Compare/Contrast Essays

  • The Concept of Intelligence

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    nearly any verb that is descriptive of the proceedings of an agent. Intelligence- words are expressive of a manner of doing things that may be narrated in one of two ways. The first takes the form of a series of contrasts which, when put together as a list of disjuncts, may be called the contrast-criteria of intelligence. The second may take the form of the characteristic activities which comprise the criteria of intelligence. This subject is but a small part of the larger issue that is waged between

  • Use of Contrasts in Poe's The Masque (Mask) of the Red Death

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    Use of Contrasts in The Masque of the Red Death "There were buffoons, there were improvisatori, there were ballet-dansers, there were musicians, there was beauty, there was wine. All these and security within. Without was the Red Death." (Poe, 209) In the short story, The Masque of the Red Death, Edgar Allen Poe uses the sanctity within the abbey walls to juxtapose the harshness and inescapable nature of the Red Death. The author uses the contrasts between the abbey and the Red

  • Contrasting the Natural and Mechanical Worlds in Hathaway's Oh, Oh

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    Peasant, wrote that "light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error--we only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash" (Aragon 18).  Aragon noted that the world is full of contrasts, and it is through those contrasts that we live and understand who we are and why we are here.  Without an understanding of light, Aragon argues, we cannot understand what darkness really is.  Or, without an awareness as to the concept of truth, one cannot possibly

  • Erick Fishl´s Scarsdale Painting

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    perspective to make it clear that the woman is not floating in midair. The composition of this painting forces the eye to the woman, and specifically to her face. Although the white wedding dress is large and takes up most of the woman’s figure, the white contrasts with her face and dark hair, forcing the viewer to look more closely into the woman’s face. She smokes a cigarette and rests her chin on her hands. She does not appear to be a very young woman and her eyes are cast down and seem sad. In general,

  • David Copperfield: The Many Differences Between James Steerforth And T

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    novel, David Copperfield, Charles Dickens contrasts many different characters. The main two characters that he contrasts are Tommy Traddles and James Steerforth. He displays the contrast between these two characters in many different ways. The only common thing that they share is their close friendship with David. Dickens shows these differences through their looks, personalities, and the final results of their lives. For one thing, Charles Dickens contrasts these two characters through their looks

  • Macbeth: Contrasts of Nature

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    Macbeth: Contrasts of Nature In the play, Macbeth, Shakespeare uses contrasts of nature in various ways.  He consistently shows us that Macbeth and his wife's actions go against nature. The first lines of the play are a condensed version of the unnaturalness of things to come.  "In thunder, lightning or in rain?"  ( I, i, 2).  In nature, thunder, lightening and rain occur together, but Shakespeare's use of the word "or"  infers the unnatural occurrence of one without the others.  "When

  • Saki's The Interlopers vs. Callaghan's All the Years of Her Life

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    have the chance to tell their families of the news.  If you could continue the story, you would probably be able to assume that then the families continued to feud. The story All the Years of Her Life by Morley Callaghan, on the other hand, contrasts greatly with The Interlopers in this area.  In the story All the Years of Her Life, Callaghan writes about a young boy who works at a thrift store and is caught stealing merchandise one day.  By th... ... middle of paper ... ... to humble

  • Comparing and Contrasting the Novel, Heart of Darkness

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    Comparisons and Contrasts in Heart of Darkness Comparisons and contrasts are important devices which an author may use to help convey his thoughts and feelings about a situation or an event. Joseph Conrad makes use of these devices in his novel Heart of Darkness. Throughout the novel when he was trying to convey a deeper meaning about a situation or a place, he would us a comparison or contrast. The comparative and contrasting themes in the story help to develop Conrad's ideas and feelings

  • A man without feeling

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    compelled to do it by his passion or his reason, but because it is what would be expected and what others would do. Hamlet cannot feel and therefore has to put on an act during the entire play. A predominant theme in this play is how appearance contrasts with reality. Where reality represents the truth an true emotions and appearance has the connotation of deception and false emotions or a lack there of. All of the characters put on an appearance except those who have nothing to hide, in this case

  • Violence and Freedom in Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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    Violence and Freedom in Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn In, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, author, Mark Twain contrasts what life is like on the uncivilized shore compared to the peaceful life on the river. Huckleberry Finn is a character that rejects society's behaviors and values because he does not want to be "civilized" like everyone wants him to be. Huck is someone with a mind of his own and someone who does what he pleases. Since Huck is someone who rejects society, he eventually

  • Contrasts in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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    Contrasts in 'Stopping by Woods' The duality of the narrator's response to the woods is caught in the contrast between the relaxed, conversational idiom of the first three lines (note the gentle emphasis given to ‘think', the briskly colloquial ‘though') and the dream-like descriptive detail and hypnotic verbal music ('watch . . . woods', 'his . . . fill . . . with') of the last. Clearing and wilderness, law and freedom, civilization and nature, fact and dream: these oppositions reverberate throughout

  • Dark Overtones And Their Contrasts In My Antonia

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    Dark Overtones, and Their Contrasts in My Antonia In My Antonia by Willa Cather, there are many dark overtones that pervade the novel. It is through the use of symbolism and contrast these overtones are made real. The prairie is the predominant setting of the novel. It may be shaped, and it conforms to the desires of those working it. The prairie¹s loneliness, shown by the wide open spaces, is a brilliant way of revealing internal conflict by using a setting. Also, it brings out the characters true

  • My Antonia Essay: Contrasts between the Hired Girls and the Black Hawk Women

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    Contrasts between the "Hired Girls" and the Black Hawk Women in My Antonia Willa Cather draws a stark contrast between the respectable women of Black Hawk and the “hired girls” in books II and III of My Antonia through Jim’s unavoidable attachment to them.  The “hired girls” are all immigrants who work in Black Hawk as servants to help support their families in the country.  They are hardworking and charming.  They are simple and complicated.  They are sad and joyful.  They work all day and

  • Compare and Contrast

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    Compare and Contrast (The Snyper & The Most Dangerous Game) The story The Sniper takes place during the civil war in Dublin, where a single sniper waits on a roof top to eliminate any threat from the oposing forces. This story is very tense right from the begining as soon as he noticed the enemys watching him and a bullet comes close to hitting him. This story's opening is one that catches your attention and gets you really focussed on the story. The Most Dangerous Game on the other hand starts

  • Compare and Contrast

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    and contrasted even if the stories are in two completely different genres. When comparing stories like “Araby”, written by James Joyce, and “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, written by Flannery O’Connor, the reader can make direct comparisons and contrasts about how the authors are similar and how they differ. In regards to “Araby” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find” the reader can draw comparisons and see differences with the authors writing styles and the point of view the story is told. First of all

  • compare and contrast

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    published century, different ways to create the story. It seems like different, but it’s the same in some way. As a result, I compare and contrast “The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Andersen and “Ladder to The Moon” by Maya Soetoro-N G, illustrated by YuYi Morales. These two books seem like differently, but it has the same issue, same message to the reader. After I compares these two books together, I figure out the same message for this life are family love is really important on peeson’s life

  • compare and contrast

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    has a subject matter relating to the title of the chapter. Each chapter has its own theme brought into the works, but each piece of writing I’ve read told its own spin of the subject creating it’s own theme. In the paragraphs below, I will compare and contrast the difference between the themes they all portray. I’ve chosen to limit myself to only poems, because I feel that the little that is said makes it easier for me to grasp an image to what is being said and also helps to build the story more

  • Compare and Contrast

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    The Metamorphosis and MSND manifest similar elements that are made evident throughout. Ovid was venerated by Shakespeare in his works. During the development of MSND, Shakespeare utilized Ovid’s Metamorphosis. Through his work in MSND, influence taken from Ovid’s Metamorphosis is illustrated through the plot and characters. The four lovers in MSND closely resemble Apollo and Daphne with their personas and objectives. MSND’s plot resembles that of Ovid’s through the play’s use of allusion. Love is

  • Compare and Contrast

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    The ultimate goal in life is to find love. Both “Senior’s” by Alberto Rios and “Last Night” by Sharon Olds present a theme that sex is not love. Yet, “Senior’s” shows how a person’s view of sex and love changes with maturity, while “Last Night” tells that love does not come with sex. The poem “Last Night” by Sharon Olds is about a sexual experience that she had. In the article, “Sharon Olds” the author states, “Olds is known for writing intensely personal, emotionally scathing poetry which graphically

  • Compare and Contrast

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    Hansel and Gretel is the tale of two children who get lost in the forest, and stumble upon a house made of sweets, where a witch resides. They are tricked into staying with the witch, before she shows her true colors, and tries to eat Hansel. In the end Gretel outsmarts the witch, and cooks her in and oven and frees her brother. A simple story, with a simple resolution. What happens when take that simple story and add in a ton of violence, gore, swearing, and guns? You get Hansel and Gretel: Witch