Essays Tagged: "grandeur"

Critical Analysis of the "Rape of the Lock" by Pope

immensity of the landscape of his epic, Pope chose to utilize the heroic couplet to trivialize this grandeur. Pope's quick wit bounces the reader along his detailed description of his parlor-room epic ...

(7 pages) 170 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Satire of Johnathan Swift Revealed. Refers to "Gulliver's travels

y. Through graphic representations of the body and it's functions, Swift reveals to the reader that grandeur is merely an illusion, a facade behind which English society of his time attempted to hide ... It happens when the King of the land, his Majesty, comments on, "how contemptible a thing was human grandeur, which could be mimicked by such diminutive insects as [Gulliver]"(Norton,2097). Here, Swif ...

(3 pages) 116 0 4.5 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

In what ways does John of Gaunt's speech from Act 2 scene 1 develop your understanding of both his character and his place in the play's consideration of "England and "Englishness"?

has figuratively raped "mother" England by exploiting the loyalty of his subjects and debasing the grandeur of "this blessed plot" for his own personal glory. The speech enables the reader to look in ...

(4 pages) 31 0 4.8 Nov/2002

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

Comparison of three John Hopkin poems. God-man poems "God's Grandeur", "Peace", and "Pied Beauty"

uty of God's creation and mostly about the aspects of everyday life. This is clearly seen in "God's Grandeur", "Pied Beauty" and "Peace" as Hopkins describes uniqueness of God's creations, the thought ... r, we can recognize and wait for peace to come. This shows and praises God's mysterious ways."God's Grandeur" praises God's grandeur and amazement. Hopkin's begins the poem saying, "the world is charg ...

(2 pages) 92 1 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

This essay compares two works of art by the artist Louise Nevelson.

us Zag; Night' seem to understand many of the strong elements in her work, yet fail to describe the grandeur scale of intimidation such pieces create in their immediate presence. Nevelson's large fini ... uniform coloration focus the viewer on the play of light and shadow, also suggest the solemnity and grandeur of altar paintings.In Luminous Zag: Night, 105 units are filled with rows of saw-toothed wo ...

(4 pages) 83 0 3.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Albert Camus (author of The Stranger) and Existentialism .

erhaps not so much in despairing of lifeas in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life."--Albert CamusExistentialism was a movement of the 19th and 20th centuries th ...

(1 pages) 82 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Charles Dickens.

e called Gad's Hill Place, which was near Rochester, Kent. He fell in love with its romanticism and grandeur, and determined to someday own it.Dickens lived in relative peace until his family was put ...

(4 pages) 89 2 5.0 May/2003

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

Michelangelo Buonartti.

known for his treatment of the human body in painting and sculpture. His figures convey a sense of grandeur and power, and arouse strong emotions in many spectators. In size, strength, and emotional ...

(3 pages) 64 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Charlie "Bird" Parker.

As the nineteenth century drew to a close, so to did the era where the grandeur of classical music prospered as the essential foundation in the world of Western music. Soc ...

(5 pages) 75 0 3.0 Oct/2003

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

"The Life of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald"

obituaries werecondescending, and he seemed destined for literary obscurity."( ) Despite hisgrandeur and title as "symbol of the Jazz age", he felt his life was a wasted one, spent toolong hun ... h into the world but never receivedhis compensation. For all his goodness and love, his emphasis on grandeur and money,Fitzgerald was simply another lost soul against the current, borne back ceaseless ...

(12 pages) 79 0 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Position paper on Smoking- In a society of mystic illusions and grandeur all around us from billboards, to the constant bombardment of television and radio ads, Are they just blowing smoke. . .

gly aware of our health risks in today's society.Position PaperIn a society of mystic illusions and grandeur that appear all around us from the visuals on the billboards, to the constant bombardment o ...

(3 pages) 80 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

The Fallen Tyrants of Babylon

apital city that Nebuchadnezzar built the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon. In testimony to his grandeur, each brick was inscribed with Nebuchadnezzar's name.And so it is in our time. Saddam Husse ...

(2 pages) 28 2 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

The themes of class and class consciousness as seen in the book Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

acters in the novel, such as Mr. Collins, who spends most of his time praising and exaggerating the grandeur of his upper-class patron, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Though Mr. Collins seems to be an extr ... rgh, is one of the many examples of Mr. Collins' superficial remarks, which greatly exaggerates the grandeur of Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and in this instance her daughter as well. "If I had ever lear ...

(4 pages) 46 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Faith and Resignation" (Soren Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling")

e ability to find the "sublime in the pedestrian" (70). With faith, the knight is able to recognize grandeur in the finite. The knight of faith "...says 'I nevertheless believe that I shall get her, n ...

(3 pages) 105 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

To what extent did high culture become the tool of state interest during the period 1624-1715?

During the Renaissance, humanists, having recovered numerous ancient texts, suggested 'that the grandeur of a king although established by war, was maintained by peace. The fruits of peace, they c ... ballet, opera, writing, poetry and architecture. Progress in these, were deemed to demonstrate the grandeur and power of the king in the eyes of his subjects, of foreigners and of posterity. The conc ...

(9 pages) 48 1 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Why the Articles of Confederation were an effective form of government for the U.S.

hn Dickinson began forming ideas of a strong centralized government, ignorant to the effects of the grandeur power abused by Parliament of Britain. Immediately the various states challenged this sugge ...

(5 pages) 91 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Framing Techniques used in The Searchers

ng from one place to another, the shot is usually from a distance. This technique shows the overall grandeur of the natural surroundings dwarfing the actors. During many of these shots, the actors the ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

A Scratch Beneath the Surface: The Pastoral Disguise of "An Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats

is the wavering tone of the speaker. Though the pastoral and ode are generally the majesty and the grandeur of the physical world, Keats is able to manipulate the forms into a conduit in which he con ...

(10 pages) 62 1 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Coliseum, the Construction and history of

Caelian Hills, it was the first permanent amphitheater to be built in Rome. Its monumental size and grandeur as well as its practical and efficient organization for producing spectacles and controllin ...

(9 pages) 75 0 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Look carefully at Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael's 'Wheatfields'. Please give an account of the composition of this painting.

edium used is oil on canvas and the actual size of the composition is very large, which adds to the grandeur created through his techniques of depiction. Ruisdael painted Wheatfields in c. 1670 in the ...

(1 pages) 153 2 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art