Essays Tagged: "townspeople"

Rail Roads & US Expansion 1800-1900

canal owners and stagecoaches were against the railroads. Many farmers, ranchers, and old-fashioned townspeople disliked the noise, danger, and technology of the railroad. Towns and cities that were p ...

(7 pages) 134 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A summary, analysis and evaluation of "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner and comparison between "A Rose for Emily" and "Barn Burning" by William Faulkner

ys, with much pressuring from the locals and the doctors, she admits her fathers death and lets the townspeople bury him. Much of the town is wondering what to expect to happen to Emily. Emily becomes ... ne day, Homer disappears and is never seen nor heard from again. Ten years pass and Emily dies. The townspeople were curious and went to her home to see where she had lived her life. Upon their arriva ...

(3 pages) 112 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis and summary of "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner

s, with much pressuring from the locals and the doctors, she admits her father's death and lets the townspeople bury him. Much of the town is wondering what to expect to happen to Emily. Emily becomes ... d and could not be courted by. After her father died, it took Emily three days to finally allow the townspeople to give her father a proper burial, because of her denial that her father had indeed, di ...

(4 pages) 83 0 4.3 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner: What makes Emily unable to have a lasting relationship.

In 1931, William Faulkner wrote the short story "A Rose for Emily." The story is about the townspeople talking about an eccentric woman named Emily Grierson. Emily lives alone in her mansion ... fat black woman in black… Her skeleton was small and spare…" Throughout the book, the townspeople always seemed as she was falling apart. Even her house looked like a mess. "Only Miss Em ...

(2 pages) 11 0 2.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Rose for Emily - short story analysis

f the old south; he was proud of his high status and considered the Griersons superior to the other townspeople. Mr. Grierson had a dominating and controlling effect on Miss Emily's life. The townspeo ... ristocratic status to be above the law. Miss Emily also refused to pay taxes applicable for all the townspeople. "I have no taxes in Jefferson" (204) shows that Miss Emily is haughty and believes hers ...

(12 pages) 63 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This Place Has Gone to the Dogs! Appearance and Reality in "To Each His Own" by Leonard Sciascia

them, mimics the concept of omertà that infiltrates the mafia culture of the town, with the townspeople knowing the details but refusing to speak of the killings. The question of how an issue ... pharmacist as the target of the subsequent murder and Roscio as an innocent victim. The rest of the townspeople also begin to gather knowledge about the true nature of the killings that ensue just day ...

(6 pages) 768 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Character Analysis of E.K. Hornbeck in "Inherit the Wind" by Robert. E. Lee

otdog. This of course is the kind of remark that would easily place Hornbeck on the bad side of the townspeople. He shows no concern as to what they think and goes so far as to make a slight joke abou ...

(3 pages) 24 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Hell Rather than Heaven

p and hump yourself, Jim! There ain’t a minute to lose. They’re after us!” (62). The townspeople are really looking for Jim, but Huck tells Jim that they are after “us.” Huck ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2007

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

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

e livestock as mysterious, and wrote that deaths were "sudden and unexplained…", leaving the townspeople "puzzled and disturbed." These descriptions, coupled with the original term, "Some evil ...

(2 pages) 24 0 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The scarlet letter 4

in "misery". Because of the sin committed by Hester Prynne, she had to wear a Scarlet A so that the townspeople could see who the sinner was. "...that scarlet letter, so fantastically embroiled and il ...

(2 pages) 439 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The old man and the sea-change

nothing but respect him. But even knowing of his destitution, bad luck, and old-fashioned ways, the townspeople just scowl and taunt him. The once well respected man is now frowned upon. Even when he ...

(3 pages) 1048 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Rose for Emily 2

father was indeed alive and well. Emily kept this up for three days and finally gave in just as the townspeople were going to forcibly take the body from her.All of her life up until his death Emily's ... The fact that the body was Homer's and not her father's was of little consequence to Emily, if the townspeople hadn't forced her to give up her father's corpse, then he would have lain in place of Ho ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

A Rose for Emily

father was indeed alive and well. Emily kept this up for three days and finally gave in just as the townspeople were going to forcibly take the body from her.All of her life up until his death Emily's ... The fact that the body was Homer's and not her father's was of little consequence to Emily, if the townspeople hadn't forced her to give up her father's corpse, then he would have lain in place of Ho ...

(2 pages) 28 1 4.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Crucible 4

9). This proves that she tried to cover up her actions.Hester did not try to hide the fact from the townspeople that she was pregnant; she only tried to conceal the identity of the father of her baby. ... ng herself, her friends, John and Elizabeth Proctor, and the innocent people who were hanged. These townspeople were hanged unjustly because Abigail was a lying and deceitful person.Because Hester's a ...

(2 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Symbolism in the lottery

It is a detailed narrative of the selection of the person to be sacrificed, a process known to the townspeople as "the lottery". This selection is extremely rich in symbolism. Shirley Jackson uses sy ... woman ultimately selected for the sacrifice, but turns on her at the end along with the rest of the townspeople. Delacroix is not angry with Hutchinson, but helps kill her because of the tradition. Th ...

(5 pages) 65 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The lottery 2

. Everybody gathers on this date in the middle of the square for the drawing of the lottery. To the townspeople this event is like any other event happening in their town, such as a dance, club, or ev ... the household. The person who draws the dot will then get stoned to death. This is a ritual for the townspeople each year.There are people who agree and disagree with this annual event. The older peop ...

(4 pages) 23 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Why murder

nge however, after her own death (which is known to reader in the very first line of the story) the townspeople described her as "…a tradition, a duty, and a care; a sort of hereditary obligati ...

(3 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

How Is Dimmesdale A Weak Person?

t and knows she is married but they still commit adultery. This leads to Hester's pregnancy and the townspeople's knowledge of her adultery. They don't know however that Dimmesdale is the father, whic ...

(2 pages) 5294 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Major Molineux

ho is in search of his kinsman, Major Molineux. The story details Robin?s string of encounters with townspeople in his search for the Major. With each encounter the nativity that Robin arrives with di ... oments at the sight of each other, Robin let out a loud laugh. The laugh carried throughout all the townspeople he had met on his journey for the Major. The march continued, and Robin went on his way ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The Headless Horseman

al dimension of Sleepy Hollow. Irving's character, for the most part, is just a superstition to the townspeople and never comes in physical contact with anyone. A different look to this point, in the ... as only a character in a legend. Burton, on the other hand, has his Horseman repeatedly killing the townspeople of Sleepy Hollow with no indication that he is a spirit in search for his head to find p ...

(4 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry