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The History of Computers

- Computers This essay will explore the history of computers, show its importance and analyse theories of future computers and their use. Computers definition A computer defines as a device that accepts information and manipulates it for results based on instructions. The instructions are saved in the device as so called "Programs" and creating instructions is therefore called "Programming". There are usually two kinds of computers. Either a computer with only one program built into it or a customizable computer that can run different programs and also be available for programming new programs....   [tags: charles babbage, analytical engine]

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Beetlejuice Analytical Review

- In the movie Beetlejuice, the theme is that the afterlife is not really the end for us all; we live on a multiple level world between life and death, and need to respect the dead. The theme is idealistic and not applicable in real life to all people. Throughout the movie, Burton reveals his take on the living and life after death and the delicate interaction between the two. The character Otho, played by Glenn Shadix is key to Burton’s interpretation and scrutiny of the afterlife. Throughout the film Otho makes comments about the dead and even goes as far to steal The Handbook for the Recently Deceased....   [tags: Movie Analysis]

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ShopKo Analytical Report

- Introduction ShopKo is a purchasing agency that acts on behalf of buyers and sellers to distribute particular commercial production such as baby formula, health care products, luxury etc. local and international. Since the difference of sales price national, and the limitation of some specified products in some districts, ShopKo is gaining more costumers’ favor. Owing a mass of buyers and enjoying consumer loyalty in different countries is the strength of ShopKo. However, some potential crises are forcing ShopKo to seek and adopt new channels to improve efficiency under the microenvironment and massive potential crises....   [tags: Aesthetic Value, Staff Communication]

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Tourism ad Decision Making

- Methods This study is based on empirical-analytical, which allows for a more comprehensive comparison between the large and small scale of tourism in relation of decision making. The reasoning behind choosing the approach is because the research depict the perspective of the residents to find if the scale of tourism is relevant in decision making. The study will be qualitative and quantitative because it gives a bigger umbrella to try to answer the interrogative of the research. However, the research will be more qualitative because it provides more insight of the issue in the lenses of the locals....   [tags: empirical-analytical, comparison]

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An Analytical Essay of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein

- Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, is written by Mary Shelly in 1818. It is a science fiction describing a brilliant scientist intends to create life as human but a monster is created instead. Themes such as ugliness of the Creature, wrong attitude towards science of Victor Frankenstein, and the support of feminism will be discussed in the essay. To begin with, the ugliness of the being created by Frankenstein is a kind of excess, rather than lack (Gigant, 2000). It can be interpreted that it is more than enough and different from ordinary....   [tags: Feminism, Shelly, Frankenstein]

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Hamlet: Analytical Essay About Style

- ... Hamlet is dumbfounded by the fact that his mother who was married to such a respected, skilled man, would marry such a disliked, untalented man. He is still acting crazy and goes off into a rant about the contrasting aspects of the two men. Hamlet believes that his father, Hamlet is so clearly above Claudius in every way. The repetition of “Have you eyes?” draws your attention to the fact that Hamlet has worked himself into fury and doesn’t care that he is being disrespectful to his mother by asking her a question that he obviously knows that answer to, but he does it because he greatly disagrees with her decision and doesn’t know how she made the decision to marry Claudius....   [tags: shakespeare, literary elements]

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Common Source of Error in Medical Laboratory

- The literature review was done to gather the information about the most common source of error in the medical laboratory. The majority of errors come from the pre-analytical phase that is considered the basis for all laboratory works. Pre-pre-analytic and true pre-analytic are two areas of the pre-analytical phase (Plebani, 2012). Test selection, patient identification, sample collection, preparation and handling are part of the pre-pre-analytical process, while storing, pipetting and centrifugation sample are actual pre-analytical processes (Hawkins, 2012; Plebani, 2012)....   [tags: pre-analytical phase, inappropriate tubes]

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Cultural Differences and Cognition Explaining Human Behavior

- In another case, Na et al. (2013) conducted a study to test whether individuals would favor those who reasoned in a culturally representative way over those who did not. They found interesting results between Koreans and Americans. The first study demonstrated that in Korea holistic thinkers were favored more compared to Americans who favored analytical thinkers. In the second study, they found that Koreans preferred to seek advice regarding their social problems from those who held a holistic perspective and considered them to be wiser, while Americans sought advice from analytical thinkers because they considered them to think more rationally....   [tags: causal attribution,holistic and analytical thinker]

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Sense and Sensibility

- ANALYTICAL EXPOSITION – SENSE AND SENSIBILITY "There are such beings in the world… as the creature you and I should think perfection; …where the manners are equal to the heart and understanding…” As said by Jane Austen in an 1814 letter to her niece, this balance of “heart and understanding,” or of ‘sensibility’ and ‘sense’, is the crux of a good temperament, and also of her book Sense and Sensibility (1811), in which she illustrates many opposing forces, including sense and sensibility and empowerment and disempowerment....   [tags: Analytical Exposition, Jane Austen]

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Analytical Essay on "The Fire On The Snow"

- Douglas Stewart’s radio play, The Fire On The Snow, first performed in 1941, presents the story of Captain Falcon Robert Scott’s tragic expedition to the South Pole. In the radio play, Stewart skilfully positions the audience to accept the dominant reading of the play by showing the dominant discourse: that heroes’ nobility depends on their action and ordinary people can become heroes too. Stewart also positions the audience by using the role of the Announcer as a mask for himself to give comments to the stages during play in lyric verse forms and factual commentary statements, and also involve the men’s dialogue....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Analytical View of a Nebraskan Opinion of A Wagner Matinee

- In the past there have been stories concocted from within the depths of writer’s minds, portraying what they know and what could be. However there seem to always be casualties by the sharp words that have been thrust into the world. “A Wagner Matinee” is no exception due to the reference of Nebraska and its occupants. The Nebraskans believed that Cather, the author, was intentionally insulting them, but Cather claimed that it was a tribute to the pioneer way of life. I would Argue that the story really is a tribute the pioneer way of life through three main ideas of the story: Aunt Georgiana’s sacrifice, how Clark live as a child, and Aunt Georgiana’s survival of the west....   [tags: pioneer, tribute, sacrifice, survivial]

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An Analytical View of Gender from Glee by Donald LeBlanc

- Glee is a show that features fictional high school students from different races, religions, and sexual orientations among both genders. The show places considerable influences on male and female sexualities towards the same sex and places basic stereotypes towards men and women. In the show, it is shown that many of the male protagonists are, in fact, homosexual. The show Glee places a strong emphasis on homosexuality and cross gender, between both genders. The show also portrays the typical masculine high school athlete, shows how a homosexual male can maintain his masculine appearance, depicts how one's gender is not always easy to determine and depicts women as mere sexual objects....   [tags: homosexuality, show]

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An Analytical Look at the Cured Mississippi HIV Baby

- In March of 2013, news of a cure for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) swept across the scientific and general media. There were claims that this event was the breakthrough needed to finally eradicate HIV (Young, “Researchers: Toddler Cured”). This claim came from a baby born HIV positive but now no longer tested positive for HIV. This baby was born in Mississippi and within 30 hours of being born, was treated with rigorous amount of combination of HIV treatment called ART (antiretroviral therapy), which included medications such as Azidothymidine (AZT), along with a few other antiviral medications (Persaud 1)....   [tags: antiretroviral therapy, azidothymidine]

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Analytical Deconstruction of Led Zeppelin’s IV

- Led Zeppelin’s IV is a rewarding combination of face melting solo’s, the all too familiar wails of Mr Plant, flawless drumming and the impeccable bass lines of a bass demon. Combining various different influences with the skill of these players, this album tied together to eventuate into the legendary status that many hold high. Recorded and written from December 1970- November 1971 this album has been used as an inspiration for many other musicians when creating their own work. But what inspired this legendary group to create this album....   [tags: music album analysis]

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Analytical Evaluation of Freud

- Based on the past information and the information I acquired during the duration of this course I chose to do my evaluation on Erik Erikson using the classical psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud and Carl Rogers using the non-Freudian / interpersonal approach from Adler and Jung. Since there is no way to tell if either theory is right or wrong it is imperative that we discover our own theory among the popular ones and derive our own method of practice based on our current knowledge. This is done by comparing and evaluating each psychologist and their own theories to derive a common ground among each of them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Little Foxes Analytical Essay

- Every play written uses dramatic elements. The main dramatic elements are plot, character, theme, and language. Lillian Hellman, who wrote the Little Foxes, incorporates these elements beautifully in her play. The play is set during the spring of 1900 and takes place in the Deep South part of the United States of America. Just as every other play, the Little Foxes has included the dramatic elements in her play, particularly the plot, character, and language that all incorporate an underlying theme of greed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Defining Intelligence

- Intelligence can be defined in several ways. Intelligence is a combination of abilities for example recognizing reality, adjusting to evolving conditions, problem solving, and knowledge. One of the most important aspects of intelligence is an organism being able to familiarize oneself with the environment. The testing of intelligence is to analyze the way an individual thinks and the way he or she reasons, not to understand the how much information he or she as obtained. The problem that arises is the questions do not mean the same thing in every culture, so it becomes difficult to analyze the intelligence of more than one culture with the use of the same test....   [tags: comprehend, analytical, skills]

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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry: A Criticism of the American Dream Analytical Paper

- Due to the large number of opportunities and freedom that the American Dream supposedly offers, individuals from all walks of life have their own personal American Dream that they wish to achieve. For most people those dreams will, however, never turn into reality. Especially African Americans, they have a hard time realizing their dreams and achieving their goals in the 1950’s through the 60’s. Too many challenges that hamper the achievements of their dreams were part of their daily life and difficult to overcome in the....   [tags: financial sucess, freedom, equality]

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Analytical Exposition in Response to Literature: Death of a Salesman and The Great Gatsby

- The two texts that this essay will compare and contrast are the novel The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald and the play Death of a Salesman, written by Arthur Miller. Both works are based around the central topic of ‘the American Dream’ and the unceremonious death of it. However, the journeys that the protagonists take to meet their tragic ends are very different though the motives involved are accused murder and adultery. This essay’s aim is to determine whether the novel or the play best is more successful in engaging and provoking the reader....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Analytical Contrast of Corporate Deviance in Differential Association and Strain Theory

- The applications of these theories encompass contributing social environments that are synonymous with the work ethics being fostered in corporate deviant behaviourisms. One ideology in particular, the “American Dream” is attacked as a promoter of this through its means of success being defined in culture as monetary gain and social status as the way of life (Schoepfer, 2006, p. 4-9). This mentality is adapted to the corporate world as a dominant coalition amongst business practices is developed whereupon a group of interdependent individuals who share a common interest remains dominant in its ability to force organizations to function in accord with their goals and knowingly abuse this uniq...   [tags: Corporate Crime]

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Analytical Choices Interviewing And Counseling Skills For Canadian Written By Bob Shebib

- ... The author continued to further express the impact of emotions by sharing “some that are frightening to acknowledge are destined to remain forever hidden, perhaps from even ourselves”. I once again felt understood by the author. Feelings as thou the author was talking to many individuals as an audience who would be able to relate. I thought within social services often individuals requiring services have been through those emotions and situations which they cannot face. Those emotions which have partially lead them in the path they are on or had taken....   [tags: Emotion, Empathy, Feeling, Psychology]

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Analytical Essay on Tim Burton's Style in Film Directing- Edward Scissorhands

- Indisputably, Tim Burton has one of the world’s most distinct styles when regarding film directing. His tone, mood, diction, imagery, organization, syntax, and point of view within his films sets him apart from other renowned directors. Burton’s style can be easily depicted in two of his most highly esteemed and critically acclaimed films, Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Burton ingeniously incorporates effective cinematic techniques to convey a poignant underlying message to the audience....   [tags: film analysis, movies, cinematography]

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A Rugged Resignation: An Analytical Review of Richard Nixon’s Resignation Address

- Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th president of the United States, is perhaps one of the most remembered president in American history… but not for the best of reasons. After growing up in a financially unstable family in Yorba Linda, California, Nixon studied law throughout his adolescence, unaware of the future ahead of him (“The Life”). As a hopeful young politician, Richard Nixon focused on strengthening the nation on both domestic and, primarily, foreign terms. Despite his successes in foreign policy, Richard Milhous Nixon’s presidency took a turn for the worse in 1972 with the breaking of the famous Watergate Scandal and, subsequently, his resignation....   [tags: watergate scandal, impeachment]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce Analytical Paper

- “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true” (Kierkegaard)- Misleading oneself by accepting things as true or valid when they are not is a common phenomenon of nearly every human being, especially when faced with life changing of threatening situations. Self-deception can therefore be considered an option to escape reality in order to prevent oneself from dealing with the weight of a situation. Basically, those strong influencing psychological forces keep us from acknowledging a threatening situation or truth....   [tags: time, symbol, illusion]

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One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich - Analytical Essay

- Russia, has a lowest ever temperature of –44ºC, and an average of 104 days a year above 0ºC and a yearly average of 261 days below 0 ºC. It is the second coldest continent in the world only behind Antarctica, it snows on average 111 days of the year. It is dark, gloomy, freezing and miserable in the winter, and in the summer, cold, dark, and gloomy. Camps for political prisoners seemed even colder, especially with no real heating and limited clothes to wear on these wintriness days. The camp which was the bases of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s novel A Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich was initiated by Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union from 1953 until 1956....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Good Vs. Evil - Analytical Sentence Outline

- Theme: Good and Evil Create a SocietyParagraph 1:CENTRAL IDEA: Conflicts heavily arise between the two topics of good and evil. THESIS SENTENCE: Through common stories good and evil are portrayed through both protagonist and antagonist view, creating morals and opinions, and how societies views have changed over time. Paragraph 2:TOPIC SENTENCE: Common stories portray good and evil through both a protagonist and antagonist view.Paragraph 3: TOPIC SENTENCE: Significant morals and opinions are shown in stories made up of good and evil.Paragraph 4: TOPIC SENTENCE: Societies views have changes over time by the reality brought out in good and evil.Paragraph 5: CONCLUSION: Good and evil represent...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analytical Toos/Charts for Law Enforcement Intelligence

- A Demographic Analysis gives information about an areas population in relation to the ages, race, gender, income, ethnic origin, and level of education. The demographic analysis is mostly used for strategic assessment and long term planning for law enforcement. The reason for analyzing this type of information is to predict by the indicators of the population the threat of criminal activity within an area. If it is known that the male population between the ages of 18 to 23 with an income of $30,000 or more are more likely to participate in drag racing and the population of an area just increased with these factors than the potential for accidents due to road racing will probably increase....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stories of Success in Salome Thomas-EL's Book, I Choose to Stay

- The book I Choose to Stay was written by Mr. Salome Thomas-EL. In it were short stories of success, which were his success stories, and the stories of the children, that he have touched and inspired. Mr. EL is an educator; therefore, he wrote this book for its readers to know and eventually learn from his experiences as a student, a teacher, and a human being. Every human being has his own unique genetic talents and abilities. One of these abilities is intelligence. Intelligence is the ability of a person to learn and understand....   [tags: Analytical Essay]

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Ovid's Phoebus and Daphne Compared to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- ... In Ovid’s “Phoebus and Daphne”, Phoebus was shot with an arrow of unconditional love and Daphne with one to reject love. Being in the woods, they enter a chase where Phoebus tries to chase and woo Daphne. In Shakespeare’s A Midsummers Night’s Dream, Helena chases after Demetrius, which is an opposite version of Ovid’s story. He claims that “This is the way a sheep runs from the wolf, a deer from the mountain lion, and a dove with fluttering wings flies from the eagle: everything flies from its foe, but it is love that is driving me to follow you…”, that being a metaphor that woman are usually chased by mean like a predator from its prey....   [tags: analytical essay]

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Man Doesn't Seem to Be Able to Learn from the Past

- “History isn’t just something that’s behind us; it’s also something that follows us.” - Detective Kurt Wallander, in Henning Mankell’s The Troubled Men I came across a quote from a book called “The Black Swan” which my friend had. It was written by a writer called Nassim Taleb. It said that “History is Unpredictable.” Just a very simple three words, but it means something. One can argue with this statement because of the definition. To me, it is clearly understood that we cannot define that history is dead, predictive or, even being safe....   [tags: analytical essay]

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Themes Presented through the Characters in George Orwell's Animal Farm

- Animal farm is a novel written by George Orwell, in August 1945. It is a very important work of fictional political satire, and educates the reader about the history of a revolution that went horribly wrong, a savage attack on Stalin. Orwell reveals many themes throughout the novel and uses his characters to convey them. Orwell uses an effective combination of human traits with animal’s characteristics that provide the main charm of the characters of animal farm. They are distinct characters and are appropriate figures of political satire....   [tags: Analytical Essay]

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Hamlet's Journey Through the Grieving Process in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Grief is a painful emotion that people experience through troubling times in life, such as losing a loved one. Swiss psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kubler Ross, introduced the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, in the year of 1969. She explains that there is no correct way or time to grieve; the stages are used to familiarize people with the aspects of grief and grieving. Grief can over take someone’s life and lead to a negative downfall, such as Hamlet experiences in Hamlet, written by Williams Shakespeare....   [tags: Analytical Essay]

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Analysis of a Passage in Mansfield's The Garden Party

- The passage portrays a power struggle in Laura’s upbringing and a young girl's attempt to establish her own identity. Laura is a caring and sensitive young person who struggles with her own and her family's perceptions of class difference. It is evident that Laura is self-consciousness regarding her own youth and inexperience with her encounter with the workmen, it brings a sense as that she has no or little control of the situation in the passage, soon loses her composure and the workmen become frustrated....   [tags: Analytical Essay]

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Historical Elements of Huxley's Brave New World

- In Aldous Huxley's book Brave New World many themes are about the dark side of this utopia, but this is an allusion to the past. As many significant historical events are drawn up through the book,the director says that "These," he said gravely, "are unpleasant facts, I know it. But then most historical facts are unpleasant." (pg. 24) The director is implying certain evils of communism and Lennon, represented by Leinina. Fascism and Benito Mussolini represented by Benito. These evils are represented, but we also see a very strong connection to Henry Ford and his innovative methods of production Henry Ford is a basis for their religion, his historical ingenuity and ideals are the same value...   [tags: analytical essays]

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a fictional novel highlighting natural characteristics of man kind. The Book was created during the post World War II period. Before creating this novel, William had experience in the navy where he learned of the nature of mankind. The introduction of the book portrays a plane crash where a large group of boys are stranded on an island. Here they grow in character and human instincts such as leadership, brutality, and survival are displayed. With the influence of the combination of his education and military experience, William Golding wrote one of the most powerful books about the truth or mankind's survival nature....   [tags: Analytical Essay]

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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

- Every creature on this planet, ranging from the magnificent lion to the crawling slime mold, has a place that it can call a home. However, only a select few of these aforementioned creatures will not only utilise their home as a structure used for securing its host from danger but also as a place to decorate. Likewise, falling into this category of home decorators is the east African plains ape. The east African plains ape is one of the only creatures on the planet Earth that has mastered the ability to talk....   [tags: analytical essay]

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Timothy Findley's The Wars

- Timothy Findley's The Wars War has been a constant part of human history. It has greatly affected the lives of people around the world. These effects, however, are extremely detrimental. Soldiers must shoulder extreme stress on the battlefield. Those that cannot mentally overcome these challenges may develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder....   [tags: Analytical Essay]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Othello

- Picture this- William Harold Shakespeare, the most coveted playwriter in the history of the world, sitting at his desk, perspicaciously pondering over what shall become his most prominant and delicated tragedy of yet. Of course, given what little is known about Shakespeere displays, such deepseated imagery cannot simply be accomplished without first the propriety of haste and vinction.And yet, his very own rhetorical vibe displays allows such a vague pictoration to be concieved. Throughout the whole of Othello, the great Shakespeare remarks through an astounding displays show of pronouns, allitteration, and cacophonous diction his own resentment of both the King of Italy and the poor conditi...   [tags: analytical essay]

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Analytical Response for Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self Reliance

- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas is Frederick Douglass’s account of the troubles Douglas experienced as a slave in the United States. It is written in the first person and gives a very vivid look into the life of a slave in America. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self Reliance is also a first person look into a specific time period; the post-slavery era. Through Emerson’s declarations of the importance of thinking for one’s self, Emerson puts an emphasis on personal life experiences and not accepting other people’s ideas....   [tags: slavery, society, acceptance]

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Divorce in America

- The High Divorce Rate in the United States Marriage is a commitment that seems to be hard to keep. The social standards expected of an individual in the United States alone will cause some to divorce. Influence from media, billboard ads, and “get it any way you want it” has become the motto in the land of the free. We have become a quick fix country without any consideration of the physiological effects of marriage and divorce. The overwhelmingly high divorce rate in America is caused from a lack of moral beliefs and marital expectations....   [tags: Analytical, Informative]

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An Analytical Essay on the Flaws of Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

- The Flaws of Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart "Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all." (Aristotle). In Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo is living proof of Aristotle's statement. Although he is arguably the most powerful man in Umuofia, His personal flaws of fear of failure and uncontrollable anger do not allow him true greatness as a human being. Okonkwo is one of the most powerful men in the Ibo tribe....   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays]

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An Analytical Essay on Excessive Pride in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

- Excessive Pride in Things Fall Apart In Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart, a well-known aphorism, "pride goes before a fall", was used. I agreed with and supported this statement. The story line itself backed up this statement as well. Through Okonkwo's hard work he became a "great man" with a sense of pride and haughtiness, who then suffered a loss of pride, which ultimately led to his down fall and his own suicide. This book went along with the commonly stated cliché....   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays]

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The Significance of Gender Roles in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun

- Gender roles are undeniably a fundamental topic of critique in literature, particularly since expected gender roles have evolved in recent years. More importantly, the transcendence of these gender expectations indicates the possibility for transformation and increasing liberation in society. History explores many different stages for the sexes and their respective roles, from traditional anti-feminist times in which certain roles were strictly enforced, to more modern beliefs entailing free will and a lack of restrictions....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]

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The Pursuit of a Better Life Through the Stability of Work as Depicted in Miller's Death of a Salesman and Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath

- The idea of a prosperous, richer, and jubilant life has been a driving force for centuries of Americans. America has been viewed as a land of opportunity, in which one’s prospects in life are defined by talent and energy rather than family wealth or background. Only through hard work and determination would this state of happiness and peace of mind be obtained. Work has largely defined human rights, human interaction and the American value of family. Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath follow two families, the Loam and Joad, as they pursue this American Dream....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analysis, Analytical]

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The Falling Apart of Okonkwo's Personal Life and the Culture of the Igbo People Illustrated in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

- Things Fall Apart. Such an intriguing title, because everything will eventually fall apart. Chinua Achebe's choice of a title may lead some to confusion, because throughout his book many things fall apart, from Okonkwo's personal life achievements and emotions to the town of Umuofia as its people split, and perhaps the biggest thing to fall apart, the very culture of the Igbo people. One could focus on any one of these topics and trace the complexity of it's fall from previous glory to the eventual ruin at the end of Achebe's novel....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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The Theme of Failure in Ibsen's A Doll's House, In Sorrow's Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston, and the Novel True Notebooks

- Failure is one aspect of life that no one can avoid. The terror that comes from failure is that it has the power to break someone down to where they feel they can not get up and overcome the situation. Failing at a situation seems to make all hard work vanish in an instant, as if all the time and effort that was put forth into succeeding was never even there. Although failure can hurt and cause anxiety and even depression, it also allows a person to discover that even though they have been crushed they can still conquer it and succeed in the end....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]

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Ashraf Rushdy on the Moral Authority of Photography and the Effect It Has Upon A Population's View of a Tragedy

- In 1998 a man named James Byrd was drug from a pickup truck in Texas and dismembered. Ashraf Rushdy wrote an essay to examine the moral authority of photography and the effect it has upon a population’s view of a tragedy. Rushdy’s argument is that in 1955 when Emmett Till was murdered his mother allowed photographs of her son’s mutilated corpse to be shown across the nation. These photographs had a significant effect upon the course of the civil rights movement. Rushdy asks why the photographs of James Byrd were never displayed to the public and provides a compelling answer to this question....   [tags: rhetorical devices, analytical essay]

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Comparing and Contrasting the Relationships of Beatrice and Benedick, and Hero and Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing

- In Shakespeare’s play, Much Ado About Nothing, written in the early 15th century, the relationships between Benedick and Beatrice and Hero and Claudio are the key to the play and create a lot of tension and comedy. The two relationships are interesting in different ways, and this essay will explore this in terms of the language used, the plot, characterisation and how the two relationships stand thematically. Beatrice and Benedick are interesting due to Shakespeare’s use of language. Confusion is created as to whether they love or hate each other owing to their snide comments, such as Beatrice’s response “A bird of my tongue is better than a beast of yours” (1.1.104), notably continuing the...   [tags: shakespeare, Analytical Essay]

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The True Love Between Viola and Orsino, as Compared to Other Relationships in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

- In Twelfth Night the relationships are anything but romantic. Shakespeare writes from the male point of view which implies an un-easy split between love and physical charm. In Twelfth night the romance is falsely produced by selfish desire. Duke Orsino and Viola stand out from the other relationships. By questioning the relationships between the other couples, Shakespeare highlights the true love between Viola and Orsino and the fake relationship of Malvolio and Olivia which is truly based on Malvolio’s desire of a higher status , despite his status and his personality , Malvolio tries to impress Olivia by dressing up in ridiculous clothes , which does far from his aim , and repulses Olivia...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles: Warnings of What Not To Do in Ray Bradbury's Novels

- This summer I read 2 works by Ray Bradbury. Both were very good and were written with very good descriptions. The novels were Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles. Actually The Martian Chronicles was actually more like a group of short stories put together. One thing both these books had in common was with what the Author Mr. Bradbury had in mind while writing these. He had the future set in his mind. And he saw the deepest of the future. An example of this is how he had us going to war and mars by the year 2000....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]

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The Romantic Obstacles of Shakespeare in "Midsummer Night's Dream" and Soyinka's "Lion and the Jewel"

- Love in literature is not uncommon, but it is the obstacles, depictions, and interpretations in that love that give pieces of literature their meanings. The plays "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare and "The Lion and the Jewel" by Wole Soyinka are both plays that give a definitive portrayal of love and power. However, their portrayals have several similarities and differences. These relationships and contrasts lie in the male and female gender roles, and the obstacles which intervene with the true or ideal love....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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Opportunity and Burden in the Privileged Woman Illustrated in Chesnutt's, The House Behind the Cedars

- In the memorable novel by American author Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, we are driven to examine and understand the predicament of the privileged woman at the beginning of the 20th century. The main character, Rena Walden, is given the opportunity to pass in a high, white society thereby attaining great hopes for status, luxury, and prominent marriage. However, she is required to leave her racially coloured past behind her in order to successfully cross the colour line. Rena’s predicament is that she wants to belong to two very different worlds at the same time but simply cannot in such a deeply segregated society....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays]

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The Theme of Conflict in Act 3 Scene 5 of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy of an ancient feud where the children of two families at war fall deeply in love with each other. Set in the 16th century William Shakespeare’s play has many different themes running throughout it, which include love, hate, death and conflict. The play opens with a fight but ends with suicide that creates peace between both families who unite from their losses. The conflict, violence and aggression in the play happen from revenge and an ancient family grudge. An audience from the 16th century would have enjoyed Romeo and Juliet because of the real life drama and tragedy the play goes through....   [tags: English Literature, Analytical Essay]

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Visions of a Perfect Society Illustrated in Machiavelli's The Prince and Thomas More's Utopia

- When people think about the ‘perfect’ society, all will have a different idea on the topic. For example, Thomas More wrote in ‘Utopia’ of a society where all of the cities were exactly the same. Whereas Niccolo Machiavelli wrote about how a society should be ruled in ‘The Prince.’ Both works paint a portrait of leadership and laws, as well as life and society. In ‘The Prince’, Machiavelli isn’t describing the aspects of a perfect society, he is speaking of how a prince should rule it in order to make it ideal....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]

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Janie's Marriages and Personal Growth in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God

- In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie Crawford the main character goes through some big changes. Throughout this book Janie struggles to find her inner voice and purpose of love. She looks high and low for a sign of what love really is and she finds it as being the pear tree. The pear tree is very symbolic and ultimately shows Janie what love is and how it should be in a healthy relationship. This tree, with the bees pollinating the blossoms, helps Janie realize that love should be very mutual and each person needs to provide for the other equally....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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Smith's Outlook on Life in Sillitoe's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

- There are two basic facts in Smith’s life: one, that he’s in a war with the “In-laws,” and two, that he’s going to fight it until the day he dies, or die fighting. From Smith’s perspective, there is an impassable line between him and the In-laws, who are out to get him, and his best method of success is beating them down. In taking revenge on the governor of Borstal, Smith thinks he has succeeded. What Smith doesn’t realize is that he, not the governor, truly loses when he loses the race. Smith needs to revise his world view to realize that there is a better way of getting what he wants, and the revenge he seeks is only a sign of his weakness and unhappiness with his own life....   [tags: Literary Analyis, Analytical Essay]

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Love and Relationships in Two Eighteenth Century Novels: Three Musketeers, Pride and Prejudice

- Two novels written before the nineteenth century were, Pride and Prejudice and The Three Musketeers. In the first novel, Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen, there is the Bennet family. They have five daughters and Mrs.Bennet is very eager to get them all married. At coincidental timing Mr.Bingley, a wealthy single man comes to Netherfield. After a social visit by Mr.Bennet to Mr.Bingley, the Bennets are invited to a ball. At the ball Jane immediately catches the attention of Mr.Bingley and they spend the entire evening dancing together, however for Mr.Bingley’s friend Darcy, the same cannot be told....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]

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Acts of Violence and Brutality Illustrated in Jackson's The Lottery and Hurston's Sweat

- From the beginning of time, human nature has lent itself to violence and brutality. You see evidence of this as you read the news, or watch television. You might have been, or will be, the victim of this dark side of human nature. Looking back to the children of Adam and Eve, Cain killed his brother, Abel, marking, as I heard in a theology class, what many theologies claim as “the paradigm for conflict and violence.” Throughout our readings in The Story and It’s Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction, we have seen many episodes of violence and brutality, ranging from torment to ritualistic murder....   [tags: The Lottery, Analytical Essay]

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W. Somerset Maugham Explores the Different Meanings of Success in The Razor’s Edge

- In The Razor’s Edge, W. Somerset Maugham explores the different meanings of success, through the conflicting ideals of his characters. The different interpretations of success are shown prominently through the views of Elliott Templeton and Laurence Darrell. Elliot for most of his life views success as becoming socially eminent and Larry believes success is happiness and the reaching of a state of enlightenment. The epigraph of The Razor’s Edge, “The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the path to Salvation is hard” (Katha-Upanishad as cited by Maugham) applies to both Larry and Elliott because both of them had to get over significant hurdles in their views in...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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The Range of Emotions in the Novel “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathanial Hawthorne

- Nathanial Hawthorne, the author of The Scarlet Letter, provoked many emotions throughout his entire novel. The emotions ranged from grief to anticipation. Each character played an important role in the novel and I believe that each character evoked a different emotion in the reader. Three of the characters in which Nathanial Hawthorne demonstrates this are Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale and their daughter Pearl. Hester Prynne, the main character of the novel, was a courageous and honorable person; even though, what she had been known for wasn’t such an admirable deed....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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The Soldier's True Enemy in Erich Remarque’s "All Quiet on the Western Front"

- Who or what is a soldier’s true enemy. Is it the appalling conditions he must endure. Figures of authority abusing their power. Or is it perhaps even the fear of death itself. These are the questions raised in Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front as he voices his own experiences as a soldier fighting for the Germans in World War One through his narrator Paul Baumer. Despite the fact the soldiers have received expert training when they enlisted in the army they struggle to fight their most basic instinct, to survive....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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A Tale of Two Cities: The Making of Dickens' Character of Sydney Carton

- “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.” Book 3, Chapter 15, Page 361 [last page in the chapter] Discovering the principal characters in any novel and observing how they relate to one another provides a person with hours of enjoyment. The very idea that a writer can with words create a world in which these characters can grow and mature in any way the author desires should remind the reader that, in many ways, their lives are nothing more than the shadows of the master author’s design....   [tags: Character Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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Intertwining Fates as a Motive for Invisibility in Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man

- Invisibility is a motif introduced even before the first page of the novel is turned. Although The Invisible Man was written over a 7 year period, Ralph Ellison uses invisibility as a representation of the status of a black man during the society of the late 1920s and early 1930s (Reilly 20). Symbolically, the black man is invisible to the white man because the latter is blind towards both the reality of the black man’s physical presence and influence in society. The narrator is in a continuous struggle with himself throughout the novel in a difficult attempt to discover who he is in a racist America, and make his mark on a white society....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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The Moral Nature of Human Beings in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- Harper Lee’s coming-of-age novel To Kill a Mockingbird illustrates the life of its young narrator, Jean Louise “Scout" Finch, in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the mid-1930s. Scout begins the novel as a thirteen year old reflecting back on major key events in her childhood life. She lives with her father, Atticus, a lawyer, her older brother Jem, and their black housekeeper, Calpurnia who tends to the children and the house while Atticus is at work. Scout and Jem's summer playmate, Dill Harris, shares the Finch children's adventures and adds imagination and intrigue to their game playing and their own lives....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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Whether or Not Macbeth is Deserving of Pity in Shakespeare's Play Macbeth

- In the last scene of “Macbeth”, Malcolm describes Macbeth as “this dead butcher” which could be argued is the best way to sum up Macbeth’s character. The word “butcher” implies slaughter and brutality. Macbeth is certainly guilty of butchery, the cruel, senseless killing of people. Malcolm uses the word “butcher” to provoke appalling memories of Macbeth’s deeds from the audience. But could Macbeth’s behavior ever be justified. Could Macbeth ever be pitied or even excused for the actions he took....   [tags: Analytical Essay, Term Paper]

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Theme of Hypocrisy in Conrad’s, Heart of Darkness, and Coppola’s, Apocalypse Now

- Both Conrad’s, “Heart of Darkness”, and Coppola’s, “Apocalypse Now”, profoundly illustrate the journey of man into their inner self and man’s encounters with their insanity, fears and demise. The novella and film are comprised of numerous pivotal themes that facilitate the understanding of the deeper meaning of both works. Fundamentally, theme is an extensive message or idea expressed by an author and is a crucial element of literature since it sheds light on universal concepts. The most striking parallels that can be formulated when comparing themes in both the novella and the film are associated with human nature....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essays]

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Examining Family Relationships in Literature: Examining Antigone, The Odyssey, and The Iliad

- The human relationship can be interpreted as interpersonal or intimate; stemming from these two classifications are many of the reasons for characteristic development within human nature. By studying literary works we can glimpse into human behavior and learn what actually causes a person’s actions and downfalls. Many of these works have shown the effects a dominant and inferior relationship may cause, ranging from self-independence to parental influence. We’ve seen the defiance of rulers, the mimicking actions of father and son, the comparison of siblings, and the rebellion of a son....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]

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Comparing and Contrasting Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Dumas' The Three Musketeers

- Two novels written in the nineteenth century were Pride and Prejudice and The Three Musketeers. In the first novel, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, the Bennet family has five daughters that Mrs.Bennet is eager to get them all married. At a coincidental timing Mr.Bingley, a wealthy single man comes to the nearby city of Longbourn. After a social visit by Mr.Bennet, the Bennets go to a ball. At the ball Jane immediately catches the attention of Mr.Bingley and they spend the evening dancing together, however for Mr.Bingley’s friend Darcy, the same cannot be told....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]

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Comparing the Use of Symbols in Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums and Glaspell's Trifles

- John Steinbeck wrote “The Chrysanthemums” where the protagonist, Elisa maintains her flower garden with a flower called Chrysanthemums. In a daily routine, Elisa’s husband Henry is a typical farmer who was busy with his orchard and steers, while Elisa, a housewife tends to her garden as the chrysanthemums were shown as Elisa’s children. Written by Susan Glaspell, “Trifle” was a play about Mrs. Wright who was put through an investigation where she was the main suspect in the case of her husband‘s death....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Ignorance in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

- Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, is about what this world will become if we continue to disregard knowledge and focus on the irrelevant parts of life. In the novel, books are burned rather than read, knowledge is feared rather than pursued, and no one is happy. In this world, reading is a crime, but for some people in this novel, it is a way of life. Bradbury is suggesting that reality is not far from the world he has depicted in this book, and that soon, ignorance may be valued over knowledge....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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Authority Abusers are Spreading Like a Disease: Wole Soyinka's 'Every Dictator's Nightmare'

- Ever since the beginning of time, rulers and dictators have tried to control the so-called lesser beings into doing anything they want them to do and made them slaves for their own pleasure. These lords of leadership have cruelly made their peasants scrub the toilet full of putrid smelling feces, lay there crying while they rape them every night, and work a field with calloused, arthritic hands that will never put the bountiful harvest to their malnourished lips because slaves are not worthy....   [tags: Dictatorship, Analytical Essay]

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Kantorek's Influence on the Characters in All Quiet on the Western Front

- Kantorek, the former school master of many of the novel's characters, is described as “a stern little man”, and although his physical presence is of little consequence to the novel’s development his actions influence many of the characters in their thoughts and actions. His fiery and impassioned speeches to his class influenced all of them to join the army, leading to their inevitable dooms. The ideas he preached on nationalism and one’s duty to his country were a glorious mask for the true, atrocious nature of war....   [tags: Analytical Essay, Literary Analysis]

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Exploring Juno as a Victim in Sean O’Casey’s, Juno and the Paycock

- To what extent is Juno a Victim in Sean O’Casey’s, ‘Juno and the Paycock?’ We see Juno as a victim in ‘Juno and the Paycock’ as she has to contend with extreme poverty and she has the daily struggle of trying to make ends meet. This is shown as the family of four live in a rundown rented tenement house. Jack, her husband, and Joxer are always lying about the house doing nothing but drinking and eating everything. Juno is a victim here as we get the impression that Jack tries his best to avoid his wife and makes her take care of everything in the house....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essay]

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Blanche's State of Mind in Tennessee Williams’ Play, A Streetcar Named Desire

- Blanches state of mind essay In Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire, main character Blanche Dubois to begin with seems to be a nearly perfect model of a classy woman whose social interaction, life and behavior are based upon her sophistication. The play revolves around her, therefore the main theme of drama concerns her directly. In Blanche is seen the misfortune of a person caught between two worlds-the world of the past and the world of the present-unwilling to let go of the past and unable, because of her character, to come to any sort of terms with the present....   [tags: analytical essay, literary analysis]

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Light, Darkness, and the Great Chain of Being Depicted in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Macbeth Essay William Shakespeare's Macbeth is an ominous tale that illustrates the danger in violating the Great Chain of Being, the hierarchy of things in God's ordered universe. The Chain ranked all of creation and human society as well. It ranked kings above nobles and nobles above the poor. When Macbeth murdered King Duncan and assumed the throne, the Chain was violated and chaos resulted. The atmosphere of the play symbolized this resulting turmoil. Specifically, light and darkness were used to exemplify the unnatural chaos and ominous tone of the work....   [tags: analytical essay, literary analysis]

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Holden's Obsession with Sex Depicted in Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

- Holden Caulfield is the main character in the book, The Catcher in the Rye, J.D Salinger. Holden also has a huge obsession with sex, even though he remains a virgin. Throughout the book, Holden constantly refers to people as “phonies.” There are many times in the book that show how obsessed Holden is with sex. Holden Caulfield feels that sex should happen between two people who care a lot for each other and respect one another. He doesn’t think that sex should ever be a casual thing. He sees sex as degrading, no matter what....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays]

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The Destructive Nature of Man Depicted in Keyes' Flowers for Algernon

- Imagine how you would feel if you were always being treated as though you were not human, or if people acted as though they created you. Well this is how you would feel if you were the subject of a science experiment. Science experiments should not be performed on humans or animals because of the unknown outcome. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes shows a destructive nature of man through stereotypes, absence of family, and the various IQ levels needed to mature. Scientific experimentation shows a destructive nature of man through stereotypes....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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The Function of the Character Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls

- John Boynton Priestley was born on 13th September 1894 in Bradford, Yorkshire and died in 1984. Queen Victoria died in 1901 (when Priestley was seven years old), thus ending the ‘Victorian’ era. Her son then became King Edward VII, which was the start of what we know as the ‘Edwardian’ era. When Priestley was sixteen he left school and worked in a firm of wool merchants, but joined the army and served in the First World War, (1914-18) on the front line in France. He was wounded and gassed. At the age of twenty-five he was awarded a place at Cambridge to study literature, history and political science and later went on to work as a journalist in London....   [tags: Character Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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Feelings Surrounding the Need for Forgiveness in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

- In order to truly forgive it could be said that an understanding much first be reached. An understanding of the feelings surrounding the need for forgiveness; the hurt, the heartache, the confusion, the feeling of being wronged or cheated out of something or in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, someone in life. For the Wuthering Heights character Heathcliff, reaching such an understanding takes a lifetime to achieve and not until that understanding is reached, can forgiveness and therefore peace be found....   [tags: Analytical Essay, Literary Analysis]

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Growth of the Two Protagonists in Hornby's Novel, About A Boy

- Nick Hornbys’ novel ‘About a boy’ is a tale of two people growing up in two very different ways. Throughout the novel both the protagonists lead a change of self, which is a direct result of the actions of each other. Essentially both the protagonists allow each other to take a look at the world from a different perspective. The journey that the two characters experience in growing up is alike that of our own growing up, in that we have experiences that allow us to mature and become someone who is accepted by society....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essay]

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