The Enigma of Arrival by V.S. Naipaul Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, also more generally know with his abbreviated name of V.S. Naipaul, is an English novelist who also indulged into writing essays throughout this life which he primarily spent in the United Kingdom. Originally, Naipaul comes from Trinidad where he was born on August 17, 1932 while also inhibiting Indian descent. Digging into his personal life, Naipaul was married to an English woman by the name of Patricia Hale for a ...
Comparisons between Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith's 10 Things I Hate About You and William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and references to William Shakespeare's “Sonnet 141” Numerous different people have adapted or remade William Shakespeare's work The Taming of the Shrew since he wrote it. One of those adaptations is Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith's 10 Things I Hate About You and has many direct and indirect references to Shakespeare's The Taming…....
"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies" Aristotle, Lives of eminent Philosophers, (2010) Wikipedia dictionary online. Available from: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Aristotle. Accessed 17 July 2010 Nowadays, People live in a new society where often nobody stops what they are doing in order to be worry about the others. People live in a selfish world where the people's feelings have gone into the background, giving more importance to economic and social stability rather...
Innocence in Catcher in the Rye If there were one word to tell what the theme of the book was it would be innocence. How we are all innocent at some point, how to try to keep our innocence, and how no one can keep their innocence forever. We all fall from our innocence. Adam and Eve fell from grace and innocence and set the tone for all of our lives. Throughout the whole book Holden is trying to make people keep their innocence and he wants to hold onto it himself. What he needs to learn...
Moby-Dick - An Adult Book of a Different Kind Moby Dick is strictly for adults, which is not to say it's salacious or titillating (which, after all, is really just an appeal to that which is most adolescent in us). No, Moby Dick is a book for people who have experienced something of life, felt the painful disappointment of easy answers, smelled the fear of their own mortality and searched frantically for a solution to the puzzle of being alive. The fact that this book is often assigned to...
There are few things that can stand the test of times, storytelling being one of these. Stories have been recorded and read for hundreds even thousands of years. Currently they are told through a variety of mediums, books, movies, play and a variety of other methods. With there being so many stories, there are bound to be reoccurring themes. These are often classified as archetypes or "a model or pattern" (Britannica). There is one that I find in the most common types of stories that...
Goethe in Faust and Shelley in Frankenstein, wrap their stories around two men whose mental and physical actions parallel one another. Both stories deal with characters, who strive to be the ├╝bermensch in their world. In Faust, the striving fellow, Faust, seeks physical and mental wholeness in knowledge and disaster in lust. In Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein struggles for control over one aspect of nature and disastrously, through the monster, nature controls him to a much greater degree....
Drama In her article “dead husbands” Kelly Marsh compares “trifles” which is a play by Susan Glaspell's from the year 1916 to the 2001 movie “legally blonde”. “Legally blonde” and the “trifles” both underline the continuity in women issue and the focus will be on power, and justice of the roles of then main characters. “Trifles” emphasize on the importance of women sticking together, the options which are needed by...
“The Story of Deidre” is an Irish-Celtic story that included many Celtic traditions. The Celts were very religious and superstitious, if you will, and had many odd traditions to follow in everyday life. “The Story of Deidre” was probably believed to be true and offered as a lesson to teach Celtic ways, and it was probably used wisely and succeeded in teaching the Celtic ways. The Celts believed in following traditions and every way of everyday life. “The Story of...
Enormous human effort was involved. Anyone who witnessed the invasion was overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the endeavor, from the fleet size to the bombers that flew throughout the night before the landings. Comparable energy is required to do justice to such a huge story as was shown by the operation's planners. An all round view of battlefield is provided in this book by Antony Beevor – soldiers slaughtering each other, directions of commanders, the terrified French civilians...