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Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush - Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush, by Virginia Hamilton, was first published in 1982. The estimated reading level for this book is twelve years old and up. Some of the issues examined in the book, such as child abuse, disease, and drug use, will be better understood by junior high age students. This novel would probably attract more female readers than male. The protagonist is a teenage girl named Tree who lives with her mentally challenged brother, Dab. She is responsible for taking care of herself and Dab....   [tags: Virginia Hamilton Literature Essays] 854 words
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Review of Whispers in the Wood - Review of Whispers in the Wood The general plot of the play is a tailors daughter is being wooed by a wolf and her father is very protective of his "little girl" and is overpowered by the evil in the wood to do everything in his power to stop their relationship. I had once many years ago seen this play performed by Mid Powys Youth Theatre and loved every bit of it....   [tags: Papers] 1354 words
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Suffering in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist and James Watson's Talking in Whispers - Suffering in Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist' and James Watson's 'Talking in Whispers' I am going to explore the ways in which human suffering is portrayed in Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist' and James Watson's 'Talking in Whispers'. I am also going to explore the ways in which sympathy is created for the characters Oliver Twist and Andres Larreta. With consideration of Oliver Twist's and Andres Larreta's suffering I am going to see if they can be considered as heroes. I am going to do all of this by analysing areas of the novels, 'Oliver Twist' and 'Talking in Whispers'....   [tags: English Literature] 4818 words
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The Fashion of Whiskers in Victorian England - Whiskers: A Growing Fashion Prior to the Victorian era, men in England maintained cleanly shaven faces. With the mid-eighteen hundreds came a widespread shift toward facial hair in a multitude of styles (Camellia). The ability to grow whiskers began to be regarded as a sign of manhood. In pictures and photographs from the era, it is rare to find a male, past the age of manhood, depicted without facial hair in some capacity. As the century continued, the preferred style of facial hair grew progressively longer, bushier, and more pronounced (Nunn), but it remained “stylish for men to wear facial hair of all sizes and descriptions” (Camellia)....   [tags: Victorian Era Facial Hair]
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Gogol's The Overcoat: A Whisper of Change - Gogol's The Overcoat: A Whisper of Change      At first glance of Nikolay Gogol's novel The Overcoat, one would only see a short story about a poor man wishing to survive in a cruel world. However, in looking further into the story, deep symbolism can be found. Gogol lived in Russia during the rise of the communist party, and was a great dissident of communism. He believed the inevitable end of a communist government was total failure. He also criticized the other government of the world for failing to aid Russia in its quest for a better system....   [tags: Nikolay Gogol] 1042 words
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The Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral in London - “A whispering gallery is a gallery beneath a dome or vault or enclosed in a circular or elliptical area in which whispers can be heard clearly in other parts of the building." St Paul’s Cathedral is the Anglican Cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London and dates from the 17th century. The Whispering Gallery’s name comes from the fact that a whisper whispered by a person facing the wall on one side, can clearly be heard by a listener with an ear held at any other point to the wall around the gallery....   [tags: architecture] 988 words
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee "It is not what an author says, but what she whispers which is most important. In other words, one must read in between the lines to discover the subtler meaning of novels. This is true for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Understanding of the many themes in To Kill a Mockingbird is attained only by reading in between the lines. A major one of these themes is dignity as Harper Lee presents a clear picture of which characters are dignified....   [tags: Papers] 753 words
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The Rocking Horse Winner and THe Lottery - ... By assigning the whispers to specific locations and objects, having inanimate objects notice them, and having the whispers respond to events in the story (especially the introduction of Paul's ₤5000 winnings), Lawrence highlights the critical nature of his short story with regards to materialism. It is the author's portrayal of Paul, however, that most promotes the theme throughout the story. Paul's most striking trait is his obsession that, although is an obvious correlate to his mother's, is much more intense than hers....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 825 words
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Comparing and Contrasting the Purpose of Self-Punishment in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Ibsen's Hedda Gabler - Characters that stand out are the ones that commit ludicrous actions such as self-punishment, to convey curiosity and to make a story more creative and entertaining. Self-punishment is something that both Sophocles and Henrik Ibsen incorporated into their stories, it is a way of relieving pain, suffering or an act of avoidance, which is portrayed in the play Oedipus Rex (429BC) and Hedda Gabler (1890). Hedda Gabler and Oedipus both find a way of relieving themselves through self-punishment, simply because it is the only way of overcoming their obstacles....   [tags: oedipus rex, hedda gabler]
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Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors - Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors There are many differences and similarities between Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” and D.H. Lawrence’s “Rocking Horse Winner.” One general difference is that in “The Destructors” the setting is in Great Britain, after the bombing had happened during World War 1, when the buildings were destroyed. The setting of “Rocking Horse Winner” is a suburban community located on the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland. This one distinct difference affects the entire background of each story....   [tags: Graham Greene D.H. Lawrence] 879 words
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Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights The female writer Emily Bronte wrote the novel 'Wuthering Heights' in 1847. Bronte's father had influenced Emily with his well-known poetry and imagination. Bronte's childhood could have also played a part in writing her novel as she used to live in the moors herself before her mother died. The North Yorkshire moors where 'Wuthering Heights' is set is a bleak, desolate and solitary place. The area was very inaccessible and it would have taken days to get to neighbouring small towns as the only method of transport was by horseback or by horse and cart....   [tags: Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights Essays] 2295 words
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Over Coming Mental Illness - ... The most important thing to remember about mental illness is that it can be circumvented. It may not be an easy road to follow, but it can be done. For example in the movie A Beautiful Mind is about a math prodigy able to solve problems that baffled the greatest of minds. And how he overcame years of suffering through schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize, but how did he do it. Well it was a very bumpy road to follow as the people he started seeing started to interfere with his life, of course in the beginning we don’t know that they are part of his imagination, one of them (Parcher) made him think that he was working for the government and hacking encrypted codes, the other one was his ‘room mate’(Charles) tries to make Nash the party guy like himself....   [tags: inspirational writing] 1043 words
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Looking through Desiree's Baby - I see a place, a mythical place, it is not a house, it is certainly not a home it is a concoction of all its surroundings, it embodies a mystique of feelings unspoken, locked in ones heart by a key that one wishes that no one will find. Only in Hollywood can such a picture be presented to an audience that would see something that was opulent and gaudy, large but not homey, cold but not warm. You sense that something so beautiful, this mansion, like a person you fall in love with has flaws and yes, those secrets, those secrets....   [tags: American Literature] 520 words
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The Owl - A scream passing through an open window at the edge of town rattles the settled sounds of a night tucked in, the filtering whispers of leaves outside in the breeze interrupted, yielding to the call of a helpless exater protected by sound walls; only the nearby creek persists. Call of crickets resign under full moon, and hill-riding wind halts for a moment following the cry. Slowly, the leaves begin to whisper again, though slightly muffled, offset by the impression of a scream when it was the last thing on the night’s mind....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 494 words
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Moonlight Sonata - Vienna, Austria Thunder on a cold rainy night. Dreary tears falling on washed away dreams of what was and what could have been. The applause of a crowd, their nameless faces float through the forgotten memories amidst the labyrinth of life. Whispers, like curses in the twilight hours, “Play for me maestro!” One solitary voice heard above all others; her voice. As beautiful as a sunrise, as haunting as a lonely cry upon the hills, deep in the recesses of night. Yes. Play for her. One last sonata by the moonlight....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1447 words
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The First Blood - As they arrive to the HQ, Viktor wakes up first and looks out to see that Mrs. Baltimore arrives safely. Mrs. Baltimore smiles as she pulls into the open garage, and eases the SUV in as she turns off the vehicle. Stretching, Viktor feels rested as he whispers softly calling out to Jerry, Mina, and Holligan, waking them. “Where are we?” Mina said, stretching out and waking up from the nap. “We’re back at the headquarters,” Viktor whispers smiling. “Oh,” Mina replies with a blush. Unable to pick up on her blush, Viktor stares into her eyes as Jerry’s grunt startles both of them....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 997 words
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Fire and Ice - Beltane, a night of celebration and passion as lovers celebrate the new harvest, new love, and new beginnings. Dancing and music had filled the streets from early evening till late in the night, sweet fragrances of summer flowers braided into hair filled the streets. Lovers leaping the Beltane fires in the hopes it would bring them a child in the New Year, or just to bring luck and good health, were joined by the Seeker and his Confessor, laughing and dancing through the celebrations. Before the night is out, many lovers sneak away into the shadows of darkness, sharing passionate embraces and joining together to celebrate their love....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1969 words
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Time - ... Gatsby’s new ivy cannot “[pander] in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams” (180). Fitzgerald here is of course speaking of the American dream, which he claims is no longer attainable in its pure form. Gatsby, in “[wedding] his unutterable visions to [Daisy’s] perishable breath” causes Daisy to “blossom like a flower” (111). But though she blooms now, and so too does his dream, it will eventually wither and die, which is why what Nick “had almost remembered was uncommunicable forever.”(111)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The Great Gatsby] 1667 words
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rocking horse winner - D. H. Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner" is a classic modernistic story about a family filled with inner conflicts all portrayed through the innocence of a young child. Tortured by a house that whispers to him, Paul tries to gain his mothers missing affection by presenting that he posses luck which gives him money. He presents this luck by picking the name of a winning horse while riding his rocking horse. The whispers which state "there must be more money” disturbs Paul and he believes it exists because his family does not have enough money....   [tags: essays research papers] 611 words
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The Search for Immortality in On the Beach at Night and Sunday Morning - The Search for Immortality in On the Beach at Night and Sunday Morning The search for immortality is not an uncommon one in literature. Many authors and poets find contentment within the ideals of faith and divinity; others, such as Whitman and Stevens, achieve satisfaction with the concept of the immortality of mortality. This understanding of the cycle of death and rebirth dominates both Walt Whitman's "On the Beach at Night" and Wallace Stevens' "Sunday Morning" and demonstrates the poets' philosophies of worldly immortality....   [tags: Papers] 698 words
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Light and Dark Imagery Depicted in Shakespeare's Macbeth - The natural order of the world is disrupted; this is made obvious from the start of the play. Even though they generally speak in riddle, the three witches are significant characters because of their foresight and knowledge of future atmosphere. ‘Fair is foul and foul is fair.’ ~Act 1, Scene 1~ Because this chant is towards the beginning of the play, the audience immediately see the supernatural control over things. Throughout the play of Macbeth the audience is made aware of the differences in dark and light....   [tags: Literary Devices, Literary Techniques] 684 words
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A Foul Blessing: Macbeth - A Foul Blessing: Macbeth William Shakespeare’s Macbeth begins with the sinister meeting of three witches in thunder and lightning. They plan to meet again “when the battle’s lost and won” (I, i, 4). Before they depart, the witches declare that “foul is fair, and fair is foul” (I, i, 10). Everything has a deceptive appearance. Circumstances oppose each other. In the duration of Act I, these interpretations of the witches’ declaration prove to be frequent in the dialogue of the characters, and in the situations of the plot....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 602 words
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Voyeurism: A State Of Being. The Framing, Camera Angles and Camera Movement in "Rear Window" - Rear Window is an entertaining movie using voyeurism as a story element. For me it has a double meaning; first like the rear view mirror in a car one is always looking in it to see out of the rear window, at who or what is behind us, looking over our shoulder. The concept of ‘Looking over your shoulder’, brings to mind a paranoia of being followed or watched. The second is meaning of the movie’s title is more apparent in that the rear windows of the visible apartments share a common view of a circular enclave or backyard view of other neighbors who share the same visual experience....   [tags: Rear Window, film, movies, Voyeurism, ] 610 words
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Exile - ... In this poem, the speaker expresser her feeling about fleeing her home and how isolated she feels in the United States. The poet uses four line stanzas or quatrains, and this is a narrative poem because the speaker tells a story. The speaker seems a little odd in a way because she does not know what is happening; “Worried whispers” (6) is an alliteration, and it also symbolizes the speaker’s anxiety. Both her uncle and father do not tell the truth to the speaker, instead they “Sugarcoat” it....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Julia Alvarez] 658 words
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Heritage of Blue Highways - Heritage of Blue Highways In the country travelers' Bible, Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon takes a journey into his Native American heritage as well as into the heart of American culture. As a person of mixed ancestry, Least Heat Moon wishes to seek the history and experiences of his past in his travels. He is especially interested in the Native American element of his heritage because he had no knowledge of his ancestry as he was growing up. At the point at which he begins his journey, after being a student and scholar of Renaissance literature, Least Heat Moon is able to identify more freely with his past ("Whispers..." 58-60)....   [tags: Blue Highways] 811 words
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The Motivation of Lester in Child of God - The Motivation of Lester in Child of God   In the novel, Child of God. Lester Ballard committed heinous crimes against innocent victims. He murdered people in cold-blooded fashion and raped women when they were dead. What makes a human being do this may tell us a lot about criminals and humans themselves. In this paper I will try and analyze some of the core issues that lie at the heart of this story. Why did Ballard do what he did, to what extent is he responsible and what should have been his punishment....   [tags: Child] 1750 words
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Portrayals of Prostitution in Jane Eyre - Portrayals of Prostitution in Jane Eyre   Bronte paints many parallels between the characters in the novel and the trade of prostitution. One of the main characters that Bronte attributes poverty to is the character of Jane. Jane’s poverty is intrinsically important to the plot of the novel because Bronte uses Jane’s poverty to allow the reader to picture Jane as a virtuous woman, such as when Jane flees from Thornfield to escape the entrapment of Rochester. The reader is urged to feel sympathy for Jane as she adheres to her strict, virtuous moral codes and does not allow herself to succumb to temptation....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]
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Canterbury Tales - Canterbury Tales With the presidential election at its boiling point, many try to provide their own joke every now and then. Late night comedians such as David Letterman and Jay Leno try to spit out a new joke during their ten-minute spiel, and sometimes one can assume that they are getting even with the election process. Throughout the one-hour show, the comedians do their best to trick both the viewers and all those involved with the election process by having people act out scenes, or imitate one of the presidents....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1729 words
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A Rose For Emily - William Faulker's " A Rose for Emily" tells the story of a young woman who is violated by her father's strict mentality. After being the only man in her life Emily's father dies and she finds it hard to let go. Emily was raised in the ante-bellum period before the Civil War. This story takes place in the Reconstruction Era after the war when the North takes control of the South. Like her father, Miss Emily possesses a stubborn outlook towards life and refuses to change. This short story explains Emily, her mystified ways and the townsfolk's sympathetic curiosity....   [tags: essays research papers] 1271 words
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Asher Lev's Crucifixion Paintings as an Act of Disrespect Towards His Parents - Asher Lev's Crucifixion Paintings as an Act of Disrespect Towards His Parents Asher Lev paints against the values of his family and community. He disregards Jewish traditions and observance by pursuing his passion for art. His individuality has him disobeying the Rebbe, the mashphia, his mythic ancestor as well as his parents. Asher does not intend for his artwork to be harmful, but that they convey truths and feelings. Yet, the Brooklyn Crucifixions cause shame for his observant Jewish parents....   [tags: Asher Lev Paintings Art Crucifixion Essays] 1543 words
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no pretty pictures - "Nominated for a 1998 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War is Anita Lobel's gripping memoir of surviving the Holocaust. A Caldecott-winning illustrator of such delightful picture books as On Market Street, it is difficult to believe Lobel endured the horrific childhood she did. From age 5 to age 10, Lobel spent what are supposed to be carefree years hiding from the Nazis, protecting her younger brother, being captured and marched from camp to camp, and surviving completely dehumanizing conditions....   [tags: essays research papers] 1397 words
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Common Themes in Poetry - Common Themes in Poetry After reading and analysing numerous poems, I have chosen two examples of the famous Irish Poet, Seamus Heaney's work: 'Follower' and 'Mid-Term Break'. Both poems relate to the poet's past, and are certainly associated with a specific 'loss' of a loved one - one a literal loss, and the other a subconscious loss. 'Mid-Term Break', which I found to be a very touching and poignant poem, describes the loss of the poet's younger brother, Christopher when Heaney was a child, hence the poem is of a childhood tragedy as well as a loss....   [tags: Mid-Term Break Follower Poetry Poems Essays] 4013 words
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative There lay her limp body staring up at us. Her cold eyes were no longer the brilliant blue we were used to. We did not know this at the time, we were about to face the worst time of our lives. But for some of us, including me, it would be much worse. Of course we didn't know that then, all we knew was the fear and the confusion. There were so many thoughts running through my head, but mainly, "Why her?" Because it was Sarah who had been murdered; my best friend....   [tags: Papers] 994 words
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Comparing Seamus Heaney Poems Follower, Mid-term Break, and Digging - In this essay I will be comparing three Seamus Heaney poems we looked at in class these are called, “Follower”, “Mid-term Break” and, “Digging”. There are differences as well as similarities, the similarities include: they are all poems about and set in Seamus’ childhood memories In addition, all the poems more or less use some of the same poetic devices and techniques like: onomatopoeia and some of the same characters appear in all three poems such as like: Seamus (himself obviously) and his father....   [tags: essays research papers] 3939 words
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Child Work Labor - New Bern, North Carolina 1894 Everyone whispers about me in the streets. It's not so much whispers as it is blatant slander. I ignore it, as usual, because I bet I'm getting more money then they ever would, and so far, nothing has gone wrong. But still, it unnerves me when I feel piercing stares the second I walk onto the street. "Have you heard?" "Heard what?" "About Red Garrett, that foreign boy from Europe?" "Oh, yes, Italy I think. It's so scandalous, can you believe it?" "He's working for the doctors as an experiment....   [tags: Child Work Poverty] 1668 words
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Analysis of When You are Old, by William Butler Yeats - Analysis of When You are Old, by William Butler Yeats      When You are Old, by William Butler Yeats, represents and elderly woman reminiscing of her younger days. A past lover whispers to her as she looks through a photo album. Basically, Yeats is showing that as the woman gets older, she is alone, but she does not have to be lonely. She will always have her memories for companionship.      'When you are old and grey and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire' (l.1-2) depicts the woman in her age, needing to nap more frequently....   [tags: Analysis Old Poem Poetry Yeats Essays Papers] 440 words
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Claudius Is Me - O wretched state. O bosom black as death. O limed soul, that, struggling to be free, Art more engaged. Help, angles. Make assay. Claudius, What have you done. I regretted all of this. It is a big mistake, and I wish I could go back in time. I was so mad for power, wealth, love and money, that I killed my own brother, King Hamlet by pouring a small bottle of poison into his ear. I don¡¦t know how did his son, my nephew, Hamlet knows about my sin. I did it so superstitious, and carefully at night when no one was around....   [tags: essays research papers] 431 words
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Mica and men review - Of Mice and Men Review Of mice and men was such a great movie it was shocking that it didn’t receive any Academy Awards. Gary Sinise made a heart effecting very well done adaptation on Steinbeck’s classic novel. It is set in the great depression, where men travel around trying to get any work they can. It is based around two characters George (Gary Sinise) and Lennie (John Malkovich). Both characters care for each other deeply and take care of one another. Lennie has a mental disability but is very strong, whereas George is very intelligent and cunning and he does the thinking for both of them, while Lennie does a lot of the work....   [tags: essays research papers] 371 words
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only the heart - And only the prisoner knows The dream of freedom on his tongue, Sweet foretaste of the summer wind, That blows Across the waving green of the young rice, Across the unchained current of the distant dream, Between the singing strands of taut-stretched barrier-wire, To speak the future freely In guarded whispers Only the prisoner knows these things Only the Heart is a collection of memories, thoughts and feelings both in the past and present, this novel portrays the hardships and struggles that a Vietnamese family endures through the years of approaching communism....   [tags: essays research papers] 431 words
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Othello - Jealousy is what made most of Iagos plans a success. Iago was the bad guy and Othello was the good guy, and everybody else that was affected didn’t do anything to deserve it. Iago was the mastermind that planed everybody’s painful death. Iago lies to Casio to try to make Othello kind of disbelieving in Desdemona and think that she is with Casio. Othello gave his wife Desdemona a handkerchief that his dead mother gave to him. Then Iago planned to get that handkerchief and he did succeed, he got it from Emilia who falls for Iagos trick....   [tags: essays research papers] 430 words
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Avarice in Volpone - What a rare punishment/Is avarice to itself. Volpone, Act 1, sc.iv. Do the events in the play confirm this. Volpone was written at a time when Jacobean London was infected with greed, cunning and credulity. These traits Ben Jonson used to show the folly of avarice and its rewards or punishment to those whose only love is money and appropriating more of it. Volpone is all about morals, greed and the depths people will sink to get what they want, despite its consequences on themselves and others. The Jacobean audiences were familiar with its setting in Venice and they thought Italy 'was the land of sensational evil-doing....   [tags: English Literature] 458 words
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald In F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby, the pursuit of the American dream in a corrupt period is a central theme. This theme exemplifies itself in the downfall of Gatsby. In a time of disillusionment the ideals of the American dream are lost. The classic American dream is one of materialism and when Gatsby incorporates Daisy, a human being, into the dream he is doomed to fail. Gatsby is great because of his ability to dream in a time of deception. He is corrupt but the 1920's were a corrupt time, thus making it justifiable....   [tags: Papers] 377 words
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Magic - The crowds were queuing inquisitively outside. The air filled with a sense of expectance as more and more people joined the line. A constant hum of excited babble was only interrupted by intermittent shrieks of joy from nearby rides. Those in the front of the line eagerly liberated their wallets of a few spare notes so they would not miss this experience of a lifetime. The marquee quickly filled with animated youngsters, cute couples, and families on summer vacation. Even the grumpiest soul could not help but afford a smile....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 838 words
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Storm Fear - ... It is no coincidence that Wharton gave the main character this name, as Frome always seems to live through all of life’s challenges. In third line of the poem, Frost mentions a “lower chamber window on the east.” The line indicates that the author must be in the lower level of a building, looking through a window facing the east. The east is usually where the sun rises, but the window must be blocked by the snow. Once again the landscape acts as an antagonist, limiting the abilities of others....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Robert Frost] 1521 words
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Theme of "The Hollow Men" - There is said to be a thin line between the planning and the execution a sinister action, as the idea is what first drives the motion. This is the central theme of T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men,” in which the men depicted find themselves on the brink of hell, suffering not from their actions, but from their conspiracy to act. Throughout the poem, it appears that the men feel that they have done nothing wrong. The title itself, “The Hollow Men,” indicates that perhaps there is nothing to these men at all—as if they have done neither good nor evil....   [tags: essays research papers] 626 words
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Discussing Heart Of Darkness, The Hollow Men, and Apocalypse Now - Relationship between Heart Of Darkness, The Hollow Men, and Apocalypse Now      The Hollow Men is a poem by T.S. Eliot who won the Nobel Prize in 1948 for all his great accomplishments. The Hollow Men is about the hollowness that all people have; while Heart of Darkness is a story of the darkness that all people have. The poem written by Eliot was greatly influenced by Conrad and Dante. Some people may even think that WWI also influenced it. It was written after World War I and could be describing how people's beliefs had been eroded....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Act II of The Crucible - YOUR LAST NAME YOUR NAME TEACHERS NAME English III DATE In Act II, Proctor's conflict with authority increases as the court comes to arrests his wife. He already does not like the court and for them to come to his own home and take his wife to jail is just out of the question. To help the reader understand the condition of Salem at the beginning of Act II, Kinsella explains that "Salem is in the grip of mounting hysteria" (1267). Kinsella is correct the town first starts out with Betty not waking up, then Abigail Williams acusing practically everyone in Salem about being witches and it moves up from there eventually leading to Proctors fait....   [tags: Arthur Miller] 1354 words
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The Importance of Individuality in the Film "The Dead Poets Society" - “Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, ‘Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.’ Don't be resigned to that. Break out!”—John Keating (Robin Williams) As the above quote says, one should never be resigned to dullness, but instead you should break out and try something new. It is our differences that make us great. However, one cannot expect to be different if they never express themselves or speak up....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movies, Movie Analysis] 712 words
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Reading Response Log - 1) P.2 But on the last day an astonishing number of English heavies opened up on us with high explosive, drumming ceaselessly on our position, so that we suffered severely and came back only eighty strong. Reading Response: I wonder how aggressive a war could be. This tells me that a war can be ruthless, with each nation trying to destroy others. A war is only going to make things worse not better since there is always people dying everyday in war. This sentence really reflects the chaos and horror of war....   [tags: military,] 1293 words
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