Keating espouses devotion, valor and insight. Based on their individual faith in him and his aims, his followers enthusiastically accept his vision, mission and personality. Carver Given Poet and Author. The story "The Bridle," for instance, tells about what could have turned out to be a family tragedy. However, written by Carver it becomes much stronger and more positive.
After going bankrupt in agriculture, a family moves with its few belongings packed into a station wagon to a cheap apartment in a hotel somewhere in the Midwest. The narrator, who is the unfriendly and uncaring woman who runs the hotel, relates the story of what happens to the mother, Betty, and the horrible temporary jobs she takes to take care of her family.
One day at a drunken party at the hotel's pool, her husband, Holits, climbs to the roof of one of the units to jump into the water. Betty cries out, "What are you doing? He looks down at the pool, deciding how much he will have to run to…… [Read More].
Formation of Ancient Societies the. Both Spartan men and women exercised together in the nude, and both were "encouraged to improve their intellectual skills" "omen in Ancient Greece". Being a woman in Sparta certainly ensured a greater sense of gender equality -- but that does not necessarily mean Sparta was the preferred residence of women in Greece. After all, Sparta did without a lot of the creature comforts that other city-states like Athens took for granted as essential to civilization.
There is a reason the phrase "Spartan living" has come to be synonymous with the bare necessities. As for variance in the social structure of the various states, democracy prevailed in Athens for a time but so did tyranny and corruption as well. Thebes also had its monarchy and later on its heroic warrior citizens.
Sparta had two kings who ruled simultaneously. But its social structure was also more slave-based than anywhere else. In fact,…… [Read More]. EE Cummings Modernist Poet. Modernist literature refers to a literary period from the first half of the 20th century, one that reacted to the external influences of an increasingly industrialized society, and one that was becoming more and more globalized.
This was a population of people who had been hardened and drained by two world wars. This was a population of people who were pondering the future of humanity, human existence, the human condition and their place in the world. When compared to the romantic period, modernism appears edgier and less serene. The romantic period had more of a focus on the natural world and the experience of being; modernism focused more on the inner self, seeing more of a decline and fraught fragmentation with the external world.
From a literary perspective, the period meant a subversion of typical norms: Classic Critiques of Society's Negative Aspects. Negative Aspects of Society The author of this report is asked to review Augustine, Dante and Machiavelli when it comes to their views about the negative aspects of society. Indeed, they are major figures throughout history and their views are similar in many ways. However, they are also very different as well. Over the four total pages of this report, each of those three will be viewed one at a time.
While some people dismiss what the people of the past have to say about society, the prior and current critics of the negative aspects of society have a right to say what they are saying. One thing that dominated the words of Augustine was his challenging of the secular non-religious world with his Christian views. James O'Donnell had some words to say about Augustine and what he felt. Indeed, he notes that "ordinary men and women, left to their…… [Read More].
Herrick and Marlowe Poems the. For Marlowe, the muse of song and dance are juxtaposed with the senses to inform a larger world -- not of innocent threats and fears, but rather one of coy teasing and delight. Further, this rather flirtatious repartee' leads one to view the symbolic nature of love as part of the reason to make each day the most -- for what does one have if not love?
Marlowe is full of symbols that evoke not only the season of Spring, but of more sylvan delights -- "valleys, groves, hills and fields," "shepherds and their flocks.
Blocks to Critical Thinking. Cultural Conditioning Block Cultural conditioning refers to how society's standards and values are passed on to all members of society. Cultural conditioning is a block to critical thinking when people accept society's standards blindly, with this impacting how a person thinks by creating bias and selective perception. When Nolan tells Keating he does not approve of his unorthodox teaching methods, he is basing his judgment on the fact that Keating's methods and expectations of the students are different to the accepted standards of the school.
This is an example of the cultural conditioning block because Nolan does not actually judge Keating's views but shows bias against them because they go against the school's standards and values.
Group Dynamic Concepts Theories and. Yet the film ends on an optimistic, even triumphant note, with the raised hand of Bender symbolizing victory over the stereotypes subject to which the characters began the film.
Conclusion The film "The Breakfast Club" contains myriad examples of group dynamics at play. Doing a close reading of the film was valuable in that it provided insight into how narratives can be shaped by psychological principles. In dissecting the actions of the film's principal characters, it became apparent that the filmmakers were not simply trying to create a plotline that would entertain a mass audience.
The film also integrates psychological inquiry into its teenaged protagonists. Each character is given a back story which motivates his or her behavior and later undergoes a realization of his or her flaws in order to make a change. The film goes beyond just a high school narrative; it is about how to break free…… [Read More]. Edgar Allen Poe the Controversial. Such evidence as there is can be taken up at a later time. But of one thing we can be sure.
I am blinded with tears while writing this letter-- I have no wish to live another hour. Amid sorrow, and the deepest anxiety your letter reached -- and you well know how little I am able to bear up under the pressure of grief -- My bitterest enemy would pity me could he now read my heart -- My last my only hold on life is cruelly torn away -- I have no desire to live and will not but let my duty be done.
I love, you know I love Virginia passionately devotedly. I cannot…… [Read More]. Victorian literature was remarkably concerned with the idea of childhood, but to a large degree we must understand the Victorian concept of childhood and youth as being, in some way, a revisionary response to the early nineteenth century Romantic conception.
Here we must, to a certain degree, accept Harold Bloom's thesis that Victorian poetry represents a revisionary response to the revolutionary aesthetic of Romanticism, and particularly that of ordsworth.
The simplest way to summarize the ordsworthian child is to recall that well-known line from a short lyric which would be appended as epigraph to later printings of ordsworth's "Ode: Intimations of Immortality, from Recollections of Early Childhood" -- "the child is father of the man.
Thou little Child, yet glorious in the might Of heaven-born freedom on thy being's height, hy with…… [Read More]. John Dryden Was One of the Most. John Dryden was one of the most important literary figures in the 17th century because he excelled in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Dryden was a master of many literary techniques, most particularly the extended metaphor. His poem "Absalom and Achitophel" is a political satire which deals with the then-current political situation in England in a most sly and intelligent way. The piece is an historical allegory wherein the author uses historical events to explore the deeper meaning behind more recent events that have shaped is own society. The rebellion of Absalom against King David is used to parallel the various plots to take over the throne of England through the Exclusion Crisis, the Popish Plot, and the Monmouth Rebellion.
Dryden uses the relative safety of the allegory to make a scathing remark about the politics of his country and to subtly recommend ways in which the country could be strengthened…… [Read More].
Neruda Nathalie Handal Bei Dao. This first collection of poetry relates of these experiences of dislocation, refuge and identity crisis, as Abinader, one of the reviewers of Handal's work, points out: As Abinader emphasizes, the people who are depicted in Handal's poems are invariably the victims of history itself and the pressure it puts on the individual: Emily Dickinson The poems of Emily Dickinson have been interpreted in many ways and often it is hard to separate the narrator of her works with the woman who wrote them.
Dickinson lived such a small and sad little life that it is easy to see these feelings of loneliness and despair in the words she writes. She never married and spent her days isolated from her primarily Christian community for her family's beliefs in a less rigid and more spiritual idea of what God is and how they could communicate with Him. People have speculated about Dickinson's mental state.
She became known for wearing only white and for living a reclusive existence until she finally died. Her poems came not from a desire to sell, but from her individual need to express herself.
Emily Dickinson never intended to publish her poems. Rather the poems we have were found among…… [Read More]. Robert Hayden One of the Most Important. Robert Hayden, one of the most important black poets of the 20th Century, was born in Detroit, Michigan in and grew up in extreme poverty in a racially mixed neighborhood.
His parents divorced when he was a child and he was raised by their neighbors, illiam and Sue Ellen Hayden, and not until he was in his forties did he learn that Asa Sheffey and Gladys Finn were his biological parents.
During the Great Depression he was employed for two years by the Federal riter's Project, and published his first volume of poetry Heart-Shape in the Dust in He taught English at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee for twenty-three years, and then at the University of Michigan from until his death in Tom Shulich Coltishhum a Comparative Study on. By comparing and contrasting these two popular novels, both describing white men's journey into the space of the Other, the chapter seeks to achieve a two-fold objective: Beowulf as a Hero Lesson.
Your answer should be at least five sentences long. Honor and Loyalty 1. Consider how Arthur's actions and personality agree with or challenge your definition of honor. Write a few sentences comparing your definition from Journal 1.
Write a brief paragraph explaining the importance or unimportance of loyalty in being honorable. Lesson 1 Journal Entry 10 of 16 Journal Exercise 1. Combining Sentences Complete the Practice Activity on page of your text.
After completing this activity, read over your Essay Assessment or another journal activity you've completed. Below the practice activity in your journal, write the original passages and the revised sentences you've created. Dark Age and the Archaic Age. Dark Age and the Archaic Age Having watched the lectures for the prior learning unit on video, I was prepared to enjoy the video lecture presentation for this learning unit. I previously found the presentation of lectures in the video format to be very convenient because I could observe at my own pace, rewind if I missed part of the lecture, have flexibility about when I was viewing the lecture, and not be distracted by the behavior or questions of other students.
I acknowledged that there were some negatives to the video-learning environment, such as missing out on the organic and natural question and answers that develop in a live classroom setting, but had decided that missing those was an acceptable trade-off given the other benefits that I was receiving from the video lecture environment.
Therefore, I was surprised to find that I did not enjoy the video lectures for…… [Read More]. Lights Up to Reveal a. Let's just take a step back and look at this objectively. I think you've got the wrong hat on, doc. No, no, this could help. William, you want to right it because your sense of rhythm is uniquely American, right?
OK, buut close enough. And for other reasons, like, uhh Yeah, yeah we know. Those are all some pretty valid reasons. As for me,…… [Read More]. Metaphysical Poetry Journal Exercise 3 1A. The Lord will lead one to safety always. One can simply believe in something higher to get the meaning of this; it doesn't have to be Jesus. Psalm , contrarily is confusing because it states that unless the Lord builds the house, it is built in vain.
This seems to be more literal, but I do get the idea. Unless the people building the house are doing it with the love of the Lord in their hearts, or building it for him, then what is the point?
Didactic poetry can be quite comforting as seen in Psalm 23 or it can be much too literal and seen as both confusing and condescending. Psalm isn't very instructive spiritually speaking, unlike Psalm A broken toe can hurt, but a broken heart can kill.
Didactic literature with its use of metaphors can sometimes obscure the…… [Read More]. The "ill for mending" is his homosexuality, a factor shared by the poet, who also knows that society sees this as an ill and that it is not something that can be "repaired. Hawkins writes that "Housman had been almost overwhelmingly obsessed with the desire to kill himself, but was saved from it by native courage and ambition" Here, the poet writes about the process as if he had been through it and failed by drawing back, while he admires this young man who followed through: Oh you had forethought, you could reason, And saw your road and where it led, And early wise and brave in season Put the…… [Read More].
Fred D'Aguiar's surreal poems like "Mama Dot" and "Air Hall Iconography" stir up imagery of the African homeland and convey a sense of detachment from the modern world. This detachment is not apathetic, but rather, D'Aguiar poignantly portrays the plight of colonized Africans. The poet chooses to focus on the archetypal African matriarch in "Mama Dot. Each symbolic day represents possible decades or centuries in historical, linear time.
D'Aguiar's talent in "Mama Dot" is revealed through his ability to create a time-transcendent, abstract recreation of the tragedies of slavery and the sense of "otherness" that the descendents of slaves feel long after their ancestors were captured and sold. Emily and Dickinson and Walt.
The poet is in turmoil and he turns from his love in order to prevent tarnishing or "spoil" Pound 2 her because she is surrounded by a "new lightness" 3. This poem reflects upon the importance of experience. Like the poets mentioned before, this poet wants us to consider every aspect of our actions. Robert Frost is focused upon the experience of nature. In "Dust of Snow," the poet brings poetry to life as if it were music.
The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Frost Here the poet wants to explore rather than embark on some discovery.
These writers are different in their individuals styles but they each desire to connect with…… [Read More]. American Eulogies to the Old. Nelson's violent images call upon the reader to behold the corpse of Till, forcing the reader into a state of seismic cultural shock, as America has long been eager to forget its racist legacy Harold, , p.
Trethewey's first lines of her book are gentler, but there is always the urge to remember: I wanted to kind of restore some of those narratives, so those things that are less remembered Brown, Her use of the sonnet form over her cycle of poems is not as perfectly consistent as Nelson's, but repetition and remembrance…… [Read More].
Miller Williams' Poem Entitled. However, the following stanza shows how this statement is not entirely true. The poet goes on to state, "If we had more, we would have given more. As it was we stood next to your bed, stopping, though, to set our smiles at the door. Yet in the last line the poet admits that this was not enough and was in fact nothing but prefabricated "smiles at the door. Only because, not knowing anything yet, we…… [Read More]. Printing Press and the Internet.
Their respective techniques however, differentiate them from each other. Shakespeare uses a rhyme scheme that became known as Shakespearean rhyme scheme or English rhyme. He writes about love in a sarcastic manner though.
He is mocking the traditional love poems and the usual expressive manner in which women are often compared to. It is ironic in a way because Shakespeare himself also uses the very techniques in his previous writing when he is writing from a man's point-of-view and describing a woman. But in this sonnet he uses the technique of mocking this exaggerated comparison. Usually women are compared to having skin as white as snow, however, in reality, Shakespeare points out, women don't really fit this description, "If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun.
Victor Hugo Romantic ritings of Victor Hugo The romantic period was partly in reaction to the impact that the industrial revolution had on the psyches of artists of all stripes. The move toward an industrial culture had moved many people from the pastoral scenes of the country into the grungy hearts of the cities. Many of the people worked in the factories six days a week for many hours a day, or they worked in mines and other industries to support the industry in the cities.
The response from the artistic community was to remind the public of two things. They wanted people to remember where they came from and they wanted to help people see the true emotion of life.
One of the most influential writers of the period was a young Frenchman who was known for his poetry early in his career Halsall x , but who gained international…… [Read More]. Inter-Relations in Manyoshu Poetic Wordplay.
However, the ghostly quality of this poem that coincides with the sadness the poet feels is suggested by the connotations of the word "ashes," which is suggestive of cremation and the end of life.
There is a definite mortal quality of this poem, which becomes clearer to the reader when analyzing the second and final stanza, which is contained within the following quotation. The poet emphasizes the fact that a reunion with her husband is largely dependent upon their…… [Read More].
Irish Literature Ireland has a rich literary tradition with a legacy of authors who have each contributed something to the creation of a cultural identity. For centuries, the authors of Ireland have utilized the beautiful landscape as a counterpoint to the violent political history of the Emerald Isle.
Quite literally, the whole history of Ireland can be traced through the literature of the country's writers, both the good and the bad. This tradition lives on in contemporary Irish authors and poets. Two such poets, Ciaran Carson and Allan Gillis, have used their chosen literary type to illustrate their own understanding of Ireland's history. Through their poetry, readers can simultaneously travel back in time and also listen to the eye witness of Ireland's current historical moment.
This can be traced through Carson's "Belfast Confetti" and Gillis's "The Ulster ay" in the poetic form, the techniques that the poets utilize, and then…… [Read More]. Earl of Rochester Aphra Behn Masks. Gender and Performance in the Earl of Rochester's "Imperfect Enjoyment" and Aphra Behn's "The Disappointment" Literature of the English Restoration offers the example of a number of writers who wrote for a courtly audience: The fact of a shared model explains the remarkable similarities between "The Imperfect Enjoyment" by the Earl of Rochester and "The Disappointment" by Aphra Behn -- remarkable only because readers are surprised to read one poem about male sexual impotence from the late seventeenth century, let alone two examples of this genre by well-known courtly writers.
In fact, Richard Quaintance presents ten more examples by lesser-known poets as he defines the literary sub-genre of the neo-Classical "imperfect enjoyment poem," written in imitation of Roman poems on the same…… [Read More]. Death in Poetry Ruba Poetry Is an. Death in Poetry Ruba Poetry is an effective form of literature wherein the significance and importance of human experience are depicted. Life as people perceive and live it are the most common issues and topics used in poetry, although death is becoming a dominant topic in contemporary poetry because of its enigmatic and subjective quality.
Death has many meanings for people: These different depictions of death will be discussed in the analyses of 5 poems wherein the theme of death is used. Emily Dickinson's poem entitled, "Death" is a poem that talks about the futility of Man's greatness after death. The poem illustrates two dead people who had been known for their beauty character 1 and a champion for the truth character 2.
Although these people had been great in their previous lives,…… [Read More]. Romantic Era The years in which the Romantic Era had its great impact -- roughly through -- were years in which there were "intense political, social, and cultural upheavals," according to Professor Shannon Heath at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Heath, The beginning of the Romantic Era actually is traced to the French Revolution, and though that tumultuous event was not in England, illiam ordsworth and others sympathized with the French Revolution -- at least at the beginning of the Revolution.
The demands for democracy in the Era were manifested through poems that reflected solidarity with principles of "equality and individuality," Heath explains. The principles of fairness and equality were needed in England as well as in France, and Heath suggests that poets were not just responding to revolutions but rather were critiquing English government.
According to Giovanni Pellegrino the struggles for democracy and the "political…… [Read More]. Black Poem The Convergence of. In fact, he identified himself entirely with it, even in his own self-reflection.
In the reflective poem "leroy," published in under his newly adopted name Amiri Baraka, a nostalgic comment on his mother becomes a lofty vision of himself as the bearer of black wisdom -- that "strong nigger feeling" 5 -- from his ancestors forward to the next generation.
He refers to this legacy that he is passing on as his "consciousness" 11 , an indication that he had by this point in his life entirely adopted his race as his identity. This wholehearted self-identification with race, along with a keen awareness of his cultural power as a poet, combined to create an artist absorbed with his own capacity for social comment and change.
After the assassination of Malcolm X in , Baraka became disenchanted with the somewhat passive anti-establishment attitudes of the Greenwich Village artistic community, and moved…… [Read More].
Henry James is a plot that is replete with symbolism both in its overarching theme and in its subcomponents. The Aspern Papers devolves around the plot of a man who would stoop at almost nothing to procure and publish the papers of Jeffery Aspern a famous poet. The character, this nameless narrator, goes to Venice to locate Juliana Bordereau, former lover of a famous, now dead, American poet.
He erreoneously believes that Juliana has papers written by this poet and is prepared to court her niece Miss Tita, an unappealing and simple woman, in order to catch a glimpse of these 'Aspern papers'.
Miss Tita agrees to help him. Juliana later offers to sell a miniature portrait of Aspern to the narrator for an exorbitant price, but shortly after catches the narrator rifling through her room searching for the alleged papers.
Juliana calls the narrator a "publishing scoundrel," collapses, the…… [Read More]. Homer was a legendary Greek poet who is traditionally credited as the author of the major Greek epics the "Iliad and the Odyssey," as well as the comic mini-epic "Batracholmyomachia" The Frog-Mouse ar , the corpus of Homeric Hymns, and various other lost or fragmentary workd such as "Margites" Homer pp.
Some ancient authors credited him with the entire Epic Cycle, which included other poems about the Trojan ar as well as the Theban poems concerning Oedipus and his sons Homer pp. According to legend, Homer was blind, and aside from several Ionian cities claiming to be his birthplace, there is nothing else known about him Homer pp. Aristotle and Pindar believed that Homer was born in Smyrna, on the coast of modern-day Turkey, and enjoyed years of fame on the Aegean island of Chios Tolson pp.
Although the great scholar-librarians of Alexandria scrutinized the epics for historical and geographic errors,…… [Read More]. Hero The Definition of Hero. Madam Eglantyne the Nun, is also an ironic charater. She eats in a very refined manner and attempts other fine characteristics such as speaking French, although she fares poorly at this.
Ironically, not all her language is pure, as she swears cosntantly by "St. Loy," a saint renowned for not swearing. Unlike the general conception of the Nun, she is very concerned with outward appearances and did not much care for human beings.
Indeed, she cared much more for her three dogs than the human beings around her. Another irony is that she has a coral trinket to fight worldly temptations, which is clearly failing badly. A second character is the Friar, Hubert. While he is jolly, merry, and festive, his actions are nevertheless evil and cunning. He impregnates girls, for example, and marries them off.
He deceived the faithful by hearing confessions for a fee, and even begged from…… [Read More]. Human Condition Transcends the Esoteric.
The world would now be required to accept socialism, Leninism, and eventually Stalinism, as part of the European landscape. With the defeat of Germany, Austro-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire; the shift in the balance of power moved toward the only major participant not devastated on its own soil by war -- the United States. However, because of the failure of the war to achieve the ideals of peace and unity promised by President Woodrow Wilson, America shifted to an isolationist foreign policy -- it was deemed acceptable to be economically aggressive, but politically neutral.
Until the stock market crash of and resultant Depression, the U. Pippa Passes Robert Browning's Lengthy. What many of these other people have to say about themselves and their situation an about the change of hear they may have now that they have heard Pippa sing could be fodder for a dramatic monologue in the way Browning would later shape that form. The poem covers an entire day, New Year's Day, a day of remembrance and renewal, a day of change from one year to the next and from one state of mind to another.
Significantly, then, Pippa's songs serve as a form of forced New Year's resolution for many of these people, making them rethink their lives and make a decision where before they could not. This story contrasts in some ways with that of Sebold and Ottima. The lovers now are Jules and Phene.
Jules is the butt of a cruel joke by his fellow art students. He is inclined to leave Phene and…… [Read More]. Again, he uses dialect that his fans can relate to instead of being concerned about 'proper English'.
This is very effective at making the words identifiable to his audience. The more people can relate to what you are saying, the more likely they are to take it to heart and actually do what you are asking them to do: I cannot help but wonder if 2 pac was having some kind of premonition when he wrote: Fall to Spring's Sprouting The. The Aeneid Taking a character from The Iliad and setting him on his own journey, the Roman Virgil's epic The Aeneid necessarily contains certain parallels with the earlier Greek text.
The overall story of this lengthy poem in and of itself reflects many of the same basic understandings of mankind's place in the universe, its relationship to the gods, and the relationships that exist within society and between men that are already described above, demonstrating that no real fundamental change has occurred in this schema. Aeneas, the titular hero of the tale who flees his native Troy after it is sacked by the Greeks, is as important as the individual heroes of the war itself, but more than a tale of individual heroism The Aeneid is the story of the founding of a people and the long trajectory of history and humanity.
It is a tale for and in many…… [Read More]. These ideas differ for all individuals as each has their own experiences and develops from them in unique and personal ways. This can be seen in the scene where Professor Keating educates his students the act of conformity.
This allows the audience to realise that the students are able to better develop their skills when allowed to be free from the forces of conformity the institution brings. Furthermore, during the ending of the film a full shot is utilised to capture the majority of students standing on their tables portraying the extent to which professor Keating has made an impact on his pupils.
Even though discovery may lead to new understandings and perceptions these may not result in positive ways but will also have the ability to result in negative outcomes for both individual and those closes by. Through the use of the low camera angle looking up towards his father, strong facial expression displaying authority and superiority are apparent.
The music video features a number of characters overcoming numerous social issues such as body image, homosexuality, bullying, the effect of conflict between parents on their children and the acceptance of having a medical illness. Additionally, fireworks are used as visual metaphors to represent the time when one becomes enlightened and acceptant of who they truly are regardless of what society expects of them. Accessed September 14, Leave your email and we will send you an example after 24 hours
Essays for Dead Poets Society Dead Poets Society literature essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of the film Dead Poets Society directed by Peter Weir.
The dead poets society essaysThe four pillars of Welton Academy, tradition, excellence, honor, and discipline, show the boys what is expected of them. At Welton, that means traditional teaching methods, teachers and a very traditional curriculum. Mr. Keating challenges this tradition. The boys in.
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