Mental Torment

King Lear - Parrellelism In King Lear
King Lear - Parrellelism In King Lear
King Lear - Parrellelism in King Lear Many twists and turns characterize the television soap operas of today. Subplots are a distinctive trait of these daylight dramas, for they keep audience on the edge of their seats. Subplots keep the material fresh and the audience wanting more. Shakespeare uses secondary plots as a literary device to greatly dramatize the action of the play and to spark a contrast to his underlying themes in King Lear. The secondary plots can incalculably improve the effect
Dante
Dante
Dante In Dante?s Inferno, Dante narrates his descent and observation of hell through the various circles and pouches. One part of this depiction is his descriptions of the various punishments that each of the different sinners has received. The various punishments that Dante envisions the sinners receiving are broken down into two types. The first type he borrows from various gruesome and cruel forms of torture and the second type, though often less physically agonizing, is Dante?s creative and
Battle Royal
Battle Royal
Battle Royal Battle Royal Ralph Ellison's short story Battle Royal depicts the confusion that fills the mind of a young black man trying to survive in a society where those who are white have all the power and those who are black are their puppets. This young man is torn between two choices on how to prosper in life. One choice is to follow his grandfather's life and not humiliate himself to please white men. The other choice is to be submissive and follow white men's laws and desires. The con
Addicted To Love
Addicted To Love
Addicted to Love Addicted to Love In Gottfried Von Strassburg?s retelling of the ancient romance, Tristan, love?s portrayal as a psychological disease is considerable. For Rivalin and Blancheflor, Tristan and Isolde, and also King Mark, the affliction causes them to act in a way that they would normally shun. Love changes the perspective on life of those who become intoxicated by its power; whether it?s shared as a couple or entirely unreciprocated, the lust to attain and secure its presence is
All Quiet On The Western Front
All Quiet On The Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT Erich Maria Remarque?s All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel set in World War I, centers around the changes brought by the war onto one young German soldier. During his time in the war, Remarque?s protagonist, Paul Baumer, changes from a rather innocent romantic young man to a hardened and somewhat caustic veteran. The story also focuses on the lives of Baumer?s comrades. They all begin by patriotically marching off to join the army
Battle Royal
Battle Royal
Battle Royal After I read the story Battle Royal by Ralf Ellison, I could not restrain my thoughts about issues of morality and what it has to do with reality, from clashing in to one another in my mind. As these two completely different ideas were pushing me to the brink of madness, my mind began to click. The swirling messy cocktail of two abstract ideas started taking shape as I began remembering what I had learned earlier in school, and from my summer readings. At this point I came to the
All Quiet On The Western Front
All Quiet On The Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front Remarque?s All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel set in World War I, centers around the changes brought by the war onto one young German soldier. During his time in the war, Remarque?s protagonist, Paul Baumer, changes from a rather innocent romantic young man to a hardened and somewhat caustic veteran. The story also focuses on the lives of Baumer?s comrades. They all begin by patriotically marching off to join the army. However, their visions of the glories of
The Black Cat
The Black Cat
The Black Cat A Glimpse Into the World of The Black Cat Those who have read any of Edgar Allan Poe?s short stories know that most of them are full of suspense and mystery and that they efflict a feeling of horror and shock upon the reader. Poe studies the mind, and is conscious of the abnormalities of his narrators and he does not condone the intellectual expedient through which they strive, only too earnestly, to justify themselves. He enters the field of the starkly, almost clinically realisti
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter Hawthorne's novel describes the life of an adulteress, Hester Prynne, who is shunned by her judgmental community. She gave birth to her daughter Pearl out of wedlock, while her partner of iniquity, (Hawthorne 59) a minister named Arthur Dimmesdale, never revealed his black secret of their affair. Although Hester suffered public ridicule, the minister suffered no immediate consequence. However, guilt has a way of killing a person silently. In the end, Dimmesdale's black secret
Ywain
Ywain
Ywain The Song of Roland and Ywain: A Changing Society as Viewed Through Its Literature When comparing the epic poem of The Song of Roland to the romantic literature of Ywain, the differences between the early medieval period and the high medieval period become evident. Both The Song of Roland and Ywain depicts the societies from which each story derives its fundamental characteristics. Through close observation, one is able to see the shifts in customs and mentality that make the move from the
The Song Of Roland
The Song Of Roland
The Song of Roland The Song of Roland and Ywain: A Changing Society as Viewed Through Its Literature When comparing the epic poem of The Song of Roland to the romantic literature of Ywain, the differences between the early medieval period and the high medieval period become evident. Both The Song of Roland and Ywain depicts the societies from which each story derives its fundamental characteristics. Through close observation, one is able to see the shifts in customs and mentality that make the m
A Tale Of Two Cities
A Tale Of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities Resurrection Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt (Daniel 12:2). This is basically the definition or example of what resurrection is. This was shown when the Lord told this quote to Daniel. Although in A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, resurrection isn't literally used as being awoken from the dead, but certain areas of this resurrection are certainly related. Not only is resurr
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
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein According to the Greek poet Hesiod, the Titan demi-god Prometheus was responsible for the creation of men. He manufactured them from clay, from the natural earth. When Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, she left little doubt that the creator of the monster, Victor Frankenstein, by making a living creature from inaminate parts was a new Prometheus. But her metaphor extends beyond the immediately obvious. In Hesiod?s myth, Prometheus had an inflated sense of sel
Daddy
Daddy
Daddy As a poet Sylivia Plath has been renowned for her style of writing and the power she evokes from her ideas in her poems. The themes of her poems tend to be of a negative nature with war, death and the problem of patriarchal societies as such topics. One of Plath's most famous pieces of poetry is Daddy. The poem focuses on Plath's father, a man who left her at an early age resulting in a burning hatred on her behalf for him. Daddy is an example of Plath's dark and gloomy work and also displ
Margaret Sanger
Margaret Sanger
Margaret Sanger Margaret Sanger: Radical Heroine Margaret Sanger founded a movement in this country that would institute such a change in the course of our biological history that it is still debated today. Described by some as a radiant rebel, Sanger pioneered the birth control movement in the United States at a time when Victorian hypocrisy and oppression through moral standards were at their highest. Working her way up from a nurse in New York's poor Lower East Side to the head of the Plann
Slavery - Southern White Slaveholder Guilt
Slavery - Southern White Slaveholder Guilt
Slavery - Southern White Slaveholder Guilt Guilt is an inevitable effect of slavery. For no matter how much rhetoric and racism is poured into such a system, the simple fact remains that men are enslaving men. Regardless of how much inferior a slaveholder may perceive his slaves, it is obvious that his property looks similar, has similar needs, and has similar feelings. There is thus the necessary comparison of situations; the slaveholder is free, the slaves in bondage - certainly a position t
stress
stress
4 Thesis Statement: Private Pyle is pushed to his point in Marine boot camp. He goes through heavy stress that takes him to a psychotic break. This is in turn causes him to commit suicide Stress What is stress? Stress is the physiological and psychological response to a condition that threatens or challenges a person and requires some form of adaptation or adjustment (mastering the world of psychology, 2011). Factors that cause stress are in everyday routines: being stuck in traffic, receiving
Suffer or Suicide: Only Great Men Take the Right Path
Suffer or Suicide: Only Great Men Take the Right Path
In the novel Crime and Punishment, Feodor Dostoevsky illustrates how sinners have a choice to either suffer and face the consequences of their actions, or escape the pain by ending their suffering and ultimately ending their lives. While both Raskolnikov and Svidrigylov are sinners, Raskolnikov?s mental and physical sufferings lead him to ultimately choose to suffer and hope for redemption, whereas Svidrigylov decides to take his life, stopping his incoming suffering. Through his depiction of R
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man James Weldon Johnson An autobiography is a group of accounted events of the writer into one piece of literature in order to create a book. James Weldon Johnson's wrote an autobiography called The Autobiography of a n Ex-Colored Man . His autobiography contains his growth from childhood to his adulthood. He uses different writing techniques to engage the reader and maintain interest. For every book there are various ways to analyze it to get a better unders
The Death Penalty: Justifiable
The Death Penalty: Justifiable
The Death Penalty: Justifiable By: Brendan Moriarty 04/28/96 -Preface: Let it be noted now that this speech is very opinionated. I strongly believe that the Death Penalty is a form of punishment to be used when needed. Which opens up the question, when should it be used? That may be the breaking point in a lot of arguments, deciding when to use the death penalty is a very touchy subject. I believe that only murderers deserve the death penalty, but I do not believe that all murderers should recei
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Dulce et Decorum Est Dulce et Decorum Est Through vivid imagery and compelling metaphors Dulce et Decorum Est gives the reader the exact feeling the author wanted. The poem is an anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen and makes great use of these devices. This poem is very effective because of its excellent manipulation of the mechanical and emotional parts of poetry. Owen's use of exact diction and vivid figurative language emphasizes his point, showing that war is terrible and devastating. Furthermore,
John Darcey Darcey 1
John Darcey Darcey 1
John Darcey Darcey 1 Professor Garber Hm 46 April 8th, 1999 Idea of Masculinity and Physical Condition In today's society, there is a lot of pressure on young men to be in the best physical condition possible. The idea of masculinity seems to be related to the picture of a perfect man with bulging muscles that excels in sports. A boy growing up who does not make the football or baseball team is ridiculed and tormented by his classmates and is labeled as a nerd or a loser. These images of th
Crime And Punishment - Suffering
Crime And Punishment - Suffering
Crime and Punishment - Suffering Suffering in Crime and Punishment In the novel Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, suffering is an integral part of every character's role. However, the message that Dostoevsky wants to present with the main character, Raskolnikov, is not one of the Christian idea of salvation through suffering. Rather, it appears to me, as if the author never lets his main character suffer mentally throughout the novel, in relation to the crime, that is. His only pain se
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
Racism And The Ku Klux Klan
Racism And The Ku Klux Klan
Racism and the Ku Klux Klan Since the early development of society in the United States, racism has always been a divisive issue faced by communities on a political level. Our country was built from the immigration of people from an international array of backgrounds. However, multitudes of white supremacists blame their personal as well as economic misfortunes on an abundance of ethnic groups. African-Americans, Jews and Catholics are only some of the of groups tormented by these white supremac
Holocaust
Holocaust
Holocaust The world's biggest desolation that caused the murders of millions of Jewish people took place during WWII. The Holocaust orchestrated by the Nazi Empire destroyed millions of lives and created questions about humanity that may never be answered. Many psychological effects caused by the Holocaust forever changed the way the Jewish people view the world and themselves. The Jewish people have been scarred for generations and may never be able to once again associate with the rest of the
Parenting - The Irrational Vocation
Parenting - The Irrational Vocation
Parenting - The Irrational Vocation There are some grounds to assume that a cognitive dissonance is involved in feeling that children are more a satisfaction than a nuisance. Why do people bother with parenting? It is time consuming, exhausting, strains otherwise pleasurable and tranquil relationships to their limits. Still, humanity keeps at it: breeding. It is the easiest to resort to Nature. After all, all living species breed and most of them parent. We are, all taken into consideration, ani
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
Night Shift
Night Shift
Night Shift Envision a dead-silent murky room with nothing to eye at aside from papers. Plentiful papers scattered about the room. With every tick of the clock, your eyelids descend further down; your palm is fiery like lava oozing down a recently erupted volcano, yet your fingertips are as frigid as the glacial lands of Antarctica. Even under these harsh conditions, you must still focus on the task at hand, studying for finals. These are the obstacles confronting Sean Wallace in his quest for a
Controversial Issues In Relation to Teenage Plastic Surgery
Controversial Issues In Relation to Teenage Plastic Surgery
Brionne Hebert Ms. McBride English 102 H1 20 April 2015 Controversial Issues In Relation to Teenage Plastic Surgery In 21st Century America, beauty is the leading desire that drive people towards their actions. Teenagers who are bullied because of the way they look are determined to change their appearance. Teens are changing their appearances by going through plastic surgical procedures such as facial lifts and breast augmentation. The main reason teens are getting plastic surgery is because th
Animal Rights
Animal Rights
Animal Rights As Doctor Zola-Morgan stated in a speech to animal right activists, I've seen the impact of the animal rights movement. I believe this is an attack on science of the worst kind. If we allow it to prevail it will take us back to the dark ages. Too much of the public has come to think of medical researchers as tormenters rather than healers. The good is overlooked and the bad is exploited. Although many people think that animal research is morally wrong, animal research should co
Exotica - Character Analysis
Exotica - Character Analysis
Exotica - Character analysis Atom Egoyan's Exotica I wanted to make a movie about believable people doing believable things in an unbelievable way. stated Atom Egoyan of his recent film The Adjuster. The Canadian director has recently been acclaimed for his imagination and originality, which is more than evident in his latest work Exotica. In this film Egoyan masterfully uses the popular technique of a multi-line plot in which the plot moves back and forth across time, so that links among even
Title Of Paper : King Lear
Title Of Paper : King Lear
Title of Paper : King Lear Grade Received on Report : 96 King Lear Historians en masse have determined that Shakespeare was most definitely not the first one to come up with the general plot lines contained in King Lear. Though the play revolves mainly around the conflict between the King and his daughters, there is a definite and distinct sub-plot dealing with the plight and tragedy of Gloucester as well. The play (both stories really) has origins in many different sixteenth century works, wit
Lady Macbeth In The Tragedy Of Macbeth; The Iron Butterfly
Lady Macbeth In The Tragedy Of Macbeth; The Iron Butterfly
Lady Macbeth in The Tragedy of Macbeth; the Iron Butterfly In William Shakespeare's, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is the dominator of the play. Lady Macbeth's character is not as eclectic as her husband's but it is just as dramatic. Lady Macbeth has a rich and fascinating combination of qualities. She is not a monster without feeling; her husband adores her, for example, Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck, (III, ii, 45). Macbeth also refers to Lady Macbeth as his dear partn
The Black Cat
The Black Cat
The Black Cat When Edgar Allan Poe wrote The Black Cat in 1843, the word paranoia was not in existence. The mental illness of paranoia was not given its name until the twentieth century. What the narrator is suffering from would be called paranoia today. The definition of paranoia is psychosis marked by delusions and irrational decisions. This definition could best be described in the nineteenth century as being superstitious and believing that supernatural powers are affecting our decisions. Su
Chapter 1
Chapter 1
Chapter 1 The scene has changed fundamentally. The six weeks' march to Paris has grown into a world drama . [ 1] Mass slaughter has become the tiresome and monotonous business of the day and the end is no closer. Bourgeois statecraft is held fast in its own vise. The spirits summoned up can no longer be exorcised. Gone is the euphoria. Gone the patriotic noise in the streets, the chase after the gold-colored automobile, one false telegram after another, the wells poisoned by cholera, the Russia