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Frankenstein As Monster
Frankenstein As Monster
Frankenstein As Monster Through out the novel we are under the assumption that the demon in the novel is the man who is disfigured and hideous on the outside. While we view Victor Frankenstein as the handsome and caring victim, even though sometimes a monster can not be seen but heard. Looks can be deceiving but actions are always true. We first view Frankenstein\'s ignorance while he busy in his work. He had not visited his family for two straight years. These are the people that love and care
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley Education as most people think of it today, where men and women are schooled at the same facilities and taught the same subjects, is not the type of education that is displayed in Frankenstein. In this novel by Mary Shelley, the reader can see the differences in the Victorian education which each sex is privileged to. The novel also clearly presents the main character, Frankenstein, as the most classically educated character in the novel and displays the struggles h
Giver By Lois Lowry
Giver By Lois Lowry
Giver By Lois Lowry The Giver is a fiction novel about a boy named Jonas and his life in a perfect world of Sameness. In this world there were no colors, feelings, or choices. In this world everything was decided by the Commitee of Elders and took place in a ceremonious way. There was the Matching of Spouses and the Naming and Placement of new children. There was also a ceremony of Nines where all the Nines received their bikes and the Ceremony of Twelve’s where they received their life long
Grapes Of Wrath By Steinbeck
Grapes Of Wrath By Steinbeck
Grapes Of Wrath By Steinbeck In the beginning of the chapter the book Steinbeck discusses the earth. It tells how dry the soil is and how even walking stirred up a dust cloud. It tells how the people have adapted such as wearing mask and goggles to protect the air they breathe. The people were devastated by the dust storms that block out the sun and the stars. The land is dry and cracked, the crops are withered and dieing; much like the peoples spirits. Chapter 2 The chapter starts out at a tru
Great Gatsby 15 Short Essays
Great Gatsby 15 Short Essays
Great Gatsby 15 Short Essays Have you ever felt that there were two of you battling for control of the person you call yourself? Have you ever felt that you weren\'t quite sure which one you wanted to be in charge? All of us have at least two selves: one who wants to work hard, get good grades, and be successful; and one who would rather lie in the sun and listen to music and daydream. To understand F. Scott Fitzgerald, the man and the writer, you must begin with the idea of doubleness, or twone
Great Gatsby And American Dream
Great Gatsby And American Dream
Great Gatsby And American Dream Picture this, a person graduates from high school with honors, goes to college and graduates at the top of his/her class. After college, he/she is offered a job in the field he/she wants with an annual salary of about $400,000 a year. He/she marries the person of his/her dreams, has two children and moves into a large, elegant house. Forty years later that person retires with a pension and lives the rest of his/her life in luxury. This is the American Dream. F. S
Hedda Gabler By Ibsen
Hedda Gabler By Ibsen
Hedda Gabler By Ibsen Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler is not truly indicative of his vast body of work: the protagonist is female and the play is a character study. Oddly enough, though, Hedda does not evolve or progress throughout the entirety of the work. Rather, she remains a cold and manipulative woman. When this fact is realized, the only task is discovering why Hedda continues as a flat character who is restrained from gaining the status of a hero. Truthfully, there are many variables that sh
Hemingway Short Stories
Hemingway Short Stories
Hemingway Short Stories Ernest Hemingway: His life and his stories Ernest Hemingway was man of many words. He wrote many novels and short stories. Ernest Hemingway also led a hard life. He often incorporated his life into his stories. His life and work was a direct result of his life. Some of his stories show a direct relationship between his life and his work. Looking at three of Hemingway\'s short stories, Soldier\'s Home, A Cat in the Rain and A Clean Well-Lighted Place, in terms of t
House On Mango Street By Esperanza
House On Mango Street By Esperanza
House On Mango Street By Esperanza In The House On Mango Street Esperanza reveals personal experiences through which the reader is able to determine what kind of person she is; her views on life, how she views herself, as well as how her poverty affects her view of life, her view of her future, and how her poverty currently affects her place in the world. The vignettes show different aspects of Esperanza’s identity as it evolves and changes progressively throughout The House On Mango Street. Es
House On Mango Street
House On Mango Street
House On Mango Street In The House On Mango Street Esperanza reveals personal experiences through which the reader is able to determine what kind of person she is; her views on life, how she views herself, as well as how her poverty affects her view of life, her view of her future, and how her poverty currently affects her place in the world. The vignettes show different aspects of Esperanza’s identity as it evolves and changes progressively throughout The House On Mango Street. Esperanza’s ide
Human
Human
Human Anthology Of Literature This is a common phrase used by many people through out the world, but is it true? Early in the history of America was the debate over self-reliance started, however the topic was not given this name until Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote about it in the nineteenth century. Self-reliance, according to Webster\'s dictionary, is the reliance on one\'s own efforts and abilities. Emerson and other transcendentalists, along with Quakers and Deists believed that man should be s
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
Images Of Women
Images Of Women
Images Of Women Images of Women: Major Barbara, A Passage to India, and the poetry of T.S. Eliot The Victorian Era was a difficult and confusing time for women, and their trials are reflected in the literature of the time. Although the three pieces of literature being discussed are not entirely about women, they shed light on the Victorian ideal of women and the ideals of the authors who created these women characters. In contrasting and comparing women in Major Barbara, A Passage to India, and
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte In Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre, there is a slightly inconspicuous character that many readers may choose to ignore. The character that I speak of is Adele, the adorable French girl that Edward Rochester has taken as his own. While many people may undermine the importance of this character in the novel, it is easy to see that she plays a vital role in the coming together of Mr. Rochester and Jane Eyre. Unlike many novels or stories, Bronte chooses to use Ad
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte Title: Jane Eyre Author: Charlotte Bronte Genre: fictional novel Setting: 19th century England, Yorkshire Moors Point of View: first person Narrator: Jane Eyre telling it as an adult flashing back to her childhood CHARACTERS: Jane Eyre: Jane is the orphaned daughter of a poor parson and his disinherited wife. She lives at Gateshead Hall in the care of her aunt, Sarah Gibson Reed. She is lonely and depressed here because she is abused emotionally and physically. She
John Keats And Bob Dylan
John Keats And Bob Dylan
John Keats And Bob Dylan Why Judgments Matter, gives many examples of why value judgments are important in our lives. I feel that value judgments are as equally important and it should be evident why after briefly explaining Frith’s examples and my own as well. In his first example, Mr. Frith gives insight to David Hare’s comment, In the end, Keats was just better than Bob Dylan. The media, without delay, misjudged the true meaning of Hare’s statement and transposed it into a debate of value.
Journeys
Journeys
Journeys Journey A Lifetime of Journeys Journey is an important theme found in Asian American works. Although journey, by travel from one place to another is a common form of journey, the journey through life in search of success is also an important theme. In Asian American Literature, an anthology by Shawn Wong, who has been recognized for his works ofpublished poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews there are many references to journeys. Why does journey play such an important part of the lives
Ken Kesey
Ken Kesey
Ken Kesey During the course of the last fifty years, society has changed significantly. In modern society a great emphasis is placed on individualism and diversity within a society. It is rare that an individual would be ridiculed or forced to change simply for not complying with what society views as normal. This has not always been the case though. The nineteen fifties were much different. This was an era of social conformity. The members of society who were intent on maintaining this socia
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
Leaves Of Grass By Walt Whitman
Leaves Of Grass By Walt Whitman
Leaves Of Grass By Walt Whitman In the twentieth century, the name Walt Whitman has been synonymous with poetry. Whitman’s most celebrated work, Leaves of Grass, was the only book he ever wrote, and he took a lifetime to write it. A large assortment of poems, it is one of the most widely criticized works in literature, and one of the most loved works as well. Whitman was unmarried and childless, and it has been noted that Leaves of Grass consumed him greatly; James E. Miller Jr. writes: ...he
Magdalena And Balthasar
Magdalena And Balthasar
Magdalena And Balthasar Based upon evidence, fact, and logical reasoning, Steven Ozment explores the relationship of a sixteenth century German merchant and his wife. The piece talks about the hardships of long distance marriage, the Black Plague that swept through Germany, the death of their only child, and the business that helps bind the two lovers together. One of the tactics that Magdalena and Balthasar use to keep each other sane, is the writing of love letters back and forth. No matter w
Mel Brooks As Jewish Comedian
Mel Brooks As Jewish Comedian
Mel Brooks As Jewish Comedian Mel Brooks\'s membership in the elite club of Jewish comedians is essentially impossible to dispute. The question is whether or not his comedy is atypical. Satirizing Jewish history and klutzy old Jewish men is normal for Jewish comedy. However, Don\'t be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Nazi party, is something that you would not expect to hear in typical Jewish comedy (The Producers). Defined broadly, there are two forms which Mel Brooks\'s Jewish humor t
Memoirs Of Geisha
Memoirs Of Geisha
Memoirs Of Geisha Plot: This exotic fable is about a young, innocent girl named Chiyo (9 years old in 1929) who lives in a poor fishing village in Yoroido with her older sister Satsu, her father and sick mother. Since Chiyo’s mother is going to die soon and her father can’t do much to support their family, he sells his two daughters into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Chiyo has unusual blue-gray eyes, which later helps her capture peoples’ attention, especially men’s. Unfortunately, her si
Antonia
Antonia
My Antonia Most people find it very hard to pull up roots in their native land and move to a strange country. Throughout history, countless millions of people have done so. People forsake their homeland and move to another country for various reasons. Some people emigrate to avoid starvation. Some seek adventure. Others wish to escape unbearable family situations. Still others desire to be reunited with loved ones. However, the main reason for immigration has long been economic opportunity--the
Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer Gordimer (1923-) South African novelist and short-story writer, who received Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991. Gordimer\'s main themes are exile, loneliness and strong political opposition towards racial segregation. She was a founding member of Congress of South African Writers, and even at the height of the apartheid regime, she never considered leaving her country. Nadine Gordimer was born into a well-off family in Springs, Transvaal, an East Rand mining town outside Johann
Paul's Case And Barn Burning
Paul's Case And Barn Burning
Paul\'s Case And Barn Burning The stories Barn Burning written by William Faulkner and Paul’s Case written by Willa Cather both have two separate characters with very similar troubles. Each has a uniquely sad narrative. Barn Burning is a sad story because it not only shows the classical struggle between the underprivileged and the privileged classes, but also the struggle between a father and his son, Sarty. Together, these two boys share comparable lifestyles. Each has conflicts with his
Paul's Case By Willa Cather
Paul's Case By Willa Cather
Paul\'s Case By Willa Cather It is said that books are better then the movies created from books. I feel that the story and the film complement each other for Willa Cather’s short story, Paul\'s Case, is about a young, Calvinist man who did not feel that he belonged in his life. He lived on Cordelia Street in Pittsburgh, PA. Cordelia Street was littered with cookie cutter houses, suburbanite-like city-dwellers, and a general aura of despair. Paul\'s room was no different. Paul felt that his a
Plato
Plato
Plato And Conservative Christians The views of Plato back in Ancient Greece and that of conservative Christians today about education for children have surprisingly similar views. Plato thought it to be most beneficial for children, if their learning consisted of music and poetry to shape the soul, and of physical training to shape the body. However, only stories that were fine and beautiful should be selected. Stories that co ained falsehoods should be banned along with passages that teach fea
Portrait Of The Artist As Young Man
Portrait Of The Artist As Young Man
Portrait Of The Artist As Young Man Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By: Valerie Gomez Stephen Dedalus, the main character in most of James Joyce’s writings, is said to be a reflection of Joyce himself. In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the reader follows Stephen as he develops from a young child into a young artist, overcoming many conflicts both internally and externally, and narrowly escaping a life long commitment to the clergy. Through Joyce’s use of free indirect style, all
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
Romeo And Juliet - West Side Story
Romeo And Juliet - West Side Story
Romeo And Juliet - West Side Story Andy Warhol once said, They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself. Two hundred fifty years passed between the original Romeo and Juliet and the premiere of West Side Story on Broadway in 1957. However, time did not change the message of the story, simply the creators’ unique visions evolved. Shakespeare’s delivery of the timeless tale of desperate love in his classic Romeo and Juliet proves to only intensify through rete
Separate Peace By John Knowels
Separate Peace By John Knowels
Separate Peace By John Knowels Dealing with enemies has been a problem ever since the beginning of time. In A Separate Peace by John Knowels, the value of dealing with your feelings and dealing with your enemies is shown by Gene Forester, a student in Devon during World War 2 dealing with few human enemies, but his emotions create a nemesis far greater than any human enemy. I never killed anybody, Gene had commented later in his adulthood, And I never developed an intense level of hatred for
Separate Peace
Separate Peace
Separate Peace Dealing with enemies has been a problem ever since the beginning of time. In A Separate Peace by John Knowels, the value of dealing with your feelings and dealing with your enemies is shown by Gene Forester, a student in Devon during World War 2 dealing with few human enemies, but his emotions create a nemesis far greater than any human enemy. I never killed anybody, Gene had commented later in his adulthood, And I never developed an intense level of hatred for the enemy. Beca
Skin Of A Lion By Ondaatje
Skin Of A Lion By Ondaatje
Skin Of A Lion By Ondaatje Let me now re-emphasise the extreme looseness of the structure of all objects How Ondaatje makes use of loosness in the novel. In In The Skin Of A Lion by Michael Ondaatje, the extreme looseness of the structure of all objects is carried into the themes, characters and into the nature of the novel itself. Ondaatje uses a looseness in the style of the novel - post modernism, and looseness of structure in the way that people are able to stretch and expand th
Sonny's Blues And Paul's Case 
Sonny's Blues And Paul's Case 
Sonny\'s Blues And Paul\'s Case “I think people ought to do what they want to do, what else are they alive for. (49)” This thought is what is reflected in both “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin and “Paul’s Case” by Willa Cather. Both Baldwin and Cather illustrate the problem of a young man growing up and taking on the responsibility of finding out who they are and what they want out of life. In these stories the theme is most prevalent, developing the story and helping the reader form their own o
Star And Necklace 
Star And Necklace 
Star And Necklace The story The Star, which was written in 1970’s, is trying to say that we need to understand the truth of our fate rather than put on blinders and quit refusing everything else that we don’t want to see. In the story The Necklace written by Guy De Maupassant the woman worked herself to the bone for ten years trying to pay off the debt used to pay for the necklace she lost at the ball. The woman in this story is a poor pretty woman who thought she deserved a better life than one
Street Car Named Desire By Williams
Street Car Named Desire By Williams
Street Car Named Desire By Williams Our lives are consumed by the past. The past of what we once did, what we once accomplished, and what we once could call our own. As we look back on these past memories we seldom realize the impact these events have on our present lives. The loss of a past love mars are future relationships, the loss of our family influences the choices we make today, and the loss of our dignity can confuse the life we live in the present. These losses or deaths require healin
Streetcar Named Desire 
Streetcar Named Desire 
Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is considered by many critics to be what is called a flawed masterpiece. This is because William’s work utilizes and wonderfully blends both tragic and comic elements that serve to shroud the true nature of the hero and heroine thereby not allowing the reader to judge them on solid actuality. Hence, Williams has been compared to writers such as Shakespeare who in literature have created a sense of ambiguity and uncertainty in fi
Suicide Loss 
Suicide Loss 
Suicide Loss My Beautiful Friend Suicide is a deep and complicating loss. It leaves a profound and everlasting effect on everyone it touches. The mere word suicide conjures up a sorrowful and tragic image coupled with pity and disbelief at such an outrageous, selfish and extreme act. When someone you care about commits suicide, the burden of guilt and pain are overwhelming. The aftermath of a suicide is complex and almost seems to consume you. The tragedy of loss is only magnified. I was prese
Super Freak 
Super Freak 
Super Freak In the song “Super Freak” written and sung by Rick James, he speaks of an encounter with a woman with whom he had sex. Since this song was written during the sexual revolution and James has confessed to sexual encounters with “thousands” of women, I believe it was about one particular woman with whom he had a lot of wild and kinky sex. In the first verse, James explains that the “kinky girl” is eager to sexually please him. She gives him great sexual pleasure but she is not one to be
Susan Brownell Anthony 
Susan Brownell Anthony 
Susan Brownell Anthony I. Susan B. Anthony : A Biographical Introduction Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts to Daniel and Lucy Anthony. Susan was the second born of eight children in a strict Quaker family. Her father, Daniel Anthony, was said to have been a stern man, a Quaker Abolitionist and a cotton manufacturer born near the conclusion of the eighteenth century. From what I read, he believed in guiding his children, not in \'directing\' them. Dani
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
Tribulations 
Tribulations 
Tribulations He always loved his gin in the morning, noon, and night; it came to him like water and it was impossible for him to leave home without it. No one could ever sway him from his essential life fluid. It wouldn’t matter whether you cried, pleaded, or begged on your two knees, he would not stop. He only started to drink this much when he was 35 and I was about 9 at the time, no one could explain this drastic change in him. Before, he used to drink often but now, it’s just crazy how much
Two Kinds By Amy Tan 
Two Kinds By Amy Tan 
Two Kinds By Amy Tan Amy Tans’ heartbreaking story, “Two Kinds”, is a powerful example of conflicting personalities and needs that cause a struggle between parent and child. In every family, parents have, at one point, imposed their failures and expectations on their children, and in worse cases have even tried to live through their children. At times, it can be in the best interest of the child to have a parent motivate them in a specific direction, but as in this story it can sometimes backfir
Types Of People 
Types Of People 
Types Of People In life, there are certain stages one must go through to obtain ones self-identity. These stages are the carefree years of ones youth, the rebellious teenage years, and the passage from a teen into a mature, young adult. Children have the best life. They don’t have to wonder and worry. Teenagers have the rebellious, careless type of lifestyle that often gets them into trouble. Young adults look back on their childhood and on their teenage years and laugh at the wonderful memories
Walden By Henry Thoreau Analysis 
Walden By Henry Thoreau Analysis 
Walden By Henry Thoreau Analysis In Henry David Thoreau’s infamous novel “Walden”, we are shown endless paradoxes that stem from the author’s deep and insightful views into nature’s universal connections with the human race. Thoreau makes himself a quest of finding the meaning to our existence by investigating nature from different perspectives that our preoccupied society constantly overlooks. Two of these perspectives are of viewing nature from a mountaintop or panoramic view and the other bei
Willa Cather Works Themes
Willa Cather Works Themes
Willa Cather Works Themes Sara Orne Jewett, a local colorist from Maine, once suggested that Willa Cather write from her own background. Cather followed that advice and became famous for her stories of the American frontier; especially those about heroic women who struggled to tame the prairies of Nebraska and the Southwest. Cather\'s first novel was published in 1912 and was called Alexander\'s Bridge. In 1913 came O Pioneers! which took its title from a poem by Walt Whitman. My Antonia, publis
Women And Writing 
Women And Writing 
Women And Writing Since the beginning of times, human beings have found various ways to express themselves and more specifically how to declare their feelings and emotions. We all know that art (in a general term) is supposed to be the tool used for expression. People from different communities, cultural backgrounds, and religions, have been appealed to manifest and share their uniqueness through art. Art, whether it was music, painting, sculpting or writing has been highly censured through time
Cicada
Cicada
Cicada In this century of rapid scientific discovery, there still exist natural phenomena with the power to inspire wonder and mystery. The cicada, an insect known since ancient times, is one such phenomenon. Because scientific knowledge of the cicada contains many gaps, these mysterious insects can still stimulate our imagination or lead us into confusion. At the present time, the cicada is many things to many people: it is a curiosity that should be approached scientifically; it is a source o
Holocaust
Holocaust
Holocaust (1) INTRODUCTION The Holocaust is the most horrifying crime against humanity of all times. Hitler, in an attempt to establish the pure Aryan race, decided that all mentally ill, gypsies, non supporters of Nazism, and Jews were to be eliminated from the German population. He proceeded to reach his goal in a systematic scheme. One of his main methods of doing away with these undesirable was through the use of concentration camps. In January 1941, in a meeting with his top officia