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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (c. 1659-1731)
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (c. 1659-1731)
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (c. 1659-1731) Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (c. 1659-1731) Type of Work: Adventure novel Setting England, various ships at sea, and a small island near Trinidad; seventeenth century Principal Characters Robinson Crusoe, an Englishman Friday, his island companion Story Overveiw Young Robinson Crusoe told his parents that he wished more than anything else to go to sea. His father bitterly opposed the idea, and warned his son that if I did take this foolish step,
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens (1812-1870) A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Type of Work: Historical fiction Setting London and Paris during the French Revolution (1789-1799) Principal Characters Dr. Manette, a French physician, wrongfully imprisoned for 18 years Lucie Manette, his daughter Charles Darnay, a former French aristocrat who has repudiated his title and left France to live in England Jarvis Lorry, the able representative of Tellson Co., a banking house Sydney Ca
Silas Marner by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) (181
Silas Marner by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) (181
Silas Marner by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) (1819 - 1880) Silas Marner by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) (1819 - 1880) Type of Work: Symbolic, life drama Setting English village of Raveloe; early nineteenth century Principal Characters Silas Marner, a lonely and miserly linen-weaver Godfrey Cass, an insensitive, yet charming, young man Dunstan Cass, Godfrey\'s opportunistic brother Squire Cass, Godfrey and Dunstan\'s lewd, dull-witted father Eppie, an abandoned little girl Story Overveiw Silas
Faust by Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Faust by Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Faust by Goethe (1749 - 1832) Faust by Goethe (1749 - 1832) Type of Work: Allegorical poetic drama Setting Germany; eighteenth century Principal Characters Faust, a scholar who is offered knowledge by the Devil Mephistopheles (Mephisto, the Devil), the great Satanic tempter Gretche (Margaret), a young woman who falls in love with Faust Martha, Gretchen\'s neighbor and friend Play Overveiw In heaven, while angels sang praises to God and his grand creations, heaven and earth, Mephistopheles entere
The Lord of the Flies By William Golding
The Lord of the Flies By William Golding
The Lord of the Flies By William Golding The Lord of the Flies By William Golding 1. The Author and His Times William Gerald Golding was born on September 19, 1911 in Cornwall England. His father was a schoolmaster and his mother was a suffragette. His parents had wanted him to study science, so he did from grammar school until the second year of college. After his second year of college, he abandoned the study of science in favor of English literature. He wrote poetry and worked in amateur thea
Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)
Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)
Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) Type of Work: Allegorical novel Setting The high Seas; early nineteenth century Principal Characters Ishmael, a teacher-seaman (and narrator) Queequeg, a hardened and savage harpooner Ahab, captain of the Pequod Starbuck and Stubb, Ahab\'s first and second mates Fedallah, Captain Ahab\'s Parsee servant and seer Story Overveiw A Massachusetts schoolmaster, Ishmael chose to give up the comfort and security of his
The Misanthrope by Moliere, 1622
The Misanthrope by Moliere, 1622
The Misanthrope by Moliere, 1622 The Misanthrope by Moliere, 1622 Main characters Alceste - He is in love with Celimene and very cynical about people and the way they act. Celimene - She is conceited and shallow being everything that Alceste dislikes in a person. Philinte - He is a good friend of Alceste but just the opposite in character since he is less frank and more sincere towards others. Arsinoe - She serves as a foil to Celimene being just as clever but less shallow. Minor Characters Elia
Utopia by Thomas More (1478-1535)
Utopia by Thomas More (1478-1535)
Utopia by Thomas More (1478-1535) Utopia by Thomas More (1478-1535) Type of Work: Social and philosophical commentary Setting Antwerp; early sixteenth century Principal Characters Sir Thomas More, emissary for Henry VIII Peter Giles, More\'s friend Raphael Hythloday, world traveler and witness to Utopia Book Overveiw Thomas More toured Antwerp on a diplomatic mission for his king, Henry VIII. There, More\'s friend, Peter Giles, introduced the young ambassador to Raphael Hythloday, an educated sa
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) Type of Work: Gothic horror story Setting An ancient English manor house; nineteenth century Principal Characters An unidentified Narrator Roderick Usher, the Narrator\'s gravely ill friend Lady Madcline, Roderick\'s even more in firm sister Story Overveiw (Classical gothic imagery - drippingly dark surroundings and terrifying ghostly symbols - is used throughout this t
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare (
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare (
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Type of Work: Tragic drama Setting Elsinore, Denmark; c. 1200 Principal Characters Hamlet, Prince of Denmark and son of the former king The Ghost, Hamlet\'s dead father Gertrude, Hamlet\'s mother, and Queen of Denmark Claudius, Hamlet\'s uncle and new stepfather, and now, King of Denmark Polonius, Claudius\'chief counselor Laertes, Polonius\' son Ophelia, Polonius\' obedi
King Lear by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
King Lear by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
King Lear by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) King Lear by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Type of Work: Tragic drama Setting Medieval England Principal Characters Lear, King of Britain Cordelia, his faithful daughter Regan and Goneril, his two mean-spirited daughters The Dukes of Cornwall and Albany, their husbands The Earl of Gloucester Edmund , the Earl\'s treacherous son Edgar, the Earl\'s true son (later disguised as a madman) The Duke of Kent, Cordelia\'s loyal helper Lear\'s Fool, a co
East of Eden John Steinbeck
East of Eden John Steinbeck
East of Eden John Steinbeck East of Eden John Steinbeck Introduction John Steinbeck was born in California’s Salinas Valley in 1902. He grew up there, about 25 miles from the Pacific coast and this was the setting for many of his books. Steinbeck went to Stanford University in San Francisco in 1919 to study literature. He left, however, in 1925 without a degree. After college he moved to New York where he worked as a journalists. His works include Cup of Gold (1929), The Pastures of Heaven (1932
The Prince and the Pauper Mark Twain (1835-1910)
The Prince and the Pauper Mark Twain (1835-1910)
The Prince and the Pauper Mark Twain (1835-1910) The Prince and the Pauper Mark Twain (1835-1910) Type of Work: Social and political satire Setting England, 1547 Principal Characters Edward Tudor-young Prince of Wales Tom Canty-a pauper boy Miles Hendon-a kindhearted noblemen Story Overview A boy was born on an autumm afternoon to a poverty-stricken Canty family. With the state of London\'s sixteenth-century economy staring them in the face, the family did not want the child. On the same day ano
Human relationships have always been dynamic. Chan
Human relationships have always been dynamic. Chan
Human relationships have always been dynamic. Change and adaptability have gone hand in hand with the passage of time for human society. Systems have been developed to regulate, direct and control the resources of this society. The systems are referred to as governments and the resources as the populace or inhabitants and forces of production. A government must be dynamic in its nature reflecting the change in society. At times these systems have resisted the necessity to adapt with its componen
The crash of the stock market brought many hard ti
The crash of the stock market brought many hard ti
The crash of the stock market brought many hard times. Franklin D. Roosevelt\'s New Deal was a way to fix these times. John Stuart Mill and John Maynard Keynes were two economists whose economic theories greatly influenced and helped Franklin D. Roosevelt devise a plan to rescue the United States from the Great Depression it had fallen into. John Stuart Mill was a strong believer of expanded government, which the New Deal provided. John Maynard Keynes believed in supply and demand, which the New
BP Amoco
BP Amoco
BP Amoco BP Amoco British Petrochemical Corporation registered on April 14, 1909, as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, Ltd. It was named the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, Ltd., in 1935 and changed its name to the British Petroleum Company Limited in 1954. The current name was adopted in 1982. The company’s headquarters are in London. The Anglo-Persian Oil Company was formed in 1909 to take over and finance an oil-field concession granted in 1901 by the Iranian government to an English investor, Willia
The Economic Development of Ghana
The Economic Development of Ghana
The Economic Development of Ghana Ghana is an African country located on the western side of Africa. Its neighbors are Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and Cote D\'Ivoire to the west. It has a population of 18,100, 703 and a population density of 197 people per square mile. Ghana is 92,098 square miles and English is its official language. The capital city of Accra has around 1, 673,000 people residing in it. There are the physical statistics, now ont
Welfare
Welfare
Welfare Welfare is a government program that provides money, medical care, food, housing, and other things that people need in order to survive. People who can receive help from these welfare programs are children, elders, disabled, and others who cannot support their families on their current income. Another name for welfare is public assistance. There are many organizations that supply this public assistance. Such as Salvation Army and other groups. Public assistance benefits help many people
The Worth of Education
The Worth of Education
The Worth of Education Scholarship Essay A few days ago, as I was eating lunch with friends, I entered a heated debate a bout the worth of education. I should not have to learn algebra and calculus because it will have no influence on my life, my opponent angrily shouted as I tried to defend the usefulness of mathematics. Three days later, I still mul l over the issue, trying to arrive at the origin of the disparity of views betw een my opponent and me. I treasure every bit of knowledge I gain
Describe a Challenging Situation
Describe a Challenging Situation
Describe a Challenging Situation University of Washington Admissions Essay The challenging family situation I would like to share with you is our move from Korea to the United States. In 1989, my life was changed when my family immigrated to a new country, hoping for a better future. My life in Korea was hopeless, because I was a failing student with not much interest in school. I spent the majority of my time in Arcades, wasting my coins on video games. Rather than studying with my friends, as
Describe A Person who has Influenced You
Describe A Person who has Influenced You
Describe A Person who has Influenced You Everyone is affected by certain events or individuals that greatly change their life. Many people have influenced me during my life. Three wonderful friends that have had a special effect on me are Robert, Tiffany and Ashley. In the four years that I have known them well, they have been my best friends, and have helped to transform me from a lonely middle school scholar into a happy senior with a decent social life. Popular wisdom has it that, You judge
Interview With A UFO
Interview With A UFO
Interview With A UFO The other night I was takin the trash out. I heard ol\' Bessie, my cow carryin on like there was a snake in her pin. I ran over and I said Bessie, you best hush up! That\'s when I seen it. It was a round hunk of metal flyin through the sky. At first I thought it was the top of my grain bin. That\'s where I\'ve been keepin my manure that I use on m\'gardern. I thought to myself Oh Boy! Someone\'s done thrown a match in there. That\'s when this little green light shot right
Medievel Knights: Creative Essay
Medievel Knights: Creative Essay
Medievel Knights: Creative Essay Sir Dolan was the greatest king to ever rule England. He was successful in uniting all of the weak kingdoms under his rule through a series of glorious campaigns with his army. Dolan silenced opposing nobility and aided the peasantry. In a m atter of years, he was loved and respected by those within his kingdom, all swearing allegiance to him. However, despite all of his fame and prestige, a dark shadow of sadness covered the king\'s face. No matter how many batt
Conversation With A Doctor
Conversation With A Doctor
Conversation With A Doctor Of All Things Well doctor, we realized we needed help because, because it just wasn\'t working out. You can only work out your own problems for so long. I\'m sure you are, doctor. No, Dr. Pasquali recommended you, he\'s our family doctor. He thought it might help for us to see you. Oh I see. Tuesday, then. All right. Thursday? I think he could. I\'ll tell him. Are you sure you don\'t want to see us together? I suppose so, doctor. Goodbye. Tuesday Thank you doctor. No,
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer\'s plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. Shakespeare was born to middle class parents. His father, John, was a Stratford businessman. He was a glove maker who owned a leather shop. John Shakespeare was a wel
Beowulf
Beowulf
Beowulf Annonymous The epic poem Beowulf, written in Old English by Christian monks around 750 AD, is a wonderful adventure story about a warrior who kills ferocious monsters. The use of description and imagery enlivens the story, making it possible for a reader to really see in his or her mind the characters and events. Metaphors, exaggeration, and alliteration are three devices that together allow the reader to experience this poem which is quite different than most other poetry. A metaphor is
S. E. Hilton
S. E. Hilton
S. E. Hilton Introduction In this book analysis, about the book The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton I will discuss character and plot development, as well as the setting, the author’s style and my opinions about the book. In this part of the analysis I will give some information about the subjects of the book, and about the author. The author wrote the story when she was just 16 years old, in the 1950s. The book was successful, and it was sold, and still being sold, in many copies as a young adults
Elizabethan Revenge in Hamlet
Elizabethan Revenge in Hamlet
Elizabethan Revenge in Hamlet Hamlet is a play written by William Shakespeare that very closely follows the dramatic conventions of revenge in Elizabethan theater. All revenge tragedies originally stemmed from the Greeks, who wrote and performed the first plays. After the Greeks came Seneca who was very influential to all Elizabethan tragedy writers. Seneca who was Roman, basically set all of the ideas and the norms for all revenge play writers in the Renaissance era including William Shakespear
Twelfth Night - Analysis of Fools
Twelfth Night - Analysis of Fools
Twelfth Night - Analysis of Fools A fool can be defined in many meanings according to the Oxford English Dictionary On Historical Principles. The word could mean a silly person, or one who professionally counterfeits folly for the entertainment of others, a jester, clown or one who has little or no reason or intellect orone who is made to appear to be a fool (word originated from North Frisian). In english literature, the two main ways which the fool could enter imaginative literature is
Beowulf - Analysis of the Epic
Beowulf - Analysis of the Epic
Beowulf - Analysis of the Epic The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is the most important work of Old English literature, and is well deserved of the distinction. The epic tells the story of a hero, a Scandinavian prince named Beowulf, who rids the Danes of the monster Grendel, a descendent of Cain, and of his exploits fighting Grendel’s mother and a Dragon. Throughout the epic, the Anglo-Saxon story teller uses many elements to build a certain depth to the characters. Just a few of the important charac
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies A running theme in Lord of the Flies is that man is savage at heart, always ultimately reverting back to an evil and primitive nature. The cycle of man\'s rise to power, or righteousness, and his inevitable fall from grace is an important point that book proves again and again, often comparing man with characters from the Bible to give a more vivid picture of his descent. Lord Of The Flies symbolizes this fall in different manners, ranging from the illustration of the mentality
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies In his classic novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding utilizes many elements of symbolism to help accomplish his motif, which is man is basically evil. Symbolism can be anything, a person, place or thing, used to portray something beyond itself. It is used to represent or foreshadow the conclusion of the story. As one reads this novel, he or she will begin to recognize the way basic civilization is slowly stripped away from the boys. Let us know look closer at the ways Gol
MacBeth - Trajedy or Satire?
MacBeth - Trajedy or Satire?
MacBeth - Trajedy or Satire? William Shakespeare wrote four great tragedies, the last of which was written in 1606 and titled Macbeth. This tragedy, as it is considered by societal critics of yesterday\'s literary world, scrutinizes the evil dimension of conflict, offering a dark and gloomy atmosphere of a world dominated by the powers ofdarkness. Macbeth, more so than any of Shakespeare\'s other tragic protagonists, has to face the powers and decide: should he succumb or should he resist? Mac
MacBeth - Attitude Changes
MacBeth - Attitude Changes
MacBeth - Attitude Changes In the tragic drama Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare in 1606 during the English Renaissance, the hero, Macbeth, constantly declines in his level of morality until his death at the end of the play. Because of his change of character from good to evil, Macbeth\'s attitude towards other characters, specifically Duncan, Banquo, Lady Macbeth, and the witches, is significantly affected. The first of the four characters is Duncan. Since Macbeth interacts with Duncan on
MacBeth - Analysis of Fear
MacBeth - Analysis of Fear
MacBeth - Analysis of Fear Fear, this motivates us to do many things no matter if they are right or wrong. In the play Macbeth it was fear that was the main motivating factor that influenced the outcome of the play. This can be proved by the subsequent murders that followed after Duncan\'s, why were these committed? Because Macbeth was scared of being caught and having to pay for the wrongs he had done. Also look at Lady Macbeth, he constant washing of her hands, sleepwalking and other behaviour
English Story
English Story
English Story Annonymous Dante Alighieri, one of the greatest poets of the Middle Ages, was born in Florence, Italy on June 5, 1265. He was born to a middle-class Florentine family. At an early age he began to write poetry and became fascinated with lyrics. During his adolescence, Dante fell in love with a beautiful girl named Beatrice Portinari. He saw her only twice but she provided much inspiration for his literary masterpieces. Her death at a young age left him grief-stricken. His first book
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
Herman Melville I. Biographical Insights A. The culture this great author was a part of was the time in American history where inspiring works of literature began to emerge. It was also a time when American writers had not completely separated its literary heritage from Europe, partly because there were successful literary genius’ flourishing there. B. Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819, he was the son of Allan and Maria Melville. During Herman’s childhood he lived in the good neighbor
Canterbury Tales - Medieval Church
Canterbury Tales - Medieval Church
Canterbury Tales - Medieval Church In discussing Chaucer\'s collection of stories called The Canterbury Tales, an interesting picture or illustration of the Medieval Christian Church is presented. However, while people demanded more voice in the affairs of government, the church became corrupt -- this corruption also led to a more crooked society. Nevertheless, there is no such thing as just church history; This is because the church can never be studied in isolation, simply because it has alway
Amy Foster & The Mythology of Love
Amy Foster & The Mythology of Love
Amy Foster & The Mythology of Love In Amy Foster, Joseph Conrad has written a great story that shows the different types of love felt between Amy and Yanko as described by Joseph Campbell in his essay on The Mythology of Love. The relationship of Yanko and Amy is dynamic and changes as the story progresses. At first, Amy feels compassion for Yanko; she does not see the differences between him and the English people as the others of Brenzett do. However, later in the story, compassion turns t
Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad In Joseph Conrad\'s Heart of Darkness, there is a great interpretation of the feelings of the characters and uncertainties of the Congo. Although Africa, nor the Congo are ever really referred to, the Thames river is mentioned as support. This intricate story reveals much symbolism due to Conrad\'s theme based on the lies and good and evil, which interact together in every man. Today, of course, the situation has changed. Most literate people know that by probing into the heart of
Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad Conrad\'s novel, Heart of Darkness, relies on the historical period of imperialism in order to describe its protagonist, Charlie Marlow, and his struggle. Marlow\'s catharsis in the novel, as he goes to the Congo, rests on how he visualizes the effects of imperialism. This paper will analyze Marlow\'s change, as caused by his exposure to the imperialistic nature of the historical period in which he lived. Marlow is asked by the company, the organization for whom he works, to tr
Shakespeare's King Lear
Shakespeare's King Lear
Shakespeare\'s King Lear Shakespeare\'s tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man\'s decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who\'s decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. This untimely abdication of his throne results in a ch
A Farewell to Arms - A Love Story
A Farewell to Arms - A Love Story
A Farewell to Arms - A Love Story A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, is a typical love story. A Romeo and his Juliet placed against the odds. In this novel, Romeo is Frederick Henry and Juliet is Catherine Barkley. Their love affair must survive the obstacles of World War I. The background of war-torn Italy adds to the tragedy of the love story. The war affects the emotions and values of each character. The love between Catherine and Frederick must outlast long separations, life-threatenin
Great Expectations & Oliver Twist
Great Expectations & Oliver Twist
Great Expectations & Oliver Twist During his lifetime, Charles Dickens is known to have written several books. Although each book is different, they also share many similarities. Two of his books, Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, are representatives of the many kinds of differences and similarities found within his work. Perhaps the reason why these two novels share some of the same qualities is because they both reflect painful experiences which occurred in Dickens\' past. During his childh
Abstractions in Power-Writing
Abstractions in Power-Writing
Abstractions in Power-Writing There are many abstractions in the Declaration of Independence. These abstractions such as: rights, freedom, liberty and happiness have become the foundations of American society and have helped to shape the American Identity. Power, another abstraction that reoccurs in all the major parts of the Declaration of Independence plays an equally important role in shaping America identity. One forgets the abstraction of power, because it appears in relation to other i
Ernest Hemmingway
Ernest Hemmingway
Ernest Hemmingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. His father was the owner of a prosperous real estate business. His father, Dr. Hemingway, imparted to Ernest the importance of appearances, especially in public. Dr. Hemingway invented surgical forceps for which he would not accept money. He believed that one should not profit from something important for the good of mankind. Ernest\'s father, a man of high ideals, was very strict and censored the books h
Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby Annonymous Essay for English Poetry Class Every poem has an element of God in it\'s words. Just as God spoke through the writings of Peter or Matthew, elements of His word are in the beautiful themes in poetry. In this essay, I will compare the poems of William Blake and William Wordsworth with the written Word of God, in five poems: The Lamb, The Chimney Sweeper, The Tyger, My Heart Leaps Up, and London 1802. My aim is to show that the writings of great poets are truly the words of
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel set in World War I, centers around the changes wrought by the war on one young German soldier. During his time in the war, Remarque’s protagonist, Paul Baumer, changes from a rather innocent Romantic to a hardened and somewhat caustic veteran. More importantly, during the course of this metamorphosis, Baumer disaffiliates himself from those societal icons—parents, elders, school, religion—that had been
Irony in Huck Finn
Irony in Huck Finn
Irony in Huck Finn Akshay Upadhyaya Irony is defined as a situation, or use of words that involve some kind of incongruity or discrepancy. There are three types of irony: verbal, dramatic, and situational. Verbal irony is almost like sarcasm, because in a verbal irony, the opposite of what is said is meant. Dramatic irony is an incongruity or discrepancy between what a character says or thinks and what the reader knows to be true or between what a character perceives and what the author intends
California Surf Culture
California Surf Culture
California Surf Culture Joe Reid Joe Reid English 101 California Surf Culture The manufactured image of health and happiness that became synonymous with the California Lifestyle has over the years become more refined, molded into a specific state of existence that is, by definition, a contradiction placed at the ocean\'s edge. The exploitation of this natural condition has been traced from the innocent origins of early local surf industry into the contemporary realm of multi million dollar publi