Essays Tagged: "Landlady"

Vincent Van Gogh - a speech in first person.

to the London branch of Goupil and Co. Where I unsuccessfully fell in love with the daughter of the landlady. This was my first in what was to be many disastrous attempts to land a wife and in trying ...

(3 pages) 110 0 4.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays

The Life of Vincent van Gogh

he Hague. In 1873, he was sent to the London branch and fell madly in love with the daughter of the landlady. This was the first of several attempts to find happiness with a woman, and his passion aff ...

(1 pages) 124 2 4.2 Mar/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Tales of the City - Book Report

Armistead Maupin, the characters are intertwined with togetherness. The mother of all mothers, 'the landlady', guardian of all who live under her roof, orchestrates an unfolding story that is captivat ... delity. This turbulent conflict forces Beauchamp to immaturely retaliate in chapter twenty-two.'The Landlady's Dinner' ch.13 p.46-50: Mary Ann's innocence surfaces again when she does not realize that ...

(20 pages) 107 1 4.4 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Compare the techniques used to create tension and fear in the two stories "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens and "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl

The two stories 'The Signalman' and 'The Landlady' are quite similar in the techniques used to create tension and fear, but the stories can a ... is hot, fierce, sinister, so we can build that up as the story continues. This also happens in 'The Landlady'. "But the air was deadly cold and the wind was like a flat blade of ice on his cheeks". Th ... ts to set in, in the winter. The actual places, however, are quite different to each other. In 'The Landlady', there is a bed and breakfast on a middle-class suburban housing estate that looks very no ...

(5 pages) 68 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay is basically about the life of Van Gogh. It is a 5 paragraph essay that starts with his childhood and it ends with his death.

dealers. Vincent entered the firm at age 16, he went to London with the firm and fell in love with landlady's daughter that rejected him. Vincent was fired from the firm in 1876. He later went on to ...

(2 pages) 141 2 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

Utilitarianism, Principles of Mill's utilitarianism with application to "Crime and Punishment" well-organized and good grip on Mill's theory

employ the fundamentals of utilitarianism by pitting the negative consequences of murdering his old landlady against the positive benefits that her money would bestow onto society. However, a true fol ... ryone involved.Raskolnikov seems to be employing utilitarianism when he justifies the murder of his landlady. According to Raskolnikov, he has two available options: murdering the old woman and giving ...

(7 pages) 274 0 3.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

"Crime and punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky

n, Porfiry Petrovich, and Nastaya. The antagonists of the story are Luzhin, Ilya Petrovich, and the landlady. Raskolnikov could be considered to be the primary protagonist, while Svidrigailov could be ...

(7 pages) 142 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

'The Landlady' by Roald Dahl

'The Landlady' is a short story about a young lad called Billy travelling to Bath on a business trip. He ... r who recommended the 'Bell and Dragon' because it was close by, but Billy never went. Although the landlady offered cheap prices and cosy surroundings, she changes her attitude towards Billy as the s ... rroundings, she changes her attitude towards Billy as the story unfolds. He then realises that this landlady doesn't appear to be all that she seems to be. He begins to become concerned during his sta ...

(7 pages) 27600 1 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl and the "The Red Room" by H. G. Wells build up mystery and suspense.

two short stories that have been studied are "The Red Room" by H. G. Wells written in 1896 and "The Landlady" written by Roald Dahl in 1959."The Red Room" is written in first person which creates empa ... n't get to know any of the old people's views and makes the story more immediate.In comparison "The Landlady" is written in third person which enables the writer to "mask" certain things to the reader ...

(5 pages) 28 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Crime and punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

e author states "He had become so...isolated from his fellows that he dreaded meeting, not only his landlady, but anyone at all"(20-23). All he really cared about was himself. The character especially ... at all"(20-23). All he really cared about was himself. The character especially dreaded meeting his landlady. He was so "in debt to his landlady"(15-16) that he tried to avoid her every time he left h ...

(2 pages) 78 2 3.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Structure Paper for Crime and Punishment.

Three: In this chapter we are introduced to Rodion's living arrangements and his problems with his landlady. We also find out about his mother and sister and the problems that are going on with them. ... is convinced he is busted. However, is turns out he is being summoned because of money he owes his landlady. He still worries he will be caught.Chapter Two: Rodion hides his stolen goods and visits h ...

(5 pages) 40 1 2.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Landlady" Poetry Commentary

Margaret Atwood's theme in The Landlady is about the speaker's prison-like living situation in what can be assumed to be a dorm. Th ... dlady has made home, the place where we can feel free and comfortable, to a suffering sentence. The landlady is sin control, and the speaker, a young university student, cannot escape from the landlad ... e speaker, a young university student, cannot escape from the landlady, physically nor mentally.The Landlady is effectively written in free verse and is a run-on style of poetry, allowing the readers ...

(4 pages) 23 0 5.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Single in the City

rates for women were much higher. When we decided on a PG, we found the food to be unhygienic. The landlady kept introducing silly rules by the day, because of which we decided to leave the PG. When ... cing silly rules by the day, because of which we decided to leave the PG. When we were leaving, our landlady refused to pay us back the security deposit of Rs.10,000 that she'd taken from us, stating ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

A Wagner Matinee

na is coming to Boston to handle a financial matter. Through his conversations with his inquisitive landlady, Mrs. Springer, we learn that Clark was raised in Nebraska by his uncle, whom he clearly de ... arents had died. Clark has clearly chosen to distance himself from his rural Midwestern past-as his landlady observes: "It's as if you didn't have a family." We learn, too, that Aunt Georgiana had liv ...

(2 pages) 2698 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Happy Endings

ety, to the extremity of delirium. Walking out of his garret, he avoids every person, including his landlady who brings him food regularly. He also has repulsive thoughts about killing a mean pawnbrok ... agitated that he faints. In another occasion when the doctor Zossimov, his friend Razumihim and the landlady Nastasya are discussing the murder, Raskolnikov lay ill on his bed. He turns pale; his lips ...

(3 pages) 7 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

'Telephone Conversation' by Wole Soyinka - analysis

t because he is an African by portraying the telephone conversation between himself and the British landlady.The poem is in the form of free verse. It is because 'conversation' isn't something well-pl ... ng the house renting, the two speakers talk about their skin color. This issue was bought up by the landlady at first. There was a pun, 'indifferent', to shows the intention of the landlady. From the ...

(2 pages) 34166 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Theme and tone in 'Telephone Conversation' by Wole Soyinka

rimination between the Caucasian and African. In the poem, the poet wanted to rent a house from the landlady originally. However, after he stated that he was African, the conversation turned to discus ... ed to emphasize on the issue of racial discrimination. 'Dark' was repeated to show how much did the landlady care about the poet's color, because 'dark' usually connects with the dark skin color of Af ...

(2 pages) 52 0 3.5 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Roald Dahl's short story 'The Landlady' Marginalisation of women as 'damsels in distress'

the role of the damsel in distress' Respond to this statement by referring to the character of the landlady in the short story of the same name.Women are often portrayed as a damsel in distress in li ... sel in distress in literature. This stereotype affects our reading of Roald Dahl's short story, The Landlady, and the reaction we have with its title character. Style, point of view and setting as wel ...

(3 pages) 6587 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Essay Review: The Landlady by Roald Dahl

The text selected was the short story entitled "The Landlady" written by Roald Dahl. There are some relevant theories of criticism in this short story w ... r view.According to the author, Roald Dahl, he just presented the character of the old lady as "the landlady". She has no name given to her and it shown that at that particular period of time, a lady ... heir common duty. As for the example, it is shown in page 30, paragraph 3, "Now, the fact that this landlady appeared to be slightly off her rocker didn't worry Billy in the least". There is no name s ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay Review on the short story The Landlady by Roald Dahl

The text selected was the short story entitled "The Landlady" written by Roald Dahl. There are some relevant theories of criticism in this short story w ... r view.According to the author, Roald Dahl, he just presented the character of the old lady as "the landlady". She has no name given to her and it shown that at that particular period of time, a lady ... heir common duty. As for the example, it is shown in page 30, paragraph 3, "Now, the fact that this landlady appeared to be slightly off her rocker didn't worry Billy in the least". There is no name s ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers