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Comparison of the Book and Movie Version of A Clockwork Orange - A Comparison of the Book and Firm Version of A Clockwork Orange   In the story of his teenage years, starting at fifteen.  He begins his tale as the leader of a small gang that spends its evenings pillaging and wreaking havoc on the town until the gang mutinies and "Your Humble Narrator," as Alex refers to himself, is caught by the police.  From there, Alex travels to State Jail 84F to serve 14 years, but receives an offer from "the Government" which entails undergoing experimental treatment in return for early release.  He seizes what seems to him an opportunity, but is horrified by the "cure" he endures.  The new "good" Alex that is released unto the world is depressed, frus...   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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A Comparison of "In-N-Out Burger" and "Fast Food Nation" - Often people buy a book at a bookstore after reading the first few pages to make sure that the book is interesting enough to continue reading at home. That is why Amazon has a “Click to LOOK INSIDE!” button on each book. It is the most important part of a whole book in order to catch potential readers. One would expect that both In-N-Out Burger and Fast Food Nation must have strong hooks at the beginning since they were both New York Times bestsellers. Although they both focus on the fast food industry, there is quite a contrast in the way they are written....   [tags: Literary Comparison]
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Comparison of Sound of Waves and Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea - Comparison of Sound of Waves and Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea There are many similarities between Yukio Mishima's “The Sound of Waves" and “The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea,” but there are also some important differences. The endings of the two novels seem to oppose each other, however some of the imagery and characters personalities in the novels make them very similar. In “Sailor,” one of the main characters is named Ryuji. He is a sailor, and later a father, and plays a central role in the novel....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 532 words
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A Comparison of Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard and Bryant's Thanatopsis - A Comparison of Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard and Bryant's Thanatopsis      Thomas Gray and William Cullen Bryant both chose to write about nature and death being intertwined. Since Thomas Gray lived in a time of social injustice, he chose to use death to illustrate the problems inherent in a socially stratified society. William Cullen Bryant, on the other hand, lived in a rapidly expanding young nation that cherished the vast amounts of untouched nature and he used death to illustrate how man fits into the universal truth of the earth....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparison of Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Walker's Color Purple - A Comparison of Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Color Purple   Of Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Alice Walker says "it speaks to me as no novel, past or present, has ever done."  Though 45 years separate Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Color Purple, the two novels embody many similar concerns and methods. Hurston and Walker write of the experience of uneducated rural southern black women. They find a wisdom that can transform our communal relations and our spiritual lives....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Thematic Comparison of Lovelace’s To Lucasta and Donne’s Song - Thematic Comparison of Lovelace’s To Lucasta and Donne’s Song   Modern perceptions of love as expressed in literature-- with gender equality and the abandonment of expected role-playing-- did not arbitrarily become pervasive, but are the product of centuries of incremental progression. The seventeenth century in particular provided a foundation for this progression, as poets for the very first time began to question the dictated structure and male domination of the Elizabethan era. Two poems of the seventeenth century, the cavalier "To Lucasta on Going to the Wars" by Richard Lovelace and the metaphysical "Song" by John Donne, each focusing on the pain inflicted by different aspects of lo...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 3400 words
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Comparison of the Social Exchange Theory and the Symbolic Interaction Theory - The theory I originally chose to critique was the Social Exchange and Rational Choice framework from our class book. I chose this theory because when we talked about it in class it made a lot of sense to me. Its propositions and foundations are very applicable to many situations, and I felt like I had a good grasp of its concepts and structure. However, in doing research for this paper, I discovered that contrary to what our book led me to believe, Social Exchange is a theory entirely separate from Rational Choice theory....   [tags: Sociology, Theory Comparison]
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Comparison of Style of Margaret Kilgallen and Julian Schnabel - The difference in the approach between Margaret Kilgallen and Julian Schnabel can clearly be seen on the canvas. Ms. Kilgallen preferred to paint images that were flat yet striking; she favored street art over the main stream types of fine art. Street art is considered graffiti by a large number of people, since it is frequently placed without the property owner’s knowledge. Mr. Schnabel chose to engage in the Neo Expressionism method of art, that style of art dominated the art market from the 1970’s to the mid 1980’s....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison]
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Comparison of Picasso's Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica - During this essay I’m going to attempt to discuss and analyse the key issues and concepts associated with two of Picasso’s most famous works, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica. I’m going to discuss and explore the cultural, theoretical and conceptual connections between the two works. I chose to look at works by Picasso, as I feel his work influenced a lot of 20th century and modern day artists, and it has helped shape the art world into what it is today, in every aspect and style of art, from sculpture to typography....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison, art]
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Movie Essay - A Comparison of Satire in Voltaire's Candide and the Film Lexx - Satire in Candide and Lexx Voltaire's Candide is a story about a young man learning about the realities of the world; realities he never could have believed to happen in life because his education heavily involves the idea that this is the "best of all worlds." Salter Street Films' Lexx is a story about a group of misfit adventurers and the calamity that befalls them after they steal the Lexx, a Manhattan-sized insect with the ability to destroy planets. Though the two stories have more in common than one might expect, given the difference of medium, much more is different between the two, even with satire present in both The first and most obvious difference between Candide and...   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast] 1098 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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Comparison of Gulliver’s Travels and Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Haroun and the Sea of Stories is an allegory of the problem’s posed in the societies of the author’s days. It is similar to Gulliver’s Travels as both are allegories of our world, and both main characters are in similar situations; both find themselves in a new land, and are confronted with many unfamiliar problems. “Gulliver’s travels” is a story based upon England at the time when Jonathan swift lived. This was in the 17th century. Also, there are definite correlations between particular characters in the Lilliput community with political figures in the British political system....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Critical Analysis, Allegory] 593 words
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A Comparison of the Sea in Beowulf and The Seafarer - The Sea in Beowulf and The Seafarer         The characters in the Old English poem Beowulf certainly delighted in the seas. This essay seeks to compare their attitude toward the sea with that expressed in another Old English poem, The Seafarer.   In Beowulf there is one reference after another to the sea. When Scyld died, “his people caried him to the sea, which was his last request,” where he drifted out into the beyond on a “death ship.” In the Geat land Beowulf, a “crafty sailor,” and his men “shoved the well-braced ship out on the journey they’d dreamed of,” to rescue the Danes from Grendel....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Hamlet and The Turn of the Screw - Hamlet vs. The Turn of the Screw   Although Hamlet and The Turn of the Screw are very different works, both William Shakespeare and Henry James use the themes of love and ghosts to complicate their work. By having these themes, both authors make the readers question and wonder if the accounts the characters are having really exist. Are these two main characters, Hamlet and the governess , mentally ill or does the stories explain their actions.   The most obvious commonality, between Hamlet and The Turn of the Screw, is the use of ghosts....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 581 words
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A Comparison of The Grapes of Wrath and Anthem - Comparing The Grapes of Wrath and Anthem       Two great intellectuals of the early twentieth century wrote works of fiction that have become classics; they espoused polar-opposite views, however, of how society best functions. Their battle between communalism, as pictured in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, and individualism, as portrayed in Ayn Rand's Anthem, was played out in their novels, and still continues to this day. Based on Ayn Rand's book Anthem, Rand would definitely believe that there is a greater danger involved in communalism than in individualism....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of The Pardoners Tale and Beowulf - The Importance of The Pardoners Tale and Beowulf Literary history is a history of the major literary traditions, movements, works, and authors of a country, region, etc. (Barber 837). The understanding of literary history allows us insight into the past, a recognition of historical events and tensions written into the works of those who witnessed them. By including societal behaviors, political tensions, and common folklore, historical authors have indirectly provided the reader with a broader and deeper understanding of the literature and the period in which it was written....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1426 words
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A Comparison of Honor in Beowulf and Parzival - Honor in Beowulf and Parzival             Throughout literary history authors have created and restored figures from all times that seem to represent what is honorable and chivalrous. The two literary legends compared in this paper are Beowulf and Parzival. These two figures in their own way find within them what is virtuous. At first impression it seems as though Beowulf is the warrior who contains the honor within himself, but as the two characters are compared in depth, it becomes obvious that Parzival's journey through manhood brings him to a much more noble and honorable place....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1679 words
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A Comparison of Conflicts in Antigone and Lysistrata - Conflicts in Antigone and Lysistrata   In Antigone and Lysistrata the tension between the polis and oikos is reflected in different ways. Antigone prioritizes oikos over polis, while Creon prioritizes polis over oikos. The men in Lysistrata favor fighting for the state over being at home while the women want their husbands with them instead of being at the war. We find ample evidence of different conflicts and similarities in both plays, but the male's prioritizing polis over oikos and the female's prioritizing oikos over polis causes the central tension in Antigone and Lysistrata....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1330 words
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A Comparison of Antigone and A Doll's House - Similarities in Antigone and A Doll's House   Ibsen's A Doll's House has been called the first modern play. The play was considered "revolutionary" because it broke several "molds" which had endured for centuries. Incredibly, much of what was considered "revolutionary" first appeared in Sophocles' play, Antigone - one of the first plays in existence.   In merely looking at the surface, one notices right away that both plays are significant in that they avoid the social temptation of using a man as a protagonist....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of The Crucible and Nazi Germany - The Crucible and Nazi Germany Arthur Miller's portrayal of Salem, Massachusetts can be juxtaposed with Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany. While the motivations differ, societal similarities exist and both teach us that when a whole society of people have a fear so great that it can be used against them, the society will try to do anything and everything in their power to prevent this from happening. Even when the means of prevention involves innocent people dieing and the judiciary system becoming corrupt, the society will act upon this fear of wickedness and the devil....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 629 words
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A Comparison of Beloved and Don Quixote - On reading Beloved by Toni Morrison and Don Quixote by Kathy Acker, there seem to be quite a few similarities in themes and characters contained in these texts, the most prevalent of which seems to be of love and language as a path to freedom. We see in Acker’s Don Quixote the abortion she must have before she embarks on a quest for true freedom, which is to love. Similarly, in Morrison’s Beloved, there is a kind abortion, the killing of Beloved by Sethe, which results in and from the freedom that real love provides....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Beowulf and Icelandic Sagas - Beowulf and Icelandic Sagas                     There are many similarities between the hero of the poem Beowulf and the heroes of the two Icelandic sagas, The Saga of The Volsungs and The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki. The former saga is an Icelandic saga representing oral traditions dating back to the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun was fighting on the northern fringes of the Roman Empire; the latter is an Icelandic saga representing 1000 years of oral traditions prior to the 1300’s when it was written....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of McDonald's and Fox's Diner - McDonald's and Fox's Diner McDonald's and Fox's Diner are two of the restaurants in Lake City, Tennessee. But even though they both sell hamburgers in the same town, they don't have anything else in common. They cater to different types of customers, there is a noticeable difference in service speed, and every facet of doing business is handled differently. Even the atmosphere of these two places is in contrast. These two restaurants do not compete for the same customers. McDonald's is located just off the interstate, so many of their patrons are not local residents....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1505 words
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A Comparison of Oedipus and Odysseus - Similarities Between Oedipus and Odyssues         Since the beginning of time epic tales have been passed on from generation to generation as a form of entertainment.  Even though each epic is different in its plot, every epic has certain features in common.  The prime example of their similarities is their main character, the hero of the epic.   The hero's behavior changes from the beginning to the end of the tale.  Since the plot revolves around the epic hero, in most cases, they are made to seem God-like, or larger then life, in their capabilities and strengths.  The hero constantly has to conquer major obstacles to achieve their initial and final goal.  Usually the hero is tremendous...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Orlando and Othello - Orlando and Othello In her novel Orlando: A Biography, Virginia Woolf draws upon Shakespeare's Othello to both enhance the images within her novel through allusion and further Orlando's character development using juxtaposition. Spanning about 400 years, various historical eras, and gender ambiguity in the characters, Orlando is certainly not a traditional novel. Thus, it follows that its use of historical information and literature breaks from convention as well. This is true for Woolf's use of Shakespeare's Othello....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 2501 words
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A Comparison of Christians and Buddhists - Christians Live for Today, Buddhists Live for Tomorrow Death is perhaps the most difficult aspect of life humans are forced to deal with. In order to help us cope, we have implemented the grieving process--a series of events with the purpose of making death easier to deal with--into our lives. Not everyone handles death in the same fashion, and each culture has rituals characteristic to itself that may differ greatly from another culture's rituals. Christianity and Buddhism are two religions that have completely different grieving processes, and in a conversation with Ms....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 886 words
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A Comparison of Men and Women - Men vs. Women         I do not pretend to be a complete expert in the vast world of men and women. However, as one of these creatures, I decided early on in life to do my best to figure out the relationship between us and our counterparts. This was very interesting to me because, unlike most people, I do not believe that we simply "evolved" to become what we are today. I believe we were created the way we are by a very big God who knew what He was doing, and did it for a purpose.  After a mere 18 years of observation, I have concluded that we as humans are trying to look too deeply into the purpose of "man" and "woman." We make the relationship too complicated....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Two Barbecue Restaurants - The Best Barbecue in the South   Barbecue is one of my favorite foods. I have always enjoyed going into some greasy barbecue dive, listening to the blues, and feeling pretty cool. Two joints where I have eaten are Big D's Piggy Strut Soul Pit Bar-B-Q in Clemson, South Carolina, and Hy's Deli right across from the School campus. Even though both of these restaurants pride themselves on their barbecue, Big D's is obviously the better. As I walked into the Piggy Strut for the first time, I immediately noticed the different atmosphere....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 594 words
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A Comparison Of Augustus And Beowulf - Beowulf’s Kingship For the most part, Beowulf’s characteristics describe those of a triumphant warrior who played a major role in defending the lives of his fellow citizens, while leading a thriving country. Although Beowulf soon became king, he died for his people, and was remembered as a victorious fighter. Beowulf is at least in part a study of kingship because it discusses the qualities that produce a good king, the disadvantages during his rule and how he overcame them, and the problems that arose upon his death....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 672 words
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A Comparison of Oedipus and Beowulf - The characters Oedipus and Beowulf represent two different types of heroes. Oedipus is a tragic hero and characterized by its standards. He was an influential man of stature who had a tragic flaw. While he contributed to his own downfall, Oedipus was not entirely responsible for it. He also learned a lesson from his mistakes which ultimately creates a catharsis in the reading audience. Beowulf, on the other hand, is characterized by the standards of an epic hero. He strives for excellence and individual glory by doing heroic deeds....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 688 words
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Comparison of SDLC's - Benediktsson et al. (2006) designed a multiproject experiment to determine if more modern software development methodologies should be utilized in lieu of the standard waterfall method. Following our recent downward economy and staffing reductions this study has again become very relevant as project managers search for ways to stretch IT budgets while still delivering quality products. Before this experiment no research existed comparing these different methodologies to quantify their success or failure in an effort to discover the best method....   [tags: Software]
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Comparison of Limitations - ... (2008) noted these firms did not all acknowledge the manager’s responsibility for internal control. Only 36% of the reporting firms acknowledged manager’s responsibility for the system of internal control compared to 92% of the reporting firms that acknowledged manager’s responsibility for the preparation and integrity of the financial statements (El-Gazzar et al., 2008). An equally important limitation is that only 41% of the firms issued an opinion on the effectiveness of its internal control and only 24% included discussions of the limitations of its internal controls (El-Gazzar et al., 2008)....   [tags: Wright and Panley, Research Weaknesses]
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Comparison of Media Propaganda Used During the Two World Wars - With this essay I will be comparing the way propaganda was used during the World Wars, what was their aim and target audiences and how they affected civilian and military moral and more importantly how art and poster design was used to properly influence and imprint ideas and morals to the viewers. I will also compare how different design techniques were used in each war and how effective or ineffective they were in each case and what their common attributes were and in what way they were different....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison, history]
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A Comparison Peter Shaffer’s Equus and Albert Camus’s The Stranger - The ways in which truths are presented to external audiences concerning outside characters display not only a good judgment of character on the presenter, but furthermore, the often insignificant nature of whom the presenter is talking about, even if the insignificance presented is accidental. Both Peter Shaffer’s Equus and Albert Camus’ The Stranger approach different ways in presenting the truths of Alan Strang and Meursault to the audience/jury, but one thing remains clear; intentional or unintentional manipulation of these characters leads to the eternal distrust of the reliability of their presenters, Martin Dysart and the members of the law....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison] 1058 words
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House of the Spirits Character Comparison - Journal 5: Elaborate on the functions of Ferula, Nana, the Count, and Esteban Garcia, using a compare and contrast format. The characters Ferula, Nana, the Count, and Esteban Garcia, in the novel The House of the Spirits all have similar functions throughout the novel but they express them in different ways. Ferula and Nana are more alike because they have motherly skills and they like to care for others, while the Count and Esteban Garcia are distinctly more similar than the other because of the male chauvinist attitudes and the need to always have what they want....   [tags: Character Analysis Comparison Isabel Allende] 1131 words
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Comparison of Civil Disobedience - Comparing the Civil Disobedience of Martin Luther King Jr., Henry David Thoreau, and Mohandas Gandhi      From the onset of man fighting for freedom or his beliefs, the question has always been whether one person can make a difference using words rather than wars. Philosophically, the concept of civil disobedience would appear to be an ineffective weapon against political injustice; history however has proven it to repeatedly be one of the most powerful weapons of the common man. Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 3701 words
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A Comparison of the Supernatural in Tempest, Julius Caesar, and Midsummer Night's Dream - Supernatural Phenomena in The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and Midsummer Night's Dream        The Oxford English Dictionary defines "supernatural" as something "that is out of the ordinary course of nature; beyond, surpassing, or differing from what is natural."  In light of this definition, I shall be discussing the plays The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and A Midsummer Night's Dream through three successive pairings, drawing distinctions and comparisons between each play and its significant others as relate to some aspect of the supernatural realm....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comaparison of The Crucible and Sommersby - Sometimes two things may seem like they have nothing in common but when analyzed more critically one may find many similarities. A good example of this would be between The Crucible and Sommersby. These two stories may seem like they have nothing in common; one, The Crucible, is about the Salem witch trials, the other, Sommersby, is about a POW returning home after six years. These two stories may appear to be totally different but they do in fact share many similarities. Three of the characters in The Crucible are very similar to three characters in Sommersby....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 796 words
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A Comparison of Hemingway and Frederic in A Farewell to Arms - Parallels Between Hemingway and Frederic in A Farewell to Arms       "All fiction is autobiographical, no matter how obscure from the author's experience it may be, marks of their life can be detected in any of their tales"(Bell, 17).  A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway is based largely on Hemingway's own personal experiences.  The main character of the novel, Frederic Henry, experiences many of the same situations that Hemingway lived.  Some of these similarities are exact, while some are less similar, and some events have a completely different outcome.                  Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of On the Road and Crying of Lot 49 - In both Jack Kerouac’s, On the Road, and Thomas Pynchon’s Crying of Lot 49 the characters act in a deviant manner outside of social norms. This in turn leads to a deviant sub-cultural group which competes with the institutionalized authorities for power. Deviance in both novels is usually defined as a certain type of behaviour, such as an inebriated professor babbling on in a lecture hall filled with students or a group of teenagers frolicking naked in a city park on a hot and sunny afternoon. However, deviance can also encompass both ideas and attributes (Sagarin, 1975)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Wealth in Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest - The Importance of Wealth in Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest       Wealth and it’s relationship to poverty figures in heavily in two of the plays we have read thus far in class. In both Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest we are treated to characters and situations that deal with wealth and poverty. Specifically however, both plays have visions of an abundance of wealth that seems at times both corruptible and foolish. In Antony and Cleopatra we have their excessive behavior and flaunting, which proves to be a vice that grips them much to tightly....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Justice in The Tempest and Merchant of Venice - Justice in The Tempest and Merchant of Venice In both Merchant of Venice and The Tempest, Shakespeare proposes ideas of justice and mercy that hold true in both plays. In order to see if the actions taken were just and/or merciful, definitions of these words must be set up. If we were to assume that Shakespeare's definition of mercy was what Portia espoused in act four, scene one, specifically lines 205 - 206, the definition of mercy must be viewed in a biblical sense. Thus, in order to judge if something is merciful, one must look to see if it fulfills the qualifications of mercy in the New Testament....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 744 words
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A Comparison of The Jewel in the Crown and Wuthering Heights - Shared Elements of The Jewel in the Crown and Wuthering Heights     The Jewel in the Crown, by Paul Scott, and Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte', are romantic tragedies which share many common elements. Although written in two vastly different time periods, the shared elements reveal the continuity of romantic tragedies over time. Wuthering Heights, a 19th century realistic fiction, shares the same kind of passionate, violent and emotional characters as The Jewel in the Crown, a post colonial modernist fiction....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of a Hobbsian World and the World of Candide - The Disparity between a Hobbsian World and the World of Candide   In an anarchistic Hobbsian world, man leads a purely selfish existence, perpetually waging war against his fellow men.  In this world Nature subsists as a playing field for evolution: only the strong and cunning survives, and even survival results in life that is "nasty, brutish, and short" (Hobbes).  However, with restraints (that is, government), a Hobbsian world can blossom into society.  According to Hobbes, those who wish to subside from natural anarchy must implicitly surrender some personal freedom in exchange for societal order....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of A Farewell to Arms and East of Eden - A Farewell to Arms and East of Eden "Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while." This quote summarizes Catherine and Henry's love for each other. Even though Catherine died, Henry had a huge space of emptiness left in his heart. Marriages in today's society are very serious relationships although some people don't seem to take them so seriously. Take for example Dennis Rodman, who married Carmen Electra and they divorced a week later. This shows how men are sometimes over powered by looks....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 652 words
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A Comparison of Homeric Formalism in The Iliad and The Odyssey - Homeric Formalism in The Iliad and The Odyssey "Much that is terrible takes place in the Homeric poems, but it seldom takes place wordlessly... no speech is so filled with anger or scorn that the particles which express logical and grammatical connections are lacking or out of place." (from "Odysseus' Scar" by Erich Auerbach)   In his immaculately detailed study comparing the narrative styles of Homer to those of the Bible, Erich Auerbach hits upon one of the most notable intrigues of reading Homer, namely his unrelenting sense of epic form and rhythm....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Love in Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest - The Phenomenon of Love in Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest       We know from the very opening scene of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet's love will end in tragedy. We may wonder why Miranda and Ferdinand in The Tempest do not end up with the same fate as Romeo and Juliet. Both couples are from opposing political families. Both couples are enraptured with their lovers. Why then does Romeo and Juliet end with their death's and the Tempest end with Miranda and Ferdinand's marriage plan....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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