Essays Tagged: "FOIL"

Evil and Primitivism in Man. Essay on "Lord of the Flies" by Golding

o savagery much faster, and under the control of Jack. William Golding uses Ralph and his character foil, Jack, to show how civilization works and how it doesn't. Jack, the chief of the hunters, repre ... control can become destructive, this is why Ralph is so important to the society.The two character foils, Ralph and Jack, have different ideas and want different things. Ralph wants huts and a signal ...

(5 pages) 69 0 5.0 Feb/1997

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

War in Iraq, paper on the war what and what kinds of questions we should ask before committing ourselves to it.

struction that he will someday use or pass on to others. In this view, Saddam will always manage to foil the outside inspections he agreed to after his defeat in 1991. We need to take him out because ...

(3 pages) 384 0 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

This essay describes the importance of characters in the Novel Beowulf. It also describes the importance of foils in the writing of a story.

e of the most important things of the book is the main character. However, just as important is the foil; the foil is a contrast on another main character. In Beowulf the foils serve the great purpose ... main character. There are many characters who do this to the main character Beowulf.One of the main foils in the story is a warrior named Unferth. Unferth is a warrior for King Hrothgar. Unferth's mai ...

(2 pages) 36 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Foils in Shakespeare's "Hamlet".

Foils in Shakespeare's "Hamlet"Hamlet, written in 1600 by William Shakespeare, offers one of the mos ... hamartia, or tragic flaw. Shakespeare further demonstrates this throughout the play with the use of foils. A foil is a minor character used to help develop or understand a major character. The foil mu ... as a man by exposing his strengths and weaknesses through the contrast provided by Fortinbras as a foil. Hamlet acknowledges the convolution of man when he declares: "What a/piece of work is man: how ...

(4 pages) 80 1 3.6 May/2003

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

"1984" by George Orwell.

s rebellious.Julia and Winston begin an affair. Winston is intrigued by her because she is a direct foil to Katherine. Sparknotes.com points out "In Chapter 3 [Julia] produces some of the most astute ...

(4 pages) 52 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

English Literature - A Man For All Seasons.

eals represented in the character of More without first understanding how other characters act as a foil to these ideologies.Knowing the context of the author is important when understanding the ideas ... an For All Seasons helps us to understand the ideals of Sir Thomas More and Richard Rich. Rich is a foil to More's beliefs, he shows how he cannot be tested and will stand up to any authority for what ...

(5 pages) 97 3 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Laertes and Fortinbras as Foils to Hamlet Play: Hamlet Playwrite: William Shakespeare

reader understand a character with greater depth, writers sometimes use a literary device called a foil. A foil is a character that contrasts strongly with another. In Shakespeare's great tragedy Ham ... es and Fortinbras are minor characters, "Shakespeare molds them in order to contrast with Hamlet" ("Foils in Hamlet"). Fortinbras and, to a greater extent, Laertes act as foils to Hamlet with respect ...

(8 pages) 189 1 4.8 Dec/2003

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

The use of foil characters in "The Dead"

The use of a foil character in pieces of literature is a very popular technique that greatly accentuates and help ... of this figure from the dead, a boy in the gasworks." (pg. 231)Joyce uses Michael in the story as a foil character because he wanted to make the reader see Gabriel differently, and to understand him b ...

(2 pages) 34 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This paper provides the answers to the arguement, "The Macduffs are foils to the Macbeths." This is about the book Macbeth written by William Shakespeare.

In Shakespeare's "Macbeth," the Macduffs are foils to the Macbeths because the Macduffs are good, heroic characters, and the Macbeths are evil-or ... ile Macduff's most precious thing in his life is his family. Lady Macbeth and Lady Macduff are also foils. Lady Macduff hates lying and treachery, and in contrast Lady Macbeth loves to lie and commit ... acduffs and Macbeths are exact opposites as written by William Shakespeare, making them the perfect foil for each other.Macduff comes face to face with his true enemy when he knocks at the gate of Mac ...

(3 pages) 22 0 5.0 Apr/2004

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

Their Eyes Were Watching God (Comparison essay)

re both brought up in asociety that emphasis on the idea of men are more superior women. They set a foil to that kindof society by not following that idea. The two novels are not the story of their qu ...

(2 pages) 82 0 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essentially, Darwin's 'The Origin of Species' asserts a Romantic philosophy with his notion of 'natural selection' playing the part of God.

ountry-wide. And yet, his fantastic achievements in the field of science have always deemed him the foil of philosophy and traditional aesthetics. Contrary to this popular assumption, 'The Origin of S ...

(12 pages) 96 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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atio's role in the play is minor and most critics agree that he is not developed beyond a character foil for the great Prince. However, Horatio serves two purposes central to the drama, and it is thro ...

(2 pages) 12 0 5.0 May/2004

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

A Separate Peace: Character Analysis, Plot Summary, General Analysis, and Alternate Ending

leyWith a proclivity for organization, Hadley is an avid, charismatic politician at Dover School. A foil of Finny, Brinker executes his ideas with efficiency and ruthlessness. He feels that the truth ...

(9 pages) 42 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The story of an hour:the hard lesson learned!

o be satisfied with their lives, their attitudes are very different. Chopin uses these two women as foil characters in the story. The differences in the women are seen in their reactions to Mr. Mallar ... o Mr. Mallard's coming home.In Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour," Josephine and Mrs. Mallard are foil characters. The behaviors and values of one contrast with the other. Josephine is presented as ...

(3 pages) 86 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Darwin and Romaticism

ts country-wide. And yet, his great achievements in the field of science have always deemed him the foil of philosophy and traditional aesthetics. Contrary to this popular assumption, On the Origin of ...

(13 pages) 49 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Chinua Achebe, "Things Fall Apart" Looking at the first two chapters of the novel Things Fall Apart, explain how Achebe develops Unoka as a foil for Okonkwo.

ng at the first two chapters of the novel Things Fall Apart, explain how Achebe develops Unoka as a foil for Okonkwo.A foil is literally a sheet of bright metal that is placed under a piece of jewelle ... res or enhances the distinctive characteristics of another. The first 44 pages set up two character foils, Unoka for Okonkwo and Ikemefuna for Nwoye. Focusing on the former, it can be said that Unoka ...

(3 pages) 57 1 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Write an essay comparing the film and the novel versions of The Joke

cks in quality, the other makes up for in its own magnificent way.In the novel, each character is a foil to the other, and through the characters' monologues, the relationships they develop with each ...

(6 pages) 19 0 1.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Insulation Experiment

Background InformationI know that there are many different ways of insulating this test tube, shiny foil can be used because it's a poor emitter of radiation and it will reflect escaping heat by refle ...

(8 pages) 21 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Character list for Homer's "The Iliad"

ite pulls a deus ex machina to save him. It should be noted that Menelaus is similar to Paris and a foil to Agamemnon because he is a timid, non-masculine character.King Agamemnon of Mycenae"Lord of m ... scene where Hector runs from Achilles right before being killed. Of note is that Hector provides a foil to the timid Paris who, although beginning the whole war, does little actually to help Troy win ...

(2 pages) 32 1 3.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Dramatic Structure in "Romeo and Juliet" - Essay about foil characters in "Romeo and Juliet"

t people or actions or words side by side to heighten the differences between them.Shakespeare uses foil characters to point out the differences between them. One example of this is when he uses Rosal ... acters to point out the differences between them. One example of this is when he uses Rosaline as a foil character to compare to Juliet. The first thing you see when Rosaline is compared to Juliet is ...

(2 pages) 4062 0 0.0 Jun/2006

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