English Essays

Maggie
Maggie Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane is a short novel about a young girl and the people in her life. Despite its brevity, this book displays many significant themes that its author intertwines in the story plot. Such themes are determinism, hypocrisy, false morality, self-deception, and appearance verses reality. Maggie’s mother, Mrs. Johnson, is a symbol of hypocrisy in the story. She lost her husband, and had to raise her children by herself in po...

Maji Abstract in Heat and Dust
Maji Abstract in Heat and Dust She sat astride me. I couldn’t see her clearly in the dark, but she seemed larger than life and made me think of some mythological figure: one of those potent Indian goddesses who hold life and death in one hand and play them like a yo-yo. The quote is from the Narrator. She is talking about Maji, a friend of Inder Lal’s mother. Many villagers believe that Maji has certain powers (54). Initially, I think this quote is rather si...

Maltese falcon
Maltese falcon By: Crystal E-mail: Crystal_Sala@hotmail.com The Portrayal of the Characters in the Maltesse Falcon suffers from transistion to the Huston film. Spade is portrayed to have much more power in the Huston film than in the book. He seems to have more control over Brigid and the whole on going situation. First we see this when we enter the apartment of Spade. In the book we have the feeling that Spade’s apartment was small, “In his bedroom that was his living-ro...

Management
Management To me there is a basic concept and three basic premises of time management. Anyone wanting to “manage” time must really wrap themselves around these ideas. Not that I have fully completed this, but as I come closer to doing it, things become clearer. Do not just say “Yah, some good points”. But live them fully. From these basics I have tried to systematized time management so that it is simple, not onerous to do. These basics will help you with...

Manhattan Thirties Flash
Manhattan Thirties Flash The poem Manhattan Thirties Flash is exactly what the title states. It is a quick description of Manhattan in the 1930’s. The author, Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was a well-known firebrand, Ginsberg was a leader of the “beat movement” of the 1950’s and of the cultural and political protests of the 1960’s. He often writes about spiritual survival in a dehumanized, repressive society. You can see the dehumanization throughout the p...

Marijuana
Marijuana Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes in many different cultures. The purposes have changed over time to fit in with the current lifestyles. This pattern is also true in American history. The use of marijuana has adapted to the social climate of the time. Marijuana, whose scientific name is cannibis sativa, was mentioned in historical manuscripts as early as 2700 B. C. in China. (Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia, 1995). The cultivation o...

Marissa Pansoy
Marissa Pansoy Analysis of Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is one of the biggest problems facing our schools and businesses today. A week rarely goes by without a reminder of the pervasiveness of sexual harassment as a social problem. Sexual harassment is a growing problem in the government agencies, schools, and the corporations of the world; however, many corporations are now adopting new anti-harassment policies.(Conta) The definition of sexual harassment is any unwanted ...

Mark Twain
Mark Twain In Mark Twains’ books he relates himself to a characters by giving them some of his personal life and history. In the book The Adventures of Huck Finn, Mark Twain relates the most to the main character of Huck Finn. Mark Twain and the character Huck Finn have similarities in their lives, such as, Twain placing Huck on the river he grew up on, having Huck not be specific with his religious beliefs, and never staying in the same place for long. The main thing that s...

Mark Twains Controversial Masterpiece
Mark Twain’s Controversial Masterpiece Mark Twain’s Controversial Masterpiece Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, grew up on a Southern plantation inhabited with slaves, with whom he befriended. Such childhood relationships and experiences were the foundation of many of his novels. Twain’s work is characterized by “broad, often irreverent humor or biting social satire” (Encarta). His writing is also known for “realism of place and language, memorable...

Mark Twin
Mark Twin Mark Twain was one of the most popular and well-known authors of the 1800’s. He is recognized for being a humorist. He used humor or social satire in his best works. His writing is known for “realism of place and language, memorable characters, and hatred of hypocrisy and oppression” (Mark Twain 1). Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30, 1835. He was born on the Missouri frontier in a small log village called Florida. His parents had come to...

Marxism
Marxism I. Introduction II. Marxism A. Definition & Explanation B. Example: Economic Evolution III. Resource Mobilization Theory (RMT) A. Definition & Explanation B. Example: The Parliament versus the Crown IV. Institutional Theory A. Definition & Explanation B. Example: Social Change V. Conclusion Human relationships have always been dynamic. Change and ...

Lord of the Flies Christian Symbolism
Lord of the Flies - Christian Symbolism “The truth about man is not merely that he is, by nature, savage and afraid, but that he refuses deliverance, and murders the messenger of light”(Dick, “Criticism” 197). This view of our nature as human beings is based on the teachings of the Christian doctrine of original sin, a theory that has been used as a theme in many works of literature. One of these is William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies. Throughout the work, Go...

Lord of the Flies Comparison between Novel and Film Version
Lord of the Flies - Comparison between Novel and Film Version Many novels are so successful that producers can’t wait to adapt the story into a film. The majority of times, however, the original novel is much stronger than the movie because it is able to capture the emotions of each character, all the symbols and meaningful events. Due to the novel’s flexibility, readers are able to extend the use of their imagination. Similarly, this was the case with William Goldin...

Lord of the Flies Comparison of Ralph and Jack
Lord of the Flies - Comparison of Ralph and Jack Comparison of Ralph and Jack In a group, there are always people who come out with better qualities as a leader than others. The strongest people however become the greater influences that others decide to follow. Sometimes though, the strongest person is not the best choice. In “Lord of the Flies,” Ralph, though not a strong person, demonstrates a better understanding of people giving himself better leadership qualities...

Lord of the Flies Foreshadowing by Use of Various Conflicts
Lord of the Flies Foreshadowing by Use of Various Conflicts Lord of the Flies: Foreshadowing by Use of Various Conflicts By Liz Fitzpatrick lizfitz10@hotmail.com In the beginning chapters of Lord of the Flies, William Golding foreshadows action that will come in the eleventh and twelfth chapters. He does this by introducing various conflicts. These conflicts are Ralph versus Jack, weak, represented by Piggy, versus strong and Ralph, representing order, reas...

Lord of the Flies Microcosm Essay
Lord of the Flies Microcosm Essay contributed by Simpson Au, http://www.simpau.cjb.net Symbolism in Lord of the Flies The story, Lord of the Flies, has many interesting symbols relating adult society to kids surviving on an island. Many of the characters and items in this novel such as Jack or the conch can be interpreted on a macroscopic scale but the most important being this; a microcosm of children on an island makes a great symbolic message about human nature, society ...

Lord of the Flies Primitive Religion
Lord of the Flies - Primitive Religion “He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger… He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling… The face of red and white and black swung through the air…” In the novel Lord of the Flies, an account of primitive religion is evident in the behavior of the hunting party. Initially, we will explore chant and uniform action and it’s spiritual effects on the human mind and so...

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Flies by William Golding Pieces of the Puzzle: the Island as a Macrocosm of Man In viewing the various aspects of the island society in Golding’s Lord of the Flies as a symbolic microcosm of society, a converse perspective must also be considered. Golding’s island of marooned youngsters then becomes a macrocosm, wherein the island represents the individual human and the various characters and symbols the elements of the human psyche. As such, Golding...

Lord of the Flies defects of society
Lord of the Flies defects of society In reference to his novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding once stated that it was “an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature.” Throughout the novel, Golding depicts specific events to give relevance to his statement. Three of the defects he focuses on are: man’s abuse of power, man’s self-centered motives, and man’s destruction of nature. Both Ralph and Jack held leadersh...

Lord of the Flies symbolic interpretation
Lord of the Flies-symbolic interpretation The Lord of the Flies The world had witnessed the atrocities of World War II and began to examine the defects of their social ethics. Man’s purity and innocence was gone. Man’s ability to remain civilized was faltering. This change of attitude was extremely evident in the literature of the age. Writers, who through the use of clever symbolism, mocked the tragedy of man’s fate. One such writer was William Golding. An au...

Lord of the fies
Lord of the fies 1. Given that Piggy represents society and its rules, he must have found his situation on the island disturbing at the least. At first, there is no organized social structure of any kind; no position of leadership existed. There was an absence of rules. This must have been very disturbing to Piggy. Then, as the story progresses, a sort of chain of leadership emerges with Ralph being voted as “chief.” “Ralph raised his hand for silence. ‘All right. ...

Lord of the flies Role of Gender
Lord of the flies - Role of Gender What was it that caused the aggression and dominance exhibited by the boys of Lord of the Flies? Was it some metaphysical, spiritual force, or perhaps their genetic makeup? Could it have been the influence of their peers or families, or was it the media that inspired this dangerous pattern? Conceivably, their gender had something to do with this appalling trait. It all begs the question, would the same experiences have occurred had females been...

Lord of the flies and universal truths
Lord of the flies and universal truths Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies deals with universal truths because many of the characters have characteristics we can relate to which makes the book more interesting. One of the characters is Jack. Throughout the book Jack wants to be the leader of the boys on the island. Jack also does not like work. He likes to go out and hunt {Jack considers hunting as fun}, have parties, and do whatever he wants. We see this because he is neve...

Los vendidos
Los vendidos Los Vendidos means the sell-outs. All the characters in the play sold-out at some point during the play. The characters sold out both their races and their way of life. I would say that the person who sold out the most was the Mexican-American because he sold-out both his Mexican, his American heritage and way of life. He wanted to be perfect, so when he found that the Americans and the Mexicans had their flaws he sold them out. He now has to search for a new and pe...

Louisa May Alcotts Succes as an Adult and Childrens Author
Louisa May Alcott’s Succes as an Adult and Children’s Author Louisa May Alcott was a famous writer, who wrote in a variety of genres, ranging from fairy tales and fictional children’s stories to sensational Gothic thrillers for adults. She was born on November 29, 1832, in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and died on March 6, 1888, in Boston, Massachusetts. Alcott spent most of her childhood in Concord, Massachusetts where American writers, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry...