Thematic Deconstruction Of Grendel By John Gardner - 616 words
Talking, spinning a spell, a web of words telling the story of the hero and the damned. It is often said that History is written by the winners. John Gardner takes that view and deconstructs the winning story in Beowulf and transforms it into the story Grendel. This story shows the many questions that lie in the text of Beowulf. By using the answers to these questions, Gardner is able to deconstruct the story of Beowulf. To understand the deconstruction that Gardner performs; the reader would have to know how Grendel was portrayed in Beowulf. In the Old English classic, he is described as a dread monster. He is viewed during the whole story as an evil monster that was damned by God because h ...
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Mc Escher - 1,052 words
... ate these elements (Doornek 25). Escher demonstrated and understanding of differential special perceptions that were designed by considering the spatial circumstances within which elements of nature come into correlation and underscoring an artistic depiction based on these elements (Doornek 25). Two of Eschers more popular works, Day and Night and Three Spheres II are both artistic creations the underscore this defining focus on form over substance (Doornek 25). They also demonstrate the process by which Escher extends mathematics and scientific concepts into his artistry, and underscore the emergence as a reflection of his understanding of nature and of other cultures. Perhaps the most ...
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Nihilism In Garders Grendel - 971 words
Nihil ex nihilo, I always say(Gardner 150). These are the words of the infamous Grendel from the novel, titled that same character, by John Gardner. They represent the phrase life itself is meaningless which is taught to Grendel by a few different people throughout this novel. In the following essay, the explanation of this phrase, the way Grendel learns about nihilism, and how Grendel develops the concept of nihilism, as it is known, will be discussed. First, we attack the nihilism itself. What is Nihilism? Well, this is one of the main components of the book. It means life itself is meaningless. What is meant by that phrase is that anything you do or decide to do, means nothing. For exampl ...
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Tess Durbeyfield Guilty Or Not Guilty - 557 words
Grant Gardner- Tess Durbeyfield, Guilty or not Guilty In the book Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Tess Durbeyfield suffers a great deal of tribulation in her tragic life. Although her life is filled with misfortune, she is not responsible for these tragic events. One of the first tragedies in Tess' life, that seems to lead to all the others, is when she falls asleep as she is taking a load of bees to the market and accidentally kills the horse. This is not Tess' fault. In the first place, it wasn't her responsibility to take to bees to the market. It was the responsibility of her drunken father. If anyone is to blame for being irresponsible, it is Tess' parents. Tess is always do ...
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The Model Society - 1,760 words
Chart comparing aspects of different countries Comparisons between the Model Society and other major societies and theories A Utopian society does not exist in any country in the world. The perfect system has not yet been developed. Certainly the United States and the Soviet Union have been two of the most admired systems OF the past, but they to are far from an ideal model of a just society which has been desired by many persons throughout the ages. This just society, is hard to define, nevertheless, this is what I propose. In the model society, all industry is nationalized and all citizens between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five are required to serve in an industrial army. This indus ...
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Learning Diabilities - 1,107 words
For centuries, the education of children with learning disabilities has been a problem and a challenge. Many methods of teaching have been proposed, yet every day there are new techniques and strategies on how to achieve the maximum success of these children. The problem of educating a child cannot be solved quickly and easily, rather it requires much careful analysis and research. Workers in this field are developing new theories on a day to day basis. All the methods proposed seem to be the answer, yet the problem is not yet solved. Meanwhile, we must determine the best strategies for the most effective method of teaching a child with learning disabilities. The term learning disability can ...
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Multiple Intelligence - 1,400 words
Harold Gardner (1983) of Harvard University has identified several kinds of intelligence people possess. Particularly, this finding poses significant implications in classroom instructions. More often than not, children and even adults (who are grown up children) are labeled negatively if and when they manifest either a very fast, slow or no understanding at the entire subject matter. Identifying childrens various strengths among these intelligences will direct the teachers toward more successful teaching strategies, curriculum, and assessment planning that can accommodate different students more effectively based on their orientation to learning. It is the objective of this paper to enumera ...
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Hope This Works - 1,242 words
... lity"(Gardner 117). Then, as the rich descend, the poor will rise to power in order to complete the revolution. "The total ruin of institutions and [heroism] is [in itself] an act of creation"(Gardner 118). To break the circle would cause "evolution," forward progress, that would enhance the natural progress of mankind. But, according to Gardner, this will never happen because the powerful enjoy their present state of grace; and when they helpless rise up, they are immediately repressed in a "cry [of] common good"(Gardner 119). Though not as overt as Grendel, the concept of "revolution" is also displayed in Frankenstein. Frankenstein's society ostracizes its undesirables by chasing them ...
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Carvers Vision - 1,977 words
In private desperation, Raymond Carver's characters struggle through their lives, knowing, with occasional clarity, that the good life they had once hoped would be achieved through hard work will not come about. In many ways, Carver's life was the model for all of his characters. Married to Maryann Burk on June 7th, 1957, at nineteen, and having two children by October of 1958, the Carvers' life was decided for years to come. Early on, Carver felt, along with his wife, that hard work would take care of nearly everything. "We thought we could do it all," he said in one interview, "We were poor but we thought that if we kept working, if we did the right things, the right things would happen" ( ...
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The Telltale Hearl - 440 words
The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allan Poe, is written in the first person. This is proven because I is used to tell the story. This story told is by a participating narrator. The narrator is also the main character. The point of view used in this story is the unreliable narrator; this is a point of view according to Literature by X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. This view was chosen because the narrator was very deceptive, deluded and deranged. For example, I cut off the head and the arms and the legs. (pg.36). I find this to be extremely deranged. The narrator was also very deceptive by playing a trick on the older man in bed every night. The deluded madman would spy on the old man at midnight ev ...
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Cold War - 1,907 words
COLD WAR ESSAY The cold war began because of the conflicting ideologies between Soviet Communism and American Capitalism and the misconceptions both countries had about each other. The fact that neither country would reveal anything about them selves added the mystique and created high tensions between countries. Spying was the only way for countries to get a good idea of what the other side was doing and get answers for many previously unanswered questions. Many people had doubts and fears about communism and this gave rise to many people who thought that communist sympathizers should be punished. The most popular of these hateful people by far was Senator Joseph McCarthy. The cold war came ...
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Premarital Sex - 1,033 words
During the twentieth century, premarital sex has become an important issue. Sexual abstinence was the normal society lifestyle until the late 1950s. Most men and women would not have ever slept with another person out of wedlock. While this sexual abstinence lifestyle was in effect, a mentality of independence struck the adolescence of the United States. They felt as though they must engage in sexual activity, just to defy societys view of what was morally right. The reason sexual abstinence is an issue today is because many people claim premarital sex is wrong. People base their opinions on what the Bible has said. When the Bible is used to justify any means of behavior, it usually becomes ...
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Executive Orders - 4,870 words
... and related marine resources and species of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in their natural character; (b) The Reserve shall be managed using available science and applying a precautionary approach with resource protection favored when there is a lack of information regarding any given activity, to the extent not contrary to law; (c) Culturally significant, noncommercial subsistence, cultural, and religious uses by Native Hawaiians should be allowed within the Reserve, consistent with applicable law and the long-term conservation and protection of Reserve resources; (d) The Reserve shall be managed using, when appropriate, geographical zoning and innovative management techniques to en ...
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1920sroaring And Depression - 1,990 words
It is likely that when comparing Civil War Generals that the historian cannot make general or specific comparisons between personalities like Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. They eventually fought each other, and Grant was the victor. Who was more bold? Who was more the genius? Who had the best instincts? When comparing Robert E. Lee with Joseph Johnston comparisons come quickly. One was a bold offensive minded general and the other? And the other was also an offensive minded general who lacked boldness. As a strategist Johnston seems to have been dominated by the concepts of Frederick the Great, Jomini, and Napoleon. He rarely strayed from the accepted maxims. Concentration and maneuver ...
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Lewis Carroll - 1,089 words
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, is recognized by all as the silly fairy-tale author of stories such as Alice in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass. However, little is known about what drove him to write such obviously fantastic stories. Themes such as nonsense and fantasy, education, drug abuse, racism and prejudice, money, malnutrition and public health are touched upon throughout his works. While only speculation can be offered, it is clear that these topics were developed as a result of real life experiences. Carrolls childhood had a strong impact on his writing, mostly because of his playful nature. By this time [age 8] Lewis Carroll was very fon ...
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Lewis Carroll - 1,076 words
... mages, Alice in Wonderland, at once views the adult world on a childs level, questions the authority of adults and of royalty, and mocks commonly held prejudices of its day (Kelly 215). Obviously, Carrolls writing is completely fantastic nonsense. Throughout Alice in Wonderland, there are thousands of references to a bizarre fantasy-land. Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet ground in her life: it was all ridges and furrows: the croquet balls were live hedgehogs, and the mallets live flamingoes, and the soldiers had to double themselves up and stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches. . . The players all played at once, without waiting for turns, quarreling al ...
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The Style In Which I Learned - 614 words
According to an article by Howard Gardner, there are two different ways in which American and Chinese children learn. Gardner says that Chinese children are taught using a more hands on method than American children, who he says are taught by experimenting. After reading this article, I began to think back upon the different ways in which I learned certain things. I realized that I was very rarely taught using the American style of learning. Rather I was shown in a hands on method like the Chinese use. Whether it was sports such as baseball or golf, or if it was in the way I was taught to write and draw. Even as far as high school, I realized that I was being taught, somehow or another, with ...
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Grendel - 452 words
In the novel Grendel, John Gardners use of the first-person point of view completely alters Grendel from the manifestation of Beelzebub into a keen quasi-human being. This transformation is shown through Grendels feelings toward fellow creatures and enemies. Also, the rational side of this monster is exhibited through Grendels own self-exploration. Grendel displays sympathy for all creatures no matter their rank on the food chain. Suddenly time is a rush for the hart: his head flicks, he jerks, his front legs buckling, and hes dead. He lies as still as the snow hurtling outward around him to the hushed worlds rim. The image clings to my mind like a growth. I sense some riddle in it. The firs ...
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Career Paperreal Estate Agent - 1,549 words
As far as I can think back I always enjoyed being in an office setting. My father used to be an Insurance Salesman when I was little and whenever I had to stay at his office for one reason or another I would always pass the time away happily playing office even answering some calls for my dad. As I got older my dad used to give me tasks to do like filing or stocking the insurance applications for him. Now when I look back it doesnt seem like a very important job but I used to enjoy that I was helping my dad in his business and I used to look up to him the way he talked to his clients giving them information on different types of insurance and their different coverages, for a long time I want ...
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Relationship Encounters - 1,178 words
Dating-Relationship Factors Encountered by College Students The purpose of this paper is to show overall views and many factors that college students encounter while in the dating relationship process. This paper will discuss the many issues that college students encounter while seeking companionship and friendship. The conclusion of this paper will discuss how students end their relationship. Many college students will encounter challenges while in the dating process. When searching for a mate the selection may seem to be limited when finding a compatible mate. Many students will encounter factors that can enhance or destroy the relationship. Scientists now believe that the impulse that dri ...
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