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In Search for Independence and self-fulfillment Marina In the last half of the nineteenth century, Victorian ideals still held sway in American society, at least among members of the middle and upper classes. Thus the cult of True Womanhood was still promoted which preached four cardinal virtues for women: piety, purity, submissiveness, and domesticity. Women were considered far more religious than men and, therefore, they had to be pure in heart, mind, and, of course, body, not engaging in sex
Flowers for Algernon Anonymous Medical operations are carried out everyday, but for some, an operation can change a person's life. One experiment was done on a mentally retarded person to try to raise his intelligence. The experiment worked, but after months, the patient regressed dramatically. In the book, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, this intelligence operation was preformed, and the patient was Charlie Gordon. After the operation, Charlie was very bright, but experienced psychologic
Cyrano De Bergerac Anonymous Every generation has its own heroes that display, what they believe to be, ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect example of how many protagonists win our allegiance because his sensibilities will not be denied
Ethan Frome: Fantasy is an Escape from Winter Anonymous Ethan Frome, the title character of Edith Wharton's tragic novel, lives in his own world of silence, where he replaces his scarcity of words with images and fantasies. There is striking symbolism in the imagery, predominantly that of winter which connotes frigidity, detachment, bleakness and seclusion. Twenty-eight year old Ethan feels trapped in his hometown of Starkfield, Massachusetts. He marries thirty-four year old Zeena after the deat
Great Expectations Anne Gilmour Of the major themes from Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations to be discussed as to their importance concerning its structure, I have selected Love in the context of human relationships, Isolation and finally Redemption. The loneliness isolation brings can only be redeemed by the loving associate of our fellow man, this is a two way thing. Had grown diseased, as all minds do and must and will that reverse the appointed order of their maker. In isolat
The Member of the Wedding Anonymous The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers is the story of an adolescent girl who triumphs over loneliness and gains maturity through an identity that she creates for herself in her mind. It is with this guise that twelve year old Frankie Addams begins to feel confident about herself and life. The author seems to indicate that one can feel good about oneself through positive thinking regardless of reality. The novel teaches that one's destiny is a self-fulf
Robert Frost Matt Wiley Robert Frost was born in San Francisco in 1874. He moved to New England at the age of eleven and became interested in reading and writing poetry during his high school years in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was enrolled at Dartmouth College in 1892, and later at Harvard, but never earned a formal degree. Frost drifted through a string of occupations after leaving school, working as a teacher, cobbler, and editor of the Lawrence Sentinel. His first professional poem, The Bu
Sula Anonymous Sula by Tony Morrison is the story of a friendship between Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who are opposites in the way of relating to other people, to the world around them, and to themselves. Nel is rational and balanced; she gets married and gives in to conformity and the town's expectations. Sula is an irrational and transient character. She follows her immediate passions, completely unaware of the feelings other people might have. However, Nel and Sula are able to function well
Maggie: a Girl of the Streets Romina Ferrante Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane is a short novel about a young girl and the people in her life. Despite its brevity, this book displays many significant themes that its author intertwines in the story plot. Such themes are determinism, hypocrisy, false morality, self-deception, and appearance verses reality. Maggie?s mother, Mrs. Johnson, is a symbol of hypocrisy in the story. She lost her husband, and had to raise her children by hers
The Internet: its effects and its future Eva Kotsi Internet, its effects in our lives and the future of the Internet: The Internet is, quite literally, a network of networks. It is comprised of ten thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to modest PCs in people's homes and offices. Despite the recent hype, the Internet is not a new phenomenon. Its roots lie in a collection of computers tha
The Old Man and the Sea Anonymous The book The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, is about an old man, Santiago, and his genuine fondness of the sea. Every day he travels out to sea to go fishing which is his occupation. For the past eighty-four days the old man has not caught a single fish. On the eighty-fifth day he sails out to sea as usual, and this is the day that changes Santiago?s life forever. He hooks an unusually immense marlin, and they have an agonizing battle for several days.
Amelia Earhart Anonymous Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things. Knows not the vivid loneliness of fear nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear the sound of wings. How can life grant us boon of living, compensate for dull gray ugliness and pregnant hate, unless we dare the souls dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold the restless day and count it fair. Those were the words of
A Domestic Dilemma Heather Carson McCullers takes the reader on a journey into the lives of a family plagued by alcoholism in A Domestic Dilemma. The realism of the story is astounding, as most people will often find themselves torn when facing difficult family decisions. The Meadows? family is torn by both compassion and suffering, and Martin Meadows is faced with one of the most difficult decisions of his life. In A Domestic Dilemma, the author conveys the idea that individuals facing diffic
Most Memorable Scene in Of Mice and Men Anonymous Part One: The scene that was most memorable to me in this play was when Lenny and Curley??s wife shared a conversation while the others were away. It started with Lenny moping around about the rabbit he had killed and then Curley??s wife joined him. This scene ended in a surprising way, but in my opinion many interesting things were discussed about the concept of life. I was extremely surprised with the ending of this scene because when the conve
How Romance is Celebrated in Literature Andrew Singh The course of time has opened many doors in terms of romance. The present age not only consists many different forms in which love can be expressed, but exhibits the essence of romance that dates back to the dawn of time. Love has existed in many forms throughout time. There is no better example than in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In this tale, when love is most apparent, the most crucial events occur to develop this tragedy. Fir
My Magic Mirror Susan I often wonder who the girl is whose face I examine every morning in the large mirror hanging above my desk. In some ways I do feel as if I know her, but only on a superficial level: the same way we think we know the actors in our favourite soap operas. We may know every explicit detail of the lives of the characters, but the true personality of the actor themselves is a huge mystery which we have little or no hope of ever solving. A mirror?s sole purpose is to reflect. In
Sonnet 73 Analysis Jonathan Ma In Sonnet 73, the speaker uses a series of metaphors to characterize what he perceives to be the nature of his old age. This poem is not simply a procession of interchangeable metaphors; it is the story of the speaker slowly coming to grips with the finality of his age and his impermanence in time. In the first quatrain, the speaker contrasts his age is like a time of year,: late autumn, when the yellow leaves have almost completely fallen from the trees and
A Clean Well-Lighted Place and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Pia Adams When our lives begin, we are innocent and life is beautiful, but as we grow older and time slowly and quickly passes we discover that not everything about life is quite so pleasing. Along with the joys and happiness we experience there is also pain, sadness and loneliness. Hemingway's A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, and Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock both tell us about older men who are experiencing these
Of Mice and Men: Loneliness N. Zobler In terms of emotional stability, there is only one thing in life that is really needed and that is friends. Without friends, people would suffer from loneliness and solitude. Loneliness leads to low self-esteem and deprivation. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the characters, Crooks, Candy, and Curly?s wife all exhibit some form of loneliness. They are driven towards the curiosity of George and Lennie?s friendship because they do not have th
Holden Caulfield's Attempt Into Maturity Through Phony Vince Riccio What does phony mean to you? Do you consider it something that is not what it really seems? Or even something or someone that isn't normal in all ways or just in some? Phony is one of the words in the English literature that can have an endless amount of interpretations. Can be being phony possibly hinder an attempt to accomplish a task to fully function mentally? Can phony delay an individuals maturing period? In J.D. Salinger'
Cult Conversion: Freewill Or Brainwashing? C.L. O'Connor The controversy surrounding new religious movements seems to be foremost concerned with whether or not the members of these religions come of their own freewill or if they convert as a necessary and inevitable response to advanced coercion, or ?brainwashing? techniques employed by the cult leaders. The concept of brainwashing came into popular existence in the 1950?s as the result of attempts to try and explain the behaviour of some Americ
Beowulf: Grendel Essay Dev Grendel is the embodiment of all that is evil and dark. He is a descendant of Cain and like Cain is an outcast of society. He is doomed to roam in the shadows. He is always outside looking inside. He is an outside threat to the order of society and all that is good. His whole existence is grounded solely in the moral perversion to hate good simply because it is good. He is described as a monster, demon, and a fiend. Grendel has swift, hard claws, and enormous teeth tha
Animal Rights Dev One of the most touchy aspects of our relationship with animals is the use of animals in laboratory sciences. Some manufactures of cosmetics and household products still conduct painful and useless tests on live animals, even though no law requires them to do so. Some people, called anti-vivisectionists, are at one extreme in their concern. They want an abolition of all experiments on live animals. At the other extreme there are those who say that it is quite all right for us t
Of Mice and Men Anonymous Of Mice and Men is one of Steinbeck?s best novels. John Steinbeck, born in Salinas, CA he goes back to that setting for this novel. There are five to six characters that Steinbeck develops and opens up to the reader through the novel. Although George, Lennie, Crooks, Candy, and Curly?s wife all seek a place to belong and someone to love as a cure to there loneliness, all their dreams for a better future are destroyed in the novel. George and Lennie are an unlikely pair
Of Mice & Men George Travis This novel is set on the Californian Grain Farms in the 1930?s. The town is called Soledad and is four miles south of San Jose. The inspiration for the book probably came from a poem by Robert Burns. The poem was about the plans of mice and men going wrong. The book generally is about all of the migrant workers, all with their own dreams. The main characters George and Lennie go from farm to farm, trying to work up a stake and save enough to buy their own farm. The ot
Future Perfect Many futurologists - professional (Toffler) and less so (Naisbitt) - tried their hand at predicting the future. They proved quite successful at predicting major trends but not as lucky in delineating their details. This is because, inevitably, every futurologist has to resort to crude tools such as extrapolation. The modern day versions of biblical prophets are much better informed - and this, precisely, seems to be the problem. The cluttered information obstructs the outlines of
Mother Teresa Rob Wieromiej Biography Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born August 26, 1910 in Skopje, in Macedonia. Her childhood was comfortable and prosperous due to her father?s success. Her father encouraged his children to be generous and compassionate to those less fortunate. Her mother was very religious and she took the children to morning mass. Agnes often helped her mother deliver parcels of food and money to the poor and prayed with the whole family every evening. The family?s life changed
A Dream Deferred Unknown What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over- like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? While Langhston Hughes authors this poem, A Dream Deferred, it can easily be interpreted as Toni Morrison's description of Nel and her life of sorrow and dissatisfaction. Sula and Nel, the protagonists in Toni Morrison's Sula,
The Awakening Unknown Kate Chopin's The Awakening is a work of fiction that tells the story of Edna Pontellier, Southern wife and mother. This book presents the reader with many tough questions and few answers. It is not hard to imagine why this book was banished for decades not long after its initial publication in 1899. At that time in history, women did just what they were expected to do. They were expected to be good daughters, good wives, and good mothers. A woman was expected to move from
Catcher in the Rye Unknown There's far more to the censorship issue than a ban on sex and four-letter words. I sometimes think that those of us who need to be the most clearheaded about these matters are planting the very trees that obscure our view of the forest, says Dorothy Briley. According to Briley, a vast amount more is needed than simply vulgar language and suggestive material to censor a novel. But this is the very reason why J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is frequently being
Of Mice and Men Unknown A guy goes nuts if he aint got nobody. Don't matter no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick. A major theme in Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men is loneliness. The characters Crooks, Candy and Curley's wife each suffer from this although the severity of their seclusion varied. The old swapper, Candy was victimized by isolation as a result of two main factors, one being his disability and the other being his a
Great Expectations and Oliver Twist Unknown During his lifetime, Charles Dickens is known to have written several books. Although each book is different, they also share many similarities. Two of his books, Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, are representatives of the many kinds of differences and similarities found within his work. Perhaps the reason why these two novels share some of the same qualities is because they both reflect painful experiences which occurred in Dickens' past. During h
Field of Dreams Unknown Was Ray Kinsella a triumphant hero who dared to live his dreams, or merely an insane lunatic who blindly followed voices that could only be heard within the confines of his mind? Although either of these theories could be argued successfully, the idea that this intrepid man was indeed a hero is supported by a list of characteristics that generally indicate a classical hero. In the movie, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella was introduced to the viewers as an ordinary man, livin
Ethan Frome's Selflessness and Affects of his Responsibilities NEIL MEHTA Ethan Frome is the main character of Edith Wharton's tragic novel. Ethan lives the bitterness of his youth's lost opportunities, and dissatisfaction with his joyless life and empty marriage. Throughout the story Ethan is trapped by social limits and obligations to his wife. He lives an unhappy life with many responsibilities and little freedom. Ethan Frome studied science in college for a year and probably would have succe
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Carri Fjell Love is one of the most powerful forces in the world, and one of the most difficult to describe. It is one of those emotions that words do not seem to justify a person may feel it, but may not be able to explain it. However, that does not mean that people do not know that love is out there. Many people believe that everyone has one true love somewhere in the world, and spend their lives searching for that person. Love is not difficult to
A Streetcar Named Desire ERiN GiLLESPiE Tennessee Williams is known for his powerfully written psychological dramas. Most of his works are set in the southern United States and they usually portray neurotic people who are victims of their own passions, frustrations, and loneliness. The play represents the conflict between the sensitive, neurotic Blanche DuBois and the crude, animalistic Stanley Kowalski. Blanche visits the home of her sister, Stella, in New Orleans and that is when Stanley start
Literature comes in many forms. When embarking on a story?s beginning the author?s choice of narration is more than just a simple decision of first or third person. They must consider which will be a more effective window into the lives and souls of the characters and how that choice will affect the reader. Often times committing to one style will limit the ways in which the author can weave their story. This problem did not go un-noticed by Mary Shelley when she set out to write her masterpiece
The setting of something includes the time and location in which it takes place. Generally speaking, the setting provides the main backdrop for the story or in this case the poem. There are not many times that people connect the setting and the feelings together within a story or poem. In Robert Frost?s poems, ?Desert Places?, ?Out, Out?, and ?Home Burial? setting plays a vital role in understanding the feelings of the characters. The first two stanzas of ?Desert Places? are about loneliness and
Shih Poetry Essay choice #2 Since the beginning of ancient literature, poetry has been a popular form of writing. Poetry is a form of free writing that can follow a format/structure, or not. Poetry is also a great way to express feelings through words. Two famous poets, Li Po and Tu Fu, are great examples of the power and emotion of poetry. They began a style of Shih Poetry that had a great affect on the readers. These two wrote during a very influential period of time which only enhanced their
Example of Expository essay, Sample Paper Table of contents: Introduction Technology as a new religion. Is technology a ?shrine?? Responsibility for people Technologies cause frustration. Causes of social isolation Technology and alienation Influence of Internet Conclusion Technology and modernity Essay The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite?. Thomas Sowell 1. Introduction The term ?technology? i
Hispanic American Diversity Hispanic American Diversity Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Columbian Americans are four ethnic groups, who have much in common, yet remain separate ethnic groups. This paper will examine the linguistic, political, social, economic, religious, and familial status of these ethnic groups and summarize major differences and commonalties apparent among them. Mexican Americans Linguistic Nearly 70 percent of Mexican American households speak both English and Spanish, whi
Allyse Rivera Mrs. Stowell AP English 4 17 February 2012 Victorian Society Throughout time ideals and morals have shifted to fit those of society ranging from very conservative eras to very liberal ones. Perhaps the most complex time period to analyze is the Victorian era because within the ideals of what was a major difference between what was accepted socially and what people were forced to be kept hidden. In literature, one of the most profound ideals of all time is love because of how many t
Ford Madox Ford?s novel The Good Soldier focuses on two married couples who befriend each other and engage in a nine-year companionship. It is written from the perspective of a man named John Dowell, one of the two husbands. He and his wife, Florence, meet Edward and Leonora Ashburnham while vacationing in Germany. The meeting of these four people initiates a series of destructive events that changes the lives of all those involved. While the story depicts a complex tale of multiple relationship
Q. What were the common Narrative Techniques adopted by the great Modernist writers like Virginia Woolf and James Joyce? The literary perspective of the 20th century reflected the complexity of the contemporary thoughts, the whirlpool of ideas, offering an overall image of the changes that occurred in the minds of the individuals due to the several events such as the world wars, the social structures threatened by the expansion of the industrialization in Europe, as well as the fluctuating econo
Semantic Deviation: ?eyes,? introduction of day-to-day language hence foregrounding and Eliot?s persona Graphological Deviations: Intensify allusions from omission of key punctuation, connects the allusions to his underlying theme of ?hollow-ness,? (?style connects past and present? use if there?s more info on this somewhere), themes are intensified by this (obviously since the allusions are), the lack of punctuation and cohesive linguistic clues provide a continuity and pace to the thematic evo
Feelings (Internal) Everyone has feelings some just express theirs more than others. It\'s a Monday night I\'m standing outside as I watch it pouring with rain with loud rumbles of thunder, backing wind and lighting illuminating the sky, as if the weather changed overnight I find the storm so peaceful as its as if its okay to be upset or angry. I feel my heart racing, as I haven\'t had a decent amount of sleep in weeks. I take a deep breath in the cold and crispy winter and exhale while I watch
Fitness choices Chapter 13 Overview Meanings of exercise A form of physical activity Relationship to fitness Fitness and its relationship to health The value that people place on exercise and fitness Changing attitudes to fitness Fitness as a commodity Individual fitness activities Power walking; Swimming; Running; Cycling; Weight training programs; Tai chi; Yoga Group fitness activities Aerobics; Aquarobics; Pump classes; Step classes; Circuit training; Team games; Exercise for specific groups
Lecture Outline Recap Meditation 1 – radical doubt Meditation 2 – a “thinking thing” Meditation 3 – knowledge of God Meditations 4, 5, and 6 – Truth and Falsehood – Ontological Proof of God – Dualism Triumphant The Cartesian Legacy Immanuel Kant Selfhood as a moral problem Recap Meditation 1 Radical doubt and the quest for foundations Meditation 2 The nature of a “thinking thing” (key point: it’s not extended) Meditation 3 The Causal Proof of God Formal versus Intentional
Reading Notes Metamorphoses Book 1 (1-28) The story begins with Ovid praising the gods and telling the reader how the world was created. Next comes the history of the world as Ovid explains the ages of gold, silver, bronze and iron and how each of these different ages differed from each other. Later in this story he tells of how Jove interacted with each of these ages. During the final age, Jove disguises himself as a human in order to see whether or not all the sin on the earth is true saying
Of Mice and Men The novel we are studying is called Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck. It was published in 1937. John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. John was a good reader when he was younger and when he was older he wanted to become a writer. He has produced some excellent novels such as 'Cup of Gold', 'To A God Unknown' and 'In Dubious Battle' Of Mice and Men was such a success that John rewrote the novel so it could be performed as a play which opened