Essays Tagged: "Tom"

Character Al Joad and Setting description for "The Grapes of Wrath"

a cocky, self-conceited character. His only justifiable reason foracting cocky is that his brother, Tom, killed a man and went to jail.Al respects his brother and thinks of him as a man for having kil ... his brother and thinks of him as a man for having killedanother man. The fact of the matter is that Tom was only acting inself defense. After a man came after Tom with a knife, Tom hit himover the hea ...

(2 pages) 45 1 3.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

The Character of Amanda Wingfield in "The Glass Menagerie"

rates these unique characteristics of Amanda. The scene takes place at about seven am the day after Tom and Amanda get into a major argument. From this scene we can reveal that Amanda's obviously an o ... with insufficient mothering skills.Amanda's stubbornness and complexities always irritates her son Tom (the narrator of the play). Although Amanda is hysterically stuck in her past, she is a woman of ...

(2 pages) 149 0 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Casting Doubt Upon the American Dream in The Great Gatsby

amine the characters in the book we can immediately see that they are not all born equal. Daisy and Tom, and to some extent Nick, are born into a rich, 'old money' environment which is symbolized in t ... that old clique, but never succeeding in elevating himself to the "distinguished secret society" of Tom and Daisy.Interestingly, neither Tom nor Daisy appear to have been made happy by this money. Dai ...

(4 pages) 113 0 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Book Title: The Glass Menagerie. Author: Tennesee Williams

1930's in St.Louis. There are only four characters involved in the story; Amanda Winfield, her son Tom Winfield, her daughter Laura Winfield, and a gentleman caller named Jim O'Connor. This essay wil ... onalities of these four people. As well as the problems they face, and how they each deal with them.Tom Winfield is the narrator of the play as well as the youngest member of the Winfield family in hi ...

(5 pages) 82 0 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

All of the characters in "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams have their own methods of escape. Explain.

he structure of the family is based. She of course wishes only the best for her children, Laura and Tom, who have not remained free from torment as a result of their father's absconding. The two child ... f their father's absconding. The two children have grown up shy and introverted, Laura more so than Tom. Amanda often withdraws into herself for comfort and to gain a sense of fulfilment in life. She ...

(4 pages) 108 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Accuracy of the Portrayal of the 1920s Woman in "The Great Gatsby".

s observed wearing one when she is leaving home and heading for town with Gatsby, Jordan, Nick, and Tom. The men exit the house "followed by Daisy and Jordan wearing small tight hats of metallic cloth ... eir predecessors" (Reader's Digest Association 435). A prime example of this in The Great Gatsby is Tom's party in Chapter two. Along with smoking cigarettes, the women, along with the men, were drink ...

(7 pages) 71 0 4.1 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Business environment analysis for a tomato company

of the business will be discussed.Profile:1.The company:The official name for the company is "tasty Tom" which is a combination of four greenhouses that produce crops. The major greenhouse of the busi ... o 20 staffs in the business.2.The product:Generally speaking, the main products of the business are tomatoes, to be more concrete, we can say they are packs of tomatoes normally with 8 inside each. Av ...

(9 pages) 116 0 2.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

C.W.E. Bigsby suggests the Glass Menagerie asserts that people 'desire to live with comforting fictions, rather than confront brutal truths.' How far do you agree with this?

ing to a 'school for the blind' in which the middle class of America found comfort. We are told, by Tom, of the 'dissolving economy' during the depression, and how the American people had 'failed thei ... ncern the war. It is this knowledge that makes us feel sorry for the characters, especially Jim. As Tom is the narrator, we know he has survived the war but we never know about Jim. He makes plans for ...

(7 pages) 56 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The American Dream" in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

his former lover Daisy ― Nick's cousin, who had already married a wealthy and influential man Tom Buchanan. Gatsby just wanted to repeat the past when he was too poor to marry Daisy. After an aw ... reunion arranged by Nick at Gatsby's request, Gatsby and Daisy began an affair. After a short time, Tom discovered his wife's relationship with Gatsby. A quarrel broke out. Tom disclosed to his wife t ...

(5 pages) 46 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is an analytical essay on the murder of William Robinson, which occured in 1868 on the Salt Spring Islands in British Columbia.

ith the conviction and death of an Aboriginal man by the name of Tshuanahusset (hereafter known as 'Tom'). Sentenced to death by jury members of Caucasian background engendered a controversy towards t ... e for the death of an innocent man. The first historical occurrence that rendered a false notion of Tom's conviction in my opinion is the atrocious racism committed by the esoteric-like group of the j ...

(6 pages) 58 2 4.4 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analysis of the contradictory life of Tom Wingfield, the main character in the play, the Glass Menagerie

The play "Glass Menagerie" shows the contradictory life of its main character Tom Wingfield. He struggles with being a hard worker, a protector of his love ones, and a fulfiller ... He struggles with being a hard worker, a protector of his love ones, and a fulfiller of his dreams. Tom wishes for a sense of independence by escaping the pressures that come from his dysfunctional fa ... for a sense of independence by escaping the pressures that come from his dysfunctional family life. Tom needs to feel a sense of adulthood. He feels like a child because his mother is constantly telli ...

(5 pages) 62 0 4.8 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Animal Motif in F. S. Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."

der meets the puppy. In meeting the puppy, Fitzgerald conveys education levels of Myrtle Wilson and Tom Buchanan. "I don't suppose you got that kind?" (27) This quote from Myrtle shows us that her eng ... got that kind?" (27) This quote from Myrtle shows us that her english level is below par. However, Tom's knowledge is shown to be slightly more extensive when he realizes that the dog the man tries t ...

(2 pages) 3939 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

American Dream, "The Great Gatsby", "American Beauty" (film) - freedom & power, greed, isolation & failure

ore important to you than living."However, chasing the Dream does not mean one will not achieve it. Tom Buchanan and his household for example is well established indicating he has achieved his object ... mean he has not achieved his Dream, it is simply a consequence - whether enduring consequences like Tom's is worth the Dream, it is a different issue.The dislike readers have towards Tom is similar to ...

(5 pages) 75 2 4.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The American Dream

when he returned he was saddened to hear that Daisy had married a wealthy man."In June she married Tom Buchanan of Chicago, with more pomp and circumstance that Louisville ever knew before. He came d ... isy died so did he. The worst qualities of the American Dream are shown through the lives of Tom and daisy Buchanan, who live without any hopes or regrets because their characters are built on ...

(5 pages) 8 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Adv ... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Adventure of Tom Sawyer," By Mark Twain is a story told from the eyes of a young boy named Tom Sawyer. The story ... ng boy named Tom Sawyer. The story takes place in the small rustic town of St. Petersburg Missouri. Tom Sawyer is the main character of the book. Tom is an imaginative young boy who is always getting ...

(3 pages) 27 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Autism

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV Born on July 3, 1962, Tom Cruise's birth name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV. He was born in Syracuse, New York and was the ... d his interest for acting from his mother, who was a teacher, but immensely enjoyed amateur acting. Tom's father was an electrical engineer. His sisters are Lee Ann Maporther who is a publicist, Maria ... cist, Marian Mapother who is a teacher, and Cass Mapother who is a restaurateur. As a child, Tom was very shy and had a difficult time making friends. Even at home, he felt like an outsider sin ...

(3 pages) 15 0 5.0 Feb/2008

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

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain transports the

s finds him. Throughout the story, Huck is haunted by the ever present bad influence of his friend, Tom Sawyer. Huck Finn, being less "learned" than Tom, is always measuring himself against Sawyer. At ... Tom, is always measuring himself against Sawyer. At the conclusion of Huck's story, he finally sees Tom for what he really is, and stops attempting to be him. Their relationship plays a huge role in d ...

(5 pages) 1691 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The American dream has always been based on belief that

named Myrtle attempts to live like an elite member of society by being mistress to the rich dashing Tom Buchanan. When Myrtle is with Tom she feels as if she is rich, sophisticated, and that she is so ... family throughout the generations. A strong example of the typical family that lives in East Egg is Tom and Daisy Buchanan. There is much pride and wealth that come along with the Buchanan name and it ...

(6 pages) 3193 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The American dream symbolizes ideas of hope, happiness, and a

erve as a foil to Jay Gatsby. Albeit, Gatsby does evince his share of faults, the other characters, Tom, Daisy, Jordan, and the Wilsons, all seem to have faults greater than those of Gatsby since they ... (Fitzgerald 162), Nick is indubitably correct in his assessment of Gatsby. The character of Tom Buchanan can be seen as a hypocritical and dogmatic aristocrat who symbolizes most of what is wr ...

(5 pages) 2597 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

stone cold essay

himself. He tells us a little bit about himself first before talking about another Chimney Sweeper, Tom Dacre. After introducing us to Tom, he relates a very strange dream that Tom had one night it in ... trange dream that Tom had one night it involved Chimney in coffins, angels. The poem concludes with Tom and the speaker waking up and going to work, sweeping' chimneys. Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre' ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature