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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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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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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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The People’s Princess: Diana of Wales - "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you" (Diana, Princess of Wales). Princess Diana was one of the world’s most beloved and recognizable figures. Diana exemplified beauty and style, yet she was more than a pretty face as she changed the way the public looks at modern monarchies through her humanitarian efforts and down to earth approach. Diana’s life seemed like a charmed one. She was the daughter of nobility chosen to marry the Prince of England....   [tags: prince of england, generosty, compassion]
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Gauri Deshpande’s Between Births: Poetic Sensibility - A poem is a composite art symbol and is a signature of aesthetic competent. Gauri Deshpande excels in her poetic creativity and the fabric of sensibility that she articulates is not only significant but is also innovative. The enduring quality of her poetry is not only a sum total of past heritage but is also referential, expressive and connotative. Gauri Deshpande is a name that the critic and the reader of Indian English Poetry can not by-pass without leaving a conspicuous lacuna in his repertoire....   [tags: Female Subjectivity, Emotional Soul]
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The Immortal Work of the Poet as Seen in Shakespeare's Sonnet 55 - The Immortal Work of the Poet as Seen in Shakespeare's Sonnet 55 Since the beginning of recorded time, humanity has attempted to give immortality through art. Great people have attempted to have themselves remembered through statues and other means. The poet too, has attempted the same feat. Capturing within his or her lines the essence and emotion of someone whom he or she loved. During the Renaissance, the sonnet was the poetic form of choice. The sonnet is only fourteen lines in length and generally had ten syllables per line....   [tags: Papers] 644 words
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A Theological Response to Natural Suffering - A Theological Response to Natural Suffering In his book, The Sacred Canopy, Peter Berger asserts that ``Religion has played a strategic part in the human enterprise of world building,`` and `` implies the farthest reach of his ( man`s) infusion of reality with his own meaning.`` (Berger, 1967, 27) Thus, theology, another term for religion, is the foundation of human sense of the meaning of life and closely related to our daily life. The 921 earthquake occured on September 21, 1999 that caused the most serious damage in Taiwan since 1935....   [tags: Earthquake Religion Suffering God Papers]
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“Beauty is truth, truth beauty” - Of the five odes written by John Keats, this ode was written to show the beauty of love through a work of art. This work of art is a Grecian Urn, one side adorned with a woman being pursued by a “bold lover” and on the other a priest leading a heifer to be sacrificed. The beauty of this poem is given in five stanzas of iambic pentameter with a two part rhyme scheme, giving the poem a sense of a two part structure and, furthermore, two meanings just as there are two sides of the urn. The manifest meaning is one of the picture being timeless and the love eternal, while the latent meaning is that of silence and how love can be expressed without word or sound....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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The Immortality of the Soul - Plato has roused many readers with the work of a great philosopher by the name of Socrates. Through Plato, Socrates lived on generations after his time. A topic of Socrates that many will continue to discuss is the idea of “an immortal soul”. Although there are various works and dialogues about this topic it is found to be best explained in The Phaedo. It is fair to say that the mind may wonder when one dies what exactly happens to the beloved soul, the giver of life often thought of as the very essence of life does it live on beyond the body, or does it die with it....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Probation, Drawn and Quartered…Anything Else - As Prince of Verona it is my duty to announce to the people of Verona, the punishments and pardons of each of the persons responsible in some way for the death of the Montague Romeo and the Capulet Juliet. Friar Lawrence, will be punished, however under the circumstances, not severely. The Nurse shall be pardoned for her limited involvement. Balthasar, Romeo’s servant, shall be pardoned for his actions. Capulet, is guilty, and shall be punished accordingly, as well as Montague. Although all those mentioned afore have some association with deaths of these two lovers and Paris, for some it was not their involvement but rather a conspiring of events, or rather a twist of fate that led them to...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare] 1276 words
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The Life of William Shakespeare - The Life of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is one of the most identifiable icons of England. Shakespeare was one of the greatest and most influential playwright and poet during his lifetime. He is known as the greatest dramatist of all time due to his many poems and plays, such as “Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?” and Romeo and Juliet. However, despite being so well known in the world of literature, there is not much known about the childhood of William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare is said to be born on April 23, 1564, although his actual birthday is not known, and was baptized at the holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564....   [tags: england, romeo and juliet]
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Code Hero Frederic Henry in Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms - In Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, the code hero is the protagonist Lieutenant Frederic Henry. Frederic is no exception and presents with the common features of any Hemingway hero. He treats women as mere objects of sexual pleasure, religion and the afterlife as inconsequential, and defeat with a measure of grace and finesse incomparable. His love for Catherine Barkley is sexually motivated, the author consistently casts a level of skepticism on religion through Frederic and his interactions, and even while facing the death of his child and beloved Catherine, Frederic walks away evidently unfazed....   [tags: character analysis, literary criticism] 609 words
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Moral Theory and Personal Relationships - Moral Theory and Personal Relationships In his article "The Schizophrenia of Modern Ethical Theories," Michael Stocker argues that mainstream ethical theories, namely consequentialism and deontology, are incompatible with maintaining personal relations of love, friendship, and fellow feeling because they both overemphasise the role of duty, obligation, and rightness, and ignore the role of motivation in morality. Stocker states that the great goods of life, i.e. love, friendship, etc., essentially contain certain motives and preclude others, such as those demanded by mainstream ethics.11 In his paper "Alienation, Consequentialism, and the Demands of Morality," Peter Railton argues that...   [tags: Michael Stocker Ethical Theories Essays]
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Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare - Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare SONNET 18 William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 is one of one hundred fifty four poems of fourteen lines written in Iambic Pentameter. These sonnets exclusively employ the rhyme scheme, which has come to be called the Shakespearean Sonnet. The sonnets are composed of an octet and sestet and typically progress through three quatrains to a concluding couplet. It also contains figurative language and different poetic devices used to create unique effects in his sonnets....   [tags: Poetry Poem] 1522 words
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Biblical Rhythm - Biblical Influences on Cry, the Beloved Country or: Cry, the Beloved Country: Like the Bible but Shorter To anyone and everyone: This is one of the great books. It reads like a lovely poem. Enjoy and reflect. --unknown lawyer from Chicago The owner of the South Haven, Michigan bookstore The Hidden Room discovered this simple yet memorable comment written firmly on a memo card of a noted Chicago legal firm. The card was left in a copy of Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country. From his early childhood, Paton was a lover of language and a devout Christian....   [tags: essays research papers] 709 words
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Literary Analysis: A Laodicean - A Laodicean tells the love story between George Somerset, a young man who is pursuing his architectural studies and Paula Power, a wealthy heiress of a famous railway contractor. Somerset and Paula first meet when the former comes to inspect the castle Paula inherited from her father. Paula allows him every opportunity to examine the aged castle and carry out restorations after a competition in which his design was chosen. Somerset hires Dare, the son of Captain De Stancy to help him with measurements but finds him lazy and fires him....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 748 words
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Biography of Pablo Neruda - Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was a poet who used his work to educate people on what life was really about, and that choice made him a controversial figure in South America. Like every author he did face criticism, but his wasn’t negative. He was a great political figure, and many people looked up to him for wisdom. BIOGRAPHY Nefali Ricardo Reyes Bausualto was born on July 12, 1904 in Parral, Chile. Less than a month after his birth, his mother Rosa lost her long battle with Tuberculosis and died....   [tags: south america, poems, stories, the fear]
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Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique - Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique Hector Berlioz wrote the Symphonie fantastique at the age of 27. He based the program on his own impassioned life and transferred his memoirs into his best- known program symphony. The story is about a love sick, depressed young artist, while in his despair poisons himself with opium. His beloved is represented throughout the symphony by the symbolic idee fixe. There are five movements throughout symphony. The program begins with the 1st movement: Reveries, Passions symbolizing the artist's life prior to meeting his beloved....   [tags: Composer Music Berlioz Fantastique Essays] 1042 words
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Pre-Islamic Qasidas - Pre-Islamic Qasidas Throughout the years and to all different walks on the face of the earth, heroes exist with various meanings to each individual. It is extremely hard to put one definition to this word. What one may see as a hero, another may not. Some definitions include, a brave man, a superman, a champion, a conqueror, a victor, and a winner. This definition though varies through diverse people's eyes. A serial killer may view Charles Manson as his/her hero, while others may view someone who has favorable traits as their hero (in a good sense)....   [tags: Papers] 1201 words
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Paul D. Challenging the View that Morrison is a Feminist Writer - Does the character of Paul D challenge the view that Morrison is a feminist writer. Paul D is a character who has suffered tremendously at the hands of slavery. His brutal ordeals as part of the chain gang show how much this has affected him. This is designed to create pathos for the character and this pathos is heightened when he is portrayed as a strong yet kind character, a ‘gentle giant.’ He is also proud of his masculinity and values a sense of autonomy when he is allowed one. This suggests that his character does challenge the view that Morrison is a feminist writer....   [tags: English Literature] 1209 words
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Sonnets 18 and 130: Defending and Defying the Petrarchan Convention - Sonnets 18 and 130: Defending and Defying the Petrarchan Convention               During the Renaissance, it was common for poets to employ Petrarchan conceit to praise their lovers. Applying this type of metaphor, an author makes elaborate comparisons of his beloved to one or more very dissimilar things. Such hyperbole was often used to idolize a mistress while lamenting her cruelty. Shakespeare, in Sonnet 18, conforms somewhat to this custom of love poetry, but later breaks out of the mold entirely, writing his clearly anti-Petrarchan work, Sonnet 130....   [tags: Shakespeare Sonnet anti-Petrarchan]
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The Role of Peter in the Ministry of Jesus - The Role of Peter in the Ministry of Jesus Peter is mentioned 39 times in the fourth gospel, which is much more than in either of the other synoptics. The fourth gospel does not have an inner circle so to speak as existed in Mark’s gospel and is not the key figure, again just like in Mark’s gospel, in the fourth gospel the Beloved Disciple is the key figure, but whenever he is mentioned so is Peter. Peter’s first mention in the gospel is when his brother Andrew says that the Messiah has been found and he wants to retrieve his brother, who was then called Simon....   [tags: Papers] 607 words
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Role of Women in Homeric Greek Society - Including both Homer’s works, the Odyssey and Iliad, he echoes his cultures conception of women as being either helpers of men or hindrances or restraints to them, however essentially insubstantial in their own right. Yet the only exceptions to this rule are immortals such as Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite, who function by a different set of guidelines because they are goddesses. For instance, they are allowed to have more independence then flesh- and-blood women because they are already symbols of some random abstract virtue or perhaps a principle, or beauty, and therefore they instantly have their own role to fill....   [tags: women, greece, gender, Homer,] 1914 words
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Edgar Allen Poe's Use of Diction - Edgar Allen Poe's Use of Diction Born in 1809, losing his parents and contact with his siblings before the age of three, Edgar Allen Poe had no idea that he was destined to be a great writer. Before he mysteriously died in 1849, he wrote many tales, including poems and short stories, which immortalized his name. The Raven was one of Poe's greatest poems that brought him much fame. Poe's The Raven displays his poetical prowess through the use of his method to writing, diction and literary techniques. Like others held in the spotlight, Poe's talent and works were analyzed by critics....   [tags: Papers] 974 words
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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 expressed in certain poems 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” both present immortality through verse, only Spenser combines this wish for immortality with love and companionship, while Shakespeare promises himself immortality as long as the sonnet continues to be read....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1229 words
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Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) - Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) Berlioz (bear-lee-ohz) was a French composer whose father was a doctor; to please his father, he went to medical school, but he spent more time going to concerts and to the theatre than studying medicine. Berlioz played flute and guitar, but is best known as a composer and orchestrator. As a student at the Paris Conservatory, he tried several times to earn the prestigious Prix de Rome, finally winning in 1830. During his medical school days, Berlioz attended performances of an English theatrical troupe....   [tags: Papers] 652 words
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Sophies Heart/By Lori Wick - Sophie's Heart, by Lori Wick, is the story of Sophie, an educated young woman who moves from her homeland, Czechoslovakia, to America where she becomes a housekeeper for a loneyly young widower and his three children. This book takes place mainly in Wisconsin in the 1990's. Sophie moved from Czechoslovakia to American and became employed as a housekeeper for Alec Riley. She grew to love his three children and gradually her love extended to Alec himself, who returned her love with his own. Near the end of this novel, Sophie and Alec get married....   [tags: essays research papers] 741 words
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Women in The Odyssey - Women in The Odyssey In The Odyssey the main character, Odysseus, meets and entertains an impressive array of women. All of the women that he meets are very different and have different personalities and Homer clearly states his attitude towards each of the women. Some of the women are seen as essentially 'good' or essentially 'bad.' It is also clear that Homer adopts a sexist attitude towards the women in his novel. In The Odyssey women are generally portrayed as manipulative and deceitful and Homer is a sexist who holds a double standard of morality for men and for women....   [tags: Papers] 696 words
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Opposing Societies - Imagine this: a city, with dusty streets full of racially mixed people all hustling to reach their destination. Buildings loom over the road, each large and intimidating. Then the scenery changes in an instant, revealing a landscape that looks as though it belongs on a tapestry. The dusty streets disappear, leaving a single, long, dry road. Black traders and farmers trek this road every so often. Fields that should be thriving with vegetation lay vacant, with dust swirling up in the wind. Off in the distance, one can see small houses and towering mountains....   [tags: Literature Review] 712 words
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Art History - The Breakfast Scene is part of an episodic sequence of paintings, in order to display a satirical perspective of the aristocracy. The medium presented is oil on canvas , and was completed in 1745 and now resides within the National Gallery in London. The narrative presented reflects the frivolous spending of the nobility, in order to satisfy certain aspects of eroticism. Depicting a vice count returning from a night at the local brothel , only to find his beloved lounging area defiled by his parents banquet....   [tags: The Breakfast Scene] 725 words
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Lone Star - Lone Star places particular emphasis on what happens when culture collide. Part of the agenda of this film is to draw attention to the contingency of these stories and find truth within them. It depicts the wars between culture and races and the inbred stereotypes that are perpetuated through community members. The film intends to illustrate the consequences of multiculturalism as a device to evoke change and acceptance amongst al human beings. Through a noir murder mystery piece, the viewer get to experience the complex dynamic between white, black and Hispanic people in a community from the past and present....   [tags: Film Analysis, Political Statements] 2235 words
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Decade by Amy Lowell - Decade by Amy Lowell When you came, you were like red wine and honey, And the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness. Now you are like morning bread, Smooth and pleasant. I hardly taste you at all for I know your savour, But I am completely nourished. Amy Lowell produced the majority of her poems after her acquaintance with the actress Ada Russell, a widow eleven years older than Lowell, with whom she shared the last thirteen years of her life. Russell became Lowell’s beloved companion, secretary, and nurturing muse....   [tags: English Literature:] 431 words
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Toni Morrison - Toni Morrison In the mid twentieth century, the Civil Rights Movement influenced African-American writers to express their opinions. Most African-American writers of the time discussed racism in America and social injustice. Some authors sought to teach how the institution of slavery affected those who lived through it and African-Americans who were living at the time. One of these writers was the Toni Morrison, the novelist, who intended to teach people about all aspects of African-American life present and past....   [tags: Biography Toni Morrison Author Essays]
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The Wedding Planner - Chaucer’s tale of courtly love may have been written in the fourteenth century, but the growth of love that occurs in the story is still a concept that can be seen in the twenty-first century. The script for The Wedding Planner, a 2001 romantic comedy, contains the following lines, said by father to daughter about the development of love in his arranged marriage: “I appreciated her. Then the appreciation grew to respect. Respect grew to like. Then like grew to love.” While Troilus fell head-over-heels in love with Criseyde, his beloved needed some time and persuasion to warm up to his affection....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1627 words
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Platos "The Symposium" - In Greek culture around the time of Plato, the perfect ideal person was considered. Plato’s idea that there was a perfect world of ideas affected this pieces subject and the subject’s action. Many works of his time period were sculptures that were meant to be viewed from all angles, attempting to be a closer match to that of the ideal. This idea that the ideal world was real and what matter not the physical also effect the actions depicted in many works of this time period. Most of the works are depicting an ideal Greek person performing a noble act not just a common act....   [tags: essays research papers] 2183 words
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Edward Estlin Cummings - Edward Estlin Cummings was an American poet – the second most widely read poet in the United States, after Robert Frost – born in 1894. He was immensely popular, especially among younger readers for his work; he experimented radically with form, punctuation, spelling and syntax. The majority of his poems turn to the subjects of love, war, and sex, with such simplistic language, abandoning traditional techniques to create new means of poetic expression. “Somewhere I have never travelled”, is a very highly acclaimed poem....   [tags: essays research papers] 1239 words
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Apartheid in Literature - Apartheid in Literature Apartheid In researching the existing text related to Apartheid, there must first be proper definitions of the term 'Apartheid'. Next comes the identification and analysis of works of literature that speak of Apartheid and the lives of people under the South African government. There will be a review of literature concerning Apartheid, where the validity and reliability of each reference source used to shed light on this issue will also be considered....   [tags: South African Apartheid Essays] 786 words
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Crime And Punishment: Is There Or Is There Not Such A Thing As Crime? - Crime and Punishment: Is There or is There Not Such a Thing as Crime. For this question, I have chosen to discuss the following three works of literature: Crime and Punishment, by Feodor Dostoevsky, Beloved, by Toni Morrison, and Utopia, by Sir Thomas More. To begin with an omniscient and philosophical frame of reference, crime is only defined as crime by the society defining it. When a mass of human beings coagulate to¬ gether and form a civilized society, they are bound to make rules and laws to follow and bide by; for laws are one of the cornerstones of a civilized society....   [tags: essays research papers] 1022 words
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Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Romantic Love of Silvius and Phebe - As You Like It: The Romantic Love of Silvius and Phebe There are several types of love depicted in Shakespeare's As You Like It. One variety of love portrayed in this comedy is romantic love, the romantic literary ideal which became popular in the Middle Ages. According to the courtly love tradition a lover worships his lady and serves her, suffers all sorts of indignities for her sake, and thinks only of her. He must be loyal to her for life, no matter how badly she treats him, or how much he suffers for unrequited love....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 717 words
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A Comparison of Romantic Love in Shakespeare's Sonnets & As You Like It - Shakespeare's Sonnets & Romantic Love in As You Like It       Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It is clearly a pastoral comedy with a country setting, a theme revolving around love and a story which consists of a series of accidental meetings between characters and a resolution involving transformations of characters and divine intervention.  The comedy involves the traditional literary device of moving urban characters into the country where they have to deal with life in a different manner.  Whereas the pastoral comedy was usually a vehicle for satire on corrupted urban values, in this play the satire appears to be directed at the convention of Petrarchan love.(Rosenblum, 86)   Rena...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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An Analysis of the First Two Stanzas of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven - An Analysis of the First Two Stanzas of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven Picture yourself alone one night. You are sitting up in bed, your legs buried underneath your comforter while you read for what seems like the hundredth time that same paragraph from Franklin for your American Literature class, and trying to ignore the storm that is only getting stronger outside. Suddenly, the power goes out, and you only have candlelight to read by. The silence becomes deafening, and you watch the shadows play across the wall....   [tags: Poe Raven Essays] 867 words
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foolear Essay on Shakespeare's King Lear - The Fool In Us - King Lear: The Fool In Us       King Lear is without doubt Shakespeare's most nihilistic play.  It is a storm without clearing.  In this version of reality, faith is absurd.  The play is set in the pagan era, where King Lear loses all his faith in the gods.  However, we see the need for Christian revelation in the hopelessness of the play.  We also see in the character of the Fool a character who resembles the wisdom and words of the Apostle Paul "Let no man deceive himself.  If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool that he may be wise."1  These words are very similar to the function and meaning of the word fool in the play.  While fool in Shakespeare's...   [tags: King Lear essays]
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