Losing His Reputation Greater Than The Pain Sin
826 wordsGod does not like the sin of adultery. He does not like lying. He does not like hypocrisy. There are two roads that one can choose. In the end, what may seem like the easy way may have far greater consequences than the hard way. Arthur Dimmesdale chose the easy path and learned that the pain of guilt is far greater than the pain of shame. From the start, Dimmesdale did not want to live with the consequence of his sin. To begin with, he must of told Hester not to tell anyone about his sin, becaus...
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San Diego Back Home
1,481 wordsOhmigosh! You will never believe this. I, Nebula Stellar, got a date with an Earthling! I know this might seem stupid to you, but Im not from your planet. Im from the planet Koosha, just a couple of light years away from Earth. Kooshians look like little balls of fluff with arms and legs and faces. So how did I meet this guy? Well I was out exploring in my Spacecruiser on a nice summer day, when I found I planet Ive never saw before in my space explorations. Oh so this must be Earth! I said to m...
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Zora Neale Hurston Eyes Were Watching God
1,879 wordsI have said that the soul is not more than the body, And I have said that the body is not more than the soul, And nothing, not God, is greater to one than one's self is, And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral does in his shroud... " -Walt Whitman, Song of Myself Zora Neale Hurston, in dealing with the female search for self-awareness in Their Eyes Were Watching God, has created a heroine in Janie Crawford. In fact, the female perspective is introduced immediately: ...
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Almighty Roar Hamlets Father Scene
512 wordsI believe Frances Zefferilli's version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, made in 1990, is one of the best versions of the play to be put onto screen. The film, starring Mel Gibson as Hamlet, and Glen Close as Queen Gertrude, takes a different look to the play. Zefferilli explores the physiological stability of Hamlet very well, especially in Act 3, Scene 4. The interpretation I got of that scene in the text was different to the one given in the movie. After reading the scene, I got the idea that Hamlet w...
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Undo My Top Panic In His Voice Euan
1,547 wordsThe lights were dimmed as the music was turned up and more drinks passed around. Euan, the birthday boy sat beside me on the sofa with his arm draped softly around my shoulders. My skirt was shimmying further and further up my legs but with a bottle of whatever it was in my hand I was far too drunk to notice. The tents were already set up outside and people had slowly been making their way out there. Euan had not left me alone for one minute. Though I enjoyed his company and he made me laugh, I ...
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Mcculloch In Scission Joy And Pain Life
624 wordsTopic: Scission explores the joy and pain of living. Discuss. Tim Wintons collection of short stories, Scission, explores both the joy and pain of living. The stories portray the joys of life as arriving unexpectedly, in common, everyday situations. There is a common link of discovery: discovery of yourself, of others, of God. There is also pain present from the very beginning, the Book of Job quote plainly imploring an end to suffering, mirroring many of the characters in Scission. Clearly, Sci...
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Handmaid Tale Human Beings
1,154 wordsIs the Power absolute? When people talk about the presidents of the United States, or presidents of the city bank, what do they usually come to mind? Definitely it's the power. But what does power mean? Now we are not talking about the energy. Here the power means the ability or right to control people or events. Do those people have power? Of course they do. They have great power over the people and the events. However, are they really as strong as we thought, or can they control everything the...
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18 Th Century Anton Chekhov
1,460 words"The Lady with a Pet Dog" was written by Anton Chekhov during the time period of 1860 - 1904. Anton Chekhov was a born in a small town in Russia and is greatly appreciated for his works. He gave up his career in medicine in order to completely devote himself to writing. It is said that, in the history of short story writing, no other short story writer except Anton Chekhov has better expressed its often invisible complexities. His realistic style of writing has acted as an important influence on...
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Salvation In Crime And Punishment
1,631 wordsThe promise of eternal life has been the driving force behind mans quest for salvation. Religion and the understanding of God and implicit faith in divine justice are the keys to salvation. This is the message conveyed by Dostoyevsky's character Sonia, a redemptive figure for Raskolnikov in the novel Crime and Punishment. Written in 1865 and set in Russia, this story is about Raskolnikov, an impoverished young man. He kills an old pawnbroker to prove his theory that superior men are above the la...
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Analysis Of Briar Rose By Jane Yolen
751 wordsBriar Rose by Jane Yolen is a heart-wrenching story of Sleeping Beauty intertwined with the horrors of World War II. The novel contains all the elements of the classic Sleeping Beauty: the castle, thorns, princess, and a tale of death and awakening from eternal sleep. Yolen compared a story that fictitiously occurred during World War II with Sleeping Beauty, which allowed one of the main characters, Gitl Mandelstein, to indirectly tell her horrifying experiences during the war. The story beings ...
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Style Of Writing Hester And Dimmesdale
1,567 wordsThe Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in the mid 19 th century is considered the first great American novel and Hawthorne's best work (Thompson 312) The setting of the novel was in Boston in the 17 th century, when Puritanism was in full effect. The author of the novel, Nathaniel Hawthorne, changed his name from Hawthorne to Hawthorne because he was ashamed that he was in direct line of decent of Judge Hawthorne who had been one of the persecutors in the Salem witch trials. It was s...
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Ode On A Grecian Urn Ode To A Nightingale
963 wordsThis is one of the most discussed of Keats's odes because of the ambiguity of the closing lines. To determine their meaning, however, one must consider the whole poem. The poet begins by addressing the urn, a large sculpted vessels that is unlike any real urn. Keats made up the figure on the urn from a variety of sources among Greek works of art. STANZA 1. The poet speaks of two qualities of the urn. As an "un ravished bride" it is a perfect object, unmarked by the passage of time. As a "sylvan ...
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Live Forever Mother Nature
1,233 wordsESSAY ON -WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER? Would you want to live forever? My position on this topic is equal upon yes and on no. This question has puzzled me and many others. Many things affect me, and make me think that I would, however some point towards the rejection of this statement. Throughout the years, the eye of the public and the eye of god have witnessed many happenings and events. From the dawn of man, to Martin Luther King, from the discovery of fire to the discovery of nuclear ener...
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Seven Deadly Sins Millers Tale
729 wordsWhen Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, he had certain morals in mind. Chaucer usually dealt with one of the seven deadly sins as well. The humorous Millers Tale is no exception. The Story is about a carpenter who marries a young beautiful woman who is much younger than him. The moral of the story is revealed in the second paragraph, when Chaucer, through the voice of the miller, notes of the carpenter, Being ignorant, he did not know of Cato's advice that a man should marry a woman similar to ...
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College Is About Learning First Place People
511 wordsCollege is about learning. Its not as simple as learning whatever it is thats being taught in your required gen-ed classes, though. Its about learning how to listen, how to speak, how to think. Learning who you are, who your friends are, the type of people you want as friends. Learning how to trust your innermost feelings, and how to find those feelings in the first place. Its about learning whats really important to you, and learning what you really dont give a damn about. College is about lear...
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Designated As An Antihero Role As Protector Frederic
1,948 wordsOne central feature of modern life and literature is the dearth of traditional heroes and heroines, persons of unusual courage and strength who act boldly on behalf of their friends and allies. In classical literature they were often the children of one mortal and one divine parent, and thus their deeds were favoured by the gods. In more recent literature a hero or heroine was still bold, noble, and courageous and often one who sacrificed ones power or even life for others. Thinking of Frederic ...
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House On Mango Street Poverty Level
947 wordsEsperanza Cordero is a very troubled patient of mine. Her family lives at poverty level, because the father is a gardener and her mother is a housewife, and has moved around many times in these early years of Esperanza s life. Esperanza is very ashamed of things, depressed, but yet she is a very intelligent and caring young girl. She has gone through many terrifying and disturbing experiences in her life. She has been raped, her aunt died, her father getting devastated over her grandfather s dea...
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Ive Rich Kids
451 wordsI Dont Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson 1. 37 am Why am I up at this time of night distressing the M& S mince pies for Emily's carol concert when Ive got to fly to New York first thing? Because I cant trust Rich to do it. And whys he called Rich when he earns less than the nanny? Come to think of it, why am I called Kate Reddy, my boss Rod Task and my email flirted Jack Abelhammer? Oh, I see, Ive got into one of those books where peoples names describe their characters in a terribly a...
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Chinese Culture Martial Arts
966 wordsLosing Face Everyone has experienced losing face. I can remember as a kid, being caught in a lie and trying desperately to weasel my way out without looking stupid. There were times as an adult, I would deny having problems at my job, too worried of loosing creditability. In Mark Salzman? s book? Iron and Silk? , he shows the Chinese culture and how important it is to keep face in front of a foreigner. Early in the book, Mark is introduced to Pan a marital arts expert. During he first encounter ...
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Bus Stop Shopping Malls
699 wordsMale and Female Observation Paper: Touch He slid a hand through her hair, the glossy strands sifting through his fingers. He lowered his mouth to hers, his kiss smothering any protest she might have made. The taste of her was sweet. The feel of her body in his arms regenerated his strength. Desire burned away the fatigue and the kiss burned hotter, wilder. (Hoag, 232) When a person touches someone, even with the brush of a hand, that touch can stir up so many feelings. In the anecdote above, jus...
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