Essays Tagged: "Wasteland"

Comparing Setting and Mood in "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley, and "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte

eights is an ancient mansion perched on a high ridge, overlooking a bled, windy. sparsely inhabited wasteland. The harsh, gloomy characteristics of the land are reflected in the human characters. In F ...

(2 pages) 104 0 5.0 May/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Development of Television

es through the window, however, does not always please everyone. Television has been called 'a vast wasteland'(Cheney 14) by Newton Minow, the Federal Communications Commission chairman under U.S. Pre ...

(18 pages) 331 0 3.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

This essay describes the Lewis and Clark expedition, and what effects it had on the U.S.

He realized that some Senators and Congressmen mocked his ideas and viewed the West as a worthless wasteland. Therefore, he asked Congress for only $2500 to finance a "Voyage of Discovery". The low c ...

(4 pages) 110 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

In this essay I had to write about the scariest experience of my life. I chose a minor skirmish I had in the Middle East while serving in the United States Air Force.

e border of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to clean up what the jets had left behind. We arrived to find a wasteland of burning debris and vehicle tracks heading to the north and to the northeast; both lead ...

(3 pages) 86 4 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Style of Cat 2s Cradle

post-second World War years. Describing the modern world as a technological, political and spritual wasteland in his novel, Vonnegut tries to find solution to this chaos of the world and modern man, w ...

(8 pages) 29 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hope - a story of love and loss

still spinning around the remains of the chimney. The only recognisable structure in this blackened wasteland. My shock at the sight of this desert which once contained my home - my trees, my garden, ...

(4 pages) 79 3 4.1 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

The Absence of Fertility in T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland"

Written in the 1920s, this T.S. Eliot poem describes the modern world as a wasteland in the aftermath of World War I. Literally, "The Wasteland" refers to the battlefields of ... uropeans became infiltrated with decadence, meaninglessness and alienation. In the epigraph of "The Wasteland," Eliot displays his pessimism towards modern culture by referencing Sibyl, a mythological ... ned an injury to his testicles. This wound renders him infertile and causes his kingdom to become a wasteland, similar to the modern world. In order to regenerate the land, the Fisher King must be cur ...

(11 pages) 92 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Ode on a Grecian Urn" vs "The Wasteland"

time is the cause for all decay and the images on the urn never changes, while he is more like The Wasteland. He will decay eventually and he wishes he could be the urn.Ode on a Grecian Urn is a refl ... mortal and he and his emotions cannot live on as the urn can. The author lives in the world of The Wasteland, one of death and without love. The only love in The Wasteland is fake love of rape and se ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Complexity In The Wasteland

In The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot paints a bleak picture for his readers. Despite the vagueness that is present ... abitants, a large growth in the cities, and the materialism now possessed by these inhabitants. The Wasteland is divided so as to address human nature and life in this state of being. For example in p ... etaphor for materialism. It is the growing materialism that blinds and binds the inhabitants of the Wasteland.Man does have a saving grace, though, according to Eliot. Or, at least, there is a power t ...

(5 pages) 17 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Southmost Area

rted to talk about the Southmost area. On this article Goodman wrote: "Southmost was once the great wasteland of Brownsville, a city within a city, one that was once the overcrowded, gang run, and so ...

(2 pages) 839 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Symbol of the Desert in Nadine Gordimer's "The Pickup"

uish between fact and fiction. Struck by the absence of the familiar palm trees assumed to coat the wasteland, Julie is forced to reevaluate her previous judgment of the man known as Abdu, viewing him ... ve undergone great development towards obtaining identity. Ibrahim's inability to accept the barren wasteland as home leads him to obtain a permit for the U.S.A, and Julie's breakthroughs during her m ...

(3 pages) 14 0 4.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Sir gawain and the green knigh

egment of the passage rites. Several months after, Gawain had to travel through the treacherous icy wasteland with only one companion, his horse. Only through such a virtuous journey can a boy be turn ...

(2 pages) 12 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Why teams dont work

fort gone awry. In the legendary story, a few events transformed Camelot from a utopia kingdom into wasteland. This isn't just idle meandering. There are corporate Camelot's, too, (such as my company ...

(9 pages) 109 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Manifest Destiny

merican society was a product of manifest destiny. America, an industrialized culture, was once the wasteland of open space and opportunity.? Opportunities, which Americans felt, were their right. Thi ...

(6 pages) 35 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Manifest Destiny

merican society was a product of manifest destiny. America, an industrialized culture, was once the wasteland of open space and opportunity." Opportunities, which Americans felt, were their right. Thi ...

(6 pages) 47 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Gray. All of it. As far as the eye could

ed home. He guessed not. And who would choose to call such a place home? Such endless nothing. Such wasteland. Such...beauty. To live in a place where nature had lost the battle to survive. A place th ...

(7 pages) 364 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Symbolism in "The Fall of the House of Usher"

way from anyone or anything.When we meet the inhabitants if this desolate, dark, parasitic infested wasteland of a house, it is noticed that Roderick Usher (the owner) has something in which he is hid ...

(3 pages) 13 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Literary Analysis Essay

ary Analysis EssayKatherine Anne Porter 's "Flowering Judas" depicts a paralyzed female in a modern wasteland. Laura, a young American expatriate teaching in Mexico, envisions herself a revolutionist, ... h himself, but Laura is lost.Katherine Anne Porter began her writing career in the 1920's, when the wasteland motif was popular. This concept emphasizes the lack of morality in society. Economic value ...

(6 pages) 18 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature