Beastly Essays

  • Comparing Yexian And Cinderella In Grimm's Fairy Tale

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    Abstract: There are many folk tales around the world. One of the most popular story is Cinderella. Many people mentioned Cinderella will associate the story which collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. In the 19th century, this story was collected by the bothers Grimm. In Tang dynasty, the story of Cinderella began to spread among the crowd. Then, Duan Chenshi collected this story in his book--Miscellanies of Youyang, and named it as Yexian. There are 1000 years span between Yexian and Cinderella, but

  • Examples Of Social Isolation In The Great Gatsby

    891 Words  | 4 Pages

    Humans are and will always be social creatures, they like to stay in groups, chat with others, and socialize with other humans and some might even say that it is necessary for survival. So knowing this, the greatest dilemma one could face would be the separation and social outcasting of themselves from the group. Isolation can be very impactful and dangerous for one’s self, for a glimpse of its consequences authors write tales of separation and isolation which the reader can soak in and understand

  • Beauty And The Beast Fairy Tale

    1515 Words  | 7 Pages

    As fairy tales have always been orally told rather than being in a written form, there have always been variations of the tale. As they were shared from one place to another, parts of these tales were changed according to the local culture of the place at where they were told. The Beauty and the Beast is an exemplary example of such a fairy tale. Beauty and the Beast is a 17th century popular traditional fairy tale which was written by a French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and

  • Beastly Character Analysis

    746 Words  | 3 Pages

    There are many characters in Beastly but one of the main protagonists is Lindy. Lindy is a smart, beautiful high school female. She changes throughout the story and is put into difficult situations. Before meeting the Beast, Lindy’s life wasn’t very eventful and she wasn’t popular or well known. Just like you and me, Lindy has good and bad moments. At the beginning of the book, one of Lindy’s high points was when Kyle gave Lindy a rose. To Kyle, the rose didn’t really mean much, but it meant a

  • Beastly Book Report

    753 Words  | 4 Pages

    There are many characters in Beastly, some antagonists, protagonists, and some both! Throughout the whole book, each character has their ups and downs. There are many problems thrown their way and they are determined to conquer them and move on. One of the main characters, Kyle, was both an antagonist and protagonist. He is in high school, and around 16 years old. He has many friends in his class, but during the book, but his friendships change dramatically. In the beginning, he was the antagonist

  • Symbolic Interactionism Analysis

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    Symbolic interactionism is a theoretical approach to understanding the relationship between humans and society. The basic notion of symbolic interactionism is that human action and interaction are understandable only through the exchange of meaningful communication or symbols. In this approach, humans are portrayed as acting, as opposed to being acted upon. Herbert Blumer (1990) set out three basic priciples of the perspective where the first one is ‘meaning’. Humans act toward things on the basis

  • Terrors In The Bloody Chamber

    984 Words  | 4 Pages

    Carter in Wolf-Alice highlights the familiar terrors and horrors as remaining through the monstrous presentation of the Duke. The beastly actions of the Duke reveal familiar terrors and horrors still remain by presenting him with monstrous and animalistic qualities by referring to him as the “corpse-eater” and “body-snatcher” while using the simile “as white as leprosy” to create a

  • Comparing Grendel's Mother And The Dragon In Beowulf

    603 Words  | 3 Pages

    The “Monstrous ogress” was “savage in her grief,” and her actions become even more beastly than her sons (Beowulf 1258-76). Women in this Germanic Warrior society were meek, so the actions of Grendel’s mother greatly contrast with the typical behavior of a woman in this time period. Grendel’s mother’s gruesome actions are beastly in nature, but her emotions of outrage and grief for the murder of her son are human. Once again, Beowulf’s victory of the savage

  • The Importance Of Individuality In The Age Of Innocence

    821 Words  | 4 Pages

    Americans have struggled with their appearances for centuries. In The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, Wharton demonstrates the ongoing struggle between individuality and conforming to society the upper-class New Yorkers experienced in the 1870’s. The rules of their society are rarely discussed, yet always understood amongst the elite, and can never be broken. The novel follows the lives of Newland Archer, May Welland-Archer, and Ellen Olenska in their day-to-day struggle of keeping their reputation

  • Civilization And Barbarism In Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus

    715 Words  | 3 Pages

    civilization and barbarism is a prominent theme in the ancient times, where civilizations concerned themselves with shunning the barbarous. Whether it was the Goths, Greeks, Romans, or Scythia, barbarous behavior was considered beastly, and their supposed superiority to the beastly was a source of pride. Rome was one of the most civilized empires in the ancient world to rule, but in Shakespeare’s most brutal tragedy of Titus Andronicus, the Roman characters in the play both explicitly and implicitly define

  • Characters In Dante's Inferno

    1044 Words  | 5 Pages

    Dante’s usage of mythological creatures in the Inferno was well thought out, with every creature having its own role and place. An educated man, Dante Alighieri knew,not only, how to write worlds into his paper but also, how to write them into the minds of his readers. He uses character placement to make his stories more realistic. His characters are people, or things, that the people in his time would be familiar with. They connect his writings to the real world, creating a sense of reality. Even

  • Bisclavret Character Analysis

    880 Words  | 4 Pages

    wife and the knight. Throughout, Bisclavret shows his nobility and virtue by telling his wife the truth about where he goes in his three days, he shows humility to the king as he bends down to him and begs him for mercy . Instead of following his beastly nature decides to change his clothes in the chambers, as he is humiliated by showing the king his form. Through this we can see

  • Atmosphere In The Monkey's Paw

    348 Words  | 2 Pages

    The mood of the story, The Monkey 's Paw, is eerie. The aura of eerie is created by the author 's use of third person point of view, indirect characterization,direct characterization, suspense as well as diction throughout the story The Monkey 's Paw is written in third person point of view. This allows the reader to know more of what is happening than the characters and also allows the reader to remain distant from the characters by knowing more of the circumstances than the characters.

  • How Does Golding Use Imagery In Lord Of The Flies

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    In chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies, William Golding suggests that sickness comes from inside of the boys with his use of diction and imagery. Golding describes the actions of the boys with the words “clamorously” and “demented” during the dance initiated by Jack. When these words, which have evil connotations, are used, they indicate that there is something sick inside of the boys which is reflected onto their actions. Golding’s diction displays the boys’ corrupt feelings. Imagery is also used to

  • Mood In The Monkey's Paw By W. Jacobs

    343 Words  | 2 Pages

    and every person. In the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W Jacobs, the author uses dialogue and descriptive adjectives to develop the mood and tone of the story and characters. Dialogue can be used to show the tone of a character. “Of all the beastly, slushy, out of the way places to live…” When you read the dialogue it’s easy for the reader to tell that the character is angry or upset about what they're talking about. The word choice used also supports this idea of telling

  • How Does Mary Shelley Use Romantic Elements In Frankenstein

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    Mary Shelley uses romanticism and gothic literature to exemplify major parts in the book. Firstly she uses romanticism to describe nature she says "I feel exquisite pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood before misfortune had tainted my mind and changed its bright visions of extensive usefulness into gloomy and narrow reflections upon self...I find it arise, like a mountain river, from ignoble and almost forgotten sources; but, swelling as it proceeded, it became the torrent which

  • Treasure Of Lemon Brown Foreshadowing Analysis

    510 Words  | 3 Pages

    “Treasure of Lemon Brown”. In the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” the author uses descriptive adjectives to further the setting of the story and create mood. One way the author foreshadows, and sets the mood at the same time is when he wrote: “Of all the beastly, slushy, out-of-the-way places to live in, this is the worst.” This shows that the characters are dissatisfied with their home, which may hint to future actions to create a better environment. This also sets the mood to be gloomy. Another foreshadowing

  • Sethe's Beloved

    373 Words  | 2 Pages

    all while pacing in circular motions. This to me is symbolic because he pacing in circular motions is probably the same way her mind was thinking when all this was occurring. Paul D completely is disgusted by Sethe’s actions. He described them as beastly. He responds to him saying that was the only way to save them from what I had to experience. Paul D leaves 124 disgusted, essentially leaving Sethe forever. These chapter I believe illustrated Sethe true personality. It showed her courage, and slight

  • The Controversy Of Censorship In Children's Literature

    1259 Words  | 6 Pages

    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of the word censorship is, “The suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security” (censorship, n.d.). I believe, that there are definitely subjects that are inappropriate for children’s literature. I however, oppose the censorship of books. I will be discussing different adaptations of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, and whether any of

  • Winston Churchill's Speech: Great Men Are Never Good Man?

    1197 Words  | 5 Pages

    “Great men are never good men.” To be great is to be considerably above average in terms of ability, quality or eminence. To the British, Sir Winston Churchill was indeed a great man and he is most well known for rallying and leading them during World War II during his term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. However, not all of his actions were “ethically sound”, or morally good, possessing and displaying moral virtue, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, even though his intentions