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An Oedipal Relationship in Beneix's Diva

- The relationship between Jules and Cynthia Hawkins in Jean-Jacques Beneix's Diva is uniquely complex and vaguely oedipal. For Jules, the diva represents musical perfection, and he is completely in love with her. However, her relationship to him is somewhat maternal. Jules's obsession with Cynthia Hawkins is rather unhealthy, and he violates her purity. However, her maternal attitude towards him allows for reconciliation despite his mistakes. From the very beginning of the movie, the voice of Cynthia Hawkins pervades everything....   [tags: Film]

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The Schutzstaffel and Death Camps

- The SS was formed in 1925 by Adolf Hitler under the SA for the sole purpose of providing security for Hitler and other Nazi leaders, security for political meetings, and soliciting subscribers for the party's newspapers. The SS stands for the Schutzstaffel and its main focus was initially was protection and eventually rose through the Nazi power structure under its most infamous figure, Heinrich Himmler who was put in charge of the SS in 1929 when there were only 280 SS members. He initially fell under the command of SA commander Ernst Rohm whom became his arch nemesis....   [tags: World History ]

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Hawthorne’s Exploits and Irving’s Miscues

- Fifteen years separate Washington Irving’s short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “Young Goodman Brown.” The two share an eerie connection because of the trepidation the two protagonists endure throughout the story. The style of writing between the two is not similar because of the different literary elements they choose to exploit. Irving’s “Sleepy Hollow” chronicles Ichabod Crane’s failed courtship of Katrina Van Tassel as well as his obsession over the legend of the Headless Horseman....   [tags: Literary Comparison]

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A Prayer for Owen Meany

- A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving through a Jungian Archetypal Lens Carl Jung was a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who developed many theories concerning the unconscious mind. Jung’s theories state that the unconscious part of a human’s psyche has two different layers, the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious. The personal unconscious is unique to every individual; however, the collective unconscious “is inborn.” (Carl Jung, Four Archetypes, 3) The collective unconscious is present in everyone’s psyche, and it contains archetypes which are “those psychic contents which have not yet been submitted to conscious elaboration” (Jung, Archetypes, 5); they are templates of...   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Irving]

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The Pre-twentieth Century Gorkha State

- The pre-twentieth century Gorkha state can be thought of us segmentary in Aidan Southall’s sense as opposed to a unitary state, which is more common in modern twenty first century western states, as vectors of power and identity, as expressed through political sovereignty and ritual suzerainty, don’t overlap. A core component of segmentary state is the incorporation Karl Marx’s proposed Asiatic mode of production, in which the king maintains a fixed core with peripheral domains in order to enforce the political sovereignty over a wide area....   [tags: politics, marx, production]

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Creole as a Third Space

- Creole as a ‘Third Space’ in Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys’ novel Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) depicts Antoinette Cosway, a white creole girl and descendent of the colonizers, torn between her white creole identity and her affiliation with and attachment to the colonized, colored people of postcolonial Jamaica. Antoinette is neither fully accepted by the blacks nor by the white European colonizers. She continuously struggles to negotiate between the completely opposing expectations and spaces of black Jamaican and white European culture....   [tags: white sargasso, jean rhys]

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Perspective of an Ideal Marriage

- What is the Ideal Marriage. Although marriage should be an equally enjoyable partnership, for both husband and wife the story of an hour reflects the nineteenth century view that marriage is an oppressive relationship where women are the victims. Even in today’s society, with women rights, ladies are still in their husbands’ shadow. Husbands are the head of the house and bread winner. Wives are the housekeeper. Today even thought a wife have rights she is still her husband’s maid. However, marriage is starting to be a partnership when it comes to household chores and children....   [tags: women rights, partnership, husbands, divorce]

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Symbolism and Foreshadowing in Othello

- In the play, Othello by William Shakespeare throughout the entire play it had portrayed symbolism and foreshadowing. These had influenced the most of the characters to act in a foolish ways. This leads us to a suspense ending that caused loved ones to go against each other. By not realizing what is going on between the characters can cause confusing in the plans of the play. Likewise, by connecting each of the following character made it seem we might have knew something was going to happen at the end....   [tags: Emila, Cassio, and Desdemona]

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The Marriage Not The Wife

- Flaws in the Marriage not the Wife The world-renowned Canterbury Tales by the great Geoffrey Chaucer aims to magnify the controversial social injustices of gender roles in the medieval time period that consequently flow into today’s current modern society. One of the greatest social standing issues addressed throughout the poem includes the institution of marriage, and the particular viewpoint held by the character named the Wife of Bath. The Wife of Bath is notably shamed by her potential suitors and moralist peers, for her devious actions of taking advantage of her former husbands throughout her lengthy five marriages....   [tags: Marriage, Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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The Fight Against Lynching at the End of the Reconstruction Era

- As Reconstruction came to an end in the 1870’s in the South, there was a renewed sense of white supremacy, especially since African Americans were working to and actually gaining rights despite the color of their skin. Unfortunately for African Americans living in the south during this period, this meant they were about to be targeted even more. According to the Victorian Race and Gender System white women were dainty, fragile, and pure and it was up to white men to protect a white woman’s purity from the lustful, violent monster that was the black man....   [tags: blacks, rape, rights]

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The Holy Spirit And The Spirit Of God

- Receiving and acknowledging the Holy Spirit is one of the vital parts of Christianity and in our walk with Christ. However, in the first century the Holy Spirit was not yet sent and Christianity was not formed. Despite this, there was still recognition of the spirit and the gifts and power that it has. There were many forms of the spirit that were mentioned in the Old Testament, some of which include wisdom, intelligence, and skill. Negative spirits were also a part of the first century world, which included harm, jealousy and lying....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Dead Sea scrolls]

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Comparison Of Bottled Water Ads

- The product line that was chosen was Water. There are numerous brands that have been developed in the field of water, hence leading to tough competition. But out of the various brands namely Masafi, Gulfa, Oasis, Hatta and Evian. The one with the highest market share was found to be Masafi. Below is the detailed description of each ad in the respective media's and the appeal created by it:- A. Newspapers and Magazines- 1) Brand- MASAFI Ad Description- Masafi resorts to an attractive full-page advertisement....   [tags: Bottled Water Advertising]

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Analysis of Design by Robert Frost

- Robert Frost's "Design" is a Petrarchan sonnet that questions God's design of nature and if there truly is a design to life which is illustrated through the use of irony, simile, strong imagery, and a rhetoric question. The sonnet is composed of an octave with the rhyme scheme of ABBAABBA and a sestet with the rhyme scheme of ACAACC. The theme of the poem is written with a sense of admiration for nature, but a skeptic mind for the meaning behind the design of life. The tone at the beginning of the poem is meant to be one of awe than somber because the main components of the sonnet: the spider, moth, heal-all flower, and cloth are all white....   [tags: nature, design, life, sonnet]

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Symbolism of “The Storm"

- Kate Chopin wrote the short story “The Storm” one of her most bold stories and did not even intention to publish it (Cutter 191). The two main characters in the story are Calixta and Alcee. They both used to be attracted to one another in previous years, but now they are both married to someone else. After Alcee arrives to Calixta’s house looking for shelter they are driven into a passionate moment. In the story “The Storm” the storm has a significant meaning; without it the affair of Calixta and Alcee performed would not have been as powerful as it was between them....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Caste System in India

- In each society, there are different types of rules and ideologies that are used in order to help govern its people. Within these communities, these rules create a social hierarchy developed through a ranked system based on either economic value or religious beliefs. A type of ranked system that most people are familiar with is the Caste System in India, which is a system of classification in a society based on birth. This complex social structure is most prevalent in India, where social hierarchy is in affiliation with Hinduism....   [tags: Varna and Jati, social hierarchy]

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The Chimney Sweeper: Analysis

- In Robert Blake’s Chimney Sweeper, the lives of two young boys who sweep chimneys are displayed. It is through these boys he evokes a sense of pity and sympathy to speak out against the horrors of forcing children to work in dangerous jobs. By characterizing the speaking boy and his friend Tom Dacre as two pure and innocent children he can open eyes to the horrors of the chimney sweeping business. Throughout The Chimney Sweeper, the young boy is characterized as an innocent child, unaware to his true situation....   [tags: Robert Blake poem analysis]

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Asprin Experiment on Blackboard

- Aspirin was prepared according to the protocol provided on Blackboard. The three sections to this experiment were 1. Synthesis of Aspirin, 2. Recrystallization of Aspirin, and 3. Characterization of Aspirin. In the first section, the Synthesis of Aspirin, salicylic acid was weight to be 3.029 grams using mass by difference since it was weighed on a 150 milliliter beaker. 9.23 milliliters of the acetic anhydride and 14 drops of 85 percent phosphoric acid were added to this beaker. A Bunsen burner provided by the laboratory was then used to boil the just mixed combination by producing a flame underneath the positioned beaker on top, and then allowed to cool for several minutes after the Bunsen...   [tags: synthesis, recrystallization, characterization]

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Homogeneity in South Korea

- Today, here in the United States, we live in a multicultural melting pot where ethnicities around the world are welcome to stay and live. Contrast this to Korea, there is a prevailing idea that homogeneity of the Korean population is essential to keep their cultural and national identity on the peninsula. According to official statistics from Korea’s Ministry of Justice, 1.8 percent of Korea’s 50 million people are foreign citizens with resident status in Korea. The idea of Korean racial purity and xenophobia ultimately results in discrimination and prejudice against foreigners living in Korea and children of mixed Korean blood and is rapidly becoming a social problem that must be dealt wit...   [tags: Foreigners, Culture, Discrimination]

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US Market: Bottled Water

- Introduction The data provided by IBWA (International Bottled Water Association) reveal that bottled water has become extremely popular in the US market. More that $11 billion dollars has been spent for the consumption of bottled water and its consumption increase three times in the last 10 years. The market of bottled water in the United States is the second largest apart from the soft drink. In 2006, the U.S consumption of bottled water was more than 32 billion liters compared to 20 billion liters consumed in 2001....   [tags: drink, environment, plastic]

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The Story of Artemis

- ... She would paralyze them, or change them into some odd animal. “Artemis once sent a boar after a man who said that he was a better hunter than her. He never said anything like that again.” ("What is the personality of the Greek goddess Artemis?") For Artemis’s third birthday, she had asked her father Zeus for six wishes. Her wishes were; to be able to live her life forever as a virgin, To never have to marry, for a bow and arrow just like her brother Apollo’s, Hunting dogs to assist her in hunting, all the mountains in the world for her to live on, and 80 virgin nymphs to be her hunting friends....   [tags: greek gods, hunting, zeus]

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Symbolism, Symbolism And Symbolism

- Chapters nineteen through twenty-two detail Christ’s final victory over sin. Over the course of the final chapters of Revelation, the process of Christ’s ultimate victory is detailed using an abundance of powerful images and symbolism. Some examples of symbols used are referring to Christ as “the Lamb,” and to His church as His “Bride.” Though symbols play an important part of these final chapters contained within Revelation, imagery is by far the most prevalent. At multiple points during Revelation imagery and symbolism are used in conjunction with each other, to complement and strengthen their respective ideas....   [tags: Jesus, Christian terms, New Testament, Symbol]

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Dalit Literature

- A person’s being a Bengali, Kashmiri or Panjabi may become as central to his conception of himself as a person who deprived of this, might feel bare of his personhood itself. So if India is a nation then most of us would like to think it as “one nation with one culture”. This is nation with many cultures and these cultures defined in profound ways the kind of quality of life people live in this country. In India cultures are deeply rooted in religion and social structure. Each culture has different kind of caste and sub-caste system which categorizes people in mainstream and marginal group....   [tags: the Subaltern female]

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Supplemental Book Reading Critique

- Learning Theology with the Church Fathers by Christopher A. Hall provides an overview of the teachings of several church fathers. Hall does this by highlighting the positions of specific church fathers as they spoke out against heresy in the early church. This provides the reader with a profitable overview of early church history and doctrinal issues that were of greatest concern in the early church. The strongest point of Learning Theology with the Church Fathers is the authors clear knowledge of Ante-Nicene writings....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

- Holden Caulfield seems to have all these different kinds of people stuck together in one body. He can be very generous, as he is to the nuns, very mean. He even lies to people. But one thing Holden has is a moral code that he goes by. In the Catcher in the Rye Holden shows at least three elements of his moral code. One of his elements of his moral code is that it’s all right to lie to make people feel better. One quote to prove that is, “Old Mrs. Morrow didn’t say anything but boy you should have seen her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Adultery in Great Gatsby & Scarlet Letter

-      The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald are two novels, which address similar themes with completely opposite resolves. The authors use their main characters, Hester, Dimmesdale, Gatsby, and Daisy, in their respective works to present these themes. The action in both novels revolves around unfaithfulness, its effects on the characters, and the results of committing adultery, which prove to be antipode from one novel to the other. These antitheses can be found by a look at the different roles of adultery in the novels....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Adolf Hitler: A Very Brief Biography

- Adolf Hitler is one of the most well known figures of the twentieth century. His power was far reaching and exceptionally destructive. Because of Hitler, one out of every three european jews lost their lives. Entire communities suddenly disappeared and over ten-million people were murdered because of his racial, ethnic, and political policies (Bigelow). In Adolf Hitler’s push towards a harsh dictatorship, through his use of propaganda, strategic military power, and his mass genocidal tactics, Adolf Hitler negatively impacted Germany and eventually the world because of his role in World War Two....   [tags: infamous mass murderers and dictators]

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The Power of Water in Religion

- Roughly 70% of the human body are made of water. The average human can only live without water for about 3 to 5 days. Nothing can exist without out water, water is the source of life. Mircea Eliade (1996) states “Water symbolized the who potentiality; is “fons et origo”, the source of all things and of all existence (p.188). So it makes sense that water plays such a huge role in the religion. While the Islamic, Judaic, Hindu, and Zoroastrian religion may all be different but they do all have practice water rituals....   [tags: rituals, purifying the soul]

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A CRITIQUE OF THE SNOW CHILD, TAKEN FROM ANGELA CARTER’S THE BLOODY CHAMBER.

- A CRITIQUE OF THE SNOW CHILD, TAKEN FROM ANGELA CARTER’S THE BLOODY CHAMBER. Throughout ’The Bloody Chamber’, Angela Carter takes the highly successful conventions that belong to once innocent fairy tales, and rips them unremorsefully from their seemingly sound foundations to create a variety of dark, seductive, sensual stories, altering the landscapes beyond all recognition and rewarding the heroines with the freedom of speech thus giving them license to grab hold of the reigns of the story. The Snow Child is one such story by Carter, where connotations seen in fairytales such as ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ are in evidence and are fused together accompanied by the emergen...   [tags: English Literature]

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Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s A New-England Tale and Hope Leslie

- Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s A New-England Tale and Hope Leslie - Opening Doors for Women Limited opportunities for women to share their opinions publicly throughout the Nineteenth century caused an abundance of females to communicate their ideas through writing. Catharine Maria Sedgwick was among the first of American authors to publish historical and other fiction. Much of her work deals with the role of white women in society, especially involving the Cult of Domesticity or True Womanhood....   [tags: New England Tale Essays]

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Walter Benn Michaels' Our America: Nativism, Modernism, and Pluralism

- Walter Benn Michaels' Our America: Nativism, Modernism, and Pluralism Walter Benn Michaels is an active literary theorist, and is currently a Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago. In Our America: Nativism, Modernism, and Pluralism, Michaels examines American literary modernism, emphasizing its “participation in a crucial shift in American conceptions of race [and identity]” (Lee). While Progressivist racism is based upon a “racial hierarchy and the assimilation of non-Negro ethnicities” (Lee), a nativist perspective focuses upon the determination of identity through racial difference, thereby refuting any form of assimilation because of the importance of preserving r...   [tags: Sociology Sociological Essays]

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Violations of the True Woman in The Coquette

- Violations of the True Woman in The Coquette             In her article, "The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820-1860," Barbara Welter discusses the nineteenth-century ideal of the perfect woman. She asserts that "the attributes of True Womanhood . . . could be divided into four cardinal virtues-piety, purity, submissiveness and domesticity." Furthermore, she adds that "if anyone, male or female, dared to tamper with the complex virtues which made up True Womanhood, he was damned immediately as an enemy of God, of civilization and of the Republic" (Welter 152)....   [tags: The Coquette Essays]

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Mein Kampf And The Formation Of Hitlers Ideas

- Mein Kampf And The Formation Of Hitlers Ideas The dominant political figure of German history in the twentieth century, Adolf Hitler, was born in a lower middle class family in the provincial Austrian town of Braunau am Inn on 20 April 1889. In 1907 Hitler applied to enter the Vienna Academy of Art but his application was rejected. After the death of his mother Klara, Hitler decided to move to Vienna. He drifted from job to job, often selling sketches or painting scenes of Old Vienna and it was a period that he himself later called the most miserable period of his life....   [tags: Adolf Hitler History Mein Kampf Essays]

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Young Goodman Brown: Immature Innocence vs. Mature Guilt

- Young Goodman Brown: Immature Innocence vs. Mature Guilt In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Young Goodman Brown,” Hawthorne expresses his true feelings about the negative beliefs of the puritan religion through usage of expressive styles and themes, various characters, and objects within the story. Because the puritan religion was in affect during a very complicated and chaotic time known as the Salem Witch Trials many people, including Young Goodman Brown, would be shocked to discover that the pure puritan society they knew was in fact contaminated with evil....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Legal Progression of Marriage in America

- Legal Progression of Marriage in America As the British colonies in North America took root, a great part of the economic growth in colonial society was predicated on the labor of imported African slaves. As the number of slaves increased significantly, especially in the southern colonies, a system of separation of the races was established. Since the beginning of the White and Black coexistence in America, Whites have suppressed the rights of Blacks in order to emphasize their racial superiority and to prohibit mixing between the races....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Nazis' Pursuit of the Perfect Race

- Nazis' Pursuit of the Perfect Race The organization of the argument of this paper is not particularly imaginative since this writer “lists” elements in a strictly sequential order, but he or she demonstrates familiarity with a wide range of documents and concepts of the Reader while working closely with the specific language of the document he or she is presenting. 1. Remember that you are a German. 2. If you are genetically healthy you should not remain unmarried. 3. Keep your body pure. 4. You should keep your mind and spirit pure....   [tags: Marriage Germany Nazis History Essays]

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Love in the Time of Cholera

- As the title suggests, the novel Love in the Time of Cholera by Garcia Marquez deals with practical and nostalgic love. The author has the ability of portraying excellent determination in his eagerness to develop his stylistic range. Supporting almost a mythical quality grounded with an air of daily gossip, the novel includes descriptions of love which drift between unearthly beauty and terror. Love in the Time of Cholera is a mixture of two contrasting factors: the purity of love, and the way love is personified in everyday life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Sotah Ritual in Ancient Israel

- The Sotah Ritual in Ancient Israel Introduction      The ritual of the sotah from the book of Numbers is a fascinating passage to read in the Hebrew Bible. For one thing, this ritual deals with the idea of a man being able to bring his wife to trial, even if he has no evidence against her. While such an instance might be seen as negative treatment of women, others might explain it as the Israelites’ constant concern over the idea of impurity. Another interesting aspect of the sotah rite is that it is the only example of an ordeal similar to those practiced in other cultures of the Ancient Near East....   [tags: Book of Numbers Religion Israel Bible Essays]

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Office Automation And Group Collaboration Software

- Our group of three within Global Discovery Chemistry at a large Pharmaceutical Company was tasked with implementing a unique and innovative way in which high throughput parallel chemical synthesis could be performed by the traditional bench chemists. Building off the deployment of a new collaborative software system, the Electronic Notebook (ELN) by CambridgeSoft Corporation, our job was to identify a way to develop a back-end system which links the chemist’s notebook to automated synthesis in the Lab....   [tags: Business Management Software Technology]

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French Structural Anthropology

- French Structural Anthropology evolved throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and was shaped by many well known theorists, sociologist and anthropologists. Their influence lead to the theories of Structural Marxism and the thought processes involved continue to influence anthropological study in modern times. Classic cultural anthropology never really took hold in France, thanks to Emile Durkheim. The identity of French anthropology was not an innate departure from its nineteenth century legacy, but instead a continuation of previous theory....   [tags: History, Structuralism]

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Devadasi in India

- This paper will discuss the Varnasrama dharma (caste system) in India and examine the practice of Devadasi in Hinduism. Focus will be on the history of the caste system and the Devadasi practice examining how it grew in India during the ruling of the Chola Empire. Consideration will be giving to the religious side of the practice including how Devadasi became an auspicious part of Hindu culture that grew throughout southern India. The paper will also consider the political side of India and how overtime the practice of Devadasi became less auspicious and was used to exploit women under new ruling, until the abolishment of this practice in the 19th century....   [tags: Caste System, Tradition]

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Homo Inferior 2081

- Homo Inferior 2081 I tried to be human, but no dice. I was just a kid when the first Purity Laws were passed. It was a country over to the west, one whose name I had heard, but which meant nothing to me. I was a boy beginning to feel the first, confusing stirrings of interest in girls. To be truthful, it was not just “girls”: it was “THE GIRL”. Suzi. She was called Suzi. And she was beautiful: her eyes the deepest, thoughtful brown; her skin like chocolate silk; her smile like the sun breaking through storm-clouds, its glow spreading bright promise....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Use of Symbolic Objects in Marie de France's Works

- The Use of Symbolic Objects in Marie de France's Works Marie de France uses several symbolic objects in her stories to get the point across. Sometimes what is the simplest object can have a thousands meanings. Whether you're talking about trees to the color of an article of clothing, there was a reason, a purpose for making it a weeping willow or a red scarf. You need to look deep within the story line and fine it's true meaning. In Yonec, Laustic and Milun, see the usage of birds, especially that of a swan....   [tags: Papers]

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Michel de Montaigne

- Michel de Montaigne The world is a place of chaos nowadays. At every turn of a corner, there is desolation triggered from humanity's sidetracked views of what the world is about. With all this deception and superficiality, pureness in the human soul seems almost non-existent. Michel de Montaigne recognizes the essential need of this purity for the improvement of society in his Essays. Although the main topics he is focusing own are his own nature, own habits, and own opinions, he uses these personal vignettes to illustrate larger truths about man and his behaviors, his strengths and weaknesses....   [tags: Papers]

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William Butler Yeats' The Second Coming

- William Butler Yeats' "The Second Coming" The poem “The Second Coming” was written by William Butler Yeats in 1919. Yeats was an accomplished Irish poet and was known for the socio-religious ideas he emphasized in his poetry. In “The Second Coming,” his ideas unfold in three significant metaphors. The first metaphor relates a falcon and its falconer to the destruction of society. The metaphor has two possible interpretations. One view may be that the falcon represents society and the falconer represents God and morality....   [tags: Yeats Second Coming Poem Poetry Essays]

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Water in the Baptismal Ceremony

- Water in the Baptismal Ceremony In the baptismal ceremony water is used during the baptism part of the ceremony. At this point the priest pours blessed water over the forehead of the baby three times whilst saying, "(Name), I baptize you in the name of the father, and of the son and of the Holy Spirit." Water is a powerful symbol. It is also a rich symbol it makes things clean. It is also a symbol of life and death. Without water plants, animals and humans would not be able to survive (life)....   [tags: Theology Essays]

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Safe and Effective Pharmaceuticals

- 8. Quality, safety and efficacy of drugs Safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals are two fundamental issues of importance in drug therapy. The safety of a drug is determined by its pharmacological and toxicological profile as well as the adverse effects caused by the impurities in bulk and dosage forms. The impurities in drugs often possess unwanted pharmacological or toxicological effects by which any benefit from their administration may be outweighed (Nageswara at el., 2003). Therefore, it is quite obvious that the products intended for human consumption must be characterized as completely as possible....   [tags: Safety, Pharmaceuticals, drugs, Safe and Effective]

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Nazi's View of Marriage

- Nazi's View of Marriage The National Socialist Party quickly turned heads in July 14th, 1933 through the Law Concerning the Formation of New Parties, by declaring itself the only political party that was "allowed to exist in the Third Reich" (156.HCCR). Soon thereafter, the political perception the Nazis were likely to enforce would transform the whole view of German culture, economy, race, and especially, the way German individuals emotionally and physically interacted with one another....   [tags: Marriage Germany History Essays]

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

- Thomas Hardy was one of the finest writers of the Victorian age. Among countless poems and novels there is one that seems to stand alone, “Tess of the D’Urbervilles.” This novel is one of Hardy’s most recognized works maybe because the problems of the Victorian era relate to many in this modern age. Problems such as rape, the importance of purity and never knowing what you really have until it's gone. These three things make up the theme, sub-theme and motif of Thomas Hardy’s, “Tess of the D’Urbervilles.” Not being aware of the good things you have until they're gone is the theme of Tess....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ian van Eyck

- Jan van Eyck was a master in style and symbolism, establishing a firm superiority in glaze technique and delicately and elaborately applying subtle, yet powerful religious references to what at first glance may seem simple portraits. Van Eyck’s drawing, Saint Barbara, completed in 1437, is an example of the artist’s use of fictional exotic or Romanesque style structures, suggestive of those from the Old Testament. (p.99 textbook) Other symbolism includes the walled city that resembles a ziggurat, and on the church, the three windows on the second level, feature the Trinity, the symbolism of their octagonal structure, and baptism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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bram stokers "dracula"

- Many people are familiar with the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker. It is typically referred to as a horror story sure to give a good scare. However, Bram Stoker was not merely out to give his Victorian audience a thrill ride. Many symbols and themes, particularly those of the main antagonist Dracula, were brought into the novel to teach a lesson. Oddly enough, Dracula resembles other forces of evil in other religions as well. A strong comparison exists between Dracula, Satan, and Hindu demons. Of course these parallels are not fully drawn across the entire novel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tess Of The D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy - Is Tess a Pure Woman?

- Thomas Hardy’s Tess Of The D’Urbervilles (A Pure Women) - Do You Agree with Hardy’s Subtitle, A Pure Women. ‘Tess Of The D’Urberville’ was written by Thomas Hardy in 1891. Tess is the main character who gets exploited by the character, Alec. The question is whether Tess is pure or not. The subject of purity caused a lot of controversy in the Victorian times. The dictionary definition of the word purity is that if someone is pure they are innocent, fresh, virtues, chaste and very trustworthy. Thomas Hardy English poet and novelist, famous for his dispictions of the imaginary county “Wessex”....   [tags: Tess Of The D’Urbervilles]

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The Derivation of Incest and Pedophilia as a Repressed Societal Fear in Dracula

- The Derivation of Incest and Pedophilia as a Repressed Societal Fear in Dracula Franco Moretti provides a cogent argument for a particular understanding of societal fears existing in the Britain mind of the Victorian Era manifest in the gothic novel, Dracula. In his reading of Dracula, he chooses to extrapolate these fears along the lines of Marxist and psychoanalytic interpretative frameworks. Though Moretti admits that “it is hard to unite them harmoniously” (Moretti 104), he does not suppose these two frameworks to be mutually exclusive....   [tags: Dracula Essays]

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How do William Blake and William Wordsworth respond to nature in their

- How do William Blake and William Wordsworth respond to nature in their poetry. The Romantic Era was an age, which opened during the Industrial (1800-1900) and French Revolution (1789). These ages affected the romantic poets greatly by disrupting and polluting nature. Before the Industrial Revolution, William Blake wrote about Songs of Innocence. He also wrote Songs of Experience but after the Industrial Revolution. William Wordsworth, on the other hand, continued on an optimistic route and ignored the Industrial Revolution in his poems....   [tags: English Literature]

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Social Isolation In The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

- Olaudah Equiano in his Interesting Narrative is taken from his African home and thrown into a Western world completely foreign to him. Equiano is a slave for a total of ten years and endeavors to take on certain traits and customs of Western thinking. He takes great pains to improve himself, learn religion, and adopt Western mercantilism. However, Equiano holds on to a great deal of his African heritage. Throughout the narrative, the author keeps his African innocence and purity of intent; two qualities he finds sorely lacking in the Europeans....   [tags: Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano]

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – A Test of Chivalry

- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – A Test of Chivalry Essay with Outline  Loyalty, courage, honor, purity, and courtesy are all attributes of a knight that displays chivalry. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is truly a story of the test of these attributes. In order to have a true test of these attributes, there must first be a knight worthy of being tested, meaning that the knight must possess chivalric attributes to begin with. Sir Gawain is self admittedly not the best knight around. He says "I am the weakest, well I know, and of wit feeblest; / and the loss of my life [will] be least of any" (Sir Gawain, l....   [tags: Sir Gawain Green Knight Essays]

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Allegorical Garden of Eden in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

- Allegorical Garden of Eden in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Green helmet. Green body. Green blood. Such descriptions refer to a central character in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight--they depict the appearance of Bercilak as the Green Knight. The use of "green" is a reflection of Garden of Eden imagery in the poem that portrays the Green Knight as a tempter, a serpent, in the garden, Arthur’s court. In Genesis’ account of Eden, Adam and Eve live in a perfect, pure garden until the evil, green serpent successfully tempts them....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]

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In William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, many

- In William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, many of the poems correlate in numerous aspects. For example, The Chimney Sweeper is a key poem in both collections that portrays the soul of a child The Chimney Sweeper in Innocence vs. The Chimney Sweeper in Experience In William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, many of the poems correlate in numerous aspects. For example, The Chimney Sweeper is a key poem in both collections that portrays the soul of a child with both a naïve and experienced persona....   [tags: English Literature]

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Puritan Hypocrisy Exposed in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Puritan Hypocrisy Exposed in The Scarlet Letter    Throughout The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne repeatedly portrays the Puritanical views of sin and evil.  The Puritans are constantly displayed as believing that evil comes from an unyielding bond being formed between love and hate.  For such reasons they looked towards Hester's commitment of adultery as an action of pure, condemned evil.  However, through the use of light and dark imagery, Hawthorne displays who truly holds evil in their hearts.  The one who is the embodiment of evil creates hypocrisy of Puritanical views towards sin and evil.  Hawthorne displays that those who expose sin to the public and the daylight are the most p...   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Life as a Prostitute in The Painted Cohorts

- Life as a Prostitute in The Painted Cohorts It was a dark, menacing night as she stood there in the shadows. Waiting for the finale of the show that was playing, she glanced toward the exit through which people would soon be leaving. The rich, as patrons of the theatre house, promised her a salary at least for today. Her tattered clothes revealed the effects of personal destitution; the emaciated frame, that presently existed, harked back upon a body she must have once possessed. Driven by poverty to the realms of "painted cohorts," she makes up her face daily, distinguishing her life from the respected (264)....   [tags: Painted Cohorts Essays]

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Discovering Mortality in Once More to the Lake

- Discovering Mortality in Once More to the Lake E. B. White's story "Once More to the Lake" is about a man who revisits a lake from his childhood to discover that his life has lost placidity.  The man remembers his childhood as he remembers the lake; peaceful and still.  Spending time at the lake as an adult has made the man realize that his life has become unsettling and restless, like the tides of the ocean.  Having brought his son to this place of the past with him, the man makes inevitable comparisons between his own son and his childhood self, and between himself as an adult and the way he remembers his father from his childhood perspective.  The man's experience at the lake with his...   [tags: Once More to the Lake]

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The Atmosphere of Macbeth is Not Wholly Bad

- The Atmosphere of Macbeth is Not Wholly Bad      Shakespeare's Macbeth has a sinister cast over it for obvious reasons, but are there redeeming features which partially offset the plurality of negative dimensions.   D. F. Bratchell in Shakespearean Tragedy record's Charles Lamb's consideration of  Macbeth's atmosphere as essential to the purpose of the play:   For Lamb the essence of the tragedy in Macbeth lies in the poetically suggested atmosphere of horror and evil impulse, readily seized upon by the imagination of the perceptive reader, whereas stage representation concentrates the mind on the action....   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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The Relationships Between Quaker, The Company, And Semiotics

- The Relationships Between Quaker, The Company, and Semiotics For my presentation I have looked at one of Peterborough's oldest and biggest manufacturer, The Quaker company. More specifically the outside and inside of the building. As I was driving towards the building I thought, what was so significant about the Quaker building and how could a picture of a Quaker be so significant in today's culture. I also thought that this whole image of Quaker could not be that overwhelming, however, with great embarrassment I was completely mistaken....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Images and Imagery of Shakespeare's Macbeth

- The Imagery of Macbeth        Who can contest the statement that William Shakespeare in the tragedy Macbeth very skillfully uses imagery to strengthen the theme and other aspects of the play. In this paper we explore the imagery in all its dimensions.   L.C. Knights in the essay "Macbeth" explains the supporting role which imagery plays in Macbeth's descent into darkness:   To listen to the witches, it is suggested, is like eating "the insane root, That takes the reason prisoner" (I.iii.84-5); for Macbeth, in the moment of temptation, "function," or intellectual activity, is "smother'd in surmise"; and everywhere the imagery of darkness suggests not only the absence or withdrawal of...   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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America's War on Drugs: Policy and Problems

- America's War on Drugs: Policy and Problems In this paper I will evaluate America's War on Drugs. More specifically, I will outline our nation's general drug history and look critically at how Congress has influenced our current ineffective drug policy. Through this analysis I hope to show that drug prohibition policies in the United States, for the most part, have failed. Additionally, I will highlight and evaluate the influences acting on individual legislators' decisions to continue support for these ineffective policies as a more general demonstration of Congress' role in the formation of our nation's drug policy strategy....   [tags: America Drug War Politics Narcotics Essays]

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Society and Characters in The Scarlet Letter

- Nathaniel Hawthorne chose the market place and the forest as settings used to symbolically develop his portrait of society and the characters in The Scarlet Letter. In this novel a story unfolds of three people who are torn apart by sin, revenge, and guilt. The market place reveals to the reader a place of restraint and severe Puritan laws. The setting of the forest yields the impressions of wild unrestraint and passion. The market place paints a careful picture of restraint and law that seldom delves into the depths of raw human emotion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Significance of Haji for a Muslim

- The Significance of Haji for a Muslim Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. This is the pilgrimage to Mecca which Muslims must do at least once in their lifetime. This makes Muslims feel complete once they have completed the Hajj, but they are only allowed to do Hajj if they are physically and financially supported, they must also be able to provide for there families whilst on Hajj, they must also have the money to pay for Hajj without resorting to dishonest ways of raising the money....   [tags: Papers]

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Beatice of Nazareth: Seven Ways To Love

- Beatice of Nazareth: Seven Ways To Love 1st way of love Traits: originates from love, not from fear. Goals: more connected through knowledge of God until equipped enough to be called by God; exist in purity and freedom in God’s image Methods: fully engage, guard against and shun what prevents progress, constant searching and demanding Ways it satisfies: God allows us to serve forever without impediment from the past, with a free consciousness and clear mind Ways it doesn’t satisfy: the heart never rests or subsides from searching 2nd way of love Traits: wants nothing in return, not even God’s mercy or bliss, burning desire to give God pleasure Goals: being allowed to serve God Methods: ser...   [tags: Summary Analysis]

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Images and Imagery within Shakespeare's Macbeth

- The Reinforcing Imagery Within Macbeth         In the classic Shakespearean drama Macbeth it seems that every scene is laden with copious imagery - and for a purpose. Its intended purpose is to play a supporting role for more important facets of the play, for example theme.   In his book, On the Design of Shakespearean Tragedy, H. S. Wilson interprets the imagery of Macbeth:   Macbeth is a play in which the poetic atmosphere is very important; so important, indeed, that some recent commentators give the impression that this atmosphere, as created by the imagery of the play, is its determining quality....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Female Characters in Bram Stoker's Dracula

- Female Characters in Bram Stoker's Dracula Having studied Bram Stoker's Dracula as part of my GCSE English Course, I am going to consider the representation of women in the novel. The three main characters I will study are Mina, Lucy, and the three female vampires (belonging to Dracula). I am going to consider the similarities and differences of each character, and how well they compare to traditional Victorian women. I will support my answers with quotes and evidence. During the early twentieth century, the traditional Victorian ideal would be a lady of leisure....   [tags: Dracula Bram Stoker Victorian Women Essays]

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Investigating the Concentration of Citric Acid

- Investigating the Concentration of Citric Acid Problem ------- I have been set the task of determining the concentration of a sample of citric acid, using only a 1.0 M solution of sodium hydroxide and any laboratory glassware that is required. I have also been given the RMM of citric acid as 210g and I have been told that one mole of citric acid will react with 3 moles of sodium hydroxide. My Experiment ------------- Using this information I have determined that the best way to conduct this experiment is to do a titration....   [tags: Papers]

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Images and Imagery in Macbeth

- Imagery in Macbeth   The Bard of Avon considers imagery one of many elements in his tragedy Macbeth which give underpinning to the theme of the drama. The imagery might be said to be not a goal in itself but a means to an end. In Fools of Time: Studies in Shakespearean Tragedy, Northrop Frye shows how the playwright uses imagery to reinforce the theme: This theme is at its clearest where we are most in sympathy with the nemesis. Thus at the end of Macbeth, after the proclamation "the time is free," and of promises to make reparations of Macbeth's tyranny "Which would be planted newly with the time," there will be a renewal not only of time but of the whole rhythm of nature symbolized by...   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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The Changing Definition of Jihad

- Jihad and the Crusades Every great historical moment, leader and religion is focused around a uniting influence. Saladin, a great Kurdish Muslim warrior during the time of the Crusades, and the Muslim armies employed the lesser, or violent jihad to fortify support and power in the Holy Lands. Throughout the eleventh and twelfth centuries the term “jihad” was used in several different contexts with varying meanings and intentions. Saladin used a favorable definition and interpretation of Jihad in order to unite the Muslims and create a massive army to defend Islam from the Christian Crusaders....   [tags: Jihad, Terrorism, Terrorists 2015]

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Reaction rates of marble chips

- How can we speed up the reaction between Calcium Carbonate and Hydrochloric Acid. Contents 1. Plan &#61623; Aim &#61623; Equipment &#61623; Variable Factors &#61623; Prediction &#61623; Method &#61623; Trial Run 2. Results &#61623; Results Tables 3. Analysis and Conclusions &#61623; Graphs &#61623; Conclusions 4. Evaluation &#61623; Accuracy Of Results &#61623; Reliability &#61623; Improvements &#61623; Extending the Investigation 1....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drug Usage In Today's Youth

- Drug Usage In Today's Youth Today's teenagers cry out incessantly for their personal freedom but have thrown their responsibilities as well as their right to these personal freedoms out the window with their increasing turn towards drugs. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 1997, nearly fifty percent of high school seniors have used marijuana. i This is a shocking statistic. However, it not as shocking as the fact that this percentage has been on a steady increase since 1992 and has shown no sign of leveling out any time soon....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Victorian Values in "Jane Eyre"

- 1) The Victorian Age: Social Background There are tow dates for the beginning of the Victorian Age in England: The first date is 1837, when the Queen Victory accessed to the British throne. However the most accepted date as the start of the Victorian Age is 1832, date of the First Reform Bill. This reform allowed the entrance of urban bourgeoisie or middle-class in the Parliament because the requirements for voting were simplified; there was an increasing number of population with the right to vote....   [tags: World Literature]

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Taking Responsibility for the Holocaust

- Taking Responsibility for the Holocaust The hatred of Jews dates back hundreds of years. Jews were slaughtered in there thousands during the 16th Centaury, and were seen as a general menace. So, there has always been some kind of anti-semitic view in Europe, especially the central part. There was also a very large hatred of Jews within the German Christian Church. The Christian church saw Jews as the murderer of their saviour and as such, was not fond of any Jewish people....   [tags: Papers]

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Tess and the Color Red

- Tess and the Color Red For an artist as visually sensitive as Hardy, colour is of the first importance and significance, and there is one colour which literary catches the eye, and is meant to catch it, throughout the book. This colour is red, the colour of blood, which is associated with Tess from first to last. It dogs her, disturbs her, destroys her. She is full of it, she spills it, she loses it. Watching Tess' life we begin to see that her destiny is nothing more or less than the colour red You'll want to make a list of all the times the colour red appears in the novel, from the roses Alec gives Tess, to the monstrous red threshing machine, to the shedding...   [tags: Papers]

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

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

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Use of Color to Express Emotion in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Use of Color to Express Emotion in The scarlet Letter             Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is story about Hestor Prynne, a woman who commits a sin and is filled with many feelings, including pride, surrounding that sin.  Many of those around Hestor's sin reflect similar emotions and feelings. Hawthorne employs many symbols throughout The Scarlet Letter.  Hawthorne uses the colors red, black, and white to represent Hestor's emotions and the emotions of those around her.             The most frequently employed  color symbol by Hawthorne is red....   [tags: free essay writer]

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Free College Essays - Symbolism in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter - Symbolism Nathaniel Hawthorne uses symbolism several times in the book, The Scarlet Letter. Some examples of this are when they talk of the scaffold, the brook, the forest, and the sunshine. The one that I will discuss is the sunshine. Hawthorne uses sunshine in the novel to symbolize purity and hope several times throughout the book. In one scene of the book, Pearl requests that Hester grab some sunshine and give it to her to play with. Hester then replies, "No, my little Pearl....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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