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Robert Browning's Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came - Robert Browning's Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came  Robert Browning's "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" is a poem about torture. Whether Roland is actually in Hell or just trapped in the madness of his mind, his own failure and the way in which he wasted his life will continue to torment him for all eternity. The imagery throughout the poem displays a completely despairing attitude, and several bitter ironies which he cannot escape plague him during his quest. The title "Childe" implies an untested knight, but Roland is already jaded at the beginning of the poem....   [tags: Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came Essays] 658 words
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Stephen King, A Voice in the Dark - Stephen King; A voice in the Dark “People always ask me why I write such terrifying stories, and my reply always is; Why do you think I have a choice?” Stephen King is one of the world’s bestselling authors (and was before J.K. Rowling published Harry Potter). he is most known for his Horror stories, like IT or ‘Salem’s Lot. But also for his Horror/Fantasy novels, Like The Dark Tower Series. He writes about his fears, his problems, and things he’s overcome, and sometimes the odd. Stephen King (full name is Stephen Edwin King) was born on September 21st, 1947 in the small town of Portland, Maine....   [tags: horror stories, writing, fantasy novels] 1794 words
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Physical and Mental Landscapes in Childe Roland by Robert Browning - Physical and Mental Landscapes in Childe Roland by Robert Browning On a doomed quest to conquer the evil of the Dark Tower, Childe Roland wanders through a wasteland filled with barren natural images and memories of once-heroic, now-fallen friends. The poem is alarming in the way the stark, barren terrain through which Roland travels offers no sensual or imaginative detail, but more so for its unflinching portrayal of a desperate and broken man. The opening lines of the poem are more shocking than the grimness of the detail because they illustrate the bleak mood of the hero....   [tags: Papers] 1110 words
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Christendom and The Song of Roland - The Song of Roland is the oldest epic poem in French, written by an anonymous poet, composed in between late eleven century to twelfth century. This epic poetry holds an important place in the history of France and invention of Christendom. The Song of Roland is a cultural artifact that takes us to the journey of Medieval Europe, when religion becomes an important element for the formation of proto-Europe. Religion plays a crucial role in The Song of Roland and becomes the reason of criticism. Some readers might take this poem as a religious text, whereas, for some reader it is a fictional literary work and contain ideological perspective....   [tags: The Song of Roland Essays]
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The Gunslinger: Roland Deschain, The Man in Black, and The Epic Struggle - “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed…” Those words begin a classic tale of heroism that takes the reader into the eyes of the champion, the protagonist, who will undergo a series of trial and tribulations and, with the help of fellow characters, succeed and return to normal society. In other words, the protagonist undergoes the monomyth cycle. Author Stephen King’s magnum opus (masterpiece saga), The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower I, tells of a lone gunslinger, Roland Deschain of Gilead, who ventures out in chase of the man in black....   [tags: Stephen King, Dark Tower I] 1247 words
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Roland Truly a Hero in The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three - Roland Truly a Hero in The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three Throughout history on science fiction and fantasy novels, the hero has always been portrayed as someone who is more than just your regular human. Someone who has no flaw in their qualities other than compassion, which often causes their downfall. Always, in the end, the hero triumphs over great evil, to the dismay of the villain, and the applause of those he saved. What happens when the hero is superhuman. Is he still a hero....   [tags: Papers] 1039 words
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Prejudice in The Song of Roland - Prejudice in The Song of Roland Unfortunately, the role of ignorance and jealousy combining to breed fear and hatred is a recurring theme in history ultimately exhibiting itself in the form of prejudice. As demonstrated through the altering of historical events in The Song of Roland, the conflict between the Christian and Islamic religions takes precedence over the more narrow scope of any specific battle and is shaped, at least in part by the blind perception of a prejudice born of the ignorance and envy Christian Europe had for representatives of the non-Christian world....   [tags: Song of Roland Essays]
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Trapped By Society: I Only Came to Use the Phone - Do you ever feel trapped when you are in a place that you have never been before. Isolation criticizes society since it does not let everyone be equal or have the same rights. Isolation can completely change a person, and it is usually for the worst. Society “acts” like they try to prevent isolation, but in reality they isolate people for certain reasons, then those people get judged for being “different.” Upon closer inspection it is human nature to deny equal rights because people that do not act, dress, or look the same are labeled as strange, and unfortunately, many times are not accepted by the majority of society....   [tags: analysis, I only came to use the phone]
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Analysis of The World of Wrestling by Roland Barthes - Analysis of The World of Wrestling by Roland Barthes Roland Barthes's essay on "The World of Wrestling" draws analogically on the ancient theatre to contextualize wrestling as a cultural myth where the grandiloquence of the ancient is preserved and the spectacle of excess is displayed. Barthes's critique -- which is above all a rewriting of what was to understand what is -- is useful here insofar as it may be applied back to theatre as another open-air spectacle. But in this case, not the theatre of the ancients, but the Middle English pageant presents the locus for discussing the sport of presentation, or, if you prefer, the performance of the sport....   [tags: The World of Wrestling Roland Barthes Essays] 4386 words
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Bookreport on The Spy Who Came - Bookreport on The Spy Who Came This story, set during the cold war, is about a British spy, Leamas, who is controlling the spy actions against the east block (or “zone”) from West-Berlin. After he lost one agent after the other to his opponent Mundt of the counter-espionage of the “party”, he returns back to London where he and Control (a man of high rank in the British espionage network) come up with a plot against Mundt. Their Plan was to get Leamas to “betray” London and sell information to his opponent which indirectly accused Mundt of being a London agent....   [tags: John Le Carré The Spy Who Came Essays] 1229 words
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Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida - This book is a note written by Roland Barthes to record the dialectical way he thought about the eidos(form, essence, type, species) of Photographs. Roland Barthes was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist in his lifetime, but surprisingly he was not a photographer. As Barthes had a belief that art works consists with signs and structures, he had investigated semiotics and structuralism. However, through Camera Lucida, he realized the limitation of structuralism and the impression to analyze Photography with only semiotics and structuralism....   [tags: Book Review, Literary Analysis, Dialectical Ways]
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Importance of Control in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark - Importance of Control in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark In William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark," the narrator encounters a dead deer on the edge of the road. He knows that the safe and proper course of action is to push the deer into the canyon, but when he finds that the doe was near giving birth before she died, he hesitates to kill the unborn fawn. Stafford's central idea in the poem revolves around the decision the narrator makes to sacrifice the deer in order to clear the road of obstacles, so that others who drive on the dark, narrow road won't have to swerve....   [tags: Traveling Through Dark] 725 words
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Childe Harold’s Pilgramage by Lord George Gordon Byron - Lord George Gordon Byron’s Reaction to the Spirit of the Age in Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage as a Character of His Own Work George Gordon Byron, as known as Lord Byron, has been one of the most influential poets in the Romantic Period of English Literature in the eighteenth century. In the Norton Anthology of English Literature, he is introduced as “the greatest and most English of these artists; he is so great and so English that from him alone we learn more truths of this country and of his age than from all the rest together....   [tags: romatic period, literature, nobleman]
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Shashi Deshpande’s Dark Holds no Terrors - “Grown men can learn from very little children, for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss” -Black Elk- The healthy growth of the mind and the intellect of children is a much discussed topic in the modern world. The physical wellbeing and intellectual growth of children vary according to the environment in which they live. Within the social system we find specialized gendered spaces that permit or forbid natural advancement of children....   [tags: Dark Holds no Terrors]
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Bryons "childe Harolds Pilgrimage": The Byronic Hero - Bryon's "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage": The Byronic Hero In Byron's poem, "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" the main character is portrayed as a dark brooding man, who doesn't like society and wants to escape from the world because of his discontent with it. Through the poem we see the strong resemblance the Byronic hero has to many of todays popular characters, such as Batman. In the third stanza of the poem we learn that Childe Harold is the product of a long line of nobility. ÒChilde Harold, was he hight-but whence his name and lineage long.Ó Bruce Wayne who is Batman is too the product of an extremely wealthy family....   [tags: essays research papers] 977 words
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Characters of Dark City - Characters of Dark City                          I did my book report on Dark City by Frank Lauria.  The main characters in the book were John Murdoch, Mr. Hand, and Mr. Book.  Since Murdoch woke up in the icy bathtub in a strange room, he has been suspicious of everything. He is wanted for a series of brutal murders which he can’t remember committing.  He later finds out that he posses a power called tuning, which allows you to stop time and alter peoples perceptions.  Sort of like brain manipulation.  He soon finds out that he is being pursued by an alien race who call themselves the Strangers.  They want him because he is immune to their brain manipulation, so he is a threat...   [tags: Dark City] 781 words
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How Serial Killers came to be - A serial killer is traditional defined as the separate killings of three or more people by an individual over a certain period of time, usually with breaks between the murders. (Angela Pilson, p. 2, 2011) This definition has been accepted by both the police and academics and therefore provides a useful frame of reference (Kevin Haggerty, p.1, 2009). The paper will seek to provide the readers with an explanation of how serial killers came to be and how they are portrayed in the media. Several serial killers have a definitive and common personality profile....   [tags: murders, killing, ted bundy. media]
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In the Shadows: Examining Light and Dark Imagery in "Romeo and Juliet" - John Steinbeck once said “It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone”. In order to appreciate something for all that it truly is, one must learn to compare it to its opposite. These opposites both complement each other and bring out the worst in one another. Moreover, they also produce energy through the tension they create. This is true of opposition everywhere, literature included. Authors often make use of it, thus making their works more interesting and relatable....   [tags: energy, light, dark, setting, love] 1487 words
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My Goals Came Into Play - It was just a dark night in a ranch style on the outskirts of Watertown, South Dakota. This is the place where my family still lives today. We had a regular daily routine when I was younger. At about nine o’clock, my family washed up for bed. The only problem was keeping me and my brothers in bed asleep. So my parents had devised a scheme. The plan was to tell us bed time stories until we had settled down. Otherwise we would have had the house in an uproar until eleven. Luckily this plan had an even greater good out of it....   [tags: Personal Experience Essay] 1229 words
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Themes of Dark They Were And Golden Eyed by Ray Bradbury - In the story Dark They Were And Golden Eyed, by Ray Bradbury, a great story that he develops themes of fear, change and symbol and label. The author uses techniques of similes, metaphors and personification that explain and convey them to the reader very powerfully. A clear and important theme developed in the story by Ray Bradbury through the use of personification is fear. In the sentence, ?The fear was never gone. it lay with Mr and Mrs Bittering, a third unbidden partner at every midnight talk?....   [tags: Dark They Were And Golden Eyed, by Ray Bradbury] 678 words
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Fear In the Damp and Dark Gap - Fear In the Damp and Dark Gap The usual signification of the French feminist's "gap" transformed by Jack Bushnell from silent entrapment to a meaning that signifies the "gap" as that which frees the other and allows for the generation of a voice of the other's own Circus of the Wolves. The famous masculine--self and feminine--other opposition will be freely utilized with the man and the circus representing the former and Kael and nature the latter. Gaps appear literally and figuratively throughout the text and with each appearance its meaning slowly, slowly, alters in the previously stated manner....   [tags: In the Damp and Dark Gap] 1215 words
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Childe and Anthropology - Essay Questions 1. Childe equated civilization with urbanism. Other social scientists, while admitting a considerable overlap, distinguished between the cultural phenomena characteristic of urban areas and those of "civilized" societies. Childe identified 10 formal criteria that, according to his system, indicate the arrival of urban civilization. These are: increased settlement size, concentration of wealth, large-scale public works, writing, representational art, knowledge of exact sciences, foreign trade, full-time specialists in non-subsistence activities, class-stratified society, and political organization based on residence rather than kinship....   [tags: essays research papers] 380 words
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Analysis of A Cry in the Dark - Analysis of A Cry in the Dark A Cry in the Dark, based on a true story, is about a mother whose baby is killed during a camping trip along with her husband. The mother, Lindy Chamberlain claims to have seen her baby being carried away by a dingo and then assumes that the dingo is the cause of her baby's death. As she reports this to the police, she is inconsistent with some of the details that she reports along with other factors that stood against her, the police, meda, and even people watching this take place as it caused commotion in the news, accuse her of murdering the child....   [tags: A Cry in the Dark Religion Christianity Essays] 575 words
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The Attitudes to War Expressed by Roland and Vera - The Attitudes to War Expressed by Roland and Vera "The War at first seemed to me an infuriating personal interruption rather than a world-wide catastrophe." For both Roland and Vera the war changed their lives in many ways as one can see that over a relatively short period of time their attitudes change again and again due to their experiences and what they learn from them. The effect that both Roland and Vera's experiences have and the change in their attitudes to war show the definite change in personality and character from their youthful ignorance and naivety to Roland's desperate desire to be part of the War compared to Vera's disbelief at what was happeni...   [tags: Papers] 1262 words
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Which Came First? - Which came first, the chicken or the egg. This age-old question, which has baffled many philosophers, is also known as a causality dilemma. For the ancient philosophers, this quandary birthed thoughts of where life and the universe began. In St. Anselm’s Proslogium, he presents what at first seems to be a nearly identical question, but in actuality is not a causality dilemma. While the chicken or the egg causality dilemma possesses many murky areas, St. Anselm’s query encompasses a clearly defined answer....   [tags: causality dilemma, Saint Anslem, Proslogium]
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Atrocities in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark - Atrocities in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark Is a drive just a drive, or is it a metaphor that imparts appreciation for life's fragility while simultaneously lamenting man's inability to appropriately confront, or understand, death. William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark" illustrates the mechanisms by which seemingly mundane events become probes into the mystery and ambiguity of the human condition. The poem's situation is simple, a lone traveler driving along a desolate canyon road spots a felled deer; the traveler, desiring neither to hit the deer, nor by swerving to avoid it, hurtle his car over the canyon precipice, stops his vehicle and proceeds to push the falle...   [tags: Traveling Through Dark] 791 words
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Traveler in the Dark - As one grows older, the problems he or she is confronted with cannot easily be hugged and kissed away as one could as a child. Religion can present such problems; problems that torment and that are not easily resolved, such as in the play “Traveler in the Dark” by Marsha Norman. “Traveler in the Dark” published in 1984, presents the audience with a man that seems to have an ethnocentric view of life, mainly focusing on the aspects of religion. Internal conflicts such as the one in “Traveler in the Dark,” are not uncommon plots in Norman’s plays....   [tags: Theater ] 2312 words
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The Possession of Roland Doe - Levitating beds, loss of memory for long periods of time, loss of bladder control, speaking in tongues, these are all symptoms known to be associated with possession. A possession is having control or owning (Farlex). When a person is possessed they have no control over their feelings or actions a majority of the time. The reason it is called a possession is because, when one is possessed, the spirit or demon has control over that person. The possession and exorcism of Roland Doe is one of the most documented possessions in history....   [tags: spirit, demon, exorcism, loss of control]
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A Story of Blood, Death, Loyalty and Honor Depicted in the Poem, The Song of Roland - In the poem The Song of Roland, the author relates the spectacular fight between King Charlemagne’s army, the Franks, and the Muslim Saracens. The poem tells a story of blood, death, loyalty and honor. Around 1095, the year in which the First Crusade was initiated, we find the first extant version of this great French epic. While there is truth deeply rooted in the poem, much was emphasized and embellished to attract followers in the crusades. Despite appearing as propaganda, the author succeeded in assembling thousands of volunteers for the launch of the crusades....   [tags: Crusades, Poem Analysis, Poetry] 994 words
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Roland Barthes and Advertising for Lipstick - Thanks to the influence of the ancient Egyptian introduction to makeup art in burial rituals, makeup has made its way all around the world and established its position as a very successful industry. Among several cosmetic and toiletry brands, Lancôme Paris, is one of the most popular today. Examined by one of France’s most prevalent thinkers, Roland Barthes, Paris is seen as the world center of sophistication, elegance and high society. An expert on the nature of society, Barthes, is also famous for his theory of the cultural myth that subconsciously produces meaning in the most basic parts of our lives....   [tags: Egyptian Makeup Art, Cosmetic Industry] 1236 words
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William Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark - Profound Meaning in William Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark The power of the poet is not only to convey an everyday scene into a literary portrait of words, but also to interweave this scene into an underlying theme. The only tool the poet has to wield is the word. Through a careful placement and selection of words, the poet can hopefully make his point clear, but not blatantly obvious. Common themes of poems are life, death, or the conflicting forces thereto. This theme could never possibly be overused because of the endless and limitless ways of portraying life or death through the use of different words....   [tags: Stafford Traveling Through the Dark Essays]
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Powerful Parallels and Deep Divides: Pluralism in The Poem of the Cid and The Song of Roland - Both The Poem of the Cid and The Song of Roland were written in a time period where great new developments were occurring in Europe, but none more crucial than the beginning of the Crusades and the ethnocentric viewpoint they propagated and were propagated by (Quinn). Of great interest is the manner in which both works deal with the nature of pluralism in European history. For the sake of this essay, pluralism will be defined simply as a state of more than one. Both works, written at approximately the same time (1130-1170 for The Song of Roland and approximately 1207 for The Poem of the Cid, as per the book's forewords) have astonishing similarities and stark contrasts, which when put in con...   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford - Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford In his poem, "Traveling Through the Dark," William Stafford presents the reader with the difficulty of one man's choice. Immediately, the scene is set, with the driver, who is "traveling though the dark" (line 1) coming upon a recently killed deer. At first, his decision with what to do with the deer is easy; he knows he must push it off the edge for the safety of other motorists, but then, a closer examination of the deer reveals to the man new circumstances....   [tags: Papers William Stafford Through Dark Essays]
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Home Before Dark by Susan Wiggs - In the book Home Before Dark by Susan Wiggs, Lila is a fifteen-year-old girl whose overwhelming desire to be popular is affecting all of her decisions. Lila’s mom Luz describes her current behavior as “some sort of identity crisis”. Specifically Luz states, “She’s been getting in trouble at school, acting out, that sort of thing. You saw how she acted toward me. My sweet little fairy child has turned into a demon, skipping school, sneaking out at night, climbing the water tower, rappelling off the train bridge, skinny-dipping in Eagle Lake....   [tags: Analysis Susan Wiggs Home Before Dark] 736 words
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The Dark Tower by Stephen King - The Dark Tower – Stephen King The Dark Tower is a series of stories that follow the main character, Roland "The Last Gunslinger", as he travels across a harsh desert on a mission to find the "man in black". His mission is to make it safely to the Tower in order to save himself and the very existence of the universe. The entire series revolves around the tower and how essential it is. The tower is a central point where different planes of existence merge and if Roland doesn't make it there before it gets destroyed then everything else will be destroyed along with it....   [tags: Literature]
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Values of A True Lord in The Song of Roland - Throughout the epic poem, The Song of Roland, the poet essentially dissects the idea of good versus evil as it is represented in contrast between the two opposing armies. Good being the French Christian army led by Charlemagne and on the contrary, the Muslim Sacarens led by Marsile and Baligant representing evil. While the battle between good and evil and Christian versus Muslim wages on throughout the text, the poet also illustrates the characteristics of the true and fake virtues that compose or destroy a knight or lord....   [tags: Christianity, Charlemagne, Paganism] 1189 words
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