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Reasons For The Anticipation Of Claudius\'s Suicide Nicholas Bermudez Mr. Thompson 4 European Literature 2 Honors March 18, 2000 Reasons for the Anticipation of Claudius\'s Suicide In the tragic play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, a particular deterrent in Hamlet\'s quest to be rid of his regal uncle is his procrastination. This act of murder intended to set the future right is Hamlet\'s sole responsibility, ordered by his deceased father. Hamlet\'s main target throughout the play is for Claudi
\'Rebbecca\' Essay Texts show us how experience often changes people. ‘Rebecca’, a novel written by Daphne Du Maurier illustrates this point. Throughout the engrossing story, the characters experience much and as a result, the characters undergo both temporary and life-altering changes to their thoughts, beliefs and behaviour. In the beginning of the novel, the narrator is the insecure, shy and inexperienced paid companion of Mrs. Van Hopper. However, when she marries Maxim De Winter her life to
Reclaiming the lost virtues in America Respect Many people have ideas on how to reclaim the virtue and morality that made America a great nation. However, the only sure way that everyone can achieve this goal is if parents start teaching and demonstrating respect to their kids. The dictionary defines respect as- “to have regard for the quality of a person” or “to refrain from obtruding upon or interfering with”. The problem with society today is that there is a complete lack of respect. The lack
Red Badge of Courage The important conflict in The Red Badge of Courage is Henry Flemings fear about how he will perform in his first battle. There are three people who expressed their ideas abou their fears before the first skirmish. They are Henry Fleming, Tom Wilson, and Jim Conklin. Henry is worried about how he will do in this first battle. He isn\'t sure if he will run or not, and he is scared that he might. He doesn\'t want to look like a fool and run, but he is also scared of getting kil
Red Scare RED SCARE One evening in 1950 a Houston couple entered a Chinese restaurant. The woman, a radio writer, wanted the proprietor’s help in producing a program on recent Chinese history. Overhearing their conversation, a nearby man rushed out, phoned the police, and informed them that people were "talking Communism." The couple was immediately arrested and jailed for 14 hours before the police concluded they had no case. At about the same time a policeman in Wheeling, West Virginia, discov
Red Badge of Courage The effects that the physical environment, (nature) have on the main character, throughout any novel are so great. No one seems to notice the little details that slowly, yet gradually show, a main character\'s struggle, and the ironic role that nature plays in effecting their actions. Environment is always used some way, whether it is to help the main character cope with his or her struggle or, the strong emotional changes that it leaves the main character feeling after pers
Reflections of Milton in Milton English III AP 28 January 1997 Reflections of Milton in Milton At a young age, John Milton was convinced that he was destined for greatness. He thought that he "might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimes as they should not willingly let it die"(Text 414). For this reason he thought that his life was very important to himself and to others. He often wrote directly about himself, and he used his life experiences as roots for his literature. In Paradise L
Rejection Someone once told me that life is not always fair; that some days are better than others are. Men do not care for this rule and we want everyday to be great, perfect and full of joy; but deep down we know it cannot be. We refuse to accept the unfairness of life though; we resist in our own unique ways to every bad thing that happens in our lives. We have been known to resist violently, lashing out at others in rage; and we have been known to bear the pain ourselves without rage and vio
Relationship Between Gods And Humanity The relationship between the gods and humanity in The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey are the same. In each saga, the gods seem to live nearby and are always present. Both epic poems portray humans as simply at the mercy of the gods. The gods feel that it is their duty to intervene if they feel that man is traveling off course from his destiny. However, the gods are not all powerful. Each god has a certain domain and cannot control another gods’ domain. A
Relationship versus Alienation Relationship versus Alienation In the Stories of Achilles, Gilgamesh, and Job As opposites, relationship and alienation reveal much about character. In Homer’s The Iliad, Achilles’ tragic flaw, anger, and his petty pursuit of honor cause his alienation from society. His reconnection comes only after his friend Patroclus dies and he sees that the he has focused his life on trivial rewards rather than love. Herbert Mason’s title character, Gilgamesh, is also distract
Relationships- A compairison of Crabbe and The dead poets soc RELATIONSHIPS Crabbe & The dead poets society Throughout the novel Crabbe matures both physically and mentally, with the help of characters he met, specially Mary. Just as we saw Charlie, Neil and Todd develop with the help of Mr.Kienny. Crabbe went from physically weak to strong, mentally insecure to being very emotional and from having little self-respect to being very confident. Charlie, at first, disliked and did not trust Mr. Kie
relay \'Bang!\' I heard the noisy sound but it was what I was waiting for. My legs started shaking. My heart beat abnormally and my mind became simpler and simpler. Suddenly I looked around. All the opponents were next to me. They looked nervous. I could hear my heartbeats much more clearly. The athletic field was filled with the crowd\'s shouting and its echo. Among them, I could see the red vast boys. They were all cheering my team. I felt a sense of responsibility. By my house\'s enthusiastic
Released From the Grip of What He Carried- Freedom From His C "They dreamed of freedom birds. At night, on guard, staring into the dark, they were carried away by jumbo jets. They felt the rush of takeoff. Gone! They yelled. (286). "Freedom bird" an appropriate term for the jumbo jets that take the soldiers from their tour because it gives them the freedom from what has been holding them back. Throughout the story, First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross has his mind everywhere but on his infantry he is su
Religion and Its Effects on Stephen Dedalus in James Joyce\'s Religion and Its Effect on Stephen Dedalus Religion is an important and recurring theme in James Joyce\'s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Through his experiences with religion, Stephen Dedalus both matures and progressively becomes more individualistic as he grows. Though reared in a Catholic school, several key events lead Stephen to throw off the yoke of conformity and choose his own life, the life of an artist. Religion is
Religion in Jane Eyre Religion in Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte addresses the theme of Religion in the novel Jane Eyre using many characters as symbols. Bronte states, "Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion"(preface v). In Jane Eyre, Bronte supports the theme that customary actions are not always moral through the conventional personalities of Mrs. Reed, Mr. Brocklehurst, and St. John Rivers. The novel begins in Gateshead Hall when Jane must stay away from her aunt and
Religion In James Joyce\'s A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man. Religion and Its Effect on Stephen Dedalus Religion is an important and recurring theme in James Joyce\'s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Through his experiences with religion, Stephen Dedalus both matures and progressively becomes more individualistic as he grows. Though reared in a Catholic school, several key events lead Stephen to throw off the yoke of conformity and choose his own life, the life of an artist. Relig
Religious theme in Lord of the Flies Religious Persecution: An underlying theme in The Lord of the Flies Like many excellent works, William Golding\'s novel, The Lord of the Flies can be read on many different levels. It is possible to read the book literally, as a mere story about boys marooned on an island. It is also possible to read the book as an indictment of the nature of man - as being pure evil without society\'s boundaries. A further analysis of The Lord of The Flies reveals something
Remember Me Remember Me by Christopher Pike I have been interested in novels by Christopher Pike since I first discovered one of his works. I find his stories very concentrated of deep concepts and meaning. I recently discovered that to find the vast intellect to something, the reader has to look at it more than once. The first book in his series, Remember Me, was very good the first time I read it. I discovered that the second and third time I read it, I saw all sorts of little meanings hidden
Repressive Governments in Zamiatin\'s We and Orwell\'s 1984 The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin\'s We and Orwell\'s 1984 Benjamin Bulloch Outline: Thesis: Both Zamiatin\'s We and Orwell\'s 1984 have governments that repress actions and thoughts through the use of physical and psychological force. I. Intro. II. We\'s Government\'s Use of Psychological Force A. Number system B. Sexual Registration III. 1984\'s Governments Use of Psychological Force A. Newspeak B. Doublethink IV. Both Government
Research Don Juan as Byron Introspective The works of George Gordon, Lord Byron have long been controversial, nearly as controversial as his lifestyle. Gordon Byron was born with a clubfoot and his sensitivity to it haunted his life and his works. Despite being a very handsome child, a fragile self-esteem made Byron extremely sensitive to criticism, of himself or of his poetry and he tended to make enemies rather quickly. The young Byron was often unhappy and lonely any many of his works seem to
Research Paper Values and Beliefs of an American People Long before America received a name, there existed a dream of a good land that man might discover for himself, a land full of material riches and spiritual hope. The prospect stirred man’s vivid imaginations as well as their explorations, and they were willing to sacrifice for their visions and ideals. The earliest of American writings were solely concerned with the dream of a new world and the sacrifices necessary for the first attempts at
RESEARCH PAPER "Frat" A fraternity, as defined by the The American Heritage Dictionary is a chiefly social organization of male college students, usually designated by Greek letters. (pg. 523) This definition, however, is very limited and leaves plenty of space for short sighted people to believe the stereotype conveyed by the popular media, where fraternity members are depicted as drunks who accomplish nothing either scholastically or socially. Unfortunately, both this definition and media port
Response to \'Why I Hate The Celestine Prophecy\' The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. More popular than The Bridges of Madison County, more philosophical than Socrates, and it rivals onlu R.L. Stein\'s Fear Street series in bad writing. It\'s a "novel of ideas" says Kenneth Moyle in his very critical essay "Why I Hate the Celestine Prophecy." "A novel of ideas;" that\'s a good phrase for this "novel." I read it twice during this assignment: the first time I thought he had great ideas and t
Responsible Driving Responsible Driving "Imagine a crowd of 44,000 people in the stands at a World Series or Super Bowl game. A television camera scans the individual faces --- some exuberant, some anxious --- all sports fans out for a good time. As many people as are in that crowd will die in highway accidents this year. More than half of those accidents will involve alcohol, alone or in combination with other drugs. A disproportionate number of the dead will be young, between the ages of 15 an
Ressurection in A Tale of Two Cities Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities Resurrection is a powerful theme found throughout the plot of A Tale of Two Cities. Many of the characters in the novel are involved with the intertwining themes of love, redemption, and good versus evil. The theme of resurrection involves certain aspects of all of these themes and brings the story together. Dr. Manette is the first person to experience resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities. He is taken away from his pregna
Return With Honor (book report) The book I read is an autobiography, Return With Honor, By Captain Scott O’Grady with Jeff Coplan. Jeff Coplan is a prominent writer for the New York Time Magazine. He is also the author of Gold Buckle. This young captains life began in Long Beach California in 1967.Scott O’Grady has two siblings a brother and a sister, Paul and Stacy. His Father was a doctor at Long Beach Community Hospital and also a certified pilot. His mother was a house wife which is one of t
Reuven Malter\'s Development In The Chosen Malter\'s Development in The Chosen One of the most emotional scenes from Chaim Potok’s The Chosen is when Reuven goes with Danny Saunders to talk to his father. Danny has a great mind and wants to use it to study psychology, not become a Hasidic tzaddik. The two go into Reb Saunders’ study to explain to him what is going to happen, and before Danny can bring it up, his father does. Reb Saunders explains to the two friends that he already known that Reu
Revealing Okonkwo’s Character Through Proverbs In Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Ibo proverbs reveal Okonkwo’s character, especially his ambition, self-reliance, and respect for elders. Throughout the village of Umuofia, a belief the villagers have, is the belief in the earth, sun and rain gods. The villager’s religious values are very sacred. If one does not abide by a ritual such as bringing a little kota to an elder or friend, one does not respect. Other beliefs such as whistling at night
Revenge of the Hacker REVENGE of the HACKER Richard was a normal looking kid, he did a lot of the same things that the other kids did, hung out with friends and talked his way out of the occasional trouble he got in, much like a lot of guys his age. Richard went to Dolton public high school and just about everyone knew him by name. He did a mediocre job and was often content with getting good grades on tests and paying no attention whatsoever to homework. Although everyone in school thought they
Revenge In Hamlet The Presence of Revenge in Hamlet Revenge is a major theme in the Tragedy of Hamlet. In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the theme of revenge is repeated numerous times throughout the play and involves a great deal of characters. Of these characters, eight are dead by the end of the play by result of murder which was initiated through revenge. Shakespeare uses the revenge theme to create conflict among many characters. Revenge causes one to act blindly through anger, ra
Review of Moliere\'s \'The Imaginary Invalid\' at the Arts Club Moliere\'s "The Imaginary Invalid" is a farcical play about a hypochondriac who is so obsessed with his health and money that he ends up neglecting his family. The story involves several different themes and plots within one family. A new interpretation of this 17th century play is now being performed at the Arts Club Theater; it incorporates some new changes and modernizations in addition to the traditional improvisation. Morris Pa
review of reviews I chose to review John Updike’s Review “It Was Sad” from the October 14th issue of “The New Yorker”. In the review, Updike examines several works concerning the tragedy of the Titanic. He cites these works, I feel, to support his own opinion about the event, and the different accounts of what really happened. Updike spends some time disproving the belief that the upper class male passengers heroically sacrificed their own seats on the lifeboats for those less fortunate than the
Review- Thomas Cahill\'s How the Irish Saved Civilization Thomas Cahill opens his story describing Rome’s fall, “For as the Roman Empire fell, as all through Europe matted, unwashed barbarians descended on the Roman cities, looting artifacts and burning books, the Irish who were just learning to read and write, took up the just labor of copying all of western literature - everything they could get their hands on. These scribes then served as conduits through which Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian
Review Of "A Lion In Winter" Henry, the King of England, married Eleanor for her land; their first son died, after him, John was Henry\'s favorite, Richard was Eleanors favorite, but turned out to be homosexual, Geoffrey plotted against all of them with the King of France who was Richard\'s friend; Henry had an affair with Rosalyn, and Eleanor, with Richard lead a couple of civil wars against him, so Henry locked Eleanor in a tower; Henry\'s lover died, he bought a wife, Alice, for the son who w
Review Of Shakespear\'s "The Tempest" Why is it that people fawn Shakespeare and have unreasonably high reguard for his works, including The Tempest, and label them as “immortal classics”? Indeed Shakespeare’s works had great significance in the evolution of English literature, but these works, including The Tempest are mostly devoid of significance and literary value in the present day. One can expect to gain little educational benefit of the english language or hightened apreciation for fine l
Rhonda Goes Fishing by Pete Putnam Rhonda Goes Fishing Uncle Marcus comes rapping on your bedroom door one Saturday morning. Says he got a can full of worms and your cane pole, just like old times. Unc, what you better have is some coffee! He flashes a bright red thermos from behind his back. Gotcha, girl! You\'re surprised unt Ruby\'s in the car. Sick or not, woman love to fish your uncle says proudly. In the back of his ol\' Cadillac you sway to gospel on the radio drinking black coffee like i
Rich, Knowledge, Power Which would you choose Rich, Knowledge & Power.... Jason D. If I had to choose between being rich & fame, having great knowledge or power, I would choose knowledge. I would choose knowledge over the rest because if I had a lot of knowledge then it would be easier to pass exams in school, and learn things easily and quickly that would lead to a good job which would lead to rich. If i get good at that job then I may even become famous, and with all that i would have power. C
Richard III 1. The tragedy of Richard III lies in the progressive isolation of its protagonist . Discuss. From the very opening of the play when Richard III enters solus , the protagonist\'s isolation is made clear. Richard\'s isolation progresses as he separates himself from the other characters and breaks the natural bonds between Man and nature through his efforts to gain power. The first scene of the play begins with a soliloquy, which emphasizes Richard\'s physical isolation as he appears a
Richard\'s Hungers (on the book, Black Boy) Richard’s Hungers Have you ever experienced real hunger? The kinds of hungers that Richard experiences in Black Boy are not evident in the society where you and I reside. The present middle class citizens cannot really relate to true physical hunger. Hunger for most of us is when there is nothing that we desire to eat around the house and therefore skip one meal. This cannot even compare to the days that Richard endures without food. Physical hunger, h
Rich\'s \'Living in Sin\' poem- Fulfilling Expectations In Adrienne Rich’s poem, "Living in Sin," a woman, entering a life full of hope and promises with her lover, assumes that "no dust" will fall upon her home, nor her perfect relationship. Her life, however, does not fit this ideal. Both a deteriorating home and relationship afflict her life; these unexpected results of her efforts in addition to the lack of her lover’s efforts lead to resentful feelings. Because of society’s expectations, th
Rime of The Ancient Mariner Coleridge\'s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is wrote in a way that the reader is expected to temporarily allow him or herself to believe it to be able to understand it. The poem itself is about a Mariner who is telling his tale of sin and forgiveness by God to a man referred to as the "Wedding Guest." The Mariner is supposedly responsible for the death of all of the crew on his ship because of his killing of a creature which was to bring them the wind that they
Rip Washington Irving was one of the first American writers to write any kind of fantasy story or writing. At first he tried to pass his stories as real life accounts found in a dead mans dresser. The start of one states that it is real and has been deemed so by collages and some museums. After he saw how much people liked his stories he published all of them in " The Sketch Book of Godfred Crayon, Gent.". This Collection became famous overnight. His stories were also successful in England and E
Rip Van Winkle 1 Analyzation encompasses the application of given criteria to a literary work to determine how efficiently that work employs the given criteria. In the analyzation of short stories, the reader uses a brief imaginative narrative unfolding a single incident and a chief character by means of plot, the details so compressed and the whole treatment so organized, a single impression results. To expose that impression, the reader explores the workings of seven basic criteria. One partic
Risk Taking Risk Taking In our lives, it is important to exercise self-command. However, we should not be so concerned with the future that we stifle the present. The question becomes what balance should we strike between self-command and risks? What kinds of risks are acceptable or unacceptable? In this essay, we will use two examples of risks to show the distinction between the two and arrive at a conclusion as to the balance one should have between risk and self command. The first example we
The Road Not Taken Everyone is a traveler, choosing the roads to follow on the map of their continuous life. A straight path never leaves speaker with one sole direction on which to travel. Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken is about how the choices affect speaker’s life. Frost illustrates speaker to make a difficult decision about choosing one of two equally promising roads to travel on. When speaker comes to a fork road, a decision needs to be made. Both paths are different and choosing th
Robert Boyle DRUGS IN SPORT Drug use has been a part of competitive sport for almost a century. At the first olympics in Athens in 1896, marathon runners drank a mixture of brandy and strychnine to help them on their ways and used opiates to control pain during a race. Use of alcohol was very common in the early years of the twentieth century. It might be argued that the first athletes to use drugs to enhance their performance were, in fact, cheating. We need to remember that drug use is not new
Robert Browning Robert Browning was born on May 7, 1812, in Camberwell, which is now a part of London. He had no real formal education so he was largely self educated. His father was a smart man with an extensive library. His mother was kindly, religious minded woman, who loved music and her brilliant son. He lived at his parents house almost until the time of his marriage. He attended a boarding school near Camberwell and spent a little bit of his time traveling to places like Russia and Italy.
Robert F Kennedy Robert Francis (“Bobby”) Kennedy Robert F. Kennedy was born in 1925 in Brookline Massachusetts , and was raised with traditional family values. He was a true patriot, with a strong sense of nationalism. While Attending Harvard University, he saw that his country needed his help, so he put his undergraduate studies on hold to serve his country’s Navy in World War II. When he returned home, he finished his Bachelor’s degree at Harvard, and received an LL.B. from the university of
Robert Frost ROBERT Frost has been discovering America all his life. He has also been discovering the world; and since he is a really wise poet, the one thing has been the same thing as the other. He is more than a New England poet: he is more than an American poet; he is a poet who can be understood anywhere by readers versed in matters more ancient and universal than the customs of one country, whatever that country is. Frost\'s country is the country of human sense: of experience, of imaginat
Robert Frost\'s \'Two Tramps in Mud Time\' - An individualistic On the surface, "Two Tramps in Mud Time" seems to display Robert Frost\'s narrow individualism. The poem, upon first reading it, seems incongruent, with some of the stanzas having no apparent connection to the whole poem. The poem as a whole also does not appear to have a single definable theme. At one point, the narrator seems wholly narcissistic, and then turns to the power and beauty of nature. It is, however, in the final third