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Edna's Infatuation in The Awakening

- What is the difference between infatuation and love. This has been a topic of conversation for years, and yet we still have never figured out the exact answer to the question. By Webster’s Online Dictionary the definition of love is “affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests”(Webster’s). This is precisely how Edna Pontellier believes she feels about Robert Lebrun in “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin. Although on the contrary the definition of infatuation is “to cause to be foolish : deprive of sound judgment”(Webster’s), and this is more so the truth for Edna....   [tags: Kate Chopin]

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Is it Love or Infatuation? Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

- Sometimes what you think is true love, especially when you’re young, might not turn out to be the perfect romance you dreamed of or imagined. William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet tells the story of two young star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. They come from two different feuding families, but their unfaltering affection ends with a fair amount of tragedy on both sides. There is no question of their unconditional dedication, but there is one of if this love really just stems from lust....   [tags: tragedy, relationship, lust]

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Obsession and Infatuation in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

- Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous love tales, but what if the play is not actually a tale of love, but of total obsession and infatuation. Romeo has an immature concept of love and is rather obsessive. Romeo is not the only person in the play who is obsessed though. Many people throughout the play notice his immaturities about love. Very rarely was true love actually shown in the play. attention. Romeo childishly cries to his friend, Benvolio because Rosaline will not love him back and says " She hath forsworn to love, and in that vow/ Do I live dead that live to tell it now" (I i 219-220)....   [tags: rosaline, lord capulet]

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Love, Lust and Infatuation in Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Fairies, mortals, magic, love, and hate all intertwine to make A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare a very enchanting tale, that takes the reader on a truly dream-like adventure. The action takes place in Athens, Greece in ancient times, but has the atmosphere of a land of fantasy and illusion which could be anywhere. The mischievousness and the emotions exhibited by characters in the play, along with their attempts to double-cross destiny, not only make the tale entertaining, but also help solidify one of the play’s major themes; that true love and it’s cleverly disguised counterparts can drive beings to do seemingly irrational things. In the first part of the play Egeus has a...   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Why Romeo and Juliet's Love is Real and Not an Infatuation

- True love is one of the most genuine, not to mention precious feelings in the world. In Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, a pair of lovers denotes the strength of true love and it's ability to overcome nearly all obstacles. However, this kind of love is a rarity due to it's pureness but somehow many cheap imitations are still mistaken for real love. Romeo and Juliet's love is authentic and by no means an infatuation seeing as first of all, they both risk their lives to see each other and would rather die than be separated....   [tags: william shakespeare, death]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Nature and Consequences of Infatuation

- Infatuation is love which is self-indulgent, obsessive and irrational. It causes people to lose their self-control and perspective. It is often a product of the senses, which is of physical infatuation rather than mental compatibility, thus it is appropriate for Oberon's love potion to be applied to the eyes which is the strongest senses a person depends on to view the world. The nature of the infatuation Demetrius has for Hermia is fickle and selfish. Demetrius affections switch from Helena to Hermia, sparing no thought for Helena, who is deeply in love with him....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Des Esseintes' Infatuation with Artifice in Huysmans' Against Nature

- Des Esseintes' Infatuation with Artifice in Huysmans' Against Nature   In J.-K Huysmans Against Nature, Des Esseintes rebels against his family, religion, and Parisian society to establish an identity unique to himself. He perceives this rejection of the truistic self as the development of individuality when, in actuality, it is only a self deriving from his reaction to the overstimulated public. By decorating his abode with eccentric objects, he falsely believes that he can detach himself from the common populace....   [tags: Huysmans Against Nature Essays]

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Is love Really Blind? What Does it Mean?

- ... If they most recent thing they have done for you is nice you may ignore or not notice when they are unkind. My research article is about the Infatuation and attraction to a dissimilar other. The study involved thirty-two white American males. The students were brought into the room by the female experimenter and were given an attitude survey of 15 items. The female experimenter would leave and then return with a female confederate who posed as another subject. The one group was told that they could possibly be working with the woman later in the experiment....   [tags: infatuation and attraction, proverb]

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A Journey into Self-Discovery in Araby by James Joyce and Katherine Mansfield’s, The Garden Party

- In “Araby”, author James Joyce presents a male adolescent who becomes infatuated with an idealized version of a schoolgirl, and explores the consequences which result from the disillusionment of his dreams. While living with his uncle and aunt, the main character acts a joyous presence in an otherwise depressing neighborhood. In Katherine Mansfield’s, The Garden Party, Mansfield’s depicts a young woman, Laura Sherridan, as she struggles through confusion, enlightenment, and the complication of class distinctions on her path to adulthood....   [tags: infatuation, adulthood, realization]

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Reinvention Leads to Succes in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The art of reinventing oneself is constantly seen throughout pop culture. It is seen in the reinvention of Miley Cyrus straying away from the wholesome good girl image to a provocative trashy controversial girl. Hollywood and celebrities are constantly reinventing themselves; sometimes it is for the better, like wanting to clean up their image after some horrible incident. On the other hand it could be going away from the persona they are seen as, and wanting to be seen as somebody entirely different....   [tags: obsession, themes, infatuation]

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Romeo and Juliet- Unbelievable Love for the 21st Century Audiences

- “Romeo and Juliet” a play about two star crossed lovers, written by William Shakespeare has come a long way in symbolizing and representing love. In the play they overcome many obstacles and prove their love by choosing death over not being with each other. However, to a 21st century audience their love fails to be believable. Their love doesn’t seem practical because they fall in love within moments of meeting each other. In addition, Romeo was obsessively love struck over Rosaline moments before meeting Juliet....   [tags: infatuation, sudden, superficial]

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The Definition of Love

- As dictionaries have been adding new words and revising definitions yearly, we have seen a transition in the definition of love. Today, a commonly accepted definition of love is “an amorous episode” (Webster). This concept of love began with its portrayal in Hollywood media, causing the history and true meaning of the word to become lost. While love used to be defined as the “strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties,” or “affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests” (Webster), the most recent definition is most similar to what it seems Hollywood is portraying as infatuation....   [tags: Original Concept, Media, Infatuation]

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Infatuation in Lolita and the Great Gatsby

- At first glance it seems hard to find any similarities between Lolita and The Great Gatsby. Finding similarity between two protagonists, Humbert Humbert and Jay Gatsby seems to be impossible task, but in reality there is a big factor connecting both of the characters. Humbert and Gatsby, both of them, met a girl in early years of their life and after that they were trying to attain these girls, the difference is minor- Jay Gatsby was trying to invade the heart of the same women, while Humbert was trying to reincarnate Annabel in a different but similar girl....   [tags: protagonists, lovers, obsessions]

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The Jane Austen Society: Obsession and Infatuation

- In the history of British literature, there has never been a more beloved, more praised author than Jane Austen; an author whose fanbase continues to flourish to this day. The fans of Jane Austen, known as janeites, have been known to be completely infatuated by all of the works and facts associated with this 19th century English author. So infatuated that Janeites have created the first instance of a subculture in media, which they would focus on this one author, and no more. Janeites have wished to separate themselves with the rest of the literary world, creating the Jane Austen society, emulating events in her novels, and paying homage to Austen in multiple ways to this day....   [tags: British Literature, Austen]

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American Culture's Infatuation with Fast Food

- Near the core of American culture that dearly loves liberty, lies its love for fast food and all that it offers. The fast food industry was initially created as a moneymaking enterprise that marketed itself as a time effective source of food, but over the years it has strayed from its marketing promise to save Americans’ time. Many Americans are regulars at one, or more, of the numerous fast food restaurants in the United States, because they want to save valuable time that otherwise would be squandered in the kitchen....   [tags: American Culture, Health Risk, Marketing]

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William Shakespeare Objectifies Love in his Plays

- William Shakespeare is known widely for his plays that dabble in comedy, tragedy, and most importantly, romance. Many of his plays incorporate more than one of these motifs. Throughout Shakespeare's plays, the characters and their dialogue give way to a cynical perspective on societal standards and views about love. In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare derides the societal conceptions of love and chastises the ideals and yearnings of the members of the society. Shakespeare uses irony, metaphors, and plot dynamics to display the immense confusion of mistaken identity which emphasizes the theme love can exist only if society values it....   [tags: twelfth night, shakespeare, love]

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Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

- Many people make decisions hastily, based on only their emotions at a given time. The authoritative emotions people experience block any foresight they may have had into the potential results of their actions. In high emotion, people stop thinking pragmatically. They make rash decisions, looking only to gratify their immediate desires. Rash decisions are prevalent among the characters of Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The imprudent decisions of others are accountable for the death of Romeo and Juliet and, also, the infatuation and impulsiveness of both Romeo and Juliet are to blame for their independent deaths and as well as the deaths of each other....   [tags: Protagonists' Impulsiveness, Demise]

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Romeo and Juliet

- It is deeply ironic that “love”, which is regarded so highly in our society, is a very general term without well-defined specific terms. For instance, there are not even explicit terms to describe the specific types of love one feels between, say, a family member, and a romantic interest, which are clearly distinct and almost completely universal. We naturally seek a universal definition of love, a complete truth. I daresay that I doubt one exists. This ambiguity of terminology has undoubtedly caused much conflict; history has no shortage of examples....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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Free Essays - Great Expectations

- There were several themes associated with the novel Great Expectations. One of the most fascinating themes dealt with "infatuation and how it compares to and relates to love" ("Infatuation"). Infatuation is basically an obsession, or extravagant affection towards a person (Webster, 667). There is really no definite reason behind their passion, therefore this feeling is often short in duration and indicative of faulty judgement (Webster, 667). The person doesn't know what these feelings mean, this is normally why they mistake it for love....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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Shades of Meaning

- "Obsession is a commitment; you have to believe in it, because it soon takes you over." A chilling statement made by Pilar Vilades in a New York Times Magazine article regarding how time consuming an obsession can be. This is exceptionally true in cases of OCD. The human mind is truly one of this world's wonders, and watching how a person with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder behaves will cause one to cherish sanity. However, even those who are considered sane experience their share of obsessive feelings in the more benign form of infatuation....   [tags: Linguistics]

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The Challenges of Love

- Being loved is a great form of happiness and challenge. This essay examines the challenges of love through various sociological perspectives. These sociological perspectives include defining the boundary between love and infatuation, attachment styles, problems associated with love, and dynamic changes in the course of getting married. A man’s profession of love to a woman when at first sight, is considered as an infatuation. Love is different with infatuation. It can be hard to decipher between love and infatuation because they both evoke “a strong, positive feeling toward others” (99)....   [tags: Relationships]

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Light and Dark Symbolism Illustrated in Joyce's Araby

- Since symbolism first began to be used in the English language, Light has always represented a theme of hope and optimism. The phrase “Light at the end of the tunnel” best encompasses this, implying an opportunity or relief after difficulty or chaos. In the same way, Darkness has represented confusion or despair. James Joyce expands on the traditional connotations of Light and Darkness in his short story “Araby”. The narrative follows a young boy on his futile quest to find love with a girl much older than himself whom he hardly knows....   [tags: Araby Essays]

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Escape, Religion, and Coming of Age in Joyce's Araby

- Steeped in religious imagery, James Joyce’s “Araby” is an examination of an anonymous boy’s search for freedom amid the crushing drudgery of his bleak Dublin neighborhood. Frustrated by the dreariness of daily life, the narrator is unnamed, as are most of supporting characters, rendered nameless by the cold austerity of their lives. He finds his only chance for escape through his rising infatuation with a neighborhood girl, known as Mangan’s sister. Representing the alluring promise of change and excitement, the narrator is eager to win her affections, traveling to the exotic Araby bazaar to buy her a gift....   [tags: Araby Essays]

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Night and Day by Virginia Woolf

- This scene takes place in Katherine Hilbery’s house. It is situated at the moment when neither Ralph nor Katharine were sure of what they felt for each other. In this extract, it is clearly seen that Ralph is lost in his thoughts mostly because of the different feelings he has for Katharine. He cannot make the difference between reality and what he believes is reality. Therefore, by proceeding to a deep analysis of what is happening in Ralph’s head, Virginia Woolf, being the omniscient narrator, shows us the trouble and lost Katharine Hilbery has created into Denham’s mind....   [tags: text analysis]

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In Love With Love

- Love can be characterized as an intense feeling of affection towards another person that arises from a kinship, or recognition of attractive qualities in that person. Although love can be classified in different ways, the basic concept of love is any number of emotions related to a sense of strong affection and attachment towards a person. People sometimes confuse true love with infatuation; an intense desire for another person. In Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, Duke Orsino is not truly in love with Olivia, however he is in love with love itself....   [tags: Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare]

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The Four Types of Love

- Since early civilizations, Greek philosophers such as Socrates and Plato have debated on the subject of love; Plato thought of love as an emotion that exists in a hierarchical form, whereas Socrates argued that love is a combination of many elements. It is difficult even many years later to truly understand the complexity that love seems to exist as. Throughout the years, though, scientists and philosophers have discovered that there is an organizational method to a successful marriage and that the ideal marriage can be achieved with a strong foundation and specific wants that have been clearly communicated....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, marriage, divorce]

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The Different Aspects of Love in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- The Different Aspects of Love in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', contains different aspects of love between Romeo and Juliet, such as bawdy love, infatuation and love at first sight. Shakespeare starts the play with sexual innuendos, word plays, puns, references to male and female genitalia, aggression and sexual activities. The men are making jokes and fantasies about young love. They pull each other's leg and boast about their sexual fantasies. Shakespeare uses crude language and characters into his play to get the audience gripped to the play, to get them interested and wanting them to know what is going to happen next....   [tags: Papers]

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Physicality and Emotional Attachment in Shakespeare's Sonnet 46

- Physicality and Emotional Attachment in Shakespeare's Sonnet 46      In "Sonnet 46" of his works about the blond young man, William Shakespeare presents a unique view on the classic debate about physical lust versus emotional love. The poet struggles to decide if his feelings are based upon superficial desire and infatuation, represented by the "eye" (1), or true love independent of the physical world, symbolized by the "heart" (1). With a deft movement from violent imagery in the first two lines to the civilized language of law, Shakespeare dismisses the commonly accepted view of a battle between the eye and the heart.  The diction of warfare denotes two very separate alien side...   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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romantic love

- I choose to describe the putative relationship between Adam and Caroline in the movie “Untamed Heart”. It starts off with Caroline in a just ending relationship where she is hung up on the guy that left her. Her friends call her on it and help her refrain from trying to repair it. This guy Adam is a hard working, quiet, shy, very shy especially around Caroline, because he has a serious infatuation about her. Every thing she does he studies. In the beginning of the movie it starts out that he has a deep infatuation with her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Petcharchen Love in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- The Petrachan lover has many characteristics. The Petrachan lover is attracted to beauty, and list physical characteristics. He idealizes his mate. He is normally infatuated with his lover. The Petrachan lover uses many metaphors and similes. He is smooth, fancy, and very flowery. Finally, he is blazon. All of the previous describe the main character in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Romeo is an ideal Petrachan lover. And at times, being a Petrachan lover causes him more pain than joy....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Love and Death in Kate Chopin's The Awakening

- Love and Death in The Awakening         "It was when the face and figure of a great tragedian began to haunt her imagination and stir her senses. The persistence of the infatuation lent it an aspect of genuineness. The hopelessness of it colored it with the lofty tones of a great passion:" (Chopin 17) a passion that eventually lost its newness and was relegated to the shelf that held vague, yet comfortably delightful remembrances. The tragedian keeps company with a visiting cavalry officer and an engaged gentleman....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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Roots of Intimacy

- Zoe Hicks is a licensed psychotherapist for the ‘love and relationship’ website, who recently published an article on, psychology website, Psych Central. She said there are five stages of intimacy: Infatuation, Landing, Burying, Resurfacing, and Love. She also states that, similarly to the Kübler-Ross model of grief, these stages might not happen in the same order, but “the intensity, the dullness, the gains, and the loss all mirror one another” (Hicks, 2013). The first stage is Infatuation; during this stage we become almost obsessive over this new person and relationship in our life....   [tags: Relationship Stages, Identity Change]

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Musical Piece, Romeo and Juliet Overture: Love Theme by Tchaikovsky

- The infamous story of Romeo and Juliet has been replicated in many mediums. Tchaikovsky created his own version of Romeo and Juliet in his music piece entitled Romeo and Juliet Overture: Love Theme. Tchaikovsky chose to divide his piece into different sections representing parts of the play. This beautiful piece provides an accurate representation of Romeo and Juliet in a different medium because of Tchaikovsky’s dynamics, his choice of instruments, and the sound of the music. Tchaikovsky’s first movement within the play represents when Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time....   [tags: movement, instruments, turmoil]

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Love or Art in The Picture of Dorian Gray

- Love is the greatest gift one could ever give or receive. At times it can be very challenging to distinguish between true love and infatuation. In the novel The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde portrays the love life of Dorian Gray. Dorian’s untamed desire to know everything about life made him hunt for love. This craving caused perplexity between love and infatuation. With a throbbing heart and confused mind, Dorian visits a playhouse and was carried away by the personality and performance of Sibyl Vane....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Cloud Computing is Not Exactly a Safe Haven

- Technology is growing at a “break-neck” pace. In 1965, Intel Corporation Co-founder Gordon Moore observed that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits have doubled annually since their inception. The speed of software and application innovations mirrors the speed of the hardware advances observed by Gordon Moore. A recent technological trend that has emerged out of this swift moving industry is the concept of cloud computing. Cloud computing is allows files and documents to be uploaded onto an online database that is controlled and monitored by a third-party company, while allowing remote access to the uploader of said files....   [tags: technology, dropbox]

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Dumb in Love: Why Marriage Fails

- Divorce permeates Western society. This contemporary phenomenon creates many questions with the most common question of Many compare romantic love to blind infatuation. Merriam-Webster defines infatuation as deprivation of sound judgment or causing to be foolish. This state of infatuation or, as society refers to it, being in love is a very short-lived piece in the life of a relationship as it pertains to marriage. If more people understood the dynamics of the in love phenomenon, they may not be so hasty in making the decision to run to the altar and, consequently, to a judge to get their divorce papers signed....   [tags: contemporary relationship phenomena, divorce]

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A Thin Line between Love and Hate

- Love is not usually well defined. People often think that they are in love, but they can�t explain it. There is a great dealing of confusion of the words love, and infatuation. Love may include romance, infatuation, affection and tenderness. But it could be love if one or more of the elements are not present. The definition of love varies from person to person. Love is essential element for all relationships. Much of what is written about love is either brief or mocking. Society in general is very cruel and heartless toward real love of any kind....   [tags: Essay on Love 2014]

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Romeo as a Tragic Hero

- “A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;” (Prologue, 6) Tragedy, events of great misfortune, has engulfed the world for centuries. Tragedy often giving rise to feelings of depression, anger, sorrow, and guilt. Romeo, in the tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, is a wealthy adolescent of the Montague family. He falls in love with young Juliet, of his rival family—the Capulets. Romeo’s infatuation with Juliet leads to a hasty desire for marriage. This creates a rash and careless mindset, making Romeo susceptible to errors in judgement....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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Romance de la Luna, Luna

- Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Romance de La Luna, Luna” is a Spanish poem that tells the story of a young gypsy boy and the moon. His love and infatuation with the moon leads to his death. This poem not only tells the story of this young child’s demise, but also shows the effects when someone is lured in by an appealing temptation. The poem uses many literary devices to enhance the meaning the words provide. The poem starts at the beginning of the story as the moon comes to visit the forge. The moon is said to be wearing “her skirt of white, fragrant flowers” (Lorca 2) as its bright light penetrates the scene....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Federico Garcia Lorca]

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Gatsby's Money vs. Wilson's Love

- “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money” (Matthew 6:24). The Great Gatsby, a novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s creation, tells the story of Jay Gatsby, a poor midwestern farm boy turned rich entrepreneur through the illegal bootlegging business. He attempts to recapture the long-lost love of his life, Daisy Faye (now Buchanan through marriage), by throwing marvelous parties every weekend....   [tags: character analysis in The Great Gatsby]

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Youthfulness and Impulsiveness in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

- Written in the 16th century, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is still the foundations of classic literature today. Although this text is almost four centuries old, what keeps us interested is Romeo and Juliet’s tragic story of youthfulness and impulsiveness. It follows the protagonists’ progression into mature adults; overcoming the obstacles of authority along the way. The idea of a passionate, youthful love is something many of us relate to, furthermore, the audience can comprehend the emotions that these characters feel because we recognise them as emotions of the youth....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, youth, ]

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Learning from Mistakes in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

- How is one supposed to learn from their mistakes when they do not even know they made them in the first place. All people make mistakes, but only those that are wise learn from them, and actually realize they made them, while others simply overlook them. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, one is able to witness how serious mistakes that were left unrealized, and forgotten, led to the tragic death of the two protagonists. Errors and mistakes should be corrected, before it is too late. Most of the characters in the play have caused the death of the protagonists, one way or another....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet,]

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Commitment to a Partner

- Commitment to a Partner Abstract This paper provides extreme and basic advice and information on techniques on finding the person meant for you. It focuses on commitment and devotion to your partner. There is a great amount of responsibility that comes with commitment. Self control, personal stability, sacrifices, etc. is all a part of commitment. Communication and trust is the foundation of a happy healthy relationship. It compares what it means to truly love a person and to be deeply infatuated....   [tags: Interpersonal Relationships]

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The Different Types of Love Presented in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

- The Different Types of Love Presented in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night True love is sincere based on actions and sacrificial services to make the other happy. It is always quiet and in disguise. Its based on inner qualities and driven by reason, principles of trust and commitment. True love is centered on pleasing the other and is more permanent; growing stronger as time passes. Infatuation on the other hand, is insincere and driven by emotions. It’s superficial; based on just words and displays of affection....   [tags: Papers]

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Different Types of Love in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

- Different Types of Love in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night In this play, Twelfth Night, there are various kinds of love presented but they can be categorized as true love and infatuation. There is also another kind of love portrayed in this play which is friendship. Self-love is surely one other factor in this play. Well, what is the definition of love. True love to be exact. True love is basically based on inner qualities and actions. It is genuine and sincere. It is sacrificial meaning that it serves others....   [tags: Papers]

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Various Types of Love in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- What is love. Love means a worm liking or affection toward another person. Through out the play Romeo and Juliet various types of love are displayed by several characters. Benvolio believes that women are interchangeable and at the beginning of the play Romeo believes love is a pain. While Juliet does not even have a have a definition of love, Paris and Lady Capulet defines it by appearance. Mercutio is unable to understand love and the nurse believes that marring some one is better than no one, even though you despise that person....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet]

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My Antonia Essay: The Character of Lena Lingard

- The Character of Lena Lingard in My Antonia            Lena Lingard is the best example of a non-domestic central character which appears amidst the domesticity of My Ántonia. Often the sections which feature Lena instead of Ántonia are seen as confusing divergences from the plot line of a novel that purports to be about the woman named in the title. However, since Lena appears in the novel almost as often as Ántonia, and more often than any other character except Jim, she is a central character....   [tags: My Antonia Essays]

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Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving

- Erich Fromm’s "The Art of Loving" Upon reading Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving, I gained a better understanding of what love really is. Fromm’s book puts love into perspective. He begins with several facts with regards to the attitude in which people treat love. They are the problems of how to be loved, the object to love as well as the confusion between the initial experience of falling in love and the permanent state of being in love, which had a great impact on me, as far as thinking about what love is....   [tags: Erich Fromm Art Loving Romantic Love Essays]

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Theories of Love

- It is instilled into our brains at a young age. Everyone, must end up happily married. From Disney princesses, to characters in books. There is no excuse to not ending your story with a magical and happy ending, which society portrays as marriage. However, the idea of love and being able to “love” someone so much that they are the only person you wish to commit to be becoming harder in a society where love is such a commonly tossed around word that it no longer has a direct definition. Love can be described as a feeling, a thought, an emotion, and an action....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Disney Princesses]

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Analysis Of Amy Lowell's Poem A Decade

- Analysis of Amy Lowell’s Poem “A Decade'; In “A Decade,'; a poem by Amy Lowell, the reader is shown how a lover’s attitude can go from infatuation at first to just predictability and love. In this poem Lowell uses imagery and similes to elaborate on the feelings of the speaker towards his/her lover. In the beginning of the relationship the speaker is infatuated with the lover, and Lowell expresses this infatuation through the use of a simile in line one when comparing the lover to “red wine and honey';....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

- Inflammatory Bowel Disease 1. Describe the pathopysiology of the disease you have chosen – What is the spectrum of disease/pathology the disease. Is the disease characterized by inflammation, etc. Is it an infectious and/or chronic disease. If so what is the agent, its reservoir, mode of transmission etc. Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic illness characterized by inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract (Wolf, CDC, Mayo clinic, health direct, NHS choices). Patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease usually face with severe chronic pain in their stomach, diarrhea, which may contain blood, loss of appetite, joint pains, skin problems, fever, fatigue, etc....   [tags: Pathopysiology, Disease, Infammation, Chornic Pain]

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Martin Luther King and Love

- It is rather difficult to speak of love in an original sense today. If someone were to ask an individual to define love, a common response would be, “love cannot be explained, it cannot be defined”. This answer would be acceptable if love was equally felt for and between all people. But anyone would have to agree to the fact that there are different degrees and levels of love. Someone would not love his or her family members the same way they would his or her spouse. Love varies between different levels of action and feeling, and a definition of each level must be discovered in order to understand its varying power....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Compare the Presentation of the Themes Obsession and Control Found in The Collector, Othello and The Picture of Dorian Gray

- ... Dorian Gray is shown definitively as incapable of truly loving anyone but himself after he drives his fiancé, Sibyl, to suicide, rejecting her love because of her poor acting. Dorian’s valuation of artistic beauty above all else causes him to confuse his appreciation for Sybil’s acting with love for Sibyl herself. The preface of the novel states, ‘It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.’ thus it can be concluded that as Dorian was in love with Sybil’s acting, he was, in reality, in love with himself....   [tags: literary analysis, Shakespeare, Wylde, Fowles]

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The Obsessive Nature of Desire Presented in The Great Gatsby, Othello and Enduring Love

- Obsession is defined as “an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone” (1), and is a prominent theme (in) The Great Gatsby, Enduring Love and Othello. For example, in all three, there is a great desire to obtain things which are unattainable, and in turn this fuels their obsession and causes it to intensify. Furthermore, the act of being obsessive is a common human characteristic, which enforces the fact that obsession is a key element throughout all the texts. Othello has the desire to seek revenge....   [tags: term papers, literary criticism, critical analysis]

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The Characters in Don Juan, Marie de France, Assemblywomen, and Faust

- When it comes to defining love one needs to take into account that there are numerous variations. It isn’t as simple as meeting someone, falling for them, then getting married. These books offer an incite into the many ways a person can love someone else. From the traditional courtly love, to the vilest, greedy love, the characters in Don Juan, Marie de France, Assemblywomen, and Faust go through the whole spectrum. The Lais of Marie de France is another way of saying your about to read short love stories....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Contrast and Conformity in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- ... “The fact that he had [a mistress] was insisted upon wherever he was known” (Fitzgerald 24). Everybody in Tom and Daisy’s social group seems to know of Tom’s infidelity, except for Daisy herself. Yet, Daisy’s ignorance does not stop Tom from parading his unfaithfulness to Daisy’s own cousin Nick Carraway. Tom is so egotistic, he has no shame in expressing his lustful relationships. Gatsby’s immorality is criminal rather than familial. Gatsby is revealed to be a bootlegger; the profession allows him to pay for the extravagant parties he throws in hopes in luring Daisy to his mansion....   [tags: morality, corruption, bigot]

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juiliet Shows the Forcefulness of Love and Fate

- ... The love shared between Romeo and Juliet is youthful, which is one of the many reasons why their love grows intense very quickly. It is clear that Shakespeare respects the power of this youthful, passionate love because no other love within the story is as pure as that between Romeo and Juliet. The relationship between Rosaline and Romeo, for example, is not pure at all. “In sadness, cousin, I do love a woman.” (Act 1, Scene 1) Romeo is speaking of his sadness about Rosaline, who does not return his love because she has sworn to chastity....   [tags: attraction, faithful, relationship]

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Overview of The Creation of Anne Boleyn by Susan Bordo

- The story of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, has been elusive to historians since her death in 1536 at the hands of her husband. This, in part, can be attributed to the destruction of almost everything she touched soon after her execution. On orders of the king, the castles that were once her home had all memory stripped of her. Portraits were destroyed, letters disappeared, their symbol of the H and A intertwined had the A ripped away. The remnants of her time on the throne are pieces of history that were overlooked in the workers haste to strip the castles in preparation for Jane Seymour to become queen....   [tags: biography, love story]

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare: The Jocular Struggle in Life

- Shakespeare, known for his observations of humanity, creates the Twelfth Night story-line based on love. Regardless of whether love is blind or foolish, it gives humanity a purpose to live for. Akin to a wrapped up present eager to be opened, love is the cryptic feeling that motivates young doters to experience this emotion. However, this infatuation eludes the characters in Twelfth Night from seeing what dolts they have become due to this feeling. While the characters struggle through their quest to find love, the audience becomes aware of the foolishness and comedic nature of human struggles....   [tags: morality, mistress love, viola]

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Romeo Montague of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

- The prosperous and vibrant Elizabethan Age made England the heart of all commerce, culture, and most importantly, theatre. Romeo and Juliet, the masterpiece tragedy by William Shakespeare, takes place in this time period and relays the story of two young lovers whose ill-fated deaths eventually end an ancient family feud. The two, Romeo and Juliet, come from quarreling families who adamantly disapprove of their union. Thus, after knowing each other for only a few days, the star-crossed pair marries in secrecy and continues their furtive relationship....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet]

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Freedom and Captivity in Bartebly and The Black Cat

- When examining themes of freedom and captivity in the American canon, one would likely adduce the slave narratives as the authoritative texts of that aspect of American literature. However, Herman Melville and Edgar Allan Poe also harbour intriguing relationships with these contrasting themes, which are implicit within "Bartleby" and "The Black Cat" respectively. By inspecting the authors' own problems and fascinations, which are woven into the texts, we can appreciate their implicit use of the dichotomy between freedom and captivity....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, dichotomy]

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Storytelling in Richard Powers' "The Gold Bug Variations"

- The act of storytelling goes hand-in-hand with human existence. The evolution of man from that of a single celled organism into the complex structure that we now know today in and of itself is a story. A story that is written in the genetic code of our Deoxyribonucleic Acid or DNA. That DNA is broken down into the amino acid building blocks A, C, T, and G. Four amino acids written like four notes in a bass cleft staff, "what could be simpler?" With that evolution of man, evolved the art of storytelling; from simple stories of the hunt told around the fire to the written works of authors that we now read in books today....   [tags: Richard Powers, Gold Bug Variations, storytelling,]

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Roderigo: Shakespeare's Tool To Advance Iago's Dastardly Plot

- Roderigo as a character is little more than a tool, created by Shakespeare to advance Iago’s dastardly plot. It is made apparent that his one true goal is simply the object of his desires, Desdemona; his obvious and overpowering love for her tragically leads to his pitiful end. He becomes a puppet to Iago, enslaving himself to the villain’s schemes in pursuit of Desdemona’s acknowledgement and affections. However, what if his willingness to become part of Iago’s plan may not be indicative of a powerful love, but of a lazy infatuation....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

- In William Faulkner’s novel, The Sound and the Fury, the decline of southern moral values at the close of the Civil War was a major theme. This idea was portrayed by the debilitation of the Compson family. Each chapter of the novel was a different characters’ interpretation of the decaying Compson family. Benjy, Quentin, and Jason Compson were three members of the Compson family who had their own section in the novel. Their unique ideas contributed to the reader’s understanding of the novel. In his novel, The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner’s characters’ relationship with time played a significant role in the novel....   [tags: The Sound and the Fury ]

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Inhumane Treatment in Movie, 12 Years A slave

- As the overseers look over the slaves in disdain as they laboured in the hot scorching sun, the film “12 Years a Slave” begins with a group of black slaves working hard in the field, a time in American history considered to be inhumane, abhorrent and perhaps taboo considering the manner in which people were treated. The movie tells of the story of a freed black man sold into the crippling bondages of slavery and later emancipated after twelve long years. The movie was directed by Steve McQueen based on a true story by a man named Solomon Northup....   [tags: african americans, emotions, emancipated]

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Realizing Mistakes in James Joyce's Araby

- Many times in life, people set unrealistic expectations for themselves or for other people. This is not a very wise thing to do because people often feel disappointed and embarrassed for getting their hopes up so high. One good example of this is the narrator in the short story, Araby, by James Joyce. In the story Araby, a young man develops an infatuation with his friend, Magan’s, sister. Because his infatuation is so strong, he fears he will be unable to express his feelings to her, so when she mentions she cannot go to the local bazaar she has wanted to attend, he seizes this as a perfect opportunity and volunteers to buy her a gift....   [tags: Araby Essays]

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It May or May Not Come

- The Webster Dictionary defines naïve as having or expressing innocence and credulity. Alice Munro introduces her fictional character Edie who portrays the true definition of naïve in her short story “How I Met My Husband.” The protagonist is a young girl, Edie, who is hired help for the Peebles’s family. One afternoon she meets Chris Watters, a pilot who travels from town to town giving plane rides for a fee. Edie fall in love with him, but soon learns of his engagement to another woman, Alice Kelling....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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History of Desire vs. Hanging Fire

- Do you remember your first love. How you felt at night, unable to sleep because of the lopsided ratio of infatuation-induced adrenaline to blood. The feeling of the pedal shuddering against the bottom of your toes as you start your clunky first car. The years between thirteen and nineteen are filled with acne, first loves, tough crowds at school, and first tastes of freedom. The concerns and passions during this period of life are well expressed through tones, perspectives, and a myriad of literary devices in Tony Hoagland’s “History of Desire” and Audre Lorde’s “Hanging Fire”....   [tags: Literature]

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

- The use of “Brave New Worlds” John allows powerful insight into the deep-rooted flaws of society. John’s character allows for the establishment of character ideals, as he is the only one to have a relevant view of what life outside of the domineering society of the Brave New World. Huxley allows these view to shine, as illustrated by John’s infatuation with this new world, his them dissatisfaction and isolation, and finally his eventual suicide the World State is demonstrated, meaningful relationship, high art, and true raw human emotion and a higher religious power....   [tags: flaws, society, savage world]

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The Use of Language to Convey Strong Emotion in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- One of the main catalysts in Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is powerful, uncontrollable emotions; love, hate, wrath, infatuation, and outrage are all apparent in the play and have a direct impact on the tragic events that unfold. In act one, scene two, the strongest emotions conveyed are those of despair, love and sincerity. Shakespeare uses imagery, figurative language and powerful vocabulary to convey these emotions to the audience. Shakespeare uses dark and light imagery throughout the play to stand for death, violence, sadness and secrecy....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, argumentative, persuasive]

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Modern Day Signs and Wonders

- Based on the rising number of television shows, movies, news specials, and literature that deal with paranormal activity, magic, and miracles, it can be clearly seen that Americans have an increasing infatuation with the supernatural. But it is not an ordinary infatuation. As of now, it seems that a majority of people in America have a keen interest in supernatural occurrences, so long as it is from a distance. People are eager to watch or read about ghost hunters, Harry Potter, and receiving help from a mysterious stranger, but if you asked them to enter into the realm of personal interaction with these things, most would shake their head no ask they backed away....   [tags: Christianity, Bible Study]

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Marriage: Not Always a Fairytale

- “I take you, to be my lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.” These traditional wedding vows conjure up images of true love and unfailing commitment. Although this unconditional love is beautiful, it was not always a reality. This fact became evident within literature of the late eighteen hundreds. “The Storm” written by Kate Chopin, “An Adventure in Paris” by Guy De Maupassant, and “The Lady with the Dog” by Anton Chekhov, are all prominent short stories that portrayed dissatisfied women involved in loveless marriage...   [tags: Husband, Wofe, Spouses]

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Comparing the Manyoshu and Kokinshu

- Looking at the anthologies, one can observe that despite the fact that they were compiled within two centuries of each other, differences and similarities exist between the two, creating the distinction between the Manyoshu and Kokinshu. From the earlier to the later anthology, the progression of poetic form takes place in Japanese literature from the influence of China and the conversion of native thinking. Thus, these changes in literature from the Nara Period to the Heian Period somewhat reflect the transformation in culture of the time, giving the reader insight into ancient Japanese culture....   [tags: Poetry ]

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The Theme of Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- The Theme of Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare presents us with multiple types of love by using numerous couples in various different situations. For example: Doting loves, the love induced by Oberon's potion and in some aspects, Lysander and Hermia's love for each other; there are true loves: Oberon and Titania, Lysander and Hermia (for the first half at least, as Lysander's love switches to Helena temporarily) and Theseus and Hippolyta....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Different Types of Love in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Comparing Different Types of Love in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The three different examples of love between Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Rosaline and Paris and Juliet do share some similar aspects, but they also have their own differences. These three different types of love show us the variations of love and how it can mask itself into different forms. Romeo's 'love' for Rosaline. He was portrayed as a Petrarchan lover and his 'love' was simply an infatuation. He did not take time to know Rosaline or understand her, but thought that he truly loved her....   [tags: Papers Romeo Juliet Love Essays]

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Displays of Love in Endymion and Tamburlaine

- Comparing and contrasting the kinds of love represented by Tellus and Endymion in Lyly’s comedy of errors, Edymion, and the love between Tamburlaine and Zenocrate in Marlowe’s Tamburlaine show similarities where passions drive lovers to capture suitors, but differ in one couple desiring the unattainable, and another taking action to attain. Love is presented in different ways, specifically in Lyly’s play the love is unattainable and unreal, as opposite in Marlowe’s play the love is attainable....   [tags: Marlowe Lily]

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What Is Love?

- “I love you.” These three small words have such a powerful meaning. Love is something for which every human since the beginning of time has searched. From the quest for the perfect guy or girl, to yearning for acceptance, the search goes back to the individual’s desire for love. The dilemma is that love has become hackneyed and cliché. People fling around the word love as if it is nothing when in reality love is such a powerful word. People use the word love when in reality they should be using the word lust or infatuation....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Analysis of Hamlet

- Loyalty can often be described as having faithfulness within another. Hamlet has been pushed to lengths at which he is utterly confused, causing his supposed madness. With madness, blindness and confusion are caused due to the actions that Hamlet was willing undertake in order to bring upon his own revenge for his father. Besides the need for taking revenge, his infatuation of Ophelia has also caused conflict. Love brought upon blindness and a sense of confusion, and with Hamlet and Ophelia’s relationship....   [tags: William Shakespeare, play analysis]

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- Nathaniel Hawthorne is considered to be one of the most substantial writers of his time. His most famous novel, The Scarlet Letter truly originated Hawthorn’s version of romantic writing. It was this novel that also originated Hawthorne’s fame. Most of his works deal with or have some relation to Puritan times. The reason for the familiarity in his works is due to the fact that it seems to be influenced by his own Puritan ancestry. It was not until late in Hawthorne’s life that he received recognition....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Epilogue of Haydn Middleton's The Lie of The Land

- The Epilogue of Haydn Middleton's The Lie of The Land A few days had passed since Art had reentered David's life. While David, Quinn and Art spent the morning eating breakfast and discussing which is the best fruit jelly, Rachel was sulking in a pit of angst. Matthew hadn't spoken very much the past few days, still trying to come to terms with what she had done and why. And Rachel was trying to decide if she was on the road to healing a guilt which has haunted her for months, or could she still not forgive herself....   [tags: Haydn Middleton The Lie of The Land]

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