Heroine

Molly Brown
Molly Brown
Molly Brown The woman who would come to be known as the Unsinkable Molly Brown was born on Denkler Alley and Butler Street in Hannibal, Missouri on July 18, 1867. She was born during a very bad thunderstorm and her mother predicted right then that Molly would not be just another pretty face. Margaret (Molly's birth name) grew up in a small town with a surprisingly small population of less than 20,000 people. (Heroine of the Titanic, 1) Margaret attended school for thirteen years. It was duri
Romeo And Juliet - Comparisson To West Side Story
Romeo And Juliet - Comparisson To West Side Story
Romeo And Juliet - Comparisson to West Side Story The play West Side Story, by Arthur Laurents, is based upon the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Despite a few differences, both works, in essence, have the same plot. The source of violence in Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story is the ever-present hatred between families and between gangs, although, because of the star-cross?d lovers motif in Romeo and Juliet, the hatred plays a larger role in producing the ending of West Side St
Survival
Survival
Survival Finding one?s place in society is a major dilemma many people face every day. Once people find their place in society they understand who they are, what is expected by them and what their roles are. Once a person has found their place in society they understand their life and which direction it is going. The main characters are portrayed as two different individuals with very different lives who have only one thing in common- their inability to find their proper place in society. Brian
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha (Book Report) 1) Plot: This exotic fable is about a young, innocent girl named Chiyo (9 years old in 1929) who lives in a poor fishing village in Yoroido with her older sister Satsu, her father and sick mother. Since Chiyo?s mother is going to die soon and her father can?t do much to support their family, he sells his two daughters into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Chiyo has unusual blue-gray eyes, which later helps her capture peoples? attention, e
Jane Eyre - Nature
Jane Eyre - Nature
Jane Eyre - Nature Jane Eyre - Analysis of Nature Charlotte Bronte makes use of nature imagery throughout Jane Eyre, and comments on both the human relationship with the outdoors and human nature. The Oxford Reference Dictionary defines nature as 1. the phenomena of the physical world as a whole . . . 2. a thing's essential qualities; a person's or animal's innate character . . . 4. vital force, functions, or needs. We will see how Jane Eyre comments on all of these. Several natural them
A Dolls House
A Dolls House
A Doll's House Interpretation of A Doll's House A Doll's House is classified under the second phase of Henrik Ibsen's career. It was during this period which he made the transition from mythical and historical dramas to plays dealing with social problems. It was the first in a series investigating the tensions of family life. Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play featuring a female protagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any of his other works. I
Jane Erye - Feminism
Jane Erye - Feminism
Jane Erye - Feminism Feminism in Jane Erye Feminism is a very contradictory theme throughout literary history. It does not have to be seen as a complete rebellion against men, but can simply represent intelligence and self-worth in a female. This philosophy is shown in many of the works of Charlotte Bronte. She uses independence as a keynote in her thinking about her own life and the life of all unmarried women (Ewbank 157). One such work is Jane Erye. In this novel Charlotte Bronte personifies
Tess - Fatalism
Tess - Fatalism
Tess - Fatalism If written today, Tess of the d'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy may have been called Just Call Me Job or Tess: Victim of Fate. Throughout this often bleak novel, the reader is forced by Tess's circumstance to sympathize with the heroine (for lack of a better term) as life deals her blow after horrifying blow. One of the reasons that the reader is able to do so may be the fatalistic approach Hardy has taken with the life of the main character. Hardy writes Tess as a victim of Fate. Th
Emma - Romantic Imagination
Emma - Romantic Imagination
Emma - Romantic Imagination Jane Austen?s Emma and the Romantic Imagination To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour. ?William Blake, ?Auguries of Innocence? Imagination, to the people of the eighteenth century of whom William Blake and Jane Austen are but two, involves the twisting of the relationship between fantasy and reality to arrive at a fantastical point at which a world can be extrapolated from a sin
Damsels In Address
Damsels In Address
Damsels in address Damsels in Address It is clearly evident that many fairy tales of childhood tend to shape the reader. Certain moral codes and ideals are tightly woven into the text of many fairy tales, promoting or denoting a character?s actions. In the Grimm?s fairy tales Cinderella, Brier Rose, and Rapunzel, the heroines of these tales exhibit strong behavioral codes, thus providing opportunity for the young female reader to relate to the damsel, or to model herself to behave in a similar f
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac, the Play vs. Roxane, the Movie In an effort to attract the audience of today, the producers of the movie Roxane retold the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rustond in a way that is appropriate and at the same time appealing. In order to give the audience of today a story that they can understand and relate to, the producers have adjusted and manipulated the play itself. As a result, several similarities and differences exist between the play Cyrano de Berg
Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
Dr. jekyll and Mr. Hyde The book Mary Reilly is the sequel to the famous The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, is a stark, ingeniously woven, engaging novel. That tells the disturbing tale of the dual personality of Dr. Jekyll, a physician. A generous and philanthropic man, his is preoccupied with the problems of good and evil and with the possibility of separating them into two distinct personalities. He develops a dr
As You Like It
As You Like It
As You Like It As You Like it presents an image of human life, not as an arena for heroic endeavour, but as a place of encounters. Consider some of the encounters presented in the play, and their significance to its insight into human life. Man in his Time plays many parts , his Acts being seven ages. Here we are given two different worlds, with colourful characters ranging from the Lover sighing like Furnace with a woeful Ballad to the Last scene of all when Man revert to their second Childishn
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy's novel, Anna Karenina, upon its release received a mix critical reception, with Russian critics either condemning or applauding the novel primarily on its views of Russian society. Thematically, the novel parallels its heroine's, Anna Karenina, moral and social conflicts with Constantin Levin's internal struggle to find the meaning of life. There are many others underlying themes which links the novel as a whole, yet many critics at the time only looked u
The Albanian Virgin
The Albanian Virgin
The Albanian Virgin ALICE MUNRO?S THE ALBANIAN VIRGIN IN OPEN SECRETS EXEMPLIES HER CHARACTERISTIC APPROACH To try to trace Alice Munro?s narrative techniques to any particular development in the short story The Albanian Virgin would be difficult. This could be because it is simply written from careful observations as are many of her other short stories. In her short stories, it is as though she tries to transform a common, ordinary world into something that is unsettling and mysterious as was s
Alice In Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland Did you read and enjoy Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland books as a child? Or better still, did you have someone read them to you? Perhaps you discovered them as an adult or, forbid the thought, maybe you haven't discovered them at all! Those who have journeyed Through the Looking Glass generally love (or shun) the tales for their unparalleled sense of nonsense . Public interest in the books--from the time they were published more than a century ago--has almost been matched
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire 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 Room With A View
A Room With A View
A Room With A View The Subtle Heroine A Room with a View, by Edward Morgan Foster, presents the story of Lucy Honeychurch, a young woman belonging to English high society. Foster places this young maiden in a state of conflict between the snobbery of her class, the suitable and traditional views and advice offered by various family members and friends, and her true heart?s desire. This conflict forces Lucy Honeychurch to choose between convention and passion (Bantam Intro-back cover), and throws
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Personal Relationships
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Personal Relationships
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Personal Relationships Zora Neale Hurston, in keeping with themes dealing with personal relationships and the female search for self-awareness in Their Eyes Were Watching God , has created a heroine in Janie Crawford. In fact, the female perspective is introduced immediately. Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly (Their Eyes
The Color Purple
The Color Purple
The Color Purple The main theme this essay will be focusing on is the distinction between the real outcome of economic achievement as described in The Color Purple by the lynching of Celie's father, and its alternative economic view presented at the end of the novel depicting Celie's happiness and entrepreneurial success. We will attempt the task at hand by relating the novel to two Models (Historical and Empirical Data, Manners and Customs) of representation in the real and alternative
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar People's lives are shaped through their success and failure in their personal relationships with each other. The author Sylvia Plath demonstrates this in the novel, The Bell Jar. This is the direct result of the loss of support from a loved one, the lack of support and encouragement, and lack of self confidence and insecurity in Esther's life in the The Bell Jar. It was shaped through her success and failures in her personal relationships between others and herself. Through life, we
Uncle Vanya And A Dolls House
Uncle Vanya And A Dolls House
Uncle Vanya and A Doll's House A play serves as the author's tool for critiquing society. One rarely encounters the ability to transcend accepted social beliefs. These plays reflect controversial issues that the audience can relate to because they interact in the same situations every day. As late nineteenth century playwrights point out the flaws of mankind they also provide an answer to the controversy. Unknowingly the hero or heroine solves the problem at the end of the play and indirectly se
Medea
Medea
Medea Authorial information: Euripides was born in 484 BC and took up drama at the young age of 25. At most drama competitions, however his plays came in last place until he was about 45 or 50 years old. In his entire life, he wrote 92 plays of which only five received first place awards at competition. Euripides despised women. He had been married twice to unfaithful women and had three sons. This hate of women is shown in his work of Medea. Author's unique style: Euripides' characterization of
Kate Chopins Controversial Views
Kate Chopins Controversial Views
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 Austens Works
Jane Austens Works
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
Don Juan As Byron Introspective
Don Juan As Byron Introspective
Don Juan as Byron Introspective The works of George Gordon, Lord Byron have long been controversial, nearly as controversial as his lifestyle. Gordon Byron was born with a clubfoot and his sensitivity to it haunted his life and his works. Despite being a very handsome child, a fragile self-esteem made Byron extremely sensitive to criticism, of himself or of his poetry and he tended to make enemies rather quickly. The young Byron was often unhappy and lonely any many of his works seem to be a sor
Alice In Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland Did you read and enjoy Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland books as a child? Or better still, did you have someone read them to you? Perhaps you discovered them as an adult or, forbid the thought, maybe you haven't discovered them at all! Those who have journeyed Through the Looking Glass generally love (or shun) the tales for their unparalleled sense of nonsense . Public interest in the books--from the time they were published more than a century ago--has
Tess Of The DUbervilles
Tess Of The DUbervilles
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 DUbervilles
Tess Of The DUbervilles
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
A Streetcar Named Desire: Analysis Of Blanche Dubois
A Streetcar Named Desire: Analysis Of Blanche Dubois
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
The Scarlet Letter - Pearl
The Scarlet Letter - Pearl
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 - The Flamboyant Hester Prynne
The Scarlet Letter - The Flamboyant Hester Prynne
The Scarlet Letter - The Flamboyant Hester Prynne Hester Prynne is a very well recognized character in The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. She is a character about whom much gas been written such as, Toward Hester Prynn, by David Reynolds, and The Scarlet A, Aboriginal and Awesome, by Kristin Herzog. Reynold's essay dealt with Hester as a heroine, who is an artistic combination of disparate female types. Herzog's essay dealt with the idea that Hester is both wild and passionate, as well
Rebecca
Rebecca
Rebecca I dreamt I went to Manderley again. (Dumarier 2) is the famous opening line to the classic novel Rebecca. Right from the beginning Dumaurier builds up the mystery of Manderley by showing a conflict between the way the main characters live now verses how they remember the tragic events of the past. The narrator is an inexperienced young girl who is overwhelmed when she moves into Manderley. The husband, Maxim, is still troubled by the death of his last wife Rebecca, which happened almos
Surfacing - A Reason To Kill
Surfacing - A Reason To Kill
Surfacing - A Reason to Kill A Reason To Kill Margaret Atwood's Surfacing is an intensely symbolic novel about an artist whose weekend trip home to search for her missing father turns into a journey of self discovery. The main character in the story is also the narrator and is not given a name probably because readers will be able to identify with her as the story's heroine. Early in the story, she talks about being married, divorced, and having a child. Later it is made known that she was never
Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary Reading provides an escape for people from the ordinariness of everyday life. Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, dissatisfied with their lives pursued their dreams of ecstasy and love through reading. At the beginning of both novels Anna Karenina and Emma Bovary made active decisions about their future although these decisions were not always rational. As their lives started to disintegrate Emma and Anna sought to live out their dreams and fantasies through reading. Reading served as
Lord Byron
Lord Byron
Lord Byron George Gordon Byron a Natural Born Poet Their are many different opinions on the written works of George Gordon Byron which could include one very big question. Was he a natural born poet or simply a product of abuse and mental illness. His writings may have been more a way to ease his pa and suffering rather than a natural talent. Perhaps his writings were a form of self therapy? Throughout his writings and life history there is much evidence to suggest that his poetry was being grea
Beloved - Internal Conflicts
Beloved - Internal Conflicts
Beloved - Internal Conflicts The conclusion of the novel Beloved is packed with internal reconciliations, retributions and salvations, both those that were accomplished and those that were narrowly missed. The two main characters that did experience a reconciliation, retribution or salvation in the largest degree, or at least should have, in my opinion, were Denver and Sethe. Denver was raised in an environment that some would deem not entirely healthy. To start with, her entire family was shunn
The Rape Of The Lock
The Rape Of The Lock
The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock engages the reader by telling the tale of a beauteous young woman who has been terribly wronged when an amorous suitor purloins a lock of hair. He begins his tale with an introduction, an apology of sorts, to one Arabella Fermor.Pope makes light of the fairer sex, and indeed poets themselves, as he states . . . for the ancient poets are in one respect like many modern ladies: let an action be never so trivial in itself, they always m
Marijuana Prohibition Is A Violation Of First Amendment Rights
Marijuana Prohibition Is A Violation Of First Amendment Rights
Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amendment Rights Let me ask you something? if you had a choice, what would it be: Marijuana or Martinis? This question appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, May 12th, 1998. Due to the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 the only legal choice that you and the 18 million other adults who used marijuana last year can make is the martini (Against Drug Prohibition ix). The legal acceptance of alcohol, however, does not exclude it from the category of a
Hard Times
Hard Times
Hard Times Hard Times by Dickens, Structure as it Relates to Plot and Characterixation Charles Dickens presents in his novel a specific structure to expose the evils and abuses of the Victorian Era. Dickens' use of plot and characterization relate directly to the structure on account that it shows his view of the mistreatments and evils of the Victorian Era, along with his effort to expose them through literary methods. A befitting display of structure is evident through his giving name to the t
The Scarlet Letter - Guilt
The Scarlet Letter - Guilt
The Scarlet Letter - Guilt Guilt as Reparation for Sin in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a novel about a Puritan woman who has committed adultery and must pay for her sin by wearing a scarlet A on her bosom. The woman, Hester Prynne, must struggle through everyday life with the guilt of her sin. The novel is also about the suffering that is endured by not admitting to one?s wrongs. Reverend Mister Dimmesdale learns that secrecy only makes the guilt increase. Nathaniel Hawthorne is tryi
Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice
Go ask Alice Go ask Alice 1. Alice, the writer of the diary. She's 15 years old when the story begins. Her real name is not known. Mom, her mother, and Dad, her father, a university professor. Alex(andria), her sister. Tim, her brother. Gran, her grandmother, and Gramps, her grandfather. Roger, a schoolmate with whome she is in love for some time. Jill Peters, a schoolmate at her first school. Gerta, Beth, Fawn, friends she meet at her new school. Jan, Marcie, drug-users at her new school. Richi
Mansfield Park
Mansfield Park
Mansfield Park FANNY EMERGES VICTORIOUS SIMPLY BECAUSE THE OTHERS FALTER (MARY POOVEY) DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS READING OF FANNY?S ROLE IN ?MANSFIELD PARK? Mansfield Park has sometimes been considered as atypical of Jane Austen as being solemn and moralistic. Poor Fanny Price is brought up at Mansfield Park with her uncle and aunt. Where only her cousin Edmund helps her with the difficulties she suffers from the rest of the family, and from her own fearfulness and timidity. When the sophisticated
Emma
Emma
Emma Emma Austen, Jane. Emma. New York: Bantam Books, 1981. Emma takes place in Hartfield, which is a part of Highbury, England. Highbury was a large and populous village, but Hartfield was much quieter and secluded. The story is in a time where you only married people of your own social status. Therefore, the story probably takes place in the Eighteenth century but there is no direct reference to the time at which the story takes place. It was a romantic time where women were concerned with mar
Conjure Woman
Conjure Woman
Conjure Woman Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Philip K. Dick, the author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, was born in 1928 in Chicago, but he lived most of his life in California. During 1952-1982, Philip wrote 36 novels and 5 short story collections. Philip K. Dick died in 1982 in Santa Monica, California. Philip had a rocky emotional life. He was involved in many bad marriages and was addicted to drugs. He would go through times of great creativity, then fall into times when he woul
Swimming Alone
Swimming Alone
Swimming Alone Muriel's Wedding is a tragic comedy set in the town of Porpoise Spit, Australia. The movie is about Muriel, an ugly-duckling character, and her one motivation in life, to get married. Her motivation arises from the fact that all of her friends from high school, the ones she tries so hard to fit in with, are walking down the aisle. Marriage becomes a symbol of peer, social and self-acceptance. Muriel's Wedding constructs and explores an opposition between the heroine's desire for a
Damsels In Address
Damsels In Address
Damsels In Address Damsels in Address It is clearly evident that many fairy tales of childhood tend to shape the reader. Certain moral codes and ideals are tightly woven into the text of many fairy tales, promoting or denoting a character?s actions. In the Grimm?s fairy tales Cinderella, Brier Rose, and Rapunzel, the heroines of these tales exhibit strong behavioral codes, thus providing opportunity for the young female reader to relate to the damsel, or to model herself to behave in a similar f
A Tale Of Two Cities - Best Or Worst Of Times?
A Tale Of Two Cities - Best Or Worst Of Times?
A Tale of Two Cities - Best or Worst of Times? In the novel A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens describes the best of times [and] the worst of times (1) of the characters. France and England struggle through political confusion, which is one of the most disturbing periods of history. On the other hand, for the characters of the novel, these are the times of rebirth and revival. The author conveys the dual nature of this epoch by contrasting representations of light and dark, chaos and stabi
Brave New World - Compared To Modern Society
Brave New World - Compared To Modern Society
Brave New World - Compared to Modern Society In many cases when you read a novel you may find comparisons between the fictional society and your realistic one. The author may concsciously or unconsciously create similarities between these two worlds. The novelist can forsee the future and write according to this vision. In Brave New World, Adlous Huxley evnsions the future of our society and the dangeroud direction it is headed in. Brave New World is greatly dependant upon soma, as in our worl
Arms And The Man
Arms And The Man
Arms and the Man Arms and the Man is one of George Bernard Shaw?s successfully written plays that have become predominant and globally renowned. Shaw?s play leads itself to two themes that people can relate to, which are the importance of war and the essentials to true love and marriage. These themes are interwoven, for Shaw believed that while war is evil and stupid, and marriage desirable and good, both had become wrapped in romantic illusions which led to disastrous wars and also to unhappy m