Lorna Doone A Classic Tale - 519 words
I recently finished the book "Lorna Doone." It was, in my opinion a wonderful tale. The author,R.D. Blackmore did a wonderful job of spinning this yarn, its full of action,romance,and suspense. You can really believe in the characters. In the story, John Ridd is taken home one day at school, by his friend, a hired hand at the family farm old John Fry. The Doones,a terrifying band of robbers and outlaws, had killed his father and now he was placed with the responsibility of Plover Barrows farm. One day, while fishing John discovers a water slide, curious he climbs it, finding the beautiful Lorna Doone on the other side. She saves him from being discovered by the Doones.John returns to the val ...
Free research essays on topics related to: classic, lorna, tale, true love, family farm
Classic Cars - 909 words
Everyone enjoys reading about stories they can relate with no matter what the relation involves. It could be comedy, misery, joy or many others. According to Samuel Johnson this is true. He states that Nothing can please many, and please long, but just representations of general nature. I feel this statement is true however I also feel that if a story involves suspense or an area of interest to a reader it does not have to be something they necessarily can relate to, just enjoy. It may not have as many readers, but it will endure time and captivate those with that particular interest. I have selected stories on both side of the spectrum to explain. I feel that Misery by Anton Chekov best exh ...
Free research essays on topics related to: cars, classic, true story, carried away, suspense
Oedipus Rex: Classic Tragic Hero - 901 words
In the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus is a classic tragic hero. According to Aristotle's definition, Oedipus is a tragic hero because he is a king whose life falls apart when he finds out his life story. There are a number of characteristics described by Aristotle that identify a tragic hero. For example, a tragic hero must cause his own downfall; his fate is not deserved, and his punishment exceeds the crime; he also must be of noble stature and have greatness. Oedipus is in love with his idealized self, but neither the grandiose nor the depressive "Narcissus" can really love himself (Miller 67). All of the above characteristics make Oedipus a tragic hero according to Aristotle's id ...
Free research essays on topics related to: classic, oedipus, oedipus rex, sophocles oedipus, tragic hero
Mr. Tambourine Man By Bob Dylan - Why It Is A Classic - 988 words
Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan Chorus Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me Im not sleepy and there is no place Im going to Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me In the jingle jangle morning Ill come following you Though I know the evenings empire has returned into sand Vanished from my hand Left me blindly here to stand but still not sleeping My weariness amazes me, Im branded on my feet I have no one to meet And the ancient empty streets too dead for dreaming... ->CHORUS Take me on a trip on your magic swirling ship My senses have been stripped My hands cant feel to grip My toes too numb to step Wait only for my bootheels to be wandering Im ready to go anywhere, Im ready for to ...
Free research essays on topics related to: bob dylan, classic, dylan, physical effects, figurative language
The Classic Account Of The Final Hours Of The Titanic - 992 words
Correct preparation can help ease out problems in times of troubles. The novel A Night to Remember, written by Walter Lord, proves this statement true, by illustrating the Titanics great tragedy that happened early morning on April 15, 1912. Through the sinking of the Titanic, three lessons that were to be learned, was that communication between ships had to be better; the Titanics design was flawed and people shouldnt have put all of their hope and faith into a few nuts and bolts; and if the crew and passengers had been serious about this situation. These three lessons could have changed the fate of the Titanic and its passengers lives could have ended in different circumstances. If proper ...
Free research essays on topics related to: classic, titanic, men and women, white star, operator
The Hobbit By C.s. Lewis As A Contemporary Fiction Classic - 396 words
The Hobbit, written by C.S. Lewis, has to be considered one of the best literary works of contemporary times. The book gives the reader a wholesome dose of every emotion. You may experience joy, sadness, and laughter all in one chapter. The authors brilliant diction brings to life the characters and their surroundings as well as any book does. The books 310 pages are full of great, imaginative writing that will keep you flipping pages until the end. The story is based on the adventures of the middle-aged hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. Hobbits are creatures with characteristics much like those of people. Most of them enjoy lavish comforts and five meals daily. They rarely leave their hobbit holes for ...
Free research essays on topics related to: c. s. lewis, classic, contemporary, contemporary times, fiction, hobbit, lewis
Far From The Madding Crowd - A Maddening Classic - 580 words
This is the only work by Hardy I have read, so maybe I picked the one which didn't happen to suit my own tastes in novels. Although I sound critical, this book is still worthwhile reading and I recommend it for the enjoyment it brings in depicting rural English life and society in the mid 1800s. Based on overwhelming positive reviews of this classic work I had high expectations and hoped to get more in terms of plot, characterization, and writing style. In spite of my disappointment, I did find enough intrigue to satisfy my curiosity and encourage me to read the book to its end. I enjoyed the country folk and the descriptions of their bucolic and simple lives in the English countryside in th ...
Free research essays on topics related to: classic, crowd, far from the madding crowd, writing style, henry james
Frankenstein: The Classic Harry Potter - 1,175 words
Harry Potter was a strange boy. He loved to do homework and could not wait for school. The strangest thing was that he was a wizard. And even for a wizard he was quite strange. At the beginning of Harry Potters journey, the young boy entered a strange new world so unlike his reality, he was utterly confused, but still filled with awe. By the end of his crossing, he entered an enlightened stage and as a result, became a hero to us all. Bizarrely, Mary Shelleys novel, Frankenstein in a way, abides by the same basic pattern. To many, the monster of Frankenstein became an abomination to the world. But for the few with just that correct perspective, he was something much more than a mistake. Soon ...
Free research essays on topics related to: classic, harry, harry potter, potter, the monster
Characterization In A Classic Novel - 545 words
Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is the story of a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, and his quest to create life from death. Frankenstein's experiment goes dreadfully wrong and he is forced to flee from the monster he created. Throughout this novel, Frankenstein is characterized by his extreme intelligence, skepticism and withdrawn behavior, and remorse. In the beginning of this novel, it is clearly stated that Victor has a love for knowledge. "It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupies me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its highest sense, that physical secrets of the ...
Free research essays on topics related to: characterization, classic, signet classic, new york, victor frankenstein
Racism - 1,378 words
If there is one thing that the OJ Simpson trial will be remembered for, it is the racial polarization felt by all who have an opinion of the trial. Even though the trial itself was a farce, it does say something about where we are today as an American culture. It seems as though the racial divide is growing ever wider in our culture. Terms such as African-American or Irish-American are only helping to expand separation based on ethnic background. Just the fact that people insist on being identified with a country where the last known ancestor left one hundred fifty years ago speaks volumes of America's 'melting pot'. It is only logical that this behavior has manifested itself on todays colle ...
Free research essays on topics related to: racism, world report, college campuses, luther king, classic
Alcatraz - 878 words
Alcatraz: United States Penitentiary As a result of the Great Depression, a new breed of violent criminals swept the streets of America. In response to the cries of alarmed citizens, Congress enacted a number of statutes, which gave the federal government jurisdiction over certain criminal offenses previously held by the states. With the suggestion of former US Attorney General, Homes Cummings, Congress agreed that a special penal institution of maximum security and minimum privilege be established. In 1934, the legendary US Penitentiary of Alcatraz was born and became the home of Americas most wanted for the next thirty years. Once authorized by Congress, the US Department of Justice acquir ...
Free research essays on topics related to: alcatraz, department of justice, sean connery, security prison, johnston
Entrepreneurial Adventure - 2,294 words
... attern of systematic development also characterized American agriculture. In the year 1879, 74 percent of the American labor force worked on farms (Bolino, 34). The figure today is under 2 percent (Bolino, 34). There were some prosperous tobacco plantations in Virginia and Maryland, but most farmers and their families, which is to say most Americans, grew crops primarily for their own consumption. They had already started to barter with each other, and to buy and sell produce in significant quantities. So some specialization had begun. This shift in farming patterns was the real beginning of American capitalism on a broad scale, at least outside the major commercial cities of the eastern ...
Free research essays on topics related to: adventure, entrepreneurial, social communication, present value, france
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 ...
Free research essays on topics related to: york city, urban neighborhoods, united states, thomas more, terrestrial
Nicolas Poussin And Roman Influences - 1,405 words
Nicolas Poussin and Roman Influences in France The city and art of Rome had an enormous impact on the French Baroque Classical artist Nicolas Poussin and through him an effect on French art and artists in the following centuries. Poussin was greatly influenced by the classical ideals of Italian art and flourished in the art-loving city of Rome that encouraged a young artist to explore his abilities. Nicolas Poussin spent a most of his productive artistic career in Rome and over half of his life in the ancient city. Though Poussin was a known, practicing artist before he spent any time in Rome, it has been said that his successful artistic career actually began with his arrival in the city. W ...
Free research essays on topics related to: roman architecture, an encounter, young artists, italian art, peasant
Andy Warhol - 1,693 words
The pop art movement began in London during the 1950's and then quickly spread throughout nearly all of the industrialized world. Although the artists did have some overlapping styles, pop art focuses more on the subject and less on style, which was left up to each individual artist. The main themes that is evident in all pop art revolves around modern social values. The style in which these values were portrayed varied depending on the culture and artist. Critic Barbara Rose claimed in her review of a Pop Art show that Pop Art, " I wish to disagree with the assumption that pop art is an art style. It is not; these artists are linked only through their subject matter, not through stylistic s ...
Free research essays on topics related to: andy, andy warhol, warhol, baby boom, music television
Ayasofya - 4,943 words
... misphere set on the larger circle is intersected by vertical planes rising from the sides of the square, forming four arches. A horizontal plane is then passed through the hemisphere at the tops of these arches, providing a ring on which is built the dome, which has a diameter equal to the circle inscribed within the square. The pendentives are spherical triangles, the remaining portions of the first, or outer, hemisphere. At Hagia Sophia, two opposing arches on the central square open into semidomes, each pierced by three smaller radial semidomes, forming an oblong volume 31 m (100 ft) wide by 80 m (260 ft) long. The central dome rises out of this series of smaller spherical surfaces. A ...
Free research essays on topics related to: northern italy, early renaissance, ancient greece, medieval, arts
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 ...
Free research essays on topics related to: greek, greek art, greek culture, greek history, history women, men and women
The Lighter Side Of Figurative Art - 798 words
Some works might make viewers laugh out loud; others may provoke a smile while still others will probably induce no more than an unexhibited amusement, (SJMA The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration, 1). Susan Landauer says this in regards to the latest exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art. The show offers a wide range of pieces from the technically proficient to the texturally interesting; all had a lighthearted quality. I found Joe Bot by Clayton Bailey and Untitled by Joan Brown to be two particularly interesting pieces that typify the exhibit. The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration is akin to Michealangelos whole career on a bohemian vacation (Hawaiian shirts included). Works exhibited ...
Free research essays on topics related to: figurative, san jose, the chosen, northern california, latest
Alexander Hamilton - 1,444 words
Alexander Hamilton was born as a British subject on the island of Nevis in the West Indies on the 11th of January 1755. His father was James Hamilton, a Scottish merchant of St. Christopher. His grandfather was Alexander Hamilton, of Grange, Lanarkshire. One of his great grandfathers was Sir R. Pollock, the Laird of Cambuskeith. Hamilton's mother was Rachael Fawcette Levine, of French Huguenot descent. When she was very young, she married a Danish proprietor of St. Croix named John Michael Levine. Ms. Levine left her husband and was later divorced from him on June 25, 1759. Under Danish law, the (the court ordering the divorce) Ms. Levine was forbidden from remarrying. Thus, Hamilton's birth ...
Free research essays on topics related to: alexander, alexander hamilton, hamilton, first continental congress, long island
Maxfield Parrish - 868 words
Maxfield Parrish, born Frederick Parrish, was one of the greatest illustrators of his time, ranking among top artists Van Gogh and Paul Czanne. From his day of birth July 25th 1870 in Philadelphia, to the day he died in 1966 at the age of 95 in Cornish, Parrish lived a full wealthy life without many disappointments or sorrows in what was called the Golden Age of Illustration. Parrishs works will be forever remembered as enchanting realistic paintings of fantasy and romance that hung in the homes of 1 out of 4 Americans in the 1920s. Many factors contribute to this artists success. One of the most important factors was his use of Dynamic Symmetry, a design theory based on geometric harmony an ...
Free research essays on topics related to: parrish, hot springs, role model, historical research, protein