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King Lear: The Role of the Fool Ben In Shakespeare?s, King Lear, the Fool plays three major roles. One of these roles is of an ?inner-conscience? of Lear. The Fool provides basic wisdom and reasoning for the King at much needed times. The Fool also works as amusement for Lear in times of sadness and is also one of the only people besides the Duke of Kent and Cordelia who are willing to stand up to the King. The Fool works as the ?inner conscience? of Lear throughout the play. The Fool shows Lear
Indian Boarding School E.S. Compressed emotions, that is the explanation a teacher once gave to the ongoing question, What is poetry? He said it was someone's deepest emotions, as if you were reading them right out of that person's mind, which in that case would not consist of any words at all. If someone tells you a story, it is usually like a shell. Rarely are all of the deepest and most personal emotions revealed effectively. A poem of that story would be like the inside of the shell. It
Song of Myself: Individuality and Free Verse Shroomlife Forged in the fire of revolution and defined by manifest destiny, America has always been the land of the individual. Although the American dream has not always been consistent, (married with 2.5 kids, 2 cars, a dog and a satisfying job), the spirit of innovation, individuality and progress remains unchanged. The father of free verse, and perhaps the American perspective of poetry, Walt Whitman embodies these values in his life and work. Fi
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
Bipolar Disorder: Cause of Great Madness or Great Genius? Kelly Hamm Is bipolar disorder the cause of great madness or great genius? The symptoms of this mental illness may also be considered as the driving forces behind some of the most gifted and talented people to grace our society. Although individuals with this illness may have some obstacles to overcome, it can be accomplished. With all of the treatment programs that are widely available, people have many options and methods to turn to for
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
Wilfred Owen Jessica Jane Martin, Sydney,Australia Does Owens poetry do more than offer the reader an insight into the horrors of war? Discuss with reference to at least two poems. Wilfred Owen is arguable the greatest of the world war one poets. This is a man who through personal experience offers us not only insight into the astrocities of war but also illustrates the struggle of nature and the mental state these men cross into on the battle field. In ?Spring Offensive?, Owen mixes the ideas o
Emily DIckinson Jennifer McNeely Emily Dickinson, recognized as one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century, was born December 10, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts (Benfey, 1). Dickinson?s greatness and accomplishments were not always recognized. In her time, women were not recognized as serious writers and her talents were often ignored. Only seven of her 1800 poems were ever published. Dickinson?s life was relatively simple, but behind the scenes she worked as a creative and tal
Shakespeare and Frost - Masters of their Trade Andrew Harris ?The art of the poet is to explore the very questions of human existence?. The art of poetry is a deep and involved process, which when used properly to infer an existentialist message, can turn lines of ink into a work of art. Major and famous authors of times past and present have frequently, and continue to deal with these issues of human existence. Two of these masters, William Shakespeare and Robert Frost are examples of writers w
The Aztec Nation Unknown A distant sound is heard. It sounds like a deep drum being hit with a heavy instrument. You hear it again and strain your eyes in the direction of the sound. All around you is dense jungle. Snakes slither between your legs. You hear the sound once again. In front of you is a dense stand of ferns. You part them and look down into a wide open valley. The valley gets so wide and it is so green that it takes your breath away. But that is not what you are looking at. You are
Examination of Music History Unknown A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become. - W.H. Auden. This quote best explains the complex art of music. Music is an elaborate art form that will always remain ever changing. Music developed drastically from it's beginning in the Prehistoric era to the 14th Century. The exact origin of music is unknown. It is known that music was used in prehistoric times in magical or spiritual rituals but no othe
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
What Caused The Downfall of Sparta? ethan Hypothesis: Sparta collapsed because they did not allow the helots to fight in battle The Beginning of Sparta In about 100 BCE, the Dorians invaded Greece from the North. During the Dark Ages, the Dorians made their way south, capturing the inhabitants of the lands they passed through as helots. At the beginning of the Dark Ages, it is thought that there were many Dorian settlements in Laconia, each with their own helot population. At some time during th
Michelangelo Unknown Michelangelo was pessimistic in his poetry and an optimist in his artwork. Michelangelo's artwork consisted of paintings and sculptures that showed humanity in it's natural state. Michelangelo's poetry was pessimistic in his response to Strazzi even though he was complementing him. Michelangelo's sculpture brought out his optimism. Michelangelo was optimistic in completing The Tomb of Pope Julius II and persevered through it's many revisions trying to complete his vision. Sc
The Psychological Affects of the Holocaust Unknown The Holocaust was a tragic point in history which many people believe never happened. Others who survived it thought it should never have been. Not only did this affect the people who lived through it, it also affected everyone who was connected to those fortunate individuals who survived. The survivors were lucky to have made it but there are times when their memories and flashbacks have made them wish they were the ones who died instead of liv
A Dream Deferred Unknown The poetry of Langston Hughes, the poet laureate of Harlem, is an effective commentary on the condition of blacks in America during the 20th Century. Hughes places particular emphasis on Harlem, a black area in New York that became a destination of many hopeful blacks in the first half of the 1900?s. In much of Hughes' poetry, a theme that runs throughout is that of a dream deferred. The recurrence of adream deferred in several Hughes poems paints a clear picture of
Song of Myself Unknown Divinity, Sexuality and the Self Through his poetry, Whitman's Song of Myself makes the soul sensual and makes divine the flesh. In Whitman's time, the dichotomy between the soul and the body had been clearly defined by centuries of Western philosophy and theology. Today, the goodness of the soul and the badness of the flesh still remain a significant notion in contemporary thought. Even Whitman's literary predecessor, Emerson, chose to distinctly differentiate the soul
The way Technology has changed Man: Hopkins and Wordsworth Unknown Where do you want to go today?. We all know this slogan of the most advanced software company in the world, Microsoft. The question we will soon have to answer is were we can't go today. William Wordsworth, a quaint man from the late 18th century and early 19th century, understood the need for change in this world and expressed a pre-mature concern for the future that still applies to this very day in The world is too much wit
Ralph Waldo Emerson Unknown Introduction Ralph Waldo Emerson ...was truly one of our great geniuses even though he may have a short biography (Hodgins 212). But as Emerson once said himself, Great geniuses have the shortest biographies. Emerson was also a major leader of the philosophical movement of Transcendentalism. (Encarta 1) Transcendentalism was belief in a higher reality than that found everyday life that a human can achieve. Biographical Information Emerson was born on May 25, 180
Lord of the Flies Jake Roland The classic novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is an exciting adventure deep into the nether regions of the mind. The part of the brain that is suppressed by the mundane tasks of modern society. It is a struggle between Ralph and Jack, the boys and the Beast, good and evil. The story takes a look at what would happen if a group of British school boys were to become stranded on an island. At first the boys have good intentions, keep a fire going so that a pas
Dead Poets Society Daniel Frey It was Mr Keating's blatant abuse of position as teacher that led directly to Neil's death. We are asked to discuss the above statement after watching the movie: Dead Poets Society. This statement I feel is ridiculous and when I have finished this essay you will agree. The school was a dull, meaningless place where tradition and reputation was put before creativity and education. That was until Mr Keating, came to the school as an English teacher. He focused ar
Hamlet's Soliloquy Richard Thomas Look at Hamlet's soliloquy and examine how it reveals to the audience what he feels and thinks The purpose of a soliloquy is to outline the thoughts and feelings of a certain character at a point in the play. It reveals the innermost beliefs of the character and offers an unbiased perspective as it is merely the character talking to the audience, albeit not directly, and not to any other characters who may cause the character to withhold their true opinions. The
Greek Mythology and Religion Unknown Mythology is the study and interpretation of myth and the body of myths of a particular culture. Myth is a complex cultural phenomenon that can be approached from a number of viewpoints. In general, myth is a narrative that describes and portrays in symbolic language the origin of the basic elements and assumptions of a culture. Mythic narrative relates, for example, how the world began, how humans and animals were created, and how certain customs, gestures,
London - Poetry Analysis ethan In this poem, Blake is trying to dispel the myth of grandeur and glory associated with London and to show the 'real' people of London and how they felt. London was seen and portrayed as a powerful and wonderful city where the wealthy lived and socialised. However, Blake knew that London was really a dirty, depressing and poverty-stricken city filled with slums and the homeless and chronically sick. To reveal the truth, Blake combines description of people and place
Alfred Sasoon's poetry ethan & tim Sassoon's bitterness against the war is made clear through his poetry, which is filled with his resentment against war, the futility of it and the high price that had to be paid. In the poem 'A working party' Sassoon's feelings towards the futility of war and the waste of life that war brings about is made clear through his use of his language and the way he makes the reader feel as if they know the man in the poem. In this and many other poems, Sassoon uses ir
Ancient Greek Drama sh0rt1 ORIGINS OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA Theater was born in Attica, an Ionic region of Greece. It originated from the ceremonial orgies of Dionysos but soon enough its fields of interest spread to various myths along with historic facts. As ancient drama was an institution of Democracy, the great tragic poets Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides as well as the comedian Aristophanes elevated public debate and political criticism to a level of aesthetic achievement. Euripides and the
Tupac Shakur Lexus Tupac Shakur was a very influential person in 20th century USA. He was born on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn New York, and died on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas Nevada (unknown author, no title, no page, letter code C). But his family moved around a lot while he was a kid (Bastin, J.D.). He eventually ended up in the Bay Area California alone and spent his first two years there homeless (unknown author, no title, n.p., letter code D). He grew up with only his mom and loved her v
The Renaissance in Italy J. Rich The Italian Renaissance was called the beginning of the modern age. The word Renaissance itself is derived from the Latin word rinascere, which means to be reborn. Many dramatic changes occurred during this time in the fields of philosophy, art, politics, and literature. New emphasis was placed on enjoying life and the world around you. Talented individuals sought self-gratification through art, literature, and architecture, and their achievments would influence
Young Goodman Brown, The Maypole of Merrymount, and The Birth-Mark Naomi I began my Hawthorne reading task with The Birth-Mark. I picked this story because I am familiar with the Maypole of Merrymount and Young Goodman Brown, and I wanted to try something different. I was pleasantly surprised with The Birth-Mark, in my mind it far surpasses the latter two stories. I think one of the most admirable traits of Hawthorne is his ability to write as though actions are taking place somewhere in the pre
Bruce Dawe's Poetry Anonymous Discuss 2 of Dawe's poems which illustrates his belief that ordinary things in life are a good subject for poetry. Bruce Dawe poems illustrate his version of ordinary. The poems I have studied of his work have been about life and how people deal with everyday living. Such poems as Drifters and Homosuburbiensis are good examples of how Dawe captures the meaning of ordinary. Drifters is about a family who move from place to place, as the father needs to move by th
Walter Whitman Rick Price Through the history of the United States there have been a countless numbers of poets. With them came an equal number of writing styles. Certainly one of the most unique poets to write life's story through his own view of the world and with the ambition to do it was Walter Whitman. Greatly criticized by many readers of his work, Whitman was not a man to be deterred. Soon he would show the world that he had a voice, and that it spoke with a poet's words. Afoot and lighth
Victorian England Mark Shuler The Victorian era, from the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 until her death in 1901, was an era of several unsettling social developments that forced writers more than ever before to take positions on the immediate issues animating the rest of society. Thus, although romantic forms of expression in poetry and prose continued to dominate English literature throughout much of the century, the attention of many writers was directed, sometimes passionately, to such
Willow Ray Schmit She was born with the mark on her arm, the mark of the one who would cause the downfall of queen Bavmorda and end her evil rain. The legend told her that the prophecy was the queens grates fear and now it was about to some true. Willow Ufgood had always wanted to be a magician. to be wise and respected in his community. His dreams were about to become true. All of these things you will read in my report. The main charters of this book are: - Willow ufgood- a nelwyn that wishes
Alexander the Great Tommy It is a lovely thing to live with great courage and die leaving an everlasting fame. Alexander The Great Long before the birth of Christ, the land directly above what we know as Greece today, was called Macedonia. Macedonia still exists, but it is now Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and modern Greece. Macedonia was considered to be part of ancient Greece, but the people of these two countries couldn't be more different. No people in history ever gave so much to the human race as
Milton to Pope Jason Neal In this essay I will attempt to contrast the type of society that would create a Milton to a society that would create a Pope. Although you may be able to understand what I'm saying from my essay, the depth of what I want to say can not be put into words, and therefore I suggest that you read and compare the same information that I have. I will now explain a bit about Milton and Pope to help you get an understanding. Milton was born into the middle class and grew up in
?[L]iterary work is not a closed system?, it is part of a pre-existing conversation present within society (Sider 331). The poetics of romance and sensibility seem particularly concerned with reader involvement. This idea is exemplified in Keats? poem, ?Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil?. Neither the poet nor the reader is an uninvolved observer, in ?Isabella?, merely there to watch the tale of Isabel and Lorenzo?s unrequited love unfold. Throughout ?Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil? Keats elicits r
King Arthur By the ninth century people all over were telling the fabulous tales and romances about Arthur and his kingdom. The common people heard them sung by bards, while in the court poets wrote different versions. In each retelling the speaker would select certain details for emphasis and introduce new elements, so that the story could be adapted to the particular time and audience. Although most historians believe that there actually did exist an Arthur, they differ on how major his role w
Paige Pickering Mr. Starr English III 3 March 2010 Similarities in Fireside Poetry ?Thanatopsis?, written by William Cullen Bryant, and ?The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls?, written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow are both uplifting poems about nature and life repeating and creating a cycle. Although they are two poems of their own, they both give a reassuring feeling of happiness for repetition. In both ?Thanatopsis? and ?The Tide Rises,? the subject, the structure and the use of imagery are very muc
Can you give a good essay about the following through 2 days ?? i will wait your reply on my email?? plz help Drawing on two or more scholarly sources and in no more than 1500 words, discuss John Keats?s representation of Madeline in ?The Eve of St. Agnes.? a should represent the general idea about the gender issue in the Romantic period. Particularly relevant in this respect is that you think about the relationship between gender and genre: is the romance narrative a feminine or a masculine gen
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
It can be argued that the vanguard of development has always been reflected in the arts of a culture. It is the poets, the dreamers and artists who are the architects of the future; the ones who build the world they want to live in, the ones who dream out loud1. Music is an elaborate art form, tempered by the emotions of those who create it and as such the dreams, creations and inventions are partly the products ? or at least artifacts ? of the world around them. As such, the social, economic
Poetry (from the [Greek] 'poiesis'/ù [poieo/], a making: a forming, creating, or the art of poetry, or a poem) is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns, lyrics, or prose poetry. It is published in dedicated magazines (the longest established being Poetry a
An Essay on Man is a poem published by Alexander Pope in 1734. It is a rationalistic effort to use philosophy in order to vindicate the ways of God to man (l.16), a variation of John Milton's claim in the opening lines of Paradise Lost, that he will justify the ways of God to man (1.26). It is concerned with the natural order God has decreed for man. Because man cannot know God's purposes, he cannot complain about his position in the Great Chain of Being (ll.33-34) and must accept that What
Nearly one sixth of all the human beings on Earth live in India, the world?s most populous democracy. Officially titled the Republic of India, it?s 1,269,413 sq. mi. lie in South Asia, occupying most of the Indian subcontinent, bordered by Pakistan (W); China, Nepal, and Bhutan (N); and Myanmar (E) and Bangladesh forms an enclave in the NE. Its borders encompass a vast variety of peoples, practicing most of the world?s major religions, speaking scores of different languages, divided into thousan
The title of the poem lends itself to how the poem is constructed. ?Glimpses? of four different aspects of the women?s lives are given, in short, image rich parts. Each aspect is given a ?heading? as such, giving the reader a clear picture on the context of the stanza(s) that follow. ?Live-in? is the aspect of how the women live their life with their employers on their property, ?off duty? is the aspect of the women in their own quarters, yet not truly their own, the third aspect ?one of the fa
The Chorus reacts to events as they happen, generally in a predictable, though not consistent, way. It generally expresses a longing for calm and stability. For example, in Oedipus the King, it asks Oedipus not to banish Creon (725?733); fearing a curse, it attempts to send Oedipus out of Colonus in Oedipus at Colonus (242?251); and it questions the wisdom of Antigone?s actions in Antigone (909?962). In moments like these, the Chorus seeks to maintain the status quo, which is generally seen to
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
William Wordswmorth William Wordsworth was born in 1770, in Cumbria, and was an English poet known as the pioneer of romantic poems. He studied at the St Johns College in Cambridge, where his passion for poetry was developed; in his last semester he left for a walking tour of Europe where he encountered the French Revolution. This, as well in living in France developed his view of the world and brought about his sympathies and interest for the troubles and hardships in life, which became the cen
The notion of identity in Derek Walcott?s poetry, with reference to the following poems: ?A Far Cry from Africa?, ?Names?, and ?The Sea Is History?. This paper will first attempt to examine the ways in which the question of identity is handled in each poem individually, and then finally attempt to pinpoint a cohesive notion of identity that threads its way through Walcott?s poetry as a whole. The very first image evocated in ?A Far Cry from Africa?, one of the most graphic of Walcott?s poems,; i
The pleasures of reading Animals may have moments of pleasure but only man has got a lot to do with it. It is through our sense organs that we enjoy pleasure. The sense of smell, sight, hearing, touch and taste each brings pleasure. Even the baby as soon as it is born feels the pleasure of sucking and the comfort of being cuddled in the wads of cloth in the mother\'s lap. But for the pleasing smell we will not be able to enjoy our food. We are thrilled by the sight of ice capped mountains or the