Sunlight As A Symbol In The Scarlet Letter - 958 words
Nathaniel Hawthorne uses a sizeable number of symbols in his book, The Scarlet Letter. These include rose bushes, letters, trees, scaffolds, colors, etc.. One of these many symbols is that of sunlight. However, its application throughout the book is poorly and inconsistently used, conveying different meanings and significance. Hawthorne applies sunlight as a caring, warm, and admirable source throughout the book, and the same applies in everyday life; He does, nevertheless, change the sunlights attitude towards Hester Prynne, the adulteress of the book. Hawthorne alters the spirit of the sun, and the order in which he does minimizes the credibility of the symbol. The door of the jail being f ...
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Explication Of Gary Sotos The Tale Of Sunlight - 702 words
As the centuries pass, people seem to have more courage to express themselves in unique and innovative ways through their own medium of representation. In modern poetry specifically, we see writers who are bending the rules of traditional form, presentation, and subject matter. A new era in our civilization calls for new poets who are not frightened to be different. Gary Soto, a Mexican-American, has the courage to express the struggle his people have had in the southwest through his mystical writing. His rich culture and literary skills paint a detailed account of his life, hopes, and dreams. In the poem The Tale of Sunlight, Soto utilizes dramatic monologue, form, word choice, simile, pers ...
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The Greenhouse Effect - 1,061 words
While some people believe the earth's climatic changes are due to the fact that the universe is getting older, others believe it is due to the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is a naturally occuring phenomenon that is responsible for trapping heat near the earth's surface and keeping the planet warm. It is called the greenhouse effect because the way it works is similar to the way in which a green house functions. In a greenhouse sunlight passes through the transparent roof and walls and strikes the objects inside- plants, flowerpots, tables, and so forth. These objects absorb energy from sun, become warmer, and then give off energy themselves in the form of heat. Only a little of t ...
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Mixed Blood - 677 words
The question of race has been a long debated topic that still has not been answered. Jeffrey Fish embraces this issue in his writing entitled, "Mixed Blood." The document opens by proposing the question of "What is race?", then breaking it down into smaller factions. The two lesser questions that are formed instead are: "How can we understand the variation in physical appearance among human beings? How can we understand the kinds of racial classifications applied to differences in physical appearance among human beings?" The preliminary hypothesis determined is that race is a myth and does not really exist. Yet, Fish chooses to expand on various possibilities that may lead to other conclusio ...
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Analysis Of Albert Bierdstats Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains In California - 983 words
Albert Bierstadts Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California is a scenic canvas oil painting on display at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. Created in 1868, this enormous painting is approximately six by ten feet in size (Honour and Fleming, 2000). The subject matter of this piece is typical of Bierstadt, who is known for his detailed landscapes, especially those of the Rockies and Sierras of the American West. Collectively, Alberts works are manipulated and slightly idealized scenes based on actual places he visited. Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) was born in Germany and at the age of two, he moved with his parents to Massachusetts. In his early twenties, he studied ...
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Adrienne Clarkson - 361 words
The wonderful thing about being Canadian is that despite our blemished history, we have shown we are capable of change. Attitudes in Canada dont stay entrenched. Her appointment was called a reflection of the diversity and inclusiveness of our society. Like sunlight through a window, Adrienne Clarkson has smoothly transcended the shadows of the cold, hardlined, 1940s Canada she was raised in, only to lead Canadian diversity into the third millennium. Nearly denied entry into Canada because of a law prohibiting Chinese entry into Canada, Clarkson has become the epitome of the successful Canadian immigrant. With the firing of artillery salutes and a flypast of CF-18 fighter jets, Mme Clarkson ...
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Lord Of The Flies - 1,724 words
Trace the development of the deterioration of the relationship between Ralph and Jack Both characters whom I will be focusing on and contrasting in this essay come from the same book; it is the William Golding's Lord of the Flies. The book was the first work of fiction of Golding's, written in 1954. It is an unusually and carefully constructed fable that was, in Golding's words, an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human natureThe novel shows a group of English boys on a Pacific island, where civilisation reverts to savagery . The book deals with the conflict between humanity's inner barbarism on one side, and the civilising influence of reason on the other. Each ...
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Marketing Interview - 1,740 words
Many small businesses dont realize how important their company image really is. The following is a formula for low cost marketing for a small business to create or better their image. To find this formula I interviewed Evan Paull, the owner of a small sign making company based in Annapolis Maryland called Independent Sign Consortium or ISC. ISC was started in 1996 and has had a steady growth ever since. I also interviewed Allison Green, the marketing director of Revisions, Revisions is based in Baltimore Maryland and is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the mentally ill. Many small companies believe that a corporate or company image develops all on its own. Therefore, they belie ...
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Advancements In Peripherals - 1,735 words
... ted) into JPEG format. The completed image is then transferred to the memory card on the camera. Some cameras will need this process to finish before taking another picture, some cameras have an internal buffer that is large enough to hold a number of pictures, and can therefore take multiple pictures in a row, called burst shooting. Before a picture is taken the camera must prepare for it. That is why there is sometimes a delay from when the shutter release button is pressed and when the picture is actually taken. Newer cameras have much faster response times, but some of the old cameras have quite a noticeable lag. To prepare for a picture to be taken, the shutter release button is pre ...
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The Bell Jar Cancer Versus Depression - 1,956 words
Integrated into the story of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is a "case history" of a depression patient, from it's subtle beginnings to it's terrifying consequences to it's shaky resolution. On the subject of this depression, there is an article written by William Styron which, in the course of describing his own dealings with the disease, he compares it to cancer. It is my own firm opinion that this assertion is perfectly valid, and it can be shown through careful analysis of the causes and effects of both depression and cancer that this is so. In addition, using The Bell Jar as an example of a case of depression, we will see how this comparison makes clear sense. First, we must address the n ...
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Hiking The Appalacian Trail - 1,193 words
I remember exactly what I felt as I stepped out of the truck and into the afternoon sunlight. I was at Lehigh Gap, a drop-off point where the Appalachian Trail meets highway 873 near Lehighton. A group of friends and I were being dropped off to begin our three day journey to Eckville, another drop-off point southwest of there. I turned to face the trail and was surprised to see quite possibly the steepest hill I had ever seen. As a matter of pure coincidence, this was the summer of 1999, the year of a terrible draught. Reservoirs were low and water-boiling advisories were in place all across the state. It was also one of the hottest summers on record. By the time we started hiking at nine oc ...
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Scarlet Letter Hester - 1,252 words
The character of Hester Prynne changed significantly throughout the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hester Prynne, through the eyes of the Puritans, is an extreme sinner; she has gone against the Puritan ways, committing adultery. For this irrevocably harsh sin, she must wear a symbol of shame for the rest of her life. However, the Romantic philosophies of Hawthorne put down the Puritanic beliefs. She is a beautiful, young woman who has sinned, but is forgiven. Hawthorne portrays Hester as "divine maternity" and she can do no wrong. Not only Hester, but the physical scarlet letter, a Puritanical sign of disownment, is shown through the author's tone and diction as a beautifu ...
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A Good Man Is Hard To Find O Conner - 1,081 words
... . He waved. 'He didn't have any britches on,' June Star said. 'He probably didn't have any,' the grandmother explained. 'Little niggers in the country don't have things like we do. If I could paint that picture,' she said." The grandmother's pretty picture is ruined when the little boy shows his bum to her. The old women's attempt to look beyond a blatant reality and make it pretty is being mocked by O'Connor. The author has blended the line between the satirical and the lyrical to form a beauty that would not be considered a standard "pretty picture." The same blending of the satirical and the lyrical occurs later in the story with the children playing with Red Sammy's monkey: "The chil ...
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Heart Of Darkness - 1,306 words
Whether a reader connects to the symbolism of Heart Of Darkness or is merely reading it for fun, one cannot go away from this story without a lingering feeling of uneasiness. Joseph Conrad writes what seems to be a simple story about a man in search of an ivory hunter; one must look deeper into the jungle which makes up the core of Heart Of Darkness , where Conrad hides the meanings and symbolisms that shape this story. Conrad has been accused of being a racist because of the way he portrays the natives in this story. It is a controversy that continues even today. It can be argued that because of the way he depicts the natives, they cannot be an essential part of Heart of Darkness. However, ...
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Love Story - 1,178 words
I've never been one for "Love Stories," but this one touched me in a BIG way. It happened to a friend of mine and I'll never forget the way that it changed him. For as long as I knew Sebastian he had always liked the women folk. He never, ever went through the cootie stage. I remember when he turned five years old that he bawled his eye's out because he couldn't marry a girl whom at the time was probably twelve. That was all he wanted. He changed thoughsomehow he changed. I will try to tell you his story the best that I can. Actually the story is about me, for I am that friend, Billy. The day was beautiful, not a cloud in the sky. Just the kind of day that I had been waiting for. I walked ac ...
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Bartelby - 731 words
In the working community there is no time to do anything that isnt work related. There is nothing more required from you other than to be obedient to your boss and to work efficiently so the company can do well. According to one of Benjamin Franklins thirteen virtues of industry, he said that one should: Lose no time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut of all unnecessary actions. Hard work and dedication pays off when you are trying to advance to a higher level. However, there are some people in the industry that do just the minimum work that is required and nothing more because they see no advancement in their career. In the industrial society there is some sort of clash between th ...
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Symbolism - 937 words
Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter is considered the first symbolic novel in American Literature. His use of symbolism in the novel presents a complex view of sin and its effects. Utilizing characters, colors, settings, and objects Hawthornes extended metaphors shape and develop throughout the plot. Three main symbols used in expressing Hawthornes message are the forest, the use of sunlight and shadows, and the use of colors. The use of colors in The Scarlet Letter is one of the more obvious symbols in the plot. Hawthorne openly states the meanings in some instances. The color black is the color of sin and the devil. Black is the color cast in shadows, the color that Chillingworth, a man of pure ...
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Scarlet Letter Symbolism - 1,911 words
... om the beginning of the novel that Hawthorne intends to present Hester Prynne as an individual. Her physical beauty sets her apart from the rest of the townsmen. She has rich dark glossy hair, voluptuous figure, beautiful eyes, and a rich complexion. But her most engaging distinction is her moral independence and originality. Hester is modest in all actions that she does. Hester herself wears only poor clothing while she embroiders marvelous works for the rest of Boston. She does the job willingly and rarely ever looks back to the horrid past behind. She is a woman of immense pride who endures the humiliation of the scaffold bravely. She is also a woman of deep conviction who sustains he ...
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Architectural Influence - 1,717 words
The Elizabethan Age was an innovative and unique period in history. In this period architecture was more than a profession, it was an art, and an influence on the people. Architects in this period made historical differences, the styles of architecture transitioned greatness, and the homes created an individual standing. Elizabethan architecture was an influential "trend" in which the "competition" for social division began, and architects attempted to replicate Italian Renaissance architecture. Architects of the Elizabethan Era were somewhat of a new thing. Sculptors introduced Renaissance forms early in the fifteenth century. Three Florentines, who were originally trained as goldsmiths, ma ...
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Lord Of The Flies - 724 words
Humanity centers around the moral authority in which the people build a structured society. With the absence of moral authority the structured society degrades to a point where anarchy and disorder rein. When man represses his noble instincts and embraces a life of savagery, it results in the break down of moral authority. In William Goldings Lord of the Flies, Golding portrays a group of young boys marooned on a Utopian world and their struggle to survive; ultimately, the bestial instinct of the boys crushes the struggle to remain civilized changing the Utopia to a Hell. A large number of boys are marooned on an island that offers them shelter, food, safety, and a beautiful jungle. The boys ...
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