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Nihilism in Turgenov\'s Fathers and Sons Turgenov痴 Fathers and Sons has several characters who hold strong views of the world. Pavel believes that Russia needs structure from such things as institution, religion, and class hierarchy. Madame Odintsov views the world as simple so long as she keeps it systematic and free from interference. This essay will focus on perhaps the most interesting and complex character in Fathers and Sons: Bazarov. Vladimir Nabakov writes that Turgenov takes his
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
Norse Mythology The book entitled Norse Mythology by Karl Mortensen, is the book I chose to read for my first book report for this semester. The book was translated from the Danish by A. Clinton Crowell. Karl Mortensen was a doctor of philosophy whom attended the University of Copenhagen. The first part of the book is the general introduction. Here, you find the author¥'s meaning of Norse mythology and where he got his information. He says, By Norse mythology we mean the information we have conc
Observation 500 One afternoon I was sitting at a study table at the library quietly working on my Survey of World Religion homework. All of a sudden another college student slammed his books on to the table. After he placed his books loudly upon the table, he threw down his book bag on to the floor next to the chair. I glanced up at him with a look of disturbance upon my face. He left as quickly as he came, just to return again. I continued working on my homework until he blessed me with his p
Oedipus Rex Tragic Sophocles dramatized the famous story of Oedipus, the Greek mythological figure who killed his father, the king, and married his own mother. The blind prophet Teiresias speaks the words in this excerpt at the point in the play when he is asked to divine who has offended the gods by killing the former king Oedipus is a victim of destiny, gods, and his own fault. Destiny gave him his downfall in Oedipus Rex. His hubris made him think he could defy the fate by running away from C
Old Man And The Sea This part of the story has to do with Santiago against nature and the sea. In this part of the story, he goes out and fights nature in the form of terrible forces and dangerous creatures, among them, a marlin, sharks and hunger. He starts the story in a small skiff and moves out in a journey to capture a fish after a long losing streak of eighty-four days. Unfortunately his friend must desert him due to this problem and a greater force, his parents. Santiago must go out into
OLMAN English Old Man and the Sea This part of the story has to do with Santiago against nature and the sea. In this part of the story, he goes out and fights nature in the form of terrible forces and dangerous creatures, among them, a marlin, sharks and hunger. He starts the story in a small skiff and moves out in a journey to capture a fish after a long losing streak of eighty-four days. Unfortunately his friend must desert him due to this problem and a greater force, his parents. Santiago mus
ON THE LEFT SIDE A When a rich man donated some money to St. Finbars, which is a catholic church in Conn in Ireland, some of the money was spend on electrical wall-heaters in the right half of the church and some of it was spend on medical aid to the people of Burundi. A missionary, Philomena OHalloran, was sent to Burundi and to raise money to support her mission, a special missionary box was mounted on the counter of the grocers. At Christmas after twenty years OHalloran sent a young man t
On the left side On the left side: B: The story takes place in Conn -- a town in western Ireland - during the 1980s. Conn is a rather conservative town with many farmers and shop owners. All of the conservatives are sitting on the right side during Sunday Mass while the principal character and nine other sinners are sitting on the left side. It is easy to see which part of the congregation Farther O¥'Rourke likes most, since electric heaters have been installed in the right side of the church. F
Opportunities of Character, Not Color Opportunities of Character, Not Color Created in the 1960s, affirmative action programs attempted to undo past racial discrimination by giving preference to blacks and other minorities. The idea behind these programs was to help minorities gain the representation in the job market that paralleled their percentage of the population (Finley 1). Unfortunately, affirmative action has mutated into a thirty-year-old policy that places many underqualified minoriti
Picking Up The Pieces- An analytical look at why the village Picking Up The Pieces An analytical look at why the village of Umofia fell apart Faith has always been a guiding force in mans life. Chinua Achebes novel Things Fall Apart is a story that describes the effects of a new Christian religion in a tribal village of Africa. The tribe has their own language, known as Obi, a dignified culture and a value system that has continued for many years as they trace back into their ancestry. Yet, vo
Portrait of an Artist In Joyces novel, A portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, he weaves the stories of his youth and his growth as a young man to tell us about who he was as an individual and the sort of life he lead. Joyce uses many techniques such as stream of consciousness to help us picture his mindset and help his audience feel the emotions he had after the certain situations of his life. In the novel, Joyce uses the young character Stephen as his protagonist to display the deep emotion
Priest And Chaplain The characters of the chaplain, in Albert Camus The Outsider, and the priest, in Franz Kafkas The Trial, are quite similar, and are pivotal to the development of the novel. These characters serve essentialy to bring the question of God and religion to probe the existentialist aspects of it, in novels completely devoid of religious context. The main idea visible about these two characters is that they are both the last ones seen by the protagonists, Mearsault and K., both no
Prose Style in D H Lawrence¥'s ¥'Sons and Lovers¥' Prose Style in D.H. Lawrences Sons and Lovers [1]And after such an evening they both were very still, having known the immensity of passion. [2]They felt small, half afraid, childish, and wondering, like Adam and Eve when they lost their innocence and realized the magnificence of the power which drove them out of Paradise and across the great night and the great day of humanity. [3]It was for each of them an initiation and a satisfaction. [4]To
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 Racism Today ...Everybody jumped on him. beat the hell out of him... Everybody was hitting him or kicking him. One guy was kicking at his spine. Another guy hitting on the side of his face... He was unconscious. He was bleeding. Everybody had blood on their forearms. We ran back up the hill laughing... He should have died.... He lost so much blood he turned white. He got what he deserved (Ridgeway 167.) The skinheads who performed this random act of racial violence in 1990, had no reaso
Racsism Racism is a certain kind of prejudice, based on faulty reasoning and inflexible generalizations toward a specific group. The word prejudice comes from the Latin noun praejudicium, which means a judgment based on previous decisions formed before the facts were known. If a person allows their prejudiced beliefs to block the progress of another, it is discrimination. Those who exclude all members of a race from certain types of employment, housing, political rights, educational opportunitie
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
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 mans 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
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
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
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge, to those who know and understand his poems well, exists in three modes, as Philosopher, Poet, Friend. If the truth were told, we should all be obliged to admit that the Philosopher escapes us. It is the opinion of many that Coleridge as Poet is almost equally an evanescent shadow; and though the many are in this quite mistaken, they have some excuse for thinking thus, because his fulfillment falls far short of his promise. Due to Coleridges compl
¥'Satire and Socil Commentary in ¥'A connecticutt Yankee in Kin The art of literature has long been used as a vehicle for entertaining the masses. However, many stories have another purpose, such as expressing the writer¥'s feelings on social customs from years gone bye or at the time of writing. One vehicle which is often used to attain this goal is satire. Mark Twain¥'s novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur¥'s Court, is an excellent example of using satire as social commentary(Reis 316).
Satire Satire Joseph Heller who is perhaps one of the most famous writers of the 20th century writes on some emotional issues such as war. He does not deal with these issues in the normal fashion instead he criticizes them and the institutions that help carry these things out. Heller in fact goes beyond criticizing he satirizes. Throughout his two major novels Catch-22 and Good as Gold he satirizes almost all of Americas respectful institutions. To truly understand these novels you must recogni
Scarlet Letter Symbolism In Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid, Puritanistic-structured society in which one is unable to divulge his or her innermost thoughts and secrets. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how they truly feel, or the emotion is bottled up until it becomes volatile. Unfortunately, Puritan society did not permit this expression, so characters had to seek alternate means in order to relieve themselves. Luckily, at least for t
Black Supremacy Throughout history, white anglo-saxons have been notorious for mistreating all races other than it¥'s own. Malcolm X felt the white man had been actually nothing but a piratical opportunist who used Faustian machinations to make his own Christianity his initial wedge in criminal conquests(563). The earth is burdened by the white man! That is the true meaning of what Malcolm X is stating; the words Faustian machinations, meaning evil plotting, implies the whole white population
Bleeding Ireland and Black America Fall Road is deserted. Only a few dirt-caked, barefoot, Irishmen can be seen shivering in the adjacent park. We walk past the Catholic neighborhoods knowing, at any moment, buildings might explode and automatic weapon fire could lacerate the air on every side of us. Belfast is charming, apart from the harsh reality of guerrilla warfare and terrorism being common occurrences. For the first time, throughout my three month tour of seventeen different European coun
Semantics Semantics Essay Would you rather belong to the Apple Dumpling Gang or the Crypts? The connotation of the word gang reaches hit an all time low in the 1990¥'s. We envision today¥'s gang members as drug lords who kill each other on street corners. Society rejects and imprisons them. Once members of a gang simply shared common interests and enjoyed social acceptance, much as members of a club today. Many pairs of words have experienced a similar disagreement in connotation through
Blind Conformity: Malcolm X Tony Franklin ENC 1101 D.J. Henry 2/3/97 In today¥'s world it is often difficult to adjust to one type of lifestyle or another. The constant bombardment of outside opinions hamper our ability, as humans, to choose and be comfortable with a certain way of living. Our way of living may consist of a look, a way of thinking, a religion, or any facet of our personalities that may not conform with whatever is the norm or the accepted at a given time. When this is the case,
Sex, Violence and Lust in Milton¥'s Paradise Lost There is no reason to apply modern theories to Milton if we do not care whether Milton remains alive. However, if we wish him to be more than a historical artifact, we must do more than just study him against the background of his time. We must reinterpret him in light of the germane thought of our own age. -James Driscoll The Unfolding God Of Jung and Milton Images and allusions to sex and death are intermingled throughout John Miltons Paradise
Shakespeare Shakespeare¥'s Portrayal of Jews In Shakespeare¥'s play, The Merchant of Venice, there are, as is typical of Shakespeare, several different themes. One that emerges at the beginning and is present throughout the rest of the play is anti-semitism. Many of the people of Shakespeare¥'s time shared the belief that Jewish people were inferior to Christians, a belief reaching far back to ancient times. To these prejudiced people, the Jewish character of Shylock appears to posses the typica
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Sir Gawain Faces Temptation Sir Gawain was known as a noble and honest man who was willing to stare death in the face to protect King Arthur. However, the courtly Sir Gawain is submitted to the unexpectednot to the test he expects, but to one he does not expect (qtd. in Spearing). The underlying theme throughout the entire poem is temptation, which, is Sir Gawains greatest challenge because he is not aware of it. He faltered not
Skin Cancer Of all different kinds of cancer, skin cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. Skin cancer is a disease which cancer cells are found on the outer layers of the skin. Your skin protects the body from heat, infection, light, injury and infection. It also stores fat, water, and vitamin D. The skin has two layers and several different kinds of cells. With a certain lifestyle these cells can become cancerous.(Prodigy Web Browser: An Introduction to skin
Snow Falling On Cedars Racism is the notion that ones own ethnic stock is superior to that of someone elses. Most all racism is as result of ignorance. Racism can range from a simple comment to make another human being feel inferior, to complex actions that make others feel unwelcome in society because of who they are. The theme of racism can be seen throughout literature. In the murder mystery novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson, many examples of wartime racism are evident. The n
Some Dreamers of Golden Dreams In Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream, the author Didion uses fiery imagery to parallel the San Bernardino Valley to hell. It is a place where the hills blaze up spontaneously, and every voice seems a scream. (p.3) Didions hellish descriptions of the geography reflect the culture of San Bernardino Valley. It is where the hot wind blows and the old ways do not seem relevant, where the divorce rate is double the national average. (p.4) In this cu
Song Of Solomon The novel Song of Solomon has several recurring themes, including that of sexuality. Morrison effectively demonstrates these sexual themes relating to both sexes. Unlike in her other novels, both the men and women are searching for love, for valid sexual encounters, and above all, for a sense that they are worthy.(Bakerman 318) While Song of Solomon gives men a more prominent place, Morrison also shows the desires of women to break away from established society and to create an
Summary of A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Book Report: Aldous Huxley¥'s: A Brave New World Huxley¥'s point of view in Brave New World is third person, omniscient (all-knowing). The narrator is not one of the characters and therefore has the ability to tell us what is going on within any of the characters¥' minds. This ability is particularly useful in showing us a cross section of this strange society of the future. We can be with the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning in the Central Lo
Summer- The way to highland park There are two main reasons why I have chosen Summer: The Way to Highland Park as my essay. My first reason is I love the city. In the city there is an essence of the past, marred by the shameful present. Kazin captures this feeling of the city to the point you can almost smell the city. His scents and sights bring this story to life. This brings me to the other reason I chose this story. I find Alfred Kazins view of the world as refreshing. I find the world to b
Swift¥'s Real Argument God only knows from whence came Freud¥'s theory of penis envy, but one of his more tame theories, that of reverse psychology, may have its roots in the satire of the late Jonathan Swift. I do not mean to assert that Swift employed or was at all familiar with that style of persuasion, but his style is certainly comparable. Reverse psychology (as I chose to define it for this paper) means taking arguments that affirm an issue to such a degree that they seem absurd, and thu
Swift¥'s Real Argument Swift¥'s Real Argument God only knows from whence came Freud¥'s theory of penis envy, but one of his more tame theories, that of reverse psychology, may have its roots in the satire of the late Jonathan Swift. I do not mean to assert that Swift employed or was at all familiar with that style of persuasion, but his style is certainly comparable. Reverse psychology (as I chose to define it for this paper) means taking arguments that affirm an issue to such a degree that th
Interracial Relations and Marriages Outline Thesis statement,: The United States has witnessed a considerable social and cultural desegregation of Black and Caucasian Americans. However, despite years of desegregation, racial and cultural differences still exist. I show these differences still exist in the institution of marriage. 1. Americans have been and are continually moving slowly away from segregation. A. Since the 1960¥'s Blacks have been allowed to move into mainly Caucasian neighborhoo
Symbol Use Within Two Short Stories The authors, Shirley Jackson and Nathaniel Hawthorne, both frequently use symbols within their stories The Lottery and Young Goodman Brown. Symbols are utilized as an enhancement tool to stress the theme of each story. Hawthorne uses names and objects to enhance the theme, and Jackson mainly utilizes names to stress the theme, although she does have one object as a symbol of great importance to the theme. The stories both contain symbols describing evil. T
Symbolic Use of Ivory in ¥'Heart of Darkness¥' In Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad often uses vague,muted descriptions, leaving a melange of possible meanings in the readers lap. One exception to this trend is Conrads symbolic use of ivory. Within the frame of the story, his references to ivory can obviously be seen as a representation of the white mans greed. Towards the end of the book ivory comes to symbolize the oozing evil that drips from the heart of darkness. It isnt long before Conr
Symbolism in Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Questions 1. Compare and Contrast Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Although Tom and Hucklberry Finn have many things in common and are very good friends, they also live a life of two totally different lifestyles. Tom, who is a dreamer, lives a life out of romantic novels, and can be amusing and exasperating at the same time. He lives a life out of drama and brings out his imagination in a realistic way. He is amusing when showing h
T S Eliot¥'s ¥'The Waste Land¥' Cook 1 Research Paper T. S. Eliot Robin Cook World Lit II Professor Wong January 27, 1997 T. S. Eliot, perhaps one of the most controversial poets of modern times, wrote what many critics consider the most controversial poem of all, The Waste Land. The Waste Land was written using a fragmented style. This is a style that is evident in all of Eliots writings. There are several reasons for his using this approach, from a feeling of being isolated, to a problem arti
T. S. Eliot T.S. ELIOT Thomas Stearns Eliot was born to a very distinguished New England family on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, Henry Ware, was a very successful businessman and his mother, Charlotte Stearns Eliot, was a poetess. His paternal grandfather established and presided over Washington University. While visiting Great Britain in 1915, World War I started and Eliot took up a permanent residency there. In 1927, he became a British citizen. While living in Britai
T.V Violence Affects Are Kids Television is the biggest form of multimedia out there. Its most important role is to report the news and maintain communications between people around the world. Television¥'s most influential, yet most serious aspect is its shows for entertainment. Violent children¥'s shows like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and adult shows like NYPD Blue and Homicide almost always fail to show the characters resolve their differences in a non-violent manner, instead they show a mo