Novels Essays

The Crucible
The Crucible In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the madness of the Salem witch trials is explored in great detail. There are many theories as to why the witch trials came about, the most popular of which is the girls' suppressed childhoods. However, there were other factors as well, such as Abigail Williams' affair with John Proctor, the secret grudges that neighbors held against each other, and the physical and economic differences between the citizens of Salem Village. From a historical vie...

The Cask Of Amontillado
The Cask Of Amontillado An Analysis of "The Cask of Amontillado In "The Cask of Amontillado" Edgar Allan Poe takes us on a trip into the mind of a mad man. The story relates a horrible revenge made even more horrible by the fact that the vengeance is being taken when no real offense had been given. Even though this is a short story, Poe creates a nightmare, almost guaranteed to give the reader a sleepless night. The plot of the story is simple. Montresor takes revenge on his frien...

The Cast of Amontillado
The Cast of Amontillado By: Theodore Ansink Edgar Allen Poe, born on January 19, 1809, is one of the greatest American writers of all time. �The story of Edgar Allen Poe�s life remains one of the most disputed and slandered in the pages of American biography, despite conscious attempts to revise the story and rehabilitate the life. Decadence and immorality, in the form of alcoholism, opium addiction, and his relationships with women, and prolific production, as a journalist, editor, ...

The Catcher In The Rye Essay B
The Catcher In The Rye Essay B Mark Jason S. So March 1999 E-mail:goodboyso@yahoo.com A 'Phony' Family Each and every action the children performed in school and in any place is a reflection of the quality of life they have in their own homes. Parents have a responsibility of taking care of their children and parents have the influence and impact that creates the primary personality of an indi...

The Catcher In The Rye
The Catcher In The Rye The Catcher in the Rye can be strongly considered as one of the greatest novels of all time and Holden Caufield distinguishes himself as one of the greatest and most diverse characters. His moral system and his sense of justice force him to detect horrifying flaws in the society in which he lives. However, this is not his principle difficulty. His principle difficulty is not that he is a rebel, or a coward, nor that he hates society, it is that he has had many experien...

The Beauty Myth
The Beauty Myth By: Kelly Winch The Beauty Myth, published by Doubleday in New York City, hit the shelves in 1992. Naomi Wolf wrote this 348-page book. Wolf attended Yale University and New College, Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Her essays have been printed in many well-known magazines and newspapers, including Esquire and the New York Times. The Beauty Myth was Wolf�s first book. She has also written two other books, Fire With Fire and Promiscuities. Wolf is a rec...

The Best Little Girl In The Wo
The Best Little Girl In The Wo Analysis of The Best Little Girl in the World The author of my book is Steven Levenkron. Warner Books published this book in September of 1978 in New York, NY. The genre of my book is fiction with suspense. The Best Little Girl in the World could be based on a true story, but it is not completely true to life. It would fall under the suspense category because the reader does not know if Kessa will live or die. The all-important purposes of this book a...

The Blue Hotel
The Blue Hotel By: userGOD �The Blue Hotel� The Story �The Blue Hotel� by Stephen Crane was one that inspires a lot of thought. This thought is about settings, characters, and ideas. The characters he creates are very different from each other, as shown in comparisons to each other. The use of symbolism in the story lets us imagine why the hotel is painted blue and we can wonder about the character of the Swede for long periods of time. These elements combined have made this stor...

The Call Of The Wild
The Call Of The Wild The Call of the Wild Affection- The Call of the Wild is a book that gets you emotionally involved by getting you attached to Jon�s dog and their connection. From the beginning you can tell that Buck (Jon�s dog) takes a liking to Jon. He started out as a mean spirited dog but softens when he gets to know Jon. If you like touching stories, this book is just that. Bandwagon- If �everyone� does something, then most people want to join in. That�s exactly what ...

Terrors of the night
Terrors of the night Nightmares: Terrors of the Night.Sigmund Freud, who was a famous researcher of the theory of dreams, thought childhood punishments caused nightmares. Also, according to modern sleep laboratory's experiment rapid eye movement occurs during nightmare. Nightmares and night terrors have two major differences. Night terror happens in early night with suddenly awaking, sweating, body moving, and sometimes crying or screaming. Moreover, especially for children, body moving lead...

The Advantures Of Huck
The Advantures Of Huck. Fin Books are known for teaching lessons. In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain satirically presents the situation of how people of different color were treated unjustly, while at the same time amusing his readers. Isn�t it ironic that the character that grows on you most is Jim, the black runaway slave, who society looks down upon most during the time period of this book? Jim is treated poorly as a slave and as a person. For one, he is separated from his parents and ch...

The American Dream, And All It
The American Dream, And All It The 1920s were a decade of rebirth characterised by the founding of the "American Dream" -- the belief that anyone can, and should, achieve material success. The defining writer of the 1920s was F. Scott Fitzgerald whose most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, has become required reading for present-day high school students. We study Fitzgerald's novel for the same reason we study Shakespeare. The literature composed by both authors contains themes and morals...

The Awakening
The Awakening By: Danny Pitts Society's Standards In the late 1800's, as well as the early 1900's, women felt discriminated against by men and by society in general. Men generally held discriminatory and stereotypical views of women. Women had no control over themselves and were perceived to be nothing more than property to men. They were expected to live up to a perfect image that society had created, while trying to comply with their husbands' desires. While many women felt dissatisfie...

Tale of two cities sydney cart
Tale of two cities sydney cart Many people want to be remembered as martyrs or heroes; to have proven their devotion to a person or cause, and many people have and do die for this. Some of their deaths may have been in vain; foolish, impetuous sacrifices of themselves that had no true effect, or some of the deaths may have furthered just causes and strengthened beliefs or saved the day. A deeper, case-specific look must be used to judge the true heroes from suicide martyrs caught in a fit of...

Tale of two cities
Tale of two cities Tale of Two Cities In the fictitious novel Tale of Two Cities, the author, Charles Dickens, lays out a brilliant plot. Charles Dickens was born in England on February 7, 1812 near the south coast. His family moved to London when he was ten years old and quickly went into debt. To help support himself, Charles went to work at a blacking warehouse when he was twelve. His father was soon imprisoned for debt and shortly thereafter the rest of the family sp...

Taming of the shrew
Taming of the shrew The Taming of the Shrew: Appearance Versus Reality Have you ever been hit in the groin and had someone there laughing at you? This essay is not about that. It is about how Shakespeare uses many different indications to develop appearance versus reality. Three of them are characters, symbolism, and plot. I will explain how he uses these things to introduce and maintain the appearance versus reality theme. One way Shakespeare does this is with the characters. He ...

Tar baby
Tar baby By: cece It is often said that it is better to follow your heart instead of your mind because it will never lie to you. However, when you follow your heart you are not always prepared for what the outcome may be. This is proven in Toni Morisson's novel Tar Baby . Tar Baby is Morrison's fourth novel and it took three and a half years to write . The story was based on an old African American folk tale about Brer Rabbit and Tar Baby. This book is said by some to be an excess of wha...

Taronga victor kelleher
Taronga - victor kelleher Discuss how the representations of groups in the novel Taronga reinforce or challenges your attitudes about these groups. Taronga is a novel written by Victor Kelleher, which is set in Australia in 1987, two years after Last Days, a tragedy caused by Chernobyl. Australia had been pushed into anarchy, and it had become a fight for survival. The weak were killed, and the strong became stronger. In the novel Taronga, by Victor Kelleher, there are many groups wh...

Symbolism in the scarlett lett
Symbolism in the scarlett lett The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a novel about a woman named Hester Prynne. In the novel Hester has committed adultery. The novel tells about her struggles and how she deals with them. The novel shows symbolism as well with the letter “A”. The significance of the letter changes from the beginning of the book to the end. According to the Elements of Literature pg. 1202, a symbol is a person, place, thing, or event that has a meaning i...

Symbolism the chrysanthemums
Symbolism- the chrysanthemums Symbolism- "The Chrysanthemums John Steinbecks' "The Chrysanthemums" is a story that utilizes symbolism on many levels. Most of all, I believe in the character of Elisa Adams. Elisa and her garden seem to be considered one. Because of all of her hard labor and love the Chrysanthemums flourish. The Chrysanthemums being a symbol of children that she never had. Also Chrysanthemums are a symbol of death. The pairing of the death association and the symbol of w...

Sympathy for macbeth
Sympathy for macbeth In Ernest Hemingway’s masterpiece, The Old Man and the Sea, he uses much symbolism to assist the readers understanding of the massage he is trying to portray. The Old Man and the Sea isn’t just a book about an old man and the sea. There are many hidden meanings to it. Each element represents different things. The marlin, for example, represents strength, beauty and the last challenge we all go though. The lions in his dreams resemble youth, freedom, and a...

THE BOGART
THE BOGART Have you ever wondered how great it would be to inherit a castle in Scotland? What if it was haunted by a sprit called a Boggart? The book I read called The Boggart by Susan Cooper is a story based on something like that happening. The main story takes place in Toronto, Canada. The Volink family inherited a castle in Scotland from Mr. McDevon the mother�s uncle. The two children in the story are Emily and Jessup. Emily is the oldest. She is smart brave and very sensitive...

THE ILLIAD
THE ILLIAD By: KONJURE THOUGHTS Book Review The Iliad The name �Homer� is synonymous with great tales of heroic poetry. Although this genre of poetry hails the distinctness of being �Homeric� it is not certain that Homer himself actually existed. The book Prolegomena ad Hoerum, published in 1795 CE. written by F.A. Wolf, translated �The Homeric Problem�, set in motion numerous debates among scholars concerning Homers existence, and the fact that Homer may have been a group of...

Symbolism in the crysanthemums
Symbolism in the crysanthemums A good writer has many tools at hand that help them develope good story lines. There are literary techniques such as voice, point of view, character, theme, and symbolism. One very interesting technique is that of symbolism. With symbolism the author is able to write a story in which many of the actions around the main character seem to enhance the way the character develops. The use of symbolism to develop the characters is easy to see in the short story "...

Symbolism in the great gatsby
Symbolism in the great gatsby What is unknown is often talked about as being mysterious, perhaps even ominous. Naturally, many people become curious and want to find out what lurks about in the dark and be able to say that they know what others do not. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, the main character, Jay Gatsby is quite enigmatic. Seclusion and isolation are well known to Gatsby, especially when it comes to his personal life and his history. Throughout the novel, except ...