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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun is a story of the Younger Family dealing with racial problems in Chicago slums. Ten thousand dollars arrives in the mail and Lena has to decide what to do with it. Bennie wants it for tuition money, Walter wants it for down payment for the liqueur store and Ruth just wants everyone to be happy. So there is three major events happening: (1) Lena decides to buy a house in a white...

Theme of Revenge in Hamlet

While Hamlet takes the length of the play to take action, Laertes, upon hearing of his fathers’ murder, reacts swiftly and recklessly. He returns to Elsinore threatening to overthrow Claudius if he does not explain the death of Polonius. When Claudius tells Laertes that Hamlet is responsible, Laertes swears he will have his revenge; “Only I’ll be revenged. Most thoroughly for my father” (I...

Mayella Violet Ewell

This is important because Tom's left hand is mangled and useless, while Bob Ewell is left handed. When Atticus Finch asks her if she has any friends, she becomes confused because she does not know what a friend is. During her testimony, she is confused by Atticus' polite speech and thinks that his use of "Miss Mayella" is meant to mock her. By testifying against Tom Robinson, Mayella is trying to...

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James Joyce - An encounter

1. Katherine Mullin, Cambridge Collections Online, James Joyce and the languages of modernism, Cambridge University Press, 2007 2. James Joyce, An encounter, David Campbell Publishers, 1991 3. Garry Leonard, Cambridge Collections Online, The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce,, Cambridge University Press, 2006 4. Derek Attridge, Cambridge Collections Online, Reading Joyce, Cambridge University Pre...

Poseidon

Not all of Poseidon's children were human. In an archaic myth, Poseidon once pursued Demeter. She spurned his advances, turning herself into a mare so that she could hide in a herd of horses; he saw through the deception and became a stallion and captured her. Their child was a horse, Arion, which was capable of human speech. Poseidon also had sexual intercourse with Medusa on the floor of a templ...

"Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet did a good job at alternating between telling the story at adolescent Henry's war years with his later life in 1986. The author manages to tell the story of the Japanese evacuation, of the struggles between generations in immigrant families, and of the friendship that later turned into love between Henry and Keiko. This book also tells an important story, th...

Fate or Free will Romeo and Juliet

Throughout Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the characters’ own impetuous and brash choices, not fate, bring about the deaths. Characters repeatedly used fate as an excuse by saying the series of events were completely out of their control. In contrast, everything could have been avoided if the characters just decided to think rationally. By having them blame fate, Shakespeare is asserting tha...

History Boys (random quotes and notes)

22. Learning Styles • “Mr. Hector’s stuff’s not meant for the exams. It’s to make us more rounded human beings” (Timms) • “We’ve got the most important exam in our lives...We’re just sat here reading literature...” (Lockwood) • “Hector produces results but unpredictable and unquantifiable...There’s inspiration, certainly, but how do I quantify that?” (The Headmaster)...

Shakespeare's women

It would be absurd to assert that Shakespeare was sexist and misogynist as evidence shows that he portrays Anthony as the ‘weaker sex’ and in Anthony and Cleopatra. It could be that Shakespeare used misogynist terms and ideas in his plays because the society at that time held such views and being a commercial dramatist, he had to earn his livings. Shakespeare was a creative playwright and it i...

Gentleman Of Rio En Medio

Don Anselmo’s biggest value is having a family. Three reasons why he is a family man are presented in the story. Been a family man includes being caring and Don Anselmo demonstrates this in the story when he say he gave every child in the city a tree as a birthgift. Also it says he is proud of his big family; every child in Rio en Medio is his niece or grandchild. Having a family includes being ...

Fences – Tragic Hero

Against the cautioning of his friend Bono, “she loves you Troy, Rose loves you” (Wilson 36), Troy maintains a relationship with a woman named Alberta. Alberta goes on to become pregnant by Troy, and sadly, dies in childbirth. With such discord within her marriage, somehow Rose manages to find the compassion to raise Troy’s illigetimate child. Although Troy had the opportunity to emotionally ...

Night by Elie Wiesel

The reason why Japanese victims were taken in camps because the U.S thought they were threats since the Japanese American citizens’ ancestors were originally from Japan. Since Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the U.S was extremely paranoid. Jews were forced into concentration camps because Germans truly thought they were the reason why they lost to WWI. Hitler believed white European people to be the ...

Dark, Dark Were The Tunnels

This story shows how the two types of people can no longer understand each other. “Dark, Dark Were The Tunnels” does not talk about the original struggles of the people who burrowed into the earth to escape the apocalypse, such as an inability to find food and the emotional impact of being trapped underground, instead it talks about how the people who have adapted to their new situation have c...

Frankenstein

Frankenstein wants to stop people from dying, and after discovering the secret of life, he experiments, so someone else can be saved. Scientists today almost do the same thing as Frankenstein; they have found ways to extend life but if they fail at this, they retrace their steps and go through the process again to fix mistakes unlike Victor. In conclusion, Dr. Victor Frankenstein became a founder ...

Romanticism in Art, Music and Literature

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) was a German writer and politician. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and...

Othello

Kennedy, X.J. & Gioia, Dana (2013). Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. “William Shakespeare, Othello, the Moor of Venice” (Pages 1002-) Pearson: Seventh Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Scruton, Roger (1988). A Short History of Modern Philosophy. New York, NY:Routledge Stangrom, Jeremy and Julian Baggani (Eds.) (2004). Great Thinkers A-Z. New York, ...

Character and Point of View in “The Red Convertible”

The round, static, perseverant character of Marty is revealed through the first person point of view. Because the story is told from Marty’s perspective, it reveals how desperately he wants Stephan to get better. For example, Marty says “I tell you right then I wanted to smash that tube to pieces” (5). This shows how he was ready to destroy something he worked hard for in hopes it will help ...

Macbeth essay conflicts

Lady Macbeth reacts emotionally and dwells on her actions as guilt eats at her soul. The final conflict seen in Macbeth is man vs nature. This conflict is not as well shown as the others but is still present. For example, when Macbeth commits his first unjustifiable murder of King Duncan, the land rebels. Huge storms arise, the grey clouds come out, and the animals even start eating each other. Tr...

Review of Related Literature and Studies

and is only intended for both the parents and the administrators hence, it is not intricate and is easier to use. Moreover, less internet traffic comes as a result of the non – complexity of the system. It also has the capability of sending and receiving messages regarding student concerns. Most of all, the system can be integrated to mobile phones, smartphones, and tablets through the Android O...

Stylistic analysis of a short story "Laura"

Metaphors are mostly used for the portrayal of Amanda's husband: "wearing an air of bereavement" and "hurricane of shouted curses". The main idea of the story is to show the reader how it is necessary for a person to let the dead go, though it can be so emotionally hard and painful. It won't do to imagine them still alive in other different forms, because all these feelings and experience may lead...

The Kingdom Of Matthias

The scandal consisted of unimaginable sexual events, and even led up to the death of Elijah Pierson. Matthias was arrested for being caught for religious delusion, sexual depravity, and was accused of murdering of Pierson. Matthias’s insanity began when he started realizing he had no money, friends, or any other options but to create his own kingdom and have power. During the time of the Market ...

The Catcher in the Rye vs. Looking For Alaska

It isn't difficult to see that in John Green's, Looking For Alaska, and J.D. Salinger's, The Catcher in the Rye, the main protagonists, Miles Halter and Holding Caulfield, are very similar to one another in more ways than one. Both of them go through hardships, isolation, and loss, and in their experiences, they heal and learn from them, coming out better people. The theme of perseverance in thes...

Sociological Approach to Literature

The clarification of concepts in order to make efforts for the cleansing of the souls, is magnified in the literature represented by His Holiness TUS, like it can be seen in this advice that the doer is sprinkled with the peace and satisfaction by the revelation of him being towards the positive way, in all the aspects of life, as proclaimed by Syedi Yusuf Bhaisaheb NajmuddinRA in the eloquence o...

Examples of Satire in Adventures of Huckfinn

Example 2: The second example of satire is from chapter 17, when Huck stays with the Grangerfords in this chapter they mention how much they hate the Shepherdson’s; this may be a satire about how much society hates God’s children, because Jesus is our shepherd and Christians are His children therefore making all Christians the Shepherd’s children. Although not all of society hates Christians...

The glass castle

Rex and Rose Mary show affection towards their children by creating a relationship of promises and stories of their adventures. They give their children independence and respect to encourage them to be self-sufficient and self-reliant requiring them to grow up sooner than later. The children are also provided an education by their parents, molding them into intelligent individuals at a young age t...

Inspiration From Nature in Keat's Ode to Autumn

questioned about its specialty in comparison to the more “lively” season spring. There is an ode to Autumn but there is no ode to spring, and Keats is praising Autumn by telling it that “thou hast thy music too”(Keats 44). Again Keats describes autumn as a time of subtle change with the “soft dying day”(Keats 44). The unique description of clouds blooming the “soft-dying” days ligh...

Honesty is the best policy

Conclusion: We have to realize the value of honesty otherwise social, economical balance will be lost. One day we have to answer our life before God. It is certain to happen otherwise no religion would exist on this earth. Much more can be written about "Honesty is the Best Policy Essay". I will write short point wise essay for grade 1 to 2. Keywords: honesty is the best policy story, honesty is t...

Narrative Ttechniques of Charles Dickens in Oliver Twist and David Copperfield

Narration is the essential column in the construction of a novel. It is the key to make the reader cry from sorrow, feel repulsive from the disgust or make him/her feel the fresh air of meadows and sense the odor of roses. Dickens had the talent to create all these effects in his novels but not only. Due to his kind and humble heart we are able to see the things from a poor little boy perspective ...

Character Analysis of Emily Grierson: “A Rose for Emily”

Emily Grierson was an example of a way of life that was withering away. Miss Emily represented the old ways of the south and how they were dying off throughout the story. One prime example of this is when the Yankees from the north to help build new sidewalk for the town showing the readers that the times are changing and that the old ways of life are dying. Emily’s refusal to let go of the past...

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES

This project set out to overcome the drawbacks of the current attendance system, which can be fooled by "buddy swiping" of absent students RFID card of signing the register sheet on behalf of absentee students within a university. An application was designed within MATLAB to identify pattern in data, extract vectors from a fingerprint image and map values to the new area, then to verify a student ...

Essey on As I Walked Out One Evening

W.H. Auden through the shift of narrative voices explores the different perspective of love. This technique shows us not only one sided opinions but various views. And readers are shown, that perhaps what is right in the minds of one, may vary to the eyes of another. The image of romance is often twisted to extremes by society. As human beings, we have the tendency to form opinions based on our ow...

5 Stages of Grief Hamlet

Kubler-Ross’ five stages of grief are plentiful in Shakespeare’s dramas, especially Hamlet, simply because of the massive amounts of tragedies that occur within Hamlet that warrant grieving. The grieving process in Hamlet is easily visible because of the steps laid out by Kubler-Ross and how they match almost exactly with the feelings and actions of not only Hamlet, but the whole kingdom, incl...

The Lottery, The Destructors

At the end of the Lottery we find out what it means to be the winner, or loser, considering the person who draws the ticket is stoned to death by the townspeople. People of the town go along with the lottery because it is socially acceptable and a tradition. The tradition is getting old to the people but continues on. The townspeople know the end result of the lottery and know the end result to be...

Walter Lee from "A Raisin in the Sun"

Walter Lee is a man who is confused in the beginning and believes to some extent that money is everything and has all power. The family supports Walter Lee but at times get mad at him because they don’t understand why money has to be everything. Walter’s dream has been to have money and take care of his family. He finally understands in the end that his family is the most important thing there...

Stylistic Analysis of of the poem "Going"

To contrast the idea the poet intended to put across in the third stanza he closes the poem with a question which expresses the oppression the new system is making on the poet. This is by the use of the words “loads my hands down” to show that he cannot feel the benefits rather fills burdened by something he does not know. In terms of style the poet in the first three stanzas has maintained a ...

A Literature Review of Transformational Leadership “Organization Climate – Employee Performance”

Bruckmüller, S., & Branscombe, N. R. (2010). The glass cliff: When and why women are selected as leaders in crisis contexts. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49(3), 433-451. doi: 10. 1348/0 14466609X466594 Bunker, K., Wakefield, M., Jaehnigen, O., & Stefl, B. (2006). Transformation delivered. T+d, 60(3), 26-30. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.lewisu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohos...

Abigail Should Be Regarded as a Victims of the Puritan Society

On the last night of my joy, some eight months past. […] I beg you, sir, I beg you—see what she is. My wife, my dear good wife, took this girl soon after, sir, and put her out on the highroad. And being what she is, a lump of vanity […] (Miller 110). John Proctor would rather sacrifice his reputation than harming those innocent people including his wife. He makes his mind up to save Elizabet...

Universal Themes in Antigone

For example she believes everybody should be buried no matter what they did. In the other hand Creon was person that wanted to follow tradition from the city and God according to him and he was willing to do anything that he thinks should be helpful even punishing his own family. Creon killed his family because they were in favor of Antigone and that is not reason enough because they just were exp...

The Distance Between us Book Review

The third person that is an inspiration to me every day and never lets me give up on my dreams is my husband Scott. In fact without him I probably would not be in college writing this very paper. He came into my life three years ago, after I went through a sticky divorce. I met him through a mutual friend and we instantly had a connection. He was everything I prayed for; he loves my kids, doesn’...

Examples of Jim Crow Laws in To Kill a Mockingbird

Due to the “spell” that I preciously stated, everyone in Maycomb county automatically assumes Tom is guilty. I was basically impossible to win this case because it was putting a blacks man’s word against a white man’s word. Additionally during the trail, Tom accidently says he felt bad for Mayella and everyone is flabbergasted. A white man feeling bad for a black man was unacc...

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