Arnold Rothstein Essays

  • Conflicting Moral Conflict In The Great Gatsby And Atonement

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    “Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.”- Oscar Wilde Compare and contrast the ways in which F Scott Fitzgerald and Ian McEwan present moral conflict within ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Atonement’ paying due attention to other critical views and contextual factors. Conflicting moral judgement is a common theme in both novels, Atonement and The Great Gatsby, as shown by their protagonists. The Great Gatsby is set in New York during the early 1920’s before the Wall Street crash, not long

  • Emilia's Role In Othello

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    Othello In the play Othello we are going to examine the role of Emilia. How well was her role as Iago’s wife received, how important was her role. She is the “undoing” of Iago through her honesty. Was her honesty done on purpose to have Iago out of her life for good? Was she right to betray her husband for her lady? Whom did she serve? Herself? Desdemona? Her husband? Does she redeem herself in the end for stealing the handkerchief or did she get what she deserved for betraying her lady

  • Character Analysis Of Katherine Mansfield's 'The Garden Party'

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    The short-story The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield tells about Laura and her family who are throwing a garden party in this one particular summer day. It’s also the day that man, who lives close-by - but in lower class - dies. Laura starts to suspect that throwing a party in the same day as someone close-by has died is not the best idea. After countless of conversations about should they still hold party - they ended up doing it. The main character, Laura belongs to a family who lives in upper

  • Jed Cunningham's Characterism In Dead Poets Society

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    Jed Cunningham was the type, that was unlikely to bother posting his name on the Friends United website. Jed was the type of guy, who hated to look back. His motto was that you lived for the day. “He was seizing the day long before the film Dead Poets Society was made, and the last thing he would ever be interested in doing was attending a school reunion, because even he had been at school he had never seemed a part of it”. He was accused of disrespect for the teacher’s authority back in the days

  • A Response To Gerald Graff's Hidden Intellectualism

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    Having never taken a college writing course before, I did not know what to expect and therefore assumed that I would choose my own topic to write about; of course, this isn’t the case. However, if I had the choice, I would not have chosen to write a response to Gerald Graff’s “Hidden Intellectualism”. After going through his essay with a fine-tooth comb, I have found a few flaws in his reasoning. Gerald Graff believes that schools and colleges are not taking advantage of “street smarts” by not using

  • Madness And Revenge In Hamlet

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    In the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the author claims that revenge and madness are related because the need for revenge can cause one to go insane trying to get their revenge. This comparison comes up when Hamlet kills Polonius, Ophelia goes insane, and when Laertes attempts to do anything to avenge his father and Ophelia. Shakespeare’s claims that madness and revenge are related are not true today because people generally get revenge through the legal system, and rarely have issues as large

  • Pros And Cons Of Jobs In The Military

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    The many different jobs & problems of military Most civilians don’t join the military because they do not know want to get shot at or die. But what they don’t know is the military has so many options for everybody and anyone can find a job they would like to do. Most women have wanted to join the military but they don’t like that they cant have combat positions, many people have argued this but don’t actually think it through. There could also be many steps and problems with transferring from a military

  • Invisible Man Narrator Essay

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    Reliability is an intriguing topic within the world of literature due to the vast amount of speculation on what makes a narrator reliable or unreliable. It comes down to whether or not the narrator’s words are trusted. Ralph Ellison’s narrator in Invisible Man (I.M.) is not a reliable narrator. Within the novel, I.M. is proven to be emotional, naive, and has undergone traumatic events in the course of the novel. These aspects of the narrator cause his recollection to be untrustworthy; however. This

  • Haunting Of Hill House Film Analysis

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    The story of The Haunting of Hill House is a horror classic. The book and movie depict this terrifying story in vastly different ways. The movie uses cinematic techniques that a book can not portray: music, acting, and props. The book uses imagery, internal monologue, and suspense to peak fear in the readers. Movies are a different way of portraying a story, but movies aren’t always able to depict everything in the book. The movie depiction is able to elicit fear through cinematic techniques, and

  • Theme Of Loneliness In The Old Man And The Sea

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    In this essay, I would like to compare Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea with Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men because I believe they both dwell deeply on themes that concern us most as human beings. Isolation and loneliness is a constant theme in both novels, especially in Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. It is a feeling we can all relate to at some point of our lives. Whether we are rich or poor, a scientist or an artist, we all experience the kind of feeling where we feel utterly alone in the world.

  • Snow White In Disney

    766 Words  | 4 Pages

    1. Introduction Everyone has their childhood dreams. Wanted to be a princess when growing up, just like Snow White, is probably a common wish among the little girls. Due to the advancement of technology, although this classic animation film was originally released at the end of 1937 by Disney , we can still search for it through the Internet or other channels. Date back in 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was actually achieved great commercial success as it suited the taste of people at that

  • Sexism In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men And The Pearl

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    All over the world, in the past and even today, there has been a major problem called sexism. Women everywhere are being oppressed and marginalized. There are no real reasons for this, except for the fact that they are women. John Steinbeck’s exploration of a real-world issue, which is sexism, is clearly shown in Of Mice and Men and The Pearl through the characters of Curley’s wife and Juana. In one of John Steinbeck’s novels, Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife is always marginalized due to the fact

  • The Lost Letters Of Pergamum Analysis

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    P.O. 4137 Question 1: The Main Plot-Line of the Book The Lost Letters of Pergamum follows a collection of long distance letters between the Apostle Luke and Antipas, wealthy and powerful Roman living in Pergamum. Their correspondence mainly deals with Antipas’ reading of Luke’s manuscript (Luke’s manuscript is the gospel of Luke). Through their writings, Luke encourages Antipas in seeking out a group of Christians so that he can read Luke’s manuscript with them and see how Christians

  • Dear John Character Analysis

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    Dear John by Nicholas Sparks SUMMARY John Tyree himself tells a story about his predictable life. He was born in 1977, grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina and continued living his life together with his dad, an old man who had a great passion with collecting coins. John is so much different with his dad, he could tell. Feeling desperate yet ambitious, John decided to join the army at the age of 20 in late 1997 and fortunately, he was accepted and stationed in Germany. John

  • Daisy's Betrayal In The Great Gatsby

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    In The Great Gatsby, Daisy’s betrayal takes place in order for Daisy to have stability in her life with Tom. Since their first encounter five years earlier, Daisy has led Gatsby to believe that she is in love with him and that they were going to be together, “they were so engrossed in each other that she didn’t see me until I (Nick) was five feet away,” (Fitzgerald 48) Although at first, their encounter is described as “a terrible mistake,” (Fitzgerald 94) her attitude towards Gatsby changes when

  • How Is Jyoti In Wife Short Story

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    Geographically, the story begins in India and takes off from Europe to America, where it bounces back and forth from Florida through New York to proceed to Iowa, then finally lands in California. The novelist deliberately transports her in time and space again and again so as to bring in a sense of instability into the novel.. She is seen against the backdrop of the rigid and patriarchal Indian society in which her life is controlled and dominated by her father and brothers. However, Jyoti seeks

  • Hemingway's Attitude In The Great Gatsby

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    In continuance, Hemingway lived in Europe during this post World War I Era leaving him to experience the lifestyle and blasé attitude of these young adults whom only plan to get inebriated. This attitude, however, was not exclusive to Europe; this attitude was also seen in post World War I New York City. The attitude of New York in the “roaring twenties” is well documented by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The narrator of the story is Nick Caraway. Nick watches as alcoholism, adultery, and

  • What Is Materialism In The Great Gatsby

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    In the book “The Great Gatsby” F. Scott Fitzgerald relentlessly attacks the lifestyle of the wealthy. Fitzgerald does this by expressing his characters as symbols, and characterizing them to be able to effectively critique the lives of materialistic people. Firstly, throughout the book one of the major characters serves as a gateway, this character is able to take Fitzgerald's opinions, and pass them on as his own throughout the story. This character is Nick, he is characterized as a more judgmental

  • Essay On The Runaway Jury

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    Simbulan, Trisha Joy C. IR-156 The Runaway Jury Book Review by John Grisham The Runaway Jury by John Grisham is, to understate the case, an enthralling book. It reflects a system that has diverged widely from the ideals of seeking justice propounded centuries ago in a far more innocent era. Now, it appears, justice goes to the highest bidder and the innocent can perhaps be marked for life as guilty. It's about two regular people who successfully con an entire courtroom out of random justice

  • Importance Of Political Relations

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    Everyone has such a consensus that political power will be inevitably accompanied by wealth. Power and money are twin brothers. Therefore, both developed countries and developing countries are faced with corruption and abuse power for personal gains. The power can bring economic benefits for government officials, but for "power rent-seeking", another participant of the game like firms, If they can through friendly choice for the government to get the corresponding political relations to obtain more