Essays Tagged: "Outsider"

Absalom Absalom A narrative Perscective. On William Faulkner

tives through Quentin Compson and ShreveMcCannon. Quentin attempt to evade his awareness, Shreve theoutsider (with Quentin's help) reconstructs the story andunderstands the meaning of Thomas Sutpen's ...

(8 pages) 110 0 4.5 Jun/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


er who has the power to use an extraordinary amount of his brain capacity. Powder is the archetypal outsider.Edward Lightning Hands might be a more fitting name for all the overuse of the already worn ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.5 Dec/1996

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

The Scarlet Letter

ive empowerment found in embarrassing one's own truth. He tries to impress upon his readers that an outsider whether from another physical location, or simply someone who thinks and acts outside that ...

(2 pages) 68 0 4.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Explore the Meaning of the Play's Title: "A View from the Bridge"

oman, a bridge between two worlds (America and Italy) and Eddie's change of character.Alfieri is an outsider, his view is 'from the bridge'; he comments on Eddies' progress as a storyteller,"I could h ...

(2 pages) 80 0 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Heroic but hardly admirable", how accurate is this assessment of Meursault in "The Outsider"

"Heroic but hardly admirable", how accurate is this assessment of Meursault in "The Outsider"When Meursault is described to us in the early stages of the novel we see that he does not ...

(6 pages) 45 0 4.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The development of Rousseau and Raskolnikov in Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" and Camus' "The Outsider"

a set of principles inorder to maintain order. In Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment and Camus' TheOutsider , however, both protagonists ignored the values of their society. Raskolnikovand Meursault ...

(7 pages) 51 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Jim's role in "Huckleberry Finn" by Twain

th essential to the story, though, and both give to the story an alternate perspective. Huck is the outsider, the nonconformist who just doesn't fit into society, and Jim is the runaway black slave, f ...

(9 pages) 75 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

Actions, and Emotions of People i.e. Human Psychology

l's actions. Furthermore, these perceptions, often misperceptions form the basis of reality. In The Outsider and Uncle Tom's Children, by Richard Wright, the destiny of the characters is based upon ho ... w perception forms identity, it is important to focus upon central characters in each novel. In The Outsider, the main character Cross Damon is alienated by society and depends solely upon himself. In ...

(10 pages) 146 0 3.5 Oct/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Perspectives on society and culture

The Nacirema are a people who stress the importance of physical wellness and go to great and to the outsider horrific lengths to ensure this.A professor Linton was the first to shed light on the parti ... thy teeth. The teeth, with nerve exposed, are stuffed with"magical"material to arrest decay. To the outsider this is torturous. There are many other disturbing body cleansing rituals like the baking o ...

(2 pages) 133 0 3.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

To what extent do you consider that Hitler and the Nazi's had achieved their aim volksgemeinschaft: social revolution and unity by 1939?

nd anti-urbanised image. Membership of this community was for the 'pure' Germans only this meant no outsider such as Jews and Gypsies, but also of the sick and infirm. Hitler wanted to achieve a Volks ...

(4 pages) 77 0 2.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Kafka's Punishment - an essay about Kafka's short story, In the Penal Colony and the theme of punishment throughout his literature

ll-important.The story is told from the perspective of an explorer who, much like the reader, is an outsider of the penal colony, Western educated and liberal. He has come to evaluate the effectivenes ...

(4 pages) 122 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Drive By - a short story about a meeting that changes two lives.

Drive ByJohn was an outsider at his new highschool, his family having moved from an urban setting to the rural town of M ...

(6 pages) 149 1 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Who is the main character in Shakespeare's Othello? Othello or Iago?

ledges the validity of Desdemona's love towards Othello, Shakespeare portrays Othello as a complete outsider of the society. He is the Moor, the man from nowhere, the "Barbary Horse,"(Othello 1,1,110. ...

(3 pages) 158 0 4.4 Jan/2003

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

Othello's tragic flaw is his own feelings of insuperiority. Iago manipulates Othello by use of this tragic flaw. Discuss, with close reference to the text

es to their advantage can often bring about your downfall, especially when you consider yourself an outsider. In William Shakespeare's play, Othello, the main character is a black moor. Although some ... e question remains about the exact race of Othello, there is no doubt that he considered himself an outsider. Othello sometimes goes out of his way to present himself thus, but it is left to the reade ...

(8 pages) 263 0 4.6 Mar/2003

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

Master of his own fate "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin

time the calculating German and the imaginative and obsessive Russian. Hermann is established as an outsider on the very first page. In addition, his resolve to find the secret of the cards signifies ... description of Hermann's descent into madness. As already pointed out, Hermann is established as an outsider right from the beginning. Indeed, his behavior is quite peculiar: what kind of man would si ...

(6 pages) 89 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An essay analysing the theme of outsider in 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee and 'Silas Marner' by George Elliot

Discuss the theme of outsider in 'Silas Marner' and 'To Kill A Mockingbird'The theme of 'outsider' runs throughout both ' ... on, segregation and prejudice were around in some force. Both novels involve a character that is an outsider by towards the end becomes accepted into the remote community they found themselves in. Bot ... of the two novels. 'To Kill A Mockingbird' does not centrally lie on the theme of Boo Radley as the outsider or on the life of Boo Radley but more on racism and prejudice and uses Boo Radley as an exa ...

(12 pages) 102 1 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The treatment of 'the outsider' in Jonathan Swift's, 'Gulliver's Travels.

Write an essay on the treatment of 'the outsider' in the work of any one or more writers of the period.Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin, Ir ... ar against the people of Blefuscu.His first encounter with another society is entrapment, he is the outsider, he is different, and society has the belief that if some one is different they should be f ... ly due to the kindness of the Queen. In the other lands it is difficult for Gulliver, being such an outsider, to see or get a glimpse of family relations or private affairs, but because he is treated ...

(9 pages) 95 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Looking at social class from the perspective of a grade school student

perspective on the social system that was taking shape in the school that few people had. I was an outsider and came on to the scene with a clean slate. Even at a young age it was very apparent that ...

(3 pages) 62 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Ceremony" by Leslie Silko

The outsider looking in verses the insider looking out.Is it possible to be a part of something and have ... lie Marmon Silko, discusses how one can be a part of something but at the same time be viewed as an outsider. Tayo the main character of the book has to deal with this conflict. He was part "white" an ... ive American Customs, however to the Native Americans as well as the "whites" he was considered and outsider. They treated him as if he didn't belong to either group. He was trying to fit in with both ...

(4 pages) 143 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Blanche Dubois

of the most common occurrences today, and can affect anyone. Being in this situation makes you an "outsider". This can be a lifestyle choice or be forced upon an individual.An outsider is now more co ... eryone has different opinions, so it is very hard to give a truly universal definition to the term 'outsider'. By examining different characters from a variety of sources, we can gain a greater unders ...

(4 pages) 67 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists