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Crime And Punishment - Russian
... I (in full Nikolay Pavlovich), Russian emperor from 1825 to 1855, was often considered the personification of classic autocracy; for his reactionary policies, he has been called the emperor who froze Russia for 30 years. Autocracy meant the affirmation and maintenance of the absolute power of the sovereign, which was considered the indispensable foundation of the Russian state. His impulse was always to strike and keep striking until the object of his wrath was destroyed. Aggressiveness, however, was not the Emperor's only method of coping with the problems of life. He also used regimentation, orderliness, neatne ...
The War Ridden Soldier
... works their relationship progresses. Frederick slowly falls in love with her and in his love for her, he finds commitment. At the conclusion of the novel, Frederick realizes that he cannot base his life on another person or thing because it will eventually leave him. Catherine Barkley is an English nurse who serves in Italy. On the other hand Catherine is experienced when it comes to love since she has already lost a loved one which was killed earlier in the war. Hemingway also lets us know Catherine already has the knowledge that her life cannot be dependent on another through her husband's death. This all set ...
The Scarlet Letter: Pearl - The Living Symbol
... what she says,' began the minister, with a
voice sweet, tremulous, but powerful, insomuch that the hall reechoed, and
the hollow armor rang with it - 'truth in what Hester says, and in the
feeling which inspires her!'"(110)Ö
"'I must be even so,' resumed the minister.'" " 'This child of its
father's guilt and its mother's shame hath come from the hand of God, to
work in many ways upon her heart, who pleads so earnestly, and with such
bitterness of spirit, the right to keep her. It was meant, doubtless, as
the mother herself hath told us, for a retribution too; a torture to be
felt at many an unthought-of mo ...
The Scarlet Letter: Guilt, Strength And Revenge
... Dimmesdale is a hypocritical character who dies because of the anguish he feels and the pressure applied by the Puritan society.
The Scarlet Letter is a book that contains and utilizes symbols within its characters and its setting. One very important symbol and character was Pearl Prynne, the daughter of the adulteress. Throughout the story Pearl is shown looking at or playing with the scarlet letter on her mother's bosom so as to mock her. "... Pearl took some eelgrass and imitated, as best she could, on her own bosom, the decoration with which she was so familiar on her mother's - a letter - the letter "A"... (Hawt ...
Pride And Prejudice
... trait in several characters in "Pride and
Prejudice" although it is hard to find one character who portrays prejudice
alone, throughout the novel. When prejudice does occur in this novel, Jane
Austen has shown it in the hands of a notoriously proud character. Because
prejudice is not personified (ie. depicted as a major characteristic flaw)
I believe that it was not to be the object of Jane Austen's sharper
Jane Austen has depicted pride in her minor (functional) characters
as a means of demonstrating it's importance as a theme of this novel. Lady
Catherine is one of the main offenders, her airs, arroganc ...
The Reaper's Image
is no friction tape on the mirror, Spangler becomes sick and leaves for the
bathroom. The story ends with Carlin waiting for Spangler to return.
I thought that this story was very good, because it started off really
slow and worked it's way into a really interesting plot. I liked the end
because it never really finished, it left the ending up to the reader. This
seems to be a common theme in a lot of Stephen King's stories. He likes to
leave the reader in suspense, and keep them wondering.
Here There Be Tygers
This story is about a little boy named Charles who is in elementary
school. He has to go to t ...
The Metamorphosis: Patriarchy
... and compare it to instances in Japan.
In the beginning of "The Metamorphosis," we can tell from the way
Gregor's family is organized that Gregor is the 'father figure,' in that
he is the primary breadwinner and the one who makes most of the decisions
for his family. On page 1781, we can see Gregor thinking that me would
"take charge of the family's affairs again," hence showing that before he
turned into a bug, he was the dominant person in the family. He is the only
person in the family who actually goes out to earn money. His father has
already retired, while his mother and sister, following the stand ...
Escaping The Fog Of Pride And Prejudice
yes to a man who she is determined to hate. At the Meryton ball she had
quickly made a sketch of Darcy's character. Compared to Jane who "never
[sees] a fault in any body" (11), she doesn't believe only the best in
everyone. She is usually right about people. From simply hearing Mr.
Collins' letter, she asks if he is a sensible man, which he proves not to
be. She is precisely perceptive of everyone except Wikham and Darcy.
At the Meryton ball, Darcy is very reserved. He refuses to dance
with Elizabeth when Bingley asks him to, saying that Elizabeth is not
handsome enough to tempt him. Elizabeth's pride ...
The Great Gatsby: The Green Light
... is. A symbol cannot be seen as a sign. The two are
very different. A sign is an object which signifies something else. For
example, a green traffic light instructs drivers to proceed. A symbol is
much more complex than this. A symbol may also stand for something else as
seen in its simplest case. A symbol sums up a large number of ideas and
attitudes. The complexity of a symbol may be more intense than a sign
because it can have several meanings in different situations. (Beckson and
The green light is first mentioned in chapter one of the Great
Gatsby. Nick, the narrator of the novel, sees Gats ...
1984: Socialism, Fascism, Or Communism
... to a life dominated by Socialism, Fascism, or Communism.
Socialism demands state ownership and control of the basic means of production and distribution of wealth. Both of these are going on in the book. The Inner Party controls business, and I donít think that anyone can have private profits. They all have apartments, no houses or privately owned residents, and all eat and work in similar environments. All of these are signs of Socialism. There are classes of people, though, (the proles are different from the others), and this is not a trait of Socialism.
Communism also calls for no private property while t ...