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BNW vs 1984
BNW vs 1984
BNW vs 1984 1984 Vs. Brave New World Imagine a world in which people are produced in factories, a world lost of all freedom and individuality, a world where people are exiled or “disappear” for breaking the mold. Both 1984 by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World are startling depictions of such a society. Although these novels are of fictional worlds, control of the future may be subtly evolving and becoming far worse than Huxley or Orwell could ever have imagined. Each society dest
Brave New World
Brave New World
Brave New World BRAVE NEW WORLD By: Aldous Huxley Brave New World opens in a technically advanced future world. In the beginning of this book, we see the Director of World Hatcheries lead the new hatchery students on a tour of a Conditioning Center in London where babies are produced in bottles and pre-sorted to determine which class level they will be born into. These class levels range from Alpha-plus, the highest level, to Epsilon-minus, the lowest. There are no parents, and babies are condit
Brave New World
Brave New World
Brave New World BRAVE NEW WORLD By: Aldous Huxley Brave New World opens in a technically advanced future world. In the beginning of this book, we see the Director of World Hatcheries lead the new hatchery students on a tour of a Conditioning Center in London where babies are produced in bottles and pre-sorted to determine which class level they will be born into. These class levels range from Alpha-plus, the highest level, to Epsilon-minus, the lowest. There are no parents, and babies are condit
Brave New World
Brave New World
Brave New World BRAVE NEW WORLD By: Aldous Huxley Brave New World opens in a technically advanced future world. In the beginning of this book, we see the Director of World Hatcheries lead the new hatchery students on a tour of a Conditioning Center in London where babies are produced in bottles and pre-sorted to determine which class level they will be born into. These class levels range from Alpha-plus, the highest level, to Epsilon-minus, the lowest. There are no parents, and babies are condit
Brave New World
Brave New World
Brave New World BRAVE NEW WORLD By: Aldous Huxley Brave New World opens in a technically advanced future world. In the beginning of this book, we see the Director of World Hatcheries lead the new hatchery students on a tour of a Conditioning Center in London where babies are produced in bottles and pre-sorted to determine which class level they will be born into. These class levels range from Alpha-plus, the highest level, to Epsilon-minus, the lowest. There are no parents, and babies are condit
Brutus Character
Brutus Character
Brutus Character William Shakespeare\'s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is mainly based on the assassination of Julius Caesar. The character who was in charge of the assassination was ironically, Marcus Brutus, a servant and close friend to Julius Caesar. After examining Brutus\' relationship to Caesar, his involvement in the conspiracy, and his importance to the plot, the truth can be revealed. Marcus Brutus, a servant and close friend to Caesar, has a strong relationship with Caesar but a
Caesar
Caesar
caesar Julius Ceasar: Overview SUMMARY: Shakespeare\'s Julius Caesar is the story of the resulting conflicts from the assassination of perpetual dictator and Roman emperor, Julius Caesar. A great friend of Caesar, Mark Antony, comes to the senate to see the dead body of their dictator. He pretends to not be angry at those who took part in the assassination, and asks to speak at his funeral, a request which he is granted. However, after the men leave, he begins a soliloquy in which he suggests th
Caesar
Caesar
caesar Julius Ceasar: Overview SUMMARY: Shakespeare\'s Julius Caesar is the story of the resulting conflicts from the assassination of perpetual dictator and Roman emperor, Julius Caesar. A great friend of Caesar, Mark Antony, comes to the senate to see the dead body of their dictator. He pretends to not be angry at those who took part in the assassination, and asks to speak at his funeral, a request which he is granted. However, after the men leave, he begins a soliloquy in which he suggests th
Calibans Nature
Calibans Nature
Calibans Nature Caliban’s Nature When looking at Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” one can find an underlying themes of civilization verses barbarism. The characters that are created represent symbols of nature, and their actions build their symbolism. Through the actions we get a view of Shakespeare’s ideas on civilization and the uncivilized, as well of letting the reader form their own opinions. Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, after being removed by his brother, arrives on an island. He frees a
Carnivalism and its effect on literature
Carnivalism and its effect on literature
Carnivalism and its effect on literature Carnivalization is the term used by Mikhail Bakhtin to describe the shaping effect on literary genres. The idea of carnivalism is the discourse of structuralism. Carnivalism is the opposite of everything deemed normal. Bahktin describes it as: ...the true feast of time, the feasts of becoming, change and renewal. (45) Carnival originated from the Feasts of the Church. The feasts were a serious, formal occasion in which strict patterns were closely f
Ceasar Charater analysis
Ceasar Charater analysis
Ceasar Charater analysis Character Analysis Antony- What Cassius says about Antony: “You know not what…that which he will utter?” Pg. 582 lines 233-236. This shows that the conspirators are afraid of what Antony will say in his oration to the mob. Cassius is trying to make Brutus see what Antony is really up to, but Brutus is too caught up in honor to notice. What Antony does: He speaks to the crowd making them feel sorry for him, ashamed of themselves, and hate the conspirators. He causes them
Claudius Hamlet
Claudius Hamlet
Claudius Hamlet “Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are, and those few dare not oppose themselves to the opinion of the many, who have the majesty of the state to defend them.” - Nicolo Machiavelli, from The Prince Italian political theorist Nicolo Machiavelli speculated that the strongest leaders are ones who are able to carefully balance appearances to his benefit, strategically using them to strengthen his regime. If Machiavelli was indeed correct, then Claudius, f
Color Purple and Macbeth
Color Purple and Macbeth
Color Purple and Macbeth What is a perfect human? Human perfection may be measured by physical ability or intellectual achievement; however, it may also be measured by strength of character, and in this realm humans may often fall short. Weakness of character, shown through various character flaws, causes most of the hardships in life. Literature such as Shakespeare\'s Macbeth and Alison Walker\'s The Color Purple contain three levels of characters: setting characters, secondary characters and t
Compartive essay
Compartive essay
compartive essay Comparative Essay Oedipus the King and King Lear The Theme of Blindness March 22, 2000 BJ Wheatley In Sophocles and Shakespearean terms, blindness means a completely different thing. Blindness can normally be defined as the inability of the eye to see, but according to both plays; blindness is not always a physical quality, but a mental flaw some people possess. Out of both plays, Shakespeare’s King Lear has the most dominant theme of blindness. King Lear, Gloucester, and Albany
Contrast of Romeo and Juliet an West Side Story
Contrast of Romeo and Juliet an West Side Story
Contrast of Romeo and Juliet an West Side Story Contrast of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story Essay submitted by Bob Garrard Three Hundred Fifty Years of Blind Love: A Contraposition of Shakespeare and Robbins’ Romeo and Juliet Andy Warhol once said, They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself. Two hundred fifty years passed between the original Romeo and Juliet and the premiere of West Side Story on Broadway in 1957. However, time did not change the mes
Contrasting Claudius and Macbeth
Contrasting Claudius and Macbeth
Contrasting Claudius and Macbeth One Author: Two Tragedies: Two Very Different Murderers William Shakespeare\'s Hamlet and Macbeth are both classic tragedies. Each tragedy\'s list of characters contains an ambition-driven murderer: Hamlet, Claudius and Macbeth, Macbeth. On the surface, both characters seem alike in their murderous appetite for the coveted throne. However, a closer analysis reveals that Claudius and Macbeth differ in their characters, personality, and behavior. Both Claudius and
Criticisms of Mark Twain Past and Present
Criticisms of Mark Twain Past and Present
Criticisms of Mark Twain Past and Present Criticisms of Mark Twain: Past and Present Mark Twain is regarded as one of the most prominent American authors. Twain was born Samuel L. Clemons several years prior to the Civil War in a small town of Hannibal, Missouri. Much of his boyhood was spent frolicking in the muddy brown waters of the Mississippi. After his fathers death early in his life, Twain was hired for his dream job as a Steamboat Captain on the Mississippi River. This chance was cut sho
Dantes Inferno A Journey Through Hell
Dantes Inferno A Journey Through Hell
Dantes Inferno A Journey Through Hell A Journey through Hell The Inferno, the first part of the Divina Commedia, written around 1307 to 1314, is the masterpiece of Dante Alighieri. The story tells of a pilgrim Dante, not to be confused with the writer Dante, and his journey through hell to the base of the mountain of purgatory. Along the way, Dante accompanied by Virgil (human reason), meet many of Dante’s political rivals and many mythological creatures and sinners from throughout history. In t
Desdemona
Desdemona
Desdemona Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as is virtue. Such is the case of the virtue of the character Desdemona, from the play The Tragedy of Othello, by William Shakespeare. Desdemona was shown as a low moral, virtue less female in the essay The Character of Desdemona by John Quincy Adams. Contrary to this, the modern reader can see that Shakespeare actually showed her to be a virtuous and loving person, whose own innocence lead to her demise. Is Desdemona a virtuous character? Is there
Doublemeaning in Shak Romeo and Juliet
Doublemeaning in Shak Romeo and Juliet
Doublemeaning in Shak Romeo and Juliet Two hints Shakespeare plants in Act II at what lies ahead for Romeo and Juliet are in scene two and three. In scene two, Romeo says, “ I have night\'s cloak to hide me from their sight; and, but thou love me, let them find me here. My life were better ended by their hate than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.” In scene three, Friar Lawrence is speaking and says, “The grey-ey\'d morn smiles on the frowning night…within the infant rind of this small flowe
English Language and Literature in the Middle Ages
English Language and Literature in the Middle Ages
English Language and Literature in the Middle Ages English Language and Literature in the Middle Ages English Society of the Middle Ages saw many developments and new trends, but none so plainly as the developments witnessed in the Language and Literature of that time. It began with the Norman Conquest: eloquent french words substituted for the “harsh” saxon equivalents, primarily in the upper levels of society. Literature began to reflect these changes in the language, and continued to evolve t
Evil Macbeth
Evil Macbeth
Evil Macbeth EVIL MACBETH Darkness in our society is indicative of evil. For instance, a black cat, a dark night, a dark place are all symbols of evil. There are only a few good people out there today. In Macbeth William Shakespeare proves to us that there is evil in all of us but in the end the good triupths. In this play the main character Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth represent evil the king and queen of Scotland become murderers and the most hated people. The evilness in them brigs out t
Evolution of British Literature
Evolution of British Literature
Evolution of British Literature Evolution of British Literature The historical events and mentality of a time period are a major influence on the context and style of that particular times literature. British Literature experienced many metamorphoses through the year’s 449-1660. The literature traveled through four distinct periods. Beginning with the Anglo-Saxons moving through the medieval and Renaissance periods and ending with the writings of the 17th century. The Anglo-Saxons were the begin
Examine the role of the supernatural in Macbeth
Examine the role of the supernatural in Macbeth
examine the role of the supernatural in Macbeth Examine the role of the supernatural in Macbeth? I am going to examine the role of the supernatural in Macbeth by looking at the main characters, the witches, and apparitions and the way that they affect Macbeth. During Shakespeare’s time many people were superstitious and believed in witches, ghosts and other supernatural beings. This is greatly reflected in “Macbeth” By the late 1550’s Shakespeare had established himself as a playwright. In 1599
Fate in Romeo and Juliet
Fate in Romeo and Juliet
Fate in Romeo and Juliet Fate in Romeo and Juliet Bob Garrard Do you believe in fate? To answer the question, you must first have a correct idea of what fate is. A definition of fate would be the power that is supposed to settle ahead of time how things will happen. Could there be such a power that rules our lives, and if so, why? Romeo and Juliet, the two young lovers in William Shakespeare\' s Romeo and Juliet, ended up becoming a large part of what could be called fate. Fate seemed to contr
Foils
Foils
Foils Foils A character that might parallel yet contrast another is said to be a foil. A foil is used to clarify character traits as well as issues in stories and plays. An example of this would be Iago and Othello from the Shakespeare play Othello. Othello is a trustworthy and upstanding individual who has a slight problem as far as spontaneity is concerned. Iago, on the other hand, is deceptive and manipulative, but Iago thinks things out thoroughly. Shakespeare uses these two characters again
GenerationX
GenerationX
GenerationX Davis 1 Tommy E. L. Davis Hunter English 102 February 8, 1999 Generation X The generation I am apart of is called “Generation X” and we are known as a sex crazed and drug-happy one, (that is what the generation ahead of us said.) I believe if that there ever was a generation as such it was the baby boomers; ever hear of Woodstock? They want to stereotype us and ignore to what we have to say. For some reason when we do what they did as teenagers we are bad but when they did it, it was
Great Expectations3
Great Expectations3
Great Expectations3 Something about Charles Dickens and his ability to take his reader to unbelievable places with his imaginative powers allows him the honor of being the most popular English novelist of the 19th century. Dickens has thrilled his readers for many years with his down-to-earth stories about real people forced into real situations. Charles Dickens has the ability to tell his stories from personal experiences. He fine-tuned his ability to tell his own story through the life of anot
Hamet
Hamet
hamet Your reading of the ghost will deeply affect your understanding of the meaning of Hamlet as a play. Argue for one or another reading of the ghost’s reality and explain what that means in terms of what Shakespeare is trying to say in the play. Authors view and message Hamlet’s is one of the most recognizable work of William Shakespeare. The primary reason for this popularity is that it go so much criticism that any other play of any artist received. People view this play in different perspe
Hamlet Nothing Matters
Hamlet Nothing Matters
Hamlet Nothing Matters Hamlet: Nothing Matters Do we matter? Will anything we do endure? These are questions from existentialism. The dictionary defines existentialism as “the plight of the individual who must assume ultimate responsibility for his acts of free will without any certain knowledge of what is right or wrong or good or bad” (Merriam Webster). In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Hamlet struggles with the concept that nothing from our lives last and time grinds everything away.
Hamlet Revised
Hamlet Revised
Hamlet Revised Chani Nissenbaum Mrs. Marvin 3/19/00 English Hamlet Essay In the novel, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Hamlet, prince of Denmark, is at school in Wittenberg, Germany, when his father, King Hamlet, dies. He comes home to Elsinore Castle to find his mother, Queen Gertrude, married to his uncle Claudius, the late king\'s younger brother. Claudius has had himself crowned king. Moreover, soldiers guarding Elsinore report to Hamlet through his friend Horatio that his father\'s ghost ha
Hamlet2
Hamlet2
Hamlet2 The Consummation of Hamlet The story of Hamlet comes from a long line of revenge tragedies in which a character attempts to avenge the murder of a family member. Just as revenge is present in literature, it is also present in today’s society. It is always there, lurking in the darkness of the human mind, watching, waiting for an opportunity to lash out at the surrounding world. Shakespeare suggests in Hamlet that revenge is a debilitating force, and the pursuit of it can infect the most
Hamlet2
Hamlet2
Hamlet2 The Consummation of Hamlet The story of Hamlet comes from a long line of revenge tragedies in which a character attempts to avenge the murder of a family member. Just as revenge is present in literature, it is also present in today’s society. It is always there, lurking in the darkness of the human mind, watching, waiting for an opportunity to lash out at the surrounding world. Shakespeare suggests in Hamlet that revenge is a debilitating force, and the pursuit of it can infect the most
Hamlet5
Hamlet5
Hamlet5 In Shakespear\'s Hamlet, the reader gets to know what has been called the two Hamlets in the play, the first who is considered to be the sensitive intellectual who is able to express himself through poetry and who comes across as being dedicated to truth. The other, barbaric side of Hamlet who treats Ophelia so cruelly with no empathy, slays Polonius and speaks of dragging his guts into another room, and who sends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to their deaths without any remorse. Howeve
Hamlet5
Hamlet5
Hamlet5 In Shakespear\'s Hamlet, the reader gets to know what has been called the two Hamlets in the play, the first who is considered to be the sensitive intellectual who is able to express himself through poetry and who comes across as being dedicated to truth. The other, barbaric side of Hamlet who treats Ophelia so cruelly with no empathy, slays Polonius and speaks of dragging his guts into another room, and who sends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to their deaths without any remorse. Howeve
Hamlet7
Hamlet7
Hamlet7 Shakespeare\'s tragic hero, Hamlet, and his sanity can arguably be discussed. Many portions of the play supports his loss of control in his actions, while other parts uphold his ability of dramatic art. The issue can be discussed both ways and altogether provide significant support to either theory. There are indications from Hamlet throughout the play of his mind\'s well being. Hamlet\'s antic disposition may have caused him in certain times that he is in a roleplay. Hamlet has mood swi
Hamlets Claude
Hamlets Claude
Hamlets Claude In the play “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, the character of Claude is a near perfect example of a Machiavellian character. Claude began as the brother to King Hamlet, stepbrother to Queen Gertrude and Uncle to Prince Hamlet. However this situation obviously does not suite Claude so he takes measures to change it. After doing what he had to too become King, Claude’s brother is dead, he is married to Gertrude and Prince Hamlet is now his son-in-law. In this fashion he has demonstr
Hamlets Soliloquies
Hamlets Soliloquies
Hamlets Soliloquies The soliloquies spoken by Hamlet were directed to the audience, rather than seeming like conversations with himself. In the first soliloquy, Hamlet talks about how aggravated at life he is and that if it weren’t for God’s laws he would commit suicide. He is not really morning his fathers death in this soliloquy but more his disgust for his mother for marring his uncle especially a few months after his father’s death. He then goes on to explain he must remain silent. He is exp
Hemingway The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
Hemingway The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
Hemingway The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber Ernest Hemingway was one of a group of artists in the inter-war period of the early twentieth century who was left mentally (and for Hemingway also physically) scarred by the total devastation he witnessed during and after the Great War. Gertrude Stein labeled Hemingway and his peers a Lost Generation, a famous phrase that only partially describes the detachment, confusion, instability, and distrust that these twenty- and thirty-somethings fel
Henrik ibsen a biography
Henrik ibsen a biography
henrik ibsen a biography Henrik Ibsen was born at Skien in Norway on March 20, 1828. When he was eight, his father went bankrupt. This event made a deep impression upon him. After they went bankrupt, his family moved to a small farm north of the town where they lived in poverty. Henrik was forced to attend a small local school. He received a substandard education. In 1843, the family returned to town. Unfortunately they were still poor. Ibsen came from a very dysfunctional family. His domineerin
HENRY VIII
HENRY VIII
HENRY VIII The Evil of Richard III Shakespeare Richard III was a traitor, a murderer, a tyrant, and a hypocrite. The leading characteristics of his mind are scorn, sarcasm, and an overwhelming contempt. It appears that the contempt for his victims rather than active hatred or cruelty was the motive for murdering them. Upon meeting him he sounds the keynote to his whole character. I, that am curtailed of this proportion, cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform\'d, unfinish\'d sent befo
HENRY VIII1
HENRY VIII1
HENRY VIII1 The Evil of Richard III Shakespeare Richard III was a traitor, a murderer, a tyrant, and a hypocrite. The leading characteristics of his mind are scorn, sarcasm, and an overwhelming contempt. It appears that the contempt for his victims rather than active hatred or cruelty was the motive for murdering them. Upon meeting him he sounds the keynote to his whole character. I, that am curtailed of this proportion, cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform\'d, unfinish\'d sent bef
How would an actor prepare to play Richard in Shak
How would an actor prepare to play Richard in Shak
How would an actor prepare to play Richard in Shakespeares Richard II How didst thou sway the theatre! Make us feel The players’ wounds were true, and their swords, steel! Nay, stranger yet, how often did I know When the spectators ran to save the blow? Frozen with grief we could not stir away Until the epilogue told us ‘twas a play. From the point of view of an actor, playing the part of Bolingbroke or Richard is a daunting task. There are a number of ways in which an actor prepares to assume a
Iago
Iago
Iago IAGO Honest Iago, is perhaps the most interesting and exotic character in the tragic play Othello, by William Shakespeare. Iago is not your ordinary villain. The role he plays is rather unique and complex, far from what one might expect. Iago is very smart. He is manipulative and cunning. He is an excellent judge of people and their characters, and uses this to his advantage. However, like most villains, Iago is ‘two-faced’, he is not what he appears and this provides a sound alibi for hi
Iagos Justice
Iagos Justice
Iagos Justice Iago’s Justice In William Shakespeare’s play Othello, there lurks an evil that far is surpasses the darkness of the devil, it lies in the antagonist Iago. Othello who passes Iago up for a promotion simply because Iago is not a arithmetician, swears to take his revenge and destroy the moor and every thing Othello holds dear. Through this Iago plays judge, jury, and executioner, but is Iago’s justice justified or does his justice go far beyond the point of justice that he crosses the
Imagery in Macbeth
Imagery in Macbeth
Imagery in Macbeth Imagery in Macbeth In his plays, Shakespeare uses many forms of imagery. Many forms of his imagery are used in his play \'Macbeth,\' including the forms of clothing and darkness. Each detail in his imagery, it seems to me, contains an important symbol of the play, and symbols that we must understand if we are to understand either the passage it is in, or the play as a whole. In \'Macbeth\' I think that the imagery of clothing is used to suggest that throughout the play, Macbet
Imagery in Macbeth
Imagery in Macbeth
Imagery in Macbeth Imagery in Macbeth In his plays, Shakespeare uses many forms of imagery. Many forms of his imagery are used in his play \'Macbeth,\' including the forms of clothing and darkness. Each detail in his imagery, it seems to me, contains an important symbol of the play, and symbols that we must understand if we are to understand either the passage it is in, or the play as a whole. In \'Macbeth\' I think that the imagery of clothing is used to suggest that throughout the play, Macbet
Is Where are you going Where have you been a trage
Is Where are you going Where have you been a trage
Is Where are you going Where have you been a tragedy When Where Are You Going, Where have you been? was written in 1966, it was interpreted many different ways. Many feminist and women’s rights groups saw the story as an symbol of violence against women. Others believed it was a demonstration of pure realism and the grotesque. Joyce Carol Oates has never substantiated or refuted any of these claims, her only comment on the story being that Bob Dylan’s song, It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue w
Jane Eyre4
Jane Eyre4
Jane Eyre4 JANE EYRE a character analysis Becoming a memorable hero in literature is not an easy thing. Your life is exposed to the public eye, critics scorn your motives, and, far crueler, AP English teachers force their students to write a character analysis about every aspect of your being. However, once in a blue moon, a hero springs up that, strangely enough, is interesting enough that certain ambitious students find him or her so intriguing that they type a three thousand word essay praisi
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