Significance of Pearl's Behavior in the "Scarlet Letter" Pearl’s behavior toward her mother and Reverend Dimmesdale is very unique to the storyline. Her behavior could be characterized as a chameleon where she is part of everything around her and the changes that occur externally affect her internally. Ever since Pearl was born she has been regarded as the reincarnation of her mothers sin. The community thinks of her just like they think of the scarlet letter on her mother. Pearls...
20000 Leagues Under The Sea The year 1866 is an important time in nautical history. It is the year that the world was first terrified by an amazing ocean going monster, the Nautilus. During that year several ships had met with this "thing," a long slender object far greater in size than any creature known to man. After numerous sightings and the pass of many months the "monster" began attacking any vessel that drew near. This alarmed all the world's nations and the United States decided...
Many Hidden Messages in The Red Convertible The short story by Louise Erdrich “The Red Convertible” contains so many symbols that upon first reading it you might miss them. By studying a little about the beliefs of the Chippewa people though you are able to pull a few of the symbols out of the story. At first glance you see that it is a story about the relationship between the two main characters who are brothers living on a reservation in North Dakota. The brothers’...
Ah, "Dracula". Is there a single book in the English language the more people know better? Well, actually, yes, because the truth of the matter is people who think they KNOW everything there is to know about the story probably have never read the book cover to cover. I realized this about half way in. So much our culture "knows" about vampires and Dracula having nothing to with the text of the book, but originate from Hollywood. There's not a whole lot of reason to go into the plot too...
Hamlet As An Ideal Hero Hamlet as an ideal hero By: john mathers Hamlet's Delay We often wonder why Shakespeare's character Hamlet, in the play Hamlet, waited so long after bring told by the ghost, about the evil deed, before carrying out his plan. Everyone contains a tinge of Hamlet in his or her feelings, wants, and worries. Hamlet is not like other tragic heroes of his period. He stands apart from other Shakespeare's heroes in his much discussed innocence. Is this supposed tragic hero maybe...
Analysis of Italian Renaissance Literature The Italian Renaissance began around the fifteenth century, affecting all fields of human endeavor-literature; these included the arts, sciences, religion and politics: This time was also known as prosperity and expansion that displayed a new mood of confidence. The Early Renaissance in England: The first Tudor monarch started with Henry VII, during this decade and a half of the fifteenth century was mostly concerned with healing the wound of...
In the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus is a classic tragic hero. According to Aristotle's definition, Oedipus is a tragic hero because he is a king whose life falls apart when he finds out his life story. There are a number of characteristics described by Aristotle that identify a tragic hero. For example, a tragic hero must cause his own downfall; his fate is not deserved, and his punishment exceeds the crime; he also must be of noble stature and have greatness. Oedipus is in love with...
Critical Analysis of Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" "Young Goodman Brown", by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story that is thick with allegory. "Young Goodman Brown" is a moral story which is told through the perversion of a religious leader. In "Young Goodman Brown", Goodman Brown is a Puritan minister who lets his excessive pride in himself interfere with his relations with the community after he meets with the devil, and causes him to live the life of an exile in his own community. ...
Symbolism in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury is a futuristic novel, taking the reader to a time where books and thinking are outlawed. In a time so dreadful where those who want to better themselves by thinking, and by reading are outlaws as well. Books and ideas are burned, books are burned physically, where as ideas are burned from the mind. Bradbury uses literary devices, such as symbolism, but it is the idea he wants to convey that makes this novel so...
The Early Life of Harry Potter Have you ever dreamed of saving a prince or princess? Dreamed of a land of magic and wonder or ever thought you had magical powers that you are not fully aware of? Well if you have you might want to look in the exciting and magical book Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. “After reading this entrancing fantasy, readers will be convinced that they, too, could take the train to Hogwarts School, if only they could find Platform Nine and Three...