Emily the Strange Essays

  • Gothic Elements In Stonehearst Asylum

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    Stonehearst Asylum is roughly based on a short story short story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" by Edgar Allan Poe. In this period piece the cinematography is employed to support the gothic theme of the era the film finds itself in. The Gothic theme is supported by four Gothic elements present in the film namely the isolated setting, entrapment/ imprisonment of the characters, the violence and insanity. According to the Oxford dictionary (2015:) can gothic be explained as belonging

  • Essay On Zlata

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    13,952. That is the unbelievable amount of people who were killed in the siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. Naturally, people were shocked when the Bosnian-Serbs began an unprecedented attack on the city of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, as a result of starting an ethnic cleansing of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims, who are part of the monotheistic religion, Islam). Zlata Filipović, author of Zlata’s Diary, was a young girl unfortunately residing in Sarajevo on April 6, 1992, when the

  • Personal Narrative Essay On Vaults

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    and stand up. I failed that task and fell right back down. My vault coach ran over to the gymnasts that have collapsed on the runway. Alyssa, I thought, just realizing that I 've hit her. All of a sudden I could feel the sweat rolling down my neck. “Emily, are you okay?” My coach addressed with concern. “Yeah, I think so.” “Em, you’re bleeding.” “What?” bearly understanding

  • Setting In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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    of Jefferson, Mississippi “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is a short story that uses elements of setting to reinforce the plot and development of the short story as a whole. This story is told from a first-person plural point-of-view which contributes to the setting, and therefore contributes to the meaning of the story. William Faulkner was a Southern author, and his stories took place in the fictional town of Jefferson, Mississippi. “A Rose for Emily” is told through the collective voice

  • A Rose For Emily Schizophrenia

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    Diagnosing Miss Emily In the short story, “A Rose for Emily”, William Faulkner writes about Miss Emily Grierson’s entire life and focuses on her secretive lifestyle. Throughout the story, she is the talk of the town, being the ‘upper-class’ who definitely does not act as such. A major event in Miss Emily’s life that seemed to have a drastic impact on her behavior is her father’s death (Faulkner). Her abnormalities begin to arise after his death and she seems to suffer from depression because she

  • A Rose For Emily Town Analysis

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    “A rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is a short story about the life of Emily Grierson. The story, as told by the townsfolk, tells the present and past of Emily’s life and how unfortunate events affected her decisions and lifestyle. Faulkner utilizes the townspeople to narrate “A Rose for Emily” To portrait how the town covered Emily’s deeds and thus protected the town’s reputation. The townspeople are the narrator of “A Rose for Emily,” Along the story they are sometimes represented as a single

  • How To Write A Literary Analysis Of A Rose For Emily

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    early twentieth century; his literary work “A Rose for Emily” is especially well known. Emily Grierson, the protagonist in “A Rose for Emily” is a woman in the short story that lives in Mississippi in the late nineteenth century. Emily, was raised in an “old” money household by her father, has a superior outlook on life due to her father filling her head with how significant their family is supposed to be considered. Throughout the story, Emily goes through subtle transitions in her life that slightly

  • Good Country People Hulga Hopewell Analysis

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    While reading “Good Country People” there was something that really piqued my interest: Why did Hulga Hopewell agreed to date Manley Pointer? Before I get into that I want to talk about both Hulga and Manley separately. Hulga Hopewell is one out-of-the-ordinary character. Her named was “Joy” until she was 21 years old which is when she decided to change it from “Joy” to “Hulga” due to not living a very joyful life. She lost her leg when she was 9 after a hunting accident which cause her to have a

  • Naturalism In Kate Chopin's 'The Storm'

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    1. Term: Naturalism is described as events that happen are determined by the natural forces. One leading to another, causing the next force to happen. There is no free will where a person cannot indicate what happens; we just react to the forces of the events. Text: Kate Chopin “The Storm” Explanation: Kate Chopin’s “The Storm”, defines naturalism in her work several ways. One of those ways for example is when Chopin sums up her work in the last line of the text by stating this, “So the storm passed

  • Figurative Language In Barn Burning

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    “Barn Burning” is a very interesting story about a family and the hardships they face. Though the narrative focuses on Sarty Snopes, his father Abner causes many of the problems they encounter. Abner Snopes is a very cruel and negative father who does not grow throughout the story because of his hate towards others. In this story, Faulkner uses figurative language to characterize Abner. Abner is often described in metallic terms which gives the reader an image of a brutal, cold-hearted, emotionless

  • Orleanna In Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible

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    "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." —Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (Page 39) In the well written novel by Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible, all the characters are thrown into a world that they know nothing about. They’re pulled away from their home and expected to help people that don’t even wanna be helped. All while trying to maintain the who they are. But the Congo doesn’t

  • The Reflection Of Language In Mother Tongue By Amy Tan

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    “Not waste money that way” (Tan 68). Can you understand what is the message of the sentence would like to spread? I am sure that your answer is certain. However, the problem is that this sentence contains grammatical errors. In Mother Tongue, Amy Tan shows the discrimination towards her mother’s “broken English” and the impact of the language brought to her. Tan wants to remind us the real function of language is communication by the awkward situation her mother faced but not a sociological tool

  • Anne Frank Isolation

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    The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank details approximately two years of the life a Jewish teenager during World War II. During much of the time period covered by her journal, Anne and her family are in hiding in an attempt to escape Hitler’s anti-Jewish laws and genocidal desires. Anne’s diary ends abruptly in August, 1944 when she and her family are taken into custody by the Germans and transported to concentration camps. Before that Anne writes a detailed journal which depicts are courageous

  • Saving Sourdi Character Analysis

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    Emily and Nea: How to Get What you Want     Everyone is different in a away.  This statement also applies to characters in a story.  The main character in “A Rose for Emily” is Emily Grierson. She is a “Small, fat women in black” who lives in the big house, only one left, in which used to be the most select neighborhood (Faulkner 78).  Miss Emily’s father passed away and, her first sweetheart deserted her.  Nea is the main character in “Saving Sourdi”.  She is a bony, hard working, fourteen year

  • Imagery In A Rose For Emily

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    Aubrey Binder's “Uncovering the Past: The Role of Dust Imagery in a 'Rose For Emily'” explains that the motifs of dust and decay are very important and prominent in Faulkner's story. Binders arguments for the motifs are strong, especially for the motif of dust. However, her article provides very little literary evidence for the motif of decay. While I agree with Binder’s motif of dust, I don’t agree with her arguments for the motif of decay, and I believe that the motif of pity would better fit

  • Analyzing Crane's Short Story 'The Monster'

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    Crane’s short story, The Monster, is about how Henry Johnson, the coachman, severely burns his body in the attempt to rescue the Dr. Trescott’s young son, but rather than receiving high acclaims within the town, he is ridiculed for his burnt face and disabilities. While Henry Johnson losing his face is quite a loss, the real loss is the mask every townspeople had prior to the house fire. When the townspeople lost their mask, it revealed the true face of how unkind they are towards those who look

  • Black Day In Aire Response

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    That morning, like every other day for the past decade, Taya was torn between resistance and acceptance of her sadness that time has had no effect on. It was the Black Day in Aire, the annual tribute to the victims of the Grostro Pirates’s attack. Taya and Marti skipped breakfast and left the house together without saying much. On their way to the memorial center, Taya broke the silence asking Marti, who lost her father in the fight, what she remembered the most about that day. “I remember the darkness

  • Loss Of Death In Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven

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    The Heartbreak That Killed “The Raven” is by Edgar Allan Poe. The Poem “The Raven” is gothic literature. This poem is about how a husband tries to deal with the lost of his beloved wife Lenore. Soon after the man starts to lose his mind and senses. The lost of his wife is so dramatizing for him that it starts to affect on his state of mind , also his physical appearance. I strongly truly believe heartbreak or a loss of a loved one can change who you are as a person. Physically some people may

  • The Farmer's Bride Poem Analysis

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    The Farmer’s Bride by Charlotte Mew. The poet presents the cruel society through the structure of the ballad. This is depicted in the end stopped lines like ‘the shut of a winter’s day.’ The lack of enjambment crystallises the trapped situation the woman faces in this oppressive society. The verb ‘shut’ and noun ‘winter’ connotes unwelcoming and a gloomy change in the young woman’s behavior. This is farther reinforced in ‘one night, in the fall, she runned away.’ This denotes her longing to run away

  • Domestic Violence In Susan Glaspell's Trifles

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    In this section of Drama and Dramatic Poetry, my English class read “Trifles” and “POOF!”. “Trifles” is a one-act play that is dramatic and serious. In this play, the husband, John Wright, was found strangled with a rope in his bedroom and all of the evidence points to his wife, Minnie Foster. The question explored throughout the play is why she killed him. The story hints that she was a victim of domestic violence, but the audience cannot be absolutely sure because it does not outright say it. On