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Victor and Walton‎ (Frankenstein/Mary Shelly)

Robert Walton a romantic arctic explorer who learns and records Victor's ‎story in letters to his sister in England Margaret Saville. Victor Frankenstein the ‎genius mind behind creating the monster that results in his life going downhill ‎until he is found by Walton on an ice burg in the North pole between life and ‎death. Finding that his savior is also running after an obsession, Victor lying on his ‎death bed recounts his wretched life to his rescuer hoping that…...

Never Cry Wolf

Farley, Mowat’s “Never cry wolf,” is a book based on the research of the lifestyle of wolves in the Arctic Circle. Mowat uses his experience to educate the society of the social ills conducted by the hunters towards the wolves. The book displays the risk that the wolf pack families face due to the human activities in the area. The title of the book acts as a symbol in reference to the story of the boy who cried wolf. The…...

Fair Is Foul and Foul Is Fair

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air,” said the witches in the first act and scene of Macbeth. Pertaining to the story, I believe this quote sheds light to the audience on the evil the witches possess. Without even reading further into the book, the audience can feel the eerie aura that the witches give off. You can foreshadow that the witches are going to turn what is good, foul and maintain what…...

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Lady Bellaston's Part In "Tom Jones"

SUMMARY: Tom Jones receives two letters in this chapter. The first one is from Lady Bellaston. She tells him she should despise him for his behavior at her house and for loving a country girl. She also warns him that she can hate as passionately as she can love. While Mr Jones was thinking how to reply to the letter, Lady Bellaston walks in with her dress in disarray. She asks if he has betrayed her, and he promises her…...

Moral Lessons In LIFE

The little prince, Hope for the flower, and Jonathan Livingston Seagull are stories that can bring an everlasting moral lessons in LIFE. These are stories with a philosophical implication, the works of the authors Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Trina Paulos and Richard Bach are devoted to a discussion of the sort of questions normally addressed in way of life. I said so because all the stories give emphasis to the function and role of the society, and also the purpose of…...

The Daodejing of Laozi

The Daodejing of Laozi is a book of poetry pertaining to Chinese philosophy. The Daodejing is most often translated into meaning “the Classic of the Way and its Virtue.” Its text is full of religious verses that are often compared to the Bible. Throughout the text, the Daodejing encounters a variety of topics including: dao, earth, peace, rulers, society, and humility. Upon reading the text, I discovered that chapters seventeen and sixty-six are connected because they are both associated with…...

"Deadly Unna"by Phillip Gwynne

Within the pages of the novel Deadly Unna by Phillip Gwynne we are taken on a journey to a highly racist and bigoted town. Through the eyes of a young teenage boy, we see the world how he does and we experience the division and racism in this corrupt town. In the book, the two races are strongly divided and we can see this clearly in the local bar. The front bar is for the goonyas and the back bar…...

The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day is an intimate portrayal of an utterly English butler through his methodical ruminations on the subjects of greatness and dignity. Stevens, the aging butler of Darlington Hall, performs his job with selflessness and a ruthless suppression of emotion. He is unsentimental, stiffly walking through job and life like an automaton. He presents himself, perhaps unknowingly, as glacially reserved, humorless (when the new owner of Darlington Hall takes over, Stevens finds himself having to…...

Standard English: Verb

Standard English" is the literary dialect used in formal writing and in the speech of well educated persons. It descends from the West Saxon dialect of Old English, specifically the dialect of London. "Non-standard English" includes many regional dialects, whose grammatical forms and words ( such as ain't and varmint, for example) are not exactly incorrect but are unsuited to formal discourse; and the non-regional dialect known as Black English ( or Ebonics ) which has a prominent substrate of…...

The Enlightenment Era

The Enlightenment was an era that took place primarily in the 18th century and could best be described as a time of progress. Early on in the Age of Enlightenment men began to question old doctrines and search for a new method of thinking and understanding. An answer to one of the most fundamental questions was sought: Where do our ideas come from? Although many pondered the question, two primary schools of thought emerged as an answer to the question:…...

The Importance of Determination

Everyday people face challenges, but it is important that one does not give up, and to keep trying until they successfully overcome the obstacles that stand in their way. “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes and “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou are two different works written by two different authors yet they both convey the same message. Together, the two authors stress the significance of pushing harder when faced with conflicts rather than simply giving up. Using figurative language…...

The Californian's Tale Summary

The Californian's Tale is about a lone wanderer who stumbles into a strange little town somewhere in California. He realizes that this town is almost deserted with very few residents in the area. He stumbles into a house, in which a man welcomes him in as a guest and invites him to stay for a few days. The house is described as very beautiful and decorated, which the owner's wife had decorated. The owner of the house is very fond…...

Into the Wild: Christopher McCandless

This chapter introduces one of the primary motifs of Into the Wild, that of documents. Because the book's subject, Christopher McCandless, has died before author Jon Krakauer can meet him, Krakauer must rely on the testimony of the people McCandless encountered in order to stitch together the story of the young man's journey — and especially on the documents McCandless left behind. The first of these documents is McCandless's S.O.S. note. Others will include his journals, the notes he made…...

Sonnet 116: True Love

Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. Oh no! It is an ever fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken. It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come. Love alters not with his…...

Sherlock Homes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle portrays the villains in the Sherlock Holmes stories with different personalities, characteristics, and intentions. Some are evil, anti-social; others seem to be more unusual. The villains from “The Speckled band” called Dr Roylott and Hugh Boone from “The Man with the Twisted Lip” are both portrayed in different and similar ways. Roylott is described as 'Huge, tall, large faced, with deep set bile shot eyes' and Hugh Boone is described as a “crippled beggar”. In the…...

Two Minue Drill by Mike Lupica

"hello, this is jakob gonzalez. Today i will comment on Two Minue Drill by Mike Lupica. my focua will be to analyze the way the universal theme of dreaming represents Mike Lupica's view of life as nobody is perfect.The view of life is established by Mike Lupica's effective use of conflict resoltion, and character development. Pior to my analysis i will provide you an overview of my text. I will now summarize the main literary features of the novel Two…...

Theme For Essays

1.  I would write about love because I feel love is a tree and romance is just one of its branches. There are other dimensions of love as well apart from romance. In the essay I would touch upon all these dimensions. Apart from love between a man and a woman, there is love between a teacher and a student, love between two friends, love between a man and his pet, love between a celebrity and his fans, love between…...

The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte

Most situations require a leader, like the Governor in New Jersey during the recent hurricane. The Governor made choices that he thought would help better the people. Overall the mayor just wanted to protect and lead the people of New Jersey. Another example of leadership like what occurred in Jersey was a simple man by the name of John Oakhurst. John was also put to the test having to make decisions trying to help lead and protect the other people…...

Existentialism in The Adulterous Woman

Intro "Existentialism is the title of a set of philosophies that stresses the presence of the person, the lack of significance and function in life, and the solitude of human presence." (Academic Resources Center Inc. 2007) According to research what I think is: in the philosophy existentialism, its trunk is talked about; there are 2 kind of life model, one is for their own lives without understanding and lack of knowledge offers up the responsibility of the life, and another…...

A Contemporary Introduction to Free Choice

In this essay, I will describe Galen Strawson's hesitant view of free choice as provided in Robert Kane's book A Contemporary Introduction to Free Choice. I will attempt to show Strawson's thinking behind his arguments, and how he thinks that his argument holds fast regardless which side of the fence you fall on in the argument about the reality of determinism. I will specify the idea of ultimate moral duty (UMR) and demonstrate how it plays a basic function in…...

Free Will In A "Clockwork Orange"

Option and free will are needed to keep humankind, both separately and communally; without them, man is no longer human however a "clockwork orange", a mechanical toy, as shown in Anthony Citizen' unique, "A Clockwork Orange". The choice between great and evil is a decision every man must make throughout his life in order to direct his actions and manage his future. Forcing someone to be excellent is not as essential as the act of somebody picking to be excellent.…...

Freak the Mighty and “Ability” Extended Response

Believing in one’s self is common, and it thrives throughout the novel, Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick, and the poem, “Ability,” by Selina E. Matis. There are several lines in the poem, “Ability,” that relate to the novel, Freak the Mighty. For example, one of the lines in the poem was, “Ability is to look at a blank page, and create a poem.” An example from Freak the Mighty that relates to that line is that Max didn’t know…...

Style and Technique of Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf spent many of her childhood summers in a seaside village in Cornwall, England. In an excerpt from her memoirs from her childhood summers, Woolf reminisces on fishing trips with her father and her brother. Woolf utilizes language in order to convey the lasting significance by using punctuation, diction, and choppy phrases Woolf uses punctuation in several different ways, but she was especially effective at using it to convey her enthusiasm. Near the end of the first paragraph, Woolf…...

Struggle Between Good and Evil in Literarure

Throughout history man has proven that, when left to deal with the struggle between good and evil, our immortality often claims victory, meaning that we are essentially wicked. Upon examining history along with fictional characters in plays, novels, short stories, etc. , we recognize that man default to their immoral and sinful human nature, which plays a colossal role in our everyday lives. Religion provides us with the original interpretation of what is evil versus what is not, while society…...

Novel ‘Fighting Ruben Wolfe’

The novel ‘Fighting Ruben Wolfe’ written by Marcus Zusak is about the Wolfe family, it’s about them fighting, fighting for the same reason against different opponents. They fight for their family and their pride. Marcus Zusak shows how Ruben is fighting against himself, he wants to prove himself although he is a winner. Cameron is fighting to find his place in society and to discover who he really is. Mr Wolfe (Clifford) is fighting for his pride and for his…...

The Book Of Genesis

Genesis gives me a lot of insight to “the beginning". As I have read the Book of Genesis, it gave me total but not complete insight of how things were in the past to get where we are now according to the scriptures. What really intrigues me was how the human identity was formed because many ideas are said that we come from animals and evolved over time another, also is said that we come from the Lord himself, lastly…...

Fairy Tale: Little Red Riding Hood

One of the funniest of all games played by Freudian literary critics is that of finding sex symbols in old fairy tales. It is a very easy game to play. Freud is said to have once remarked that a cigar sometimes is just a cigar, but psychoanalysts who write about fairy tales seem incapable of seeing them as just fantasies intended to entertain, instruct, and at times frighten young children. Bruno Bettelheim's analysis of Little Red Riding Hood (LRRH), in…...

Billy Budd: Good and Evil

In the play Billy Budd, the author, Hermann Melvinne, creates two conflicting character personalities which are portrayed as good and evil. John Claggart (Master-At-Arms) tries to destroy Billy Budd because he is jealous of Billy's reputation and acceptance among the crew. There is also a conflict involving Captain Vere when he is forced to decide on the fate of Billy Budd after he kills Claggart. Billy is a handsome, young sailor, new to the ship and eager to impress. Billy…...

Gunslinger: Battle Between Good and Evil

The dilemma between good and evil began long before our time, and it's been chronicled since man could write. Stephen King, one of the controversial writers of our time, brings his characters to life by giving them peculiar attributes, individual and bold attitudes, and places them in unusual predicaments. The Gunslinger series by Stephen King is a sequence of books that show the internal struggle between good and evil. His character are presented with obstacles, and readers observe how each…...

Good, Evil and Symbolism in Cone Gatherers

"The Cone Gatherers" is a novel written by Robin Jenkins. The novel is set on a country estate in Scotland, during World War II and features two brothers, Calum and Neil, who collect cones for the war effort. The kind hearted Calum is disabled in mind and body and relies on his brother to care for him. Whilst on the estate, they encounter the gamekeeper, Duror, a handsome, seemingly stoic character, who takes an instant hatred to Calum. Throughout the…...

Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

In the beginning, Nate has a dream that he’s in school and that he has to answer a question and he doesn’t know what the answer is to the question, so he just finds an excuse for not doing it. And then the bell rings. But then it’s really long, not like a school bell but an alarm bell. And then Nate wakes up and turns the alarm off and puts the covers back on and goes to sleep again.…...

Pilgrim by Timothy Findley

Pilgrim is introduced in the story in a strikingly interesting manner – a suicide attempt resulting to his death – a “temporary death” which only lasted for a few hours. From the beginning of the story which was supposed to be the end of the central character’s life, the character of Pilgrim presented a big mystery. Having failed to commit suicide, Pilgrim was though to be schizophrenic so he was placed in a clinic where he tells his astonishing story…...

Analysis of "If" by Rudyard Kipling

The fist stanza of the poem “If” talks about being true to yourself. There are always people who misjudge you or don’t like or respect you for one reason or the other. It tells you to rise above those obstacles and prove them wrong and yourself right. You should not let others provoke you into doing things which you know are wrong. The second stanza of the poem talks about overcoming obstacles that may come your way and follow your…...

An Analysis of Robert Francis’ "The Hound"

In Robert Francis’ poem “The Hound,” the writer creates a sense of fear by comparing how mysterious and unpredictable dogs are to life using an extended metaphor to show life as uncertain and one has to wait to see what it brings at them. In lines 1-5, the writer states: “Life the hound/Equivocal/Comes at a bound/Either to rend me/Or to befriend me.” The speaker compares the habits of a hound to life to show even though they are not alike,…...

A Patch of Blue

The story takes place in the 1960's in Los Angeles. It is urban taking place in a city. The story takes place about two weeks. The point of view is told in a third person. The story begins with telling about the main character, Selina, she is a 18 year old blind. She is blind because when she was about five her father came home from the army unexpectedly, he caught Selina mom Rose- Ann with another man. Rose-Ann tried…...

John Mill And Immanuel Kant: The Metaphysics Of Morals

In the Foundation of the Metaphysics of Morals, the author, Immanuel Kant, tries to form a base by rejecting all ethical theories that are connected to consequences, and then focusing on our ethical motivations and actions. Kant wants to derive good characters out of contingently right actions. He believes that everything is contingent (everything can have good or bad worth, depending on how it is used). So he is trying to find the supreme principal of morality in all his…...

Short Story: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

An old man sits alone at night in a café. He is deaf and likes when the night grows still. Two waiters watch the old man carefully because they know he won’t pay if he gets too drunk. One waiter tells the other that the old man tried to kill himself because he was in despair. The other waiter asks why he felt despair, and the first waiter says the reason was “nothing” because the man has a lot of…...

To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

“To his coy Mistress” is poem written by Andrew Marvell, and this is one of his best poems ever. Author used Carpe Diem, very interesting style of writing poetry. In this poem he describes his life and how he wanted a more time with special woman. “To his importunate Mistress” is poem which is written by Peter de Vries. He also in his poem used many things that are like in Marvell’s poem “To his coy Mistress. The first sentence…...

"The Simple Gift"by Steven Herrick

Belonging is a multi-faceted concept that involves intrinsic aspects of human nature that are reliant on the individual’s life-long bond with various social, political and interpersonal relationships. Belonging is also fundamental in shaping an individual’s core values and identity, thus it is central to the human condition. A sense of belonging is developed through strong relationships over time is explored in Steven Herrick’s novel ‘The Simple Gift’ and Armin Greder’s picture book ‘The Island’. In The Simple Gift we see…...

The Comparison of George Moore and James Joyce

Ireland is best known for its unique culture, the accent, the green beer, and the music. But it is also known for its diverse literature and writers. Over the years there have been many different writers with their own sense of styles and their personal views of Ireland. There are many writers, such as James Joyce, Roddy Doyle, Edna O’Brien, George Moore, and Frank O’Conner who all came from different places in Ireland or even moved out of Ireland. James…...

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