English Essays

Film Analysis of Gallipoli
Film Analysis of Gallipoli Feature Film Analysis - Gallipoli (directed by Peter Weir) Gallipoli, as the title suggests, is a portrayal of the historical event in which thousands of Australian soldiers went off to fight for their country. Peter Weir, the director of Gallipoli has not simply presented the facts about the war, nor has he tried to relay the story of this time, instead he has attempted to convey the legend of Gallipoli through the Australian’s feelings toward...

First Confession
First Confession Mrs. Ryan and the Priest In Frank O’Connor’s story “First Confession”, Mrs. Ryan and the priest are different. Mrs. Ryan and the priest approach Jackie differently and have different affects on him. Mrs. Ryan makes Jackie feel like a sinner in her approach to him. She teaches him how to examine his heart by asking himself a few questions, “Did we take the name of the Lord, our God in Vain? Did we honor our father and mother? Did we love our neighbors a...

Fish Head by John Hertz
Fish Head by John Hertz In the story, “Fish Head” by John Hertz, the subjects of human grief and mental retardation are discussed in a matter that makes the reader retain the theme with little difficulty. First, the story is unusual and, therefore, it appeals to the reader’s imagination. Next, the story is easy to understand in that it uses language that is plain and simple. Finally, the story appeals to a large level of people and social classes. This story...

Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is known as one of the most important American writers of his time. He wrote about the troubling time period in which he lived known as the Jazz Age. During this era people were either rich or dreamt of great wealth. Fitzgerald fell into the trap of wanting to be wealthy, and suffered great personal anguish because of these driving forces. I have chosen to write a term paper on F.Scott Fitzgerald. The goal of this presentation is to s...

Flatland
Flatland I believe that Flatland: A Romance of many Dimensions is a really noteworthy book to read at all times. Edwin Abbott uses imagery, personification, and symbolism to muckrake the ridiculous ways of life in the 1800’s. If you would just use your imagination and let your mind get lost in the diction, then this picture is set perfectly clear. Edwin Abbott was a wonderful writer, when he was alive. His words were like those of H. G. Wells in Alice in Wonderland. Every...

Dubliners by James Joyce
Dubliners by James Joyce A collection of short stories published in 1907, Dubliners, by James Joyce, revolves around the everyday lives of ordinary citizens in Dublin, Ireland (Freidrich 166). According to Joyce himself, his intention was to “write a chapter of the moral history of [his] country and [he] chose Dublin for the scene because the city seemed to [b]e the centre of paralysis” (Friedrich 166). True to his goal, each of the fifteen stories are tales of disappointmen...

Dune by Frank Herbert
Dune by Frank Herbert The theme of a struggle for order among great houses is what gives the main character of Dune, by Frank Herbert his motives. Paul Atreides must retain his seat on the throne in place of his father Leto Atreides, but all hope of regaining his rightful position is hindered by his sworn enemy the Harkkonen empire. Many things can hinder the struggle for order in society. To maintain order many people must often give their lives. People live in society and ...

Dyslexic child
Dyslexic child Brian enters the sixth grade with a feeling of despair; he hates school because he is a poor student. Continually feeling the frustration of being unable to succeed, he knows that he is not lazy, despite the opinion of his parents. It takes his new sixth-grade teacher to identify Brian’s dyslexia and help him deal with it. A touching story of a likable boy who comes to understand that he is not “stupid” or “retarded” — he just l...

EB White
E.B. White Elwyn Brooks White was known as an American writer. He geared his writings mostly to the younger age group. Elwyn Brooks White was born in Mount Vernon, New York in 1899. White began his career when he published “ A Winter Walk” in St. Nicholas magazine, he was only eleven years old. As a child, White always dreaded giving speeches in front of the class. E.B. White won many awards during his childhood years. Every time White won an award he was required to gi...

EE Cummings is characteristically American
E.E. Cummings is characteristically American E.E. Cummings is characteristically American. He is a famous, well known American author. I found that his writing style is of a stereotypical American. What is it to be stereotypically American? Well I found that one of the main things is that you can say or write whatever you want and not feel threatened about if what your saying is the right thing or not. Also a lot of Americans will use sarcasm. Also you don...

Early life of Giotto di Bondone
Early life of Giotto di Bondone Early life Much of Giotto’s biography and artistic development must be deduced from the evidence of surviving works (a large portion of which cannot be attributed to him with certainty) and stories that originate for the most part from the late 14th century on. The date of Giotto’s birth can be taken as either 1266/67 or 1276, and the 10 years’ difference is of fundamental importance in assessing his early development and is cruc...

East of Eden by John Steinbeck
East of Eden by John Steinbeck In the novel, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, Catherine Ames is one of the main characters. She is introduced to the reader as a monster and as time goes on, she possesses both monster like and animal qualities. As Catherine she gets older and wiser, she gets more evil and displays her monster and animal like characteristics. She knows she is powerful and indestructible. She has manipulated and tricked many people her life causing them to go to the...

Eastern Philosophy vs Western Realism
Eastern Philosophy vs. Western Realism Western Reality Where people are born seems to have tremendous influence upon how they think. After reading both the philosophies of Lao-Tzu and the Buddha, I can say they are very different from what I have learned growing up in the States. It seems that both of these teachings of “eastern” thought have many of the same ideas. Both Lao-Tzu and the Buddha seem to believe that a simple life is more efficient. They suggest ...

Edgar Allan Poe Biography
Edgar Allan Poe Biography Edgar Allan Poe Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at...

Edgar Allan Poe Death
Edgar Allan Poe - Death Edgar Allan Poe wrote about many subjects. Many of the same ones appear in his writings over and over again. The most obvious of which, in his poems, is the death of beautiful, young women. Some critics and people who knew him personally think that many of Poe’s poems were autobiographical while some say that they were not. The controversy is a well-founded one with ample evidence to support both sides. In his life, Poe lost many of the women he ...

Edgar Allen Poe and his works
Edgar Allen Poe and his works The short story writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen Poe. After reading one of his works in class, I realized that his mysterious style of writing greatly appealed to me. Although many critics have different views on Poe’s writing style, I think that Harold Bloom summed it up best when he said, “Poe has an uncanny talent for exposing our common nightmares and hysteria lurking beneath our carefully structured lives. ...

Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe had a painful family life, which majorly effected him, and was the basis for his unique writing style. Poe\’s family varied over time, and each generation left a different impact on his life. First, his biological family left him confused about love. Second, his foster family withheld so much from him leaving him deprived. Third, his marriage life threw his life into deep depression. Poe\’s family life was the basis for several of his ...

Edgar Allen Poes family effect
Edgar Allen Poe’s family effect Edgar Allen Poe had a painful family life, which majorly effected him, and was the basis for his unique writing style. Poe’s family varied over time, and each generation left a different impact on his life. First, his biological family left him confused about love. Second, his foster family withheld so much from him leaving him deprived. Third, his marriage life threw his life into deep depression. Poe’s family life was the basis...

Emersons Self Reliance
Emerson’s Self Reliance In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s portion of “Self-Reliance” that I read, he discusses some profound beliefs of man and society. When Emerson states “envy is ignorance” and imitation is suicide”, he is speaking of a point in a man’s education where he comes to have a strong belief of this. “Envy is ignorance”; if a man is envious of another man, this shows a lack of knowledge. “Imitation is suicide”; if a man imitates another man’s wo...

Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson was raised in a traditional New England home in the mid 1800’s. Her father along with the rest of the family had become Christians and she alone decided to rebel against that and reject the Church. She like many of her contemporaries had rejected the traditional views in life and adopted the new transcendental outlook. Massachusetts, the state where Emily was born and raised in, before the transcendental period was the epicenter of religious...

Emily Dickinsons Poem
Emily Dickinson’s Poem Symbolically, the use of the hand in literature often represents varying concepts depending on what the author needs to portray. When depicting the aging process, the hands reveal the diminishing youthful appearance of the physical body and thus denote death’s approaching grip. Not to mention, time melts away as the hands of the proverbial clock tick ever so swiftly away. Also, when exploring male and female interactions, the male figure general...

Enders Game and Orson Scott Card
Ender’s Game and Orson Scott Card There are many ways to write a book, it is all in the choice of the author who is writing the book. The author can go crazy with his own books; he can choose the different characters, the different settings, and also the different plots in the story. Even though the author can have his own mind in his book, there has to be meaningful reasons for his/her decision. In Ender¡¦s Game by Orson Scott Card, Mr. Card had a different style of ...

English Culture
English Culture The definition of culture can defined as, the behaviour patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought especially as expressed in a particular community or period. Culture in anthropology (the scientific study of the origin, culture and development of humans) defines the meaning of culture as the patterns of behavior and thinking that people living in social groups learn, create, and share. Culture distinguishes one hu...

Epic hero Comparison
Epic hero Comparison Martin D. Villarreal British Literature Mrs. DeLong 11 October 2000 (Beowulf Analysis) Epic Hero Comparison It seems very odd that two men so different can be as similar as are Beowulf and Achilleus in their codes of honor, their avid need for recognition of their deeds & victories, and the enemies they encounter in their epic battles. Beowulf and Achilleus’ codes of honor are somewhat similar in that they both occur while in battle. For Beowulf this ...

Ernest Hemingway on Life
Ernest Hemingway on Life Ernest Hemingway on Life “The Old Man and the Sea” is a heroic tale of mans strength confronted with forces he cannot control. It is a story about an old Cuban fisherman and his three-day battle with a giant marlin. “The Old Man and the Sea” stresses three important life lessons to the reader through the use of three prominent themes; friendship, bravery, and Christianity; The relationship between the old man and the boy is in...