- A Description Of Winter
A description of winter
There are the days that are dreary and overcast. The mood is sullen and dark, and
the family is bored. The cold reaches to the bone and chills throughout the body. The tree branches are stark bare, their leaves stripped off in the fall; their beauty gone. Dirt covers
the wet snow that lays uneven over the yard, or piled on the side of the driveway.
Yet, there are the days of magic, when fresh, fluffy snow bursts through the
clouds and sur...
- Dealers Of Lighting
Dealers of Lighting
"Dealers of Lightning" the legendary story of Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Written by Los Angeles Times corespondent, Michael Hiltzik. The Book brings together moments behind the research labs trailblazing technological achievements. Hiltzik also gives you vast amounts of insight and information about such people as Jack Goldman, Xerox chief scientists who convinced the corporation to sink tens of millions of dollars into PARC, while acknowledging tha...
- Night Shift
Envision a dead-silent murky room with nothing to eye at aside from papers. Plentiful papers scattered about the room. With every tick of the clock, your eyelids descend further down; your palm is fiery like lava oozing down a recently erupted volcano, yet your fingertips are as frigid as the glacial lands of Antarctica. Even under these harsh conditions, you must still focus on the task at hand, studying for finals. These are the obstacles confronting Sean Wallace in his ques...
- Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a complex and disturbing portrayal of the noble class in pre-revolutionary France. Set in the late eighteenth century during the latter part of the Ancien Regime, Les Liaisons weaves a web of cold, calculated betrayal of the most immoral kind.
The story unfolds in the form of letters written between the principal characters, giving it a unique literary texture. By using this style, de Laclos is able to give the reader a shockingly intimate ...
- A Farewell To Arms
A Farewell to Arms
From Ancient Greek playwright, Euripides, ("To die is a debt we must all of us discharge" (Fitzhenry 122)) to renowned Nineteenth Century poet, Emily Dickinson, ("Because I could not stop for Death/ He kindly stopped for me -/ The carriage held but just ourselves/ And Immortality" (Fitzhenry 126)) the concept of death, reincarnation, rebirth, and mourning have been brooded over time and time again. And with no definite answers to life's most puzzling question of death bein...
- The Hollow Men
The Hollow Men
This is a paper I wrote on the Hollow Men by T. S. Eliot for an english class of mine a few months ago. I am currently enrolled at The Uni. of So. Cal. Hope you enjoy:
Eliot starts his poem "The Hollow Men" with a quote from Joseph Conrad’s novel the Heart of Darkness. The line "Mistah Kurtz-he dead" refers to a Mr. Kurtz who was a European trader who had gone in the "the heart of darkness" by traveling into the central African jungle, with European standards of life and conduct...
- The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
In the film, "The Princess Bride," directed by Rob Reiner, it all begins with a Grandfather telling the story to his less than enthusiastic Grandson. The story opens in the country of Florin with Buttercup treating her "Farm Boy" not so well, "his name was Wesley, but she never called him that. "Very soon she realizes he loves her and she loves him in return. He sets off for America "to make his fortune across the ...
- A Dolls House - Central Theme
A Doll's House - Central Theme
One of A Doll's House's central theme is secession from society. It is demonstrated by several of its characters breaking away from the social standards of their time and acting on their own terms. No one character demonstrates this better than Nora.
During the time in which the play took place society frowned upon women asserting themselves. Women were supposed to play a role in which they supported their husbands, took care of their children, and made sure eve...
- Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God" Research Paper "I am Me, My Eyes Toward God" Mark Evans Zora Neale Hurston an early twentieth century Afro-American feminist author, was raised in a predominately black community which gave her an unique perspective on race relations, evident in her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston drew on her on experiences as a feminist Afro-American female to create a story about the magical transformation of Janie,...
This project will focus on the adventures of Dionysus and his
interactions with other people. I will also show what Dionysus
stands for and is depicted by. You will learn about his lifestyle and the
way he affected others’ lives. I will explain his family and birth and I
will tell the story of the few who dare to oppose Dionysus.
- In The Time Of The Butterflies
In the Time of the Butterflies
The main point of Julia Alvarez’s "In the Time of the Butterflies" is to show individual personality in each character. This book shows that the people involved in the revolution led personal lives and had feelings just like those of us who read about them. By telling about the characters’ families and personal issues, Alvarez draws her readers into the book and makes them feel for each character. Something that puzzled me was why the Mirabal sisters re...
- Jane Eyre - Critical Evaluation
Jane Eyre - Critical Evaluation
The novel "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë consists of the continuous journey through Jane’s life towards her final happiness and freedom. This is effectively supported by five significant ‘physical’ journeys she makes, which mirror the four emotional journeys she makes.
10-year-old Jane lives under the custody of her Aunt Reed, who hates her. Jane resents her harsh treatment by her aunt and cousins so much that she has a severe temper outburst, which result...
- Kristin McOlvin
April 12th, 1999
Lack Of Verisimilitude in Frankenstein
In Mary Shelly's gothic novel Frankenstein, the reader must
suspend disbelief during many crucial points in the plot. There are
also many inconsistencies in the minor details of the story. This lack
of verisimilitude may be noticed by readers today, but in the ninteenth
century, when this novel was written, readers were too terrified with
the story line ...
- East Goes West
East Goes West
One of the first works of fiction written by an Asian immigrant to the United States, Kang's novel describes his early adulthood with a poignant humor that touches not only on his most positive experiences in a new country--such as being befriended by other Korean Americans--but also on some of his worst: the time when college classmates convinced him to run a race in long underwear. Kang, however, never forces us to feel sorry for him; simply by relating his experiences to us in...
- Macbeth - Macbeths Villainy
Macbeth - Macbeth's Villainy
MacBeth’s villainy is shown when he kills his king, friend, and innocent people and usurps the throne but he is not totally evil. His bravery loyalty and honour are qualities to be admired. He’s a man of action and remorse not just an evil villain.
MacBeth’s villainy is shown when he kills Duncan and the king’s guards. MacBeth isn’t a traitor just because he done all this, he is loyal to the king and once he kills Duncan he has a guilty concionse "…He’s here ...