Essays Tagged: "loss of innocence"

Innocence vs. Experience in "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets" by Stephen Crane

ane's main character in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is a soul whose story shows the trauma of the loss of innocence through experience. This story can be used to develop the polarity of innocence an ...

(2 pages) 84 0 4.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"They Shall Inherit The Earth" by Morley Callaghan

At some point in life, we will all experience the loss of innocence. This loss is not a choice but an eventuality. In the novel 'They Shall Inherit th ... l Inherit the Earth', Michael Aikenhead, Andrew Aikenhead and Dave Choate have all experienced this loss of innocence in different ways, but mainly through the perspective of others. Morley Callaghan ... ough the perspective of others. Morley Callaghan in 'They Shall Inherit the Earth' demonstrates the loss of innocence through -the actions and conflicts between the characters in the novel.Michael Aik ...

(6 pages) 40 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Quest for Love. About Holden Caulfield's starving to allocate his love in "Catcher in the Rye" by Salinger

In many novels in J.D. Salinger's library of books, there is a recurring theme of the loss of innocence of children, the falling and the confusions of childhood, and many other ideas tha ... of a rye field. This symbolizes the need for Holden to care for children and to save them from the loss of innocence. In his narratives, Holden reveals many individuals who need catching, and many th ...

(9 pages) 247 3 4.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Forms of Evil in john Goodman Brown

accounts how an essentially good person can be susceptible to the forces of evil. However Goodman's loss of innocence can also be interpreted as a loss of faith in his own Puritan religion. Goodman Br ...

(3 pages) 142 0 3.5 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Loss of Innocence in Dante's "Inferno" and John Milton's "Paradise Lost". This essay compares the representations of the good of the world between these two epic poems and the real world.

place in which joy, cheer, and good deeds cold be shared by fellow neighbors. The beginning of this loss of innocence first took place when Adam and Eve committed sin by eating the apples from the Tre ...

(2 pages) 60 0 2.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Holden's Loss of Innocence in "Catcher in the Rye"

main character is a fifteen-year-old boy Holden, he takes the reader through a story depicting the loss of innocence. Holden believes everyone is innocent, but they inevitably loose it somehow by the ... nocence is lost in childhood. Holden is extremely concerned about this and believes he can stop the loss of innocence by becoming the "Catcher in the Rye."Everyone is born innocent, but inevitably for ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Dylan Thomas' "Fern Hill".

homas' childhood, as well as a wistful lament on one of man's saddest and most inevitable woes: the loss of innocence. Thomas describes the farm as if he were a young boy again, feeling and experienci ...

(2 pages) 108 0 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Rites of Passage" by Sharon Olds.

hat examines the character traits of the 6 to 7 year old party guests and seems to be sad about the loss of innocence she can already see in the children. She describes them young, small and fragile, ... what she remembers about her son being born; realizing the difference of the innocence then and the loss of at least part of it, now.She writes in a visually descriptive language. She describes the ch ...

(2 pages) 26194 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

'The Depths of the Depression'.

ople in the U.S. experienced while trying to survive during the Great Depression contributed to the loss of innocence of this great nation. The Great Depression was possibly the worst and most traumat ...

(5 pages) 93 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > The Great Depression

Analysis of the short story "Good Man Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

use of the threshold motif depicts the archetypal struggle between good and evil and the inevitable loss of innocence. Set in the Puritan age, Goodman Brown embarks on a voyage into the dark forest wh ... s trip at sunset in the streets of Salem, Massachusetts. Hawthorne's didactic narrative exemplifies loss of innocence through the use of archetypal motifs, symbols, and imagery.The commencement of Goo ...

(4 pages) 112 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Symbolism in "The Catcher in the Rye" by Holden.

One of the most significant themes in Catcher in the Rye is Holden's loss of innocence. Holden, as the novel progresses, shows a lack of innocence and an introduction to ... e for his emotions. There are various symbols and events throughout the novel that discuss Holden's loss of innocence.One of the most significant of these is the glove belonging to Holden's deceased b ... to lose this sense of love. The fact that he went to a boarding school may have contributed to this loss of love due to the fact that he was surrounded by phonies. He starts out the novel by saying "I ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Central idea and important character aspects of the narrator in Sherwood Anderson's "I Want To Know Why"

the disappointment of upholding our idols to unrealistic standards and, more importantly, after the loss of innocence, the realities of the world are not always as idealistic as once envisioned.Sherwo ...

(3 pages) 27 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is essay talks about Nick's loss of innocence and his growing awareness.

Nick's Loss of Innocence and Growing AwarenessIn F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, the narrator ... e American Dream and the destruction that the dream has brought Gatsby. In The Great Gatsby, Nick's loss of innocence and growing awareness is demonstrated through Nick's realization of how the upper ... centives in the beginning, but depression and disappointment at the end.In The Great Gatsby, Nick's loss of innocence and growing awareness is demonstrated through Nick's realization of how the upper ...

(6 pages) 31 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay : Witness (film by Peter Weir)

e Amish community is corrupted when he comes into contact with crime and the city and experiences a loss of innocence. By contrast, John Book faces many obstacles when he leaves his life in the city f ... t quickly becomes obvious that he is in conflict with the environment around him and we witness his loss of innocence at the railway station. Weir uses sound and camera angle as a method of showing Sa ...

(4 pages) 85 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An appreciation of Death of a Naturalist

?Death of a naturalist? is a poem about growing up and loss of innocence. The poem is organised into two sections, which follows the boy through childhood. ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Ace of Diamonds, Master of Big Jingles and The Paper Parcel are three New Zealand short stories written by New Zealander Owen Marshall

when growing up. Through these events the ideas; the power of imagination, fragility of friendship, loss of innocence and the influence of adult society upon them, are seen.One idea seen is the loss o ... is strong and when they split because of peer and social pressure it is this, which has caused the loss of innocence. "Hubber hubber ding ding", one boy comments when he sees Ken's sister. This event ...

(6 pages) 33 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Holden's hate for the loss of innocence. His fascination to save the innocence, erasing profanity and Aliie's baseball glove.

ocence, erasing profanity, and Allie's baseball glove.The first thing he constantly mentions is the loss of innocence. Holden seems to gravitate toward children; he shows them respect more then anyone ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Fly Away Peter by David Malouf:"Jim saw that he had been living, before he came here, in a state of dangerous innocence... He had been blind."

the novel.'Fly Away Peter', by David Malouf, is essentially a novel examining life; it charts Jim's loss of innocence as he confronts the brutality of war and the truth of human nature. On his arrival ...

(3 pages) 51 1 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

Lord of the Flies

stances. By contrasting characters of Jack and Ralph, Golding raises the theme of good versus evil, loss of innocence, the struggle for power and his central concern seems to be that there is a thin v ... e that Ralph is losing power and the boys are gradually deteriorating into savages. The idea of the loss of order is reinforced by Golding when Ralph notices that the conch is "losing its shine." By t ...

(3 pages) 18 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Character of Heathcliff in the novel, Wuthering Heights

s nature greatly changes from the beginning of the book to the ending, therefore, the theme of the "loss of innocence" can also be somewhat connected with Heathcliff.The first theme that is connected ...

(2 pages) 56 0 3.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature