English Essays

Gullivers Travel
Gulliver’s Travel In 1726, the Anglo-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver’s Travels. Gulliver’s Travels was originally intended as an attack on the hypocrisy of the establishment, including the government, the courts, and the clergy, but it was so well written that it immediately became a children’s favorite. Swift wrote Gulliver’s Travels at a time of political change and scientific invention, and many of the events he describes in the book...

Gullivers Travels
Gulliver’s Travels In John Updike’s descriptive short story, A & P, Sammy’s personality is described in the way he reacts to his job and the people around him. We know that he is the narrator of the story and that he is telling it in first person. So, we are in his head in a sense. The story makes it easy for us to understand the way he thinks. We get that understanding through the way he describes and reacts to the other characters. Sammy is portrayed as an ave...

Gun Control In america today
Gun Control In america today Handgun Control From time to time, we read in the newspapers and see it on TV about young children die or are badly injured because their parents or other gun owners don’t store their firearms properly, and children find loaded guns, use them unintentionally on themselves or other children. Also those scary school and church shootings that shocked many people around the nation. Can you fathom a more horrible way to die than by a large-caliber b...

HEMINGWAY
HEMINGWAY “A Clean, Well Lighted Place” is one of Ernest Hemingway’s short stories that was written in 1933. Ernest Hemingway lived an extraordinary life. He was able to witness three wars and along the way, Ernest Hemingway became one of the greatest American novelists of the 19th Century, not to mention one of the greatest short story writers of any nation or period. Some of Ernest Hemingway’s best writing often deals with the tragic areas of man’s experience ...

HUCKLEBERRY FINNS NEGATIVE POTENTIAL
HUCKLEBERRY FINN’S NEGATIVE POTENTIAL Huckleberry Finn’s Negative Potential Although I disagree with the censorship of the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, I can note various reasons why administrators across the country proclaimed it a bad influence and took it off of their reading lists. Because the main character of the book, Huckleberry Finn, frequently participates in actions that are considered unacceptable for teaching to most of today’s ...

HUMAN NATURE IN LORD OF THE FLIES
HUMAN NATURE IN LORD OF THE FLIES William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” is a novel, which shows both the good and bad sides of human nature. These sides are shown through the many conflicts, which occur during the story. Firstly, there are the minor conflicts, eg the starting conflicts between Jack and Ralph, which was mainly due to their rivalry. However, these minor conflicts led to brutal violence and even death. Apart from violence, conflict played a role at another le...

Hamlet Animal Imagery
Hamlet - Animal Imagery In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, animalistic imagery is seen throughout the play and intertwines many characters. There are two main types of animalistic behaviors seen in the play. First there are the common predator-prey relationships that are visible in all animalistic societies. In the animal kingdom there is a food chain where some smarter or more cunning animal hunts or tracks down the weaker animal, thus a predator-prey relationship. Second...

Hamlet Destiny
Hamlet - Destiny In Shakespeare’s tragic tale of Hamlet, destiny is viewed as a predetermined course of events, which lead to the outcome of one’s future. Morals, values and beliefs reflect one’s destiny, since they affect the decisions and choices that are made. Based on experience and development of knowledge one discovers their likes and dislikes. These discoveries lead to certain goals, fears, dreams, desires and expectations that one would go to any ext...

Hamlet To Kill or not to Kill
Hamlet To Kill or not to Kill Hamlet is arguably one of the best-written plays of William Shakespeare. Within every great piece of literary art, there is a climax, or a moment in the story where it reaches its peek. In Hamlet, there are three scenes that can be debated as the turning point. These scenes are, “a play-within-a-play,” “the prayer scene,” and “the scene from Gertrude’s room.” In each of these scenes there is an intense moment which, depending on th...

Hamlet and Elizabethan Revenge
Hamlet and Elizabethan Revenge Clay Garland ENGL1102 Greavu-Comely November 28, 2000 Elizabethan Revenge Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, very closely follows the dramatic conventions of revenge in Elizabethan Theatre. All revenge tragedies stem from the Greeks, who wrote and performed the first plays. After the Greeks, came Seneca, who had profound influence on all writers of Elizabethan tragedy. Seneca, who was Roman, sets all of the basic guidelines for revenge...

Freedom Gives Adolescents a Sense of Responsibility
Freedom Gives Adolescents a Sense of Responsibility People throughout time have always strived for freedom and the ability to be able to make their own decisions without the interference of any outside source. The freedom of choice has been the cause of many wars. This freedom is just as crucial on the individual level as well, especially for me. I have learned that the freer I am to make my own choices, the more responsibilities I learn to accept. There are a numerous amount of...

Freedom for Spinoza
Freedom for Spinoza Freedom for Spinoza There are some ways that one can get to freedom from Spinoza. Some of the characters in The Fixer by Bernard Malamud tried in many ways to gain freedom. One of Yakov’s obstacles was the fact that he was a Jew. Spinoza taught that if we become creators of our future and cease to be the slaves of our past, then one could find freedom. Also, if one knows and exists free from uncontrolled passion, then that one is also free. Here are some ...

Freedom
Freedom As with any government, there is the necessity of an economy, or else the government would fail because economy is one of the basic necessities of a government. With a democracy like we have in a country of our size, managing this economy becomes a big problem. One important factor is; In a country based on freedom, how much are we willing to give up to keep the economy stable? None? A little bit? All of it? The answer is not as simple as any of those. If nothing is give...

Freud and Dreams
Freud and Dreams Freud and Dreams Dreams have been objects of boundless fascination and mystery for humankind since the beginning of time. These nocturnal vivid images seem to arise from some source other than our ordinary conscious mind. They contain a mixture of our own personal identity, which we recognize as familiar along with a quality of another side of a person that has yet to be explored. The bizarre and nonsensical characters and plots in dreams point to deeper mean...

Friedrich Nietzche
Friedrich Nietzche Friedrich Nietzche was born in Rocken. He spent much of his time alone, reading the Bible. Nietzsche’s father died in 1849. The young man withdrew deeper into religion. Friedrich received a scholarship to Schulpforta, an elite prepatory school with only 200 students, in October 1858. The scholarship as intended to fund Nietzche’s training for the clergy. His mother, Franziska, and his young sister, Elizabeth, are dedicated to Friedrich’s success, c...

From Pride to Prejudice
From Pride to Prejudice From Pride to Prejudice “Pride is defined as high or too high opinion of one’s own dignity, importance or worth; the condition or feeling of being proud; a noble sense of what is due to oneself or one’s position or character; self respect; self esteem. The definition of prejudice is; an opinion, usually unfavorable, which is formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason; a disadvantage resulting from some judgment or action ...

Gangs in Todays Cities
Gangs in Today’s Cities Gangs in Today’s Cities Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today’s cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings’ personal ...

Gatsbys Mask
Gatsby’s Mask Daniel Taylor Color Symbolism in The Great Gatsby Color symbolism was really popular in novels written during the 1920’s(Microsoft Encarta). One good example is Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. There is a lot of color symbolism in this novel, but there are two main colors that stand out more than the others. The colors green and white influence the story greatly. Green shows many thoughts, ideas, attitudes, and choices that Gats...

Gender equality
Gender equality In today’s modern society there are roles that need to be fulfilled by both the husband and the wife, not necessarily ones that are traditionally associated with that gender. Nowadays a family cannot function properly and efficiently with one person acting as the breadwinner and also trying to run the family at the same time. It is traditional that the husband would be the hunter-gatherer, breadwinner figure and that the wife would stay at home and cook, cl...

Gender
Gender Gender Where does the word Gender stand these days? What does it mean, and how important is it in our society? Men need women, and so do women. You can never imagine how great full I am to my mother for bringing me to this world; on the other hand, I could never forget that my father was also part of it. I was brought up in a house where my mother stood next to me, took care of me, fed me, and loved me. Sometimes, she used to spend her entire day in t...

Genetic Modification
Genetic Modification Animal Experimentation What is animal experimentation? Scientific researchers use animal experimentation for biomedical and veterinary research to enhance human health and possibly the welfare of other animals. They claim that successful medical treatments including antibiotics, vaccines and other drugs have been developed with the aid of animal experiments, and such research a crucial means of investigation of and the development of treatments for serious d...

George Orwell Essay
George Orwell Essay George Orwell Essay The English language, “It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.” (491). This quote from “Politics and the English Language” published in 1946, expresses how the author, George Orwell, feels toward the English language. He explains how it is hard to write well if the language itself is not proficient. However, with our ...

George Orwells 1984
George Orwell’s 1984 Introduction “Orwell observed that every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it” (”George Orwell”). George Orwell has been a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period. Orwell lived in England during World War II, a time when the totalitarianism state, Nazi Germany, was ...

Gimpel the Fool
Gimpel the Fool Through clever characterization, underlying symbolism, and an in-depth point of view, the short story “Gimpel the Fool”, written by Isaac Bashevis Singer, clearly reinforces the age-old concept that repentance, along with good deeds, will ultimately be rewarded in time. Gimpel’s whole-hearted yet gullible characterization weaves an important pattern in the story’s meaning. The deeply embedded religious connotation and use of dynamic symb...

Giraldi Cinthios
Giraldi Cinthios The play, Othello was written by William Shakespeare in the later years of his career. Giraldi Cinthios, Tale of a Moor, based Othello on a story that was a mellow Drama, about a moor and his doubts about his wife’s fidelity. In Shakespeare’s play the Moor (Othello) convinced by his jealous aid (Iago) that his wife (Desdemona) is not Being faithful. Iago’s jealousy is motivated by his anger when he learns that Cassio of Florentine has been appointed Govern...