Essays Tagged: "Climax"

The History of Greek Theater

that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death.Originally, the hero's recognition was created by selfish behavior ...

(10 pages) 311 1 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Act V-Scene 2 in Hamlet

Act V-Scene 2: The ClimaxIn Act V-Scene 2, as the play begins with Hamlet fill in the detail of what happened to him si ... olved all doubts as to whether he functions as a minister or as scourge.Now, it is the time for the climax of the play, the fencing match. During the match, Queen Gertrude is heard from only after the ...

(4 pages) 67 0 4.7 Oct/1996

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


by an intense, dramatic use of fluctuating dynamics. It was as if the crescendo was not allowed to climax, then is aborted by a sudden change to pianissimo. The so called Beethoven motif was used thr ...

(4 pages) 205 1 4.2 Feb/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

me, he only makes his final, irrevocable decision after the playhas reached its undoubted emotional climax, Biff's dramatic declaration to his fathers 'Pop, I'm nothing! I'm nothing, Pop.Can't you und ...

(3 pages) 388 2 4.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles

is morallywrong. This contributes to the theme or themes of the playwhen they serve as the defining climax of the story. When the misconception isstopped Oedipus sees that you cannot escape or change ...

(3 pages) 79 0 3.0 Sep/1995

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"A critique" of The Giver by Lois Lowry

ity. Waiting to find out what his assignment is, and what it entails doing are rises in action. The climax is when the plan to escape the society is being conceived and the actual escape itself. The f ...

(3 pages) 98 0 2.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The metamorphosis" by Kafka

teness. It is formally structured into three Roman-numbered parts, with each section having its own climax. A number of themes run through the story, but at the center are the familial relationships f ... hind him, and begins his slide towards death.Gregor's reaction to the violin playing episode is the climax and symbol of Grete's metamorphosis and Gregor's demise (Lawson 33). The boarders are extreme ...

(7 pages) 338 0 4.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Containment Policy. Speaks of George Kennan

oint of terminal overstretch. Containment may have actually lengthened the Cold War by delaying the climax. Thus it may not be sound to wallow in self-congratulation in the wake of the Cold War, and t ...

(6 pages) 158 1 3.9 Mar/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers

Book Analysis of THE PRINCESS BRIDE by S. Morganstern/William Goldman

ing skills in order to save her. Soon, it is revealed that the man in black is actually Westley.The climax takes place when Westley is pronounced dead at the end of chapter six, making the reader beli ... nck's castle to stop the wedding. Basically, from Westley's death onward throughout the book is the climax, and there is little to no falling action. At the end of the story, Buttercup and Westley are ...

(7 pages) 74 1 4.1 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

King Lear's journy

Lear is completely insane due to the loss of his loving daughter Cordelia, and this tends to be the climax of his destruction.In the beginning, King Lear shows his need for being praised; praise is ho ...

(4 pages) 70 0 3.8 May/2002

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

Masters of the prose: James Joyce Essay connecting various Joyce works together by different literary techniques and also offers summaries of a few works.

heir relationship) at times that helps you to best understand the reasoning behind her actions. The climax of Eveline only comes only after the long flashbacks into Eveline's life end, where the time ... in their own mind. In addition to the unorthodox lack of an exposition, Joyce gives neither a true climax nor resolution to Farrington's life. While there are minor conflicts within the day that the ...

(9 pages) 284 1 4.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The Enlightenment and the Great Awakening.

on theme of reason behind the movements. The Great Awakening began about the 1930's and reached its climax ten years later in 1740. What exactly was the Great Awakening? It was a wave of religion revi ...

(6 pages) 188 0 2.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The use of horror in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.

dows, the beat of a heart, ear shattering like an army of drums. The feeling of curiosity is at its climax, the fearful question is yet to be asked: what is waiting behind that corner? Horror is the a ...

(5 pages) 95 0 3.0 Dec/2002

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

Analyzing the Love between Phuong and Fowler in "The Quiet American" as it gradually increases as time goes on

o two parts; the main part shown in color plays "backwards" from the "real" end of the story to the climax at the end of the movie; while the flashback shown in black-and-white which unfolds chronolog ... ile the flashback shown in black-and-white which unfolds chronologically and stops right before the climax. The Quiet American is not as puzzling as this movie. Nevertheless, it echoes the this same s ...

(4 pages) 66 0 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A response to a paragraph in Oedipus

the end ruin swept over him.The first half of the ending of the Sophocles shows the rising action, climax and the falling action of the tragedy. It implies the definition of tragedy: One of high stat ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The Symbolic Relationship Between Finny's Fall in the book "A Seperate Peace" by John Knowles, and the World Trade Center.

y the people in each case.In the novel A separate Peace by John Knowles, Finny's fall serves as the climax of the novel. The fall brings an end to the carefree days of summer, and it ushers in the har ... nly to dire consequence, which results in the loss of life.In much the same way Finny's fall is the climax of the novel, the fall of the World Trade Center is the climax of this generation. It brought ...

(7 pages) 53 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Write a literary insight essay about Guy De Maupassant's short story "The Necklace".

in character, Mathilde Loisel, makes several ironic discoveries. These discoveries form the story's climax and produce a surprising ending. However, the central discovery of the story, that the jewel ...

(2 pages) 94 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What are the fundamental differences between the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening movements, and what if anything did these two movements have in common?

and religion in the mid 1700's America. The Great Awakening began about the 1930's and reached its climax ten years later in 1740. They both formed and shaped the way many think today and brought lot ...

(3 pages) 91 2 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Enchanting Escape

owed upon the field as I approached the summit of this beastly hill. My fears inside of me began to climax as my stomach turned and my face blushed cherry red. As I lay in my rusty sled my heart began ...

(4 pages) 44 0 2.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Homer's "Odysse"y, and what it tells us about greek culture and women

unning and sharp wit enable her to outmaneuver the suitors in many instances. This builds up to the climax of her abilities when Penelope is able to trick her godlike husband in to revealing intimate ... imate details regarding the marital bed. Now she can be assured it is truly Odysseus. Preceding the climax when she is introduced as a character, we learn of her agony over her the absence of her pres ...

(5 pages) 55 0 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature