Our Town Our Town
Our Town, by Thornton Wilder is a play that takes place in a small fictional town of Grover's Corner, New Hampshire; beginning in 1901 and ending in 1913. The play takes the audience through the cycles of life, with the purpose of getting a universal message stating that life shouldn't be taken for granted. Emily Webb, one of the most important characters in the play, is Wilder's character in which he uses to show the audience a universal message that anyone would understand and r...
The Grapes Of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which
the migratory farm families of America during the 1930's live under. The novel tells of one families
migration west to California through the great economic depression of the 1930's. The Joad family had to
abandon their home and their livelihoods. They had to uproot and set adrift because tractors were rapidly
industrializing their farms. The bank took possession...
Thematical Lives Of Dickens Characters Thematical Lives of Dickens' Characters
Charles Dickens' literary works are comparable to one another in many ways; plot, setting, and even experiences. His novels remain captivating to his audiences and he draws them in to teach the readers lessons of life. Although each work exists separate from all of the rest, many similarities remain. Throughout the novels, Oliver Twist and Great Expectations, the process of growing up, described by the author, includes the themes of the character's a...
My writing is like a Christmas present from your grandmother: itís a guaranteed
surprise. No matter what I write, no matter what the topic, time or place, Iím never sure
how something is going to turn out. Now, just because itís a surprise doesnít mean that it
isnít good. And, just because itís a surprise doesnít mean it isnít an accident either.
Werenít Corn Flakes and Penicillin discovered by accident? All Iím trying to say is that
every piece of my writing is an adventure: an ...
George Orwell has been a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period. Orwell
lived in England during World War II, a time when the Totalitarianism State, Nazi Germany, was at war with
England and destroyed the city of London. (DISC) "I know that building' said Winston finally. It's a ruin now. It's in
the middle of the street outside the Palace of Justice. 'That's right. Outside the Law Courts. It was bombed in-oh
many years ago.'" (Orwell 83). The main...
The Veterinary Profession The Veterinary Profession
When the first man set foot on this earth he longed for companionship. He wanted some one to keep him company, help him hunt and most of all, be a friend. Since that first step, when man domesticated animals, pets have been a growing part of many peopleís lives. It is estimated that over seventy-eight percent of Americans have some type of pet, ranging from a common dog to an exotic snake, sharing their home with them (Barns 1). Just like humans, animals get sick ...
Elizabethan Revenge In Hamlet Elizabethan Revenge in Hamlet
Hamlet is a play written by William Shakespeare that very
closely follows the dramatic conventions of revenge in Elizabethan
theater. All revenge tragedies originally stemmed from the Greeks, who
wrote and performed the first plays. After the Greeks came Seneca who
was very influential to all Elizabethan tragedy writers. Seneca who
was Roman, basically set all of the ideas and the norms for all
revenge play writers in the Renaissance era including Wil...
Elvis by Albert Goldman is a book about the life and
times of the king of rock and roll. It shows how a country
boy rose up and ruled the world of music, and also showed
his downfall. It starts by telling about Elvis' childhood, and
moving to his teenage years. Elvis was always a
wholesome country boy no matter if people considered him
leud, or outrageous. In fact, Elvis was discovered when he
made a record for his mothers birthday, Elvis always
respected his parents. Next it moves ...
The Original Sources Of Romeo And Juliet The Original Sources of Romeo and Juliet
There were many other written stories of Romeo and Juliet before William Shakespeare first wrote his version of Romeo and Juliet (Watts 13). The earliest rendition of the play Romeo and Juliet dates back to the third century AD. Then the story reappears in the fifteenth century in a more detailed form. Luigi da Porto publishes a version of this story in 1530. De Porto's play version is where Shakespeare gets the plot of his version of Romeo and Juliet (...
Reflections On The Things They Carried Reflections on "The Things They Carried"
Part I: Analyzing the storyís craftsmanship
Tim OíBrien wrote a story that is known as "The Things They Carried." It is a carefully crafted, detailed account of
a Lieutenant and his men, the time period being right in the middle of the Vietnam war. In most war stories the
author spends most of his or her time describing actions and events to the reader, trying to really put the reader
"right there" in the middle of everything that is happening. However...
FEAR ISLAND FEAR ISLAND
The night was cold, and the wind was blowing hard, you could feel the chill in your bones, and yet the seniors bacth 1998-1999 are on their way to seniors night which will be held at an Island which they call FEAR ISLAND!
Lester, while packing his equipments heard a noise from the Garden, he paused for a minute, walk slowly to his window, while looking at the dark view of the Garden the cat suddenly appeared banging on the window, meowing! This frightened Lester that...
Evil: Relation Of Experience And Maturation Evil: Relation of Experience and Maturation
"Our greatest evils flow from ourselves" (Tripp 192). This statement, by Rousseau, epitomizes
many points of evil that are discussed in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. In our world today, we are
stared in the face everyday with many facets of evil. These nefarious things come in several forms,
including, but not limited to discrimination of sex, race, ethnicity, physical appearance, and popularity,
alcoholism, drug abuse, irresponsibility, and...
Northern Home For Boys Northern Home for Boys
Northern Home for Boys was first known as Northern Home for Friendless Children, which was founded in 1853 by Elizabeth Rutter. The home was dedicated to serving children in distress. Today the home serves neglected and abused boys who are referred through Children and Youth Agencies of Philadelphia and Delaware Counties. Northern Homes is one of the oldest facilities for children. The home offers on ground school, educational and recreational programs, social workers...
Beowulf - Analysis Of The Epic Beowulf - Analysis of the Epic
The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is the most important work of Old
English literature, and is well deserved of the distinction. The epic
tells the story of a hero, a Scandinavian prince named Beowulf, who
rids the Danes of the monster Grendel, a descendent of Cain, and of
his exploits fighting Grendelís mother and a Dragon. Throughout the
epic, the Anglo-Saxon story teller uses many elements to build a
certain depth to the characters. Just a few of the ...
Romeo And Juliet Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding famillies prevent them from being together. The play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line. Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them. Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot...