Essays Tagged: "paradoxical"

Sir John Falstaff's influence on Prince Hal in "I Henry IV"

tely, in his natural ability to discern and adapt to any situation, emerges as the most complex and paradoxical character in drama.Frequently, in literature, the sun represents royalty, or in this cas ...

(4 pages) 43 0 4.0 Aug/1996

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

The view of women in varios cultures

tly. They lead a life that dos not parallel ours but hopefully one day will.Women in India occupy a paradoxical status. On one hand, there is an abundance of goddesses occupying pivotal places in Indi ...

(5 pages) 124 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Thornton Wilder

y to combine his philosophy and ethics with his personal experiences in perhaps one of the greatest paradoxical plays ever written.Thornton Niven Wilder was born in Madison, Wisconsin on the twenty-se ...

(5 pages) 57 0 5.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Brahma Poem Analysis. This is an analysis of the famous poem "Brahma," by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It explores the deep symbolism and explains the Hindu vocabulary used. Includes direct quotations.

n assumes the role of Brahma, the Hindu God of creation. Emerson is able to use clever, yet complex paradoxical logic in order to present his philosophy in poetic terms. Throughout the poem, Emerson a ...

(2 pages) 24441 1 4.0 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge asks the ultimate question - how great is the power of imagination, and answers it, with simple but poignant words, Beware! Beware!

ch a man from Porlock rudely woke him up . This drug-induced hallucination, with such techniques as paradoxical imagery, juxtaposition of details and irony, asks the ultimate question - how great is t ... e but poignant words, "Beware! Beware!"Coleridge's exploration of the imagination begins first with paradoxical imagery, often natural, but also man-made, out worldily beautiful and impossible. Coleri ...

(5 pages) 188 0 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A response paper on the relationship between Zeus and Hera. Assignment was limited to one page

Zeus and HeraI found the relationship between Zeus and Hera both paradoxical and intriguing. Zeus unlike the Jewish, Christian, or Islamic God is not omniscient or a ...

(1 pages) 130 3 3.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

This essay covers different aspects of censorship such as school sex censorship, book censorship and even library censorship. Includes references and standard MLA

as become a necessary evil in order to protect and preserve the basic morals of society. It is this paradoxical view of censorship that contributes to the ambiguity surrounding it. There are many view ...

(14 pages) 454 1 2.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

The Colonization of Latin America.

ple strengthen or weaken the political empires ability to fight the imminent conquest? In an almost paradoxical-like answer, while the expansion of their borders strengthened the civilizations externa ...

(6 pages) 232 3 4.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

"Carl Sandburg's Motif of Blood as a Symbol of Both Life and Death" (Title pretty much nails it.) Didn't get as good a grade on this one. Lost pts for 1st sentence. Five Pages. American Poetry.

burg's struggle to reconcile his longing for both peace and progress, which must have seemed like a paradoxical ideal at the beginning of World War I. The three poems that contain this motif are "Dyna ...

(5 pages) 33 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Metaphysical Imagery in the Works of John Donne

Metaphysical poetry is a blend of passionate feelings and paradoxical style. John Donne is believed to be one of the best of metaphysical poets. There are man ...

(10 pages) 143 1 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Who was Benjamin Rush?

ft many traces in the world. These are the answer of the question, "Who was Benjamin Rush?"He was a paradoxical physician. Even though he was one of the most influential figures in America medicine, M ... ned so until long after his death because of his many achievements, he left so many things that are paradoxical.He was a politician who had many inconsistencies. He was a spokesman for American indepe ...

(2 pages) 19 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Manipulation Leads to Self Destruction in Othello

one at the top of the mountain. The largest catalyst of Othello's isolation, Iago, the play's most paradoxical character, drives Othello to question everything he knows. Iago's weapon is his ability ... der will come to see that faith is later shown to be the tragic flaw of Othello. What makes Iago so paradoxical is that he is honest about his dishonesty. "I am not what I am." He is in such good stan ...

(5 pages) 56 0 3.0 Mar/2004

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

Othello: Truly the "noble Moor"

For obvious reasons, the nearly paradoxical coupling of Othello's deeply noble nature and the murder of his beloved wife have been a ...

(7 pages) 54 1 5.0 Mar/2004

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

"Brain Washing" This is a free form paper talking about brain washing and George Orwell's novel "1984."

. In it Stuphen writes about three distinct mental phases to brainwashing. They are the equivalent, paradoxical, and ultra-paradoxical. He goes on to describe the steps of brainwashing. Orwell and Stu ...

(2 pages) 43 1 2.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Emily DIckinson

e originality. Her originality has not always been understandable. Dickinson was noted as "the most paradoxical of poets: the very poet of paradox" (Johnson, 26).On December 10, 1830 Emily Elizabeth D ...

(5 pages) 134 0 2.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Using the evidence of the St. Luke Gospel, what made Jesus an effective communicator? How was he able to attract and impress large crowds?

r? How was he able to attract and impress large crowds?Jesus was (and still is) a contradictory and paradoxical figure. Some saw him as a prophet, a liberator, a king; others saw him as a charlatan, a ...

(10 pages) 74 0 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

MacBeth's Loss of Innoncence

"Fair is foul, and foul is fair." (Act I, Scene I, line 10) With this opening paradoxical quote, Shakespeare opens the tragedy of Macbeth. Macbeth is the tragic hero of this trag ...

(6 pages) 22 0 4.0 May/2004

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

Read the poem 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' by John Keats.

urn, it is a 'still unravish'd bride', a 'foster-child of silence' and a 'Sylvan historian'. These paradoxical images suggest it taking many forms, it can speak yet it is silent. This draws attention ...

(6 pages) 106 0 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A Doll's House

A Doll's House, entitled Notes for a Modern Tragedy (1878). This phrase itself appears ironic, even paradoxical: the tragedy is a classical literary form dating back to the time of the Greeks, when Ar ...

(40 pages) 412 4 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of Falstaff's role in 1 Henry IV - Essay traces Falstaff's function and role of mirroring throughout the play

tely, in his natural ability to discern and adapt to any situation, emerges as the most complex and paradoxical character in drama.Falstaff is habitually aware that Hal will one day become king, and w ...

(5 pages) 30 0 5.0 Jul/2004

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