Nick - Detached Or Dishonest? - 1,161 words
The Great Gatsby is a difficult book to interpret, particularly because of the style in which it is written. Not only must the reader differentiate between the separate views of Nick as the narrator and Nick as the character, but he or she must also take into consideration at what time period, relative to this story, are these views being expressed. After all, Nick the narrator is presently evaluating the manner in which his character behaved the year before, as well as allowing his character to voice his opinion, as his opinion had been during that time frame. We learn to trust Nick as a narrator, because all the pieces of information he gives to us, received through symbolism, imagery, or ...
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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 ...
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Ayasofya - 5,052 words
Architecture, the practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers only to those designs and structures that are culturally significant. Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word. Vitruvius, a 1st-century BC Roman, wrote encyclopedically about architecture, and the English poet Sir Henry Wotton was quoting him in his charmingly phrased dictum: "Well building hath three conditions: Commoditie, Firmenes, and Delight." More prosaically, one would say today that architecture must satisfy its intended uses, must be technically sound, and must convey aesthetic meaning. But the best buildings are often so well constructed that they outlast their ...
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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 ...
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Something Wickid This Way Comes - 3,810 words
... y talk of the good and the bad times, fears, and death; it makes everything else scared. But death itself only scares. If there were no death, all the other things would get tainted. They tell each other not to go near the carnival. Will welcomes his dad to climb up to his window for fun, as his father did when he was a kid in the good old days. Will slept for exactly one hour, he remembered something; he looks out his window at Jims roof. He yelped, The lightening rod is gone. Will was afraid. No, fear was a new electric power suit Jim must try to size. Will fears the carnival will send someone to find Jim, they would represent the storm. Jim was up in his house; the boys felt something ...
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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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Stevens - 399 words
Etiquette beween a butler and all others is, at least in Stevens' world, defined clearly and narrowly, and "'dignity' has to do crucially with a butler's ability not to abandon the professional being he inhabits" (42). He is to be chummy but distant with butlers from other households, to maintain a strict professionalism with other employees in his own household, and to remain unquestioningly loyal to his own employer. To achieve "dignity and its crucial link with greatness" (113), it seems, he must even separate himself from himself, as he abstains from the use of first person pronouns and almost always uses the term "one" when describing his own actions and thoughts. In Beerbohm's story it ...
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Hr Consuktancy - 1,871 words
Explanation of the theoretical concept The theoretical concept of Human resource management is based around the strategy of initiating the composition and implementation of working practices that, as well as being conducive to promoting the organisations business objectives, also seeks to plan in a strategic manner for issues that may arise to affect the business. As opposed to being an agent that reacts to internal and external changes after the fact, this is a defining characteristic that separates it from the concept of personnel management. Human resource management can also encompass the development and fostering of an appropriate culture within the organisation and, ideally, examples o ...
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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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Ring Lardners Haircut Analysis - 2,196 words
... the story is so complicated, this so-called one-to-one relationship of the personification to the idea is not perfectly consistent. Nevertheless, appears to be radically inconsistent-when a character is sometimes strictly and merely allegorical. ("Well, it seems, while they was cryin', Doc Stair came along and he asked what was the matter, but Mrs. Kendall was stubborn and wouldn't tell him, but the kids told him and he insisted on takin' them and their mother in the show. Jim found this out afterwards and it was one reason why he had it in for Doc Stair."), and sometimes not ("He said Paul had asked him what he thought of the joke and the Doc had told him that anybody that would do a th ...
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Ligyt - 1,085 words
Question: "On the surface, Heaney's poems are very simple. This simplicity however is deceptive, for the poems are usually most subtle and complex." What do you think of this response to Heaney's poems? Heaney's poetry may at first, initially seem simple, yet his poems do contain more complex underlying themes and ideas. Heaney has refined his poetry to such a simple state, such as in 'Punishment', Blackberry Picking' and Death of a Naturalist', that his poems are superficially simple, yet have complex, thought provoking ideas seeded deeper below. This initial simplicity is seen in the poem 'Punishment', yet is deceptive, as the poem deals with many other complicated and sophisticated ideas ...
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The Scarlet Letter Pearl - 832 words
In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, many of the characters suffer from the tolls of sin, but none as horribly as Hester's daughter Pearl. She alone suffers from sin that is not her own, but rather that of her mother. From the day she is conceived, Pearl is portrayed as an offspring of evil. She is brought introduced to the pitiless domain of the Puritan religion from inside a jail, a place where no light can touch the depths of her mother's sin. The austere Puritan ways punish Hester through banishment from the community and the church, simultaneously punishing Pearl in the process. This isolation leads to an unspoken detachment and hatred between her and the other Puritan children ...
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Lawn Party - 638 words
Ann Beattie writes her short story The Lawn Party as a male narrator. Because men tend to be less emotional than women are, this makes the narrators point of view more believable. Although this is a story that moves from one agonizing situation to another, the lack of human emotion leaves one with a somewhat empty feeling. One could infer that the author removed all sensitivity from the narrator in an attempt to make him appear aloof, indifferent, and even somewhat callous. The narrator lost his arm in a car accident. When asked if he would like a plastic arm or claw, he rejected both. When asked what he would like, he calmly responded air. Later in the story, he complained that he has to si ...
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The Stranger - 819 words
The Macmillan dictionary for students defines stranger as: 1. Person with whom one is not acquainted or familiar. 2. Foreigner, outsider, or newcomer. 3. One who is ignorant of, unacquainted with, or unaccustomed to something specified. In the book, The Stranger, by Albert Camus, these three definitions apply to the protagonist, Meursault. Meursault is portrayed as aloof, detached, and unemotional. He does not think about events and their consequences. He also fails to express any emotion in his relationships with his friends. After Meursaults mothers death, he sheds no tears. He shows limited emotions to his girlfriend, Marie, and shows no remorse for killing the Arab. His reactions to life ...
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Bartleby The Scrivener - 1,322 words
There are many ways to develop a character in a story. A good development of the characters is crucial to any storys success. In Love In L.A by Dagoberto Gilb, the author does this in three main ways: by description, by action, and by dialogue. First, the main character Jakes personality is shown through the narrators descriptive tone, as well as narration of the story. In the beginning of the story we can see that the author describes Jake such that one can make the assumption that he is probably young, approximately 20. We can determine this because of Jakes manner and thoughts when he is sitting in his car. His way of cognition is similar to that of a younger person whos greatest preoccup ...
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What Conclusions Do You Draw About Bronts - 1,169 words
Bronts novel seems to contain all the typical, traditional Victorian social values and divisions such as the master of the house with servants below him and so on. Social distinctions were very much more marked and rigidly respected. We first glimpse what Bront might think of social stereotypes and divisions, right at the start of the book through Lockwood, and later through other narrators such as Nelly Dean. Lockwood is seen as the epitome of Victorian social values and ideals, he is a normal Victorian gentleman an agreeable but shallow character. He is perhaps a sketchy attempt to portray a sophisticated townie. He is a well meaning but rather confused and superficial person, who is naive ...
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Big Time - 1,068 words
Right in the middle! This is the place Aristotle respects. In the book Nichomachean Ethics, Aristotle does his best to explain what the many virtues of the world are. To Aristotle, the virtue courage is a mean with respect to fear and confidence(68), but more specifically, a man who fearlessly faces a noble death and any situations that bring a sudden death(69-70). This is certainly consistent with his philosophy that all virtues are simply the correct middle between any excess and deficiency. There do, however, arise many complications with the definition of courage. What may seem like courage might not be. Consequently, Aristotle sets the bounds that courage must result from reason, must n ...
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For Whom The Bell Tolls - 1,132 words
For Whom the Bell Tolls is a novel loosely based on Ernest Hemingway's own experiences in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930's. Before I delve into the book itself, I thought it would be best to give some background information on Ernest Hemingway and on the Spanish Civil war and the circumstances surrounding it. Hemingway was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, and the second of six children. His father, Clarence Hemingway, was a physician and his mother was a devoutly religious woman with a talent for music. When he was young, Ernest acquired the nickname "champ," which he relished and felt it showed his rowdy, hard-nosed outdoor sense of adventure. He had garnered his father's passio ...
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Farewell To Arms Books - 1,234 words
... of a sluggish retreat They moved out slowly through the town, in an endless line of soldiers and vehicles. Henry takes a turn sleeping, and shortly after he wakes, the column halts again at the fall of night. He finds that Bonello has given two engineer sergeants that were left to bomb a bridge, a ride. Aymo has two Italian girls completely petrified of terror in his car. Exhausted, Henry falls asleep again, and dreams of Catherine (&talks loudly while sleeping). In the night, many peasants join the retreating army. In the early morning Henry and his men stop briefly at a farmhouse and enjoyed a copious breakfast. Soon, they continue slowly on their way. Chapter 29 the first rebellions, ...
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Implications Of Christian Ideology In Goethes Faust - 869 words
In Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe builds a dramatic poem around the basis of human strengths and weaknesses, two traits exemplified by Goethe through his main character, Johann Faust. Throughout his life, Faust becomes knowledgeable in math, science, and the Holy Scripture, yet desires to find happiness as a result of his persistent struggle for power. Faust seeks not power through knowledge, but power resultant from knowledge achieved through transcendence. Infinitely, it is this desire that is the downfall of Faust; he sacrifices his beliefs and morals to his pursuit of ultimate knowledge, and, in doing so, he becomes detached from reality. Through his ignorance of the surrounding human ...
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