Meaning Of Irony

Why Should Students Study Shakespeare In School?
Why Should Students Study Shakespeare In School?
Why Should Students Study Shakespeare in School? Simply stated, students should study Shakespeare's works in school because of the incredible value within them. In addition to exposing students to a multitude of literary techniques, Shakespeare's plays challenge the student with difficult language and style, express a profound knowledge of human behavior and offer insight into the world around us. William Shakespeare is recognized by much of the world as the greatest of all dramatists. The intri
Othello
Othello
Othello 'Othello is a study into the potency of evil' Discuss this view of the play, paying careful attention to Iago's motives and destructive achievements (you should concerntrate on Act III Scene III though you will have to relate it to other parts of the play). Potent in its literal sense means powerful. This essay therefore is based on a statement saying that the play is a study into the power of evil. Evil is conveyed in many different ways in Othello, but they all seem to radiate from Iag
Othello - A Tragedy Without Meaning?
Othello - A Tragedy Without Meaning?
Othello - A Tragedy Without Meaning? A tragedy without meaning ?Othello? is not, as the very genre of tragedy seeks to imitate action and life, both of which have an inherit meaning. In some ways, Shakespeare?s work can be considered didactic as in the case in classical tragedy, the hero?s falls arises as fault of a hamartia on his part, a fault which plagues humanity. In fact, throughout the work, Othello is revealed to have many more faults and weaknesses than a man of his stature should posse
Hamlet - Appearance Vs. Reality
Hamlet - Appearance Vs. Reality
Hamlet - Appearance vs. Reality Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, tells the story of a young prince who's father recently died. Hamlet's uncle, Claudius, marries Hamlet's mother, the queen, and takes the throne. As the play is told, Hamlet finds out his father was murdered by the recently crowned king. The theme that remains constant throughout the play is appearance versus reality. Things within the play appear to be true and honest but in reality are infested with evil. Many of the
Macbeth - How The Magnitude And Horror Of His Actions Are Underlined
Macbeth - How The Magnitude And Horror Of His Actions Are Underlined
Macbeth - How the magnitude and horror of his actions are underlined In Shakespeare?s Macbeth, the repercussions of Macbeth murdering his King are very numerous. Through themes which include, imagery, soliloquies, atmosphere, and supernatural beings, Shakespeare enforces the magnitude of Macbeth?s crime. Most of these factors are linked together. One of the main ways in which the horror of the murder is underlined is through the Great Chain of Being. At the time this play was written, it was bel
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment By: Omer Kassam Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Thesis two: Concretely and in practice, compelling arguments against capital punishment can be made on the basis of its actual administration in our society. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal s
Dangerous Driving And The Effects On Youth
Dangerous Driving And The Effects On Youth
Dangerous Driving and The Effects on Youth In today's society, dangerous driving is criminal and is also considered to be deviant. There are different levels of dangerous driving, all of which have different meaning to different people, some are considered part of the social norm and others are considered to be deviant. Speeding for example is considered to be a norm of society. Everyone speeds and this is not considered a problem which needs societies immediate attention, however there is a lin
Computer Generated Evidence In Court
Computer Generated Evidence In Court
Computer Generated Evidence In Court Introduction We are living in what is usually described as an 'information society' and as the business community makes ever greater use of computers the courts are going to find that increasingly the disputes before them turn on evidence which has at some stage passed through or been processed by a computer. In order to keep in step with this practice it is vital that the courts are able to take account of such evidence. As the Criminal Law Revision Committe
Capital Punishment: For And Against
Capital Punishment: For And Against
Capital Punishment: For and Against Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Thesis two: Concretely and in practice, compelling arguments against capital punishment can be made on the basis of its actual administration in our society. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal
Jonathon Swift
Jonathon Swift
Jonathon Swift In Jonathan Swift?s essay, A Modest Proposal , Swift proposes that the poor should eat their own starving children during a great a famine in Ireland. What would draw Swift into writing to such lengths. When times get hard in Ireland, Swift states that the children would make great meals. The key factor to Swift?s essay that the reader must see that Swift is not literally ordering the poor to cannibalize. Swift acknowledges the fact of the scarcity of food and empathizes with the
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre Jane Eyre: Role of Male Dominance Somewhere, The Dark Sheds Light Never, never, never quit... -Winston Churchill If women on this Earth had given up, they would be where they were in the time of Charlotte Brontė. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontė, tells the story of a woman on a lifetime journey, progressing on the path of acceptance, in searching of sympathy. Throughout her journey, Jane encounters many obstacles to her intelligence. Jane lives in a world and in a time where society th
A Modest Proposal
A Modest Proposal
A Modest Proposal Swift's A Modest Proposal, in which he suggests that the problem of Irish poverty can be solved by the sale of the children of the poor for consumption, is above all things a criticism of human faults: extremism of thinking, greed, pride, hypocrisy, intolerance, and insensitivity. His use of ireony is evident even in the title: the idea that not only should poor Irish children be eaten, but that they should be bred for eating is certainly anything but modest. Swift's plan is
Pride And Prejudice - Pride
Pride And Prejudice - Pride
Pride and Prejudice - Pride Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular novels written by Jane Austen. This romantic novel, the story of which revolves around relationships and the difficulties of being in love, was not much of a success in Austen's own time. However, it has grown in its importance to literary critics and readerships over the last hundred years. There are many facets to the story that make reading it not only amusing but also highly interesting. The reader can learn much abou
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn The narrator (later identified as Huckleberry Finn) begins Chapter One by stating that the reader may know of him from another book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mr. Mark Twain, but it ain't t no matter if you have not. According to Huck, Twain mostly told the truth, with some stretchers thrown in, though everyone--except Tom's Aunt Polly, the widow, and maybe Mary--lies once in a while. The other book ended with Tom and Huckleberry finding the gold some robbers had hid
A Modest Proposal - Colonization
A Modest Proposal - Colonization
A Modest Proposal - Colonization Joseph Riley McCormack Professor Alan Somerset English 020 Section 007 Submission Date: March 22, 2000 Colonization in the Theme of A Modest Proposal and Heart of Darkness Starting at the beginning of the seventeenth century, European countries began exploring and colonizing many different areas of the world. The last half of the nineteenth century saw the height of European colonial power around the globe. France, Belgium, Germany, and especially Great Brita
Heart Of Darkness - Colonization
Heart Of Darkness - Colonization
Heart of Darkness - Colonization Joseph Riley McCormack Professor Alan Somerset English 020 Section 007 Submission Date: March 22, 2000 Colonization in the Theme of A Modest Proposal and Heart of Darkness Starting at the beginning of the seventeenth century, European countries began exploring and colonizing many different areas of the world. The last half of the nineteenth century saw the height of European colonial power around the globe. France, Belgium, Germany, and especially Great Brita
Araby - Modernist Perspective
Araby - Modernist Perspective
Araby - Modernist perspective In 'Araby', the narrator is a young boy whose life up to this point has been simple and happy. The monotony of his life nurtures his childhood happiness and innocence, and from this state the boy is introduced to Joyce's version of reality that has been lurking before his eyes his entire life. Through hours spent at play on North Richmond Street outside his house our narrator is conditioned into a blissful state, and a hidden crush on his friend's sister extends thi
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
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex, when broken down into its core ingredients, is a story of a man's dealing with his guilt at inadvertent murder of his father and incest with his mother. Many people over the decades have thought that King Oedipus didn't deserve the troubles and misfortunes he encountered. It was believed that the god's predetermined people's lives, and it was unavoidable. Others thought that everyone had their specific place in life. They must die on their appointed day, but whatever h
An Edition Of The Rover
An Edition Of The Rover
An Edition of The Rover An Edition of The Rover This project grew out of an exercise designed primarily to give graduate students practical experience in the processes of textual bibliography. It was continued and completed based on two beliefs: first, that the errors found amoung extant editions are significant enough to warrant further revision, and second, that the existence of a text with format and language accessible to modern readers is essential to the survival of this important work. Wi
All My Sons- Arthur Miller
All My Sons- Arthur Miller
All My Sons- Arthur Miller All My Sons- Arthur Miller Arthur Miller's All My Sons is a perfect example of a literary work that builds up to, and then reaches, an ending that simultaneously satisfies the reader's expectations and brings all the play's themes to a dramatic conclusion. As the past slowly bubbles up into the present, the reader begins to need certain confrontations - and certain judgments - to occur. The finale that Miller deftly crafted for this play is filled with a dramatic irony
A View From The Bridge
A View From The Bridge
A View from the Bridge A View from the Brige How is it evident from the beginning of the play that it will end in tragedy? A tragedy within a play script is drama with an unhappy ending but not necessarily death. Without any reference to the play, a tragedy can be a sad event, calamity, serious accident or crime. A View from the Bridge is a tragedy because Eddie has both a serious accident and commits a crime of betrayal. Through certain aspects of the play, it?s setting and the background; the
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
Title Of Paper : The Hippopotamus Is Not A Church
Title Of Paper : The Hippopotamus Is Not A Church
Title of Paper : The Hippopotamus is not a Church Grade Received on Report : 100 The Hippopotamus is not a Church In The Hippopotamus, T. S. Eliot uses irony and contrasting metaphors to illustrate the secularity of the Christian Church and the spirituality of mankind. It is a satirical look at the establishment of Christianity. The hippopotamus in the poem is a metaphor for mankind and the True Church is a metaphor for Christianity. There are several sharp ironies that emphasize the dicho
Young Goodman Brown
Young Goodman Brown
Young Goodman Brown Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story that is thick with allegory. Young Goodman Brown is a moral story which is told through the perversion of a religious leader. In Young Goodman Brown, Goodman Brown is a Puritan minister who lets his excessive pride in himself interfere with his relations with the community after he meets with the devil, and causes him to live the life of an exile in his own community. Young Goodman Brown begins when Faith, Brown'
The Cask Of Amontillado: The Dangers Of Pride
The Cask Of Amontillado: The Dangers Of Pride
The Cask of Amontillado: The Dangers of Pride In one of Edgar Allen Poe's best-known tales of horror, The Cask of Amontillado, he suggests that pride can be a very dangerous thing. Through the use of foreshadowing, irony, and symbolism, Poe presents the compelling drama of two men. One who will stop at nothing to get the revenge that he deems himself and his family worthy of, and another who's pride will ultimately be the catalyst for his death. Fortunato falls prey to Montressor's plans becau
Dantes Inferno And Sartres No Exit
Dantes Inferno And Sartres No Exit
Dante's Inferno and Sartre's No Exit This essay is on setting differences using the works of Dante's The Inferno and Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit. Adam looks about spotting all the important people that will influence the rest of his life. He takes a deep breath and prepares to make this his last and final addition to life. Quietly he draws back from the church as if to stop time, this moment may define him as a man. He turns to look at the priest as if to reply his answer, but suddenly he realize
Apperance Vs. Realty In Hamlet
Apperance Vs. Realty In Hamlet
Apperance vs. Realty in Hamlet Hamlet one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, where the young prince of Denmark must uncover the truth about his fathers death. Hamlet is a play that tells the story of a young prince who's father recently dies and his uncle, Claudius marries his mother the queen and takes the throne. As the play is told Hamlet finds out his father was murdered by the recently crowned king. The theme that remains constant throughout the play is appearance versus reality. Things withi
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
Aristotle On Tragedy
Aristotle On Tragedy
Aristotle on Tragedy The Nature of Tragedy: In the century after Sophocles, the philosopher Aristotle analyzed tragedy. His definition: Tragedy then, is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions. Aristotle identified six basic
The Curse
The Curse
The Curse The Curse by Andre Dubus is about Mitchell Hayes, a forty-nine year old bartender who is witness to a rape. The rape occurs right before closing when five bikers rape a young woman while holding Mitchell at bay. After the rape, Mitchell is distraught over his decision of not making a stronger attempt to help the girl. Police, family and friends try to comfort Mitchell by telling him he made the right decision. However, he continues to feel guilt and self-doubt over whether or not he co
The Crucible - Verbal Irony
The Crucible - Verbal Irony
The Crucible - Verbal Irony Arthur Miller, one of America?s greatest playwrights, living or dead, is a master of verbal irony. An examination of three strong examples of verbal irony in Millers play, The Crucible, will prove this out. While Miller started the genre of the tragedy of the common man, and is also know for his thoughtful and decisive plot lines, much of his fame, possibly can be attributed to his brilliant use of language generally, and his use of verbal irony in particular. Amidst
The Child By Tiger
The Child By Tiger
The Child By Tiger The Child by Tiger In The Child by Tiger, Wolfe does a superb job of making the story reveal a truth about human experience. Dick's killing rampage in the short story showed how the human sole has a tendency to become violent. Characterization and excellent choice of tone and mood used in the story display how the Dick becomes violent. Wolfe carefully develops Dick's character in the short story. At the beginning of the short story, Wolfe describes Dick's actions precisely
The Hollow Men
The Hollow Men
The Hollow Men Eliot starts his poem The Hollow Men with a quote from Joseph Conrad?s novel the Heart of Darkness. The line Mistah Kurtz-he dead refers to a Mr. Kurtz who was a European trader who had gone in the the heart of darkness by traveling into the central African jungle, with European standards of life and conduct. Because he has no moral or spiritual strength to sustain him, he was soon turned into a barbarian. He differs, however, from Eliot?s hollow men as he is not paralyzed
Madame Bovary - Symmetry
Madame Bovary - Symmetry
Madame Bovary - Symmetry Symmetry of Narrative in Flaubert?s Madame Bovary Over the span of the XIX century, Europe?s socioeconomic and political reality was transformed by unprecedented changes in technological development. Urbanization and the emergence of the middle class redefined the social stratification of most European countries. These dramatic changes did not go unnoticed in art, and particularly in literature. The idealistic individualism of the romantic era gave way to a movement refe
The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner - Symbolism
The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner - Symbolism
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
The Waste Land - Symbolism
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
Young Goodman Brown - Symbolism
Young Goodman Brown - Symbolism
Young Goodman Brown - Symbolism Symbolism in Young Goodman Brown Hawthorne depicts a 17th century Puritan attempting to reach justification as Brown?s faith required. Upon completing his journey, however, Brown could not confront the terrors of evil in his heart and chose to reject all of society. Puritan justification was a topic Hawthorne was aware of as a journey to hell necessary for a moral man. Having referred to the heart of man as hell, Puritans founds themselves in the midst of Satan 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
Fahrenheit 451 - Symbolism
Fahrenheit 451 - Symbolism
Fahrenheit 451 - Symbolism Symbolism in Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury, perhaps one of the best-known science fiction, wrote the amazing novel Fahrenheit 451. The novel is about Guy Montag, a ?fireman? who produces fires instead of eliminating them in order to burn books (Watt 2). One night while he is walking home from work he meets a young girl who stirs up his thoughts and curiosities like no one has before. She tells him of a world where fireman put out fires instead of starting them and where
White Fang
White Fang
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
Story Of An Hour
Story Of An Hour
Story of an Hour Story of an Hour When I read Kate Chopin's, Story of an Hour I am reminded of a Edgar Allan Poe horror poems. The narrator has a divine transformation yet it kills her. This puzzles me, so I will search for the true meaning of this strange story (marriage, as I believe). To accomplish this task and to truly understand this short story, I will first learn about Kate Chopin's life and experiences. Later, I will investigate her use of symbolism in Story of an Hour and their
Siddhartha
Siddhartha
Siddhartha AP/Honors Book note for Siddhartha Authorial Background *Herman Hesse was born in the Black Forest town of Calw, Germany in 1877. *Herman was the son and grandson of Protestant missionaries who had served in India. *He was expected to follow in their footsteps by preparing for the ministry. *He tried, but experienced a religious crisis, fled the seminary and attempted suicide. *Hesse's first major novels displayed some major themes that were to absorb him throughout his career -1st Th
Dantes Inferno
Dantes Inferno
Dante's Inferno This essay is on setting differences using the works of Dante's The Inferno and Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit. Adam looks about spotting all the important people that will influence the rest of his life. He takes a deep breath and prepares to make this his last and final addition to life. Quietly he draws back from the church as if to stop time, this moment may define him as a man. He turns to look at the priest as if to reply his answer, but suddenly he realizes the hand he is hold
Sartres No Exit
Sartres No Exit
Sartre's No Exit This essay is on setting differences using the works of Dante's The Inferno and Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit. Adam looks about spotting all the important people that will influence the rest of his life. He takes a deep breath and prepares to make this his last and final addition to life. Quietly he draws back from the church as if to stop time, this moment may define him as a man. He turns to look at the priest as if to reply his answer, but suddenly he realizes the hand he is hol
To Kill A Mockingbird - Irony And Sarcasm
To Kill A Mockingbird - Irony And Sarcasm
To Kill a Mockingbird - Irony and Sarcasm Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is a highly regarded work of American fiction. The story of the novel teaches us many lessons that should last any reader for a lifetime. The messages that Harper Lee relays to the reader are exemplified throughout the book using various methods. One of the most important and significant methods was the use of symbols such as the mockingbird image. Another important method was showing the view through a growing child's
The Scarlet Letter - Chapter Summaries
The Scarlet Letter - Chapter Summaries
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 Message In The Meteor
The Scarlet Letter - The Message In The Meteor
The Scarlet Letter - The Message in the Meteor The Scarlet Letter is a classic book whose lessons have endured through many generations. It is considered by most to be the masterpiece of Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was a culmination of everything he experienced in his life. He grew up in a household that held fast to Puritan ideals. This affected him in ways he himself may not have even realized. His dislike for the Puritans can be easily observed in this novel. He created this book after struggling
When Irony Becomes Cynicism
When Irony Becomes Cynicism
When Irony Becomes Cynicism Understanding modern culture can be very difficult. There are so many parts and variables that make up modern culture, and on top of that, these parts are always changing. In that sense, identifying and analyzing a specific trait in modern culture can be extremely challenging. Pinpointing a trait that is so frequently overused it is often taken for granted. Then being able to explain it so well that people will be able to understand and see this trait as if they had n
Pied Beauty
Pied Beauty
Pied Beauty Pied Beauty The poem Pied Beauty begins by praising God for all the colorful and diverse things in nature. The speaker is thankful for everything with dots, circles, different colors, etc. He seems to be fond of nature and the great outdoors. Many of the images in the poem made me think of camping out, or a picnic. For example, fresh fire-coal, chestnut falls, finches, skies of two colors, cows, etc. But the poem does not only speak of natures? diversity. It also makes reference to m