The Secret Sharer The Secret Sharer written by Joseph Conrad, centers around a character of a sea captain. Its title and opening paragraphs forecast a story of mystery, isolation, duality, darkness and silence. The novel proves true these predictions reveling thematic and image patterns directly proportional to them. The opening of the novel further reveals dialectics in the novel. The clash between the private and the public world or man versus society, in other words is the primary dialectic.
Crickets It is believed that crickets bring good fortune and friendly spirits in Chinese folklore. In 1679, Chinese writer, P’U Sung-ling assembled a large selection of stories titled “Records of the Strange.” The author illustrates his fascination with the supernatural and the mysterious throughout his work. In THE CRICKET BOY, Sung-ling emphasizes this fascination through his use of characterization, foreshadowing and conflict. Characterization is used to develop the theme of the supernatural
POETRY REPORT 1. THE DANCE The song The Dance was written by Country Music star Garth Brooks in 1989. To Garth The Dance has many meanings, such as a love gone bad or life. He really thinks that it is about the loss of the people who gave up their life as an ultimate sacrifice. Some of these people are John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. I chose this song because it is one of my favorites and the meaning that it gives to the listener. The meaning is that life is better left to live and c
Mythology People of the ancient world needed something to believe in, a deity or an idea. The reason for mythology is not known for sure, but it is thought to be a kind of religion and an answer to how something in nature came into existence. This would be ideas like; man, animals, flowers or trees, the sun, the moon, the stars, earthquakes, etc. The idea of religion is thought of from myths, because most of the myths have to do with gods or goddesses and religious ideas. The theories of the sou
Macbeth Macbeth is the epitome of what the literary world regards a "tragic hero". His admirable qualities are supplanted with greed and hate when he is duped by the three witches. Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches. Yes, it is the first scene from William Shakespeare\'s Macbeth, a tragic tale of one man\'s quest for power and his ultimate defeat. The story revolves around our tragic hero, Macbeth, and how an admirable and noble man, so established in society, can fall so greatly. Throug
Evolution The theory of evolution, as set forth by Charles Darwin in 1859, stated that all plant and animal life evolved over long periods of time from simple to more complicated forms through mutation and adaptation. He also taught that only the fittest of each species would survive. He further postulated that the first living cell evolved in a "warm warm little pond" and that it took billions of years for the present diversity of living things to evolve. At the time, it was thought that the fe
Medicine Malaria at Decline of Rome Signaled in Child Cemetery This article was interesting in the sense it gave us another reason to believe that 1) malaria was a epidemic disease in the past, 2) why Attila the Hun did not continue his invasion of Italy and 3) the decline of the Great Roman Empire. To me, it was a horrifying and poignant experience to dig up a grave of infants (49 so far and the excavations are still continuing). Dr. Jose Ribeiro, an entomologist at Arizona concluded from the b
William Shakespeare 13. Were the Elizabethans more bloodthirsty or tolerant of violence on stage than we are? In addition to the visible bloodletting, there is endless discussion of past gory deeds. Offstage violence is even brought into view in the form of a severed head. It\'s almost as though such over-exposure is designed to make it ordinary. At the same time, consider the basic topic of the play, the usurpation of the crown of England and its consequences. These are dramatic events. They ca
The Bermuda Triangle The Bermuda Traingle, also called the Devil\'s Triangle, is the home of many unexplainable wreckages. It covers a vast area of land in the Atlantic Ocean. Although no borders are definite, most people agree on one specific area. To find that area, draw imaginary lines on a map starting at Melbourne, Florida, to Bermuda, to Puerto Rico, and back to Florida. Authors of books try to creat a mysteryby expanding those lines further out then that range and that is what causes the
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so. (Bibli
Holy Year of Jubilee Holy Year of Jubilee The ultimate derivation of the word jubilee is disputed, but it is most probable that the Hebrew word jobel, to which it is traced, meant a ram\'s horn , and that from this instrument, used in proclaiming the celebration, a certain idea of rejoicing was derived. Further, passing through the Greek iobelaios, or iobelos, the word became confused with the Latin jubilo, which means to shout , and has given us the forms jubilatio and jubilaeum, now adopted in
History of Lacrosse What is the history of lacrosse? It is a topic that holds interesting for me in two respects. First, I enjoy all types of history, so learning the who\'s and what\'s of the sport is interesting to me. Second, I play lacrosse and knowing who and how the sport was developed would help and interest me. How the game of lacrosse was played. What they used to play with, the types of sticks and balls. Rules used to play, team size, and the basic aspects of the game. The differences
Humanism Kevin Clark Philosophy p.2 The word “humanism” has a number of meanings, and because there are so many different meanings it can be quite confusing if you don\'t know what kind of humanism someone is talking about. Literary Humanism is a devotion to the humanities or literary culture. Renaissance Humanism is the spirit of learning that developed at the end of the middle ages with the revival of classical letters and a renewed confidence in the ability of human beings to determine for th
The Romantic Period and Robert Burns At the end of the eighteenth century a new literature arose in England. It was called, Romanticism, and it opposed most of the ideas held earlier in the century. Romanticism had its roots in a changed attitude toward mankind.The forerunners of the Romanticists argued that men are naturally good; society makes them bad. If the social world could be changed, all men might be happier. Many reforms were suggested: better treatment of people in prisons and almshou