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Comparing The Signalman and The Red Room

- Comparing The Signalman and The Red Room These stories written pre-1900 at a time when one would have feared the unknown and hadn’t benefited from travel, TV, and an education that we have today. These stories have typical features of the 19th century ghost stories such as a castle, candles at night, an uninviting setting, a lonely man and so on. The supernatural means something that is beyond our control and therefore, as humans, we fear what we don’t understand, in both stories the writers show how this fear affects people lives....   [tags: Papers]

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The Narrative Structure of The Red Room

- The Narrative Structure of The Red Room In the beginning of the story, as we know the narrator is very cocky and confident. When the narrator is in the sitting room, we can see that tension starts to build up when he meets the weird and daunting old people. The description of the old people in the sitting room builds up tension, due to the gruesome description of the almost terrifying old people. They also act strange, which also adds to the amount of tension. While the narrator is on his way to the sitting room, we can see that more tension is being built at this stage, due to the explicit description of the surroundings, this increases the amount of tension b...   [tags: Papers]

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Comparison of The Red Room and The Signalman

- Comparison of The Red Room and The Signalman. The two stories we were asked to compare had one common themes which were the building of fear and suspense throughout. One clear difference between the stories was the function of fear in the stories. In the 'The Red Room' the author does not only use fear as a means of evolving the story but also places it at the centre of the story. 'The Signalman' uses fear of the supernatural as a means of making the story more believable as done in 'The Red Room'....   [tags: English Literature:]

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A Comparison of The Red Room and The Signalman

- A Comparison Between The Red Room and The Signalman These two stories, though different, have in common their writers intentions which is to keep the reader in suspense. We can see this in many places in the stories, and an example of this relates to the settings and surroundings throughout. The Victorians were very interested in Gothic Literature and this is shown especially in the ‘Red Room’, where Wells borrowed applications such as ghosts, castles and supernatural beings. Furthermore we can see that the settings have been adapted and chosen to suit the character of the story....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Social Dynamics of the Weight Room

- The Social Dynamics of the Weight Room Missing Works Cited As I walk down the streets of Hollywood, I can’t help but notice all the billboards advertising numerous products. The symbols of these products are beautiful young people with rock hard, chizzled bodies. It is interesting to note what defines a female as beautiful and a male as beautiful. The females seem to look extremely thin with tight arms, stomachs and buttocks’. These models for “Levi’s” or “Banana Republic” don’t have all the curves, but look feminine in a rather boyish manner....   [tags: Personal Narrative Weight Lifting Essays]

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The Red Room and The Signalman

- The Red Room and The Signalman The 19th century horror stories, The Red Room by H. G. Wells and The Signalman by Charles Dickens, are both written in the traditional gothic horror setting with the almost predictable storylines. The Red Room by H. G. Wells is not an irregularity in the masses of 19th century horror tales but is slightly different as it tells of a visitor to long forgotten castle which is purportedly inhabited by a ghostly force in this one room. It is different to many others as it is just a ghostly force not a spectre....   [tags: Papers]

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The Red Room by H.G. Wells

- The Red Room by H.G. Wells During the Victorian period, readers became engrossed with gothic horror and psychologically thrilling literature. Subsequently making these genres to be among one of the most read story lines; it has remained a popular genre since. H. G. Wells wrote science-fiction novels such as 'The first men in the moon', but he also created 'The Red Room', written in 1894, which was based on Gothic Horror. 'The Red Room' is comparable to numerous horror novels today as it has the supernatural climax that is featured in countless admired story lines....   [tags: Papers]

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The Red Room by H.G. Wells

- The Red Room by H.G. Wells This essay will be based on gothic techniques that H.G Wells used and will also explain how gothic features can be identified in a play. The gothic elements in ‘The Red Room’ are used frequently but often in a very subtle way. One key gothic element of the story lies in the way Wells wrote. Firstly his style is old- fashioned and formal, for example he uses phrases such as, ‘eight and twenty years,’ this technique suggests that the play was written at the start of the nineteenth century....   [tags: Papers]

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The Message in Film The Room

- The Message in Film The Room Introduction: The Room is a thirteen-minute colour film shot in 1991, on location on the rough suburbs of New York City. The film is directed by Jeff Balsmeyer, produced by William H Watkins and Jeff Balsmeyer and written by Jeff Balsmeyer and Nathaniel Kahn. It is difficult to put this film into one specific genre as it covers a variety of genres. It is a domestic family drama, which explores the lifestyle of a dysfunctional family struggling to cope with violence, poverty, obsessional behaviour and mental illness, however the moving image text concludes in a happy way, but there is a slight amount of taboo language used....   [tags: Papers]

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The Red Room and The Signalman

- Gothic stories - The Red Room and The Signalman how do the authors create tension and an atmosphere of fear. Gothic Stories ============== In this essay I will be discussing a number of things. Firstly, I will be discussing what Gothic writing is and then I will move the discussion towards the subject, which my essay consists of, 'in the novels "The Red Room" and "The Signalman" how do the authors create tension and an atmosphere of fear?' Gothic writing is a style of writing, which was extremely popular in the nineteenth century....   [tags: English Literature:]

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Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room

- Enron’s ride is quite a phenomenon: from a regional gas pipeline trader to the largest energy trader in the world, and then back down the hill into bankruptcy and disgrace. As a matter of fact, it took Enron 16 years to go from about $10 billion of assets to $65 billion of assets, and 24 days to go bankruptcy. Enron is also one of the most celebrated business ethics cases in the century. There are so many things that went wrong within the organization, from all personal (prescriptive and psychological approaches), managerial (group norms, reward system, etc.), and organizational (world-class culture) perspectives....   [tags: Corporate Scandal Crime]

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A Room With A View Windy Corne

- EXPLORE THE CONTRAST BETWEEN WINDY CORNER AND MRS VYSE’S ‘WELL APPOINTED FLAT.’ HOW DOES OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THESE ENVIRONMENTS PREPARE US FOR THE CONFLICT IN THE NOVEL. The first comparison to be drawn between the two environs is of their names. This is the first piece of information the reader is given, and is therefore of significance, as they have different connotations. “Windy Corner” has links to nature and the weather due to the word ‘windy.’ It implies change and movement-which is definitely applicable to that household....   [tags: essays research papers]

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There is always room for pie.

- There Is Always Room For Pie Throughout my life my parents have always taught me that a child is a product of its environment. As time has passed and I have grown older and observed the people around me I have seen this fact become more evident. I believe that no one person can mimic another’s actions or behaviors so precisely that they become identical. A person’s personality seems to be an infinitely large empty pie plate. The actions or behaviors that people portray are a small slice that they have taken from others to fill up their plate....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Crime and Punishment: Raskolnikov's Room

-      Dostoevsky's 1865 novel Crime and Punishment is the story of an expelled university student's murder of an old pawnbroker and her sister. The idealistic ex-student, Raskolnikov, is ultimately unable to live up to his own nihilistic theory of what makes a "Great Man" and, overcome by fits of morality, betrays himself to the police. Exiled to Siberia, suffering redeems the unfortunate young dreamer. Crime and Punishment is similar in many ways to Balzac's Pere Goriot, especially in respect to questions of morality....   [tags: Crime Punishment Essays]

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Isobel's Room - Original Writing

- Isobel's Room - Original Writing Ever since Isobel had left, on a cold and frosty February morning last year, her room was mine. When Isobel was here, I would go into her room when she was out. I would tiptoe in, so as not to disturb the prints in the carpet from her graceful feet. I would gaze in envy at the numerous beautiful hardback books that our mother had given her; they had never been read and simply collected dust and had stood in piles. It made me bitter when I thought of the tattered copies of the classics I had scavenged for at jumble sales and the efforts I made to return the library books I so frequently borrowed....   [tags: Papers]

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No One's a Mystery, by Elizabeth Tallent

- In, "No One's a Mystery," by Elizabeth Tallent, a very naive eighteen-year old girl, who remains unnamed, neglects to realize the truth that is so plainly laid out before her. She is riding with Jack, and older married man with whom she has been having sex with for the past two years, and fiddling with the birthday present she received from him; a five year diary. A Cadillac that looks like his wife's is coming toward them, so he shoves her onto the floorboard of his filthy truck. Jack and his wife exchange subtle gestures as they pass, and the young girl is then given permission to get back onto the seat....   [tags: No One's a Mystery]

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Monologue in Prison Meeting Room

- Monologue in Prison Meeting Room Young woman is sitting on a plastic chair behind a table. Its one of those ‘I hate to say I told you so’ situations. I know, you warned me about him. You warned me about him till you were blue in the face. But, you know, in some ways that made it all the more exciting, gave him some mystery. You were the one who introduced him to me, the night we went to The Fleece and Furkin, to watch King Adora....   [tags: Papers]

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Description of My Room

- The place where I feel the most comfortable, and show my personality, is my bedroom. This is the place where I can really be myself and do what I want; it’s the place I come home to, and wake up every day. My room makes me feel comfortable because it is my own space. My house is always crazy, with my dog barking, and my siblings running around making noise, my room is the only place in the house where I can come and relax without caring about everything else, the only place that I can go to clear my mind....   [tags: Descriptive Essay]

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: Deeper into the Character When Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in 1962, he crossed political barriers in his explanation of the Siberian prison camp. Through his character Ivan Denisovich, Solzhenitsyn shows us a normal day in the camp. The book has no chapters, so it is like the reader is spending the day with Ivan. Through this day, he tells of the people, the life conditions, what things are to be done and what things are not to be done....   [tags: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Essays]

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Solitude, Solidarity, and Sexuality in One Hundred Years of Solitude

- Solitude, Solidarity, and Sexuality in One Hundred Years of Solitude Soledad in Spanish means more than our word "solitude," although it means that too. It suggests loneliness, the sense of being apart from others. Although ultimately each human being is alone, because there are parts of our experience we cannot share, some people are more solitary than others. The really solitary figures in this novel are those who deliberately cut themselves off from other humans. They are contrasted with characters who combat their solitude, by making strenuous efforts to reach out to others....   [tags: One Hundred Years Solitude Essays]

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The Women's Room Experience

- I slid down off of my barstool and picked my way across the room. Luckily, the women’s restroom wasn’t too far because it was a crowded night at the bar. I opened the large wooden door and was surprised to see that even though there appeared to be another girl waiting, one of the two stalls empty. Before I even had a chance to let my eyes adjust to the lighting change, the other girl said, in that just-a-little-too-loud drunken voice, “There’s no toilet paper in that one!” I hadn’t yet made any attempt to enter the stall and she was making sure I didn’t....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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One Hundred Years of Solitude: Relationship between Ursual and Jose Arcadio Buendia

- One Hundred Years of Solitude: The Relationship between Ursual and Jose Arcadio Buendia In literature, a central relationship can bond a group, and serve as a measure of the vitality of the society that it bonds. One such monumental relationship is that between Ursual and Jose Arcadio Buendia in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. In the chosen passage, the author uses imagery, metaphors, and characterization to illustrate their relationship, establishing a preview of their future relationship, harboring its development into the measure of stability of that society....   [tags: One Hundred Years Solitude]

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Uses of Archetype, Foreshadow, and Symbolism in One Hundred Years of Solitude

- Uses of Archetype, Foreshadow, and Symbolism in One Hundred Years of Solitude Throughout all works of world literature, certain passages will have special significance to the plot progression of that novel. This key passage must provide insight upon the overall theme of that work through characterization, symbolism, and imagery. In Gabriel García Márquez's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, the passage selected for commentary uses the literary techniques of archetype, foreshadow, and symbolism to inform characterization....   [tags: One Hundred Years Solitude]

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A Sistine Chapel of My Own

- A Sistine Chapel of My Own I was almost God, that day. I was away from the world, looking down upon it, or out at it, from a different place, a place not of it. The world looked peaceful, what I could see of it, lying there in the summer sun, but I saw it as one might see a distant galaxy through a telescope. A world was there, a complex world, perhaps a busy world, possibly even a world that could turn violent—but I was not of it. I was detached, beyond it, above it—an interested observer. The year was 1935, and I was eleven, a boy growing up on a South Dakota farm....   [tags: Personal Narrative Religion Essays]

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Fashion: A Language of Its Own

- The other day I was walking back to my dorm room and I saw someone wearing a shirt that read "Fcuk" across the front. If looked at quickly, one would think that there was some modern profanity being displayed on the front of the shirt when, in fact, there was none. The writing on the shirt actually is a label for a company by the name of French Connection. All this begs the question, is fashion becoming more brash, or is it emphasizing on the American right to freedom of speech. Furthermore, are some people taking that constitutional right too far....   [tags: Sociology]

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The Samples - No Room

- The Samples - No Room The cold January air sent chills down my spine as my sister Susan and I hustled down the streets of New Haven, Connecticut. Our destination was a small club called Toads' Place. When we finally arrived at the club I was relieved to feel the warm air inside begin to restore the numbness that had taken over my body. We made our way in to find that the club was virtually empty. This was to be expected, considering we arrived forty-five minutes before the opening band was scheduled to play....   [tags: Music]

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My Room

- My Room A secluded island with warm sandy beaches, a sunset over high cropped mountains, or the beauty and serenity of silence in a magnificent forest. A special place could as extravagant as those or as simple as your favorite cozy chair. They reach out with much more than picturesque or comfort qualities. Some of our dearest memories happen to us in these places. Maybe it is because of the comfort we find there, the connections we have that make us feel a certain way, or is it because they add to our identities....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, narrative]

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My Own Choice to Die

- My Own Choice to Die One quiet summer afternoon I lay gazing into the big, blue sky watching the clouds form into immense moving objects that catch my eye for a second. I saw everything from birds to alligators and occasionally a car or bus. While staring at the sky in a world of my own I heard a clamor coming from the front of the house. I turned over on my stomach peering through the tall pampas grass that landscapes our backyard. I lay gazing through the grass as if I was a jungle cat searching for its next victim....   [tags: Papers]

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Comfort Of Our Own Homes

- Comfort Of Our Own Homes Violence is very wide spread in society today and is growing at an alarming rate among our children. Everyday we seem to hear of children beating on one another, ganging up on the elderly, invading homes, and even murdering people. One has to question how much effect different sorts of media have on our children. From the time we are very young we can be exposed to seeing and hearing horrible acts of violence on the television and radio, and through video games. Sadly, I believe this is where it all starts - in the comfort of our own homes....   [tags: social issues]

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Character of Mr. Ramsay in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- The Character of Mr. Ramsay in To The Lighthouse       When reading novels, it is important to understand the aspects of each character to completely get the message that the author is trying to send to the reader.  In the novel, To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf illustrates the character, Mr. Ramsay as a husband and a father of eight.  As a husband, he mentally abuses his wife, Mrs. Ramsay, and as a father, Mr. Ramsay discourages and psychologically abuses his children to an extent that makes his children hate him.  Mr....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Differences in One?s Own and One?s Partner?s Perceptions of Social Skills as a Function of Attachment Style

- Differences in One’s Own and One’s Partner’s Perceptions of Social Skills as a Function of Attachment Style Researchers / Experimenters: Laura K. Guerrero and Susanne M. Jones Goal or Purpose of the Study: To extend research and theory on the relations between attachment style and social skill To gain a clearer picture of how the intersection of models of self and others associates with different social skills by testing for attachment-style differences across Bartholomew’s four-category conceptualization of attachment Guide Questions: Are there differences in attachment style that relate to how people...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Meaningless Existence in Virginia Woolf's Kew Gardens

- Meaningless Existence in Virginia Woolf's Kew Gardens "Kew Gardens," by Virginia Woolf, is skillfully developed and written in such a manner as to be jammed full of images, ideas, and possibilities. One of the many ideas found in the story is the presentation of human existence as meaningless, random, and haphazard. Indeed, throughout the story, many images, words, and even plot structure support the fact that the lives of the characters of the story are lives without meaning or direction. Woolf presents the reader with characters whose lives are noticeably blurry and unfocused, undefined and haphazard, lived without direction, and full of distraction and interruption....   [tags: Search Our Mothers' Gardens Essays]

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Comparing Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse and Kawabata's Snow Country

- Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse and Kawabata's Snow Country       Virginia Woolf's claim that plot is banished in modern fiction is a misleading tenet of Modernism. The plot is not eliminated so much as mapped out onto a more local level, most obviously with the epic structural comparison in Ulysses. In To the Lighthouse, Woolf's strategy of indirect discourse borrows much from Impressionism in its exploration of the ways painting can freeze a moment and make it timeless. In Kawabata's Snow Country, the story of Yoko and her family and its relationship to the rest of the novel corresponds with an even more modern medium, film, and its superimposition of contradictory image....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Essay - Bridge Between Worlds in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- To the Lighthouse - Bridge Between Worlds Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse illustrates a bridge between the worlds of the Victorian mother and the modern, potentially independent woman. The Victorian woman was to be absorbed, as Mrs. Ramsay is, by the task of being mother and wife. Her reason for existing was to complete the man, rather than to exist in her own right. Mrs. Ramsay certainly sees this role for herself and is disturbed when she feels, momentarily, that she is better than her husband because he needs her support to feel good about himself and the life choices he has made....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Room 101

- I am here today to convince you that the outrageously rude, belligerent, and hazardous road hogs also known as ‘cyclists in central London’ should be put into Room 101. Cyclists are impertinent, self centred people who feel that whatever they do is correct. They ride around on their annoying two wheeled children’s toys, which have no protection, and they render themselves invisible by refusing to wear reflective clothing. The “Red light riders” are a mysterious bunch of clowns who travel day and night, acting innocently but eventually showing their true colours....   [tags: Transportation]

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Death, Gender, and Social Roles in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- Death, Gender, and Social Roles in To the Lighthouse        To the Lighthouse is a book preoccupied by death, and gender is formulated by the difference in response to its threat. Women pursue immortality through creation of illusion and men through pursuance of facts. The novel questions the distinction between the sexes that became rigidified into pre-WWI gender roles which are exemplified in the institution of marriage. A younger generation fights against the rigidity of gender boundaries, Lily being the chief representative of this rebellion....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Reading To the Lighthouse was more than just another literary experience for me. Virginia Woolf wrote in such a way that challenged my mind, spoke to my emotions and in essence she shut me up and made me listen. Listening was not hard seeing that she had much to say and a unique way of saying it. I found a sensitivity in Woolf's work that I appreciated as it is not a style seen in the work of today. I am only afraid that due to its subtlety, it may go unnoticed by some of my generation of readers....   [tags: Papers]

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Searching For Meaning in Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts

- Searching For Meaning in Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts I wanted to examine the states at the limits of language; The moments where language breaks up...I wanted to examine the language which manifests these states of instability because in ordinary communication--which is organized, civilized--we repress these states of incandescence. Creativity as well as suffering comprises these moments of instability, where language, or the signs of language, or subjectivity itself are put into "process"....   [tags: Between the Acts Essays]

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My Own Two Feet

- My Own Two Feet As Beverly and her mother and father wait patiently at the Greyhound Bus Station. She hated waiting for the bus, it always seemed as if it forever. All around her she could smell the stench of burning rubber. Apparently Beverly had been invited to spend the summer with her mother&#8217;s cousin Verna for the summer while attending college in San Francisco, California. Beverly had never been to college and was actually being pressured by her mother not to go in the first place....   [tags: essays research papers]

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch Literary Techniques

- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch Literary Techniques Alexander Solzhenitsyn's style of writing is economical and unornamental. This is particularly true of One Day. This would seemingly cause little difficulty in translating One Day were it not for the great amount of prison jargon contained in the dialogues and discussion of life in the camp. The author's motto might well be, "wie es eigentlich gewesen," or "tell it like it is." In believing as he does in honest realism and not the propaganda slogan of "socialist realism," Solzhenitsyn wishes to render the real-life situations he describes in so many of his writings-but especially in One Day-in real-life lang...   [tags: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Essays]

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The Use of Language in The Red Room and The Signalman

- How is language used to create atmosphere in The Red Room and The Signalman. In this essay I will be comparing two stories The Signalman and The Red Room, I will be looking at the language techniques and how they are used throughout the stories. All language techniques are used for a reason and in this case it is used to create atmosphere and also keep the readers attention. The stories are both Victorian and remembered for their supernatural content as well as the actual story. The Signalman and The Red Room are both Victorian stories....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Incredible Power of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

- The Incredible Power of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich           It has been Russian writers in particular, who for two centuries have struggled against censorship and oppression to accomplish two great tasks: to create innovative and meaningful art, and to use that art to make a statement about a specifically Russian predicament. So often the theme was political, and so many generations of Russians criticised Mother Russia for her backward ways. Vissarion Belinsky's caustic admonitions in his "Letter to Gogol" were long a rallying cry for writers: "This is why, especially among us, universal attention is paid...to every manifestation of any so-called liberal trend, no mat...   [tags: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Essays]

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The Theme of Hope in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

- The Theme of Hope in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich       In Alexander Solzhenitsyn's novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, the strong themes of hope and perseverance are undercut by the realization that for Ivan there is little or no purpose in life.  This is not to say that the themes of hope and perseverance do not exist in the novel.  There are numerous instances in the novel where Shukhov is filled with hope. However, these moments of hope amidst the banal narrative of the novel raise the interesting question:  Are these moments of hope pointless?  The answer to this question may lie more in the individual human nature of the reader than in Solzhenits...   [tags: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Essays]

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Character Situations in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

- Character Situations in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich In One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn creates many characters that are memorable to the reader because of both their personal situations and their responses to those situations. Through characters such as Ivan Shukhov Denisovich, Fetyukov, Aloyska the Baptist, and the two Estonians, Solzhenitsyn explores the varied reactions of the characters and the effect of these reactions on other characters' perceptions of them....   [tags: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Essays]

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Tradition in One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

- Tradition in One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich       Explicitly, old habits die hard. People are configurations of time, place, and events preceding their life. History is studied to get a better sense of self and to recognize the contributions of other humans to the world in which we live. Traditions transcend verbally, physically, and emotionally through generations, making it difficult, if not impossible, to ostracize them from our being. In One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, tradition is dissected through the dichotomy of traditional versus post-modernist views portrayed by characters forced to serve, or monitor, time in a Soviet prison camp....   [tags: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Essays]

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Japanese tea room

- Japanese tea room Japan is a small country, however most people know this country. One of the reason is that the manufacturing industry is world-famous. Especially, cars and appliances which are small, functional and also economical. And these products show exactly Japanese spirit which can say Japanese culture. When we discuss about Japan, we can't forget considering traditional Japanese culture. I will discus about the tea ceremony (cha-no-yu), which one of the most important Japanese culture....   [tags: essays papers]

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Inventing Your Own Technology

- Inventing Your Own Technology When college students are asked to write a term paper or an essay they can either get out their pen/pencil and paper or boot up their computer and write/type away. I never realized what a convenience it is to be able to have these simple an complex technologies at my fingertips until I took Writing, Style and Technology. That was when my paper writing philosophy was broken. My teacher gave us a plot twist on our fist writing assignment like “boys vs. girls” on Survivor....   [tags: Writing Nature Writers Education Essays]

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Man's Tragedy in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch

- Man's Tragedy in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch Solzhenitsyn's turning to history has extremely important consequences for his total literary heritage. As he himself has said, "Literature that is not the very breath of contemporary society does not deserve the name of literature." To be true literature, "the pain and fears of society must be held before it, society must be warned against the moral and social dangers which threaten it." History to Solzhenitsyn, as to Leo Tolstoy, is the theater and the arena in which the abominations as well as the glories of human behavior are revealed at their most powerful and on the grandest scale....   [tags: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Essays]

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Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

- Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is a multidimensional novel with many important messages in which Kesey strives to relay to the readers. Kesey did not write this novel for the sole purpose of entertainment, even though it was very entertaining, but did write it with the intent to show the readers many realities of life. First of all Kesey shows in this book that how people are perceived in society may not really be how that person is and that things are sometimes different than what they seem....   [tags: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Essays]

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Comparing Love after Love and This Room

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McMurphy as Hero of Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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- One flew over the cuckoo's nest One flew over the cuckoo's nest One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest For as long as time could tell, whenever and wherever there is a corrupt ruling system in place, there will always be an opposing force trying to over throw it. This ruling system can be a variety of things. In some cases it is the government, a boss, or basically anything or anyone that has some type of control or authority over something else or someone else. In some cases the opposition can successfully take over control of these corrupt systems, while in other incidents the opposition is pitifully pounded back to silence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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