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Heart of Darkness4
Heart of Darkness4
Heart of Darkness4 Heart of Darkness In Heart of Darkness it is the white invaders for instance, who are, almost without exception, embodiments of blindness, selfishness, and cruelty; and even in the cognitive domain, where such positive phrases as to enlighten, for instance, are conventionally opposed to negative ones such as to be in the dark, the traditional expectations are reversed. In Kurtz\'s painting, as we have seen, the effect of the torch light on the face was sinister (Watt 332
Herman Hesse
Herman Hesse
Herman Hesse Herman Hesse is one of the world’s most necessary writers. Until winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, however, he was virtually unknown outside of German speaking countries. Since then he has been an icon for the young every where because of his ability to communicate the same struggles that many aspiring students face. Many of his characters (often sharing his initials, i.e. Harry Haller of Steppenwolf) struggle within a world that seeks to extinguish individual creativi
Homer Comparison and Contrast of the gods in Homer
Homer Comparison and Contrast of the gods in Homer
Homer Comparison and Contrast of the gods in Homers epics with the God of the Hebrews Tucker 1 Bobby Tucker Ms. Barrett English 2205 30 October 2000 Word Count: 2900 Comparison and Contrast of the gods in Homer’s epics with the God of the Hebrews There are many similarities and differences between the Greek gods and the Hebrew God. These similarities and differences are revealed in the character and functionality of the gods. The revelation of similarities and differences can also be seen in man
House On Mango Street
House On Mango Street
House On Mango Street Women’s Escape into Misery Women’s need for male support and their husband’s constant degradation of them was a recurring theme in the book House on Mango Street. Many of Esperanza’s stories were about women’s dreams of marrying, the perfect husband and having the perfect family and home. Sally, Rafaela, and Minerva are women who gave me the impression of [damsel’s in distress].CLICHÉ, it’s ok though. It’s relevant They wished for a man to sweep them of their feet and rescu
Huck Finn and Superstitions
Huck Finn and Superstitions
Huck Finn and Superstitions Narrative Voices in Huck Finn- Huckleberry Finn provides the narrative voice of Mark Twain’s novel, and his honest voice combined with his personal vulnerabilities reveal the different levels of the Grangerfords’ world. Huck is without a family: neither the drunken attention of Pap nor the pious ministrations of Widow Douglas were desirable allegiance. He stumbles upon the Grangerfords in darkness, lost from Jim and the raft. The family, after some initial cross-exami
Imagery in Robert Frosts Poetry
Imagery in Robert Frosts Poetry
Imagery in Robert Frosts Poetry My object in living is to unite My advocation and my vocation As my two eyes make one in sight. Only where love and need are one, And the work is play for mortal stakes, Is the deed ever really done… Frost- “Two Tramps in Mud Time” For Robert Frost it seemed that the deed of writing and interpreting his poetry never ended. His technique included simple dialect and description, his imagery was physical yet hypothetical, and his method showed his opposing views of t
Images of Women Major Barbara A Passage to India a
Images of Women Major Barbara A Passage to India a
Images of Women Major Barbara A Passage to India and the poetry of TS Eliot Images of Women: Major Barbara, A Passage to India, and the poetry of T.S. Eliot The Victorian Era was a difficult and confusing time for women, and their trials are reflected in the literature of the time. Although the three pieces of literature being discussed are not entirely about women, they shed light on the Victorian ideal of women and the ideals of the authors who created these women characters. In contrasting an
Indivdualism
Indivdualism
indivdualism John Updike wrote many books and short stories. Many of his characters resembled people he knew or they reflected his views on what was going on in America (Interview 75-79). They expressed his views on the value system that people lived by. One of these ideas was individualism. Individualism has not always been present in society. Up until the late 1960’s, people accepted whatever was happening around them. Very few stood up for themselves or for others. Many people wished to, but
Inside the Mind of Death
Inside the Mind of Death
Inside the Mind of Death Since the dawn of time, death has been one of the greatest mysteries known to humankind. It has been anticipated, mourned, feared, welcomed, loathed, induced, and, through the poetry of Emily Dickinson, death has almost been explained. Dickinson’s death-related poetic compositions reflect a metamorphosis of style and thought that distinguish her earlier work from that of her two later periods, and provide a means of understanding the mindset of the quasi-necrophobic poet
John Donne
John Donne
John Donne Joshua Garrett English 239 Research Paper John Donne: Life of Pain John Donne uses poetry to explore his own identity, express his feelings, and most of all; he uses it to deal with the personal experiences occurring in his life. Donne\'s poetry is a confrontation or struggle to find a place in this world, or rather, a role to play in a society from which he often finds himself detached or withdrawn. His intellectual knottiness, his stress on poetry as speech rather than song, and his
John Donne vs Hemingway
John Donne vs Hemingway
John Donne vs Hemingway I. Introduction Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls was said to be one of the most famous books that came out of the Spanish Civil War. This book as been said to have served as a prelude to the devastation of World War II because it freed the world united against Fascism. The novel shows humanity’s great capacity for hope or despair, which is portrayed through two contrasting characters, Anselmo who is devoted,and Pablo, who is brutish. This literary work is realis
John milton
John milton
john milton John Milton: On his blindness John Milton was born in 1608 to a Puritan family. During his service to the Commonwealth, in 1652, Milton became blind and it became necessary for others to share in his labors. His blindness occasioned one of the most moving of his sonnets, On his blindness, written in 1655. It records his fear that he will never be able to use his God-given gift for poetry again. Yet God may demand an accounting of his righteousness. And his entry into Heaven will de
John Miltons Satan
John Miltons Satan
John Miltons Satan John Miltons Satan People argue about who the hero is of Paradise Lost: Satan, Adam or Christ, the Son? Since Miltons overall theme stated in the opening lines of Book I is to relate Mans first disobedience and to justify the ways of God to men, I think Adam must be regarded as the main hero. John M. Steadman supports this view in an essay on Paradise Lost. It is Adams action which constitutes the argument of the epic. Steadman continues that the Son and Satan embod
Keats
Keats
Keats John Keats, one of the greatest English poets and a major figure in the Romantic movement, was born in 1795 in Moorfields, London. His father died when he was eight and his mother when he was fourteen; these circumstances drew him particularly close to his two brothers, George and Tom, and his sister Fanny. Keats was well educated at a school in Enfield, where he began a translation of Virgil\'s Aeneid. In 1810 he was apprenticed to an apothecary-surgeon. His first attempts at writing poet
Langston Hughes and The Harlem Renaissance
Langston Hughes and The Harlem Renaissance
Langston Hughes and The Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance brought about many great changes. It was a time for expressing the African-American culture. Many famous people began their writing or gained their recognition during this time. The Harlem Renaissance took place during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Many things came about during the Harlem Renaissance; things such as jazz and blues, poetry, dance, and musical theater. The African-American way of life became the “thing.” Many white people
Langston Hughes1
Langston Hughes1
Langston Hughes1 Langston Hughes is considered by many readers to be the most significant black poet of the twentieth century. He is described as ³...the beloved author of poems steeped in the richness of African American culture, poems that exude Hughes¹s affection for black Americans across all divisions of region, class, and gender.² (Rampersad 3) His writing was both depressing and uplifting at times. His poetry, spanning five decades from 1926 to 1967, reflected the changing black experienc
Langston Hughes1
Langston Hughes1
Langston Hughes1 Langston Hughes is considered by many readers to be the most significant black poet of the twentieth century. He is described as ³...the beloved author of poems steeped in the richness of African American culture, poems that exude Hughes¹s affection for black Americans across all divisions of region, class, and gender.² (Rampersad 3) His writing was both depressing and uplifting at times. His poetry, spanning five decades from 1926 to 1967, reflected the changing black experienc
Life of Langston Hughes
Life of Langston Hughes
Life of Langston Hughes James Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri to parents James Nathaniel and Carrie Mercer. He attended Columbia University and was a member of numerous organizations including the Authors Guild and Omega Psi Phi. His career as a poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, song lyricist, radio writer, translator, children’s book author, and lecturer included 35 published plays, 1 screenplay, 2 operas, 3 songs, and numerous amounts of poetry, pros
Literary Study for Dummies
Literary Study for Dummies
Literary Study for Dummies Williams 1 Connie Williams Professor Carroll May 26, 2000 The Beginning\'s of Literary Study - For Dummies J A Modified Version of R. L. McGuire\'s Passionate Attention: an introduction to literary study. Literature and criticism Authors basic assumption of a book- the reading and the study of literature cannot and do not take place outside the context of human values. One\'s unique personal experiences are from whence their values are formed. These values come to ligh
Looseness In Ondaatje
Looseness In Ondaatje
Looseness In Ondaatje Let me now re-emphasise the extreme looseness of the structure of all objects How Ondaatje makes use of loosness in the novel. In “In The Skin Of A Lion” by Michael Ondaatje, “the extreme looseness of the structure of all objects” is carried into the themes, characters and into the nature of the novel itself. Ondaatje uses a “looseness” in the style of the novel - post modernism, and “looseness of structure” in the way that people are able to stretch and expand their bo
Macbeth3
Macbeth3
Macbeth3 Macbeth was one of William Shakespeare’s finest plays. Although many people have read Macbeth, not many people know that King Macbeth of Scotland actually existed and what influenced Shakespeare to write about him. English culture and society as well as the historical figure Macbeth impacted Shakespeare’s infamous play. The historical King Macbeth reigned in Scotland for 17 years from 1040-1057. He had a wife named Coruoch and a stepson named Luloch. Although Macbeth did kill Duncan, he
Macbeth3
Macbeth3
Macbeth3 Macbeth was one of William Shakespeare’s finest plays. Although many people have read Macbeth, not many people know that King Macbeth of Scotland actually existed and what influenced Shakespeare to write about him. English culture and society as well as the historical figure Macbeth impacted Shakespeare’s infamous play. The historical King Macbeth reigned in Scotland for 17 years from 1040-1057. He had a wife named Coruoch and a stepson named Luloch. Although Macbeth did kill Duncan, he
Main Street
Main Street
Main Street Sinclair Lewis makes point of the efforts that Carol produces to reform her new home. These efforts can be perceived by the townspeople as unwelcomed and unsuccessful. Some of Carol’s ideas are ludicrous, out of proportion and not ready for the slow-moving town. She tries several different approaches to reforming the town from the moment of her arrival. She goes from architectural reform to poetic reform to artistic to introducing liberalism to amusing social functions. All of these
Major American Writers
Major American Writers
Major American Writers Major American Writers The honored title of Major American Writer tends to be ambiguous and ill defined in part because each individual reader holds preconceived notions about what characteristics a writer should possess to be classified as a major author. Every work an author creates combines with the others to form a body of material on which the writer is judged. This class on Major American Writers studied five authors with completely different genres, writing styles
Makioka Sisters
Makioka Sisters
Makioka Sisters Megan Guimon Saliba Alternative Calendars 11 January 2000 Change Is The Only Constant With life comes death, with destruction comes rebirth, and with fear often comes understanding and growth. Constant change within our environment surrounds and invades our existence--which too is ever changing, growing, digressing and evolving. Often a sad tone resounds within this acceptance of uncontrolled fluctuation. It is the sad or destructive experiences that one wishes could be controlle
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood Fight for the Female Margaret Atwood, a contemporary Canadian author, has been classified as one of this century’s\' most feminist, and near dystopian novelists. Her works illustrate how feminism has caused the downfall of contemporary society. Margaret Atwood, a prominent feminist author of the twentieth century, is driven by her sense of social reform and her realistic view of a disturbed society to produce works such as The Handmaids Tale. Atwood was born on November 18, 1943
Margaret Atwoods Significance in writing the Handm
Margaret Atwoods Significance in writing the Handm
Margaret Atwoods Significance in writing the Handmaids Tale In 1969 Margaret Atwood first addressed the world with her pro-feminist ideas. As a direct result from encouragement and influence from literary mentors like Atwood, feminism became the rage. As the interest in women\'s rights heightened, so did the tolerance and need for more strongly biased and feminist sided articles of literature. In 1985, Margaret Atwood completed The Handmaid\'s Tale, and fueled the fight for equal rights, no glas
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley Mary Wollenstonecraft Godwin Shelley was the only daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollenstonecraft, a quite dynamic pair during their time. Mary Shelley is best known for her novel Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus, which has transcended the Gothic and horror genres that now has been adapted to plays, movies, and sequels. Her life though scattered with tragedies and disgrace, was one of great passion and poetry, which I find quite fascinating, but not desirable. Shelleys o
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley Mary Wollenstonecraft Godwin Shelley was the only daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollenstonecraft, a quite dynamic pair during their time. Mary Shelley is best known for her novel Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus, which has transcended the Gothic and horror genres that now has been adapted to plays, movies, and sequels. Her life though scattered with tragedies and disgrace, was one of great passion and poetry, which I find quite fascinating, but not desirable. Shelleys o
Maya angelou
Maya angelou
maya angelou Her life was never easy. From the time she was born, Maya Angelou was subjected to racism, rape, grief and dehumanization. She beared enough emotional stress in a time frame that most people don\'t experience in a lifetime. Yet she prevailed. She forced herself to become stronger. And in doing so, she produced writings, which in turn, helped others to become strong. Her experiences and the lessons learned gave her confidence to be a teacher, a preacher, and an inspiration to million
Medieval Literature and Poetry Illuminated Manuscr
Medieval Literature and Poetry Illuminated Manuscr
Medieval Literature and Poetry Illuminated Manuscripts Medieval Literature and Poetry/ Illuminated Manuscripts The Middle Ages was a period of about one thousand years, between the collapse of the Roman Empire during the fifth century AD and the revival of classical art and learning known as the Renaissance around the fifteenth century. During this dark and chaotic period small groups of devout Christians could live with security and pursue a religious life. These people were doing something tha
Mirth
Mirth
mirth Edith Wharton: A brief personal history and overview of literary achievements The cultural advancement of the 1920\'s has many important literary figures associated with it. Names such as T.S. Elliot, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are some of the better-known names. Edith Wharton is one of the less known of the period, but is still a formidable writer. This paper will explore Ms. Wharton\'s life and history and give a brief background surrounding some of her more popular novels.
Modernistic Aspects in Kiplings A Wayside Comedy
Modernistic Aspects in Kiplings A Wayside Comedy
Modernistic Aspects in Kiplings A Wayside Comedy Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865, in Bombay, India. He was sent to England to go to school and returned to India in 1882. He worked as a journalist in Lahore for the Civil and Military Gazette. He also worked on Pioneer in Allahabad later (www.kipling.org). Kipling returned to England in 1889 and met his wife, Carrie Balestier. They moved to the United States in the mid-1890s where he wrote many of his poems. They returned to England
Modernistic Aspects in Kiplings A Wayside Comedy1
Modernistic Aspects in Kiplings A Wayside Comedy1
Modernistic Aspects in Kiplings A Wayside Comedy1 Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865, in Bombay, India. He was sent to England to go to school and returned to India in 1882. He worked as a journalist in Lahore for the Civil and Military Gazette. He also worked on Pioneer in Allahabad later (www.kipling.org). Kipling returned to England in 1889 and met his wife, Carrie Balestier. They moved to the United States in the mid-1890s where he wrote many of his poems. They returned to England
My Last Duchess
My Last Duchess
My Last Duchess My Last Duchess One of the greatest Victorian poets and masters of the dramatic monologue, Robert Browning was born in London on the seventh of May in 1812. His father was a clerk at the Bank of England and mostly educated Browning at home. He attended London University in 1828, but withdrew after his second term. After his first publication in 1833, Pauline: A Fragment of a Confession, he received little attention and only random criticism of his later works. It was not until
Native Son2
Native Son2
Native Son2 The Childhood, Education and Achievements of Richard Wright Richard Wright was the son of an illiterate sharecropper. He was brought up in a dysfunctional home where he suffered poverty and abandonment. He became an essential figure in the development of African American literature, and has been called one of the most powerful writers of the twentieth century. Although Richard Wright experienced a poverty-stricken childhood, he managed to gain a partial education and finally, achieve
New Subjects in Romantisism
New Subjects in Romantisism
New Subjects in Romantisism New Subjects in Romanticism During the Romantic Period there seemed to be revolution in the air. The American Revolution and the French Revolution of 1789 had a great impact on literature of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This impact can be seen throughout Romantic literature but especially in the area of new subjects. Before the 19th century authors tended to write about the aristocratic class. There was nothing written for or about the common people. There
None Provided48
None Provided48
None Provided48 Joshua Erd, Box 630 Fawn Knight ASEN 101-02 29 November 2000 Those Winter Sundays Review The poem of “Those Winter Sundays” has a very interesting and peculiar ending. The author of the poem leaves the ending open. By an open ending I mean the author ends the poem with a question. Since the poem ends in this fashion it makes it hard to interpret. At the end of the poem it says “What did I know, what did I know”. This is a hard line in the poem to understand. In a way the author i
On Philip Larkins This Be The Verse
On Philip Larkins This Be The Verse
On Philip Larkins This Be The Verse This Be the Verse by Philip Larkin They *censored* you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were *censored*ed up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Who half the time were sloppy-stern And half at one another\'s throats. Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, And don\'t have any kids yourself.
On The Road
On The Road
On The Road Jack Kerouac: On the Road Jack Kerouac is the first to explore the world of the wandering hoboes in his novel, On the Road. He created a world that shows the lives and motivations of this culture he himself named the “Beats.” Kerouac saw the beats as people who rebel against everything accepted to gain freedom and expression. Although he has been highly criticized for his lack of writing skills, he made a novel that is both realistic and enjoyable to read. He has a complete disregard
Paradise Lost1
Paradise Lost1
Paradise Lost1 Paradise Lost Milton writes Paradise Lost in the tradition of a classic epic poem. All epic poems contain some common features. Milton follows this outline with great precision and style. His poem uses the guidelines of an epic poem and elaborates upon them to make his poem one of the most popular epics written. In his poem, Milton uses the key points of an epic poem when he traditionally invokes a muse to speak through him, includes great deeds of valor, long speeches, and a list
Pardoners Tale
Pardoners Tale
Pardoners Tale The Pardoner\'s Tale: Deception and Foolishness There are several types of foolishness being described in the Pardoner\'s Tale itself. He describes gluttony in general, then specifically wine. He talks of gambling, taking bets and the like, and of swearing. The exemplum of his sermon describes three fools who go foolishly seeking death, then find it in a large amount of gold. Deception is another topic addressed by the Pardoner: he comes right out and says that he is a con artist,
Platos Poesis in Republic
Platos Poesis in Republic
Platos Poesis in Republic Plato\'s three main objections to poetry are that poetry is not ethical, philosophical or pragmatic. It is not ethical because it promotes undesirable passions, it is not philosophical because it does not provide true knowledge, and it is not pragmatic because it is inferior to the practical arts and therefore has no educational value. Plato then makes a challenge to poets to defend themselves against his criticisms. Ironically it was Plato\'s most famous student, Arist
Poems by Robert Frosts
Poems by Robert Frosts
Poems by Robert Frosts Robert Frost is an American poet who drew his images from the New England countryside and his language from the New England speech. His poetry was mainly about the life of the rural New Englander. Frost’s focus was on everyday subject matters. A lot of his poems were concerned with how people interact with their environment, and the beauty of nature. I will be analyzing some of Frost’s poems including After Apple-Picking, An Old Man’s Winter Night, The Road Not Taken, Acqu
Poes the Raven
Poes the Raven
Poes the Raven In Edgar Allan Poe’s poems he writes about death and darkness. Throughout his poems, “The Raven” and “The Bells”, Poe writes of death, darkness, and evil. Many say he writes about this because of his childhood problems. (Slovey p. 15) As you continue to read, it will show how others feel about his writings and his desire to write about death. In Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, The Bells, Poe tells how bells can play a part throughout death and this causes readers to dislike the poem but i
Poes the Raven
Poes the Raven
Poes the Raven In Edgar Allan Poe’s poems he writes about death and darkness. Throughout his poems, “The Raven” and “The Bells”, Poe writes of death, darkness, and evil. Many say he writes about this because of his childhood problems. (Slovey p. 15) As you continue to read, it will show how others feel about his writings and his desire to write about death. In Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, The Bells, Poe tells how bells can play a part throughout death and this causes readers to dislike the poem but i
Poetry
Poetry
poetry Identify and discuss the elements of Romanticism as given expression in John Keats\' poem Lamia and William Wordsworth\'s excerpt from The Excursion. The term \'romanticism\' is used to describe the aesthetic movement during the period from about 1776-1834. It was a revolutionary movement because it focused on ideals which in stark contrast to the \'Classical\' movement, The Enlightenment, which preceded it. More importantly however is the fact that it reflected the social climate of the
Poetry Analysis
Poetry Analysis
Poetry Analysis In today’s modern society, the entertainment industry plays a vital role in people’s everyday life. From movies to Broadway, music to television, or even NASCAR to lawn mower racing, everyone has some form of entertainment that grabs their attention. In case of the hunger artist, he was trying to set a record number of days for fasting. However in the end, there was no good reason why he chose to do so, except that he didn’t find the foods he liked. The Hunger Artist’s talent, in
Poetry war poets
Poetry war poets
poetry war poets Rupert Brooke was one of the early poets in the war. He felt privileged like many to fight for their country. He died of illness in 1915 before having seen any action. He wrote in a romantic style of optimists towards war. He is remembered as a war poet who inspired patriotism in the early months of the Great War. He was good at poetry but had not seen the fear of the war. He would have been shocked to see what became of the war. His view towards war would have changed if he h
Pree 19th centurey war poetry
Pree 19th centurey war poetry
Pree 19th centurey war poetry With reference to poems of my choice show how the war poetry (Pre 20th Century) reflect both the glamour and horror of war. The overall image that the reader can grasp after reading these poems is of a man’s view of what war is and how it affects the human race. Full “of tawdry lace, and glittering arms,” they maybe thinking of seeing. However, after all the glamour and battery smoke, has faded and settled, what is it, that will know face them, will it be “Parading