Women In Greek Art - 1,151 words
Women in Greek history have had many roles. In Ancient Greece the mythological stories tell of very powerful women. Some archeological finds hint at the same suggestion. Women also represent some of the most powerful of deities. In the Classical Age women were subservient and primarily homebound. Women did the sewing, cooking, cleaning and raising of the children. In Hellenistic times women were becoming more a part of society yet still played the part of the subservient wife and mother. Women played an even greater role in Greek Art throughout Greek history by inspiring the artist. Women were depicted in statues, pottery, vases, tempera, ceramic, poetry, writing, plays and even mythology. T ...
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Heart Of Darkness - 1,961 words
... the terms 'enemy' and 'criminals' to the natives. In actuality, they are simply "bewildered and helpless victims...and moribund shadows"(Berthoud. 46). Clearly, the injustice done by the simple misnaming of someone is unbelievable. After witnessing all of these names which bare no true meaning, as well as possibly degrade a person's character, Marlow understands that he can not continue in his former ways of mindlessly giving random names to something in fear of diminishing the essence of the recipient. As a result, Marlow finds himself unable to label something for what it is. While under attack, Marlow reefers to the arrows being shot in his direction as "sticks, little sticks", and a ...
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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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Ap - 488 words
Essay #2-F: "Sammy is a sexist pig who suddenly sees the light" In John Updike's short story, "A & P," the main character, Sammy, is a cashier at a small grocery store. He is seen by many to be a sexist pig, describing in detail how he sees the three girls that walk in to the store. Sammy is in fact a sexist pig by what he says about them. With evidence and quotes from the story, Sammy can be determined to be a sexist pig. He describes the first girl he sees walking in the store as "a chunky kid, with a good tan and a sweet broad soft-looking can with those two crescents of white just under it ... " (421). Although the comment was kept to himself, in mind it is a sexist comment. Though the g ...
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Poes Burial Motifs - 1,299 words
... with him. He likes to hear the suffering in the voice of his victim. He gets off on causing pain. Replying to Fortunato's plea he mimics "Yes, let us be gone," with contempt in his voice (Poe 7). Montressor has broken another man's spirit, and taken away his life. This makes him happy, because he has upheld a troublesome family motto "Nemo me impune lacessit" ("No one assails me with impunity") (Poe 4). A twisted outdated motto causes the death of Fortunato. The burying of a live body conjures up images of desperation and hopelessness of the victim. Montrtessor has all of the power. He picks the time and place where Fortunato will meet his end. Obvious disregard of life is maniacal. The ...
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Edger Allan Poe - 2,149 words
... part, uses an allegory as the literary theme in The Masque of the Red Death. I do not see the story as one intended to scare or keep the reader in suspense, however, more to leave the reader with a message concerning death, and trying to prevent the inevitable. Very little description is used throughout the story, excluding the description the most important roles in the story; the seven rooms, and the Red Death. I believe this is written the way it is in order to keep the reader focused on what is important, what is underneath the surface. The story covers a period of approximately eight days with most of the important action occurring each night around midnight. The location is the hom ...
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Feminism In Dh Lawrences The Rocking Horse Winner - 1,908 words
A Feminist Reading of D.H. Lawrences The man that does not know sick women does not know women. The Rocking Horse Winner is the story of a boys gift for picking the winners in horse races. An omniscient narrator relates the tale of a boy whose family is always short of money. His mother is incapable of showing love and is obsessed with the status that material wealth can provide. This paper will explore the premise that D.H. Lawrence presented the figure of the mother as the villain; a loathsome, unloving character with no commitment to genuine values. This evil mother figure will ultimately be the male-destroyer by turning her nameless husband away and, in essence, killing her young son, Pa ...
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Bartleby The Scrivener - 1,642 words
Most everyone remembers a favorite story that he or she has read. A book that just captivated the reader from beginning to end. But how do authors successfully grab the attention of their readers? Authors utilize specific techniques to convey the characters, setting, and plot effectively. The two short stories Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville and The Tenant by Bharati Mukherjee do just that. The authors of both stories effectively develop unique characters through description or narration, action, and dialogue, which fit in with both the setting and the plot. The main character in Bartleby, the Scrivener is indeed an interesting one. Although the name of the story may give the impr ...
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Who Is Jane In The Yellow Wallpaper - 1,569 words
There are many opposing opinions on the identity of Jane in Charlotte Perkins Gilmans short story, The Yellow Wallpaper. The narrator of the story is never referred to by name throughout the entire work, however a questionable statement made by the narrator at the end of the story leads many to believe her name is Jane. Because the story does not specifically profess the narrator to be Jane, controversy has risen about Janes identity. There are many reasons to believe the narrator to be Jane and reject the assumption of a mere typo. A common misconception of the identity of Jane is that she is actually Jennie, the sister-in-law and housekeeper. In Johnsons study, he refers to Johns like-name ...
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Robert Frost Archetypal Analysis - 691 words
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Through critical analysis of this short prose in the archetypal perspective, one can firmly establish the mood and the tone found in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Examination of key types of archetypal categories, namely, character and situation types, as well as Symbols and associations can lead to a conclusion of the mood and tonal effects of this poem. The poem is of a simple structure, and is written in first person narration, and includes no character names, which leads us to look at the main characters nature. The main character is a nameless man, who with his horse, wanders into a snowy forest. He is an outcast, as he finds comfort in being ...
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Evaluation Of Shooting An Elephant - 1,383 words
The story that my evaluation will be based on is Shooting an Elephant written in 1936. The author George Orwell was born in 1903 in India to a British officer raised in England. He attended Eton College, which introduced him to Englands middle and upper classes. He was denied a scholarship, which led him to become a police officer for the Indian Imperial in 1922. He served in Burma until resigning in 1927 due to the lack of respect for the justice of British Imperialism in Burma and India. He was now determined to become a writer, so at the brink of poverty he began to pay close attention to social outcasts and laborers. This led him to write Down and Out in Paris and London (1933) during th ...
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Dark Vs Light In A Clean Welllighted Place - 1,134 words
Dark Against Light in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place The main character in A Clean, Well- Lighted Place, written by Ernest Hemingway, is the old man. The old man, who remains nameless throughout the short story, comes to the caf for the light it provides him against the dark night. He stays late into the night, and sits In the shadow the leaves of the tree made against the electric light. The old man is deaf and finds comfort in the difference he feels inside the quiet caf. The old man struggles with old age and the feeling of nothingness which is representative of the darkness outside of the caf. The well-lit caf represents order and cleanliness. Outside in the dark, a young soldier and a girl ...
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Henry Jekyll - 585 words
Dr. Henry Jekyll, a scientist with no real achievements in life, and starting to age was merely looking for a thrill when he committed the crimes he is charged for today. True that he is a sick man, but a man who knew after the first time he transformed himself into Mr. Hyde that this character could only get him into trouble. Dr. Jekyll is even quoted after the first transformation saying, Hyde was pure evil. Dr. Jekyll was not afflicted with some disease when he was Hyde; he was only tainted with one of the evils that destroyed people like Hitler and Napoleon, that is absolute power and the abuse of it. Mr. Hyde felt absolute power a feeling which he was unable to control, and when a man i ...
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Sense And Sensibility - 906 words
In Jane Austens Sense and Sensibility there is a theme that runs along with males in the novel. The first born sons are forced to deal with the promotions and abilities that come along with the laws of primogeniture, yet even with all they get they do not lead an altogether happy life. The men that are "first-born" are in fact too swayed by the power and obligation that comes with their estates. In the novel the first sons are viewed in a negative light, yet the second-born sons have less responsibility to be what society wants them to be and are allowed to be his own. Although Edward Ferrars, is a firstborn, his mother disinherits him because of his lack of focus and ability to be all she w ...
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Hospitality In The Odyssey - 1,236 words
A story centered on homecoming and traveling, The Odyssey by Homer, set in Ancient Greece, has key themes, which include hospitality and the treatment of travelers and strangers. These reoccurring themes are depicted often as Odysseus and Telemakhos show up at the doorsteps of his various hosts, and these themes prove how inhospitable the suitors are. The difference between good and bad is clearly drawn in the Odyssey, good people are hospitable, they hope for Odysseus' return, and are kind to Odysseus when he is disguised as a beggar. While bad people abuse hospitality in some way, wish Odysseus dead, and are rude to the beggar. Hospitality defines the lines of good and bad in the Odyssey. ...
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None - 1,600 words
... y lives. At first, it seemed to be a bad flu or cold, and Jamie was to spend a few days in bed. But it got worse...Jamie became disoriented and the slightest movement caused her to feel faint as her blood pressure sank lower. A fine red rash covered her torso; her kidneys had failed. She grew weaker and weaker. Her mother rushed her by boat to the doctor. They had to call an air ambulance. The paramedics were scared; they'd never seen anything like this before. It was clear that Jamie's condition was critical. Jamie was flown to the nearest hospital, over a 100 miles away, and admitted to pediatric intensive care. Luckily, the attending doctor was aware enough of her symptoms to make a c ...
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Immigration Into America - 1,143 words
In the eyes of the early American colonists and the founders of the Constitution, the United States was to represent the ideals of acceptance and tolerance to those of all walks of life. When the immigration rush began in the mid-1800s, America proved to be everything but that. The millions of immigrants would soon realize the meaning of hardship and rejection as newcomers, as they attempted to assimilate into American culture. For countless immigrants, the struggle to arrive in America was rivaled only by the struggle to gain acceptance among the existing American population. It has been said that immigration is as old as America itself. Immigration traces back as far as the 1500s when the ...
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The Red Badge Of Courage - 432 words
When we play chess, what is always the first piece we sacrifice to achieve victory? The pawn, of course. The front line soldier that is always expendable. I am not that great a chess player but in my somewhat lacking strategies, I have even often used my pawn as bait to try and draw out my opponent's "more valuable" pieces into a trap. Nevermind what happens to that poor pawn. In this Civil War novel, Stephen Crane invites us into the mind of just such a pawn. We see that he is not a mindless toy soldier, but an enlightened young man full of optimism and bravado, with family and friends back home and dreams of glory. We also see that as he is exposed to the dreadful realities of combat, he i ...
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Name Less Face - 1,195 words
There is a man whose name I didnt know but whose words Ill never forget. A nameless face among a crowd of nameless faces, distinct only by his words of inspiring wisdom. It was a Sunday morning, the Lords morning. A gathering of faithful Catholics filled the church with the same solemn obligation like to many Sundays before. That day we were told that the priest was away, therefore volunteer speakers would be responsible for the days mass. It was a pretty ordinary thing so I knew what to expect. A few people discussed a particular passage of the bible they felt carried significance in their lives. Some brought forth stories they believed strengthened their faith in the Bible and reassured th ...
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The Second Battle Of Bull Run - 691 words
The year is 1862, during the Civil War. My name is Jack Taurance and I am eighteen years old. I am a soldier that has to fight in the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. The battle is going to take place in my hometown of Manassas, Virginia. I cannot wait. It is going to be so great I have heard that the 1st Battle of Bull Run was hell, but this one won't be. It'll be great because I'm in it and I am fighting for my country and the people of Virginia. I am proud to be a part of the Confederate Army. August 27, 1862: Today is the first day of the battle. I'm excited beyond imagination; I cannot express my feelings right now. Robert E. Lee, the general of the Confederate Army, has told us to get in our fi ...
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