English Essays

The Abstract Wild
The Abstract Wild Jack Turner�s The Abstract Wild is a complex argument that discusses many issues and ultimately defends the wild in all of its forms. He opens the novel with a narrative story about a time when he explored the Maze in Utah and stumbled across ancient pictographs. Turner tells this story to describe what a truly wild and unmediated experience is. The ideas of the aura, magic, and wildness that places contain is introduced in this story. Turner had a spiritu...

The Accidental Tourist
The Accidental Tourist The logo on the front of all Macon\'s travel guides is a picture of a winged armchair and Macon\'s wife Sarah believed that this was not only the logo for The Accidental Tourist books, but for Macon himself. Julian describes metaphor of the winged armchair as \"while armchair travelers dream of going places, travelling armchairs dream of staying put\", and Macon does his best to help his readers feel as if they have never left home. He advises them on the best places t...

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Society And The River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain develops criticism of society by contrasting Huck and Jim�s life on the river to their dealings with people on land. Twain uses the adventures of Huck and Jim to expose the hypocrisy, racism, and injustices of society. Throughout the book hypocrisy of society is brought out by Huck\'s dealings with people. Miss Watson, the first characte...

The Adventures of Huckleberry
The Adventures of Huckleberry Many changes violently shook America shortly after the Civil War. The nation was seeing things that it had never seen before, its entire economic philosophy was turned upside down. Huge multi-million dollar trusts were emerging, coming to dominate business. Companies like Rockefeller�s Standard Oil and Carnegie Steel were rapidly gobbling up small companies in any way possible. Government corruption was at what some consider an all time high. �The Rich Man...

The Aeneid
The Aeneid Love and Suffering The Aeneid by Virgil and Inferno by Dante are both works centering around adventures. In both of these adventures, love is intertwined with suffering. Why are love and suffering connected as such? In The Aeneid, Aeneas suffered a great deal and then was fated to lead his people to Italy and Rome. Aeneas "marries" the Queen of Carthage, Dido, who eventually kills herself out of despair. In Inferno, Dante is taken on a divine mission to see the depths...

The African Queen
The African Queen THE AFRICAN QUEEN Short Summary: \"The African Queen\" is the tale of two companions with different personalities who develop an untrustworthy love affair as they travel together downriver in Africa around the start of World War I. They struggle against the climate, the river, the bugs, the Germans and, most of all, against each other. In the course of much misery, they develop love and respect for each other. Detailed Summary: In September 1914, the German oc...

Tender mercies
Tender mercies “Tender Mercies,” written by Horton Foote, is a screenplay, which presents to the reader ordinary people, who are trying to live decently in an unpredictable and violent world. The reader comes to be aware of many dramatic scenes where the central characters have come to experience many complex but yet fascinating situations in their lives. Reading this screenplay the reader will come to acknowledge one of the centralized themes in “Tender Mercies,” w...

Tenets of Wordsworth in Resolution and Independence
Tenets of Wordsworth in Resolution and Independence Romanticism officially began in 1798, when William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge anonymously published Lyrical Ballads. This work marked the official beginning of a literary period which had already begun many years before 1798. A work is defined to be of a certain period by its characteristics, therefore to be considered a Romantic work, the work must contain aspects which are termed "Romantic." A few typical "Romantic" aspects ar...

Tennessee Williams Outcasts in His Plays
Tennessee Williams - Outcasts in His Plays More than a half century has passed since critics and theater-goers recognized Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) as an important American playwright, whose plays fellow dramaturge David Mamet calls "the greatest dramatic poetry in the American language" (qtd. in Griffin 13). Williams's repertoire includes some 30 full-length plays, numerous short plays, two volumes of poetry, and five volumes of essays and short stories. He won two Pulitzer Prizes (...

Tension and violence
Tension and violence Introduction The purpose of this essay is to study various kinds of tension and violence existing between men and women in short stories Her Table Spread by Elizabeth Bowen, Rope by Katherine Anne Porter and The Time of Death by Alice Munro. In my essay I will view the character features of the principal characters seen mainly from the point of view of the opposite sex. It's my intention to show that the author's sex influences the contents of the short stories. I,m al...

Tess Fatalism
Tess - Fatalism If written today, Tess of the d'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy may have been called Just Call Me Job or Tess: Victim of Fate. Throughout this often bleak novel, the reader is forced by Tess's circumstance to sympathize with the heroine (for lack of a better term) as life deals her blow after horrifying blow. One of the reasons that the reader is able to do so may be the fatalistic approach Hardy has taken with the life of the main character. Hardy writes Tess as a victim of Fate...

Tess 2
Tess 2 Tess of the D’Urbervilles Throughout the novel, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Hardy focuses on the life of Tess Durbeyfield. Starting out as a young, innocent girl, Tess matures throughout the book to become a powerful woman who was capable of thinking for herself. Furthermore, she was also intelligent enough to realize her importance as an individual. At the beginning of the novel, Tess was portrayed as a young girl with too much responsibility for her age. She was s...

Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver explores the psychological madness within an obsessed, twisted, lonely individual, who misdirectedly lashes out with frustrated anger and power like an exploding time bomb at the world which has alienated him. Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), an enigmatic, loner enters into the personnel office of a cab company. He applies as a driver in the taxi company to drive the taxi night shift, because he is an insomniac: "I can't sleep nights" and he finds nothing meaningf...

Techniques of william shakespe
Techniques of william shakespe Writing Style The English language, as we know it in the modern world has changed dramatically since the dawn of the Elizabethan era. Shakespeare and many other writer's of his time looked towards the English language as alive and changing. They did not consider it fixed for all time in a set of correct and unbreakable rules. Thus, he experimented freely with sentence structure and vocabulary to create "special effects". He also used various literary devices...

Television Drama
Television Drama The viewer positioning in television dramas play a very important and critical part in how the drama is portrayed to the audience, and hence this gives an idea on how successful the show will be. Dawson�s Creek is a relatively new TV drama aimed at teenagers and the issues they face and have to deal with in society today. The viewer positioning, in relation to the show�s themes, construction and values will be discussed and analysed. The �Pilot� episode (first epi...

Tell tale heart critical analy
Tell tale heart critical analy The Tell Tale Heart is a story, on the most basic level, of conflict. There is a mental conflict within the narrator himself (assuming the narrator is male). Through obvious clues and statements, Poe alerts the reader to the mental state of the narrator, which is insanity. The insanity is described as an obsession (with the old man’s eye), which in turn leads to loss of control and eventually results in violence. Ultimately, the narrator tells his s...

Tempest Character Analysis
Tempest Character Analysis William Shakespeare\'s last play The Tempest is a story about Prospero (the rightful duke of Milan). He is betrayed by his brother Antonio and left on a ship with his daughter Miranda to die. Only things are not going according to plan and Prospero and Miranda arrive on an island. Prospero is seeking his revenge. Coming back from a wedding in Africa a ship containing Prosperos enemies is attacked by the tempest and scatters its passengers about the island. Prospero...

Tempest a look at reality and
Tempest a look at reality and Gonzalo states: "We are people of our own minds and no one else’s," by this Gonzalo is telling everyone that no one can control what someone sees or does. This is true unless one is using magic to alter the minds and reality of anyone under the influence of magic. In the Tempest, by William Shakespeare, Prospero uses magic to alter the reality and delude the minds of characters. Love or guilt is a form of magic that naturally occurs in one’s life....

Temptations of odysseus
Temptations of odysseus Temptations of Odysseus Odysseus: a hero in every way. He is a real man, skilled in the sports, handy with a sword and spear, and a master of war strategy. Most of the challenges and adventures in his return voyage from Troy show us this even if we had no idea of his great heroic stature and accomplishments in the Trojan war. I found in my reading of the Odyssey that most of the trials the gods place upon him are readily faced with heroic means. These challenges...

Taming of the Shrew
Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew written by William Shakespeare depicts the common roles of men and women in the early seventeenth century. Shakespeare writes of Petruchio and Kate, a male and female who sharply oppose each other. Petruicho must "tame" his wife Kate without breaking her true inner spirit. Shakespeare touches on Kate�s changing character and allows her to undergo three phases: Kate�s character in the beginning, the metho...

Taming of the shrew (play revi
Taming of the shrew (play revi The Taming of the Shrew Keeping within the imaginative boundaries of human life, without becoming overly outlandish, the comedy demonstrated in the play was often sardonic, lighthearted, and always entertaining. The comedy revolves around a group of men and the conflict that ensues between them in the battle to win the heart of a wealthy man's beautiful and gentle daughter, Bianca. These men disguise themselves, assume false occupations, and even hi...

Taming of the shrew 2
Taming of the shrew 2 For the sixteenth century “The Taming of the Shrew” was extremely controversial. It portrays an independent young woman who falls in love with the only man she does not scare. For women to voice such strong opinions was considered extremely crude. Today we recognize it as wrong to stop anyone— regardless of their religion, race or gender— from speaking their piece. “The Taming of the Shrew” should be taught in schools to show how soci...

Taming of the shrew 3
Taming of the shrew 3 The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare was one of the greatest poets of all time. What made him that poet? Why hasn’t he been forgotten? One answer was the fact that he wrote about ideas and concerns that remain close at heart with people of all cultures and backgrounds. His plays were not confined to local politics, and the ever changing religious practices of people at the time. Shakespeare sought a stronger base for his writings, a base that would n...

Taming of the shrew illusion v
Taming of the shrew illusion v Taming of the Shrew Illusion vs. Reality As a passing traveler in Padua, one could easily make superficial assumptions about the inhabitants. On the surface, Katherina seems like a vicious tiger that is angry at the entire world. Petruchio first appears like the type of man that anybody would like to have as a friend. At first glance, Bianca seems like a heavenly vision of beauty that any man would be lucky to have ...

Taronga vs children of the dust
Taronga vs children of the dust Taronga is a novel written by Victor Kelleher, which is set in Australia in 1987, two years after last days, a tragedy caused by Chernobyl. Similarly, the novel �Children of the Dust� written by Louise Lawrence is also about a disaster cause by a nuclear war, set in England. The weak are killed and the strong become stronger as the human race fights for survival. The themes, characters and relationships are similar and different in both novels. These two b...