- Artificial Nigger
In O’Conner’s "The Artificial Nigger" the essences of prejudice and degradation are captured to a great extent. Reality shows us with needless consistency people who need to feel better about themselves and only achieve it by being better than someone else. Mr. Head, the grandfather, is an example of one of these people. He is in competition with seemingly everyone he encounters. Racism is just one of the forms he utilizes to demean others, while elevating his ...
- Romeo And Juliet - Who Is To Blame For The Deaths In The Play?
Romeo And Juliet - Who is to Blame for the Deaths in the Play?
The names "Romeo" and "Juliet" have passed in our language as a symbol for love. For centuries, no story of love has been more influential, prominent and emotional than The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. In the extraordinary track of the play, the unconquerable love, heroic actions, and faithful vows of the two lovers finger our hearts hard like a spiky thorn and soft like the delicate silk. Who is to blame for the deaths in the play?...
- A ROSE FOR EMILY
A ROSE FOR EMILY
A Rose for Emily takes place after the Civil War and into the 1900’s in the town of Jefferson,
Mississippi—a town very similar to the one in which William Faulkner spent most of his life. It is a story
of the conflict between the old and the new South, the past and the present—with Emily and the things
around her steadfastly representing the dying old traditions and the present expressed mostly through the
words of the narrator but also through Homer Barron and...
- A Hanging Audience
A hanging audience
"I had never realised what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man." After reading and understanding George Orwell’s feelings through his experiences in his essay "A Hanging." We come to realize that George Orwell, a visitor from the European establishment, gets the opportunity to participate in the execution of a Hindu man. We realise that the author is degraded by what he has witnessed and experienced, and decides to share his feelings with...
According to the Greek poet Hesiod, the Titan demi-god Prometheus was responsible for the creation of men. He manufactured them from clay, from the natural earth. When Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, she left little doubt that the creator of the monster, Victor Frankenstein, by making a living creature from inaminate parts was a new Prometheus. But her metaphor extends beyond the immediately obvious. In Hesiod’s myth, Prometheus had an inflated sense...
- Only The Heart
Only the heart
The Vietnamese people in only the heart had many difficult hardships to go through in order to get to Australia. The book showed how all the different characters responded to these hardships in there own ways. I will talk about the problems before they left Vietnam and how that made them escape. To the extent in which they succeeded and what helped them succeed. And of coarse the problems they had along the way.
The Vo family was living in a village in Vietnam during the war a...
- Breaking Up
Some felt they were a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The reality,
however, is that they were a heartbreaking example of what can go wrong with
Christian Dalvia, 14 and Maryling Flores, 13 were sweethearts who
were forbidden by Flores’ mother to see each other. In early November, 1995,
the young couple met one last time. Standing at the edge of a Florida canal,
they joined hands and jumped 15 feet into the cold, murky water to their
- Creative Writing
Picture this: a warm, sunny, November day in Dallas, Texas. Everyone in the town is excited because the president was making a stop there and a parade was to be held. The streets were packed as the limousine, carrying President Kennedy, his wife, Jackie, the governor, and his wife, passed by slowly. While the president waved to the crowd, everything seemed to be well and good. Now picture the same scene, a few minutes later: the crowd is in hysteria, no one knows what is...
Siddhartha is a young man on a long quest in search of the ultimate answer to the enigma of a man’s role on this earth. Through his travels, he finds love, friendship, pain, and identity. He finds the true meaning behind them the hard way, but that is the best way to learn them.
He starts out by finding friendship with his buddy, Govinda. They have been friends ever since their childhood. There are really close, like each other’s shadow. They have traveled and lived most of their ...
- Gimple The Fool
Gimple the Fool
A deeper look at "Gimple the Fool"
At one time or another, everyone, in their life, has looked down upon someone because that someone isn't as rich, attractive, or even as intelligent as most people. People do this without any regard to the people's feeling, and without ever imagining what it is like to be in that person's shoes. In Isaac Bashevis Singer's "Gimpel the Fool", a man named Gimpel was harassed and teased because of the fact he was gullible, or so the peop...
- A Rose For Emily New South Vs. Old
A Rose For Emily New South vs. Old
A Rose for Emily
William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" tells the story of a young woman who is violated
by her father's strict mentality. After being the only man in her life Emily's father died and she
found it difficult to let go. Emily was raised during the pre-civil war era. Like her father, Emily
possessed a stubborn outlook towards life, and refused to change. Emily could have been seen as
a representative of the old south. She represented the ide...
- Invisible Man By Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man is a story told through the eyes of the narrator, a Black man struggling in a White culture. The narrative starts during his college days where he works hard and earns respect from the administration. Dr. Bledsoe, the prominent Black administrator of his school, becomes his mentor. Dr. Bledsoe has achieved success in the White culture which becomes the goals which the narrator seeks to achieve. The narrator's hard work culminates in him being given t...
- Holden Caulfield, The Main Character In J.D. Salingers The Catcher
Holden Caulfield, the main character in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher
in the Rye, is what I believe to be one of the most well-developed
characters which I have read about. He has many characteristics that are
all his own, such as the way he views the world, his friends and his
family. One of the main things that characterizes Holden, is that way
that he thinks the entire world is "phony."
Holden's view of the world as "phony" is a very strong one, and
in most cases, is ...
- Shakespeare - His View On Kingship
Shakespeare - His view on kingship
Shakespeare’s ideas towards kingship can be seen throughout the play. He shows that a king should be chosen by divine right and shows the attributes of what a good king should be.
The play ‘Macbeth’ is set in medieval Scotland at the fictional time of King Duncan. Scotland is currently at war with the Norwegians when news of their victory comes through, with thanks to the two leaders of the army Macbeth and Banquo. On their travel home Macbeth and Banquo stu...
- The Lottery
Slips of Fate
In the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, the author uses irony to expand on a theme of traditions that continue although they are ludicrous and barbaric. "Like a lamb to slaughter" comes to mind for both the characters in this story and the reader. The characters are honoring a tradition that is handed down to them from former generations. The reader is led through the seemingly normal and quaint little village, and is taken on a ri...