Essays Tagged: "evil things"

book burning and censorship in Ray Bradbury's futuristic fiction "Fahrenheit 451"

re day America. His wife is hooked on the 'tube', and they have been breed to believe thatbooks are evil things. However, just as in all situations of this kind real or fictional, there is acertain sp ...

(3 pages) 146 1 4.2 Jan/1995

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Dracula, by Bram Stoker - The Superstition That Made the Supernatural Powers

, also, was set upon theday of May third- St. Georges Eve- 'when the clock strikes midnight, all theevil things in the world will have full sway?' [Stoker ] A common fear,found even today in many chil ... feeds, strives, and is at his most powerful at night. It is also believed thatdark/night represents evil and day/light represents good, which would explainwhy he is powerless in day time. He can becom ...

(3 pages) 113 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This is an essay on one of my favorite books written by one of the greatest authors Ray Bradbury.

e day America. His wife is hooked on the 'tube', and they have been breed to believe that books are evil things. He lacks the bit of understanding in his environment, this makes his life hollow. Then ...

(3 pages) 55 0 3.8 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The importance of the three witches in Macbeth.

han beliefs told that there was more to them than what met the eye.They were said to have done many evil things with their supernatural powers, likechange what would happen in the future. Many people ... heir supernatural powers, likechange what would happen in the future. Many people feared from these evil witches.If someone was suspected of being a witch they would be tortured and persecutedeven if ...

(3 pages) 53 0 3.7 Mar/2003

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

This essay talks about the role of ambition in Macbeth and defines what ambition is.

The real question however reveals the two sides of ambition. Can ambition be used for good or only evil?Most people believe that someone with ambition will use it for evil. They do not realize that w ... t drives them to work hard or to study uses the name, ambition. Ambition has also caused some to do evil things such as the character Macbeth from William Shakespeare's Macbeth. When Macbeth's ambitio ...

(1 pages) 39 0 1.0 Nov/2003

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

This is a literary review of the epic poem Gilgamesh. This essay ties the story of Gilgamesh into the definition of heroism.

eir time of need? In the older days, before laws and technology, heroes were the men who fought off evil things. Heroes were a necessity for every society, they were universally important. After those ...

(3 pages) 134 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Are Humans Intrinsically Evil?

Evil is complete wickedness and immorality. When asking if humans are intrinsically evil, we are ask ... if they are born with desires only to be destructive and to cause pain. If humans are intrinsically evil, then they do good things only for personal gain, and they do evil things as a response to thei ... nd better society. If they are good, then they do good things as a response to their nature, and do evil things because they are corrupted by society, either because of dysfunctional social upbringing ...

(6 pages) 108 1 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

This essay talks about the sources of evil in the book Lord of the Flies. It focuses on William Golding's attempt to get his message across: the main source of evil anywhere is mankind itself.

Source of EvilIn William Golding's, Lord of the Flies, the main source of evil is human nature. Golding proves ... t evil lives inside of every human being. But it takes certain circumstances and situations for the evil that lives in everyone to seep out. The presence of evil in the book leads to the fall of all c ... sland, especially Simon and Piggy's death.One characteristic of a human that played a major role in evil that happened on the island in the book is fear. The boys suffer from fear which makes them do ...

(6 pages) 32 0 3.0 Jan/2004

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

Book Review on a book by Dean Koontz called Darkfall

eyond. (page 86) I like this passage because it's so descriptive and it helps to visualize what the evil things were.2. A big sister had an obligation to watch over a little brother and protect him, e ... brothers said that a man named Baba Lavelle was behind all of them and he was a Bocor, which is an evil voodoo witch. And Rebecca doesn't believe it for a second, but Jack is open-minded and looks in ...

(2 pages) 20 1 1.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Gothic Literature in America. Looks specifically at Edgar Allen Poe's Tell Tale Heart.

s of this nature. Gothic literature also tries to play on paranoia and the "dark side" of the mind (evil things such as the old man's eye).Gothic literature was born in 1764 when Horace Walpole publis ... hich he describes as a vulture eye. The eye is different, so the character instantly decides it is 'evil.' The fact that there is nothing to show the eye is evil except for gut reaction means that we ...

(5 pages) 62 0 5.0 Nov/2004

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

"The Pearl"

inished a scorpion stings Coyotito. After Kino failed, selflessly, to grab the scorpion. Then other evil things start to happen to the family and Kino hears the evil music, and the doctor won't cure C ... capital to sell the pearl if he can't get a fair price.Later that night someone tries to steal the evil pearl again. Kino attacks them again but he gets beat up even though he has the pearl. Juana tr ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Lust to achieve more leads to Selfishness

ve been taken him to the seat of the king. Secondly, eagerness to acquire more in life results into evilness in one's mind and the example is evidently shown in Macbeth. Too much ambition caused to do ... usion, thirst to attain more in future is good but accomplishing way more than that turns out to be evil and anything is not acceptable if it leads to a successful result.

(1 pages) 14 2 5.0 Nov/2006

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

"The Possibility of Evil" by Shirley Jackson

Possibility of EvilEnvy, greed, lust - all examples of "evil" things done by us all; nevertheless, what is evil? Ca ... , and if so, are we obligated to? Before we speak about the obligation of the normal person to stop evil, we have to understand what evil is. Evil is what a person accepts it as true; this can be seen ... create problems rather than solve them. And that in another person's eyes, she can be perceived as evil. The other big question was, is she obliged to stop the evil that is happening in the community ...

(3 pages) 153 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Macbeth Comparison Essay

of gaining power then Macbeth is and that Lady Macbeth will do almost anything to gain power, even evil things that she normally wouldn't do. This is shown when Macbeth and Lady Macbeth learn about t ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2001

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

Frankenstein: Creator of Evil or Evil Creator? - a Response to Mary Shelley's view of science.

uld be responsible? Is the killing of a clone deemed murder? Is circumventing God and creating life evil? Two hundred years ago, a writer named Mary Shelley wrote about what she thought would unfold i ... t was an ugly, revolting monster. Clearly, Shelley's view of science was not that science itself is evil, but that science in the hands of a monster can produce some very evil things.Frankenstein was ...

(4 pages) 33 2 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Evil dead vs. evil dead 2

"Evil Dead" in respect to "Evil Dead 2" Main Character Personality Differences From the Original to t ... vil Dead 2" Main Character Personality Differences From the Original to the Remake "Evil Dead" and "Evil Dead 2" are both late 80's horror movies starring Bruce Campbell as Ash, a quiet guy in his ear ... arly 20's that ends up hacking to death his demon posessed friends to avoid death. In the original "Evil Dead", Ash tends to run from any of the daemons and scary things that come his way, until there ...

(2 pages) 359 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Evil dead vs. evil dead 2

"Evil Dead" in respect to "Evil Dead 2" Main Character Personality Differences From the Original to t ... vil Dead 2" Main Character Personality Differences From the Original to the Remake "Evil Dead" and "Evil Dead 2" are both late 80's horror movies starring Bruce Campbell as Ash, a quiet guy in his ear ... arly 20's that ends up hacking to death his demon posessed friends to avoid death. In the original "Evil Dead", Ash tends to run from any of the daemons and scary things that come his way, until there ...

(2 pages) 436 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Horror! The Horror!

wledge of yourself" (Conrad 87), referencing to the fact that Kurtz has admitted to himself all the evil things he has done. The expression had "the appalling fact of a glimpsed truth" (Conrad 88). ...

(3 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Macbeth- Astudy Of Evil

MACBETH- A STUDY OF EVIL Throughout Macbeth the audience/reader is confronted with many disturbing acts/deeds, that can ... Macbeth the audience/reader is confronted with many disturbing acts/deeds, that can be described as evil. Macbeth is often said to be the study of evil, as it shows the consequences following the pres ... s many ideas about power, the supernatural, insanity and their relationship with the force known as evil. Macbeth studies the bloody rise to power and the fall and death of a man along with his loving ...

(5 pages) 913 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Beowolf

Patrick Hinckley Sr. Weir 2-20-02 The Evils of Beowulf In the story, "Beowulf" evil is very important to the plot. A mythical mons ... as too large and menacing. Eventually Beowulf is summoned to help Hrothgar rid Heorot of the evil Grendel. Beowulf is a supernaturally strong warrior. He believes that the monster will not be m ... In Grendel's case I cannot really feel any sympathy because he was going out of his way to be evil and was killing just to kill, yet in the case of his mother I can understand where she is comin ...

(2 pages) 432 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry