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The Serpent-Vampire in Keats' Lamia - The Serpent-Vampire in Keats's Lamia     The origin of the lamia myth lies in one of the love affairs of Zeus. The Olympian falls in love with Lamia, queen of Libya, which was, for the Greeks, the whole continent of Africa. When Hera finds out about their love, she destroys each of Lamia's children at birth. In her misery, Lamia withdraws to the rocks and caves of the sea-coast, where she preys on other women's children, eating them and sucking their blood. To recompense his mistress, Zeus gives her the power of shape-shifting....   [tags: Keats Lamia Essays]
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Greek and Roman Mythology: - ... Or Zeus does it in order for her to get revenge on the world. In results of Lamia being turned into a monster she also turned into a child eating daemon. In europe lamia and her story was very popular. It was said that the mothers in europe would threaten their children with her story. Her story became like a fairy tale to the kids who were not behaving. The way lamia interacts with others is she is always jealous of other mothers. Because of the jealousy she ate the children of the mothers....   [tags: zeus, lamia, queen of libya]
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Personal Narrative: Library Magic - The day started like any other. I woke up with my little sister, Callia, threatening to dump water all over me because I was going to make her late for classes; my only friend, Zac, teasing Callia as he waited for me to be ready so we could go to work; and a feeling of grief crushing me as it had since my parents died in an accident a year and a half ago. I got up despite my lack of motivation. I went through the normal day functions not really thinking and ignoring Zac and whatever tyrant he was going on about....   [tags: callia, aunt lamia, zac] 1218 words
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Lycius' Dilemma - Lycius' Dilemma The Master and Margarita and Lamia are the vastly different works of two men from far flung times and places. Though the histories and plots of these works diverge, their thematic elements resonate. Each text invokes a dualism of worlds: the world of the imagination and the world of reality. The imaginative realm is a mythic space of love, creativity and magic. Paradoxically, the characters that speak for the realm of imagination are those aligned with the devil (Lamia and Woland)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Female Genital Mutilation is Sexual Abuse - Female circumcision, also known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), is a very dangerous surgery. It is done to girls of any age, from a few days old to right before their wedding. The most common age is three. In most countries where FGM is practiced the clitoris is considered dangerous to the man. At one point they thought that if a penis touched a clitoris, it would shrivel up and fall off. Girls in Africa and parts of Asia are genitally mutilated for family honor, cleanliness, protection against spells, insurance of virginity and faithfulness to the husband, or to terrorize women out of sex....   [tags: FGM, Female Genital Circumcision] 644 words
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Legends and Superstitions: The House on Peregrine Lane - ... It was used for many things, receiving dignitaries and other guests, providing shelter for those in need and concealing what needed hiding. It now held a straight backed figure with blazing red hair that tumbled freely down to mid back. Alex led the way around the table and into two painfully uninviting chairs. “I am not accustomed to being kept waiting.” Alex smiled. “Good to see you too Medea. Apologies for our belatedness but we weren’t expecting you until much later. You told us noon.” “And then I changed my mind....   [tags: slicing the house, identical pieces] 1130 words
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Gothic Litertature: John Keats, Emile Bronte, and Angelia Carter - Since the creation of gothic literature in the late 18th century, it has provided authors the prospect to investigate the contentious ideas and views of this genre; they did this by their character’s behaviours, going against the expected social norms of the time. John Keats, Emile Bronte and Angelia Carter all present characters with these attributes, despite writing within different periods; and through these attributes they are effectively making the use of the gothic genre, being able to transgress social and moral boundaries....   [tags: socail norms, madness, violence, fatal passions]
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Robert Browning's My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover - Love is a topic that is known worldwide and is greatly debated each and every day. Although not everyone knows what love is, it’s is constantly incorporated in literature. All of the best poets and writers know how to utilize that concept and does it well. Jane Brody explains the importance of love when she writes: “When people fall in love and decide to marry, the expectation is nearly always that love and marriage and the happiness they bring will last; as the vows say, till death do us part.” One of the oddest forms of this writing is from Robert Browning’s texts My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover....   [tags: sick love theme, literary analysis]
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To Autumn - The Final Season In the Life of a Poet - To Autumn - The Final Season In the Life of a Poet        The years between 1818 and 1821 mark the final stage in John Keat's life. During this time period, Keats created some of his best poetry. These works would forever elevate Keats as a brilliant and talented poet whose mark would be left on the literary world forever. The last years of Keat's life were met with many challenges as well as inspirations. It was a combination of these which not only influenced, but inspired Keats to write such poems as, "The Eve of St....   [tags: Keats To Autumn Essays]
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Mythological Creatures - Often when people think of mythology, they think of the gods and goddesses. However, there is a wide variety of mythological creatures. There are many different types of creatures in mythology including monsters, animals, giants, dragons, and automatons. Many mythological creatures are used in movies and books today. That is why knowledge of these creatures may be useful. The many types of creatures and the movies and books that they can be seen in today are what make mythological creatures an incredibly in depth topic....   [tags: mythology, automatons, giants, dragons, monster]
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La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats - Many famous writers have careers spanning over decades, though one English Romantic poet was able to achieve fame in his short career of only five years. John Keats was a poet with a remarkable ability to perceive the world around him; an ability that resonated throughout his works. Although John Keats lived an unfortunately short life, he is considered one of the most important figures of the English Romantic movement because of his use of Romantic literary devices and themes of love and loss in poems such as "La Belle Dame sans Merci" and "When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be." On the outskirts of London on Halloween in 1795, famous Romantic poet John Keats was born....   [tags: romantic literature, poetry]
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Ode on a Grecian Urn - Born on October 31st, 1895 John Keats was the eldest of four siblings to his two parents, Thomas and Frances Jennings Keats, in the town of Moorgate, England. His family was finically stable early in his life due to his father’s job as a manager and then later owner of his father-in-laws stable. With this income they had the ability to purchase a home and to also send John and his siblings to a small liberal academy nearby their home (Contemporary Authors Online). While at school, he met and befriended a boy named Charles Clarke who was the son of the head master....   [tags: John Keats, Biography, Poet]
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Global Warming, Causes and Solutions - The main causes of global warming are due to increase in greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane primarily, in the upper atmosphere directly, caused by human burning fossils fuel, industrial farming and deforestation activities. Resulting in increase in earth temperature, sea- level, shrinking ice sheets, glacier retreat so on. The evidence that support the human cause is plentiful and powerful, but few can support for the issue that global warming is a natural part of the Earth’s climatic change....   [tags: environmental isues] 762 words
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The History of Vampires - The vampire is one of the oldest mythological creatures in the world. It has been around for thousands of years and is found in nearly every culture. There are many different kinds, the red-eyed corpses from China, the Greek Lamia- a woman with the lower body of a winged serpent, the Penanggalang in Malaysia- a woman with a detachable head, etc. The most commonly known, however, is the Romanian vampire, it is used often in pop culture, from movies, to television, to literature. The myth of the Romanian vampire became popular after the publication of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, After which it evolved to symbolise many things such as sexuality, eternal damnation, eternal love, and the human long...   [tags: mythical creatures]
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Stereotypes of the Russian Home at the 1851 Great Exhibition in Paris - Russian House Since the 1851 Great Exhibition, world's fairs have always attempted to celebrate cultural diversity. In pavilions, participating countries promoted their natural resources and industrial products, while celebrating their national identity. However, not all cultures could be accurately portrayed. These exhibits did not prevent negative stereotypes about other people's cultures for persisting. Stereotyping almost became an art form, and was particularly apparent at the 1889 World's Fair in Paris, where specific buildings were built to exemplify architectural stereotypes of different countries....   [tags: Architecture History]
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An Analysis of Lilith (Body's Beauty) - An Analysis of Lilith (Body's Beauty) First published in 1868 in Swinburne's pamphlet-review, "Notes on the Royal Academy Exhibition," the sonnet entitled "Lilith" was written to accompany the painting "Lady Lilith." The poem and picture appeared alongside Rossetti's painting "Sibylla Palmifera" and the sonnet "Soul's Beauty," which was written for it. In 1870, both of these poems were published among the "Sonnets for Pictures" section of Rossetti's Poems. In 1881, however, "it occurred to Rossetti to contrast the two as representatives of fleshly and spiritual beauty," and thus he transferred them to "The House of Life" (Baum 181)....   [tags: Lilith Essays] 1150 words
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Salvation and Meaning in Elementals - Salvation and Meaning in Elementals    At least one of Byatt’s messages, possibly the overriding one in Elementals; is that art, curiosity, and stories save us. I would also agree with the philosophical premise that they do, in fact, give our existences meaning. Since these two facets are linked, I shall be pursuing both threads in my essay. There is ample evidence in this volume that aesthetic expression and desire play an important role in the makeup of characters' lives. Think of Patricia Nimmo in Crocodile Tears, and her distraction of shopping; "a classical column of falling white silk jersey pleats ......   [tags: Elementals] 1358 words
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Frankenstein, Dracula And Spiritualism - 1. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein tells the story of a man's desire to control life itself. Victor Frankenstein's main goal is his own glory and power. He desires like Prometheus before him to take something that is reserved for the god's and make it of use to men. Victor is unable to control this new found power and it eventually destroys him. Shelley tells this story of knowledge and science by introducing the romantic temperament of Victor and the gothic themes of the creation of the creature and the horrors it unleashes....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1733 words
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Baum's Ambivalent Vision - Baum's Ambivalent Vision Perhaps more completely than any other writer, the person who hopes to write successful children's literature must become a child again, to write with that combination of seriousness, simplicity, and wonder children demand in their stories: they will read no others. Arguably, then--because his books have been read and reread by generations of children--L. Frank Baum possesses this quality, this childlikeness, to a great degree. It is a crucial attribute for writers, one that Erich Neumann calls "a special animation of the unconscious" and defines as "the creative man's special kind of alertness....   [tags: Literature Children Books Papers]
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John Keats - English Literature Biographical Speech Keats, John (1795-1821) English poet, one of the most gifted and appealing of the 19th century and a seminal figure of the romantic movement. Keats was born in London, October 31, 1795,and was the eldest of four children. His father was a livery-stable owner, however he was killed in a riding accident when Keats was only nine and his mother died six years later of tuberculosis. Keats was educated at the Clarke School, in Enfield, and at the age of 15 was apprenticed to a surgeon....   [tags: essays research papers] 900 words
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Dracula - Bram Stoker’s Dracula Lords of the darkness, Darkling Dancers, Nosferatu, Vrikolakas. And the list goes on like this. The vampire concept is thought by the most to be a myth that has crept into almost every culture. It has influenced many writers to write novels on them and many directors to shoot films on. Vampire myths go back way into the times of first recorded history. Many different legends are known about them varying from the Chinese belief of the glowing red eyed monsters with green or pink hair to the Greek Lamia who has the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a winged serpent and the Japanese belief in the vampire foxes....   [tags: essays research papers] 1451 words
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