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Oedipus - Fate In the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus is a classic tragic hero. According to Aristotle's definition, Oedipus is a tragic hero because he is a king whose life falls apart when he finds out his life story. There are a number of characteristics described by Aristotle that identify a tragic hero. For example, a tragic hero must cause his own downfall; his fate is not deserved, and his punishment exceeds the crime; he also must be of noble stature and have greatness. Oedipus is
Kate Chopin's Controversial Views Too strong a drink for moral babies, and should be labeled 'poison'. was the how the Republic described Kate Chopin's most famous novel The Awakening (Seyersted 174). This was the not only the view of one magazine, but it summarized the feelings of society as a whole. Chopin woke up people to the feelings and minds of women. Even though her ideas were controversial at first, slowly over the decades people began to accept them. Kate O'Flaherty Chopin was raised
Jane Eyre: Sexism In the cases of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice and Emily Bronte's Jane Eyre, the ideals of romantic love are very much the same. In both 19th century novels, women's wants and needs are rather simplified. However, this could also be said for the roles and ideals of the male characters. While it was obvious that this era was responsible for a large amount of anti-female sexism in society and the economy, can it also be said that male-female partnerships were simplified
Jane Austen's Works First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has consistently been Jane Austen's most popular novel. It portrays life in the genteel rural society of the day, and tells of the initial misunderstandings and later mutual enlightenment between Elizabeth Bennet (whose liveliness and quick wit have often attracted readers) and the haughty Darcy. The title Pride and Prejudice refers (among other things) to the ways in which Elizabeth and Darcy first view each other. The original ve
Gulliver's Travels - Satire in Lilliput Generations of schoolchildren raised on the first Book of Gulliver's Travels have loved it as a delightful visit to a fantasy kingdom full of creatures they can relate to-little creatures, like themselves. Few casual readers look deeply enough to recognize the satire just below the surface. But Jonathan Swift was one of the great satirists of his or any other age, and Gulliver's Travels is surely the apex of his art. Gulliver's Travels tells the stor
Great Expectations The story begins in a village near the marshes where a young boy named Pip lives. Because his parents are dead, he lives with his sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery and her husband Joe who?s a blacksmith and Pip?s trusted friend. Pip doesn?t have much of a future, he?s destined to become Joe?s apprentice and eventually a blacksmith. Then, Pip meets a convict out on the marshes. It seems like nothing important, despite it being frightening, but this meeting will change his life forever.
Good vs. Evil - Analytical Sentence Outline Theme: Good and Evil Create a Society Paragraph 1: CENTRAL IDEA: Conflicts heavily arise between the two topics of good and evil. THESIS SENTENCE: Through common stories good and evil are portrayed through both protagonist and antagonist view, creating morals and opinions, and how societies views have changed over time. Paragraph 2: TOPIC SENTENCE: Common stories portray good and evil through both a protagonist and antagonist view. Paragraph 3: TOPIC S
Faust and Frankenstein Goethe in Faust and Shelley in Frankenstein, wrap their stories around two men whose mental and physical actions parallel one another. Both stories deal with characters, who strive to be the übermensch in their world. In Faust, the striving fellow, Faust, seeks physical and mental wholeness in knowledge and disaster in lust. In Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein struggles for control over one aspect of nature and disastrously, through the monster, nature controls him to a m
Everyman - Play Analysis The Parable of the Talents therefore refers to the metaphor life is a precious possession. If you have many talents, you must invest them wisely--use them as you should use material goods, in a charitable way. If you have a few talents, you must invest them wisely as well. Even if you have only one talent, you must invest it wisely and do good in the world with that talent. In an important way, the play Everyman demonstrates the ways in which a person who does have t
Desiree's Baby Désirée's Baby is a story of love, prejudice and rejection, a story with noble beginnings that slowly turns to reveal an uglier side of human relations. Armand, a wealthy landowner of the plantation L'Abri in the ante-bellum south of Louisiana, is confronted by a family secret that has been hidden from him, even into adulthood. The secret is scandalous for its day, and its consequences run deep into the fabric of society. No one told Armand of this secret. He discovers it by cha
Death in Venice: a tragic vision of a flawed artist? To what extent is Death in Venice a tragic vision of a flawed artist? Aschenbach was certainly an artist. A very decent one. He had his life planned out, was very accurate and organized. Perhaps even a bit boring, monotonous. He was a hard-working man, he had that certain motus animi continuus. He was seen as a genius. From the beginning, he wanted to become known, to become famous, but his life was empty. He yearned for a change of pace, for
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
The Enviromnetal Degradation as a Result of Overpopulation 1 Introduction There are simply too many people on our planet, and the population is not showing any signs of slowing down(see Figure 1). It is having disastrous effects on our environment. There are too many implications and interrelationships to discuss in this paper, but the three substances that our earth consists of: land, water and air, are being destroyed. Our forests are being cut down at an alarming rate, bearing enormous impact
Ancient Mariner Look out Below! - Craaack! About 15 Men and women turn their glances toward the sky, and see a large, perhaps 100 feet, tree falling to the ground. As the tree hits the solid earth, everything grows very quiet. All look at the lumberjack, who killed this tree, and find him weeping in sorrow. This situation is not uncommon when dealing with Nature. Nature, as simple as it seems to some, generates great power. This power is sent to us, as nature forgives only after a physical, em
The Cry of the Wild The cry of the wild can still be heard across this great land. I have heard the bugle of an elk on the Great Plains...the shrill of a bald eagle along the banks of the mightily Mississippi...the roar of a brown eagle bear on windswept tundra...and the gobble of a wild turkey among western foothills. Amazing beauty can still be found in the natural landscapes of this great land. I have seen through televisions, articles, books, and newspapers the towering forests...pristine wa
The Color Purple The changes in Celie's character For people to be equal they need a chance to become equal by self-discovering themselves. As we are growing older during our childhood we depend on our environment, parents, and peers to create our self-image. It is under our surroundings in which we are always trying to develop new insights in order to identify, clarify, connect and account for our beliefs. Even the underlying cause of dysfunctional relationships lies in crucial events in our li
The Chrysanthemums John Steinbeck, in his short story The Chrysanthemums depicts the trials of a woman attempting to gain power in a man's world. Elisa Allen tries to define the boundaries of her role as a woman in such a closed society. While her environment is portrayed as a tool for social repression, it is through nature in her garden where Elisa gains and shows off her power. As the story progresses, Elisa has trouble extending this power outside of the fence that surrounds her garden. In
Two Tramps in Mud Time The Characterization of the Speaker in ?Two Tramps in Mud Time.? The speaker of Robert Frost?s poem Two Tramps in Mud Time can be characterized as a passionate, wary, suspicious, insecure and rational and logical person who is intolerant of interference in his work. There is evidence present in the text that supports these characteristics. The speaker is shown as a person who enjoys doing his job and works really hard at it. He realizes that another person needs his job mo
The Bluest Eye Beauty is something that a lot of people in life strive for , because everyone has fitted in their mind what exactly beauty is. People know that it can help you out in life. But what most people don?t know is that, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Meaning that beauty should not be characterized by what people are told it is, beauty is different for everyone, what is beautiful for you may be ugly to someone else. The characters in Toni Morrison?s The Bluest Eye are confronted
The Bluest Eye Essay on The Bluest Eye There are many themes that seem to run throughout this story. Each theme and conflict seems to always involve the character of Pecola Breedlove. There is the theme of finding an identity. There is also the theme of Pecola as a victim. Of all the characters in the story we can definitely sympathize with Pecola because of the many harsh circumstances she has had to go through in her lifetime. Perhaps her rape was the most tragic and dramatic experience Pecola
The Bluest Eye Misdirection of Anger Anger is better [than shame]. There is a sense of being in anger. A reality of presence. An awareness of worth.(50) This is how many of the blacks in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye felt. They faked love when they felt powerless to hate, and destroyed what love they did have with anger. The Bluest Eye shows the way that the blacks were compelled to place their anger on their own families and on their own blackness instead of on the white people who were the
The Awakening Books, unlike movies, have been around since the beginning of time. For the most part, they are more meaningful than the movies that are made from these books. This is due to the fact that an author is able to convey his/her message clearer and include things in the book that cannot be exhibited in a movie. For this reason, the reader of the book is much more effected than the viewer of the film. In the novella, The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, there is much more evidence of symbolis
The Awakening The Awakening, written by Kate Chopin, tells the story of a woman, Edna Pontellier, who transforms herself from an obedient housewife to a person who, is alive with strength of character and emotions which she no longer has to repress. Playing the role of a wealthy New Orleans housewife, Edna searches for fulfillment in her customary 19th century life, where the Creole society had high expectations of their women. Even with children, a generous husband, and financial stability, Edn
Tess of the d'Ubervilles Loving is a much more positive experience than being loved. In order to love, one must come to accept one to the extent that one is able to express his own emotions toward another person. A particular divinity can be experienced through loving others. While being loved does not necessarily provide one with the ability to love others, it certainly adds to the appreciation of one which, in turn, allows love to be expressed and divinity to be experienced. However, the issue
Tess of the d'Ubervilles TESS OF THE D?URBERVILLES Thomas Hardy?s Tess of the D?Urbervilles is a novel that basically discusses Tess? life from the age of 16 or 17 to the age of 21. We are told of her actions, justifications, trials and tribulations that she goes through along with the events that are significant in her life. There are no subplots in the story that intertwine with Tess? story because Tess? story is the most important. Her life is explored and examined with a thorough approach, b
Tess of the d'Ubervilles To what extent is Tess a true tragic heroine? Tess of the d'Urbervilles follows Tess through the last stages of her life. The reader is witness to the starting point of her eventual downfall, Alec raping her and the ramifications of that on the rest of her life. As the novel progresses, the reader learns more about Tess' true nature and how her end comes about because of the imposition of conventional values on her by other people, Alec's misinterpreting her feelings, An
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Symbolism In this essay, I will be examining some of the symbols in Samuel Taylor Coleridge?s poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Symbols were very important in this poem. Without the symbols, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner would be simply a poem about an old mariner who is telling a story about killing a bird to a guest at a wedding. Of course, anyone who reads the poem can see that there is more to it than just a simple telling of a story. The first symbol
The Waste Land - Symbolism Symbols in T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land When the poem was first printed in book form two months after its initial publication in the Criterion of October, 1922, the printer needed additional copy to fill a signature; since Eliot had no other poems ready at that time, he submitted the explanatory notes on The Waste Land which now fill about five pages in the Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950. The notes have been the focus of much critical effort and comment, a
A Streetcar Named Desire: Analysis of Blanche Dubois Blanche Dubious, appropriately dressed in white, is first introduced as a symbol of innocence and chastity. Aristocratic, refined, and sensitive, this delicate beauty has a moth-like appearance. She has come to New Orleans to seek refuge at the home of her sister Stella and her coarse Polish husband, Stanley. With her nervous and refined nature, Blanche is a clear misfit in the Kowalski's apartment. Blanche represents a deep-seated attachment
White Fang Sybolism in White Fang Classic - a word misunderstood by many people around the world, mostly those of a younger generation. It is surprising how many people believe that the word classic means old or boring . This is just not the case. In actual fact, the label classic given to books means of the highest quality, or of enduring interest and value. Books with this label are the best there is. Every word is carefully thought out and made interesting for the reader. Symbolism, meaning a
Summertime Blues Summertime Blues Amazing authors can induce thoughts by a single word. The ideas that can form in our heads by a small phrase are powerful. Only the most talented and capable authors can provoke such feelings within us. Who is more than able to stir these feelings in a reader but William Shakespeare? His various plays keep us entranced and curious but it is his poetry that strikes a chord deep within us. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? by William Shakespeare is particu
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and Mending Wall An Analysis of Two Robert Frost Works. James Allen once said, You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. After reading the two Robert Frost poems, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and Mending Wall, one can not help to wonder what kinds of thoughts inspired these two poems. It becomes clear that the underlying theme in both of these poems i
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening In Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, the immense beauty and power of nature is used to enhance the sense of procrastination that is felt towards death; leading to the complete abolishment of time. The indescribable beauty of nature has the ability to control the responsive state of an individual, whereby a loss in the sense of reality heightens the complete awe and wonder of the sheer beauty. The driving force behind all that is unaccomplished in this w
Spring Time the frost held for many weeks, until all the living species were almost drift away with the silence of frost. everywhere on the surfaces was fullfilled with many layers of frigid clear crystal. suddenly, one morning drew near along with everything become alive after the winter had gone. then the fresh air of spring approached. the elegant spring season is one that everyone desires, the atmosphere that awakes living creatures as a result of the beauty of nature. as the little gleams o
Sonnet 72 William Shakespeare Sonnet 18 Shall I compare thee to a summer?s day? a Thou art more lovely and more temperate: b Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, a And summer?s lease hath all too short a date: b Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines c And often is his gold complexion dimmed, d And every fair from fair sometimes declines, c By chance, or nature?s changing course, untrimmed; d But thy eternal summer shall not fade, e Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow?st; f Nor
Sonnet 18 Amazing authors can induce thoughts by a single word. The ideas that can form in our heads by a small phrase are powerful. Only the most talented and capable authors can provoke such feelings within us. Who is more than able to stir these feelings in a reader but William Shakespeare? His various plays keep us entranced and curious but it is his poetry that strikes a chord deep within us. Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare is particularly powerful. He writes about a love that cannot be co
Song of Solomon Song of Soloman: A Search for a Beginning O Sugarman done fly away Sugarman done gone Sugarman cut across the sky Sugarman gone home? (6)1 Milkman was born to fly. Perhaps not! Maybe, he was just doomed to a life of flight. Toni Morrison seemingly presents her readers a choice. Milkman is born under a paradoxical cloud. His life seems to be destined for controversy. Toni Morrison eventually leaves the reader with a choose your own ending configuration. As in Beloved, Morrison's
Soldier's Home 'SOLDIER'S HOME': ANOTHER STORY OF A BROKEN HEART He knew he could never get through it all again. Soldier's Home I don't want to go through that hell again. In the works of Ernest Hemingway, that which is excluded is often as significant as that which is included; a hint is often as important and thought-provoking as an explicit statement. This is why we read and reread him. Soldier's Homeis a prime example of this art of echo and indirection. Harold Krebs, the protagonist
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Women, Courtly Love and the Creation Myth in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a great epic written in fourteenth century Europe by the Pearl poet, emphasizes the opposition of Christian love to Courtly love in the 13th century through the dilemma of Sir Gawain, one of the great knights of the Arthurian round table. By examining the women in the poem, Gawain?s dilemma becomes a metaphor for the contrast of these two distinct types of
Two Kinds Short Story, Critical Analysis of Two Kinds Amy Tan's two kinds is a short story which dipicts the relationship between an immigrant mother, an American daughter and their inability to understand each other. Although most mother/daughter relationships have difficult times, when neither side is willing to bend, sometimes in winning the battle, you lose the war. The story two Kinds is set in Chinatown, in Sacramento, in the late 50's to early 60's. Jing-Mei is a young Chinese girl who'
Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption is a feature film concerned with the repression of individuals within an institution- a prison in this case. It is concerned with routine, forced conformity, power abuse and the struggle of hope to exist in such a lifeless world.Characteristic of this feel good genre film, the good guys, Andy Dufrense, and the bad guys, the warden and his guards are also constructed. The viewers response to the above elements are shaped by the use of film langu
The Scarlet Letter - Pearl Scarlet Letter- Pearl Pearls have always held a great price to mankind, but no pearl had ever been earned at as high a cost to a person as Nathaniel Hawthorne?s powerful heroine Hester Prynne. Her daughter Pearl, born into a Puritan prison in more ways than one, is an enigmatic character serving entirely as a vehicle for symbolism. From her introduction as an infant on her mother?s scaffold of shame to the stormy zenith of the story, Pearl is an empathetic and improbab
The Scarlet Letter - Chapter Summaries Chapter 1: Hester Prynne has committed adultery. Two years ago her husband in Europe sent her on ahead to America while he settled some business affairs. Alone in the small town of Boston, Hester has shocked and angered her neighbors by secretly taking a lover and bringing forth a girl child. The Puritans of Boston are shocked that she has done this thing. They are angry because she will not reveal the name of the father of the child. Although the usual pen
The Scarlet Letter The first description that the reader gets of Hester Prynne is that she is a woman of strength and beauty that was uncommon of the time. However, this seemingly perfect woman has one terrible flaw, the scarlet letter. This brand of sin slowly takes its toll on the femininity of Hester Prynne, transforming her from a woman of elegance to a woman stained with sin. As Hester Prynne steps out of the prison repelling the helping of hand of the beadle, the reader is instantly shocke
The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter - Puritan Society- In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society in which one is unable to divulge his or her innermost thoughts and secrets. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how he or she truly feels, otherwise the emotions are bottled up until they become volatile. Unfortunately, Puritan society did not permit this kind of expression, thus characters had to seek alternate means to relieve the
Robert Frost - Ideas It has been said many times that all men have a common bond, or a thread that joins them together. Robert Frost?s poem ?The Tuft of Flowers? explores the existence of such a bond, as experienced by the speaker. In the everyday circumstance of performing a common chore, the speaker discovers a sense of brotherhood with another laborer. Frost contrasts a sense of aloneness with a sense of understanding to convey his theme of unity between men. To understand the setting of the
The Road Not Taken - Compared to 4 Other Poems Five Great Pieces of Thought I think Robert Frost is a understandable, but yet an unconventional poet. Frost wrote in his own style, and as a result, he took quite a bit of heat from the critics of his period. Frost has an elegant style of writing descriptive and understandable poems. I am going to tell you about the five best pieces he has ever written. First off, A Considerable Speck is a unusual poem about Frost noticing a tiny speck on his paper
The Oven Bird - Compared to 4 Other Poems Five Great Pieces of Thought I think Robert Frost is a understandable, but yet an unconventional poet. Frost wrote in his own style, and as a result, he took quite a bit of heat from the critics of his period. Frost has an elegant style of writing descriptive and understandable poems. I am going to tell you about the five best pieces he has ever written. First off, A Considerable Speck is a unusual poem about Frost noticing a tiny speck on his paper. Upo
Fire and Ice - Compared to 4 Other Poems Five Great Pieces of Thought I think Robert Frost is a understandable, but yet an unconventional poet. Frost wrote in his own style, and as a result, he took quite a bit of heat from the critics of his period. Frost has an elegant style of writing descriptive and understandable poems. I am going to tell you about the five best pieces he has ever written. First off, A Considerable Speck is a unusual poem about Frost noticing a tiny speck on his paper. Upon
Ghost House - Compared to 4 Other Poems Five Great Pieces of Thought I think Robert Frost is a understandable, but yet an unconventional poet. Frost wrote in his own style, and as a result, he took quite a bit of heat from the critics of his period. Frost has an elegant style of writing descriptive and understandable poems. I am going to tell you about the five best pieces he has ever written. First off, A Considerable Speck is a unusual poem about Frost noticing a tiny speck on his paper. Upon