Novels

Jane Austens Works
Jane Austens Works
Jane Austen's Works Unknown First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has consistently been Jane Austen's most popular novel. It portrays life in the genteel rural society of the day, and tells of the initial misunderstandings and later mutual enlightenment between Elizabeth Bennet (whose liveliness and quick wit have often attracted readers) and the haughty Darcy. The title Pride and Prejudice refers (among other things) to the ways in which Elizabeth and Darcy first view each other. The ori
Self-Reliance: Misunderstood Greatness
Self-Reliance: Misunderstood Greatness
Self-Reliance: Misunderstood Greatness Unknown The quote that most provoked thought and emotion from within me comes from the essay Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. To be great is to be misunderstood was used by Emerson to explain the lagging growth of the conception of ideas and thoughts of his generation. Original and novel ideas were scorned by conservatives who believed the best method for learning was by repetition and memorization of proven classics written by previous generations
In Search For Independence And Self-fulfillment
In Search For Independence And Self-fulfillment
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
The Great Gatsby Symbolism Essay
The Great Gatsby Symbolism Essay
The Great Gatsby Symbolism Essay Kristin The Hidden Story in Green and White Color symbolism is really popular in novels written during the 1920's. One such example is Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. There is much color symbolism in this novel, but there are two main colors that stand out more than the others. The colors green and white influence the story greatly. Green shows many thoughts, ideas, attitudes, and choices that Gatsby has throughout the story. White represents the stere
The Birth Of A Nation And Greed
The Birth Of A Nation And Greed
The Birth of a Nation and Greed Jeremiah Chua The progress of the film industry was remarkably fast in the first quarter of this century. I have chosen two films namely The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Greed (1924) for comparison and contrast to show how much the industry had evolved within the short span of nine years. These two films are chosen for the short time span between them. This short time span will enable us to evaluate the development of the film industry in terms of the psychologica
Fahrenheit 451 And Brave New World
Fahrenheit 451 And Brave New World
Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World Anonymous Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451 are two books, both of which are supposed to be set in the future, which have numerous theme similarities throughout them. Of all their common factors, the ones that stand out most would have to be first, the outlawed reading of books; second, the preservation of health and youth at almost any cost and the keeping of people happy and stress-free; and third, the theme of the protagonist as being a loner or an outcast
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
Lord Of The Flies
Lord Of The Flies
Lord of the Flies Anonymous Setting The story takes place on an island somewhere in the ocean. The island is described by the author as tropical and boat shaped. Along the coast there are sandy beaches followed by a variety of vegetation and creepers. There are also the orchards, which rise up to the treeless and rocky and rugged mountain ridge which extends out of the ocean. Judging from the predicament and dialogue in this story the date in which it takes place is probably the mid 1900's dur
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
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Animal Farm Anonymous Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his psuedonym George Orwell, is an English author commonly known to write about political issues. Orwell has been highly acclaimed and criticized for his novels, including one of his most famous, Animal Farm. In a satirical form, George Orwell uses personified farm animals to express his views on stalinism in the novel Animal Farm. Throughout Orwell's early novels, democratic socialism kept the author from total despair of all humans(Green
Social Science Fiction In Asimovs Work
Social Science Fiction In Asimovs Work
'Social Science Fiction' in Asimov's work Unknown PART I Social science fiction? Science fiction is a term familiar to many people. This is especially true due to the tremendous influence of television. But the term social science fiction, although not heard too often, is a term is descriptive of most of today's science fiction literature. But what does it mean? Social science fiction is the term given to literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human being
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens Anonymous INTRODUCTION This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborhood wh
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
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
Earnest Hemingways Books
Earnest Hemingways Books
Earnest Hemingway's Books Anonymous Many of Ernest Hemingway's books have had different meaning and all could be interpreted in different way, but there has never been so much written about his other stories. Well the Old Man and the Sea had more written about it than any of his other novels and there have never been so many different types of interpretations about his other novels. The Old Man and the Sea is a book in which can be interpreted in many different ways. Here you will read what many
The Pearl
The Pearl
The Pearl Anonymous Kino, a poor Indian fisherman, lives on the Gulf of California with his wife Juana and son Coyotito. Their simple hut is made of brush, and the couple sleeps on mats thrown on the dirt floor, while Coyotito sleeps in a hanging box. Like others in their poor village, they depend on nature for survival. As The Pearl begins, dawn is breaking. Kino watches the sun rise and listens to the sounds of the morning. But within moments, a dangerous situation develops. A poisonous scorpi
Animal Farm And A Tale Of Two Cities: Social Criticism
Animal Farm And A Tale Of Two Cities: Social Criticism
Animal Farm and A Tale of Two Cities: Social Criticism Anonymous Many authors receive their inspiration for writing their literature from outside sources. The idea for a story could come from family, personal experiences, history, or even their own creativity. For authors that choose to write a book based on historical events, the inspiration might come from their particular viewpoint on the event that they want to dramatize. George Orwell and Charles Dickens wrote Animal Farm and A Tale of Two
Beowulf: Grendel
Beowulf: Grendel
Beowulf: Grendel Anonymous John Gardner introduces the reader of Grendel to an intimate side of Unferth unseen in the epic poem Beowulf. In Grendel we behold what a pathetic, sniveling wimp Unferth has become. In Beowulf all that we see is a jealous bastard. Why did Gardner make the character of Unferth so different from the original depiction? He didn?t. The only change in Unferth from Beowulf to Grendel is his realistic characterization in Grendel. After the drunken Danes give Beowulf his warm
William Carlos Williams
William Carlos Williams
William Carlos Williams Anonymous William Carlos Williams was born September 17, 1883 in Rutherford, N.J. His father had emigrated from Birmingham, England, and his mother from Puerto Rico. He was admitted in 1902 to the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania, where he met two poets, Hilda Doolittle and Ezra Pound. A long term friendship ensued between Pound and himself, such that Williams said he was able to divide his life into two distinct segments: Before Pound and After Pound. ^1
Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Grim Prediction Of The Future
Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Grim Prediction Of The Future
Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Grim Prediction of the Future Unknown Nineteen Eighty-Four was written between the years of 1945 and 1948. Orwell got the title from switching the last two numbers of the publication date. In Orwell's criticism of a perfect society, his book became known as one of the greatest anti-utopian novels of all time. The book's message is so powerful that some say it went so far as to prevent the sinister future from realizing itself. Althought the book starts out as the story of
Animal Farm As Animal Satire
Animal Farm As Animal Satire
Animal Farm as Animal Satire R?dvan Korkut This study aims to determine that George Orwell's Animal Farm is a political satire which was written to criticise totalitarian regimes and particularly Stalin's practices in Russia. In order to provide background information that would reveal causes led Orwell to write Animal Farm, Chapter one is devoted to a brief summary of the progress of author's life and significant events that had impact on his political convictions. Chapter one also presents bac
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Animal Farm Unknown The novel, Animal Farm, was written by George Orwell and was published in 1946. The story is about a farm in England around the time of the Russian revolution. The animals on Manor Farm are irritated with the way they are being treated, so they start a revolution. The pigs, who were the smartest animals on the farm, took control of the farm while the other animals worked. Throughout the novel the pigs lie to the other animals and change the rules, of the farm to accommodate t
A Tale Of Two Cities And Lord Of The Flies: Cruelty
A Tale Of Two Cities And Lord Of The Flies: Cruelty
A Tale of Two Cities and Lord of the Flies: Cruelty [email protected] The theme of human cruelty and its effects is displayed throughout the novels, A Tale of Two Cities, and Lord of the Flies. There were many deaths throughout both novels that could have been avoided, while instead they were lost. In A Tale of Two Cities, many people were left to die in the Bastille, similar to Dr. Manette; many of who did not deserve to die and could have been saved. Similarly, many of the little children
A Tale Of Two Cities And The Princess Bride: Loyalty
A Tale Of Two Cities And The Princess Bride: Loyalty
A Tale of Two Cities and The Princess Bride: Loyalty [email protected] In the novels A Tale of Two Cities and The Princess Bride the theme of loyalty is displayed throughout the stories. Dr. Manette and Wesley are perfect examples of this. He is loyal to Lucie under all circumstances. This is shown by his daily devotion to her, as he forgets about everything else just to make her happy. Similarly, Wesley is devoted to Buttercup in a very similar fashion. He sacrifices everything else just fo
The Hobbit Book Review
The Hobbit Book Review
The Hobbit Book Review [email protected] The main character of the book is Mr. Bilbo Baggins. He is the Hobbit who led the Dwarves to the Lonely Mountain to reclaim their treasure from the dragon named Smaug. Bilbo is middle aged and resides in a clean, warm burrow dug into the side of a hill. In the beginning of the story Bilbo is a very weak character. He is easily frightened, and very shy. One of his strengths though, is that he is of the mythical race called Hobbits. Hobbits are known
Death Leads To Matuarity
Death Leads To Matuarity
Death Leads To Matuarity Ann In the entire life cycle of a human being, teenage stage is the fun, memorable, and some time the wild part. In this teenage stage, the teenagers experiment with everything without caring about the consequences. For most people, the life prior to the teenage stage is the most exciting part because there are no worries; every thing is fun. When the teenage life begins, most of their behaviours change while adapting to various habits. They follow good and bad behaviour
Personal Essay - Reading And Writing
Personal Essay - Reading And Writing
Personal Essay - Reading and Writing Doug Lee Lacking experience in writing and reading, English is my most feared subject. It is the one and only vulnerable spot in my otherwise invincible academic armor. I hate writing and I despise reading. Other than magazines, I cannot recall reading anything since The Crucible which was a teacher assigned book in my sophomore high school English class. Not that I read a lot before that, I don't remember reading any books in my middle school years neither
1984
1984
1984 Anonymous It has always been man?s dream to see and understand the future in an attempt to prepare himself for events which will eventually unfold. This hope is the premise for futuristic novels like George Orwell?s 1984, which, step by step, moves through the life of a rebellious citizen trapped in a world of deceit and propaganda. Very few people have been exposed to such a treacherous environment as Oceania, where Winston, the main character, resides. Therefore, it was necessary for the
The Anti-Slavery Effort
The Anti-Slavery Effort
The Anti-Slavery Effort drew Slavery in America can be traced as far back as when Europeans began settling the North American continent. The first town established in the New Worlrd was Jamestown in 1607, and the first slave arrived on the continent in 1619. European pioneers that colonized North America brought slaves with them to help settle the new land, work their plantations growing valuable cash crops such as tobacco and sugar, and to cook and clean in their homes. Most people didn?t see s
Fahrenheit 451 - Duality
Fahrenheit 451 - Duality
Fahrenheit 451 - Duality c.m. Dualities are the most elementary of comparisons, and are the easiest for the mind to comprehend in that total opposites are brought to attention. These opposites subconsciously provide one with a deeper insight of the material and consciously entertain. In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, many dualisms are included both within Montag and in the outside world that provide 180 degree flip-side views, giving the book further depth and inner meaning. Within the many laye
Star Wars
Star Wars
Star Wars tim ream People are always looking for a good way to escape the pangs of work. Since work is so important in society today that it is almost impossible to avoid doing work without having to pay the price in the future. The perfect escape would be one that alleviates the strain of work yet does not incur any future expenses. Many people have found science fiction novels and movies to be great escape mechanisms. Science fiction is such a perfect escape for many people because it allows i
Symbolism In The House Of The Seven Gables
Symbolism In The House Of The Seven Gables
Symbolism in The House of the Seven Gables Rebecca Smith American literature reflects life and the struggles faced during existence. Symbols are an eloquent way for an author to create a more fully developed work of art. The stories themselves tell a tale; however, an author also uses symbols to relay his message in a more subtle manner. Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the earliest authors to use symbols as an integral part of his plots. This is clearly seen in both The Scarlet Letter and in The
Nineteen Eighty-Four: An Examination Of Totalitarian Rule In Oceania
Nineteen Eighty-Four: An Examination Of Totalitarian Rule In Oceania
Nineteen Eighty-Four: An examination of totalitarian rule in Oceania Tarik Cherkaoui Having studied George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four', I intend to discuss the type of Government envisaged by Orwell and to what extent his totalitarian Party, 'Ingsoc', satirises past regimes. I will also discuss Orwell's motive in writing such a piece and how his writing style helps it become clear. The main theme of Nineteen Eighty-Four concerns the restrictions imposed on individual freedom by a totalitaria
Brave New World And The Giver: Similar Yet Different
Brave New World And The Giver: Similar Yet Different
Brave New World and The Giver: Similar yet Different Lindsay Evans When one examines the similarities between Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and The Giver by Lois Lowry, they may be baffled. They may think that Lowry just did a run off of Huxley's highly successful masterpiece. The similarities are extraordinary, but so are their differences. Many aspects of these novels are almost identical while others are completely foreign to each other. Both of these novels feature structure societies, b
The Scarlet Letter: Symbolic Characters
The Scarlet Letter: Symbolic Characters
The Scarlet Letter: Symbolic characters Abby Symbolic characters are very important in most powerful novels. One classic that uses characters as symbols is The Scarlet Letter. This novel is about a woman in Puritan society, Hester, who commits adultery with her minister, Arthur Dimmesdale. She has a daughter, Pearl, and is forced to wear a scarlet letter the rest of her life. Arthur hides his sin and becomes extremely troubled. Hester?s husband, Roger, takes it upon himself to judge and punish A
Tragedy And The Common Man
Tragedy And The Common Man
Tragedy and the Common Man Angelica In Arthur Miller?s 1949 essay, Tragedy and the Common Man, Miller began by saying, In this age few tragedies are written. This particular essay was published in the New York Times, was also the preface that was prepared for Death of a Salesman in 1949. Before Miller?s Death of a Salesman, there was only one type of tragedy?that which fit Aristotle?s definition. For Aristotle, plays of tragedy had to revolve around kings, gods, or people of high class.
Why Did Jews Play Such A Disproportionate Part In The Cultural Life Of
Why Did Jews Play Such A Disproportionate Part In The Cultural Life Of
Why did jews play such a disproportionate part in the cultural life of fin de siecle Vienna ? Jack Elliot Mythenbildung ist wie kristallisation in der gesattigten salzlosung: es wird dann im entscheidenden augenblick alles mythisch Arthur Schnitzler (Buch der Freunde) (1) Viennese Jews proportionally did have more representatives in the cultural sphere. This can be because they had the means, ways and opportunity to exploit their situation to pursue the arts. Steven Beller states quite unequiv
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
Dont Care High - Summary
Dont Care High - Summary
Don't Care High - Summary Mike D'Aprile The novel Don?t Care High was written by Gordan Korman. This novel, as well as other novels he wrote were based partly on his experiences in high school, where he says, ?the only way to get through high school alive was by laughing?. This novel relates to teenagers about high school and how their high school is different. Korman wrote his first novel at age 12, This Can?t Be Happening at McDonald Hall. Korman graduated from New York University?s Dramatic W
Farenheit 451 And Brave New World
Farenheit 451 And Brave New World
Farenheit 451 and Brave New World Benny Langley Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451 are two books, both of which are supposed to be set in the future, which have numerous theme similarities throughout them. Of all their common factors, the ones that stand out most would have to be first, the outlawed reading of books; second, the superficial preservation of beauty and happiness; and third, the theme of the protagonist as being a loner or an outcast from society because of his differences in belie
Howards End: Book Review
Howards End: Book Review
Howards End: Book Review slipper Howards End by E. M. Forster deals with the conflict of class distinctions and human relationships. The quintessence of the main theme of this lovely novel is: Only connect!?Only connect the prose and passion?and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. This excerpt represents the main idea that Forster carries through the book: relationships, not social status, are--or at least should be--the most important thing for people. Howards
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
Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair luvdabass Upton Sinclair was an American writer whose works reflects not only the inside but also the socialists view on things. Upton sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born into a family which held to it?s Southern aristocracy in every thing that was done. When Sinclair was ten years old, the family packed up and moved to New York City ( Where there were more opportunities to succeed ). Upton Beall Sinclair began writing when he was 15 years old. He mostly wrote et
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Collin McIntyre Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is the third book in the trilogy of J. K. Rowlings other Harry Potter books, though she is coming out with four more books in the coming years. Just to quickly run through the two previous books; Harry Potter is a wizard, who?s parents were killed by the worst dark wizard ever known. The reason why Harry Potter is still around, is because Lord Voldemort failed to kill Harry. His spell hit Harry, bu
William Faulkner
William Faulkner
William Faulkner Kristen William Faulkner is viewed by many as America's greatest writer of prose fiction. He was born in New Albany, Mississippi, where he lived a life filled with good times as well as bad. However, despite bad times he would become known as a poet, a short story writer, and finally one of the greatest contemporary novelists of his time. William Faulkner's accomplishments resulted not only from his love and devotion to writing, but also from family, friends, and certain uncontr
Chaim Potok And The Problem Of Assimilation For The American Jew
Chaim Potok And The Problem Of Assimilation For The American Jew
Chaim Potok and the Problem of Assimilation for the American Jew Marta Layton America has been a country of immigrants since Europeans first settled it over five hundred years ago. America has always faced the problem of assimilation, a challenge faced by every country with a considerable immigrant population. Because immigrants founded America, her culture is a combination of the cultures of other countries. Should these immigrants isolate themselves from the mainstream American culture, or sho
Of Mice And Men
Of Mice And Men
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
An American Tragedy And The Futility Of The American Dream
An American Tragedy And The Futility Of The American Dream
An American Tragedy and the futility of the American Dream Tony Zarembski An American Tragedy is an intriguing, frighteningly realistic journey into the mind of a murderer. It is a biography of its era. And, it is also historical fiction. But what makes this novel a classic? While society has changed dramatically since 1925, Dreiser's novel, which shows the futility of The American Dream and the tragedies that trying to live it can cause, accurately summarizes social mores of this and any time
Jane Eyre: Sexism
Jane Eyre: Sexism
Jane Eyre: Sexism King Dingo In the cases of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice and Emily Bronte's Jane Eyre, the ideals of romantic love are very much the same. In both 19th century novels, women's wants and needs are rather simplified. However, this could also be said for the roles and ideals of the male characters. While it was obvious that this era was responsible for a large amount of anti-female sexism in society and the economy, can it also be said that male-female partnerships were
Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker Unknown Abraham (Bram) Stoker was born November 8, 1847 at 15 The Crescent, Clontarf, North of Dublin, the third of seven children. For the first 7 years of his life Stoker was bedridden with a myriad of childhood diseases which afforded him much time to reading. By the time he went to college, Stoker had somehow overcome his childhood maladies and while at Trinity College, Dublin, the honor student was involved in soccer and was a marathon running champion. He was also involved in v
Robert Penn Warren
Robert Penn Warren
Robert Penn Warren Unknown Robert Penn Warren, born in Guthrie, Kentucky in 1905, was one of the twentieth century's most eminent American writers. He was a distinguished novelist and poet, literary critic, essayist, short story writer, and coeditor of numerous textbooks. He also a founding editor of The Southern Review, a journal of literary criticism and political thought. The primary influences on Robert Warren's career as a poet were probably his Kentucky boyhood, and his relationships with