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The Branded Mother and her Throwaway Child
The Branded Mother and her Throwaway Child
The Branded Mother and her Throwaway Child The Branded Mother and her Throwaway Child The Scarlet Letter is a story of hypocrisy and punishment. The strict Puritan laws made adultery a sin punishable by death or a life of misery. Although being an unwed mother or an illegitimate child is no longer a crime leading to capitol punishment, the treatment of welfare mothers and their children is similar to the treatment Hester an Pearl received in Hawthorne’s novel. Hester and Pearl are prime examples
The Crucible A Tale of Two Trials
The Crucible A Tale of Two Trials
The Crucible A Tale of Two Trials A political cartoon shows a massive stone wall surrounding tall office buildings which bear labels of Department of Energy, Defense Department, National Security Agency, CIA, and FBI. Outside the wall, which is tagged Government Secrecy, a couple huddles in a roofless hut called Personal Non-Privacy. At the top of the cartoon is printed Somehow I feel this is not the way the founders planned it. Indeed, America\'s founding fathers most likely did
The Crucible Essay
The Crucible Essay
The Crucible Essay The Crucible Essay Giles Corey, Rebecca Nurse, and John Proctor all have something in common which endanger them when the witch-hunt begins. The play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller is a portrayal of the Salem witch trials. In the play there are three characters, Giles, Rebecca, and John all die at the end. These three people all have something in common which endangers them during the witch-hunt and later leads to their death. The one thing that these three people have in com
The Crucible Essay1
The Crucible Essay1
The Crucible Essay1 It is a play with tremendous feelings with many inside twists hidden in the archives of the true story. It is a play with emotional feelings, feelings of anger, hate, evil, manipulation, good, and pureness. It is the The Crucible. In the play, Arthur Miller develops the idea that powerfully held beliefs direct people’s behaviour, Abigail Williams who accuses others to escape from punishment, Mary Warren who chooses to lie to keep herself out of trouble, and John Proctor who c
The Crucible Essay
The Crucible Essay
The Crucible Essay The Crucible Essay Giles Corey, Rebecca Nurse, and John Proctor all have something in common which endanger them when the witch-hunt begins. The play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller is a portrayal of the Salem witch trials. In the play there are three characters, Giles, Rebecca, and John all die at the end. These three people all have something in common which endangers them during the witch-hunt and later leads to their death. The one thing that these three people have in com
The crucible1
The crucible1
the crucible1 Back in the 1950\'s, when insecurity permeated the air, and people were ruled by fear, Arthur Miller wrote a play, which defined the line between insecurity and fear. The Crucible was a remade story of the carnal Salem Witch trials, in which many innocent victims lost their lives. Through this play Miller is trying to convey the message that death is not in our possession; we are not messengers of God. Only God decrees those who are to die, because God is in heaven and we are on Ea
The crucible1
The crucible1
the crucible1 Back in the 1950\'s, when insecurity permeated the air, and people were ruled by fear, Arthur Miller wrote a play, which defined the line between insecurity and fear. The Crucible was a remade story of the carnal Salem Witch trials, in which many innocent victims lost their lives. Through this play Miller is trying to convey the message that death is not in our possession; we are not messengers of God. Only God decrees those who are to die, because God is in heaven and we are on Ea
The Crucible6
The Crucible6
The Crucible6 The play The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, was about the Salem witchcraft trials that killed many Puritans in Massachusetts. In this play, Miller shows the reader that the Puritans, as a whole were not as godly as they were portrayed. Miller also shows how mass hysteria can be sparked by almost anything. The play takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Reverend Parris’s daughter, Betty, falls sick and for some reason the townspeople suspect witchery. Taking advantage of
The grapes of wrath2
The grapes of wrath2
the grapes of wrath2 Through such hardships as the Depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included the search for a safe existence, we find the story of the Joad\'s. The Joad\'s are the main family in John Steinbeck\'s novel The Grapes of Wrath, which he created to give voice to the hundreds of families that found themselves at their absolute rock bottom during the Great Depression of the 20th Century in America. It wouldn\'t have been enough for S
The Great Gatsbysuper notes automatic A
The Great Gatsbysuper notes automatic A
the Great Gatsbysuper notes automatic A Have you ever felt that there were two of you battling for control of the person you call yourself? Have you ever felt that you weren\'t quite sure which one you wanted to be in charge? All of us have at least two selves: one who wants to work hard, get good grades, and be successful; and one who would rather lie in the sun and listen to music and daydream. To understand F. Scott Fitzgerald, the man and the writer, you must begin with the idea of doublenes
The human and the divine
The human and the divine
the human and the divine 1) Introduction Through out history, as man progressed from a primitive animal to a human being capable of thought and reason, mankind has had to throw questions about the meaning of our own existence to ourselves. Out of those trail of thoughts appeared religion, art, and philosophy, the fundamental process of questioning about existence. Who we are, how we came to be, where we are going, what the most ideal state is....... All these questions had to be asked and if n
The Life You Save
The Life You Save
The Life You Save Use of Symbolism in “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” The symbolism that Flannery O’Connor uses in “The Life You Save May Be Your Own,” illustrates the spiritual struggles between good and evil that we as human’s face. The main character, Mr. Shiftlet, embarks on a journey of spiritual means by walking on both the paths of salvation and damnation. Mr. Shiftlet is given countless opportunities to turn himself around and to proceed in the right direction, on the path of salvati
The Logistics of a Lesson
The Logistics of a Lesson
The Logistics of a Lesson Parable: A short allegorical story designed to convey some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson (Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition). An author will often make a statement advising the audience to read in a manner suited for a parable to ensure the lesson is not overlooked. Hawthorne does this in The Minister’s Black Veil by deeming his story “A Parable” in the subtitle. Poe states in his Philosophy of Composition that he writes tales with an
The Lord of the Flies1
The Lord of the Flies1
The Lord of the Flies1 The Lord of the Flies is a picture of our society today. Discuss the statement and show the way the statement applies The Lord of the Flies is about a mini-society of boys formed by chance. Their isolation from adults forced reality upon them and so they had to think for themselves and work together. As a commentary of today\'s society it does well to explain some of today\'s issues like violence, laws, pride, greed, fear, religious power and the conflict between living
The lost of paradise
The lost of paradise
the lost of paradise Epic Characteristics of Milton\'s Masterwork, Paradise Lost By: Dani pic Characteristics of Milton\'s Masterwork Paradise Lost is one of the finest examples of the epic tradition in all of literature. In composing this extraordinary work, John Milton was, for the most part, following in the manner of epic poets of past centuries: Barbara Lewalski notes that Paradise Lost is an epic whose closest structural affinities are to Virgil\'s Aeneid . . . ; she continues, however,
The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot The Melting Pot. In our society today America consists of a lot of different people. All of these people are of different cultures, race, and religions. Even though they have many differences they all live and work together. Bringing together these people from diverse nationalities and making them conform to an idea or a group of ideas and still remaining an individual is my understanding of what a melting pot is. This takes place all over the United States. Based on my high scho
The merchant of venice
The merchant of venice
The merchant of venice In this world, there are many aspects of blindness whether it is mentally or physically. Either way, each blindness brings out the disability in each person. Such portrayal was shown throughout the play The Merchant of Venice. Shakespeare presents more than one form of blindness, which complicates the social order of the society, and I feel that the blindness, being their imperfection, creates tension between characters, which is weakened by blindness. When the characters
The Misogyny of the Artist as a Young Man
The Misogyny of the Artist as a Young Man
The Misogyny of the Artist as a Young Man The Misogyny of the Artist as a Young Man In most novels there are always certain aspects of the protagonist\'s life that serve as the basis from which the character is motivated to create or to encounter particular events. Often times these motivations are the key that the protagonist needs in order to realize their meaning in life and where their destinations lie. James Joyce cleverly uses the presence and appeal of women in his novel A Portrait of the
The nineteenth century and Abraham lincolns second
The nineteenth century and Abraham lincolns second
The nineteenth century and Abraham lincolns second inaugural address The American Renaissance is a time that American writers received more recognition as to the quality of their works. Before this time scholars looked upon the works of the artist and writers in America were looked upon as secondary to the across the Atlantic. The novelist Gustave de Beaumont warned Europeans not to ‘look for poetry, literature, or fine arts in this country\'. (McQuade et al pg. 462) When one of the proprieto
The Pardoners Tale Deception and Foolishness
The Pardoners Tale Deception and Foolishness
The Pardoners Tale Deception and Foolishness Barrett Great Books 1 Dr. Carcache 11 December 2000 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 beginning of his tale describes three fools who go foolishly seeking death, then find it in a large amount of gold. Deception is another topi
The Price Of Eating From The Tree
The Price Of Eating From The Tree
The Price Of Eating From The Tree The struggle for power is an age old one, indeed. Opposing nations vying for control of a province, officials seeking powerful positions against equally cunning rivals, and the fight for dominance in a household are all examples of this struggle. It is a mental and physical battle, fought on many different sides at once by many different means. As a species, humanity seems predisposed to seeking the upper hand, even over those they may deem allies. Advancement i
The Right to Be Free
The Right to Be Free
The Right to Be Free The Right to Be Free In the novel A Lesson Before Dying, although Grant is an educated black man in the era of a racist society he has struggles greater than most men of his decent. I feel sorry for him because of his limitations, even though I view him as a coward. He cannot break free of his background and family. The three main female characters in the novel, Tante Lou, Miss Emma, and Vivian, restrict and limit Grant\'s choices. Grant realizes that freedom means leaving h
The Scarlet Letter Pearl
The Scarlet Letter Pearl
The Scarlet Letter Pearl In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, many of the characters suffer from the tolls of sin, but none as horribly as Hester\'s daughter Pearl. She alone suffers from sin that is not her own, but rather that of her mother. From the day she is conceived, Pearl is portrayed as an offspring of evil. She is brought introduced to the pitiless domain of the Puritan religion from inside a jail, a place where no light can touch the depths of her mother\'s sin. The austere P
The Scarlet Letter4
The Scarlet Letter4
The Scarlet Letter4 The Scarlet Letter “Wilt thou let me be at peace, if I once tell thee?” asked Hester. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a stiff Puritan society in which one can not indulge in their deepest thoughts. Puritan society does not let human beings show how they really feel. Therefore Hester had to seek refuge to explore her inner thoughts, such as the forest. In the forest Hester brings out many hidden emotions, Hester shows her love for Dimmsdale
The Scarlett Letter
The Scarlett Letter
The Scarlett Letter The Effective Use of Symbolism The novel, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne is an intriguing account of a Puritan community that experiences a breakdown in beliefs. The story deals with a woman, Hester, who commits adultery with a Calvinistic minister resulting in the birth of a child (Martin 110). As compensation for her crime of passion and her refusal to name her lover, Hester is sentenced to wear an embroidered scarlet letter on her bosom. It is this letter, or s
The Scarlett Letter1
The Scarlett Letter1
The Scarlett Letter1 The Effective Use of Symbolism The novel, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne is an intriguing account of a Puritan community that experiences a breakdown in beliefs. The story deals with a woman, Hester, who commits adultery with a Calvinistic minister resulting in the birth of a child (Martin 110). As compensation for her crime of passion and her refusal to name her lover, Hester is sentenced to wear an embroidered scarlet letter on her bosom. It is this letter, or
The Significance of Virgil in the Inferno
The Significance of Virgil in the Inferno
The Significance of Virgil in the Inferno Ryan Henson Mind 180 Essay #2 What is the significance of Virgil’s relationship with Dante? The Inferno is an epic poem by Dante Alighieri, one of the greatest poets in the history of western literature. In it, he uses his mastery of language to blend elements of classical literature with a more contemporary Catholic viewpoint. Virgil, the Roman poet, is Dante’s guide on this journey through the underworld. He helps to represent the classical elements of
The Stranger1
The Stranger1
The Stranger1 Derek Goff English 24104 Mr. Venza 14 April 2000 Meursault as “The Stranger” The way a person reacts to ordinary situations determines the opinions of others based on their behavior. Yet, when this behavior is abnormal or different from the rest of society, it causes society to form an opinion based totally on a person’s behavior not their true personality. In Meursault’s case, his strange opinions and unexpected remarks put him in this position, without ever really giving him an o
The Traveler
The Traveler
The Traveler ˙ Homosexuality has always and everywhere existed. Nazis considered homosexuality as a tendency that could not be changed. It was assumed that a homosexual orientation could not be eliminated, that only its exhibitions could be blocked. The Nazi system was concerned with deviations from the norm, not only in religion and ethnicity, but also sexuality, and attitudes toward it. As part of the Nazis\' attempt to purify German society and create an Aryan master race, they condemned ho
The Very old man with enormous wings
The Very old man with enormous wings
The Very old man with enormous wings Response to essay on The Very Old Man With Enormous Wings What does this piece reveal about people\'s attitudes towards religion? Why do the townspeople treat the old man in the way that they do? Do they respond differently to the spider girl than to the old man? Is there evidence that he is really an angel? Does that make a difference? Why is the subtitle of the piece A Tale for Children? Why would children be the intended audience for this piece? Is it
Things fall appart
Things fall appart
Things fall appart There was a man who dreamed as a child of being well known and respected throughout his village and neighboring villages. This man, Okonko, worked hard at his goal, and he achieved it. Okonko, a man with great strength and personality, had achieved his goal to become rich and famous, a privilege that was unseen before in his family. Although Okonko reached his goal at an early age, his life began to Fall Apart when tragic episodes took place. One can see that Okonko’s life fir
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot T.S. ELIOT Thomas Stearns Eliot was born to a very distinguished New England family on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, Henry Ware, was a very successful businessman and his mother, Charlotte Stearns Eliot, was a poetess. His paternal grandfather established and presided over Washington University. While visiting Great Britain in 1915, World War I started and Eliot took up a permanent residency there. In 1927, he became a British citizen. While living
Thoreau
Thoreau
thoreau In Henry David Thoreau’s infamous novel “Walden”, we are shown endless paradoxes that stem from the author’s deep and insightful views into nature’s universal connections with the human race. Thoreau makes himself a quest of finding the meaning to our existence by investigating nature from different perspectives that our preoccupied society constantly overlooks. Two of these perspectives are of viewing nature from a mountaintop or panoramic view and the other being from our own earthly f
Thoreau
Thoreau
thoreau In Henry David Thoreau’s infamous novel “Walden”, we are shown endless paradoxes that stem from the author’s deep and insightful views into nature’s universal connections with the human race. Thoreau makes himself a quest of finding the meaning to our existence by investigating nature from different perspectives that our preoccupied society constantly overlooks. Two of these perspectives are of viewing nature from a mountaintop or panoramic view and the other being from our own earthly f
Titubas Journey
Titubas Journey
Titubas Journey Every person has a journey that they must travel throughout their life to help discover themselves and the world around them. In Maryse Conde’s I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem, the character Tituba has a journey that takes her from Barbados to Boston and back to Barbados. At each stage of her journey she discovers something about herself and the society that she is in. The first stage in Tituba’s journey is in Barbados where she learns the secrets of healing and magic. Under Mama
TotalitarianismAnimal Farm
TotalitarianismAnimal Farm
TotalitarianismAnimal Farm Totalitarianism has become a fact that can hardly be ignored. During World War II when Hitler had total control to the Russia of Stalin and later Soviet leaders. For many years people have dreamed or believed in the perfect society of mandkind and of an ultimate utopia, a world where we can live together in peace. George Orwell expresses a different kind of view for the future of mankind, a view where freedom is limited, total control and there isn\'t any sign of hope
Touch the Dragon
Touch the Dragon
Touch the Dragon Touch the Dragon - A Thai Journey Karen Connelly I enjoyed Touch the Dragon, and throughout made little connection with Karen\'s realisations, observation, and experiences comparing them with my own life of travels. Karen also taught me new things of Thailand that I never knew before dealing with geography, culture and religion like about the head being the holy part of your body. I found that interesting. I enjoyed the book Touch the Dragon due to Karen\'s description of the la
Transcendentalism1
Transcendentalism1
Transcendentalism1 The writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson dealt with three aspects of transcendental thought, which consisted of spiritual, philosophical, and literary content. In his time, Emerson imparted an influence upon his contemporaries and American literature. He explicitly encouraged other writers by his appeal for new American literature and new voices because America had failed to denounce European literature and produce its own literary scholarship. Emerson believed that literature shou
Transcendentalism1
Transcendentalism1
Transcendentalism1 The writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson dealt with three aspects of transcendental thought, which consisted of spiritual, philosophical, and literary content. In his time, Emerson imparted an influence upon his contemporaries and American literature. He explicitly encouraged other writers by his appeal for new American literature and new voices because America had failed to denounce European literature and produce its own literary scholarship. Emerson believed that literature shou
Transcendetalism The New Religion
Transcendetalism The New Religion
Transcendetalism The New Religion Transcendentalism: The New Religion By: A. K. Rodriguez Transcendentalism: The New Religion According to The American Heritage Dictionary, the definition of religion is “a belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as Creator or governor of the universe; a personalized system grounded in such belief; or a cause or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion” (TAHD, 696). The American Heritage Dictionary provides a lexicon descri
Tritram Shandy
Tritram Shandy
Tritram Shandy Chaucer’s Wife Of Bath, Allison, is a very interesting character. She almost seems to be an early feminist, but is not by her own words. She has her own authoritarian views on marriage, Scripture, and husband domination. Alison is one of the only characters who actually reveals herself openly, through her prologue. She has a personality, and that personality consists of her authority over her husbands, her own ideals on religion, and she uses her tale to back this all up. Allison
Uncle Toms Cabingeneral summary
Uncle Toms Cabingeneral summary
Uncle Toms Cabingeneral summary The book starts out where Uncle Tom is sold to a trader because of his owner’s debts. Mr. Shelby is the owner of Uncle Tom and many other slaves. He saves a girl\'s life, Eva, while on a boat, and her father buys him. He spends several years in New Orleans at their house. While he was there he helped St. Clare, the father, find God. When Eva and St. Clare die, he is sold to an evil plantation owner. On the plantation, he continues to be pious, even when everything
Underlying Themes in the Works of James A Michener
Underlying Themes in the Works of James A Michener
Underlying Themes in the Works of James A Michener James A. Michener is often regarded as a literary outsider. Despite his vast works that have sold millions of copies and delighted readers everywhere, his blunt approach to literature has brought him much criticism. Despite his lack of many literary vehicles to convey his ideas, his works do contain several universal and underlying themes. These themes can often be applied to our lives and thought processes to benefit us for the better. One of M
Use of Satire in Huck Finn
Use of Satire in Huck Finn
Use of Satire in Huck Finn The journey taken by two people down a river, is rarely thought of as anything more than just an adventure. However, Mark Twain uses his novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, to explore and poke fun of many problems facing American society. Huck, the main character, is considered an uneducated boy who is constantly under pressure to conform to the civilized aspects of society. Jim, who accompanies Huck, is a runaway slave seeking freedom from the world that has
Violence
Violence
Violence Violence in the basis upon which we live. Wherever we go there is some form or act of violence. Most people have lost the concept of right and wrong. The line that once stood between them is now blurred. People find that they do no harm when they commit an act that’s wrong. Violence is seen in many forms today that there was ever before. Media has a large part in broadcasting violence. Violence is due to some of these issues such as easy access to weapons, the people who commit crimes h
Wife of Bath1
Wife of Bath1
Wife of Bath1 Sex and the Wife of Bath Sexual relations between men and woman have created issues of life and death from the beginning of time. In most classic Western beliefs it began when Eve with the help of the Devil seduced Adam thus leading the downfall of humanity into an abyss of sin and hopelessness. This issue arises in all literature from Genesis, Chaucer and into modern day. Authors, clerks and writers of all types have aided stereotyping women throughout history and Geoffrey Chaucer
William Blake and The Romantic Period
William Blake and The Romantic Period
William Blake and The Romantic Period William Blake lived from 1757-1827. He based most of his works in the style of Romanticism. Much like William Wordsworth, Blake wrote from the heart, letting natural expression take over. Many of the writers of the Romantic period felt they had entered an imaginative climate, which some of them called “the Spirit Age.” During this “Spirit Age,” many authors felt that freedom and spontaneity were the key elements in poetry. Before this creative revolution, a
William Blake1
William Blake1
William Blake1 William Blake (1757-1827) William Blake wrote during the Romantic period which was a span between 1785 - 1830. Other great writers during this time were Mary Wollstonecraft, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and others. Some said that the Romantic period was the fairy tale way of writing through symbolism and allegory and also an age for individualism. A crucial point by Romantic theorist referred to the mind, emotions, and imagination of the poet (Abrams, et al 5). In comparison to Blake’s
William Goldings Lord of the Flies
William Goldings Lord of the Flies
William Goldings Lord of the Flies William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a sordid tale about a group of kids who are stranded on a deserted island after their plane crashes. The story is set during the Atomic War and plenty of references are made to the fact. However, the real key to the story lies in the role of Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies. Beelzebub has a central role in the story as he represents the Beast, or evil, that dwells within all humans. The Beast cannot be hunted and since it dwel
Wine of Astonishment
Wine of Astonishment
Wine of Astonishment In Earl Lovelace\'s book The Wine of Astonishment two main characters arise Bee and Bolo. Bolo\'s character is a warrior and he directs the people to the path of empowerment by way of the warrior for that is what he knows and who he is. Bee\'s character is a man of faith, patience, and a man of his people. Bee also chooses a path of empowerment for the people of the village that is defined by his character, he guides the people to the path of faith. The journey in the book