Zelda Fitzgerald Essays

  • Themes In Comrade Kirillov

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    In this feeble plot-yarn a variety of themes are packed. The initial theme is of the optimistic theosophical dream of a messiah coming to save the world and particularly poverty-ridden India. The predominant theme is that of communism, the Marxian dialectics fortified by Lenin and Stalin. Another significant theme expressed in the novel is Gandhi and his impact on Indian Freedom Struggle and the world affairs as seen through the eyes of Kirillov. Gandhism is discussed in relation with Darwin and

  • Critical Analysis Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, written in 1964 by famed author Roald Dahl, is considered one of the most classic children’s tales of our time. Perhaps it is apt then that it stands introspective of some of history’s most classical sociological theories and one of its most renowned classical theorists. For the purpose of this review, I will be analyzing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory through the lens of a Marxist approach and its two theories discussed in class readings - Capitalism and Alienation

  • Gildedness In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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    twenties, initially these amazing descriptors come to mind and revolve around it. However, that was sadly all just a cover, solely acting as the mask that had managed to hide all the ugliness dwelling under the surface of this gilded era. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby, manages to incorporate this theme of being gilded into the text, through integrating it within the overall character development of the individuals in this novel. The element of gildedness plays a major role throughout

  • Movie Critique Of The Movie Awakenings

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    Kent Alphard Abrod Ms.Peggy Anne Elmira Lunar Movie Critique of “Awakenings” Awakenings is the most emotionally moving film I have ever seen. It delves deeply into one of the worst human fears, losing the ability to move and function, but it's never forced or manipulative, and there's no heavy-handed message or moral. The cunning director who made the film was Penny Marshall. It was made in the date December 22

  • Bad Attitude In The Great Gatsby

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    “Great men are not born great, they grow great (Puzo)”. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the protagonist Jay Gatsby comes from a poor background and strives into a wealthy individual because of his hard work and determination. In the Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway, the narrator, reflects on how Gatsby hails from a lower-class family in North Dakota surviving with nearly nothing. Eventually after returning from World War I, he moves to West Egg New York to attempt to win the love of his life

  • External Beauty In Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre

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    From Within During the Victorian Era, society set ideals for women that were vastly contemplated and thus, highly definitive. External beauty contributed to the character and personality traits by which females were regarded. Unquestionably, it was individuals’ desire for acceptance that brought these aspects to such significance. Furthermore, the standards set on females were severe and determining to their future. The motif of beauty in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre emphasizes the attributes

  • The Devil Wears Prada Essay

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    In Kathleen Karlyn’s third chapter of Unruly Girls, Unrepentant Mothers, she states how Girl World is ambivalent. Not only is Girl World unruly because the films place female desire as a focal point in the film, thereby validating the existence of female desire, while also being manufactured by the ideologies of patriarchal and postfeminist cultures with female power stopping at basic normative femininity. The film The Devil Wears Prada (2006) finds itself in agreement with both of these ideas. On

  • 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

  • Social And Social Ideification In Francis Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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    amount of social mobility when men have spoken of America as the land of “opportunity”, they have meant that social mobility was easy for people of talent and that many Americans had been able to show themselves of this character. Francis Scott Fitzgerald through The Great Gatsby situates himself among the distinguished group of major American writers of 20th century, including people like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway, whose works have echoed the illusions and

  • Criticism In Ruskin Bond's Love Is A Sad Song

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    Ruskin Bond’s story Love is a Sad Song (first published in 1975) is a wishful reminiscence of an unsuccessful love-affair by a self-critical lover-narrator whose reflection of his affair with a girl almost half of his age opens up interesting avenues of psychoanalytic study. The semi-autobiographical story invites the reader to have a critical look into it not because that it depicts the universal conflict between passionate love and strictures of society, albeit complicated here more for the

  • Past Events In The Great Gatsby

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    of the present or future. Many novels show certain behaviors or actions of characters that are directly related to things that have happened in the past. This literary technique is evident in the novel The Great Gatsby, a book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. In this story, the lavish life in the 1920s is personified by a diverse group of people living in New York. The main focus of the story is a mysteriously wealthy man named Jay Gatsby. Throughout the novel, Gatsby’s actions leave the reader puzzled

  • The Way Up To Heaven Roald Dahl Summary

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    The short story “The way up to heaven” is written by Roald Dahl and was published in the newspaper New Yorker in 1954. In this text, I am going to do a character’s analysis of Mrs. Foster and Mr. Foster, but first I will give you a little insight of the story. This short story “The way up to heaven” is about a wealthy married couple living in New York. Mr. Foster has a habit of trying to delay her even though he knows she has a pathological fear of being late. So, when Mrs. Foster is going to her

  • Objectification In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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    In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrays love, obsession, and objectification through the characters Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Some might say their love was true and Gatsby’s feelings for her was pure affection, while others say that he objectifies and is obsessed with her. Perhaps Gatsby confuses lust and obsession with love, and throughout the novel, he is determined to win his old love back. At the end of the novel, Gatsby is met with an untimely death and never got

  • Importance Of Gift Giving

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    INTRODUCTION A gift or a present is an item given to someone without the expectation of payment. Usually an item is not a gift, if that item , itself , is already owned by the one to whom it is given. Although gift-giving might involve an expectation of reciprocity, a gift is meant to be free. . The memories we’ve shared with others are small gifts of self that we’ve given over the year. This moment of self reflection is a gift we give ourselves. GIFT GIVING OCCASSIONS

  • The Importance Of Happiness In The Great Gatsby

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    based on who they are, their values and background. Nevertheless, happiness is something that gives satisfaction and completion to someone’s life, something that factors such as money cannot give, no matter what we think. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald criticizes the constraints thrusted upon women as dictated by the society stereotypes in the 1920s, and shows how internalizing and adhering to societal values, imprisons the individual and strips them of the qualities that allows them to attain

  • Seduction In The Book XIV Of Homer's Iliad

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    In Book XIV of Homer’s Iliad we can witness one interesting scene of seduction. The main protagonists are Hera and Zeus. It is well described how Gods sometimes tend to behave and think in deceived ways just like humans. But we also see that they are not humanlike in everything because there is a presence of some unrealistic elements on this passage. The Iliad is all about war and battlefields so it was kind of relieving to put scene with different theme. Homer did great choice by writing

  • Jed Cunningham's Characterism In Dead Poets Society

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    Jed Cunningham was the type, that was unlikely to bother posting his name on the Friends United website. Jed was the type of guy, who hated to look back. His motto was that you lived for the day. “He was seizing the day long before the film Dead Poets Society was made, and the last thing he would ever be interested in doing was attending a school reunion, because even he had been at school he had never seemed a part of it”. He was accused of disrespect for the teacher’s authority back in the days

  • Saving Face Character Analysis

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    It is never too late to fall in love for the first time in your life. Saving Face is a 2004 movie directed by, Alice Wu, is about an American theatrical release featuring an Asian American lesbian couple. One character that stands out in the story is, Vivian Shing, (Lynn Chen).This character known as Vivian Shing can be described as: careerist, romantic, sex-maniac. Vivian Shing, can be described as a careerist for two reasons. One example of, Vivian Shing, being characterized as a careerist

  • The Damsel In Stress Analysis

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    David Slovikosky IRLS 150b1 Professor: Lenhart Section: 001 Damsel in Distress Analysis The Damsel in Distress series by Anita Sarkeesian explores a worrying trope found everywhere in many old and new video games. Traditionally, a damsel in distress is the male hero's wife or love interest who is helpless and is in need of mercy killing or rescuing. Women are portrayed as "disposable objects or symbolic pawns" (Sarkeesian) in these kinds of games. Sarkeesian states that this theme "normalizes extremely

  • Fitzgerald's Real Life In The Great Gatsby

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    life. "He spoke as if Daisy's reaction was the only thing that mattered" (Fitzgerald 143). Jay Gatsby spoke these words to Daisy in F. Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's real life, he was married to a woman named Zelda. Fitzgerald described Zelda by saying this, "I love her, and that's the beginning and the end of everything" (By F. Scott Fitzgerald). Throughout The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald writes using the fictional characters, Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, but