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None Provided12 Often in novels, the life of an author is reflected in his or her literature. For a writer experience can serve not only as a teacher, but also as the foundation of a story line. Some of the most well known authors have used this Romana Clef technique, for example, Charles Dickens in his famous novel, David Copperfield. The Russian author, Fyodor Dostoyevsky does this as well, in his novel Crime and Punishment. Various individuals and occurrences from Dostoyevsky’s life influence
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None Provided28 Turn Back the Hands of Time There are several different holidays throughout the year, which are celebrated in a variety of ways. The holiday represents different things to different people cause of religion, culture, or family traditions. Although some people may not be able to be around family the remembrance does not go unnoticed. Most everyone has a favorite holiday that inspires fond memories, which may be happy or sad. Abigail’s favorite holiday is 4th of July. She enjoys th
Odeipus
Odeipus
odeipus A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy, Sophocles\'s insightful plays have held their value throughout countless time periods and societies. Sophocles was the second of the three great Greek authors of tragedies. Born in Colonus, a small city not too far from Athens, Sophocles grew to know the ways of people and the lives they lead. He was well known for depicting people as they are instead of the way they should be like his teacher, Euripides. His tragedies earned him many
Oedipus1
Oedipus1
Oedipus1 Sophocles wrote both Oedipus the King, also known as Oedipus Rex, and Oedipus at Colonus. Although Oedipus at Colonus is looked at to be a continuation of Oedipus the King, the two do differ when dealing with the character himself, Oedipus. The question though being is, did Oedipus acheive redemption by the end of the play? In Oedipus the King, Oedipus had fallen by the end of the play. His life had made a complete 360 after the truth was revealed about the murder
Oedipus1
Oedipus1
Oedipus1 Sophocles wrote both Oedipus the King, also known as Oedipus Rex, and Oedipus at Colonus. Although Oedipus at Colonus is looked at to be a continuation of Oedipus the King, the two do differ when dealing with the character himself, Oedipus. The question though being is, did Oedipus acheive redemption by the end of the play? In Oedipus the King, Oedipus had fallen by the end of the play. His life had made a complete 360 after the truth was revealed about the murder
Old Testament Allusions in Beowulf
Old Testament Allusions in Beowulf
Old Testament Allusions in Beowulf Adam Bussey Dr Vivone English 4A, Period 5 24 April 2000 Old Testament Allusions in Beowulf Thesis: The Beowulf poet incorporates Old Testament allusions in order to teach the Anglo-Saxon pagans about the new religion. I. Biblical Allusion A. The Definition of Allusion B. The Old Testament II. Descendant of Cain A. Story of Cain B. Grendel 1. Descendant a. Committing Murder b. Living as Grendel III. Allusions to David and Goliath A. Story of David and Goliath B
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,
Perception of Reality
Perception of Reality
Perception of Reality Perception of Reality Essay What is real? Our perception of reality is often in the hands of the community we live in. We formulate ideas of reality using experience of our own as well as those of others around us. Our lives are constantly being influenced by our surroundings. The idea that our perception of reality is determined by the consensus of our community can be seen throughout history, movies and literature, as well as our personal lives. During the Holocaust, in t
Perceptions of Faith in Young Goodman Brown
Perceptions of Faith in Young Goodman Brown
Perceptions of Faith in Young Goodman Brown Perceptions of Faith in “Young Goodman Brown” Throughout ones journey in life, our individual perceptions of faith in God, in mankind, and in ourselves, guide us along our path. In the absence of clarity of our faith, one is led to believe the norm is what proves to be popular within a society. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, “Young Goodman Brown”, demonstrates to the reader, man’s inherent attraction to evil, the intertwined depths of evil, and that a lack of
Philip Roth Defender of the Faith
Philip Roth Defender of the Faith
Philip Roth Defender of the Faith Defender of the Faith Defender of the Faith, by Philip Roth, is a short story that exemplifies the nature of Jewishness that is portrayed through the characters of Sergeant Marx and Sheldon Grossbart. Throughout the story, there is a recurring theme revolving around the dilemma Sergeant Marx must face in his decision to act as either a top sergeant, Jewish man, or human being (Paterson, 136). Marx’s internal quarrels, in turn, cause him to constantly question hi
Portrait of the artist
Portrait of the artist
portrait of the artist Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By: Valerie Gomez Stephen Dedalus, the main character in most of James Joyce’s writings, is said to be a reflection of Joyce himself. In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the reader follows Stephen as he develops from a young child into a young artist, overcoming many conflicts both internally and externally, and narrowly escaping a life long commitment to the clergy. Through Joyce’s use of free indirect style, all of Stephen’s
Portrait of the Artist as a young man
Portrait of the Artist as a young man
Portrait of the Artist as a young man Religion is an important and recurring theme in James Joyce\'s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Through his experiences with religion, Stephen Dedalus both matures and progressively becomes more individualistic as he grows. Though reared in a Catholic school, several key events lead Stephen to throw off the yoke of conformity and choose his own life, the life of an artist. Religion is central to the life of Stephen Dedalus the child. He was reared in
Post Industrial Society A Brave New World
Post Industrial Society A Brave New World
Post Industrial Society A Brave New World Post Industrial Society: A Brave New World? Aldous Huxley was born on July 26, 1894 in Surrey, England. He was born to a very scholarly family, most notably his grandfather T.H. Huxley, a well-known biologist and foremost advocate for Darwin’s evolutionary theory. Aldous’ upbringing was shaped by many diverse influences, from his brother Julian, a notable biologist, to his mother’s uncle Matthew Arnold, a well-known English poet and literary critic. This
Prejudgment of the world
Prejudgment of the world
Prejudgment of the world The story ¡§A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings¡¨ is full of symbols that carry the real theme of the story. First, the appearance of the angel was old, with bad smell and parasite grown on the huge buzzard wings. The wings were dirty and half-plucked, and were forever entangled in the mud. The author made the appearance of the angel very unpleasant which makes a contradiction to our prejudice. We all think that angel should be very beautiful and clean, but this angel is
Putting on the Rye
Putting on the Rye
Putting on the Rye One of the many fascinating themes in the novel, “The Catcher in the Rye,” brings us face to face with a jarring assault not unlike road rage on modern society and serves as a wake up call to each succeeding generation of its readers. J.D. Salinger, speaking through the protagonist Holden Caulfield, exposes the bogus standards and false values and the insensitive, sham relationships we face in our pretentious modern society. Alone, Holden stands tall against those counterfeit
Rated R For Sexual Content
Rated R For Sexual Content
Rated R For Sexual Content Rated R for Sexual Content In today’s society, no matter what age a person is, there is a common bond that links all generations together, which is sex. Whether it be the sex gender definition we think about or the private and intimate sexual union of two individuals that consists of a male and female. Sex truly has a great impact on our society because it advertises through television commercials of certain products, such as alcoholic beverages, radio commercials, mag
Religion and Its Effect on Stephen Dedalus
Religion and Its Effect on Stephen Dedalus
Religion and Its Effect on Stephen Dedalus Religion and Its Effect on Stephen Dedalus Religion is an important and recurring theme in James Joyce\'s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Through his experiences with religion, Stephen Dedalus both matures and progressively becomes more individualistic as he grows. Though reared in a Catholic school, several key events lead Stephen to throw off the yoke of conformity and choose his own life, the life of an artist. Religion is central to the lif
Religion In Society aplied to the Scarlet LEtter
Religion In Society aplied to the Scarlet LEtter
Religion In Society aplied to the Scarlet LEtter Religion in Society Throughout time, religion in society has played a major role in the lives of the people. Religion has shaped people’s own morals as well as the laws for which the government has established society’s fundamentals of living. Hawthorne links religion and law in his book The Scarlet Letter, and shows his readers that society has shaped their rules by their religion and beliefs. He tells how important the church is to the people, h
Religion in whos afraid of virginia woolf
Religion in whos afraid of virginia woolf
Religion in whos afraid of virginia woolf In Edward Albee’s controversial play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, religion plays a major, yet often overlooked theme. There are constant references to God and Jesus throughout the play; in the third act, “The Exorcism,” George recites the Requiem for the Dead, the Catholic funeral mass. Throughout the play, these religious references and the character of Honey come to symbolize the failure of religion. Albee added these references to point out the f
Responsibilities are more important than Rights
Responsibilities are more important than Rights
Responsibilities are more important than Rights Responsibilities are more important than Rights Everyone has rights and responsibilities. Rights are things that people are aloud to do. Responsibilities are things that people are expected to do. In this essay, I will be telling you some facts why responsibilities are more important in the society of Waknuk. The first point is David\'s father, Joseph Storm hates offences and blasphemies because of his religion. Next is Old Jacob thinks that rules
Revelation
Revelation
revelation The Great Gatsby --- F. Scott. Fitzgerald Ch2. Nick describes his journey back to the West Egg from Daisy and Tom\'s Home...A worthy mention is our introduction to the advertisement billboard of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg and it\'s imposing eyes which brood over the solemn dumping ground. Upon this ash road lives Tom Buchanan\'s mistress...Myrtyle. Myrtyle and her husband live at her husbands place of work...a mechanic\'s garage.....Tom Buchanan previously made great efforts to get Nick
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe By definition, a savage is an uncivilized person. Friday would not fit this description because he was civilized. He was a product of the civilization that surrounded him where he came from. His appearance, behaviors, and beliefs were that of all the others in what might be called his tribe. The simple fact that he had religious beliefs is evidence of him being somewhat civilized. A savage can also be thought of as anyone or anything not European. Clearly Friday was not European,
Robinson Crusoe1
Robinson Crusoe1
Robinson Crusoe1 Daniel Defoe is credited with writing the first long fiction novel in literary history. Drawing from established literary genres such as the guide and providence traditions and the spiritual biography, Defoe endeavored to illustrate the life of a man who tempted Providence to his ruine (Defoe 13) and the consequences of such actions. While stranded alone on an island the character of Robinson Crusoe seems to have a religious epiphany about the role of Providence in his life an
Roselilly
Roselilly
Roselilly Beck 1 In the short story, “Roselily,” by Alice Walker, the main character is torn between the imprisonment of marriage and the insecurity of single hood. Getting married is supposed to be one of the most joyful and beautiful experiences in a person’s life. However, for Roselily it seems like she is about to make the biggest mistake of her life. “She thinks of ropes, chains, handcuffs, his religion.” The religion is probably the thing that scares her the most, because of its restrictio
Scarlet Letter Bewilderment at the Hands of Sin
Scarlet Letter Bewilderment at the Hands of Sin
Scarlet Letter Bewilderment at the Hands of Sin Jane Manwelyan Bewilderment at the Hands of Sin No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude without finally becoming bewildered as to which may be true. In Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s The Scarlet Letter, this quote applies to the two main characters of the novel. It applies to Arthur Dimmesdale in a literal way; he clearly is not the man that he appears to be, and the guilt that goes along with such de
Scarlet Letter Logs
Scarlet Letter Logs
Scarlet Letter Logs There are two main themes that Hawthorne he uses in the novel both are related. Through his diction Hawthorne seems to emphasize the severity of Puritan law as a theme, the other is the strictness of Puritan society. In the opening chapter he carefully describes the prison as an “ ugly edifice…and gloomy” even though the prison is old, it still has the power to enforce the severe Puritan laws whatever they may be. He describes the door of the prison as being “. Heavily timber
Scarlet letter paper
Scarlet letter paper
scarlet letter paper In the novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, what appears to be Hester Prynne’s tragedy becomes the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale’s suffering and depression, despite the letter A boldly present on her chest. Revered Dimmesdale’s affair with Hester Prynne continuously troubles his conscience; seeing that no other person feels as guilty, the minister is the most tragic character in the novel. At the time when this novel takes place, not only ministers, but ordinary
Scarlet Letter Symbolism
Scarlet Letter Symbolism
Scarlet Letter Symbolism Symbolism of The Scarlet Letter A symbol is a literary device which is employed to portray another object or individual. In the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, it is most often a tangible object he uses to represent an undefined idea, complex in scope and significance. More times than not, it represents reverent, profound, or virtuous concepts of merit. From the substitution of one idea or object for another, to creations as massive, complex, and perplexing as the
Scarlet Letters Puritans
Scarlet Letters Puritans
Scarlet Letters Puritans Discuss Hawthorne¡¦s presentation of the Puritan¡¦s throughout the novel ¡¥The Scarlet Letter.¡¦ You may wish to consider: „P Hawthorne¡¦s links with the Puritans „P The presentation of Puritanism in the novel The narrative methods through which Hawthorne presents Puritanism. The Puritans are complex characters and throughout the course of the novel the reader is exposed to many sides of their character. Mark Van Doren once wrote, ¡¥The conflict in Hawthorne of two world
Scarlette letter
Scarlette letter
Scarlette letter OTHER ELEMENTS SETTING There are two ways to talk about setting in The Scarlet Letter. One way is to look at the meaning or emotional overtones of specific places. A second and broader way is to examine the whole Puritan world in which Hawthorne has set his novel. Not just the time and place, Boston in the 1640s, but the values and beliefs that define Puritan society. THE MARKET-PLACE AND THE FOREST Far and away the most important scenes in The Scarlet Letter take place in two l
Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds
Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds
Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds Sharon Olds’ poem, Sex without Love, quite passionately expresses the poet\'s attitude toward loveless sex as a cold and hurtful act. She accomplishes this through her use of various poetic techniques which evoke clear images in the reader. Her opening words, How do they do it,..., do not simply offer question, but carry a negative connotation of the speaker shaking her head and throwing up her hands in a disgusted manner. Reminiscent of a mother looking at he
Shabath Dinner
Shabath Dinner
Shabath Dinner THE SHABBAT DINNER The Israeli family is not an ordinary American family no matter how Americanized the kids feel. In most American families, with a teenager involved a Friday night is a detached night from the family. You ask just about any teenager what they do on a Friday night and they will say, “Party” or “Hang out with friends”. On the other hand the family-dinner that my parents and I went to was at our friend’s house and like most Israeli families they to spend Friday nigh
Shelleys Counsel
Shelleys Counsel
Shelleys Counsel Shelley’s Counsel At the heart of mankind, there are certain rules by which society runs. These timeless laws or ethics cross cultural bounds in order to preserve life’s order and maintain a righteous standard. For example, almost all societies agree that it is immoral to kill another human being outside of self-defense. Christine Menefree of the School Library Journal defines ethics as the “… moral principles by which a person is guided” (1). Many people develop their moral bel
Shirley Jacksons The Lottery1
Shirley Jacksons The Lottery1
Shirley Jacksons The Lottery1 Since the beginning of time man has had the internal drive to congregate and form relationships with others. From these relationships societies have evolved, and from the evolution characteristics of humankind have been brought forward. Certain characteristics have been cultivated as acceptable, while others are labeled as unacceptable. Learned evil has become present as a means of survival in every society. Humanitys learned evil is represented by societys relati
Shylock
Shylock
Shylock Throughout the course of history, Jews have been relentlessly persecuted. The English are not an exception, since their history shows that the general English attitude towards Jews during the Elizabethan Era is anti-Semitic. This negative bias towards Jews is apparently clear in Elizabethan literature, including William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Shylock, the Jewish antagonist in Shakespeare’s play, is stereotypically portrayed as a villain in accordance to popular prejudice.
Silence and Suppression in the Reeves Tale
Silence and Suppression in the Reeves Tale
Silence and Suppression in the Reeves Tale Such comments as, “I pray to God his nekke mote to-breke” quickly reveal that the verbal game of “quite” involves much more than a free meal to the Reeve in “The Canterbury Tales” (I 3918). This overreaction, which grabs the attention of the audience and gives it pause, is characteristic of the Reeve’s ostensibly odd behavior, being given to morose speeches followed by violent outbursts, all the while harboring spiteful desires. Anger typifies the Reeve
Similarities between children and their parents
Similarities between children and their parents
similarities between children and their parents The Similarities and Differences Between Parents and Their Children The transition from childhood to adulthood is a journey undergone by all, but all in a different way. While some people believe that the maturation process is a time for one to develop one\'s individuality and uniqueness from one\'s parental figures, others believe that growing up is a fine-tuning of beliefs, morals and ideology passed down from generation to generation. The old sa
Social Criticism in Short Stories
Social Criticism in Short Stories
Social Criticism in Short Stories Social Criticism in Short Stories Although most short stories at first glance may seem to be simply fictional tales about people and situations that don’t exist, this is not always the case. Some short stories are actually the author’s criticisms of specific cultural values and social conventions veiled by an interesting plot and engaging characters. This is certainly true of three stories specifically: “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marq
Society and its influence on conventionality
Society and its influence on conventionality
Society and its influence on conventionality Essay Conventional and Sterile Tuesday Nov. 07, 2000 It is my understanding that people grow up in a society of conventional and sterile ways of life. Some societies have a tendency to raise people to be similar in their way of thinking. People are educated to have the same morals, beliefs (within their own culture), and, or opportunities at an education. The ways in which these people are raised does not give a chance for independent thinking, and cr
Soldier home
Soldier home
Soldier home \'SOLDIER\'S HOME\': ANOTHER STORY OF A BROKEN HEART He knew he could never get through it all again. Soldier\'s Home I don\'t want to go through that hell again. The Sun Also Rises In the works of Ernest Hemingway, that which is excluded is often as significant as that which is included; a hint is often as important and thought-provoking as an explicit statement. This is why we read and reread him. Soldier\'s Homeis a prime example of this art of echo and indirection. Harold
Soldiers home
Soldiers home
Soldiers home \'SOLDIER\'S HOME\': ANOTHER STORY OF A BROKEN HEART He knew he could never get through it all again. Soldier\'s Home I don\'t want to go through that hell again. In the works of Ernest Hemingway, that which is excluded is often as significant as that which is included; a hint is often as important and thought-provoking as an explicit statement. This is why we read and reread him. Soldier\'s Homeis a prime example of this art of echo and indirection. Harold Krebs, the protago
Soldiers home
Soldiers home
Soldiers home \'SOLDIER\'S HOME\': ANOTHER STORY OF A BROKEN HEART He knew he could never get through it all again. Soldier\'s Home I don\'t want to go through that hell again. In the works of Ernest Hemingway, that which is excluded is often as significant as that which is included; a hint is often as important and thought-provoking as an explicit statement. This is why we read and reread him. Soldier\'s Homeis a prime example of this art of echo and indirection. Harold Krebs, the protago
Stages of Resistance in Alice Walkers Meridian
Stages of Resistance in Alice Walkers Meridian
Stages of Resistance in Alice Walkers Meridian Stages of Resistance in Alice Walker’s Meridian In this compelling novel by Alice Walker, Meridian, the main character, grows up through the eyes of the reader. The author shows us the emotional, physical, and psychological stages of resistance that Meridian goes through during the height of the civil rights movement. In fact, if one looks at the life of Alice Walker, the author of the novel, similarities undeniably exist between the two women. Firs
Stevie Smith and Christianity
Stevie Smith and Christianity
Stevie Smith and Christianity Discovering the essence of Christianity is too varied and diverse a topic for anyone to pin to solely one definition. How one approaches the topic of Christianity is often in accordance to their personal foundations of religious belief. Sometimes these beliefs are deeply seeded during childhood so, as children mature into adults, they seldom doubt that which has been taught to them for so many years. English poet, Florence Margaret Smith, was not one of these indivi
Symbolism and the unconscious in Young goodman bro
Symbolism and the unconscious in Young goodman bro
symbolism and the unconscious in Young goodman brown English 140A April 17, 2000 Term paper Symbolism and the Unconscious in “Young Goodman Brown” Nathaniel Hawthorne’s work is typically fraught with symbolism, much of it deriving from his puritan ancestry. Not surprisingly, Hawthorne was obsessed with the themes of sin and guilt. John Roth notes that “A number of recurring thematic patterns and character types appear in Hawthorne’s novels and tales” (Roth 76). Because he is speaking of what we
Symbolism in Young Goodman Brown
Symbolism in Young Goodman Brown
Symbolism in Young Goodman Brown Symbolism in Young Goodman Brown Jared Krupski English 102 Research 1 7-18-00 Jared Krupski The short story Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is the story of a man, Goodman Brown, who comes to find out that the people he surrounds himself with are not perfect. During a journey testing his faith, a traveler, the devil, is able to use Brown’s naiveté against him. After the devil has his way with Goodman Brown’s mind, Brown is never again able to trus
Symbolism in Young Goodman Brown1
Symbolism in Young Goodman Brown1
Symbolism in Young Goodman Brown1 Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s work is typically fraught with symbolism, much of it deriving from his Puritan ancestry; a great-great uncle was actually a judge in the Salem witchcraft trials (Roth 76). Not surprisingly, Hawthorne was obsessed with the twin themes of sin and guilt. Author John Roth notes that A number of recurring thematic patterns and character types appear in Hawthorne\'s novels and tales. These repetitions show Hawthorne\'s emphasis on the effects
Th emerchant of venice
Th emerchant of venice
th emerchant of venice In the Dukes opinion (Act iv, Sc.1) Shylock is “… an inhuman wretch.” Do you agree? Do you feel that Shylock receives, “justice” at the end of the play? The Merchant Of Venice was written by William Shakespeare, between 1596 and 1598. It was first published in 1600. Although this play is described as a romantic comedy, there is an underlying plot of moral dimension in the development of Shylocks character. Shylock is a Jew and at this time Jews were the focus of much racia
The American Character during the Puritan Era
The American Character during the Puritan Era
The American Character during the Puritan Era An American is one who is either a European or a descendant of one. In the early 1600s, the Puritans left England in hope of a better government, a reformed society, and for improved living conditions. The Puritans were in search of religious freedom and to start a new religion completely deviant from the one in England. According to John Winthrop, man has to love his neighbors and care for them in order to build the perfect society. An American is o
The Assistant
The Assistant
The Assistant Throughout Bernard Malamuds, beautifully written, The Assistant there were references to cultural icons or to religious symbols that sometimes represent The writers major theme. In this book it is Franks constant resemblance to St. Francis Of Assisi, and Franks subtle conversion to Judaism. The most important religious symbol in the book is St. Francis. Frank Alpine\'s name two important connotations: It suggests an affinity with St. Francis of Assisi and also refers to mountain he