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Heart of Darkness--Exploitation of the African Natives Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, is an intriguing and extremely disturbing portrayal of man’s surrender to his carnal nature when all external trappings of "civilization" are removed. This novel excellently portrays the shameful ways in which the Europeans exploited the Africans: physically, socially, economically, and spiritually. Throughout the nineteenth century, Europeans treated their African counterparts savagely. They were beaten,
Hero\'s Epic Hero’s Epic In the course of time, many heroes have made their name and many stories have been written to proclaim their greatness. However, none as captivating as Beowulf. This Anglo-Saxon epic demonstrates it’s power with beautiful language, usage of kennings, metaphors, similes, and alliteration. Also, it gives wondrous supernatural beings as in God, and even of powerful creatures as Grendel. On the other hand, it has human struggles and afflictions. The very first element that i
Hitchcock vs Poe A comparison of Alfred Hitchcock and Edgar Allan Poe Fear, terror and suspense are the most vivid emotions created by Poe’s stories and by Hitchcock’s films. Several themes are common to both: the madness that exists in the world, the paranoia caused by isolation which guides people’s actions, the conflict between appearance and reality along with the double aspect of the human nature, and the power of the dead over the living. Not only the themes are similar in both men’s work
insanity Insanity Insanity to a certain person is someone’s inability to make reasonable decisions and also the inability to separate the real from fake. In Shakespeare’s MacBeth, the main character MacBeth goes through many incidents that make him seem insane. His insanity is evident throughout the whole play from his hallucinations to the ability to kill anyone he feels as a threat. One instance of insanity is his the meeting the witches. Witches are of the supernatural realm. Even to believe
Jane Eyre, The Feminist Tract Jane Eyre, The Feminist Tract" In 1837 critic Robert Southey wrote to Charlotte Bronte, "Literature cannot be the business of a woman\'s life, and it ought not to be. The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it, even as an accomplishment and a recreation," (Gaskell 102). This opinion was not held by only one person, but by many. Indeed, it is this attitude, one that debases women and their abilities, to which Charlotte Bronte
Judementality Judgmentalality OJ Simpson was suspected of killing his ex-wife and her friend outside her home. Before he was arrested for the suspicion he was already tried, convicted and, executed in the minds of all of America. Before he went to trial everyone knew the "truth," everyone had already decided his fate before the evidence was presented. No one knew what happened but we all formed our opinions and theories of how he did it, why he did it, and if he should be killed or just get life
A Time of Prosperous Change In the early nineteen hundreds when women used to be treated as objects who were only good for cooking and cleaning. These women were expected to stay home and do nothing but take care of the children. Authors were rarely women .Now in the present day a women is thought of as having a mind of her own. She is thought of as a independent, an individual who has a peace of mind of her own who is allowed to work and make a living as she pleases. Even we don\'t think of Wel
Land Of Imagination "LAND OF IMAGINATION" Just as Moses climbed Mount Sinai to receive the ten commands, the following are the ten laws that govern my most interesting place. 1. Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation. 2. Any body in motion will tend to remain in motion until solid matter intervenes suddenly. 3. Any body passing through solid matter will leave a perforation conforming to its perimeter. 4. The time required for an object to fall twenty s
The Crucible How does Act 1 establish the mood, themes and characters of the play? \'The Crucible\' was written in 1953 by Arther Miller during the McCarthy political \'witch-hunt\' in America. The House Un-American Activities Committee was organised in America in 1938. It was lead by Senator Joseph McCarthy and they had the authority to investigate anyone or anything that was appearing to be threatening the safety of the state. Those who were accused of tampering with witch-craft or anything su
The Romantic Period 1 English 250-A March 18, 2003 Essay #1 Social Tyranny and Visions of Brotherhood in the Poetry of William Blake Romanticism was an intellectual movement that spread throughout Europe towards the end of the eighteenth century through to the middle of the nineteenth century. It was an age in which philosophers, artists, writers, and composers responded with enthusiasm to the forces of nationalism that were sweeping across Europe, but rejected the notions of the enlightenment t
A Modern Day Beowulf George Bush, president of the United States of America, is a very great and powerful figure in our country. Although he is not physically strong like the hero in the folk epic “Beowulf”, he has the same authority and state of mind. Beowulf and George Bush are both recognized as heroes, along with this recognition, sadly, comes judgment and possible disapproval of a society. On September 11th 2003, the world was in complete chaos. Everyone was hoping and seeking to find some
Samuel Coleridge – “Kubla Khan” The middle of the 18th century was a period of transition and experiment in poetic styles. Shifts in the view of nature and function of poetry started from the idea that poetry is imitation, to the view that poetry has or its major function the expression of the poet’s emotions. Now what matters is the poet’s relation with his poem, rather than with his audience. Romanticism brought along new sources of inspiration, such as the primitives – the Bible, Homer’s writ
The Crucible In the Crucible Miller Reveals and explores the nature of and behaviour of a society in crisis and its effect upon individuals in that society. Discuss. To begin with, no one is one hundred percent sure that what Miller wrote is a correct and accurate view of how a society would act in a time of crisis. In the play itself Miller talks about some of the great influences upon himself at the time of his writing of The Crucible. He talks about how he wrote the play during a time of grea
William Wordsworth A substantial portion of the poetic works of William Wordsworth tends to be fairly autobiographical, or, at the least, highly concentrated upon his own experiences of enlightenment or lack thereof. Wordsworth has an obvious and deliberate propensity to be intensely self-revealing in his works, not only in assessing and describing his own morality and mysticism, but, also, in his perceptions of the world (more specifically, his perceptions of nature). Wordsworth closely examine
Edgar Allan Poe: A Man of Secrecy Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 as Edgar Poe. He was the second son to Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe. Both parents were actors, and shortly after Poe’s birth, his father deserted his family around 1810. Edgar became an orphan before the age of three years, when his mother died on December 8, 1811 in Richmond, Virginia at the age of twenty-four years. His father died at the age of twenty-seven years old. After his mother’s death, the childless c
Miracle Worker Essay Miracle — n. an unusual happening, one that goes against the normal laws of nature; a supernatural event regarded as due to divine action. A beautiful and bright little girl, dearly loved by mother and father, was locked in darkness, unable to see the immense world around her, not able to hear the sounds of nature. Then twenty-year-old Annie Sullivan, a bold and persistent woman, was employed by the Keller family to teach their child, deaf and blind Helen Keller. William Gib
Chaim Potok and the Problem of Assimilation for the American Jew America has been a country of immigrants since Europeans first settled it over five hundred years ago. America has always faced the problem of assimilation, a challenge faced by every country with a considerable immigrant population. Because immigrants founded America, her culture is a combination of the cultures of other countries. Should these immigrants isolate themselves from the mainstream American culture, or should they sacr
Frankenstein Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley is a novel that was written during the age of Romanticism. It contains many typical themes of a common gothic novel such as dark laboratories, the moon, and a monster; however, Frankenstein is anything but a common novel. Many lessons are included into this novel, including how society acts towards the abnormal. The monster was a victim of the system that commonly characterizes a person by only his or her appearance. Whether people like it or not, socie
Macbeth Summary Theme Character Analysis Act 1 Scene i: Play opens on eerie, macabre note in an open place, where we see the three witches, the weird sisters. In a dozen lines, they announce their evil nature by saying Fair is foul,and foul is fair/Hover through the fog and the filthy air, and their intention to meet with Macbeth once the hurly-burly of a battle between the forces loyal to the King Duncan (led by Macbeth) and a rebels army (led by the current Thane of Cawdor) comes to an end. Sc
Pyramids The Egyptians believed that their kings were gods. Even after they had died, the rulers continued to affect daily life through their supernatural powers. In his new life in the underworld, the king would need everything he needed while alive, and he needed his home to last for eternity. While alive, Egyptian kings lived in palace of mud-brick, wore linen roves, and slept in wooden beds. In their gentle climate, more substantial comforts were not needed. But eternity last a whole lot lon
The Aborigines “Rust red sand underlies the heart of Australia, where the huge monoliths known as Olgas shoulder above spinifex and grevilea. This old and worn continent has a look like no other – celebrated […] by both the native born and brief sojourners to the land down under” (“Portraits” 159). This old continent also has also a spirit like no other, embodied by the people who inhabited it for so long that they have come to “identify spiritually with the land” (Terrill 200) – the Aborigines.
Children in-between: constructing identities in the bicultural family. March 1999 v5 i1 p13(1) While transnational movement and migrancy are not new fields of inquiry for anthropology, the experiences of children from inter-cultural marriage, as a part of these processes, have rarely been discussed. In this context, competing cultural ideas of childhood and child-raising are tackled in the intimacy of the domestic home and family life. Ethnographic evidence from families where there is a parent
“On the day they were going to kill Santiago Nasar…” Litera2 A. Historical Context The book “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” was written by 1982 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature, Gabriel García Márquez, and was translated from Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. Editorial La Oveja Negra Ltda, Bogotá, originally published Chronicle of a Death Foretold in Columbia as Crónica de una muerte anunciada in December 1981. Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, also originally published the book in English in Great Britain
Modern and Primitive Cultures Eng 101-06 May 6, 2001 People have to have a relationship with other people and the nature. It is necessary for the people. People who share a common place or a common language also share a common culture. A professor is named Deikman said that “Culture is the customs, ideas, and attitudes shared by a group, transmitted from generation by generation by learning processes rather than biological inheritance; adherence to these customs and attitudes is regulated by a s
Chaim Potok and the Problem of Assimilation for the American Jew America has always been a country of immigrants, since it was first settled by Europeans over five hundred years ago. Like any country with a considerable immigrant population, American has always faced the problem of assimilation. Because America was founded and settled by immigrants, her culture is a combination of the cultures of other countries. Should these immigrants isolate themselves from the mainstream American culture, or
How Successfully Does Stevenson Present Evil and Create Tension In “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”? Mr. Utterson is a high-class London lawyer, who, throughout the story, is put across as the detective who follows up the mystery of Jekyll and Hyde. Set in the Victorian era, Dr. Jekyll creates a horrifying alter ego, which takes over the good-natured Dr. Jekyll, and turns him into an evil man who doesn’t care about anything or anyone. Mysteries take place throughout the book, such as who killed the MP,
Past Awareness English-Period 6 May 29, 2004 Knowledge. In our society it is something that we take for granted, because we have so much access. We might not think much of it, but a society without knowledge, especially knowledge of the past will quickly become weak, and the people of that society will become in a trance, much like the characters in 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and Lord of the Flies had become. In 1984, the government has supreme rule, and what they say is, is, and people soon came to
The Importance of Things Fall Apart The novel Things Fall Apart , by Chinua Achebe, was an eye-opening account of the life and eventual extinction of an African tribe called the Ibo. It focuses on one character, Okonkwo, who at a very early age set out on a quest of self-perfection. Coming from a family ruled by a man who was lazy and inconsistent with everything he did, Okonkwo vowed to never accept the fate of his father. Okonkwo and his family suffered through many hard times in their lives,
The Only Alien on the Planet Initiative October 6, 2003 o Ginny- she is a caring, responsible, intelligent teen who recently moved from California to the east coast, who takes an extreme interest in, “The Alien.” Caulder- Ginny’s neighbor who befriends her, and introduces her to Smitty Tibbs. Caulder is Smitty’s only friend. Smitty Tibbs- “The Alien.” He is a senior in high school who has never talked to anyone ever since childhood. Although very detached, he is highly intelligent. o To me, I be
Philosophical View of Evil PHI101 April 30, 2004 Table of Contents Table of Contents ………………………………………………………………………………………………………2 Introduction and Thesis Statement ……………………………………………………………3 Position ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3 Argument Statement ……………………………………………………………………………………………………4 Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5 References …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6 St. Augustine, a Latin religious philosopher of the Third Century, argued that
The Buddha\'s and Sankara\'s Life and Philosophy, Compare and Contrast Of all the supreme Eastern philosophers, The Buddha and Sankara have been among the most noteworthy ones. Born at completely different times, The Buddha and Sankara unveiled qualities of human salvation (Soteriology) and deeply affected Eastern philosophies. So The Buddha\'s and Sankara\'s lives and philosophies have both similarities and differences, which will be examined in this essay. The similarities in the lives of thes
The Halliwell History The Halliwell history truly begins centuries ago, in a small colony on the east coast of the newly-developed land that would come to be known as the United States of America. There, a young woman named Charlotte Warren was the bearer of a special prophecy, one that would forever shape the future of magic and the lives of three young women far in the future. In the latter half of the year 1670, it was discovered that the child Charlotte was carrying was prophesied to be the
Why I liked learning about the witch hunts during the 16th and 17th centuries in Western Europe 3/26/02 In the movie “Snow White” the evil witch was knocked over a cliff with the help of the seven dwarfs who rid of all evil that plagued Snow White. “I’m melting, melting,” were last lines of the wicked witch of the West in Frank L. Baum’s The Wizard Of Oz. However in the 16th and 17th century of Western Europe an accused witch was burned on the stake, and literally meant, “I’m melting, melting.”
Islam Islam is a religion that has existed for millions of years. The followers believed that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger. Muhammad was deeply troubled by the idol worship of Arabs and the moral ills of society. When he was about 40, he was meditating and heard a voice. According to Muslim the belief the voice was that of the angel Gabriel it said, “Proclaim.” When Muhammad asked what should I proclaim the voice responded with proclaim in the name of God. Muhammad was a young
Luke The author of Luke wrote for a community which also awaited the arrival of God\'s Kingdom, but which was concerned about its life in another Kingdom.Tradition holds that the author of the gospel of Luke was a physician and a traveling companion of the apostle Paul. History offers no evidence to substantiate these claims, but the work itself suggests that it was composed by someone who lived in one of the cities where Paul had established his early churches. The composition and language of t
Linguistic Manipulation in Advertising Rudyard Kipling once said, “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” This statement is so very true within all aspects of life especially in the advertising industry. Creators of advertisements use powerful words in unusual combinations, sometimes with visuals, to inhabit and manipulate the readers’/viewers’ minds. Consumers need to be aware of the various linguistic (relating to language) devices used in advertising in order to lessen
Interpretation and Confliction in the Analysis of Flannery O’Connor Some of the best stories ever written are some of the most heavily criticized. Flannery O’Connor raised eyebrows with her controversial stories about religion, race, and humanity, and as a result disapproval did fall. But beyond the surface of O’Connor’s work lays a complex core. Some of her critics could not see past the violence and controversy. Others were able to find depth in her work. Two such people, Danny Duncan Collum a
Mortal Life Under Chains Composition and Literature February 17, 2004 “Beings of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshipped by a people”. The single most important aspect of Greek mythology is the gods involved in each story. Gods are immortal, anamorphic beings with divine powers that none other than the gods themselves possess. The relationship between the Greek Gods and humankind throughout Greek mythology seems to be a give-and-take relationship. The Greeks believed that i
The Rape of the Lock Question 4. ‘‘The Rape of the Lock’ is a very empty trifle without any solidity or sensible meaning’ (John Dennis, a contemporary critic of the eighteenth century). Was he right? A ‘trifle’ is defined as being ‘something of little importance or value’ ( Thus, ‘a very empty trifle’ would appear to be near devoid of importance or value. Criticism as bold as this must be put into context, since modern critics hold the general consensus that Alexander Pope’s
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER How effectively does ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ use a fantasy world to explore real world issues? After exploring two episodes from Series one, I have come to the conclusion that in both cases, the sub plot relates to Buffy’s personal life and the real life issues give the audience a situation to which many teenagers can relate to. For example: In ‘Out of mind, out of sight’, the real world issue is that of school children feeling alone. Many teenagers have a great diffi
Chaucer The Canterbury Tales[In April Geoffrey Chaucer at the Tabard Inn in Southwerk, across the Thames from London, joins a group of pilgrims on their way to the Shrine of Thomas à Becket in Canterbury. He describes almost all of the nine and twenty pilgrims in this company, each of whom practices a different trade (often dishonestly). The Host of the Tabard, Harry Bailey, proposes that he join them as a guide and that each of the pilgrims should tell tales (two on the outward journey, two on
Crucible Project In literary works, irony is not just a sentence or a group of words; it is in fact a tool utilized by the author to indirectly enhance a character. In writing The Crucible, Arthur Miller employs three major types of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic irony. The irony is used to illustrate a point, to add suspense and keep a reader interested in the author’s work, or to show a character’s ignorance. Miller displays much of his irony through the characters’ dialogue, and on
William Shakespeare’s Desires to Please Darkness, blood, treason and death. In the 16th century, William Shakespeare knew that these elements were crowd appeasing and he incorporated them into his plays. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is no exception. Macbeth is the tale of a man who is led to his own moral and physical destruction through many outer influences and his own overweening ambition. Throughout Macbeth, Shakespeare introduces realistic characters, incorporates the world of the supernatural and
Macbeth · Discuss the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and consider to what extent she is responsible for his downfall. The tragic downfall of Macbeth was not determined by one single cause but rather caused by a combination of three dark forces: supernatural, external and internal. The three witches and their dark powers represent the supernatural forces. Lady Macbeth acts as Macbeth’s external force, pushing him towards the bloody deeds. Macbeth’s own ambition and inner desires a
Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars Two box office hits, each a milestone of their time, “Lord of the rings” and “Star Wars A lot can happen in 25 years, and in the fast-paced, high-budgeted land of hollywood, a lot has. So much so, in fact, that an influential movie of a generation, Star Wars, really does seem like it came out a long, long time ago, from a galaxy far, far away. Yet the 1977 film, once at the peak of visual effects, still one of the top 10 earning films ever, continues to be admired
Grade 10 independent novel assignment o Laura is a popular and pretty girl at school; she is smart and an inspiring doctor. One day at school she finds a note in her locker written in mirror writing, Laura is quite scared by the note. The person that wrote it knows a secret about her that she’s never shared with anyone. Then the next day, her next door neighbour Omar helps her get her Science assignment out of her jammed locker, but he does it in a very mysterious way, leaving her with some unan
Interview with William Shakespeare 24 February 2004 Q: Why does the play start with the three witches? A: I begin the play with thunder and lightening on a moor (or heath). I wanted to catch my audiences attention and set the mood of the play. To my audiences, a moor or heath would represent a wild, lonely and frightening place, especially in foul weather. My audience believes in God and the Devil, and in Heaven and Hell as real places. They also believe in evil spirits, in possession of evil sp
Jane Eyre\'s Flight from Flight November 8, 2000 The feminist literary critics, Gilbert and Gubar, claim, in their famous essay on Jane Eyre in The Madwoman in the Attic, that Jane tries different modes of escape from the imprisoning patriarchal Victorian society that is the setting of the novel. Escape through flight, escape through starvation... [and] escape through madness, (Dialogue 341) are the three they outline. In the traumatizing red room scene, Jane tries all of them, and then, as the
Shakespeare’s Macbeth Shakespeare’s Macbeth is set in medieval Scotland, and has been produced by many different directors in the 20th century. Roman Polanski directed the 1971 production of Macbeth. It is interpreted to be a blood-thirsty vicious 70s thriller, and accrues that “Good always Prevails”. However the 1996 production by Jeremy Freeston is expressed as a more subtle and delicate production that suggests readings such as “Evil is the wrong way to build Social Status”. Both the producti
Lady Macbeth is a “fiend-like queen” Discuss “I would, while it was smiling in my face, have pluck’d my nipple from his boneless gums and dash’d the brains out”. Such is the wickedness of Lady Macbeth, a woman of ‘gall’ and ‘direst cruelty’. Echoing the words of the supernatural forces, she diverts the courage of her husband to the courage of evil. Inspiring in him the spirit of self-assertiveness, she pours ‘her evil spirits’ in his ear to crush ‘the compunctious visitings’ of his human nature,