Victor Frankenstein, as he huddled in the corner of his room, with only bed sheets to offer a hint of security, plagued himself with questions as to how he could create such a catastrophe. A being of immense proportions, Victor's life-long work, stood lingering over Victor's bed and the only thought repeating in the creator's mind was how wretched it is...
" His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; ...
- Am I Blue
Am I Blue
Personal Conflicts in "Am I Blue"
The author of Am I Blue, Beth Henley begins the play with the seventeen-year-old protagonist John Polk sitting alone in a bar. John contemplates on the red and black card in his hand. From the street, a sixteen-year-old girl whose name is Ashbe sits next to him. She hides under his raincoat because she stole two ashtrays from a local inn. Ashbe is a social person and soon begins a conversation with John. Through persistent questioning, Ashbe disc...
Octavia Butler’s novel Kindred is categorized as science fiction because of the existence of time travel. However, the novel does not center on the schematics of this type of journey. Instead, the novel deals with the relationships forged between a Los Angeles woman from the 20th century, and slaves from the 19th century. Therefore, the mechanism of time travel allows the author a sort of freedom when writing this "slavery narrative" apart from her counterparts. Butl...
- Creative Writing
While on vacation in Acapulco Mexico, I, along with my family and friends took a tour by boat to a small resort island. As we approached, I was awestruck by it's beauty. I knew this was going to be fun, but had no idea that this place would be forever etched in my mind.
We were greeted at the dock by two natives dressed in brightly colored tropical shirts, white pants and shoes. They were also wearing smiles just as bright. They escorted us to an open-air type restaurant wi...
- Old Man And The Sea
Old Man And The Sea
Hemingway's Old Man And The Sea
Old Man and the Sea This part of the story has to do with Santiago against nature and the sea. In this part of the story, he goes out and fights nature in the form of terrible forces and dangerous creatures, among them, a marlin, sharks and hunger. He starts the story in a small skiff and moves out in a journey to capture a fish after a long losing streak of eighty-four days. Unfortunately his friend must desert him due to this problem and ...
- Araby And Eveline
Araby and Eveline
In "Araby" and "Eveline" Joyce uses religious symbols to show the importance of the Catholic religion in both of the main characters’ lives. Both of these stories take place in Dublin, Ireland, a place that is very strong in its belief in the Catholic religion. In "Araby," the imagery of the infamous "Fall" is presented to the reader within the second paragraph to indicate its importance. The themes of religious masses can be found i...
- A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire
"All the characters in "A Streetcar Named Desire" are to some extent living an unreal existence". Agree or disagree with this statement about the characters and be sure to use quotes to support your comments.
Not all the characters in "A Streetcar Named Desire" are living an unreal existence, however some are, in particular Blanche, Stella and Stanley. Blanch to some extent is living in her own fantasy world plagued with delusions and o...
- Antigone: Gender Conflict
Antigone: Gender Conflict
?In the play Antigone there are many references that link to the
oppression of women. Creon made many convictions insulting
womenkind. His convictions seemed true to a large population of men.
I believe the majority of men, in the ancient Greek times believed in
the undeniable domination of women. The start of the Greeks began
around 2000 B.C. with the Mycenaeans. They inhabited the Greek
peninsula. (Perry 40)
"If we transgress . . . we" (Bea...
Upon first reading Aphra Behn's work Oroonoko, one might get the impression that this is an early example of antislavery literature that became so popular during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In the short biography of Behn from the Norton Anthology of British Literature, we learn that Behn's story had a great impact on those who fought against the slave- trade. Although the horrors of the slave trade are clearly brought forth, I do not feel Behn was using these images toward...
- War Of The Worlds
War of the Worlds
A: Summary of
This story is about two Indian twins who live by their mother, because their
father died. The twins and the mother are starting to have some problems,
because the mother has the opinion that the twins no longer have respect for
other people. As a results of this big discussion the mother says that the twins
The twins were real evil to the young men who wanted to be with them, and we
hear about how the twins enjoyed to go out with boys and...
- The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers is a story of love illustrated through the romantic longings and attractions of the three eccentric characters; Miss Amelia, Cousin Lymon, and Marvin Macy. McCullers depicts love as a force, often strong enough to change people's attitudes and behaviors. Yet, the author seems to say, if the love is unrequited, individuals, having lost their motivation to change, will revert back to their true selves. The allure of the dif...
- Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
There is a wide variety of books to choose from to enjoy reading and read for a specific reason. One book that I feel would be a good choice is Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry. This book is mainly about the racism and prejudice that went on in 1933 and around that time. It focuses on a family and the hardships they faced everyday of their lives. I believe after finishing this book that I was taught lessons. This book may also lea...
- Exile And Pain In Three Elegiac Poems
Exile and Pain In Three Elegiac Poems
There is a great similarity between the three elegiac poems, The Wanderer, The Wife of Lament, and The Seafarer. This similarity is the theme of exile. Exile means separation, or banishment from ones native country, region, or home. During the Anglo Saxon period, exile caused a great amount of pain and grief. The theme is shown to have put great sadness into literature of this time period. The majority of the world's literature from the past contains the th...
- Frederick Douglass
Rebecca Quietmeyer "Sincerely and earnestly hoping that this little book may do something toward throwing light on the American slave system, and hastening the glad day of deliverance to the millions of my brethren in bonds…relying upon the power of truth, love, and justice, for success in my…efforts and solemnly pledging myself anew to the sacred cause, I subscribe myself." (76) With these words, Frederick Douglass ended one of the greatest pieces of propaganda o...
- Educating Rita
Entertainment from today's astounding visual effects in movies to men acting as women in Shakespearean plays some centuries ago, have always been and will always be appreciated by many. Even George B. Shaw's play Pygmalion, has given a few laughs, but not only made for engaging an audience in something fun and making money, instead to a noticeable extent for people to learn.
"Pygmalion" in fact, is a play filled with its popular misconceptions, like in Act 1 where a professor ...