As A Coward

HEROES, IMAGINATION OR EXISTENCE?
HEROES, IMAGINATION OR EXISTENCE?
HEROES, IMAGINATION OR EXISTENCE? Heroes are a product of a societyís perception of someone to be praised and adored. The definition of a hero is dependent on that societyís beliefs, laws and taboos. There are heroes for all ages, and for both men and women. Heroes have had changing roles since man wrote his story, and all have been the embodiment of each society, each civilizationís ideals. The 1990\'s child sick with visions of hoop dreams, is largely affected by basketball superstar, Michael
Chapter 1
Chapter 1
Chapter 1 The Prison Door Summary: This chapter is about the town and the prison that lay upon the soil. The black flower represents the prison. It also talks about the criminal and how nature takes pity on him. A woman named Anne Hutchson is put into Jail, I think. 1. This is one of the most boring and hard to read chapters I ever read in my life. Chapter 2 The Market Place Summary: This chapter is about when Hester comes out and all the good wives ridicule her. She has a baby in her arms and a
Heart Of The Wood
Heart Of The Wood
Heart Of The Wood The mole reached his porch by late afternoon. The door was neatly built into the hollow of an old tree, with double steps fitted into the thick roots, upon which new fallen leaves lay in all shades of green. He swept them away with his foot and turned the key. The entrance hall was round and wide, rising twenty feet to a second hollow. Warm sunlight shone through this window, dusky rays of soft gold. For a moment he saw her there, gliding in, downy wings of purest white. He sig
A Comical Review of Blithe Spirit
A Comical Review of Blithe Spirit
A Comical Review of Blithe Spirit Blithe Spirit written by Noel Coward was first published in 1941. Noel Coward was known for his sophisticated comedies of modern life (Seymour, Smith 261). It is sophisticated yet hilarious to the readers. Seymour and Smith stated that Cowardís plays, are within their admittedly-but unashamedly-extremely narrow limits, accurate truthful, cynical and funny(261). It is one of the greatest farces ever written. Blithe Spirit is the story of Charles Condomine who l
Comparative Essay #2
Comparative Essay #2
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The Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants
The Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants
The Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants Ernest Hemingway is an incredible writer, known for what he leaves out of stories not for what he tells. His main emphasis in Hills Like White Elephants seems to be symbolism. Symbolism is the art or practice of using symbols, especially by investing things with a symbolic meaning or by expressing the invisible or intangible by means of visible or sensuous representations (WWWebster Dictionary). He uses this technique to emphasize the importance of ide
The soliloquies spoken by Hamlet were directed to
The soliloquies spoken by Hamlet were directed to
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One theme present in Ernest Hemingway's short stor
One theme present in Ernest Hemingway's short stor
One theme present in Ernest Hemingway\'s short story, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, is that the way a person views his life can change completely in one fulfilling moment, if only for an instant. This is a story of a man\'s continuous display of cowardice, his wife\'s retaliatory love affair, and his recovery of integrity and pride as he bravely faces a charging buffalo. Francis Macomber is a prominent American businessman with a beautiful, dominating wife who holds the control and p
Dimmesdale is a self-confessed coward and hypocrit
Dimmesdale is a self-confessed coward and hypocrit
Dimmesdale is a self-confessed coward and hypocrite. He knows what he has to do to still the voice of his conscience and make his peace with God. throughout the entire story his confession remains an obstacle. While Hester is a relatively constant character, Dimmesdale is incredibly dynamic. From his fall with Hester, he moves in steps toward his public hint of sinning at the end of the novel. He tries to unburden himself of his sin by revealing it to his congregation, but somehow can never quit
In Chaucerís day women were thought of in lesser r
In Chaucerís day women were thought of in lesser r
In Chaucerís day women were thought of in lesser regard than men. Their positions in the community were less noble and often displeasing. The Canterbury Tales, written by Chaucer, is about a pilgrimage to Canterbury. Along with the narrator (Chaucer), there are 29 other Canterbury pilgrims. Not surprisingly, only three of them are women: the Prioress, the associate of the Prioress, and the Wife of Bath. Each traveler is to tell two tales to make the journey to Canterbury and back more enjoyable.
Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale: A Study of Rebellion
Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale: A Study of Rebellion
Atwood\'s The Handmaid\'s Tale: A Study of Rebellion Rebels defy the rules of society, risking everything to retain their humanity. If the world Atwood depicts is chilling, if \'God is losing,\' the only hope for optimism is a vision that includes the inevitability of human struggle against the prevailing order. -Joyce Johnson- Margaret Atwood\'s The Handmaid\'s Tale analyzes human nature by presenting an internal conflict in Offred: acceptance of current social trends (victim mentality) -vs- re
Red Badge of Courage
Red Badge of Courage
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The Pamphleteers Protestant Champion: Viewing Oliv
The Pamphleteers Protestant Champion: Viewing Oliv
The Pamphleteers Protestant Champion: Viewing Oliver Cromwell Through the Media of his Day The years between 1640 and 1660 witnessed in England a greater outpouring of printed material than the country had seen since the first printing press had begun operating in the 1470s.1 The breakdown of government and Church censorship in the early 1640s was almost total until the mid-1650s when Oliver Cromwell as Lord Protector reimposed some controls. Not until the return of the Stuarts and their royal c
The author argues that the Spanish were completely
The author argues that the Spanish were completely
The author argues that the Spanish were completely at fault for the total destruction of the Aztec Empire. In Broken spears, the author explains how many factors other than Spanish power contributed to the downfall of the Aztecs. Not only did the Spanish have many advantages over the Aztecs, but also they also exploited them and took advantage of the cultural difference. The main key aspects to the Spanish victory, is that the Spanish were viewed as gods at first because of their appearance, the
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt could be considered the best president of the United States because of his efforts made in 1904 to 1909 during his full term of being president. Not only did he help the country while president, but he also was a commander of the first U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment in the Spanish-American War, the youngest member of the New York assemble at the age of 23, the president of New York City Police Board from 1895- 1897, assistant secretary of the Navy, governor
Hate Language in Rap Music
Hate Language in Rap Music
Hate Language in Rap Music In a recent survey of Americans, 75% reported believing that exposure to violence in popular music, television shows, and movies, inspires young people to act aggressively (Lacayo, 1995; Smith et al., 2000). The consumption of media containing heterosexist and homophobic languages, by young adults and children, harbors aggression and sexual confusion. Jung and Smith (1993) define heterosexism as, a reasoned system of bias about human sexual orientation...rooted in a l
The play Julius Caesar is an eclectic mix of wise
The play Julius Caesar is an eclectic mix of wise
The play Julius Caesar is an eclectic mix of wise and ignorant, cunning and naÔve, heroes and cowards. The pageantry set forth in the play exemplifies the formality of everyday Roman life and the gravity of the official duties. Each main character in Julius Caesar has a positive quality that embraces the reader and a negative quality that leads to their tragic downfall. Although the characters possess more than two qualities, their strongest, most aggressive points shine through. At the end of t
From the very opening of the play when Richard III
From the very opening of the play when Richard III
From the very opening of the play when Richard III enters solus, the protagonist\'s isolation is made clear. Richard\'s isolation progresses as he separates himself from the other characters and breaks the natural bonds between Man and nature through his efforts to gain power. The first scene of the play begins with a soliloquy, which emphasizes Richard\'s physical isolation as he appears alone as he speaks to the audience. This idea of physical isolation is heightened by his references to his d
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar In the play of Julius Caesar, we see a brief picture of Roman life during the time of the First Triumvirate. In this snap shot, we see many unfortunate things. Shakespeare gives us the idea that many people try to circumvent what the future holds, such as unfortunate things, by being superstitious. Superstition seems to play a role in the basic daily life of most Roman citizens. For instance, the setting of the first scene is based upon superstition, the Feast of Lupercal. This fea
The struggle for power and control in Shakespear&#
The struggle for power and control in Shakespear&#
The struggle for power and control in Shakespears Macbeth is evident from the beginning as Macbeth strives to be crowned by chance and Lady Macbeth prefers a slightly quicker more violent approach. Macbeth begins the play with no power but with a small amount of the control, hence Lady Macbeth had the power and most of the control. As they silently battle for control over their household and their future Macbeth kills in order for them to advance in social standing. It was Lady Macbeths desire
Macbeth Characters : Acts I and II
Macbeth Characters : Acts I and II
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Dawn by Elie Wiesel
Dawn by Elie Wiesel
Dawn by Elie Wiesel The book I read for my book review was Dawn, bye Elie Wiesel. This story represents the post WWII struggle of the Israeli freedom fighters Ė one young man in particular, who has found himself on the other side of the gun. Wiesel himself severed his time in the death camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald during the War, and had previously written Night, the memoirs of his experiences. The purpose of this book, in my mind, was to express the inner most thoughts and the anguish of E
A Battle for Adulthood
A Battle for Adulthood
A Battle for Adulthood Throughout the novel The Red Badge of Courage, written by Stephen Crane, a theme is portrayed within a battle that takes place during the Civil War. It is that each person must find the courage to win his or her won battle for maturity or adulthood. A soldier, who is also the main character, Henry Fleming, exemplifies this theme. Henry Fleming begins as an immature soldier who enlists in the army without knowing a reason why. Henry has a romantic view of the war, and expec
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Protagonist: The protagonist in the novel is Victor Frankenstein. He is the main character who contends with the conflict in the novel. His decision to create life provides a problem that he attempts to escape but eventually marks his death. Antagonist: The antagonist in the novel is also the protagonist, Victor Frankenstein. Victor may have directed all of his hate and blame towards the monster he created, but is worst enemy lay within himself and his refusal to accept responsibili
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Protagonist: The protagonist in the novel is Victor Frankenstein. He is the main character who contends with the conflict in the novel. His decision to create life provides a problem that he attempts to escape but eventually marks his death. Antagonist: The antagonist in the novel is also the protagonist, Victor Frankenstein. Victor may have directed all of his hate and blame towards the monster he created, but is worst enemy lay within himself and his refusal to accept responsibili
Josh Sagel
Josh Sagel
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What is war? Websterís Encyclopedic Dictionary des
What is war? Websterís Encyclopedic Dictionary des
What is war? Websterís Encyclopedic Dictionary describes it as: an armed clash between nations or factions in the same nation. Thatís how a dictionary describes it, but in fact, it is something much worse. War is the epitome of what is wrong with human nature. War is devastating. Perhaps no other war was as devastating as World War II. (1)World War II killed more people, destroyed more property, disrupted more lives, and had more far-reaching consequences than any other war in history. It bro
Socrates has undoubtedly had a major impact upon w
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Socrates has undoubtedly had a major impact upon western philosophy and society in general. Plato, whose work is essentially an elaboration and expansion upon that of Socrates, has had a similar effect. Naturally, these two philosophers have been subjects of immense academic interest for over two thousand years. With this great interest comes both praise and criticism. One of the most critical writers to attack these legendary philosophers was Friedrich Nietzsche. Here I will examine Nietzscheís
Immanuel Kant simply stated the creed of the enlig
Immanuel Kant simply stated the creed of the enlig
Immanuel Kant simply stated the creed of the enlightenment: Dare to know, (Kant 1). To thinkers like Kant, to achieve enlightenment was to gain release from...self-incurred tutelage...[the] inability to make use of [oneís] understanding without direction from another, (Kant 1). Enlightenment thinkers addressed this issue. They present to us the question; why is it so hard to think for oneself? They propose answers to this puzzle, as well as provide solutions that will teach us how to think f
ARISTOTLE
ARISTOTLE
ARISTOTLE Aristotle is considered one of the greatest minds of classical Greece. Dante even proclaimed him the master of those who know.  He made tremendous contributions in the areas of science and mathematics, not to mention philosophy. In fact, he contributed extensively to chemistry, physics, biology, created formal logic, thoroughly studied systems of government, and developed a biological classification system.  However, the majority of those alive at the time took greater stock in his pol
The Byronic Hero
The Byronic Hero
The Byronic Hero John Wilson wrote, It is in the contrast between his august conceptions of man, and his contemptuous opinions of men, that much of the almost incomprehensible charm, and power, and enchantment, of his poetry consists. The abstruse he that Wilson refers to is Lord Byron. This famed poet developed an unmistakable style that both praises and admonishes man. Byron was not a misanthrope, but he never forgot manís faults. Through his poetry, Byron developed his views and expanded
Rebecca Quietmeyer
Rebecca Quietmeyer
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OF MICE AND MEN
OF MICE AND MEN
OF MICE AND MEN KEY LITERARY ELEMENTS SETTING This book is set in two places. It starts beside a stream, close to the Salinas River, a few miles South of Soledad. It then moves to a ranch, where the major part of the story is set. At the end of the novel, the setting comes back to where it started. The stream introduces George and Lennie. They are on their way to a near-by ranch. The surrounding land is thick in vegetation and has its own wild life. Men frequent it, as there are ash piles made b
Who Is the Tragic Hero, Antigone or Creon?
Who Is the Tragic Hero, Antigone or Creon?
Who Is the Tragic Hero, Antigone or Creon? This analysis is to determine the character that fits the tragic hero profile; it was completely based according to the Aristotelian idea of tragic hero and it is understood that hero is: ...neither purely evil or purely wicked; the hero must born in the high social status, and he/she must possess a tragic flaw which is proper from the inner side of the character; it usually manifests in the form of poor judgment and or arrogance, condemning him/hersel
Ask most Americans who Jean-Paul Sartre is and you
Ask most Americans who Jean-Paul Sartre is and you
Ask most Americans who Jean-Paul Sartre is and you will most likely get a frowned look. According to journalist, Richard Eyre, in this country, Sartre is perhaps as unfashionable as loon pants. That is in part because Sartre, albeit a great French philosopher, didnít have a poster status. Sartre was not a particularly attractive man and although he was the darling of the 60ís in all of Europe, his pipe, glasses and an air of bad temper kept him off walls that celebrated the Brigitte Bardots and
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To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird The book To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee. It was published in 1960 then it went on to win the Pulitzer prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award winning film. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American Literature. There are so many characters in this book that I can\'t name all of them. Here are most of the characters. The Finch family contains of Atticus (The head of the ho
The Development of DorothyThe movie The Wizard of
The Development of DorothyThe movie The Wizard of
The Development of DorothyThe movie The Wizard of Oz opens on a farm in Kansas. The lead character is a twelve-year-old girl named Dorothy. Dorothy exists in a world limited by aged beliefs and fears, which make up a great part of her reality. In Kansas, Dorothy is a twelve-year-old girl, with twelve-year-old needs and emotions. I feel that the movie is a device by which we can analyze Dorothy in all states of mind, her conscious, pre-conscious, and unconscious. I believe that Sigmund Freudís
Shusaku Endo's novel Silence brings up the troubli
Shusaku Endo's novel Silence brings up the troubli
Shusaku Endo\'s novel Silence brings up the troubling question of God\'s silence in the midst of human evil and suffering. The reader is brought deeper into the mystery of God\'s silence as the narrative unfolds. Acts of human evil that cause anguish, suffering, and death seem to elicit only cold indifference. Yet in a climatic moment, it seems as if God does speak. Father Sebastian Rodrigues faces his greatest decision, hears the voice of Christ urging him to trample on the Fumie The Fumie was
Richard Wright's novel, Native Son, stirred up a r
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Richard Wright\'s novel, Native Son, stirred up a real controversy by shocking the sensibilities of both black and white America. The protagonist, Bigger Thomas, is from the lowest ring of society, and Wright does not blend him with any of the romantic elements common to literary heroes. Bigger is what one expects him to be because of the social conditions in which he lives: he is sullen, frightened, violent, hateful, and resentful. He is the product of the condemnation the white society has b
Living in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 during the
Living in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 during the
Living in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 during the Witchcraft Trials must had been an uncanny event to experience. The entire witchcraft hysteria started because people were pointing fingers at each other. Innocent women and children were being accused for ridiculous reasons such as mysterious book reading and having poppets, or rag dolls, lying around the house. The way the judicial system operated in the 1600\'s was entirely mismanaged. It let guilty people live and innocent people die. If one
There are many major themes in Sir Gawain and the
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There are many major themes in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, some more present than others, for instance, honor and pride which lead to manipulation (domination) and finally, the game itself. These are three themes that get the audience interested in the story and give them an appetite for more of the story. Honor and pride play a big part in the game the Green Knight is playing because it is what he trusts will cause one of the knights to accept his challenge. The knight insults King Arthu
Shermanís March to the Sea
Shermanís March to the Sea
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Tim St. Amour
Tim St. Amour
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A ROSE FOR EMILY
A ROSE FOR EMILY
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