English Essays

Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. His father was the owner of a prosperous real estate business. His father, Dr. Hemingway, imparted to Ernest the importance of appearances, especially in public. Dr. Hemingway invented surgical forceps for which he would not accept money. He believed that one should not profit from something important for the good of mankind. Ernest’s father, a man of high ideals, was very strict and...

Ernest Hemmingway
Ernest Hemmingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. His father was the owner of a prosperous real estate business. His father, Dr. Hemingway, imparted to Ernest the importance of appearances, especially in public. Dr. Hemingway invented surgical forceps for which he would not accept money. He believed that one should not profit from something important for the good of mankind. Ernest’s father, a man of high ideals, was ve...

Escape
Escape Stepan: Stepan was a strong older Russian prisoner of war in Norway along with thousands of others. They had been taken prisoner by German troops in the Ukraine, and the victors now sent them to Norway and to other occupied countries to work for them there. Stepan lived in a concentration camp where Ingrid and Elling, the main characters, smuggled food to him so he could survive with out having to eat grass and worms off the ground. Stepan was a trained technician and hel...

Essay Against Glaucons Speech in Platos Republic
Essay Against Glaucon’s Speech in Plato’s Republic In The Republic of Plato, Glaucon makes a speech about how justice is desirable only for its consequences, not for it’s own sake. His speech contradicts what Socrates says about how justice is desirable both for it’s own sake and for it’s consequences. Glaucon argues three points to prove that justice is not desirable for it’s own sake. He tries to define what justice is and it’s origins by telling the stor...

Essay on Ancient mariner
Essay on Ancient mariner The Rime of the Ancient Mariner There is no explanation at all given of why the Mariner chooses the person that he does to hear his story. In fact, the poem is full of actions and events that are left unexplained; indeed, one can say that a principal theme in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is the ambiguity and ultimate mysteriousness of motive. The central crime of the poem, the Mariner’s killing of the Albatross, is a crime capriciously commi...

Essay on The Scarlet Letter
Essay on The Scarlet Letter The Road of a Religion Throughout The Scarlet Letter, author Nathaniel Hawthorne continuously uses the image of a road or path as a metaphor for the limited individual freedom within the Puritan religion. The road, an entity that demands adherence to a dictated direction, is similar to the structure of Puritanism, which defines a set of strict moral laws that must be followed. On pages 159-160, the passage that begins with “The road” and ends ...

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand In Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac, there is a man. A man of many talents, Cyrano. A man of wit, pride, and poetry. In the people he comes in contact with he displays he many great talents. He helps his friend Christian win the hart of a lovely woman. He is a strong man and uses his talents to help the people even if it is all he has. Cyrano is a very wise man. He likes to share his talents and his wit with the people around hi...

Cyrano de Bergerac the Play vs Roxane
Cyrano de Bergerac - the Play vs Roxane Cyrano de Bergerac, the Play vs. Roxane, the Movie In an effort to attract the audience of today, the producers of the movie Roxane retold the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rustond in a way that is appropriate and at the same time appealing. In order to give the audience of today a story that they can understand and relate to, the producers have adjusted and manipulated the play itself. As a result, several similarities and differences...

DE CD ROM drive User Manual
DE CD-ROM drive - User Manual IDE CD-ROM Drive User Manual Version 1.3 July, 1997 Copyright December, 1995 All rights reserved Table of Contents INTRODUCTION POWER SAVING FEATURE SYSTEM REQUIREMENT CONNECTING THE CD-ROM DRIVE THE FRONT PANEL OF THE CD-ROM DRIVE THE QUICK SELECT BUTTONS THE VOLUME CONTROL KNOB THE HEADPHONE THE Emergent Ejection Hole (optional) INSTALLING THE CD-ROM DRIVERS UNDER DOS/WINDOWS 3.X INSTALLING ...

Daddy by Sylvia Plath
Daddy by Sylvia Plath For me this poem however shocking, still created a feeling of pity for Plath. Whether she is using the Holocaust imagery to make her poetry relevant and draw the spotlight uppon herself in shock value, or whether she is merely connecting two very traumatic periods in her life in an attempt to understand herself, is IRRELEVANT. The real question here, is what did her father do that was so bad? Was there abuse of the physical kind as well as the psychological...

Dante
Dante Dante the Pilgrim was once a spiritual and holy man, but as of recently he had felt less than holy. Yet, he still wants to remain spiritual. To do this, Dante must recognize the true nature of his sin(s), renounce them, and pay penance for them by travelling though the nine levels of hell. Dante the Author constructs several perspectives in the poem starting here. The light and dark imagery that will become repetitive and more abundant in later cantos. The light represents...

Daves Encounter
Dave’s Encounter My dad was looking at a full-ride scholarship to any college of his choice, however he ruined it all. Ten days before he and his twin brother graduated, a college scout from Indiana, I think his name was Bobby Knight, caught him at a woodsy (party) drunk as a skunk. Word eventually got around that Dave Graham wasn’t college material and that he was a guaranteed failure. Dad realized that the dream he had carried since his childhood was unobtainable, ...

David Copperfields Relationships with Heep and Steerforth
David Copperfield’s Relationships with Heep and Steerforth To completely understand and interpret David Copperfield’s relationships with Uriah Heep and James Steerforth in the novel, David Copperfield, it is essential to look to his childhood. David Copperfield’s childhood was filled with intense mixtures of pain and agony and love and care. He was born to only a very loving mother, his father having passed away before his birth. David’s relationship with his dear mo...

Dawn by Elie Wiesel
Dawn by Elie Wiesel Chapter 1 Takes place in Palestine. The narrator knows that he has to kill a man tomorrow. He doesn’t know who it is but he knows what he has to do. The man that was going to die was an Englishman. The reason that he had to kill was because there is a war. Beggar. A man that taught the narrator the difference between night and day. Narrator met him while he was at the synagogue. The man wears black clothes. The narrator met the man when he was 12 years old....

Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society To describe what transcendentalism is to someone would just take too long and knowing my skills of explaining, I won‘t even try. So, to sum it up as short as possible. I would have to use one single phrase from the movie “Dead Poets Society”. It’s said by Mr. Keatings on one of his first days teaching. As he’s standing behind a group of kids and he tells them to “seize the day”. That to me describes all of what transcendentalism is, it tells them...

Death Be Not Proud
Death Be Not Proud The novel, Death Be Not Proud, by John Gunther, is the story of the struggle of a child to stay alive. Johnny Gunther Jr.’s constant hope got him out of bed every morning with a positive attitude. His outright opposition to the fact that he was going to die and his determination not to, kept a fiery spirit in him so that he didn’t give up. Johnny’s stubborn determination to not accept defeat at so early an age, along with the tremendous coura...

Death of A Salesman Character Analysis
Death of A Salesman - Character Analysis Death of A Salesman Death of a Salesman - Willy Lomans tragedy is due more to his own flawed character than to societies flaws Advancements in science throughout this century have led to tremendous advancements in industry. Advancements in industry, however, have not always led to advancements in living. For some, society has created mass wealth. For most mass society has created a standard of living unparalled throughout h...

Death of A Salesman Pride
Death of A Salesman - Pride Throughout the play “Death of A Salesman” by Arthur Miller, Willy Loman’s misguided pride leads to his tragic failure and lack of accomplishment. Willy’s pride and attitude cause him to brag constantly to his family and friends about his career. His pride also causes him to put a lot of pressure on his sons because he will not accept anything less than the best from his boys. Willy’s attitude is a dangerous thing to ...

Death of A Salesman
Death of A Salesman Happy Loman has grown up to be a well-adjusted man of society. He has developed from a follower to a potentially successful businessman. Throughout his childhood, Happy always had to settle for second fiddle. Willy, his father, always seems to focus all his attention on Happy’s older brother Biff. The household conversation would constantly be about how Biff is going to be a phenomenal football star, how Biff will be attending the University of Virg...

Death of a Salesman Ben
Death of a Salesman - Ben The character of Ben in Arthur Miller’s, Death Of A Salesman, functions as a catalyst to fuel the development of the main character, Willy Loman. Ben serves as the figure for which Willy subconsciously and consciously strives to be like throughout the play. Willy seems so obsessed with his brother’s success and the idea of living his brother’s life, that he loses control over his own life and reality. By exploring Ben’s character we can learn Wi...

Death of a Salesman Biff
Death of a Salesman - Biff In the play Death of a Salesman, Biff Loman is the oldest son of Willy Loman, the namesake salesman. When he was younger, Biff had a good relationship with his father. Though Willy was not the ideal father, Biff idolized him, and Willy basked in Biff’s admiration. Later on in life, though, Biff and his father have an unhealthy relationship. They do not communicate except to often argue. Willy thinks that Biff is a lazy good for nothing, while Bi...

Death of a Salesman Willy Loman
Death of a Salesman - Willy Loman Willy Loman: Failure of a Man In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman is an example of a failure as a good father. He did not discipline his sons well by not punishing them. He did not set a good example to his sons by not admitting his faults. He did not make his family his number one priority. Instead, it was his work, coming before his family, his friends, and even himself. Not only is Willy Loman not a good father and husband, ...

Death of a Salesman Willy and Biff Conflict
Death of a Salesman - Willy and Biff Conflict In Death of a Salesman,a drama by Arthur Miller, presents the conflict between to main characters, the traveling salesman, Willy Loman, and his son Biff. This discord is founded in the fact that each man is faced with the impractical ideals placed on them by the other. This leads to the subsequent shattering of Willy and Biff’s hopes. Willy chastises his son on numerous occassions. However, his scoldings fall deafly on Biff...

Death of a Salesman and The Price
Death of a Salesman and The Price When people accept an ideal to live by it can be a glorious and noble thing unless they become so obsessed with the the ideal that it becomes a yolk and they are unable to realize their dream. This is especially true for two characters in Arthur Miller’s plays Death of a Salesman and The Price. In these two plays Miller portays two lower-middle class men , Willie Loman and Victor Franz, respectivelly, who each live by an ideal ...

Development of Claudius Guilt in Hamlet Shakespeare
Development of Claudius’ Guilt in Hamlet Shakespeare Development of Claudius’ Guilt in Hamlet Shakespeare In the first three acts of the play Hamlet, King Claudius go through a subtle, but defined change in character. Claudius role in the play begins as the newly corrinated king of Denmark. The former king, King Hamlet, was poisoned by his brother, Claudius, while he was asleep. Claudius, however, made it known to everyone that the king died of a snakebite in th...