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Wagner: The Artist and Reformer - Wagner: The Artist and Reformer Born in 1813 in Leipzig, Germany, Richard (Wilhelm) Wagner was destine to work in the arts. His father died while Wagner was still an infant and his mother, an actress, remarried Ludwig Geyer, an actor, singer, author, portrait painter, and an old friend of her late husband (Henderson, 1923, 3). Wagner would go on to become one of the key figures in the development of the opera. Through his reform, Wagner was largely responsible for altering the course of the opera in the Nineteenth Century....   [tags: European History] 1005 words
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Analysis of "A Poison Tree" - In his work, Songs of Innocence and Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul, William Blake uses the aforementioned contrasting states of being to illustrate his unique view of the world around him. Through this work, Blake lays bare his soulful views of religion and ethics, daring the reader to continue on in their narcissistic attitudes and self-serving politics. While Blake's work had countless themes, some of the most prevalent were religious reform, social change, and morality....   [tags: Poetry] 1373 words
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The Constitutional Monarchy in Britain - The Constitutional Monarchy in Britain Royalists versus republicans; It is an age old debate and one that perhaps will never be solved, however I will attempt to untangle the arguments and make my own mind up. Many say that the monarchy is outdated and it is true to say that the world into which the Queen Mother was born did not have aeroplanes, computers or nuclear missiles. In the 100 years of her life, there have been two world wars and The British Empire, which once ruled the world, has now been reduced to a few islands in the Pacific and the Caribbean....   [tags: Papers] 883 words
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An Interpretation of Frost's Birches - An Interpretation of Frost's Birches After reading this poem, I believe that it can be divided into three specific parts. The scientific explanation for the appearance of birches, Frost's boyhood fanatasy about their appearance, and his present day interpretation of their appearance. In the first section, Frost explains the birches appearances scientifically. He implys that natural phenomenons make the branches of the birch trees sway. He explains that ice storms, which is a characteristic of New England weather, can accumulate on the branches and cause them to become heavy and bending....   [tags: Papers] 626 words
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Plague - Bacillus Yersinia Pestis - Identification and Prevention of What Makes Life “Nasty, Brutish, and Short” Plague is caused by the bacterium bacillus Yersinia pestis, and is carried by rodents, fleas, and mammals. Plague takes three forms: bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. Bubonic plague affects the lymph glands, while the pneumonic and septicemic forms affect the lungs and the blood. Today, plague can be prevented by antibiotics and strict public health measures. Three methods of controlling carriers involve sanitizing the environment, educating the public on how to prevent exposure, and using prophylactic antibiotics....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease Plague]
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Briar Rose by Jane Yolen - Jane Yolen's use of structure in the novel Briar Rose is very clever. Her use of allegory and the technique of parallel narrative is very effective in conveying her story which she delivers in a superb fashion. Elements of the story are reveled at specific times to tie in with the theme of growth and development both personal and historical. The use of allegory drives the story along. It is a constant reminder of The Holocaust to ensure the reader is not too captivated by the fairy tale element of the novel....   [tags: Yolen Novel Review Analysis Holocaust] 975 words
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I Am a Ponarvian - I Am a Ponarvian Some of you have already scoured the dictionary in vain for a definition of the word "Ponarvian." One of my greatest ambitions is to get this word safely into Websters where it belongs. Until that happy time, the following definition will have to do: PONARV (PO narv) n. [acronym] A project of no apparent redeeming value. Hence, Ponarvian: one who pursues such projects. It is my contention that not some, but MOST of the greatest human triumphs in art, science, and technology have their root in the humble ponarv....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1420 words
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William Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy - William Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy The mere name Faulkner often strikes fear into the hearts of readers of American literature.  His constant variation in his prose style and sentences has baffled minds for nearly eight decades.  Long sentences, which sometimes run for pages without punctuation of any sort, are his trademarks; he tried to express each idea to the fullest in his sentences.  Oftentimes, the sheer difficulty encountered when reading his literature has turned many a reader away.  Somehow, despite this, William Faulkner has been recognized as one of the greatest American writers of the Twentieth Century.  He won the Pulitzer Prize for two of his novels, A Fable (1924), and The R...   [tags: Faulkner Snopes Trilogy Essays]
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Censorship - Banning Books - Literature has long been an important part of human life. We express our feelings with ink and paper; we spill out our souls on dried wood pulp. Writing has been form of release and enjoyment since the beginning of written language. You can tell a story, make yourself a hero. You can live out all your fantasies. You can explore all of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and share them with the outside world. But just because you can write, don't think you are uninhibited. It doesn't matter who you are....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2104 words
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Communication in American Literature - American literature has changed since the industrial revolution. As a child matures into an adult, so has American literature grown to include the problems faced in reality. The word “fiction” transformed from the fairy tales of romanticism to the reality of realism in America. Authors such as: Clemens, Howells, Chopin, Eliot, Faulkner, and Anderson have all assisted the move from dreams to reality. Dramatists O’neill and Miller have written plays that have changed the way social circumstances are viewed by Americans....   [tags: Functions of Communication]
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The Rite Of Manhood - The Rite Of Manhood At some point in childhood, most people consider running away, most for a few days but, in some cases, forever. Many causes influence a child to run away, including fights, abuse, and unhappiness. In All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, two boys run away into the Wild West to find a life you can only read about. Though they can never find this perfect place, the journey itself is extraordinary. The reader is taken on a ride that entails danger, love, and, ultimately, self discovery....   [tags: All the Pretty Horses Maturity Essays] 1343 words
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War and Peaceful Fables - War and Peaceful Fables War stories, fantasy stories, sci-fi and simplistic fable stories, the list trails on like fans behind a famous actor. From books or movies to computer games and music videos, the element of story penetrates a broad array of interests; the public longs for engaging stories and seeks them in any form they can. Keeping this in mind, please do not be shocked when I state that gruesome war stories and simple fables are, in principle, one in the same. Of course, I dont deny that one form of story may be more preferable for readers....   [tags: Stories War Peace Essays]
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Native Peoples of Canada - Native Peoples of Canada The Indian does not exist. It is an imaginary figure, according to Daniel Francis (The Imaginary Indian), invented by Europeans that originated in Columbus's mistake, as he believed he had landed in the East Indies, and developed into fantasy. "Through the prism of white hopes, fears and prejudices, indigenous Americans would be seen to have lost contact with reality and to have become 'Indians'; that is anything non-Natives wanted them to be," (5). Thus they were attributed a wide range of conflicting characteristics, simultaneously seen as noble savages, full of stoicism, the last representatives of a dying race and blood-thirsty warriors, void of emotio...   [tags: History Historical natives Essays]
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George Orwell's Animal Farm - Animal Farm George Orwell 4-19-02 Book Review # Plot Summary George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a political satire of a totalitarian society ruled by a mighty dictatorship, in all probability a fable for the events surrounding the Russian Revolution of 1917. The animals of “Manor Farm” overthrow their human master after a long history of mistreatment. Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work, only with more pride, knowing that they are working for themselves, as opposed to working for humans....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 691 words
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Brave New World Introduction - BRAVE NEW WORLD Introduction This novel was written by Aldous Huxley in 1932. It is a fable about a world state in the 7th century A.F. (after Ford), where social stability is based on a scientific caste system. Human beings, graded from highest intellectuals to lowest manual workers, hatched from incubators and brought up in communal nurseries, learn by methodical conditioning to accept they social destiny. The action of the story develops round Bernard Marx, and an unorthodox and therefore unhappy alpha- plus ( something had presumably gone wrong with his antenatal treatment), who vivits a new Mexican Reservetion and brings a savage back to London....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Holocaust Denial and Distortion - “One is astonished in the study of history at the recurrence of the idea that evil must be forgotten, distorted, skimmed over. The difficulty, of course, with this philosophy is that history loses its value as an incentive and example; it paints perfect men and noble nations, but it does not tell the truth.” -W.E.B Du Bois, Black Reconstruction, 1935 As early as age thirteen, we start learning about the Holocaust in classrooms and in textbooks. We learn that in the 1940s, the German Nazi party (led by Adolph Hitler) intentionally performed a mass genocide in order to try to breed a perfect population of human beings....   [tags: Holocaust Denial Essays] 2232 words
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Mythology in the World -      How did the world begin. Have you ever wondered this most likely yes. Everyone has been asking this question for millions of years. The explanation of this is called Mythology. By looking at What Mythology is, the categories of Mythology, the regions of major myths, some of the key players of myths, and finally the similarities of the cultures. With that I will start my paper and by the end of it you will have a more in depth knowledge of Mythology.      Mythology meaning the study of Myths....   [tags: essays research papers] 2070 words
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Two Brands of Nihilism - Two Brands of Nihilism As philosopher and poet Nietzsche's work is not easily conformable to the traditional schools of thought within philosophy. However, an unmistakable concern with the role of religion and values penetrates much of his work. Contrary to the tradition before him, Nietzsche launches vicious diatribes against Christianity and the dualistic philosophies he finds essentially life denying. Despite his early tutelage under the influence of Schopenhauer's philosophy, Nietzsche later philosophy indicates a refusal to cast existence as embroiled in pessimism but, instead, as that which should be affirmed, even in the face of bad fortune....   [tags: Nietzsche Nihilism Philosophy Essays] 1528 words
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George Eliot's Silas Marner - George Eliot's ‘Silas Marner’ The novel, ‘Silas Marner,’ is considered to be a moral fable. The author, George Eliot placed parental responsibility as one of the book’s main themes. She writes of two different parenting styles, along with the happiness and responsibilities that come with this through two characters, Silas Marner and Godfrey Cass. At the beginning of the narrative the character, Silas Marner, is a completely different person from the one he was later to become. The book starts by explaining how Silas Marner left his original home- ‘Marner had departed from the town,’ because of a false accusation that his best friend had made about him....   [tags: George Eliot Silas Marner essays] 2856 words
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Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus - From the outset of Marlowe's play 'Doctor Faustus,' it is clear that Faustus is a man who is unwilling to accept the limitations of human knowledge. In seeking to become more than a man, with no regard for the spiritual consequences, he becomes an example to the religious audience of Marlowe's time of what happens when a man pursues knowledge undeterred by moral boundaries. From the outset of the play, Faustus appears to be driven by his thirst for knowledge. The chorus introduces him as 'glutted…with learning's golden gifts,' and led by his desire to further expand his knowledge he 'surfeits upon cursed necromancy.' Here, I noticed that imagery connected with food and overindulgence is us...   [tags: The Life and Death of Doctor Faustus] 1681 words
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Mephistophilis in Marlowe’s Faustus - Mephistophilis in Marlowe’s Faustus Mephistophilis is a striking central character in the play ‘Doctor Faustus’, written by Christopher Marlowe in the late sixteenth century. His role in this flamboyant yet tragic play is ultimately to aid Faustus’ downfall from renowned scholar to foolhardy prey of Lucifer. However, Mephistophilis’ motives are perceptibly ambiguous throughout ‘Doctor Faustus’; he seemingly alternates between a typically gleeful medieval devil, and a romantically suffering fallen angel....   [tags: Marlowe Faustus Essays]
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Machiavelli and his Teachings - In 1512, the Medicis came to power in Florence, Italy, and they expelled or murdered everyone they considered an enemy. Among their supposed enemies was a well-read and well-traveled Florentine official named Niccolo Machiavelli, who was arrested and tortured for the crime of conspiring against the Medicis. The evidence against him was weak, and he was eventually released, but he did not return to his job in government. Instead, he retired to his home in the country and turned his attention to writing....   [tags: World History] 1148 words
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Emerson as a Poet - The American literature of the nineteenth century is characterised by a spirit of Romanticism. The years, from 1828 to 1865, from the Jacksosian era to the Civil War is called "the American Romantic Period." It was the era of the blossoming of a "distinctively American literature" (Abrams, page 206). Also known as the American Renaissance, this period was marked by eminent writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The age produced works of originality and excellence in all literary genres (except drama) not exceeded in quality by later American literature....   [tags: Poetry] 1409 words
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The Wife of Bath - The Wife of Bath The Wife of Bath is the tale of an independent and headstrong woman. She strongly believes in the worth of every woman and that women should be dominant in their marriages. The Wife of Bath also directly speaks against strict religious claims for chastity and monogamy, using Biblical examples. These examples include Solomon to show that the Bible does not openly condemn all expressions of sexuality, even outside of marriage. The major characters of the Tale of the Wife of Bath are the old crone and Jankin (one of King Arthur's knights)....   [tags: Papers] 600 words
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Biography of Gunter Grass - Biography of Gunter Grass *No Works Cited Gunter Grass is a German poet, novelist, playwright, sculptor, and printmaker. Grass describes himself as a "Spataufklarer", a belated apostle of enlightenment in an era that has grown tired of reason ("Gunter"). He was born in Danzig, Germany (currently Gdansk, Germany) on October 16, 1927. Grass wrote his first unpublished novel when he was only thirteen. Like many teenagers during World War II, Grass was a member of the Hitler Youth. He served under Luftwaffe when he was drafted at age sixteen....   [tags: Papers] 701 words
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Arthur Miller's The Crucible - Arthur Miller's The Crucible The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a thought provoking tale of the madness of the Salem witch trials. There are many theories as to why the witch trials came about, the most popular of which is the girls' suppressed childhoods, which led them to rebel against the society they lived in. However, there were other factors, such as Abigail Williams' affair with John Proctor, who was a married, well respected farmer of Salem; the secret grudges that neighbours held against each other, and the physical and economic differences between the citizens of Salem Village....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 1498 words
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Women in Pre-1914 Prose - Women in Pre-1914 Prose I am going to show different aspects of women as them being victims, villains and heroes, all throughout the stories. Writers in the 19th Century were writing to a small portion of the audience, as few of them during the time were literate. 19th Century stories were published for many different reasons from today. They wrote to be famous and wrote to make money; these are the same reasons as writing today. But keeping in mind, unlike today, where entertainment is the main factor....   [tags: Papers] 1454 words
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Plato’s Theory of Forms - Plato’s Theory of Forms Plato, one of the greatest philosophers of all time, has had a profound effect on subsequent ages. He was born into an aristocratic Athenian family in about 428 BCE, and his are the earliest writings of philosophical findings that have been recorded. However Plato not only recorded his own findings, but those of his teacher, Socrates. Socrates, a man who was known by the Grecians to be a ‘hornet’, forever hovering around, standing up to things, questioning everything and generally being a busybody, was not seen like that in the eyes of Plato....   [tags: Papers] 1443 words
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Animal Farm - Essay - The book Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, is a satire the Russian Revolution from 1917 to 1953. Its intent was to criticize Stalin and Stalinism. It is an allegorical fable, in which animals resemble the Bolshevik party members. Napoleon and Snowball (the leading pigs) represent Stalin and Lenin respectively. After a speech from Old Major (an old pig, which stated Man was evil and in the future all animals would be free), the animals start a Revolution on Manor Farm. They overthrow the owner; Mr....   [tags: George Orwell] 1147 words
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Zapp! by William Byham - "Zapp!", by William Byham shows a positive method to change employee's work morale and self confidence for the better. The story is a contemporary fable that shows what supervisors, managers, and organizations must do to create and maintain an empowered workforce. The steps are easy to follow and can be applied to any workplace. The beginning of the story presents us with a typical situation. The self-esteem and moral of the workforce is very low. Employees just care about showing up, doing the minimum they have to do to get by, and get paid at the end of the week....   [tags: Zapp William Byham] 994 words
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Learning From Two Women - I consider myself as a young woman on my late 20’s and always making fun of my “old” husband who is in his early 30’s. But trying to remember how I learned to read and write makes me feel older than him, because it is hard to focus on a single event that could have changed my perspective about reading and writing. The first time that I thought about how I learn to read, it came to my mind images of my grandmother and my mother reading me bedtime stories before I fell asleep. My passion about books and interesting magazines came from my grandmother stories and was reinforced by my mother’s encourage to read....   [tags: Personal Narrative Reading Learning] 974 words
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Adolescent Pregnancy - Abstract Adolescent marks the transition from childhood to adulthood, which is filled with a period of opportunities, challenges, changes, skills, pressures, and physical, cognitive and psychosocial development. They are faced with peer pressure, physiological and emotional changes, sexual experimentation that increases the risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease. Adolescence pregnancy is common and many of them choose to keep their babies, which are reflected in the increased number of birth rates in Hispanic population....   [tags: Adolescent Sexual Behavior]
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Epic Theater - Social change is defined as an ‘alteration in the basic structures of a social group or society’. Social change occurs when a group of people change their minds and beliefs on what is socially acceptable, this is usually due to an event or change in public opinion. Brecht’s epic theatre can be used as a vehicle for social change as it is used to convey a message to the audience. Bertolt Brecht was born on the 10th of February 1898 in Augsburg, Germany. As a child he was unpopular, with outspoken views, which were thought to be beyond his years of knowledge....   [tags: Theater ] 1020 words
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Vampire Stories - In Dead Until Dark, Vampires seem to be attracted to the Bon Temps area because it is a place where they are acknowledged and protected. In Twilight, vampires are more of a fable; however, they still blend with human beings and only a select few know that they exist. Dead until Dark and Twilight are two suspenseful, romantic novels that is about a young girl who falls in love with a dangerous vampire. Bella and Edward’s relationship shows similar characteristics to that of Sookie and Bills. In Twilight, Bella and Edward gives the impression that they have a healthier relationship than Sookie and Bill....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1073 words
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Fiction Essay - Fiction Essay Fiction stories are those stories not true or factual and are created by the author. These stories are imagined by the author and narrated to the reader. The reader has the opportunity to add their own imagination to the story to make the reading even more enjoyable. Fiction relies on the imagination of the author and the imagination of the reader along with the elements of fiction. Fiction readings are in the form of realistic and non-realistic. When discussing these two types of fiction readings two stories come to mind....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Awakening - Kate Chopin wrote for a reason and with a sense of passion and desire. She lived the way she wanted to and wrote what she felt, thought, and wanted to say. Kate wrote for many years and her popularity was extreme until critical disapproval of her novel, The Awakening, a story that portrayed women’s desires of independence and control of their own sexuality. Most men condemned this story, while women applauded her for it. Kate wrote with a sense of realism and naturalism and she created a voice that is unique and unmatched....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Kate Chopin] 1558 words
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Magical Realism - Each of us human is alone in our hearts. It is the only place that we are afraid of letting anybody in. We rarely break through the ultimate solitude, but only to reach out to the miracles beyond our world of living, to find out that the strength of love and hope have not abandoned us. Writing about the spectacularity event of life, Marquez could not help stepping in between the magical world and the reality to tell us a tale about “The handsomest drowned man in the world”- the tale of a coastal village interrupted by a man washed up to the shore....   [tags: Spanish American Literature, Marquez] 808 words
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Bela Bartok - Bela Bartok, [was] a Hungarian composer who is considered one of the most important musicians of the twentieth century. Bartok synthesized the Hungarian pattern of music and other folk music that he studied. Bartok realized what was being distributed as Hungarian music was actually music of Gypies or Roma. Bartok was determined to search high and low of his native country to collect Hungarian songs before they became extinct. Bartok synthesized the Hungarian pattern of music and other folk music throughout his career, to make his own individual style. Bartok was born in Nagyszentmiklos Hungry, which is now Sinnicolau Mare Romania in 1881....   [tags: composer, music, Hungarian folk music]
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Brothers Grimm - When the word “fairytale” is mentioned, nearly everyone thinks of light-hearted stories with friendly characters and happy endings. However, these are not the ideas that classic fairytales originally sparked. In fact, numerous modern Disney movies were based off stories that were not so sugar coated. In the 19th century, the Brothers Grimm were responsible for multiple of these popular children’s tales. The Disney remakes of classic fairytales such as Cinderella, Tangled, and Snow White exclude the dark, twisted themes that are significant in the Brothers Grimm fairytales, because society tendencies continue to evolve toward sheltering and overprotecting young children....   [tags: fairytales, Disney, feminism, Cinderella]
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Animal Farm - Animal Farm written by George Orwell is an animal fable happens in a farm where animals start building a communism society, but end up being totalitarianism, hinting obliquely at the communists in the real world. The gaps between pigs and other common animals, demonstrate the theme that the corruption of power appears when majority is ruled. The intelligence superior allows the pigs placing themselves at a position which is closer to the power and which is more easily to corrupt. The inability to question the authorization makes the other common animals becoming the naïve working class who suffers the corrupting influence of power....   [tags: George Orwell, totalitarianism, corruption]
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Aesop's Fables - Introduction: Fables are great stories that teach lessons about life. There are many great fables that have been written, but for me I never really read any. The little bit I do know about fables are that they use personified animals as characters, and they use them to teach the readers valuable life lessons. Most of the fables that are made today are for children, and they are great for them because they are easy for kids to understand because of the fact that they use animals. But I know that the old fables have been censored because the old ones were a little too graphic for our young ones today....   [tags: literary analysis, stories]
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Aesop's Fables - Introduction:  I chose to research the genre of fables, specifically Aesop’s fables. I only informed of the basics of fables. To be frank with you I don’t even think there is much to know about fables. What is there to know. They contain lessons, animals, and they are short. From time to time people use them in their quotidian day to back up their opinions. Especially authority figures like parents, teachers, and, well I can just think of those two. Personally I believe that “Don’t let things for the last minute” is their favorite one....   [tags: literary analysis, short stories]
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The Infinity Mirror - The Infinity Mirror   "Tularecito" is a myth about truth. Tularicito, just a character of that myth, is the focus for this glossed over fable. Steinbeck draws on this form of genre to present the idea that we are all a part of what happens to others, based upon our nature.   The image presented of Tularecito is that of a demon, an idiot savant, a boy with a gift from God, and that gift's cost. He is a freak, a dangerous misfit, an innocent who does not need the constraints of reality....   [tags: The Infinity Mirror] 715 words
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The Haunted Palace - The Haunted Palace “The Haunted Palace” is one of Edgar Allen Poe’s mysterious and phantasmagoric poems. Written in the same year as “The Devil in the Belfry,” and included in his short story “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Haunted Palace” is another tale of innocence and happiness now corroded with sorrow and madness. It is fairly easy to say that “The Haunted Palace” is a metaphor for Poe’s own ghostly troubled mind, more than it is about a decaying palace. For in 1839, it was found in a book that the main character in “The Fall of the House of Usher” comes across....   [tags: Poe Haunted Palace Essays] 864 words
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Full Fathom Five - Full Fathom Five In Sylvia Plath’s poem, "Full Fathom Five" she describe her father in beautiful and abstract terms which signify aspects to the relatioship Plath had with her father. This poem, along with other works from Sylvia Plath, provide a lot of insight into the type of relationship she might have had with her father. The imagery Plath uses to describe her father is reminiscent of fairy tails and monsters, where the idea she gives me about her father is a larger-than-life character which is made of the sea; huge, with white hair, and beard....   [tags: Full Fathom Five Essays] 727 words
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Uncle Tom's Cabin - Uncle Tom's Cabin Methodological Introduction In writing this essay, I was specifically interested in discovering what was behind the genre protest against Uncle Tom's Cabin. Consequently, the brunt of my research has been historical -- seeking out criticisms of the novel, written immediately or shortly after its publication, that deal with the issue of genre. Although this study is by no means comprehensive, I have attempted to do a general analysis of the specific protests themselves, and then use this analysis as a means to demonstrate the shortcomings and advantages of fiction, specifically as seen in Uncle Tom's Cabin, and how Stowe exploited them to her own purposes....   [tags: Uncle Tom's Cabin Literature Papers]
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Sir John Hawkwood - Sir John Hawkwood English Mercenary 1320-1394 Sir John Hawkwood (1320-1394), also known as Giovanni Acuto, was an English mercenary fighting in Italy during the 1300s. He is considered the first military leader of the modern times. He was a member of the White Company of Englishmen, which was famous for its white armor, and loud harsh war cries. These men were infamous for their night raids. Hawkwood and his men never remained loyal to one side but were always changing sides of the war depending on who paid the most money....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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19th Century Theatre - The nineteenth century was a very important time in plays and playwrights throughout the world. Many playwrights were taking new directions in their plays and there were also many new playwrights taking their chances at writing great plays. Women were starting to make appearances also as playwrights in the theatre. In this paper I’m going to discuss some of the nineteenth century playwrights and what they did. Just as the eighteenth century was coming to an end, there were many political and social events that brought huge changes to the European theatre....   [tags: essays research papers] 822 words
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Another Ernest Hemingway - Many of Ernest Hemingway's books have had different meaning and all could be interpreted in different way, but there has never been so much written about his other stories. Well the Old Man and the Sea had more written about it than any of his other novels and there have never been so many different types of interpretations about his other novels. The Old Man and the Sea is a book in which can be interpreted in many different ways. Here you will read what many critics have composed about the story of a great writer, Ernest Hemingway....   [tags: essays research papers] 1452 words
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The Rocking-Horse Winner - The main themes in “ The Rocking-Horse Winner” are the pursuit of love and luck. Both of the main characters in " The Rocking-Horse Winner", Hester and Paul, are in pursuit of love. First the mother, Hester married for love, and the love faded, she gained children from her marriage, but she could not love them. Nowhere in her life does she find love for anyone but herself. The closest thing to love that comes to her she rejects. That comes in the form of her young son Paul. Her feelings towards her children, especially, Paul, is exemplified when her children are around, she always feels the center of her heart go hard....   [tags: The Rocking-Horse Winner] 633 words
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