Comparing Oedipus Rex And Beowulf In both of these stories, “Oedipus Rex” and “Beowulf” there are many various attitudes and representations of fate portrayed. These characters each showed “fate” by their experiences and ways of life throughout the stories. They also showed traits of leadership, dignity, and honor. The characters, “Oedipus” and “ Beowulf”, both show strong leadership qualities but are uniquely different in their...
Critical Analysis of "The Waters of Babylon" Stephen Vincent Benét wrote the novel in 1937. The novel is fiction and takes place in and around New York in the future. The world as we know it has been completely destroyed, properly by one or several atom bombs. Many places have been intoxi-cated and only the priests are allowed to go there. Only a few people have survived and they have gathered in tribes, who fight each other. The main character in the novel is a boy, from the Hill people,...
Edgar Allan Poe tells a story of cold, calculated revenge upon the character Fortunato for some insult that is unknown to the reader. He seeks revenge in the name of the Montresor family in accordance with their motto displayed on their coat of arms: "Nemo me impune lacessit."("No one harms me unpunished.") The central idea is that Montresor, the protagonist, wishes for Fortunato to suffer. He will derive much pleasure from watching him suffer as he dies and tries, in vain, to escape his tomb....
Comparing Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, both modern poets, have many similarities, not only in their writing, but emotionally as well. Bishop dedicates her poem, “The Armadillo,” to Lowell. Remarkably, Lowell’s poem, “Skunk Hour,” is dedicated to Bishop in the same manner. That is not the only similarity. Both Bishop and Lowell use symbols to convey the relationships between humans and nature. Personification...
The Green Dream in the Great Gatsby When was the last time you looked at something so hard, hoping you would get something out of it? Well, that's what Gatsby does in this novel. In the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the green light to represent Gatsby’s longing for Daisy and the fact that the American Dream can not be achieved because of the structured class system. In this book, it shows that you can not move up and down in class ranks. Once you are in one rank, then you...
What Techniques Are Used By Bradbury And Wells To Create, Develop, and Sustain Tension Within Their Stories? Firstly, dramatic tension is a literary device designed to provoke fear, suspense or excitement in a reader. Both Bradbury and Wells use it in their respective texts – however they do not use it in identical ways. Many similarities can be drawn between the texts but there are crucial differences in the use of this device that are not so evident. Characterisation is used by...
Thomas Putnam Background Thomas Putnam was the eldest son of the richest man in the village He is a religious man deeply interested in religious affairs He had endured hardship as he fought the Indians at Narragansett Married to Anne Putnam Seven of his children have died before they were baptized “I have lied seven babies unbaptized in the earth” Mr. Putnam also has a daughter who has taken ill like Betty (Ruth) Physical Appearance Mr. Putnam is nearing fifty Temperament He...
The Odyssey is about Ulysses and his crew trying to make it home to Ithaca. Ulysses has plenty of misfortunes on his way home and a little bit of good luck. "Yet all gods had pitied Lord Odysseus, all but Poseidon, raging cold and rough against the brave king till he came ashore at last on his own land." (line 10) This line shows that The Odyssey has gods and humans interacting. Gods and goddesses interfere and influence actions often. One of the gods who does not like Ulysses and does...
Detailed Plot Summary of Macbeth On a stormy night, Scottish armies managed to suppress a rebellion, largely through the valor of two noblemen Macbeth and Banquo. They had also frustrated a Viking invasion that had received assistance from a prominent Scotsman, the Thane of Cawdor' When news of these two events reached Duncan, King of Scotland, he was delighted with Macbeth's performance, but insisted that Cawdor's treason warranted his death. Accordingly, the king declared that Cawdor be...
Critical Analysis of Virgil's Aeneid In The Aeneid, Virgil uses many prophecies. They begin in the first few lines and last throughout the poem. Many are directed toward Aeneas, but some are to his relatives and friends. The prophecies shown allow the reader to better understand the situation and also provide insight about Rome. Prophecies are an important key to The Aeneid. Prophecies are very important to Virgil’s The Aeneid. Early on, Virgil does not hide what will happen, but...