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  • The Monster Dorian Gray

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    In the Victorian era where vanity was the main attraction, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray gave insight into the true horrors that came of this sinful nature. Wilde was a very controversial figure and he meant to stir the pot when he wrote this disputed story. He believed that literature was not only meant for the imagination, but for the moral mind as well. In The Picture of Dorian Gray he depicts the importance of becoming a well rounded individual and also explains himself. In one

  • Jerusha Mccormack: Wilde's Fiction

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    The protagonist is not concerned with anything but himself and his appearance; he leads an easy life, made of parties and women. In the preface of the book we can find for instance, an accurate quote which defines Dorian Grey as an absolute

  • Occultism In Dorian Gray

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    and/or occultism in the two texts The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde and Dracula by Bram Stoker. Firstly, it is important to highlight the definition of occultism. The word occult means the study of the supernatural. In the Picture of Dorian Grey, the occult and religion are key factors in the novel. The novel highlights the occult because of the supernatural powers that are given to the painting and the unusual properties the painting has. Dorian Grey himself does not get older, but the painting

  • Analysis Of Hulk And Beowulf

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    Almost everyone has some type of an alter identity. Some alter identities may be obvious and others might hide them better. The Hulk’s alter identity/ego is Bruce Banner. Bruce transforms into the Hulk under emotional stress or his will power to accomplish things. When Bruce changes physically to a green muscular figure, he changes emotionally as well because he is living a double life. Comic heroes tend to disguise their hero identity because it may be based on their past, and what they want

  • Hunted: A Narrative Fiction

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    Prologue It is a time of darkness. The sun’s light casts over the hills of the earth, but then quickly vanishes. A time where trees become bare; the grey sentinels lifeless and brittle. The air cuts at your chest with every breath. It is the time of winter. Winter, in the northern lands of Falkreath, is a time of fear and struggle. The harsh winter sees no forgiveness as it is the ultimate test of survival. The folk who live in the northern lands of Falkreath have learned to cope with the

  • Medical Shows, Scrubs and Greys Anatomy Stand Above the Rest

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    their personal, rather than professional lives. Bill Lawrence’s television series Scrubs and Shonda Rhime’s television series Greys Anatomy share the theme of competition, Greys Anatomy is better because of Shonda Rhime’s use of character, point of view, and conflict. Scrubs main character is John Dorian or J.D played by Zach Braff. Greys Anatomy main character is Meredith Grey played by Ellen Pompeo. They both begin the series as staff interns who try to balance their personal lives with the demands

  • Historical People from the Victorian Era

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    The Victorian Era The Victorian era was when Queen Victoria ruled England from 1837 to 1901. This was a time when it culturally changed from rationalism from the prior era (Georgian period) toward “romanticism and mysticism with regard to religion, social values, and arts.” This was also a time of peace in international relationships and economic, colonial and industrial growth. The two most important in politics were the prime ministers Gladstone and Disraeli. Gladstone was a liberal and Disraeli

  • Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence

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    works . For instance, going out with friends, watching a movie, or doing anything for distraction. When people do these these kind of activities they feel happier and relaxed. Oscar Wilde, a famous novelist best known for his novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Grey” said “ I do not want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I

  • Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own and James Joyce’s The Dead

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    common end point. In each case, it is the cohesive, independent female identity that has the potential to dissolve the figure of the patriarch. The egotism and self-conciousness of Gabriel and Woolf’s patriarch alike are absorbed and replaced by a grey, impalpable, indifferent world. Both the outcome of Woolf’s reality and Joyce’s fiction are uncertain. The future is hopeful but may just prove a bleak continuation of the present. The fog and ambivalent snow may disperse and melt, and a system of

  • To what Extent has Gothic Literature Continued or Changed from the 18th Century to Present Day?

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    Gothic Literature’s origin is arguable as it is considered to be in Shakespearian periods or even in Chaucer’s period. Some think that it has originated in the “Dark Ages” preferably in the medieval ages. However, the idea of the originality of the Gothic Literature comes with the idea of it featuring in the 19th century predominately because there were certain themes evident in the 19th century’s period: for instance, science vs. religion, medicine and the theory of evolution (Charles Darwin), imperialism