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  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Their Eyes Were Watching God Of the Many themes that course through Zora Neale Hurston’s well known 1937 Novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, the evolution of the protagonist, Janie’s, voice is one of the more well known subjects. Though the novel may be about a young African American woman growing into herself, the entirety of the novel can be traced through Janie’s speech. From her Disagreement with Logan Kilicks, to her silent but begrudging

    Essay Length: 1,353 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 24, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (notes)

    Their Eyes Were Watching God (notes)

    Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston Theme Many times the love that a person is looking for is the one that a person doesn't realize. Setting The author begins and ends the book on a porch where Janie is telling her story to her friend Pheobe Watson. The book begins in the morning on the porch and then ends at night, symbolic of beginning and end. In between these two times Janie

    Essay Length: 497 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Edward
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God Chapter 1

    Their Eyes Were Watching God Chapter 1

    Chapter One (Jealousy and Friendship) In chapter one of “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, there was numerous amounts of emotions displayed by various people. Jealousy was a very apparent emotion displayed widely among the women in the town. Jealousy is an emotion that makes people want something that another has already and for this they spit that person. Anther more dominate emotion encrypted in this chapter was friendship. Friendship was immediately introduced in the first

    Essay Length: 381 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: July
  • Thelma and Louise

    Thelma and Louise

    The movie Thelma and Louise attempts to make a difference in the way that people think. It sets out to challenge a number of conventional attitudes toward women. Although it achieves some success in this area for women, it does not do a great deal to rebuff society’s stereotypical images of men. For the most part, men are portrayed in a negative light and in this paper, I will explore where these negative images appear

    Essay Length: 989 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Victor
  • Thematic Analysis of “one Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

    Thematic Analysis of “one Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

    Throughout the 20th century, many countries were ruled by totalitarian leaders who were ready to commit many horrible deeds in order to achieve their goals. Josef Stalin, the leader of Soviet Union between 1924 and 1953, is the perfect example of a despotic ruler, who was responsible for the deaths of millions of people. He believed that communism would transform the Soviet Union into a perfect nation, with an ideal society where everyone would be

    Essay Length: 1,439 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: David
  • Theme


    Body art has many social disadvantages. To begin, body art damages first impressions. When people see tattoos or piercings on someone, they automatically stereotypically characterize that person. First impression of someone with body art is that they are irresponsible and unpleasant to be around. Furthermore, body art hinders ones appearance. Tattoos and piercings frequently appear trashy or dirty. Tattoos often look good for a while, but they fade and start to look dull. Most

    Essay Length: 310 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Edward
  • Theme


    Theme is a concept that can be related to all works of literature ranging from short stories to novels. Theme, which is sometimes used in the same sense as motif to signify recurring concepts in literature, refers mainly to the arguments or general ideas expressed by a literary work, whether it is implied or explicitly stated. In the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. theme played a vital role in the stories general

    Essay Length: 757 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Janna
  • Theme Analysis of "the Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck

    Theme Analysis of "the Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck

    Theme Analysis of “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck In “The Good Earth”, Pearl S. Buck takes you through the life cycle of a farmer who feels an immense dependency for the land. Wang-Lung, the main character, must endure the challenges and struggles against society, the environment, and fatality in order to provide for his family and ensure his rise from poverty to wealth. Within the novel, several themes emerge. As entailed in the

    Essay Length: 1,040 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Mike
  • Theme Analysis of “everyday Use”

    Theme Analysis of “everyday Use”

    “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker is a short story about a mother and her two daughters who have different views on life and their culture. When Dee returns home from college, she tries to force Mama and Maggie into a more complex lifestyle than they are living. By the end of the story, Mama and Maggie try to prove to Dee that no matter how hard she tries to change who she is; she will

    Essay Length: 547 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Theme Analysis: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

    Theme Analysis: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

    Throughout history a people’s hopes have enabled them to triumph against all odds. The militiamen of colonial America were able to protect their independence from the British, who at the time had the largest, most powerful military in the world. In more recent years, the passengers of a commercial airliner included in the 9/11 tragedy were able to crash their plane before it reached its unknown, but surely, life-devastating destination. These were ordinary people

    Essay Length: 1,474 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Theme Based on the Movie Crash, Screenwriter Paul Haggis

    Theme Based on the Movie Crash, Screenwriter Paul Haggis

    There are racisms, prejudice, and stereotypes that we faced everyday of our lives in this world. We may not see it, but consciously we know it is there. In contribution to this, the movie “Crash” written and directed by Paul Haggis shows individuals, such as, family members, business people, working people, and strangers say the most harmful and violent thing to each other. Every character in the movie have their own scenario or irony

    Essay Length: 1,081 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: Vika
  • Theme for English B

    Theme for English B

    Theme for English B Literature and poetry have long been a part of our social makeup from the ancient writings of Homer to relatively modern writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald. One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century was Langston Hughes, who rose through the Harlem Renaissance to deal with social and race issues through his various literary works. Several of his works have left their imprint on American society, especially when

    Essay Length: 873 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Bred
  • Theme for English B

    Theme for English B

    In the literary essay “Creating the Myth” author Linda Seger’s provides reader’s with a theory on the journey of a hero. Though Seger’s theory is, for the most part, accurate in providing the guidelines for which a majority of the present-day heroes adhere to, it is the gaps that Seger’ over looks that makes each individual heroes journey all the more significant. According to Seger’s theory, heroes are introduced in the simplest, ordinary, conditions. These

    Essay Length: 269 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Theme for English Explication

    Theme for English Explication

    The poem starts out with the student replaying the teacher’s instructions in his head, The instructor said, Go home and write a page tonight. And let that page come out of you--- Then, it will be true. These instructions show that what is honest is true. The instructor wants them to write out their own thoughts and feelings and not use someone else’s writing to pass off as their own, but to understand their own

    Essay Length: 608 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: July
  • Theme Huckleberry Finn Essay

    Theme Huckleberry Finn Essay

    The book Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, has many themes that appear throughout the text. One such theme is that people must live outside of society to be truly free. If one lives outside of society, then they do not have to follow all of its laws and try to please everyone. They would not be held back by the fact that if they do something wrong, they would be punished for doing it. This

    Essay Length: 705 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: July
  • Theme in an Essay on Man

    Theme in an Essay on Man

    Quinton Clark Professor Cain Int. Lit. 210.08 22 September 2005 Theme in An Essay on Man An Essay on Man strives to put into perspective man’s place in this universe, as well as God’s dominion over man. Man only knows what is possible for him to know. There is a God who has in His infinite wisdom created man and all else in all universes. He has allotted man a time and place in his

    Essay Length: 273 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Theme in the Crucible

    Theme in the Crucible

    Theme The theme of the story was rising over adversity, and standing for the truth even to death. This is the theme for many stories and is always an exciting one. John, in the beginning, wanted to keep distant from the trials. He did not want to have a part, whether good or bad. When Elizabeth was arrested, he was forced to become part of it. He went to court first to set his wife

    Essay Length: 355 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Theme of Colonization in Heat of Darkness

    Theme of Colonization in Heat of Darkness

    Theme of colonization in Heat of Darkness The growth of liberalism and colonialism as social and political forces took place almost simultaneously in the beginning of 19th century. Colonialism is related to the concept of imperialism. The English novelists who are concerned with the problem of colonialism are mainly E.M Forster and Joseph Conrad. Colonialism and imperialism are shaping forces in their novels. Forster’s liberalism and his depiction of the colonialism are never introduced in

    Essay Length: 740 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Edward
  • Theme of Macbeth: Fair Is Foul and Foul Is Fair

    Theme of Macbeth: Fair Is Foul and Foul Is Fair

    Theme of “Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair” in Shakespeare’s Macbeth One of the most important themes in Macbeth involves the witches’ statement in Act 1, Scene1 that “fair is foul and foul is fair.” (Act 1, Scene 1, Line 10) When Macbeth and Banquo first see the weird sisters, Banquo is horrified by their hideous appearances. Conversely, Macbeth immediately began to converse with these universally known evil creatures. After hearing their prophecies, Macbeth

    Essay Length: 427 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Max
  • Theme of Opposites Within King Lear

    Theme of Opposites Within King Lear

    Ah, King Lear, one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies and a pox upon history students everywhere. Kidding! Anyway, while the play had a great many motifs to be considered, one of the most central was the theme of opposites. Not only between characters can we see this theme manifest, but within characters as well, as a few of them turn from people of stature to beggars and the banished, and from villains to heroes. Firstly,

    Essay Length: 411 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Theme of Sexism: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

    Theme of Sexism: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Theme of Sexism By Dishant Rana For John Vardon 20645022 June 29st/2015 The sexiest ideals of society are reflected on many novels throughout the ages. These ideals may not only reflect the authors’ views but also the views that are subconsciously proponent of society. C.S Lewis’s series, “The Chronicles of Narnia” has become a popular series among young readers; nonetheless many books in the series have also received

    Essay Length: 955 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: September 30, 2015 By: dishant
  • Theme of Shawshank, Institutionalization

    Theme of Shawshank, Institutionalization

    When the inmates are relased after years of being suck in Shawshank, they find difficulty functioning in the real world, this is the effects of Institutionalization. Institutionalization is a major theme in “Shawshank Redeption”. Institutionalization by definition means to become a part of a well-orgainzed system and follow a rotine. The inmates follow a set routine and dont make any of their own chocies in life. After so long of not being able to make

    Essay Length: 363 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Theme of the Red Convertible

    Theme of the Red Convertible

    Theme of The Red Convertible In The Red Convertible, LouiseErdrich uses the red convertible to symbolize the theme of change in two brothers relationship. The changes in the car parallel with the changes the brothers go through. As the car evolves, so does the relationship between Lyman and Henry. The two brothers have a close bond until Henry is sent off to war. Upon his arrival home, the changes in Henry and how he relates

    Essay Length: 618 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Bred
  • Theme of “battle Royal” by Ralph Ellison and “a Worn Path” by Eudora Welty

    Theme of “battle Royal” by Ralph Ellison and “a Worn Path” by Eudora Welty

    In the 1940s a common theme in most stories written was racism. There is no exception here with the short stories “Battle Royal” by Ralph Ellison and “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty. These stories were written in the times when racism was a huge problem. Both these authors take the issue head on and really rub our faces in the truth. Along with the theme of racism, the stories tell us that a person

    Essay Length: 919 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 11, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Theme Sunday Morning

    Theme Sunday Morning

    To briefly summarize “Sunday Morning” the poem by Wallace Stevens is about a woman who is describing her thoughts and feelings as she sits in a chair and enjoys her coffee. The persona of this poem is against attending church every Sunday and she contemplates about heaven being better than what humans have on Earth. After searching for spiritual fulfillment, the woman figures death is permanent and death is what makes life so beautiful. Here

    Essay Length: 842 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • Themes and Styles of Ralph Ellison

    Themes and Styles of Ralph Ellison

    English IV 16 November 2005 The Themes and Styles of Ralph Ellison Ralph Ellison has proven himself through his novel The Invisible Man to be the leading black author of the twentieth century. Although he had written many short stories and essays collected in the book Shadow and Act, The Invisible Man is his only novel. With this one novel, Ellison earned himself the 1953 National Book Award and acclaim by the African American community

    Essay Length: 3,202 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Max
  • Themes and Symbols in "the Lottery" by Shirley Jackson

    Themes and Symbols in "the Lottery" by Shirley Jackson

    Themes and Symbols in "The Lottery" By Shirley Jackson The story entitled “The Lottery,” written by Shirley Jackson is an intriguing and shocking parable. “The Lottery” is set in a small village on a clear summer day. Written in objective third person point of view, “The Lottery” keeps the reader in suspense as the story progresses. The story begins June 27th on a “clear and sunny…full-summer day.” From the very beginning, irony occurs in the

    Essay Length: 1,014 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • Themes in "lord of the Flies"

    Themes in "lord of the Flies"

    William Goldning’s Lord of the Flies is an allegorical novel where literary techniques are utilized to convey the main ideas and themes of the novel. Two important central themes of the novel includes loss of civilization and innocense which tie into the concept of innate human evil. Loss of civilization is simply the transition from civilization to savagery; order to chaos. The concept of loss of innocense is a key concept to innate human evil

    Essay Length: 683 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: July
  • Themes in Beowulf

    Themes in Beowulf

    Themes of Beowulf Reading Beowulf, there are many chances to interpret the characters and dialog. Loyalty, reputation, and generosity are three themes that are quite noticeable throughout the story. In the following paragraphs, you will read about the loyalty that Beowulf has for Hrothgar, the struggle for Beowulf to keep his reputation, and the generosity that was shown by Hrothgar and Wealhtheow. Loyalty is a major theme throughout Beowulf and is first seen when Beowulf

    Essay Length: 1,016 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Themes in Death of a Salesman

    Themes in Death of a Salesman

    Throughout the ages the concepts of dreams have been explored. Dreams have not necessarily contained the same substances but gradually changed according to the environment, beliefs, and social understandings. When America first originated, the dream of religion was brought from Europe. Puritans were the first landowning Americans to come and live in North America (Indians were the original owners). Puritans came to America to escape religious persecution; they dreamed to have religious, economic, and social

    Essay Length: 1,696 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: regina
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