Essays Tagged: "In the Penal Colony"

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

Kafka's PunishmentSome of the most common themes in Joseph Kafka's literature deal with justice and punishment. "In the Penal Colony" is a narrative ... h takes a critical look at totalitarian punishment and its faults. As the title suggests, it is set in a penal colony, on a small island where discipline and punishment are all-important.The story is ... e penal colony, Western educated and liberal. He has come to evaluate the effectiveness of this machine, a device of punishment, torture, and execution. Of course, the explorer is totally biased again ...

(4 pages) 122 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Title: "What is a Human?" Uses two of Kafka's works to describe what it means to be human.

owned philosophers. It may be advantageous to look at human nature through the eyes of such great thinkers as Hobbes, Lock, and Aristotle. These men have postulated three separate, yet valid approache ... These men have postulated three separate, yet valid approaches to the question that has riddled mankind since the beginning of the human race. Many arguments have developed from the question, "What ex ...

(5 pages) 153 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

In the Penal Colony

In the Penal Colony"In the Penal Colony" is told from the perspective of an explorer who, much like ... e penal colony, Western educated and moderate. He has come to figure out the usefulness of this machine, a device of punishment, torture, and execution. Of course, the explorer is totally against the ... whole thing from the start.Furthermore, a large portion of the novel, deals with the officer describing to the explorer, in detail, the specific functions of the machine. A system of needles slowly en ...

(2 pages) 37 1 2.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Why did the British settle in Australia?

Between 1788 and 1850 the English sent over 162,000 convicts to Australia in 806 ships. The first eleven of these ships are today known as the First Fleet and it carried conv ... ay known as the First Fleet and it carried convicts, marines, crewman, officials and children. Captain James Cook discovered the east coast of New Holland (Australia) in 1770 and named it New South Wa ... e east coast of New Holland (Australia) in 1770 and named it New South Wales.As more people were moving to the city, Britain got more crowded. More people were unemployed and went broke. So they start ...

(1 pages) 15 0 1.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The Search for Identity 1788-1900 [convict legacy, the bush legend, Larrikins, the bulletin, H. Lawson, A. B. Paterson]

By the late nineteenth century, nationalism in Australia was on the rise. The idea of the nation emerged with the ... ans had begun to outnumber the immigrants, and the momentum for a full- born Australian nationalism increased. Three-quarters of the population had been born in Australia and the camaraderie and defia ... ggers on the goldfields became a huge source of national pride, just as it did with their namesakes in World War I. Their egalitarianism, mateship, and disdain for authority were to become central to ...

(10 pages) 62 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The role and impact former convicts had on Australian society

The thousands of convicts that were transported to Australia during the late 18th and early 19th century played a large part in shaping Australian society today. Ho ... arrassed of our penal colony past? Transported convicts made up most of the population of Australia in its early years. So why are these people neglected as to playing a large role in shaping our Aust ... Should we be proud of Australia's convict past, should we reject and be ashamed of our convict origins, or should we look at the complexity of convictism in the early days and not fall into either of ...

(8 pages) 44 1 3.5 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

In The Penal Colony

Many times people underestimate the power of language. Its absurdity can disturb and pervert our minds. Its purity can make us smile, and touch our soul. Its words spin through our minds creating pi ... arts and fills them with joy, yet it is such a basic part of our society. However basic though, its intricacies are infinite. We've discussed in class how language has 2 dimensions: descriptive and in ...

(6 pages) 1108 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Sectarianism

rganisations associated with various religious communities. Among these Christianity has been predominant. Australian society, since 1788 has been predominantly influenced by Christianity- the ... s made a significant impact on the way Australia has developed socially and culturally. Immigration in the second half on the 20th centaury brought more religious and cultural diversity to the Catholi ...

(4 pages) 1356 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Essay The French have had a great a great effect

ersal language. The language can be heard all over the world.Many French fishermen sailed to Canada in the 1500s. They developed a thriving fishing industry. Mais more important, it established a fur ... stry. Mais more important, it established a fur trade. In the 1600s, the French settled along the Saint Lawrence River, naming the area New France. In the Treaty of Paris, France gave the land to Brit ...

(2 pages) 725 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Federation Illusion

"The Federation Illusion"ByCatherine PatonIt is an assumption acknowledged that the country of Australia achieved independence upon f ... federation on January the 1st 1901. This statement is a miss conception viewed by all Australians. In this essay it is argued that Australia did not achieved full independence upon federation in 1901 ... ndence upon federation in 1901 and is still, in many ways, a colony that is politically and legally in immediate control of the United Kingdom. This paper highlights Australia's initial steps on the r ...

(8 pages) 30 0 4.5 Sep/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Metamorphasis Analysis

Kristin TannerExploratory AnalysisMetamorphosisOn an average morning before work, Gregor Samsa awakens to ... sa awakens to find something much different than it had been the night before. His body transformed into a mystery insect and we are left with no explanation of how or why. All Gregor knows-and all we ... All Gregor knows-and all we know-is he has numerous legs, a black, hardened back, and that he is going to be late for work. Uncomplicated things like the time and work are the major worries in Gregor ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Dec/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors