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  • Lord Of The Flies Character Study - 945 words
    Lord Of The Flies - Character Study The main theme William Golding focuses on in The Lord of the Flies is his opinion that, when taken away from a civilised society, people will revert back to being primitive, animal like creatures. He portrays this view throughout the book by using very different characters almost all of whom eventually forget their civilised ways. The book tells the story of a group of school boys who, after their plane crashes, are stranded on a tropical island without any adults. At first they seem enthusiastic about the situation and quickly elect one of the boys, Ralph, as a leader, but pretty soon things start to deteriorate. Another one of the boys, Jack, leaves the ...
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  • The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Character Study Of Walter Mitty - 454 words
    The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty - Character Study of Walter Mitty In the short story, "The secret life of Walter Mitty," a man by the name of Walter Mitty goes into town with his wife to get some things done. Throughout this story Walter Mitty shows that he is very forgetful and a really stubborn man with a vivid imagination. He is constantly being distracted, and starts to day dream often. There are a few hints in this story that show Walter Mitty is very forgetful. Most of this is probably caused by his constant day dreaming throughout this trip into town and not concentrating too hard on what he's doing. Once Walter Mitty had dropped off his wife for her hair appointment, he began to do h ...
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  • Catcher In The Rye Character Analysis Of Holden - 2,065 words
    ... tors, both commenting on the problems of their times, and both novels have been recurrently banned or restricted (Davis 318). John Aldrige remarked that both novels are "study in the spiritual picaresque, the joinery that for the young is all one way, from holy innocence to such knowledge as the world offers, from the reality which illusion demands and thinks it sees to the illusion which reality insists, at the point of madness, we settle for" (129). Harvey Breit of The Atlantic Bookshelf wrote of Holden Caulfield: "(He) struck me as an urban, a transplanted Huck Finn. He has a colloquialism as marked as Huck's . . . Like Huck, Holden is neither comical or misanthrope. He is an observer ...
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  • Hedda Gabler By Ibsen - 1,012 words
    Hedda Gabler By Ibsen Henrik Ibsens Hedda Gabler is not truly indicative of his vast body of work: the protagonist is female and the play is a character study. Oddly enough, though, Hedda does not evolve or progress throughout the entirety of the work. Rather, she remains a cold and manipulative woman. When this fact is realized, the only task is discovering why Hedda continues as a flat character who is restrained from gaining the status of a hero. Truthfully, there are many variables that shape Heddas life. Nonetheless, two factors in particular stand outher father, General Gabler, and the repressive, masculine society of the era. Although Ibsen does not directly address these issues, he s ...
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  • Macbeth Discuss The Character - 948 words
    Macbeth discuss The Character The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a classic piece of Literature that has been continuously analyzed throughout the centuries. The main character of the play, Macbeth, has conflicting emotions that result in him destroying his self respect, ruining his pride, degrading his honor, and spoiling his integrity (Cant). In an effort to gain power, he pushes aside his honor, but his desire for immorality is what caused his downfall in the end. The play depicts the minor characters as having their own distinct characteristics, however Macbeth tends to modify himself many times throughout the play. Macbeth is first portrayed as a noble, brave soldier who th ...
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  • Regret: A Hopeless Quality - 831 words
    Regret: A Hopeless Quality Tenets of Tenneyson in Tithonus "Tithonus" was written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The poems setting is the ancient story of Tithonus. Tithonus fell in love with Eos, goddess of the dawn, and asked her for immortality. Unfortunately for Tithonus he did not ask for eternal youth, only eternal life. He, therefore, grows old but never dies while Eos not only never dies but also never grows old. What makes Tithonuss situation worse is that "the gods themselves cannot recall their gifts" (49). This dramatic monologue is characteristic of Tennyson. Tithonus is an excellent example of a dramatic monologue. There is a speaker, Tithonus, who is not the poet. There is an audie ...
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  • Unvictorian Tenets Of Browning In Karshish - 911 words
    Un-Victorian Tenets of Browning in Karshish Brownings Karshish Robert Brownings "An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician" is a dramatic monologue in which Karshish writes to Abib about his experiencing the miracle of Jesus, when he raises Lazarus from the dead. "Karshish" is a dramatic monologue containing most of the tenets of Browning. Although "Karshish" is in the form of a letter, it is still an excellent example of a dramatic monologue. There is a speaker, Karshish, who is not the poet. There is a silent audience, Abib the reader of the letter. There is a mental exchange between the speaker and the audience: Karshish writes as if Abib were ri ...
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  • Unvictorian Tenets Of Browning In Karshish Brownings Karshish Robert Brownings An Epistle Containing The Strange Medical Expe - 908 words
    Un-Victorian Tenets of Browning in Karshish Brownings Karshish Robert Brownings An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician is a dramatic monologue in which Karshish writes to Abib about his experiencing the miracle of Jesus, when he raises Lazarus from the dead. Karshish is a dramatic monologue containing most of the tenets of Browning. Although Karshish is in the form of a letter, it is still an excellent example of a dramatic monologue. There is a speaker, Karshish, who is not the poet. There is a silent audience, Abib the reader of the letter. There is a mental exchange between the speaker and the audience: Karshish writes as if Abib were right in ...
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  • Wife Of Bath Characters - 1,848 words
    Wife Of Bath Characters Upon a first reading of the Wife of Baths Prologue, its hard not to feel the need to pat her on the shoulder and say Go-girl! Theres no denying the impact that Feminism has had on our Millennium-revved society, and the Wife of Baths character would certainly have contradicted the oppressive customs of Chaucers time. But on closer inspection, it would seem that the Prologue could be considered a medium for an anti-feminist message, under the semblance of a seemingly feminist exterior. She confesses her treatment of her husbands and her tendency to swere and lyen, and this self-incrimination invokes a feeling that the Wife is an extraordinarily attractive character by ...
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