Essays Tagged: "John Cheever"

Infidelity In Literature

at great works of literature. Two such pieces that deal with adultery are "The Country Husband," by John Cheever and Guy Maupassant's "The Jewelry". These stories focus on infidelity from two views, t ...

(4 pages) 87 0 3.2 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Point of Point of view. An essential element to consider when reading litterature

er understand the characters and their situations. In Truman Capote's, 'My Side of the Matter', and John Cheever's, 'Five-Forty-Eight', these reasons are the basis for their different points of view.C ... s no choice but to believe every word he said and feel everything he felt.The same thing is true of John Cheever's, 'Five-Forty-Eight', the only difference being how it is presented. Cheever's story w ...

(6 pages) 69 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

John Cheever's "The Swimmer".

John Cheever's story "The Swimmer" starts off reasonably enough. The protagonist, Neddy Merrill, is ...

(3 pages) 110 0 2.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What is the theme of John Cheever's short story, "The Swimmer"?

enial that allows for the supremacy of the human mind over logic and reason during desperate times. Cheever insinuates that the mind is not only a dangerously powerful tool, but also an instrument tha ... ster of neighboring swimming pools? The answer can be found by a slight stretch of the imagination. Cheever has left room for several inferences as far as Ned's background goes. It's understood that N ...

(3 pages) 92 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Enormous Radio.

egins cutting lunch dates sort just to get back to the radio and hear what is going on. The author, John Cheever, knows first hand about addiction, \ldblquote he was an alcoholic who recovered suffici ...

(5 pages) 36 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Swimmer by John Cheever

The Swimmer" by John Cheever was a very interesting story. Neddy andLucinda Merril an older couple spent there warm ...

(3 pages) 82 0 2.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Social Excesses

ed to realize how short life really is and take advantage of the good things around. In the Swimmer Cheever's theme is about the social excesses, not merely the alcohol excess. Ned's egotism causes hi ... thered by the sapphire-colored waters while caterer's men in white coats passed them cold gin" (2). Cheever is not trying to say that having a lot of money is dire, but it all depends upon the person ...

(3 pages) 21 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Bittersweet."

say bade on -Advice to my son" by Peter Meinke, Winter Sundays" , Robert Hayden ,Reunion written by John Cheever papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke,"The Road " by Linda Ching sledge ... money. There can also be very bad parent - child relationships. The story Reunion written by John Cheever shows how the father can be a bad influence on the child. The child in the story looks ...

(4 pages) 66 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Sins in "The Enormous Radio" by John Cheever

Known as a satiric chronicler of upper-middle-class American, John Cheever (1912-1982) is "the Chekhov of the suburbs." His works are noted for ironic sketches of ...

(7 pages) 26 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Swimmer" by John Cheever

The swimmer written by "John Cheever" is good example of escape from daily life indeed. Cheever uses main character somehow ...

(1 pages) 40 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

American Dream

the American dream varies from person to person, touching every aspect of their lives. The authors, John Updike, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and John Cheever create characters, who pursue the values and idea ... trongly defined, and even if their beliefs differed from these roles, they followed them anyway. In John Updike's "Separating,"� Richard is a man who also like many others followed his assigned ...

(7 pages) 37 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The works of Cheever: Autobiographical or Fictitious?

In the midst of the nineteen hundreds, author John Cheever revolutionized literature by writing about topics that no other author dared to write a ... s in The Sorrows of Gin and The Wapshot Chronicle. These novels are not purely fictitious, however. John Cheever, author of The Wapshot Chronicle and Falconer, developed the characters in his works ba ... es throughout his life. By doing so Cheever is able to write about controversial issues of the time.John Cheever was heavily criticized for the copious amounts of bisexual or homosexual characters he ...

(11 pages) 55 1 4.6 Aug/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The five-forty-eight

In the short story, "The Five-Forty-Eight" written by John Cheever, we are introduced to two characters that have had a brief personal relationship with e ... ect for human kind. Just as with any man alive, we tend to make up an end to a story. In this case, John Cheever is leaving us with a question on our mind of what, if anything has changed about Mr. Bl ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Cheever

omething comes after that...I think..." By. Before I begin my report of the short stories by Cheever I would like to say, "VERY REPETITIVE!" Thank you now the report may begin. ... report may begin. One book that I can "connect to" is the book of short stories by Cheever. It isn't really the idea that the stories were set in the 40's that gets me, it's the idea ...

(3 pages) 346 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Character analysis of falconer

In the novel Falconer, by John Cheever, the main character, Farragut, is motivated by the wish to escape from an unpleasant wo ... racter, Farragut, is motivated by the wish to escape from an unpleasant world. In the "Overview" of John Cheever, it says, "Cheever's world commonly portrays individuals in conflict with their communi ... er be able to forgive himself for his actions, and escape from the world he has put himself through.John Cheever, in the novel Falconer, shows how Farragut is motivated by the wish to escape from an u ...

(4 pages) 922 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The Country Husband

as they are, we see them as we are". This quote relates to the short story "The Country Husband" by John Cheever. As the quote states it is very obscure to not become biased towards certain views. Joh ... the individuals in the story prove to make it accurate. In the short story "The Country Husband" by John Cheever there are several individuals who demonstrated that Shady Hill was not the "ideal" comm ...

(4 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The Five-Forty-Eight

In "The Five-Forty-Eight," John Cheever, portrays a struggle of good vs. evil. The effect is largely contributed by the story's ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Road to Adulthood

l experience in poignant, often humorous, and sometimes tragic ways. The short story, "Reunion," by John Cheever, and the film, My Girl, produced by Howard Zieff, illustrate the life lessons each of t ... t inevitable bridge in order to more fully understand life on the other side.Bibliography1.Cheever, John. "Reunion." New York The New Yorker: 1978.2.My Girl. Dir. Howard Zieff. Perf. Dan Aykroyd, Jami ...

(3 pages) 22 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

A Quest in a Degenerating Cycle: John Cheever's "The Swimmer"

to show readers the false reality that Neddy has built in his mind.A Quest in a Degenerating Cycle: John Cheever's "The Swimmer"Written by: OCdt Wotherspoonsm0985ENE 110, section 1For: Dr. M. HurleySu ... OCdt Wotherspoonsm0985ENE 110, section 1For: Dr. M. HurleySubmitted: 2 Oct 2009Works CitedCheever, John, "The Swimmer," in Ann Charters (ed), The Story and Its Writer Boston: Bedford / St. Martin's, ...

(3 pages) 2895 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Hip-Hop

- how can you manage to enjoy life?The essay "My Little Bit of Country", which is written by Susan Cheever's in 2012 deals with the relationship between a young girl and her parents thought of which ... rl and her parents thought of which places are best for raising a child. The story is told by Susan Cheever herself as she was growing up. Susan grew up with a father who contributed with his help in ...

(3 pages) 37 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors