Native Son, by Richard Wright

    Clifton Fadiman, writer for The New Yorker declared that Native Son was the most powerful American novel since the Grapes of Wrath. He is positive that anyone who reads this book has to kno ... the Emancipation Proclamation. Fadiman then goes on to compare the novel to Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy, declaring that his novel did for the American white as Native Son did for the Negr ...

(3 pages) 149 0 4.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The effects and Implications of Sin in The Scarlet Letter: This is an essay about how sin effected the different characters in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

ts and Implications of Sin in The Scarlet LetterPublished in 1850, The Scarlet Letter was the first American tragedy. It was written by one of America's greatest writers, Nathaniel Hawthorne. This sto ...

(3 pages) 246 1 4.3 Sep/2002

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

Great Gatsby is a tragic hero

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is a classic American tragedy. The novel has all the basic elements necessary to classify a story as a tragedy: a ...

(4 pages) 94 0 3.3 Jan/2003

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

An American Tragedy by Theordore Dreiser: Reality and Fiction Cause the Demise of the American Dream

Dreiser. Dreiser uses events from his life and from a 1906 murder trial when he wrote his novel, An American Tragedy. This novel combines the elements of reality and fiction. Within the novel, these e ... ents of reality and fiction. Within the novel, these elements combine to create the downfall of the American Dream.Clyde Griffiths, the protagonist in An American Tragedy, is representative of two non ...

(11 pages) 43 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An American Tragedy

lution9. Theme, Point of View, and Symbolism10.Summary11.Personal CritiqueBook InformationTitle: An American TragedyNumber of Pages: 856Copyright Date: September 1964Publication: New American LibraryA ... ward went to Sinclair Lewis. Dreiser married Helen Patges Richardson on June 13, 1944. In 1945, the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented him with its Award of Merit. Dreiser died of a heart ...

(8 pages) 64 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Capital Punishment

d to death for murders that DNA testing later proved that they could not have committed. This is an American tragedy or is it? It certainly seems to be the antithesis to the ,"American Dream."In a met ...

(4 pages) 47 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Patriot Act: Just or Just a Major Violation of Our Constitutional Rights?

this, and included in the bill was a statement that, and I'm paraphrasing, "only in a time of great American tragedy could this bill be instated." Ashcroft must have thought he hit the jackpot a few m ... ht he hit the jackpot a few months later when the Boeing 747's took the lives of countless innocent American citizens, allowing justification for his bill. Bush proclaimed that he would "do everything ...

(4 pages) 90 1 3.4 Dec/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Is "Death of a Salesman" an American Tragedy?

"Death of a Salesman" has been called the first American Tragedy. The basis for this is the fact that Willy, the main character, has the needed trag ...

(2 pages) 70 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Movie That Tranformed an Industry.

n Kane", is a powerful dramatic tale about the uses and abuses of wealth and power. It is a classic American tragedy about a man of great passion, vision, and greed. He attempts to push everything to ...

(4 pages) 29 0 5.0 Dec/2005

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


True American Tragedy I chose Death of a Salesman because of its break from the mainstream. In a day wher ... all," "good guys win" ideals of present day cinema. Death of a Salesman challenges the American dream. Before the Depression, an optimistic America offered the alluring promise of success ... offered the alluring promise of success and riches. Willie suffers from his disenchantment with the American dream, for it fails him and his son. In some ways, Willy and seem trapped in a transitional ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


Theodore Dreiser The American Dream Courtney Connors English III CP Mr. Breslin Through the social criticism of T ... of Theodore Dreiser, the plight of the poor is compared against the actions of the rich. In both An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie Dreiser presents characters who are driven "by ignorance and in a ... ts characters who are driven "by ignorance and in ability to withstand the pressures of the shallow American yearning for money, success, fashion -- dreams about which Dreiser himself was indeed an au ...

(6 pages) 496 0 3.0 Feb/2008

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

"An American Tragedy" Book I by Theodore Draiser

пругин Андрей 301а"An American Tragedy" compositionAs we read the first book of An American Tragedy we understand the migh ... 009 [DVD]. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Corporation, 2008. American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser Foreign Languages Publishing House Moscow 1949

(2 pages) 1877 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

OF Mice and Men Author=John Steinbeck

The common American tragedy, Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, takes place in Southern California. Tw ... mething that Steinbeck shows bleak life through. The novel tells us that not everybody can live the American Dream. The American dream today is all about money and fame, but to Lennie and George it wa ... he never was able to make it to the movies, so she ended up marrying Curly, and now regrets it. The American dream comes true for some people, but for many it just merely dies.John Steinbeck's novel, ...

(3 pages) 579 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American