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Allegory in Forster's The Other Side of the Hedge

- Allegory in Forster's The Other Side of the Hedge After reading the first few paragraphs, The Other Side of the Hedge, by E. M. Forster, seems to be nothing more than a story about a man walking down a long road. The narrator's decision to go through the hedge transforms the story into an allegory that is full of symbols representing Forster's view of the journey of life. The author develops the allegory through the use of several different symbols including the long road, the hedge and the water....   [tags: Forster Other Side of the Hedge Essays]

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The Allegory in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

- The Allegory in “Young Goodman Brown”       It is the purpose of this essay to show that Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” is indeed an allegory. M. H. Abrams defines an allegory as a “narrative, whether in prose or verse, in which the agents and actions, and sometimes the setting as well, are contrived by the author to make coherent sense on the ‘literal,’ or primary, level of signification, and at the same time to signify a second, correlated order of signification” (5).   Yvor Winters in “Maule’s Curse, or Hawthorne and the Problem of Allegory” says that Hawthorne is essentially an allegorist (11)....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]

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The Allegory in The Minister’s Black Veil

- The Allegory in “The Minister’s Black Veil”               It is the purpose of this essay to show that Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil” is indeed an allegory. M. H. Abrams defines an allegory as a “narrative, whether in prose or verse, in which the agents and actions, and sometimes the setting as well, are contrived by the author to make coherent sense on the ‘literal,’ or primary, level of signification, and at the same time to signify a second, correlated order of signification” (5)....   [tags: Ministers Black Veil Essays]

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Allegory is a story that works on two levels.

- Allegory is a story that works on two levels. "Mature readers appreciate the powerful satire on communism gone wrong, while for younger readers it is a hilarious fable of the farmyard."-Animal Farm As explained in the quote above, Animal Farm is a story that works on two levels. One level is simple, and the other one is the more complex and sophisticated. I would like to explain these levels in this essay. But first, I would like to clearly explain what the word allegory means by giving some examples from well-known fables....   [tags: English Literature]

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Allegory in Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- George Orwell wrote the novel Animal Farm. Orwell uses the genre of allegory to illustrate his satirical views of the Russian Revolution. As Britain and Russia were allies during the War, Orwell was forbidden to straightforwardly express his opinion. During the Second World War, George Orwell wrote the novel “Animal Farm”. Orwell uses the genre of allegory to illustrate his satirical views of the Russian Revolution. As Britain and Russia were allies during the War, Orwell was forbidden to straightforwardly express his opinion of Stalin and the Russian Regime so he uses animals as their representatives, instead....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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The Allegory of McCarthyism in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- The play “The Crucible”, written by Arthur Miller, used The Salem Witch Hunt trials as an allegory of the McCarthy hearings and the true horrors behind how America dealt with attempted Communism. Tension is evident throughout the play, and each character participates in intensifying it which entangles them into the extreme consequences of the tension they helped to circulate. The significance of Salem is that the tension can be sourced from within every character as they are engulfed in hidden and publically known feuds....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible 2014]

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Allegory in Edward Albee's The American Dream

- Allegory in Edward Albee's The American Dream Our understanding of Edward Albee's achievement in The American Dream (1960) has come a long way since 1961 when Martin Esslin hailed it as a "brilliant first example of an American contribution to the Theatre of the Absurd"1 and 1966 when Nicholas Canaday, Jr. labeled it America's "best example of what has come to be known as 'the theatre of the absurd.'"2 The shrewdest assessment of absurdism in Albee is by Brian Way, who shows convincingly that, although Albee has successfully mastered the techniques of theatrical absurdism, he has nevertheless shied away from embracing the metaphysics that the style implies.3 That is, Albee knows that Thea...   [tags: Edward Albee American Dream Essays]

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Scarlet Letter is a blend of realism, symbolism, and allegory. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses historical settings for this fictional novel and even gives historical background information for the inspiration of the story of Hester Prynne in the introduction of The Scarlet Letter, ‘The Custom-House’. The psychological exploration of the characters and the author’s use of realistic dialogue only add to the realism of the novel. The most obvious symbol of the novel is the actual scarlet letter ‘A’ that Hester wears on her chest every day, but Hawthorne also uses Hester’s daughter Pearl and their surroundings as symbols as well....   [tags: Realism, Symbolism, Allegory]

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Symbolism Between C.S. Lewis´ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and The New Testament in the Bible

- The symbolism between C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia, and the New Testament in the Bible, particularly the account of Jesus’ death is not merely coincidental because The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is, in fact, an allegory. An allegory is a story with morals in which characters, plots and settings are used as symbols. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis is rich with Christian symbolism even though the allegorical nature of it is the subject of much controversy....   [tags: The Chronicles of Narnia, allegory, controversy]

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Flannery O'Connor's Use of Religious Allegory

- An ardent Catholic as she was, Flannery O’Connor astonishes and puzzles the readers of her most frequently compiled work, A Good Man Is Hard to Find. It is the violence, carnage, injustice and dark nooks of Christian beliefs of the characters that they consider so interesting yet shocking at the same time. The story abounds in Christian motifs, both easy and complicated to decipher. We do not find it conclusive that the world is governed by inevitable predestination or evil incorporated, though....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Arthur Miller's The Crucible: An Attack on McCarthyism?

- In 1692, a group of girls living in Salem Massachusetts fell ill. Suffering from seizures and hallucinations, in extremely religious Puritan New England, the only cause seemed to be the work of the devil or his servants. The sickness ignited fears of witchcraft, and it was only a matter of time until not only the girls, but many other residents of Salem, started accusing other villagers of conspiring with the devil, and casting dark magic. By the August of 1962, nineteen people were executed by the Massachusetts government and judicial system, who were heavily influenced by religion....   [tags: communists, allegory, witch trials]

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Reading Moby-Dick as Ethnic Allegory

- Reading Moby-Dick as Ethnic Allegory At a time when images of the white settler conquering the "savage" frontier were prevalent in antebellum America, depictions of racial polarization and, alternately, co-existence among different ethnic groups had already begun to find expression in various artistic mediums, from painting to literature. Today more than ever, such works continue to elicit critical re-examinations where race relations, colonization, and literary representation are concerned. While many literary and cultural critics have proposed allegorical readings of political and religious natures, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick can also be read relatedly as an ethnic allegory, where part...   [tags: Moby Dick Melville Papers]

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Analysis Of Homer 's The One Eyed Giant 's Cave

- Homer’s Rhetorical imagery in Book 9: In the One-Eyed Giant’s Cave Homer’s Odyssey is filled with the several different dimensions of literary strengths he possessed as a poet. The strong use of imagery is a reoccurring theme throughout his work Homer’s gift of description is the focus point of every book in the Odyssey, especially in book nine: In the One-Eyed Giant’s Cave. In book nine of the Odyssey Homer used imagery as well as literary devices to convey his gift of description to his audience....   [tags: Odyssey, Homer, Polyphemus, Odysseus]

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The Robbers Cave Experiment : A Theory Of Realist Conflict Within A Group Of Boys

- Muzafer Sherif received his PhD in Psychology at Columbia University. He taught psy-chology at the University of Oklahoma, and sociology at Pennsylvania State University. He be-came well known from his early lab work, on the auto kinetic effect. The auto kinetic effect (Fi-ne, 2004), was the visual effect that was seen when an individual was placed in a darkened room and was shown a light source. That light source would appear to move, because of uncontrolled eye movements. Although Muzafer was famous for his lab work, some of his most brilliant works were done outside of the standard laboratory setting....   [tags: Child abuse, Psychological abuse, Abuse]

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Dante's Inferno and The Afterlife

- For centuries humans have been drawing parallels to help explain or understand different concepts. These parallels, or allegories, tell a simple story and their purpose is to use another point of view to help guide individuals into the correct line of thought. “The only stable element in a literary work is its words, which if one knows the language in which it is written, have a meaning. The significance of that meaning is what may be called allegory.”(Bloomfield) As Bloomfield stated, it is only how we interpret the words in an allegory that matters, each person can interpreted it in a slightly different way and allegories are most often personalized by a reader....   [tags: Allegory, Summary, Hell, Afterlife]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Young Goodman Brown '

- From "The Problem of Faith in "Young Goodman Brown,"" the author talked about how the psychological consciousness of faith acted in Hawthorne 's tales. In his article, instead of specifically identify the story, he decided to discuss the story in a three-dimension way and got the result that "The story is all three: a dream vision, a conventional allegory, and finally an inquiry into the problem of faith that undermines the assumptions upon which the allegory is based," (Levy). Based on his thought on this story, "I believe that one must first of all interpret the story literally," (Levin) things like "the red ribbon" and "the shadow in the fire" should not be considered with extra meaning....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown, Allegory]

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“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson: A Brutal Tradition

- ... But there is no purpose; instead, the lottery is meant as a thinly veiled allegory for a deeper meaning, one that shows the danger of conformity to the widely accepted opinion and blindly following tradition because of a fear of change. In this story, Jackson paints a picture of a society willing to laugh and joke with each other one minute, then violently turn on the chosen person the next. Though a few villagers attempt to raise resistance, they are quickly silenced by the larger crowd who, having been raised since birth to accept this tradition, see no flaw with it....   [tags: peer pressure, authority, allegory]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's Young Goodman Brown

- In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”, Goodman Brown struggles with staying pure and not giving in to the devil. Hawthorne utilizes allegory and ambiguity to leave unanswered questions for the reader. Hawthorne names his wife Faith. Her name symbolizes the faith in all mankind. Hawthorne describes Faith as “the wife was aptly named” (Hawthorne 1). In the end of Young Goodman Brown, Goodman brown loses his faith and his wife disappears."My Faith is gone. There is no good on earth. Come, devil; for to thee is this world given."(Hawthorne 6)....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown, Allegory]

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Analysis of Edgar Allen Poe in The Masque of the Red Death

- ... Poe may have received ideas for “The Masque of the Red Death” from a Russian Ball that took place in the 1830’s and also from Thomas Campbell’s Life of Petrarch. The ball that took place in the 1830’s had “…guests arrive in masks and among them appeared a party in Chinese costumes, carrying on a palanquin an individual they called their lord” (Cary 77). At the end of the ball, the masqueraders began to withdrawal from the residence and the only people left were the lord and the host of the ball....   [tags: plague, allegory, abbet, death]

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What is the importance of symbolism in Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka?

- What is the importance of symbolism in Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. The ones that you love the most are usually the ones that hurt you the most. The story that tells us the truth about the human nature, the humans have lost their humanity. Franz Kafka uses many symbols in the novella Metamorphosis. Kafka chose the German word for vermin –Ungeziefer – which means an animal with a disgusting nature. The German word was also used in World War II, the Nazis used to describe the Jews by this name. Jews were treated with disrespect much like Gregor was treated in Metamorphosis....   [tags: Allegory, Poetry Analysis]

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Sanctification through Merit and Grace in Canto 28 of Paradiso Beatrice

- In Canto 28 of Paradiso Beatrice explains, “the measure of their vision lies in merit, produced by grace,” (112-113). A balance and interplay can be found in the elements “merit” and “grace” because they are an allegory of the entire book in which the whole focus of the sanctification of Dante, and all souls for that matter, is based upon merit and grace. Beatrice’s representation of God’s grace is reflected by her radiance in that she plays an image of nobility, virtue, the Redeemed Life and, to a certain extent, of God Himself....   [tags: merit, grace, allegory, sancitification]

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Desire of Sin in Shakespeare´s Macbeth and Lord of the Flies

- Playwright Shakespeare and author Golding share their views on the manipulative ways that sin works through a tragedy and an allegory. In the play Macbeth, Shakespeare shows how a once loyal & noble general named Macbeth pursues the goal of becoming king after accidentally having this foretold to him by a group of witches. When his wife learns of this, she goes out of her way to make sure that he achieves this title whilst taking drastic measures when necessary. In doing this, she persuades Macbeth to kill the previous king in an effort to fulfill their desire....   [tags: allegory, guilt, rules, desires]

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Analysis Of ' Hawthorne 's ' Young Goodman Brown '

- In Ambivalence in “Young Goodman Brown”, Walter J. Paulits argues that Hawthorne draws on the point of ambivalence of the main character, rather than focusing on the main character is just doubtful throughout the story. Paulits begins his argument with a quote from Angus Fletcher, author of Allegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode, to explain what Hawthorne uses as allegorical intent. Paulits even incorporated another one of Hawthorne’s works, “Rappacini’s Daughter” to state that Hawthorne has done this method of writing in other works of his....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown, Allegory]

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Batter My Heart (Holy Sonnet XIV), by John Donne

- John Donne an English metaphysical poet and 16th century preacher made his name through his poems on love and his technique of creating opposing imagery through allegory and language (Ribes, 2007). Once Donne renounced his catholic faith and made a commitment to the Church of England in 1615, he wrote a series of religious poems, hymns, and sermons (Hodgson, 1999). The most well-known of his religious poetry is a series of nineteen Holy Sonnets spanning over the early 16th century, the most famous of these is Holy Sonnet XIV also known as ‘Batter My Heart’....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Allegory]

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Poem Analysis: O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

- ... But as the crowd cheering, he remains on deck, bewailing the death of his admirable captain. O Captain. My Captain. is Whitman’s tribute to Abraham Lincoln. The whole poem is an allegory of Lincoln’s death. Lincoln is the “captain” and the “fearful trip” is the (American) Civil War. The captain is “fallen cold and dead” refers to the fact that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated shortly after the Civil Wars. “The ship” is the United States and “the prize” is the preservation of the Union. One of the figurative languages used in O Captain....   [tags: allegory, abraham lincoln, union]

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The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats

- “The Eve of St. Agnes”: A Reworking of the Spenserian Sonnet As the values of the 18th century shifted from formal perfection to experimentation, so did the poetry. The writings of the 19th century romantic poets explored new forms and variations of the sonnet; they moved away from the heroic couplet, which was dominant during the preceding century by writers like Pope. John Keats utilized this romantic method habitually throughout his works. In his 1819 poem “The Eve of St. Agnes”, Keats refashioned the traditional Spenserian allegory to explore sinful qualities, and personal virtues such as lust, whereas Edmund Spencer’s customary sonnet form usually expressed chivalric and Christian val...   [tags: romantic poets, spenserian allegory ]

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Ways of Viewing "Animal Farm": Historical Allegory, Fable, and Suspension of Disbelief

- Animal farm tells the story of a group of animals rebelling successfully against the previous owner, Mr Jones, who was considered to be a tyrant of animal/manor farm. The farm was planned to be communist place but because of most of the animals gullibility and unintelligence the pigs who where smarter took control and made a hierarchy and exploited the animals. Then eventually the pigs became more like humans doing things like walking on two legs and wearing cloths. However would animal farm be more interesting as a historical allegory of a simple fable....   [tags: animal farm, george orwell, fables,]

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Shamanism and Art: The Entry into an Inconspicuous Reality

- Shamanism has not been a concept with one succinct definition. However, there have been varying extents of specificity within the definition. Mircea Eliade defines shamanism as an archaic technique of ecstasy. In Graham Harvey’s Shamanism: A Reader, he does not unify to one specific construe of shamanism in his writings, preferably he establishes the ambit of controversy and diversity between various definitions to foresight the extent shamanism has in comparison to other definitions. Shamanism, History, and the State by Nicholas Thomas and Caroline Humphrey debate that people have been corrupted with finding one definition of shamanism that they no longer take into account the controversy w...   [tags: cave paintings, archaic technique of ecstacy]

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The Reflecting Pool

- The Reflecting Pool The next morning the girls woke up at 8:00 am when Kimberly yelled upstairs, “Girls wake up. Are you going to sleep away the whole day?” Lucinda was half awake anyway and yelled to her mom, “Okay mom. I’m awake!” Frances opened one eye and said, “Huh?” “I guess we should get up and meet the day," said Lucinda. Frances and Lucinda went downstairs where they found Jackie in the kitchen fixing french toast. “Hi Jackie," said Frances. “Did you have a nice time last night with Jim?” “Yeah, we went to a movie,” said Jackie....   [tags: secret, trolls, cave]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm is a satirical story written in the form of an animal fable. The novel is an allegory of the period in Russian history between 1917 and 1944. In writing Animal Farm as a fable, George Orwell is able to present his subject in simple symbolic terms by treating the development of communism as a story that is taking place on a single farm with talking animals. The characters of Animal Farm represent figures in Russian history during the Russian Revolution. Places, objects, and events of the Russian Revolution are also symbolized in Animal Farm....   [tags: Fable, Allegory, Satire, Russia]

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"Rip Van Winkle": An Analysis

- The tale of ‘Rip Van Winkle’ can be read as a political allegory of Britain’s relation with her American colonies and as an Anti-Feminist discourse. These readings can be defined through analysis of the dynamics between Rip Van Winkle and the Dame. From this one can explore the themes of Monarchy, the Ego, Marriage and Motherhood. The strong and dominate character of the Dame and the Passive idleness of rip creates a strong allusion to the relations between Great Britain and her colonies. The Dame can be seen as a Monarchical figure through her demands on rip....   [tags: Anti-Feminism, Political Allegory]

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Allegory and Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”

- Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” is an excellent example of the use of allegories and symbolism as a form of satire on Puritan faith. According to Frank Preston Stearns, author of The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Hawthorne may have intended this story as an exposure of the inconsistency, and consequent hypocrisy, of Puritanism” (Stearns 181). Throughout the story of “Young Goodman Brown,” Hawthorne tries to infuse as many symbols and allegories as he can to enhance the overall meaning of his story....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Satire, Puritanism]

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Spelcuean Explorers: A Fictional Narrative

- The four defendants, members of the Speluncean Society, are on trial for the crime of murder. In early May of 4299 the four defendants, in company with Roger Whetmore, entered into the interior of a limestone cavern of the type found in Central Plateau of this landslide occurred. While in the cave heavy boulders fell and completely blocked the only known opening of the cave. While waiting for a rescue team to come they settled themselves near the obstructed opening. The rescue was a difficult one, and as a result of many obstacles, such as landslides, that occurred ten workmen engaged in helping to clear the entrance were killed....   [tags: defendents, society, rescue, cave, machine]

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The Importance of Maps: An Analysis of the Main Techniques Used in Creating an Effective Map

- Over thousands of years, maps have developed from two-dimensional cave art depicting the constellations to Christian-centered “T and O” maps depicting Jerusalem at the center of the map, to sophisticated three-dimensional views of earth. According to James S. Aber, a professor of Geology at Emporia State University, the first known maps were made in approximately 2300 B.C. on clay tablets. As time passed philosophers developed more knowledge about Earth, and by the time that Claudius Ptolemaeus, or "Ptolemy," was born people understood the concept of a spherical earth rather than a flat earth....   [tags: Cave Art, Map, History, Cartography]

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Allegorical Punishments: Analysis of Dante’s Use of Allegory in Inferno

- In Dante’s Inferno, those who never repented for their sins are sent there after death. Like the old Latin proverb says, “The knowledge of sin is the beginning of salvation.” (“Latin Proverb Quotes” ThinkExist) The punishments in his Hell are decided by the law of retribution, which according to Webster’s Dictionary is the total effect of a person's actions and conduct during the successive phases of the person's existence, regarded as determining the person's destiny. (“Retribution” Merriam-Webster) Therefore, Dante creates a variety of reprimands for the three different types of sins: incontinence, violence, and fraudulence....   [tags: hell, retribution, morality, atheism]

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Analysis Of Truman 's ' The Truman Show '

- 2762462 Cheryl King English 1301 August 7, 2015 The Truman Show He’s unaware of it, but Truman 's entire life is part of an enormous TV show. Executive producer Christof coordinates The Truman Show, a televised show of Truman’s life shot by secret cameras hidden everywhere in the town. Christof attempts to control Truman’s life, even making his love, Sylvia, disappear from the show and replacing her with Meryl. Truman is honest, and innocent which made him locked behind a life of repetition. In his rebellion of his normal routine he notice that the whole town revolves around his life....   [tags: The Truman Show, Peter Weir, Andrew Niccol]

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Graduation Speech : My High School

- After graduation of my high school, I’ve decided not to attend college. I spent over three months preparing for college admissions. Over three months of studying for the SAT and writing essays for colleges. But, all this hard work was blown away in just a week. The week before the May 1st, the decision day, I had made my decision not to attend college. I have decided to return to my country and start working. Of course, there was a strong disagreement from my parents, but I didn’t hesitate. For the past years, I have worked in many different kinds of places and I have faced the true reality....   [tags: College, High school, University, Education]

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The Oldest Form Of Art

- History has always been one of my favorite subjects in school. I have always found an interest in events that have happened in history very interesting. Being in a class that involves my favorite subject, while also giving me the ability to learn about different pieces of art and the history behind it, is a very great way to learn. To begin, Ancient Mediterranean Worlds was the first and most interesting things we have learned. The oldest form of art was discovered in the Mediterranean during the stone ages....   [tags: Italy, Renaissance, Cave painting, Michelangelo]

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LASCAUX: The Most Famous Cave in all France

- LASCAUX: The Most Famous Cave in all France Not too far away from the town of Montignac, in the western Massif Central and Northern Pyrenees, the cave of Lascaux was discovered. Four teenage boys and their dog discovered it. The four boys, Marcel Ravidat, Jacques Marsal, Georges Agnel and Simon Coenccus, were out on an expedition, but they found more than they bargained for that day. Their dog wandered away and they searched for him. In the process, the four boys discovered a cave that had been right below their feet for the past 17,000 years....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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A Struggle For Independence : A Young Woman 's Coming Of Age As National Allegory

- Marilyn Booth considers al-Zayyāt’s The Open Door intertwining two different kinds of marginality by utilizing “female perspective at the center, within a context of family and community” and “everyday language rather than literary diction” (xvii). Centering on Layla and her personal experience, Booth suggests that “Layla’s growth is paralleled by that of the national resistance toward the British which continues to take control despite Egypt’s 1923 independence (xxiii). Likewise, Buijsse in her thesis entitled A Struggle for Independence: A Young Woman’s Coming of Age as National Allegory in Latīfa al-Zayyāt’s al-Bāb al-maftūh also found similar finding of the parallel between Layla’s strug...   [tags: Woman, Female, Gender, Girl]

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Allegory and Tone in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

- Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel about the good and evil of man has long been a topic of debate and study. Duality of the human soul has daunted humankind since the dawn of time; Cain was the antithesis of Able. Stevenson knew that all men had two natures, one good and one evil with his novel that transcends time, and although the story takes place over 100 years ago, its legitimacy is still pertinent. Perhaps Stevenson was suggesting that we are capable of even the most heinous wrongs even if we are the best of people, which Dr....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, An Allegory By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

- Dehumanizing the Different A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, an allegory by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, brings to attention the idea of the psychological process of dehumanizing. Throughout the years, certain races, homeless individuals, autistic individuals, women, homosexuals, and certain religions such as Jews and Muslims have all been examples of dehumanizing. The old man in Marquez’s story also faces this psychological process of dehumanizing. “Dehumanization is the psychological process of demonizing the enemy, making them seem less than human and hence not worthy of humane treatment....   [tags: Human rights, Abuse, Torture]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell: A Satirical Allegory of Soviet Totalitarianism

- Eric Arthur Blair’s (pen name: George Orwell) 1945 novella, Animal Farm, ostensibly provides a satirical allegory of Soviet totalitarianism. Written during World War II, Orwell was inspired to reflect the events leading up to the infamous Stalin era due to the widespread influence in the media he witnessed during his involvement in the Revolution. Orwell successfully engrains societal concerns and disturbing political ideas of the Russian Revolution within Animal Farm byway of the development of characters and themes that represent fundamental figures and events of the time....   [tags: abuse, power, world war II]

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Inferno by Dante Alighieri

- In Dante’s Inferno, Dante creates inventive imagery between ones sin and the punishment they would receive in Hell. One of the main themes that Dante uses in the book is allegory, or how the punishment fits the sin. This theme illustrates what happens to people who sin on earth. In this theme Dante created a hell that had nine levels, each worse than the first. Starting with a lesser heaven and ending with the icy cold ninth circle, where Lucifer resides. In each circle, sinners are punished according to their crimes....   [tags: lucifer, allegory, limbo, punishment]

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Reality vs. Virtuality: Which is More Tangible?

- Reality vs Virtuality: Which is more tangible. As inhabitants of this earth, it is easy to fall into the patterns of habitual living. That which includes believing that the life which one lives is one that is real however is it possible that all that the human race believes to be real is in fact not. This essay begs the question of whether living in the real world is more tangible than living in one made up of virtual realities. Is it more suitable to live in the real world, regardless of how impoverished and unstable than to live in a virtual world that is ordered so as to take care of our needs and let us get on with our everyday lives....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Undercooked Humans, Undercooked Minds

- One day, God was practicing His culinary skills in His kitchen. He decided to bake His people and give them names. He first wrote those names on a sheet of paper. With His handy kitchenware and fresh ingredients, He started molding and shaping the dough He created into humans. He lined, brushed with some butter, and dusted the baking pan with flour. He transferred and aligned the raw humans into the baking pan. He popped them into the preheated LG oven with a temperature of 150° Fahrenheit. He waited patiently while listening to his newly purchased IPod Touch....   [tags: Allegory]

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The Lost Wolf Pup

- ... I think I went the wrong way. I heard growling and looked over and saw a gargantuan wolf towering over me. I whimpered, and rolled over on my back, showing my stomach in defeat. "Go, now before I kill you. This is your only warning from my pack," the wolf growled. I ran, as hard and as fast as I could. I kept running, even though I could not start to see. As I stopped, I drank some water, and found a hole to stay in. It looked like an old wolf hole that had been abandoned. I sighed, not knowing what to do, so I curled up in the back corner, hoping to fall asleep, and not to die....   [tags: snow, grass, wolves, food, cave]

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Christian Aleegory In The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Road Not Taken '

- In the 18th Century BC, the ancient Sumerian poem Epic of Gilgamesh was written. This marked the start of the long history of poetry. Over time, the art of poetry has developed and evolved to take on a more definite form, with its various different styles, pieces, and forms being named and described. One such form is an allegory. In an allegory, a story has a second meaning that is hidden in the poem, even if it also has a meaning on the surface (Perrine 816). Since many poems are written in figurative language and are supposed to mean more than what they say, it is easy to find an allegorical poem....   [tags: Meaning of life, Choice, Allegory, Poetry]

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Deep Allegory in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

- Deep Allegory in Young Goodman Brown        Herman Melville in “Hawthorne and His Mosses” (The Literary World August 17, 24, 1850), comments on the deep allegory found within Nathaniel Hawthorne’s tale, “Young Goodman Brown.” "Young Goodman Brown". You would of course suppose that it was a simple little tale, intended as a supplement to "Goody Two Shoes." Whereas, it is deep as Dante; nor can you finish it, without addressing the author in his own words--"It is yours to penetrate, in every bosom, the deep mystery of sin." And with Young Goodman, too, in allegorical pursuit of his Puritan wife, you cry out in your anguish....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]

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Comparison of Gulliver’s Travels and Haroun and the Sea of Stories

- Haroun and the Sea of Stories is an allegory of the problem’s posed in the societies of the author’s days. It is similar to Gulliver’s Travels as both are allegories of our world, and both main characters are in similar situations; both find themselves in a new land, and are confronted with many unfamiliar problems. “Gulliver’s travels” is a story based upon England at the time when Jonathan swift lived. This was in the 17th century. Also, there are definite correlations between particular characters in the Lilliput community with political figures in the British political system....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Critical Analysis, Allegory]

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Symbolism and Allegory in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

- Symbolism and Allegory in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown Symbolism, something that figuratively represents something else, is prominent in many literary works. One piece of literature that stands out as a perfect example of symbolism is Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown." This story is completely symbolic, and provides a good example of an allegory, or a story in which concrete items or characters represent abstract ideas. Hawthorne uses both objects and people as symbols to better support the allegorical tones throughout "Young Goodman Brown." Nathaniel Hawthorne uses different people as symbols throughout "Young Goodman Brown." The largest symbolic roles in the story are goodm...   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Matrix '

- The matrix “You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” What pill would you take. The film, The Matrix, mirrors Plato’s allegory. They revolve around the concept of imprisonment of the mind. In other words, a slave, when a person’s mind is taken from reality. To further my explanation, they are controlled to believe that they are free. Although, they are not free, because they are living a life that’s not real....   [tags: Morpheus, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, Neo]

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Immortality in the Soul

- Humanity is in a constant process to better themselves, as a result of their self-transcending nature. The purpose of this process is to achieve an immortal soul. In order for this to occur, according to Plato, the individual must first be engaged in his Theory of Education: beginning with the Allegory of the Cave, followed by the Metaphor of the Divided Line, and then completing with the Theory of Forms. To be fully immerse in this process, an understanding of Plato's Allegory of the Cave is necessary....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Sir Gawain and Green Knight Essays: Allegory

- Allegory in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Discuss the allegorical significance of the following words of the Green Knight, You are so fully confessed, your failings made known,/ And bear the plain penance of the point of my blade,/ I hold you polished as a pearl, as pure and as bright/ As you had lived free of fault since first you were born . These words are uttered by the Green Knight almost immediately after he delivered the third blow on Gawain s neck (l 2391-2394). They should be understood as referring to events which began with Gawain s arrival at the Lord s castle....   [tags: Sir Gawain Green Knight Essays]

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Analysis Of Plato 's ' The Good ' And The Sun '

- How is one to determine that everything our eyes perceive is the truth. For us to see certain objects, we need the truth and the good to shed light on objects or ideas of objects. Sight is the only sense that relies on something else (light) to make things visible to the naked eye. Plato has organized a map on what is seen and how it is perceived called The Divided Line. The Divided Line recognizes the difference between what is true knowledge and what is just opinion. This is a chart of how reality is organized based on Plato’s thoughts....   [tags: Mind, Perception, Ontology, Cognition]

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Third World Short Story as National Allegory

- Third World Short Story as National Allegory Fredric Jameson's 1986 essay "Third-World Literature in an Era of Multinational Capitalism," declares that unlike the literatures of the First World, Third World Literatures are necessarily national allegories. "Third World texts," Jameson argues, "even those which are seemingly private and invested with a properly libidinal dynamic, necessarily project a political dimension in the form of national allegory; the story of the private individual destiny is always an allegory of the embattled situation of the public third world culture and society....   [tags: Third World Literature Papers]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's My Kinsman, Major Molineux as an Allegory

- Nathaniel Hawthorne's My Kinsman, Major Molineux as an Allegory “May not one man have several voices, Robin, as well as two complexions?” (1261), asks the friendly gentleman in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “My Kinsman, Major Molineux.” Just as one man may have multiple facets, so too may a story, if we correctly interpret samples of Hawthorne’s work. It seems as though modern readers practically assume that his work ought to be read allegorically, and indeed, The Scarlet Letter, and many other famous works of Hawthorne, are brilliant allegories if they are interpreted as such....   [tags: Hawthorne Analysis Kinsman Molineux essays]

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Use of Allegory and Symbols in William Goldging's Lord of the Flies

- Use of Allegory and Symbols in William Goldging's Lord of the Flies           William Golding's Lord of the Flies allegorically shows the good and evil that co-exists in every human being.  Each character and symbol renders this possible by what it represents.  Ralph and Jack allegorically represent opposing political forces: Jack as the dictator or fascist and Ralph as the prototype of a democratic leader.  The island represents the archetypal garden and the conch shell represents power.  Golding uses British schoolboys to show progressive degeneration and to prove that a little bit of evil exists in all of us.  Each of these symbols aid in proving that we all have some evil in our hearts...   [tags: Lord Flies Essays William Golding Papers]

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The Allegory of the Russian Revolution of 1917 in Animal Farm

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Symbols Of The Lottery, By Shirley Jackson

- Symbol of Death “The Lottery,” written by Shirley Jackson in 1948, is a provoking piece of literature about a town that continues a tradition of stoning, despite not know why the ritual started in the first place. As Jackson sets the scene, the villagers seem ordinary; but seeing that winning the lottery is fatal, the villagers are then viewed as murders by the reader. Disagreeing with the results of the lottery, Tessie Hutchinson is exposed to an external conflict between herself and the town....   [tags: The Lottery, Short story, Allegory, Stoning]

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Allegory for War in Battle of the Ants by David Thoreau

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Rappaccini's Daughter Essay: Allegory of the Garden of Eden

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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - A Biblical Allegory

- East of Eden: A Biblical Allegory       In East of Eden (1952) John Steinbeck creates a powerful novel using biblical allegories. By doing this, he can deliver a clear message by describing something unfamiliar to his audience and comparing it to something more familiar. Set in modern times, East of Eden retells the famous story of the downfall of Adam and Eve, and the jealous rivalry between Cain and Able. Steinbeck also creates many other characters throug his novel, that capture a biblical sense and help portray an image of the vast confusion of life....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as Judeo-Christian Allegory

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The Significance of Plot Events within the Psychoanalysis Theory in Lord of the Flies

- The Significance of Plot Events within the Psychoanalysis Theory in Lord of the Flies Sigmund Freud’s theory on the components of the human mind has been around for over a century, and although not used much anymore, Psychoanalysis is a useful tool for decoding many pieces of literature. In this case, Freud’s theory is especially useful in finding an allegory for William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. For the most part, the Psychoanalysis theory is used in terms of the three components of the mind; the Id, the Ego and the Superego....   [tags: allegory, events, island, murder, rescue]

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Just Desserts: Dante´s Allegorical Situations and Hell as a Threat in The Infero

- There are many people in this world that you wish would get a taste of their own medicine. Some people call this karma while others refer to it as just desserts. All the same, the feeling is similar, that some people need to get what they deserve. Within Dante’s The Inferno, there are numerous situations in which the sinner has gotten what he has deserved. Some are rather funny, while others are seemingly a bit cruel. The first half of this essay shall be that of some personal favorites amongst Dante’s allegorical situations within The Inferno....   [tags: karma, hypocrisy, crime, fear, allegory]

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Irony in Punishing the Innocent

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Herman Melville 's Moby Dick

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The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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Believing is Seeing

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The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

- 1. There are a number of characters in this book, choose one and tell us why you would want to be that person. If I had to select which character I would want to be in the book hot zone, I would want to be Lieutenant Colonel Nancy Jaax. Nancy Jaax has the essence of perfection that all women desires to have. She is a veterinarian in the U.S. army, a mother, a wife who knows martial arts and she is also a strong individual who takes charge when it comes to her work and dangerous situations. She has a specialty in the effects of Biosafety level 4 hot agents....   [tags: Nancy Jaax, ebola, monkey, kitum cave]

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Analysis Of Matthias Meyer Of Germany 's Max Planck Institute For Evolutionary Anthropology

- Matthias Meyer of Germany 's Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, stated in an article for “Nature” that stable temperatures in the cave helped preserve the mitochondrial DNA. This allowed it to be unraveled by advances in gene-sequencing technology. Paleoanthropologist john Hawkes of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, urges caution about regarding the Spanish genes and younger Denisovan ones as being closely related. "The difference between Sima and Denisova [gene] sequences is about as large as the difference between Neanderthal and living human sequences…It would not be fair to say that Denisova and Sima represent a single population, any more than that Neande...   [tags: Human, Human evolution, Blombos Cave, Africa]

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Accepting Reality

- Philosophy refers to the study of reality, discipline, knowledge, reasoning and existence. Plato’s cave allegory has thought us to not be ignorant, and to accept reality other than what we could only perceive using our senses. As written in ‘Allegory of the Cave’, Plato has expressed that humans are like prisoners, living in a dark cave ever since they were born and are not able to differentiate which is reality. We could learn that reality is not what we could perceive solely using our senses, but through logical reasoning....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Examining Reality

- Watching the film ‘The Matrix,’ it is natural to question whether the world we live in is real or not. Neo, the hero, comes to know that the world he lives in is not real thanks to Morpheus. In the future world, the computer rules humans, who are, in turn, born to grow in an incubator. Further, human cerebral nerves are connected to a computer networks, which implies men cannot help living in another incubator till death although they cannot recognize they live in the incubator. Plato’s allegory of the cave is analogous to the story line found in ‘The Matrix.’ People live in a cave, looking at their shadows reflected on the cave wall....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Plato Vs. Aristotle On Nietzsche And Freud

- Something which many thinkers, from Plato and Aristotle to Nietzsche and Freud, have all contended with is the problem of living rationally. Where earlier Greek philosophers might have espoused a rational program for living, whether to build the just city of the Republic, or to lead the good life (as promised by Aristotle, who saw reason as a means of discerning virtue), it seems that this pursuit of living a life in pursuit, or even with the attainment of these higher truths for living becomes suspect in time of Nietzsche and Freud....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, Socrates, Logic]

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Plato and Aristotle: Divergent Theories on Knowledge

- Although Plato and Aristotle lived during the same time period, both philosophers developed two divergent theories of knowledge. In order to define knowledge, Plato utilizes his dialogue Theaetetus, specifically a conversation had between Socrates and Theaetetus about knowledge, the divided line diagram, and the Allegory of the Cave. In the dialogue Theaetetus, Plato introduces the three definitions of knowledge as proposed by Theaetetus. He, Theaetetus, states at the prodding of Socrates that knowledge is perception [Aistheta ] or as expressed by Protagoras that “ man is the measure of all things”....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Acquisition of Morality

- ... Although the case for neutral human morality is pretty straightforward there are two other views on the topic. The case that humans are innately good and the case that we are innately evil and must be taught better by religious or spiritual influences. This sentiment that people are sinful and need to be “saved” is common view shared by Christianity and other major religions. There are several parts of the bible that can be used to look at this assertion, in particular we will turn to the writings of St....   [tags: Steinbeck, Plato, St. Matthew]

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Great Philosopher: Plato and Nietzsche

- Plato and Nietzsche both great philosophers who shaped the narrative of Western philosophy are often appointed to the opposition of each other with Plato setting the scope of the beginning of the era of absolute truth and value, Nietzsche in the other hand presented its death. Plato’s examination of a perfect society led him to believe that knowledge and power must be fused in order to achieve its full potential, while Nietzsche took that tradition and maneuvered it differently to reveal that knowledge is power in a different disguise....   [tags: absolute truth, god, illusions]

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Anaylsis of Grendel by John Gardner

- Most authors, occasionally uses their characters to guide their personal views they want to emphasize to their audience. In the novel, Grendel written by John Gardner, Gardner uses Grendel as an agent to portray his perspective of the evil and corrupt world of humans and their place in the universe. Gardner not only uses Grendel as a vehicle, but also uses the Dragon as another source to express his opinions of people in the world. Gardner can be considered as an isolated human being, who is kept away from the affection of others; Grendel and Gardner can be closely related due to the fact that Gardner is embodied as Grendel in a more dimensional aspect....   [tags: evil, corrupt, dragon, text]

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