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Theme of Self Confidence in Literature

– Theme of Self Confidence in Literature Spirit of self shows self confidence. In the stories of “The Life of a Slave” by: Frederick Douglass and “The Invisible Man” (The Narrator, The Battle Royale) by: Ralph Ellison with shorts stories of Black Elk Speaks (High Horse, Crazy Horse and Pipe Boyhood) Translated by: Jim Neidhardt all have characteristics of self confidence. Self Confidence comes from the spirit of self which is the belief of what you have, the essence that keeps you going and the ability to persevere when others do not….   [tags: Literature Theme Analysis Compare]


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Great Expectations Theme Analysis

– … This damages Pip’s relationship with those in Kent, and he comes to regret the way he has treated them (Dickens 296). The message that Dickens could be trying to convey is that a culture’s beliefs about social standing and order can significantly affect individuals and their mindsets. Family The theme of family is shown mainly through Pip’s relationship with his brother-in-law, Joe Gargery. In the beginning of the novel, Pip makes it obvious that he dislikes his sister, and takes more of a liking to her husband Joe because Pip is able to sympathize with him (Dickens 40)….   [tags: Charles Dickens]


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Fantasy Theme Analysis Of Commercial

– Fantasy Theme Analysis of “It’s Not About the Shoes” The Jordan Brand attempts to communicate to its audience that to become legendary they need to understand that it is not about the shoes, but what it is you do in them. They do this by showing a number of star athletes performing when they were in college and high school to the narrator’s (Michael Jordan) words. This paper hypothesizes how it is the Jordan Brand attempts to bring their audience to the shared rhetorical vision of becoming legendary, through fantasy themes in their ad “It’s Not About the Shoes”….   [tags: Marketing Advertising]


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Analysis of the Theme of Knowledge

– Throughout the book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave many themes are developed relating to slavery. Such themes that are well developed include corruption, brutality, and knowledge. Perhaps the most important theme that was developed was knowledge and its power in everything. Frederick Douglass gained knowledge throughout his life, defying the laws surrounding slavery. Perhaps one of the most impressive things from the life of Frederick Douglass was the fact that, except for a few months at the beginning of his engagement with Mr….   [tags: Literary Analysis ]


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Ind Aff Theme Analysis

– El Paso Community College English 1302 Research and critical writing n SHORT STORY PROJECT: IND AFF THEME ANALYSIS Extreme relationships often tend to be abusive in some way from one of the partners towards the other. Very marked age differences some times show a sense of immaturity or a parenting feeling, it is hard to assimilate to someone who in deed is very different to the other. Now when there is a certain dependence that is more than of love, like economic, intellectual, physical, social, progressive it can become very abusive on the depending person….   [tags: essays research papers]


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Dickens’ Great Expectations: Theme Analysis

– Fiction performs a number of functions, and among these are helping us to understand the world, and helping us to understand the human condition. What is taken from a work of fiction is, however, dependant on who is reading it at the time. In the case of Great Expectations there are a number of themes running through the text including betterment through education, what it is to be a gentleman, respectability and crime, parental /family ties, and industry and idleness. Many of the original readers of the work were not concerned with analysing these various themes, and how Dickens put the work together….   [tags: Themes, Motifs & Symbols]


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Theme Analysis of Killings by Andre Dubus

– “Killings”, written by Andre Dubus in 1979, involves several aspects such as revenge, morality, and murder. Elements, such as the story’s title, the order of events, and the development of the characters, are very unique. It successfully evokes emotion and suspense as the plot unfolds in sequence. Though it seems easily overlooked, the title “Killings” is very important due to the fact that the thrill of suspense is left in the mind of the reader. The title encourages readers to question who and what….   [tags: Essay on Killings, Andre Dubus ]


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Character and Theme Analysis of Great Expectations

– Character and Theme Analysis of Great Expectations Great Expectations depicts a young man’s search for identity. It is a story revolving around the life of this one man, Phillip Pirrip, known throughout the story as Pip to the reader. It shows the important events in Pip’s life from the time he was seven years old until his mid-thirties that shaped who he would become. Along the way, he meets a variety of friends and acquaintances who influence him in forming his decisions and goals, making him almost constantly unsure of what he truly wants….   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]


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A View from Mars, A Theme Analysis

– In the story, “The View of Me From Mars,” Lee K. Abott writes a story about a father and son relationship. In this story the father realizes that he isn’t perfect and tries to have his son cover up his own mistake. Lee K. Abott, though being subtle, makes it known, through the characters he uses, that a person can’t believe everything he sees. The author successfully enlightens the reader with his use of point of view, characterization, and theme to make the reader feel sympathy and to give the story credibility. The story is written in the first person narrative from the father’s point of view….   [tags: American Literature, Abott, Character Analysis]


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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and the Movie Christmas Cupid

– … The Ghost of Christmas Present represents celebration and charity. He takes Scrooge on a journey to Bob Cratchit’s (Scrooge’s employee) house and shows him that even though he has overworked Bob, he still shows Christmas joy. The Ghost tells him to stay away from Ignorance and Want within himself, just before disappearing. Sloane is shown her secretary, Ella (our “Bob Cratchit” of Christmas Cupid), telling her son that she won’t be home on Christmas Day. Also she sees how she takes her best friend for granted and that her mother is going to be alone for Christmas….   [tags: theme analysis]


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Susan Glaspell’s Trifles and A Jury of Her Peers

– Susan Glaspell Trifles Susan Glaspell wrote many literary pieces in the early 1900s. Two, in particular, are very similar in theme, which is the play Trifles and the short story “A Jury of Her Peers”. The Trifles was written in 1920 and “A Jury of Her Peers” was written in 1921, a short story, adapted from the play. Susan Glaspell was born in Davenport, IA July 1, 1876 as a middle child and the only daughter. In college, she wrote for her school paper, The Drake, and after Glaspell graduated, she started working for the Des Moines News….   [tags: theme analysis]


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Theme Analysis of the play Trifles

– A play can be analyzed in multiple ways. One of these ways is through the play’s theme. The theme of a work is often a statement about life and the human condition. In the play Trifles by Susan Glaspell, the theme noticing the little things can make a difference can be explained through plot, character, and setting. The theme can be developed through the plot. In Trifles, Mr. Wright was found murdered in his bed, so the police arrested his wife. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, neighbors of the Wrights, went to Mrs….   [tags: Susan Glaspell]


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Theme Analysis of Maupassant’s The Necklace

– Guy De Maupassant’s short story “The Necklace” remarkably demonstrates how misfortune can lead to self improvement through the character Mathilde Loisel. Madame Mathilde was one of those beautiful and delightful young ladies with not very many high expectations, achievements, and no way to be accepted into the elaborate society and lifestyle in which she finds herself daydreaming about day and night. In Guy De Mauspassant’s `The Necklace,” the author examines the theme of how learning a difficult lesson about honesty can impact someone for the rest of their life….   [tags: European Literature Guy De Maupassant]


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Theme Analysis of The Poisonwood Bible by Barbra Kingsolver

– In the book The Poisonwood Bible by Barbra Kingsolver, she uses motifs and themes such as issues over the western control, religion, and the death and force of nature. In literature authors use themes as a message to create points that will help make the big picture complete. Kingsolver is using multiple themes to connect what she is portraying from her writing to the reader. These themes come in different variations, but help us understand the core of the novel and get the real meaning on what it is about….   [tags: religion, western, nature]


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Theme Analysis of To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

– To Kill A Mockingbird is a story about injustice, racism, and the co-existance of good and evil. These aspects are the result of plot development. In her novel , To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses setting to contribute to the development of the plot. Harper Lee illustrates Maycomb, Alabama as an old and prejudiced town. In the exposition, Scout Finch introduces Maycomb as town where nothing exciting happens, but throughout the novel we see many situations which have directly impacted the society….   [tags: racism, injustice, economy]


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Theme Analysis of American History by Judith Ortiz Cofer

– “American History” by Judith Ortiz Cofer is a short story set in 1963. Back then, prejudice and segregation amongst different races were still in full bloom. The protagonist, Elena is a fourteen year old girl of Puerto Rican descent who lives in Paterson, New Jersey along with her parents. Elena’s neighbor, Eugene, is a boy of European descent whom Elena likes. The story takes place the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. While the people in Elena’s community are shocked by President Kennedy’s death, Elena is dealing with her own tragedy: being shunned by Eugene’s family….   [tags: rejection, prejudice, assasination]


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Theme Analysis for Red Road and Rear Window

– … She has also decided to not use any sound effects or any Hollywood type of lighting. CCTV Surveillance The first theme, which I will be talking about, will have to be surveillance and CCTV.I believe that surveillance and CCTV in red road is used as a primary narrative for this film as Jackie the CCTV operator for red road estate, is using the surveillance to track Clyde which has got her attention when she is mislead into thinking a young girl is going to be raped by him. This however turns out they just wanted to have sex with each other which Jackie soon finds out while she watches….   [tags: film, surveillance, revenge]


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Langston Hughes- Theme Analysis

– Langston Hughes’s stories deal with and serve as a commentary of conditions befalling African Americans during the Depression Era. As Ostrom explains, “To a great degree, his stories speak for those who are disenfranchised, cheated, abused, or ignored because of race or class.” (51) Hughes’s stories speak of the downtrodden African-Americans neglected and overlooked by a prejudiced society. The recurring theme of powerlessness leads to violence is exemplified by the actions of Sargeant in “On the Road”, old man Oyster in “Gumption”, and the robber in “Why, You Reckon?” Hughes’s “On the Road” explores what happens when a powerless individual takes action on behalf of his conditions….   [tags: Poetry Poem Langston Hughes]


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Socialization in the Films The Wildchild, The Pawnbroker, and Dr. Strangelove

– Naturally, as human beings we need socialization to function. It has been stated that solitary confinement is inhumane because of the isolation one experiences. Albeit, the human races’ ability to socialize can be an asset as well as a hindrance. Being that humans have an innate capability to do positive but also negative things in the world, with no surprise socialization can turn out be a good thing or a bad thing. This can be seen in the three movies: “The Wild Child,” “The Pawnbroker,” and “Dr….   [tags: theme analysis]


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Theme Analysis of Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz

– The major disputation in the story Anna in the tropics is describes the life and situations of a Cuban-Americans working in a cigar factory. The owners and employees of the factory, spend time enjoying and memory of their native Cuba, and discussing fine article. Among the themes of the play are: tradition vs. change; male perspective vs. female perspective; nature; literature; acting; and, of course, love. The title of the play alludes to its tragic outcome: the Anna of the title refers to Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina where the romantic triangle of the classic Russian novel and the tragic ending of the adulterous affair reappear in Anna in the Tropics….   [tags: cigars, unfaithful, lover]


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Selfish Theme Analysis in Bartleby by Herman Melville

– … The narrator was extremely caring. He could have been harsh, rude, or even fire him right away but instead, he controlled his anger and examined what was happening. “For a few moments I was turned into a pillar of salt, standing at the head of my seated column of clerks. Recovering myself, I advanced towards the screen, and demanded the reason for such extraordinary conduct.”(Herman Melville, page 315). another great example is, “With any other man I should have flown out right into a dreadful passion, scorned all further words, and thrust him ignominiously from my presence….   [tags: Narrator, Attitude Story]


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Theme Analysis of D.H. Lawrence’s The Horse Dealer’s Daughter

– Theme Analysis of D.H. Lawrence’s “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” Many authors are recognized by a reoccurring theme found throughout their works. The author D.H. Lawrence can be classified into this group. He is well known for his reoccurring theme that romantic love is psychologically redeeming. He wrote “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” , a short story that exemplifies this theme quite accurately, in 1922 (Sagar 12). Through excellent use of symbolism in “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter”, Lawrence renders his theme of romantic love being psychologically redeeming through the emotional development of the two main characters, Mabel and Dr….   [tags: D H Lawrence Horse Dealer Daughter Essays Papers]


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Theme Analysis of Carson McCuller’s A Domestic Dilemma

– Theme Analysis of Carson McCuller’s “A Domestic Dilemma” Carson McCuller’s story “A Domestic Dilemma” depicts a family torn by both compassion and suffering. Martin, a loving and understanding husband must deal with his family’s problems. Martin’s wife, Emily, distraught by her new environment, initiates her family’s difficulties with her drinking habits. The story examines a family’s severe problems, and yet also illustrates the depth of love and loyalty that allows people to survive adversity….   [tags: essays research papers]


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Theme Analysis of Their Eyes Were Watching God

– Theme Analysis of Their Eyes Were Watching God Alice Walker depicts Zora Neale Hurston’s work as providing the African-American literary community with its prime symbol of “racial health – a sense of black people as complete, complex, undiminished human beings” (190). Appropriately, Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937, provides an enlightening look at the journey of one of these undiminished human beings, Janie Crawford….   [tags: Papers]


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Brave New World Theme Analysis

– "’God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness.’" So says Mustapha Mond, the World Controller for Western Europe in Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World. In doing so, he highlights a major theme in this story of a Utopian society. Although the people in this modernized world enjoy no disease, effects of old age, war, poverty, social unrest, or any other infirmities or discomforts, Huxley asks ‘is the price they pay really worth the benefits?’ This novel shows that when you must give up religion, high art, true science, and other foundations of modern life in place of a sort of unending happiness, it is not worth the sacrifice….   [tags: essays research papers]


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Research Analysis of Theme in Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie

– The Reality of Illusions: Research Analysis of Theme in Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie Reflective of the depressed age it was written in, Tennessee Williams play, The Glass Menagerie, reveals a host of antisocial personalities, each with their own psychosis and methodology of self-medicating. This glimpse into the lives of the Wingfield family’s dysfunction is both sobering and memorable. When brought to the stage as was originally intended, William’s play articulates each character’s quirkiness and in doing so, bears witness to the different illusions, delusions, and fantasy they use as coping mechanisms….   [tags: the plot, unrealized dreams, amanda]


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Shakespeares A Midsummer Night’s Dream Theme Analysis Essay

– … Bottom the Weaver for example is given an ass’s head thanks to Oberon and Robin. In addition, the potion the fairy queen receives causes her to fall in love with Bottom. However they put him asleep and in a matter of minutes he goes from a fairy king to wondering if it was all just a dream, stating “Man is but an ass if he go about expound this dream. Methought I was-there is no man can tell what.” (IV.1.135) Bottom is hopelessly confused as the fairies play a nasty trick on him, however you can see that Bottom does realize that there is some truth to his tale and declares that his dream was a vision deserving of being in a play….   [tags: love, robin, reality, dream]


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Positive Messages about the Human Spirit in Romeo and Juliet

– … And technically the couple does end up together but not in the way they had hoped. After Juliet discovers she is to be married to Paris, she goes to Friar Lawrence, the only person she has left to see if there was anything she could do to delay or stop the marriage. His words to her were, “Hold, daughter. I do spy a kind of hope,” in Act IV, Scene i, line 68. This is before he tells her of the herb that will put her into a deathlike state to trick the rest of the family into thinking she was dead….   [tags: Shakespeare plays, theme analysis]


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Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and Swifts’ ‘Gulliver’s Travels’

– Orwell and Swift represent satirical scientific writers at opposing ends of ideology and a historical era. Swifts’ Tory anarchism and Orwell’s socialist beliefs would lead the audience to expect two very different views on progress. However, both choose to parody and satire progress to create fear and debate in the public domain. By examining the historical contexts in the themes of progress, anti-enlightenment and technology, it can be seen that the misuse of progress is feared in the time of Orwell and Swift….   [tags: Historical Context, Theme, Analysis]


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Suji Kwock Kim’s Monologue for an Onion

– Truth comes from feelings and experiences influenced by values and society. Images of wants and needs are created based on perceptions and daily life practices of the things people think should be. In the poem “Monologue for an Onion” by Suji Kwock Kim, the author depicts a reality of truth and perception among the use of tone. By exploring the values of structure, and theme, one analyzes the truths behind the poem and relates the pitiful and mocking tone to important attributes of each character….   [tags: Tone, Theme, Analysis]


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The Epic of Gilgamesh: Tablet One

– The Gilgamesh Epic is among the earliest works in history and is categorized under epic poems. Originating from Mesopotamia, the poem consists of twelve tablets covering the relationship between the main character Gilgamesh and Enkidu who is his closest male companion. The narration is done in past tense trying to bring out the fact that the poem is Gilgamesh own wordings and he wrote it by himself. ‘The Epic of Gilgamesh” commemorates historical deeds and people as it breaks down Gilgamesh life experiences that were characterized by grief, heroism, and his wisdom in a universal and perpetual process….   [tags: Character, Theme Analysis]


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Henrich Ibsen and Feminism

– On May 26th, 1898, Henrich Ibsen attended a banquet held by the Woman’s Rights League. At the banquet, a toast was made to him as having had worked for the woman’s right movement. The women had taken his works, most notably A Doll’s House, as being a feminist play. Ibsen, however, denounced the toast as not accurately describing his purpose. I thank you for the toast, but must disclaim the honor of having consciously worked for Woman’s Rights movement….. True enough, it is desirable to solve the woman problem….but my task has been the description of humanity….   [tags: A Doll’s House, theme analysis]


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Tale of Two Cities Essay

– Certain themes present themselves throughout Charles Dickens’ famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities. These themes of love, good versus evil, and the class of upper and lower classes permeate the entire book. However, one such theme stands out. The theme of redemption also manifests itself in every part of the novel. Redemption and resurrection attract the reader’s attention because of the obvious biblical parallels. Dickens writes these themes into A Tale of Two Cities for this exact reason. In exploring right vs….   [tags: Charles Dickens, Theme, Analysis]


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The Rocking-Horse Winner, Theme Analysis

– The story “The Rocking-Horse Winner” written by D. H. Lawrence tells of a young boy named Paul who tries to win his mother’s affection by giving her that which she seems to want more than anything else, MONEY. The house in which the family lives is haunted by a voice that speaks the phrase, “There must be more money!” Everyone in the house can hear the voice but nobody ever acknowledges it. Paul and the family gardener, Bassett, begin to talk about horse races one day and they soon begin to bet on them….   [tags: European Literature]


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Analysis of the Theme of "the Story of an Hour"

– Analysis of the central theme of “The Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin Marriage is a sacred, long-standing institution. However, there are times in which the relationship between a wife and her spouse is merely a master-and-slave one. Not until the 1960s did women begin to speak up their voice and require their right of freedom. In her influential work of feminism “The Story of An Hour,” Kate Chopin reflects the gloomy marital status of the women in the early 1900s through the life of the protagonist, Mrs….   [tags: American Literature]


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Theme Analysis of Short Stories The Lottery and Harrison Bergeron by Jackson and Vonnegut

– Shirley Jacksons short story The lottery and Kurt Vonnegut’s short story, Harrison Bergeron are both dystopian texts. They demonstrate a way of life that violates our sense or rightfulness but are found acceptable and ordinary to the characters. A dystopian world is often propagandized as being a utopia and has a futuristic totalitarian or authoritarian government that exerts complete control over the public which results in the loss of individuality and freedom. Even though both texts have entirely dissimilar concepts the reader can still recognise the depraved and immoral lives the characters believe are essential to their way of life….   [tags: dystopia, equality, immoral]


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Theme Analysis of 3 Stories from Poe

– Poe’s treatment toward the power differential theme in “Metzengerstein”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, and “Hop Frog” all deal with the son like characters attempt to rise from the shadows of the father figure. Poe first categorizes each characters position by pointing out their weaknesses and strengths. Then Poe develops the uprising of the son like characters against the father figures all fail to triumph at the end because they fail to keep the dead buried. Except in Hop Frog where he overcomes and breaks free from the constraints of the dominant figure, the King….   [tags: Comparative Literature]


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An analysis of A Doll’s House main theme: Independence

– … Torvald believes Nora lacks an understanding of money and debts, yet Nora shows initiative, independence and an ability to govern her own money when she procures it from Krogstad. Although Nora is secretive about the crime she committed, which is forging her father’s name in order to borrow money; she does it to save her husband. During Act I when Nora is speaking to Mrs. Linde about someday revealing to Torvald about the secret loan Nora exclaims: “One day I might, yes. Many years from now, when I’ve lost my looks a little….   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, Nora Helmer, literary analysis]


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The Madonna and Child by Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni and La Toilette by Richard Miller

– The Madonna and Child, created by Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni between 1410 and 1415, is an iconographic painting of the Virgin Mary (left) and a chubby baby Jesus (right). The panel is painted with tempera and the halos around Mary’s and Jesus’s heads are made from goldleaf. La Toilette, painted by Richard Miller in 1910, is an Impressionist painting of a woman putting on her make up. He uses this subject to compare putting on makeup to applying oil paint on a canvas. In order to create the desired impact on the viewer of their paintings, Cenni and Miller use similar stylistic techniques to portray their female subjects….   [tags: painting technique and theme analysis]


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The Cherry Orchard and A Doll’s House.

– People bring their downfalls upon themselves. Do certain habitually practice leave them wondering what wrong they did. Torvald from Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Madame Ranevsky from Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard are left to start afresh at the end of the plays after they neglected a key element in their lives. Torvald toys with Nora, his wife, fulfilling only his wants and only his needs and abases her; never considering her his equal. The fallacious choice Madame Ranevsky makes concerning her home and family leads them to destitution and separation….   [tags: Neglect, Theme Analysis]


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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

– Daniel Keyes “Flowers for Algernon” exploits the change in relationships through the protagonist, Charlie Gordon. In the beginning of the novel Charlie is numb. His emotional and intellectual abilities have not developed. He believes his coworkers: Joe, Frank, and Gimpy are his true friends. Charlie Gordon does not feel intimacy physically or emotionally toward anyone and does not know much about his family. Relationships in Flowers for Algernon continue to manifest during the entire story line….   [tags: relationship changes, theme analysis]


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The Yin Yang in Macbeth

– The yin yang circle resembles two complete opposites and show that they connect and support each other, similar to how Macbeth’s actions have shown both righteous and villainy sides combined in the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Although Macbeth is shown as greedy, evil, and cold blooded, none of his doings should be blamed on him. Many foul factors aid in creating his wicked actions such as his ambition-driven wife and his longing of recognition and power in which he is influenced into. In the dark room of his guided treacherous deeds sparks a candlelight of his loyalty and value of friendship, his rectitude, and his hesitation to beckon to his influentials….   [tags: Shakespeare plays, theme analysis]


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Good vs. Evil in The Odyssey and The Lord of the Flies

– Good vs. Evil is a prominent theme in both The Odyssey and The Lord of the Flies through the characterization and plot elements. This is shown in both through internal and external conflicts. The theme also makes both stories more compelling, as it can be applied to real life situations. In The Odyssey, Good vs. Evil is present internally in Odysseus. He constantly has to make decisions for the good of him and his men. One example of this is during the persuasion of Odysseus by the sirens to their island….   [tags: William Golding and Homer, theme analysis]


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Hills Like White Elephants, a Theme Analysis

– Ernest Hemmingway uses time, place, and symbolism in “Hills like White Elephants” to intensify the central dilemma in a story about a man and a woman deciding on whether to go through with an abortion. Although a literal reading of the title may not seem to have any relation to the story, the title is rich in implications. Critics suggest that “Hills” refers to the shape of a woman’s stomach when pregnant, and Webster’s 21st Century Dictionary defines white elephant as: “[An] awkward, useless possession.” The term is also defined in Webster’s as an item that is worthless to some but priceless to others….   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]


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An Analysis of Theme in Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown

– Nathaniel Hawthorne, in his short story “Young Goodman Brown,” details the frailty of human morality when he has the story’s protagonist (Goodman Brown) journey through the forest on All Hollows Eve to witness/participate in a witches’ Sabbath just to see what evil/sin is all about. During Young Goodman Brown’s journey, his faith is shaken as he witnesses those he respects the most also journeying to and participating in the witch’s Sabbath. In “Young Goodman Brown,” Nathaniel Hawthorne demonstrates that an idealistic faith in our fellow man’s righteousness could lead to disappointment, distrust, and fear….   [tags: Young Goodman Brown]


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George Orwell’s Animal Farm

– The Power of Sound “He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.” —Joseph Conrad This power of sound has aided in the successful controlling of many peoples throughout history, however, the communist takeover in Russia revolutionized it. Propaganda became increasingly important as Stalin’s regime did not become what the public had expected and people grew frustrated. One such person who did not approve of the new Soviet Union and its new brand of socialism was George Orwell….   [tags: the power of sound theme analysis]


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Dante Alligheri’s Divine Comedy

– Conflict can be found in many stories and it is one of the key pieces to making a story. Without a central conflict in a story the story will seem generic or boring. Writers like to put a conflict in the story to add life to their work and keep the reader interested in what they are reading. It is a way to keep the reader wondering what happens next. In the Divine Comedy, Dante’s Inferno, the main character in the story, Dante, encounters all five types of the different conflicts on his journey through Hell….   [tags: theme analysis, Conflict]


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Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

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                 In the novel A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. One of the most important themes is about friendship growing through conflict. This theme also includes friends resolving differences, giving forgiveness, and accepting the strengths and weaknesses of each other. The two main characters go through all of these phases in their relationship.
                
    A good friendship cannot exist without conflicts. All friendships have some problems, even the best friendships. Conflict is what makes friendships stronger and stronger as you stay friends through conflicts. An example of conflicts between two friends is Gene and Finny. In their friendship conflict did not get resolved right away; it kept on growing and building up because Gene could not get himself to tell Finny what really happened at the tree. They just kept putting it off until Gene finally told Finny. This conflict got worse until Finny broke his leg twice. It was finally resolved when Gene snuck into the infirmary and he and Finny both agreed that it must have been some kind of blind impulse that made him shake the tree. That is an example of a good friendship with a big conflict that almost ruined a friendship.
                
    Conflict between friends can be resolved. Conflict in a friendship can take a long time and be very difficult to resolve. Sometimes for a conflict in a friendship to be resolved a person must resolve their inner conflicts and conquer their fear of it. An example of this from the novel is when Gene is battling with himself over how to tell Finny what he did. The conflict can only be resolved when the two people acknowledge that the conflict is there and they are willing to solve it.
                
    In a good friendship, a person has to accept a friend's strengths and weaknesses. This is important because no one is perfect and if you can’t accept a friend's strengths and weaknesses then you won't have many friends. An example from the novel is the way Finny accepts …

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