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Analysis of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit

- The Tale of Peter Rabbit was a fictional story for children written by Beatrix Potter. The main character of the story was Peter Rabbit, who had three sisters by the names of Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail. The four bunnies lived with their mother, Mrs. Rabbit, underneath a huge tree in the woods. All the characters displayed the element of anthropomorphic because they are dressed in human clothing and display human characteristics such as walking straight up on their hind legs. The three sisters were wearing a pink to reddish cloak, Peter Rabbit a blue jacket with brown shoes, and the mother a blue chambermaid dress....   [tags: tale of peter rabbit]

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Hamlet's Inner and Outer Conflict in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Conflict, in literary context, can be defined as “the opposition of persons or forces that gives rise to the dramatic action in a drama or fiction.” Conflicts can be external, between two or more persons, or internal, within one’s self. In most literature the conflict adds to the execution of the plot itself. Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” makes use of both forms of conflict as an essential element of the play. I will show how “Hamlet” presents inner and outer conflicts with examples of each and how their resolutions (if any) serve as a major part of the overall play itself....   [tags: character analysis]

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Patriarchy and Misogyny: What a Grand Ole Time

- When you think of ancient Greece, you probably think of togas, polytheism, epic heros, and olives. But do you how women were treated or veiwed. There is quite a lot of evidence displayed throughout manyplays, epics and other documents. Oedipus the King and The Odyssey are two ancient Greek works of literature that exemplify their society perfectly. Ancient Greece was a patriarchial society where women were treated as objects and sex symbols and misogyny was often present. In the play Oedipus the King, Oedipus the main character exhibits some misogyny shortly thereafter blinding himself and finding out he fulfilled the prophecy of murdering his father and marrying his mother....   [tags: Oedipus King, The Odissey]

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Personal Narrative: My Childhood Adventure

- Ah. I see you have come to hear my story. Well, I warn you now; I am advanced in years and might forget some parts. My story is filled with adventure, new beginnings, and confusion. But enough. I will begin. I was a girl of just 15, ready to explore the outside. I lived in an ancient city, named Baktrahkpi. This city was on a mysterious island, where many centuries ago, it was decided by the gods that each quarter moon the island would vanish and appear in a new spot, never quite the same one. One morning, on my 15th birthday I decided I wanted to go and explore, for I was now considered a woman....   [tags: essay about myself, Adventure Essay]

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Van Gogh: A Brief Biography

- The Artists Life It was where the land lay low, and fitted with a crazy network of levees, dikes and damns stretched out like the arms of a protective mother, with the purpose of staving back the constant danger of floods, especially during the electric autumn storms. If you were able to take a topographical view of these Netherlands, especially in the southern regain where lie the village of Groot Zundert, it would appear to be blanketed with a cloak made of a familiar green color, familiar that is, if you had ever viewed the works of Vincent William van Gogh....   [tags: Art, Painter, Netherlands]

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Chanel No5 Advertisement

- Chanel No5 Advertisement Throughout this advert, the producers use short shots to keep the viewers interested. The first shot is a high shot as the model walks across the ridge to the vault with a number '5' across it. This shot makes the model look small and innocent. Once the model opens the vault, the camera cuts to a behind shot. The viewers have not yet seen the model's face, which adds the mystery to the advert and again keeps the viewers interested. The camera then cuts to in front of her and watches her slowly comes towards you but before you can focus on her face it cuts to the wall of Chanel No5 perfume bottles....   [tags: Papers]

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All Fur

- All Fur is a 19th century German tale written by the Brothers Grimm. The tale deals with incest and how a young lady can escape an abusive father. When the King's wife dies it becomes imperative that he was to marry again. However, he would not settle on any woman unless she was as beautiful as his late wife was. Ironically, the only woman in the kingdom that possesses the beauty of his wife is his daughter, with whom he becomes obsessed. In the tale it is said that, "…In every respect she was like his dead wife…" suggesting the projection of an anima ideal....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Shakespeare's Use of Language, Imagery and Setting to Illuminate Prospero's Journey from Revenge to Reconciliation

- Shakespeare's Use of Language, Imagery and Setting to Illuminate Prospero's Journey from Revenge to Reconciliation The Tempest opens on 'a ship at sea' caught in 'a tempestuous storm'. This setting would immediately suggest to the Elizabethan audience, the presence of danger and evil, as they would be familiar with other Shakespearian plays where storms have been used in this way, for example, Macbeth and King Lear. The desperate language of the characters in the opening scene would further reinforce the audience's sense of evil afoot....   [tags: Papers]

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Importance of the Night in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Importance of the Night in Romeo and Juliet Night can be seen in two contrasting ways. The first can be summarized as a time for celebration and love. The second, and most commonly associated with night, is a time of darkness and horror. Two shining examples of the different emotions and reactions brought on by darkness are the books Night by Elie Wiesel and Romeo and Juliet by well-known author, William Shakespeare. In Romeo and Juliet night has a positive image, a welcomed time for love, protection and exchanging of covenants, while in Night the image is portrayed in a negative way, a time for fear, suffering, and death....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet]

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Act V in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- Act V in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare A: The final act at first seems completely unnecessary to the overall plot of the play. After all, in Act Four we not only have the lovers intent on getting married, but there has been a happy resolution to the overall conflict. Thus, the immediate question which arises is why Shakespeare felt it necessary to include this act. The answer lies in part with the entrance of all the characters in the final scene (with the exception of Egeus); this acts as a sort of encore to resolve any unanswered questions the audience may have about any of the characters....   [tags: Papers]

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Character Sketch on Jack Merridew from Lord of the Flies

- Jack first appears in Chapter 1 on page 15 after Ralph had blown the conch. He appears at first to be a terrifying and haunting figure in the way he dresses, a long sweeping black cloak, from a distance looking like a fictional character. Jack is introduced as darkness and shadow, “Within the diamond haze of the beach something dark was fumbling along... the creature stepped from mirage on to clear sand, and then they saw that the darkness was not all shadow but mostly clothing.” The image Ralph sees is actually Jack and his choir boys....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Impact of Performance Enhancing Drugs on the Olympics

-    The use of performance enhancing drugs is undermining the integrity of the Olympic games.  It is impossible to accurately determine the number of athletes who use them, but it is believed that a substantial percentage do.  According to an anonymous Soviet coach, "Perhaps 90% of sportsmen, including our own, use drugs" (CASA 40).  One reason it is difficult to determine how many athletes "dope" is that in international events like the Olympics, the methods used to detect the use of these drugs simply are not effective.  So, although only a few athletes are caught, many benefit from their use of performance enhancing drugs.  It is unfortunate and unacceptable that such high level competitio...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]

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Buy Essay Online: Dishonest Odysseus of Homer's Odyssey

- The Dishonest Odysseus of Odyssey    Once he returns to Ithaca, Odysseus displays dishonest behavior and does not once tell a person who he actually is when first meeting him. Odysseus hides his identity at first, whether by actively lying or passively not correcting their erroneous beliefs.  He tells Pallas Athena, first, that he is from Crete, had killed a man there, and had gotten a ride with some Phoenicians to Ithaca. He tells Eumaios that he grew up in Crete, went to Troy for the Trojan War, returned to Crete afterward and traveled to raid Egypt, where he was captured by Egyptians....   [tags: Odyssey essays]

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Porphyria’s Lover : Browning’s Portrait of a Madman

- Porphyria’s Lover : Browning’s Portrait of a Madman Robert Browning’s "Porphyria’s Lover" contains the methodical ramblings of a lunatic; it is a madman’s monologue that reveals the dark side of human nature. Power and passion coalesce to form the strangulation of the beautiful and innocent Porphyria, and at the same time strangle the reader’s ability to comprehend what is occurring and why it is occurring. The murder’s monologue depicts a heinous crime. The simple fact that the monologue is issued from the murderer himself creates a sense of distrust....   [tags: Porphyrias Lover Essays]

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Rembrandt’s Clever Devices in Illustrating a Biblical Story

- Rembrandt’s Clever Devices in Illustrating a Biblical Story The story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife is told in the first book of the Bible, Genesis, Chapter 39. Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and bought by Potiphar, a high-ranking official in the Pharaoh's service. The Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in everything he did. This pleased Potiphar and before long Joseph was given the highest position in the household, and left in charge when Potiphar was away. Now Potiphar's wife found Joseph to be very good looking and had approached him several times saying "come to bed with me." Joseph being a man of God would not sin against his master or the Lord, so he refused he...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The People and Landscape of the Welsh Hillcountry

- The People and Landscape of the Welsh Hillcountry R.S. Thomas writes about the people and landscape of the Welsh “hillcountry.” By referring closely to at least two of his poems, show how he makes the Welsh countryside and its inhabitants vivid to the reader. RS Thomas was born in Cardiff in 1913. He was a Parish Priest in Wales for more than 20 years. During this time he taught himself the Welsh language in order to understand the remote hill farmers that are under his care. He writes almost exclusively about the people and landscape of the Welsh hill country....   [tags: R.S. Thomas Poems Poetry Essays]

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Parables to the Belief and Life of Christians

- Parables to the Belief and Life of Christians What is a Parable. In my coursework, I will establish the definition of a Parable, Biblical quotes and references, and the reasons for their use. I will establish these facts: · The use of Parables in Luke’s Good News Gospel · Examples of Parables that Jesus used · My personal opinions on the subject of Parables I will use several different sources of information to complete the essay questions stated below. These sources include various Internet websites; books and my teacher....   [tags: Papers]

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Morrison's Bluest Eye Essay: The American Way

- The Bluest Eye: The American Way          Ownership, class structures, and consumerism go hand in hand. Morrison illustrates this throughout the novel and in the characters' identities. Many of the characters identify themselves based on material possessions: the simple ownership of a car, the use of consumer products, and property ownership. Although African Americans may take these things for granted now, in the early 1900's this would be considered a major accomplishment. There is an apparent contradiction of class status among the characters illustrating how beauty determines social stratification....   [tags: Bluest Eye Essays]

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Romance and Reality in Flaubert’s Madame Bovary

- Romance and Reality in Flaubert’s Madame Bovary In the story of Alice in Wonderland we follow Alice down a rabbit hole into a land of pure wonder, where the logic of a little girl holds no sway. In Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, we witness exactly the opposite as Emma Bovary, a most romantic creature, is purposely cast into a harshly realistic world. In either case, a creature is put into an environment unnatural to her disposition, yet in Flaubert’s example, Emma shares the world we inhabit, and thus the message her story brings is much more pertinent....   [tags: Madame Bovary Essays]

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Character Growth in the "Harry Potter" Series

- In almost every book the main characters, especially the protagonist, face obstacles and issues throughout the story. These problems can be physical, emotional, spiritual, and educational. As these characters progress throughout the story, they overcome these obstacles and they grow as people. Also, the reader learns about the character and themselves by relating to these experiences. J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, introduces different challenges, personal and physical, to the main character, Harry Potter....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Appalling Leadership of King Henry V

- In Henry V, the actions of King Henry portray him as an appalling leader. Among Henry's many negative traits, he allows himself to be influenced by people who have anterior motives. This is problematic because the decisions might not be the best decisions for the country, or neighboring countries. The bishops convinced Henry to take over France because they would be able to save land for the Church. Henry doesn't have the ability to accept responsibility for his actions, placing the blame on others....   [tags: European Literature]

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Justifying the Killing of Animals for Research

- Justifying the Killing of Animals for Research Works Cited Missing Can killing animals for medical research, cosmetics, food and sport be justifiable. For what reason can they be killed or should they not be killed at all. Not killing animals at all would lead to overgrowth in population which could cause damage to the environment. Experimenting on animals for cosmetics is not needed because if there were no beauty products being sold then humans would like each other for the way they naturally are....   [tags: Papers]

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Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

- Solomon and the Queen of Sheba On Francesco del Cossa’s Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba The Italian artist, Francesco del Cossa, created an oil painting on a panel during the mid-15th century called Meeting of Solomon and the Queen Sheba. This work is now displayed in the Boston Museum of Fine Art. The plate that identifies the painted tray in the museum explains that this twelve sided tray is a ceremonial tray, most likely in honor of the marriage of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and given to them as a gift....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Family A Tough Bond To Break

- Family: A tough Bond to Break Many wise pholosophers say that only 7 stories exist in the world as we know it. The struggle of good versus evil, finding true love, and the rise and fall of important people have been written about since the discovery of pen and paper. One theme that stands out in Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, is the desperation to keep a family together. Odysseus, Telemacus, and Penelope all suffer hardships trying to keep the tight bond their family has, as close as possible. Odysseus is determined he will return to his wife and newborn son after the war of Troy was won....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- VESTMENTS IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH An important aspect of the Catholic Church is its vestments. The Church is always beautifully decorated and holy people beautifully dressed. These decorations have changed very much since the beginning of time. Although we don’t always realize it, there is much symbolism in the colors that priests, bishops, cardinals and even the Pope wears. There are also strict guidelines that these people must follow when dressing. This paper will tell of the history of this clothing....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Fall of the Roman Empire

- The Fall of the Roman Empire Rome was a major power because it always made certain its own military prowess was preeminent. There have been many ideas presented as to the fall of the Roman Empire. Many believe that Rome declined morally and the violence and decadence of the societal norms led to the demise. Gibbons has been credited with the theory of the influence and transference of Christianity over the Roman system of Gods and Goddesses that perpetrated the fall. Another theory lays the blame at the feet of the Emperor, that the happiness of the people and the functioning of the government was directly correlated with the personal merit and management skills of the re...   [tags: Papers]

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The Effects of the Blitz on Every Day Life in Britain

- The Effects of the Blitz on Every Day Life in Britain The Blitz had significant impacts on every day lives of Britain in many ways, both directly and indirectly. Firstly, the Blitz had caused physical damage in the cities of Britain. The air-raid bombings had caused significant damage and destruction on major cities such as London and Bristol, in an attempt to cause high number of death casualties. By early 1941, approximately 1000 people were killed from the air-raid assaults in Bristol alone....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Plot of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado

- The Plot of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado With the completion of the second paragraph in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado,” the plot has been made mostly clear. Although you are unaware of who the protagonist is, the motives of this unknown character are very obvious. He has vowed revenge and intends to murder Fortunato. Poe clearly states this by saying “... he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation.” (paragraph 2) An unclear aspect of the plot though, is that Montresor had planned and carefully designed this act of murder....   [tags: Papers]

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The Time to Choose is Now

- The Time to Choose is Now A fatigued traveler approaches a clearing in a forest where a cloaked woman stands. “Where am I?” he asks. Silence. The woman, instead, counters with a question of her own. “I greet you at the Crossroads of Time, my friend. Or is it foe. Would you like to feel my love or to feel my wrath. It is but your choice.” “I—do not know you, but—” “Answer correctly!” “I hope to be a friend, although—” “Then you shall learn much,” she interrupted. Out of her cloak emerged a slim, delicate hand, gesturing upwards as if holding a fragile object....   [tags: essays papers]

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Orgon's Obsession in Tartuffe by Moliere

- In Moliere's comedy, Tartuffe, the main focus of the play is not of Tartuffe, but of Orgon's blind infatuation with Tartuffe. It just so happens that the title character is the villain rather than the hero. Orgon is Moliere's representation of how a man can be so blind in his devotion to a belief that he cannot make accurate judgment as to the sincerity of others who would use that belief to deceive him. Tartuffe easily achieves total power over Orgon's actions because of his gullibility. However, as the play progresses, Orgon's view of Tartuffe changes and results in Tartuffes removal....   [tags: Tartuffe Essays]

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Pride And Prejudice: First Impressions

- First Impressions First impressions are very important. In the Victorian age, people based their whole opinion of someone on first impressions. Most times the first impression of someone is not the way they truly are. Sometimes a first impression can cause you to think negative of someone but later you find out that they are very nice and a very positive person. One example is when Mr. Darcy meets Elizabeth in the book ,Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth thinks Mr.darcy is a cruel and arrogant person, but she later finds out that he is not....   [tags: essays research papers]

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2 Years before the Mast

- History 140 Midterm Richard Henry Dana came from a prominent Brahmin family. He attended Harvard college but was forced to drop out his junior year due to a measles attack which temporarily affected his eyesight. Dana wanted to tour Europe but was unable to afford it. Instead, he decided to sign on as a seaman at nineteen years old, and sailed around Cape Horn to California. When trying to recall his motives for becoming a seaman he wasn't sure if it was his "desire to cure my eyes, my love of adventure and the attraction of the novelty of a life before the mast, or anxiety to escape from the depressing situation of inactivity and dependence at home" (vi)....   [tags: American History]

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Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

- Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man “All things, it is said are duly recorded – all things of importance, that is. But not quite, for actu-ally it is only the known, the seen, the heard and only those events that the recorder regards as important that are put down, those lies his keepers keep their power by. (Ralph Ellison, 439) The Christian value system that saturates Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man is exhibited in the invisible man’s struggle over whether humility is an appropriate virtue for him to pursue or just a handicap that enables him to be taken advantage of and oppressed by the powers that be....   [tags: Ralph Ellison Invisible man]

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Joh's Writings

- However Jon really just wanted to stay in his room where he could write for the next three months. He was getting ready to recite his poem in front of many people in the coming months. Just the thought of leaving for California so soon made him nervous. His coming back in the beginning of June was way too much traveling for his nerves. Casey was extremely adamant, however and Jon was soon to go to California and partake in this event. Noranna just “sighed” and relinquished herself to the fact that her son was leaving her so soon, it was just a fact of his growing up she thought....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Elizabethan England

- Bloody Painful: Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England This article’s purpose is to express the danger of breaking the law in England. Most of the punishments of our time are deemed cruel and unusual. The death penalty can no longer be enacted in cases of theft or highway robbery. The following paragraphs will describe the various instruments of punishment (torture) of the period. One out of the ordinary punishment of this era is the drunkard's cloak. It is a punishment for public drunkenness; the name of it is somewhat misleading....   [tags: essays research papers]

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francis of assisi

- Francis of Assisi was a poor man who astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel literally—not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit and without a mite of self-importance. Francis was famous for his love of all creation. He called for simplicity of life, poverty, and humility before God. He worked to care for the poor. Thousands were drawn to his sincerity, piety, and joy. In all his actions, Francis sought to follow fully and literally the way of life demonstrated by Christ in the Gospels....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Leonardo Da Vinci

- Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 14, 1452 in the town of Vinci near Florence Italy. He kept the name of his town for his last name. He lived during the fifteenth century, a period when the people of Europe were becoming interested in art. This period of time was known as the Renaissance period. Leonardo Da Vinci was very talented. He was a great artist, but he became famous because he was able to do so many other things. He was an architect, a musician, inventor, sculptor, scientist, and mathematician....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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My Worst Nightmare

- My Worst Nightmare The howling wind rattled the windowpanes in the bitter, damp night outside. I twisted and turned under my thin covers. My teeth chattered in the chilly air around me. I couldn't sleep. My sweat dripped down my forehead and my heart was thumping hard at my chest. I was always afraid of the dark and I still am. But this was the first time I had slept alone in a hollow, ominous and shadowy room with no wallpaper....   [tags: Papers]

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

- Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sex is a popular subject; it is on television, in advertisements, in magazines, and practically everywhere. One very serious side effect of an increase of sexual activity is the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. They affect more than twelve million Americans each year. Sexually transmitted diseases are becoming common and widely spread throughout Americans because of unprotected sex, permiscuity, and multiple sex partners. Some of the most commonly found sexually transmitted diseases are gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, and syphilis....   [tags: Papers]

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The Forbidding House

- It was a cold winter's night. The wind was whistling through the bare branches of the trees. The dead leaves were dancing noisily across pavements and all was still. That night I was walking down Old St.Paul's Road when the clouds started to build. I looked around as I huddled under a large, dead oak tree. I had noticed that almost all of the houses on this abandoned street were too badly damaged for us to take shelter in, except for one. Lightning split the night sky without a sound, illuminating the skeletal trees outside....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Jungle Night

- Critical Analysis of Jungle Night &nbsp; &nbsp; &#9;The speaker of the poem is a civilian observer, probably a local. There is a sense of tension and fear in the speaker’s tone. The speaker uses an observatory tone in the poem, a combination between 1st and 3rd person. The author shows us that the speaker is an observer when he says &quot;They are not there…/You finger the trigger of your Bren.&quot; (ll. 8&amp;10) You can clearly see that the author creates tension when he says &quot;Half-fearing, half-desiring the sudden hell/ Pressure will loose.&quot; (ll....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Effect of Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today

- The Effect of Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today There are five ways in which discipleship might affect the lives of Christians today: Vocation, Service, Faith, Prayer and Worship. I intend on answering this question by examining these five examples. Vocation is the main way. This means a sense of being called to perform a task for God. Many Christians have a vocation to help those who are ill in a practical way. Christian medical workers may feel called to dedicate their lives to heal and ease the suffering of others, in their own country or in other countries around the world....   [tags: Papers]

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Character of Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

- The Character of Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter In The Scarlet Letter, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale is considered a very honorable person by almost everyone in the Puritan town. Practically no one would believe that he would have the ability to do any evil, much less the sin of adultery. On the contrary, Dimmesdale feels that he is a terrible person for committing this sin and not admitting it to the townspeople. This fact affects him greatly yet unexpectedly increases his popularity by inspiring him to come about with more intensifying sermons....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner - Original Writing

- The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner - Original Writing First, we set out from our homeland, Scotland. We sailed on southwards and were picked up by dreadful wind, we found ourselves being controlled by the wind and the sea. There was nothing we could do to stop it, it had driven us to the cold south, were mist, fog and treacherous seas all belong. Then from beneath the emerald green ice grabbed the sides of our ship, we were stationary, unable to move. It was quiet, then when we thought all was lost an albatross came and flew over our ship and it made the ice crack and we sailed north again so for many days we gave it food and played with the creature....   [tags: Free Essays]

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"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allen Poe wrote a tale about two friends, Montresor (the main character) who feels very offended by an insult that Fortunato (his friend) made towards his family. The insult is unknown, but Montresor won't give up until he gets his revenge on Fortunato. The story is told from a first person point of view. The reader is led through the story by the narrator, Montresor. And in order to get the reader to understand the situation and the time that it takes place, Edger Allen Poe uses details of setting -- clothing, rooms, and sounds -- to create a mood of horror for the readers....   [tags: American Literature]

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Animal Motifs in A Passage To India

- The recurring animal motifs in A Passage To India suggest a harmonious life existing outside of the contrasting state of humanity. While tensions escalate among the English and Indians, peace presides in the animal kingdom. Perhaps the only characters outside of the animals who acknowledge this peace are Mrs. Moore and Professor Godbole who specifically identify with a wasp extending their voluntary cognizance to Indian culture and the understanding of unity among all living creatures on Earth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- In William Golding&#8217;s novel The Lord Of The Flies, each character represents a part of society. Jack, the leader of the choir boys and hunters, represents parts of society which can be broken down in three ways. The first part is Jack in society as a whole. Here, this blood thirsty savage is a symbol of all that is chaotic and disorderly. The tall, scrawny, &#8220;ugly without silliness'; boy is constantly trying to break away from Ralph, who is orderly, and his rules. For example, Jack always breaks the rule of speaking while holding the conch....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Ghost Scene of William Shakespeare's Hamlet

- The Ghost Scene of William Shakespeare's Hamlet We have been studying the play 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare. We have read the original text as well as watching three film versions of the play one by Zefferelli, Branagh and Almieda. We have been concentrating mainly on the ghost scenes in these three films. We also worked on an unusual ghost scene, which we made into a comical ghost scene in a little booklet. I have chosen to do a film production. I have chosen to do this because after watching the three film versions of the ghost scene it has given me ideas of costumes, settings and how to produce the ghost to make him stand out, also in the film you can use s...   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Heroine in A White Heron

- A White Heron was a beautiful story of the battles within a little girl in her formative years in life. The story has a deeper meaning though, expressed in the involvement of much symbolic representation. The author, Sarah Orne Jewett, paints a vivid and descriptive image of the young heroine and her surroundings in the story. I will try to primarily focus on the symbolism and representation in the story. I will also mention the subtle references the artist made to the biggest struggle in a young persons life- self-identification....   [tags: A White Heron Essays]

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One Stormy Night - Original Writing

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The Scarlet Letter

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A Comparison of the Dramatic Monologues of Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

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I am going to study three love poems. The first one is called First Love

- I am going to study three love poems. The first one is called First Love by John Clare How does poet’s writing before 1900 use language to write about different types of love. Consider three love poems, two of which must be by the same poet. In this piece of coursework I am going to study three love poems. The first one is called “First Love” by John Clare; this poem is a very simple, sweet poem about a mans first love of his life. The second is called “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning; this poem is about the Duke telling his servant about his last wife, this poem is a poem about obsessive love....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Intensity of the Newfound Love Between Romeo and Juliet in Act 2 Scene 2

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- Comparing the Novel and Film Versions of Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day When reading Elizabeth Bowen’s 1949 novel, The Heat of the Day, and then, viewing the movie by the same title, large and small differences are noted. These differences are enough to make both the reading and the viewing interesting and not a boring duplication. When comparing the opening sequences, the differences are striking. Bowen’s story begins with the interaction between the mysterious Harrison and the determined woman, Louie, in Regent’s Park; the screenwriter’s version establishes all the characters and places the stories events into a chronological order that changes the impact of the scene....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Significance of the Opening Chapter in Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- The Significance of the Opening Chapter in Lord of the Flies by William Golding The first chapter in the novel introduces the characters which will play the biggest roles in the novel and some of the relationships that will develop. The first character to be introduced is Ralph. He is a fair-haired, good looking and well built. On page five, Golding mentions that he might even make a boxer but insist that there is a "…mildness about his mouth that proclaims no devil." Ralph can swim as well....   [tags: Papers]

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Queen Elizabeth's Use of Imagery and Language in The Doubt of Future Foes

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Eerie Themes Of Gothic Writing - An Analysis Of Edgar Allen Poes "T

- In the history of literature, there have always been different themes and genres of writing. But few have been as different or unique as that of the “gothic” literature. Of all the gothic authors of history, few writing has captured the mind and plunged it into the depths of fear as that of Edgar Allen Poe. Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado,” is a story that shows us how deadly being prideful can be. Themes of dishonour, revenge and questionable justice all come together in this story. In this essay, I will discuss how the setting, irony and the lack of certain details all contribute to the gothic theme and the spine-tingling effect of the story....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The two poems I have chosen on the theme of love are Porphyrias

- The two poems I have chosen on the theme of love are Porphyrias Lover’ by Robert Browning and Stop All The Clocks by W.H Auden. A Comparison of Two Poems About Love. The two poems I have chosen on the theme of love are ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ by Robert Browning and ‘Stop All The Clocks’ by W.H Auden. ‘Porphyria’s Lover’, a dramatic monologue was written as a piece of entertainment in Victorian times, it would have been acted out to an audience. The narrative of this poem is that Porphyria was seeing someone below her own social class and no one knew about their relationship....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Influence of the Supernatural on the Atmosphere, Events, and Characters in Macbeth

- The Influence of the Supernatural on the Atmosphere, Events, and Characters in Macbeth In Macbeth, the supernatural have many influences on the atmosphere, events and characters. The most influential types of supernatural beings in Macbeth are the three witches. The three witches create an atmosphere of evil and misery, they play a major part in the events which occur and they have the ability to twist the faith of characters just by interacting with them. We first get to meet the witches right at the beginning of the play, in Act 1 Scene 1, this gives us the idea that the witches are very significant....   [tags: Papers]

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Pearl as an Expression of Hester’s Emotions in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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

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

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - Effects of Sin Upon Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale

- The Effects of Sin Upon Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter Hawthorn shows sins of several different kinds in numerous people, as well as the consequences and remedies of their sins. Three main characters; Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth bare the most of these sins. Arthur Dimmesdale, however, bares the most brutal effects of such sin. This is due to several reasons. The most observable reason for his eventual breakdown is the fact that he keeps his sin a secret....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Cameron’s The Terminator and Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale as Responses to Neo-conservatism

- From abortion to pornography, the “war on drugs” to the end of the Cold War, the 1980s played host to considerable controversy; amidst such political uneasiness, then, it seems that Reagan Era rejuvenated middle-America’s latent conservatism. This return to the traditional Puritan values of the “nuclear family” also sponsored heightened State intervention and policing of the private sphere, thereby buttressing cultural myths of the dangerous, unknown “Other”. As such a fear of the Other was socially perpetuated, it seemed the responsibility of liberal-minded skeptics to note such propaganda as an alarming preparation for totalitarianism....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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The Central Theme and Symbolism of William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

- William Faulkner's central theme in the story "A Rose For Emily" is to let go of the past. The main character in the story, Emily Grierson, has a tendency to cling to the past and has a reluctance to be independent. Faulkner uses symbols throughout the story to cloak an almost allegorical correlation to the reconstruction period of the South. Even these symbols are open to interpretation; they are the heart and soul of the story. With the literal meaning of Faulkner's story implies many different conclusions, it is primarily the psychological and symbolic aspects, which give the story meaning....   [tags: William Faulkner A Rose Emily Essays]

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Explore with Close Textual Reference Shakespeare's Presentation of Feste in Twelfth Night

- Feste is a jester, clown or fool who moves between the homes of Olivia and Orsino. During the Renaissance, monarchs and some noble families had fools or clowns in their households as entertainers- to sing, make witty observations and play practical jokes. Shakespeare usually includes at least one clown in most of his comedies. This is how Feste earns his living, along with giving other characters shrewd advice. Despite being a professional fool, Feste often seems the most intelligent person in Twelfth Night....   [tags: European Literature]

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