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Naturalism and Symbolism in the Poem Design by Robert Frost

- Naturalism and Symbolism in the Poem "Design" by Robert Frost The poem "Design" by Robert Frost is a sonnet written about man's relationship with nature. Frost deliberately uses the form of a sonnet, using the octave for a discussion and the sextet for questioning the fact that there is a force that controls our existence. There are natural characters and some degrees of irony also that give this poem a naturalistic feel. Frost uses the style of a sonnet in "Design" to present a philosophical problem - who controls our destiny....   [tags: Poetry]

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Essay on Loosing Faith in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

- Loosing Faith in Young Goodman Brown Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, Young Goodman Brown is a story of sex, sin, and the Devil, all the entertaining things in life. Hawthorne uses many literary devices to impress strength in his work. Hawthorne uses these techniques to bring out the religious themes within the story. One of the main literary devices would be imagery. One of the most important images found in the story pertains to Faith and reaching heaven. Goodman Brown says, "...I‘ll cling to her skirts and follow her to heaven."(H-CAL 375)....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]

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Analyse the symbolism of colour in The Great Gatsby.

- Analyse the symbolism of colour in The Great Gatsby. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “the Great Gatsby” he uses many literary devices. One of the most obvious is colour, and in this essay I will explore how Fitzgerald uses colours like white, green and yellow to help convey 1920’s America and Gatsby’s struggle for Daisy Buchanan. White features most strongly in the novel and becomes a way for people to hide behind false facades. In “The Great Gatsby” white symbolises royalty innocence and purity and can also be seen to represent the way the wealthy falsely themselves....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Main Features of a Place of Hindu Worship

- The Main Features of a Place of Hindu Worship There is a Hindu temple in Happy Valley, Hong Kong. Hindu temples are supposed to face East West because it is the direction that the sun rises, so each day the light shines into the temple, but because of the lack of space in Hong Kong, the gate of the temple faces east, the temple itself faces North. As such, there is a picture of a sun on the gate. The temple has a white dome on top to represent the snowy Himalayas because it is the centre of the world and the home of Shiva....   [tags: Papers]

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The Central Features of Infant and Believers' Baptism

- The Central Features of Infant and Believers' Baptism ------------- Infant Baptism Baptism is one of seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Infant baptism is the first of three sacraments of initiation to make a person a full member of the Church. The parents and godparents of a child promise to make their faith known to the child as it grows older. The priest welcomes the child into the Christian Community at the door of the Church and asks the parents and the god-parents if they are willing to bring the child up as a Christian....   [tags: Papers]

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Charlotte Barr and the Color of God

- Charlotte Barr and the Color of God In many of her poems, the contemporary poet Charlotte Barr provides insight into the relationship between God and man. "A Complaint to Her Lord in Her Loneliness," "Black and White," and "Color" all use the colors black, white, and red to explore the relationship between their speakers and God. The poems' speakers see these colors as indicators of their love for God. Through each of the poems, the use of color allows each speaker to come to a better understanding of her relationship with God....   [tags: Charlotte Barr Essays]

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Freud’s Perspective of an Advertisement for Clinique

- Freud’s Perspective of an Advertisement for Clinique Although Freud's theories of psychoanalysis tended to deal exclusively with dreams, his understanding of the unconscious proves to be entirely useful in deconstructing popular culture. We can take, for example, the Clinique advertisement into consideration by viewing the image itself as a public (perhaps collective) and published dream. Freud may not have been particularly interested in the visual features or compostion of the image, yet these components are vital to the translation from conscious to unconscious thoughts....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Criticism of The Storm by Kate Chopin

- Criticism of The Storm by Kate Chopin While it has traditionally been men who have attached the "ball and chain" philosophy to marriage, Kate Chopin gave readers a woman’s view of how repressive and confining marriage can be for a woman, both spiritually and sexually. While many of her works incorporated the notion of women as repressed beings ready to erupt into a sexual a hurricane, none were as tempestuous as The Storm. Kate Chopin was a woman whose feminist viewpoints were far ahead of her time, which of course garnered her more than her share of criticism....   [tags: Kate Chopin Storm Sexuality Essays]

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Nature in Twice Shy by Seamus Heaney

- Nature in Twice Shy by Seamus Heaney Using nature to express picturesque images, Heaney portrays the purity of the unspoken terms of love in one of his love poems – “Twice Shy”. The title of the poem “Twice Shy” seems to have been taken from the age-old proverb, “once bitten, twice shy”, and we are, as a result, led to expect that the characters in this poem have had a bitter experience in the past, therefore they are treading carefully and attempting to recoup. There are five stanzas of 6 lines, most lines structured as single sentences which draw out tension and nervousness....   [tags: Papers]

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Macbeth's Images and Imagery

- Macbeth's Imagery       William Shakespeare in the tragedy Macbeth very skillfully uses imagery to support other aspects of the drama, especially the theme. In this essay let us examine the imagery, including literary critical comment.   Roger Warren comments in Shakespeare Survey 30 , regarding Trervor Nunn's direction of Macbeth at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1974-75, on opposing imagery used to support the opposing notions of purity and black magic:   Much of the approach and detail was carried over, particularly the clash between religious purity and black magic....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Atmospheres Unlimited in Macbeth

- Atmospheres Unlimited in Macbeth       Shakespeare becomes a master of diverse atmospheres in his tragedy Macbeth. We shall examine closely the changing, more forcefully developing atmospheres here.   Blanche Coles states in Shakespeare's Four Giants that he agrees with G. B. Harrison, that this play contains one of the finest examples of atmosphere ever created in drama:   Macbeth is overwhelmed with the significance of his filthy deed. His wife is concerned only with the details of what must be done next - with facts....   [tags: Free Macbeth Essays]

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Macbeth's Images and Imagery

- Macbeth's Imagery        William Shakespeare in the tragedy Macbeth very skillfully uses imagery to support other aspects of the drama, especially the theme. In this essay let us examine the imagery, including literary critical comment.   Roger Warren comments in Shakespeare Survey 30 , regarding Trervor Nunn's direction of Macbeth at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1974-75, on opposing imagery used to support the opposing notions of purity and black magic:   Much of the approach and detail was carried over, particularly the clash between religious purity and black magic....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Pastoral Images of Nature

- As Oscar Wilde states,î Things are because we see them, and what we see, and how we see it, depends on the Arts that have influenced usî (Oates 465). Social, economic, political, and religious differences dictate the way in which one encounters something. Although nature used to be the ìMotherî of the world, humans now ìcareî for the world. The possession of technology allows this role reversal. However some humans still long for the past world where nature dictated the way of life. In order to pacify human nature's nostalgia for the untainted world, the generations of today try to hold on to the ìlostî organic world via inorganic means....   [tags: Sociology Sociological Papers]

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Clarissa's Way of Death

- Clarissa's Way of Death In Clarissa, Samuel Richardson finds "an exemplar to her sex." But her story does not provide a model to live by, as such a qualification may lead one to expect. Only in the afterlife does Clarissa presumably receive what she deserves. The life suggested by her example is untenable. Clarissa's death is the inevitable result of her unrealistic, unimpeachable virtue ­ a virtue that is defined less by what she does than by what she will permit. Her death serves not only a narrative end in the novel, but the demands of psychological realism....   [tags: Samuel Richardson Clarissa Essays]

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Understanding Of Scottish Society

- Abstract The concept of a nation state has only emerged over the last couple of centuries, before this point less advanced and coherent states managed the affairs of the populous. The nation state is the overlapping of two separate features. The nation is the identity that individuals relate to within the society. This can exist on its own, as all that is needed is a person to feel that they have a connection with others on no more than shared belonging. The state is used to take national feelings of loyalty and use them to effectively govern peoples lives....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Basics of Yoga

- The Basics of Yoga YOGA is a philosophy about life which can vibrantly refresh your mind and body. To understand it, think of a tree. A tree is comprised of a lot of smaller things that without them, the tree would not survive. A tree is comprised of roots, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, branches, etc. Likewise, Yoga is comprised of a lot of smaller things that without them, Yoga wouldn't survive. To understand these smaller things, let's start out by saying that in Yoga there is a threefold quest....   [tags: Papers]

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Themes of Desiree's Baby

- “Désirée’s Baby” is a story of love, prejudice and rejection, a story with noble beginnings that slowly turns to reveal an uglier side of human relations. Armand, a wealthy landowner of the plantation L’Abri in the ante-bellum south of Louisiana, is confronted by a family secret that has been hidden from him, even into adulthood. The secret is scandalous for its day, and its consequences run deep into the fabric of society. No one told Armand of this secret. He discovers it by chance at the end of the story, when he finds the remnants of an old letter written by his mother to his father, the significance of which, and its revelations, makes us focus on the many tragic and ironic decisions...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Catcher In The Rye

- Caulfield Called Away From the Field "I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be," Holden explains to Phoebe (173). The only job Holden can see himself doing is saving children from falling off a cliff or growing up because Holden idealizes the innocence and no shame children possess; and he, himself, wants to return to that state of mind. Holden's wanting to preserve the purity of children, shows his "coming of age" because he soon realizes his roles and responsibility and how the inevitable is adulthood....   [tags: J.D. Salinger]

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Fraudulent Interpretation

- Oprah took a classic literary work and butchered it beyond recognition to where not even Zora Neale Hurston’s main purpose in writing was evident. She altered the story line changing the role of characters which later affected their relationships. She removed scenes and significant symbols changing the meaning of the story all together. The reason behind the novel was very explicit but Oprah managed to annihilate the purpose. Throughout the story there are multiple key symbols that portray a substantial meaning....   [tags: Zora Neale Hurston, Novel Interpretation]

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White Normativity

- Throughout life, people believe their identity comes from their own belief and culture. However, American History proves that one belief and one culture dominates the country we all call home. I want to discuss the main problem, white normativity into internalized stereotypes. In order to understand white normativity, I need to address the meaning of white and the history of white people. A person is white if he or she has no black ancestry anywhere in family history (Zack, 2006). Therefore, the definition points out white purity....   [tags: American history, stereotypes]

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Beauty of the Night

- Beauty of the Night He moved along the beach, his long graceful strides kicking sand behind him. His movement was so quick, that in combination with his white coat, he was nothing more then a streak of lightening on a perfectly clear day. Many times, in order to emphasize a feature, poets compare objects to nature. In Lord Byron’s “She Walks in Beauty,” the poet is enraptured by woman’s beauty and compares her to the beauty of the dark and light. Lord Byron was inspired by his cousin by marriage, Lady Wilmot Horton....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Elwira Bauer's Nazi Propagandist Children's Book Trust No Fox on Green Meadow and no Jew upon his Oath

- Elwira Bauer's Nazi Propagandist Children's Book Trust No Fox on Green Meadow and no Jew upon his Oath In response to the factional society of the Weimar Republic, Nazism endeavored to create a new, more-unified society; an ideal national community, populated by an ethnically and culturally homogenous citizenry dogmatically obedient to the theories, laws, and policies of the central governing apparatus (the Nazi Hierarchy and ultimately Hitler). To attain its aims, Nazism employed a variety of tactics: laws were enacted to ethnically purify the population (e.g., the 1935 Nuremberg Laws), sentiments were propagated with the intention of uniting the population behind its leadership (i.e., th...   [tags: Elwira Bauer Nazi Jews Grim Children Essays]

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Free Essays - Comparing Time in Macbeth and As You Like It

- A Comparison of Time in Macbeth and As You Like It In Shakespearean drama, a dynamic and explosive fusion of jealousy, pride, anger and ambition is characteristic for heroes’ behaviour. The tragedy was caused by the excessive flaw in character - self-respect and dignity combined with the feelings of hate and revenge. A disaster usually occurred to lead to destruction of the protagonist. Due to divine justice, punishment is inevitable and therefore no happy ending is possible. Therefore, time is the hero’s main enemy, mercilessly working against him....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Five Pillars of Islam

- The worship of Allah is principal in a Muslim’s mind at all time. There are also five formal acts of worship which help strengthen a the faith and obedience of a Muslim. They are frequently called the “Five Pillars of Islam”. The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework and guidelines of the Muslim life. They are the testimony of faith, prayer, supporting the needy, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and the once in a lifetime trip to Makkah for those who are able to do so. These Five Pillars are the thing Muslim’s do to please God and to keep themselves well and happy in this lifetime and for the future ones to come....   [tags: Islamic Religion Essays]

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Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti

- The poem, Cousin Kate, written by Christina Rossetti is the story of a cottage maiden and how she was seduced and used by the lord of the estate for which she worked. The poem then goes on to describe how she became jealous of her cousin, Kate, as she then went on to marry the lord. The lord had seduced the cottage maiden and used her like, "A Silken Knot" This basically means that the lord used the cottage maiden as a trophy and used her when he wanted to. The poem starts by describing the cottage maiden by saying that she was hardened by "Sun and air" Which suggests that she worked in the fields and the poem goes onto say that she was, "Contented...   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Critical Analysis of Interview with the Vampire

- Critical Analysis of Interview with the Vampire Charismatic. Charming. Sensual. Beautiful. Would you ever use these adjectives to describe a vampire. The common theme in portraying vampires in literature has always involved depictions of great violence, ugliness, and fear. Novels involving vampires never portrayed the vampire as a heroic character, but rather as the villain who was then destroyed in the end. Stereotypical vampires terrorized towns, lived in grim, dark, towering castles and turned into bats when in trouble....   [tags: essays papers]

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Macbeth's Numerous Atmospheres

- Macbeth's Numerous Atmospheres     The atmospheres in William Shakespeare's Macbeth are numerous, but begin as one surrealistic atmosphere initially with the witches' appearance at the outset. From there the atmosphere is incrementally added to regularly.   Charles Lamb in On the Tragedies of Shakespeare comments on the atmosphere surrounding the play:   The state of sublime emotion into which we are elevated by those images of night and horror which Macbeth is made to utter, that solemn prelude with which he entertains the time till the bell shall strike which is to call him to murder Duncan, - when we no longer read it in a book, when we have given up that vantage-ground of abstra...   [tags: Free Macbeth Essays]

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Macbeth's Varying Atmosphere

- Macbeth's Varying Atmosphere      Concerning the atmosphere in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the reader might say that it is ever-changing and yet constant in many ways. Let us look at it in this essay.   L.C. Knights in the essay "Macbeth" mentions equivocation, unreality and unnaturalness in the play - contributors to an atmosphere that may not be very realistic:   The equivocal nature of temptation, the commerce with phantoms consequent upon false choice, the resulting sense of unreality ("nothing is, but what is not"), which has yet such power to "smother" vital function, the unnaturalness of evil ("against the use of nature"), and the relation between disintegration in the ind...   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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Robert Frost's Design

- Robert Frost's Design Robert Frost's "Design" is a meditation on human attempts to see order in the universe--and human failures at perceiving the order that is actually present in nature. The speaker of the poem perceives what he takes to be a significant coincidence, then speculates on what the coincidence might mean, or whether it means anything at all. However, he fails to see that there is a very good reason for the coincidence he spots, and the "design" of nature that it implies is quite different from anything he suggests....   [tags: Poetry Poem Essays Poet]

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Ku Klux Klan

- Ku Klux Klan      The Ku Klux Klan is a secret society based on hatred and violence. The Klan claims that it stands for only law-abiding rallies and activities, but the Klan has been known for having hypocritical views throughout it’s existence. No matter where the Klan is headed, violence is sure to be the destination. The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan claim that the Bible is on their side. They claim that the Bible condones their activity. Nowhere in the Bible is killing thy neighbor encouraged....   [tags: KKK Racism Race History Essays]

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The Red wheelbarrow"

- “The Red Wheelbarrow” For a small poem, “The Red Wheelbarrow,” by William Carlos Williams, has a great meaning behind it. This poem uses images, symbolism, and form to get the entire picture of the poem across. Meyers defines images, ”as a word, phrase, or figure of speech that addresses the senses, suggesting mental pictures of sight and sounds, smells, tastes, feelings or actions.” (Meyer 1593). Symbolism is, “ a person, object, image, word, or event that evokes a range of additional meaning beyond and usually more abstract than it’s literal significance.” (Meyer 1604)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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War without Mercy

- "WAR WITHOUT MERCY" John Dower's War without Mercy describes the ugly racial issues, on both the Western Allies and Japanese sides of the conflict in the Pacific Theater as well as all of Asia before during and after World War II and the consequences of these issues on both military and reconstruction policy in the Pacific. In the United States as well as Great Britain, Dower dose a good job of proving that, "the Japanese were more hated than the Germans before as well as after Pearl Harbor." (8) On this issue, there was no dispute among contemporary observers including the respected scholars and writers as well as the media....   [tags: American History]

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The Scarlet Letter

- In this novel you will find that the main characters are the prime examples of Love, Hate, Sin, and Purity. Although adultery is condemned and seen as sin, adultery isn't what Hawthorne focuses on. Through my analysis of the Scarlet Letter I noticed that there were three different types of love. The act of hatred plays a vile role throughout the novel. Hawthorne uses Pearl as a blatant symbol of purity, from her birth till the end of the novel. As you will see Love, Hate, Sin, and Purity does play a vital role in this story....   [tags: American Literature]

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Lord Of The Flies

- Throughout The Lord of the Flies, the author shows how different Simon is from the rest of the savages on the island. He is much more innocent and pure than the others and has a religious demeanor. Light, very commonly a symbol of holiness and purity, is used quite often during Simon’s “funeral”. In the last four paragraphs of chapter nine, “A view to a death”, Golding makes clear the use of light imagery to suggest the apotheosis of Simon. During chapter nine, the sky and water are used to convey a sense of innocence during Simon’s glistening funeral....   [tags: essays research papers]

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1900-1929: Social Turmoil -- Dbq

- The early 1900s were filled with many new social ideas and changes. New faces arose during this time, and many new ideas changed the shape of society. Among these were race relations, the role of women in society, and the ever-heated modernism versus fundamentalism debate. Relationships between races were very sketchy during the early 1900s. Racism was still very strong in the country, and ethnic groups settled in an area and created their own little communities. Harlem, New York was a black community in the north, many of the people having settled there because the north held many economic opportunities....   [tags: American History]

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Sir Galahad

- Sir Galahad In the Arthurian legends, Sir Galahad is one of the most mentioned and most important of the Knights of the Round Table. Conceived when the other famous knight, Lancelot, slept with the lady Elaine (daughter of King Pelles) thinking she was his loved but forbidden Guinevere. Unaware of his parent’s identities, Galahad was raised by an abbess until reaching his fifteenth birthday when he was introduced to his father, who knighted him and accompanied him into Arthur’s court. There, Sir Galahad duplicated Arthur’s feat of drawing Excalibur from the stone (or from an anvil as some versions have it told) by drawing a sword from a solid block of marble....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Charles Baudelaire Critique

- Final Critique The topic of this critique about Charles Baudelaire is kind of an insight into the background of his life. His life was filled with an immense amount of mental and physical suffering. Charles was an alcoholic and had lots of drug addictions. He seemed to dwell in his own problems and self-pity (p. 93). In the poem “The Dog and the Scent Bottle” there are examples of his self-regard. This poem explained how his life went up and down and all the problems he had to overcome. It is noted to be “garbage” and was rejected (as he was in life)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Dionysus- some ideas

- Within all the text in the “Dionysus” section the universal theme I found is that the characters were punished by fate for no apparent reason. In one pivotal moment in each story, the innocent character loses free will and henceforth is steered by merciless fate. In the myth of Diana and Actaeon, Actaeon has committed no crime but is punished as if he had. His seeing Diana bathing was the work of fate. As a matter of fact, Hughes reinforces this belief in the first paragraph of the story when he states, “Destiny, not guilt, was enough for Actaeon....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Macbeth's Atmosphere

- Macbeth's Atmosphere      There are many questions concerning the atmosphere in William Shakespeare's Macbeth that this essay will answer: Is it realistic or unrealistic. Are there two atmospheres - one of purity and one of black magic. And many other questions.   Roger Warren comments in Shakespeare Survey 30 , regarding Trervor Nunn's direction of Macbeth at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1974-75, on opposing imagery used to support the opposing atmospheres of purity and black magic:   Much of the approach and detail was carried over, particularly the clash between religious purity and black magic....   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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A Rewrite of the Ending (Chapter XX) of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

- A Rewrite of the Ending (Chapter XX) of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray It was a lovely night, so warm that Dorian threw his coat over his arm, and did not even put his silk scarf round his throat. A sealed envelope fell out of his coat pocket. It was from Basil’s Gladstone bag that Dorian had rummaged through before throwing into the fire. In his recent preoccupation, Dorian had forgotten all about the envelope. He now stooped to pick up the fallen envelope and broke open its seal. Out fell a small watercolour portrait....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray]

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Comparing Symbols and Symbolism in Blue Hotel, Black Cat, Night, Alfred Prufrock, Red Wheelbarrow

- Color Symbolism in Blue Hotel, Black Cat, Night, Alfred Prufrock, Red Wheelbarrow       Symbolism of colors is evident in much of literature. "The Blue Hotel" by Stephen Crane, "The Black Cat" of Edgar Allan Poe, "Night" by William Blake, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot, and "The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams encompass examples of color symbolism from both the prose and the poetry of literature. When drawing from various modes of psychology, interpretations of various colors, with emphasis to dream psychology, an analysis of the colors themselves and then their applications to literature can be readily addressed....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Patriarchal Society and the Feminine Self in Kate Chopin's Story of an Hour

- Patriarchal Society and the Erasure of the Feminine Self in The Story of an Hour               Critical readings of Chopin’s works often note the tension between female characters and the society that surrounds them.  Margaret Bauer suggests that Chopin is concerned with exploring the “dynamic interrelation between women and men, women and patriarchy, even women and women” (146).  Often, critics focus on the importance of conflict in these works and the way in which Chopin uses gender constraints on two levels, to open an avenue for the discussion of feminine identity and, at the same time, to critique the patriarchal society that denies that identity.  Kay Butler suggests that “entrapme...   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Essay on the Myths of the African American Woman in Song of Solomon

- Defying the Myths of the African American Woman in Song of Solomon   Throughout slavery, myths were created that tainted the image of the African American woman. These myths promote the misconceptions that African American women are promiscuous and are virtually useless. These myths caused these women to be degraded in the eyes of others as well as themselves. In Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon womanhood is defined in ways that have destroyed these myths. Womanhood is defined according to one's sexuality, spirituality, beauty, identity, relationships, and motherhood....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism in To Kill A Mockingbird - Symbols, Themes and Characters

- To Kill A Mockingbird - Symbols, Themes and Characters Now, you're probably wondering what is To Kill A Mockingbird all about. Well that is what I am going to be telling you about in this paper. You will find out that To Kill A Mockingbird is full of different themes, symbols, conflicts and many different characters. There is a theme of a coexistence of good and evil in this novel. Harper dramatizes Scout and Jem's transition from a perspective of childhood innocence. Many of the characters assume that people are good because they have never seen evil....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays]

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Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Existentialist Failure to Create and Preserve Meaning

- Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Existentialist Failure to Create and Preserve Meaning       When wilt thou awake, O Mother, wake and see‹ As one who, held in trance, has laboured long By vacant rote and prepossession strong‹ The coils that thou hast wrought unwittingly; Wherein have place, unrealized by thee, Fair growths, foul cankers, right enmeshed with wrong, Strange orchestras of victim-shriek and song, And curious blends of ache and ecstasy?‹ (Hardy, "The Sleep-Worker")   Inherent in the ruthless progress of society, there paradoxically lies a growing moral deterioration....   [tags: Tess of the d'Urbervilles Essays]

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Cowboys in Kilts: The Failure of the Scenic in Rob Roy & Braveheart

- Cowboys in Kilts: The Failure of the Scenic in Rob Roy & Braveheart There was recently a cartoon in the New Yorker magazine.The cartoon shows a group of kilt-clad Highlands charging up a hill, claymore swords drawn and waving, as one of them says to another, "You know, if we didn't wear this damn skirtsmaybe we wouldn't have to defend our manhood every five minutes." My analysis begins, as it will end, where most cowboy movies begin and end, with the landscape.Western heroes are essentially synedoches for that landscape, and are identifiable by three primary traits: first, they represent one side of an opposition between the supposed purity of the frontier and the degeneracy of the city...   [tags: essays papers]

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Comparing the Myth in Ovid’s Echo and Narcissus and Wilde’s Dorian Gray

- Contemporary Ancient Myth in Ovid’s Echo and Narcissus and Wilde’s Dorian Gray          Each time a story is told, elements of the original are often changed to suit new situations and current societies, or to offer a new perspective. Over the centuries, Ovid’s tale of "Echo and Narcissus" has been told many times to new audiences, and in the late nineteenth-century, it took the form of The Picture of Dorian Gray. "Echo and Narcissus" is the tale of a beautiful boy who fell in love with his reflection in a pond, and spurned others who loved him because he was so fixated upon himself....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Embittered Woman in Great Expectations, A Rose for Emily, and Sunset Boulevard

- The Embittered Older Woman in Great Expectations, A Rose for Emily, and Sunset Boulevard        The character of the delusional, embittered older woman is prevalent in literature and movies. Since Dickens created the memorable Miss Havisham in Great Expectations, she has evolved with the times into many other well-known characters, including Miss Emily in Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" and Norma Desmond in the film Sunset Boulevard. In each of these incarnations, the woman seeks revenge after a man's betrayal prevents her from meeting society's expectations of women, but finds no peace in her bitterness and ends up becoming a shriveled shell of the person she once was....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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Is Achilles right when, in the Iliad XVIII and subsequently, he

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