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The Character of Judge Pyncheon Revealed in Hawthorne's The House of Seven Gables

- Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The House of Seven Gables, reveals Judge Pyncheon’s character in a strategic manner to show the shallowness in Judge Pyncheon’s good deeds. The author uses the position of details, diction, and tone to express his dislike for Judge Pyncheon’s character and also to reveal the judges character as two-fold, first good, then evil. Nathaniel Hawthorne strategically reveals Judge Pyncheon’s seemingly good side to the reader in order to show how “fake” Pyncheon really is....   [tags: The House of Seven Gables]

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Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables

- Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables                 Literature reflects life, and the struggles that each of us must face. Great authors incorporate life's problems into their literature directly and indirectly.  The author bluntly tell us a story, however, he or she may also use symbols to relay to us a message in a more subtle manner.  In Nathaniel Hawthorne's book The House of Seven Gables symbolism is used to enhance the story being told, by giving us a deeper insight into the author's intentions in writing the story....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]

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The House of Seven Gables as a Gothic Novel

- The House of Seven Gables as a Gothic Novel        To be a paradigm of a Gothic novel, The House of Seven Gables needs to include many elements, all which center on the ideas of gloom, horror, and mystery. The action of a Gothic novel takes place in a "run-down, abandoned or occupied, mansion or castle," which often include secret passages, doors, and compartments (Encarta). The mansion also adds its own flavor and variety to the atmosphere of mystery and suspense in the novel by providing a dark and gloomy setting where the story takes place....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism in The House of the Seven Gables

- Symbolism in The House of the Seven Gables        American literature reflects life and the struggles faced during existence. Symbols are an eloquent way for an author to create a more fully developed work of art. The stories themselves tell a tale; however, an author also uses symbols to relay his message in a more subtle manner. Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the earliest authors to use symbols as an integral part of his plots. This is clearly seen in both The Scarlet Letter and in The House of the Seven Gables....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]

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Inner Truths in The House of the Seven Gables

- Inner Truths in The House of the Seven Gables It was Hawthorne’s belief that romances deal with inner truths, while novels are based on "mere fact." Because he held himself to be a romance writer, inner truths were elemental themes in The House of the Seven Gables. The truths that he conceived, and expressed, in the story range from the concept that death and suffering do not discriminate based on one’s position in society to the karmic effects one generation may have on those of future generations....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]

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The Use of Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The House of the Seven Gables

- The Use of Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The House of the Seven Gables In Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The House of the Seven Gables, the present is haunted by events of the past; the past actually becomes a curse upon present individuals in this narrative, because it influences their lives. Through the symbols, the actual House of the Seven Gables and the portrait of Colonel Pyncheon, Nathaniel Hawthorne provides sufficient detail to prove his theme - past events, frequently influence the lives of present individuals....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]

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Use of Symbolism in Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables

- Use of Symbolism in Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables In the novel The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne portrays Alice Pyncheon as a unique and compelling character, placing her in contrast with a story full of greed, lies and betrayal. Hawthorne reveals her fantastic character to us in numerous uses of symbolism throughout the novel. By painting a picture of a gentle yet proud woman, Hawthorne chooses to represent Alice's impressive characteristics using images that come up repeatedly in his novel such as the nature and flowers in the garden as well as Alice's Posies....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]

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The Dark Side of Nathaniel Hawthorne in The House of Seven Gables

- The Dark Side of Nathaniel Hawthorne in The House of Seven Gables In The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne exhibits the fate of a family due to a curse by analyzing the most “disagreeable” secrets of a man’s soul (Great Lives 1077). Hawthorne shows the decay of an aristocratic family due to the sins of the past. He uses allegory within his character’s personalities and emotions to expose “the truth of the human heart” (biography). Hawthorne’s chosen location for this novel reflects greatly on his life and specifically his childhood....   [tags: The House of Seven Gables Essays]

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Hawthorne's Personality Revealed in His Novel, The House of the Seven Gables

- Hawthorne's Personality Revealed in His Novel, The House of the Seven Gables "At the moment of execution--with the halter about his neck, and while Colonel Pyncheon sat on horseback, grimly gazing at the scene--Maul had addressed him from the scaffold, and uttered a profecy, of which history, as well as fireside tradition, has preserved the very words.--'God,' said the dying man, pointing his finger with a ghastly look at the undismayed countenance of his enemy, 'God will give you blood to drink'"(12)....   [tags: House Seven Gables Essays]

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The Dark Side of Judge Pyncheon in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Novel, The House of the Seven Gables

- The Dark Side of Judge Pyncheon in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Novel, The House of the Seven Gables People in society live in a masquerade. Everyone wears a decoratively adorned mask that displays beauty, purity, and service. However, behind the mask lies on the inside of all society. One will stop at nothing in order to be well liked, thus becoming hypocrites. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The House of the Seven Gables, the narrator uses intense diction, a vivid selection of detail, and a shocking tone to reveal that the character of Judge Pyncheon resembles perfection on the outside, yet “darker traits” sit latent on the inside....   [tags: House Seven Gables]

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The House of Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author of The House of Seven Gables, was born on July 4, 1804 in the town of Salem, Massachusetts. He was a proud son and grandson of New England seafarers. His father pass away leaving his mother widowed. Hawthorne and his family consist of his mother, and his two sisters. After finishing college, he returned to Salem determined to be a writer. He fought twelve years to perfect his literary skills. Then in 1851, he wrote The House of Seven Gables. On May 19, 1864 Nathaniel Hawthorne met his death....   [tags: Biography, Summary]

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Gothic Element of The House of Seven Gables

- Among the most striking features of the Gothic genre is the style of its architectural settings. In early Gothic, these were often medievalist, involving ancient stone buildings with elaborate, “Gothic” arches, buttresses, passageways, and crypts. This was to become the mise en scene of Gothicism, replete with trappings of hidden doorways and secret chambers, incomprehensible labyrinths, speaking portraits, and trapdoors. (Allen Lloyd-Smith 7) Gothic Element of the Seven Gables The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathanial Hawthorn is filled with gothic tropes and features....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne novel analysis]

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The House Of The Seven Gables By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The House of the Seven Gables written by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a novel that engages the reader in an intricate love story that blends history and a fanciful ancestry. Hawthorne stays true to the Romantic era’s convections through his detailed development of the plot. Through his writing, the reader can capture the emotions, morality and motives of each character. Although Hawthorne writes in the romantic style, he does not fail to go against the social norms with the plot. He defines the normal roles of women and he emphasizes the role of wealth in society....   [tags: United States, African American, Social class]

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The house of Seven Gables Analysis

- “The love of money is the root of all evil.” This basic proverb it the foundation that Nathaniel Hawthorne builds upon in The House of Seven Gables. Like all of hawthorns works he exploits the evils of the puritan heart in is 1851 Romantic Fantasy. Hawthorne tells the story of the Pyncheon family’s struggle to overcome the inherrated problem caused by the sins of their ancestors. The Pyncheon family, however, thinks the problems come from an inherrated curse that was placed on the family. The House of Seven Gables shows Hawthorne’s opinion of the puritan heart (Gioia and Kennedy p....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The House Of The Seven Gables

- Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables The mood of Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables is dark, and painstakingly creepy and slow. The story centers around the murders of two men, centuries ago, the curse that was placed upon the house as a result of that conflict, and the repercussions to the current generation. The overall story is like that of a nightmare of total and complete oppressive darkness. Not so much the fright that results from images of goblins and monsters, but that feeling of being scared of the dark; not because of what is there, but because of what you don’t know is there....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The House Of The Seven Gables

- THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES The story begins as Nathaniel Hawthorne lays down the setting and describes the house of the seven-gables and the story of its creation. The house is old and overrun by moss weeds and bushes, but the greatest aspect is the gigantic tree in the front of the house that seems to grow in size as it feeds off the misery of the inhabitants and the decay of the house. The very land that the house was built on was stolen from Matthew Moule. Since Colonel Pyncheon liked the location he helped accuse Matthew Moule of witchcraft and had him hung from the gallows pole....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The House of the Seven Gables

- At his house warming party, Colonel Pyncheon, the socially noted owner of the house was mysteriously found dead in one of the rooms. Although he was highly esteemed for his wealth and high position, legend has it that he usurped the land on which his house stood from a poor fellow named Matthew Maule. Maule was a nobody. Furthermore, he was rumored to be practicing witchcraft. For this, he was hanged and it was rumored that Pyncheon was responsible for it because he wanted the land for himself....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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House Of The Seven Gables

- The House of the Seven Gables “[The] sympathy or magnetism among human beings is more subtle and universal than we think; it exists, indeed, among different classes of organized life, and vibrates from one to another” (Hawthorne 178). Loosely based on the events of Hawthorne’s own life, The House of the Seven Gables attempts to show the suffering of descendants forced to repent for the sins of their “father”, while they are unknowingly renewing the curse by nurturing the ancestral greed that has passed through the generations (O’ Connor 6) ....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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House Of The Seven Gables

- How does an author’s personal history or cultural background influence what he or she writes about. Are history and literature related. I believe that many authors a very influenced by their own background and the subjects they write about. Authors write about what is familiar. Authors write about something that they feel strongly about or love. I also feel that history and literature are closely related. Many great novels of this world have their basis in stories of the past, true stories taken from history....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Curse of the Pyncheons in The House of The Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Found dead with blood on his ruffled collar, the Colonel was said to have partaken of that beverage which was Matthew Maule’s parting gift. The accused’s final words, “God will give him blood to drink!” were given to Colonel Pyncheon as recompense for his murderous deeds. After his death, the superstitious Pyncheons believed the ill-gotten house had been cursed with him and so his descendants. This seemed to hold true when, two generations later, Gervayse Pyncheon, the Colonel’s grandson, in an attempt to gain wealth, submitted his only daughter, Alice, to the invocations of a local “wizard”, the very heir of Matthew Maule....   [tags: death, greed, family]

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The House Of The Seven Gables By Edgar Allan Poe

- Literature is powerful. Every day people around the world are directly and indirectly influenced by books written throughout the centuries of human existence. Some people turn to literature for inspiration, others to understand a concept from school, and some for mere pleasure and enjoyment. Whatever the reason, literature impacts people and leaves an impression on their lives; its presence is seen everywhere and its legacy is present throughout the ages. Through the years, different literary movements –like Romanticism, Realism, and Transcendentalism– sprouted with the goal of making their own lasting mark in literature....   [tags: Romanticism, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne "The House of the Seven Gables" is a romantic novel set in a grand and rustic, old house with seven gables in New England town. The story opens with its history, beginning in the 1690's, when witch-hunting was rampant. Afterwards, it revolves around the course of one summer in the 1850's. At his housewarming party, Colonel Pyncheon, the socially noted owner of the house was mysteriously found dead in one of the rooms. Although he was highly esteemed for his wealth and high position, legend has it that he usurped the land on which his house stood from a poor fellow named Matthew Maule....   [tags: Papers]

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Judge Pycheon in The House of the Seven Gables

- Judge Pycheon Kryptonite. Even Superman had a weakness that could lead to his death in a matter of minutes. Why. No man is all-powerful or has no flaws. Does true character always shine through one’s public persona. The answer is no. In the House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne effectively shows his disgust towards Judge Pyncheon whose later exposed as someone different from his public image. What breathes life and interest into the passage. It is Hawthorne’s deft use of sarcasm and his cunning delivery intertwined with society’s....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Comparison of The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables

- A Comparison of The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables   Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of America's most renowned authors, demonstrates his extraordinary talents in two of his most famed novels, The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. To compare these two books seems bizarre, as their plots are distinctly different. Though the books are quite seemingly different, the central themes and Hawthorne's style are closely related (Carey, p. 62). American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne is most famous for his books THE SCARLET LETTER and THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES, which are closely related in theme, the use of symbolism, characterization, and style....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The House Of The Seven Gables- Hawthornes Personal Reflections

- Nathanial Hawthorne. Considered to be one of the greatest American writers of the 19th century. But did you know that he hated portraits, and it is now thought that he was a mild manic-depressive. Born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804. A decendant of a long puritan line of Hathorne's. His ancestry included his great-great grandfather, John Hathorne who was a judge at the Salem witch trials 112 years before Nathanial was born. Judge John Hathorne charged many with the crime of witchcraft,and condemned them to their deaths....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hawthorne?s Symbolism In The House Of Seven Gables

- American Literature reflects life, and the struggles that we face during our existence. The great authors of our time incorporate life’s problems into their literature directly and indirectly. The stories themselves bluntly tell us a story, however, an author also uses symbols to relay to us his message in a more subtle manner. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book The House of Seven Gable’s symbolism is eloquently used to enhance the story being told, by giving us a deeper insight into the author’s intentions in writing the story....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

- ... Continuously depicted with a “scowl” (Ch.II), the nature of the aristocracy in America causes Hepzibah to feel endless “shame” (Ch.II) over the loss of her societal position. It is not until Holgrave enters the store that Hepzibah is gently reprimanded for her dramatic reaction to her loss of “dignity” (Ch.II). Instead of wallowing in Hepzibah’s misery, Holgrave praises her for transforming from “lady” to “woman” (Ch.III): now Hepzibah is “lending her strength…to the united struggle of mankind” (Ch.III)....   [tags: gothic cannon, mythic connection]

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Women Empowerment: The Construction of Female Gender in Anne of Green Gables & Little Women

- Introduction The antebellum period brought about many changes in American society. One of those changes was the manner in which American households were organized. Robert Max Jackson argues in his account on gender inequality that up to the 1820s a patriarchal ideology predominated the American household giving fathers absolute authority; they would rule their homes as “communal enterprises” in which husband and wife worked together in order to earn a living. However, from the 1820s onwards the economy rapidly expanded as a consequence of the industrial revolution and many men started to work away from home in industrial and commercial firms, leaving their wives at home to carry out the dom...   [tags: Anne of Green Gables, Little Women]

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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery Summary: Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert are brother and sister who live on their family farm, Green Gables, in the quiet town of Avonlea in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Matthew is sixty, and since he is getting older decides he needs help on the farm, in which, the Cuthberts decide to adopt an orphan boy to help him. Mrs. Rachel Lynde, the town gossiper does not think Matthew and Marilla are fit to raise a child. Matthew who is terrified of women arrives at the train station to find an orphan girl instead of a boy; the orphanage sent the eleven year old Anne Shirley by mistake....   [tags: Book Report Montgomery Green Gables]

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Anne of Green Gables

- Anne of Green Gables Mind over Matter. As cliché as this statement sounds, L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables proves the idea to be true. Throughout the novel, Anne continually uses her imagination to help her persevere through difficult situations. This novel also highlights the importance and power one’s attitude has in shaping the outcome of a situation or event, and carries a powerful message that people control their own happiness. Numerous times, Anne, the protagonist, is faced with less than ideal circumstances, but she is determined to have an optimistic attitude and make the best of each situation....   [tags: L.M. Montgomery Anne of Green Gables Essays]

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Seven Steps To Consider When Building A House

- Many potential homeowners that plan to build a house are ignorant in the process from the ground up. There are mainly seven different steps that you need to go through in order to get the house that is suitable for the family’s needs. There is the prep-work, planning your budget, choosing your lot, picking a plan, making a checklist, negotiating a contract, and then the building process. It may seem as if it’s a piece of cake in order to build a house. Even though many people today expect architects and contractors to know what they want in order to build a house....   [tags: Construction]

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The Home And The House

- ... 26–29) “A city has no houses; the apartments are merely superimposed boxes. These boxes have no roots”. We moved what seemed like constantly and I could hardly tell if the new place was better than the old. Bachelard accurately describes the bleakness of apartment living. I know somebody else might see the bright side of thing but realistically that’s how I feel looking back on the space, poetry can be sad or talk about what’s missing. I think the space limitations made me value space and privacy....   [tags: Apartment, House, Bedroom, Room]

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The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People

- ... The next habit is beginning with the end in mind. If the five year old version of yourself was looking at who you are, what you are doing, and how you are living life would they be impressed or disappointed. This habit is the first of a two-step process, start with the mental creation of what you want to do/be/create and work your way forward from there. Without this in mind, it is easy for others to throw obstacles in your path or sway you into the wrong direction. Third, is to put first things first....   [tags: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll 's House And Hedda Gabler

- ... My whole future-thrown away” (Gainor, 241). Torvald puts the emphasis on his own plights and how he will be perceived for his wife’s crimes. His attitude changes when he receives another letter from Krogstad. With the threat of public humiliation out of the way, he tells Nora that he forgives her. His sudden change in attitude suggests that he never cared about the crime to begin with only the scandal associated with it. Torvalds actions might seem extreme, but these actions show a deep-seated fear of being in the public eye in a negative way....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Mrs. Fiske]

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The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People By Stephen Covey

- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey outlines seven behaviors leading to a successful management approach. He called it Principle-Centered Leadership (2000, p.xx). The seven habits as described by Covey are: 1. Be proactive 2. Begin with the end in mind 3. Put first things first 4. Think win/win 5. Seek first to understand… the to be understood 6. Synergise 7. Sharpen the Shaw The attached profile sheet reflects a panoramic view of my alignment to the aforementioned seven habits and my own leadership style....   [tags: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People]

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Analysis Of Caryl Churchill 's ' Seven Jewish Children '

- ... The text, which progresses from less contradictions and a strictly caring demeanor in the first part to a honest, aggressive plea for the child’s life beyond the child’s innocence by the final section, is the foundation for the Guardian’s production. As Caryl Churchill worked with in this performance and refers to her play as both a “theater event” as well as a “political event,” this may have been the way Churchill intended the play to be performed (Brown 1). However, other productions use vastly diverse theatrical techniques for the same effect....   [tags: Performance, Theatre, Seven Jewish Children]

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Anne of Green Gables Is This Generation's Story

- Remember that time when all you had to do in one afternoon was have tea with your imaginary friend. Or when butterflies were bigger and could talk. When fairies lived in the woods and mermaids lived in the stream next to your house. I do….but most don’t. Most modern children would look at me like I was crazy if I told them I had mermaids in the creek next to my house. I had a wild imagination growing up, just like the character Anne Shirley, who lived through her imagination. Children today, however, face worldly issues, moral pressures, and are forced to grow up earlier, while their imagination slips away....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Character Development]

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The House Of Lords

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Anne of Green Gables

- The book I chose for my book report is Anne of Green Gables. It is written by L. M Montgomery. I really liked this book. This book is a fiction book. It was funny in some parts. Anne is a really funny character and I liked reading about what she would do next. The main characters are Anne Shirley, Marilla, Matthew, Diana, and Gilbert. Anne is an orphan who has a wild imagination and loves to talk. She has red hair and freckles She is adopted by Matthew and Marilla. Matthew is a shy, old man and is very kind....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Seen, Heard, and Felt

- The Seven Deadly Sins: Seen, Heard, and Felt     The play of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe concentrates very highly on ideas of evil. Marlowe uses many aspects of evil to show the downfall of the somewhat odd man, Faustus. Devices including irony, foreshadowing, and symbolism are used very effectively in the play to convey feelings of sympathy and remorse for Faustus. Actually seeing a production of this play would further assist in an understanding of exactly what Faustus was faced with in his moments of severe weakness....   [tags: Seven Deadly Sins Essays]

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Anne of Green Gables

- I read Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. This book is about a young orphan child, with a never-ending imagination, named Anne. Anne has been taken in and out of orphanages all her life. Until, one day Matthew Cuthbert and his sister, Miss Marilla Cuthbert, are interested in having a young boy to live with them. They called the orphanage and told them to send the child on the train. He goes to the train station to pick the child up, but to his surprise he found Anne. Anne tells Matthew how she imagines living there would be like....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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A Day in the Shoes of a Teenager Who Lives in a House of Seven People

- A Day in the Shoes of a Teenager Who Lives in a House of Seven People Growing up in a relatively larger-than-average household with seven people who are somehow related to you in one way or another, life is pretty hectic; especially when you're a 15 year-old teenager with hormones raging inside of you. It is known that young people at this stage of their lives feel that the whole world is against them....   [tags: Papers]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher And The Tell Tale Heart

- “Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest of intelligence,” Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is famous in the writing world and has written many amazing stories throughout his gloomy life. At a young age his parents died and he struggled with the abuse of drugs and alcohol. A great amount of work he created involves a character that suffers with a psychological problem or mental illness. Two famous stories that categorize Poe’s psychological perspective would be “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Both of these stories contain many similarities and differences of Poe’s psychological viewpoint....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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The Horror of "The Fall of the House of Usher"

- The Horror of "The Fall of the House of Usher" What is a horror. What does it mean to be terrified. The definition of a horror fiction is "fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the reader." Since the 1960s, any work of fiction with a morbid, gruesome, surreal, or exceptionally suspenseful or frightening theme has come to be called "horror" (Wikipedia) . "The Fall of the House of Usher" is a great example of a story on the basic level of a gothic horror, in which the element of fear is evoked in its highest form....   [tags: Fall House Usher]

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A Doll's House, by Henry Ibsen

- In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House, a drama written in the midst of an 1879, middle-class, suburban Europe, he boldly depicts a female protagonist. In a culture with concern for fulfilling, or more so portraying a socially acceptable image, Nora faces the restraints of being a doll in her own house and a little helpless bird. She has been said to be the most complex character of drama, and rightfully so, the pressure of strict Victorian values is the spark that ignites the play's central conflicts....   [tags: Henry Ibsen, A Doll House]

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Analysis Of The Play ' Seven Guitars '

- This is a two-story house in red brick; the stairs access to the top floor and each floor has a single window fronting the yard; this is a house which I will pass by everyday. As an outsider from another country, I have never concerned about what would take place in those red brick houses half a century ago. However, the play Seven Guitars describes a bitter story taking place in the red brick house in Pittsburgh. In the story, someone has been suffered from the blatant discrimination; someone has betrayed his morality for chasing his dream; someone has killed his “buddy” for money; someone has lost her lover right after she decided to go away with him; some one has hidden a secret; some one...   [tags: Race, Black people, White people, African American]

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Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

- While the ancient world left little written record, the evidence that we do have depicts it as far more advanced and culturally rich than many would expect. From the Phoenicians in Mesopotamia to the Mayans in Central America, technological advancements and complex theories drove the ancient civilizations ahead. Great thinkers from that period like Socrates (other great thinkers) left huge marks on the literary world. Great scientists like Copernicus (other great scientists) developed theories that provided the foundations for more modern thought....   [tags: History, Herodotus, List of Wonders]

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Ghosts And Hauntings : The White House

- ... The photo is a “black and white photograph [that] appears to show a translucent human figure standing in the white house basement…” The combination of photos, stories, and testimonials from very reputable people like Winston Churchill the fact that the White House is haunted is more or less fact unless an argument could be made that he is not a honest person. The most famous ghost that resides at the White House is that of Abraham Lincoln. One explanation of his haunting of the White House is” perhaps…due to the tragedy of his assassination, which sent shock waves through the war-thorn country”(Guiley)....   [tags: President of the United States, White House]

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The Different Values of Hindus and Americans Illustrated in This Blessed House

- “This Blessed House” is a story that focuses on two distinct characters that have a different perception about each other and their religious values. Sanjeev and Twinkle is a Hindu couple in an arranged marriage; these characters represent two different ways of looking at life and appreciating it. In focusing on the characterization of both characters Sanjeev and Twinkle the audience gets an understanding on the different values that Hindus and Americans share and also how religions can affect how people perceive things in life....   [tags: This Blessed House]

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The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

- Nature verses nurture is an ongoing debate between people for centuries now. Some believe that a person is born with certain traits and characteristics that will remain true for the rest of their life. Others believe that every person is born into the world with a blank slate that can be mold into an image of whichever the parent desired it to be. In the case of Lily Bart, the protagonist in The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, the characterization which was placed upon her by Wharton made her eventual descent in society inevitable....   [tags: destiny, mirth's house, edith wharton]

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A Haunted House By Virginia Woolf

- “A Haunted House” by Virginia Woolf is a short story about a ghostly couple that are wandering around the home they lived in before they died, searching for something they lost. They move round the house as quietly as they can without waking the new owners. The owner does not awaken, but subconsciously begins to wander and get confused along with the ghost. they enter the drawing room the word “safe” is chanted multiple times, allowing the couple to feel at ease and know that their search was not in vain and what they yearn for is safe....   [tags: Ghost, Paranormal, Haunted house, Ghosts]

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The Symbolic Number: Seven

- Scrooge, the protagonist in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, exhibits all characteristics of an unhappy and lonely person because he alienates himself from society. His nephew invites him to celebrate Christmas dinner with the family, but he repeatedly declines all offers. The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge that his decisions are affecting others, which ignites a change within him. The sacredness of participating in a family feast becomes fully revealed at the Cratchit Christmas dinner, celebrated on the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week....   [tags: numerology, semiological analysis]

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The Haunting Of Whaley House

- The Haunting of Whaley House is a film I watched for no other reason than, I just couldn 't bring my self to watch The Hills Have Eyes 2 from 2007. I love Wes Craven, but even I burn out once in a while. Though I do promise to finish The Hills Have Eyes Series this month. The Haunting of Whaley House was a great film to cleans my palette, as its very heavy on the Camp. While I won 't go as far as to say that the characters are realistic, they are both like-able and very fun. When I saw the low score it has on Netflix I almost didn 't put it on and that would have been a shame as this film is worth watching....   [tags: Ghost, Haunted house, Paranormal, Ghosts]

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Isabel Allende’s The House of The Spirits: Examination of Buddhism and Marxism Through Character Development

- Within Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits Marxism is a significant theme and the political ideology held by many of the characters. These same characters tend to exhibit traits that correlate with the Buddhist belief system through reflection of aspects of Gautama Buddha’s life within their own. The characters accept the ‘Four Truths’ - most notably that suffering is an ingrained part of existence - and that there is an escape to suffering. Through this it is shown that Marxism and Buddhism share common elements; the relation between the two is reflected by characters following the Marxist doctrine within The House of the Spirits....   [tags: The House of The Spirits Essays]

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The Seven Deadly Sins

- We live in a society that is full of horrific things everywhere we turn. In order to not come in contact with these things we would have to live apart from the media and almost separate ourselves from society altogether. These horrible things are often called sins. Sins are actions that are felt to be highly reprehensible and are also viewed as going against God’s will. Many actions can be viewed as sins, but there are seven sins that are particularly important. These seven sins are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride....   [tags: Sins Religion]

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Seven Sins of Deadly Meetings by Eric Matson

- Seven Sins of Deadly Meetings by Eric Matson Sin #1: People don't take meetings seriously. They arrive late, leave early, and spend most of their time doodling. Salvation: Adopt the mind-set that meetings are real work. There are as many techniques to improve the "crispness" of meetings as there are items on the typical meeting agenda. Some companies punish latecomers with a penalty fee or reprimand them in the minutes of the meeting. But these techniques address symptoms, not the disease. Disciplined meetings are about mind-set -- a shared conviction among all the participants that meetings are real work....   [tags: Matson Seven Sins Deadly Meetings Business]

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Gender Roles in Little House on the Prairie

- Building an Empire through Gender Roles in Little House on the Prairie Children’s literature of the Nineteenth Century is notoriously known for its projection of expected Victorian gender roles upon its young readers. Male and female characters were often given specific duties, reactions, and characteristics that reflected society’s particular attitudes and moral beliefs onto the upcoming citizens of the empire. These embedded concepts helped to encourage nationality and guide children towards their specific gender roles which would ensure the kingdom’s future success....   [tags: Little House on the Prairie Essays]

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Legends and Superstitions: The House on Peregrine Lane

- The house on Peregrine Lane was legend. It had been the focal point of countess legends and superstitions. Its stone turret dominated the end of the street, slicing the house in two identical pieces. The entire house was made of stone and covered in unusual purple ivy. To most of the town it a place to stay well away from, but for the Widow Fowler and her two tenants it was home. Alex and Mark ghosted around the side of the house. Mark walked pointedly towards an oblong rock that would have been non-descript to anyone else....   [tags: slicing the house, identical pieces]

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A Doll 's House And The Glass Menagerie

- Even When It’s Not Sex, It Is Oscar Wilde once said, “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” The content of this quote embodies A Doll’s House and The Glass Menagerie because of the sexual control in both the plays. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee William, the characters, although from different time periods, face the hardships of sexual control through the men they admire. Nora is written as the naive protagonist of A Doll’s House, who embodies the themes of the novella as she matures throughout the play....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House]

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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

- Henrik Ibsen, author of one of the greatest drama plays A Doll House, is said this piece of work is a feminist play. Feminism is defined as a “collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women”, according to Dictionary.com. Did Ibsen produce A Doll House to be a feminist play. No matter what or how much propaganda feminist have made toward A Doll House, Ibsen, never wanted to produce a play concerning women’s rights, but that is very arguable....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... Torvald constantly talks down to his wife and it is clearly seen through the many nicknames he develops for her. He calls her things such as “My pretty little pet, my little squirrel, my poor little Nora,” and much more. With every term of endearment used towards Nora, there is also the word, “little” which shows what he truly thinks of her. To him, Nora is just a child, a responsibility that he has to watch over, instruct and nurture. She also seems to be a possession. In the relationship, she is never seen as an equal partner....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House]

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Analysis Of Richard Fenno 's House

- ... Committees: Members of the United States House of Representatives typically sit on six committees and subcommittees in total (“The Committee System” 1). When representatives are elected to the House, each representative bids for committees that they would like to sit on. Oftentimes these bids reflect the characteristics or needs of the Congress member’s district, but it is also common for a Congress member to sit on a committee that reflects his or her own personal policy interests. The seats that these legislators win are usually indicative of their ability to win future elections....   [tags: United States House of Representatives]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

- On The Metaphors of a Decadent Society in “The Fall of the House of Usher” A sense of decadence can be easily found in the the story of “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe, which appears especially strong on the main character Roderick Usher, who buries his own sister alive and collapses to destruction along with his family house. If we analyze the story closely, we might find that Roderick and his connections with other elements, for example, the house and his sister Madeline, can be interpreted as a metaphor of the process of demolition of a decadent society....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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Anne of Green Gables

- A fictional story written by the wonderful author Lucy Maud Montgomery, takes place mostly on the lovely Prince Edward Islands in Canada. This story is about a fare skinned, very thin, red headed orphan girl with a wild imagination. She goes through the world looking for “kindred spirits,” meeting “bosom” friends and school foes. Let’s take a look at Anne’s life in “Anne of Green Gables”. After her parent died of fevers, Anne was taken in by Mrs. Thomas, since her parents both came from far away and none of her relatives lived close by....   [tags: Lucy Maud Montgomery fictional story]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

- Both Poe, in his short stories “The Fall of the house of Usher”, and Bierce, in his short story “One of the Missing”, expose their characters to fear. Ambrose Bierce uses the notions of freedom and stillness to make his character, Jerome Searing, evolve from a fearless individual to somebody completely terrorise and obsessed. On the other hand, Edgar Allan Poe exposes is character Roderick Usher to a dark, gloomy and isolate setting, which make Usher evolve from a person on a balance between sanity and madness to a person completely crazy and mad....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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A Doll 's House And Trifles

- The plays, A Doll House and Trifles, brilliantly depict the male dominated relationships that were prominent in each playwright’s society. The play, A Doll House, by Henrik Ibsen, shows how women are seen as nothing more than a pretty face. On the other hand, Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, presents the idea that women are loyal to their husbands so they will do as their husbands wish. The concept of women being viewed as harmless creatures by men because they see them as unintelligent is prominent in both works and serves as the focus of each playwright’s critique of the attitudes toward marriage in their own respective societies....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Problem solving]

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A Doll House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... In other words, when Torvald goes out "to empty the mailbox" and finds "two calling cards - from Rank" (1289)announcing his death, occurs the instant before Torvald finds the letter from Krogstad which results in a break in their marriage. So, the time of his death symbolizes the death of the Helmer 's marriage, since they both transpire around the same time. Furthermore, Dr. Rank was known to be suffering from tuberculosis of the spine which represents Nora 's suffering from a lifetime of being treated like a doll....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Christmas tree]

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A Doll House By Henrik Ibsen

- A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen tells the story of a woman Nora Hemler as she tries to hide her “secret betrayal” from her husband, Torvald Hemler. This story according to Ibsen is based on a true story which he calls a “modern tragedy” and is set in the nineteenth century, in a highly patriarchal and Christian society when women were treated almost as children. They could not vote, nor handle financial matters; a woman’s duty was to marry, take the husband’s name, and like her children; should be seen not heard....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Marriage]

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Building A Dream House - Original Writing

- ... There were days that we realized we could not wait for our new journey. We could not wait to get in a new house. First thing, we deciding was that we need to begin saving money to help with our dream house. We came up with a plan that we could save some money by selling our house and moving into a camper so we begin our new journey and begin looking at what it would take to living in a camper while we build a new house. We began dreaming about having a place to call our own. We spent hours dreaming and wishing as we look at different house plan....   [tags: Rooms, Bedroom, House, Debut albums]

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A Doll 's House As A Marxist Text

- ... The character Krogstad 's circumstance is a prime argument to the Marxist approach, because he is a man who is victim to his habitat. At first he is seen as a antagonist because he is blackmailing Nora. Later in the play, it is reveled that he is only doing this because has committed a crime in order to provide for his children. The only foe in the story happens to be another person who is crippled by their community 's social standards. The sole reason Torvald does not want to employ Krogstad is because he is seen as a bad person to society....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... This immediately provides the audience with an impression that Nora is a materialist who does not understand the value of money, and it also gives an insight to what Torvald thinks of her habits. As seen throughout the play, Nora repeatedly talks about her husband’s promotion to manager of the bank and how he will make a lot of money from his new position. This dependency is the reason that she unknowingly allows herself to be Torvald’s “doll.” In exchange for allowance, Torvald expects Nora to be on her best behavior and fulfill her duties to him....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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Flaws Portrayed Within the Helmer Marriage in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

- Marriage is a union between two people who communicate and love each other. A love so pure and unconditional that only in death can they part. In a Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, Nora and Torvald appear to portray the perfect marriage. However, throughout the play flaws within the Helmer marriage are exposed: a lack of communication, love and selflessness. A relationship based on lies and play-acting; A marriage condemned by the weight of public opinion. Nora and Torvald lack one of the key elements needed to make a marriage work....   [tags: a doll's house]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... Linde for bringing the macaroons in the house. In this aspect, Nora is being treated like a child by Torvald, so she acts like one; This shows how immature Nora is and doesn’t know how to act. Nora her whole life is always being forced to follow the rules of others, with not only Torvald, but her own father. Nora never had the chance to find who she was, being why now, she doesn’t know her true identity, having no choice but to follow in the footsteps of others. Towards the end of the play, Torvald himself admits to treating Nora as a pet, giving her commands and rewarding her....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... He couldn 't care less that Nora did this because she loves and cherishes him, and more so, to save his life. He is the man of "honor," "I’d gladly work for you day and night. Nora---and take on pain and deprivation. But there’s no one who gives up honor for love." She answers him, "Millions of women have done just that" (Ibsen 841). Torvald belittles Nora in every way possible by talking down to her like a child and calling her and unfit mother to her children. At the point when a woman loves and adores her husband as Nora does, nothing else matters....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

- ... It is possible that the Christmas tree is no longer an object of beauty, nor centre of attraction and hence had been put somewhere else in the room, or even removed, as Nora had removed herself. The theme of the play, a woman 's right to individual self-fulfillment, was considered highly subversive in an age when women were not allowed to conduct business without the authority of a father or husband, and were considered to be their property. In the play we can see how unstable, Nora and Torvald 's, household is living under a patriarchal roof which is a criticism of the social norm of the time period....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

- Picture this: one day, you are walking down the street early in the evening. You see a sweet, elderly woman walking towards you on the opposite side of the sidewalk, carrying grocery bags in one hand and her purse in the other. She looks over-encumbered, but still when she sees you she smiles cheerfully and continues walking in your direction. But suddenly, a man dressed in black from head to toe runs past you and snatches the old woman’s purse right from her hands, and in her surprise she drops her groceries all over the ground....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Marriage]

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When a Stranger Comes and Causes your House to Fall

- Is it possible that two stories in the same genre can have completely different settings, but still end in similar ways. The two stories The Fall of the House of Usher and Where is Here. are both gothic stories. In The Fall of the House of Usher by: Edgar Allen Poe, the story begins with the narrator going to visit his old friend in an isolated house built on a swamp. In Where is Here. by: Joyce Carol Oates, the story is set in a quiet, residential neighborhood, then a stranger comes to visit. Although The Fall of the House of Usher and Where is Here....   [tags: Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher]

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Seven Steps to Solving the Housing Crisis

- The crisis that America has found herself in, to be completely blunt and honest, all revolves around stupidity and bad choices. American citizens that had absolutely no business even thinking of buying a house flooded the market and were encouraged by greedy bankers that were out to make a profit, without thinking of the consequences or morals involved. Now the government has over stepped their boundaries and are spending this country into such deep debt, which makes one think that that light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train with no hope of slowing down, let alone stopping....   [tags: real estate]

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Anti-Transcendentalist Themes in Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher

- Towards the middle of the nineteenth century, the Transcendentalism movement became a seminal force in literature. Originating in the New England region of America, transcendentalism emphasized the spiritual over the corporeal, and the power of individual intuition over organized doctrine as a means of attaining true spirituality. But one of the most notable writers of this period, Edgar Allan Poe, made no secret of his disdain for the tenets of transcendentalism. He mocked transcendentalist ideals by clearly expressing anti-transcendentalist themes in one of his most well known works, “The Fall of the House of Usher”....   [tags: fall of the house of usher]

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Seven Solitudes of Lorsa Lopez and The Spirits

- The assumed power of men has been an issue of gender politics throughout Seven Solitudes of Lorsa Lopez by Sony Labou Tansi and The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. The African and Latin American cultures have become societies vulnerable to traditional biases of women being the weaker race, liable for blame of men’s problems. Through their attitudes, physical strengths and abusive behaviors physically, verbally and emotionally, men continue to oppress the women of their societies. Male power has been institutionalized by society, while women continuously combat their socially-accepted roles by using the only weapons to their disposal: their voices and sexuality....   [tags: Comparative, Sony Labou Tansi, Isabel Allende]

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