English Essays

Loneliness
Loneliness Loneliness Loneliness is inherent in the lives of Charlotte, from "Pomegranate Seed," and Lyman, from "The Red Convertible." The writers of the stories have their personal experiences built into their work. In addition, the characters from both stories suffered through similar ordeals; they helplessly watched a loved one dissolve like a fading dream. Kassanoff explains, Wharton recognized her younger self in Sara, a woman in "All Souls'" who, is paralyzed by l...

Loneliness=craziness in Robins
Loneliness=craziness in Robins Throughout Daniel Defoe�s, Robinson Crusoe one may see the effects of solitude on the development and life of the main character. When Robinson Crusoe becomes stranded on a desolate island, he must do whatever is necessary to survive. After being on the island for several years Crusoe learns to adapt to his surroundings and live with what he has. One thing he does not have for most of his stay there is a companion, another person to talk to, someone to sha...

Long Days Journey Into Night
Long Days Journey Into Night In the play Long Day�s Journey Into Night by Eugene O�Neill, the Tyrone family is haunted not by what is present in flesh facing them, but by memories and constant reminders of what has been the downfall of the family for years. " No it can never be now. But it was once, before you-" (72) [James Tyrone referring to the Morphine addiction of his wife, Mary, which attributed to the undoing of the family]. Their trials and tribulations are well doc...

Longfellows optimism in writin
Longfellows optimism in writin �Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear, and with a manly heart.� This is a saying Longfellow read in Germany where his wife died. The words gave him hope for the future. It inspired him to want to write a series of psalms. The first one, �A Psalm of Life� written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, is an uplifting poem that compels us to...

Little irish kids, another whi
Little irish kids, another whi In Jonathan Swift’s essay, “A Modest Proposal”, Swift proposes that the poor should eat their own starving children during a great a famine in Ireland. What would draw Swift into writing to such lengths. When times get hard in Ireland, Swift states that the children would make great meals. The key factor to Swift’s essay that the reader must see that Swift is not literally ordering the poor to cannibalize. Swift acknowledges the fact of ...

Little women book report
Little women book report Little women book report In 1868, Louisa May Alcott wrote the book Little Women in "response to a publisher's request for a 'girl's book'". Louisa wrote this book by calling upon her own memories of her childhood and putting them down on paper. This is the story of four young girls, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, and how they endure all the trouble and hardships that come along during their lives. They are raised by their mother and by their ...

Little yellow dog, long goodby
Little yellow dog, long goodby Comparative Essay: The Little Yellow Dog & The Long Goodbye a Every human being must have a set of moral codes. These morals are usually set out by the people and environments that one finds themselves surrounded by. Easy Rawlins, the main protagonist in The Little Yellow Dog by Walter Mosely, is exposed to crime at an early age, and is surrounded by it for most of his life. On the other hand, Philip Marlowe, the main protagonist in The Long Goodbye...

Lives of the Saints
Lives of the Saints Lives of the Saints Lives of the Saints is a story that examines the complexities and tribulations of everyday life in a small town. Throughout the novel, we discover that even the most trustworthy and caring individuals live secret lives behind closed doors, and that the surface appearance of minor communities can be very deceptive. Some people spend their entire adult-lives trying to knock down these doors and discover the truth, but perhaps they are overlooki...

Living A Lie The Invisible Man
Living A Lie The Invisible Man Living A Lie In the novel, Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, a character known as the narrator goes through an eye-opening experience where he allows society to destroy his identity. The narrator describes himself as an invisible man living in a displaced world where people do not notice him. He becomes lost within the racial conformities of time affecting his transition to manhood. It forces him to live a life as a lie in a world where he is not h...

Livvie
Livvie "Livvie", A Celebration of life Eudora Welty�s "Livvie", is a great story on how life should be celebrated. The story is about a young woman , who marries and old man, that in a since imprisons her. The young girl gets a second chance at life when a younger man (someone her own age) enters her life and the older man is about to die. The theme Welty is trying to get across is live life to the fullest. Welty shows the theme through the character, setting, and symbo...

Locke and Hobbes
Locke and Hobbes The formation of government is one of the central themes for both Hobbes and Locke. Whether or not men naturally form a government, or must form a government, is based on man�s basic nature. According to Hobbes, a government must be formed to preserve life and prevent loss of property. According to Locke, a government arises to protect life and property. Governments are born of inequality and formed to administer equality. Hobbes goes into a lot of detail concerning man...

Lolita (Film and Novel Compari
Lolita (Film and Novel Compari Lolita is one of the most unconventional literary classics of the century. Lolita is a twelve-year-old girl, who is desired by the European intellectual Humbert Humbert. As the narrator of the story, Humbert chronicles his abnormal childhood, adolescent experiences, and an adventure in a booming American as a European tourist and pedophile. But it is key to realize his first heartbreak as a boy manifests into his desires for nymphets. This point is made cle...

Lolita
Lolita Lolita is one of the most unconventional literary classics of the century. Lolita is a twelve-year-old girl, who is desired by the European intellectual Humbert Humbert. As the narrator of the story, Humbert chronicles his abnormal childhood, adolescent experiences, and an adventure in a booming American as a European tourist and pedophile. But it is key to realize his first heartbreak as a boy manifests into his desires for nymphets. This point is made clear in both the novel and...

Literary critique of the great
Literary critique of the great Literary Critique of the Great Gatsby The wealthy lifestyles of the Buchanans and Miss Jordan have morally corrupted their lives. Money has created boredom for them. Their ways of perceiving life and their altitudes towards other is vain. But each of them shows off their vanity in different ways. Tom Buchanan, for example, believes that white civilization is going to pieces and will be utterly submerged by the other races. The Rise of the Coloured Em...

Literary essay dead poets so
Literary essay - dead poets so Literary Essay – Dead Poets Society Bill Beattie once said, “The aim of education should be to teach us how to think rather than what to think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.” All too often, however, individual thoughts are crushed by the powerful weight of conformity. In the film Dead Poets Society, conformity exercises it’s influen...

Literary interpratation of The
Literary interpratation of The When Edgar Allan Poe wrote �The Black Cat� in 1843, the word �paranoia� was not in existence. The mental illness of paranoia was not given its name until the twentieth century. What the narrator is suffering from would be called paranoia today. The definition of paranoia is psychosis marked by delusions and irrational decisions. This definition could best be described in the nineteenth century as being superstitious and believing that supernatural po...

Literary themes in all quiet o
Literary themes in all quiet o Some authors use themes to show the reader some perspective. Erich Maria Remarque’s book “All Quiet on the Western Front” uses many themes but there are four main ones. Those four themes are the Lost Generation, futility of war, sound imagery, and the institutionalization or depersonalization of war. Some of these themes can be integrated together to make an alarming yet wonderful effect to draw the reader into the story of “All Quiet on...

Literature a Mirror of Socie
Literature - a Mirror of Socie The literature of a country is affected and influenced by how the people of that country live. This paper will prove that The French Revolution greatly influenced 19th Century French Romanticism. First, the cultural values of the revolution will be identified. Then, the different aspects of Romanticism will be presented. The cultural values of The French Revolution and Romanticism will then be linked. Finally, literary examples will...

Literature and its affect on s
Literature and its affect on s Literature and its Affect on Society All throughout American history, literature has played an important role in the shaping of the nation's culture and ideology. Having an extremely influential past, literature indirectly affects the television world that has swept over the minds of the baby boomers and their offspring. In a recent survey compiled by students at Glacier Bay High School, there were unanimous results that supported the fact that televi...

Little Girl Lost
Little Girl Lost "A Little GIRL Lost" from Songs of Experience is one of Blake�s most important poems. Though judging the aesthetic value of a poem is nearly impossible, I would contend that "A Little Girl Lost" is "better" than "The Little Girl Lost" found in Songs of Innocence. Perhaps because "A Little Girl Lost" was composed as an afterthought to its original counterpart, having been first written in "Innocence," it acts as a ...

Little Women
Little Women Little women book report In 1868, Louisa May Alcott wrote the book Little Women in "response to a publisher's request for a 'girl's book'". Louisa wrote this book by calling upon her own memories of her childhood and putting them down on paper. This is the story of four young girls, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, and how they endure all the trouble and hardships that come along during their lives. They are raised by their mother and by their father, and...

Literary Analysis
Literary Analysis Literary/Analytical Essay �Romeo and Juliet is a play about two silly, immature teenagers who lack common sense. Therefore, the play expresses the danger of a love in which two people become the whole world to one another.� To what extent do you agree or disagree? The story of Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy. The two lovers go against their families and against their hate to be together but they don�t think about the consequences, which in the end are devas...

Literary Criticism of Wutherin
Literary Criticism of Wutherin Literary Criticism of Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights has proven to be much more than just a silly love story about characters, who, in the end objectify no real thought or emotion from the reader. It appears to be better accepted as a window into the human soul, where one sees the loss, suffering, self discovery, and triumph of the characters in this novel. Both the Image of the Book by Robert McKibben, and Control of Sympathy in Wuthering Heights by...

Literary Devices used in MACBE
Literary Devices used in MACBE Literary Devices used in MACBETH Imagine how dull a Shakespearean play would be without the ingenious literary devices and techniques that contribute so much to the fulfillment of its reader or viewer. Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is a tragedy that combines fact and legend to tell the story of an eleventh century king. Shakespeare uses numerous types of literary techniques to make this tragic play more appealing. Three literary devices that Shakespe...

Literary Essay – Dead Poets So
Literary Essay � Dead Poets So Literary Essay � Dead Poets Society Bill Beattie once said, �The aim of education should be to teach us how to think rather than what to think � rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.� All too often, however, individual thoughts are crushed by the powerful weight of conformity. In the film Dead Poets Society, conformity exercises it�s influence and the results...