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Chivalry
Chivalry
Chivalry Chivalry Chivalry, the order of knighthood, and especially, the code of knightly behavior, comes from many origins. In Middle English, the word chevalrie meant mounted horseman. In Old french, the word chevalrie meant knightliness or chevalier meaning knight. (Microft, Encarta) Almost all origins of the word meant horseman. Warfare was not an option in the medieval period and the knight was the most crutial part. The knight\'s ability, and the military strength of the lord or k
Animal Farm: Communism Through The Eyes of George
Animal Farm: Communism Through The Eyes of George
Animal Farm: Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell Animal Farm: Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell Throughout history, writers have written about many different subjects based on their personal experiences. George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Blair. He is one of the most famous political satirists of the twentieth century. He was born in Bengal, India in 1903 to an English Civil Servant and died in 1950. He attended Eton from 1917 to 1921, and served with the Indian Imperial P
Comparison and Contrast of William Blake's Poems
Comparison and Contrast of William Blake's Poems
Comparison and Contrast of William Blake\'s Poems Comparison and Contrast of William Blake\'s Poems Introduction (Innocence) Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: Pipe a song about a lamb! So I piped with merry chear. Piper, pipe that song again; So I piped, he wept to hear. Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe; Sing thy songs of happy chear: So I sung the same again, While he wept with joy to hear. Piper, sit thee dow
Contrasting Marlow and Kurtz and the Theme of Evil
Contrasting Marlow and Kurtz and the Theme of Evil
Contrasting Marlow and Kurtz and the Theme of Evil In Heart of Darkness Contrasting Marlow and Kurtz and the Theme of Evil In Heart of Darkness It can be said that a certain degree of darkness lies within every person, but this darkness will not surface unless given the correct environment. The darkness, however, can emerge and ultimately destroy the person if not checked by reason. If one\'s inner darkness does surface, the victim then is given the opportunity to reach a point in personal
Critical Essay on Billy Budd
Critical Essay on Billy Budd
Critical Essay on Billy Budd Critical Essay on Billy Budd Charles Reich\'s assessment of the conflict in Billy Budd focuses on the distinction between the laws of society and the laws of nature. Human law says that men are the sum total of their actions, and no more. Reich uses this as a basis for his assertion that Billy is innocent in what he is, not what he does. The point of the novel is therefore not to analyze the good and evil in Billy or Claggart, but to put the reader in the position
Alex's Analysis of Any Abject Abuse
Alex's Analysis of Any Abject Abuse
Alex\'s Analysis of Any Abject Abuse Alex\'s Analysis of Any Abject Abuse The destruction of the grand style of the epic is just what Pope was after in his mock epic, The Rape of the Lock. Pope had no such universal goal, or moral pronouncements to make as did Milton. His purpose was merely to expose the life of the nobility of his time. While Milton chose blank verse to express the immensity of the landscape of his epic, Pope chose to utilize the heroic couplet to trivialize this grandeur. P
Diversity Within English
Diversity Within English
Diversity Within English Diversity Within English In order to understand how language variation descriptors are used, we first must understand what language variation is. We can say that the U.S. is linguistically diverse because of the multitude of languages spoken here, but we can also find diversity within these languages. All languages have both dialectical variations and registral variations. These variations, or dialects, can differ in lexicon, phonology, and/or syntax from the Standard L
Stoker and Rice's Books About Vampires
Stoker and Rice's Books About Vampires
Stoker and Rice\'s Books About Vampires Stoker and Rice\'s Books About Vampires Bram Stoker\'s Dracula and Anne Rice\'s series The Vampire Chronicles are books about vampires. The way the two authors write about the vampires\' powers, the way they live and how they are created and destroyed prove that two books about the same subject can be different in many ways. It also shows how the vampire legend has evolved over a long period of time. Special powers are used in both of the authors writings
Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young
Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young
Housman\'s To An Athlete Dying Young Housman\'s To An Athlete Dying Young John S. Ward Dr. Larry Brunner A. E. Housman\'s To an Athlete Dying Young, also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of To an Athlete Dying Young provides
Edgar Allen Poe's Symbolism of Death in The Fall
Edgar Allen Poe's Symbolism of Death in The Fall
Edgar Allen Poe\'s Symbolism of Death in The Fall of the House of Usher Edgar Allen Poe\'s Symbolism of Death in The Fall of the House of Usher Death is defined as, The termination or extinction of something (American Heritage Dictionary). Edgar Allen Poe uses this description in The Fall of the House of Usher in different ways. Poe\'s intention when writing The Fall of the House of Usher was not to present a moral, lesson, or truth to the reader; he was simply trying to bring forth a
The Town of El Dorado Springs
The Town of El Dorado Springs
The Town of El Dorado Springs The Town of El Dorado Springs Picking research projects, sometimes for me, is an agonizing problem that eventually turns into an enlightening experience; what was to be my American Humanities research project was just such an experience. I had preliminarily thought I\'d look into cultural myths. While researching myths, I ran across El Dorado Springs, MO., under the category of geographical myths, in the library computer. I thought how interesting while also wonder
Emily Dickinson: Life and Her Works
Emily Dickinson: Life and Her Works
Emily Dickinson: Life and Her Works Emily Dickinson: Life and Her Works Emily Dickinson made a large influence on poetry, she is known as one of America\'s most famous poets. With close to two thousand different poems and one thousand of her letters to her friends that survived her death Emily Dickinson showed that she was a truly dedicated writer. Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10,1830 to a prominent family, her father Edward Dickinson was both a lawyer and the
Knights and Chivalry
Knights and Chivalry
Knights and Chivalry Knights and Chivalry Chivalry was a system of ethical ideals developed among the knights of medieval Europe. Arising out of the feudalism of the period, it combined military virtues with those of Christianity, as epitomized by he Arthurian legend in England and the chansons de geste of medieval France. The word chivalry is derived from the French chevalier, meaning horseman or knight. Chivalry was the code of conduct by which knights were supposedly guided. In addition to m
Humanity's Fall In The Garden of Eden
Humanity's Fall In The Garden of Eden
Humanity\'s Fall In The Garden of Eden Humanity\'s Fall In The Garden of Eden The original sin that led to humanity\'s fall in the Garden of Eden is by far the worst sin committed by humankind. It is this sin that led to future sins. This original sin must be emphasized by writers to depict the evil involved in it. In writing Paradise Lost, John Milton recognizes this fact and uses a variety of literary techniques to stress the evil in the story over the good. The techniques used include a
Charles Dickens: Biography
Charles Dickens: Biography
Charles Dickens: Biography Charles Dickens: Biography Charles Dickens was born in Portsea, England on February 7, 1812 and died June 9,1870. He is now regarded as one of the greatest English writers. His novels combine vast social perspective and deep compassion for the lower class. His works are still widely read, taught, and performed in modern dramatizations. Dickens was born into a poor family. When he was 12 his father was imprisoned for debt. Dickens was removed from school and put to work
Presonal Writing: My First Impression of My Teache
Presonal Writing: My First Impression of My Teache
Presonal Writing: My First Impression of My Teacher Miss Vicki Presonal Writing: My First Impression of My Teacher Miss Vicki My first impression of Miss Vicki was a highly authorative figure towering over me. Her voice boomed and the earth shook whenever she marched. She seemed like such an unapproachable and distant person. That was in the first year of High School. She was my Literature teacher then. During my first year in school, she struck terror in my heart. And everyone else\'s of cours
Analysis of the Poem The Soldier by Rupert Brook
Analysis of the Poem The Soldier by Rupert Brook
Analysis of the Poem The Soldier by Rupert Brooke Analysis of the Poem The Soldier by Rupert Brooke I am analyzing the poem The Soldier by Rupert Brooke. This poem is about a man who loves his country dearly. The country is England. He believes that if he should die in a far away battle field that people should remember of him only that he was English. Brookes says in his forth line, In that rich earth a richer dust concealed. This means that if he is to die in a land other than England
Charles Dickens: Biography
Charles Dickens: Biography
Charles Dickens: Biography Charles Dickens: Biography INTRODUCTION This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily o
Hard Times: Struggle of Fact vs Imagination and St
Hard Times: Struggle of Fact vs Imagination and St
Hard Times: Struggle of Fact vs Imagination and Struggle Between Two Classes Hard Times: Struggle of Fact vs Imagination and Struggle Between Two Classes Charles Dickens\' novel, Hard Times, is a story of two struggles--the struggle of fact versus imagination and the struggle between two classes. It takes place in Coketown, and industrial-age English city. The novel is divided into two sections. One deals with the struggle of upper class members of society and their struggle to learn the value
Charles Dicken's Novels: Literary Criticism
Charles Dicken's Novels: Literary Criticism
Charles Dicken\'s Novels: Literary Criticism Charles Dicken\'s Novels: Literary Criticism Something about Charles Dickens and his ability to take his reader to unbelievable places with his imaginative powers allows him the honor of being the most popular English novelist of the 19th century. Dickens has thrilled his readers for many years with his down-to-earth stories about real people forced into real situations. Charles Dickens has the ability to tell his stories from personal experiences. H
All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depict
All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depict
All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depiction of the horrors of war. In the short note before Chapter One, Remarque lets the reader know exactly what themes he intends. War is a savage and gratuitous evil, war is unnatural, and war is responsible for the destruction of an entire generation. Remarque is very clear on the strength of his themes, and uses graphic imagery to convey to the reader the physical and psychological impact that war has on humanity. But Remarque uses more than grap
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol By: Charles Dickens 1). This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. The settings of the book include Scrooge’s Counting House, Scrooge’s Home, Bob Cratchit’s home, assorted places throughout Scrooges childhood like the schoolhouse and the Fizziwig’s place where Scrooge was an apprentice, this is where a Christmas party took place and he met the one love of his life. Then it skips to Scrooge’
Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21st, 1899. He w
Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21st, 1899. He w
Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21st, 1899. He was the son of Dr. Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway. He grew up in a small town called Oak Park, Illinois. Hemingway was brought up in a somewhat conservative household by his parents who pushed the value of politeness and religion. It wasn\'t until he began English classes in school that his writing talent began to shine. After he graduated from high school Hemingway turned his back on university and he decided to move to Kansas City. I
In A Clockwork Orange, Alex, the narrator and the
In A Clockwork Orange, Alex, the narrator and the
In A Clockwork Orange, Alex, the narrator and the main character, tells the story of his teenage years, starting at fifteen. He begins his tale as the leader of a small gang that spends its evenings pillaging and wreaking havoc on the town until the gang mutinies and Your Humble Narrator, as Alex refers to himself, is caught by the police. From there, Alex travels to State Jail 84F to serve 14 years, but receives an offer from the Government which entails undergoing experimental treatment i
Deborah Whelan
Deborah Whelan
Deborah Whelan English A1 HL 28/1/97 Commentary As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner -Darl\'s Section (p.128) Most authors have certain styles that result in bringing across certain ideas. In As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner uses a subtle and discreet narrative manner to bring forth important pieces of information that adds to the story, and important themes. In one of the chapters narrated by Darl, this is shown very well In this chapter Darl uses a flashback to let us get a more in-depth look a
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literatur
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literatur
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literature Contemporary literature in the form of a short story consists of a plot, characters, point of view, setting, and theme (2). These elements can vary a great deal from one story to the next. An author of a short story also reveals a tone and a mood shown by his or her style of writing. Although romance literature contains the elements mentioned above, they are very different than those in short stories and are somewhat static from one tale to th
“Moby Dick is biographic of Melville in the sense
“Moby Dick is biographic of Melville in the sense
“Moby Dick is biographic of Melville in the sense that it discloses every nook and cranny of his imagination.” (Humford 41) This paper is a psychological study of Moby Dick. Moby Dick was written out of Melville’s person experiences. Moby Dick is a story of the adventures a person named Ishmael. Ishmael is a lonely, alienated individual who wants to see the “watery part of the world.” Moby Dick begins with the main character, Ishmael, introducing himself with the line “Call Me Ishmael.” (Melvil
English
English
english interpretation of Ibsen\'s A Doll\'s House A Doll\'s House is classified under the second phase of Henrik Ibsen\'s career. It was during this period which he made the transition from mythical and historical dramas to plays dealing with social problems. It was the first in a series investigating the tensions of family life. Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play featuring a female protagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any of his other
Moses Alba
Moses Alba
Moses Alba Mrs. Foreman English IV Thursday, January 30, 1997 A Day in the Life of a Gnome Once upon a time there was a gnome named Knob, who lived the far off land of Gnomania. Gnomania is a huge underground lair with only one entrance. The only entrance to this lair is by swimming down to the bottom of the ocean floor and knocking on a large clam. On the other side of this clam is an old grouchy gnome named Stubby whose only job was to keep the clam clean, and listen for the knock of incoming
Moses Alba
Moses Alba
Moses Alba Mrs. Foreman English IV Thursday, January 30, 1997 A Day in the Life of a Gnome Once upon a time there was a gnome named Knob, who lived the far off land of Gnomania. Gnomania is a huge underground lair with only one entrance. The only entrance to this lair is by swimming down to the bottom of the ocean floor and knocking on a large clam. On the other side of this clam is an old grouchy gnome named Stubby whose only job was to keep the clam clean, and listen for the knock of incoming
A Discussion on Animal Rights
A Discussion on Animal Rights
A Discussion on Animal Rights Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; The Declaration of Independence holds these rights to be self evident and unalienable. In the eighteenth century when these words were written they were called natural rights, today we call them human rights (McShea 34). The issue of whether or not to grant animal rights such as those that humans retain, is a greatly disputed issue. Philosophers, clergyman, and politicians have argued the point of animal rights for yea
Nancy Landis
Nancy Landis
Nancy Landis Ms. Holmes, p.1 English 12 12 February 1995 Nora Perceived by Other Characters In the Victorian age many woman were thought of as mere objects. Most woman has no real social status and were not allowed to express themselves freely. A Doll¹s House, a play by Henrik Ibsen, has brought controversy to the conclusion in which Nora leaves her family. Nora perceived in many different ways is the catalyst that forces Nora to leave her family. Many people had found it difficult to understan
More's Moral Dilemma
More's Moral Dilemma
More\'s Moral Dilemma During the English renaissance in the 1500\'s, King Henry VIII wants a divorce from his wife for various reasons, but divorce is against the Catholic religion. This is why he wants Sir Thomas More\'s consent, because More is a highly respected Catholic, but he is such a good Catholic that he goes against divorce. In the play, A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt, King Henry VIII applies pressure on Thomas More to support the divorce in many ways. He exerts it both directl
The short story A Haunted House is story with me
The short story A Haunted House is story with me
The short story A Haunted House is story with meaning, by portraying to us the treasure of life. When two ghosts are searching through their old house, looking for their Treasure, the treasure or meaning is revealed to us. The joy and love shared between two people is the treasure, the treasure of life. By using irony and stream of consciousness Virginia Woolf is able to reveal the meaning of the story. Virginia Woolf uses a style called the Stream of Consciousness, revealing the lives of
Marcus O’Mard 3/11/97
Marcus O’Mard 3/11/97
Marcus O’Mard 3/11/97 English A Satirical View of the Old South Elaborate uses of race, unprecedented statements about the role of religion and an overall mockery of the society of the old south serve as a method of conveying Mark Twain’s opinion of society. In his dandy riverboat adventure The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain attacks the traditions of slavery, racism, and the accepted traditions of the old south. He helped expose the hypocrisies of the southern society through this no
I feel this semester, only the first of many I wil
I feel this semester, only the first of many I wil
I feel this semester, only the first of many I will endure, was a successful one. The objective of the course was to make us better writers, and I certainly have improved. I learned what makes a paper good or bad, what makes it easier to write a good paper, and how the manner that the class is held makes a difference. However, I feel I should have taken my high school English class more seriously. The teacher graded rather leniently, which attributed to my lack of effort. The amount of work req
A Town Like Alice - Discussion
A Town Like Alice - Discussion
A Town Like Alice - Discussion ”Even though cultures differ, people are basically the same.” This is a statement that depends a lot on what you mean with basically. I think people are pretty much the same all around the world but and they definitely could end up being almost the same if they was raised in exactly the same way and had the exact same possibilities in life. If the basic characteristics are those you have when you’re new-borned then I think it’s obvious that they are almost the sam
In September 1989, when I was 11 year old, I came
In September 1989, when I was 11 year old, I came
In September 1989, when I was 11 year old, I came to Philippines during my short vacation. My father brought the whole family, also my cousin Jimmy. We spent 5 days in the Philippines. During these five days, I realized that there were many differences between Taiwan and the Philippines. The most difference was culture. People\'s language, behavior and also they are happy go lucky. The first problem I faced was the language problem. Philippine was ruled by Spanish long time ago. Most of Filipin
A Violent Illumination of Salvation
A Violent Illumination of Salvation
A Violent Illumination of Salvation Flannery O\'Connor uses violence to return characters to reality and prepare them to accept their moment of grace. The New Encyclopedia Britannica defines grace as the spontaneous, unmerited gift of the divine or the divine influence operating in man for his regeneration and sanctification (401). At any cost, a soul must find salvation. O\'Connor states, In my own stories I have found that violence is strangely capable of returning my characters to reality
Achilles
Achilles
Achilles Word Count: 907 English: Greek: Achilles Respect for Authority April 21, 1998 Respect for authority plays an important role in The Iliad. Achilles is a major character in it whose views on authority change throughout the book. In Book One, he seems to have no respect for King Agamemnon. Achilles questions his judgment as well as rebelling against his authority. This is shown best when Achilles says, What a worthless, burnt-out coward I\'d be called if I would submit to you and all your
Acronyms, Idioms and Slang: the Evolution of the E
Acronyms, Idioms and Slang: the Evolution of the E
Acronyms, Idioms and Slang: the Evolution of the English Language. Although the English language is only 1500 years old, it has evolved at an incredible rate: so much so, that, at first glance, the average person in America today would find most Shakespearean literature confusing without the aid of an Old-English dictionary or Cliff\'s Notes. Yet Shakespear lived just 300 years ago! Some are seeing this is a sign of the decline of the English language, that people are becoming less and less lit
Throughout life one faces many obstacles against h
Throughout life one faces many obstacles against h
Throughout life one faces many obstacles against himself and mankind. By triumphing over these conflicts a person develops characteristics in correspondence to his or her experience. Humanities is the study of this basic cycle of life and its effect upon all cultures and nations. Today’s generation, like many before and many to come, can attain a better understanding of the present course of history through the study of the past mankind experiences, or Humanities. The question of time travel in
Adventures Of Huck Finn
Adventures Of Huck Finn
Adventures Of Huck Finn Word Count: 3264 Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about a young boy’s coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800’s. The main character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the novel floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave named Jim. Before he does so, however, Huck spends some time in the fictional town of St. Petersburg where a number of people attempt to influence him. Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led
Albert camus and existentialism
Albert camus and existentialism
albert camus and existentialism albert camus and existentialism: Existentialism is the individual freedom of choice; in other words man is a conscious subject, rather than a thing. Of the many existentialistic themes, Camus strongly believed in absurdity. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright DueNow.com Inc. * [Category]: English [Paper Title]: albert camus and existentialism [Text]: Existentialism is the individual freedom of choice; in other
ALIENATION & OTHER SUCH JOYS
ALIENATION & OTHER SUCH JOYS
ALIENATION & OTHER SUCH JOYS George Orwell expresses a feeling of alienation throughout “Such, Such Were the Joys....” He casts himself as a misfit, unable to understand his peers, the authorities placed over him, and the laws that govern his existence. Orwell writes, “The good and the possible never seemed to coincide” (37). Though he shows his ability to enumerate what is “good,” he resigns himself to a predestined state; uncertain of where exactly he fits in society, his attitude is irreconc
All About Eve
All About Eve
All About Eve English 30 Spring 97 In the film All About Eve, (directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and released in 1950), Eve Harrison (Anne Baxter) was a young woman with evil running through her veins. She wanted to be somebody and chose to get there through Margo Channing (Betty Davis) who was a famous stage star. Eve would do whatever it took to get where she wanted to be, including hurt the ones that trusted her and took her in as a lost lamb. Though Eve was already evil within and thro
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg Word Count: 1610 Dislikes of the American Society And the Injustices in America In Allen Ginsberg’s Poetry By Matt Feeko Mrs. Juenger English 1 18 April 1999 Dislikes of the American Society And the Injustices in America In Allen Ginsberg’s Poetry Allen Ginsberg started his infamous life as a revolutionary and poet of the beat generation when he began attending Colombia University. While at Colombia Ginsberg met friend and mentor Jack Kerouac whom he would later join to form the
An Analysis of Chaucer's The Wife of Bath's Tale
An Analysis of Chaucer's The Wife of Bath's Tale
An Analysis of Chaucer\'s The Wife of Bath\'s Tale In reading Geoffrey Chaucer\'s Canterbury Tales, I found that of the Wife of Bath, including her prologue, to be the most thought-provoking. The pilgrim who narrates this tale, Alison, is a gap-toothed, partially deaf seamstress and widow who has been married five times. She claims to have great experience in the ways of the heart, having a remedy for whatever might ail it. Throughout her story, I was shocked, yet pleased to encounter details
British Literature Essay
British Literature Essay
British Literature Essay Death is inevitable and what happens after death will always be a mystery to the living. For this reason, the afterlife has always been a topic which artists have chosen to explore in their works. Throughout the chronology of British literature, artists have used society’s views as a basis to examine the afterlife, and look at it in new ways. The afterlife has been a theme in British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period of Beowulf to the twentieth century writings of
English 101
English 101
English 101 An Example Of Good Writing Zinsser\'s essay on Simplicity is an example of good writing for many reasons. The main topic in his essay is clutter. Throughout the essay he not only tells us why this is a problem, but he shows us through many detailed examples. The essay was written so that anyone who reads it could understand it. He does not use complex words that often tend to loose a reader. Zinsser asks questions throughout the essay that cause the reader to think and feel as thoug