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Affliction
Affliction
Affliction The character Wade Whitehouse from the book Affliction by Russell Banks is very complex. To properly analyze his character one must take into account all aspects of his personality. We must search and break down any information we may find about, the character's background information, describe his personality, determine if any changes have occurred to his character during the novel, how he has affected fellow characters and finally the thematic significance that the author wishes to
An Analysis Of Grendel And Frankenstein
An Analysis Of Grendel And Frankenstein
An Analysis of Grendel and Frankenstein I saw a creature, naked, bestial, Who, squatting upon the ground, Held his heart in his hands, And ate of it. I said, Is it good friend? It is bitter-bitter, he answered; But I like it Because it is bitter And because it is my heart. -Stephen Crane This reflects how both Grendel and Frankenstein must have felt during their lonely lives. Seeking friends, the fiends found enemies; seeking hope, they found hate(Neilson back page). The monsters simply
A Natural Curiosity By Margaret Drabble
A Natural Curiosity By Margaret Drabble
A Natural Curiosity by Margaret Drabble Running along the same lines as a daytime soap opera, Margaret Drabble's A Natural Curiosity provides pertinent information about life in Northam, England, a small, quaint town just outside of London, during the mid to late 1900's. Drabble narrates the novel in third person omniscient which allows her to venture into the minds of the diverse characters. Although there exists a black and white central conflict, all of the minor conflicts stem from Alix Bowe
A Streetcar Named Desire - Symbols
A Streetcar Named Desire - Symbols
A Streetcar Named Desire - Symbols Tennessee Williams was once quoted as saying Symbols are nothing but the natural speech of drama...the purest language of plays . This is clearly evident in A Streetcar Named Desire, one of Williams's many plays. In analyzing the main character of the story, Blanche DuBois, it is crucial to use both the literal text as well as the symbols of the story to get a complete and thorough understanding of her. Before one can understand Blanche's character one must u
Candide II
Candide II
Candide II Voltaire's Candide is the story of an innocent man's experiences in a mad and evil world, his struggle to survive in that world, and his need to ultimately come to terms with it. All people experience the turmoil of life and must overcome obstacles, both natural and man-made, in order to eventually achieve happiness. In life, man must find a medium between what Martin (scholar and companion to Candide) calls the convulsions of anxiety and the lethargy of boredom (Richter 137). A
Candide - All Is Not For The Best
Candide - All Is Not For The Best
Candide - All is Not for the Best Voltaire's Candide is the story of an innocent man's experiences in a mad and evil world, his struggle to survive in that world, and his need to ultimately come to terms with it. All people experience the turmoil of life and must overcome obstacles, both natural and man-made, in order to eventually achieve happiness. In life, man must find a medium between what Martin (scholar and companion to Candide) calls the convulsions of anxiety and the lethargy of bor
Cather In The Rye - Language
Cather In The Rye - Language
Cather in the Rye - Language The passage of adolescence has served as the central theme for many novels, but J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, long a staple in academic lesson plans, has captured the spirit of this stage of life in hyper-sensitive form, dramatizing Holden Caulfield's vulgar language and melodramatic reactions. Written as the autobiographical account of a fictional teenage prep school student Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye deals with material that is socially scan
Ernest Hemingway And Symbolism
Ernest Hemingway And Symbolism
Ernest Hemingway and Symbolism Ernest Miller Hemingway is a well-known American author who wrote in the twentieth century. He has written several novels such as, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea. The Sun Also Rises was finished on April 1, 1926 and was published in October of 1926 (Selkirk 96, Bruccoli 75). The Sun Also Rises was Hemingway's expression of his own life. He had changed the names of his friends and some of the details, but the real identities
Four Theories Of Myth
Four Theories Of Myth
Four Theories of Myth There are four basic theories of myth. Those theories are: the rational myth theory, functional myth theory, structural myth theory, and the phsycological myth theory. The rational myth theory states that myths were created to explain natural events and forces. Functional myths are what you call the kinds of myths that were created as a type of social control. The third myth theory is the structural myth theory. This theory says that myths were patterned after human mind an
Frankenstein - Book Report
Frankenstein - Book Report
Frankenstein - Book Report The story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is about a man who created something that messes with nature, and nature came back to mess with him because nature is more powerful than man. Victor Frankenstein was very interested in natural philosophy and chemistry and basically tried to play G-d by creating life. When he found the secret of activating dead flesh, he created a superhuman being composed of rotted corpses. What he did was considered unthinkable, and he was hau
Grapes Of Wrath - California
Grapes Of Wrath - California
Grapes of Wrath - California Grapes of Wrath Essay Because of the devastating disaster of the dust bowl, the Joad family was forced to leave their long-time home and find work and a new life elsewhere. They, like many other families, moved to California. The land of milk and honey. The people in the dust bowl imagined California as a haven of jobs where they would have a nice little white house and as much fruit as they could eat. This dream was far from the reality the migrant farmers faced o
Grapes Of Wrath - Plot Questions And Answers
Grapes Of Wrath - Plot Questions And Answers
Grapes Of Wrath - Plot Questions and Answers 1. What are the chief reasons for the mass migration to California? I think that the chief reasons for the mass migration to California where based on a few different reasons. The first reason was because everyone was poor. They didn't have enough money to have the most basic necessities in life. They would even go to such lengths as to steal a neighbors house. No body was happy living in Oklahoma. They all had such hard lives that no one had time to
Greenspan - The Case For The Defence In-Depth Review
Greenspan - The Case For The Defence In-Depth Review
Greenspan - The Case For The Defence In-Depth Review My fascination with the Judicial System Structure of today's society was furthered and strengthened after reading and analyzing the works of Edward Greenspan. This superbly written biography recollecting past cases and important events in Greenspan's life allowed myself, the reader, to learn more about Jurisprudence and the Criminal Code. The entire casebook revolves around several main themes including the balance of Positive & Natural influe
Jane Eyre - Nature
Jane Eyre - Nature
Jane Eyre - Nature Charlotte Bronte makes use of nature imagery throughout Jane Eyre, and comments on both the human relationship with the outdoors and human nature. The Oxford Reference Dictionary defines nature as 1. the phenomena of the physical world as a whole . . . 2. a thing's essential qualities; a person's or animal's innate character . . . 4. vital force, functions, or needs. We will see how Jane Eyre comments on all of these. Several natural themes run through the novel, one o
Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey By William Wordsworth
Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey By William Wordsworth
Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth William Wordsworth is commonly regarded as the vanguard poet of the Romantic movement in British literature. The son of a wealthy Cumberland attorney, his birth followed the dawn of the English Industrial Revolution. Afforded an education not uncommon of the British bourgeoisie, Wordsworth attended St. John’s College, Cambridge, studying literature and rhetoric, prior to the advent of the French Revolution. Having fallen prey t
Lord Of The Flies - Applying John Lockes Theory Of The State Of Nature
Lord Of The Flies - Applying John Lockes Theory Of The State Of Nature
Lord of the Flies - Applying John Locke's Theory of the State of Nature In John Locke's literary works, his intention was to convey an understanding of political power. He thought in order to do so people must examine the origins of this power, and determine what state men are in naturally. This state of nature is as follows; a state of perfect freedom to order their actions, and dispose of their positions and persons, as they think fit, within the bounds of the law of nature. (http://mypage.d
Moby Dick
Moby Dick
Moby Dick The moral ambiguity of the universe is prevalent throughout Melville's Moby Dick. None of the characters represent pure evil or pure goodness. Even Melville's description of Ahab, whom he repeatedly refers to monomaniacal, suggesting an amorality or psychosis, is given a chance to be seen as a frail, sympathetic character. When Ahab's monomaniac fate is juxtaposed with that of Ishmael, that moral ambiguity deepens, leaving the reader with an ultimate unclarity of principle. The fin
Moby Dick 2
Moby Dick 2
Moby Dick 2 Moby Dick The moral ambiguity of the universe is prevalent throughout Melville's Moby Dick. None of the characters represent pure evil or pure goodness. Even Melville's description of Ahab, whom he repeatedly refers to monomaniacal, suggesting an amorality or psychosis, is given a chance to be seen as a frail, sympathetic character. When Ahab's monomaniac fate is juxtaposed with that of Ishmael, that moral ambiguity deepens, leaving the reader with an ultimate unclarity of princi
New Atlantis By Francis Bacon
New Atlantis By Francis Bacon
New Atlantis by Francis Bacon Francis Bacon was the founder of the modern scientific method. The focus on the new scientific method is on orderly experimentation. For Bacon, experiments that produce results are important. Bacon pointed out the need for clear and accurate thinking, showing that any mastery of the world in which man lives was dependent upon careful understanding. This understanding is based solely on the facts of this world and not as the ancients held it in ancient philosophy. Th
Philosophy - Can Descartes Be Certain He Is Thinking
Philosophy - Can Descartes Be Certain He Is Thinking
Philosophy - Can Descartes Be Certain He Is Thinking Can Descartes be certain that he is thinking? How? Can he be certain that he exists? How? (And who is he?) Descartes’ statement “I think therefore I exist” raises questions about the meaning of thought, the meaning of existence but most fundamentally, in what sense he can be certain. The difficulty in establishing the certainty of “I think” and “I exist” is that the two concepts are interrelated. Thus, for example, differing interpretations of
Philosophy - Davide Hume
Philosophy - Davide Hume
Philosophy - Davide Hume Hume's Life David Hume was the son of a minor Scottish landowner. His family wanted him to become a lawyer, but he felt an insurmountable resistance to everything but philosophy and learning. Mr. Hume attended Edinburgh University, and in 1734 he moved to a French town called La Fleche to pursue philosophy. He later returned to Britain and began his literary career. As Hume built up his reputation, he gained more and more political power. Hume's Philosophy HUME'S WRITI
Philosophy - Platos Allegory Of The Cave
Philosophy - Platos Allegory Of The Cave
Philosophy - Plato's Allegory of the Cave Plato was born 427 B.C. and died 347 B.C. He was a pupil under Socrates. During his studies, Plato wrote the Dialogues, which are a collection of Socrates' teachings. One of the parables included in the Dialogues is The Allegory of the Cave. The Allegory... symbolizes man's struggle to reach understanding and enlightenment. First of all, Plato believed that one can only learn through dialectic reasoning and open-mindedness. Humans had to travel from
Philosophy - The Only Truth Existing
Philosophy - The Only Truth Existing
Philosophy - The Only Truth Existing We are, then, faced with a quite simple alternative: Either we deny that there is here anything that can be called truth - a choice that would make us deny what we experience most profoundly as our own being; or we must look beyond the realm of our natural experience for a validation of our certainty. A famous philosopher, Rene Descartes, once stated, I am, [therefore] I exist. This statement holds the only truth found for certain in our natural exper
Realism And Naturalism In 20th Century American Fiction
Realism And Naturalism In 20th Century American Fiction
Realism and Naturalism in 20th Century American Fiction American people and the authors among them were left disillusioned by the effects that World War I had on their society. America needed a literature that would explain what had happened and what was happening to their society. American writers turned to what is now known as modernism. The influence of 19th Century realism and naturalism and their truthful representation of American life and people was evident in post World War I modernism.
Round River By Aldo Leopold
Round River By Aldo Leopold
Round River by Aldo Leopold In the essay the Round River Aldo Leopold was trying to say many different ideas that related together in the fight for nature preservation and restoration. One of Aldo Leopolds main points in his essay was that we as humans can not replace, rebuild nature. So before it goes to far, and get's to destroyed we must restore it. As people though we can only do so much and we can't restore it with foreign plants, but only the natural plants that originated there. So if w
Song Of Solomon By Toni Morrison
Song Of Solomon By Toni Morrison
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Throughout the centuries many authors have attempted to capture the individuals quest for self-authenticity. In the novel Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison depicts the many aspects of self-actualization, as well as the tormenting road that leads to the shaping of an individual. Through beautiful language, with immense reality, she is able to describe young black mans journey as he uncovers his personal history, myth, and essence. The story revolves around generation
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Finding The Woman In Janie
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Finding The Woman In Janie
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Finding the Woman in Janie People grow and develop at different rates. The factors that heavily influence a person's development seem like heredity and environment. Genetics can play a key role in what kind of person one becomes. Environment seems like the factor that most often and influentially affects a person's development. The people one meets and the experiences one has seem very important in what makes a person who he or she is. Janie develops as a woman wit
The Crucible - The Deterioration Of Salem During The Witch Trials
The Crucible - The Deterioration Of Salem During The Witch Trials
The Crucible - The Deterioration of Salem During the Witch Trials The deterioration of Salem's social structure precipitated the murders of many innocent people. Arthur Miller's depiction of the Salem witch trials, The Crucible, deals with a community that starts out looking like it is tightly knit and church loving. It turns out that once Tituba starts pointing her finger at the witches, the community starts pointing their fingers at each other. Hysteria and hidden agendas break down the social
The Good Earth
The Good Earth
The Good Earth In the critically acclaimed novel The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck depicts a humble farmer and his obedient wife O-lan. The Nobel Prize winning classic, set in late eighteenth century China, begins with Wang Lung going to the Great House of Hwang(49) to collect the wife that was betrothed to him by his father. Wang Lung lived with his father, wife, and five children, one of whom is mentally retarded. Although Wang Lung supplied all the physical needs for his family and upheld all t
The Mystery Of Edwin Drood By Charles Dickens
The Mystery Of Edwin Drood By Charles Dickens
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens ?It has often been remarked that woman have a curious power of divining the characters of men?(75). This quotation from The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens reflects the opposite of what a typical Dickensian society is supposedly based upon. In this standard society, the plot would be based around the life of a dominant male. Although the title reflects a male name, the movement in the novel is directly related to the exploits of a particula
The Scarlet Letter And The Crucible
The Scarlet Letter And The Crucible
The Scarlet Letter and The crucible Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and Arthur Miller's The Crucible are both distinctly different narratives of the Salem Witch trials. The Scarlet Letter is a novel and The Crucible is a play. While The Scarlet Letter deals mainly with the sin of adultery, The Crucible mainly deals with witchcraft. Both have obvious similarities like the setting and the crime, however, one of the greatest similarities between the two is the loyalty of the Puritan people
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird In the widely known novel To Kill A Mockingbird there are two families that are very diverse and are text book examples of complete opposites on the moral ladder of success. The Cunninghams and the Ewells have two very distinct and opposite reputations. The Cunninghams which are very respected while the Ewells very much despised. The Ewells are given the privilege to hunt out of season, so that the residents of the small town of Maycomb would not have to tolerate their cont
To Kill A Mockingbird - Plot Summary
To Kill A Mockingbird - Plot Summary
To Kill a Mockingbird - Plot Summary Part 1 Chapter 1-8 1. Chapter 1 introduces readers to the town of Maycomb, its apperannce, its inhabitants, and the particular attitudes of many of its people. Find a sentence or a paragraph which illustrates each of the following attitudes/ideas. Quote at least a portion of the sentence or paragraph and give page number. a. pride in ancestry and tradition tired old town - p.9 b. pride in conformity and distrust of those who are different Maycomb County
Walt Whitman Biography
Walt Whitman Biography
Walt Whitman Biography Wonderful Causing Tears The ability to pinpoint the birth or beginning of the poet lifestyle is rare. It is rare for the observer as it is for the writer. The Walt Whitman poem “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking” is looked at by most as just that. It is a documentation, of sorts, of his own paradigm shift. The realities of the world have therein matured his conceptual frameworks. In line 147 we read “Now in a moment I know what I am for, I awake.” This awakening is at th
Wuthering Heights - Setting
Wuthering Heights - Setting
Wuthering Heights - Setting Like the world of Transylvania, the Gothic setting in Wuthering Heights suggests a wild and primitive landscape unconstrained by Orthodox norms. The reader is first introduced to Wuthering Heights, the house and its surroundings, as it appears to the middle class, Mr. Lockwood, on a stormy night. Thus, Lockwood serves the same role and Jonathan Harker as he is the bridge between the world of 19th century normal realities and the primeval world of Wuthering Heights. Ju
Wutherinng Heights
Wutherinng Heights
Wutherinng Heights Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from the knowledge of the old; and her strong, imperious will would never have been daunted by opposition or difficulty; never have given way but with life. M. Heger on Emily Bronte.1 Throughout her life time, Emily Bronte was a self-imposed recluse from society, living in the confines of the hellish and quite savage moors of Yorkshire. It is in this isolation that she found the inspiration and strength of emot
1954
1954
1954 In the year 1954, the United States was changing rapidly. President Eisenhower, a Republican, was in the midst of his first term. Eisenhower had just announced to the world that the United States had in fact developed and successfully tested the first hydrogen bomb some two years prior. Mamie Eisenhower christened the Nautilus, which was the first submarine to run on nuclear power. The great court decision, ?Brown vs. the Board of Education,? called for the integration of the country's publ
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler ADOLF HITLER 1. THE BEGINNING At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good student. He received
Aristotle
Aristotle
Aristotle Although Aristotle was best know for his work in philosophy and the natural sciences, he was also a poet. Poetry, to the Greeks, included drama. Aristotle used the same methodology in poetry as he used in science. Aristotle made many contributions to the world, and much of his work still exists today. In 384/3 B.C., Aristotle was born in the small of Stagira. Stagira is located on the eastern coast of the peninsula of Chalcidice in Thrace. Aristotle's father Nicomachus was a court phys
A Comparison Of Early Civilizations
A Comparison Of Early Civilizations
A Comparison of Early Civilizations After reading the articles on early civilization, I've identified several similarities and differences about the people who were from these three cultures. The civilizations in the articles include, the people from Mesopotamia, the Quiche' Indians, a tribe in early Meso-America, and The book of Genesis which offers a Christian or biblical explanation of how our own civilization originated. I will tell you about how they believed they came into existence and
A Loyalist
A Loyalist
A Loyalist The called me M.J., that stood for Michael Jones. It was the early part of April in 1760 when I departed an English port and headed across the waters for the North American colonies where I planned to settle, start a family, and begin what I hoped to be a very prosperous life. It was the summer if 1760 when I planted my feet and my heart in Boston along with several black slaves that I purchased when I arrived here. I brought a hefty 10,000 British pounds in my purse, which was my ent
Benjamin Franklin - His Life
Benjamin Franklin - His Life
Benjamin Franklin - His Life When one takes a look at the world in which he currently lives, he sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing. When an historian looks at the present, he sees the effects of many events and many profound people. Benjamin Franklin is one of these people. His participation in so many different fields changed the world immensely. He was a noted politician as well as respected scholar. He was an important inventor and scientist. Particularly interesting is h
Cambridge University
Cambridge University
Cambridge University England is famous for its educational institutes. It has some of the most famous universities of the world like Oxford, Cambridge and London universities. The city of Cambridge is in the county of Cambridgeshire and is famous because it is the home of Cambridge University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities of the world. The Cambridge City occupies an area of 16 square miles. It is 50 miles north of London and stands on the East Bank of the River Cam, and wa
Causes Of The Showa Restoration
Causes Of The Showa Restoration
Causes of the Showa Restoration Sonno joi, Restore the Emperor and expel the Barbarians, was the battle cry that ushered in the Showa Restoration in Japan during the 1930's.Footnote1 The Showa Restoration was a combination of Japanese nationalism, Japanese expansionism, and Japanese militarism all carried out in the name of the Showa Emperor, Hirohito. Unlike the Meiji Restoration, the Showa Restoration was not a resurrection of the Emperor's powerFootnote2, instead it was aimed at restoring J
Consolidation Of Democracy In Post-Soviet Russia
Consolidation Of Democracy In Post-Soviet Russia
Consolidation of Democracy in Post-Soviet Russia Introduction The fall of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union was more than a political event. The powerful interaction and fusion between politics and economics that characterized the state socialist system created a situation that was unique for the successor states of the Soviet Union. The penetration of the Communist regime into every facet of life left the Russian people with little democratic traditions. Russia faces the seemingly imprac
Decision To Drop The Atomic Bomb
Decision To Drop The Atomic Bomb
Decision to drop the Atomic Bomb The atomic bomb controversy started on August 6, 1945. The Atomic bomb was first used in combat as it was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. The explosive power of the weapon was finally displayed. Within a few days, another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. The atomic bomb was one of the most destructive weapons of war used in combat. It ended the seconed World War. However, the bomb's used turned out to be a big controversy. President Harry Truman had many good re
Effects Of The WWII Atomic Bombs
Effects Of The WWII Atomic Bombs
Effects of the WWII Atomic Bombs When the atomic bomb went off over Hiroshima on Aug. 6th, 1945, 70,000 lives were ended in a flash. To the American people who were weary from the long and brutal war, such a drastic measure seemed a necessary, even righteous way to end the madness that was World War II. However, the madness had just begun. That August morning was the day that heralded the dawn of the nuclear age, and with it came more than just the loss of lives. According to Archibald MacLeish,
Evolution Of Canada
Evolution Of Canada
Evolution of Canada Canada, independent nation in North America. A country rich in minerals and agriculture, it was settled by the French and English and became an independent Commonwealth country with a federal system of government, in which the provinces enjoy a large measure of autonomy. Land and Economy. The 2nd-largest country in the world (after the USSR), Canada occupies the N half of the North American continent, stretching E and W from the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, N from the 49th par
Germany: The Answer To An Old Question Thesis: This Paper Will Argue T
Germany: The Answer To An Old Question Thesis: This Paper Will Argue T
Germany: The answer to an old Question Thesis: This paper will argue that Germany needs to secure itself as both the economic and political hegemon of Europe inside of the European Union; until its present condition and effectiveness in the global politics changes, instability in the European Union, as well as, basic fear of will always be present. I. Introduction II. Historical Perspective-The two negative factors A. Fear - twice in one century 1) Bismarck/Frederick II 2) Hitler B. Foolishness
Great Civilizations In The Americas
Great Civilizations In The Americas
Great Civilizations in the Americas Major Indian Civilizations - Some archaeologists and anthropologists use the term nuclear America. Nuclear, a common misconception among most individuals including weapons of mass destruction, what is truly intended for the meaning is the ancient cultural centers of America. The term nuclear America refers to the areas of the three great Indian civilizations - the Maya, the Aztec, and the Inca. Nuclear America included two areas. One area was in the part o