Essays Tagged: "illusions"

Subjective Photography

how photography created an illusion of reality. Taking this I began to consider other questions of illusions which appear in society as well as body language, the illusion of the way we feel, and als ...

(2 pages) 127 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays

Othello. Reality vs Illusion

Illusion1. Confusion between the two2. Iago knows how to get his wayReality vs. IllusionReality and illusions are two words which may be confused among people reading or learning about this sort of to ... ate how they think, which affects the person's judgment on what is reality and what is an illusion. Illusions can be mistaken as being reality and very often there is a person making another believe i ...

(2 pages) 83 0 4.0 Mar/1997

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

The Tempest. Raging Waters

and to study the greater effects of physics. All this magic that took place results in many of the illusions that were created on the island.There are many illusions that seem to happen quite frequen ... were on the island that was created by Prospero's powers. Many of these encounters may not even be illusions but figments of their imagination as well as hallucinations. While others tend to happen b ...

(4 pages) 110 1 5.0 Jan/1996

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

"Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold

ver Beach" by: Matthew Arnold there is a lot of irony, appeal to the auditory and visual sense, and illusions. The tone in this poem is very sad and dismal, but he shows us how to keep faith and hope ... n angelic or precious to qualify to be an visual image, or it can mean almost like a melodious tune.Illusions are used in this poem as deception for the girl that the man is trying to hold a non-roman ...

(2 pages) 186 1 3.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"The Jilting of Granny Weather all" Her strengths and weaknesses.

ar strong during her struggle with deathand commenting she couldn't be worried now, she had ongoing illusions of her dead daughterHapsy and Hapsy's baby. This showed she didn't want to die and wished ...

(2 pages) 213 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Social Construction of Reality: Animal Farm by George Orwell How does this book demonstrate the social construction of reality?

iety. Animal Farm is the story of a revolution gone sour. Animalism, Communism, and Fascism are all illusions which are used by the pigs as a means of satisfying their greed and lust for power. As eac ...

(7 pages) 126 0 4.5 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Great Gatsby, by Fitzgerald

notknowing the whole truth. He shows us that the author must question everything, breakingdown the illusions that are set up by people and by our society. Baldwin shows thatnormal people don't questi ... our society. Baldwin shows thatnormal people don't question everything, and therefore are fooled by illusions may times.In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald suggests many things about illusion and reality. ...

(4 pages) 69 0 4.0 Nov/1996

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

Illusion and Reality in "A Streetcar Named Desire" (Williams) Is illusion necessary to life? Discusses the role of illusion in the play.

hat a major theme of this play was how our lives can often experience a fierce battle between these illusions. In the case of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' there are many examples where the characters ar ... Streetcar Named Desire' there are many examples where the characters are simply hiding in or behind illusions and where the characters may try to destroy or protect their illusions or those of others. ...

(5 pages) 174 0 3.9 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Character is molded by experience. Refers to Flaubert's "Madame Bovary"

entitled Madame Bovary, Emma's unorthodox behavior during her married life can be attriuted to the illusions she maintained about life during her girlhood. These, combined with her father's disintere ... clung to her like a baby, and held no mysteries or interesting things for her.In youth she had had illusions to keep her happy, but they had been shattered one by one. Enter Rudolphe. Emma was sad, l ...

(2 pages) 73 0 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Hour of a Story, an interpretation of the short story-Story of an Hour

he governing hands of her husband. The site of Mr. Mallard stunned her, and forever killed away the illusions she had just dreamed up of her new life.As the news of her husband's death initially had h ... ried herself unwittingly like a goddess of victory" (para. 20). Now she was in control, lost in her illusions and selfishness.At the height of these feelings, she is shocked by the site of her husband ...

(2 pages) 256 0 3.8 Jul/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Vision and its Relevance to Tragedy, this goes into the heros journey, the Appollonian and Dionysiac worlds, and how it relates to commonly read novels.

n a clear vision of the world. Natural nature however is something that man fights for, against all illusions of civil and social order and progress. This fight against the illusions of humanism is on ... ined by Merlyn to view the world through the eyes of every creature that inhabits it. The magic, or illusions, used by this great teacher help the Wart to gain insight which will help him to one day b ...

(26 pages) 178 0 3.2 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

George Orwell's Animal Farm

ue to the historical story, the aristocratic players manipulate the proletariat, deluding them with illusions of dignity and improved living conditions, while masterfully holding all of the power for ...

(6 pages) 103 1 3.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Descartes and how he came to his conclusions on the existence of the world. This was originally used for a presentation.

thing:"I resolved to pretend that nothing which had ever entered my mind was any more true than the illusions of my dreams. But immediately afterwards I became aware that, while I decided thus to thin ...

(2 pages) 210 3 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Different symbols in Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

nto a new world can be shown through her passion for the sea and her knowledge and disobedience to "illusions" in society.Throughout the novel, Edna possesses a proclivity toward the sea, and this bri ... before her rebirth.Edna Pontellier is also able to become a new person because of her awareness of "illusions" in society, such as social conventions. Edna defies the invisible rules placed on women a ...

(3 pages) 130 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Illusions and Reality in The Great GatsbyAccording to Cynthia Wu, no matter how many critical opinio ... itical opinions there are on The Great Gatsby, the book basically deals with Gatsby's dream and his illusions (39). We find out from the novel that Jay Gatsby is not even a real person but someone tha ... by is not even a real person but someone that James Gatz invented. Wu also tells us that Gatsby has illusions that deal with romance, love, beauty, and ideals (39). Wu also points out that Gatsby's il ...

(12 pages) 168 1 4.6 Mar/2003

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

Illusions and denial in "The Glass Managerie" by Tennessee Williams

As human beings we all indulge in illusions and escape mechanisms. In "The Glass Menagerie" Tennessee Williams presents us with a fami ...

(2 pages) 58 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Great expectations"

often detrimental to the outcomes of characters when the reality of a situation is revealed. These illusions are revealed through Pip, a lower class boy caught in the struggle of the social classes o ... e than one instant in this novel, the outcomes of situations are often decided on the appearance of illusions versus the truth of reality.The mendacity of the characters and the settings in this book ...

(7 pages) 117 1 4.3 May/2003

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

"The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams.

The play, The Glass Menagerie , by Tennessee Williams portrays the escapisms and illusions of the Wingfield family, Laura, Tom and Amanda, and the varying degree of damage these ind ... uth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion.However, the detrimental effect of these illusions to the individual as well as to others only reinforces the image of a family of misfits.Th ... usions of Laura Wingfield can be attributed to her feeling of social isolation. However, these same illusions only serve to reinforce and emphasise these feelings and in turn force her to further craw ...

(7 pages) 112 0 3.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Taming the Shrew and Strretcar.

Lies and deception are told to utter a false shield of the truth. Thus, false illusions are the out come or result and combination of the two. In the plays, Taming of the Shrewd ... peare and A Streetcar Name Desire by Tennessee Williams, the characters hide themselves under false illusions through their lies and deceptions. In the end these false illusions are the agent of chang ... illusions are the agent of change however ever if examined closely the endings themselves are false illusions.In the play A Streetcar Name Desire the main character Miss Blanche DuBois holds up the tr ...

(7 pages) 28 1 3.0 Jul/2003

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

How M. Butterfly Uses The Art Of Illusion To Foster Stereotypes Among Its Main Characters.

e more often negative than positive and are not always based on fact, but rather on perceptions and illusions. Illusions, on the other hand, are a form of deception, seen as something objectively exis ... objectively existing in such a way as to cause misinterpretation of its actual nature. As a result, illusions can generate a sense of mystery, excitement, and anticipation for the people who harbor th ...

(6 pages) 220 0 4.7 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama