English Essays

The good eart book report
The good eart book report The Good Earth Wung Lung’s last request, before passing away to be burried next to his wife, was for his sons not to sell the land he owned after his death. Yet the sons did not follow their father’s request and sold the land shortly after he died. Not only didn’t they follow their father’s last wish, but they also disrespected him and his efforts to keep the land all these years. The sons were looking for a suitable buyer, and...

The judges wife
The judges wife Fulfilling Ones Desires The struggle for freedom is a universal issue that all people must go through. People are always looking for freedom, whether it is little things such as trying to get more freedom from your parents or freeing yourself of inner demons, which is what Isabel Allende writes about in the “The Judges Wife”. The two main characters, Nicolas Vidal and Casilda are both trying to find freedom from their inner demons and fight th...

The Stranger
The Stranger In The Stranger, Albert Camus portrays Meursault, the book’s narrator and main character, as aloof, detached, and unemotional. He does not think much about events or their consequences, nor does he express much feeling in relationships or during emotional times. He displays an impassiveness throughout the book in his reactions to the people and events described in the book. After his mother’s death he sheds no tears; seems to show no emotions. ...

The Sun Also Rises Response
The Sun Also Rises - Response The Sun Also Rises [I cannot express to you how glad I am that I am taking this class. I am thoroughly enjoying Hemingway. The Sun Also Rises is one of the best books I’ve read in quite a long time. For a while there, I was, for God knows what reason, taking Physics and Chemistry and Biology. It is really an adventure to be back with books and words and reading. I am also amazed that I never could read more of Him when it wasn’t an assig...

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway The Sun Also Rises The remarkable thing about the book was its liberal use of dialogue and how Hemingway used it to carry the reader through the book. There was no plot in the book in the sense that there was no twists, intrigue, or goals for any of the characters and the dialogue was the only thing that moved the reader through the book. Hemingway used so much dialogue that it was difficult at times to follow who was saying what, but I be...

The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises In Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, Jake Barnes is a lost man who wastes his life on drinking. Towards the beginning of the book Robert Cohn asks Jake, “Don’t you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you’re not taking advantage of it? Do you realize that you’ve lived nearly half the time you have to live already?” Jake weakly answers, “Yes, every once in a while.” The book focuses on the dissolution of the post-war ...

The Swimmer by John Cheever
The Swimmer by John Cheever John Cheever’s story “The Swimmer” depicts a protaganist, and the society that has nurtured him, as lacking in seriousness and responsibility. Neddy, the bewildered protagonist, represents a society satirized for centering its values on social status and materialism. During the course of Neddy’s journey, the illusions he has constructed about his life are stripped away, and in the process the truth behind his society is realized. In unveili...

The Tao of Pooh
The Tao of Pooh What Does Pooh Eat for Breakfast? “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said piglet at last, “What’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said. The dialogue above was taken from the book, “The Tao of Pooh” by Benjamin Hoff. These lines contain an...

The Tenth Man by Graham Greene
The Tenth Man by Graham Greene The book The Tenth Man by Graham Greene takes place in France in the 1940s during the German occupation of France during the second world war. It starts of in a German prison with the narrator talking about the prisoners singling out two specific characters, the Mayor of Bourge and Pierre an engine driver. Through a situation concerning these two we are introduced to the main character, Jean-Louis Chavel who changes his last name to Charlot. The na...

The Terminal Man by Crichton
The Terminal Man by Crichton The Terminal Man was about the neuropsychiatric section of a hospital doing a breakthrough surgery to help reverse the effects of psychomotor epilepsy. The patient’s name was Harry Benson. Harry had psychomotor epilepsy because he hit his head in a car accident and it resulted in brain damage. Harry was a good subject for the operation because he was brilliant, being a computer programmer with top level government security clearance. The type o...

The Terrible Trins
The Terrible Trins What the book is about: The book is about a mother mouse named Dolly and three baby mice named Thomas, Richard and Henry. Together they try to defeat the cats in the farmhouse where they live. The mice are taught by their mother on what not to get into like mouse traps and poison. First the mice want to get the white cat out of the house and then the black one. Thomas, Henry and Richard scare the white cat out of the house by shaking up his nerves and the get ...

The Things They Carried 1
The Things They Carried The Things They Carried Lieutenant Jimmy Cross and his platoon of seventeen are fighting in the Vietnam War. They all come from from different places, but share one common goal. This goal is to fight with honor and dignity, and never show weakness or vulnerability. Men carried things to war, that represent their personalities. For example: Ted Lavender is scared all of the time so he carries tranquilizers. Men carried things according to their rank and ...

The Things They Carried 2
The Things They Carried THE THINGS THEY CARRIED (by Tim OBrien) The Things They Carried is a collection of stories about the Vietnam War that the author, Tim OBrien, uses to convey his experiences and feelings about the war. The book is filled with stories about the men of Alpha Company and their lives in Vietnam and afterwards back in the United States. OBrien captures the reader with graphic descriptions of the war that make one feel as if they were in Vietnam. The chara...

The Tigers Daughter
The Tiger’s Daughter In a society which can not handle change, one choice or transition can trigger disaster. People and places can transform in a matter of moments leading individuals to seek stability and acceptance from others. A strong inner self is necessary in order to surpass difficult changes in life. In the novel, The Tiger’s Daughter, the author, Bharati Mukherjee, shows how recurring transitions in one’s life can lead one to discover his or her inner self...

The Time Machine
The Time Machine In The Time Machine, H.G Wells depicts the workings of a Capitalist society very well. His representations of the classes might be subtle, but the Morlock is an obvious attempt at representing the lower class on several levels. The upper classes in history have been very scarred of the size and capabilities that the lower classes hold over them. The very notion that the Morlocks are underground not only puts them physically under the Eloi’s but also represents...

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet In the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo lives in a world “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean”, and where prejudice actions literally lead to human destruction. This play was not only one of a love tragedy, but one of human life and morals. From start to finish Shakespeare makes the audience feel for the characters, as though they were part of our o...

The Value of a Name
The Value of a Name In Haig Bosmajian’s essay, “The Language of Oppression,” he speaks of the value of a name. “To receive a name is to be elevated to the status of a human being; without a name one’s identity is questionable.” A human being is defined by his name. Without a name no one knows who he is, for he has no identity. However, a name can also be “used as a curse.” Language can lead to the dehumanization of human being...

The War Between The Classes
The War Between The Classes In the book The War Between The Classes, the theme of the book was to teach the reader through the characters the ways to overcome the prejudices of society. Through the characters the author showed that people could still unite despite their ethnic background or class. It showed how males and females are treated differently just because of their sex. For example, when that had the Tek’s or male beauty contest the guys really started to realize how ...

The Western Frontier
The Western Frontier The Western Frontier and the Changes that took Place The frontier was land that had been untouched in the Western United States by white mans laws and way of life. As time passed, and the population grew on the frontier, and changes took place. Basic ways of life changed. Religious beliefs, laws, and regulations were challenged and adapted to the new settings. Each of these novels, The Pioneer, A New Way Home-Who’ll Follow, & Hope Leslie, take a...

The Redundancy of English Class
The Redundancy of English Class In high school how many times did you have to write an English essay or some other assignment and ponder its meaning? How many times have you asked yourself, “What good is this essay going to do me later?”, or if you thought, “Boy, I am sure glad I wrote that essay on peanuts.”. If you were a normal student you would question the relevancy and importance of every painstaking assignment, and most of the time grudgingly do it anyway grindi...

The Remains of the Day Dignity
The Remains of the Day - Dignity The novel contains a recurring theme of dignity. This theme is stated and restated throughout the novel. Define dignity and then consider the author’s intention and conclude with your own explanation of the quality of dignity. Portfolio Essay: The Remains of the Day Dignity, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is “a composed and serious manner/style, the state of being worthy of honour or respect”. In the novel,...

The Renaissance 02
The Renaissance 02 The Renaissance, which began in Italy in 1300s, was one of the largest periods of growth and development in Western Europe. The increase in trade caused an abundance in wealth that resulted in the focusing of the arts. Such things as literature, paintings, sculptures and many more works are known to have blossomed from the period known as the Renaissance. Many other important occurrences, such as the Reformation and split of the Roman Catholic Church, caus...

The Road Not Taken
The Road Not Taken Choices are never easy and people face multitudes of them in their lifetime. Some decisions to these choices are clear while others are sometimes more difficult to achieve. The poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is a first person narrative tale of a monumental moment in the speaker’s life- Frost can be considered the speaker. Frost is faced between the choice of a moment and a lifetime manifested in his poem. Walking down a rural road the ...

The Road not taken by Robert frost
The Road not taken - by Robert frost A Traveler Chooses Their Path Robert Frost, the author of “The Road Not Taken,” writes about how a person must choose his or her own path in life. Everyone is a traveler, who must choose how to live his or her life. This poem demonstrates Robert Frost’s belief that the road a person chooses to follow in their life will define what kind of person they will become, and how fulfilling their life will be. He describes the choice as difficul...

The Role of Society
The Role of Society Elizabeth Li July 29, 2000 American Short Stories Essay The Role of Society It is without doubt that society is an integral part of our lives, as demonstrated in the stories ¡°A White Heron¡± by Sarah Orne Jewitt, ¡°He¡± by Katherine Anne Porter, and ¡°There will come Soft Rains¡± written by Ray Bradbury. At first glance, these stories seem to have little in common, yet there is one main thread that weaves them together, and that is¡ªthe ...