Anderson And Hemingway's Use Of The First Person - 1,176 words
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." At one point in his short story, "Big Two-Hearted River: Part II", Hemingway's character Nick speaks in the first person. Why he adopts, for one line only, the first person voice is an interesting question, without an easy answer. Sherwood Anderson does the same thing in the introduction to his work, Winesburg, Ohio. The first piece, called "The Book of the Grotesque", is told from the first person point of view. But after this introduction, Anderson chooses not to allow the first person to narrate the work. Anderson and Hemingway both wrote collections of short stories told in the third person, and the intrusion of ...
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First Person Perspective Biography Of Steven Spielberg - 580 words
I'm Steven Spielberg and I was born in Cincinnati on December 18, 1947, but I was mainly raised in New Jersey and Arizona. When I was 12 years old I used my dads 8mm camcorder and made a movie. I continued to make films with the camcorder for five more years until I went on a trip to Universal Studios. I was 17 years old and I broke away from the main tourist group to see the sound stages. I bumped into the head of Universal's editorial department, Chuck Silvers. We talked for about an hour and he wanted to see some of my 8mm films. When I showed them to him he said they were good but he could only wish me luck. So the next day I put on a suit and borrowed my fathers suitcase and walked in t ...
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A First Person Ringo Starr Biography From Birth Through The Beatles - 1,446 words
A Brief and Hopefully Accurate Summary of the Life and Times of Ringo Starr. I, Ringo Starr, was born on July seventh, 1940. I was named after my father. I was the only child of Richard Starkey and Elsie Gleave. The two had met while working together at a local bakery. They eventually married in 1936. My family resided at 9 Madryn Street, a six-room terrace house in a poor and rough working class section of Liverpool known as the Dingle. My father had left home when I was 3 years old. In 1944, My mother and I moved to 10 Admiral Grove, a smaller, less expensive terrace house around the corner. I called 10 Admiral Grove home until I moved to London with the Beatles. Determined to support hers ...
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Salem Witch Trials - 1,393 words
Many of the American colonists brought with them from Europe a belief in witches and the devil. During the seventeenth century, people were executed for being witches and follower of Satan. Most of these executions were performed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Mostly all of the accused were women, which makes some modern historians believe that the charges of witchcraft were a way of controlling the women who threatened the power of the men. During the witchcraft trials, hundreds of arrests were made, and some were even put to death on Gallows Hill (Karlsen 145). In 1698, the villagers of Salem won the right to establish their own Church. They chose the Reverend Samuel Parris as their mini ...
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City - 1,332 words
Cities exist for many reasons and the diversity of urban form and function can be traced to the complex roles that cities perform. Cities serve as centers of storage, commerce, and industry. The agricultural surplus from the surrounding country hinterland is processed and distributed within the city. Urban areas have also developed around marketplaces, where imported goods from distant places could be exchanged for the local products. Throughout history, cities have been founded at the intersections of transportation routes, or at points where market goods must shift from one mode of transportation to another such as river or ocean ports as well as railways. Cities are also sites of enormous ...
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Leonardo Davinci - 439 words
Throughout history there have been many people who have affected the way we live today. Some of these people have devised laws, created machines, or sculpted artwork. Leonardo DaVinci is one of these people. He was a painter, sculptor, inventor, musician, architect, scientist, and military engineer. Leonardo DaVinci was born on April 15, 1452 in the town of Vinci. At the age of nineteen he traveled to Florence to be an apprentice in the studio of Verrocchio. While he was there he began his painting career. His most famous pieces of works are The Last Supper, Madonna and Child with St. Anne, Mona Lisa, and Self-Portrait. DaVinci also painted the Battle of Anghiari, the Leda. These two pieces ...
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Compare Two Paintings - 1,479 words
Hunting Dogs by Jean-Dsir-Gustave Courbet is the first painting I looked at and I was created in 1867. The painting is oil on canvas and the size of it is 361/2 x 58 inch. Courbet paints two dogs and a dead hare in the woods. The woods are becoming dark and the sun is setting. The painting is dark and gloomy except for the quarreling dogs that the sun is directly setting on. With fine brushstrokes he sets a depressing mood because of the choice of dark colors. This picture is a very good example of its times because many paintings at that time told stories. The stories they told is what many people believed but no one dared to say in paintings or even words. This painting shows realism that ...
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Poe - 1,130 words
Elements of Fiction in Poe=s Writing Edgar Allan Poe was an artist of literature. He was one of the greatest thriller/story tellers that America has known. He was known as "a seminal figure in the development in science fiction and the detective story. His writing came to have enormous importance for modern French literature" (X, John Richardson). Edgar Allan Poe wasn't out to frighten his audience. According to Peithman, his interest for his audience was within the human mind. In three of his works, AMorella@, ALigeia@, and AThe Oval Portrait@, there are several similarities and differences of elements of fiction such as theme, plot, tone, symbol, point of view, and climax. In the story ALi ...
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All Quiet On The Western Front Report - 5,431 words
... than it might otherwise have been. ^^^^^^^^^^ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: FRAU (MRS.) BAUMER Paul's mother is a courageous woman who is dying of cancer. She is the most comforting person Paul finds at home. She alone does not pretend to understand what it is like at the front. Paul is in agony over her illness and is overwhelmed by the love she shows him by preparing his favorite foods and depriving herself in order to buy him fine underwear. ^^^^^^^^^^ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: FRAU (MRS.) KEMMERICH Unlike Paul's quiet mother, Franz Kemmerich's mother tends to weep and wail. She had unreasonably expected Paul to watch out for her son, Franz, and blames him for surviving while F ...
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Criticism Bridge At Andau - 355 words
The Bridge at Andau was written in the mid 1950's by James A. Michener. This is a documentary on the account of Hungary's people and the communist influence from Russia. Although the people of Hungary lost in their fights with the ADO and the Russians, they showed us how determination and the will to survive can overcome even the strongest evil. It is a shame that they didn't overcome all int he end. Michener did an excellent job in preserving and recording the account of the Hungarian people as they were mistreated, abused, and murdered by the Russians. The torture and abuse that is described is simply unbelievable. Communism surely is a terrible governmental system. Michener's extremely gr ...
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The Catcher In The Rye - 931 words
In results of writing an essay which included, " ...Modern science would still like to know what the secret ingredients were that the Egyptians used when they wrapped up dead people so that their faces would not rot for innumerable centuries...", Holden Caulfield, the main character in the book, failed Pencey Prep, one of a long series of private schools which he attended. He was proud of the fact that he failed every subject except for English. One would find the book The Catcher in the Rye extremely ironic. Salinger used irony to confuse situations. Holden would say one thing, but would do another. Fear adds to the irony of the story, which makes it interesting and enjoyable for the reader ...
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Sugars Symphony - 985 words
Some have coined music as a universal language. Perhaps, the complexity of the notes, the consistency of the beat, the array of instruments, or the flow of lyricism offers this universal appeal. Nevertheless, the unique composition of each song enables it to sustain its own magnetic aura, much like the musical implication in Lewis Nordans Music of the Swamp. Though, many argue Nordans piece suggests merely a collection of short stories rather than a novel, Nordan uses his singsong methodology- a novel-in-stories- to incorporate an anthology of his transformative memory- an autobiography of the way it was. By examining the structure of Music of the Swamp, it can be broken into a series of sho ...
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Stevens - 399 words
Etiquette beween a butler and all others is, at least in Stevens' world, defined clearly and narrowly, and "'dignity' has to do crucially with a butler's ability not to abandon the professional being he inhabits" (42). He is to be chummy but distant with butlers from other households, to maintain a strict professionalism with other employees in his own household, and to remain unquestioningly loyal to his own employer. To achieve "dignity and its crucial link with greatness" (113), it seems, he must even separate himself from himself, as he abstains from the use of first person pronouns and almost always uses the term "one" when describing his own actions and thoughts. In Beerbohm's story it ...
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Gatsbys Revelation - 535 words
When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the novel The Great Gatsby, he used a unique writing technique. It used a first-person point of view in the form of a narrator, Nick Carraway, who was also involved in the story. This style allowed the author to withhold any information that he did not present to the narrator in the story, causing the reader to learn things the same way the narrator did. The protagonist in The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, was revealed to the narrator, Nick, gradually throughout the course of the novel. On the surface, Jay Gatsby appeared to be extremely wealthy and generally happy with his place in life, and this is how he appears to Nick at the beginning of the novel. Gatsby thre ...
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Catcher In The Rye Vs Huckleberry Finn - 1,054 words
J. D. Salingers Catcher in the Rye Compared to Mark Twains Huckleberry Finn All famous American authors have written novels using a variety of characters, plots, and settings to illustrate important themes. Throughout literary history many of the same themes have been stressed in different novels. In J. D. Salingers The Catcher in the Rye and Mark Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, each author writes about the common theme of coming of age. The two novels were written more than half a century apart about two boys who seem like complete opposites, yet they bear striking resemblances to each other. Each author wrote his book depicting settings from his own past and based the plots on p ...
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Hinton - 514 words
S.E. Hinton is considered to be one of the greatest writers about youth of all time. Since she often writes from a boys point of view, she uses her initials S.E. instead of her name Susan Eloise. She explains this by saying, I figured that most boys would look at the book and think, What can a chick know about stuff like that? She was born in 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was raised there and went to college at the University of Tulsa, with education as her major. She wrote her first, and probably most famous novel, The Ousiders, at age 16. It was published three years later in 1967. From this book she became known as the "Voice of the Youth." After having writers block for three years becaus ...
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The Black Cat - 1,004 words
The black cat by Edgar Allan Poe is very characteristic of Poes writing. All of his stories are dark and mysterious, and mostly deal with death and murder. The Black Cat deal in all of these aspects. The story is written in a first person way. The main character, which is sentenced to death because of a murder he committed, is writing from his jail cell about the occurrence that placed him there. He is writing this to unburden his soul , as he put it. The man, Poe never reveals his name through out the entire story he just says I, begins by saying that he was always fond of animals. I believe that the animals in this story represent his life in all. The entire story is placed around this one ...
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Ring Lardners Haircut Analysis - 2,186 words
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligence greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. --H.G. WELLS, The War of the Worlds Analysis is a delicate task, for if we agree that the whole is likely to be greater than the sum of its parts and that we cannot always know the dancer from the dance, we will want to avoid any mechanical "taking apart" of a work for fear of ...
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Triumph Or Tragedy - 1,646 words
Never, never, never give up, was coined by Sir Winston Churchill. This quote holds more meaning than could ever be put into words. Everyday we are faced with obstacles that occur in our lives. How we manage these everyday occurrences make us not only who we are, but also who we hope to become. Nineteen hundred eight six was an exceptional year filled with triumph and tragedy. May I never forget lessons learned and innocence lost. Tragic events do not preclude tragic outcomes. Leaving home was probably the hardest thing I ever had to do at the age of seventeen. For seventeen years I lived in the small ranch style house. I always dreamed of leaving, but never thought the time would come. Final ...
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It was a hot, humid Hawaiian night, and we could see the lights shining along the beach at the Turtle Bay Hilton. Though we could not hear the sound of the waves crashing, we saw the the white shadow of the waves as they broke. This beautiful sight just hurt the moral of my team and my job that much harder. When I joined the Army I never thought Hawaii would be a hard place to work. Apparently I was in for a journey that would seem like an eternity. We were on a 32hour mission, with very little sleep; my team was leading our company in our mission. We had an idea where our enemy was and our job was to seek and destroy. This was not a real war battle; yet, it was a training mission taken as i ...
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