Literature

Look Homeward Angel--Book Report
Look Homeward Angel--Book Report
Look Homeward Angel--Book Report Look Homeward, Angel Oliver Gant was one of five children born of a Dutch mother and English father in America. As soon as he was old enough, he left his family and set out to see the world. Gant finally landed in Baltimore, where he worked as an apprentice to a headston carver. After apprenticing for five years, he moved South hoping for good opportunities and set up his own shop. He married there, but his wife died before they had been married long. Gant, looki
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies The venturesome novel, Lord of the Flies, is an enchanting, audacious account that depicts the defects of society as the incorrigible nature of individuals when they are immature and without an overlooking authority. The author of the novel, William Golding, was born in Britain, which accounts for the English, cultured characters in the novel. After studying science at Oxford University for two years, he changed his emphasis as a major to English literature. When World War II b
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies The venturesome novel, Lord of the Flies, is an enchanting, audacious account that depicts the defects of society as the incorrigible nature of individuals when they are immature and without an overlooking authority. The author of the novel, William Golding, was born in Britain, which accounts for the English, cultured characters in the novel. After studying science at Oxford University for two years, he changed his emphasis as a major to English literature. When World War II b
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding About the author Sir William Golding (1911-1993), was an English novelist who wrote exciting adventure stories who deal with the conflict between mind and instinct. William Gerald Golding was born in St. Columb Minor, in Cornwall. He was knighted in 1988. His novels are moral fables that reveal how dangerous and destructive human brings may be unless they are restrained by conscience. Golding won the 1983 Nobel Prize for literature. His most famous book, Lor
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies The Lord of the Flies The world had witnessed the atrocities of World War II and began to examine the defects of their social ethics. Man\'s purity and innocence was gone. Man\'s ability to remain civilized was faltering. This change of attitude was extremely evident in the literature of the age. Writers, who through the use of clever symbolism, mocked the tragedy of man\'s fate. One such writer was William Golding. An author who has seen the destruction of war and despises its
Lord Byron And His Literature
Lord Byron And His Literature
Lord Byron And His Literature Lord Byron and His Literature Lord Byron was a man whose passion for life seemed unequaled by any of the other Romantic figures. Byron’s personal character, though not entirely so, could be seen in his literature as well as his life. Lord Byron’s most notable contribution to literature, the Byronic Hero, possessed many qualities which Lord Byron himself displayed in day to day life. The most prominent characteristic that links Lord Byron to his literary characters i
Lost Heritage in Alice Walker's 'Everyday Use'
Lost Heritage in Alice Walker's 'Everyday Use'
Lost Heritage in Alice Walker\'s \'Everyday Use\' Lost Heritage in Alice Walker\'s Everyday Use By contrasting the family characters in Everyday Use, Walker illustrates the mistake by some of placing the significance of heritage solely in material objects. Walker presents Mama and Maggie, the younger daughter, as an example that heritage in both knowledge and form passes from one generation to another through a learning and experience connection. However, by a broken connection, Dee, the old
Macbeth As A Tragic Character
Macbeth As A Tragic Character
Macbeth As A Tragic Character In all genres of literature, there are numerous character types one might encounter. Some bring humor or comic relief to a more serious plot, while others bring both pity and fear to the minds of the audience. A tragic character is one who shows characteristics above normality, while simultaneously giving evidence to the audience concerning his or her tragic flaw that causes the character’s life to end in an abnormal state of events. “A tragic situation exists preci
Maggie- A Girl of the Streets
Maggie- A Girl of the Streets
Maggie- A Girl of the Streets INNOCENCE VS. EXPERIENCE It is believed that the world exists in two fashions, innocence and experience. Neither can exist without its opposite. Innocence is where humans begin, and they must pass through experience on their way to heaven. One figure from turn-of-the-century literature are prime examples of innocence lost which characterize this idea. Maggie, author Stephen Crane\'s main character in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is a soul whose story shows the trau
Mark Twain's Masterpiece 'The Adventures of Huckle
Mark Twain's Masterpiece 'The Adventures of Huckle
Mark Twain\'s Masterpiece \'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain and his masterpiece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ________ A Research Paper Presented to Mr. Neil of Chula Vista High School ________ In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for English 10 Honors/Gate ________ By: Id #: 937228 May 16, 1996 Outline I. Samuel Clemens A. Who he is B. Where he was born C. Family II. How Samuel came to be Mark Twain A. His working life B. First writings III. The Adventures of Huck Finn
Mastering the Short Story
Mastering the Short Story
Mastering the Short Story Mastering The Short Story Although I perceive Paul Darcy Boles to be an uppity, egotistic, and somewhat euphorically rambling old man from his style of writing, there is some beneficial information for someone wishing to create a commercially viable short story. However, I feel that creating a story with the goal of marketability is a grave mistake that ruins countless numbers of otherwise perfectly enjoyable works of literature. It is no surprise that this style of wri
Melville
Melville
Melville A Reflection On Melville\'s Accomplishments Brad Jones Ms Carman Period 6 American Literature Mellville As an author Melville both courted failure and scorned success.(pg. 613, A Companion to Melville Studies). How many famous legends in time have existed to know no fame. How many remarkable artist have lived and died never receiving due credit for there work. Herman Melville is clearly an artist of words. Herman Melville is certainly a prodigy when it comes to writing. Herman Melvill
Melville's response to Hawthorne
Melville's response to Hawthorne
Melville\'s response to Hawthorne Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne are two of the most influential authors in American Literature. Both men wrote about similar themes, creating great admiration between them. The relationship that had grown between them was a source of critic and interpretation that would ultimately influence each of their works. Melville in particular was moved by Hawthorne’s intellectual stimulation and inspired him to write Moby-Dick, a dramatic novel that has proved to
Metaphors For War
Metaphors For War
Metaphors For War The use of metaphors are an important factor with any piece of literature. Metaphors add color to creative writings, also establishing depth. A story without metaphors is lifeless, unable to compose another way to view it. The term for a metaphor is a figure of speech in which term is transferred to something it does not literally apply to, this helps the brain create a mental picture which the person might easily understand what the character is feeling. When a person finally
Milton Blindness
Milton Blindness
Milton Blindness How do textual features combine to convey a theme of the poem? Milton wrote extensively throughout his life, and studied literature profoundly. His cunningness and literary techniques were observed in all of his literature. However, at the prime of his life, his weak eyes gave as his intense work and studies caused his blindness. As a result of this tragedy, Milton created a sonnet about his blindness. He questioned the meaning of this tragedy, of the future, and God for his bli
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Moby Dick by Herman Melville Moby Dick by Herman Melville by Cazi Brasga Honors English III 9/04/96 I. Biographical Insights A. The culture this great author was a part of was the time in American history where inspiring works of literature began to emerge. It was also a time when American writers had not completely separated its literary heritage from Europe, partly because there were successful literary genius’ flourishing there. B. Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819, he was the son of
Modernism And Cinderella
Modernism And Cinderella
Modernism And Cinderella April 25, 2000 Research Writing Though there are many fairy tales that have been created through the years, Cinderella is into our subconscious by stimulating the part of us that sympathizes with the mistreatment of Cinderella. Others say that the theme of a down-and-out poor girl rising up to become rich and happy appeals to any normal person. This theme is the common bond between all the stories. Recently, however, modern versions of the tale have surfaced in an attemp
Moral Development in The Adventures of Huckleberry
Moral Development in The Adventures of Huckleberry
Moral Development in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and T Rubin Shah Dr. Vinetta Bell Adv. English 11 (H) February 18, 1997 MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN & THE GREAT GATSBY Moral Development, according to the Webster\'s dictionary means an improvement or progressive procedure taken to be a more ethical person, and to distinctly differentiate between right and wrong. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Great Gatsby, both pose as pieces of literature that vivid
My Ass
My Ass
My Ass 1968 and then as principal administrative assistant for the British Department of Home Affairs in the Police Department and, later, the Criminal Department, both in London, from 1968 to 1979. James began writing relatively late in life, publishing her first work, Cover Her Face, in 1962. This novel featured Inspector Adam Dalgliesh, her most popular and well-known character, who went on to solve a number of cases in the books A Mind to Murder (1963), Unnatural Causes (1967), Shroud for a
The Awakening: Public Controversy
The Awakening: Public Controversy
The Awakening: Public Controversy The Awakening, written by Kate Chopin, was a book that was truly ahead of its time. The author of the book was truly a genius in her right, but yet she was seen as a scoundrel. At the time, it was a world that values only her performance as a mother, whose highest expectations for women are self sacrifice and self-effacement. ( ? ) The people of that era were not ready to admit or accept the simple but hidden feelings of intimacy or sexuality and the true natu
Native Canadians in Literature
Native Canadians in Literature
Native Canadians in Literature Introduction: Literature offers a strong and passionate voice for the past. The literature of the Native Canadian is a voice we, the people of Canada, can no longer ignore. There is little to be gained by dwelling on the past. Nevertheless, there is much to be realized by accepting what has passed, with all of its mistakes and dust we might otherwise wish to hide under the carpets. English literature, since at least the sixteenth century, has a firm grounding in Ca
Naturalism in Mcteauge
Naturalism in Mcteauge
Naturalism in Mcteauge English 4/15/96 McTEAGUE McTeague, a novel written at the turn of the century by Frank Norris, is a classic example of naturalist writing. This novel is written with the harsh realities that were this time period. There are many themes that occur in naturalism. Some of them that appear in this novel are greed, lust, strife, as well as Darwinism and animal imagery. All of these themes help Norris describe with vivid detail his tragic account of human degradation. One of the
Nature as Reflected in American Literature
Nature as Reflected in American Literature
Nature as Reflected in American Literature In his Poetics, Plato contemplates the nature of aesthetics and existence. He postulates that for every existing object and idea there is an absolute ideal which transcends human experience. He further concludes that art, including literature, is an aesthetic representation of real objects and ideas that is used to better understand their ideals. In theory, as an object becomes closer ideal it also becomes a better subject for the artist. American a
Nellie McClung- A Canadian Feminist
Nellie McClung- A Canadian Feminist
Nellie McClung- A Canadian Feminist Nellie McClung Helen Nellie Laetitia Mooney was born October 20, 1873 in a log cabin on Garafraxa Road, two kilometers from Chatsworth, Ontario. She and her family moved to Manitoba when she was six years old. One of Nellie\'s best influences was her mother. Her family\'s influence was no doubt the reason she became an activist. Her mother thought that every child had the right to an education, and her whole family encouraged her to learn all she could. (9,
New England - A Matter of Perspective
New England - A Matter of Perspective
New England - A Matter of Perspective New England: A Matter of Perspective John Smith\'s A Description of New England and William Bradford\'s Of Plymouth Plantation both present a picture of the same pre-colonial land of New England. Mr. Smith\'s writing, out of necessity, painted a rosy picture of the new land, while Bradford\'s historical account shows early New England was not Heaven on Earth. Mr. Bradford and Mr. Smith are writing about one land, but they present two different accounts of th
Rights of Egyptian Women
Rights of Egyptian Women
Rights of Egyptian Women Throughout written history, women have experienced status subservient to the men they lived with. Generally, most cultures known to modern historians followed a standard pattern of males assigned the role of protector and provider while women were assigned roles of domestic servitude. Scholars speculate endlessly at the cause: biology, religion, social custom. Nevertheless, the women were always subordinated to the men in their culture. Through their artwork, tomb inscri
Odyssey
Odyssey
Odyssey The Odyssey Essay Odysseus was a virtuous but flawed heroic leader. He was a man of bravery and wisdom. The bravery that Odysseus possessed wasn’t always a good virtue to have. Odysseus’ virtues were tested in many adventures that showed his weaknesses and strengths. One of his flaws is that Odysseus has a tendency to be a little bit boastful at times which got him and his crew into more dilemma. Overall, Odysseus has more strengths than he has weaknesses. In the Cyclopes episode, Odysse
Oedipus' Ruin
Oedipus' Ruin
Oedipus\' Ruin Sophocles is perhaps one of the greatest tragedians ever. Sophocles said that a man should never consider himself fortunate unless he can look back on his life and remember that life without pain. For Oedipus Rex, looking back is impossible to do without pain. This pain stems from his prideful life. Oedipus is aware that he alone is responsible for his actions. Oedipus freely chooses to pursue and accept his own life\'s destruction. Even though fate victimizes Oedipus, he is a tra
Of Mice & Men- John Stienbeck overview
Of Mice & Men- John Stienbeck overview
of Mice & Men- John Stienbeck overview Of Mice and Men Mini-Critique John Steinbeck was born in Salinas California on February 27, 1902. His mother was a school teacher in the public school in Salinas. Steinbeck grew up in the beautiful Salinas Valley which furnished most of the material for his novels. His mother read to him, at an early age, famous literature of the world which planted a seed in his imagination. He entered Stanford in 1920, remaining there until 1925 but never graduating. In 1
'Of Mice and Men'
'Of Mice and Men'
\'Of Mice and Men\' OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck first takes place a few miles south of Soledad. There were two men by the names of George and Lennie who became life long partners. George thought Lennie needed support because Lennie was mentally retarded. Later, George and Lennie moved to a ranch nearby Soledad. George and Lennie got into trouble a few miles south of Soledad in a town called Weed. The men were hiding out along a river called Salinas, across from the Gabililan mountains. Tro
Oh the Sorrow
Oh the Sorrow
Oh the Sorrow Oh the Sorrow... During the 20th century, there was an evident disillusion and disintegration in religious views and human nature due to the horrific and appalling events and improvements in technology of this time, such as the Holocaust and the creation of the atom bomb. This has left people with little, if any, faith in powers above or in their own kind, leaving them to linger in feelings of despair and that life is an absurd joke. From these times grew the Theater of Absurd. Her
Olaudah Equiano
Olaudah Equiano
Olaudah Equiano An ironsmith, ship steward, crewman, cook, clerk, navigator, amateur scientist, and even a hairdresser. These are all jobs that Olaudah Equiano held during his lifetime. He has been called the most influential African writer in both Africa, America and Britain before the Civil War , and was born in Essaka, Nigeria sometime during 1745 (O\'Neale, 153). His family was part of the Ibo tribe, which was located in the North Ika Ibo region of Essaka. In his earliest years, Olaudah Equi
Opposing Character elements in Beowulf
Opposing Character elements in Beowulf
Opposing Character elements in Beowulf Beowulf The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is the most important work of Old English literature, and is well deserved of the distinction. The epic tells the story of a hero, a Scandinavian prince named Beowulf, who rids the Danes of the monster Grendel, a descendent of Cain, and of his exploits fighting Grendel’s mother and a Dragon. Throughout the epic, the Anglo-Saxon story teller uses many elements to build a certain depth to the characters. Just a few of the
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Ordinary People by Judith Guest dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, there because he had attempted suicide by slashing his wrists. His mother is a meticulously orderly person who, Jared, through projecti
Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism
Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism
Orwell\'s thoughts on Totalitarianism V Orwell\'s thoughts on Totalitarianism A. From life experiences B. From a writers point of view VI Conclusion Introduction Orwell observed that every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it (George Orwell). George Orwell has been a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period. Orwell lived in Engla
Othello
Othello
Othello The play Othello by William Shakespeare is based on an Italian story in Giraldi Cinthio\'s Hecatommithi (Grolier). In Othello we encounter Iago, one of Shakespeare’s most evil characters. Iago is an officer in Othello\'s army and is jealous of Cassio\'s promotion to Lieutenant. Through deception and appearance, we see unfolded many lies and clever schemes. The astonishing thing about Iago is that he seems to make up his malicious schemes as he goes along without any forethought. Noted wr
Othello's Impact On Today's Society
Othello's Impact On Today's Society
Othello\'s Impact On Today\'s Society Othello\'s Impact on Today\'s Society In the late 1990\'s playwright, William Shakespeare\'s, Othello was successfully produced in the United States and around the world. One might wonder why this classical tragedy gained so much popularity with today\'s society. In my own opinion, this play was successful due to the themes and issues addressed. Societies still deal with these situations today. These themes and issues are a part of our lives and people can r
Passage from Hamlet
Passage from Hamlet
Passage from Hamlet Formal Critical Analysis of a Passage from Hamlet - Hamlet’s speech (III, iv, 139-180) Sung-Wook Han AP English 4 / Mr. Epes Hamlet Paper Formal Critical Analysis of a Passage from Hamlet Hamlet is probably the best known and most popular play of William Shakespeare, and it is natural for any person to question what makes Hamlet a great tragedy and why it receives such praises. The answer is in fact simple; it effectively arouses pity and fear in the audiences’ mind. The audi
PASSIONATE STORMS
PASSIONATE STORMS
PASSIONATE STORMS Judy Dear March 17, 2000 Critical Essay III English 1123C Passionate Storms Kate Chopin’s “The Storm”, is a story filled with metaphorical references between a thunderstorm of rain and a thunderstorm of passion. Calixta, Bobinot, and Bibi led, what one would assume to be, a rather normal life. While Bobinot and Bibi are in town shopping they notice a storm approaching, and “Bobinot, who was accustomed to converse on terms of perfect equality with his little son, called the chil
Patriarchy in Kefka's Metamorphsis and Asian Cultu
Patriarchy in Kefka's Metamorphsis and Asian Cultu
Patriarchy in Kefka\'s Metamorphsis and Asian Cultures (Although most cultures cannot be generalized with certain behaviours, however, certain Japanese traditions and values are common to all their people and is taught to them from a very early age. The practice of having the son of a family to look after his parents, as mentioned later, is common to both Japanese and Chinese cultures.) In our studies of European literature, we can see that patriarchy, that is, the supremacy of the father in a f
Perplexed Poe
Perplexed Poe
Perplexed Poe Poe is a very complicated author. His literary works are perplexed, disturbing, and even grotesque. His frequent illnesses may have provoked his engrossment in such things. In 1842 Dr. John W. Francis diagnosed Poe with sympathetic heart trouble as well as brain congestion. He also noted Poe\'s inability to withstand stimulants such as drugs and alcohol (Phillips 1508). These factors may have motivated him to write The Tell-Tale-Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Black Cat. Al
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Persuasion By Jane Austen Persuasion Jane Austen\'s Persuasion depicts a young woman\'s struggles with love, friendship and family. Anne Elliot who is pretty, intelligent and amiable, had some years before been engaged to a young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but had been persuaded by her trusted friend Lady Russell to break off the engagement, because of his lack of fortune and a misunderstanding of his easy nature. The breach had brought great unhappiness to Anne. Pre-Victorian England o
Philosophy And Fantasy
Philosophy And Fantasy
Philosophy And Fantasy Symbolism of the Ring Symbolism of the Ring: The Embodiment of Evil One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the Darkness bind them (1 LotR II,2 The Council of Elrond) One of the masters of British Literature, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien has the unique ability to create a fantasy world in which exists a nearly endless supply of parallelisms to reality. By mastering his own world and his own language and becoming one with his fantasy
Politcal Allegory Term Paper Of 1984- By Orwell
Politcal Allegory Term Paper Of 1984- By Orwell
Politcal Allegory Term Paper Of 1984- By Orwell The Political allegory of George Orwell\'s 1984 In 1984, by George Orwell, the reader sees a primary theme of political allegory and satire. Orwell is presenting the world of 1984 as a satiric statement of what might come to pass, though of course its exact form could never be predicted, if the world did not become aware of the terrible problems facing it, not in 1984, but here and now. Orwell wrote the novel not as a prediction, but as a warning.
Puritan Beliefs
Puritan Beliefs
Puritan Beliefs Puritan Beliefs When people hear the word Puritan, one will notice faces of displeasure, because nobody wants to hear about these uptight people. Our misconceptions of these people have spread all over America, when in fact these peoples\' morals and beliefs are what shaped our nation today. If one looks deeper into puritan meditations they will find that these people were not just uptight people. Stereotypes that we have can be easily altered by actually reading Puritan literatu
Purloined Letter
Purloined Letter
Purloined Letter A Critical Analysis of “The Purloined Letter” by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe’s background influenced him to write the short story “The Purloined Letter”. One important influence on the story is that Poe seem to feel inferior to his class mates while in college, which may have been why he wrote Dupin to be seen as superior to his colleagues. While at the University of Virginia he owed others high amounts of money because of gambling, he would drink excessively to help hide hi
Pynchon the Elusive
Pynchon the Elusive
Pynchon the Elusive The identity of Thomas Pynchon is as elusive as the sticky, complex webs of meaning woven into his prose. As America\'s most famous hidden author, Pynchon produces works which simultaneously deal with issues of disappearance and meaning, of identity and nothingness in a fashion that befuddles some and delights others. He speaks to the world from his invisible pulpit, hiding behind a curtain of anonymity that safely disguises his personality from the prying eyes of critics a
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth I In England, the period between the Gothic and Renaissance styles is known as the Elizabethan age. It reached its peak in the late 1500s, toward the end of the long reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and is often considered the last phase of the long- lasting Tudor style. Although the Elizabethan age produced a certain amount of characteristic sculptures and paintings, the Elizabethan style can best be seen in the period\'s architecture. The dramatic personality of Eliz
Racism and Huck Finn
Racism and Huck Finn
Racism and Huck Finn Twain and Racism The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is an excellent example of racism in literature, because it uses language describing African Americans which goes beyond satire. It treats them as objects and perpetuates stereotypes. It does not expose and deal with racism, as many advocates of its reading claim, but encourages an attitude of superiority that is unnecessary and intolerable. In order to rid ourselves from this racism, African American litera
Rape of Lock & The Eve of St Agnes
Rape of Lock & The Eve of St Agnes
Rape of Lock & The Eve of St Agnes The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poems, with respect to history is constituted here. This is seen through the influential works of John Keats and Alexander Pope. These works are acknowledged as, The Rape of Lock and The Eve of St. Agnes. Alexander Pope takes his readers on a hatred filled epic. A robust piece of literature and love induced psychoses in, The Rape of Lock. On the other hand, The Eve of St. Agnes told a ta