Broken Chain Essays

  • The Broken Chain

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    The Broken Chain - an Essay on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart In his novel Things fall apart, Chinua Achebe depicts how British colonisers destroy the traditional Ibo life. One of the pillars of the tribe is the chain of fathers and sons together in life and after death. This is best described towards the end of the story when the protagonist Okonkwo has driven away his son, Nwoye, to the Christian church. Okonkwo is in a state of confusion and fury, afraid that his other five sons will follow

  • Broken Chain In Macbeth

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    explain his complex character arch of development. The first symbol we chose was a broken chain. In our character collage the broken chain conveys the important theme and hierarchical structure throughout Macbeth, The Great Chain of Being. Throughout the play, consumed by his deep desire and selfishness to gain the crown and power, Macbeth’s action for his ambition had caused disorder an uproar on The Great Chain of Being. After the planned regicide of both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth was done, unnatural

  • Invisible Man Essay: Self-Identity in Invisible Man

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    item that is stored in his briefcase is the broken chain link that Brother Tarp gave to him. "I neither wanted it nor knew what to do with it; although there was no question of keeping it if no other reason than that I felt that Brother Tarp's gesture in offering it was of some deeply felt significance which I was compelled to respect" (Ellison 389). Although the narrator does not want to keep the link, he feels compelled to do so because the chain gang is part of his heritage. One often feels

  • Group Think

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    of Groupthink are divided into three types in which they can manifest themselves: Type I: Overestimations of the group's power and morality Type II: Closed-mindedness Type III: Pressure toward uniformity When broken down the three types of groupthink can be broken farther down to eight ways groupthink causes failure. 1.     Illusion of invulnerability: Members ignore obvious danger, take extreme risks, and are overly optimistic. 2.     Collective Rationalization: Members discredit

  • Free Waste Land Essays: The Lifeless Land

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    "stony rubbish," the waste that offers no forgiveness. "You know only a heap of broken images" alludes to memory. Memory can be a composite of many smaller memories, creating discontinuity. "Broken images" are similar to the entire poem, which has a tendency to jump between snippets of different lives and desolate imagery of a desert waste. Eliot creates a memory lacking value for its indistinctness. Because only "broken images" exist, the memory itself becomes a waste. Just as life cannot grow in

  • Leaving your city: Analysis

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    newly met companion. Also the title is not stated with in the poem and is not a real cliché title so I believe that that makes it work even better. The way Ali has broken up this poem is very interesting. He makes use of full sentences and only uses capitalization at the beginning of each sentence. However the way that each stanza is broken up puts a great deal of emphasis on specific lines throughout the poem. There is also enjambment throughout the entire poem and it makes you keep reading a sentence

  • I Was an Abused Woman

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    happen, to whom do we turn? I realized I had many people to turn to, but I chose not to go to them. My silence hurt more than being physically wounded. I denied it all until the day my best friend witnessed it. That was the day that the silence was broken. I am a human being, not an animal. I couldn’t take the abuse. I didn’t deserve it; no one does. I can admit it, I was afraid. Days would pass and my heart and conscience would not allow me to face my reasons for being afraid. I didn’t understand

  • The Physics of the High Jump

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    each sport consists of. One such sport that fascinates me is the high jump, and for this reason I am going to delve into the physics of the high jump and break it down to explain the different laws and physics that encompass it. The high jump can be broken down into three stages: the run up phase or approach, the take off phase, and the flight or bar clearance phase. By understanding these three stages and the different laws of physics that make them up, one will have a much greater understanding of

  • Broken Stereotypes in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

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    Broken Stereotypes in The Grapes of Wrath Masculinity and femininity are not restricted to two separate and distinct groups.  In reality, they are different within themselves, and similar to each other. It is a well-known stereotype that men are tough and strong with no emotions, while women are weak and need to be supported. The characters in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath are examples of the typical masculine and feminine groups.  However, the book also contains models of those

  • Huck As Hero

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    in, Huck was forced to raise himself. It takes a strong character to raise oneself (18), and Huck did one hell of a job doing it. Children gain much of who they are from how they were brought up, during this critical period children can be made or broken. Huck is the exception, he had nobody to look up to or imitate, instead he did as what he felt the right thing to do. Huck didn’t know everything there was to learn, but he did try. If he did not know what or why something happens, he created a logical

  • Carol Davis Scholarship

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    circumstances happened that derailed me, took me off my path and I wasn’t sure who exactly I was. I now know who I am. Three years later, I know that I’m stronger. Three years later, I am me. Three years later, I know that I was a member of the Pride of Broken Arrow. I treasured every bit of knowledge I was honored to receive and cherished all the tears and smiles shared. I learned several qualities about myself, others, the organization itself even! I learned to never give up. Before I joined I gave up

  • Literary Techniques Used in Mother to Son by Langston Hughes

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    “Mother to Son,” written by Langston Hughes, is a short poem about a mother who is teaching her son about perseverance and determination by using the image of a staircase. She explains that even though life has given her many hardships, she continues forward and she urges her son to do the same. In “Mother to Son,” Langston Hughes uses an extended metaphor, imagery, dialect, and structure to paint a picture of a weary mother who wants her son to persevere through the hardships of life. The theme

  • Ben Hogan

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    1949 Hogan was on top of the world, having won the US OPEN, the MASTERS and appearing on the cover of Time life Magazine. Until he collided head on with a twenty thousand pound passenger bus. Hogan suffered a broken collarbone, broken left ankle, broken right leg, broken pelvis and a few broken ribs. In the weeks after the accident several other complications occurred like blood clots in his lungs, the doctors said he would probably never play competative golf again. However in the months of recovery

  • Waste Land Essay: Ceremonies and Rituals

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    illustrate the specific values of meaningful, effectual rituals of primitive society in contrast to the meaningless, broken, sham rituals of the modern day.  These contrasts serve to show how ceremonies can become broken when they are missing vital components, or they are overloaded with too many.  Even the way language is used in the poem furthers the point of ceremonies, both broken and not. In section V of The Waste Land, Eliot writes, "After the torchlight red on sweaty faces After the frosty

  • Broken Angel

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    Broken Angel by Francine Pascal Broken Angel by Francine Pascal is a story about Angel Desmond who is at the racetrack and has gambled away all of his money. His girlfriend Tia Ramirez and her friend Conner McDermott are looking for him. They find him at the racetrack and Tia gets very angry with Angel when she finds out he has lost all of his money. Angel dreads telling his parents, because he lost his whole savings account which was for college. He graduated form El Carro is supposed to go to Stanford

  • The Common Theme in the Songs of Good Charlotte

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    his childhood. He asks him why he was never around, how they struggled to survive and that he misses him. In the song Predictable, it’s about a boy’s relationship with a girl who he loved and she turned out to break his heart. This boy becomes broken because he knew the girl was so predictable. The main theme in the three songs is having or being in a relationship. Each song is talking about a relationship with either a family member or a girlfriend. Most songs these days are written about

  • The Effect of Divorce on Children's Learning and Behavior

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    has dealt them a cruel card in life. 'Why me' Why can?t it be Tim, the big bully. Surely he deserves it more than I do?!? (Ng, 1) There is a world of a difference between what one experiences in a healthy family versus one that is broken. The children of a broken family often feel rejected and or responsible for his or her parent?s breakdown in their marriage. When in reality, they are not, the parents are! Even if the child was a source of stress, it is the parents responsibility to find a way

  • Broken Lives

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    Broken Lives written by Estelle Blackburn is an expository text, which through research has presented that nineteen year old John Button was wrongfully convicted of killing his seventeen year old girlfriend Rosemary Anderson in a hit and run. I believe through my reading of Broken Lives that the key factor of expository texts is to explore awkward questions deeply and critically. In this case who was guilty of killing Rosemary Anderson in a hit and run, John Button or Eric Edgar Cooke, and the effect

  • Comparing Mood and Atmosphere of The Pity of Love, Broken Dreams, and The Fisherman

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    Mood and Atmosphere of The Pity of Love, Broken Dreams, and The Fisherman The Pity of Love is a short, relatively simple poem, yet it still manages to create a feeling of anxiousness, of desperate worry. Yeats achieves this in only eight lines of average length by extremely careful and precise use of language and structure. The poem begins with the line "A pity beyond all telling•, immediately setting the general tone and basic point of the piece, elevating his despair to its highest levels and

  • The Broken Heart of Sylvia Plath

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    The Broken Heart of Sylvia Plath "Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well." Sylvia Plath has long been recognized as a poetic icon. After committing suicide in her thirties, many of her previously unrecognized works gained notoriety and praise. Throughout her life, she struggled to be accepted into the literary world. After writing many poems, short stories and "The Bell Jar," she remained unsatisfied with the success and momentum she gained with each, and took