Religion plays a large part in everyone’s life. In Herman Hesse’s epic story Siddhartha the aspect of religion is taken apart and looked at from nearly every possible angle. There are many key concepts revolving around the main theme of religion, but three which seem to me to be the most important and powerful are the ideas of control of self and soul; that knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom; and the closely related ideas that time is not real and The Oneness of All...
- The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone
The setting g takes place in two major places. Reston Maryland which is a suburb of Washington DC. and the second major area is in Kenya Africa. The story takes place in the 1980's.
Since this story is a true story there is no one character that is a main character. The author does not create the story around any one main character so I'll just list every character I can remember from the book.
1. Charles Monet: He was the first host to the deadly ebola v...
- Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
All children have a special place, whether chosen by a conscious decision or not this is a place where one can go to sort their thoughts. Nature can often provide comfort by providing a nurturing surrounding where a child is forced to look within and choices can be made untainted by society. Mark Twain once said "Don't let school get in the way of your education." Twain states that this education which is provided by society, can actually hinder human gro...
- Much Ado About Nothing
Much ado about nothing
Much Ado About Nothing, A tantalising Shakespearian play now acclaimed
movie, due to the fabulous return to directing of Kenneth Branagh. This is
only Branagh's second directing production but due to the successes of
Henry V, he has deservingly become known as a great director.
The sweeping countryside of Sicily is the home to Kenneth Branagh's
dazzling new romantic comedy, Much ado about nothing. Upon returning from a
- Richard II - Silence Is The Plot
Richard II - Silence is the Plot
In this play of challenge and debate, could it be possibly suggested that King Richard had a part to play in the murder of his uncle the Duke of Gloucester? Could the reader possibly pick up this assumption having known nothing about the play? These are all factors that one must find by reading in between the lines, noticing and understanding the silence that is exchanged. For the silence is just as important as the speech.
Why is it assumed that King Richard ...
- Period 3
In Mary Shelly's novel Frankenstein, one must use their imagination
in order to believe the story line. Throughout the novel there are many
obvious inconsistencies along with impossibilities. This can be called a
lack of verisimilitude, which means that the plot of the story isn't quite
An example of the lack of verisimilitude in the novel is how the creature
came to life and was instantly capable of living unaided. ...
- Animal Farm - Social Criticism
Animal Farm - Social Criticism
Writers often use social criticism in their books to show corruptness or weak points of a group in society. One way of doing this is allegory which is a story in which figures and actions are symbols of general truths. George Orwell is an example of an author who uses allegory to show a social criticism effectively. As in his novel Animal Farm, Orwell makes a parody of Soviet Communism as demonstrated by Animal Farm's brutal totalitarian rule, manipulated and exp...
- Reality, Illusion And Foolish Pride
Reality, Illusion and Foolish Pride
In the plays The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, A Doll's
House by Henrik Ibsen, and Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, the
protagonists' mental beliefs combine reality and illusion that both
shape the plot of each respective story. The ability of the
characters to reject or accept an illusion, along with the foolish
pride that motivated their decision, leads to their personal downfall.
In The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov, Gayev...
- Sherlock Holmes
When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes, he had no idea that his creation would become on of the most read and talked about fiction characters ever. Doyle himself did not even think that the Sherlock Holmes stories were good literature, but as he found out, people were not interested in the quality of his writing but rather being entertained by the world's most famous detective.
Holmes was created in March 1886 but was not introduced to the public until November 1...
- The Blue Hotel
The Blue Hotel
Stephen Crane is a well-known author of variety of short stories. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of a Methodist minister. After schooling at Lafayette College and Syracuse University, he worked in New York as a freelance journalist. His short stories and experimental poetry, also, anticipate the ironic realism of the decades ahead. In his brief and energetic life, he published fourteen books while acting out, in his personal adventures, the legend of the writer as so...
- Hamlet - Appearance Vs. Reality
Hamlet - Appearance vs. Reality
Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, tells the story of a young prince who's father recently died. Hamlet's uncle, Claudius, marries Hamlet's mother, the queen, and takes the throne. As the play is told, Hamlet finds out his father was murdered by the recently crowned king. The theme that remains constant throughout the play is appearance versus reality. Things within the play appear to be true and honest but in reality are infested with evil. Many of th...
- The Crucible - Verbal Irony
The Crucible - Verbal Irony
Arthur Miller, one of America’s greatest playwrights, living or dead, is a master of verbal irony. An examination of three strong examples of verbal irony in Millers play, The Crucible, will prove this out. While Miller started the genre of the tragedy of the common man, and is also know for his thoughtful and decisive plot lines, much of his fame, possibly can be attributed to his brilliant use of language generally, and his use of verbal irony in particular.
- Animal Farm
Animal Farm was first published in 1945. Animal Farm is a satire on Stalinism and the Russian revolution. As Russia was an allied of England in 1945, Orwell had a hard time publishing it. The British author George Orwell, pen name for Eric Blair , achieved prominence in the late 1940's as the author of two brilliant satires attacking totalitarianism. Familiarity with the novels, documentaries, essays, and criticism he wrote during the 1930's and later established him...
- Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
The Test of Honor in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
During the course of the medieval poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain is presented with a number of choices, and must, as a result of these options, make difficult decisions. In most instances, his choices trap his natural self-interest in preserving his own life against his sense of honor. Honor was a major factor in the Age of Chivalry - commanding a much higher priority than it does in our soc...
- The Jungle: A Close Examination
The Jungle: A close examination
There are a million people, men and women and children, who share the curse of the wage-slave; who toil every hour they can stand and see, for just enough to keep them alive; who are condemned till the end of their days to monotony and weariness, to hunger and misery, to heat and cold, dirt and disease, to ignorance and drunkenness and vice! And then turn them over to me, and gaze upon the other side of the picture. There are a thousand-ten thousand, maybe-who ar...