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As the name suggests, a character analysis essay is an essay that focuses on a character or characters and examines the character’s traits to determine how the drive the action in a work of literature.  In many ways, a character analysis is like a criminal profile; it requires the reader to draw from the available information the author provides to come to educated conclusions about the character and then draw relationships between the character’s traits and the events of the story. 

In the introduction of your character analysis essay, you will introduce your character to the reader.  Usually, this will include giving the character’s name, the work of literature involved, the author’s name, and the character’s role in the story.  This gives your reader a point of reference for the rest of the analysis.  Oftentimes, you will focus on one aspect of your character’s personality and show how several different traits all contribute to that aspect.

The body of your character analysis essay is going to focus on describing the character.  You want to make sure and include basic descriptions of some of the character’s main traits.  Name, physical description, job, any history, how the character acts, and the character’s relationship to other characters can all play an important role in the analysis.  A character analysis is not just regurgitating facts about the character; once you have described the character, it is then your job to analyze how these characteristics help motivate the character and drive the action in the story.   

Finally, the conclusion of your character analysis essay should tie together any loose ends from the essay and reinforce the conclusions you reached about the character’s behavior and how it has impacted the story.   If you initially chose to focus on one aspect of the character’s personality, the conclusion is where you will reiterate how that aspect was influenced by and/or influenced other parts of the character’s personality.  

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Characters as Case Study Check

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It more appears that Hyde takes his own life simply to stay in control of it, and not for any particular moral reasons.

3. This quotation truly underscores the duality that is the principle concept behind the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. What is of particular interest regarding this quotation is the fact that this duality exists on myriad levels. The most eminent of these, of course, is the personality split and physical transformation that takes place when Hyde drinks the potion and becomes Dr. Jekyll. The two are diametrically opposed -- Jekyll, the benevolent physician, turns into a repugnant, callous ruffian who is prone to commit murder and other unseemly acts. The crux of the novel is the fact that both personalities, proclivities, and people ultimately exist within the same man, which leads Jekyll to reflect in the preceding quotation that "…man is not truly one,…… [Read More]

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Shakespeare's Characters The Commencement of William Shakespeare's

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Shakespeare's Characters:

The commencement of illiam Shakespeare's work can be traced to the latter quarter of the fifteen hundreds when he started writing and performing plays. In his work, Shakespeare basically considered the current issues, which contribute to debates among scholars on whether his works should be regarded as contemporary writing or universal philosophical statements. His focus on current issues was mainly geared towards reconstructing the existing political and social concerns and universal concepts and issues. Notably, one of the major issues raised by scholars regarding his work is the significance of historical depiction. Some scholars argue that Shakespeare's historical depiction of his characters should not be overlooked. This depiction plays an important role in understanding the characters themselves as well as gaining important insights from his works. In this case, Shakespeare's characters fall into two major categories i.e. heroes and heroines and villain characters.

Analysis of Shakespeare's Characters:

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Works Cited:

Berkoff, Steven. "Shakespeare's Villains: A Masterclass in Evil" British Council. British Council, n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2013. .

Johnston, J. "Characteristics of a Shakespearean Tragic Hero." Sussex Regional High School. Sussex Regional High School, n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2013. .

Magnusdottir, Lilja D.S, and Martin Regal. "Shakespeare's Heroines: An Examination of How Shakespeare Created and Adapted Specific Heroines from His Sources." Skemman. Skemman, n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2013. .

Sandoval, Jennifer. "Shakespeare's Characters: A Visual Analysis." Yale National Initiative. Yale University, 1 Aug. 2004. Web. 21 Dec. 2013. .
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Scott Fitzgerald's Character Dick Diver From Tender

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Scott Fitzgerald's character Dick Diver from "Tender is the Night" takes on characteristics of both Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway from "The Great Gatsby." Two sources. MLA.

Character Analysis of Dick Diver

Scott Fitzgerald was a mosaic of the characters he created. Fitzgerald, himself, can be found in Jay Gatsby, Nick Callaway, and Dick Diver. His own personal history reflects those he gave his characters, drinking habits, social status, and affluence (Brief pg). The life style of the 1920's in Paris is one that Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda experienced and is woven into his novel "Tender is the Night." Fitzgerald's stories often reveal the lives of the 'have's and 'have nots,' the lifestyle and near decadence of the rich compared to the common middle classes (Brief pg). Moreover, Fitzgerald always seems to distinguish between the 'old money' and the 'new,' the aristocrats and the nouveau rich. His writings reflect…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Tender Is the Night. Simon and Schuster. 1995; pp 59.

Fitzgerald, Francis Scott. The Great Gatsby. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1925; pp

Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary: University of South

Carolina. http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html.(accessed 11-25-
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Power of Absence A Character

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In this case, the sound that Vladimir and Estragon may or may not have heard is announcing not the coming of Godot but the coming of Lucky and Pozzo. The relationship of Lucky and Pozzo is so suggestive of a God-man relationship, and of the psychological power that Godot holds over the two main characters, that one wonders if Pozzo is not in fact Godot and therefore, symbolically, God. In fact, Vladimir and Estragon do think that Pozzo is Godot until Pozzo tells them otherwise. Even this denial on Pozzo's part is not necessarily an indication that he is not Godot, since Vladimir and Estragon were never quite sure of Godot's name in the first place.

In Act I, Pozzo is clearly the God of Lucky's world, even if he denies being the Godot of Vladimir's and Estragon's world. Pozzo keeps Lucky on a long leash, but it is clear…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. New York: Grove Press, 1982. Print.
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Characters in American Fiction Two Terms Used

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Characters in American Fiction

Two terms used that are to describe characters are static and dynamic, which mean rarely or never changing, and constantly changing, respectively. This paper provides an analysis of the characters of Sammy in the short story "A&P" by John Updike and Louise Mallard in the short story "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin to determine whether these characters are static or dynamic. Drawing on supportive quotations from the two short stories, a discussion concerning who the person is at the start and end of the story is followed by an analysis of whether constant changes were a good thing for the dynamic character. Finally, a summary of the research and important findings concerning these issues are provided in the conclusion.

Review and Analysis

"Sammy" in John Updike's "A&P"

This short story is set in the early 1960s in a small town somewhere north of…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Chopin, Kate. (1894). "The Story of an Hour." Virginia Commonwealth University [online]

available: http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/webtexts/hour/.

Saldivar, Toni. (1997, Spring). "The Art of John Updike's 'A&P.'" Studies in Short Fiction

34(2): 215-217.
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Character With Reference to Main Themes of

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character with reference to main themes of the short story, 'A good man is hard to find' by Flannery O'Connor. Grandmother occupies the most important place in the story along with the Misfit. She is quite a manipulative woman whose real character surfaces when she is closest to death.

Good Man is Hard To Find' good man is hard to find' is not exactly the kind of story that you would want to read again and again. This is because there is certain air of evilness surrounding the entire plot and the ending is pretty grotesque. The characters are all rather bleak and death seems to prevail over every scene and conversation. Symbolism has been used effectively to accentuate the presence of death and homicide. Though there appears to be nothing extraordinary about the story, the only thing that really attracts the attention of the readers is close to perfect…… [Read More]

References

Martin, Carter W., The True Country: Themes in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor, Kingsport, TN, Kingsport Press, Inc., 1969

Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners edited by Sally Fitzgerald and Robert Fitzgerald, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1969, pp. 107-18

Grimshaw, James A., The Flannery O'Connor Companion, Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1981
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Character or the Female Narrator

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The protagonist's resistance is thus effective, psychologically in the sense that the fire-watcher has been given a gift that other members of society and the world might lack, a sense of his own personal ineffectuality, true, but also a sense of the ultimate transience of all human desires for boundaries and possession. This does not necessarily provide a solution to the problem of social marginalization, or of the historical conflicts presence in Israel and waged in the political sphere, but it does provide a certain ideological 'gift' to the marginalized man.

In contrast, Anita Desai's short story is more lighthearted in its analysis of cultural marginalization. In her story, the central protagonist travels to another city in India and establishes a career for herself, quite contrary to how she has been taught to live. The central, female protagonist does not fall into the conventional mode of simply marrying an acceptable…… [Read More]

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Character Is Grounded in Virtue and This

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character is grounded in virtue and this is one notion that originates from centuries old wisdom of Aristotle. Our contemporary idea of a good character is also based on moral and spiritual virtues and philosophy largely supports this picture of a sound character because virtue has always occupied a significant place in moral philosophies. Aristotle defined good character in Nicomachean Ethics II.7 in these words:

Excellence [of character], then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it. Now it is a mean between two vices, that which depends on excess and that which depends on defect. (1106b36-1107a3)

Simply stated, Aristotle believed that when a person can choose the middle path between excess and defect, he is said to have followed virtue. But only a man who…… [Read More]

REFERENCES

1) Aristotle, 1984, Nicomachean Ethics (cited in text as NE) and Politics, in The Complete Works of Aristotle, J. Barnes (ed.), 2 vols, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press

2) Kant, Immanuel, 1991, The Metaphysics of Morals, M. Gregor (tr.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

3) Mill, J.S., 1975, On Liberty, D. Spitz (ed.), New York W.W. Norton.

4) Mill 1988, The Subjection of Women, S. Okin (ed.), Indianapolis: Hackett.
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Character and Nature of Frankenstein's Creation the

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character and nature of Frankenstein's creation, the monster. It aims to study the potential nature of the monster's evil deeds and to provide readers with understanding of the monster's "being" as told in the story. eing the creator of the monster, this paper also looks into the nature of Victor Frankenstein having to be able to create a monster that haunted his family, friends, and even his own life.

Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, shows how humans tend to be influenced by the major factors in their lives, such as people and the environment that they are living in. The novel shows how constant rejection can cause someone to become a monster. It also stresses an idea of human injustice towards outsiders, as the monster experienced from humans.

Throughout this paper, I will attempt to point out some factors in the story that made the two characters, Frankenstein and his creation,…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Brasier, Keri. Psychoanalytical Panel.

1999. Class Uidaho. 13 Dec. 2002. http://www.class.uidaho.edu/eng321/_disc1/0000001c.htm

Collings, David. The Monster and the Imaginary Mother: A Lacanain Reading of Frankenstein.

Boston. Bedford Books of St. Martins Press. 1992.
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Character's Attitude Toward God in a Piece

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character's attitude toward God in a piece of literature can add depth, not to mention offer the reader a greater understanding of the character's attitude and personality.

Flannery O'Connor's short story, "Greenleaf," is a good example of the reader can take a character's belief system and understand why they behave the way they do. Mrs. May, a self-centered old woman, is unable to see the good in those she does not consider her equal. Mrs. May thinks is she behaves respectfully, she is blameless in the eyes of God. She also thinks that a person's social standing is representative of their level of righteousness. These beliefs help the reader understand her attitude toward others.

Mrs. May refuses to let her sons help her, which is also reflection of her relationship with God as she insists on taking care of everything herself. Mrs. May also believes that the world operates by…… [Read More]

References

Thomas, R. Arp. Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense. New York: Harcourt Brace. 1998.
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Character Nora Transformation Doll House Play Nora

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character Nora transformation Doll House play.

Nora Helmer

Nora Helmer is the archetypal housewife in Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" and she initially seems perfectly happy with her position. She enjoys the way Torvald teases her and the fact that she is close to individuals who actually care for her. However, she slowly but surely demonstrates that she is much more than the innocent and unknowing individual that Torvald considers her to be. She goes through great efforts in order to assist her husband and has little to no problems in finding solutions to diverse problems that the couple comes across.

Nora is an intelligent woman who is often underestimated as a consequence of her gender and because her husband is often inclined to emphasize her apparent dependent nature. Instead of feeling significantly transformed after she interacts with Krogstad, she actually realizes that she fueled society's tendency to discriminate her…… [Read More]

Bibliography:

Ibsen, Henrik, "A Doll's House"
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Character Survive Globalization Can Character

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It involves a new way of thinking and living "based on attention to people, and not primarily attention to goods" (Schumacher 70). Such a new system would prioritize the local community, would reinvigorate agriculture through the use of intermediate technology, would re-infuse rural life with dignity, and would stop depleting natural resources. He is fond of quoting the Gandhi dictum of "production by the masses, rather than mass production." Rather than pouring aid into developing nations, which has not be shown by positive economics to have any effect on reducing poverty, he believes there should be an emphasis on real education -- teaching people how to become sustainable with new affordable technology rather than just giving them factory jobs. The key is on making the technology affordable, which means relaxing the grip of capital and cost saving in view of the higher goal of helping human beings create fruitful lives…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Friedman, Milton. "The Methodology of Positive Economics." In Essays in Positive Economics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953.

Schumacher, E.F. Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.
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Characters and the Way They

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y the final chapter, although Huck has come to like Silas and Sally, he knows that they are still a part of the society he has come to distrust and fear so, before the dust from his adventures is fully settled he is already planning to detach himself again:" but I reckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it. I been there before" (chapter 43, Electronic text center, University of Virginia Library).

In Austen's novel the theme is to show the violation of the moral and social codes and its disastrous results in a humored way. While human follies and stupidities lead to the violation of the code and only the self-knowledge can prevent the human error, Jane Austen's main theme becomes to know yourself. Through self-analysis Emma changes…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Twain, Mark (1835-1910)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library

http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/Twa2Huc.html
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Analysis of a Prosecution

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The History of Crime and Punishment in the United States

1. What is the time period of your trial?

The time period of this trial is the year 1904. The defendant was tried on March 15, 1904 and indicted on November 13, 1904.

2. What is the crime on trial? Provide a brief summary.

The crime on trial is for false registration, an election offense. In the early 20th century in New York, election fraud was a serious issue and Teddy Roosevelt as a member of the Board of Commissioners at the end of the 19th century in New York had pledged to crack down on election fraud because of the stronghold on the voting process held by Tammany Hall. Thus, this trial emerged just a few short years after that crackdown began as an example of the type of issues the city was having. This case in particular centered…… [Read More]

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Character Animation

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3D Animation Model: Parkour Performance

This paper describes a three dimensional (3D) animation movie of a parkour performer. Parkour training is defined as the art of the movement and needs a lot of skills to overcome obstacles within the range of one's path. The latter allows the animator to exhibit his/her skills demonstrating the rapid changes and randomly appearing obstacles. As the animation will last only 2 min, a simple design would be suitable to emphasize details of animation from different camera angles.

3D animations are modeled by manipulating polygon meshes, embedding them into objects, characters, and scenes and eventually moving them. ecently, 3D animations have become a part of daily life routine from the advertisements on the billboards to web pages, television, video games, simulations and medical technologies. The high demand for the 3D animation attracts a lot of young people's attention; however, the skills such as being patient,…… [Read More]

References

(1) HAAG, J. A brush with the real world, Master Thesis (2009), University of Queensland.

(2) KERSTEN, D., MAMASSIAN, P., AND KNILL, D.C. Moving cast shadows induce apparent motion in depth. Perception 26, 2 (1997), 171 -- 192. Also see: http://vision.psych.umn.edu/www/kersten-lab/demos/shadows.html.

(3) LASSETER, J. Principles of Traditional Animation Applied to 3D Computer Animation, Computer Graphics, 21, 4 (1987), 35-44.

(4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUWxaHOYaBA
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Character From a Movie Gordon

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obert omano on the TV show "E (obbins, 2005).

The metaphorical significance of greed in combination with selfishness, as currently mistaken for these two disorders combined, and its identification with social, economic, cultural, along with even religious status mistakes CEOs, media giants, and fortunate investors for people with this psychological disorder. In some cases, symbolic of praise; in others, disdain. The psychoanalytic explanation of greedy behavior further misleads people, who misunderstand greedy diplomatic, corporate, and political leaders, with those symptomatic of a disorder in need of treatment. At times the study of its insidious consequences on the self and on society drives a standard of hatred applicable to both.

Conclusion

Applicable Approach: Psychoanalytic Therapy

Clients interested in psychoanalysis must be willing to commit to an intensive and long-term therapy process. The intent of psychoanalytic therapy is to allow access to the unconscious as a source of conflicts and motivations. The…… [Read More]

References

Hiles, D.R. (2009) http://www.psy.dmu.ac.uk/drhiles/pdf's/Hiles%20(2009)%20Envy%20Paper%20(CCPE%20-%2009).pdf" Envy, Jealousy, Greed: A Kleinian approach. Paper presented to CCPE, London.

Winnicott, D.W. (1963) The Development of the matter of concern. In: The Maturational

Process and the Facilitating Environment: Studies in the theory of emotional development. Hogarth Press.

Robbins, MD Lawrence. Personality Disorders. November 2005.
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Analysis of Moschino Barbie Ad

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Advertising

Company Overview

Mattel is a producer of children's toys, including the well-known industry brands Fisher Price, Barbie and Hot Wheels. The company has strategic partnerships with several other major brands such as Disney, WWE, Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. The company did nearly $6.5 billion in revenue in the last fiscal year, and turned a profit of just of $900 million. Nearly half of its revenues come from international markets.

The Barbie brand is the most important for the company, with just over $1 billion in annual revenues. The company's marketing is focused around the end-of-year, when gift-buying for children reaches its peak. The company utilizes most forms of media for its advertising, including traditional 30-second television spots. Mattel spent $733.2 million, or 12.2% of net sales, on its marketing efforts in the last fiscal year (Mattel 2014 Annual eport). In terms of distribution, its three largest customers are Walmart,…… [Read More]

References

Mattel 2014 Annual Report. Retrieved November 30, 2015 from http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/MAT/0x0x820303/68C602DD-88F3-47F8-ABB5-46635E8495D8/Mattel_-_Bookmarked_2014_Annual_Report_Final_.PDF

Ad link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TULVRlpsNWo
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King's Men A Character Profile of Willie

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King's Men: A character profile of illie Stark.

The themes of All The King's Men by Robert Penn arren underline the ambiguous nature of politics in the Deep South and the ambiguous nature of the character of its central protagonist. illie Stark assumes power as a populist governor of a Southern state long dominated by party elites. He is determined to bring about change but meets with resistance from members of the ruling political and social aristocracies. On one hand, Stark is a sympathetic figure because of his support of the common man. But Stark uses underhanded means to achieve his goals. After a certain point, Stark's corruption begins to seem self-serving rather than justified, regardless of the nobility of his aims. In Stark's views, the ends justify the means and his own political survival is the only moral necessity.

At the beginning of the novel, arren contrasts Stark as…… [Read More]

Work Cited

Warren, Robert Penn. All The King's Men. New York: Mariner Books, 2002.
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Elijah Baley's Character an Analysis

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Baley was capable enough, efficient enough, but he lacked something that Enderby had. Enderby fit the administrative machine perfectly. He was one of those persons who was born for a hierarchy, who was just naturally comfortable in a bureaucracy" (Asimov 37). Enderby worked within the status quo, he did not challenge the closed-minded ways of society within the caves of steel. On the other hand, Baley at his best moments was much more capable than Enderby. However, he represented change and a challenge to the social order.

Moreover, there is a certain uneasiness that Baley experiences in front of Olivaw that shows his overall lack of confidence in himself and his abilities. Baley is afraid that Olivaw might surpass him in terms of his ability to solve crimes and prove himself as a good officer. To a certain extent, Baley is afraid of being outshined by a robot. If this…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Asimov, Isaac. The Caves of Steel. Random House. 1991.
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Frame-By-Frame Analysis The First Ten

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This 'floating' use of body parts and fluid use of human and mouse anatomical characteristics is another distinct feature of the graphic style of Maus.

Frame 6

In this frame, we discover the source of the father's displeasure with Mala. Mala was putting Artie's coat on a wire hanger. The petty nature of this tantrum indicates the stress under which Artie's father labors. He is angry about small things, despite having recently suffered some permanent tragedies (heart problems and the suicide of his wife) and tragedies in the past. This suggest that the father projects his frustrations and anger about the past into the present and gets angry at relatively minor matters because of his inability to deal with his past experiences. It also is a clue as to why he has heart trouble.

The father's irascible character traits are underlined in the explanatory voice-over by the narrator Artie, who…… [Read More]

Work Cited

Spiegelman, Art. Maus: A survivor's tale. New York: Penguin, 2003.
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Frankenstein Offers a Great Analysis

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The Monster's suffering was the root of all his murders, and Victor the cause of all his pain. It was at this point that the monstrosity of Victor's character is understood better, making Victor the greater monster in the story.

2.)

The poem "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" encompasses everything that the Romantic period had to offer. The physical aspect that the poem can portray, and the feeling that reading invokes makes this one of great substance and significance. The deep connection with Nature, is one that makes this poem a part of the Romantic Era's history, encapsulating a part of history in its lines.

The poem provides very rich description that invokes feeling; that is what the Romantic Period is all about. "Here, under this dark sycamore, and view / These plots of cottage ground, these orchard tufts, / Which at this season, with their unripe…… [Read More]

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Intercultural Film Analysis on Up in the

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Intercultural Film Analysis on Up in the Air

Interpersonal attraction

Interpersonal attraction is one of the themes at the heart of Up in the Air. For the purposes of this analysis, interpersonal attraction is taken to mean the ways in which people are drawn toward one another. The main character, yan Bingham, is a challenging character to analyze in this regard because he has experienced significant success through resisting interpersonal attraction, and yet he eventually comes to realize that people cannot simply shelter themselves from interpersonal attractions, even if they desire to live in complete alienation from others. yan makes his living through flying to workplaces and firing employees so that the bosses do not have to perform the unpleasant task, and yet he also doubles as a motivational speaker. His character is unusual in that he effectively tells people they are not suitable for their jobs (in his job…… [Read More]

References

Peterson, B.J. (2007). An Instructional Design Model for Heuristics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Potts, K. (2007). George Clooney: The Last Great Movie Star. New York: H. Leonard Corporation.

Selden, P. (Date Unknown). Darwin's gift: Acceptable and amorally gifted verbal communication or: The evolutionary phenomenon of pc language. University of Hawaii. Retrieved from hawaii.edu.
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Multiple Levels of Analysis Models for Single-Level

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Multiple Levels of Analysis

Models for single-level and multi-level research

Multiple levels of analysis in organizational research:

Advantages and disadvantages to using this approach

Given today's increasingly complex organizational structures, equally nuanced levels of organizational research are required to ensure a full and comprehensive portrait of the environment. Different approaches have been created to deal with the need for organizational complexity. Two dominant approaches are that of multilevel and comparative approaches, both of which "present rather distinct traditions in organization studies, each with its own epistemological assumptions and associated methods" (Lacey & Fiss 2009: 3). Organizations can be compared with other organizations as a whole or they can be compared in terms of their different internal 'levels.' According to the multilevel approach organizations are made up of a series of interconnected individuals, dyads, groups, organizations, industries, markets, and other components based upon the belief that "to examine organizational phenomena is…… [Read More]

References

Kidwell, R.E., Mossholder, K.E., and Bennett, N. (1997) Cohesiveness and organizational citizenship behavior: a multilevel analysis using work groups and individuals. Journal of Management, 26.7: 775.

Klein, K. & Kozlowski, S. (2003). A multilevel approach to theory and research in organizations: Contextual, temporal, and emergent processes. Multilevel Theory, Research, and Methods in Organizations: Foundations, Extensions, and New Directions

Lacey, R, & Fiss, P. (2009). Comparative organizational analysis across multiple levels: A set theoretic approach. From Studying differences between organizations: Comparative approaches to organizational research. B. King, T. Felin, & D. Whetten. (Ed).

Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 26. Bingley, UK: Emerald/JA. Retrieved:
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Steep Analysis Conduct Technology Trends T Part

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Steep analysis Conduct "Technology trends" "T" part a STEEP Analysis (bullet point - a comment supported APA / MLA In-Text citations valid- referenced sources, addresses pros & cons Technology trends.

Starbucks: Innovation and enterprise in the world of coffee

hy the company was chosen

Starbucks began as a largely free-standing empire of stores. The original concept of the corporation's coffeehouse model was to replicate the 'home away from home' feeing in the store's flagship Seattle location at every Starbucks. The franchises were initially conceptualized as urban gathering-places. "For each targeted region, Starbucks selected a large city to serve as a 'hub'; teams of professionals were located in hub cities to support the goal of opening 20 or more stores in the hub in the first two years. Once stores blanketed the hub, then additional stores were opened in smaller, surrounding 'spoke' areas in the region" ("Starbucks Case Study," McGraw Hill,…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Anderson, Rick. "Bellevue baristas antitrust suit against Starbucks heading to court."

Seattle Weekly. 28 Nov 2007. [6 Apr 2012]

 http://www.seattleweekly.com/2007-11-28/news/bellevue-barista-s-antitrust-suit-against-starbucks-heading-to-court.php?page=1 

Bishop, Todd. "The 'fourth place:' Starbucks as technology giant. Geek Wire. 2011.
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Dilmah Tea Stakeholder Analysis Customer Segments There

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Dilmah Tea

Stakeholder Analysis

Customer Segments

There are two ways of looking at Dilmah's customers. The buyers -- to whom Dilmah sells -- are the supermarkets and wholesalers that carry the tea. The other customer group is the end user. Tea is a mass market product that is consumed by a broad swath of the population, and to the extent that there is a definable "typical" demographic for tea consumption, this will vary by market. Initially, the company experienced difficulty in attracting interest from supermarket chains, which would then have had to utilize a push strategy to convince consumers to buy the tea. Over time, however, Dilmah was able to build its brand, making it more attractive to both supermarkets and consumers.

The global hot beverages market is worth $69.77 billion and the two major segments (coffee and tea) are both growing (PR eb, 2011). The growing demand, combined with…… [Read More]

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Bajaj, V. (2010) . A Sri Lankan underdog battles global tea giants. New York Times. Retrieved May 11, 2012 from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/09/business/global/09tea.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1336755890-EChS13AJJ88xmXFSg2k5lg

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Stakeholder Map and Stakeholder Analysis

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This is coupled by the high unemployment rate and the current recession in the private industry. This means that jobs in the Criminal Intelligence Bureau will still be attractive. This leads to an increase in quality recruitment (Tita, Troshynski & Graves, 2007).

Threats: terrorism has become a permanent and global disaster. This has taken a huge chunk of quality human resource within the Criminal Intelligence Bureau.

The organizational strategy

The Criminal Intelligence Bureau has a strategic plan founded on four pillars. The criminal intelligence personnel form the first pillar. From this pillar, the Criminal Intelligence Bureau intends to heighten the national criminal intelligence through devoting resources to cultivate intelligence expertise and equipment to pull talent in the intelligence industry through the Criminal Intelligence Bureau hiring policies (Fijnaut, 2011).

Secondly, the Criminal Intelligence Bureau aims at providing support to intelligence personnel via directions given by the leadership of the organization. The…… [Read More]

References

Fijnaut, C. (2011). Organized crime and its containment: A transatlantic initiative. Deventer u.a: Kluwer Law and Taxation.

Levinson, D. (2012). Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Tita, G., Troshynski, E. & Graves, M. (2007). Strategies for reducing gun violence: The role of gangs, drugs, and firearm accessibility. Ottawa, Ont: National Crime Prevention Centre.

Todd, P. & Jonathan, B. (2008). Global Intelligence: The World's Secret Services Today. Dhaka: University
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Gemma Bovary Analysis and Discussion

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Also, the use of the French language by the characters in a different type shows how the English regard French and France as exotic, in contrast of course, to Flaubert's own provincial French characters. The culture clash between French and English language and culture is a running theme in the novel.

The use of different fonts also allows for far more text on the page than is typical of most graphic novels. This befits the subject, given that it is a literary satire, and a satire of how art affects life. For example, in one dinner party, Gemma is distracted, ignoring what other characters are saying, and thinking about her lover in a similarly distracted state thinking about Gemma. This is shown by depicting thought balloon within thought balloon ad infinitum.

orks Cited

Simmonds, Posy. Gemma Bovery. Pantheon,…… [Read More]

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Simmonds, Posy. Gemma Bovery. Pantheon, 2004.
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Othello Analysis Shakespeare's Othello the Moor of

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Othello Analysis

Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragic play that details Othello's rise as an experienced combat leader and his tragic fall from grace due to his ancient, Iago's, manipulations and strategies. During the course of the play, Iago attempts to sabotage Othello through various means including informing Brabantio that his daughter, Desdemona, had married Othello behind his back in addition to successfully convincing Othello that Desdemona had been unfaithful to his, which results in Othello killing her. In the play, it can be argued that Brabantio's objection to Othello and Desdemona's marriage hinges on several factors, which include religion and social standing and background. On the other hand, Iago's motivations are fueled by jealousy and rage, as he was not promoted to the position of lieutenant like he had hoped.

Brabantio's reaction to Othello and Desdemona's elopement is very negative. Brabantio contends, "She is abused, stol'n…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Shakespeare, William. Othello, the Moor of Venice. Web. 31 August 2012.
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Animated Characters in Advertisements the

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On the one side are those who argue against advertisements aimed at children due to a belief that children are uniquely susceptible, and on the other side are those who sell advertisements and advertising, such as ad agencies and business school textbook authors, out of a belief that advertising is able to effect product preference in any meaningful way. In short, both of these groups are incorrect, because advertising, and animated characters in particular, actually have fairly little influence on product preference and purchasing decisions. They can generate recognition and positive emotional connections between the audience and the product, but these connections do not necessarily translate into actual purchases. However, in order to demonstrate why this is the case, one must examine some relevant scientific research on the subject and attempt to inject some reasonable skepticism into the hyperbolic claims of parents' groups and advertising cheerleaders.

Aside from market research…… [Read More]

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Altstie, T, and J. Grow, Advertising strategy: creative tactics from the outside/in, SAGE,

Thousand Oaks, 2006.

Callcott, MF, and W. Lee, "A content analysis of animation and animated spokes-characters,"

Journal of Advertising, vol. 23, no. 4, 1994, pp. 1-12.
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Macbeths Two Macbeths An Analysis

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Their inability to come to terms with the facts of their success and the actions they were required to take to achieve it becomes, in many ways, the focus of the film, and becomes the true heart of the story Polanski is trying to tell in this film.

Character Changes

The violence and psychological crumbling it causes is not only accentuated in Polanski's Macbeth by these added scenes, but also in how Polanski presents certain other scenes from the play, as well. These changes have direct implications for the interpretation of the two primary characters in the play, as well as for several of the secondary characters and the overall thrust of the film's story. Perhaps the most significant interpretive choices that Polanski makes in regards to the direct characterizations of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth occur in the staging -- or the filming, rather -- of their soliloquies. Through Polanski's…… [Read More]

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Ehses, Hanno. "Representing Macbeth: A Case Study in Visual Rhetoric." Design Issues, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring, 1984), pp. 53-63.

Grossvogel, David. "When the Stain Won't Wash: Polanski's Macbeth." Diacritics, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Summer, 1972), pp. 46-51.

Polanski, Roman. Macbeth. 1971.

Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. New York: Folgers, 1994.
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Children's Literature Analysis of Hector

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All of these factors show that a young boy in the country and from a working class background stereotypically likes to hunt and fish.

In Moke and Poki Build a House, the main characters are the two friends, Moke and Poki. Moke and Poki are Menehunes, a group of legendary little people who live in the rainforests of Hawaii. Though they are fictional, Moke and Poki show many traits that are associated with native people from Hawaii or otherwise. Both characters are male, though it is difficult to tell if they are adults or children. There are no parental figures and no females. Moke and Poki's friends are all animals and none of them are described using female or male pronouns. Instead they are simply called Crayfish, Nene-goose, Dog, and Cricket (Funai, 1972).

Moke and poki are portrayed in the illustration as having darker skin and, because they are in…… [Read More]

References

Funai, M. (1972). Moke and Poki in the Rain Forest. New York: Harper & Row.

Hallowell, P. (1958). Hector Goes Fishing. Eau Claire, WI: E.M. Hale and Company.
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Ethical Awareness Inventory Results and Analysis Results

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Ethical Awareness Inventory esults and Analysis

esults of my Ethical Awareness Inventory described my ethical perspective to be character-based, wherein I evaluate people more on their ethical character than their present actions. Basically, the results determined me as an individual who can see past ethical or unethical actions, and identify an ethical or unethical person based on his/her overall character. Since my ethical perspective is character-based, I value in people the qualities of integrity, honesty, and wisdom. For me, a person with a strong ethical character is one who would be capable of discernment and would not have difficulties knowing what is right and what is wrong. It goes without saying then, that I myself is an individual who has developed an ethical character over time. I consider myself to be an individual with integrity, and I expect other people to develop this integrity as well.

The results are indeed…… [Read More]

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Abbott, A. (1983). "Professional Ethics." The American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 88, No. 5.

Brown, M. (2006). "Ethical leadership: a review and future directions." The Leadership Quarterly, No. 17.
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Faulkner and Olsen Analysis Characters in Faulkner

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Faulkner and Olsen Analysis

Characters in Faulkner and Olsen

Complex characters tend to be challenging to write, especially in the case of those whose circumstances and actions make them slightly unappealing. William Faulkner and Tillie Olsen, however, show that with brief stories about their characters' pasts, endearment is not so difficult to elicit after all. In Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily," Emily Grierson's character is shown through the eyes of a collective narrator. In Olsen's "I Stand Here Ironing," the narrator looks back on the rearing of a troubled child (also the name of Emily). Both authors retell the stories that bring a sort of reader empathy toward the characters, especially after looking back on the past lifestyles both characters faced.

Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"

"A Rose for Emily" is a short story told in five different sections, each reverting to a particular time period as narrated by a…… [Read More]

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Vice Principals on HBO Advertisement Analysis

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Race, Gender and Class as Sources of Comedic Tension in HBO’s Advertisement for Season One of “Vice Principals”

An online ad for Season One of HBO’s show “Vice Principals,” starring Danny McBride, Walton Goggins and Kimberly Gregory, consists of a two-minute trailer that showcases the main “selling” points of the comedy series—conflict, romance, “bromance,” action, and racial tension. The two main sources of conflict in the series, as represented in the ad, are between the two rivaling vice principals played by McBride and Goggins, both of whom vie for the Principal’s job, and between the two of them and the new principal played by Gregory, against whom McBride and Goggins unite to overthrow). The characters represent various types: McBride plays a middle-class, middle-aged white male with a traditional though pudgy bearing (he sports a sweater vest to school and has a very out-of-date hair cut and moustache that resembles more…… [Read More]

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Presidential Character by James Barber

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He seems to draw easy causal connections between policy and personality that deny the exterior circumstances of history. For example, he suggests that Hoover's rigid personality made him unable to accept changes in classical economic theory during the beginning of the Great Depression, and to adopt a more Keynesian approach. Barber asserts that it was not the conventional wisdom of the time that hampered Hoover as much as his own character, despite the fact that few people really could assuredly state they had the 'answer' to the financial crisis at that time. The adaptive-negative aspects of Johnson's personality made that president similarly resistant to the idea of pulling out of Vietnam, and his egoism made him unwilling to be seen as 'losing' the war -- but what about the pressures of the Cold War during that era? Historians also might find some objection to Barber's psychoanalyzing so many major presidential…… [Read More]

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Faustus and Everyman an Analysis

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Faustus, who sees his time also coming to a close, becomes a kind of Hamlet-figure and doubts that he can be forgiven. Faustus' problem is more than a life of misdeeds -- it is a problem of lack of faith. The faith of Everyman may have been lukewarm, but it was not corrupt. The faith in the time of Everyman has been polluted by Lutheran and Calvinist doctrines.

Considering the form of the narrative, this is not surprising: Faustus is obsessed with fame and renown. Everyman has no name proper -- and neither does his author. That the author of the medieval morality play should be anonymous is nothing out of the ordinary, and indeed seems all the more fitting when one considers that the second most printed book after the ible was The Imitation of Christ, a work whose author never put his name on the original (and which…… [Read More]

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Craig, H. Morality Plays and Elizabethan Drama. Shakespeare Quarterly 1(2), 1950, 64-

72. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/pss/2866678

Everyman. NY: Fox, Duffield and Company, 1903.

Gardiner, H. Introduction. The Imitation of Christ (Thomas Kempis). NY:
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Hemingway Analysis the Returning of Soldiers From

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Hemingway Analysis

The Returning of Soldiers from Combat in America

"Soldiers Home"

Although Earnest Hemmingway's, "Soldiers Home" (187) was written in 1925, and the war at that time was different, there are several things in the story that still ring true today for servicemen. In "Soldiers Home" (187) Krebs, the main character in the story goes through some changes while he is away fighting in the Marine Corps. Krebs was a young man from Kansas who is in college at the time that he is drafted into the Marine Corps. So he leaves his friends and family to go overseas to fight for his country, as do the young men and women of todays armed forces. As told by the author Krebs fights in some of the toughest battles that were ever fought, "Belau ood, Soissons, Champagne St. Mihiel, and The Argonne Forrest" (187), he feels out of place when…… [Read More]

With Krebs not really trusting his parents, and his loss of love as well the author shows the reader several issues that can affect a soldier returning home from combat. Along with the loss of interest in relationships, and not having a reason to interact with the towns people or even listen to his parents, they all show some of the struggles facing returning servicemen and women then and today, and that they have faced upon their return from foreign places where they have been busily waging war for the entire twentieth century (Associated Content)

The problems with the American soldier returning home from combat are worse than people may think. They go a lot deeper than people may think. They can range from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, hearing loss, anxiety, depression, and even isolation. These are the problems that are unseen by society and have been written about since at least 1925. Hemingway's story is not prescient or "ahead of its tie" because it recognized and described the issues of coming home from war in ways that can be identified with modern diagnoses and that reflect modern experiences. Instead, it is the simple commonality of the experiences of warfare that existed in the First World War and that still exist in today's military conflicts that makes this work still relevant. The fact that Hemingway so accurately describes a case of post Traumatic Stress Disorder doesn't matter nearly as much as the fact that this disorder still exists, and for the same reasons it existed nearly a hundred years ago. Until mankind learns to end warfare, traumas like those experienced by Krebs and by real soldiers in ongoing wars will continue to lead to the development f psychological disorders like PTSD as described in "Soldier's Home" and by countless servicemen and servicewomen that have served honorably in places of combat today.

As Krebs returns home from war in 1919, he is faced with issues of being back in the civilian society. Whether a soldier fought in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Somalia, or Iraq and Afghanistan, the problems of the returning veteran are handled the same then as they are now personally, within the soldier and with the general public.
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Creation Narrative Analysis of Genesis Myth or History or Myth and History

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Creation Myth Analysis

Case Study of the History of iblical Creation Narratives

What Is Myth?

What Is History?

Manetho

Josephus

Jeroboam

Is Genesis 1:1-2:4 Myth?

Is Genesis 1:1-2:4 History?

Is Genesis 1:1-2:4 oth Myth and History?

An Analysis of the iblical Creation Narrative of Genesis 1:1-25 and Egypt's Possible Influence on the Historical Record

God created the world in just six days, and rested on the seventh, but scholars have not rested at all over the millennia in their investigation of its account in the historical record, particularly Genesis 1:1-25. Given its importance to humankind, it is little wonder that so much attention has been devoted to how the universe was created and what place humanity has in this immense cosmos. Indeed, the creation of the universe and the origin of mankind are the subject of numerous myths around the world, with many sharing some distinct commonalities. According to S.G.F.…… [Read More]

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Aldred, Cyril. The Egyptians. London: Thames & Hudson, 1961.

Andrews, E.A.. What Is History? Five Lectures on the Modern Science of History. New York:

Macmillan Co., 1905.

Austin, Michael. "Saul and the Social Contract: Constructions of 1 Samuel 8-11 in Cowley's 'Davideis' and Defoe's 'Jure Divino,' Papers on Language & Literature 32, 4 (1996),
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Setting How Settings Define Characters Into the

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Setting

How Settings Define Characters:

Into the ild and Sex and the City

Every year at the Oscars, an academy award is awarded to the best costume designer, to the best in visual effects, to the best sound editing and best sound mixing. All of these individual elements work in harmony to create the setting of a motion picture- a setting that the audience will remember, so incredible that it makes the plot better. Settings are extremely important facet in any story- a book, a movie, a television show, as it helps the audience imagine that they are there and walking alongside the characters on the screen or through the pages of a novel. Settings are also important in propelling the individual characters through the plot- the setting helps meld their personalities, their actions and reactions to certain situations. The idea that settings aid in the shaping the main characters…… [Read More]

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Hiott, Taylor. "Into the Wild - Critical Review of the Novel About the Journey of Christopher McCandless." Associated Content. Yahoo!, 26 May 2009. Web. 11 Aug 2011. .

Wisniewski, Chris. "Sex and the City." Reverse Shot. Web. 11 Aug 2011. .
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Hope Leslie Analysis

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Hope Leslie Strong Female Characters of the 17th Century

Strong Female Characters in Sedgwick's Hope Leslie

The United States has not always been a free space for strong female characters. In fact, in its earliest stages, most women were confined to very strict gender rules and restrictions. That is definitely true in the case of the Puritan culture that settled in the North East in the 17th century. Catharine Maria Sedgwick's Hope Leslie presents a surprisingly strong and independent female protagonist who fights for what she believes in and against the constraining gender norms of the very conservative Puritan culture in the early days of the Massachusetts colony. This represents a connection between the American idea of independence and individualism and women's role in American history. Sedgwick is also standing up against the gender norms face d in her own era with such a strong female lead.

The novel itself…… [Read More]

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Pelegri, Teresa Requena. "Bringing Out Censored Stories and Reassessing the Past in Catharine Maria Sedgwick's Hope Leslie." Coolabah. Vol. 3. 2009.

Sedgwick, Catharine Maria. Hope Leslie: Or, Early Times in the Massachusetts. Harper Brothers.
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Literature Analysis on Rabbit Hole

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Rabbit Hole

The Symbolism of the Rabbit Hole

David Lindsay-Abaire's play Rabbit Hole, which he adapted into a screenplay directed by John Cameron Mitchell, concerns a married couple coping with the death of their son, with complications brought in by the wife's sister and mother and ultimately by the teenager that killed young Danny with his car (though through no real fault of his own). Each of the characters in the play has their own way of dealing with Danny's death and how it has affected their future and their lives, but a part of each of their coping mechanisms involves a great deal of escapism, or pretending the world exists in a way that it does not. This is exemplified to varying degrees and in many different ways by each of the characters, and an investigation of four of these characters and the ways in which they go down…… [Read More]

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Isaiah 6 Analysis

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Bible

Isaiah Chapter 6 addresses Isaiah's commission, and is a perfect example of the use of narrative structure, format, and style in the Hebrew Bible. A plethora of Tate's literary elements pertain directly to Isaiah, and reading Isaiah with Tate's elements in mind enhances understanding of the text. In particular, Isaiah 6 reflects Old Testament narratology: the method by which the story is being told. Hebrew narratology retains core elements, some of which are adhered to and some of which are subverted in Isaiah 6. Isaiah 6 is told from a first person point-of-view, evident from the first line: "In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple," (Isaiah 6:1). The first person point-of-view establishes a literary, thematic, and semantic bond between implied reader and implied narrator. Moreover, the first person point-of-view…… [Read More]

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Tate, W.R. (2012). Handbook for Biblical Interpretation. Baker.
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China Town Idea Analysis The

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There is a romantic charm in the notion that outsiders only 'pass through' while residents are in a kind of stop time, insular and part of the background, not part of the larger cultural narrative. Thus the Chinatown idea is fundamentally that Asia is 'different' -- exotic, of another world, rather than part of 'America.' This has often subverted the ambitions of those residents who do wish to become more a part of American society, who may struggle acquiring English skills, for example. The existence of Chinatown reinforces the perception that Chinese segregation is self-imposed and that a complex array of social factors such as culture and discrimination have no impact upon mobility and advancement.

The persistence of Chinatown also questions the ethics of what it means to tour another culture -- an issue that also arises when an individual contemplates the ethics touring an Amish village, for example. These…… [Read More]

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Chinatown San Francisco. April 21, 2009.  http://www.sanfranciscochinatown.com/ 

Liu, Eric. "The Chinatown Idea." From Seeing and Writing. Bedford St. Martins, 2009.
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Feminist Analysis of Dryden's Marriage

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Adultery and any sort of infidelity turns out to be a different story for men as Rosenthal stresses: "prohibition against adultery is not about property, pregnancy, misdirected male desire, or bloodlines, as one might have thought, but about the prevention of female comparison" (Rosenthal, 2008) as sharing men would be established by the size of their sexual organs.

A recurrent theme in the play from a gender perspective relates to the fact that the play is generally a patriarchal type of play in which paternal figures are predominant and the evolution of the other characters is a direct result of this way of using power. The women in this play, especially Doralice and Melantha are victimized as women had lesser rights to speak their minds or act according to their decisions. The paternalistic environment is also observed in the way Palamede and Rhodophil behave, as all four of them find…… [Read More]

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Denman, J. (2008) "Too hasty to stay": Erotic and Political Timing in Marriage a la Mode. Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700, Volume 32, Number 2, pp. 1-23

Dryden, J. (1981) Marriage a la Mode. University of Nebraska Press

Frank, M. (2002) Gender, Theatre, and the Origins of Criticism: From Dryden to Manley. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Hansen, C. (1993) Woman as Individual in English Renaissance Drama: A Defiance of the Masculine Code. New York: Peter Lang