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The Natural and Perceval, The Story of the Holy Grail - The novel The Natural is written by Bernard Malamud. Bernard was a famous author mainly known for writing short stories and novels. He was considered one of the great American Jewish authors of the 20th century. Bernard was born in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants and he had a brother named Eugene. Unfortunately, Malamud entered his adolescence when the Great Depression began. The Natural is one of his more famous books, which was written in 1952. This novel is about a baseball prodigy named Roy Hobbs....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bernard Malamud] 1365 words
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Perceval - Perceval In the story Perceval edited by Roger Sherman Loomis and Laura Hibbard Loomis, Perceval the main character has many adventures, in which he learns many lessons about life. The story starts out with Perceval, the son of a widow, out in the forest listening to the sweet season and all the warbling of the birds. In the distance he discovers knights riding towards him. At first he thought that they were devils, which his mother had warned him to stay away from....   [tags: essays research papers] 1111 words
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A Feminist Analysis of Perceval, Tristan and Isolt, and Aucassin and Nicolette - A Feminist Analysis of Perceval, Tristan and Isolt, and Aucassin and Nicolette   Currently, there is a debate among feminists as to whether the demeaning portrayal of women in popular media causes or is caused by negative attitudes in modern culture. A similar debate exists among historians of the late middle ages as to whether the rise in popularity of the cult of the Virgin, her portrayal in art, and the code of chivalry caused or was caused by changing attitudes towards women. Many factors in the late middle ages coincided to create an entirely new role for women: contact with the Muslim world in Spain, the rising popularity of religious life, and the aforementioned cultural changes....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism] 1173 words
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Percival Everett's Erasure - Percival Everett's Erasure Percival Everett’s novel, Erasure, was published in 2001, in a 21st century that is far removed—if only temporally—from the abolitionist movement, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow laws. The representations of African-Americans that were ubiquitous during those times, such as Sambos, Zip Coons, and Mammies, are now tangible only as collector’s antiques. While these specific representations of African-Americans may no longer be prevalent in American society, the form of racism that they embodied remains....   [tags: Percival Everett Erasure Essays] 2067 words
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Percival Lowell: The Founder of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona - ... He later wrote a number of books on the Far East. Books by Percival Lowell include Chosön: The Land of the Morning Calm, Noto: An Unexplored Corner of Japan and Occult Japan, or the Way of the Gods. Percival Lowell married Constance Savage Keith in 1908. They did not have any children. Another thing to note is that Lowell was a dedicated pacifist. He was also agnostic, meaning he believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena....   [tags: space pioneer, planet x theory] 824 words
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BBC's Shakespeare Retold: Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Brian Percival - Transformations are altering certain thematic concerns of the original text, yet still retaining much of the storyline. The process of transformation requires some conscious decisions which shape and re-shape the meaning, and must be justified in order to execute them. . This is explored in ‘BBC’s Shakespeare Re-told: Much ado about Nothing”, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s original playwright “Much ado about Nothing” Transformations inherently contain traces of the author’s social and cultural context....   [tags: Literary Transformations, Themes] 761 words
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Spiritual and Moral Journeys in The Quest of the Holy Grail - The Spiritual and Moral Journeys in The Quest of the Holy Grail    The Quest of the Holy Grail is an exciting tale that follows the adventures of King Arthur's knights as they scour the countryside for the legendary Holy Grail. Throughout their journeys, the knights engage in many exciting jousts and sword fights with a variety of enemies. The author of The Quest of the Holy Grail intends for the story to be more than just entertainment: the knights' search for the Holy Grail is analogous to the pursuit of morality and spiritual chivalry, showing success through asceticism, confession, chastity, and faith....   [tags: Quest Holy Grail Essays Papers]
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Chretien De Troyes's Romances - The romance genre is centered around many themes, the most famous being love. The protagonist is almost always the one character that is receiving love or working towards obtaining love. The Romance genre began around the 12th century in Europe. The most famous author of that genre and time was none other than Chretien De Troyes. Troyes is the author of seven poems, four of which were completed by just him. The other three have been worked on and finished by other authors. In this essay the themes from two of his works will be discussed....   [tags: Romance Genre, Falling In Love, Literary Analysis]
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Knighthood and Courtly Love in the Time of King Arthur - Chivalry was considered to be the code of behavior expected of a knight. It was the conduct, ideas, and ideals of the knightly class of the Middle Ages. It became standardized and referred to as chivalry, a term derived from the French word chevalier, meaning knight. The code urged the knight to be brave, courageous, honorable, true to his word, and loyal to his feudal overlord, and to defend his Church. A knight was truthful, honest, capable, educated, physically fit, noble, sincere, and subservient to the king....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Arthur's Knights and The Light Beyоnd The Forest - The Light Beyоnd The Forest Introductiоn This stоry features the exploits оf the many well-known knights оf King Arthur's Round Table -- Lancelot, Percival, Bоrs, Gawain, and Galahad -- each оf whom seeks tо find the cup оf the Last Supper. The Arthurian knights, who sat with King Arthur around a circular table, became the focal point оf fellowship between knights. Some оf them are famous as heroes and champiоns оf just cause (Pyle, 84-89). In theоry, they were brothers; however, jealousy, envy and hatred existed with the fellowship....   [tags: Chivalry, round table, King Arthur] 1320 words
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Courtly Love - During the Middle Ages, Courtly love was a code which prescribed the conduct between a lady and her lover (Britannica). The relationship of courtly love was very much like the feudal relationship between a knight and his liege. The lover serves his beloved, in the manner a servant would. He owes his devotion and allegiance to her, and she inspires him to perform noble acts of valor (Schwartz). Capellanus writes, in The Art of Courtly Love, “A true lover considers nothing good except what he thinks will please his beloved”....   [tags: History, Middle Ages] 1036 words
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From Homer’s Odyssey to Star Wars - The Unchanging Path of the Hero - From Homer’s Odyssey to Star Wars - The Unchanging Path of the Hero In the fiction world heroes have been one of the most entertaining figures. It has always been fun and interesting to read about heroic stories and about different obstacles that heroes had overcome. When someone mentions the word "hero" it is more likely to think of characters like Batman or James Bond, but it is for sure that if we had the chance to ask the same question centuries before, the answer would have been different....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Quest of the Holy Grail - Galahad was a Knight of the Round Table of Arthurian legend. He is almost always portrayed as the pure knight, and for this he is rewarded with the Holy Grail. He is mentioned in many writings in history including 12th century Cistercian monk writing The Quest of the Holy Grail, Sir Thomas Malory’s Selected Tales of King Arthur and his Knights, and Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Sir Galahad. After reading the next several pages, one should begin to understand the similarities and differences portrayed in these writings, along with some others....   [tags: Analysis, Galahad] 1773 words
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Faustian Deal in The Woman in White, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - The Faustian deal and subsequent fall is a common theme throughout literature, and with each new iteration sheds increased light on the character of the individual and of society. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson are all texts which exhibit the Faustian deal and descent, complete with Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles counterparts. Sir Percival Glyde, Dorian Gray, and Dr. Edward Hyde are all characters who are ultimately lead to their moral downfalls by their respective Mephistopheles counterparts....   [tags: wilkie collins, oscar wilde, Robert Stevenson]
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Arhurian Romances - Chretein de Troyes, Arthurian Romances From the Classical age through the medieval age, women were greatly disrespected. They did not have any say in anything and were not appreciated. In Classical texts such as The Odyssey, the women were treated as if they were animals. They did not have the respect of others and some were thought of as whores. In the stories of Erec and Enide, Lancelot, and Perceval, we see a dramatic change in this, due to the system of government that Arthur entails giving them the freedom and rights they deserved....   [tags: essays research papers] 1371 words
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The Death of the Legendary King Arthur - The legend of King Arthur has intrigued generations for over a thousand years. Over these years, this tapestry has been handed down through the hands of many gifted storytellers. Bits and pieces were taken out and replaced by new strands woven in to fabricate a slight variation of the original that’s suitable for the audience or perhaps the storyteller himself. These modifications are evident in the 1981 film of Excalibur and Thomas Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur” published in 1485. The film incorporates magical acts while religious allusions are portrayed in the text....   [tags: Literature Review] 538 words
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Arthurian Romances - Arthurian Romances The Middle Ages of Europe were governed by a system which is referred to as feudalist. The people of this system flow together well; society in these times require noble people to set the example for the younger. The ranks of the noble include counts, lords, knights, kings,queens,etc. These noblemen can be compared to as dueling politicians; they watch over their communities, keeping everything orderly, and they fend off any attackers trying to besiege land. The peace keeper of the society is the knight....   [tags: essays research papers] 762 words
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The Kinght And Chivalry According To William Barber - Richard Barber first published The Knight and Chivalry in 1970. At the time, not a whole lot had been written on the subject of chivalry. Thus, Barber can be viewed is sort of an original scholarly writer on this subject matter. His work is extensive. In this particular book he covers the following concepts: the transition of the Knight from mounted warrior, chivalry and literature, chivalry in the field, chivalry in religion, and finally, chivalry in the state. All five parts present pages of rich text....   [tags: essays research papers] 1187 words
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The Life of Norman Rockwell - Norman Rockwell is best known for his depictions of dail life of a rural America. Rockwell’s goals in art revolved around his desire to create an ideal America. He said “ I paint life as I would like it to be.” The second child of Jarvis W. Rockwell and his wife Nancy, Norman Perceval Rockwell was born in the famous New York City. In his summers he enjoyed life on the countryside, which made a profound impact on his art. Rockwell remained in Manhattan until 1903, when they moved to Mamaroneck, New York....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Romance Conventions - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Romance Conventions In Chrétien de Troyes’ Yvain, Calogrenant relates his ‘adventure’ in Broceliande. He meets a monstrous herdsman in a forest, who asks who Calogrenant is: “‘I am, as you see, a knight looking for something I’m unable to find: I’ve sought long and can find nothing.’ – ‘And what would you want to find. – ‘Some adventure, to put my prowess and courage to the proof.” As John Stevens observes, these lines “could serve almost as a classic definition of chivalric romance.” The first part of Calogrenant’s answer could have come from the mouth of Gawain in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, as he searches for the Green Chapel to fulfil his pac...   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Overview of Gary Carey's Themes in Treasure Island - Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is not a book with a particular message, rather a simple and pure adventurous tale of a young man seeking treasure and himself. In Themes in Treasure Island by Gary Carey, he explains that folktales are of young men or women who leave their lives behind to seek fortune, such as “the myth of Jason embarking to bring home the dragon-guarded Golden Fleece, Odysseus on his hazardous journey back to Ithaca from Troy, and the medieval romance of Perceval seeking the Grail.” Carey believes all these stories, myths, and tales have one central theme -- it is an adventurous quest....   [tags: Adventurous Quest, Book Analysis]
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American Literature in the Post World War II - The post World War II period had an enormous impact on American society and literature. Many important events occurred and affected directly to the movement of American literature. During this period, American Literature reflected the movement of disillusionment, and portrayed the lost generation. Many WWII writers adapted new approaches and philosophies in writing their novels. They portrayed the lost generation, anti-war perspective and explored the true meaning of “war hero”. Among them, the pioneers are Bernard Malamud, Ken Kesey and Joseph Heller, who wrote the Natural, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Catch-22....   [tags: Bernard Malamud, Ken Kesey, Joseph Heller]
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Chretien de Troyes and Mabinogionfrage - The Mabinogion is a collection of eleven tales from the Welsh myths, preserved in two manuscripts, the White Book of Rhydderch and Red Book of Hergest. The tales from the Mabinogion are divided into three categories: the first four tales belong to the Four Branches; the next four are the Independent tales; and the last three are called the Three Romances, which show strong association to the French romances written by Chretien de Troyes. Historia Peredur ab Efrawg shares significant material in common with Chretien’s Perceval or Le Conte du Graal; the Welsh romance of Owain, subtitled Chwedl Iarlles Y Fynawn is clearly related to Yvain, Le Chevalier du Lion; and the chwedl (Welsh tale) Gerai...   [tags: tales, myths, arthurian legends]
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The Once and Future King - ... Mordred is either Arthur’s son or nephew by his sister Morgawse. Mordred seizes Arthur’s throne whilst he is away and in ultimately slain by Arthur, but not before fatally wounding the king. Arthur is then said to have retreated to Avalon, where he waits to once again take his place as king, earning him the title the Once and Future King. Arthur’s knights were his most trusted friends and family, but ironically, he is betrayed by the best of them. The most reputed of Arthur’s knights are Sir Lancelot and Sir Tristram....   [tags: King Arthur, English legends]
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George Canning Biography - George Canning Biography George Canning was born in London on 11th April, 1770. George's father died when he was one year old leaving the family in poor financial circumstances. George was helped by his mother's brother, who paid for him to be educated at Eton College. A star pupil, George went to Christ Church, Oxford before becoming a lawyer in 1790. George Canning's uncle, a reformer, arranged for him to meet leading Whig politicians such as Charles Fox. After a period under the influence of Fox, George Canning met the Tory, William Pitt....   [tags: Papers] 769 words
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Depiction and Development of the Knight Hero in Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival - Introduction Wolfram von Eschenbach’s epic poem Parzival stands as one of the richest and most profound literary works to have survived from the middle ages. Lost in obscurity for centuries until rediscovered and republished by Karl Lachmann in 1833, the poem enjoyed at least as great a popularity when it was first composed as it does among today’s readers: Some eighty manuscripts have been preserved, in whole or in part, from Wolfram’s era (Poag 40). Among the more intriguing aspects of the work is Wolfram’s handling of the depiction and development of two of the story’s primary characters, the knights Gahmuret and Parzival, father and son....   [tags: Eschenbach Parzival Essays]
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Comparing Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now - Parallels in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now         In the interpretation and comparison of Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now there begins to unfold a list of similarities that can be linked to Arturian legend, particularly the quest of the grail. Marlow, or Willard can be viewed as the knight who has been sent on a mythic quest, the specific task being the recovery or assassination of Kurtz, the mythic god-man linked to the Fisher King in Arthurian romance. Conrad specifically modeled his novel on these legends, while Coppola expanded on the concept, using Conrad as a stepping off point and drawing from J.G....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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Capturing Real Life in Jane Austen's Emma - Capturing Real Life in Emma   Jane Austen deliberately confined herself to the realistic portrayal of a segment of contemporary English life-upper middle-class society. The heroine, Emma Woodhouse, lives on her father's estate at Hartfield which is in effect an adjunct of the village of Highbury 'in spite of its separate lawns and shrubberies'. Mr. Weston's estate of Randals is in the parish of Highbury, and Mr. Knightley's Donwell Abbey is situated in the neighbouring parish, within comfortable walking distance....   [tags: Austen Emma Essays]
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Robert Graves - “Lost” is what they are called, “the lost poets” of World War I. The name is partially true, the stories of war they heard as boys became their reality and if they survived would be haunting memories. They would look in the mirror and see there bright youth was stolen and replaced with weary lines. Some had scars you could see like as if they were drawn all over their bodies or the emotional scars that were hidden beneath the surface. Some chose to bottle it up or force themselves to forget, while others would run to the safety of what we call their “poetry”....   [tags: lost poets, poetry, World War One, WW1]
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Pat Barker's Regeneration - Pat Barker's Regeneration In her novel Regeneration, Pat Barker uses character development to emphasize the various themes in the novel. Pat Barker includes Robert Graves, a well known poet and writer, as a secondary character in a fictional setting. We are first introduced to Robert Graves on page five, where he meets with a very good friend Siegfried Sassoon in the lounge of the Exchange Hotel. During their conversation, they express, through their actions and language, a deep love for one another....   [tags: Pat Barker Regeneration Essays]
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Joan of Arc - Joan of Arc Anno Domini 1412 N the night of the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6th)2 at the end of the medieval Christmas season, in the year 1412 during the final waning period of relative peace secured by the Truce of Leulinghen, a baby was born to Jacques Darc and his wife Isabelle in the village of Domrémy....   [tags: Papers] 804 words
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Comparing Fosco and Glyde to Villains - Comparing Fosco and Glyde to Villains A villain is somebody who is devious, cunning, and in most cases he or she is intelligent. In almost all-good English literature there are villains, from the woman in white itself to Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. Villains usually play a large part in books and are typically two faced, violent, and with only their interests in mind. They play with people's emotions in order to gain the best out of them, and are often multi-faceted. In the woman in White there are two main villains, Count Fosco, and Sir Percival Glyde....   [tags: Papers] 1068 words
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Dale Carnegie vs Horatio Alger - As Percy Bysshe Shelley said “There is no real wealth but the labor of man.” Often called the land of opportunity, the United States of America is known for its free market economy. In this free market economy, America has planted the seed for future entrepreneurs. Throughout time, this seed will eventually grow into a tree that will bear the fruits of one’s labor. However, many entrepreneurs have found different ways to cultivate this seed to bear fruit. Such two men named Dale Carnegie and Horatio Alger have given the world two of the most famous business philosophies....   [tags: hard work, dedication, philosophy]
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The Demons Inside - The Demons Inside Latent in every man, there resides a demonic force. This so-called force is generally kept in check by the rational part of human nature, but in the absence of reason or social pressure, it breaks out in barbaric bloodletting. William Golding said this and displayed his beliefs in his novel, The Lord of the Flies. The boys start out very much civilized, but by the time of their rescue, have lost all hope of order. Golding uses many symbols in his novel to represent the deterioration of order and civilization....   [tags: Papers] 697 words
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The Woman In White, by Wilkie Collins - The Woman In White, by Wilkie Collins, is a successful gothic novel of the 19th century. It is a 3-volume novel; each volume (epoch) finishing with the reader eagerly waiting to read the next one, therefore there are many unanswered questions, in or... The Woman In White, by Wilkie Collins, is a successful gothic novel of the 19th century. It is a 3-volume novel; each ‘volume’ (epoch) finishing with the reader eagerly waiting to read the next one, therefore there are many unanswered questions, in order for the reader to continue reading....   [tags: English Literature] 1651 words
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The Placebo Effect: Defendable Deception? - Buddha once said, “The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” The human brain possesses abilities and powers far beyond what one could ever imagine. Throughout the years, various studies have proven the brain’s capability to heal the body in a phenomenon known as the placebo effect. In short, this effect occurs when a doctor prescribes faux pills or gives fake operations to his patient, and the patient still recovers because of the immense power of the mind. Though employing the placebo effect means a doctor deceives his patient, this practice encounters much success; therefore, it should be allowed....   [tags: health, power of the mind]
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Pluto: The Downgraded Planet - Introduction Pluto will always be considered a planet to me despite what NASA and the IAU has to say about it. As a kid, I was always fascinated by Pluto; since it was the smallest of the 9 planets. The main reason was because it is the smallest of the planets in our solar system and was the last of the 9 planets to be discovered. In 2006, when I learned that Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), I was disappointed because it no longer met the newly developed criteria for it to be categorized as a planet....   [tags: plutoid, astronomy, dwarf planet]
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Graham Greene's The Human Factor - Graham Greene's The Human Factor "Love was a total risk. Literature had always so proclaimed it. Tristan, Anna Karenina, even the lust of Lovelace - he had glanced at the last volume of Clarissa [13]." People are torn apart from one another simply because of a lack of understanding or a difference in each individual's definition of life. The highest hopes, dreams, and aspirations of one person may be trivial in the eyes of another. The way that one would define love, good, and evil could very well be the exact opposite of another's definition....   [tags: Graham Greene Human Factor] 1209 words
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Presidential Elections and Voters - Presidential Elections and Voters In order for one to become president of the United States, he or she must gain the votes from the public. There are various ways of getting votes. Nominees go through months of campaigning to get the votes necessary to win the state. Some believe that the public makes the decision for president long before the campaigns even start, and others believe that the campaigns are necessary to gain votes for a president....   [tags: Elections President Government Politics ] 1434 words
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For The Love of Money: The Women in White by Wilkie Collins - Wilkie Collins’ The Women in White begins in the perspective of Walter Hartright, a drawing master who has recently taken a job and is on his way. While traveling he helps a woman in white named Anne Catherick. Hartright thinks nothing of the encounter except that he found it odd the she was dressed in all white. But he later finds out that she has escaped from an asylum and is on the run. After finally arriving and prospering at his new job, Hartright takes a liking to Miss Laura Fairlie and befriends Marian Halcombe, her half-sister....   [tags: identity, laura glyde, anne catherick]
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Suspenseful Plot in Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White - The nineteenth century mystery novel The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins excites the reader with detailed descriptions and a suspenseful plot. The testimony of multiple characters reveals the story of Laura Fairlie’s arranged marriage to Sir Percival Glyde. Percival’s friend, Count Fosco, is at his side, and Marian Halcombe, Laura’s half-sister, is at her side. Walter Hartright, a watercolor artist, finds himself residing with Laura temporarily as he is hired to teach her his art. The two soon fall in love, changing Laura’s plans to marry Percival....   [tags: the woman in white]
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Harry Potter and the Holy Grail - Two of the best things in the world, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “Harry Potter,” have a good deal in common. Other than the vast amount of space reserved in my brain for storing quotes and random facts from these two stories, both tales share many similar objects, plot devices, character attributes, and themes. Even though Python's “Holy Grail” is an exact historical representation of the Arthurian Grail legend, some might argue that the “Harry Potter” story is more reflective of the actual ancient texts than the 1974 film....   [tags: Film] 1128 words
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Civilization's Connection to Morals and Savagery - The comedian Bill Cosby once said, "Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them." However humorous of a statement this is, it was not that unique of a concept. Diverging from society and creating new laws is not a concept created in recent-time. Several people have created new societies, such as the Puritans, who wished to achieve religious freedom in the United States. A modern-day example of the creation of new civilizations was the foundation of a Jewish state in Palestine....   [tags: Lord of the Flies Literary Analysis]
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Wilkie Collins’ The Woman In White: 19th Century Victorian femininity exposed through the accounts of multiple narrators - Wilkie Collins’ The Woman In White: 19th Century Victorian femininity exposed through the accounts of multiple narrators Readers of nineteenth century British literature imagine typical Victorian women to be flighty, emotionally charged, and fully dependent on the men in their lives. One envisions a corseted woman who is a dutiful wife, pleasant entertainer, and always the model of etiquette. Wilkie Collins acknowledges this stereotype in his novel The Woman in White, but he contradicts this image by creating strong women in the characters of Marian Halcombe, and to a lesser extent, of Laura Fairlie....   [tags: Woman White Wilkie Collins Papers]
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Woman in White - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (post 1914) and The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (pre 1914) I chose the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" as I had read it a while ago and had enjoyed it a great deal, I was also interested in the themes and subjects covered in it, such as: Prejudice, innocence, how a mind set affects peoples opinions etc My only problem was I had no idea what to compare it to as I am not a huge fan of classical literature, and do not know many books of this style. My teacher suggested I try either "Jane Eyre" or "The Woman in White", as they both covered the themes and subjects of "To Kill a Mockingbird"....   [tags: Compare Contrast Lee Woman White Essays] 3629 words
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Ireland and the Great Potato Famine - Ireland and the Great Potato Famine Ireland has a long, and very interesting history. A very interesting and important part of this history is the great potato famine. This famine was a turning point in Irish history. It was the cause of the great flloods of immigrants into the United States and into England, and was the origin of the stereotype of Irish people being poverty ridden. The history of Ireland is important in understanding the famine. The conditions which turned the failure of a single crop into a national disaster were a product of a turbulent relationship between the Irish people and their English rulers (Percival 15)....   [tags: Papers] 670 words
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The Significance of Plot Events within the Psychoanalysis Theory in Lord of the Flies - The Significance of Plot Events within the Psychoanalysis Theory in Lord of the Flies Sigmund Freud’s theory on the components of the human mind has been around for over a century, and although not used much anymore, Psychoanalysis is a useful tool for decoding many pieces of literature. In this case, Freud’s theory is especially useful in finding an allegory for William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. For the most part, the Psychoanalysis theory is used in terms of the three components of the mind; the Id, the Ego and the Superego....   [tags: allegory, events, island, murder, rescue] 956 words
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