Essays Tagged: "Christmas Eve"

"Smee" by A. M. Burrage

The setting in the second story is in the same house where the girl in the first story died. It was Christmas eve and Smee a game similar to hide-and-seek is played. Jackson, who is the narrator went ... hide-and-seek is played. Jackson, who is the narrator went to a party at the house. He was late for Christmas eve dinner so at the dinner table he was not able to be formally introduce to everyone. He ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"A Christmas Carol" by Dickens

1). This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. The settings of the book include Scrooge's Counting House, S ... hood like the schoolhouse and the Fizziwig's place where Scrooge was an apprentice, this is where a Christmas party took place and he met the one love of his life. Then it skips to Scrooge's love of h ...

(7 pages) 115 1 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Nature is the strongest force; We can not tame it.

ke these over the past couple of months. The three events that were most disastrous were the "Black Christmas" bush fires, the recent torrential rains in the Sydney and Illawarra regions, and Cyclone ... damage and economic instability, which these regions are not expected to recover from quickly.On Christmas Eve 2001, a large lightning storm took place over the East Coast of New South Wales. This ...

(3 pages) 57 0 4.3 Jul/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

A short summary and relation of several writing pieces to the topic of aliens in America. The assignment was to relate various poems, essays and stories to the subject of aliens in America.

tries where they settle. We looked at several different viewpoints on aliens and their experiences.?Christmas Eve? is the story of a Mexican family in Texas. The mother decides that they should celebr ... ay this year instead of the traditional Mexican way. The mother decides to buy the children toys on Christmas Eve, even though she does not leave her own yard. When she ventures out to go downtown, he ...

(4 pages) 64 0 2.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What Makes the Woman in Black a Successful Ghost Story? Deals with the location, atmosphere, writing style etc.

ing read the book.'It was not a story to be told for casual entertainment, around the fireside upon Christmas Eve'. From the beginning, we are held in suspense by Arthur Kipps, the self-described 'eve ... e self-described 'even-tempered' man, who, in the very first scene, curiously loses his temper at a Christmas Eve family gathering. This unexplained outburst provokes the reader into wondering what co ...

(6 pages) 43 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Who was Benjamin Rush?

Benjamin Rush was born Christmas Eve of 1745, on a farm near Philadelphia. He was raised by mother who had lost her husband ...

(2 pages) 19 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Santa Claus is an idea that should be abolished.. Written from a Christian's point of view.

Throughout the ages, Santa Clause has been regarded as the symbol of Christmas. Depicted as an old man with a potbelly and long beard, he was the staple of the season. T ... e was the staple of the season. The stories went that if you were good throughout the year, then on Christmas Eve, Santa would come to your house and give you presents. Although this story is nice to ... r society as a whole.Today, the idea of Santa Claus has gone through mass commercialization. During Christmas time, you can't walk into Wal-Mart without seeing images of Kris Kringle plastered all ove ...

(4 pages) 40 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

How successful was Henry VIII's Foreign policy under Cardinal Wolsey?

olsey?Cardinal Wolsey was a trusted servant to King Henry VIII. He was appointed Lord Chancellor on Christmas Eve 1515; this in effect gave him great power over the king's government in areas such as ...

(5 pages) 36 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

This is a bunch of summarys of WWII battles each one is about 100 words

rmans asked Bastogne to surrender. General McAuliffe replied "nuts". The city was heavily bombed on Christmas Eve. During the following daysGermans tried many times to take the city but each attempted ...

(1 pages) 16 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II


n is limited. This is a child who is exhausted and abused; he is making a desperate cry for help on Christmas Eve as he writes his grandfather and pleads, "Do come, dear Grandaddy...for Christ's sake, ... such a dramatic change.Vanka's master and mistress and the journeymen have gone to midnight Mass on Christmas Eve so he decides to write his grandfather, Konstantin Makarych a letter. In this letter, ...

(1 pages) 18 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The opening to a short story set in a large city. Concentrating on setting and character.

I had arrived in New York, city of high heels and cocktail parties. It was Christmas Eve and snowing and it was just like a fairy tale, children building snowmen in Union Squa ... s just like a fairy tale, children building snowmen in Union Square while carol singers sang 'White Christmas' to a group of old ladies wearing duffel coats. I stepped out of the taxi and stood admiri ... t tighter around myself and heading towards the park. I was supposed to be going to help organise a Christmas party but instead I sat down on the bench to listen to the singers, now singing 'Frosty Th ...

(4 pages) 22 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Review of Polar Express with tom hanks

rformance (though not the voice) for Hero Boy, a child who has ceased to believe in Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, he awakes--or does he?--to the thundering sound of the Polar Express, which pulls up ... finds itself in its half-hour-long ending, in which the children infiltrate the secret machinery of Christmas. Ultimately, the ever-gear-shifting film resembles the Conductor's remark about Santa's mu ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Nov/2004

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

A Letter From Ackley to his Mother Concerning Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salenger's "Catcher in the Rye".

d to it. I hope everything's going good. Is Uncle Robby doing any better? I hope he can make it for Christmas eve. I've been hoping for a new wrist watch, in case you were running out of ideas for pre ... this letter probably needs to be mailed pretty soon if you're going to get it before I see you for Christmas, so I'm going to get going now. Hope everyone does well until then.Yours,Ackle

(2 pages) 17 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Doll's House

Plot OverviewADoll's House opens on Christmas Eve. Nora Helmer enters her well-furnished living room--the setting of the entire play--ca ... rive. He greets her playfully and affectionately, but then chides her for spending so much money on Christmas gifts. Their conversation reveals that the Helmers have had to be careful with money for m ... tes that he feels physically ill in the presence of such people.Act Two opens on the following day, Christmas. Alone, Nora paces her living room, filled with anxiety. Mrs. Linde arrives and helps sew ...

(5 pages) 67 0 4.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Synopsis of "A Christmas Carol"

ind exists only for the money that he can make through business. In particular, Mr. Scrooge detests Christmas, which he views as a useless time that only interrupts his business for 2 days a year. Aft ... only interrupts his business for 2 days a year. After a day of harassing those who are celebrating Christmas, Scrooge is visited, on Christmas Eve, by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley who ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama


Christmas is one of the best seasons of the year. Christmas time with my family is a good experience ... ll of pine fills the air.The second tradition my family has is gifts. We don't open all of gifts on Christmas, just the ones we get from our parents. The gifts we get from my other family are opened o ... my other family are opened on Christmas Eve. What's better than to wake up and come down to see the Christmas tree shining so bright in the dark that it blinds us all for a minute. Then we start peaki ...

(1 pages) 686 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Halloween The Un-holiday

a child Halloween was one of the most exciting nights. It was the best night of year, well besides Christmas Eve. I loved it, heck I still love it. The preparation that took place before Halloween wa ...

(3 pages) 25 0 1.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Turn Of The Screw

y James is a gothic frame story published in the late 1800s. The story takes place a few days after Christmas Eve in an old house, with a group of guests telling stories. One visitor, Douglas, reads f ...

(4 pages) 1079 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


MY TRADITION It was Christmas Eve day and I was so hyped up I couldn't stay still. I could smell the apple cider and the ... der and the bubble bread my mom was making. Tonight is the night the Weldon's are coming over.Every Christmas Eve my family and I go to church, it is always exciting to see my friends and to celebrate ... iends and to celebrate Jesus' birthday. We sing worship songs, talk about how we are so excised for Christmas. There are a lot of candles. Finally when the candles are done burning and the service my ...

(1 pages) 574 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


ory takes place is in a church in which the second floor is the priest's living quarters are. It is Christmas Eve a few minutes before midnight. Outside there are roofs and streetlights engulfed by a ... ch.The two main characters of this story are a priest who had an urge in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve to open the door to take confessions, and also whom I think was a ghost who came to th ...

(13 pages) 665 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature