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The Development of the Gothic Genre in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - The Development of the Gothic Genre in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Up until 1800, literature in general consisted of a spontaneous expression of idyllic images of love - ultimately categorised as "The Romantic Movement." From this sprouted Romanticism's antithesis - literary Gothicism. When it was first introduced in the late 18th century, Gothic literature featured accounts of terrifying experiences set in graveyards or ancient castles, and descriptive motifs such as flickering lamps and ghostly figures....   [tags: Papers] 1160 words
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Perception of the World and False Images from White Noise - Perception of the World and False Images from White Noise Don DeLillo's award-winning novel White Noise takes the idea of the supremacy of false images to the extreme. Through various scenarios, such as the airborne toxic event and the Dylar dilemma, DeLillo critiques contemporary society's over-dependence on false images. The characters in the novel that exemplify this over-dependence appear humorous on one hand, yet tragic on the other. The humor comes from the novel's characters behaving like cartoon characters who continually get hurt, but keep coming back for more....   [tags: Papers] 2141 words
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To Kill A Mockingbird Essay: Gender Roles and Feminism - Gender Roles and Feminism in To Kill a Mockingbird When the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was written by Harper Lee, the Southern United States was still clinging tightly to traditional values. Southern societies pressured men to behave as gentlemen, and women were expected to be polite and wear dresses. These stringent gender roles were adhered to in small southern towns because they were isolated from the more progressive attitudes in other areas of the United States. Harper Lee documents the life of one young girl growing up in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism] 1326 words
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The Antagonistic View of Sexuality in O'Connor Wise Blood - The Antagonistic View of Sexuality in Wiseblood In the novel Wiseblood, by Flannery O'Connor, one finds an unpleasant, almost antagonistic view of sexuality. The author seems to regard sex as an evil, and harps on this theme throughout the novel. Each sexual incident which occurs in the novel is tainted with grotesquem. Different levels of the darker side of sexuality are exposed, from perversion to flagrant displays of nudity. It serves to give the novel a bit of a moralistic overtone.             The "Carnival Episode" illustrated Hazel's first experience with sexuality....   [tags: O'Connor Wise Blood Essays] 1240 words
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The Sacerdotal Symbol of Courage in The Scarlet Letter - Dimmesdale contained seven years of shame and guilt deep inside his heart. The townspeople had seen Dimmesdale’s constitution feeble noticeably. They ironically believed it was because they were unworthy of his aura of goodness. With the benevolence of his office acting as holy protection, nobody suspected him of the sinful act of adultery. Suffering from self-inflicted ignominy and physical torture, Dimmesdale struggled to redeem himself in some fashion. Near the very end of the novel, Dimmesdale delivered a poignant confession to the townspeople....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter Essays] 1098 words
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Love in Shakespeare's Sonnet 128 and Gibran's The Prophet - Love in Shakespeare's Sonnet 128 and Gibran's The Prophet        William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 128" suggests a rather playful and sensual approach to love, while an excerpt on love and marriage from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet has a didactic and intellectual tone. Shakespeare revels in lustful possession of his lover, but Gibran advises leaving space between partners in their relationship.   Well-endowed with imagery, Shakespeare's sonnet evokes the vision of a woman swaying back and forth playing a spinet, and the poet sitting back smiling and enjoying her movements, aroused by her music and charm....   [tags: Sonnet essays]
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Tough Love in Mel Gibson's Hamlet and Branagh's Hamlet - Tough Love in Mel Gibson's Hamlet and Branagh's Hamlet      One of the most emotional and moving scenes in William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet is in Act III, Scene I lines 90-155 in which the title character becomes somewhat abusive toward his once loved girlfriend Ophelia. It is interesting to examine the possible motives behind Hamlet's blatant harshness in this "Get the to a nunnery" scene toward the easily manipulated and mild mannered girl. While watching Kenneth Branagh and Mel Gibson's film adaptations of the play, the audience may recognize two possibilities of the many that may exist which may explain the Prince's contemptible behavior; Kenneth Branaugh seems to suggest that th...   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]
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Till We Have Faces and The Vision of Ungit - Till We Have Faces and The Vision of Ungit        Queen Orual of Glome, the main character in C.S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces is often the victim of mysterious visions that appear to relate to her real-life experiences.  In one of her final visions, Queen Orual dreams that she is Ungit, an all-consuming goddess who is worshipped by the people of Glome.  Orual definitely is Ungit; she has several characteristics that give evidence of this.  Orual is all-consuming and possessive in her relationships with other people; she wears a veil to cover her ugly face, giving her a resemblance to the forbidding goddess; she is very demanding of her servants, which is similar to the intense rit...   [tags: Till We Have Faces Essays]
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Steven Spielberg’s Interpretation of Philip K. Dicks’s Minority Report - Steven Spielberg’s Interpretation of Philip K. Dicks’s Minority Report In the year 2054 crime has become a thing of the past. The relatively new Pre-Crime system allows the government to operate an elite police force, which with the help of three very talented and unique human beings can see into the future and prevent countless crimes, especially murders before they happen. In Philip K. Dicks’s short story, The Minority Report, the world we live in is nearly infallible. With the reduction of violent criminal acts, people can live their lives in peace and prosperity without the fear of the pain and suffering, which usually accompanies violence....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison Essays]
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A Readers Guide To The Catcher In The Rye - A Reader’s Guide to The Catcher in the Rye Though J.D. Salinger’s book, The Catcher in the Rye, has served as a major controversial element of fiction within our reading society, it does, in fact, contain another side to the story. Holden Caulfield, who is sixteen, has just flunked out of another boarding school that his parents have sent him to. It seems that he has become very experienced in failing courses. The only classes that he manages to pass are the ones that repeat the same teaching material that he has previously learned in another school....   [tags: essays research papers] 594 words
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Edgar Allen Poes: "the Murders In The Rue Morgue" - Edgar Allen Poe's: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" In Edgar Allen Poe's short story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", a classic detective story is played out in a seedy Paris suburb. The story begins as the narrator meets Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin, a poor but well-read young man. As they become close friends, they live together in seclusion, departing only briefly each evening to take introspective strolls along the dark Paris streets. Soon both the reader and the narrator begin to see Dupin's intimate knowledge of the human mind, always an underlying element in Poe's prose....   [tags: essays research papers] 1021 words
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Edgar Allan Poe - A Complicated and Disturbing Author - Poe is a very complicated author. His literary works are perplexed, disturbing, and even grotesque. His frequent illnesses may have provoked his engrossment in such things. In 1842 Dr. John W. Francis diagnosed Poe with sympathetic heart trouble as well as brain congestion. He also noted Poe's inability to withstand stimulants such as drugs and alcohol (Phillips 1508). These factors may have motivated him to write The Tell-Tale-Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Black Cat. All of these stories are written in or around 1843, shortly after Poe became afflicted....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe]
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The Influence of Society on the Young Goodman Brown - Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown illustrates vividly how society and culture can very much influence a person’s sense of identity and belonging, or in the case of Young Goodman Brown the lack thereof. Being a Puritan man in a society that scorned the ways of witches and the devil, Young Goodman Brown grew up with a very pious outlook on life. Yet when it occurs to him to look at life a little bit differently, Young Goodman Brown receives more than he has bargained for. The journey he embarks on sheds a whole new light on his society that not only creates a struggle between himself and his fellow men but also one within himself....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Presentation of Mr. Brocklehurst in Bronte's Jane Eyre - The Presentation of Mr. Brocklehurst in Bronte's Jane Eyre Chapter seven sees Jane slightly more experienced to the ways of Lowood School. She has come to accept the poor conditions laid down by Mr. Brocklehurst, however has not yet learnt to ignore them and Bronte describes Jane suffering a lot in this chapter. This lack of food and appalling living conditions are down to the head of the school, Mr. Brocklehurst. This man uses his apparent strong beliefs in Christianity as an excuse to provide the children of Lowood with the absolute bare minimum....   [tags: essays research papers] 1662 words
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Tension in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - Explore how Harper Lee creates tension In the book - To Kill A Mocking Bird -. Explore how Harper Lee creates tension In the book "To Kill A Mocking Bird", Harper Lee creates tension in many different ways. You can especially recognise this build up of tension in Chapter twenty-eight onwards (pages 280-282 and 285-290). Harper Lee has also created tension in Chapter six (page 55), when Jem gets his trousers caught in the fence of the Radley place and in Chapter fifteen (page 166) where the incident by the jail with Atticus, Tom Robinson and the gentlemen takes place....   [tags: English Literature] 1439 words
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Pope Admiring Belinda in The Rape of the Lock - Pope Admiring Belinda in The Rape of the Lock The main character of Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" could be considered both hailed and damned by the overseer, but the complexities and sometimes contradictions of Belinda spark a more unbiased view. The appearance of Belinda and the world in which she lives is described in a very fantastical and beautiful way. Even small details such as the arrangement of Belinda's hair are due to wondrous entities known as the Sylphs, whose sole task is to make sure she is looking her best....   [tags: The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope Essays] 1110 words
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Gainsborough, A Story of a Painter and an Era - Gainsborough, A Story of a Painter and an Era To be able to appraise the originality of eighteenth century English art, one must recognize its importance in history. A great painter to research is Thomas Gainsborough. His artwork was an important aspect of the art community of the middle seventeen hundreds. His paintings seem to bring brightness and color to a period in art that needed his creative boost. His combination of portrait paintings along with beautiful landscapes was not recognized in his time, but would be recognized as remarkable later in history....   [tags: essays papers]
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Use of Language in Journey's End by RC Sheriff - The Use of Language in Journey's End Journey’s End was R.C. Sherriff’s only major theatrical production and had had relatively little experience of playwriting before. However, the language in the play does not show any evidence of this. Being set in the trenches in the Great War, and being with a serious, ingrained message, the play needed to be presented to the audience powerfully and effectively. The language needed to show the characters and their language as they would have been had they had actually been in the trenches at the time and make sure that they were as realistic as possible....   [tags: Journey's End Essays] 851 words
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Fantasy in "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter" - Fantasy is a type of genre that allows the reader to experience a place or world unlike any they have before. Fantasy lifts all our ideas of reality, and allows us to be a part of experiences that we would otherwise have no chance of taking part in. In both Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, the reader is given a window into magical worlds unlike ours. These worlds are make believe, but both Tolkien and Rowling add so much detail that these worlds become as real as walking down the street. In Harry Potter, the reader is introduced to the Harry, the hero of the novel....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 794 words
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Creating Dramatic Tension in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls - Creating Dramatic Tension in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls "An Inspector Calls," is a play that incorporates many different and controversial aspects that remain indefinitely unresolved throughout the play. The moral issues of the play highlight the reality of the time and there relevance to modern day society as well as fifty years ago. The play demonstrates the human inability to recognise mistakes and identify guilt. For example as soon as the inspector leaves, although guilty, the Birling elders forgive themselves and return to their self assured lives....   [tags: Papers] 1090 words
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J.B. Priestly's Use of Drama in the First Act - J.B. Priestly's Use of Drama in the First Act J.B Priestley was well known for his ability to incorporate time in his plays. An Inspector Calls creates a real and believable sense of safety for the audience and collapses that, gradually as the inspector develops. Throughout his life Priestley was interested in the theories of Jung and Ouspensky; this would tell us that he believed a policeman in our dreams usually signifies our conscience. The inspector has an aura of mystery that allows him to have a sharp penetrating quality gained by his inner knowledge....   [tags: Papers] 803 words
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Supernatural in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Witches and Macbeth - The Witches and Macbeth       The belief in the existence and power of witches was widely believed in Shakespeare's day, as demonstrated by the European witch craze, during which an estimated nine million women were put to death for being perceived as witches (The Burning Times). The practice of witchcraft was seen to subvert the established order of religion and society, and hence was not tolerated. Witch hunting was a respectable, moral, and highly intellectual pursuit through much of the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries (Best )....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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The Individual vs. Society in Mrs. Warren's Profession - Often in life there is a conflict between what is good for the individual and the moral values placed upon the individual by society.  This is true of the characters in George Bernard Shaw's play Mrs. Warren's Profession.  Shaw clearly demonstrates that actions frowned upon by society are not necessarily evil so long as they benefit the individual.      Perhaps the most obvious example of societal morals conflicting with individual need is the case of Mrs. Kitty Warren.  Mrs. Warren is a woman whose economic standing and lack of any professional skills forced her into becoming a prostitute....   [tags: Mrs. Warren's Profession Essays] 1544 words
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The Character of Mr. Jaggers in Great Expectations - The Character of Mr. Jaggers in Great Expectations Mr. Jaggers plays a pivotal role in the novel, Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens. We are first introduced to him in Chapter 11, where Pip encounters the rather condescending lawyer on the stairs of Satis House. Pip describes Mr. Jaggers as "a burly man of an exceedingly dark complexion." We cannot help but notice that he is extremely pontificating, by virtue of him holding Pip's chin and being almost sure that Pip was of "a bad set of fellows" although he had scarcely known Pip for two minutes....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 871 words
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Essay on Uniting People in The Color Purple - Uniting People in The Color Purple Red, a color of hatred, a color of anger, a color of oppression. Purple, a color of pride, a color of love, a color of triumph. The clashing of colors, and the uniting of a people. Think of how much more we would see if we did not have eyes. Physical appearances rule the world; the spiritual and emotional gifts emanating from within each individual are left to live an empty existence of incessant, smother-some abuse and to die a tragic and appalling death....   [tags: Color Purple Essays] 833 words
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Toni Morrison's Sula - The Fire Within Sula - The Fire Within Sula   Sula by Toni Morrison is a compelling novel about a unique, self-confident woman.  As in many other books, each secondary character in the story serves as a vehicle to explain the main character.  Hannah, Sula's mother, is dominated by the element of air; she is free spirited, frivolous and child-like.  On the other hand, the element of fire is prevalent in Sula, who is impulsive, hot-tempered and passionate.  Despite the differences between the two, Hannah's lifestyle intrigues and influences her daughter.  The effect Hannah has on Sula is reflected in many of her daughter's perspectives and actions.  As a result of the ubiquitous presence of fire within her, in c...   [tags: Sula Essays]
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Forces of Nature in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale - Forces of Nature in The Winter's Tale       "A sad tale's best for winter," young Mamillius declares (2.1, 25). So ominously begins Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, a story that the audience is immediately tempted to deem a tragedy. However, unlike many of Shakespeare's other later works, which accrue more and more tragedy as the play progresses, The Winter's Tale begins tragically, but concludes happily. The play contains strong elements of both comedy and tragedy, and the course appears to be dictated by the character's relationship with Nature or her representatives....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]
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The Lord of the Flies as Social Commentary - The Lord of the Flies as Social Commentary   The Lord of the Flies is an ultimately pessimistic novel.  In the midst of the cold war and communism scares, this disquieting aura acts as a backdrop to the island.  The Lord of the Flies addresses questions like how do dictators come to power, do democracies always work, and what is the natural state and fate of humanity and society, getting at the heart of human nature in a very male-dominated, conflict-driven way.  The war, the plane shot down, and the boys' concern that the "Reds" will find them before the British, shows Golding's intention of treating the boys' isolated existence as a microcosm of the adult military world....   [tags: Lord Flies Essays] 2079 words
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The Character of Chillingworth in The Scarlet Letter - The Character of Chillingworth in The Scarlet Letter Old Mr. Prynne began his new life in the town of Boston as the Physician Roger Chillingworth. The moment he arrived, the town deemed him intelligent and mild mannered; he always seemed pleasant although a little odd. Throughout the seven years he remained in Boston, his character changed so dramatically from admirable to evil that even those who did not know him personally seemed to notice an evil nature deep within his soul trying to break free....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 1055 words
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The Impact of Ancient Religion on Homer’s Odyssey - The Impact of Ancient Religion on Homer’s Odyssey   There has long been a fashion among critics and historians, including Sir James Frazier and Graham Hancock, to insist upon taking the account of Odysseus' voyage to Hades in Book XI of the Odyssey at near face-value as a description of people and places familiar to a Greek audience of Homer's day. Both linguistics and comparative history have been employed to discover exactly how accurately this originally oral epic conveys this gritty realism....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Essays] 1398 words
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Female Direction of Shakespeare's As You Like It - Female Direction of As You Like It        In As You Like It, Jaques states that "All the world's a stage,/ And all the men and women in it merely players./ They have they're exits and their entrances,/ And one man in his time plays many parts" (II, vii, 138-141). That very well might be true. But if life is a stage traditionally controlled by a man, what parts does that leave for the women of the world. The female answer to this question is that if you don't like your part, change it, and if you don't like the direction, follow someone else....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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Passion and Death in Bombal’s The Final Mist - Water imagery in Bombal’s The Final Mist (La última niebla) is also closely related to death and self-realization. The fog represents death while liquid water imagery represents the awakening of passion within the narrator. However, in confronting death and passion during her transformational journey, the narrator becomes resigned to living a live without passion, which, for the narrator represents an emotional death. The nameless narrator of the novella marries her cousin, Daniel whose first wife died a year earlier....   [tags: Bombal Final Mist Essays]
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The Matrix – Over-Zealous Fans and Hero Worship - The Matrix – Over-Zealous Fans and Hero Worship There are too many zealous fanzines on the web devoted to The Matrix and its sequels, and these are not fan sites that dissect CGI or allow you to download doctored photos of Keanu Reeves. Such obvious surface obsessions are no longer the norm. Instead, these new sites cater to a much more frightening fantasy. They foretell of the "depth" within The Matrix: the great religious teachings, the deep philosophies, the hidden Christ elements. And, it is true that The Matrix essentially scraped the loose and pliant first layer of skin from Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism to create the aura of mystic machinery in the film....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 1175 words
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Fleeting Connections in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse - Fleeting Connections in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse       In Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Ramsay plays the role of a beautiful, dutiful wife and mother. She also is a peacekeeper, who struggles to find unity, even in situations where it seems that none can be found. Through Mrs. Ramsay's attempts to unify conditions, many characters experience an extreme sense of connection with her. Often, like Mrs. Ramsay's successful unifications, these connections are but fleeting ones, lasting only momentarily....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]
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Arvay’s Epiphany in Hurston’s Seraph on the Suwanee - Arvay’s Epiphany in Hurston’s Seraph on the Suwanee In the middle of Chapter four, we find Jim and Arvay in the middle of a journey to the courthouse; the reader, halfway through the journey from the top of the page encounters an interior journey as Arvay travels within herself. This four-line passage serves as a milestone marking the beginning of the narrative, which is a journey across the landscape of the life of Jim and Arvay’s relationship. The passage begins with “The elements opened above Avery and she arose inside of herself”(57)....   [tags: Hurston’s Seraph Suwanee Essays] 864 words
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The Sport Utility Vehicle: Automobile Incarnation of Irresponsibility - The Sport Utility Vehicle: Automobile Incarnation of Irresponsibility Drive down any city street in Portland, Oregon, and you will instantly be surrounded by massive, gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles (SUVs). They will block your view of traffic, claim more than their share of street parking space, and intimidate you with their monstrous size. And ironically, though their tires have been manufactured to crash over only the roughest of terrains, these SUVs will almost exclusively remain on paved city streets, serving as passenger vehicles for posh urbanites who enjoy the rugged ambiance their monstrous automobiles emanate....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Order, Disorder and Imagination in John Buck’s Sculptures - Order, Disorder and Imagination in John Buck’s Sculptures There is always a first impression, a first glance seeping through the corner of your eye. When passing by one can’t help but to notice the overwhelming presence of John Buck’s freestanding sculptures which stand in front of the Gallery. I find myself overwhelmed by both the size and the boldness by which these sculptures speak. Their organized structural nature combines a variety of ideas from branches, birdhouses to molecular structures and globes, and in the middle of it all stands the ringing human form....   [tags: Art Essays] 780 words
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Rembrandt's Painting An Old Man in Military Costume - Rembrandt's Painting "An Old Man in Military Costume" With an extraordinary intensity, Rembrandt van Rijn’s “An Old Man in Military Costume” is an example of the artist’s use of dynamic lighting. The painting, on display at the Getty Museum, contains a single figure, an old man dressed in a military uniform. While one may appreciate the beauty of the work, to fully experience the passion and genius of the artist, it is necessary to see the painting in person. The delicate details that may be missed by a digital image are easily caught by the human eye....   [tags: Painter Painting Paint Essays]
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Charles Marius Barbeau’s Ethnography and the Canadian Folklore - Charles Marius Barbeau’s Ethnography and the Canadian Folklore Born on 5 March 1883, in Sainte-Marie-de-Bauce, Charles Marius Barbeau is widely seen as the first Canadian educated anthropologist. He graduated from Université Laval in Québec, from his studies of law, in 1907; he never practised law. Upon graduating, Marius was awarded – as the first French-Canadian recipient – the Cecil Rhodes scholarship which allowed him to study at Oxford University where he was introduced to the emerging field of Anthropology....   [tags: Ethnography Canadian Folklore]
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Not Just a Number: Critical Numeracy for Adults - Not Just a Number: Critical Numeracy for Adults "It is difficult to understand why so many people must struggle with concepts that are actually simpler than most of the ideas they deal with every day. It is far easier to calculate a percentage than it is to drive a car." (Dewdney 1993, p. 1) To many people, the words "math" and "simple" do not belong in the same sentence. Math has such an aura of difficulty around it that even people who are quite competent in other areas of life are not ashamed to admit they can't "do" math....   [tags: Numeracy Mathematics Education Essays]
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Belief in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath - Belief in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath Holiness, sin, and life are repeatedly questioned throughout John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, particularly by the former preacher, Jim Casey. As a preacher, Casey only preaches what the bible states and he resigns from his occupation after he feels the urge to pursue life's true meaning and values of the individual - basically to make sense of the world he resides in. Casey closely resembles the character and motives of Jesus Christ, as he is enthused to uncover the answers to his wonders and doubts and begins to hold new beliefs of sacrificing the self to sustain the rights of society....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 725 words
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Lines 928-994) - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Lines 928-994) Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a tale that was written in the fourteenth century. It is an intriguing tale including romance, magic, action, and betrayal. The story opens with a Christmas celebration in which King Arthur refuses to eat until he hears a knightly tale or receives a challenge. The Green Knight enters the scene, and King Arthur receives his challenge. The challenge is a strike for a strike, and the prize is the Green Knight's axe....   [tags: Sir Gawain Green Knight Essays]
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Jean Paul Marat: Target and Martyr of Liberty - Jean Paul Marat: Target and Martyr of Liberty The French Revolution produced countless influential politicians throughout its tumultuous course. As a political figure in the French Revolution, Jean Paul Marat began as a nonentity and became a martyr to the revolutionary patriots of France. His influence is often misconstrued, and sometimes overlooked. Although he was not a political leader like Robespierre, his influence was substantial in that he motivated many people through his writings and powerful personality....   [tags: Jean Paul Marat Politics Essays]
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A Short Review of The West Side Story - One of the things that first struck me about the play was that the characters believed they lived a good life. I saw the exact opposite. The good life is shown through success, success through a career, education, goals, and love, or at least we are brought up thinking so. The gangs only had one another and without the support of that gang, these boys/characters would not exist as individual human beings. The Jets did not want to have jobs, and they mocked the ex-gang member, Tony, for leaving the gang to make a future for himself....   [tags: essays research papers] 807 words
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Frankenstein And Schizoprenia (My Teacher LOVED This Paper) - Schizophrenia and Frankenstein In a psychoanalytic view of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Robert Walton develops, during a “dreadfully severe” trip through the Arctic, a type of schizophrenia; this mental condition enables him to create a seemingly physical being representing each his superego and his id (9). In his mind, Walton creates Victor as his very own superego and the monster as his id. The superego and the id battle throughout the story to produce the final result: Walton, the ego. Many of the qualities Walton develops during his trip are symptoms of schizophrenia....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Drugs, Cheating, and the Purity of America's Pastime - Missing Works Cited Drugs, Cheating, and the Purity of America’s Pastime      Most children who have grown up in an American household have at one point in their lives looked up to sports figures as heroes. Whether it was your grandfather telling his stories of watching Babe Ruth become a legend, your father’s stories of Mickey Mantle and the legendary Yankee teams of the 1950’s and 1960’s, or your own memory of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa chasing the home run record, the feeling of wholesomeness that baseball provides has always found its way into many people’s hearts....   [tags: Baseball Sports Steroids essays research papers] 2872 words
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The Mind and Motivation of a Serial Killer - The mind and motivation of a serial killer Serial killers tend to be white heterosexual males in their twenties and thirties, who are sexually dysfunctional and have low self-esteem. Serial killers generally murder strangers with cooling off periods in between each murder. Serial killers are twisted in nature. Some return to the place the murder happened or the gravesite to fantasize about their deeds. Serial killers have made many excuses for their killings and behavior such as: Henry Lucas blamed his upbringing, Jeffrey Dahmer claims he was born with a “partâ€....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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