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The crucible
The crucible
the crucible The Crucible” was written by Arthur Miller, a famous playwright of his time. Some of his other works include “Death of a Salesman” and “A View From the Bridge.” Miller has received such awards as The Gold Medal Award for Drama and the Pulitzer Prize. The character from “The Crucible” whom I analyzed is John Proctor. He is a father, husband and a respected, land owning member of the community. He nailed the church roof and hung the church door. He is a Puritain and is very religious.
The crystal cave
The crystal cave
the crystal cave If the name Merlin were spoken, many would immediately connect the name to the legendary magician that served King Arthur. Many variations of this legendary magician have been passed down through the ages, but only one makes the reader connect with Merlin as a man and not just a magician. In the book The Crystal Cave Mary Stewart makes the reader see that Merlin is not just a magician, he is first and foremost a man. Throughout the book the author sucks the reader in to the life
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac Every generation has its own heroes that display, what they believe to be, ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect example of how many protagonists win our allegiance because his sensibilities will not be denied, because
Dave Barry's Complete Guide To Guys
Dave Barry's Complete Guide To Guys
Dave Barry\'s Complete Guide To Guys Wait, are you telling me that Dave Barry\'s Complete Guide to Guys addresses women\'s issues? If women\'s issues include understanding why guys spit, scratch themselves, and give each other noogies, well then this book certainly addresses them! As for addressing the whole bit about a patriarchal world history, the subjugation of women, and accused responsibility for the Fall of Man, well, you might as well forget it. Dave Barry might not make you feel better
Dawn
Dawn
Dawn Dawn by Elie Wiesel Chapter 1 Takes place in Palestine. The narrator knows that he has to kill a man tomorrow. He doesn’t know who it is but he knows what he has to do. The man that was going to die was an Englishman. The reason that he had to kill was because there is a war. Beggar. A man that taught the narrator the difference between night and day. Narrator met him while he was at the synagogue. The man wears black clothes. The narrator met the man when he was 12 years old. The narrator,
Death Of A Salesman
Death Of A Salesman
Death Of A Salesman In the first B.C dramatist known as Aristotle started to write a series of plays called the tragedies. They were as follows: the play revolved around a great man, such as a king or war hero, who had a tragic flaw. This flaw would eventually become his downfall and he would fall from his glory. In the case of obvious it was his hubris; and Oedipus, his pride and curiosity. Through out the play the hero has many opportunities to overcome his mistakes. On the other side, the rea
Delieverance
Delieverance
Delieverance James Dickey’s novel Deliverance is an action packed journey of four city men into the unknown. While on the journey, the men are faced with many life-changing obstacles. Each of the men takes on these obstacles differently and each comes out with different results. How they chose to take on these obstacles depended on the mindset of the individual. Even though the four men attacked the obstacles in a different way, the four men all embarked on the same journey of education. Through
Demian - Herman Hesse
Demian - Herman Hesse
Demian - Herman Hesse Herman Hesse’s novel Demian tells of a young boy named Emil Sinclair and his childhood growing up during pre-World War I. Emil struggles to find his new self-knowledge in the immoral world and is caught between good and evil, which is represented as the light and dark realms. Hesse uses much symbolic diction in his novel to give a more puissant presentation of Emil Sinclair and the conflict between right and wrong. The symbolism gives direction, foreshadow, and significance
Desirees Baby
Desirees Baby
Desirees Baby SIGNIFICANCES OF A LETTER “Désirée’s Baby” is a story of love, prejudice and rejection, a story with noble beginnings that slowly turns to reveal an uglier side of human relations. Armand, a wealthy landowner of the plantation L’Abri in the ante-bellum south of Louisiana, is confronted by a family secret that has been hidden from him, even into adulthood. The secret is scandalous for its day, and its consequences run deep into the fabric of society. No one told Armand of this secre
DH Lawrence's The Rainbow: Quest, Passage, Awakeni
DH Lawrence's The Rainbow: Quest, Passage, Awakeni
DH Lawrence\'s The Rainbow: Quest, Passage, Awakening, And Change In Relationships The Rainbow is one of DH Lawrence\'s most controversial works. It was banned in Great Britain when it was first published. The Rainbow introduced sexual life into a family-based novel, portraying a visionary quest for love by three generations of English men and women. Ursula Brangwen is the main character of the novel, and her goal in the book is to achieve a good and peaceful relationship with her lover Skrebens
Diana
Diana
Diana In the novel Fifth Business, the theme of rebirth is apparent. Diana Marfleet, a volunteer nurse, is responsible for tending to the injured. One of the injured she aids is Dunstable Ramsay, the narrator of the novel. Dunstables involvements in World War II, causes him severe physical damage. Diana plays an integral part in the rebirth of Dunstable, by taking the role of a friend, mother and lover in his life. A person with whom one enjoys mutual affection and regard is identified as a frie
Doctor Dolittle
Doctor Dolittle
Doctor Dolittle My book report is on Doctor Dolittle. The author of this book is Hugh Lofting. Doctor Dolittle talks to the animals and is also kind of like a veterinarian. He knows most of the animal languages. He really calls himself a naturalist which studies plants and animals. He lives in Puddleby, England. He has an assistant named Stubbins. Doctor Dolittle wants to learn the language of the shellfish because they are one of the oldest animals on earth. He thinks that they can tell him sec
Donkey Flip
Donkey Flip
Donkey Flip Analysis of the Holocaust Of all the examples of injustice against humanity in history, the Jewish Holocaust has to be one of the most prominent. In the period of 1933 to 1945, the Nazis waged a vicious war against Jews and other lesser races . This war came to a head with the Final Solution in 1938. One of the end results of the Final Solution was the horrible concentration and death camps of Germany, Poland, and other parts of Nazi-controlled Europe. In the aftermath of the Holocau
Dover Beach
Dover Beach
Dover Beach How can life or anything be so wonderful, but at times seem so unbearable? This is a question that Matthew Arnold may have asked himself one day, while writing Dover Beach . This is a poem about a sea and a beach that is truly beautiful, but hold much deeper meaning than what meets the eye. The poem is written in free verse with no particular meter or rhyme scheme, although some of the words do rhyme. Arnold is the speaker speaking to someone he loves. As the poem progresses, the rea
Dragonsbane
Dragonsbane
Dragonsbane Author-Barbara Hambly Publisher-Balentine Books Date of Publication-1987 The setting for Dragonsbane was in about the 1400s in a place called Wyr. Jenny John and Gareth are the main characters. Jenny is a wizard women who is always trying to advance her skills but still isnt very good. John is Jennys husband and is also a dragons bane, which means that he has slayed a dragon. Gareth is a prince whos hero is John. And final Zyerne, she is also a wizard women whom is the most powerful
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Duke Ellington By Frank Gray By the time of his passing, he was considered amongst the world’s greatest composers and musicians. The French government honored him with their highest award, the Legion of Honor, while the government of the United States bestowed upon him the highest civil honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He played for the royalty and for the common people and by the end of his fifty-year career, he had played over 20,000 performances worldwide. He was the D
Dumpster
Dumpster
Dumpster Lars Eighner writes about his life as a homless person and his struggles to make a decent living at it. This consists in what he so properly calls Dumpster diving . His essay depicts the variety of useful objects one can find in a dumpster as well as helpful hints on carefully selecting edibles. He goes on to also warn the reader on the potential health hazards that can be encountered while being a professional Dumpster diver. As far as his ideas are concerned...I cannot say I am in com
Dust in the Great Gatsby
Dust in the Great Gatsby
Dust in the Great Gatsby Dust in The Great Gatsby In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald incorporates many different themes, but the most prevalent message is that of the impossibility of the American Dream. Fitzgerald writes of two types of people: those who appear to have the ideal life and those who are still trying to achieve their dreams. Tom and Daisy are two characters who seem to have it all: a nice house, a loving spouse, a beautiful child, and plenty of money (Fitzgerald 6;
Earth 2 puzzle
Earth 2 puzzle
Earth 2 puzzle A. The main idea of this story is for the colonists that landed on the new earth to get out of the terrian\'s (an alien life that lives on the planet) underground city, that was thought to be built a long time ago. 1. One event that is really important to the plot of the story was, the colonists were wondering in the dessert for days. They were running out of water, their best bet was to follow their tracers to the nearest body of water. An underground city was the closest thing t
East Of Eden
East Of Eden
East Of Eden East of Eden Some of the most aspiring and influential authors show to be American novelists. American novelists brought about a new style of writing, which became very popular. John Steinbeck shows this style of writing in his novel, East of Eden. This makes Steinbeck one of the most significant American novelists in the twentieth century. East of Eden contains many parts, which add detail and interest to the novel. Many of Steinbeck’s novels and other works remain and continue to
Easter Wings
Easter Wings
Easter Wings The poem Easter Wings by George Herbert is a poem full of deep imagery not only in its words but also in the visual structure of the stanzas. In Herbert’s poem why does he use a shape poem? Because he wanted this poem to have many different levels and meanings. Herbert also used huge amounts of mental imagery so that the reader can find new truths and meanings each time he or she reads it. The poem tells of the poets desire to fly with Christ as a result of Jesus\' sacrifice, death
Elephant Man
Elephant Man
Elephant Man Elephant Man In literature, as in life, we encounter persons who have faults as well as virtues. In the novel The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks a man has faults. The character that has faults in this novel is Bytes who is a greedy man and a circus owner. Often people have a fault of virtue of another person. Bytes made Merrick, the Elephant Man, live in the basement. Merrick lived in Bytes’ basement for more than two decades. The basement was cold and all Merrick had an old dirty
Eleven
Eleven
Eleven Eleven by Sandra Cisneros, uses many literary devices to characterize a complex eleven-year-old. Rachel, the ingenuous 1st person narrator, relates the details of her humiliating eleventh birthday. Although her diction reflects her age, Rachel conveys the difficulty of growing up with adult precision. She is embarrassed and feels helpless, but knows she will soon be home with her parents, and her terrible day will drift away. Rachel\'s age is given away not only by the title, but by her w
Elisa Takes On Herself
Elisa Takes On Herself
Elisa Takes On Herself “The Chrysanthemums” is a short story in The Long Valley, a collection of short stories by John Steinbeck. This story dramatizes the efforts made by a housewife, Elisa Allen, to compensate for the disappointments which she has encountered in her life. Steinbeck makes it clear that Elisa yearns for something more in her life then the everyday routines of farm life. While Elisa is portrayed as strong, in the end, her strength serves to be insufficient in having the courage t
EMERSON
EMERSON
EMERSON “Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other.” Although written long ago these words by, Ralph Waldo Emerson still hold true today. Everyday in society people are making improvements, however, but these improvements also have equal drawbacks. Today we are using cutting edge technology to improve every aspect of our daily lives. For instance in today’s society the fields of Communication and Medicine are constantly advancing yet they both create signifi
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst Massachusetts. She had a younger sister named Lavina and an older brother named Austin. Her mother Emily Norcross Dickinson, was largely dependent on her family and was seen by Emily as a poor mother. Her father was lawyer, Congressman, and the Treasurer for Amherst College. Unlike her mother, Emily loved and admired her father. Since the family was not emotional, they lived a quiet secure life. They rarely shared their pro
ENDURING, ENDEARING NONSENSE
ENDURING, ENDEARING NONSENSE
ENDURING, ENDEARING NONSENSE ENDURING, ENDEARING NONSENSE by Andrew Green Did you read and enjoy Lewis Carroll\'s Alice in Wonderland books as a child? Or better still, did you have someone read them to you? Perhaps you discovered them as an adult or, forbid the thought, maybe you haven\'t discovered them at all! Those who have journeyed Through the Looking Glass generally love (or shun) the tales for their unparalleled sense of nonsense . Public interest in the books--from the time they were pu
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway A Clean, Well-Lighted Place was published by Scribner\'s Magazine in March of 1933, but it was not until 1956 that an apparent inconsistency in the waiters\' dialogue was brought to Hemingway\'s attention. Hemingway\'s thirteen word reply to Judson Jerome, an Assistant Professor of English at Antioch College, said that he had read the story again and it still made perfect sense to him. Despite this letter, Scribner\'s republished A Clean, Well-Lighted Place in 1965 with a slight
Escape From A Dollhouse
Escape From A Dollhouse
Escape From A Dollhouse Escape From A Doll House We have all felt the need to be alone or to venture to places that our minds have only imagined. However, we as individuals have always found ourselves clutching to our responsibilities and obligations, to either our jobs or our friends and family. The lingering feeling of leaving something behind or of promises that have been unfulfilled is a pain that keeps us from escaping. People worldwide have yearned for a need to leave a situation or seek s
ETHAN FROME
ETHAN FROME
ETHAN FROME Ethan Frome’s Selflessness and Affects of his Responsibilities By Neil Mehta Ethan Frome is the main character of Edith Wharton’s tragic novel. Ethan lives the bitterness of his youth’s lost opportunities, and dissatisfaction with his joyless life and empty marriage. Throughout the story Ethan is trapped by social limits and obligations to his wife. He lives an unhappy life with many responsibilities and little freedom. Ethan Frome studied science in college for a year and probably w
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome Ethan Frome is a story of ill-fated love, set during the winter in the rural New England town of Starkfield. Ethan is a farmer who is married to a sickly woman named Zeena. The two live in trapped, unspoken resentment on Ethan\'s isolated and failing farm. Ethan has been caring for his wife for six years now. Due to Zeena\'s numerous complications they employ her cousin to help in the house, the animated Mattie Silver. With Mattie\'s youthful presence in the house, Ethan is awoken of
Everything That Rises Must Converge
Everything That Rises Must Converge
Everything That Rises Must Converge There is an absolute theme of integration in Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’ Connor. Through the experience of reading this short story, we can depict the characters’ past experiences. There are two incompatible personalities in the passage, Mrs. Chestney, the mother, which represents the transition from the old South, and Julian, the son, who represents the transition of the new South. Due to the fact that Mrs. Chestney was the granddaughte
Explanation Of The Poem From Snowbound
Explanation Of The Poem From Snowbound
Explanation Of The Poem From Snowbound Explanation of the poem from Snowbound The main theme of Snowbound is that no-matter what happens, family will be there to help and comfort. This theme is demonstrated widely throughout the poem and even more so in the last stanza of this excerpt. Another, less prominent, theme of Snowbound is the meaning and involvement of God in the lives of people. The first stanza describes the moment before the storm. “A chill no coat, however stout, Of homespun stuff
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 Book Title: Fahrenheit 451 Author: Ray Bradbury Original date of publication: 1953 Part A.) The Author. Visit the reference section of a library. Drawing from at least two sources, share the life story of the author. Discuss how the author’s life and circumstances may have influenced the novel. (Use your own words.) Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. Ray Bradbury is an American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwrit
Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury One of the themes which happens to be the biggest one is burning books because they conflict with each other and the ideas of society. The firemen don\'t fight fires, they start them when they find books. Recollections and thoughts, writings and teachings from the greatest minds in history go up in flames because the government doesn\'t want people to fill their heads with it and develop an individual intelligence. The government is afraid of the books because they
Falling
Falling
Falling Falling ANNE PROVOOST “He’s a skinhead, a second one added. I knew they wouldn’t talk to me any more, only about me”(p111) Falling is a book that contains many complex scenarios and interpersonal relationships. The plot is set on the strong bonds between characters due to shared opinions and emotions. Caitlin is a character that voices her opinions about anything that may be troubling her: “Keeping silent about the truth is to distort it.”(P148) and Lucas is a character that finds it har
FAMILY IN CHARLES DICKEN’S NOVEL
FAMILY IN CHARLES DICKEN’S NOVEL
FAMILY IN CHARLES DICKEN’S NOVEL University of Latvia Faculty of Foreign Languages Foreign Literature Department FAMILY IN CHARLES DICKEN’S NOVEL “DAVID COPPERFIELD” Natalya Artjuh 3d year student Matriculation card: Kole K 96215 DECLARATION OF INTEGRITY. I declare that this study is my own and does not contain any unacknowledged work from any source. /N.Artjuh/ CONTEXT INTRODUCTION. 4 1. COPPERFIELDS (SENIOUR): Dicken’s pattern of 6 happy marriage. 2. DAVID DORA’S MARRIAGE: the reasons of spiri
Far From The Madding Crowd
Far From The Madding Crowd
Far From The Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy Adam Gates Far From The Madding Crowd centers around the beautiful Bathsheba Everdene, and the three who love her and try to win her over. Gabriel Oak, Mr. Boldwood, and Sergeant Francis Troy find them selves intertwined in their quest to win Bathsheba. Bathsheba is headstrong, feminine, and beautiful. She inherits her uncle’s farm, and tries to run it herself. As all of theme were farmers, they didn’t think that she cold do it. Although she had a few thin
Farenheit 451
Farenheit 451
Farenheit 451 Guy Montag enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years and he had never questioned the joy of the midnight runs, nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames…never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid. Then he met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think…and Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do! (Ray Bradbury-Fahrenheit 451) . Was Guy Montag the same person at bot
Farewell To Arms Paper
Farewell To Arms Paper
Farewell To Arms Paper Hemmingway has a unique style of writing. It works on multiple levels. A person could read Farewell to Arms and enjoy it as a tragic love story. Hemmingway’s concise writing style allows a literal interpretation. At the same time a reader could get involved with the various symbols that he has placed in the novel. In a way everything he has can be used as a symbol depending on a person’s biases. This is what makes Hemmingway’s writing even more unique. He can have what see
Fathers and Sons
Fathers and Sons
Fathers and Sons Arcady: His Voyage Towards Individualism In the novel Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, Arcady plays a major role both in his own life and the lives of others. Arcady, despite the shield he surrounds himself with, is not a true Nihilist like his friend Bazarov through his thoughts and actions we see his change. To begin, Arcady shows signs of Romanticism Early on in the novel despite the announcement of his Nihilist beliefs. For example, Bazarov and Arcady were walking one afte
Faust
Faust
Faust The hero that never was In Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe builds a dramatic poem around the strengths and weaknesses of a man who under a personalized definition of a hero fails miserably. A hero is someone that humanity models themselves and their actions after, someone who can be revered by the masses as an individual of great morality and strength, a man or woman that never sacrifices his beliefs under adversity. Therefore, through his immoral actions and his unwillingness to respect
Fear and loathing in las vegas
Fear and loathing in las vegas
fear and loathing in las vegas Finding the American Dream in Sin City: What I got out of Fear and Loathing Where do I start ? This book left me with so many questions and so many things to think about. Was this journey real? Was Hunter S. Thompson drawing off real life experinces to create this strange and insightful journey? If this was stricly a fictional story this is obivoiusly written by a man who had alot of experince with drugs and there effects. I don not want to focus on the drugs becau
Ficciones
Ficciones
Ficciones Jorge Luis Borges possesses writing styles unlike others of his time. Through his series of works, he has acquired the title of the greatest living writer in the Spanish language. The particular example of work that I read, titled Ficciones, was a definite portrayal of his culture. The book was not merely a list of facts from his birth country; instead the real cultural knowledge came from his writing style. The book consisted of two parts; each part was broken up into stories. Each on
Fight Club Compared To Siddhartha
Fight Club Compared To Siddhartha
Fight Club Compared To Siddhartha Since the beginning of time, man has been on a quest to find his inner self. This topic has been the theme of many books and researches. This is no exception, in the 1959 book, Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. In this particular story the main character, Siddhartha, is trying to find his ‘inner self’. He tries to accomplish this in many ways, one being self denial or destruction. This is also the case in the 1996 book, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, in which the mai
Figure Of Christ In Lord Of The Flies
Figure Of Christ In Lord Of The Flies
Figure Of Christ In Lord Of The Flies CHRIST IN LORD OF THE FLIES Many critics have compared the character of Simon in the book Lord of the Flies to a Christ figure. After reading this book I also found out that Simon and Christ had a lot in common. The first time we, readers start considering Simon a special person, different from the others is when we see him the only one to helping the littluns to gather fruits they were unable to reach. Simon found for them the fruit they could not reach,
Flowers For Algernon
Flowers For Algernon
Flowers For Algernon Melissa Jackson 10-17-99 Exploratory Thinking Period 3 “Flowers For Algernon” Report “Flowers for Algernon” is about a man named Charlie Gordon who is mentally retarded. Charlie signs up for an experiment that is supposed to make him smarter. He wants to be like every one else. To do the experiment he has to keep a journal showing his progress. Charlie starts out spelling almost every word wrong. Charlie’s family and friends have all made fun of him; his parents gave him to
Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon Medical operations are carried out everyday, but for some, an operation can change a person\'s life. One experiment was done on a mentally retarded person to try to raise his intelligence. The experiment worked, but after months, the patient regressed dramatically. In the book, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, this intelligence operation was preformed, and the patient was Charlie Gordon. After the operation, Charlie was very bright, but experienced psychological trauma
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein It has been questioned by people, honored by people and revered since the beginning of time. Yet even today not one person can say what is morally right. It is a matter of opinion. It was Dr. Victor Frankenstein\'s opinion that it was alright to create a monster . Frankenstein\'s creation needed a companion. Knowing that his first creation was evil should the doctor make a second? With the knowledge at hand, to Dr. Frankenstein, it is not at all morally correct to bring another mons
Friday
Friday
Friday FRIDAY A handsome, in about 26 years old, with straight and strong limbs, tall and well shaped fellow who bare name Friday which he got for the memory of a day he was rescued. The native who was saved from a certain death by Robinson Crusoe during one of the cannibal rituals of a local tribe. By the man who was actually on his way to Africa to buy Negroes! His hair was long and black but not curled, he had very high forehead and great sparkling sharp eyes. Friday’s appearance was somewher