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William Bradford and Thomas Morton - In the New World Bradford and Morton were both important men of our history. The stories of both great men give us an insight into the way religion and influence affected Puritan life. William Bradford said he believed, “Plymouth people were the chosen people to live out their last days in the earthly church” (Daly pg 560). Puritan settlers came to the new world seeking a better life and to get away from the rule of the Catholic Church they wanted to become a primitive Baptist church like in the Old Testament....   [tags: Puritan Pilgrim Society]
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William Bradford - “Some are born great others achiever greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them” Shakespeare’s, Twelfth Night Throughout history, there have been great leaders, some for the good of humanity, and some for the not-so good of humanity. The one element all leaders have in common is in some way, have changed the course of history. The one great leader I have found to be interesting and envision of a great leader is William Bradford, an original passenger on the Mayflower, and the first ever governor elected on what is to become, American Soil....   [tags: Biography]
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Ben Franklin and William Bradford - Ben Franklin and William Bradford Although William Bradford and Ben Franklin lived 100 years apart from one another, they share at least one common theme: each man adhered to and dedicated himself to a particular system of belief. One key difference between Bradford’s faith and Franklin’s ideal of success is that Bradford believed that the way to improvement was through God. Franklin believed that the only person or thing that could make things happen was you. Bradford’s point is illustrated in is work Of Plymouth Plantation....   [tags: essays papers] 505 words
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William Bradford - William Bradford William Bradford was born in 1590. He was a very smart child, and taught himself how to several languages. He also studied the bible quite frequently. When he turned 18, he was in a separatist group and they broke away from the church. They went to Holland so they wouldn't be killed. He then was one of the members on the Mayflower heading to America. He made it there in December 1620. Bradford became the governor of the Massachusetts colony. He was there a very long time because he was re-elected thirty times....   [tags: Papers] 416 words
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Contrasting William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation and John Smith's A Description of New England - Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford and A Description of New England by John Smith are essentially irrelevant to one another in the way that each piece has a very different point of view. The author John Smith was a pilgrim who arrived in the Americas and wrote a description of the new land. William Bradford was also a pilgrim who arrived at Plymouth and wrote more about the realities of his personal journey. The purpose of this essay is to contrast the purposes of the writers, their intended audiences, and how each writer gives out a specific feeling....   [tags: American history, compare/contrast] 546 words
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Randomness with Influence from God: William Bradford and the Puritan Movement - Language is the universal means by which man has communicated and conversed for thousands of years. Language is deeply rooted in entertaining via storytelling; however, also in the church. One principle thought of the Puritans was that most of the happenings are connected to God. This mindset is not very logical according to today’s standards but were a common belief during the 17th century. Religious explanation for earthly events is very prevalent in William Bradford’s writings. Are these events only sudden freak events that occur or are they really interference from a higher being....   [tags: Religion, American Colonies] 705 words
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The Execution of Private Slovik - In the narrator’s quest for information about the bombing of Dresden, he wrote to the Air Force, hoping to gain more knowledge about what went into the decision. His only official response at the time was “that the information was top secret still” (11). How bombing of Dresden could ever be considered classified when it had such a devastating effect on so many people is just one of the many absurdities pointed out by the narrator in his quest to provide a balanced view of the war. One novel, The Execution of Private Slovik by William Bradford Huie, details the only execution of an American soldier for desertion during World War II....   [tags: Literary Analysis, William Bradford Huie] 898 words
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The Literary Use of Religion by John Smith and William Bradford - The Literary Use of Religion by John Smith and William Bradford Religion plays a major role in the day to day lives of the early settlers in America. So much so, that early colonial writers use it as a form of literary persuasion. John Smith and William Bradford were two such writers. Smith and Bradford use religion as a literary tool to persuade the reader towards their own interests. There are similarities and differences in the motivation to use religion by these two authors, yet the use is still prevalent in their writings....   [tags: Literary Use of Religion] 693 words
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Comparing John Smith’s A Description of New England and William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation - Comparing John Smith’s A Description of New England and William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation When the first American settlement on Roanoke Island was established in 1585 it’s primary force, Sir Walter Raleigh, had no idea that this “New World” would evolve into one of the most powerful voices in the modern world. But before it developed it would have to shaped by it’s founders from the Western world. Two of the largest voices in America’s early development are John Smith, who with a group of English merchants, hoped to get rich in this new land, and William Bradford, a puritan farmer who was one of the most influential men involved with the Mayflower compact....   [tags: American History Compare Contrast]
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The Barry/Bradford Family - During the early eighteen hundreds, many southerners entangled themselves and their families in the Civil War. The Civil War caused many men to turn against one another, and the war affected family life as well. “Approximately 620,000 soldiers died from combat, accident, starvation, and disease during the Civil War.” Most of the battles took place in the South, though some did take place in the North and the West. Southern politics and government changed greatly during this time with the new focus on winning the war....   [tags: Civil War, family life, Confederacy, Union]
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Comparing Byrd To Bradford - Comparing Byrd to Bradford Comparing the Writing Styles of Bradford to Byrd In the Elements of Literature English book the excerpts from the stories of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford and The History of the Dividing Line by William Byrd can be compared and contrasted in many ways. Whether it's the difference in writing styles, the difference purposes for writing the stories, or simply each writer's tone, this paper will give examples of each comparison or contrast. One difference between Bradford and Byrd is their writing styles....   [tags: essays research papers] 561 words
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Smith vs. Bradford - Smith vs. Bradford Have you ever wondered whose hands our country was in at the start of our time. Captain John Smith was one of the first American heroes. He was the first man to promote a permanent settlement of America. William Bradford was a Puritan who was courageous and determined to set up a colony where citizens could worship freely. Although both of these men were two of America’s heroes, they had more differences than known. Thus, Smith was a very proud and boastful man. Before reaching 25, he battled in many areas, such as the Netherlands and Hungary....   [tags: essays research papers] 655 words
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Examination of Puritan Philosophy in Bradford's On Plymouth Plantation - Examination of Puritan Philosophy in Bradford's "On Plymouth Plantation"      The Puritan people first came to the New World to escape the religious persecution that hounded Non-Anglicans in England. They established the Plymouth Colony in 1620, in what is now Massachusetts. The colony was a reflection of the Puritans' beliefs. These beliefs, along with the experience of establishing a colony in "the middle of nowhere", affected the writings of all who were involved with the colony. In this writing, the Puritan philosophy behind William Bradford's "Of Plymouth Plantation" will be revealed....   [tags: essays research papers] 1739 words
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William Penn and the Quakers - William Penn and the Quakers The Quakers, also known as the Society of Friends was religious group that founded Pennsylvania. William Penn, one of the leaders, worked with the Quakers, Indians and the other population to make an ideal world for him, his followers, and the other people in his environment. With his efforts, and the help of others, the Quakers left a huge impact on Pennsylvania and the entire nation. The Quakers are a religion that originated in England in protest of the Anglican Church's practices....   [tags: essays research papers] 1275 words
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Wiliiam Shockley-Autobiography - William Shockley was born on February 13, 1910 in London, England. He is most famously noted for winning the Nobel Prize in physics in 1956. He won this for being the co-inventor of the transistor with John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain. Shockley’s parents were both Americans. His father, William Hillman Shockley, was a mining engineer born in Massachusetts. His mother, Mary Bradford, was a federal deputy surveyor of mineral lands. They returned to America when William was just a baby....   [tags: essays research papers] 1134 words
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The Doctor Stories, by William Carlos Williams - William Carlos Williams uses the examination and expression of details in The Doctor Stories to show various emotions and the readers’ reactions to those emotions. He uses positive emotions such as enchantment, pleasure, excitement, surprise, and a sense of satisfaction to express the upside of a clinical encounter. He also enables the use of negative emotions for expression - disappointment, frustration, confusion, and perplexity. In order to properly identify the varied emotions and reactions to the complex dimensions of clinical encounters in William Carlos Williams The Doctor Stories, one must first understand the what and the how of clinical encounters....   [tags: William Carlos Williams]
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Bradford Museum of Film and Photography - Bradford Museum of Film and Photography Our physics group went on a trip to the Bradford Museum of Film and Photography to find out more about physics. We went to find out about new ideas of physics and also to reinforce ideas we had already covered in class. The areas of physics we were going to focus on was the use of light and lenses and the way they are used in everyday products. At the museum we visited an area called The Magic Factory, which was all to do with the ideas and applications of physics....   [tags: Papers] 783 words
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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding - Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a classic novel and portrays just how the society surrounding us can corrupt our once pure nature No one is born a killer, no one is born with an intense compulsion to kill, the island that the boys are stranded on has a very unusual, corrupting society; A society that erodes the boys innocence through the power struggle between Jack and Ralph, readers see the transfer from innocent to savagely through the hunting and Piggy’s death. Innocence is quickly brushed under the rug whenever the boys realize they must kill to eat, making hunting the first major cause in the conversion from good to evil....   [tags: William Golding]
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krista bradford - People running around with underwear on their head, a fake suicide over the Niagara Falls, forest rangers who are positive they seen Bigfoot, and sheriffs who make x-rated videos on a rented video camera and forget to take the tape out. These are some of the wacky stories Krista Bradford experiences during her career as an anchor on tabloid television. She tries to convince the reader that TV tabloids are trashy in the article “The Big Sleaze published in Rolling Stone magazine in 1993. Bradford writes the article in a unique fashion....   [tags: essays research papers] 520 words
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Notes Left on the Refrigerator: "This is just to say” by William Carlos Williams - “This is just to say” by William Carlos Williams is a short poem about a person telling another person that he/she ate his/her breakfast plums and that he/she is sorry. This poem looks like a note left on the refrigerator for a roommate, a family member or a lover to see. This particular style of the poem is what mostly grabbed my attention. This poem is clear and direct. The simple ness if this poem left me confused at first. In the entire poem only the words “I” and “Forgive” are capitalized. The author maybe chose to capitalize “I” because he was trying to give importance to the fact that he did it, like taking responsibility for his actions....   [tags: This is just to say, William Carlos Williams, poet] 735 words
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William Shakespeare's Powerful Use of Language - We have all certainly heard the expression “the pen is mightier than the sword” and as Hamlet states when he realizes the power of words: “I will speak daggers to her, but use none” (Hamlet 3.2: 366). William Shakespeare is one of the most important writers in history and arguably the most notable, particularly with his use of language. I believe that Shakespeare consistently uses the knowledge that language is power to his advantage throughout his plays. From themes of power, control, disguise, deception, and manipulation, there remains the underlying theme that ties all of these together: the power of language....   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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Most Important Ideas in Sir John Smith's Diary - Prompt One (19 October 2013): What are the most important ideas in John Smith’s diary. Why do you think Bradford was preferred of the two men. Once John Smith returned to the colony after going back for provisions he knew in order to survive they would have to go exploring looking for either food or some indigenous people to possibly trade with. The first exploration Smith went on, down river, they had run into a group of savages who eventually charged and attacked Smith and his men. Smith and his men were able to deter the attack by firing their muskets, which frightened the savages away....   [tags: Bradford, colonies in the New World] 2059 words
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William Carlos Williams and the New American Culture - William Carlos Williams' poetry suggest two philosophies he had during his life. While not these ideas are not contrary, they also are not wholly supportive of one another. The first is his rejection of the American Dream – the belief that hard work will lead to success. It is important, with regard to the American Dream, to note Williams' own success within the framework of American society. The second goal seems to be an attempt to create a new, complete, American Culture. As a member of the modernist movement, Williams stands apart from many of his contemporaries not because he was radically different, but because of his approach to literature....   [tags: william carlos, american dream, american poetry]
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Report of the Meeting with the School Board - On Monday,October 14, 2013 at 7:00 P.M., I attended the Bradford Area School District school board meeting at Floyd C. Fretz Middle School in the large group instruction room. This meeting was important for the teachers, students, and the schools in the district. It provided information that correlated to the material in class and a perspective on what situations as a future teacher I may experience. The meeting began when the school board members entered the large group instruction room and took their seats at a panel table angled to the side of the audience....   [tags: Bradford Area school district] 1680 words
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William Shakespeare: A Legendary Author - William Shakespeare’s intellectual use of the English language is what brought him prosperity throughout his lifetime, and what brings us to tears and laughter in the modern world. The life of Shakespeare is of great importance to English literature because of his many contributions including poetry, stories, and plays. However, many people do not know that he also owned a business. “William Shakespeare was a professional actor, a businessman, and a playwright. Today, nearly four hundred years after his death his plays are still performed” (Greenhill and Wignall 4)....   [tags: William Shakespeare Biography]
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"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding - Lord of the Flies “is both a story with a message” and “a great tale of adventure”. The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is an allegorical novel representing what the world was like during World War II. The novel is about a group of boys who survive a plane crash during the Blitzkrieg. The boys are stranded on an island and must find a way to survive until they are rescued. Most of the characters do not even know each other before the crash happens. As the novel progresses, the characters begin to show their different personalities....   [tags: Lord of the Flies, William Golding] 765 words
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A Rose for Emily, by William Faulkner - People often stick to tradition, but does that mean tradition is proper. Throughout time, many things in life change, but sometimes things stay preserved. The past is the past and cannot be altered, but things can become spoiled, whether by nature or by man. Gender representation has come a long way in the past few hundred years. To this day life is still not equal for either group. The genders have portrayed for millenniums certain duties and created imageries people associate with both, and will not go away overnight or in a century, possibly not even in a millennium....   [tags: a rose for emily, william faulkner]
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Analysis of William Blake's London - Even though there are only sixteen lines is this poem it is packed with the passions and frustrations of a lifetime of suffering. William Blake uses symbolism, allusion, and imagery to paint a vivid picture of the streets of London in the late 1700's and early 1800's. His AB, AB rhyming pattern resembles the narrator’s footsteps as he “wanders through each chartered street.” Each stressed syllable is like a foot hitting the cobblestoned streets. This rhythmically patterned style is used to convey Blake’s dissatisfaction of the social and political changes of the city....   [tags: poetry, william blake] 554 words
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The Poetry of William Blake - William Blake is considered one of the greatest poets of British history due to his recognizable talent and unique style of writing and illustrating. As a young boy, Blake began having visions that he claimed were the source of his inspiration. His parents did all they could to nurture his “gift” and made sure he retained it throughout his life. His imagination definitely stayed with him as he grew up and wrote Songs of Innocence. This series of poems included Blake’s favorite themes of the destiny of the human spirit and the possibility of renewing our perceptions....   [tags: poetry, william blake] 601 words
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The Loss of a Role Model in In Red Sky At Morning by Richard Bradford - Within many people's lives, there is someone, a role model, that can be looked up to for inspiration. This role model guides their loved ones from the tough times in their lives to the cherishing moments. They can be completely honest with them and not worry about the consequences, but what if that role model simply leaves. How would these people go on with their lives. They would be hopelessly lost and forced to live in a different way. In Red Sky At Morning by Richard Bradford, Josh, the main protagonist, has to deal with his dad, Mr....   [tags: relationship, alcohol, abuse]
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The Use of Form and Rhythm in William Carlos Williams's poem, The Dance - The Use of Form and Rhythm in William Carlos Williams’s poem,“The Dance”      In William Carlos Williams’s poem, “The Dance”, Williams uses the inspiration of a painting by Peter Breughel to shape his poem. Peter Breughel’s painting called “The Kermess” depicts a peasant dance of the mid fifteenth century. It shows the form and rhythm of the dance. Williams also captures the form and the rhythm of this dance in his poem. In William Carlos Williams poem, “The Dance” the open form, suggested images, and rhythm embodies the dance depicted in the painting “The Kermess” by Peter Breughel....   [tags: William Carlos Williams Poetry]
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William Butler Yeats Poems - William Butler Yeats, born in 1865 and died in 1939. Yeats is one of the greatest poets that is well known in the twentieth century. Also a philosophical person, Yeats had developed his own philosophy which states, “Yeats developed a philosophy that united his interest in history, art, personality, and society. His basic insight was that, in all these fields, conflicting forces are at work. In history, for example, as one kind of civilization grows and eventually dies, an opposite kind of civilization is born to take its place....   [tags: poetry, william butler yeats]
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare - The play Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, builds up a story beginning with the murder of Hamlet`s father, as it leads to the downfall of not only Claudius, Old King Hamlet`s brother, but also Hamlet`s death, as the story slowly unravels with the death of many other characters, and the events that shape the story into its final moments. The suggestion of suicide is the perception of escapism as one character after another considers taking their lives to escape the frustrations and pains that are associated with existing in a life where constant problems arise in reality....   [tags: Hamlet analysis, William Shakespeare]
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Nature Explored in the Poems of William Wordsworth - As time passes it is said that the human race becomes less aware of nature around them and more consumed with the things produced by man. The romantic poet William Wordsworth saw the cultural decline and as the literary critic Harold Bloom stated, “The fear of mortality haunts much of Wordsworth’s best poetry, especially in regard to the premature mortality of the imagination and the loss of creative joy.” This statement greatly reflects the views of Wordsworth, whose poetry conveys the warning of a man asking those enveloped in the world to step back and recognize the beauty and miracles of nature....   [tags: literary analysis, william wordsworth]
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The Study of William Tyndale’s Life - The study of William Tyndale’s life is an interesting one; he translated the Bible into multiple languages, ultimately started the reformation of the Catholic Church, and found a use for the printing press. It is hard for one to decide if what he did is ethical (there seems to be a lot of gray space). Nonetheless, he did however have a substantial impact on the social, religious, and in some areas political lives of people continuing until the present day. He also changed how the Church would forever go about its religious business, and he also helped to print the very first book ever printed rather than written: the Bible....   [tags: bible, william tyndale, church]
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Analysis of William Butler Yeats' Poems - Analysis of William Butler Yeats' Poems; When You Are Old, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The Wild Swans at Coole, The Second Coming and Sailing to Byzantium In many poems, short stories, plays, television shows and novels an author usually deals with a main idea in each of their works. A main reason they do this is due to the fact that they either have a strong belief in that very idea or it somehow correlates to an important piece of their life overall. For example the author Thomas Hardy likes to deal with the idea of loss in many different ways within his poems some being positive and some being negative....   [tags: William Yeats, Poetry]
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Analysis of William Golding's Lord of the Flies - Analysis of William Golding's Lord of the Flies "Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men." (Ayn Rand) This quote explains this story, Lord of the Flies, in many ways. This book is about a plane full of boys escaping from the war happening in there society but unfortunately got shot and crashed down on an island. This plane contains boys coming back from school....   [tags: William Golding, Lord of the Flies] 701 words
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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner - As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner is presented to the reader in a stream of consciousness narration style told from fifteen points of view, which each chapter is narrated by one character. Faulkner engages the reader to form multiple interpretations and at times they are conflicting. The novel is centered around one character, Addie, who has just passed away. However, Addie only has one chapter in the novel but the fact that she has already passed away makes her section even more significant. Addie is an individual trapped in a patriarchal world that suppresses and silences her....   [tags: literary analysis, William Faukner ]
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Poems by Willliam Blake - Poems by William Blake In this essay I will be examining the way 5 poems by William Blake convey his attitudes towards the society he lived in. William Blake was born on the 28th of November 1757, and then died on the 12th of August 1827. He spent most of his life living in London, except from 1800 to 1803 where he lived in a cottage in Felpham, a seaside village in Sussex. When Blake was almost 25 he married Catherine Bouchier. They had no children but were married for almost 45 years. In 1784, a year after he published his first collection of poems, Blake set up an engraving business, prior to this he was an apprentice engraver making plates where pictures for books were printed....   [tags: Poetry Poems William Blake Literature Essays] 2363 words
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The Challange of Love in Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare - Four lovers each with his or her own challenge in love, Lysander and Hermia who love each other but may never be together, and Demetrius who loves Hermia and rejects Helena’s truthful devotion. Shakespeare’s writing style is the essence that brings forth the emotions within his works. Throughout a Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, commonplace literary devices are used to emphasize his style of writing. , Shakespeare depicts the theme of love’s difficulty, especially with the use of figurative language, such as metaphor and personification, to show that though complications arise in complex situations, the ability to overcome becomes the true meaning of love....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 856 words
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Wanting the Same Thing, Doing it a Different Way - The 1600s was a time for new foundation and exploration in the content of the Americas. In a search for truth, John Smith and William Bradford, along with many others, founded colonies in the new world. In the writings “A Description of New England” by John Smith and “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford, the tone of these two selections vary noticeably. Both authors use certain tones to attract and persuade certain audiences. John Smith often embellished himself through his own pen, while on the other hand Bradford wrote about the realities of the New World....   [tags: Of Plymouth Plantation, Jamestown]
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Big Daddy and the American Dream in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Big Daddy and the American Dream in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof         Tennessee William's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a thought-provoking play that explores human relationships of all kinds. The character of Brick is forced to examine the relationship with his friend, Skipper, his wife, his family, and himself. Other characters, Gooper, Mae, and Big Mama, demonstrate stifling marriage relationships. Big Daddy, though, is one of the most interesting characters in that he illustrates the strange relationship one can have with one's possessions....   [tags: Cat Hot Tin Roof Essays Williams Papers]
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The Lord of the Flies by William Golding - At the beginning of World War II, a group of British schoolboys are loaded onto an airplane to evacuate them to safety, but after their plane is shot down, they end up on a desert island – but it’s not such a bad thing, at first. They crash-land on a warm beach on a sunny day on a seemingly perfect atoll. No one is injured. There is plenty of fruit to go around, pigs run wild in the lush jungle setting of the island, and there is a lagoon surrounded by a reef with water “warmer…than blood (Golding 12).” And the most lucrative and exciting part for the schoolboys is that there are no grownups on the island (Golding 8)....   [tags: desert island, william golding, civilized behavior]
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William Armstrong’s Novel, Sounder - Chapters 1-2 Summary William Armstrong’s novel, Sounder, takes place in the home of a Southern American sharecropper in the nineteenth century. In the beginning of the book, it describes an image of the father petting his dog, Sounder, in the pouch. The boy asks his father where he first got Sounder. The father explains how Sounder came to him along the road when he was a pup. The boy loves Sounder and thinks no other animal in the world can replace him. He thinks the most impressive thing about Sounder is its bark....   [tags: William Armstrong, Sounder] 1222 words
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William Butler Yeats’s Life and Achievements - How can one’s life’s work turn into poetry. One can assume that poetry is only cause from despair. William Butler Yeats’s poetry says otherwise. Yeats uses the strength from his long and dedicated background into poetry. From the time spent as a young boy, seeing different religious views from his family motivated him to excel as a poet entering manhood. Being acknowledged as one of the best English-language poets of the 20th century, William Butler Yeats’s plays, notable poetry, and changes in art made him successful....   [tags: william yeats, poetry, literature]
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Lewis Hyde’s Trickster Makes This World: An Appetite for Freedom and the Intelligence to Overcome - ... The “Separatists” use their creative intelligence to escape the persecutions and hardships around them. They begin to weigh the reasons and causes for their need to search for a new start. In Holland, they endure “great labor and hard fare” (124) as Bradford states, that few are comfortable taking on. Those that do endure the hardships have begun to age before their time and will not be able to withstand battle against the Spaniards when the truce comes to an end. As Bradford states, “…so they like skillful and beaten soldiers were fearful either to be entrapped or surrounded by their enemies, so as they should neither be able to fight nor fly; and therefore thought it better to dislodge...   [tags: pilgrims, religious, hardships]
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The Satirical Theme of The Princess Bride, by William Goldman - Satire with a funny twist. In the novel The Princess Bride, William Goldman satirizes both fairy tales and the standard literary process through his characters and their actions. Westley, a poor farmer, falls in love with the far from perfect maiden, Buttercup, but has to sail away in order to find his fortunes. Years later, Buttercup, thinking that Westley abandoned her, is forcibly engaged to Prince Humperdinck, a cruel and calculating man. Vizzini, Fezzik, and Inigo, three mysterious kidnappers, abduct the princess in hopes of causing war between the great nations of Guilder and Florin....   [tags: The Princess Bride, William Goldman] 813 words
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Human Nature in William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" - “The theme is an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature. The moral is that the shape of a society must depend on the ethical nature of the individual and not on any political system however apparently logical or respectable.” With this quote, William Golding simply justifies the theme and moral presented in his novel, Lord of the Flies. The characters portray a modern society and depict the cruelty of human disposition. The political system in the U.S., as a whole, is a prime example of the ignorance towards ethical nature and is definitely blameworthy of the ruthlessness of mankind as individuals....   [tags: William Golding, Lord of the Flies, ] 520 words
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The Nature of Evil in William Shakespeare’'s Othello - William Shakespeare’s Othello uses different and unique techniques in his language to express the nature of evil throughout the play. Verbal twists and the characters most importantly stress the act of evil. Iago, most of all is portrayed as the “villain” or “protagonist in the play. Shakespeare uses this character to set the basis of evil. Each plot point is spiraled further into tragedy due to the nature of Iago and his manipulative language towards the other main characters. Corruption overcomes the Venetian society as Iago uses his crafty skills of deceit....   [tags: William Shakespeare’, Othello,] 1646 words
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Topic: Prince Escalus announces that "Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished" at the end of Romeo and Juliet. Clearly identify and discuss THREE (3) characters who were responsible for the tragic outcome of this play. William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet tells the tale of two star crossed lovers who end their lives because of their love for one another. Rash unadvised decisions, meddling, and dueling matches were the primary factors that affected Romeo and Juliet's deaths. The people who are responsible for their passing are: Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Romeo himself....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 525 words
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William Williams' Spring and All - William Williams' "Spring and All" The Modernist era of poetry, like all reactionary movements, was directed, influenced, and determined by the events preceding it. The gradual shift away from the romanticized writing of the Victorian Era served as a litmus test for the values, and the shape of poetry to come. Adopting this same idea, William Carlos Williams concentrated his poetry in redirecting the course of Modernist writing, continuing a break from the past in more ways than he saw being done, particularly by T.S....   [tags: Williams Spring All Poetry Poem Essays]
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The Tempest the Play by William Shakespeare - The Tempest the Play by William Shakespeare Ruler’s in general face many problems, as is the nature of having power and authority. However rulers like Prospero face even more difficulties, as Prospero has the ultimate power of magic and can control and manipulate people and their actions, more so than a natural ruler. The first difficulty presented is an issue, which is dealt with throughout the play: the idea of how much or how little to intervene. From the beginning of the play we are told of how and why Prospero is usurped from his dukedom, “I thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated/ To closeness, and the bettering of my mind/ With that which, but by being so retired, O’er-prized all...   [tags: Tempest William Shakespeare Essays] 1262 words
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