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Stories of Success in Salome Thomas-EL's Book, I Choose to Stay - The book I Choose to Stay was written by Mr. Salome Thomas-EL. In it were short stories of success, which were his success stories, and the stories of the children, that he have touched and inspired. Mr. EL is an educator; therefore, he wrote this book for its readers to know and eventually learn from his experiences as a student, a teacher, and a human being. Every human being has his own unique genetic talents and abilities. One of these abilities is intelligence. Intelligence is the ability of a person to learn and understand....   [tags: Analytical Essay] 826 words
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Ovid's Phoebus and Daphne Compared to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - ... In Ovid’s “Phoebus and Daphne”, Phoebus was shot with an arrow of unconditional love and Daphne with one to reject love. Being in the woods, they enter a chase where Phoebus tries to chase and woo Daphne. In Shakespeare’s A Midsummers Night’s Dream, Helena chases after Demetrius, which is an opposite version of Ovid’s story. He claims that “This is the way a sheep runs from the wolf, a deer from the mountain lion, and a dove with fluttering wings flies from the eagle: everything flies from its foe, but it is love that is driving me to follow you…”, that being a metaphor that woman are usually chased by mean like a predator from its prey....   [tags: analytical essay] 535 words
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Man Doesn't Seem to Be Able to Learn from the Past - “History isn’t just something that’s behind us; it’s also something that follows us.” - Detective Kurt Wallander, in Henning Mankell’s The Troubled Men I came across a quote from a book called “The Black Swan” which my friend had. It was written by a writer called Nassim Taleb. It said that “History is Unpredictable.” Just a very simple three words, but it means something. One can argue with this statement because of the definition. To me, it is clearly understood that we cannot define that history is dead, predictive or, even being safe....   [tags: analytical essay]
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Themes Presented through the Characters in George Orwell's Animal Farm - Animal farm is a novel written by George Orwell, in August 1945. It is a very important work of fictional political satire, and educates the reader about the history of a revolution that went horribly wrong, a savage attack on Stalin. Orwell reveals many themes throughout the novel and uses his characters to convey them. Orwell uses an effective combination of human traits with animal’s characteristics that provide the main charm of the characters of animal farm. They are distinct characters and are appropriate figures of political satire....   [tags: Analytical Essay] 801 words
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Hamlet's Journey Through the Grieving Process in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Grief is a painful emotion that people experience through troubling times in life, such as losing a loved one. Swiss psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kubler Ross, introduced the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, in the year of 1969. She explains that there is no correct way or time to grieve; the stages are used to familiarize people with the aspects of grief and grieving. Grief can over take someone’s life and lead to a negative downfall, such as Hamlet experiences in Hamlet, written by Williams Shakespeare....   [tags: Analytical Essay] 1241 words
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Analysis of a Passage in Mansfield's The Garden Party - The passage portrays a power struggle in Laura’s upbringing and a young girl's attempt to establish her own identity. Laura is a caring and sensitive young person who struggles with her own and her family's perceptions of class difference. It is evident that Laura is self-consciousness regarding her own youth and inexperience with her encounter with the workmen, it brings a sense as that she has no or little control of the situation in the passage, soon loses her composure and the workmen become frustrated....   [tags: Analytical Essay] 642 words
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Historical Elements of Huxley's Brave New World - In Aldous Huxley's book Brave New World many themes are about the dark side of this utopia, but this is an allusion to the past. As many significant historical events are drawn up through the book,the director says that "These," he said gravely, "are unpleasant facts, I know it. But then most historical facts are unpleasant." (pg. 24) The director is implying certain evils of communism and Lennon, represented by Leinina. Fascism and Benito Mussolini represented by Benito. These evils are represented, but we also see a very strong connection to Henry Ford and his innovative methods of production Henry Ford is a basis for their religion, his historical ingenuity and ideals are the same value...   [tags: analytical essays] 606 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a fictional novel highlighting natural characteristics of man kind. The Book was created during the post World War II period. Before creating this novel, William had experience in the navy where he learned of the nature of mankind. The introduction of the book portrays a plane crash where a large group of boys are stranded on an island. Here they grow in character and human instincts such as leadership, brutality, and survival are displayed. With the influence of the combination of his education and military experience, William Golding wrote one of the most powerful books about the truth or mankind's survival nature....   [tags: Analytical Essay]
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller - Every creature on this planet, ranging from the magnificent lion to the crawling slime mold, has a place that it can call a home. However, only a select few of these aforementioned creatures will not only utilise their home as a structure used for securing its host from danger but also as a place to decorate. Likewise, falling into this category of home decorators is the east African plains ape. The east African plains ape is one of the only creatures on the planet Earth that has mastered the ability to talk....   [tags: analytical essay] 801 words
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Timothy Findley's The Wars - Timothy Findley's The Wars War has been a constant part of human history. It has greatly affected the lives of people around the world. These effects, however, are extremely detrimental. Soldiers must shoulder extreme stress on the battlefield. Those that cannot mentally overcome these challenges may develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder....   [tags: Analytical Essay] 1719 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Othello - Picture this- William Harold Shakespeare, the most coveted playwriter in the history of the world, sitting at his desk, perspicaciously pondering over what shall become his most prominant and delicated tragedy of yet. Of course, given what little is known about Shakespeere displays, such deepseated imagery cannot simply be accomplished without first the propriety of haste and vinction.And yet, his very own rhetorical vibe displays allows such a vague pictoration to be concieved. Throughout the whole of Othello, the great Shakespeare remarks through an astounding displays show of pronouns, allitteration, and cacophonous diction his own resentment of both the King of Italy and the poor conditi...   [tags: analytical essay] 737 words
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Analytical Response for Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self Reliance - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas is Frederick Douglass’s account of the troubles Douglas experienced as a slave in the United States. It is written in the first person and gives a very vivid look into the life of a slave in America. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self Reliance is also a first person look into a specific time period; the post-slavery era. Through Emerson’s declarations of the importance of thinking for one’s self, Emerson puts an emphasis on personal life experiences and not accepting other people’s ideas....   [tags: slavery, society, acceptance] 641 words
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An Analytical Essay on the Flaws of Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart - The Flaws of Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart "Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all." (Aristotle). In Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo is living proof of Aristotle's statement. Although he is arguably the most powerful man in Umuofia, His personal flaws of fear of failure and uncontrollable anger do not allow him true greatness as a human being. Okonkwo is one of the most powerful men in the Ibo tribe....   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays] 1036 words
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An Analytical Essay on Excessive Pride in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart - Excessive Pride in Things Fall Apart In Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart, a well-known aphorism, "pride goes before a fall", was used. I agreed with and supported this statement. The story line itself backed up this statement as well. Through Okonkwo's hard work he became a "great man" with a sense of pride and haughtiness, who then suffered a loss of pride, which ultimately led to his down fall and his own suicide. This book went along with the commonly stated cliché....   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays] 886 words
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Divorce in America - The High Divorce Rate in the United States Marriage is a commitment that seems to be hard to keep. The social standards expected of an individual in the United States alone will cause some to divorce. Influence from media, billboard ads, and “get it any way you want it” has become the motto in the land of the free. We have become a quick fix country without any consideration of the physiological effects of marriage and divorce. The overwhelmingly high divorce rate in America is caused from a lack of moral beliefs and marital expectations....   [tags: Analytical, Informative] 847 words
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The Significance of Gender Roles in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun - Gender roles are undeniably a fundamental topic of critique in literature, particularly since expected gender roles have evolved in recent years. More importantly, the transcendence of these gender expectations indicates the possibility for transformation and increasing liberation in society. History explores many different stages for the sexes and their respective roles, from traditional anti-feminist times in which certain roles were strictly enforced, to more modern beliefs entailing free will and a lack of restrictions....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]
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The Pursuit of a Better Life Through the Stability of Work as Depicted in Miller's Death of a Salesman and Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath - The idea of a prosperous, richer, and jubilant life has been a driving force for centuries of Americans. America has been viewed as a land of opportunity, in which one’s prospects in life are defined by talent and energy rather than family wealth or background. Only through hard work and determination would this state of happiness and peace of mind be obtained. Work has largely defined human rights, human interaction and the American value of family. Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath follow two families, the Loam and Joad, as they pursue this American Dream....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analysis, Analytical] 1347 words
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The Falling Apart of Okonkwo's Personal Life and the Culture of the Igbo People Illustrated in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart - Things Fall Apart. Such an intriguing title, because everything will eventually fall apart. Chinua Achebe's choice of a title may lead some to confusion, because throughout his book many things fall apart, from Okonkwo's personal life achievements and emotions to the town of Umuofia as its people split, and perhaps the biggest thing to fall apart, the very culture of the Igbo people. One could focus on any one of these topics and trace the complexity of it's fall from previous glory to the eventual ruin at the end of Achebe's novel....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 660 words
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The Theme of Failure in Ibsen's A Doll's House, In Sorrow's Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston, and the Novel True Notebooks - Failure is one aspect of life that no one can avoid. The terror that comes from failure is that it has the power to break someone down to where they feel they can not get up and overcome the situation. Failing at a situation seems to make all hard work vanish in an instant, as if all the time and effort that was put forth into succeeding was never even there. Although failure can hurt and cause anxiety and even depression, it also allows a person to discover that even though they have been crushed they can still conquer it and succeed in the end....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay] 857 words
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Ashraf Rushdy on the Moral Authority of Photography and the Effect It Has Upon A Population's View of a Tragedy - In 1998 a man named James Byrd was drug from a pickup truck in Texas and dismembered. Ashraf Rushdy wrote an essay to examine the moral authority of photography and the effect it has upon a population’s view of a tragedy. Rushdy’s argument is that in 1955 when Emmett Till was murdered his mother allowed photographs of her son’s mutilated corpse to be shown across the nation. These photographs had a significant effect upon the course of the civil rights movement. Rushdy asks why the photographs of James Byrd were never displayed to the public and provides a compelling answer to this question....   [tags: rhetorical devices, analytical essay] 1033 words
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Comparing and Contrasting the Relationships of Beatrice and Benedick, and Hero and Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing - In Shakespeare’s play, Much Ado About Nothing, written in the early 15th century, the relationships between Benedick and Beatrice and Hero and Claudio are the key to the play and create a lot of tension and comedy. The two relationships are interesting in different ways, and this essay will explore this in terms of the language used, the plot, characterisation and how the two relationships stand thematically. Beatrice and Benedick are interesting due to Shakespeare’s use of language. Confusion is created as to whether they love or hate each other owing to their snide comments, such as Beatrice’s response “A bird of my tongue is better than a beast of yours” (1.1.104), notably continuing the...   [tags: shakespeare, Analytical Essay] 2111 words
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The True Love Between Viola and Orsino, as Compared to Other Relationships in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - In Twelfth Night the relationships are anything but romantic. Shakespeare writes from the male point of view which implies an un-easy split between love and physical charm. In Twelfth night the romance is falsely produced by selfish desire. Duke Orsino and Viola stand out from the other relationships. By questioning the relationships between the other couples, Shakespeare highlights the true love between Viola and Orsino and the fake relationship of Malvolio and Olivia which is truly based on Malvolio’s desire of a higher status , despite his status and his personality , Malvolio tries to impress Olivia by dressing up in ridiculous clothes , which does far from his aim , and repulses Olivia...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 409 words
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Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles: Warnings of What Not To Do in Ray Bradbury's Novels - This summer I read 2 works by Ray Bradbury. Both were very good and were written with very good descriptions. The novels were Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles. Actually The Martian Chronicles was actually more like a group of short stories put together. One thing both these books had in common was with what the Author Mr. Bradbury had in mind while writing these. He had the future set in his mind. And he saw the deepest of the future. An example of this is how he had us going to war and mars by the year 2000....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay] 834 words
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The Romantic Obstacles of Shakespeare in "Midsummer Night's Dream" and Soyinka's "Lion and the Jewel" - Love in literature is not uncommon, but it is the obstacles, depictions, and interpretations in that love that give pieces of literature their meanings. The plays "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare and "The Lion and the Jewel" by Wole Soyinka are both plays that give a definitive portrayal of love and power. However, their portrayals have several similarities and differences. These relationships and contrasts lie in the male and female gender roles, and the obstacles which intervene with the true or ideal love....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 1006 words
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Opportunity and Burden in the Privileged Woman Illustrated in Chesnutt's, The House Behind the Cedars - In the memorable novel by American author Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, we are driven to examine and understand the predicament of the privileged woman at the beginning of the 20th century. The main character, Rena Walden, is given the opportunity to pass in a high, white society thereby attaining great hopes for status, luxury, and prominent marriage. However, she is required to leave her racially coloured past behind her in order to successfully cross the colour line. Rena’s predicament is that she wants to belong to two very different worlds at the same time but simply cannot in such a deeply segregated society....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 1029 words
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Visions of a Perfect Society Illustrated in Machiavelli's The Prince and Thomas More's Utopia - When people think about the ‘perfect’ society, all will have a different idea on the topic. For example, Thomas More wrote in ‘Utopia’ of a society where all of the cities were exactly the same. Whereas Niccolo Machiavelli wrote about how a society should be ruled in ‘The Prince.’ Both works paint a portrait of leadership and laws, as well as life and society. In ‘The Prince’, Machiavelli isn’t describing the aspects of a perfect society, he is speaking of how a prince should rule it in order to make it ideal....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay] 514 words
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The Theme of Conflict in Act 3 Scene 5 of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy of an ancient feud where the children of two families at war fall deeply in love with each other. Set in the 16th century William Shakespeare’s play has many different themes running throughout it, which include love, hate, death and conflict. The play opens with a fight but ends with suicide that creates peace between both families who unite from their losses. The conflict, violence and aggression in the play happen from revenge and an ancient family grudge. An audience from the 16th century would have enjoyed Romeo and Juliet because of the real life drama and tragedy the play goes through....   [tags: English Literature, Analytical Essay] 1103 words
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Janie's Marriages and Personal Growth in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God - In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie Crawford the main character goes through some big changes. Throughout this book Janie struggles to find her inner voice and purpose of love. She looks high and low for a sign of what love really is and she finds it as being the pear tree. The pear tree is very symbolic and ultimately shows Janie what love is and how it should be in a healthy relationship. This tree, with the bees pollinating the blossoms, helps Janie realize that love should be very mutual and each person needs to provide for the other equally....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 662 words
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Smith's Outlook on Life in Sillitoe's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - There are two basic facts in Smith’s life: one, that he’s in a war with the “In-laws,” and two, that he’s going to fight it until the day he dies, or die fighting. From Smith’s perspective, there is an impassable line between him and the In-laws, who are out to get him, and his best method of success is beating them down. In taking revenge on the governor of Borstal, Smith thinks he has succeeded. What Smith doesn’t realize is that he, not the governor, truly loses when he loses the race. Smith needs to revise his world view to realize that there is a better way of getting what he wants, and the revenge he seeks is only a sign of his weakness and unhappiness with his own life....   [tags: Literary Analyis, Analytical Essay] 2187 words
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Love and Relationships in Two Eighteenth Century Novels: Three Musketeers, Pride and Prejudice - Two novels written before the nineteenth century were, Pride and Prejudice and The Three Musketeers. In the first novel, Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen, there is the Bennet family. They have five daughters and Mrs.Bennet is very eager to get them all married. At coincidental timing Mr.Bingley, a wealthy single man comes to Netherfield. After a social visit by Mr.Bennet to Mr.Bingley, the Bennets are invited to a ball. At the ball Jane immediately catches the attention of Mr.Bingley and they spend the entire evening dancing together, however for Mr.Bingley’s friend Darcy, the same cannot be told....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay] 2036 words
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Acts of Violence and Brutality Illustrated in Jackson's The Lottery and Hurston's Sweat - From the beginning of time, human nature has lent itself to violence and brutality. You see evidence of this as you read the news, or watch television. You might have been, or will be, the victim of this dark side of human nature. Looking back to the children of Adam and Eve, Cain killed his brother, Abel, marking, as I heard in a theology class, what many theologies claim as “the paradigm for conflict and violence.” Throughout our readings in The Story and It’s Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction, we have seen many episodes of violence and brutality, ranging from torment to ritualistic murder....   [tags: The Lottery, Analytical Essay] 1614 words
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W. Somerset Maugham Explores the Different Meanings of Success in The Razor’s Edge - In The Razor’s Edge, W. Somerset Maugham explores the different meanings of success, through the conflicting ideals of his characters. The different interpretations of success are shown prominently through the views of Elliott Templeton and Laurence Darrell. Elliot for most of his life views success as becoming socially eminent and Larry believes success is happiness and the reaching of a state of enlightenment. The epigraph of The Razor’s Edge, “The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the path to Salvation is hard” (Katha-Upanishad as cited by Maugham) applies to both Larry and Elliott because both of them had to get over significant hurdles in their views in...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 1107 words
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The Range of Emotions in the Novel “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathanial Hawthorne - Nathanial Hawthorne, the author of The Scarlet Letter, provoked many emotions throughout his entire novel. The emotions ranged from grief to anticipation. Each character played an important role in the novel and I believe that each character evoked a different emotion in the reader. Three of the characters in which Nathanial Hawthorne demonstrates this are Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale and their daughter Pearl. Hester Prynne, the main character of the novel, was a courageous and honorable person; even though, what she had been known for wasn’t such an admirable deed....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 525 words
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The Soldier's True Enemy in Erich Remarque’s "All Quiet on the Western Front" - Who or what is a soldier’s true enemy. Is it the appalling conditions he must endure. Figures of authority abusing their power. Or is it perhaps even the fear of death itself. These are the questions raised in Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front as he voices his own experiences as a soldier fighting for the Germans in World War One through his narrator Paul Baumer. Despite the fact the soldiers have received expert training when they enlisted in the army they struggle to fight their most basic instinct, to survive....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 713 words
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A Tale of Two Cities: The Making of Dickens' Character of Sydney Carton - “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.” Book 3, Chapter 15, Page 361 [last page in the chapter] Discovering the principal characters in any novel and observing how they relate to one another provides a person with hours of enjoyment. The very idea that a writer can with words create a world in which these characters can grow and mature in any way the author desires should remind the reader that, in many ways, their lives are nothing more than the shadows of the master author’s design....   [tags: Character Analysis, Analytical Essay] 849 words
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Intertwining Fates as a Motive for Invisibility in Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man - Invisibility is a motif introduced even before the first page of the novel is turned. Although The Invisible Man was written over a 7 year period, Ralph Ellison uses invisibility as a representation of the status of a black man during the society of the late 1920s and early 1930s (Reilly 20). Symbolically, the black man is invisible to the white man because the latter is blind towards both the reality of the black man’s physical presence and influence in society. The narrator is in a continuous struggle with himself throughout the novel in a difficult attempt to discover who he is in a racist America, and make his mark on a white society....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 837 words
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The Moral Nature of Human Beings in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee’s coming-of-age novel To Kill a Mockingbird illustrates the life of its young narrator, Jean Louise “Scout" Finch, in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the mid-1930s. Scout begins the novel as a thirteen year old reflecting back on major key events in her childhood life. She lives with her father, Atticus, a lawyer, her older brother Jem, and their black housekeeper, Calpurnia who tends to the children and the house while Atticus is at work. Scout and Jem's summer playmate, Dill Harris, shares the Finch children's adventures and adds imagination and intrigue to their game playing and their own lives....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 789 words
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Whether or Not Macbeth is Deserving of Pity in Shakespeare's Play Macbeth - In the last scene of “Macbeth”, Malcolm describes Macbeth as “this dead butcher” which could be argued is the best way to sum up Macbeth’s character. The word “butcher” implies slaughter and brutality. Macbeth is certainly guilty of butchery, the cruel, senseless killing of people. Malcolm uses the word “butcher” to provoke appalling memories of Macbeth’s deeds from the audience. But could Macbeth’s behavior ever be justified. Could Macbeth ever be pitied or even excused for the actions he took....   [tags: Analytical Essay, Term Paper] 4256 words
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Theme of Hypocrisy in Conrad’s, Heart of Darkness, and Coppola’s, Apocalypse Now - Both Conrad’s, “Heart of Darkness”, and Coppola’s, “Apocalypse Now”, profoundly illustrate the journey of man into their inner self and man’s encounters with their insanity, fears and demise. The novella and film are comprised of numerous pivotal themes that facilitate the understanding of the deeper meaning of both works. Fundamentally, theme is an extensive message or idea expressed by an author and is a crucial element of literature since it sheds light on universal concepts. The most striking parallels that can be formulated when comparing themes in both the novella and the film are associated with human nature....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essays] 496 words
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Examining Family Relationships in Literature: Examining Antigone, The Odyssey, and The Iliad - The human relationship can be interpreted as interpersonal or intimate; stemming from these two classifications are many of the reasons for characteristic development within human nature. By studying literary works we can glimpse into human behavior and learn what actually causes a person’s actions and downfalls. Many of these works have shown the effects a dominant and inferior relationship may cause, ranging from self-independence to parental influence. We’ve seen the defiance of rulers, the mimicking actions of father and son, the comparison of siblings, and the rebellion of a son....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay] 876 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Dumas' The Three Musketeers - Two novels written in the nineteenth century were Pride and Prejudice and The Three Musketeers. In the first novel, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, the Bennet family has five daughters that Mrs.Bennet is eager to get them all married. At a coincidental timing Mr.Bingley, a wealthy single man comes to the nearby city of Longbourn. After a social visit by Mr.Bennet, the Bennets go to a ball. At the ball Jane immediately catches the attention of Mr.Bingley and they spend the evening dancing together, however for Mr.Bingley’s friend Darcy, the same cannot be told....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay] 1196 words
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Comparing the Use of Symbols in Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums and Glaspell's Trifles - John Steinbeck wrote “The Chrysanthemums” where the protagonist, Elisa maintains her flower garden with a flower called Chrysanthemums. In a daily routine, Elisa’s husband Henry is a typical farmer who was busy with his orchard and steers, while Elisa, a housewife tends to her garden as the chrysanthemums were shown as Elisa’s children. Written by Susan Glaspell, “Trifle” was a play about Mrs. Wright who was put through an investigation where she was the main suspect in the case of her husband‘s death....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay] 542 words
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Kantorek's Influence on the Characters in All Quiet on the Western Front - Kantorek, the former school master of many of the novel's characters, is described as “a stern little man”, and although his physical presence is of little consequence to the novel’s development his actions influence many of the characters in their thoughts and actions. His fiery and impassioned speeches to his class influenced all of them to join the army, leading to their inevitable dooms. The ideas he preached on nationalism and one’s duty to his country were a glorious mask for the true, atrocious nature of war....   [tags: Analytical Essay, Literary Analysis] 619 words
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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Ignorance in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, is about what this world will become if we continue to disregard knowledge and focus on the irrelevant parts of life. In the novel, books are burned rather than read, knowledge is feared rather than pursued, and no one is happy. In this world, reading is a crime, but for some people in this novel, it is a way of life. Bradbury is suggesting that reality is not far from the world he has depicted in this book, and that soon, ignorance may be valued over knowledge....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 444 words
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Authority Abusers are Spreading Like a Disease: Wole Soyinka's 'Every Dictator's Nightmare' - Ever since the beginning of time, rulers and dictators have tried to control the so-called lesser beings into doing anything they want them to do and made them slaves for their own pleasure. These lords of leadership have cruelly made their peasants scrub the toilet full of putrid smelling feces, lay there crying while they rape them every night, and work a field with calloused, arthritic hands that will never put the bountiful harvest to their malnourished lips because slaves are not worthy....   [tags: Dictatorship, Analytical Essay] 752 words
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Prejudice in the Book, Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry - In the book Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry, the main theme of prejudice is constantly explored. In almost every single event or detail in the story may link to a case of prejudice or a reaction against prejudice. First I would like to talk about the historical context of the book, then life for the Logans in general. This book is set in 1933 in Mississippi during the Great Depression. At that time, the South was extremely racist. Many of the whites were very disappointed to have lost the Civil War, since slavery had brought them a huge amount of riches....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 980 words
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