Essays Tagged: "Second Coming"

Things fall apart : the role of men and women

ores the struggle between old traditions within the Igbo community as well as Christianity and "the second coming" it brings forth. While on the surface, it appears the novel narrows its' focus to a s ... to the characters in Things Fall Apart, women are "things" to be exploited, abused and to serve as second-class citizens to the rank of male privilege. The theme of misogyny runs rampant throughout t ...

(7 pages) 440 2 3.6 Jul/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

A film review of blockbuster Pearl Harbor and its social consequences.

unding action, movie critics have hailed Pearl Harbor as the summer blockbuster of the year and the second coming of Titanic. Pearl Harbor, a movie about the 1941 surprise aerial attack on the U.S. Pa ... ich is debatable. Indeed, many are dismayed to see the attack that provoked the U.S. entry into the second world war serving as a backdrop to a Hollywood-style love triangle. Some even wonder why the ...

(3 pages) 115 0 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats.

William Butler Yeats wrote his "The Second Coming" in January of 1919, three years after the Easter Rebellion of 1916 and after the Firs ... flicts between the Irish and English can explain the intricate and chaotically dark imagery of "The Second Coming. The poem contains "the cyclical theory of history, that posits periods of roughly two ... f an Initiate or Messiah" (Jeffares 226). The cyclical theory is one of the main themes within "The Second Coming." The "widening gyre," which appears in the first line of "The Second Coming," is the ...

(5 pages) 192 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Book Review, Creating a Perfect World,Religious and Secular Utopias in nineteenth-century Ohio

ions. Also, the separation of home and work forced people to search for control in their lives. The Second Great Awakening encouraged Americans to take a role in changing society and abolishing societ ... e to try self-contained communities, hoping to create a perfect world to bring peace to advance the Second Coming of Christ, since some utopians believed spiritual changes would lead to social and eco ...

(9 pages) 68 0 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

'What were the factors that lead to the formation of the New Testament Canon? How valid are they today?'

rror in this sense alone.As Jesus promised to return, the early Christians thought the perusia (the second coming) would be soon and so didn't see the need in writing anything down. This is known as t ... and so didn't see the need in writing anything down. This is known as the oral period. Towards the second century, direct witnesses to Jesus' teaching had died and 'heretical' writings such as Marcio ...

(7 pages) 69 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

A comparisan of Yeats' The Second Coming and Leda and the Swan

The Second Coming is a free-verse poem of 23 lines. It is a description of the world as Yeats sees it at ... oment in time (1919). The poem is about the world being brought to its knees by anarchy and how the second coming is at hand. It symbolizes the beginning of an era and the ending of another. The poem ... The beast that is born in the desert in the poem is not what Yeats refers to when he speaks of the second coming. The 'rough beast' that is born is a symbol of death, with the 'indignant desert birds ...

(10 pages) 98 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Things Fall Apart

Those lines begin a poem called "The Second Coming" by the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. Chinua Achebe took his title from those lines ...

(3 pages) 62 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

'A Memorial Tribute to Yeats: An Exploration of His Work through the Application of Critical Readings'

to other countries that have experienced colonisation and loss of culture throughout history. "The Second Coming" Written in the wake of World War I, the Russian Revolution and the continuation of t ... War I, the Russian Revolution and the continuation of the Irish uprising against the English, "The Second Coming" provides an indictment of the modern age, full of rich and dense imagery. The premise ...

(7 pages) 60 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Tragic Consequences of the European Encounter with the African Civilization in Achebe's "Things Fall Apart"

e anarchy is loosed upon the world.The previous lines are the first four lines of Yeat's poem: "The Second Coming." In his poem, W. B. Yeat is trying to say that because Africans can not cope with Eur ...

(10 pages) 45 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Analysis Of The Second Coming

Analysis of "The Second Coming" From aural to visual, warnings come in a variety of different ways. Be it a traffic l ... ifferently, but the message he is sending out is a dangerous and frightening one. In his poem " The Second Coming," Yeats uses harsh imagery, powerful language, and strong symbolism to warn readers of ...

(2 pages) 37 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Things Far Apart By Chinua Achebe

veloped in the unique way that it has, since its colonization. Achebe was inspired by the poem "The Second Coming"� by William Butler Yeats, which also details the fall of society do to foreign ... eats, which also details the fall of society do to foreign revelation.Many aspects of the poem "The Second Coming"� are similar to Achebe's book.One of the most egregious examples of this is th ...

(1 pages) 4 0 3.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


cution, and that hope will arrive soon, and he thought amazingly he would be still alive during the second coming. (The New Oxford Annotated Bible; Oxford University Press, New York. pp. 362-364) This ... purpose and well being in society. Either they are the ones who will follow the true Christ in the second coming or they will be lead astray the Antichrist. I liked this book for multiple reasons. It ...

(3 pages) 340 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Beginning Of The End: Philosophy (Reading The Signs Of The Times)

Book of Revelations is the last book in the New Testament. It contains many passages regarding the second coming of Christ at which time the Apocalypse is said to have taken place. This chapter of th ...

(4 pages) 20 0 5.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Things fall apart

ut the Ibo community in Nigeria, Africa. Achebe took the title of the novel from a poem called "The Second Coming," by W.B. Yeats. It appears that Yeats is making some judgement on the European way of ...

(2 pages) 31 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel

year 2000 brings worldwide devastation. They are preparing themselves for Y2K, apocalypse, and the second coming of Christ. People are taken in on a huge hype that the year 2000 will be the end of th ... ave usually been wrong. The bible's predictions were always right but no one knows what or when the second coming is so they should not fear that. Religious prophecies that were not in the bible have ...

(6 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Second Coming By William Butler Yeats

The Second Coming, written by William Butler Yeats, could only be interpreted in one way. First you must ... erland at the time when this was written. Ireland was in the state of civil war and the idea of The Second Coming of Christ was a desperate cry in the form of a poem. The New Testament illustrates The ... . The New Testament illustrates The Second Coming as a period of tribulation. Yeats wished that The Second Coming would purify the world and end warfare in Ireland."The falcon can not hear the falcone ...

(3 pages) 36 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry


expected Christ's pending return.Ever since Christ's death, many Christians have been expecting the second coming in their immediate future. Other conservative Christians believe that The Rapture will ... s to earth. Most believe that Christ will not actually land or stay on earth at this time; the real second coming will occur later, when he returns with an army.Most other faith groups essentially ign ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


Talk of the second coming has been among us for thousands of years. The question has been asked, ?What is the se ... thousands of years. The question has been asked, ?What is the second coming.? W.B. Yeats poem, ?The Second Coming,? gives us a very vast description filled with passionate since of anarchy and many sy ... he reader to this question, ?Why is the since of anarchy so overwhelming in this poem?? What is the second coming? The Second Coming is biblical teaching on the return of Jesus Christ to the earth at ...

(3 pages) 37 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Christian Views About Death

igion has different thoughts about what happens between the time that you die and the time when The Second Coming arrives. Different people have different ideas, and all around the world we see that c ... be reunited with their resurrected bodies. Church doctrine does not specify a definite time for the Second Coming but urges people to be prepared. The beliefs of the Eastern Orthodox churches are very ...

(7 pages) 32 0 3.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

The year 2000 is just around the corner

As some people look forward to a new and brighter millennium, others prophesize about the Second Coming, or the apocalypse. While these prophecies may be ignored by many, they might not be t ... a two-part problem. One is the inability of the computer to adapt to the MM/DD/YY issue, while the second problem is the unwillingness of many people to see the impact it will have. Most IS (informat ...

(10 pages) 14 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science