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  • Bartel - 927 words
    Bartel By The Scrivener Hawthorne I began my Hawthorne reading task with The Birth-Mark. I picked this story because I am familiar with the Maypole of Merrymount and Young Goodman Brown, and I wanted to try something different. I was pleasantly surprised with The Birth-Mark, in my mind it far surpasses the latter two stories. I think one of the most admirable traits of Hawthorne is his ability to write as though actions are taking place somewhere in the present. Aylmer could very well live today, somewhere in the world with his laboratory in the backyard. Men like Young Goodman Brown are everywhere in todays society, and, still, there are those who try and destroy that which they do not unde ...
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  • Cask Of Amontillado - 568 words
    Cask Of Amontillado "The Cask of Amontillado" The author of "The Cask of Amontillado," Edgar Allan Poe, lets us know in the opening sentence that the character telling the story, Montresor, vows revenge. Montresor's target of revenge is Fortunato, but Montresor never specifically says what Fortunato did to him or his family. However, Montresor's fear of Fortunato avenging any threat of revenge leads us to believe his plan is well thought out and executed in a very matter of fact way. Seeking this revenge on Fortunato has not made Montresor feel guilty for what he has done. It seems as if revenge is just part of his nature. Throughout the story, it seems as if Montresor has every bit of his r ...
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  • Edgar Allen Poe - 2,429 words
    Edgar Allen Poe To be buried while alive is, beyond question, the most terrific of these extremes which has ever fallen to the lot of mere mortality. That it has frequently, very frequently, so fallen will scarcely be denied by those who think. The boundaries that divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? Edgar Allan Poe often uses the motif of premature or concealed burials in his literary works. One such story is "The Cask of Amontillado." The story begins around dusk, one evening during the carnival season (similar to the Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans) in an unnamed European city. The location quickly changes f ...
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  • Edger Allan Poe - 2,167 words
    ... the inevitable appearance of the red death. Poe, for the most part, uses an allegory as the literary theme in "The Masque of the Red Death." I do not see the story as one intended to scare or keep the reader in suspense, however, more to leave the reader with a message concerning death, and trying to prevent the inevitable. Very little description is used throughout the story, excluding the description the most important roles in the story; the seven rooms, and the "Red Death." I believe this is written the way it is in order to keep the reader focused on what is important, what is underneath the surface. The Tell Tale Heart The story covers a period of approximately eight days with most ...
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  • History - 1,341 words
    ... and donation of freedom, slaves sometimes earned freedom for meritorious service in battle or saving the life of their masters. A significant amount of slaves became free because they were the children of white native born and European fathers who sometimes openly acknowledged their mixed offspring and who also usually freed the mother of their children. It would be several generations before mulatto, quadroon, and octoroon women would become the common-law wives and mistresses of white men. The reason for the high number of f.p.c. in New Orleans was largely due to the influx of Haitian Refugees into the city in 1809. Approximately 10,000 people arrived in New Orleans with roughly a thi ...
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  • Paul Cezanne - 1,506 words
    Paul Cezanne Paul Czanne was born in Aix-en-Provence, a small town south of France. As a young boy, Czannes passions lay in his poetry and his friends, including Emile Zola (Preble 402). Czanne is included in the time of the Post-Impressionists. Czanne wanted "to make Impressionism into something solid and enduring like the art of museums" (Preble 401). Czanne did not have a typical, (as I define as friendly), relationship with his father. Czanne had some problems with his father. Czannes father wanted for Czanne to be a lawyer. His father had sent him to a college for lawyers but Czanne was coaxed otherwise by his friend Zola her moved to Paris (Preble 402). Czannes father had bought the Ja ...
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  • Phish - 1,252 words
    Phish Phish Friends since high school, the members of Phish have rocked the world and its millions of fans since 1991. Many who are not familiar with Phishs music may hear the songs and consider them similar to the Greatful Dead, after all, they do have many things in common. After reading this paper, hopefully the reader will figure out for themselves the distinction, and experience a new insight into world of music featuring Phish. Trey Anatasio, the lead singer of Phish, had been writing music since high school. A native of New Jersey, Trey failed elementary music class not because he was a bad musician, but because he had poor behavior. That did not hold him back though. Trey completed h ...
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  • Stanley: His Character - 872 words
    Stanley: His Character DO NOT USE THIS PAPER -- ESPECIALLY IF YOU ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE - KNOXVILLE AND HAVE DR. MARILYN HARDWIG AS YOUR PROFESSOR!! THANKS - ASHLEY In the play, A Streetcar Named Desire, author Tennessee Williams does a wonderful job developing the character of Stanley Kowalski. To me, his character seemed most like that of a true person. On the other hand, Stella, Stanleys wife, is mainly displayed as being the loving type, and because that is basically the only character trait she displays, it is difficult to really understand her as a person. The character of Stanley Kowalski is developed much like a real person, having numerous personality traits. One charac ...
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  • The Awakening - 1,795 words
    The Awakening The Relationship of The Awakening and Creole Society In The Awakening, Kate Chopin brings out the essence of through the characters of her novel. In this novel Edna Pontellier faces many problems because she is an outcast from society. As a result of her isolation from society she has to learn to fit in and deal with her problems. This situation causes her to go through a series of awakenings that help her find herself, but this also causes problems with her husband because she loses respect for him and the society she lives in. Throughout the novel she is faced with unfavorable circumstances which confuse and eventually kill her. Kate Chopin uses Creole Society in the 1890s as ...
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  • The Media As An Institution - 1,410 words
    THE MEDIA AS AN INSTITUTION ..... it will create forgetfulness in the learners souls because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written words and not remember of themselves. They will appear to be omniscient, and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality. Platos Phaedrus The media has become the institution that it is today because of the associated commercial concerns. Mass media is financed due to the massive influence both the print and electronic media has on Australias society. Whilst Socrates quote from Platos Phaedrus, referred to the invention of writing, many hold the same opinion in relat ...
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  • The Moviegoerwalker Percy - 1,037 words
    The Moviegoer...Walker Percy 1-28-00 Moviegoer book report In Walker Percys story The Moviegoer, Binx Bolling, a Stockbroker on the verge of turning thirty is on a quest. Set in 1960 New Orleans during Mardi Gras Binx, an upper class southern gentleman sets out to find out about himself. Answer questions that have tugged at his soul. Questions about despair, everydayness, religion and romance. Binx is stuck in a quagmire. He must break out from this cloak of ennui and find the essence of being. But how? How can people, a person with a soul and a world at their fingertips be so inept at finding what makes them alive. Can it be found in religion or on the arm of a southern beauty? Maybe it can ...
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  • Theater History - 518 words
    Theater History European Theater diminished drastically during the Middle Ages. This was due to the harshness of living during these times. The common people were tillers of the soil, unlearned, with short life spans. The Roman Catholic Church had considerable power. The church has never been a big supporter of things theatrical. But some primitive types of Theater did emerge in this time. The scop was found in the Germanic or Teutonic territories. The scop was a singer and storyteller who would tell about ancient heroes of that land. He would perform at banquets and was given a social status. These scops would give the desolate people a way to reconnect with a more prosperous time. We see t ...
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