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Alexander III of Macedonia - Alexander III of Macedonia is known as the most successful military leader and conqueror, undefeated in the field of battle. He is known as Alexander the Great, and he achieved his military success before the age of thirty. Alexander the Great, according to the biographer Arrian, “would not have been born without the intervention of the gods” and goes on to say that his life “surpasses the merely human.” Alexander, according to early historians, achieved success because of his superior intellect, creativity, and inhuman military strength and courage....   [tags: Alezander the Great, Military Leader, Conqueror]
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The Truth About Dragons - Dragons and dinosaurs, myth and fact, real and story- how do you separate the truth from fiction. You have heard of Cowboys and Indians, but how about Cowboys and Dragons or a snake-eating dragon from Egypt. Could there be another Nessie. This paper will bring up some interesting and often contradictory theories about Dragons. Starting with the thoughts of Evolutionists, then historical references and Biblical commentaries about dragons. This paper will then give an amazingly descriptive account of the Biblical Leviathan and finally present the possibility that dragons/dinosaurs might not be extinct....   [tags: Dragon Essays]
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The Hermes of Praxiteles - So was Your Grandpa as Cool as Mine I recently discovered that I was the grandson of Praxiteles, one of the greatest Greek sculptors ever to pick up a chisel and hammer. During my grandfather’s time in Ancient Greece artists and sculptors used their work as a way to gain status and wealth within Greek society. I was surprised to learn that my grandfather was a pioneer and trendsetter in his art. He set himself above the rest by making his sculptures look as if they were almost human like. He is probably best known for being the first to sculpt a woman fully nude....   [tags: greek sculptors, romans]
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Biography of Shirley Jackson - Winning at a price “Although ominous symbolic details prepare for the tragic outcome the reader's attention is skilfully distracted”(Schaub). The word Lottery makes a person think of winning and good fortune in this ironic short story an unexpected change of events occurs. Shirley Jackson was born in December 14, 1916 and died August 8, 1965. Growing up she wrote poems and short stories she fluctuated in colleges but ended up earning her degree and meeting her future husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman, at Syracuse University....   [tags: Author, Short Stories, Poems, The Lottery]
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Future of an Illusion - The most commonly found archetype is that of the mother. Examples of the mother archetype include Hathor, world creator, and Chicomecoatl, mother of the corn. Whether it is Gaia or the Virgin Mary, the mother archetype transcends any single mythology. While the gods and their names may not be immortal, the archetype and its influence are (Drysdale 3). Other Jungian archetypes are that of the anima and animus. The anima is the female element of the male, and the animus is the male element of the female (Jung 31)....   [tags: Mother Archetype, Hathor, Chicomecoatl]
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Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky - Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky was one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. The son of a famous bass singer at the Imperial Opera, Stravinsky showed little inclination to pursue a musical career, but while pursuing law studies in 1902, Stravinsky met Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, who advised him to study music instead. Stravinsky began studying with the famous Russian composer in 1903, and after Rimsky's death in 1908, never had another teacher. Stravinsky's early works caught the imagination Sergei Diaghilev, impresario of the famed Ballets Russes, who invited him to compose a ballet....   [tags: Biography] 353 words
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Comparing Ron Howard's How the Grinch Stole Christmas to Dr. Seuss' Grinch - Comparing Ron Howard's How the Grinch Stole Christmas to Dr. Seuss' Grinch Whether or not you consider Ron Howard's version of Dr Seuss's classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas comical, yet disgraceful, there's no ignoring the little green monster's reign over the box office. The movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey, was released in November of 2000, reaching a gross high of over $200 million in the U.S alone (The Numbers). However, I feel that this version has over exaggerated the original story, and I will back this up by showing many examples of how Dr....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]
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Doctor Faustus Essays: Dr. Faustus and the Christian Moral - Dr. Faustus and the Christian Moral In the play Doctor Faustus the main character sells his soul to the devil and later dies and is sent to hell. A question that comes to mind when reading this book is, "Does Doctor Faustus have a Christian moral?" Even though he is persuaded to sell his soul to the devil he still may have some Christian beliefs. Some of the dialogue in the play gives some signals that tell the reader if Faustus has a Christian moral. The Cultural Studies method is shown in this paper because we are talking about someone's beliefs or morals....   [tags: Doctor Faustus Essays] 534 words
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An Analysis of Narrative Style of Leo Lionni's Frederick - An Analysis of Narrative Style of Leo Lionni's Frederick Frederick, a children’s book written by Leo Lionni, is considered a classic in this genre. It received the Caldecott Honor, was an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. The book is a fable of a mouse, Frederick, who is the dreamer in a group of tiny field mice. Frederick, the main character, demonstrates the importance of dreams and imagination by giving his fellow field mice a feeling of comfort through his memories of warmth, color, and words during a drab cold winter....   [tags: Children's Literature]
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Dantes Inferno in Comparison to Christianity and The Media - Dantes Inferno in Comparison to Christianity and The Media Dante's Inferno is a strange journey through hell, which at times seems familiar but then sometimes seems unexpected. As an American and a Christian it is possible to think that my opinion on this could be crafted from my religion and our society, particularly its media. In my mind I see hell as this place of immense torment bestowed on sinners. My faith has taught me that those who sin go to hell to be punished. Dante's adventure clearly shows that the souls of hell are punished, as I thought....   [tags: essays papers] 668 words
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Dr. Seuss' The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins - Narrative Style and Structure of Dr. Seuss'The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, told in folktale style, was written by Dr. Seuss in 1938. According to Charity Belle Mays, “Folktales deal with adventures both plausible and implausible wrapped in the forms of human or animal abilities. They are the simple tales that have truly evil people or animals, and truly good people or animals, and the good always wins out in the end in these stories, giving way to the child's version of fairness.” This story recounts young Bartholomew Cubbin’s misadventures while going to market in town....   [tags: Dr. Seuss The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins]
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The Life and Music of Gustav Holst - The Life and Music of Gustav Holst Gustav Holst, born in Cheltenham in September 1847, is still today considered to be one of the greatest music composers of all time. He was not very fond of music when he was younger, but he enjoyed the piano. He was sent to Cheltenham Grammar School and forced to take long music lessons, even though he had neuritis in his hands. His first job was an organist and Choirmaster at the Choral Society, Bourbon on the Water. Impressed at his good ear for music, his father borrowed some money to send him to the Royal College of Music, which he had previously failed to enter....   [tags: Art] 599 words
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Summary and Analysis of The Manciple's Tale - Summary and Analysis of The Manciple's Tale (The Canterbury Tales) Prologue to the Manciple's Tale: The Host asks the Cook to tell the next tale, but the Cook is drunk and incoherent. The Manciple agrees to tell a tale in his place and criticizes the Cook for his boorish behavior. The drunken Cook, angry at the Manciple, attempts to get on his horse, but is too unsteady and falls off. He then tries to fight the Manciple, but fails. The Host warns the Manciple that he is foolish to so openly criticize the Cook, for he will eventually get his revenge....   [tags: Canterbury Tales The Manciple's Tale Essays] 526 words
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The Moor's Last Sigh: Wickedly Comic - Hopping in a careful, calculated manner across four generations of a rich and demented Indian family, Salman Rushdie's cynical novel The Moor's Last Sigh laughs mischievously at the world and shivers from its evils. Weaving a tale of murder and suicide, of atheism and asceticism, of affection and adultery, Rushdie's exquisitely crafted storytelling explains the "fall from grace of a high-born crossbreed," namely our narrator Moraes Zogoiby, also known as "Moor." At the centerpiece of this odd and captivating tale stand the embers of Moor's family: a complex web including a ridiculed political activist, a shrew, a homosexual husband, an artist, and a Jewish underworld gangster, among others...   [tags: Moor's Last Sigh Essays] 590 words
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Themes in George Orwell's Animal Farm - George Orwell’s allegorical novel, ‘Animal Farm’ addresses many notions involved in the Russian Revolution, a catastrophic failure in the eyes of the world. A dictatorship set up in the stead of communism, an endless stream of lies and propaganda, as well as political agenda that had saturated the Soviet. It retells of the emergence and development of Soviet communism in a fable form; ‘Animal Farm’ allegorizes the rise of power of the dictator, Joseph Stalin and the revolution started by the people of Russia, which, in the end, destroyed and betrayed the people of Russia....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 551 words
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The Role Of Women In Christianity - The Role Of Women In Christianity Many people also think that the Christian Church is sexist and does not treat men and women equally. Paul said that: Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to enquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church. 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 Now I want you to realise that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God....   [tags: Papers] 535 words
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The Pit and the Pendulum - The Pit and the Pendulum "The place where you die is where you become young again." The accused in "The Pit and the Pendulum" is obviously being persecuted. For what religion or practice we do not know. For what crime it is not said. The prisoner does not even question his guilt or innocence. The accused in this story, to whom Poe does not give a name, is subjected to three life threatening situations. Poe, along with other English Romantics believed that being born was actually coming to the end of another existence....   [tags: Pit and the Pendulum Essays] 698 words
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"The Mouse and His Child" - The Mouse and His Child, by Russell Hoban, is a melancholy fable about a wind-up pair of tin mice that explore various themes such as hope and perseverance. However, the prevailing lesson taken from this book can be found in the way that Hoban employs his cast of wind-up toys to advocate the importance of the family unit. The story begins with the family together, but it is divided and they go out in separate directions. The father mouse and his child have different views on what to do after the break up of the family....   [tags: American Literature] 373 words
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Abuse of Power - Jenny Holzer verifies in one of her truisms that “abuse of power comes as no surprise”. She is trying to affirm to the readers that when leaders get authority in their hands, it will come no surprise seeing their rulers abuse their power. Holzer is trying to imply that people essentially know beforehand that once leaders have the clout, they will certainly exploit it. She is uttering that that it will not be something new if a leader is spot abusing the powers granted to him. The reader might disagree with Holzer’s statement because if the people knew that their leader will eventually misuse their powers then they would not give him those powers....   [tags: World War II] 943 words
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Myths and Religion - When this word “myth” is used, the term is usually related to a fable, invention or a fiction story. Over the years, many scholars started approaching the study of myth differently. These scholars have approach myths in a way their meaning was traditionally regarded. In many traditions these myth are true stories and never refer to as false stories. ( http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/grecoromanmyth1/a/whatismyth.htm ) In many of tradition, a myth carries within it a sense of sacred tradition and primordial relation....   [tags: Religion]
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Deceiving is Believing - Deceiving is Believing You come through the door to find a look in your friend's eyes, the truth is out. All this time, all those lies; all of it just to make sure that they would not find out, all so they would not develop that shameful look in their eyes. As you walk further into the room, you realize that there was no way to reverse all that has happened, knowing that there was no way to change the one fact that remained, the fact that you lied. Everybody lies, all the time, whether it is rooted from good or bad intentions....   [tags: Relationships] 1030 words
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Theories of Mythology - Theories of Mythology The definition of mythology is derived from the word “myth”. The word itself is developed from the Greek word “mythos”, which means sagas, legend, or fable. The word “myth” is a chronicle that seeks to prove the world around us and is passed down from generation to generation (Lincoln, 1999). It is the nature of humans to marvel about the unknown and explain the unaccountable. It is also the desire for knowing that has inspired humans to fabricate amazing stories of his descent....   [tags: Mythology]
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The Rocking-Horse Winner - D. H. Lawrence’s fable of materialism, affluence and a broken mother/son bond echoes greedy transgression. His writings are well-known for delving into human nature and he does an excellent job demonstrating the trait of materialism, morally questioning the value of love versus the hazard of greed. This upper-class family is shattered by avarice; their eventual downfall comes, despite the overwhelming effort of keeping up appearances. The mother’s misplaced affection for her children illustrates the negative results that wealth, destiny, and lack of love will produce -- the dehumanization of society as a whole....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1137 words
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Dress and Fashion - Dress and fashion can be used not only to symbolize culture, religion or spirituality, but it can also be used as a tool of oppression as well as liberation. For many people, dress is an expression of personality, faith, choice and identity. It can also deeply affect one’s spiritual self and help connect the wearer to her inward self. Marco Pallis describes the significance and meaningfulness between dress and spiritual identity and how, according to him, clothing ranks among the most important but least analyzed sites of colonization....   [tags: Psychology, Expressions and Thoughts] 1762 words
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Grapes of Wrath - Many critics have argued the Christian symbolism in the Grapes of Wrath many times. What they haven’t looked at in the formalist perspective is that Steinbeck didn’t want us to only see the Christian meaning in the book but also the spiritual meanings too. Anyone can point out the connections to Grapes of Wrath and the Bible but John Steinbeck didn’t want us to only see those, he wanted to take us on a spiritual journey to be able to come to the realization that Christianity is not only about going through the motions like going to church, praying, and reading the Bible, but it is okay to think and question to start a fire within us like Tom Joad finds at the end of the book before he leaves...   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Steinbeck ] 2667 words
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Picture Book Analysis - Picture books are commonly used when reading to children in elementary school. Illustrations throughout picture books help children to visualize and understand the context of the stories. Yet, sometimes these illustrations and underlying themes may not portray an accurate or authentic perspective on the characters of the story. This can often be the case when labeling a book multicultural, yet portraying the American or European perspective on the culture, which is why I will be analyzing a book about Native Americans....   [tags: Native Americans, Education] 1701 words
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Animal Farm Articles - In the literary criticism written by William S. Brockington Jr., Brockington discusses the importance of understanding the environment in which George Orwell wrote Animal Farm. It was a turbulent time period after the end of World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. Animal Farm acted as an allegory of the Soviet Union and the animals of the story have a counterpart in history. Although the story is rooted in history, it still has a universal message. Animal Farm deals with the revolution by animals on a poorly run farm....   [tags: Geroge Orwell, Criticism, Analysis] 992 words
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The Rocking-Horse Winner - In one of his last short stories, “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, D. H. Lawrence tells a story about the life of a young boy, Paul, who has the ability to name the winner of any horse race by simply riding on his toy rocking horse. The short story is reminiscent to that of a Fairy Tale. Lawrence's simple style, coupled with elements of the supernatural suggest as much. However, this fable is not your average fairy tale. The text utilizes two reoccurring motifs: the eyes and hardness of the heart, to indicate a symbolic connection between Paul and his mother....   [tags: DH Lawrence, Character Analysis] 1284 words
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The Epistolary Novel - Speaking about literature of the XVII-th century, it is hard to avoid speaking about epistolary novel. Epistolary novel or novel in letters is a kind of novel that is a series of letters to one or more characters of this novel. The letter expresses sincere experiences of heroes, reflected their internal evolution. In the scientific literature epistolary novel is traditionally considered any of the articles on epistolary literature or epistolary form, or in the works on the theory and history of the novel....   [tags: Epistolary Fiction]
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Eros and Psyche - Eros and Psyche is a tragic Greek love tale. It revolves around Betrayal, Deceptions, and Exaggerations. Being retold many times, there are various accounts of the fable-but they all circle around the same heartfelt legend of their love. The saga is about the Greek goddess Venus, who becomes jealous of a mortal female-Psyche- and sent her son-Eros -to do her bidding and make sure that Psyche, would never find love. Everything was fine-until he fell in love with her-drama follows. Psyche was the third daughter of a king who had a kingdom....   [tags: Tragic Greek Love Tale, Literary Analysis]
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Students with ADHD - “Human beings have always told their histories and truths through parable and fable. We are inveterate storytellers,” says filmmaker Beeban Kidron (2012). We, as humans, share our experiences through stories. Young children make up stories to amuse themselves and their parents. Somewhere along the line of traditional schooling, however, storytelling starts to lose its magic for some students. These students, who struggle with the traditional organization and independence of traditional schooling, struggle to write the creative stories they once told as little children....   [tags: Teachers, Education, Schools, Literature Review]
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The Problems Defining Genre - The Problems Defining Genre Genre denotes a systematic way to categorize literature. The term might be considered academic jargon; however, it produces up a set of expectations that allow us to judge literature. These expectations or criteria also allow us to compare with other literature in the same as well as different genres. In spite of these expectations, genre does not dictate a set of rigid rules; in fact, genre is more descriptive than prescriptive. Problems in defining genre often arise because there are frequently sub-genres: romantic comedy might be considered a sub-genre of comedy, revenge tragedy of tragedy and gothic horror of horror....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism] 606 words
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George Orwell's Animal Farm - Pigs walking on two feet, horses and sheep talking. This is how George Orwell satirizes human nature in his classic novel Animal Farm. Animal Farm is an allegory of the Russian Revolution of 1917. The title of the book is also the setting for the action in the novel. The animals in the story decide to have a revolution and take control of the farm from the humans. Soon the story shows us how certain groups move from the original ideals of the revolution to a situation where there is domination by one group and submission by all the others....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 536 words
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Hero Of Animal Farm - During the great struggle that had occurred in this great fable (or novel), many of animals had done a great deed of work. The animals had formed a rebellion (Soon later to be called the Battle of Cowshed) against their heartless and cruel human enemies. With the great knowledge of the pigs and the effort of the rest of the other animals, they had overthrown the humans and replenished the farm into a sufficient stable farm suitable for the animals. They had taken very good care of their farm. Yet out of all the creatures that had now inhabited the farm, only one creature stood out to be the hero (protagonist) of the story....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 682 words
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Symbolism in Animal Farm - Animal Farm has been described as ¨a satire on the Russian revolution¨, as a result, many symbolisms can be found in this book. However, Orwell also associates ¨certain real characters with the characters of the book.¨ This is proved by Snowball and Napoleon, characters which represent Leon Trotsky and Stalin, respectively. However, this are not the only symbolisms. Throughout the novel, we find out that Napoleon is always surrounded and supported by the pigs. Pigs which might represent the communist party, Stalin's friends as well perhaps, as the Duma ( or Russian parliament)....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 566 words
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Language in Animal Farm - Language is a very powerful tool. It is a means of basic communication, and has been around for centuries. Just like any other tool, language can be powerful in a positive or negative way, and can either work to one's advantage or can result in negative effects. Certain words can touch a certain chord inside someone, so they can be easily influenced by the language. A good example of this is George Orwell's Animal Farm, a fable in which a multitude of gullible animals are exploited by a group of power mongering pigs....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 673 words
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Kathleen Norris' Dakota - Kathleen Norris' Dakota Kathleen Norris uses small town society to illustrate a much larger phenomenon that occurs in America: The obstruction of truth in the name of progress and patriotism. Norris makes an example of a small Dakota town, the old families ingrained in local society who act as somewhat of a censorship committee, silently fixing the past's blunders and bad dreams so not to discourage themselves or the younger generation: A good story is one that isn't demanding, that proceeds from A to B, and above all doesn't remind us of the bad times, the cardboard patches we used to wear in our shoes, the failed farms, the way people you love just up and die....   [tags: Kathleen Norris Dakota] 653 words
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Staging Jonson's Volpone - Staging Volpone Jonson's Volpone, or The Fox is almost exactly contemporary with Shakespeare's Othello and contains aspects that some might view as its comic counterpart. Venetian corruption and the insidious influence of a mincing, unscrupulous servant are themes common to both plays. What, though, has this play to communicate to us. Themes of corruption and materialism, resulting in a misanthropic view of the world, might have been telling in seventeenth-century England, but it is of course extremely difficult to construe them as relevant to the world of today.....   [tags: Jonson Volpone] 668 words
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Promethean Myth - Promethean Myth Discuss the relationship between Prometheus and Faustus, paying particular attention to the use of cultural myth. The beautiful fables of the Greeks, being proper creations of the imagination and not of the fancy, are universal verities. What a range of meanings and what perpetual pertinence has the story of Prometheus. Ralph Waldo Emerson. The influence and legacy of the Promethean myth can be traced through history. From Hesiod to Shakespeare, Marlowe to the Coen Brothers, the Promethean motif has been reused and recycled until it holds a distinctly familiar, yet strangely obscure grip on the imagination....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Little Prince - A Fable For Adults -- The Little Prince by Saint-Exupery I guess that among people who have read the book The Little Prince which has an amazing amount of readers around the globe merely second to the Bible, there should be many more grown-ups than children, though the classic tale can be read on many levels and enjoyed by readers of any age. Undoubtedly, it is full of vivid imagery and beautiful illustrations that make it sweet enough for children. However, because of the symbols, metaphors, hidden sentimental atmosphere, especially the tragic ending -- children are used to such sentences as the princess lived happily together with the prince for ever and ever -- and the moral it conveys,...   [tags: essays research papers] 805 words
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Silas Marner - Silas Marner George Eliot the pseudonym of Mary Anne Evans was born in Warwickshire, England in 1819. Eliot was one of the finest realists of Victorian fiction and produced a remarkable range of intellectual novels throughout her life, including the moral fable of Silas Marner. The 19th Century was an extremely patriarchal period, which Mary Anne Evans had to pen her name as George Eliot, otherwise her novels would not be published. George Eliot was a critic of the Victorian society in which she lived, and which she felt remarkably hypocritical in its treatment of her, as an intelligent, freethinking woman, who lived with a man to whom she was not married....   [tags: Papers] 1619 words
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Badr's A Balcony over the Fakihani, Pillars of Salt, by Fadia Faqir, and Al-Atrash's A Woman of Five Seasons - Badr's A Balcony over the Fakihani, Pillars of Salt, by Fadia Faqir, and Al-Atrash's A Woman of Five Seasons Struggles for independence from foreign conquerors, civil tyrants, and the hands of the oppressive have long been the backdrop for life in the Arab World. This struggle is compounded for Arab women, who have the added worries of societal and cultural constraints. The 20th century was a notably gory one, particularly in the Middle East. There have been numerous, almost continuous aggressive confrontations in the region since the dawn of the 20th century, beginning with Ibn Saud?s campaign against the Ottoman Empire (Diller 384) and concluding with the suicide bombings of contemporar...   [tags: Badr Fakihani Faqir Pillars Five Seasons Essays]
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To His Mistress Going to Bed, Good Morrow, Corinna's Going A-Maying, and To His Coy Mistress - Seduction in To His Mistress Going to Bed, Good Morrow, Corinna's Going A- Maying, and To His Coy Mistress Throughout time, one of the greatest challenges mankind has faced is the sexual conquest of womankind. In many cultures today, this challenge has evolved into an intricate courting process that often involves buying the woman flowers, gifts, and meals to persuade her to have sex. Another device that a man might use to seduce a woman is poetry. In the English language, the use of poetry to seduce women may be traced back to the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of the Quest for Enlightenment in Candide and Dream of the Red Chamber - Quest for Enlightenment in Candide and Dream of the Red Chamber      Seventeenth-century Europe saw the end of the Renaissance and ushered in the Neoclassic era. During this period, which is also called the Enlightenment and "The Age of Reason," society advocated rationalism and urged the restraint of emotion. Writers modeled their works after the Greco-Roman satires and picaresque novels. At around the same time in China, the author of Dream of the Red Chamber explores a different kind of enlightenment, whose roots are in religion....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Bretton Woods vs. Protest – Which is More Effective in the Fight Against Global Injustice? - Bretton Woods vs. Protest – Which is More Effective in the Fight Against Global Injustice. The highlight of the anti-globalization movements came in 1999, when protesters lined the streets of Seattle, the location of a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO). A theme had been building, and it seemed to come to a head at Seattle: wherever the WTO, International Monetary Fund (IMF), or World Bank met, protesters would follow. However, things were not all peaceful, loving, and in the best interest of humanity....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Postcolonial Theory and Late Capitalist Criticism Aplied to The Night of the Living Dead Trilogy - Postcolonial Theory and Late Capitalist Criticism Aplied to The Night of the Living Dead Trilogy "Turn and Turn about; in these shadows from whence a new dawn will break, it is you who are the zombies." * Jean-Paul Sartre, Preface to The Wretched of the Earth * It is fitting that Sartre uses the zombie as a metaphor for both the colonized and colonizer. He states in the preface to Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth that European colonizers had relegated natives living in colonial states to the role of zombie....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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British-Chinese Relations in the Nineteenth Century and Alicia Bewicke Little's Novel, A Marriage in China - British-Chinese Relations in the Nineteenth Century and Alicia Bewicke Little's Novel, A Marriage in China The year was 1842, and Britain had just finished a successful military campaign in China, a campaign that also signified a rather humiliating defeat for the Chinese army. The first Opium War reestablished Britain's profitable opium trade routes from India to China, and also established a new mode of British-Chinese relations, one that resulted in British control of the new colony of Hong Kong and semicolonial control over various treaty ports....   [tags: Politics Government]
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