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Inner Beauty in H. Rider Haggard's Novel, She -        In H. Rider Haggard's novel She, two men go in search of an immortal queen with whom they both fall in love. The men, Holly and Leo, are opposites in nearly every way; one is intelligent but physically repulsive, the other handsome but rather slow and boring. From the beginning, they are nicknamed "Beauty and the Beast," and like Beauty and the Beast, Leo is admired by those around him while Holly is rejected and isolated. Between them is Ayesha, or She-who-must-be-obeyed: beautiful but dangerous, intelligent and devoted but destructive, all-powerful but isolated by her power....   [tags: She, by H. Rider Haggard]
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Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines and Forester’s A Passage to India - Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines and Forester’s A Passage to India In British imperial fiction, physical setting or landscape commonly plays a prominent role in the central thematic subject. In these works, landscape goes beyond an objective description of nature and setting to represent “a way of seeing- a way in which some Europeans have represented to themselves and others the world about them and their relationships with it, and through which they have commented on social relations” (Cosgrove xiv)....   [tags: Haggard Solomon's Forester Passage Essays]
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Female Gender Roles in Haggard’s She and Haddawy’s The Arabian Nights - In the novel She and in the stories of The Arabian Nights, both Haggard and Haddawy explore the expanding gender roles of women within the nineteenth century. At a time that focused on the New Woman Question, traditional gender roles were shifted to produce greater rights and responsibilities for women. Both Ayesha, from Haggard’s novel She, and Shahrazad, from Haddawy’s translation of The Arabian Nights, transgress the traditional roles of women as they are being portrayed as strong and educated females, unwilling to yield to men’s commands....   [tags: womne's role, feminism, femme fatale]
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Representation of Women and Femininity in She and Arabian Nights - She written by H Rider Haggard is a novel about two men, Holly and his adoptive son, Leo set out to search for a mysterious queen, Ayesha who killed her lover, Kallikrates. After finding the queen, both of them hopelessly fall in love with her and remain in her control not until she dies. Her beauty is legendary that no man can look up upon her and keep his own will. Arabian Nights is a collection of Arabic short story told by a woman, Shahrazad who willingly to marry her lustful King. The King marries a virgin woman every night and kills them the next day because he is once being cheated by his late wife but not until he is married to Shahrazad....   [tags: H Rider Haggard, arabic short story, equality]
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King Solomons Mines - Henry Rider Haggard sets out to create an epic tale of courage, a breathtaking drama that attempts to capture, within its limits, the universal spirit of adventure. He appeals in particular to the proverbial young male that seeks an audacious inspiration in life by which to model his own. He entices his readers because his motives lie simply in his desire to entertain, to delight, and to enthrall anyone with a prolific imagination. However, this purely entertaining account of an eclectic and adventuresome trio clearly manifests its motives by the simple elimination ambiguity, leaving little or nothing to the whims of infinite interpretation....   [tags: Henry Rider Haggard]
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Analysis of King Solomon's Mines and its Undertone of Sexism - Analysis of King Solomon's Mines and its Undertone of Sexism During the nineteenth century, women were viewed as inferior to men. Men also saw women as prizes as well as possessions. We can see this undertone in the book King Solomon's Mines by H.Rider Haggard. Here, the writer uses Lyn Pykett's essay "Gender, Degeneration, Renovation: Some Contexts of the Modern" as the backbone for the comparison and discussion. As Allen Quartermain and company gets closer and closer to the diamonds, the description of the scenery is very feministic: "For the nipple of the mountain did not rise out of its exact center."(Haggard 101) As someone had pointed out that the map included in the book also has a...   [tags: King Solomon's Mines H. Rider Haggard Essays]
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Hazardous Waste - ... Hazardous waste can be produced by almost anything but a few major hazardous waste producers include “…industries, hospitals, laboratories, and other establishments,” (Haz. Wastes 122). Of all of the producers listed above industries “…are responsible for producing almost 80 percent of hazardous waste in the United States,” (Stenstrup 63-64). Also, in the United States alone there are “…more than 275 million tons (247.5 million metric tons) of hazardous waste produced each year…” (Stenstrup 63)....   [tags: Huber and Stephens, Haggard and Kaufman]
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We Wear The Mask: Our Different Masks - “We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes […]” (Dunbar 249). In the poem “c,” csuggest that many people wear masks that conceal their true identities and emotions. Dunbar believe that hiding one’s true feelings and identity behind masks can become torturous. Many people have different masks that they wear throughout their everyday lives. There are many possible reasons why people wear masks. There are those who wear masks to hide things are seen as socially unacceptable....   [tags: Paul Laurence Dunbar ] 1079 words
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The Civilized and the Primitive: Two Contrasting Perspectives - European writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, permanently captured the cultural attitudes and popular opinions associated with the ideas of civilization and the primitive of their time. The Era of New Imperialism brought culturally polarizing ideas to the forefront of public thought—ideas like the exploitation of primitive peoples for the benefit of civilized Europeans. Several decades later, during the Interwar Period, many ideas of the previous century were challenged, yet many established attitudes remained....   [tags: sigmund freud, civilization, new imperialism]
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Analysis of Keats' Captivating and Dismal Ballad "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" - John Keats is a spell binding poet, who lived a short life of 25 years, but left behind a towering legacy in the Romantic period. His work “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” is an imaginative masterpiece written in 1819, which was near his death in 1821. During the time he wrote the ballad, his brother died of tuberculosis; an ailment that swept over many members of his family, including him. He also became devoted to young woman, Fanny Brawne, but struggled with his continuous meager ownerships. The time of darkness, disease, and depression were close reflected in the ballad, where love and death both reign as did in his personal life....   [tags: La Belle Dame Sans Merci]
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Social Development in the Global South - ... Under an autocratic regime, the repression or weakness of the left, contributes to the lack of universal provision of social entitlements. According to their analysis, “authoritarianism had negative effects on education spending” (H&S 7) while democracy had a strong direct effect on poverty and inequality through investments on education. While democracy to them seems to be the most important factor influencing the provision and expansion of social entitlements, they however, made it clear that ‘long-term’ democracies are better off at providing social benefits (H&S 241) ....   [tags: causes of social entitlements]
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The Language of Male Supremacy in She and The Sign of Four - The Language of Male Supremacy in She and The Sign of Four These days we have to be extremely careful when we write or speak.  In fact, at times it seems as if we must communicate as if tip toeing through a veritable minefield of the dangerous misinterpretations of our words.  Since many words and phrases can be construed or misconstrued as offensive, there is a heightened sensitivity to the use of language.  This is not necessarily a bad thing.  We certainly need to live in world where all people are treated with dignity and respect, and our use of language should reflect this ideal.  Most of us would not intentionally offend a person from a different race, culture, or creed, but...   [tags: She Four] 1335 words
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Sexual Orientation Change Efforts - Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Homosexuality and sexual orientation change efforts have been depicted comically in the 1999 movie, “But I’m a Cheerleader”. Natasha Lyonne plays the sexually confused high school cheerleader, Megan. Everyone, from her football quarterback boyfriend to her conservative Christian parents knows she’s a lesbian; that is, everyone except her. They stage an inter-gay-tion and send her to a reform school for homosexuals. There she discovers why she is gay and how to ‘fix’ her lesbianism....   [tags: homosexuality, cheerleader, lesbain, fix, therapy] 1894 words
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Science as Savior and Destroyer in The Victorian Age - Science as Savior and Destroyer in The Victorian Age         “The Victorian age was first and foremost an age of transition.  The England that   had once been a feudal and agricultural society was transformed into an industrial   democracy” (Mitchell, xiv).  Just about every aspect of Victorian daily life, from   education to cooking to religion and politics, was changing.  “The Victorian age in English   Literature is known for its earnest obedience to a moralistic and highly structured social code of   conduct; however, in the last decade of the 19th century this order began to be questioned”  (It is   my Duty).  In celebration of  industrial achievements...   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]
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Overview of Microexpressions - Have you ever watched someone while they speak to you or someone else. Did you notice anything about the way they stand, the pitch of their voice, or the expressions on their face. If you have, you have been viewing body language or microexpressions. Body language is a form of nonverbal communication involving gestures that are made consciously or unconsciously. (Navarro) Microexpressions are very brief facial expressions that last anywhere from one twenty-fifth to one fifteenth of a second whereas a normal facial expression lasts from one half of a second to four seconds....   [tags: communication, body language]
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The Protagonist’s Quest in The Hobbit and The Last Unicorn - When you look at various genres of literature, the one binding theme that they all have is the sense of a journey or quest. The protagonist goes through a mental and emotional journey where they rediscover themselves, or an epic quest filled with adventure and high-paced action. Often times, we see both attributes used by the author. The quest is highly significant throughout the story as it creates change in the main character. Through reading both “The Hobbit” by JRR Tolkien and “The Last Unicorn” by Peter S Beagle, I discovered that while both had very different plotlines, the journey that the Unicorn and Bilbo shared were vastly similar in many ways....   [tags: JRR Tolkien, Peter S Beagle]
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Symbolism in "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" - Keat’s poem “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” is a dream-like journey symbolizing love as a cycle of life and death, in contrast to an idealism of eternal love. The theme of this ballad presents in imagery of haggard faces, and knights of old. A daydream on a hillside reflects on symbols of past experience, and the commonality of love’s experience. An indictment of women as a source of suffering exists here. Symbolism incorporated throughout the poem gives clues as to the true theme of this work: the acceptance of love’s ideals and its reality and mortality....   [tags: Poetry]
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Escaping to Discover the Truth in Africa - A land baked by the equatorial sun, blasted by the winds of the Mediterranean stirring the grains of Sahara sands, rainforests by which one can naught but tell where the moisture is coming from, mountains high in the east with snow covered glaciers, plains that surpass the steppes of Asia and the plains of North America, and coastal paradises where the sea winds wash gently upon the shore: Africa. A land shrouded in the mists of time protected on the north by the vast Sahara Desert; a desert that blinded the early scholars’ eyes to the magnificent wonder and beauty that is the second largest land mass on this third rock from the sun....   [tags: deserts, slaves, disease]
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Music: Western Swing in Texas in 1930 - Short Essay: Even though the Great Depression was a time of suffering economically, it was also a time for creativity in country music. Wester swing appeared in Texas in the 1930s and quickly spread to other states. The exciting new sound appealed to many teens in the 1920s. By the 1930s they had taken the reels, waltzes, fiddle breakdowns, and other styles they had learned from their elders and combined them with blues, rags, jazz, swing, and pop to create a remarkably diverse and dynamic new sound that would come to be known as Western swing (Hartman, 144)....   [tags: country music, western music] 437 words
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Country Music and Southern Voters - Since the rise of the “Silent Majority” of conservatives to the forefront of American politics in the Reagan era, the overall themes of country music have changed to the patriotic and conservative messages heard today in the genre. The first real instance found of country music going hand in hand with politics goes back to the 1964 presidential election where then democratic candidate George Wallace used the song “Stand By Your Man” by Tammy Wynette to gain support of the southern voters At the time the political landscape of the south was heavily fragmented, and not yet united as it would become during the Nixon and Reagan years....   [tags: Politics]
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The Tragedy of North Korea - Rogue states under dictatorial rule threaten the fragile peace, which exists in our modern world. Constantly as a society Americans have always fought against these said foes. However all too often we pass a blind eye to the humanity of the enemies’ civilian populations. For more often than not, those who live within these systems are chronically oppressed. The nation of North Korea is no exception, with “Bing-brother always watching.” The government in North Korea pervades all aspects of life. Hunger is a problem worldwide....   [tags: North Korea Essays]
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Two Point Discrimination Test - In this lab we apply the technique known as a two point discrimination test. This test will allow us to determine which regions of the skin are best able to discriminate between two simultaneous sensory impulses. According to (Haggard et al. 2007), tactile discrimination depends on the size of the receptive fields located on the somatosensory neurons. However receptive fields for other types of sensations are located elsewhere. For vision we find that the receptive fields are located inside the visual cortex, and for hearing we find receptive fields in the auditory cortex....   [tags: Lab Analysis] 762 words
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Comparing the Impact of Darwin on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and She - The Impact of Darwin on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and She Who Must Be Obeyed      Imagine what would happen if everything you believed to be true was suddenly challenged.  How would you feel if the solid rock bottom of your religious and cultural beliefs turned into a slippery slope of doubt?  Such was the dilemma the Victorians faced with the publication of Darwin's Origin of the Species.    The questioning of man's origin in the form of evolution and survival of the fittest brought an uneasy feeling as to man's place within the hierarchy of the universe.  Darwin's theory that mankind was evolved from apes and not created by a divine being shocked civilized society.  The comparisons...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Othello: Metaphor and Contrast in Lines 299-318 in Act III, Scene iii - Metaphor and Contrast in Lines 299-318 in Act III, Scene iii of Othello Othello’s feelings toward Desdemona are vacillating. He loathes her for her infidelity and, at the same time, he is devoted to the faithful Desdemona he once knew. These conflicting emotions are developed using a mixture of metaphor and contrast. This fellow's of exceeding honesty And knows all (qualities) with a learned spirit Of human dealings. If I do prove her haggard, Thoguht that her jesses were my dear heartstrings, I'd whistle her off and let her down the wind To prey at fortune....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello] 743 words
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Honest Betrayal in Othello - Honest Betrayal in Othello Iago's honest betrayal has left Othello pondering over Desdemona's faithfulness. Believing the words of his most honest ancient, Othello gullibly succumbs to his insinuations of his wife, Desdemona, as being unfaithful. Through Othello's soliloquy, he is not the self-confident General formerly portrayed as. Instead, his indecision over his wife's infidelity has caused him to explore his flaws as a human being, showing signs of appearance versus reality. Othello Citation: This fellow's of exceeding honesty, And knows all qualities, with a learned spirit, Of human dealings....   [tags: Othello Essays] 944 words
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How Does the Use of Setting and Imagery Affect the Reader's Understanding of Dr. Jekll and Mr Hide? - Introduction Robert Louis Stephenson's masterpiece, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) symbolizes Hyde as a representative of the specific Victorian anxieties. He is seen as the ugly, deformed, apelike, but also reflecting Victorian fears about Darwinian evolution theories of humanity's deform from ape, and fears the newly enfranchised working classes. This essay will explore the function of the narrative which helps the readers to perceive the meaning of the narrative. It will do so in terms of the point of view, narrative voice as well as the structure of the narrative....   [tags: European Literature] 1200 words
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Theme of Beauty in La Belle Dame Sans Merci - In the poem “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” by John Keats, the main theme is the idea that beauty is only skin deep and can be an extremely painful emotional experience. The title loosely translates into “the beautiful woman with no mercy”. As we read the poem it becomes clear that the knight had his feelings shattered by this woman on his steed. Keats uses a number of different language techniques to make the poem effective. The first is dividing the poem into two parts through the use of 2 speakers....   [tags: John Keats] 477 words
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The Physical Atmosphere in Faulkner’s Dry September - The Physical Atmosphere in Faulkner’s Dry September An anonymous patron in the barbershop at the beginning of “Dry September” makes one of the key statements in the short story: “It’s this durn weather. . . It’s enough to make a man do anything” (170). The patron sees the heat and drought as having possibly driven a black man to attack or offend a white woman. The idea that the weather has an effect on the townspeople is echoed at the end of the story when McLendon’s wife says, “I couldn’t sleep....   [tags: Faulkner’s Dry September Essays] 468 words
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Free Soliloquies Essay - Othello’s Soliloquy - Analysis of Othello’s Soliloquy During Othello’s soliloquy in Scene 3, ll. 299-318, Shakespeare uses the literary devices of imagery, symbolism, and antithesis to develop the state of mind of Othello during this strenuous time in his life. Othello, who seems to intrinsically believe that as a public figure he is fated to be unsuccessful at marriage, is torn between his love for Desdemona and the possibility that she is having an affair with Michael Cassio. This particular passage comes at a juncture after he denies that this could be true, and before he is finally convinced of his wife's infidelity....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello] 445 words
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Comparing the Themes of Love in Lord Byron's “She Walks in Beauty” and Keats' Poem, “La Belle Dame sans Merci” - There are many different themes that can be used to make a poem both successful and memorable. Such is that of the universal theme of love. This theme can be developed throughout a poem through an authors use of form and content. “She Walks in Beauty,” by George Gordon, Lord Byron, is a poem that contains an intriguing form with captivating content. Lord Byron, a nineteenth-century poet, writes this poem through the use of similes and metaphors to describe a beautiful woman. His patterns and rhyme scheme enthrall the reader into the poem....   [tags: She Walks in Beauty, La Belle Dame sans Merci] 929 words
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Carol Travis and Elliot Aronson's Book Review: Justifying our Actions - Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson have written a book that many people may find difficult to read. Why. Because it is like holding a mirror in front of one’s own face and looking into it. The book is about something most, if not all of us, have done: Justified our actions or words no matter how wrong they were. As Tavris and Aronson (2007) wrote in their book, “. . . most of us find it difficult, if not impossible to say, ‘I was wrong; I made a terrible mistake.’ The higher the stakes – emotional, financial, moral – the greater the difficulty.” Why is it so difficult for us to admit that we’re wrong....   [tags: self justification, hipocrisy, dissonance theory]
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Types of Democratic Governmental Systems: Presidencial and Parliamentary Systems - For many years, politicians have argued about the preferences of two types of democratic governmental systems, presidential systems and parliamentary systems. Firstly this paper will give a brief theoretical background and then analyse the merits and demerits of both systems, and will conclude that the presidential system functions as a more effective and desirable governmental system. Political researchers such as Juan Linz, Arend Lijphart, Stephan Haggard, and Matthew McCubbins, have argued that parliamentary systems are more effective, and they lead to a more stable democracy....   [tags: comparative analysis, votes, aristotle] 1260 words
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Owen's Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori - Through the use of poetry, we are able to powerfully discuss an idea or opinion about certain topics that could not be so eloquently conveyed through other literary media. Wilfred Owen was both a Soldier Poet during WWI. He was a man firmly against the idea of sending young boys off to war with the promise of glory. His views of war and the gruesome reality that it is, is deeply rooted within this poem and emphasized though the use of vivid imagery, persuasive similes and carefully constructed figurative language....   [tags: Poetry Analysis War]
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North Korea Has No Ambition for Nuclear Proliferation - There has been an increase in the support of taking forceful actions towards North Korea which has seemed to be unpredictable in its steps and decision taken especially in terms of security. It has maintained its stand on the nuclear arsenal and other programs associated to it, creating a threat to the security of the whole region and the whole in general (Kim, 2002 pg.6). It has also refused to involve itself in any form of negotiation making the other nations abandon further negotiations and are determined to take some forceful action against it....   [tags: global issues, north korea]
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Pop Culture and Paganism: A Mutation of Truth - Hollywood, the name alone sparks the interest of the public and invokes dreams of being famous in even the most humble soul. It temps us, influences us and whether we would like to admit it or not plays a role in our way of thinking. It plays a key role in Pop Culture and through movies, TV, radio and the ever expanding wave of magazines, Pop Culture and its influence seems to flow over the world like a great wave of information. One of the strongest areas that seem to be affected by this undeniable influence is the way in which we perceive other people, particularly people of other faiths....   [tags: stereotypes, witches]
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