Novels Essays

Crime and punishment is rasko
Crime and punishment--is rasko In Crime and Punishment, Raskolnikov concocts a theory: All men are divided into ‘ordinary’ and ‘extraordinary’. The extraordinary man should have the right to eliminate a few people in order to make his idea known to all humanity; however, the ordinary man has no right to transgress the law. Because he believes this theory is an idea that must be known to all humanity, he considers himself extraordinary; however, there is a legion of ...

Crime of Passion by Barbara Hu
Crime of Passion by Barbara Hu The essay �A Crime of Compassion� was written by Barbara Huttmann. A story of love, dedication, moral values, and a nurse who loved her job and her patients very dearly. One of her patients was a young police officer who had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Within six months time, he had lost his youth, two of his five senses and his ability to do anything for himself. He had stopped breathing numerous times, and each time he was resuscitated. Eventually th...

Crimes of the Heart by Beth He
Crimes of the Heart by Beth He The play, �Crimes of the Heart,� written by Beth Henley, is brilliantly charming, and Henley is completely deserving of her Pulitzer-Prize for this piece. My mother suggested I read this play because she says that I am very much like one of the main characters Lenny Magrath, and she said that I would be able to relate to many parts of the story. I found that the beginning of the play was somewhat slow and not very uplifting, but as the play progressed...

Cormyr
Cormyr By: Josh Castillo I chose this particular book mainly because of the authors. I have read previous books written by them and I liked their works. Another thing that caught my attention was the size of the book. I have never read anything larger than 300 pages. The name of this book is called Cormyr, the book was called this because it is the entire the history and present happenings of Cormyr. Cormyr sticks to a general plot that highlights many problems that eventually �spell t...

Corruption of Dorian Gray (The
Corruption of Dorian Gray (The The soul is thought to be an immaterial entity coexisting with our bodies which is credited with the faculties of thought, action, and emotion. It is the part of our body which is believed to live on after the body dies. In Oscar Wilde's, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the main character, Dorian Gray, destroys the innocence of his soul and becomes corrupt. He becomes corrupt by failing to live a life of virtue but of sin. The main reason for his transformation ...

Creon As The Tragic Hero Of An
Creon As The Tragic Hero Of An Greek tragedy would not be complete with out a tragic hero. Sophocles wrote Antigone with a specific character in mind for this part. Based on Aristotle�s definition, Creon is the tragic hero of Antigone. Creon fits Aristotle�s tragic hero traits as a significant person who is faced with difficult decisions. Creon is significant because he is king. This makes him both renowned and prosperous. Creon is not completely good nor completely bad; he is somewhere...

Crime and Punishment Sufferi
Crime and Punishment - Sufferi In the novel Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, suffering is an integral part of every character�s role. However, the message that Dostoevsky wants to present with the main character, Raskolnikov, is not one of the Christian idea of salvation through suffering. Rather, it appears to me, as if the author never lets his main character suffer mentally throughout the novel, in relation to the crime, that is. His only pain seems to be physical sicknes. ...

Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment ��the buzzing and struggling of some large fly as it swooped and beat against the windowpane.� (Crime and Punishment, pg. 332) In the novel Crime and Punishment by Fydor Dostoevsky the main character Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov consciously avoids truth and clarity of mind as he clings to his theory of the ordinary and extra-ordinary people, believing himself to be of the latter kind. He spends most of his time inside buildings in small rooms, thus avoiding t...

Comparison of tones used by Ph
Comparison of tones used by Ph Two of the most well known black writers that were for the abolishnist movement in America were Frederik Douglass and Phillis Wheatley. At a time when a literate Negro would have only existed in a nightmare and when even the majority of the white women in the country were illiterate, these two authors of distinguished valor managed to write literature and recite speeches that inspired some of the most impenetrable minds to change their ways of thinking. Wheatle...

Comparsion between Hearst and
Comparsion between Hearst and Citizen Kane is said to be one of the greatest movies of all-time, but it did not come without controversy. The controversy around this movie is based on the idea that Charles Foster Kane is the fictionalization of William Randolph Hearst, a narcissistic newspaper publisher, politician, and wealthy millionaire. The remarkable parallels between Kane and Hearst include their houses, their newspapers and their use of money. Both Kane and Hearst build spectacular ...

Conflicting Directions of the
Conflicting Directions of the Often in novels, a character faces conflicting directions of ambitions, desires, and influences. In such a novel, like �The Awakening,� the main character, Edna Pontellier, faces these types of conflicting ideas. In a controversial era for women, Edna faces the conflict of living in oppression but desiring freedom. The patriarchal time period has influenced women to live only under the husband�s thumb but at the same time, break away from such repression. ...

Contaminated motives
Contaminated motives Contaminated Motives The very essence of money creates an urge of human nature to obtain it, and have an excess of it. Fame and money go hand in hand; if you have one, you have the other. One also must understand that money equals power; people aspire to money. When people come into wealth and begin rising to the top of the social ladder, history dictates they usually become corrupted, and sometimes compromise their personal values. Do they believe this is for the c...

Contrasting the characters Ral
Contrasting the characters Ral Contrasting the Characters Ralph and Jack Ralph and Jack are both powerful and meaningful characters in William Golding's classic novel, Lord of the Flies. Ralph is an excellent leader; responsible, and stands for all that is good. Jack is a destructive hunter, selfish, and represents evil. These two main characters can be compared by the actions they take as leaders, their personalities, and what they symbolise in the story. Ralph first takes on the ...

Comparison between grapes of w
Comparison between grapes of w People who feel trapped often do desperate things that affect themselves and others. “Fifth Business” and “The Grapes of Wrath” are two novels that both consist of trapped characters that are affected physically, emotionally, and socially. These elements are the very foundation of entrapment, which lead to the downfall of the characters. Mary from the novel “Fifth Business” and Grampa from “The Grapes of Wrath” ar...

Comparison between the Red Roo
Comparison between the Red Roo In the two stories that we have read each story explores the feeling of horror and fear. We are examining how each character in each story reacts to the ghost that they encounter. In each story the characters react very different to the different types of ghost that they meet. Well�s story of the �The Red Room� boasts a young, very energetic and arrogant man who thinks that it �Will take a very tangible ghost� to scare him, but panics when confr...

Comparison of 1984 and The Cry
Comparison of 1984 and The Cry A comparison of life in London, Air Strip One (or Great Britain) in the George Orwell novel �1984� and Waknuk, Canada in the John Wyndham novel �The Crysalids.� Waknuk is a society living after a nuclear attack. The people of Air Strip One (or Britain) in 1984 live in a dictatorship controlled by The Party. Waknuck is an enclosed society similar to Victorian Britain. As people spend all their lives in the town or city they are born they can...

Comparison of Brave New World
Comparison of Brave New World Living in a genetically perfect world is not necessarily a great achievement to mankind. It makes one think, "where do you draw the line in the advancement of eugenics?" Both worlds, the Brave New one and Gattaca, are alternative futures (clearly dystopic), written and shown in a believable way (not as much in BNW, though) through the use of satire. Also, for GATTACA, the director incorporates the traditional elements of movie - a murder-mystery tied in with ...

Comparison of The Scarlet Lett
Comparison of The Scarlet Lett The Scarlet Letter & The Crucible Comparison Essay Through carefully analyzation of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthrone and The Crucible by Arthur Miller; one will discover the related themes throughout the stories. These themes include sin, punishment of sin, Revered Dimmsdale and Hester Prynne, the devil, and love & lust. Through carefully analyzation and discussion one can see the evident relationship that exists between these two works. The...

Comparison of alex from clockw
Comparison of alex from clockw A Comparison of Jack and Alex The thoughts and actions of Alex in the novel, A Clockwork Orange are both alike and different from the character Jack in Lord of he Flies. Alex a young man at the age of fifteen is a bane on society. Rape, violence, and Beethoven are his main joys. Jack is a choirboy on a deserted island. Jack’s world, before arrival on the island, consisted of a “ voluntary adherence to a pragmatic pact of nonagression…...

Compare and contrast dystopian
Compare and contrast dystopian Dystopian Futures in Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four. The existence created by Brave New World is very efficient however it lacks any meaning, humans have no real extremes in feelings, no love, hate, pain and suffering. They are conditioned by technology to accept these things as normal. People are mass-produced to serve the means of the sociality and have no individuality whatsoever, a bleak world eliminating spirit and human nature. Outsiders to...

Compare rosencrantz and guilde
Compare rosencrantz and guilde Compare and contrast the ways in which ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ by Tom Stoppard and ‘Waiting for Godot’ by Samuel Beckett teach important insights about the human condition. Inspired by Beckett’s literary style, particularly in ‘Waiting for Godot’, Stoppard wrote ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’. As a result of this, many comparisons can be drawn between these two plays. Stoppar...

Comparing dinosours divorce an
Comparing dinosours divorce an The two children's books that I will compare and contrast are: 1) When We Married Gary, which is about a single mother with two daughters who remarries. The oldest daughter still misses her father occasionally, and the youngest has no memory of him. This is based on a true story and presents the positive things of a perfect remarriage, from the perspective the youngest daughter. 2) Dinosaurs Divorce, uses dinosaurs as the main characters and it explains t...

Comparing events in history to
Comparing events in history to In this century there have been many catastrophes and bad ideas happen and they all occurred because the person behind the scenes wanted to have more power. Through the use of the Salem witch trials, Miller forces readers to deal with shameful episodes in 20th century history of the United States of America like McCarthyism, the Holocaust, Sacco and Vanzetti, and the Japanese American Interment. Many of these behaviors illustrated can relate to �The Crucible,...

Comparison Of Huck Finn And To
Comparison Of Huck Finn And To Question 1: Compare and contrast the personalities of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer are two friends with very different personalities, each bringing their own unique characteristics into this comical relationship. Tom and Huck are two adventurous souls but in very opposing ways. Huck�s idea of adventure is to escape from society, their beliefs and all of their conformities, but he does it in a way that is level-heade...

Commanders of the Army of the
Commanders of the Army of the By: John Anders In his civil war book Commanders of the Army of the Potomac Warren Hassler Jr. fantastically recounts the events that transpired between 1861 to 1865 during which seven men were given the reigns of the North's Army of the Potomac and asked to lead the Union to victory. However, one of the greatest commanders in history stood in their way; Robert E. Lee, and each was pitted against this great general one by one and given the chance to make his...