Irony

Themes
Themes
Themes The three major themes are love, loyalty, and irony; the most major theme being irony. Antigone's love for her brother, Polyneices, was so strong, she died for him. Haemon's love for Antigone was so strong, he died with her death. Eurydice's love for her son, Haemon, was so strong, she died with his death. Creon's guilt and love for his wife and son was so strong, he felt he should not go on living after their death. . . . I speak for you, for me, and for the spirits of the dead. . . The
Dantes Canto XXVIII
Dantes Canto XXVIII
Dante's Canto XXVIII Dante begins the opening of Canto XXVIII with a rhetorical question. Virgil and he have just arrived in the Ninth Abyss of the Eighth Circle of hell. In this pouch the Sowers of Discord and Schism are continually wounded by a demon with a sword. Dante poses a question to the reader: Who, even with untrammeled words and many attempts at telling, ever could recount in full the blood and wounds that I now saw? (Lines 1-3) The rhetorical question draws the reader into the passag
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet One of the most unique elements of the Hamlet character is that he is so human. Many types of readers can identify with him. Hamlet is imperfect, and he is fretful. Hamlet has human properties, and it is his humanity that I intend to explore. Indeed it is these human qualities and imperfections that make his story so tragic. Another tragic part of the play is the plays irony. Irony is an important tool in the hands of the playwright to achieve both comical and/or dramatic effect. There is
The Tragedy Of Macbeth
The Tragedy Of Macbeth
The Tragedy of Macbeth The Tragedy of Macbeth is plagued with the images that coincide with its many themes. Although there is really no central theme and all seem to intermingle, it would be extremely difficult to research the play in its entirety. Therefore, I've chosen to focus my study towards the recurring image of blood and how it's presence affected both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and the eventual outcome of the play. The blood images in the play had different effects on the two. But perhap
Young Goodman Brown
Young Goodman Brown
Young Goodman Brown Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story that is thick with allegory. Young Goodman Brown is a moral story which is told through the perversion of a religious leader. In Young Goodman Brown, Goodman Brown is a Puritan minister who lets his excessive pride in himself interfere with his relations with the community after he meets with the devil, and causes him to live the life of an exile in his own community. Young Goodman Brown begins when Faith, Brown'
Forrest Gump By Winston Groom: Analysis
Forrest Gump By Winston Groom: Analysis
Forrest Gump by Winston Groom: Analysis 1. Forrest Gump is a novel about a mentally challenged man who overcomes his handicap and explores the world in an adventurous way. Gump has no direction in life; he just spends each day discovering more and more about the world, without any plan or schedule to guide him. ...I am tole they is lettin me out of the Army early. It don't take but a day or so, and then I am gone...Now I got to decide what to do. This proves how Gump goes from one adventure to
Non-related Family Members Suffering from Depression
Non-related Family Members Suffering from Depression
Non-related Family Members Suffering from Depression Non-Related Family Members Suffering from Depression Some women who have never suffered any type of depression find that after they bear children they now suffer from mild to severe depression. Having children sets off a completely different set of emotions. Maybe you once had ample amounts of time to accomplish the tasks needed for everyday life and now you are thrown for a loop as life changed. Before or even during pregnancy women picture t
Punk Profile
Punk Profile
Punk Profile As a kid around the age of 15, I was lost and confused. I knew that I didn't have it all together, and everywhere I looked people acted as if they did. My thoughts and ideas would change day to day as I talked to one person and then the next. I needed a concrete feeling. I tried going to church and finding a release through God, but I was unable to believe. I tried looking at all my friends, but they were all naive, so I turned to music. Music has become my religion, it clearly def
Title Of Paper : The Hippopotamus Is Not A Church
Title Of Paper : The Hippopotamus Is Not A Church
Title of Paper : The Hippopotamus is not a Church Grade Received on Report : 100 The Hippopotamus is not a Church In The Hippopotamus, T. S. Eliot uses irony and contrasting metaphors to illustrate the secularity of the Christian Church and the spirituality of mankind. It is a satirical look at the establishment of Christianity. The hippopotamus in the poem is a metaphor for mankind and the True Church is a metaphor for Christianity. There are several sharp ironies that emphasize the dicho
Power, Propoganda In Communist China
Power, Propoganda In Communist China
Power, Propoganda in Communist China Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms; there were mass Red Guard demonstrations in Tianamen Square in support of Mao Zedong, pictures of Mao were put up in every conceivable location from restaurants to the wallpaper in nurseries, and pamphlets and books of Mao's teachings were distributed to every Chinese citizen. One of these propaganda publications Quotations from Chairman Mao which later became known as the Little Red Book
Irony Of The Setting In The Lottery
Irony Of The Setting In The Lottery
Irony of The Setting in The Lottery The setting set forth by Shirley Jackson in the beginning of The Lottery creates a mood of peacefulness and tranquillity. This setting also creates an image in the mind of the reader, the image of a typical town on a normal summer day. Furthermore, Shirley Jackson uses the setting in The Lottery to foreshadow an ironic ending. First, Shirley Jackson begins The Lottery by establishing the setting. To begin, she tells the reader what time of day and what time of
The Red Badge Of Courage
The Red Badge Of Courage
The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage is now universally recognized as a masterpiece, although when it first appeared in book form in 1896 (two months later in England than in the United States) it provoked mixed reactions. The English critics, in fact, brought it to the attention of the American public, which had generally ignored it. Those early readers who approved saw in it a true and complete picture of war, a book which thrusts aside romantic machinery in favor of dramatic
Kurt Vonnegut: A Canary In A Coal Mine
Kurt Vonnegut: A Canary In A Coal Mine
Kurt Vonnegut: A Canary in a Coal Mine Kurt Vonnegut Served as a sensitive cell in the organism of American Society during the 1960's. His work alerted the public about the absurdity of modern warfare and an increasingly mechanized and impersonal society in which humans were essentially worthless and degenerated. The satirical tone and sardonic humor allowed people to read his works and laugh at their own misfortune. Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, where he was reared.
A Comparison Of Night Walker And Roselily
A Comparison Of Night Walker And Roselily
A Comparison of Night Walker and Roselily Brent Staples' Night Walker and Alice Walker's Roselily both present a glimpse into the world view of African-American culture through human characters set in ironic situations. The tone of Roselily is one of sardonic condemnation, whereas the tone of Night Walker is one of melancholy and anger in the face of alienation. Both deal with victimization, Night Walker's being derived from being mistaken for a criminal, and Roselily's dealing with the confines
Othello, The Moor Of Venice
Othello, The Moor Of Venice
Othello, The Moor of Venice Othello has been described as William Shakespeare?s most perfect play. Since 1604, this Shakespearan tragedy has captivated audiences of all ages. The play begins when Othello, a Moorish nobleman and soldier of fortune, unconsciously evokes the spirit of evil in the villainous Iago by choosing Cassio as his lieutenant and not him. Partly for vengeance, but mostly for wicked delight, Iago soon plans to bring about the downfall of Othello and his new officer. Enjoy! Act
The Korean War
The Korean War
The Korean War A cry rang out, June 24, 1950, from a small country half way around the world and America listened. Korea was engaged in a civil war as an attempt to keep North Korea from thrusting its influence on South Korea. Communist Russia and China were strong supporters of the North, and to keep Communism contained the United States sent troops to the South. Our troops spent years fighting and dying for a country some had never heard of. The irony of this war is that no one really paid at
Convicting Raskolnikov Dostoevskys Views On Criminal Justice
Convicting Raskolnikov Dostoevskys Views On Criminal Justice
Convicting Raskolnikov Dostoevsky's views on Criminal Justice At the close of Crime and Punishment, Raskolinkov is convicted of Murder and sentenced to seven years in Siberian prison. Yet even before the character was conceived, Fyodor Dostoevsky had already convicted Raskolinkov in his mind (Frank, Dostoevsky 101). Crime and Punishment is the final chapter in Dostoevsky's journey toward understanding the forces that drive man to sin, suffering, and grace. Using ideas developed in Notes from Un
Glass Menagerie
Glass Menagerie
Glass Menagerie In The Glass Menagerie, the main characters are Laura, Amanda, Tom, Jim, and Father. Each character can be found with symbols that best represent them. Laura 's two symbols are Blue Roses and her glass menagerie, Unicorn. Amanda 's yellow dress and bathrobe can express her love she has of the past event. Tom 's symbols are the movies and merchant marine. Jim's symbolize itself as a gentlemen caller for Laura. The Father 's portrait portrays his abandonment of the Wingfield family
Martin Luther King Jr. And Malcolm X
Martin Luther King Jr. And Malcolm X
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X grew up in different environments. King was raised in a comfortable middle-class family where education was stressed. On the other hand, Malcolm X came from and underprivileged home. He was a self-taught man who received little schooling and rose to greatness on his own intelligence and determination. Martin Luther King was born into a family whose name in Atlanta was well established. Despite segregation, Martin Luther Ki
Reader Response to The Good Soldier
Reader Response to The Good Soldier
Reader Response to The Good Soldier Reader Response to The Good Soldier Ford Maddox Ford?s The Good Soldier is saturated with ironies and ambiguities. It is told through the voice of Dowell, giving his interpretation on the events that unfolded around him as well as those that involved him. ?This is the saddest story I have ever heard? is the opening line to the novel and although there are points of sadness embedded throughout the experiences of the individuals, the saddest event is the oblivio
Hamlet - Appearance Vs. Reality
Hamlet - Appearance Vs. Reality
Hamlet - Appearance vs. Reality Hamlet one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, where the young prince of Denmark must uncover the truth about his fathers death. Hamlet a play that tells the story of a young prince who's father recently died. Hamlets uncle Claudius marries his mother the queen and takes the throne. As the play is told Hamlet finds out his father was murdered by the recently crowned king. The theme that remains conezt throughout the play is appearance versus reality. Things within th
Education Of Gifted Children
Education Of Gifted Children
Education of Gifted Children Started in the 1970?s, America?s Gifted & Talented programs are used to enhance the curriculum of students included in either category in order to challenge and strengthen their unique abilities. These students are usually provided a separate class with specialized lessons in all areas and a teacher with a special degree in gifted education. I feel that it is important that the teacher was a gifted student who would know what the students must face as above average
Macbeth
Macbeth
Macbeth Macbeth is the epitome of what the literary world regards a tragic hero. His admirable qualities are supplanted with greed and hate when he is duped by the three witches. Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches. Yes, it is the first scene from William Shakespeare's Macbeth, a tragic tale of one man's quest for power and his ultimate defeat. The story revolves around our tragic hero, Macbeth, and how an admirable and noble man, so established in society, can fall so greatly. Througho
The Souls Of Black Folk
The Souls Of Black Folk
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois Du Bois was one of those people who studied and learned a lot of things about the world, a lot of things that he found to be extremely unjust. This became his source of energy for becoming an intellectual guide for America, warning it of the 20th century color problem and suggesting sound and rational courses of action for the country to take. His contention was expressed lyrically and with passion in The Souls of Black Folk that he wrote in 1903. His
Thematical Lives Of Dickens Characters
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 ability
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His father was James Nathaniel and his mother was Carrie Mercer Langston Hughes. His grandfather was Charles Langston, an Ohio abolitionist. As a young boy he lived in Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Lawrence, Kansas, Mexico City, Topeka, Kansas, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Kansas City, Kansas. In 1914 his parents divorced and he, his mother, and his stepfather moved to Lincoln, Illinois. In high school bac
Crucibal GUIDE~~~~
Crucibal GUIDE~~~~
Crucibal GUIDE~~~~ Cast of Characters: For each of the following characters, write a brief description of them including personality traits, what their relationship is to other characters, important events they are involved in and anything else you feel is significant about them. Reverend Parris ? He is the reverend and minister of Salem. He has many enemies in the neighborhood. He knows witchcraft well. As far as personality goes, he is self-conscious of his reputation in the community. He can
Dark Romantics: Hawthorne and Poe
Dark Romantics: Hawthorne and Poe
Dark Romantics: Hawthorne and Poe Dark Romantics: Hawthorne and Poe face-to-face.1 They never shook hands or even sat in the same room together. They did, however, maintain a casual occasional correspondence and commented on one anotherís work. More importantly, however, the two writers are inseparably linked because of the Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Charles style of their works. Both Hawthorne and Poe wrote about the human condition and Osgood, 1840 (courtesy ofPeabody Essex Museum, Sal
Wall-e essay
Wall-e essay
I bought WALL-E on Blu-ray the other day. Picture and sound are beautiful of course, but this essay is not on the audiovisual achievement of Pixar. What I find fascinating time after time is the poignancy of his relationship with EVE which is a reflection of human relationship with technology. The movie is set in a distant future where humans have trashed and abandoned Earth. This in itself is direct criticism of our throw-away society that we live in, which I am very much a culprit in just the
The Poetics of Popular Music
The Poetics of Popular Music
14004 1247555 Neil Briffett 13words The Poetics of Popular Music December 9, 2014 Final essay Every day a person finds that special someone to love or thought to be love. Relationships are the hardest thing to work on. Many work out but many donít. Most of the times the means is clearly no oneís fault. If there were a lyricist that explore most of his songs on the same topic who would it be? A speaker with the same motif in his songs is Bruno Mars, in which some of his are about breakups and bet
Eight Line Brief
Eight Line Brief
Professor Baker English 112-012 21 October 2015 Eight Line Brief The author of the presentation is Frederick Douglass, titled What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?Ē Frederick Douglass, a former slave and a distinguished human rights leader in the abolition movement, was born in Tuckahoe, Maryland, but was sold into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland. Frederick Douglass partially explains in this piece the day of freedom to Americans is only freedom to people of European descent. It shows ir
The Art of Isolationism
The Art of Isolationism
The Art of Isolationism The lone lady above the rest, in her tower, only sees shadows, but never sees reality. In Alfred, Lord Tennysonís ďThe Lady of ShalottĒ, a theme that embowered the Lady of Shalott may represent an artist who is high above normal life. She is an imprisoned woman who acts as a symbol for the isolation experienced by the artist. The Lady of Shalott creates her own loneliness and imprisonment, which results in her being unable to deal with the outside world. Her perspective i
Final essay
Final essay
14004 1247555 13words The Poetics of Popular Music December 9, 2014 Final essay Every day a person finds that special someone to love or thought to be love. Relationships are the hardest thing to work on. Many work out but many donít. Most of the times the means is clearly no oneís fault. If there were a lyricist that explore most of his songs on the same topic who would it be? A speaker with the same motif in his songs is Bruno Mars, in which some of his are about breakups and betrayals. Songs
An Introduction to Loving Kindness
An Introduction to Loving Kindness
An Introduction to Loving Kindness from Guided Meditation, Explorations and Healings Blueprint for a meditation - one that promotes the compassion of the heart. AN EXPLORATION OF THE HEART The practice of exploring the mind and that which lies beyond, begins and ends with the heart. The first step in our liberation is the cultivation of the heart's natural compassion. Meditation begins with the practice of non-injury, a deep willingness to end the suffering in the world and in ourselves. In trut
A Summerís Reading
A Summerís Reading
English A Summerís Reading Respect is a very dominant and important factor in the story of Bernard Malamud, ďA Summerís Reading.Ē The reach for respect from the people around him causes a lot of dilemma within the main character, George Stoyonovic. And those dilemmas led to consequences that George hated. George, a high school drop out, can not get any job during one summer. He decides to read the magazines found at home. But when he met Mr. Cattanzara, he immediately lies about the hundred book
English Commentary The following is a commentary o
English Commentary The following is a commentary o
English Commentary The following is a commentary on paragraph in P.G 211 a 212 in the Sorrow of War.. The paragraph from page 211 to 212 has a very important significance to the story as a whole. It has a lot of metaphors and similes that add to the sorrowful mood of the story. In the beginning, the paragraph is very poetic, juxtaposing past images of life to future and present images of death and destruction. In specific it juxtaposes the eternal beauty of his girlfriend Phuong to the tragic
Anime VS American Animation
Anime VS American Animation
Anime VS American Animation by Marker Apenname Thesis Statement This is my thesis statement -- while American animation and Japanese animation both have their virtues, the style of American animation, in general, has a significant amount of higher quality. Where to Begin? Where to be Going? To begin with, one of the major problems that has hindered American animation is budget and time constraints. On the other hand, in Japan, anime has been allowed to flourish all over. When it comes to animat
Good evening and welcome to the Brisbane comedy fe
Good evening and welcome to the Brisbane comedy fe
Good evening and welcome to the Brisbane comedy festival, my name is ----- and I will be speaking to you comedy fanatics about the TV show Ja'mie Private School Girl. Whilst Humour contains a psychological factor, it is largely of intellectual appeal. It finds its basis in our capability to recognize why something is funny or not funny. Humour also depends on human and societies norms that are understood by the viewer or present in modern society. Humour is a rubber sword - it allows you to ma
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the Bard of Avon (or simply The Bard). His surviving works consist of 38 plays 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed
Aisha Rapant
Aisha Rapant
Aisha Rapant Essay Song of Solomon Flipped Meanings Darkness represents evil and dishonesty and whiteness represents good, purity and honesty, right? In the novel Song of Solomon , Toni Morris uses her unique style of writing to portray the two colors differently . Within the setting of the story, taking place during the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights movemen t of African Americans, Morris makes clear the racial division of the people throughout the use of symbolism . The name of the p
Ben Gibson
Ben Gibson
Ben Gibson Honors English One Mrs. Kurtz 18 March 2015 Ironic Twists in Liam O'Flaherty's The Sniper In 1921, Ireland seceded from England, but England wanted to maintain control over ports of the country. This led to Irish Civil War and divided once unified armies, pitting brother vs. brother. Liam O'Flaherty discusses the emotional journey of an I.R.A. sniper. There are many ironic twists in the story that reveal the theme or; war takes human kind and turns brother on brother to take and
6 June 2016
6 June 2016
6 June 2016 Writing 2 Literary Analysis of The Gift of the Mag O'Henry is well known American author, who is famous for his unpredictable and unsuspected endings. He wrote a lot of intriguing short stories and a few novels. Even if you don't like reading books, you probably have heard about his magnificent stories. One of them is The Gift of the Magi. One of the main themes of the story is the sacrifice and how sacrifice sometimes can be pointless. O'Henry supports his theme and mood by usi
The Yellow Wallpaper Analysis
The Yellow Wallpaper Analysis
The Yellow Wallpaper Analysis Charlotte Perkins Stetson is a well-known American author that channels her own battle with postpartum depression in her non-fictional novel The Yellow Wallpaper. Stetson uses a combination of feminism, symbolism, metaphors, irony, and imagery to illustrate issues that woman face in society. The types of irony that can be found in the novel are Verbal, Dramatic, and Situational. The Use of such literary devices adds to the gothic and mystical mood of the novel. I
David Pham Tran
David Pham Tran
David Pham Tran AP Lit How to Read Literature Like a Professor Every Trip Is a Quest (Except When It's Not) Chapter one talks about the 5 most important concepts in literature. The first concept is a quester, the main character of the story, who will have to go through challenges through out the story. The second concept is a destination for the quester to travel to. In order start a journey; the quester is required to have a reason to go, which is the third concept. While traveling to the dest