Essays Tagged: "Innocence"

The Story of Oedipus

urder of King Laius. Laius seemed to die a unwarranteddeath, but he was not necessarily in complete innocence, for he had done somemalicious things earlier in his life, such as the attempted murder of ...

(2 pages) 74 0 3.4 Aug/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Oliver Twist

ally quiet and shy rather than aggressive. Oliver'saffectionate nature, along with his weakness and innocence, earn him the pity andlove of the good people he meets. Dicken's choice of Oliver's name i ...

(6 pages) 110 0 3.4 Jan/1996

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

What is Iago? -- as distinct from what he pretends to be -- and what are his motives?

s, Othello, the reader is presented the classic battle between the deceitful forces of evil and the innocence of good. It are these forces of evil that ultimately lead to the breakdown of Othello, a n ... onclusion of the play, Iago does successfully eliminate the one character representative of heaven, innocence, and honesty. Yet 'remains the censure of this hellish villian' (Act V, Scene II). Finally ...

(6 pages) 149 0 3.1 Nov/1996

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

Justice in the World

ustice that I would like to speak about is personal justice.Blessed are those reared in a household innocence of the deadly sin of envy. Their lives will be tormented by a grinding resentment that the ...

(4 pages) 111 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Common human expieriences of "To kill a mockingbird"by Harper Lee

ng, is white. Atticus proves without a doubt that Tom is innocent. But in a all white jury guilt or innocence is not important to them the only thing that is important to them is that Tom Robinson is ...

(2 pages) 57 0 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

The direct and indirect impact of rhetoric (on The Color Purple)

at the mercy of Albert Johnson's more dominant attitude. The rhetoric that she expresses to him, of innocence and always complying to his orders, forces her to live a large portion of her life shelter ...

(3 pages) 115 0 3.8 Jan/1996

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

Short review of Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre"

through metamorphosis. Once the caterpillar grows into a fully developed butterfly, it has lost its innocence and purity forever. Jane was an inexperienced caterpillar but her stay at Lowood and her c ... Mr. Rochester, I could not unlove him now...' It is obvious from these words that Jane had lost her innocence. She was no longer Jane Eyre, she was soon to be happily married to the man she loves. You ...

(2 pages) 49 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Child Abuse in Canada and the United States

ng of a child, the only thing that runs through a normal mind of a non-abuser should be thoughts of innocence, purity, and youth. Child abuse is the last thing that any child should fear, or any paren ...

(4 pages) 226 3 4.4 Mar/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Hawthorne - Melville Comparitive Essay

doesn't fit the normal sailor stereotype. Officer Claggart continually picks him on because of his innocence and ignorance. To make matters worse, one of the corporals tells Claggart that Billy Budd ... hall knew that Claggart was just making fun of Billy for spilling his soup, and because of Billy's innocence, he couldn't realize that. "He was illiterate; he could not read, but he could sing, and l ...

(5 pages) 93 0 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Significance of Color in The Great Gatsby

sby, F. Scott Fitzgerald used the colors green, white, and yellow for symbolism-representing money, innocence, and corruption respectively. The use of symbolic color occurs throughout the novel, helpi ... to relive the past with his true love.Fitzgerald uses the color white to symbolize wealth, purity, innocence, cleanliness, and virginity, as well as laziness and a veil over corruption. Daisy is repr ...

(2 pages) 107 0 4.3 Mar/2002

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

This essay is about the metaphorical use of mathmatics in "The One Girl at The Boys Party" by Sharon Olds

ly repress her true sexual being.The girl in this poem is young and with her youth comes a sense of innocencehowever the poem demonstrates the sexual awakening the girl incurs. The girl's youth isexem ... the thoughts of the boys and thegirl as well as demonstrating how her thoughts evolve from those of innocence tothoughts that become dominated by sexuality. The speaker describes how the boys seethe g ...

(2 pages) 149 0 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

comparison of theme betweeen William Blakes poems The Tiger & The Lamb

iscusses many points questioning creation and religion. He describes the lamb as being an object of innocence and fragility when he says 'Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing, woolly, brigh ... amb.There are a few themes developed in 'The Lamb.' Blake describes the lamb as symbol of childhood innocence. He also questions about how the lamb was brought into existence, which mentions another t ...

(2 pages) 199 0 3.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"The growing up of a young boy" Based on the book, "Bless me, Ultima".

Throughout the book Bless me Ultima, Tony, the young main character in the story, lost his innocence when exposed to the harsh world since he learned what life is really like. Ultima is a goo ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

The three dichotomous symbols in A Separate Peace by John Knowles reinforce the innocence and evil of the main characters, Finny and Gene. Beside the Devon School flow two rivers o ... lled jouncing of the tree limb.Nevertheless, the peaceful time and the war time clearly display the innocence of Finny and the evil of Gene. During the peaceful time, not one student thinks about a wa ... he trick. The two rivers, the two sessions, and the two settings, reinforce and clearly display the innocence of Finny and the evil of Gene.

(3 pages) 59 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Forbidden Fruit, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

'All things truly wicked start from an innocence.'Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)The Creature was not born evil. Nor was his corruption his fa ... ted his creator for giving him life. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, The Creature symbolizes fallen innocence, his childlike naivete stripped away by the cold, uncaring world.The Creature was truly in ... Tree of Knowledge and opened his eyes to his world, and was then cast from the blissful paradise of innocence.

(3 pages) 78 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Births of Kings in 'Hamlet', by William Shakespeare and 'Oedipus Rex', by Sophocles

by William Shakespeare and 'Oedipus Rex', written by Sophocles share a common bond of illusion and innocence. The protagonists in both plays appear at the beginning only to have changed so that reali ... llusion with less than desirable results for either. In these two plays, two kings must leave their innocence behind as the truth leads them first, to enlightenment and then to their downfall. This is ...

(3 pages) 85 0 4.5 Feb/1997

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

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

ngthese challenges.Sir Gawain is a very symbolic character; symbolic in the sense that he representsinnocence in life. He was not afraid to accept a challenge because it meant saving thekingdom from t ...

(3 pages) 152 0 3.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Isolation and Emily Grierson: A Deadly Combination

ching for a more decent life and more decent people in the midst of evil. He was reaching for love, innocence, simplicity, and strength, but he also knew that these things were being hidden by reality ...

(3 pages) 121 0 4.2 Dec/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A review of "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D Salinger

and the only way to guarantee this on a long term basis is to assist children in maintaining their innocence from the dangers of adulthood.In chapter 16 we have the first reference to the meaning of ... 15). Holden notes that the child's parents pay no attention to him. To Holden this child represents innocence and youth unspoiled by adult immorality.Holden wishes to serve humanity by safeguarding th ...

(4 pages) 222 2 3.5 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

To kill a Mockingbird (Film Review)

reen. The film however, does not only focus on the issue of racism, yet it also deals with courage, innocence, childhood, education, prejudice and the lessons that we learn in life.Several kinds of co ... st powerful story in the film is that of Tom Robinson and when justice is killed, and the childhood innocence of Jem, Scout, and Dill is lost.The film presents us with an idealised form of childhood, ...

(5 pages) 229 0 4.6 Apr/2002

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