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Bless Me Ultima - Dreams
Bless Me Ultima - Dreams
Bless Me Ultima - Dreams Symbolism in Dreams In Rudolfo Anaya?s Bless Me, Ultima, the author uses Tony?s dreams as a way of displaying various symbols. Three symbols that are used often are weather, water, and the Golden Carp. Weather is used to represent conflict. Water represents cleansing, and rejuvenation. The Golden Carp symbolizes religion and Tony?s beliefs. Because dreams are a not an exact mirror of reality, they become the perfect tool for introducing symbolism. The author uses the dre
Sweetness And Power
Sweetness And Power
Sweetness and Power Why would anyone feel the need to write an entire book on such a mundane topic such as sugar? Look around at some food products you might have and you will realize that many if not all of them contain sugar in some form or another. For example, a can of soda, which most people drink everyday, contains (depending on the brand) approximately 40 grams of sugars. Look further and you might find that even things such as cheese or chips or soup contain several grams of sugar in the
A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man
A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is above all a portrait of Stephen Dedalus. It is through Stephen that we see his world, and it is his development from sensitive child to rebellious young man that forms the plot of the novel. There are many Stephens, often contradictory. He is fearful yet bold, insecure yet proud, lonely and at the same time afraid of love. One Stephen is a romantic who daydreams of swashbuckling heroes and virginal heroines. The o
Of Mice And Men
Of Mice And Men
Of Mice and Men More a Mouse Than a Man If an author does not have at least one great popular success, he or she may well be ignored by the media, but if he or she is constantly popular, then the critics become suspicious of the writer's serious intentions (Benson Introduction). What do critics from the literary world have to say about Steinbeck's writings? Critics have much to say, both positive and negative. What link exists between Steinbeck and his writings? Perhaps the most noteworthy bio
A Farewell To Arms
A Farewell To Arms
A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, is a typical love story. A Romeo and his Juliet placed against the odds. In this novel, Romeo is Frederick Henry and Juliet is Catherine Barkley. Their love affair must survive the obstacles of World War I. The background of war-torn Italy adds to the tragedy of the love story. The war affects the emotions and values of each character. The love between Catherine and Frederick must outlast long separations, life-threatening war-time sit
Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald?s novel The Great Gatsby is about a man named Gatsby, in love with a woman, Daisy, who is married to Tom Buchannan. He dreams that one day he and Daisy will get together. Gatsby has worked hard to become the man that he believes will impress Daisy. Even though he has an extravagant house, lots of money, and wild parties, he is without the one person he wants, Daisy. Even befriending Nick deals with Gatsby getting Daisy, because Daisy is Nick?s cousin. In a meetin
Song For Simeon
Song For Simeon
Song for Simeon Prayer for Tradition In the poem A Song for Simeon, T.S. Eliot uses ambiguity and religious allusion to convey decay and death of the old order to make room for modernity. Examining the imagery in the poem and the tone used allows for a better idea of what the speaker's attitude is toward these changes, and perhaps a hint of how the author himself feels. The view the speaker takes toward the changes he believes are to come is one of fear. He feels threatened by the thought of t
Soldiers Home
Soldiers Home
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
Smerdyakov
Smerdyakov
Smerdyakov Smerdyakov Dostoevsky first presents Smerdyakov, in The Brothers Karamazov, in Book 3 of Part 1. The author divulges details of the conception of the fourth son of Fyodor Pavovich Karamazov. Late on a September evening, a drunk Fyodor, by modern standards, rapes a homeless woman. Stinking Lizaveta, the victim of Fyodor's violence, was a legend in the town. Regardless of her unattractive and dirty appearance, her poverty, and homelessness, the townspeople regarded her with sympathy a
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
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
Blue Hotel
Blue Hotel
Blue Hotel It is not surprising for an author?s background and surroundings to profoundly affect his writing. Having come from a Methodist lineage and living at a time when the church was still an influential facet in people?s daily lives, Stephen Crane was deeply instilled with religious dogmas. However, fear of retribution soon turned to cynicism and criticism of his idealistic parents? God, the wrathful Jehovah of the Old Testament (Stallman 16), as he was confronted with the harsh realitie
Siddhartha
Siddhartha
Siddhartha Religion plays a large part in everyone?s life. In Herman Hesse?s epic story Siddhartha the aspect of religion is taken apart and looked at from nearly every possible angle. There are many key concepts revolving around the main theme of religion, but three which seem to me to be the most important and powerful are the ideas of control of self and soul; that knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom; and the closely related ideas that time is not real and The Oneness of All Experie
Democracy In America
Democracy In America
Democracy in America Alexis De Tocqueville?s Democracy in America delves deep into how the American States and the federal government would grow politically and socially under the umbrella of democracy. He sees the United States as a unique entity because of how and why it started as well as its geographical location. De Tocqueville explains that the foundations of the democratic process in America are completely different from anywhere else on the globe. The land was virginal and the colonie
The Story Of An Hour
The Story Of An Hour
The Story of an Hour The late 1800?s were a time of repression for women. A woman was expected to conform to her husband?s ideals and accept a life of his control. Even today, the relationship between men and women sometimes seems unequal. In her essay Disappointment is the Lot of Women, Lucy Stone discusses the different treatment of men and women. When? I reached forth after the sources of knowledge, I was reproved with ?It isn?t fit for you; it doesn?t belong to women,? she recalls (Stone, 1)
A Wagner Matinee
A Wagner Matinee
A Wagner Matinee The late 1800?s were a time of repression for women. A woman was expected to conform to her husband?s ideals and accept a life of his control. Even today, the relationship between men and women sometimes seems unequal. In her essay Disappointment is the Lot of Women, Lucy Stone discusses the different treatment of men and women. When? I reached forth after the sources of knowledge, I was reproved with ?It isn?t fit for you; it doesn?t belong to women,? she recalls (Stone, 1). St
The Yellow Wallpaper)
The Yellow Wallpaper)
The Yellow Wallpaper) The late 1800?s were a time of repression for women. A woman was expected to conform to her husband?s ideals and accept a life of his control. Even today, the relationship between men and women sometimes seems unequal. In her essay Disappointment is the Lot of Women, Lucy Stone discusses the different treatment of men and women. When? I reached forth after the sources of knowledge, I was reproved with ?It isn?t fit for you; it doesn?t belong to women,? she recalls (Stone, 1
The Scarlet Letter - Log Of Chapters
The Scarlet Letter - Log Of Chapters
The Scarlet Letter - Log of chapters SCARLET LETTER LOGS Chapter 1 The Prison Door Summary: This chapter is about the town and the prison that lay upon the soil. The black flower represents the prison. It also talks about the criminal and how nature takes pity on him. A woman named Anne Hutchson is put into Jail, I think. 1. This is one of the most boring and hard to read chapters I ever read in my life. Chapter 2 The Market Place Summary: This chapter is about when Hester comes out and all the
The Scarlet Letter - Reflective Monologue
The Scarlet Letter - Reflective Monologue
The Scarlet Letter - Reflective Monologue In the 1600?s, in a small town in a market place, in a time when religion was the only base of all morals among people, and the government worked on behalf of god. A small town is filled with commotion after a woman has been prosecuted and sentenced with punishment for adultery. Her punishment is to bear a Scarlet letter, an A on her bosom, for the rest of her living days. The woman has born a child who she is always seen with, whom is her one and only c
Comparative Politics
Comparative Politics
Comparative Politics Comparative Politics, typically defined as the study of the internal politics of nations other than our own, is a diverse and complex field. There is no one central tendency or approach which dominates this area of inquiry within political science: various theories, concepts, issues and methodologies are evident in the field. While it is recognized that no simple classification can be made of the literature, we are encouraged to be aware of contrasting approaches, and to en
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 Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter The Minister's Anguish Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is a compelling story which explores the inner emotions of the human mind, spirit, and the heart. Set around the 1640s in a Boston Puritan society, it focuses on the moral issue revolving around the virtue of truth and the evil of secret sin. Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, a man of profound knowledge of religion and a true devotee of God, commits a crime of passion with the young and married Hester Prynne. The Purita
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
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
Civics Questions
Civics Questions
Civics Questions 1. How is government authority in the United States limited? Give one example. The government can not interfere with those rights granted to the people through the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. The Supreme Court is there to protect our individual rights and freedoms. 2.What is the difference between absolute rights and relative rights? No person has an absolute freedom of speach; they are not free to say whatever they like. We do have a relative freedom of speech though,
Samson Agonistes
Samson Agonistes
Samson Agonistes In John Milton's works, specifically Samson Agonistes, we get an idea of how Milton shows people coping with defeat. The most evident way these people to choose to deal with their defeat is by questioning why this has to happen. Which usually leads to what is the purpose of living if bad things are going to take place. Friends or family members also usually come to the aid of the person trying to cope with the defeat to help them realize that this is not the end. After time of g
Lou Barbero Barbero 1
Lou Barbero Barbero 1
Lou Barbero Barbero 1 Professor Garber Hm 46 March 5th The Argument against Female Circumcision Female circumcision is an operation done in many of the Arab countries and is an example of how woman change their bodies in order to conform to society. There are many aspects to this practice such as medical, religious and psychological. Very few people in these countries will ever say anything on the matter, even if they object. Speaking of issues regarding women and sex in these countries is a ta
Anarchy
Anarchy
Anarchy Anarchy, coming from the greek term meaning without government, is the political theory that society does not need a government to run the country or any governmental fundings (although robbing them of what they robbed us wouldn't hurt). Many people believe that anarchy is a horrible and impossible way of living, stating that anarchism would leave us vulnerable to criminals and terrorists. This may be because of the terroristic methods that anarchists have taken to reach their ultimat
Lysistrata
Lysistrata
Lysistrata Women and Men in Lysistrata and the Role of Sex and Reason Aristophanes? Lysistrata is an excellent example of satirical drama in a relatively fantastical comedy. He proceeds to show the absurdity of the Peloponnesian War by staging a battle of the sexes in front of the Acropolis, worshipping place of Athena. Tied into all of this is the role of sex and reason and is evident in the development of some characters and the lack of development in others. Although the play is centered on L
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
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe By definition, a savage is an uncivilized person. Friday would not fit this description because he was civilized. He was a product of the civilization that surrounded him where he came from. His appearance, behaviors, and beliefs were that of all the others in what might be called his tribe. The simple fact that he had religious beliefs is evidence of him being somewhat civilized. A savage can also be thought of as anyone or anything not European. Clearly Friday was not European,
Robert Browning
Robert Browning
Robert Browning Robert Browning, one of the most talented poets of the Victorian period, is famous especially for his dramatic monologues. Often these long poems deal with such issues as love, death, and faith. Much of his work is directly reflective of his life and of those issues that were of direct concern to him. One conflict seen throughout Browning's poetry is one of spirituality. His poetry forms a spiritual timeline; it reveals his spiritual influences and opinions. It formed his own Bib
Road Less Traveled
Road Less Traveled
Road Less Traveled THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED DISCIPLINE The Discipline section of M. Scott Peck?s The Road Less Traveled first deals with life?s difficulties. He makes it clear that we all have problems and pain but we have to deal with it to get by and to make life less difficult. Life is difficult... Once we truly know that life is difficult--once we truly understand and accept it--then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters. (p
Ride Of The Second Horseman
Ride Of The Second Horseman
Ride of the Second Horseman Robert O?Connell explains to us the decline of organized warfare between people. This is stated in three different regions of argument; the nomads having to change to cope with the new geographic changes find it easier to just try to take the agriculturalists food sources rather then find their own. Second the new divisions of government cause a more humanistic approach to settle disagreements rather then warfare, and thirdly the total demise of how warfare once was.
Battleground
Battleground
Battleground Critical Review of Battleground In Battleground, Stephen Bates narrates the account of a court case in a small Tennessee town. The court case started with a mother helping her child with a reading assignment. This mother could not believe what she was reading. This mother?s name was Vicki Frost, who was a home keeper. Frost went to the school and told the principal what she thought about the books. She believed that the books went against everything she taught her children. She beli
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place RESPONSE TO A CLEAN WELL-LIGHTED PLACE The old man, who we will call the Gentleman, -- to keep the confusion minimal between the old man and the old waiter -- in A Clean Well-Lighted Place cannot be happy without his wife. The two waiters represent the Gentleman?s battle of his inner consciousness. The waiters portray the demons of the Gentleman?s personal heaven and hell. We recognize this by Hemingway?s use of characterization. Hemingway never identifies a particula
A Farewell To Arms - Religion
A Farewell To Arms - Religion
A Farewell to Arms - Religion Humanities: Representing War in the 20th Century Religion in A Farewell to Arms For hundreds of years, writers have used religion as a principle issue and point of discussion in their novels. Hawthorne expressed his views in The Scarlet Letter, Garcia Marquez did the same in One Hundred Years of Solitude and in other writings, and even Ernest Hemingway used his writing to develop his own ideas concerning the church. This is fully evident in his novel A Farewell to
Red Badge Of Courage
Red Badge Of Courage
Red Badge of Courage Throughout every major time period and every piece of literature there has come to be a stance in the community of the church and how it was displayed to the public eye. The novel, The red badge of courage by Steven Crane, has this imagery of the church and its religion, which is evident in particular instances spread through the novel. Crane uses this imagery not only to entertain the reader with pungent detail, but also to enhance the readers involvement in the novel. The
Rainer Maria Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke Rainer Maria Rilke Rose, o pure contradiction, desire to be no one?s sleep beneath so many lids. This was Rainer Maria Rilke?s self-composed epitaph, written before leukemia took his life on December 29, 1926. The rose was a symbol of love, beauty, and devotion in many of Rilke?s writings.With quotes such as this Rilke became known as one of the best poets of the 20th century. Rainer Maria Rilke was born on December 4, 1875 in Prague, which is now the capital of Czechoslovakia
School Ties
School Ties
School Ties Society often judges people on their labels, on their background but not on who they really are. All sorts of people to judge other individuals, such as close friends, teammates and competitors . In the movie School Ties, the main character David Green suffers because he becomes hated as a result of others? prejudice. David Green is a star quarterback for the football team and he leads them to success and the championship. David gains everyone's respect because they realize what an o
A Prayer For Owen Meany
A Prayer For Owen Meany
A Prayer For Owen Meany Prayer As A Symbol in Irving?s A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY In John Irving?s A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY there are many prominent symbols. Those of arm-less figures, water, and angels are a few of the more prominent ones but, there are also many symbols that are much more subtle than those few. The most prominent of the subtle symbols is that of prayer. Prayer, in an of itself, is an idea. But, in A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY, Irving uses it to convey many more abstract concepts. THE
Docter Faustus
Docter Faustus
Docter Faustus The truth that ambition and desire for material objects does not always satisfy the soul is a major theme depicted in Christopher Marlowe?s Doctor Faustus. The poem on page 93, lines 96-113 is the essence of this theme. It describes Faustus meeting, what he believes, is the icon of perfection. This perfection is a mere human women, yet, to Faustus, she is worth his life. Marlowe?s use of syntax and diction, allusions and references, and other literary devices throughout this monol
Analysis Of Religious Cults
Analysis Of Religious Cults
Analysis of Religious Cults There are many types of cults in the world, cults are everywhere but you just do not see them. Every person in the world has been in contact with them in one way or another in many cases you cannot see them. The closest cult we know of is on Rice Lake called the Moonies led by Reverend Myung, where I have currently visited. Cults can be involved in churches and even are earliest religions are called cults. Cults are not the strongest groups' sects are the strongest gr
The Scarlet Letter - 17th Century Life
The Scarlet Letter - 17th Century Life
The Scarlet Letter - 17th century Life The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne expresses the aspects of relationships, religion, community, discipline and punishment in the puritan community of 17th century Boston. Relationships between men and women were very constrained and that is what made adultery such a bad sin in the eyes of everyone in the community. Religion seemed to govern over all, people would look up to reverends and the community believed that fate was their destiny. Public disc
Phyllis Wheatley
Phyllis Wheatley
Phyllis Wheatley Televangelists like Jimmy Swaggert and Jim and Tammy Fay Bakker promise the Christian faith to millions everyday. For the right price, anybody can have something- a.k.a. Christianity, God, and faith- in their lives. On these shows, there is no need to have believed in religion before, as long as there is a need for it now. Religious telecasts asking for money in exchange for faith attract nearly five million people each year. Fifty-five percent of these people are elderly woman;
The Crucible - The Hidden Reasons For Salem Accepting Abagails Stories
The Crucible - The Hidden Reasons For Salem Accepting Abagails Stories
The Crucible - The Hidden Reasons for Salem Accepting Abagail's Stories Throughout society and throughout literature, vulnerable communities under certain conditions can be easily taken advantage of by a person or group of people presumed innocent. In the play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, there are three main factors that allowed the girls fallacious stories to be believed: Salem?s flawed court system, its lack of diversity in beliefs and religion, and the lack of a strong leader in the town.
The Crucible - Inner Struggles
The Crucible - Inner Struggles
The Crucible - Inner Struggles Arthur Miller?s play, The Crucible, is a great portrayal of humans and their inner struggles. This play takes place in the 1690?s in a small Puritan community based on a rigid social system. An outbreak of rumors claiming witchcraft contaminated this small village. This caused conflict among the people of name and ultimately resulted in absolute chaos. This play clearly illustrates the self-battles of three characters. Reverend Hale?s battle is initiated by his per
French Views Of Slavery
French Views Of Slavery
French Views of Slavery The issue of slavery has been touched upon often in the course of history. The institution of slavery was addressed by French intellectuals during the Enlightenment. Later, during the French Revolution, the National Assembly issued the Declaration of the Rights of Man, which declared the equality of all men. Issues were raised concerning the application of this statement to the French colonies in the West Indies, which used slaves to work the land. As they had different i
A Dolls House - Normas Pride
A Dolls House - Normas Pride
A Dolls House - Norma's Pride Nora Helmer in a A Dolls House is a women ahead of her time. In order to protect her children from a false life, she inflicts tragedy upon herself by leaving every thing she has by walking away. She puts herself in this tragic situation by not being honest. Nora lies to herself and the ones she cares about. Before she leaves her life is not her own person she is carrying on life as a role. Making others happy, instead of herself. A Dolls House by Henrik Isben is abo
No-No Boy
No-No Boy
No-No Boy HALF-LIFE The book was disturbing-not only because of a story that didn?t have many moments of levity, but also because it rambled on redundantly about how Ichiro was torn between America and Japan, right and wrong, up and down and whatever else he could conjure up to keep him from working. However the book does have valid points, useful content, and alluring ideas. The book No-No Boy is the FIRST fiction book EVER written by an Asian-American writer and now it has a following of Asian
Night
Night
Night The book Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is a fictional book based on one of the author?s horrifying life experiences. It is set during WW II at various concentration camps in and around Germany, from the end of the year 1941 to the beginning of 1945. Starting from the times people are forced out of their homes, their lives are changed drastically, both physically and emotionally. Their lives are not only changed for the time they stay at the camps. If they get out alive, they are changed f