Narrative

Slave Narratives
Slave Narratives
Slave Narratives Maley Thompson The Middle Passage was almost inconceivable. Hundreds upon hundreds of Africans were abducted from their homes to go on boats to America. They were stacked like books on shelves in order to bring enough Negros for a profitable slave trade. The life on the boats on the way to the New World was so bad that the Africans preferred death to their gruesome future. The conditions on the boats were hellish. The slaves on the ships were packed like sardines and chained tog
Comparison Of Franklin & Douglass
Comparison Of Franklin & Douglass
Comparison of Franklin & Douglass Keam America, a land with shimmering soil where golden dust flew and a days rain of money could last you through eternity. Come, You Will make it in America. That was the common theme of those who would remove to America. It is the common hymn, the classic American rags-to-riches myth, and writers such as Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglass had successfully embraced it in their works. Franklin and Douglass are two writers who have quite symmetrical styles a
Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye And Sula
Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye And Sula
Toni Morrison: The bluest eye and Sula Eric Penrod African- American folklore is arguably the basis for most African- American literature. In a country where as late as the 1860's there were laws prohibiting the teaching of slaves, it was necessary for the oral tradition to carry the values the group considered significant. Transition by the word of mouth took the place of pamphlets, poems, and novels. Themes such as the quest for freedom, the nature of evil, and the powerful verses the powerles
The Italian Renaissance
The Italian Renaissance
The Italian Renaissance Lisa Bowen-Moore What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals! Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2 Modern art critics regard renaissance art as graphic narratives of political and social events that occurred in the 14th through 16th century Europe. Scholars believe that the renaissance expressed a
Drown: A Consideration
Drown: A Consideration
Drown: A Consideration Keli Henderson In Drown, a collection of short stories, author Junot Diaz presents readers with an impoverished group of characters through harsh, but vivid language. Through the voice of Yunior, the narrator throughout the majority of the stories, Diaz places the blame for Yunior?s negativity and rebellious nature on the disappointment caused by his father and the childhood illusion of America. Diaz, through language and symbolism, forces readers into an emotional bond wi
The Myth Of The Lost Cause
The Myth Of The Lost Cause
The Myth of the Lost Cause Roland Adamson Following the defeat of the Confederacy and to lift the morale of a shattered people momentum gathered to enshrine the Myth of the Lost Cause which would transform the Southern soldier living and dead, into a veritable hero. In order to come to terms with defeat and a look of failure in the eyes of God, Southerners mentally transformed their memories of the antebellum South. It became a superior civilization of great purity which had been cruelly brought
Psychology As Storytelling
Psychology As Storytelling
Psychology as Storytelling Storytelling has been with us since the days of campfire and besieging wild animals. It served a number of important functions: amelioration of fears, communication of vital information (regarding survival tactics and the characteristics of animals, for instance), the satisfaction of a sense of order (justice), the development of the ability to hypothesize, predict and introduce theories and so on. We are all endowed with a sense of wonder. The world around us in inexp
The War Of Northern Aggression Analyzed From The Confederate Viewpoint
The War Of Northern Aggression Analyzed From The Confederate Viewpoint
The War of Northern Aggression Analyzed from the Confederate Viewpoint josh autry Thesis: The world today is blinded from the truth about the Civil War just like they are the truth of the creation vs. evolution debate. They?re blinded in the same way as well, misleading text books. The truth is that the North, Lincoln, etc. weren?t as great as they claimed to be, and that they went to illegal measures for an unjust cause. The public school system was used as a tool of the government and still
The Meaninglessness Of External Causes
The Meaninglessness Of External Causes
The Meaninglessness of External Causes Some philosophers say that our life is meaningless because it has a prescribed end. This is a strange assertion: is a movie rendered meaningless because of its finiteness? Some things acquire a meaning precisely because they are finite: consider academic studies, for instance. It would seem that meaningfulness does not depend upon matters temporary. We all share the belief that we derive meaning from external sources. Something bigger than us ? and outside
The Dialogue Of Dreams
The Dialogue Of Dreams
The Dialogue of Dreams Are dreams a source of reliable divination? Generations upon generations seem to have thought so. They incubated dreams by travelling afar, by fasting and by engaging in all other manners of self deprivation or intoxication. With the exception of this highly dubious role, dreams do seem to have three important functions: a. To process repressed emotions (wishes, in Freud's speech) and other mental content which was suppressed and stored in the unconscious. b. To order, cla
Euphoric And Dysphoric Phases In Marriage
Euphoric And Dysphoric Phases In Marriage
Euphoric and Dysphoric Phases in Marriage Despite all the fashionable theories of marriage, the narratives and the feminists, the reasons to engage in marriage largely remain the same. True, there have been role reversals and new stereotypes have cropped up. But the biological, physiological and biochemical facts were less amenable to modern criticisms of culture. Men are still men and women are still women in more than one respect. Men and women marry for the same reasons : - The Sexual Dyad ?
American history
American history
The writings and narratives of the late 1600?s served to define an important place in the history of early American literature. Literature of this time is the consciousness of what life was like for settlers in colonial times and of the issues pertaining to this crucial point in American history. Some of the main purposes were to give an accounting of the writing styles of this time and to give historical significance to the violence that was so much a part of early America. The focus of this di
The Burning Plain
The Burning Plain
The Burning Plain is the longest story that bears its name. This is a story that gives insight into what the moment of the Mexican Revolution was like. Narrated in first person, it makes the Revolution seem like little more than a celebration of a patriot brotherhood. Here, Rulfo adds little to the classification of the nature of a male revolutionary; men like Pedro are violent and ignorant of the effects generated by their actions. Presumed to be a liberation movement, the Mexican Revolution is
History of Postconviction Exonerations
History of Postconviction Exonerations
History on Post-Conviction DNA Exonerations Post-conviction relief is a general term related to appeals of criminal convictions, which may include release, new trial, modification of sentence, and such other relief as may be proper and just. The court may also make supplementary orders to the relief granted, concerning such matters as re-arraignment, retrial, custody and release on security. The term may refer to a law or court rule that allows a collateral challenge to a judgment of conviction
Swag
Swag
Swag Since a narrative essay is a story, you will want to make your essay a little motion picture of sorts; that is, your essay should create visual images for your reader, images that help her understand what has transpired with you. It is as though she is watching what has happened to you rather than simply reading words. So, you will use sequential order to organize this essay. If you have seen the movie I Was a Teen-Age Werewolf or Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or any vampire movie that chron
Hemingway And Camus: Construction Of Meaning And Truth
Hemingway And Camus: Construction Of Meaning And Truth
Hemingway And Camus: Construction Of Meaning And Truth Hemingway and Camus: Construction of Meaning and Truth Anonymous Once we knew that literature was about life and criticism was about fiction--and everything was simple. Now we know that fiction is about other fiction, is criticism in fact, or metaphor. And we know that criticism is about the impossibility of anything being about life, really, or even about fiction, or finally about anything. Criticism has taken the very idea of aboutness a
TS Eliot
TS Eliot
TS Eliot Eliot is known for his very complex and lengthy style. He is the author of some of the most famous poems, especially in the modernist style of writing, and his literature is well quoted. Arguably, his most famous work is Hollow Men, who’s last four lines are some of poetry’s most quoted, ever. However, he wrote many other important poems, including the Wasteland and the Love Song of Alfred J Prufrock. These poems are characterized by allusions to other works, both his own works and othe
John Keats
John Keats
John Keats John Keats is considered one of the most important and influential romantic poets. Almost all of his writing was romantic, and helped define the genre. What sets romantic poetry, and Keats’ poetry, aside from others was the focus on beauty, the vivid descriptions and attention to details in his poems, and the imaginative narratives and style. A major theme in his poems, especially the odes, is desire to escape his human life through art. His poem Ode to a Nightingale is a perfect exam
Booker T. Washington:Up From Slavery
Booker T. Washington:Up From Slavery
Booker T. Washington:'Up from Slavery Anonymous The autobiography of Booker T. Washing titled Up From Slavery is a rich narrative of the man's life from slavery to one of the founders of the Tuskegee Institute. The book takes us through one of the most dynamic periods in this country's history, especially African Americans. I am very interested in the period following the Civil War and especially in the transformation of African Americans from slaves to freemen. Up From Slavery provides a great
The Color Purple
The Color Purple
The Color Purple Unknown The main theme this essay will be focusing on is the distinction between the real outcome of economic achievement as described in The Color Purple by the lynching of Celie's father, and its alternative economic view presented at the end of the novel depicting Celie's happiness and entrepreneurial success. We will attempt the task at hand by relating the novel to two Models (Historical and Empirical Data, Manners and Customs) of representation in the real and alter
The Incas
The Incas
The Incas justin lattierre The Inca were South American Indian people who ruled one of the largest and richest empires in the America's. The Inca Empire began to expand about 1438 and occupied a vast region that centered on the capital, Cusco, in southern Peru. The Empire extended more than 2,500 miles (4,020 kilometers) along the western coast of South America. It included parts of Present - Day Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. The Inca Empire was conquered by Spanish For
Power Shifts Of Macbeth
Power Shifts Of Macbeth
Power Shifts of Macbeth Janelle Draper DRAMA OFTEN EXAMINES THE WAYS INDIVIDUALS STRUGGLE TO DOMINATE AND/OR MINIPULATE EACH OTHER. DISCUSS THE TECHNIQUES USED IN ONE OR MORE PLAYS, WHICH DRAW OUT ATTENTION TO THE POWER SHIFTS BWTWEEN CHARACTERS. The text Macbeth by famous playwright William Shakespeare portrays a dramatic power struggle by the careful employment of various literary techniques. Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself (Vladimir Ilyich Lenin) aptly describes t
History Of Haiku
History Of Haiku
History of Haiku MKD & Associates In Japan, short poems have a long history. The earliest Japanese poetry such as that of the Manyoshu, written in 759 A.D., includes stirring narrative, dramatic and short lyrical poems which scholars believe were originally written as part of the pre-Buddhist or early Shinto ceremonial rituals (Haiku). This anthology includes anonymous songs and prayers designed to celebrate and pacify the gods, prayers for safe voyages, formal eulogies on the death of an Empero
Realism In Uncle Vanya And A Dolls House
Realism In Uncle Vanya And A Dolls House
Realism in Uncle Vanya and A Doll's House Anonymous A play serves as the author's tool for critiquing society. One rarely encounters the ability to transcend accepted social beliefs. These plays reflect controversial issues that the audience can relate to because they interact in the same situations every day. As late nineteenth century playwrights point out the flaws of mankind they also provide an answer to the controversy. Unknowingly the hero or heroine solves the problem at the end of the p
A Psychological Profile Of Holden Caufield
A Psychological Profile Of Holden Caufield
A Psychological Profile of Holden Caufield Anonymous Thesis: Holden Caufield is a hostile, negatively charged character that suffers from depression which stems from a desire not to grow up and a lack of closure in his brothers death. If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like . . . (pg. 1) These first words that Holden Caufield communicates during his tell of events that brought him to his breakdo
The Color People
The Color People
The Color People Anonymous Rape, incest, sex , forced labor, and a little reefer on the side. These are all of the components of a Novel by Alice Walker. All of these views are illustrated proficiently in Alice Walkers third novel, The Color Purple. Each one of these aspects had a lasting impression upon the ideals and notions of the time. Walker's writing's helped to break the racial barrier that existed in some people's minds. One way that the barrier was destroyed was through Walker's depicti
Alice In Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland Anonymous Did you read and enjoy Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland books as a child? Or better still, did you have someone read them to you? Perhaps you discovered them as an adult or, forbid the thought, maybe you haven't discovered them at all! Those who have journeyed Through the Looking Glass generally love (or shun) the tales for their unparalleled sense of nonsense . Public interest in the books--from the time they were published more than a century ago--has almost be
Killer Angels
Killer Angels
Killer Angels Anonymous The novel The Killer Angles, by Michael Shaara, gives a story like depiction of the American Civil War at the Battle of Gettysburg. In this novel we see the views of both Confederate and Union armies. The officers for both sides in this novel used to go to war with each other but are now on different sides according to their political views. In the end both armies realized the war had accomplished nothing but all the deaths of soldiers. During the novel, the armies are go
As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying
As I lay Dying Anonymous The action of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying is simple: Addie Bundren dies; and in answer to her wishes, the body is taken for burial to Jefferson, some forty miles away. But the weather intervenes, and floodwaters require that the cortege take detours. Some nine days pass before the coffin, which before long clearly announces its passing to neighboring places, is finally laid to rest. These days involve battling flood water and a fire set by one of the children, the
Generation Ecstasy
Generation Ecstasy
Generation Ecstasy Unknown For my book report I read Generation Ecstasy. There was so much information in the book about the rave scene and ecstasy, I didn't know where to begin. It's been ten years since the English seized on Detroit techno, Chicago house, and New York garage as the seeds of what's generally agreed-over there, at least-to be the most significant music since punk, and they're celebrating with a slew of historical studies. Simon Reynolds attempts to bridge the gap with Generat
New Deal America
New Deal America
New Deal America [email protected] The stock market crash of 1929 helped launch the United States and many other nations into the worst economic depression in history. The severity of the Great Depression called for federal government programs to protect the general welfare of citizens. The New Deal programs created by Franklin D. Roosevelt provided the framework for the welfare state that still serves as a basis for American public policy. All aspects of American society suffered during the Great
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn Unknown Huckleberry Finn provides the narrative voice of Mark Twain's novel, and his honest voice combined with his personal vulnerabilities reveal the different levels of the Grangerfords' world. Huck is without a family: neither the drunken attention of Pap nor the pious ministrations of Widow Douglas were desirable allegiance. He stumbles upon the Grangerfords in darkness, lost from Jim and the raft. The family, after some initial cross-examination, welcomes, feeds and rooms
Book Review Of The Name Of The Rose: The Name Of The Truth
Book Review Of The Name Of The Rose: The Name Of The Truth
Book Review of The Name of the Rose: The Name of the Truth Anonymous Imagine a medieval Benedictine monastery, with cellarers, herbalists, gardeners, librarians, young novices. One after the other, half a dozen monks are found murdered in the most bizarre ways, and the reader very quickly finds out that the monastery, supposedly a place of piety and tranquility is the place of sin and corruption. William of Baskerville, a learned Franciscan who is sent to solve the mystery finds himself involved
Herodotus
Herodotus
Herodotus Lisa Bowen-Moore Herodotus (484-424 BC ?) a Greek historian, known as the father of history, who was the first historian to apply critical evaluation to his material, while also recording divergent opinions. He made his prose style resemble the finest poetry by its persuasiveness, its charm, and its utterly delightful effect. Although his writings have been praised, their trustworthiness has been questioned both in ancient and modern times. After four years in Athens, he traveled widel
Tess Of The DUrbervilles: Coincidences Lead To Consequences
Tess Of The DUrbervilles: Coincidences Lead To Consequences
Tess of the d'Urbervilles: Coincidences Lead to Consequences Angelica The belief that the order of things is already decided and that people's lives are determined by this greater power is called fate. Many people, called fatalists, believe in this and that they have no power in determining their futures. Despite this, many others believe that coincidence is the only explanation for the way their lives and others turn out. Thomas Hardy portrays chance and coincidence as having very significant
Characterization In The Scarlet Letter
Characterization In The Scarlet Letter
Characterization in The Scarlet Letter Chiquita Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804. After his graduation from Bowdoin College in Maine, he quickly became a well-known author of literary tales concerning early American life. Between 1825 and 1850, he developed his talent by writing short fiction, and he gained international fame for his fictional novel The Scarlet Letter in 1850 (Clendenning 118). Rufus Wilmot Griswold stated, The frivolous costume and brisk action of th
Red Badge Of Courage
Red Badge Of Courage
Red Badge of Courage Erika Koger Stephen Crane's literary technique has long been a matter of great interest, analysis, and speculation. In The Red Badge of Courage Crane takes us into the life of a young man named Henry Fleming, who wants to enlist in the United States Army and fight in the war against the South. By using irony, similes, and symbols, to name a few, Crane paints a vivid picture of what life was like for the fragile Henry Fleming. He opens our eyes to the vast reasons of separa
Invisible Man: Life On The Strings
Invisible Man: Life On The Strings
Invisible Man: Life on the Strings Anonymous Dolls. We are surrounded by dolls. G. I. Joe, Barbie, Polly Pocket, and WWF action figures. Prior to our plasticene friends we had paper dolls, marionettes, and delicately featured porcelain dolls. We are strangely fascinated by these cold, lifeless objects that look so much like ourselves. Children clutch them and create elaborate scenes, while adults are content to simply collect, allowing them to sit, motionless on a shelf, staring coolly back at t
Hamlet Analyzed In Terms Of Aristotles Poetics
Hamlet Analyzed In Terms Of Aristotles Poetics
Hamlet Analyzed in Terms of Aristotle's Poetics Unknown Aristotle's Poetics is considered the guide to a well written tragedy; his methods have been used for centuries. In Aristotle's opinion, plot is the most important aspect of the tragedy, all other parts such as character, diction, and thought stem from the plot. Aristotle defines a tragedy as ...an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the
The Jungle: A Close Examination
The Jungle: A Close Examination
The Jungle: A close examination Jeff L. Blackburn There are a million people, men and women and children, who share the curse of the wage-slave; who toil every hour they can stand and see, for just enough to keep them alive; who are condemned till the end of their days to monotony and weariness, to hunger and misery, to heat and cold, dirt and disease, to ignorance and drunkenness and vice! And then turn them over to me, and gaze upon the other side of the picture. There are a thousand-ten thous
Art, Literature And Society From 1955-1970
Art, Literature And Society From 1955-1970
Art, Literature and Society from 1955-1970 Arielle Fear and Loathing in a Clockwork Age Ah! The noble search for identity. That intangible achievement that all artists lust after and lay in torment over. And during the post war era that struggle reached incredible magnitudes. The world cried out for legions of anti-heroes, who were only virtuous in their unapologetic and brutally honest lack of virtue. And the art world provided as many counter culture messiahs as was needed to Damn the Man. T
Frederick Douglass: Portraying Slaveholders
Frederick Douglass: Portraying Slaveholders
Frederick Douglass: Portraying Slaveholders [email protected] Learning and knowledge make all the difference in the world, as Frederick Douglass proves by changing himself from another man?s slave to a widely respected writer. A person is not necessarily what others label him; the self is completely independent, and through learning can move proverbial mountains. The main focus of this essay is on the lives of the American Slaves, and their treatment by their masters. The brutality brough
Lord Of The Flies: Chapter 9-12 Notes
Lord Of The Flies: Chapter 9-12 Notes
Lord of the Flies: Chapter 9-12 Notes Kelsey Lobsinger 1. After Simon is killed, the next paragraph begins, The clouds open and let the rain down like a waterfall? When the boys kill Simon they not only kill him and spirituality, but what they perceive to be the beast. Because the beast was created by them and embodied all of their evils, one of its interpretations can be as mankind's sin. Simon is very similar to Jesus in this book. The Roman's ruled the world during Jesus' life, and now a si
Gestures - The DOs And TABOOs Of Body Language Around The World
Gestures - The DOs And TABOOs Of Body Language Around The World
Gestures - The DO's and TABOOs of body language around the world Tracy Merkel Axtell, Roger E. Gestures: The DO?s and TABOOS of Body Language Around the World. Jon Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1998 -- Rev. and expanded edition. Over the past decade the author has been presenting seminars, speeches and workshops around the United States on the subject of international behavior. This book is the result of accumulation of more than ten years of research on the subject and it includes research on his travels
All Quiet On The Western Front - Complete Summary
All Quiet On The Western Front - Complete Summary
All Quiet on the Western Front - Complete Summary daniel the dopest All Quiet on the Western Front - Overall Summary All Quiet on the Western Front is an anti-war novel from the opening chapters. Many critics of the novel in the early days after the publication of the novel blamed Remarque for writing for shock value. They did not want to believe his novel represented the truth about World War I. In many ways, such people were like Paul's schoolmaster, Kantorek. They wanted to cling to classical
Lord Of The Rings: Picked Apart
Lord Of The Rings: Picked Apart
Lord of the Rings: Picked Apart Sean Novak Imagine yourself in a pre-industrial world full of mystery and magic. Imagine a world full of monsters, demons, and danger, as well as a world full of friends, fairies, good wizards, and adventure. In doing so you have just taken your first step onto a vast world created by author and scholar John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Tolkien became fascinated by language at an early age during his schooling, in particularly, the languages of Northern Europe, both anci
As I Lay Dying - Objectivity/Subjectivity
As I Lay Dying - Objectivity/Subjectivity
As I Lay Dying - Objectivity/Subjectivity jess ?Through the use of many characters monologues the narrative point of view presents an objective view of what really happened.? This statement is not adequate in connection with William Faulkner?s novel, As I Lay Dying. Though many points of view are expressed through the use of interior monologue, even when compiled, they cannot serve as an ?objective? view of what really happened. There are many monologues by many different people, often with oppo
Huck Finn
Huck Finn
Huck Finn Matt Cole Huckleberry Finn provides the narrative voice of Mark Twain's novel, and his honest voice combined with his personal vulnerabilities reveal the different levels of the Grangerfords' world. Huck is without a family: neither the drunken attention of Pap nor the pious ministrations of Widow Douglas were desirable allegiance. He stumbles upon the Grangerfords in darkness, lost from Jim and the raft. The family, after some initial cross-examination, welcomes, feeds and rooms Huck
The Truman Show
The Truman Show
The Truman Show ?The Truman Show? is a profoundly disturbing movie. On the surface, it deals with the worn out issue of the intermingling of life and the media. Examples for such incestuous relationships abound: Ronald Reagan, the cinematic president was also a presidential movie star. In another movie (?The Philadelphia Experiment?) a defrosted Rip Van Winkle exclaims upon seeing Reagan on television (40 years after his forced hibernation started): ?I know this guy, he used to play Cowboys in t
Taming The Beast: Pathological Narcissism And The Quality Of Life
Taming The Beast: Pathological Narcissism And The Quality Of Life
Taming the Beast: Pathological Narcissism and the Quality of Life Part 1 Many textbooks (and many patients ...) claim that the psychodynamic therapies when applied to personality disorders are ineffective. Functional (cognitive, behavioral) treatments should be preferred in certain cases and regarding certain aspects of the disorder. To a Narcissist, I would recommend a beavioral-cognitive-functional and less protracted type of therapy. (1) Know and accept thyself. This is what you are. You are