Ironies In The Cast Of Amontillado - 1,598 words
Ironies Found in The Cask of Amontillado In the short story The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe writes in the first person point of view from the perspective of Montresor, the diabolic narrator of this tale, who vowed revenge against Fortunato. Montresor began to develop the perfect plan for retribution. During the carnival season, Montresor encounters Fortunato and decides to implement his plan carefully not to arouse Fortunatos suspicions through irony. Poe uses different types of irony throughout the story. The three different types of irony that he uses are dramatic, verbal, and situational irony. Dramatic irony is when the reader perceives something that a character in the story do ...
Free research essays on topics related to: amontillado, cask of amontillado, cast, johns hopkins, western civilization
Unrequited Love And Gestures Of Consecration - 1,719 words
Unrequited Love and Gestures of Consecration Young Werther searched for meaning in everything around him, yearning in his relentless love for Lotte. It was not a mistake that a copy of Emilia Galotti was found by Werthers deathbed, this texts content mirrors much of Werthers sorrows. Werther idolized and pined over Lotte as Prince Hettore Gonzaga did Emilia Galotti. Both male characters sought to relinquish his hopeless passion by attempting to win over the woman that they loved in a desperate manner, and whom lost their loves in one form or another. Both Lotte and Emilia represent the Romantic ideal for women, who were both concerned with keeping their womanly virtues in tact due to an infl ...
Free research essays on topics related to: male characters, dear friend, the prince, countess, deathbed
The Wife Of Bath - 2,965 words
The reformation or rehabilitation of a man can change from bad to good, as in " The Wife of Bath." Through out the story the knight changes from bad when he first meets his wife until he changes into good when he lets her choice what she wants to be. As the story begins, the knight rapes a young lady and in doing so is sentenced to die or life in jail. But in order to let him live, the Queen tells him that he has one year to find what women desire the most and if he finds out he can have his life back. In trying to accomplish this task, many women tell him many different things that they want most. When he comes to an old lady she promises to tell him what women want most as long as he does ...
Free research essays on topics related to: bath, the wife of bath, wife of bath, canterbury tales, dear friend
Sacco And Vanzetti - 1,242 words
In May of 1920, Italian anarchists- Sacco and Vanzetti, were charged and tried for the murders of a paymaster and guard at a South Braintree shoe factory. After being found guilty and put to death, questions quickly erupted from the public. It is the belief of many, including myself, is that one or neither of these men were guilty. The trial was unjust and the judge was bias and lead the jury toward a conviction! These men were prosecuted without a proper chance to prove their innocence and were treated badly from the start because of their anarchistic backgrounds. Let us begin at their beginning. It was in Torremaggiore, Italy 22 April 1891 that Fernando "Nando" Sacco was born to Michele an ...
Free research essays on topics related to: sacco, vanzetti, third grade, dear friend, fernando
Pride And Prejudice - 1,147 words
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a complex novel that relates the events surrounding the relations, lives, and loves of a middle-upper class English family in the late nineteenth century. Because of the detailed descriptions of the events surrounding the life of the main character of the story, Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice is a very involving novel whose title is very indicative of the themes contained therein. The first volume opens in the Bennet household at Longbourn in England. As there are five unmarried daughters living in the home at the time, the matron of the family, Mrs. Bennet, is quite interested when news of a wealthy man moving to Netherfield, a place in the near v ...
Free research essays on topics related to: prejudice, pride and prejudice, charlotte lucas, fitzwilliam darcy, dislike
Women Madness And Oppression Or Perspectives Of Madness In Womens Literature - 2,957 words
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death. --Fiorello La Guardia, Politics of Experience What a weak barrier truth is when it stands in the way of a hypothesis. --Mary Wollstoncraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women Whom the Gods destroy they first make mad. To the ancient mind, madness was assigned by the Gods as punishment for human weakness, vice and transgression. Cassandra, daughter of King Priam, was punished by the god Apollo; her foresight and accurate predictions were considered by the inhabitants of Troy to be no more than the ludicrous rantings of a madwoman. This notion ...
Free research essays on topics related to: first women, madness, men and women, oppression, world women, young women
Princess Diana - 1,426 words
... turned away, and 100 cameras caught the moment as Charles pursed lips met only thin air.(Diana 57) The public noticed that Princess Diana and Prince Charles fairy tale marige was in trouble. From that point on she and Charles would dine at separate tables , lead separate lives. There was a yawning gulf between them. There would be no going back. It was over.(Diana 57) Although the mariage was crumbling Diana never stoped fighting to save it. She had vowed till death do us part and she was going to do everything in her power to keep that vow. Her Prince had taken a lover and turned to a cold. unfeeling frog right before her unbelieving eyes. And the nightmare of her disillusionment drov ...
Free research essays on topics related to: diana, princess, princess diana, gulf war, early stages
None - 681 words
There has long existed a standing debate about whether women should have an abortion or put their children up for adoption. The people who argue against abortions say that the procedure represents the intentional murder of an unborn child. In their eyes, you take away the rights of that person by eliminating them before they even have a chance at life. The other side states that some men and women will not make good parents. They feel that if the mother and father of the child think that they will harm the child in some way because they cannot take care of it or if they feel that the mother cannot survive childbirth, then those parents have the authority to say that they don't want to have t ...
Free research essays on topics related to: pregnant woman, good parents, mentally retarded, dear, intentional
Achilles Vs Antigone - 770 words
" Achilles vs. Antigone" The word heroic means surpassing the ordinary especially in size or scale; relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity; having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; impressive in size or scope; showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort. In Homers The Iliad Achilles the heroic figure, and also in Sophacles Antigone Antigone is the heroic figure. Arte is an Ancient Greek word that describes the quest for individual excellence within a social content. All men in ancient Greece would like to gain this excellence, so they may in a way feel superior to others who do not possess such a character ...
Free research essays on topics related to: achilles, antigone, greek history, dear friend, till
Hard Core Bunny - 4,356 words
... ARD CORE pants to this complete stranger. Hello, how are you? he asked, Hello, what are you? HARD CORE bunny retorted. Why Im a Manatee, also known as a sea cow HARD CORE bunny pondered this for a second and then very hopeful she asked would you by any chance be interested in some HARD CORE pants The sea cow thought for a moment then replied Well I am a sea cow and if I was to wear your HARD CORE pants I would be afraid I might soil them in the water. After all the forest isnt the best place to own a pair of HARD CORE pants HARD CORE bunny was discouraged but happy for the information the sea cow had given her all the same That is true. I dont know why I didnt think of that in the first ...
Free research essays on topics related to: bunny, core, blonde hair, last time, jerusalem
Secret To Successful Business Letter - 3,148 words
... element of intrigue. Then, the letter hooks the reader's interest. The hook is often a clear statement of the reader's problems, needs, or wants. For example, if you are writing to a customer who received damaged goods, acknowledge the problem and then offer a solution. Next, create demand. Your letter is an offer of something--a service, a product, goodwill, an agreement, a contract, a compromise, a consultation. Tell the reader how he or she will benefit from your offering. That creates a demand for your product. Finally, call for action. Ask for the order, the signature, the donation, the assignment. What follows are actual examples of how each of these steps has been used in business ...
Free research essays on topics related to: business people, doing business, effective business, good business, letter writing, successful business
Mozart Bio - 864 words
Probably the greatest genius in Western musical history, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, Jan. 27, 1756, the son of Leopold Mozart and his wife, Anna Maria Pertl. Leopold was a successful composer, violinist and assistant concertmaster at the Salzburg court. Wolfgang began composing minuets at the age of 5 and symphonies at 9. When he was 6, he and his older sister, Maria Anna, performed a series of concerts to Europe's courts and major cities. Both children played the keyboard, but Wolfgang became a violin virtuoso as well. In 1762 the Mozart children played at court in Vienna, the Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Emperor Francis I, received them. From 1763 - 66, ...
Free research essays on topics related to: amadeus mozart, leopold mozart, mozart, wolfgang amadeus mozart, anna maria
Ethics On Crime Punishment - 505 words
The retribution rational for punishment is like the social contract theory. This simply means that when an individual offender must be punished its because he/she deserves it. There are three types of retribution the first one is negative retribution, which means one who is not guilty should not be punish for crime. The second is positive retribution, which demands that one who is guilty should be punished. The third one is permissive retribution, which means one who is guilty may be punished. All of these retribution refers to those who may be punished but in a way that fits the crime. According to the criminal justice system they do not allow victims to take matters into there own hands, f ...
Free research essays on topics related to: capital punishment, ethics, human life, social contract, retribution
Discuss Motherson Relationships In The Iliad - 1,166 words
The Iliad deals primarily with human relationships. There is a preoccupation with life and death, pride, love (in its many guises) and honour and these traits are all shown through the interactions between the characters. One aspect of the relationships on offer in the work, which it is essential that we bear in mind, is the fact that the perspective is a wholly male one. Women, whether presented as peripheral to the story (as in the Iliad) or as essential to it (as in the Odyssey) are largely symbolic in Homers works and the society of the epics does not depict any one period or group of women due to it's method of construction. When exploring the nature of the mother-son relationship in th ...
Free research essays on topics related to: human relationships, iliad, the iliad, the odyssey, best friend
Sam Essay - 1,360 words
My Brother Sam is Dead was written by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier in 1974. The action takes place in Redding, Connecticut in 1776 during the Revolutionary War. In this novel, the main characters are the Meeker family: Life, Susannah, Tim, and Sam. Once a whole family, war ripped them apart. The important principles guiding these people profoundly affected how they acted in the story and helped determine the decisions they made throughout the novel. It is evident that certain principles shape their character. This notion reflects on our own world because principles and strong values shape and develop our character. My Brother Sam is Dead shows how character traits shaped by ...
Free research essays on topics related to: revolutionary war, world today, guiding principles, episode, dear
The Iliad - 1,278 words
The scene opens on the last year of the Trojan war. The war had raged for ten years, with the invading Greeks fighting against Troy. Apollo has sent a plague to the Greeks because Agamemnon, king and leader of the Greeks, dishonored a daughter of Apollo's priest. When the reason for the plague is discovered, Agamemnon becomes angry and defiant, unhappy to give the daughter back to her father to appease Apollo. Achilles, a superior Greek warrior, challenges Agamemnon's arrogance, but Agamemnon turns his anger to Achilles, and demands that Achilles give a slave girl to him as a compensation. Achilles fills with rage, but Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, calms both men down so that they do not fight ...
Free research essays on topics related to: iliad, the iliad, greek history, last year, intervention
Crito - 831 words
Days before the ship arrives in the city of Athens, to take away the life of Socrates, after he has been sentence to death by an unjust jury. Crito one of the closest friends of Socrates tells Socrates to escape and not die because of an unfair cause. Crito also tells Socrates that he has many friends that are willing to sacrifice everything to see him live. That he should escape to near by cities, or far away were no one has ever heard of him. Socrates at first is overwhelmed that many people respect him for what he has done as well think the way he does. Socrates lets down the dream of his friend by giving him examples of what will happen if he trays to escape and they get caught in the ac ...
Free research essays on topics related to: crito, worth living, good intentions, dear friend, unfair
Niccolo Machiavelli - 1,566 words
The Italian Renaissance is known for its birth of many notable philosophers, including the famous Niccolo Machiavelli. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest political thinkers to have ever existed, and his ideas and beliefs have been an inspiration and motivation for many famous leaders. Although he has known to have been a positive influence on mankind, Machiavelli has also distinguished a bad reputation that has been unfairly given to him because of a misunderstanding in his views on politics. Since rulers like Hitler and Mussolini have followed his teachings for obtaining power, society has unfortunately looked down upon this great philosopher, despite the many things he introduced ...
Free research essays on topics related to: machiavelli, niccolo, niccolo machiavelli, golden age, renaissance period
What Does The Bible Say About Muhammad - 5,851 words
... dge the children of Israel (Luke 22:30). Saul was a renegade Jew, and the Christians changed his name to "Paul", probably because "Saul" sounds Jewish. This St. Paul made such a fine mess of the teachings of Jesus, peace blessings be upon him, that he earned for himself the second most coveted position of "The Most Influential Men of History" in the monumental work of Michael H. Hart: The 100 or The Top Hundred or the Greatest Hundred in History. Paul outclasses even Jesus because, according to Michael Hart, Paul was the real founder of present day Christianity. The honor of creating Christianity had to be shared between Paul and Jesus, and Paul won because he wrote more Books of the Bib ...
Free research essays on topics related to: books of the bible, christian bible, muhammad, the bible, revised standard version
Merchant Of Veniceportia - 885 words
When William Shakespeare wrote, The Merchant of Venice, he included a female character that influences the play dramatically. In most of Shakespeare's plays, the women have little power and intelligence. In The Merchant of Venice, however, Portia is a woman that saves the life of a man with her wit and intelligence. Another woman created by Shakespeare that posses qualities similar to Portia is Beatrice, from Much Ado about Nothing. Both women add to the main themes of the play because of their ability to use their intelligence and witty remarks as well as having a loving heart. The women share many similarities as well as many differences which seem to be inevitable because Portia seems to ...
Free research essays on topics related to: merchant, merchant of venice, the merchant of venice, golden fleece, female characters