English Essays

Romeo and Juliet Light Means Life
Romeo and Juliet - Light Means Life Light Means Life The beautiful song of the yellow-breasted lark is a signal that dawn has finally arrived after a lengthy period of darkess. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, light and dark imagery is used quite frequently. Darkness is seen as favourable to some characters in the play, as during the day, a raging feud between two opposing families in merciless. Night is a time when lovers can be together and meet in secret. Occasio...

Romeo and Juliet is a charcteristic of Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet is a charcteristic of Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (R&J) is very characteristic of a Shakespearean play because of its recurring themes, language and diction, and story of a tragedy. Much like Hamlet and The Tempest, Shakespeare incorporates themes such as family rivalries, father and daughter relationships, revenge, and obedience vs. disobedience. One theme that tips R&J off to be a Shakespearean play is the rivalry between and inside families. In R...

Rose for emily
Rose for emily Life is fickle and most people will be a victim of circumstance and the times. Some people choose not to let circumstance rule them and, as they say, “time waits for no man”. Faulkner’s Emily did not have the individual confidence, or maybe self-esteem and self-worth, to believe that she could stand alone and succeed at life especially in the face of changing times. She had always been ruled by, and dependent on men to protect, defend and act for her...

SYmbolism in Hawthorne
SYmbolism in Hawthorne Angel Zamot Composition and Rhetoric – DeShane November 10, 2000 Final Paper The Sins of the Father “Let me make you an offer you can’t refuse,” is the line usually associated with mafia-based movies or associated with extortionist. In a movie by director Frank Coppala known as The Godfather, this is a line that is well used by the head of a Sicilian family who are into this practice of extortion. Later on in the third segment of this trilogy...

Samuel Clemens
Samuel Clemens Samuel Clemens was born and grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. This was the home of his later characters Tom Sawer and Huck Finn. In these books he incorporated such features that really existed in Hannibal; features such as Holidays Hill, Bear Creek and Lover’s Leap. Clemens described the residents of Hannibal as happy and content with the lives they led in their small town. In his late teens, Clemens left Hannibal on a riverboat to become a printer in St. Loui...

Saras Secret
Sara’s Secret Moving to the big city was a big step for Sara. Her parents always warned her about the dangers of city life, but she never let the warnings hinder her decision. Her dream of a fast paced life has been with her for as long as she could remember, and nothing could change her mind. Sara was brought up in a small town about 200 miles from the city. This was a town in which everyone was friends with everyone, and most of the doors where never locked. Looking at t...

Sartys Point of View
Sarty’s Point of View Sarty’s Point of View William Faulkner elected to write “Barn Burning” from his young character Sarty’s perspective because his sense of morality and decency would present a more plausible conflict in this story. Abner Snopes inability to feel the level of remorse needed to generate a truly moral predicament in this story, sheds light on Sarty’s efforts to overcome the constant “pull of blood”(277) that forces him to remain loyal to his...

Satire in Huckleberry Finn
Satire in Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an acclaimed piece of work by one of America’s famous early writers, Mark Twain. Huckleberry Finn is looked upon as one of the great American novels of all time. The novel traces the story of a young man named Huckleberry Finn from conformity to the Southern way of thinking, to his own ideas. In the novel, Twain shows his opinion on certain topics by satirizes a variety of things such as the romantic mode, so...

Say Yes
Say Yes “If you were black…” “Say Yes” By Tobias Wolff The short story written by Tobias Wolff in 1985 entitled “Say Yes”, manages to remind us with mostly the written dialog of the story that there were and possible still are conflicts within society of whether Caucasians and African Americans should marry. What’s more, is the author also getting across the point that no matter how much we think that we know someone, we really don’t. Although the husband l...

Scarlet Letter
Scarlet Letter Essay How would you like to live in a time where you were to be as perfect as possible, with as little sin as possible? That is the way it was in the Puritan times. Puritans were supposedly the more pure and righteous religious group. In the Scarlet Letter and The Crucible there are many examples to show how they misrepresent the Puritan times. In the Scarlet Letter, the use of irony shows how the author thought of Puritans. Though he did not live in the Purit...

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson certainly took his place in the history of American Literature . He lived in a time when romanticism was becoming a way of thinking and beginning to bloom in America, the time period known as The Romantic Age. Romantic thinking stressed on human imagination and emotion rather than on basic facts and reason. Ralph Waldo Emerson not only provided plenty of that, but he also nourished it and inspired many other writers of that time. “Hi...

Raskolnikov
Raskolnikov crime and punishment By: Guerino Zambrano E-mail: nuts390@aol.com Crime And Punishment In real life humans are multidimensional not only physically but also in their actions and emotions. Majority of the time when it comes to any form of entertainment being it movies, plays, or books, the characters are flat, one dimensional. You don’t get a sense of which they really are the author in his writings portrays him in a certain light. Could be portrayed has the ...

Raves
Raves Imagine you are in your room and it’s about 1:00 in the morning. It’s pitch black outside and you’ve been lost for hours. There’s nothing good on the radio. You’re dying of thirst and you’re drenched with sweat. You’re just about to turn around and open your window for some fresh air and you hear it. The bass is in sync with your heartbeat and the lights are flashing everywhere. So you follow this music and you arrive at your destination: A rave. It is...

Raving
Raving Definition Paper So where is the new fashion of ‘phat pants’, “street warfare” t-shirts, and crazy hair coming from? It’s all coming from the new fad of raving. Raves have been in the St. Louis area since 1993. Now in the year of the Millennium, the fad has caught on to many of today’s youth. Raves have a short history that began in England, but know the whole world is listening to the electronic beat. Raves are the subculture of today. The first raves wer...

Reaction to Tuesdays with Morrie
Reaction to Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie is a phenomenal book. Lately I have been too busy to read books, so I have skimmed them, but when I started to read this book, I could not put it down. A strong student-teacher relationship is really unknown these days. In most instances it is a US against THEM mentality with the students being the US and the teachers being the THEM. In an education setting this can occur, when this wall is thrown up, there are too many o...

Realism In Death Of A Salesman
Realism In Death Of A Salesman Realism Realism is defined as an attempt to reproduce faithfully the surface appearance of life. ”Death of a Salesman” can be termed as a realistic play in many ways. The play has characteristics of an everyday-life situation. “Death of a Salesman” is almost equivalent to some families, in the way of Willy and Biffs disagreement on certain ideas. Willy is upset with Biff because he has not settled down and found a good job. As Happy a...

Realism and Naturalism in 20th Century American Fiction
Realism and Naturalism in 20th Century American Fiction American people and the authors among them were left disillusioned by the effects that World War I had on their society. America needed a literature that would explain what had happened and what was happening to their society. American writers turned to what is now known as modernism. The influence of 19th Century realism and naturalism and their truthful representation of American life and people was evident in post World ...

Realism in Poetry
Realism in Poetry Realism In literature realism is an attempt to describe human behavior and surroundings or to represent figures and objects exactly as they act or appear in life. Realism is concerned directly with what is absorbed by the senses. The poems, “‘Hope’ Is the Thing with Feathers” and “If You Were Coming in the Fall” by Emily Dickinson rare poems which were written in the realist time period. Realism is evident in the descriptiv...

Reasons That Lead Teenagers To Alcohol Abuse And Their Causes
Reasons That Lead Teenagers To Alcohol Abuse And Their Causes Alcohol abuse is one of the biggest drug problems and issues facing America’s youth today. Teen alcoholism is a one of the main issues concerning almost all communities, families and schools in America today. There are three main reasons that can lead a teenager to drink alcohol without taking into consideration its causes. Stress, peer pressure and media are these reasons. . The first reason teens drink ...

Red Badge of Courage
Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane traces the effects of war on a Union soldier, Henry Fleming, from his dreams of soldiering, to his actual enlistment, and through several battles of the Civil War. Henry Fleming was not happy with his boring life on the farm. He wanted to become a hero in war and have girls loving him for his glorious achievements in battle. He knew his mother would not like to see him go to war, but it was his decision to make. He d...

Relationship Between Jim and Laura
Relationship Between Jim and Laura Glass Menagerie: In high school, Jim was basically your all around nice guy. He was friendly to everyone, and an example of this is that he called Laura “Blue Roses”. He was being friendly when he nicknamed her that, but otherwise they didn’t really talk to each other. That was basically under the only circumstances that they actually talked. The only reason that Jim asked Laura what was the matter in the first place, was beca...

Relationships of female characters with male characters
Relationships of female characters with male characters Final Paper Hasib Hossain 5 / 9 / 2001 112-72-8712 English 192.2 Final Paper There’s a famous saying that goes like this: “Behind every great man, there is a great woman.” However, not all men are great. All men have flaws and women help men get through tough times and problems so they can come to resolutions. In the novels The Man Within, Lord Jim, and The Catcher in the Rye and in the m...

Report on the Great Gatsby
Report on the Great Gatsby Great Gatsby Two prevalent themes portrayed in The Great Gatsby are money and social status, both which coincide with the novel’s four settings: East Egg, West Egg, the Valley of Ashes, and New York. As Natania stated, these different locations are used to “show the absurdities of modern life,” as well as to dictate social class from the upper royal status of the East Egg community to the common folk of New York. Fitzgerald uses these settin...

Revelation
Revelation The story “Revelation” first introduces itself as a negative outlook on the Southerners way of life. The characters [Mrs. Turpin, “the pleasant lady,” the “white trash,” and the disturbed/silent Mary Grace] speak of African Americans as being a lower class and useful only when manual labor is involved. Later, however, the story twist into a belief that some people are worthy of God’s (and everyone else’s) praise simply because of their classification i...

Revenge in a Tale of Two Cities
Revenge in a Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities is a novel which takes place during the French Revolution. In this novel there are many characters who often have conflicts in their interactions. Sometimes these conflicts take place on a personal level and at other times they occur on a social level. There are many examples of revenge in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Madame Defarge takes revenge on Charles Darnay for the acts of his father and uncle. Madame D...