Essays Tagged: "face value"

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Curiously, most critics seem to accept at face value the assumption that at the conclusion of Arthur Miller's classic dramaDeath of a Salesman ... ry has spent itself, andhe breaks down, sobbing, holding on to Willy, who dumbly fumbles for Biff's face.' The son's final words to his father in theplay are simply: 'I'll go in the morning. Put him-- ...

(3 pages) 388 2 4.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett. The meaning of life and existentialism, significance of setting and structure.

At Face value waiting for Godot could be called a simple play. It uses a basic setting consisting of a ... ve in its structure and character pairing. It is an uncomplicated play with no established plot, at face value Waiting for Godot could be described as a play about nothing. The substance of Waiting fo ... o find enlightenment and the question of the of the existence of God or a higher being.Again we are faced with the same questions of identity and existence although in relation to reality or the perce ...

(8 pages) 189 1 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Literature and Lives" by Allen Carey-Webb Ascertaining the efficacy of reader-response and cultural studies in the classroom.

truths about what literature means, and students eagerly soaking up those "truths", taking them at face value and never thinking about the variable criteria, such as authorial intent, social construc ...

(6 pages) 77 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

This essasy explores the controversial world of the Jacksonian Era and tries to explain the reasoning behind president Andrew Jacksonian's many bias's.

eld its principles, and defended its ideals of an"equal" society. They took the Constitution at its face value, without readinginto it. Jacksonians believed that they defended political democracy. The ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.2 Jan/2003

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

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. An essay on the theme that the rich are careless people.

ople in the book have a sense of being better than everybody else is, but not showing it exactly at face value. They are completely careless and throw caution to the wind. They ignore how others feel ...

(2 pages) 49 0 3.0 Mar/2003

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

William Goulding's "Lord of the Flies" as an Allegory. Provides analysis for symbolism and the allegories of Piggy, Ralph, Jack, the Lord of the Flies, and fire.

Lord of the Flies as an AllegoryThe Lord of the Flies if read at face value can be interpreted as short book about the struggle to survive on a deserted island and i ...

(4 pages) 537 9 4.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This is a 3 page essay on Emily Dickinson. It was written for Literature of the U.S. II. In this piece I illustrate that Dickinson wrote of Love, Life, and Death.

h she was isolated, she was not blind to human nature. She was able to see the world around her for face value. Through her intellect, and her soul she lived a life richer than most.Thomas Wentworth H ...

(3 pages) 196 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

William Blake and Napoleon Bonaparte with respect to their roles in the Romantic Era.

e myself in thought, "What would Blake think? Would he approve or disapprove? Would he take this at face value or delve into the soul of its argument." Bonaparte himself could not have been more diffe ...

(5 pages) 67 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A comparison between an open-mind and a closed-one.

le. This is all based on "perception" or how a person views things. Some people base things only on face value, while others looks past that. Your life is what you make of it, and having the right out ...

(3 pages) 138 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Challenge to Slavery - "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark.

e ideas of the author from the ideas of his characters. It is also important not to take a novel at face value but to "read between the lines" in order to capture the underlying theme. If one were to ...

(4 pages) 78 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Comparison of Celtic and Gallic culture .

ing. The stories themselves are full of mythic exaggeration and many statements may not be taken at face value. Also, most tales are incomplete as manuscripts have been damaged or pages lost. In the s ...

(5 pages) 69 0 4.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Correct and Incorrect Perceptual Hypothesis.

all parts, will make me look at life in a different way, more detailed and not taking anything for face value any longer. I am astonished to realize that the mind actually goes through all these proc ...

(4 pages) 116 0 4.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Sensation & Perception

Russian Revolution analysis, how the leaders that came to power solely wore the "robes of the tyrant it has disposed.".

itial change, the disseverment of the Romanov dynasty and the fall of the age of monarchs. While at face value, the Nicholas II was replaced by a revolutionary man striving for reforms, such beliefs w ...

(3 pages) 45 0 3.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"Pride and Prejudice", by Jane Austen.

ubject to change, so are our impressions of these territories. I believe that although the novel at face value may seem to glorify the urban life, it praises country habits and ultimately arrives at a ...

(4 pages) 47 0 1.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

This is an essay on the effects of television viewing on children onto adulthood.

-lifer's, advocating that the feotus is a living being and therefore has a right to live, while the face value of the argument may in the beginning seem convincing, it is lacking in scientific support ... would be the right choice.Moreover, I believe that availability of choice is vital to women because face facts, a woman would do anything to end her pregnancy if the need arose. This is reality. Makin ...

(4 pages) 60 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

A Literary Analysis of "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson

y. The reader sees both literal and metaphorical meaning of this story because for one it shows for face value what the entire story is about, and hidden behind it is the notion of the scapegoat being ... e lottery is Mr. Summers. He has "time and energy to devote to civic activities" and is a "...round-faced, jovial man ... and people were sorry for him, because he had no children and his wife was a s ...

(6 pages) 407 2 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

other events and characters and expressions of human nature seem to radiate.In Act 1, Proctor is at face value seen to show honesty and common sense for which the reader is encouraged to like him for, ... eases the tension when he makes his long statement - ('I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face! And it is my face, and yours, Danforth!....). It is clear that Miller uses vivid imagery here, ...

(10 pages) 52 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Return of the native; a complex chracterisation

and readers recognize that literature is difficult; it is not to be trusted, or to be taken at its face value. In 1878, when The Return of the Native was first published, ambiguity was hardly underst ...

(10 pages) 55 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analyze isolation in Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods" and "Acquainted with the Night"

Frost's characteristic poetic traits. Both poems contain dark symbolism that is not only evident at face value, but appears more pronounced as the reader unravels his sophisticated use of words. "Stop ... of a melancholy nature - it is abundant in its description of a glum setting. The imagery on the surface however reveals only a hint of the poem's true message. The final stanza of the poem reads, "Th ...

(3 pages) 111 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Lord of the Flies, As a reflection of life

al and the force of psychic structure as the fundamental principle of the Natural Man. When read at face value, it can be interpreted as a short book about the struggle to survive on a deserted island ...

(4 pages) 38 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers