Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark, Not Day"
<< Previous  1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
Comparing Violence as a Motif in Stranger and Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea - Violence as a Motif in The Stranger and The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea    In The Stranger by Albert Camus, and The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea by Yukio Mishima, violence is an important motif. This paper will attempt to show how comparisons exists in these books which aids the violence motif. Violence is concluded with murder or multiple murders in the above books. In The Stranger, Meursault, an absurd hero, shoots the Arab five times on the beach. He accounts for the scenario by telling the reader: My whole being tensed and I squeezed my hand around the revolver....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
1530 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
How Shakespeare Makes Us Feel Sympathetic in The Merchant of Venice - How Shakespeare Makes Us Feel Sympathetic in The Merchant of Venice In Shylock’s first speech in Act 1 Scene 3 he begins by saying he hates Christians because they lend money gratis and reduce the rate of usance on loans in Venice. At this point Shylock is more worried about the interest charged on a loan and lends money without interest making Shylock seem like a greedy character at this point. Shylock goes on to say, “If I can catch once upon the hip I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him”....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 646 words
(1.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
How Followers of Islam Feel about the Buildings in Which they Worship and the Worship Itself - How Followers of Islam Feel about the Buildings in Which they Worship and the Worship Itself Islam is a religion taught by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and based on the Quran. It emerged in the 7th Century CE and spread quickly throughout the Arabian Peninsula and in several directions beyond Spain and Morocco in the west and beyond Persia in the east. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the last in the lines of the Prophets, the first being Prophet Adam. History of Islam tells us that God commanded His prophet Abraham to build the first house of worship in Mecca where the Kaaba is now as it is written in the Quran....   [tags: Papers] 690 words
(2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Comparison of Sound of Waves and Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea - Comparison of Sound of Waves and Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea There are many similarities between Yukio Mishima's “The Sound of Waves" and “The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea,” but there are also some important differences. The endings of the two novels seem to oppose each other, however some of the imagery and characters personalities in the novels make them very similar. In “Sailor,” one of the main characters is named Ryuji. He is a sailor, and later a father, and plays a central role in the novel....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 532 words
(1.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Non-conformity in The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea, Medea, and The Stranger - Non-conformity in The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea, Medea, and The Stranger       We are constantly being affected our surroundings. As a result, our attitudes and personalities are a product of our experiences and the various environments in which they occurred . Furthermore, the society we live in presents to us a set of standards, values, and givens that we may or may not agree with. In literature, the society plays a major role in affecting the characters' thoughts and actions. In The Sailor who Fell From Grace with the Sea, The Stranger, and "Medea", the characters are affected by their society, and their actions reflect their conformity (or non-conformity) to it....   [tags: Stranger Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
1788 words
(5.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Yukio Mishima's The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea - Yukio Mishima's The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea In Yukio Mishima’s The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, only three main characters are present – Noboru, a misguided youth; his widowed mother, Fusako; and his mother’s lover, the sailor Ryuji. All other characters exist solely to complement these three key people and to further emphasize their qualities by acting as foils. With only three personalities to develop, Mishima is able to deeply explore the inner workings of the son, the mother, and the sailor....   [tags: Mishima Sailor Grace Sea Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
2185 words
(6.2 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Black Cat by Edgar Alan Poe - ... I not only neglected, but ill-used them ... But my disease grew upon me -- for what disease is like Alcohol!” We also discover that the narrator’s feelings have a dramatic change, going from a violence and lose control of his actions to calm and perceptive to everything he does. Likewise, he overcame all those feelings to finally have this short story written. The author says, “I will not attempt to expound them. To me, they have presented little but Horror - to many they will seem less terrible than baroques....   [tags: negative attitudes, human mind, dark nature]
:: 2 Works Cited
1099 words
(3.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
American and Japanese Perceptions Explored in Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea - A ship's horn wails in the distance. The long kiss is broken. The sailor's palate is once again wet with longing for the infinite freedom of the sea. It is in this world, where layers of opposite meaning crash as waves to rocks do, that Mishima's The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea is set. This tale of tragedy is one of a man caught in a tempest of moral collision in the interstice which borders freedom and entanglement. Inevitably, the yearning for domesticity and the bastardized and disempowered life of land grows like a cancer in his once pure soul, and before the flaw can be cut out like a disease, he is ravaged by it....   [tags: Yukio Mishima] 964 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Why Lloyd George Fell from Power in October of 1922 - Why Lloyd George Fell from Power in October of 1922 Lloyd George became Prime Minister in 1916 with the ‘great war’ to deal with. Much was expected from him very quickly. He headed up a coalition made up of predominantly conservatives, also the ‘New Liberals’ and a few labour members. The liberal party was split between the Asquithian Liberals and the Lloyd George followers that joined the coalition. It was inevitable that this coalition would be very difficult to keep under control as it had to satisfy many different groups of society....   [tags: Papers] 940 words
(2.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
William Stafford Vs Walt Whitman - Comparing Two Poets William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark" is beautifully written poem that expresses one of life's most challenging aspects. It is the story of a man's solitary struggle to deal with a tragic event that he encounters. Driving down a narrow mountain road, "Traveling Through the Dark," the narrator of the poem encounters a deer. This line might fool the reader into believing the poem has a happy theme; after all, a deer is a beautiful creature that most people associate with nature or freedom....   [tags: Traveling Dark Noiseless Spider Poem Comparison] 1338 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Dark Energy: The Mystery of This Millennium - Dark Energy: The Mystery of This Millennium Billions of years ago, the universe was nothing but an infinitesimally small particle. Then, in less time than the blink of an eye, the universe expanded and increased in size by a factor of 1050. Expansion eventually began to slow down, allowing galaxies, star clusters, and so on, to form. Theoretically, expansion should still be slowing down; but to the contrary, expansion is in fact accelerating (10). Some scientists theorize that an unknown force, called Dark Energy, may be the cause of this accelerated expansion, while others disagree....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
:: 1 Works Cited
1123 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Wake Up to Recycling - Since the beginning of the 21st century, Americans have started to become more aware of the waste they produce and the damage they are doing to Earth. People everywhere are making a conscious effort to reduce their waste and, more importantly, recycle. But still it may not be enough, because with every new idea you can find a skeptic. So to protect our planet and ensure its health, the United States needs to instill laws that make recycling mandatory, because the steps they have taken thus far are not enough....   [tags: Recycling] 981 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Analysis Of Light And Dark - The Analysis of Light and Dark Imagery Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables, uses many qualities of symbolism which help develop the novel's main ideas. Darkness is the emblematic 'color'; of the Pyncheon's. Contrasted with its opposite, light, it forms one of the major symbols of the novel: the opposition of dark and light. Hawthorne uses dark imagery throughout his novel to express a sense of decay, but he also uses light imagery to inject hope. Nathaniel Hawthorne in The House of the Seven Gables describes Phoebe as 'an illuminating speck of light transforming the darkness of the house like the light of dawn'; (92)....   [tags: essays research papers] 872 words
(2.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Essay on Light and Dark in Antigone - Use of Light and Dark in Antigone   The "Golden Age" of Greece is noted for its many contributions to the creative world, especially in its development of the play. These performances strived to emphasize Greek morals, and were produced principally for this purpose. Antigone, by Sophocles, is typical. The moral focused on in Antigone is the conflict between physis (nature) and nomos (law), with physis ultimately presiding over nomos. Throughout Antigone, King Creon is a symbol for nomos, while Antigone stands on the side of physis....   [tags: Antigone essays] 1182 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Why Things Fell Apart - ... The children will also deliver the meals or other items that are to be delivered, as requested by the man of the compound. The men of the village maintain the growth of the Yam crops, as the women tend to the other crops. During the nineteenth century the children were raised with separation in mind, as the girls are taught to treat the man as they should with providing meals, cleaning, raising the children, and crops, then boys are raised to be the head of the house as a provider, hunter, and a great yam farmer....   [tags: Chinua Achebe's story analysis]
:: 7 Works Cited
1175 words
(3.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
To what extent did Edgar Allan Poe's tragic life affect his work and Dark Romantic style? - Dark Romanticism is a literary subgenre which, unlike Transcendentalism, emphasises the shortcomings and weaknesses of humans and their human nature and places a large emphasis upon sinful behaviours and mankind's capacity for evil. Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most widely recognised authors of the modern generation and one of the seminal writers of the Dark Romantic style; indeed his catalogue of works have become ubiquitous in collections of literature used for teaching the subgenre and his stories and poems have influenced a plethora of popular culture, including: episodes of ‘The Simpsons’, the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and music such as Bob Dylan's song “...   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe]
:: 21 Works Cited
2846 words
(8.1 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
A Review of Wait Until Dark - A Review of Wait Until Dark Frederick Knott wrote the classic thriller, Wait Until Dark, in 1964. The cast consists of several colorful and delightful characters, Harry Roat, Mike Talman, SGT Carlino, Jr., Susy Hendrix, Sam Hendrix, and the upstairs neighbor, Gloria. The play is set in a dimly lit, small basement apartment in Greenwich Village. The leader of the three con men, Harry Roat, encompasses madness and ruthlessness that provokes squirming, white-knuckled fright. Harry veers from calculating one moment to inept and indifferent the next....   [tags: Papers] 495 words
(1.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Dispelling Stereotypes in "The Dark Child" - Camara Laye wrote The Dark Child to oppose stereotypes that have become part of western culture. When most westerners think about Africa. If I had my say I would have stated that if you went around asking people about what they think about when Africa is mentioned they would reply: Walt Disney's The Lion King, Blacks hunting with spears, and starvation if not the Aids Epidemic. It takes knowledge to defeat ignorance and that is what Laye tries to accomplish in his book The Dark Child. Laye grew up in a small village in Koroussa, French Guinea....   [tags: Book Reviews] 384 words
(1.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Dark Romanticism in Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven - The famous or, one might say, infamous line from Edgar Allen Poe's “The Raven”: “Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore',” haunts the psyche and characterizes the Dark Romanticism literary movement (Probst 282-6). Prevalent in the early to mid 19th century, this movement continued to gain momentum for decades due partially to the success of Edgar Allen Poe, Herman Melville, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Likewise, this popularity can be attributed to the subconscious interest of fear and pain (“Dark Romanticism and the Gothic Literature Movement” 6)....   [tags: morbid, evil, puritanism]
:: 6 Works Cited
830 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
I Want to Explore the Dark - I Want to Explore the Dark The vacuum of space defined by modern particle theory is a strange place indeed. From an unchanging "void" it has become an active arena out of which particles might be created or into which they might be destroyed. Just as light was supposed to excite waves in the aether according to Newton, we now envisage elementary particles to be excitations out of the vacuum state. That vacuum might even be the "source" of all matter in the universe. We may have dispensed with the classical aether of Aristotle and Huygens, but in the process have come to speculate about matters which may seem even more bizarre....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays] 353 words
(1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Analysis of the Dark Side of the Internet - The Dark Side of the Internet Statement of the Problem The Internet has changed lives. It's fulfilling prophecies to be better than books, better than traditional reference material, and the next best thing since sliced bread. However, as with every other technological miracle, there are always drawbacks. I wanted to find out what people use the Internet for and the common problems that they have. I did this by making numerous observations, conducting interviews, and distributing questionnaires....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2505 words
(7.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Astronomy, why is the sky dark - “Why is the night sky dark?”(Hienrich) For thousands of years this question, also known as Olber’s paradox, has been asked. Astronomers are constantly growing closer to the answer but still no one has yet found a finite answer. As scientists relentlessly collect data hoping to find some clue as to the answer to this riddle we seem to realize that the answer may be because of something that is too mind blowing for us to comprehend. Several explanations have been considered over the years. But as of right now only about two reasons seem to answer the question at hand....   [tags: essays research papers] 544 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Super Hero Films: Dark Knight and The Avengers - ... It is obvious that there will be heroes saving lives in the Dark Knight and the Avengers since they are superhero films. However, there are some differences between the superheroes in term of their working structures and styles. In the Dark Knight, the ability of Batman to play his role as the hero of Gotham is depended on technology most of the time. He uses advanced technology to create his suit, vehicles, weapon and other gadgets that are essential for Batman. Without those items, he is no longer a hero but an ordinary human, except for the fact that he is a billionaire industrialist....   [tags: saving lives, grossing movies] 822 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Light and Dark Symbolism Illustrated in Joyce's Araby - Since symbolism first began to be used in the English language, Light has always represented a theme of hope and optimism. The phrase “Light at the end of the tunnel” best encompasses this, implying an opportunity or relief after difficulty or chaos. In the same way, Darkness has represented confusion or despair. James Joyce expands on the traditional connotations of Light and Darkness in his short story “Araby”. The narrative follows a young boy on his futile quest to find love with a girl much older than himself whom he hardly knows....   [tags: Araby Essays] 656 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Recording Techniques for Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon - Recording techniques for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon The album The Dark Side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd was an album that pushed the boundaries on multi-tracking and tape looping, as well as mixing in1973. The engineer, Alan Parsons, use many unusual techniques to help create the sound that we know and love. Which landed the album on the charts for 750 weeks. Dark side of the moon was first lead engineering job Alan had with Pink Floyd and only took a year to record. To record this album an EMI console, a 16-track tape machine, a Fairchild limiters, and an EMT plate reverb were used....   [tags: clocks, frequency translator, guitar]
:: 1 Works Cited
1531 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
How Batman (Dark Knight Trilogy) is a Failed Hero - ... (Batman Begins Wiki) He goes out of his way to do whatever it takes to stop them. He breaks into Arkham Asylum to confront Jonathan Gray, who is a doctor that creates a toxin designed to go into Gotham's water supply. When the police officers of Gotham attempts to apprehend Batman show up, he fights them off and escapes in the Batmobile. Later another colossal event in Batman Begins takes place when Batman fights Ra's al Ghul on a runaway train heading straight towards the center of Gotham City, Wayne Tower....   [tags: unorthodox, crime, villian, damage, environment] 1007 words
(2.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Standard Model Fundamental Particles: Dark Matter - Research Paper Outline All matter visible to the eye is made up of atoms, subdivided into protons and neutrons, and then subdivided again into quarks, leptons, and their corresponding antiparticle. These particles along with the five force carriers make up the Standard Model fundamental particles. However, modern research has shown that this baryonic matter is not the majority of the universe. It is estimated that it accounts for only roughly 2% of the known galaxy. The rest of the universe is made up of what is known as dark matter, so named because it cannot be detected using mass/luminosity ratios....   [tags: universe, atoms, galaxy]
:: 3 Works Cited
1092 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Similarities Between The Dark Knight and the 9/11 Attacks - Introduction: In 2005 Christopher Nolan spearheaded the commercial re-boot of the Batman franchise with the movie Batman Begins, the movie achieved wide critical acclaim, and, subsequently generated, talk of a sequel. In the summer of 2008, after a vast amount of advertising and viral marketing, the highly anticipated sequel was finally released. The film 'The Dark Knight' grossed almost $67,165,092 in its first day and went on to break countless box office records. Later the next year the film won 2 Oscars and was nominated for a further 6, one award won was the 'Best Supporting Actor' award which the late Heath Ledger posthumously received, for his portrayal of the 'Joker'....   [tags: Film Analysis] 2223 words
(6.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Revelations of Dark and Light in Heart of Darkness by Josephy Conrad - ... Old knitter of black wool. Morituri te salutant” (Conrad, pg 10-11). The door of darkness refers to Africa and the black wool is the people of Africa who are being used by the ivory traders and the two women are a representation of Europe as well as the ivory traders who see the Africans as children who behave as foolishly. Conrad is obviously trying to say that the two women represent how the European traders see the people of Africa, as a commodity to be used and the door of darkness is Africa....   [tags: journey, symbol, morally, morality, immorality] 559 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Computer Generated Imagery: Transformers Dark of the Moon - Computer Generated Imagery: Transformers Dark of the Moon In 2007, history was born. In a less climatic way, Transformers, an American science fiction action film based on the toy line was debuted. The sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was released in the summer of 2009. Two years later, the third installment of the live action series, Transformers Dark of the Moon was released. In present day, enthusiastic fans await the arrival of the fourth installment of the Transformers film series, Transformers Age of Extinction....   [tags: film analysis, american science fiction] 1918 words
(5.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Look into the Dark Side of Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 and was found barely conscious two years after his wife death on a Baltimore street in 1949; three days later, he was dead at age forty. Just like the way he live his life and died, many of his stories and poems were a mystery. Two of his most famous works “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Raven” were dark and mysterious fictions with dark characters and mysterious plots. “The Cask of Amontillado” was a story about the dark act of satanic pursuit of revenge, unlike “The Raven”, which invited us into the soul of a grieving man....   [tags: Author Analysis, Biography]
:: 4 Works Cited
1720 words
(4.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Look into the Dark Side of Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 and was found barely conscious on a Baltimore street in 1949 two years after his wife’s death. Three days later Poe was dead at the age of forty. Just like the way he lived his life and died, many of his stories and poems were a mystery. Two of his most famous works “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Raven” were dark and mysterious fictions with dark characters and mysterious plots. “The Cask of Amontillado” was a story about the dark act of satanic pursuit of revenge, unlike “The Raven” which invited us into the soul of a grieving man....   [tags: Biography, Writing Styles, Poems]
:: 4 Works Cited
1748 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Exploring the Dark Side of Humans in Conrad's The Heart of Darkness - In the book The Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad demonstrates that humans are Dark and hollow on the inside and that if left to their own devices the dark and hollow side will reveal itself and take over. It can be said that a certain degree of darkness lies within every person, but this darkness will not surface unless given the correct environment. The darkness, however, can emerge and ultimately destroy the person if not checked by reason. If one's inner darkness does surface, the victim then is given the opportunity to reach a point in personal growth, and to gain a sense of self- knowledge from it....   [tags: literary analysis] 785 words
(2.2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Dark Humor of Hamlet - The Dark Humor of Hamlet       Hamlet's black humor is a direct result of too much anger: it leads to the alienation, and finally the death of the people who know him, and eventually causes his own death. First, Hamlet's reaction his mother's marriage right after Old Hamlet's funeral shows that his anger alienates him from his mother. Second, his reaction to Polonius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern is his indirect anger to the world, because Hamlet feels that everyone is betraying and using him....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
:: 3 Works Cited
726 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Faustus: Dealing in the Dark - Ambition, intelligence, and will are all attributes that can help one to succeed in life. What of these when they are used to strive for power. These attributes of the human mind turn into arrogance, ignorance and, at the extreme, (lead to) eternal damnation - (as) seen in Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, and similarly in society today. Faustus is enticed to reach for more power than is attainable through mortal means: "Whose deepness doth entice such forward wits/ To practice more than heavenly power permits"(Epil....   [tags: World Literature] 660 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Dark Stars and Mythological Planets - Dark Stars and Mythological Planets One of the most interesting and controversial discussions among the astronomical community today is the possible existence of a brown dwarf star just beyond our solar system that might have large planetary bodies in elliptical orbits around our sun and the brown dwarf star. If such a celestial body exists many anomalies in our local solar system could possibly be explained, also if such a body exists there could be planets with elliptical orbits in our solar system that could take thousands of years to complete....   [tags: essays research papers]
:: 3 Works Cited
1096 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Women and the Reemergence of Eve in His Dark Materials - Women and the Reemergence of Eve in His Dark Materials The role of female characters in literature has gone through many transformations and radical changes. Until recently, women were often perceived as the other sex by many cultures. The remains can still be witnessed is several societies around the world. This notion obviously enabled the same view to thrive in literature. In epic fantasy, women can rarely stand alone. Many female characters’ purpose in the genre consists of the beautiful prize for the hero, the nurturing caregiver, or the villain itself....   [tags: role of female characters in literature]
:: 1 Works Cited
1718 words
(4.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Sports Marketing - Sports marketing is a delicate balance applying technology, posters, banners, and sports figures to ultimately increase the net worth of a specific team or sport. Wake Forest University outlines what sports marketing is, the skills necessary to effectively market sports, in addition they offer sources to supplement their article. As Wake Forest University hinted at technology is surging forth in the world of sports marketing, as generations are becoming more dependent on technology sports marketers are scrambling to incorporate technology into every sport and game possible....   [tags: technology, Wake Forest University, stadium]
:: 5 Works Cited
970 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Review: Child of the Dark - It seems that while for some, urban life provides more opportunities, many people end up in the slums because they lack the skills or experience necessary to compete. The city does not offer enough jobs for everyone, nor does it have adequate social compensation or training programs that might help people enter the workforce. Poverty becomes a perpetual cycle. Newcomers arrive with hopes and dreams, then find themselves in a family and in a favela at the same time. Discontent and hunger drive the people to the lowest standards possible....   [tags: Book Reviews] 969 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Comparsion of Forrest Gump and The Dark Knight Rises - ... They both literally and figuratively conceal the person’s true identity. It’s also noteworthy that Batman’s mask covers his entire face except the mouth area, and Bane’s mask only covers the mouth. Ethan Gach gave his review of The Dark Knight Rises on ordinary-gentlemen.com on July 24, 2012. This is what he had to say about the symbol; “The arc of Nolan’s trilogy begins with Bruce Wayne’s becoming the Batman (a symbol), moves onto his being the Batman (forced ultimately to sacrifice that symbol), and then ends with his becoming Bruce Wayne again (and ultimately the purifying and rebirth of the symbol).” Batman is not the typical archetype of a superhero; he’s more like a normal guy and...   [tags: symbolism, mask, society, freedom] 536 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Effect of Absorption Rate on Light and Dark Colored Leaves - The Effect of Absorption Rate on Light and Dark Colored Leaves. A particular leaf color may have an effect on the leaf’s absorption rate. An experiment was conducted to determine the relationship between a leaf’s absorption rate and color. A group of students tested spinach, cabbage, and no chloroplast solutions to determine the relationship it has with the absorption rate. It was found that darker colored leaves have a higher absorption rate than lighter colored leaves when analyzed from the graphs....   [tags: sunlight, chlorophyll, photosynthesis]
:: 6 Works Cited
1006 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Most Beautiful Time of Life in Alice Dark's The Gloaming - ... The gloaming is the time of day right before the day ends, when the sky is beautiful and purple. This is a used as a metaphor of his life. “Perhaps gloomy was more appropriate for the mood in which that these two had found their selves.” Laird is at the end of his young life, he is going to die soon and he knows it, which is why he spends his last days with his mother talking about anything and everything. They talk about life, love, and their family as well. “He forgives his father. He also is redeeming himself for not having known his mother better by talking to her each evening, and giving her a greater sense of self in doing so.” They are able to open up to each other in a way that...   [tags: death, AIDS, family]
:: 3 Works Cited
524 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Dark Side of Robert Frost’s Nature - Robert Frost is known for his poems about nature, he writes about trees, flowers, and animals. This is a common misconception, Robert Frost is more than someone who writes a happy poem about nature. The elements of nature he uses are symbolic of something more, something darker, and something that needs close attention to be discovered. Flowers might not always represent beauty in Robert Frost’s poetry. Symbolism is present in every line of the nature’s poet’s poems. The everyday objects present in his poems provide the reader an alternative perspective of the world....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Writing Styles]
:: 9 Works Cited
2355 words
(6.7 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
A Tale Of Two Cities and The Dark Knight Rises - “It was the worst of times it was the best of times.”(book). In the book A Tale Of Two Cities innocents were killed, abused and imprisoned. This book had a hero and a bad guy. The hero was Sydney Carton and the bad people were probably the revolutionaries, Madame Defarge and Monsieur Defarge. In the movie The Dark Knight Rises innocents, were also killed but in several different ways. In this movie, the bad guy was Bane and his accomplices, and the hero was Batman. In the book A Tale Of Two Cities the ways that they would kill people were that they would behead them and they would hang them or they would let them rot in prison....   [tags: innocents, bad guy, hero] 572 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Poe vs. Hawthorne: Dark But Not Necessarily Gothic - In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, a new literary genre sprung up, the Gothic story. In the United States, the most prominent exponent of Gothic fiction was Edgar Allen Poe, whose “horror” tales conjure up the dark side that many of us at least half-believe is hidden just beneath the surface of the most conventional lives. In this paper we will discuss the Gothic in light of two of Poe’s stories, “Ligeia”, and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and contrast Poe’s story with a somewhat dark tale of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, “The Minister’s Black Veil.” We will also analyze why Poe’s stories are Gothic’s and Hawthorne’s is not....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 3 Works Cited
1540 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Dark Reading of the Aeneid in Aeneas and Dido’s Relationship - There are two main fashions in which the Aeneid is read by Scholars today. The main difference between these two theories is each's respective treating of Aeneas' obstacles. The first views Aeneas as a classic epic hero, that is, to view him as fated to the grand destiny of founding Rome, and Aeneas carries out that destiny successfully, in spite of a few unfortunate hardships. The other view regards the obstructions that Aeneas is subjected to as, instead, evidence from the gods and other powers that Aeneas' quest is, as purported in an essay by Steven Farron, “brutal and destructive” (34), instead of trivial occurrences....   [tags: Epic Hero, Ancient Rome, Trojans]
:: 2 Works Cited
1173 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Brief Commentary on Ride the Dark Horse by Stefan Judge - 1) The plot of the story, “Ride the Dark Horse”, was very interesting. In the beginning, the character didn’t think that he should do anything so that he wouldn’t have to “face facts”. However, one day he went on a fishing trip with his father. On the trip he met a boy, Jean Paul, whose father offered him a job picking up logs from a river. As they were collecting the wood, Jean Paul decided to go fishing. Jean Paul then cast his line when it accidentally got caught in a tree. The lure hooked onto his face and sliced at his chest, hurting him severely....   [tags: Novel, Accident]
:: 1 Works Cited
525 words
(1.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Noble Lies in Breaking Bad and The Dark Knight - ... Knowing that he doesn't have long to live and that his teacher salary won't be enough to financially support his family after his impending death, Walter uses his extensive knowledge of Chemistry to begin producing and selling crystal meth with Jesse. This begins Walter's struggle to keep the unfortunate truth hidden from his family. When Walter starts spending the majority of his time cooking meth with Jesse, he has to lie his wife about where he's going. As Walter and Jesse's business begins to flourish, they make so much money that Walter doesn't know how to handle....   [tags: money, intentions, heroism]
:: 2 Works Cited
813 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty: Language - How do Kathryn Bigelow’s films The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty use language to portray the life of combatants in a battle. Kathryn Bigelow is one of the most iconic directors of the modern era. Her sense of depicting language remains unopposed. She mainly directs films of the war genre. Several of her works have been greatly appreciated, such as The Weight of Water, The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, etc. These have won her several awards and secured her place as one of the most influential directors of all time....   [tags: Kathryn Bigelow, Film Analysis]
:: 1 Works Cited
1820 words
(5.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Fear is the Path to the Dark Side in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - ... While being questioned by Hale, Abigail fears for her life and tries to push the blame onto Tituba. Tituba falsely confesses to dealing with the devil and scapegoats numerous other people, allowing fear to win once again. Seeing a way out Abigail and her friends start blaming more and more innocent people. However, the scapegoating does not stop at Abigail, as every accused “witch” is forced to falsely accuse both themselves and the people around them under the fear of death. The city of Salem is driven by fear....   [tags: diabolical, sacrifice, innocent]
:: 1 Works Cited
773 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
'Twas a Dark and Stormy Night: The Gothic Style of the Arts - ... Scenes began with storms, shows of power, of nature, immediately filling the reader with a cold dread and a level of fright - the characteristic strike of the lightning behind a looming castle upon a hill, cliche now to use - but then. - oh what a staple to the Gothic art. Moods taken from such novels, however, can manifest themselves in more subtle, tuned ways, that need nothing so bold as the dredges of rain pouring. Seen common in film, the simple shot of the long, vacant corridor flickering with little light, asking the mind to question the shadows....   [tags: literary genres] 779 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Dark Themes of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "Dracula" - The concerns of Victorian England about the status of faith and manhood have left a deep mark in the literature of the period. The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula are good examples of this concern. In both books there is an emphasis in the corruption of the body and of the soul as maladies that haunt the greatness of England. The aristocracy is pointed as the social strata from where this decadence will spread. These books show a population of youth that lacks the guidance of parents and are apparently deprived of fertility as a consequence of the disorientation that reigns among them....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2592 words
(7.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Man who lit the candle in a dark world - Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia his birth name was Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather was a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 till he passed away in 1931. His father took over severing after that and Martin Luther was a co pastor in the church also. Martin Luther went to public schools in Georgia, and he graduated high school when he was only fifteen years old; he received the B.A....   [tags: MLK bio]
:: 2 Works Cited
845 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Dark Life and Confessional Poetry of Sylvia Plath - By the mid twentieth century, the dominance of post-modernist literature began to decline with the emergence of contemporary poets, who brought with them a new type of perspective within their poetry. These poets—especially those who wrote confessional poetry—established their poetry in a single, unified voice that accentuated intimate human topics such as death, sexuality, and family. An important contributor to contemporary and confessional poetry was Sylvia Plath, who employed personal aspects of her life into her style of confessional poetry....   [tags: Biography ]
:: 10 Works Cited
2203 words
(6.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Dark and Twisted Joyce Carol Oates Revealed - Back Ground: Joyce Carol Oates was a true change in American Literature. She associated many novels that revealed political stances along with physical and psychological pain. (1) Joyce grew up in a rough neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan. It was not uncommon for her to behold mistreatment, abuse, and gang violence; especially towards women. Detroit was a major political city were women’s rights were being fought. (2) Physical brawls broke out all over the city due to the uprising of women who wanted the same rights as men....   [tags: Biography] 1016 words
(2.9 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Critique of Our Band Performing Dark Fortress - I watched the piece “Dark Fortress” being performed by the Hopewell Middle School Band. I was amazed at their posture, and look of attentiveness before they started playing. The trumpets started the piece, and their dynamics were good, but their articulation could have been much better,. They sounded quite muffled, and it was not very clear. As the piece went on, I realized that trombones and french horns were doing a wonderful job with their tone, dynamics, and articulation. However, I felt that the flutes and clarinets we drowned out, and they needed to play out more....   [tags: Hopewell Middle School Band] 1020 words
(2.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Moon of Two Dark Hoarses (Coshmoos Dream and Reality) - Coshmoo was a 14-year-old Indian boy who dreamed that there would be no war. He dreamed everyone would live in harmony. In reality, it was the French and Indian War and it was anything but harmonious. It was the 18th Century in America, which was a chaotic time in history. His tribe tried to stay neutral during the war, but it was difficult. Coshmoo wanted his family and tribe to be safe from the war. He had lost his dad in a battle a few years earlier, which was a painful loss to him. Coshmoo had dreams about a bear....   [tags: literary analysis, war] 523 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Fahrenheit 451 and the Dark Side of Mass Culture and Consumerism - Fahrenheit 451, a novel written during the 20th century, highlighted the faults of advertising in American marketing. With the emersion of the television, advertising agencies drastically gained popularity and income. “J. Walter Thompson Co… saw its billings increase from $78 million in 1945 to $172 million in 1955 and $250 million by 1960” (“Advertising Age”). Explain. Through the novel Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury cautions that constant simplifications displayed through visual advertising only help to further mass conformity....   [tags: Ray Bradbury]
:: 5 Works Cited
1134 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Light Over Dark: The Choice Romeo And Juliet Didn’T Make - Light Over Dark: The Choice Romeo and Juliet Didn’t Make The purpose of the light/dark motif in Romeo and Juliet is to show how Romeo and Juliet are unable to tell light from dark, or good from bad. I think everyone has the potential to discern what choices lead to “light” and what choices keep them in the “dark”. So Romeo and Juliet had that potential but I don’t think they wanted to know about that, since nothing else mattered to them but them. In this play, Romeo and Juliet do never make a clear choice of light over dark because they almost do not want to deal that decision in the midst of their romantic bliss....   [tags: Shakespeare Romeo Juliet Analysis] 1326 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Investigation of Dark Matter - Investigation of Dark Matter Introduction Throughout the years, scientists have been looking for the missing mass of the universe; it has yet remained an unsolved mystery. Using different methods, scientists have tried to determine the mass of the universe and surprisingly found a discrepancy suggesting that ninety percent of the mass of the universe is nowhere to be found. Then here comes the term “dark matter”, referring to this unfound matter of the universe. It is called dark because it gives off no light and matter because it has to have some mass to be able to explain the effects that they produce....   [tags: Papers] 2409 words
(6.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Bookreport on Dark Angel - Chapter 1 -- This story starts out with Gillian Lennox walking home from school. Gillian was going to get ride from a friend but she had already left. When she reached the wooded area she heard crying. She went to investigate. She followed the sound to the creek where she lost her balance and fell in the icy river. Chapter 2 -- She worked her way over to the left bank and grabbed some roots as she went by and she was able to hold on and pull herself out of the river. She was now trying to find a way out of the woods....   [tags: essays research papers] 1846 words
(5.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Lisa Bright & Dark - John Neufeld is the author of “Lisa Bright & Dark”. He lives and works in New York City these days. He was educated at Yale. His style of writing are usually touching stories. Finding information about John Neufeld is quite difficult since the Internet nor the book has provided any help whatsoever. Lisa Shilling is the main character of this book. She is just sixteen as she slowly loses her mind. Lisa is quite an example of teenager with problems which is why she’d be classified as a very real character....   [tags: essays research papers] 774 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Dark Side of Human Nature in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Throughout the story of “The Strange Case Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, the author, Robert Louis Stevenson, presents his idea of the duality of man- where Dr Jekyll and Hyde have a dark, wicked side within them, where evil is held in waiting to surface, but they hide it away, they pretend it does not exist, and they keep it tame. He presents this idea by using two protagonists, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, who are actually the same person. One of these characters signifies the normal side of a person represented by Dr Jekyll, who is a typical upper class person, and the other, Mr Hyde, a deformed man, signifies the purest of evil....   [tags: essays research papers] 359 words
(1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Roland Truly a Hero in The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three - Roland Truly a Hero in The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three Throughout history on science fiction and fantasy novels, the hero has always been portrayed as someone who is more than just your regular human. Someone who has no flaw in their qualities other than compassion, which often causes their downfall. Always, in the end, the hero triumphs over great evil, to the dismay of the villain, and the applause of those he saved. What happens when the hero is superhuman. Is he still a hero....   [tags: Papers] 1039 words
(3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Dark Images of Cyberpunk - Dark Images of Cyberpunk Works Cited Missing With the publication of seminal works such as Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, science fiction has always contained an appeal to the underground culture. Her Gothic visions of human behavior became the inspiration for works such as Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and Isaac Asimov's I, Robot series. Though the beginning emphasized utopian societies, science fiction progressed to include a future quite different from the present. Visions of flying ships, lasers, and travels to far off space colonies inundated these works....   [tags: Literary Movement Technology Essays Papers] 1152 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Ian Baucom and Midnight's Children, Wild Thorns, and Reading in the Dark - In "Among the Ruins", Ian Baucom points out that, ."..if the nation is an imagined community, then the English nation is a community in mourning." As Baucom uses V.S. Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival repeatedly as an example, the reader becomes aware of a couple of points: that the state of nationalism within the individual is predictably the state of melancholy for a culture which has disintegrated, or changed to the point of near non-recognition, and that the longing and nostalgia for what has been lost creates problems in the individual's identity....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 896 words
(2.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Irish Immigration to America: the American Wake - People from all over the world immigrated to the United States during the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Many causes were the attribute to why they came over. Mainly, it was for better living conditions, religious or political freedom, or to find a better life overseas. Unfortunately, it was rarely this way, especially for the Irish, who were a victim of nativism, persecution against immigrants by native people in a country. The Irish began immigrating to the United States long before it was a united country....   [tags: United States, nativism, Catholics, discrimination]
:: 3 Works Cited
1007 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Dark Energy - Dark energy what is it. Dark energy is a unknown energy said to take up 70 percent of the universe. The energy is a repulsive gravitational effect that is causing the universe to accelerate out-ward. No one knows exactly what dark energy is or where it comes from. Dark Energy is a new idea. Little is known about dark energy, yet it takes up a huge amount if the universe. Scientist were able to show the universe was expanding at an accelerated rate by measuring the red-shift of an object by comparing the spectral lines of the elements and the spectral lines of the same elements measured in a lab....   [tags: essays research papers] 699 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Dark Matter - Dark Matter For centuries, physicists and philosophers alike have wondered what makes up our universe. Aristotle thought that all matter came in one of four forms: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Since then we have come a long way, with the discovery of the atoms and the subatomic particles they are made of. We can even guess at what makes up protons and neutrons. We have since then discovered and predicted the existence of particles other than the atom, such as the photon, neutrino, axion, and many others....   [tags: physics science space] 2643 words
(7.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Dark Matter - There is perhaps no current problem of greater importance to astrophysics and cosmology than that of "dark matter". The controversy, as the name implies, is centered on the notion that there may exist an enormous amount of matter in the Universe that cannot be detected from the light that it emits. The evidence of dark matter is from the motions of astronomical objects, specifically stellar, galactic, and galaxy cluster/supercluster observations. The basic argument is that if we measure velocities in some region, then there has to be enough mass there for gravity to stop all the objects from flying apart....   [tags: essays research papers] 985 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Dark Matter - Missing Diagrams You, the computer you’re sitting at, the air you breathe, even the distant stars are all made up of protons electrons and neutrons. For a long time this ordinary matter, or what physicists like to call baryonic matter, was thought to be the main constitute of the universe. However, in the past twenty years evidence has been accumulating to the contrary, that in fact the universe is much stranger than ever thought of before and is almost entirely made up of something that we can’t see....   [tags: physics science space] 1322 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Our Hearts Fell to the Ground Exam - Americans have many ideas of freedom, which often were conflicting. The roots of these conflicting ideas were often based on race and stunted our growth as a country. Although much of the focus in U.S history has been placed the conflicting ideas of White American freedom and African-American freedom, another main conflict was between Whites and Native Americans. White Americans believed that freedom was the right to own property, economic autonomy, and the right to participate in democratic elections....   [tags: Native Americans]
:: 1 Works Cited
1094 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
dark side - “THE DARK SIDE” Sara was a 15 year old girl who had just moved into new town with her mom. Her parents got divorced and she was taking it very hard. She missed all her friends and family she left back home and she felt out of place. All she wanted is her old life back and be happy like she used to be. But that was impossible and she just had to deal with the situation. She started her first year of high school and she hated it. She didn’t fit in with the crowd, the teachers picked on her, and her grades were poor....   [tags: essays research papers] 741 words
(2.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Perspectives on Balance: Star Wars, and Lord of the Flies - The Balancing Act of Peace Balance is the ideal point of discussion in almost all debates. Balance depicts peace and harmony, but until it is achieved, chaos ensues. This chaos can rage for decades before being solved. In the Star Wars movies, the force and oneself are the things a Jedi must master. In Lord of the Flies, written by William Goldberg, Simon keeps the balance of the island until his untimely death. The real world is farther from being so clear cut of where balance can be achieved....   [tags: light, dark, balance]
:: 8 Works Cited
945 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Darkest Obstacles are a Gift and not a Curse - The irony connected with the obstacle in achieving happiness is the pursuit of happiness. Those who pursue happiness with deliberate effort find themselves having to work harder and harder over time to achieve their ends. By trying to pursue happiness, we look for obvious, insubstantial objectives to achieve the happy life. Existentialism, however, may provide both the antidote to this vicious cycle, and give direction on how to find happiness-- by filling our lives with what T.S. Eliot calls real substance....   [tags: dark situations, happiness, existentialism]
:: 5 Works Cited
1041 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Best Titles and Descriptions for the Middle Ages - ... This was a political system in which each class on a manor would have to provide something for the society in order to receive assistance in return. A manor consisted of several villages where the lord had overlooked each area. For example the vassal had to provide loyalty and military service, and received protection and land from their lord (Doc. 3). Feudalism not only worked between lords and vassals, but between each class (except merchants). Take for instance, John of Toul is sending his knights to the count and countess of Champagne in order to protect them, and he had received land from them (Doc 2)....   [tags: feudalism, dark, faith] 701 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Depression in Hopkins' Sonnets of Desolation - Depression in Hopkins' Sonnets of Desolation        Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) was, first and foremost, a man of the cloth. He seems to have set his gifts in musical composition, drawing, and poetry at a distant second to his ecclesiastical duties for most of his life, causing him to experience terrible bouts of depression. Hopkins poured out this depression in what are known as the Sonnets of Desolation, including "I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day," "Not, I'll carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee," and "No Worst, there is none....   [tags: Sonnet essays]
:: 4 Works Cited
1163 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Film Noir and Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard - Film Noir, a term coined by the French to describe a style of film characterized by dark themes, storylines, and visuals, has been influencing cinematic industries since the 1940’s. With roots in German expressionistic films and Italian postwar documentaries, film noir has made its way into American film as well, particularly identified in mob and crime pictures. However, such settings are not exclusive to American film noir. One noteworthy example is Billy Wilder’s film Sunset Boulevard, which follows the foreboding tale of Joe Gillis, the desperate-for-success protagonist, who finds himself in the fatal grips of the disillusioned femme fatale Norma Desmond....   [tags: Film, Movies, dark themes] 1109 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Deserving Titles for the Middle Ages - ... Another example of how feudalism provided responsibility in each individual on the manor is in the Homage Oath taken by John of Toul, he swore to uphold his responsibilities of providing protection to the count and countess of Champagne by sending out his knights that have been living off the lord's land(fief) (doc 2). As a result of the feudal system, each individual had a responsibilty to the community which provided social order. This was crucial during the Middle Ages since the government was still in shambles after the collapse of Rome and the feudal system was the only order that was self-sustaining in a period of chaos, thus making the Middle Ages deserving of the title Age of Feu...   [tags: dark, faith, feudalism] 890 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
How The Middle Ages Earned Its Many Titles - ... 1). Churches and entire towns were burned down; the town of Dordrecht was burned down by Barbarian tribes such as the Vikings triggered chaos (Doc.3). This caused people to abandon their lifestyles and that meant a decline in trade, which brought down the economy. During this period of time most people were illiterate and they did not go to school. Instead they learned different skills and jobs from their parents, apprenticeships, and the guild system. One of the few ways to get educated was to join the clergy where Priests and Monks would learn Latin....   [tags: dark, feudalism, faith] 908 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark, Not Day"
<< Previous  1  2  3  4  5    Next >>