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Critical Analysis Essay "The secret to humor is surprise–Aristotle." The two stories I'm going to talk
about "The Weather of New England" by Mark Twain and "The Dog That Bit People" by James
Thurber are both strange humorous essay with a twist. Both stories have a central conflict, in "The
Dog That Bit People" a family is burden with a dog that bites everyone, including the narrator. "The
Weather of New England" talks about the weather of the new colonies and how spontaneous they
were and the different forms they came in. Both humorous authors use style, tone, and perspective
as a technique to tell their story and conflicts. Mark Twain uses style in "The Weather of New
England", when he uses words like "sumptuous" and "Centennial" to describe what's going on in the
story. The author refers to the weather as "sumptuous" saying that there are splendid and lavish
varieties of the weather of New England that cause a stranger to admire and regret or pity the
weather. He also says that "the brightest gems in the New England weather is the dazzling
uncertainty." The authors uses words like "dazzling" to show his style. His style is sarcastic because
he makes the uncertainty of not knowing what the weathers going to be as a good thing when really
the unexpected weather is causing problems. The author of "The Dog That Bit People" James
Thurber on one hand uses hyperbole's like Mark Twain ,but on the
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Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau and the Voices...
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau and the Voices of the Oppressed
There have been many writers who dedicated much of their work towards representing the voices of
the oppressed. Among them are Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry David Thoreau. Although these
authors were dedicated to the same cause they approached the subject from their own perspective,
reflecting on an issue that was relevant to their position in life. Their literature was used to address,
or in some cases attack, problems within society such as race, equality, and gender. The voices of
Stowe, and Thoreau were used as an instrument in representing the injustices of those who had no
one else to protect them. Oddly enough, this protection was from the very ... Show more content on
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Later in life she was bound by the stern discipline of an older sister, and upon her marriage to Calvin
Stowe was overcome with poverty, poor health, and the demands of motherhood with a rapidly
increasing family. She knew from personal experience what it was like to be oppressed. It was
during these years of her life she would learn, and relate to, the sufferings of others. These years of
her life may have seemed unbearable at times, but without them she may never have had the courage
to speak out for others. All of these emotions were poured out onto the pages of Uncle Tomâs Cabin.
It is possible that she could see similarities between the circumstances of her life and that of a slave:
neither she nor the slaves were viewed as individuals with rights of their own. Uncle Tomâs Cabin
was an assertion for individual rights for slaves and was quite possibly her own declaration of
independence. It was in this writing that "her resentment toward the repressive influences in her own
life ... attached itself to the symbol of the black race" (Adams 45).
Stowe spoke out for the slaves in several of her writings. She believed the sin of slavery to be the
denial of humanity to man. As such, the argument in one of her novels began: "if the Negro is a
man, what possible excuse can there be for denying him liberty and equality?" (Adams 67). Also, in
Biographical Sketch of The
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What Is The Theme Of Barn Burning By William Faulkner
The themes of loyalty are woven throughout American Literature. As the Realism of the 1800s
faded, the American culture developed into modernism. Concrete expectations and traditions were
traded for individualistic fluidity. Values and levels of loyalty shifted. William Faulkner, the winner
of the Nobel prize in 1950 (Encyclopædia Britannica, 2017), captures this exploration of loyalty in
his short story, ¨Barn Burning¨. From construction work to caretaker to celebrated author, John
Steinbeck weaves deep themes into simple settings, captivating his readers (Encyclopædia
Britannica, 2017). His short story, ¨The Chrysanthemums¨ is one such piece. Boldly authentic in the
racial struggles of the 1900s, African–American Langston Hughes poetically portrays his loyalties
lie in ¨Harlem¨ and ¨I Too¨. Through story and poetry, Faulkner, Steinbeck, and Hughes display
tensions in the loyalty to family, self, and truth, influencing readers to ponder their levels of loyalty.
In the 20th Century, the definitions of honor and loyalty to family changed. Cultural norms once
expected a son to continue his father´s business or craft. This became the exception in the modern
era with more emphasis put on the individual´s talents and interests. In ¨Barn Burning,¨ William
Faulkner describes the tension of loyalty between a son and father. Mr. Snopes, a proud and unruly
man, burned his neighbor´s barn after an unresolved disagreement. His son Salty is nearly called up
on to testify against his
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  • 1. The Secret to Humor is Surprise in The Weather of New... Critical Analysis Essay "The secret to humor is surprise–Aristotle." The two stories I'm going to talk about "The Weather of New England" by Mark Twain and "The Dog That Bit People" by James Thurber are both strange humorous essay with a twist. Both stories have a central conflict, in "The Dog That Bit People" a family is burden with a dog that bites everyone, including the narrator. "The Weather of New England" talks about the weather of the new colonies and how spontaneous they were and the different forms they came in. Both humorous authors use style, tone, and perspective as a technique to tell their story and conflicts. Mark Twain uses style in "The Weather of New England", when he uses words like "sumptuous" and "Centennial" to describe what's going on in the story. The author refers to the weather as "sumptuous" saying that there are splendid and lavish varieties of the weather of New England that cause a stranger to admire and regret or pity the weather. He also says that "the brightest gems in the New England weather is the dazzling uncertainty." The authors uses words like "dazzling" to show his style. His style is sarcastic because he makes the uncertainty of not knowing what the weathers going to be as a good thing when really the unexpected weather is causing problems. The author of "The Dog That Bit People" James Thurber on one hand uses hyperbole's like Mark Twain ,but on the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 3. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau and the Voices... Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau and the Voices of the Oppressed There have been many writers who dedicated much of their work towards representing the voices of the oppressed. Among them are Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry David Thoreau. Although these authors were dedicated to the same cause they approached the subject from their own perspective, reflecting on an issue that was relevant to their position in life. Their literature was used to address, or in some cases attack, problems within society such as race, equality, and gender. The voices of Stowe, and Thoreau were used as an instrument in representing the injustices of those who had no one else to protect them. Oddly enough, this protection was from the very ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Later in life she was bound by the stern discipline of an older sister, and upon her marriage to Calvin Stowe was overcome with poverty, poor health, and the demands of motherhood with a rapidly increasing family. She knew from personal experience what it was like to be oppressed. It was during these years of her life she would learn, and relate to, the sufferings of others. These years of her life may have seemed unbearable at times, but without them she may never have had the courage to speak out for others. All of these emotions were poured out onto the pages of Uncle Tomâs Cabin. It is possible that she could see similarities between the circumstances of her life and that of a slave: neither she nor the slaves were viewed as individuals with rights of their own. Uncle Tomâs Cabin was an assertion for individual rights for slaves and was quite possibly her own declaration of independence. It was in this writing that "her resentment toward the repressive influences in her own life ... attached itself to the symbol of the black race" (Adams 45). Stowe spoke out for the slaves in several of her writings. She believed the sin of slavery to be the denial of humanity to man. As such, the argument in one of her novels began: "if the Negro is a man, what possible excuse can there be for denying him liberty and equality?" (Adams 67). Also, in Biographical Sketch of The ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 5. What Is The Theme Of Barn Burning By William Faulkner The themes of loyalty are woven throughout American Literature. As the Realism of the 1800s faded, the American culture developed into modernism. Concrete expectations and traditions were traded for individualistic fluidity. Values and levels of loyalty shifted. William Faulkner, the winner of the Nobel prize in 1950 (Encyclopædia Britannica, 2017), captures this exploration of loyalty in his short story, ¨Barn Burning¨. From construction work to caretaker to celebrated author, John Steinbeck weaves deep themes into simple settings, captivating his readers (Encyclopædia Britannica, 2017). His short story, ¨The Chrysanthemums¨ is one such piece. Boldly authentic in the racial struggles of the 1900s, African–American Langston Hughes poetically portrays his loyalties lie in ¨Harlem¨ and ¨I Too¨. Through story and poetry, Faulkner, Steinbeck, and Hughes display tensions in the loyalty to family, self, and truth, influencing readers to ponder their levels of loyalty. In the 20th Century, the definitions of honor and loyalty to family changed. Cultural norms once expected a son to continue his father´s business or craft. This became the exception in the modern era with more emphasis put on the individual´s talents and interests. In ¨Barn Burning,¨ William Faulkner describes the tension of loyalty between a son and father. Mr. Snopes, a proud and unruly man, burned his neighbor´s barn after an unresolved disagreement. His son Salty is nearly called up on to testify against his ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 7. Allen Ginsberg's Howl Summary 1. In Henry David Thoreau's "Walden" Thoreau says that "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer." (Thoreau pg. 930) To Thoreau and many other Transcendentalists, being your own person or individualism was of utmost importance. Thoreau's true meaning behind this statement is if someone acts differently than you or in a strange manner, they may have different values and norms in their life than your own. Those people are simply reacting in a way that their values deem as morally right. Thoreau greatly emphasizes the importance of being different and not conforming to normal societal ways. When in the book Walden he moves into the woods to see what life is like with little ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... 2545). 3. In the excerpt "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" By Harriet Jacobs. She talks about the hardships of being a slave and especially being a woman in this world of slavery. "When they told me my new–born baby was a girl, my heart was heavier than it had ever been before" (pg. 830). She states that being a man in a slave's world of hard but being a woman is much worse. "They have wrongs, and sufferings, and mortifications peculiarly their own." (pg. 831). She fears that her babe will be sold to a slave trader and she would rather the babe die and be buried than to lose her to the trade. She doesn't want her baby girl to be born into her life, a life of pain and suffering. She knows the baby will live a life of slavery. Her baby girl had no name at birth and was bound to acquire a Christian name. There is a fierce love that she has for her children and his drives her to create a better life for them, possibly even gain their freedom from slavery. 4. In Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville, Mr. Bartleby will not leave the law firms office after repeatedly being told to do so. Though the lawyer makes the decision to not contact the police because "it was an unpleasant idea" (Melville pg. 1119). The lawyer then begins to think of a story he once heard ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 9. Theme Of The Narrator In A Rose For Emily "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner is a story about the life and death of Emily Grierson, known as a "fallen monument" in Jefferson, Mississippi as stated by the narrator (Faulkner 30). The story begins with Miss Emily's death but the narrator who is assumingly a townsperson reveals flashbacks of Miss Emily's life. When Emily's dad died, she was in denial until she finally broke down and allowed his body to be buried. Her heart is then broken by her lover, Homer Barron who she ends up killing. A similar theme is present in "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" by Katherine Ann Porter. Porter used stream of consciousness through the narrator to reveal events in Granny's life that have affected her. Before Granny got married and had four children with her husband, she was jilted at the alter by her fiancé George which cause lifelong sadness and agony. As she took her last breath, the "bridgegoom," who is believed to be Jesus, betrays her too. Both stories about elderly women and their losses that cause loneliness and hatred that they carry to their death bed. The authors' use of narration and setting, characterization, and conflict contribute their themes with unique underlying meaning. The narrator of "A Rose for Emily" is pretty interesting. Told in first person, the reader can gather who the narrator is when he states that "Alive, Miss Emily was a had been a tradition, a duty, and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town–", this statement establishes the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 11. William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily is set in the small southern town of Jefferson during the early decades of the twentieth century . At this time, vast and cardinal changes were being made by the upcoming new south to conceal and move from the horrid truths that were a part of the town's history. In lieu of this, Jefferson was at a turning point in which they were having difficulty coming to terms with these changes . Integrating Faulkner's use of character and symbols with other sources, it will be supported that despite of the attempts made to carry Miss Emily and others who expressed denial and fear of modernity, change is an inevitable reality that was unable to be escaped. The author uses Miss ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Miss Emily's changing ppearance is one thing that she cannot control . Other variances aside from physical appearance that is seen in Emily is her mental state. Emily having a multi personality disorder is then disinterred. Emily not being mentally stable is due to the fact that Emily's father had served as a hindrance from her sexual maturity and in her thoughts. Her father was the reason why she was never able to become acquainted with any other male except her father: "Miss Emily a slender figure in white in the background, her father a spraddled silhouette in the foreground, with his back to her and clutching a horsewhip"(Faulkner 316). This illustrates the immense control Miss Emily's father had on her social life in regards to who she was able to associate with on an intimate level even if this perception was just a "tableau" . It was because of this that Emily was unable to find in a man the affection that she yearned for. With this inheritance from Emily's father of not being assenting of change on more occasions than one, it will be proven that this will present adverse outcomes for her. The passing of Emily's father was when things went downhill furthermore. As the women of the town confronted Emily about her father's passing, the narrator then goes on to say that, "She told them that her father was not dead." (Faulkner 31). What was ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 13. Compare And Contrast Frederick Douglass And Mark Twain Frederick Douglass, nor Mark Twain didn't have the life that a person now would want. Frederick Douglas was born in Maryland. He grew up without a mother or father, he was born into slavery. His birthday is unknown till this day, since back then they didn't really care what time or day a black person was born. He at first grew up living with my grandmother. At a young age he was taken away and was assigned to work in a plantation, the master there could've been his father. He was mistreated badly and the living conditions were horrible. Later, he was sent to Baltimore, where he was kind of excited to go there and forget what he lived back home. He also tried escaping from slavery twice before he actually escaped. He died on February 20, 1895. In the other hand Mark Twain, or Samuel L. Clemens, born on November 30, 1835. He had a lot of jobs such as a storekeeper, a judge, land speculator. He wanted to be rich but unfortunately he wasn't able to. He lived in Hannibal since he was 4 to the age of 17. When his father died he had to make money for his family so he started to work more and more, he began learning how to pilot a steamboat, which he liked because it made him quite the buck. He died on April 21, 1910. Some similarities between these two is that they both wrote good stories, and used some personal experiences in them. Twain wrote a lot of different stories, they were good. Twain focused more on letting the overall meaning of his stories get to the reader's emotions, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 15. The Best American Essays Of The Century By Robert Atwan Throughout the 1900's, America has grown exponentially in its values, struggles, and art. The Best American Essays of the Century, written by Robert Atwan, showcases the progress this country has made through a series of essays ordered chronologically. Although many underlying topics existed in these pieces, three common themes particularly stood out. In "How It Feels to Be Colored Me" by Zora Neale Hurston, "The Old Stone House" by Edmund Wilson, and "The Handicapped" by Randolph Bourne, identity is an important subject. Injustice is a clearly shared theme in "Coatesville" by John Jay Chapman, "The Devil Baby at Hull–House" by Jane Addams, and "Of the Coming of John" by W.E.B. Du Bois. Finally, in "Corn–pone Opinions" by Mark Twain, "Tradition and the Individual Talent" by T.S. Eliot, and "What Are Masterpieces and Why Are There So Few of Them" by Gertrude Stein, the aspect of non–personality and the removal of one's self seems to be commonly spoken of in terms of creation. The first motif, identity, appears initially in "How It Feels to Be Colored Me" where it says, "But I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow damned up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all." (p. 115) Here, it is obvious that the author holds no shame in her skin nor self. She is proud of who she is despite the prejudice some hold against her. Hurston identifies as colored and does not care what others think. Her identity is unwavering. Also applicable to this idea is ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 17. Native Son Critical Analysis In Richard Wright's 1940 novel Native Son the murder of two young women shock the city of Chicago. Mary Dalton, a white millionaire heiress, and Bessie Mears, a working class Black woman are both killed by Bigger Thomas, a young African–American male. Although equally gruesome, the deaths of Mary and Bessie do not elicit the same responses. While a right ensues for Mary before and after Bigger is caught, there is no mention of what happens to Bessie. However, the lack of attention to Bessie's murder is not an anomaly. Throughout Native Son, readers are consistently informed and reminded that Bessie does not occupy the same space or status as Mary in their society and in the mind of Bigger. The women are only positioned as equals is during ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... After this group introduction, one girl is singled out and Mary Dalton is identified (Wright 32). However, it is important to note that Mary does not go without being sexualized. Once Mary is identified on screen the camera moves from her face to focusing on her legs as the news anchor describes her relationship with a "well–known radical" (Wright 32). Mary's social status does not prevent her from being objectified. Yet, it is the inclusion of her family's wealth that increases her desirability. Bessie's character and her significance to the text are first reduced by being positioned as less desirable than Mary. Although Bigger desires Bessie, it is only during a sexual moment that he expresses this want. In her article "Black Boy No More?: Violence and the Flight from Blackness in Richard Wright's Native Son" Kadeshia L. Matthews expresses that "Bigger values Bessie only as a body" (282). Once he has finished masturbating, Bessie is no longer occupies a place in Bigger's thoughts. Mary, on the other hand, has more to offer Bigger than her body. Despite Bigger acknowledging that he is attracted to her, by referring to her as "a hot–looking number," her socio– economic status is just as appealing (Wright 33). Jack recognizes this and informs Bigger that if he learns to get along with Mary "then you can get everything you want" (Wright 33). Although Jack's statements have sexual ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 19. Frederick Douglass and Henry David Thoreau Frederick Douglass was an American slave. Henry David Thoreau was a writer from the 17th century. The narrative read about Frederick Douglass was about his life as a slave, and how it changed as time went on, including his eventual release from enslavement. The article about Henry Thoreau was in regards to the theory of Civil Disobedience, and his role in the creation of that theory. Frederick Douglass lived from 1817 until 1895. He was a slave in Maryland, and was under the custody of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Auld. Mrs. Auld helped Frederick learn to read, which set the foundation for the person he became. With the ability to read, he began to ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... 142). He strongly opposed slavery, and because he helped slaves escape to Canada, he was a criminal. He disobeyed the Fugitive Slave Act, which to him was an unjust law. One effect Thoreau's writings had on the future was the fact that it supported those men who wanted to dodge the draft, because they were opposed to war. He did not support anything he felt was unjust, and often times ended up in prison, and all his efforts were recorded in his journal. Both excerpts are from personal writings by these two men. They each give a different perspective to the same time period. They lived during the same time period, both being born in 1817. On the one hand, Douglass was born into slavery, and was against it for obvious reasons, and eventually he found freedom. Thoreau was a Harvard educated white ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 21. Analysis Of Rip Van Winkle Washington Irving, "Rip Van Winkle" (29) Within Washington Irving's story "Rip Van Winkle", Irving depicts an early British colonist by the name of Rip. Rip although the descendant of the chivalrous Van Winkles, does not like to perform arduous tasks. Irving illustrates this within the text stating, " Rip Van Winkle, however, was one of those happy mortals, of foolish, well– being oiled dispositions, who take the world easy, eat white bread or brown, which ever can be got with the least thought or trouble, and would rather starve on a penny than work for a pound." ( Irving 32) This highlights the indifferent attitude Rip has when it comes to results in life as well as his desire to avoid work. Rip is somewhat odd in this respect ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The overall themes of the story can be interpreted as old habits die hard, or time flies when you are having fun. The notes of D.K. draw a conclusion of his belief in such an event in happening, this reveals the idealistic outlook of folktales. Edgar Allan Poe, "The Fall of the House of Usher" (654) The story of "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe reveals the terrors that can derive from fear. The story starts with the description by the narrator of his friends Roderick Usher's house, the text reads, "During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher. I know not how it was ––but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit." (Poe 654) The story later goes onto explain how Roderick and his twin sister, Madeline are the last of the Usher bloodline and both suffer from serious illnesses. Madeline although, suffers from a more serious illness catalepsy resulting in various seizures. Upon one of her seizures Roderick declares Madeline as dead and asks the narrator to help bury her. A week goes past and the narrator and Roderick are reading ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 23. Analysis Of Henry James ' Short Story ' The Beast Of The... This lesson provides a summary and analysis of Henry James ' short story, 'The Beast in the Jungle. ' A core focus of this lesson is the story 's emphasis on the themes of loneliness, relationships, the meaning of life, and life 's inevitable regrets. !!!Lesson Overview Henry James has long been known as a master of subtle psychological fiction, which is no surprise, considering that his brother was the pioneering psychiatrist, William James, who originated the term, 'stream–of–consciousness. ' Henry James ' reputation for delving into the nuances of the human psyche was cemented in no small measure by what many consider to be one of his finest stories, 'The Beast in the Jungle. ' 'The Beast in the Jungle ' tells the story of John Marcher and his lifelong friendship with May Bartram. Early in their relationship, Marcher shares with May the great secret of his life, his conviction that it is his destiny to suffer some catastrophic fate, some spectacular event that will define his life and the lives of those around him. This event, Marcher says, lies in wait for him like the beast in the jungle that gives the story its name. Across the decades, May and Marcher cultivate their friendship, determining to await together the pouncing of the beast. But Marcher vows that he will never embroil a wife or children in this vigil, that he will not tie the fate of a family he would create to the catastrophe that he knows awaits him. As the story progresses, however, it becomes ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 25. The Public Library Movement In America The public library movement in America obtained energy in the most recent years of the nineteenth century, supported by a mixture of political, social, financial, and scholarly powers. Fundamental necessities are taken care of and mechanical bases set up, groups swung to setting up those organizations that would profit the citizen while distinguishing their towns as lively and growing. The library was advanced as a proceeding means of methods for good training that could avert, or possibly decrease, the social and moral issues related to urbanization. The developing thriving of the country and the rise of industry brought shorter working hours, more recreation time, and the financial capacity and individual yearning to support local libraries. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... At the beginning of every month the library creates a calendar for each age group and displays it at the front desk. For the month of March the kids calendar has activities including pre–school storytime, read to a dog, lego club, chess club, and fun with physics. On the back of the calendar they give an exciting activity that will take place during the next month. In April there will be a family place play and learn roo on Fridays. The library will be holding free parenting and playground for the parents and their young children, ages one to three. The adult calendar is designed differently, it is less fun and playful and more serious. The programs they have available for adults include discussions, informational meetings, and authors coming in to the library and what they will be ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 27. Native Son Essay: Bigger as a Reflection of Society Bigger as a Reflection of Society in Native Son In Native Son, Wright employs Naturalistic ideology and imagery, creating the character of Bigger Thomas, who seems to be composed of a mass of disruptive emotions rather than a rational mind joined by a soul. This concept introduces the possibility that racism is not the only message of the novel, that perhaps every person would feel as isolated and alone as Bigger does were he trapped in such a vicious cycle of violence and oppression. Bigger strives to find a place for himself, but the blindness he encounters in those around him and the bleak harshness of the Naturalistic society that Wright presents the reader with close him out as effectively as if they had shut a door in his ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... He has feelings, too, of fear, as Wright remarks "He was following a strange path in a strange land" (p.127). His mother's philosophy of suffering to wait for a later reward is equally stagnating –– to Bigger it appears that she is weak and will not fight to live. Her religion is a blindness; but she needs to be blind in order to survive, to fit into a society that would drive a "seeing" person mad. All of the characters that Bigger says are blind are living in darkness because the light is too painful. Bigger wants to break through that blindness, to discover something of worth in himself, thinking that "all one had to do was be bold, do something nobody ever thought of. The whole things came to him in the form of a powerful and simple feeling; there was in everyone a great hunger to believe that made them blind, and if he could see while others were blind, then he could get what he wanted and never be caught at it" (p.120). Just as Bigger later hides himself amidst the catacombs of the old buildings, many people hide themselves deep within their minds in order to bear the ordeal of life and the oppression of an uncaring society. But their blindness allows them something that Bigger cannot achieve: it allows these people to meld into the society that is the city, while Bigger must stand at the outside of that community alternately marvelling and hating the compromises of those within. Bigger is alone; he is ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 29. Richard Wright and William Faulkner both examine the... Richard Wright and William Faulkner both examine the psychologies of excluded members of society. While in Native Son, Wright studies someone oppressed and downtrodden beneath society, Faulkner looks at a family of outsiders cast far away from a common community in As I Lay Dying. For both, a central question becomes the function of their characters' minds in relation to one another, and to reality. Through different approaches, both Wright and Faulkner conduct modernist explorations of the social outcast's interiority. To accomplish this, each author's narrative voice traverses the gradient from realism to experimental fragmentation, Wright constructing a vertical consciousness, articulate and omniscient regarding Bigger's psychological ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... This gap between what Bigger understands about himself and what the narrative voice can comprehend creates dramatic irony, especially when Bigger is confronted with Jan and Mary's inexplicably friendly behavior. Wright's descriptions of Jan and Mary make their good intentions clear to all but Bigger, and therefore sets up an unequal relationship between Bigger and the reader. He is now at the mercy not only of his own impulses, his employer's wishes, and the law of white society, but also of Wright and his audience. The vertical consciousness that allows us to see so clearly what Bigger cannot, supports the deterministic trap that Wright has set for him. His environment has saddled him with unsatisfied urges, and now Wright has made him the victim of chance. In Mary's claim that she wants to see how black people live in Chicago, Bigger experiences the "deep sense of exclusion" that Wright describes in How Bigger Was Born (518). Then, in seeing Mary's white robed mother at her bedroom door, he encounters the corresponding "feeling of looking at things with a painful and unwarrantable nakedness," the understanding of his total vulnerability, which forces him to kill Mary (518). His fate is sealed. With this dramatic irony, produced by a kind of vertical consciousness, Wright has proven to what extent the black man's agency, his interiority, is "warped" by external forces and placed in ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 31. Benjamin Franklin & Henry David Thoreau Benjamin Franklin and Henry David Thoreau have been thought of as two powerful philosophers in history. Both men were alive centuries ago, but their unique ways of life and ideas still exist in some of history's most admirable figures. Each man had a judgment that went beyond the era they existed in, but is still obvious in today's culture. Even though both men are credited for their wise principles, their beliefs do not always coincide with one another. However, one thing they do have in common is that they both revolutionized America through their thoughts, actions, and distinctive opinions on how to improve the world around them. Henry David Thoreau and Benjamin Franklin had a lot of similar ways of life. The men didn't believe in the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... His autobiography is the first example of the completion of the American Dream. Franklin talks about his life history as an example to exemplify the most significant American character and principles, like strength of mind, self–reliance, determination, hard work, penny–pinching, and dependence on a code of moral principles are the elements of achievement. He describes how he became an excellent citizen through lack of money and steady assiduousness. Franklin established the potential of life in the New World through his own rise of the social classes. His family was poor when he was a child, but despite that, he became a very rich and influential man. In addition, he declares that he pulled off his achievements through a diligent work ethic. He showed that even ordinary people in Boston possibly would, through industry, turn out to be great people of significance in America. Walden, by Henry David Thoreau describes the events and the thoughts that came to Thoreau all through his time living at Walden Pond in the eighteenth century. Henry David Thoreau was a poet and a theorist who experienced a life of ease so that he could create a relationship between nature, people, and God. His narrative in Walden depicted many themes, for example the significance of the natural world, the implication of development, the meaning of detail, and the connection between the body and mind. He also urbanized many theoretical ideas about living a simple and natural life, and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 33. A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner On September 25, 1897, William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi. He stands as one of the most preeminent American writers of the twentieth century. His literary reputation included poetry, novels, short stories, and screenplays. Faulkner won two Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature. "A Rose for Emily" is a short fascinating story written by William Faulkner and it was his first short story published in a national magazine. The story involved an old woman named Emily Grierson, the daughter of a rich man that was considered a hero in the town where they lived. The story takes place in the fictional Town of Jefferson, Mississippi during and after the civil war between the Northerners and Southerners. Emily's childhood was never easy; her father was always overprotective with her even when she was a grown woman. Charmaine Mosby an English Professor of Western Kentucky University in his work analysis of "A Rose for Emily" writes, "Miss Emily Grierson had been cut off from most social contact and all courtship by her father." This was the principal reason why Emily Grierson was always a lonely soul. After her father died, Emily rejects to accept his death for three days and this led her to having a mental break down. It took her a while to accept the fact that he actually had died and it makes sense too, because this is a man who had ruled her life and prevented her from starting any other kind of life. Emily and her father were ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 35. Shadows in the Yellow Wood: The Dark Side of Rober Frost's... Shadows in the Yellow Wood: The Dark Side of Robert Frost's Poetry Robert Frost is one of the most widely–read and recognized poets of the twentieth century, if not all time. If his name is mentioned, it is usually followed by a reference to two roads diverged in a yellow wood and taking the one less traveled by. But lurking in the shadows of the yellow wood of Frost's poetry are much deeper meanings than are immediately apparent. As the modern poet Billy Collins says in his "Introduction to Poetry", in order to find the true meaning of a poem we must "...hold it up to the light/ like a color slide" instead of "...beating it with a hose/ to find out what it really means" (1–16). When Frost's poems are held up to the light, it is revealed ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Frost uses all these devices to illustrate the fact that all things in life are transient, so each moment should be experienced, enjoyed, and accepted (Caravantes 94). Another one of Robert Frost's poems that contains a theme of destruction is "Fire and Ice", in which he discusses the two ways he thinks the world will end: "Some say the world will end in fire, / Some say in ice" (1–2). Here fire is a symbol for the destructive ways of humanity and the selfish fighting that could end its days. Ice is symbolic of the cold indifference and hate of which humans are also capable; they will ignore each other's suffering until the human race is entirely wiped out. Either way, according to Frost, humanity will be the cause of its own destruction in the end. In both these poems, the dark theme of endings is apparent. Frost also examines the search for truth that is central to every life. His poem "Neither Out Far Nor In Deep" uses the image of people standing on a beach looking out to sea as a metaphor for this search for truth. It reads: The land may vary more; But wherever the truth may be– The water comes ashore, And the people look at the sea. ("Neither" 9–12) The land is the ever–changing society that all humans must live in, but just as the sea never stops coming ashore, the truth will never cease to exist, no matter how much the land (or society) might change. People look at ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 37. Isaac Bashevis Gimpel The Fool In Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story "Gimpel the Fool," a innocent man by the name of Gimpel is in search of redemption and deeper truth. Growing up, he faces the hardship of living a life not of his own but of the town's perception of him as a fool. For the protagonist, life becomes nothing more than baring the burden of being a fool so that he does not sin and go to heaven. This consequently drives Gimpel to be dependent on the society around him and believe everything that the townspeople say as truth. His transformation is made apparent after he has the visions of an spirit of evil and his wife of which compels him to leave Frampol. The characters of Isaac Bashevis Singer's "Gimpel the Fool" reveal how the character of Gimpel – a man ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Gimpel, although he knows almost for certain that the child is not his, he believes and trusts his wife and explains, "I would always believe what I was told. What's the good of not believing? Today it's your wife you don't believe; tomorrow it's God himself you won't take stock in" (283). Although Gimpel does not realize this demonstrates his wisdom instead of foolishness, the reader can sympathize with Gimpel rather than look down upon him as the townspeople do. The townspeople superiority complex towards Gimpel is prevalent everywhere because he falls for their tricks, yet the reader perceives Gimpel as superior and wise, since his actions are virtuous, while the villagers' are immoral, foolish, and cold–hearted. Elka's cruelty and exploitation of Gimpel clashes with his humility and selflessness and eventually dawns upon her on her deathbed, when she realizes she is the fool. When she repents to Gimpel, she reveals her dishonesty about their marriage and children, which stuns Gimpel: "If I had been clouted on the head with a piece of wood it couldn't have bewildered me more," (285). When Elka asks Gimpel for forgiveness, this conveys her inferiority to him, despite the dominance she seemingly held over him since they married. Even though Gimpel is portrayed as a fool due to his creduluousness and innocence, he is in ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 39. Native Son Adaptation In Richard Wright's novel, Native Son, the overall issue was with the main character, Bigger Thomas, being accused of raping Mary. The film tells the story of the main character Bigger Thomas, a 20–year old African American man who is growing up in poverty on the Southside of Chicago. Native Son displays a series of events and decisions made by Bigger that will alter his life. The purpose of this essay to examine Richard Wright's film adaptation of Native Son, and to argue that Bigger Thomas proves to be guilty of murder due to being present with the victim, him covering up the crime, and his history of violence. Wright's 1940 novel, Native Son had stirred up real controversy by shocking the sensibilities of both black and white America. Wright was inspired to make his readers feel the reality of race relations and that is how Native Son came about. Wright used his observances throughout the previous decade to sculpt the inherent challenges faced by the main character, Bigger Thomas, a 20–year old African American in the South side of Chicago. In a time, when the Great Depression was impacting the economy, the Dust Bowl was crossing the country, and an anti–lynching bill failed to pass in Congress, the context of history became an important facet of Wright's creation of the film adaptation. Firstly, Bigger Thomas proves to be guilty because he was with Mary on the day she was last seen by anyone. Mary, Mr. Dalton's daughter, frightens and angers Bigger by ignoring the social ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 41. Internal Conflict in Barn Burning by William Faulkner and... The works "Barn Burning" by William Faulkner and "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck at first glance may seem to have no connection, but in spite of different plot they focus on similar ideas. The story "Barn Burning" by William Faulkner discusses the inner conflict within Sartoris Snopes, a young boy who faced a dilemma. He tries to make a decision of choosing between to lieing in the court under his father's pressiure who does not want to get into the jail and acting against his father by telling the truth. The main character is influenced by Abner, his father, who tells him, "You got to learn to stick to your own blood or you ain't going to have any blood to stick to you." ( P 496). I think this quote reflects the main issue of the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Sarty still cares for his family in some sense, he still feels love towards his father, even though he understands that what his father's deeds are wrong and he really had to stop them and cease to be a part of them. The fact that the boy is not able to come back home is not a question of his choice, I think he just canont go back. So, Sarty's heart still suffers from some conflict that is not really resolved, even though the situation has really changed. As I have already discussed, at the beginning of the story Sarty feels a strong allegiance to his father, however, finally we learn that his views change radically. The point of culmination is at the end of the story when Sarty has warned Major de Spain of Abner's intentions to burn the barn. I think that the main character experiences the burst of emotions, running down de Spain's drive and hearing Major's horse galloping behind him. The resolution to the conflict comes when Abner and his elder son are shot. But the real solution happens at night after Abner's death, when Sarty is sitting upon the crest of a hill thinking about his actions and future life. Faulkner proves us that it is impossible to sruggle with one's own heart . The moment when Sarty decided to choose morality over the blood pool and warned the de Spain's revealed his true character. Though this meant the death of his ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 43. ##arison Of Realism In 'The Notorious Jumping Frog Of... In the mid nineteenth century, a literary movement began in America as a form of rejection of romanticism. This movement was called Realism. In contrast to romanticism, which promoted idealism, positivism, and subjectivity, Realism was a literary technique which attempted to portray the society as it was presented in the ordinary life. One of the pioneer of Realism was Henry James. In his essay "Art of Fiction" he described realism not as an attempt to picture someone's life experiences but rather as a way to evoke a sense of reality in the mind (554) on the reader. Although Mark Twain's short story "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" was written fifteen years before this approach of realism, it is an example of realism as defined by Henry James, for it succeeds to create an illusion of reality by using three capital tools: the plausibility of the event, the emphasis on the characters, and the stress on the details of the environment. According to Henry James, one of the characteristics of realism is the plausibility of the event. For him, a good novel uses imagination to create a story that can be plausible in real life. He argues that "experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider–web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air–borne particle in its tissue" (James 554), and "[experience] is the very atmosphere of the mind" (James 554). He also gives ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 45. The American Dream The idea of the American dream has been ever–present, since the earliest days of American history. Escaping the corruption and persecution of their homelands, migrants held great hopes and expectations that America was their promised land full of freedom and opportunity, in which any man could call into being his own rags to riches tale. Despite America's proclamation of freedom, liberty, and justice for all, these terms undeniably hold a very different meaning among different communities. So different in fact that it calls to question what the American dream actually is. To better understand the concept of American identity, in–depth analysis is imperative to differentiate the many dimensions of Americanism, and how the adaptive definition has been substantiated among different groups of people. Even before the thought of national revolution and separation from England, establishing an American identity separate from that of their English neighbors became a high priority for early residents of the colonies. Although the idea of "Americanism" was widely recognized even by the earliest settlers, in "Who is an American? The Imagined Community in American History", Froner suggests that throughout history, the term has had a rather fluid definition that he identified most accurately as a "state of mind", rather than a specific context or path of action (426). He also recognizes that throughout history, a single definition has never been capable of encompassing the entirety of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 47. Is Gimpel Really A Fool Is Gimpel really a fool or are the people around him the fools? The word fool means to be tricked or very gullible in believing what people tell you. This is shown throughout the story with Gimbel as he believes everything that is said. It is also implied that the people around him are the real fools. The rabbi he goes to visit tells him, "It is written, better to be a fool all your days than for one hour to be evil" (Singer 328). Gimpel although very gullible does try to believe in these people and even believes the kids his wife had are all his. Unfortunately for him this is relived not to be the truth and as his wife dies happily knowing the truth was told. This story shows the negative side of humans and how they will take advantage of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 49. Rip Van Winkle Analysis Within Washington Irving's story "Rip Van Winkle", Irving depicts an early British colonist by the name of Rip. Rip although the descendant of the chivalrous Van Winkles does not like to perform arduous tasks. Irving illustrates this within the text stating, " Rip Van Winkle, however, was one of those happy mortals, of foolish, well– being oiled dispositions, who take the world easy, eat white bread or brown, whichever can be got with the least thought or trouble, and would rather starve on a penny than work for a pound." ( Irving 32) This highlights the indifferent attitude Rip has when it comes to results in life as well as his desire to avoid work. Rip is somewhat odd in this respect, however, because he is always willing to give help to his friends, but not work for his family, he lives a life of sorrow at the hand of his griping wife, Dame Van Winkle. Rip spends most of his time discussing politics and events at the local inn, where even there he cannot escape the heckling of his wife. Often time Rip also takes trips into the woods with his dog, wolf, although one day while taking his usual stroll, he encounters a short man with a grizzled beard who asks for his assistance. Rip agrees and helps the man, they meet up with others to drink and this leads to Rip becoming inebriated to the point of exhaustion. Rip falls asleep and wakes up the next morning unsure what had exactly happened in the woods. He finds that his gun has been rusted and thinks, "...[S]uspected that the grave roysters of the mountain had put a trick upon him, and having dosed him with liquor, had robbed him of his gun." ( Irving 35) When Rip goes into town, he is not recognized by the townspeople, he meets his daughter, Judith Gardinier who informs him of the death of his wife as well as the American Revolution. To this news Rip is reassured, Rips daughter allows him to live with her and her fiance and now Rip is able to do the things he enjoyed doing when he was younger as a result of his old age. At first, everyone is in shock at the story of Rip Van Winkle but then one Peter Vanderdonk vouches for the event from which he has said he has experienced. The overall themes of the story can be interpreted as old habits die hard, or time ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 51. Literary Analysis Of The Beast In The Jungle In the short story The Beast in the Jungle, written by Henry James is a clever psychological fiction. His imaginative realism use of a third person, whose an unnamed narrator, connects the main character's point of view. By allowing the reader to re–live events that happen in the life of self– absorbed John Marcher, who is so intrigued with himself that he loses sight of the important relationship he has had with May Bartram. Henry James stories, create depth and his contribution to writing has been considered one of the most influential realism writers in the twentieth century. Considering that his brother was the pioneering psychiatrist William James, who originated the term, 'stream–of–consciousness', the train of thought that leads so often to unexpected places and surprising revelations about who we are in the innermost recesses of our hearts and minds.1 Henry James wrote The Beast in the Jungle around his mid–50's, when I'm sure he might have been reflecting about the seasons from his past, offering up his words on a platter for his reader to digest from their own experiences. The tone of this story gives the reader a sense of deliberate rhythm to show the timeline and phases in the relationship between the characters. Like all images, rather than being something that stands in for something else, is something in and of itself; tied to the things of the world, but not burdened by "representing them directly"2(Purdue Owl,2010), convey a different meaning to different ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 53. Heroes of American Realism Essay Heroes of American Realism The American realists of the late 19th century were notably adept at creating deep, memorable characters ––whether virtuous or villainous–– who are continuously developed throughout the tales in which they exist. These authors often used their protagonists for a higher purpose than mere storytelling, endeavoring to construct a critique of the times by placing the characters in opposition to their respective societies. As a result, the protagonist often becomes an unassuming type of hero to the reader, by courageously (or obtusely) defying convention, and doubting the ignorant assumptions of society. Three such characters that were born of American realism are found in the novels The Adventures of ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The first book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, features Huck, who narrates his adventures along the Mississippi with Jim, a runaway slave. Huck escapes from his alcoholic, abusive father early in the book, and, immediately thereafter, is primarily concerned with his own survival and contentment. However, even these basic amenities are threatened as he continues his voyage south. First and foremost, Huck must survive in the wild, a task he undertakes with remarkable skill and resourcefulness. Early on in the novel, Huck's skill at living in the wilderness is plainly established, and the reader never doubts his ability to provide for himself. Unfortunately, other complications soon arise. Huck happens upon Jim soon after his own escape. Jim had run away from Huck's aunt after learning of her intent to sell him south to New Orleans, and once these two fugitives cross paths, their companionship is maintained for most of the book. Jim's presence presents several problems to Huck. At first, when Huck initially runs into Jim, he is simply glad to find a companion for his idle days on the raft. Indeed, Jim does prove a loyal friend to Huck, and his companionship comes to be deeply appreciated by the latter. However, it is soon evident that Jim's company is rather dangerous as well, for he is sought after by slave hunters, and, in those days, any person caught harboring a runaway slave was just as much a ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 55. The Role Of Stereotypes In Richard Wright's Native Son The definition of a stereotype is a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing (dictionary.com). Native Son was written by Richard Wright and it depicts the murder of a young, white woman, named Mary Dalton, done by a black man, named Bigger Thomas. Wright writes about Bigger trying to cover up the murder, and what he has to do to accomplish this. "How 'Bigger' Was Born" also written by Richard Wright, shows how he created Bigger as a character, using people he observed throughout his life. The documentary, "The House I Live In", directed by Eugene Jarecki, shows how America is acting on the drug war, and how the lack of role models causes drug dealers to be produced within low income neighborhoods. Stereotypes are shown throughout Native Son and other articles, as well as race in America. The role of stereotypes limits Biggers personality in Native Son. The factor of stereotypes contributes to race in America, especially within Native Son by Richard Wright. In Native Son, many stereotypes from various groups of people are talked about. While Britten is interrogating Peggy, the housekeeper, about how Bigger acts, he exhibits use of these stereotypes, "'When [Bigger] talks, does he wave his hands like he's been around a lot of Jews?'" (Wright 192). Britten assumes that Bigger is used to being around white people, Jewish people in particular. The role of these stereotypes limits Bigger to act a particular way, and forms a ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 57. Henry David Thoreau And Ben Franklin Final Essay Ages ago, spanning from when the Greeks ruled and well into the time when the Colonists first came to America, reading was a skill only the wealthy and the very lucky had the privilege to learn. In those times reading wasn't necessary to work and to be successful. However, now in this modern era, reading has become necessary for everyday life; it has become vital to a society that is ever more dependent on technology. Nevertheless, reading is beneficial in ways that listening and watching movies can never be. The works of Anne Bradstreet, Henry David Thoreau, and Ben Franklin help acknowledge this idea through the impacts they have had on readers still today. If you ask anyone about a book that was also made into a movie which they prefer, most of the time their response is that they preferred reading the book. Why is that? Maybe it is because books are capable of connecting with the reader on a more personal level than a movie can. That is not to say that movies are to be cursed and disliked; movies are fantastic forms of entertainment in their own way. Take the works of Anne Bradstreet for example, she wrote about the things she knew, all the events, the struggles, and the hardships that she went through fueled her writing. From those struggles we get works that are still relevant to us even today. In her poem "Upon the Burning of Our House July 10th, 1666," Bradstreet writes of her thoughts and prayers as the event unfolds. Bradstreet writes, "My sorrowing ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 59. Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner's Characters and... Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner's Characters and Morality Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner refuse to surrender to the temptation of writing fanciful stories where the hero defeats the villain and everyone lives happily ever after. Instead, these two writers reveal realistic portrayals of death and the downfall of man. Remarkably, O'Connor and Faulkner's most emotionally degraded characters fail to believe that an omnipotent deity controls their fate. This belief directly correlates to the characters' inability to follow a strict set of morals or value human life. On the other hand, one might expect Faulkner and O'Connor's "Christian" characters to starkly contrast the vile heathens who deny the existence of God. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Finally, a young lady sees through the hypocrisy and rages against Mrs. Turpin, whispering, ""Go back to hell where you belong, you old wart hog." This comment pierces Mrs. Turpin's very soul and makes her question her way of life. Faced with the concept that she is not the respectable woman she thinks she is, Mrs. Turpin questions God and His plans for her life. Traditionally, southerners attend church, worship the Lord, and look to their pastors for guidance. In fact, most people tend to place their ministers on a pedestal with a more rigid standard of morality. As sheep following a shepherd, a church follows its pastor with trust and conviction. However, Faulkner makes it clear that even the most prominent and up standing men may have hidden sins. For instance, Whitfield, the town preacher, and Addie Bundren conceal their affair from society. Whitfield longs for forgiveness and states, "I have sinned, O Lord. Thou knowest the extent of my remorse and the will of my spirit." However, due to Whitfield's position in the church, he should be held to a higher standard. Although he repents of his sin, he carries a burden of iniquity that will inevitably interfere with other relationships he has built in the church. Similarly, the grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find seeks after her own interests and not those of her family even though she appears to be the epitome of a God fearing southern woman. She manipulates her grandchildren and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 61. Analysis Of The Book ' Three Soldiers ' Passos, John Dos, and Townsend Ludington. Three Soldiers. New York: Penguin, 1997. Print. Three Soldiers, written by John Dos Passos, is a fictional war novel describing the military lives of three men, Dan Fuselli, Chris Chrisfield, and John Andrews, during World War One, between 1917 and 1919. The book describes each of these men, who stem from diverse American backgrounds, in significant detail, but John Andrews is described in the greatest detail. This is due to the fact that the author, Dos Passos, is using Andrews to describe himself and his personal encounters during the war. The men start their journey in a basic military camp where they are beginning to learn what life is like during the war. The three men make it known very quickly that they are raring to get to the front line in order to fight the Germans. The men do, eventually, make it to Germany but not before they have begun to suffer the mental effects of living in a military camp. The untimely manner in which the men travel also causes them great anxiety, because by the time the men arrive in Italy they have lost their luster to fight and have reaffirmed their positions that the war they are supposed to fight is a waste of their time. The book does not go into specifics concerning actual military battles, only military life, but it does bring to light how the effects of war and the training it requires can take a negative toll on any man's heart, mind, and soul. And while these men do become very familiar ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 63. ##ticism And Primitivism In William Faulkner's The Bear While studying in Africa, ecologist and geographer Jared Diamond raised the question, "why does the white man have so much cargo?" Cargo, in this sense simply refers to property, wealth, and anything else that a man may seek to accumulate in his lifetime. While it may not seem apparent, William Faulkner seeks to answer a similar question in his novel The Bear. The question is complex, and the answer is not easy, but what is consistent between both of these two great mind's theories is that everything in nature roots back to Primitivism, specifically anarcho–primitivism. Faulkner uses his novel to define Primitivism in his own way, while also delivering a captivating while meaningful story and leading the reader to question the norms of a changing society. Throughout the novel, Isaac, the protagonist, seems to have something different about him, something that connects him to the world more than most people. He understands animals, the wilderness, people, and eventually the value of human life. Isaac's progression through the story is fundamentally based up his inclination to exhibit primitive instincts, not in the sense of Neanderthals, but in thee sense of respecting where he came from, and what he owes to the world. Faulkner ends the story by making sure that Isaac has become fully aware of his purpose on earth, his role in the world, and the fundamentals of Primitivism. He realizes that he comes from a dark past, sinful ancestors, and a period of great change, and that ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 65. Essay about The Virtrues of Benjamin Franklin and... The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin seem to prove to everyone how articulate, intelligent and sophisticated this man was. He wrote about the trials he underwent to become the writer he is known as today. He even was so intelligent he sought out to publish in his autobiography what virtues would have you "arriving at the door of moral perfection" (90). He wanted to show everyone that becoming perfect wasn't as arduous as everyone had thought. Benjamin Franklin was true Renaissance Man born at a different time period, Non–Religious and he indeed was being a sharp– witted mind that believed slavery was inhumane. Benjamin Franklin's three personality traits that he exhibits are exhibited in Frederick Douglass. The first trait these two men ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Douglass thought to be a true Christian, you must treat others right and have proper morals and virtues to life by. They both just thought Religion should not be mixed with who you were. That you should always be a good person regardless of what you believed in. The third trait these two men exhibited was these men persistent in what they believed in. They both believed in Justice. This in fact was one of Franklin's virtues. "Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty..."(93). In other words he was saying that you should never do bad to others no matter the case. This may have been Benjamin's strongest trait because he was a stubborn man. He was a firm believer in treating everyone fair. Frederick had the same trait where he thought treating people unfairly (especially black/slaves/women) was injustice to humanity. He did fight against these barbaric judicial powers and fought for civil rights. Frederick was also stubborn as well. For the rest of these men's' lives they did live with these traits and are well known now a days for them. In brief, these men had strong characteristics but shared these traits the most. But unique and alike in the same way, they help build America's Political and Social standards in their lifetime. Benjamin was a man known for his many talents and Frederick Douglass was a man known as a great ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 67. Essay about Writings About Mississippi by Eudora Welty Eudora Alice Welty practically spent her whole life living in Mississippi. Mississippi is the setting in a large portion of her short stories and books. Most of her stories take place in Mississippi because she focuses on the manners of people living in a small Mississippi town. Writing about the lives of Mississippi folk is one main reason Welty is a known author. Welty's stories are based upon the way humans interact in social encounters. She focuses on women's situations and consciousness. Another thing she mostly focuses on is isolation. In almost all of Welty's earlier stories the main character is always being isolated. Throughout her short stories, a hidden message is always evident. Eudora Welty does a wonderful job of exposing ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Welty is also known as the first woman to enter Peterhouse College("Eudora Welty"). Eudora Welty may have traveled around to different cities and states, but she always anchored herself in Jackson, Mississippi. Eudora Welty did not have any kids or even a husband. Therefore the only family she had lived in Jackson. This may be a reason to why she constantly returned home and why a good portion of her stories take place in Mississippi. Her nice, modest, and polite attitude always made people around her comfortable. Welty was greatly respected for her "southern hospitality." This attitude is portrayed in most of Welty's short stories. Eudora Welty used the most strangest characters to personify human interactions. Characters in her book include murderers, psychotics, suicides, deaf–mutes, the mentally retarded, the senile, and a group of people known as "commoners." Welty used completely opposite people to show, how they react and can overcome a problem. Metropolitan reviewers make superficial comparisons with Faulkner and Poe(Bryant 261). Comparing Eudora Welty to Faulkner and Poe is rather strange. She may have wrote about murders, but the stories were not creepy or weird. Welty simply used these characters to grab the attention of readers. In almost all of Welty's early short stories, the main problem is isolation. The fact of isolation , whatever its nature, provides the basic situation of Eudora Welty's fiction (Warren ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 69. Essay about Ben Franklin Ben Franklin Ben Franklin is one of the most dynamic figures in the history of America. As a philosopher, scientist, writer, inventor, diplomat, and more he had far reaching effects on America and the world both in his time and today. Franklin was one of the first people to recognize himself as "American" and distinguish the people of the new nation as something more than British colonists. As an American, Franklin sought to improve the country through the creation of institutions and the development of personal moral and financial success for its citizens. GENRE:Autobiography, Personal Narrative In the first part, Franklin is speaking to his son, describing the past. He talks about his childhood, family, upbringing, and general ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... In this way, he sees religion not as an abstract or other–worldly social concept but as a function of society for its utility and usefulness. He does believe in G–d and thanks him for all that he has received but, similar to Frederick Douglass, is aware of the falsehoods being taught in mainstream religion. For instance, he describes a local ministers sermons as "their aim seeming to be rather to make us Presbyterians than good citizens." Although he did not believe in any one religion, he did feel that they were good for the community and actively supported the Presbyterian minister, Jewish temples, and other groups. 2.) Industry/Self–Improvement: Franklin often can be seen assuming that any effort will be successful if the proper amount of hard work is applied to it. He was, however, aware that he had been very lucky and that few efforts would reach fruition without some effects of luck. It is interesting to see how at every turn Franklin had some sort of system or method laid out, followed it step–by–step, and achieved the intended result. Many people today can think of what it would take to be successful at something (say a sport or skill) but few know so thoroughly the correct path to take and actually walk down it to its end. We observe this ability even in his childhood. At the time, these attitudes toward ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 71. Personal Freedom and Independence: The Works of Benjamin... Personal Freedom and Independence in the Works of Benjamin Franklin and Henry Thoreau It is an undisputable fact that the contribution of such prominent philosophers, writers, political and social activists as Benjamin Franklin and Henry David Thoreau in developing American statehood is tremendous. The literary works of both men can serve as a manifesto of national and personal liberation, a call for building a better society, where each citizen can live and work freely. Indeed, both Henry Thoreau and Benjamin Franklin emphasize the independence and freedom of an individual, but they do so in significantly different ways. These differences can be linked to their different worldview, life positions, philosophies, or interests. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Thus, the philosopher does not directly argue that God's foreordainment can be ignored by any human being, who is to exert the will of Lord (Houston 67). Nevertheless, the writer cannot agree with the fact that all individuals lack liberty, free will and even ability to perform or refuse to perform a certain action. Furthermore, Benjamin Franklin defends the naturalness of human liberty. He notes that "by Liberty is sometimes understood the Absence of Opposition" (qtd. in Houston 143). Consequently, what people consider personal independence or freedom sometimes can be characterized as the absence of interference or obstacles, and, in this sense, it can be argued that all our actions are consequences of our freedom. Nonetheless, this freedom can be compared with the behavior of a rigid body falling to the ground. Evidently, this body is free to fall, and this means that it does not meet with anything that would prevent it from falling down. At the same time, every person is aware of the fact that the heavy body must inevitably fall, as it "has no Power or Liberty to remain suspended" (qtd. in Houston 147). Thus, by this apt metaphor the author rejects the religious dogma of divine intervention in the natural course of events in society and nature. Without denying the moral content of Christianity, Benjamin Franklin argues, however, that the norms of morality, as ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 73. Examples Of Isolation In A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" captures the horror of loneliness and isolation in the heart of a community. Emily Grierson is an outworldly and unwanted presence in the town of Jefferson, encompassing all the opposite values of the place and time she was living in. She represented the old, aristocratic world, forever in conflict with the modern values and fast–paced new generations, from which she retreated under an impenetrable shell. What is interesting about Emily Grierson is that she might not even be the main character of her story. The narrative does not exactly follow her life, but that of the community and their wavering and biased opinions about her. Starting from the first paragraph, the story seems less about Emily and more ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... She did kill Homer, but her youth and spirit were also crushed by her father and the people of Jefferson. She put on a mask, hiding her true self, never letting anyone fully knowing her. So throughout the text, she was misjudged and people's opinions never managed to capture her real intentions. They considered her unhuman at times, they pitied her, looked down on her, and sympathized with her only on extremely rare occasions, when her life was at its hardest. They thought she would marry Homer, but she didn't, and when she bought the poison, they thought she would kill herself, when she was actually planning murder – so, had they at least tried to look past the her appearance, a murder could have been avoided. Moreover, even after Homer's death, the people of Jefferson did not even suspect her hiding the body in the house for a few decades, so oblivious were they and so little were they actually interested in Emily. Hiding a corpse in the middle of a community would seem an aberration in a normal circumstance, but Emily was able to do it without encountering any sort of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 75. Henry David Thoreau, And Frederick Douglass Americas Reformation Many early writers and authors were able to focus on reform itself or the idea of reforming America. In some cases, these writers focused on advocating for strong social or political reforms. In other cases, these writers argued for a reform in their own personal perspective. Frederick Douglass, Henry David Thoreau, and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper all had specific reforms that they each pushed for individually through their writings. While these three authors had different reasons for pushing for reformation, they all seem to blend into one overall goal for America and all that is known to be American. Frederick Douglass was an early American writer that pushed heavily for personal reform throughout his text, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. In his writing, he goes through his personal life and all the hardships that he was confronted with. In the very first chapter of his writing he states, "I never saw my mother, to know her as such, more than four or five times in my life; and each of these times was very short in duration, and at night" (Douglass 1182). This explains that Douglass was taken away from his mother at a very young age, as most slaves in this time were. This affects Douglass and his mother personally and pushes him to strive for change and freedom among himself and his family. As a slave, Douglass also realizes that he couldn't pursue the education that he desired to have. Douglass quotes, "I did not, when a slave, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...