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The Story Of A Dying Name

- The Story of a Dying Name The legend of The Iliad and The Odyssey are two of the most famous works of fiction ever created. They depict the king of Ithaca, Odysseus - Ulysses in Latin - as he travels the world on adventures. He battles great monsters, defeats enemy empires, and befriends and angers gods, before triumphantly returning home. It is easy to close The Odyssey and feel content that the story is over. However, Ulysses does not stop there. He continues to rule Ithaca for years afterwards....   [tags: Narrative, Narratology, Odyssey, Narrative poetry]

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The Film ' Life Is Beautiful By Roberto Benigni

- Life is beautiful is a film about a man named Guido Orefice, his wife Dora, his son Giosuè, and Guido’s uncle Eliseo. His family is sent to a concentration camp. Guido uses his humor to hide the horror of the camp by playing a game with his son. Critics of the film say that the film is not showing the full picture of the holocaust. Proponents of the film said that the film is portraying the Holocaust, this way to have a broader audience. Roberto Benigni’s use of comedy is effective in portraying the Holocaust, while other work of writers about the Holocaust are grim, Benigni is about comedy....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, The Holocaust]

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An Inspiration to Young Writers: Ernest Hemingway

- ... Lionel Trilling, a professor and critic at Columbia, speaks for himself and many other critiquing-writers, such as Jack Frost and Archibald MacLeish, when he says, “His place in American literature is secure and pre-eminent. There is no one in the whole range of literature of the modern world who has a better claim than he to be acknowledged as a master, but it is in his short stories rather than in his novels that his genius most truly and surely showed itself”(Authors and Critics Appraise Works)....   [tags: influential American writers]

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho

- Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Psycho” created a tremendous impact on 60’s American films. Hitchcock powerfully describes the murder scene of Marion, while taking a shower at Bates Motel. Viewers and critics of the film believe that it is unconventional and overly violent for young viewers eyes, but some analysts think that it is a form of deconstruction, a new structure of horror film that Hitchcock wants to share. Different perspectives and ideas emerge because of the murder scene in the film, but still, Psycho is viewed by millions of moviegoers who want to experience the morbid description of Hitchcock—for them to believe the critics and viewers’ negative reactions....   [tags: Psycho Film Analysis]

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Field Day Group and Women Victimization

- In her essay, Lauren Onkey reveals how colonialism and nationalism victimize women in the past. Traditionally, woman is considered inferior and weaker whereas man is superior and powerful. This sexist characterization of gender is based on the assumption of sexual dominance. During the period of colonization, Colonial power deliberately describes the colonies as feminine “to justify its ‘civilizing’ mission” (160). Since then, woman becomes the symbol and property of nation. Thence, the nation assumes the right to ‘supervise’ her behavior....   [tags: Brian Friel]

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The Patriot Act

- Since its enactment by President Bush in October of 2001 to prevent possible recurrences of 9/11, the Patriot Act has had its constitutionality called into question multiple times, mainly for its supposed violation of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. The provision Section 203, information tapping, allows for the sharing of information between the CIA and the FBI. Though supporters claim that this provision breaks down the “wall” between two interconnected sectors, critics argue that the so-called “wall” never barred reasonable communication between the two....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Surrogacy Is Morally Right Or Wrong?

- Many people argue over if the practice is morally right or wrong. Supporters of surrogacy argue that, “Surrogacy provides infertile couples with a unique opportunity to raise a child who carries their genes. Surrogacy is a win-win proposition…” (Surrogacy.” Issues & Controversies”). Opponents on the other hand argue, “Putting a price tag on a woman 's womb is unnatural and distasteful. Indeed, surrogacy essentially assigns a dollar value to the life of a baby, which is abhorrent.” (Surrogacy.” Issues & Controversies”) Although there are many opinions of the subject, many women decide to practice surrogacy and enjoys the process of being a surrogate mother....   [tags: Pregnancy, Family, Surrogacy, Childbirth]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- 1.William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” was first printed in 1597. 2.Which means that in 400 years there have been approximately 200,000,000,000 copies sold around the world.3. In every copy sold there has been an underlying question.4. Why did William Shakespeare write a tragic love story. 5. In the article “Love, Sex and Death in Romeo and Juliet” by Clayton G. MacKenzie she states “Sexuality and death have been linked in art and literature since ancient times” (29.) 6. It is a known fact that this is the world’s favorite play written by Shakespeare not only for the love and the passion, but the sacrifice of each other.7....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, English-language films]

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War : A State Of Conflict Between Societies

- War can be defined as “A state of conflict between societies”. It was stated by Richard Gabriel “Nations customarily measure the 'costs of war ' in dollars, lost production, or the soldiers killed or wounded; rarely do military establishments attempt to measure the costs of war in terms of individual human suffering.” In counter position – one may personally define war as the human suffering from conscious decisions of countries. The implications of war are conveyed through numerous characters, triggering flashbacks of events that affect the psychological state of the soldiers....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Erich Maria Remarque]

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Essay on The Awakening

- Critical Views of The Awakening       The Awakening, written by Kate Chopin, is full of ideas and understanding about human nature. In Chopin's time, writing a story with such great attention to sensual details in both men and women caused skepticism among readers and critics. However, many critics have different views with deeper thought given to The Awakening. Symbolism, the interpretation of Edna's suicide, and awakenings play important roles in the analysis of all critics.   Symbolism in The Awakening is interpreted in many ways....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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Criticism of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Past and Present

- Criticism of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Past  and Present      The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the all-time most controversial American novels.  Marks Twain’s masterpiece, narrated by a rebellious boy who rafts down the Mississippi river with a runaway slave, has received a wide variety of kudos and criticism since it first appeared in 1885.  While it is still applauded for its childlike imagination and realistic use of dialogue, the criticisms of Huck Finn have undergone a drastic shift....   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Finn]

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Sensationalism - Sensation Novels of the Nineteenth Century

- Sensationalism - Sensation Novels of the Nineteenth Century The "sensation novels" began to appear during the mid-to-late 1800's.  The term first used by W. M. Thackeray, in his own Cornhill Magazine, was in reference to "a particular literary or dramatic phenomenon."   Courtroom scenes, corpses, secrets, adultery, insanity and prostitution were all staples of the novel's plot that would offer the many unexpected twists and turns of the story.  The author's goal was to have the reader feel basic sensations-shock, disbelief, horror, suspense, sexual excitement, and fear....   [tags: Literature Literary]

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The Impact of Social Media

- For the past two centuries social media has been around to communicate with others. Over the years Facebook, twitter, the internet and other means of communication have evolved. The use of social media has spread throughout the world. Even Pope Benedict XVI sent out a twitter message during his weekly general meeting at the Vatican (Gifford). The use of social media may impact personal relationships, privacy rights, become a worrisome distraction, influence politics, and fuel democratic revolutions....   [tags: relationships, communication, politics]

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How Technology Affects The Grammar Of Young Minds

- Human kind, throughout history, always accepts the next big thing, or technology, that helps them get through the day easier. In 1440, Johannes Gutenberg invented the first printing press. History Scholars would tell you that this new type of technology majorly helped information become more accessible and affordable. So books became more available and affordable. The printing press also helped boost education and literacy rates. What you see here is a good example of how technology isn’t harmful, but helpful....   [tags: Printing press, Johannes Gutenberg]

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Justification Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki Bombings

- Justification of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings The moral and military necessity of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings has been a subject of debate for almost half a century. Most revisionists emphasize the victimization of Japan during the attacks. They often forget the military realities and the historical context while judging whether it was necessary for America to use nuclear weapons against the two Japanese cities. It is important to note that Japan was the aggressor. Japan triggered the war that led to the bombing of its two cities with its sneak attack on America’s Pearl harbour in 1941....   [tags: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki]

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The Issue Of The Pregnancy

- In any culture, there is the perception of the pregnancy. Pregnancy is the real indication of the procreation to replace the old generation with the new ones since death is inevitable. But for some unavoidable reasons one may decide not to get pregnant and though she gets pregnant, she may choose not to give birth by carrying out abortion. Abortion has therefore been the most issue of concern globally, the main reason being it denies one’s life. Reasons for carrying out abortion or terminating the pregnancy are varied, and majority carry it for various reasons that many not be known to those not involved, but only the mother sometimes knows even the sire of the child may not be aware....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Birth control, Childbirth]

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Analysis Of The Impressionist Movement Of The 19th Century

- Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844 –1926), one of the leading artists in the Impressionist movement of the later part of the nineteenth century, is known for her depictions of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. After visiting a large exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in April 1890, Mary Cassatt began to experiment with different print techniques. In 1890-1891, Cassatt produced a series of ten colored drypoint and aquatint prints in open admiration of ukiyo-e prints, which became a milestone in graphic art and Impressionist printmaking....   [tags: History of painting, Impressionism, Ukiyo-e]

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Nat Turner : The Leader Of The Most Significant Slave Revolt

- Nat Turner’s name throughout American history has a force all its own. Nat Turner was the leader of the most significant slave revolt in American history. The views on Nat Turner varied from a hero of oppressed people, murderer of innocent women and children, and a powerful religious leader. Although Nat Turner was a historical figure much about him and the revolt he led remains a mystery. The slave revolt that took place in Southampton, Virginia and this was when black slaves overthrew their white masters....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Virtual Education Vs. Online Education

- Over the years society has changed in many different ways. In particular, technology has been the largest change that has occurred over the year. Only a few years ago the iPhone came out and it has forever changed the way people view their phone. Internet has also become very assessable resource. There are places everywhere to access a computer or free Wi-Fi. These changes have led to the alteration of the accessibility and use of technology in the education setting. The changes made to technology in the education setting have led to many positive outcomes that have allowed many types of people access to education that could not get it prior....   [tags: Education, School, Educational psychology]

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Troubles Within The Brain : William Shakespeare 's Macbeth

- Troubles within the Brain William Shakespeare incorporated many influential characters throughout “Macbeth”. Lady Macbeth would be by far the most important character. Her attitude reflects ambition, strength of will, cruelty, and dissimulation. Shakespeare makes her start out as a character with great determination, having no fear in what is done. However as we soon realize that Macbeth is very opposite, he shows timidness, self-doubt, but is also filled with bravery and ambition. As time goes on, the rolls of each character start to shift, Lady Macbeth becomes all caught up in her thoughts letting her conscience get to her....   [tags: Macbeth, Guilt, Conscience, Mind]

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Do Not Believe the Critics

- Ever since cell phones and became popular with people, there has been one major question: Is texting going to help or hurt us in the long run. Many people have either criticized or praised the new technology and how everyone is using it. Two reporters, John Humphrys and Clive Thompson, have very different viewpoints on texting; Thompson believes that it is helping today’s generation write more, while Humphrys thinks it is destroying the English language. Personally, I do not believe that using modern technology is totally evil, and, in fact, I believe it can help the language we use....   [tags: Technology ]

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Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey and the Critics

- Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey and the Critics     Little is known about the composition of Anne Bronte's book Agnes Grey. Many critics believe that the original draft of Agnes Grey was titled, Passages in the Life of an Individual and was written July of 1845. The first edition of the novel was published in 1847 in combination with Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Through out her life, Anne had written many poems and finished two complete novels. Both of her novels, Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were published....   [tags: Bronte Agnes Grey Essays]

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The n-word - Critics. opponents. Defenders

- The n-word is considered one of the most vicious racial slurs in the English language today. True that the n-word is closely associated with slavery and the oppression of blacks. Even after the abolition of slavery the word still haunted African Americans, especially in more segregated areas; where blacks were viewed as inferior to whites. In recent years the n-word has become less of a malicious slur in parts of our country. Public figures who use the n-word run the risk of losing their jobs. However, since the 1960s African Americans have coined the term “nigga”, when addressing one another....   [tags: racism, prejudice, nigger]

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A Conversation Amongst Critics ' Flowers For Algernon '

- A Conversation Amongst Critics Moderator: Hello, everyone and welcome to a new addition of the roundtable, where experts converge on topics deemed most pressing to them as of late. Freshly back from Winter Break, our contributors for today’s discussion - Plato, Aristotle, Samuel Johnson, William Wordsworth, and Benjamin Arnold - have plenty to say concerning our topic of the day. These worthy gentlemen have convened, and informed me that their topic of discussion will be the literary worthiness of popular novel, Flowers for Algernon, by the esteemed Daniel Keyes....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Mental retardation]

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Critical Examination of Brooks' The Formalist Critics

- Brooks starts his essay by listing “articles of faith I could subscribe to” (Brooks 19) and pointing out statements about literary criticism that might go with a formalist criticism. Yet, he questions that list its end, and seems to complain that his that his writings have been largely misunderstood. What his statements have to do with faith in connection with literature is up to the reader, since in one of his articles he specifically mentions, “literature is not a surrogate for religion” (Brooks 19)....   [tags: literature, writer, faith]

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Canada's Role in Peacekeeping for the World

- Peacekeeping has played a significant role in defining and shaping the country that Canada is today. Canada’s role used to be viewed by many as insufficient in the major issues which regarded the traditional powers of the world. Later on Canada began to establish some forms of credibility as they were fighting for a common good of the world’s nations and not just their allies. Recently since the year 1995 the role that Canada plays in the united nations peacekeeping efforts has significantly dropped, a large part of this was as a result of UN military missions through NATO as opposed to strictly just the UN....   [tags: peacekeeping, critics, canada]

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Science Fiction and Its Effects on Social

- Science fiction has over years produced some of the greatest novels in the world since the time of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New York world and George Orwell’s 1984.A good number of these authors seems to reach a consensus that there is watertight evidence that science fiction merits have long been discussed in the critical circles as well. In as much, a lot of emphasis has been given to the specifically paid genre’s strong information. According to Kingsley () there is adopted focus in the new study that is considered a cornerstone in the science –fiction critism.He says that the genre tries to achieve a way of dramatizing social inquiry that provides a cultural tendencies which can be easily b...   [tags: discourse, criticism, critics]

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Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Critics

- The biological differences that set apart the male and female gender throughout any culture remain eminent. Men are perceived as the stronger and dominant gender; women play the role of the weaker. In each culture the expectation of the manner in which men and women behave are influenced by the ideals and customs of that culture. In most predominant cultures, the man undertakes the role as a leader, and the woman devotes her life to the husband. Throughout history, traditions and literature provide a template to the identities of various cultures....   [tags: Literature, Gender Studies]

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Banal Racism in Antigua: An Examination of A Small Place and its Critics

- Jane King stated in her essay entitled “A Small Place Writes Back” that “A Small Place begins with Jamaica Kincaid placing herself in a unique position able to understand the tourist and the Antiguan and despise both while identifying with neither” (895). Another critic, Suzanne Gauch, adds to this claim by asserting that “A Small Place disappoints…readers when it undermines the authority of its own narrator by suggesting that she is hardly representative of average Antiguans” (912). In her narrative A Small Place, Kincaid often attacks and criticizes the average tourist with what appears to be evidence of racism towards white Europeans and Americans, but perhaps even more strongly she demea...   [tags: Literature]

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Photography- The Path to Art

- If asked, one’s interpretation of what classifies as forms of art may vary from visual arts, to literary arts, based on one’s individual opinion. These opinions are produced through the influence of one’s individual lifestyle and society in which they live. If a street artist was asked what forms of art exist, one may give examples on urban artistry with an underlying motive, while a professional architect may give examples of geometric, unique designs from past work. The backbone to art in itself is the concept that it is a manmade creation of something from the mind, whether it be based off of preexisting or new influences in the world....   [tags: self-expression, art critics, opinion]

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When Clemens Gives you Lemons: On Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint” (Lederer 472). This direct quote from Twain himself highlights an important aspect of his character: his ability to incorporate humor into his own life. He was a prominent leader of the regional realism movement, which came about due to new technologies, postwar racial tensions, and a newfound commitment to realistic representation. Regional realism maintained popularity throughout the years of 1865-1900. Examples of this movement can be seen in many of Twain’s works, such as “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn....   [tags: civil war, literary critics, language]

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The Epic Poem of Beowulf and The Tale of the Great Warrior

- The epic poem of Beowulf and the tale of the great warrior has been one of the most revered texts of old Anglo-Saxon literature, and has maintained a self-sustaining relevance in today’s society as a result of the vast amounts of translations and reworks of the tale into movies, art, and literature. The epic poem dates back to the ninth century and was first translated off of an old frayed manuscript, leaving some portions of the epic to be left up to the reader of the absent text. The epic story was thought to originate from an oral background as traditional folk tale, yet this has been questioned for debate....   [tags: good vs. evil, critics, literature]

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Appeal of Batman Versus Superman

- Why are audiences so obsessed with Batman. Film critics Robert Ebert and Christopher Orr dive deeper into what makes superheroes movies like The Dark Knight and Man of Steel so compelling. Joey Esposito analyzes the reasons behind the fascination of the Dark Knight and how he appeals to our inner desire to use the pain in our lives for good. Audiences often have an easier time relating to Batman while they have difficulty relating to Superman. Batman’s tragic past and human traits make him more relatable to audiences of current superhero films than superman who was born with his godlike abilities....   [tags: joey esposito, film critics, superheros movies]

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Unified Uncertainty and the Auteur Theory of Film Criticism

- Unified Uncertainty and the Auteur Theory There are no rules and regulations when it comes to creativity. The imagination of the artist and the creator determine what guidelines to follow, but that freedom consequently creates controversy when the piece needs to be evaluated for its true value. When French film director Francois Truffaut advocated the Auteur theory in 1954, it greatly influenced film criticism. The Auteur theory states that the director of a motion picture is the primary author of the film and that all elements reflect their personal creative vision....   [tags: Films,Critics, Director]

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A Women's Relationship With Men in The Poem Daddy by Sylvia Plath

- Sylvia Plath has brought the attention of many Women’s studies supporters while being recognized as a great American poet. Most of her attention has come as a result of her tragic suicide at age thirty, but many of her poems reflect actual events throughout her life, transformed into psychoanalytical readings. One of Plath’s most renowned poems is “Daddy”. In this poem there are ideas about a woman’s relationship with men, a possible insight on aspects of Plath’s life, and possible influences from the theories of Sigmund Freud....   [tags: women's studies, feminism, gender critics]

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Charles Bukowski: Cynical Critic

- The poems of Charles Bukowski arose from the gutters of society, venting his personal experiences with a dark, but often humorous narrative. Despite his disgust towards social conformity and the American government, Bukowski is still generally considered an iconic figure in American literature. A contradiction to Bukowski’s anti-American opinions is made by his emphasis on the values of freedom and independence in his poems: yellow cab, I have shit stains in my underwear too, and quiet clean girls in gingham dresses....   [tags: Biography ]

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No One Appreciates a Critic

- Ibsen’s characters in the “Wild Duck” are tangled inside of a quarrel by the effect of each other’s differing duties and manifestos, leaving imagination to be championed either by work or criticism of the work of others. This criticism of work is a product of Mr. Werle’s determination to triumphantly buy-into the unassuming lives of the Hjalmar family with capital and in turn driving out the pure ambition that allows Hjalmar to rise in the morning with high hopes. For example, Hjalmar proclaims to the audience “Mr....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Critic’s View of His Ground Breaking Material

- In the nineteenth century there are several schools of thought that are emerging, struggling to be recognized. Of these schools there are transcendentalists. A transcendentalist that can be pointed out as a great author is named Ralph Waldo Emerson. In the time period of the 1840’s Emerson is accredited with the Transcendental movement. Emerson is acknowledged as “one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century” (274). Emerson is an American essayist and poet. He published numerous pieces of work which portions of them were at a moment in time when he was going through a great deal of pain....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Alexander Pope's Contributions to Literature

- Alexander Pope born May 21, 1688 in London to a Roman Catholic family. Plagued in early age with Pott’s disease which caused his abnormal four foot six inch height. Pope wouldn’t be expected to amount to much yet was a critical attribute to literature. He was best known for his satirical verse and heroic couplet. Pope is also the third most quoted writer in the oxford dictionary of quotations behind William Shakespeare and Alfred Lord Tennyson. Pope influenced literature through his poetry, identifying, and refining his own positions as a critic and a poet....   [tags: couplet, health, critic]

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Edward Hirsch Taught the World to Appreciate Poetry

- ... Hirsch’s poetry was “shaped by a rigorous maker, proving solid enough to bear strong emotional swells and supple enough to follow the quick movements of a keen mind” (Barker 216). Hirsch wrote his poetry in a fixed villanelle form yet was creative with his volatile cadences, dramatic monologues, and “elliptical and lean lyric sequences” (Barker 216). Edward Hirsch studied at Grinnell College and the University of Pennsylvania receiving a PhD in folklore. He went on to teach at Wayne State University and the University of Houston....   [tags: publish, critic, sports]

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André Bazin: Film Critic Extraordinaire

- ... The myth of total cinema Bazin speaks of concerns the belief that humans’ psychology will always leave men with the need to portray reality, possibly as a way to fight back against mortality. Bazin explains the relationship between the filmed image and its life counterpart as being just that. Looking at the history of cinema, the jump from silent film to sound did not give evidence to any immediate effects on shooting or editing styles. Bazin considers the early sound cinema to be a step backward in the medium's development since it largely relies on a system of editing which unnaturally alternates a series of close-ups with long and medium shots....   [tags: modern day cinema ]

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Marxism Is No Greater Critic Than Society

- There is no greater critic than society. Society tells people how they should look, act, and live. Being a part of the right social class is also a very important thing because if you are not, you will be looked down upon and not treated as an equal. Marxism is a theory that explains these issues in society, mainly separated into two categories: class struggles, and materialism, stated in the article “Karl Mark and Marxism” written by Southern Utah University. Many people are under great stress and pressure as a result of society....   [tags: Social class, White people, Working class]

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How I Became A Socialist And Oscar Wilde 's The Critic As Artist

- The nineteenth century was a period of great growth. It yielded an age of material and scientific growth, one characterized by rise in intelligence, moral ground, scientific discovery, medical breakthroughs and improving overall health. The Industrial Revolution swept through the world and urbanization spread through England. This lead to class distinctions and societal upheaval. Underneath the breakthroughs of the age there was a group of people who feared civilization was coming quickly to an end....   [tags: Charles Darwin, Evolution, Sociocultural evolution]

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British Art Critic And Philosopher, Clive Bell, Defended Abstract Art

- British art critic and philosopher, Clive Bell, defended abstract art. Abstract art is art without a recognizable subject, it does not relate to anything external or try to look like something. Bell’s aesthetic theory concentrated on aesthetic experience. In his book titled, “Art”, his main claim states that there is a certain uniquely aesthetic emotion that are evoked and there are certain qualities that a work of art contain that evoke aesthetic emotion. In the visual arts, what evokes this emotion are certain forms and relations of forms which include line and color....   [tags: Aesthetics, Immanuel Kant, Art, Psychology]

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Is There a God?, by Bertrand Russell

- Bertrand Arthur William Russell was a British Philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian and social critic. Russell was a prominent anti-war activist, he championed anti-imperialism and went to prison for his pacifism during World War I. Later, he campaigned against Adolf Hitler, then criticized Stalinist totalitarianism, and he also attacked the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War. Bertrand Russell was the recipient of countless awards for excellence during his long lifetime (1872-1970), including the Nobel Prize for literature, which he won in 1950....   [tags: christianity, god, social critic]

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Gender Bias Critic of Antigone

- A Gender Bias Approach to Antigone Just as one stone removed can break a bridge, one flaw can bring a man to ruins. The flaw of one man cannot bring down an entire kingdom, but rather one outlook of the king can lead to the demise of the whole. In Sophocles' epic tragedy, Antigone, a strong gender bias is present throughout the tragedy, and is partially responsible for the downfall of the king. To Sophocles the king is not always representative of the people, but acts on his own personal desires and judgments....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Voids '

- Turner Prize winner Anish Kapoor creates striking sculptures which rely heavily upon his use of intense color and organic geometric form. Kapoor explores the sublime, wonder, and awe in his work through the notion of the void. His “voids” appear as dark spaces that lie within several of his sculptures in which there is a lack of depth perception. But how exactly does Kapoor create sculptures that captivate the viewer. What is it about his art that is able to convey such a powerful aesthetic experience....   [tags: Art, Emotion, Void, Art critic]

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Impact of Media on Women

- What is beauty. Different individuals have different perceptions of beauty. However, society has corrupted beauty into giving it a particular shape. Studies show that only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. Globally, 11% of girls are comfortable using the word beautiful to describe themselves. 72% of girls feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful. 54% of women globally agree that they are their own worst beauty critic. Media has created beauty standards through the idea body for women all around the world arising many unnecessary predicaments....   [tags: women's degradation,ideal image,beauty critic]

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Nick Carraway: Friend, Critic, and Non-Dreamer

- If the enemy of one’s enemy is a friend, Jay Gatsby must be the reader’s enemy. However, that remains unclear, because Nick Carraway—a friend of Mr. Gatsby—never supplies a clear point on the matter. His position as narrator of The Great Gatsby reveals Fitzgerald’s intention of projecting the mythical and dream-like nature of Mr. Gatsby. Gatsby lives the dream—money, status and the woman of his dreams—while the highly relatable Nick exists in the shadows of this man—without a dream. As told in this first-person narrative, the entire story and its events are filtered through the lens of the fallible Nick, and this gives way into the duality of the story....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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A Critic of Robert Frost's Poems and How they Retain to Beauty

- Each day we walk outside and we see something beautiful. It is called Nature. Outside it holds so much more than we can see. We love the world around us and it is up to us to see it. The world shows us all that it can hold. The problem is we look at the world and see simple things. We see things that have no meaning, but are just objects. However, everything in Nature can have a hidden meaning. “Vivid pictures of landscape, but in them the Yankee point of view through which nature is seen is as vital to the meaning as the things portrayed.” (Lynen) Nature has meaning behind each part of nature....   [tags: nature, darkness, forest, mountains]

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John Dewey And Dewey's Disthetic Experience

- The nature of aesthetics has puzzled many, where questions and reflections about art, beauty, and taste have intersected with our understanding of what a real art experience truly is. The notion of the aesthetic experience, an experience that differs from the everyday experiences, has been given great consideration by English art critic Clive Bell and American philosopher John Dewey since the beginning of the 20th century. Both have spent much deliberation on the distinctive character of aesthetic experience; yet have complete opposing ideas on how to go about understanding aesthetic experience’s ecosystem....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Culture, Fine art, Art critic]

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Al-Ghazali: Religious Scholar, Legalist, Sufi, and Critic of Philosophy

- Al-Ghazali, his full name being Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali, was an important and dominant figure among philosophers, theologians, jurists, and mystics in the Sunni Islam religion. Historians put his birth at 1058 or 1059 in the city of Tabaran-Tus; fifteen miles north of modern day Meshed in north eastern Iran. However his personal letters and autobiography state that his birth was around 1055 or 1056 (Griffel 2009, 23–25). Despite this clerical difference, Al-Ghazali was active in a period when Sunni theology had entered a time of passionate disputes among the Shiite Ismalite theology, as well as the Arabic tradition of falsafa....   [tags: theology, religion, ethics, autobiography]

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The Digitization Of Art And Its Impact On The Art World

- The Digitization of art Thesis: This project will cover how digitization is going to and has, already, affected the art world around us. I not only will go into detail on how this change may negatively and/or positively, effect the art world. I will also go into detail on how this digitization is affecting media such as photograph. PaintingPros: To start off the digitization of art began to accelerate when computers became more and more openly affordable. Adobe along with other various companies began to create software which when downloaded gives the user the ability to manipulate, create, cut, paste, render, merge, fix, and design works of art....   [tags: Art, Arts, Art critic, Computer program]

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My Goals And Philosophy Of Education

- This lesson is informed by my philosophy of education reflecting the purpose of school as a space for student 's to gain an education in art, driven by the desire to understand and learn about the world around them, and how they participate by expressing the innate creative ideas offered that are part of the human experience. Each student will develop the natural curiosity that is gained through developing and strengthening creative problem solving. In addition, students will research artists that have used collage techniques to address world issues....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Fine art, Art critic]

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Varying Approaches to Literary Analysis

- Formalist: The formalist strategy tends to focus on the formal aspects of a piece of work. A formalist critic views literature as a work of art rather than a reflection of the author. This strategy is helpful when analyzing drama and fiction because the words and images shape the work itself. When analyzing a more complex story, a formalist critic will raise questions about the complexities. Formalist strategies reveal meaning and reinforce the theme of a text. Biographical: Biographical simply means of or pertaining to a person’s life....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Problems of Art Criticism Today

- Is the concept of art criticism still valued in today’s society. In this essay I am going to address the problems of art criticism today and whether it still has value in today’s society. It has been suggested that the critics of today feel they have a lack of influence and a lack of audience. Why is this. James Elkins claims that art criticism is ‘booming’ whilst at the same time is out of the view of contemporary debates which means that art criticism is also dying. There is so much produced from galleries, such as when the gallery put an exhibition on: it will produce a card with a short essay about the artist and work however these forms of art criticism seem to be deemed as unimportant...   [tags: lack of influence or audience]

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Psychoanalytic Criticism

- Psychoanalytic Criticism Introduction The psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud spent much of his life exploring the workings of the unconscious. Freud's work has influenced society in ways which we take for granted. When we speak of Freudian slips or look for hidden causes behind irrational behavior, we are using aspects of Freudian analysis. Many literary critics have also adopted Freud's various theories and methods. In order to define Freudian literary criticism, we will examine how various critics approach Freud's work....   [tags: Psychology Freud Psychological Papers]

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Feminism and Toril Moi

- Feminist criticism appeared in Europe and America in the late 1960s. In fact, most scholars were women, so this movement could easily make its way and became influential. It aims at exploring women's role in the western cultures: " One serious cultural obstacle encountered by any feminist writer is that each feminist work has tended to be received as if it emerged from nowhere ......... women's work and thinking has been made to seem sporadic, erratic, orphaned of any tradition of its own " 1 Such a trend was taken into account, rejected by male critics and writers, so their task was definitely hard to prove their ideas and their existence as critics; they had to reread women's works....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Northern Lights and Swallows and Amazons

- Rudd’s (2009) essay evaluates Enid Blyton’s work offering a different perspective to account for the appeal and popularity of the author. This essay looks at the aspects raised by Rudd. How Blyton, Pullman and Ransom illustrate the different aspects of a good or a bad book. The way critics confer prestige on a book or author and the arising criticism. How the agenda of the committees affects the selection of prize-winners. Finally, looking at the factors involved in success. The set books used in his essay are Pullman (1995) Northern Lights and Ransom (2001) Swallows and Amazons....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Blyton, Pullman]

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David Rudd’s ‘defence’ of the work of Enid Blyton

- Critics view the books by Pullman and Ransom as examples of literary excellence. In order to evaluate this opinion it is necessary to discuss what aspects contribute to a good book and how these books illustrate them. The American Library Associate (ALA) uses the term eduo-brow to mean the middle ground of literature with an educational emphasis. This emphasis is on increasing the experiences of the reader through varied language, dynamic themes, rounded characterisation and comprehensive plots....   [tags: compare, contrast]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s All the Sad Young Men

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s All the Sad Young Men F. Scott Fitzgerald’s All the Sad Young Men was his sixth book. The work was composed of nine short stories that had been published in magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post over the course of the previous year. The work was Fitzgerald’s third short story collection and followed the Great Gatsby in publication on the 26th of February 1926. To most, this book signaled Fitzgerald’s staying power as many of his seniors had believed that his initial success as a writer was lucky....   [tags: Fitzgerald Sad Young Men Essays]

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The Importance of Distinction in Literary Theory and Criticism

- It has been said, From the hour of the invention of printing, books, and not kings, were to rule the world. Weapons forged in the mind, keen-edged, and brighter than a sunbeam, were to supplant the sword and battle-axe. Books. lighthouses built on the sea of time. Books. by whose sorcery the whole pageantry of the world's history moves in solemn procession before our eyes. From their pages great souls look down in all their grandeur, undimmed by the faults and follies of earthly existence, consecrated by time (Whipple 386)....   [tags: Literature]

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The Literary Merit of Animal Farm

- The Literary Merit of Animal Farm       The year of 1945 marked a great turning point in world history.  The end of the Second World War, the detonation of the atomic bomb, the beginning of the Cold War took place during that year.  Also in 1945, George Orwell published Animal Farm, The book drew wide interest due to its scathing commentary on the Russian communist movement at a time when Britain and Russia were still allies.  The body of criticism relating to the novel is among the greatest of twentieth century literature.  Attacking the work from a variety of angles, every detail has been poked and prodded, but the consensus is still out on how best to judge Orwell's book.  By analyzing...   [tags: Animal Farm]

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Robert Frost’s Fire and Ice

- Robert Frost’s Fire and Ice Fire and Ice is a popular poem written in 1923 by Robert Frost. It is a very well known poem and is used in many high schools and colleges today. Many students along with various critics read this poem as Frost’s idea as to how the world is going to end. People also take this in a Biblical sense, because the passage that God states the next time he destroys the world, it will be in fire. He blatantly states in the first lines, “Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice”, which leads many critics to believe the simplicity of this poem was to be taken as simple and to the point....   [tags: Fire and Ice Robert Frost Poems Essays]

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Technological Singularity: It's The End of the World As We Know It

- “Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultraintelligent machine could design even better machines; there would then unquestionably be an ‘intelligence explosion,’ and the intelligence of man would be left far behind. Thus the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make.” I.J....   [tags: Technological Singularity]

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Implementing Multicultural Education

- Where there is any form of change in education that is discussed, there are always those who disagree with that change. These critics deem that they are problems that exist with the concept of multicultural education. One argument against multicultural education is the fear that the lack of a clear definition will essentially confuse teachers which will affect the classroom. Professor Ryan, a professor of education at Lasalle University states that “the term multicultural education is a slogan. It means different things to different people, and it assumes different purposes in different contexts” (Webster 14)....   [tags: Education, multiculturalism, culture]

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Banksy, By Edgar Banksy

- Banksy is known as king of graffiti, british artist, painter and as well as a filmmaker with a unknown identity (“The Story Behind Banksy”). However, the names Robin Gunningham and Robert Banks are often used unknowingly to give an identity to Banksy (“Banksy Biography”). The true identity still to this day is uncertain. Banksy began his career in the early 90’s with a graffiti crew in Bristol called DryBreadZ (“Banksy Biography”). Banksy’s work is considered vandalism by law and critics but, it is meaningful art that portrays a powerful but, straightforward message....   [tags: Graffiti, Banksy, Street art, Vandalism]

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Anthropology

- Anthropology Anthropology what a vulnerable observer you are. You may well have to jump into the arms of the scientists if you are going to try to keep your grass hut at the academy. -- Ruth Behar Debates on the role the reflexive plague the field of cultural anthropology as postmodern critics join the bandwagon attempting to claim authority in this dubiously recognized discipline. In the borderline realm between the sciences and humanities, cultural anthropology has tried to find a niche in which it can comfortably rest....   [tags: Anthropologist Culture Essays]

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Can Willy Loman Be Considered A Tragic Hero?

- Can Willy Loman Be Considered A Tragic Hero. Whether Willy Loman can be considered a tragic hero has long been debated between critics. Ever since Miller produced the play, people have discussed whether Willy’s status was high enough for his fall to be considered tragic, or whether Willy can be seen as an altogether modern tragic hero, I will be looking at both these views taking into consideration critics views and also adding my own thoughts. Tragedy has its origin in ancient Greece. In his Poetics Aristotle defined a tragedy as portraying a serious, complete and important action involving pain or destruction and shows the fall of an important person from happiness and prosperity into mise...   [tags: English Literature]

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Sinclair Lewis

- Who was Sinclair Lewis. Many knew him as the author of the 1920`s novel Main Street. Sinclair Lewis was also a son, a husband, and a father. The personal life of Sinclair Lewis often paralleled in certain aspects to his novels. Literary critics have mixed emotions about his work. Some say his works is wonderful, while others say it is horrible. It is all just a matter of opinion. Either way, writing was Sinclair Lewis`s way of letting people into his life. Emma Kermott, a natural born Canadian, gave birth to Harry Sinclair Lewis on February 7, 1885, in Sauk Centre, Minnesota (Kuntiz and Howard 821; Schorer 439; “ Lewis, (Harry) Sinclair” 314)....   [tags: literary anlysis, main street]

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The Epic Of Beowulf By William Tolkien

- Over time, many experts criticize the poem Beowulf. According to J. R. R. Tolkien, most critics talk about how Beowulf’s plot has unnecessary characters and how certain pieces of the plot are not in the right places. Tolkien, who is a fan of Beowulf, writes a speech of why Beowulf is a great piece of literature. He states that the poet writes the poem so well that most people see it historically incorrect (The Monsters and the Critics). Tolkien does agree that Beowulf is not historically accurate, but that is not the point....   [tags: Beowulf, KILL, Hero, Grendel's mother]

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Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty

- For centuries, the death penalty has been used by nations throughout the world. Practices such as stoning, the guillotine, firing squads, electrocution, and lethal injections have all been common practices to condemn criminals who had enacted heinous crimes. In concurrent society, however, capital punishment has begun to be viewed as a barbaric and inhumane. From these judgments, arguments and controversies have erupted over whether or not the United States should continue to practice the death penalty....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Lethal injection]

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The Formalist Critics, by Cleanth Brooks

- Cleanth Brooks writes in his essay “The Formalist Critics” from 1951 about criticism that formalist critics encounter and tries to show these arguments from his point of view and even indicates common ground with other literary critics. Cleanth Brooks argues that we lose the intrinsically obvious points of works of literature if we view the work through the different lenses of literary theory, however we are always viewing the literary work through a subjective lens, since the author and the critic cannot subjectively separate themselves from themselves and in making these points he contradicts himself....   [tags: the formalist critics, cleanth brooks]

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Critics of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- Critics of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered by many to be the greatest American novel ever written.  Despite this praise, Mark Twain’s masterpiece has never been without criticism.  Upon its inception it was blasted for being indecent literature for young readers because of its lack of morals and contempt for conformity.  Modern indignation toward Huck Finn arises from its racist undertones, most notably Twain’s treatment of the character Jim.  As is the case with many canonized yet controversial books, the biggest conflict revolves around the inclusion of Huck Finn on required reading lists of public schools throughout the country....   [tags: Adventurous Huckleberry Finn]

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Our Own Worst Critics

- Our Own Worst Critics Maya Angelou’s mother, Vivian Baxter, once told her: “… you don’t have to think about doing the right thing. If you’re for the right think then you do it without thinking.”(Angelou 289). Growing up is a challenge in itself, for the ability to find a purpose and meaning in life is not an easy road. Teenagers, and even some adults, struggle with finding a higher reason to wake up everyday, go out into the world, and make decisions based on past experiences. Obstacles, such as violence, gangs, drugs, and molestation can be a powerful source of opposition and doubt....   [tags: Maya Angelou, Biography, Historical Icon]

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An Examination of Rubyfruit Jungle and Her Critics

- An Examination of Rubyfruit Jungle and Her Critics            Rita Mae Brown's first novel, Rubyfruit Jungle made waves when it was first released in 1973. Its influence has not gone away over the years and is in its seventh printing. While mainstream critics failed to acknowledge Rubyfruit Jungle in their papers, magazines and discussions on contemporary literature, there are plenty of non-mainstream voices to fill the void. While these lesser-known sources are not always credible, and certainly not always accurate they have created a word-of-mouth reputation of the novel and have facilitated its continuous success....   [tags: Rubyfruit]

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The Critics View of Edna Pontellier’s Suicide in The Awakening

- The Critics View of Edna's Suicide in The Awakening             There are many ways of looking at Edna's Suicide in The Awakening, and each offers a different perspective. It is not necessary for the reader to like the ending of the novel, but the reader should come to understand it in relation to the story it ends. The fact that readers do not like the ending, that they struggle to make sense of it, is reflected in the body of criticism on the novel: almost all scholars attempt to explain the suicide....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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Features of Post Modern Fictions

- ... You can forget all that stuff about truth and value—and other alienating lies perpetual by a deliberately selective version of history controlled by crazy power freaks and their lackey dupes. ‘Truth’ is only what circulates as such: hence the importance of technology and the media to an understanding of ‘our’ world today. ‘Values’ are only effects of cultural traditions; hence the importance of becoming cynical today, in order not to be suppressed under the suffocating of ‘culture’ and ‘tradition’” (Lucy viii)....   [tags: literature, metafiction, critics]

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Many Elements of Tragedy in Streetcar Names Desire by Tennessee Williams

- ... “You didn’t know Blanche as a girl,” she argues. “Nobody, nobody, was tender and trusting as she was”. Blanche did not try to hide her feelings towards her sister's husband Stanley. She referred to him as common and sub human. Stanley is trying to convince his wife that everything was better before her sister arrived. Stanley tries his hardest to get Stella to ask her sister to leave, and he continuously did it. Hovis thinks that Stella remained passive throughout the play. The worlds of Stanley Kowalski and Blanche DuBois could never diametrically meet....   [tags: pulitzer prize, victim, critics]

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Analysis of Alec Derwent Hope

- ... Thus, Australia's reach and realm of intelligence and power have now been "worn away". In the second stanza, Hope has continued his negative attitude toward Australia by describing it as ‘emptiest’ and ‘dry womb’. Australia was called as a ‘young country’ to which Hope has disagreed. His image in “Australia” is not the traditional one of a young land of promise but an immensely aged land which lacks a real future. The cities and the people are depleted and not original, thereby clinging to an alien soil....   [tags: great Australian poets and critics]

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