Chess Essays

  • The Chess Queen Enigma Character Analysis

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    large fire around us. I was somehow chained to my chair, and she forced me to play chess... and then she reached out, smiling, and patted me on the head as the flames roared and licked at the backs of our chairs... and the black tendrils of smoke snaked around us like an evil vine, as if binding us together... Checkmate, she whispered. Checkmate... checkmate... checkmate..."(Gleason 109). In Colleen Gleason’s The Chess Queen Enigma, the quote listed above helps to illustrate an insight to the conflict

  • Symbolism In The Monkey's Paw, By W. Jacobs

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    story that reflects his two main themes of uncontrollable fate and greed. Throughout the story, there are two symbols that symbolic relate to the themes of the story. The first symbol is the game of chess. W.W Jacobs open the story with Mr. White and his son Herbert playing chess. While playing chess with his son, Mr. White makes

  • Rules Of The Game Character Analysis

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    Amy Tan, Waverly becomes passionate about chess after her brothers receive a chessboard for Christmas; her mom brags about how Waverly is her daughter to other people using her to show off. Waverly deserves credit for her success in chess, not her mom because her mom did nothing but provide Waverly with necessities. Waverly earns her success in chess through hard work all on her own while developing invisible strength that allows Waverly to succeed in chess. Waverly's mom teaches Waverly basically

  • Dali's Metamorphosis Of Narcissus

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    of an empty chess board, staring into the mountains. Dali uses an empty chess board and a pedestal represents how Narcissus sees his life. The single figure on the chess board is used to reveal to the viewer that Narcissus sees his life as a one person game. The pedestal, in which Narcissus’ proud statue is standing on, is used by Dali to highlight Narcissus’ vanity and self-importance. In the sky above the statue, a group of dark clouds can be seen gathering, heading towards the chess board. This

  • Pawn Sacrifice Film Analysis

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    The only other film that anyone can recall that alludes to Bobby Fischer’s life is Searching For Bobby Fischer. Pawn Sacrifice is a darker, more mature, more painful take on his life, specifically, versus on another chess player enamored by and torn by Bobby Fischer. What immediately stood out to me are the compelling aesthetics and cinematography, actually. I did not check prior to seeing the film, but after, I realised that the cinematographer for Pawn Sacrifice is one of my faves, Bradford Young

  • Rules Of The Game By Amy Tan Analysis

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    When she was younger, one of her brothers received a used chess set. Waverly became dedicated to the game and taught herself how to play chess. By age nine, she was a national chess champion. She spent many hours a day practicing for her local tournaments and was excused from many of her domestic responsibilities to ensure she wins at her chess matches. Waverly’s mother, Mrs. Jong, is overly proud of her daughter’s status as a national chess champion. She boasts about this title whenever she can and

  • Chris Mccandless Pawns In Into The Wild

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    Within a chess game, there is a king, a queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights and eight pawns. Throughout the game of chess, all of the pieces are required to help the king achieve checkmate. Those pieces, excluding the king, are sacrificed during the game for the king to gain victory. In Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless has gone on a journey to Alaska. He has met various people who assisted him throughout the way, including helping him find information or giving him a ride. As

  • Rules Of The Game Waverly Jong Character Analysis

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    her mother, Waverly grows up under the impression that success and honoring your family are the two most important concepts in life. With these beliefs instilled in her, she puts forward her best effort into everything-- whether it’s her talent for chess or placating her mother. This becomes evident throughout the story in terms of what Waverly’s character reveals. The characterization of Waverly Jong in Amy Tan’s “Rules of the Game” delineates the importance of foresight and the ability to anticipate

  • The Knight's Tour Research Paper

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    The knight’s tour In this paper, I will discuss the knight’s tour, a chess puzzle relatable to graph theory. I will talk about the history of the problem, how it is related to the Hamiltonian paths and circuits, and some techniques to finding the many different tours and proving their existence. The knight is, as you might know, the only chess piece that does not move in a straight line. No, the knight moves two spaces in one direction, and then on in a perpendicular direction. The knights tour

  • Malcolm Gladwell Ten Thousand Hours Essay

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    In his 2008 book, The Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell introduced a revolutionary idea that has changed how our society views success and practice. This idea is the “Ten Thousand Hour Rule.” Gladwell’s assertion is that “. . .ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert--in anything.” I agree with Gladwell to a great extent that rigorous practice is necessary to become a world-class expert, but I disagree to a great extent that

  • Foolishness In Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest

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    Foolishness is a theme that plays a huge part in Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest. Foolishness is defined as ‘lacking good sense or judgement’, and there is definitely a whole of that shown in many, if not most, of the characters in the play. This play is, however, a comedy, and when not taken seriously, all the empty-headedness adds a huge part in the hilarity of the play. Lady Bracknell, Gwendolen, and Algernon are characters in this play who do an exceptional job of displaying

  • Definition Essay On A Good Life

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    Have you ever dreamed to live well? Or Did you know someone who has lived a good life? If so, how can you define a good life? According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the good life can be defined as “a life marked by a high standard of Living. The good life can be defined as a way that someone plans to live virtuously by having a great education, enough money, and helping others. In other words, the good life means to me when life looks like a blessing than a burden. This essay aims to provide

  • Major Themes In Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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    Have you ever thought about what living in a world with talking animals and foods that can change your size would be like? Well, in the book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, the main character, Alice, falls down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, a place filled with strange people, animals, and odd encounters with these characters. Some major events in this story are when Alice first finds the door to the garden, drinks the strange liquid so she would shrink, then she meets the Cheshire

  • The Chess Queen Enigma

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    In Colleen Gleason’s The Chess Queen Enigma, the quote listed above helps to illustrate an insight to the conflict in the plot of the story that the narrator, Avermina Holmes, is possibly facing. The Ankh appearing in Miss Holmes’s dream helps show the opposing force. Holmes assumes the Ankh is the cause of problematic events that occur across London, such as the grotesque bite marks on three patients and the assault on the princess of Betrovia. The dream attempts to tell that the Ankh is continuing

  • Morals In The Movie Blood Diamond

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    The movie “Blood Diamond” is a very revealing tale that easily shows the underlying morals and ethics of many people in this world. During this movie, one can see the absence of conscience, respect for “the other” as well as the pure dedication people have to the direction in life that they have chosen. All of these morals, or lack thereof, are presented by many various groups and characters throughout the movie and in their own way affect and change the ethical dilemma that is the blood diamonds

  • Examples Of Generosity In The Odyssey

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    The book is better than the movie, a comment that is stated after every film adaptation ever known to man. Why does the book always seem to be more preferable? Seeing the book on screen, through the eyes of the director, will never live up to the expectations that were implanted upon the viewer when the book was read themselves. “The Odyssey” is a superior work of art to the film O! Brother, Where Art Thou? because Odysseus is the worthier epic hero and the film loses the major theme of hospitality

  • Essay On Outsiders

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    At my elementary school, there was a big field right next to the playground where my male peers would play football. I always wanted to join their game and try to play, so they put me on a team to be nice to be nice but they never hurled the ball to me. This was because I am a girl and they believed girls couldn’t correctly play football, little did they know this made me feel as invisible as a ghost. This is a common feeling for a lot of innocuous kids because they don’t fit in. An outsider is what

  • 14th Century Chess

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    Chess is a game of strategy; of being able to anticipate your opponents next move; to play the board to your advantage, and to finish victorious after the death-blow of 'Check Mate ' is uttered. Many may wonder why the game of chess is presented so frequently throughout secular art of the early 14th century, and why it is more often than not, present in scenes associated with love. In a period of time where secular art was dominated with love connotations, and the target audience was couples who

  • Existentialism In Waiting For Godot Essay

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    In “Waiting for Godot”, written by Samuel Beckett, absurdism is a major theme within the play as an existentialist view of human reality is hugely reflected. The play revolves around the mocking of religion and faith in regards to futility. Ironically, however, the play would not exist without this idea that life has no meaning. The first example of the absurdism present in the play is how the main characters, Vladimir and Estragon spend the entirely of their time waiting for someone who they do

  • Lifespan Development Reflection

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    Entry #1: Lifespan Development - Personal Reflection A - Theory and Stage Lawrence Kohlberg’s theory of moral development holds that moral reasoning, the basis for ethical behavior, has six identifiable developmental stages. This includes three distinct levels of moral reasoning, each with two sub-stages. Stage one (1) is called Obedience and Punishment, of which this section will be based on. At this stage, children believe that authorities in their lives such as teachers and parents lay down a