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Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice - Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice Killing, kidnapping and battles, all parts of Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice. The main character, Lestat, is a well-known and flamboyant vampire. In Memnoch the Devil, Lestat is faced with a grim reality, causing his world to collapse around him. He learns throughout this book, about the world, and the divine forces that encircle the world’s existence. This book illustrates how Lestat’s morals, ignorance and understanding are greatly affected by outside forces. In the beginning of the book, Lestat, the quick and cunning vampire referred to as “the Brat Prince” by his followers stalks a wealthy artifact smuggler....   [tags: Anne Rice's Memnoch the Devil] 662 words
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Good and Evil in The Devil and Tom Walker - Good and Evil in The Devil and Tom Walker   The concept of evil in the short story "The Devil and Tom Walker" can be shown in many ways, by Irvings' symbolism. In the short story, Tom Walker symbolizes all of mankind by portraying him as being "sinful" and evil. When there is an intent to destroy, then we get a different level of hatred. We see that good vs. evil has been a theme that is ubiquitous in many writings. The story "The Devil and Tom Walker" is a story about a man who lives an immoral life of greed....   [tags: The Devil and Tom Walker] 366 words
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The Devil And Tom Walker, by Washington Irving - The Devil And Tom Walker, by Washington Irving Washington Irving the author of The Devil and Tom Walker uses the setting of the story to convey that things with a good appearance can be deceiving and be putrid on the inside. He also creates the right atmosphere for the story, and gives precise details to the audience so they can predict the topic and how it will develop. In addition, he describes each character in a manner that the readers can infer who they are, their personal characteristics, and the decisions that they might make throughout the development of the story....   [tags: The Devil And Tom Walker] 777 words
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The Devil’s Playground - The Devil’s Playground Slowly the snow drifted along the sidewalks and streets as he strolled down his own path. Following no particular way but his own, he traveled. Knowing not his destination but only his outcome. His ideas were changed, his beliefs were diminished to that of nothing and his perception of reality was turned upside down. All he knew now was himself and that of his tendencies. His own nature was the only real and raw thing that he was able to hang on to. A life of mistreatment and abuse, his last actions displayed his true feelings....   [tags: Devil Religious Beliefs Creative Writing Essays] 3943 words
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George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple - George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple When we are first introduced to Richard Dudgeon, at the reading of his late father Timothy's will in his childhood home, we have already learned of his character from the opinions of three other characters: firstly, his mother, then from Anthony Anderson, the minister, and finally, from Anderson's wife Judith. None of these accounts are in Richard's favour, although Anthony Anderson is perhaps the least against Richard of them all. Richard's mother considers Richard to be the lowest of the low and a disgrace to his society; she believes that there is nothing admirable about him at all....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Devil's Disciple Essays] 2160 words
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Historical Insights in Devil in the White City - Historical Insights in Devil in the White City Write an essay discussing the historical insights presented in Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City, being sure to answer the following questions: In what ways does the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 represent the contrasts and conflicts of the Gilded Age. What is the Fair’s lasting imprint on American society & culture, & what new trends does it signal for the twentieth century.      Although the Chicago World’s fair of 1893 only lasted 6 months, it had an enormous impact on the city of Chicago, its people, and indeed the entire country....   [tags: Devil in the White City Erik Larson Essays] 1844 words
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A Pact With The Devil - ... Persons obsessed soon become desperate to fulfill their goals, and where as some might see the benefit of doing malicious actions, the repercussions of such acts causes irreparable harm. Psychologist have come to the question multiple times as to whether or not the will to do malicious acts, otherwise known as evil, is a learned trait or if it is something that is innate. An inhibition that allows others to inflict such devious and destructive actions towards others is debatably within all of us....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Devil’s Harvest - Cannabis. It’s been called everything from “Weed from the Devil’s Garden” to “the happy little herb”. Cannabis, which is also called Marijuana, has a known history that dates back over 10,000 years. The oldest remnant of the industry of mankind is a little piece of hemp cloth/fabric that dates back to around 8,000 B.C. (website, HIA: Resources: Education: FAQs & Facts: Facts). Cannabis was used by almost every ancient civilization for, but not limited to, ropes, clothing, medicine, and recreation....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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Devil In The White City - ... That high achievement was would test Daniel Burnham and James Root even more so because of the fair that they were tasked to construct and build up eventually. The difficulty was empathized to the point in the book that “The Auditorium alone had taken nearly three years to build… Now Burnham and Root were called to build what amounted to an entire city in the same amount of time” (P.33). There was an enormous deal of obstacles and challenges that Burnham had to overcome in a very short period of time in amount of what he and Root is tasked with....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Erik Larson] 2299 words
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Review of The Devil Behind The Mirror - ... It is rumored the family poisoned her and after waking up from a coma, she found herself back on the island, homeless, poor, eventually going mad. “In this respect Dolores embodied both the boundless hopes and unspeakable uncertainties of the migration experience” (Gregory 2007: 93). Another character that catches Gregory’s’ interest similar to that of Dolores’, is an elderly man by the name of Papi, a street performer looking for handouts from tourists. “Like Dolores’s impromptu performances, Papi’s antics gave cultural expression to changes and dislocations in the political economy that had accompanied, in this case, the decline of the sugar industry and the meteoric rise of tourism” (Gregory 2007: 95)....   [tags: Dominican Culture]
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The Devil in the White City by Erick Larson - The pair of twins sat down in their homeroom class. One was gentle and charming, and the other was intelligent and had a great future in store. Being twins one would think they were very alike but secretly they were different. Sitting in homeroom no classmate would think that they were sitting next to a new definition of evil. In The Devil in the White City by Erick Larson, he decides to include different styles of ambition and appearance vs. reality to illustrate, that ambition can break one or make one and everything is not what it seems....   [tags: Literature Review] 980 words
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Jersey Devil: Real Or Myth? - Imagine yourself camping in the Pine Barrens. You hear a noise and then see a strange creature lurking in the shadows. Could it be the Jersey Devil. The Legend of the Jersey Devil began in 1735, it was supposedly the thirteenth child of Mrs. Leeds. When she found out she was pregnant with her thirteenth child, she cursed it and said it better be a devil. When it was born, the midwife died of shock and the Devil ate its twelve sibilants, sparing its mother and flew out the chimney (Juliano 1). Another version of the story is that Mrs....   [tags: Urban Legends] 1170 words
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A Comparitive Study Of The Work Of The Devil - It is true that the study of the devil or evil in general as a part of the world has intrigued man for centuries. This is mostly because it is something people don't have concrete proof of and is also considered taboo in our society. Yet, studies and/or story telling on the devil and his evil forces seems to have been apart of all societies since the begining of time. Such as, Christpher Marlowe's play, The Tragical History of Dr. Faustas, written in the 16th century and the modern day film, The Devil's Advocate, starring Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves....   [tags: essays research papers] 756 words
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The Devil in Dr Faustus - The Devil in Dr Faustus   In Scene 3 Mephastophilis appears to Faustus in his real form. Faustus reacts with disgust and asks the devil to come back in a shape more pleasant to the eye - as a Fransiscan friar. Faustus’s reaction is typically renaissance - he objects to ugliness and craves aestheticism. It also shows his sense of humour (or rather sense of irony) - as he says “That holy shape becomes a devil best” (l 26). What is striking is that when Mephastophilis appears first, Marlowe does not bother to describe him....   [tags: Doctor Faustus Essays] 706 words
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The Ghost of Devil's Den - The Ghost of Devil's Den This ghost story was told by a nineteen-year-old Caucasian student at the University of Maryland. She is from the Baltimore Metro Area and lives with her mother and younger sister. I decided to approach her since she is a notorious lover of ghost stories and folklore. While we were hanging out with friends, I asked her to tell me a ghost story. As soon as I asked, her eyes lit up and she took me to the side, out of earshot of our friends. With great energy and enthusiastic facial expressions, she proceeded to tell me the following story about the Civil War site of the Battle of Gettysburg: My friend Carl was attending a reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends Civil War]
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Macbeth as an Archetype of the Devil - In the tragic play of Macbeth, Shakespeare creates a protagonist that resembles the archetype of the devil. With Satan, leader of the forces of evil, and the Dragon, or rebel against God, from the Bible and John Milton's epic allegory Paradise Lost, these roles fit as archetypes for the protagonist, Macbeth. There is also significant ways in which Shakespeare contrasted his protagonist against the Devil. Macbeth and Satan are characterized for being great and powerful, above the normal man or angel....   [tags: essays research papers] 625 words
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Devil And Daniel Webster - The Devil and Daniel Webster Movie In the movie and the short story, "The Devil and Daniel Webster", written by Stephen Vincent Benet, there is illustrated the battle between the forces of good and evil. Although the story allows the reader to mentally picture the scenes and the movie does the depicting for the viewer, there are several similarities in each script. Some of these similarities are the way the characters are depicted and the final scene. There are several incongruous scenes between the short story and the way the movie unfolds....   [tags: essays research papers] 944 words
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Shakespeare's Hamlet and the Devil - Hamlet and the Devil Hamlet, for reasons of trepidation chooses not to kill Claudius, his nemesis, in the altar room. This fatal procrastination results in the unnecessary deaths of Laertes, Ophelia, Gertrude, and Hamlet himself. This casts a most inauspicious light upon Hamlet, but only if the original premise is true. The obverse side of the argument is that Hamlet, because he desires all those who are in league with Claudius to suffer the same ignominious fate that his father suffers....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework] 1146 words
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Mary Jane: The Devil Weed - Mary Jane: The Devil Weed ABSTRACT: This paper, entitled "Mary Jane: The Devil Weed?" attempts to examine what we know about marijuana and what problems are associated with its use. The paper examines briefly the history of marijuana legislation, marijuana's known effects, and conclusions about its danger. Early in this century, the government waged a war of terrorism on marijuana, or cannabis sativa. "By 1937, forty-six states had laws against the use of marijuana, and its use had already been made a criminal offense under federal law" (Jaffe, 659)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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the devil and daniel webster - Introduction The story I had read was the Devil and Daniel Webster it was written by Stephen Vincent Ben’et. This story is a lot alike most of his other stories discussing what it means to be an American. Also this story is one of his most famous stories it combines folk-lore and history also it has been made into a play and so to be coming out a movie. Story Summary In this story it begins speaking about a character named Daniel Webster, which was from Marshfield, but, later the story begins to unravel and they begin speaking about a character named Jabez stone....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Devil in the Shape of a woman - The Devil in the Shape of a Woman “The Devil in the Shape of a Woman” was an excellent book that focuses on the unjusts that have been done to women in the name of witchcraft in Salem, and many other areas as well. It goes over statistical data surrounding gender, property inherence, and the perceptions of women in colonial New England. Unlike the other studies of colonial witchcraft, this book examines it as a whole, other then the usual Salem outbreaks in the late 17th century. To completely understand the history of New England witchcraft you have to understand the role of colonial women....   [tags: essays research papers] 737 words
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The Devil in Massachusetts Book Review - The Salem witch craft trials are the most learned about and notable of Europe's and North America's witch hunts. Its notoriety and fame comes from the horrendous amount of people that were not only involved, but killed in the witch hunt and that it took place in the late 1700's being one of the last of all witch hunts. The witch craft crises blew out of control for several reasons. Firstly, Salem town was facing hard economic times along with disease and famine making it plausible that the only explanation of the town's despoilment was because of witches and the devil....   [tags: Book Reviews] 790 words
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The Devil, the Witches and the Victims of Salem - The Devil, the Witches and the Victims of Salem Nineteen were hanged, seventeen died in prison, 150 were imprisoned and one was crushed to death. All of them were accused, by a group of seemingly innocent young girls, of witchcraft and wizardry. The cry of witchcraft all began in the January of 1692 in the town of Salem. Then, almost as soon as it had begun, the hysteria, that swept through Puritan Massachusetts ended. The Reverend Parris speculated that witchcraft had aroused after the strange illness and behaviour of his daughter, Betty and niece, Abigail....   [tags: Papers] 785 words
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Doris Orgel's Devil in Vienna - Doris Orgel's Devil in Vienna The Holocaust. A subject most people would like to forget but shouldn't. People must find out as much as possible about it so history won't repeat itself. Millions of Jewish men, women, and children , of all strata were persecuted because of what. Nothing besides the fact that they were Jewish. Most Jews living in Germany, Austria, Poland, France or practically anywhere else in Europe were sent to concentration camps. There they were either tortured or killed. In The book Devil in Vienna, by Doris Orgel, Inge a young, intelligent Jewish girl is faced with the same types of problems....   [tags: Holocaust Jews Jewish Essays]
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The Devil's Arithmetic - Relationships - The Devil’s Arithmetic is written by Jane Yolen. The story’s main character is Hannah. Hannah is a thirteen year old girl who is unappreciative of her family and everything they do for her. During a Seder dinner, Hannah is transported back in time to rural Poland in 1942. In this time Hannah becomes Chaya. During a wedding procession, she is captured and taken to a concentration camp. In the camp Hannah experienced different kinds of family structures. Some of the family structures Hannah experienced in the camp were with her immediate family, her friendships, and with other strangers....   [tags: Jane Yolen] 693 words
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Symbolization of Chillingworth as the Devil in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne crammed The Scarlet Letter with religious symbolism. One of the most interesting symbols is that of Chillingworth as the devil. All through the novel there are numerous indications and relations that verify the fact that Chillingworth is a delegate for the king of darkness. One of the various ways Chillingworth serves as the devil’s advocate is by being the antithesis of Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, the palpable Jesus figure of the narrative. Chillingworth keenly sets out to devastate Dimmesdale, as Hawthorne informs us when referring to Chillingworth's unearthing of Dimmesdale's secret, “All that guilty sorrow, hidden from the world, whose great heart would have pitied and forgiven, to be revealed to him, the Pitiless, to him, the Unforgiving!” The capitalization of the words "Pitiless" and "Unforgiving" confirm that Chillingworth is Satan in human form....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter] 519 words
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Pressure on Women To Have The Perfect Body - Today young women are greatly influenced by the pressures to have the ideal body type. In "The Flesh and the Devil" Kim Chernin discusses how American cultural values and the concept of the ideal body type influence women. Chernin's attitude towards this is negative, she believes the thin body types shown in advertising and media lead women to see themselves as not good enough. She tells how women strive for the ideal body so much that it has a terrible impact on their lives (366-373). This is true in many aspects of young women's lives today and can be seen in everyday society....   [tags: The Flesh and the Devil] 579 words
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Essay on the Devil in Paradise Lost, Holy Bible, Faust, and Devil and Tom Walker - The Devil’s Role in Paradise Lost,  The Bible,  Faust, and The Devil and Tom Walker   The devil's role as the inspiration for rock-and-roll is already well documented and commonly understood. Perhaps less well documented is the role of the Devil as inspiration for literature. The Devil has played an active role in literature for quite a while with his name appearing in stories for centuries. The historical devil has not always been personified. Initially, in religious settings, he was represented as a feeling or power, in attendance as the force of evil, an antagonist to goodness and divinity, and temptation for humans....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Historical Analysis of Ang Lee’s Ride With the Devil - ... Rule) This description of a Jayhawker is accurately portrayed in the movie. Director Ang Lee did a fine job of giving the Jayhawkers an air of self-importance. Its superb and accurate portrayal of the Jayhawkers and Bushwhackers gives Ride With the Devil a very real feeling, but they were not the only bits of history in the film. One pivotal—and real—character in Ride With the Devil is William Quantrill. Serving from 1861 to 1865 as a Confederate guerrilla leader in the Civil War, Quantrill is known for leading a unit of Bushwhackers along the Kansas-Missouri border in the earlier years of the war, including his infamous raid of Lawrence, Kansas....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Reformation and Its Effects on the View of the Devil - Reformation and Its Effects on the View of the Devil The Reformation was a period from around 1520- 1650. It was a time of religious revolution, where Christianity was being reformed and people were led to reject Catholic traditions and to break with the Papacy. Protestantism was becoming a much more influential religion. Levack and Oldridge mention many reasons why the Reformation led to the increased fear of the Devil, and both try to explain their reasons. Darren Oldridge explains how people before the Reformation saw the devil....   [tags: Papers] 512 words
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Masculine and Authoritarian Leadership in the Film "The Devil Wears Prada" - In the movie, “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006), Miranda Priestly, the editor in chief and CEO of “Runway” fashion magazine, played by Meryl Streep. Miranda uses masculine and authoritarian ways to do leadership; she is competitive, surly, vindictive, impatient, dominate, direct, task-oriented, meticulous, demanding, and brilliant. She is viewed as a devil boss partly because she is a woman. She manages by intimidating, “Does she have to manage her staff in that manner. Is being nasty an effective leadership style?" This is not about being nasty or nice – it is entirely about being achievement oriented by focusing on performance and organizational goals....   [tags: Movies, Film Analysis, Movie Analysis] 748 words
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Intent and Motive in The Devil and Tom Walker and The Devil and Daniel Webster - Intent and Motive in The Devil and Tom Walker and The Devil and Daniel Webster      Washington Irving, in writing "The Devil and Tom Walker", and Stephen Vincent Benet, in writing "The Devil and Daniel Webster" illustrate to the reader the consequences of man's desire for material wealth and how a person's motivation for a relationship with the devil affects the outcome of the "deal". In these two different, yet surprisingly similar narratives, the authors present their beliefs about human intent and motive....   [tags: Tom Walker Daniel Webster Essays Papers]
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Ghost Story of the New Jersey Devil - The New Jersey Devil The Legend of the Jersey Devil is the most prominent legend that is told to citizens of New Jersey; it is mainly told to elementary school aged children. There are a variety of settings that the story has; however, the most common location that is used when retelling the tale is Leeds Point, NJ, which is in the Pine Barrens region of the state. This tale of the Jersey Devil recounts the existence of a supernatural creature that is said to have terrorized the New Jersey Pine Barrens and surrounding areas for the last 260 years....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]
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Ghost Story of the New Jersey Devil - The New Jersey Devil The urban legend I chose to write about for this assignment is the story of the Jersey Devil. The Jersey Devil is a creature that was, according to legend, born from a woman in southern New Jersey and it is supposed to have haunted the people of the surrounding area for at least 260 years. The Jersey Devil is known as a creature that mutilates livestock as well as other animals and is said to appear shortly before disasters occur. I was able to listen to two versions of the story surrounding the Jersey Devil while conducting research for this assignment....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories] 1508 words
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The Devil as Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello - The Devil as Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello   One question that has often been debated amongst literary scholars is what could have motivated Iago to set off such a chain of events which accumulated in the horrific amount of death and tragic consequences that occur in William Shakespeare’s play Othello. On the surface, one could artificially assume that Iago was spurred by two reasons to carry out such a malicious and inhumane plan. His anger of being passed over for lieutenantship by Othello in favor of Cassio, coupled with his inclinations that his wife has slept with Othello, drives Iago to partake in dangerous and seemingly insurmountable actions in order to climb up the social ladder and exact revenge on Othello....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]
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Wuthering Heights- Is Heathcliff a man or a devil? - Wuthering Heights- Is Heathcliff a man or a devil. "Wuthering Heights" was written by Emily Brontë and was first published in 1847, it was written during the "romantic period", it is a story of love, lust and sorrow all held together by extreme passion, love and hate. One of the main characters in the book Wuthering Heights is Heathcliff, he was a orphan who lived in Liverpool, we find very little about Heathcliff's past before he is adopted by the Earnshaw's, which makes Heathcliff a mysterious character....   [tags: English Literature] 1723 words
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Milton was of the Devil's Party Without Knowing It - Milton was of the Devil's Party Without Knowing It There is a lot of evidence within "ParadiseLost" that would suggest this statement is true, however there is also a large amount that would disagree. Within these two books there is nothing that would give us an insight into the opinion or feelings of God so it is not as easy to make a balanced judgement than if the entire poem was called into question. However, there is a strong argument for both cases to be found in books I and II....   [tags: Papers] 684 words
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The Devil in the Shape of a Woman by Carol Karlsen - The Devil in the Shape of a Woman by Carol Karlsen Carol Karlsen was born in 1940. She is currently a professor in the history department a the University of Michigan. A graduate of Yale University (Ph.D, 1980), she has taught history and women’s study courses at Union College and Bard College. In this book Carol Karlsen reveals the social construction of witchcraft in 17th century New England, and brings forth the portrait of gender in the New England Society. The books thesis is based on why a person was accused of being a witch and the relative circumstances thereof....   [tags: Papers] 639 words
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American History in the book White Devil - Brumwell, Stephen. White Devil: A True Story of War, Savagery, and Vengeance in Colonial America. Da Capo Press Inc. March, 2005. The book opens "Nous sommes tours Sauvages," which translates to "We are all Savages." It's a fitting way to begin a book chronicling the story of Major Robert Rogers and his rangers journey, Native American slaughter, and return home. In White Devil: A True Story of War, Savagery, and Vengeance in Colonial America, author Stephen Brumwell depicts a well researched, unbiased image of: war, hardship, courage, savagery, vengeance, and survival....   [tags: Stephen Brumwell] 1239 words
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The Devil of Boscombe Hill - Original Writing - The Devil of Boscombe Hill - Original Writing The view from the top of the hill was stunning. I could see light rays being reflected in all directions by a clear water river, which meandered across the landscape. I could see the zigzag pattern of hedgerows segmenting the land, while herds of cows and sheep grazed at the rich, juicy grass. Above my head was a picturesque sky streaked with reds and oranges like a warm open fire. I felt a warm breeze hit the back of my neck and the damp, softness of the ground that sat beneath my feet....   [tags: Papers] 860 words
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"The Devil and Tom Walker" and "The Devel and Daniel Webster" - Two Modern Faustian Legends - A Faustian legend is a story in which a character trades something of great personal value to the devil in order to receive personal gain. Since this type of literature originated in the Fourth Century it has spread throughout the world. Two relatively recent versions of this legend are “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving and “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Vincent Benét. These stories show many similarities as well as a few differences. While both Benét and Irving present similar themes in setting of the tales and motivation in the Faustian character, they do differ in the nature of that character and their visual presentation of the Devil....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 929 words
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The Devil in Young Goodman Brown And Rappaccini's Daughter - The Devil in Young Goodman Brown And Rappacini's Daughter In Puritan Massachusetts the key word was suspicion. In order to be accepted, by the community, you had to be a member of the "elect," destined for a spot in the eternity of heaven. In order to be member of this elite group of "selected" individuals you had to be free of sin and evil. It goes without saying, that you could never be caught conjuring the devil, as is illustrated by the horrors of the infamous Salem witch trials....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 2014 words
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The Setting of The Jolly Corner and The Devil's Advocate Evoek the Supernatural - The Setting of The Jolly Corner and The Devil's Advocate Evoek the Supernatural The Oxford English Dictionary defines "supernatural" as "That which is above nature; belonging to a higher realm or system than that of nature; transcending the powers or the ordinary course of nature." Through the duration of mankind’s existence, humans have been fascinated with a higher power that defies the laws of nature. Supernatural themes have stimulated literature and the arts, both ancient and modern....   [tags: Papers] 494 words
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Frances as the Devil's Advocate in "Fall On Your Knees" by Ann-Marie MacDonald - In Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald presents a vivid and life-like character in Frances Piper. Frances Piper is one of the four Piper girls, and she is indifferent from the rest of them. From her early childhood, Frances is a bold and naughty girl, always getting herself into trouble. She has a great mischievous streak which troubles her father, James Piper, immensely. James Piper also has a demon like personality at various times throughout the novel, some of which he amasses from his father in his early childhood....   [tags: Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald, character] 1486 words
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Comparing the Devil in Farewell to Arms and The Outsider (The Stranger) - The Devil in Farewell to Arms and The Outsider Once we knew that literature was about life and criticism was about fiction--and everything was simple. Now we know that fiction is about other fiction, is criticism in fact, or metaphor. And we know that criticism is about the impossibility of anything being about life, really, or even about fiction, or finally about anything. Criticism has taken the very idea of "aboutness" away from us. It has taught us that language is tautological, if it is not nonsense, and to the extent that it is about anything it is about itself....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 490 words
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Devil on the Cross by Ngugi wa Thiong’o - Devil on the Cross was written by Ngugi while he was imprisoned. He was held without trail by a government that tried to silence him. The out come was a book that was “One of the century’s greatest novels” by the Tribune. In the following passages I plan to explain the meaning of four characters that are affected by capital class. The speaker of the passage “She sat down on a box…” is the gorgeous protagonist; Jacinta Wariinga. Jacinta Wariinga is a young beautiful black woman who easily stops “men in their tracks.” She is like Thanksgiving dinner, a feast for the eyes....   [tags: African Authors Kenya] 1209 words
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The Devil’s Disciple by George Bernard Shaw - The Devil’s Disciple by George Bernard Shaw In the melodrama The Devils Disciple by George Bernard Shaw, Judith Anderson is the only character that becomes a ‘changed’ person at the end of the play. At first glance, the two main characters Richard Dudgeon and Anthony Anderson seem to be the characters that undergo a character exchange. But as we study the play in greater detail, we are able to explore the significant changes Shaw has intentionally inflicted in Judith Anderson, to convey the theme of ‘appearance and reality’....   [tags: Papers] 570 words
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Married to the Devil - ... The tattoos filled up the empty spaces in his heart metaphorically. Similar to a drug addiction, there is always a need for more. In other words, he enjoyed absorbing the pain, akin to the treatment from his wife. That is why he couldn’t leave her because he liked the pain she produced him. This practice is known as mortification of the flesh, which is punishing the body to purify the mind. As quoted from the writings of Opus Dei Founder, Josemaria Escriva, “Blessed be pain. Loved be pain. Sanctified be pain....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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