English Essays

lord of the flies paper
lord of the flies paper In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the young boys stranded on the island form their own rules and society. Discuss the evolution of this group and the results as dictated by the decision they made. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the young boys stranded on the island formed their own rules and society. They decided to make one organized group with Ralph as the appointed chief. Eventually, the decisions they made caused them to divide in...

macbeths downfall 1
macbeth’s downfall Macbeth’s downward spiral People everyday are faced with decisions. The way one decides to act on these determines the outcome of the days in their life. In Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, the characters are develops so their decisions determine their fate. In the play, Macbeth’s downfall is influenced by the three witches’ prophecies, his wife Lady Macbeth, and the apparitions shown to him. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a...

mardi gras casual argument
mardi gras casual argument A BRIEF HISTORY MARDI GRAS Dating back to the feudal Middle Ages, Carnival Season is one of the various celebrations of the new Christian world, which replaced those, which we moderns label as pagan. In particular, Carnival is thought to have replaced the Roman feast of Lupercalia, celebrated for centuries on February 15th of the Julian calendar, in honor or Lupercus, a Roman pastoral god associated with Faunus (satyr). Although Lupercus derives from l...

maya i know why the caged bird sings
maya i know why the caged bird sings . Race Relations The reasons listed by the censors for banning I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings do not explain the widespread controversy around the novel. There is reason to believe that the question of the novel is in its poignant portrayal of race relations. This explains why the novel has been most controversial in the South, where racial tension is historically worst, and where the novel is partially set. Therefore, understanding the blata...

metamorphosis
metamorphosis Franz Kafka, one of the most influential writers of this century, was virtually unknown during his lifetime. His works, which were published by his friend Max Brod, after his death, have since been recognized as symbolizing modern man’s anxiety-ridden and grotesque alienation in an unintelligible, hostile, or indifferent world. Kafka is perhaps best known for his dark and edgy stories filled with fantastic settings and almost unbelievable characters, but was ...

miceandmen
miceandmen In the novel Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck illustrates the possibilities that life has and its effects on Lennie, Crooks and George. It shows a view of two outsiders struggling to understand their own unique places in the world. Steinbeck suggests humans have the natural potential to seek happiness although the potential can be fatal or harmful. Although Lennie does not have the potential to be smart, Lennie has the potential to be a hard worker. However, LennieR...

odyssey and aeneid
odyssey and aeneid The Odyssey’s book 11 and the Aeneid’s book 6 are very similar. In both of these books, the main character (Odysseus and Aeneas) is trying to get home. Odysseus is trying to get back to his home in Ithaca. While Aeneas is going to Italy to build a new home. On their way home both of them go to the underworld to seek advice. There Odysseus receives advice that he will reach home alone, if he does as directed. Aeneas is also told that he will reach home but ...

Women and Violence
Women and Violence Throughout motion picture history, women have experienced more transition in their roles, as a result of changing societal norms, than any other class. At first, both society and the movie industry preached that women should be dependent on men and remain in the home, in order to guarantee stability in the community and the family. As time passed and attitudes changed, women were beginning to be depicted as strong willed, independent minded characters, who wer...

Women in Jack Kerouacs On The Road
Women in Jack Kerouac’s On The Road On The Road: Women In order to understand the role of women in Jack Kerouac’s novel, On The Road, the following three things must be considered. Men need women to nurture them and support them. Secondly, women are angelic creatures that were to be admired for their beauty and the pleasures they can provide. Finally, although women are beautiful and necessities, they were treated like whores and sex objects by the men. The men in On Th...

Women in Sir Gawain
Women in Sir Gawain The Role of Women in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight One major theme in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” is the role that women have. This poem shows that women are not always as innocent as they seem, and yet they do have some kind of power over men almost all of the time. It is an easy to read “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” as a romantic celebration of chivalry, but Ruth Hamilton believes that “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ...

Women in Umuofian Society
Women in Umuofian Society Women in Umuofian Society “It is the woman whose child has been eaten by a witch who best knows the evils of witchcraft.” That simple saying can best relate to the experience of women in the Umuofian society. A person cannot truly hope to understand how things work unless he or she was there to experience it. And that can apply to learning a new language, a new culture or learning history. The perspective given from the book Things Fall A...

Women in Ywain
Women in Ywain In Chrétien de Troyes’ Ywain, women represent the moral virtue and arch of all mid-evil civilization. Women of this time had to be an object of love, which meant they had to have beauty, goodness, and be truthful. They had to be a representative of all chivalrous ideals. They also act as civilizing influences throughout the story. Women are put in the story to give men a reason for acting brave and noble. Men become knights in order to demonstrate to w...

Women in the West
Women in the West Women in the West Women were few and far between in the early west, and all came for differing reasons. Some women like Nellie Cashman were coming west looking for a husband or for quick wealth by herself whichever came first. Others such as Belle Star traveled the west in search of mischief and for the thrill of being a desperado. But no matter the reason they came, they all endured the same sort of dilemmas, whether married or single, a desperado, or a female...

Women in war
Women in war Women in War and How They Made a Difference Women who served in past wars were considered heroines, and were presented with many different, honorable awards. Women served many purposes during the war. Such as: nurses who amputated and helped soldiers, translators who spoke for the French, telephone operators who connected important phone calls to different places, and many more non-combat roles. A small amount of women were awarded the Service Cross, which wa...

Woolf
Woolf Both Virginia Woolf, in a speech addressing a graduating all women class, and Naomi Wolf, in her text The Beauty Myth, contemplate feminism from an economic viewpoint. While Woolf believes women need money and a room of their own to have economic independence, Wolf gives credence to the fact that the beauty industry is hindering the independence of women. Through male pomposity, the conventional lives of women, obsession with physical appearance, and the reality that beaut...

World Classics
World Classics Literary Classics Around the World 10-5-00 2nd hour Literary classics, while not always happy stories, demonstrate a character trying to better his life. All countries have their own type of literary classics; I read three books from three very different countries, France, England and Russia. In the books Emma by Jane Austin, The Stranger by Albert Camus and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo there is an underlying theme of eternal happiness. All over the world, pe...

Wounded
Wounded By Dani Elle Email: SlopeyBunkles@Juno.com We hear about gruesome things all the time. We are sympathetic for the people they happen to but then we shrug it off and move on. No one ever stops to think that those gruesome things could one day happen to us. I know I never did. I was molested by my grandfather when I was about eleven. I can honestly say I don’t remember my exact age or the date for that matter because I tried to block the whole incident out of m...

Writing process
Writing process Writing will be more manageable if you approach it as a multi-step process. In other words, you don’t have to focus on the final product when you first start a writing project. Thinking about the final product too early will only produce distress, not writing. Avoid thinking “How am I going to write five pages?” or “What am I going to do about my spelling problems?” or “How am I going to organize my ideas?” You will be ha...

Wuthering Heights Power of Fate
Wuthering Heights - Power of Fate Fate, a term which seems to appear every so often in the everyday world, can be a powerful force when dealing with the predetermination of events. Whether in the past, present or future, fate can change how things were, or are supposed to be. As William Jennings Byran, a famous military colonel, once said, “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is not a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing which is to happen....

Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights Set in England on the Yorkshire Moors in the 19th century, Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights is the story of lovers who try to withstand the separation of social classes and keep their love alive. The main characters, Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff grew up on a middle class English countryside cottage called Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff was the servant and Catherine the daughter of the owner of Wuthering Heights. As children, Heathcliff and C...

Wutherinng Heights
Wutherinng Heights ” Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from the knowledge of the old; and her strong, imperious will would never have been daunted by opposition or difficulty; never have given way but with life.” M. Heger on Emily Bronte.1 Throughout her life time, Emily Bronte was a self-imposed recluse from society, living in the confines of the hellish and quite savage moors of Yorkshire. It is in this isolation that she found the in...

Wyrd Analysis of the Novel
Wyrd - Analysis of the Novel This essay will discuss the novel Wyrd. It will explore some of the concepts that are found in the novel and attempt to extend the issues to a point at which they become more clear, and prove the assertion that, just as Wyrd is a fast moving narrative that spans continents and ages, it is a novel of ideas. Wyrd was, in length, a short to medium length novel that was written by Sue Gough. Briefly, it was the story of Berengaria, Saladin’s ...

YOUNG
YOUNG An allegory is a work of fiction where all the elements are subservient to a single theme by designating them as symbols of abstract concepts in order to portray that theme. The interaction between these symbols creates an explicit statement on human nature or human relationships, usually in moral, religious, or political terms. In “Young Goodman Brown”, Nathaniel Hawthorne creates an allegory that encompasses the whole of this definition. The most obvious ex...

Yellow wallpaper
Yellow wallpaper A Rose for Emily Characterization refers to the techniques a writer uses to develop characters. In the story A Rose for Emily William Faulkner uses characterization to reveal the character of Miss Emily. He expresses the content of her character through physical description, through her actions, words, and feelings, through a narrator’s direct comments about the character’s nature, and through the actions, words, and feelings, of other characters. Fa...

Young Goodman Brown 1
Young Goodman Brown Young Goodman Brown is the story that presents the struggle of one man, representing all Christians, especially as second-generation believers, in his Christian walk, because he placed his faith in other people rather than having a personal attachment to his religious convictions. This specific journey is being taken by Goodman Brown through the woods to have a confrontation with the devil and all things dark under the sun. He sets off, leaving behind his w...