English Essays

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest H
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest H The overall tone of the book is much different than that of The Sun Also Rises. The characters in the book are propelled by outside forces, in this case WWI, where the characters in SAR seemed to have no direction. Frederick's actions are determined by his position until he deserts the army. Floating down the river with barely a hold on a piece of wood his life, he abandons everything except Catherine and lets the river take him to a new life that becomes incre...

A Farewell to Arms
A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, is a typical love story. A Romeo and his Juliet placed against the odds. In this novel, Romeo is Frederick Henry and Juliet is Catherine Barkley. Their love affair must survive the obstacles of World War I. The background of war-torn Italy adds to the tragedy of the love story. The war affects the emotions and values of each character. The love between Catherine and Frederick must outla...

A Farwell to Arms book report
A Farwell to Arms- book report A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, is somewhat of a Romeo and Juliet love story, with a tragic ending. In this novel, Romeo is Frederick Henry and Juliet is Catherine Barkley. Their love affair must survive the everything that is around them during World War I. The setting of this novel is war-torn Italy. The love between Catherine and Frederick must outlast long separations, life-threatening war situations, and the uncertainty of each other's wher...

A Formal Application
A Formal Application A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Code Hero Ernest Hemingway�s 1914-1918 autobiographical novel, A Farewell to Arms, takes place on the Italian front during World War I. Frederic Henry, the main character, is a young American ambulance driver for the Italian army during the war. He is extremely disciplined and courageous, but feels detached from life. Rinaldi, a surgeon and friend of Frederic�s, introduces him to an English nurse named Catherine Barkley...

A Friend who wants Revenge
A Friend who wants Revenge A Friend Who Wants Revenge The Cask of Amontillado is a story of revenge. Fortunato and Montresor are very close friends, but something breaks them apart. This something was far-more worse than any joke or trick. It was insult that Fortunato made towards Montresor. The relationship that Fortunato and Montresor have is unique because both men are different from each other, but yet very similar. Fortunato means to be favored by fortune. This defin...

A Friendly Enemy
A Friendly Enemy The Ambiguity of Death Since the creation of man, certain primal urges have been imprinted into the human being�s psyche. Out of many of those the instinct of death is included, probably stemming from the necessity of killing to obtain one�s food. The instinct of death remains today and has been changed, adapted, suppressed and exemplified. In "A Formal Application" the ironic theory of applying death as a way of life is portrayed through a man�s act of killing ...

A Gathering of Old Men
A Gathering of Old Men A Friendly Enemy "Death is my wish for myself, my enemies, my children" (Euripedes translated by Robinson Jeffers, Medea 11). Medea is hungry for death. She wants to taste it on her lips and wishes others to do the same. The value which Medea gives death is to use it as a weapon against her enemies. On the other hand, the women and the nurse fear death. Death,to the women and to the nurse is something that should not be wished for. "O shining sky, ...

A Good Man Is Hard To Find
A Good Man Is Hard To Find Views and Characters Flannery O�Connor wrote the short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" in the hopes of portraying to the reader the racist views of the time: many of the ideals possess "a kind of holy madness or beauty." (Kirszner 238). These are the words mentioned in Literature, and express the emotions that O�Connor made the grandmother experience in the story. The story takes on a sort of irony throughout to provide ...

A Good Man is Hard to Find Foreshadowing
A Good Man is Hard to Find - Foreshadowing In "A Good Man is Hard to Find," by Flannery O�Connor, one is struck by the unexpected violence at the end of the story. However, if one re-reads the story as second time, one will see definite signs of foreshadowing of the ending. In the course of this story, O�Connor uses strong imagery to foreshadow the people and the events in this story. There are three significant times she uses this technique. They are the description of the grandmother...

A HANGING AUDIENCE
A HANGING AUDIENCE �I had never realised what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man.� After reading and understanding George Orwell�s feelings through his experiences in his essay �A Hanging.� We come to realize that George Orwell, a visitor from the European establishment, gets the opportunity to participate in the execution of a Hindu man. We realise that the author is degraded by what he has witnessed and experienced, and decides to share his feelings with the rest of...

A Doll House
A Doll House A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen, is a play that was written ahead of its time. In this play Ibsen tackles women�s rights as a matter of importance. Throughout this time period it was neglected. A Doll House was written during the movement of Naturalism, which commonly reflected society. Ibsen acknowledges the fact that in 19th century life the role of the woman was to stay at home, raise the children and attend to her husband. Nora Helmer is the character in A Doll House who...

A Dolls House Noras Rebellio
A Dolls House - Noras Rebellio A Dolls House: Nora�s rebellion against society The central theme of this play is Nora�s rebellion against society and everything that was expected of her. Nora shows this by breaking away from all the standards and expectations her husband and society had set up for her. In her time women weren�t supposed to be independent. They were to support their husbands, take care of the children, cook, clean, and make everything perfect around the house. ...

A Dolls House Noras Rebellion Against Society
A Dolls House - Noras Rebellion Against Society Men's Assumptions There are similarities in the relationships between men and women in Susan Glaspell's Trifles and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House. The assumptions that men have about women lead to conflicts in both plays. Conflicts in these two plays are a result of a male-dominated society. The men believe that women focus on trivial matters and are incapable of intelligent thinking, while the women quietly prove the men's expec...

A Dolls House The Transformation of Nora Helmer
A Dolls House - The Transformation of Nora Helmer Going from Child to Woman: The Transformation of Nora Helmer In Henrik Ibsen�s, A Dolls House, the character of Nora Helmer goes through the dramatic transformation of a kind and loving house wife, to a desperate and bewildered woman, whom will ultimately leave her husband and everything she has known. Ibsen uses both the characters of Torvald and Nora to represent the tones and beliefs of 19th century society. By doing this Ibsen ...

A Domestic Dilemma
A Domestic Dilemma Carson McCullers takes the reader on a journey into the lives of a family plagued by alcoholism in "A Domestic Dilemma". The realism of the story is astounding, as most people will often find themselves torn when facing difficult family decisions. The Meadows� family is torn by both compassion and suffering, and Martin Meadows is faced with one of the most difficult decisions of his life. In A Domestic Dilemma, the author conveys the idea that individuals facing difficul...

A Dream Deferred
A Dream Deferred The poetry of Langston Hughes, the poet laureate of Harlem, is an effective commentary on the condition of blacks in America during the 20th Century. Hughes places particular emphasis on Harlem, a black area in New York that became a destination of many hopeful blacks in the first half of the 1900ís. In much of Hughes' poetry, a theme that runs throughout is that of a "dream deferred." The recurrence of a"dream deferred" in several Hughes poems paints a clear picture ...

A Duty Dance with Exploring De
A Duty Dance with Exploring De From Ancient Greek playwright, Euripides, ("To die is a debt we must all of us discharge" (Fitzhenry 122)) to renowned Nineteenth Century poet, Emily Dickinson, ("Because I could not stop for Death/ He kindly stopped for me -/ The carriage held but just ourselves/ And Immortality" (Fitzhenry 126)) the concept of death, reincarnation, rebirth, and mourning have been brooded over time and time again. And with no definite answers to life's most puzzling question ...

A Fantasy Story
A Fantasy Story After going from city to city in the Starship, we where looking for a place to stay at. We had left Earth because I was being taken over by the aliens that where discovered from other planets. We knew we would encounter other aliens while exploring other planets so we took proper precautions and brought the protection we would need through out the trip. We where going in outer space so the aliens would not track us and follow us to destroy us. We had arrived to the f...

A Farewell to Arms Religion
A Farewell to Arms - Religion Humanities: Representing War in the 20th Century Religion in "A Farewell to Arms" For hundreds of years, writers have used religion as a principle issue and point of discussion in their novels. Hawthorne expressed his views in The Scarlet Letter, Garcia Marquez did the same in One Hundred Years of Solitude and in other writings, and even Ernest Hemingway used his writing to develop his own ideas concerning the church. This is fully evident in his novel A...

A Farewell to Arms 3
A Farewell to Arms 3 A Farewell to Arms John Stubbs' "Love and Role Playing in A Farewell to Arms" John Stubbs' essay is an examination of the defense which he believes Henry and Catherine use to protect themselves from the discovery of their insignificance and "powerlessness...in a world indifferent to their well being..." He asserts that "role-playing" by the two main characters, and several others in the book, is a way to escape the realization of...

A Farewell to Arms 4
A Farewell to Arms 4 A Farewell to Arms The overall tone of the book is much different than that of The Sun Also Rises. The characters in the book are propelled by outside forces, in this case WWI, where the characters in SAR seemed to have no direction. Frederick's actions are determined by his position until he deserts the army. Floating down the river with barely a hold on a piece of wood his life, he abandons everything except Catherine and lets the river ...

A Farewell to Arms 5
A Farewell to Arms 5 A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, is a typical love story. A Romeo and his Juliet placed against the odds. In this novel, Romeo is Frederick Henry and Juliet is Catherine Barkley. Their love affair must survive the obstacles of World War I. The background of war-torn Italy adds to the tragedy of the love story. The war affects the emotions and values of each character. The love between Catherine and Frederick must ou...

A Comparison Contrast of A Bra
A Comparison Contrast of A Bra Although many similarities exist between Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World and George Orwell's 1984, the works books though they deal with similar topics, are more dissimilar than alike. A Brave New World is a novel about the struggle of Bernard Marx, who rejects the tenants of his society when he discovers that he is not truly happy. 1984 is the story of Winston who finds forbidden love within the hypocrisy of his society. In both cases, the main character is...

A Comparison and Contrast of L
A Comparison and Contrast of L A Comparison and Contrast of Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness Achebe uses positive tone in his description of the African jungle; whereas, Conrad makes use of negative connotations. Their portrayals of the jungle reflect their attitudes toward their subject; Achebe sees it as a hospitable home whereas Conrad sees a tragic trap. Conrad utilizes words with negative connotations, such as Arioted, Amob, Avengeful, and Agloom to portray the jungl...

A Comparison of two Poems about Soldiers Leaving Britain to
A Comparison of two Poems about Soldiers Leaving Britain to The two poems I am comparing are "Joining The Colours" by Katherine Tynan and "The Send Off" by Wilfred Owen. " Joining The Colours" is about a regiment of soldiers leaving Dublin in August 1914 to go to France to fight. This was at the beginning of the First World War and all the soldiers were happy because it was an opportunity for them to show their girlfriends and their families that they were brave. "The Send Off" is about a re...