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Deterioration of the Tribal System in Cry, the beloved Country - Throughout the entirety of the novel one of the main points that Paton stresses very heavily is the fact that the tribal system was and is continuing to do deteriorate from start to finish. While his points of view and his opinions on the crumbling of the system are irrelevant Paton does make a fair point in saying that the tribal system and he shows it in various yet numerous parts in the book. Even from the first chapter of the book when Paton is describing South Africa through the eyes of Kumalo, he shows signs that the tribal system is becoming a thing of the past if not already there....   [tags: foreshadowing, traditions, judicial]
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For the Good of South Africa in Theophilus Msimangu's Cry, the Beloved Country - ... In return, the African National Congress responds with campaigns of civil disorder, to hopefully prove a point to their oppressors. However, unfortunately this time to no avail. A decade later, in the Sharpeville massacre, seventy demonstrators were shot and killed because of simple protest. This led to a chain reaction of more rights being taken away from the people. Firstly, the African National Congress was banned, in hopes of preventing protests from happening, although the ban may not of accomplished as much as it was hoped for....   [tags: injustice, racism, apartheid] 1669 words
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The Beloved Children's Storybook, Winnie the Pooh by Alan Alexander Milne - ... This essay is interested on the following question: What are the characteristics in the book and film that make Winnie the Pooh such an enduring and successful character. Pooh having to be such appealing character is by no accident. The book Winnie the Pooh and Disney’s film adaptation together make an effort to attract the world’s attention. The story by Milne and the lively pictures by Edward Shepard, the illustrator inspired Disney’s adaptation; characteristics in the book and film coincide with each other to make such successful creation....   [tags: animation, disney, bear]
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Letter Correspondance Between Denver From Beloved And Tayo From Ceremo - Letters I have decided to write letters of correspondence between Tayo and Denver. These letters will entail the relationships they have with their family lives and other aspects of the characters. There is of course the problem of timelines and that these two characters are apart in their setting about a hundred or so years. Not to mention that Tayo is half white and half American Indian and Denver is an African American whose mother was a slave. Letter #1 Dear Denver, You don’t know who I am, but I got your address from a friend of mine....   [tags: essays research papers] 1743 words
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Gender Roles and Power Struggles in Edmund Spencer’s Amoretti - During the course of Edmund Spencer’s Amoretti, the “Petrarchan beloved certainly underwent a transformation” (Lever 98); the speaker depicts the beloved as merciless and is not content with being an “unrequited lover” (Roche 1) as present in a Petrarchan sonnet. Throughout Sonnet 37 and Sonnet 54, the speaker provides insight into the beloved not seen within the Petrarchan sonnets; though the speaker does present his uncontrollable love for the beloved, he does so through his dissatisfaction with his position and lack of control....   [tags: Amoretti Essays]
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Why we Should Love the Non Lover - Why we Should Love the Non Lover Loving happens as natural as the rising of the sun. At some point in our lives, we all profess to love someone or something. For as long as the word and notion of love has existed, there have been innumerable attempts to explain just what love is and whom we should or should not love. Even the Bible, commands its believers to love their neighbors, family, friends, and enemies as they love themselves. The Phaedrus, one of Plato's greatest dialogues delves into the love in terms of who would be best for us to love and why....   [tags: Papers] 700 words
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The Beauty of Shakespeare's Sonnets - In today's society, not many books or songs describe the true value of human relationships. Most popular songs and books are all about partying and doing things that make us forget about morals. However, if you were to read some of Shakespeare's sonnets, you would find that human relationship's are very much valued. By showing that friendship can mend a persons sorrows, that love could and should be immortalized, and that marriage between two individuals can be strong and true, Shakespeare's sonnets 55, 30, and 116 truly explain the real value of human relationships....   [tags: Shakespeare, Human Relationships, Analysis]
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Ghazal by Mimi Khalvati - Khalvati uses a charming and seductive persona to readily demonstrate the feelings the speaker has for their beloved who is unattainable and beyond their reach and to also explore the different aspect of love such as love can be calm and contemplative as suggested by the ‘grass’ and ‘breeze’ . The relationship is first conveyed through the statement ‘if I am the grass and you the breeze, blow through me’ this is very sentimental and has a big emphasis on the power and beauty of nature contrasted with the easily changeable and equally powerful human emotion but it also establishes a very slow pace as to which the relationship is building....   [tags: poetry, poem analysis] 629 words
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Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 - During the Renaissance period, most poets were writing love poems about their lovers/mistresses. The poets of this time often compared love to high, unrealistic, and unattainable beauty. Shakespeare, in his sonnet 18, continues the tradition of his time by comparing the speakers' love/mistress to the summer time of the year. It is during this time of the year that the flowers and the nature that surround them are at there peak for beauty. The theme of the poem is to show the speakers true interpretation of beauty....   [tags: Poetry] 820 words
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Isolation in Dr. Frankenstein - Isolation Isolation is one the roots of the problems and calamities endured by many characters depicted in the beloved and Dr Frankenstein. We see individuals like Sethe forced into slavery, she was abandoned by her mother, who was killed after a failed attempt to run away. She experienced hard times before being sold to sweet home at a tender age. Fast forward down years later, she started her own family with Halle. We see Sethe turn out to be someone who is obsessed with taking care of her children, we know she would do anything for her children, which included killing them to avoid capture by schoolteacher and his goons....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Mary Shelley, Novel]
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Essay on Gender in William Shakespeare's Sonnets - Gender in Shakespeare’s Sonnets      Much has been made (by those who have chosen to notice) of the fact that in Shakespeare's sonnets, the beloved is a young man. It is remarkable, from a historical point of view, and raises intriguing, though unanswerable, questions about the nature of Shakespeare's relationship to the young man who inspired these sonnets. Given 16th-Century England's censorious attitudes towards homosexuality, it might seem surprising that Will's beloved is male. However, in terms of the conventions of the poetry of idealized, courtly love, it makes surprisingly little difference whether Will's beloved is male or female; to put the matter more strongly, in some ways it...   [tags: Shakespeare Sonnet] 1781 words
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He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven - In “He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven,” William Butler Yeats uses an extended metaphor about the “cloths of heaven” to capture the idea that he wishes he could give his beloved the best that he has to offer. The poem expresses that the author would be willing to make big sacrifices to attain the love of his life, Maud Gonne, but in the end the speaker will not succeed at wooing her, as consequence of the following. Though, Yeats does state that he loves Gonne and says that she is more precious to him than cloths "Enwrought with golden and silver light," he is only saying this to exalt himself in the eyes of others....   [tags: William Butler Yeats, poem analysis] 770 words
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The Islamic Faith Sufism - Islam, as a religion, is divided into two different sects, Sunni and Shi'i. These divisions have their own separate values and rituals that create an unconquerable schism between them. The gap, however, is somewhat bridged by a twist on the Islamic faith known as Sufism. The mystic ways of the Sufi society make it very appealing to both Sunnis and Shiites, not to mention the newcomers to the Islamic faith. Sufism uses the quality of unification and the quality of appeal to make it one of the strongest aspects of Islam....   [tags: essays research papers] 1337 words
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Definitions of Love - The Book of the Duchess is said to be a tribute, a eulogy of sorts. But as with any other story, there is more than one level to The Book of the Duchess. One of the things Geoffrey Chaucer seemed to do in The Book of the Duchess was to define refined love. Chaucer gave the first pieces of his definition of refined love within the story of the King Seys and his wife Alcione. This first idea that Chaucer gives of refined love is of what one should feel when his or her love is gone longer than he or she should be....   [tags: European Literature] 730 words
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Romantic Holiday Escapes in Europe for Dreamy New Year - A romantic Holiday on New Year is one of the dearest desires of a couple and if you wish to make your beloved happy, you must surprise him/her with a perfect gift for forthcoming New Year; a romantic holiday in some place beautifully romantic and lovable that can increase the charm of you kissing your beloved at midnight. Apparently finding a good place with your choice can be a difficult thing but here we have some of the most exotic New Year escapes in Europe where you can visit and make that one night the most memorable time of your love life....   [tags: romantic, new year, paris] 559 words
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Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 - This sonnet is by far one of the most interesting poems in the book. Of Shakespeare's sonnets in the text, this is one of the most moving lyric poems that I have ever read. There is great use of imagery within the sonnet. This is not to say that the rest of the poems in the book were not good, but this to me was the best, most interesting, and most beautiful of them. It is mainly due to the simplicity and loveliness of the poem’s praise of the beloved woman that it has guaranteed its place in my mind, and heart.The speaker of the poem opens with a question that is addressed to the beloved, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" This question is comparing her to the summer tim...   [tags: Sonnet 18 Essay] 1253 words
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Native & Afro American attitudes to the land - "The land was not `new' to the Indian, and the Black who worked it didn't own it." Discuss the ways in which Native American and Afro American attitudes to the land, as represented in Beloved and The Names, differ both from one another and the attitudes of European Americans. Native American and Afro American cultures both have differing attitudes towards the land. These two perceptions of the land, as portrayed in Morrison's Beloved and Momaday's The Names are significantly different from the established European American view....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1898 words
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The Art of William Hogarth - William Hogarth , an English painter whose use of satire condemned the traditions and daily routine of the aristocracy , deriving his muse as a sequential artist through his beloved father Richard Hogarth whose occupation as a Latin school teacher(this era is beginning to abandon the neoclassical representation of figures more emphasizing aspects of dimension or symmetry, displaying symbolic elements of the era but not reestablishing the authenticity of neoclassical style) , provide a limited form of income which forced William Hogarth to take on an apprenticeship as an engraver under the guidance and supervision of Elis Gamble....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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The Boxwood Bushes: Short Story - ... The walls were insulated by the snow on the leaves, protecting her from the fierce winds. Here she was safe. Here she was able to think without being interrupted. She thought about the warm months slowly approaching. She thought about her family quickly falling apart. It’s Christmas, shouldn’t everyone be happy. Isn’t this a time to be grateful we have each other. Denver didn’t understand why everyone was so mad. The baby was just having a fit, no need to ruin Christmas over it. Couldn’t they find a way to include her....   [tags: winter, snow christmas, bushes] 591 words
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Christ Has No Body - I was excited to receive your letter and I am equally thrilled to respond to your request. For thousands of years mankind has conflicted against the power of evil in order to reach a state of harmony with God. The many different views of each religion seem to have compounded the issue of who may be right and who may be wrong. Regardless of our personal beliefs, our goal seems to always remain the same, to be united with Christ in heaven. The poems of St. Teresa of Avila, My Beloved One is Mine and Christ Has No Body, are illustrative of the thoughtful and emotional impact Christ had on the life of St....   [tags: Religion ]
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Sonnet 43 - Sonnet 43, A Touching Love Poem &#9; &#9;If one were to ever receive a love poem, Shakespeare’s Sonnet 43 would be and excellent poem to receive. The sonnet is addressed to the beloved of the speaker. The speaker talks about how the best thing he sees is upon the closing of his eyes, when he then pictures the beloved. The speaker talks about how the rest of the world is unworthy to look upon compared to the beloved. The speaker talks about how sleep is the best time, because that is when he can see the beloved in his dreams....   [tags: essays research papers] 801 words
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Significance of Feet in Plato’s Symposium - The Significance of Feet in Plato’s Symposium Plato’s Symposium presents an account of the party given at the house of Agathon, where Socrates and Alcibiades are in attendance. The men at the party take turns eulogizing the god Eros. In Agathon’s eulogy, he describes Eros as a soft and tender being. When Socrates speaks, however, he makes a correction of his host’s account, by saying the soft and tender thing is the beloved, and not the lover, as Agathon would have it. When Alcibiades enters the party toward the end of the dialogue, he complains that Socrates is deceiving Agathon....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]
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All for Show – The Post-Petrarchan Poetry of Wyatt, Sidney, and Spenser - The difficulty of discussing the representation of women in the work of sixteenth century English poets like Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sir Philip Sidney, and Edmund Spenser is the need to address authorial intent in its historical context. As a critic, one cannot attribute to words what the author did not intend; however, one can attribute intentions that the author did not word. For example, it is easy to justify the objectification and subordination of women in the English-Petrarchan sonnet tradition but is it entirely factual....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2216 words
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William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser - From the works of William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser it is clear that some similarities are apparent, however the two poets encompass different writing styles, as well as different topics that relate to each other in their own unique ways. In Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18” and Spenser’s “Sonnet 75”, both poets speak of love in terms of feelings and actions by using different expressive views, allowing the similar topics to contain clear distinctions. Although Edmund Spenser’s “Sonnet 75” and William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18” relate in the sense that love is genuine and everlasting, Spenser suggests love more optimistically, whereas Shakespeare focuses on expressing the beauty and stability of...   [tags: Similarities, Writing Style] 759 words
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The Fanonian Conception of Race - ... It was not clear if Beloved was an incarnation of the infant, spirit of a dead baby, or just a ghost. People assumed that she was the dead infant in a grown woman’s body. She represented as a baby in many ways, cannot walk, impaired speech, and no control over her body. She was identified as a baby and that her mother is her only possession. As Beloved is there, Sethe tries to forget the past or leave it behind, but it’s very difficult as she is there. Sethe tries but fails to remember the African language that was spoken by her mother to remember her mother....   [tags: racism, human, socially, culturally] 1718 words
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The Sonnet Genre Combining with Figurative Language - The Sonnet Genre Combining with Figurative Language Compare how the conventions of the sonnet genre combine with figurative language to create meaning in at least two texts. Originating in Italy, the sonnet was established by Petrarch in the 14th century as a major form of love poetry, and came to be adopted in England in the 16th century (Oxford Literary terms). Overtime there have been different types of sonnets written, for example the Italian (Petrarchan) sonnet, the English (Shakespearean) sonnet and the Spenserian sonnet....   [tags: Sonnets Literature Shakespeare Essays] 1897 words
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The Flea by John Donne - The Flea by John Donne In the poem "The Flea", by John Donne, the speaker uses a peculiar analogy in order to persuade his beloved to engage in premarital intercourse with him. The poem is composed of three stanzas that tell a story in chronological order about a flea that has sucked the blood of the two subjects. It tells the reader how the speaker attempts to persuade his beloved not to kill the flea because it is their marriage bed and then tells of how the woman still kills the flea but how the speaker uses that to take his argument one step further and explain how since it is so easy and guilt-free to kill the flea, the same could be said of her going to b...   [tags: Papers] 1051 words
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Twelfth Night Essay: Appearance vs. Reality - William Shakespeare's, Twelfth Night has many themes, but appearance vs. reality is the theme that illustrates a different picture from two perspectives, there are many characters behind their masks and disguises. Some are hiding love behind these disguises and some are trying to show their love through a different disguise. They both still being servants are using disguise differently. Malvolio, servant of Olivia, falls in love with the trap (the letter) thinking his lady likes him, and to show his love he uses a different appearance to express it....   [tags: Character Analysis, Synopsis]
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Theme of Immortality in Literature - For centuries people have desired to transcend the limits of a temporary life, yearning for the ultimately unattainable goal of immortality. Poets have also expressed in their works the desire to remain as they are with their beloved despite time and death. Although William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 55” and Edmund Spenser’s “Sonnet 75” from Amoretti both offer immortality through verse, only Spenser combines this immortality with respect and partnership, while Shakespeare promises himself immortality as long as the sonnet continues to be read....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1122 words
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Courtly Love - During the Middle Ages, Courtly love was a code which prescribed the conduct between a lady and her lover (Britannica). The relationship of courtly love was very much like the feudal relationship between a knight and his liege. The lover serves his beloved, in the manner a servant would. He owes his devotion and allegiance to her, and she inspires him to perform noble acts of valor (Schwartz). Capellanus writes, in The Art of Courtly Love, “A true lover considers nothing good except what he thinks will please his beloved”....   [tags: History, Middle Ages] 1036 words
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The Function of Desire in Relationships Between a Man and a Youth - The structure and function of different types of sexual relationships were an important part of Athenian culture, and many rules and traditions formed around these relationships based on the mores of society. The male citizens were considered the most important segment of the population, and many Greek writers address the cultural conventions, ideals, and beliefs that formed around these relationships. The three main types of sexual relationships that involved a male citizen are marriage, the relationship between a young man and an older mentor, and sexual encounters with prostitutes....   [tags: Athens Athenian Love Essays] 1630 words
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Art History - William Hogarth , an English painter whose use of satire ridiculed the traditions and daily lives of the aristocracy , creating his muse as a sequential artist through his beloved father Richard Hogarth whose occupation as a Latin school teacher, did not sustain much income, forced William Hogarth to take on an apprenticeship as an engraver under the guidance of Elis Gamble. Presenting whose potential through the crafting of trade cards(also referred to as visiting cards , usually used as business cards to promotes ones business , providing a simple and portable method of advertising)....   [tags: William Hogarth, Hogarthian Style] 1163 words
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Oprah Winfrey - The Renaissance Woman When Oprah Winfrey told her 49 million viewers, "It just stopped me cold from eating another burger!" (Tannen) about the Mad cow disease, she wouldn't know it would cost the beef industry $12 million (Deborah Tannen). Texas cattlemen tried to sue Oprah for causing this such massive downfall, but she would win (Deborah Tannen). Oprah Winfrey was once a constantly abused thirteen year old girl. Now she is arguably the most famous African American woman and her talk show is highly regarded as the most talked about show in America....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1529 words
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Analyzing Sonnet 18 - “Shall I compare thee to …” You can finish that sentence in your head can’t you. Whether you are a strong poetry enthusiast or not, you still probably know this famous poem. Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare is one of the most well-known poems of all time. Time and time again this piece of art has influenced contemporary pieces. Some examples of this would be; the song “Sonnet 18” by Pink Floyd, a novel titled The Darling Buds of May by H E Bates, and a famous essay “Rough Winds Do Shake” written by Maeve Landman....   [tags: literary analysis, shakespeare]
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Homer's The Iliad - Many great tales of brave men have always been told throughout history. Most famous stories that are known of brave men took place when wars were fought with swords, and bows, and halberds, and not with guns, and missiles. Although the best of stories of brave men didn’t always happen in real life but only in the thought of man. Even some great have been made into plays, movies and shows. In the book writing Homer has always been a great author, and story teller. Homer has always made stories feel so real, and one of homers best stories “The Iliad” has always been always been told because of it love aspect, its fighting as well as the involvement of the gods....   [tags: story and character analysis, ancient Greek epics] 1040 words
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Comparing Males in Browning's Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess - Controlling Males in Browning's Porphyria's  Lover and My Last Duchess        The death of the female beloved is the only way deemed possible by the insecure, possessive male to seize her undivided attention. This beloved woman represents the "reflector and guarantor of male identity. Hence, the male anxiety about the   woman's independence for her liberty puts his masculine self-estimation at risk"   (Maxwell 29). The jealous and controlling males in Robert Browning's "Porphyria's  Lover" and "My Last Duchess" possess a fervent desire to fix and monopolize their unconstrained female beloveds....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Compare and Contrast Alan Bradley´s Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and Edward Estlin Cumming´s Somewhere I Have Never Travelled - Alan Bradley’s novel, entitled Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and Edward Estlin Cumming’s poem, somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond, both underscore the thematic concepts of mystery, adventure, and love, but are shaped from different standpoints. The novel is an old-fashioned whodunit set in a 1950s English countryside filled with odds and ends. Taking inspiration from the illustrious Sherlock Holmes, Bradley features Flavia, an eleven year old aspiring chemist who singlehandedly solves a murder case....   [tags: compare and contrast essay, imagery, symbolism] 1222 words
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Carpe Diem in Christopher Marlowe´s The Passionate Shephard to His Love and Rober Herrick´s To the Virgins, Make Much of Time - ... In Marlowe’s Poem, the poet wants this woman to marry him and live a happy life together. “The shepherds' swains shall dance and sing for thy delight each May morning: If these delights thy mind may move, Then live with me and be my love” (Marlowe) In Herrick’s poem, the poet expresses his opinion to these young virgin women, telling them that they have a small window of opportunity to get married, and they need to do it quickly. “And while ye may, go marry; for having lost but once your prime” (Herrick) Christopher Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Beloved” is a Pastoral....   [tags: tone, type, romantic, poem, virgin, preachy] 574 words
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Female Beggars as Manifestations of Dorothy Wordsworth’s Fear of Dispossession and Preoccupation with Home - Orphaned and turned out of her home at the age of eight, Dorothy Wordsworth was preoccupied with the idea of home. Her journals mostly chronicle the lives of downtrodden women. Her empathy towards these women arises especially because they represent in corporeal form her fears of displacement. These fears are amplified by the courtship of her dearly beloved brother William and her longtime friend Mary Hutchinson, taking place when Dorothy begins the Grasmere journals. For her, William is home and home is best....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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Latent Lust in The Last Ride Together: A Study in Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis - The Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud (1865 – 1939) had been a tremendous cultural influence during the twentieth century, especially during its first half. Freud’s path-breaking work The Interpretation of Dreams came out in 1900, at the fag-end of the Victorian period. Subsequently, Freudian theories and ideas were employed to trace novel interpretations of pre-existing as well as newer literary texts. In the 1970s Freud’s thought was revised by Jacques Lacan from a linguistic standpoint. It was also during this time that the deconstructionist approach – the strategy employed by the poststructuralist school – was popularised by Jacques Derrida....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Messages Depicted in Hawthorne´s The Minister´s Black Veil and Young Goodman Brown - Nathaniel Hawthorn was an American novelist and short story writer. He is also a very interesting writer to analyze due to the psychological complexity of his work. Most of his works feature moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic Movement and, more specifically, dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. More specifically, in “The Minister´s Black Veil” and “Young Goodman Brown” these qualities and characteristics of his works are quite easy to see....   [tags: literary analysis, critical essays, criticism] 1903 words
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Commonalities Between The Sorrows of Young Werther and Romeo and Juliet - The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe and the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare are two stories that perfectly portray love and death, also known as Liebestod. Their heroes Romeo and Werther have a lot in common other than taking their own lives in the name of love and damning their souls. They share same reactions to similar situation and idolize their beloved. At the beginning of the stories Romeo and Werther are shown to have a likeness for solitude....   [tags: goethe, shakespeare]
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Speeches Benedick vs. Don John in Movie, Much Ado About Nothing - Comparing the speech of Don John and Benedick is very stiff, because both of the characters in the movie called “Much Ado about nothing “have their own qualities and motivations. Don John who is referred as “the bastard,” also known as the villain who wants to achieve the rights he deserves and revenge towards his beloved brother Don Pedro. Benedick the one funny, young and locked into a love- hate relationship with Beatrice who took an oath that he will always stay a bachelor and never going to marry anyone including Beatrice, but Beatrice is actually the true reason he gave this speech proud and loudly....   [tags: motivation, influence, revenge]
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Stages of Greif in Memorium A.H.H. by Arthur Henry Hallum - It is something that all suffer through. It is something that many question. It is one of the hardest things to understand and bear. It is death. Death happens everyday and is one of the hardest concepts to grasp. Each person deals with death differently, grieving uniquely, and yet, everyone can relate in the commonality of loss. Lord Tennyson, for example, dealt with the death of his beloved friend, Arthur Henry Hallam, in various stages, which he expressed in his poem In Memoriam A.H.H. When Hallam, Tennyson’s closest friend, died suddenly at the age of twenty-two, Tennyson felt as if his life had been crushed right before his eyes (Robson, Christ 1189)....   [tags: death, poem, denial]
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Analysis of John Donne's Poem, The Flea - The Flea John Donne’s poems are similar in their content. They usually point out at same topics like love, lust, sex and religion; only they are dissimilar in the feelings they express. These subjects reflect the different stages of his life: the lust of his youth, the love of his married middle age, and the piety of the latter part of his life. His poem,’ The Flea’ represents the restless feeling of lust during his youthful days but it comes together with a true respect for women through the metaphysical conceit of the flea as a church in the rhythm of the sexual act....   [tags: Poetry, Poem Analysis] 1411 words
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Forms of Love in Plato's Symposium - Love, in classical Greek literature, is commonly considered as a prominent theme. Love, in present days, always appears in the categories of books, movies or music, etc. Interpreted differently by different people, Love turns into a multi-faceted being. In Plato’s work Symposium, Phaedrus, Pausania, Eryximachus, Aristophane and Agathon, each of them presents a speech to either praise or definite Love. Phaedrus first points out that Love is the primordial god; Pausanias brings the theme of “virtue” into the discussion and categorizes Love into “good” one or “bad” one; Eryximachus introduces the thought of “moderation’ and thinks that Love governs such fields as medicine and music; Aristophane...   [tags: Plato, Symposium, nature of love, relationships] 2571 words
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Why the Mirabel Sisters are Butterflies - Dictator, a word that has haunted people throughout history, it means a leader who rules a country with absolute power, usually by force. Trujillo was a dictator of that kind, he was a role model in front of his people, but a murderer in the shadows. There were those who went against him in order to gain their freedom, among those brave souls were the Mirabel sister who fought for their freedom. These radicalists were known as The Butterflies, which consisted of the Mirabel sisters. The Butterflies went through a metamorphosis just like butterflies; they transformed themselves into symbols of peace through stages in their life....   [tags: In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez] 739 words
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