- The Old Man And The Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
Relationship, External Nature and Dignity in The Old Man and The Sea
Man has always suffered his most to achieve his goal. However if one doesn't experience the danger; will not be prepared to handle his problems. Experience is a part of life which gives man his true identity. Does this identity comes from one's luck or struggle? Relationships on the other hand interpret strength and dignity. Ernest Hemingway has shown this through Manolin's behavior...
- The Yellow Wallpaper And The Chrysanthemums - Symbols Of Entrapment
The Yellow Wallpaper and The Chrysanthemums - Symbols of Entrapment
Talents and dreams, hopes and desires, shunned by the husbands and times of the women in ...
- Master Harold... And The Boys
Master Harold... And The Boys
Athol Fugard's drama, "Master Harold" . . . And The Boys, was written during a time of great conflict in South Africa, where he was raised. Fugard was torn between his mother, who was "Afrikaaner," (1291) and his father, who was "of English decent" (1291). These differing influences caused Fugard to use the discussions between Sam and Hally to demonstrate the religious, racial, and political tensions of his lifetime in South Africa.
The discussion betwee...
- Does Romeo Behave Rashly While Juliet Shows Superior Judgement?
Does Romeo Behave Rashly While Juliet Shows Superior Judgement?
I do not totally agree that Romeo behaves rashly while Juliet shows superior judgement. It does seem as though Romeo is more confident and quick to make decisions, and Juliet takes her time and thinks it over first. Both Romeo and Juliet make some good decisions by showing good judgement but also some mistakes by acting hastily without thinking.
Juliet behaves in a careful and thoughtful manner in different stages of the pl...
- Crime And Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is the story of a poor man in czarist Russia who can only purge himself of his guilt through suffering. It deals with the mental and physical tribulation brought upon him by his crime. His troubles are compounded by the conflicting personalities which he possesses. The reader is inclined to characterize him by his cold, intellectual side. Yet, without the contrasting humane side of his nature, Raskolnikov never realizes the ...
- Othello: Iago The Con
Othello: Iago the Con
Perhaps the most interesting and exotic character in the tragic play "Othello," by William Shakespeare, is "Honest" Iago. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits him and moves him closer toward his goals. He is the main driving force in this play, pushing Othello and everyone else towards their tragic end.
Iago is not your ordinary villain. The role he plays is rather unique and...
- Evil In The Scarlet Letter
Evil in the Scarlet Letter
One belief that people live by is that evil is the nature of mankind, yet there are others that feel man has good intentions but those intentions can be overrun by the devil. Nathaniel Hawthorne points out that the former is true of all people in the novel The Scarlet Letter. In this novel, there are three main characters who commit evil and sinful acts, but each act is at a different degree of sinfulness (i.e. the sins get worse as the story goes a-long). Th...
- The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker
In the story The Miracle Worker, Capt. Keller and his son James are unable to communicate with each other because Capt. Keller will not listen to James.
Both have very different personalities. Capt. Keller is a strong, stubborn, and easily angered kind of guy. James on the other hand is a kind and obedient kid that does what he is told. Though with all their differences they both love Helen and want the best for her.
In the story Capt. Keller is motivated to for...
- Empathy For Characters In Sophocles Antigone
Empathy for Characters in Sophocle's Antigone
Sophocle's tragic play Antigone, written in 441 BC, is a theatrical piece of drama in which an audience is compelled to empathize with its character's. When empathizing with characters in Antigone the audience can, in imaginative and cognitive ways, participate in the understanding of a character's feelings, ideas as well as their situations. Antigone, Creon and Ismene all struggle with decisions that concern the laws of their city an...
- Psychological Conflicts In Literature(2)
Psychological Conflicts in Literature(2)
Ryan Van Dolson
Every story has a conflict. A conflict is a disagreement, which usually provides the plot for a story. The conflict is the basis for everything else included in the work of literature. Usually a person reads the story to see how a conflict is developed and then resolved. This essay, as already states, will be about psychological conflicts.
In the epic tale, The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, there are many psychological conflic...
- Ancient Mariner
"Look out Below!" - Craaack! About 15 Men and women turn their glances toward the sky, and see a large, perhaps 100 feet, tree falling to the ground. As the tree hits the solid earth, everything grows very quiet. All look at the lumberjack, who killed this tree, and find him weeping in sorrow. This situation is not uncommon when dealing with Nature. Nature, as simple as it seems to some, generates great power. This power is sent to us, as nature forgives only after a ph...
- Grapes Of Wrath: Jim Casey As A Christ Figure
Grapes of Wrath: Jim Casey as a Christ Figure
In the novel, The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck brings to the reader a variety of diverse and greatly significant characters. However, the majority of each characters...
- Richard II
The problem with Richard is that he is not really a man of action; he confronts and deals with difficulties by internalising and talking about them.
Richard is not at all a man of his action. Whenever a problem arises, he internalises and talks to himself or the surrounding people, but does not do anything to resolve the problem. He is not ready to stand up and do something about it, and instead complains about the situation to himself. I think that it is because of this tr...
A struggle is present in every tragedy, as a person tries to overcome their flaws and fit the mold of their ideal. William Shakespeare plainly defined a good man in the play "Macbeth". This goal by it's definition is a difficult one for any man to achieve. Prudence and logic, temperance and patients, as well as the vindication of honor are Shakespeare's defining characteristics of a good man.
As with any well written tragedy, Macbeth's title character and hero had to fall from...
- The Indian Uprising (A Critique)
The Indian Uprising (A Critique)
Any author's primary goal in story writing is to convey an idea or topic to their reading audience. The conventional wisdom on this thought is that the clearer this is conveyed, the greater the appeal to the reader. However, some authors feel the need to resist this trend and forge new paths that sometime leaves the meanings of their stories obscure and hidden from the average reader. Donald Barthelme has taken this optional approach with his stor...