William Alland Essays

  • Film Analysis: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a Western film directed by John Ford in 1962(The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), starring James Stewart and John Wayne as the lead characters, and Vera Miles who stars as their love interest. The movie opens with Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) and his wife, Hallie Stoddard (Vera) who returns to Shinbone. The citizens of Shinbone are very excited and surprised at this unexpected visit and the editor of the Shinbone Star wants an exclusive story on this unlikely

  • Citizen Kane Film Review

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    Mystery of a Lifetime (Film review on Citizen Kane by Orson Welles) Our life is full of mysteries; we arrived in this world with unsure purpose. Death comes in our life in its most untimely visit. A story about being told to answer a subtlety death of a well-known English man is now claimed as one of the greatest films in cinema history. Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane set the bars in how to create an appealing and innovating storytelling that in this modern time is still recognized. Played as Charles

  • Estate Satire In Canterbury Tales Analysis

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    In the Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer creates what is known as estate satire. Estate satire is a genre of writing that was used commonly during the fourteenth Century. Chaucer also uses satire to expose the liability of institutions and common stereotypes of his time. Irony is seen throughout the introduction of each character and he also teaches moral lessons throughout the story. Many examples are seen in the story that express irony and most characters seem to be taught a lesson. Irony is

  • Aurobindo Poetry Analysis

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    A poem is a highly organised use of language. It is a complex of many patterns that interact in an endless process of imaginative possibility. There is always a speaker and an audience and they are connected intricately. If the speaker takes the form of the audience it becomes highly meditative. The connection between the speaker and the reader is Whitman tries to revolutionise “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you... Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin

  • Analyzing Themes In Alice Walker's Poem At Thirty-Nine

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    Poetry Commentary - End of Unit Assessment Losing an important person, for example a father, is not something you get over; it is something that stays with you your entire life. “Poem at Thirty-Nine” written by Alice Walker describes these feelings from the view of a forlorn 39 year old woman, pondering about the loss of her father. She talks about the things she regrets, and the wonderful relationship they had. Through this, she tries to convey the message that remembrance can be positive and negative

  • W. H. Auden's 'Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus'

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    beautiful landscape on the seashore. Everybody is carrying about their business and chores; however, in the lower left hand corner there is a man 's legs coming out of the water. These are the legs of Icarus, who has recently fallen from the sky. William Carlos Williams writes in his poem Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, “The edge of the sea concerned with itself.” W. H. Auden sees this painting writes down his thoughts. This becomes the poem of Musee des Beaux Arts, and Auden makes three points:

  • The Cameo By Edna St. Vincent Millay: Poem Analysis

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    “The Cameo,” a poem written by Edna St. Vincent Millay, revolves around a cameo or a jewel being observed by the persona. The cameo depicts two scenes showing a couple by the beach. In the first scene, they are confessing their love for each other as the man is “in earnest speech” (7). In the second scene, it can be inferred that the couple broke up as seen in the following lines: “lost like the lost day / Are the words that passed, and the pain,-discarded, cut away” (10-11). The persona then addresses

  • Movie Speech: Act 2 Flashback To School

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    ACT 2Flashback to School[Rodney and Melissa-anne are sitting at the top of the water tower]Melissa-anne:Rodney get down!RODNEY:But I promise to you I can fly, I can prove it. To you and Shandi and Kirst and Tony and Bert and dad and...[Rodney Goes silent for a minute and then sits down and cries]MELISSA-ANNE:Is this what this is about? Impressing your dad? Taking some action against him?RODNEY:No its about me being a pilot, OF COURSE IT IS. He didnt even let me name the bloody bird, MY bird. Hes

  • Chaos In Lord Of The Flies

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    ¨Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.¨ (Will Durant) In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the quality of society's morals depends upon the moral nature of its leader: Someone inclined to chaos and who rules with fear does not create a sustainable system. The boys are all stranded on the island with no adults, they try to make a sustainable and non fearless government system, the government system falls, and made Jack turn ‘evil’ and go his unsustainable government

  • Control Of Evil In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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    “The pig’s head is cut off; a stick is sharpened at both ends and ‘jammed in the crack’ of the earth.” (207) In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, a group of (British) kids find themselves upon an island after a plane accident. Even though the kids do try to survive with each other, one group of kids wanted to set up a rescue fire, and another group of kids desired hunting for survival (because they don’t care about being rescued as much as the other group). This conflicts both of these

  • How Is Frankenstein Similar To Prometheus

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    Elana Sargent Instructor Toni J. Weeden Honors Senior English 7 November 2017 Prometheus Versus Frankenstein In the novel “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus” by Mary Shelley, many underlying references connect straight back to a story from Greek Mythology about the original Prometheus. The main character, Victor Frankenstein, possesses many qualities that can also be found in this Greek Titan. Shelley added this subtitle in order for readers to understand that her main character was most likely

  • Hamlet's To Be Or Not To Be Soliloquy

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    Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” soliloquy, one of the most known and important of all his soliloquies, is worth discussing. In the play, Hamlet is experiencing a crisis after encountering the death of his father, the betrothal of his mother to his uncle as well as the self-crowning of his uncle who wished to replace the deceased king. His entire life as he has known it has suddenly changed and it is apparent that he mistrusts everyone he knows including his own mother. The instability and uncertainty

  • William Shakspere: The Tragedy Of William Shakespeare

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    William Shakspere was the greatest playwright the humankind has ever known. His gift with using the English linguistic communication has never had any competitor. With his wonderful talent he has produced thirty seven play. Although Shakespeare has died more than four hundred year ago, he is still very famous around the world today. William Shakespeare was born on April 23rd , 1564. He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in England. The people of England still celebrate his birthday today, it is known

  • The Cause Of Teenage Behaviors In Romeo And Juliet?

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    “I would there were no age between ten and three and twenty... For there is nothing in between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting” (Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, Act III, Sc. iii). Shakespeare discusses the nature and folly of youth in several of his writings, among the most famous being Romeo and Juliet. Teenagers instigated the play's tragedy. Although Romeo and Juliet made poor decisions, their decisions were normal because of the immaturity of their brains

  • Who Caused Romeo And Juliet's Death

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    Who Caused Romeo & Juliet’s Deaths? Romeo and Juliet is an iconic tragedy by William Shakespeare that has been reinterpreted, made into movies, and even tweeted out live over its 420-year history. Its influence extends operas, ballets, and even paintings. The play covers two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, who are from enemy families. With the help of Friar Laurence and Juliet’s wet nurse, they are secretly married. Tragedy strikes when Romeo is exiled for killing Juliet’s cousin and Juliet is forced

  • My Life Next Door Short Story

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    “Is Jase already gonna marry you?” I start coughing again. “Uh, No. No, George. I’m only seventeen.” As if that’s the only reason we’re not engaged. “I’m this many.” George holds up four, slightly grubby fingers. “But Jase is seventeen and a half. You could. Then you could live in here with him. And have a big family.” Jase strides back into the room, of course, midway through this proposition. “George. Beat it. Discovery Channel is on.” George backs out of the room but not before saying, “His

  • Africa By Maya Angelou Analysis

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    Life Amidst the Darkness Melting wax from the flickering candle drips slowly onto the red velvet tablecloth illuminating the rushing night that blank eyes fail to perceive. The crimson blood drips from the slicing razor onto the glossy pearl bathtub staining it with the source of life which seems like a full wine cup spilling into a meaningless void. Shooting soldiers lay waste to an innocent country, to innocent people robbing them of their future that now seems like a tortured existence without

  • Essay On Suicide In Macbeth

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    From hearing a prophecy to committing murder, Macbeth develops a different character throughout the play. That could say Macbeth let a few words from the ‘witches’ puppet him. He was not the only one who was controlled; Lady Macbeth let Duncan’s death take over her, and drive her to insanity. To lose sleep, and going crazy, Lady Macbeth let her guilt eat her alive little by little. From a happy marriage to the Macbeths' no longer having love in their relationship and only having fear, guilt and hunger

  • The Yellow Wallpaper Summary

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    Barth, Melissa E.”The Yellow Wallpaper.” Masterplots: Short Story Series, Revised Edition. 2004. Literary Reference Center . Web. 26 June 2017 Melissa E. Barth article “The Yellow Wallpaper Masterplots: Short Story Series” focuses mainly around the themes and meanings of the story “The Yellow Wallpaper”.This source was obtained from a reliable source, Literary Reference Center. On her article, Melissa E. Barth states,”The Yellow Wallpaper” is partly autobiographical. Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote

  • Arlechino Character Analysis

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    At the start of the 18th century, the previously beloved, but perhaps growing stale Commedia dell'Arte began to shift. At the head of this movement was innovative playwright, Carlo Goldoni, inspired to "purge of its nastiness" the traditions of Commedia which has gone awry (Kennard 76). With his desire for change came the creation and performance of plays with literary and performance elements pushing past previous understanding of 'Commedian' theatrics. At the core of these changes were adaptations