The Old Manse Essays

  • Literary Analysis Of Ode On A Grecian Urn

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    “storyteller”.But the story in the Urn is still and frozen, it will never change with time.Then he talks about trees whose leaves will never fall; “a bold lover who can never kiss” but will keep running after a girl and he has an advantage, he will never grow old and the girl will never fade away.The trees will never shed leaves and the spring will never end.It will continue to be spring until the Urn is there, “it will be forever joyful, warm and forever young”.On the Urn there is a picture in which a priest

  • Edward Tylor's Theory Of Animism

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    In Edward Tylor’s monumental proto-anthropology (1871), “animism” is defined as “a belief in souls or spirits” and is used as a synonym of “religion”. Tylor had considered labelling his theory “spiritualism”, but that was already strongly associated with a particular religious movement. (It might be significant that Spiritualism was gaining popularity in the late nineteenth century, contrary to the decline of religion that Tylor anticipated.) The term animism, however, carried associations with the

  • Godfather Character Analysis

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    The article presents scientific-analytical conclusions on the established opinions about literary-theoretical views related to the literary life, psychology of creativity, writer’s skillfulness, spiritual-educational world of a person in fiction as a result of special studies of the close and analogical literary phenomena in fiction writing. On the material of the novel “Godfather” by a prominent American writer of the XXth century Mario Puzo and “Shaytanat” (“Band of Devils”) by Uzbek writer Tokhir

  • What Is The Symbolism In John Keats's Ode To Psyche

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    John Keats’ poem, Ode to Psyche, was written within a series of Odes. He wrote these Odes during the spring of 1819, filling them with vibrant spring images. Ode to Psyche is no exception. From the myth of the love between Psyche and Cupid, Keats develops this poem to bring recognition to Psyche and her ordeals. Cupid’s love for Psyche is complicated with his command for her to never look upon him leading to her disobedience and sudden rise to fame, glory, and superiority as a goddess. However, her

  • Gender Roles In Faulkner And Gatsby

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    According to the Oxford English Dictionary a novel is defined as "A long fictional prose narrative, usually filling one or more volumes and typically representing character and action with some degree of realism and complexity." The American novel has developed greatly over time and first emerged in the United States of American at the ending of the eighteenth century. According to the book A Companion to the American Novel, "It is the genre that scholars most often turn to when they try to define

  • Lot's Wife Poem Analysis

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    Szymborska systematically undoes the damage inflicted upon Lot’s wife by undermining the smug certainty of moralization in response to the human story. In the first line of the poem we are introduced to the idea that curiosity was reason for her disobedience. Her story is then completely unraveled into a flurry of potential alternatives juxtaposing the simple and tragic moral tale “they” reduced it to in order to communicate that disobedience equates to destruction. In the line “A hamster on its

  • Essay On Normality And Abnormality

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    Concept of normality and abnormality Psychology is generally viewed as the single most valuable and reliable source of knowledge about human behavior. This question is much harder to answer than you might at first assume, because in fact there is no hard-and-fast dividing line between behavior that is normal and behavior that is abnormal; rather, these are simply end points on an unbroken dimension. Normality- Normality is the state of being “normal”, as opposed to being deviant, eccentric or usual

  • Gender Roles In Sophocles Antigone

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    Sophocles’ Antigone takes place in the Ancient Greek polis Thebes in which women were expected to be entirely obedient to men. Before the start of the play, the characters Etocles and Polynices kill each other in a struggle for control of Thebes, and the new king Creon deems Polynices a traitor to the city and creates an edict banning his burial. The play begins when the sister of Polynices, Antigone, attempts to convince her sister Ismene to help her bury their brother anyway, but she refuses to

  • Womens Roles In Carol Berkin's Revolutionary Mothers

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    In the book Revolutionary Mothers, author Carol Berkin discusses women’s roles in the American Revolution. She separates out the chapters so that she can discuss the different experiences and roles of women during the period. She utilizes primary and secondary sources to talk about how women stepped into their husband’s shoes and maintained their livelihoods and how they furthered the war effort on both sides, as well as how classes and race effected each woman’s experience. Berkin’s main goal was

  • 100 Years Of Solitude Analysis

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    In the books The Awakening by Kate Chopin and 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez are both in a different time period and both have a different view towards women in their society. The Awakening goes against women and who they are and thinks of them poorly. Women struggle for freedom and are presented as weak individuals. But 100 Years of Solitude portrays men and women to be equal, both women and men have an important role in their society and are both highly needed because of what they

  • Chivalric Romance In The Wife Of Bath's Tale

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    In my opinion the Wife of Bath’s Tale, which was written by Geoffrey Chaucer, is a story with Chivalric Romance in it since it has most of the elements that a Chivalric Romance have. The Wife of Bath’s Story has two wise and just rulers, namely King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. King Arthur had accepted the pleas of the ladies and his wife, Queen Guinevere in the court to spare his life but had to answer a question. This shows the fairness and the sense of justice in the King and Queen. The second

  • That Long Silence Analysis

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    17/PELA/003 IDENTITY CRISIS AND ASSERTION OF THE ‘SELF’ IN THAT LONG SILENCE In the novel That Long silence Shashi Deshpande has created a powerful character Jaya who tries to erase a long silence and fight the problems of self-revelation and self-assessment. Jaya is a representative of the entire female community who never broke their silence. The author attempts to point out how Indian culture and society remains silent and indifferent on the subject of women. Shashi Deshpande shows how social

  • Revenge Versus Love In Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice

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    Jews versus Christians. Revenge versus love. Appearance versus reality. The Merchant of Venice is, in a broad sense, a play of sheer opposites. However, there are a few occasions when Shakespeare bridges the gap between such distinct extremes. These multifaceted moments, if evaluated carefully, challenge readers to question the consequences. Shakespeare addresses one such complexity in the supposed conversion of Jessica, Shylock’s daughter, to Christianity. Although on the surface, her assimilation

  • Realism And Modernism In Madame Bovary And Anna Karenina

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    Abstract: Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina might belong to the genre of the novel of adultery and we could simply read them as a more or less vulgar story of a domestic betrayal within the range of the realistic novel. Running from desire for adventure to true love, adultery at first stands as liberation and after it has consumed its love parable, as guilt. Paralleling Wang Anyi’s Song of Everlasting Sorrows with Flaubert’s and Tolstoy’s work, we shall reconsider them as novel of disillusionment based

  • Indian Argumentative India Summary

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    The book “The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity”, written by Amartya Sen, is actually a collections of essays focusing on the tradition of Indian debate, historic development, culture and identity. The book is divided into four main parts named Voice and heterodoxy, Culture and communication, Politics and protest and Reason and identity. Each part contains four sections with individual essay concerning related issues, which gave us wider picture of Indian transition

  • Eternal Desire In Dorian Gray

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    Eternal desire of youth : heaven or hell ? Although « The Picture of Dorian Gray » was published more than one hundred years ago, Dorian Gray is more real than he has ever been nowadays. It is a novel written by Oscar Wilde, one of the greatest authors in the English literature. It reflects themes that have been human preoccupations: the expresses of desire for eternal beauty and youth, which is a representation of our today’s society and its fixation on appearance. The pursuit of staying young

  • Nature In The Birthmark

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    In the story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Birthmark,” he focuses on Aylmer, a tedious scientist, and Georgiana, his wife. Due to a tiny, crimson birthmark on Georgiana’s cheek, Aylmer tries to persuade Georgiana to remove the birthmark in order to prevent the ruining of “the effect of [her] beauty” (6). Aylmer expresses disgust over her birthmark, and Georgiana, reluctantly, agrees to submit to Aylmer’s experiment in order to rid herself of her birthmark. Unfortunately, after giving Georgina

  • Symbolism In Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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    by Nathaniel Hawthorne” Written in 1835, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Young Goodman Brown” was first published in the April issue of ‘New England Magazine” and it was later included in Hawthorne’s collection of short stories ‘Mosses from an Old Manse’ in 1846. Brown is a young pious man with strong religious convictions who embarks on a journey through the deep, foreboding forest in Salem, Massachusetts amidst seventeenth century Puritan society; which forever alters his self-perception and his

  • Silas Marner Character Analysis

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    CHARACTER OF SILAS MARNER This is the story of a man named Silas Marner who was, by occupation, a weaver. This story is set in the days when spinning wheels were used. The protagonist, Silas Marner, was once a respectable member of the church in Lantern Yard. He has gained so much respect in his town and church. That time can be said as the golden time in Marner’s life as he had all the things a person needs for a happy life. He had a respect for himself in the society, a friend named William Dane

  • Heroism In Song Of Solomon

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    This paper on Song of Solomon attempts to do a feminist study. It moves away from the predominant critical trend of considering the novel as an exposition on Milkman, the male protagonist; instead it presents how identity is often times connoted differently by black men and women, and how men and women have differential access to cultural narratives of identity. The protagonist Milkman, who initially chases the American Dream of material prosperity, later enjoys the privilege of searching for and