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"Epistle to Miss Blount, with the Works of Voiture"

In this early epistle, first published in 1712 as “To a Young Lady, with the Works of Voiture,” Pope addresses his friend Teresa Blount through the work and name of the early seventeenth century French poet and letter-writer Vincent de Voiture. In this indirect address of a female friend facing an uncertain marriage market, Pope resurrects a writer renowned for his raillery and charm in order to demonstrate the capacity of language to supersede its historical and social context. As…...

Fairy Tales and a Dose of Reality

Today’s media plays a massive role in the establishment of a fantasy marriage that was first embodied in the classic tale of Cinderella. Many people are persuaded into believing that these finely crafted stories occur everyday and are very much achievable. Catherine Orenstein illustrates this in her essay “Fairy Tales and a Dose of Reality”. Orenstein relates the connection of many people’s fantasies and ambitions of perfect marriages and relationships with the success of Hollywood’s own interpretations of Prince Charmings…...

"Beautiful Boy" by David Sheff

A book that I would not have normally picked up, Beautiful Boy, by David Sheff, has recently broadened my horizons. This book is about a father’s journey throughout his son’s drug addiction and alcoholism, yet so much more. While reading this book, I pondered my own life, my own path. This book is an insight to the emotional trauma inflicted on family members of an addict. I have no personal experience with drugs or alcohol, only stories and scenes from…...

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The Character of Slim

During the novel Slim is respected and trusted by his fellow ranch workers and even has Curley following his orders. Slim advises George and becomes George’s confidant. As he acts as George’s confidant he subsequently becomes the moral arbiter of the play, he is the main character who can recognize things from right and wrong. Slim is a special character because he speaks to everyone from Crooks to Candy and even Curley's wife. In the novel the idea of hierarchy…...

Analysis of Theme for English

The premise behind this poem is that the speaker is a black college student whose instructor has given his students an assignment to write a paper about themselves. While the poem takes the reader through his walk home from class and his thought process about “who he is”, the final line of the poem, “This is my page for English B” (ll. 41) suggests that this poem is the paper he has written for class. Langston Hughes wrote this poem…...

“Hills like White Elephants” Literary Analysis

Trying to decide on a course of action when faced with an unexpected pregnancy, an American and a girl sit outside a train stop in the dusty part of Spain and drink on it. Indirectly approaching the sensitive subject of abortion, each member of the couplehood sets out to test the other in a verbal battle of the wills, engaging in a staccato like dialogue that offers some insight into the two main character’s personas. Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills like White…...

Browning's Story in A Poem The Laboratory

Robert Browning’s poem “The Laboratory” is set in France before the French Revolution. The dramatic monologue is about the narrator herself and her plotting of revenge against her previous lover and his current mistress and it tells the reader how she plans on doing so. She believes her actions in the story are justified and reasonable. In the poem, the story’s tone is established with the setting, which also helps create vivid imagery for the readers, making it easier to…...

The title character of The Great Gatsby

How far do you agree with Nick’s view that Gatsby is “worth the whole damn bunch put together”? The title character of The Great Gatsby is a young man, around thirty years old, who rose from an impoverished childhood in rural North Dakota to become fabulously wealthy. Indeed, Gatsby has become famous around New York for the elaborate parties held every weekend at his mansion, ostentatious spectacles to which people long to be invited. And yet, Nick Carraway’s description of…...

Management Challenges in Criminal Justice

Abstract The criminal justice arena is made up of law enforcement, courts, and corrections and is vast as well as it is its own environment when referencing the leading or management of special groups. Numerous components within the criminal justice realm require team cooperation to be successful. In the law enforcement branch organized special groups such as Multi-agency gang and drug tasks forces, SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), CSI Crime Scene Investigation), and fugitive recovery units made up of cooperative…...

"Sons and Lovers" as Psychological Novel

Sons and Lovers belongs to the category of psychological fiction. The remarkable development of psychological novel is a notable phenomenon of the twentieth century literary scene. The psychology of the characters and the typical problems, emanating from a particular psychological pattern form the staple of a psychological novel. This psychological novel has been ushered in by Virginia Woolf and James Joyce. The psycho-analytical novel, as the very name implies, lays stress on psycho-analysis. The novelist becomes a psychoanalyst and he…...

"The Glass Menagerie" Movie Review

Anthony Harvey's "The Glass Menageri"e was definitely a movie to remember. A movie to remember to never watch again. In the entire duration of this film I can only say I experienced two things; boredom and well, sheer boredom. The Glass Menagerie, was originally written by Tennessee Williams in 1945 and it was the first of the playwright's many Broadway successes. Williams is also responsible for classics such as A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.…...

The Fundamental and Enhancing Qualitative Characteristics

What are the fundamental and enhancing qualitative characteristics of useful financial information? Objective of financial reporting and the capital markets The objective of general purpose financial reporting is to provide financial information about the reporting entity that is useful to existing and potential investors, lenders and other creditors in making decision about providing resources to the entity. Qualitative characteristics of useful information The Framework 2010 identifies two fundamental qualitative characteristics of useful financial information: relevance and faithful representation. In order…...

Analysis of the Soft-Hearted Sioux

The soft- hearted Sioux presents the transformation of a boy from a soft-hearted person to a cold man when he confronts the traditions of his tribe against Christy. The boy left home to a mission school where he learned about Christ and became more and more accustomed to the white man’s culture. At first I thought he just left home against his parents will because they wanted him to marry earlier. After I saw the video, I understood it was…...

About A Book "Breaking Through"

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it’s the courage to continue that counts”(Winston Churchill). Life is dependent on our dreams. If you ever fail along the way to your success, you’ll be tempted to get yourselves right back and continue your journey. Although, if ever found yourself to be successful, would you stop there? Or would you have the courage to continue and set higher goals for yourself? In the book “Breaking Through” in which Francisco Jimenez is…...

Relationship of Othello and Desdemona

Write a critical analysis of the relationship of Othello and Desdemona in Shakespeare`s tragedy Othello. Pay special attention to the interracial character of this relationship and the use of racist stereotypes in the play. The contrast between The Moor Othello and the gentle Desdemona in Shakespeare`s tragedy Othello is noteworthy. Yet initially it looks like one complements the other: “She loved me for the dangers that I had passed. And I loved her for that she did pity them.”( Act.…...

Importance of Appearance in the novel Frankenstein

People say appearance is not important, but even the most honored and noble people put appearance before other attributes of a person. Since societies have been established, and even before, society has put on a great amount of importance on appearance. The amount of importance is shown in the novel Frankenstein, the film, and in real life. My first example from the novel is from chapter eleven, when the creature arrived at the village and encountered humans. As the creature…...

Effective Team Development

Abstract Wheelan (2013) identifies the four stages of team development and provides detailed explanation of how a group transforms itself from a stage one group of uncertainty into a successful, highly productive stage four team. This requires work and a thorough understanding of the many internal/external influences that can occur during each stage. A team member or leader who is well versed in these stages and who can evolve with each stage will be better equipped to deal with possible…...

Evaluation/Analysis on Alice Walker: Everyday Use

Alice Walker, an African American author and activist born in Eatonton, Georgia in 1944 (p. 69). Walker was like most African Americans in her time raised by hard-working underpaid parents, this is reflected in her writing. Alice Walker and her now removed husband were the first interracial couple in Mississippi. Once a poet, Walker worked with other influential authors including Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. Everyday Use tells the reader about the life experiences and struggles of heritage and…...

Individualism Issues in Short Story Blue Against White

This intense, short story contains flashbacks of a woman named Lena’s childhood. She was constantly embarrassed of her culture and family. She yearned for assimilation and could not handle the pressure of being different all her life. Lena finally decides to leave the reserve and pursue her life journey in the city, where she would also be schooled. Not only does Lena find out that the city is not the greatest destination, she realizes that again, she does not fit…...

Book Report: "Deaf Again" by Mark Drolsbaugh

Deaf Again is the story of Mark Drolsbaugh, and was written to show the world a deaf perspective, of how they live, struggle on a daily basis. Deaf Again is about Mark Drolsbaugh journey from being born hearing, to becoming hard of hearing during the first grade, and the difficulties of being forced into the mainstream and not knowing of the joys of the deaf community and deaf culture until he is in his twenties. Mark starts his story by…...

"Girl" Jamaica Kincaid

The short story of “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid is about a mother and her relationship with her daughter. It is a harsh one sided conversation between the narrator and her mother, with the mother doing all the talking. The story gives a rich description of what her mother expects from her in all aspects of her life, from chores, to how she plays, to what she sings in church. From each line you see the viewpoint of how her mother…...

Wisdom Comes Through Experience and Humour

Humour or humor (see spelling differences) is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. Most people are able to experience humour—i.e., to be amused, to smile or laugh at something funny—and thus are considered to have a sense of humour. Thehypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour induced by humour…...

Albert Camus: Written Assignment

During the interactive oral, we discussed the main theme of the meaninglessness of human life that is present in The Stranger by Albert Camus. We emphasized mainly on Meursault’s detached and unemotional characteristics, especially when the jury uses this against him at his trial: “He stated that I had no place in a society whose most fundamental rules I ignored” (102). Meursault is very isolated from his society, and during his trial all the odds are not in his favor…...

?Jean Know – „Where the Gods Fly“

“Being the new one”, haven’t we all tried that before? Being the new kid in school, or being the new employee at work. Then, imagine being new in a completely different country, where you have to start from zero. Making new friends, creating a network, learning a new language and also a whole new culture, is all very challenging and overwhelming factors, when moving to a new place. This is actually the situation in Jean Know’s short story “Where the…...

?Andy Mulligan’s Novel "Trash"

Andy Mulligan’s 2010 Novel Trash explores the vital idea of poverty demonstrated by the condition Behala a trash dump, the area Gardo, Raphael and Rat call home, it appears a desparately squalid land where the most impoverished people dig through mountains of garbage to carve out a livelihood for themselves and their families. Andy mulligan persuades throughout the book that status or wealth does not affect anyone’s resourcefulness. The boys teach us about resourcefulness and how we should never stop…...

Social classes in "The Great Gatsby"

In The Fantastic Gatsby, the lower and social classes exist as crude and repulsive. How do you react? I would define 'unrefined' as an individual who does not have intelligence and is underdeveloped; 'vulgar' I would specify as an individual who is unpleasant in their raunchy habits and conceit. It could be argued that the lower social classes were more crude and vulgar as an outcome of their poor upbringing and horrid living conditions. However, the personalities and qualities that…...

"Animal Farm": Compare and Contrast

Napoleon and Snowball, from the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, share many similar and different character traits when compared together. While Napoleon maybe cheating at cards, Snowball is hard at work developing a plan for a windmill to minimize animal work. Snowball could be talking away with his many speeches while Napoleon is trying his very best at training the puppy dogs to the rank of guard dog. Snowball and Napoleon, having their own similarities and differences, both seem…...

Amanda Wingfield in "The Glass Menagerie"

The Character of Amanda Wingfield in "The Glass Menagerie" supplies an example of a complex individual whose communication and actions convey a slightly irritating and lonesome mother. Scene IV of "The Glass Menagerie," demonstrates these unique characteristics of Amanda. The scene takes place at about seven am the day after Tom and Amanda get into a major argument. From this scene we can reveal that Amanda's obviously an overstressed and psychotic single care taker with insufficient mothering skills. Amanda's stubbornness…...

John Collier's Short Story The Chaser

Troops being rushed out to Vietnam by the truck loads, rise in foreign technology and more women workers all played a major for corporate America in the sixties. Businesses were now in a sudden and brutal competition for production. Weapons, planes, ships and other war gear were needed desperately across sea. Foreign competition was sneaking up on the once U.S. lead industrial world. Women were finding less and less housewives jobs and more and more full time employment options. Everyone…...

Comparison the characters Oedipus & Odysseus

The major focus of this tragedy is on the character of the hero, Oedipus. He is a person of great importance; in fact, the security and health of the community depend upon him. And he has to meet an urgent crisis, something which threatens the continuing existence of the city. And because he is very conscious of his own qualities, he takes upon himself that responsibility. Oedipus, above everything else at first, is a person who acts decisively and who…...

Conflict between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

“Choose a play in which there is a conflict between key characters. Explain how the conflict arises and, by referring to appropriate techniques, go on to say how the conflict adds tension to the play, and whether is it resolved.” William Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy ‘Macbeth,’ charts the rise and fall of the titular character and his wife, Lady Macbeth. Macbeth is one of the kings most trusted thanes, a “worthy cousin,” but he betrays that trust and murders the king…...

Deception in Shakespeare's MacBeth

'Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under't.' (Shakespeare 1.5. 64-66) Throughout Shakespeare's Macbeth, things are not always as they seem. Deception in this play is always present, especially with the main characters - Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is the most skilled at persuading others, especially her husband, into believe things that are not true. The above quote, spoken by Lady Macbeth to her husband, shows exactly how manipulative and deceiving she…...

Death of a Salesman Essay

The play 'Death Of A Salesman', the brainchild of Arthur Miller was transformed and fitted to the movie screen in the year 1986. The play itself is set in the house of Willy Loman, and tells the melancholy story of a salesman whom is in deep financial trouble, and the only remedy for the situation is to commit suicide. In the stage production of this tale, the specific lighting, set, and musical designs really give the story a strong undertow…...

"Point Shirley" by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath is an American writer whose well-known poems are carefully written pieces distinguished for their personal imagery and intense dialogue. Written in 1960, "Point Shirley" is a poem in which the details are more important than the actual time and place that the events occurred. Sylvia Plath is an American writer whose best-known poems are carefully crafted pieces noted for their personal imagery and intense focus. She was born in Massachusetts in 1932 and began publishing poems and stories…...

Rhetorical analysis of "The Scarlet letter"

Pearls have always held a great price to mankind, but no pearl has ever been earned at as high a cost to a person as Nathaniel Hawthorne's powerful heroine Hester Prynne. Her daughter Pearl, born into a Puritan prison in more ways than one, is an enigmatic character serving entirely as a vehicle for symbolism. From her introduction as an infant on her mother's scaffold of shame, Pearl is an empathetic and intelligent child. Throughout the story she absorbs the…...

Allowing Evil to Triumph

'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.' (Edmund Burke). In order to stop evil and malicious acts from occurring, the people whose responsibility it is to enforce the laws must step up and stop these terrible acts. By ignoring the evil and not attempting to stop the evil, the good can harm themselves or other innocent people. If there is no resistance to evil, it is just like a football team…...

"?Father Returning Home" by Dilip Chitre

Dilip Purushottam Chitre was one of the foremost Indian writers and critics of the post Independence India. Apart from a being a writer, he was also a painter and a filmmaker. Father Returning Home is a short and appealing poem about an old man in a cosmopolitan city where his own sons and daughters treat him as an alien. He himself is estranged from the man-made world. Through this poem, Chitre has denounced the urban rootlessness and alienation. The first…...

The Theme of Evil in "Macbeth"

The play 'Macbeth' is a very tragic one. It is about the downfall of a hero who is led by temptation to mass murder and cruelty. Shakespeare uses various styles and techniques to display very evidently how Macbeth's character develops as the story progresses, and thus we see how Macbeth turns from good to evil, from a "valiant cousin" and "worthy gentleman" to a "bloody butcher." The play tells the story of how a noble warrior, Macbeth, descends into evil…...

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