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  • "a Confederacy of Dunces" -- Marxism

    "a Confederacy of Dunces" -- Marxism

    "A Confederacy of Dunces" -- Marxism Statistics: in 2005, men with only a high school diploma averaged $10.93, yet women took in $9.08. Male college graduates averaged $19.72, and females, $17.08. Non-college employment rates were 75%, whereas college graduates averaged 85%. Health insurance coverage was 33% compared to 64%, respectively. In all cases, income increased with age. Why is this important? Well, many factors can be taken in to determine social class, and there is

    Essay Length: 1,443 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Bred
  • "a Doll’s House" by Henrik Ibsen

    "a Doll’s House" by Henrik Ibsen

    Animal imagery is prevalent in a variety of literary selections. This paper will focus on animal imagery in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House by using the reader response strategy. In the play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, animal imagery is used in the development of the main character Nora. It is also later found that the animal imagery is a critical part in understanding who Nora is and how other characters perceive her. Ibsen

    Essay Length: 1,533 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: April 30, 2010 By: Mike
  • "a Midsummer Night’s Dream": A Contrast in of Opposites

    "a Midsummer Night’s Dream": A Contrast in of Opposites

    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Contrast In Human Mentality A Midsummer Night's Dream: Contrast In Human Mentality The Play: “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, by William Shakespeare offers a wonderful contrast in human mentality. Shakespeare provides insight into man's conflict with the rational versus the emotional characteristics of our behavior through his settings. The rational, logical side is represented by Athens, with its flourishing government and society. The wilder emotional side is represented by the fairy woods.

    Essay Length: 804 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 23, 2010 By: Kevin
  • "a Rose for Emily" and "the Storm" Comparison

    "a Rose for Emily" and "the Storm" Comparison

    In the stories, “The Storm” and “A Rose for Emily” the two main characters, Calixta and Emily, go with men outside of marriage. Calixta is married and has an affair while Emily is not married and is involved with Homer. In the story “The Storm” by Kate Chopin, Calixta is forced to stay in the house with Alcee because of the rainstorm while Babinot and Bibi are stuck at the store. Calixta was so worried

    Essay Length: 544 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Edward
  • "a Rose for Emily" Character Analysis

    "a Rose for Emily" Character Analysis

    “A Rose for Emily” In the story “A Rose for Emily”, Emily is the main character. Her character analysis includes what other people thought of her, what she said and did, what the narrator tells us about her, and how the setting reflects her character. Emily was born into a family of great wealth and rich past. With Emily being highly concealed by her father, she had to live with many restrictions in her life

    Essay Length: 461 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Bred
  • "a Rose for Emily" Foreshadowing

    "a Rose for Emily" Foreshadowing

    “A Rose for Emily”- Foreshadowing In the short story “A Rose for Emily” there are numerous events that foreshadow the finding of Homer Baron’s corpse. There are the obvious events such as the odor permeating Miss. Emily’s mansion, and the disappearance of Mr. Homer Baron, and then there are events that are more subtle that lead the reader to the discovery of Mr. Baron’s body. The fact that Miss. Emily Grierson has an extremely difficult

    Essay Length: 644 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Kevin
  • "a Separate Peace" (gene’s Journey)

    "a Separate Peace" (gene’s Journey)

    Gene Forrester's difficult journey towards maturity and the adult world is a main focus of the novel, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. Gene's journey begins the moment he pushes Phineas from the tree and the process continues until he visits the tree fifteen years later. Throughout this time, Gene must become self-aware, face reality and the future, confront his problems, as well as forgive and accept the person that he is. With the jouncing

    Essay Length: 771 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Edward
  • "an Adavncement of Learning" - Seamus Heaney

    "an Adavncement of Learning" - Seamus Heaney

    In Heaney’s poem 'An Advancement of Learning' Heaney uses macabre imagery and 'innocence to experience' approach on tackling fear. The poem becomes very tense and dark, giving the reader a sense of the dirty and grey environment, which Heaney is describing. The title “An Advancement of Learning” is ironic since it suggests a serious educational or philosophical discussion, whereas the actual poem reflects the fears of a small child. The poem details when Heaney is

    Essay Length: 1,269 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: October 26, 2014 By: nickyg23
  • "animal Farm" - a Fable About the Communistic Reign in Soviet

    "animal Farm" - a Fable About the Communistic Reign in Soviet

    Summary of contents The story takes place at a farm with similar climate as Soviet. We meet the “evil” farmer Mr. Jones and the animals at the farm, first led by the oldest and wisest animal, the pig called Old Major. The animals are driven too hard and are given too little food by the farmer, who has started drinking. They are planning a revolt against the “capitalist reign” (Mr. Jones) who is taking their

    Essay Length: 449 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Stenly
  • "arm Wrestling with My Father" by Brad Manning and "shooting Dad" by Sarah Vowell

    "arm Wrestling with My Father" by Brad Manning and "shooting Dad" by Sarah Vowell

    “ARM WRESTLING WITH MY FATHER” BY BRAD MANNING AND “SHOOTING DAD” BY SARAH VOWELL In these two stories, both authors depict the condition of his/her parent/child relationship in spatial terms and their perception of gradual changes by expressing the hardship of understanding affection from each of their father during their childhood. Although these two are connected, each author has different conditions in terms of relationship with their own father and ways of describing to depict

    Essay Length: 1,366 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Victor
  • "at Its Best, Translation offers Us the Experience and Attitudes of Another Culture or Mentality". What Are the Limits and Advantages of Translation?

    "at Its Best, Translation offers Us the Experience and Attitudes of Another Culture or Mentality". What Are the Limits and Advantages of Translation?

    To answer the question above we first have to define what is actually meant by translation before we are able to think about the limits and advantages of translation. Translation can be described as an expression of a sense from one language to another as well as a transmission of a written or spoken language into another. Translation is since the beginning of human culture an important item of understanding between different countries. So the

    Essay Length: 503 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 16, 2010 By: Max
  • "black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe

    "black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe

    Olivia Reyes Period 2 Mrs. Villasenor In the black cat by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator is a man who has had a very difficult time growing up. He has been ignored, picked on, and unfriended by the people in his life. The only “people” in which he found joy and refuge in were his pets because they had an unconditional love for him and didn’t do anything to hurt him. Unfortunately, later in his

    Essay Length: 535 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 6, 2015 By: Oliviareyes1
  • "bros Before Hos" Engaging the Text Question

    "bros Before Hos" Engaging the Text Question

    Castillo Maria Castillo Professor Desai English 1005B 2/2/17 Homework #2 According to the text by Michael Kimmel’s “’Bros Before Hos’: The Guy Code” boys become men following certain “norms” made by themselves. Boys become “men” by all the comments they probably have heard their whole life. They believe that being a man is someone who doesn’t cry, someone who is strong, and as well doesn’t show his feelings towards anyone or anything. I believe these

    Essay Length: 321 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 1, 2017 By: mariaac
  • "contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets" Main Character Essay

    "contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets" Main Character Essay

    In the story, “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket,” the main character is Tom Benecke. As the story progresses, he is faced with many decisions. He is forced to act quickly and because of this, many things about him change. In the story, Tom is ambitious, self-centered, and impatient. These three traits change significantly throughout the story. Tom is a very ambitious person when it comes to his work. He is caught up in getting

    Essay Length: 413 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: June 5, 2010 By: Monika
  • "everyday Use" by Alice Walker

    "everyday Use" by Alice Walker

    Alice Walker’s short story “Everyday use” tells the story of a mother and her daughter’s conflicting ideas about their identities and heritage. Mrs. Johnson an uneducated woman narrates the story of the day one daughter, Dee, visits from college. Mrs. Johnson auto-describes herself as a “big-boned woman with rough, man-working hands.”(180,Walker). Contrasting her auto-description, she describes Dee as a young lady with light complexion, nice hair and full figure that “wanted nice things.”(181,Walker). The arrival

    Essay Length: 1,156 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Mike
  • "friendly Skies" Analysis

    "friendly Skies" Analysis

    “Friendly Skies” Analysis T. Coraghessan Boyle’s short story, “Friendly Skies,” is about a woman named Ellen who is trying to get to New York to visit her mom, but keeps getting delayed. The engine on her first plane catches on fire, and they are forced to turn around for an emergency landing. Once back at LAX, where she had started from, she is only able to get a non-direct flight that stops off in Chicago.

    Essay Length: 665 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Jack
  • "goodbye to All That" Analytical Essay

    "goodbye to All That" Analytical Essay

    A Fair City I could speak of Joan Didion’s use of rhetorical devices. I could describe every subtle simile she imposes and preach of her incredible use of personification, but I think the most important piece of the essay would, then, be neglected. In “Goodbye to All That,” Didion compares her experiences in New York to the occurrences at a fair. This metaphor is discussed in a very roundabout way. Ultimately, though, Didion (like anybody)

    Essay Length: 703 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Mikki
  • "grandma" Short Analysis

    "grandma" Short Analysis

    In Gerald Haslam’s short story “Grandma,” the relationship between having pride in one’s cultural heritage and assimilation into the culture of the status quo is illustrated by his inclusion of Spanish in addition to the English spoken by most of the other characters. This can also be evidenced by Grandma’s use of Spanish and then English as well as the narrator’s decision to intersperse Spanish words into the English used to tell the story. Grandma’s

    Essay Length: 632 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Kevin
  • "hippy Era" Poetry

    "hippy Era" Poetry

    The Hippy era was a time in United States history when massive changes were made. Boundaries were challenged and crossed in literature and art, the government was confronted head-on for its policies in Vietnam; and the cause of civil rights was embraced by the young. This was a time of growth not only as a country but for people as individuals. People were standing up for their personal right to do what they felt they

    Essay Length: 1,129 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: David
  • "how to Build a House" Process Analysis

    "how to Build a House" Process Analysis

    The Idea might be scary to some people and thrilling for others. Building a house gives a sense of accomplishment and a realization of self perseverance. A house can be built 3 ways: the right way, the wrong way, and the cheap way. Cheap is the medium between right and wrong. Most houses are done the right way, where professionals work together to build an in demand product. If not a professional there might be

    Essay Length: 1,277 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Anna
  • "identities" by W.D Valgardson

    "identities" by W.D Valgardson

    Literary Essay- "Identities" In the short story "Identities" by W.D Valgardson, the author uses contrast to create tension in the story by placing the character in an unfamiliar environment and by contrasting the different areas of the town he is in. This contrast creates suspense in the story and it shows that stereotypes are dangerous to society. As the main character goes through the town, the areas change and things change from being clean

    Essay Length: 411 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Fatih
  • "invisible Man" Comparative Essay

    "invisible Man" Comparative Essay

    Their Eyes Were Watching God and Invisible Man Essay Life has never been easy for African-Americans. Since this country's formation, the African-American culture has been scorned, disrespected and degraded. It wasn't until the middle of the 21st century that African-American culture began to be looked upon in a more tolerant light. This shift came about because of the many talented African-American writers, actors, speakers and activists who worked so hard to gain respect for themselves

    Essay Length: 843 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Artur
  • "jury of Her Peers" Mrs. Hale

    "jury of Her Peers" Mrs. Hale

    Although the theme of Susan Glaspell’s “Jury of Her peers” is about the ultimate fate of Minnie Wright, the central story line is about a key character that determines Mrs. Wright’s fate. Mrs. Hale’s influence to the story is almost accidental because she unintentionally stumbles upon evidence that links Minnie to the murder. She never had the intent to find evidence against Minnie, she was just there to pack up a few things for her

    Essay Length: 1,220 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • "mirror" - Reflections of Truth

    "mirror" - Reflections of Truth

    “Mirror”: Reflections of Truth In Sylvia Plath’s poem “Mirror”, the reader takes a look into the messages presented and compares them with the reflections that are cast in a mirror and images in a lake. When reading this poem, we discover that the speaker is the actual reflection that gives the interpretation of its views. The first interpretation is shown as a mirror on the wall “I am silver and exact. I have no

    Essay Length: 541 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Edward
  • "more Testing, More Learning" Patrick O’malley Critique

    "more Testing, More Learning" Patrick O’malley Critique

    According to Patrick O’Malley’s “More Testing, More Learning”, the problem is that professors normally give less frequent exams that are counted the most against a student’s grade. One of the effects he mentioned was that less frequent exams causes unnecessary amounts of stress on the student. Another one of the effects is that they don’t encourage frequent study as well as fails to inspire students’ best performance. O’Malley suggests that professors should give more frequent

    Essay Length: 885 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 17, 2010 By: Top
  • "my Heart Leaps Up"- Close Reading

    "my Heart Leaps Up"- Close Reading

    Nelson Asa Nelson ENGL 2174 Essay #1 A common association with William Wordsworth’s poetry is the significant amount of admiration he has with the little things in nature that many take for granted. Like several of his creative peers during the Romantic era, Wordsworth valued and adored just about anything that had to do with life and nature over most anything else. With this intense love of the little things, it should come to be

    Essay Length: 1,652 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: October 17, 2017 By: Asa Nelson
  • "my Last Duchess" Analysis

    "my Last Duchess" Analysis

    Murder... mystery... intrigue... All describe Robert Browning's poem, "My Last Duchess." From the speakers's indirect allusions to the death of his wife the reader might easily think that the speaker committed a vengeful crime out of jealousy. His flowery speech confuses and disguises any possible motives, however, and the mystery is left unsolved. Based on the poem's style, structure, and historical references, it becomes evident that even if the speaker did not directly kill his

    Essay Length: 311 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Kevin
  • "no Books Please; We’re Student

    "no Books Please; We’re Student

    Summary of John Leo’s “No Books, Please; we’re students” “Current college students are more easily bored and considerably less willing to work hard,” states John Leo. However, Leo give the students the benefit of the doubt, saying, two factors that cause students to become disengaged in their study are jobs and family responsibilities Nevertheless, Leo believes that current students are becoming more disengaged from the academic experience. Leo supports his opinion by using the latest

    Essay Length: 438 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Max
  • "no Sugar" Essay

    "no Sugar" Essay

    By challenging my values, plays can influence my view of life and encourage me to respond to certain issues in a particular way. No Sugar, an Australian play written by Jack Davis, an Aboriginal Australian, challenged my values towards Aboriginals and issues such as the treatment of our indigenous people today and between the years 1929-34. I was encouraged to respond to Aboriginal people in a positive way. Jack Davis in his play No Sugar

    Essay Length: 747 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Andrew
  • "not for Publication" Chris Masters- Expository Analysis

    "not for Publication" Chris Masters- Expository Analysis

    Not For Publication “Journalists are given the privilege of shared access to the first draft of history, and some responsibility to make sense of it.”(NFP) The light that Chris masters sheds on the ethics and responsibility of investigative journalism in relation to the public and on whom the report on is explored in Not for publication. Masters’ expository discourse develops the common ‘essential objective is profit rather that saving the world.” Masters first hand experience

    Essay Length: 1,981 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Monika

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