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Hopi Kachina Dolls
Hopi Kachina Dolls
Hopi Kachina Dolls High on the mesas in the arid land of northeastern Arizona live the Hopi, westernmost of the Pueblo people. A small, peaceful and friendly group, they have occupied their barren mesa tops and farmed their arid but fertile valleys for many centuries. Clinging tenaciously to their marginal land, they have withstood drought, famine and the onslaught of nomadic raiders. The pressure of Spanish domination, pestilence and, more recently, cultural inundation have diminished but not
Hurston Novels
Hurston Novels
Hurston Novels The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s is a great time for black artists; it is a rebirth of art, music, books and poetry. In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God Janie, the protagonist, is treated kindly for a black women. She does not go through the torment of black culture during that era or the previous eras. Throughout the book Hurston fibs about racial oppression. Janie gets respect by the white people she encounters. Hurston makes the reader imagine that
I Never Promised You Rose Garden
I Never Promised You Rose Garden
I Never Promised You Rose Garden In I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN we see how one mans reality is not necessarily that of another mans reality. We as humans do not think exactly the same we all think in a different way, these distinctions will be proven. By seeing into the mind of the main character and comparing her thoughts to the people around her, the thesis will be proven. We are all guilty of retreating into some sort of lunacy, we all are guilty of talking to our selves; this sort of
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte Theme
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte Theme
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte Theme Longing for Love Charlotte Bronte created the novel Jane Eyre, with an overriding theme of love. The emotional agony that the main character experiences throughout the novel stem from the treatment received as a child, loss of loved ones, and economic hardships. To fill these voids, Jane longs for love. Ironically, Jane rejects affection at some point throughout the novel though it is that which she seeks. Her painful childhood experiences create an emotion
John Conrad
John Conrad
John Conrad One of the finest stylist of modern English literature was Joseph Conrad, was a Polish-born English novelist, short story writer, essayist, dramatist, and autobiographer. Conrad was born in 1857 in a Russian-ruled Province of Poland. According to Jocelyn Baines, a literary critic, Conrad was exiled with his parents to northern Russia in 1863 following his his parents participation in the Polish independence movement. (Baines 34). His parents\' health rapidly deteriorated in Russia
John Donne And Hemingway
John Donne And Hemingway
John Donne And Hemingway I. Introduction Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls was said to be one of the most famous books that came out of the Spanish Civil War. This book as been said to have served as a prelude to the devastation of World War II because it freed the world united against Fascism. The novel shows humanity’s great capacity for hope or despair, which is portrayed through two contrasting characters, Anselmo who is devoted,and Pablo, who is brutish. This literary work is real
Jonathan Edwards And Benjamin Franklin
Jonathan Edwards And Benjamin Franklin
Jonathan Edwards And Benjamin Franklin From their critical assessments on how to improve themselves and to the American public that they influenced by their writings, Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin illustrate American themes in their personal narratives that quintessentially make part of American Literature. Although they lived in different times during the early development of the United States of America and wrote for different purposes, they share common themes. Their influence by th
Judge's Wife By Allende
Judge's Wife By Allende
Judge\'s Wife By Allende In The Judge’s Wife the author, Isabel Allende, uses a variety of techniques to make full use of the limited space within her short story. By using strong imagery, providing a background, providing believable human actions, and examining justice, M. Allende creates a piece readers can understand to the point of empathy. Because her short story examines human behavior in respect to passions, justice, and emotion (love) in a plausible manner one can find close similarit
Judgments and Antigone
Judgments and Antigone
Judgments and Antigone Throughout history mankind has always been faced with judgments. According the Oxford English Dictionary, judgment means the mental ability to form an opinion (AHD, 454). We are forced to make decisions based on our mental opinions. Then, one’s actions are based on ‘mental opinions’ which are judged by other people. Then there is the inevitable justification of these actions by other people or the person themselves. According the Oxford English Dictionary, justify mea
Jurassic Park And Nature
Jurassic Park And Nature
Jurassic Park And Nature How could one describe the relationship between humans and nature? Perhaps it is one of control, a constant struggle between the power of the elements and the sophistication of human mechanization. Could it be one of symbiosis, where man and nature coexist in relative peace? Are we, as a species, simply a part of nature’s constantly changing realm? This issue is one that philosophers have debated for centuries. Where does mankind fit into the vast network of interacting
Kafka
Kafka
Kafka And Reality Of Change The Reality of Change What is reality? Every person has his or her ownreality or truth of their existence. For some it may be a dead-end job due to their lack of education while to others it may be the carefree life of a successful person. The true reality of any situation is that whatever direction is chosen in life a person brings the same inner self, motivational levels and attitudes. Unless they are willing to change the way they perceive and react to a situati
King Arthur And Merlin
King Arthur And Merlin
King Arthur And Merlin Merlin is a popular character when it comes to the stories of King Arthur and other stories dealing with the Arthurian age. In most of the stories written about him they refer to him as the magician, kingmaker, and prophet. We also know him as the one that takes care of Arthur from birth, who set him on the throne, who established him there in the early days of his reign as king. While most books agree that he knew King Arthur and watched over him from birth, what was he
Lady Audley's Secret By Braddon
Lady Audley's Secret By Braddon
Lady Audley\'s Secret By Braddon Lady Audley’s Secret, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, is a novel of many elements. It has been placed in many different style or genre categories since its publication. I feel that it best fits under the melodrama or sensational genre, and under the subgenre of mystery. It contains significant elements of both types of writing, so I feel it is best to recognize both, keeping in mind that melodrama is its main device and mystery is a type of Victorian melodrama. In or
Landlords Of The Ocean
Landlords Of The Ocean
Landlords Of The Ocean Have you ever thought about the landlords of the oceans? There is a saying: Big fish eats the smaller ones. The most powerful and deadly animals who taste the freedom of the sea world are whales. So many kinds of whales exist. One of the most interesting kinds is the bottle-nosed whale. It is no wonder why they are given this name. Their bulbous forehead and elongated snout give them a unique character. Besides these unique physical characteristics, they have other spec
Langston Hughes And Harlem Renaissance
Langston Hughes And Harlem Renaissance
Langston Hughes And Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance brought about many great changes. It was a time for expressing the African-American culture. Many famous people began their writing or gained their recognition during this time. The Harlem Renaissance took place during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Many things came about during the Harlem Renaissance; things such as jazz and blues, poetry, dance, and musical theater. The African-American way of life became the thing. Many white people cam
Of Life By Koshoosh
Of Life By Koshoosh
Law Of Life By Koshoosh Death is an end result of any living creature in Nature. As an intelligent species it is sometimes difficult, especially when personally facing death, to accept this brutal reality. Koshoosh, in The Law of Life written by Jack London, experiences the intelligible acceptance of the law of...flesh(890). He is found being left alone by his tribe in the snow, with a little pile of wood.(891) When he starts his reflective meditation on people and events he has observed
Light
Light
Light In August By Faulkner In the novel, A Light in August, William Faulkner introduces us to a wide range of characters of various backgrounds and personalities. Common to all of them is the fact that each is type cast into a certain role in the novel and in society. Lena is the poor, white trash southern girl who serves to weave the story together. Hightower is the fanatic preacher who is the dark, shameful secret of Jefferson. Joanna Burden is the middle-aged maiden from the north who is of
London's Stories
London's Stories
London\'s Stories Three of Jack London\'s most famous stories were The Call of the Wild , White Fang and To Build a Fire. Though they are completely unrelated stories they have many similarities unfolded were also similar. Both animals started their lives out in a very normal fashion but then they were brought into a different environment and forced to change. In To Build a Fire the man is the one being forced to change, without success. The introduction of characters was also similar the way t
Lord Of The Flies By William Golding
Lord Of The Flies By William Golding
Lord Of The Flies By William Golding In his first novel, William Golding used a group of boys stranded on a tropical island to illustrate the malicious nature of mankind. Lord of the Flies dealt with changes that the boys underwent as they gradually adapted to the isolated freedom from society. Three main characters depicted different effects on certain individuals under those circumstances. Jack Merridew began as the arrogant and self-righteous leader of a choir. The freedom of the island allow
Lord Of The Flies By William Golding
Lord Of The Flies By William Golding
Lord Of The Flies By William Golding Lord of the Flies By: Travis Jones-O\'Rourke In his first novel, William Golding used a group of boys stranded on a tropical island to illustrate the malicious nature of mankind. Lord of the Flies dealt with changes that the boys underwent as they gradually adapted to the isolated freedom from society. Three main characters depicted different effects on certain individuals under those circumstances. Jack Merridew began as the arrogant and self-righteous lead
Lord Of The Flies By William Golding
Lord Of The Flies By William Golding
Lord Of The Flies By William Golding Is man really born with a evil persona or a persona that is worthy as an angel or is man born naked for a reason because he has nothing to bring to this world but himself? A person is not innately any characteristic, he was brought to the world from love and must choose to love or not. Mother Theresa explains this best by saying, Everyone was created to be loved and to love. The novel, Lord of the Flies, has characters that were not brought to the island g
Lottery By Shirley Jackson
Lottery By Shirley Jackson
Lottery By Shirley Jackson Gothic is defined as a style of fiction that emphasizes the grotesque and the mysterious. Similar to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, many of Shirley Jackson’s stories are considered gothic fiction. One such story is The Lottery which was first published in 1948. This story focuses on a very grim day in the life of one of its citizens. It is a day in which one of its citizens will undergo a cruel and torturous death. The unfortunate citizen will die at the hands of
Love In 20th Century
Love In 20th Century
Love In 20th Century Love in 20th century is entirely different from when Marie De France lived. In her time, she wrote a sweet story of two women who love the same man, Eliduc. He leaves his wife, Guildeluec to go fight in another country even though she is devastated by his decision. During his excursion he ends up with a younger woman named Guilliadun. The two fall madly in love. Ultimately, Guildeluec detects the affair and behaves with not a shread of jealousy or desire for revenge. The wa
Makioka Sisters
Makioka Sisters
Makioka Sisters With life comes death, with destruction comes rebirth, and with fear often comes understanding and growth. Constant change within our environment surrounds and invades our existence--which too is ever changing, growing, digressing and evolving. Often a sad tone resounds within this acceptance of uncontrolled fluctuation. It is the sad or destructive experiences that one wishes could be controlled; and often those become more apparent then the joy and happiness that accompanies c
Mayor Of Casterbridge By Hardy Analysis
Mayor Of Casterbridge By Hardy Analysis
Mayor Of Casterbridge By Hardy Analysis Hardy\'s The Mayor of Casterbridge does an excellent job of displaying Casterbridge\'s realistic Western England setting through the architectural buildings, the behavior of the townspeople, and the speech used throughout the novel. All of these aspects combined provide a particular environment Hardy called Wessex which infuses the work with reality and a life. The love which Hardy had, for architecture, is displayed throughout this novel with the descr
McCarthyism
McCarthyism
McCarthyism In The Crucible In The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, the madness of the Salem witch trials is explored in great detail. There is more to the play than the witch trials, though. The Crucible was composed during a time when a similar hysteria was sweeping through America. A virtually unkown senator by the name of Joseph McCarthy was propelled into infamy when while at a speaking engagement at thee Republican Women’s Club of Wheeling, West Virginia he charged 205 persons in the U
Modest Proposal
Modest Proposal
Modest Proposal In his lengthy literary career, Jonathan Swift wrote many stories that used a broad range of voices that were used to make some compelling personal statements. For example, Swifts, A Modest Proposal, is often heralded as his best use of both sarcasm and irony. Yet taking into account the persona of Swift, as well as the period in which it was written, one can prove that through that same use of sarcasm and irony, this proposal is actually written to entertain the upper-class. Th
My Family And Other Animals By Durell
My Family And Other Animals By Durell
My Family And Other Animals By Durell My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell is a novel concerning an English family, the Durrells, who suddenly leave their home in Britain in order to move to the Greek island of Corfu. This book is told from the viewpoint of Gerald Durrell, the youngest member of the family, who gives a detailed account of certain incidents that are imprinted in his mind, of the family’s five year stay in Corfu. Many of the anecdotes capture the most interesting of the
My Last Duchess By Browning
My Last Duchess By Browning
My Last Duchess By Browning One of the greatest Victorian poets and masters of the dramatic monologue, Robert Browning was born in London on the seventh of May in 1812. His father was a clerk at the Bank of England and mostly educated Browning at home. He attended London University in 1828, but withdrew after his second term. After his first publication in 1833, Pauline: A Fragment of a Confession, he received little attention and only random criticism of his later works. It was not until 1869
Native
Native
Native Son By Right Bigger Thomas has been shaped by various forces. Forces that have changed the life completely for Bigger Thomas. In Native Son, Bigger Thomas seems to be composed of a mass of disruptive emotions rather than a rational mind joined by a soul. Bigger strives to find a place for himself, but the blindness he encounters in those around him and the bleak harshness of the Naturalistic society that Wright presents the reader with close him out as effectively as if they had shut a d
Night By Elie Wiesel
Night By Elie Wiesel
Night By Elie Wiesel Night, By Elie Wiesel is a devastatingly true story about one man’s witness to the genocide of his own people. Living through the horrifying experiences in the German concentration camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald, Elie sees his family, friends and fellow Jews starved, degraded, and murdered. In this essay I will address three important topics expressed throughout the course of the book. First, I will discuss the struggle and eventual loss of religious faith by Elie in his
Nineteen Eighty Four
Nineteen Eighty Four
Nineteen Eighty Four A Grim Prediction of the Future Nineteen Eighty-Four was written between the years of 1945 and 1948. Orwell got the title from switching the last two numbers of the publication date. In Orwell\'s criticism of a perfect society, his book became known as one of the greatest anti-utopian novels of all time. The book\'s message is so powerful that some say it went so far as to prevent the sinister future from realizing itself. Althought the book starts out as the story of a neu
Of Mice And Men Detail Analysis
Of Mice And Men Detail Analysis
Of Mice And Men Detail Analysis CHAPTER 1 O.K. Someday--- we\'re gonna get the jack together and we\'re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an\' a cow and some pigs and----- An\' live off the fatta the lan\', Lennie shouted. An\' have rabbits. Go on George! Tell about what we\'re gonna have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, and how thick the cream is on the milk you can hardly cut it. Tell about that, George. This
One Flew Over Cuckoos Nest
One Flew Over Cuckoos Nest
One Flew Over Cuckoos Nest In One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey, Chief Bromden is a character who has to work his way back to being and acting like a real human after so many years of being dehumanized (Porter 49) into a machine created by the evil Nurse Ratched. I. Bromden in the beginning A. Dehumanized by Nurse Ratched 1. structured 2. forbids laughing 3. controlling B. The effect that the Nurse and the ward has on Bromden 1. could not smell 2. thinks of himself as little 3. hide
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde Oscar Fingal O\'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900) was an Anglo-Irish dramatist, novelist, essayist, short-story writer, critic, and poet. He was part of the Decadence, a loosely affiliated coterie of writers and artists of the 1890s whose lives and works manifested a highly stylized, decorative manner, a fascination with morbidity and perversity, and an adherence to the doctrine art for art\'s sake. After having a hard childhood, where he was dressed as a girl until the age of nin
Outsiders
Outsiders
Outsiders The following is a transcript of the recent hearing of the Curtis brothers. RANDY L: Randy were you there the night of Bobs death? R: Yes your honor. L: What happened that night and how did it happen? R: Well it all started when we all saw the two Greasers (Pony and Johnny) in the park. We were completely drunk and had no idea what we were doing so I guess we all just wanted to beat the two of them up, no really big reason it is just that the we hate the Greasers and the Greasers hate
Parable Of The Cave And Road Not Taken
Parable Of The Cave And Road Not Taken
Parable Of The Cave And Road Not Taken Taking the High Road The unexamined life is not worth living, In The Apology, Socrates relates that the most important goal in life is the improvement of the soul. We should search others, our environment, and ourselves so that we may come to a better understanding of the world. The Parable of the Cave tells of the journey that Socrates was trying to relate, in that each person is faced with different realities as we travel to try and reach the intellec
Red Convertible And American Culture
Red Convertible And American Culture
Red Convertible And American Culture In the short story The Red Convertible, by Louise Erdrich, the author, contrasts the old way of life versus the new. Erdrich does this through metaphorical symbols: the color red, convertible, summer trip, and the fancy dance Henry performs before his death (Erdrich p. 468). In the story, the color red symbolizes many things. The convertible is red. Lyman also said his brother, had a nose big and sharp as a hatchet, like the nose on Red Tomahawk (Erdri
Richard Adams Writings
Richard Adams Writings
Richard Adams Writings Richard Adams was born in Newbury, England in May of 1920. He was the youngest of three children, a sister, Katherine, and a brother, John. (Richard had had another brother but he died at the age of three from influenza.) Richard was his father\'s favorite. George Adams (his dad), spent most of his time with young Richard teaching him about all the nature in the area. Richard grew up a few miles from the town of Newbury on a three acre piece of land with a house named Oa
Right Responsibilities And Real Deal By Butler
Right Responsibilities And Real Deal By Butler
Right Responsibilities And Real Deal By Butler Rights, Responsibility and the Real Deal by Jeremy Butler The Right to Free Speech is Protected Ideas are the backbone of democracy. However we see fit to express those ideas is a right provided in the Constitution of the United States. No matter the format of that expression someone will find them offensive and seek to stop that expression. The Communications Decency Act is just the latest incarnation of small minds raging against the tide. The CD
Rose For Emily By Faulkner
Rose For Emily By Faulkner
Rose For Emily By Faulkner In the story, A Rose for Emily, by William Faulkner, Miss Emily Grierson’s struggle with her family, her town, and herself makes her do things that are out of the norm. Her struggle makes her act inhuman and deranged. Emily is a living a very sheltered life. Miss Emily struggles, in this story, with herself and the society around her. Emily Grierson became very heartless in the eyes of the reader and even a little demented all because of her sheltered lifestyle, c
Rose For Emily
Rose For Emily
Rose For Emily A Rose for Emily By William Faulkner Reading this atypical piece of work entitled A Rose for Emily, written by William Faulkner encourages a sense of thrill and stimulation within. Since Mr. Faulkner resided in Mississippi most of his writings reflect his home state, as does A Rose for Emily. The first person minor point of view is being told by the townspeople. The main character, Miss Emily, in this short gothic story that took place during the early 1900 hundreds demonst
Scarlet Letter And Pearl Character
Scarlet Letter And Pearl Character
Scarlet Letter And Pearl Character 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. Th
Shiloh And Log Cabin
Shiloh And Log Cabin
Shiloh And Log Cabin Many assumptions can be made about what the log cabin symbolizes or what its significance is in the story. However, one correlation stands out stronger than any other in my mind. The log cabin is a symbol of the state of Leroy’s and Norma Jean’s relationship. Leroy, throughout it all, as he struggles to convince Norma Jean that she would really like a log cabin because that is what he strives to give her, is also fighting to save their marriage; just as he desires to have h
Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane Paper based on Stephen Crane\'s works How do we grow up through the hardships of live? What can a stressful environment bring out in human? And how do you perceive a society between the reality and the myth? As a naturalism and realism writer, Stephen Crane creates vivid characters in his stories. We might find answers of these questions from Crane\'s three representative works, The Red Badge of Courage, The Open Boat and The Blue Hotel. Adolescence brings about many changes
Stranger And Meursault
Stranger And Meursault
Stranger And Meursault The way a person reacts to ordinary situations determines the opinions of others based on their behavior. Yet, when this behavior is abnormal or different from the rest of society, it causes society to form an opinion based totally on a person’s behavior not their true personality. In Meursault’s case, his strange opinions and unexpected remarks put him in this position, without ever really giving him an opportunity to be truly understood. However, Meursault cannot change
Taliesin West By Wright
Taliesin West By Wright
Taliesin West By Wright Do you have a living room in your house? A carport? Does your house have an open floor plan? If so, then the way you live is being directly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright\'s innovations in residential architecture (Copplestone 1). Frank Lloyd Wright was born in 1867 in southwestern Wisconsin of talented and dynamic parents; his father a preacher and musician, his mother a teacher. From his father, Wright learned how the order and structure of music had influenced his
Tempest And Caliban
Tempest And Caliban
Tempest And Caliban When looking at Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” one can find an underlying themes of civilization verses barbarism. The characters that are created represent symbols of nature, and their actions build their symbolism. Through the actions we get a view of Shakespeare’s ideas on civilization and the uncivilized, as well of letting the reader form their own opinions. Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, after being removed by his brother, arrives on an island. He frees a spirit named
Tess Of D'Urbervilles Key Points
Tess Of D'Urbervilles Key Points
Tess Of D\'Urbervilles Key Points Tess of the d’Urbervilles Oral: Structure, point of view and narrative techniques in Tess of the d’Ubervilles. Ok well this isn’t really an essay as such it’s a an oral that I had to give on Tess, but still it took ages and I guess I could be kind of helpful. -veronica Narrative techniques - Chance and coincidence, symbolises the forces working against Tess. Coincidence as a means to an end - Irony- social laws brought into account with the natural law. Ironies
Things They Carried By O'Briens
Things They Carried By O'Briens
Things They Carried By O\'Briens In Timothy O\'Brien\'s novel, The Things They Carried, a number of insightful themes are forwarded by the author. One theme in particular interests me the most; the subject area is how people handle their emotions through the avoidance or distortion of reality. Specifically, throughout the novel a number of characters respond to the emotionally charged realities they are confronted with in one of two major ways, distortion or escapism. This pattern, shown through