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Wisconsin Gray Wolf - ... Due to this encroachment on the wolves’ habitat, the wolves were forced to feed upon the livestock. As a result of the livestock deaths, bounties were placed on the killing of wolves in the mid-1800s. In 1865, after the Wisconsin territory had become a state, a state bounty was placed on the wolf that lasted until 1957. A reward of $5 was offered for each wolf killed. Eventually, the bounty prices were raised to $10 for pups and $20 for fully grown wolves1; this was an outcome of the popularity of deer sport hunting and was heavily supported by the state....   [tags: Wildlife, Conservation] 555 words
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Hardships Facing the Gray Wolf Population - An eerie howl fills the air; it bellows over the darkened valley floor. A majestic show of fur and fang dance behind a herd of deer leaping through blanketed snow. Within a second, gunshots echo; and a fallen beauty lays unmoving, painting the snow beneath a deep red. In the past, with little understanding and an abundance of anger, humans in North America have caused much change to the gray wolf’s life. Alterations in habitat, behavior, diet, and human measures for control have created a multitude of hardships for the gray wolf population....   [tags: Animal Conservation] 635 words
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The Gray Wolf - This report is all about the gray wolf. Its scientific name is Canis Lupis. Canis is the Latin word for dog. The genus also includes jackals and coyotes. Lupis is the Latin word for wolf. Gray wolves look similar to German shepherds, but the wolf has longer legs and bigger feet. The color of a gray wolf can range from black to white, but shades of gray are the most common. A unique feature about gray wolves is that the farther north you find them, the larger they are. Males can range from (nose-to-tail) five to six and a half feet and females range from four and a half to six feet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Reintroduction of the Gray Wolf to Yellowstone - The Reintroduction of the Gray Wolf to Yellowstone Gauss’ Law states that no two organisms can occupy the same ecological niche without excluding the other, but what happens when man gets involved with nature and tries to introduce a species where it doesn’t belong which in turn provides a second organism to fill the same niche as the first. The results of human intervention have often been disastrous for the organism that we’re supposedly helping. Humans often times do not understand the complexity of the implications that are caused directly through our intervention....   [tags: Environment Wolves Species Essays Papers]
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Man´s Best Friend: Dogs - ... The biggest difference between the two would probably be the size and mental state of the two. Wolves are "much larger than dogs in body size and head size. This is because wolves have larger brains and therefore are more intelligent than dogs. Due to this dogs "only develop to about the mental state of a month old wolf puppy," (Difference). Mentally, dogs never reach the same capacity of wolves, which is what makes them so controllable through commands, and seem to always want to please their owner....   [tags: gray wolf, pets] 1363 words
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Loss of a Predator: the Gray Wolf Vs. California - California's last solitary wolf was reportedly killed in 1924 in Lassen County. Once a widely distributed species throughout the Pacific Northwest, the settlement of European Americans brought the eradication of the Gray wolf from California. Bounties on wolves had been established in Europe dating back to ancient Greece, so consequently European settlers came to America with this plan in mind. An early Plymouth Colony established a fine from "whoever shall shoot off a gun on an unnecessary occasion, or at any game except at an Indian or a wolf" (Hampton 63)....   [tags: American History] 903 words
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Conservation Biology in Yellowstone National Park - ... This habitat is home to nearly 60 species of mammals including bison, bears, elk, deer, pronghorn, mountain lions, and wolves. These mammals and many others, along with the parks flora, create the ecosystem that is enjoyed every year by visitors from all over the world. However, due to many political pressures and misconceptions, the ecosystem has been modified due to human impacts. Starting in 1914, the U.S. Congress appropriated funds to be used for the purposes of destroying wolves on public lands in an effort to protect the current elk populations (Frank, 2008)....   [tags: gray, wolf, park, populations, decline] 2126 words
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Wolves: An Unwanted Predator - Wolves: An Unwanted Predator Vigorous as a predator, affectionate toward its pack, the gray wolf elicits both fear and admiration among humans. This fear, along with ignorance, inspired a movement to eradicate the gray wolf from the lower forty-eight states in the early 1900’s. By the early 1930’s, gray wolf populations had been completely eliminated from the Rocky Mountains (Bangs, et al 147). In 1973, congress passed the Endangered Species Act that protected any wolves that naturally migrated from Canada (Bangs, et al 147)....   [tags: Wildlife Animals Gray Wolf Essays]
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The Timber Wolf - ... The timber wolf walks quickly and swift like a dog or fox. In the winter they moves in packs and in the summer they also travel in packs but do not travel as much. There is always an alpha in the herd and the alpha is to be the most healthiest and middle aged male in the pack. They have large paws that help them have more traction and walk in the snow. They also have this fur to keep them from getting wet. The paper birch tree will disperse its seeds in spring and if they do not disperse in spring the will in autumn....   [tags: mexican wolf, winter] 987 words
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The Grey Wolf’s, Canis Lupus : Help Stop the Extinction - Help Stop the Extinction The Grey Wolf’s, Canis Lupus (“Animal Fact Guide”), habitat can currently be found in the tundra, grasslands, forests, and some deserts ("Gray Wolf National Wildlife Federation"). Some areas include northern United States such as Alaska and Montana as well as Canada and some parts of Mexico (“Basic Facts about Gray Wolves”). The wolf mostly resides in these areas in hopes that it can find its prey easily. These animals include; beavers, elk, deer, rabbits, moose and caribou (“Animal Fact Guide”)....   [tags: habitat, animals, timber wolf]
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Restoration of the Red Wolf - ... Methods used by biologists: Initial Restoration: Ref: (1)http://www.fws.gov/southeast/pubs/alwolf.pdf Throughout the 1970’s, the US Fish and Wildlife Service developed a criteria to help identify the red wolf from the other the canids in order to protect them. Between 1974 and 1980, the US Fish and Wildlife service used this to identify and discovered that there only 17 red wolves remaining in the world. Other additional breeding programs would show that 14 of these red wolves were to become the founders of a breeding programme for red wolves....   [tags: endangered species, wild canids]
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Evolutionary History of Gray Wolves - ... There are 37 recognized subspecies of the gray wolf in total ranging across six continents with familiar names that one typically hears for wolves; such as timber, arctic, plains, Canadian, tundra etc. Origins of the Gray Wolf Many biologists believe that the wolf species evolved from primitive carnivores or carnivoramorphans known as miacids. Miacids had evolved from cretaceous insectivores which had lived alongside dinosaurs during the Cretaceous Period. Although mammals had already existed for tens of millions of years before the dinosaurs in the form of very small rodent-like herbivores, it wasn’t until the extinction of their oppressors (the dinosaurs) about 66 million years ago at...   [tags: canine wildlife species] 946 words
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The Necessity of Legalizing Wolf Hunting in Wisconsin - Over the past several years, the gray wolf, native to the Wisconsin area, has been listed federally as an endangered species due to the graphic and horrific treatment they had received during the industrialization periods of America, when they were frowned upon and hated because they are predatory creatures and did, on occasion, attack livestock and pets. Because the government was encouraging the hunting, including bounties for the animals, the wolves were hunted to near extinction. However, now Wisconsin faces a new problem....   [tags: animal studies, hunting]
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Wolf and Moose Interaction on Isle Royal - Isle Royal is an island surrounded by the cool Lake Superior. Wolf and Moose are the two largest species on the island, and the wolf and moose interaction is the longest running large mammal predator-prey study on earth (USNPS, 2014). The two populations were once said to exhibit some kind of “balance of nature,” now that is not believed to be the case (Vucetich, 2012). Isle Royal is located fifty-six miles north of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. It is the largest wilderness area in Michigan (USNPS, 2014)....   [tags: fauna, ecology, Lake Superior]
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Protect the Gray Wolves - ... The long term goal for the environmentalists and Yellowstone park rangers would be to have around 1,000 wolves roaming the region. The declining wolf population has turned around and is now increasing at a steady pace. The National Park Service says “During the 1980s, wolves began to reestablish breeding packs in Northwestern Montana; 50-60 wolves inhabited Montana in 1994.”(NPS) We are very fortunate for the quick acts of transferring the wolves from Canada down to the Yellowstone National Park and to the intense research that has been done over the last twenty years....   [tags: hunters, livestock, ranchers] 1993 words
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Golden Eagles and Gray Wolves Reproduction - ... The female does most of the babysitting, which is for warmth, protection, or cover young with the wings or body and feeding of the offsprings, while the male supply the female and the young with all the food they need, especially in the early stages of life for the offsprings. She baby sits the chicks almost non-stop for the first two weeks. After this, she will regularly leave the nest and share the hunting with the male. The Offspring will fledge when they are about 65-70 days old, and will become independent after 90-100 days....   [tags: offsprings, monogamous, eggs]
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It's Time to Protect the Endangered Wolf - Three little pigs dance in a circle singing "Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf?" Little Red Riding Hood barely escapes the cunning advances of the ravenous wolf disguised as her grandmother. Movie audiences shriek as a gentle young man is transformed before their eyes into a werewolf, a symbol of the essence of evil. Such myths and legends have portrayed the wolf as a threat to human existence. Feared as cold-blooded killers, they were hated and persecuted. Wolves were not merely shot and killed; they were tortured as well....   [tags: Environment Essay]
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Reintroducing the Wolf to Yellowstone - Reintroducing the Wolf to Yellowstone Wolves have always been a symbol of the wild, free in spirit and roamers of the land. These animals are considered majestic and protectors of the wilderness. They have always roamed the western United States, although their population has fluctuated over time. Over the past 10 years wolf reintroduction into Yellowstone National Park has been a controversial topic to those of the United States. As of 1995, wolves have been reintroduced into the park. This has come with some strong opposition and yet has prevailed....   [tags: Wolves Park Animals Papers]
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Reuniting the Grey Wolf - Reuniting the Grey Wolf In 1914 the United States Congress approved the funding to destroy wolves. Many of the Government bounty hunters decided to help farmers to protect there livestock from the destructive creatures. Sixty years later the wolves are considered as endangered. In 1973 the United State Congress passed another law (Endangered Species Act) this act stated that all endangered species could not be killed by anyone or they would face a fine of one thousand dollars and as much as one year in jail....   [tags: science] 654 words
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Delisting the Grey Wolf - Delisting the Grey Wolf The United States Fish and Wildlife Service are considering removing the gray wolf from the endangered species list once Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming have enough wolves to be deemed sufficient to continue to expand the wolf population, requiring only that each of these three states have a management plan in effect to prevent the gray wolf from becoming endangered again. With the current attitude of the governments in these states, the wolf should not lose their federal support under the Endangered Species Act as it would merely serve to cause the wolves to become endangered once again, or at best, held to the absolute minimum population that the states can pass off a...   [tags: Nature Animals Extinction Essays]
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Wolf Reintroductions - Wolves were once the most widely distributed mammal on the planet. With their exceptional ability to adapt, wolves occupied almost every habitat except tropical jungles. But with the arrival of humans, wolves numbers diminished. Systematic eradication programs were aimed at top predators; this, along with over-hunting of prey populations and habitat loss due to population encroachment, wolves were eliminated from most of the contiguous United States by the 1940s. In 1973 wolves were finally put under the protection by the Endangered Species Act, and just recently wolf populations are increasing due to wolf recovery and reintroduction projects....   [tags: Environmental, Endangered Species, Yellowstone] 1011 words
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Eastern Timber Wolf - Eastern Timber Wolf For nearly 100 years, the forests of the State of Maine have seen close to none eastern timber wolves. The animals that once roamed the woods are gone and may never return. This is why in 1969 the eastern timber wolf was placed on the endangered species list. With great efforts, maybe someday, the eastern timber wolf may inhabit the woods of Maine again. The eastern timber wolfs scientific name is Canis lupus lycaon. It is a sub-species of the Canis lupis, or Gray Wolf....   [tags: Papers] 449 words
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Returning the Wolves to the Wild: The Restoration of a Great Predator - A beautiful, clear night in the Rocky Mountain backcountry, stars fill the moonless night sky, and one can not help to think of how peaceful it is. Traveling through the backcountry, you have encountered more wildlife than you have people. Suddenly, the silence of the evening is interrupted by the howl of a wolf, alerting all to its presence. The howl is soon answered by another, closer howl. You can feel the hair stand up on the back of your neck as you realize that you are not alone in the wilderness, with the top predator lurking nearby....   [tags: Wolf Reintroduction]
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Francesca Lia Block's Wolf - The involvement of social issues in young adult literature is no red flag to modern day society. New Realism, which first occurred around the 1960’s-1970, lead to the evolution of the appropriateness of social issues in the young adult literature genre. (Robinson) In Francesca Lia Block's Wolf, the author addresses the taboos of sexual violence and abuse in the home, and pairs this with the idea of female self-empowerment, and the age appropriateness of young adult literature for young adults....   [tags: Block's Wolf Essays]
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Character Archetypes in Teen Wolf - Teen Wolf is a television show on MTV, and is about how Scott McCall went from zero to lacrosse co-captain after getting bit by a werewolf and turning into one. Now, him and his friends try to protect everyone from the other supernatural beings they encounter. The audience of Teen Wolf is making the show prominent among other television shows with its action scenes and content of the television show, Carl Jung’s character archetypes of the ideal hero, the sidekick/ally, the caregiver, the mentor, the hunter, and the villain affect the characters’ actions....   [tags: teen wolf, mtv, tv show, scott, mccall]
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The Picture of Dorian Gray - “There were passions in him that would find their terrible outlet, dreams that would make the shadow of the real evil” (Wilde,115). The author reveals pleasure as the driving force of many characters within Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, but this search for pleasure becomes fatal once taken into the hands of Dorian Gray. Throughout the novel Dorian Gray changes his opinion on pleasure based on what he requires in order to escape reality. With each death and misdeed he is responsible for; Dorian must search harder for a more drastic form of release....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray 2016]
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Disregarding Women in The Picture of Dorian Gray - In the Victorian Era of mid nineteen to early twentieth century, a woman’s role in society remained to be in the household, away from the business and cares of men. The feminine side is portrayed as negative, powerless, and lacking (Kileen 49). Society discouraged women from having power in society and neglecting women represented normal in the eyes of most men and women. However, Victorian novels such as The Picture of Dorian Gray illustrate the consequences of disregarding women. In Oscar Wilde’s only novel, the lack of importance surrounding the female characters and their careless treatment from men results in the selfishness of the male characters exemplified through Dorian Gray’s act...   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray] 1294 words
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The Power of The Sea-Wolf - The Power of The Sea-Wolf Jack London’s novel, The Sea-Wolf, has many different interpretations. The story can be read as a combination of the naturalistic novel and the sentimental romance, both very popular around the turn of the century. London also brings into play literary naturalism, in which human beings are characterized as just another species in nature, subject to all of Her cosmic forces. The Sea-Wolf fits almost perfectly the archetypal pattern of an initiation story. Depth and interest are added to The Sea-Wolf by successfully integrating these three elements -- the combination of two popular genres, literary naturalism, and the initiation story....   [tags: Sea-Wolf Essays] 983 words
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Abstract Aestheticism in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - 19th century England was entrenched in the idea that art could be used as not only a method of expression, but also one of social advancement. With this idea at its forefront, art suddenly inundated places where art was never previously found, such as social education and morality. In contrast, Oscar Wilde was a key advocate of an idea known aestheticism, a concept that relied on art simply being art. Oscar Wilde played a major role in Victorian England, having a major influence through his writing....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray]
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The Supernatural in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - If you can get past most of the superficial and unlikeable characters in The Picture of Dorian Gray, this story does indeed have its place in the horror genre. While I understand the setting and the characters were a reflection of the actual class distinctions during the Victorian time period, I found the shallowness and narcissism of Dorian Gray and his circle of acquaintances tedious. "Fops" came to mind more than once along with "don't these people have a purpose other than to dine out and indulge themselves?" Even the women were for the most part portrayed as imbeciles....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray]
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Comparison of the Russian Folk Tale “The Wolf and the Goat” and the English Folk Tale “The Wolf and the Three Kittens” - What is common in the tales of different peoples. And how do they differ. I have had many questions and wanted to find the answers. My research is devoted to analysis and comparison of the two tales about animals. The first one is the Russian folk tale "The wolf and the goat" and other one is the English folk tale "The wolf and the three kittens". Comparison began with an introduction to the history of fairy tales: the definition of the genre, the collection and study of fairy tales, with their classification....   [tags: Russia, Folk Tales, Wolf and the Goat, English, Wo] 973 words
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Ken Wolf's Personalities and Problems - Ken Wolf's Personalities and Problems Ken Wolf, a professor of history at Murray Sate University and author of Personalities and Problems, wrote with the intent to illustrate the varied richness of human history over the past five centuries. He took various personalities such as adventurers, princes, political leaders, and writers and categorized them in a way for readers to draw lines between them to create a clearer view of world history for himself. Beginning each new chapter with a specific question about worldly concerns and disciplines allowed the readers to relate the topics to broader, more general scenarios of their cultures....   [tags: Ken Wolf Personalities Problems Essays] 1348 words
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Free College Essays - Sea Wolf - Sea Wolf      Wolf Larsen was a character in the book who never made it all the way through the book, but he tried very hard.  He was a very strong, brutal man with almost no respect for human life.  With all the people in the world, one dead person meant nothing to him.  He was a patient man and usually kept himself under control.  He was surprisingly smart and thoughtful for a pirate who lives on the sea.  He loved the sea and knew many things about it, such as how to outwit his brother when he came near Wolf's boat....   [tags: Sea Wolf Essays] 580 words
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Purpose of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde - The book, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is one that has many purposes in it. One purpose in the book shows how individuals can slowly deteriorate because of the evil lying within themselves. The major purpose of this novel is how much power art has over others. When an artist composes a great piece of work, he puts his heart into it. Part of that person is invested into it’s creation, which makes it more than just a statue in a museum, or a picture on the wall. In the novel, more than the artist’s heart is put into his painting....   [tags: Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde, ] 563 words
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The Picture of Dorian Gray: The Sins of Dorian Gray - What good does it do a man to gain the whole world yet forfiet his soul. None, perfection, the goal we all reach for, yet is it really attainable to become perfect without giving something in return, possibly your soul. This is a theme challenged in the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. We see the tragedy of a young beautiful Englishman, Dorian Gray, who becomes a vain sinner dedicated to pleasure. Dorian's inner secrets and weakness of mind becomes his downfall. In this novel Dorian Gray's apparent perfection is destroyed by his weakness of mind and naiiveness, which becomes the downfall of his soul as his mind is opened to sin and Hedonism by Lord Henry Wotton....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray] 535 words
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Use of Floral Imagery and Symbolism in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray - INTRODUCTION: During the Victorian Era, the upper class was known for their proper etiquette. Though there were numerous customs and guidelines, certain behaviors were prohibited as they were seen as inappropriate for various reasons, ranging from subtle flirtation to outright indecency. It was often found impolite or rude to ask or imply certain things about a person, especially because the Victorian Era’s rigid class system in England served as a barrier between genders and social classes. It was in that time period that floriography, also known as the language of flowers, became commonplace in their culture....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray]
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Transformation of Humphrey Van Weyden in Jack London’s The Sea Wolf - Transformation of Humphrey Van Weyden in Jack London’s The Sea Wolf Jack London’s The Sea Wolf is in some ways a philosophical text and a product of its time. The strain it puts on the reader between a social Darwinist and utilitarian perspective against that of a more idealistic one is great. Many times the character of Wolf Larsen is a more consistent articulator of the Darwinian position and seems to always be getting the upper hand argumentatively. However, it is due to a phenomenological outlook on the events presented within The Sea Wolf that the alternative becomes intelligible....   [tags: Sea Wolf]
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Evil in The Picture of Dorian Gray: - Evil in The Picture of Dorian Gray: The Picture Of Dorian Gray is yet another novel portraying evil. The theme is very much reflected by the book's setting, plot structure and characterisation. It shows how individuals can slowly deteriorate because of the evil lying within themselves. The evil of this book is the evil created by one's self and thrusted upon one's self. The power of greed and selfishness take over Dorian Gray and create an ugly evil side to him. The mid eighteenth century was a very influential era, specially in England....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays] 924 words
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The Influence of Lord Henry in The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde - In analyzing Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, concepts such as influence and the origin of evil in Dorian Gray play an exceptionally valuable role in understanding the motives of the characters. Although some critics argue characters such as Lord Kelso significantly influence Dorian’s corruption, Lord Henry Wotton’s toxic personality undeniably impacts Dorian the most. Throughout the course of the novel, Lord Henry remains the ultimate source of evil and uses deception and persuasion to poison Dorian from a naïve boy to a destructive monster....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray] 2392 words
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The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf - Define a beautiful woman. What kinds of adjectives come to mind. Do her inner qualities make her beautiful as well. What does "beauty is only skin deep" really mean. I always thought what made a person truly and genuinely beautiful, is whats on the inside. So often, we judge women on their appearance first, then their abilities. Did you ever wonder how this came about and why we all do this today. dont try to deny it, were all shallow and addicted to entertainment, its simply our culture, our way of life....   [tags: Naomi Wolf] 1675 words
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The Reader's Sympathy for Dorian from Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - The French born author, Anais Nin once wrote, “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative” ("Think Exist Quotations"). Anais is expounding upon the inconsistency all people have in aspects of their personalities. Some days a person may be hailed as a saint for their actions, while other days they seem absolutely evil. In most literature, characters are defined as good or evil based on their revealed thoughts and actions....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray] 2031 words
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A Portrait of Dorian Gray - A Portrait of Dorian Gray “He began to wonder whether we could ever make psychology so absolute a science that each little spring of life would be revealed to us”. Lord Henry spent many days merely philosophizing about the power of the mind and how it could be manipulated. Exercising his abilities of control and influence was what Harry lived for, and when Dorian uttered the fateful phrase wishing to trade places with the portrait, he was not striking a bargain with the Lord of Darkness, but rather one of his rogues....   [tags: A Portrait of Dorian Gray] 756 words
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Analysis of The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf - Analysis of The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf The Beauty Myth, published by Doubleday in New York City, hit the shelves in 1992. Naomi Wolf wrote this 348-page book. Wolf attended Yale University and New College, Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Her essays have been printed in many well-known magazines and newspapers, including Esquire and the New York Times. The Beauty Myth was Wolf’s first book. She has also written two other books, Fire With Fire and Promiscuities. Wolf is a recognized feminist....   [tags: The Beauty Myth Feminism Naomi Wolf Essays] 589 words
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Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat - Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat      For my book report, I have chosen the novel Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat. In this report I will give a brief summary of the novel as well as why I have chosen it for my report. Finally, I will give my reactions to the novel with regards to its analysis of the place of human beings in nature, whether the destiny of humans and nature is intertwined, and how nature is regarded by the different religious and political philosophies demonstrated in the novel.      Never Cry Wolf is based upon the true story of the author's experiences during two years spent as a biologist studying a family of wolves in northern Canada during the mid nineteen fifties....   [tags: Never Cry Wolf Farley Mowat Essays] 1375 words
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The Conscience of Dorian Gray in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - The Conscience of Dorian Gray in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray Much of the criticism regarding The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde has dealt with Dorian Gray’s relation to his own portrait (Raby 392). While some may argue that the portrait represents a reflection of Dorian Gray’s character, this is only a superficial analysis of the novel and Dorian’s character. While Dorian Gray’s true character never changes, it is his own perception of his character (his conscience) that is reflected in the changing face of his portrait....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays]
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Victorian England and The Picture of Dorian Gray - Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray is just the sort of book that made Victorian England shiver. This decadent masterpiece is anything but a vehicle for the propagation of middle-class morality. We have in Wilde the ultimate aesthete, a disciple of Walter Pater, a dandy who in his personal life seems to have lived out Pater's quiet injunction to "burn with that hard, gemlike flame" in experiencing art and, no doubt, other things. How could Wilde's book, given its affinities with the age's decadent manifestoes--Stèphane Mallarmé's symbolist poetry, Huysmans' À Rebours (Against Nature), Aubrey Beardsley's drawings, The Yellow Book, and so on--serve as a cultural criti...   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray Essays] 2077 words
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The Wolf - ... The third time he had tried it, they almost beat him. No one trusted him anymore. “Ah, well,” he thought as he leaned against his staff, “at least they’re leaving me alone.” About the only way to make this gig any better would be a breeze to keep the flies away. At least his baggy clothing kept them from biting, as did the long hair which he absentmindedly brushed away from his face. A dog would have been nice too, but his father had needed the dog in the larger field over the hill, on the other side of the forest....   [tags: personal narrative] 1358 words
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Dorian Gray : Moral Responsibility - In The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, it tells of a man's gradual downfall from innocence to corruption. Even the name of the main character in Oscar Wilde's tale, Dorian Gray, is very symbolic because ‘gray' is the combination of black and white, of good and evil. In many ways, Dorian Gray is the epitome of mankind. Dorian Gray, an innocent and naïve man, becomes corrupted after having one conversation with Lord Henry Wotton. He shows how easily people can become swayed and changed merely by the words of others....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde Book Review] 1344 words
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