English Essays

When Irony Becomes Cynicism
When Irony Becomes Cynicism Understanding modern culture can be very difficult. There are so many parts and variables that make up modern culture, and on top of that, these parts are always changing. In that sense, identifying and analyzing a specific trait in modern culture can be extremely challenging. Pinpointing a trait that is so frequently overused it is often taken for granted. Then being able to explain it so well that people will be able to understand and see this trait as if th...

Watership down 3
Watership down 3 Watership Down In this story, Richard Adams’ creates an interesting part of the story when eleven rabbits unite to form a group and flee from their warren, in hopes of avoiding a great tragedy. These rabbits leave their warren without knowledge of why they need to leave their homes. The one thing the rabbits have in common is their faith in Fiver’s dreams and visions. Together these rabbits will have to put aside their differences in order to face the danger...

We all take things for granted
We all take things for granted We All Take Things For Granted Helen Keller is a very recognized author throughout the world. Not only did she have to deal with the competition of other authors, but she also had to deal with a great handicap. At the age of nineteen months, she developed an illness that claimed her ability to hear, see, and speak. With her self-determination and help from a great teacher, Anne Sullivan, Helen developed the ability to read Braille, lips, and even speak. A...

Weep not child by ngugi
Weep not child by ngugi Question #2 - What are some issues particular to the society in question and how are those issues expressed by the author? Ngugi's novel, Weep Not Child, is one of hope and of opposition. It opens up to address issues particular to the society. The purpose of this essay is to analyze the issues addressed in the text, and show how the issues are expressed by the author. Ngugi uses parallelism and contrasting images as a technique to achieve his point, and t...

Welcome to the Monkey House
Welcome to the Monkey House Erin Lowe- also author of many \"outstanding\" American History essays.... of which two are published somewhere here..... one about Peter Noyes, and another about Mercantilism..... \"Books won\'t stay banned. They won\'t burn. Ideas won\'t go to jail� In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal educa...

West Side Story
West Side Story In the book West Side Story by Arthur Laurents there were many prejudices. Prejudice is a favoring or dislike of something without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge. There were prejudices in West Side Story that had to do with the types of people, their races and sex. Sometimes prejudice can be in small doses and can be meaningless, other times prejudice can be very serious and cause death. Prejudice was the theme of this story, there are many examples. For insta...

What To Write
What To Write What to Write? Do you recall the last 500-word essay you had to write? Or perhaps the last 500- word essay you had to read? As a teacher, Paul Roberts spent a large portion of his time reading 500-word essays. Paul Roberts found these compositions were uninspired, and done in the last possible minute. Paul Roberts wrote three books to aid you in becoming better writer. �How to Say Nothing in 500 Words� comes from Roberts� best-known book, Understanding English. ...

What does shakespeare have to
What does shakespeare have to What does Shakespeare have to say about love in the play 'Romeo and Juliet'? We are introduced to many different aspects of love throughout the play 'Romeo and Juliet'. Shakespeare does this by expressing his own views through his characters and their opinions. As the play unfolds we begin to see several themes evolving, although some of Shakespeare's views appear to contradict one another. For example, the Nurse and Mercutio believe that lo...

Was shakespeare really shakesp
Was shakespeare really shakesp The Truth William Shakespeare was born in April, 1564, the oldest son of John Shakespeare. His father, a glove maker, trader, and landowner, married Mary Arden, the daughter of an affluent landowner of Wilmcote. William Shakespeare married Ann Hathaway in November, 1582, and six months later their daughter, Susanna, was born. Two other children were born, the twins Hamnet and Judith, in February, 1585. Sometime after this he joined a troupe of players a...

Was the wife of bath a feminis
Was the wife of bath a feminis Would you say that the Wife of Bath is "pro-feminist," or "anti-feminist," or neither? Chaucer has chosen to project his views towards feminism through the wife and her views and attitudes. Many literary critics throughout the years have labeled the Wife of Bath a feminist. She is a strong-willed and dominant woman who gets what she wants when she wants it. However, this is not the definition of a feminist. A feminist is someone who believes that women and...

Watcher
Watcher The Watcher This incredible short story is about a little boy named Charlie Bradley, who isn’t like all the other kids his age. He was a very sick boy. Charlie had a loving mother who cared for him when he was sick. They seemed to have both one terrible thing in common, a bad chest. The Bradleys did not own a television set, so Charlie had to find different means of entertainment on his long sick days at home. He learned that if he kept quiet and still, the adults would h...

Water symbolize (the stone ang
Water symbolize (the stone ang Water can symbolize many things throughout the novel. Whether it is in Manawaka, the Pacific Coast or Shadow point, what is constantly recognized in the number of times water is used. If one were to closely examine these situations, they would soon discover it’s symbolic importance. In the novel The Stone Angel, water is presented in the many fluctuations, in Hagar’s life. Hagar goes through many stages in her life, where water is represented...

Watership Down
Watership Down In light of the description of anthropomorphism, I think it is only fitting to use the novels Charlotte�s Web and Watership Down to demonstrate them. While both of these novels show animals behaving in different manners, they are both uncharacteristic of normal animal behaviour. Charlotte�s Web shows animals behaviour as primarily human while Watership Down demonstrates animals behaving mostly as animals. This said, we see that both these novels show their characters wi...

Watership down 2
Watership down 2 Watership Down as Good Literature Watership Down, by Richard Adams, is considered good literature because of the literary techniques and because of the plot. Several literary techniques are used to pull the reader in and the plot is a well constructed to hold their attention. Watership Down's plot is an interesting story of all the hardships that a few rabbits have to overcome to find a new home. They leave the safety of their warren and set out across unknown lan...

War of the worlds
War of the worlds H.G. Wells' classic novel War of the Worlds is one of the most profound prophetic novels ever written, comparable to other works such as A Brave New World and 1984 in that they predict events leading to the decline of mankind in times of social unrest. In this case, Wells has written a book in the time of a decline in British imperialism, and the events that take place in the tale critique both the actions and beliefs of the British supremacy in several ways. Wells also tou...

War poetry
War poetry War has occurred in several occasions throughout history. We’ve had several important wars in the twentieth century, World War I and World War II, and Vietnam. Each and every war has had an effect on those who lived through it, and those who fought in it. Poets write about what effects, and inspires them. If they were soldiers in war they often times have a strong opinion of war. This comes out in their poetry. Seigfried Sassoon, and Rupert Brooke were English poets wh...

Warm feelings for cold blood
Warm feelings for cold blood Warm feelings for Cold Blood In Cold Blood is a novel written by Truman Capote in 1966. In Cold Blood is a true account of a multiple murder case that took place in Kansas in the 1950’s. The book outlines a brutal murder case, but it shows the story from many perspectives, not just that of the law. Capote introduces you to the Clutter family, a well known, very hard working and loyal family to the community. The town of Holcomb is a small farming ...

Wars of the Roses
Wars of the Roses In the late 1400�s the House of York fought the House of Lancaster for the English crown. Because Lancaster�s heraldic badge was a red rose and the Yorks was a white rose, the long conflict became known as Wars of the Roses. The real lives of the main participants of the Wars of the Roses will be displayed in this paper. In Shakespeare�s Richard III the participants in the Wars of the Roses were not suitably displayed. The participants in Shakespeare�s Richard...

Was hamlet insane
Was hamlet insane Was Hamlet insane? Scholars have debated this question ever since Shakespeare presented this play to the public. Although I am not a scholar, I believe that there is enough evidence in the play to suggest Hamlet had been sane. He may have been depressed and angry however this was due to the treachery and betrayal contaminating Denmark. The insanity act had been an instrument to allow Hamlet the freedom to achieve his goal of revenge. When the audience first meets...

Was it heaven or hell
Was it heaven or hell CHAPTER I "You told a LIE?" "You confess it--you actually confess it--you told a lie!" CHAPTER II The family consisted of four persons: Margaret Lester, widow, aged thirty six; Helen Lester, her daughter, aged sixteen; Mrs. Lester's maiden aunts, Hannah and Hester Gray, twins, aged sixty-seven. Waking and sleeping, the three women spent their days and night in adoring the young girl; in watching the movements of her sweet spirit in the mirror of her fac...

Was macbeth a traitor
Was macbeth a traitor “Macbeth deserved to die because he was totally responsible for the betraying the Scottish king, Duncan, and the Scottish people”. Write an analytical essay in which you explore the forces behind Macbeth’s murdering ways. Macbeth deserved to die for betraying the Scottish king, Duncan, and the Scottish people; however, he was not totally responsible for his actions. Lady Macbeth and the three Witches also played a major role. They were responsi...

Was prince hamlet wacko
Was prince hamlet wacko Was Prince Hamlet Wacko? In Shakespeare's "Hamlet", the main character offers a puzzling and ambiguous persona. Throughout the play, Hamlet often contradicts himself. He seems to balance the virtues of "playing a role", with being true to himself. Further proof of these conflicting personas are demonstrated by his actions and inactions. The ambiguity noted here, lies in two conflicting mannerisms displayed by the young Hamlet: One that is perfectly calm and...

Walking around
Walking around Walking Around Pablo Neruda gives us a good example of Vanguard Literature in his poem Walking Around. We can see the influence of surrealism in the poem because it does not rhyme at all, instead is an effort to express feelings and emotions in a free style. We can also see the existentialism idea as Neruda is bold and tells us everything that is in his mind. Neruda tells us what he thinks about society in general. In this poem we can see that Neruda is tired of techn...

Walt Whitmen
Walt Whitmen John Bell Mrs. Taylor English 2 May 30, 2000 All Alone Walter Whitman was an American poet of the 1800�s. Walt was arguably one of America�s influential and innovative poets of his time. Whitman began work as a printer and journalist in the New York City area. He wrote articles on politics, civics, and the arts. During the Civil War, Whitman was a volunteer assistant in the military hospitals in Washington, D.C. After the war, he worked in several governmen...

Wandering girl, what insights
Wandering girl, what insights From your study of "Wandering Girl", what insights have you gained about the challenges Glenyse faced as a young person? "Wandering Girl" by Glenyse Ward tells her story of a young Aboriginal girl living a life of many challenges. She was taken away from her mother at the age of three and was brought up in a Catholic mission called "Wandering" until the age of 16. From there Glenyse went to work for the Bigelows, a white family who lived on a farm in the r...