English Essays

King Oedipus by Sophocles
King Oedipus by Sophocles Blindness is the downfall of the hero Oedipus in the play �King Oedipus� by Sophocles. Not only does the blindness appear physically, but also egotistically as he refuses to acknowledge the possibility of him actually being the murderer of Laius, the former King of Thebes. Coincidentally, he is also Oedipus�s biological father. The use of light and dark in the play is strategically applied in order to better understand the emotion that lies within the characte...

King Solomon
King Solomon King Solomon one of the most influential kings in the entire bible Solomon was a wise king and was gifted as well as punished for his transgressions on his people and God. This paper will show how Solomon was thought to be one of the greatest kings of the bible, his contributions on the lively hood of the Israelite people and how he was sent to bring the people into a new type of living for the people of Israel. This paper will give a personal account on my reason for thinking t...

King and Thoreau
King and Thoreau There are times throughout the history of the United States when its citizens have felt the need to revolt against the government. There were such cases during the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Henry David Thoreau, when there was unfair discrimination against the Afro-American community and Americans refusing to pay poll taxes to support the Mexican War. They used civil disobedience to eventually get legislation to stop the injustice brought against them and thei...

King Lear Clear Vision in King Lear
King Lear - Clear Vision in King Lear In Shakespeare\'s classic tragedy, King Lear, the issue of sight and its relevance to clear vision is a recurring theme. Shakespeare\'s principal means of portraying this theme is through the characters of Lear and Gloucester. Although Lear can physically see, he is blind in the sense that he lacks insight, understanding, and direction. In contrast, Gloucester becomes physically blind but gains the type of vision that Lear lacks. It is evident from these...

King Lear Disruption of Order in King Lear and the Causes
King Lear - Disruption of Order in King Lear and the Causes Shakespeare\'s King Lear is a play which shows the consequences of one man\'s decisions. The audience follows the main character, Lear, as he makes decisions that disrupt order in his Kingdom. When Lear surrenders all his power and land to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him, the breakdown on order in evident. Lear\'s first mistake is to divide his Kingdom into three parts. A Kingdom is run best und...

King Lear Imprisonment
King Lear - Imprisonment In the play King Lear, by William Shakespeare, the idea of imprisonment is a fundamental to the plot and central ideas. All characters are imprisoned, whether it is physically, socially or psychologically. Through their society and its�, as well as their own faults each character suffers �imprisonment� in some form. King Lear is one of the more caged characters of the play, he suffers both social and psychological incarceration and this is one the chief rea...

King Lear Parrellelism in King Lear
King Lear - Parrellelism in King Lear Many twists and turns characterize the television soap operas of today. Subplots are a distinctive trait of these daylight dramas, for they keep audience on the edge of their seats. Subplots keep the material fresh and the audience wanting more. Shakespeare uses secondary plots as a literary device to greatly dramatize the action of the play and to spark a contrast to his underlying themes in King Lear. The secondary plots can incalculably improve the ef...

King Lear Power corrupts
King Lear - Power corrupts Power is the ability to manipulate and control whatever one desires; to do what one pleases to do without answering to authority. The power that corrupts the characters plays an extensive role throughout Shakespeare�s play, King Lear. Goneril and Regan are corrupted by the power that Lear offers them. Edmund�s corruption comes from the trust of his father. Absolute power corrupts absolutely with the characters, because once have full control, they are so cold t...

King Lear The Role of the Fool
King Lear - The Role of the Fool In Shakespeare�s, King Lear, the Fool plays three major roles. One of these roles is of an "inner-conscience" of Lear. The Fool provides basic wisdom and reasoning for the King at much needed times. The Fool also works as amusement for Lear in times of sadness and is also one of the only people besides the Duke of Kent and Cordelia who are willing to stand up to the King. The Fool works as the "inner conscience" of Lear throughout th...

King Lear Analyzing a Tragic H
King Lear Analyzing a Tragic H Tragedy is defined in Websters New Collegiate Dictionary as: 1) a medieval narrative poem or tale typically describing the downfall of a great man, 2) a serious drama typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force (as destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that excites pity or terror. The play of King Lear is one of William Shakespears great tragic pieces, it is not only seen as a tragedy in itself, but also a pla...

Killer Angels
Killer Angels The Killer Angels Fabulous insight into the military mind, the minds of men, the minds of people dedicated to a cause greater than themselves. Michael Shaara gives us a dozen characters worth caring about from both armies, and then plunges them into one of the most terrible things in America's history the "Battle of Gettysburg" The book is a great depiction on the American Civil War. The book is repulsing, the massive slaughter of "Americans by Americans" over human sl...

Killer angels 2
Killer angels 2 The Killer Angels Fabulous insight into the military mind, the minds of men, the minds of people dedicated to a cause greater than themselves. Michael Shaara gives us a dozen characters worth caring about from both armies, and then plunges them into one of the most terrible things in America's history the "Battle of Gettysburg" The book is a great depiction on the American Civil War. The book is repulsing, the massive slaughter of "Americans by Americans" over human ...

Killing is Wrong in Every Aspe
Killing is Wrong in Every Aspe The issue of capital punishment is alive and very controversial in the United States and all over the world. The reason for this is that crime is very prevalent in society and our society is having difficulty determining the most effective deterrents and punishments for heinous crimes. Although the crime problem in the U.S. is inevitable, killing is not an appropriate punishment; it is not the answer for anything. As the saying goes,"Why do we kill people...

Killing
Killing Last night By: donna E-mail: bairakdar4@hotmail.com In the still of the night Santiago�s crying cut sharply like a knife. His crying was relentless, as though it would never end but then, a child of three knows no other way to express his horror. Abraham Naser walked down the narrow street made of hardened earth and nothing more. His dress was pure class, white blazer and pants with matching wide brimmed hat. Lost in thought he rolled his cigar between his lips, then, as if...

Kindred
Kindred Octavia Butler�s novel Kindred is categorized as science fiction because of the existence of time travel. However, the novel does not center on the schematics of this type of journey. Instead, the novel deals with the relationships forged between a Los Angeles woman from the 20th century, and slaves from the 19th century. Therefore, the mechanism of time travel allows the author a sort of freedom when writing this "slavery narrative" apart from her counterparts. B...

King Henry IV Part 1 Hal
King Henry IV Part 1 - Hal Shakespeare gives the reader the opportunity to view the timeless duplicity of a politician in Prince Hal of Henry IV, Part 1. Instead of presenting a rather common hero, Shakespeare sharpens the both sides of the sword and makes Hal a deceitful prince. In order to portray accurately the treachery and fickleness of Hal, Shakespeare must provide Hal with models to follow, rivals to defeat, and a populace to convince. Although Hal would not have to grovel for votes f...

King Lear Blindness
King Lear - Blindness In Shakespeare's "King Lear" the issue of sight against blindness is a recurring theme. In Shakespearean terms, being blind does not refer to the physical inability to see. Blindness is here a mental flaw some characters posses, and vision is not derived solely from physical sight. King Lear and Gloucester are the two prime examples Shakespeare incorporates this theme into. Each of these characters' lack of vision was the primary cause of the unfortunate decisions they...

King Lear Bonds within King Lear
King Lear - Bonds within King Lear The play of \"King Lear\" is about a person in search of their own personal identity. In the historical period in which this play is set, the social structure was set in order of things closest to Heaven. Therefore, on Earth, the king was at the top, followed by his noblemen and going all the way down to the basest of objects such as rocks and dirt. This structure was set up by the people, and by going by the premise that anything that is man made is imperf...

Kate Chopin A Style of her Own
Kate Chopin A Style of her Own Kate Chopin A Style of her Own Kate Chopin uses symbolism and realism to enhance her theme of social conflict in the lives of women during the nineteenth century. These conflicts seemed to travel from one woman to the next, unnoticed by the rest of society. Chopin used these conflicts as a basis for all of her short stories and novels. This inevitably started turmoil about issues that never were brought out before. This in turn opened the eyes...

Kate Chopin, The Awakening
Kate Chopin, The Awakening In Kate Chopin's The Awakening Edna Pontellier "awakens" to the realization that she is a person and not the possession of her husband. When she awakens she realizes she is in an oppressive society and that she is no longer one of the mindless member of the majority but an individual who's passion conflicts the responsibility that society feels she should be dedicated to. She finds true love but realizes that to follow it would mean defying the majority and losing ...

Katherine mansfields short sto
Katherine mansfields short sto Katherine Mansfield's short story "Miss Brill" is an extremely good example of how a writer can use different literary aspect to bring about an understanding of Miss Brill the character. The use of literary aspects to reveal some truth about a character to the reader are often referred to as characterization. Three of the most easily recognized affects used in Mansfield's "Miss Brill" are her use of symbolism, setting, and points of view used by different cha...

Keepern me
Keepern me Everyone receives guidance from the many people they encounter throughout life. Probably most people have also been a guide for someone else somewhere along the way. The concept of the guide in Richard Wagamese's Keeper'n Me is more than just someone who gives guidance, its someone who also uses storytelling and the teaching of traditions to help guide. Passing on traditions or a certain way of life is a very important aspect of guiding someone of the Ojibway culture in this n...

Keeping Things Whole
Keeping Things Whole "Too strong a drink for moral babies, and should be labeled 'poison'." was the how the Republic described Kate Chopin's most famous novel The Awakening (Seyersted 174). This was the not only the view of one magazine, but it summarized the feelings of society as a whole. Chopin woke up people to the feelings and minds of women. Even though her ideas were controversial at first, slowly over the decades people began to accept them. Kate O'Flaherty Chopin was raised in St...

Kevorkian Essay
Kevorkian Essay Jack Kevorkian is one of America's most controversial people. Since 1989 he has aided in the death of over one hundred people, some as young as twenty-one. Kevorkian has used three methods for assisting in the suicides of his "patients". His original death machine was "execution by lethal injection, except you do it yourself." This death machine was simply a metal pole with bottles containing drug solutions. A needle was inserted into the arm of the "patient" and the fl...

Key Preparations For College L
Key Preparations For College L In today's society it is important to receive a college education to join the workforce. However, the transition from high school to college can be a very intimidating experience for many students. To make the college transition less frightening, students can take several precautions while still in high school. These precautions include participating in extracurricular activities, taking challenging courses, as well as developing good time management skills. Pa...