Solitude and isolation are immense, powerful, and overcoming feelings. They possess the ability to destroy a person's life by overwhelming it with gloom and darkness. Isolate is defined: to place or keep by itself, separate from others (Webster 381). Solitude is the state of being alone (Webster 655). Nathaniel Hawthorne uses these themes of solitude and isolation for th...

Timothy P Hart
Timothy P. Hart Professor Lukacher ENGL 403 March 7, 1989 The Beast of James In the case of Henry James there should not be much dispute about the exactness and completeness of the representation; no man ever strove more studiously or on the whole more successfully to reproduce the shape and color and movement of his sthetic experience. These are the remarks of Stuart P. Sherman from his article entitled The Aesthetic Idealism of Henry James, from The Nation, p. 397, April 5, 1917. Now, so...

The Bells
The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe The Bells is one of Poe's famous poems, in which Poe tries to make the bells sound real. He tries to make the sounds by using words instead of sound, which is really annoying when you read it, because he repeats things so often in the poem. He uses words like shrieking and twinkling. In every stanza he talks about different bells, and what noises they make, and for what occasion they are for. In the first stanza he talks about sleigh bells and Christmas bells. In ...

An Essay for Humanities Courses
An Essay for Humanities Courses The Bible PART A MARK'S THEOLOGY REFLECTED IN WRITING Mark and the other evangelists used basically five ways to change, edit or enhance Jesus' sayings to reflect their own views of Christianity. According to the Five Gospels Book, plagiarism and changing of writing was not a crime, but actually very common Mark's time. Besides, Mark never knew Jesus first-hand, he somehow had to make a 'story' from basically Hearsay! Mark groups different parables and sayings of...

The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo by: Alexandre Dumas The Story of Edmond Dants, the Sailor, who Becomes the Rich & Powerful Count of Monte Cristo and Takes Revenge on all his Enemies. Chesky Hoffman June 17, 1996 Dr. Goodale In this essay I will show how Edmond Dants punishes his four enemies with relation to their specific ambitions. Edmond is sent to jail due to his enemies' jealousy. After he escapes he becomes rich and powerful and gets back at them. Before I relate to you how Dants gets back a...

The Crucible Characters
The Crucible: Characters Chetan Patel The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller that was first produced in 1953, is based on the true story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Miller wrote the play to parallel the situations in the mid-twentieth century of Alger Hiss, Owen Latimore, Julius and Ethel Rosenburg, and Senator McCarthy, if only suggestively. (Warshow 116) Some characters in the play have specific agendas carried out by their accusations, and the fact that the play is based on historical ...

Exhausted Kendra leaned back against the tree The quiet of the night s
Exhausted, Kendra leaned back against the tree. The quiet of the night surrounded her, and in the distance she could see a small orange glow here and there of fires set by those who had been forced to leave their homes and set up camp in this park. She closed her eyes, rested her arms on her knees, and put her head down on her arms, cushioned by the sweatshirt she wore. The sweatshirt smelled of fresh air and smoke. She pulled the sleeves down over her cold hands. She sat like that for a while,...

There's a divinity that shapes our ends rough hew them how we will T
There's a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will. These words from Hamlet are echoed, even more pessimistically, in Shakespeare's later play, The Tragedy of King Lear where Gloucester says: Like flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport. In Lear, the characters are subjected to the various tragedies of life over and over again. An abundance of cyclic imagery in Lear shows that good people are abused and wronged regardless of their own noble de...

The Flying Men
The Flying Men Who knows when a human first dreamed of flying like a bird . It is important to recognize flying, its effect on people and their communication has changed because of flight. I believe that the invention of airplanes just enhanced the way people communicate and how they relate. Literature as a form of communication, was one of the many things that was only improved by the invention of the airplane, because of several reasons. Who invented the airplane? Orville Wright (1871 - 1948)...

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a story of morals and American idealism, this being a major theme of the book, which is corrupted by using materials as its means. Nick, the narrator as well as one of the main characters of The Great Gatsby, has moved to the East coast from the West to learn the bond business. He rents a mid-sized bungalow on West Egg, where most of the other residents have adopted their wealth, which just happens to be next to the palace-like house o...

The Gruesomeness of World War I
The Gruesomeness of World War I poetry explication(rewrite) 1222 words Greater Love is a poem about the painful memories experienced by Wilfred Owen in World War I. These memories seem to overshadow the memories he has for his love. All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel whcich is also about World War I. The description of the war is similar in both works. Experiencing the terrors of war changed the outlook Owen has on life, and this poem describes his new outlook. The theme of Greater Lo...

Book Report The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Book Report: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston In October of l989, Macaque monkeys, housed at the Reston Primate Quarantine Unit in Reston, Virginia, began dying from a mysterious disease at an alarming rate. The monkeys, imported from the Philippines, were to be sold as laboratory animals. Twenty-nine of a shipment of one hundred died within a month. Dan Dalgard, the veterinarian who cared for the monkeys, feared they were dying from Simian Hemorrhagic Fever, a disease lethal to monkeys but harm...

In the novel The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison written in 1952 a youn
In the novel, The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, written in 1952, a young black man's struggle to find an identity in a harsh and very manipulative society is exemplified. The narrator's experience and struggles are often expressed through the memory of his grandfather's words, the people he has come in contact with, and the places ha has been. During the course of his life, he has learned many valuable lessons, both about society and himself. This is demonstrated by elements of the plot, cha...

The Works and Life of Charles Dickens
The Works and Life of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was a very well known and loved author for his time. Though his stories contained complex language and include many adult points and key ideas. Most of his works assume the view of a young person growing up. His novels contain many key insights which can only be fully appreciated by those who have already grown up, or those who are in the process of growth. In his enormous body of works, Dickens combined masterly storytelling, humor, pathos...

The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and gr
The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and great tragedies. The biggest tragedy that he faced had to be the fire bombing of Dresden in World War II. This is the topic of his book Slaughterhouse-Five. The book talks about one of Vonnegut's friends who slips in and out of reality, having flashbacks of the experience at Dresden. Kurt Vonnegut was born in November of 1922 in Indianapolis. This is where he eventually met and married Jane Cox. Vonnegut's life has been a strug...

JD Salinger's Personal Life
J.D. Salinger's Personal Life Lots of people have asked me for the goodies on JDS' personal life. Frankly, I don't understand why. Because so many have asked, and keep asking, I thought I'd put down my reasons. Remember, though, that this isn't a monarchy. It's not even a democracy. It's just my opinion. Please feel free to disagree. My main reason to respect Salinger's privacy is just that, respect. He has asked very loudly for us to leave him alone, and who can blame him? If you were in his...

Cheryl Bowman
Cheryl Bowman Mrs. Bembas 2nd. Period English 6 May 1996 The Life of the Great William Shakespeare There are many authors that are widely read. However, none are more universally read and studied than the great William Shakespeare of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. His plays and poems have moved millions of people, unofficially giving him the well-deserved title of the greatest of all dramatists. Shakespeare is the basis for excellence in literacy and theatrical performances. Although o...

In Geoffrey Chaucers The Canterbury Tales the author wrote about an
In Geoffrey Chaucers The Canterbury Tales, the author wrote about an imaginary pilgrimage on April 11, 1387 to Canterbury Cathedral to visit the tomb of Saint Thomas A. Beckett. He also wrote about a dishonest monk. The Monk was a man who looked as though he enjoyed the good life. He was fat, and obviously enjoyed good food as well as fine clothes. He wore a fur cloak adorned with fancy decorations, and other expensive apparel. It was required that a man go to school to become a monk, and the ...

The Healing Process
The Healing Process This is a brief psychological overview of the healing process. The image of healing is best described by Gloria Vanderbilt in A Mother's Story when she talks of breaking the invisible unbreakable glass bubble which enclosed her that kept her always anticipating loss with echoes of all past losses. She wrote, for example (Page 3),Some of us are born with a sense of loss there from the beginning, and it pervades us throughout our lives. Loss, as defined, as deprivation, can...

William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential En
William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential English romantic poets. In the preface of his book, Lyrical Ballads, published in 1798, Wordsworth declared that poetry should contain language really used by men. This idea, and many of his others, challenged the old eighteenth-cuntury idea of formal poetry and, therefore, he changed the course of modern poetry (Wordsworth, William DISCovering). Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, England, to John, a prominent aristocrat, and ...

A major preoccupation with contemporary South American novelists as se
A major preoccupation with contemporary South American novelists, as seen with Gabriel Marquezs 100 years of solitude and Isabelle Allendes The house of the spirits, is the traditional and long lasting conflict between the Liberals and the conservatives. Although a common preoccupation with Marquez, Allende, and various other Latin American novelists the manner in which this preoccupation is expressed varies considerably depending on the author. In 100 years of solitude, Marquez looks t...

Titanic
Titanic The titanic, a wonderful, beautiful, big unsinkable way to America. A story of triumph and tradgedy. On April 10, 1912 the miraculous boat was ready to sail. it was owned by the White Star Line and was built at Harland and Wolff Shipbuilding company. The Titanic was 882 ft. long and weighed 45,000 tons. It could hold 3200 passengers, but it only had enough life boats for abuot 1200 people. That did not matter because even God could not sink this ship. The price for a ticket varried grea...

Koch 1
Koch 1 Jason Koch 1302 A Schonberg November 15, 1995 The Tragedy of One Man Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman can be seen as an eulogy of a dreamer, which depicts one man's tragic life and death as he tries to bring his family into grace. Miller does, however, also uses this play to express underlying themes and ideas. Reading Death of a Salesman from the starting point of a Marxist results in the perception that miller uses his play as a means to demonstrate the effects of a changing capital...

The writing styles of 2 prominent british science fiction authors
The writing styles of 2 prominent british science fiction authors Science fiction is one of the more secluded parade grounds where private fantasy and public event meet. They call it entertainment. (Aldiss Billion 1) This quote is interpreted to mean that, in the genre of science fiction there is a fusion of fantasy and reality. It is this combination of two opposites that produces the novel categorized today as science fiction. There is one aspect of science fiction that separates it from an...

There is an epidemic in our country and it is growing stronger daily S
There is an epidemic in our country, and it is growing stronger daily. Someone is not being allowed to live her/ his life to the fullest degree because of this disease. Its traits can be found in every city, town, and state across the country. No, this epidemic is not AIDS or cancer: however, if left alone, its long term effects can be just as detrimental. The name of the epidemic is censorship, and last year, the number of censorship cases in the school systems across America reached a new hig...

Thomas More A Man For All Seasons
Thomas More: A Man For All Seasons In A Man For All Seasons, Thomas More was found guilty of treason because he refused to support King Henry VIII's decision to divorce his wife, Catherine of Aragon. The King sought this divorce because he wanted to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyne. King Henry contended he was entitled to the divorce because Catherine had been married to Arthur, Henry's older brother. Upon Arthur's death, Catherine was betrothed to Henry. Although King Henry had received prior ...

Despite the three Pulitzer prizes awarded him Thornton Wilder may very
Despite the three Pulitzer prizes awarded him, Thornton Wilder may very well [have turned] out to be one of the few enduring writers of our time...There have been countless other authors who in his day have been far more discussed. That was inevitable for a man who has neither hastened to follow nor troubled to oppose the current mode, who has gone his own way, and who has clearly never sought the popularity which has periodically been his (Unger 355). The key to his significance is his extra...

Three Aspects of Destructive Relationships in Wuthering Heights
Three Aspects of Destructive Relationships in Wuthering Heights Many people in the world are trying to find a perfect companion. Some of these may marry and not know what their new husband or wife is like. This kind of situation often leads to separation or hostility. Other situations may develop between two friends that stem from jealousy, desire for revenge, uncaring parents, etc. Emily Bronts Wuthering Heights displays several characteristics of destructive relationships. Three of these ar...

Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy His Life, His Style, His Books by Adam Salvo English 11, Period 5 Mrs. Bruno March 14, 1996 Vampire, Vampire! The CIC talker said aboard Ticonderoga. We have numerous incoming missiles. Weapons free.1 Tom Clancy, the best modern fiction writer, and probably, one of the all time best. Above was an excerpt from his second number one bestseller, Red Storm Rising. Tom Clancy is a civilian genius that knows more about top-secret weapons systems than the men who designed them. This mak...

Tools of the Trade
Tools of the Trade Geoffrey Chaucer was a author of the 12th century. Chaucer is known as the father of English poetry. He wrote Canterbury Tales which is a collection of narrative short stories written in verse. The Pardoners Tale is among the more popular of these varied tales. It is told by a pardoner who uses the story to preach against those who are blastfamous and gluttonous. In an odd twist, after he tells the story he trys to sell others counterfiet relics. In this short story about gr...

Total Quality Management
Total Quality Management Total Quality Management(TQM) is an organisational process that actively involves every function and every employee in satisfying customers needs, both internal and external. TQM works by continuously improving all aspect of work through structured control, improvement and planning activities that are carried out in concern with guiding ideology that focuses on Quality and Customer Satisfaction as the top priorities. There has been many arguments that TQM succeeds only ...

February 28 1996
February 28, 1996 E2-10 Vacation Project On His Having Arrived at the Age of Twenty-Three To Help You Understand 2. In the first eight lines the poet, John Milton, is talking about his character and how on the inside he still feels like a child. The character still wants to enjoy life as a kid and go around and have fun. He feels that he did not get enough time to enjoy his childhood and he plunged way too fast into manhood. John Milton also describes the phisical details of his character. He t...

Gibson 1
Gibson 1 Khristy Gibson Mrs. B. Williams Advanced English IV 2 February 1997 How Literature was Affected in the Victorian Age The Year 1837 was very significant. It was not only the year that Queen Victoria acceded the throne, but also the year that a new literary age was coined. The Victorian Age, more formally known, was a time of great prosperity in Great Britains literature(Keach 608). The Victorian Age produced a variety of changes. Political and social reform produced a variety of readin...

Not So Hidden Agendas Wilfred Owen and His Early Editors
Not So Hidden Agendas: Wilfred Owen and His Early Editors Wilfred Owen is considered by many to be perhaps the best war poet in English, if not world, literature. Yet, at the time of his death on November 4, 1918, only five of his poems had been published. Thus, due to his premature death, it is clear that Wilfred Owen was not responsible for the development of his own reputation. Instead, it was through the efforts of his editors that Wilfred Owen and his poetry were not forgotten on the blood...

WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS A POET ON A MISSION
WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS: A POET ON A MISSION by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS: A POET ON A MISSION Among the poets of his own illustrious generation, William Carlos Williams was the man on the margin, the incorrigible maverick, the embattled messiah. (Unger 402) Throughout his career, Williams has always been known as an experimenter, an innovator, and a revolutionary figure in American poetry. He is regarded as an important and influential poet because of his unique and unusually plain style. Livi...

First Westward Movement could of led to American Civil War because of
First, Westward Movement could of led to American Civil War because of the Louisiana Purchase, Wilmont Proviso, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Popular Sovereignity, Compromise of 1850, Missouri Compromise, Bleeding Kansas, California Gold Rush, Manifest Destiny, and the Mistreatment of Native Americans. The Louisiana Purchase was done by President Jefferson because he wanted to doubled the size of the United States and to get control of New Orleans. Wilmont Proviso was to ban slaves from terr...