Essays Tagged: "extravagance"

Casting Doubt Upon the American Dream in The Great Gatsby

reat Gatsby' is set in the Jazz Age of America, the 1920s which have come to be seen as a bubble of extravagance and affluence which burst with the Wall Street Crash in 1929. Fitzgerald wrote the book ... ough the aspect of the American Dream that she clings to is a diminished one, the image of consumer extravagance and the ability to throw money around - as when she says to Mrs. McKee "I'm going to gi ...

(4 pages) 113 0 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This essay is a critical comparison of Adrienne Rich's "When we Dead Awaken: Writing as Revision," and Ralph Ellison's "Extravagance of Laughter."

whelmed by the "patriarchy" in the "masculine world of the academy."(Rich 557) Ellison's essay, "An Extravagance of Laughter," is an account of his life as an African American in the largely white pop ...

(4 pages) 108 1 3.7 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Punishment for Greed." This an essay on the punishment for greed. It takes examples from a song by Godsmack, the book "Animal Farm," and from the bible.

Charles Caleb Colton once said, "Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance." In the song, "Greed", by Godsmack, the punishment for greed was simply loosing self-i ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Truman and the atom bomb. what is the background to the dropping of the atom bomb?

on"; it was an opinion common among those not fully informed....." The writer, alarmed at rumors of extravagance in the project, suggested they get a body of outside scientists to pass on the peject [ ...

(4 pages) 75 1 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Summary of seminar notes on Ch 1-12 of Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter"

uritan society. Puritans are very solemn people. They are very strict and religious, and frown upon extravagance. They believed in predestination, a belief that says when a person is born, their admit ...

(1 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2004

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

The "American Dream"

source of heat and electricity. Through an American's eyes, these things are not viewed as being an extravagance; they are looked at as a necessity. It is just understood that these things will be the ...

(2 pages) 36 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Ralph Ellison in his essay, "An Extravagance of Laughter"

Ralph Ellison in his essay, "An Extravagance of Laughter" demonstrated the living condition of black life in the segregated 1930's. ... of Erskine Caldwell's famous novel Tobacco Road" left a great impression on him.The comedy and the "extravagance of laughter" told Ellison many things about himself. "I couldn't have put it into words ...

(5 pages) 37 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

A critical analysis of the play, "Ernest"

matters to do with mainly himself, or higher classed individuals.Another trait of the idle rich is extravagance. In the tenth line of the play, Algernon says, "Why is it that at a bachelors establish ...

(4 pages) 24 0 3.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Character Analysis: "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.

of terrible violence. Dickens describes the two cities at the center of the novel: Paris, a city of extravagance, aristocratic abuses, and other evils that lead to revolution and London, a city rife w ...

(10 pages) 37 0 5.0 Sep/2005

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

Symbols in "The Great Gatsby"

most widely used symbol throughout the entire novel. Cars, especially Gatsby's car, represented the extravagance and grandeur of the Jazz Age. Nick describes it as "a rich cream color, bright with nic ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

As For Me And My House

the path that was laid by the Almighty himself. "He believed he could paint - with the passion and extravagance that are natural to a boy sometimes, believed that he was meant to paint."1 She b ...

(9 pages) 758 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Success

covered. For example the East Egg was the rich famous side and the West egg was the side with least extravagance. Cars were also evolving during this time, if you owned a car during this time it was k ...

(2 pages) 267 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Aphra Behn

matters.Puritanism and its pursuit of personal righteousness and honesty had marked literature with extravagance of thought and language, Latin quotations and classical allusions. It had a spirit of " ...

(5 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Simplicity: "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau.

alk, Walden, in which he explores the theme of simplicity and how a pure, natural lifestyle without extravagance is an asset man should pursue.In the chapter, "Economy," Thoreau discusses man's wastef ... needed; they are the antitheses of simplicity. Thoreau's complacent stay by Walden Pond shows that extravagance is unnecessary for a man to exist in peace and harmony with nature. Thoreau refuses to ...

(3 pages) 69 1 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Erotic Art and Pornography

ous beliefs and cultural activities.In more recent times, erotic depictions have gone from being an extravagance object for the few to a propaganda apparatus and then an each day commodity, and even a ...

(9 pages) 65 1 5.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Great Gatsby and American Beauty, The American Dream

rrent culture.In the post WWI consumerism of the 1920's, success was associated with lavishness and extravagance, and attaining the reputation of upper class and 'old money'. Fitzgerald uses the chara ...

(4 pages) 29 0 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lord Byron: His Life and Influence in the World of Literature

par. 2). Much of the notoriety surrounding Byron lies on his provocative lifestyle, which included extravagance, love affairs, incest, sodomy, and numerous debts (Wikipedia, par. 2). Lady Caroline La ...

(4 pages) 22 0 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Issues of Addiction

is way of life. (Seeburger 50-51). To the alcoholic, alcohol seems to be a necessity rather than an extravagance. He washes away his negative feelings with the drug, trying to somehow suppress the pai ...

(11 pages) 96 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Setting the stage for God's passion play

ere only the High Priest of the time could enter (LookLex Encyclopaedia). This structure was one of extravagance and high importance. The Jews doubted when Jesus basically said, "Destroy this temple, ...

(5 pages) 9 0 1.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Analysis Pope's Eloisa to Abelard

o reflect, in balanced antitheses, the very struggles of Eloisa’s soul. (Damrosch, p101)In the extravagance of her affliction, Eloisa takes on the attributes of a Shelleyan heroine, preferring da ...

(2 pages) 8441 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers