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Hope Leslie by Catharine Maria Sedgwick - Hope Leslie by Catharine Maria Sedgwick American Puritans in the 17th century were known for their fervor for personal godliness and doctrinal correctness. In addition to believing in the absolute sovereignty of God, the total depravity of man, and the complete dependence of human beings on divine grace for salvation, they stressed the importance of personal religious experience. In her novel Hope Leslie, Catharine Maria Sedgwick critiques the idea of Puritanism and shows its deficiencies through the characters of Everell Fletcher, Hope Leslie, and Magawisca....   [tags: Hope Leslie Catharine maria Sedgwick Essays] 1566 words
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Appearance vs. Reality in Sedgwick's Hope Leslie - Appearance vs. Reality in Sedgwick's Hope Leslie        In her novel, Hope Leslie, Catharine Maria Sedgwick supplants the importance of strict adherence to religious tenets with the significance the human conscience and following one's own heart. This central theme of the novel is intimated to the reader in the scene where Sir Philip Gardiner, a character that completely defies this ideal, is described. Although he "had a certain erect and gallant bearing that marks a man of the world . . . his dress was strictly puritanical" (124)....   [tags: Hope Leslie Essays]
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Catharine Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie, Stephen Gould’s Dinosaur in a Haystack, and Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm - Catharine Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie, Stephen Gould’s Dinosaur in a Haystack, and Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm all display similar characteristics, so that though they are seemingly unrelated, they can be compared. Mainly the comparisons exist through the imagery the authors use to weave the stories together, the structure of each book, the authority of each author, and the use of nature. A character or objects are the images that the three authors use to tie the plots of the books together....   [tags: Hope Leslie Dinasaur Haystack Perfect Essays] 1610 words
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Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s A New-England Tale and Hope Leslie - Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s A New-England Tale and Hope Leslie - Opening Doors for Women Limited opportunities for women to share their opinions publicly throughout the Nineteenth century caused an abundance of females to communicate their ideas through writing. Catharine Maria Sedgwick was among the first of American authors to publish historical and other fiction. Much of her work deals with the role of white women in society, especially involving the Cult of Domesticity or True Womanhood....   [tags: New England Tale Essays]
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Hope Leslie, The Perfect Storm, and Dinosaur in a Haystack - Hope Leslie, The Perfect Storm, and Dinosaur in a Haystack The three books, Hope Leslie, by Catharine Maria Sedgwick, The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger, and Dinosaur in a Haystack, by Stephen Jay Gould, each persuade the reader to see a one sided story. The reader believes each author and allows himself to be persuaded for two reasons. One reason is he has confidence in the writer because he has not researched the 16th century, nor ever delved into the scientific world of evolution, nor investigated the perfect storm that sunk the Andrea Gail....   [tags: Persuasive Writing Essays] 979 words
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The Authors Sedgwick, Gould, and Otto - Sedgwick's Hope Leslie, Gould's Dinosaur in a Haystack, and Otto's How To Make an American Quilt The authors Sedgwick, Gould, and Otto use structure in their books to get their points across. Sedgwick, author of Hope Leslie, divides her novel into two parts and chapters. Gould, author of Dinosaur in a Haystack, uses his book to present specific, autonomous essays and state his own views through literary snobbery. Otto, author of How To Make an American Quilt, divides her chapters up by first presenting instructions on how to make a quilt and then a story of one of the ladies of the quilting circle....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 1046 words
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Comparing Authority in Hope Leslie, Dinosaur in the Haystack, and A River Runs Through It - Authority in Hope Leslie, Dinosaur in the Haystack, and A River Runs Through It Authority is portrayed differently by each individual in life. Authority is portrayed by knowledge, wisdom, tone, and wording. The languages of authority are too numerable to count. In the novels Hope Leslie, Dinosaur in the Haystack, and A River Runs Through It the authors use three different techniques to portray authority while using religion and scripture to describe their arguments. Stephen Jay Gould demands authority because of the extensive studying he performs and yearns for knowledge that he possesses....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 625 words
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Catharine Maria Sedgewick's Hope Leslie - Catharine Maria Sedgewick's Hope Leslie The title character of Catharine Maria Sedgewick’s novel, Hope Leslie, defies the standards to which women of the era were to adhere. Sedgewick’s novel is set in New England during the 17th century after the Puritans had broken away from the Church of England. Hope Leslie lives in a repressive Puritan society in which women behave passively, submit to the males around them, and live by the Bible. They allow the men of their family to make decisions for them and rarely, if ever, convey an opinion that differs from the status quo....   [tags: Sedgewick Hope Leslie Essays] 863 words
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Female Independence in Catharine Maria Sedgewick's Hope Leslie and Kelly Clarkson's Song Miss Independent - Female Independence in Catharine Maria Sedgewick's Hope Leslie and Kelly Clarkson's Song "Miss Independent" Authors have addressed the topic of female independence in various literary styles, including novels, novellas, and poetry. In our society today, independence for women is one of the main topics of many songs. The concept of female independence has changed over the years; people have gone from frowning upon female independence to celebrating it. Both Catharine Maria Sedgewick and pop singer Kelly Clarkson address female behavior that now, in the 21st century, is typical for many women....   [tags: Hope Leslie Sedgewick Clarkson Essays] 1312 words
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Religion in Chatharine Sedwick's Hope Leslie, Stephen Jay Gould's Dinosaur in a Haystack and Norman Mclean's A River Runs Through It - Religion in Chatharine Sedwick's Hope Leslie, Stephen Jay Gould's Dinosaur in a Haystack and Norman Mclean's A River Runs Through It In Hope Leslie, by Catharine Sedwick; Dinosaur in a Haystack, by Stephen Jay Gould, and A River Runs Through it, by Norman Maclean; the authors use religion in order to give the reader an insight on the stories and ideas they present, as well as gaining respect in the reader’s minds. All people can relate to religion, in one way or the other. Therefore, people have a sense of what the author is trying to express as well as giving the author a universal sense of respect....   [tags: Hope Leslie Dinasaur Haystack River Runs Through] 914 words
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Comparing Cooper and Sedgewick - Cora Munro is the heroine in The Last of the Mohicans. Cora is racially mixed and this became an issue in the novel because of interracial relationships. In Hope Leslie, Hope also is faced with a relationship that is not acceptable. She is in love with her adopted brother, Everell. This departs from the Puritan beliefs. Winthrop opposes this at the end of the novel. At the beginning of the novel The Last of the Mohicans, Major Heyward fell in love with Cora, but upon discovering her heritage, he quickly began to fall in love with Alice....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 874 words
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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's Tendencies: Queerness and Oppression - Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's Tendencies: Queerness and Oppression Over the last two decades or so, the idea of queerness is one that has been utilized and considered by individuals and communities of marginalized sexualities and genders. The concept is one that has attempted to broaden and deconstruct traditional notions of gender and sexuality in order to include all of their incarnations as valid experiences and identities. Queerness endeavors to include all of those who feel they are a part of it yet, seemingly, not everyone can be queer without changing the very nature of queerness....   [tags: Sedgwick Tendencies Sexuality Essays]
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Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko - The novel Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko follows a young man, Tayo through his journey beginning when he returns home to the Laguna Pueblo Reservation, from World War Two; and is very ill. During the narrative Silko introduces us to Tayo's life before the war, which gives insight to reasons of why Tayo is ill. Through out his illness Tayo goes through many ceremonies both literally and metaphorically to try to cure his ailment. One of the ceremonies that is performed, is lead by Old Ku'oosh, the medicine man, where he performs a cleansing ceremony for someone who has killed someone in battle, even though Tayo doesn't recall killing anyone....   [tags: Ceremony Leslie Silko] 1660 words
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Afghanistan: A Country of No Hope - Do you remember the days when you would hear about a Canadian solider being killed in Afghanistan and the feelings of sorrow and sympathy for the soldier’s family that you felt. Do you think that those 158 soldiers died in an attempt towards creating a better future for Afghanistan and that the military should still stay there as a contribution to “world peace”. Well the fact is their lives were wasted, over the course of eleven years, we haven’t done many positive things grand scale of things in Afghanistan....   [tags: military, hope, war, peace] 1095 words
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Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony - Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony Over the years, after wars and famine, peace-time and floods, few things have persisted to survive. Society, art, and other intangible objects as these are survivors of two millennia of human “progress”. Intelligent concepts and premises have also survived, as have emotions and morals. Even as these outstanding examples of humanity have survived, so have some less affirmative ideals lived on through our fore-bearers. Cultural, ideological, religious, and political supremacy are still abound today, as much as they were 50, 100, and even 5,000 years ago....   [tags: Leslie Marmon Silko Ceremony Racism Essays]
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Cultural Healing in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony - Cultural Healing in Ceremony     Leslie Marmon Silko is a Native American from New Mexico and is part of the Laguna tribe.  She received a MacArthur "genius" award and was considered one of the 135 most significant women writers ever.  Her home state has named her a living cultural treasure.  (Jaskoski, 1)  Her well-known novel Ceremony follows a half-breed named Tayo through his realization and healing process that he desperately needs when he returns from the horrors of World War II.  This is a process that takes him back to the history of his culture.        Tayo returns home when World War II ends in 1945.  He feels alienated from his home and hardly desires to live any lo...   [tags: Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony]
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Hope and Fear in Dr. Faustus and Paradise Lost - Hope and fear are two powerful emotions that affect the main characters in both Dr. Faustus and Paradise Lost. The characters in both stories all have their own hopes, but they are all tested, tempted, and eventually led into committing sin by the Devil, who uses his ability to spread fear to manipulate the characters’ actions. While Adam, Eve, and Dr. Faustus all eventually give in to their fear of Satan and lose grace with God, the fate of Adam and Eve differs than that of Dr. Faustus, because the hopes of Adam and Eve were different than that of Dr....   [tags: satan, sin, hope, intelligent] 680 words
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Finding Hope in James Muyskens' The Sufficiency of Hope - Finding Hope in James Muyskens' The Sufficiency of Hope Most people hope the world is the way they believe it is. That is, most people hope that their view of the world is right. They usually do not hope for the truth about things to be much better than what they suppose it is. Sometimes the hope is a factor in causing the belief; sometimes the hope stems from the desire to be right about one's belief; and in some cases the hope may follow the belief, i.e., one becomes accustomed even to an austere view of the world and finally comes to prefer it....   [tags: Muyskens Sufficiency of Hope]
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Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus - Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus "Hope for the Flowers" is a story about a caterpillar, Stripe, who was born in this world and lived a normal life as expected from a caterpillar: eating and growing bigger. However, he became tired of doing such routine over and over again and thought that there must be something more to life. So he left the tree which served as his home from the very start and went out to the world to wander. Yes, he was fascinated with things he saw, but he was unsatisfied, until he found a caterpillar pillar rising up the sky with the top impossible to see....   [tags: Paulus Hope Flowers Story] 1586 words
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Hope by Emily Dickinson - Hope by Emily Dickinson As a literary woman of the nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson wrote, . ?Hope. is a things with feathers- that perches in the soul- and sings a tune without the words- and never stops- at all.. Are you listening. Does your soul too sing a melody, an ongoing tune to which you delicately move, and never stop. Here Dickinson suggests an aspect of life, a struggle for spiritual freedom, that applies to many women within the nineteenth century, as well as the women of today. My consciousness speaks to me; a spark of hope rests inside my soul, hoping to emerge into the sunlight of each new day....   [tags: Papers Emily Dickinson Hope Essays]
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Catherine Sedgwick's A New England Tale - Catherine Sedgwick’s A New England Tale is the story of Jane a young woman who is cast into a family where she is looked down upon, but through her trial and tribulations remains strong in her faith in God. Jonathan Edwards’ sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God focuses on those who lose faith and overlook the power of God’s hand, and by doing so will be sent to hell to repent their sins. Throughout the novel by Sedgwick and the sermon by Edwards it is the importance of moving forwards in life while staying faithful and true to God without sin remains the focus of the pieces....   [tags: God, Sinners, Analysis] 826 words
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Catherine Sedgwick's A New England Tale - Catherine Sedgwick’s A New England Tale is the story of Jane a young woman who is cast into a family where she is looked down upon, but through her trial and tribulations remains strong in her faith in God. Jonathan Edwards’ sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God focuses on those who lose faith and overlook the power of God’s hand, and by doing so will be sent to hell to repent their sins. Throughout the novel by Sedgwick and the sermon by Edwards it is the importance of moving forwards in life while staying faithful and true to God without sin remains the focus of the pieces....   [tags: Sin, God, Novel Analysis] 986 words
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Cedric Jennings in A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind - Cedric Jennings in A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind Throughout the novel, A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind, Cedric Jennings is a minority student in a poor, inner city school, trying to fight his way up to the top. He has a greater hope for himself than the overwhelming majority of the other students at Ballou High. Cedric faces many challenges to eventually make his way to Brown University. According to Labaree, Cedric is exercising the goal of social mobility, meaning that he works against the competition to get into a high-ranking college and hopefully a well-paying job....   [tags: Hope in the Unseen Ron Suskind]
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Leslie - Throughout my life I have encountered many people worthy of admiration. My mom and dad have taught me to look up to people who work hard at life. People who choose to be kind to others make the world a better place. The person I value the most acquires these traits. She is the mother of my best friend and is very close to my family. Leslie Harris is a kind, charismatic person, and I have grown to truly admire her. Leslie’s kindness and concern for others are very admirable. First, she is a kind and happy person....   [tags: People] 711 words
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Legacy of Leslie Marmon Silko - Historical / Cultural Background Leslie Marmon Silko was born on March 5, 1948 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Leland (Lee) Howard Marmon and Mary Virginia Leslie. She is Pueblo Laguna, Mexican and Euro-American heritage. Silko grew up near the Laguna Pueblo Indian Reservation in Southwest New Mexico. She attended both BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) schools and parochial schools. Her Native American family made sure she had an understanding of Native American traditions which included storytelling, and a deep appreciation of the land and customs of Native people from her grandmother and aunts (Hunter, 2006)....   [tags: native american literature, race, ethnicity]
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Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko - The inherent desire to belong to a group is one that is fundamental to human nature. In his article “Evolution and Our Inner Conflict,” Edward O. Wilson writes, “A person’s membership in his group – his tribe – is a large part of his identity.” Wilson explores multilevel group selection and the proclivity for people to define themselves based on their belonging to the group. He goes on to say that people often form these groups with those who look like them and belong to the same culture or ethnic group....   [tags: inherent desire to belong to a group] 858 words
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Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony - The central conflict of Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony is Tayo's struggle to gain psychological wholeness in the face of various traumatic experiences, ranging from a troubled childhood to cultural marginalization and combat experiences during World War II. Throughout the novel, the key to Tayo's psychological recovery is his rediscovery of Native American cultural practices. Most of the crucial turning points in the novel occur when Tayo listens to, takes part in, or learns more about Native American cultural traditions....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Psychology] 1674 words
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Leslie Silko's Ceremony - In Ceremony, Leslie Silko brilliantly crosses racial styles of humor in order to cure the foolish delusions readers may have, if we think we are superior to Indians or inferior to whites, or perhaps superior to whites or inferior to Indians. Silko plays off affectionate Pueblo humor against the black humor so prominent in 20th-century white culture. This comic strategy has the end-result of opening our eyes to our general foolishness, and also to the possibility of combining the merits of all races....   [tags: Ceremony Essays] 2125 words
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The Compositions of Erik Alfred Leslie Satie - Erik Alfred Leslie Satie, born May 17th 1866 to Scottish born Jane Leslie Anton and Norman born Alfred Satie in Honfleur, France. Satie is a well-remembered figure of 20th Century composers and pianist, who had always described himself as “a medieval musician who had wandered by mistake into the 20th Century”(1). Satie had suffered family tragedies in his early childhood losing his mother, Jane, at the age of 6. He was sent to live with his grandparents in 1872, along with his siblings. When he lived with his grandparents he started his musical career....   [tags: Satie's Compositions]
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Analysis of Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko - People often feel that their opinions do not matter, that they cannot make a difference. This is untrue, one person does have the ability to change an outcome, halt or finalize a decision, and even build or destroy a culture. In the novel Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko, this is witnessed in the character Auntie, a dominating, selfish woman who will do anything to gain a respectable status in the community. In an attempt to gain acceptance from both Native and Western societies, Auntie metaphorically "kills" her own child which in turn destroys the Native American culture....   [tags: Ceremony Essays] 411 words
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Hope for the Other - Every opinion or analysis must have a perspective from which it is formed. These analyses construct a narrative involving a “favored” side and an “other” side, based on the place from which the analyst writes. Neutrality is difficult when writing about a topic one cares deeply about. For example, it is not disputed that five members of the British army entered the Egyptian village of Denshawi in 1906. It is when this fact is put into some sort of context that perspective and bias enter into an author’s account....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2419 words
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The Flame of Hope - The Flame of Hope All at once, a blast reverberated off the walls, knocking debris from the ceiling. Screams were heard immediately after, fearing that would be the decisive one. The bomb that would bury us alive. The lights flickered once, twice, then darkness engulfed the population. The last six days have been spent in a concrete bunker, hundreds of feet below the desolate ground. Terror struck us in every waking moment; nightmares haunted us throughout the night. Of course we were frightened: We were the only human beings left....   [tags: short story] 1179 words
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Calvinism: A Look Into Domestic Life in Catherine Sedgwick's Novel, A New England Tale - Catharine Sedgwick’s novel, A New-England Tale, tells the story of an orphan, Jane Elton, who “fights to preserve her honesty and her dignity in a household where religion is much talked about but little practiced” (Back Cover). The story take place in the 1820s, a time when many children were suffering in silence due to the fact that there was really no way to get people to understand exactly how bad things were for them. The only way anyone could ever really get a true understanding of the lives of the children in these households would be by knowing what took place in their homes....   [tags: orphan, religion, reverence]
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Term Paper - The phrase ‘American Renaissance,’ as applied to literature, was popularly established by the Harvard scholar F. O. Matthiessen in his 1941 book American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman. Matthiessen calls the years between 1850 and 1855 an “extraordinarily concentrated moment of literary expression.” (p. vii) This text centers its discussion around five nineteenth century authors—none of which include women. They are: Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman....   [tags: expression, phrase, history]
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Inspiring in the Article, Woman in Combat Zone by Leslie Marmon - ... This is something that should be taught in schools to young teenage girls, really to all women. It is important to understand that we can and should defend ourselves physically. I could go on and on about the essay itself, but I wanted to do some research for myself. How a woman can better protect herself and be more aware of the things going on around her. I know at times we can all feel frightened or intimidated. Personal safety has become an issue of importance for everyone. For women. I’ve learned that one of the first lines of defense is being aware of ourselves, surroundings, and your potential attacker’s likely strategies....   [tags: defend, crime, attackers] 802 words
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Loss and Symbolism in Lullaby by Leslie Marmon Silko - Lullaby, by Leslie Marmon Silko, is a story about and old, Navajo woman that is reflecting on some of the saddest events in her life. Lullaby shows how the white people have damaged the Native American life style, culture and traditions. Loss and symbolism are two major themes in this story. Loss in lullaby is a theme that shows the fall of a culture. Ayah, the main character, through the story laments the death of her son Jimmie. When the white doctors came and took away her children, she mourned that Jimmie was not there to defend his family....   [tags: navajo, white, culture, lifestyle, traditions] 574 words
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Glimmer of Hope - In the darkest of places, the hardest of times, or the lowest of lows, hope can always be found. “Hope Is a Tattered Flag,” by Carl Sandburg, illustrates where hope can be found, even when it seems like all is lost. This optimistic poem focuses on the depth of hope and the many aspects of life in which it lies. The setting of the work is in America amid a time of depression and hardship during the 1930s. In these trying times, all people were struggling to find their own gleam of hope anywhere they could....   [tags: Analysis, Carl Sandburg] 1310 words
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Suffering and Hope - Most people think that suffering is a random, natural part of life but in actuality suffering is a mechanism used by the gods to either teach humanity a less, or use it for their own selfish needs. Throughout the book of Job God, or Yahweh used suffering to prove to the Accuser that he was loyal to Him, and not only because God had given Job a blessed life. The Roman pagan gods used suffer for their own personal vendetta such as when Odysseus blinded the Cyclops, who was the son of the Roman god Poseidon, and to get back at Odysseus Poseidon created a storm so he could not get home to make him suffer his homesickness further....   [tags: Purpose, God, Book of Job]
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Homoeroticism in the novel Between Men by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick - "Homoeroticism in The Monk and Christabel" The Monk In Between Men Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick presents an idea of the "Male homosocial continuum", which is outlined on our poster. In analysing the relationship between Ambrosio and Rosario, it is evident that the two share a "social bond"; yet whether or not this bond is evidence of desire is uncertain. Kosofsky Sedgwick also describes points of 'radical disruption', which in The Monk appear to result from the heterosexist framework to which we are introduced on the very first page, through Lewis' statement: "The Men came to see the Women"....   [tags: literature gothic fiction homosexual gay]
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Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony - Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony In Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, the gender roles of three women are significant to the development of Tayo as being half-white and half-Indian. These three women are Tayo's birth mother, Auntie, and Old Grandma. His mother left him when he was four years old and that began his sense of emptiness and abandonment. She could not bear to raise a child that brought the reservation shame by her mistake. Auntie raised Tayo and was the mother figure he lacked....   [tags: essays papers] 534 words
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Exploration of the Divergent Cultural Relationships with Land in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony - Exploration of the Divergent Cultural Relationships with Land in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony In her novel, Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko uncovers the innumerable contrasts of the white ranchers and the Native Americans. The natives feel helpless as the whites spill themselves upon the contiguous hillsides and valleys. The commanding whites steal the land which had never before belonged to any single entity. Unable to retain their land, the Native Americans can only continue their existence on the allotted land, and attempt to cleave unto their heritage that is contained in the very soil beneath the mountains....   [tags: Papers] 1773 words
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Leslie twiggy Hornby - "At 17 Leslie Hornby took hold of the world. At 21 she let it go, she was the original waif, a 60’s phenomenon a superstar. She was Twiggy" (Vogue). Leslie Hornby was the revolutionary woman who changed the idea of beauty in the eyes of the fashion industry and the entire world. Twiggy exemplified the androgynous mod look that swept America as it had Britain and much of Europe in the 1960’s. She healthily maintained a 5 ft 6 1/2 inch 90 lb body. Based on her thin figure, a nickname of "Twiggy" was derived....   [tags: essays research papers] 1283 words
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Bible: Hope in the Letters of Paul - Hope (in Paul) The term “hope” appeared many times within the letters of Paul, fifty-four in the NIV Bible to be exact. The Greek term that Paul used for “hope”, “ἐλπίς ”, conveys a sense of trust in a divinely given future. Paul amplified this definition for hope in Romans; he wrote, “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?” Paul expressed this same idea that hope comes through God throughout his letters . Paul prayed, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” This verse of prayer clearly exemplified Paul’s belief t...   [tags: god, christians, New Testament]
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Scrooge a Christmas Musical by Leslie Bricusse - Scrooge a Christmas Musical by Leslie Bricusse The play that I read for my independent reading report was Leslie Bricusse's "Scrooge". This play is a Christmas musical, which takes place in the 1800's. It stars Ebenezer Scrooge, a grouchy old businessman who hates Christmas, and every other day of the year. All he cares about is money, and his own personal gain. Not caring about his employees, he tries to make Bob Cratchit work on Christmas. But after a lot of pleading, Scrooge lets him off for Christmas, but cuts his pay....   [tags: Free Essays] 417 words
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The Audacity of Hope: A Rhetorical Analysis - Hope, by definition means to look forward to something with reasonable desire and confidence. Hope also means a person or thing in which expectations are centered. When discussing the word hope, one must consider the core values by which the word works around. You could hope for financial success, world peace, or simply hope for some good out of your day. In 2006, Barack Obama wrote the political biography The Audacity of Hope to outline his core political and spiritual beliefs, as well as his opinions on different aspects of American culture....   [tags: Politics]
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Theologies Rooted in the Concept of Hope - Theology is “how we try to articulate our interpretations into symbols, rituals, doctrine, ethics, and other norms for behaviour” (Hetherington, Sept 20, 2013). Theology is present in all religions and helps to understand different aspects of religion better. In theology, one prominent factor is the idea of hope. Hope is not simply an optimistic view on life. Hope is the human yearning and working for something better. There are many theologies that try to work toward this image that hope gives them....   [tags: feminist, liberation theology, ecotheology] 860 words
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There is No Hope of Doing Perfect Research - There are two ways of looking at research and perfect research. Conceptually, these two are oxymoron. Research is done to understand the unknown or clear doubts about the known. Perfect research is possible only when you have the full knowledge of the subject of investigation so have no room for mistakes or bias in planning, formulating, and executing the research and drawing conclusions from it. If you know everything about the subject and have no doubt about it, then there is no need for perfect research....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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A Ray of Hope for the Medical Field - Stem Cell Research has been a controversial subject since its debut in 1998. Although, the use of human embryonic stem cells (the non-specialized cells of a human embryo) continues to be the most talked about part of this extensive research, scientists have found that adult, fetal and cord blood stem cells are useful as well. Studies performed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison show that the cell lines are capable of becoming different cells in the body and have the potential to treat and cure a number of diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes and even Cancer....   [tags: human development, stem cells,therapeutic medicine]
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Freedom Writers - A Message of Hope - 2007 drama film, Freedom Writers, directed and written by Richard LaGravenese (whose previous screenplays include The Fisher King and The Bridges of Madison County) starring Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey. It is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell (teacher by profession) who wrote the story based on Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach, California. Hilary Swank stars in this enthralling movie of ghetto kids raised on street corners, underprivileged boys and girls who use drugs, have served time in prison, and are very angry about living in a war zone where people are killed regularly on the streets....   [tags: Film Review] 850 words
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America, A Land of False Hope - Work hard and stay committed and eventually all of your dreams will come true. This promise is known as part of the American Dream. It is said that with a little bit of hard work and dedication one can end up on the top of the social classes. After all, this is the land of endless opportunity. However, reality is striking most Americans on their way to the top. People are now starting to realize that this land of endless opportunity does have a lot of limitations and setbacks. The majority of these setbacks come from the uneven wealth distribution in America....   [tags: dreams, dedication, wealth]
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Spotless in Leslie Marmon Silko's "Ceremony" - Leslie Marmon Silko uses the idea of being speckled and/or spotless in her book Ceremony. To try to be spotless is the Laguna people trying to become a part of white society, hence, becoming separated from the Earth and from the roots, tradition, beliefs, rituals and customs of the Native American way. It is letting in white society with the belief that it can somehow improve you. It is destructive change that takes a person away from the Earth. It is change that specifies and names possessions and makes you question your own beliefs....   [tags: American Literature] 1310 words
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The Shadow of a Rainbow and Never Cry Wolf - It has been said that the wolf is one of the most voracious and horrifying animals that exist in nature today. But, in all reality, is that actually true. One is unable to make an assumption such as this without a firsthand experience, or so that is expressed in In The Shadow of a Rainbow and Never Cry Wolf. Authors Robert Franklin Leslie and Farley Mowat make every attempt to convey the true nature of the wolf throughout their journeys, as they prove claims falsely accusing wolves, with documented evidence of complete vigilance....   [tags: Robert Franklin Leslie, Farley Mowat, Literature]
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A Tale of Pain and Hope - I think my mask is upside down. Fumbling with the ties behind the gown, my hands appear deformed under the poorly donned gloves. My fiance, the nurse, has long since outfitted and entered. The room's darkness protects photosensitive eyes and partially shrouds the array of electronic and medical technology. The computer monitor scrolls the words of this story in the form of graphs and digits. Beneath lies my fiance's thirteen year-old daughter who is vying against the infection in her spinal fluid....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 703 words
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Absurdism: the Cure for Hope - In Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo, hope, or rather the lack of hope, is used to demonstrate how acceptance is an act of self-preservation, not defeat. Futile hope leads characters in the novels to despair which can only be resolved by giving up the hope which sustains it. By examining the ways in which characters in Pedro Paramo respond to either the preservation or the disillusion of their hope, this essay will determine how that response illustrates the basic principles of absurdism within the texts....   [tags: Juan Rulfo, Pedro Paramo, Literary Analysis]
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Light of Hope by Thomas Kinkade - The painting Light of Hope is a realistic painting of a light house on the coast of an American shore done by contemporary artist Thomas Kinkade. Thomas Kinkade started his career with his first lithograph, and after some time he realized he was inspired to paint not for the money but from his heart. His main goal became glorifying God and spreading His light. Kinkade grew up in Placerville, California and growing up to be a big family man. Often in his paintings he leaves little symbols representing his wife and children....   [tags: artwork, christianity, God, symbolism, glory]
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Analysis of Alec Derwent Hope - ... Thus, Australia's reach and realm of intelligence and power have now been "worn away". In the second stanza, Hope has continued his negative attitude toward Australia by describing it as ‘emptiest’ and ‘dry womb’. Australia was called as a ‘young country’ to which Hope has disagreed. His image in “Australia” is not the traditional one of a young land of promise but an immensely aged land which lacks a real future. The cities and the people are depleted and not original, thereby clinging to an alien soil....   [tags: great Australian poets and critics]
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Fear and Hope in Marigolds - Eugenia Collier’s “Marigolds” is a memoir of a colored girl living in the Great Depression. The story does not focus on the troubles society presents to the narrator (Elizabeth), but rather is focused on the conflict within her. Collier uses marigolds to show that the changes from childhood to adulthood cause fear in Elizabeth, which is the enemy of compassion and hope. “Marigolds” is about change. Collier chose a “fourteen-going-on-fifteen” (1) year old girl because the transition from childhood to adulthood adds layers of conflict to the story....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Eugenia Collier] 657 words
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Hope Grows and Never Fades - “Our horse chestnut [tree] is in full bloom, thickly covered with leaves and much more beautiful than last year.” Anne Frank, 13 May 1944 Hope Grows and Never Fades Anne Frank is a famous author of a book she wrote while she was hiding during World War Two. There was a tree that stood in her neighbor’s garden and she frequently looked at it (Frank 233, 158, 209, 213). The tree gave Anne Frank Hope (Anne Frank Sapling Planted on Capitol Hill). They both shared some time together while a very important and tragic event was going on in the world (Anne Frank Tree)....   [tags: Anne Frank, Nazi Germany, Jews, World History]
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Hope in the Totalitarian Realm - ... Unlike the men who engage freely in homosexual behaviors, there is no sexuality or intimacy that forms between women within the camps. The men see them as dirty and vile, and sex as a necessary means to an end. How, therefore, could these women ever know what love and companionship feels like. Patricia Hill Collins in her work on Black Sexual Politics notes, “Oppression functions not simply by forcing people to submit…but also works by rendering its victims unlovable. Once objectified in their own eyes and in those of their supporters, people police one another and all become more easily exploited and controlled” (Collins 250)....   [tags: religion, manipulation of history]
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The Killer of Hope: Euthanasia - When asked, “Why it is important to accept Euthanasia?” the answer is always about releasing patient from pain, but why take a naïve solution when there is hope. Take a second and think about how will a one say goodbye to the ones he love. The answer is obvious, it is impossible to let go of those we love. Hence, one should keep an open mind to the following lines whether you are against or for Euthanasia. Euthanasia or so called physician assisted death stand for intended cessation of person’s life at situation of terminal illness....   [tags: doctor assisted suicide, the right to die]
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Biography of John Hope Franklin - John Hope Franklin, born January 2nd 1915, was an African-American historian who dedicated his life to the teaching and studying of American history and racial politics, especially that of Southern America. An avid promoter of the teaching, studying and presentation of American history as well as the preservation and access of its materials, Franklin died March 25th 2009. A leading scholar on black American history, Franklin often cited historians as being influential in shaping policy in America and he paved the way for other black scholars....   [tags: african american historian, teaching, inequality]
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The Hope Solo Story - If what does not kill us makes us stronger, then Hope Solo is made of steel. In Hope Solo’s novel Hope Solo: A Memoir of Hope, she is not afraid to speak the truth no matter what people may think of her. Hope learned during her younger years to be open to different ideas and not get discouraged by life’s challenges. She has faced countless obstacles in both her personal life and professional career. Although her persona is very intimidating, Hope is a daddy’s girl, honest, and straight-forward....   [tags: soccer, sports, biography]
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New Hope Oncology Center - The New Hope Oncology Center, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, provides a comprehensive program of care for oncology patients. New Hope provides diagnostic services, surgical procedures and outpatient treatment in one facility. The center is equipped with the most current diagnostic equipment and highly trained personnel to ensure precise results. New Hope is prepared to diagnose and treat various forms of cancer including cancer of the breast, prostate, stomach, lungs and skin cancer. Mechanisms used to detect cancerous cells in the body include x-rays, ultrasounds and biopsies....   [tags: comprehensive program, oncology patients]
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Improving Economy Through Hope - Putnam County, where I live, is one of the poorest counties in Florida. Unemployment, crime and lack of education all contribute to the depressed nature of this community. Many of the citizens here are the third generation in their families to receive welfare. There is a shortage of job opportunities and an indifference toward higher education. Many turn to crime and drugs out of apathy or desperation. If I were given $150,000 to use for a distressed real estate purchase, I would establish the Palatka House of Hope....   [tags: Education, Service, Health] 1021 words
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Creative Writing: Losing Hope - ... “Come on sis. It’s time to go to school, now!” She called again. I was about to add in the line from the movie, Alice in Wonderland, “We’re late. We’re late, for a very important date!” sung by the rabbit. But, something told me that it would not have such a great turn out for me, so, the wonderful reference was locked inside my brain to use for a different time. As I bounded down the stairs, the fowl scent sifting up my nostrils told me I forgot to do something. At the bottom of the stairs I was certain of this mistake when my mother confronted me and asked me, “Open those choppers, let me see.” My mouth opened quite slowly to make sure she understood, that Hope Goodman does not need h...   [tags: quigley, grace, mother, school] 527 words
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Choosing Hope Over Pessimism - III. Evaluation of Sources I have found both sources to be reliable for my purposes. The Federal Election Committee is an agency of the United States government, and it produces perhaps the most accurate statistics in the world, as they come under heavy scrutiny for the impact their information produces. However there have been instances in which the organizations that the federal government uses to tabulate votes in individual states have produced false results. One such instance was in the 2000 presidential election....   [tags: US Election] 743 words
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Hope: A Fictional Narrative - It was a strange night, there seemed to be a chill in the air: my skirt tangled around my soot-covered legs. I tightened my grip on Iris’s Hand. I felt her tense up as we walked thought the ashes. It created a white fog as we stepped closer to the photo. The corner of the frame stuck out of the dust and ash. Burnt tables, furniture, ceiling are scattered around. I picked up the frame slowly, brushing of the debris. The gold frame was still intact. Iris’s lip quivered. I wanted to hug her, comfort her, tell her everything will be okay, but I can’t lie....   [tags: ashes, foster, dream, movie] 1750 words
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Comparing Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko and Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie - Stories are powerful devices that “are all we have, you see, to fight off illness and death” (Silko 1). Within the novels Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko and Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie, stories serve exactly this purpose. Each protagonist, Tayo and Haroun respectively, has an obstacle they must overcome. Tayo is a Native American World War II veteran who suffers from an illness of the mind, which is implied to be Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He is told that a Ceremony is the only way to cure him....   [tags: metaphor, spider web, native american]
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A Hope in the Unseen - A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind is an amazingly touching story for any future teacher. It gives hope to every student who is trying to make it in life. It enforces the importance of teacher expectations, human capital, and cultural capital. It touches on funding issues and the irrelevance of standardized testing. Cedric Jennings' life was everything but easy. He never had the opportunity to take the short, easy path, instead always being forced onto the long, winding road; in Cedric's case it gradually led to a world of success....   [tags: American Literature] 2398 words
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Leslie Silko's, Yellow Woman: An Old Myth Changed into a Modern Story - Yellow Woman Introduction: The concept of the change and longevity of the fairy tale (or myth) is well illustrated in the story “Yellow Woman” by Leslie Silko. Not only is the story a modern explanation of a traditional Native American myth, but the style that Silko uses to tell it evokes and adapts the oral communication style that those old myths were passed down with. The story is also very self-consciously aware of its place as a modern revision of a myth, and makes many internal references to this aspect of itself....   [tags: literary criticism, literary analysis] 908 words
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Topics Covered by Ian Frazier, Leslie Silko, and Gore Vidal - ... Well his article demonstrates that not all people are mean and that even the effort to help someone you don’t know can really be appreciated. This topic I have heard on the news many of times before how people who take the time to help someone they don’t know and just so happened to save that person’s life. We don’t recognize these people enough, but Ian Frazier does, he thanks them and shows how appreciative the woman must’ve felt. I think the students next year should read this article as I did, it is a heartwarming thing to know that there are people who will do random acts of kindness, and it also opened my eyes and made me realize that you don’t even have to do much but just try to...   [tags: herois, weapon, drugs, legal] 873 words
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The Preservation of Identity in Ceremony: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony. - ... Native American culture is community based and Laura’s hatred of herself came to affect those around her. The people’s anger was focused “on the girl and her family” and Auntie is left to mend the bad bond between her family and the Laguna community. She can’t men this because “the feelings were twisted… and all the names for the source of this growth were buried under English words, out of reach” (Silko 69). Auntie also mentions “there would be no peace and the people would have no rest until the entanglement had been unwound” meaning that the Laguna people are losing themselves in white culture (Silko 69)....   [tags: change, tayo, native american practices]
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Biogrpahy of Ella Wheeler - ... But she did not last she dropped out fairly quickly because she saw it as “a waste of time”. She preferred horseback riding, visiting friends and having dreams than to master on things that were not of her interest like writing was. On May 1, 1884 Ella gets married with the man she falls in love with which is Robert Wilcox. The happy couple soon settled in Short Beach, Connecticut. Both of them loved traveling so they did having the opportunity to meet great leaders like, Luther Burbank, Robert Ingersoll, Jack London, Elbert Hubbard, H....   [tags: hope over dispair, poet] 1212 words
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Desired Hope - The American dream is a dream that everyone hopes to one day achieve. It is what keeps the country going and develops hard workers of many. Langston Hughes’s “I, Too” and Walt Whitman’s “I Hear America Singing” is the epitome of that dream, the poems both demonstrate a certain air of aspiration for the future of America and both of the speakers want change for the better. The poem’s speakers are both men and are of the working class. Even though their jobs may not be desirable and in Hughes’s “I, Too” the speaker may be working against his will, he is still working and they are both adhering with them for that feeling of hope....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Walt Whitman] 1621 words
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Hope Springs Eternal - If what does not kill us makes us stronger, then Hope Solo is made of steel. In Hope Solo’s novel Hope Solo: A Memoir of Hope, she is not afraid to say the truth no matter what people may think of her. Hope learned during her younger years to be open to different ideas and not get discouraged by life’s challeges. She has faced countless obstacles in both her personal life and professional career. Although her persona is very intimidating, Hope is a daddy’s girl and is honest and straight-forward....   [tags: Solo, soccer, motivation]
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Defining 'Hope College' - Hope College is a Christian college. It’s not a secret. There are a lot of preconceived notions about Christian colleges. People say that because Christian colleges only accept Christians into their school, they don’t tolerate people in different walks of life. People have a conception that students at Christian colleges are pious and only attend their specific school because no other school is Christian enough for them. People think that those students don’t care about academics or take their studies seriously; all they care about is being a devout Christian....   [tags: preconcieved notions about Christian colleges] 1064 words
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Hope in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is extensively a story of hope. Hope is to wish for something with expectation of its fulfilment and to have confidence; trust. This is shown through the themes, issues and the characters in the novel. Atticus represents hope, he is optimist. He is from the higher class and defends the lower class and still has the anticipation to win. The Finch family has hope as Atticus has taught his children to be accepting and have open-minds. Racism and prejudice, give people the hope for change....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee] 925 words
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Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson - Poetry Research Paper No matter how bad things may seem, there is always hope for things to ameliorate. When people believe that the future will be promising, they can have something to look forward to as opposed to dwelling on the past or the problems of the present. This hope can give a person a positive outlook on life and motivate him or her to look past what is happening in the present. In the poems “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” by Emily Dickinson and “The Darkling Thrush” by Thomas Hardy, they both convey similar messages about hope....   [tags: poetry, past, future, metaphor]
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Hope Via Religion - In a world filled to the brim with alienation, despair, and loneliness one could assume that there is no allotted room for hope. During the Oral Tradition, 5th-11th Centuries, many Anglo-Saxon poems contained common themes of isolation and characters who led wretched lifestyles. Two of the most legendary poems descending from the Oral Tradition, “The Seafarer” and “The Wanderer,” contain these elegiac elements. Similarly, both the seafarer and the wanderer reside in worlds of continuous exile and turmoil....   [tags: Poetry] 877 words
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Homoerotic and Homophobic Possibilities in The Castle of Otranto - Homoerotic and Homophobic Possibilities in The Castle of Otranto Eve Sedgwick describes the gothic novel as a “dialectic between the homosexual and homophobic” (92). Homosexuality was first recognized in the eighteenth century and resulted in far reaching social responses. With the establishment of the term “homosexuality”, social tensions appeared. These tensions found their way into novels as fears of sexuality and the struggle for sexual expression. Sedgwick terms this emerging homoeroticism as the “gothic unspeakable”, which is reflected through the depiction of male class and male sexuality (95)....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Gothic Sedgwick]
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