Essays Tagged: "Antagonist"

White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer

white perspective.The protagonist in WHITE LILACS is Rose Lee Jefferson.CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE?The antagonist in WHITE LILACS it the whole white community except Catherine Jane and Emily Frith.CONTIN ...

(2 pages) 35 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of Shylock In Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice

In Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice the antagonist of theplay is Shylock. Shylock is a wealthy Jewish moneylender.Shylock is probably the mo ... able character in the playbecause of Shakespeare's excellent characterization of him.Shylock is the antagonist in the play because he stands inthe way of love, but this does not necessarily make him t ...

(1 pages) 60 0 4.0 Nov/1996

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

Jack as the devil. Lord of the Flies

Jack, leader of a group of choirboys and ultimatelychief of the hunters, is Ralph's principal antagonist. Described ashaving a full head of red hair, wearing a black cloak and bullying hisway th ...

(1 pages) 44 0 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Beowolf - a literary super hero

est of the Anglo-Saxons is that he possesses extreme amounts of physical power. Grendel, the antagonist of the story, was feared by all men. He ate humans and attacked them in their sleep. Many ...

(2 pages) 87 0 4.3 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Opinion on Movie Villains

revenge can turn innocent people in to cold blooded killers. The term used to represent villains is antagonist, or someone who opposes the protagonist or hero of the story. Movie villains are not just ... y, sometimes killed off, that is the villain. Sometimes the protagonist turns out to be the biggest antagonist in the story, like in the movie La Strata. Villains usually meet their end by death, but ...

(4 pages) 61 0 5.0 Jan/1996

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

Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

ing, Where Have You Been?" criticsargue whether the character of Arnold Friend, clearly the story's antagonist, representsSatan in the story. Indeed, Arnold Friend is an allegorical devil figure for t ...

(2 pages) 357 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

conflict between the character Jack and Ralph in Goldings " Lord of the Flies"

alph's character combines common sense with a strongdesire for civilized life. Jack, however, is an antagonist with savage instincts which hecannot control. Ralph's goals to achieve a team unit with o ...

(3 pages) 86 1 4.3 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

A critical approach to "Barn Burning" (by William Faulkner)

rprivileged" classes. Time after time emotions of despair surface from both the protagonist and the antagonist involved in the story.This story outlines two distinct protagonists and two distinct anta ...

(3 pages) 267 2 4.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Effects of Stress, Alcohol Outcome Expectancies, Gender, Coping Styles, and Family Alcoholism on Alcohol Consumption

ay is alcohol. A common stereotype for the effects of alcohol is that as a drug it acts as a stress antagonist. This theory was introduced by Conger (1956) as the Tension Reduction Hypothesis (TRW). I ...

(6 pages) 279 0 3.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

"The Witching Hour" by Anne Rice

rets and incest;discovering that their intervention becomes a more complex-intertwining destiny.Our Antagonist Michael Curry, a 48-year old Irish man who had lost himself in aworld in which he had acc ... her weakness.There are many elements that I've interpreted from the book. I would like to quote theantagonist Michael Curry's interpretations, as his interpretation is one of the pieces: (p.1037)'... ...

(6 pages) 49 0 5.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Press and Political Revolution

e status quo. However, during times of political unrest it is often the press who becomes the major antagonist in the fight against the government.Why is this so? Why does the press get so deeply invo ...

(10 pages) 175 0 4.0 Nov/1993

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

William Faulkner's "Barn Burning" An Analytical Writing

rprivileged" classes. Time after time emotions of despair surface from both the protagonist and the antagonist involved in the story. This story outlines two distinct protagonists and two distinct ant ...

(6 pages) 308 1 4.1 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Bless Me, Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya

n seeks revenge against someone or when the villain is out to accomplish an evil task. A villainous antagonist, or bad guy, is necessary in any story or piece of literature to enliven the story and en ...

(4 pages) 119 0 4.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Beloved" by Toni Morrison. Relationship between Sethe and Beloved

uld not go through the same treatment she has received at the hands of white slaveholders. Her main antagonist is the system of slavery and she knew the pain it had caused her, both directly and indir ... hom getting help from Paul D. Since Sethe has begun to come to terms with her past, she defeats her antagonist. When Paul D tells her that she is her own best thing, (273) she realizes, for the first ...

(6 pages) 216 2 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Lord Of the rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

wn family of a race of people called Hobbits in Middle Earth. He is very friendly and likeable. The antagonist in the story would probably be the 'dark lord' Sauron. He is the evil mastermind who want ...

(2 pages) 83 0 3.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Essay on Twain's comment on society in "Huckleberry Finn", by Mark Twain

on to display his feelings about society through the actions of Huck. All of this culminates in the antagonist's final decision to reject society and "sivilized" ways and move out west.The first blow ...

(3 pages) 67 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Private Passions and Moral Responsibilities: Hamlet

ity of the main characters to confront their problems properly leads to the destruction of all. The antagonist of the play, Claudius, allows his personal ambition for power to overshadow the will of h ...

(3 pages) 162 5 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

10 Dimensions for Dracula by Bram Stoker The aesthetic and psychological views on Dracula

has created is so much more different from the stereotypical view of Count Dracula. We see that the antagonist is a very intelligent, and powerful man in the novel. Yet many of the movies and material ...

(4 pages) 81 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Power and the Glory" by Graham Greene. Includes bibliography.

reene the reader does not find this quality within one of the major characters. The lieutenant, the antagonist and one of the two main characters of the story, does not change much throughout the stor ...

(5 pages) 49 0 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Astronomer's Wife

lls the story in third person as the protagonist, with her being the main character. The plumber is antagonist, who brings changes into Mrs. Ames' life giving her back her lost identity. Mr. Ames uses ...

(4 pages) 50 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers