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Eyes were watching god
Eyes were watching god
eyes were watching god Chris Willis Dr. M Newlin English 306 Monday, May 15, 2000 Nanny, a Mule, and a Pear Tree: Janie’s Beginning Zora Neale Hurston\'s work provides the African-American community with a one of the first literary symbols of racial health - a sense of black people as complete, complex, undiminished human beings. Appropriately, Hurston\'s Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937, provides an enlightening look at the journey of one of these undiminished human beings, Janie
Fathers and Sons
Fathers and Sons
Fathers and Sons Nihilism In Turgenov\'s Fathers and Sons Turgenov\'s Fathers and Sons has several characters who hold strong views of the world. Pavel believes that Russia needs structure from such things as institution, religion, and class hierarchy. Madame Odintsov views the world as simple so long as she keeps it systematic and free from interference. This essay will focus on perhaps the most interesting and complex character in Fathers and Sons: Bazarov. Vladimir Nabakov writes that Turgen
Female characters in Chopins Awakening
Female characters in Chopins Awakening
female characters in Chopins Awakening Lauren Valva Prof. Principe WMS 274 April 7,2000 The Struggle to Be a Womyn “Every step which she took toward relieving herself from obligations added to her strength and expansion as an individual” (93) The Awakening by Kate Chopin introduces the reader to the life of Edna Pontellier, a woman with an independent nature, searching for her true identity in a patriarchal society that expects women to be nothing more than devoted wives and nurturing mothers. I
Frankenstein A model of English Romanticism
Frankenstein A model of English Romanticism
Frankenstein A model of English Romanticism Frankenstein: A Model of English Romanticism The literary world embraced English romanticism when it began to emerge and was so taken by its elements that it is still a beloved experience for the reader of today. Romanticism “has crossed all social boundaries,” and it was during the seventeenth and eighteenth century, it found its way into almost every niche in the literary world (Lowy 76). From the beginning of its actuality, “romanticism has forged i
Gatsbys dream
Gatsbys dream
gatsbys dream Gatsby\'s Dream A symbol is defined as something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship , association, convention, or accidental resemblance. In the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he uses the green light, the East and West egg, and T.J Eckleburg to show how the American Dream is present and affects each of the characters. The American Dream is different for different people, but in The Great Gatsby, for Gatsby, the dream is that throug
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
Godfather
Godfather
godfather The Book and the movie of The Godfather have their similarities and differences that I will be focusing on. The Godfather is the best selling phenomenon - a classic of our time. The Godfather story was written before the movie came out approximately 30 years ago. At first glance, the book and the movie appear the same. Upon further investigation, however, the two forms of media do possess certain differences. Although they are different in the areas of characters, setting, and dialog,
Great Gadspy
Great Gadspy
Great Gadspy Title: Pride in the Great Gatsby Adam Bussey English IIIA, Period 3 5/26/99 Adam Bussey Mrs. Forchion English IIIA, Period 3 26 May 1999 Outline Thesis: F. Scott Fitzgerald uses Nick Carraway in the Great Gatsby to analyze pride and its effects in a man’s life. I. Nick tells the reader about his background and family history. II. Nick Carraway’s interactions between the many characters in the novel show a reflection of pride. A. Interactions between Tom and Nick show examples of pri
Gwendolyn Brooks Explication
Gwendolyn Brooks Explication
Gwendolyn Brooks Explication love note I: surely Surely you stay my certain own, you stay My you. All honest, lofty as a cloud. Surely I could come now and find you high, As mine as you ever were; should not be awed. Surely your word would pop as insolent As always: “Why, of course I love you, dear.” Your gaze, surely, ungauzed as I could want. Your touches, that never were careful, what they were. Surely – But I am very off from that. From surely. From indeed. From the decent arrow That was my
Hard times
Hard times
hard times A Modest ProposalJonathan Swift wrote this essay as a satirical proposal for the purpose of exploiting social and economic issues in a sophisticated and comic way. Its main purpose is to prevent the poor people of Ireland, particularly the children, not to be burdens on their parents and to their country and for making them useful to society. This proposal suggesting the idea of cannibalism is a grimly sarcastic letter of recommendation in which the citizens of Ireland suggest that
Hard times
Hard times
hard times A Modest ProposalJonathan Swift wrote this essay as a satirical proposal for the purpose of exploiting social and economic issues in a sophisticated and comic way. Its main purpose is to prevent the poor people of Ireland, particularly the children, not to be burdens on their parents and to their country and for making them useful to society. This proposal suggesting the idea of cannibalism is a grimly sarcastic letter of recommendation in which the citizens of Ireland suggest that
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
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
Heart of Darkness9
Heart of Darkness9
Heart of Darkness9 Part I In the novel, Second Class Citizen, the main character, Adah, is a strong, Nigerian women who faces sexism from within her own culture since she was born. She explains, “She was a girl who had arrived when everyone was expecting and predicting a boy... She was so insignificant” (Emecheta 7). In the Ibo culture that Adah grew up in, being a girl was looked down upon. Giving birth to a boy was a major accomplishment, whereas giving birth to a girl was an equally major dis
Hopi Kachina Dolls
Hopi Kachina Dolls
Hopi Kachina Dolls High on the mesas in the arid land of northeastern Arizona live the Hopi, westernmost of the Pueblo people. A small, peaceful and friendly group, they have occupied their barren mesa tops and farmed their arid but fertile valleys for many centuries. Clinging tenaciously to their marginal land, they have withstood drought, famine and the onslaught of nomadic raiders. The pressure of Spanish domination, pestilence and, more recently, cultural inundation have diminished but not d
Horatio Alger and Ragged Dick
Horatio Alger and Ragged Dick
Horatio Alger and Ragged Dick The use of symbolism has always been a prevalent way for writers to communicate important issues to the public. It is not uncommon to read a simple children’s story and discover underlying political or moral messages, for example, Horatio Alger’s novel Ragged Dick. This story was written after the Civil War, when America experienced a period of huge industrial growth. The capitalistic work ethic had become a universal idea in the North, and in response the Governmen
Huck Finn and his change in Morality
Huck Finn and his change in Morality
Huck Finn and his change in Morality Mark Mr. Lorber Junior English-8 December 11, 2000 Changing Your Mind The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is based on a young boy\'s coming of age in Missouri of the mid-1800s. The adventures Huck Finn works into while floating down the Mississippi River can depict many serious issues that occur on the dry land of civilization better known as society. As these somber events following the Civil War are told through the young eyes of Huckleberry Finn, he unkn
Huck Finn Essay
Huck Finn Essay
Huck Finn Essay Huckleberry Finn Essay Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, describes a young boy torn between what he feels for his country and what society expects of him and what his heart tells him is right. Huck Finn, faces many situations forcing him to deal with decisions that carry with them the ability to bring about change. Huck begins searching for an identity which is truly his own. In determining his self image, Huck deals with conforming to the social norms and f
Huck Finn5
Huck Finn5
Huck Finn5 Moral Development and Dilemmas of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is based on a young boy’s coming of age in Missouri of the mid-1800s. This story depicts many serious issues that occur on the “dry land of civilization” better known as society. As these somber events following the Civil War are told through the young eyes of Huckleberry Finn, he unknowingly develops morally from both the conforming and non-conforming influences surrounding him on his journey to fr
Indian Economy
Indian Economy
Indian Economy India is located in the southern part of Asia and is also south of the Himalayan Mountains. This southern peninsula has the largest mineral deposits and the largest cultivable land in the continent. The population of India is critically large and although nearly all people are Hindu, some are of other religious denominations. The life of the Indian people is usually ruled by their caste system, but the system is not as firm as it was years ago. India has a mixed economy. The diffe
Indigo
Indigo
Indigo Amber Hutchison Post Modern Fiction Indigo February 23, 2000 People are born with passion. The irony is that most people spend all their lives searching for that passion without looking inside that soul to the heart of the passion. The trick to discovering that passion is to find what makes us happy. For Indigo the main character of Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo by her passion lies in the music she creates from her soul while using her violin as her tool. From a modern literary criticism
Jonathan swift
Jonathan swift
Jonathan swift Satire on a Nation Jonathan Swift’s, Gulliver’s Travels satirically relates bodily functions and physical attributes to social issues during England’s powerful rule of Europe. Through out the story we find many relations between bodily features and British and European society. Swift uses this tone of mockery to explain to his reader the importance of many different topics during this time of European rule. Swift feels that the body and their functions relate to political as well
Lady Audleys Secret
Lady Audleys Secret
Lady Audleys Secret The Style and Genre of Lady Audley’s Secret Lady Audley’s Secret, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, is a novel of many elements. It has been placed in many different style or genre categories since its publication. I feel that it best fits under the melodrama or sensational genre, and under the subgenre of mystery. It contains significant elements of both types of writing, so I feel it is best to recognize both, keeping in mind that melodrama is its main device and mystery is a type
Life at age 23
Life at age 23
life at age 23 How America should react to homosexuals? How America should react to homosexuals Many experts agree that homosexuality has existed as long as human beings themselves, although the attitude towards them has undergone dramatic changes in some countries. Accepted by many societies during Greek and Roman era, most of the time homosexuals were considered to be sinners against nature and even criminals. In Medieval and modern periods homosexuals were prosecuted. Enlightenment brought so
Life of Comenius
Life of Comenius
Life of Comenius In Moravia in 1592, Comenius, one of the greatest educational theorists to date, was brought into life. From his father he received ordinary elementary and grammar school education. While attending school the incompetence of his teachers drove him to become a school reformer. Still today, 300 years later, we find his teachings to be the origins of contemporary or recent trends of thought. Comenius’s theories can be seen today through the relatively young philosophy of progressiv
Lillian hellman
Lillian hellman
lillian hellman Lillian Hellman was one of the most influential and successful playwrights of her time. Throughout her professional life she has expanded her writing into different genres, as well as being a playwright she was a screenwriter during a popular time in Hollywood and later in her life she wrote many popular memoirs reviewing her life. Hellman was gripped with many obstacles in her career and personal life, including a torrid love affair with writer Dashiell Hammett, having to testif
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
Love1
Love1
Love1 Love at Second Glance In theory, people make decisions about becoming involved, romantically or otherwise, with other people based upon a number of criteria with which they evaluate the qualities of the other person. In some situations an individual may consciously think about the criteria, or qualities, they are looking for in that individual and then evaluate if the person meets the criteria. In most cases however the person does not consciously think out this process, but simply knows
Love1
Love1
Love1 Love at Second Glance In theory, people make decisions about becoming involved, romantically or otherwise, with other people based upon a number of criteria with which they evaluate the qualities of the other person. In some situations an individual may consciously think about the criteria, or qualities, they are looking for in that individual and then evaluate if the person meets the criteria. In most cases however the person does not consciously think out this process, but simply knows
Magic Realism
Magic Realism
Magic Realism Magic Realism appeared as a critical term for the arts and it later extended to literature. The term was first used by the German critic Franz Roh in 1925 to characterize a group of Post-Expressionist painters. Franz Roh described it as a form in which “our real world re-emerges before our eyes, bathed in the clarity of a new day.” It was later replaced by “New Objectivity.” Magic Realism survived to define a narrative tendency in Latin America during 1949 to 1970. It can be define
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
Mark Twain4
Mark Twain4
Mark Twain4 Russell 1 Jami Russell Mr. Saylor English 3 HN 18 November 1999 Mark Twain had an extreme love for the Mississippi River. His dreams were of becoming a steamboat pilot. Twain inspired others as they looked to him with great knowledge. He wanted to come home in glory as a pilot more than anything. Events in Mark Twain’s life come out in his writings and they are displayed in Life on the Mississippi. Mark Twain was the first American that appeared west of the Mississippi River. He was
Modernism and the Great Gatsby
Modernism and the Great Gatsby
Modernism and the Great Gatsby To understand modern literature, one must develop a sense of the structured and ordered lifestyle prior to modern culture. Before the era of modernism, lifestyles were systematically organized through standard traditions. When World War I started, Americans felt the impact of modernism at its strongest with men going off to battle and women working in factories. Lifestyles were beginning to divert from family traditions. People started to abandon their traditional
Mothers and Daughters
Mothers and Daughters
Mothers and Daughters Mothers and Daughters, A Lifelong Relationship. The relationship between mothers and daughters affects women strongly at all stages of their lives. Even though not all women become mothers, all are obviously daughters, and daughters have mothers. Even daughters who never become mothers must counter the issues of motherhood, because the possibility and even the probability of motherhood remains. Yet this relationship is so often taken for granted that it is all but ignored,
Native Son3
Native Son3
Native Son3 A Critical Perspective: Richard Wright\'s Native Son Richard Wright marked the beginning of a new era in black fiction. He was one of the first American writers of his time to confront his readers with the effects of racism. Wright had a way of telling his reader about his own life through his writing. He is best known for his novel, Native Son, which is deeply rooted in his personal life and the times in which he lived. This paper will discuss this outstanding American writer, his h
None Provided12
None Provided12
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
Of Mice and Men4
Of Mice and Men4
Of Mice and Men4 A PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTER ANALYSIS OF LENNIE SMALL OF JOHN STEINBECK\'S OF MICE AND MEN ------------------- A term paper Presented to The faculty of Miriam College High School ------------------- In Partial Fulfillment Of the requirements of English III English and American Literature ------------------- by: Beatrice Petines #37 January 07, 1999 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page I. Introduction……………………………………………………………………. 1 A. Objectives…………………………………………………………………… 1 B. Statement of the Pro
Of Mice and Men4
Of Mice and Men4
Of Mice and Men4 A PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTER ANALYSIS OF LENNIE SMALL OF JOHN STEINBECK\'S OF MICE AND MEN ------------------- A term paper Presented to The faculty of Miriam College High School ------------------- In Partial Fulfillment Of the requirements of English III English and American Literature ------------------- by: Beatrice Petines #37 January 07, 1999 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page I. Introduction……………………………………………………………………. 1 A. Objectives…………………………………………………………………… 1 B. Statement of the Pro
Once upon a time
Once upon a time
once upon a time Once Upon a Social Issue Hayden Grant Hayes EH 101, Section 02 Professor Singh Thursday, January 27 2000 Once Upon a Social Issue Fairy tales have always been told to us as children; whether to comfort or entertain us, they always seem to be a part of most everyone’s childhood. When Nadine Gordimer was asked to write a children’s story, she replied with a short story titled “Once Upon A Time”. Although the title is characteristic of a fairy tale, she leads the tale to an ending
Ordinary people
Ordinary people
ordinary people Dominant Issues Faced by the Characters in the Novel written by: Bilal Sheikh Ordinary People by Judith Guest is the story of a family having psychological problems, which relate to one another through superficial behaviors. They distort reality and hide their true emotions to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, comes home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, because he had attempted
Ordinary people
Ordinary people
ordinary people Dominant Issues Faced by the Characters in the Novel written by: Bilal Sheikh Ordinary People by Judith Guest is the story of a family having psychological problems, which relate to one another through superficial behaviors. They distort reality and hide their true emotions to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, comes home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, because he had attempted
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde Marsha Lien Miss Lynch 11 English H June 7, 1999 Oscar Wilde and the World Around Him Oscar Fingal O\'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900) was an Anglo-Irish dramatist, novelist, essayist, short-story writer, critic, and poet. He was part of the Decadence, a loosely affiliated coterie of writers and artists of the 1890s whose lives and works manifested a highly stylized, decorative manner, a fascination with morbidity and perversity, and an adherence to the doctrine art for art\'s sake
Play report on a look back in anger
Play report on a look back in anger
play report on a look back in anger The play, A Look Back in Anger, by John Osborne brings the notion of the angry man gone mad to the surface. But what does this play teach us? Or, does this play teach us anything? At the end of this paper it will be evident that this play does teach us something, and that is how some people, as individuals, have their own ways of thinking, and reacting, which are considerably different from the social norms. Of course the character we will be analyzing is Ji
Queen Kat Carmel and St Jude
Queen Kat Carmel and St Jude
Queen Kat Carmel and St Jude After a disappointing HSC result, Carmel McCaffrey could not pursue her dream of being in the music industry. She travels from her poor farm home in Mandella to the city, despite her parents belief that she should learn a computing course at home. Carmel believes that the city will provide her with a great opportunity to follow her desire to become a musician. Meanwhile, Jude Torres travels to the city to study medicine and follow her father’s footsteps. We learn tha
RAGTIME
RAGTIME
RAGTIME Throughout the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow there were major cultural and social changes. The cutural changes were from the creations of unions to the moving picture industry to the creation of a middle class. The development of unions was moving the lower class of society up into an undevoped middle class and moving some of the rich down to this new middle class. Some of the social changes ranged from changes in women\'s sexual prefrances to the revolution of black rights. The two cha
Rappers as Artist
Rappers as Artist
Rappers as Artist Bhavesh Patel 1301-803 Essay #1 June 14, 2000 Rappers as Artists INTRODUCTION The word “artist” is a term that is used to describe professions such as painters, chefs, and even musicians. Painters use paints and canvas as their medium, chefs use food for their delicacy, and musicians use the words and musical instruments to create the art of sound. Even within this, the terms of chief, painters, and musicians encompass many facets. For example, some chiefs specialize only in pa
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury 01 Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury is one of the immortals among us, whose classic works of science fiction, fantasy and horror will be read a thousand years from now by our descendents and the relatives alike of the planets of a thousand distant stars. ( Dragon*con, website). He’s won many awards for his writings and lectures, and I have no doubt in my mind that his writings will live on forever. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With
Reflective essay legalization of marijuana
Reflective essay legalization of marijuana
reflective essay legalization of marijuana Legalization of marijuana Legalization of Marijuana (Cannabis) is highly logical in a day where alcohol and tobacco products, (although restricted by age) are available to millions of people every day. Someone has to wonder why there is such controversy about the proposal to legalize marijuana. Cannabis would benefit the economy enabling new jobs in the U.S. The sale of Cannibas would benefit the government as well with a tax. Being an illegal drug Cann
Reflective essay legalization of marijuana1
Reflective essay legalization of marijuana1
reflective essay legalization of marijuana1 Legalization of marijuana Legalization of Marijuana (Cannabis) is highly logical in a day where alcohol and tobacco products, (although restricted by age) are available to millions of people every day. Someone has to wonder why there is such controversy about the proposal to legalize marijuana. Cannabis would benefit the economy enabling new jobs in the U.S. The sale of Cannibas would benefit the government as well with a tax. Being an illegal drug Can
Riske vs Reserved
Riske vs Reserved
Riske vs Reserved Riske vs. Reserved Women in the 20th century would most likely stand out if she were to be transported back into the time of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Women during the 14th century were to be “seen and not heard”. Their rights in society as well as their role was subordinate to medieval man’s. In specifically two tales of The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer expresses his opinionated views of the manners and behaviors of women during the 1300’s. In the Wife of Bath’s Tale, Chauc