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Pygmalion: Professor Higgins' Philosophy
Pygmalion: Professor Higgins' Philosophy
Pygmalion: Professor Higgins\' Philosophy Pygmalion: Professor Higgins\' Philosophy Professor Higgins is seen throughout Pygmalion as a very rude man. While one may expect a well educated man, such as Higgins, to be a gentleman, he is far from it. Higgins believes that how you treated someone is not important, as long as you treat everyone equally. The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human
Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker a
Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker a
Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker and Yeats Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker and Yeats Around the turn of this century there was widespread fear throughout Europe, and especially Ireland, of the consequences of the race mixing that was occurring and the rise of the lower classes over the aristocracies in control. In Ireland, the Protestants who were in control of the country began to fear the rise of the Catholics, which threatened their land and political power.
A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes De
A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes De
A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes Developed Through Allusions to Classical Mythology A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes Developed Through Allusions to Classical Mythology James Joyce\'s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of complex themes developed through frequent allusions to classical mythology. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus serves as a structuring element in the novel, uniting the central themes of individual rebellion and discovery, producing a
The Picture of Dorian Gray: Corruption Through Aes
The Picture of Dorian Gray: Corruption Through Aes
The Picture of Dorian Gray: Corruption Through Aestheticism The Picture of Dorian Gray: Corruption Through Aestheticism The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is the story of moral corruption by the means of aestheticism. In the novel, the well meaning artist Basil Hallward presets young Dorian Gray with a portrait of himself. After conversing with cynical Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian makes a wish which dreadfully affects his life forever. If it were I who was to be always young, and the pictu
To Kill a Mockingbird: An Analysis
To Kill a Mockingbird: An Analysis
To Kill a Mockingbird: An Analysis To Kill a Mockingbird: An Analysis To Kill a Mockingbird is definitely an excellent novel in that it portrays life and the role of racism in the 1930\'s. A reader may not interpret several aspects in and of the book through just the plain text. Boo Radley, Atticus, and the title represent three such things. Not really disclosed to the reader until the end of the book, Arthur Boo Radley plays an important role in the development of both Scout and Jem. In the
Jay McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City: You are t
Jay McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City: You are t
Jay McInerney\'s Bright Lights, Big City: You are the Coma Baby Jay McInerney\'s Bright Lights, Big City: You are the Coma Baby The novel Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney relates the tale of a young man working for a prominent newspaper in Manhattan by day, while visiting many bars and nightclubs during the night. He manages to accomplish this through the help of his use of cocaine, to which he is powerfully addicted. Throughout the novel McInerney employs the use of the Coma Baby, a cu
A Comparison of the Medieval and Renaissance Eras
A Comparison of the Medieval and Renaissance Eras
A Comparison of the Medieval and Renaissance Eras A Comparison of the Medieval and Renaissance Eras It is amazing how significantly various aspects of society can and will change over a prolonged period of time. Between the time periods of the Medieval era and the Renaissance, one can note numerous significant changes, mainly those pertaining to art and religion. In general, ideals and subjects during the Renaissance became more secular. In Medieval times, people seemed to focus mainly on the c
Orwell's Such, Such Were the Joys....: Alienatio
Orwell's Such, Such Were the Joys....: Alienatio
Orwell\'s Such, Such Were the Joys....: Alienation and Other Such Joys Orwell\'s Such, Such Were the Joys....: Alienation and 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
An Analysis of British Literature
An Analysis of British Literature
An Analysis of British Literature An Analysis of British Literature 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 B
Billy Budd
Billy Budd
Billy Budd Billy Budd Brandon Anderson Before the Fall, Adam and Eve were perfect. They were innocent and ignorant, yet perfect, so they were allowed to abide in the presence of God. Once they partook of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, however, they immediately became unclean as well as mortal. In Billy Budd, the author, Herman Melville, presents a question that stems directly from this original sin of our first parents: Is it better to be innocent and ignorant, but good an
Bolt's A Man For All Seasons: Reasons for A Pers
Bolt's A Man For All Seasons: Reasons for A Pers
Bolt\'s A Man For All Seasons: Reasons for A Person\'s Actions Bolt\'s A Man For All Seasons: Reasons for A Person\'s Actions Reading about individuals whose ways of life are dramatically different from our own provides readers with fresh insights into their own experiences and ideas. A reader of A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt, may not be accustomed to the actions of the play\'s characters. Though, it is important to figure out and understand why the character reacts or acts as he/sh
The Theme of Isolation in Various Literature
The Theme of Isolation in Various Literature
The Theme of Isolation in Various Literature The Theme of Isolation in Various Literature In this essay all of the literature I have chosen will have to do with isolation. 1} When people have been isolated they don\'t see other people for a long time and this can lead to make a person stronger or make them weaker. In a live and death situation in can give them the extra will to live that you didn\'t have before. It can make him stronger and become his ally or it can beat him. When you are alone
Capital Punishment Should be Abolished
Capital Punishment Should be Abolished
Capital Punishment Should be Abolished Capital Punishment Should be Abolished Evidence suggests that the death penalty does not deter people from committing crimes. It is a cruel and cold blooded form of punishment and there have been instances where innocent people were sentenced to death and later found to be innocent. The most common methods of execution are hanging and shooting. Countries like the U.S. use electrocution, gas chambers and lethal injections to dispose of the convicted. Some c
The Two Different Cases Regarding Capital Punishme
The Two Different Cases Regarding Capital Punishme
The Two Different Cases Regarding Capital Punishment The Two Different Cases Regarding Capital Punishment Maria Hall English 112 Thesis : In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal spiritual community. This leads to a rejection of capital punishmen
Carpe Diem: The Golden Chance
Carpe Diem: The Golden Chance
Carpe Diem: The Golden Chance Carpe Diem: The Golden Chance Carpe Diem, is the expression that means seize the day, means that one should take advantage of every minute of this life. Many people do not succeed because they are scared about life. It is very difficult to accomplish anything in this life if they do not risk themselves or do not do anything to get what they want. One should enjoy this life in a responsible way. My particular carpe diem philosophy is do the right thing at the right
The Life and Work of Chaim Potok
The Life and Work of Chaim Potok
The Life and Work of Chaim Potok The Life and Work of Chaim Potok Chaim Potok lives a very full life he has served his country, peoples, and religion very well and with great impact. First, to be discussed is his life birth through the present. He was born at a very early age on February 17, 1929, in New York, New York to Benjamin and Mollie Potok. The first university he went to was Yeshiva University where he graduated in 1950 with a B.A., summa cum laude, in English Literature. He also went
Charles Manson: Orgins of a Madman
Charles Manson: Orgins of a Madman
Charles Manson: Orgins of a Madman Charles Manson: Orgins of a Madman Charles Manson is known as one of the most sinister and evil criminals of all time. He organized the murders that shocked the world and his name still strikes fear into American hearts. Manson\'s childhood, personality, and uncanny ability to control people led to the creation of a family-like cult and ultimately to the bloody murders of numerous innocent people. Charles M. Manson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 11,
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
Comparing Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville'
Comparing Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville'
Comparing Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville\'s Writings Comparing Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville\'s Writings Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville focused their writings on how man was affected by nature. They translated their philosophies though both the portrayal of their protagonist and their own self exploration. In Moby Dick, Melville writes about Ahab\'s physical and metaphysical struggle over the great white whale, Moby Dick, symbolic of man\'s struggle against the overw
Contrasting Poets Lawrence and Shapiro in Their Vi
Contrasting Poets Lawrence and Shapiro in Their Vi
Contrasting Poets Lawrence and Shapiro in Their Views of Nature Contrasting Poets Lawrence and Shapiro in Their Views of Nature Julie Gibson Throughout the history of literature, poetic views of nature has evolved through time. One of the most differing eras is the twentieth century. With it\'s non-classical views, the twentieth century is one of the most influential eras. While the Victorian era practiced traditional values, the twentieth century influences techniques of love and the loss of t
The Canterbury Tales: Wife of Bath
The Canterbury Tales: Wife of Bath
The Canterbury Tales: Wife of Bath The Canterbury Tales: Wife of Bath In the Hollywood blockbuster Basic Instinct, Sharon Stone plays a devious, manipulative, sex-driven woman who gets whatever she wants through her ploys for control. Stone\'s portrayal of this character is unforgettable and makes the movie. In book or film, the most memorable female characters are those who break out of the stereotypical “good wife” mold. When an author or actress uses this technique effectively, the woman oft
Dante Alighieri: A Poetic Descent into Metaphorica
Dante Alighieri: A Poetic Descent into Metaphorica
Dante Alighieri: A Poetic Descent into Metaphorical Hell Dante Alighieri: A Poetic Descent into Metaphorical Hell Abandon all hope, ye who enter here Only through a journey into hell can we hope to attain paradise... His Early Life: Dante Alighieri was born under the sign of Gemini, he was thought to be born on May 29, but this is not certain. He was born in Florence, the son of Alighiero II, his family was one of lower nobility. His mother died when he was a child and his father when he was
Definition of Education
Definition of Education
Definition of Education Definition of Education Education what is it? It is defined as: 1. The act or process of educating or being educated. 2. The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process. 3. A program of instruction of a specified kind or level. 4. The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning, according to the American Heritage dictionary. Its etymology comes from the Latin word educatio which means to bring up1 But what does that te
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: The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Edgar Allen Poe's: The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Edgar Allen Poe\'s: The Murders in the Rue Morgue Edgar Allen Poe\'s: The Murders in the Rue Morgue In Edgar Allen Poe\'s short story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, a classic detective story is played out in a seedy Paris suburb. The story begins as the narrator meets Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin, a poor but well-read young man. As they become close friends, they live together in seclusion, departing only briefly each evening to take introspective strolls along the dark Paris streets. Soon
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
The Life of Emily Dickinson
The Life of Emily Dickinson
The Life of Emily Dickinson The Life of Emily Dickinson Although she lived a seemingly secluded life, Emily Dickinson\'s many encounters with death influenced many of her poems and letters. Perhaps one of the most ground breaking and inventive poets in American history, Dickinson has become as well known for her bizarre and eccentric life as for her incredible poems and letters. Numbering over 1,700, her poems highlight the many moments in a 19th century New Englander woman\'s life, including t
Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls: War's Affec
Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls: War's Affec
Hemingway\'s For Whom the Bell Tolls: War\'s Affect on Man and Importance of Time Hemingway\'s For Whom the Bell Tolls: War\'s Affect on Man and Importance of Time At first glance Hemingway\'s novel For Whom The Bell Tolls appears to be an action packed war novel. But underneath all the action there are underlying ideas that reveal much about how war changes a man and causes him to realize the importance of time. Hemingway reveals these ideas about war through the narrator\'s thoughts and t
Euthanasia: People Should Have the Right to Choose
Euthanasia: People Should Have the Right to Choose
Euthanasia: People Should Have the Right to Choose Euthanasia: People Should Have the Right to Choose There are many sides to the dilemma of whether or not euthanasia should be carried out. There is the question of morality, the question of active versus passive euthanasia and the question of when euthanasia should be put into use. None of these questions are totally cut and dry. There seem to be more gray areas within this issue than there are black and white. Yet when you look at the problem
Everyone in A Man For All Seasons is Pursuing Thei
Everyone in A Man For All Seasons is Pursuing Thei
Everyone in A Man For All Seasons is Pursuing Their Own Ends. What Makes More Different? Everyone in A Man For All Seasons is Pursuing Their Own Ends. What Makes More Different? Often, it is impossible to reach our goals without resorting to some sort of pragmatism. In A Man For All Seasons every character has their own ends to meet, and the only distinguishable feature between them is how they go about it. Some characters disregard all sense of morality as they plunge into a approach which pri
Examination of Puritan Philosophy in Bradford's O
Examination of Puritan Philosophy in Bradford's O
Examination of Puritan Philosophy in Bradford\'s On Plymouth Plantation Examination of Puritan Philosophy in Bradford\'s On Plymouth Plantation The Puritan people first came to the New World to escape the religious persecution that hounded Non-Anglicans in England. They established the Plymouth Colony in 1620, in what is now Massachusetts. The colony was a reflection of the Puritans\' beliefs. These beliefs, along with the experience of establishing a colony in the middle of nowhere, affe
Existentialism in the Early 19th Century
Existentialism in the Early 19th Century
Existentialism in the Early 19th Century Existentialism in the Early 19th Century Major Themes Because of the diversity of positions associated with existentialism, the term is impossible to define precisely. Certain themes common to virtually all existentialist writers can, however, be identified. The term itself suggests one major theme: the stress on concrete individual existence and, consequently, on subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice. Moral Individualism Most philosophers since P
Existentialism
Existentialism
Existentialism Existentialism In our individual routines, each and every one of us strive to be the best that we are capable of being. How peculiar this is; we aim for similar goals, yet the methods we enact are unique. Just as no two people have the same fingerprint, no two have identical theories on how to live life. While some follow religious outlines to aspire to a level of moral excellence, others pursue different approaches. Toward the end of the Nineteenth-Century and on through the mid
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
A Comparison of the Medieval and Renaissance Eras
A Comparison of the Medieval and Renaissance Eras
A Comparison of the Medieval and Renaissance Eras It is amazing how significantly various aspects of society can and will change over a prolonged period of time. Between the time periods of the Medieval era and the Renaissance, one can note numerous significant changes, mainly those pertaining to art and religion. In general, ideals and subjects during the Renaissance became more secular. In Medieval times, people seemed to focus mainly on the church, God, and the afterlife; whereas during the
ADOLESCENT CASE STUDY
ADOLESCENT CASE STUDY
ADOLESCENT CASE STUDY I. Identification A. Kathy Johnson is a 14 year old female, a freshman at Parkway High School, and resides at 789 Parkview Way, Bossier City, LA 70000. II. History of Family A. The subject lives with her biological mother and stepfather. The child\'s biological father resides in Bossier City as well, but he has not maintained a relationship with the child since he divorced her mother in 1981. The child also has a brother who lives out of state and has no relationship or co
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
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
Analysis Of The Grapes Of Wrath
Analysis Of The Grapes Of Wrath
Analysis Of The Grapes Of Wrath Word Count: 955 In the novel The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, the life of a migrant family,who is forced off their land in Oklahoma and who is in search of employment in California, is portrayed. During the course of the novel, the Joads move from a concern for themselves and their own personal welfare to a concern for all the people of the world. This becomes one of the major themes in the novel. It is traceable through many of the characters such as Ji
Baldwin In A Microcosm
Baldwin In A Microcosm
Baldwin In A Microcosm Word Count: 574 Jessie Burke AP English-3rd Period Dr. Covel February 11, 2000 Baldwin in a microcosm Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced. - James Baldwin Racism has been a part of American and world history for centuries, and has become a pattern in cultures. James Baldwin was an African-American author who, like many black men and women, struggled against the inherent hate/racism in America. Baldwin had the opportunit
Brandon Anderson
Brandon Anderson
Brandon Anderson Period 0 10/11/96 BILLY BUDD Before the Fall, Adam and Eve were perfect. They were innocent and ignorant, yet perfect, so they were allowed to abide in the presence of God. Once they partook of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, however, they immediately became unclean as well as mortal. In Billy Budd, the author, Herman Melville, presents a question that stems directly from this original sin of our first parents: Is it better to be innocent and ignorant, but
BILLY BUDD
BILLY BUDD
BILLY BUDD Word Count: 1385 Before the Fall, Adam and Eve were perfect. They were innocent and ignorant, yet perfect, so they were allowed to abide in the presence of God. Once they partook of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, however, they immediately became unclean as well as mortal. In Billy Budd, the author, Herman Melville, presents a question that stems directly from this original sin of our first parents: Is it better to be innocent and ignorant, but good and righteous
A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt
A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt
A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt Reading about individuals whose ways of life are dramatically different from our own provides readers with fresh insights into their own experiences and ideas. A reader of A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt, may not be accustomed to the actions of the play\'s characters. Though, it is important to figure out and understand why the character reacts or acts as he/she does. This enables the reader to have a new or modified outlook on his/her own actions. If
Atticus Finch - To Kill A Mockingbird
Atticus Finch - To Kill A Mockingbird
Atticus Finch - To Kill A Mockingbird Word Count: 360 Atticus Finch represents the rational man in a world of highly emotional people. Atticus is a stable and mature figure who is able to cope with the unreasonable and highly emotional element of the town. He can handle the prejudiced white masses and still deal justly with the underprivileged Negro population. He is one of the few people of the town who understands the individual worth of a person regardless of the color of skin. He is able to
A Analysis Of Jack London Novels
A Analysis Of Jack London Novels
A Analysis Of Jack London Novels Word Count: 3047 A literary Analysis of Jack London three most recognized works, Sea Wolf; The Call of the Wild; and White Fang. Jack London lived a full life, even though he died at the young age of forty. In his life time he experienced many things, and I believe that these experiences were the catalyst of his novels. Jack London was an oyster pirate, a government patrolman in San Francisco Bay, a sailor and an agrarian reformer, a seal hunter in the North Pac
Dawn
Dawn
Dawn Word Count: 2702 Dawn by Elie Wiesel Chapter 1 Takes place in Palestine. The narrator knows that he has to kill a man tomorrow. He doesn’t know who it is but he knows what he has to do. The man that was going to die was an Englishman. The reason that he had to kill was because there is a war. Beggar. A man that taught the narrator the difference between night and day. Narrator met him while he was at the synagogue. The man wears black clothes. The narrator met the man when he was 12 years
Faust
Faust
Faust Word Count: 791 The hero that never was In Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe builds a dramatic poem around the strengths and weaknesses of a man who under a personalized definition of a hero fails miserably. A hero is someone that humanity models themselves and their actions after, someone who can be revered by the masses as an individual of great morality and strength, a man or woman that never sacrifices his beliefs under adversity. Therefore, through his immoral actions and his unwilli
Hard Times
Hard Times
Hard Times Word Count: 1513 Utilitarianism Quadruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive. Sheds coat in spring...... A perfect example of a product of utilitarian education, Bitzer defines a horse off the top of his head in a split second. Utilitarianism is the assumption that human beings act in a way that highlights their own self interest. It is based on factuality and leaves little room for imagination. Dickens provides three vivid e
Never The Twain Shall Meet Book Report
Never The Twain Shall Meet Book Report
Never The Twain Shall Meet Book Report Word Count: 1927 Throughout the ITP program and the lower level ASL classes the name Gallaudet is driven into our heads. We know of the University named after him and how he was the man to bring education to the Deaf in America. What was not before mentioned is that there were two Gallaudets. The first thing I learned from this book is the importance of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and his son Edward Miner Gallaudet. I fact I had believed for some time now tha
Paradiso
Paradiso
Paradiso Word Count: 535 In spite of all the sheer effort put behind it, Dante’s Paradiso is not easy to enjoy. It is an alliance between difficulty and controversy. It is a narration of Dante’s so called visit to heaven, which seems tangible to no one but him. He slowly gives us his perceived account while inserting an archive of philosophical tidbits, which often divert the reader’s attention from the supposed plot. Dante claims himself gifted and says that all his said experiences are ones t