Elms Essays

  • Desire Under The Elms

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    “Desire Under the Elms” In “Desire Under the Elms”, by Eugene O’Neill, many uses of both biblical and mythological allusions can be seen. These allusions help add depth to the plot of the play by linking the play to other similar, well-known stories. Three of the best allusions are seen in Cabot’s talk about how God is a strong god, his talk about God being in the stones, and his telling Eben that he is blind as a mole. Cabot’s talk about God being a strong god is important to the story. He tells

  • Transformation of the Tragedy in Oedipus, King Lear, and Desire Under The Elms

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    Transformation of the Tragedy in Oedipus Rex, King Lear, and Desire Under The Elms Over the course of time, many things tend to transform significantly. Such is the case of tragic literature and the cathartic effect it has on the reader, which has deteriorated a great deal from Sophocles' writing of the true tragedy, Oedipus Rex. King Lear exemplifies partial decomposition of catharsis, whereas Desire Under The Elms epitomises an almost total collapse of the cathartic effect. It is assumed that

  • A Nightmare On Elm Street

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    the point of exhaustion, a new kid entered the block. The year was 1984 and it was time for a new villain to enter into the horror genre. A villain that was agile, intelligent, almost inviolable yet viscous, and by all means deadly. A Nightmare on Elm Street introduced the distinctive presence of Fred Krueger to the horror industry and to the audience. Freddy Krueger took the center stage and with him a new era of horror films began. This horribly scarred man who wore a ragged slouch hat, dirty red-and-green

  • Movie Industry: A Nightmare on Elm Street

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    this fear and people will go back for more, because they enjoy it. The Bogeyman will never die. He simply changes himself into a new situation. The Bogeyman is a personified consequence of any action that one takes. Works Cited 1) A Nightmare on Elm Street. Dir. Wes Craven. New Line Cinema, 1984. DVD. 2) Vidler, Anthony. The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1992. Print. 3) A Bogeyman With Supernatural Powers. By: McCabe, Nancy, Newsweek, 00289604, 10/17/2005

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Nightmare On Elm Street

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    Then it was dinner and baths and deciding who’s house we were going to stay at. This Friday we were staying at me house which was my favorite because I got a bed and didn’t have to sleep on the floor since I was the youngest. We watched Nightmare on Elm Street that night, another thing that came with being the youngest; you never get to pick the movie. I hated scary movies, they gave me nightmares and I our dad worked nights so we were going to be home alone. He kissed us goodbye

  • Genre

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    the modern tragedy by Eugene O'Neill, Desire Under the Elms, where the character playing the tragic hero is a farmer and it is difficult to determine which character is the true tragic hero. Yet all these plays are tragedies, despite their variations .  Another aspect of genre that makes the concept difficult to define is that there are parts of plays that fall into other genres. An example of this is seen in parts of Desire Under the Elms, such as the party scene at the Cabot home. Although

  • Influence of George Berkeley

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    watch’d Some broad and sunny leaf, and lov’d to see The shadow of the leaf and stem above Dappling its sunshine! And that walnut-tree Was richly ting’d, and a deep radiance lay Full on the ancient ivy, which usurps Those fronting elms, and now, with blackest mass Makes their dark branches gleam a lighter hue Through the late twilight… Coleridge’s preoccupation with light and the way in which it changes the perception of the object is what links this passage with the ideas

  • Desire Under The Elemmics

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    The Evolution of Tragedy in Oedipus Rex, Hamlet, and Desire Under the Elms There are many genres of literature. Because of the age of this genre, it stands to reason that many variations have occurred throughout the years to make it reflect that time period. The genre of tragedy tends to be considered great because it occurs during great periods of history, it is about great men, and it is written by great writers.> The evolution of tragedy and the characteristics of tragedy are exemplified

  • Compare and Contrast Comedy and Tragedy

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    characterize narration in tragedy. Hamlet exemplifies these characteristics throughout the storyline. Aristotle insists that tragedy should have the right ending, which generally means that it will have an unhappy ending. We see this in Desire Under the Elms when Eben and Abbie are taken away to jail for the crime. Characters in comedy and tragedy are generally quite different. Comic characters are (or used to be) lower class individuals (Aristotle, Goldsmith). Indeed this is the case with t

  • Imagery and Symbolism in David Guterson’s The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind

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    Imagery and Symbolism in David Guterson’s The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind In David Guterson’s anthology, The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind, characters are portrayed effectively and succinctly through the imagery of their surroundings. Many of his stories are symbolic in that they reflect relationships and feelings of characters. Guterson’s titles have a more complex and deeper connection to the story than is first apparent. They too are often symbolic of a main character

  • Analysis Of The Nightmare On Elm Street

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    One of my favorite film franchises is the Nightmare On Elm Street series. Freddy Krueger is one of modern horror’s most recognized, beloved and feared icons, with his trademark weathered fedora, burned skin, striped red-and-green sweater, and bladed glove. The lovechild of the late, great Wes Craven, Nightmare On Elm Street saved New Line Cinema from financial despair & was instrumental to their recovery, affectionately nicknaming the studio “The House That Freddy Built.” When you glimpse into this

  • Desire Under the Elms

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    "Desire Under the Elms" takes place on the Cabot farm in rural New England. The people in the play are low on the social ladder and not of noble birth or royalty. The subject matter is not mythological and the plot is serious and complex and throughout the play there is evidence of harsh and cruel treatment of the individuals by the Puritan society. The play shows unity of action and the events follow in a logical sequence. The play is based on the struggles of family members possessed by greed

  • A Nightmare On Elm Street Essay

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    In 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street was created and completely changed what was looked at as a “slasher villain”. In A Nightmare on Elm Street the viewer is introduced the evil omnipresent being known as Freddy Krueger. Freddy Krueger is a nightmareous malicious monster whose only purpose is to kill. He is the embodiment of fear and evil with immense power and abilities that some would dub as “Godlike.” In James Kendrick’s Razors in the Dreamscape: Revisiting A Nightmare on Elm Street and the Slasher

  • Movie Villains

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    revenge can turn innocent people in to cold blooded killers. The term used to represent villains is antagonist, or someone who opposes the protagonist or hero of the story. Movie villains are not just plainly the main enemy in a movie as in Nightmare on Elm Street series or on the Friday the 13th series, but sometimes it is just a little enemy, sometimes killed off, that is the villain. Sometimes the protagonist turns out to be the biggest antagonist in the story, like in the movie La Strata. Villains

  • The Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM)

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    the information are to process what the source is saying and in turn decide whether or not to go along with the idea. But what if people do not always process information, and what if they merely go with the crowd? The Elaboration Likelihood Theory (ELM) developed by Social psychologists Petty and Cacioppo, illustrates how persuasion, or the presentation of facts in order to move someone or thing a certain way, takes place. This model “analyzes the likelihood that receivers will cognitively elaborate

  • Slasher Movies: Female Victims or Survivors?

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    often male as female; in Happy Birthday to Me all but one of the killer’s victims are male. (90) In movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and Nightmare on Elm Stre... ... middle of paper ... ...a Hill. Dir. John Carpenter. Prod. Debra Hill. With Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence. Compass, 1978. Nightmare on Elm Street. Written and Dir. Wes Craven. Prod. Robert Shaye. With Robert Englund. New Line Cinema, 1984. Pinedo, Isabel Cristina. Recreational Terror: Women and

  • Lee Harvey Oswald

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    Many people agree with the Warren Commission in that Lee Harvey Oswald is the lone gunman. a. Give evidence as to why they agree. b. Tell why this evidence is wrong. C. The Grassy Knoll (Reason) 1. The grassy knoll was an area on the left side of Elm Street, where President Kennedy was shot (Hurt insert page). a. Give more general information on the grassy knoll area. 2. The grassy knoll, when the shooting began, was positioned in front of Kennedy’s limousine (Rubinstein 4). a. Describe the “head

  • Book Report On Cover Up

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    assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. was a very emotional time in our nation's history. This horrifying incident occurred on November 22, 1963, in a motorcade procession in Dallas, Texas. At 12:30 in the afternoon the procession was going down Elm Street in Dealy Plaza, when shots were fired. One struck President Kennedy in the throat and moments later a bullet tore apart his head. At 1:00 p.m., President JFK was pronounced dead. That same afternoon, Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested as a suspect

  • Oswald Didn't Kill Kennedy

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    (Jack Hill). Jean Hill, who was standing on the south side of Elm Street, had an excellent view of the presidential limousine, and, more importantly, an excellent view of the grassy knoll. Less than an hour after the shooting, she said “The shots came from the hill [the grassy knoll] – it was just east of the underpass.” Charles Brehm was an ex-soldier and another eyewitness to the assassination. He was standing on the south side of Elm Street and was behind and to the left of the limousine, when

  • Analysis Of O 'Neill's Desire Under The Elms'

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    As described above, in Anna Christie and Desire under the Elms, O'Neill shows strong resistance to paternity based on Puritanism, and he writes a prostitute lady to break it. In the 1920s, he was a writer with a rebellious spirit that confronts existing religions and values based on it. However, we cannot find such a spirit from the works written in the 1940s. From the Iceman Comes that he says it is the most outstanding play in the past work and special one for him, we can find the foolishness of