Canterbury Tales-A personal perspective on the Medieval Christian Church
In researching Geoffrey Chaucer’s collection of stories named The Canterbury Tales, an interesting illustration of the Medieval Church becomes evident. A crooked society exists within the corrupt, medieval church community. Not all of the clergy’s intentions were corrupt, but as Chaucer, through his character the Pardoner,so well put it,“Radix malorum est cupiditas';, ( Love of money is the root of all evil). Many corrupted evils, such as greed, drove the clergy to deviate from the spirituality that religion was originated from.
In The Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer, the stereotypes and roles in society are reexamined and made new through the characters in the book. Chaucer discusses different stereotypes and separates his characters from the social norm by giving them highly ironic and/or unusual characteristics. Specifically, in the stories of The Wife of Bath and The Miller’s Tale, Chaucer examines stereotypes of women and men and attempts to define their basic wants and needs.
The Hound Of The Baskervilles by Conan Doyle
Conan Doyle is best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes and his
sidekick Dr Watson. His stories about mysterious detection stories are
still being read all over the world.
Arther Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. He spent a year in
Austria before taking a degree in medicine. He later drew on the
method of diagnosis for the basis for Sherlock Holmes's own deductive
methods and 'Elementary' approach to solving mysteries.
Fairy Tales have been told for centuries from (mostly) European roots and have been
teaching and entertaining generations of people. Fables and fairy tales contain many of the same
plot similarities. The differences and similarities between each illustrate the core themes, morals,
and plot in the varying tales.
One of the defining features of fairy tales has been an unbreakable rule which is to be
kept sacred in almost all stories.
Great Expectations Comment on Dickens' use of setting focusing on the
opening graveyard scene and the scenes with Miss Havisham set in the
GCSE Coursework 'Great Expectations'
Comment on Dickens' use of setting focusing on the opening graveyard
scene and the scenes with Miss Havisham set in the Satis house
As a skilled writer Dickens has chosen a perfect setting in which
corresponds to the involvement of his characters. The dark isolated
graveyard associates with death, and provides a backdrop that is very
similar to the appearance of a criminal, in the society in Dickens'
time. Dickens describes the marshes as being a dark, flat wilderness.
This creates the opportunity to become lost and isolated, it
emphasises the danger for someone who is alone, such as Pip.
Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of The Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles - GCSE Coursework Essay
In this essay I aim to look at how the settings in Arthur Conan
Doyle's novel The Hound of The Baskervilles affect the atmosphere of
the book. I will discuss a number of areas of the novel among these
how the main settings of the novel compare and contrast with each
other, The history, description and pre-knowledge of the main
settings, The characters reactions to their surroundings and whether
this give us any clues to the mystery and the minor settings that
contribute to the atmosphere.
Holmes' London flat is like the essence of a Victorian gentleman's
club, warm, with a fire and a comfortable reading chair on the hearth
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Austen uses devices and techniques to develop the characters in
the book "Pride and Prejudice". Looking at the complex character of Mr
Darcy provides a good example of how she does this. Mr Darcy is a
thought provoking man, whose character develops slowly throughout the
novel. We start off knowing very little, and then move on to acquiring
more knowledge about him throughout the course of the novel.
We first meet Mr Darcy's character at the famous Meryton Ball.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The opening chapter of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen accurately
introduces some of the main characters in the novel, and adds a little
humour to the introductions. The first sentence, “It is a truth
universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large
fortune must be in want of a wife”, introduces all the single males in
the novel that are in search of finding a wife. Almost every single
male in the novel is a rich man who is looking for a wife. The Bennet
family is then introduced throughout the rest of the chapter.
In the Canterbury Tales. The Wife of Baths Tale by Chaucer focuses mainly on women and their desires. Women are so important in this story that the knight’s punishment for raping a women is odd and different. The knight’s punishment don’t seem to affect him physically but can affect him mentally. The queen sends him to find a really broad answer which makes it really difficult for him. The punishment that the queen applies to the knight is that he had to find out the thing that women most desire and he has a year and one day to find his answer or he will die. As the knight is traveling the world and asking every women he meets what women really want. He seems that he can’t find a good answer. “Some said that all women best loved richness, Some
The perennial pursuit of humankind is finding and establishing a unique identity while still maintaining enough in common with others to avoid isolation. This is the central pursuit of many of the characters in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, and it shapes the way that characters feel and interact in profound ways. Those who are certain of their selfhood are the most successful, and the acquisition of an identity is fundamental to achieve happiness and satisfaction for characters in Great Expectations.