Revelation

Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies Copyright (C) 1996 By Kevin McKillop Lord of the Flies Essay Grade 11 Advanced English A running theme in Lord of the Flies is that man is savage at heart, always ultimately reverting back to an evil and primitive nature. The cycle of man\'s rise to power, or righteousness, and his inevitable fall from grace is an important point that book proves again and again, often comparing man with characters from the Bible to give a more vivid picture of his descent. Lord Of The Flies sy
Lord Of The Flies- Savages of Society
Lord Of The Flies- Savages of Society
Lord Of The Flies- Savages of Society In viewing the various aspects of the island society in Golding\'s Lord of the Flies as a symbolic microcosm of society, a converse perspective must also be considered. Golding\'s island of marooned youngsters then becomes a macrocosm, wherein the island represents the individual human and the various characters and symbols the elements of the human psyche. As such, Golding\'s world of children\'s morals and actions then becomes a survey of the human conditi
Miss Ophelia
Miss Ophelia
Miss Ophelia Being the only Northerner to take a focal role in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Miss Ophelia is a realistic adaptation of the ideal woman that Harriet Beecher Stowe proposes with the images of the other perfect women. She is educated, single, independent, ambitious, and motivated by a certain sense of duty. Unlike the other women in the novel, she is the one with the most masculine mannerisms: she relies on her thoughts rather than her emotions to make decisions about her life and political be
Night of the hunter
Night of the hunter
Night of the hunter When describing the preacher, John says, “His name is Harry Powell. But the names of his fingers are E and V and O and L and E and T and A and H and that story he tells about one hand being Hate and the other hand being Love is a lie because they are both hate and to watch them moving scares me worse than shadows, worse than the wind.” This description shows the absolute essence of the preacher’s character in Davis Grubb’s The Night of the Hunter. The preacher’s real intentio
Oedipus & Odysseus
Oedipus & Odysseus
Oedipus & Odysseus Oedipus & Odysseus The major focus of this tragedy is on the character of the hero, Oedipus. He is a person of great importance; in fact, the security and health of the community depend upon him. And he has to meet an urgent crisis, something which threatens the continuing existence of the city. And because he is very conscious of his own qualities, he takes upon himself that responsibility. Oedipus, above everything else at first, is a person who acts decisively and who is ce
Oedipus
Oedipus
Oedipus Dealing With Fate: The Story of King Oedipus Thebes is struck by a plague; the citizens are dying, and no one knows how to put an end to it. The people look to their great king, Oedipus to save the city. Oedipus, being a great king takes responsibility for saving the people and the great city of Thebes. As the play progresses, Oedipus comes to realize that he is the plague on the city. After realizing that he is a pawn of the Gods’, Oedipus still takes responsibility for saving the city,
Oedipus Rex Tragic
Oedipus Rex Tragic
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
Oedipus's Crime
Oedipus's Crime
Oedipus\'s Crime What Was Oedipus’s Crime? Oedipus, ruler of Thebes, murdered his father and married his mother. Such acts are almost always deemed unnatural and criminal; they are not tolerated within traditional society. A person who has committed these illegal acts of murder and incest would be considered a criminal, yet Sophocles’s character, Oedipus, is not guilty of either crime. Prior to the birth of Oedipus, a prophecy was spoken over Laius and his wife Jocasta. They were told that their
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
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
'Pen Pals'
'Pen Pals'
\'Pen Pals\' Forward: This story was written based on the X-Files characters created by Chris Carter and Ten Thirteen productions. In no way this story is being used to infringe or defame these characters or the X-Files television series. The story is based on my speculation of what happened to Agent Fox Mulder’s sister when she was a child. According to the writers of the X-Files, this story has no affiliation to what really happened to Samantha Mulder when she was a child, as no one really kno
Phantoms
Phantoms
Phantoms Phantoms I\'ve always been on the fringe of the social circle. Much like a donut, the core of my peers seems a hollow, meaningless thing granted both a name and recognition. I prefer the tangible--I always have. I see my classmates, as little more than bleating phantoms. I hear them; I feel them; I\'m never quite sure I see them. Oh, I see their shells, their armor, and their callous hides of lipstick and eye shadow--but I can\'t think of a single person I\'ve ever truly laid eyes on. M
Romeo &Juliet Vs. West Side Story
Romeo &Juliet Vs. West Side Story
Romeo &Juliet Vs. West Side Story Romeo Juliet vs. West Side Story What would Romeo and Juliet be like if Juliet hadn\'t died? What if Paris killed Romeo, instead of vice versa? What if instead of occurring several centuries ago, it took place on the streets of New York City during the 1950s, with a bunch of fresh-faced youths posing as street toughs and dancing and singing their hearts out? Well, just take a look at West Side Story, and you will have your answers. It is impossible for anyone fa
Scarlett Letter Chapter Summarys
Scarlett Letter Chapter Summarys
Scarlett Letter Chapter Summarys + ENGLISH III AP: Scarlett Letter + The Scarlet Letter A Reading Log by Brandon Moeller English III AP Fisher-7 8/7/96 CHAPTER 1- The Prison-Door- I found this one page introductory chapter to be very dramatic as it explained the history of the colony by telling the history of the prison-door. From the looks of this chapter, this story will probably be dragged out as much as possible. At first I thought the way Nathaniel Hawthorne approached the latter half of th
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
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 unexpected—not 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 Gawain’s greatest challenge because he is not aware of it. He faltered not
Sympathy In Wright's Native Son
Sympathy In Wright's Native Son
Sympathy In Wright\'s Native Son In Native Son, Richard Wright introduces Bigger Thomas, a liar and a thief. Wright evokes sympathy for this man despite the fact that he commits two murders. Through the reactions of others to his actions and through his own reactions to what he has done, the author creates compassion in the reader towards Bigger to help convey the desperate state of Black Americans in the 1930’s. The simplest method Wright uses to produce sympathy is the portrayal of the hatred
The Grapes of Wrath - Critical Analysis
The Grapes of Wrath - Critical Analysis
The Grapes of Wrath - Critical Analysis Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of their choosing into their reader. This is often a philosophy derived at from their own personal experiences. John Steinbeck is no exception to this. When traveling through his native Californian in the mid-1930s, Steinbeck witnessed people living in appalling conditions of extreme poverty due to the Great Depression and the agricultural disaster known as the Dust Bowl. He noticed that the
The Miller and the Reeve- As Corrupt As TheyÆll Ev
The Miller and the Reeve- As Corrupt As TheyÆll Ev
The Miller and the Reeve- As Corrupt As TheyÆll Ever Be The Miller’s Tale and The Reve’s Tale from The Canterbury Tales are very closely related. They both deal with the relationship between a jealous man, his wife, and a young scholar(s), and they both are immoral stories that contain sex and violence. This proves that the Miller and the Reeve are two very corrupt individuals. However, these tales also share some differences. For instance, the main character in The Reeve’s Tale is a Mille
The Scaffold's Power
The Scaffold's Power
The Scaffold\'s Power The Scaffold\'s Power Recurring events show great significance and elucidate the truth beneath appearances. In The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne chooses the scaffold scenes to show powerful differences and similarities. Each scaffold scene foreshadows the next and brings greater understanding of the novel. By beginning with the first, continuing with the middle, and ending with the last platform scene, we can gain a better understanding of this masterpiece. At the begi
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter Subject: English/History --Review of The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter Adultery, betrayal, promiscuity, subterfuge, and intrigue, all of which would make an excellent coming attraction on the Hollywood scene and probably a pretty good book. Add Puritan ideals and writing styles, making it long, drawn out, tedious, wearisome, sleep inducing, insipidly asinine, and the end result is The Scarlet Letter. Despite all these things it is considered a classic and was a statement
The Scarlett Letter- a review
The Scarlett Letter- a review
The Scarlett Letter- a review Subject: English/History --Review of The Scarlet Letter Hawthorn Swings, and Misses The Scarlet Letter Adultery, betrayal, promiscuity, subterfuge, and intrigue, all of which would make an excellent coming attraction on the Hollywood scene and probably a pretty good book. Add Puritan ideals and writing styles, making it long, drawn out, tedious, wearisome, sleep inducing, insipidly asinine, and the end result is The Scarlet Letter. Despite all these things it is
The Subtle Humor of Jane Austen
The Subtle Humor of Jane Austen
The Subtle Humor of Jane Austen The Subtle Humor of Pride and Prejudice Of all the novels that Jane Austen has written, critics consider Pride and Prejudice to be the most comical. Humor can be found everywhere in the book; in it\'s character descriptions, imagery, but mostly in it\'s conversations between characters. Her novels were not only her way of entertaining people but it was also a way to express her opinions and views on what surrounded her and affected her. Her novels were like editor
The Witching Hour
The Witching Hour
The Witching Hour Title: The Witching Hour Author: Anne Rice Copyright Date: 1990 Number of Page Read: 1043 Three main elements classify the genre: Gothic, Mystery, and Romance. I classify Gothic novels as stories pertaining to a dismal atmosphere, such as Edgar Allan Poe’s literature. . Lovers who unlock thirteen generation’s of Mayfair family secrets and incest; discovering that their intervention becomes a more complex-intertwining destiny. Our Antagonist Michael Curry, a 48-year old Irish ma
The People Versus Lady Macbeth
The People Versus Lady Macbeth
The People Versus Lady Macbeth The People Vs. Macbeth The Macbeth trial broke out in full force today as the entire nation of Scotland paid close attention to the small town court of Grahacknboroughsly, Scotland. The charges are for abuse of power, abuse of wealth, abuse of friendship and misuse of a regal Scottish accent. As the parade of people came into the courthouse, 2/3rds of them were enemies of Macbeth. The motion to dismiss came early on grounds of permanent death on Macbeth’s defense t
The Power And The Glory: The Roof Couldn't Keep O
The Power And The Glory: The Roof Couldn't Keep O
The Power And The Glory: The Roof Couldn\'t Keep Out This Rain The Power and the Glory: The roof couldn\'t keep out this rain. (p. 152) Hope is an instinct only the reasoning human mind can kill. An animal never knows despair. -Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory (p. 141) In Graham Greene\'s The Power and the Glory, setting is essential in understanding the spiritual conquest of the main character. The story takes place in post-revolution Mexico of the nineteen-thirties, where Catholicism h
To Take Or Not To Take
To Take Or Not To Take
To Take Or Not To Take To toke or not to toke that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of society or succumb to popular opinion and legalize Marijuana. Marijuana is a cure for anorexia as well as glaucoma. Marijuana is even a helping factor for relieving some symptoms of A.I.D.S. Still the government of our nation has Marijuana classified as a Division I drug. Which means it serves no medical use and does in no way benefit society. The studies outdated
Translations essay
Translations essay
Translations essay In drama, the opening scenes of the play normally provide an exposition, and establish characters and themes. Translations does this, beginning by providing a stage setting which contributes immediately to our appreciation of rural Irish communal life in the early 19th century. As Friel describes it there is a hedge school situated in a \'disused barn\' with the remains of \'five or six stalls\'. It is full of \'broken and forgotten implements\', and the room is \'comfortless\
Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf It was common for women writers to address the so-called woman question in their works during the 19th and 20th centuries. This is true of one of the well-known authors, Virginia Woolf, whose life spanned from the end of the Victorian to the start of the modern era. She was born in 1882 to Leslie Stephen, a man of prominence during the Victorian era, and she was primarily self-educated in his vast library. Woolf was one of the artists that helped start the famous Bloomsbury Group
Voltaire's Candide
Voltaire's Candide
Voltaire\'s Candide All is Not for the Best 10-K Candide Voltaire\'s Candide is the story of an innocent man\'s experiences in a mad and evil world, his struggle to survive in that world, and his need to ultimately come to terms with it. All people experience the turmoil of life and must overcome obstacles, both natural and man-made, in order to eventually achieve happiness. In life, man must find a medium between what Martin (scholar and companion to Candide) calls the convulsions of anxiet
WILLIAM WORDWORTH-WILLIAM BLAKE SONNETS
WILLIAM WORDWORTH-WILLIAM BLAKE SONNETS
WILLIAM WORDWORTH-WILLIAM BLAKE SONNETS The sonnet ³London, 1802² written by William Wordsworth, and ³The Lamb² written by William Blake both contain elements of Romanticism. Both of the poems clearly follow a structure similar to Abrams¹ Romantic formula, which is composed of a realistic setting, visionary experience, and return to a setting with insight. Both ³London, 1802² and ³The Lamb² are composed of the above elements yet they differ in their approach to each element. Each poem has its un
Women's Images in Managment of Grief and A Pair of
Women's Images in Managment of Grief and A Pair of
Women\'s Images in Managment of Grief and A Pair of Tickets Both Management of Grief and A Pair of Tickets were written by women and about women. Authors were able to portray an image of women which differs from the traditional, stereotypical literary image of feeble and delicate creatures who needed to be cared for. Women in these stories were faced with horrible tragedies, but the determining element in their experience was not so much what happened to them but how they took it. After reading
Wyrd
Wyrd
Wyrd Wyrd. This essay will discuss the novel wryd. It will explore some of the concepts that are found in the novel and attempt to extend the issues to a point at which they become more clear, and prove the assertion that, just as Wyrd is a fast moving narrative that spans continents and ages, it is a novel of ideas. Wyrd was, in length, a short to medium novel that was written by Sue Gough. Briefly, it was the story of Berengaria, Saladin\'s daughter and wife of King Richard. After her husbands
Alias Grace
Alias Grace
Alias Grace Introduction Margret Atwood a long time celebrated author, has most recently published Alias Grace. Atwood has taken a different approach to this novel. Although fictional this story has been based on reality. Grace Marks, the main character is indeed, on of the mid-eighteen hundreds most famous criminals. She was the celebrated villain of the Kinnear-Montgomery murders. This novel has a terrific sense of mystery but also enough interest to engage the reader into its historical drama
All is Not for the Best
All is Not for the Best
All is Not for the Best All is Not for the Best 10-K Candide Voltaire\'s Candide is the story of an innocent man\'s experiences in a mad and evil world, his struggle to survive in that world, and his need to ultimately come to terms with it. All people experience the turmoil of life and must overcome obstacles, both natural and man-made, in order to eventually achieve happiness. In life, man must find a medium between what Martin (scholar and companion to Candide) calls the convulsions of anxiet
Candide by Voltaire
Candide by Voltaire
Candide by Voltaire My book report is on Candide by Voltaire and consists of 326 pages. Voltaire\'s Candide is the story of an innocent man\'s experiences in a mad and evil world, and his struggle to achieve happiness without having to work and taking the easy way out of all situations. Everyone has to work and eventually they will achieve happiness and joy but in Candide\'s case, after a long and difficult struggle in which Candide is forced to overcome misfortune to find happiness, he conclude
The Catcher In The Rye
The Catcher In The Rye
The Catcher In The Rye The Catcher in the Rye can be strongly considered as one of the greatest novels of all time and Holden Caufield distinguishes himself as one of the greatest and most diverse characters. His moral system and his sense of justice force him to detect horrifying flaws in the society in which he lives. However, this is not his principle difficulty. His principle difficulty is not that he is a rebel, or a coward, nor that he hates society, it is that he has had many experiences
Hayden Carruth
Hayden Carruth
Hayden Carruth Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey is Hayden Carruth\'s most recent collection of works. Published in 1996, it reflects a dark, boozed washed view of the world throw the eyes of a 76- year-old man. His works reflect his personal experiences and his opinion on world events. Despite technical merit Carruth works have become depressing. Hayden Carruth is a child of the depression born in Vermont in 1921 where he lived for many tears. He now lives in upstate New York, where he taught in the Gra
James Joyce
James Joyce
James Joyce English III Kim Nash Essay May 28, 1996 James Joyce, an Irish novelist and poet, grew up near Dublin. James Joyce is one of the most influential novelists of the 20th century. In each of his prose works he used symbols to experience what he called an epiphany, the revelation of certain revealing qualities about himself. His early writings reveal individual moods and characters and the plight of Ireland and the Irish artist in the 1900\'s. Later works, reveal a man in all his comple
John Napier
John Napier
John Napier John Napier was a Scottish Mathematician who was born in Merchiston Castle in Edinburgh in the year 1550. He briefly attended St. Andrew\'s University, but for some unknown reason, left without obtaining a degree, which didn\'t seem to have any relevance to him. He returned home in 1571 as a scholar competent in Greek. He was an ardent Presbyterian who wrote A Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of Saint John, the first Scottish interpretation of the bible, in 1593 to demonstrat
Stephen Vincent Benet
Stephen Vincent Benet
Stephen Vincent Benet Only in a time when the pressure of the world amounts to angst and the fight for freedom can a world advance in it\'s literary achievements. A writer, just like an artist, builds his creations from the mood and settings of the surrounding atmosphere. In the first half of the twentieth century, the atmosphere was filled with resources to stimulate literary creativity, such as the second World War and the Great Depression (Roache 102: 14). The social genre of the time gave wa
BILL GATES
BILL GATES
BILL GATES Bill Gates is the Antichrist Ever since Microsoft was founded, Bill Gates has gained power over the people of the world by winning a monopoly in the computer-software industry. From the assistance Microsoft gave in the development of the personal computer, to the virtual monopoly that Windows 95 now has on most computers all over the world; Microsoft has controlled a major portion of the computer industry. In his repeated conquests over his competitors, Gates has left an increasingly
Facism
Facism
Facism Fascism is a form of counter-revolutionary politics that first arose in the early part of the twentieth-century in Europe. It was a response to the rapid social upheaval, the devastation of World War I, and the Bolshevik Revolution. Fascism is a philosophy or a system of government the advocates or exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with an ideology of aggressive nationalism. Celebrating the nation or the
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson Delve into a world constructed from images and thoughts streaming along at the speed of light. Watch them flow as they for buildings, people, animals and objects. Streaming along at the speed of light, one can only catch glimpses of what is truly concealed within by the river. As it travels through the mind, it touches everything. Forming, altering, defining, nothing is truly what it seems or what we interpret it to be. Hidden within the stream lies powers that are truly incompre
Hayden Carruth
Hayden Carruth
Hayden Carruth Hayden Carruth Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey is Hayden Carruth\'s most recent collection of works. Published in 1996, it reflects a dark, boozed washed view of the world throw the eyes of a 76- year-old man. His works reflect his personal experiences and his opinion on world events. Despite technical merit Carruth works have become depressing. Hayden Carruth is a child of the depression born in Vermont in 1921 where he lived for many tears. He now lives in upstate New York, where he ta
John Napier
John Napier
John Napier John Napier was a Scottish Mathematician who was born in Merchiston Castle in Edinburgh in the year 1550. He briefly attended St. Andrew\'s University, but for some unknown reason, left without obtaining a degree, which didn\'t seem to have any relevance to him. He returned home in 1571 as a scholar competent in Greek. He was a ardent Presbyterian who wrote A Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of Saint John, the first Scottish interpretation of the bible, in 1593 to demonstrate
Life Of Napoelan Bonaparte
Life Of Napoelan Bonaparte
Life Of Napoelan Bonaparte Few individuals have come along that have captivated the imaginations of their contemporaries and of historians. Perhaps the most prolific of these characters is Napoleon Bonaparte. The part of his life often found most intriguing was his humble beginnings. Here, like some Hollywood movie is the tale of an exceptional man whose intelligence and rise from the bottom is eventually defeated by his flaws, which cause him to fall from power. He was born in Corsica just off
Melville and the Social Injustices of His Day
Melville and the Social Injustices of His Day
Melville and the Social Injustices of His Day Thesis Statement In the novella Billy Budd, Melville uses ordinary people of his day to highlight the social injustices of the time. Melville and the Social Injustices of His Day Herman Melville was a common man. He never went to college, and he never had the things that most writers of his day had; for in that time, writing alone was not normally enough to sustain you. While his contemporaries were lawyers, doctors, clerks, businessmen, politicians,
Stephen vincent benet, an american author
Stephen vincent benet, an american author
stephen vincent benet, an american author Only in a time when the pressure of the world amounts to angst and the fight for freedom can a world advance in it\'s literary achievements. A writer, just like an artist, builds his creations from the mood and settings of the surrounding atmosphere. In the first half of the twentieth century, the atmosphere was filled with resources to stimulate literary creativity, such as the second World War and the Great Depression (Roache 102: 14). The social genre
Sexism in the Bible?
Sexism in the Bible?
Sexism in the Bible? Introduction The claim is often made that the Bible is sexist and that Christianity demeans women and makes them into second class citizens. While I do agree that sexism exists in Christian churches and that portions of scripture have been used to perpetuate sexism, the Bible does not condone discrimination in any manner. Men have cited verses about submission of women to keep believing women in their place.” Get out your Bibles and let\'s see what the Bible really says abou
King Lear, Searching for Vision
King Lear, Searching for Vision
King Lear, Searching for Vision King Lear, Searching for Vision Through the course of the play, King Lear goes through a process of attaining self-knowledge, or true vision of one’s self and the world. With this knowledge, he goes through a change of person, much like a caterpillar into a butterfly. In the beginning, King Lear’s vanity, and the image and exercise of power dominate his person. But a series of losses (based on his own bad decisions), a fool of a conscious, a powerful storm, a s