Novels Essays

Rhetorical analysis of the sha
Rhetorical analysis of the sha Rhetorical Analysis of The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption is an inspiring story about Andy Dufreine and his efforts to maintain hope in horrible situations. The directors used many effective methods that displayed signs of hope in such a horrible place. Andy maintained hope by distracting his mind and always staying occupied. Andy was also inspired to survive by helping others find hope in life. The creators of this movie used s...

Relationships in the odyssey
Relationships in the odyssey Relationships in the Odyssey Essay Throughout the Odyssey, there are many relationships that represent love between two people. These relationships show loyalty, compassion, and the wanting to be near one another. Two of these kinds of relationships are between Odysseus and Telemakhos, and Odysseus and Penelope. The relationship between Odysseus and Telemakhos is a blind love. That is because they never really got to know each other because Odysseus...

Remains of the Day by Kazuo Is
Remains of the Day by Kazuo Is By: CISSY Kazuo Ishiguro�s Remains of the Day is about the struggles one man, Mr. Stevens, has with relationships with his father, Miss Kenton and his employer, but the struggle he focuses on the most is to be a �great butler.� He pushes himself physically to work as hard as he can, as well as mentally to determine what makes a butler great. Stevens sacrifices all normal human encounters with those around him in order to be an emotionless person. �W...

Reoccurring Themes and Symbols
Reoccurring Themes and Symbols By: James Nichols Reoccurring Themes and Symbols in Different Works by Nathaniel Hawthorne It is no secret that Nathaniel Hawthorne�s �The Minister�s Black Veil� is a parable. Hawthorne intended it as such and even gave the story the subtitle �a parable.� �The Minister�s Black Veil,� however, was not Hawthorne�s only parable. Hawthorne often used symbols and figurative language to give added meaning to the literal interpretations of his ...

Report On The Prince By Machia
Report On The Prince By Machia 1. Major themes in the book. The Prince, written by Niccolo Machiavelli, is one of the first examinations of politics and science from a purely scientific and rational perspective. Machiavelli theorizes that the state is only created if the people cooperate and work to maintain it. The state is also one of man�s greatest endeavors, and the state takes precedence over everything else. The state should be one�s primary focus, and maintainin...

Report on book titled black li
Report on book titled black li How did the book make you feel and what did you think about as you read it? Were you secure in your feelings or uneasy about them? Explain. While I sat back and read this book feelings in me became more and more evident as I went on in my reading. I am no where near “ok” with any type of racism and all of the things that happened to John upset me in the deepest fashion. It truly touched me and angered me at the same time. It makes me want to know ...

Response to Balck Bourgeoise
Response to Balck Bourgeoise By: Anonymous Black Bourgeoisie Reading Response In the first section of Frazier�s Black Bourgeoisie, �The World of Reality�, Frazier introduces his discussion of the interplay of class and race. He outlines the historical roots of the social place of most African-Americans in the U.S.A. and that of the black middle class. Frazier asserts the inconsequential place of middle class African-Americans and their resulting inferiority complex. He depicts the ...

Red badge of courage 4
Red badge of courage 4 The Red Badge of Courage depicts the evolution of the childish, Henry Fleming, into a grown hero. Like Simba in The Lion King, Henry must conquer a psychological obstacle. Simba had to retrieve his kingdom from his corrupt uncle who convinced him that Simba was responsible for his father's death and forced Simba to abandon the Pride Lands. Simba ran from the shame and repentance of his self-made situation. Similarly, Henry's fate was self-made. Henry, too, had to ...

Red badge of courage henry fle
Red badge of courage-henry fle Growing Up Throughout the novel The Red Badge of Courage, Henry Fleming is in a constant struggle between his illusions of war and reality. When Henry first decides to enlist their is a perception of war that he has in his mind; he later finds out that war is not as glorious and courageous as his mind had perceived. As the novel progresses Henry comes to realize that his idealized notions of war and death, for his country, were all illusions he was creatin...

Redemtion and salvation in a t
Redemtion and salvation in a t A inspiration in life that many people cling to is, that no matter how rough and demoralizing things get, there is always a possibility of redemption and salvation. Many characters in the novel, A Tale Of Two Cities, are sure that their own death or mental destruction is at hand but somehow they escape the grasp of death. Dr. Manette who has been imprisoned for eighteen years is completely insane and is lovingly nursed back to health. Characters such a...

Reflections on the things they
Reflections on the things they Reflections on "The Things They Carried" Analyzing the story’s craftsmanship Tim O’Brien wrote a story that is known as "The Things They Carried." It is a carefully crafted, detailed account of a Lieutenant and his men, the time period being right in the middle of the Vietnam war. In most war stories the author spends most of his or her time describing actions and events to the reader, trying to really put the reader "right there" in the middle o...

Rejection
Rejection Rejection Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley is a complex novel that was written during the age of Romanticism. It contains many typical themes of a common Romantic novel such as dark laboratories, the moon, and a monster. Many lessons are set into this novel, including how society acts towards the extraordinary. The monster fell victim to the system commonly used to characterize a person by only his or her outer appearance. Whether people like it or not, society always summarize...

Realism in the great gatsby
Realism in the great gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been labeled a masterpiece, and perhaps even one of the greatest novels of all time. In order to be revered as a classic, a novel must have one or more qualities that place it above the rest. One of The Great Gatsby's best qualities is Fitzgerald's incredible use of realism. This realism is evident in the development of plot, setting, and characters throughout the novel. The Great Gatsby is well known for its deeply entan...

Realism verses romanticism in
Realism verses romanticism in Realism and Romanticism in A Midsummer Night’s Dream In A Midummer Night’s Dream, Theseus states, "The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of an imagination all compact" (Act5, Scene 1). Love, in this play, is viewed in different ways. While the four main characters believe in romanticism, Theseus is a strong supporter of realism. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bottom states, "O what fools these mortals be." Bottom proves to be qui...

Reasons for the downfall of ma
Reasons for the downfall of ma The idea of love affairs, lovers, mistresses, gloomy forests, broken hearts, horses ridden to death, killed couriers, and virtuous men were responsible for Emma Bovary's ultimate ruin. When these stories were read to Emma during her time at the convent it was at a time of her life when she was in school learning. Things made bigger impressions on her than they would have at other stages in her life. Psychologically, Emma problem was partly caused because of a t...

Red Badge Of Courage Book Repo
Red Badge Of Courage Book Repo Red Badge of Courage When I first started reading this book I thought why does every one rave about how well it is written so I totally dove into reading it and found many forms of symbolism. The Symbolism in a Soldier The story The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane, was written to reflect the harsh Civil War realities. Cranes style of writing to portray these realities included the technique of symbolism. In this technique, symbols are hidden within...

Red Badge Of Courage
Red Badge Of Courage Red badge of courage By: zach stevenson E-mail: zac_s8@yahoo.com The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage, by Steven Crane, has been proclaimed one of the greatest war novels of all time. It is a story that realistically depicts the American Civil War through the eyes of Henry Fleming, an ordinary farm boy who decides to become a soldier. Henry, who is fighting for the Union, is very determined to become a hero, and the story depicts Henrys voyage from b...

Rattle bone
Rattle bone Pieces of a Novel Puzzle “A novel or a collection of short stories?” may be a question that a critic asks about Rattlebone. Maxine Clair portrays both arguments with her energetic writing style. A blend of random comments and many unique phrases intermix with the intense plot. Writing like this gives the reader a more relaxed state and the book seems more alive and real. In answer to the critique question, Maxine Clair is writing a novel because of an abundant s...

Ray bradburys outlook of the f
Ray bradburys outlook of the f Ray Bradbury’s Outlook of the Future Just by reading the first few lines of the opening paragraph of Fahrenheit 451, we get the feeling of a dystopia right away. Firemen burning books, instead of putting out fires that start in homes. Who ever heard of that? This is crazy thinking right off the start, yet Bradbury carries us through as if we are travelers to this time and place. We are the unseen eyes that see the cataclysmic events that turn Gu...

Raymond carvers cathedral
Raymond carvers cathedral Raymond Carver's "Cathedral" "For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then I shall know even as I am known" (1 Corinthians 13). The narrator of Raymond Carver's "Cathedral" is a man living a life of monotony, continuously feeding the cold and bigoted mind that we witness for the first part of the story. The process of guiding Robert through the drawing of the cathedral,removes the narrator from that dark looking ...

Reaching Up for Manhood
Reaching Up for Manhood By: Anonymous Under-privileged, African-American boys are more prevalent in today's society than the typical person would like to recognize or admit. These boys seem to be faced with an ideal in which they need to follow or conform to as any and all cultures have. However, the problem is that for these boys, this ideal or way of living is believed to be met. Black boys growing up in Harlem are expected to act tough, not take any crap from anybody, and always seem ...

Real and Unreal
Real and Unreal By: Thomas Davidson What�s Ideally Real? What is ideal and what is real? We seem to have this idealized concept of what love is supposed to be like according to the way society has molded us. Perhaps these ideals are more about the self than they are about a relationship between two people. We want to feel loved, and when we get that love from another person we become determined to secure that feeling. By securing these feelings we lean towards controlling that relation...

Ragtime
Ragtime Up until the late 1900’s, the American populace on the whole had assumed a very optimistic view of American history. Glossing over disgraceful events, emphasizing the brighter points in our history, our culture has attempted to ignore the obvious fact that we have had, and still have, our fair share of problems. In Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow unabashedly exposes some of the worst aspects of American life in our more recent history. Doctorow doesn’t hold back anything, provi...

Rainbow six tom clancy
Rainbow six - tom clancy Book Talk On: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six The year is 1999. The cold war has been over for more than a decade and for the first time in a half-century the world is free from the specter of nuclear apocalypse. It should be a time for peace and prosperity but all over the globe the embers of old animosity have been fanned to flame by the winds of freedom. Terrorism in the 21st century is an international industry. Money and expertise flow freely through the globa...

Raptor Red
Raptor Red 1. The novel I read was "Raptor Red" by Robert T. Bakker. Published by Simon & Schuster, in 1995. Rapotor Red is a female raptor struggling to survive in a kill or be killed world on her own after losing her mate. 2. The setting changes all throughout the book as Raptor Red migrates from one place to another. In somesettings she is in thick rich mossy forests looking for plump Iguanadons to eat, to other desert like lands where the sun is so hot s...