Essays Tagged: "central theme"

Henry Lawson and Barbara Baynton: a comparison of the treatment of women in the works of these two early Australian authors.

whore, (The Faces in the Street, The Captain of the Push). The Drover's Wife is unusual in that the central character is a woman. In few words it manages to capture the courage, humour and strength of ... ies deal with nameless bushwomen left by their husbands to run the households in their absence. The central theme of each is the same; lone mothers battling an enemy to save their children and themsel ...

(4 pages) 58 0 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

To teach or not to teach, a question that is presently on many administrators' minds about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

This is only one of many themes and expressions that Mark Twain is describing in his work. Another central theme is how the depiction of race relations and slavery is used as insight into the nature ...

(5 pages) 82 0 3.0 Mar/1996

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

Glass Menagerie. Gives comparisons about the similarities between the characters' relation to the past

he Depression-Era. The story is about a loving family that is constantly in conflict. To convey his central theme, Williams uses symbols. He also expresses his theme through the characters' incapabili ...

(6 pages) 333 0 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Tolstoy, and the value he places on characters . Speaks of "Anna Karenina "

ith one hundred and forty named characters and several other unnamed characters, Tolstoy places his central focus in Anna Karenina on the characters. He uses their actions and behavior to develop the ... y, Tolstoy wishes to examine life as it really is. Both novels have relationships and adultery as a central theme. However, Tolstoy gives us a much more lifelike representation in Anna Karenina by cre ...

(7 pages) 82 0 3.5 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The metamorphosis" by Kafka

rotagonist, Gregor Samsa (Lawson 27).While the father-son relationship in the story appears to be a central theme, the relationship between Gregor and his sister Grete is perhaps the most unique. It i ...

(7 pages) 338 0 4.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Jade Peony"

uthors. Margaret Atwood explains in, "The Victim Theory," that in most instances of literature, the central theme is "bare survival in the face of 'hostile' elements"(Atwood, "The Victim Theory" 77) H ...

(5 pages) 105 0 5.0 Nov/2002

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

Westward Expansion. Theme and relevance in American History

The Westward Expansion has often been regarded as the central theme of Americanhistory, down to the end of the19th century and as the main factor in the s ... s federalism, which left control of local affairs-such as slavery-to thestates and entrusted to the central government control over only such extra-local functionsas foreign affairs, inter-state and f ... . Federalism permitted a spreading of the domain of the union almost in definitelywithout danger of central tyranny. The people entering the union were protected by 'States' rights' as it was republic ...

(15 pages) 585 2 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This Essay is The Effects and Function of Fear in The Ones Who Walk away from Omelas. The essay is about Ursula K Le Guin's story the ones who walk away from omelas

r to succeed in the child's isolation without opposition from citizens.With relation to the story's central theme of the collective's needs and wants being more important than that of an individual, f ...

(5 pages) 112 0 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Nature and Self-Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

eatedly that each person should live according to his own thinking. In Nature and Self-Reliance the central theme is do not seek answers outside of yourself.This main idea of Emerson's philosophy s ...

(2 pages) 173 0 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

David Suzuki's book "From Naked Apes to Superspecies", which deals with environmental issues.

iad of topics of profound importance to the environmental movement. Although the environment is the central theme, the book also bridges into areas of bioethics, globalization, consumerism and social/ ...

(3 pages) 57 0 2.6 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

A speech made by Liz Murray to the Million Dollar Round Table Organization.

more importantly it is about how she used every negative part of her life as a reason to excel.The central theme of her speech is looking inside your self and tapping into that concealed that dormant ...

(6 pages) 49 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Imagery in Shakespeare's "Hamlet".

he foreshadowing images in Act I, which revolve around sickness and disease,help devise the novel's central theme of corruption. Act I is critical in establishing themood and tone of the novel; more i ... ion. Act I is critical in establishing themood and tone of the novel; more importantly, though, the central theme of both politicaland moral corruption is evident from the start, and directs the cours ...

(4 pages) 69 0 0.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Death of A Salesman - in depth analytical essay.

d deceit. The stage directions call the house "a dream rising out of reality" and this reflects the central theme of Willy's longing to fulfill himself in a world where material wealth is the only acc ...

(4 pages) 109 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Henrik Ibsen's play, "A Doll's House".

In Henrik Ibsen's play, "A Doll's House", the central theme is Nora's rebellion against society and everything that was expected of her. Nora show ...

(3 pages) 65 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Theme of Alienation in The Count of Monte Cristo, Invisible Man, Steppenwolf, Not Like Other Boys, and The Outsiders.

the drift of an individual's ability to function with society impact the individual in many ways. A central theme regarding alienation can be commonly found in The Count of Monte Cristo, Invisible Man ... e identity. (150)Steppenwolf illustrated alienation with a unique storyline, but the same universal central theme. The author, Herman Hesse, created a stronger atmosphere of alienation by leaving the ...

(6 pages) 38 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Money in Dickens. This is a chronological analysis of Dickens' treatment of filthy lucre, and how his perception changed and matured through time.

Examine Dickens' development of the theme of money.Money is a central theme in Dickens' novels. He strove to recreate with precision the world around him and its ... atures, Dickens' view and treatment of money changes and complicates in parallel, whether it is his central theme or not.In Oliver Twist, money is represented as a crude panacea for all ills, as Snags ... c convulsions of Chancery.Four years later, however, in Little Dorrit, money is once again Dickens' central theme, and he treats it unsparingly throughout. His disillusionment as to the simple and hel ...

(12 pages) 60 2 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discusses the characteristics of the Ancient Hero, defines the specific features of the epic genre.

t because they where the first mortal humans portrayed in stories. Homer's poems show change in the central theme of literature in that time. Stories, for the first time, where about people instead of ...

(5 pages) 137 0 4.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

"Good comedies always touch on troubling themes and envisage darker ends than are finally delivered." To what extent is this true of Twelfth Night?

finally delivered.'To what extent is this true of Twelfth Night?It would be hard to argue that the central theme of Twelfth Night is not simply love and its fulfilment and to subsequently view the pl ...

(6 pages) 64 0 3.0 Feb/2004

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

How does John Proctor contribute to the effectiveness of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible".

most significant contribution to the effectiveness of The Crucible. The role and portrayal are it's central theme, around which all other events and characters and expressions of human nature seem to ...

(10 pages) 52 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Religion in Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage

eming, and his journey toward adulthood. Stephen Crane uses vivid religious imagery, to express the central theme, of the novel, spiritual growth. Religious imagery are images or symbols that have a r ...

(8 pages) 60 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American