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Doubt: Father Flynn's Parables

As a result of Sister Aloysius’ determination to get rid of Father Flynn not only does she not get the answers she needed to be sure of his behavior, she can only wonder that with his new promotion and new placement still in the priesthood that she could have been very wrong. Or maybe that she was right and he just knows how to work the system. Either way she still ends the play with doubt of he...

The reluctant fundamentalist: Changez character and identity

When Changez goes back to Pakistan for Christmas in Chapter 9, although his transition to fundamentalism has already become, he still detects "the Americanness" of his own gaze in looking upon his country of birth (p. 140). He is ashamed of the place where he comes from as "it smacked of lowliness" and becomes aware that he has changed (p.141). However, as he goes back to the U.S., he is unable to...

"Noli Me Tangere" and "El Filibusterismo" by Dr. Jose Rizal


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Much Ado About Nothing

The quarrelsome couple believe what the "love-gods" say because on some level it's true and because Beatrice and Benedick want to believe that each is in love with the other. In the same way that we see what "we are predisposed to see" (Wilders 147), we also hear (and believe) what we are predisposed to hear. The final (and perhaps most important) overhearing connects the comic subplot of the cons...

Comparison of McMurphy and Jesus Christ

Though McMurphy may not have been as polite as Christ would have (“Hooee, those Chinese Commies could have learned a few things from you, lady,” from McMurphy to Nurse Ratched), he admits his treatment somewhat graciously and definitely intrepidly. He sings and “makes their (employees’) hands shake,” certainly intimidating the workers, which is true of Jesus when his responses and reacti...

Movie Hotel Rwanda

Throughout the film, I was inspired in many ways. Paul’s ability to handle so many things being thrown at him was admirable. Although he broke down once, he handled it with the utmost grace and love. Not only did Paul try to ensure that every human’s basic rights, he also made sure that God’s call and the themes of Catholic Social Justice were also met. Paul Rusesabagina’s story is one of ...

Is Mayella a Victim or Criminal Character

But without the right guidance and love she will be keep hurting herself by putting herself through all this exploitation. She seeks this love because she gets from nowhere else, as her mother has passed away, her dad is an alcoholic, and she has no friends. She may be a criminal for accusing Tom Robinson for something he hasn’t done but she herself is also a victim of the society, her family, a...

The Lovely Bones

Throughout the novel, grievance seems to be the recurring theme. Although all of them do experience loss, some seem to accept it earlier than others, and choose to move on to a better life rather than reminiscing Susie. Others choose to hold onto her and let her death eat away at them, leaving them sad and depressed more than others. The characters in the book all go through the grieving process d...

Distinctive Voices of Day's and Dawe's Characters

The thinking is done for the readers/soldiers and they have to absorb what is said without thinking about it and do what they are told. The drill sergeant speaks in a fairly broad Australian idiom, using the language and clichéd humour of the average Australian. Some of the colloquialisms used, such as 'you've copped the bloody lot' or 'worse luck' are specifically Australian. The dramatic qualit...

The Character That Inspires Me Most

That is also the reason why he is able to win the hearts of the large audience. His resolute has influenced me in making many important decisions in real life: when problems arise, no matter how daunting it seems, I must continue on and solve it at all cost. Step by step, I find myself more determined, more persistent in whichever path I tread upon. Last but not least, I am also impressed by his l...

Cosi by Louis Nowra Dramatic Elements Analysis

Berthold has placed them like this to direct the audiences’ concentration to one place rather than scatter the energy through the entire set. By manipulating the use of vocal delivery and positioning Berthold has been able to highlight the important aspects of this scene. The evidence previously given supports the fact that David Berthold has indeed created a thought provoking theatrical piece....

The six major elements of fiction

Ever the champion of Filipino cultures, Roces brought to public attention the aesthetics of the country’s fiestas. He was instrumental in popularizing several local fiestas, notably, Moriones and Ati-atihan. He personally led the campaign to change the country’s Independence Day from July 4 to June 12, and caused the change of language from English to Filipino in the country’s stamps, curre...

The Removalists: Summary

Fear of difference: psychology of these male characters is fear. In fact almost every character is distrusting of each other. Disrespect for Authority/class: Simmonds ties class position and behaviour together expecting better of the upper class. Kenny rebels against the authority of the macho police (no respect for their authority). The most obvious class differentiation is noted between the offs...

Phileas Fogg in Books, Cinema and on TV

The characters are anthropomorphisms of various animals. In a television episode of Have Gun, Will Travel starring Richard Boone, Fogg was used in the episode "Fogg Bound" that first aired on 3 December 1960. On the TV show Voyagers!, Fogg is said to have been named after the main character Phineas Bogg, when the latter met Jules Verne in Montmartre. In the 1963 movie Three Stooges Go Around the W...

Analysis of Edward Scissor Hands Character

We see him help the dog out by trimming his hair and this further shows that Edward means no harm by anyone. Edwards return to Kim’s house demonstrates the infatuation he holds for Kim and his desperate attempt to see her. We witness Kim ask Edward to hold her and see his difficult yet extremely desired attempt to express his love to her through embracing. He fails to do this and the sequence en...

Analysis of Little Red Riding Hood Fairy Tales

Here he is simply a boy, who is afraid and incompetent. The male image was diminished while making woman appear strong and confident. Reversing the roles only emphasizes how both men and women are unalike. Every version of Little Red Riding Hood has been influenced by the people and ethnics surrounding it, as well as the time period. Its morals and lessons still can be used by the current generati...

Comparison of Housman's and Updike's Poems

The speaker held very high regards for the deceased athlete and felt that the athlete’s accomplishments and life will forever be remembered by the speaker. Although the speaker in “Ex-Basketball Player” did have an appreciation and interests for Flick’s athleticism, the speaker as well held a feeling of disappointment for Flick. With flick being such a great athlete, made the speaker belie...

Allegory in Ben Jonson's Play The Alchemist

Therefore in an allegoresis the characters would be The Puritan Ananias, The Law Clerk Dapper, The Rich Young Man Kastril, and The Master Lovwit, etc., and the themes might be woven together to teach a serious lesson, perhaps about Morality and Order in a Disordered world that requires vigilance against Victimization through right-minded Religion. Furthermore, in allgoresis, the satire that Jonson...

Atticus Finch Monologue Analysis

He goes to Helen's home to tell her of Tom's death, which means a white man spending time in the black community. Other men in town would've sent a messenger and left it at that. His lack of prejudice doesn't apply only to other races, however. He is unaffected by Mrs. Dubose's caustic tongue, Miss Stephanie Crawford's catty gossip, and even Walter Cunningham's thinly veiled threat on his life. He...

Marcus Character in a Movie About a Boy

Even the teacher picks on him ‘she had this big forced grin on and she wouldn’t catch his eye on’. This shows us how different he is because even the teacher can’t think of a way to make him fit in and so instead she just humiliates him further in front of the class as if he is not worth anything to her. The repetitiveness on page 13 also further emphasises how different Marcus is ‘wron...

John Keats "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer"

The error Keats made in mentioning Cortez as the discoverer of the Pacific Ocean indeed does not detract from the overall meaning of the poem – names are almost irrelevant, it is the actions and accomplishments that are so potent in his work. What is important is human truth, not historical accuracy, and Keats has once again created a work of enormous ambition that reflects the importance of kn...

Character Daisy Buchanan is Victim or Villain

The death of Gatsby has to be the cruellest thing Daisy has done to him. Breaking the promise and toying with his affections was nothing compared to hiding the truth from every one. She killed Myrtle which led to the death of two men. None of these suggest that Daisy is the victim, but rather, she is the cause of most of the problems that occur in the novel. She was able to keep her finance and co...

The Cinderella Myth, Character Analysis

I have re-rendered the parenthetical phrase (only), which Ned Lukacher translates as "that's the only thing he loves," because of its (increased) ambiguity in the context of a feminist reading. In her book Cinderella on the Ball: Fairytales for Feminists (Dublin: Attic Press, 1991), editor Margaret Neylon offers re-readings of the classic folktales. In the Cinderella story, it is the two sisters w...

"Soldier’s Home" by Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway emphasizes this by giving this line its own paragraph. On top of that, the mother claims to know what goes on in a soldier’s mind by saying: “I know the temptations you must have been exposed to… I know what your own dear grandfather, my own father, told us about the Civil War…” on page 5 line 17-20. He cannot find comfort in a society based on the values of his mother and fath...

The Jade Peony by Wayson Choi

As the passage progresses, the sense of urgency slows as Choi picks up another more reflective and observant tone. The diction, especially of lines 25-30, is much less urgent and has a sense of calmness to it (conveyed by the sensory description of the freshly baked pie, the epitome of comfort). Ultimately this helps to demonstrate the probable acceptance and understanding of the boy. This gives t...

Distinctive voices of Patterson's Poems and Day's Novel

It is without question that AB Patterson's poetry highlights one of the most illustrious voices within Australian history. Through analysis of his poems his love for the country and outback is illuminated best in his poem " The man from snowy river". Patterson shows his strong affection for the country in the line "he would go wherever horse and man could go" in the literal meaning that he will go...

Lamb To The Slaughter By Mary Maloney

(Paragraph 44) Crashed to the floor, that’s how much power she had, when driven by a strong anger. By power came intelligence, as soon as Mary realized she had killed her husband, she was able to devise a plan in order to ultimately get away with murder. Don’t underestimate the weak, because sooner or later, they’ll rise to become powerful. In this case, the consequence of such thinking resu...

Characters of Anita Desai's Novel Fasting, Feasting

The father asks Uma to interrupt her studies in the Christian convent when he find out she not doing very well at school. He feels that it was a waste of time and money to provide Uma an education ;he has other plans for her.She will look after her baby brother Arun and take care of the household while her mother rests after giving birth. Uma’s life is constantly planned by her father.Uma cannot...

The Castle & From Little Things Big Things Grow

Despite bribes and threats the Gurindji stood their ground. The longer they waited, the stronger they became. What many outsiders had thought unthinkable at first came to pass almost nine years later, when the Labor government of the day agreed to give them back their land. The Prime Minister himself, Gough Whitlam, came out to Gurindji country to officiate at the handover ceremony and said, ‘I ...

Nature in Lawson's Short Stories and Patterson's Ballad

Therefore, the short stories ‘Drover’s Wife’ and ‘In a Dry Season’ by Henry Lawson induce the monotony of the Australian outback and the sympathetic characters that struggle to survive everyday life. Audiences feel as though they as observers of the unromanticised short stories and are not a part of the world of the text. In contrast, the ballad ‘The Man From Snowy River’ by A.B. (Ba...

The Rocking-Horse Winner By D. H. Lawrence

I am though interested in how the family would survive without not only Paul but the huge money supply he left the family. Wealth is one thing people can go crazy over. Hester is a great example of how ignorance can ruin someone’s life and even majorly affect other people around. Paul was just doing what he thought was morally correct to help his mother and the family. He did his deed without th...

"The Interlopers" by Saki

The theme of “The Interlopers” is THAT one wastes a great deal of time and energy when involved in a feud and should take every action to end such a feud before it is too late. In the case of von Gradwitz and Znaeym, they waited too late to settle matters between their two families. Although they made the effort to end the long-standing disagreement, their peacemaking efforts were in vain, as ...

Analysis of Grendel’s Character in Beowulf

Grendel knows that people fear him, but he also realizes that people waste their time and make pointless choices. The mead hall for example is a place Grendel always attacks due to it pointing out the stupidity of mankind. He states that he doesn’t like the taste of humans; he just hates the actions, which they perform. In conclusion, Grendel is a monster which readers symphonize. Grendel in Beo...

Miriam Toews' Novel A Complicated Kindness

Nomi Nickel has grown appreciative of her Mennonite community, and Holden has realized that to grow people have to change and make mistakes. They both make these realizations as a result of their isolation. Although, people may need their personal space to think, completely isolating oneself may not be a clever idea. Isolation can cause for problems such as depression, it is better to be open mind...

The Red Lotus of Chastity

There is a significant difference in the motivation that Devasmita had in using the lion and fox and the motivation that the Prince should have had. First and foremost, Devasmita was in a position where her family was in danger. At first her own life and chastity was in the loop, with the merchant’s sons scheming to rape her. Even after she humiliated them by using both the fox and the lion, the...

Shakespeare’s Friar Laurence and The Nurse

The Nurse is the only guest at Romeo and Juliet’s wedding and it is Friar Laurence who marries them. Each of these characters, therefore, has a central role in the play. It is Friar Laurence who gives Juliet the sleeping draught to be used to convince her famnily that she is dead. His letter to Romeo goes missing and this is key to Romeo’s suicide when he too believes that Juliet has taken her...

'Looking for Alaska' by John Green

There are many instances where Miles tries to figure out how Alaska's death occurred, why it happened, what really are about, and Alaska Young's last words. Death plays an important part in life, although many people fail to see it. It is a subject most people avoid talking about, as the thought itself scares them, but it is important to face death and be aware that it can touch anyone in anyway c...

Characters in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

They want to “live off the fat of the land”, suggesting that they don’t want to work for anyone and be continuingly undermined by bosses and having to live in such awful conditions. They don’t want to be one of the stereotypes as they say “us guys are the loneliest guys in the world”. To conclude, I think that Steinbeck presents Lennie and George with a strong relationship. George bein...

Merchant of Venice

Out of kindness to Bassanio, he agrees to secure any loan Bassanio might get in the marketplace. Bassanio requests that loan from Shylock, a moneylender with whom Antonio is not on the best of terms. Antonio has criticized Shylock for usury, and Shylock, in turn, resents Antonio's generosity in loaning money out at no... Portia is a wealthy heiress from Belmont grieving over her father’s death a...

Realistic Views of Two Characters About Life

Comparing both poem and the story, Mr. Dupont has a more realistic view of life than the sister in “Boy with His Hair Cut Short”. Mr. DuPont taught the narrator to observe the world in her view, not in the school prospective. While the sister only encouraged the brother that he will soon find a job, even if she knew the possibility of finding a job was low. Mr. DuPont cared about the happiness...

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