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Willy (Death of A Salesman) Vs Walter (A Raisin in the Sun) A good drama is based on a strong set of characters. For instance, a good collection of characters will lead the audience to identify the characters with something in the real world and get emotionally involved with the characters. Every individual has its own character, which is composed of personalities, behaviors and individualities. The audience compare characters to evaluate and relate the characters' experiences to their own li

Written on the wings of a long lost trip.. April 19, 1999 A gross and sickening introspective look into the mind of a truly demented person.. You better believe.. C'mon mothers, set your children free. Let them run with us, in the forests and the streams. Let them dwell amongst us, may we all get along? I remember what happened last time your children freed themselves, all hell broke loose. That won't happen again though, we promise. Sign the permission slip and let them follow us..

A RAISIN IN THE SUN KEY LITERARY ELEMENTS SETTING The action of the play takes place in the poor South side of Chicago, sometime after World War II, probably around 1959. Most of the action takes place in the apartment of the Youngers, especially in the living/dining room and near the bathroom that they share with the Johnson family. Some of the action also takes place in the kitchen and in the two small bedrooms. The first bedroom is shared by Mama and her daughter,

William Blake s Relevance to the Modern World William Blake s Relevance to the Modern World William Blake, who lived in the latter half of the eighteenth century and the early part of the nineteenth, was a profoundly stirring poet who was, in large part, responsible for bringing about the Romantic movement in poetry; was able to achieve "remarkable results with the simplest means"; and was one of several poets of the time who restored "rich musicality to the language" (Appelbaum v). His rese

“Conflict in an American family” The play “A Raisin in the Sun” illustrates three main conflicts in the younger family life; they are internal, social, and interpersonal. The conflicts in the story give insight as to who the characters are and what they really want out of life. Conflict is one of the underlying themes in the play, which was written by Lorraine Hansberry, it helps to tell the story and explain the situation that the Younger family is in. The ch

Through the character Rorshach, The Watchmen explores the issues of nature verses nurture for him. Moore adds that a super hero, can be a psychological argument. A super hero is neither born nor shaped by environment, it is the creation of an alter ego to suppress childhood conflicting inner issues. Rorshach dealt with issues as a young child that rationalized in his mind to hide behind a costume and a mask in order to live. The first character the book introduces to the reader to is Ro

Addie Bundren Addie Bundren conjures up the central darkness derived from her death and directly or indirectly causes actions in which each Bundren character takes advantage of Addie. With the character's actions revolving around her death, William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying reveals the truth about the people who surround a person may take advantage of him or her. The death of Addie Bundren shapes all of the character's actions in life including Addie's final request before her death

Book Review: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison Jeffrey Reiman is the author of several books, including Abortion and the Ways We Value Life. His some of his other works are Critical Moral Liberalism: Theory & Practice, Justice and Modern Moral Philosophy, -- and the Poor Get Prison: Economic Bias in American Criminal Justice. The main theme of this book is just what the title is, the rich get richer and the poor get prison, which occurs because of our present economic system. In

Anyone who has read any of Mark Twain s books can clearly see that he has some real problems with the way that society works. In his novel entitled The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain uses a mixture of satire and sarcasm to mock the society in which he lives. I am not as good a writer as he but I too find some problems in the society in which I find myself. I went through the book and tried to find areas of society in which we both have difficulties. In this essay I go in depth with

Hand Maids TaleIn Margaret Atwoods novel, "The Handmaids Tale", the birth rate in the United States had dropped so low that extremists decided to take matters into their own hands by killing off the government, taking over themselves, and reducing the womens role in society to that of a silent birthing machine. One handmaid describes what happened and how it came about as she, too, is forced to comply with the new order. Before the new order, known as the Sons of Jacob, took over, women

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley The author Aldous Leonard Huxley was born in Surrey, England, on July 26, 1894, third son of Dr. Leonard Huxley and Julia Arnold. He is the grandson of T.H. Huxley, the scientist. Aldous Huxley was educated at Eton, which he left at seventeen owing to an affliction of the eyes which left him practically blind for two or three years. This event prvented him from becoming a doctor, for which he was grateful later on. The book Brave New World was written in 1932

In Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, Milkman Dead becomes a man by learning to respect and to listen to women. In the first part of the novel, he emulates his father, by being deaf to women's wisdom and women's needs, and casually disrespecting the women he should most respect. He chooses to stray from his father's example and leaves town to obtain his inheritance and to become a self-defined man. From Circe, a witch figure, he is inspired to be reciprocal, and through his struggle for equality

Why Does Zach Like Those So Much? Zach Dotsey English 101 Section 30 12 December, 1996 Third and Final Draft When many people hear about the X-Men, they think of a silly kid s comic book, but that is not so. X-Men, actually most comic books in general, are a unique blend of two classic art forms; drawings, sometimes even paintings, and storytelling. A comic artist must be able to convey the right mood and feeling for his or her art. They must also be able to f

A Raisin in the Sun - Context Lorraine Hansberry was born in Chicago on May 19, 1930, the youngest of four children. Her family lived, at the time, on the Southside, in a neighborhood that was entirely black. During this era, segregation--the enforced separation of whites and blacks was still legal, and widespread throughout the south. Northern states, including Hansberry's own Illinois, had no official policy of segregation, but were generally self-segregated along racial and economic lines.

In the book Body Count: Moral Poverty and How to Win America s War Against Drugs. By William J. Bennet, John J. DiIiulio, and John P. Walters, we learn about crime on the streets, the causes, what is being done to reduce it, and what should be done to end it. Our authors state that crime is a result of moral poverty. They define moral poverty as the poverty of being without loving, capable, responsible adults who teach right from wrong. ( Bennet 1996) throughout this paper I will discu

The Wu Way, the Pooh Wei Winnie the Pooh has a certain way about him, a way of doing things which has made him the world's most beloved bear. And Pooh's Way, as Benjamin Hoff brilliantly demonstrates, seems strangely close to the ancient Chinese principles of Taoism. The 'Tao of Pooh' explains Taoism by Winnie the Pooh and explaines Winnie the Pooh by Taoism. It makes you understand what A.A. Milne probably meant when he said he didn't write the Pooh-books for children in the first place. In

Early in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, Offred says, after having seen a group of Japanese women wearing short skirts, rather than the typical, compulsory dress of Gilead: "We are fascinated, but also repelled. They seem undressed. It has taken so little time to change our minds about things like this" This illustrates how the minds of the population have been manipulated to make them comply with the Government’s views. Like in most totalitarian societies, the Gilea

Valley of the Dolls Valley of the Dolls, by Jacqueline Susann chronicles the life of a three young girls working to overcome pain, hardships, and drug abuse and cope with fame, all the while handling the pressure of everyday life. These friends go through things together that most people never dream of, and watch as each other s lives fall apart. The main character is Anne Welles, and the novel begins with her leaving her small hometown and traveling to New York City. Bored with the shelte

“Poverty, Chastity, and Change”: A book review In her book “Poverty, Chastity, and Change”, the author Carole Garibaldi Rogers interviewed ninety-four nuns from forty different religious communities in North America. She gathered oral histories regarding the nun’s academic, religious, and emotional difficulties that were encountered throughout their lives. Each interview lasted a couple of hours and three basic questions were asked. “The three basic

In nearly every culture, certain distinctions exist which elevate particular members of society above others. These distinctions may be based upon age, wisdom, ancestry, gender or profession, but more often than not, class lines seem to be drawn on the basis of wealth. While the existence of these status groups may be harmless, when prejudice prevents the movement of individuals or social groups between and within classes, valuable human resources are being put to waste. This issue was of con

The New Education There is a bed in Seattle which is nestled in North America on the spinning Earth led by the Sun around the Milky Way, a speck of cosmic dust floating in the Universe. On this bed Carl Sagan died of an obscure disease for which there is no cure. Carl Sagan is a celebrated writer and astronomer, but most remembered for his writings. Like Galileo he brought the beauty of science to the people. He is the writer of Cosmos', an award winning television mini-series that br

THE LOVELY LESSON James Eveillard Assignment 2: Short Story Analysis ENC-1102, Sect. 2026 Instructor: Chris Reiss BCC South Campus 18 February 1999 THE LOVELY LESSON A social activist, writer, teacher, and graduate from Queens College, Toni Cade, who later changed legally to Toni Cade Bambara, is one of the representatives of the Afro- American writers and black socially political black activist in American history. She has made many contributions to the inner city especi

In nearly every culture, certain distinctions exist which elevate particular members of society above others. These distinctions may be based upon age, wisdom, ancestry, gender or profession, but more often than not, class lines seem to be drawn on the basis of wealth. While the existence of these status groups may be harmless, when prejudice prevents the movement of individuals or social groups between and within classes, valuable human resources are being put to waste. This issue was

Critical Analysis “The Plantation Mistress” Clinton’s presents the realities of lives of plantation mistresses their activities as wives, mothers and household managers. The most important contribution that Clinton makes, however, is in showing how the institution of slavery affected all aspects of southern women’s lives. Southern attitudes towards marital fidelity, abortion, and birth control were all conditioned by plantation owner’s need for both heirs (white) and wor

Exploration of conflict is the inspiration for most works of art or written expression The novel Honk If You Are Jesus is a mix of satire, medical fantasy, and science fiction, which has recently became science fact. Set at a private university on the Gold Coast somewhere in the future, the novel tells the story of Mara, a brilliant gynaecologist drawn into the murky waters of cloning and genetic reconstruction. The novel is basically buried in conflict. Exploration of conflict can be define

The Morality of Creating Life The idea of creating life has intrigued people since the beginning of time. Mary Shelly in her novel Frankenstein brought this idea to life. In this novel, Victor Frankenstein created life by using advanced science and spare body parts. The idea of creating life is a current controversy. Technology now allows for the cloning of sheep. Certainly, the ability to clone humans cannot be far away. It is necessary to place restrictions on cloning research and to

Addie Bundren - As the matriarch of the Bundren family, Addie is the absent protagonist of the novel. A former schoolteacher, she married Anse Bundren after a brief courtship and bore him four children: Cash, Darl, Dewey Dell and Vardaman. As the result of an affair with Whitfield, Addie is also mother to an illegitimate child, Jewel. At the outset of the novel, Addie is gravely ill, and dies soon thereafter. Her dying wish to be buried with her relatives in Jefferson, the capital of

“ . . . it made no difference if they studied medicine or had the right to vote, because they would not have the strength to do it, but she herself [Nivea] was not brave enough to be among the first to give up the fashion.” (6, Ch 1) The women in this society are dependant on the dominant male figure to handle political and economical duties. This point of view is intended to mimic the older generation of women ad present a foundation for the growth of an enlightened genera

A dream deferred is a dream put off to another time, much like this essay. But unlike dreams sometimes, this essay will get fulfilled and done with. Each character from A Raisin in the Sun had a deferred dream, even little Travis although his dream was not directly stated. Their dreams become dried up like a raisin in the sun. Not just dreams are dried up though; Walter Lee and Ruth s marriage became dried up also. Their marriage was no longer of much importance, like a dream it was post-pon

Clan of the Cave Bear Chapter Summary's Chapter 1: According to the map in the beginning of the book, this story takes place roughly 25- 30,000 yrs before the present time. The place that it takes place is in pre-historic Europe, during the ice age. The chapter begins with a small girl having fun in some water, after leaving her house. All of sudden, the ground begins shaking, which causes the river to shake as well. She cries out for her mother, but to no avail. The girl stands in awe a

A Response to Goodbye to Berlin I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking (Isherwood 1). This phrase comes from the first page of Christopher Isherwood s most popular documentary styled novel, Goodbye to Berlin (1939). In this novel, Isherwood managed to establish a sort of matter-of-fact style by blending fact and fiction and achieving a na ve, honest style for the narrator. The phrase I am a camera often appears in his work indicating his belief th

The Marriage p.15 Gilda met Gene Wilder while they were making a movie - Hanky Panky. It wasn t too successful, nor did it do well for her career, but it did change her life. They were married in the south of France on September 19, 1984. (p.17) Gene loved France. Gilda had been there only once before when she was eighteen. All the terrible things that happen to tourists happened to her while she was there. She lost her traveler s checks, she got diarrhea from getting so upset over the

What does William Shakespeare have to say about women? Quite a bit, actually. But his writing of the character Gertrude in his play Hamlet can be clearly seen to tie in with one viewpoint of women: the weaker-sex. To be fair, it must be said that he presents both sides of the issue, but let Gertrude be the focus of this study. Gertrude is a shallow, flighty, sensual woman, whose character is summarized by Hamlet in the words, Frailty, thy name is woman. Clearly, Gertrude is presented as a c

John Milton: On his blindness John Milton was born in 1608 to a Puritan family. During his service to the Commonwealth, in 1652, Milton became blind and it became necessary for others to share in his labors. His blindness occasioned one of the most moving of his sonnets, "On his blindness," written in 1655. It records his fear that he will never be able to use his God-given gift for poetry again. Yet God may demand an accounting of his righteousness. And his entry into Heaven will de

A Conflict of Culture The Joy Luck Club is a novel written by Amy Tan. This novel happens to be Tan's most widely read piece of work as well as her first published book. This one book has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award as well as the recipient of the Commonwealth Gold Award and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award. The Joy Luck Club was very much influenced by Tan's own childhood. Tan's mother and father moved from Chin

E-AMERICAN WOMEN IN AMERICAN CULTURE In Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club, there is one episode, "Waiting Between the Trees," illustrating major concerns facing Chinese-American women. Living with their traditional culture in American society, Chinese-American women suffer the problems of culture conflicts. While their American spouses are active and assertive, they are passive and place their happiness entirely on the goodness of their husbands. At one time, this passiveness can

Moving to the big city was a big step for Sara. Her parents always warned her about the dangers of city life, but she never let the warnings hinder her decision. Her dream of a fast paced life has been with her for as long as she could remember, and nothing could change her mind. Sara was brought up in a small town about 200 miles from the city. This was a town in which everyone was friends with everyone, and most of the doors where never locked. Looking at this town was like looking a

Tennessee Williams Life and The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie first opened on March 31, 1945. It was the first big success of Tennessee Williams career. It is in many ways about the life of Tennessee Williams himself, as well as a play of fiction that he wrote. He says in the beginning, I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion (1147). The characters Tom, Laura, and Amanda are very much like Williams, his sister Rose, and his mother Edwina. We can see this very clear

The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, is the story of a man who at his crossroads, and what direction he decides to take. The story is about a plant manager named Alex Rogo. We find Alex six months into his first plant managers position at UniCo, in the UniWare Division. The plant is located in Bearington Massachusetts, where Alex grew up. UniCo is definitely a manufacturing plant, what they manufacture, I still do not know. The story begins when Alex’s supervisor, Bill Peach, comes

Amir Dibaei Ellen Yi English 1a Meet John Smith People live day to day simply because they are in a world where they strive for happiness amongst society. By being alone a person on earth would have nothing to live for; they would be lonely, depressed, detached from reality, ultimately: unhappy. This is precisely the case of John Smith in the novel, Indian Killer, by Sherman Alexie. John is a pure Indian who was adopted as a child into a white family. White parents raise him as a Catholic

Brave New World Today there are strong debates and questions about the extraordinary breakthroughs in science such as cloning, in communications through the Internet with its never ending pool of knowledge, and the increasing level of immersion in entertainment. People facing the 21st century are trying to determine whether these new realities of life will enhance it and bring life as they know it to a great unprecedented level, or if these new products will contribute and perhaps even cause

Oscar Wilde - (An Ideal Husband) Brit wit at its finest. Wilde is best known for his skill with epigrams, but if you look beyond them, at the entire structure of his plays, you find that his talents go a lot deeper. His characters are pragmatic, cheeky, clever, and romantic -- when it suits them. Clear moral, delightful language, extremely careful plot. Actually, everything Wilde writes has an extremely careful, well-planned plot. In An Ideal Husband, all of the surface banter and games ma

The notion of violence as a commonplace aspect of both Irish political and social life in the 20th century. From the Easter Rebellion in 1916, to the IRA and their paramilitary efforts; violence, on a state sponsored as well as in extra-military affairs, has persistently served to shape life in Ireland. From the center of this conflict and turmoil arose a young military man, Michael Collins. In his detailed account, Michael Collins: The Man Who Made Ireland, author Tim Pat Coogan outlines C

Tom Wolf s "The Electric Kool Aid Acid test" explores the magnificent and mysterious world of an age long gone but definitely not forgotten. An age of testing the boundaries of not only the human conscience but of social awareness and tolerance. An age in which seemingly anything could happen and through the eyes of a new generation of visionaries an age of enchantment and personal empowerment. I m talking about none other than the nineteen sixties. Hippies, Hell s Angels, psychoa

Tom Wolf s "The Electric Kool Aid Acid test" explores the magnificent and mysterious world of an age long gone but definitely not forgotten. An age of testing the boundaries of not only the human conscience but of social awareness and tolerance. An age in which seemingly anything could happen and through the eyes of a new generation of visionaries an age of enchantment and personal empowerment. I m talking about none other than the nineteen sixties. Hippies, Hell s Angels, psychoacti

Government in Kamala Markandaya’s, "Nectar in a Sieve" One might think of government as a bunch of sly politicians running the country from a little office in the White House. Or perhaps he or she pictures a mighty king sitting on the throne of his country, telling his loyal subjects and servants what to do. Even though both of these are very common descriptions of government, neither of them fit the governmental system in the small village of Gopalpur in South India. The

STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF “ A CUP OF TEA” 1. Introduction To be honest, when I read the story, I thought “ how absurd this is”. The first appearance of the story to me was just like this. But when I re- thought about some details I realised that the story is not that absurd. Above, it includes some social factors in it. And I think my assignment is going to be all about those details, because for me, “truth always hides itself in details”, so to analyse this story I’m to d

Max Buchon was a friend of Gustave Courbet. Max wrote an essay to publicize Courbet’s painting of the stonebreakers and a burial at Ornan. He wrote about the two paintings, what he thought about them and what the author thought about them. He also talked about how these paintings were so very realistic in the way the showed the bourgeoisie life. He also argued about Courbet not being a socialist as people thought he was. He showed why he thought that, and what Courbet really int

In the autobiography Almost A Woman by Esmeralda Santiago, there are many cultural differences. She feels alienated from the rest of the people in New York or the United States, for that matter. When Esmeralda was thirteen she moved to New York with her family from Puerto Rico. She did not know a word of English nor did she have any idea of what the American culture was like. To top off her ignorance of the American culture, she was poor, making her more of an outcast. As she was grow

Kevin Parekh Parekh 1 En 102 Prof. Eric World Without Love The Poems “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning and “Musee des Beaux Arts” by W.H. Auden describes how people don’t care about each other and that world is cruel. In “My Last Duchess” the guy is talking the messenger from the duchess about how he killed his wife and was happy about it, whereas in “Musee des Beaux Arts” the kid is dying in water but his father or not even the people in the ship care about