English Essays

School documentaries
School documentaries How have schools been represented in the documentary “Summer Hill at 70” and Panorama “The Ridings School” and the BBC drama “Hope and Glory”? In this essay I will be writing about three television programmes two documentaries “Summer Hill at 70″ and the Panorama documentary “The Ridings School” I will also be writing about one drama “hope and glory”, which is a fictional BBC drama. “Summer Hill at 70̸...

Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson The quote that most provoked thought and emotion from within me comes from the essay “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. “To be great is to be misunderstood” was used by Emerson to explain the lagging growth of the conception of ideas and thoughts of his generation. Original and novel ideas were scorned by conservatives who believed the best method for learning was by repetition and memorization of proven classics ...

Sense and Sensability
Sense and Sensability Nietzsche “God Is Dead” Out of all the things I could have chosen to write about, for some reason “Twilight of the Idol’s’ caught my eye It was kind of a catchy title, and it was the last thing that Nietzsche wrote that had any merit before he went crazy, although some parts of his philosophy make me think that that isn’t entirely true. Nietzsche describes Twilight of the Idols as an exploration through the idleness of a psychologist, and...

Separation as a theme in frosts poetry
Separation as a theme in frost’s poetry The creation of borders and boundaries has been around since the beginning of civilization. The division of property and possessions among individuals establishes a sense of self-worth. The erection of fences and walls keeps property separate. Walls also serve as a means of separating worlds. Modern society demands the creation, and maintenance of these boundaries. In his poems, “The Tuft of Flowers,” and “Mending Wall,”...

Separation as a theme in robert frosts poetry
Separation as a theme in robert frost’s poetry The creation of borders and boundaries has been around since the beginning of civilization. The division of property and possessions among individuals establishes a sense of self-worth. The erection of fences and walls keeps property separate. Walls also serve as a means of separating worlds. Modern society demands the creation, and maintenance of these boundaries. In his poems, “The Tuft of Flowers,” and “Mending W...

Seperate peace
Seperate peace A Separate Peace The novel, “A Separate Peace” by John Knowles looks into the life of young men on the verge of adulthood. Some of them are not able to cope, while others deal with life and make the best of it. The novel does an excellent job of portraying life during World War II, as seen through the eyes of a young boy. The story takes place in Exeter, New Hampshire, in the Devon School. It opens during the summer of 1942. In A Separate Peace, the main chara...

Service learning
Service learning marketing plan By: bob E-mail: jntodd@hotmail.com Dr. 11/04/99 TR 2:30-3:45 Marketing Strategies Penetration Thomas Nelson uses different marketing strategies to penetrate the market to increase sales. The NKJV Bible is aggressively marketed when the product falls short of sales goals or the company is trying to break into a new market. They use strategies such as paying Christian music groups to encourage and sell the Bible while they are on tour singing. Th...

Setting and Character in Guy de Maupassant
Setting and Character in Guy de Maupassant It is difficult to believe that something as insignificant as a piece of string could cause a person to lose his mind and eventually die, but in Guy de Maupassant’s short story, The String, the reader is asked to accept such an extreme premise. De Maupassant masterfully uses the setting of a rural French town and it’s market-place to help reveal the character of everyday peasant Maître Hauchecome, thereby making the story believab...

Setting and Character in Guy de Maupassants The String
Setting and Character in Guy de Maupassant’s The String It is difficult to believe that something as insignificant as a piece of string could cause a person to lose his mind and eventually die, but in Guy de Maupassant’s short story, The String, the reader is asked to accept such an extreme premise. De Maupassant masterfully uses the setting of a rural French town and it’s market-place to help reveal the character of everyday peasant Maître Hauchecome, thereby making...

Sexuality in Wiseblood
Sexuality in Wiseblood That Heinous Beast: Sexuality In the novel Wiseblood, by Flannery O’Connor, one finds an unpleasant, almost antagonistic view of sexuality. The author seems to regard sex as an evil, and harps on this theme throughout the novel. Each sexual incident which occurs in the novel is tainted with grotesquem. Different levels of the darker side of sexuality are exposed, from perversion to flagrant displays of nudity. It serves to give the novel a bit of a mor...

Shane by Jack Schaefer
Shane by Jack Schaefer In Shane by Jack Schaefer, actions and attitudes develop archetypes of two important men. Through their triumphs and failures, Shane is characterized as of a hero and mentor, and Fletcher as a shadow. Shane expresses the qualities of a hero, both physically and mentally. Shane appears in the valley with matching pants and an elegantly worn out coat and a black dress hat. This hero is aristocratic and well dressed in order to convince the reader that he is...

She didnt give in
She didnt give in Honey wake up, its time” Sara stood there in shock. She had never seen her mom that way. Her mom had said in her warm, soothing voice, “ Honey its going to be fine, we are moving to a better place.” From then on Sara’s life became a quick flash of an endless nightmare. Being peer-pressured into a new school was definitely not easy for Sara. Her main concern was friends. It seemed as though she would do anything to fit in and be like the rest. The first ...

Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason
Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason A Broken Wing What is it like to be free? Bobbie Ann Mason, the author of “Shiloh” puts Norma Jean Moffitt through different tests in her life before she can find her freedom. Mason introduces us to a character who yearns to be free from her husband and mother. Throughout Norma Jean’s life she has dealt with many difficult and trying times that sometimes may not make sense to her and finally this thirty-four-year-old woman is ready to...

Siddhartha Reading Response
Siddhartha Reading Response It seems that at some point in our lives, we are taken over by some force, and are tricked into feeling like our desires, our destinies, whatever they may be, have fallen out of reach. Are dreams just a phase that you grow out of after childhood, are they for motivational use, to help us hold on to our sanity when we face each new day, or are they something more? It takes courage to leave behind whatever will slow you down and seek personal happines...

Silko
Silko White people will be the death of the world. Leslie Marmon Silko’s short story “Long time ago” explores this belief of the Laguna Pueblos the will be brought to an end by white people. She also touches on a more underlying theme which is a commentary on the topic of people trying to outdo each other and the destruction that can be caused by such actions. In “Long time ago,” the Indian witches do not realize until it is too...

Silver Locket
Silver Locket Margaret had been planning it for a long time. The more she thought about it, the more excited she got. Henry her husband had grown old and feeble. His insanity had grown with his age, and she grew tired of his mad antics. Retired, he was really of no use to her anymore, seeing how he wasn’t earning any money. She would gain more from him in death than in life. With the insurance money she would collect, she would have enough money to move to Jamaica and lay low ...

Robert Frost Poetry Emotional Barriers
Robert Frost Poetry - Emotional Barriers Emotional Barriers We all deal with our emotions in different ways. Some of us shout them out and some of us bottle them in. Whatever you choose to do is okay, as long as it helps you. Robert Frost chooses to touch on different ways of how he might react in an emotional situation in his three poems: “Mending Wall,” “The Road Not Taken,” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Each poem deals with h...

Robert Frost
Robert Frost It has been said many times that all men have a common bond, or a thread that joins them together. Robert Frost¹s poem ³The Tuft of Flowers² explores the existence of such a bond, as experienced by the speaker. In the everyday circumstance of performing a common chore, the speaker discovers a sense of brotherhood with another laborer. Frost contrasts a sense of aloneness with a sense of understanding to convey his theme of unity between men. To understand the s...

Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe Robinson was a young man of 18 and had a dream to be a sailor. He asked his father for permission. His father thought that he should stay home and take over the family business or study law. Robinson asked his father again to let him have just one sail. His father disapproved once more. One afternoon a shipped sailed in from the harbor. The captain of the ship was one of Crusoe’s friend’s, father. The captain invited Crusoe on a voyage to the English coast an...

Rock me hard
Rock me hard If Beale Street Could Talk follows the experiences of a young black couple in the late sixties or early seventies. Fonny and Tish grew up together on the same street and shared their lives. When Fonny is twenty-one and Tish eighteen, their friendship begins to mature into a loving relationship. As they explore their new love, they must also deal with an American society that is very cruel and unjust to blacks, especially black men. Police arrest Fonny for rape, on a...

Romanticism
Romanticism ROMANTICISM In the nineteenth century, the foundation of American literature had a profound change. This was called from Reason to Romance or Romanticism. With many contributions of famous writers such as Irving, Cooper, Bryant, and Poe composed the stories and poems which all of them had a great value in the American literature. What is the Romanticism and how dies it effect to the American literature? By taking some compositions from these writers, there will...

Romeo And Juliet The Friar
Romeo And Juliet - The Friar The Friar plays an important role in Romeo and Juliet. He is in the center of a plot that has many twists and turns. But do his actions make him a meddler or a helpful person? When looking deeper into the issue, you will see that despite the tragic ending to the story, his intentions were good. The Friar makes his first appearance in the play at the beginning of Act Two, Scene 3. During this scene feelings about his personality are developed. Sayi...

Romeo and Juliet 1
Romeo and Juliet “It is not so much the central characters of the play, Romeo and Juliet themselves, as the minor characters that are responsible for their tragic end.” I agree with this analysis to a high extent, but have also considered the other possible reasons why they died. The most commonly seen reason for Romeo’s and Juliet’s downfall would be the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. However, the over-looked, minor characters play an important role i...

Romeo and Juliet 1968 and 1996 Movie Comparison
Romeo and Juliet - 1968 and 1996 Movie Comparison William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a cherished piece of literature that has been remade into movies many times throughout history. The 1968 version and the controversial 1996 version give different perspectives of Shakespeare’s famous play. While the 1968 classical version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet should be appreciated, the modern version portrays the complexity of love in a fast-paced society by using narra...

Romeo and Juliet Capulet
Romeo and Juliet - Capulet Hamlet one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, where the young prince of Denmark must uncover the truth about his fathers death. Hamlet a play that tells the story of a young prince who’s father recently died. Hamlets uncle Claudius marries his mother the queen and takes the throne. As the play is told Hamlet finds out his father was murdered by the recently crowned king. The theme that remains constant throughout the play is appearance ve...