Essays Tagged: "The Old Man"

The Old. A literary analysis of Hemingway's "A Clean Well Lighted Place"

Authors use many tactics to reveal a character's personality. In the short story, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Hemingway exposes the attributes of his characters thr ... l-Lighted Place, Hemingway exposes the attributes of his characters through narration and dialogue. The older waiter's characteristics are exhibited through the waiters' conversations and the observat ... teristics are exhibited through the waiters' conversations and the observations the narrator makes. The author cleverly associates the older waiter with the old man. This connection gives the audience ...

(2 pages) 100 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

Contradictions on the "Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allen Poe

§One contradiction that the perceptive reader catches is the following. The narrator first tells us that he spies on the old ... e following. The narrator first tells us that he spies on the old man at night. He eerily stares at the old man while he sleeps: "It took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening so far th ... he opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed" (Poe 291). This clearly implies that the narrator can see his future victim: "I could see him as he lay upon his bed." But then the narra ...

(4 pages) 38 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"The Giver" by Lois Lowry- Ending

The GiverChapter 24EpilogIt has been a year since Jonas left his community with Gabriel in search of ... th Gabriel in search of "elsewhere".It took a week for Jonas &Gabriel to reach "elsewhere" from the community, but luckily nothing happened to Gabriel but luck hadn't played that well for Jonas. H ... Jonas. His all right arm was frostbite. While Jonas & Gabriel was strolling around "elsewhere" they saw many cold people that weren't willing to help two strangers even if they are a couple of ch ...

(1 pages) 51 5 3.5 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How the authors Katherine Mansfield and Frank Sargeson used different ways to make the stories "A Great Day" and "The Fly" entertaining and thought-provoking.

In the two short stories, The Fly written by Katherine Mansfield and A Great Day Written by Frank Sarge ... therine Mansfield and A Great Day Written by Frank Sargeson, the authors use different ways to make the stories entertaining and thought-provoking. This is what I am going to write about in the follow ... ng and thought-provoking. This is what I am going to write about in the following essayThe author Katherine Mansfield, who wrote the short story ‘The fly’, uses different ways to make the st ...

(5 pages) 13 0 4.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Character Study of "Junior Boys": "Skald" by W.D Valgardson

A junior boy, one of the main characters in the story “Skald” by W.D Valgardson, is a teacher. This 28 year old ... tributes to his self-centeredness. When he wants something he will try to get it no matter what. Another example is when Junior accepted the first job he was offered in Bifrost in the middle of nowher ... job he was offered in Bifrost in the middle of nowhere. He didn’t consult his wife even though they had agreed that he would only accept a job in a city, so Alma could keep her job. All 3 of thes ...

(2 pages) 1770 0 0.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Write about the emotion of the old man in the story "Flight" by Dorris Lessing.

The old man, is not given a name nor a proper physical description by the writer perhaps to rouse th ... r physical description by the writer perhaps to rouse the reader's emotions by letting him think of the grandfather as a universal figure. This may be an important factor in the short story as older g ... ersal figure. This may be an important factor in the short story as older generations can relate to the feelings of the grandfather and younger generations to the feelings of the granddaughter.Though ...

(2 pages) 13 0 4.3 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Tension and suspense in "The Red Room" - H.G Wells

The Red RoomSetting and historical influence -The author starts the story in an eerie room lit by th ... istorical influence -The author starts the story in an eerie room lit by the fireplace in which 3 withered custodians are gathered around. - This gives the impression that the room is quite cold.The f ... This gives the impression that the room is quite cold.The fact it is set in a big mansion, back in the nineteenth century, that is owned by 3 old custodians, already adds mystery as he makes them out ...

(4 pages) 23 0 1.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart What Should the Killer's Punishment Be? In Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart ... Should the Killer's Punishment Be? In Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator describes the brutal murder of his roommate, while constantly pleading his case of sanity. Through this, we co ... f his roommate, while constantly pleading his case of sanity. Through this, we come to realize that the narrator is nothing other than insane. Although the narrator is insane, he committed a grotesque ...

(3 pages) 313 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Lady macbeth 2

(1.5.57-58) In this scene Lady Macbeth believes that Macbeth lacks the ability to fulfil the witches' second prophecy. She learns that Duncan is coming to visit her an ... s upon supernatural agents to fill her with cruelty. Lady Macbeth says "Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell…" In this quote she is asking the supernatural agents to fi ... dunnest smoke of hell…" In this quote she is asking the supernatural agents to fill her with the darkest smoke of hell.(5.1.38) In this scene a gentlewoman who waits on Lady Macbeth has seen he ...

(3 pages) 864 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Obsession and deviance

Obsession and Deviance Poe presents the narrators of "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado" as devious, obsessed characters ... -Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado" as devious, obsessed characters. Both are overpowered by the need to consume the life of their victim. Though they use different strategies to carry out the ... ctim. Though they use different strategies to carry out the murders in different ways, obsession is the driving force in both. It is this obsession that inspires them to design these cunning strategie ...

(7 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Oedipus the king 2

us' Hamartia Aristotle once said that a hero's downfall must be a result of some tragic flaw within the character. This flaw was known as hamartia in the Greek world of Aristotle. Since Aristotle grea ... flaw was known as hamartia in the Greek world of Aristotle. Since Aristotle greatly admired Oedipus the King, many people believe that Oedipus must have had a prominent and complex hamartia. Discoveri ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Wandering girl, what insights

From your study of "Wandering Girl", what insights have you gained about the challenges Glenyse faced as a young person? "Wandering Girl" by Glenyse Ward tells her story of ... er story of a young Aboriginal girl living a life of many challenges. She was taken away from her mother at the age of three and was brought up in a Catholic mission called "Wandering" until the age o ... p in a Catholic mission called "Wandering" until the age of 16. From there Glenyse went to work for the Bigelows, a white family who lived on a farm in the remote outback of Western Australia. The Big ...

(4 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Oedipus the King

us' Hamartia Aristotle once said that a hero's downfall must be a result of some tragic flaw within the character. This flaw was known as hamartia in the Greek world of Aristotle. Since Aristotle grea ... flaw was known as hamartia in the Greek world of Aristotle. Since Aristotle greatly admired Oedipus the King, many people believe that Oedipus must have had a prominent and complex hamartia. Discoveri ...

(3 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Comparision of jack london

In Arthur Gordon's short story "The Sea Devil" and in Jack London's short story "To Build a Fire," it is clear that in spite of the ... d in Jack London's short story "To Build a Fire," it is clear that in spite of the many differences the two stories have many more similarities. First, although there are more similarities betw ... many more similarities. First, although there are more similarities between the two stories, there are still many qualities that portray the antithetic nature between the two short stories. For ...

(3 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Eminem guilty conscience analy

"Guilty Conscience" Analysis: The first part of the song is about Eddie who is a twenty-three year old man who is having problems ... e who is a twenty-three year old man who is having problems and figures he can get money if he robs the liquor store his problems will be solved, but then he has second thought right before robbing it ... g it. Now his good conscience, which is Dre, makes Eddie think bout what will happen if he does rob the store and how much trouble he's going to get in if he does it. Now his bad conscience, which is ...

(3 pages) 534 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Chaucers the pardoner

r was a people watcher. During diplomatic errands throughout Europe, Geoffrey Chaucer learned about the people who surrounded him. This is what made it possible for him to write The Canterbury Tales. ... y people who are on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. Chaucer intended that each person tell two tales on the way to Canterbury and two on the way back. This idea made this project much too big for Chaucer ...

(2 pages) 9 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Old man and the sea 2

This novel weaves together the story of an old man, reflective and humble, and a giant Marlin, the largest ever seen, who ... man, reflective and humble, and a giant Marlin, the largest ever seen, who engage in a struggle to the death. The novel is a wonderful mixture of all the distress and praise of life revisited and, in ... s a wonderful mixture of all the distress and praise of life revisited and, in a way, it weighs out the experiences at face value as the old man recognizes his age and deteriorating old body. This boo ...

(3 pages) 3 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The lottery 2

"Controversy and Conflict Hits the Lottery" The short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson is very well known because of the trad ... kson is very well known because of the tradition of the village. Tradition is a big point issued to the people throughout their lives. The title "The Lottery" sounds as if something good is being give ... The title "The Lottery" sounds as if something good is being given away. As you know after reading the story, that isn't the case at all. The tradition the village faces is very controversial. The tr ...

(4 pages) 23 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Sense and Sensibility Book Report

Book Report - Sense and Sensibility 1.) In Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, the title is a metaphor for the two main characters Elinor and Marianne. Elinor represents sense and ... sents sensibility.We find out early that Elinor does not share her feelings. When Edward comes into the story, there was an immediate attraction. She tells no one of her feelings. It was just assumed ... ate attraction. She tells no one of her feelings. It was just assumed that they are meant for each other. When Edward has to leave, Elinor says nothing. Edward does promise he will come down and give ...

(7 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Why After School Jobs Are Benificail (Pursausive S

u've done, I think that after school jobs for students are increasingly beneficial. I don't believe the myths that with a job there is no time for school work of extracurricular activities. I am a jun ... has a job is more apt to be taught responsibility, learns more about money and gets a jump start on the real world after high school.One challenge that I have had to overcome, but ultimately grown str ...

(3 pages) 345 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education