Essays Tagged: "childhood innocence"

Title: Parallels Between Chauncey Gardiner and Forest Gump. Chauncey Gardiner from story Being There.

mp ends up to be the person that he is in the story because of his mother's ideals, strong will and childhood innocence. The traits that describe these men sound good, but both of them are the proverb ... her tries to shield him from many of the cruelties that mentally handicapped people face from their childhood to their adulthood. Forest eventually learns everything that he needs to learn about life ...

(5 pages) 50 1 4.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The Symbolic Relationship Between Finny's Fall in the book "A Seperate Peace" by John Knowles, and the World Trade Center.

ys of summer, and it ushers in the harsher winter session. Before Finny's fall, there is a sense of childhood innocence. The boys still had a year before they would be eligible for the war, and they t ... nrest. Inadequacies felt toward Finny, and the rumors of Gene's conspiracy, put an end to the naive childhood of the students; replacing it with an adult view of the world. (The adult view is one in w ...

(7 pages) 53 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.

vel, Great Expectations, the main character Pip undergoes a constant moral maturing. Pip's original childhood innocence was stripped of him when he began to desire material wealth and influence. His f ...

(3 pages) 41 0 0.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

What "Great Expectations" reveals about the true nature of a gentleman.

bout moral maturity and the main character, Pip undergoes a constant moral maturing. Pip's original childhood innocence was stripped of him when he began to desire material wealth and influence. His f ...

(11 pages) 111 2 4.8 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

In the 'Afterword' to her novel, "I'm The King of the Castle", Susan Hill refers to "the evil of Hooper". To what extent do you consider Hooper to be evil?

he Castle", this is not the case. After reading the novel, we are shocked. Our preconceptions about childhood innocence are shattered. Hill deliberately shocks us in a traditionally gothic style, by t ... ting Gothic elements, like Hill's novel. The case threw society into a state of total bewilderment. Childhood as a sanctity of innocence was questioned.The Bulger case brought up the 'nature-nurture' ...

(12 pages) 23 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

In the short story collection: Summer Lightning by Olive Senior, the child is a major device for analyzing the society which disrupts and destroys its world. Discuss using at least 3 stories.

world of the child.In 'Love Orange', Senior uses symbolism to highlight the tragedy of the loss of childhood innocence due to the experiences and harsh reality of the adult world. This story shows a ... of the adult world. This story shows a child so influenced by the intrusion of the world outside of childhood, that the reality and seriousness of adult concerns such as death and old age, along with ...

(7 pages) 51 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Ace of Diamonds, Master of Big Jingles and The Paper Parcel are three New Zealand short stories written by New Zealander Owen Marshall

ss of innocence and the influence of adult society upon them, are seen.One idea seen is the loss of childhood innocence. This can be seen to the young boys of "The Ace of diamonds gang". These boys ar ... The events show that the boy's views on the world have changed, and therefore they have lost their childhood innocence.An event that happens to the young boys in "The Paper Parcel" is his mother leav ...

(6 pages) 33 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

To Kill A Mockingbird

, To Kill A Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee. It deals with two siblings, Jem and Scout, whose childhood innocence is threatened by numerous incidents that expose the evil side of human nature; m ...

(2 pages) 17 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Psychoanalytical Viewing of Citizen Kane

the subsequent consequences of their separation.***Kane's insecurity as a result of the loss of his childhood innocence, is illustrated for his desire to "cash in his capital and turn it onto concrete ... key to Kane's character, a symbol of innocence that cannot be recovered.Motifs"Rosebud" - symbol of childhood trauma, loss of innocence and degradation of Kane's life as a result.Constant framing of K ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Araby by James Joyce

ng boy whose life up to this point has been simple and happy. The monotony of his life nurtures his childhood happiness and innocence, and from this state the boy is introduced to Joyce's version of r ... as the inevitable end for everyone. In 'Araby', he uses a young child still caught in the state of childhood innocence to show a modernist's version of the "coming of age." This "coming of age" is th ...

(5 pages) 56 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The significane of the title of the book, 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee.

The mockingbird represents characters and events: Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, the justice system, and childhood innocence.Tom Robinson is a gentle man who, like the mockingbird, has never harmed anyone ... f his skin.Throughout the story Jem and Scout start to become aware of the evil in the world; their childhood innocence is lost. They learn not to take everything at face value. Scout, on reflecting a ...

(2 pages) 40 3 3.6 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

"You can never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view". Discuss this quote from 'To Kill a Mockingbird'by Harper Lee

ion of the moral nature of human beings. Because the book is written through Scout's perspective of childhood innocence, the result of this portrayal leads the readers to one of the book's important s ... o does not understand why people are against others makes the story more powerful. The innocence of childhood died for Scout and Jem when they realised the adult world is often a cruel and unjust place.

(4 pages) 22 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee - this essay describes the different themes and symbolisms in the book.

ral themes, besides the dominant issue of racial prejudice. The author takes the reader through the childhood of Scout, the narrator, and her brother Jem, in Alabama during the 1930s. The reader analy ... ated through the eyes of Jean-Louis Finch, a young, naturally impulsive girl, from a perspective of childhood innocence. In Part I, Scout, Jem, and their summer friend Dill, assume that people are goo ...

(5 pages) 40 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

"To Kill a Mockingbird": Ignorance is learned when Innocence is Forgotten

Childhood innocence is but one of the virtues and ways of life of all young. Gradually all youth loo ... nd its purity of goodness. Harper Lee, illustrated in her novel, how two children who were in their childhood state of innocence were later woken to a harsh reality. They experienced the darkest and m ... society for his differences and how he could not conform to the world and become a man upon leaving childhood. Boo Radley, throughout the story is shrouded by a cloth of mystery and intrigue. He is a ...

(8 pages) 19 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

To what extent can 'The Violets' be seen as a representative of the poetic qualities and concerns of Harwood's work?

erns and thematic ideas, including symbols and metaphors in her work associated with; water, music, childhood/innocence/naivety, audible sound, the experience of childhood towards adulthood, time, the ... audible sounds/music as a recurring motif throughout the poem to represent the recollections of her childhood (in Brisbane), the fragility of life, the 'perfect family', a sense of spirituality (Chris ...

(6 pages) 26 0 4.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

The importance of "the beast" in "Lord Of The Flies"

ad grown naturally, without their knowledge, because they had been taken out of civilization. Their childhood innocence had been destroyed by that darker side.Fear was associated with the beast and vi ...

(4 pages) 9 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Sexual Innocence

Sexual innocence is something that people often associate with the period of childhood. We are bombarded daily with images of children portrayed in the media as being 'innocent' ... to what extent does this concept imply sexual innocence? Some would argue that sexual innocence in childhood, in fact, does not exist.Childhood InnocenceIdeas about childhood innocence have long been ... weet' (Blake, cited in chp. 6, p. 225). These terms have become synonymous with Western ideas about childhood, in particular, with relation to very young children. In stark contrast however, writing f ...

(7 pages) 82 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Bless me, ultima

und town and some of the horrible things that happen. Also the way they talk and act show how their childhood innocence is floating away while they don't even know it. Then, there is the big example i ...

(3 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Bless me, ultima

und town and some of the horrible things that happen. Also the way they talk and act show how their childhood innocence is floating away while they don't even know it. Then, there is the big example i ...

(3 pages) 727 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Great expectations- morals

vel, Great Expectations, the main character Pip undergoes a constant moral maturing. Pip's original childhood innocence was uncovered when he began to desire material wealth and influence. Pip spent h ...

(4 pages) 34 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens