Essays Tagged: "Doom"

Oedipus Rex

ipus shall kill his father andthen marry his mother. "An oracle was reported to Laios once that his doom would be death atthe hands of his own son-born of his flesh and of [Iocaste] . . .It is God him ...

(5 pages) 139 0 3.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Chaos and Macbeth. A Tale of Two Theories

wo Theories'. One theory suggests that the tragic hero, Macbeth, is led down an unescapable road of doom by an outside force, namely fate in the form of the three witches. The second suggests that the ... (I.vii.25-27). Are these the words of a man who is merely being led down a self dustructive path of doom, with no will of his own? Or are they the words of a man who realizes not only the graveness of ...

(3 pages) 56 0 5.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

"They did it to Themselves". Romeo and Juliet

tastrophe, but, for the most part, it was Romeo and Juliet themselves that lent a hand to their own doom. The two lovers were fated to meet and die, but this never could've happened without their help ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

The Downfall of Macbeth

two theories. One theory suggests that the tragic hero, Macbeth, is led down an unescapable road of doom by an outside force; namely the three witches. The second suggests that there is no supernatura ... m that path.It is easy to believe that the witches controlled Macbeth and made him follow a path of doom. The predictions they give, coupled with their unholy ways suggest that they are in control of ...

(4 pages) 119 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Macbeth

that he was invincible, and then he willingly continued to fightwhen he knew that it would mean his doom. Macbeth's downfall was planned bythe weird sisters, but it was Macbeth's own free will that le ...

(5 pages) 39 0 4.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Guilt and How it is Handled

uilt because Hester must endure all the blame. Dimmesdale's guilt eats away at him and leads to his doom. On the other hand, the adulteress handles the guilt by telling other people and showing them t ...

(2 pages) 70 0 2.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Hester's Individualism As Present in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

ficulties of living in Boston, the stern, joyless world of Puritan New England. It is all gloom and doom. If the sun ever shines, one could hardly notice. The entire place seems to be shrouded in blac ...

(8 pages) 89 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"To Build a Fire" by Jack London. Descriptive and defined points and quotes

them for a tone that is depressed and frightening. Isolated by an environment of frigid weather and doom, the author shows us how the main character of the story is completely unaware of his surroundi ... them for a tone that is depressed and frightening. Isolated by an environment of frigid weather and doom, the author shows us how the main character of the story is completely unaware of his surroundi ...

(9 pages) 202 0 3.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Witching Hour" by Anne Rice

ached the rocks of the bay, thought of his life and emptiness,then he slipped and fell to his fatal doom in the sea. Found by a woman known as RowanMayfair , he discovered that he was dead for over an ...

(6 pages) 49 0 5.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A summary Report on "The Pardoner's Tale" from the Canterbury Tales. Includes interpretation.

that are usually attributed to such a place. The background of the Black Death adds to the sense of doom.4) Point of View / Techniques: Third person point of view with an intrusive narrator. Lecture, ...

(3 pages) 91 0 2.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

"The Tale of Happiton" - significance

ave to write plenty of postcards in order to help slow down the bell that would possibly ring their doom. Even though, the chances were very low on a day-to-day basis that all five dice would land on ...

(4 pages) 22 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Imagery(or motifs)in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet"

e taking place in the play. Secondly, disease leads to death, so the diseased society of Denmark is doomed. Because of this sense of doom, there is a slight foreshadowing of the play's tragic ending. ...

(5 pages) 140 0 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

About going to a dentist.

t the above number to schedule your appointment"- segment of the postcard. The impending feeling of doom consumed me. "Well, enough of this" I told myself sharply, as I wiped my now clammy hands on my ...

(4 pages) 95 1 3.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Is the national debt good or bad?

deficit? Since 1980 the deficit has grown very big. Some say its a bad thing, and predict possible doom, others say it is a safe and stable necessity to maintain a healthy economy.In the beginnin ...

(5 pages) 141 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Macbeth: Fate or Free-will.

always had a choice throughout the play to choose his own fate. Macbeth journeyed to his murderous doom through his own free choice.In Act I, the three witches visit Macbeth and Banquo on the heath. ...

(2 pages) 77 2 4.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelly.

abbling with nature, which result in the creation of horrific creature. Victor Frankenstein was not doomed to failure from his initial desire to overstep the natural bounds of human knowledge. Rather, ... osing to pursue his creation in vengeance, while admitting he himself that it may result in his own doom. The creation of an unloved being and the quest for the elixir of life holds Victor Frankenstei ...

(6 pages) 255 2 4.4 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How has chemistry made your life better?

is truly a powerful tool. It can create a better future for us, or if misdirected, can lead to our doom. It's important that we study chemistry everyday and understand its principles. Chemistry helps ...

(2 pages) 69 0 1.9 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Analysis of "The Oval Portrait" by Edgar Allen Poe.

nd, a painter, requests that the wife let him paint her portrait, and in obeying him, she meets her doom. As the painting matured, her health and spirits declined and yet she remained and, without obj ...

(4 pages) 53 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Jack London's To Build a Fire-Analysis.

m for a tone that is depressed and fear-provoking. Isolated by an environment of frigid weather and doom, the author shows us how the main character of the story is completely unaware of his surroundi ...

(5 pages) 15597 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Limits of Media Power," by Robert J. Samuelson.

e Limits of Media Power," Robert J. Samuelson tells us "we're often accused of spreading 'gloom and doom' and threatening the economy. The first charge is sometimes true. The second isn't." What he me ...

(2 pages) 48 1 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing