Literature

Life or Death: Who Chooses?
Life or Death: Who Chooses?
Life or Death: Who Chooses? In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life was to be
Abortion: Who Really Cares
Abortion: Who Really Cares
Abortion: Who Really Cares Life or Death: Who Chooses? In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respec
Roosevelt
Roosevelt
Roosevelt In the ancient world, the only way a person could become famous through out the world was to be some sort of king, master warlord, or a descendent of a holy entity. Monarchies, that last lasted long enough, kept the memories of their former leaders alive, conquered peoples never forgot the names of their conquerors, and religions have a knack for constantly worshiping the same divine prophets. Some remain of the ancient celebrities are still famous to this day, many of them now shroude
Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, including A
Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, including A
Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, including A Streetcar Named Desire (1947, film, 1951) and Death of a Salesman (1949). He directed the Academy Award-winning films Gentleman\'s Agreement (1947) and On The Waterfront (1954), as well as East of Eden (1955), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Splendor in the Grass (1961), and The Last Tycoon (1976). His two autobiographical novels, America, America (1962) and The Arrangement (1967), were turned into films in 1963 and 1968. Bibliography: Koszarski, Ric
Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg Final Draft Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), was an American poet, biographer, and balladeer. He was a writer, famous for his free-verse style (Carl Sandburg, 222). He focused on the people and places of modern American life. Sandburg wrote what is regarded as the definitive biography of Abraham Lincoln. He was even invited to address the joint session and to be honored, when the houses of Congress came together on Feb. 12, 1959, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lincoln
Past and Present Meanings
Past and Present Meanings
Past and Present Meanings How could the painter Pieter Bruegel and writer Wislawa Szymborska have anything remotely in common, when the fact is that four hundred years separate their works? A painting by Pieter Bruegel connects these two artists over four hundred years of time. Pieter Bruegel the Elder was born sometime between 1525 and 1530. Originally a student of Pieter Coecke van Alost, he was later accepted into the Antwerp painters\' guild in 1551. In 1563 he married Coecke\'s daughter, an
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man\'s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes,many have heard of Albert Einstein\'s General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called, The greatest single achievement of human thought
Quarter Paper: Antonio Vivaldi and the music of hi
Quarter Paper: Antonio Vivaldi and the music of hi
Quarter Paper: Antonio Vivaldi and the music of his time Throughout history there have been many distinct periods of time. These various eras are all alike in a way because they all slowly flow into each other. One of these unique times was called the Baroque period. The Baroque time began during the 1600\'s and ended early during the early 1700\'s. The way Baroque music was looked at was varied depending on where you looked at it from. In Italy, it was largely energetic and spectacular. Yet, if
Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer ...I think some of Chaucer belongs to his time and that much of that time is dead, extinct, and never to be made alive again. What was alive in it, lives through him..._ --John Masefield Geoffrey Chaucer¦s world was the Europe of the fourteenth century. It was neither rich or poor, happy nor sad. Rather, it was the intermingling of these, a mixture of splendor and poverty, displaying both worldly desire and spiritual purity. Chaucer¦s travels through it, mostly on ¦the King¦s bu
Carl Gustav Jung
Carl Gustav Jung
Carl Gustav Jung Primer of Jungian Psychology ============================ Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a son of a minister in Switzerland. He was born on July 26, in the small village of Kesswil on Lake Constance. He was named after his grandfather, a professor of medicine at the University of Basel. He was the oldest child and only surviving son of a Swiss Reform pastor. Two brothers died in infancy before Jung was born. Jung\'s mother was a neurotic and often fought with his father. Fathe
Sir Wilfrid Laurier of Canada
Sir Wilfrid Laurier of Canada
Sir Wilfrid Laurier of Canada Laurier gained great achievement over his political years because he represented Canada as a whole. His family first came to Canada dating back to the time of New France and the early Montreal years. Laurier\'s father, a government surveyor and a genial, settled down in Canada and got married to Marcelle Martineau. Wildfrid was their first child who was born on November 20, 1841. Seven years later a tragedy struck the Laurier family when Wildfrid\'s mother died. Sin
Fiction Authors
Fiction Authors
Fiction Authors For more than half a century science fiction writers have thrilled and challenged readers with visions of the future and future worlds. These authors offered an insight into what they expected man, society, and life to be like at some future time. One such author, Ray Bradbury, utilized this concept in his work, Fahrenheit 451, a futuristic look at a man and his role in society. Bradbury utilizes the luxuries of life in America today, in addition to various occupations and techno
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens Charles John Huffam Dickens was born February 7, 1812, in Ports Mouth, Hampshire. In his infancy his family moved to Chatham, where he spent his happiest years and often refers to this time in his novels (1817-1822). From 1822 to 1860 he lived in London, after which he permanently moved to a quiet country cottage in Glads Hill, on the outskirts of Chatham. He grew up in a middle class family. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office and was well paid, but his extravagant liv
John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos Almost every one writer can say that they are influenced by their childhood and past. Memories flood back to them as they encounter a similar experience or similar situation in their earlier years. No doubt a significant factor in their writing, the past from a specific writer\'s life usually adds more depth and complexity to their works. Because these previous experiences are from the author\'s actual life, the scenes and subjects related to the theme are more accurate and reali
Malcolm X
Malcolm X
Malcolm X Malcolm X, b. May 19, 1925, d. Feb. 21, 1965, was an influential American advocate of BLACK NATIONALISM, and--as a pioneer in articulating a vigorous self-defense against white violence--a precursor of the black power movement of the late 1960s. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Neb., he became a rebellious youth after the death (1931) of his father, who the family believed was murdered for advocating the ideas of Marcus GARVEY. Malcolm spent a few years in a foster home but became an exce
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson The third president of the United States, a diplomat, statesman, architect, scientist, and philosopher, Thomas Jefferson is one of the most eminent figures in American history. No leader in the period of the American Enlightenment was as articulate, wise, or conscious of the implications and consequences of a free society as Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, a tobacco plantation in Virginia. His father, Peter Jefferson, was a self-made s
Christopher Marlowe
Christopher Marlowe
Christopher Marlowe Christopher Marlowe: what did he contribute to English literature and how is his writing reflective of the style of the times? Christopher Marlowe contributed greatly to English literature. He developed a new metre which has become one of the most popular in English literary history, and he revitalised a dying form of English drama. His short life was apparently violent and the man himself was supposedly of a volatile temperament, yet he managed to write some of the most deli
Robert Penn Warren
Robert Penn Warren
Robert Penn Warren Robert Penn Warren, born in Guthrie, Kentucky in 1905, was one of the twentieth century\'s most eminent American writers. He was a distinguished novelist and poet, literary critic, essayist, short story writer, and coeditor of numerous textbooks. He also a founding editor of The Southern Review, a journal of literary criticism and political thought. The primary influences on Robert Warren\'s career as a poet were probably his Kentucky boyhood, and his relationships with his fa
Carson McCullers
Carson McCullers
Carson McCullers With poignant insight and compassion Carson McCullers (1917-1967) wrote of human loneliness, unfulfilled love, and the frailty of the human heart. Of all the characters in the work of Carson McCullers, the one who seemed to her family and friends to be most like the author herself was Frankie Addams: the vulnerable, exasperating, and endearing adolescent of The Member of the Wedding who was looking for the we of me. However, Carson once said that was, or became in the proces
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man\'s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein\'s General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called, The greatest single achievement of human though
John Steinbeck: Development and Portrayal of His C
John Steinbeck: Development and Portrayal of His C
John Steinbeck: Development and Portrayal of His Characters And George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie\'s head. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again. Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand and he lay without quivering. George shivered and looked at the gun and then he threw it from him, back up on the
Yukon Jack
Yukon Jack
Yukon Jack The short lived life of Jack London is a direct reflection of his literary works major theme, the struggle for survival of strong men driven by primitive emotions. “To Build A Fire” and White Fang are two of his works that coincide his life experiences and illustrate his literary theme. London was born the illegitimate son of W.H. Chaney and Flora Wellmen in 1876. He never saw his biological father and his mother had little to do with him. Eight months after his birth, his mother marr
Comparion Between: A Doll's House and Crime and Pu
Comparion Between: A Doll's House and Crime and Pu
Comparion Between: A Doll\'s House and Crime and Punishment There are many links between Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and A Doll\'s House, by Henrik Isben. Each character goes through many ironic situations. Throughout both of the works all three types of irony are used. In this essay irony is going to be used to link the two works together. Dramatic, situational, and verbal irony are going to be used to link the two works together. Dramatic irony is used throughout Crime and Puni
Animals In The Eyes of The Dragon
Animals In The Eyes of The Dragon
Animals In The Eyes of The Dragon Although it may seem quite absurd, the role of animals in The Eyes of the Dragon is a very supreme and dignified part of the novel. Through the development of the novel, the animal kingdom roars novel from insects to dogs and they all play their own, individual roles. The great black and white Anduan Husky named Frisky who is, out of all of her dogs, NaomiÆs favorite, leads Ben Staad and Naomi directly to the whereabouts of Dennis, PeterÆs butler. FlaggÆs animal
Field of Dreams: Ray Kinsella a Classical Hero?
Field of Dreams: Ray Kinsella a Classical Hero?
Field of Dreams: Ray Kinsella a Classical Hero? Was Ray Kinsella a triumphant hero who dared to live his dreams, or merely an insane lunatic who blindly followed voices that could only be heard within the confines of his mind? Although either of these theories could be argued successfully, the idea that this intrepid man was indeed a hero is supported by a list of characteristics that generally indicate a classical hero. In the movie, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella was introduced to the viewers a
Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood\'s The Handmaid\'s Tale This is a futuristic novel that takes place in northern USA sometime in the beginning of the twenty-first century, in the oppressive and totalitarian Republic of Gilead. The regime demands high moral, retribution and a virtuous lifestyle. The Bible is the guiding principle. As a result of the sexual freedom, free abortion and a high increase of venereal diseases at the end of the twentieth century, many women, (and men also, but that is forbidden to say),
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Country or Soc
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Country or Soc
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Country or Society E.M. Forster makes a bold statement when he declares that he would rather betray his country than betray his friend. Forster takes a very moral stand on the issue and states that a friendship is often more important than a government\'s actions or society\'s beliefs. His opinion regarding the value of friendship is a common theme shared by many authors throughout history, including Mark Twain, and Alexandre Dumas. Mark Twain\'s classic novel
Kate Chopin's Controversial Views
Kate Chopin's Controversial Views
Kate Chopin\'s Controversial Views Too strong a drink for moral babies, and should be labeled \'poison\'. was the how the Republic described Kate Chopin\'s most famous novel The Awakening (Seyersted 174). This was the not only the view of one magazine, but it summarized the feelings of society as a whole. Chopin woke up people to the feelings and minds of women. Even though her ideas were controversial at first, slowly over the decades people began to accept them. Kate O\'Flaherty Chopin was r
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Analysis
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Analysis
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Analysis Dee Brown\'s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a fully documented account of the annihilation of the American Indian in the late 1800s ending at the Battle of Wounded Knee. Brown brings to light a story of torture and atrocity not well known in American history. The fashion in which the American Indian was exterminated is best summed up in the words of Standing Bear of the Poncas, When people want to slaughter cattle they drive them along until they get
Medea: Summary
Medea: Summary
Medea: Summary Title of Work: Medea Country/Culture: Greek Literary Period: Classical Type of Literature (genre): Drama/Tragedy Author: Euripides Authorial information: Euripides was born in 484 BC and took up drama at the young age of 25. At most drama competitions, however his plays came in last place until he was about 45 or 50 years old. In his entire life, he wrote 92 plays of which only five received first place awards at competition. . Euripides despised women. He had been married twice t
Play It Again Rita
Play It Again Rita
Play It Again Rita The play Educating Rita by Willy Russell gained great popularity especially during the early eighties. There has also been a movie made from it starring Julie Walters and the more famous Michael Caine. As so often the case, the movie was more elaborate with additional scenes, some of which were spoken of or retold by the actors in the play. The movie also included several actors while the play only featured two, Frank and Rita. After having read the play and seen the movie I a
The Scarlet Letter: Dimmersdale is a Coward and a
The Scarlet Letter: Dimmersdale is a Coward and a
The Scarlet Letter: Dimmersdale is a Coward and a Hypocrite But (Hester) is not the protagonist; the chief actor, and the tragedy of The Scarlet Letter is not her tragedy, but Dimmesdales. He it was whom the sorrows of death encompassed_.. His public confession is one of the noblest climaxes of tragic literature. This statement by Randall Stewart does not contain the same ideas that I believed were contained within The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I, on the contrary to Stewart\'s st
Pierre Elliot Trudeau's Federalism and the French
Pierre Elliot Trudeau's Federalism and the French
Pierre Elliot Trudeau\'s Federalism and the French Canadians Published in 1968, Federalism and the French Canadians is an ideological anthology featuring a series of essays written by Pierre Elliot Trudeau during his time spent with the Federal Liberal party of Canada. The emphasis of the book deals with the problems and conflicts facing the country during the Duplessis regime in Quebec. While Trudeau stresses his adamant convictions on Anglophone/Francophone relations and struggles for equality
Comparison Between Brave New World and Fahrenheit
Comparison Between Brave New World and Fahrenheit
Comparison Between Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451 For more than half a century science fiction writers have thrilled and challenged readers with visions of the future and future worlds. These authors offered an insight into what they expected man, society, and life to be like at some future time. One such author, Ray Bradbury, utilized this concept in his work, Fahrenheit 451, a futuristic look at a man and his role in society. Bradbury utilizes the luxuries of life in America today, in addi
The Fountainhead
The Fountainhead
The Fountainhead Philosophy demands literature that can abet the understanding of social views. Without reflective literature, man cannot begin to comprehend the essential messages behind philosophy. One such philosophy, objectivism, is represented exceptionally by the timeless novel, The Fountainhead. Through the use of compelling dialogue, Ayn Rand reveals her own feelings towards objectivism, and her thoughts towards conformity and independence. The interpretations and the implications of sev
Evil is the Underlying Element in Life of a Livin
Evil is the Underlying Element in Life of a Livin
Evil is the Underlying Element in Life of a Living Creature - How Evil Appears in The Elephant Man by Sparks, Shakespeare\'s Romeo and Juliet, and Taylor\'s Let the Circle Be Unbroken. Evil is the underlying element in the life of a living creature. This quotation, by Ray V. Sjorvek, expresses the idea that all living creatures contain a certain degree of evil inside themselves. In literature, protagonists usually express their sinister sides through words or actions when trying to prove the
The Role of Nick Carraway As Narrator in The Great
The Role of Nick Carraway As Narrator in The Great
The Role of Nick Carraway As Narrator in The Great Gatsby The novel The Great Gatsby can be best described as a narration of a series of events as viewed through the eyes of an important central figure (Nick Carraway) around which a story takes form. A general lack of importance associated with the part a narrator is a generalized notion deduced from the analysis of most novels. However, a reevaluation of the narrative process played by Nick Carraway is in place when it comes to the novel, Th
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby F.S. Fitzgerald, New York: Charles Scribner\'s Sons, 1925. pp 182 This novel is in general about middle and upper class american citizens and their lives a few years after the first world war had concluded. The author, a World War I veteran himself, shows insight into the lives and minds of American soldiers who fought in Europe during the conflict and the interesting experiences some may have had in the years following their return. Through written conversation
Hawaii by James Michener
Hawaii by James Michener
Hawaii by James Michener Summation Hawaii, by James A. Michener, is a novel which covers, on both a fictional and a non-fictional level, the total history of Hawaii from its beginning until approximately 1954. The work traces Hawaiian history from the geological creation of the islands (From the Boundless Deeps) to the arrival of its first inhabitants, (From the Sun-Swept Lagoon), then to the settlement of the islands by the American missionaries, (From the Farm of Bitterness). In the novel
Dante's The Hermaphroditic Joyce
Dante's The Hermaphroditic Joyce
Dante\'s The Hermaphroditic Joyce One of the most powerful nuances of any writing is the dialogue within the story. In literature, it is all too often that characters live only in the jaded voice of the author and never truly develop as their own, or are not strongly opinionated in a manner which contrasts the opinions of the writer. It is also unfortunately true that the women depicted in most male-authored literature do not often sound realistic, or how most women one would speak to in the c
Enduring, Endearing Nonsense of Fairy Tales
Enduring, Endearing Nonsense of Fairy Tales
Enduring, Endearing Nonsense of Fairy Tales Did you read and enjoy Lewis Carroll\'s Alice in Wonderland books as a child? Or better still, did you have someone read them to you? Perhaps you discovered them as an adult or, forbid the thought, maybe you haven\'t discovered them at all! Those who have journeyed Through the Looking Glass generally love (or shun) the tales for their unparalleled sense of nonsense. Public interest in the books--from the time they were published more than a century ago
What Makes Up A Work Of Literature
What Makes Up A Work Of Literature
What Makes Up A Work Of Literature A work of literature may be defined as a classic because it promotes deep insight into human behavior. Both The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo\'s Nest, by Ken Kesey give a reader a complete understanding of what is going on inside of the heads of the characters. This insight into the characters can be used as a general insight into human behavior. One insight is that a person\'s physical abilities can be controlled by their
Herman Wouk's The Winds of War
Herman Wouk's The Winds of War
Herman Wouk\'s The Winds of War Response To Literature-- How Should One Read A Book? While reading Herman Wouk\'s classic tale, The Winds of War, I came across several passages describing a young man\'s vision of Germany. Although the author supplies me with his ideas, his desire and his provocative details on how this young Major views Germany at the time of the second world war, I still find myself wondering and questioning aspects of the written text before me. Apart from being drawn from my
Beowulf and Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot
Beowulf and Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot
Beowulf and Samuel Beckett\'s Waiting For Godot Reading a work of literature often makes a reader experience certain feelings. These feeling differ with the content of the work, and are usually needed to perceive the author\'s ideas in the work. For example, Samuel Beckett augments a reader\'s understanding of Waiting For Godot by conveying a mood, (one which the characters in the play experience), to the reader. Similarly, a dominant mood is thrust upon a reader in Beowulf. These moods which ar
Interpretation of Rushdie and Kazantzakis' Stories
Interpretation of Rushdie and Kazantzakis' Stories
Interpretation of Rushdie and Kazantzakis\' Stories As I look back now, and begin to appraise the independant novels that I have read in the past few weeks, I was both stunned and surprised by the psychological effects that they had imposed on my mind. Whether it was Rushdie\'s tale of diabolical consequences or Kazantzakis\' story on the trial of Christ, I found it increasingly difficult to maintain a coalition between the influence of society and the animosity of religion. Both novels featured
Samuel Beckett's In Waiting For Godot
Samuel Beckett's In Waiting For Godot
Samuel Beckett\'s In Waiting For Godot Reading a work of literature often makes a reader experience certain feelings. These feeling differ with the content of the work, and are usually needed to perceive the author\'s ideas in the work. For example, Samuel Beckett augments a reader\'s understanding of Waiting For Godot by conveying a mood, (one which the characters in the play experience), to the reader. Similarly, a dominant mood is thrust upon a reader in Beowulf. These moods which are conveye
To Kill A Mockingbird: Man Versus Society
To Kill A Mockingbird: Man Versus Society
To Kill A Mockingbird: Man Versus Society There Are Five Literary Conflicts In literature, Man Versus Man, Man Versus Nature, Man Versus The Supernatural, Man Versus Society, Man Versus Himself. There Is A New Literary conflict in literature, It\'s Man Versus Technology, Therefore, Known As the conflict on the 20\'th century. A symbolic meaning of this conflict is franticness. Literature, is a type of communication. Poetry is written In lines, standers, and prose., Otherwise wish The Separate Pi
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird left a lasting impression on me. At the time it was written, it must have been looked down upon as a piece of literature since there was so much hatred towards negroes in the 1950\'s that no one could probably realize the unjustified prejudice against them. It especially deals with how the main character, Atticus Finch, deals with the controversy surrounding his actions and how he tries to shelter his family from it. The book\'s climax, w
Animal Farm: Animal Satire
Animal Farm: Animal Satire
Animal Farm: Animal Satire A Research Paper Table Of ContentS ABSTRACT i ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ii 1. CHAPTER THE AUTHOR: GEORGE ORWELL 1 1.1. PRESENTATION 1 1.2. HIS LIFE 1 1.3. HIS TIME: POLITICAL BACKGROUND 4 1.3.1. THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION 5 1.3.2. THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR 7 1.4. ORWELL AND THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR 8 1.5. ANIMAL FARM 9 2. CHAPTER SATIRE 13 2.1. PRESENTATION 13 2.2. WHAT IS SATIRE? 13 2.2.1. DEFINITION 13 2.2.2. CHARACTERISTICS OF SATIRE 14 2.2.3. TECHNIQUES OF SATIRE 17 3. CHAPTER METHOD
The Tragic Love Triangle of Yonville
The Tragic Love Triangle of Yonville
The Tragic Love Triangle of Yonville Gustave Flubert\'s masterpiece, Madame Bovary, was first published in 1857. The novel shocked many of its readers and caused a chain reaction that spread through all of France and ultimately called for the prosecution of the author. Since that time however, Madame Bovary, has been recognized by literature critics as being the model for the present literary period, being the realistic novel period. It is now considered a novel of great worth and one which cont