Jon Krakauer said and believed on the fact that people should not be greedy and live life with what they have got rather than repenting on what they don’t have. Christopher McCandless should be applauded for the way he lived his life in the woods. He was a man of his own words and lived his life on his own principles.
This essay shows the simplicity of life that revolved around "Lake Woebegone" and how parents can keep secrets for a very long time away from their children. The name of the lake is also significant in the sense to this storyline. The name also signifies the coming death of the Lutheran woman Evelyn.
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This essay discusses that besides the actions and foils, the novel is thought to be inspired by William Butler Yeats’ poem “Sailing to Byzantium,” where the poem served as the base of the novel by looking at the significance of the character Sheriff Bell, McCarthy’s writing style, and also the significance of the title of "No Country For Old Men".
In this essay “Dante’s Portrayal of Church Rituals in Purgatorio” church rituals are presented as being important in ensuring that Christians avoid the punishments that they would otherwise undergo when they are sent to hell for their sins. Purgatorio can be considered to be a representation of Christianity ensuring that Christians live a righteous life.
This essay discusses that the book was published at a time in which black people in America were no longer slaves and many of the young people, including Hurston herself, had no memory of being a slave, however, the laws in America made living conditions for black people not much better than slavery, especially in the southern regions.
This well-built man in his middle 40’s wasn’t the incarnation of young musicians’ dreams: he had been on the stage in his home country for already 20 years, selling a rather modest number of album copies. He wasn’t a rock star in a traditional meaning either; he didn’t earn a fortune of money and never grew vain.
According to the report by covering several aspects of living in Yoknapatawpha, telling stories from various different viewpoints within the town, Faulkner has an amazing repertoire of characters who can trace their lineage back to his first tale. A common theme among many of these characters is the struggle of the individual against the community.
This essay demonstrates that secrets have a mysterious role in one’s life. They serve dual purposes to hide or spread information. Secrets are like the tiny den of knowledge to expose the convenient and hide the inconvenient information. With such secrets, a person can paint oneself as per one’s choice.
This essay stresses that Goldmann has actually reached this point of conclusion regarding homology between the history of novel and socioeconomic structures through his specific attention on the economic condition of a society. Due to such focus over economic trends, he has greatly ignored the aspect of the aesthetic appeal of novels.
The modern discursive framework explains that there are new ways in which music can be produced and culturally developed. Through this recording, the different aspects of the culture and society are used and applied to create an impacting sound.
This essay presents an analysis of various scenes of stereotypes presented in the book “American Born Chinese,” and highlight the writing style and techniques that help in connecting readers to the effects of stereotyping. The last part of the essay will provide a comparison between the American Born Chinese and other three novels, with a similar theme.
From this research, it is clear that each protagonist makes their way to self-awareness from a very different point. For Emma, the journey to self-awareness is not an easy one. Throughout the novel, there is clear coming to consciousness theme, in which the peak of the novel marks the change in the protagonists’ understanding of themselves.
Hiroshi Motomura in his book, Americans in Waiting, attempts to answer questions and to demonstrate how in America’s view and treatment of immigration, has actually created the issues now faced. In his writing he takes his readers back, to a hundred and fifty year long span, where immigration was considered essential to the American way of life.
The paper tells that on many occasions in the play, Cleopatra manages to inspire respect and confusion, in more than one way, until surprisingly she deviates towards the former virtue through her death in the end (Deats Ed. 115). Cleopatra indeed appears to be a conundrum of a character, when one considers her “infinite variety.”
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The novel depicts a love story between a black woman and a white man who shared their lives when racial and economic discrimination was alive in America. We can see how King was persistent and consistent in pursuing Ada during their dating days. King would wait for long to link up with Ada on the street or find some private time to meet Ada.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey is based on the falling of a bridge in Peru in 1714 with five people on it at the time. The novel tells the story about the aftermath of the bridge’s collapse. One person who witnessed the accident, Brother Juniper, attempts to find an explanation as to why the particular five people were the ones on the bridge.
There is no other author more widely studied that Shakespeare in the academic field of literature. This is because all of his works are of great worth for various purposes. The value of studying Shakespeare is immense in that all of his works calls desperately for the audience or reader to engage in critical thought.
According to the report rape is undoubtedly the most heinous crime against women. There is an underlying feel of emotion of wronged black women all through the poem. Pain, strain and stress coupled with despair, despondency and rejection by family and society, all form a lethal combination that causes such desperation that suicide seems the only way out.
This book has been really valuable as it teaches us some very important lessons. Most of the books teach us how it is always good to be caring, loving, and generous but this book showed a different yet true dimension. It showed how people pay the price of being good.
From this research, it is clear that the focus of this paper is a brief analysis of the political poems of Blake, Word Worth, and Byron. Wordsworth is taken up first, as he can provide a better thrust to the discussion intended to be done in this paper. Most of his poems are autobiographical.
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The novel was not meant to propagate the idea of feminism. This paper elucidates the important themes dealt with in the novel. The foremost and recurrent theme of "Desirable Daughters" is the conflict arising from native and foreign cultures. The main characters in the novel grapple with the challenge of accommodating the American feminist culture.
These people retain a significant portion of their childhood spirit, despite the pressure of adulthood. This implies that they transform everything around them into fascinating masterpieces. Moreover, they have maintained their original mind such that they can preserve their cocoon where they see the world differently from other people.
The essay aims to explore the themes of innocence and knowledge as portrayed in the novel. It is full of twists and turns with a solid narrative structure and set in Victorian England. The two heroines, Susan, and Maud are to change their identities in a double-cross. The novel has received several acclamations as the most suspenseful work of Waters.
All through the novel, we observe writing in a gothic style where we see anxiety and fear of the lead character. The purpose of the gothic style used in the novel is to invoke terror by coming up with mysteries that cause horror. The setting of the novel takes place in northern England in five different locations.
Using his exclusive, yet unique taming methods, he shows her how to create a more fulfilling, private life with him. This transformation is due to Petruchio’s excessive and superfluous kindness towards Kate and cruelty towards all others who treated her imperfectly.
From this research, it is clear that novels transport readers into a whole new world where through vicarious experiences of the heroes and heroines, their lives are enriched and colored and their horizons greatly expanded. Through the novel, literary works are presented in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed.
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It was in 1833, that the audience in London had an experience to watch a black actor play the historic character of Othello (McDonald). The color difference and the difference of status of black and white in the society is one of the most cardinal themes of Othello, that were aimed to analyze through this research paper.
Exploring and critically analyzing the life experiences of the three characters would reveal that knowledge caused their sorrows.Frankenstein alienates from the people and creates a monster that in turn causes him regretful miseries.The human monster faces rejection that makes its life sorrowful. Watson also experiences sorrow for his lust for knowledge.
This essay stresses that there are various moral themes which are designed to ensure that the reader understands the circumstances that the various characters have to undergo in order to not only survive but also to retain their morality throughout the novels. These novels are essentially a discussion of the possibilities of events.
The paper tells that the author of the book focuses on the hidden rules of various social economic classes: poverty, middle class, and wealth. The book further provides vital strategies that can be used by individuals in the poor social economic class to move to the social middle class.
The essay talks that according to Durfee (1989) the subplot of the novel deals with Flatfish who is a Christ-like figure. It deals with the story of a Japanese youth, Flatfish, who is trapped in an unconditional love for someone throughout his life. Flatfish brings love in the life of everyone he knows and ended up bringing something good into his or her life.
The paper describes both characters encounter what is a seemingly unreal experience which included learning the “Klugarsh Mind Control”, trying to achieve the mental state known as "State Twenty-Six", learning how to travel through different planes of existence through a Japanese-English dictionary and going into an alternate dimension.
This essay describes the idea of forgiveness that is not just in the seeking of forgiveness from others but in the ability to forgive oneself as well. In this search, they discover that to truly find themselves, they must take responsibility for their own lives rather than let other people control them.
The story opens with the child-like wonder, apprehension, hope, and dreams of a young girl that wishes for a sense of normalcy, adventure, and happiness as a new bride in a far of world that she little knows or understands. Like the story of so many American immigrants, hers is a story that typifies the sense of wonder and hope.
This essay analyzes the poetry of Tao Qian and Wang Wei. While reading the poems of both the poets, it is evident that nature plays a very critical role in the making of these poets and their poetry. It is not a secret if we go through the poetry worldwide. The journey is towards the core, and peace within.
The author states that a basic idea, the story, is all that is needed to write a naturally flowing novel. Some of the best-written novels are the ones that were written as the ideas came to light, and not from something planned and written in advance. Sometimes it is best to let the story take a hold of itself.
As the report discusses, the book does not provide clear and precise guidelines of how to behave when dating: what to talk about, how to spend time, etc. Unlike others, the authors refer to general Bible principles and apply them to dating. They view it not as ‘a twentieth-century invention’ but assume a ‘backward’ approach: they apply principles of healthy marriage.
The author of this essay thinks how to describe the relationship between Rose and Ruby in the novel, “The Girls”? Its description in one word is, ‘divine’! From the secular point of view, the relationship is both scientific and human. The physical relationship between the two sisters is a marvel right from birth.
The poem talks about Peter, a gay man who loves to crossdress as well as to indulge in promiscuous activities that bring about his contracting AIDS. The circumstances of his life, especially in the first few lines show that despite having had a fun life, he eventually died painfully and this was mainly because he could no longer able to enjoy the life that he was used to.
The novel charts the rise of Saladin as Sultan of Egypt and Syria and follows him as he prepares, in alliance with his Jewish and Christian subjects, to take Jerusalem back from the Crusaders. It is a medieval story, but much of it will be cannily familiar to those who follow events in contemporary Cairo, Damascus, and Baghdad.
Shakespeare's famous lines in Macbeth have long summed up the human concept of death. To be sure, the question of the futility of human existence in the face of death has preoccupied writers of each era.
Poe contrasts this with the concept that family always leads to loss and the incapability of holding onto the family unit. The presentation that Poe gives about the family ultimately leads to the idea of loss and death of the family. The loss and death of the family is one that Poe describes not only with death, but also how this leads to bondage.
Critics through the history of English literature have been of single voice about Jane Austen’s great knowledge of human nature and the effective presentation and blending of the various elements in human personality through her characters.
The research paper discusses the various themes involved in the poetry, the poetic and literary techniques and devices involved in both the poems while comparing their usage all the same. There are basically two major themes involved in the poem – love and death. Both the poems also are composed in following the similar meter composition – the iambic tetrameter.
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Power corrupts; people earn power through being elected into positions of responsibility or through amassing as much wealth as they possibly can. However, after such achievements, people change their behaviours and pick up traits that are detrimental to peace and stability in the society (Bloom 12).
This essay discusses that Hemingway fits the code hero because he lived a humble life that disguised his innermost abilities. Besides, he fits the code hero because of the performances he exhibited throughout the novella that includes a relentless spirit, craftsmanship, and autonomy, risk taking, recognition of when to accept defeat.
From this research, it is clear that the narrator depicted from the elements of the literary work the traditional embodiment of women from where they originated. The message relayed by Hardy, therefore, reflects the social images created by women constituting the works of British literature.
The work illustrates brightly and vividly the position of women in the American society during the 19th century. That was the time that allowed little freedom and opportunities for a woman to be independent, happy, and successful. However, the protagonist of a novel Hester Prynne dares to break social rules and follow the path she chooses herself.
The paper discusses that the status creates rather a situational irony. The characters are found to associate a man’s social status with things that are showy and ostentatious. For an instance, they always draw a connection between ‘social status’ and ‘pomp or grandeur’.