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Analysis of a Quote - Analysis of a Quote “Never judge a person until you have walked a mile in their moccasins” Avon. The above quote did not conjure up that much emotion or understanding at the beginning of this module for me. My understanding of adulthood and the journey there, whoever you are, has been improved immensely....   [tags: Papers] 1099 words
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Winston Churchill's Quote on Democracy - Winston Churchill's Quote on Democracy "Many forms of government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried from time to time." - Winston Churchill, 1947. This quote represents the views of Winston Churchill, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, not only on democracy, but on government as a whole....   [tags: Papers] 361 words
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Emily Dickinson's Quote Interpretation - Emily Dickinson is an author, that once wrote a quote I felt was very puzzling. I read the quote quite a few times, when finally I understood the message the author was trying to get across. The quote is " A word is dead When it is said, I say, it just Begins to live that day." Due to my personal experiences, I can say I agree and disagree with this quote. I believe what ones says may be immortal or may die out once said, but it all depends on your audience. It also depends on how you combine the words together, if using more than one....   [tags: American Literature] 432 words
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Analysis of Albert Camus' Quote - Analysis of Albert Camus' Quote Albert Camus' quote reaches me in a meaningful way. I am going to analyze this quote by the sentence because each one carries significance in the way I interpret them. The first sentence, " Society proceeds sovereignly to eliminate the evil ones from her midst as if she were virtue itself." This seems to me like Camus is saying that our society is acting as if it were perfect. So perfect that it can exclude violent or evil beings as if she (society) were perfect her self....   [tags: Papers] 373 words
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Analysis of Marx and Engels Quote - Analysis of Marx and Engels Quote ". . . not criticism but revolution is the driving force of history, also of religion, of philosophy and all other types of theory." "The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, ie. the class which is the ruling material force of society is at the same time its ruling intellectual force." "The ruling ideas are nothing more than the ideal expression of the dominant material relationships . . ." The passages above are depictions of the distinction between thought and action....   [tags: Papers] 590 words
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Goodness Tainted Thoreau Quote Analysis - "There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.. -Walden, Henry David Thoreau There are two ways that this quotation might be interpreted, one way focuses on a person's goodness, or lack of, and the other concerns benign or malicious intentions. The quotation could be interpreted to mean that it is a sadder thing for a 'good' person to decline into immorality than for a 'bad' person to do something wicked. This interpretation of the quote can be illustrated by the book The Picture of Dorian Gray....   [tags: essays research papers] 642 words
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Quote Analysis from Shakespeare's Hamlet - Hamlet, a play written by the prominent writer, Shakespeare, is about a Danish prince whose father was murdered by his uncle who then married his mother. The story follows Hamlet for a time period of a few months while he decides how to deal with the situation of his uncle and mother. An important rising conflict is Hamlet?s soliloquy during act III scene I, where he finally realizes the significance of his actions towards his uncle, Claudius. Fortinbras. prompt rebuttal against Denmark for his father?s murder intrigued Hamlet and made him examine the emphasis needed to be placed on the death of his own father....   [tags: essays research papers] 448 words
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Quote Journal for House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende - Quote Journal for House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende . . . . it made no difference if they studied medicine or had the right to vote, because they would not have the strength to do it, but she herself [Nivea] was not brave enough to be among the first to give up the fashion.. (6, Ch 1) The women in this society are dependant on the dominant male figure to handle political and economical duties. This point of view is intended to mimic the older generation of women ad present a foundation for the growth of an enlightened generation....   [tags: House Spirits Isabel Allende Essays Papers]
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Romeo And Juliet Quote Essay - Act 2; Scene 2; Lines 36-39 and 41-52 36 O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo. 37 Deny thy father and refuse thy name, 38 Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, 39 And I’ll no longer be a Capulet. 41 ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy. 42 Thou art thyself, thou not a Montague. 43 What’s Montague. It is nor hand, nor foot, 44 Nor arm, nor face, [nor any other part] 45 Belonging to a man. O, be some other name. 46 What’s in a name....   [tags: essays research papers] 788 words
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Analysis of Gandhi Quote - Missing Works Cited Revenge spreads like wild fire in the United States. It?s all one big chain reaction. One person says something about another person. The other retaliates. It?s a never ending cycle. ?An eye for an eye only makes the world blind. says Mohandas Gandhi. People are blinded by there own personal compulsions to seek revenge that they don?t see that they are perpetuating the hatred. An eye for an eye, you punch me ill punch you. You hurt my feelings ill hurt your feelings. Makes the world blind, the spell binding reaction keeps going until there is nothing left to fight for....   [tags: essays research papers]
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The Aprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Quote Analysis - "A man without land is nothing." Though the passage I have selected is short, I believe it is the most obvious indication to the main theme of the book, as well as a common goal for not only Duddy Kravitz, but countless others, fictitious and not. I could have chosen a longer quotation from the book, but I felt that this phrase clearly communicates to the reader that the "American Dream" has been a preoccupation with Duddy since he was very young. Duddy's grandfather acted as a prominent father figure to him during his early childhood, when his father could not always be there for him, and as a result of always having him around while Duddy was so young and impressionable, he had a lot of influence on Duddy's developing mind....   [tags: essays research papers] 469 words
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Short Summary and Quote Analysis in To Kill a Mockingbird - Scout Finch, the youngest child of Atticus Finch, narrates the story. It is summer and her cousin Dill and brother Jem are her companions and playmates. They play all summer long until Dill has to go back home to Maridian and Scout and her brother start school. The Atticus’ maid, a black woman by the name of Calpurnia, is like a mother to the children. While playing, Scout and Jem discover small trinkets in a knothole in an old oak tree on the Radley property. Summer rolls around again and Dill comes back to visit....   [tags: essays research papers] 566 words
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Shakespeare's Macbeth - Appearance versus Reality - Quote Analysis - Fair is foul, and foul is fair, a phrase that has become synonym with Macbeth. It is also the introduction to one of the most important themes of this tragedy: appearance and reality. Shakespeare uses various characters and situations to emphasize this confusion between the real and the surreal, the authentic and the fake, the act and the sincere. In order to discuss this theme, different characters will be looked at : in the first paragraph, the Witches, in the second, Duncan and in the third, Lady Macbeth....   [tags: essays research papers] 575 words
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No Child Left Behind Act - Page 1 Symbolism in Robert Frost This poetry analysis essay is about symbolism in Robert Frost’s poetry. The essay is titled “Symbolism in Robert Frost” and the poems under discussion are “The Road Not Taken” and “Birches”. Fisrt I will start with the poem titled “The Road Not Taken” and provide three short quotes from this poem and one quote from “Birches.” I will also provide three possible interpretations of their meaning. The following is a quote from the poem titled “The Road Not Taken”: “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler.” The first possible interpretation of that quote is that there a choices in life that we as individuals will ultimately have to make....   [tags: essays research papers] 833 words
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Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Predestination - Predestination in Oedipus Rex Some people say that there is no way to control your own life, that your life has been planned out for you ahead of time and there is nothing you can do to escape this fate. Others believe that your life is a matter of choice, and what happens to you during your life is a result of your actions. The story of Oedipus Rex by Sophocles seems to prove truth in both of these statements, that there is a life predetermined for you yet you can alter your life, but you can not escape your prophecy....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex] 716 words
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Traditon in "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson - The author of “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson, creates suspense and tension to convey dramatic irony. In a person’s life, a lottery, or raffle, is thought of something fair, because sometimes, you win prizes or money. This would be the raffle that you do NOT want to win. In Jackson’s short story, it is not about what the townspeople win, but it is about what is lost. I would have to say that the theme of this story would be “Not all traditions are always good.” The title of Jackson’s story contains suspense and tension to convey irony....   [tags: Essay on The Lottery] 726 words
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Cry the Beloved Country and To Kill a Mockingbird - ... Blacks were mistreated and only whites got respect. The blacks were not recognized for anything and people just acted like they were completely different people compared to the whites. This quote explains that very well. “Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a negro comes, is something I don’t pretend to understand” (96). This is pretty much saying that people don’t care what Negroes think or say. Those are the quotes that explain racism in each novel. Another topic that is showed in both books is immoral behavior....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Harper Lee, Allan Paton] 1016 words
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educating the global citizen - Educating the Global Citizen Quote: “Washing one’s hands in conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.” Paulo Friere who was a Brazilian educator and a human right activist wrote this quote. He was born in 1922 and died in 1997. The quote means that that if you don’t to anything to change the issue of the powerless then the powerful people are the ones that succeed. All the powerful need is for no one to stand in the way. If you grant them this then you truly helping them....   [tags: essays research papers] 364 words
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Attitudes Towards War in 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and 'Dulce et Decorum est' - The title clearly tells the reader what’s the poem is about. ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ The word ‘Charge’ suggests the force, power, energy and the movement forward. And the word ‘Light Brigade’ is suggests the light weapons which show that the British soldiers are not well armed. The effect is that the title pulls the reader in because the title is short and sharp, also its makes the reader excited. The opening clearly tells the reader that the poem is a fast pace. ‘Half a league, half a league, Half a league onwards’ The word ‘league’ is a measurement of distance approximately 3 miles....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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H.G Wells, A man of Mystery - ... “Wells emphasizes the qualities of humanity that exist outside of a physical body” (Wells). This quote strongly describes the physical makeup of the beasts and how deformed they are and how different they look from other animals. This quote pulled from the book appeals to the senses of sight and touch since it mentions the color and texture of their hair. Most likely, these beasts would only want to come out at night which would make this island a very scary and unsafe place to be when the sun goes down....   [tags: Literature] 1153 words
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great gatsby - Quotes Quote 1: "124 was spiteful. Full of a baby's venom." Chapter 1, pg. 3 Quote 2: "'My first-born. All I can remember of her is how she loved the burned bottom of bread. Can you beat that. Eight children and that's all I remember.'" Chapter 1, pg. 5 Quote 3: "a pool of red and undulating light that locked him where he stood." Chapter 1, pg. 8 Quote 4: "If a Negro got legs he ought to use them. Sit down too long, somebody will figure out a way to tie them up." Chapter 1, pg....   [tags: essays research papers] 1854 words
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Montana - MONTANA BY LARRY WATSON EXTENDEND REPSONSE. 1) In his twelfth year, David discovers the pain of growing up- the fragmentation of the secure world of the innocent though the awareness of truths and realities around him. Discuss. ESSAY In the text Montana by Larry Watson, it is evident that they 12 year old David is growing up. He is a typical 12 year old, loving outdoors, riding his horse, fishing, hunting and exploring (Quote page 23), but by the influences and family around him he has a painful, confusing growing up life....   [tags: essays research papers] 936 words
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The Theme of Religion in Angela’s Ashes - The Theme of Religion in Angela’s Ashes Throughout the novel, religion is presented as being of extreme importance in Irish society, influencing the beliefs and actions of the characters. I will attempt to highlight the several factors which I believe make up the presentation of religion in “Angela’s Ashes”. From the beginning of the book, religion is said to make up a large part of the unhappy childhood Frank suffered. The following quote shows the extent of Frank’s sentiments: “Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood, is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood” The quote above portrays the crescendo of negative emotion, describing the worse possible scenario of a childhood, adding finally “Catholic” to signify the most terrible part of the childhood Frank suffered....   [tags: Angela's Ashes Irish Society Religion Essays] 2384 words
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Overcoming Misfortunes in Siddhartha - Overcoming Misfortunes in Siddhartha On page 132 we read "Everything that was not suffered to the end and finally concluded, recurred, and the same sorrows were undergone." What does this mean in regards to Siddhartha and any other of the characters in Hesse's story. Do you agree with this statement. Explain. This quote is taken from the context of when Siddhartha is crossing the river and he sees his reflection and it looks like his father. This quote refers to a repeating of events....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays] 561 words
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Siddhartha: Overcoming Misfortunes Of The Past - Siddhartha: Overcoming Misfortunes of the Past On page 132 we read "Everything that was not suffered to the end and finally concluded, recurred, and the same sorrows were undergone." What does this mean in regards to Siddhartha and any other of the characters in Hesse's story. Do you agree with this statement. Explain. This quote is taken from the context of when Siddhartha is crossing the river and he sees his reflection and it looks like his father. This quote refers to a repeating of events....   [tags: essays research papers] 551 words
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Analysis of Mark Twain Quotes - Ditching school, swimming in the Mississippi, and fantasizing all sounds fun. In reality this sounds impossible, but in Mark Twain’s world it was all real, not imaginative. Although Mark Twain was not well educated, he was one of the greatest and most influential writers of his time. Mark Twain was neither a thinker nor a philosopher. He was just a sensitive and a humorous person. Mark Twain expressed a lot of his opinions through quotes in the books that he wrote. I will be taking an in-depth look into the saying, “Age is an issue of mind over matter....   [tags: essays research papers] 566 words
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Dehumanization - In this novel, one thing I noticed about Conrad’s writing was that, never in this story was a person fully described. Not even the stars of the story, Kurtz and Marlow were completely described. Conrad does this because he wants to show us that the people in this story are some sort of human qualities. This act of dehumanization in the novel shows us that the men in the story are so blinded by their greed that they are not seen as fully human; they lost themselves to want and desire. In the novella, I think that the Africans, the pilgrims and Europeans, and Kurtz are so seen as a whole....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1050 words
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Great Gatsby - ... In The Great Gatsby the colors yellow and gold symbolize corruptness, destruction, and wealth. The color yellow is mentioned often when describing Gatsby’s parties. For example, yellow is mentioned when describing the music, “The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun, and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music…” (40). Then again when describing what people were wearing, “She held my hand impersonally…and gave ear to two girls in twin yellow dresses, who stopped at the foot of the steps” (42)....   [tags: Character Analysis, Nick Carraway, Jordan Baker] 1485 words
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“A Rose for Emily” and “Barn Burning” - William Faulkner some would say was one of the great writers of American literature during the twentieth century. His stories many times had a gothic plot and contained odd or supernatural ideas and characters. He had many notable works, two of which were “A Rose for Emily” and “Barn Burning”. “A Rose for Emily” and “Barn Burning” are similar in the way that William Faulkner portrays the characters and the tone he uses in both. Emily the main character in “A Rose for Emily” and Sartoris the main character in “Barn Burning” are similar in many aspects....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Midsummer Night's Dream Essay - William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream utilizes the technique of multiple characters playing leading roles. The fairy character Puck stands out as a dominant and leading role in the play. Puck is the best fit for the role of the protagonist because he is mischievous and therefore, has the ability to change the outcome of the play through his schemes and actions. As the protagonist, Puck is responsible for creating the major conflict that occurs between the four lovers throughout the play....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]
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The Differences Between Dorian Solot’s and Stephanie Coontz’s Essays - ... However, the tone of Coontz’s writing style is heavier than Solot’s. Coontz states, “Forget the fantasy of solving the challenges of modern personal life by re-institutionalizing marriage” (499). This quote is an example of how the tone of Coontz’s writing style is serious, reasoned, and controlled. Fifth, the supporting details of Solot’s and Coontz’s essays differ in their writing style. Solot references books, such as Marriage Shock: The Transformation of Women into Wives and Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well, to prove her point....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Great Gatsby - ... Nick says, “In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgment” (1). This means he considers himself to be a nonjudgmental person and that he is able to keep an open mind. In addition this quote is significant because it relates to how he treated Gatsby. In The Great Gatsby the color white stands for the illusion of purity in a world which lacked morals. F. Scott Fitzgerald used the color white when describing Daisy’s house, “The windows were ajar and gleaming white” (8). He used the color white again when describing Jordan Baker and Daisy Buchanan’s outfits,” They were both in white” (8)....   [tags: Character Analysis, Nick Carraway, Tom ] 1048 words
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The Tragic Hero: Creon or Antigone? - ... Creon was the brother of Oedipus, the former king of Thebes. Quoted by Choragus, “But now at last is our new King is coming: Creon of Thebes, Menoikeus’ son.” (Sophocles 1. 1-2) This quote states that Creon was raised in a noble family and he was set apart in a higher social class than most Thebans. Antigone was also born into nobility, as she was the daughter of Oedipus, but Creon was still in a higher position than she was. As addressing his servants, “Unfortunately, as you know, his two sons, the princes Eteocles and Polyneices have killed each other in battle; and I, as the next in blood, have succeeded to the full power of the throne.” (Sophocles 1....   [tags: Character Analysis, Greek, Classics] 1288 words
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Hamlet - ... Therefore, he uses this opportunity and asked them to perform a play called “The Murder of Gonzago”. The quote, “The play’s the thing/ Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King” (11.11.152) are a few lines from Hamlet’s soliloquy which gives a clear idea of his plan. He uses the play to basically see the reactions of Claudius in order to be certain of his guilt. The quote, “O wretched state. O bosom black as death!/ O limed soul, that struggling to be free” (111.111.216) illustrated by Claudius while he was praying in private shows that he finally expresses his remorse of his bad deeds....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 981 words
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Bravery in The Catcher in the Rye - The protagonist Holden Caulfield shows a lot of bravery during the course of the novel. I disagree with the quote, but I do agree that there are many references that are similar between J.F. Clarke’s quote and J. D. Salinger’s novel. Author J.F Clarke’s quote, “The bravest of individuals is one who obeys his/her conscience” can be looked upon in many ways. It also relates to J. D. Salinger’s novel Catcher in the Rye. The protagonist Holden Caulfield shows a lot of bravery during the course of the novel....   [tags: English Literature] 592 words
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Ambition and the Tragic Demise of Macbeth - Ambition is a disease of the soul and to realise this you need to look no further than Macbeth by William Shakespeare. For in Macbeth is the tale of ambition driving impulse over logic and reason, how an unhealthy thought of treason taints and diseases the very soul. We can see this overriding ambition in the scene where Lady Macbeth is residing in her castle whilst waiting for Macbeth. Whilst alone Lady Macbeth decides that Macbeth lacks the masculinity to do what is necessary to acquire power....   [tags: Ambition, Shakespeare, Macbeth] 626 words
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Analysis of “The Kraken” by Lord Tennyson - In the poem “The Kraken” Lord Tennyson describes how the kraken’s life depends on the upper deep in the abysmal sea. Lord Tennyson describes about a Kraken which a. Also, the author describes of how the monster spends his life in the upper deep. Furthermore, the creature has an ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep. In addition, the creature lives in a big wondrous grot and secret cell buried within the ground. Down where the sun lights flee the kraken is battening up huge sea-worms in his sleep....   [tags: Kraken, Lord Tennyson, ] 597 words
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Macbeth- Tragic Hero? - To what extent do you consider Macbeth to be a tragic hero. I intend to explore Shakespeares Macbeth in an attempt to determine weather or not Macbeth meets the criteria of a tragic hero. The first example we come across in the play of Macbeth being a tragic hero is him being of high birth, in act one scene three after Macbeth wins in battle king Duncan comes to visit him at his castle, whilst there Duncan acknowledges that Macbeths position is needed close to the kings, this relationship with the king fills the first criteria of being a tragic hero, High birth....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 615 words
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To Kill A Mockingbird - Moral - To Kill A Mockingbird - Moral In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author intends the reader to learn that you shouldn't judge people by there race. Later on I will be telling you about a life as the Cunningham's, Bob Ewell, and Atticus. So if you listen up and pay attention you will almost be as smart as me. The Cunninghams were the poor family they were so poor they couldn't afford shoes for the family and they also never had any food. "Walter Cunningham's face told everybody in the first grade he had hookworms....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays] 675 words
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Quotes Which Can Be Used When Writing Your Essay on The Crucible - Abigail Williams: “I am but God's finger, John. If he would condemn Elizabeth, she will be condemned.” This quote is from the mouth of Abigail, the leader of the girls involved at the center of the plot. She is talking with John, and trying to rationalize the things that the girls are doing. Proctor knows what is at the heart of the matter as Abigail is merely trying to get rid of his wife so that they can be together, something that he no longer wants. This situation shows the reader that Abigail is clearly committing perjury....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 1363 words
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Literal Interpretation In Literature - Literal Interpretation in Literature Literature is meant to provide a perspective on life. Phrases or quotes found in works of literature may be used to help express one's own thoughts, to describe a particular situation, or even to apply the circumstances in another piece of literature. Readers often utilize literary quotes for this purpose, yet not every reader will interpret a given quote the same way. One example of a phrase which can have many different meanings is the biblical quote "The sins of the father visit upon the children." A literal interpretation of the above quote would mean the wrongdoings of the father somehow affects the children....   [tags: essays research papers] 769 words
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The Things They Carried - In the novel The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien the author tells about his experiences in the Vietnam war by telling various war stories. The quote, "It has been said of war that it is a world where the past has a strong grip on the present, where machines seemed sometimes to have more will power than me, where nice boys (girls) were attracted to them, where bodies ruptured and burned and stand, where the evil thing trying to kill you could look disconnecting human and where except in your imagination it was impossible to be heroic." relates to each of his stories....   [tags: essays research papers] 877 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Acts 3 scene 1 of the play is a turning point. How important are the events of this scene to the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet At the beginning of the play the audience already know the plot, from the prologue. The prologue describes the two lovers to be, quote: 'star-crossed lovers', luck will influence the events. Their love leads to death, quote: 'death marked love' this tells us that Romeo and Juliet are going to die, but in the first two acts, the actions of the play seem to be positive and encouraging because Romeo and Juliet first sight each other at the Capulet's ball, they fall in love, start to meet up secretly after the ball, get married without telling anyone and start planning their future together....   [tags: Papers] 1778 words
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Joy Williams The Killing Game - “The Killing Game”, by Joy Williams In the story, “The Killing Game”, Joy Williams, uses several diffenent types of writing skills to presuade the reader to see her views. The quote “To kill be to put to death, extinguish, nullify, cancel, destroy.” be a good strong introduction, it catches the readers attention. Word choice like this be what gets the message across to the readers in a fast, easy way. Another good quote for word choice she uses be, “We kill to hunt, and not the other way around.” That shows that she be serious in what she be saying....   [tags: essays research papers] 483 words
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Literary Techniques In Act I, Scene V of Romeo and Juliet - In this essay I will be talking about how Shakespeare’s use of language and structure in Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet creates drama. I will be examining the dramatic techniques that Shakespeare uses such as dramatic irony to create drama. I will be exploring and analysing how this scene reflects the play’s themes for instance love, Shakespeare’s world, what Shakespeare wants the audience to understand about life and finally how his (Shakespeare) use of language and structure in Act 1 Scene 5 will affect the audience....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1265 words
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The Supernatural Elements Displayed in The Tragedy of Macbeth - Writers of the Renaissance often wrote about supernatural elements. William Shakespeare is a writer during this period, and he is also the author of The Tragedy of Macbeth. The supernatural elements are the key contributors to the play. They add fear and mystery to the novel. Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, displays many supernatural elements: the nature, ghosts, and the witches are the most significant. People during the Renaissance were very superstitious; consequently, their connection to the events in the lives of humans was only natural for them....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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A New View on Writing - For centuries, views of the world and its inhabitants have been expressed through various ways of art or philosophy. These views can often be related to the seeking of truth to the creation of life, politics, or the problems of the world from before, now, and after. Accordingly, it is by paintings, books, or music, that words or images have an abundant effect on people. Society indicates that knowledge is power, so then why are we sometimes burdened with the errors of generations before. The quote, “writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives....   [tags: Reflection] 1434 words
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Wisdom in King Lear by William Shakespeare and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom - ... Mend your speech a little, Lest you may mar your fortunes." (I I 94-95). This quote reinforces the fact that he believed that love in a family is unilateral, that is, he should only receive love but never give any. Contrarily, Morrie's love for his family was unconditional and a two-way street. However, Lear realized the true value of unconditional love when Cordelia returned despite after disowning and cursing her, but it was too late. While Morrie learned the value of love through the lack of it earlier in his life, King Lear would learn it through the death of his beloved daughter....   [tags: Tuesdays with Morrie]
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