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Explore the Character of Mercutio in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet has many themes which are fate, death and love, these are all intertwined. At the very beginning of the play, before we even know the characters, we know that ‘death-marked’ ‘Star crossed lovers’ will ‘take their lives’ which already brings in the major themes. Shakespeare uses dramatic irony throughout the play and builds up the tension until Act 3 scene 1 where death starts to play a role. The Prologue also informs us about the Montagues and Capulets dislike for each other. The theme of love is also there thought the play....   [tags: character analysis, analytical essays] 991 words
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Frankenstein: Mary Shelley's Ability to Create Sympathy for the Monster - Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is ‘one of the pioneering works of modern science fiction’, and is also a frightening story that speaks to the ‘mysterious fears of our nature’. Mary Shelley mocks the idea of “playing God”, the idea that came from the Greek myth of Prometheus, of the Greek titan who stole Zeus’ gift of life. Both the story of Frankenstein and Prometheus reveal the dark side of human nature and the dangerous effects of creating artificial life. Frankenstein reveals the shocking reality of the consequences to prejudging someone....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 1840 words
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The Tension Within Birling's Family in Priestley's An Inspector Calls - Priestley shows that the tension is within Birling’s family in many ways. He has created the setting of the play in Birling’s dining room where all the traumatic situations occur, it’s also where they hear unpleasant news from Inspector’s arrival. This setting also makes it seem claustrophobic where the audience are controlled by Inspector’s enquiry which heightens the tension of the play between the exit and entrance in the play. An Inspector Calls starts off calmly with ‘pink and intimate’ lighting which once after Inspector’s arrival the atmosphere becomes ‘brighter and harder’....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical] 634 words
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Coping Mechanisms Used for Survival in The Things They Carried - The Things They Carried” The novel, “The Things They Carried”, is about the experiences of Tim O’Brian and his fellow platoon members during their time fighting in the Vietnam War. They face much adversity that can only be encountered in the horrors of fighting a war. The men experience death of friends, civilians, enemies and at points loss of their rationale. In turn, the soldiers use a spectrum of methods to cope with the hardships of war, dark humor, daydreaming, and violent actions all allow an escape from the horrors of Vietnam that they experience most days....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 920 words
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Social Class Within Great Expectations, The Doll's House, and Society - Social Class Within Great Expectations, The Doll's House, and Society Society has evolved over the years in many ways. Including advances in technology, and enriched education . Within the novel Great Expectations, there is a strong contrast between the rich and the poor. Similarly, in the short story, The Doll's House, the 'lower class' or poor children were displaced amongst the rest and were avoided. Although society has progressed in other ways, social class injustice is still present today....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 716 words
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The Impracticality of Kant's Discussion of Will: Consequences of Actions - In this paper, I will argue that Kant’s discussion of the will is not always practical because it is the consequences that actually matter, especially in certain situations. The main reason in support of this claim is that everyone is eventually caught in a situation where they have to choose between the lesser of two evils, which means that people should carefully think about all possible outcomes before making decisions. I. Kant and the Categorical Imperative: It is generally understood that society would tear itself apart if people suddenly stopped following a few fundamental laws; such as, arson, theft, and murder....   [tags: Categorical Imperative, Analytical Evaluation]
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Use of Symbols in Ibsen's Play, A Doll's House - Symbols are used universally to arouse interest and to stimulate the mind. Henrik Ibsen's play, A Doll's House, is filled with symbols that represent abstract ideas and concepts. These symbols successfully illustrate the inner conflicts that are going on between the characters. A few of the symbols are the Christmas tree, New year’s day, the title of the book and the nicknames Torvald called Nora emphasizes a theme of comparing perfect marriage relationship to the reality of the relationship, that is an artificial “Doll’s House” relationship....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essay] 860 words
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Comparing Heroines in Anna Karenina and War and Peace - Women of the nineteenth century represented the image of the real woman. Their beauty, charm, and rich spiritual world were the inspiration of the poetical muse in all times. Many great writers and poets reflected the images of women in their works. The image of Anna Karenina, the main character of the novel, according to Tolstoy represents both a woman, who lost herself. She stepped away from her sacred duties of being a mother and a wife, but she does not have another choice. Tolstoy tries to justify the behavior of his heroine, but at the same time her tragical destiny appears to be unavoidable....   [tags: Literary Heroes, Analytical Essay] 2447 words
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The Finale of Evil in Orwell's Shooting an Elephant - In “Shooting an Elephant,” Orwell faces a dilemma: whether or not to kill the elephant. With his final decision, the elephant finally lays dead in front of thousands of people. He explains that he was forced to shoot it because the Burmese people were expecting him to do that. In addition, he has to do it “to avoid looking like a fool” (14) in front of the crowd. At first glance, one would think that it makes sense for him to kill the elephant to save his face, but that was not the case. He effectively uses this incident to demonstrate the “real nature of imperialism” (3), where the elephant represents the British Empire....   [tags: Imperialism, Analytical Essay] 1234 words
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Guerrilla Warfare and Violence in Thomas Goodrich's "Black Flag" - Thomas Goodrich is an author that focuses most of his writings about the American Civil War. This book “Black Flag Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865” depicts some of the most violent guerrilla fighting that took place along the Kansas and Missouri border. He is very objective about presenting this sinister side of the Civil War. Mr. Goodrich’s book portrays the horrific death, destruction, merciless killings, rapes, and the millions of dollars worth of property seized or destroyed by the guerrillas on both the Union and Confederate side....   [tags: Civil War, Analytical Essay] 835 words
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Altruism and Egotism Portrayed in Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead - In the world today, altruism is associated with the “common good” of man while egotism is associated with evil and non-consideration of the fellow man. In contrast to the world’s view, Ayn Rand provides and proves a new definition for egotism through her book, The Fountainhead. She defines egotism in the context of ethics. She states: “Man-every man-is an end in himself, not a means to the ends of others; he must live for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself; he must work for his rational self-interest, with the achievement of his own happiness as the highest moral purpose of his life.” Howard Roark, the protagonist in the book is a selfish a...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 1990 words
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Analysis of the Poem, The Rape of the Lock - In classic literature it is considered a sin to think too highly of yourself, having too much pride or vanity would lead to feelings of dislike by people of your class. The reason you would be disliked is because your peers will get annoyed with you. In “The Rape of the Lock,” by Alexander Pope, he takes that distaste and annoyance toward people to a whole new level. In this now classic new twist on epic poetry, it’s timeless characters can be anyone from any time period. Pope’s version of epic poem is a very welcome twist to an old classic....   [tags: poetry, analytical essay] 1266 words
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Freedom of Choice in Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange - “Goodness is something chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.” In the novel, A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess, the protagonist, Alex is faced with many opportunities to make choices. Although the majority of Alex’s choices are bad, they are still choices. Alex’s freedom of choice is ripped from him when he becomes the subject of an experiment that forces him to make good choices, however, he is still the same bad person even through this control mechanism. It is only when he is presented with the freedom of choice again, that he becomes a good person, is truly cured....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 844 words
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Sincerity of Heroism in Faulkner's As I Lay Dying - The novel As I Lay Dying was written by Southern author William Faulkner. As I Lay Dying was completed on January 12, 1930 and was published later that year (Blotner 252). Faulkner described the work as a tour de force, being completed over the span of only several weeks (Fargnoli 44), “[setting] out deliberately to write [the novel in this fashion]. Before I ever set down the first word I said, ‘I am to write a book by which, at a pinch, I can stand or fall if I never touch ink again.’” (Tredell 89)....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays]
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Contrast of Love in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice - Psychologist Robert Sternberg developed the "Triangular Theory of Love" which defines the three components of love needed for a "perfect" relationship as commitment, passion, and intimacy (companionship) (Wikipedia). "The amount of love one experiences depends on the absolute strength of these three components, and the type of love one experiences depends on their strengths relative to each other" (Wikipedia). In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, she introduces five couples which enter into marriages in all different types of love....   [tags: critical analysis, analytical essays] 1541 words
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Love in Henry James' Turn of the Screw - To Insanity in Pursuit of Love. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is usually read as a ghost story in which the central character, the governess, tries to save the souls of two children possessed by evil. However, the short-story can be also analyzed from many different perspectives, as we come upon a number of hints that lead to various understanding of certain scenes. One of the possible interpretations is the psychoanalytical one, in which we interpret the events either from the point of view of the governess or from the perspective of the two children....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 1791 words
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Role of Women in The Epic of Gilgamesh - About 2700 years ago there lived a king by the name of Gilgamesh who ruled the city of Uruk in Mesopotamia now known to us as modern day Iraq. Parts of his life are written on clay tablets believed to be the oldest existing written story of a man’s life. (XI). “The epic of Gilgamesh”, is the story of his quest for eternal life. In this paper I will be writing about the influence that the women in his life have played in his quest. The women are, Shamhat, Ninsun, Ishtar, and, “The tavern keeper”....   [tags: Analytical Essay, Literary Analysis] 957 words
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Dreams in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman - Do you ever have a dream. What is your dream. Having a dream is crucial for people to work hard to make the dream come true. In Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman, the main character, had a dream— to be a well-liked salesman—and had strived for this dream throughout his whole life. But he committed suicide to end his life. He was not happy in the process of achieving his dream. Arthur Miller, the author, reveals a negative attitude towards Willy’s behavior and beliefs. Willy is a man with flaws that leads to his downfall....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 867 words
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Willy's Wrong Dreams in Death of a Salesman - “He had all the wrong dreams. All, all, wrong.” Why were these dreams ‘Wrong’; analyse what the ‘right’ dreams would have been. Base your answer entirely on the text. Willy had quite a few ‘wrong’ dreams and they could have turned into ‘right’ dreams if his perception of the American dream was right. Dave Singleman was the man who sowed the false umbrella dream in Willy’s mind. This umbrella dream was the American dream, for all the smaller dreams Willy came up with, started with the pursuit of the American dream....   [tags: arthur miller, Analytical Essay] 1289 words
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Conspiracy and Friendship Illustrated in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - The tragedy Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is a story filled with conspiracy and friendship. In fact friendship is the very thing that the conspirators used to blind Caesar to the fact they are trying to kill him. Caesar’s trust in these people would become his downfall. Antony is probably Caesar’s true friend. Anthony stood by him in war. Anthony was truly angered at the death of Caesar he is the one that took Caesar’s body to people. He helped enrage the people against the conspirators....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 577 words
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Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five -- A Great American Novel - For a novel to be considered a Great American Novel, it must contain a theme that is uniquely American, a hero that is the essence of a great American, or relevance to the American people. Others argue, however, that the Great American Novel may never exist. They say that America and her image are constantly changing and therefore, there will never be a novel that can represent the country in its entirety. In his novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut writes about war and its destructiveness....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 1390 words
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Theme of Hope in Jane Harrison's Play, Stolen - From the year eighteen sixty nine to the year nineteen sixty nine Aboriginal children were taken from their homes. The play ‘Stolen’ by Jane Harrison tells the story of five Aboriginal children who were forcibly extracted form their families. The children: Anne, Jimmy, Ruby, Sandy and Shirley all demonstrated the devastating impact that the removal from their families and subsequent institutionalisation had on each of their lives. Furthermore, some of the main characters maintained their hopes and dreams under different circumstances whilst a few displayed a lack of hope....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 1141 words
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Exploring the Sin in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ancestor is John Hathorne, the “hanging judge” of the Salem witch trials. He and his family were deeply troubled by this fact, so they changed the spelling of their last name from Hathorne to Hawthorne. Nathaniel couldn’t stand the cruelty of his Puritan ancestors. These ancestors contribute a small inspiration for the writing of this book. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a romance between two sinners. This book is centered on keeping sin a secret like Dimmesdale, where it mentally and physically hurt him, therefore, Hester had a better, easier life after her sin was revealed....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 962 words
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The Important Role of Pride in Sophocles' Antigone - In the novel Antigone by Sophocles, there is much betrayal in the novel, that a enormous quantity of the novel is generally about family, pride, and a drastic amount of drama. In the novel Antigone, the king Creon who was passed the thrown from Etocles because his brother Polynecies killed him for the ruling of Thebes but they both ended dying and Creon does not let anyone bury the body of Polynecies because he was a trader fighting against his brother and Thebes. Antiogone who is the sister of the brothers disobeys Creon and his order....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 1518 words
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Literary Analysis of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men - Broken Dreams "In other periods of depression, it has always been possible to see some things which were solid and upon which you could base hope, but as I look about, I now see nothing to give ground to hope—nothing of man.” (Calvin Coolidge) The Great Depression was a period with high inflation and unemployment, where millions of families lost their savings and their livelihoods. During this time many men moved out west to become ranch hands, one of the few jobs available. Many of these ranch hands were fueled by a false dream, to one day own a piece of land, and start a family....   [tags: analytical essay, literary criticism] 922 words
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Relationships in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew - Masters and Husbands/ Wives and Servants: The Ideals of Renaissance The relationships between servants and masters closely reflect the gender relationships in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Lucentio and Tranio's relationship as master and servant is an ideal of the Renaissance era according to "An Homily on the State of Matrimony." Tranio risks taking the place of his master because of his love for him and Lucentio always treats him with kindness and respect, almost like an equal. Though they are not involved romantically, Lucentio and Tranio fulfill these ideals better than any marriage in The Taming of the Shrew....   [tags: analytical essay, literary analysis] 1511 words
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The Pitfalls of Philosophical Absolutes in Voltaire's Candide - As a novel which ingeniously skewers the fashionable misinterpretation of doctrinal optimism, Candide succeeds in disgusting, amusing and surprising its audience. With unending bounds of irony and sarcasm, Candide thrusts us into a world where we meet numerous characters that endure rather exaggerated misfortune. As a result, we see several doctrinal beliefs, such as that of Pangloss and Martin. Pangloss, Candide’s mentor and philosopher, is a man of optimistic sentiment. Maintaining the belief that all is for the best in this “best of all possible worlds” (1.4), Pangloss is later found to be rather fool headed in his complacency....   [tags: literary analysis, philosophy, analytical] 872 words
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Review of Timothy Findley's Novel, The Wars - Many novels have been written about the great wars, but few are as absorbing, captivating and still capable of showing all the horrors of the battle as Timothy Findley's "The Wars"1. After reading the novel, critics and readers have been quick to point out the vast examples of symbolism shown throughout the novel. Even the author himself commented at the vast examples of symbolism throughout the novel, "Everything in that book has a life of its own. It's a carrier too -- all the objects are carriers of someone else's spirit"2....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical] 1326 words
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The Descriptiveness of Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Heart of Darkness was written by Joseph Conrad in 1902. Before it was published it appeared in a 3-part series in Blackwood’s magazine. The story tells of a detailed incident when Marlow who takes over the assignment of the captain of a ferry-boat travels into the darkness. He was employed by the Belgian Trading company. Marlow is employed to transport ivory downriver; however while doing his job, he comes across a person called Kurtz to whom he has to give the ivories after he have collected them....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 1362 words
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Kino's Emotions in Steinbeck’s Novel, The Pearl - A small twist of fate can destroy the life of an individual. Kino, a Mexican, pearl diver, is in desperate need of help when his baby, Coyotito, is stung by a scorpion. Kino feels his only hope is to find a pearl beautiful enough to sell. His dream comes true when he discovers a magnificent pearl one morning. At first the discovery of the pearl can be looked upon as not only a miracle but also a life saver. Throughout the novel it becomes apparent the pearl is no where close to a miracle. Kino’s life becomes a struggle with many decisions that have to be made....   [tags: Character Analysis, Analytical Essay] 579 words
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Feminism in both "Hamlet" and "Lady Oracle" - The literary works, Hamlet and Lady Oracle, chart both the life’s course of their main characters and underline the protagonist’s trajectory in some decisive moments of their existence, when both of them, Hamlet and Joan Foster, need to take some decisions which may change their destinies. In this brief essay I will try to point out similarities and differences between these two stories taking into consideration a feminist approach. First and foremost I would like to mention what do I mean by feminist approach and how do I intend to apply it to my essay....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay] 1190 words
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The Young Man's Predicaments in The Bridegroom - The young man is confronted with numerous predicaments in the story. He attempts to handle them himself and not with the help of his bride, the bride’s parents, Piet and the black people who are involved. The predicament that his bride-to-be will stay in his caravan in the hot Kalahari alone with the other black people when his gone and the mutual understanding between the young man and Piet when she will be living with the young man, how will he handle Piet. One would find that there is a clear divide between the young man and the black people that reside with him on the camp....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 1107 words
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Conflicts between Characters in the Glass Menagerie - The Glass Menagerie is a tale of a family caught up in their own deep struggles and sometimes selfish dreams. Throughout this memory play, the Wingfield’s struggles and conflicts lie deep within themselves, but also with each other. Laura and Tom each have profound conflicts with their mother, Amanda. What Laura wants for herself is completely different from what Amanda wants for her, as it is with Tom and Amanda. Laura’s quiet, timid life with her glass figurines greatly differs from the vivacious, successful, gentlemen- seeking life that Amanda wishes her to pursue....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 1066 words
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The Tragic Heroes in Sophocles’ Tragedy, Antigone - Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero is someone of great importance or royalty. The hero must go through something terrible such as a relative’s death. We must feel what this character is feeling throughout the story. Aristotle also said that a tragic hero scan be defeated by a tragic flaw, such as hubris or human pride. In Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone, both Creon and Antigone are tragic heroes. In the play, Creon and Antigone can be seen as good or bad characters. Both of them show traits of justice....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 775 words
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Odyssey by Homer Versus Crispin by Avi - Some people enjoy reading novels, while other people prefer reading epic poems because they like to be part of an audience and have the message said to them. “Crispin” by Avi is a novel which is written to show that people need self-esteem to succeed. A Greek epic poem called, “Odyssey” by Homer is about using personal abilities to surmount obstacles to reach your goal. These two types of literature have many similarities by following the story line, some aspects of characters and describing external conflicts....   [tags: compare/contrast, analytical essays] 581 words
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The Importance of Hospitality in the Odyssey - Xenia in The Odyssey Hospitality today is nothing like it was in Ancient Greece. Today, good hospitality is being friendly and respectful to a guest. In Ancient Greece, hospitality was something people had to do, or face the wrath of Zeus. Zeus’s law of hospitality is that any stranger that comes to your home, the host must be willing to feed, entertain, and maybe offer them a bath and anything else they might be in need of without question until those things had been given, and also give them a parting gift....   [tags: xenia, literary criticism, analytical] 843 words
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Sophocles' Oedipus Rex: Oedipus, the Tragic Hero - The play Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, tells a horrendous tale about one man's quest for the truth. In the play, King Oedipus was burdened with the task of finding his predecessor's murderer so that order may be restored to his kingdom. While his conscious mind was seeking the murderer, his unconscious mind was retarding his progress in order to conceal the truth. Tiresias prophesies the truth to Oedipus, but Oedipus's unconscious mind would not hear it. Thus, when the awful truth is finally revealed, Oedipus is overwhelmed by it....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 726 words
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Major Themes of A Streetcar Named Desire - Major Themes of A Streetcar Named Desire There are 3 major themes in the play A Streetcar Named Desire, the first is the constant battle between fantasy and reality, second we have the relationship between sexuality and death, and lastly the dependence of men plays a major role in this book. One of the first major themes of this book is the constant battle between fantasy and reality. Blanche explains to Mitch that she fibs because she refuses to accept the hand fate has dealt her. Lying to herself and to others allows her to make life appear as it should be rather than as it is....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essay] 601 words
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Autonomy vs Love in Bronte's Jane Eyre - From songs, to television, to books, and even to newspapers, the need for love is universal. Love is an emotional necessity that even Jane, from Charlotte Bronte’s book Jane Eyre, cannot ignore. Throughout the story line, Jane is constantly searching to find love. She was looking, not just for the love of a man, but for the love of a family. However, Jane’s search for love sometimes ends up challenging her autonomy. While Jane is longing for love, she is not willing to give up her independence for it....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 996 words
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Frankenstein: Analysis of the Book and Play - My definition of romanticism is when nature played a huge part to all the great artists and writers of the time. The Period of romanticism took place during the 1800s when individuals put emotion into their work and cared about education, literature, and natural history. The true romantics wanted to escape the industrial age and move away from urbanization and population in general. The romantic revolution paved the way for many writers and artists because people felt free and it gave inspiration for original ideas....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 595 words
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Supernatural Imagery Depicted in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Shakespeare uses the supernatural in many different forms during the course of Macbeth to create an atmosphere and add drama, tension and interest to the story. Many of the supernatural images which appear in the play are based on the beliefs and superstitions of those around Shakespeare’s time who would have gone to see his plays. The theme of supernatural forces and beings occurs at many different points during the play, allowing a common thread to be recognized by the audience. The supernatural imagery that Shakespeare uses can be interpreted at many different levels by members of the audience who would have ranged from royalty to working class....   [tags: Analytical Essay, Literary Analysis] 633 words
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External and Internal Conflict in Hamlet - Individual reactions to situations of external or internal conflict are reflected in much of literature. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the character of Hamlet must deal with both external and internal conflict. He faces the death of his father, the knowledge that his uncle Claudius is his father's murderer and the knowledge that he must take revenge. Hamlet's responses to these external conflicts and his own internal views proclaim his nature and character. Hamlet is very distraught and grief stricken for the death of his father, the King of Denmark....   [tags: Shakespeare, Analytical Essay] 780 words
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Community Identity in Ayn Rand's "Anthem" - The author of this text is (Ayn Rand) and she has written the book called: “Anthem,” it describes what it is like in a society when all People are not “free” to control themselves. No love or friendship is ever shared between any of the groups of people- no feelings whatsoever. Doing what ever you like as long as it is legal and no one gets hurt makes freedom from living in a free society. In this story, Ayn explains a group known as, Equality 7-2521 where the word “I” has no meaning and everyone is told what to do by a council of scholars....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 577 words
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Literary Elements of The Color Purple - Alice Walker may seem the usual type of author that is ordinary in her writing. Actually, she is not. She uses a different method to make us feel the suspense of the story with vivid details. You only live life once so why not take advantage of it. In The Color Purple, Celie’s life is the contrary. You may ask why, but there are people out there who are afraid to speak up. Alice Walker seemed to portray this novel very well making it seem realistic. The tone Walker used in the novel seemed confessional and private towards the only person she could actually tell her feelings to, God....   [tags: Alice Walker, Analytical Essay] 1088 words
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Dystopia Depicted in Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 - In Fahrenheit 451, the reader gets a very vivid description of the deplorable dystopian society by reading only the first few pages. Fahrenheit 451 was written by Ray Bradbury in 1953. A dystopia is an imaginary place where everything is as miserable and horrific as it could possibly be for the citizens. Guy Montag is the central character and a fireman, under the command of his superior fireman, Captain Beatty. Montag walks home with seventeen year old Clarisse, who asks him many unusual questions, which gets him thinking about his job....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essay] 862 words
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Psychoanalytical Criticism of A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess via Alex DeLarge Psychoanalysis is based on the idea that literature is an extension of the conscious and subconscious mind. In a novel, the emotions of an author are manifested as a story of a protagonist and his world. The protagonist is created as the author’s persona, and the setting of the story parallels events from the author’s past. In Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, the protagonist Alex DeLarge is a direct projection of Burgess’s psyche. Analysis of Burgess’s childhood confirms the psychoanalytic theory that Alex and his fictional experiences within A Clockwork Orange are the result of thoughts, fears, and desires that were suppressed by Burgess’s conscious m...   [tags: Psychoanalysis, analytical essays]
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Overcoming Resistance to Change in Organizations - ... Concerns about competence may also lead to resistance because people worry that their skills may become obsolete (low tolerance to change), and even understanding the need for change they are unable to do so because they are in a denial process. (Hayes, 2010) Structural reassurance training, education and mentoring can help overcome such fears. Another reason to resistance is based on lack of trust in the person responsible for the change. Trust that employees develop of their management determines their individual ability to accept change....   [tags: analytical and critical view] 1860 words
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The Perfect Employee in an Organization - ... As the workforce is changing, the talent acquisition system must also be enhanced and that can be done by the proper use of technological systems. HR Metrics help to measure the performance and quantify the intangible goal of HR. e.g.: Cost per hire, turnover rates etc. HR analytics is used to predict the future value of HR metrics by interpreting and interrelating those metrics. Steps in HR Analytics 1. Employee data forms the base of HR analytics. The first step is to collect employee data from different sources like the company’s past data of different departments 2. Next step is to analyze the data with the help of a data analysis tool like Oracel’s OBIA , IBM PureData 3. The third s...   [tags: human resources, analytical, economy] 854 words
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Analysis of Bradbury's Dandelion Wine - Dandelion Wine After reading Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, I became more aware of the magic of summer and what it means to truly live. The novel gave me a new perspective of thee idea that life is like summer where you’re alive and feel free, but how it sadly doesn't last forever. The novel opened me up to the idea of looking at person’s mental age instead of their physical age. The novel follows the path of Douglas, a twelve-year-old boy living in Green Town, Illinois. In the novel, Douglas strives to enjoy his summer and to live his life to its fullest....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 809 words
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Satan's Pity in Paradise Lost - ... Throughout the passage, Milton inserts beautifully emotional words that describe Satan’s contrasting feelings: grief and joy, woe and bliss, loathing and delight. The positive feelings that Satan expresses, though describing Adam and Eve’s state, reflect the good nature in Satan. That nature is visibly small, as Satan describes himself as joyful or blissful. He merely observes this happiness in Adam and Eve; he even speaks the words with hints of regret. The negative words have a much more powerful effect: Satan uses these words to describe his own feelings and his own domain, Hell....   [tags: John Milton, analytical essay] 673 words
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Illusory Infidelity in Othello - Love throughout history has been considered an enigma with an emphasis on emotions such as compassion and appreciation; nevertheless as with most beneficial substances it is subject to fundamental flaws. Modern society is abundant in gossip, scandal, and misconception, all factors that ruin a legitimate relationship. William Shakespeare’s, Othello is a typical and most perfect tragedy that depicts a prevailing relationship midst blood, violence and revenge. The protagonist, Othello undergoes a transformation from a happy man to a disturbed beast as suspicion of his wife’s faithfulness to lieutenant Cassio intensifies....   [tags: Analytical Essay, Shakespeare, marriage, ] 1308 words
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Supernatural and Natural Imagery in Jane Eyre - Supernatural values and natural imagery are a major theme throughout Charlotte Bronte’s novel, Jane Eyre. This essay will examine the representation of natural and supernatural values that play an integral role in developing the story in Jane Eyre. From the beginning of the novel, the main character, Jane encounters the supernatural. Charlotte Bronte uses both supernatural and gothic themes to enhance situations for the reader and to develop the characters. In particular natural imageries have been used to convey a human connection with the natural world and human nature (Franklin, 1995)....   [tags: Literary Techniques, Analytical Essay, Charlotte B] 2129 words
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