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...
Animalism vs. Marxism Characters, items, and events found in George Orwells book, Animal Farm, can be compared to similar characters, items, and events found in Marxism and the 1917 Russian Revolution. This comparison will be shown by using the symbolism that is in the book with similarities found in the Russian Revolution. Old Major was a prized-boar that belonged to Farmer Jones. The fact that Old Major is himself a boar was to signify that radical change and revolution are, themselves,...
Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild, we follow a dog named Buck through his journey through the Klondike. We experience a transformation in him, as he adapts to the cold, harsh land where he is forced to toil in the snow, just to help men find a shiny metal. Buck seems to almost transform into a different dog by the end of the book. In this essay, I will go over what Buck was like, how and why he was forced to adapt to his new environment, and what he changed into. When we first met up...
This paper examines some of the female characters in the two books Ulysses and Mrs. Dalloway and discusses various aspects of their sexuality. I Introduction Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and Ulysses by James Joyce are two of the most difficult and densely layered works in the English language. The sexuality of the characters is very subtly drawn; the sensuousness is woven throughout the books and is such an intrinsic part of both that finding specific, individual episodes is not as...
American Life Explored in "The Grapes of Wrath" When first released in 1939, The Grapes of Wrath, written by novelist John Steinbeck, created quite a stir among Americans still coping with the depression. It tells the story of the Joad family from the time of their eviction on their farm in Oklahoma, to their first winter in California. The novel is basically divided into three sections: their time in Oklahoma, their journey to a "better" life in California, and their time while in...