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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
The Crucible
The Crucible
The Crucible 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. Some characters in the play have specific agendas carried out by their accusations, and the fact that the play is based on historical truth makes it even more intriguing. The characters in this play are simple, common people. The accused are charged and convicted of a crime
The differences between the two novels Women of Br
The differences between the two novels Women of Br
The differences between the two novels Women of Brewster\'s place by Gloria Naylor and As I lay dying by William Faulkner are many and varied. They differ in their tone, style, handling of characters and overall continuity. That, however, is not the topic of this essay. What I will be assessing is how these two authors handle the theme of family. Do they find that family is a support or a trap for the individuals in the story? Maybe both. Do they differ in their way of thinking or are they of on
Irony of What is to Come
Irony of What is to Come
Irony of What is to Come In, The Story of an Hour, written by Kate Chopin, there are many hints of irony shown throughout the story which are finally revealed in the end. This short story reveals the allusion, the unexpected joy, and finally the reality of what has really happened to Mr. Mallard. Mrs. Mallard is alluded and given the information that her husband is dead. From this allusion comes the unexpected joy. This unique situation was revealed to Mrs. Mallard, and the unexpected joy of not
Appleget 1
Appleget 1
Appleget 1 Joseph Appleget Mr. Helle/ IB English 12 10/18/00 The Way We Live Our Lives In our individual routines, each and every one of us strives to be the best that we are capable of being. How peculiar this is; we aim for similar goals, yet the methods we enact are unique. Just as no two people have the same fingerprint, no two have identical theories on how to live life. While some follow religious outlines to aspire to a level of oral excellence, others pursue different approaches. Toward
Farewell to Arms
Farewell to Arms
Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingwayís A Farewell to Arms holds the secret of a man (the author) who experiences many things and then changes them for in his writings. The main character of the novel, Frederic, experiences many of the same situations that Hemingway lived. He captures the inspiring trials and tribulations of a disillusioned man caught between love and war. Driving an ambulance on the Italian front of World War One, Frederick discovers his values as he realizes his love for Catheri
(Author's Note: This was a semi-creative project.
(Author's Note: This was a semi-creative project.
(Author\'s Note: This was a semi-creative project. We had to address the issues in a persuasive letter rather than a boring ol\' report, so please become unconfused as far as the format..) Cal Tech Curriculum Committee: Scientists are all too ready to lock themselves away with their research, unwilling - perhaps even incapable - of seeing the consequences of their actions. It is our duty as their educators to provide them with not only a means to gain knowledge but also insights into the society
Crystal Barrey
Crystal Barrey
Crystal Barrey For some class on some date with some professor The Influence of Family and Friends on Poe Over the course of Poeís forty year stay on Earth, he was exposed early to several key people who would have a profound impact on his writings. Though this idea in and of itself is not uncommon in literature, for Poe it went far beyond being merely influenced. Beginning at age 3 when he lost his parents, Poe was subjected to a difficult life that would later play heavily in his works. Betwee
Rebecca Quietmeyer
Rebecca Quietmeyer
Rebecca Quietmeyer Sincerely and earnestly hoping that this little book may do something toward throwing light on the American slave system, and hastening the glad day of deliverance to the millions of my brethren in bonds...relying upon the power of truth, love, and justice, for success in my...efforts and solemnly pledging myself anew to the sacred cause, I subscribe myself. (76) With these words, Frederick Douglass ended one of the greatest pieces of propaganda of the 19th century. Douglass
Genocide in Rwanda
Genocide in Rwanda
Genocide in Rwanda The definition of genocide as given in the Websterís College Dictionary is The deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. This definition depicts the situation in 1994 of Rwanda, a small, poor, central African country. The Rwandan genocide was the systematic extermination of over eight hundred thousand Tutsi, an ethnic group in Rwanda, by the Hutu, another ethnic group in Rwanda. In this essay I will briefly describe the hist
The Book and the movie of The Godfather have their
The Book and the movie of The Godfather have their
The Book and the movie of The Godfather have their similarities and differences that I will be focusing on. The Godfather is the best selling phenomenon - a classic of our time. The Godfather story was written before the movie came out approximately 30 years ago. At first glance, the book and the movie appear the same. Upon further investigation, however, the two forms of media do possess certain differences. Although they are different in the areas of characters, setting, and dialog, they are s
Gatsby's Pursuit of the American Dream
Gatsby's Pursuit of the American Dream
Gatsby\'s Pursuit of the American Dream The Great Gatsby, a novel by Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to reach its impossible goals. The attempt to capture the American Dream is used in many novels. This dream is different for different people; but, in The Great Gatsby, for Jay, the dream is that through wealth and power, one can acquire happiness. To get this happiness Jay must reach into the past and relive an old dream; and, in order to do t
While much of Emily Dickinson's poetry has been de
While much of Emily Dickinson's poetry has been de
While much of Emily Dickinson\'s poetry has been described as sad or morose, the poetess did use humor and irony in many of her poems. This essay will address the humor and/ or irony found in five of Dickinson\'s poems: Faith is a Fine Invention, I\'m Nobody! Who are you?, Some keep the Sabbath Going to Church and Success Is Counted Sweetest. The attempt will be made to show how Dickinson used humor and / or irony for the dual purposes of comic relief and to stress an idea or conclusion about he
Ralph Ellison
Ralph Ellison
Ralph Ellison The Invisible Man Ralph Ellison manages to develop a strong philosophy through characterization in the Invisible Man. Ellison portrays the lonely narratorís quest in struggling to search for his identity and an understanding of his times. The well development of the character lays out the foundation on the philosophy of finding and understanding himself. Through a labyrinth of corruption and deceit the narrator undergoes events that manage to enrich his experience and further contr
Reading In the Dark
Reading In the Dark
Reading In the Dark In his novel, Reading In the Dark, Seamus Deane tells the story of an Irish Catholic family in Northern Ireland between the late Forties and early Seventies. He traces the path taken by a growing boy searching for and finding the truth about his family during this very tumultuous time and having to come to terms with what he discovers. Deane uses this family to illustrate the issues surrounding history that are central to the deeper understanding of his novel. He shows how th
Marvin Hinton
Marvin Hinton
Marvin Hinton English 101.46 03/01/00 The Expository Essay During life, a significant factor is the relationship with another. There are many aspects to a relationship that will make it strong or long lasting. Looks may seem to be important but in the long run they prove not to be. Looks can be changed through surgery and can fade with age. There are four qualities that should be found in a good strong relationship. These four factors will never change no matter what kind of relationship one is
A Rose, the Universal Symbol of Love
A Rose, the Universal Symbol of Love
A Rose, the Universal Symbol of Love In William Faulkner\'s A Rose for Emily, Miss Emily Grierson is a lonely old woman, living a life void of all love and affection; although the rose only directly appears in the title, the rose surfaces throughout the story as a symbol. In contemporary times, the rose also symbolizes emotions like love and friendship. The rose symbolizes dreams of romances and lovers. These dreams belong to women, who like Emily Grierson, have yet to experience true love for t
Fall of Emily
Fall of Emily
Fall of Emily Life is fickle and most people will be a victim of circumstance and the times. Some people choose not to let circumstance rule them and, as they say, time waits for no man. Faulknerís Emily did not have the individual confidence, or maybe self-esteem and self-worth, to believe that she could stand alone and succeed at life especially in the face of changing times. She had always been ruled by, and dependent on men to protect, defend and act for her. From her Father, through the man
Use of Irony in Oedipus Rex
Use of Irony in Oedipus Rex
Use of Irony in Oedipus Rex Many sources tell us that Sophocles wrote more then one hundred plays, but only seven of them have survived the centuries in their entirety. Certainly the best known of his surviving plays is Oedipus Rex. The plot of the play hinges on the element of irony. Irony can be defined as a combination of circumstances or a result that is the opposite of what is or might be expected or considered appropriate, (Guralnik, Webster\'s, 1968, p. 745). Irony is one of the prevailin
In the novel the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawth
In the novel the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawth
In the novel the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne a major theme that is addressed is revenge. The main conflict is between the characters Reverend Dimmsedale and Roger Chillingsworth. The problem that surrounds them is that Dimmsedale have a sexual relationship with Hester Prynne resulting in a baby girl, what is weird is that Chillingsworth comes into town the day that Hester is sentenced for public humiliation. When Chillingsworth finally speaks he has to help heal his step- daughter. He
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
School Choice: Public Education vs. Home School
School Choice: Public Education vs. Home School
School Choice: Public Education vs. Home School When Americanís think of education, they almost automatically think of public education. Through the years it is slowly changing. Many parentsí today are deciding to home school their children. Although most people think that a public education is better, most statistics and facts tend to show that home schooling is beneficial in more ways. It is estimated that parents are now teaching over two million children at home, rather than in public or eve
Europe 1914
Europe 1914
Europe 1914 Chapter 7: Both Hitler and Stalin hated modern art and persecuted the artists who made it. What was there about the new aesthetic which revolted and frightened these dictators? Since prehistoric times, when men communicated through crude drawings on cave walls, art has been used to elicit an emotional response. Everyone has had the experience of viewing a piece of art that touched them in some way. Whether that feeling was happiness, sorrow, anger, or lust, and whether the art
Meredith Kirkland
Meredith Kirkland
Meredith Kirkland 4-9-99 The concept of God, or any god, is one that has definite boundaries. There are many questions that arise concerning the nature of God, or even whether or not there really is one. The most common god in today\'s society is God, the Supreme Being worshipped by Muslims as Allah, by Jews as Yahweh, and by popular Christianity simply as God. Generally, He is thought to be in the image of humans, and in most cases of worshipping this particular deity, He is omnipotent, omnisci
Character in the play is Bene*censored* and he is
Character in the play is Bene*censored* and he is
One character in the play is Bene*censored* and he is expressed in an interesting way. Bene*censored* is a character that not only deceives other characters in the play, but most of all he deceives himself. Bene*censored*ís deceiving ways derive him to be a hypocritical character; this phenomenon makes his role compellingly intriguing in the play Much Ado About Nothing. Bene*censored* has a unique view toward love, he wants no part in giving or receiving love. He has a simple way to live, I w
COMMENT IN A JOURNAL OR MOVIE IN WHICH NATIVE AMER
COMMENT IN A JOURNAL OR MOVIE IN WHICH NATIVE AMER
COMMENT IN A JOURNAL OR MOVIE IN WHICH NATIVE AMERICANS ARE DEPICTED. The mystery of the Last Red Plant People is the movie I picked to write on how the Native Americans are depicted. Two increbible people wrote this movie, T.W Timreck and William Goetzmann.This movie entails the true historical facts and new discoveries about the native Americans. The movie to be precise, talks about the Seapeoples of the northeastern refer to as scientists. I observed and learned that Native Americans are adva
Steve Anastasia
Steve Anastasia
Steve Anastasia 3 / 6 / 00 G Nick Carraway Nick Carraway has a very important part in this novel. He isnít just one character among several others. It is through his eyes and ears that we form our opinions on the other characters. Often, readers of this novel confuse Nick\'s views with those of F. Scott Fitzgerald\'s because the fictional world he has created closely resembles the world he himself experienced. But not all narrators are the voice of the author. Before considering the gap between
Marriage: A Legal Form of Slavery
Marriage: A Legal Form of Slavery
Marriage: A Legal Form of Slavery In the society of Millís time period a womanís destiny was to be dainty, delicate, patient and graceful. She grew up without education, without having a career and without having the right to vote on laws and issues that pertained to her. The only choice that these women had was to get married and with this marriage she gave away every right that she had. In other words she is now worse off that a slave that actually had more rights and privileges than she. Afte
Odysseus the Hero
Odysseus the Hero
Odysseus the Hero Every Epic follows a certain guideline, it is written in an elevated style consisting of a hero and deeds he does during his travels or journey. In the Odyssey written by Homer, the hero named Odysseus portrays many Hero-like characteristics that can make the reader envious. Homer gives Odysseus 3 traits that fit the definition of a hero like a glove. Odysseus is courageous, has great strength and ability, and exhibits noble qualities. Odysseus shows his courage early on in the
Telemakhos Becoming a Hero
Telemakhos Becoming a Hero
Telemakhos Becoming a Hero In an epic called The Odyssey, there is a character named Telemakhos who is learning to be a hero. Through each event that he faces, he is transformed more and more into a hero, but still encounters one problem: he is afraid. Afraid or what? one may ask. The answer to this is that Telemakhos is afraid of being a true leader. Without his father, he cannot defend himself against the dangers such as the suitors, men who have taken over his fatherís palace. Doubting hims
One of the most memorable and meaningful Socratic
One of the most memorable and meaningful Socratic
One of the most memorable and meaningful Socratic quotes applies well when in context of Sophocles\' Theban Trilogy. The unexamined life is not worth living, proclaims Socrates. He could have meant many things by this statement, and in relation to the play, the meaning is found to be even more complex. Indeed, the situation of Oedipus, king of Thebes, the truth of this statement is in question. Would Oedipus have been better off if he was blind to the knowledge of his birthing and the fate which
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
Maturity levels increase and decrease in character
Maturity levels increase and decrease in character
Maturity levels increase and decrease in characters in works of literature and also throughout oneís real life. Itís hard for the maturity level of the person to stay the same. Ron Jonesí The Acorn People, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh clearly show the degree of maturity in characters in a work of literature. Ron Jones in The Acorn People shows a low maturity level when first arriving at the summer camp, but l
In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves
In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves
In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves for another, but they show a general compassion for all the human race. One never sees them inflict pointless suffering, and they are glad to relieve the sorrows of others when they can do so without much trouble to themselves. They are not disinterested, but they are gentle. - Alexis De Tocqueville (www.cybernation.com) Compassion is an innate quality that is found within human nature, and is expressed to those in the form of a helping hand to
The Ministerís Black Veil
The Ministerís Black Veil
The Ministerís Black Veil Sin is an issue that every human being has to deal with at one time or another in his or her lifetime. Sin is dealt with in many ways. Some people try to hide their sins, some try to push them aside and some try to deal with their sins in a more conventional way. The largest place for confessing sins in the world is the confessional booth at a church. People go to tell their sins, and feel cleansed afterwards. But what happens when a man who hears confessions day afte
It is commonly accepted that the Beowulf epic was
It is commonly accepted that the Beowulf epic was
It is commonly accepted that the Beowulf epic was from the Anglo-Saxon period. It is so commonly accepted because of the strong evidence in the story. Then, because of all of these parallels that can be drawn it is safe to say that a reader who is unaware of Anglo-Saxon society cannot fully understand this epic. That is why I plan to explain the basic principles of this society to better comprehend the epic at another level. There is obviously very little reference to women in this story. In cla
Irony in OíConnor
Irony in OíConnor
Irony in OíConnor Flannery OíConnor uses irony in Good Country People to give the reader a better sense of what she is trying to communicate to the reader, and show the meaning of her characters and their actions. There are several ironies in the story that the reader can see in there first reading, but there are several that need more attention. The first is Hulgaís mother and people around them. The second example is the Bible salesman, and the way he fools everyone but Mrs. Hopewell. The la
Growing up as a Negro in the South in the early 19
Growing up as a Negro in the South in the early 19
Growing up as a Negro in the South in the early 1900ís is not that easy, for some people tend to suffer different forms of oppression. In this case, it happens in the autobiography called Black Boy written by Richard Wright. The novel is set in the early part of the 1900ís, somewhere in deep Jim Crow South. Richard Wright, who is obviously the main character, is also the protagonist. The antagonist is no one person in particular, for it takes many different forms called oppression in general. Th
Book Analysis
Book Analysis
:Book Analysis: Lord of The Flies Why is it that when people are placed in situations where sanity and reason are the keys to survival, people go crazy and end up ruining their chances to live? All that they needed to ensure a chance for their rescue was the fire. I don\'t see what is so hard about that. The fire gives off smoke, they then see the smoke as a signal showing inhabitants on the island, then passers-by will go and search for them. Plain and simple! Why did you require us to read this
It is hard to sympathize with someone when you hav
It is hard to sympathize with someone when you hav
It is hard to sympathize with someone when you have no idea where they are coming from or what they are going through. It is similar experiences that allow us to extend our sincere appreciation and understanding for another human beingís situations and trials of life. Anne Bradstreetís The Author to Her Book expresses the emotions that Bradstreet felt when her most intimate thoughts were published to the world without her consent. The average person would not see the cause for distress that Br
Brave New World
Brave New World
Brave New World As man has progressed through the ages, there has been, essentially, one purpose. That purpose is to arrive at a utopian society, where everyone is happy, disease is nonexistent, and strife, anger, or sadness are unheard of. Only happiness exists. But when confronted with Aldous Huxley\'s Brave New World, we come to realize that this is not, in fact, what the human soul really craves. In fact, Utopian societies are much worse than those of today. In a utopian society, the individ
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.
Holden Caufield emphasizes on the loss of innocenc
Holden Caufield emphasizes on the loss of innocenc
Holden Caufield emphasizes on the loss of innocence in children. He feels that once they lose their innocence, they will soon turn into phonies like everyone else. The loss of innocence is very common in the development in human existence. It is caused by many factors. Past a certain age, children are either forced or led unintentionally into a pathway of corruption. A child is also known to lose their innocence by desires, fantasies, and attention. But once they lose their innocence, they tend
Creativity in dreams
Creativity in dreams
creativity in dreams Creativity in Dreams The mind at its Creative Peak That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as exists in man, even if during his waking state he may know nothing about it..... We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are sleep in regard to that which is real within ourselves.-Paracles The quote on dreams, taken out of the novel by Ann Faraday entitled The Dream Game, sums up the necessity for the dream and
Are the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales stereotyp
Are the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales stereotyp
Are the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales stereotypes, or fully developed characters? Discuss with reference to at least two tales. Though the characters in the Canterbury Tales are described vividly and often comically, it is not necessarily true that these characters are therefore stereotypes of The Middle ages. The intricate visual descriptions and the tales the characters tell help to direct the reader in finding a more accurate and realistic picture of the pilgrims, bringing into question th
The Bundren Family
The Bundren Family
The Bundren Family Addie Bundren - As the matriarch of the Bundren family, Addie is the absent protagonist of the novel. A former schoolteacher, she married Anse Bundren after a brief courtship and bore him four children: Cash, Darl, Dewey Dell and Vardaman. As the result of an affair with Whitfield, Addie is also mother to an illegitimate child, Jewel. At the outset of the novel, Addie is gravely ill, and dies soon thereafter. Her dying wish to be buried with her relatives in Jefferson, the cap
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
Colonization within France
Colonization within France
Colonization within France Weber, Eugen. Peasants into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France 1870-1914. Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press. 1976. The nineteenth century witnessed a massive amount of change on almost all levels. The birth of liberal democracy during the French Revolution continued to expand as the growing middle classes demanded more political power to be equal with the economic clout. Nationalism began to play a significant role in the way people and countries viewed themselv
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
Great Expectations The novel, Great Expectations, presents the story of a young boy growing up and becoming a gentleman. He must learn to appreciate people for who they are, not shun them for who they arenít. Nicknamed Pip, Philip Pirrip, the main character, goes through many changes in his personality, as he is influenced by various people. Pip experiences tough times as a boy and a young man, but at the end he has become a fine, morale young man. In the beginning, Pip, an orphan, considers him
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn In his latest story, Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer\'s Comrade), by Mark Twain, Mr. Clemens has made a very distinct literary advance over Tom Sawyer, as an interpreter of human nature and a contributor to our stock of original pictures of American life. Still adhering to his plan of narrating the adventures of boys, with a primeval and Robin Hood freshness, he has broadened his canvas and given us a picture of a people, of a geographical region, of a life that is new in the world