- Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac
"Aggressive: I, sir, if that nose were mine, I'd have it amputated-on the spot! Friendly: How do you drink with such a nose? You ought to have a cup made specially. Descriptive: ‘Tis a rock-a crag-a cape- A cape? Say rather, a peninsula!"
Cyrano de Bergerac is a heroic comedy, a play which is light and humorous and is
composed of jokes, satire, and humorous performance. In this play, Cyrano humors the audience
by making j...
- Addicted To Love
Addicted to Love
Addicted to Love
In Gottfried Von Strassburg’s retelling of the ancient romance, Tristan, love’s portrayal as a psychological disease is considerable. For Rivalin and Blancheflor, Tristan and Isolde, and also King Mark, the affliction causes them to act in a way that they would normally shun. Love changes the perspective on life of those who become intoxicated by its power; whether it’s shared as a couple or entirely unreciprocated, the lust to attain and secure its presen...
- Beowulfs Universal Appeal
Beowulf's Universal Appeal
There are archetypal patterns in life. They reoccur and become familiar to people through all ages and ethnicities. Throughout history, few literary works have captivated audiences by incorporating these patterns. The epic Beowulf is one literary work that effectively incorporates timeless components. The epic poem relates the tale of Beowulf, a warrior who throughout his life overcomes evils. It has strong elements of Anglo-Saxon elements of bravery, strength and of...
- A Farewell To Arms
A Farewell to Arms
A Farewell to Arms
Critics usually describe Hemingway's style as simple, spare,
and journalistic. These are all good words; they all apply.
Perhaps because of his training as a newspaperman, Hemingway
is a master of the declarative, subject-verb-object
sentence. His writing has been likened to a boxer's
punches--combinations of lefts and rights coming at us
without pause. Take the following passage:
We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize ...
- The Merchant Of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
Many people are villainous in the way they act, and their villainous acts may be rooted in the desire to destroy others, or in the hopes of elevating themselves. Many people may only act "villainous" in reaction to the way they have been treated in the past. Shylock the Jew is the villain or antagonist in the play "The Merchant of Venice". Shylock mistreats Antonio the Christian, his daughter, Jessica and Launcelot.
The first person Shylock mistreats, is Launcelot. He ...
- The Doubt Of Future Foes
The Doubt of Future Foes
EXPLICATION "The Doubt of Future Foes" by Queen Elizabeth I The doubt of future foes exiles my present joy, And wit me warns to shun such snares as threaten mine annoy. For falsehood now doth flow, and subject faith doth ebb, Which would not be, if reason ruled or wisdom weaved the web. But clouds of toys untried do cloak aspiring minds, Which turn to rain of late repent, by course of changed winds. The top of hope supposed, the root of ruth will be, And fruitless all ...
- The Shining Houses
The Shining Houses
A Shining Reason To Hope
There is a reason to hope in all literature. Hope can be defined as something which one longs to see realized, or in other words, any form of optimism, with a belief of a positive outcome. Hope in a piece of literature verifies a level of goodness in the world, which can be illustrated many different ways by an author.
"The Shining Houses" by Alice Munro is an auspicious example of hope in a short story.
Alice Munro effectively uses different techn...
- Hamlet - Madness
Hamlet - Madness
Comment on Hamlet's madness. Do you think it was altogether assumed or can you offer evidence to suggest that Hamlet was not always in complete control of his action?
Shakespeare's tragic hero, Hamlet, and his sanity can arguably be discussed. Many portions of the play supports his loss of control in his actions, while other parts uphold his ability of dramatic art. The issue can be discussed both ways and altogether provide significant support to either theory. There are ind...
- Hamlet - Hamlet, Laertes And Fortinbras
Hamlet - Hamlet, Laertes and Fortinbras
Hamlet, Fortinbras and Leartes are all very different people with different lives, but as these men interact in the play we learn that there are many circumstances surrounding them that mysteriously connect them. All three of these characters had some reason to avenge some circumstance in their life, but they all had a very different way of conquering the object of their hatred.
Fortinbras had levied an army to attack and conquer Denmark. Tho...
- Sweetness And Power
Sweetness and Power
Why would anyone feel the need to write an entire book on such a mundane topic such as sugar? Look around at some food products you might have and you will realize that many if not all of them contain sugar in some form or another. For example, a can of soda, which most people drink everyday, contains (depending on the brand) approximately 40 grams of sugars. Look further and you might find that even things such as cheese or chips or soup contain several grams of su...
- Battle At Trafalgar
Battle at Trafalgar
One of the greatest sea battles ever to occur took place off the Spanish coast of Trafalgar. On October 21,1805 Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson of the English Royal Navy, with twenty-seven ships of the line crushed the combined forces of the French and Spanish fleets. Had the outcome of this great battle been different, Napoleon may have realized his dream of ruling an empire that never saw the setting sun. The purpose of this paper is to explain the events that led to this gr...
- Out Of This Furnace
Out of This Furnace
Life in the late 19th and early 20th century was depressing and was an era filled with extremely hard and strenuous work that did not offer much future for the average person . An average wage earner could be virtually stuck in the same job for the rest their life, while the rich maintained their wealth mainly caused by the low taxes. Living conditions were poor for the average person and even worse for arriving immigrants. Despite the dreary and miserable outlook, many A...
- Heart Of Darkness
Heart Of Darkness
In this paper I will show the effect the "Heart of Darkness" had on Kurtz in the stages prior to, the Kurtz in transition, and at the end of his journey.
The Kurtz prior to his journey was a man with a noble heart. We learn about Kurtz prior to his journey by listening to the conversations Marlow has when he returns from Africa. Marlow talked with Kurtz’ cousin, an old colleague, and his Intended. Kurtz "was a universal genius" (244). The old colle...
A Strong Woman is Outcast Melody Carter Women in 20th Cen. Lit. Prof. Fiona Paton Paper 2- Nov 10, 2000 In the novel Sula, by Toni Morrison we follow the life of Sula Peace through out her childhood in the twenties until her death in 1941. The novel surrounds the black community in Medallion, specifically "the bottom". By reading the story of Sula’s life, and the life of the community in the bottom, Morrison shows us the important ways in which families and communities can shape a child’s...
- The Scarlet Letter - Morality Issue
The Scarlet Letter - Morality Issue
The Morality Issue
Through Hawthorne, the book The Scarlet Letter is written about love, sin, and most of all morals. Hawthorne creates many different perspectives on characters and their views. His vivid descriptions of the main trio of characters allow the reader to make there own decisions on who is morally right or wrong. Is Hester a victim, or a temptress, or maybe Dimmesdale is in the wrong for falling for the temptress. Chillingworth, who is ...